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Grand Week in the North East

This week’s edition of the North-East wrap kicked off with a nice program of racing at Lords Raceway Bendigo on Friday November 6 and there were a number of highly impressive winners, but none more so than Grand Faith in race 8.

Starting from Box 4 he powered to the lead early and gave all others no chance at all to run him down as he bolted away for a dominant win in fast time. He has always been armed with great ability but only now is he starting to put it all together. Here is a replay of his win…

Watch: Grand Faith was a dominant winner at Bendigo in 23.76 (Best)

 

He wasn’t the only one to score a big win Friday with the Joe Borg trained You Can Jive a big winner of Race 9, also running quick time. He is very promising and there will be loads more wins for him in his career.

‘Terrifically consistent sprinter SOLDIER SPY made it 20 wins from 58 starts when winning at Healesville in a flying 16.47.’

On to Healesville Sunday and the win of the day certainly belonged to the Michael Fox prepared Soldier Spy. A winner of 20 of his 58 starts, he flew down the straight to record a lightning fast run of 16.47. A terrifically consistent sprinter, he has been a wonderful money earner for connections having now won over $23,000 in prizemoney.

The other win of note on the card was that of Ollie Boy in the opening race. Having only been placed at one of his previous seven starts, he was sent out a short priced favourite on the back of a Mount Gambier placing. Jumping beautifully, he pinged to the lead and careered away for a 10 length win in good time (19.31). He can go on and keep winning now he has broken the duck.

Mondays night’s meeting at Shepparton was a little different with the use of the ‘Finish On’ lure for the first time. The win of the night for mine was Halt for Jeff Britton. Bouncing from Box 4 he gave the favourite Proper Bluey a start, but he was powerful to the line to win well in good time (25.42 Best) which suggests that when he gets up to the 500m he is going to be even better.

‘Having only been placed at one of his previous seven starts, OLLIE BOY was sent out a short priced favourite at Healesville on the back of a Mount Gambier placing. Jumping beautifully, he pinged to the lead and careered away for a 10 length win’

The well-bred Kasreyn was a strong winner on debut of Race 2. Nancy May scored a much deserved win in Race 4 after running a string of placings, whilst Irish Whip was highly impressive in his first run in Victoria in Race 7.

That wraps up racing in Victoria’s north east this week. Hope you found a winner or two. Until next time, good luck and good punting.

Watch: Halt (4) storms home to pinch victory over Proper Bluey at Shepparton in 25.42 (Best)

 

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Matt Jackson
About Matt Jackson - RSN Race Caller Matthew Jackson has 3 years experience Race Calling with RSN calling all 3 codes all across Victoria. I currently race a number of Thoroughbreds also but have a strong passion for Greyhound Racing. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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