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North-East Wrap: Magic on Show at Healesville

It was another top week of greyhound racing in the north east of Victoria starting with a very competitive program at Bendigo on Friday (Nov 13). The most impressive win on the card was that of Catch Fire in Race 4. Trained by Phillip Clark, she was able to overcome a slow start to pounce on a rails run off the back to win again in fast time (Replay). Magnificently bred she has now won three of her four starts and has loads of potential. Expect her to be winning better races in time.

The other strong winner was Lady Torah in Race 5. She settled just off the speed but was able to unleash a big strong finish late in the race to overhaul the early leader Laredo. That duo really spaced the others as well and they ran good time. She does need luck early in her races but she is very talented.

Healesville was the next program for the week last Sunday where It’s All Talk (pictured above with trainer Angela Galea) was the headline act in a heat of the Puppy Championship. Whilst she was able to win again and maintain her unbeaten record, she was somewhat upstaged by Magic Is Might. A winner of five of his 12 starts prior, he flew up the straight and recorded 19.19 which was the fastest time of the day. It’s All Talk certainly wasn’t disappointing as she sprinted up the straight in 19.23 winning by 10 lengths, so it is all set up for a cracking final this Sunday.

‘Stompin’ has always been armed with stacks of ability and he can now head to town where he should be winning.’

The last meeting for the week was conducted at Shepparton on Monday night. There were two standout performances on that particular card as well including Stompin’ in Race 8. He has always been armed with stacks of talent and he produced it all on Monday. The favourite in a strong race, he bounced straight on the lure and was too fast for his rivals winning in the fastest time of the night of 25.39 (Replay). A winner of nine of 23, he can now head to town where he should be winning.

The other standout win was that of Mendes in the last race. Trained by Robert Glass at Kyabram, she was mightily impressive on Monday. She is right at the top of her game at the moment and having drawn box one in the final of the Grade 5 series she will be very hard to beat indeed.

That wraps up the past week in the North East. I hope you found a winner or two and until next week, good luck and good punting.




WATCH: Magic Is Might clocks a Best of Day 19.19sec at Healesville.

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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