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Galea all the talk in Sapphire Crown heats

It’s All Talk is certainly something to talk about – she has had 15 starts for 13 wins – and shown potential that has had tongues wagging for months.

Thursday night she is faced with one of her hardest tasks to date; the heats of Group 1 $145,000 Sapphire Crown (515m), a race restricted to female greyhounds.

“Her heat is full of quick beginners so I was wrapped to see her receive box 2. It will be hard to beat Shared Equity, who is a very talented greyhound and I am very happy to be on her inside,” trainer Angela Galea explained.

Shared Equity (box 6) and It’s All Talk (box 2) aren’t the only greyhounds in the field to show blistering early speed; Ima Misha Doll (box 1) and Flywheel Magic (box 3) also do their best racing in the early stages.

It’s All Talk is coming off an impressive victory in $7,150 Bendigo Roses Final over the 425 metre distance.

WATCH: It’s All Talk lead from start to finish from box 6 in the Bendigo Roses Final last Friday.



“It’s All Talk’s early speed is her greatest asset. Her first and second sectionals are amazing – it’s what wins her most of her races,” Angela said.

It’s All Talk’s only career losses have come at Sandown, but a record of three wins from five starts over the 515 metre distance can’t be discouraged.

As an owner, breeder and trainer, Angela Galea has an extremely special bond with her star greyhound.

“Words can’t describe the feeling you get when you see a dog that you held in your hand as a new born puppy go on to win a race whether it’s a maiden or final,” Angela explained.

“She didn’t stop running in the yards as a pup, there was definitely something different about her compared to the rest of the litter, and she has turned out the best of them.”

As a puppy the Galea family suspected they had a very talented greyhound on their hands, and their thoughts were confirmed when she went through her racetrack education.

In January this year, Fainting Fancies (It’s All Talk’s mother) had five puppies to Barcia Bale, which has Angela and her father Martin Galea very excited about the future.

For now, however, It’s All Talk will take the spotlight in the kennel, one day in hope of being crowned with group 1 glory.



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