The past week in greyhound racing produced some superb performances but non more so than Fernando Bale as he continued to dominate the sport with his fourth group one win in 29.27 at Wenty Park and also amassed his thirteenth straight win in top class. He continues to pose the conversation that he quite possibly could be the greatest greyhound of all time.
Back closer to home we saw some keenly contested racing throughout the week at both Sandown Park and The Meadows, so let’s take a look at the highlights now;
The metro racing began Wednesday at The Meadows and the greyhounds that caught my eye were both Get Up Dinozzo, who raced home to a 30.34 win by over seven lengths (Replay) and Gunmetal Rebel, who had control of his race from the start with an all the way 30.08 win for Paul Formosa.
The Meadows Wednesday Results: Click Here
Thursday night at ‘HQ’ Sandown Park was highlighted by numerous highly impressive runs.
Secret Spell (pictured) began beautifully to assume control of the race early and eventually win the FFA in 29.29, holding off Caustic Bale and the gallant Lamia Bale in what was a sensational edition of the free for all (Replay).
“Shanlyn Lucy now goes into calculations as being a genuine contender in all of the group class staying races after a breathtaking 42.56 romp at The Meadows on Saturday night.”
Mepunga Tiara stepped back up to the 715m with an easy almost four length win in 42.14 and no doubt the last couple of 595m runs put her in good stead, regaining her early zip for her race on Thursday night (Replay).
The last of the highlights for mine was the speed all the way win of Ballerino, who bounced back to his best with a 29.31 win in the seventh of the night for Joe Borg (Replay).
Sandown Thursday Results: Click Here
The racing from the Meadows on Saturday night was programmed for plenty of greyhounds to break their metro maidens in the no city win races but the obvious run of the night went to Shanlyn Lucy, who produced a run home quick enough to win a sprint race in the 725m grade 5. She now so very quickly goes into the calculations as being a genuine contender in all of the group class staying races after her breathtaking 42.56 romp on Saturday night (Replay).
Crackerjack Dak returned to somewhere near the form he showed when he competed representing Victoria in the nationals last year with a classy 30.02 win over the in-form Weblec Belle in the free for all.
The Meadows Saturday Results: Click Here
Finally the metro racing concluded for another week at Sandown on Sunday where It’s A Place lived up to his name with a jet like performance winning his middle distance debut race in a flying 34.01.
Later on in the program Jake Ellemen and Emma Palma combined to snare a city win with their little pace chaser in Uno Sparti, who stuck it out to win in 30.19 in what might just have been owner Jake’s first metro winner.
On that note that wraps up another weekly wrap… Safe travelling and happy punting and I’ll chat to you soon.
Sandown Sunday Results: Click Here