• Tuesday, 07 Jul, 2015,
  • by James Van de Maat

Metro Wrap: City Racing hits Fever Pitch

Metropolitan greyhound racing came to a close with what was another outstanding week of city racing.

A few of the highlights from The Meadows on Wednesday included Rowdy Rousey, who racked up a dominant 34.96 win and has been in solid consistent form over mainly the middle distances for new trainer Alasdair Armstrong (Replay).

Recruitment, who qualified for the Australian Cup at The Meadows earlier this year, won the sixth race ahead of Hanging In There in a Deborah Coleman quinella running 30.50. (Replay).

Eaton Bale positioned himself toward the top echelon of the Andrea Dailly’s kennel with a blistering 29.96 win from box seven. He recorded an 11.97 run home, which instantly gives the indication he could be a hot prospect over 600m and beyond (Replay).


The Meadows Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here


Under lights at Sandown Park on Thursday we witnessed five classy heats of the ‘McKenna Memorial’ over the 595m with the results as follows…

Heat one went to Mepunga Tiara, who has been racing brilliantly over the middle distances and she was able to produce a strong come from behind run to win in 34.32 (Replay).

Heat two was won by Know Danger in 34.29. Lobbing right on the pace, the former Kiwi looked strong late when dating away to a two and a half length heat win (Replay).

Ballerino proved too pacy winning heat three in 34.36 (Replay) after failing to find the line in his 595m debut one week earlier.

The fourth heat was won by Spring Leaf, who finished brilliantly to win by almost a length in 34.38 (Replay), whilst the final heat was won by star stayer Lady Toy, who lobbed fourth in the early part of the race and she quite simply outstayed them to a super strong 34.06 win (Replay), which now positions her the one to beat in next week’s final.

Sandown Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here

On Saturday night at The Meadows we witnessed the birth of a potential staying star in Shanlyn Lucy (9m), who timed her run to perfection staving off the champ Sweet It Is (8m) is a smart 42.55 Handicap win. I’ve been talking her praise for a few weeks now and once again she didn’t disappoint (Replay).

In the preview I spoke highly of the extremely talented Champion Exhibit and he only increased my opinion on the superb young chaser as he romped away to a 29.98 maiden final win by 12 lengths. The youngster made it two from two and the most impressive part of his win was the improvement he showed to the first section running 5.05 (Replay).

Xtreme Knocka produced a near career best win in the grade five final with a speedy 29.80 dominating victory by over 13 lengths (Replay). The other highlight was the breathtaking win of Fever Pitch (pictured), who speared home to a sensational 29.68 win in the fast class race of the night (Replay).
The Meadows Saturday Results & Replays: Click Here

The time honours for the Sunday meeting at Sandown was set by Humming Birdhill in 29.48. The Rob Britton prepared chaser showed uncharacteristic early speed in her speedy win (Replay).
Sandown Sunday Results & Replays: Click Here

That wraps up another weekly metro wrap!
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Watch: Shanlyn Lucy (4) ran the race of her life to beat Sweet It Is (2) at The Meadows on Saturday night.

James Van de MaatJames Van de Maat

James Van de Maat

RSN race caller with a love for greyhound racing. Owner, trainer and breeder with a driving passion to win a Group race. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)

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