Another exceptional week of greyhound racing has come to a close with the major highlight clearly Fernando Bale who made it 16 straight wins in a heat of the Group 1 Maturity (525m) at The Meadows on Saturday night.
Back to the beginning;
The week of metropolitan greyhound racing began on Wednesday (8 July) with a 12 race card from The Meadows. Miss consistent Lamia Bale racked up another superb win running a very fast 29.81 B.O.N performance with over just over eight lengths to spare on her nearest rival (Replay).
The win took her prize money to in excess of $339,000 and she appears set to continue her winning ways, having only turned three years of age one week ago.
The Meadows Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here
The Thursday night meeting from Sandown Park produced some breathtaking wins including Lady Toy, who landed the Group 2 McKenna Memorial with her trademark flying finish to snaffle the $40,000 winners cheque (Replay). Other who impressed were as follows;
Ronray Spirit - Gutsy off the speed win in 29.62 (Replay).
Dyna Villa - Melbourne Cup like performance (Replay).
Angie Rocks - First genuine top 600m win (Replay).
Virginia Rose - Flying 33.97 595m win for the Sharon-Lee Chignell prepared chaser (Replay).
Weblec Belle - Handled the inside draw perfectly in a smart seven length win, running 29.39 (Replay).
Sandown Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here
The 12 heats of the age-restricted Group 1 Maturity were run and won at The Meadows Saturday night with the majority of the big guns cruising through to the second round.
Queensland young gun Pop The Cork proved himself top class with his devastating nine length win in a flying 29.66 performance at his Meadows debut. The Peter Ruetschi prepared chaser handled the outside alley to perfection, setting a breathtaking 17.57 middle section on the way to his impressive heat win (Replay).
Master Tron surprised the punters with an all the way win paying a staggering $37.10 in 29.89. The Ray Henness trained chaser bounced to the lead and was not for catching in heat seven.
Dyna Double One continued his love affair with The Meadows producing another exceptional time over the 525m. The Andrea Dailly prepared star will be looking to jump out of his kennelmate’s shadow (Fernando Bale) at the track he has labeled his own over the past few months. His 29.56 best of the night performance sets him up for a massive three weeks at the metropolitan circuit (Replay).
Little more than 48 hours after running second to Lady Toy in the McKenna, What’s Chewing (pictured) closed out a memorable night of racing at The Meadows with a sensational 29.75 win from the awkward five alley. The Kelly Bravo runner could be a smokey for the next few weeks in the Group 1 Maturity series (Replay).
The Meadows Saturday Results & Replays: Click Here
Sandown Sunday brought the curtain down on another week of metro racing with 12 races. Pocket Kings produced the best time of the day with an all the way win fromm box two in 29.76 (Replay).
Sandown Sunday Results & Replays: Click Here
That wraps up the wrap. Stayed tuned for the metro previews for what will be some red hot racing in the week ahead.