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North-East Wrap: Too Much Equity

Feature racing in the North East this week headed to Healesville for the final of the Straight Track Championship (pictured above).

Sunday’s program at Healesville was one of the better quality cards we have had there for some time and it was highlighted by the Straight Track Championship Final. Favourite for the race was the star chaser Luca Neveelk. Others who were well in commission included the untapped Due Process, Gaelic Peter who was beautifully drawn in box eight and Angela Langton’s very smart sprinter Shared Equity, who had been placed at Group 2 level a couple of times.

The race itself turned into a one act affair as Shared Equity overcame her awkward box with a brilliant start and from there she was able to sprint strongly up the straight to win really impressively and make it 16 victories from 31starts. She safely held out Luca Neveelk and Eddie Yap, who finished well to grab 3rd. Due Process and Gaelic Peter collided heavily midrace and that put them out of contention, but they will win again soon.

In Race 6 we saw a wonderful duel between two really good dogs in Shared Bonus and Big Ticket. Big Ticket who was placed in the Horsham Cup earlier this year was able to wear down Shared Bonus in fast time. He looks primed for a tilt at the Healesville Cup in a few weeks time.
Healesville Sunday Results & Replays: Click Here
Friday’s program at Bendigo might have unearthed a couple of future stars in Pontings Nail and Fantastic Pete.  Ponting’s Nail was a most impressive winner when bringing up his third win at start number 14, but it was the authority with which he won that was the most eye-catching thing. He sprinted away to win by 10L in very good time. He might be just starting to put it all together.

In the last race Fantastic Pete, who was having his first run for Moama trainer Raymond Steele, was a devastating winner in extremely quick fashion. Starting his career in NSW and then heading to NZ for a short stint, Fantastic Pete is in Victoria now and looks like he can go on and keep winning.
Bendigo Friday Results & Replays: Click Here
Monday Night’s program at Shepp featured three heats of the Vic Bred for Grade 5s over the 450m. The first heat was taken out by the impressive Absolute Silence, who has now won five of seven and was a recent winner of the Maiden Vic Bred Final at Shepp. Heat Two was won by Dynamo’s Gift, who was too strong for White Spyro and the fast finishing Peragon Falcon. The last heat went the way of Splash Mountain, who pinged to the front and kept running to win easily in good time too. It should be a high quality final.
Shepparton Monday Results & Replays: Click Here

Watch: Shared Equity (5) wins the inaugural Straight Track Championship at Healesville over Luca Neveelk (1).

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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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