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Metro Wrap: Hogganaught Thrills his Fans

The Meadows on Wednesday conducted 11 races and there were at least four or five very impressive winners throughout the meeting.

The two dog war in the fifth race lived up to what we expected as Hogganaught staved off a late charge from Hard Bargain to win by a nose in 30.09 (Replay).

To The Galo’s showed an incredible turn of foot to go from last shortly after boxrise to a red hot 17.83 back section. The speedy Ready 2 Race graduate established a race winning break on his rivals as he sailed home to a one length win in 30.14 (Replay).

Conspiracy set the time standard for the day with a dominant all the way win in 29.96 in race seven (Replay).
The Meadows Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here


Watch: Hogganaught (4) digs deep to hold out a fast-finishing Hard Bargain (5) at The Meadows last Wednesday.
Thursday night’s racing from Sandown Park produced some very classy wins and, despite the overall time of the race being only moderate, Fleet Return was the win of the night for mine (Replay). After being a shade slow early and finding a stack of trouble, this promising chaser railed home to a narrow win in 30.21.

On rain affected ground What’s Chewing warmed up the clock with a speedy 34.18 win in the 595m free for all, carving out a 10.75 run home which gives the indication he will stay beyond the 600m (Replay).

The Greenough kennel had a good night out with two supremely impressive winners, the first of which was Rivergum Drive. The former Sydneysider left a more than handy field standing down the back with phenomenal acceleration, as he speared away to a five length win in a slick 29.34 (Replay). Billo’s Pick was the second runner to taste victory for the Greenough Camp as he also showed tip top mid race pace on his way to a cruisy 5.5 length win in 29.40 (Replay).

Gangnam Style arrived in time to beat Esparza in the grade five final, keeping his unbeaten 715m stats intact. Trainer Clinton Capuano has enjoyed a terrific twelve months with the collar and lead in hand, and Gangnam Style added to his winning list at Sandown Park on Thursday night. (Replay).
Sandown Park Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here
Twelve races were run and won from The Meadows on Saturday night and there is doubt that Sweet It Is highlighted the meeting as she crept within $15,000 of the magical one million dollars in career stakes.  Despite giving away a four metre head start to the majority of the field, this mighty chaser zoomed home to a comprehensive victory making in nine wins from her past ten outings (Replay).

The three semis of the Vic breeders series were conducted with El Chapo running the fastest of the winners in 30.31 in heat two (Replay).

Texas Titan recaptured some of his best form as he swept home from beyond midfield mid race to win the FFA by an ever increasing three lengths over the fast finishing Emrys (Replay).

The promising Marley Bale continued his impressive start to his career with a speedy all the way win in 30.33 from the outside of the track in the ninth of the night (Replay).

The Meadows Saturday Results & Replays: Click Here

With a few maiden heats on Sunday at Sandown we were expecting to see some handy types, and Aston Cyus didn’t disappoint as he trounced his rivals in a blistering 29.52 in heat two for the maidens.

Other races on the card were won in fast time including Elbow room in 29.52 (R2R Graduate) and Bashir, who bolted home to win the last in 29.65.

Sandown Park Sunday Results & Replays: Click Here


That wraps up another weekly wrap!

Watch: Sweet It Is (1) gives her rivals a head start in the handicap before powering to the finish line at The Meadows last Saturday night to take her career prize money earnings up to $985,550.

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About James Van de Maat - RSN Race Caller 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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