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Western Wrap: Swiftly Does It

NAYLA Swift has established herself as one of the most consistent chasers in country Victoria of late, and her impressive GRV Vic Bred triumph at Geelong last Friday stamped her credentials.
Jumping from box six, the daughter of Westmead Osprey and Where’s Demonica managed to avoid trouble around the first turn – holding third position for the majority of the race.

She then made her move late on, swooping on Galahad late on to score in a thrilling 30.34sec. Track specialist Nila Bale notched her third consecutive victory at Beckley Park, in a brilliant 25.74sec over the 460 metres. This victory pipped the talented Changing Lights for the best of the night – with the Angela Langton runner coming in a close second – running 25.77sec.

Straw Hat Luffy came up victorious in the seventh of the evening, notching an impressive 22.57sec triumph over the 400 metres. The victory marked the sixth win of his career, taking his total earnings to just over $10,000.

Geelong Results & Replays: Click Here

WARRNAMBOOL was a close second to Beckley Park in terms of feature races, with the culmination of the Emerald Stakes (Bitches) and GRV Vic Bred Final in the same night.

Tammy Baxter has been in stunning form of late, and her impressive run continued when she took out the $4,000 Emerald Stakes last Thursday.

The 23rd win of her career, the daughter of Bit Chili and Kim Baxter made the most of the inside draw, shooting through to lead all the way – before crossing the line in a solid 25.54sec.

Pretty Boy Grigg then took feature racing to the next level, scoring his second win a row to take out the prestigious GRV Vic Bred Series over the 390 metres.

Overcoming strong competition in Noonbarra Joe, Miss Rossi and Cudgee Destroyer, Pretty Boy Grigg split the field and hold on by three quarters of a length.

Flying Merkel is quickly becoming a track specialist on the south coast, and he continued his commanding run of form with a stunning 25.47sec best of the night run.

Warrnambool Results & Replays: Click Here

ALL Inn Amy stole the spotlight at Horsham last Tuesday, etching victory in the emotional Norm Smith Memorial from box six.

In one of the victories of the week, the daughter of Bye Bye Bones and Top That came from last place to score in 27.64sec – running down the immensely talented Come At Me to score before the line.

The victory also notched the Harston native a pleasant $2,650 in prizemoney, taking her total earnings to $9,150.

However, the talented Zigstar took home the title as fastest of the evening – a stunning 27.18sec triumph.

Michael Chilcott’s Greysynd Chief notched victory as the fastest of the night over the 410 metres, a striking 23.33sec victory.

Horsham Results & Replays: Click Here

BALLARAT has a reputation for delivering brilliant racing even with the absence of feature racing, and last Wednesday was a fine example of this.

King Size Shambi put on the run of the night, powering to the front to score over the top of talented competition in Morson Senor.

The run, a stunning 25.37sec best of the night, was the ninth victory of his career – and his first win since saluting at Sale in May – with the majority of his victories to date coming earlier on in his career in Western Australia.

Bigbad Fiji has been in some of the most consistent form in country Victoria of late, only missing the placings in one start of 16. His commanding run continued at Ballarat last week, with a flying 22.28sec best of the night over the 390 metres.

Abbie’s Dream responded well to an introduction to distance racing – scoring the first win of her career over the 545 metres at Ballarat. Paying an enormous $14.90, Abbie’s Dream shot through to score by five lengths – one of the victories of the night.

Ballarat Results & Replays: Click Here

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About Nick Ansell - Freelance Journalist/Greyhound Racing Enthusiast Freelance journalist and communications assistant at WestVic Dairy. Judge at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Long-time greyhound aficionado, and carer of two happy, retired racers. (the views in this article are that of the author and not necessarily that of GRV)
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