Hi and welcome along to this week’s North East Weekly Wrap where we saw some terrific performances and some future stars go around. The week kicked off at Bendigo last Friday with two semi-finals of the GRV Vic Bred Maiden Series over the 500m, and we might have unearthed a couple of future guns.
The first of the Semis was won brilliantly by the Cameron Bahen prepared Mystery Ride. A kennelmate to Bendigo 50m track record holder Midnight Ride, this guy seems to have inherited similar ability. Jumping beautifully from Box 7 he led all the way in 27.95 scoring by 10 ½ lengths. He is unbeaten in his two starts so far and will be hard to beat in the final this Friday from Box 1.
The second semi-final was won by the highly promising Carbon Racer. Trained by Raymond Henness, he ran identical time to Mystery Ride and scored by the same margin. Although he was beaten at Shepparton Monday Night he has drawn immediately outside Mystery Ride in the final so it will certainly be an intriguing race, that’s for sure.
We then headed to Healesville for straight track racing last Sunday. The most impressive performance on the program was the win of Major Curly in Race 4. He bounced quickly and ran his rivals ragged, blitzing up the straight in 19.08. He has now won four of his six starts but the way he is going about it there will be plenty more wins coming.
Seemingly getting mentioned in this wrap each week is As Sweet As, but he keeps winning and doing so in terrific style. He did so again on Sunday, ripping up the straight for another easy win. He has now won all five starts in his career, all being up the straight too. Things will start to get tougher as he moves away from the straight course, but he hasn’t put a paw wrong so far which is all he can do.
The last meeting of the week was that at Shepparton Monday Night and we saw two wonderful come from behind wins, and boy they were exciting to watch. The first of those wins was that of Nitro Power. He didn’t look suited coming back to the 450m of Monday’s race and, although he spotted his kennelmate Tron Ghan eight lengths midrace he was able to turn loose with a big sprint to win pretty softly in the end. It was the win of a dog who can win better races over a more suitable distance.
The performance of the night, however belonged to the win of Jaycee for Jimmy Auld (replay above). He was slow to begin and didn’t have much go his way in the middle part of the race, but his finishing burst had to be seen to be believed. He is going to be very exciting when he gets up over a trip. It was an amazing win coming from a seemingly hopeless position before the turn. Here is the replay of Jaycee’s win Monday Night.
So that wraps up the past week in the North East. There will be a preview of this Friday’s GRV Vic Bred Maiden Final later in the week. Keep an eye out for that.
Until next time Good Luck and Good Punting.
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