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North-East Wrap: Upset in Bendigo Feature

Hello and Welcome to this week’s North East Wrap, with the feature race last week being the GRV Vic Bred Maiden Final held at Bendigo Friday. The two favourites for the race were Mystery Ride and Carbon Racer and they were coming off dominant semi-final wins. They also had the advantage of the two inside draws.

On this occasion though it wasn’t to be and they were upset by one of the rank outsiders in the race in Dolce Gusto. Having been beaten convincingly by Mystery Ride in a semi a week prior, he was able to turn the tables by jumping cleanly, finding the front along the back and then by holding off the short priced fave. It was his first win at start number five and shot his prizemoney quickly up to just under $10,000.

The favourite was brave after a slow start but just couldn’t reel in the winner with Timmy’s Entity, who jumped very quickly, back in third place. Carbon Racer got skittled early and was never a chance after that. Here is the replay…


On a terrifically competitive day of racing other winners of note included Rickety Gate in the first, Nitro Power in Race 2, Percy’s Lad bolting in Race 6 and No Diggity who won Race 7 in fast time.

On to Sunday at Healesville where 12 heats of the GRV Vic Bred series were run and won and easily the most impressive heat winner was the Angela Galea trained debutante It’s All Talk. She drew Box 8 Sunday and was heavily supported starting at $1.40 on super-tab, and she certainly didn’t let punters down.

She pinged to the lead and kept running scoring in the lightning fast time of 19.01. It might be the start of a pretty good career I think. Here is It’s All Talk’s dominant debut win…

Other heat winners to follow are Needs Wings in the 1st, Giroud in Race 3, Verdict in Race 7 and also American Warrior in Race 9. Monday night ended the week and the standout performer of the night was Skyfire in Race 8.

Skyfire wasn’t overly fast out but the important point for him was that he got clear running. He built into his momentum coming off the back and started to reel in the early leader Proven Chops. He sailed past early in the straight and charged clear for a dominant win in easily the quickest time of the night. He can keep winning now he is back to his best.

Next week at Shepparton sees heats and the Final of the Shepparton Classic and it should attract some quality dogs. There will be more on that in next week’s edition. Until then though Good Luck and Good Punting.



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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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