Another exciting week of greyhound racing produced some outstanding winners and it’s now time to rewind the clock and look at the past four metro meetings.
THE MEADOWS WEDNESDAY: 11 events from The Meadows midweek began the week of metropolitan chasing and Felton Bale looked superb winning the the second race on the program in a terrific 30.18 for a maiden (Replay). It was the first win at The Meadows for American sire Bella Infrared and judging by how impressive Felton Bale was, it will be the first of many.
The other runner who caught my attention was another youngster in the maiden race following Felton Bale. Nessa Shim showed a terrific turn of mid race pace and also demonstrated plenty of strength as she led all of the way to defeat Lektra Uncut, who’s well and truly knocking on the door of a win.
SANDOWN THURSDAY: After a superb debut, Eren Bale backed it up with a dominant all the way win in the opening race of the night from an eye catching Demon Bale, who finished well into clear second placing (Replay).
Slick Ice rounded out a great week for the Melton based Stewart kennel after they won the Group 1 Silver Chief with Midwinter the weekend prior. After boxing well, Slick Ice assumed control and looked set for victory a long way out. Mepunga Rosie made a massive charge at Slick Ice and only just went down in a photo as they hit the line in 29.50 (Replay).
After a few unlucky runs in the Silver Chief series, Moreira (pictured) stepped up to the 595m with a breathtaking run. Not too many break the 34.00 over the track and distance but Moriera charged around the circuit recording a flying 33.90 (Replay).
THE MEADOWS SATURDAY: The Rinaldi kennel kicked off the Saturday night meeting with a slick victory from the rising talent Destini Scorcher in the first. After boxing well, the slashing white and black son of Brett Lee was a surprise leader past the post the first time and from there he accelerated away to smart 30.15 win by over six lengths (Replay).
The old boy Le Luca came from a mile back early to win the fifth event in 30.48. Despite racing in the twilight of his career, this gutsy chaser found a way to salute once again, which had his handy Meadows record on the improve again (Replay).
Lithgow Panther continued his impressive middle distance record since joining the Victorian kennel of Rob Britton and this striking chaser shouldered his way to victory claiming the $12,000 first prize in the Top Cat Video fifth grade final (Replay).
SANDOWN SUNDAY: Sandown Park on Sunday was lit up by the supreme performance of Zipping Simmo. After only clocking 5.17 to the first peg, the Stan Ralph prepared chaser exploded toward to the back straight setting up a massive break on his rivals so very quickly.
The further the race went the further he increased his lead he came to the post 14 lengths clear in a flying 29.24. He looks best suited to racing over the 600m and beyond so make sure you keep an eye on this exciting prospect (Replay).
WATCH: Slick Ice (6) and Mepunga Rosie (8) were almost inseparable at the completion of their recent battle at Sandown Park in an impressive 29.50sec.