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Speed Star shuffling towards Cannonball Sprint at Geelong

Tonight, Speed Star will line up in Geelong’s $5,000 to-the-winner Cannonball Sprint from box three for team Dailly.

Usually a faultless beginner, Speed Star won his Cannonball heat last week after being beaten out of the boxes by the David Geall trained Untold Soldier.

Still clocking 8.35sec to the first mark, Speed Star crossed to the rail from box seven camping behind Untold Soldier before finding the lead and recording the fastest qualifying time of 22.36sec.

WATCH: Speed Star win his Cannonball Sprint heat from box seven

Speed Star has drawn box three in the final, but the Watchdog have the Steven Collins trained Dyna Winter on top in tonight’s feature.

“He needs to jump like he usually does to come away with the win tonight,” co-trainer George Dailly said.

“With the likes of Dyna Winter in the race, leading will give him the best chance.”

Owner and breeder Sonia Davis has the same opinion as George when it comes to her greyhounds chances in this feature.

“Being over the shorter distance I expect a lot of the dogs to come out quick,” Sonia said.

“Speed Star’s exceletraion when he hits the ground is something really special and is what continually gives him every opportunity.”

“George, Tom, Andrea and their team continue to put the polish on dogs so we know he is in good hands.”

The son of Fernando Bale and White Spyro is no stranger to feature racing, having competed in the Group 2 Ballarat Cup where he finished fourth after winning his heat and the Group 2 Geelong Cup where he also finished fourth. On both occasion Speed Star was beaten by Aston Kimetto.

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WATCH:Speed Star’s celebration after being named the 2018 Ballarat Greyhound of the Year.

Speed Star winning his Ballarat Cup heat in December (box one)

Speed Star winning his Ballarat Cup heat in December (box one)

Molly Haines
About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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