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Patty primed for National Sprint

Tom Dailly couldn’t be happier with Dyna Patty ahead of the two-time Group 1 winner’s return to the track in Saturday night’s Victorian heats of the National Sprint Championship.

Both Dyna Patty’s Group 1 successes, the Australian Cup and Maturity Classic, have come at The Meadows but while she has an imposing record at the track, she’s had a less than ideal preparation for the National Sprint series.

“She pulled a toe nail out in the Brisbane Cup Final and had a couple of weeks off,” co-trainer Tom Dailly explained.

“But she’s been trialling well, running time and she’s right as rain for Saturday night.”

Dyna Patty (box 7) is a $3.20 chance with TAB in the second of two Victorian heats, which shapes as a two-greyhound war with Jason Thompson’s $1.90 favourite Black Opium (8).

Both also feature prominently in overall National Sprint betting, with Black Opium the $9 second elect and Dyna Patty sharing the third line of betting at $14.

“Seven isn’t an ideal draw I suppose but there’s only two heats so with a bit of luck she can run in the first four and get through to the final,” said Dailly.

“A lot depends on what Black Opium does from box eight but I don’t think she’ll crash us because she likes it out there.”

Orson Allen is the $1.40 favourite from box one to win Saturday’s opening state, boasting a near-perfect five from six record in the red vest.

Orson Allen also heads all-in betting at $2.80 to win the National Grand Final, to be held on August 24 at Cannington, where Correy Grenfell’s superstar won the Group 1 Perth Cup in March.

If Orson Allen runs in the first four in Saturday’s heat he will automatically qualify for the Group 1 National decider under Greyhound Clubs Australia’s wild card provision, granted to the highest-ranked sprinter to contest its respective state final.

Dyna Patty chased Orson Allen home in the Perth Cup Final, finishing third after winning two lead-up runs in smart time.

“Dyna Patty got around Cannington without any problems so she won’t need to trial over there if she makes the final,” Dailly explained.

“She’s getting towards the end of her career and the way the Wheelers have been talking, if she comes on season that will be it for her.”

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About Gerard Guthrie - One of Australia's leading greyhound racing journalists since 2000 with the Greyhound Recorder and now with Greyhound Racing Victoria. Part-owner 2013 Group 1 Paws Of Thunder winner Sheikha. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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