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‘Inside’ the key for Code

With all due respect, Security Code is not one of Angela Langton’s kennel stars.

But Langton happily admits that she’d love a kennel full of Security Codes.

“He’s a nice young type… But he’s yet to make that ‘step up’, like a Western Envoy,” Langton said. “He needs a little more luck when he climbs in grade.”

With that said, Security Code was mixing in the ‘right company’ when he saluted in a Restricted Win final (3-6 Wins) at The Meadows last Saturday night.

Security Code was a little slow to begin from box two but railed the ears off his rivals rounding the first turn and quickly set after the pilot Crackerjack Dev. And once he got on terms, Security Code ($1.90F) careered away to score by nearly five and half lengths over My Dewana Penny ($4.70), with Crackerjack Dev ($11.30) a fading one length away third in 30.17sec.

WATCH: Security Code (2) streak away for an effortless victory in a Restricted Win final (3-6 Wins) over 525 metres at The Meadows last Saturday night.

A noted ‘mad railer’, Security Code notched his seventh win, with eight seconds and two thirds, from 23 starts. The $6,540 first prize lifted his stakes to $41,565.

“He wants the fence, for sure,” Langton said. “He’s only been racing for seven months and is still learning what it’s all about.”

Security Code’s form tapered off from late November to late December last year, but Langton puts that down to a combination of “awkward box draws” and “meeting better class sprinters”.

But Security Code is no slouch, having recently finished third to Simon Told Helen in a heat of the G1 Silver Chief and boasting a 29.97sec (Box 1) personal best at The Meadows. He also contested last year’s G3 Great Chase, also won by Simon Told Helen.

Langton said Security Code would possibly have a tilt at the forthcoming G1 Australian Cup series. And it’s no surprise that she’s hoping for an inside alley against the sprinting top echelon.

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About Peter Quilty - Has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.
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