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No place like ‘home’

Anakie-based trainer Jeff Britton will be a big part of the group racing action at Wentworth Park in Sydney tonight.

He has Group 1 Melbourne Cup finalists Western Envoy and Oakvale Beauty in the G1 Paws Of Thunder, and True Detective in the G2 Summer Distance Plate.

But closer to home, Britton has Mister Harlewood (Box 3) and Steinbrenner (Box 7) in the Group Listed Maidment Memorial (595m) at Sandown.

Both have group race credentials, hence represent amazing each-way value at $10 and $12 respectively based on the assessment of expert form analyst The Watchdog.

Mister Harlewood looked a star in the making when he strung together five successive wins early in his career, before finishing seventh to Feral Franky in the G1 Vic Peters Classic at Wentworth Park.

Since then, he hasn’t set the world on fire – albeit he has contested the G3 Cranbourne Classic (7th) and was a reserve for the G1 Silver Chief (he finished second to Who Told Stevie in a heat) and G3 Warragul St Leger.

But he’s shown signs of fulfilling his potential at his past two starts – both wins at Sandown, and significantly over the 595m middle distance.

In fact, his most recent start was excellent when he powered home to defeat Tauwitchere by two and a half lengths in 34.11sec (Best).

Meanwhile, Steinbrenner (pictured above) has won three races from seven starts over Sandown’s 595m trip – including a 34.02sec PB from box six.

Steinbrenner has contested three group race finals – G1 Sale Cup (5th), G3 Sir John Dillon Memorial (2nd) and G3 GRV Vic Bred Maiden Series (7th).

The Maidment Memorial comprises a classy cast – including Often Imitated ($2.80), Waging War ($4.00), Rockstar Prince ($4.60), Rajasthan ($7.50) and Tauwitchere ($9.00).

The $15,000-to-the-winner event is Race 6 on the program and is scheduled to commence at 8.34pm.

WATCH: Mister Harlewood (4) overhauls Tauwitchere (3) in 34.11sec (Best) at Sandown last week.

Peter Quilty
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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