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Weblec to ‘Ace’ Cup: The Watchdog

Expert form analyst The Watchdog is looking away from TAB’s $3 favourite Yozo Bale and $3.20 second elect Weblec Jet in Friday night’s Group 2 Geelong Gold Cup Final.

Weblec Jet is the fastest qualifier for the Cup after a 29.77sec heat victory, shading 2020 Ballarat and Bendigo Cup hero Yozo Bale, which clocked 29.80sec.

However, The Watchdog has sided with $3.70 chance Weblec Ace, a half-brother and kennelmate to Weblec Jet, courtesy of box one and the prospect of reserve Sweet As Emm exiting box two after the scratching of Barooga Smoke.

“I think Weblec Ace is the one to beat. He’s got a great record from box one, he’s won four and been placed another three times from nine attempts.

“Last week he was really strong in the run home. I think he settles up in the top three as they go through the turn. Especially with Sweet As Emm (first reserve), who’s expected to draw box two, drawn directly on his outside he shouldn’t cop too much interference and he’s going to hit the turn in a real prominent position.

“He’ll let them know where he is mid-race because he’s an absolute superstar and he gets his chance to crack a big one.”

The Watchdog believes the value in the Cup lies with Junk Food Junkie (6), winner of three of her last four starts, at $16 and $11 chance Carry On Angel (8), which is unbeaten in three starts at Geelong over 520m (2) and 400m (1).

“Last week Junk Food Junkie came from off the speed. I know she only sat second but normally she’s a bit of a frontrunner so to do that, pick up a good greyhound in front and win her heat I thought that was a real game performance.

“She has the speed to cross so at $16 she’s worth a look.

“Carry On Angel has gone to the next level in recent weeks. He can lead, he can come from just off the speed, he’s hitting that line really well.”

HOW THE WATCHDOG WOULD SPEND $20 ON THE GEELONG CUP

$12 Win – Weblec Ace @ $3.70

$4 Win – Junk Food Junkie @ $16

$4 Win – Carry On Angel @ $11

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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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