• Friday, 28 May, 2021,
  • by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Fantastic Friday!

The stars are out in force around Victoria today. Here’s what we can look forward to…

2.40pm, Bendigo: Dual track record holder Oriental Amber v dual G1 finalist Junk Food Junkie.

4.07pm, Bendigo: Hot prospect Koblenz (10 from 15), a son of dual G1 winning female Up Hill Jill, will look to extend his winning streak to six.

7.08pm, Geelong: Diesel Riot, a full younger sister to Million Dollar Chase winner Mystic Riot and half-brother to Whiskey Riot (Melbourne Cup) and Fernando’s Riot (Australian Cup) makes his debut.

7.21pm, Sale: G3 Launching Pad winner Kuro Kismet v Father Phevos (won 4 of past 6).

8.45pm, Geelong: Grade 5 Final featuring Hill Top Jack (10 from 21) v Speed Star (45 from 109) v Green Blazer (fastest heat winner) v On The Bit (5 from 7)

9.28pm, Geelong: Catch The Thief (2nd G1 Harrison-Dawson) v Invictus Rising (7 from 12)

10.47pm, Geelong: Four-time G1 finalist Slingshot Hammer (100 starts) chases win number 38.

Check out The Watchdog’s comprehensive analysis of today’s Must Watch Race along with his $10 daily spend below.


MUST-WATCH RACE: TAB Venue Mode Grade 5

KOBLENZ ? The Clock

? Bendigo ? Race 11 ?  Box 1 ? 425m 4:07pm

Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : KOBLENZ (1) has really taken all before him in recent weeks and has announced himself as a potential star. In late April and early May, trainer David Geall put him to the test and stepped him up to 500m, and he responded with three brilliant wins, two of those in scintillating times. He has since returned to the provincial circuit and scored two wins at Shepparton in phenomenal fashion, holding out a red-hot Hazey Roy on both occasions. He runs into a couple of handy ones today, but from the inside draw he should pounce on the lead and a sub-23.60sec run could be on the cards. Kennelmate MAASAI MARA (2) looks to be the main danger, whilst IMPRESS TROY (3) and ASTON MIREYA (4) can both run cheeky races.

Selections:  1 – 2 – 4 – 3

? Friday 28 May

? $2.50 Win – OUR FABIO            
? Bendigo ? Race 2 ? Box 1 ? 425m ⏱ 12:59pm
TAB fixed odds: $4.20 Win

The Watchdog says ? : He really impressed me when scoring on debut here recently and, on that occasion, he showed tremendous early speed and had no trouble crossing from the pink alley. He runs into a good one in ASTON FLAME (7), but from the red draw he should be able to punch through and hold the lead. With the ability to get down to the 23.90sec mark, he will prove awfully hard to reel in.

? $3 Multi

First ?: Place – MAVERICK SANDY   
? Healesville ? Race 11 ?  Box 1 ? 300m ⏱ 1:24pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.70 Place (top two finish required)


Second?: Place – FATHER PHEVOS
? Sale ? Race 8 ?  Box 2 ? 520m ⏱ 7:21pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.30 Place


Third ?: Place – EARN THE FIZZ
? Sale ? Race 10 ?  Box 2 ? 440m ⏱ 8:00pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.50 Place (top two finish required)


Fourth ?: Place – SUPER MARLI
? Geelong ? Race 7 ?  Box 4 ? 460m ⏱ 9:07pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.75 Place (top two finish required)


The Watchdog says ? : MAVERICK SANDY (1) is racing with confidence and she is drawn to lead for a long way. She might get picked off late, but a top two finish looks likely. FATHER PHEVOS (2) should roll to the lead and a top three finish looks likely. EARN THE FIZZ (2) is another who should lead and although suspect late, he should have enough in the tank to finish in the top two. SUPER MARLI (4) was brilliant here last week, and she will appreciate the empty draw on her outside, so with an ounce of luck early a top two finish looks likely.

Multi price: $5.80

? $2 Trifecta – 1 / 2 / 3,4 (100%)
? Bendigo ? Race 11 ? 425m ⏱ 4:07pm             ***Must Watch Race***
Form ?

The Watchdog says ? : KOBLENZ (1) is a serious star on the rise, and he should be leading throughout. His kennel mate MAASAI MARA (2) should follow him through early and fill the quinella spot, whilst IMPRESS TROY (3) and ASTON MIREYA (4) are hard to split for third spot.

? $2.50 Win – KENJI BALE            
? Geelong ? Race 9 ? Box 1 ? 460m ⏱ 9:45pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.30 Win

The Watchdog says ? : He has raced well in town to date and with his brilliant early pace he should appreciate the drop back in distance tonight. From box one he should pounce on the lead, and they will have a hard time reeling him in as he should be running around the 25.90sec mark.


Thursday 27 May: $16.91 return (+69%)
Wednesday 26 May: $13.54 return (+37%)
Tuesday 25 May: $5.10 return (-49%)
Monday 24 May:
$33.16 return (+232%)

Sunday 23 May: $0 return (-100%)
Saturday 22 May: $16.62 return (+62%)

Friday 21 May: $4.60 return (-54%)

Past 7 days: $89.64 for $70 invested (+28%)

Past 14 days: $160.84 for $140 invested (+15%)

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