Brilliant sprinter Zipping Zarbo (26 from 55) is the best credentialled greyhound heading to The Meadows today, and she could replicate her Best of Day showing at the corresponding meeting last week.
Also at The Meadows, SA star Craggy Island (18 from 28) returns to Victoria looking to extend his current winning streak to six, while watch also for exciting prospects Perfect Product (3 of past 5), a devastating recent winner at Sale, and Osprey Phantom.
There’s also no shortage of talent racing at Ballarat tonight, including accomplished duo Playlist (G1 Vic Peters) and Rilynn Bale (29 from 59), while Black Avenger (5 from 11), who eclipsed the magical 25 seconds barrier at the track last week, lines up in an intriguing battle with Hello Keen (3 from 4 Box 1).
Collinda Beast is another greyhound to keep an eye on after he recorded a breathtaking Best of Night win first up for new trainer Jason Thompson.
Here’s an extensive analysis of today’s Must Watch Race, and be sure to scroll down further for 💰 The Watchdog’s $10 spend…
👀 MUST-WATCH RACE: GRV Vic Bred Series Grade 5 Final
HELLO KEEN 🆚 DAPH’S ASCEND 🆚 TRENDING AIR 🆚 BLACK AVENGER
📍 Ballarat 🏁 Race 6 📏 450m ⏱ 8:38pm
The Watchdog says 🎤: Cracking final and after scoring in a blistering 24.98sec heat win last week, BLACK AVENGER (7) is expected to go around as favourite. He has always shown enormous potential, however last week was clearly a career-best performance and he could be one to follow in the upcoming Maturity series at The Meadows. If he spears the lids tonight, he will take a power of beating but there is plenty of pace drawn on either side of him, so he may be a little under the odds. HELLO KEEN (1) is airborne at present, and he went through the first marker in a dazzling 6.54sec before winning his heat in a slick 25.37sec. I expect him to hold the early lead tonight and he can get down to around the 25.20sec mark and that might be enough to see him get the cash. DAPH’S ASCEND (2) is yet to win here in 12 attempts but she has been placed on eight occasions and she is drawn to get the gun run throughout. Her box manners are not great, but she does possess a great turn of foot once balanced and she can reel off impressive sectionals when in the clear. TRENDING AIR (3) is an interesting runner. She is a near faultless beginner and, with a sizzling 25.12sec PB here, she must come into calculations. The slight concern with her is that she may have to work hard to cross the red in the initial stages. It should be a great battle throughout and regardless of the result tonight, be sure to follow BLACK AVENGER (7) going forward.
Selections: 1 – 2 – 7 – 3
📢 THE WATCHDOG’S $10 INVESTMENT 📢
📅 Wednesday 23 June
💰 $3 Multi
First 🦵: Place – THINK BIG HARRY
📍 Meadows 🏁 Race 6 🔲 Box 7 📏 525m ⏱ 1:17pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.90 Place
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960231/race/6
Second 🦵: Win – SUNTORY ROSE
📍 Meadows 🏁 Race 11 🔲 Box 1 📏 600m ⏱ 2:50pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.50 Win
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960231/race/11
Third 🦵: Place – DAPH’S ASCEND
📍 Ballarat 🏁 Race 6 🔲 Box 2 📏 450m ⏱ 8:38pm *** Must Watch Race***
TAB fixed odds: $1.70 Place
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960233/race/6
Fourth 🦵: Win – INTERROGATE
📍 Ballarat 🏁 Race 7 🔲 Box 8 📏 450m ⏱ 9:01pm
TAB fixed odds: $1.30 Win
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960233/race/7
The Watchdog says 🎤 : THINK BIG HARRY (7) is armed with a powerful finish and he finds himself in a race stacked with early speed. He should sit just off the pace throughout and pick off a few stragglers late. SUNTORY ROSE (1) is flying at present, and she looks very well graded in this event. I expect her to lead throughout. DAPH’S ASCEND (2) has a terrific turn of foot and she will scrape the paint throughout, so she should take advantage when they bunch through the corner and a top three finish looks likely. INTERROGATE (8) has panels on his rivals and should just be winning.
Multi price: $6.30
💰 $3.50 Win – FREYA BALE
📍 Ballarat 🏁 Race 3 🔲 Box 8 📏 450m ⏱ 7:38pm
TAB fixed odds: $4.20 Win
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960233/race/3
The Watchdog says 🎤 : She has only had the three starts to date but she has been ultra-impressive and is blessed with dynamic early speed. She had her first look at the track last week and went through the first marker in a sizzling 6.55sec, and it took two very smart types to reel her in. I think she will be much better for the experience and her main rival, SHIMA BOLT (4) is expected to find some early bother, and that will allow her to get the fly mid race.
💰 $3.50 Win – YOHAN BALE
📍 Ballarat 🏁 Race 4 🔲 Box 2 📏 450m ⏱ 7:58pm
TAB fixed odds: $2.20 Win
Form 👉 https://watchdog.grv.org.au/meeting/565960233/race/4
The Watchdog says 🎤 : YOHAN BALE (2) is a serious prospect, and he was a slashing 25.30sec winner here recently. Last time out he really caught the eye when placed at Geelong. I expect his kennel mate UFORO BALE (1) to hold the lead initially, however ‘Yohan’ will turn up the heat in the middle stages and I expect him to prove too strong in the run home.
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