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‘Rebel’ Pell

Daniel Pell played the Victorian ‘rebel’ with a Vic Peters heats double at Wentworth Park in Sydney on Saturday night.

Based in Toolleen, Pell saluted with litter brothers Flight Risk and Red Reactor.

The aptly named Flight Risk ($7.00) did his ‘rebel with a cause’ proud, clocking the fastest heat time (30.11sec).

Pell drove to Sydney on Saturday morning, unaware that the Wentworth Park meeting was awash with uncertainty due to inclement weather conditions. His mother, Bev, had booked a flight from Melbourne later that afternoon to witness a memorable feat.

Red Reactor ($4.60) ‘melted down’ his rivals nearly 45 minutes after Flight Risk, scoring in 30.21sec.

Both will now contest the $75,000 to-the-winner Group 1 final (520m) this Saturday night. Flight Risk has drawn box three, while Red Reactor has drawn box five.

Flight Risk is rated a $6 chance on TAB fixed odds and Red Reactor is $4.50. They were $15 and $18 respectively prior to the heats.


Runner-up in the GRV Vic Bred Maiden on Australian Cup night, Red Reactor has won seven races (with one second and two thirds) from 17 starts. He also finished fourth in the Pink Diamond Rookie Sprinter final.

Flight Risk, a winner of six races (with five seconds) from 17 starts has a 29.75sec PB at Sandown Park (515m) and a 23.74sec PB at Bendigo (425m) – set on race debut.

Pawnote: Victorian Let’s Win Coin, prepared by Jessica Sharp, is second reserve for the $75,000 to-the-winner G1 Peter Mosman Opal final (520m) after finishing fourth in her heat.

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About Peter Quilty - 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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