• Monday, 27 Feb, 2023,
  • by Greyhound Racing Victoria

In case you missed it – Kelsey Bale, Wheel And Go and Xylan Bale

Form expert Dale Code has picked out a selection of runs from around Victoria that have caught the eye over the past fortnight.

#1 KELSEY BALE (Box 4)
Breeding: Jun ’20 Feral Franky x Ethla Allen
Trainer: Daniel Gibbons, Avalon
Record: 54 starts 17-14-7

Dale says: Kelsey Bale almost produced a carbon copy of her win in the Group 3 Silver Bullet, which I consider the best win you could ever wish to see, in the Sportsbet Australian Cup Consolation.

Considering the calibre of greyhounds she was giving a healthy start to in Amron Boy and Electrified, the winning time of 29.56 seconds was four lengths quicker than Australian Cup champion Fernando Mick (29.85).

This was a performance that only Kelsey Bale can do.


Add Kelsey Bale to your Blackbook HERE

#2 WHEEL AND GO (Box 3)
Breeding: Oct ’20 Benali x Erelda Bale
Trainer: Tim Britton, Lara
Record: 37 starts 11-7-10

Dale says: Wheel And Go – the well-supported favourite – found early bother and was squeezed out to last and all hope of winning appeared lost.

Combined with a fierce will to win and sustained speed, the son of Benali powered home to record this breathtaking last-to-first win.


Add Wheel And Go to your Blackbook HERE

#3 XYLAN BALE (Box 7)
Breeding: Sep ’20 Jiminy Reno x Samus Allen
Trainer: Deborah Coleman, Lara
Record: 50 starts 9-8-13

Dale says: After a slow beginning and finding some early bother, Xylan Bale was spotting some smart types including favourite Master The Art a good eight lengths with a lap to run.

Displaying elite mid-race speed, this rising stayer put himself into a stalking position as they approached the final bend and proved too powerful in the run to the line to record this eye-catching victory.


Add Xylan Bale to your Blackbook HERE

*Dale Code is a professional form analyst and son of champion Melbourne Cup-winning trainer, the late Judy Hayley, who engineered one of the greatest all time come-from-behind group wins when Devastate took out the 1989 Traralgon Cup. Click HERE to watch (box 7)

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