• Monday, 15 May, 2023,
  • by Greyhound Racing Victoria

Dogs to follow – Postman Pat, Flip Your Fifty and Exploded

Form expert Dale Code has picked out a selection of greyhounds to follow from around Victoria. You may even want to add them to your Blackbook account.

Breeding: December ’20 Hooked On Scotch x Birdie Tee
Trainer: Jason Thompson (Pearcedale)
Record: 15 starts 11-3-0

Dale says: Freakish New Zealand sprinter who won 10 of his 14 starts, which included breaking the long-standing Ascot Park 457-metre track record, before making his Australian debut at Geelong for master trainer Jason Thompson on Friday night.

Postman Pat lived up to the hype with a sizzling all-the-way victory in 25.35 seconds.

Armed with astounding early speed, Postman Pat will be hard to beat in any race he contests.

Best traits: Sustained speed
Ideal draw: Box 1
Ideal distance: 460 metres


Add Postman Pat to your Blackbook HERE

Breeding: March ’21 Bernardo x Gold Vein
Trainer: Daryl Holmes (Blind Bight)
Record: 13 starts 3-2-2

Dale says: Flip Your Fifty is another powerful chaser out of boom sire Bernardo with untapped ability.

His sprint form in his short career has been impressive producing elite run-home times.

Looking for more ground, Flip Your Fifty can develop into an elite middle-distance performer.

Best traits: Tenacious chaser; powerful run home sectionals
Ideal draw: Box 1
Ideal distance: 600 metres


Add Flip Your Fifty to your Blackbook HERE

Breeding: October ’21 Shima Shine x Appointed
Trainer: Amanda Tullio (Pearcedale)
Record: 2 starts 1-1-0

Dale says: In just his second race start and at just the tender age of 19 months, the aptly-named Exploded did exactly that in his emphatic Bendigo win on Friday over 660 metres.

Exploded is going to be a stayer of the future.

Best traits: Staying maturity beyond his age
Ideal draw: Box 1
Ideal distance: 700 metres


Add Exploded to your Blackbook HERE

Dale Code is a professional form analyst and son of champion Melbourne Cup-winning trainer, the late Judy Hayley.

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