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  • Tuesday, 05 Dec, 2023,
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Runs of the Month | November 2023

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

#1 MEPUNGA REWARD (Box 3)
Breeding: Apr ‘22 Fernando Bale x Mepunga Isla
Trainer: Jeff Britton
Record: 2 starts 2-0-0

Dale says: Not many dogs can come out last in their first start, circumnavigate the field and win with conviction, but that’s exactly what MEPUNGA REWARD did in one of the best debut performances you are likely to see.

Add MEPUNGA REWARD to your Blackbook HERE

#2 VICTA DAMIAN (Box 6)
Breeding: Feb ‘21 Fernando Bale x Victa Polly
Trainer: Jackie Greenough
Record: 27 starts 15-2-4

Dale says: Contesting a hot grade 4 event VICATA DAMIAN showed why he is one of the fastest dogs on the planet when he gave away a big start to some quality chasers in this display of brilliant chasing recording a slick 29.33sec victory. Unfortunately VICTA DAMIAN has since been retired but will be remembered as one of the fastest greyhounds South Australia has produced.

#3 BIG ENERGY (Box 2)
Breeding:
Dec ‘20 Aussie Infrared x Amo Bailer
Trainer: Jackie Greenough
Record: 28 starts 14-6-0

Dale says: For pure time standard BIG ENERGY’s 28.91sec win in a heat of the Sportsbet Melbourne Cup on a rain-effected track was simply off the charts. In more favourable conditions he arguably would have pushed ASTON RUPEE’s 28.79sec track record. BIG ENERGY will be a key player in The Phoenix at The Meadows on December 16.

Add BIG ENERGY to your Blackbook HERE

#4 JYE’S JET (Box 4)
Breeding:
Aug ‘19 Fernando Bale x Shockwave
Trainer: Lisa Cockerell
Record: 104 starts 10-16-14

Dale says: Remarkable that a dog that is well over four years of age and having his 104th race start was able to overcome serious early bother and record this brilliant last-to-first win in town.

Add JYE’S JET to your Blackbook HERE

#5 AMAZED BY YOU (Box 5)
Breeding:
May ’21 Hard Style Rico x Dyna Quota
Trainer: Debra and Scott Brandon
Record: 24 starts 5-1-4

Dale says: Going around the juicy price of $22.40 AMAZED BY YOU lost her position early in running and was denied a run mid-race in this tenacious effort to score running away.

Add AMAZED BY YOU to your Blackbook HERE

Good thing beaten…

HECTOR FAWLEY (Box 8)
Breeding:
Dec ‘20 Bernardo X Rolanda Hooch
Trainer: Lisa Cockerell
Record: 43 starts 17-8-3

Dale says: Hardest luck story of Sportsbet Melbourne Cup heats night was in the eighth and final heat when gun chaser HECTOR FAWLEY overcome severe trouble going into the first turn yet somehow managed to sprout wings and remarkably only go down by the barest possible margin – a nose. HECTOR FAWLEY will compete in The Phoenix at The Meadows on December 16.

Add HECTOR FAWLEY 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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