Australian Sprint & Maidment Memorial tips and betting preview

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AUSTRALIA Day eve is set to be a cracker at Sandown Park greyhounds, with a quality card of racing highlighted by the Listed Maidment Memorial (595m) and Australian Sprint (515m).

Both features carry a $15,000 winner’s purse and are set to be exciting events, featuring some of the country’s best greyhounds stepping out in search of black-type glory.

For those looking to have a bet, we have comprehensively previewed each race including the best odds available through our recommended online bookmakers.

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Maidment Memorial – race six – 8:27pm

Race No. 6Maidment Memorial8:27 PM (VIC time)
Group Listed event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $21,750 Prizemoney.
1st: $15,000 2nd: $4,500 3rd: $2,250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HE’S A BOOMER (TAS)[3]4141234.26(1)K Greenough (Pearcedale)
2ZIPPING LADY (NSW)[3]4111534.47(3)S Ralph (Tooradin)
3BUCK FORTY (NSW)[1]6221534.08(8)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
4LITHGOW PANTHER (NSW)[3]1722533.90(1)A Britton (Lara)
5BROLLY BALE (NSW)[5]81263NBTR Britton (Lara)
6POLIJUICE POTION [2]1835333.72(3)I Cockerell (Buckley)
7AMIGO (NSW)[3]3712134.21(1)J Arthur (Lancaster)
8RINGER (NSW)[3]3366334.21(2)A Debattista (Toolleen)
9ZIPPING ZEUS (NSW)[4]Res.6211134.25(8)C Jones (Rosedale)
10KWAZII [4]Res.2121334.36(7)D Trewin (Lara)

Looks an intriguing race on paper, with a mix of speed and strength.

Zipping Lady (2) and Brolly Bale (5) look the likely leaders, with the latter capable of running scorching times out on the lure. He has had five runs over the middle trip and comes into this event on the back of a decent third over the track and trip last start. He led for a long way in that race and was unlucky to run into the airborne Reefton Treasure, with his finishing time of 34.21 very slick in being beaten. Box five is never an advantage, but he is armed with the pace to offset the poor draw and if he can skip away he is more than capable of causing an upset.

Buck Forty (3) is the class runner of the field and if this was a match race he would probably beat any other dog in this field easily. However, he does find himself with seven other dogs for this race with the concern being his box manners. He should get every opportunity to get a relatively nice run into the race on the outside of a speedy beginner, but he will have to avoid traffic here to salute.

He’s A Boomer (1) has been racing well of late for Kel Greenough and should get a nice run if he can hold his spot on the fence.

Amigo (7) is currently in flying form, but may find it hard to cross from box seven against this lot.

Zipping Lady (2) is also racing well and must be respected despite the sharp rise in class.

Suggested bet: WIN bet on Brolly Bale at $7 with Crownbet

Australian Sprint – race eight – 9:08pm

Race No. 8Australia Day Sprint9:08 PM (VIC time)
Group Listed event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $21,750 Prizemoney.
1st: $15,000 2nd: $4,500 3rd: $2,250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BIG FLOOD [3]1121129.26(4)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
2WHO TOLD RED [4]1842129.42(2)R Britton (Lara)
3RIPPIN HAYNE (NSW)[3]5725129.40(6)R Britton (Lara)
4WESTON EAST (NSW)[1]1126129.30(3)A Langton (Anakie)
5ELLENI BANNER (NSW)[3]1111829.45(4)R Britton (Lara)
6DON’T KID ME (SA)[5]13321NBTS White (Buln Buln East)
7GAUCHO (NSW)[1]2121229.37(6)B Ennis (Lara)
8DUNDEE OSPREY [1]1321129.11(7)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
9BOBBY’S BABY [5]Res.6125229.97(1)S Clarke (Tooradin)

I really wanted to tip Dundee Osprey (8) to win this race – he is such a reliable dog and he excels over the track and trip at Sandown Park – however I have decided to go with the up-and-comer Big Flood (1). The Jason Thompson-trained prospect has won seven of his eight starts in scorching fashion including a last start 29.26 win at Sandown Park. He appears well drawn in the one and with very little pace on his direct outside he should be able to push up and take the early lead.

If Dundee Osprey is at his best we will be in for a real treat, with the three-time group 1 winner second up from a short freshen up following his Sale Cup (650m) victory last month. He wasn’t well suited first up when running fourth in a heat of the Group 2 Warragul Cup, but he is back at the course he loves here and he will take beating if he can replicate his 29.11 personal best.

Rippin Hayne (3) is a quality greyhound and he showed he is still capable of mixing it with the best when winning stylishly at The Meadows two runs back. Finds himself in a hot field for this race, but he does race well at Sandown.

Elleni Banner (5) does her best racing out in front and that is unlikely to happen here from the horror draw, but she is a fast bitch and must be included in the exotics.

Suggested bet: WIN bet on Big Flood at $2.50 with Bet365

Quaddie tips:

Leg 1 – 2, 3, 6
Leg 2 – 1, 3, 5
Leg 3 – 1, 8
Leg 4 – 1, 8

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