Eight superb youngsters will be vying for Group One glory in the Silver Chief Classic when the lids fly open at The Meadows tomorrow night.
Australian Racing Greyhound has had a look at the chances of each runner and explained how we think they will go.
After a disappointing effort in the Hobart Thousand final he has bounced back with two blistering heat wins in 29.67 and 29.74. If he can produce a similar effort here he will win. The only concern is he tends to go better from wider draws.
Produced a career-best performance when placed behind Dyna Villa last week and will need to go to the next level again to win. He lacks early speed and doesn’t have the brilliance of his opponents. Can maybe sneak into some minor money if there is trouble up front.
Dyna Double One
Potentially the best sprinter in the land and his two heat wins where ridiculous. Easily the fastest chaser in the final and with any sort of luck he wins. I’m a little concerned with the draw as Dyna Quirk will be looking for the rail soon after box rise. Will be under the odds but he is an excitement machine.
Still learning the caper and I don’t really like his chances. He is still hit or miss early but he does possess sizzling speed. I’m concerned he may put his litter brother Dyna Double One out of contention at the start because he will be desperately looking for the rail.
His Hobart Thousand win was the best I have seen in some time and if he can avoid bother in the first 50m he will take a power of beating. His box manners can let him down at times but his explosive turn of foot can bail him out.
Slow early and will be giving them too big a head start. He has raced well here in the past but he simply doesn’t have the class of his rivals. Going to make a nice stayer in the future but would need a lot of things to go right to win this.
Could be the smokey. He is blessed with dazzling speed from the 50m to the 250m and if he can come out on terms he becomes a genuine winning chance. His 29.84 heat win was super and he was far from disgraced in his semi behind Above All. Will be big overs and could be worth a saver bet.
Used up all his luck last week. Went from last to first when the leaders shuffled up and although he loves racing here I can’t see him featuring. Lacks early speed and is a bit one-paced. Will need the leaders to shuffle up again to have any chance of taking home some prizemoney.
It’s a shame he didn’t qualify for the final. This bloke is a genuine talent and if he gained a start would be a legitimate winning hope.
Littermate to Dyna Double One and only a couple of lengths slower than his brother. He is still inexperienced and is likely to be a major player in more upcoming aged classics.
There are only three genuine winning hopes and they are the obvious three in Dyna Villa, Dyna Double One and Above All. Midnight Flynn has an outside hope but he will need Dyna Quirk to carve up the inside division to score.
I’m going with Dyna Villa. He tends to begin better from wide draws but with a slow beginner drawn on his outside I think he should get plenty of room to drive through in the early stages and if he holds them out he should be able to set up a nice gap mid-race.
I think Dyna Double One is a big lay in this race. He is a star of the future and possibly one of the fastest chasers ever to race but I think his litter brother Dyna Quirk will knock him over in the first 50m.
Above All should fill the quinella spot. He is all class and he came up big in the last Group One final he contested.
Be sure to include Emrys and Midnight Flynn in your exotics. Emrys is drawn to get the sit behind Dyna Villa and could run home into a place.
Top Four: 1 – 5 – 3 – 2
Trifecta: 1/2,3,5/2,3,4,5,7 ($12 for 100%)
Exacta: 1,5/1,2,3,5 ($6 for 100%)
Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)