There was some great racing last night, with the Queenslanders dominating in the Lismore Cup heats. Five of the banana benders made their way through to the $40,000 final next week. However, the standout heat winner was the Frank Hancock owned and trained
Batistuzzi which ran a blistering 29.97 to easily win his heat. There’s no doubt he’s the one they all have to beat in next week’s final.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 8 Box 4 Rossi Oh, 4.59pm
There should be big overs to be had here for Rossi Oh. There’s only 3 chances, boxes 4,6,7 and the money will come for the 6 and 7 runners Eleazar and Waynie Boy. But the issue with this pair is that they’re both slow beginners and are going to end up right at the rear early on in this race. Now there’s no reason they can’t end up out last and weave there way through the field and win but I doubt there going to go quicker then 35.50 here from the outside boxes. Rossi Oh on the other hand, even though her form is poor, is capable of running a fast 35.24 and she can show early pace from box rise. If she pings here and finds the front, she may end up with a lead of about 6 or 7 lengths on her main rivals. If she’s out on the bunny and running her 35.24 there’s no way the others will catch her, but she’s out of form and hasn’t done it for a long while now. She should start overs in this and I’m confident if she jumps she’s a massive chance.
Bulli Greyhounds Race 6 Box 5 Proven Will, 8.46pm
This is a super tough race and punters looking to punt on this race should look for overs, in a race of depth. Proven Will is an experienced and tough campaigner and knows how to come from impossible places to win and he’s probably going to have to do the sane thing here again tonight. $4.00 is about the right price here for a dog who has to overcome box 5 and is a slow beginner. Box 8 runner Highly Respected is the one to beat, but I thought he should of run quicker time last week when winning from box 1. Box 8 will suit him and he should get the jump on Proven Will, but After watching Highly Respected from outside boxes I think he may struggle here early on. For that reason I’m going to select Proven Will here and I think he’s a big chance. It’s a very tough race and one in which has many chances.
Cranbourne Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Salegrey’s Power, 9.08pm
$2.50 should be on offer here for Salegrey’s Power and after her last start win, I’m supremely confident she can win again tonight. It’s a clear cut 2 dog race, but a small chance is given to box 2. Salegrey’s Power loves the red, pings the lids and can run a fast 30.36. She came from the middle box here last week and raced away to win in a solid 30.40. There’s no reason from box 1 she can’t lower her PB of 30.36, to around the 30.25 mark. But, there’s one problem, the flying machine Take It All who has a huge motor and has run a near record 30.05 here at Cranbourne. However, he’s out of form and doesn’t go all that well from the 8. There is a a little bit of speed here early, and they might serve to hold him out around the first turn. If that’s the case then I see no Reason why Salegrey’s Power can’t skip away and win as second favourite. Punters looking for a trifecta combination could throw in the track specialist Swans Twelve.
Best of Luck
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