2022 Group 2 Cannington All Stars final set to be a thriller

West Australia's 2022 2 at greyhounds is set for a thrilling final after Saturday night's heats where just 0.09 of a second separated the top five chances after 520m.

Christine Robartson produced the training performance of the night to have Throttle ready to win heat two of the All Stars first up for two months after last racing in the Group 1 at in August.

Throttle had to work hard from box two finding himself back fourth and fifth in the field early behind Fire Cloud (3), Sunset Piper (6) and race favourite (8).

The son of West On Augie and West On Hazel always looked to have those in front of him covered though, on the way to winning in the quickest of the heat times in 29.85.

Amplified crashed across from box eight causing plenty of interference to herself before finding the rail where she does her best racing. But the effort told on her in the run home as Throttle reeled her in and went past with 0.75 lengths to spare at the post.

Amplified qualified in 29.90 for next week's final while Jimmy's Decision hung on for third in 30.07 to also qualify.

2022 Group 2 All Stars Heat 2 (520m) – Throttle (29.85) Trainer: Christine Robartson

Heat one of the $40,000 to-the-winner All Stars Sprint was won by the Shayne Williams-trained Unsee This in 29.87.

The last start Cup finalist didn't have it all his own way though, being shuffled back to third on the rail early behind tear away leader Bones McCoy (8) and Granite Song (1).

As Bones McCoy threw out the white flag, Unsee This charged up the inside for what was an easy win in the end, while Rostered Off followed him through to qualify second in 30.03.

Granite Song's third in 30.10 was not fast enough to make the final.

2022 Group 2 All Stars Heat 1 (520m) – Unsee This (29.87) Trainer: Shayne Williams

2022 Group 3 Mandurah Cup winner Vice Grip and emerging young star Electrified fought out the most competitive of the three All Stars heats in heat three, with Electrified prevailing by just 0.03 of a length in 29.94.

Officially Vice Grip qualified for next Saturday night's final with exactly the same time of 29.94.

Both greyhounds had to overcome trouble to get past early leader West On Fever (2), before the two settled down to run the last third of the race in close competition. A slight hip and shoulder put on Vice Grip from Electrified on the home corner proved to be the difference as the two hit the line.

Stone Cold Augie (1) chased home in to third to make the final and qualify in 30.03.

2022 Group 2 All Stars Heat 3 (520m) – Electrified (29.94) Trainer: Krystal Shinners

Saturday night's Group 2 final is set to be highly competitive with Electrified having drawn the rails box, while Vice Grip has drawn box eight outside Amplified who flies from the boxes but wants to shove down .

2022 Group 2 All Stars Sprint Final

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments