One of my favourite nights of the year is Halloween, so let’s hope it can finally bring around a clean sweep of winners. It’s been far too long and there’s no doubt we are well overdue. There’s some fast dogs engaged around the country and over the last few months I’ve noticed either dogs are getting quicker as a standard or the tracks a being sped up. No longer is a solid 30.40 at Albion or a 29.70 at Sandown going to win races, trainers are required to have their charges running flying times in order to win a race. There’s no doubt the breed is getting quicker as a whole.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box 2 Cel’s Fear, 7.50pm
We tipped you guys into her Monday night where she got the job done and I’m going to stick with her again here tonight at Headquarters. She did have the advantage of box 1 last start, but it mattered little when she burnt out in a flying 5.66 first sectional. She’s drawn the 2 box here again tonight and with slow beginners all around her, expect her to burn straight to the front again here. She only stopped the clock at 30.47 here last start, and she will need to go quicker here to win, but it was her third attempt and she should be starting to get use to the longer trip now. By import sire Fear Zafonic, Cel’s Fear is knocking up the victories with 8 wins from 18 starts. However she’s yet to win a city race, so tonight’s task will certainly test her. With master trainer Tom Noble in her corner she’s sure to have bounced back ready to go. If she pings and goes I expect her to get down to 30.30 and she’ll need to get down to every bit of that to win. Great chance, but a solid $3.00 chance and no shorter. Box 1 runner Atta Boy Ted will be the biggest danger, after his superb 30.32 win here last Thursday night from box 7. And, from the red tonight, he’s sure to be there as they turn for the judge. Big danger.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 7 Box 2 Dyna Hakon, 9.22pm
Perfect race here for Dyna Hakon to win. He’s come up with the gun draw, and should sit in behind the speed early and look to take over mid way through, or rounding the home turn. He’s stopped the clock here in a fast 29.87 and powered home last week to run a brilliant second from box 7. With box 1 runner Uncle’s Miss the likely leader, he should sit in behind and get a dream run. Uncle’s Miss won here last start in a fast 30.14, but she does paddle late and I doubt she can hold off Dyna Hakon tonight. He loves the inside running and has a great record from the inside traps. So. with everything in his favour tonight, I suggest backing him with supreme confidence in a race he should be winning. Great bet, and even money looks irresistible.
Dapto Greyhounds Race 7 Box 7 What For, 9.38pm
The ex Victorian What For has no excuse not to beat theses here tonight. He’s the fastest dog, the classiest and the best credentialed runner in the race. With 8 wins and 6 placings from 18 starts the son of Cosmic Chief can run time, but has struggled around two turns since he scorched around Bulli a few stars back. I get the feeling he’s better suited to out wide, although he has won most of his races from inside boxes. In tonight’s race I expect him to jump well and position himself up on the outside of a few here early and simply prove far too strong and speedy for these. Based on his flying times elsewhere, he should easily break 30.00 here and that should see him win with a few lengths in hand here tonight. There’s a few dogs who can run in this but, if he stays out of trouble he wins.
He should start around $2.50 and at that price he looks a great bet. Class runner and should win.
Hobart Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Club Foot, 9.44pm
A shorty here, but there nothing I like to much here tonight, so I might as well tip the easy winner than and easy loser. Club Foot ran a huge race last start, taking ground off the super talented Hellyeah Bolt in the run to the line at one point. If that run isn’t enough to convince you he’ll win this, I don’t know what will. He’s run a fast 26.01 here but he does prefer the outside, and that does concern me a touch. But he’s got a huge motor and finds a few lengths when he’s on the bunny. From the red here tonight, expect him to land in front and race right away from some ordinary runners.
We will have to wait till race 8 to back him but he will win and he looks a fantastic multiple anchor for all your exotics. Michael Stringer gets plenty of winners, And tonight should be no different.
Sandown Greyhounds Race 5 Box 4 Farmor Las Vegas, 8.28pm
The only thing that beat this fellow last week was box 8. He moves 4 places in tonight and they shouldn’t beat him here in this. He’s leaps and bounds better than these and should have no trouble leading all the way or coming from behind to beat a sub standard field. He’s very well graded here and although he’s only run a steady 29.64 here previous, he should have no trouble running sub 29.40 and, if he does, he’ll win this by panels of fencing. Box 4 is ideal and he does go straight out of the boxes and can muster to find the top around the first turn. He started about $1.80 last week from the pink, and he should start even money here tonight from a far better draw. Class runner and he looks the winner. Great even money bet, who should win like an even money pop.
Best of Luck
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