Well we should all have our pockets quite full, after yesterday’s success. We managed 4 from 7, and a couple at reasonable odds – Who Told Blackie at $4.50, Dyna Daina @ $3.90, Velociraptor @ $3.00 and Wild At Midnight @ $2.10.
The other 3, never really made much of an impact, but hey that’s racing. Thursday’s always a great night of chasing and I always look forward to the action kicking off, with the first race at Sandown to commence at 7.06 pm Vic time.
We are going to try something a little different tonight, and have a go at selecting the Quaddie at Albion Park. But we are only going to select a couple to keep the cost down.
Albion Park Quaddie
- Race 5 First Leg Ruby Jones
- Race 6 Second leg Mist Opportunity
- Race 7 Third Leg Trotting, Kay Cee Spirit
- Race 8 Last leg Hawko’s Mistake
- Quaddie Cost: $2.00 for a 100%
The first leg kicks of at 8.08 pm Qld time – Ruby Jones
We have gone with the out of form Ruby Jones in this. She has a pretty good record here at Albion, and has tackled and beaten, far better opposition then she faces tonight. She won’t be entirely suited by box 1, but is clearly the class runner in this.
Race 6 Leg 2 Mist Opportunity
This bitch is absolutely flying and has recently belted 2 Group 1 winners He Knows Uno over the 710, and Metz Magic over 630 at Ipswich where she run the final section record. She has slow beginners drawn all around, and if she’s still at her peak, she should wallop these; including the smart Sydneysider, Zsa Zsa.
Race 7 Third Leg
This is the hardest for mine, and I’ve had to select 2 runners, Trotting for Sandra Hunt, and Kay Cee Spirit, for in form trainer Troy Sharpe. The former is having her first go over the distance, and has been thrown into the deep end here, tackling a city class field at her first attempt. But she should have no problems acquitting herself well in this event from the rails.
Kay Cee Spirit, is in fine form, and has the early pace to sit outside the potential early leader here in Citi Hawk, and finish too strong for him.
Race 8 Final Leg Hawko’s Mistake
I was extremely impressed by the run of this dog last Wednesday. His trainer John Edwards has openly stated, he is the fastest dog he’s ever owned and trained. The son on Buckingham Chuck was Super impressive winning on Wednesday. He was slow to begin from an outside box and quickly rallied into second behind another fast dog Sir Hara. Interestingly enough John Dart has also stated Sir Hara, is the fastest dog he’s trained. So when Hawko’s Mistake landed behind Sir Hara, I gave him no chance. But to the dogs credit he railed hard and passed Sir Hara mid race to race away with a well earned victory. It made me stand up and take notice.
Albion Park Greyhounds, Race 9 Box 2 Velocity High. 9.32 pm Qld time
This bitch looks to of come back from a short spell as good as she was last preparation, which saw her post a very fast 30.00 dead run at Albion Park. She had no luck at all last start at Ipswich, where she began well, but found trouble at box rise, and was put out of play soon after. She should get a great run in behind the speedy, El Fiddy Cent, and finish far to strong. She likes to rail, and should clear Aladdin’s queen early and rail hard. With a clear run, and a forward position early she will be mighty hard to beat.
Albion Park Greyhounds, Race 4 Box 6 Restless Teddy 7.44 pm. Qld time
Restless Teddy is strictly a place bet in this event only. I cant see him beating Bakaara or Jetta’s Girl. However he has been going fantastic over the 395m journey and looks set to run a big race over the 520m tonight. I’m not sure where he is going to land early, but he has posted a very fast 29.59 at Sandown, and he look as if he may be getting back to that sort of form. He’s been finishing of his races very well, and has been unlucky not to have won a race over the shorter journey. The bookends, Bakaara and Jetta’s Girl, are both very good beginners and both dogs can run blinding sections. Tony Brett has plans to have a go at the Golden Easter Egg with Jetta’s Girl; and on that point alone she looks mighty hard to beat. Restless Teddy should be very big odds in this and with average luck i have no doubt he can fill a place. The box is a concern, but it should only add to his price. Value bet.
Angle Park Greyhounds, Race 3 Box 3 Cambrian Rock 7.56 pm Vic time
There’s no way we are jumping of Cambrian Rock here tonight. Those of you who read our daily tips, will be aware of the wrap I’ve been giving the old stager of late. Never more has a dog deserved a win then this guy. He has been a model of consistency, despite drawing bad boxes. He did drew the rail, a couple back but uncharacteristically missed the kick by a long way. But to his credit he chased really hard, and wasn’t beaten far by the winner. With an empty box beside him. he’s going to get a great trailing run along the rail. Ritza Ben should shanghai out from out wide and take up the early running. But he isn’t super strong to the line, and if Cambrian Rock can stay in touch early he will certainly put it to the fav. All the old stager needs is a little luck go his way and you are going to get a great run for your money. He’s well overdue for a win,and tonight could be the the night – Eachway.
Sandown Greyhounds, Race 4 Box 8 Steve Allen 8.08 pm Vic time
I said to myself the next time this bloke steps back up to the 600 he wont be beat. Well tonight’s the night he steps back up.
Unfortunately he’s be given no favours with the box draw having drawn the 8. But he has an enormous finish and only has to gain clear running throughout to beat these. He’s going to be short, but hopefully not too short. A fair price would be $2.00 as he has to contend with box 8 jumping onto a corner. Its not an overly stoning field and tonight looks like it will be his best chance to salute. Strong dog with a monster finish and look for him to be rounding them up late. Great bet.
Dapto Greyhounds, Race 6 box 6 Dodging 9.14 pm Nsw time
Dodging is going enormous at present and has really hit a purple patch of from. His record over the 600 is quite frankly, terrible. But I cant go past him each way in this event. He goes tremendous here at Dapto, and two starts ago run down a tearaway leader to score in 29.94. The way he’s been finishing of his races suggests he should have no trouble ruining out the longer journey but his record says otherwise. We are going to ignore his record over this trip, and give him a great chance of going well here tonight. With slow beginners on his outside he should have plenty of room to jump and sit wide on the track. He’s well boxed and going enormous, and if he continues, to race like he has been’ he will be in this for a very long way. Tread carefully but, his record over the trip says we have too. Each way
Hobart Greyhounds, Race 9 Box 6 Pipstar 10.08 pm Vic time
The daughter of the ill fated High Earner, looks a great chance to win this event tonight. Its impossible to fault her form with 3 wins and 2 placings from her last 5 starts. Her last two runs have been very impressive at Launceston, breaking 30.00 each time; one in winning and one placing. She has a PB of 26.44 here but there’s no doubt she can go much quicker. There’s very little depth to this race and she only needs a safe beginning to blow these away. Pipstar, a bitch going places and should win this race tonight.
It looks to be a a great night ahead, and hopefully we have found a winner or two, for you to place your hard earned on. We should go really close with the quaddie at Albion, and for the small outlay of $2.00 for 100% we are sure to collect a nice return if we are to snare it.
Best of Luck.
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