Our best result was White Prado winning easily at Hobart last night at $3.90 and the trifecta in the same race in order, which paid $18.00 . The rain played havoc at Albion park and a we saw a few upset results. Our main bet for the night, Pearl Za Zinger, was quite disappointing after missing the start and finishing fourth. Had she jumped I feel she would have won, so keep a close eye on her. It wont be long till she wins.
The run of the night has to go to the former W.A chaser now trained in S.A by Troy Murray Rulebook, who completely thrashed a quality field and run the hands of the clock, running a blistering 29.26 at Angle Park.
Punters with a keen eye will be aware Troy often has great success with dogs who come across form W.A with poor form. Rulebook was heavily backed early on and opened up extremely short, but drifted to odds of $6.00.
Infinite Wish was unlucky at Sandown over the staying trip and she's been super consistent of late. She stormed home from near the rear to only just go down. She is well overdue for a win and it looks likely no matter where she starts next, she'll just win. So stick with her.
Ipswich Greyhounds Race 4 Box 2 Spring Court, 3.57pm
Plenty of winners here today at Ipswich. Spring Court for leading trainer Col Byers could be the overs in race four. He is a pretty handy type and is racing in solid form. I really try to steer clear of short course bend starts as they are a recipe for disaster, but he looks capable of getting away quickly and finding the rail before the majority of the field. Once he is on the lure and in clear galloping room he can carve out a fast enough time to win.
Sox And Crocs and Madraski look the main dangers and they are likely to start the favourites. Sox And Crocs hasn't drawn well and he will need all the luck he can get. Madraski is likely to make her own luck and will be off and burning from the outset. Cee Eh Oh is the only other likely winner, but box seven makes it hard if she doesn't fire out.
Punters looking to take exotics could box up runners 2,5,7,8 in a trifecta $24.00 for 100%
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 5 Billy's Shelby 8.58pm
Tough Garden to Wenty race here tonight. Wentworth Park can be a tough track to win on first up on and it's likely He's A Knight will start the favourite. Box seven is tough and while he was the quickest qualifier in the heats, I don't like him here in the final. He may struggle to clear them early and I don't really like his chances of coming from behind and running them down. So he looks a possible lay bet.
Box five runner Billy's Shelby is my on top selection and she is likely to be the strongest runner excluding He's a Knight. Black Bravo and Cowboy Ed look the early speed and both dogs are likely to fire out and make the pace. Black Bravo has had six attempts here and has only managed the one placing, so its unlikely he can win tonight. Cowboy Ed looks tested at the distance and is probably going to walk over the last 50 meters of the trip.
If Billy's Shelby can lob in third or fourth then its quite possible she can run over the top of these in this. Punters should be able to find odds of around the $5.00 mark and she looks a great chance to win here tonight.
Geelong Greyhounds Race 6 Box 9 Wilma Bale 8.48pm
Wilma Bale certainly has the speed and ability to win this, but back her at your own risk. She burst onto the seen when winning her maiden in a fast sub 30.00 time at Wentworth Park and then shen followed it up with another fast victory. Since she's been transferred down to Victoria she hasn't been the same dog and has struggled to find her early form.
She is being stepped up here to the 680 meter trip in a attempt to get her to find some form. If she can get forward early and find her way onto the bunny she can run time and I don't think the longer journey will pose to much of a problem if she races on the speed. The biq question though is can she get forward and find her way to the front, at her best she most certainly can. If odds of around $6.00 are about I suggest having a small wager and putting her in your exotics.
The dog to beat and likely short priced favourite is the super talented Sweet It Is, who has been recently transferred to the kennel of leading trainer Darren McDonald. She has a huge motor and if she stays in touch with them early she can run right over the top of them.
Wilma Bale the value and Sweet It Is the one to beat.
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