Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 4 box 6 Manyana Pearl, 8.28pm
The main two dogs in this that punters will come for are Where’s The Surf and the Apple isle chaser Hellyeah Bolt, but both dogs will need to be on their A game in this. Hellyeah Bolt has the early speed and if he happens to ping and get over it’s likely he will lead all the way. Where’s The Surf has to contend with box five and unless he pings or gets a dream run, he’s going to have to work really hard to win.
Manyana Pearl on the other hand won really well last start here and winning form is good form. She speared the lids and was too good for a fairly good line up, stopping the clock at 29.95. Manyana Pearl will have have no trouble out wide and if she begins well, she can get over and race a couple off the rail around the first turn. She seems to be getting better with racing and a win wouldn’t surprise here.
Boxes 2,3,4 don’t show a great deal of speed early and this should allow the outside division to get across them early. Once the outside division get across, it looks really unlikely they can be run down. Box one runner Quite Ready looks a chance based on his solid 30.00 run here last start, but he is stepping up a long long way in class tonight and probably won’t handle the pressure. Manyana Pearl should be the value for punters looking outside the two favourites and she looks the best chance of upsetting the two main hopes.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 8 Box 2 Fort Allen, 9.38pm
Fort Allen did all that was required of him last start when he demolished some good dogs at Ballarat, including the talented favourite Nic Nac Nui. He speared out from box four and took up the lead straight away and was never in danger. I see no reason why he can’t continue that winning form here tonight from the perfect box draw. Fort Allen should have no trouble outpacing box one runner Velocemente, and he should shoot to a soft and easy lead early. Once on the bunny he can improve on his PB of 30.18 and he looks capable of running near 30.00 dead.
The main two dangers are Velocemente who is slow early, but very strong. He looks a huge threat if he can stay in touch with then early. The flying Cornelius Fudge only needs to find galloping room and he’ll unleash a huge finishing burst. He’s won here in a solid 29.91 but looks capable of going better should things go his way.
With early speed and in great winning form, Fort Allen can be backed here with confidence.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 10 Box 1 Powerhouse, 12.57am
Big money was paid for this fellow with the intention of trying to win the Perth Cup. That assignment was unsuccessful, but he still remains a high quality chaser and no doubt connections will be looking to recoup some of their outlay here tonight. He’s proven he can gallop and was flying while under the care of Jason Thompson in Victoria, but has been super disappointing since coming across.
Box one is the golden draw here for him tonight and the son of Path to Power should make full use of it. He’s managed a PB of 30.32 and it’s likely at his ultimate best he’s capable of bettering that. If he comes here ready to race he can lead these and make his way around the first turn in front. If he’s able to get around the turn without finding trouble he looks mighty hard to beat.
His record from box one is fantastic and all things point to him winning. My only concern is he’s not in great form and may not be at the top of his game. Box seven runner Rapido Kid is highly talented and can win this with ease. But he’s going to have it contend with box seven and find his way across pretty quickly. Powerhouse ticks all bar one box and punters should stick with him.
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