It’s been a little tough lately without many winners, and a long while now since we pulled off a clean sweep. But things look promising here tonight and with the Sydney Cup the highlight, it’s sure to be an exciting night. The field has been blown wide open, with the scratching of likely favourite Smart Valentino.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Trapper Jet 8.30pm
It took a good one to hold this fellow out here last week in Shanghai Rose. Trapper Jet was unable to run her down after camping in behind her from the get go. He’ll have to repeat that run here tonight if he is to go one better here. He’s boxed to perfection and as long as he can get out and keep himself out of trouble, he’ll be powering to the line as they swing for home. With a little luck in running, he may even try to sneek up along the rail around the first turn. He’s run 29.85 here, on par with most of the runners, but box 1 is a huge advantage to him here. The main danger will probably be box 2 runner Courageous Girl, but at her last start here, she was quite ordinary after winning in fine fashion the week prior. She’s a talented up and comer and don’t be surprised to see her put Trapper Jet to the sword here in this.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Victa Bale 9.35pm
If Victa Bale is at the right odds, he’s worth a punt here in a race he can win. He’s only a slow beginner, but he does have a big motor and winds up mid race. His best racing is from inside boxes in these particular races. There’s nothing super quick here in this race, so they shouldn’t get away from him here to much in the early stages. As long as he can stay within striking distance, he’ll finish off powerfully and can find the winners podium in this. The danger is Velocemente who has a brilliant record here at The Meadows, and was super last start at Ballarat. He generally begins slowly and needs to work his way through the field, and that’s what makes it tough to back him here in this tonight. With the right run and a little luck, he’ll no doubt be there at the end.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 2 Box 1 Millions For Us 7.27pm WA time
I’ll stick with the daughter of Trewly Special here in this, after her tough strong second here last week. I watched the replay a few more times than usual and really like the way she roughed it out behind a quick one. She’s run a best time of 30.81 but the way in which she raced last week suggest she can go far quicker then her PB. Box 1 again a huge advantage and of she can produce her best jump she’ll take a power of beating in this line up. I don’t think she can lead, but she’ll be right up there into the first turn, and with an ounce of racing luck, she may even find herself railing through to the lead. As long as she at odds of $4- or more she’s worth a small punt here tonight.
Best of Luck
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