Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 5 Box 5 Proven Impala 8.50pm
Fantastic race and with many hopes. Group 1 winning Smart Valentino is engaged and he will start the favourite. Proven flying machine Proven Impala is also engaged along with staying new kid on the block Cawbourne Looney. I’m going to go with Proven Impala and I think there’s a strong case for her here in this. Her trainer Joe Borg did the right thing by giving her a look here last week and although she ran second she did do a few things wrong. She began slowly but showed tremendous pace to burst through and take off after Cawbourne Looney. She was unable to reel Looney in but very few dogs would be able to when Looney was burning out in front running 42.05. The biggest difference here is Cawbourne Looney has drawn out wide and she won’t go unless she can find the lead and the rail straight away; something she won’t be able to do tonight so leave her out. Smart Valentino is slow early and will need to bob and weave his way through in order to charge home. Proven Impala should take great improvement from last week and she should ping and lead here tonight. Once on the bunny she’ll carve out quick sectionals and break the field right up. If on song Smart Valentino won’t be able to make the ground up, and Proven Impala looks a great bet.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Hurunui Hitman 9.42pm
I’m going with another second favorite here in Hurunui Hitman. He’s taken a while to get back to his best and although he’s not there yet he’s getting closer. Box 1 is a huge advantage and he should be able to lead out here with the flying Schroder Bale. These two runners appear the only chances and they should fight out the finish. He deserves to win one, and he won’t get a better chance then tonight. He should go with Schroder Bale early and if he can hold out the bale dog he may find his best. Punters might be able to get 4-1 about the Hitman, far better odds then the $1.90 that will probably be ob offer for Schroder Bale.
Best of luck
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