It’s an enormous night of racing ahead with Australia’s Best runners engaged at Sandown in Victoria. It’s a great night to be heading to the track with Eddie Macguire hosting a cash giveaway of up to $120,000.
The final of the Sapphire Crown for bitches, where Punch One Out will start the likely favourite. The Harrison Dawson, and the Queensland champ Glen Gallon is likely to start favourite in it and last but not least the Heats of the Group 1 Sandown cup over 720, where we see the return of Australia’s best, the Mighty Miata.
A wonderful night of chasing and no doubt the stands will be jam packed at Sandown with everyone looking to get a glimpse of the Might Miata. Just as Black Caviar did, Miata also brings people out of there lounge rooms and to the tracks to see the superstar race.
We have the usual 5 tips again for you tonight, but were also going to have a go at finding the winner of the two Group Finals.
Albion Park Greyhounds, Race 3 Box 6, Ben’s House, 7.22pm
Only 4 weeks ago I remember standing in the catching pen at Lismore, freezing cold and soaking wet waiting to catch a dog who ultimately ran last, but to my surprise, favourite Bens House finished second last in the same race. And I remember thinking gee, hasn’t this bloke gone off the boil. Well how wrong I was a week later he ran second at Albion and then won 2 straight. One of which was a PB from a bad box. He’s now racing with determination and a belly full of gusto. His last two wins have been excellent. Both around the same time, but at one of his wins he came out 4 lengths slower then he did the previous run. Yet still run quicker then he did the week previous. He ran 30.20 running a quick 5.76 to the mark, then run a PB of 30.18, running 5.96 to the mark. This suggests to me he’s going to get around the 30.00 dead mark here tonight. If he jumps, the others won’t get a look in. Box 6 is no worry, and the way this blokes racing I doubt he can be beat. There’s no dangers and he’s flying and should just win again.
Angle Park Greyhounds, Race 7 Box 6 Aston Odin, 9.19pm
Troy Murray has this bloke back to his brilliant best. He run a PB last start and he’s gong to take all kinds of beating in this.
Ritza Ben holds the key in this for mine. If he flys out like he’s been doing, then Aston Odin will get a terrific run around the outside to sit right on Bens hammer. If this occurs he should be too strong and finish over the top of Ben here. Quite simply really! Not quite, Linguist is racing like a dog possed, and only a few months ago was stringing to win a race. But fast forward a few months and he’s absolutely airborne. He finds himself out the back again here tonight, but if they make just the slightest report up front. This bloke will give them wind burn turning for home. He’s a real danger and a huge threat to our selection. Aston Odin needs to ping and stay out of trouble, and highball along. One mistake and he’s gone. Aston Odin to win, huge watch on the flying Linguist.
Dapto Greyhounds, Race 3 Box 6 No Ruled League, 8.11pm
This is no easy race, but I really like the super classy chaser No Rules League. She’s a Dapto specialist and most of her massive career earnings of $113,000 have come here at Dapto. She has a super PB to her name and has only the one start for the one win here over 600 and everything points to her winning here again tonight. She’s a super quick beginner, but a mad railer and must find the fence early on. She should find the fence and if she does from the get go, Id be shocked to see something run her down. I love backing lid lingers, and this girl should be off and gone. Smooth Nitro and Princess Mea, are the dangers but they are going to have to do it from behind here tonight, if our selection jumps like she can.
Hobart Greyhounds, Race 7 Box 3 Terror Time, 9.22pm
I have no idea what keeps drawing me back to this girl Terror Time. Maybe I should just try and buy her and be done with it. I’m a fan of her and seem to be always backing her. Something a smart punter should not do But no one said I was a smart punter. She had great early toe and and win over all distances. This is no easy race and you can make a case for 4 or 5 of them. But I’m going with the little girl, and I’m only hoping she can ping and go. She can’t come from behind these, and her only chance is to lead and lead well. But she’s unite capable, and is going to be the value runner in this tough final tonight.
Sandown Greyhounds, Race 1 Box 1 Bronelly Lad 7.07pm
This bloke drops back in class here, and draws the coveted rails. 3 starts ago he posted a flying 29.44, and looked super impressive in doing so. He’s had to step up in his last couple and found it quite tough. But he’s back in his right grade here and from the red box, he’s going to take a power of beating. He can ping and hold his position around the first turn and that’s all he needs to do to be winning this race here tonight. It’s field full of good young dogs, and no mistakes can be made here tonight.
My selection for the Harrison Dawson is the QLD Champ Glen Gallon.
And my selection for the Sapphire is the freakish and talented Punch One Out, but she needs lots of luck early.
Best of Luck.
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