Like Wildfire to take on The Gardens 600m track record on Saturday night

heads to the post winning the Gosford 0-3 win 603m race on May 23 2023 in a new time of 33.96.

Australia's most promising young stayer, Like Wildfire, is setting his sights on an impressive fifth consecutive victory at this Saturday.

While boom litter brothers and failed to live up to the hype at Albion Park Thursday night in the heats of the Group 2 Flying Amy Classic, Like Wildfire has found himself in a ridiculously winnable 5th Grade 600m race at The Gardens.

To really stamp the advantage Like Wildfire has over the opposition, the box draw has gifted the Micheal Ivers bred, owned and trained greyhound box one.

Remarkably the race is a heat of the Greyhound Racing New South Wales () Middle Distance Series, worth $6,200 to-the-winner, despite the special event race only attracting seven dogs.

Like Wildfire smashed the Gosford 603m track record at his last start winning by 14 lengths in new figures of 33.96.

The son of and will have his eyes on Tania Keeping's Gardens 600-metre track record of 34.14 seconds.

said he almost had a trial mishap at The Gardens with Like Wildfire in preparation for Saturday's race, but the greyhound pulled up uninjured.

Despite the drama, and assuming Like Wildfire has no mental issues with the track after the incident, Iver's said he is very confident Like Wildfire can go close to claiming his second track record and remain undefeated after five starts.

Ivers said the 32kg black dog clocked an early split of 9.29 seconds, surpassing the existing first section record of 9.33 in the trial.

The Ivers-trained chaser has left a trail of awe behind him, demolishing the 603m track record at Gosford with an astounding 33.96-second finish in a breathtaking 14-length victory.

Gosford 0-3 win 603m May 23 2023 – Like Wildfire (33.96 – Track Record) T: Michael Ivers


This , his latest from his four unbeaten career starts, paints a promising picture for his upcoming venture at The Gardens.

Regardless of whether or not Like Wildfire can claim the track record, Ivers is confident he can remain undefeated after drawing box one.

“You don't go to the races thinking about that but if it happens it'd be nice,” Ivers added.

“His trial on Tuesday shows he's right up to the mark; hopefully he makes full use of the draw.”

Typically, no Australian greyhound bookmakers have put up any greyhound betting odds for Like Wildfire's race tomorrow, but expect him to start very long odds on.

Like Wildfire will go around in Race 8 from The Gardens on Saturday night, with the race timed to start at 9:31pm AEST.


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