Ron Ball’s promising youngster Vociferous is positioned as favourite for the Molly Campbell Silver Dollars final this Thursday night at Albion Park after drawing box one.
The fastest qualifier of last week’s heats, the C & C Brasch Syndicate-owned young gun posted a blistering personal best of 30.09 to win his heat ahead of Secret Victory.
The feature trophy race worth $5,000 to the winner is named after renowned greyhound enthusiast and Queensland Greyhound Form Guide pioneer, Molly Campbell, who started the Molly Campbell Silver Collar in 1974 at Capalaba.
The Collar was later relocated to Albion Park in 1997 and renamed the Molly Campbell Silver Dollars. Sadly, Molly Campbell passed away in 1998 but the race continues on in her legacy.
Vocifeorous, who has only had seven starts, five at Albion for five wins, is sure to come firing out of the boxes after scoring a red hot 5.75 first sectional from box six last week.
He is sure to improve again after drawing the red, and will be hard to chase down.
A very speedy qualifier was Christina Apap’s Girl Hardy, who is sure to draw on all her experience at the Creek, and is sure to contend for the first turn recording a 5.73 first sectional to beat Fully Worked in her heat.
Another from the Ball kennels, Tombstone Jack showed strong form last week to win his heat, and will jump besides his kennelmate in box two.
Tombstone Jack has only had two starts in Brisbane for two wins, and will be hoping to regain the 30.17 form from his first start.
One to keep an eye on in this quality final is also Twin Impact, who was the second qualifier on the night to beat consistent chaser Spring Our Ping. Twin Impact has drawn box seven.
Racing this Thursday night at Albion Park kicks off with a quality 710m race, but it looks like She’s A Penske should have them beat.
She’s A Penske, trained by Bob Giltinan, is improving with every start, including a blistering 41.90 last week from box three.
Jumping from box eight tonight shouldn’t be a problem for the Flying Penske bitch, who is tipped to be odds on.
A strong contender in this however, will be Miss Jersey in box one, who is yet to snag a win over the 710m since stepping up a couple of weeks ago.
However, with her fourth start into the distance for trainer Glenda Dart, and wearing the red, she should be a top chance.
Andy Albion’s Best Bets:
- Race 1 Number 1 Miss Jersey
- Race 8 Number 1 Vociferous