Three heats of the Agra State National Sprint Championship will be conducted at Monday night’s LGRC meeting and the David Crosswell owned and prepared She’s All Class, will most likely graduate to the Final one week later.
The outstanding bitch will be shooting for ten victories in succession and will have to contend with a field of only seven runners, with the Debbie Cannan prepared Emerald Lee the obvious danger.
Unfortunately for all concerned, only seven greyhounds nominated for the Agra State National Distance Championship and these seven will race for the honour of representing Tasmania on August 12.
The great Ted Medhurst prepared bitch Bell Haven heads those nominations and will be at prohibitive odds about taking out the event.
If She’s All Class and Bell Haven do prevail in their respective events, it will be a feather in the cap of the Leigh Alexander owned It’s A She, who must rate as one of the best matrons in Australia.
Meanwhile old warrior Rewind continues to amaze, winning his 61st race at Tuesdays NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway.
Drawn the red box, the Maurie Strickland owned and prepared marvel flew the lids and was never in danger of defeat in the betfair.com Invitation (452 metres).
At the wire the champ had seven lengths to spare in the time of 25.63 and in winning, increased his lifetime earnings to a very healthy $232,530.
However Rewind’s performance on this occasion was overshadowed somewhat by the run of the highly promising young chaser Hellyeah Bolt, now an occupant of Paul Hili’s Loira kennel.
Raced by the Hellyeah Syndicate managed by Rick Donaldson, the son of Dyna Lachlan recorded a blistering 25.28 in winning the Dowling McCarthy Tyres Juvenile (452 metres) by a staggering 15 lengths.
When one considers that the best time recorded by Rewind when winning 27 races at the venue is 25.31, it is quite an achievement.
Previously prepared by Anthony Bullock, who is serving a period of disqualification, Hellyeah Bolt has now won three of six outings and is obviously headed for invitation class.
A former Victorian and a close friend of Bullock, Hili has inherited several of that trainers chasers and is now enjoying a great winning streak.
Leith trainer Gary Johnson was also in the limelight at the NWGRC meeting when he provided the trifecta in the Betta Milk Grade 5 (452 metres).
Johnson kennel occupants Starlena, Bruno Boy and Zantey filled the first three placings in the event, the trifecta paying a dividend of $304.70.