Monique Girl saluted the judge at bolters odd’s at her last Ballarat start, and her connections will be hoping that she can repeat that performance at Ballarat’s Morshead Park on Wednesday. “She just loves racing at Ballarat” her trainer Janine Davis said.
Monique Girl won her maiden at Ballarat, and has continued her good form at the track ever since.
She now boasts three wins and five minor placing’s, from just thirteen race starts at the track.
The daughter of Primo Uno is a tenacious little chaser who always runs home hard in her races.
“We would have preferred an inside box draw, but if she can lead or take a sit behind the leaders she should go well again.” Davis said.
Monique Girl’s form line on paper is a bit inconsistent, but there have been excuses as she received checks in running at her two recent runs at The Meadows.
In a cross racing code twist Monique Girl is owned by Monique Burnett, who is the daughter of successful Harness Racing driver and trainer Rita Burnett.
Monique Girl is the first dog ever raced by Burnett, and was purchased by her uncle Annetto Mifsud. Her fore’ into greyhound racing has certainly been one to remember so far.
Aztec Cruise and Brooklyn Roads loom as the biggest threat’s to Monique Girl in an open race.
Aztec Cruise for Max Auld will jump from Box 2 in tonight’s Lynette’s Florist Mixed Grade 4/5 over 550 metres.
The son of Where’s Pedro was a last start winner at The Meadows over 600 metres, so he is sure to be in the finish of the race.
Aztec Cruise has been racing very consistently of late with the only concern being that he will be having his first ever start on the track.
Brooklyn Roads has won his last two starts, which included a win at the track and distance two starts ago.
The Noel Walsh trained chaser will split both Monique Girl and Aztec Cruise when he jumps from Box 3.
Davis, who hails from West Melton, has been a hobby trainer for the past 25 years. She combines her training duties with her work as a CSO with Kleenheat Gas.
Monique Girl remains the kennel favorite of Davis as “she just tries in every race she contests.”
When she runs on Wednesday it could well be a chance for the talented chaser to improve on her already good race record at the track.