Zipping Novak remains unbeaten winning 2022 Magic Maiden

(2) demoralises the 3 2022 leading through out in 5.44, 17.89, 29.65 best of night. (, 520m)

The fastest time on Golden Night did not come in the feature – surprisingly to many, it came in a maiden race.

That was when ’s young flyer Zipping Novak took out the $33,000 Group 3 Magic Maiden (520m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

As a result, the young sensation – who turns two on June 19 – should prove hard to beat in the Nowra Puppy Classic, with the heats to begin on Sunday.

Zipping Novak was highly impressive in the maiden final, winning in a time of 29.65 seconds, which was the quickest over 520m for the evening.

Not a bad achievement considering three Group races followed his victory.

“It’s a good start to his career,” Magri told australianracinggreyhound.com.

“He got the start right and reeled off some good sectionals. He showed what he can do.

“The is coming up. I think I’ll head that way with him.”

Magri knew his $1.80 favourite with greyhound racing betting apps had Saturday night’s performance in him, in what was just his third career start.

“All his training has been good and (early on) he was matching it with the other dogs I have here. I have about 20 dogs at the moment,” he said.

Despite the fact all three of Zipping Novak’s starts have been wins, he has shown considerable improvement in each run.

His first and second starts resulted in times of 30.04 and 30.41 seconds in his respective heat and semi-final runs, before his first sub-30-second time when it mattered in the final.

“He had the red (one box) in his first start, and he ran out nicely and did the job,” Magri said.

“I know the time wasn’t there, but I just think it was a slower track.

“The next start he came out and got cut in half straight away at the start.

“He got pushed back to last, but he worked through it which is good for a young dog.

“He probably learnt more from that than anything. And (on Saturday) night he just put it all together.”

2022 Magic Maiden (Wentworth Park, 520m) – Zipping Novak


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