We have witnessed a number of outstanding performances on tracks across the country again this week, with a couple in particular that are worthy of a mention for our followers, who should place these names on their black book. Firstly, at Traralgon on Wednesday evening, a recent addition to Steve White’s kennel in Not For Profit, scorched over the 350 metre trip in a scintillating 19.312, a new track record, eclipsing the previous marker of 19.375 set by Simba’s Girl earlier this year. Not yet two years of age, the win took his record to six victories from just seven race track appearances, with plenty more to come for this beautifully bred son of Fernando Bale. The one query on this fellow could be his ability to run out a strong 500 metre trip which would take him into the top bracket of sprinters if he can achieve this task. He certainly is in the right kennel as Steve White is one of the countries leading trainers, so you can be sure he will extract the very best from this galloper.
The second greyhound that caught our eye was Bandit Jane, trained by Jodie Lord, who last night became the first greyhound ever to break the 34 second barrier at Dapto over the 600 metre trip when she ran 33.99. This highly talented galloper, also by Fernando Bale, jumped straight to the front at box rise and gave nothing else a look in, powering away in the concluding stages to defeat a high quality field in her heat of the Dapto Middle Distance Championship. Her strength at the end of the 600 metre trip clearly indicated to us that she will have little trouble stepping up to the staying distances, making her a potential staying star of the future. So followers, these are our two greyhounds to follow for the remainder of 2022 and right through 2023, Not For Profit and Bandit Jane.
Tonight we have racing at The Meadows, Geelong, Richmond, Wagga and Mandurah, so plenty of opportunities to find a winner or two. A reminder for our followers, that tomorrow night we have a massive meeting at Sandown Park, where the four dog Group 3 Shootout will take place, the first clash of two superstars She’s A Pearl and Wow She’s Fast. This will be a stunning race and we will have our preview and selection for our followers tomorrow, so don’t miss that. The support program features eight preludes of the Melbourne Cup, so it will really be a night of outstanding greyhound racing. Now let us find you some winners.
The Meadows Race 4 No 8 Osprey Storm $2.00 at PlayUp – A real staying star of the future, who looks ideally placed here in this field and from a nice draw. Building a nice record, having already won ten races, and has won at this track in fast time. Very unlucky in his most recent outing, at Sandown, but will make amends tonight.
The Meadows Race 6 No 3 Great Guy $2.05 at PlayUp – Getter better with each race start, his win last time at Sandown Park was stunning, winning easily against a strong field in the fast time of 33.93. Dogs don’t go much better than that. If he can bring his Sandown Park form to The Meadows, he will be far to good for this field. Can even lead throughout in this field. Yes.
Geelong Race 7 No 1 Zipping Starsky $3.90 at PlayUp – Very promising galloper who does need room to move in his races but from this draw and on this track, we can see him achieving this against this field. Capable of running very fast time with a clear passage in transit. A member of the very strong Paul Abela kennel, who should account for this field.
Richmond Race 8 No 1 Payton’s Puzzle $1.60 at PlayUp – Very consistent young galloper who looks ideally boxed here tonight from the inside. No luck last start from a wide draw, when finishing third at this track. Not a lot of depth in this field and he gets his chance tonight. Best bet of the night, so make him your banker in your multi bets.
Geelong Race 12 No 4 Providence Bale $2.00 at PlayUp – Veteran who still has plenty of dash. Huge drop in class from what he has been contesting all his life really. A winner of 22 races with a further 38 placings, all mainly at city tracks. He has plenty of speed so don’t let the middle box deter you. A quality galloper who looks very well placed in this.