Fri, Feb 25, 1:08pm by Kevin Pitstock
Greyhound best bets for Friday 25th February 2011 from Ballarat greyhounds (Victoria), Casino greyhounds (NSW) ,Cranbourne greyhounds (Victoria), Wentworth Park greyhounds (New South Wales), The Gardens greyhounds (New South Wales), Albion Park greyhounds (Queensland) and Mandurah greyhounds (West Australia).
Best Bet Casino Greyhounds
Race 10 – Box 1 – King Can To – 2:49pm NSW time
King Can To is perfectly boxed on the rail to take out this 484m race at Casino. The winner of 4 of 12 starts with 3 placings is a last start Casino winner in 23.33 over the 411m and is undefeated from box. Other wins have been at Tweed Heads with a best there of 23.47.
The three dog Sebastian Vale is the likely leader but is stepping up to the 484m after three wins in a row over the 411m trip here, but King Can To will be right behind it in running and prove too strong.
Best Bet Cranbourne Greyhounds
Race 6 – Box 7 – Indigo Gem – 5:24pm Vic time
Owned and trained in the same connections as former sprinter/stayer star greyhound Mantra Lad, Indigo Gem just failed to win her heat of this final last week after early interference from the awkward box 4 draw. Looks very well placed in the final from box 7.
Indigo Gem has raced 12 times for 4 wins and on each occasion has either led from the boxes are been close to the lead, but last week really tried hard in the run after being fifth early to go down by just a half length. Has the pace to lead from box 7 and has run 29.87 at Sandown on the bunny and that’ll be good enough to win this.
Best Bet The Gardens Greyhounds
Race 6 – Box 3 – Lilley’s Flash – 5:27pm NSW time
Lilley’s Flash is owned and trained by Ian Betts and is the winner of just 1 race from 13 starts, but has run 6 placings. Went from this box last week in the heats and was a little unlucky not to have been able to kick up and hold the inside running.
Had a little interference in the run and was only beaten 2.75 lengths by Why Worry Me. Was as far back as 6 or 7 lengths from the leader last week but should either lead or be closer in the run today. Will go around at good odds and should go very close.
Best Bet Wentworth Park Greyhounds
Race 3 – Box 4 – Pulp – 7:18pm NSW Time
Pulp is a member of the flying Collision ~ Frosty Fruits litter and is having his first distance start tonight over the 720m. Has been working up to the distance runs at Richmond and Nowra over the middle distances at his past 3 starts resulting in a huge 14.75 length win in 35.25 at Richmond when he lead from the outset.
The winner of 11 of 29 starts with 10 placings, he should lead this small field easily and only has to break 43 seconds to win this. Should be able to run that sort of time and will lead this comfortably.
Best Bet Albion Park Greyhounds
Race 6 – Box 1 – Santino Marella – 4:37pm Qld time
Impossible to go past Santino Marella as the best bet today at Albion Park. The Stephen Rolph trained greyhound has won 21 of 78 starts with a further 25 placings and was at one time Queensland’s leading middle distance greyhound. In a race where few have even won on the track Santino Marella has had 32 starts at the track and distance for 7 wins and 9 placings.
Proved he was still going well with a good 30.40 win here 2 starts back when able to round up the leaders and finish over them. Should get a good run in behind Co Star who looks the likely leader from box 3.
Best Bet Ballarat Greyhounds
Race 9 – Box 1 – Peters Project – 9:48pm Vic time
The Adam Richardson trained Peter’s Project has turned around his form in recent starts and has won 2 of his last 4 races. Started off with a good 27.40 best of day win at Horsham over the 480m from box 2 and then finished second there in the final one week later.
Headed to town and won at The Meadows coming from last early to win in 30.65. Followed that with an ordinary 6th at Sandown but drops massively in grade to this 550m heat. Has the aid of box 1 tonight which is his first box 1 draw in 32 starts. Has run some very fast times and will win this easily if able to lead but can also run over the top of whatever leads him.
Best Bet Mandurah Greyhounds
Race 3 – Box 2 – Paddy Lawlor – 7:42pm WA time
The Lexia Isaac trained Paddy Lawlor found the task too much last week in good field from an awkward draw but gets back to box 2 in this race and drops in class. Ex Victorian having his third start over the 490m journey and will be improved by the two attempts over the trip, having won at his first go in 27.92 from box 6.
Prior to that was a good 405m winner from box 6 in 22.84, leading all the way. Had only moderate form in Victoria with wins at Shepparton in 26.01 and 25.70 from 4 starts. Since landing under the care of Lexia Isaac the son of Premier Fantasy has had 6 starts for 3 seconds and 2 wins. Looks the likely leader again.
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