Fri, Feb 11, 2:23pm by Kevin Pitstock
Greyhound best bets from Ballarat greyhounds (Victoria), Casino greyhounds (NSW) ,Traralgon greyhounds (Victoria), Wentworth Park greyhounds (New South Wales), The Gardens greyhounds (New South Wales), Albion Park greyhounds (Queensland) and Mandurah greyhounds (West Australia).
The highlight of todays greyhound racing is the final of the Damsels Dash at Traralgon for the female greyhounds and after Many Talents set new figures for the 513m track record, all eyes will be on her again.
At Wentworth Park, the card is highlighted by heats of the 5th grade over 520m.
Best Bet Traralgon Greyhounds
Race 8 – Box 8 – Many Talents – 6:04pm Vic time
Many Talents exploded from box 3 here last week and led easily to record the best win of her 15 career starts so far and setting a new Traralgon 513m track record of 29.40.
That win came off 3 unplaced runs at Sandown and The Meadows, but importantly the Jenny Gleschen trained greyhound is unbeaten at all 3 starts at this track and distance. Unfashionably bred by Boris Reigns out of Chat Line, this young bitch has a huge future ahead of her and should have no trouble picking up the $2,500 prize on offer today.
Best Bet The Gardens Greyhounds
Race 3 – Box 1 – Reddy To Whine – 4:27pm NSW time
Reddy To Whine is no young up and comer being an August 2007 whelping and having had 56 starts for 12 wins and 29 placings. Comes in to this race after running two 4ths in a row both from box 1, here and at Maitland, but drops in class on those runs in this race.
Normally a fair beginner he is ideally drawn inside a slow beginner and should get galloping room early. Has a personal best of 29.81 here and although not going as well as that now, won’t have to to win this.
Best Bet Wentworth Park Greyhounds
Race 9 – Box 2 – Winsome Shiraz – 9:18pm NSW Time
Winsome Shiraz is in the high quality kennel of John and Minnie Finn and wouldn’t be nominated for a race in town lightly. She won her only start in town here in 30.61 3 starts ago, but based on her 29.71 win at Dapto, she can go much quicker here.
Has had 13 career starts for 5 wins and 2 placings and gets a good draw here from box 2. Has a fast one boxed on her outside but should get a nice trail and doesn’t have to lead to win.
Best Bet Albion Park Greyhounds
Race 10 – Box 8 – Spiritual Gift – 5:53pm Qld time
If Spiritual Gift doesn’t win the last race at Albion Park, you can just about put the pen through it for life. In just a field of 6, and racing in a 3/4th grade race this Keith Boan trained greyhound has been drawn against veteran dogs out of form and younger greyhounds who can’t win it.
Having had just the 30 starts for 13 wins, its amazing that a dog with 5 wins from 12 starts at this track and distance and a personal best of 30.23 can get in to this race against greyhounds that have never won here or are well past their prime. Just wins.
Best Bet Ballarat Greyhounds
Race 11 – Box 1 – Mepunga Titan – 10:28pm Vic time
Wouldn’t normally bet in these 390m events but Mepunga Titan’s from is too good to ignore and is ideally boxed in box 1. The Joy and Ashley McDowall trained greyhound has won his past 2 starts in good style at Warrnambool in 22.33 and 22.48 from boxes 3 and 8 after taking the charge of both races from the boxes.
Was a Warrnambool maiden 390m winner in 22.49 and should be able to lead from box 1 here at Ballarat and make it 4 wins from 7 starts.
Best Bet Mandurah Greyhounds
Race 6 – Box 8 – Paddy Lawlor – 8:47pm WA time
Ex Victorian Paddy Lawlor did the job well last Thursday week for us when 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 4 starts for 3 seconds and a win. Is up in distance and up in class on his last win but does handle a wide draw and should lead this from box 8 and the breed are generally well up to running out the 490m distance.
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