Wed, Feb 16, 2:43pm by Kevin Pitstock
Greyhound racing best bets for Wednesday 16th February 2011 with selections from The Meadows greyhounds (Victoria), Shepparton greyhounds (Victoria), Ballarat greyhounds (Victoria), Nowra greyhounds (New South Wales), The Gardens greyhounds (New South Wales), Albion Park greyhounds (Queensland), Ipswich greyhounds (Queensland), Angle Park greyhounds (South Australia), and Cannington greyhounds (West Australia).
Best Bet Angle Park Greyhounds
Race 10 – Box 5 – Bally Marie – 2:47pm SA time
Bally Marie was a good last start winner here in 30.27 last Tuesday when leading all the way from box 4. That was first win since 4th January when also leading all the way from box 4. Only moves one box further out to 5, but with a repeat 4.49 first section, she should have no trouble offsetting draw. Has won 9 from 29 starts here and is much better than those graded against her.
Best Bet The Meadows Greyhounds
Race 11 – Box 1 – Riviera Miss – 3:24pm Vic time
This Tina Womann trained greyhound has had 8 career race starts for just the 1 win, but importantly that 1 win was from this same draw and at this track. Has been boxed out wide at most of her other 7 starts but returns to box 1 here. Led all the way when winning running 5.14, 30.88. That time is only moderate but will be good enough to win this. Look for a massive improvement from this draw.
Best Bet Shepparton Greyhounds
Race 12 – Box 1 – Miss Twinks – 7:23pm Vic time
Miss Twinks could only manage 4th last start here over 450m after just being fairly away from box 4, but the start prior she led all the way from box 2 over 390m in 8.56, 22.66. That time is just fair, but could well be quick enough to take this out. Gets back to box 1 here and over 390m again and with slow beginners drawn in the 4 boxes to her right, she should get plenty of room to take the lead early and hang on.
Best Bet Albion Park Greyhounds
Race 8 – Box 3 – Kya Rose Hi – 5:03pm Qld time
The only race that is not a worthless 300m race on the program is race 8, the 5th grade over 520m. Kya Rose Hi looks ridiculously well placed here as the winner of 2 races from 9 starts with one of those wins coming here at Albion Park in 30.78. That win was at her last start here from this box. Graded against some lesser ones today and dropping in grade should prove far too good.
Best Bet Ballarat Greyhounds
Race 7 – Box 8 – Hows Things – 8:58pm Vic time
The Kevin Mugavin Jnr trained Hows Things looked very impressive winning here last week in the best of the night 25.38. Bolted in last week from box 4 after finding the lead early and should have little trouble doing the same tonight from box 8. Won his maiden in 26.25 at Warrnambool, but obviously has much more ability then that and has had 5 career starts for 2 wins now and 2 placings.
Best Bet Nowra Greyhounds
Race 3 – Box 5 – Captain Krunch – 4:17pm NSW time
Wouldn’t normally bet in a maiden but with few 520m races on the card, we’re settling for a greyhound that looks like it may have a bright future. Leading youg NSW trainer Darren Sultana is making the long trek from Londonderry to Nowra to give Captain Krunch his first start. By Hallucinate out of Kibble Kruncha he is bred to stay but don’t be surprised if he sprints well while young. Won his performance trial at Richmond in 23.15 over 400m but would’ve only been just getting warmed up over this distance. Big watch on this dog.
Best Bet The Gardens Greyhounds
Race 3 – Box 2 – Bloss Sannette – 7:47pm NSW time
The only two races on the programme that aren’t 400m lotteries are the 600m middle distance championship heats. The pick of these two races is the first heat where Bloss Sannette looks the bet of the day at The Gardens. The Kevin Johnson trained greyhound has had 26 starts for 15 wins and 3 placings and since resuming from a 2 month spell has been unbeaten in 2 runs. Has already won here in 34.94 when jumping from box 6 and from box 2 today looks far too good for these.
Best Bet Ipswich Greyhounds
Race 4 – Box 2 – Made To Fly – 7:16pm Qld time
All but one race is taken up with quarter finals of the Vince Curry Memorial with some excellent young greyhounds bound to be on show. But as many are veterans of just the one start, betting in these can be a wealth hazard with the good dogs very short and many dogs in full fields for just the second time. Made To Fly looked very impressive winning her qualifying heat in the best of the day 30.67 on debut from box 3. Gets a good draw her in box 2 and has plenty on these. Should salute.
Best Bet Cannington Greyhounds
Race 5 – Box 1 – Naomi Keeping – 7:52pm WA time
Naomi Keeping went down narrowly here last week from an awkward box 6, running a good time of 30.66 getting beaten. Hasn’t been further back than 4th at her 7 runs since arriving from NSW and gets a better draw here off the rail. Has the pace to lead this and should repeat her effort here 2 starts ago when leading throughout in 30.89.
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