Greyhound Highlights – Friday, 1 September

01 / 09 / 2017 Article by: Shane Yates
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The Week That Was

Stars
Dale Hammersley – (Trainer) – Winning double on Monday night in Launceston for the second week running. Twirler hit the front on the home corner and went on to win in good style while Gangalla Rebel led all the way for back-to-back wins, running a smart time of 30.05 seconds at odds of $25.70.

Morrie Strickland – (Owner-Trainer) The master trainer applied the polish to Parma Chief ($3.90) and Dylan Keeping ($3.80) at Devonport. Parma Chief jumped in front from box five while Dylan Keeping scored by 1.5 lengths after a string of minor placings.

Black Chevelle – The Russell Watts-trained bitch won the Invitation race in Devonport on Tuesday, running 26.02 seconds and then backed up in Hobart on Thursday scoring by 1.5 lengths in G3/4 company.

Michael Pearce – (Trainer) Kept up his great record with short course sprinters. Country Helen led all the way over 278 metres on debut at the trip in Launceston, while Zakizbo Gun ran down Hello Nancy after a stirring battle up the home straight.

Best Runs

Launceston

Bobby Bound – The Robin Stocks stayer gave away a long start over the 600-metre trip, steadily made ground but still found itself six lengths off the lead turning for home. Bobby Bound exploded in the last 50 metres to nail the leaders right on the peg.

Gangalla Rebel – The Dale Hammersley sprinter made it two wins in a row with a dazzling first split (5.09) to set up the victory in the second quickest time of the night over the 515 metres. Despite its stylish win last week punters steered well clear and she went around at $25.70.

Devonport

Superb Innings – The Jill Stamford-trained chaser stopped the clock at 25.97 seconds, only one of two greyhounds to run sub 26 seconds on the day, winning by a neck.

Hogwash – Flew around the track in a best of the day time of 25.83 seconds for owner-trainer Craig French. The Premier Boloney-Silent Girl sprinter has now won four of his last five starts.

Hobart

Whoop Bang – Jumped well from box six in Gr4 company and ran to the lead off the back straight for Anthony Bullock. Turning for home Whoop Bang enjoyed a solid lead and went on to win by three lengths.

Ruby’s Flame – The Blake Pursell sprinter was rewarded for consistency in Invitation class with a victory over El Grand Amigo. Ruby’s Flame began well from box seven and settled fourth before unleashing a powerful finish to storm home and win by a neck.

Best First Splits

Launceston

278-metres – Country Helen (4.94), Tobrasca Rush (5.00), Silent Boloney (5.01), Destiny’s Gem (5.01), Social Sally (5.02), One Arm Bandit (5.02).

515-metres – Gotta Be You (5.07), Posh Amber (5.08), Gangalla Rebel (5.09), Rapid Innings (5.09) High Treason (5.10), Amity Class (5.11).

600-metres – Oh So nice (9.41), Winklee Colin (9.71), Buckle Up Jones (9.72) Rapid Surprize (9.88), Gunna’s Lady (9.96), Bobby Bound (10.04).

Devonport

452-metres – Quiet Bay (5.96), Keep ya Looks (6.02), Yogi Mac (6.03), Locknane Eve (6.03), Rivenlee Lad (6.04), Frazzle Dazzle (6.04).

Hobart

340-metres – Lashing Harry (5.15), Sweet Abella (5.23), Flying Milko (5.26), Taloumbi Drive ( 5.30), Ridgeview Girl (5.35), Suva (5.36).

461-metres – Furious Trump (5.09), El Grand Amigo (5.10), Tax Man Wins (5.12), Dark Casio (5.12), Hello Nancy (5.13), Cashmeera (5.13) Hatchet Bale (5.13).

599-metres -Dan Road (5.23), Oh So Nice (5.24), Buckle Up Jones (5.28), Elusive Olaf (5.40), George’s Lad (5.41), Shaina Lass (5.41).

Black Booker – Bassett has won two of her last three starts for Butch Deverell and run a solid fourth to Amour Baroque in Invitation Class in Launceston. A versatile performer with a big motor, stick with her winning form.

Week Ahead
There are 16 heats of the Launceston Breeders Classic tonight (Friday) in Launceston commencing at 19.15. The star of the show is expected to be Wynburn Cutie in Heat 12 for Ben Englund, coming up against the Graeme Barber prepared Enfield Saint. The first two over the line in each heat will qualify for the semi-finals on Monday, September 11.

Debbie Cannan’s Scenic Miss will attempt to repeat her blistering first split from her last run in Hobart, in the third race on the card in Launceston on Monday night over 278 metres from box four, while Pat Ryan’s Amour Baroque has drawn perfectly in box two for the Invitation.

State Sprint champion Gold Lenny returns from Queensland to race at Devonport on Tuesday in race two, clashing with Thursday night’s winner Bassett while Fifteen Two and It’s A Party go head to head in race three over 580-metres.

State Sprint runner-up Zulu Knock’s has found what looks to be a very winnable Gr4 in Hobart Thursday while Ruby’s Flame will be out to repeat its Invitation win in the Noel Vince Memorial.

It’s A Wink looks the class runner in race nine and will be looking to enhance its already remarkable record of 10 wins from 18 starts.

Watch Ruby’s Flame fly home to win the Invitation in Hobart on Thursday night:

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