The Watchdog has completed a thorough analysis of tonight’s Maturity Classic and is confident Dyna Double One (pictured) will claim his first Group 1. Check out his assessment of every runner from a punting perspective.
The Watchdog says: Hasn’t done anything spectacular since winning the Group Two Horsham Cup in June with only the one victory from six starts. However, he did run the second fastest time of the semi finals despite finishing four lengths behind Dyna Double One. He can have no complaints drawing the rails now and it’s hard to see him finishing outside of the first four. A must have in all forms of multiples.
2. FERNANDO BALE
The Watchdog says: His sensational sixteen win streak came to an abrupt end when he was out-shined by the speedy Secret Spell. To be fair though, he was extremely unlucky at the first turn when copping a strong bump causing him to lose a lot of momentum. With a moderate beginner drawn inside, he should have no issues finding the rails early. Expect nothing less than brilliance in this final.
3. IVY BALE
The Watchdog says: Avoided drawing against the big guns in the semi’s and is a deserving starter in this final having showed great consistency in this series. She has an abundance of early speed that could cause some problems to these rivals and with a slick 29.77 P.B to her name here she is a definite each-way smoky. If Fernando Bale misses the start slightly, she could pounce on the early lead.
4. BLACK ILLUSION
The Watchdog says: Battled hard to win his heat and semi final races. He is a greyhound who can afford no early mistakes and it’s going to be an enormous task overcoming the middle draw against this field. One thing in his favour is the fact he has had more starts over this trip than any other finalist so he knows the tight turning circuit like the back of his paw. Hard to slot him into a placing.
5. DYNA DOUBLE ONE
The Watchdog says: as been by far the superior performer of this series having scored sensational wins in 29.56 & 29.59 respectively. He chases with such tenacity and determination that the squeeze box shouldn’t be of much concern. As long as he can safely navigate around the first turn, it’s going to take a huge effort to hold him off late. At around the $3 mark he is great value to win.
6. SECRET SPELL
The Watchdog says: Fresh after knocking off Fernando Bale’s win streak, the task get’s no easier here as she’ll also face off against the quickest heat and semi final winner in Dyna Double One. With seven wins from only nine starts over this trip that include a sizzling 29.77 P.B, she is generously priced around the $14 mark. Another 5.00sec first split and she may find herself clear in front.
The Watchdog says: Racing in a rich vein of form lately having his five win streak only snapped in the semi finals here. Possessing terrific early speed, his chances hinge on a clean getaway. He will be hoping Secret Spell rails hard in the early stages and he can follow her across and take the lead into the first turn. Likely to be at cricket score odds, it wouldn’t be the worst bet to throw a couple of dollars on.
The Watchdog says: Stiff to draw unfavourably out wide. He is a track specialist who excels from inside draws. He was back to his best during his powerful 29.93 semi final victory. He will be hoping those drawn nearest to him can cross the field early and give him a nice trail in behind. He has a touch of class about him and a victory wouldn’t shock here but place prospects do appear best.
9. EVERS BALE
The Watchdog says: Far from disgraced when having his five win streak broken in the semi’s. He’s a touch too slow early for these rivals and would likely find himself with too much ground to make up.
The Watchdog says: Much like Evers Bale, he likes to give away early leads in races before storming home late. In the unlikely event of gaining a start in this final, he is certainly great value to back for a place.
The Watchdog’s Final Say
Two of the hottest greyhounds in the sport right now go at it in what is sure to be a race to be remembered. The dream scenario for spectators would see Fernando Bale leading into the back straight with Dyna Double One only a few lengths behind. Fernando Bale deserves favouritism but Dyna Double One has been the dominate performer in this series and The Watchdog are confident he can make it a clean sweep of the series.
The Watchdog’s Suggested Bets in the Maturity
Win: Dyna Double One
Each Way: Margins
$20,000 TAB Jackpot Quaddie: 1,3,4,6,8 / 2,4,5,7 / 1,4 / 2,5
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.Watch: Dyna Double One (7) wins his Maturity semi-final in 29.59sec.