The $145,000 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic (525m) highlights a bumper night of greyhound racing at The Meadows this Saturday night and I’ve taken an in-depth look at the Group 1 age restricted feature.
Race one is set to bounce at the early time of 6.53pm and, in my opinion, some of the best stayers in the nation clash in the handicap over the 725m. Polijuice Potion has given every indication that the long distance won’t be a problem but she will need to establish a handy lead on her rivals with the likes of Bourbski Fever and Shanlyn Lucy flying home late.
It’s now time to take a look at the Silver Chief, which is Race 8 on the card at 9.20pm, and here are my one liners for the eight finalists.
5. MOREIRA (Jason Thompson, Pearcedale): Another who lacks sensational early speed. He has the ability to win but will be needing a few cards to fall his way thanks to the awkward box draw. SEMI REPLAY (BOX 2)
MY SILVER CHIEF SELECTIONS: 2 1 5 6
TAB is offering punters a $20,000 Jackpot in Saturday night’s Quaddie (Race 5 to 8), so it is well worth having a crack at.
MY QUADDIE SELECTIONS: 2,3,4,7 / 3 / 1,4,5 / 1,2 – $24 for 100%
The lucky last race will take off at 10.45 pm and if you’re looking for a get out then maybe have a small each way on Slick Simzy, who seems to have the speed to lead and possibly go all of the way.
Make sure you get to The Meadows and enjoy a terrific night of chasing as we look to crown the first Group 1 champion of 2016.
WATCH: Ernest Bale (7) will contest the Silver Chief Classic final full of confidence after his sensational semi-final win last weekend.