Race 1 at The Meadows on Wednesday is a 600m event, and Hold On may represent some value. He finished second here last week over 600m in 35.38 behind a talented type in Waldorf, when he was admittedly able to capitalise on others’ mid-race trouble. He’s got a decent turn of foot and is a solid each-way prospect.
In Race 2, Kaison Bale is a leading contender. He got into his work quickly at Sandown last week and was only run down late. At his previous start, he led throughout here in 30.16 off Box 1. If he lands near the front, he could be hard to catch.
Redbank Liddy is a must-include in Race 3. She hit the line strongly to score at Healesville last start in 19.72, and has previously put in some solid efforts at The Meadows, including a 30.30 victory and and a 30.26 placing. She’s expected to be strong to the line again on Wednesday.
The talented Weblec Eagle is a winning chance in Race 4. The 2019 Group 1 Sale Cup winner is versatile over a range of distances, and his strength is his greatest asset. He wound up late for third in a Million Dollar Chase City Qualifier at Wentworth Park last start in a hot field, and he could finish over the top of them on Wednesday.
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In Race 5, Equalizer looks like one of the standout bets of the day. Trainer Jason Thompson has an extremely high opinion of the greyhound, and he’s shooting for four consecutive wins. All he needs is an ounce of luck on Wednesday and he should be winning.
Dr. Tucker brings excellent form into Race 6. He’s won four of his past five races, and has been clocking fast times here at The Meadows, including a 29.86 victory here last week off Box 2. He usually begins with them then accelerates fast, and he just needs to make a clean getaway on Wednesday to feature in the finish.
In Race 7, Immunity, the sister to Equalizer who lines up as favourite in Race 5, will be hard to beat. She’s won six from six already, and it’s hard to see any of the competition tarnishing her impeccable record on Wednesday.
Pirate Pete was outstanding winning at Warragul last week in BON 25.61, when he began fairly then got into his work and extended strongly to score by nearly three lengths. He looks like he could be something special, and will be hard to beat in his debut at The Meadows in Race 8 on Wednesday.
Sovereign Wind was another fast last-start winner at Warragul, clocking 25.67 there last week. He’s generally a quick beginner, and if he picks the jump like he usually does on Wednesday, he’ll be hard to run down in Race 9.
In Race 10, Big Jo narrowly gets the nod on her recent 29.85 victory at The Meadows. On that occasion, she began well off Box 5, and dug deep to score by just under two lengths. A repeat of that performance will see her go close again on Wednesday.
Race 11 is an open affair, but Mississippi Mud should appreciate the vacant box to his inside. He faced some strong opposition here last start when well-beaten, but he should find Wednesday’s race more suitable, and is likely to be on the pace for a long way.
Aston Champagne is better than her recent formline suggests. She’s been racing some talented greyhounds lately, and it was only last month that she placed here in 30.34. She’s capable of beginning fast and is a value runner in Race 12.