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Midweek Meadows – 13th October


Race 1:
ASTON ARIARNE (8) has been well in the market in all four of her starts and is seemingly looking for this step up in distance. MY ENVY (1) finds another winnable race on talent but needs to improve his race craft. WILSON’S WAY (5) is in the right kennel and if he can find the lead, he will give a good sight. TZAR’S GHOST (2) next best.

Selections: 8-1-5-2


Race 2:
WEBLEC CRUISER (5) has plenty of talent, will find this race much easier than recent outings and should get a cart into the race from MARS ROVER (4) who will give a good sight. TIGGERLONG FLYER (2) broke her maiden at $1.10 last week so is certainly one for SP profile punters. WEBLEC NOVA (1) has the good draw and wouldn’t surprise.

Selections: 5-4-2-1

Race 3:
QUEST FOR MORE (8) goes on top here and will get plenty of room to move in the small field and is very talented. STARLIGHT TYSON (2) looks the likely leader and can win. URIANA BALE (1) looks to be a professional placegetter but is certainly talented enough to figure right in the finish.

Selections: 8-2-1-6

Race 4:
TRUE COLLINDA (4) mixes her starts but is a special talent and with some room to move, will run the hands off the clock. IDOLIZE (1) is sizzling early and from the ‘cherry’ she should give them something to chase. TITAN BLAZER (7) has a cracking PB of 29.90 here, goes well from wide draws but will need to find a spot early. WEDDING OR BABY (8) doesn’t have the ideal draw in this race but would not shock and will be value for exotics.

Selections: 4-1-7-8

Race 5:
PADDY WANTS PATS (6) was absolutely superb last week running 5.05 to the first peg before setting a sizzling 29.75 overall time, he is a super talent and if given any sort of clear air early, he looks the likely winner. WEBLEC FLARE (3) should get into a positive position early. SUBSTANTIAL (8) is a very exciting prospect but could find it hard to get across in the early stages. GOING ALRIGHT (5) should cart the 6 into the race and could give a cheeky sight.

Selections: 6-3-8-5

Race 6:
If this Great Chase semi-final came up as the Group 3 final, then no one would bat an eye lid; it is a race full of supreme prospects. REVOLUTION (8) is an absolute flying machine early and if he can cross from the outside draw, they will go well to chase him down. OLD NEWS (3) is a serious prospect but will need some luck early. DON’T TELL BLUEY (4) has ran some cracking races at Sandown and if he can transfer that form across to The Meadows he will be hard to beat. ASTON KOMUNI (2) is royally bred and has shown good speed in her first three starts.

Selections: 8-3-4-2


Race 7:
BOSTON GARDEN (2) rarely runs poor races and will be vying for the lead early. OSPREY PHANTOM (1) is very classy and from the good draw will be a serious threat throughout. RIDGE (7) is starting to put together his racing but is hard to trust. RELOADED (5) next best.

Selections: 2-1-7-5

Race 8
I’m not usually one to tip in greyhounds that will get back and run on, but it is hard to ignore the incredible run home that LUNAR STAR (2) put together last start and she looks the best each-way bet on the card. SIERRA FOXTROT (8) should get a cart into the race. BOP BOP (6) has the talent to win this, but the draw looks sticky. WEBLEC RANGER (5) broke 30 seconds in defeat here last time out and can win.

Selections: 2-8-6-5

Race 9:
The last of the Great Chase semi-finals looks likely to go the way of MEPUNGA MUSTANG (1) from the inside draw. SNAPPER SMITH (7) has a very good record of 7:4-2-0 at this track & distance and cannot be discounted. HUSHING DUSK (2) could present some value, she will be strong in the run home and could follow the 1 throughout. DUNDEE EMBER (6) broke 30 seconds at Cranbourne last time out.

Selections: 1-7-2-6

Race 10
ASTON AMIGO (1) has been super at Sandown recently and should lead and prove hard to run down. RADEK BALE (2) is better than recent form and if he can follow the 1 early, he should run a nice race. ASTON FUTURE (3) put in a sizzling first split last time out and a repeat of that will put him right in the race. MR. SPEAKER (8) will grind away and be strong over the latter stages.

Selections: 1-2-3-8

Race 11:
OSPREY ROSE (6) should appreciate the wide draw and the vacant box to her inside. GENTLEMAN THIEF (4) has been a good dog for a long time and can never be discounted. GINTOKI BALE (8) & MAELYNN BALE (1) will both prove hard to beat.

Selections: 6-4-8-1


Race 12:
ARIZONA EYES (1) was first up from a spell last week and will take plenty of benefit from that run, he has a serious motor when fit and, in this line-up, he should be winning. MIDORIYAMA (6) will be strong in the run home. NO PAYER (8) is the likely leader but would much prefer to be drawn inside. UNCLE’S GIRL (7) has a good record here.

Selections: 1-6-8-7

: R11 N6 – Osprey Rose
VALUE BET: R8 N2 – Lunar Star

QUADDIE ($64 for 100%):
R5 – 6, 8
R6 – 2, 3, 4, 8
R7 – 1, 2
R8 – 2, 5, 6, 8

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Corey Smith
About Corey Smith - Digital & Marketing Executive with Melbourne & Healesville Greyhounds. Group-winning owner, syndicate manager and one of the sport’s biggest fans.
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