A cracking night of racing awaits us for The Meadows tips tonight with the Semi Finals of the Group 1 Maturity Classic and heats of the Destini Fireball Stayers special event.
A huge quaddie jackpot pool is also available so we will have a play into that along with our heats and semi final selections.
RACE 4 SEMI FINAL 1
JIMMY NEWOB (7) was very good last week despite running 2nd. Jumping from box 7 suits him as he does take a couple strides to accelerate and with the vacant box inside of him I expect Jimmy to go one better this week and make it through to his 2nd Group 1 final.
VANDERWORP (2) was very good in his heat leading all the way in a strong 30.07. If he jumps to the front he will be running sometime. Just hoping Jimmy can burn him off midrace and get the job done.
RACE 5 HEAT 1
The most exciting young stayer in the country MIDNIGHT ELSA has drawn perfectly in box 1. She will jump on the bunny and will be running some serious time. EBBY RIPPER (7) and MICK’S ANGEL will be flying home late but Elsa will be off and gone!
RACE 6 SEMI FINAL 2
A very even semi final here with the fav jumping from box 2 MEPUNGA BLAZER. He was sensational in his heat win last week but had plenty of room to move with the scratchings. He will be pressured early and I can smell an upset. I’m going to back SET TO STORM (3) as an eachway bet tonight, just hoping she can spear to the top and be too good for them at nice odds. I’m also going to back CHASIN CRACKERS (6) for a place bet. We placed the same bet last week and the super well bred chaser didn’t let us down.
RACE 7 HEAT 2
My favourite dog to watch lines up here in heat 2 of the stayers event. BURN ONE DOWN (3) broke a long standing track record at Sale last start and with clear running he might give the track record a nudge here. His track sense is incredible, just weaves his way through the field and is incredibily strong.
BILLY’S BAKE (1) is another young exciting stayer and from the rails draw he is sure to put up a good show. If BURN ONE DOWN is to find plenty of bother then Billy will be next in line.
RACE 8 SEMI FINAL 3
This is the best race of the night, an absolute cracker! FAST TIMES (1) was super last week running BON 29.93 in his first look at the track, with box 1 tonight he looks very hard to beat.
ASTON DINNIGAN (2) came into last weeks heats off a very limited preparation and she was super to run 2nd to Mepunga Blazer. She will be much better for the run.
ASTON DEE BEE (5) is a superstar but his box manners can let him down at times. One out he is up there with the best in the country. If he can get clear running in the first 50 meters and is near the front, he will be running serious time.
LAGOON RHETT (6) was sensational in his first look at the track in his heat last week. His midrace pace was sensational. He will need a touch of luck early but if he can nail the start he is right up to this.
SHALLAY PALLAY (7) was very impressive winning his heat last week and made it even better that we were on at very nice odds. This looks a lot tougher tonight, will need all the breaks to fall his way.
I’m selecting ASTON DINNIGAN as an each way bet just purely because I think she will lead from the draw. Give her strength the final 50 meters!
RACE 9 SEMI FINAL 4
A very even semi final with greyhounds looking to make the final two spots in the Group 1 Maturity Final next week.
OPAL NERA (4) is a lid pinger and he will be flying along early, if he can cross he will be very difficult to beat. TRIXTA ROX (2) is a very strong chaser and from the inside draw she will be rattling home.
1, 3/ 2,3,6/ 1,3 / 1,2,5,6 = $48 spend for 100%
Our ALL IN BETS from last week are all still alive except for SURE TO EXCITE who has been scratched this week.
ASTON DEE BEE ($10)
SURE TO EXCITE ($13) ** now scratched
ASTON DINNIGAN ($26)
CHASIN CRACKERS ($67)
Good luck and happy punting!