Cannonball Stars Ready To Explode

Written By Saturday 2nd February 2013  

Cannonball Stars Ready To Explode

Despite not being recognised as a group race the Richmond Cannonball has become a classic taken out by some of the greatest ever short course sprinters. Saturday night will be no different when four outstanding heats will be conducted over the 400m with an attractive $5,000 first prize to the final winner next week.

Heat one kicks off with Seldom Said for Anthony Azzopardi, drawn well in box three after notching up a very impressive 22.63 last weekend in his debut performance at the track. Spring Blueboy for owner/trainer Barry Lazzarini shows excellent early speed at Richmond and can get the fly from box eight with a personal best of 22.59. In form trainer has got the coveted red box with Enter The Dragon who returns from a 6 month spell but has clocked 22.75 and is not to be discouraged.

Debuting at the track in heat two is exciting youngster Vayetra for Amanda Ginn, who is as versatile as they come having recorded a flying 22.61 at Unitbet Gardens 400m followed by 30.29 at Bathurst over the 520m. A 100% strike rate from box eight should see him get easily cross with his electric early pace. A return to form for Jane Carruthers sees Ando’s Magic, one of her electrifying up and comers, yet to be defeated at the track. Despite drawing the awkward box five, a 22.71 personal best should see him in the firing line at the finish. She Can Sew is an experienced runner and recorded a personal best of 22.63 just over a month ago and will exit from a preferential box one.

Although he has produced mixed form of late Richmond specialist Blitz To Excel returns in heat three with a flying pb of 22.37 and a repeat of this effort should see him cruise into the final. Outlaw Torn from box six is prepared by astute trainer and has a huge motor with a fast personal best time of 22.68.

The fourth and final heat sees Master Jeteye who is a very speedy customer over the short distance come up with the favourable box one. With a personal best of 22.56 along with 2 wins and 2 placings from just 5 starts sees him a genuine contender. Left Field returns from a month spell after a heavy fall in a heat of the remarkably saw him left with only minor injuries. Regardless of the difficult box five, his 22.51 personal best has the ability for punters to overlook the poor draw.

Richmond race club is the place to be this Saturday night as the short course action heats up with the first turn no place for the faint hearted. Heat one kicks off at 7.09pm.

Dimity Maher Dimity Maher (157 Articles)

Dimity has been involved in racing since she was 8 years old through her grandfather, father and uncles all being successful owners and trainers around the Hunter Valley area. Dimity has been writing for ARG since 2010 and in March 2013 was named Greyhound Racing New South Wales' Young Person of the Year. After being a successful owner since 2007, Dimity has now obtained her trainers licence, to pursue her passion for racing. Away from the greyhound media industry, Dimity is studying a Bachelor of Business and Law and works in finance at the Singleton Council as well as being a club director. For several years Dimity has been a platinum supporter of the Greyhound Adoption Program and various other animal welfare groups.



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