Trainer Frank Flegg will be hoping that his chaser Krebs can take out the Greyhound Racing Victoria Grade 5 Breeders Final at Morshead Park tonight.
“He’s no superstar, but he’s a very honest chaser who goes well.” Flegg said.
Krebs qualified for the final with an impressive all the way win in last week’s heats.
Continue reading “Honest” Krebs Flegg’s Hope For Tonights Breeders Final
Skipton trainer Alf Thomas admits that he has had trouble working out what makes his chaser Edinburgh Logan tick.
“She is a quick dog, but somehow she finds a way of getting beaten in her races.” Thomas said.
A trainer in excess of forty years, Thomas now hopes he has found the key to his chaser by keeping her fresh for her races.
Continue reading Thomas Has Edinburgh Logan Keyed In For Success
Rellim Rosie heads a star studded list of chasers which will be vying for a place in next week’s final of The Western District Sprint at Ballarat.
The inaugural final to be run over 390 metres is one of the richest sprint races on the Victorian racing calendar.
Rellim Rosie, the current track and distance record holder at Ballarat, has drawn a suitable Box 3 draw in heat five on the program.
Continue reading Rellim Rosie Headlines Star Studded Western District Sprint Heats
Lara trainer Darren Brown will be hoping for a strong performance from his chaser Seabrook Lass at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
At only twenty months of age, Seabrook Lass is one of the young guns which will be contesting heats of the Tony’s On High Catering Grade 5 over 550 metres.
Seabrook Lass has already notched up two wins from only seven race starts, and Brown describes her as a “chaser with plenty of natural ability and potential.”
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A win by State Bandit at Ballarat on Wednesday night will be just the tonic his trainer Barry Hilderbrand needs at the moment.
Hilderbrand has had some recent health problems, and is now just getting back to one of his passions which is training greyhounds.
State Bandit will jump from Box 8 in the Accredited Distributors Grade 5 over 450 metres.
“The box draw should suit him as it will allow him to settle down in the race.” Hilderbrand said.
The son of Elite State has only had twelve career starts, for a win and three minor placing’s to date.
Punters should look for State Bandit coming home hard at the end of the race.
“He has a bit of a habit of being slow out of the boxes, but he certainly motors run’s home hard in his races.”
“He’s a good, honest chaser who should be good each way value in the race.”
State Bandit is certainly a family affair, with the other three owners being family members of Hilderbrand.
Hardest for State Bandit to beat in the race will be Ben’s Ace and Riverdale Zoe.
Ben’s Ace fell at Ballarat last week, but has taken no ill affects from the fall.
The Bill Innes trained Ben’s Ace has plenty of ability, and already boasts two wins at Ballarat. From the Box 1 draw he looms as a real chance in the race.
Riverdale Zoe from the Ian Green kennel has not had much luck at her recent outings.
She won at Geelong in November, and if she can reproduce that form when she was quick out of the boxes, she is sure to be right in the finish of the race.
Lara trainer Tina Womann has a great chance of taking out the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club Anniversary Final at Morshead Park.
Womann qualified Arvo’s Breeze and Spiral Siren for the final, which will be run over the 450 metre distance.
Arvo’s Breeze is the pre post favorite for the race following a scintillating run to record the fastest heat qualifying time last week.
Continue reading Tina Womann Has A Strong Hand In Anniversary Final
Flooded could well be the omen bet for punters at Ballarat on Wednesday night, following the torrential rains which lashed Victoria this week.
From the Newcomb kennel of Rob Tartaglia, Flooded has been racing consistently and is due for a change of luck.
The son of Over Flo will tonight jump from Box 7, in Race 9 on the twelve race program.
Continue reading Tartaglia Pins Hopes On Flooded As The Omen Bet
Lara trainer Darren Brown will be hoping that his chaser Classic Diva can continue her good form in the Ballarat Greyhound Club Committee Grade 5 Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Classic Diva made it through to the 390 metre final with an impressive win in last weeks heat when she lead from start to finish.
“She is suited to short course racing and has won six of seven attempts at the 390 metre distance at Warrnambool, so we were confident she would go well in her heat last week.” Brown said.
Continue reading Classic Diva On Fire And Track For Ballarat Final
“He’s in the veteran category but is still racing as well as ever.”
That how trainer Cameron Bahen described his chaser Zoolander who will contest a heat of the Ballarat Greyhound Club Committee Grade 5 at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Zoolander is the kennel star having already posted thirty career wins, and earning connections in excess of $50,000 in prize money.
Continue reading Veteran Chaser Zoolander Not Finished Winning Yet
Ringwood Bale will be one of the main chances in the Neverfail Springwater Grade 5 Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Trained at Anakie by Gary Mannion, Ringwood Bale ran an eye catching second in last week’s heat to qualify for the final to be run over 550 metres.
“He’s a strong dog who tries his heart out in all his races.” Mannion said.
Continue reading Ringwood Bale Has The Wood On Them At Ballarat
Ballarat trainer Hayden Gilders will be hoping that his chaser Slipaway Bennie can chalk up another win at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Slipaway Bennie has had to be nursed throughout his career by Gilders, due to constant trouble with metacarpal and hock injuries.
“He’s got plenty of ability, but we have had plenty of trouble getting him to the track. Gilders said”
Continue reading Slipaway Bennie Will Have To Survive Box Seven
Must Be Magic is the youngest chaser in the Flying Horse Tabaret Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night, but is primed to run the biggest race of her short career.
Trained at Bannockburn by Daryl Williams, Must Be Magic will jump from the coveted Box 1 in the final to be run over 450 metres.
“She is very quick early, and keeps on maturing with each run.” Williams said.
Continue reading Must Be Magic Must Be Quick At Ballarat
Mr. Deniro looms as a good each way chance for punters when Ballarat Greyhound Club races in the twilight on Monday.
Trained by Ted Sladdin, Mr. Deniro will jump from Box 1 in the Accredited Distributors Grade 4/5 to be run over 550 metres.
Mr. Deniro has already won at the track and distance twice, and is a great chance to add to that record.
Continue reading Consistent Mr. Deniro Ready To Win At Ballarat
The Kevin Quinn trained Smart Aviator has had his fair share of injury problems over the last ten months.
First it was a dropped back muscle sustained in a race at Ballarat last October, and then when preparing to get back to the track the dog cracked a stopper bone.
The injuries have had the effect of restricting the rising four year to just 25 race starts to date.
Continue reading Smart Aviator Ready To Fly At Ballarat
The “Porterhaus” butcher shop in Moonee Ponds will be the place to visit this week if Reckless Brother is successful at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
The owners of the business race Reckless Brother, which be looking to make it three wins in succession in the Petstock Animal Supplies Grade 4/5.
The first time owners formed the aptly named Porterhaus syndicate to race Reckless Brother, and have certainly not been let down by their talented chaser.
Continue reading Reckless Brother To Bring Home The Bacon At Ballarat
Trainer Keith Butters will be hoping to upset the favored runners with his chaser Giacinta in the Fletcher Jones Grade 5 at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Butters is realistic about his chances, but also hopeful that the honest little chaser can get a deserved big race win.
“She developed pneumonia earlier this year and we nearly lost her. To come back from that shows how much heart she has got.” Butters said.
Continue reading Butters Pegs Hopes On A Giacinta Upset At Ballarat
One of the favored runners in the first of six heats of The President’s Trophy at Ballarat on Wednesday night is the Steve Shinners trained Gypsy Flame.
Shinners has a high opinion of Gypsy Flame, which has only been in his kennel for the last eight months.
The son of Brett Lee has shown that he has above average ability, having saluted the judge in three out of his ten race starts to date.
Continue reading Comeback Kid Gypsy Flame Takes To Ballarat Heats
The Darren McDonald trainer Silent Guardian is gunning for a unique cash bonus this Wednesday night at Ballarat.
Starting from an awkward box five in the final of the Ballarat leg of the Tri Star Series, Silent Guardian is chasing not only the $7,000 first prizemoney but a $10,000 cash bonus if he can win his second final in the Tri Star Series.
Silent Guardian picked up the first leg of the series with an emphatic win in the first leg of the series at Bendigo winning by 5.25 lengths in a flying 23.92 best of day.
Continue reading Silent Guardian Gunning For $10,000 Cash Bonus At Ballarat
Greyhound Racing has turned out to be a savior for Bacchus Marsh trainer Christine Abela.
Abela had an aneurism five years ago, and believes her recovery is due to the support from her family, and her love of greyhound racing.
As part of her recovery process Abela took on training greyhounds, and has progressively grown her kennel to five race dogs.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Just The Tonic For Abela
Aqualane gets the chance to break his maiden status in the Top Cat Video Maiden Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
From the Talbot kennel of Frances Matthysen, Aqualane produced an excellent run last week to advance to the final to be run over 550 metres.
On that occasion Aqualane finished two lengths behind the eventual winner Sir Kevin, even though he received a check in the running.
Continue reading Aqualane Gets His Chance At Ballarat Wednesday
Gardam Prince leads a list of top line chasers contesting the Lynettes Florist Mixed Grade 3/4 at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
From the leading kennel of Darren McDonald, Gardam Prince has an impeccable race record having already saluted the judge in 13 of his 18 race starts.
The son of Black Enforcer has notched up two wins from as many starts at Ballarat, and has run a sub twenty five second victory over the race distance.
Continue reading Gardam Prince Headlines Ballarat Greys Wednesday
Trainer Selwyn Coates will be hoping that his chaser Selynya Magic can follow up last weeks debut win with another win in the VBIS Maiden Series Semi Finals at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Selynya Magic turned in an impressive first up performance last week to record a two length victory from Box 8.
On that occasion he was slow out, but quickly mustard speed to reel in the opposition.
Continue reading Selynya Magic Big Hope For Ballarat VBIS Maiden
Ballan trainer Fred Barbara is hoping that his chaser Beti Graibel can get back on the winners list at Thursday’s twilight race meeting at Ballarat.
“This is her fourth start back from injury, so she should now be ready to show her best form.” Barbara said.
Since returning from injury Beti Graibel has been a model of consistency, even though she has not had much luck in running.
Continue reading Beti Grabiel Looking For A Great Thyme At Ballarat
Sherwood Belle makes her long awaited track debut for her connections when she contests the VBIS Maiden series at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Trained at Bald Hills by Lyle “Digger” Bridges, Sherwood Belle will jump from Box 2 in heat seven on the program.
The Victorian Breeders Series has attracted a large number of entries, with twelve heats to be conducted Wednesday, and the remaining five heats to be run on Thursday’s Twilight race program.
Continue reading Youngsters On Show In Ballarat VBIS Maiden Heats
Napoleons greyhound Apple Cross will be chasing victory in the Ashdrive Asphalting Grade 5 Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
In one of the most evenly matched final fields for some time, Apple Cross from the Darren Murray kennel will jump from Box 4.
Apple Cross showed how good she is last week with an impressive all the way victory to qualify for the final to be run over 450 metres.
Continue reading Apple Cross Attempting To Upset A Classy Ballarat Final
Trainer John Hosking will be hoping his greyhounds can provide him with a treble on the twelve race program at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Hosking has Jody Jones, Unstoppable and Sun Ruler engaged in the heats of the Ashdrive Asphalting Grade 5 to be run over 450 metres.
Jody Jones and Unstoppable are from the same litter (Primo Uno-Jilly Jones), and look to have excellent chances of taking out their respective heats.
Continue reading Hosking Has A Big Hand In Ballarat’s 5th Grade Heats
Trainer Bill Donlon is upbeat about the chances of his chaser Bowstreet Mariah taking out the Neverfail Springwater Maiden Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
“She’s still maturing, but just keeps improving each time she ventures to the track and should go well in the final.” Donlon said.
The maiden final is for bitches only, with runners qualifying from three heats which were run last Wednesday night.
Continue reading Donlon Confident Bowstreet Mariah Can Street Them
The aptly named More Than Ready could be the one for punters to follow in tonight’s Carmichael/Howell Grade 5 Final at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
More Than Ready qualified for the 550 metre final with an impressive two length win in his heat last week.
On that occasion he received a check in running, but was still able to overhaul the opposition in the straight.
Continue reading More Than Ready, More Than Ready For Ballarat Final
Parwan chaser Alex Shiraz has her chance to break through for an overdue win in the Davis Wholesale Maiden at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Trained by Ray Punshon, the tiny 23 kilo pocket dynamo will be having her fifth race start.
“She was the smallest of the twelve in the litter, but she has certainly got no fear and tries her heart out when she races.” Punshon said.
The Punshon family bred, and also race the litter, which is by local sire Bombastic Shiraz out of the dam Miss Itch.
Continue reading Pint-Size Powerhouse Alex Shiraz Is Overdue For A Win
Trainer Paul Carmichael only has a small kennel of greyhounds, but he has a chance to pick up an early double on the twelve race program at Ballarat on Wednesday night.
Carmichael has Slight Presence, Typhoon Baracus and Calm Presence engaged in the first two races on the program.
His three runners are all from the same litter. If his chasers can produce wins in their respective races it will be a great training feat Carmichael who hails from Elliminyt, south of Colac.
Continue reading Paul Carmichael Hopes For An Early Ballarat Double