Just like Mantra Lad did on Thursday night at Sandown in the Victorian National Distance Championship Heats, Velocette must have had a sense of occassion tonight and stepped from the boxes when it mattered to book his ticket to Perth for the National Sprint Championship final.
With Fedex a surprise late scratching from his box one appointment in the fifth heat of the Victorian National Sprint Championship, that left the Ron McCullagh and Graeme Bate trained Velocette in the enviable position of being the highest ranked greyhound left in the National Sprint Championship nominations. Velocette just needed to convert that rank to a Victorian National Sprint Championship finals berth, to gather the AGRA priority rank seeding straight to the Group 1 National Sprint Championship final at Cannington in Perth.
As it stands, Like Mantra Lad in the National Distance Championship, Velocette can either win his way through to Perth for the big final; or if he is beaten in the Victorian National Sprint Championship final, he will still go to the $50,000 to the winner National Sprint Championship final as the highest ranked AGRA ranked greyhound securing the eighth finalist position.
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At the close of nominations Greyhound Racing Victoria received a combined total of 73 nominations for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats and the Victorian National Distance Championship heats.
49 greyhounds were nominated for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats to be held at The Meadows on Saturday 15th August 2009. Included amongst the nominees are recent group winners Trew Millions and Velocette, as well as high ranked greyhounds Fedex, Hanify’s Impact, Cindeen Shelby, Gardam Prince and Aston Trivett.
The Victorian National Distance Championship heats are to be held at Sandown Park on Thursday 13th August 2009 and they attracted 24 nominations including classy stayer Mantra Lad, as well as Vintage Octane and recent group winner Amity Bale.
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