Five heats of the Group Three Laurie Healion Memorial maiden series will be run and won this Saturday afternoon at The Gardens, with several youngsters set to make their debut over the 515m journey.
The three week series concludes on the 1st of August with an enticing $25,000 to the winner final.
Devine Raider (7) has been unplaced in both of his race track starts, however he did record an impressive 25.46 performance trial over the 450m at Maitland back in March. The Pat Parrelli trained son of Lochinvar Marlow and Devine Style ran second in a heat of the Magic Maiden Series at Wentworth Park back in March and will resume from a two month spell. Pen Me In (1), trained by Adam Campton, recorded a solid 30.35 performance trial at Gosford back in December of last year and should go well from the inside draw. Invisible (2) ran home very well in a performance trial at Richmond last month, clocking 30.94 over the 535m. Trained by Larry Procopio, a handy draw should help him go close to cracking his maiden win.
Best Honour is perfectly drawn in box one to run smart time after a fast 29.83 performance trial at Gosford last week. Trained by Ron Lambert, the son of Bit Chili and Time Honoured recorded a solid 30.16 at the track last month and will be hard to beat in this affair. Christopher Carlâ€™s Opus Forte was impressive in his performance trial at the track back in May, recording 29.93 over the 515m. The son of Fabregas ran third on debut last month at Wentworth Park in 30.31. Well-bred youngster Zipping Jacob was gallant in defeat in his race debut at Maitland over 450, recording 25.69 after clocking 25.52 in a performance trial the week prior.
Zipping Amelia (7) makes her debut after a solid performance trial at the track a month ago, where she finished second behind littermate Zipping Saxton in 29.41. Beautifully bred by Spring Gun out of Agent Gibbs and trained locally by Jason Mackay, this greyhound should give the series a good shake. Iâ€™m Honoured (8) is another talented greyhound trained by Ron Lambert who trialled impressively at the track last month in 29.90. The son of Bit Chili and Time Honoured finished fourth at Wentworth Park on debut, however look for a much improved performance on Saturday. Kiddie Cutts (1) recorded a fast 22.84 at Bulli over the 400m before a 30.24 performance trial at Wentworth Park, followed by a third at his first race start at racing headquarters last month. The son of Fabregas has good early pace and should use box one to perfection.
Lochinvar Cobra (7) recorded a slick 29.68 at the track in a performance trial two weeks ago, with an unheard of run home of 11.95. The son of Bekim Bale and Pure Elle will need to improve his early sectionals after walking to the first peg, recording 5.42. Lightest Touch (6) clocked 30.10 in his performance trial two weeks ago and will be competitive up front in the early stages for trainer Robert Glover. Colt Rocket (4) won his performance trial at Dapto by fourteen and a half lengths and should prove competitive in this event with some improvement on the clock.
Dragon Emgrand (2) clocked a solid 31.15 in a performance trial at Richmond last month for trainer Luke Azzopardi and should go well from a favourable box draw. Well-bred chaser Cracked Model (5) recorded 30.38 last weekend at the track for trainer Keith Waddington, however has the added pressure of an awkward middle draw. Restless Heart (1) ran a respectable 26.89 in her performance trial over the 472m at Bulli two weeks ago in winning by almost twelve lengths and is primed to give a strong performance from the inside alley for trainer Ben McCauley.
The brilliant Irma Bale will be searching for her third Group victory in the space of two months after drawing box two in Saturday nightâ€™s Group 2 AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows.
The daughter of Bartrim Bale and Amelia Bale â€“ making her a sister to Meadows 525-metre track record holder Heston Bale â€“ has been in devastating form of late, taking out the Group 1 Sandown Cup in June and the Group 2 McKenna Memorial just 11 days ago.
Her white-hot galloping continued at The Meadows last Saturday night in the first of the AWM Distance Championship heats, taking advantage early before racing away from nearest rival Czar, scoring by seven lengths in a Best of Night 42.84.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhoundâ€™s free Greyhound Racingfor Sunday 5th April 2009 with tonight from Sale (Victoria) and Port Pirie (South Australia).
After last nights uber-exciting greyhound racing in the Golden Easter Egg semi’s, we come back down to earth today with moderate fields at both venues. And while last nigt was highly enjoyable it didn’t completely translate to profitable, so we have plenty of work to do today.
Greyhound Racing tonight comes from just the two tracks, Sale (Victoria) and Port Pirie (South Australia).
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The talented Stoner Bale will look to continue his impressive rise through the grades in Schweppes Melbourne Cup Prelude 11 at Sandown Park tonight.
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