We return to Sandown Park for the standard Thursday night meeting under lights and we also head over Dapto in NSW for their 11-race card.
We’re set for another great night of greyhound racing to lead us into the weekend.
Let’s spring those lids and hunt down some Thursday night winners!
Sandown Park Race 1
#4 call me chloe
Call Me Chloe went whooshka at her last start to record her first ever career win.
After debuting at Geelong over 400 metres and running second, she turned up at Sandown over the 515 metres next start and showed a brilliant turn of acceleration when the lids sprung.
She run a very sharp 29.73 time and that is well and truly good enough to be winning this.
If she can make any improvement out of her last start she will be close to a good thing.
Suggested Bet: Call Me Chloe win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 4, 8/ 4, 8/ Field
sandown park race 2
#7 gypsy yankee
Happy to be against the short-priced favourite Silver Lake and side with the Andrea Dailly-trained Gypsy Yankee.
Silver Lake is clearly the one to beat and is an incredibly talented dog but the $1.55 is horrific unders and Gypsy Yankee from box seven represents nice each way value.
He was unlucky at The Meadows last start when drawing the inside and being severely hampered to the point where he fell.
He draws the seven box which he has had one start and one win from.
The wide box will allow him to wind up his top speed and after an impressive trial a handful of days ago he should be in the finish here.
He’s got a great course record here seven starts at the Sandown 515-metre start boasting four wins and two minor placings
Suggested Bet: Gypsy Yankee each way at $6 the win and $1.55 the place
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 3, 7/ 3, 7/ 1, 3, 7, 8
sandown park race 3
Hadouken returned to his best last start with a blistering 29.28 win over the Sandown 515 metres.
Having drawn box three, the Jessica Sharp-trained dog pinged the lids and burst way from his rivals to win by a space.
The victory took kept his unblemished overall record at the circuit and distance to three wins from three attempts.
Even though his main danger, Brother Jason, is drawn outside of him and does possess good early speed, Hadoukan should be stronger than him later in the race.
Hadouken is the best of the night from Sandown as he goes on his way to the Launching Pad finals.
Suggested Bet: Hadouken win at $2
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 2 & 3
sandown park race 5
#5 kuro kismet
Against another odds-on runner here.
This time it’s Aston Rupee who seems under the odds and as such as we will side the dog drawn in box five called Kuro Kismet.
While it’s easy to concede that Aston Rupee is potentially the next big thing of Australian racing, Kuro Kismet will prove stern opposition.
The Matthew Clark-trained chaser has strung together two eye-catching victories at the Sandown 515 metres and gets his chance to make it three in a row.
He will need a little bit of luck from box five, but given the favourite is drawn to his immediate inside and possesses great early speed, he should be able to follow him into the race.
His 29.19 win here last start from box eight was that of a dog full of confidence.
Suggested Bet: Kuro Kismet win at $4.2
Suggested Exotic: – Boxed Trifecta – 4/ 5/ 1
Dapto Race 5
#8 prim and proper
If Prim and Proper crosses easily from box eight and gets the lead it’s game over in this one.
He drew box eight last start over the 600 metres at The Gardens, crossed to lead and never looked back to win in 34.53.
David Smith has sent him to the Dapto 600 metre starting position on nine occasions for four wins and two placings which shows he enjoys racing here.
His only threat seems to be Candy Carrera who is drawn in box one and might show enough toe to hold out our pick.
But with a dog jumping as well as Prim and Proper it’s hard to be against him and he looks one of the better bets on the program at Dapto.
Suggested Bet: Prim and Proper win at $2.8
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 1, 8/ 1, 8/ Field
Dapto Race 6
#1 wicked spartan
Wicked Spartan returned to racing with a very stylish victory over the 520-metre start Dapto.
He was first-up after a 119-day spell last Thursday and produced a very smart 29.95 win from box one and should be only benefit from that outing.
His main rival in this race, Drink Moet, actually ran a slower time than last start over the same course and distance which is a big tick for our pick.
Drink Moet has also drawn awkwardly in box five and that should be give us enough of a chance for Wicked Spartan to pounce on the lead.
Wicked Spartan is the pick of the bunch at Dapto tonight.
Very hard to beat.
Looks a great each-way bet.
Suggested Bet: Wicked Spartan win at $2.7
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 2/ 4, 5, 7/ 4, 5, 7