Thursday greyhound racing from Albion Park and The Meadows.
The best bets and selections from both venues have pinged the lids, are ready to win and set to put some cash into those betting accounts!
The Meadows Race 3
#2 Wynnum Star
Wynnum Star is a far better greyhound than what her current form reads.
She finally gets an inside box to give her the best possible chance of getting back into the winners list.
Racing on the five-day back up should fire her up and it’s a sign that she is in good physical condition for this race.
She jumped well from her wide box last start but was chopped out of a run as she was about to run to the lead.
If she can get the rails in run ahead of the favourite who has drawn inside of her then she has this race at her mercy.
Suggested Bet: Wynnum Star each-way at $5.5 the win and $2.05 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta 1, 2, 5
The Meadows Race 5
#5 Xavien Bale
Xavien Bale just keeps on improving with every run and is such a consistent greyhound.
His record at The Meadows over this distance range is quite formidable with three wins and a minor placing from six starts.
Backing him to defeat the short-priced favourites Aston Cade and Kuro Kismet who do not seem to get favourable circumstances to justify their quotes.
He showed his sharp speed in his 29.51 lead-all-the-way victory at Sandown which, if replicated here, would be super hard to run down.
The one-year-old dog from the Samantha Grenfall kennels was also very brave when being defeated at Cranbourne.
Suggested Bet: Xavien Bale each-way at $8 the win and $2.15 the place.
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta 2, 5, 6
The Meadows Race 7
#6 Drako Bale
Drako Bale returns to the scene of most recent victory following an honest fourth-placed finish at Sandown over 595 metres.
The Meadows is where this dog is at his best with nine starts at the track registering three wins and five placings.
This is a step up in grade but he is more than capable given his near impeccable record at the track distance with two wins from three starts.
His 34.46 victory two starts ago is about a length or two faster on times than Aston Gwen and One Night Only who come up shorter than him in the market.
Just hoping Andrea Dailly has him trained to the millisecond so he springs the lids and jumps straight to the front.
Suggested Bet: Drako Bale each-way at $4.8 the win and $2.25 the place (No Third Dividend)
Albion Park Race 2
#7 Burnt Ends
Burnt Ends put in an enormous run last start when finishing runner-up behind the in-form Tony’s Reward.
After jumping from box five at Albion Park over 600 metres, the Jeff Ahern-trained chaser settled in the rear half of the field and rattled home late to finish a length behind the winner.
The rise in distance to 710 metres is perfect as is the wide box.
He can take his time to wind up that powerful finish he showed last start and do so without being thwarted by other dogs.
Looks the best of the night at Albion Park.
Suggested Bet: Burnt Ends win at $2.5
Albion Park Race 9
#1 Extra Malt
This is exciting!
We have a match race at Albion Park between Extra Malt and Jungle Deuce who comes up the $1.4 favourite in this one.
Siding with Extra Malt to win purely because the price differential should be much shorter than it currently is.
Extra Malt drew the squeeze box in a full field last start and got severely checked.
She showed heaps of courage to get back into full stride after nearly being taken off the track and still managed to finish sixth.
Her 29.60 victory four starts back would almost certainly see her win this.
Suggested Bet: Extra Malt win at $2.8