Green light on, bunny rolls and we’re off and racing.
The best bets for Saturday night greyhound racing at The Meadows.
The meadows race 2
McInerney is a greyhound on the rise and has impressed the punters at his last two starts with a pair of sharp victories.
He skipped away to win at The Meadows back on July 28 in a time of 30.44 over 525 metres and then backed it up a with a slick 16.80 victory up the Healesville straight to keep his fitness at an optimum level.
Drawing box four might be a slight concern, but the speed he showed a fortnight ago from the wide box suggests he can find the front here or, at the very least, land in the first two or three in the run.
He comes up an each-way price and we can back him confidently.
Suggested Bet: McInerney each-way at $8 the win and $2.15 the place
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1, 4, 8
The Meadows Race 3
#8 Weblec Blazer
Launching a mortar into the betting odds for Weblec Blazer.
He has put together two brilliant victories with the most recent being a sparkling 29.36 at Sandown Park over 515 meters when donning the pink rug.
The Angela Langton-trained chaser scored the most impressive win of his career the start prior to the Sandown Park win with a 10-length demolition job at this track and distance when busting the clock to run 29.65.
He has a massive advantage over the current favourite Equalizer who is racing off a 30-day break after travelling back from Queensland.
Making Weblec Blazer the best bet on the night.
Suggested Bet: Weblec Blazer win at $2.80
The Meadows Race 4
Jepara scored a slashing win at Warrnambool last start when striding away from his rivals to win by two lengths over 460 metres.
Gets back up to his pet trip of 525 metres in this race and is a serious threat to the favourite.
Catch The Thief did go like a tracer bullet last start when busting through the 29-second barrier to run 28.99 at Sale, but this race is a touch more difficult.
Jepara has a laudable winning record from box seven with seven starts registering four wins.
If he can cross or be within a length or two of the favourite in the back straight, he can easily run him down.
Suggested Bet: Jepara each-way at $4.8 the win and $2.10 the place (No Third Dividend)
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 2 & 7
The Meadows race 6
#3 Major Sacrifice
Major Sacrifice looks to get a nice in behind the early leaders and should prove the strongest dog late in this race.
We can forgive his last start failure at Sandown when he was never on the track and struggled to make up ground after being buffeted a few times.
Box three makes for a much cushier run and if we look at his form last time he was at The Meadows he won over 725 metres in 42.88.
He has only ever had two starts at this track but has two wins from those efforts.
If he can manufacture the clear passage we believe he will get, then he is almost unbeatable in this race.
Suggested Bet: Major Sacrifice win at $2.7
The Meadows Race 7
#8 Carry on liam
Going to back in Carry on Liam for the second time in a week despite his failure to get the job done last Saturday.
He draw the cherry box last start and after jumping away moderately he was trying to weave his way through runners to make up ground.
He did not look overly comfortably doing so, but now he gets out the wide box here and last start suggested he was looking for more space to stretch his legs into.
Having won two starts in the pink rug from eight starts gives us a bit of confidence that he can deal with the box.
Suggested Bet: Carry On Liam each-way at $7.5 the win and $2.2 the place