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 1
#8 My buddy benny
My Buddy Benny looks ready to make his presence felt when resuming from a 98-day spell.
He showed nice progression in his first preparation and won his maiden race at his second start.
The two-year-old chaser then made the step up to city grade, but was outclassed and well beaten at both of his runs.
David Burnett gave him some time off and he should be able fire first-up here with natural progression and growth.
Suggested Bet: My Buddy Benny win at $4.4
Suggested Exotic: Boxed Trifecta – 1, 3, 8
The Meadows Race 2
#1 Rahim Bale
Rahim Bale races three days after his last start at Ballarat when being beaten three lengths by Spring Bolt.
He has done most of his racing over the last two months at the 450 to 460-metre distance range, but now steps up to 525 metres at The Meadows.
The rise in distance should allow him to settle closer to the speed than he usually does and he draws the perfect box.
His main danger, Kanji Giant, is drawn to his immediate outside, but he should able to keep that dog out.
Suggested Bet: Rahim Bale win at $3.6
Suggested Exotic: Quinella 1 & 2
The Meadows Race 4
#5 Yozo Bale
Yozo Bale is poised to run a massive upon his return to The Meadows.
Granted, there is an odds-on favourite called Mr Fix It who is in career best form, but he is under the odds in this race.
Yozo Bale can serve it up to him coming off a brave Horsham run only four days ago.
He has run well behind the likes of Jepara, Qwara Bale and Zipping Walter who are among some of the best greyhounds in Australia.
Just needs to hold his form and settle handy to the lead in order to be winning this race.
Suggested Bet: Yozo Bale win at $3.6
The Meadows race 6
#8 Kuro Kismet
Kuro Kismet is in freakish form at the moment after making it three wins on the trot last start.
The Matthew Clark-trained chaser fought on like a dog possessed at The Meadows last Thursday night and hunted down Daph’s Zac to win by just under a length.
What made the win so impressive was ability to knuckle down late in the race and hit the line with great vigour.
He knows where the finish line is and the time was a smart 34.62.
Get the impression he will only improve on that run again given it was his first crack at the track and distance.
Suggested Bet: Kuro Kismet win at $2.6
Suggested Exotic: Trifecta – 8/ 5/ Field
The Meadows Race 8
#7 Fernando Frank
Fernando Frank nearly scored victory at The Meadows behind a smart type called Run Like Jess.
He chased hard when jumping from box three and only missed by a narrow margin to run a very sharp 34.36 over 600 metres in Grade 4/5 company.
The gifted three-year-old chaser remains at the distance range and races on the three-day back up.
He is in peak physical condition and, if he can cross the favourite, he will be winning this race.
Suggested Bet: Fernando Frank win at $4.4