Stars chase a spot in galaxy
IT'S the last run before Monday's prestigious $25,000 Galaxy, and some of the country's best greyhounds will be out to qualify for the big event in an exciting afternoon of racing at Border Park Raceway.
Today's 10-race program features eight heats of the Border Park Galaxy as well as two heats of the GRNSW Country Challenge.
With only the winner of each heat going through to the Galaxy, the afternoon's racing will provide punters with an ideal opportunity to check out the field for one of Australia's richest regional greyhound races.
With quality in all races, picking a winner will be tough, but here goes:
Race 1, a qualifier for the GRNSW Country Challenge, is down to three with Lawvek, Diamond Series and Teddy all capable of winning, but Diamond Series is likely to be a cut above.
In Race 2, another GRNSW qualifier, Coulta Bomber looks unstoppable.
The Galaxy qualifiers start in Race 3, with Bells Fair a good chance after it has had a look at the track. Race 4 is a hard race to pick, but Our Wilbur for Peter Giles can't be ignored.
Youtar Warrior, in Race 5, trialled really well some weeks back, and a repeat of that would see him win well.
Race 6 could see inside runner Gelignite Kid make a claim, while in Race 7, Skaise, running for the Reid family, looks promising.
In Race 8 the Victorian Graham Bate's Hayder Bale looks the goods, while in Race 9, J Thompson's Hanify's Impact, who trialled well last week, looks set to make its own impact.
When it comes to lucky last, Race 10, Denise Robinson's Moral Hit is likely to take the final spot in Monday's final.
Being trackside is the best way of gauging a winner, so make the most of the fine weather and excellent facilities at Border Park.
Full on-course and interstate betting facilities are available on course in the club's undercover auditorium. The first race jumps at 1.15pm and gates open at 11am.
And don't forget to be at the track again for the big event, the Galaxy - Race 6 on Monday - at 2.50pm.