Young Guns on run at Rocky track
FOUR heats of the Young Guns Greyhound Queensland sprints is enough to whet the appetite for racing at Callaghan Park today.
Ten races are on the card with the Young Guns, races for greyhounds 30 months or younger on the date of the heats, being a highlight.
Some of the young dogs have already managed to get a winning record to their name with a couple of pretty smart dogs in each of the heats.
It would be hard to discount any of the field in the first heat with Mark Bube and Tricia Fuller sharing the favouritism.
Bube has She's so Rad coming out of the two box and on recent form appears to be a worthy favourite as on her last run over the distance was nearly three lengths too good for the Dallas Beckett dog Tardis which also starts in this heat.
While the Fuller dog, John Preston, might not be well known at the Rockhampton track, Fuller usually brings competitive dogs when she races here. John Preston has been drawn in the middle of the pack and will need a quick exit for the box to stay in touch with She's so Rad.
Barry Hall's Program Control was expected to do well in a fourth grade sprint last week but was fifth in a race where Tardis was second placed.
The second heat sees Hall in with a chance with another promising bitch in Ronaldo Miss.
Three firsts from the last three outings plus a draw from the two box make the Hall dog hard to resist in this one.
The other dog with good form is Beckett's Cracking Speed which won a fifth grade sprint in an excellent time last week. However, Ronaldo Miss beat Cracking Speed last time they raced against each other and the Hall dog enjoys the better of the draw.
Fuller might have a chance in heat one but pre-race predictions are that she has a certainty in Star Bomber for the third heat. Star Bomber is already a winner in stronger company and despite an ordinary draw should do the job.
Mark Lutter looks to be in with the best chance of thwarting Fuller with his dog By a Coop which is also in good form as is drawn closer to the rail.
Heat four will require guesswork from local punters. Jason Feeney's Serious Heart and Walter Bennetts Forever Jo have run well in Rockhampton but drawn on the other side of the track are Rodney Herr's Iron Force, Steven Boody's Perfect Thrill and Gordon McGahan's Noir Swage and all three are in with a good show of closing in on the bunny.
Of the other races on the card the first/second grade sprint looks to be the most interesting with Feeney's One Stone coming back to this distance, after winning over the 510 metre course last week, against Jeff Kuhl's Cocoriffic and Bennetts Big is Beautiful.
In the third/fourth grade race over the 510 metre distance it should be a battle between the Bill Boon-trained Wriggley Fingers and Darren Taylor's Rowdy but Kuhl could spoil that prediction with his nomination Forceful Lady.