EYE-CATCHING newcomer Stout looks among the ones to watch at Tuesday’s latest Goulburn meeting.
The John Aul-trained greyhound jumps from box eight in the first of four heats of the Goulburn Workers Club Novice 1-3 Wins Series (race five, 440m) looking a strong chance to claim his second win. After two unsuccessful starts, the son of He Said So and Louvre claimed a 20.12 win at 350m in Goulburn last week.
This is his first competitive look at the 440m but Stout cruised home by eight lengths last week. Aul’s greyhound had an earlier solid performance trial over this distance and even from the wide draw looks the one to back.
Chief Star was a sound winner over the 520m at Nowra three starts back and looks the top pick in the second heat (race six). The Ken Markham-trained greyhound (box seven) was a handy 25.38 winner over this distance at Goulburn earlier this year and finished second over this distance last week in a solid if unspectacular time of 25.87.
Local star File The Writ (box one) showed improved form with a placing at Goulburn last week and looks drawn to go better in the third heat (race seven). Trained by Canyonleigh’s Matthew Matic, File The Writ saluted over this distance at Goulburn last month in 25.60 and has also shown promise with a handful of decent performances at Bulli.
Future Dream (box one) has been racing well recently and looks capable of saluting in the fourth heat (race nine). The well-bred son of Oaks Road and Hardaway Shiraz has won twice and placed twice on his last four starts, including back-to-back wins over the 440m at Canberra last month.
He has won once and placed once in two previous starts from this draw so looks hard to beat in this.
In other Goulburn Tuesday action, the returning Avenging Gun can complete the quaddie with victory in the Palmerbet Best Eight Sprint (race eight, 440m). The Antonio Teofilo-trained greyhound (box one) has not been sighted since triumphing at Wentworth Park in June but is a class act at this level and has won twice and placed twice in five previous starts wearing the red rug.
Eleven races are on the card and action starts at 12.12pm.
GOULBURN TUESDAY PICKS
- R1: IRINKA LYN (Bx 6)
- R2: CENTRAL BARK (Bx 2)
- R3: BLACK SNAKE (Bx 1)
- R4: DIG DEEP BILLY (Bx 7)
- R5: STOUT (Bx 8)
- R6: CHIEF STAR (Bx 6)
- R7: FILE THE WRIT (Bx 1)
- R8: AVENGING GUN (Bx 1)
- R9: FUTURE DREAM (Bx 1)
- R10: DAPPER REIGNS (Bx 3)
- R11: FADDEEV (Bx 1)