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Super program in Launceston tonight

24 / 09 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Super program in Launceston tonight
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THE greyhound meeting at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston tonight boasts a bumper 11-race card with distances ranging from a 298-metre sprint to a couple of 600 middle distance races and the balance over 515 metres.

The best bet on the card appears in the second leg of the quadrella (race six) in the David Crosswell-trained Exo Energy that is coming off a brilliant win at Devonport last Tuesday. From box two he should have no trouble securing a good spot forward or if he flies the lids he could lead.

He looks to be a class above his opposition.

Punters should get away to a good start to the night with the Gary Johnson trained Mr. Plodda the likely winner of race one.

He is an ordinary beginner but he should be suited by box two. He had no luck from box seven last week but put up a huge effort to run just behind the placegetters.

Miss Vintage trained at Carrick by veteran Les Barker could be the testing material as she is on the improve.

Cosmic Sign trained at Westbury by Jill Stamford is racing well but will be tested by the box draw (six).

The main race (seven), an Invitation Stakes, is a tough affair with the Mick Stringer trained New Recruit again likely to be one of the main contenders.

Daintree Lover (Gary Kaye), Decembrist (Peter Phillips) and November Digger (Ted Medhurst) all have the credentials to win what is one of the toughest races on the card.

Natural Eight looms as one of the best bets on the program and he goes around in race ten. Trained at Mt. Direction by Donna Goodluck, he missed the start at this venue last week and appeared very unlucky but from box one he only needs to begin with them to be very hard to beat.

Willow Sage from the in-form Susan Gittus kennel and Bluffy Lad (Alison Walker) look the main dangers.