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Wes ready for Topgun

16 / 10 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
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STAR Tasmanian greyhound Buckle Up Wes will resume from an injury-enforced spell in the Group 1 invitation only Topgun at The Meadows on Saturday week.

Buckle Up Wes hasn’t raced since winning his state final of the National Sprint Championship in early August.

He had to be scratched from the national final due to a leg injury sustained in that race.

But trainer Ted Medhurst says the dog is fully recovered and will go into one of the most prestigious races on the Australian calendar in top order.

The reigning Australian Cup winner usually goes well fresh and that’s what Medhurst is banking on.

“The dog is fully recovered because we gave him all the time he needed and I’m really looking forward to heading to The Meadows for this race,” Medhurst said.

Buckle Up Wes has drawn box five in the Topgun that boasts some of the best sprinters in the nation.

Darren McDonald will have his best two dogs in the race in Keybow (box 2) that also is resuming from injury and Awesome Project while Oakvale Destiny from the Jeff Britton kennel will start from box three.

Allen Deed, the son of Jarvis Bale and Greta Bale, looms as one of the top chances as her recent form is outstanding coming off a win in the Adelaide Cup at her latest outing.

He has always shown plenty of ability, boasting 18 wins and 11 minor placings from 41 starts. Just prior to winning the Adelaide Cup he won at Wentworth Park in slick time.