Dis­tance races top busy pro­gram as train­ers watch out for emerg­ing fu­ture cham­pi­ons

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT - GREG ALDAM

RAC­ING con­tin­ues to thrive at the home of grey­hound rac­ing Win­nel­lie Park, with an ac­tion packed 10-race pro­gram to be con­tested tonight.

There will be two dis­tance races, with train­ers to keep an eye on the up­com­ing Chief Min­is­ter’s and Dar­win Cup events.

The open-dis­tance race only has a small field, but the An­drew Lasker-trained He’s All Grunt and Be­fore The Fire for Chris Black­man have been the most con­sis­tent open per­form­ers in re­cent times.

They will need to be at their best as Bow­den does look a promis­ing younger dog on the way up, and Ron Phillips will be look­ing to back up his per­for­mance from last week when he won well.

In the other dis­tance race it is for the lower-grade run­ners and a num­ber of th­ese are hav­ing their first try at this jour­ney, which should make for an in­ter­est­ing race.

Lemon Drop for Rus­sell Sav­ige is one of those and she does give you the in­di­ca­tion this dis­tance can suit.

Choice Way and Craig’s Mis­take for lead­ing trainer Steele Bolton also both have the ex­posed form to be ma­jor play­ers in this race.

Race two is the open sprint over 312m and this event oozes class.

The likes of Mileeka for Si­mon Nathanael, Go Brandi for Bolton and the Greg

Milne-trained Candy Paint all have claims.

Phillips has his team trav­el­ling nicely.

He has a num­ber of chances on the pro­gram.

Th­ese run­ners in­clude Kabo’s Win­lock in race one, Night Charm in race eight should be right in the mix, while in the last Eight Jew­els and the quickly im­prov­ing young­ster Agent Nat both are more than ca­pa­ble.

Other notable chances in­clude Croc­o­dile Bolt for Sav­ige in race five and No Hum­bug has drawn nicely in race six for Rob Brown.

Katy Hairy also looks well placed in race nine for Bolton.

First race is at 6.59pm NT time.

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