THIS afternoon’s usual tier three meeting at Bendigo greyhounds has been replaced by a quality full stake meeting which will include heats of a grade five series over 425m.
The Vantaarling family from Tallygaroopna have a promising litter of speedsters in their kennels and two of that litter will step out at the Lord’s Raceway track in Junorotun.
Stylish Lizbeth is the first of the Vantaarling runners to appear in race two and will will exit box one.
She is likely to start the punters choice.
Stylish Lizbeth clocked a flying 21.90 when she won at Ballarat on February 6 and last start was a game third behind Zipping Damo in smart time at Horsham.
The three-time winner can be risky at box rise, but has speed to burn and is the one to beat from the inside draw.
Recent 22.00 Warrnambool winner Blue Rookie is ideally drawn in box seven and with a record of seven wins from 11 race starts he is the obvious danger.
The second of the Vantaarling charges contesting heats this afternoon is Twilight Vixen who has drawn box seven in the 11th race.
Twilight Vixen has missed the start at her past two outings, but before that impressed with a 22.03 victory at Ballarat’s track on February 13.
All three of Twilight Vixen’s victories have come from the outside three boxes and the wide draw today looks ideal.
Speedy types Cheeky Cheeks and Sin Cara have trong credentials and pose the most serious threats to Twilight Vixen.
Friday afternoon racing action returns to Lord’s Raceway in McIvor Road this week as the countdown to the Gold Rush Carnival continues with the first day of the carnival a little more than two weeks away.
Race 1 : 6, 3, 4, 2.
Race 2 : 1, 7, 5, 2.
Race 3 : 8, 4, 1, 3.
Race 4 : 4, 7, 1, 8.
Race 5 : 4, 6, 1, 7.
Race 6 : 7, 2, 5, 1.
Race 7 : 1, 6, 2, 3.
Race 8 : 8, 3, 1, 6.
Race 9 : 1, 8, 6, 2.
Race 10: 7, 8, 5, 3.
Race 11: 7, 5, 6, 8.
Race 12: 7, 8, 4, 1.