Bendigo greyhound preview – August 11

Aston Dinnigan.
Aston Dinnigan.

TWELVE greyhound races are to be run and won Friday afternoon at Lord’s raceway, with the first to spring from the boxes at 3.09pm.

Despite dropping back from middle distance racing to the 500m trip, Zipping Angus stands out as the best bet on the program in the sixth race.

Zipping Angus took out a heat of the Bendigo Winter Cup over 660m before second to Reefton Treasure in the final on Bendigo Cup night, and since then has contested staying races, including registering victories at his past two starts over 60m at The Meadows.

Zipping Angus.

Zipping Angus.

Nicely drawn in box eight, Zipping Angus should find a forward position early and prove too strong for his rivals.

Another runner that looks a class above his rivals on Friday’s card is Shytown Hussler in race eight.

Despite the awkward box five draw, Shytown Hussler should have too much early speed for his rivals and with a best time of 23.56 at the track he has the edge.

Shytown Hussler has an outstanding record at Bendigo of three wins and a second placing from four outings and comes into this event off the back of a slick 22.40 Warragul win last.

2017 Gold Rush Maiden winner and exciting prospect Aston Dinnigan returns to Bendigo for the first time since Easter and she too looks the runner to beat in her contest as she faces an enormous class drop on her recent efforts.

Last time out Aston Dinnigan contested the final of the Group 1 Maturity Classic at The Meadows and finished a handy fourth after some brilliant efforts against some of the best greyhounds in the country during the series.

A brilliant beginner, Aston Dinnigan will have the speed to overcome box six and again class should prevail as she looks to maintain her unbeaten record at the track.