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2015 Set To Draw To A Close at Albion Park

31 December 2015

The final greyhound race meeting for 2015 takes place at Albion Park on Thursday night highlighted by the running of the New Year’s Trophy for 3rd and 4th grade greyhounds over the 520m.
A quality field has been assembled with recent Group 1 Silver Chief semi-finalist Anti Dentite perhaps the hardest to beat.
The Stephen Rolph-trained chaser will start from box three, and looks ideally placed to use his excellent early speed, but will still have to jump to find the front, particularly with quick beginner Heidi Benz (Geoff Uhrhane) on his immediate outside in box four.
Last week’s Middle Distance Challenge (600m) winner Magic Maiden, trained by Errol Kleinhans, drops back to the 520m journey and starts from box seven. She also can produce a fast early sectional, and given that she has won here in 29.85, she cannot be discounted.
Jimmy Brute (Elaine Klaassen, Box two) won here last week in 30.34 and has a powerful finishing burst if he is close to the leaders early on.
The remainder of the field is comprised of Spring Bonanza (Tom Tzouvelis, Box one), Butchulla Boy (Tony Zammit, Box five), and General Cloud (Gavin Lowe, Box eight).
The two novice events on the card provide plenty of intrigue with two unbeaten greyhounds likely to take centre stage. Race One will see the Shane Ellis trained Velocity Mystic attempt to make it three wins from three starts from box one. The daughter of Magic Sprite and Velocity Zip has produced wide-margin 30.87 and 30.59 runs at Ipswich and will be hardest to beat.
In the second event, Bogie Bekim, a half-brother to 2011 National Derby and Queensland Derby winner Bogie King, will be the focus as the Steven Scott trained greyhound looks to reproduce his dominant 30.54 debut win at Ipswich from box seven. Soot Sprite for Kerry Hoggan looks to be the main opposition after a 30.29 maiden win at Albion Park last week.
The final ten races of 2015 kick off at 6:40pm.