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Fabregal Primed For Group Success

11 April 2016

Adelaide sensation Fabregal will start a dominant favourite for the Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity final on Thursday night following a dazzling 29.91 victory in heats last week.

Trainer Robyn Mackellar is aiming for her first group success and could not be happier with her star chaser ahead of Thursday’s $70,000 feature.

“Everything is 100 per cent, she has pulled up very well”. Mackellar said.

Fabregal has again drawn box 1 for the final and Mackellar was very content with the box draw.

“She is a really good railer so having box one was a big advantage last week and again in the final”.

The three heats last week has brought together a quality line up for the final and Mackellar believes the start is all important on Thursday.

“The run to the first bend is going to tell us everything”.

“Dokmai even though in box 8 is always a chance and Sheza Keen size for Peter Ruetschi can jump early and is super strong”. Mackellar said.

The eight finalists will be competing for the $47,250 winner’s cheque in the feature event, which is to be run as race seven, at 8:46pm.

Thursday’s meeting will also consist of three heats of the Group 2 Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland Derby series where the male greyhounds will compete for a place in the final carrying $70,000 in stakes.

In heat one, the William Elson-trained Fabulous Bill looks well placed from box 2 to race well following several gallant performances behind star kennelmate Cyndie’s Magic. He will take on six rivals, most notably France Soir (box 1) for northern rivers mentor Robert Cooke and Tripum (box 3) for local trainer Darren Russell.

The second heat sees the boom youngster Thirty Talks line up from box 1 and he looks the testing material following a brilliant 30.26 victory recorded at Ipswich last start. The brindle chaser raced by the powerful partnership of Leonard Antonio and Tony Brett takes on NSW star Tilly’s Boy (box 8) for Dean Swain, who comes into this race following a recent Group 3 victory in the New Sensation at Wentworth Park.

The final heat appears to have the most depth and intrigue with at least six runners having genuine winning claims. Victorian raider Dundee Osprey for trainer Geoffrey Scott-smith comes to Albion Park with an imposing record of 7 wins from 18 starts including a personal best of 29.11 for the 515 metres at Sandown Park. He will go toe-to-toe with fellow Victorian My Silver Chisel (box 6) for David Burnett and promising local Zabdon Ferrari (box 3) for Tony Brett.

The first of ten races on a quality program at Albion Park kicks off at 6:39pm.