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Black Top awaits for Miss Vee after Wenty win

Miss Vee is likely to target next month’s group 2 Black Top at Ladbrokes Gardens following her fastest time of the night performance at Wentworth Park on Saturday.

Miss Vee, a renowned fast starter, came out running from box five and never looked in danger of defeat, winning a 520m fourth grade by four lengths in 30.02sec.

Her trainer Ron Bell arranged to buy the greyhound from owner David Shaw this week, with Bell to take ownership after Saturday night’s win.

Ray Smith, Bell’s kennel foreman said: “David wanted to sell the greyhound and because Ron did not want to lose her he decided to buy her himself.

“Miss Vee can always trial 29.40 or 29.50 over the Black Top distance of 515m around Ladbrokes Gardens and she is so nippy early that next month’s group 2 race looks ideal for her.”

Hello Robbo is a “replica” of her mother Rachael Robbo according to owner-trainer Eileen Robertson and the greyhound made her Wentworth Park record two starts for two wins on Saturday.

Hello Robbo began fast to lead throughout on debut at Wentworth Park on July 4 and on Saturday jumped with similar dash to lead all the way in 30.43sec.

“My husband Gary and I trained her dam Rachael Robbo and she used to begin quickly by pushing her hind feet off the door at the back of the starting boxes,” Robertson said.

“Before the start you wouldn’t be able to see her in the boxes because she used to stay at the back but would propel herself forward as the lids lifted.

“Hello Robbo does exactly the same thing as her mother, who won 17 races and who was unbeaten at Gosford.

“But after a mishap at her first Wentworth Park race Rachael Robbo took a dislike to Wenty and did not win there.”

Dean Swain, the 2016 Wentworth Park trainers’ premiership winner, had a field night on Saturday, landing a treble with Buck’s Future over 520m in a slick 30.13, Alotta Talk over 720m in a fair 42.75 and with Jayda Rose, who led throughout to win over 520m in a slow 30.54sec.

Alotta Talk will now be set for the heats of the 720m National Distance Championship at Wentworth Park on August 4.

“He is a typical, old-fashioned stayer,” trainer Swain said after Alotta Talk’s win.

“He is a stubborn sort of dog who drops out to the tail of the field and then rattles home strongly.”

But Swain’s father Syd, also a successful trainer, sounded a note of caution.

“Alotta Talk has a big motor but the small field of four suited him tonight and I don’t know if he can afford to drop out to the rear and be able to come home and win when he has seven opponents.”

Outsider Mount Brown proved a giant-killer at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, leading all the way to take out the 520m Free For All in a tidy 30.11sec.

Heavily backed favourite True Talent lost all chance at the start when he dwelt from box six and was immediately checked by Time Lee Money, drawn in seven, who headed sharply to the rails.

See you next week!



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