The Best Eight go hell for leather towards the new cable.
The Best Eight go hell for leather towards the new cable. Max Fleet Greyc

Maidens a-plenty

A HECTIC 10-race schedule will greet Bundaberg greyhound fans this weekend, with four Maiden 1000 heats to decide next week’s big-money finalists.

Picking a winner in that lot may prove tough given the flyers’ short careers, and it is expected a few unknown dogs will make a name for themselves in this campaign.

One noteworthy entrant that will not be taking part is the cleverly-named Melon Coshy.

The dog made the headlines on Sunrise with its name sakes after it won during the week in Ipswich.

But the win has meant it is now ineligible to enter the Maidens in Bundaberg, meaning it has been scratched.

There were no stand-out dogs in the Maiden’s field, but Bundaberg Greyhound Club president Brian Terry did take a liking to Clarrie Early in the Best Eight fixture later in the day.

It has had five starts for three wins and a second in Bundaberg, with 17 wins overall.

The Ray Gatti-trained dog also has a fastest time of 26.17sec, a smidgen away from the track record.

“It will be favoured to win that one I think, it’s been racing top grade in Albion against some fast dogs so it will come in with a fair bit of form,” Terry said.

All About Foxy — another in winning form — will start as favourite in race nine.

But Foxy is ready to face stiff opposition in the form of King Size Lorian.



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