Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Black Day Bonus Tipped to Win Heat; Cetnaj Electrical Sprint Series Dominates Race Program

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Black Day Bonus Tipped to Win Heat; Cetnaj Electrical Sprint Series Dominates Race Program

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GRAFTON GREYHOUNDS

BRAD ELLIS

SIX heats of the Cetnaj Electrical Sprint Series highlight racing at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club tonight and with Christmas upon us there is no better time to find those all important winners.

The strong Evelyn Harris kennel looks set to return to the winners circle when their smart sprinter Black Day Bonus steps out from box 2 in race six on the program which is heat four of the Cetnaj series. The daughter of Magic Sprite and Dark And Stormy looks ideally drawn closer to the rails tonight after being plagued by a spate of wide draws in recent starts.

Black Day Bonus impressed greatly when clocking a slick 23.04 seconds from box 1 at this distance back in October. However in ten starts since she has only drawn inside box 4 once which was when exiting box 3 in an unsuitable 305m race.

Her form has been consistent despite the poor box draws and tonight she should get a nice run in the early stages with the two speedsters Spritely Ryley (box 1) and Wild Sunrise (box 3) drawn either side of her.

Each of these runners are blessed with good early toe however each are susceptible at the end of 407m so they should clear Black Day Bonus early and give it a beautiful cart into the race at the first turn.

Show County in box 4 will have admirers, however he has little early speed. Say What which has drawn box 5 also has a show, however it does like to stay up the track. With all of these factors Black Day Bonus does appear to be the best bet of the night.

An interesting runner on the night is the Seymour Vassilakis trained How's It Crude, which will be having it's first start here over the 305m journey in the Carters Canine Capers Stakes. There is no runner racing in better heart or more consistently at Grafton than the Leeville based runner which has put together three great wins on end over the longer 407m distance.

The feature of each of those wins has been this greyhound's reliable speed from the boxes clocking quick first sections of 8.40, 8.43 and a very quick 8.34 which is exactly the trait required to feature in 305m racing. …

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