Cannons to Unleash at Geelong

GEELONG is set to conclude the business week with a bang, following the final of the prestigious $14,500 Cannonball Sprint Final over the 400 metres on Friday at 8:48pm.

The race is littered with some of the finest sprinters in country Victoria – namely the swift Governor Bale who is set to jump from the outside draw. Coming off a convincing triumph in his heat last week, he’ll be a reliable option – especially if he can avoid early trouble and get across from the outside. He’s been consistent in his box speed – but it may be a battle of the outside, with the Tina Womann trained Tammy Baxter jumping from the seven.  If she can jump ahead of Governor Bale, she will have the speed to maintain ascendancy and salute here.

The wildcard of the field looks to be Unbound (3). With so many quality sprinters in the field, Unbound should offer punters fantastic value from the inside, especially if he backs up his impressive 22.39sec victory last week from a similar position in box two. This greyhound is one of the most underrated chasers in country Victoria, and has only been unplaced in 14 of his 65 starts – a remarkable 78% strike rate of placing. If he jumps well, he could very well take the $10,000 first prize back to Sunbury.

Leading well into the home straight last week, Mighty Sprite was unlucky not to poach a victory from Governor Bale last week. He could be the outside chance from a favourable draw in box one – particularly with ground on the field into the straight.

I hope you enjoy what always brings an exciting end to the racing of the business week at Geelong tonight – I hope you can pick a winner or twelve!
Cannonball Sprint Formguide: Click Here

Cannonball Sprint Heat Replays…

Watch: Governor Bale (4) defeats Might Sprite (3) in 22.421sec.
Watch: Tywin Bale (8) defeats Phaser Bale (7) in 22.481sec
Watch: Unbound (2) defeats Smiley Sam (4) in 22.394sec
Watch: Tammy Baxter (2) defeats Call Me Hank (6) in 22.468sec

Nick Ansell
About Nick Ansell - Freelance Journalist/Greyhound Racing Enthusiast Freelance journalist and communications assistant at WestVic Dairy. Judge at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Long-time greyhound aficionado, and carer of two happy, retired racers. (the views in this article are that of the author and not necessarily that of GRV)
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