Bell eyes Wenty start

All roads lead to Wentworth Park for trainer Mark Bell and his greyhound Too Good Thommo if they can continue their good run of form at Goulburn on Tuesday afternoon.

Too Good Thommo will jump from box two in the second heat of the Palmerbet Goulburn to Wenty series (race eight, 440m), looking to record his third straight win at the Goulburn track. Returning from a three- month spell last week, Too Good Thommo put in a good effort to win in a decent time of 24.97 and will no doubt improve this week with that run under his belt. 

Too Good Thommo’s form has continued Bell’s successful run with the Austral trainer enjoying a 28 per cent win strike rate in 2017.

Too Good Thommo’s biggest dangers appear to be Ninja Nikta in box one and Andy’s Charm in box eight.

In the other heats, La Chica Pequena, Spring Time Lily and Bogan Doonie appear to be the leading trio in the first heat (race seven, 440m). La Chica Pequena will have to overcome box five but should benefit from a drop back in class on Tuesday.

Spring Time Lily, meanwhile, will jump from box one after two second placings at Canberra, while Bogan Doonie will jump from the opposite end in box eight following a very impressive victory at Nowra over the 520m last week.

The third and final heat is the most open with most runners having a chance. Vying for favouritism is likely to be Dougie’s Boy in box seven and Lil Doll in box eight, who have both been in consistent form of late.
The top two placegetters from each heat of the Goulburn to Wenty series plus the two fastest third placegetters qualify for the final at Wentworth Park on September 6.

In other racing action at Goulburn on Tuesday afternoon, Hardaway Highway returns to the track from a freshen up, aiming for his sixth straight win when he lines up in the Goulburn Workers Club Stakes (race 10, 350m).

Trained by Ron Marsden, Hardaway Highway has been a brilliant performer at one-turn tracks with his winning streak starting at Bulli, then Maitland and Goulburn.

His last win came at his last start at Maitland at the beginning of June in which he covered the 450m in a best of night time of 25.25.

Hardaway Highway is in box three and if he is anywhere near peak fitness will be very hard to hold out.