Rambo Banner, arguably the most in-form sprinter on the NSW TAB track circuit, headlines a high-quality card at Goulburn on Tuesday afternoon.
The Luke Adams-trained greyhound jumps from box six in race three (350m) – the Black Bear Lee At Stud Stakes – looking to make it five wins in a row.
Rambo Banner recorded his fourth successive, and most emphatic win, at Maitland last Thursday.
In that event, Rambo Banner led throughout over 400m to win in 22.19, which was only 0.21 outside Winsome Jacko’s track record, set nearly three years ago.
Rambo Banner has now won 14 of 34 races with his past four victories being in 19.92 over 350m at Goulburn, 22.43 for the Bulli 400m trip, and then two wins at Maitland.
Despite the greyhound’s success, Adams is not getting carried away just yet and happy to keep Rambo Banner to short-course races.
“I expect he will get stronger because he is just 28 months of age, but for now I will stick to shorter races at the provincials and bring him to town later,” the Tregear trainer said.
“Rambo Banner won a 520m race at Dapto early in his career but his time was only 30.48 and there were not a lot of strong dogs behind him that night. And when I gave him a couple of post-to-post slips at Wenty those runs busted him up a bit.”
Quoted Dynasty is set to tackle Friday’s heats of the Group 2 Sires On Ice Black Top at Ladbrokes Gardens after his dazzling debut performance on the Newcastle track last Friday.
Quoted Dynasty led throughout to beat a crackerjack field, covering the 515m in 29.82, which was fastest time of the night.
Goulburn trainer Denice Warren has placed Quoted Dynasty to perfection, with the greyhound now having won a remarkable 15 of 23 races.
“I don’t get carried away with my dogs and I regard him as a good fourth grader at Wentworth Park,” Warren said.
It is an eight hour round trip from Warren’s Goulburn kennels to Ladbrokes Gardens so the trainer used last Friday’s race as a “trial” to decide whether it was worthwhile bringing the greyhound back for the Black Top.
Another certain Black Top runner after last Friday’s meeting is Black Hole Sun, who won the Group 3 Ambrosoli at Wentworth Park in April.
The John Little-trained greyhound has now 10 from 35 starts with his Ladbrokes Gardens time of 29.85 on Friday comparing well with Quoted Dynasty’s time standard.
Hottest litter going around at the moment is the November 2015 whelped litter by Fabregas from Dynamite Charlm, which is trained by Richard Muscat for he and his brother Charles.
Siblings bearing the unusual “Charlm” tag, an abbreviation of the Charles Muscat name, have been sweeping all before them with Charlm Fella the latest to shine.
Charlm Fella led all the way over 520m at Dapto last Thursday, taking his tally to three wins from seven starts with a fast 30.06 performance.
“His first split was 5.36 which is very smart and of the seven youngsters in this litter, five have raced and all have won,” Richard said.
“Charlm Legend has won three from six, Charlm Knight three out of four, Charlm Miss one from three and Charlm Magic, who is a very wide runner, has been successful in four of nine races.
“I now plan to start bringing them to Wentworth Park to give each of them a couple of post-to-post slips before launching their metropolitan racing careers.”
The Muscat brothers’ exciting litter is the first whelped by their former classy racer Dynamite Charlm, who won seven of 32 races, including four at Wentworth Park.