Busted Custard and Forty Twenty Two scored wins for owner-trainer Bill Turnbull at Goulburn last week and both look capable of repeating that feat this time around.
The talented litter brothers jump from box two in the 5th grade Madbookie Stakes (race eight, 350m) and box four in the 5th grade Goulburn Workers Club Stakes (race nine, 350m) respectively having both clocked decent times in their victories.
After two placings on his first two starts, Busted Custard saluted over the 350m from box seven in a smart 20.05 last week.
The son of Forty Twenty and Bree The Weapon looks to be benefiting from being the king of Turnbull’s Mount Warrigal property.
“He is quite a timid greyhound,” Turnbull said. “At first he used to be terrified of the squeakers (we train with).
“We just let him have the run of our place. He lies on the back step and gets to see everyone coming and going – he’s like a family pet.
“Sometimes you need that change of routine.”
Busted Custard faces a tricky field including multiple winner Gazza Tron (box eight) but looks capable of saluting again.
Forty Twenty Two clocked a speedy 19.95 from box five last week winning a decent Maiden and also has a sound placing over the 365m at Nowra to his name.
Former Wharfie Turnbull has been training for more than 40 years and said he still loves the mateship of the sport.
“You’ll always see me with my fingers crossed when my greyhounds are racing,” the 72-year-old said. “I’m as happy as anything when they win.
“We’re not in for the money (though) – it’s really about the good people you meet in greyhound racing.
“The other day at Goulburn I met people I hadn’t seen for 12 months – it was like meeting new friends. When I got the two winners I got congratulations from everywhere.
“Forty Twenty Two is the quicker greyhound, but I think Busted Custard will eventually have more stamina. He could be the better of the two.
“Can they win again this week? If they both lead, I think so – that’s the crux of it.”
In other Goulburn Tuesday action, Sheza Pretzel (box one) showed improved form on her last start at Goulburn and has the draw to win the first heat of Palmerbet 1-3 Wins Series (race three, 440m).
Spirit Of Bella (box six) clocked a decent 25.21 while placing over this trip last week behind handy winner Something New and can win the second heat (race four).
Prying Eyes (box seven) has been out of form recently but has run 25.45 over the 440m at Goulburn and should be stronger from recent efforts over the 535m, so looks capable of saluting in the third heat (race five).
Les Zarr Lee (box two) has made a solid start to his racing career and looks the top pick in the fourth heat (race six).
The well-bred son of Wentworth Park track record holder Shakey Jakey and Ay Jay Zarr has won twice and placed three times in seven starts for gun Yass trainer Neil Staines.