group one winning greyhounds He Knows Uno and Glen Gallon chase big prizemoney
interstate over the next week.
Patterson’s He Knows Uno races at the Meadows in Melbourne
tonight (Saturday) in a heat of the group 2 AWM Distance Challenge over 725
Knows Uno won the Albion Park
group 1 Garrard’s Gold Cup in June, then the Imagetec Super Stayers at the same
track before his last start record breaking win in the Grafton Stayers Cup. The
Grafton race was the dog’s 29th victory.
drove to Melbourne with He Knows
Uno this week, rather than do a ‘’fly in, fly out’’ mission. He describes the
son of Primo Uno and Honeymoon’s Over as a ‘’one man dog’’ and would never be
suited being sent to the care of another trainer.
Knows Uno (pictured) has box eight in race four at 8.20 p.m.
Brett’s Glen Gallon is Dapto bound this Thursday night for an invitation race
called the Dapto Megastar over 508 metres. It’s a group 2 race of $40,000 to
timing is perfect, with the heats of the National Sprint Championship being run
at Albion Park seven nights later,’’ Brett said.
National Sprint and Distance Championships follow their usual format of heats
in six states. This year’s finals of both are being run on the spacious Hobart
track on Saturday, August 25.
Glen Gallon makes it to the grand final, it won’t be easy because we don’t have
a ‘’one turn’’ track here in Queensland.
Whoever goes to Hobart will
probably find it tough actually.’’
had an option to set Glen Gallon for the group 3 Darwin
Cup, which overlaps the Nationals.
dog will definitely be running in the Nationals rather than going to Darwin.
I think it’s a great honour if you get the chance to represent your state in a
National Championship,’’ Brett reasoned.
nominations for the National Sprint and Distance Championship heats at Albion
Park are due with the Brisbane
club this Monday, July 23, by 12 noon.
Victoria last night, trainer Michelle Mallia-Magri upset some big names when
her sprinter Blackall’s Boss won the group 2 $42,000 to the winner Shepparton Cup
over 450 metres.
The $8.20 chance
beat Graeme Bate’s Leeroy Rocker and Jason Thompson’s El Brooklyn into the
yesterday, the Tom Tzouvelis trained Western Diamond scored his second win in
The son of
Bombastic Shiraz and Zambezi Diamond scored over 630 metres at Ipswich
last Tuesday, coming from nearly last to score in 37.94.
It was another
strong performance in yesterday’s 630 metres event, this time running 37.79.
With his strength at the
finish of the 630 metres distance, Western Diamond wouldn’t be out of place in Albion
Park’s heats of the National
Distance Championship over 710 metres on Thursday night, August 2.
Story by Paul Dolan, photo by Corey