Big Movers for Eastar Written by: racing
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Newly crowned SA Greyhound of the Year Honcho Monelli for trainer Tony Rasmussen showed he is still a force to be reckoned with after his brilliant performance last Thursday night at headquarters. He sizzled around the Angle Park loam sweeping home in a brilliant 29.64 over the 515m. He moved up 12 placings to now sit 7th on the order of entry into the “Eastar” Match Race series on Thursday 18th April. He is racing this Sunday night at Murray Bridge with the Anniversary Cup series later this month and then the “Eastar” the likely targets for the champion before he retires. Another big mover was the exciting Red Rock for Kirin Corby who ran a flying 29.44 on Monday night in a heat of the SA Launching Pad series to qualify for next Thursday nights final. He moved from 12th to now sit 2nd just behind star sprinter Shima Breeze who leads the “Eastar” standings with her brilliant 29.30. If Red Rock wins the final next Thursday night he will claim his spot in the rich Launching Pad series at Sandown with the heats starting on 4th April. If he makes it all the way to the final the “Eastar” will be out of the question however not making it all the way opens up the opportunity for him to take his spot in the exciting local Match Race series.


The “Eastar” will match the top 8 local greyhounds on times in 4 one on one match races with plenty of prizemoney on offer. The order of entry is based on winning times at Angle Park since December of last year however greyhounds can also improve their position by trialling on selected Thursday nights under certain conditions. Trials will be conducted on Thursday 21st March, Thursday 4th April and Thursday 11th April at the Angle Park race meetings over the 515m. Trainers are advised to check local domiciliary conditions with the GRSA grading department to ensure they are eligible for the series.


The top 20 greyhounds so far for the Eastar –

  1. Shima Breeze – 29.30
  2. Red Rock – 29.44
  3. Cawbourne Swade – 29.48
  4. Fabwik – 29.51
  5. Victa Ashley – 29.55
  6. Premier Double – 29.62
  7. Honcho Monelli – 29.64
  8. Querencia- 29.67
  9. Alicante Bouchet – 29.70
  10. Lektra Theory 29.72
  11. Bailey Rocks – 29.74
  12. Love Made Me – 29.74
  13. Westside Nippa – 29.74
  14. Star Anise – 29.80
  15. Vermouth – 29.80
  16. Gemtree Dynamo – 29.81
  17. Come On Enzo – 29.81
  18. Shima Mart – 29.83
  19. Jack Get Back – 29.84
  20. Shimando 29.86