Daily Dogs – Friday, August 23

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Healesville: Race 2 (11:35am)
No. 3 Beth Ablaze

This is a maiden race which could obviously lead to anything, but Beth Ablaze has continued to improve with racing and looks a live chance of winning at a nice price ($7 at publish). The daughter of Cosmic Rumble ran an impressive race despite being unwanted in the market here two back and a repeat of that performance would see her tough to beat again.

Healesville: Race 4 (12:12pm)
No. 1 Dirty Azzurri

Dirty Azzurri will appreciate a substantial drop in class into the fourth at Healesville today and looks hard to beat. The son of Barcia Bale doesn’t win out of turn, but he’s returned several pleasing efforts this time and is rock-hard fit for this assignment. He arguably won’t be offered a better opportunity to win.

Healesville: Race 7 (1:12pm)
No. 4 Tansy

Tansy was luckless at his most recent effort but will have conditions to suit at Healesville this afternoon and the benefit of an empty box on his inside. A daughter of Fernando Bale, Tansy has returned plenty of excellent efforts down the straight at Healesville, including a nice PB. With appropriate luck, she’ll take beating.

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Healesville: Race 8 (1:39pm)
No. 4 Wazza Hawk

Wazza Hawk will carry winning form into the eighth at Healesville this afternoon and looks beautifully placed to record a second in succession. The son of Bella Infrared has continued to improve recently, but his last effort suggested that he’s returned to his best and he is another dog that will have the benefit of jumping next to an empty box.