Daily Dogs – Sunday, December 22

Albion Park: Race 5 (7:38pm AEDT)
No. 1 Keeps The Law

Keeps The Law has only made one appearance at the races so far, but could hardly have been more impressive on debut and can continue his rise through the grades today. The son of High Earner jumped well and never appeared in doubt, extending in the straight to win by four lengths. A repeat of that effort from Box 1 would be too good for these rivals.

Albion Park: Race 6 (7:59pm AEDT)
No. 8 Not Too Bossy

Not Too Bossy has been flying of late and looks tough to beat in the sixth at Albion Park this evening. The son of El Grand Senor took a few to find peak condition when resuming, but his last two efforts have been outstanding and importantly, his form from out wide is solid.

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Albion Park: Race 7 (8:21pm AEDT)
No. 7 Sandpaper Smithy

Sandpaper Smithy mixes his form a little, but he is capable of a big performance on his day and looms as a live chance at a price tonight ($9 at publish). The son of My Bro Fabio was a smart winner here last month and has been fair in three starts since; hitting the line well for second last time out. He’s rock-hard fit and can fight out the finish, with even luck.

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Albion Park: Race 8 (8:45pm AEDT)
No. 2 White Ox

White Ox doesn’t know how to run a bad race and looms as the one to beat in the eighth at Albion Park tonight. The son of Paw Licking has won six of his last seven starts, including five in succession leading into this contest. He can go straight to the lead from Box 2 and will give them something to chase.

Daily Dogs – Saturday, December 21

The Gardens: Race 1 (6:57pm AEDT)
No. 4 Thunda Touch

Thunda Touch has found a purple patch of form and can make it three wins in a row in the first at The Gardens this evening. The son of Magic Sprite rarely runs a bad race but has found particularly good form recently and was last seen delivering a decent field a thrashing defeat over 388m at Gosford. His form from central boxes is good and hopefully, he can send us off a winner.

The Gardens: Race 5 (8:27pm AEDT)
No. 2 Lilly Banner

Lilly Banner will take winning form into the fifth at The Gardens tonight and looks well placed to make it two in a row. The daughter of Dyna Double One hasn’t finished worse than second at her last five appearances but was particularly impressive when a dominant winner in slick time last time out, and a repeat of that effort from Box 2 tonight would be too good for these rivals.

The Gardens: Race 10 (10:19pm AEDT)
No. 4 Laurie's Flyer

Laurie’s Flyer doesn’t know how to run a bad race and looms as the one to beat in the tenth at The Gardens tonight. The talented son of Fernando Bale won five in succession before finishing third in a tougher race here last time out and with appropriate luck from the central box, he can return to winning form.

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The Gardens: Race 11 (10:44pm AEDT)
No. 1 Akubra Queen

Akubra Queen is a model of consistency and looks a live chance at a price in the last at The Gardens ($11 at publish). The daughter of Crash beat a handy field to the line over 340m two back before flashing home late from the outside box to finish second last time out. Back to box 1, I can’t find a reason why she won’t be in the finish again.

Daily Dogs – Friday, December 20

Wentworth Park: Race 5 (7:37pm AEDT)
No. 2 Fire On Ice

Fire On Ice is an above-average greyhound and will take beating in the fifth at Wentworth Park tonight. The daughter of Fernando Bale strung together four wins in succession through November and hit the line well to finish third at this track and distance last week. She’s drawn well in Box 2 and is ready to win again.

Wentworth Park: Race 6 (7:58pm AEDT)
No. 2 Chilli Cheal

Chilli Cheal will carry winning form into the sixth at Wentworth Park tonight and is up to making it two in a row. The son of Barcia Bale ha continued to improve with racing recently, but his last start effort suggested that he has hit peak condition and a repeat of that effort from his inside draw would see him winning again.

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Wentworth Park: Race 7 (8:18pm AEDT)
No. 2 Ibrox Sandman

Ibrox Sandman faces a rise in class at Wentworth Park tonight, but he has been racing well and is over the odds at a huge price ($34 at publish). The son of Fabregas hasn’t missed a placed at his last three starts and was last seen recording a smart win at this track and distance. He’ll need to be at his best to beat a couple of these, but he is more than capable of filling a place.

Wentworth Park: Race 8 (8:38pm AEDT)
No. 2 Kid Candle

The early scratching of Canya Star has left Kid Candle as clearly the runner to beat in the eighth at Wentworth Park tonight. Kid Candle has been racing well in tough races recently and should be able to dictate terms in this contest from the inside of the field. With appropriate luck, he can lead the whole way.

Daily Dogs – Thursday, December 19

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Hobart: Race 3 (7:58pm AEDT0
No. 5 Bobby Lava

Bobby Lava will take winning form into the third at Hobart tonight and with even luck from the central box, is up to fighting out the finish again at a nice price ($7 at publish). The son of Barcia Bale has returned a few competitive efforts recently and recorded a well-deserved win over 515m last time. This looks a pretty open race and he’s a leading contender.

Hobart: Race 5 (8:40pm AEDT)
No. 8 Peco Can

Peco Can is the first emergency for this Hobart Thousand Final and if she doesn’t gain a start in that race, looks very tough to beat in this. The daughter of Fernando Bale is an above-average athlete and has returned to the track in typically smart form this time, which included a dominant win in slick time here at Hobart last month.

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Hobart: Race 8 (9:49pm AEDT)
No. 2 Hooked On Scotch

Hooked On Scotch is one of the country’s premiere greyhounds and he can continue his impressive run of form with a win in tonight’s Hobart Thousand Final. The son of Barcia Bale doesn’t know how to run a bad race and recorded consecutive wins in slick time at Sandown Park three and four starts back before finishing a close-up third in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup Final. His performance for second in a heat here last week was fair, but he’s drawn an absolute peach tonight and will take beating.

Hobart: Race 10 (10:50pm AEDT)
No. 8 Snow Baroque

Snow Baroque will take winning form into the last at Hobart tonight and with even luck, can fight out the finish again. A daughter of the legendary Fernando Bale, Snow Baroque has returned several pleasing efforts recently, but her last-start effort to win by several lengths, in slick time at a similar sprint trip was particularly impressive. A repeat of that effort would see her winning again, but nothing less would be required from out wide.

Daily Dogs – Wednesday, December 18

Ballarat: Race 5 (8:17pm AEDT)
No. 4 Callister

Callister typically races well at Ballarat and will take beating in the fifth tonight. The son of Fabregas has generally been stepping out in tougher company than he strikes tonight but recorded a smart win at The Meadows last month and has been competitive in a few races since. With even luck from the central box, he can return to the winner’s stall.

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Ballarat: Race 6 (8:37pm AEDT)
No. 6 Cell Block Tango

This is shaping as one of the more open contests at Ballarat tonight and I give a runner like Cell Block Tango a real chance of saluting, at a price ($14 at publish). The daughter of High Earner doesn’t win out of turn, but she also rarely runs a bad race and was last seen hitting the line well for second over 525m at The Meadows. She’s rock-hard fit and can fight out the finish again.

Ballarat: Race 8 (9:23pm AEDT)
No. 1 El Grand Knocka

El Grand Knocka will take winning form into the eighth at Ballarat tonight and looks well placed to make it two in a row. The son of El Grand Senor has been airborne of late, winning two of his last three including one at this track and distance three starts back. He is rock-hard fit and can make his own luck from Box 1.

Ballarat: Race 11 (10:29pm AEDT)
No. 6 Optimus Steel

Optimus has been a strong and consistent performer recently and looks the one to beat in the eleventh at Ballarat. The son of Barcia Bale has won three of his last four starts and while this does look to be a small rise in grade, he looks more than up to it. He needs only luck from the potentially sticky box 6 to fight out the finish once more.

Daily Dogs – Tuesday, December 17

Lismore: Race 3 (7:28pm AEDT)
No. 1 Sam's Way

Sam’s Way has been racing well in harder company than he strikes at Lismore tonight and can return to winning form. The son of Magic Sprite recorded an impressive win in slick time at Albion Park three back and has since finished fifth in two tougher races. He’s drawn ideally in Box 1 and will be hard to beat.

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Gosford: Race 5 (8:18pm AEDT)
No. 1 Miss Kintaka

There is a bit of depth in this race and it looms as one of the more open contests at Gosford tonight as a result, and I think that lays the foundation for a dog like Miss Kintaka to run a big race at a nice price ($9 at publish). The daughter of Kinloch Brae is typically a strong and consistent performer and resumed from a spell to finish third in Grade 5 company at Goulburn. She’s bound to improve and is up to winning.

Lismore: Race 8 (9:08pm AEDT)
No. 7 Noela's Boy

Noela’s Boy has returned several pleasing efforts recently and looms as the one to beat in the eighth at Lismore tonight. The son of Paw Licking has won two of his last four starts, finishing second on another occasion and he only requires appropriate luck in running to be in the finish again.

Gosford: Race 8 (9:18pm AEDT)
No. 1 Gina Spaghetti

Gina Spaghetti will take winning form into the eighth at Gosford tonight and looks well placed to win again, particularly after drawing Box 1. The daughter of Go Wild Teddy rarely runs a bad race, but her win at Richmond last time out was particularly slick and a repeat would see her beating these rivals with relative ease.

Daily Dogs – Monday, December 16

Healesville: Race 10 (2:15pm AEDT)
No. 3 Lektra Elsa

Lektra Elsa loves racing down the straight at Healesville and looks well placed to return to winning form at Healesville this afternoon. The daughter of My Bro Fabio has returned several pleasing efforts of last, including a dominant win here last time. She never got into the race after running into trouble early last week but is primed for a big performance today and has the benefit of an empty box on her outside.

Healesville: Race 11 (2:30pm AEDT)
No. 1 Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly is another dog that is looking to bounce back from a luckless effort when he steps out at Healesville today and he looks well placed to do so. The son of Dyna Double One has won three of his last five starts and is drawn to receive all the favours today from Box 1. With appropriate luck, he’ll be hard to run down.

Albion Park: Race 6 (8:55pm AEDT)
No. 3 Wazz's Out

Wazz’s Out has been in outstanding form of late and looms as the one to beat in the sixth at Albion Park tonight. The son of Barcia Bale won four races in succession, three of which in particularly slick time and ran on well to finish second in a tougher race here last time out. He’s rock-hard fit and needs only to step well to be in the finish.

Albion Park: Race 7 (9:16pm AEDT)
No. 8 It Ain't Billy

It Ain’t Billy’s strong form was rewarded with a smart win at this track and distance last week and he looks well placed to make it two in a row tonight. The son of Oaks Road has returned several pleasing efforts of late, but his last-start performance and win was particularly slick and a repeat of that effort would see him winning again.

Daily Dogs – Sunday, December 15

Richmond: Race 3 (6:38pm AEDT)
No. 3 Benji Buttons

Benji Buttons has been airborne of late and looms as the one to beat in the third at Richmond this evening. The son of Barcia Bale has won each of his last four races, each in excellent time and with even luck from Box 3, it’s tough imagining any of these rivals besting him.

Richmond: Race 7 (8:05pm AEDT)
No. 2 Legendary Opal

Legendary Opal has been a strong and consistent performer recently and looks a live chance again at Richmond. The son of Black Magic Opal hasn’t finished worse than second at his last five starts; recording a nice win at this track and distance two back before just missing over 330m last time out. Back to the 400m looks perfect for him.

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Richmond: Race 9 (8:47pm AEDT)
No. 1 Rampage Rascal

Rampage Rascal has mixed his form a little this time, but he has still returned several pleasing efforts and looks to have conditions to suit at Richmond tonight, particularly having drawn Box 1. The son of Comic Rumble typically keeps his best performances for Richmond and was a dominant winner in Grade 5 company here last month.

Richmond: Race 10 (9:05pm AEDT)
No. 8 Zen Mistress

Zen Mistress has been a model of consistency and looks a lovely bet in the tenth at Richmond tonight. The daughter of Fernando Bale hasn’t missed a place at her last four appearances; comfortably breaking her maiden two back before finishing second in a tougher race last time. A couple of her key rivals have only been fair at this grade, while she is proven.

Daily Dogs – Saturday, December 14

Wentworth Park: Race 5 (8:18pm AEDT)
No. 2 Street Brawler

Street Brawler has found a purple patch of form and looms as the one to beat in the fifth at Wentworth Park tonight. The son of Trewly Special rarely runs a bad race and has won each of his last three in impressive fashion. With even luck, he’ll be in the finish again.

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Wentworth Park: Race 6 (8:43pm AEDT)
No. 1 Kipling

Kipling has been a standout performer this campaign and is primed to win another at Wentworth Park tonight after drawing Box 1. The son of Fernando Bale has won six of his last eight starts, four in particularly slick time and he is rock-hard fit for this assignment. If he gets a clear passage early, it’s tough imagining any of these getting the better of him.

Wentworth Park: Race 7 (9:08pm AEDT)
No. 6 China O'Brien

China O’Brien has returned several pleasing efforts recently and looks tough to beat at Wentworth Park tonight. The daughter of My Bro Fabio hasn’t finished worked than second at her last three starts, which included a smart win in slick time from out wide here two back. A repeat of that effort would see her far too good again.

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Wentworth Park: Race 9 (9:49pm AEDT)
No. 7 Casino Ace

This is a decent race and Casino Ace was only fair to the line here last time out, but his form prior was excellent and I think he’s worth another shot at around the $7 mark. The son of Fernando Bale won three in a row leading into his last effort, including one in smart time at Richmond in late November.  

Daily Dogs – Friday, December 13

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Wentworth Park: Race 5 (7:19pm AEDT)
No. 8 Where's Ella

Where’s Ella has found a purple patch of home and looms as the one to beat in the fifth at Wentworth Park tonight. The daughter of Where’s Pedro has won five of her last six, placing on the other occasion and she was last seen recording a nine-length win at Nowra. A repeat of that effort would see her winning again.

Wentworth Park: Race 6 (7:37pm AEDT)
No. 4 Fernando Porsche

Fernando Porsche will take winning form into the sixth at Wentworth Park tonight and looks well placed to record another, particularly with an empty box on his outside. The son of Fernando Bale has mixed his form a little this time, but his last-start performance in slick time suggested that he has found top gear and with even luck, he’ll be in the finish again.

Wentworth Park: Race 9 (8:38pm AEDT)
No. 8 Miss Money Bags

Miss Money Bags doesn’t know how to run a bad race and looks tough to beat again at Wentworth Park tonight. The daughter of Barcia Bale won four in succession, including one in slick time at Goulburn two back and was last seen finishing third in Grade 5 company here. She can stay away from early trouble from out wide and finish over the top.

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Wentworth Park: Race 10 (8:57pm AEDT)
No. 3 Towering Dawn

Towering Dawn doesn’t win out of turn but is capable of a high-rating performance on her day and looms as a live each-way chance of saluting in the last ($11 at publish). The two-year-old hit the line well to finish third at this track and distance last time out and should be able to find a position close to the pace from Box 3.