Redshift Won't Be Despised Tonight

By Jeff Collerson
Redshift Seven ran a mighty third when sent out a despised $81 outsider in last Saturday night's Ladbrokes Magic Maiden Final and is set to break through for his first win - but at a much shorter quote - after drawing box one in race one at Wentworth Park on Wednesday night. 

Redshift Seven was a luckless second, from box seven, to Nangar Gold in a slick 30.03 Magic Maiden heat before wearing the black rug again in the final, finishing third, beaten just over four lengths, by Vamos Penny and Nangar Gold in a fast 29.91s. 

Before last Saturday's race Redshift Seven's trainer John Little said: "I was pleased with his second in the heats on June 17 because that was the first time the dog had gone 520m. 

"He should run a good race in the final but I would be more confident if he had drawn box one.'' 

That is the draw Redshift Seven, from the first litter whelped by Little's former handy race bitch Taylor Made Star, will exit on Wednesday. 


While Redshift Seven looms as Wednesday's best value bet, the safest wager should be Rumble Master, who is chasing his 30th win in 58 starts in the 280m Free-For-All. 

Rumble Master was a heavily backed $1.50 favourite when he won in a brilliant 15.97s over the WP 280m trip last Wednesday and is ideally positioned in box one on Wednesday. 

"I was pleased with last week's win because Rumble Master dwelt at the start and then got onto the heels of the pacemaker Esther's Angel,'' trainer Jason Magri said. 

"Despite that little setback he kept going so it was a good win.''

Rumble Master's kennelmate Black Rampage resumes after nearly six months on the sidelines in race two, a 520m fifth grade. 

Black Rampage has clocked 30.20s at Wentworth Park and trainer Jason Magri believes the dog is going well enough to reproduce that sort of time. 

"He has been out with a hock injury but is going good again,'' Magri said. 

Hello Fernando came from last when a distant second in a sizzling 29.70s at his Wentworth Park debut last Wednesday and could go one better in this week's third event, the 520m Free Entry On Saturday Night fifth grade. 

"Hello Fernando hunts for the rails so while he went well from box eight last week, I definitely prefer him from an inside draw so box two this time looks suitable,'' trainer Lorraine Atchison said. 

"Before he raced at Wentworth Park last week Hello Fernando trialled 30.20 over 520m there and since his second placing he has been to Gosford for a 388m hit-out and gone nicely. 

"Hello Fernando has had a win and five placings from six starts and has good ability.'' 


Most trainers like to see their greyhounds draw box one but Mick Hardman was hoping for an outside draw with Zipping Bram, who will wear the red rug in Wednesday's 520m Free-For-All. 

"Zipping Bram has not raced for nearly six weeks but is trialling well,'' Hardman said. 

"I gave him a 472m trial at Bulli last Saturday and he went pretty quick. 

"Before the Wenty fields came out I told the dog's owner I wanted Zipping Bram to draw from box five out, preferably box eight. 

"He was beaten at his only race from box one but Zipping Bram has won from boxes two and three so is still in with a good chance.'' 

The presence of wide runner Bland Purr in box two could help Zipping Bram get a clear run to the first corner. 

Best Bet Rumble Master (race 4) 

Best Value Redshift Seven (race 1) 

Quaddie race 5 - 2, 5, 1 

Race 6 - 3, 5 

Race 7 - 4, 1, 7 

Race 8 - 1, 3, 2 

$20 for 37.03%