MEGAN Keeping will be aiming to secure her first win at Sandown Park when she contests race 10 on Thursday night.
Trained by Kelly and Brett Bravo, Megan will jump from box three following on from a terrific third over the track and trip last week. Jumping well from box six on that occasion, Megan did plenty of work to find the lead around the first turn and worked to the line solidly, beaten just over two lengths in a handy 29.67.
Co-trainer Kelly Bravo said she was happy with Megan’s latest performance and is hoping she can begin just as well in this week’s event.
“She ran a good race last week, the dogs behind her were pretty strong but I thought she stuck on well at the finish,” Bravo said.
“There is a dog on her inside (this week) which has a fair bit of pace so I am hoping she can get out well and cross it.
“She has pulled up well after last week and she is feeling good – she is ready to go.”
Megan Keeping will be aiming to secure her 21st victory at start 50 on Thursday night, with the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Indigo Gem also having placed on 15 occasions, with over $40,000 collected in prize money earnings for the Race A Chaser Keeping Syndicate.
Megan Keeping will jump from box three in race 10 which is set to be run at 10:16pm AEDT.
In more Race A Chaser news, promising sprinter Noakis Girl has hit another small delay on her return to the track after pulling up slightly sore following a trial earlier this week.
However, Bravo said it wasn’t a serious setback and that she expects Noaki to be back in work next week.
“She trialled ok but she pulled up a bit sore so she will have the rest of this week off and then we will see where she is at.
“She is a bit touchy in the monkey muscle and in the front of the wrist.
“It isn’t a major concern, she should be back galloping again next week and she should be in again soon.”
Noaki has proven to be a more than handy performer in her limited starts to date, having won six from 11 with three minor placings.
Finally, Jaguara has settled in to his new home in Perth with leading WA trainer Steve Shinners. The son of Milldean Panther and Flamingo Sands made the move west earlier this week, with easier racing over the longer distances sure to suit him and enable him to develop into a quality greyhound as he matures and gains more confidence.