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LIFTOUT FORM GUIDE INDEX DUE TO ANY MEETING ADVERTISED IN NFG NOT MAKING OUR STRINGENT DEADLINES, PUNTERS CAN STILL OBTAIN THESE MEETINGS VIA FAX BY CONTACTING NGF’s PETER PEARSON ON (03) 93720677 WEDNESDAY FORM GUIDES INCLUDE: THURSDAY NIGHT’S FINAL of the SA St. Leger looks to be a cracking affair, with all three heat winners breaking 30-seconds, and series favourite, Victa Troy showing the way with a Best Of Night and new personal best 29.90 run. VICTA TROY looks the one to beat in the final after coming up with box four, and IF he can jump cleanly he will take a power of beating. Trained by Ron Schadow, Victa Troy has a great record on the track with 13 wins from 32 starts, and his current form is first rate too, with seven wins from his past 11 starts. SA Paul Rehmann A normally safe beginner with brilliant early pace, Victa Troy also has a good record from box four, with his six starts wearing the blue vest resulting in four wins and a second, so he does look to be the logical favourite for the final. Ron Schadow and GRSA’s ‘Hunnies’ accompanied Victa Troy on the podium after he’d landed an SA Derby heat in Best Of Night and a new PB 29.90 at Angle Park last Thursday night. KOOMBOOYANA GIRL looks to represent a big danger to Victa Troy after winning her past four starts for trainer, Bosco Stamenkovic, including her semi-final in a new personal best 29.96. Unbeaten in the series so far, Koombooyana Girl has only had 12 career starts, yielding five wins, and is unbeaten at Angle Park from her three starts. A similar chaser to Victa Troy, as she possesses good box manners and brilliant early pace, Koombooyana Girl is drawn awkwardly in seven but could still cross the field with a good start. SHAUN MATCOTT has a good chance of taking out the race with Lektra Train, Jessenia Bale, Darren Bale and Fridli Bale, all representing his kennel in the final. LEKTRA TRAIN looks to be Shaun’s best chance in the race after drawing the coveted rails alley for the final, especially after finishing second to Wot Price Jack from the same draw in a semi. A fair beginner with a good finish, Lektra Train has a poor record from box one but has the ability to be in the mix with a clean start. A five times from 19 outings on the track, Lektra Train ran a new personal best 30.04 three runs ago, and a similar run in the final could see him go close. JESSENIA BALE has had no luck in the series so far, and was unlucky again in a semi-final after checking off heels in her third place finish behind Koombooyana Girl. A well performed chaser with 10 wins from 26 starts on the track, including a personal best of 29.80, Jessenia Bale has drawn box two in the final and a return to her best form could see her pull off an upset on the night. DARREN BALE has a firm record on the track with six wins from 14 starts, but was well beaten when finishing third to Victa Troy in a semi. And with box five in the final, he looks to be well held. FRIDLI BALE ran home well when finishing second to Victa Troy in a heat but with just one win in seven starts on the track to his name and a horror draw of six, he’ll start at double-figure odds. WOT PRICE JACK scored at big odds in a semi-final, running a good 29.91 for his first win on the track, whilst trainer, Mick Giniotis will be hoping for a repeat in the final. A potential talent who has had just the two starts at Angle Park for one success, Wot Price Jack has drawn box eight this time, which could be a problem, considering his poor form from wide draws. From a total of nine starts out of boxes six seven and eight, Wot Price Jack has only scored once. and with plenty of early speed in the final, it’s hard to see him getting across early. TRUMBY ran a good solid race when finishing second to Koombooyana Girl in last Thursday night, and with box three in the final he’s a realistic place chance for trainer, Kim Johnstone. A winner of five of his 19 starts on the track, including a strong personal best of 30.03, Trumby is only a moderate beginner and will need to get a good run on the rail through the first turn to have a chance. Reserves for the final are Buddy Magician for Chris Cotton and My Little Star for Bosco Stamenkovic. The Meadows The Gardens Albion Park Rockhampton Angle Park Cannington Horsham Ballarat Nowra THURSDAY Sandown Park Geelong Elwick Maitland Dapto Grafton Ballarat Albion Park Mandurah Angle Park FRIDAY Shepparton Traralgon Ipswich Wentworth Park The Gardens Casino Gawler SATURDAY The Meadows Wentworth Park The Gardens Richmond Mt. Gambier (Sunday) Launceston (Monday) The above form guides may change without notice due to box draws being held over or nominations extended due to insufficient noms at the time of printing. OUR EXPERTS SELECT THEIR BEST BET FOR THIS WEEK John Pearson NGF WENTWORTH PARK (SAT) RACE 3 NO. 7 GAIL ALLEN Matt Campbell SANDOWN PARK (THU) RACE 2 NO. 1 WONGAWILLI WALA Mark Pearson NGF MAITLAND (THU) RACE 5 NO. 8 JUST FOR FLOYD NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax. 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