Macro Meats Shootout Quinella for Bate

Last Thursday night Sandown was home to the highly anticipated Group 3 Macro Meats Shootout Final, which saw prolific dog trainer Graeme Bate secure a quinella in the event as his speedy runners Velocette and Turanza Bale finished first and second respectively.

Velocette jumped from box 1 and raced hard to provide Bate with his first win in the Shootout and the $20 000 to-the-winner prize. The winner finished two lengths ahead of kennel-mate Turanza Bale.

Last year’s Shootout champion Mantra Lad, securing a start after the scratching of Queen Lauryn, managed to come in third, three and three quarter lengths from the winner while Cosmic Rumble was a neck back in fourth.

Group 3 Macro Meats Shootout Final Results:

Place                     Greyhound                         Trainer                  Weight                 Margin (from the winner)

1                              VELOCETTE                         G J Bate                                34.6

2                              TURANZA BALE                 G J Bate                                35.5                        2

3                              MANTRA LAD                    G Jose                   32.8                        3.75

4                              COSMIC RUMBLE             D N McDonald   33.7                        4.00

Scratched – QUEEN LAURYN

Reserve – BIRTHDAY BOY