Hall Tips Rival Impact To Get Golden Run

GRAHAM Hall believes Impact has been handed a solo trial and almost been given the Group 3 Golden Ticket (520m) at Albion Park on Thursday night.

David Brasch

20 January 2022

GRAHAM Hall believes Impact has been handed a solo trial and almost been given the Group 3 Golden Ticket (520m) at Albion Park on Thursday night.

Hall has litter sisters Extra Malt and Spotted Elk (Paw Licking-It Gets Better) striving to run the quickest of the four two-dog match races that comprise the “final” of the Golden Ticket.

Extra Malt comes up against Magical Cyndie and Spotted Elk comes up against Louis Rumble in an intriguing clash of speedsters.

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Impact meets Aston Ulysses while Kooringa Lucy and Little Byrnes clash in the other match race.

“Impact was the fastest heat winner, he is lining up for a virtual solo trial and he is as good as anything going around,” said Hall of the Golden Ticket.

“I’m not so sure Aston Ulysses will be able to get close enough to Impact throughout their match to both him even though he is such a strong stayer.”

Of the chances of his own two bitches, Hall said Extra Malt is going as well as ever but needs to let Magical Cyndie get clear to the first turn.

“I wanted Malt to miss the kick in the four-dog heat last week, but she began too well, then got into first-turn trouble,” he said. “In 500 metre races, she needs a lot of luck.

“I know she is going as well as ever because after she failed at The Meadows on the night of The Phoenix she came home and trialled 30.13 around Ipswich the following Wednesday.

“I hope she gets a sit on Magical Cyndie and can get inside her passing the 600 metre boxes.”

Of Spotted Elk, runner-up in The Phoenix, he says there is just a couple of tenths between her and Extra Malt.

“Malt has always been those couple of tenths quicker,” said Hall.

Of the clash with Louis Rumble, Hall is “hoping” Spotted Elk can lead to the first turn.

“Then we will see if he is good enough to get around her,” he said.

Hall believes Kooringa Lucy too has a great chance to put herself right in the mix for the Golden Ticket.

“She has drawn nicely against Little Byrnes who will want to get off at the first turn,” said Hall. “That should give her a perfect run through.”