Langton Says Don’t Sleep On Midday Snooze

YOU heard it here first - exciting prospect Midday Snooze is a name greyhound racing fans will be hearing a lot of in the next 12 months.

Adam Dobbin

30 July 2021

YOU heard it here first.

Midday Snooze is a name greyhound racing fans will be hearing a lot of in the next 12 months.

Trained by Angela Langton, the lightly raced 21-month old is still putting all the pieces together but is exhibiting talent which suggests he’s going to furnish into a potential top flight prospect.

All the parts are there – speed, strength and a relentless competitive nature which has Langton confident that the exciting youngster is on the cusp of a very bright future.

“He’s a really nice young dog showing plenty of ability,” Langton said.

“When I started him off at Geelong he really wasn’t ready to be honest so he’s been learning what it’s all about on the run. He was showing ability so I threw him in at the deep end and he’s just kept improving.

“There’s no doubt he’s got plenty of ability and I’m confident he can turn into a real handy dog with more time and experience. I really like what I’m seeing from him.”

Midday Snooze – boasting three wins and two seconds from seven starts – continues his progression through the ranks in race 11 at The Meadows on Saturday night.

Drawn box four, the son of Group 1 Maturity Classic winners Mepunga Blazer (2017) and Mepunga Hayley (2014) is the warm $2.1 favourite ahead of Aston Lee at $2.80.

Midday Snooze goes into the race off an eye-catching second at the venue last week where he did everything wrong imaginable, a start on from leading all-the-way at the track in a fast 30.08 eight-length romp.

“His effort to finish second last week was fantastic,” Langton said.

“He did everything wrong but was still there at the finish which is the sign of a really good dog. He is still learning and is very raw but he’s a great chaser.

“And that’s what we are seeing from all the Mepunga Blazer’s we have. They just chase so damn hard.”

Saturday night’s meeting at The Meadows sees Langton and partner Jeff Britton head to the races with no less than seven live chances.

In race six, Langton rugs up Star Blazer from box one over the 725 metres, taking his place after his gallant runner-up performance behind Hank The Hustler in last week’s Group 3 The Fireball.

“His run last week was great in a very strong race,” Langton said.

“He’s never far away in his races and should get his chance on Saturday night from box one. He loves The Meadows as well – he hasn’t missed a place at the track and distance.”

FIELDS AND FORM THE MEADOWS SATURDAY NIGHT

Best Bet: Race 11 Number 4 Midday Snooze

Next Best: Race 3 Number 5 Call Me Buster

Best Value: Race 4 Number 5 Graclyn Bale

Quaddie: 1,3,6 – 1,2,3 – 2,4 – 1,2,3