Racing trophies up for grabs at Tabtouch Park Mandurah

Katsuro Sahara with trainer Michael Johnston and owner Darren Raines.
Katsuro Sahara with trainer Michael Johnston and owner Darren Raines.

IT IS a bumper double header at Tabtouch Park Mandurah this weekend with three trophies up for grabs over two nights of racing.

Brilliant 405m specialist Astrophysic heads a competitive field in the Essential Refrigeration The Shorts on Friday evening and on Saturday the winner of both the Spring Gift (490m) and Distance Potential (647m) will be determined.

Astrophysic has an amazing record over the 405m trip with 31 wins from 40 starts but incredibly is yet to claim a feature race in his career.

The speedy Paul Stuart-trained dark brindle is a huge hope to break the hoodoo in The Shorts with the benefit of the rails alley in the final after he qualified as the fastest runner with run of 22.47 in his heat.

The main threat is Activator, the Tania Thomas-prepared greyhound which has saluted in three of his past four attempts.

Activator will jump out of box four and has a superb winning strike from that alley.

Yunderup Dozer clocked the quickest time from the Spring Gift heats and from an inside draw in the final he should play a key role.

Other greyhounds with big prospects in the race are Katsuro Sahara, Fun Boss and the strong running Stangafied.