Jungle Deuce ready to compete at Temora

Forbes trainer Raymond Smith is confident that Jungle Deuce (left) will do well at Temora today. File photo.
Forbes trainer Raymond Smith is confident that Jungle Deuce (left) will do well at Temora today. File photo.

Fresh off his win at non-graded Temora Ex-Services Club Heat 2 last Friday night, Jungle Deuce is ready to take on the final tonight.

The Raymond Smith-trained Jungle Deuce is set to start from box three in tonight's Temora Ex-services Club Final and boasts the fastest qualifying time in the race.

Although he's got the a strong qualifying time, Smith said there is not much between him and his competitors.

Smith said that Jungle Deuce needs to have a better start to this race than what he had in last week's race so he doesn't have to work so hard to take the lead.

While this may be the case, Smith is confident that Jungle Deuce has a good chance of cinching the win, seeing as he's already come up against half of the field in last Friday's qualifier.

"It should be a good race, he's rearing to go."

Two other Smith-trained dogs are taking to the track tonight - Irinka Molly and Midnight Flash.

Both greyhounds are running in Race 5's Let's Do This NSW Get Vaxxed.

The race is a Non Graded 570metre, which may make it a little challenging for Irinka Molly, Smith said.

This is mainly down to the fact that this will be the first time she has run this distance.

Smith said that while this is the case, she is set to go from box one, which she has some familiarity with.

Midnight Flash has drawn the trickier start - box four, but she has been competing well at this distance, Smith said.

Smith said Midnight Flash also has some experience racing at the Temora track - having beaten Smith's other star runner Miss Ezmae there last month.

Smith is hoping that both Irinka Molly and Midnight Flash put in a good race.