Zoom Out continues to soar

The feature races keep coming for lil’ Zoom Out who claimed her second feature at Shepparton on Saturday night and now has trainer Michelle Mallia-Magri saying she is the best female she has ever trained.

After taking out the $5,710 Mixed 6/7 Vic Bred Final at Shepparton (450m) in August 2017, where she was unbeaten throughout the two-week series, the daughter of Banjo Boy and Unquestionably replicated efforts in Saturday’s $14,150 Matchmaker Final (bitches only).

The Michelle Mallia-Magri trained sprinter jumped from box eight in both her heat and the final, clocking a best of the night 24.92sec in the 450-metre event.

Zoom Out also picked up an additional $1,000 in VICGREY’s bonus’.

WATCH: Zoom Out win the Matchmaker Final at Shepparton from box eight.

“She is unbelievable!” trainer Michelle Mallia-Magri said.

“She is so little (26 kilo’s), but she has a huge heart which continues to get her over the line.”

On Saturday night, Shepparton also held the Shepparton Classic for the male greyhounds which saw the Anthony Azzopardi trained Major Riot claim victory in a time of 25.163sec.

Zoom Out’s litter brother Burnout finished seventh in the Classic.

29063580_1473222382806981_1724778498645557248_oPICTURED: Anthony Azzopardi and his greyhound Major Riot who won the Shepparton Classic on Saturday night. 

“Zoom Out did it for the girls on Saturday night because she went faster than the boys,” Mallia-Magri said.

Zoom Out’s Matchmaker victory is off the back of her win in the $20,000 Lil Dickie Ballarat Oaks on February 7, where she claimed the $15,000 first prize by 7.84 lengths in a best of the night time of 25.15sec.

Zoom Out continues to be the shining light for the Magri family, who purchased Zoom Out and her brother Burnout after the passing of Mallia-Magri’s mother in-law.

“Zoom Out is the best female I have put a collar on,” Mallia-Magri said.

“She has even pick up a bit of a fan club throughout her career so far which is really flattering.”

Mallia-Magri is aiming to get Zoom Out ready for the Warrnambool and Bendigo Cup’s, making sure she has seen the tracks before the two country cup series come around.

Zoom Out is now a winner of $73,720 in prize money from just 24 starts, which include 14 wins and five second placings. This little blue chaser from Avalon is quickly stamping her little paw on Victoria’s racing circuit.

About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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