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Xylia Allen added another group race to her already glittering career when she emphatically won the Group 3 Macro Meats Shootout at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

Trained by Jenny Hunt, Xylia Allen uncharacteristically speared the lids from box five and ran a scorching first section of 4.97 to clearly lead the field comprised of the fastest four greyhounds in Australia.
CLICK HERE for a replay of the Shootout

Once Xylia Allen jumped to the front it was all over, as the usually strong finisher raced against the clock.

In an ominous predication, kennel representative Joe Briffa, said that Xylia Allen was a little disappointing in her run home and that in the Melbourne Cup heats, the track-record may be in danger.

“When she jumped to the front I thought she would break 29 seconds, her run home wasn’t as good as it could be but she’ll improve in the Melbourne Cup heats next week” – JOE BRIFFA

“We’ve always known she’s a special greyhound and tonight she proved it again, she’s absolutely awesome,” Briffa said after the race.

Xylia Allen is eligible for the Sandown Triple Crown and if she wins the Melbourne Cup and the Sapphire Crown, she will take home a cool $1 million.

Paul Stuart’s Dyna Nalin (box 3 – $7.10) ran on gallantly for second with Ken Virtue’s Banjo Boy (Box 7 – $2.80) third and Punch One Out (box 1 – $3.40) for Grant Fennelly rounding out the field.

Xylia Allen’s career record now stands at 46 starts for 19 wins and 17 placings, with $454,000 in prize money.

Full results: CLICK HERE

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