Due to the enormous rain were experiencing here in Queensland, Albion Park had to be abandoned yesterday, which also lead to the Vince Curry Qualies having to be moved to this coming Saturday. It also left us winless for Sunday, so we’re out to make amends tonight!
Albion Park. Race 5 Box 6. Tomorrows News. 8.08pm QLD time
Tomorrows News is almost 3 years old and very lightly raced, which leads me to believe he’s had a few injury problems. But boy has this bloke got some speed. On the 5th May last year this bloke produce one of the fastest runs of all time over 431m 24.80 from box 4 at Ipswich, running just outside the track record held by another Tony Brett runner in Ruff it. Tonights debut will be the dogs first go over 520m after only having one previous recorded run over 520 in a Qualifying trial. If this bloke gets to the lead tonight, it won’t matter if he can’t run the 520, because he should be so far in front the others won’t be able to catch him! With only one other runner able to show early speed, he’ll get clear running and burn right away from these. Great Bet!
Albion Park. Race 7. Box 3 Glen Gallon & Box 5 Cakes And Pies. 8.47pm QLD time
The best 8 showcases the Grand Champion here Glen Gallon and in a field like this he should be easily the first past the post. But he’ll be so short were gonna have to tip you into the exacta to gain acceptable odds. Cakes And Pies is the clear second pick here and theirs no doubt with clear running at any stage the little blue butch will fill the second place position here behind the Red Hot fav in Glen Gallon. So we’ve given u the top two, so now it’s up too you too fill the other placings and try and stitch up the exotics. Good Luck.
Angle Park. Race 9. Box 7 Kalden Mayhem 9.19pm NSW time.
The Grand old campaigner Kalden Mayhem lines up here, and thankfully for him theirs no Abdon Bale in this field. Abdon Bale has beaten the old bloke the last 3 times they’ve lined up but with his absencetonight this race is firmly in his grip. He’s easily the quickest dog in this field and the classiest by panels. He’s getting on in age but he’s showing no signs of stopping and he’s a great bet here tonight. Should possie up behind a couple here and prove way too good for these. Take the shorts he’ll win.
Bulli Greyhounds. Race 8. Box 7 Proven Maddy. 9.36pm NSW time.
Tonight’s feature race is the Cyril Rowe Gold Plate run over 472m with $25000 to the winner and Proven Maddy looks set to collect the winners cheque. He flew here last week and posted a near record 26.13! With two ordinary beginners both sides he should gain clear running early and if he can clear Hoover boy, from the red which he should easily do, he’ll streak away with this. Fixed price will be on offer by most of our corporates so jump in early and take the fixed price about this fellow.
Hobart Greyhounds. Race 7. Box 6 New Recruit. 9.44pm
New Recruit has had one paw on the till for a while now, and is way overdue for a win. He’s drawn the 6 box tonight, a box he’s never won from. However he’s saluted from every other box. This will be his 4th attempt tonight, and I’m hoping tonights his night. He put in a great effort here last week from the 8, and it’s no harder here for him out of the 6. He should be quite a healthy each way price. I’m just gonna stick with him till until he wins. Let’s hope tonight’s the night!
Shepparton Greyhounds. Race 5 Box 8 Bronelly Lad 8.33pm VIC time.
Really tough race here with some seriously promising chaser engaged. The very smart Super Colossal should start the favourite. But after last weeks run where he was only fair to begin I’m gonna tip against him. Kelly Bravo has her dogs going really well at the moment and Bronelly Lad has drawn the 8 here. This should see him stay out of trouble and he has the early speed to lead these. Only needs a slice of luck and maybe one or two to jam up behind him and he should be too good. Don’t take a short quote though, make no mistake this is a hard race. With many chances but I’m hoping the price should be right to have a little on this dog. Best of Luck.
One thing I’d like to mention is the impact the rain has on picking a winner at the dogs. Most people know how much of a impact the track conditions can make with horses, with trainers choosing to scratch their charges if the track conditions don’t suit. But we don’t have this luxury with the dogs, and there’s no doubt there are dogs that do perform better or worse when faced with a raining or a wet track.
I once witnessed a highly promising chaser having only her 3rd or so start stay in the boxes one night. The rain was teaming down and she started a long odds on favourite. But there was no way she wanted any part of it that night and chose to stay where it was warn and dry.
If I remember correctly she was brought back after her suspension only to do the same thing again when faced with a wet and rainy track.
The moral of the story is things seem to change when it rains and quite often I’ve found myself on the end of a loosing night when the rain has decided to show her face.
So if you are having a go on those cold wet days, don’t always expect things to go the way they should. History has taught me otherwise!
Editors Note: Tonight’s meeting at Bulli has been abandoned. A decision on when the Group 3 Cyril Rowe Gold Plate due to be held tonight will be run will be made in due course