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Gosford Witnesses Second Track Record In Three Weeks

It was a case of deja vu at Gosford tonight with another track record falling, this time over the 400 metres. Tracey Bruce’s talented sprinter Cawbourne Havoc returned from a 12-week spell and shattered the previous record held by All Tommie, clocking 22.47 in an astonishing display.

This beautifully bred son of Brett Lee and American Spot reduced the record set in 2012 by 0.14, with a sizzling early split of 10.50 and an equally impressive run home time of 12.00. Bruce was elated with the performance, which she watched with her family at their Hunter Valley property.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the time. The kids and I were cheering for him to win and I was so happy he did, then when I saw the time I started to cry.”

“I wasn’t sure whether the I’d read the time correctly and my ten year old kept saying it was right.”

Exiting from box seven in the Masters event, Marie Burton’s Soaring Eagle was made the $1.80 favourite from box one, however the race was all over in a matter of seconds once the black and white flash jumped straight to the lead and gapped his rivals by six lengths at the finish.

Cawbourne Havoc had his last race start at The Gardens back on July 18, where he finished last over the 515 metres after finding a heap of trouble. Bruce acknowledged that despite a hindering wrist injury, the talent this greyhound possesses is simply stunning.

“He has broken track records before but only in trials so unfortunately it doesn’t count. He’s such a beautiful dog and nothing ever worries him. The cat can walk past his kennel and he won’t even move.”

Cawbourne Havoc recorded his fifteenth career win tonight from start number forty one and appears to be showing no signs of slowing down even at three and a half years of age.

“He has terrible wrist problems and that prevents him from racing all the time. He always does well off a spell and I couldn’t be happier at his age to still be running such fast times.”

Bruce is an extremely family orientated woman and was quick to acknowledge the hard work her husband Jarred and son Chase put into their training operations.

“I’m just so happy for my husband and son Chase. He always talks about track records, even if he doesn’t know the person and he gets so excited when a dog breaks the record. I can only imagine how he’s feeling right now.”

“My husband and son do all the hard work going to trials and the race track, whilst I stay at home and focus more on the fitness side of the dogs. We haven’t had much luck lately so hopefully this is the start of a good run.”

This victory was made even more special with Bruce’s father recently having major heart surgery, with early reports the operation was a resounding success.

In what is a wonderful reward for perseverance and hard work, greyhound racing is always capable of providing a moment of jubilation that can put the biggest smile on someone’s face even in the most testing of times.

Buckle Up Wes A Top Chance For Tassie

‘Fantastic’ is the word that leading Tasmanian mentor Ted Medhurst has used to describe having a runner in this Saturday night’s Group One Topgun at The Meadows.

Medhurst will put the polish on Buckle Up Wes, one of the best sprinters the Apple Isle has ever produced and the pair are aiming to give their home state it’s first win in the invitation-only feature since its inaugural running in 1993.

“His group level form in the last 12 months has been fantastic and so has his recent form. I thought he’d get an invite and hopefully he’ll do us proud”, Medhurst enthused.

Buckle Up Wes hasn’t been seen since August when he won the Tasmanian Sprint Championship final at Launceston.

The son of Collision and Everlong Bale looked to be one of the leading contenders heading into the National Final at Cannington, before he was scratched and it was revealed that he had pulled up sore after his victory.

Medhurst says that his charge is now back to his best and is ready to take on the nation’s elite.

“He has had a fair bit of work. As soon as we corrected his injury problem he has been on the walking machine every morning and that’s kept him fit. He has had a lot of galloping up our straight at home and he has had enough trials to get his fitness satisfactory, that’s for sure.”

“He’s lovely and sound. He has had a nice little break and is fresh and ready to go.”

Buckle Up Wes has drawn box five in the $150,000-to-the-winner feature, but Medhurst believes that his dynamic black chaser has what it takes to overcome the poor draw.

“He is reliant on a good beginning. If he begins fairly well he has got high speed to the first peg so I don’t really think the box draw is that bad.”

“He has just got to come out nice and use that speed. If he does, the box draw isn’t as vital.”

Buckle Up Wes is already a winner at Group One level at The Meadows having won this year’s Australian Cup in a fast 29.74. Knowing that he can handle the track, Medhurst was happy to keep the 31 kilogram speedster home in the lead up to the Topgun.

“I thought about trialling him, but we took him over and trialled him before the Australian Cup and he had never been there and he ran sensational, his sectionals were really good and he ran 29.70 odd first look.”

“If we took him back and trialled him now he’d run that and you’d be happy, so we may as well do that in the race.”

It won’t be an easy task for the Tasmanian with six individual Group One winners in contention for top honours. Chica Destacada, winner of the National Sprint Championship, has drawn beautifully in box one, as has Keybow which will jump from box two.

Keybow is one of two runners for Darren McDonald, who also has Awesome Project engaged from box six.

Jeff Britton has had a terrific 2014 and will also rug up two runners in the final. Oakvale Destiny has drawn box three while Mepunga Hayley, the winner of this year’s Maturity Classic at The Meadows, has gained a start after the scratching of Queenslander Flash Reality.

Brilliant NSW bitch Zipping Willow will have to work hard to cross the field from box eight, while recent Adelaide Cup winner Allen Deed is drawn ideally in box seven.

The Andrea Dailly trained chaser is one of the finalists which Medhurst rates hardest to beat.

“Allen Deed is in form, he is obviously going to be a hard dog to beat and I have high respect for Keybow.”

“Keybow is a great dog and has run really quick times at The Meadows in the past. I’m sure Darren wouldn’t have him in it unless he was really primed for the race.”

As Medhurst puts the finishing touches on his kennel star, which will fly to Melbourne on Friday morning, he admits feeling excited ahead of one of the biggest races of his training career.

“It’s more being proud that he has been invited and that he is in the race. It’s such a big thrill to have a dog that’s good enough to be in the Topgun, in particular this dog.”

“It would be fantastic (if he could win) but nothing will change what we think of Wes if not”.

Steven Long Fined $1000 For Positive Swab

Offence Charged:
Mr. Steven Long failed to present the greyhound Midnight Strike free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club on Monday, 23 June 2014.

Report:
Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of pre-race urine sample taken from the greyhound Midnight Strike at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Steven Long, Mr. David Batty (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Long with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound Midnight Strike free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014 given that the pre-race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance ‘Prednisone and Prednisolone’.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules a breach of GAR83 (2) and (3) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Monday, 20 October 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Steven Long represented himself.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Steven Long pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB determined that Mr. Long was guilty as charged and imposed a fine of $1,000 (with $500 of this amount suspended for a period of 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 (2) and (3) in that period).

In assessing the penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Longs’ guilty plea;
(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Prednisone and Prednisolone and how and when the offences occurred;
(c) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;
(d) Prior penalties for similar category 2 prohibited substance offences;
(e) Mr. Longs’ character and his clean history in the greyhound industry.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified Midnight Strike from Event 7 – The Sita Australia – Grade 5 – at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014 and amended the placings accordingly.

What are Prednisone and Prednisolone?
Prednisone is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids and Prednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. In humans they are used for different inflammatory or autoimmune diseases and conditions. In dogs it’s a prescription drug used to treat various conditions such as Addison’s disease, inflammation from arthritis, allergies, and certain autoimmune diseases.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 21st 2014

Today we are off to Angle Park after the cancellation of Gawler’s meeting. Take advantage of the many different free bets offered by ARG and back a winner. Good luck and good punting.

Race No. 6Gawler South Bakery Mixed Stake …2:24 PM
3/4/5 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,370 Prizemoney.
1st: $950 2nd: $280 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAN OF MANNERS381622.96Ben Rawlings
2BOSS POWER BULL222322.92John Hancock
3WIRED FOR SOUND624622.45Robert Isaacson
4JAK AND HOPE118223.08Kenneth Newlyn
5TEN ACES712122.75Petar Jovanovic
6EMERLEY WIZARD433622.76Peter Hurley
7AVID TYSON163122.27Tony Lagana
8VELOCITY BREEZE677422.46Kim Johnstone
9BLACK TIE AFFAIR835522.78Rebecca Mcauley-fry
10KIKEM PLUGGER647523.27Raymond Murray

Avid Tyson had been struggling for a little while but she showed that she is back to her best with a brilliant 22.64 Gawler win last week. The most impressive part of that win was that Cash Or Credit landed just behind her and she was still able to hold him off. She looks well placed in the wide draw today and if she gets away with them she should put a space in them. Velocity Breeze is a class act and she looks the obvious danger, her recent form doesn’t look to flashy but she has been missing the start of late and I’m expecting her to show some improvement. Ten Aces has won two of his three SA starts to date and he must be respected, however the box draw is against him today and he will need a lot of things to go his way early. Man Of Manners rounds out the chances, he is a keen railer and he should get every chance to feature from the good draw.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Avid Tyson

Trifecta: 7/1,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,7,8/1,5,7,8/1,2,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 7,8/1,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 9Blakes Crossing Veterinary Servi…3:16 PM
6 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,125 Prizemoney.
1st: $780 2nd: $230 3rd: $115.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK PEES478422.89Rebecca Mcauley-fry
2FLASH TYSON175623.34Tony Lagana
3KARA ROTO741422.93Todd Kelly
4ALLEN JANGO1747NBTWendy Matcott
5LEKTRA BETTY134723.89Wendy Matcott
6CEE WALKER572622.98Kenneth Newlyn
7ZERO FAITH642722.97Rebecca Mcauley-fry
8REVERT BALE5X4423.18Wendy Matcott
9KILLER’S BOUNTY168823.65Ben Rawlings
10EMERLEY OCCA558623.05Ross Panagiotou

Kara Roto is normally a very reliable beginner and with the lack of speed drawn underneath her she should get every chance to score. She has won two of four over this trip and this is the weakest race that she has contested for some time. With a clean getaway she should drive to the early lead and score. Revert Bale looks suitably drawn in the pink and she should be able to improve on some luckless runs of late, she has been placed in two of her three tries here and the smaller field should suit. Flash Tyson is the interesting runner, she was a solid debut winner at Gawler but she hasn’t done much since and if she goes around at silly odds she may be worth a saver bet. Lektra Betty is the only other winning prospect but I think she is better suited to something longer, include her in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kara Roto

Exacta: 3,8/2,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 2 & 8 ($2 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/2,5,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 1: Jackson Bee

Kevin Jakobi Disqualified For Clenbuterol Positive Swab

Offence:
Mr. Kevin Jakobi failed to present the greyhound Flaming Winter free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club on Monday, 14 April 2014.

Report:
Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of post-race urine sample taken from the greyhound Flaming Winter at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Kevin Jakobi, Mr. David Batty (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Jakobi with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound Flaming Winter free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014 given that the post-race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules a breach of GAR83 (2) and (3) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Monday, 20 October 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Kevin Jakobi represented himself.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Kevin Jakobi pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB determined that Mr. Jakobi was guilty as charged and disqualified him for a period of 6 months, with 3 months of this disqualification period suspended for 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 during this 12 month period, effective from Monday, 20 October 2014.

In assessing penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Jakobi’s guilty plea;
(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Clenbuterol and how and when the offences occurred;
(c) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;
(d) Prior penalties for similar category 3 prohibited substance offences;
(e) Mr. Jakobis’ character and his clean history in the greyhound industry.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified Flaming Winter from Event 1 – The Midland Irrigation – Tier 3 – Maiden at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014 and amended the placings accordingly.

OPSM Needed – And Then Some

Stewards Report, Race 1, Geelong, 17 October.

“Arejay Smokey (8) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Zipping Spike (6)”.

No way. These two never touched. Not even close.

Stewards Report, The Meadows, 18 October.

Race 1
“Untraceable (8) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Starc (7), Allen Wake (6), Gold Affair Two (5) and Echelonic Action (4)”.

After the jump, Untraceable crossed to half way to the rail, not all the way. Starc was slow to jump and not affected. Allen Wake may have brushed with Untraceable but the impact was small. Gold Affair Two and Echelonic Action never got involved with Untraceable which was well in front of them at all stages. They just got cluttered up in the middle of the field. It happens.

Race 3
“Gorham Bale (4) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Lead Into Demise (2) and Thunder Eyes (1)”.

No way. Gorham Bale, always a slow beginner, tucked in behind the other two dogs, which then tangled with each other, mostly because Thunder Eyes was trying to move up the track. Having done that, the way was clear on the rail for Gorham Bale to move up and eventually record a nice win.

Race 6
“Tweak (6) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Darbain Dasher (5), Kayo Marciarno (4), Athos (3), Deadly Boy (2) and Heaps Of Ability (1)”.

Never happened. Tweak never touched another dog and was well in front of those mentioned. The smash as they rounded the nearby corner was entirely due to Heaps of Ability running off. In any event Kayo Marciano, always a moderate beginner, was unaffected by that clash and got a rails run up to 3rd spot as a result.

Race 11
”Skyfire (4) crossed to the rail approaching the first turn checking Girthy (1) and Whistler Bale (2). Girthy checked off Under Taker on the first turn (3)”.

Not so. Skyfire was clear of the others. The “checking” was due to Girthy moving off the rail and contacting the other runner. It raced in the centre of the track for the rest of the race. The second sentence amplifies that.

Comment

The regular instances of misreading of races by stewards could be getting boring to readers but these mentions are necessary to indicate a significant and persistent problem. We don’t know but perhaps some of it emerges from wild assumptions made from head-on shots which are not available to the public (which would be how they confirmed a fighter in Race 12 at The Meadows). Obviously, they should be cross-checked with other views, but apparently that does not happen.

Whatever the cause, these reports are seriously misleading and therefore lead to a lack of confidence in anything stewards do. That is not a good advertisement for the industry.

They must also be seen in the context of stewards’ general disregard to large variations in form, as have often been noted in these columns. Just to name two, both Starc and Xylia Allen put in awful runs recently yet not a word was heard, not a question asked, despite both being well supported. With so much data and technology readily available today, this is unacceptable. Of course, dogs are not machines and some ups and downs are inevitable. However, it is the trainer’s duty to present a fit dog and it is the steward’s duty to assess their performances and keep the public informed. In the above two cases that did not happen.

Indeed, just for comparison, consider the hundreds of media articles and stewards’ comments over the last couple of weeks about the fitness of gallopers, how they were ridden, what trainers’ placement policies are and what penalties and scratchings have occurred. All of which is keenly followed by the public. Seldom does any of that occur in greyhound racing.

Separately, note also that two of the above reports on early hassles come from the notoriously disruptive 600m bend start at The Meadows. Since stewards are responsible for the integrity of racing, why are they not calling for the necessary improvements to the track layout? And to comparable examples at other tracks? Whose job is that? Why is it being swept under the carpet?

Incidentally, if you want to see a real crash to the rail, check out Race 5 at The Meadows. Hoover Jack (8) wanted the inside in no uncertain terms. Stewards got that one right but dogs were splattered all over the track so they could hardly miss it.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 20th 2014

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Race No. 8Racers Function Centre9:28 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 450 metres at Shepparton Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JEWEL BALE (NSW)[4]4222625.32(8)J Hunt (Lara)
2RICK FERN [4]3266425.54(2)M Mason (Finley)
3HALLELUJAH HENRY [1]2122125.22(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4SPEED SERIES (NSW)[3]2647325.19(3)G Campbell (Peechelba)
5DYNA ISHAAN (NSW)[3]2128125.30(2)J Hunt (Lara)
6VICTORIA PLEDGE [2]2322325.49(3)R Comensoli (Wangaratta)
7UNIVERSAL SIZE (QLD)[4]1241125.47(1)B Ennis (Lara)
8STAGGER [1]1263125.33(3)G Selkrig (Devon Meadows)
9DYNA TONY (NSW)[4]Res.6325425.32(2)S Collins (Lara)

Hallelujah Henry recently contested the final of the Group Two Geelong Cup and after having no luck in the final he will be looking to regain some confidence tonight. He is normally a very fast beginner and has won four of five over this trip. There isn’t a heap of speed drawn around him so he should get every chance to lead throughout. Jewel Bale has been a money muncher of late but from the red tonight should be a major player. She is likely to settle back in the field early but will be charging home at the business end of proceedings. Dyna Ishaan can ping the lids in his races and will give a great sight if he finds the bunny early. He has been placed in five of six here and the awkward draw shouldn’t worry him too much. Stagger rounds out the chances, the veteran is a couple of lengths from his best but he is still too good to totally dismiss.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hallelujah Henry

Exacta: 1,3/1,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 1,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race 12 – 450M Grade 5 – 10.45pm

Dyna Norfolk is much better than his recent efforts suggest and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. With two speedy beginners drawn underneath and a slow beginner on his outside, he should get a fairly clear passage into the first turn and I would expect him to put a gap in them mid race. If you go back through his form, he has scored some very slick wins on the provincial circuit and it’s obvious he is just lacking confidence at present. Hettie Allen is going to be nice overs and she can run a big race at odds. She has the speed to lead early and has been far from disgraced in recent weeks. Noosa Rocket scored a slick 27.37 Horsham win two runs back and if he gets away he should be right in the mix.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Norfolk

Exacta: 4,5/2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 5 to rove with 2,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 6 He’s Bonza

My Mate Cobber Qualifies Fastest For All Star Final

On Coin proved once again that he still has what it takes, securing a rug in next weeks $40,000 Group Two All Star final. Although On Coin’s return to the winner circle held great importance to the Cannington crowd, My Mate Cobber stole the show and recorded the fastest heat time of 30.56 on a very wet track.

Deputy Chief for Max Julien was the surprise victor in the first heat of the night after flying out of the boxes to lead from start to finish. With favouritism shared between Astronomic (box one), Tiggerlong Amigo (box two) and Takahashi (box four), punters showed little support for Deputy Chief who ending up paying $26.00 for the win.

Victorian Tiggerlong Amigo staggered out of the boxes and that forced him to play catch up to the quick jumping Astronomic and Deputy Chief. He missed out on the victory by three quarters of a length in a winning time of 30.93. Astronomic held on for third, with Living Proof making a run for it late in the race to round out the first four.

The second heat of night went to the Linda Britton trained Four Paw Glory, who led all the way after crossing to the rails out of the boxes. Luba Monelli (box one) and You Can Dream (box two) were his only worries heading into the home straight. You Can Dream snuck in on the rails with Luba Monelli taking the outside route, but both failed to catch Four Paw Glory who went on to win by one and a half lengths in 30.85. You Can Dream held on for second with Luba Monelli finishing third and Ozzie Bullet (box four) retaining fourth place.

The third heat of the night was the one everyone was waiting for. As expected On Coin started as $1.90 favourite from box four with Coconut Grove second favourite starting around the $4.00 mark. On Coin flew out of the boxes meeting You For Real (box one) on the rails. After crossing You For Real as the field hit the catching pen, On Coin asserted his dominance, extending his lead to five lengths in the back straight. Meanwhile Coconut Grove had plenty of work to do trying to find his way past You For Real, Burundi (box seven) and West On Santo (box three). On Coin began to tire in the home straight, allowing Coconut Grove to make ground on him with ease to just miss out on the win by half a length in 30.88. You For Real finished third and a late surge from Houdini Monelli (box six) saw him finish fourth.

The last heat of the night saw favouritism shared between Linda Britton’s duo Te Amo (box two) and My Mate Cobber (box seven). Out of the boxes the duo matched strides until the long legs of My Mate Cobber carried him to lead. From then on My Mate Cobber raced away, leaving Te Amo, Cee Sheen (box one) and Thunder Rama (box six) to sort out the minor placing’s. In the driving rain My Mate Cobber won by eleven and a half lengths in an impressive time of 30.56. Cee Sheen used the outside of the track to run second, leaving Te Amo and Fully Tricked (box four) to finish third and fourth respectively.

The box draw was unable to be conducted on the night due to an injury sustained by Cee Sheen who finished second in the last heat.

The chasers who qualified for the Group Two All Star Sprint final are as follows (not box order).

Deputy Chief – Max Julien
Tiggerlong Amigo – Darren McDonald
Four Paw Glory – Linda Britton
You Can Dream – Dennis Calleja
On Coin – John Crossley
Coconut Grove – Paul Stuart
My Mate Cobber – Linda Britton
Cee Sheen – Jason Stuart

Reserves
Luba Monelli – David Hobby
Astronomic – Paul Stuart

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 19th 2014

After yesterday you will either be licking your wounds after the Japanese runner put the rest to the samurai sword in the Caulfield Cup, or flying after following Brad’s Tips last night. Be sure to check out our free bets for a boost to your bankroll.

Race No. 6White Rose Boarding Kennels6:50 PM
5 event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $1,750 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,225 2nd: $350 3rd: $175.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ELITE DESSA438725.14Stephen Arnold
2BEST JEWELS463725.57Desmond Gilroy
3AZA BUZZ253725.15Alex Green
4DE FONC835525.89Terry Mort
5BARRIE BOJANGLES5775NBTPatrick Mcshane
6BIG BRENDA865625.34Renald Attard
7BYONIC AVENGER2112NBTGrant Fennelly
8YOU AYE273125.48Calum Andersen
9OUTBACK HOBO857725.42John Geoghegan
10TARANIS787725.55Diane Hannon

Aza Buzz is resuming after two months off and he looks well graded in this event. Prior to going for a spell he had been racing in open company at Albion Park and he was highly competitive in those events. Being fresh I would expect him to begin well and he should settle in the top three early. He has a slick 25.15 PB here and on the bunny I think he could probably go a little quicker than that.

Byonic Avenger is the interesting runner, he has brilliant straight track form at Capalaba and if he can handle the main turn he should be a major player. He’s in good hands and I’m sure he would have had a couple of trials here. You Aye is well drawn out wide and he returned to form with a strong 27.56 Grafton win recently, with a good getaway he should be thereabouts. Elite Dessa rounds out the chances, he is much better than his recent form and he can improve from the red draw.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Aza Buzz

Quinella: 3 to rove with 1,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,7/1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 8Araness Hay & Chaff Supplier7:29 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUPERT538730.77Bruce Linnan
2BITTER DISPUTE785831.19Fiona Frawley
3KLONDIKE RUSH661830.61Gavin Linnan
4WALLY WHO CALLS2526NBTPatrick Mcshane
5KNOCKIN’ MILO1178NBTTerry Mort
6GAMAH’S WONDER1174NBTOwen Kunde
7SHAYLOR ZELDA173431.17Troy Sharpe
8ROPELEY JET525331.04Kevin Forrester
9SKY TRAIN866431.50John Pay
10NOIR DIABLO357830.73Noela Fertch

Rupert’s current form looks poor but he hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in running of late. From the red draw he should be able to punch through and settle in the top three early and with a 30.77 Pb here he should prove too strong in the run home. He should be around the $3.50 mark which is good value in a race like this. Klondike Rush is a big danger but he can be very inconsistent, he has won here previously in a very zippy 30.61 but overall he has only figured in the money on two of eight occasions. If he steps away he should be right in the mix.

Ropeley Jet is a reliable beginner and he should lead for a long way, his last 50m is always a struggle but he should be able to hold on for a place. Knockin’ Milo is the query runner and comes here with strong Victorian form. If he has settled in well he should be primed for a bold showing.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rupert

Trifecta: 1/3,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,5/1,3,5,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,3,5/1,3,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

Best Value:
Race 10: Busby

Azzopardi’s Triple Play In Group One Vic Peters Classic Heats

Londonderry trainer Anthony Azzopardi had a night to remember at Wentworth Park on Saturday, saluting in three of the six Group One Vic Peters heats conducted over 520 metres.

Azzopardi’s campaign began in heat one with talented chaser Shoulders ($3.70), who returned to the track for the first time this month after finishing second in a Melbourne Cup Prelude in Victoria. As expected Jewel Action ($3.30fav) was best away from box three and led the field around the first turn, with Shoulders (4) positioning himself nicely behind the front runner. The son of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed chewed up the metres approaching the home turn and took the lead halfway down the straight, scoring by one and three quarter lengths in 29.77. Bred and owned by renowned greyhound couple Brett and Deborah May, Shoulders recorded his eighth win tonight from twenty starts and is now a genuine contender heading into next week’s semi-finals. Kristy Sultana’s Jewel Action battled on gamely to finish second and equal-favourite All Strung Out for Glenn Rounds ran third.

Lady Ronray was all the rage in heat two for trainer Ray Steele, starting at skinny odds of $2.00 from box seven. The daughter Cosmic Rumble and Ronray Disco pinged the lids at the start and gapped the field by five lengths heading into the back straight. Whilst most people would have assumed the race was all over, Anything Less ($2.90) had other ideas when he whizzed past the leader at the home turn, streaking away by four and three quarter lengths. The son of Bekim Bale and Casey’s Angel gave astute training duo John and Melinda Finn and owner Glenn Rounds plenty to smile about, clocking a smart time of 29.75. Frattini ($6.40) for Christine Oldfield ran a brilliant race to finish second, after copping several checks at the home turn and Lady Ronray suffered just her second career defeat, finishing third.

Another short-priced favourite Are Jip stepped out in heat three from box five and started at just $1.70 for owner-trainer Kristy Sultana. The son of Fabregas and Monique’s Doll began well from the middle alley and quickly mustered pace to lead throughout in an outstanding best of the night time of 29.61. Recording his ninth win from just eighteen starts, Are Jip will now head into next week’s semi-finals as the series favourite, and will be looking to secure his fourth consecutive victory. Black Empress also began well and battled on gamely to finish seven and three quarter lengths behind the winner for Harry Sarkis, whilst rank-outsider Gold Dawn ran the race of his life to finish in third position for Marie Burton.

Steve White was looking to end a terrible week on a high with Paua To Roar ($3.20, who was well supported by punters exiting from box three in heat four. The daughter of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt was looking to notch up her fifth consecutive victory, after taking out the Group Three Nowra Puppy Classic Final last Saturday. Stepping beautifully from box five, Paua To Roar shot away at the first turn over La Grand Logie and Zipping Tank who was making a heap of ground on the outside. Anthony Azzopardi’s talented chaser took the lead turning for home, careering away to score by four and a half lengths in 29.86. The son of Smooth Fancy and Navigator Miss comes from the regal Hallinan family bloodlines, with their greyhounds renowned for finishing strongly. Azzopardi secured his second winner of the night with owner Terry Kingcott, whilst Zipping Tank produced a new personal best time over the 520 metres. Paua To Roar cemented her place in next week’s semi-finals finishing second and La Grand Logie for Jeffrey Eaton finished a further one and three quarter lengths behind in third.

Favourite backers were finally rewarded again in heat five, with Lucy Lobster (4) starting at $3.30 for trainer Charlie Lamb. Coming into this series with some solid Wentworth Park form on the board, this beautifully bred daughter of Brett Lee and One Tree Hill didn’t disappoint, leading all the way and saluting by ten and a half lengths in 29.92. Anthony Azzopardi gained another qualifier in next week’s semi-finals, with Zipping Weston ($4.80) making up a stack of ground from box seven and outsider To A Tee for Harry Sarkis ($21.20) wound up in third.

The sixth and final heat saw Jason Fletcher’s Xtreme Knocka step out as the $3.30 favourite, however Anthony Azzopardi’s winning ways were set to continue, after Cosmic Angel stepped beautifully and produced an all the way display from box one in a sizzling time of 29.62. Another talented offspring by Cosmic Rumble out of Bit Stressed, Cosmic Angel recorded her first win since August and chose the right time to produce her fastest performance at Wentworth Park. Xtreme Knocka found trouble at the first turn before making up good ground to finish second, whilst second favourite Classy Kid finished in third.

Next week’s semi-finals are not to be missed, with the box draws to be conducted on Tuesday.

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 18th 2014

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Best Bet:
Race 4: Love Affair

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Allen Firestorm

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,5,7 – Leg 2: 2 – Leg 3: 8 – Leg 4: 1,2,6 – $12 for 100%

Race No. 1Dazling’s Last Hoorah (h’cap)7:15 PM (VIC time)
Handicap event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHALL SHE ROCK -8m [3]4112142.38(7)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
2BEKS -8m [3]1523242.76(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
3FLYING TWIST -9m [4]2311143.15(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
4ECHELONIC ACTION -10m [5]22314NBTD Coleman (Lara)
5GOLD AFFAIR TWO -10m [5]2564442.70(7)M Hanke (Miepoll)
6ALLEN WAKE -10m (NSW)[5]36346FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7STARC -10m (NSW)[5]12753NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8UNTRACEABLE -10m [5]21763NBTM Auld (Tatura)
9DU PLESSIS -10m (NSW)[5]Res.47764FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
10MADDIE GARI -10m [5]Res.84676FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Good race to kick off the night and I’ve decided to go with the in form Flying Twist. She has to give the outside division a metre head start but there isn’t a lot of speed drawn out wide apart from Starc so if she can step away cleanly she should be able to settle in the top two early. He two recent wins at Sandown have been super impressive and with a clear run its hard to see her being beaten.

Starc steps from the front mark and he led for a long way here last week. I think he will hit the line a little better tonight so with a clean getaway he should put himself in a prime position and then figure in the finish. Beks is armed with a monster finish and he only requires an ounce of luck in running to feature. Surprisingly he actually does his best racing here and he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Untraceable has been a tad disappointing of late but from the pink tonight he may show a little improvement, if he goes around at silly odds he may be worth a saver bet.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flying Twist

Exacta: 3,7/2,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,7,8/2/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,7,8/Field/2 ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 2,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 2Robbo’s Last Flutter7:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DINA BALE (NSW)[5]71FSHS Collins (Lara)
2SOUL MAKER [5]368T2NBTA Britton (Lara)
3TANTRUM TOMMY [5]25322NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4QUANTUM BALE (NSW)[5]12541NBTT Womann (Lara)
5IMA SCREW LOOSE [5]22112NBTC Capuano (Anakie)
6SAM TOOCAN [5]73754NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7GANGNAM STYLE [5]23261FSHJ Shaw (Anakie)
8LAURIE’S CHANCE [5]42253NBTR Britton (Lara)
9DR. TAYLOR [5]Res.35568NBTJ Gill (Darriman)
10DR. WAUGH [5]Res.48874FSHJ Mcmahon (Darriman)

Quantum Bale is an improving type and he looks well placed in this company. He is yet to feature in three runs here but he is a much better race dog this time around and I expect a much improved performance tonight. Last start at Shepparton he hit the line strongly over the 450m journey when winning in 25.57 and on that occasion he beat the classy Jubilea Bale.

Dina Bale is showing loads of promise having won her past two starts here, her latest win was in an impressive 30.21 but the eye catching part of that effort was her run home time. She is clearly getting stronger with every run and she is drawn to play a major role tonight. Tantrum Tommy hasn’t had much luck since scoring here in 30.42 but he has posted some smart placings, he can be slow to begin at times but if he gets some room in the early stages he shouldn’t be too far away. Gangnam Style rounds out the chances, he is suitably drawn out wide and he recently beat the promising Weston East at Sandown Park in a more than handy 29.70.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Quantum Bale

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4/1,3,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/1,3,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,3,7 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 3The Eagles Club (1-5 Wins) Final8:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1THUNDER EYES (NSW)[5]62426NBTR Britton (Lara)
2LEAD INTO DEMISE [5]5622130.24(2)R Clark (Toolleen)
3BOTTOM DOLLAR [5]23531NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4GORHAM BALE (NSW)[5]323F130.33(4)S Collins (Lara)
5LADY DEEDEE [5]77342FSHK Leek (Devon Meadows)
6DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]37531NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7DYNA CHASER (NSW)[5]4212130.47(7)S Collins (Lara)
8HOT GOLD (NSW)[5]23521NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
9SISCO FIASCO [5]Res.36327NBTT Galea (Brookfield)
10DYNA ZERG (NSW)[5]Res.51322NBTS Collins (Lara)

Gorham Bale is a class act and he turned in a monster performance to score here last week in 30.38. He can be slow to begin so he will require some luck in running but he is a powerful chaser and if he is within range off the back he will take a power of beating. This track doesn’t really suit his racing style but surprisingly he has been placed in all five tries here with two of those efforts being wins.

Bottom Dollar returned to the winners list last week with a classy 30.22 heat win and if he can get away with them on terms he should have enough speed to drive to the lead. Over this journey he will probably need to lead but with a slow beginner on his outside he should get every chance. Thunder Eyes has been placed in two of his four starts here and he has been hitting the line well of late, from the red he should settle a little closer to the speed and he should be in the mix. Dyna Chaser rounds out the chances, he is better suited to a rails draw but he is going well and he must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gorham Bale

Exacta: 3,4/1,3,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,3,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,7/1,2,3,4,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 4Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GRIFTER BALE (NSW)[5]11126NBTD Coleman (Lara)
2MATLIN’S TORNADO [5]83665FSTDP Repici (Hampton Park)
3EL CHANA [5]21424FSTDL Sturgess (Talbot)
4OSCAR DE LARGO [5]6565243.01(2)R Henness (Heathcote)
5TROPICAL THUNDER (NSW)[5]61384FSTDJ Karamatic (Lara)
6LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]14427FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]34143FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
8ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]43554FSTDT Noy (New Gisborne)
9DU PLESSIS (NSW)[5]Res.47764FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
10MADDIE GARI [5]Res.84676FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Love Affair is dropping considerably in class tonight and if she can reproduce here 42.95 winning effort from September she will figure in the finish. She normally begins well and with a wide runner drawn on her outside she should get every chance to settle in the top two or three early.

Double Rinse is a litter and kennelmate to Love Affair and she looks well placed to run the quinella. Two starts ago she hit the line strongly when placed behind Scanez Cee at Ballarat over 545m and she is better suited to this journey. Oscar De Largo is the interesting runner, he is likely to start big odds but his effort when placed here last week behind Shall She Rock was eye catching. Grifter Bale is a handy stayer and he can get into the minor end of the money, he is better suited to a wider draw but he hits the line hard so as long he doesn’t get shuffled too far back he should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Love Affair

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 6,7/1,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/1,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 5Le Pine Funerals8:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BALLERINO [4]2114130.29(5)J Borg (Maryborough)
2GEMSTAR (NSW)[4]1F13330.13(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
3DR. RAHOUAL [4]1641730.37(2)J Mcmahon (Darriman)
4PRINCE TO EXCEL (NSW)[4]1117330.15(3)G Jose (Catani)
5DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[4]1757530.17(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6COBRA BALE (NSW)[4]1171730.10(3)J Hunt (Lara)
7ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[4]2172830.28(4)S Collins (Lara)
8HOOVER JACK [4]6756529.78(5)A Dailly (Anakie)

Ballerino is likely to start a short priced favourite but I think the value could be with Prince To Excel. Last time out he was placed behind the classy Crawf’s Bread and he is capable of showing sizzling early speed in his races. Three starts ago he beat a quality line-up at Sandown in 29.67 and a similar effort tonight would see him figure in the finish.

Ballerino continues to impress and he was never headed in his last start 30.20 win. I’m not convinced he runs the trip right out but if he does hold the lead he should be able to build up a nice break mid race. Dyna Glinda is very hit or miss early but she has lots of speed when given room to move in the early stages. She is much better than her recent form reads and she could be nice value. Allen Icarus should settle in the first two or three early and he has been placed in seven of 11 here. Cobra Bale is likely to be well fancied but he is poorly drawn and he will need a lot of things to go his way in the early stages.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Prince To Excel

Exacta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/1,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 6Geotechnical Laboratories Final (gobis)9:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]5346234.47(4)C Schlensog (Anakie)
2DEADLY BOY [4]4112134.46(6)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
3ATHOS [4]5135134.89(4)R Gray (Pyalong)
4KAYO MARCIARNO [5]56413NBTG Neocleous (Yinnar South)
5DARBAIN DASHER [4]5573134.88(5)R Conway (Bunyip)
6TWEAK [5]2675334.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
7ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]15162NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
8DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]38372NBTS Collins (Lara)
9ROCK DOMINATION (WA)[5]Res.2543334.72(1)J Hunt (Lara)
10ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]Res.4355434.77(1)T Noy (New Gisborne)

Deadly Boy caught the eye with an all the way heat win in 34.46 last week and with a clean getaway he should repeat the dose. He has a great record over both the 525m and 600m journeys and his sectionals from last week have him leading by a couple of lengths as they pass the post the first time.

Heaps Of Ability is well named and if he can get out into some open spaces soon after the start he will be a major player. The draw is against him tonight but he is too good to dismiss. Kayo Marciarno is the run on dog in the event and he is a great anchor for third and fourth in your exotics. He has been placed in eight of his 14 tries here and he could be a great place bet again. Athos was a handy 34.89 heat winner and he races fairly well here, this is a rise in class for him but he must be included in your quaddies.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Deadly Boy

Trifecta: 2/1,3,4/Field ($18 for 100%)

First Four: 1,2,3/1,2,3/4/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,2,3/1,2,3/Field/4 ($30 for 100%)

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,3,4 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 7Hudson Pacific9:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HIGHBURY (NSW)[5]3441330.18(2)R Britton (Lara)
2CRUISER’S SOL [5]47133NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
3ALLEN GIZMO (NSW)[5]5346430.20(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
4VELOCEMENTE [5]3424229.99(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CLAY BIRD (SA)[5]46655NBTM Chilcott (Heathcote)
6RADINKA BALE (NSW)[5]2145430.31(6)S Collins (Lara)
7HOT WHIRL [5]6332529.99(6)J Sharp (Lara)
8HOOKSY [5]1327129.95(4)T Auld (Tatura)
9YOKO [5]Res.3416330.38(6)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
10DR. SAMSON [5]Res.16464FSHW Mcmahon (Darriman)

Hooksy returns to the city circuit tonight and he looks a moral at $1.20. He couldn’t have drawn any better and he showed he is back to his brilliant best when scoring at Shepparton in 25.28 last week. He has a couple of keen railers drawn underneath so he should get all the breaks in the run to the first turn.

Highbury looks the obvious danger, he was a classy 29.55 Sandown Park winner two runs back and from the red draw he should sit just behind Hooksy for most of the journey. Hot Whirl has broken 30 seconds here previously and if she can cross early she should run a cheeky race at odds, whilst Radinka Bale has more than enough speed to cross but she isn’t overly strong, so she may be able to hold on for a place.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 7 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1/Field ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,6,7/1,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 8Sky Racing Topgun Oct. 25th9:40 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BANJO BOY [4]4233129.73(1)K Virtue (Tooradin)
2DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]1411230.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
3TAKE CHARGE [4]2116230.20(8)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
4SPRING LEAF (NSW)[3]1344430.01(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]1272329.74(3)J Hunt (Lara)
7CRAWF’S BREAD [1]1822130.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]6776130.15(5)A Dailly (Anakie)

The classy Banjo Boy returned to his best form at Sandown Park last week with a dazzling 29.40 win from this draw and a repeat of that type of effort would see him score with ease again. He has won here previously in an eye popping 29.73 and the manner in which he hit the line at Sandown last time suggests he isn’t too far away from that type of form.

Dyna Nico blew her rivals away when scoring at Warragul recently in 25.74 and she has more than enough speed to lead this field for a long way, in her previous 500m runs she appeared to stitch up late, however she is a stronger type this time around and she should give a great sight. Buckle Up Mason is a track specialist and he has been racing well without winning of late. The empty draw underneath should help him and a top three finish appears on the cards. Crawf’s Bread is never far away in this class and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Banjo Boy

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/2,6,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 9Rsn – Racing & Sport9:58 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GO MOBO [4]1353335.12(3)D Coleman (Lara)
2LITTLE RED (NSW)[5]T5F87FSTDR Britton (Lara)
3SMART MAXWELL [4]4612134.64(5)D Coleman (Lara)
4HESSION BOOTS [5]4637434.64(4)R Clark (Toolleen)
5SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]2565634.87(5)J Britton (Anakie)
6RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]7445234.48(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
7ROCK DOMINATION (WA)[5]2543334.72(1)J Hunt (Lara)
8ZIPPING JOE (NSW)[5]6332634.65(8)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)

Go Mobo has the good draw and he looks ready to step back up to the 600m journey. His most recent racing has been over the 500m journey and he had been lacking a bit of early zip which made things difficult for him. From the red he should punch through and hold the early lead and from there on it should be a matter of times and margins.

Smart Maxwell has been airborne of late and if he crosses the red early he will give a great sight. His chances hinge on him being able to lead but he really is flying at present and is always a chance. Hession Boots is much better than his form reads and he is a must for exotic bets. He is likely to settle back in the field but he has a good record here and he always finds the line strongly. Zipping Joe rounds out the chances, he was never out of trouble here last week and he will be looking to make amends.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Go Mobo

Exacta: 1,3/1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/3,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,8/1,3,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 10Topcat Video10:20 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. DES [5]7144330.22(4)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
2ALLEN ZENTAX (NSW)[5]5622330.03(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3LEKTRA OUTLAW [5]23525NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]8361530.35(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5FEIKUAI ZACK [5]37422NBTA Inger (Nambrok)
6SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]77158NBTJ Gill (Darriman)
7ALOTTA LUCK [5]33271NBTG Jose (Catani)
8WHITE WALKER [5]6457230.33(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
9CLASSIC NITRO [5]Res.4451630.62(2)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
10GHOST ROASTER [5]Res.6335430.57(4)C Mclennan (Airport West)

Allen Gravion scored a commanding 25.38 Shepparton win two runs back and he really looks well placed in this event. There isn’t a lot of early speed drawn around him so he should get plenty of room to muster speed and if he can settle in the top three he will prove too strong in the run home.

Feikuai Zack has been racing consistently at Wentworth Park of late and he has won here previously in a smart 30.12. He can be a little hit or miss early but if he gets away he is sure to make an impact. Alotta Luck set the track alight at Sandown last week when winning in 29.38, on that occasion she uncharacteristically pinged the lids, if she pings again then she wins easily but I’m not convinced that she can come out like that again. Allen Zentax does his best racing here and he could be nice value in this event.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Gravion

Exacta: 4,5/2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4,5,7/2,4,5,7/1,2,3,4,5,7 ($36 for 100%)

Quinella: 4 to rove with 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 11Ajs Corporation10:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GIRTHY [5]453F7FSHC Capuano (Anakie)
2WHISTLER BALE (NSW)[5]1516535.16(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3UNDER TAKER [5]34775FSHL Repici (Hampton Park)
4SKYFIRE [5]72211NBTS Drummond (Heathcote)
5OUR SHIRAZ [5]51531FSTDJ Higgins (Linton)
6DON JULIO [5]88184FSTDR Henness (Heathcote)
7ALLEN FIRESTORM (NSW)[5]82246NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8TEKKI MINX [5]64528FSTDD Crawford (Pearcedale)

Whistler Bale is dropping considerably in class tonight and she is unbeaten in her two tries here. Her winning times here aren’t flashy but she is a much better chaser this time around and she could probably get down to the 34.50 mark tonight. There are slow beginners all around her so she should settle top three and prove too strong in the run home.

Skyfire was a recent strong 29.75 Sandown Park winner and he has indicated that he is now ready for this trip, the box draw hasn’t done him any favours but he has been stepping a lot better of late. Our Shiraz is very consistent and he has a solid record here over 525m. He has the ability to ping the lids and if he can settle in the top two early he should be a major factor. Allen Firestorm is the smokey, he had no luck when debuting over this trip two runs back, if he could get a clearer passage early he may just cause an upset.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,4/2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/4,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 11.00PM

Hestia Bale was far from disgraced in her placing here last week and with the drop in class tonight she should be able to go one better. I can see her settling in the top three early and she should make a strong move mid race, there really isn’t a lot of depth in this event so she should prove too strong.

Dyna Zod has been disappointing of late but he is capable of much better. If he can get a fairly clear passage early and sight the bunny he should be able to boost his confidence. Feikuai Molly has been placed in five of nine of this trip and she normally begins well, if the favourite happens to find bother there is every chance she might be off and gone with the prize. Lonesome Nitro rounds out the chances, he has scored two strong wins here to date and he only needs some luck at the first bend to feature.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hestia Bale

Exacta: 2,5/2,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,4,5/2,4,5,8/2,3,4,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

Wentworth Park Tips & Betting Preview October 18th 2014

After a big day of Caulfield Cup day punting it’s time for greyhound betting to take centre stage. Centrebet is offering ARG readers up to $200 in free bets. Load up on Brad’s best bets.

Best Bet:
Race 6: Miss Sueko

Best Roughie:
Race 9: My Awesome Opal

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4 – Leg 2: 1 – Leg 3: 2,3,4,6,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,7 – $24 for 100%

Race No. 1Wentworthpark.com.au Stakes7:27 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WOODS433430.05Marie Burton
2CAWBOURNE LIBBY677830.02Jodie Lord
3COOLABAH JET271329.79Jodie Lord
4LACEY LOIS616629.86Peter Acers
5ZARITA251329.89Lorraine Roy
6ADDISON ROAD162329.98Mark Gatt
7GRADENCE334229.76Mark Gatt
8LONGNECK454330.11Christine Proctor
9MRS. CHITTY BANG631330.36Michael Green
10KNOT TELLING YA156630.01Marie Burton

Addison Road hasn’t had much luck of late and she should appreciate the drop in class tonight. She can be a little slow to begin at times but she does possess a wonderful turn of foot. She has slow beginners drawn on either side so should get every chance to settle in a prominent position early.

Zarita has turned in some monster performances of late and she will be hitting the line very strongly. She can ping the lids at times but it’s likely she will settle mid pack, if the gaps open at the right time she will be right in the finish. Lacey Lois is the likely leader and she should give a great sight, her last 50m isn’t great but if the well fancied runners happen to find trouble she may get away the race. Gradence is a lock to run a place, he is well placed out wide and he will be charging home late, he always seems to find one better on the night though, so place claims look best.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Addison Road

Boxed Quinella: 4,5,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 5,6/4,5,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5,6,7/4,5,6,7/3,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 2Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H7:50 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MIZZOU TIGER2461NBTHarry Sarkis
2ALL STRUNG OUT121329.55Glenn Rounds
3JEWEL ACTION111829.66Kristy Sultana
4SHOULDERS186229.36Anthony Azzopardi
5SWEET LOLLY888530.04Peter Massa
6AVONDALE AL11430.54Beau Hedley
7LADY LIVINGSTON515530.10Leanne Procopio
8KISS THE HAWK361529.91Christine Proctor
9KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring
10TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor

Jewel Action has been setting the track alight in recent weeks and if she reproduces her 29.66 winning effort here from two runs back she will prove very hard to reel in. This is clearly the toughest race that she has contested but she is very fast when on the bunny and her rivals will have to be on their game to reel her in.

All Strung Out has terrific track sense and he has a great record here having been placed in all six tries. His PB of 29.66 is ultra impressive, considering that he posted it whilst coming from off the speed. Shoulders was far from disgraced when placed at Sandown last time and he returns to a track in which he races well at. He should get a nice cart across from Jewel action early and he should make his presence felt. Avondale Al is an excitement machine and he is only having his fourth race start. In his second start he broke the 515m Gosford track record and if he can handle the rise in class he should be in the mix, however being so inexperienced I would prefer to watch tonight.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Jewel Action

Trifecta: 2,3,4/2,3,4/2,3,4,5,6,8 ($24 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,3,4/2,3,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 2,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 3Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H8:08 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUBWAY TO VENUS578131.57Harry Sarkis
2DRAGON EMGRAND211130.16Luke Azzopardi
3KURMOND GODDESS651229.94Christine Proctor
4FRATTINI3115NBTChristine Oldfield
5ANYTHING LESS124129.57John Finn
6INVISIBLE825630.01Larry Procopio
7LADY RONRAY111129.87Raymond Steele
8ISABEL ENLIM126630.38Len Haaring
9CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg
10SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef

Anything Less is up there with the fastest chasers in the land and if he gains an ounce of luck in the early stages he really should blow them away. He has won six of seven over this journey and I think at least four of them have around the 29.60 mark. He is a star in the making and only bad luck will beat him.

Frattini recently scored at Nowra in a sizzling 29.82 and if she pings the lids she will give a great sight on the bunny. She is making her race debut here, however I’m sure she has had a few trials here and shouldn’t have too much trouble handling the first corner. Lady Ronray has won 12 of 13 career starts and she is a flying machine early, her last 40m over this trip is always a worry but she is super reliable early and it’s hard to see her missing a place. Dragon Emgrand scored a strong 30.16 win here last time and I think he will continue to improve with more racing. I dont think he can win tonight but he has more than enough talent to sneak into a place.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 4,5/4,5/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5,7/5,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 4Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H8:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK EMPRESS246129.81Harry Sarkis
2JUMBLE132329.91Craig Chappelow
3GOLD DAWN574230.93Marie Burton
4PASSENGER317730.06Larry Procopio
5ARE JIP151129.48Kristy Sultana
6ZIPPING BRUNO343329.81Anthony Azzopardi
7FAMOUS STYLE311430.27Carole Eaton
8EDDARD STARK121330.21Kenneth Burnett
9SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef
10TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor

Are Jip is an absolute gun and with slow beginners drawn on his outer he should get every chance to show his best. Four starts ago he smashed the clock when posting a 29.51 win here and all he needs to do is get out into some open space early in the event. He has the ability to lead or come from off the speed, so as long as he doesn’t find too much bother he should get the cash.

Jumble is armed with an explosive turn of foot and after three straight placings here he deserves to break back into the winners list. Although he has been beaten in those runs, he appears to be improving all the time and if he leads he is likely to make Are Jip work overtime for victory. Zipping Bruno is poorly drawn and being a slow beginner it is highly likely that he will find bother in the early stages. He is capable of winning but I think place chances appear best tonight. Passenger has raced well here in the past and he can show early speed at times, this is clearly the toughest race he has contested but a place finish wouldn’t be a surprise.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Are Jip

Exacta: 5/2,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,6/2,4,6 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 5Ladbrokes Stayers Stakes8:50 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,325 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,110 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPACE STAR315341.84Dawn Garrett
2EMILY’S SWEET151242.70Barry Howell
3STUNNING ASHBERG163642.64Harry Sarkis
4PADDLES ANDERSON314442.15Jodie Lord
5TEARS SIAM365842.34Dawn Garrett
6JOANE651242.40Christine Proctor
7GO JETTA GO144142.39Jason Fletcher
8AVONDALE MAURICK477242.34Ronald Bell
9DRIVING FORCE657242.69Larry Procopio

Space Star is a class act and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. In recent weeks he has been taking on the best and he has had to work too hard in the middle of his races, tonight he should find the bunny soon after the start and I would expect him to run the hands off the clock.

Paddles Anderson has adapted to the staying caper well in recent weeks and he should continue to improve, his effort here last week behind Sweet It Is was very impressive and he should give a great sight again. Tears Siam is a litter and kennelmate to Space Star and she should be running on strongly, she is likely to get too far back early on but she will run all day and she should pick off the stragglers late in the piece. Joane could be the value in the event, she races well here and she is likely to go around at big over’s, if the favourites happen to find bother she could be there to strike.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/4,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/4,5,6/4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4/1,4/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4/1,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 6Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H9:07 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS SUEKO427229.67Justin King
2LA GRAND LOGIE131130.28Jeffrey Eaton
3ANNA MAREOLAS7815NBTRobert Arnold
4ZIPPING TANK121730.00Anthony Azzopardi
5PAUA TO ROAR111129.95Steven White
6JOE’S CHANCE252129.97Lorraine Roy
7CAPRIATI325330.14Harry Sarkis
8ETON GOLD414130.36Marie Burton
9TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor
10CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg

Miss Sueko is a faultless beginner and from the red she should be able to hold them out and lead all the way. She has a ridiculous 29.67 PB here and she showed she back in that form when placed behind the gun sprinter Anything Less here last week. If she gets away cleanly it should be a matter of times and margins. You can currently get around $2.40 fixed and that is massive odds in my opinion.

Paua to Roar just keeps on winning at present and he should put plenty of pressure on Miss Sueko for most of the trip, his last 40m will be a struggle but he should have enough in the tank to hang on for the quinella spot. Zipping Tank is the run on dog in the event, he is likely to find a few of these too zippy but he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotics. Joe’s Chance has enough talent to cause an upset, however I think place claims appear best for him tonight as he has drawn very poorly in box six.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Miss Sueko

Trifecta: 1/4,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/4/Field ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/Field/4 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,5/1,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 7Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H9:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SANTORINI BLUE411230.45Justin King
2CROWIE’S CHANCE412830.11Lorraine Roy
3KILTAH MAGIC5114NBTKelly Bravo
4LUCY LOBSTER133130.07Charlie Lamb
5GLORIFIED GEE483830.31Marie Burton
6LOCHINVAR IMPACT251129.78Robert Smith
7ZIPPING WESTON411629.62Anthony Azzopardi
8TO A TEE1532NBTHarry Sarkis
9SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef
10KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring

Lochinvar Impact is an exciting prospect and he has scored two brilliant provincial wins since returning from a spell. He musters speed very quickly in his races and if he can settle in the top two or three early he should take a power of beating.

Zipping Weston has a blistering 29.62 PB here and if he gets away with them he will be right in the mix. His box manners can be very inconsistent so if you back him your will be praying for a good getaway. Kiltah Magic is likely to start favourite and she is a classy Victorian, however she is making her Wentworth Park debut and she will need some luck as they head into the first bend. Lucy Lobster is a great place prospect, she looks the likely leader and she appears to be getting stronger with every run over this distance range.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lochinvar Impact

Trifecta: 4,6,7/3,4,6,7/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Exacta: 6,7/3,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 8Macro Meats Gourmet Game Stakes9:50 PM
FFA event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE WHIP246329.38Jodie Lord
2ASIA’S BABE172429.80Marie Burton
3HERSI431129.75Peter Lagogiane
4STILTON BLUE615129.82Philip Goodsell
5HELLO GOOD BYE837130.30Charlie Gatt
6PEARL IRENE213129.99Lorraine Roy
7BESSY BOO414329.71Christine Proctor
8QUEEN ESTHER524229.64Noelene Holloway

Bessy Boo is likely to get back early and he is going to need some luck in running, however his run here last week behind Hersi was absolutely enormous. There is a fair bit of early speed drawn underneath tonight so I can see him finding the fence soon after the start and if he can get a few gaps mid race he will be right in the mix.

Cawbourne Whip has the good draw and if she gets away she will be in the finish. She has scored some ridiculously fast wins here and she is explosive when she lands on the bunny. Queen Esther showed a return to form when placed here last week and if she steps away she should give a great sight. She still isn’t racing at her best but her record here is too good to ignore. Hersi rounds out the winning chances, he has won two in a row here and he appears to be going from strength to strength.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Bessy Boo

Trifecta: 1,7/1,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,7/1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 9Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H10:12 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC ANGEL316829.99Anthony Azzopardi
2CLASSY KID611429.82Vicki Prest
3XTREME KNOCKA121229.82Jason Fletcher
4WUXI313230.21Luke Azzopardi
5LITTLE CHARLIE4216NBTNancy Mcintosh
6UNBELIEF346229.78Troy Donaldson
7MY AWESOME OPAL618429.91Marie Burton
8BLACK BRONCO443230.31Christine Proctor
9CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg
10KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring

Xtreme Knocka has scored some super Bulli wins of late and from box three he should find the rail quite early in the race. There is a fair bit of speed drawn underneath him so he should be able to get a nice sit initially and then make a powerful move mid race. He is extremely strong in the run to the line so it’s hard to see him being beaten with a clear run.

Cosmic Angel was a zippy 29.99 winner here three runs back and he is drawn to hold the early lead. He has had one month off so he should be nice and sharp and I would expect his first two sectionals to be very quick. My Awesome Opal is well drawn out wide and if he steps away on terms he has enough natural dash to get across. His last 50m isn’t overly strong but he is likely to be big odds and he has great place claims.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xtreme Knocka

Exacta: 1,3/1,2,3,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,7/1,2,3,7/ 1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 10Ladbrokes.com.au10:35 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE POWER523229.78Jodie Lord
2TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor
3INTERROGATED223229.83Michelle Shambler
4HOLLIE ANNE632230.17Philip Goodsell
5TOTAL BLONDE561130.40Adele Powell
6MAGIC DREAM255229.84Jodie Lord
7CAWBOURNE KAYONO512330.36Jodie Lord
8CAWBOURNE COBRA614229.69Jodie Lord
9ENCAPSULATE133330.33Mark Gatt
10LOGAN JOHN123430.01Charlie Gatt

Cawbourne Cobra is ideally placed in the pink and she recently set the track alight with a 29.69 win over this journey. From the wide draw she should get plenty of room to muster speed and she should settle just behind the early leaders. She is quite strong in the run to the line so she will prove very hard to hold out.

Interrogated has been placed in his past four starts here and three of them have been in good times. He is likely to get back early but he has been hitting the line hard of late and he only needs a little luck in running to feature. Cawbourne Power is highly talented but he has a problem winning here. He has won one of 30 but he has been placed a further 19 times. From the red he should settle near the speed and he should finish top three. Magic Dream rounds out the chances, he can ping the lids at times and he has a zippy 29.84 PB here. He should follow Total Blonde across in the early stages and that should allow him to settle in a fairly prominent position.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,8/1,3,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,8/1,3,6,8/1,3,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

On Coin Makes His Return In Group Two All Star Sprint

He’s back! WA’s fastest bred chaser On Coin is making his second return from injury this year in the heats of the Group Two All Star Sprint at Cannington. He has spent two months on the sidelines nursing a tendon injury, with rest the best method of recovery for Crossley’s excitable chaser

Don’t let time away from the racetrack discourage you. After three months away from the track at the start of the year when he tore his shoulder muscle off the bone, On Coin came back just as quick as before recording 30.31 first up in a heat of the Lew Dorsa and then took out the final in a sizzling 30.10. But it gets better, at just his third start back the son of Primo Uno – West On Lee broke the magical 30-second barrier for the second time clocking 29.94.

“It looks like he is the kind of dog that likes time away from the track. He has had bad injures at bad times”, trainer John Crossley explains.

On Coin’s shoulder injury prevented him from accepting his invitation to the 2014 Group One Temlee at the start of the year. Crossley felt the same heartache last week when he had to decline his invitation to the Group One Topgun, which is set to run on Saturday the 25th of October at The Meadows.

“I wasn’t able to accept the invitation for the Topgun which was a shame. I couldn’t have trialled him any earlier than I did so it wouldn’t have worked out. He would have had to fly over and trial around The Meadows first because he hasn’t seen the track. He hasn’t travelled before either so I don’t know how he will handle it.”

Crossley is going into Saturday night All Star heats with an air of confidence after On Coin broke 17 seconds trialling over the shorts (297 metres) on Monday night.

“He pulled up good after the trial, he is back on now!”

Crossley believes that his biggest challenge will come from Paul Stuart’s Coconut Grove after drawing box four in the third heat of the night.

With $40,000 up for grabs in next week’s final, box draws hold great significance with a lot of early speed coming from the inside of the track. Running first or second in the heats on Saturday night will secure a rug in the following weeks final. The two fastest third placing’s will make up the reserves who will be hoping for the late call up.

Heat One – 8.25pm

Tiggerlong Amigo is returning to Cannington after taking out the Group Two WA Derby in May for Darren McDonald. This time around he has drawn box two, which will help in his endeavours to find the rails. In his previous two starts at Cannington he has hit the line strongly, which should see his as a real danger even if he misses the start.

Astronomic has drawn the cherry in the first heat of the night for trainer Paul Stuart. The son of Cosmic Rumble – Right On Ruby is yet to win upon return from a successful nine-start stint in Victoria with Darren McDonald, winning on three occasions and placing on five others. His first start back on WA soil saw him jump from box eight and get held wide, unable to get into the race. He made the trip to Mandurah to contest in the Mandurah Cup heats, but was stuck on the outside of the track again, missing out on a run in the final. This week he will appreciate the inside box which should see him camp on the rails with a very real chance of winning.

Takahashi has found herself in box four for the second week in a row. After returning from injury last week running second, the superstar stayer will be fitter for the run. It’s a given that she will be coming home strongly so expect her to be right up there come time to cross the finish line.

Heat Two – 8.42pm

Luba Monelli is dropping back in distance in second heat jumping from box one. The speedy beginner will more then appreciate the inside box which should allow her to camp on the rails and take out the race. If Luba Monelli feels the pressure early from You Can Dream (box two) it will be a very different story come time to cross the line.

You Can Dream is jumping from box two for the second week in a row. The quick beginner has been in fine form lately in Free For All company over the 530. Two weeks ago she made the 642 metre distance her own by leading all the way to win in her second appearance over the distance. She loves the inside boxes which should give her the helping hand to win this heat.

Proven Will is better suited closer to the rails but has shown on numerous occasions that he can win from anywhere. His last two starts at Mandurah over the 490 metre distance saw him looking for more ground at the finish line, so the return to Cannington should see him rearing to go. If he comes out of the boxes cleanly he is a real possibility to take the race out at decent odds.

Heat Three – 9.02pm

On Coin is jumping from box four on return; with seven starts for four wins wearing the blue rug. odds are in his favour. With injury time to freshen up away from the track he should be out of the boxes cleanly, his only issue could be his race fitness heading into the home straight.

Coconut Grove won impressively on debut last week from box three. With another inside draw the 36 kilo dog should only improve. Last week he crossed straight to the fence, with You For Real on his inside it could mean trouble out of the boxes for the duo.

You For Real has drawn perfectly in box one. Last week she jumped from box three and went straight to the rails out of the boxes. She will need to lead by plenty early because there are a number of strong dogs that will be making ground.

Heat Four – 9.17pm

Thunder Rama had no luck in the Mandurah Cup last week after putting in an impressive win in the heats. His early speed when he hits the ground should dismiss the awkward box six on his return the Cannington. His consistent Cannington form sees him right in the race, with a good chance of winning if he gets out of the boxes cleanly.

My Mate Cobber is a lightly raced chaser with just 17 starts to his name but don’t let his inexperience bother you, after returning from injury he has produced numerous 30.30 performances that have proven he has the talent. The litter brother to Star Recall is starting from box seven and will hopefully jump better than his last start over the distance.

Coxie is a sneaky chance of taking out this heat from box eight. He defied the odds in the WA Bred Championship three starts ago by defeating a hot field. Box eight will make things a little bit harder for the Joe Dailly trainer chaser but you can’t discourage this greyhound.

Despite the glow of Group Two heat racing on Saturday night at headquarters, all talk and eyes will be on the return of WA bred royalty, On Coin in the third heat. Although there is just the one greyhound that made the trip interstate to try their luck in the Group event (Tiggerlong Amigo), WA will have their hands full.

Upsets Dominate 2014 Lismore Cup Heats

Less than three lengths separated the four winners of the heats of the 2014 Group Two Lismore Cup on Friday night.

It was an evening of upsets with no favourites winning their heats and only one (Yogi Blue) advancing to next week’s final.

The Lee Wylie trained Birkdale Beauty qualified fastest, leading all the way to score by a length in 30.18 in the opening heat at bolter’s odds.

The daughter of El Grand Señor and Tricky Uno (Primo Uno – Oxley Magic) speared the lids from box six and set up the victory with the fastest first section of the night (4.34).

She had to dig seep in the run home to stave off the efforts of Mal Rose Hi (4) who finished second and also qualified for next Friday night’s $40,000 to-the-winner final.

Walk With Faith (1) found plenty in the final 50 metres to snatch the second heat by a nose from Yogi Blue (3) in 30.27 for trainer Tom Tzouvelis.

The nicely bred daughter of Fear Zafonic and Surf Queen (Surf Lorian – Queen Size) left the inside box in second place and was still three lengths off Yogi Blue as the pair swung for home. Walk With Faith railed like the lure in the concluding stages and timed her run to perfection to land her 11th career victory and advance to the Group Two final with Yogi Blue.

Second reserve Love Kills continued the upsets when he came from well back to finish over the top of Outa Tempo (1) and claim the third heat in 30.35.

The Brian Partridge trained son of Surgeon and London Lizzie (Brett Lee – Divorce Remorse) was last to leave the traps from box six and was still fifth as the field headed down the back.

Swinging for home, the 34kg black dog unleashed his run home and quickly reeled in the leaders to score by 2 1/2 lengths from Outa Tempo.

The final heat of the night saw Bill’s Fantasy make good use of the outside box to lead all the way and win by two lengths in 30.19.

The Bill Elson trained son of Premier Fantasy and Regal Silver (Surf Lorian – Wongawillisue) put on a polished display and qualified for his second Group final in three weeks. Fusaichi Khan (7) finished second to book a place in next Friday’s final.

Qualifiers for next Friday’s Group Two Lismore Cup final (in no particular order);

Birkdale Beauty – Lee Wylie
Mal Rose Hi – Patrick Lavis
Walk With Faith – Tom Tzouvelis
Yogi Blue – Peter O’Reilly
Love Kills – Brian Partridge
Outa Tempo – Peter Ruetschi
Bill’s Fantasy – William Elson
Fusaichi Khan – Glenda Dart

Reserves

Dulcie Dee – Edith Hancock
Intensive Storm – Dean Turley

Luca Neveelk Wins 2014 Geelong Gold Cup

Luca Neveelk added a much deserved Group Two victory to his remarkable record when he took out the 2014 Geelong Gold Cup final for Denison trainer Gerald Kleeven on Friday night.

The son of Talk’s Cheap and It’s A Neveelk (Nitro Neveelk – Bigbad Leesa) has now won 21 races from just 25 starts with the Geelong win being his first black type final victory.

The 36kg hulking blue dog was sent out a $3.30 second-favourite and exited box five in second place before quickly out-speeding the early leader Top Secret (1) and racing away.

From that point he was never headed staving off the gallant efforts of Top Secret to score by 1 3/4 lengths in a handy 25.41. Nockabout Aussie (8) overcame early trouble to flash home along the rails and claim third.

Of the beaten brigade, favourite Awesome Project (6) left the boxes slowly and found dead ends everywhere he went, eventually finishing sixth. Dyna Alchemist (4) was away midfield and found the task of reeling in the front runners too much, finishing fourth.

Swagzilla (7) did not begin too well but made his way to third mid race before finishing fifth. Hallelujah Henry missed the hop and was another who was caught up in the field for a long period of time which sealed his fate, finishing seventh. Dyna Villa (2) was third away but struck early trouble and dropped back sharply to finish last.

Luca Neveelk has now amassed $112, 865 in stakes earnings. Given his phenomenal strike rate, coupled with the fact that he is only 29-months-old, there is every chance that he will add to that significantly in the coming year.

2014 SITA Group Two Geelong Cup – Full Results

1st – Luca Neveelk (5) Gerald Kleeven
2nd – Top Secret (1) – Kelly Bravo
3rd – Nockabout Aussie (8) – Peter Akathiotis
4th – Dyna Alchemist (4) – Steven Collins
5th – Swagzilla (7) – Darren McDonald
6th – Awesome Project (6) – Darren McDonald
7th – Hallelujah Henry (3) – Darren McDonald
8th – Dyna Villa (2) – Jenny Hunt

Time: 25.41
1st Split: 6.42 (5)
2nd Split: 11.05
Margins: 1 1/4 x 1

Scratchings: Azza Azza Azza (9), Marcus Joe (10)

More Cash But On A Fragile Basis

Racing authorities are putting on a brave face but the underlying movements in profitability are mixed, to say the least. Fixed Odds business from online bookies and the two big totes is still on the increase but racing authorities lose on the deal as they generate smaller commissions than the conventional TAB wagering that they replaced.

Queensland greyhound turnover went up by 18.8% in 2013/14 but only because it ran 34 more TAB meetings. A decline of 2.23% in all Tattsbet tote betting was saved from a worse result only by Fixed Odds volume from all sources rising by 17.3% to now comprise 32.8% of all wagering. That last figure is itself higher than in other states which probably indicates dissatisfaction with what the tote offers.

Nevertheless, things may improve now that the new 30-year deal with Tattsbet has generated a big increase in prize money. The key there will be whether Tattsbet itself – in the long term – is capable of building up its traditional business and can afford to pay up. In recent years it has been going in the opposite direction, something that might be reversed only if governments create a national betting pool.

Results in Victoria were not a lot different. Betting turnover went up by 3.1% but that included a flat performance for the two big city clubs and a huge rise in Ballarat meetings due to a comparison with a previous year when track reconstruction was taking place. Fixed Odds business doubled from the previous year. Racefield fees now makes up just on 20% of GRV income.

Overall, there was a rise of 7.4% in the number of Victorian meetings (based on individual club figures) or a bit less if you count coursing meetings. That’s where the extra cash came from. The good news is that much of that has been applied to promotion and track improvements as well as to IT enhancements.

All this continues a trend dating from 2010 (or even before) of filling holes in the TAB calendar and simply creating an extra meeting here and there. On average, there is no natural growth in patronage on a like for like basis. Given there is also no increase in the dog population, this explains the consequent fall in average field quality, the high proportion of races starting with short fields, and the more recent staffing of boxes in city races by Novice or low quality dogs. This all-round squeeze is a nationwide trend.

IS A LEGAL DOOR OPENING?

Let’s hope GRNSW is watching closely to see how the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gets on with its court case against Coles supermarkets. According to The Australian (17 Oct) the claims “contain a litany of potentially damning allegations against Coles and some of its most powerful executives, who help decide what products are placed on the shelf and what price is charged to both shoppers and suppliers”

“This is the second time this year the consumer watchdog has launched action against the nation’s second-biggest supermarket chain over its treatment of suppliers, claiming unconscionable conduct in the way suppliers were treated”.

In effect, the case revolves around Coles telling their suppliers to pay back large amounts of money because Coles could not make a profit selling their goods. Whatever the legalities, this must be the oddest practice known in commercial history.

Woolworths has also asked its suppliers to pay a share of their costs of promoting the Jamie Oliver campaign, which is nearly as odd. Some did and some didn’t but what the longer term outcome will be is a matter for the future.

GRNSW has had legal advice about its obligation to continue subsidising the other two codes from its share of TAB commissions, but decided not to go to court. So far, the NSW government has tried to avoid any responsibility. Would “unconscionable conduct” get a ride there? And will the final outcome of the parliamentary Inquiry recognise the injustice? The discussion is not finished yet.

The original commission sharing agreement was signed off by the then-GRA chairman, citing direct advice to do so from the two major clubs, GBOTA and NCA. The gallops and the trots have refused to consider renegotiation.

Perhaps, like in Victoria, this week’s promotion of the Racing Minister to the deputy Premier role will help?

FRANKING THE FORM

Another great run My Bro Fabio throws up real questions about the makeup of the TOPGUN field where it is only a reserve – second reserve at that, so it has little chance of getting a run. Despite a poor start at Sandown on Thursday, My Bro Fabio soon rounded up the field and won going away in a very quick 29.23. It has now won eight of its last 10 races, all in hot time. Two out, there are only a couple of the existing field that would live with it.

While on the Sandown subject, last Thursday’s meeting attracted some unusually strong betting action. Win pools on the NSW TAB were almost half as big again compared with the average. That business was not diverted from other tracks as both Ipswich (temporarily replacing Albion Park) and Dapto had quite good takings. Even so, the usual sharp decline occurred after 9:30 pm as workers went home to get ready for the following day.

WHY DO THEY WRITE THIS STUFF?

Stewards Report Race 10, Sandown, 16 October.
“Sonic Dash (5) crossed to the rail on the first turn checking Satsuki Bale (1) and Simply Elite (8) causing Simply Elite to race wide”.

Not really. If Sonic Dash touched the inside dog it was miniscule and half way round the turn. It had no effect on the race outcome and was not worth mentioning. Simply Elite was not on the same planet. It did get forced wide but by dogs further back. Nothing remotely to do with Sonic Dash.

Andrea Dailly Fined $400 For Non Appearance

Offence:
Failure to present greyhound Lektra Cooked for engagement at the Geelong Racing Club.

Report:
Stewards on the 10 of October 2014 conducted an Inquiry into the circumstances pertaining to the Late Scratching of the greyhound Lektra Cooked from the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting conducted on 5 September 2014.

After hearing the evidence, Stewards charged Ms Dailly in breach of GAR86 (o) in that she acted negligently by failing to present Lektra Cooked to the Geelong Racing Club on September 5 to race, resulting in that greyhound being a late scratching.

 

 

Ms Dailly pleaded guilty to the charge.

Stewards found Ms Dailly guilty as charged and fined her $400.00.

Youngsters Ready To Battle In Vic Peters Classic

Group One action returns to Wentworth Park this Saturday night, with six heats of the Vic Peters Classic to be conducted over 520 metres. This famous age restricted classic event is for greyhounds that were born on or after 1 April 2012, with the final winner taking home a mouth watering $75,000 for connections.

Past winners include Belfast Johnny (2013), Proven Nitro (2012) and Spring Gun (2011), with the large purse attracting some of the country’s most talented youngsters.

New Gosford 515 metre track record holder Avondale Al will attempt to rectify a disappoint debut at headquarters last week, exiting from box six in heat one. The Beau Hedley trained chaser set the Central Coast track alight two-weeks ago, shaving 0.16 off the previous record of 29.30.

Electrifying sprinter Lady Ronray will also lineup in this years series from box seven in heat two and will be looking to secure her eleventh straight victory. Trainer Ray Steele has knocked back several big offers for this gifted daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Ronray Disco, who has a perfect record of four wins from four starts at Wentworth Park.

Heat One:

A star-studded heat one includes Gosford track record holder Avondale Al, who will attract plenty of attention at just his second start at Wentworth Park from box six. The son of Mogambo and Avondale Miss put in a disappointing performance last week on debut at the track after finding a heap of trouble, finishing in fourth position. He won his first two race starts, including a blistering 29.14 at Gosford and will post a sizzling time if given room to move early on.

Anthony Azzopardi’s smart chaser Shoulders returns to headquarters after a short stint in Victoria, where he finished second in a Melbourne Cup prelude. The son of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed has a solid Wentworth Park record of two wins from six starts, including a flying personal best of 29.36. Despite a box four draw, this greyhound possesses good early speed and can figure heavily at the finish.

Jewel Action suffered her first defeat in five starts last week, after stringing four impressive wins together at Richmond and Wentworth Park. Trained by Kristy Sultana, the daughter of Tuiaki and Miss Beeslee clocked a fast personal best of 29.66 two weeks ago and will relish a favourable box three draw. She has a brilliant career record of eleven wins from sixteen starts, including four victories at this track.

Heat Two:

Lady Ronray steps out in heat two for trainer Ron Steele and will be looking for her eleventh career win from just her twelfth start. This exceptionally talented daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Ronray Disco has an unbeaten record of four wins from four starts at Wentworth Park, with a personal best time of 29.87. Despite being drawn out wide, Lady Ronray has exhibited sizzling early pace and should cross this field with slow beginners on either side.

Anything Less loves Wentworth Park and recorded his fifth win from just six appearances at the track last week. The son of Bekim Bale and Casey’s Angel clocked a brilliant time of 29.57 on Saturday, however will need to be on his best behaviour at box rise to escape cleanly from the squeeze alley.

Frattini will make her debut at Wentworth Park and exit from box four. She comes into this race with plenty of good form from Angle Park where she clocked 29.71 and Nowra last week, were she record a fast time of 29.82. Now trained at Appin by Christine Oldfield, the daughter of Collision and Dusty Retreat has eight career wins from twelve starts and will figure largely in this affair if she begins well from a tricky draw.

Heat Three:

Are Jip has firmly stamped his authority as a force to be reckoned with after being victorious in five of his eight starts at the track, including a blistering personal best of 29.48. The son of Fabregas and Monique’s Doll was brilliant last week, leading all the way from box two in 29.63. Owned and trained by talented trainer Kristy Sultana, this up and comer will have to overcome the middle draw, but does pack plenty of punch in the run to the line.

Zipping Bruno returns to headquarters after a two-week stint at Maitland, finishing third in both attempts over the 450 metres. Despite a lack in early pace, the son of Smooth Fancy and Navigator Miss is drawn inside two risky beginners and will finish off the race nicely if given room to move. Trained by Anthony Azzopardi, Zipping Bruno has three wins from nine attempts at the track and a personal best of 29.81.

Jumble has been ultra-consistent of late, placing at his past five outings, including a 30.06 performance at Wentworth Park. This beautifully bred chaser by Where’s Pedro out of Surpassing has one win and three minor placings from four starts at the track, which is sure to give trainer Craig Chappelow plenty of confidence heading into Saturday night.

Heat Four:

Paua To Roar will be looking for his fifth consecutive win on Saturday night after producing some outstanding performances at Nowra for in-form trainer Steve White. The son of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt has an impeccable career record of 11 wins from 15 starts and despite just the one victory at headquarters, possesses exhilarating early speed to overcome a difficult task from box five.

Miss Sueko has come up with a favourable inside draw that trainer Justin King will relish. The daughter of Dyna Lachlan and Miss Lolola possesses genuine early pace, which has contributed to her three wins at Wentworth Park and a flying personal best time of 29.67.

La Grand Logie is a very consistent chaser with five wins from six starts and he was victorious at his track debut last week in 30.28. Despite needing some improvement on the clock, a handy box two draw will give owner-trainer Jeffrey Eaton plenty of confidence that his chaser can be competitive in this affair.

Heat Five:

Lochinvar Impact has produced two sensational victories at his past two outings, recording sizzling times at The Gardens (29.60) and Gosford (29.69). The son of Collision and Multicam Girl has an excellent Wentworth Park record of two wins and two minor placings from five starts and a speedy personal best of 29.78. The Robert Smith trained chaser will have to overcome a tricky box six draw, however he consistently steps well and should get across to a nice position at the first turn.

Talented Victorian trainer Kelly Bravo will make the trip North with Kiltah Magic, who has been victorious in six of 11 career starts, including a sizzling performance at Sandown Park two weeks ago in 29.35. The daughter of Kilty Lad and Beltah Magic is a consistent lid-pinger and will relish a favourable box three draw.

Zipping Weston returns to Wentworth Park after one start in Victoria and will be looking for his third consecutive win at the track for trainer Anthony Azzopardi. The son of Smooth Fancy and Navigator Miss is another gifted chaser from the famous Hallinan bloodlines and recorded a sizzling 29.62 over the 520 metres back in April, followed by an equally impressive 29.69 performance two weeks ago.

Heat Six:

The sixth and final heat contains plenty of winning chances including Jason Fletcher’s Xtreme Knocka, who despite having just the one victory at Wentworth Park; set a fast personal best of 29.82 over the 520 metres back in September. The son of Knocka Norris and Misty Fields has been extremely consistent of late, recording a superb win at Bulli two weeks ago over the 515 metres, clocking 28.73. He hasn’t been unplaced at his past nine outings and has a solid box three record of two wins and two minor placings from four starts.

Classy Kid comes into this affair with outstanding form at the track, having won two of his past four attempts at Wentworth Park, with a fast personal best of 29.82. The son of lesser-known sire Special Kid out of Bit Classy, will give trainer Vicki Prest plenty of confidence exiting from box two, having record six victories from the inside alleys. Cosmic Angel will exit from box one and despite failing at her past two outings, will be primed for this event by astute trainer Anthony Azzopardi. This impeccably bred daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed has two wins from six attempts at the track and is certain to improve on her personal best time of 29.99.

Heat one will be run and won at 7.50pm EDST, with a determined number of semi-finals to be conducted next week.

Finn’s Prince Rules At Maitland

Winsome Prince further enhanced his reputation as one of the most exciting youngsters in New South Wales with a dominant performance in a 4/5th grade heat yesterday at Maitland.

Trained by Minnie Finn, the son of Barcia Bale and Winsome Shiraz stepped evenly from box eight before mustering pace and assuming the front around the first turn.

Once in the lead it was a case of times and margins as the black chaser sprinted to the line four-and-one-quarter lengths clear in a sizzling 25.07.

The victory was his seventh from as many starts, with a barnstorming success in this year’s Group Three Dapto Maiden also among those wins.

Finn made the trip up to the Hunter Valley circuit from Cranebrook, near Richmond, expecting a good performance from her exciting pup.

“We thought he would go alright because he was well boxed out in the eight”, Finn said.

“He has usually got good speed, that is why he is going so well. He didn’t come out all that good yesterday and he had to put the pedal to the metal to get to the front.”

Winsome Prince had trialled at the track on Monday in preparation for his Maitland debut, clocking a nearly identical time of 25.05.

Based on this, Finn said that she was originally a little disappointed with the time recorded on Thursday.

“I thought he would have went quicker and we were a bit disappointed with the time but he cracked an outside toenail, so that could have been the problem.”

Finn is optimistic that the cracked toenail will not cause a setback to her star sprinter and that he will be able to take his place in next week’s $1500 final.

However, she is not prepared to risk him if there is any uncertainty closer to race day.

“At this stage we are hoping (it will be ok), but we will just see how he goes through the week. If it is not right we will have to scratch him.”

It is the perfect time of the year to have an exciting young dog in your kennel, with the Group One Vic Peters heats being run at Wentworth Park this Saturday.

Despite the allure of the $75,000 winner’s cheque, Finn decided to steer clear of headquarters and the big one to allow Winsome Prince some more time to mature.

“He is not experienced enough, he would have been giving a lot away (to the other dogs). If we had a bit more time to school him around there we might have gone in it but we didn’t have time to trial.”

“We have a good opinion of him, he is a fast dog and he has got speed but he is only young.”

“That’s why we took him to Maitland and haven’t taken him to Wenty yet, we just wanted to get a bit of age on him and let him find his feet and then we will head to town.”

If he is fit and well by next Thursday, Winsome Prince looks to be the leading contender heading into the final, although it will be a harder task than his heat. The other qualifier was taken out by Remember Ross in a quick 25.17.

Finn said she is not too concerned about the box draw for the final which should be released on Monday afternoon.

“It doesn’t really matter where he is drawn as long as the dogs either side of him don’t go left or right.”

“He had bad boxes at Dapto and could handle them so it is just a matter of getting left alone for those first few strides and then he has got the pace to take off.”

Finn is contemplating taking Winsome Prince to the city after next Thursday to see if he can handle the step up in grade. With his combination of speed, strength and field sense, all signs at this early stage indicate that he should turn into a top class chaser down the track.

“We will probably take him to Wenty and give him a couple of trials before we put him in around there.”

“We are excited about him- and that’s why we are taking him along slowly, he is only young.”

“At this stage he is going good. He still has to take the big boys on down the track but he is ticking all the boxes so far”.

Ernie On The Mend After Suffering Career-Ending Injury

Ernie Bung Arrow became a local hero in South Australia and simultaneously captured the hearts of racing fans nationwide when he won the 2013 Adelaide Cup, giving his veteran trainer Ken Gill his first win at Group One level after four decades in the sport.

Just over a year later Gill is nursing Ernie back to health after he sustained a career ending injury when winning at Gawler on October 9.

“That night when he walked back to me he was a bit lame and then he started to get swelling down the leg. I thought he had done a monkey muscle and would be out for six weeks”, Gill explained.

“The next morning it was different. It’s the bicep in the front of the chest and shoulder that runs down to his elbow.”

Ernie is now on the long road to recovery after requiring surgery to help repair the muscle, but Gill is expecting his former kennel star to make a full return to health.

“He is feeling a bit sorry for himself. He has got a bucket on his head and he has got a brace down his leg and his elbow.”

“It’ll be a couple of months before he is back to where he should be. It’s five weeks before we take the brace off and then he’ll take a few weeks to be able to put that leg back down on the ground and use it properly again.”

“Eventually he’ll be able to go out on my track and have a free gallop and do all of those things.”

It has been a tough year for Gill and Ernie Bung Arrow.

Just as the pair appeared to have the racing world at their feet, Ernie was put on the sidelines in February after chipping a bone in his wrist during a trial. That ruled out all plans of a Victorian campaign where he was a serious contender for the upcoming Group One Temlee at The Meadows.

That was just the start of the setbacks that Gill and Ernie had to endure.

During his comeback preparations Ernie injured his monkey muscle and contracted the kennel cough, all of which saw his return to the track pushed back until September.

Ernie bounced back after eight months off the scene with a win over 388 metres at Angle Park, before slipping on the mat and finishing back in the field when trying to defend his Cup crown in October.

His fans would only see him race on one more occasion when he won his last race at Gawler. That victory saw the son of Lochinvar Marlow and Slipper’s Tonic retire with the remarkable record of 24 starts for 21 wins and one minor placing.

The injury was a heartbreaking blow for Gill who believed that Ernie was almost back to his best.

“He was trialling good and I thought he was back. I hadn’t got him back to a full 500 but his early splits were fantastic.”

Aside from his Adelaide Cup success, Ernie Bung Arrow also claimed the Group Three SA Derby and the Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial. He also made the final of the Group 1 Topgun and earned in excess of $168,000- not bad for a pup that only cost $900!

Gill is now hoping that he will make it as a sire and has plans to stand him at stud once he is fully recovered. There is no doubt that his phenomenal early speed is sure to be highly sought after by potential breeders.

“He had tremendous early speed. I don’t think there has been a more consistent dog out of the boxes that I have seen in my 40 odd years. He was consistent every time, it wasn’t just once in a while.”

“When I first got him going out of the 500 boxes I thought he probably wouldn’t run 500 because he was so good early, but his last section was as good as any dog, probably better. He had all three sections; first, middle and last, all in one”.

It is bittersweet looking back on Ernie’s Bung Arrow’s career. Although most people can only dream of having a dog that can win them a Group One, it would have been incredibly frustrating to see him not reach his full potential due to injury. But Gill can’t speak highly enough of his mate Ernie, who took him on the ride of a lifetime.

“It was fantastic. In the kennel at home kids could get him out and play with him but when he was at the races he knew what he was there for and he was on the job. He was just a lovely dog.”

2014 Group Two Geelong Cup Preview

It is hard to remember a more evenly matched field than the one that is set to contest the 2014 Group Two Geelong Cup on Friday night. A case can be made for virtually every runner in the race with quality from the red rug right through to the pink.

$45,000 awaits the connections of the first dog past the post which is contested over the 460 metre journey.

Astute Devon Meadows mentor Darren McDonald took the honours in the heats and has qualified three runners for the final, with all appearing to have their share of winning claims.

The Cup final is the eighth race on the card and is scheduled to jump at 9:27pm.

ODDS COURTESY OF CENTREBET’S FIXED ODDS MARKET.

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Top Secret
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Paul Westerveld
Prizemoney
$68,840
Last 10 Starts
2111237111
31 Months Black Dog by Bartrim Bale - Witch Fantasy
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,025 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 10 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Kelly Bravo (Trainer)“He is drawn well, he loves the inside and he likes the track too, he won his heat and semi-final of The Great Chase at Geelong. He was drawn up the track a bit more on both of those occasions so he has a bit in his favour here. His first and second sections are his best but he can struggle a little bit at the end so he will need a good break on them.”
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.63 25.63 6.45 6.51
Box 2
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Villa
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$22,865
Last 10 Starts
1112143331
24 Months Black Dog by Collision - Roxio Bale
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,429 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 10 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
63% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 2
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
ARG opinion is – An exciting young dog who is sure to be finishing hard at the business end of the race. He can tend to be a little bit risky at box rise but is drawn to be given some space early.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.56 25.56 6.63 6.63
Box 3
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
Hallelujah Henry
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Jason McDonald
Prizemoney
$62,625
Last 10 Starts
4137521221
35 Months Fawn Dog by Lonesome Cry - Lily Eve
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,739 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 15 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
ARG opinion is – A consistent on pacer who has a good record at Geelong. He will be looking for a little bit of room early and, if he gets it, he could well be in the finish.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.59 25.59 6.52 6.52
Box 4
Race Odds
$19.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Alchemist
Trainer
Steve Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$34,730
Last 10 Starts
6251112421
27 Months Black Dog by Superman - Talia Bale
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,929 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 6 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Steve Collins (Trainer) – “If he can come out with them he is a big chance. He is fearless and will run straight through them. He is going well and is ready to go.”
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.65 25.65 6.60 6.60
Box 5
Race Odds
$3.00
Heat Replay
Luca Neveelk
Trainer
Gerald Kleeven
Owner
Paul Kleeven
Prizemoney
$57,865
Last 10 Starts
1411113111
29 Months Blue Dog by Talk’s Cheap - It’s A Neveelk
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,411 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 20 0 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
83% 92%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG opinion is - Boom dog with a sensational strike rate who set the time standard in the heats with a 25.47 win. Has terrific early speed after he hits the ground and, if he can find the front early, it could be curtains for his opposition.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.47 25.47 6.43 6.43
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.40
Heat Replay
Awesome Project
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Brad Canty
Prizemoney
$257,930
Last 10 Starts
1114217111
43 Months Black Dog by Collision - Honour Phase
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,159 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 26 7 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0
ARG opinion is – Seasoned Group performer who is back to his best. He has won his last three and is likely to land close to the lead early. He is the class runner of this field and looks set to give the race a big shake.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.55 25.55 6.60 6.60
Box 7
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Swagzilla
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Allan Tindall
Prizemoney
$14,955
Last 10 Starts
1324121321
25 Months Blue Dog by Cosmic Rumble - Nova Surf
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $997 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 7 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
47% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
ARG opinion is – Young dog who is undefeated at Geelong in three outings. This race is one of the tougher assignments of his short career but he clearly has his share of ability.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.58 25.58 6.56 6.59
Box 8
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Nockabout Aussie
Trainer
Peter Akathiotis
Owner
Peter Akathiotis
Prizemoney
$87,625
Last 10 Starts
6115113611
39 Months Blue Brindle Dog by Knocka Norris - Aussie Nicky
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,328 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
66 15 12 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 52%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 0 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 0 3 1
Peter Akathiotis (Trainer) – “Unfortunately he has drawn the eight again, just like he did in the Victorian National Sprint final. This is a different track and it is about a 160 metre run into that first turn. I’m just hoping he comes out ok and stays straight so he has a bit of room to move. He showed a bit of common sense last week the way he raced so I hope he can again. I hope he can bring home the bikkies.”
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.55 25.55 6.61 6.79
1st Res
Race Odds
Heart Replay
Azza Azza Azza (SCRATCHED)
Trainer
Wayne Vassallo
Owner
Whittington Sprod syndicate
Prizemoney
$45,990
Last 10 Starts
1121111412
29 Months Brindle Dog by Collision - Alotta Mojo
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,000 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 11 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
70% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 2 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG opinion is – Did not have a lot of luck in his heat and would come into string consideration here if he gains a start, especially from an inside box.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.39 25.62 6.41 6.67
2nd Res
Race Odds
Heat Replay
Marcus Joe (SCRATCHED)
Trainer
Barry Moloney
Owner
Barry Moloney
Prizemoney
$222,130
Last 10 Starts
1172215322
43 Months Brindle Dog by Velocette - Mojo Glory
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,271 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
52 16 12 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG opinion is – Looked to have his heat won last week before being claimed on the line. He is an experienced conveyance and would not be the worst if he gained a start.
Best Geelong Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 25.65 6.53 6.53

The run to the first turn is going to be all-important in this race with at least half the field possessing enough pace to lead.

Top Secret (1) is drawn to find the front but will be under siege late in the race.

Luca Neveelk (5) is not always the first dog to leave the traps but hits the ground with a flurry and is another who could punch through and lead, if he does, he will take a power of beating.

If Awesome Project (6) can exit the boxes rapidly, the race could well be at his mercy, he has plenty of class and only needs to be near the front early to be a huge chance.

Swagzilla (7) has his share of early pace but will need luck to negotiate his way across from the wide draw.

Dyna Villa (2), Hallelujah Henry (3) and Dyna Alchemist (4) tend to be just off the pace early. They will be looking for some space to move to allow them to ply their trade and work their way into the event.

Nockabout Aussie (8) showed how strongly he can finish off his races when he ran down Marcus Joe in his heat win, however is likely to have to negotiate his way past a lot of dogs to win this.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 17th 2014

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Race No. 5Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com4:17 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SMASHING NIRO457230.89John Pay
2RENATUS228730.59Ron Ball
3BAGO KYSAM142231.10Peter Ruetschi
4OHIYESA767630.46Deborah Arnold
5BEC’S SECRET736631.01Rebecca Franks
6PERCY PIERCE735531.09Raymond Knudsen
7DARK BLAST666431.11Thomas Noble
8WOOROOLIN SHADOW564531.34Des Sykes
9HARLEY ARE365830.92Russell Keidge
10PIRATE KING875731.04Nikki Peters

Renatus has been racing in much stronger company of late and with the notoriously slow early Smashing Niro drawn underneath he should get every chance to lead throughout. He has been placed in two of four tries over this journey and both of those placings were in very fast times. This race lacks a fair bit of depth so if you can land even money that is big over’s. Bago Kysam scored back to back wins here in September over the 431m journey and he hasn’t had much luck since stepping up in distance. With a clean getaway he should be able to settle in the top two early and fill the quinella spot. Smashing Niro will trail them early but he does hit the line well, he is a great dog to anchor for third and fourth in your exotic bets. Ohiyesa rounds out the chances, she has a slick 30.62 PB over this trip and she can ping the lids on occasions.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Renatus

Trifecta: 2,3,4/Field/1 ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,3,4/2,3,4/1,2,3,4,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,3,4/1,2,3,4 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 6White Rose Boarding Kennels4:37 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ROSE RADIANT253230.79Mervyn Pratt
2KNOCK THE TOP538630.93Nikki Peters
3CONOR’S ENTITY5631NBTNatasha Ogden
4CAPTAIN CES167230.40Thomas Noble
5COSMIC PAULY5274NBTGregory Berry
6PAY SHEET823331.21Ron Ball
7DEE GEE JAYEE151530.80Bob Adams
8PRETTY FAST773631.70David Raines
9BORGY ROSE HI257631.34Trevor Thompson
10SKY TRAIN866431.50John Pay

Captain Ces looks perfectly placed in this event. He has won two of four here with a sizzling 30.40 PB and he has the wide running Cosmic Pauly on his outside so he should get plenty of cover in the early stages. He can miss the kick on occasions but he does possess a fantastic turn of foot, so he should get all the breaks tonight. Cosmic Pauly should set the pace but I’m not convinced that he can run a strong 520m. His 420m form at Lismore is highly impressive but he loses a lot of ground on the turns and he will need some shuffling behind to be able to hold on. Pay Sheet is never far away in this class and he is well drawn out wide, he is better suited over the 431m journey but he has posted two solid placings over this trip in recent weeks.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Captain Ces

Quinella: 4 to rove with 5,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5/4,5,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/5,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 7: Habana Flex

Ned Snow Fined $1500 For Naproxen Positive Swab

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the analyst’s findings in respect of a urine sample taken from the registered greyhound Willy Be Topps, which placed second in Race 3 at Albion Park on 14 August 2014.

After taking evidence from the trainer of Willy Br Topps, Mr Ned Snow, Stewards issued a charge against Mr Snow pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 83 (2)(a) to which he pleaded guilty.

GAR 83 (2)(a) reads:

The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in an event shall present the greyhound free of a prohibited substance.

The specifics of the charge being that on 14 August 2014, Ned Snow, as the licensed trainer of the registered greyhound Willy Be Tops, did present that greyhound to compete in Race 3 at Albion Park, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound following the event, was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance Naproxen.

After considering all available evidence Stewards accepted Mr Snow’s guilty plea.

In assessing penalty, Stewards took into consideration the following points:

· Mr Snow’s contribution to the industry spanning over 40 years
· Previous penalties in respect to similar substances
· Mr Snow’s personal circumstances

Subsequently Mr Snow was fined the sum of $1500.

Acting under the provisions of GAR 83 (4) WILLY BE TOPPS was disqualified from its 2nd placing in Race 3 at Albion Park on 14 August 2014.

The placings from the 520m grade 5 held on 14 August 2014 were amended accordingly.

Mr Snow was directed to return all prize money received from the aforementioned event to Racing Queensland.

Mr Snow was advised of his appeal rights.

ARG Information – When used in humans Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It is predominantly used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by arthritis. Naproxen is a drug that can be very toxic for dogs and should only be used with veterinary approval.

The Merck Veterinary Manual has a great guide on NSAIDs and the use of this type of drug in animals.

Victorian Greyhound Industry Worth $315 Million To The State

More prizemoney, an increased wagering market share and a strong focus on animal welfare and integrity are the highlights of Greyhound Racing Victoria’s (GRV) 2013/14 Annual Report, tabled in State Parliament today.

Premier and Minister for Racing, Denis Napthine said the annual report highlighted a tremendous year both on and off the track for Victoria’s greyhound racing industry.

“GRV has done a tremendous job representing the interests of the code, whether it be racing clubs, owners, trainers, breeders or the dogs themselves, particularly through animal welfare initiatives,” Dr Napthine said.

“GRV also strengthened its focus on integrity, including the establishment of the GRV Integrity Council to provide independent advice and recommendations to the GRV Board.”

The GRV Annual Report highlighted some significant achievements during 2013/14, including:

– a 3.1 per cent increase in wagering turnover on Victorian greyhound racing to $826 million.
– greyhound racing’s market share of wagering in Victoria has increased from 17.2 per cent in 2010 to 20.1 per cent in 2014;
– a $4 million increase in stakemoney and bonuses for a total $41.8 million (in 2010 total stakemoney was less than $25 million);
– a 6 per cent increase in attendances at Victorian greyhound racetracks; and
– 1,147 inspections conducted by stewards of kennels and training facilities.

Dr Napthine said animal welfare continues to be a high priority for GRV, with a record 536 adoptions through the Greyhound Adoption Program, a 40.7 per cent rise on the previous year.

“This is a fantastic result for the industry and the hundreds of families who have enriched their lives with these beautiful animals. This is supported by the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1 million investment in the Greyhound Adoption Program,“ Dr Napthine said.

“GRV and all involved in the industry can be justifiably proud of their involvement in the broader community through ongoing support of breast cancer research and the McGrath Foundation and the Great Chase Series that supports organisations helping people with a disability. More recently GRV’s support has also been extended to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia which is highly commendable,” Dr Napthine said.

Dr Napthine congratulated the GRV Board chaired by Peter Caillard and its staff led by Chief Executive Officer Adam Wallish in realising a net profit of $7.8 million.

“This strong financial position allows GRV to make the sport and industry even better than it is today,” Dr Napthine said.

“In particular, GRV and its member clubs are investing in upgrading racetracks and patrons’ facilities.

“With the financial assistance of the Victorian Coalition Government, major projects are now underway at Traralgon, the Meadows and at the industry Greyhound Adoption Program facility at Seymour.

“The Coalition Government is a strong supporter of greyhound racing. Through our Victorian Racing Industry Fund, we are helping to grow the industry through the building of new and upgraded infrastructure, the enhancement of integrity measures, support for the Greyhound Adoption Program and the marketing of greyhound racing to new audiences.

“Greyhound racing is important to the Victorian economy, providing an economic benefit of $315 million to the State with around 20,000 participants and employees involved in the industry,” Dr Napthine said.

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 16th 2014

Big night of racing at Sandown tonight. Time to take on Tom Waterhouse with up to $250 in free bets.

Best Bet:
Race 2: Dyna Perseus
Race 3: Mystic Twist

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Harden Bale

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,5,6,8 – Leg 2: 2,3,5,6 – Leg 3: 2,3,4,5,6,8 – Leg 4: 1,2,3 – $180 for 50%

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie7:06 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SOHO RHYTHM [5]4223729.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
2IBROX DIGGER (NSW)[5]5523129.78(4)S Clarke (Tooradin)
3DIDDA JOE [5]47776NBTS Bauer (Lovely Banks)
4MUMMA HOOK [5]8727629.75(1)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
5IMPACT BALE (NSW)[5]33214NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
6SAAHD [5]23321NBTG Ennis (Sandhurst)
7JULIE BALE (NSW)[5]15161FSTDS Collins (Lara)
8PEDRO’S RUNAWAY (NSW)[5]14122NBTB Burns (Werribee)
9WHITE STINGER (NSW)[5]Res.32811NBTK Richardson (Drouin)
10GO RED KEV [5]Res.6816730.38(1)I Bindley (Wonthaggi)

Pedro’s Runaway has recorded two solid placings here of late and from the pink draw he should have enough speed to cross and lead. His last 50m can be a concern but he has been hitting the line a little stronger of late and if he can land on the bunny he should give a great sight.

Mama Hook is much better than her recent form reads and with the lack speed around her I can see her settling in the top two early and she should make an impact. She has won here previously in a solid 29.75 but if she landed on the bunny she could probably go a little quicker. Julie Bale has the class edge but she is likely to find herself back in the field early. Three starts ago she powered to the line when posting a 30.31 Meadows win and with the same luck in running tonight she should be a major player. Soho Rhythm rounds out the chances, she posted three solid placings here in September and August and she can ping the lids on occasions.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Pedro’s Runaway

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,8/1,4,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 2Vale Peter Brown7:24 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NEWFIRE RILEY [5]2652442.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
2JUST DUCAL [4]4221642.03(1)J Roberts (Devon Meadows)
4DESTINI SHADOW [5]7838443.06(6)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
5MIMICKING (NSW)[5]5543542.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
7DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[4]7315442.08(6)M Delbridge (Balliang)
8NIMBLE ICON (NSW)[5]66753NBTA Flores (Yinnar South)

Dyna Perseus will be suited to the smaller field and he really does look to be a moral. Three starts ago he led from go to whoa when scoring here in a slick 42.08 and with the empty draw underneath he should get every chance to repeat the dose. You will be asked to take extremely short odds but I can’t see him being beaten.

Just Ducal is an improving stayer and he looks the likely danger after he scored a strong 42.03 win here two runs back. On that occasion he settled much closer to the speed than normal but with tonight’s small field he shouldn’t get shuffled too far back. Newfire Riley should fill the trifecta spot, he has the good draw and he should either match motors or sit just behind Dyna Perseus in the early stages. He is a long way from his best but outside of the top two there isn’t much depth at all, so he should be good enough to hold on for the minor end of the money. If you’re looking for one more to put into your exotics, Mimicking could be the value, his effort two runs back wasn’t too bad.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,2 ($2 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/1,2,5/1,2,5 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/2/1,2 ($2 for 100%)

Race No. 3Berwick Mazda7:44 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZELL BALE (NSW)[4]1461134.65(7)S Collins (Lara)
2COULTA ROCK [4]431F334.22(8)D Curtain (Longwarry)
3MYSTIC TWIST [3]1511734.31(4)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
4TICK BALE (NSW)[4]5376534.32(3)J Hunt (Lara)
6HEIDI GO SEEK [2]2328634.25(2)A Langton (Anakie)
7SONIC PIRATE [4]6132234.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
8RALPHY CINEL (NSW)[3]2121134.16(4)J Borg (Maryborough)

Mystic Twist can be a little hit or miss early but she has a great record over this journey and it’s hard to ignore her recent 29.51 win here over the 515m journey. With a slow beginner on her outside she should get plenty of room in the early stages and she has posted a zippy 9.23 to the first marker here in the past, so with a clean beginning she should get every chance to lead from go to whoa.

Ralphy Cinel is going to be well supported and he has been flying of late, his PB of 34.16 is very impressive but the big concern is that he is yet to win from box eight in five tries. Heidi Go Seek is the interesting runner, she has been racing below her best of late but she steps back up to her favourite distance where she has won three of six. With an empty box underneath she should get a fairly clear run early. Coulta Rock rounds out the chances, he was desperately unlucky here last week and he can atone with a clear passage in the early stages. Tick Bale has gone right off in recent times and you can leave him out.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mystic Twist

Quinella: 3 to rove with 2,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,6/2,3,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/2,6,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 4Rsn – Racing And Sport8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COME ON FANTASY [5]72512FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
2MAINTENANCE MAN [5]24164FSHS Bauer (Lovely Banks)
3NO RANSOM [5]1161729.60(2)R Britton (Lara)
4JAYNEY BALE (NSW)[5]15131FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
5RONALDO MAGIC [5]41661FSHS Clarke (Tooradin)
6EL ROSCOE [5]64557NBTM Karamatic (Lara)
7CHOCLOTTO [5]6652130.06(8)I Brown (Loch)
8LA LUCA TRICK [5]34626NBTI Bindley (Wonthaggi)
9BONJOUR BONSOIR (NSW)[5]Res.74716FSHJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
10UDON BALE (NSW)[5]Res.52236NBTT Womann (Lara)

Come On Fantasy has shown immense improvement in recent weeks at The Meadows and she appears drawn to get every chance in her Sandown Park debut. Two starts ago she pinged the lids and posted a smart 30.08 Meadows win and she then followed that up with a placing behind the in form elite Devil. From the red she should punch through and hold the lead and it’s hard to see her being run down whilst running around the 29.50 on the bunny.

Jayney Bale looks the obvious danger, she is coming off a brilliant 29.96 win at The Meadows and she too appears to be improving all the time. The concern with her is that she can bomb the start at times and she lacks a bit of experience. Ronaldo magic flew early in his sizzling 29.43 win here on Sunday and a similar get away tonight should see him settle in a prominent position. This is obviously much harder tonight but he did put the time on the board last Sunday. Maintenance Man could be the surprise packet, he can muster speed very quickly in his races and he has scored some slick wins on the country circuit in his brief career.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Come On Fantasy

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,4,5 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,5/1,2,4,5 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/2,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 5The ‘superdogs’ Are Coming!8:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KEEP CALM [5]11122NBTP Anderton (Devon Meadows)
2SKINNY VINNIE [5]7541829.57(2)R Britton (Lara)
3BILLY BUZZARD (NSW)[5]27738FSHW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4PETER’S PICK (QLD)[5]12652NBTJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
5PRUE BALE (NSW)[5]7378829.42(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
6SIZE DOES MATTER (QLD)[5]11125FSHB Ennis (Lara)
7SENOR SOCKS (SA)[5]33561NBTR Britton (Lara)
8WAYMORE’S BLUES [5]41742NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
9HERE’S HANNIBAL [5]Res.88811NBTI Bindley (Wonthaggi)
10SURVIVOR SAL [5]Res.57564NBTT Cortese (Hampton Park)

Size Does Matter has a huge engine and if he handles the track at his first look he should put a space in them. He recently captured the Healesville Cup final and prior to coming to Victoria he had recorded some ridiculously fast wins at Albion Park and Ipswich. The box draw doesn’t really suit but he does possess a great turn of foot soon after box rise so if he can hold out Senor Socks there should be no excuses for him.

Keep Calm is amazingly consistent and from the red he should be prominent for most of the trip. He lacks the brilliance of the favourite but he has good early speed and he will hang in forever. Waymore Blues can be very hit or miss early but from the pink he should get room to muster speed even if he bombs away. He is another very fast chaser when given the breaks and if he goes around at silly odds he is worth a saver bet. Prue Bale has blowout chances, she is much better than her recent form suggests and if she happens to ping she is capable of running the hands off the clock.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/1,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,6,8/1,5,6,8/1,2,4,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,6/1,5,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 6Macro Meats Shootout 6/118:52 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]3624629.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
2MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[5]4853629.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
3CRUSADE MARJEN [4]1114329.28(1)D Jensen (Keysborough)
4SMOKING ROSIE [4]1374729.88(5)T Reid (Yuroke)
5MEPUNGA MOSS [4]4412729.43(2)J Britton (Anakie)
6BABYLON CLUB [4]7653229.60(5)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
7BAYMAN BALE (NSW)[4]1623530.06(2)J Hunt (Lara)
8LEKTRA BRAVE [4]742F429.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9HERE’S HANNIBAL [5]Res.88811NBTI Bindley (Wonthaggi)
10SURVIVOR SAL [5]Res.57564NBTT Cortese (Hampton Park)

Crusade Marjen is an exciting prospect and his effort in a heat of the Geelong Cup last week was highly impressive. His box manners aren’t great but he drops the hammer very quickly and if given space he could easily burn them off. He has won here previously in a blistering 29.28 and if he gets anywhere near that run he will blow them away tonight.

Babylon Club appears to be the value, last week he ran the race of his life when narrowly beaten by Crawf’s Bread over this trip and with a clear run early he should be able to go one better. Musquin Bale has been a little off in recent weeks but he should be suited by the drop back in class. He has enough speed to settle in the top three early and if he finds the bunny mid race that should help him boost his confidence. Mepunga Moss is another down on form and confidence, she used to be a lid pinger but in recent times she has been missing away. If she can find her old form she is more than capable of leading throughout.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,3,6/2,3,5,6/1,2,3,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,3,6/2,3,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,6/3,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

Race No. 7Solo Bold Trease 21/119:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BATMANDU [5]1241634.25(1)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
2MEPUNGA TIARA [5]4276634.15(1)J Britton (Anakie)
3LOU TODD [5]71233NBTD Pell (Toolleen)
4AIRBOUND [5]1531534.75(1)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]122F434.26(8)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)
6WARRIOR KING (NSW)[5]31235FSTDB Ennis (Lara)
7DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]1443534.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BAZZA’S GIFT [5]47856NBTN Bell (Point Lonsdale)
9SURVIVOR SAL [5]Res.5756435.24(1)T Cortese (Hampton Park)

Warrior King is a gun chaser and class act and he should be suited by the step up in distance. The box draw hasn’t done him any favours but four starts ago he did record a breathtaking 29.30 win here from this draw. He can be hit or miss early but he has a good turn of foot and with a slow beginner drawn on his outside he shouldn’t get crowded in the initial stages.

Bazza’s Gift will be the over’s in the event and he must be included in your quaddies. He is perfectly placed in the pink and he has more than enough speed to cross early. He is a different dog on the bunny and he should be able to regain some confidence if he crosses. Airbound is super consistent and he recently made the talented Dyna Zod look silly when scoring here in 29.61. He is better suited to this trip and he only needs a few gaps to open mid race to be a factor. Mepunga Tiara is another down on form and confidence, she has a brilliant 34.15 PB here and she is only a good beginning away from returning to form. This really could be the value leg of the quaddie, Warrior King is going to start short but there are a number of chances and it’s worth taking him on.

Top four: 6 – 8 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Win bets on Mepunga Tiara and Bazza’s Gift (at the over’s)

Boxed Exacta: 2,4,6,8 ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,6,8/2,4,6,8/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 8Tab Melb. Cup Friday 21/119:35 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DREAM IT [4]1713429.53(5)B Ennis (Lara)
2CAMPASPE WILL [4]1641629.44(8)N Walls (Melton)
3LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]1154229.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
4HELLYEAH BOLT (TAS)[4]2246529.96(3)A Bullock (Exeter)
5LETHAL THREE (NSW)[4]5352329.74(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
6DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[4]1311729.53(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[2]1111529.09(8)B Ennis (Lara)
8PELOTON BALE (NSW)[3]4113429.68(2)J Hunt (Lara)

Good race and I’ve decided two go with the well drawn Dream It, his kennelmate My Bro Fabio has him covered for talent but from the red I would expect him to settle much closer to the speed than Fabio and if he can find the lure mid race he will prove extremely hard to reel in. He has won five of nine from this draw and he should be able to make up for his luckless runs in recent weeks.

Campaspe Will is another super talent and his effort to win here two runs back in 29.45 was enormous. He came from off the speed that night but he has more than enough dash to find the early lead tonight. My Bro Fabio will obviously start favourite and he is in rare form, the concern with him tonight is that he is drawn wide and with his lack of early speed I would expect him to be posted wide for most of the journey. Lamia Bale turned in a fabulous effort here last week when she chased the classy Banjo Boy for the entire journey, they went very quick in that race and after being headed early she hung in forever.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Dream It and Lamia Bale

Trifecta: 1,2,3/7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2,3/Field/7 ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,7 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAUSTIC BALE (NSW)[5]214FSHS Collins (Lara)
2SE’S HIGH ABOVE (GA)[5]15FSHR Britton (Lara)
3PROVEN BOLT [5]35455NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4ARISTOTLE BALE (NSW)[5]62247NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
5DIVA’S SHADOW [5]1821FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
6ROGUE RAIDER [5]66211NBTD Selleck (Tooradin)
7SEGATASHYA [5]44132FSHA Peasnell (Pascoe Vale)
8RED SUPERMAN [5]34218FSHD Crawford (Pearcedale)
9BONJOUR BONSOIR (NSW)[5]Res.74716FSHJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
10WANT THAT RABBIT [5]Res.76554NBTK Kubik (Epping)

With the presence of Se’s High Above in this event, the promising Aristotle Bale may go around at big over’s. He has won three of nine career starts and all three of those wins were in sizzling times on the provincial circuit. He has experienced no luck at all in his four tries here but tonight he has no speed drawn underneath him and I can see him finding the bunny very early in the event.

Se’s High Above is an exciting talent and she really caught the eye with a slick 29.59 debut win here, she was knocked over in her second start here and I think that may have knocked her confidence a bit. Obviously with a clear run she is a major player but I think she may find some trouble in the early stages. Caustic Bale has the good draw and he was a strong 30.46 Meadows winner recently, he musters pace quickly in his races and he should be able to settle in the top two early. Segatashya is the improving type in the event and at the big odds it wouldn’t surprise me to see her feature in the finish, her three most recent efforts have been eye catching and she is going to go around at big over’s.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Aristotle Bale and Segatashya

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,7/1,2,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4,7/1,2,4,7/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 10Razldazl Greyhounds10:14 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SATSUKI BALE (NSW)[5]48524FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
2RAPID INCLINE [5]8764530.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
3HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]62132NBTT Womann (Lara)
4BLACK KADEN [5]53654NBTP Kelly (Longwarry North)
5SONIC DASH [5]52313NBTA Langton (Anakie)
6SAM HARPER [5]87277NBTP Terry (Pakenham)
7BLISTERING BOB [5]15413FSHJ Karamatic (Lara)
8SIMPLY ELITE [5]31665FSHS Clarke (Tooradin)
9BONJOUR BONSOIR (NSW)[5]Res.74716FSHJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
10WANT THAT RABBIT [5]Res.76554NBTK Kubik (Epping)

Satsuki Bale has come up with the good draw and she looks well placed in this class. Two starts ago she posted a brilliant 450m placing at Ballarat and she has proven in her brief career that she is a much better chaser on the bunny. From the red she should hold the lead and it’s likely she will build up a massive lead mid race.

Blistering Bob was an impressive 29.51 Sale winner from a wide draw recently and in that win he showed dazzling early speed. If he can get away cleanly tonight he should be able to put some pressure on Satsuki Bale, the only concern with him is that his box manners aren’t very reliable. Harden Bale is the run on dog in the event, he has been placed in his past four starts and he should be able to drop onto the rail soon after the start.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/3,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 3,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,7/1,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Win bet on Satsuki Bale

Race No. 11Find Us On Facebook10:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CETTE AWAY [5]5344129.83(1)J Hunt (Lara)
2OUSAI BALE (NSW)[5]31811FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
3PRAISE CHORUS [5]31575NBTD Condon (Devon Meadows)
4JEREMEY RENT [5]45121NBTB Pell (Toolleen)
5SCENIC SHOT (NSW)[5]11312NBTM Mallia-magri (Avalon)
6NO NO NOTORIOUS (NSW)[5]12112NBTD Dean (Nyora)
7DYNA LEMMY (NSW)[5]23721NBTT Womann (Lara)
8CALL ME SCARY [5]5421529.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)
9WHITE STINGER (NSW)[5]Res.32811NBTK Richardson (Drouin)
10GO RED KEV [5]Res.6816730.38(1)I Bindley (Wonthaggi)

No No Notorious has been pinging the lids of late and he has won five of his past seven starts in sizzling fashion. The box draw isn’t desirable but a clean getaway should see him out in front and away from trouble. One thing in his favour tonight is that Scenic Shot is a keen railer and he should give No No Notorious a nice cart across in the early stages.

Cette Away returned to form with a strong 29.73 Sale win and her only win here came from this draw. From the red I would expect her to anticipate the start a little better than normal and therefore she should settle much closer to the pace. Dyna Lemmy looked impressive in his slick 25.35 Warrnambool win last time and if he can find the rail in the early stages he will be a major player. Praise Chorus rounds out the winning chances, he is better suited to a shorter trip but he can show blistering early speed and if he holds them out early he may give a great sight.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,6,7/1,3,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,6,7/1,3,6,7/1,2,3,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:58PM

Left Is right is an explosive beginner and he is drawn to make every post a winner. Two starts ago he exited this draw and recorded a brilliant 29.57 victory here. With a similar getaway tonight there should be a similar result but I think he can probably go a little bit quicker.

Black Superman scored here on Sunday in 29.81 after leading all the way and with that being his first 500m effort he should have derived a lot of benefit from that run. I don’t think he can win tonight but he should settle in the first two and he can hang on for a place. Veloway is the value, he will be steaming home late and in a race which features a number of front runners he should get every chance to run over the top late. Just A Taste rounds out the chances, he is racing in great form at present and if the favourites miss away he should be there to take advantage.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/3,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,8/1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 3,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,8/1,3,4,8/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Ipswich Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 16th 2014

Best Bet:
Race 3: Rain Stream

Best Roughie:
Race 9: Dare To Tell

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Race No. 1Sky Racing6:41 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ELISHA’S TAN245530.99Glenn Smith
2BREEZA BENZ2714NBTIan Hoggan
3PRINCESS CANUTE130.59Tom Tzouvelis
4LATE SHOW ANGEL3645NBTDarren Titmarsh
5CREDIT LIMIT426832.65Kevin Kemp
6HARD LUCK421NBTSelena Zammit
7WHIRLY WAY12NBTReg Hazelgrove
8SCORPION QUEEN14NBTMark Cooper
9HAZY JANE14731.56Reg Hazelgrove
10RADLEY RETURN434531.47Jake O’rourke

Princess Canute was highly impressive when winning here last week in 30.59 and with a clean getaway she should repeat the dose. Whirly Way was desperately unlucky in the Eric Thompson Memorial Final at Albion Park last week and she should be right in the finish tonight. Hard Luck is likely to get back early in the event but he is well drawn out wide and he is showing tremendous promise. Breeze Benz was a slick 25.25 winner here two runs back and she had no luck in her 500m debut last time.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Princess Canute

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,7/2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,6,7/2,3,6,7/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 2Rosewood & District Community Ba…7:05 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MOCHA LATTE646831.59Rachel Scott
2TITAN ASH473631.70Raymond Burman
3BRIGHTVIEW STAR866831.12Craig Wright
4DEEP DESPAIR425230.76Michael Geraghty
5DOUBLE STORM15NBTReg Hazelgrove
6BILLY ROSE HI5113NBTTrevor Thompson
7KISS AND FLY7271NBTRobert Alchin
8YESSAM TULLOCH674231.41Lyndall Massey
9HAZY JANE14731.56Reg Hazelgrove
10SMILEY MILLER167631.28Robert Giltinan

Deep Despair is a very promising chaser and she appears to be getting better with every run. Her effort when placed here last week was extremely eye catching and she appears to be very well graded tonight. Double Storm is armed with explosive early speed and he should lead for a long way, in his two starts to date he has struggled in the run home but with a few more runs he should get a little stronger. Titan Ash is much better than her recent form suggests and she could be value, she is better suited to a wider draw but she can show early speed at times and that should help her avoid trouble.

Top four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Deep Despair

Exacta: 4,5/2,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/2,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 3Dinky Di Web Design7:25 PM
5 event over 630 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GOLFING AMY428537.64John Pollock
2RAIN STREAM513337.94Robert Handyside
3RUBY ROO786137.61Craig Wright
4KANISHA’S FLYER134739.03Patricia Comley
5STONE FIXER376538.80Glenn Smith
6GARRANGAY DUK5155NBTJoanne Martin
7OBAMMA LASS7878NBTJohn Reimer
8SHAYLOR BERT432337.36Troy Sharpe

Rain Stream has been racing in very consistent style of late and she should get every chance to score tonight. With Golfing Amy expected to lead, she should get a perfect sit early on and she will prove too strong in the run to the line. Golfing Amy as stated should lead for a long way, in recent weeks she has been a little off but she should be able to regain some confidence on the bunny. Kanisha’s Flyer has continued to improve in recent times and she should fill the minor end of the money.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rain Stream

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,4,6 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2/1,2/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/1/Field ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 4Raincat Transport7:44 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CELTIC MATCH831530.65John Pay
2GRIN AND WIN142530.63Tony Zammit
3ISOLATOR671331.05Richard Nelson
4WONG SIZE SUZIE353530.74Cynthia Suttle
5PART THE SEA462230.70Rachel Scott
6OSKAR DA POOCH6364NBTAmy O’reilly
7MUNGUNYAH773631.15Kevin Kemp
8ZAMBEZI ROCK414330.84Tom Tzouvelis
9ROYAL ALBERT264X30.68Desmond Gilroy
10KING ELLIOT256830.63Reg Hazelgrove

Grin And Win has a great record here having won five of 11 tries and he looks well placed here. His box manners can be a little hit or miss early but he does possess a great turn of foot and that should allow him to settle in a prominent position early. Celtic Match beat the classy Fawn Corsair here two runs back from this draw and she should figure in the finish again. Wong Size Suzie has a smart 30.74 PB here and she normally shows great early speed in her races. If she can cross the inside two she will prove very hard to run down.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Grin And Win

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 5Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com8:08 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUBY’S IN YELLOW111530.52Edward Neal
2PILGRIM’S PRINCE163130.56Rachel Scott
3CANDY CRUSH533531.20Noel Evans
4JOHNATHAN’S HOPE475230.87John Pollock
5NO PRISONERS353730.82Tom Tzouvelis
6HIGH RADAR312430.74John Pay
7MADE THAT WAY1246NBTDarren Titmarsh
8JACKSON’S DAY1164NBTMargaret Quarrell
9COSMIC BOSS168431.01Ron Ball
10ALL YOU CAN847730.65Peter Ruetschi

Jonathon’s Hope has experienced a lot of luck in recent weeks but tonight there is no speed drawn around him and he should get every chance to find the early lead. He has posted some slick Albion Park wins in his brief career and he should be nice odds tonight. Ruby’s In Yellow has won five of seven here and she has been airborne of late, if she avoids bother in the first 50m she should be right in the mix. Jackson’s Day is well drawn out wide and he too has scored some fast wins to date, he would need to cross and lead to win but with an even getaway he has enough early toe to get across.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Jonathon’s Hope and Jackson’s Day

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,8/1,4,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4,8/1,4,7,8/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 6Super Butcher8:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GANGNAM STRIDE456430.58Sheryl Clark
2GAMAH’S WONDER1174NBTOwen Kunde
3NOT THE ONE111330.54Robert Essex
4ABBY’S FANTASY3273NBTWilliam Elson
5STRONG STANLEY618230.99Reg Hazelgrove
6ROPELEY JET525331.04Kevin Forrester
7DROP JAW512630.46Amy O’reilly
8SONNET’S SPECIAL1122NBTMathew Reid
9KIKEM NEW ORLEAN845830.78Tom Tzouvelis
10SPACE WAVE566730.72Tony Zammit

Sonnet’s Special is a tremendous talent and he has returned to racing in fine style, the wide draw doesn’t exactly suit but with the early speed in the middle and wide draws he should get a nice cart across to the first turn. Gangnam Stride will be hitting the line hard and he has a more than handy 30.58 PB here. Not The One loves racing here and he has won three of his past four here, he needs some room in the early stages but if he gets it he will prove very hard to hold out. Strong Stanley has the speed to lead and he looks a great place hope, he is quite weak in the run home but he will set a cracking pace.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sonnet’s Special

Trifecta: 8/1,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,3,8/1,3,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,3,5 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 7Big Dog Australia8:52 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GUNSPEED312630.61Shane Ellis
2GRAND ROMAN113130.75John Conlon
3WHITE HORNET315330.60Raymond Burman
4SURFIN’ KAWATI771730.19Lois Neal
5ROYAL ROWDY1813NBTGregory Hancock
6FRED SEALEY553830.43Amy O’reilly
7MELODY SERENADE157230.76Lyndall Massey
8ATTA BOY TED738630.62Renald Attard

Grand Roman has won three of his past four starts at Albion Park in sub 30 seconds and he should prove too zippy for this lot. He should follow the red through at the first turn and assume control as they head for the back straight. Surfin’ Kawati is the interesting runner, he is resuming from a lengthy spell and this time last year he was one of the hottest speedsters in the country. Gunspeed scored a slick 30.09 Albion Park win from this draw recently and he should give a great sight again.

Top four: 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 2/1,3,4/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/1,3,4/1,3,4 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,3,4 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,3,4 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 8Gatton Tyre Service9:11 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SEVEN STRAIGHT163431.28Jeff Cumming
2BLUE DEN3184NBTJohn Reimer
3HOPE’S FANTASY516630.88William Elson
4KIDATEE CROC123230.40Darren Russell
5ARE ATE716330.43Rachel Scott
6SKUZI133130.56Tony Apap
7LINE UP BUOYS126230.77Bradley Woods
8GRIM CREEPER2376NBTThomas Noble
9ROYAL ALBERT264X30.68Desmond Gilroy
10KING ELLIOT256830.63Reg Hazelgrove

Grim Creeper is a real up and comer and he hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in recent weeks. Tonight he exits a favourable draw and he should be applying pressure to the leaders as they head through the first turn. Kidatee Croc was narrowly beaten at Albion Park over 600m last time and he appears better suited to this journey. Are Ate can ping the lids in his races and has won here previously in a sizzling 30.43, with a clean getaway tonight he should play a major role in the finish.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Grim Creeper

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 9Rosewood & District Community Ba…9:34 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARE TO TELL428830.67Anne Southee
2SUPER VISION154830.93Peter Young
3BELLISIMO BELLE555531.47Darren Titmarsh
4GALWAY TORNADO381530.61Kevin Galloway
5BIG DAC633330.66Colin Hamilton
6OKAY YETTA755130.61Reg Hazelgrove
7CALIFORNIAN DUDE654530.89Paul Mcilveen
8FLICK PASS142430.89Ron Ball
9KIKEM NEW ORLEAN845830.78Tom Tzouvelis
10SPACE WAVE566730.72Tony Zammit

Flick Pass looks perfectly placed in the pink draw and he recently scored a powerful 35.04 Albion Park win. He has been racing in much stronger company of late and he should get every chance in this event. Dare To Tell is much better than her recent form reads and from the red she should drive through and lead and she will give a great sight at odds. Okay Yetta is poorly drawn but she has a great record here and she can feature with some luck in the initial stages.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flick Pass

Trifecta: 1,8/1,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 10Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com9:54 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TRICKY KID4748NBTHassell Rolph
2SPRING BONANZA131430.68Tom Tzouvelis
3TRU RYDER845130.76Adam Mcintosh
4HIGHLIFE412830.56James Loye
5BELLA NARCISSUS556130.82Michelle Warren
6BIRTHDAY BASH111230.74Christine Bourke
7NEVER ENDS1175NBTAnne Southee
8THAT ONE726131.24Peter Cauchi
9COSMIC BOSS168431.01Ron Ball
10ALL YOU CAN847730.65Peter Ruetschi

Birthday Bash has won eight of his 11 starts to date and two starts ago he reeled off blistering sectionals when winning here in 30.74. In that effort he fell in a bit of a hole late so he should be much better for that effort. Tru Ryder was never headed in his smart 30.76 win here last week and he should give a great sight again. Never Ends is well drawn out wide and she too is showing lots of promise.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Birthday Bash

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,6/2,3,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 16th 2014

Best Bet: Get on board staying star Token Mclaren at Sportingbet with a $700 free bet.
Race 3: Token Mclaren

Best Roughie:
Race 5: Victa Scott

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,4,6,7 – Leg 2: 1,8 – Leg 3: 2,3,5,6,8 – Leg 4: 3,7,8 – $150 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Ramsey Bros Mixed Stake Cta Divi…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHADY DEAL215330.20Kim Johnstone
2WREX BALE134730.08Wendy Matcott
3ALLEN ILLEM256529.81Tony Rasmussen
4BREAKER KAHN343530.45Kathleen Johnstone
5FLYING BALE613329.97Lisa Rasmussen
6BLACK BOTTLE381430.13Kathleen Johnstone
7SPORTING TEARS172629.85Steve Meimetis
8YICHE216229.99Angela Modra
9DYNA QUISTIS875430.00Wendy Matcott

Sporting Tears is racing in good style at present and if he can cross in the early stages he should prove very hard to run down. Two starts ago he turned in a monster performance when narrowly beaten by the in form Genghis Kahn. Yiche is a reliable beginner and she has been placed in seven of her past eight starts. Shady Deal has the good draw and he was desperately unlucky when placed here last week, from the red he should settle much closer to the speed and he will be right there at the business end.

Top four: 7 – 8 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Sporting Tears and Shady Deal

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 7,8/1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,7,8/1,3,7,8/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 2Variety The Childrens Charity St…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COOL AND BLACK412130.33Desmond Hockley
2STORM ALLEN546330.54Wendy Matcott
3YOUNG GUN MCBAIN222430.13Todd Kelly
4DYNA DRAMA273430.46Wendy Matcott
5DYNA VANITY856330.32Nadine Payne
6ALDERLEY REFORM171329.86Terrance Cahalan
7BOONOONA BOY161529.97Troy Murray
8LONG GULLY MARK144630.11Paula Hearnden
9TEGRA BALE845830.36Wendy Matcott
10PYKE BALE547530.53Wendy Matcott

Alderley Reform has won five of seven here since coming from NSW and he should have enough speed to lead throughout in this event. Four starts ago he set the track alight here with a sizzling 29.86 win and his rivals tonight couldn’t get anywhere near that. Young Gun Mcbain has been placed in seven of his past eight and he appears to be getting better and stronger with every run. Long Gully Mark has the favourable draw and he has more than enough speed to cross in the early stages, he isn’t overly strong but if there is some shuffling behind he may just steal the prize. Boonoona Boy rounds out the chances, he is likely to get too far back early but he can run home into the placings.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Alderley Reform

Trifecta: 3,6,8/3,6,7,8/2,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,6,8/3,6,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 3Advance Robes Free For All Cta D…7:55 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING AMANDA231143.56Wendy Matcott
2LONG GULLY SURF214543.26Paula Hearnden
3ZARA MCLAREN443343.25Helen Foster
4SHEZA TEN424743.56Petar Jovanovic
6TOKEN MCLAREN15X642.89Donald Foster
7PSYCHOTIC GOLD141143.13Petar Jovanovic
8HUSKY DREAMER646443.19John Gale

Token Mclaren got polaxed soon after the start here last week and he was never a factor, tonight he has an empty draw underneath and he should be able to find the rail soon after the start and he will get the perfect sit behind Spring Amanda. He is all class and with a little luck in running he should return to the winners list. Psychotic Gold has won 11 of 18 over this journey and she has tremendous track sense, I think she will give Token Mclaren too big of a head start tonight but she should be able to run home into the quinella spot. Spring Amanda should lead for a long way and hang on for the minor end of the money.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/1,2,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/7/Field ($5 for 100%)

Exacta: 6,7/1,2,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 4Pretzel Jack And Wonky Stake Cta…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YAMBLA MICK328529.91Troy Murray
2ALLEN PARAGON364530.76Wendy Matcott
3BOGIE CLASSIC322429.86Ben Rawlings
4KANAME BALE377530.74Wendy Matcott
5HE’S A VILLIAN216230.11Lisa Rasmussen
6VELOCITY DAFF244530.09Kim Johnstone
7POP’S CASTLE638530.25Damien Smith
8ALDERLEY RETREAT562X30.46Kathleen Johnstone
9DYNA QUISTIS875430.00Wendy Matcott

Bogie Classic didn’t have much luck here last time but her two runs prior at Gawler were massive. Tonight she has slow beginners drawn on either side and with a clean getaway she should have enough speed to drive to the early lead. He’s A Villian has been flying of late and he really caught the eye when narrowly beaten by Genghis Kahn here last week over the 600m trip. Yambla Mick has the good draw but he is likely to be under the odds, however if he steps away he can make an impact. Velocity Daff rounds out the chances, she rarely wins but she is never far away over this journey.

Top four: 3 – 5 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bogie Classis

Trifecta: 3,5,6/1,3,5,6/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 1,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,5/1,3,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 5Loan Avenue Stake Cta Division28:38 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHAYNE BALE256530.47Lisa Rasmussen
2BIG ZAP431229.65Troy Murray
3WITCH BALE538830.45Wendy Matcott
4VICTA SCOTT525229.89Ronald Schadow
5KALDEN BLANCO831130.08Robert Isaacson
6SENNI TONY475629.91Colin Swain
7SHE’S ILLUSIVE361130.45Kim Johnstone
8DYNA OLSEN876630.98Wendy Matcott
9DYNA QUISTIS875430.00Wendy Matcott

Big Zap is a class act and he should be able to go one better after finding trouble in last week’s placing. He has won here previously in a blistering 29.67 and if he can avoid early bother he will take a power of beating. Shayne Bale has been racing in recent weeks and he is a major player from the good draw, he can show early speed at times and I expect him to be prominent throughout. Victa Scott returned to form with a top placing here last week behind Alhanna and a similar effort tonight would see him be thereabouts. She’s Illusive is unbeaten in her two SA starts and her early speed means she is always a chance.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Big Zap

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 6Statewise Mortgage Solutions Gra…8:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CASH IN LOOPER111729.88Troy Murray
2BIG MICK DEE313329.98Lisa Rasmussen
3ABSOLUTE BOSS144430.11Robyn Mackellar
4PEPPER KAHN713430.02Kim Johnstone
5RED LINE LAD542330.14Lisa Rasmussen
6VICTA BROOKE548529.77Ronald Schadow
7LITTLE ELSIE335830.32Steven Brook
8PUNISHMENT125129.84Carole Scott
9CRASH DOOLEY178830.39Lisa Rasmussen

Cash In Looper was knocked from pillar to post when resuming from a short spell last week and I would expect him to show big improvement from the red draw. Prior to going from a spell he had scored some very slick wins here and at Gawler. Punishment is ideally placed in the pink and he recently set the Gawler track alight when scoring in a breathtaking 30.38. Red Line Lad is more than capable and he should be thereabouts if he can get through the first turn unscathed.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cash In Looper

Trifecta: 1,8/1,4,5,8/1,2,3,4,5,8 ($36 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,8/1,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 4,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 7Hummer Sa Grade 5 Series H Cta D…9:22 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MERLOT MONELLI8587NBTLisa Rasmussen
2EMERLEY SENORITA322229.85Peter Hurley
3SADIE’S GUESS662230.47Kim Johnstone
4SUAVE ODESSA152230.57Robyn Mackellar
5GUN MCBAIN214130.01Todd Kelly
6HE’S BUZZIN’242129.98Lisa Rasmussen
7RILEY CRACKS IT232630.16Paul Barry
8COOL GUINNESS561329.90Kirin Corby
9CRASH DOOLEY178830.39Lisa Rasmussen

Cool Guinness has a terrific record over this trip having won 10 of 20 starts and he likes to scout wide in his races. From the pink draw he should get a clear run early and he should be able to cross. He’s Buzzin’ looked super impressive when scoring here on Monday in 29.98 and he looks a major player again. Emerley Senorita pings the lids and she is in career best form, if she holds them out she will prove hard to reel in.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cool Guinness

Exacta: 6,8/2,3,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,6,8/2,3,6,8/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 8Cochrane Transport Mixed Stake C…9:41 PM
2/3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YODA BALE741230.11Tony Rasmussen
2DANYO’S LUKE218329.92Colin Swain
3WOODNEAR576130.01Paul Barry
4BOGIE YATES111730.32Ben Rawlings
5WINBROOK881729.79Alan Mcculloch
6BIG DINGO312129.86Robyn Mackellar
7GALILEE SPIRIT111729.62Robert Isaacson
8GENGHIS KAHN115129.68Kathleen Johnstone

Woodnear recently scored a smart all the way win here in 30.01 and if he begins like he did on that occasion he should go back to back. He has a bit of speed drawn on his outer but he is more than capable of holding them out if he can step away cleanly as he does possess a great turn of foot. Genghis Kahn has his favourite draw and he is flying at present, as long as he doesn’t get pushed too wide early he should be right in the mix. Galilee Spirit recently strung together three sub 30 second wins here and two of them were from this draw. Winbrook was a recent finalist in the Group One Adelaide Cup, he hasn’t drawn well tonight but he is too good to dismiss.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Woodnear

Trifecta: 3,8/3,5,7,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 5,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,7,8/3,5,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 9Asf Audits Stake Cta Division110:05 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ANIMATE365335.25Lester Harris
2VICTA VICTORIA317435.03Ronald Schadow
4DOONA BALE536435.10Tony Rasmussen
6MISS PARTY GIRL3648NBTColin Swain
8MCLAREN GRACE854535.69Tania Foster

Animate appears to have everything going for him tonight, he is dropping in class and he has the wide running Victa Victoria drawn directly on his outside. Last week he turned in a great performance behind Genghis Kahn and this really looks to be his race. Doona Bale wasn’t too far behind Animate in that race and she can run a big race again. Victa Victoria can be a little hit or miss early but she has a great record here and she too will be suited by the smaller field.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/2,4,8/2,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2 & 4 ($2 for 100%)

Exacta: 1/2,4 ($2 for 100%)

Race No. 10Autoparts Mate Stake Cta Divisio…10:26 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLUE VIPER254729.94Lauren Harris
2FIESTY FAIRY321530.37Kevin Murnane
3DYNA WEDI262231.30Wendy Matcott
4MONTGOMERY ROAD122530.30Nadine Payne
5ASUKA BALE431230.50Tony Rasmussen
6LEKTRA NINJA427530.40Wendy Matcott
7MIDWAY MAGIC332230.32Desmond Hockley
8ALLEN ULTRON276730.46Lisa Rasmussen
9PYKE BALE547530.53Wendy Matcott
10VERA ALLEN448730.81Wendy Matcott

Blue Viper can be a bit iffy at times, but from the red she really does look the winner. In recent times she has been racing in much stronger company in Victoria and with a clean getaway tonight she should land on the bunny and never look back. Midway Magic is super consistent and he will unleash a monster finish, he always seems to find one better but he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Fiesty Fairy was a handy all the way winner here recently in 30.37 and she shouldn’t be too far away again. Montgomery Road is drawn poorly but he is racing well at present and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Blue Viper

Trifecta: 1/2,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,7/1,2,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

2014 Group Two Lismore Cup Heats Preview

The Northern Rivers will provide the backdrop for elite racing over the next two Fridays when the 2014 Group Two Lismore Cup series takes place.

32 sprinters will converge on the circuit in north eastern New South Wales for a crack at the $40,000 to-the winner event.

There is no shortage of quality in the four heats with both Queensland and New South Wales kennels strongly represented.

Here is a look at the main chances in each heat;

Race 4 – Lismore Workers Club Cup Heat 1 – 8:19pm

Zipping Summah (2) travels up from the coalfields for the powerful Jason Mackay kennel and can certainly gallop. The 27kg bitch has won 15 from 32 and saluted in a swift 30.04 at her only start at Lismore. She has a superb record from inside boxes and, if she steps on terms, she looks to be the one to beat.

Phantom Jewels (8) handles wide boxes with aplomb and has a personal best of 29.93 at Lismore, albeit a year ago. She saluted at Albion Park in 29.94 two starts back and if she replicates that sort of run, she has to be considered.

Cyndie’s Special (1) finished third in the Group Three Gold Coast Cup last time out and has been knocking on the door in recent times. Two things that may not be in her favour are the fact that it is her first start at the track and that she tends to be a little slow early. She handles an inside draw well and if she is near enough early, she will be good enough late.

Velocity Zoe (3) makes her Lismore debut is a lightly raced bitch with a solid record. She has won two of her last three in handy time at Albion Park and Ipswich. She can be thereabouts.

Mal Rose Hi (4) has won six from 13 at the track including his last two. He is yet to flatter on the clock but knows the place backwards which is an advantage.

Miners Moss (5) has won four races at Lismore. He has been below his best in recent outings but does have a best here of 30.17.

Race 5 – Lismore Workers Club Cup Heat 2 – 8:38pm

The Peter O’Reilly trained Yogi Blue (3) is a seasoned top level performer who is rarely far away from the front at the business end of proceedings. The 31kg blue dog has finished in the placings at six of his last eight starts, almost all in top company. If he can get a clear run in transit, he is right in this.

Zipping Angel (5) has shown plenty of promise in her 13-start career. The Jason Mackay trained bitch gets her opportunity to show her wares against quality opposition here and she will need to step well from the squeeze box if she is to put herself in the race.

Magic Display (4) was a Golden Easter Egg finalist but has not won since July. She has not missed a place at Lismore in seven starts at the track and has the early speed to put herself in the picture here.

Exhibitionist (7) has her first start since falling at Dapto in early September. Before that she was a placegetter in the Townsville Cup and her results from wide boxes have been consistent.

Race 6 – Lismore Workers Club Cup Heat 3 – 8:57pm

In an open third heat, Regal Lauryn (3) has the runs on the board. She has a personal best at Lismore of 29.96 which would more than likely win her this heat easily. Her form has been below her best but she is sure to be thereabouts in this company.

Le Sirenuse (6) has won 10 from 29 but has struggled somewhat since falling in early September. She has won two from three at the track and, if she is anywhere near her best, she is in this heat up to her ears.

Visualize It (4) has won seven from 20 including two of her last three. She registered a slick 29.87 at Albion Park three runs back and should be on the speed. If she handles the track, she can go very close.

Of The others, Tenoble (8) has won three at the track with a best of 30.26, whilst Premier Mozz (7) has won 12 races and registered some handy times at Dapto and Richmond.

Race 7 – Lismore Workers Club Cup Heat 4 – 9:19pm

Peter Ruetschi’s Give You Credit (3) comes into the final heat fresh off a win in the Group Three Gold Coast Cup. He is a winner of 10 from 38 and has his first look at the Lismore circuit in this race.

Pace Ventura (2) has the speed to be prominent and was recently placed in the Casino Cup. His record from inside boxes is good and he may represent value.

Minnie Jayda (5) is an up and comer with an imposing record. She has won eight from 14 in total and four from five at Lismore which includes a best of 30.19. If she can handle the awkward draw she has to be some sort of hope.

Bill’s Fantasy (8) is very consistent in top company at Albion Park and finished fourth in last week’s Gold Coast Cup. He is a fast beginner and can win from out wide. He makes his Lismore debut here and is worthy of some thought.

I’m I Said (6) has not won a race since April but has a solid record at Lismore winning five from seven. He offers some value for exotic players.

$20Million For Greyhounds Hinges On NSW Inquiry Outcomes

A $20m war chest can be delivered to the NSW greyhound racing industry, provided a wagering tax cut is rubber stamped by the Baird government.

This was just one of a raft of improvements recommended from a 12 month Parliamentary Inquiry into the ailing sport’s fortunes.

The government-appointed Select Committee found clear evidence that greater communication should exist between stake holders and the governing body, GRNSW. To this end, GRNSW has been asked to report back to the Government in six months with an expectation of a greater consultative process.

Similarly, the government remains uneasy about GRNSW’s accountability in the marketplace and seeks a working party’s input to establish the merit of the current administration.

However, separating the froth and bubble from the 18 recommendations, which were tabled to the government, indeed, is proving harder than extracting a wisdom tooth.

Rather than rubber stamp the Select Committee’s extensive wish list, the Government has provided “in principle support” for many of the critical reforms.

Greyhound Inquiry Chairman Robert Borsak was not phased by the government’s reponse.

“They did the best they could, under the circumstances,” Borsak said.

“It was always going to be a tall order but their support to our recommendations are critical to the overall process.”

While industry-wide consultation was a big ticket item to emerge from the Inquiry, the establishment of an Integrity Commissioner also went hand in hand with the Select Committee’s recommendations.

Ozchase Critic Confirms What We Already Know

An amazing thing has just happened. Ozchase, fathered by GRNSW out of GWA, has just altered its standard formguide layout to suit an individual customer.

Racing Queensland, following complaints from its own customers, asked Ozchase to improve the layout because people were finding it too hard to read the tiny print. After some dollars changed hands, Ozchase IT experts deleted some items and then were able to enlarge the print and it now looks good on the screen.

Unfortunately that’s as far as it goes. When you print out the meeting – minimum two full pages to a race – you find that the bigger print does not make it through, at least not on this writer’s system. It is exactly the same as it always was – tiny and near unreadable.

So, will this satisfy the Queenslanders? Probably not. It all boils down to how people use the computer-driven service. How many just want to check it on-screen and how many want to print something to take away with them? No doubt there are a lot of both types but we suspect many would want to take a formguide with them to the meeting or the TAB, or even get hold of one when they get there. In those cases they would need to take a magnifying glass with them, which is hardly practicable.

The same problem applies to races in NSW and the other three states which rely on Ozchase formguides. In total the guides are barely useful for lookers and much less so for genuine users (ie customers).

The Queensland evidence merely reinforces some home truths. NSW did not road test the program before putting it into service. Nor did Queensland authorities before agreeing to join the Ozchase push. Those are basic management errors. The outcome is that four out of five Australian greyhound supporters are discouraged or disadvantaged. What should be a key promotional tool turns out to be hard work.

The original source of the problems lay in the fact that fact that GNSW outsourced the design job some years ago to people who were allegedly expert in racing matters. In fact, following several interchanges with those people, I learnt they were not expert at all. In turn, the vast majority of users they surveyed about formguides were trainers (culled from GRNSW records). Now, while trainers obviously have an interest, 20 years of experience with many hundreds of users of form programs tells me that they essentially do little more than glance through them. It is rare to find one who actually studies or analyses the information in the way a serious punter might.

But, to look at the big picture, why is GRNSW so secretive about the job they do? Why make it hard to view or download the detailed information? And why have other states subscribed to a third rate system? After all, their job is to progress the industry on behalf of the public, particularly those who directly support greyhound racing, and who pay their wages. Yet they have done the opposite.

While on this subject, be alert to claims by racing authorities about the thousands of “hits” they get on their websites. No doubt that is true but there is a world of difference between lookers and users. “Users” are the people who process the information and then bet and boost the code’s income. “Lookers” are doubtful quantities at best.

Ozchase may well have proven useful for some back office functions but for formguide and race results it is a disaster. It needs a complete overhaul. Back to scratch and start again.

There is an irony is all this. GWA previously had one of the best formguides available. It ditched that in favour of the Ozchase option. Can you believe it?

WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT

Of course there will be a thousand opinions about the selections for the TOPGUN but surely the media release should have nominated who made them. All we know is that it was done by a “panel”.

In fact, there is a lot of historical rather than current form behind these selections. For instance, my view is that a single Group win does not make a champion. Any race, big or small, is heavily influenced by luck in the box draw and luck in running. What counts most are repeated top performances

As I write, Keybow has not raced for two months, which itself creates a poser, and it was erratic then. Four others have not raced for a month. Flash Reality has a fine record at Albion Park but has never won outside of Queensland and the Northern Rivers TAB-tracks. In fact it has never raced anywhere else except for two failures – one each at Dapto and in the Nationals at Cannington. Oakvale Destiny won in a restricted entry big race but is unlikely to match motors in this class, much as it fell short in the Adelaide Cup, mainly because of tardy starts. On the other hand, My Bro Fabio, which is a recent record breaker and in great form, only made the reserves? Very odd.

All told, with four states represented, it looks more like an up and down National Championship field.

What are the chances? Arguably, the slightly better runners are boxed outside so victory at the tricky Meadows track will probably depend on luck going into the first turn. Wide boxes never help there. However, I am suspicious of any dog which has not raced recently, so we will have to wait and see.

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