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The bloke who claimed that nobody ever reads this column might have been partly right. (Maybe nobody reads it except him?). Here’s what I wrote a week ago about the Chairman’s Cup: “Based on its history, Xylia Allen will not be able to repeat its heat time with the final only seven short days away. Whether it can still win is the hard question. Odds-on, look on!”

Well, very few of you took any notice. In the final, Xylia Allen started at $1.80, ran the same style of race it did in the heat, and ran second in 42.11, which was five lengths slower than in its heat and a similar amount behind this week’s winner. There was nothing unusual about this. Its petrol tank was not refilled. The bitch has done this repeatedly when forced to back up within seven days of an earlier distance race. It simply cannot manage the two. Sweet It Is also ran as it normally does, messing around early and finishing on late in its normal time.

Zipping Maggie recorded its fifth win in a row, running a spritely 41.78 on the pace all the way and leading from the judge the first time around. It never looked like losing while the other two never looked like winning. Noteworthy is that throughout its career it has moved up steadily through the distances, from 500 to 600 to 660 and then to the 700-plus category, always improving as it went on. The Wenty victory was certainly its best.

I had made it 3/1 each of the three of them, give or take a bit, which was pretty right in the circumstances. Odds-on for Xylia Allen never made any sense.

I am now demanding that my tipping license be returned immediately.

AND AROUND THE TRAPS

Elsewhere, against moderate opposition at Dapto, Dusty Moonshine returned to its former glory when it streeted the field in 43.16, busting Forty Twenty’s five year old track record. It was coming off two mysterious failures at Wenty when it did not look like a fit enough dog. Perhaps they have got it right now? Its next run might tell more.

Just prior to the Chairman’s Cup, another provincial record breaker, Space Star, trounced a 5th grade field at Wenty in a smart 41.97. Not a flash beginner, it will be interesting to see how it progresses with more experience and in better class. The interesting thing about Space Star and Dusty Moonshine is they both race like stayers. Not many do that.

The Space Age performances further emphasise a trend I noted earlier (see August 29 article) as its sire is the dynamic Bekim Bale. That connection was underscored last Thursday at Sandown where five of the eight entries (two were later scratched) in a 5th Grade 715m event were sired by the same Bekim Bale, all with different mums. No world beaters amongst them but one of them bowled home to victory (Starc) in nice time and another ran third. Similarly on Saturday at The Meadows, Bekim Bale provided two of the eight runners over 725m, including the winner Shot To Bits. In recent times, it’s hard to recall a more prominent sire of distance dogs than this one, perhaps excepting Bombastic Shiraz.

It’s interesting to note that some thoroughbred buffs have pointed out that sires with a short racing career do much better at stud than those with lots of races under their belt. Bekim Bale’s racing career was cut short quite early through injury, but not before recording a track record over Sandown 515m. Likewise for Brett Lee and others.

Shot To Bits also adds to the mysteries. A noted hard finisher, the 725m handicap at The Meadows on Saturday was its first attempt at the long distance following top middle distance form, including a track record at Bendigo 660m. It won nicely but in very slow time. Corrected for the handicap (which GRV formguides fail to show) it ran the equivalent of 43.31which is one of the three worst times recorded this year. That’s surprising, notwithstanding its normal slow start. More information needed.

Still at The Meadows, last Saturday’s meeting may have been a sign of the times. It had a slowly run handicap over the long trip, a Maiden Final over 600m, which generally indicates only that the dogs are not much good at shorter trips, and Novice dogs scattered through the program – five actually raced and four more were listed as reserves. There was a time when Novices could not dream of getting a run at major city meetings.

More signs. Albion Park’s Sunday meeting contained nothing but 331m races. Usually it has a mix of distances. This is a reflection of the quality of dogs on offer in that state and often elsewhere. Indeed, the first law of racing now is that nominations will always gravitate to the shortest trip on offer. Unfortunately, they are also the least predictable. Inquiries reveal that these policies are there to keep trainers happy, but punters will have a different view (meaning punters, not gamblers).

However, please don’t tell me these races pull in good money, therefore they are worthwhile. Observation at the TAB over many years tells me that the majority of mug gamblers have no idea what the upcoming race distance is. They are often disappointed when it finishes so quickly, which is also why serious punters don’t like them.

THE BIGGER QUESTION

All this to and fro about the quality of the staying ranks, or individual dogs, amounts more to a stab in the dark than anything else. It brings to mind ongoing studies into thoroughbred breeding where scientists have been trying to identify which genes produce sprinters and which stayers – and some claiming success.

But should the vets and the scientists be doing more to delve into greyhound genetics? The apparent shortage of genuine stayers is not helpful to the breed or to the way we put races together. I have already mentioned that programming heat and final events over successive weeks poses significant doubts (see above). Equally, there are both economic and welfare factors involved in that overstressing a dog does no-one any good – the dog, the connections, the punters or the public.

Star Recall Records The Third Fastest Run At Cannington

Star Recall became the third fastest greyhound to run over Cannington’s 530 metre distance in the Spring Gift Final on Saturday night, stopping the clock at a sizzling 29.85.

The daughter of No Recall – High Earner jumped from box six as the $1.40 favourite for trainer Linda Britton, who also had talented bitch Gone To Heaven (box five) and Deyna (box three) representing her kennel in the final.

Star Recall flew to the early lead, clocking a first sectional time of 5.57 with kennel-mate Deyna, while Thunder Rama crossed to the rails from box eight. Deyna soon found himself outpaced with the likes of You Can Dream, who entered the race as a reserve from box one after the scratching of Jump The Queue, and Gone To Heaven who showed glimpses of early speed.

With Star Recall on the arm, it was an impossible task for Thunder Rama to run her down as she crossed the line seven lengths clear in a super slick time of 29.85. Thunder Rama’s performance was also noteworthy clocking a personal best time of 30.39.

After breaking the magical 30-second barrier for the second week in a row Star Recall became the equal fastest WA bred chaser along side On Coin, who also won the Spring Gift final last year.

In just 34 career starts, Star Recall has won on 19 occasions and placing in 11 others. She has now taken her total prize money to over $155,000 including the $750 Westchase bonus.

My Bro Fabio Demolishes 2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Field

My Bro Fabio capped off a superb Sunday for Lara trainer Brooke Ennis. The 35kg chaser took out the Group Three Canberra Cup while just a few hours earlier Ennis’ recent kennel acquisition, Size Does Matter, won the Group Two Healesville Cup.

Turning to Canberra, My Bro Fabio (2) went to the boxes as the red-hot $1.40 favourite and he didn’t disappoint. After being mid-field away he showed explosive pace down the back to overhaul early leader Another Call (3) and win by an extending margin of 10 and a half lengths. He couldn’t better his track record run from the heats but still stopped the clock at a very slick 30.10. Runners trained by Jodie Lord filled the minors with Cawbourne Whip (8), who was considered the main danger to the favourite prior to the race, nabbing Another Call just before the post to take second place by a head.

My Bro Fabio, a black chaser by Turanza Bale and Flamenco (Where’s Pedro – Zarbo) now joins his brother Warrior King as a group race winner. My Bro Fabio is now the winner of 17 races from 36 starts. The $25,000 prizemoney pushes his career earnings past $100,000.

Full Results

1st: My Bro Fabio (2) – Brooke Ennis
2nd: Cawbourne Whip (8) – Jodie Lord
3rd: Another Call (3) – Jodie Lord
4th: Cawbourne Power (1) – Jodie Lord
5th: Rue De Kahn (5) – Dean Swain
6th: Black Daddy (7) – Kenneth Staines
7th: Father Skeeta (6) – Leslie Dennis
8th: Shilling Flex (4) – Sean Bannerman

Time: 30.10
1st Split: 4.98 (4)
2nd Split: 19.32
Run Home: 10.78
Margins: 10 1/2 x HD
Scratchings: Especially (9), Storm Twister (10)

Size Does Matter Too Strong In The 2014 Healesville Cup

Size Does Matter finished strongly to take out the 2014 Group Two Healesville Cup on Sunday afternoon for Lara trainer Brooke Ennis.

The son of Bekim Bale and Size It Up (Elite State – Size ‘Em Up) arrived just in time to score by a neck over early leader El Grand Seal (7) in the time of 19.17.

After leaving the boxes cleanly, Size Does Matter was granted the luxury of plenty of room to move and found a handy position behind early leader El Grand Seal.

From that point, it was always going to be a case of Size Does Matter’s strength coming into play, but the resilient El Grand Seal certainly made him work for the victory.

The pair drew level in the final 100 metres and the hulking 35kg black dog only gained the upper hand in the concluding stages of the 350 metre straight dash.

Jeff Britton trained both place getters, with Cosmic Wise finishing third, two lengths further astern.

The win in the $45,000 to-the-winner event ensured that Size Does Matter maintained his unbeaten record since transferring to the Ennis kennel with his Victorian tally now three from three.

It was his 13th overall win from just 24 career outings and pushed his earnings to a tick over $70,000. He is likely to now pop up in some of the Group events over 500 metres where he excels.

Brooke and Jamie Ennis made it a feature double on the day when they also landed the Group Three Canberra Cup later in the evening with their star chaser My Bro Fabio.

Full Results

1st – Size Does Matter (6) – Brooke Ennis
2nd – El Grand Seal (7) – Jeff Britton
3rd – Cosmic Wise (8) – Jeff Britton
4th – Zambora Storm (5) – Graham Whitford
5th – Accomplished (1) – Peter Presutto
6th – Beejay The Deejay (4) – Brooke Ennis
7th – Call Me Hank (3) – Gary Hansen
8th – Chocco Rocco (2) – Thomas O’Donovan

Time: 19.17
First Split: 6.49 (7)
Margins: Neck x 2
Scratchings: Swagzilla (9), Walk Hard (10)

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 14th 2014

Centrebet will be offering fixed odd at Gawler tonight. Open an account here at ARG for a $200 free bet and plenty of different promotions.

 

Race No. 3Greyhoundtips.com.au Win Stake P…6:39 PM
6 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $820 Prizemoney.
1st: $580 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DIBLEY5123NBTDonald Turner
2LA NINA LADY416623.36Gary Pidgeon
4DYNA NOVA317423.05Nadine Payne
5LONG GULLY FLIP343822.91Paula Hearnden
6COOL MERRI256722.63Desmond Hockley
7PHIL DE MAGIC221323.33Ben Rawlings
8OZ STRIKER156423.08Karen Bearpark

Dibley has been racing well since coming to SA and his effort when placed at Angle Park two runs ago was quite impressive. From the red he should be able to hold the early lead and this is one of the weakest races he will encounter for a while. Phil De Magic is the obvious quinella chance, he is suitably drawn out wide and when given room he is capable of mustering speed very quickly. Oz Striker has won two of three here and can sneak into a place, whilst Cool Merri can be hard to follow at times but she does race well here and she must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dibley

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

Trifecta: 1,7/1,6,7,8/1,4,6,7,8 ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Gawler Farm Machinery Free For A…8:14 PM
FFA event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,025 Prizemoney.
1st: $710 2nd: $210 3rd: $105.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIRED FOR SOUND444622.45Robert Isaacson
2RED TIN713622.78Robin Harnas
3HIGH STATUS152222.73Karen Wittholz
4BOGIE EMERALD143122.74Ben Rawlings
5AVID TYSON146322.27Tony Lagana
6COWBOY JURY223322.86Karen Bearpark
7WHAT’S RUNNING514322.75Michael Giniotis
8VAIL214222.82Rolland Parry

Avid Tyson has won an amazing 30 races over this journey and she was extremely unlucky here on Tuesday. She is actually well drawn in the middle and she should get a nice cart across from Bogie Emerald in the initial stages. Vail is perfectly placed in the pink draw and his 22.86 win here in July really caught my eye. Wired For Sound rounds out the genuine winning hopes, he didn’t have much luck here on Tuesday also and he is drawn to get all the breaks in this event.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Avid Tyson

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

Exacta: 1,5,8/1,4,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Best Roughie:
Race 7: Chilli In White

2014 Group Two Healesville Cup Final Preview

Healesville plays host to the world’s richest straight track race this Sunday when the final of the 2014 Group Two Healesville Cup takes place.

Two kennels will make up half of the field this year, with Brooke Ennis (Beejay The Deejay and Size Does Matter) and Jeff Britton (El Grand Seal and Cosmic Wise) both rugging up a pair of greyhounds.

$45,000 awaits the winning connections of the 350 metre scamper that will take around 19 seconds to complete.

Size Does Matter is set to start a short priced favourite, but the box draw may well have made the race more open than it seems.

Here is a look at the 2014 field in detail with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
 
Accomplished
Trainer
Peter Presutto
Owner
Ceemac syndicate
Prizemoney
$18,160
Last 10 Starts
3721811221
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision - Cosmic Brigid
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $956 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 7 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is - Has won two from four up the straight and ran a handy 19.06 in his heat win. He will need to leave the boxes well to be a winning hope but is a smokey at double figure odds.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.06 19.06 6.53 6.53
Box 2
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
 
Choco Rocco
Trainer
Thomas O’Donovan
Owner
D Bartolo
Prizemoney
$16,345
Last 10 Starts
1351351331
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bombastic Shiraz - Leprechaun Chloe
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $817 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 6 1 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Comments: ARG opinion is – Impressed at massive odds in his heat win running 19.07. Is often only moderately away from the boxes and may find himself in trouble as a result. He appears to be a rough place prospect at best.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.07 19.07 6.50 6.50
Box 3
Race Odds
$33.00
Heat Replay
 
Call Me Hank
Trainer
Gary Hansen
Owner
G Hansen
Prizemoney
$9,830
Last 10 Starts
3124132621
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Vee Man Vane - Bullicourt State
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $427 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 6 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Ran a slick 19.03 heat win from box one where he stuck to the rails like glue. He loves the track and is not the worst at massive odds.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.03 19.03 6.48 6.48
Box 4
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Bejay The Dejay
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
M Jones
Prizemoney
$14,615
Last 10 Starts
1311311121

23 Months

  Black   Dog   by   El Grand Senor - See Ya Senorita
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,329 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 7 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
64% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comments: Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative) – “He is a really high-speed dog. He is probably only ever going to be a country cups type of greyhound, I don’t think he will do anything spectacular over 500 metres or more but to be doing what he is at his age is just terrific.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.10 19.10 6.48 6.52
Box 5
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
 
Zambora Storm
Trainer
Graham Whitford
Owner
Lanigan Thomson syndicate
Prizemoney
$32,410
Last 10 Starts
5247236711
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Magic Sprite - Secret Powers
Start Fair Running Middle Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $705 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 17 11 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 0
Comments: Matt Lanigan (Owner) – “It is a very hot field, Size Does Matter crashed hard to the rail in his quickest heat win last week so that is a worry for us. If we can jump well enough and avoid trouble he will be right in it at the finish, he loves the Healesville track.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.01 19.01 6.52 6.52
Box 6
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
 
Size Does Matter
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Brooke Ennis
Prizemoney
$26,865
Last 10 Starts
2141121311
29 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bekim Bale - Size It Up
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,168 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 12 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Comments: Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative) - “I originally bought him as more of a 500 metre Group type dog but I have just been keeping him fresh and running him over the sprints. He is loving it and really wants to be there right now. He is coming out of the boxes and I even said to Reggie Kay that it is what had been his biggest problem early in his career, but he seems to be improving now. I wouldn’t swap him for any other dog in the final but if anything is going to beat him, it will be having to get across from box six.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
18.94 18.94 6.49 6.49
Box 7
Race Odds
$3.80
Heat Replay
 
El Grand Seal
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Patchers syndicate
Prizemoney
$25,870
Last 10 Starts
1121422151
32 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by   El Grand Senor - Sealin’ The Deal
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,232 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 11 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “She looks boxed well considering the way the six crashed last week, we just hope she can come out well and use the box.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.29 19.29 6.65 6.65
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
 
Cosmic Wise
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Brona Lane Racing syndicate
Prizemoney
$72,210
Last 10 Starts
2247128541
36 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Chief - Wise Penny
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,416 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 15 10 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 3 3
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “She probably wants the fence, that whole litter tend to prefer the rails. She is a good little straight track dog, we have a straight at home and she loves it, she will be running on, I just hope she stays away from our other one.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.18 19.18 6.53 6.53
1st Res
Race Odds
$21.00
Heart Replay
 
Swagzilla
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
A Tindall
Prizemoney
$6,365
Last 10 Starts
XX1124132
24 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble - Nova Surf
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $796 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 4 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Ran a huge race to go down narrowly in his heat last week. He could be a knockout chance if he gains a start.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.57 19.05 6.59 6.59
2nd Res
Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
 
Walk Hard
Trainer
Nicole McRae
Owner
N McRae
Prizemoney
$139,455
Last 10 Starts
1611313122
48 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bit Chili - Miss Bling
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,536 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 25 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: A genuine Group performer and straight track flyer who could easily win this final if he happens to get a gig.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
18.82 19.16 6.57 6.65

Size Does Matter (6) looks to have the race at his mercy if he can begin like last week and get a clear run to the rail. The danger is where he will find himself should he be away a little tardily.

Beejay The Deejay (4) has terrific speed and is another who will look for the fence. If he gets there he will be looking to hang on late as the fast finishers set out after him.

El Grand Seal (7) may be given some room early and has her share of early toe.

Call Me Hank (3) is at massive odds and has a penchant for the track.

Zambora Storm (5) is another who loves the track and will be charging home at the business end of proceedings.

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Preview

My Bro Fabio set the track alight in last week’s Group Three Canberra Cup Heats and he will start the favourite for Sunday night’s final.

Lowering Prince Diablo’s 2011 track record of 29.96, My Bro Fabio was supremely dominant, romping away to a 12 length victory in 29.89 at his first start at the track. He had box one last week and is similarly drawn this week in box two for trainer Brooke Ennis. Gunning trainer Jodie Lord has three runners in the final and her best chance looks to be Cawbourne Whip boxed out wide.

The Canberra Cup has a quality honour roll, with previous winners of this race including former Topgun and Shoot Out winner Jaimandy Coops, Mark’s Wild Girl, Red Hot Lee, Runaway Promises, Mythological, Prince Diablo, Mepunga Geordie and Zipping Willow.

 

Be sure to check out Fixed Odds markets at Centrebet, where you can also get $200 in free bets.

Here’s a look at the 2014 final which is scheduled to start at 8:09pm:

Box 1
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Power
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
D Edwards & R Wallace
Prizemoney
$26,895
Last 10 Starts
3242533324
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Smooth Fancy - Prodigal Child
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $517 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
52 8 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1 3
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
ARG Comments: A moderate beginner who does not win out of turn. He is yet to win at the track and has won one from seven out of box one. He looks a rough hope at best.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.64 N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.00
Heat Replay
 
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Michelle Jones
Prizemoney
$78,855
Last 10 Starts
2215111211
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Turanza Bale - Flamenco
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,253 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 16 8 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 2 1
Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative): “I was glad he could finally put a performance like that on the board last week. I know everybody has heard me say that he is the fastest dog I’ve had and that he has put some great performances in around The Meadows in heats and stuff like that, but it is great for him to finally get a track record. On ability and times, you’d like to think he can win the Canberra Cup but that is barring an accident or bad luck.”
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.89

29.89 N/A N/A
Box 3
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Another Call
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
John Shea
Prizemoney
$27,315
Last 10 Starts
1126113442
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision - Dolphin Call
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $803 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 11 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comments: Has a reasonable strike-rate and boasts a quick win at Wentworth Park. Most of his 11 wins have either been in easier class or over shorter trips. It would be no surprise to see him lead but he will be under siege a fair way from home.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.65 N/A N/A
Box 4
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Shilling Flex
Trainer
Sean Bannerman
Owner
Sean Bannerman
Prizemoney
$5,525
Last 10 Starts
1131361122

25 Months

Fawn     Bitch   by  

Dyna Tron

- Okie Bale
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $368 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG Comments: A youngster who has been racing around the country tracks with moderate success. She will need to improve on her best time at the track of 30.55 if she is going to be a winning chance in this.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.55 31.02 N/A N/A
Box 5
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$112,000
Last 10 Starts
5221632321
31 Months   White & Blue Fawn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro - Shelbourne Dawn
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $3,862 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 10 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
ARG Comments: A top-line bitch and Group One National Futurity winner who has done plenty of racing at the elite level. She did not flatter on the clock in her heat win but is definitely the capable of going a lot quicker and could be the improver in the field. She is a definite each way proposition.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.63 30.63 N/A N/A
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
 
Father Skeeta
Trainer
Leslie Dennis
Owner
Leslie Dennis
Prizemoney
$23,810
Last 10 Starts
7237311111
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Aston Galilee - Madam Jessie
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $744 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 11 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
ARG Comments: This dog has hit a purple patch of form in the last three months with five straight wins, four of which were best on night performances. His heat win was a second slower than the favourite’s track record run which would suggest he is up against it. Should be close to the front early but may find this a little too tough.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.91 30.91 N/A N/A
Box 7
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Black Daddy
Trainer
Kenneth Staines
Owner
George Solomons
Prizemoney
$19,810
Last 10 Starts
6616361442
39 Months   Black   Dog   by   Big Daddy Cool - Spooky
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $566 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 9 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 2

ARG Comments: A strong type who will have little trouble running a strong 530m trip. The concern is that he may be caught up in trouble early. He is definitely a place hope if he is lucky enough to secure a clear run.

Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.87 N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.60
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Whip
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$72,025
Last 10 Starts
1163812511
33 Months   Black & White   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan - American Spot
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 16 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG Comments: A quality conveyance who is undefeated over this trip in the nation’s capital from three starts. She can be a little hit-or-miss at box rise but is as strong as they come. She looks the main danger to the favourite.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.09 30.47 N/A N/A
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
 
Especially
Trainer
Rodney Clark
Owner
Peter Knott
Prizemoney
$83,225
Last 10 Starts
1322156153
49 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Brett Lee - Special Sign
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 16 11 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 49%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: A veteran Victorian bitch who races mostly over the middle distances. She is certainly not the worst here should she gain a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT

30.84

N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Storm Twister
Trainer
Allan Manwaring
Owner
K Thompson & A Manwaring
Prizemoney
$11,100
Last 10 Starts
1512362813
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro - Ima Osti
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $529 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 7 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: A speedy type who raced on the pace before finishing third last week. Would need to lead to be any hope in the final should he get a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.88 N/A N/A

Is Tabcorp Killing The Goose?

Our entire wagering system is founded on the performance of our two main tote companies. They make up some three quarters of the action but they are looking shaky.

For many years, both thoroughbred and harness tote betting has been in decline. Over the same period, greyhounds have grown simply by adding more meetings but that effort has now come to a halt. Sports betting, a relatively new option, has grown simply because people like to bet on them. They can now do that easily where before it was hard.

The greyhound development was not a response to internal demand or canny management but to calls from Tabcorp/SKY to fill holes in the weekly program. Never mind how, just do it. Since neither horse or dog populations have increased – rather the reverse – it follows that average field quality has fallen away.

Simultaneously, the betting climate changed radically with the rise and rise of the Northern Territory’s online bookmakers and to some extent the intrusion of overseas based operators “illegally” attracting local business (one of which, from Vanuatu, is currently under pressure for failing to pay out winning punters). Both groups are filling gaps deliberately created by the stick-in-the-mud attitude of traditional racing establishments – ie by poor management.

But, regardless of their original purpose, all operators are now basing their products and services on what the totes offer. The strain is obvious, particularly so for greyhound racing.

According to news from GRSA, South Australia’s results for 2013/14 include a slight fall in tote business but a compensating rise in online bookmaker turnover. Roughly, this parallels the position in Queensland, where authorities have just concluded a fresh agreement with Tattsbet that led to the recent announcement of big prize money increases. These states provide Tatts’ two main sources of wagering business.

Tabcorp has already reported significant falls in traditional tote business in both NSW and Victoria. So there is nothing to suggest that the trends will not continue and, arguably, lead to further destabilisation of the Australian market.

Even so, Tabcorp CEO, David Attenborough, in a recent speech advised he is “pleased the company is performing well”. From Keno, perhaps? Or sports betting? And also from its coverage of overseas racing, which is set to grow and further shove local events into the background.

Brave words from these two betting monsters invariably claim wonderful things are happening but ignore the impact on traditional racing. First, the more races they cover, the less customers will have to spend on “normal” racing. Punters’ pockets are not unlimited. It will particularly affect greyhound racing where many meetings are relegated to the less rewarding SKY2 platform. Second, the attractiveness of all greyhound races is reduced because of the relative fall in pool sizes. So, while the tote companies are robbing Peter to pay Paul, the incentive to patronise greyhound racing is also reduced. The product is not good enough financially, and perhaps in other ways as well.

What Attenborough is trying to do, in the old words, is to stuff a quart bottle of milk into a pint container. There has been and will be spillage.

These trends are occurring today but even more important is the likely disturbance to the very structure of the Australian betting market in the longer term. For example, as normal tote turnover continues to decline what will that do to price integrity? The very essence of punting is the attempt to obtain value from your investment. How can that be possible if the price is jumping around like a duck in the bathtub?

Put another way, thousands of poker machines clunk away, day and night, in Australia’s many gambling venues. None is any different from another. They are all just machines, played mechanically by people who will always lose – winning is not an option. Yet wagering, punting, call it what you will, is headed down that same path as skill reduces in importance and the potential for winning, or at least breaking even, is gone with it. What’s the point? Where is the challenge? The elite few may do well enough (not least because they don’t pay full entry fees) but the rest will suffer the fate of the pokie players.

Currently, the impact on gallops pools is disguised by their sheer size, albeit that size has been shrinking for the last 20 years. However, pools which are already small, and getting smaller, are fluctuating wildly – partly due to their size and partly due to the increasing proportion of mug gamblers supplying the cash. That’s where greyhound racing now sits.

In essence, that system volatility is a bigger factor than the variability in the players’ knowledge. The system is more dominant than the person. Even if you have skills, you are less and less able to use them. So why bother?

Already, Attenborough reported that in 2013/14 “about 25% of our wagering turnover was through digital channels” and, of that, “more than half was through mobile devices as the likes of iPhones become more popular”. Yet someone with an iPhone in one hand and a beer in the other is hardly likely to study the form, never mind whether another “app” offers it or not.

By all means capture as much of the mug gambler trade as possible, but if that puts serious punting further into the background it will leave greyhound racing with nowhere to go in the long term. Except to join the banks of poker machines in the local RSL. But, oh dear, we are already there – that’s what Trackside machines are for. They are the final insult – a mechanical race sitting side by side with a real one.

Nationalising the betting pools will help a bit but will not solve the underlying problem. If I can mix my metaphors, the racing industry has a tiger by the tail but no ringmaster to control events.

Am I being negative? Maybe, but these are the facts of life. Ignore them at your peril.

MORE FAIRY STORIES

Stewards report, Race 6 Sandown, Thursday 11 September.

“Warrior King (6) crossed to the rail soon after the start and collided with All Strung Out (3), Ennis Bale (4) and Pappa Gallo (5)”. (Box numbers added)

Not even close. In fact, Warrior King never reached the rail at any stage of the race and never wanted to. It likes to race a couple off the fence. It was three dogs wide and quite happy as they passed the judge the first time. There was no such “collision” worth mentioning. Any interference amongst the above dogs was caused by All Strung Out moving to the right after the jump, but behind Warrior King.

Storm Ready To Hit Healesville

He’s the greyhound with his own Twitter account and this Sunday afternoon Zambora Storm will line up in the Group Two Healesville Cup final.

The son of Magic Sprite and Secret Powers (Pure Octane – Witch Magic) has been a model of consistency in his 46 start career that has yielded 17 wins and 19 placings to date, four of which have been at Healesville.

He has drawn box five for the $45,000 to-the-winner event and is sure to be doing his best work at the business end of proceedings.

Part owner Matt Lanigan gave ARG a few insights into his chaser as he prepares for the biggest race of his career.

“Dad and I purchased Zambora Storm from Charlie Azzopardi and Scott Edwards after Storm’s 11th career start,” Lanigan said.

“Our family friends Michael & Adam Thomson, who are also father and son, had mentioned to us that they were interested in purchasing a dog with us, so we offered them the chance to be in a syndicate with us for Storm.”

At that stage, Zambora was an up-and-comer who had won five races, but there was already a very good reason for the interest in the breed due to previous success that the Lanigan’s had from the progeny of Secret Powers.

“We had a very strong interest in the litter as it was the next litter down from our star chaser Zambora Blueboy.”

Zambora Blueboy (by Cosmic Rumble) was a winner of 16 races who also had a penchant for straight tracking. He was a star of the coursing scene as well, winning the Waterloo Cup in 2012 and 2013.

“Storm is trained by our long time family friend Graham Whitford at Yarram. Graham also trained Zambora Blueboy.”

Lanigan says that his 33kg black dog was forced to have some time off earlier in the year but is now starting to reproduce some of his better form and that he is cherry-ripe for Sunday’s final.

“He sustained a toe injury at The Meadows back in April and has taken some time to get back to full health.”

Lanigan says that his kennel star faces an arduous task on the weekend but is hoping that a combination of a little bit of luck at box-rise and his local knowledge could put him in the finish.

“He has drawn box five for the Final on Sunday in a very hot field. Size Does Matter in box six crashed hard to the rail in his quickest heat win last week so that is a worry for us. If we can jump well enough and avoid trouble he will be right in it at the finish, he loves the Healesville track.”

A win would see Zambora Storm more than double his career prizmoney earnings which currently stand at $32,411.

The Healesville Cup final is Race Eight on the card and is scheduled to jump at 3:09pm.

Tommy Brislane Takes Out The 2014 Group One Megastar Final

Tommy Brislane is the 2014 Group One Megastar champion, after leading all the way from box three Friday night at Dapto, to secure the title for trainer Steve White and owner Geoff Slattery.

Starting at $8.30 with punters, the son of Premier Fantasy and Mary Virginia was having his first start for a month, after finishing second at Wentworth Park in the NSW National Sprint Final to Chica Destacada.

Trainer Steve White was happy with the box draw of three and was just hoping for some luck in the early stages.

“I think he’s well boxed. It’s a very hard race as it should be for a group one and he just needs some luck running through the first corner.”

Tommy Brislane was best away with Tony Brett’s Flash Reality matching strides early on. The 34kg chaser bumped him off at the first turn and shot away down the back over Mark Gatt’s Ritza Hattie, who was making good ground along the rail. Coming to the home turn Ritza Hattie made one last surge and missed by a neck in the end, with Tommy Brislane securing $75,000 for elated connections.

“Once he went past me on the home turn I started cheering, then I saw on the TV that Ritza Hattie was getting closer and I was just hoping he could hang on. Mark Gatt has done a great job to get that dog back to her best after four months,” explained White.

“With so many group winning dogs in the race, Tommy (Brislane) had been trialling well and I was hoping he would jump as well as what he had been.”

“When he bumped off Flash Reality at the first turn, I started to think he could win and I’m really happy for the owner as well.”

Tommy Brislane burst onto the scene back in April at Wentworth Park and won seven of his first eight career starts, including a heat and semi final of the Group One Peter Mosman Classic in 29.71. After finishing fifth in the final, he returned one week later to clock a sizzling time of 29.51 over the 520m, stamping his authority as a genuine Group race contender.

White’s next target will hopefully be the Group One Topgun at the end of October.

“I hope he can make the Top Gun now off the back of that performance and I’ll probably put him in the Bob Payne series as well.”

Tommy Brislane now has an impressive prizemoney total of $116,890 and recorded his tenth win on Friday night from fourteen career starts.

Group One Dapto Megastar Final Results:

1st – Tommy Brislane – Steve White ($75,000)
2nd – Ritza Hattie – Mark Gatt ($15,000)
3rd – Flash Reality – Tony Brett ($7,500)
4th – Woods – Marie Burton
5th – Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
6th – Lacey Lois – Peter Acers
7th – Zipping Willow – Jason Mackay
8th – Shoulders – Anthony Azzopardi

S1: 5.34 (4)
S2: 17.09 (3)
Run Home: 12.73

Time: 29.82

Margins: Neck x 3 ½

Zipping Maggie Upsets Big Names To Win 2014 Chairman’s Cup

Zipping Maggie announced herself as an emerging staying star on Saturday night when she lowered the colours of Australia’s two big guns to take out the Group Three Chairman’s Cup for trainer Peter Dapiran.

The 28-month-old daughter of Turanza Bale and Natalie Rass (Malfoy – Al Fresco) left box three in second position and had worked to the front by the time she reached the home straight the first time, which is where she remained.

The 28kg dark brindle front runner carved out a slick 16.06 early and went on to run a personal best of 41.78 in an imperious 5 1/4 length win.

Champion bitch Xylia Allen finished second in the race. After jumping third she appeared to have a reasonable run in transit and, despite working to second off the back, she simply could not reel in the leader.

Triple Group One winner Sweet It Is filled third placing after coming from well back. She was slowly away and found herself some 25 lengths off the lead down the back straight, a margin she was unable to make up.

The victory was the 11th in Zipping Maggie’s 21 start career and pushes her earnings beyond $73,000.

Full Results

1st – Zipping Maggie (3) Peter Daprain
2nd – Xylia Allen (5) Jenny Hunt
3rd – Sweet It Is (4) Darren McDonald
4th – Zipping Rory (6) Bethany Daprain
5th – Gold Affair Two (8) Robert Britton
6th – Bailey Rose (1) Eddie Lieshout
7th – My Asuncsion (2) Adele Powell
8th – Dyna Willow (9) Steve Collins

Time: 41.78 (3)
1st Split: 16.06 (3)
2nd Split: 29.36
Run Home: 12.32
Margins: 5 1/2 x 1/2
Scratchings: Liara Allen (7), Queen Marina (10). Dyna Willow started from box seven.

Promotions Galore At Centrebet

With a massive day of betting unfolding, Centrebet has upped the Ante with multiple promotions.

- Open an account with ARG for a $200 free bet.

On top of this $200 Centrebet also runs frequent greyhound based promotions and are therefore our corporate bookie of the week.

Some promotions being run at Centrebet today are as follows –

– Money Back today if your horse runs 2nd to the Favourite in all Group One races. *Subject to Terms and Conditions and excludes residents of NSW & SA; Maximum stake $100; One bet per customer per market; Single bets only.

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*Subject to Terms and Conditions and excludes residents of NSW & SA; Maximum stake $100; One bet per customer per market; Single bets only.

So there is plenty of options available to take advantage of.

Good luck and happy punting.

Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview Sept 13th 2014

Best Bets: Sportingbet has given ARG readers the opportunity of a $700 free bet. Open an account and have something on Brad’s best three on tonight’s card at Wenty.
Race 4: Flaming Frenzy
Race 5: Are Jip
Race 7: Space Star

Best Roughie:
Race 8: Dyna Willow

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 8 – Leg 2: 1,2 – Leg 3: 6 – Leg 4: 4,5,9 – $6 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Bowl’s Getting Hitched 2-5 Wins …7:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY TOP115829.90Dennis Barnes
2COOLABAH JET723229.93Jodie Lord
3KENNY SINGMAN372230.48Barry Lazzarini
4REMEMBER ROSS533829.89Keith Jarvis
5KATIE OI OI234430.17Christine Proctor
6TIGGERLONG CHICK313430.13Kevin Keys
7FANTASTIC SID111129.79Jason Fletcher
8GRALIN3121NBTBeau Hedley
9WINGIN’ PRAYER436430.47Ronald Bell
10EAST COAST LOW684730.17Ivan Hanna

Fantastic Sid is an exciting talent who has won five on end in devastating fashion. He has stepped on terms in every start and its dazzling turn of foot which has been his asset in all of those wins. Fancy Top is another highly talented prospect and she has the good draw in her favour. Remember Ross has a speedy 29.89 PB here and with an ounce of luck early he may just cause an upset.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Brett Scott’s Last Stand 2-5 Win…7:47 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAGIC EARNER172630.06Jodie Lord
2PASSENGER145130.06Larry Procopio
3SWEET LOLLY741130.04Peter Massa
4ZIPPING LAYLA532530.54Leanne Jordan
5ODD SOX627530.59Ronald Bell
6COCKTAIL PARTY341731.25Kayla-jane Coleman
7BIG TEE SAL171830.08Robert Barnden
8JUST LIKE ME442230.23Peter Lagogiane
9SHADY RHINO871430.63David Duncan
10WELL FOUND434730.64Ashley Dwyer

Passenger has won here in the past in a zippy 30.06 and he showed he is somewhere near that kind of form when scoring at Richmond last time in an impressive 22.69. He has early speed to burn and I can see him leading all the way in this event. Magic Earner was handily placed here two runs back and from the red she should get a nice sit on Passenger in the early stages. Sweet Lolly has won her past two starts here in good style, my only concern tonight is that she has a couple of handy ones drawn underneath here and she may not get across early.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Passenger

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Macro Meats Maiden Series F8:10 PM
M event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $11,855 Prizemoney.
1st: $10,000 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TALKIN FANCY254130.34Dennis Barnes
2DEVINE RAIDER563130.76Patrick Parrelli
3PEEJAY JACK130.60Amy Bennett
4FANTASTIC SPIRAL22230.09Jason Fletcher
5LAGOON KOOTCHY130.27Raymond Webster
6PAUA EXPLOSION426130.00Steven White
7KARMA CONNIE26130.12Peter Honnery
8MEDUSA’S ME MUM129.93Beau Hedley
9TICK AWAY FIRE84230.22Mark Moroney
10ZIPPING SAXON222230.29Jason Mackay

Paua Explosion finally put it altogether with a brilliant 30.00 heat win and surprisingly she is much better drawn tonight in the six box. In her heat she moved right soon after box rise and found some bother but she picked herself up very quickly and then went into overdrive. Fantastic Spiral has showed tremendous early speed in his three runs to date and he should lead them a merry dance again. Medusa’s Me Mum was the quickest heat winner and she is a winning chance again, however she can’t afford to make any mistakes at box rise. Lagoon Kootchy rounds out the winning hopes, he led throughout in his heat and he may prove hard to reel in if he can lead again.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Paua Explosion

Trifecta: 4,6,8/4,5,6,8/1,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 6/4,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Robbit’s Bish Bash Bosh Dash 2-5…8:27 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KISS THE HAWK311330.07Christine Proctor
2ZIPPING WESTON233429.62Anthony Azzopardi
3ELLA HAS CLASS131NBTDean Swain
4HURRICANE MAYBE343630.10Brian Barton
5RHINO COLLISION461129.89David Duncan
6MIKE LOWRIE858730.23Frances Harris
7FLAMING FRENZY224629.67Justin King
8LADY LIVINGSTON614530.10Leanne Procopio
9SORRENTO MOON455530.12Ronald Bell
10MIAMI THUNDER447430.41Leonard Studders

Flaming Frenzy has had no luck in her two runs from a long spell and tonight she should appreciate the enormous drop in class. In her two runs she has showed smart early speed before copping a sever knock at the first turn, with a good getaway tonight she should have enough speed to cross and she will be off and gone with the prize. Zipping Weston has a massive engine and with a clear run in the first 50m he will make a major impact. He can bomb the start at times but he does muster speed very quickly.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flaming Frenzy

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

Trifecta: 2,7/2,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Damian Woodards Spectacular 2-5 …8:50 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING MOLLY243330.05Patricia Chaker
2KURMOND GODDESS673230.30Christine Proctor
3TAUTOLOGY327129.68Steven White
4GLOWING OPAL433730.33Wendy Brown
5BUNDY BEAR311530.05Mark Davidson
6MARIA’S IMPACT434329.85Luke Azzopardi
7IGNITE FOUR US143730.12Paul Grech
8ARE JIP114229.48Kristy Sultana
9SWEET ODESSA368230.53Natasha Benhard
10SORRENTO MOON455530.12Ronald Bell

Are Jip is a speed demon and he appears perfectly drawn in the pink. Three starts ago he posted a ridiculous 29.48 win here and a repeat of that run would see him win with ease tonight. He can be a tad hit or miss at box rise but he will get plenty of room to muster speed. Maria’s Impact should have enough speed to cross and lead and she was far from disgraced in her last start placing here. Tautology beat a gun field in 29.68 here last week, the only concern is the poor draw as he normally needs a bit of room in the early stages.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Are Jip

Trifecta: 8/1,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 6Alan Pendleton Stakes9:15 PM
FFA event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BESSY BOO435429.71Christine Proctor
2QUEEN ESTHER841329.64Noelene Holloway
3TAKE IT ALL431429.75Doreen Drynan
4RITZA RAIDER413529.79Mark Gatt
5AVONDALE CHARM461429.68Ronald Bell
6HERSI262529.75Peter Lagogiane
7ALAN’S KIDZ111330.05Robert Barnden
8TAINTED LUKE546829.95Jennifer Brown

Bessy Boo has been desperately unlucky in recent months and tonight he should be able to atone from his favourite draw. He is normally slow to begin but from the red he should settle a little closer to the pace and he is likely to run over the top of them in the home straight. Queen Esther should pounce on the bunny and lead for a long way, with a wide runner drawn on her outside there should be no excuses for her tonight. Take It All is poorly drawn in the three but he should be charging home into a place at the end.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/2,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 7Aaa Radiator Specialists Stakes9:35 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,325 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,110 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AVONDALE MAURICK123742.34Ronald Bell
2JOANE232142.64Christine Proctor
3MISS FICTION365642.55Ivan Hanna
4CLAN ANNIE236242.44Alex Anderson
6SPACE STAR111341.84Dawn Garrett
7QUEEN MARINA183542.28Noelene Holloway
8YELLOW FEVER264742.45Ronald Bell

Space Star scored a dazzling 41.84 win here two runs back and he should make light work of this field. He can bomb the start in his races but with an empty draw underneath he should get more than enough room to muster speed. Avondale Maurick has a good record from inside draws and he should settle in the top two early, I dont think he can match the favourite but he shouldn’t be too far away. Miss Fiction will trail them in the early stages but she has a solid record here and I can see her running home into the minor money.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/1,3,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,3,4 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Chairmans Cup F9:57 PM
NG event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $34,375 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,250 3rd: $3,125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BAILEY ROSE122342.33Eddie Lieshout
2MY ASUNCION618442.28Adele Powell
3ZIPPING MAGGIE111142.00Peter Dapiran
4SWEET IT IS121241.78Darren Mcdonald
5XYLIA ALLEN121141.53Jenny Hunt
6ZIPPING RORY734442.41Bethany Dapiran
7LIARA ALLEN332342.61Steven Collins
8GOLD AFFAIR TWO262242.14Robert Britton
9DYNA WILLOW876541.69Steven Collins
10QUEEN MARINA183542.28Noelene Holloway

Superstar chaser Xylia Allen caught the eye with an impressive 41.76 heat win and with a clear run early again she should get the cash. She is the current track record holder over this journey and she tends to begin a lot better from middle to wide draws. Sweet It Is looms as the obvious danger, she is a freakish stayer who recently beat Xylia Allen in the National Staying Championship, I think she may get a little too far back thought tonight so the quinella spot looks best. Dyna Willow is the former track record holder here and she is much better than her recent form suggests. She gets a start from the seven draw and I think she can run a bottler at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 9 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xylia Allen

Trifecta: 5/3,4,9/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5/3,4,5,9 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 5 to rove with 3,4,9 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4,5/4,5/3,9 ($4 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Rapidvite Stakes10:17 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC ANGEL133129.99Anthony Azzopardi
2ADDISON ROAD345129.98Mark Gatt
3LONGNECK163730.11Christine Proctor
4LUCY LIPS721529.99Susan Smith
5FIRE ELUSIVE182429.83Mark Moroney
6EDGE433529.68Graeme Barnett
7SWAN’S MAVIS276329.92Dean Swain
8SILENT EFFECTIVE441129.54Darren Sultana
9HERE’S SKEETA417830.16Ronald Alcock
10CAN OF118529.47Beau Hedley

Silent Effective is the real deal and it’s hard to see him getting beat after he scored here last week in a blistering 29.60. Last week he came from off the speed to win and the scary thing is that I think he can actually lead from the pink tonight. Cosmic Angel is super consistent and he showed a great turn of foot in his recent 29.99 win here, he should use his rails draw to advantage and if the favourite finds trouble he should capitalise. Addison Road returned to form last week and with some luck initially she should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/1,2,3/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

Exacta: 8/1,2,3 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Www.wentworthpark.com.au Stakes10:37 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SWEET ODESSA368230.53Natasha Benhard
2SHERLOCK885530.11Ronald Alcock
3ALL TOO FANCY611129.81Dennis Barnes
4MIAMI THUNDER447430.41Leonard Studders
5KITCHENER RUM622630.37Michael Gatt
6STEADFAST COSMO111229.95Lorraine Perrin
7ZELL BALE827330.19Steven Collins
8JEDD TOKAAM421230.23Helen Pullman
9HECTOR KAHN253629.88Dean Swain
10SOMETHING BLUE1251NBTMark Gatt

All Too Fancy has won three in a row with the latest being here in a slick 29.81. In all three wins she has been good to begin and has assumed control soon after the start, a similar getaway tonight she see her lead throughout again. Zell Bale is ideally drawn out wide and he has been placed in his three tries here. Steadfast Cosmo was far from disgraced in his handy placing here last week and he should be in the mix for a long way.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on All Too Fancy

Trifecta: 3/6,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

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Best Bet:
Race 6: Allen Deed

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Santa’s Special

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 2,5,8 – Leg 2: 7 – Leg 3: 2,3 – Leg 4: 3,4,5,7 – $24 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie (handicap)7:17 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

1BEKS -8m [3]1223142.76(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
2INFINITE WISH -9m [4]6556342.60(3)A Langton (Anakie)
3SHALL SHE ROCK -9m [4]2211542.38(7)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
4AREJAY SMOKEY -9m [4]5134242.92(4)B Iredale (Pearcedale)
5BIG KAT -10m [5]T1358NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)
6SHOT TO BITS -10m [5]21111FSTDP Ryder (Corio)
7CAN CAN HURRICAN -10m (NSW)[5]34321NBTP Bouchier (Dennington)
8SIR GAZZA -10m [5]6678443.53(1)R Britton (Lara)
9MADDIE GARI -10m [5]Res.66184FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Shot To Bits is making his staying debut tonight and this excitement machine gives every indication that he will have no problems running it out. In recent weeks he has scored two breathtaking Bendigo wins over 660m and after breaking the track record in his first try, he took another three lengths off it the following week. Off the front mark he should burst to the early lead and it will be a matter of times and margins

Big Kat posted a top placing here three runs back and off the front mark tonight she should be in the mix again. She is normally a fairly reliable beginner and she should be able to settle in the top three early. Beks is off the back mark but he is racing in great form and with a clear run early he has enough talent to test the favourite, my only concern is that he may get too far back early from the back marker.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Tc Mikadog Final7:35 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LOCHINVAR COBRA [M]74FSHK Greenough (Pearcedale)
2BOMBER TITLE [M]62323FSTDF Strangio (Avondale Heights)
3STETSON QUAMBY (NSW)[M]43526FSTDP Dundon (Finley)
4WHISTLER BALE (NSW)[5]53261FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
5SOUL DANCER [5]21FSHB Briffa (Coolaroo)
6COUTA MODEL (NSW)[M]763FSHJ Magri (Avalon)
7ARCHI BALE (NSW)[M]33324FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
8SCRATCHY [M]54344FSTDP Gabriel (Toolern Vale)
9KOKO CABANA [M]Res.62335NBTJ Higgins (Linton)
10GREYSYND TURBO [M]Res.72235FSTDM Chilcott (Heathcote)

Lochinvar Cobra was poor in his heat last week tonight from the red draw he should step a lot better and I would expect him to make a big impact. He is yet to show any real form in his two race starts but he does great trial form and he is a member of the strong Greenough kennel. Soul Dancer led throughout in her smart 34.96 heat win and a repeat of that effort tonight would see her feature again. Bomber Title has had plenty of chances to win but he has been placed on ten occasions and he is never far away.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lochinvar Cobra

Trifecta: 1/2,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2,5/1,2,5,7/1,2,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 3Horse Webster Tribute7:58 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

1MISS TRON [5]13182NBTS Fisher (Lara)
2VANGER BALE (NSW)[5]21433NBTT Womann (Lara)
3SOUL MAKER [5]54736NBTR Britton (Lara)
4WAYFARER [5]21632NBTD Brennan (Ross Creek)
5PROVEN BOLT [5]22261NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
6ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[5]34626NBTS Collins (Lara)
7JINGELLIC (NSW)[5]62523NBTM Fox (Laverton)
8LONESOME JOZZA [5]12630.47(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Vanger Bale is dropping considerably in class and from the favourable rails draw he should get every chance to score tonight. He has a speedy beginner drawn underneath and that should allow him to get a nice sit early and he will prove too strong in the run home. Ulla Allen is another who drops in class and she is armed with early speed, with a clean getaway she should settle in the top two early and figure prominently. Miss Tron led for a long way when placed here last week and she must be included in the exotics again.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 2/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Shepparton To The Meadows Final8:19 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

1BLUE TARTAN [5]31242FSHM Mason (Finley)
2SCENIC SHOT (NSW)[5]33161NBTM Mallia-magri (Avalon)
3MIDNIGHT MAID (NSW)[5]14632FSHR Massina (Golden Square)
4CREATIVE CHANT [5]23262FSHJ Mcclelland (Jindera)
5CETTE FOR SPEED [5]75132NBTR Massina (Golden Square)
6PUNK PIRATE [5]1431130.34(3)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
7THOR BALE (NSW)[5]1532130.48(2)S Collins (Lara)
8MINORITY (TAS)[5]14241NBTG Campbell (Peechelba)
9JAKE ROB [5]Res.1F863FSTDR Whybrow (Chiltern)
10ALLEN GRUNDY (NSW)[5]Res.13463FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)

Scenic Shot scored a sizzling 25.33 Shepparton heat win last week and he is drawn to get all the breaks again. I expect Blue Tartan will hold the early lead and that should allow him to get a nice sit early and he will then run over the top in the final stages. Punk Pirate is in rare form and he is the obvious danger. He has won here previously in a solid 30.34 and he is capable of going much quicker, my only concern is that he can miss the kick at times. Midnight Maid has on had the tow starts in Victoria but she is an improving type and she may go around at big over’s.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Scenic Shot

Trifecta: 2/3,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,6/2,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,6/2,3,5,6/2,3,4,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

Quinella: 2 to rove with 3,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:38 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

1WHATTA JOKE [5]5223530.11(5)D Dean (Nyora)
2DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]1F23430.33(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
3TWEAK [5]3651229.90(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
4SKY FIGHTER (NSW)[5]3233130.04(4)I Dann (Whitelaw)
5DYNA YENITE (NSW)[5]7312330.17(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6GAUDI [5]23187NBTD Brennan (Ross Creek)
7FRANK FURTER [5]4814730.14(1)C Schlensog (Anakie)
8ZIPPING SNOOPY (NSW)[5]4711530.11(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Zipping Snoopy looks perfectly placed in the pink draw tonight and with a heap of early speed drawn in underneath him, he should get a nice cart across in the early stages. He has a good record here and he recently beat a smart field when scoring a handy 29.68 Sandown Park win. Dyna Yenite should set a cracking pace and he tends to do his best racing over this track and trip. Dello Bale is the class factor but he can slow to begin at times and he may get shuffled back in the early stages. Tweak rounds out the winning hopes, he is a little hit or miss early but he has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Zipping Snoopy

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

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,5,8/2,3,5,8/1,2,3,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Le Pine Funerals8:57 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA MOSS [5]1685730.13(7)J Britton (Anakie)
2ELITE DEVIL (QLD)[4]1433630.17(4)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
3SWEET DIVA [4]1826630.38(5)M Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]5843130.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5WHAT FOR (NSW)[5]4436FNBTD Fisher (Lara)
6LEKTRA LETHAL [4]3421530.41(2)D Fisher (Lara)
7ALLEN DEED (NSW)[4]2151229.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BILLY HIGGS [4]1776629.94(5)D Fisher (Lara)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Allen Deed is one of the most in form chasers currently in training and he looks ideally placed in a wide draw. He has won four of ten over this track and trip and he has a sizzling 29.85 PB and he is capable of going much quicker than that at present. Mepunga Moss is much better than her recent form reads and she does her best racing from this draw. If she can ping the lids tonight she should give Allen Deed something to catch. Lektra Lethal was a strong 30.41 winner here two runs back and he can sneak into the minor money tonight, whilst Dyna Nico returned to form here last week and she has enough speed to settle in the top two.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Deed

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

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

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

Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport9:22 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

1BUSTINO [5]65263FSTDG Sneyders (Nilma North)
2SMART MAXWELL [5]43122NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
3ECHELONIC ACTION [4]6521134.52(3)R Camilleri (Lara)
4DESTINI GOLD [5]6653734.67(5)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
5OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]5538734.63(1)R Britton (Lara)
6DESTINI DUCATI [5]2173835.23(7)J Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
7GROOVE GIRL [5]71213NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
8DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]84868NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)

Echelonic Action is aiming for a hat trick of wins and if he can avoid early trouble he should accomplish the feat. In his past two performances he has unleashed a powerful finishing burst and he appears to be back to his brilliant best. Smart Maxwell has set the pace in Echelonic Actions past two wins and he should set the pace again, obviously the last 50m is a worry again but if there is some shuffling behind him he may just steal the prize. Dynamic Punch could be the value, he is much better than his form reads and he should get plenty of room to muster speed from the pink draw.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,3,8/2,3,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats (gobis)9:42 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $11,340 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER FOZZ [3]6185130.44(3)B Fothergill (Numurkah)
2SISCO GOOD [4]4655130.11(5)R Galea (Brookfield)
3NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [3]1511329.83(2)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
4OLLIE BALE (NSW)[3]2725129.84(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]4223329.74(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6CAMPASPE WILL [2]5311629.72(8)N Walls (Melton)
7MARCUS JOE [1]7221529.66(3)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
8TOP SECRET [4]1112330.11(2)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)

Marcus Joe has won seven of 16 here and he should make a big impact again tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and if he reproduces his recent 29.46 winning effort at Sandown Park he will prove extremely hard to hold out. Nockabout Aussie is an enormous talent and if the gaps open for him mid race he will be charging over the top of them late in the race. Buckle Up Mason is super consistent and with a clean getaway he should be in a prominent position throughout. Campaspe Will is going to be well supported but he is going to need a lot of luck from the poor draw.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Marcus Joe

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Sky Racing10:05 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

1WHITE HEART [5]85741FSHD Pell (Toolleen)
2ZIPPING SPIKE (NSW)[5]31611FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3FUZZY BUZZY [5]36572NBTN Perkins (Romsey)
4AMLIN GIRL [5]4173634.73(2)A Terry (Cranbourne South)
5NODDY HOLDER (NSW)[5]54144NBTS Dervish (Stanhope)
6PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]12765FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)
7BLACK KADEN [5]85652NBTP Kelly (Longwarry North)
8MATLIN’S TORNADO [5]55451FSHP Repici (Hampton Park)

Zipping Spike is an exciting prospect and he recently powered to the line when scoring at Sandown Park in 34.26. In his past two wins he has shown enough early speed to suggest that he can settle in the top three tonight and he will then prove too strong. White Heart has a heap of talent but is very inconsistent, from the good draw he should get every chance to show his best form tonight. Penance Allen has the class edge and she should improve on her luckless efforts of late, whilst Black Kaden could run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 10Tabrewards.com.au10:25 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

1AWESOME FEAR [5]7121530.50(4)G Moss (Craigieburn)
2VIRAL BALE (NSW)[5]6258430.77(3)S Collins (Lara)
3MY TURANZA [5]27553NBTD Fisher (Lara)
4POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]4174130.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
5RUN ANGEL RUN (NSW)[5]1714F30.12(5)P Bartolo (Little River)
6RAPID INCLINE [5]14137NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7TEKKI MINX [5]11416NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
8SANTA’S SPECIAL (NSW)[5]67124FSHE Lloyd (Anakie)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Santa’s Special is ideally drawn in the pink and she should run a bottler at nice odds. Three starts ago she beat a quality line-up when recording a speedy 25.88 Geelong win and a similar effort tonight would see her get the cash. Run Angel Run has won three of five here with a 30.12 PB, with a clean getaway she should be a major player for most of the journey. Viral Bale has experienced no luck at all of late and he is much better than his recent form reads.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Santa’s Special

Trifecta: 8/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,5,8/2,3,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Topcat Video10:42 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

1BREMER [5]12374NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2MOONHAZE (WA)[5]34623NBTD Fisher (Lara)
3ELITE FAZE [5]63121NBTE Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]2474330.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5FEIKUAI MOLLY [5]84243NBTP Tabone (Nambrok)
6MUMMA HOOK [5]65331FSHR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
7HEKATE BELLE [5]11156NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8RADINKA BALE (NSW)[5]5224230.31(6)S Collins (Lara)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Hekate Belle scored three brilliant provincial wins in August and if she can reproduce that form she will take a power of beating, she has been placed in two of her three tries here and she can show a great turn of speed soon after box rise. Bremer has the good draw and he was an impressive 30.28 Cranbourne winner from this draw in August. Radinka Bale will settle on the speed and she is rarely far away in her races.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hekate Belle

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 11:00PM

Fabio has recorded three consecutive wins of late and on each occasion he has dominated from the outset. I expect that he will find the early lead again and he should be running around the 30 flat mark on the bunny. Dyna Lemmy is drawn to get the gun run and he is a highly talented type when he is on song. Conquer Fear is racing well at present and with a clear run in the first 50m he should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 2/1,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

2014 Group Three Chairman’s Cup Preview

Wentworth Park will be the stage for the clash of Australia’s staying Queens on Saturday evening when Xylia Allen and Sweet It Is go toe-to-toe in the Group Three Chairman’s Cup.

It will be the 30th running of the race and promises to be one of the best yet.

The $25,000-to-the winner event also features the promising Zipping Maggie as well as multiple Group winner Dyna Willow and should provide a great spectacle for all those on hand at the Glebe circuit.

Will it be the front-running Xylia Allen who carts the field home? Or will the exciting fast finisher Sweet It Is mow the field down on her way to victory?

The Chairman’s Cup is Race Eight on the card and is scheduled to jump at 9:57pm.

Here is a detailed look at all the runners with comments from connections;

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Bailey Rose
Trainer
Eddie Lieshout
Owner
The Golden Paw
Prizemoney
$15,686
Last 10 Starts
6435161223
30 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Spanky
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $922 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 5 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
Eddie Lieshout (Trainer): “What can you really say about the race? She is racing against two of the best stayers in the world. You might say I’d be better off buying a TattsLotto ticket than hoping to win but, really, I’ll be over the moon if she runs a place. We know she is always going to give us 101%, I’m just glad she got box one, luck’s a fortune.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.33 16.33 16.33
Box 2
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
My Asuncion
Trainer
Adele Powell
Owner
Adele Powell
Prizemoney
$39,010
Last 10 Starts
4323236184
50 Months Black Bitch by Bit Chili - Just Friends
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $500 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 8 17 20
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
10% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 1 6 5
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 0 5
ARG Comments: A veteran bitch who has raced over this trip 24 times for just one win. She is a dour type who will keep on coming but is up against some very good ones here and is likely to find them too hot.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 42.99 16.16 16.95
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$48,225
Last 10 Starts
1828511121
27 Months Dark Brindle Bitch by Turanza Bale - Natalie Rass
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,411 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 10 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comments: Made a nice debut at the track in her upset heat win. She could find the front early and give them something to catch. She looks the best chance outside of the two favourites.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.00 42.00 16.29 16.29
Box 4
Race Odds
$2.80
Heat Replay
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bear’s
Prizemoney
$425,310
Last 10 Starts
1212211212
33 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo - Off Springer
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $11,495 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 11 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer): “We just hope she can get a good go at them. It is a bad box in a tough race. If she wins, she wins, if she doesn’t well it is not going to change anything I do with her. She is exciting.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.78 42.15 16.62 16.68
Box 5
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
Xylia Allen
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$731,920
Last 10 Starts
1111411211
41 Months Black Bitch by Turanza Bale - Tayah Bale
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $9,384 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 40 11 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
51% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 1 2
ARG Comments: Champion bitch who has found her early speed again. Clocked a sizzling 41.79 last week and is capable of going even faster. If she finds the front early it could be curtains. She is the one to beat.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.53 41.76 15.84 15.98
Box 6
Race Odds
$18.00
Heat Replay
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Bethany Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$38,070
Last 10 Starts
1333173414
31 Months Red Fawn Dog by Mantra Lad - Cho Chang
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,464 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 9 2 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Snuck into the final with a fourth after coming from well back in the field. He will need to begin better to be a winning hope but place chances look more likely.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.41 16.51 16.51
Box 7
Race Odds
$N/A
Heat Replay
Liara Allen – SCRATCHED
Trainer
N/A
Owner
N/A
Prizemoney
$N/A
Last 10 Starts
N/A
N/A N/A N/A by N/A - N/A
Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating $N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
N/A% N/A%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comments: SCRATCHED
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Gold Affair Two
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Martin Hanke
Prizemoney
$126,720
Last 10 Starts
1476642622
53 Months Black Bitch by Texas Gold - Olgers Affair
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,254 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
101 21 17 18
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 4 2 1
Rob Britton (Trainer): “It is a big ask for her but I’m hoping that she can lead. If she can do that then she is a chance. She is going as well as ever but she is going to keep coming up against these good dogs. Realistically a place chance looks to be more of a hope for her.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.14 16.04 16.04
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$253,670
Last 10 Starts
1142228765
38 Months Red Brindle Bitch by Collision - Horizon Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,786 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
53 19 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative): “She is lucky she was a reserve. She is not racing with a lot of confidence, I think she just needs a run where she is left alone for the first hundred metres so she can do what we know she can. She is jumping out of her skin this week so I’m just hoping for that little bit of luck.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.69 42.53 16.14 16.69
2nd Res
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Queen Marina
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$31,325
Last 10 Starts
2636211835
36 Months Black Bitch by Lochinvar Marlow - Fascinate Marina
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $627 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 7 8 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
14% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 2 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Moderately performed bitch who qualified for the National Distance Final. She will need to improve on her best to be any chance of figuring in the placings should she gain a start.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 43.00 16.18 16.64

 

Zipping Maggie (3) could well find the front early but is likely to be stalked by Xylia Allen (5).

If Xylia Allen can find the front easily enough then they are going to have to be very good to catch her.

Sweet It Is (4) will be in the back half of the field early but look for her to really unwind as they pass the 720 metre boxes in the run home. She will be the main danger to any front runner, she has a giant motor.

Dyna Willow (7) has the ability but will need a clean start and will also want to recapture her best form to be a winning chance.

Lieshout And Bailey Rose Tackle The Big Guns

When Drouin West trainer Eddie Lieshout rugs up his 30-month-old bitch Bailey Rose for Saturday night’s Group Three Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park, he may not be oozing confidence or be overly high on expectation. One thing that he will be exuding is pride.

Lieshout’s lightly raced conveyance will be stepping out for just her 18th career start and only her fifth attempt at the “half-mile” trip and the diminutive 24kg black bitch continues to impress the seasoned mentor.

“She has only had three or four goes over the 700 and she just keeps on improving,” Lieshout told ARG.

“She surprised me again last week in her heat, she got flattened not long after the start and just kept coming and kept trying. Once she found her feet, no one made any ground on her.”

The very fact that Bailey Rose is even in the Group Three final is a story in itself.

“The owner lives up in Sydney and he had asked me if I would ever bring her up that way so he could see her race,” Lieshout explained.

“I thought why not. When I seen the fields I thought bloody hell, I thought I was going to be in a fifth grade heat and final, but I said there is no way that I am going to scratch her, now she is a Group Three finalist!”

The heat in question saw the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Spanky (Bit Chili – Good Signing) finish third to Australia’s greatest ever prize-money earner, Xylia Allen. It was quite a baptism of fire for a greyhound that had rarely raced any higher than fifth grade company prior to that.

“She had never been to the track, never been that far from home, never raced in that sort of class.”

“We drove straight up, raced and drove straight home, it’s about an 11 hour drive. I had a good co-pilot to help me out so it wasn’t too bad.”

“She just lays down in the back of the car. She is a true professional, nothing worries her at all, she just goes about her business.”

It is that nature, coupled with a tireless work ethic that has endeared Bailey Rose to Lieshout.

“She is a very honest dog, in fact she is the most honest I have had in 40 years. I’d much prefer to have a greyhound who tries as hard as her than these ones that run a track record one week and then do nothing the next.”

“When she broke in, some other trainers didn’t want her because she was too slow. The owner asked me if I would take her, I said send her up. I certainly didn’t think she was going to be this good.”

When it comes to Saturday night’s $25,000 to-the-winner race, Lieshout is not expecting a miracle, he is just content in the knowledge that he has a dog that he knows will give her best.

“What can you really say about the race? She is racing against two of the best stayers in the world. You might say I’d be better off buying a TattsLotto ticket than hoping to win but, really, I’ll be over the moon if she runs a place. We know she is always going to give us 101%, I’m just glad she got box one, luck’s a fortune.”

The Chairman’s Cup Final is the eighth race on the Wentworth Park card on Saturday night and is scheduled to jump at 9:57pm.

Brooke And Jamie Ennis Set For A Double Delight

Brooke and Jamie Ennis are set to have a big weekend.

The top-line training duo are on the crest of a winning wave and could well add another two Group race wins to their impressive list of accomplishments this Sunday.

The Ennis kennel will rug up the favourite in both the Canberra and Healesville Cups, the latter of which they have two runners engaged.

Jamie Ennis told ARG that it is a good time of year to be racing and described how fortunate he is to have a kennel choc-full of talent.

“Us trainers are a bit spoilt for choice this time of year with the amount of races to choose from,” Ennis told ARG.

“Brooke and I are probably even more lucky that it’s not only these three dogs that we have who can run in Group races, so you have to really sit down and map out what is best for the dogs.”

The Canberra Cup final will feature their star My Bro Fabio, who warmed up for the $25,000 to-the-winner event by setting a new track record in the nation’s capital last Sunday.

Ennis says he believes the greyhound had well and truly earned the achievement.

“I was glad he could finally put a performance like that on the board last week. I know everybody has heard me say that he is the fastest dog I’ve had and that he has put some great performances in around The Meadows in heats and stuff like that, but it is great for him to finally get a track record.”

“I’d hate to think what sort of times he might be running in the middle of summer when the surfaces are a little bit harder.”

Ennis says the Canberra Cup campaign was something that the pair had planned meticulously and is part of a much grander scheme.

“We are sort of looking at trying to get him a start in the Top Gun and races like that. You won’t get invited by just winning free-for-alls, you need to win Group Races. On ability and times, you’d like to think he can win the Canberra Cup but that is barring an accident or bad luck. If he can do that then he might be a chance of gaining a start in some of those sorts of races.”

The Ennis’ have two starters in the Group Two Healesville Cup, with recent kennel acquisition Size Does Matter and exciting youngster Beejay the Deejay both making the $45,000 to-the-winner final after winning their heats last Sunday afternoon.

Beejay The Deejay is not two-years old until October and has already won seven races. While excited about the precocious pup, Ennis is also realistic about his future.

“He is a really high-speed dog. He is probably only ever going to be a country cups type of greyhound, I don’t think he will do anything spectacular over 500 metres or more but to be doing what he is at his age is just terrific.”

Size Does Matter started his career in Queensland with Reg Kay before the Ennis’ purchased him. He is loaded with potential and already looks like he may repay the pair in spades. Ennis says a race like this may not have been the sort of event that made them want to own him, but it has panned out well.

“I originally bought him as more of a 500 metre Group type dog but I have just been keeping him fresh and running him over the sprints. He is loving it and really wants to be there right now. He is coming out of the boxes and I even said to Reggie Kay that it is what had been his biggest problem early in his career, but he seems to be improving now. I wouldn’t swap him for any other dog in the final but if anything is going to beat him, it will be having to get across from box six.”

It may well transpire that the two kennelmates assist each other in the run given the box draw.

“Beejay The Deejay likes to cut down to the rails pretty hard, he does it on the circle too, he might take care of the dogs inside him and our other guy might get the run. As you know, you can play these things over and over in your head a thousand times and try and make a case for yourself, but once you put them in the boxes, it is in the lap of the Gods.”

Come Sunday evening, we will know if the Gods have shone on the kennel of Brooke and Jamie Ennis.

Background To The Chairman’s Cup

This Saturday night will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chairman’s Cup, a race inaugurated by the GBOTA to honour its past and present chairmen. What is now the fifth major distance event conducted over 720 metres at Wentworth Park each year, it originally started life as a stepping-stone contest for stayers who were starting out on the road to the top. That all changed in 2007 when it was opened up to the best 32 stayers nominated.

Inaugural running

The first Chairman’s Cup was run on 11 August 1984, over 732 metres on the grass surface at Harold Park. Secret Secret annexed the event, defeating No Exceptions and future top-liner Sharyn’s Vogue in 43.43. Note: for some strange reason the GBOTA has recorded the name of this inaugural winner as Secret Ash. Whether the greyhound had its name changed after the Cup I don’t know, but at the time it won the race it was definitely Secret Secret (Sole Force x Northville Moss). The following month Secret Secret won the Anniversary Cup at Harold Park. I know it’s 30 years ago, but seriously, how can peak bodies get something as simple as the name of the greyhound that won the inaugural running of a premier event so wrong?

Distances

It has only been contested over two distances: 732 metres at Harold Park and 720 metres at Wentworth Park, first on grass between 1988 and 1991, and on the sand since 1992.

When Is The Race Run

It was contested in August from 1984 until 2000, with the only exception being the 1997 version, run in late July. Since 2001 it has been run in September.

Biggest Winning Margins

Arisara won the 2002 final by seven lengths, Swazi Flash (1988) scored by six lengths and Amity Bale (2009) won by five and a quarter lengths.

Closest Winning Margins

Dolly’s Gal (1993) and Sharden Blaze (1998) both scored by just a head, while Siso (1992) and New Seika (1996) received the judge’s nod by a neck.

Most Successful Trainer/s

Alan Pringle is the only trainer to have more than a single winner, scoring in 1988 with Swazi Flash and in 1994 with Miss Cruise.

Only Dual Winner/s

None. Being a restricted event between 1984 and 2006 meant that no winner could come back and defend a title.

Only Reserve/s To Win

None. The closest was in 2007 when the second reserve Just Friends ran second to Flashing Floods.

Dual Finalists

What’s New (dead-heat fifth 2003, Won 2004), Slick Lee (third 2010 & 2011).

Some Beaten Stars

Sharyn’s Vogue (third 1984), Chief Mocka (second 1987), Sonic Wave (third 1987), Alastic Rebel (third 1992), Bonza Boy (second 1996), Dalalla (second 1998), Gallant Seagull (third 1998), Arvo’s Athena (third 2004), Fallen Zorro (third 2008), Jarvis Bale (third 2009), Forty Twenty (sixth 2010), Irma Bale (second 2012), He Knows Uno (fifth 2012), Smart Valentino (second 2013)

Notes

The 1997 final was delayed by nine days. Scheduled for 19 July, the meeting that night was abandoned after five races when a power failure in an electricity sub-station blacked out the track. Additionally, that final featured five finalists sired by Worthy Reward, but they were blown out by the Carolyn Reinke-trained Amico Mio. The Worthy Reward progeny ran second, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth. Amico Mio later went to New Zealand and raced with success.

Sharden Blaze was the first Victorian stayer to win the cup, taking out the 1998 final.

The 2007 final featured the unusual situation of having both reserves gaining a start. I Love Lucy was scratched and replaced by first reserve Lyn’s Daisy, while pre-post favourite Miagi was also scratched and replaced by second reserve Just Friends. The latter managed to run a strong second behind Victorian star Flashing Floods.

By contrast, the 2010 final was reduced to just six starters with no reserves and a late scratching.

Chairman’s Cup (G3)

1984 Secret Secret
1985 Sarah Bale
1986 Major Look
1987 Classy Vogue
1988 Swazi Flash
1989 Lilac Livery
1990 Hey Bee
1991 Copper Magnet
1992 Siso
1993 Dolly’s Gal,
1994 Miss Cruise
1995 Wide Receiver
1996 New Seika
1997 Amico Mio
1998 Sharden Blaze (V)
1999 Platinum Prince
2000 Yaroun Express
2001 Fiasco (V)
2002 Arisara
2003 Somersby Faus
2004 What’s New
2005 Arapina Miss
2006 Red Dusk
2007 Flashing Floods (V)
2008 Chinatown Lad (T)
2009 Amity Bale (V)
2010 Your Signature
2011 Shimaguni (V)
2012 Know Peace (NZ)
2013 Proven Impala (V)

2014 Group One Megastar Final Preview

All eyes will be on Dapto tonight with the running of the Group One Megastar final. A star-studded line up of greyhounds will take their place in the boxes at 9.40pm, with one group of connections walking away with $75,000.

After a superb 29.69 performance in last week’s prelude, Shoulders is likely to start the favourite from box one, just ahead of Jason Mackay’s superstar Zipping Willow, who will be looking for her tenth consecutive win in tonight’s final.

Londonderry trainer Anthony Azzopardi had the opportunity to select his box last week and certainly gave plenty of hope to Shoulder’s breeders and owners Brett and Deborah May, who will make the trip from the Hunter Valley today to be trackside.

Recent National Sprint winner Chica Destacada has also drawn well in box two and can never be underestimated in these big affairs. Trainer Doreen Drynan is having a dream run with her at present and will be looking to notch up her second Group One victory for the year.

All prices are courtesy of Sportingbet, who are also offering ARG readers with an exclusive $700 free bet.

“Shoulders is drawn ideally from the cherry and is entitled to be favourite after winning last Friday’s Prelude in smart time,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.

“Chica Destacada will make things interesting from Box 2 though and if she finds the lead early you can bet she’ll take some running down.”

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.20
Shoulders
Trainer
Anthony Azzopardi
Owner
Deborah May
Prizemoney
$61,185.00
Last 10 Starts
3211222121
27 Months Black Dog by Comic Rumble - Bit Stressed
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3.824.06 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comment (Brett May – Owner): “I am really happy with the draw and if he steps well and gets some room to move on the rail that would be great. He loves Dapto and hopefully things can go his way.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.49 29.69 5.36 5.40
Box 2
Race Odds
$5.00
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee syndicate
Prizemoney
$131,615
Last 10 Starts
1162563111
28 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Eluthra
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,062.12 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 11 4 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comment (Kerry Drynan – Kennel Representative): “It’s a hard race and she will definitely have to do everything right to be competitive. Her trial last Friday was a little disappointing, but the conditions weren’t the best so it is hard to get a guide on that run. What I can tell you though is that she is sound and well so we are just hoping for a good start and a little luck.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 3
Race Odds
$7.00
Tommy Brislane
Trainer
Steven White
Owner
Geoffrey Slattery
Prizemoney
$41,890.00
Last 10 Starts
1111151122
24 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Mary Virginia
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,222.31 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 9 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
69% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comment (Steven White – Trainer): “I think he’s well boxed, very hard race as it should be for a group one. He’s fit and healthy just needs luck in running through the first corner.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.80
Flash Reality
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Marlene Ellis
Prizemoney
$159.585
Last 10 Starts
1113111116
33 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Orara Flash
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $8,865.83 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
61% 89%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 2 3
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comment (Tony Brett – Trainer): “I was really happy with how well he trialled last week, given it was his first look at the track. Obviously the box isn’t ideal, but I’m hoping he can get away well and have some luck at the first turn.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 5
Race Odds
$61.00
Heat Replay
Woods
Trainer
Marie Burton
Owner
Kevin Maloney
Prizemoney
$53,305.00
Last 10 Starts
4871757736
42 Months Black Dog by Goodesy - Ominous Spirit
Start Average Running Rail Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $683.40 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 15 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 45%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 2 2 1
ARG Comment: Found a lot of trouble before getting a run through in the megastar prelude won by Shoulders. Is drawn badly once again and will really need to lift to challenge this field.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.59 30.59 5.34 5.34
Box 6
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Ritza Hattie
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$150,810
Last 10 Starts
2142331126
34 Months Black Bitch by Bombastic Shiraz - Midnight Flare
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,386.07 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 14 8 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 93%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
ARG Comment: Returns from a four month spell and trialled 30.26 at this track last week. Faces a tough task from box six, however if she jumps and is given some clear room to move is capable of winning this final.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.59 30.07 5.43 5.47
Box 7
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Zipping Willow
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$157,410.00
Last 10 Starts
2111111111
39 Months Black Bitch by Goodesy - Sirocco Lass
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,935.25 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 28 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
70% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comment: Absolute superstar who is unbeaten at this track and will be looking for her tenth consecutive win tonight. Faces a tough test crossing from a wide draw, however only needs to be up the front early on to test this field.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.48 29.48 5.37 5.37
Box 8
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Lacey Lois
Trainer
Peter Acers
Owner
P Acers & A Powell
Prizemoney
$24,915.00
Last 10 Starts
4223242662
33 Months Black Bitch by Superman - Naughty Nicki
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $803.71 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 6 12 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 3 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0 3 1
Comment (Adele Powell – Part-Owner): “I know she will be competitive and if there’s any trouble with the inside division she may get the fly. She is well and will be a little fitter for the run last week, I’m looking forward to Friday.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.03 30.03 5.37 5.37

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 12th 2014

With a pair of best bets from Geelong to Dapto, the time is now to open an account at Centrebet and cash in on the $200 free bet.
 

Race No. 8Buxton Real Estate – Geelong9:27 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ISHAAN (NSW)[5]37522NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
2IMA APPLE [4]3148125.93(4)J Riley (Wallington)
3DYNA FILBERT (NSW)[4]4252525.86(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
4WAYMORE’S BLUES [4]2214725.56(7)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
5OUR FIREMAN [4]4416526.09(6)J Psaila (Little River)
6WHITE WALKER [4]4157725.87(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
7AGILITY [4]5867625.94(8)M Delbridge (Balliang)
8TWIN TERRA [4]4566826.00(8)J Psaila (Little River)

Waymore Blues has been desperately unlucky in his past two starts and prior to that he posted a blistering 25.56 win here. Tonight he has steady beginners drawn on either side and that should allow him to drive to the early lead and post an all the way victory. Dyna Ishaan has a tremendous record from this draw and he should match motors with the favourite for most of the trip, the only concern with him is the last 30m because he can struggle in the final stages on occasions. Dyna Filbert has a smart 25.86 PB here and he rarely runs a bad race, he is likely to drop out early but he can run home strongly into a place.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Waymore Blues

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,3,6 ($3 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 4/1,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4/1,3,4,6/1,3,4,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Phil Mieski

 

Race No. 4Country Motor Company Stakes8:19 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Dapto Of $6,130 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MY AWESOME OPAL3X4530.97Marie Burton
2PREMIER MOZZ233530.03Kristy Sultana
3HAYVILLE CHARLEE112330.09William Bates
4VELVET FLAME615530.20Andrew Bayliss
5SOARING EAGLE175630.10Marie Burton
6SCOUT’S GOLD872430.02James Mcfarlane
7STILTON BLUE146629.60Philip Goodsell
9INVICTIVE318130.04Jason Magri

Stilton Blue has a fantastic record over this journey and he is much better than his recent form suggests. He has competed at the top level in his past few runs and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and he should have more than enough speed to cross and lead. Velvet Flame was a recent Wentworth Park winner in 29.84 and she should be in the mix for a long way. My Awesome Opal is a more than capable type but he likes to scout wide in his races and he will need an ounce of luck in the initial stages.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Stilton Blue

Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,7/1,4,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Joe’s Chance

Iva Vision Sets Time Standard In 2014 Group Three SA Derby Heats

The finalists for the 2014 Group Three SA Derby have been decided after four heats of the race were conducted at Angle Park on Thursday night.

South Australia will have just two representatives in the final, with the rest of the field made up of one Queenslander and five Victorians. Steven Collins has qualified two runners as has the Angela Langton/Jeff Britton combination.

The fastest qualifier for next week’s final is Iva Vision. He stopped the clock at 29.68 and is likely to start as the favourite next week after drawing box eight for the final. He has a perfect record from the pink.

Iva Vison, a somewhat unfashionably bred dog by Ivan Brown and Visualization (Surf Lorian – Leataro), was impressive in his heat win over Dyna Alchemist (1), as he copped a check at the first turn but kept on chasing hard to swamp Dyna Alchemist late and win by a neck. Dyna Chaser (6) finished third and did enough on the clock to qualify as first reserve for next week’s final.

Angela Langton’s Wind Whistler (7) proved too strong in the second heat. Allen Icarus (3) flew out to an early lead, recording a fast 4.39 to the first mark. The short-priced favourite Hostile (6) couldn’t cross the field and was checked out of the race turning into the back straight. At this stage, Wind Whistler was plying his trade near the back of the field. He started his run mid-way down the back straight and drew away for a two and a quarter length win in 29.82. Allen Icarus started at huge odds of $31.00 but qualified for the final by running second. Dakota Premier (4) finished third and will be second reserve for next week’s final based on his time.

Texas Titan (6) started off a great night for the Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter by winning the third heat and securing a spot in next week’s final. His sisters Oakvale Destiny and Footluce Diva ran the quinella in the Group Three SA Oaks later in the night. Texas Titan got away better than expected and found himself in a good spot near the lead. Once he hit the front, he was never going to be beaten and romped away for a five and three quarter length win in 29.77 over the favourite, Dyna Ostrander (8).

The final heat went the way of local hope Aston Kane (5). He kept a great career record intact to bring up his 14th win from 16 starts. He stopped the clock at a tidy 29.78 and won by four lengths over Lannister (7).

The Final field in Box Draw order is:

1. Wind Whistler – Angela Langton (Vic)
2. Allen Icarus – Steven Collins (Vic)
3. Aston Kane – Ray Murray (SA)
4. Dyna Alchemist – Steven Collins (Vic)
5. Lannister – Troy Murray (SA)
6. Dyna Ostrander – Jenny Hunt (Vic)
7. Texas Titan – Jeff Britton (Vic)
8. Iva Vision – Peter Young (Qld)

9. Dyna Chaser (1st Res) – Steven Collins (Vic)
10. Dakota Premier (2nd Res) – Colin Simes (SA)

Oakvale Destiny Wins The Group Three SA Oaks

Earlier this year two sisters ran the quinella in the Group One Sapphire Crown at Sandown Park. The two sisters were by Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) and they were Oakvale Destiny and Oakvale Flyer.

Fast forward to a Thursday night at Angle Park in early September 2014 and again, two sisters quinella a feature race. This time, it is the Group Three SA Oaks and Oakvale Destiny is the winner. This time it is another sister, Footluce Diva, joining her on the podium as runner-up.

The race ended up panning out perfectly for Oakvale Destiny (4). Emerley Senorita (2), a noted wide runner, began well and led the field into the first turn. She shifted off the track meaning there was space inside of Oakvale Destiny in the early stages. Both Mepunga Hayley (3) and Oakvale Destiny (4) were slow away at box-rise. Oakvale Destiny mustered pace quicker than her kennel-mate, took advantage of the gap created by Emerley Senorita, and secured a handy position on the rail turning into the back straight. Emerley Senorita was still a few lengths clear at this stage but Oakvale Destiny was just too close and looked the winner at that point. She soon swept under Emerley Senorita and scored by four and a half lengths in 29.69. Footluce Diva plugged away to grab Emerley Senorita in the closing stages of the race to claim second position. Emerley Senorita held on for third.

Oakvale Destiny has now won 10 from 23 and has earned connections close to $170,000 in prizemoney. Oakvale Destiny is owned by Nathan Wilson and trained by Jeff Britton.

Full Results

1st: Oakvale Destiny (4) – Jeffrey Britton
2nd: Footluce Diva (5) – Kenneth Trowbridge
3rd: Emerley Senorita (2) – Peter Hurley
4th: Fratelli Fresh (7) – Dustin Drew
5th: Mepunga Hayley (3) – Jeffrey Britton
6th: Honky Tonk Doll (6) – Stephen McKenna
7th: Unix Bale (8) – Steven Collins
8th: Spring Amanda (1) – Wendy Matcott

Time: 29.69
1st Split: 4.47 (2)
2nd Split: N/A
Margins: 4 1/2 x 3/4
Scratchings: Frattini (9), Boojerooma (10)

Quartz Bale Salutes In Spring Maiden Classic At Cannington

Paul Stuart’s Quartz Bale is one of many talented youngsters currently hitting the Cannington racetrack and he got the upper hand on Wednesday night by taking out the Spring Maiden Classic.

Quartz Bale started as $1.25 favourite from box seven, with Steve Withers’ Stay And Play the closest in the betting market at $6.00 from box one.

The 38 kilo chaser stumbled out of the boxes towards the rails and bumped with Joe Daily’s Canon Ruler (box six) before finding the lead as the field went past the catching pen. There was little to no chance of the maiden field catching Quartz Bale as he extended his lead throughout the 530 metre trip, stopping the clock at 30.38. Banjo Monelli (box eight) ran on well to finish second, eight lengths behind Quartz Bale, with Zipping Suri (box three) and Stay And Play (box one) rounding out the first four.

In the heats of the Spring Maiden last week the son of Yahoo Omar – Zambola Bale showcased his early zip to win convincingly by ten and a half lengths in a personal best of 30.31 from box three. He qualified a few weeks prior in a time of 30.81.

The Wheeler-Stuart partnership continues through their light fawn chaser, hopefully following in the big footsteps of Miata and Dyna Nalin. The $9,000 Spring Maiden Classic final looks to be just the beginning of the features races Quartz Bales could take out.

Quartz Bale wasn’t the only chaser of Stuart’s that impressed at Cannington on Wednesday night. Kinloch Brae – Starlight Delly litter siblings Starlight Acacia (box six) and Starlight Jack (box eight) finished first and second respectively in the second race on the cards, with Starlight Acacia recording a personal best time of 30.57.

Starlight Acacia has won six from 10 starts, with three minor placing’s. Starlight Jack hasn’t had as much experience with five starts for three wins and two minor placing’s. Tureaud looks to be the fastest out of the litter of ten, recording a personal best time of 30.21 at just his fourth career start. Tureaud went on to compete in the Peter Thomas series on Saturday night against his toughest competition yet, taking out his heat but failing to catch a leading Jump The Queue in the final.

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 11th 2014

Best Bet: It’s time to bet smart and get the best and biggest value. Start with a $700 free bet at Sportingbet. This fantastic bank booster will give you more chances at backing a winner.
Race 2: Bridgeson

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Dynamo’s Miss

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 3,4 – Leg 2: 2,3,6 – Leg 3: 3,5,6,8 – Leg 4: 3,4 – $48 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown7:08 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

1BUNGA BUNGA [5]2142129.74(2)J Greenough (Pearcedale)
2WEBLEC BELLE (SA)[5]1130.13(2)J Britton (Anakie)
3ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[5]82513NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
4DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]3112329.91(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
5TOMMY EL [5]23561NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
6LEKTRA OUTLAW [5]811FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
7MY BABY PORSCHA [5]54325NBTC Cortese (Hampton Park)
8FRAGILITY [5]45622FSHJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.6425229.82(2)A Langton (Anakie)
10GO GO GAIL [5]Res.76651NBTF Bickerton (Pearcedale)

Bunga Bunga has shown a return to form recently and from her favourable draw she should continue on her winning way. Four starts ago she posted a strong 29.74 win here and most recently she scored a commanding 30.20 Cranbourne win from this draw, so if she can get away on terms tonight she should be able to lead from go to whoa.

Weblec Bale is unbeaten in her two starts to date and it’s hard to ignore her debut win here in a slick 29.71, on that occasion she showed smart early speed and scored by a whopping 12 lengths. This is clearly a big step up in class but she should be able to handle it. Erza Allen recently posted a handy 30.28 Meadows win and with a clean getaway tonight she should figure prominently. Her box manners can be a little inconsistent but when she pings she is capable of running slick sectionals on the bunny. Dyna Synch rounds out the winning hopes, he is likely to get a long way back initially but he has been hitting the line solidly of late and he tends to race well here.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bunga Bunga

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

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

Trifecta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,4/1,2,3,4,5,6 ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Facebook.com/sandowndogs7:25 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

1RUFF EDGES [5]72741NBTD Ferguson (Longwarry)
2PRAISE CHORUS [5]11362NBTD Condon (Devon Meadows)
3JUAN DIEGO [5]16717NBTN Boyd (Pearcedale)
4BRIDGESON [5]6171429.40(6)T Iwanyk (Seymour)
5SMOKING ROSIE [5]5344329.90(4)J Reid (Notting Hill)
6YOUNG HAWKE [5]61164NBTC Bahen (Yuroke)
7AIRBOUND [5]2313830.07(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
8DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]5113729.76(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
9DYNA FATBOB (NSW)[5]Res.35235FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
10MIDNIGHT REIGN [5]Res.2352130.00(8)M Marshall (Noble Park)

Bridgeson is an exciting prospect and she looks well graded in this event. Prior to her luckless Meadows effort, she showed a tremendous turn of foot when scoring at Horsham in a speedy 27.15. There isn’t a whole lot of speed drawn around her tonight and if she reproduces her blistering 29.40 PB run here she will prove far too classy for this lot.

Airbound is a very consistent chaser having been placed in seven of his past eight starts. He races better from inside draws but he is likely to get back early so he should be able to find the rail soon after the start. Dyna Zod scored a brilliant 25.84 Geelong win from this draw last month and if he can improve his box manners tonight he will be a major player. Young Hawke is the interesting runner, he is very hit or miss at box rise but when he steps he is capable of carving out very zippy sectionals. He is likely to start around the $8 mark and with slow beginners on his outside he should get a clear run in the early stages, so he is definitely over the odds.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bridgeson

Quinella: 4 to rove with 6,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,6,7/4,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/6,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 3Follow Us @sandowndogs (1-5 Wins) Final7:44 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]513F2NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
2DYNA KEITARO (NSW)[5]3477229.73(1)T Womann (Lara)
3SIG SAUER [5]42811NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4ABOVE ALL (NZ)[5]1F1FSHR Britton (Lara)
5PEGGIE [5]73261NBTB Walker (Rowville)
6SCANEZ CEE [5]3851130.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
7CUSTOM CLASSIC [5]47161NBTK Smyth (Lang Lang)
8GLOCK [5]72311FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.6425229.82(2)A Langton (Anakie)
10CONQUER FEAR [4]Res.6411229.80(3)G Howell (Pearcedale)

Glock has turned in some enormous performances of late and he should fire again tonight. He first caught my eye when he charged home to be narrowly beaten by All Strung Out at Cranbourne four runs back. Since then he has posted a strong 600m Meadows win and last Sunday he smashed his rivals when scoring here in a very fast 29.45. The wide draw isn’t an advantage but he has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races.

Allen Gravion has the good draw and he was far from disgraced when narrowly beaten here on Sunday. From the red he should be able to settle a little closer to the early speed and he is very strong in the run to the line. Sig Sauer showed a great turn of foot when scoring a 29.59 heat win and he should be in the mix from the outset. He had been struggling for a while there but he appears to have put it all together in his past two starts. Above All is likely to start favourite and based on his breathtaking 29.33 heat win he must be respected, my only concern with him is that there is a bit of speed drawn either side and he may not get enough room to muster.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Glock

Exacta: 1,3,8/1,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,8/1,3,8/1,2,3,4,6,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Sky Racing8:08 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

1IMA FAIRYTALE [5]1532534.13(7)S Cachia (Anakie)
2ALOTTA LUCK [5]32833NBTG Jose (Catani)
3ABBEY’S HAND [5]4324534.21(4)R Britton (Lara)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]42817NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5DYNAMO’S MISS [5]64421FSTDL Darby (Drysdale)
6SONIC PIRATE [5]24172FSTDP Reinders (Gruyere)
7VELOCEMENTE [5]43863NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]5165834.26(8)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)

Dynamo’s Miss has been racing in great style at Ballarat of late and I think she may be great value in this event. Two starts ago she was placed behind the states hottest chaser in Allen Deed and she followed that effort up with a strong 30.98 victory there. She can be a little hit or miss early but if she gets away with them she will take a power of beating at nice odds.

Sonic Pirate steps up in distance and he shouldn’t have too much trouble running out it. He has a terrific record here over the 515m trip and he is normally quite reliable early, the wide draw is also an advantage. Dyna Glinda pinged the lids when scoring at The Meadows in 34.43 recently and she is likely to start favourite. She is obviously a great winning chance but she is very hit or miss early and I wouldn’t be willing to take short odds. Ima Fairytale does her best racing here and if she can reproduce her blistering 34.13 PB here should she be right in the mix.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Dynamo’s Miss and Sonic Pirate

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

Exacta: 4,5,6/1,4,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4,5,6/1,4,5,6/1,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au8:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FLYING TWIST [5]13154FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
2ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]6514442.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
3RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]12725FSTDM Fearnley (Yinnar)
4STARC (NSW)[5]42216FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
5HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]2534641.69(7)C Schlensog (Anakie)
6BANJO BLITZ (NSW)[5]51483NBTK Virtue (Tooradin)
7NEWFIRE RILEY [5]5373242.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
8BEKIM HATRICK [5]22457NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)

Ruff Cut Diamond is making her well awaited staying debut and with the scratching of two smart types her task has been made a lot easier. Since her breathtaking 29.26 win here she hasn’t experienced a lot of luck and I’m expecting her to be able to find the early lead tonight and that should allow her to regain some confidence. The manner in which she has hit the line over her middle distance races of late suggests that she shouldn’t have too much trouble covering the extra distance

Starc is another making his staying debut and he should relish the rise in distance. He has turned in some monster efforts at The Meadows over 600m of late and he should be breathing down the favourites neck as they head for the finish line. Newfire Riley is a veteran chaser and he is still racing well, he will be suited by the smaller field and if the two staying debutant struggle in the run home he should be thereabouts and ready to pounce.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ruff Cut Diamond

Trifecta: 3/2,4,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 3,4,7/2,3,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Berwick Mazda8:52 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

1VAPOURASH [5]8811129.39(1)L Morshead (Barongarook)
2WHERE’S THE SURF [5]27682NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3ALL STRUNG OUT [5]4512129.90(5)G Rounds (Devon Meadows)
4ENNIS BALE (NSW)[5]1632629.68(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
5PAPPA GALLO [5]1668629.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)
6WARRIOR KING (NSW)[5]1644329.25(1)B Ennis (Lara)
7COBRA BALE (NSW)[5]4565129.70(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
8GALAHAD [5]F624430.09(1)T Womann (Lara)
9ZANDER’S EXPRESS [5]Res.63114NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
10MEPUNGA LOCKY [5]Res.5654529.58(2)S Elsum (Camperdown)

Where’s The Surf showed a sign of his best form when runner up here last week and I think he can go one better tonight at nice odds. Before last week’s effort he had experienced a string of luckless efforts and with his confidence boosting run last week I believe he will be back to his brilliant best tonight. He is yet to win here in seven tries but he has been placed in four of those runs.

All Strung Out recently captured the Great Chase at The Meadows and he appears to be getting better with every run. He can be a tad slow to begin in his races but he has terrific track sense and he is able to work his way through a field. Warrior King has won only one of eight here but that win was in a scorching 29.25, the box draw is against him tonight but he has the ability to ping the lids on occasions and if he does tonight he should be a major player.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Where’s The Surf

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

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

Trifecta: 2/3,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,3,6/2,3,5,6/1,2,3,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport Final (gobis)9:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MORNINGSIDE [5]23122NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2MAXIMUM LIL [4]1438134.28(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
3GIMME FUEL [4]1321834.33(7)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
4DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]21242NBTS Collins (Lara)
5LOU TODD [5]81532NBTD Pell (Toolleen)
6DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[5]1483234.74(8)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[4]5425134.41(2)J Britton (Anakie)
8MYSTIC TWIST [4]1266134.36(1)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
9VELOCEMENTE [5]Res.43863NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10SIGN OF SNOW [5]Res.3628334.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)

Gimme Fuel is armed with explosive early speed and he should prove hard to reel in based on his impressive 34.33 heat win last week. There is a little bit of speed drawn underneath him tonight but he should have sufficient speed to cross and he appears to be getting stronger with every run over this journey.

Dyna Perseus has been very costly in recent times and he is a very hard dog to follow, however there is no doubting his talent and he is always a chance in these races because he does have the ability to ping away. Lou Todd finished quite strongly when placed in his heat and he won’t be too far away at nice odds. Mystic Twist was a top all the way 34.36 heat winner last week and if she can cross from the wide draw she should be in the mix again. She can be a bit risky at box rise and from the wide draw she will need to step but I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she will get away on terms with them.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gimme Fuel

Boxed Quinella: 3,5,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,5,6/3,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/5,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:35 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

1RUMBLING RICK (TAS)[4]2233229.52(3)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2MEPUNGA FEARON [3]1625429.43(5)J Britton (Anakie)
3CRACKERJACK DAK [3]8214729.43(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
4ASTRONOMIC (WA)[4]1133429.61(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[4]3248829.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]6484129.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7CRAWF’S BREAD [2]1672129.37(5)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]4626729.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
9ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]Res.3123629.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
10JERSEY JACK [4]Res.6463429.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)

Crackerjack Dak is the reigning Victorian Sprint Champ and he is unbeaten in three runs over this track and trip. In his return to Victoria he experienced no luck at all at The Meadows and I am expecting him to improve tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and he has gone a very zippy 5.03 to the first marker here in the past.

Astronomic is another who hasn’t raced with a lot of luck recently and he should be able to follow Crackerjack Dak across in the early stages and he should be able to settle in the first two as they negotiate the first turn. Rumbling Rick has the good draw and he hasn’t missed a place in his past eight starts. With a clean getaway tonight he should be in the mix for a long way again. Humphrey Bale could be the value in the event, his last two runs have been poor but he is much better than that and he can run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crackerjack Dak and Humphrey Bale

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,4,5/1,3,4,5/1,3,4,5,6 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TONK (SA)[5]311F5FSTDB Ennis (Lara)
2DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]5131434.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
3RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]1134234.33(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[4]5113734.37(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5PRUE BALE (NSW)[5]1737834.13(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6KAYO MARCIARNO [5]4525334.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
7SIGN OF SNOW [5]3628334.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
8ROY GALO [5]27265NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)

Reigning Golden Easter Egg Champion Tonk didn’t have much luck when resuming from a spell at Warragul but he will be much better for the run and from the red draw tonight he should be able to lead from go to whoa. This is his first try over this distance range but I’m sure he would have had a number of trials in the lead up to this and he shouldn’t have too much trouble covering the extra ground.

Duchess Bale has a smart 34.37 PB over this journey and she should be able to settle in the top two or three initially, she has missed the kick in her past two so she appreciate being up on the speed and out of trouble. Dyna Orion is the run on dog in the event and he appears perfectly placed in the two box, with a fairly clean getaway he should be able to settle just off the speed and he will be looking to run over the top late. Rumero Reason has a good record here over this trip and the 515m journey and if he can avoid early bother he won’t be far away at the business end of proceedings.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 1,2,4/1,2,3,4/1,2,3,4,5,6 ($36 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 10Razldazl Greyhounds10:12 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JEWEL BALE (NSW)[4]2162429.32(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
2DR. PAULIE [4]1363729.90(3)L Delbridge (Balliang)
3BECKENBAUER (SA)[4]2281229.51(3)D Pattinson (Pearcedale)
4LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]3251629.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
5CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]6342229.66(8)K King (Langwarrin)
6TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[4]6143429.55(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
7JORDAN ALLEN (NSW)[4]1484329.60(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
8COSMIC STATION (NSW)[4]1231429.55(4)D Brown (Lara)
9ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]Res.3123629.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
10JERSEY JACK [4]Res.6463429.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)

Jewel Bale has been placed in all seven tries from this draw and this is one of the easiest races she has contested for a while. She tends to jump a lot better from this draw and she should be able to settle in the top three early, with a blistering 29.32 PB here she should prove far too strong in the run home.

Lamia Bale recently scored a commanding 29.54 win here and she is one of the more reliable beginners in this event. She should have enough speed to cross in the early stages and she should give a great sight. Crowdza Captive has been placed in 15 of her 22 tries here and she should settle in the top two early, her last 50m isn’t great but if there is some shuffling behind her she may steal the prize. Tiggerlong Amigo has been a little disappointing of late but he is in good hands and he should make some improvement.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 4,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,6/1,3,4,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards10:32 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

1MEPUNGA RANGER [5]8151429.76(3)S Elsum (Camperdown)
2STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]5237229.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
3NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[5]1411129.43(3)D Brown (Lara)
4PETER’S PICK (QLD)[5]63312FSHJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
5SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]21524NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
6SOHO RHYTHM [5]5277429.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
7SOFA SO GOOD [5]13715NBTI Vigor (Anakie)
8PEDRO’S RUNAWAY (NSW)[5]54214NBTB Burns (Werribee)
9JUBILEA BALE (NSW)[5]Res.7166529.57(4)J Hunt (Avalon)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.6786429.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

National Time has been absolutely airborne of late and if he steps away cleanly he should continue on his winning way. In his past three country wins he has smashed quality opposition and the turn of foot he showed after the start was tremendous. He has a top 29.43 PB to his credit and a similar effort tonight will see him fight out the finish.

Peter’s Pick has turned in great performances in his two Victorian runs and he should be suited by the rise in distance. Prior to coming to Victoria he had scored some blistering wins at Albion Park over a similar journey. Mepunga Ranger has come up with the coveted red draw and he recently caught the eye when he scored a powerful 30.09 Meadows win, he has raced well here in the past and with a clear run initially he should be in the mix. Samus Allen has been a little disappointing in her past few but with a better start tonight she can find some form.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on National Time

Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,5 ($9 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 3/1,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,5/1,2,3,4,5,6 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Shanlyn Patch has recently rejoined the powerful Thompson kennel and from his favourable draw he looks poised to return to the winners list. Prior to returning to Victoria, he had been racing well at Wentworth Park and he had scored two sub 30 second wins. He likes to scout wide in his races and with a slick beginner and keen railer drawn underneath he should get a nice cart across.

Summer Wages has won three of five runs here and if he can reproduce his 29.50 PB run here he should be fighting out the finish, my only concern with him is that he is a mad railer in Silver Brodie drawn directly on his outside. Kerrigan Bale has a brilliant turn of foot and she has recorded a 5.05 to the first marker here previously. Silver Brodie is much better than his recent form indicates and he may be worth a saver bet if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Shanlyn Patch

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,5,8/2,3,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Albion Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview Sep 11th 2014

With two best bets, a best roughie and some quaddie Tips, there is fantastic value available. Join with Centrebet and receive free bets, as well as frequent dedicated Greyhound betting promotions.

Best Bet:
Race 6: Placid Planet
Race 7: Mullaway

Best Roughie:
Race 5: Lulu’s Lad

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,8 – Leg 2: 6 – Leg 3: 1 – Leg 4: 1,2,3,4,5,7 – $18 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Macro Meats Gourmet Game6:40 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CLASSIC TYCOON233130.49Jeanette Cauchi
2TITAN ASH122330.32Raymond Burman
3HOUINDEED14330.52Peter Ruetschi
4ART OF CONFUSION411430.15Gary Pettersen
5WILD WRIGHT5X1329.97Tony Brett
6MACIE’S DINGO134230.28Darryl Armfield
7YES DOES576330.36Dean Turley
8ELITE EFFORT6154NBTKeiron Butler
9KNIGHTS TEMPLAR424430.26Amy O’reilly
10BIG YELLOW TAXI828730.41Peter Roy

Art Of Confusion is armed with smart early speed and she was a recent 30.15 winner here. Wild Wright is an exciting prospect and he will feature with some luck initially, whilst Titan Ash has been consistent in her brief career and she rounds out the winning chances.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Art Of Confusion

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,5 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,4,5/2,4,5/Field ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Brandons Electrical Services7:04 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUPER VISION346430.27Peter Young
2GUNSPEED251330.23Shane Ellis
3COMMANDO CHARLES6X8630.41Kylie Jorgensen
4COSMIC CATCH733530.42Ian Hoggan
5GARRANGAY DUK481230.10Joanne Martin
6BOARDIES472630.35Jeff Cumming
7JOHNATHAN’S HOPE241230.08John Pollock
8MINNIE JAYDA181130.59Cary Grant
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Minnie Jayda has won eight of her 12 starts to date and she should prove too zippy for these based on her two brilliant Lismore wins of late over 520m. Garrangay Duk has a slick 30.10 PB here and with an ounce of luck early she should be able to feature. Gunspeed is racing well and he can show early speed in his races.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Minnie Jayda

Exacta: 5,8/2,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 2,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Glen Gallon @ Stud7:22 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HAWKO’S MISTAKE336829.94John Edwards
2SEVEN STRAIGHT741330.01Jeff Cumming
3GELZINNIS CLAN331130.03Jeff Ahern
4HARA’S DERECK658530.27Kerry Myers
5SWIFT OPULENCE118430.02Ron Ball
6VIRIDIAN434730.15Colin Curtis
7MOSS GAMBO864330.36Glenda Dart
8ARABIAN ORACLE233530.24Brian Baker
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Swift Opulence has a great record here and this is the easiest race she has contested for a while, with a couple of slow beginners drawn underneath she should get every chance. Gelzinnis Clan was back to his best with a strong 30.11 win here last week and he will be steaming home again. Hawko’s Mistake is drawn to give a great sight.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Swift Opulence

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

 

Race No. 4Tattsbet.com7:41 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALL YOU CAN316430.18Peter Ruetschi
2DAYSEAS RIGG527830.28Claude Dacey
3SUDOKU REBEL413130.11James Gallaway
4GRIM CREEPER411429.95Thomas Noble
5KING ELLIOT232830.21Reg Hazelgrove
6DREAM RIVER123130.10Troy Okamura
7CELTIC COLLEEN31X730.32Robert Alchin
8DOC GRAHAM776430.15Darren Russell
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Grim Creeper has a sizzling 29.95 PB over this trip and if he can step on terms he should have sufficient speed to lead throughout. King Elliot is never far away over this trip and he should settle in the top two early. Dream River caught the eye with a strong 30.10 win here last week and he rounds out the winning hopes.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,6/3,4,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta:4,5,6/3,4,5,6/1,3,4,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Garrard’s Horse And Hound8:05 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YOU SAY SO226630.09Peter Ruetschi
2LULU’S LAD675629.97Ron Ball
3GALWAY TORNADO631330.18Kevin Galloway
4HOPE’S FANTASY156630.14William Elson
5VANILLA BLISS815330.19Brian Baker
6HIGH AND MIGHTY563530.16Tom Tzouvelis
7FANCY STICHES5X8130.00Reg Hazelgrove
8CAPTAIN CES243430.10Thomas Noble
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Lulu’s Lad is much better than his recent form reads and he should run an improved race at nice odds. You Say So is drawn to find the early lead and he has run some big races behind Happy Haswell at Ipswich recently. Captain Ces is well drawn out wide and he is capable of running time on the bunny.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lulu’s Lad

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

 

Race No. 6Connections Dishlicker’s Dash8:25 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPACE WAVE144430.09Tony Zammit
2DULCIE DEE377529.95Edith Hancock
3COIN OF PHRASE417329.80Colin Byers
4BILL’S FANTASY573329.93William Elson
5ZIPPING ZORO331430.13Stephen Kavanagh
6PLACID PLANET372129.62Tony Brett
7OUTA TEMPO211430.16Peter Ruetschi
8ATTA BOY TED144630.18Renald Attard

Placid Planet almost broke the track record here last week winning in a breathtaking 29.62 and with an empty draw underneath tonight he should get the cash again. Dulcie Dee didn’t have much luck when resuming from a spell but she is better than that and I would expect her to improve tonight.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/2,3,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 7Big Dog Australia8:44 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MULLAWAY111134.62Joanne Price
2MY ILLUSIONX37635.18Dean Turley
3SUSPECT CLAIMS623535.25Deborah Arnold
4KNAVE222235.07Marilyn Johnson
5WALK WITH FAITH121234.88Tom Tzouvelis
6FLICK PASS147134.99Ron Ball
7RAIN STREAM252435.04Robert Handyside
8SPRING COLARADO224335.21Colin Byers
9JUNIOR PHANTOM546735.82John Free
10ROSE TO SIZE264X35.84Trevor Salmoni

Mullaway has won four on the trot and the most impressive win was two runs back when he posted a near record 34.62 when winning by 12 lengths. Knave has been runner up in four straight and he should fill the quinella spot again.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Sky Racing9:08 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $6,900 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,830 2nd: $1,380 3rd: $690.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUMBLE STREET113529.91Jeff Cumming
2NOT HELD311329.90Shane Ellis
3PHANTOM JEWELS133329.95John Free
4WHITE HORNET151730.03Raymond Burman
5FUSAICHI KAHN221229.88Glenda Dart
6WINGED ELITE814830.02John Hutchinson
7CHARIOT’S OFFIAH263129.77Ross Ogden
8HONEY BOUQUET157429.94John Conlon

Fusaichi Kahn posted a brilliant 29.96 win here two runs back and with a clean getaway he should score again tonight. Chariot’s Offiah is poorly drawn out wide but his 29.86 win here last week is too hard to ignore. Phantom Jewels is never far away in her races.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fusaichi Kahn

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

Exacta: 3,5,7/1,3,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Brisgreys.com9:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOP NINJA353730.21Jeff Ahern
2BLUE DEN624530.39John Reimer
3FREDDIE FINCH258230.76John Pay
4VISUALIZE IT315230.07Peter Young
5OUTBACK HERO336230.15John Geoghegan
6STAR SPEED582430.28Colin Byers
7DON’T JOSH ME171629.91Wayne Mcdonald
8ABBY’S FANTASY145330.10William Elson
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Visualize It has a great record here and she is normally a very reliable beginner. This isn’t a strong race so if she leads she should prove too zippy. Outback Hero was smartly placed here last week and he should be in the mix for a long way again. Top Ninja will be steaming home late and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Visualize It

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

Exacta: 4,5/1,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10A Team Stud9:52 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LATE SHOW ANGEL346630.46Darren Titmarsh
2JANDINELLE121530.40Keiron Butler
3DAYSEAS ASTRA535230.45Claude Dacey
4DOOLEY’S LOCK376530.67Barry Dull
5CASH KING1241NBTRobert Cooke
6ASTOUND YA114130.09Gloria Falla
7HIGHLIFE823130.31James Loye
8KUSCHY ASSASSIN13X3NBTCraig Wright
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Astound Ya continues to improve with racing and he should take care of these after he scored a slick 30.09 win here last week. Cash King should pounce on the early lead and he will be running slick sectionals, it’s his first try over this journey so the last 40m is a concern.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Astound Ya

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview Sep 11 2014

Best Bet: With $250 in free bets available at Tom Waterhouse, there is no better time than to bet up on our best bet.
Race 2: Frattini

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Doona Bale

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,6,8 – Leg 2: 2,5 – Leg 3: 1,5 – Leg 4: 1,3,4 – $36 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Coffex Coffee Mixed Stake Cta Di…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

1STUZZICHINO422230.02Petar Jovanovic
2DANYO’S LUKE513429.92Colin Swain
3TIME FOR WAR143129.93Michael Giniotis
4FARMEROO312529.78Kenneth Gill
5YICHE231229.99Angela Modra
6BIG MICK DEE741529.98Lisa Rasmussen
7GALILEE SPIRIT482129.62Robert Isaacson
8ALLEN ILLEM627129.81Tony Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Galilee Spirit has returned to form with a scorching 22.04 win here over 388m and a similar display of speed tonight would see him lead throughout. Farmeroo is ultra consistent and he should be able to settle in the top three early, whilst Yiche is expected to lead and she should give a great sight

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Galilee Spirit

Trifecta: 7/3,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,7/3,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARK SIMON673830.72Colin Swain
2FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
3BLACK BOTTLE825130.17Kathleen Johnstone
4SCREAMIN’223430.28Ben Rawlings
5ALLEN CYDAN2418NBTWendy Matcott
6HE’S A VILLIAN711630.11Lisa Rasmussen
7WOODSIDE JAGGER414430.04Graham Smith
8SPORTY HEART4116NBTDavid Curtain
9GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
10OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott

Frattini is a gun NSW speedster and she will prove hard to beat based on her top placing here last week in a heat of SA Oaks. He’s A Villian will be charging home late and he recently scored two top wins here over 600m. Woodside Jagger is suited by the wide draw and if he step a little better he should be in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Frattini

Trifecta: 2/4,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 2/4,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…7:55 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ALCHEMIST5111NBTSteven Collins
2SIR BRIDGBORN816NBTDavid Curtain
3IVA VISION1118NBTPeter Young
4SPOT GOES RACING143329.94Petar Jovanovic
6DYNA CHASER3323NBTSteven Collins
7PUNISHMENT131129.84Carole Scott
8DASHING CANUTE111130.30Raymond Murray

Dyna Alchemist has won three on end in town in Victoria of late and from the good draw he should get every chance to continue on his winning way. Iva Vision is a classy QLD chaser and recently trialled here in impressive fashion. Punishment has a great record here and he is well placed in a wide draw.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:14 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY MARK122130.13Paula Hearnden
2FOOTROT FANNING334129.99Bozidar Stamenkovic
3ALLEN ICARUS1346NBTSteven Collins
4DAKOTA PREMIER214529.57Colin Simes
6HOSTILE2121NBTDarren Beasley
7WIND WHISTLER221229.88Angela Langton
8DYNA MOTLEY223230.23Wendy Matcott

Great race and star Victorian chaser Hostile should get every chance to score with an empty draw underneath. He is capable of running the hands off the clock and if he leads it should be a matter of times and margins. Wind Whistler is a star stayer in the making but he still showed enough zip to score here in 29.88 recently.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hostile

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

Trifecta: 6,7/6,7/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:38 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GORHAM BALE321230.11Steven Collins
2KISAI BLADE633129.95Petar Jovanovic
3COOL GUINNESS251129.90Kirin Corby
4AEROPLANE BOWSER356330.57Walter Harkins
5LITTLE DAKOTA115229.88Colin Simes
6TEXAS TITAN534330.38Jeffrey Britton
7BIG ZAP161229.65Troy Murray
8DYNA OSTRANDER1115NBTJenny Hunt

Texas Titan was desperately unlucky here two runs back and I think he can make amends tonight at good odds. Dyna Ostrander was disappointing at Sale last time but he had been in devastating form prior to that. Gorham Bale just needs some room early to feature in the finish.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Texas Titan

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

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

 

Race No. 6Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:58 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALDERLEY REFORM111129.86Alan Mcculloch
2DYNA VILLA1121NBTJenny Hunt
3KASAI WARRIOR422230.10Petar Jovanovic
4BRONCO BALE5631NBTWendy Matcott
5ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
6COULTA ROCK113430.01David Curtain
7LANNISTER151229.97Troy Murray
8OPUS BALE4211NBTSteven Collins

Aston Kane is the state’s most exciting and promising speedster and he reminds me quite a bit of last year’s Derby winner Ernie Bung Arrow. I think he has enough speed to cross and he should prove too strong. Dyna Villa has won nine of 11 in Victoria and he too can reel off blistering sectionals, whilst Coulta Rock will hit the line strongly and he could run a race at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Aston Kane

Quinella: 5 to rove with 1,2,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/1,2,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Macro Meats Mixed Stake Cta Divi…9:22 PM
2/3 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH BOLT122229.76Anthony Bullock
2NEBULA122129.78Lauren Harris
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW365129.56Cameron Butcher
4SET THE SCENE727129.66Laurence Cahalan
5MEPUNGA ARMAGH6343NBTJeffrey Britton
6KALDEN BALERION123129.75Troy Murray
7GENGHIS KAHN113329.68Kathleen Johnstone
8WILD SOUL317129.79Kim Johnstone

Mepunga Armagh is a reliable beginner and he should prove hard to hold out based on his blistering 29.86 Meadows win in early August. Hellyeah Bolt was far from disgraced in his placing here last week and he is drawn to be a major player.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5/Field ($12 for 100%)

 

Race No. 82014 Coffex Coffee Sa Oaks F Cta…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING AMANDA412229.59Wendy Matcott
2EMERLEY SENORITA151129.85Peter Hurley
3MEPUNGA HAYLEY311229.86Jeffrey Britton
4OAKVALE DESTINY534129.63Jeffrey Britton
5FOOTLUCE DIVA143129.72Kenneth Trowbridge
6HONKY TONK DOLL111229.82Sidney Topp
7FRATELLI FRESH636129.98Dustin Drew
8UNIX BALE881229.91Steven Collins
9FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
10BOOJEROOMAX12329.83Bozidar Stamenkovic

Oakvale Destiny scored a dazzling 29.63 heat win last week and the manner in which she hit the line was super impressive. With some wide runners drawn underneath, she should miss the kick and then be able to find the rail with ease and that should allow her to drive through into a prominent position early. Mepunga Hayley was unlucky but at the same time a little disappointing in her heat, if she can ping the lids and lead tonight she might just get away with the prize. Spring Amanda has the good draw and she was far from disgraced when placed in her heat and she could score at nice odds.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 3,4/3,4/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Stake C…10:05 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING CHARLOTTE282730.59Wendy Matcott
2IDLE WAYS717829.96David Curtain
3ENCOSTA KAHN376429.79Kathleen Johnstone
4GEMSTONE JACK354330.20Anthony Bullock
5PREMIER EVENT182729.98Laurence Cahalan
6HEIDI GO SEEK335530.91Angela Langton
7GILBERT ALLEN524130.00Lisa Rasmussen
8JUNTA BALE413630.00Lisa Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis

Premier Event is a reliable beginner and he recently score an all the way win here in 29.98. He should have sufficient speed to cross and he may prove too strong in the run home. Spring Charlotte is better than her form reads and she can show improvement from the good draw.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Premier Event

Trifecta: 5/1,2,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN432130.02Kim Johnstone
2SENNI TONY225629.91Colin Swain
3YODA BALE575330.21Tony Rasmussen
4STOP SCRAMMIN’442629.66Petar Jovanovic
5FLYING BALE473629.97Lisa Rasmussen
6MAX ROCKS666330.14Kevin Murnane
7JOJA STAN342430.10Graeme Stirling
8DYNA QUISTIS331830.00Wendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings

Senni Tony has been racing well without winning of late and from the favourable inside draw he should return to the winners list at nice odds. Stop Scrammin’ is never far away over this journey, whilst Pepper Kahn should lead for a long way and give a good sight.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Senni Tony

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2,4/1,2,4/1,2,3,4,5,6 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Mcqueens Tavern Open Stake Cta D…10:44 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEFIB DARYL324243.26Petar Jovanovic
2JACKO LANKAN364743.51Petar Jovanovic
4SHEZA TEN523343.56Petar Jovanovic
6HUSKY DREAMER133643.19John Gale
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD211343.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won nine of 15 over this track and trip and she appears to have panels on this lot. Defib Daryl has his favourite draw and he is never far away in this class. Husky Dreamer should round out the trifecta.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Psychotic Gold

Trifecta: 8/1/6

 

Race No. 12Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…11:00 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDANCE ROCK632430.45Dustin Drew
2KALDEN BLANCO323830.08Troy Murray
3SHAMROCK PETAL513830.26Robert Isaacson
4DOONA BALE636530.01Tony Rasmussen
5BOGIE YATES513130.32Ben Rawlings
6LIFESTYLE LAD721829.97Petar Jovanovic
7VELOCITY DAFF334330.09Kim Johnstone
8DYNA OLSEN5217NBTWendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Sundance Rock didn’t have much luck here last week but from the red tonight he should be able to punch through and lead, if he holds the lead he should prove too strong for these. Doona Bale will go around at silly odds and she is a great place hope, whilst Velocity Daff has been racing well without winning of late.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sundance Rock

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

Curiouser And Curiouser

Tuesday’s item on sectional times for Ipswich 431m races has aroused some consternation. And understandably so.

We said that the times had been allocated to the race winner, not necessarily the dog responsible for leading. That statement was based on a perusal of Ipswich results on the GRNSW-Ozchase website on Wednesday morning. Each sectional time appeared against the winner’s name, as is the case on the error-ridden Tasmanian results pages. At that time, no videos were available on the page so crosschecking was impossible and we accepted the information in good faith.

Much later that day, or certainly now, those pages have been changed. The sectionals have been assigned to the correct dog and videos have suddenly appeared to confirm that.

So somebody updated the files. But questions remain – who did that and why? Who posted the original incorrect file? What data has gone into the individual dogs’ career records?

The clear message is that if complete and accurate results are not available then put up nothing.

Incidentally, this trip boasts the highest percentage of leaders winning races in Australia – 66%. Averages elsewhere are around the 50% mark. That’s nothing to be proud about, but simply a reflection of an unfair layout and the huge advantage of jumping clear on the disruptive bend start. Whatever happens at Logan, Bundamba, Albion Park or elsewhere, the Ipswich circuit should be re-aligned. The fix would not cost a huge amount of money.

An addendum. Tasmanian videos are available (if you try hard enough) on local Tasracing websites, but do not make their way onto the Ozchase pages where the “official” results are published. Why not? At least then anyone keen enough could make their own corrections to the misleading sectional data.

The outcome of all this is that OzChase is not only cumbersome to access but provides unreliable and/or incomplete information – surely a management failure.

2014 Group Three SA Derby Heats Preview

The males get a chance to strut their stuff at Angle Park on Thursday night in the heats of the Group Three SA Derby. The ladies will be battling out in the final of the Group Three Oaks.

The 2014 Derby is open to the best male greyhounds whelped on or after March 1, 2012. Four heats of the $25,000 race will be conducted and here’s a look at the best chances in each race.

Heat One – Race 3 at 7:25pm

This race should be an interesting battle between Dyna Alchemist (1) and Iva Vision (3). Dyna Alchemist has won his last three races at The Meadows and Sandown Park. His last win was a best-on-night 29.44 performance at Sandown. The Superman and Talia Bale (Fortified Rush – Brenell Bale) dog won from this draw last start so he looks well placed for this race.

Iva Vision, a Queenslander by Ivan Brown and Visualisation (Surf Lorian – Lestaro) has won three of his last four coming into this. He trialled 29.80 at the track back in late August and then returned to Albion Park last week to run a disappointing last behind Fred Sealey in a mixed fourth and fifth grade event. Overall, he has won eight from 13 and is capable of leading. He is also proven on the clock as he has clocked a fast 29.62 around Albion Park. Hopefully he can make the trip worthwhile for his Queensland trainer Peter Young.

Of the local hopes, Punishment (7) comes into the race with four wins from his last five starts. The Collision and Madam Lash (Just The Best – Miss Bossy) dog has raced over the 400m at Gawler and 388m at Angle Park in his last two starts. He steps back up to 515m for this but he has won three from eight at the track with a best of 29.84. This will be the first time he jumps from box seven in his career.

The other promising local type is King Canute (8). The youngster is yet to turn two years of age and has only had the five starts, winning four of them. The majority of his wins have been over the shorter distances but he stepped up to 515m racing last week for a solid 30.30 win from box eight. The Bekim Bale and Bralyn Ella (Pure Octane – Bralyn Maisie) dog has shown a penchant for the pink, now winning twice from the box. His mother ran third behind Mepunga Nicky in the 2011 SA Oaks.

Heat Two – Race 4 at 7:44pm

Hostile (6) hopefully won’t prove to be just that when he makes his debut at Angle Park under race conditions. The Collision and Restless Style (Surf Lorian – Double Guess) dog has been to Angle Park for two trials and has performed well both times, clocking 29.60 and 29.51. In between those two trials he won at Sandown in 29.58. He has won seven from 20 overall and has recorded a 29.59 track record run around Geelong.

Drawn next to Hostile is strong type Wind Whistler (7). The Premier Fantasy and Seminole (Big Daddy Cool – Call Collect) dog is trained in Victoria by Angela Langton but had the benefit of a start at the track two weeks ago, winning in 29.88. He is not noted for his early pace but finishes strongly.

For experience and form at the track, Dakota Premier (4) stands out. He has 10 wins from 12 starts at Angle Park and has a best time of 29.57. The Premier Fantasy and Dakota Bird (Stately Bird – Top Treat) dog is always thereabouts in the early stages, so he could really challenge for the win in this race. He has won two from three out of the box and has won 12 from 17 overall in his career.

The other dog with good form at the track is Footrot Fanning (2). The Surf Lorian and Koombooyana Miss (Fortified Rush – Koomboyana) dog has four wins from nine at the track and a best of 29.99. He lacks early pace which may see him find some trouble.

Heat Three – Race 5 at 8:08pm

Dyna Ostrander (8) has won four of his last five, which includes wins at Cranbourne, Sandown Park and The Meadows. The Heston Bale and Dyna Panama (Gable Lafourche – Raisa Bale) dog will be having his first look at the track and will be seeking to notch up his first win from box eight.

Cool Guinness (3) has won nine from 16 at Angle Park including a best time of 29.80. He is a very reliable beginner and will be hunting for the lead early. The Premier Fantasy and Cool Keepsake (Big Daddy Cool – Corrumbene Lass) dog is still searching for his first win from box three. His best form is from outside boxes.

Big Zap (7) has impressed on the clock at Angle Park with a best of 29.65 at the track. He has four wins from 11 starts over this distance and comes into the race on the back of some racing over the middle distance trip. The Superman and Boss Ready Made (Big Daddy Cool – Emerald Shoes) dogs form has been mixed as he has won just two of his last five. He has form from outside boxes.

Heat Four – Race 6 at 8:28pm

Dyna Villa (2) looks tough to beat in the final heat. The Collision and Roxio Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) dog has won nine from 11 and has won four of his last five. If he races up to this form he should be adding another win to his tally.

Aston Kane (5) has won 13 from 15 including seven from eight at Angle Park. The El Galo and Aston Elite (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) dog has a best of 29.57 and has won from the middle draw. He has pace and often leads so he will present a big threat to Dyna Villa.

Since the calendar clicked over to September, Opus Bale (8) has found winning form, winning his last two. Overall, he has only won three from 16 but the recent purple patch he has hit shows he may be on the improve. The wins were at Shepparton and Geelong over the shorter 400m distance. The High Earner and Maple Bale (Spiral Nikita – Vista Bale) dog needs to be near the lead to be chance and will have to cross Aston Kane and Dyna Villa from box eight.

Alderley Reform (1) is well boxed and has won his last four at Angle Park. The Yahoo Omar and Bananarama (EA’s Itzaboy – Cheeky Intent) dog is bred to show pace. The rails draw brings him right into the race and he could cause a minor upset at healthy odds.

2014 Group Three SA Oaks Final Preview

The 2014 SA Oaks final will take place on Thursday night at Angle Park at 9:41pm. The Group Three event carries a $25,000 prize and Victorian trainer Jeff Britton has two huge chances of snaring the main prize.

Britton trains two of the finalists; Mepunga Hayley and Oakvale Destiny. Both of these bitches are Group One winners and have plenty on this field in the class stakes. It remains to be seen if either of them can add their name to the winner’s list.

Previous winners of the Oaks race include El Paso, Braakensiek, Petite Verdot, Lukeamy, Tiarta, Miss Mini Mouse, Que Sera Sera, Irreplacebale, Jean Jeannie, Kalden Athena, Mepunga Nicky, Hope’s Up and last year’s winner, Kokoda Spirit.

Mepunga Hayley and Oakvale Destiny will battle for favourtism prior to box-rise as not much seperates the pair. Oakvale Destiny was the fastest heat winner and she has the most experience at the track out of the two. The best local hopes look to be Spring Amanda and Oakvale Destiny’s sister, Footluce Diva.

Here’s a comprehensive look at the form for each of the finalists and an analysis of their chances:

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
Spring Amanda
Trainer
Wendy Matcott
Owner
Greg Board
Prizemoney
$16,585
Last 10 Starts
1522154122
30 Months Red Fawn Bitch by Mogambo - Focus Bale
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $502 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 9 8 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 4 3 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 0
ARG Comments: Spring Amanda is a versatile bitch that has won over this distance as well as the middle distance and staying trips. She showed good early pace last week and had one of the best first sections of the four heats. She led her heat last week but was run down by the classy Oakvale Destiny. She has won just one race from box one from five attempts. She has a flying best of 29.59 and will have to run right up to that to be competitive.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.59 29.85 4.41 4.42
Box 2
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Emerley Senorita
Trainer
Peter Hurley
Owner
P & J Hurley
Prizemoney
$12,035
Last 10 Starts
1866731511
30 Months Brindle Bitch by El Grand Senor - Emerley Charmer
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $273 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
44 11 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 39%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 9 2 3
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Emerley Senorita was a surprise heat winner last week at $17.00 but she showed the benefit of a good record at the track. Last week’s victory was her ninth at the track and she recorded a personal best of 29.85. She won from the wide draw last week and moves to a box where she has had just the two wins from seven tries. She likes to use the track so this draw does not appear ideal.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.85 29.85 4.44 4.44
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.00
Heat Replay
Mepunga Hayley
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Barry Smith
Prizemoney
$188,360
Last 10 Starts
4111231112
27 Months Black Bitch by Bekim Bale - Mepunga Harmony
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $7,534 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 12 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
ARG Comments: Mepunga Hayley is a Group 1 winner already this year and she is well placed to take out this Group 3 event. She was unable to take the lead away from Emerley Senorita last week, going down by a narrow margin. However, she was having her first start at the track last week and she is likely to improve off that. She is one of the main chances.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.86 4.49 4.49
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.30
Heat Replay
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$139,635
Last 10 Starts
4136115341
26 Months Blue Bitch by Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,347 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 9 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comments: Oakvale Destiny rattled home last week to overtake Spring Amanda and secure a convincing three and a half length win in a fast 29.63. The Group 1 winner has now had the benefit of two starts at the track. Her only fault is that she can get back in her runs so she has to rely on luck early to get a good crack at the leaders.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.63 29.63 4.58 4.64
Box 5
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Footluce Diva
Trainer
Kenneth Trowbridge
Owner
K & M Trowbridge
Prizemoney
$18,110
Last 10 Starts
3163711431
26 Months Black Bitch by Vapour Whirl - Footluce
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $787 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 8 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
ARG Comments:Footluce Diva is locally trained and also a sister to the highly fancied Oakvale Destiny. She clocked her best time last week and jumped from a wide box. The squeeze box hasn’t been good to her so far as she is yet to record a win from two starts. She will need to put her best foot forward to overcome the two talented chasers drawn inside her.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.72 29.72 4.48 4.48
Box 6
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Honky Tonk Doll
Trainer
Sidney Topp
Owner
Sidney Topp
Prizemoney
$9,540
Last 10 Starts
8235221112
28 Months Black & White Bitch by Dyna Lachlan - My Lippling
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $366 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 7 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 4 6 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 1
ARG Comments: Honky Tonk Doll is a fast beginner who showed the most early pace last week. Her wins are well spaced so if she leads she will have to have a long break over the rest of the field to be any chance. She has run into a good patch of form lately so her connections will be hoping that all the luck goes her way.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 30.02 4.40 4.50
Box 7
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Fratelli Fresh
Trainer
Dustin Drew
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$15,095
Last 10 Starts
1215163611
27 Months Red Brindle Bitch by High Earner - Magic Capers
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,161 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 7 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
54% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG Comments: Fratelli Fresj was impressive last week from box five, leading virtually all the way to break the 30 second barrier at her first look at the track. She is capable of running a place at odds.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.98 29.98 4.53 4.53
Box 8
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Unix Bale
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$37,735
Last 10 Starts
3355248812
30 Months Brindle Bitch by Collision - Mamie Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $943 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 10 7 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 0 1
ARG Comments: Unix Bale showed no early pace last week which is not going to work well for her from box eight. She ran home into second behind Footluce Diva last week. She has only won the one race in her last 10 starts and it looks like she will find it tough to make a mark in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.91 4.68 4.68
1st Res
Race Odds
$8.50
Heart Replay
Frattini
Trainer
Christine Oldfield
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$7,160
Last 10 Starts
1111171513
26 Months Brindle Bitch by Collision - Dusty Retreat
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $795 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Frattini is a talented NSW chaser who finsihed a tight third behind Emerley Senorita at her first look at the track. She has six wins from nine starts so she knows how to find the line. If she gets a start she will give it a good crack but will have to overcome two experienced Group 1 winners.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.89 4.51 4.51
2nd Res
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Boojerooma
Trainer
Bozidar Stamenkovic
Owner
Bozidar Stamenkovic
Prizemoney
$28,620
Last 10 Starts
343122F123
28 Months Black Bitch by Collision - Koombooyana Star
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,201 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 3 3 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 3 5
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Boojerooma won the Group 3 Howard Ashton at the track earlier this year. She has only been unplaced once in her last 10 starts. Her chances will rest on the draw she gets if she gains a start as she has a better record from inside boxes.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.83 29.99 4.46 4.51

Medusa’s Me Mum Impresses In Maiden Victory

Cooranbong trainer Beau Hedley unleashed a talented youngster on the racing scene last Monday, with Medusa’s Me Mum most impressive in a heat of the Macro Meats Maiden Series.

Exiting from box five in heat one, the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Magic Medusa started as the $2.50 favourite and didn’t disappoint punters, clocking a best of the night time of 29.93. After getting a good start, the 25kg chaser took the lead around the first turn, streaking away at the finish to score by four and three quarter lengths.

The victory was not only pleasing for Hedley, but even more so for owner Linda Henderson, whose experienced some extremely difficult times in recent months and thoroughly deserved something to smile about.

“Linda is a great lady who has been through some tough times recently and I was so pleased for her after the race. Hopefully she can keep improving from her and we can have some fun,” said Hedley.

After clocking a sizzling time of 25.19 in a performance trial at Maitland two weeks ago, Hedley was confident of her chances heading into Monday night’s race.

“I told Linda if she gets left along for the first few strides she will be hard to beat. Her performance trial at Maitland was very good and I’m really happy she has drawn box eight on Saturday night. It should give her some room to move.”

Paua Explosion was also impressive in her heat for trainer Steve White; clocking 30.00 from box one in heat two. After missing the start from box one, the daughter of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt sat behind the early leader, taking over in the back straight and saluted by one and a half lengths.

Other heat winners included Karma Connie (30.12), Lagoon Kootchy (30.27), Talkin Fancy (30.34), Peejay Jack (30.60) and Devine Raider (30.76).

Box draw for $10,000 Macro Meats Maiden Final:

1. Talkin Fancy – Dennis Barnes
2. Devine Raider – Pat Parrelli
3. Peejay Jack – Amy Bennett
4. Fantastic Spiral – Jason Fletcher
5. Lagoon Kootchy – Raymond Webster
6. Paua Explosion – Steve White
7. Karma Connie – Peter Honnery
8. Medusa’s Me Mum – Beau Hedley

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