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2014 Group One National Distance Final Preview

The 2014 National’s have brought Australia’s best stayers to Cannington to compete against each other for the $75,000 prize.

Being the home state, WA has two chances of recording a win, with David Hobby’s Bingle Monelli and Paul Stuart’s Ash Flash in the final.

Ash Flash has dominated the staying ranks since she made the trip over from Victoria. The daughter of Velocette – Ashleigh Ella has had nine wins from 15 starts over the distance, and placed on four other occasions.

Her come from behind style leaves onlookers hearts in their mouths. She is almost always last out of the boxes, but manages to find her way through the field convincingly week in, week out.

For owner breeder Trevor Rhodes her racing style is all part of the excitement she brings to the track.

“It’s all in the decisions she makes.” Trevor Rhodes explained.

“She has lead a couple of races from box one early on but her racing style is set now. It’s really exciting!”

Ash Flash’s come from behind style was something Rhodes was hoping would be corrected or improved with a move from Victoria to the West.

“It was to give her some confidence, she was up against some really good dogs over here (Victoria) and I spoke to Darren McDonald and he thought she was the kind of dog that needed confidence because she was just hanging back. We thought she would get over hanging back when she was confident.”

“She is more confident now, but she still hangs back. I thought she might learn to lead.”

As a pup, Ash Flash would run with anything and everything she could. After she exhausted her brother Hillbilly Flash, she would be looking for something else to run with.

“I thought she would have to be a stayer.”

Strength and plenty of luck in running is what she will need to have if she is to rein victory in the 2014 National Distance Final. The field is full of talent, especially from Victorian’s Xylia Allen and Sweet It Is.

“She will have her hands full on Saturday night and I don’t think the box matters to be honest. Obviously Xylia Allen is the best dog we have seen and Sweet It Is is a fantastic dog that comes from behind, which is just as exciting.”

“She has a full field, and she is likely to be behind them. It’s a difficult task but I don’t think it’s beyond her. If everything is to go right for her, things would have to go wrong for other dogs in the race.”

Rhodes has made the trip over to see his special little bitch run in the biggest race of her career.

“The venue is terrific, the people are terrific and the crowds are terrific. It’s a good family track.” Rhodes says of Cannington.

The National Distance Championship is set to jump at 8.52pm Perth time from Cannington’s 715 metre boxes. A WA win would make the event all the more special for the home crowd.

The prices listed are the current Centrebet fixed odds. Centrebet are offering readers a $200 free bet that can be used on the big race.

Box 1
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
Painted Dotty (TAS)
Trainer
Michael Stringer
Owner
Michael Stringer
Prizemoney
$34,405.00
Last 10 Starts
1111133213
37 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo - Painted
Shaza
Start Well Running Rails Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $929.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 13 8 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 4 0
Comments: Michael Stringer (Trainer) – “She is well drawn in the red. She loves to rail hard and has a good record from the red box. She has done well to get in the race and I just hope she measures up against the two Victorian stayers. Xyla Allen is an out and out champ and Sweet It Is is a very strong stayer. Pained Dotty in new to staying ranks but she has acquitted herself winning three out of four in NSW.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 2
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Wag Tail (QLD)
Trainer
Christina Harman
Owner
A Team
Prizemoney
$93,540.00
Last 10 Starts
1251134111
42 Months Black Bitch by Velocette - Bacardi
Cruiser
Start Well Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,948.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 18 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 2 1
Comments: Christine Harman (Trainer) – “With her inside box I like her chances. Xylia Allen looks to be able to win at all tracks so she will be hard to beat. Wag Tail trialled really well at Cannington on Saturday night, so hopefully she stands up to her trial. Normally she doesn’t travel very well, but this time she seems to have.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 3
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
Ash Flash (WA)
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Trevor Rhodes
Prizemoney
$87,615.00
Last 10 Starts
2112112573
34 Months White Bitch by Velocette - Ashleigh
Ella
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,190.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 17 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 9 3 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 0
Comments: Trevor Rhodes (Owner/Breeder) – “She is a chance, I wouldn’t say she is a big chance but if everything goes right we are in the race.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.75 42.14 15.49 16.18
Box 4
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
Bingle Monelli (WA)
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
M Quinsee & M Quinsee
Prizemoney
$68,185.00
Last 10 Starts
1223212111
35 Months Black Bitch by Collision - Joanne
Monelli
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,894.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 16 11 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 92%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 4 4 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 3 1
Comments: ARG comment – Last week she was more then impressive taking out the WA National Distance, holding off Ash Flash. This week her competitors are of a higher standard and may find it hard to keep up with the likes of Xylia Allen. Saying that if she jumps like she has been and finds herself in the lead there could be enough trouble behind her to sneak a victory.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.04 42.11 15.42 15.58
Box 5
Race Odds
$31.00
Heat Replay
Token McLaren (SA)
Trainer
Donald Foster
Owner
H Foster &
D Foster
Prizemoney
$68,185.00
Last 10 Starts
1121412111
42 Months Blue Dog by Token
Prince
- Stevie
McLaren
Start Well Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,071.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 23 9 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 80%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 1
Comments: ARG opinion is - Token McLaren has been in great form in South Australia, but this is a much tougher ask with the likes of Sweet It Is and Xylia Allen.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 6
Race Odds
$2.60
Heat Replay
Xylia Allen (VIC)
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$701,375.00
Last 10 Starts
1141111111
44 Months Black Bitch by Turanza
Bale
- Tayah
Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $9,478.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
74 37 10 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 7 2 1
Comments: Max Julien (Caretaker) – “Her record proves that she is going to be very competitive, even flying over at such a late date. She is Australia’s best.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 7
Race Odds
$2.75
Heat Replay
Sweet It Is (VIC)
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Boblex syndicate
Prizemoney
$327,910.00
Last 10 Starts
2112212126
33 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo - Off
Springer
Start Average Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $9,644.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 10 5 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Comments: Darren McDonald (Trainer) – “She is a very good bitch and has a reasonable box. It’s a hard race with some very competitive greyhounds including Xylia Allen.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.99 42.30 15.95 -
Box 8
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Queen Marina (NSW)
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$29,800.00
Last 10 Starts
1263624336
36 Months Black Bitch by Lochinvar
Marlow
- Fascinate
Marina
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $634.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
47 7 8 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 51%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 2
Comments: Noelene Holloway (Trainer) – Hopefully she gets away early, she will need to be up there early to win the race. There is no reason why she wont love Cannington but she will have to improve on her trial which I have no doubt she will.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
1st Res
Race Odds
$20.00
Heart Replay
Reverberate (WA)
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
T Whittington &
G Sprod
Prizemoney
$145,450.00
Last 10 Starts
3131311216
44Months Black Bitch by Premier
Fantasy
- Surpassing
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,795.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
81 24 22 16
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 11 9 9
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
Comments: She was unlucky to miss out on second place last week to get her a start in the final. She is in with a chance if she gets a run.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.71 42.18 15.62 15.78
2nd Res
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
Wing It Appeal (WA)
Trainer
James Jeffereies
Owner
J Jefferies & T Ierace
Prizemoney
$28,955.00
Last 10 Starts
4331248313
36 Months White&
black
Bitch by Head
Bound
- Twinkle
Appeal
Start Well Running Wide Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $877.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 7 4 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 2 4
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
Comments: She looks to be out of her depth if she gets a start in the final.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.19 42.31 15.71 15.72

2014 Group One National Sprint Final Preview

Cannington gets to celebrate 50 years of the National’s on Saturday night with eight of Australia’s best sprinters showcasing their speed from the 530 metre boxes in hope of becoming the 2014 Group One National Sprint Champion.

WA trainer Linda Britton is the only trainer in the National’s series to qualify two greyhounds into the final field. Zelemar Fever and Star Recall made it through after running first and second in the deciding final last week.

Star Recall holds the least experience of the two jumping from box six. With only 30 career starts and 16 wins to her name she has more then made her mark on WA greyhound racing.

The Daughter of High Earner – No Recall is one of seven talented bitches that come from the litter of 10.

This isn’t her first group campaign, at the start of the year she made the trip to Victoria in the hope of an Australian Cup victory with litter sister High Recall. Although unsuccessful, the 26 kilo bitch returned to her home track Cannington in fine form producing a 30.37 victory and has been hard to beat since. Two months ago she recorded a flying personal best of 30.18 and has been an integral to the success of the Britton kennel.

Star Recall’s racing style sees her jump to the front of the field on most occasions with an average first sectional of 5.73, her best being 5.59. Its hard to fault her performance in recent weeks, she hasn’t been unplaced in 13 starts, eight of those being wins. Star Recall always has a cheer squad on track courtesy of her owner Kevin Dover and his family.

Saturday night is a tough ask for the WA star, but racing on her home track will give her the confidence she needs for a Group One win.

“Star Recall is a more experienced race dog compared to Australian Cup time so that should work in her favour. She is also much better suited on her home turf.” Trainer Linda Britton explained.

“It’s hard to separate Star Recall and Zelemar Fever in the race. They both know the track very well but Zelemar Fever is three to four lengths quicker then Star Recall.”

On paper Zelemar Fever had been in a minor slump in form of late with her first win in a over a month coming last week. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz – Noaki Pace found her early speed again, charging home to win by two lengths over Star Recall in a time of 30.40.

“I’m pleased she is coming along, she has hit form again.” Britton explained.

Zelemar Fever isn’t a newcomer in group races, with her Group One Temlee victory at The Meadows the highlight of her and trainer Linda Britton’s careers.

Zelemar Fever will jump from box four on Saturday night, a let down compared to the red box she won from last week.

“It’s no secret that she loves box one and she hasn’t drawn as well this week, but if she begins I give her every chance.”

Owners Gary and Craig Weston will be hoping Zelemar Fever struts her stuff all the way to the boxes and back to the winners dais on Saturday night to add another group title to her name.

At 9.37pm Perth time, the boxes will open and in a matter of seconds the Group One National Sprint Champion will be named, taking home not only the title but $75,000.00 in prizemoney.

The prices listed are the current Centrebet fixed odds. Centrebet are offering readers a $200 free bet and frequent greyhound promotions.

Box 1
Race Odds
$23.00
Heat Replay
Dominator Girl (TAS)
Trainer
Paul Hili
Owner
Launnie Boy’s
Prizemoney
$17,280.00
Last 10 Starts
2322373382
39 Months Black Bitch by High
Earner
- Bit
Sweet
Start Good Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $595.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 9 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 0
Comments: ARG comment: She has done well to get here in the absence of Buckle Up Wes. May find this a hard task even though she has a great record from box one.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.40
Heat Replay
Chica Destacada (NSW)
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee
syndicate
Prizemoney
$56,615.00
Last 10 Starts
1136526115
27 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic
Rumble
- Eluthra
Start Well Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $2,264.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 10 4 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: Doreen Drynan (Trainer):Box two is a good box to have but it all depends on the start and if there is any trouble. I think Tony Brett’s dog Flash Reality and Linda Britton’s Zelemar Fever will be hard to beat. She (Chica Destacada) has had three starts around Cannington, two race starts and a trial so I didn’t feel the need to trial her again.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.68 30.87 5.74 5.85
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.75
Heat Replay
Flash Reality (QLD)
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Marlene Ellis
Prizemoney
$158,460.00
Last 10 Starts
1111131111
32 Months Black Dog by Premier
Fantasy
- Orara
Flash
Start Well Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $9,321.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 11 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
65% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: Tony Brett (Trainer): Box three is all right; he just needs to do what he has been doing the last couple of weeks and the big track suits him to the ground. It’s a hard call to pick a winner, I think the winner will come from the inside; the two (Chica Destacada) has been here before. Also the WA chasers having a hometown advantage is a big thing.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 4
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
Zelemar Fever (WA)
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
G Weston &
C Weston
Prizemoney
$233,750.00
Last 10 Starts
1343311122
42 Months Black Bitch by Bombastic
Shiraz
- Noaki
Pace
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,292.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
71 29 10 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 17 4 5
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 1 5

Comments Linda Britton (Trainer): “
She isn’t drawn as well as last week but if she begins i put her in with a good chance.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.90 30.40 5.60 5.71
Box 5
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
CrackerJack Dak (VIC)
Trainer
Andrea Daily
Owner
Jordean
Prizemoney
$52,975
Last 10 Starts
1281822111
32 Months Black Dog by Mogambo - Lil’s
Memory
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,394.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 16 10 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
Comments: Jordan Cooper (Owner) : “If he doesn’t lead he can’t win. It’s a tough field and we will need everything to go right.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 6
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
Star Recall (WA)
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
Kevin Dover
Prizemoney
$97,430.00
Last 10 Starts
2131411111
28 Months Black Bitch by High
Earner
- No
Recall
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,214.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 16 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
53% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 8 6 4
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1 1
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) - “If she begins, I think she is in with a good show. She is much better suited on her own turf.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.18 30.54 5.59 5.72
Box 7
Race Odds
$18.00
Heat Replay
Bessy Boo (NSW)
Trainer
Christine Proctor
Owner
Ashley Wilson
Prizemoney
$127,715
Last 10 Starts
3431341125
43 Months Black Dog by Bekim
Bale
- My
Black
Bess
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,115.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
41 13 8 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 1
Comments: Christine Proctor (Trainer): “The box isn’t that great, either one two or three would have been best but that’s the run of it. Chica Destacada is fast when she gets on the bunny and Tony Brett’s Flash Reality is a good chance but every dog is a chance in the race. He is well suited to the track, the longer distance will suit him because his last sectional is strong and he will motor home. He can also come from behind so he doesn’t need to be in front.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -
Box 8
Race Odds
 $41.00
Heat Replay
Wild Soul (SA)
Trainer
Kim Johnstone
Owner
Velocity Lodge
Prizemoney
$47,545.00
Last 10 Starts
1311112113
33 Months Black Dog by Mogambo - Velocity
Thunder
Start Average Running Middle Finish Okay
Prizemoney Rating $990.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 20 10 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 0
Comments: Kim Johnstone (Trainer):He is going to need a lot of luck; he isn’t the best beginner so he isn’t going to be able cross any of the dogs early on. I think Zelemar Fever will be hard to beat because its her home track as well as Tony Brett’s Flash Reality because it’s been racing enormously.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
- - - -

Kim Johnstone And Wild Soul Flying The Flag For SA

South Australia is set to cheer on Kim Johnstone and Wild Soul (kennel name Raymond) in the National Sprint Final at Cannington tomorrow night, with Kim and Raymond touching down in Perth today on their quest for glory.

“I was really wanting to draw inside with him. It will be really tough from the draw and we will need a heap of luck. If we got an inside draw he was a genuine sneaky place chance, but it’s going to be tough from the pink”, Kim explained.

“You have to be in it to win it though and I’m super excited to be here and be a part of the event.”

Nobody could begrudge Raymond his spot in the field after winning 11 and placing in four of his past 15 starts at Angle Park, but one is left to wonder what might have been if Johnstone’s current kennel star Ernie Bung Arrow was fit and firing.

“Ernie was nominated for the National’s, but I was supposed to trial him leading into the heats and he was a little sore so we scratched him. He had torn a monkey four weeks before that which put us behind.”

“We then had him entered at Gawler and he drew the red, but had a bit of a cough so we pulled him out there. His wrist is going good and he is over the cough. I’m hoping to trial him Tuesday and race the following week.”

“He will head back to Ken’s after that when Ken’s disqualification is finished.”

Wild Soul isn’t the only Croweater on the path to potential riches tomorrow night, with Token McLaren the SA representative in the Distance Final. Although a 40/1 outsider and coming up against Victorian stars Xylia Allen and Sweet It Is, Johnstone isn’t writing off the chances of Token McLaren.

“Token McLaren is a very fast dog that will keep on coming. He’s done a fantastic job to be here after the injuries that he has suffered.”

When asked what the future held for Raymond, the response was very simple.

“We’ll just head back to Adelaide and race around in the 600 metre events back home.”

With the likes of Ernie and Raymond in Kim’s kennel of 20, it’s little wonder she is keen to get home after the National’s.

“Velocity daff is going well without winning and I’ve got a lot of young ones and new ones at the moment, so it’s a really busy time the next few weeks. I’ve also got a favourite at home that I haven’t raced yet called Classify. He’s a lovely dog to have around the place.”

Background To The National Sprint Championship

Cannington plays host to National Sprint Championship final in 2014 for only the fifth time in the history of the event. It first staged the race in 1979, when NSW champion Acclaim Star scored a brilliant win. Acclaim Star became Australia’s highest prize money winner during his career. Then, in 1989, local superstar Sandi’s Me Mum annexed the first of two consecutive Sprint Championships. She too went on to become Australia’s highest prize money winner. In 1998, the great Rapid Journey came from box six and almost last place at the first turn to score. He finished his career as Australia’s highest prize money earner, and the first to pass half a million dollars.

That Cannington/prize money nexus was broken in 2004 when NSW sprinter In For Life was victorious. The last time the race was run in Cannington, the late all-distance champion Dashing Corsair from Queensland was successful.

If the past is anything to go by, then a genuine topliner is needed to take out the race when it is run at Cannington.

Inaugural Running

The first National Sprint Championship was run on 11 September 1965 over 500 yards (457 metres) at Harold Park. The race was taken out by NSW sprinter Best Sun (box seven), trained by Eddie Batiste. Indeed the first four across the line were all from NSW, with second place going to Satyr Rocket, two lengths behind Best Sun, with Chariot Charm a length away third and Black Tass fourth. Queenslander He’s Lightning was fifth ahead of the Victorian Billy Vee.

Eddie Batiste, who earned £2,000 for the win, had earlier made headlines as being the man who discovered the lifeless bodies of Dr Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler in 1963, in a case that baffled the nation.

Tracks & Distances

Eleven tracks across six states have held the final. Between 1965 and 1976 the race alternated between New South Wales and Victoria. Since 1977 it has moved around the country.

Harold Park 1965, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1984 (457 metres)

Olympic Park 1966, 1970, 1974, 1981, 1992 (511 metres)

Wentworth Park 1967, 1971, 1975 (530 metres), 1991, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2008 (520 metres),

Sandown Park 1968, 1972 (507 metres), 1976, 1985 (513 metres), 1990, 1995 (511 metres), 2007 (515 metres),

Gabba 1977, 1982, 1988 (558 metres)

Angle Park 1978, 1986, 1993 (512 metres), 1997, 2003, 2010 (515 metres)

Cannington 1979, 1989, 1998, 2004, 2009 (530 metres),

Albion Park 1996, 2002, 2011 (520 metres),

Launceston 2000 (522 metres), 2006 (515 metres)

Hobart 1987 (457 metres), 2012 (461 metres)

The Meadows 2001 (518 metres), 2013 (525 metres)

When Is The Race Run

Until 2006 and again in 2009 it was run in either September or October. In 2007, 2008, and since 2010 it has been held in August.

Biggest Winning Margins

Gallant Ruler (NSW) won by 12 lengths in 1994, Red Zero (NSW) by eight lengths in 1969, Knocka Norris (Q) by seven and a half lengths in 2008, and Temlee (V) by six lengths in 1974.

Closest Winning Margins

Coorparoo Flyer (Q) 1975, Bit Chili (NSW) 2007, and Smooth Fancy (NSW) 2010 all prevailed by a head, while King Miller (NSW) 1971, Prince Of Tigers (WA) 1997, Rapid Journey (NSW) 1998, In For Life (NSW) 2004 and Dashing Corsair (Q) 2009 all scored by just a neck.

Most Successful Trainers

Petar Jovanovic leads with three winners (Scenic Spa 1985, Stetson 1986 and Shayne’s Champ 1996, although Maryanne Jovanovic is also credited in Scenic Spa’s success) ahead of Gerry O’Keefe with Sandi’s Me Mum (1989 and 1990), Graeme Bate with Henerik Bale (2001) and Xylia Allen (2013) and Reg Kay with Elite State (2003) and Knocka Norris (2008). Paul Cauchi trained Coorparoo Flyer to win in 1975 and although his charge Clover Duke won in 1976, it was technically trained by Charlie Gatt, as Cauchi was under suspension at the time.

Dual Winners

Only the West Australian great, Sandi’s Me Mum, in 1989 and 1990.

Reserve Winners

Metz Magic in 2011. The Queenslander replaced Tonneli Bale in a race which also saw the scratchings of Pedrosa (replaced by Maybe Elite) and Damek, who was unable to compete for Tasmania, and was replaced by Hellyeah Jacko.

Dual Finalists

Benjamin John (fourth in 1968 and 1969), Pied Rebel (second in 1969 and 1970), Coorparoo Flyer (Won 1975, third 1976), Odious (fourth 1975, second 1976), White Panther (third 1979, fourth 1980), Winifred Bale (seventh 1982, Won 1983), Defiant Lea (fourth 1983, eighth 1984), Apache Eye (unplaced 1987 & 1988), Sandi’s Me Mum (Won 1989 & 1990), Mister Britain (unplaced 1989 & 1990), Faithful Hawk (third 1998, seventh 1999), Mallee Rebel (eighth 2000, sixth 2001), Buckingham Chuck (second 2006, seventh 2007), Pedrosa (fourth 2010, scratched 2011), Glen Gallon (sixth 2011, second 2012)

Beaten Stars

Chariot Charm (third 1965), Munich Boy (third 1967), Busy’s Charm (second 1969), Tara Flash (sixth 1971), Shapely Escort (seventh 1971, injured), Woolley Wilson (eighth 1972), Half Your Luck (second 1973), Bristol Sue (second 1974), Ungwilla Lad (eighth 1975), Sole Force (second 1978), Tempix (seventh 1979), Glider’s Son (sixth 1981), Eaglehawk Star (second 1984), Shining Chariot (second 1986), Camden’s Ghost (third 1986), True Vintage (second 1987), See Yah (third 1988), Highly Blessed (third 1990), Hotshot (fourth 1998), Reggemite (fifth 1998), Top Shiraz (fourth 1999), Carlisle Jack (second 2001), Modern Assassin (third 2002), Sun Hero (third 2004), Scull Murphy (fourth 2007), Paw Licking (fourth 2013)

Notes

From its inception in 1965 and until 1973, a series of heats and quarter finals were usually held NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland, with the top point scorers coming to the host state for, usually, a pair of semi-finals. The eight top point scorers through these semi-finals would then go to make up the final field. In 1973, South Australia was added to the contenders, with Western Australia included in 1976.

Since 1977, each state has conducted its own series and sent the winner to contest the final in the host state. The Northern Territory was also included from 1982

In 1980, trainer Ken Howe had the favourite Fast Sapphire engaged in the final, and gave Ernie Rowe, the greyhounds’ former mentor, the honour of walking the greyhound to the 457 metre boxes at Harold Park. Fast Sapphire (box one) scored a brilliant win, and was immediately retired to stud.

In 1981, South Australian bitch Kate’s A Scandal set a new Australian record of 15 successive victories, eclipsing the 14 straight set by Harryed in 1950. In the same race were the NSW pair of Glider’s Son and Peter Glider. It was the first time a major national race had featured litter brothers bred, owned, and trained by the same person, namely John MacDonald.

In 1988, NSW star See Yah ran third to Queensland champion Dancing Gamble while wearing his dog collar. His trainer had forgotten to remove the collar when loading See Yah into the boxes.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 22nd 2014

With best bets, multiples and best roughies today, a $200 free bet at Centrebet and a $700 free bet at Sportingbet will give you extra dollars for your punting session. Let’s hope Brad can continue his run after a huge day yesterday!

 

Wentworth Park

Race No. 6Rapidvite 2-5 Wins Only. H5:17 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,330 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,300 2nd: $700 3rd: $330.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ODD SOX756130.59Ronald Bell
2LETHAL PRINCESS357530.44Craig Pettitt
3TRIBAL BEAT3633NBTShannon Kirby
4IRINKA WAP1X2230.71Raymond Smith
5JACK FINN712330.64David Taylor
6KURMOND GODDESS111631.46Christine Proctor
7XTREME KNOCKA262830.94Jason Fletcher
8EMPIRE RUBY1130.84James Simpson

I know he was costly last week off the red but Xtreme Knocka was desperately unlucky and I’m willing to give him another chance. Last week he showed a great turn of foot soon after box-rise and just as he was about to take the lead he copped a severe check which sent him back to last. He will need a few things to go his way early but he has a fair bit on these and he should get the job done. The clear danger is Odd Sox from the favourable red draw. He was a smart 29.80 winner at The Gardens from this draw last time and he should produce a similar performance tonight. Irinka Wap and Kurmond Goddess are both racing well and they must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xtreme Knocka

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

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

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

Best Roughie:

Race 5: Bit Bazzaar

Must Watch:

Race 2: Space Star, freak talent making 720m debut, keep your eye on the clock!!!!!

 

Geelong

Race No. 7P & R Food Services9:10 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER VOLT [5]1F72426.07(7)J Reid (Notting Hill)
2IMPACT BALE (NSW)[5]24161NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
4TEVEZ [5]8145325.84(4)J Condon (Tooradin)
5SANTA STORM (NSW)[5]1444326.07(8)K Lloyd (Anakie)
6SPRING SPANIARD (NSW)[5]4127526.27(5)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
7WHY NOT DONNA [5]85755FSHG Carter (Devon Meadows)
8DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]55451NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Impact Bale has won two of his past three starts in impressive fashion and he looks poised to get the cash again. Tonight he has a slow beginner drawn underneath and a couple of wide runners drawn on his outside, so if he can get away on terms tonight he should get more than enough room to drive through to the early lead. When given clear galloping room he is capable of reeling off sizzling sectionals and he will prove very hard to reel in. Cosmic Rush has been placed in three of his past four and in those placings he has shown tremendous early pace. He will go with the favourite for most of the trip but I don’t think he will be strong enough to hold on. Santa Storm could provide the value in the event, he is capable of pinging the lids and for some reason he seems to perform well at big odds.

PLEASE NOTE COSMIC RUSH IS SCRATCHED

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Impact Bale

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

Trifecta: 2,3,5/2,3,5,8/2,3,5,6,8 ($27 for 100%)

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 8: Ulla Allen

2014 Group Two Black Top Heats Preview

The Gardens will stage six outstanding heats of the Group Two Blacktop, with a juicy $40,000 awaiting next week’s final winner.

This race has an outstanding honour roll, with stars such as Snozz, Bye Bye Bucks and Cindeen Shelby amongst the former winners.

Pre-series favourite is Jason Mackay’s Zipping Willow, who will be looking for her ninth straight win on Friday and is out for redemption after finishing runner-up in this series last year.

Heat one will feature Kicking Rocks (4), who loves this track and posted a near-record 29.30 in his maiden victory back in April. The Ryan Tredway trained chaser is unbeaten at The Gardens and clocked a sizzling time of 29.46 earlier this month. Zipping Summah (5) had no luck in a heat of the NSW National Sprint Championship at Wentworth Park, but has posted flying times at this track including a personal best of 29.49. Trained by astute mentor Jason Mackay, the daughter of Goodesy and Sirocco Lass will only need some luck early on to feature heavily in this affair. Kool Mac (3) has won his past two starts, recording impressive times at the Gardens (29.73) and Wentworth Park (30.35) and has the ability to run a cheeky race.

Queensland chaser Rose Of Galo (7) trialled impressively at The Gardens on Saturday, clocking a flying time of 29.66 and should improve on that this week in heat two. The daughter of El Galo and Noir Rose will be looking for her 20th career win for trainer Albert Kennewell, who will be looking to return home to the Sunshine State with a Group Two title. Fire Elusive (3) has regained form for trainer Mark Moroney after a short stint in the Jason Mackay kennel. The son of El Grand Senor and Cathella Ice recorded impressive wins at Maitland (22.66) and Wentworth Park (30.04) at his past two outings and has the genuine early pace to be competitive. Hersi (1) has solid form at this track, with a speedy personal best of 29.68 recorded back in March and should use the box one advantage.

Zipping Willow (7) steps out in heat three and has the early pace to cross from out wide and post another sizzling time. The daughter of Goodesy and Sirocco Lass clocked a near record 29.33 in May last year and can emulate this with her current run of form. Rue De Kahn (2) returns to The Gardens for the first time since her Group One triumph back in February and is primed for a big performance from box two. Trainer Dean Swain will head into this race with plenty of confidence after a second placing in a FFA at Wentworth Park last Saturday. Dee Getta (4) has been a consistent performer of late and will be running home at the end. The Shane Hill trained greyhound has a flying 29.56 personal best at the track and must be respected.

Zipping Tarn (1) returns to the racetrack for the first time since June in heat four and clocked a blistering 29.37 back in May. The Jason Mackay trained daughter of Mantra Lad and Scarlett Girl has drawn perfectly in box one and is a huge threat in this affair. Golden Easter Egg finalist Magic Display (3) will make her debut at The Gardens for trainer Evelyn Harris. The daughter of Magic Sprite and Display Bonus has sizzling early pace and can lead from start to finish if she times the jump to perfection. Hector Kahn (2) gives Dean Swain another good chance of qualifying for the final, with the consistent chaser runner up at his past three outings. The son of Premier Fantasy and Another Request was successful in her only start at The Gardens, recording a speedy time of 29.53.

Queen Esther (2) is in red-hot form at present, with a flying 29.77 win at Wentworth Park two weeks ago. The daughter of Lochinvar Marlow and Fascinate Marina has recorded a brilliant early sectional of 4.93 and a sizzling overall time of 29.48 at this track, giving trainer Noelene Holloway a huge chance of securing a finals spot via the fifth heat. Push It (8) also has genuine early pace also clocked 29.77 at Wentworth Park at the start of the month for trainer Dean Swain, she is well draw out wide to get a clear run. Miner’s Moss (1) has come up with the red rug in this event and is making his debut at the Gardens for trainer Mathew Reid. The son of Magic Sprite and Bellbird Park recorded an impressive time at Albion Park last month, clocking 29.89 over the 520m journey.

In the final heat, exciting sprinter Lani Banarni (2) returns to the track for trainer Charlie Gatt, after recording three straight wins at her past few attempts, including a flying 29.72 at Wentworth Park. The daughter of Disintegrate and Hey Princess clocked a blistering time of 29.40 at this track back in January and is perfectly drawn near the rails. Evil Punk (4) also returns to The Gardens after some consistent form of late, including a 28.85 performance at Bulli over the 515m. The son of Collision and Punk Angel has a good record at this track and is one of the main dangers to take out this heat and the final. Edge (6) loves this track and has posted a personal best time of 29.51, however will need some luck from box six. Trained locally by Graeme Barnett, the son of Cosmic Rumble and Belle Tara has an outstanding Gardens record of six wins and two minor placings from just eleven starts.

Heat one will jump at 8.17pm, with the six winners and two fastest runner-ups, moving through to next week’s Group Two final.

Ipswich Puppy Auction Set For Sunday

In April this year talented sprinter Are Ate captured the 2014 Ipswich Puppy Auction final and pocketed a huge $40,000 for his connections. On Sunday another crop of hopefuls will go under the hammer at the Ipswich auctions.

There is 149 lots in the catalogue and the sale starts from 10am at the Ipswich Track (showgrounds). With the 2016 puppy final worth $40,000 again and a massive $10,000 breeders bonus attached to the winning finalist, interest is sure to be high. Bidding will begin at $800 per pup and there is sure to be plenty of value for astute breeders and buyers.

Some of the key litters represented at the auction are as follows:

Where’s Pedro x Tarlie’s Angel (Group One National Distance finalist)

Head Bound x Tina’s Show (dam of Maid For Ron, Peter’s Pick etc)

Magic Sprite x Maybe Elite (Group One National Sprint finalist & fast city-winning bitch)

Surf Lorian x Kaycee Diva (repeat mating to a litter that includes Ipswich GOTY Black Book Bob and track record holder Jetta’s Girl)

Fear Zafonic x Ultra Cool (2-state City winner, out of Albion Park Broodbitch of the Year, Ultra Swift)

Swift Fancy x Eye the Tiger (dam of Bendigo Track record breaker Shot to Bits)

Turanza Bale x Simmerly (Ipswich Auction finalist who won 15 from 38)

Radley Bale x Suite Tahlia (Tweed Galaxy finalist)

Magic Sprite x Befitting (dam won over $62,000 including Young Guns & Vince Curry Consolation winner)

Fabregas x Wheely Happy (dam a litter sister to the brilliant Leelicious, 29.35 Sandown; Oh So Smooth, Dapto Track Record 29.51; Fluidity 29.51 Sandown)

Pure Octane x Bare Essentials (City bitch who is out of Group placed Tears Of Jupiter)

Vee Man Vane x Amus (multiple city winner from 520-710m)

Magic Sprite is the most listed sire, with the star represented in seven different litters.

Plenty of other star sires will also be represented, with El Grand Senor, Bekim Bale and Lochinvar Marlow just some of the names listed. Also amongst the list are local champions Glen Gallon and the recently deceased and hugely popular Dashing Corsair.

With the enormous increases in prizemoney announced this week, there is no better time to get involved in Queensland greyhound racing. Get along to the Ipswich club on Sunday and see if you can find a bargain amongst the huge list of lots. With so many different sires in the catalogue, there is sure to be a pup that appeals.

Good luck to breeders, buyers and the Ipswich club on Sunday.

Albion Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 21st 2014

No better time than now to launch with a $200 free bet offer from Centrebet.

Best Bet: Time to plunge the Noodle with a $700 free bet at Sportingbet.
Race 3: Fast Noodle

Best Roughie:
Race 5: King Elliot

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,3,4 – Leg 2: 2,3 – Leg 3: 1,3,4 – Leg 4: 1,7 – $48 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Macro Meats Gourmet Game6:42 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PACIFIC HARBOUR3311NBTBrian Francis
2TEXAS TEE61830.33Keiron Butler
3STARTIN’ MONDAY116530.48Margaret Quarrell
4MACIE’S DINGO6441NBTDarryl Armfield
5BERRY IN LOVE844230.57Amy O’reilly
6DUTCH STRYKER1230.15Raymond Burman
7BRING BACK JOE14830.50Paul Robson
8BIG YELLOW TAXI248230.41Peter Roy

Tough race to kick off the night but it’s hard to look past the promising Dutch Stryker, he recently score a brilliant debut win here in 30.15 and on that occasion he posted a sizzling 5.58 first section. Pacific Harbour has recently posted two sizzling 331m wins here of late and if he can handle the rise in distance he should be a major factor. Texas Tee and Big Yellow Taxi are both winning chances and are worth ticket if they are over the odds.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dutch Stryker

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Tattsbet.com7:04 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KNIGHTS TEMPLAR4381NBTAmy O’reilly
2LATE SHOW ANGEL233530.46Darren Titmarsh
3LEO’S WISH415430.08Peter Young
4BRODIE’S MEMORY3X6230.46Margaret Quarrell
5TITAN ASH372130.33Raymond Burman
6TRANSKEI HERO21330.73Robert Giltinan
7EL CAPO130.49Patricia Comley
8NEVER ENDS6130.60Anne Southee

Leo’s Wish hasn’t had a lot of luck in her two runs from a spell and she should be primed to show her best now. Prior to going for a spell she posted a brilliant 30.08 win here and a similar effort here would see her win. Titan Ash continues to improve and she is armed with brilliant early speed, if she can cross to the lead she will prove hard to reel in.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

 

Race No. 3Good Luck Wag Tail7:22 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUPERT812530.35Bruce Linnan
2DREAM RIVER431230.39Troy Okamura
3BULL TITAN151330.26Raymond Burman
4SUPER VISION433430.27Peter Young
5BLUE DEN244630.39John Reimer
6CARDIAC KING727230.44Robert Eddie
7FAST NOODLE144130.42Barry Morris
8COSMIC BOSS185230.24Ron Ball

Fast Noodle is an exciting speedster and he looked super impressive when he overcame early difficulties to score here recently in 30.42. I would expect him to show a lot more early pace tonight and I think he can get down to the 30 flat mark. Cardiac King looks the likely leader and he was far from disgraced when placed here last time, whilst Cosmic Boss should get a nice cart across early from the pink

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Brandons Electrical Services7:41 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HIGH AND MIGHTY425530.16Tom Tzouvelis
2WILLY BE TOPPS218230.40Ned Snow
3RAILROAD ROCKET172630.11Barry Morris
4DARE TO TELL756430.02Anne Southee
5HAWKO’S MISTAKE817329.94John Edwards
6BIG DAC344330.24Colin Hamilton
7REGAL LAURYN653430.06Tony Brett
8HARA’S DERECK466530.27Kerry Myers

Regal Lauryn is a class act and after three runs from a lengthy spell she will be ready to show her best. The wide draw will suit and she should be able to settle much closer to the speed tonight. Dare To Tell should pounce on the early lead and if the favourite happens to find trouble she may just steal the prize.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Exacta: 4,7/3,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Good Luck Flash Reality8:05 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TEE BRADY342530.09Tom Tzouvelis
2MELODY SERENADE381330.05Lyndall Massey
3KING ELLIOT628230.21Reg Hazelgrove
4KIDATEE CROC514230.00Darren Russell
5SEVEN STRAIGHT773730.01Jeff Cumming
6DROP JAW265630.65Amy O’reilly
7SHILLELAGH LANE431430.25Raymond Knudsen
8ROSEALEA375830.57Trevor Salmoni

Kidatee Croc appears to be improving with every run and his effort here last time behind Grand Roman was massive. He has a wide running slow beginner drawn on his outer and he should get every chance to lead throughout. Tee Brady is a class act when on song and he is drawn to hold a prominent position early, whilst King Elliot has been racing in open class of late and he should appreciate racing at this level.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kidatee Croc

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

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

 

Race No. 6Garrard’s Horse And Hound8:25 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HANNAH MARRIE444530.21Roan Enright
2LE SIRENUSE252130.06Tom Tzouvelis
3WASHINGTON TRICK668230.06Janette Finneran
4ALL YOU CAN244330.18Peter Ruetschi
5INTENSIVE STORM161130.22Dean Turley
6FANCY STICHES835X30.00Reg Hazelgrove
7GET AROUND HIM6514NBTGrant Fennelly
8HARA’S SAMMY345323.16Kerry Myers

Le Sirenuse is armed with a sizzling turn of foot and with a clean getaway she should be able to roll to the early lead. She has a slick 30.06 PB here and she is probably capable of going a little quicker than that these days. Washington Trick has a heap of talent and he only needs an ounce of luck early to feature. All You Can could be the value, she has great early speed and she may steal the prize if the fancied runners make mistakes early.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Le Sirenuse

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

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

 

Race No. 7Big Dog Racing Supplements8:44 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KNAVE815235.07Marilyn Johnson
2GIGGLING PANTHER363635.51Robert Giltinan
3ABBEY CORSAIR111435.08Desmond Youngberg
4NOT HELD215335.07Shane Ellis
5BULK RIVETS656735.44Ron Goodwin
6SET HER AGAIN445634.68Bruce Linnan
7SPACE WAVE346135.24Tony Zammit
8OBAMMA LASS575535.72John Reimer

Not Held was a little disappointing here last week when he was run down but tonight he is dropping in class and he should be a little too brilliant for his rivals. Abby Corsair and Knave are both well drawn nearer the inside and they appear to be the only other winning chances.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Not Held

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

 

Race No. 8Golf Gurus Aspley9:08 PM
2/3 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $6,900 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,830 2nd: $1,380 3rd: $690.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FUSAICHI KAHN742529.88Glenda Dart
2WINGED ELITE711830.02John Hutchinson
3THUNDER ROCKS724430.14Stephen Arnold
4COIN OF PHRASE784129.80Colin Byers
5AURIGA LEGEND312229.94Geoff Draheim
6WHITE HORNET862130.03Raymond Burman
7PHANTOM JEWELS313329.95John Free
8YOU CAN TALK311429.94Peter Ruetschi

Fusaichi Kahn has finally come up with a good draw and he should be able to make every post a winner. He is normally blessed with slick early speed and he is a hard chaser to gun down on the bunny. Phantom Jewels has the biggest engine in the race and with a clear run she will make the red work hard for victory.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Fusaichi Kahn (very keen on this one)

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

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

 

Race No. 9Gem Hotel9:28 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ATTA BOY TED411430.18Renald Attard
2WALK WITH FAITH341130.15Tom Tzouvelis
3RUMBLE STREET713129.91Jeff Cumming
4YOU SAY SO4X2230.09Peter Ruetschi
6SENOR’S MISTRESS121230.12John Conlon
7LULU’S LAD114629.97Ron Ball
8GRAND ROMAN212129.92John Conlon

Grand Roman has returned to form with two brilliant wins here of late and in both wins he has showed explosive early speed. From the pink he should get a clear run early and he will prove very hard to reel in if he crosses. Senor’s Mistress has a top record here and she will appreciate the empty draw underneath. Lulu’s Lad is the query runner, he has a heap of talent but he can make a lot of mistakes early.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Grand Roman

Quinella: 8 to rove with 6,7 ($2 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6,8/6,8/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Qld Greyhound Adoption Program9:52 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STARBURST LES7323NBTMark Tapper
2PLACID PLANET813729.86Tony Brett
3CELTIC COLLEEN233130.32Robert Alchin
4THUNDER OF SPEED183830.34Marion Goodwin
5OUTA TEMPO125230.19Peter Ruetschi
6OKAY YETTA167529.92Reg Hazelgrove
7AZA BUZZ525330.17Alex Green
8PERCY PIERCE775730.96Raymond Knudsen

Outa Tempo is a brilliant beginner and I think he can salute at good odds tonight. Last week he was airborne early and he led until the shadows of the post, tonight’s event doesn’t have a lot of depth, so if he leads he should hold on. Placid Planet is a gun but he is poorly drawn, Okay Yetta has a sizzling 29.92 PB here and she should get a nice cart across early.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Outa Tempo

Quinella: 5 to rove with 2,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 21st 2014

Centrebet has a $200 free bet for our readers. They also run frequent greyhound based promotions that offer huge additional value for punters.

Best Bet: Sportingbet is offering a $700 free bet. Load up on Yiche.
Race 1: Yiche

Best Roughie:
Race 7: Gilbert Allen

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 7 – Leg 2: 3,4,5,7 – Leg 3: 1,4,5,6,8 – Leg 4: 3,5,7 – $60 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Windmill Hotel Mixed Stake Cta D…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

1FLYING BALE123429.97Lisa Rasmussen
2YICHE111230.06Angela Modra
3VALLADARES111129.75Lauren Harris
4PRINCESS TEE425729.87Oswald Chegia
5VELOCITY LYREM271430.14Kim Johnstone
6ALLEN ILLEM516629.81Tony Rasmussen
7LUKEY DEEZ5444NBTTroy Murray
8DYNA ERWIN261829.84Wendy Matcott

Yiche has been racing in dazzling form of late and she should be over the odds in this affair. She is a faultless beginner and therefore the likely leader but she is also getting a lot stronger with every run. Valadares is aiming for seven in a row and with a clear run early he should succeed, however he does bomb the start and he will need everything to go his way. Princess Tee races well here and if she can ping the lids she will be in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Yiche

Trifecta: 2,3,4/2,3,4,6/1,2,3,4,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 2Macro Meats Juvenile Series F Ct…7:35 PM
JUV event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPICY PEPPA111630.03Cameron Butcher
2DYNA MOTLEY342230.32Wendy Matcott
3TASER MCBAIN353830.32Todd Kelly
4ALDERLEY REFORMX11130.00Terrance Cahalan
6HASHTAG HARRY432530.37Todd Kelly
7YOUNG GUN MCBAIN551730.41Todd Kelly
8DEADLY CAPER614130.28Robert Isaacson

Alderley Reform has scored three brilliant wins here recently and with an empty draw on his outside he looks poised to make it four in a row. Dyna Motley is the run on dog and this race features a number of runners who will fall in a hole after 400m. Spicey Peppa is highly promising and she only needs luck early.

Top Four: 4 – 2 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 4/1,2,6/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 1,2,4/1,2,4/1,2,4,6,8 ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Morgans Cranes Stake Cta Divisio…7:55 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PYKE BALE471430.53Wendy Matcott
2DODGER I AM211129.80Cameron Butcher
3CHILLI IN WHITE343530.22Desmond Hockley
4DYNA VANITY414530.32Nadine Payne
5FOOTLUCE DIVA711429.81Kenneth Trowbridge
6TOP GUN MCBAIN131330.80Todd Kelly
7LONG GULLY MARK711130.13Paula Hearnden
8HOT WIFEY113330.17Alisha Sutherland

Footluce Diva scored a slick 29.81 win here three runs back and if she can step cleanly I believe she can go much quicker. She will need some luck early but she is still good enough to win from off the speed. Dodger I Am is an exciting talent but he is desperate for the outside, so he will need a heap of luck in running. Long Gully Mark rounds out the winning hopes.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 5,7/1,2,5,7/1,2,3,5,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Woodville Basketball Club Stake …8:14 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BEAUTIFUL GRACE211NBTBozidar Stamenkovic
2KARA ROTO411330.67Todd Kelly
10ROOFER RONNIE624630.40Kelvin Stott
4DYNA INCITE236731.00Wendy Matcott
5MISATO BALE266330.52Wendy Matcott
6ZELEMAR STEEL367230.99Paul Fagan
7IRISH KEEPSAKE712530.34Kirin Corby
8GRANDE TO EXCEL225730.01George Rehmann

Grande To Excel hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in his most recent races and from the pink he should get a clear run early and he will appreciate the massive drop in class. Irish Keepsake was a solid 30.34 winner here recently and if she can step cleanly she should be in the mix for a long way. Lake Burley is racing consistently and he has the ability to cause an upset.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Grande To Excel

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

Trifecta: 7,8/3,7,8/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($16 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Mcqueens Tavern Mixed Stake Cta …8:38 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VICTA SCOTT138535.10Ronald Schadow
2STOP SCRAMMIN’4514NBTPetar Jovanovic
4DOONA BALE844635.10Tony Rasmussen
7GENGHIS KAHN447134.85Kathleen Johnstone
8AS IT GOES632134.92Oswald Chegia

Genghis Kahn is racing like an absolute beast and from his favourable wide draw he should get the job done. He has won five of six over this journey and he has broken 35 seconds in all of those wins. Max Rocks could be the smokey, four starts ago he scored a smart 30.14 win here and his racing pattern suggests that this trip may suit.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Max Rocks to Place

 

Race No. 6Windmill Hotel Stake Cta Divisio…8:58 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA GRAY537535.23Lisa Rasmussen
2ANIMATE365135.25Lester Harris
3CORRINE CORRINA113335.32Kenneth Trowbridge
4STUZZICHINO541435.52Petar Jovanovic
5WHO DE PUNK365235.05Walter Harkins
6WIREGRASS743435.19Ben Rawlings
7HE’S A VILLIAN237735.70Lisa Rasmussen

Who De Punk appears to be returning to her best form and she doesn’t appear too badly drawn in the middle. She does her best racing over this trip and with a clear run initially she will make an impact. Stuzzichino was a strong 35.54 winner here two runs back and he does have the ability to lead in his races. He’s A Villain has the ability to cause an upset and he has been desperately unlucky in recent times.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Who De Punk

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

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

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Morgans Cranes Stake Cta Divisio…9:22 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YODA BALE415730.21Tony Rasmussen
2DUNSTALL837330.52Jeffrey Guy
3FANCY FICELLE688630.16Kathleen Johnstone
4KALDEN KOSTELLO214430.04Troy Murray
5VELOCITY DAFF253330.09Kim Johnstone
6VELOCITY BREEZE136730.03Kim Johnstone
7MADIBA MAGIC7637NBTPaul Fagan
8GILBERT ALLEN434530.00Lisa Rasmussen

Gilbert Allen has a favourable draw and he should be great value in this event. His form doesn’t read too well but he has been racing in much stronger company of late. Velocity Breeze can be hard to follow but she is capable of pinging the lids and if she does lead she will prove very hard to gun down. Yoda Bale is classy type when on song and he just needs a clean getaway to be a major factor.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Each Way bet on Gilbert Allen

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

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

 

Race No. 8Woodville Basketball Club Free F…9:41 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ENCOSTA KAHN563729.79Kathleen Johnstone
2CHARMED ASSASSIN141529.60Petar Jovanovic
3SET THE SCENE127229.66Laurence Cahalan
4BOGIE PRINCE813129.83Ben Rawlings
5NEBULA521229.78Lauren Harris
6FARMEROO125329.78Robyn Mackellar
7PREMIER EVENT235129.98Laurence Cahalan
8KALDEN GAMBINO114129.70Troy Murray

Set The Scene is a powerful chaser and I think this race will feature a lot of trouble up front. He is likely to get back and once he gets into open space he will unleash a barnstorming finish. He’ll need luck in running but he is gun. Premier Event was a smart 29.98 winner here last week and he should be able to hold out Kalden Gambino early.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Set The Scene

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

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

 

Race No. 9Orange Box Records Free For All …10:05 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEFIB DARYL123243.26Petar Jovanovic
2FUNKY CHICKEN2734NBTJeffrey Guy
4VICTA VICTORIA354443.84Ronald Schadow
5SHEZA TEN745543.56Petar Jovanovic
7ZARA MCLAREN234643.25Helen Foster
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD112143.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won eight of her 13 tries over this journey and she has been destroying her rivals of late. With the smaller field, her wide draw shouldn’t pose too many problems. Defib Daryl is drawn to find the early lead and he will set a cracking pace, he isn’t strong enough to hold off the favourite but he should hang on to the quinella spot.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

 

Race No. 10Wine Wise (sa Owned) Stake Cta D…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DANYO’S LUKE414829.92Colin Swain
2VICTA BROOKE232329.77Ronald Schadow
3WAVE JOCKEY487230.01Leanne Fagan
4LONZA’S CHARM622230.22Lester Harris
5BLACK BOTTLE318130.23Kathleen Johnstone
6SPOT GOES RACING646129.94Petar Jovanovic
7WESTMEATH276230.11Kirin Corby
8POP’S CASTLE421430.25Damien Smith

Victa Brooke has been placed in seven of her past eight starts and she should get her chance to return to the winners list. She has won a heap of races over this trip and this is the weakest race she has contested for a while. Danyo’s Luke has the gun draw and he should get plenty of cover in the early stages, whilst Wave Jockey and Lonza’s Charm won’t be far away.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Victa Brooke

Trifecta: 2/1,3,4/1,3,4,6,8 ($12 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLINGA DOT321430.13Yvonne King
2MONTGOMERY ROAD143530.46Nadine Payne
3STORM ALLEN653630.70Wendy Matcott
4SHAMUS’S ENTITY543330.40Ben Rawlings
5BUFFY THE SLAYER1130.62Petar Jovanovic
6DYNA WISTA474430.16Tony Rasmussen
9PUNISHER BALE465830.27Wendy Matcott
8QUERY BALE522630.72Wendy Matcott

Allinga Dot posted a top placing here late last month and from the red draw she should get every chance to lead throughout. Shamus’s Entity hasn’t had a lot of luck since coming from Victoria and he only needs a clear run early to feature. Timeless Diamond could be value for the place, he rarely wins but he will hit the line solidly.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allinga Dot

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

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

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

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview August 21st 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. It’s a quality night of racing at Sandown tonight and free bets make for good ammunition!

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,8 – Leg 2: 1,2,3,4 – Leg 3: 2,4,5,6,7 – Leg 4: 4,5 – $120 for 100%

Best Bet: Bet up at Sportingbet on Dyna Kayla with your $700 free bet.
Race 3: Dyna Kayla

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Hession Boots

 

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown7:07 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

1DYNA ALCHEMIST (NSW)[5]62511FSHS Collins (Lara)
2SKY FIGHTER (NSW)[5]6163229.74(1)I Dann (Whitelaw)
3PEDRO’S RUNAWAY (NSW)[5]61154NBTB Burns (Werribee)
4DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]4124729.74(4)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
5UPSET BOY [5]6372829.64(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
6DYNAMO’S GIFT [5]8613629.46(5)R Darby (Drysdale)
7LAMIA BALE (NSW)[5]16832NBTS Collins (Lara)
8GRAND FAITH [5]4182329.49(4)P Dapiran (Northwood)

Dyna Alchemist appears to have put it altogether now and he should notch up a hat trick of wins. After a string of luckless efforts, he showed a lot more track sense when scoring back to back Meadows wins and on both times he beat quality line ups. From the red tonight he should be able to punch through at the first bend and if he does hold the lead he should be running good time on the bunny.

Grand Faith has been racing in consistent style of late and four of his seven career victories have come from the pink draw. He has won here previously in a sizzling 29.49 and on that occasion he did go an impressive 5.07 to the first marker. Lamia Bale is another reliable beginner and she was far from disgraced when placed here last week. She is probably better suited to The Meadows but she is still good enough to feature in this type of event. Dynamo’s Gift is a super talent when on song and he could be the smokey in a race like this. From the six box he should start at double figure odds but he is right up to these talent wise.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 7 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Sky Racing7:25 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

1WHATTA JOKE [5]7415229.77(3)D Dean (Nyora)
2ENNIS BALE (NSW)[5]5121629.68(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
3LEKTRA BIANCA [5]3664429.91(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
4VELOCEMENTE [5]7114329.74(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5RECKLESS BROWN [5]43131NBTR Clark (Toolleen)
6SOFA SO GOOD [5]45213NBTI Vigor (Anakie)
7TRAIL BLAZING [5]33542NBTT Womann (Lara)
8SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]41121FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)

Samus Allen has won 11 of her 15 career starts and she is a star in the making. She is probably better suited to a rails draw but she is armed with a tremendous turn of foot and with a clean getaway she should have no trouble in crossing early. Last week at The Meadows she led from go to whoa and in the process of stopping the clock in a slick 29.99 she reeled off very smart sectionals.

Reckless Brown is always thereabouts in these types of races and he broke through for a well deserved metro win when scoring at The Meadows on Saturday night in 30.23. His racing pattern suggests that he will need to lead to win but as long as he settles in the top three he should make his presence felt. Trail Blazing has struggled here in the past but he has been racing in much stronger company of late. He is likely to settle mid pack but if the favourites happen to find a little bother up front he may just run over the top of them late. Velocemente is another run on type and he has raced well here in the past, he is going to need a lot of breaks in running but he may be worth an each way ticket if he starts at silly odds.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/4,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 5,8/4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Go The Big V! #nationals14 Ht17:44 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEWANA SIENNA [5]2527542.37(2)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
2GRIFTER BALE (NSW)[5]52111NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
3MYSTIC TWIST [5]43212FSTDM Cauchi (St Leonards)
4GALLOPING ROCKY [5]3577442.54(4)R Conway (Bunyip)
5ZIPPING MAKKA (NSW)[5]36454NBTJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
6DYNA KAYLA (NSW)[5]11142FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]51414FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
8BANJO BLITZ (NSW)[5]31551NBTK Virtue (Tooradin)

Dyna Kayla is stepping back up to the staying journey tonight and she looks well graded in this event. She had been racing well over the sprint trip and she then stepped up to the middle distance at The Meadows last week, on that occasion she settled just behind the leader and she appeared to find the line quite well when placed behind My Bro Fabio. She is a much better chaser on the bunny and she should be able to get a cheap lead tonight. She is likely to start short odds tonight but she does appear to be a moral.

Mystic Twist has been racing well over the 600m journey of late and she gives the indication that the extra distance won’t pose too many problems. Two starts ago she led from the outset and scored by a whopping 12 lengths at The Meadows in 34.63, I don’t think she can go with Dyna Kayla but she won’t be far away in the run home. Zipping Makka rarely wins these days but he is rarely far away, he is likely to settle mid pack and he should be hitting the line strongly.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Kayla

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Man’s Night – September 4 Ht28:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANTASIZZING [5]54346NBTN King (Pearcedale)
2RADAR BANDIT [5]23253FSTDP Scott-smith (Warragul)
3HESSION BOOTS [5]41113NBTR Clark (Toolleen)
4MIMICKING (NSW)[5]6225542.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
10MONKIRA [5]Res.36346FSHC Newman (Chiltern)
6EVER ALERT [5]64516FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7JUST DUCAL [5]44128FSTDJ Roberts (Devon Meadows)
8PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]13312FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)

Leprechaun Macey is returning from a lengthy spell but prior to heading to the paddock she posted a blistering 42.49 Meadows win. It is always a tough ask to win first up over this journey but she is in very good hands and she should be primed for a bold first up showing.

Penance Allen has been racing in super fashion over the middle distance of late and her racing pattern suggests that she shouldn’t have too much trouble with the step up in distance. Her effort when placed here last week behind Mepunga Hayley was great because she got snagged back early but she really powered to the line as they turned for home. Ever Alert is another making his staying debut and he also indicates that he should be able to handle the extra distance. Two starts ago he hit the line hard when scoring at The Meadows in 34.72 and on that occasion he downed quite a strong field. Hession Boots has won three of his past four starts and he might be good value in this type of event.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au8:28 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SKINNY VINNIE [5]1277729.57(2)R Britton (Lara)
2FEIKUAI MOLLY [4]4175829.64(4)P Tabone (Nambrok)
3ROY GALO [5]3645229.29(7)S Ralph (Tooradin)
4COSMIC WISE (WA)[5]4712829.60(4)J Britton (Anakie)
5BRENT BALE (NSW)[5]7262829.66(6)M Delbridge (Balliang)
6GRUBBY [4]4162329.77(6)K Leek (Devon Meadows)
7GALAHAD [5]234F630.09(1)T Womann (Lara)
8PRUE BALE (NSW)[5]8851729.42(4)A Dailly (Anakie)

Prue Bale showed a return to form at Geelong when scoring in 25.88 recently and from the pink draw tonight she should get every chance. This is probably one of the weakest races she has contested for quite a while and when given some space in the early stages she is capable of showing a tremendous turn of speed. Her record here isn’t flashy but in her only win here she did reel off a blistering 29.42.

Cosmic Wise can be very hard to follow at times but her effort behind Buckle Up Mason two starts back was super impressive. She does her best racing when she is on the bunny and with a lack of speed drawn around her she should get plenty of room in the first 50m. Galahad struggles to win at this venue but he is never far away. He hasn’t been racing with a lot of luck in recent times and if he can get across in the early stages he should be a major player at the line. Skinny Vinnie could be the blowout chance, his recent efforts have been far from desirable but from the red draw he should be able to regain some confidence. He should get plenty of room early and he does have a more than handy 29.57 PB over this trip.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Prue Bale

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

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Berwick Mazda8:52 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

1ESPECIALLY [4]2215629.53(6)R Clark (Toolleen)
2HEIDI GO SEEK [4]7773329.41(3)A Langton (Anakie)
3ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]3443129.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
4SOHO RHYTHM [4]6515229.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
5CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]1126329.66(8)K King (Langwarrin)
6WHAT FOR (NSW)[4]1444329.76(2)D Fisher (Lara)
7MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]8136429.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
8ASTRONOMIC (WA)[4]2111329.61(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)

Especially does her best racing from this draw and prior to her two recent luckless runs she was in career best form. Her two previous starts from this draw have resulted in wins with the latest being at Bendigo in a smart 28.17, the most impressive part of that performance was that she was able to hold off the exciting Shot To Bits, he has recently franked that form with a blistering 29.31 Sandown Park win. There isn’t a whole lot of speed drawn directly on her outside and she should get every chance to hold the early lead.

Astronomic is expected to start favourite but I think he is a big risk from the pink draw. From boxes six to eight he has had six starts and he is yet to taste victory. Heidi Go Seek appears to be the main danger, she loves racing over this trip and she is drawn to get a nice sit on Especially in the early stages. She clearly isn’t in peak form at present but she is still good enough to be a factor here. Allen Malik and Soho Rhythm are two chasers who have been racing well in recent times and they must be included in your quaddies. Both are drawn to get fairly clear passages early and if the inside two make any mistakes they should be thereabouts to capitalise.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Especially

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing And Sport9:11 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

1PUNCH IT [5]38843FSTDJ Collins (Lara)
2DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]46721FSTDS Collins (Lara)
3ROCKIN’ JOSIE [4]2245134.26(8)J Britton (Anakie)
4WHODAT KNOCKIN’ [5]8117533.99(4)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
5MAXIMUM LIL [5]15214NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6HE ISN’T REALLY [4]1711334.44(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
7BAZZA’S GIFT [5]43185NBTN Bell (Point Lonsdale)
8MISS SOCIETY [4]5217234.47(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)

Whodat Knockin’ has grown a leg since joining the powerful Thompson camp and with an ounce of luck in the first 50m he should make light work of this lot. Three starts ago he showed an amazing turn of speed when scoring at Shepparton in 25.24 and earlier this year he showed his versatility by setting the track alight with a 33.99 win here. So if he can show the same speed he showed at Shepparton then he should lead from go to whoa here.

He Isn’t Really has been racing in great style of late and he really powered to the line when scoring here in 34.44 two runs back. He can be a little hit or miss at box rise but he does like to use a bit of the track, so the wide draw shouldn’t pose too many problems. Dyna Geldof is stepping up in journey and he should settle in the first two early. There is some doubt about him running out the trip but his efforts here over 515m suggest that he should be able to handle the extra distance. Bazza’s Gift is well drawn out wide and he could be the one to cause a blowout.

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Quinella: 4 to rove with 2,6,7 ($3 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

1BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[2]1514229.26(5)J Hunt (Avalon)
2HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[3]3133229.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
3JEWEL BALE (NSW)[3]2432129.32(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
4MARCUS JOE [1]1172229.24(4)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
5ALLEN DEED (NSW)[2]8112129.31(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
6OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]3261229.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
7GIMME FUEL [3]5677129.46(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8TYRONIMO [2]5461529.51(8)W Vassallo (Devon Meadows)

Fantastic Line-up and I think it is going to be a great battle between Marcus Joe and the freakish Allen Deed. I’m going with the early speed of Marcus Joe, he was a tad disappointing in the state final at The Meadows recently but four runs back he did look ultra impressive when scoring here in 29.34. Apart from the red, there isn’t a whole lot of speed underneath him so he shouldn’t have too many problems finding the rail in the early stages.

Allen Deed is a freak talent and his 25.24 Geelong win four runs back was one of the best and biggest wins I have seen for quite a while. The only negative with him is that he can be a little slow to begin at times and he is going to need all the breaks as they head into the first turn. Jewel Bale rounds out the genuine winning chances for mine, she had been racing without any luck until she regained some confidence with a dazzling 30.16 Cranbourne win last week. She is likely to get back early on but she has won three of five over this journey and she has great track sense and has the ability to weave her way through the field.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Marcus Joe

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale Ht39:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BEKIM HATRICK [5]51522NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)
2DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]61317FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
3SONIC PETITE [5]6568842.74(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
4BAILEY ROSE (NSW)[5]35161NBTE Lieshout (Drouin West)
5ALCALA [5]11231NBTC Newman (Chiltern)
6LIARA ALLEN (NSW)[5]42233NBTS Collins (Lara)
7DEWANA BABE [5]51117FSHM Dewan (Carrum Downs)
8SIR GAZZA [5]54166NBTR Britton (Lara)

Bekim Hatrick is a very consistent chaser and he gets his chance to break through over this journey. In recent times her has been racing in strong company and he hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in running. Tonight he has the luxury of a wide runner drawn on his outside and that should allow him to get a relatively trouble free run into the first bend. He is normally very strong in the run to the line and it’s hard to see him getting rolled if he can settle in the top three.

Dewana Babe is a real up and comer and she recently scored a sizzling 37.27 Sale win. She appears well drawn out wide tonight and her racing pattern suggests that she shouldn’t have too trouble in covering the extra ground. Liara Allen has been handily placed in her past four runs and she is likely to settle in the first three early. She has struggled in the run home in her two previous tries here, however those efforts where in much stronger company and she should have derived a lot of benefit from those runs.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bekim Hatrick

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

Trifecta: 1,6,7/1,6,7/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 10Tab Rewards Ht410:12 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AREJAY SMOKEY [5]37351NBTB Iredale (Pearcedale)
2ECHELONIC ACTION [5]15346NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
3ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]63165NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4BUCKLE UP AXEL (TAS)[5]64284FSTDS Mills (Tooradin)
5NUREYEV (NSW)[5]3511442.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
6LADY TOY [5]12343NBTN Gost (Little River)
7DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[5]14214NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
8DARBAIN DASHER [5]66662NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Dyna Perseus is a super talent and I know he can be costly at times but he really does have panels on this lot. Two starts ago he scorched the sand when scoring at Horsham in 32.41 and if he can ping the lids here he will really test the clock. It is a fairly steady line-up so you will be asked to take short odds but he really does look to be a moral.

Lady Toy has been placed in two of her three tries over this journey and she should be running home into a place again. Her box manners and lack of early pace always make it hard for her but if the favourite makes a mistake and there is some shuffling up front she may just run over the top of them late. Echelonic Action turned in a monster effort when placed behind Xylia Allen here three runs back and if he can get away cleanly he should be in the mix for a long way. I still have my doubts that he can run a strong 700m but if he gets the fly early he may pinch the prize.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Perseus

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

Trifecta: 7/2,5,6/2,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/2,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 7/6

Quinella: 6,7

 

Race No. 11Www.sandowngreyhounds.com.au10:32 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

1LONESOME JETT (QLD)[5]11634NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
2DYNA KEITARO (NSW)[5]1181329.73(1)T Womann (Lara)
3FABIO (QLD)[5]5515129.74(3)K Greenough (Pearcedale)
4FAITH IN BEAR [5]25266FSHA Chapple (Exford)
5ZIPPING FELIX (NSW)[5]38721NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
6GORHAM BALE (NSW)[5]2213329.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
7PROVINCIAL BEAR [5]61431FSHJ Barbara (Exford)
8VOIGHT [5]24311FSHG Walker (Clayton)

Gorham bale is a highly promising speedster and he was very stiff when placed here last week from the red. Surprisingly he is probably better drawn out in the seven and if he can get away on terms he should have enough natural speed to cross to the lead. His win here three runs back was ultra impressive when recording a blistering 29.42 and a repeat of that effort would see him put a space in this lot.

Lonesome Jett has been a little disappointing in her two metro efforts after scoring four explosive provincial wins to kick start her career. She has been a tad slow to begin in her two tries here but from the red she should be able to poke through and hold the early lead, she has proven in her brief career that she is very fast on the bunny and that might be all she needs to regain some confidence. Fabio was an impressive all the way winner here two weeks ago in 29.74 and he showed smart early speed in that effort. I thought he had the ability to go a bit quicker than that and being in the strong Greenough kennel I would expect that he would have derived a lot of benefit from that run.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gorham Bale

Trifecta: 1,6/1,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Sonic Pirate was very impressive when placed here behind Eliza Blanche here two runs back and he is drawn to go one better tonight. On that occasion he showed blistering early speed and it took the exciting Eliza Blanche an eternity to reel him in. If he can show similar early speed tonight he should be able to hold the early lead and he is likely to prove too strong for his rivals.

Jubilea Bale regained some confidence and returned to form with a commanding 30.45 Cranbourne win last week. She normally shows good early speed in her races and she has won here previously in a classy 29.57. Dyna Fancy is never far away in these types of races and he early speed means that she is always a chance. I don’t think she is good enough to win this event but she must be included in all your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sonic Pirate

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 1/2,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 1,2,7/1,2,7/1,2,3,4,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

Colt Rocket Flying For The Bears Of Hope Foundation

Wilberforce trainer Amy Bennett’s outpour of emotion after her charge Colt Rocket won a heat of the Group Three Dapto Maiden last Thursday night brought tears to many eyes, including the mother of his namesake, Angela Lovering.

Bennett developed a friendship with Lovering whilst visiting her mother, who works as a nurse. Unfortunately last year Lovering lost her beautiful baby boy Colton, with Bennett declaring that she would name a dog in honour of his memory.

“Amy made the sweetest gesture by saying she would name a dog after Colton. We got the second part of his race name from the little rockets that were on his socks the day he passed away”, said Lovering.

Colt Rocket was bred, reared and is now trained by Bennett, an offspring of her successful producer Sky Fly High and by proven sire Cosmic Rumble. Colt Rocket made his racing debut at The Gardens in a heat of the Group Three Laurie Healion Memorial Maiden, finishing in fifth position.

“Once he missed the start I knew he would have a hard time. He ran on well, but I knew he would definitely be better for the experience and would improve at his next start”, said Bennett.

After an impressive trial at Dapto, Bennett was somewhat confident heading into his heat of the Group Three Maiden Series last week. Colt Rocket didn’t disappoint, exiting well from box two and rounding up the early leader in impressive fashion.

“Once he got to second I got really excited because I know he’s strong. It was beautiful to watch and straight after the race I spoke to Angela and everyone was screaming with excitement.”

Due to work commitments, the Lovering family were forced to watch the race on television, but that didn’t stop the celebrations that followed immediately after.

“We were all screaming and jumping up and down in front of the television, it was amazing. We are so happy for Amy and just really excited to see what he can do next. I was over the moon when he came fifth, but to win at his next start was amazing”, said Lovering.

Despite coming up with box six in his semi-final this week, Bennett is hopeful her chaser can improve his start and overall time.

“He’s a strong dog and I think he will run a bit of distance in the future. He’s still very young and once he matures, I think his going to be a handy dog.”

“It was devastating what Angela and her family went through, but they absolutely love this dog and I cried after winning on Thursday, it means so much to them”, Bennett added.

Bennett vowed before Colt Rocket’s first start to donate a percentage of the prizemoney to the Bears Of Hope foundation, who assist families with the loss of a child through an enormous support network.

“The Bears Of Hope foundation gives out packs to everyone who has lost a child, to help them find strength to overcome the pain. I’m glad to see Colton’s memory has been honoured in such a special way”, said Lovering.

In another beautiful touch to this story, Lovering is pregnant and due in November, giving hope to all families that fairytales really do come true.

Another fantastic part of this story is that the Lovering’s will be adopting Bruno (Colt Rocket) after his racing career has finished.

Anyone who can assist with donations to the incredible work performed by the Bears Of Hope Foundation can visit their website at www.bearsofhope.org.au.

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Consider 2,100 Years Of Experience

It’s noteworthy, and very topical, that today’s headlines are dominated by the world’s two biggest religions, Christianity and Islam, which both got their start from words that came down from on high – with the help of Moses and the angel Gabriel respectively. Hence the preparation and wide publication of the Bible and the Koran.

The trouble is that no-one is sure exactly what they mean to say. Different interpretations are argued, different branches have developed, and battles are ruinous and ongoing. Over time, the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Reformation and the Jihads have confused the public mightily, and done considerable damage to millions of people. More recently, even Sir Humphrey Appleby, talking about the appointment of a bishop, advised Jim Hacker that a solid belief in God was an optional extra. Such is the world we live in.

But is greyhound racing any different?

The word arrived from state governments about 60 years ago that this was the way to run things. Privateers were cast out of the temple and honest amateurs picked to control operations. And it has been so ever since, virtually according to the same book.

Over the past couple of years, the word came down from administrators in NSW, with some help from WA, that Ozchase would provide all things good and wonderful. In reality, that meant that it would be cheaper for everyone to keep their books, and so you should join in.

Of course, the principles are marvellous – greater efficiency, easy references, more consistency, fewer errors in transmission and less need to go to the money lenders. Consequently, bean counters in Tasmania, SA, the ACT and Queensland have joined with NSW and WA in applauding the idea.

Ozchase is now working everywhere except in Victoria, where the local heathens decided they liked what they already had and said no thanks.

The problem now is that while bottom lines may be improved, Ozchase threw the baby out with the bathwater. With the cheaper costs came a disregard for the people who supply the means to fix those bottom lines – the customers. For real racing information – mainly form and race results – Ozchase stinks. Information is restricted and/or laborious to access and is never supplied in data-friendly formats. It deliberately makes life harder for punters, apparently because Ozchase (which means GRNSW) wants to keep secret as much as possible.

This is a major, although not the only, factor which has caused those same customers to either disappear or be downgraded to mug believers. Accept the word or be excommunicated is today’s mantra. Do not query the good book lest you be censored out of existence. All of which makes progress and innovation hard to bring about.

It is also a reason why the infidels in Victoria will continue to thrive (relatively) as they have been doing for the last decade or more. It is extraordinary that the old-timer thinkers in NSW and elsewhere cannot see what they have done and where they are heading – the downturns are everywhere to be seen.

For a few pieces of silver (temporary only) they are risking the industry’s future by throwing the customers to the lions.

In any case, according to census figures, the biggest growth in the West today is not in believer numbers but in the number of atheists.

QUEENSLAND – HELP FROM ABOVE

Christmas will arrive early this year for Queensland greyhounds. Following the new agreement with Tattsbet standard prize money at Albion Park’s main meeting on Thursdays will rise by 54% to $7,500. This now compares favourably with Wentworth Park in Sydney ($6,750) and Melbourne ($7,180). Prize money at other venues will also be increasing nicely.

So far, so good.

What we don’t know yet is how Queensland has set up its budget and what other improvements it has in mind. There are pressing needs.

1. The government has provided capital to create the new Logan complex to the south of Brisbane but
not up-to-date detail about the design of the track. For example, previous drafts showed it included a bend start for middle distance races. (Despite no official announcement, rumours abound that work has already started. Why the secret?)
2. The fate of Albion Park and Ipswich operations is unknown. Both those tracks are sub-standard for purely technical reasons which need attention. Bend starts and poor turns badly need fixing.
3. Never mind the new agreement; will TattsBet – which is currently unable to maintain its tote turnover – continue to provide the cash from year to year?
4. How will Racing Queensland encourage more local patronage in future years when better alternatives are available in other states with bigger betting pools, all easily accessed via a phone or the internet? So far the new administration has done nothing to promote fresh business.
5. The increased prize money will certainly help but will it be enough to attract more and better quality dogs? Possibly, but it might need serious promotion.

In short, it’s not just the cash but the package to be offered to customers that will be the key to prosperity. That package has to include better fields, better tracks and better betting options. Leave out any one of those and progress will be limited.

By the way, all this information is being put out by the chairman of Racing Queensland, Kevin Dixon. Not a word has been heard from the greyhound board – on this or any other subject. Such is the pecking order.

GREYHOUNDS AUSTRALASIA, PLEASE NOTE

Never short of a word, former Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett, at a function in Melbourne, called for a revamp of the Australian Racing Board, which he described as “useless”. He says it is “imperative that the national racing board comprises people who are independent of racing”.

“I would like to see people who are genuinely independent and not have a background in racing,” he said.
“You need a small, independent board that can bring best practices together to understand that this industry is just not about racing, but it is about setting standard. It’s about ensuring people are fairly treated.”

Nor was he complimentary about online bookmakers, titling them as “a cancer” on the industry.

“And, Kennett admitted that if he could have foreseen what he says is the damage corporate bookmakers are causing then he would not have privatised the Victorian TAB more than 20 years ago. Kennett said if corporate bookmakers were allowed to exercise their will as they currently do, the racing industry would not exist in five years.”

A bit extreme, perhaps, but understandable. However, Kennett might have pondered more about the way in which online bookmakers are allowed to operate, rather than their very existence. After all, the betting sector was nearly moribund before their injection into the system. And their formation was prompted only by the negative way in which the ARB and the major clubs treated traditional bookmakers, and for no other reason.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 20th 2014

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Race No. 5Macro Meats (1 Win Only) Stake P…2:57 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $820 Prizemoney.
1st: $580 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALL SILVER5445NBTAngela Modra
2EMMA LOU FOZZ626731.02Kevin Murnane
3HONKY TONK LADY535830.76Kevin Murnane
4BUKATY874430.42Christine Smith
5MOMBI OZ347830.99Kevin Murnane
6ZENITH ALLEN7375NBTWendy Matcott
7HOLLY THE WEAPON754630.76Patricia Moule
8JOHNNY GUITAR755330.49Kenneth Trowbridge

All Silver hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in her most recent efforts and from the good draw she should get all the breaks. There isn’t a whole lot of speed in this race and she has the luxury of two wide runners drawn directly outside her. If you go back through her form, she has a solid 31.40 Gawler win to her credit but I think she is capable of going much faster. Johnny Guitar looks the obvious danger, he is suitably drawn out wide and he has improved with every run since coming from Victoria. Bukaty rounds out the chances, he drops back to a more suitable distance and he only needs luck early to feature.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/4,6,8/2,4,5,6,7,8 ($15 for 100%)

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

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

Quinella: 1 to rove with 4,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Bogie Yates

 

Race No. 7A Team Stud 5th Grade H5:34 PM
5 event over 395 metres at Albion park Of $1,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,240 2nd: $355 3rd: $180.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KOTA MAY475623.36Desmond Gilroy
2HANSON JEDD7X6222.61Geoff Allen
3JACKSON’S MATE772622.72Errol Suell
4STICKS ROSE HI512323.00Trevor Thompson
5MARK’S BABY GIRL177423.56Victor Osborn
6OUTBACK HERO834522.62John Geoghegan
7BROTHER LOVE545823.39John Quarman
8JUNIOR ENFORCER73X623.14Ross Ogden

Hanson Jedd’s most recent form isn’t too flash but he finds himself in a fairly weak race which has only three genuine winning hopes. He is better suited to a wider draw but he is armed with great early speed and he has won here previously in a sizzling 22.61. There is plenty of pace in the three box but I think he has sufficient speed to hold him out. Outback Hero has a tremendous record over this journey and although drawn poorly in box six, he still must be considered as a major player. Jacksons Mate is a lid pinger and he should go with Hanson Jedd for most of the journey, his last 50m isn’t great but he should have enough in the tank to hold on for a place.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hanson Jedd

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

Trifecta: 2/3,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Arabian Oracle

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST
20

Blythe Spirit took out the 1950 Lismore 350 yards Championship, scoring by three lengths from All Radium. The field consisted of 10 starters.

Olympic Park track opened for its first meeting, in 1962. Races were conducted over 560 yards and 800 yards. The track followed the closure of North Melbourne.

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NSW champion bitch Odious won the 1975 Laurels Classic over 507 metres at Sandown Park, scoring by 10 lengths from box eight. Odious set a new track record time of 30.34 and earned $4,000 for her victory.

In For Life took out the 2004 National Sprint Championship NSW State Final at Wentworth Park (520 metres) by a whopping 13 lengths. Overcoming box six, In For Life ran a fast 29.99. On the same night, Classy Customer took out the National Distance Championship NSW State Final.

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Maggiore commenced what would be an impressive early career by winning his first start for trainer Jim Ward, scoring by two lengths up the 366 metres straight at Wyong in 1987.

The great Rapid Journey won the 1998 National Sprint Championship NSW State Final by eight and a half lengths from November Miss.

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Blythe Spirit won the 1950 Lismore 500 yards Championship, downing Sole Possession by a length with All Radium third. Blythe Spirit had won the 350 yards championship just three days earlier from a similar field.

Glider’s Son defeated the Victorian pair of Stardom Road and Waverly Doll in the 1980 Young Star Classic final at Wentworth Park (530 metres, grass). The John MacDonald-trained black flyer ran 31.03 to set a new race record.

Velocity Regina ran 28.51 to set a new track record over 498 metres at Townsville in 2011.

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Cooper downed City Skopos to win the 1987 Anniversary Trophy at Olympic Park, the first to be run over the sprint journey (511 metres). The race, inaugurated in 1965, had previously been contested over the 732 metres trip.

The ill-fated NSW stayer Smart Valentino took out the 2013 National Distance Championship, run over 725 metres at The Meadows. The Mark Swift owned and trained stayer defeated Magpie Bob of Western Australia and Lashing Jill of Tasmania. The victory was only the ninth time a NSW stayer had taken out the final in 45 runnings.

25
Dashing Corsair from Queensland became the first greyhound to win both the National Sprint Championship and the National Distance Championship in a career when he annexed the latter over 710 metres at Albion Park in 2011. Dashing Corsair had joined Just Like Jack (NSW) as the only greyhounds to have contested national championship finals as a sprinter and a stayer.

West Australian superstar Miata defeated her nemesis Irma Bale (Victoria) in the 2012 National Distance Championship final, run over 709 metres at Hobart. This was the first West Australian victory in the event since 1998 when Paradise Street had scored at Cannington.

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Blythe Spirit took out the 1950 660 yards Championship, defeating Shorncliffe by a length and a half. Owned and trained by Claude Fuller, Blythe Spirit took her racing record to 13 wins and 14 placings from 33 starts. Blythe Spirit completed a clean sweep of the Lismore championships, run over 350, 500, and 660 yards, a rare event.

Busy’s Charm, the litter sister to Zoom Top, won a 750 yards event at Wollongong in 1968 by four lengths in 42.5, equalling the track record.

Sandi’s Me Mum took out the 530-metres Winter Cup at Cannington in 1989.

2014 Group Three Dapto Maiden Semi-Finals Preview

Four semi-finals of the Group Three Dean Industrial Maiden Series will be conducted at Dapto this Thursday, with some talented youngsters set to clock some sizzling times over the 520m distance after stamping their authority in last week’s heats

Semi-final one consists of two heat winners from last week, with Whittaker set to dominate betting after coming up with a suitable inside draw. The Julie Fletcher trained son of Milldean Panther and Mrs Trickett was ultra-impressive last week, clocking a fast time of 29.86 from box two after early interference. Topper Road for trainer Anthony Azzopardi was another heat winner from last week, leading all the way from box eight in 30.08. The speedy son of Oaks Road is set for improvement on the clock, but will have to overcome a tricky box six draw. Zipping Saxton had no luck last week after missing the start and getting heavily checked. The son of Spring Gun and Agent Gibbs stormed home to finish second behind Whittaker and only needs luck this week to produce another strong performance.

Only one heat winner will step out in heat two, with Colt Rocket producing a solid performance last week from box two, running down Fast Country in a time of 30.27. The Amy Bennett trained chaser will have an obstacle to overcome exiting from box six, however he showed good early pace last week and should improve on the clock. Encapsulate was impressive on debut for trainer Mark Gatt. After taking the lead heading into the back straight, the son of Where’s Pedro and Surpassing faded in the home straight, but look for improvement this week from box two. Martin Clegg had no luck last week from out wide and found a heap of trouble, however gets a chance to redeem himself this week from box three. The son of Fabregas and Meredith Gray showed enormous promise after an impressive performance trial at Goulburn and has the potential to give trainer Julie Fletcher two runners in next weeks final.

Winsome Prince was the fastest heat winner last week for trainer Melinda Finn, pinging the lids from box four and leading throughout in a flying time of 29.77. The son of Barcia Bale and Winsome Shiraz faces a tough test exiting from box five, however has genuine early pace to burn off his rivals at the start in semi-final three. Dragon Emgrand showed good strength last week to finish second in 30.21, beaten by two and three quarter lengths and will only need some luck early to be competitive once again. Fast Country began fast last week to finish second behind Colt Rocket in 30.27. Trained locally by Cliff Bell, the son of El Galo and Country Dawn has the potential to run another cheeky race and qualify for the final.

Master Shot lived up to expectations last week with an impressive come-from-behind performance in 30.20. The son of Brett Lee and Midnight Movie will exit from box four as the heavy favourite in the final semi this week and will improve significantly on the clock with some room to move early on. Ella Has Class led all the way in her heat for trainer Dean Swain in 30.21 and has a great opportunity to take out this affair from box one. Cleaning Money was impressive at his first race start for trainer Gary Adams, leading from start to finish in a solid time of 30.20. Beautifully bred by El Grand Senor and Clay Model, he has the pace to overcome a wide box draw and can also improve on the clock.

Semi-final one will kick off at 8.55pm, with the winner and runner-up moving through to next week’s $25,000 final.

Are Ate Dominates 2014 Group Three Townsville Cup Heats

Group racing headed to Far North Queensland on Tuesday night at Townsville, with six heats of the Group Three Townsville Cup over the 498m distance. The heats featured dogs trained by top-class trainers Tony Brett and Robert Britton and also featured plenty of city winning greyhounds.

The six heat winners and two fastest seconds will contest the final on August 26, 2014. The final is worth $25,000 to the winner.

Heat One

Yogi Blue (1) was clearly the class dog in the first heat, being the only FFA graded dog in the field. He had the perfect draw and duly saluted for trainer Peter O’Reilly. Pace Ventura (6) shot out of the boxes and was six lengths clear down the back straight. Yogi Blue was handy in second and overcame the weakening Pace Ventura down the home straight to draw away for a half-length victory in 28.79. Third place-getter was the fast-finishing Lilly Bellebird (7).

It was Yogi Blue’s first start at the track and the Cool Effort and Opal Assassin (Whisky Assassin – Zane’s Girl) dog has an overall career record of 22 wins from 72 starts. He is already a Group One finalist and is a city winner at Albion Park and Wentworth Park and will be considered one of the main chances in the final.

Heat Two

The Robert Britton trained Farmor Las Vegas (4) was the favourite in the second heat but the Victorian trained chaser almost didn’t make it to the track with kennel-hand Peter Riley stating earlier in the day “just the one racing tonight with Steve and Farmor Las Vegas hopefully making it in time for the Townsville Cup Heats tonight – next time the Boss tells the transporters the connection is too close, they will listen!” Despite this, all turned out well as Farmor Las Vegas made it to Townsville and took out the second heat in a tough chasing display in 28.92.

The Knocka Norris and Farmor Cee You (Black Enforcer – Farmor Zippy) dog was squeezed out of the race early and had to settle for fourth down the back straight. Wild Roses (7) was setting the pace out front with Zabini (1) and Tejay’s Grand (2) in hot pursuit. Farmor Las Vegas, who had been to the track on two previous occasions stuck to the rail and was able to run down the three greyhounds in front of him to win by a length over Webster (8), who put in an eye-catching run after being back in the pack for much of the race. Tejay’s Grand filled the minors.

Farmor Las Vegas has now won two at Townsville with a personal best of 28.73. He is the winner of the 2013 Silver Bullet at The Meadows and he has made multiple Group race finals in his career. This is another to add to his resume.

Heat Three

Tony Brett’s charge Chant (8) was considered the main chance in the third heat but he wasn’t able to handle the wide draw at his first look at the track and could only manage fourth. Cawbourne Hazard (1) emerged the leader after the first few strides but he couldn’t hang onto that lead down the home straight with $10 chance Glamour Row (5) finishing too strongly to win by three quarters of a length in 29.18. It was an exciting finish as Gumlow Star (6) just got past Cawbourne Hazard to take second spot.

It was Glamour Row’s first race start at the track. The Go Wild Teddy and Rose Chalice (Surf Lorian – Glass Placard) bitch is trained by Peter Simpson and has now won 18 races.

Heat Four

Cyndie’s Special (5) and Fred Sealey (6) didn’t have the best draws but they featured heavily in the fourth heat. In fact, Fred Sealey had never won from box six but he changed that statistic by reeling in Cyndie’s Special in the closing stages of the race to win by an increasing two length margin in 28.97. Both greyhounds were having their first look at the track under race conditions and Fred Sealey handled it just that little bit better than Cyndie’s Special. Fearless Ruler (2) was the only other chaser in the field to stay in touch with the two front-runners and was able to secure third place.

Fred Sealey has won 13 career races from 49 starts and the Made To Size and Charming Molly (Whisky Assassin – Oreo) chaser is trained by Amy O’Reilly.

Heat Five

Post Box (6) gave the locals something to cheer about when he ran down the Tony Brett trained Exhibitionist (1) to snare a win by the barest of margins in 28.91. It was a huge finish by Post Box who was back in the field early and had to use plenty of the track. Road Warrior (8) unleashed an equally impressive finish to claim third prize. Exhibitionist finished second and may have done enough to qualify for next week’s final.

Post Box, trained by Michael Hickmott, is a black dog by Fear Zafonic and You Can Too (Brett Lee – Jeanie’s Queen). He has now won seven from nine at the track and he has a best time of 28.84.

Heat Six

Are Ate (2) finished off the heats in style, winning by the proverbial country mile in the fastest heat time of 28.67. He led from go to whoa and really staked his claim for the final next week with a strong run home that broke 15 seconds.

Are Ate, the 2014 Group Two Devonport Cup winner and 2014 Group Two Ipswich Auction winner, was vying for favouritism with Bill’s Fantasy (5). Bill’s Fantasy bombed the start and with that, lost all chance of challenging Are Ate and could only manage third. Cool Sprite (1) was the runner up.

Are Ate was having his first start at Townsville and the Lochinvar Marlow and Long Long Mama (Vesuvio – Eyre Intent) dog has now won 22 races for trainer Rachel Scott.

The finalists for next week will be – Yogi Blue (Peter O’Reilly), Farmor Las Vegas (Robert Britton), Glamour Row (Peter Simpson), Fred Sealey (Amy O’Reilly), Post Box (Michael Hickmott), Are Ate, (Rachel Scott), Pace Ventura (Peter Simpson) and Exhibitionist (Tony Brett).

McDonald And Britton Double Up At Lang Lang

With sunshine a plenty we headed down the South Gippsland highway on Sunday to Lang Lang for the GOTBA Cup and other supporting events. The Lang Lang track looked a treat and dogs and their trainers were ready to rock n roll at this year’s Waterloo Cup venue. I will take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the sponsors and also to all of the volunteers who make sure everyone had a great day, from the canteen to the catching pen and everywhere in between, well done!

The first event was the 2014 GOTBA Cup. Today we saw a fantastic field come to try their luck and by the afternoon tea-break it was Dark Warrior for Darren McDonald and Texan trained by Karen Leek in the final. Both of these dogs coursed hard all day, with the final being taken out by the Warrior! He was having his first start at the coursing and I am sure you will see him in the Waterloo Cup fields along with Texan who tried hard all day.

Next was the Amstel All Aged Stake and again a couple of high class circle dogs were in the field, however their coursing counterparts showed that it takes a bit more endurance to keep coming up, as by the time we got to the final it was Why Not Oscar trained by Wayne Gray and Olliemax trained by Matt Height who headed to slips for the final. Both of these dogs have coursed before and know what it takes to go up three times in day. The final in this event saw Why Not Oscar go one better than his last time at Lang Lang with the win.

Many of you older coursing folk would remember Max Johnston, who trained his team from his property at Warneet. Today we held an event in Max’s honour, the Max Johnston Two Win Limit and this event was won by a young pup that has been doing very well both on the coursing and around the corner, Forheza, trained at Bass by Rob Colpoys. Runner-up in this event was Baines Park, trained by Lang Lang Secretary David Dawson. I am sure that Max was watching from above and was smiling down on all of us today at Lang Lang.

The first of the Maiden Dog events was won by Foot Tapper, who at the grand age of 5 showed you can teach ‘an old dog new tricks’, as he had never coursed before and from all accounts seemed to be loving it. Well done to Allan Britton and his team on the win. Unfortunately another newbie to coursing George Delaker had to be withdrawn from the final due to injury, so we all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back soon.

The Dog Maiden No. 2 brought up a double for Darren McDonald, with Tiggerlong Amigo too good today for Casboult, trained by Valda Rose. Both of these greyhounds were having their first crack at coursing so I’m thinking they will be back!

The Maiden Bitch stake was won by another from the Dawson team, Dublin Down, who was too good today for Plea For Beer, trained locally at Lang Lang by Geraldine Debono.

First of our Dog Puppy events was taken out by Dallas Massina’s Zulekha, who has been coursing brilliantly all season but found today a little strange at first being his first time behind a drag lure. He cottoned on pretty quickly and was too good in the final for a young pup Broden Rain, trained at Devon Meadows by Aaron Setford who was having his first crack at coursing, so well done to all concerned.

Dog Puppy No. 2 was won by Rylee’s Bandit who made the trip from Yarram with his trainer Graham Whitford. Runner-up in this event was Ima Lonely Boy for Del Vigor.

The last of the dog puppies was taken out by High Market who was another pup having his first go at coursing. He is trained by Mark Grima from Devon Meadows. Runner-up was Kallara Tipene trained at Warneet by Steve Colpoys. Don’t worry Steve I am sure his luck will change soon.

The final event on the card was the Bitch Puppy stake and this was won by another from the Britton kennels in Soul Maker. She proved too hard to catch today for Laquita Lass who took home the runner-up prize on this occasion.

Wow how fast has this season gone by? I really hope to see you all back here at Lang Lang in a fortnight for the running of the 2014 Waterloo Cup, which this year is once again sponsored by the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club.

There is lots planned for this weekend apart from the Waterloo Cup. There are three consolation events – The Waterloo Plate and The Waterloo Purse on the Saturday, plus The Silver Eagle Challenge (for greyhounds defeated in their third course on Saturday) on Sunday. There is also a junior handler event, a lady trainers event, plus other maiden and puppy events conducted over an action packed weekend of racing.

We will also be having raffles with prizes aplenty and will be auctioning off a Stud Service to Bit Chili. So bring your wallets and get behind the NCA. All funds raised from the auction will go to the NCA, which will help us continue to assist all of you trainers and provide an alternative to track racing for you and your greyhounds.

There is camping available at Lang Lang across the Waterloo Weekend so bring your caravan, tent, or camper trailer and join in the fun at this year’s Waterloo!

Safe racing and happy travels to you all.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 19th 2014

With best bets, multiples and all-ups today, a $200 free bet at Centrebet and a $700 free bet at Sportingbet will give you extra dollars for a punt.

 

Ipswich

Race No. 4Raincat Transport4:57 PM
NOV event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $900 2nd: $250 3rd: $125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PHOTO BOMBER212325.54Vicki Wisener
2SURF ABIT123325.26Thomas Noble
3YADA YADA YADA626225.49Mark Saal
4GEARS OF WAR2612NBTSteve Lennon
5BOGIE FLYER268325.60Tony Short
6MISS MERANDA3278NBTGary Keep
7SURF HONOUR TEAR352425.48Christopher Riordon
8MOCHA LATTE1225.50Rachel Scott

Surf Abit has only had the four starts but he has shown great potential in those four tries here. Three starts ago he showed blistering early speed and only tired in the last 50m when placed in very slick time. He tends to track wide in his races but he has a couple of slow beginners drawn on his outside and that should allow him to drive through and lead. Photo Bomber looms as the obvious danger, he was a strong 25.54 winner here three runs back and he should get some cover from Surf Abit in the early stages. Bogie Flyer and Miss Meranda are both very quick beginners and if the inside two make any mistakes, they are the two which are most likely to capitalise.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Surf Abit

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

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

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

Trifecta: 1,2/1,2,5,6/1,2,3,5,6 ($18 for 100%)

 

Gawler

Race No. 9Water Search Stake Pr1 Division23:12 PM
6 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,125 Prizemoney.
1st: $780 2nd: $230 3rd: $115.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DANGER THREE TWO188722.97Karen Bearpark
2HIRED GUN221822.84Robin Harnas
3ONE WINTA165723.88Micheal Delorenzo
4ONE SAV577223.40Tony Hinrichsen
6RITSUKO ALLEN328123.34Tony Rasmussen
7SHADOW KNOWS442723.45Karen Miegel
8LEKTRA NIKKI446723.24Wendy Matcott

Danger Three Two hasn’t had a lot of luck since scoring here on debut in a handy 22.97 and he is drawn to return to the winners list. After winning here he stepped straight up to the 500m journey and he didn’t appear to handle it too well, today he drops considerably in class and apart from Hired Gun there is very little early speed in this event. I expect all the smart punters will be on today so if you can find $2.60 or better that is great value. Hired Gun scored impressively here two runs back and he should match motors with the red for most of the trip, I don’t think he is good enough to win but he should hold on for the quinella spot. Ritsuko Allen rounds out the winning chances, she has the empty draw underneath and she appears to be improving with every run.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,6 ($3 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 1/2,4,6/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

All-Up

Race 6: Sunday Shoes Each Way
Race 9: Danger Three Two to Win

Huge Prizemoney Increases For Queensland Greyhound Racing Announced

Greyhound racing in Queensland has been given a much needed injection with the announcement of substantial prizemoney increases this week.

While opposition to the development of a new greyhound track at Logan is growing (the Queensland government said in a statement as recently as June that it was still going ahead), the prizemoney increase is a positive step forward for greyhound racing in the Sunshine State.

Racing Queensland has just announced a prizemoney boost across all codes of racing in Queensland and it is the result of a new wagering deal with Tatts Bet. In a statement, Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board Chairman Kevin Dixon said:

“Based on the increases coming into effect on October 1, overall prizemoney year on year will increase by 50 per cent for greyhounds, 20 per cent for thoroughbreds and 16 per cent for harness racing.

These improvements were devised with a new allocation strategy, which determines prizemoney based on each code’s individual revenue less the costs they incur. This means when one code is performing well, they will directly benefit from their success and not be impacted by other codes.”

The key improvements from October 1, 2014 for greyhound racing are:

- Metro Thursday racing becomes nationally competitive with a 54% increase to graded races to $7,500, a 51% increase to 710m graded races to $8,000, and a 34% increase to Open races to $9,500.

- Class 3 racing at both Ipswich and Brisbane increasing 76% for graded races to $2,250 and 43% for maiden races to $1,750. Class 2 racing will also receive similar increases.

- Class 6 racing in Rockhampton and Townsville increasing 49% for Open races to $1,750 and 30% for Graded Races to $1,200 and Country racing up 40% to $800.

Mr Dixon said the new wagering deal with Tatts Bet had paved the way for the prizemoney increases, which would
only be amplified by the recent improvements to QTIS and soon-to-be announced improvements to the other breeding
schemes.

“Once the wagering deal was finalised, we were able to look at the big picture and determine where we could invest
and expend that money to give our participants the best possible return on their investment,” Mr Dixon said.

“The best part of the new deal is, though, that if the racing industry pulls together and performs, increases like these will continue to flow in the future.”

“Prizemoney was the obvious and most sought after improvement, and now we will work closely with our stakeholder
groups to ensure future allocations of funding continue to address the needs of the industry.”

Minister for Racing Steve Dickson said the increases to prizemoney marked a major milestone in the Government’s
commitment to reinvigorate the racing industry in Queensland.

“Prizemoney increases in all three codes across the state have always been the goal and today we have seen just
how bright the future is for our participants,” Mr Dickson said.

The new prizemoney structure has been achieved because of the terrific wagering deal recently secured with Tatts,
and builds on the success of the first phase of our infrastructure strategy, and the stabilisation of the administrative part of the organisation.

“The reinvigoration of the industry is well underway and we will continue to work with Racing Queensland and industry participants to ensure it continues.”

It’s great to see that Queensland is intending to reward each individual code according to performance. This is exactly what the greyhound industry is fighting for in NSW and what should be the case nation wide. Kudos Queensland and well done for providing Queensland participants with this big boost that was definitely needed.

One well known QLD breeder summed it up perfectly with the following -

“I don’t get to say this too often, but I think today is a great day to be a greyhound owner in Queensland. Massive prizemoney boost announced from 1/10/14, with country, provincial TAB, & City meetings all to receive significant increases. Well done to all concerned.”

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 18th 2014

With best bets, value bets, quaddies and all-ups tonight, a $200 free bet at Centrebet and a $700 free bet at Sportingbet will provide you with plenty of extra cash to back some winners.

Angle Park

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 2 – Leg 2: 1,2,4,6,8 – Leg 3: 1,5,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,3,4 – $60 for 100%

All Up:
Race 2: Morgan Mclaren to Place
Race 5: Kalden Balerion to Win
Race 9: Crash Dooley to Place
Race 10: Charter to Place

 

Race No. 5Only At The Dogs (n/p) Mixed Sta…7:54 PM
5/6 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $885 2nd: $260 3rd: $130.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ANIMATE336535.25Lester Harris
2KALDEN BALERION2521NBTTroy Murray
3LOCHINVAR IMPALA5716NBTBen Rawlings
4WISE CHIEF8328NBTLaurence Cahalan
5SHEZA TEN774535.36Petar Jovanovic
8DYNA ARCEUSX66135.54Tony Rasmussen

Kalden Balerion is a class act and he took care of a quality line-up when scoring here last Thursday. Tonight he steps up to the 600m journey and although the last 50m may be a struggle for him, I would expect him to build up a massive lead mid race and that should be enough for him to hold on. Lochinvar Impala is the obvious danger based on his powerful 30.10 win here two runs back, he has scored some brilliant wins in his career to date but he can be very unreliable. Animate has the good draw and she is rarely far away in this company, whilst the out of form but very talented Wise Chief rounds out the place chances.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Tattsbet.com (n/p) Mixed Stake C…9:14 PM
5/6 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $885 2nd: $260 3rd: $130.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1QUERY BALE552235.90Wendy Matcott
2ULTIMATE LIDDELL574835.96Dean Decrea
3CRASH DOOLEY3446NBTLisa Rasmussen
4MY SELYNYA323335.97Robert Drurey
6LONG GULLY BROOK755536.17Paula Hearnden
7BUDGIE’S LIGHT8354NBTKevin Murnane
8KIKI ALLEN662636.59Wendy Matcott

Crash Dooley’s form at present might not read that well but some of her runs here in previous weeks have been quite big. Her lack of mid race pace has caused her to find bother over the sprint trip and I think the step up in distance is what she is looking for. She should be able to pounce on the early lead and the lack of depth in this race should see her lead throughout. My Selynya was placed behind a gun sprinter at Gawler last time and he appears to be improving with every run since coming to SA. He has been hitting the line quite solidly so the rise in distance should suit. Ultimate Liddell and Kiki Allen are the only other winning hopes, Ultimate Liddell could be the best value, he is likely to start big odds but his recent efforts would suggest that this type of race isn’t beyond him.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crash Dooley and maybe Ultimate Liddell if he is crazy odds

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,3,4/2,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

The Sacrifices Of The Greyhound Opposition

I have little doubt the majority of those virulently opposed to greyhound racing are genuine in that opposition. After all, it must be extremely difficult to never eat any kind of meat, or seafood, or partake of any form of dairy product, or indulge in any alcohol. Ever.

Given the eating and drinking restrictions, I can’t really say much against them. I imagine the opponents of greyhound racing are a rather healthy crew, and that’s a good thing, both for themselves and the country as a whole. These are people who are far less likely to be a burden on the health-care system, having embraced such a healthy lifestyle.

Of course, it almost goes without saying, that gambling in any form is abhorred and avoided. Never a chance that any amount of money should ever be spent on backing a greyhound, a horse, a football match, or invested in a lottery ticket, Lotto, or even a Scratchie. After all, once you’ve taken up the moral cudgels, you’ve got to be certain of being absolutely committed to the cause. Any hint of hypocrisy must be avoided at all costs.

It must be tough making sure that they, and their families, only associate with persons who share the same values. Then again, a restricted circle of friends is not necessarily a bad thing either. Of course, it’s impossible in the workplace to avoid those who don’t share your set of values, but employment may well offer the opportunity to proselytize.

While I am being somewhat facetious, I find it amazing there are people who really believe some of the absolute rubbish written about greyhound racing and its adherents.

Yes, it is not a perfect sport/industry. Name me one that is. In fact, can anyone name anything that is truly perfect? The reality is the absolute majority of people within the greyhound racing industry have a deep care and love for the breed. Indeed, if opponents actually took the time to read many of the stories written in the racing literature about the lesser lights, you would see a constant theme running through them. They are not in the greyhound game for the money. Sure, if they managed to breed or race a champion, that would be the icing on the cake. The majority know the chances of that happening are pretty limited. So, they enjoy the racing. They enjoy the camaraderie of the track. They enjoy the lifelong friendships that often result, especially in the country towns and smaller cities. Most of all, they enjoy and care for their animals.

Greyhounds do get injured. Some are even killed on a racetrack. No one with any sense of feeling can fail to be saddened when such an event occurs. The fact is the world is never going to be Utopia. Even Thomas More, the author of that tome, was executed for being dogmatic (if you’ll pardon the unintentional pun) instead of pragmatic.

I quite understand the good intentions of those opposed to a sport I have loved since I was a teenager. Yet, rather than simply be determined to wipe it out, would it not be better to engage in sensible, reasoned dialogue? By any reasonable measure the administration of the sport has improved in leaps and bounds when it comes to the welfare of the breed.

Imagine talking with greyhound people in a calm and sensible fashion. You might find that not all of those involved in the sport are the many-headed Hydra in disguise. Who knows, you might find yourself making new friends.

Wars are fought because people on both sides of an argument refuse to compromise; they refuse to make any effort to ‘see’ the other side. Reasoned dialogue, without resorting to hyperbole, or abuse, can lead to outcomes which benefit both sides of an argument.

Linda Britton Pair Will Represent WA In National Sprint Final

Zelemar Fever has returned to the winner’s circle in the WA National Sprint Championship Final on Saturday night over Cannington’s 530 metre distance. Trainer Linda Britton produced a quinella in the final with Star Recall running home strongly to also clasp a spot in next weeks National Sprint.

Zelemar Fever jumped from her favourite box one straight onto the rails, with Jump The Queue as expected leading the field from box eight until the 600 metre boxes. Favourite On Coin jumped midfield from box five and was only able to catch the tail ends of leaders Jump The Queue, Star Recall (box three) and Zelemar Fever.

Temlee winner Zelemar Fever was able to show the class she has been hiding by extending her winning margin to just over two lengths in a best of the night time of 30.40, paying $3.70. On Coin was defeated by box five, finishing in fifth place.

From 12 starts out of box one the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz – Noaki Pace has won on eight occasions and placed in three others.

As the wildcard for the National Sprint, Zelemar Fever was guaranteed a rug in next weeks $75,000 to the winner final. Next in line for the wildcard spot was the Christine Proctor trained Bessy Boo (NSW) who made the trip over to the west in hope that Zelemer Fever would make it through to the Nationals either running first or second and Christine Proctor was one of many cheering Zelemer Fever onto victory. In Bessy Boo’s exhibition trial on the night, he stopped the clock at 30.52. Victorian Crackerjak Dak went a slick 30.35 after flying out of the boxes and South Australian Wild Soul went 30.69 for trainer Kim Johnstone.

With the last spots filled for the National Sprint Final the box draw is as follows:

1 Dominator Girl (TAS) Paul Hil
2 Chica Destacada (NSW) Doreen Drynan
3 Flash Reality (QLD) Tony Brett
4 Zelemar Fever (WA) Linda Britton
5 Crackerjak Dak (VIC) Andrea Daily
6 Star Recall (WA) Linda Britton
7 Bessy Boo (NSW) Christine Proctor
8 Wild Soul (SA) Kim Johnstone

Reserves
9 Jump The Queue (WA) Peter Hepple
10 Luba Monelli (WA) David Hobby

Bingle Monelli And Ash Flash To Represent WA In The National Distance Final

WA’s Nationals night was a night for the red box, with both the sprint and the distance winners jumping from the cherry. Bingle Monelli for trainer David Hobby took out the WA Distance race paying $4.10 for the win. $2.60 favourite Ash Flash finished in second place and also received a spot in next weeks National Distance Final.

James Jefferies’ Wing It Appeal (box three) and Linda Britton’s Reverberate (box four) jumped a length in front of the field, with Freeway Ace (box five) and Ash Flash (box seven) last out. Bingle Monelli railed hard and found herself in the lead on the bend after Wing It Appeal ran characteristically wide. Obama Keeping (box eight) also found room on the rails in third positioned as the field went into the back straight and as anticipated Ash Flash began to make her run through the field. The lead changed between Bingle Monelli and Reverberate on multiple occasions and Obama Keeping wanted in on the action, checking itself and Reverberate almost out of the race. This allowed Ash Flash to lunge late and finish in second place, half a length from Bingle Monelli in a best of the night time of 42.11.

The daughter of Collision – Joanne Monelli has had just nine starts over the 715 metre distance, for three wins and five minor placing’s. She was close to her personal best time of 42.04 that she set seven starts back from box eight.

It’s his second year that one of David Hobby’s greyhounds has taken out the WA National Distance Championship. Last year Magpie Bob went onto represent WA in Victoria; finishing second behind Smart Valentino from box eight. Hobby will be hoping he can do one better this year, aided by the home track advantage.

Paul Stuart also received a rug in the final with his come from behind stayer Ash Flash.

Two exhibition trials were run for visiting stayers Queen Marina from New South Wales and Queenslander Wag Tail. Queen Marina stopped the clock at 42.40 and Wag Tail went 41.77.

The National Distance box draw is as follows:

1 Painted Dotty (TAS) Mick Stringer
2 Wag Tail (QLD) Christina Harman
3 Ash Flash (WA) Paul Stuart
4 Bingle Monelli (WA) David Hobby
5 Token McLaren (SA) Donald Foster
6 Xylia Allen (VIC) Jenny Hunt
7 Sweet It Is (VIC) Darren McDonald
8 Queen Marina (NSW) Noelene Holloway

Reserves
9 Reverberate (WA) Linda Britton
10 Wing It Appeal (WA) James Jefferies

Report Delayed Again And Trainers Unhappy

The troops are grumbling in both NSW and Queensland. Following a private meeting of several NSW club and industry advisory groups a week ago, it seems a presentation to the Racing Minister is being drafted in the hope of achieving improvements in the way GRNSW is running things.

Fine details are not available but apparently a major beef is that costs are up and prize money has not kept pace. That’s hardly news and the subject was well explored in the parliamentary Inquiry earlier in the year. Since the Inquiry’s basic report has been out for some time and is being considered by the Minister you have to wonder about the purpose of the fresh push. In any event, this is one subject that GRNSW has frequently mentioned in its own publications, although it has been very short on suitable solutions.

Whatever the merits of the case, to try to influence the Minister at this stage is pointless. He will simply advise people to wait until the final report is available and he has had a chance to review it.

What is a pity is that the final report – to follow on from an internal financial investigation by the NSW Treasury – is delayed again until mid-October, three months after it was promised.

We have no idea what that will say but I am always doubtful about the competence of the Treasury to come up with useful recommendations in respect to business matters. Their history includes a forced increase in taxes on Win bets, which then caused truckloads of turnover to disappear down the Hume Highway to Melbourne. It was scrapped a few weeks later.

We should also note that Professor Percy Allen, who had a lengthy stint as chairman of GRNSW, himself came from a career as the big cheese in that same Treasury. Yet he was one of the leading objectors to the arrival and legalisation of Betfair and the online bookies from the Northern Territory. At one stage he made an impassioned speech to greyhound followers at the Social Club, calling on them to boycott the newcomers. Bean counting and obsolete traditions outweighed good business sense, and he was far from alone.

To add salt to the wound, the various state Ministers convened a high level group of racing department officials (the Betting Exchange Task Force) to consider submissions and report on the worth of betting exchanges. It seems they came with riding instructions because the group (NT excepted) concluded they would be a fate worth than death and should be banned.

Submissions to that study embraced each state’s own racing department as well as TABs and major racing authorities, all of whom were either emotionally opposed to the newcomers (viz Percy Allen) or had vested interests (viz the TABs).

They did not bother to check the facts and investigate the betting exchange history in the UK, where both The Jockey Club (which controls UK gallops) and various police bodies had found that Betfair was not only useful but had been able to uncover systematic race fixing scandals which had previously gone unnoticed. Rather than constituting a risk, Betfair had proved to be a boon to racing.

The same ignorance was evident in Queensland, where the GRA was then chaired by a prominent local accountant. All these organisations ignored the fact that thousands of customers were deserting the monopoly TABs at the time, never mind whether the newcomers were “legal” or not.

Not to forget the misguided action by the WA Minister to outlaw Betfair’s operation in that state, only to be shot down in flames when the High Court over-ruled his decision.

Or the action of the Tasmanian government to sell off its tote to the smaller and less competitive Tatts organisation, thereby ensuring that much local business would switch (or continue) to the larger Tabcorp system based in Melbourne.

No organised revolution is present in Queensland today but there is a constant barrage of criticism from participants and commentators about the way Racing Queensland operates and how it is structured – “jobs for the boys” is a typical complaint and two members of the initial RQ board have now resigned, apparently in disgust. Greyhound racing in the state is in relentless decline, and has been for the last 20 years, but remedial action is absent.

The fact that some of these incompetent business decisions have now been reversed serves only to underscore the inability of the industry, including those in government, to act appropriately and in the best interests of the various codes and their participants.

In such a climate, what can we expect the two state governments to do? Queensland is clearly hopeless as the motives behind its new governance set-up are peculiar, to say the least, and the individual code boards are effectively powerless where it counts most. In NSW the new Racing Minister is an unknown but nothing has happened since the new government took over, save a recent decision to donate a few million to the gallops to help with their staging of the “Championships” next year. In any event, historically Racing Ministers are low on the political totem pole and may not get to see their preferences satisfied (Victoria is an exception, at least until the next election).

Going back to the NSW Treasury, all we can hope for is a recommendation to reduce government racing taxes on greyhounds, bringing them more into line with those applying in Victoria, for example. The Inquiry will then take a while to consider its position. What the politicians do after that is in the lap of the gods. Whatever, it is hard to see much benefit coming from an attack on the Minister right now. Later, perhaps.

All of which bypasses the real problem with racing organisations – their bureaucratic and unresponsive nature and their lack of business acumen. As one of the current NSW campaigners correctly pointed out – there is no real accountability for the job they do.

FEWER WORDS, MORE FACTS, PLEASE

The great Richie Benaud advised newcomers to the commentary game that “if you can’t add something to the picture then say nothing”. At the same time a group of us used to have bets on how many mistakes Tony Greig would make in each turn with the microphone – two to four was the usual range. Sometimes I think Victorian stewards should have been picking up these clues, too.

After race 11 at The Meadows last Saturday they advised, “My Kinda Music (4) crossed to the rail approaching the first turn checking Velocemente and Sapporo. Velocemente and Dyna Fulcrum collided on the first turn causing Dyna Fulcrum to race wide”.

The first bit was only half right. It did chop off Sapporo (2) but Velocemente (1), a moderate beginner, was well behind and not involved. Then Velocemente ran off on the first turn – of its own volition – something which was unusual since it is a railer. That warranted a comment but it did not get one. Far better to have said nothing so viewers would not be misled. Alternatively, they could point out to those in charge that the turn is too sharp and needs remodelling – perhaps at the same time as they re-position the wham-bang-thank-you-ma’am start for 600m races.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 17th 2014

With a best bet, value bets and multiples today, a $200 free bet at Centrebet and a $700 free bet at Sportingbet will provide you with plenty of cash to back a winner.

 

Gawler

Race No. 7Greyhoundtips.com.au Accurate Ti…7:48 PM
5 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LITE AND BROWNIE377323.03Christopher Martin
2MR. GARCIA266722.78Karen Wittholz
3ANTONIO TYSON238623.03Tony Lagana
5DEE DEE CORSAIR538223.45Robyn Mackellar
6FLORA BOTHING674522.66Desmond Hockley
7LONG GULLY TESE757622.84Paula Hearnden
8CARAMEL FLIRT1273NBTRaymond Murray

Dee Dee Corsair is resuming from around seven weeks off and he should be primed for a bold first up showing. He is normally blessed with brilliant early speed and tonight he has the luxury of slow beginners drawn either side. Being first up, he should ping the lids and he will prove far too zippy for these. Caramel Flirt comes here with strong NSW form and she has joined the strong Ray Murray kennel, she is normally a reliable beginner and she has a great turn of foot. Mr Garcia rounds out the winning chances, his form of late has been ordinary but he has finally drawn near the rail and he has won here previously in a more than handy 22.78.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dee Dee Corsair

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

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

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

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

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

All Up

Race 3: My Names Tom to Place

Race 4: Cairnlea Layla to Win

Race 5: Time For War to Win

Race 6: Big Dingo to Win

Race 7: Dee Dee Corsair to win

Race 9: Avid Tyson Each Way

 

Warrnambool

Race No. 8Macey’s Bistro7:56 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 T3 event over 450 metres at Warrnambool Of $945 Prizemoney.
1st: $660 2nd: $190 3rd: $95.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GO SNIPER [5]3431325.70(2)K Ward (Mount Moriac)
2PEGGIE [5]33667FSHP Anderton (Devon Meadows)
3BRABHAM [5]58377NBTK Ashton (Charlton)
4BISCA ALLEN (NSW)[5]57288NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5SHIRAZ REEF (NSW)[5]47T4826.07(4)A Kampman (Ellerslie)
6MISS GAGA [5]68863FSHJ Formosa (Heathcote)
7MAGNETISM [5]6355325.81(3)G Flynn (Ballarat)
8ALBO GOLD [5]4522225.44(1)N Parsons (Carrum Downs)

Peggie has been racing in much stronger company of late and she appears perfectly placed in the two box. She has been doing most of her racing over the middle distances of late but she is armed with good early speed and she finds herself in a race which lacks genuine pace. Bisca Allen is another who is dropping in class and she is the obvious danger, back in May she looked very impressive when scoring a smart 22.84 Warragul win. Albo Gold looks well placed out wide and after four straight placings he appears to be getting closer to another win.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Peggie

Trifecta: 2,4,8/2,4,8/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/4,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

Quinella: 2 to rove with 4,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Jay Schafer Fined $2500 For Positive Swab

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an Inquiry into the analyst’s findings in respect of a urine sample taken from the registered greyhound Breaker Bar which competed at the Townsville Greyhound Racing Club on 27th May, 2014 in race 9.

After taking evidence from Mr Jay Schafer the trainer of Breaker Bar, Stewards issued a charge against Mr Schafer pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83 (2)(a).

GAR 83 (2) (a) reads:

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

The specifics of the charge were that on 27th May 2014, Jay Schafer, as the licensed trainer of the registered greyhound Breaker Bar, did present that greyhound to compete in race 9 at the Townsville Greyhound Racing Club, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound prior to it competing in that race was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance ‘6alpha-hydroxystanozolol’.

Mr Schafer pleaded guilty to the charge.

When assessing an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account the personal circumstances of Mr Schafer as well as his good record regarding breaches of this rule. Mr Schafer was fined $2500.00.

Under the provisions of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83 (4) Breaker Bar was disqualified from its 4th placing in race 9 at the Townsville Greyhound Racing Club on 27th May 2014.

The placing from the 380m held on 27th May 2014 were amended accordingly.

Mr Schafer was advised of his appeal rights.

Peter Roy Fined $1500 For Meloxicam Positive

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an Inquiry into the analyst’s findings in respect of a urine sample taken from the registered greyhound Fyre Gal which competed at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club on 31 May 2014 in race 1.

After taking evidence from Mr Peter Roy the trainer of Fyre Gal, Stewards issued a charge against Mr Roy pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83 (2)(a), which reads:

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

The specifics of the charge were that on 31 May 2014, Peter Roy, as the licensed trainer of the greyhound Fyre Gal, did present that greyhound to compete in race 1 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound after competing in that race was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance Meloxicam.

Mr Roy pleaded guilty to the charge.

When considering an appropriate penalty Steward took into account Mr. Roy’s previously unblemished record, the honest and forthright evidence he provided and his involvement in the industry over a long period. Precedents for similar breaches were also taken into account. Stewards were also mindful of the negative effect charges of this kind have on the good image of the industry and recognise a need for a penalty to serve as a general deterrent. Stewards considered an appropriate penalty to be a fine of $1500.

Under the provisions of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83 (4) Fyre Gal was disqualified from its 1st placing in race 1 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club on 31 May 2014.

The placings from the 520m Maiden held on 31 May 2014 were amended accordingly.

Mr Roy was advised of his appeal rights.

Additional ARG Information

Meloxicam is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug and is used in the treatment of tenderness and swelling.

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 16th 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. It’s a quality meeting at The Meadows tonight and free bets are a good start to the night!

Best Bet: Bet up at Sportingbet with your $700 free bet. Hopefully these two best bets salute for ARG readers!
Race 2: Great Spartacus
Race 11: My Kinda Music

Best Roughie:
Race 6: Funky Chicken

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,4,5,6 – Leg 2: 5,7,8 – Leg 3: 1,2,4,6 – Leg 4: 5,8 – $120 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tabrewards.com.au7:18 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

1BALLY SLEEK [5]12433NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
2DYNA LEMMY (NSW)[5]11422FSHT Womann (Lara)
3ALL INN KY [5]75221NBTT Duncan (Harston)
4ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[5]52214NBTS Collins (Lara)
5ALLEN JENS (NSW)[5]62561NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
6CHAPPY [5]2325130.42(8)T Deglaitis (Moolap)
7VIRAL BALE (NSW)[5]3361430.77(3)S Collins (Lara)
8WAR ROOM [5]41414NBTA Pringle (Yetholme)

Allen Jens has an explosive turn of foot and he recently returned to form with a commanding 25.62 Ballarat win. He normally takes a couple of strides to get going but he has a fast beginner and keen railer drawn directly underneath so that should allow him to get enough room to muster pace. If he can assume control as they head through the first bend he will prove very hard to reel in.

Dyna Lemmy is an exciting prospect and he is going to be a major player in better races than this in the future. Tonight he is having his first look at the track and he is going to need some luck as they negotiate the first turn. All Inn Ky roared home in his top 25.67 Shepparton win and he is a winning chance if he can settle in the top three. War Room comes here with very strong NSW form but he is going to need a lot of luck to be able to cross from the pink draw.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Jens and All In Ky

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

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

Trifecta: 2,3,5/2,3,5/2,3,5,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Mikie P Pretty Bride Cup Ht17:37 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING MAKKA (NSW)[5]23364NBTJ Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
2GREAT SPARTACUS [5]21162FSTDK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3REBELATION [5]5852434.64(7)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
4SIGN OF SNOW [5]2611334.58(2)A Langton (Anakie)
5APRIL ROSE [5]42543FSTDR Ashworth (Cowwarr)
6SPRING LEAF (NSW)[5]83642FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7GLOBAL LAD (TAS)[5]1372434.73(2)S Bull (Snake Valley)

Great Spartacus has been racing in much stronger company of late and he should make light work of these. In July he scored two brilliant Sandown wins over a similar trip and on both occasions he settled in the top two and he hit the line strongly. He is likely to start very short odds but he does look to be a moral.

Sign Of Snow beat two quality line-ups in his recent back to back Geelong wins and a repeat of those efforts would see him be a major player here. He is normally very quick to begin and after a flat spot mid race he will come again in the home straight. Rebelation showed signs of his best form two runs back when placed in good company and I would expect him to settle in the top three early.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Sultans Hot Rod Club7:57 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

1MICKY MAMBO [5]1666630.30(6)P Abela (Parwan)
2COCONUT GROVE [5]2165830.00(2)B Ennis (Lara)
3TRAIL BLAZING [5]2335430.41(8)T Womann (Lara)
4DUNSTALL [5]27837NBTJ Guy (Horsham)
5DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]3245230.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
6DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]3412430.32(1)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7UPSET BOY [5]47637NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
8RECKLESS BROWN [5]1431330.43(5)R Clark (Toolleen)

Reckless Brown is a faultless beginner and I expect him to carve up the field in the early stages. Last week he settled in second spot and he kept coming as they hit the line and he went down by a narrow margin. This race doesn’t feature a lot of early speed and so therefore with a cheap lead he should prove too strong for these.

Dyna Fancy is the only other runner with genuine early speed and she should get a nice sit behind Reckless Brown initially. I don’t think she can reel the leader in but she can definitely hold on for the quinella spot. Trail Blazing and Coconut Grove are going to be the two most fancied runners in the event, both have loads of talent but they require a heap of luck in running. Trail Blazing is the better chance of those two for mine, he has a good record here and he has a bit more natural early speed than Coconut Grove.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Reckless Brown and Dyna Fancy (more on Reckless Brown)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Hudson Pacific Ht28:19 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA FEARON [5]42216NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
2CAN CAN HURRICAN (NSW)[5]2421334.67(1)P Bouchier (Dennington)
3OSCAR KEEPING (NSW)[5]13345FSTDJ Cottrell (Langwarrin)
4DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]48145NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5SMOULDERING DOLL [5]53216FSTDD Murray (Napoleons)
6SISCO RAGE [5]22572NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
7HESSION BOOTS [5]4641134.64(4)R Clark (Toolleen)
8INFINITE WISH [5]32326NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Sisco Rage has been a tad disappointing of late but I’m willing to give him one more chance. Tonight he steps up to the more favourable 600m journey and he should be able to settle a lot closer to the early lead. He has slow beginners drawn all around him and he should sit outside Mepunga Fearon for most of the trip before putting pay to him as they turn for home.

Mepunga Fearon as stated previously should punch through and lead for most of the trip, I’m not convinced that he can run a strong 600m but he should be able to hold on for a place. Dyna Orion has experienced no luck in his four tries over this journey, however I believe that this is his ideal journey and with some luck initially he can make an impact. Oscar Keeping could be the smokey, he has some fast wins to his credit over 500m and he could be worth a saver bet if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Sisco Rage

Trifecta: 1,6/1,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

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

Exacta: 1,4,6/1,3,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Le Pine Funerals Final (gobis)8:40 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LADY GOLDENPAW [5]4654230.24(5)R Britton (Lara)
2RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]3711230.05(1)M Fearnley (Yinnar)
3SWEET DIVA [4]7614130.38(5)M Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA ALCHEMIST (NSW)[4]3625130.01(4)S Collins (Lara)
5MEPUNGA MOSS [4]1244130.13(7)J Britton (Anakie)
6WAYMORE’S BLUES [5]5546230.32(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
7OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[4]3323130.32(5)J Britton (Anakie)
8BLINDER [4]7833130.27(7)R Britton (Lara)

Quality final and it appears that Ruff Cut Diamond is poised to atone for her luckless heat effort last week. I’m anticipating that Lady Goldenpaw will have enough speed to hold them out early and that should allow Ruff Cut Diamond to get a great run through as they head through the bend, Sweet Diva who is drawn on her outer also likes to use a bit of the track so she will have everything in her favour. Two starts ago she set the track alight at Sandown with a 29.26 win and a repeat of that effort would see her go sub 29.80 here.

Dyna Alchemist finally delivered the goods last week and he should play a major role again. He is likely to settle just off the speed and he should make his move off the back straight. Mepunga Moss is another lid pinger and she must be included in your quaddies, if she happens to cross early she may just steal the prize.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Ruff Cut Diamond and Lady Goldenpaw

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2,4/1,2,4,5/1,2,4,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:57 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDAY SESS [5]36373FSTDD Murray (Napoleons)
2GOLD AFFAIR TWO [4]4766442.70(7)R Britton (Lara)
9GEORGIA’S OSTI (NSW)[5]Res.55566FSHM Niele (Berringa)
4AREJAY SMOKEY [5]53373NBTB Iredale (Pearcedale)
5FUNKY CHICKEN [5]24273NBTJ Guy (Horsham)
6PARIS SPARKS [4]8668143.15(7)D Pulis (Moe South)
7ZIPPING RORY (NSW)[4]3331742.17(6)B Dapiran (Northwood)
8ECHELONIC ACTION [5]41534NBTR Camilleri (Lara)

Echelonic Action has been far from disgraced in his two recent runs behind Champion stayer Xylia Allen and he will get his chance to score tonight. He has shown a lot more early dash in his most recent racing and he has appeared to hit the line in a much stronger manner. If he can step cleanly again he should be able to lead all the way at nice odds.

Zipping Rory blew away a quality line-up in his recent 41.67 Sandown Park win and he is the obvious danger. I would expect him to start short odds but he can miss the kick at times and if he does he will need to get a lot of luck in running. Funky Chicken is having his second try over this trip and he may be great value for the place, his recent efforts have suggested that this trip will suit.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Echelonic Action

Trifecta: 7,8/4,5,7,8/2,4,5,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

Exacta: 7,8/4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing And Sport Ht39:20 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SEE HIM FIRST [5]6718434.53(6)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
10CRACKERJACK BABE [5]Res.7287834.79(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
3MOOT POINT (NSW)[5]24423NBTM Carter (Violet Town)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]73624FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
5EMA’S PRINCESS (NSW)[5]2188234.65(6)R Britton (Lara)
7TWEAK [5]3353634.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
8DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]6131FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)

See Him First has come up with the gun draw and he should get every chance to lead all the way. Three starts ago he returned to form with a strong 29.72 Sandown Park win and he is better suited to this journey. There isn’t a lot of speed drawn directly outside and he should get all the favours.

Oakvale Destiny is making her middle distance debut and her racing pattern suggests that she will have no trouble with the extra journey. She is a Group One winner over the sprint trip and if she gets an ounce of luck at the first turn she should be in the finish. Dyna Glinda has loads of talent and she too is another who looks suited to this journey. The middle pin isn’t too bad a draw on the bend starts and she should be able to get out into some open space as they past the post the first time.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/2,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:42 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WOODNEAR (SA)[3]2362330.11(5)V Cotton (Elaine)
2HOSTILE (QLD)[4]5172129.94(1)D Beasley (Footscray West)
3ELITE DEVIL (QLD)[4]1421130.17(4)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
4WHODAT KNOCKIN’ [4]1811730.20(7)J Thompson (Pearcedale)
5SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[4]1411230.11(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
6CAMPASPE WILL [4]5563529.96(8)N Walls (Melton)
7DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]1144530.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
8MEPUNGA ARMAGH [3]1351329.86(8)J Britton (Anakie)

Mepunga Armagh is a gun sprinter and he will prove extremely hard to hold out based on his blistering 29.86 win here recently from this draw. He is a faultless beginner and with a couple of keen railers drawn underneath, he should get the perfect cart across as they approach the first turn. There are a couple of handy ones in this event so you might get $2.80 or better.

Samus Allen has won five of seven over this trip and she appears to be getting even better. Two starts ago she destroyed Mepunga Hayley at Cranbourne and she recorded a very quick first section. Whodat Knockin’ has really turned the corner since joining the Thompson kennel and he only needs a bit of luck in running to make an impact. Campaspe Will is the most talented runner in the event but from the awkward draw he will need a lot to go right. If he happens to come out cleanly he will be right in the mix.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 8/4,5,6/2,4,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 4,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,8/4,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Ajs Corporation Final10:05 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JULIE BALE (NSW)[5]1324134.58(2)S Collins (Lara)
2MYSTIC TWIST [5]4432134.63(8)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
3ALOTTA LUCK [5]16F32NBTG Jose (Catani)
4SILVER BRODIE (NSW)[5]F1542NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
5EVER ALERT [5]5645134.65(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6DEWANA BABE [5]4511134.66(7)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
7NUREYEV (NSW)[5]5351134.89(2)R Britton (Lara)
8ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]1631634.86(4)A Dailly (Anakie)

Very open race and I think we can find some value with Silver Brodie, last week he had to work overtime in the run and he still managed to find the line strongly. He has the ability to ping the lids and I can easily see him crossing and leading this field. On the bunny he is a very fast chaser and at double figure odds he will give a great sight.

Dewana Babe is a star stayer in the making and she has the ability to overcome the poor draw, she has been beginning a lot better of late and she may be able to settle just off the speed early. Julie Bale has turned in some monster efforts of late and she is drawn to be a major player again. She can bomb the start at times but from the red draw she should be able to hold a prominent spot as they negotiate the first turn. Alotta Luck was far from disgraced behind Julie Bale last week and she has the ability to cause a boil over.

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Silver Brodie

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Downtown Cleaning Ht410:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [5]2611534.61(2)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
2LENA ALLEN (NSW)[5]32153NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
3STAR DOLL [5]4261134.91(3)D Murray (Napoleons)
4TICK BALE (NSW)[5]52565NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
5PUNCH IT [5]53884NBTJ Collins (Lara)
6OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]5555334.63(1)R Britton (Lara)
7MEPUNGA TIARA [5]4111635.20(4)J Britton (Anakie)
8STARC (NSW)[5]37214NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Great line-up and I think Nockabout Aussie will get his chance to lead all the way and he may just give the 34 second barrier a nudge. He is one seriously fast chaser when on the bunny and from the red he may just get away a lot better than normal. There is a little bit of pace drawn on his outer but with an even getaway he should have enough natural speed to burn them off.

Tick Bale is much better than his recent form suggests and he is always a chance in this type of company. In recent times he has been racing in much stronger company and he should be able to regain some confidence. Mepunga Tiara is dropping back in distance and if she gains some luck in running she should be able to run home into a placing. Starc is well drawn out wide and stepping back up to a more suitable trip, he is must for your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Sky Racing10:42 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

1VELOCEMENTE [5]5571129.99(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
2SAPPORO (NZ)[5]5583329.82(4)T Womann (Lara)
3FLYING TWIST [5]7661330.11(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4MY KINDA MUSIC (NSW)[5]18263NBTA Pringle (Yetholme)
5HURRICANE HARLEY [5]24162FSHJ Holden (Nambrok)
6DYNA FULCRUM (NSW)[5]5333630.13(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
10DYNA OLSEN (NSW)[5]Res.16536NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
8SEARLE BALE (NSW)[5]4288730.08(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9WITCH BALE (NSW)[5]Res.5284230.20(6)M Delbridge (Balliang)

My Kinda Music got knocked over just as she crossing to the lead last week and she should be able to make amends tonight. Fort Allen is the only runner which can match her early and she should have no trouble holding him out. She will have derived a lot of benefit from her run here last week and with a trouble free run she should easily be able to break the 30 second barrier.

Searle Bale appears to be struggling for form at present but she does have the ability to ping the lids when drawn out wide. If she is crazy odds it may be worth having something small on her each way. Fort Allen has a top record here and he should match motors with the favourite for most of the trip. His last 50m is always a concern but he should be able to hold on for a place. Flying Twist is back in form and she can run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 4/3,7,8/1,3,6,7,8 ($12 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 4,7,8/3,4,7,8/1,3,4,7,8 ($27 for 100%)

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

 

Race 12 – 600M Grade 5 Heat Five – 11:00PM

Very intriguing race to wind up the night and it appears to be a battle between Dyna Perseus, Especially and Dream It. Dyna Perseus is one of the most gifted chasers in training and if he can step cleanly and lead he will run the hands off the clock. He can be very hit or miss early but with slow beginners drawn either side he should get every chance to find the early lead.

Dream It recorded a sizzling 34.17 Sandown Park win last month and he should get a nice cart across from the speedy Especially. There is no doubting his talent and he has scored some blistering wins here over the 525m journey, the only concern is that he may find it hard to avoid trouble from a wide draw on a bend start. Especially will settle on the speed and she has been racing well at Sandown over a similar journey.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 4,6,7/4,6,7/1,2,4,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/5,6,7/1,2,5,6,7 ($12 for 100%)

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

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

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

Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 16th 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. It’s a big night of racing at Wenty tonight and free bets make for good value!

Best Bet: Bet up at Sportingbet on Xtreme Knocka with your $700 free bet. Brad is very keen on this one tonight.
Race 1: Xtreme Knocka

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Inner City

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 6,7 – Leg 2: 3,4 – Leg 3: 1,4,6,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,3,5 – $60 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Schweppes Stakes7:30 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1XTREME KNOCKA526230.94Jason Fletcher
2GOLD MISS4371NBTMarie Burton
3SINGING SAMMY311730.65Ronald Bell
4MISS POCANO211630.08Justin King
5TIGGERLONG CHICK242730.13Kevin Keys
6KURMOND GODDESS3111NBTChristine Proctor
7VAPOUR EXPRESS362830.10Charlie Micallef
8TIGER TEAZE531430.43Ross Jones

Xtreme Knocka recently returned to the Jason Fletcher kennel and he debuted for them with a solid Bulli placing over 472m. Tonight he looks well placed in the red draw and he should be able to get a perfect sit behind expected leaders Gold Miss and Miss Pocano. He is a super talent when on song and if you can get $2.40 or better that is pinching money.

Miss Pocano scored a smart 30.08 win here recently and she should be in the mix again. She has very good box manners and in her recent victory she posted a more than handy 5.46 to the first marker. Tiggerlong Chick has been placed in six of her past eight starts and she isn’t too badly drawn in the middle. She likes to use a bit of the track and once she gets some open galloping room I expect her to hit the line nicely.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xtreme Knocka

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

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

Exacta: 1/2,4,5 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Macro Meats Gourmet Game Stakes7:50 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LE BURGLAR322629.95Pauline Moran
2WATCH ME IGNITE186130.56Kayla-jane Coleman
3BILLY BOWLEGS112229.97Harry Sarkis
4MAZZY STAR523430.12Ronald Bell
5RHINO COLLISION314429.89David Duncan
6COSMIC ANGEL416130.22Anthony Azzopardi
7MOHAWK KOOL631630.08Mary Wright
8GOT THE LIFE458429.89Christopher Carl

Cosmic Angel overcame some early difficulties when scoring here last week in 30.22 and with some luck early he should be able to go back to back. He is normally a much better beginner and if he can step away cleanly he should have no trouble crossing and if he does find the early lead a sub 29.90 run isn’t beyond him.

Billy Bowlegs is the most talented chaser in the event but his lack of early speed can sometimes be an issue. Four starts ago he set the Dapto track alight with a blistering 29.78 win after pouncing on the bunny early, if he can get some room in the first 50m he will prove very hard to hold out. Le Burglar has finally drawn a box and he should be able to settle much closer to the speed tonight. He isn’t as brilliant as the other two mentioned but he makes fewer mistakes in the run.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Angel

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

Exacta: 1,3,6/1,3,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 3The Destroy Douggy Derby8:10 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER MOZZ165229.93Kristy Sultana
2WOODS717530.05Marie Burton
3MISS SUEKO244429.67Justin King
4AVONDALE ZENA647629.86Ronald Bell
5SWIFT INDIAN136130.00Maureen West
6KNOT TELLING YA464830.01Marie Burton
7HERE’S SKEETA562230.16Ronald Alcock
8RITZA RAIDER373429.79Mark Gatt

Miss Sueko has been taking on the state’s best chasers of late and she should appreciate the enormous drop in class tonight. Prior to her recent defeats, she had burst onto the scene with three consecutive wins here with two of them being in sub 29.70. In recent times she had been showing good early speed but was continually getting crowded at the first bend, Avondale Zena is the only runner in this event which can go with her early but she should have enough pace to hold her out.

Ritza Raider is another who has been racing without luck and from the pink box he should be able to regain some confidence. He has a great record here and he has terrific track sense, so if he can get through the first bend unscathed he should be in the finish.

Avondale Zena will settle on the speed and therefore she must be included in your exotics bets.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Miss Sueko

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

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

Trifecta: 3/4,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Bourkeys Final Fling Stakes8:27 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CREEPY COUPE124529.71Adam Wade
2SUGAR RAY LEE653129.95Peter Lagogiane
3EXPLOSIVE EBONY137130.15Walter Simmons
4MY AWESOME OPAL523329.91Marie Burton
5BOBBY BLANCO846429.90Dean Swain
9SHERLOCK378830.11Ronald Alcock
7INNER CITY612130.01Christine Proctor
8LONGNECK411230.11Christine Proctor

I keep making excuses for him but last week My Awesome Opal was desperately unlucky. After an average get away he appeared to clip heals and spear wider than he normally would through the first turn, however after all of this trouble he still managed to hit the line hard which differs from his normal race pattern. Tonight I’m willing to give him one more chance, so I’m hoping he can step cleanly and use his natural speed to lead at the first bend. This isn’t an overly strong race so if he leads he should be able to hold on.

Creepy Coupe has the class edge and although he likes to scout wide, he is actually well drawn in the red. From the red I would expect him to anticipate the start a little better and he is capable of reeling off slick sectionals when given room to move early. Bobby Blanco is the run on dog in the event, he is likely to get too far back early but he should run home into second or third spot.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Each Way My Awesome Opal

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

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,5,7

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,7/1,4,5,7,8 ($27 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Tab.com.au Stakes8:49 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $8,550 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,000 2nd: $1,700 3rd: $850.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CYCLONE SIMONE114642.62Majella Ferguson
2HAYDEN HAIR582342.65Peter Quinton
3BILLY STYLE433442.62Troy Macdonald
4JOANE151242.77Christine Proctor
6PUMPED UP ZARR113242.23Neil Staines
7HOUGENIE6713NBTPeter Ruetschi
8LITTLE RUM676242.73Peter Akers

Hougenie scored a brilliant 41.95 Albion Park win recently and she appears perfectly placed out wide. She is making her Wentworth Park debut so she will need some luck as they negotiate the first turn but if she can step on terms she should be able to burn them off. There isn’t a lot of depth in this event so with a clear run she should get the cash.

Pumped Up Zarr was placed in last week’s State Distance Championship Final and he will be suited by the empty draw directly underneath. Although he came from behind last week, he normally shows a bit more early dash so I would expect him to be a bit more prominent early. Cyclone Simone is drawn to settle in the top two but she really struggle in the final 70m, she can maybe hold on for a place.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hougenie

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

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

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

Trifecta: 7/1,4,6/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Petsnacks.com.au Stakes9:12 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GIVE YOU CREDIT2X14NBTPeter Ruetschi
2GRADENCE323529.76Mark Gatt
3CAWBOURNE WHIP381229.38Jodie Lord
4RUE DE KAHN216329.64Dean Swain
6TAKE IT ALL122729.75Doreen Drynan
7RAINCHECK724329.87Peter Lagogiane
8ZOLA ICON286129.90Robert Sullivan

Quality line-up which sees Rue De Kahn return to her favourite track. She has been missing the kick of late, however I’m anticipating that she will step a lot better tonight. When she comes out well she is capable of reeling off blistering sectionals and she has posted a breathtaking 29.64 here previously. From the middle pin tonight and due to this being quite a strong race, I think she may go around at big over’s.

Cawbourne Whip was enormous when going down narrowly to Zipping Willow here last week and with some luck in the first 50m she should be in the finish again. Gradence as per usual will be hitting the line hard and say back me next time, however he always finds one better in this class, so it may be worth anchoring him for third and fourth in your exotic bets. Take It All is slowly returning to his best and he might be good value for the place in this.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rue De Kahn

Trifecta: 4/2,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

First Four: 3,4,6/3,4,6/2/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 3,4,6/3,4,6/Field/2 ($30 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Xmas Function Bookings Now Open …9:35 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SWAN’S MAVIS212429.92Dean Swain
2BAZ WILL ROCK357129.89Christine Proctor
3HURRICANE MAYBE175330.10Brian Barton
4AVONDALE CHARM177429.68Ronald Bell
5LINSKI484130.30John Ayoub
6QUEEN CHARLIE721130.12Leo Vanderburg
7COOLABAH JET176329.97Jodie Lord
8SHANLYN PATCH412629.95Jason Fletcher

Swan’s Mavis has come up with the coveted red draw and on her recent form she will take a power of beating. Two starts ago she led them up and she made gun chaser Cawbourne Whip work hard for victory. She should be able to hold them out at the first turn and at $4 or better she is great value.

Shanlyn Patch does his best racing from wide draws and he has won three of his five tries here. If he can get away on terms with them he should be a major player throughout. Avondale Charm has loads of talent but she will need all the breaks from the awkward draw. Queen Charlie has been racing in great form and although she is stepping up in distance she should be very competitive.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Swan’s Mavis

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Aaa Radiator Specialist Sprinter…9:57 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $11,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,000 3rd: $1,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUPERCELL332330.11Mary Wright
2HECTOR KAHN182229.88Dean Swain
3LANI BANARNI611129.72Charlie Gatt
4READY TO RIOT575129.71Anthony Azzopardi
5MY BOY SNOOP414229.73Anthony Azzopardi
6TAUTOLOGY151329.95Steven White
7MINZA RED ONE621229.77Charlie Gatt
8FLYING MORSON125330.04Justin King

Lani Banarni has returned to racing in devastating fashion and she should make it four in a row. In her three runs back from a spell she has stepped cleanly on each occasion and last week she did at both ends when she powered to the line in a sizzling 29.72. With two slow beginners drawn on her outside she should get plenty of room early and it should be game over soon after.

My Boy Snoop is a gun chaser but his lack of early speed always makes him a risk. He has won here previously in 29.70 and if he can somehow get through the first turn unscathed he should be able to make an impact. Supercell has the good draw and from the red he may be able to anticipate the start a little better, he is a very fast chaser on his night and he if Lani Banarni misses the kick he may just cause a boil over.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3/1,3/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 9Download ‘the Dogs’ App Today St…10:17 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE COBRA242530.00Jodie Lord
2EMILY’S SWEET112430.50Barry Howell
3HILDA’S BOY271530.42Mario Abela
4ETON GOLD254230.36Marie Burton
5ARE JIP141430.01Kristy Sultana
6DEVINE AWE113130.02Patrick Parrelli
7TURBO VAPOUR235730.37Charlie Micallef
8GAZMICK’S GIFT3X4630.58Marie Burton

Are Jip produced an enormous performance to score here last week and with an ounce of luck initially he should score again. He is still learning to race but it appears he has natural track sense and he should continue to get better with every run. There is plenty of speed drawn in the four, so he should be able to get a nice cart across in the early stages.

Cawbourne Cobra is yet to win here in 12 tries but she has put in some big runs when placed. From the red he should get a clear run initially and she gets her chance to break through here. Eton Gold should set the pace but he is likely to fold up in the final 50m. This will be his fourth 500m run so he may be a little stronger in the run home tonight. Devine Awe rounds out the winning chances, he has been placed in seven of nine tries here and he is likely to settle in the top three early.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5,6/Field ($24 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 10Www.wentworthpark.com.au Stakes10:35 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FATHER SKEETA731130.09Leslie Dennis
2ASIA’S BABE863629.89Marie Burton
3TIGER THE WEAPON521430.06Frank Hurst
4MIRROR REFLECTON1X4630.27John Buckley
5CAWBOURNE POWER324229.78Jodie Lord
6GLORIFIED GEE815330.31Marie Burton
7I’M A PEDRO726530.00Brett May
9PAST A JOKE6371NBTRonald Bell

Father Skeeta has always had a huge amount of talent and he showed it at Gosford last time when scoring in a blistering 29.68. From the same draw tonight, I would expect him to either lead or sit just behind Bearded Midget early and he should then give her windburn off the back straight, a sub 29.80 is not beyond him with a trouble free run.

Bearded Midget should cross to an easy lead and she should be much better for her effort her last week where she folded up approaching the home turn. I don’t think she can hold on for the win but she should hang on for a place. Asia’s Babe is much better than her form suggests and being a keen railer she should get every chance from the two box. If she goes round at ridiculous odds she is worth an each way ticket.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Jump The Queue Chasing National Glory For Charity In WA

Jump The Queue faces the biggest race of her career in the WA National Sprint Championship Final on Saturday night at Cannington. Win, loose or draw she will be doing it for a good cause, a charity of the Puppy Club’s choice.

Trainer Peter Hepple has had a long lasting affiliation with the Greyhounds WA Puppy Club programme, which is aimed at involving youth in the greyhound industry. The added bonus with the Puppy Club is that the money won by their greyhounds is donated to a charity of their choice.

Last week Jump The Queue made it into the WA National Sprint Championship Final over the 530 metre distance by running fourth in the first of two qualifying heats. She exited out of box seven and as anticipated went straight to the early lead. The little brindle chaser was unable to hold onto the lead with Star Recall, Luba Monelli and Zelemar Fever showcasing enough strength to run over the top of her.

“She is only a tiny little thing and is real quick early, she is probably the quickest dog consistently out of the boxes. Every time we pray and hope that she hangs on for either first second third or fourth.” Trainer Peter Hepple explained.

Little she is, at just 25kg Jump The Queue is lucky that she has explosive speed out of the boxes that prevents her from finding trouble throughout the race.

“You would rather be in front then behind, you’re basically on your own doing a solo trial. I always pray for interference with the dogs sitting behind her, but I don’t like good dogs getting hurt, especially in this state where we only have a few.”

“My little bitch does everything right for the first three sections but it’s just the last she gets tired. She hasn’t got the ability to keep going to run the 30.20, 30.30 times.”

Jump The Queue and her litter have won over $100,000 in name of the Puppy Club which has been distributed to charities including the Make-A-Wish foundation and the Centre for Cerebral Palsy.

The rest of the litter include Charity Earner, who is looking to increase her prizemoney to over $20,000 with a win on Saturday night at Cannington in the Best 8 WA bred Canning Final. Lindback is looking to do the same on Wednesday night at Cannington and Nice Lil’ Earner, who is due to make a comeback in a month after suffering a tendon injury in February.

At 8.30pm on Saturday night the Puppy Club’s support and attention will be on Jump The Queue, who will be wearing the pink rug in the WA National Sprint Final. Her opposition is extremely talented and it’s more than a tough ask for Hepple’s little star to make it through to represent WA in the National Sprint Final next week.

“I still think she can lead to the first peg, if there is carnage on the first bend then we can win it but she isn’t as quick overall as the other dogs.”

Hepple believes that On Coin is the dog to beat in the final despite having to exit from box five.

“He (On Coin) is the only WA bred dog to break the 30 second barrier. I hope he wins for John Crossley, but I won’t tell him that!” Hepple laughed.

“I think who ever gets in will be a great chance of winning the final. To be in this race you have to be a classy type dog, and you have to do everything right.”

The field for the WA National Sprint Final is bursting with talent, with the box draw looking to play a large role in how the race is going to pan out. The prices are Centrebet’s latest fixed odds.

Zelemar Fever has received box one for trainer Linda Britton and is paying $3.30 for the win. Her form of late hasn’t been up to the standard she was producing at the start of the year, but she is back in her favourite box so anything could happen. She is capable of breaking the 30 second barrier, making her the second fastest dog in the race.

Luba Monelli is jumping from box two and is currently paying $16.00 for trainer David Hobby. Last week saw her return after four months on the sidelines in fine form, finishing second behind Star Recall. The run last week will do her good so she is in with a good chance, especially jumping from the inside box.

Star Recall for trainer Linda Britton is jumping from box three paying around the $2.70 mark. Last week she won more than convincingly in 30.35 from box eight. It will be a great test seeing her come up against On Coin and she will need to jump a little better then last week to lead the field early, especially with Jump The Queue in the race. A front position for Star Recall on the home turn will be essential for her, with On Coin more than likely storming home.

Gomes is jumping out of box four for Linda Britton and is paying $23.00 for the win. He’s been in surprisingly good form lately against some top chasers. The class of dog is very high in this field but you can’t rule the veteran out, because when you do he usually pulls out an exceptional performance.

On Coin for trainer John Crossley has the squeeze box and will more then likely start around $2.30 favourite. His form of late is almost faultless, his box manners have improved and he is strong to the finishing line. On Coin is the fastest WA bred dog going around at the moment and will be a serious contender if he makes it through to next weeks National Sprint.

Freeway Force for Keith Harding will jump from box six and looks to be the long shot of the field and is currently paying $34.00 to take out the race. It’s going to take a lot to go wrong with the amount of talent in the race for Freeway Force to come away with the win.

You Can Dream is jumping from box seven for trainer Dennis Calleja and is paying $23.00. She is another long shot in this classy field and will need to get to the lead early to have any hope of taking the race out.

Jump The Queue is set to pay $9.00 for the win. She will be the likely leader of the field even from box eight. She will need trouble behind if she is to hold on to the lead for the victory.

Reserves

Deyna is the first reserve for trainer Linda Britton. He isn’t in the league of these chasers and if he gets a start I can’t see him taking out the race.

Black Dymas is the second reserve for Jason Stuart. He has been racing in top company of late and hasn’t been able to come away with a win. If he is to get a start in the final it unlikely the outcome will change.

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