Greyhound Racing | Australian Greyhound Racing News, Tips, Betting, Box Draws & Sales » Greyhound Racing Greyhound Racing Tips | Greyhound Racing | Australian Greyhound Racing News, Tips, Betting, Box Draws & Sales Australian greyhound racing news, greyhound betting, greyhound tips, greyhound sales and fields and box draws. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:13:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wentworth Parks Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview November 29 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:13:33 +0000 Should be a great night of racing the Harbour City with heats of the Group Three Summer Cup. Hopefully we can get you a few winners before the heats kick off.

Best Bet:

Race 3: Zipping Maggie

Best Value:

Race 10: Kurmond Goddess


Leg 1: 2 – Leg 2: 1,6,8 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,4,5 – Leg 4: 1,3,6,8

$60 for 100%

Race No. 1Distance Challenge F7:30 PM
5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,285 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.


1POPPY’S JESS2848NBTMark Davidson
3BILLABONG GROVE626843.05Terrence Stewart
4OUR ARCHIE636543.31Timothy Murray
5GEE SOMEBODY235242.83Anthony Hardaker
6VICTORY BELLE322542.55Gregory Adamthwaite
8ZIPPING GRACE512142.59Trevor Jones
9GOLDEN GATE5325NBTErnest Borg
10MY MISS DIVA363642.68John James

Victory Belle hasn’t had much luck in her previous efforts over this journey and this is probably the weakest event she has contested here. She is normally a very good beginner and an even getaway should see her lead from go to whoa.

Zipping Grace appears to be the obvious danger, she posted a strong 42.62 Richmond win last time out and she appears to be going from strength to strength over the longer journeys. The pink draw should suit and she should match motors with Victory Belle for most of the trip.

Midnight Ripple is highly talented when on song and if she can settle in first half of the field she should be right in the mix.

Midnight Cuddle rounds out the chances, she got a little tired in her 700m debut last time but she should be much better for that effort and I’m expecting her to hit the line a little better tonight.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Victory Belle with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 6/2,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 2Macro Meats Gourmet Game Maiden …7:52 PM
M event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $11,855 Prizemoney.
1st: $10,000 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.


1ENTREATY53130.36Harry Sarkis
2COUNTRY FOX130.35Neil Staines
3ZIPPING EASTWOOD130.58Peter Lagogiane
4WHAT MAGIC238130.78Jason Laurence
5TWO PARTS FREAK130.59Phillip Wall
6OPUS FORTE354130.18Luke Azzopardi
7SUDDEN OUTBURST555130.56Harry Sarkis
8LACHLAN ROCKET344130.27Anthony Gannon
9WINSOME JENNY22230.37Melinda Finn
10ZIPPING CARTER230.40Peter Lagogiane

Very tough maiden final to assess and I’ve gone with the early speed of Two Parts Freak. Prior to winning here last week she had posted two impressive trial performances at Maitland. Last week in her heat she pinged the lids and reeled off a very slick first sectional, she then appeared to get lost on the turns and then balanced up again in the straight, so I’m expecting her to improve a lot on her time of 30.59.

Country Fox won his heat in commanding fashion and he should be a major player again. Last week he posted speedy sectionals throughout before stopping the clock in 30.35, if he can repeat that performance again he should be there at the end.

Entreaty has the good draw and she improved to score here last week in 30.36. The red draw should allow her to hold a prominent position early and she appears to be fairly strong in the run home.

Zipping Eastwood rounds out the chances, his 30.58 heat time wasn’t that impressive but he did overcome difficulties in the run and he would have derived a lot of benefit from that effort.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Two Parts Freak with Sportingbet

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,3,5 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2,5/1,2,3,5 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 3Schweppes Summer Cup H8:08 PM
NG event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $8,550 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,000 2nd: $1,700 3rd: $850.


1MY MISS DIVA363642.68John James
2JOANE241442.40Christine Proctor
3MY BOY BRODIE3132NBTMick Player
4ZIPPING MAGGIE642441.78Peter Dapiran
6PUMPED UP ZARR511142.07Neil Staines
7AVONDALE MAURICK614342.34Ronald Bell
8GRETA’S RESCUE321242.27Rodney Mcdonald

Zipping Maggie has been taking on the nation’s best stayers of late and she has been far from disappointing. Tonight she returns to a track where she has tasted her biggest success and if she gets anywhere near her breathtaking 41.78 PB, its hard to see anything getting near her. In her most recent racing she has been getting pressured very early in her races, tonight’s race lacks a lot of depth so she should get a cheap lead and it’s hard to run her down when she is dictating the terms.

Joane has been sharpened up by two 520m runs here of late and her record over this journey with eight placings from nine runs speaks for itself. Tonight I’m expecting her to settle in around third or fourth position and she should make a very strong move mid race.

Pumped Up Zarr is flying and he should be in the mix throughout, his effort to score here last week in 42.07 was eye catching. My only concern with him tonight is there is a bit of speed drawn around him so he will need to do everything right in the early stages.

Greta’s Rescue rounds out the place hopes, she should finish off nicely and if there is some shuffling up front she might be able to sneak into third spot.

Top Four: 4 – 2 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Zipping Maggie with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 4/2,6,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 4Schweppes Summer Cup H8:29 PM
NG event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $8,550 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,000 2nd: $1,700 3rd: $850.


1SWEET IT IS112141.78Darren Mcdonald
2ZIPPING RORY721X41.75Bethany Dapiran
4DUSTY MOONSHINE113641.86Denice Warren
5BEKS2415NBTPatrick Bouchier
7LUZAKA ICON572342.55Marien Sullivan
8RARAMURI133242.15Ian Morgan

The world’s best stayer at present Sweet It Is looks a moral and the $1.30 is probably big over’s. The small field should suit tonight and with a fair getaway she probably has a chance of settling in about fourth spot. She has turned in some enormous performances of late and as long as she stays on her feet she should win.

Zipping Rory is a bold front running stayer and he set the track alight when winning at The Meadows two runs back in 42.46. He should be able to find the lead again tonight and he has posted a blistering 41.75 here previously.

Dusty Moonshine is a promising stayer but she is probably a little short of this class at present, she should be in the mix for most of the trip and she might be able to hold on for a place.

Beks is very strong and if he handles the track at his first look he should run a bottler, his racing pattern doesn’t make things easy for him but he is in good form and racing with confidence.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2 & 5 ($2 for 100%)

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

Race No. 5Will Neal’s Final Flurry Stakes8:50 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.


1LET IT DEVELOP527330.25Jodie Lord
2WHITTAKER511230.53Julie Fletcher
3KASINDA335830.35Owen Langley
4BOSS ELECTRO1X41NBTMajella Ferguson
6ODD SOX413830.46Ronald Bell
7BUNDY BEAR424730.05Mark Davidson
8MR EMGRAND542530.13Luke Azzopardi

Another shortie but he too looks a moral. Whittaker has scored some devastating wins in his brief career to date and he appears drawn to get all the breaks behind the red as they run into the first turn. He didn’t have much luck in his debut here and he should be a lot better for the experience around the circuit, he can be a bit hit or miss early but he has a ridiculous turn of foot and he will put himself into contention after a couple of strides.

Let It Develop has the good draw and he should lead for a long way, last week he went a slick 5.44 to the first marker and he led right up until the shadows of the post. I dont think he can win but he should be able to hold on for some minor money.

Mr Emgrand is highly capable on his day and he must be included in your exotic bets, he has been missing the kick of late but from the pink he should get plenty of room to muster speed.

Bundy Bear is much better than his form reads and with some luck early he too can threaten for a trifecta spot.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 2/1,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. Stakes9:08 PM
FFA event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.


1BESSY BOO325429.71Christine Proctor
2NAGINI272630.11Ronald Bell
3KNOT TELLING YA222129.75Marie Burton
4RAINCHECK261229.87Peter Lagogiane
5RITZA HATTIE153229.47Mark Gatt
6ANYTHING LESS321229.56John Finn
7FIRE ELUSIVE123229.73Mark Moroney
8ZIPPING WILLOW114129.35Jason Mackay

Great race again and although I am a massive fan of Anything Less, I’ve decided to go with the well drawn Zipping Willow. She has won a staggering 18 of her 24 tries here and she beat a similar field here last week in a sizzling 29.65. From the pink she should be able to drive across and find the early lead and in the past she has been almost impossible to reel in.

Anything Less is a freak and one out he is probably the fastest chaser in the land. From box six he will need a few things to go his way but if he can get balanced up he will take it right up to Zipping Willow.

Bessy Boo has the good draw and he rarely runs a bad race, he should be able to settle mid field and when the gaps open up off the back straight he should start to make his move.

Ritza Hattie is the only other winning hope, she is racing a tad below her best at present but if she found her best form she is more than capable of matching it with the two favourites.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Zipping Willow with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. Stakes9:27 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.


1COOLABAH JET413329.79Jodie Lord
2INTERROGATED312629.83Michelle Shambler
3ZIPPING TARN142229.81Jason Mackay
4CAWBOURNE KAYONO411230.10Jodie Lord
5INNER CITY173229.93Christine Proctor
6PIERRO KADE315230.22Jodie Lord
7GLAMOROUS OPAL123430.05Carol Hudson
8HEROIC AVENGER524130.60Michelle Shambler

Zipping Tarn appears to be improving with every run at present and I can see her leading all the way in this event. Last time out she matched motors with the exciting Lady Ronray for most of the trip and she went down by less than two lengths in extremely fast time. With a clean getaway tonight she should assume control early on and from there on it should be a procession.

Inner City was far from disgraced in his placing here last week and with some luck early he shouldn’t be too far away, he likes to get wide at the first bend, so as long as Pierro Kade stays out of his way he should be fine.

Coolabah Jet must be considered from the red, she has been racing in consistent style here of late and three starts ago she went very quick early when winning here in 29.80.

Cawbourne Kayono is the only other winning prospect, he races best when on the bunny and he has more than enough speed to cross in the early stages.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Race No. 8Aaa Radiator Specialists Stakes9:45 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.


1SOARING EAGLE152329.89Marie Burton
2MY AWESOME OPAL164X29.91Marie Burton
3SMASHING SALLY822129.97Neil Falk
4WOODS754330.05Marie Burton
5RUN VELOCETTE114229.92Earl Schmidt
6TO A TEE451130.01Harry Sarkis
7PADDY’S DEVIL814629.76Patrick Byrne
8TAKE IT ALL852729.75Doreen Drynan

Soaring Eagle was a little disappointing here last week but I’m willing to give him one more chance. With a wide runner drawn on his outside, if he can get away cleanly he should be able to boot through early and zip away as the check runs wide at the first bend. He isn’t overly strong but he can find a fair bit when he lands on the bunny early in his races.

Take It All has the perfect draw and he has been charging home in his most recent racing, he is likely to get back again but this race features quite a few front runners and he should be there to pick them off late in the race.

Smashing Sally returned to form in fine style with a dazzling 29.73 Dapto win last time out. On that occasion the highly promising Whittaker had every chance to reel her in but she was far too strong.

To A Tee is the up and comer in the event and although he is drawn poorly he must still be respected, he can be slow to begin but he picks himself up quickly and with some luck at the first turn he should be there at the end.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Soaring Eagle with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 9Bohemia Crystal Stakes10:05 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.


1BLACK BRONCO325630.23Christine Proctor
2CHARLEES JACKPOT834430.62Todd Barnes
3SMOOTH REBEL411730.21Kenneth Staines
4JEFFY GEE2324NBTJason Laurence
6OBAN364330.16Jodie Lord
7BLACK JACK BILLY545129.95Luke Azzopardi
8APIDRA’S DOUBLE261230.97Gary Smith

Black Jack Billy returned to his best form at Bathurst last time out when scoring a sizzling 30.01 victory, on that occasion he began cleanly and was never in doubt, if he can turn in a similar effort tonight he will take a power of beating. With a keen railer drawn underneath and slow beginner on his outside he should be afforded all the breaks as they head into the first turn.

Oban has displayed some solid early speed in her recent efforts here of late and with the empty draw underneath she should get every chance to roll across to the early lead, in doing so she will probably bring the favourite across with her but she should still make the top pick work hard for a win.

Black Bronco has the good draw and he has been placed in six of 12 over this trip. From the red he should be able to hold a prominent position early and he will be quite strong in the run to the line.

Jeffy Gee rounds out the chances, he can show early speed in his races and if he happens to hold them out he could give them something to catch.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Black Jack Billy with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. Stakes10:25 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.


1JACK KADE216530.10Jodie Lord
2GOTTA PLAN452430.41Jodie Lord
3SEVEN JACKS125130.02David Taylor
4KURMOND GODDESS244329.94Christine Proctor
5ETON GOLD666X30.36Marie Burton
6THREE MUGS IN711530.40Justin King
7LORELLA FIRE556130.28Troy Halligan
8SHEBA’S DIVA111830.25Michelle Shambler

Jack Kade isn’t the strongest chaser in the field but from the red he should hold the early lead and he tends to find a fair bit when he is on the bunny. Three starts back he led all the way in a solid 30.10 and I think if he holds them out again tonight he could probably get down to the 30 flat mark.

Seven Jacks set the track alight at Gosford last time with a sizzling 29.50 victory and if he brings that form to Wentworth Park he will give a great sight.

Gotta Plan has struggled here previously but he does have a heap of ability and if he gets the breaks mid race he can play a part at nice odds, he has scored some slick provincial wins but he just hasn’t been able to bring that form to town.

Kurmond Goddess has been racing well here of late and she was narrowly beaten by the in form Bad Boy Sniper here last week, she has the speed to settle in the top two early and she will definitely give them something to catch.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Jack Kade and Kurmond Goddess with Sportingbet

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

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

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

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The Meadows Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview November 29 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:50:02 +0000 A great night of racing around the country, lets see what winners we can find you at The Meadows.

Best Bet:

Race 3: Star Recall

Best Value:

Race 2: Ronaldo Magic


Leg 1: 1,3,4,6,8 – Leg 2: 3,5,6,7,8 – Leg 3: 4,7 – Leg 4: 3,4,8

$150 for 100%

Race No. 1The Brett (bj) Graham Cup7:14 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1HILDA’S BEST (NSW)[5]11342NBTR Britton (Lara)
2LOVES IT [5]26216NBTG Orr (Newborough)
3DYNA CHASER (NSW)[5]3535830.35(1)S Collins (Lara)
4HASHTAG SELFIE [5]6231730.21(3)R Britton (Lara)
5TANTRUM TOMMY [5]3625730.42(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
6OUSAI BALE (NSW)[5]6645730.26(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
7ELECTRIC STAR (QLD)[5]18FSHA Pringle (Yetholme)
8MEPUNGA MIA [5]1171830.01(1)J Britton (Anakie)
9LITTLE POOKIE [5]Res.15T54NBTT Galea (Brookfield)
10WHY NOT FRANKLIN [5]Res.72231FSHW Gray (Wendouree)

Mepunga Mia has won three of her six starts to date in impressive fashion and one of those victories came here in a very zippy 30.01. On that occasion she flew to the first turn and she increased her lead with every stride before going on to score by a whopping 13 lengths. She is better suited to a rails draw but she has a heap of natural early speed and she should have enough zip to get across.

Hilda’s Best is another who is armed with early speed and he has the advantage of the red draw. He lacks the talent of Mepunga Mia but if he can hold them out early he might be able to build up a nice lead mid race.

Dyna Chaser is much better than his recent form reads and if he is given some room in the early stages he will take a power of beating. Lately his slow starts have cost him dearly, so he will need to mend his box manners.

Electric Eagle is the interesting runner, she is in good hands and she comes here with strong NSW trial and race form.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Mia with Sportingbet

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

Exacta: 1,3,8/1,3,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

Race No. (1-4 Wins) Final7:37 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.


1IRISH ASTERIA (NSW)[5]73624NBTR Dunne (St Albans)
2HALLELUJAH LUCY [5]6131130.12(7)G Kantzidis (Bundoora)
3DUOMO BALE (NSW)[5]1311130.26(7)J Hunt (Lara)
4SAM TOOCAN [5]6262130.37(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5RONALDO MAGIC [5]15423NBTS Clarke (Tooradin)
6SETSUNA BALE (NSW)[5]3254130.46(5)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7EMRYS [5]4151130.61(7)M Briganti (Tuerong)
8WATCH MY PATH (NSW)[5]3252130.51(5)C Treherne (Lara)
9JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[5]Res.523F230.56(7)S Collins (Lara)
10HILDA’S BEST (NSW)[5]Res.11342NBTR Britton (Lara)

Very good race and I think we can find some value with the highly talented Ronaldo Magic. He was run down in his heat but on that occasion he was slow to begin and he had to work overtime mid race to get into contention. He is normally a much better beginner than that and if he can step cleanly tonight he has a great chance of leading and he will be running time on the lure.

Duomo Bale appears to be the real deal having won six of his first seven starts. He is obviously a major contender again tonight but there is a fair bit of speed in this event and he will need a few things to go his way in the initial stages.

Hallelujah Lucy showed smart early speed in her top 30.12 heat win and a repeat of that effort will see her feature again.

Setsuna Bale could be the value in the event, she stormed home to win her heat and although she is going to be better suited over longer trips in the future, she can still run home into a place tonight.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ronaldo Magic with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 3Craigieburn Superules Ht17:58 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.


1MAHALO [5]54531FSTDC Hayes (Mill Park)
2TYRA GISELLE (NSW)[5]41516FSTDT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
3DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]3564734.81(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
4GRAND LEGACY [5]42643FSTDP Dapiran (Northwood)
5GALLOPING ROCKY [5]3446334.55(5)R Conway (Bunyip)
6RAZLDAZL PACINO (GA)[5]11121FSHK Greenough (Pearcedale)
7STAR RECALL (WA)[5]18817FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
8PETER PETTIGREW [5]24532NBTL Cockerell (Buckley)
9BAMBINA [5]Res.2745534.88(5)B Dapiran (Northwood)
10CHEAP CURRENCY [5]Res.23425FSTDK Mugavin (Killarney)

Star Recall is a star sprinter and she shouldn’t have too much trouble with the step up to 600m. She recently contested the Group One Melbourne Cup Final and she appears to have panels on these. Being a fast beginner, she should be able to burn them off in the first 40m and she should set up a mammoth lead mid race.

Grand Legacy is an interesting runner, he has the ability to ping the lids and he has proven in the past that he is capable of running time on the bunny. If you go back through his form, he has a blistering 25.14 Ballarat win to his credit and that type of effort would see him be highly competitive in this.

Dyna Orion is dropping back to a more suitably journey tonight and if the two front runners have trouble running out the journey, he should be waiting to pick them off in the home straight. He needs a few things to go his way but if the gaps open at the right time he can feature at nice odds.

Razldazl Pacino is an intriguing runner, he hails from Ireland and he is now in the care of Kelvyn Greenough, his numeric form in his homeland reads well and I’m sure that his connections would have him primed for a bold first up showing.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Star Recall with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 7/3,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 4Ajs Corporation Ht28:20 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.


1TICK BALE (NSW)[5]65434NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
2JUST DUCAL [5]15565FSTDJ Roberts (Devon Meadows)
3SPACE STAR (NSW)[5]53212FSHR Britton (Lara)
4MYSTIC TWIST [5]7371734.63(8)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
5APRIL ROSE [5]71227NBTR Ashworth (Cowwarr)
6ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]3853234.61(5)P Dapiran (Northwood)
7WHY NOT WAYNE [5]3112834.77(3)W Gray (Wendouree)
8TOMMY EL [5]42362NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
9CHEAP CURRENCY [5]Res.23425FSTDK Mugavin (Killarney)
10LEKTRA KELLY [5]Res.31335NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Another good race and I think the likely favourite Space Star is the lay of the night. I am his biggest fan but I think the bend start and the inside draw are big disadvantages and he is going to be giving some talented chasers an almighty head start.

Mystic Twist should settle in the top two and she has won here previously in solid time. Two starts back she beat Blinker’s On at Sandown over 715m and her first 600m of that race was super impressive.

Tick Bale has shown a little bit of improvement in recent weeks and the red draw is a big plus for him. From the inside he should be able to poke through early and settle in a much more prominent position, he has proven in the past that he is capable of running very fast splits when given room to gallop.

Space Star is an absolute freak and if he gets through the first turn unscathed he will simply win, however his racing pattern suggests that he will get spat out the back early and he will need a lot of things to go his way.

April Rose is another who will settle on the speed and she should give a great sight, she will struggle in the closing stages but she might be able to hold on for a place.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Mystic Twist and Tick Bale with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 5Rsn – Racing & Sport8:40 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1ZAMBORA MAGIC (NSW)[5]7871830.20(7)G Whitford (Yarram)
2TURBINE [5]6234330.22(8)J Torr (Myers Flat)
3BIT BERGER [5]74312NBTT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]4543330.17(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5KID MAXIMUS [5]3558230.23(5)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
6DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]1617430.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
7OMAR GEE (NSW)[5]2463429.76(2)S Jones (Orange)
8TRAIL BLAZING [5]4171330.41(8)T Womann (Lara)
9SPRING SPANIARD (NSW)[5]Res.51234NBTS Stefanos (Longwood)
10DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]Res.4743630.32(1)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)

Zambora Magic can be very hard to follow at times but there is no doubting his talent. From the red tonight he should be able to drive through at the first bend and if he can hold them out he should prove far too strong for his rivals. Two starts back he was a sizzling 30.05 Cranbourne winner and that form is hard to ignore.

Bit Berger has been racing in great style of late and she made Joey Valdez work overtime for victory last time out at Cranbourne. She should be able to settle in the top two again and she is quite strong in the run home these days.

Dyna Glinda has been beginning a lot better of late and she should put herself into contention in the early stages, she appears to be lacking a little bit of strength at present but she must be included in your exotic bets.

Trail Blazing turned in a big performance when placed here last week and he has a solid record from this draw, if he can begin a little better tonight he should give a great sight at nice odds.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 6Le Pine Funerals Final (gobis)8:57 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.


1BIG KAT [4]3728142.67(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
2OPTIMUS BART (SA)[5]11122NBTA Debattista (Toolleen)
3JULIE BALE (NSW)[4]5125142.55(5)S Collins (Lara)
4DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[4]2427143.08(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
5ZIPPING FELIX (NSW)[5]45512NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
6LADY TOY [5]53433NBTN Gost (Little River)
7LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]3375342.95(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
8STARC (NSW)[5]225F2NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
9MANILA EXPRESS [5]Res.14133NBTC Abbott (Edenhope)
10SLIPAWAY MAVIS [5]Res.5764443.08(6)E Sladdin (Sebastopol)

Starc was far from disgraced when narrowly beaten in his heat last week and from the pink draw tonight I am expecting him to go one better. He can show good early speed in his races and if he can get across from the pink draw he should be able to carve them up as they head through the first bend.

Zipping Felix is probably the big improver from last weeks heats. He was making his 725m debut last week and he hit the line in good style, if he can settle in the first half he should be able to make an impact as they head for home.

Julie Bale caught the eye with an all the way heat win in 42.55, her winning time was very impressive but my concern is that she is going to have a fair bit of pressure applied mid race and she might not be able to hang on tonight.

Lady Toy has been placed in three of four here and she must always be included in your exotic bets, whilst Love Affair is well drawn out wide and she can’t be left out of your quaddies.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 7Sky Racing9:15 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.


1REAP THE BENEFIT [5]22523NBTM Chilcott (Heathcote)
2BLACK KADEN [5]24512FSTDP Kelly (Longwarry North)
3PARIS SPARKS [5]4684143.15(7)D Pulis (Moe South)
4ECHELONIC ACTION [5]22214NBTD Coleman (Lara)
5BECCI LEONE [5]32631NBTM Chilcott (Heathcote)
6GLOBAL LAD (TAS)[5]23222FSTDS Bull (Snake Valley)
7HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]5186542.96(8)C Schlensog (Anakie)
8DESTINI SHADOW [5]86142NBTE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
9ALLEN GUNDAM (NSW)[5]Res.54321FSTDT Womann (Lara)
10ROETHLISBERGER (NSW)[5]Res.41516NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Heaps Of Ability was extremely disappointing last time out but I’m still willing to give him another chance. Four starts back he set the Cranbourne track alight with a blistering 41.35 victory, he is ideally placed in the wide draw and if he reproduces that type of effort he should win by panels.

Echelonic Action should be suited by the drop in class and I’m expecting him to settle in a much more prominent position. Two starts back he powered to the line when winning here over 600m and he really looks well placed here.

Reap The Benefit was handily placed behind the classy Sweet It Is in the Bold Trease last time out and he shouldn’t be too far away again. The red draw should suit and he appears to be getting better and stronger with every run over this distance range.

Global Lad is making his staying debut, his effort last time out at Warrnambool over 650m suggests that he should be competitive over this journey.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:33 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.


1SKINNY VINNIE [4]6423230.02(2)R Britton (Lara)
2CRAWF’S BREAD [1]2178730.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
3BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]3655529.74(3)J Hunt (Lara)
4EMPIRE ALLEN (NSW)[2]5233430.11(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
5RADINKA BALE (NSW)[4]1711230.29(3)S Collins (Lara)
6HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[4]4144329.96(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
7QUANTUM BALE (NSW)[3]3715730.26(4)T Womann (Lara)
8HAWK ALONE [3]2325530.04(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Hawk Alone hasn’t had much luck in his most recent efforts and I’m expecting a much improved effort tonight. He is all class and he has won four of 16 over this journey, he normally begins fairly but he does possess solid early speed and he is blessed with great track sense. So if he can get through the first turn he should prove extremely hard to hold out.

Buckle Up Mason is another who is down on form and confidence and will be looking for a return to the winners list. He has won 14 of 39 here, so it is evident that he saves his best racing for this circuit. There is a little bit of speed underneath him but with a clean getaway he is good enough to burn them off.

Empire Allen is armed with great mid race speed and if he can settle in the top three early he can run a big race at odds, the box draw is against him tonight but he is likely to be over the odds.

Humphrey Bale is another track specialist and he rounds out the chances, he does his best racing when settling near the speed so he will need to do everything right in the early stages.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 8/3,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Race No. 9Tab Rewards Ht39:52 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.


1ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]6663134.88(2)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)
2HOSTILE (QLD)[5]22121FSTDD Beasley (Footscray West)
3BATMANDU [5]4661335.08(8)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
4SHALL SHE ROCK [5]13335NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
5IBROX DIGGER (NSW)[5]25416FSHS Clarke (Tooradin)
6DEWANA LASS [5]2247334.55(1)B Dewan (Edithvale)
7HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]8423435.02(7)T Womann (Lara)
8SILK CLUB [5]5813234.89(4)G Hall (Yarragon)
9LEKTRA KELLY [5]Res.31335NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10ZIPPING COCO (NSW)[5]Res.8711434.48(4)B Dapiran (Northwood)

Hostile has been racing in devastating fashion of late and he appears suited to the rise in journey. He is normally a safe beginner and with very little speed drawn around him, he should be afforded all the breaks as they head into the first bend. Three starts ago he flew around Sandown Park in 29.28 and a repeat of that performance would see him get down to the low 34 mark here.

Shall She Rock didn’t have much luck here last week and she should show improvement. I’m expecting her to miss away and that should allow her to lob onto the rail and then drive into a prominent position mid race.

Dewana Lass does her best racing at this venue and she is suited by the wide draw, she has very little speed drawn on her outer so that should allow her to get a clear run as they negotiate the first turn.

Rockin’ Josie rounds out the chances, she has the good draw and she is aiming for a hat trick of wins, this is clearly a rise in class but she is good enough to match it with these.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 6 – 1

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

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

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

Race No. 10Downtown Cleaning10:17 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.


1HE ISN’T REALLY [3]6454634.69(7)C Schlensog (Anakie)
2BOOKKEEPER (NSW)[1]8462534.06(8)G Dainton (Cosgrove)
3GO MOBO [4]1732334.84(1)D Coleman (Lara)
4REEN’S FABIAN [4]3741134.53(2)J Holden (Nambrok)
6DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[3]8288434.57(2)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7DYNA KAYLA (NSW)[3]4217334.24(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BORN ALI [2]2538T34.35(8)R Britton (Lara)

Bookkeeper’s form doesn’t read that well at present but two starts back he led for a long way when reeled in late by the classy Oscura. Prior to that he had been struggling for a while but I think that was the confidence booster he needed. Tonight I’m expecting him to pounce to pounce on the bunny early and he will prove extremely hard to gun down.

Dyna Kayla was far from disgraced at Sandown last time when resuming from a spell and she is probably better suited back to this journey. She has won two of three here and her PB of 34.24 is very impressive.

He Isn’t Really is the value, he has won three of four over this trip and from the red he should find himself in a more threatening position early in the race.

Top Four: 2 – 7 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 2/1,4,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 11Follow @grv_news On Twitter10:40 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1BUNGA BUNGA [5]42164NBTJ Greenough (Pearcedale)
2ALL INN TROY [5]14115NBTJ Formosa (Heathcote)
3SMOKEM JIMMY (NSW)[5]32151FSHS Jones (Orange)
4ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[5]3613230.28(4)S Collins (Lara)
5JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[5]523F230.56(7)S Collins (Lara)
6MAXIMUS GLIDER [5]1335730.24(4)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
7RAPID INCLINE [5]74115NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
8WHITE WALKER [5]4344530.33(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
9POBBLEBONK [5]Res.52588NBTI Cockerell (Buckley)
10SPRING SPANIARD (NSW)[5]Res.51234NBTS Stefanos (Longwood)

Smoken Jimmy is an exciting prospect and if he reproduces his last start 29.62 Wentworth Park win he will take a power of beating. In his brief career to date he has displayed good box manners and he possesses a great turn of foot, if he is given a little room in the first 50m he should be able to put on a great display of speed.

Bunga Bunga has the favourable draw and she showed her true talent three runs back when winning at Cranbourne in a speedy 30.25. From the red she should hold a prominent position early and she will prove very hard to hold out.

Allen Icarus has been placed in eight of 14 here and he possesses early speed, he doesn’t win all that often but he is never far away.

White Walker could be the value in the event, he is much better than his form reads and if a few things go his way early he is more than capable of winning a race like this.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

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

The Meadows – Race 12 – 5th Grade – 525 metres

Tricky Rose looks well placed in the pink draw tonight and she recently beat a handy lineup when posting a solid 30.37 victory here. She races best when she can find the bunny early and with two keen railers drawn directly underneath she should be afforded all the breaks as they head into the first turn.

Red Superman has a heap of talent and if he can get a few breaks early he will take a power of beating. He is normally steady away and that should allow him to find the rail soon after the start and he should drive himself into a prominent position mid race.

Tekki Minx has recorded three handy placings here recently and she shouldn’t be too far away again, I dont think she can win but she should be great value for the place.

Dyna Lemmy probably has the class edge but he can be unreliable, from box six he will need everything to go right early.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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The Gardens The First Track To Receive New Upgrade Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:23:42 +0000 Newcastle’s premier racing venue The Gardens will be the first track to undergo compulsory maintenance implemented by Greyhound Racing New South Wales, in response to improving track safety and welfare.

The track will receive a surface upgrade along with routine preventative maintenance to be completed next Monday and Tuesday, with the first trial session after the changes to be conducted on Thursday.

Newcastle Greyhounds President Alan Williamson believes the upgrades will complement the recent infrastructure redevelopment at the Sandgate circuit, in preparation for one of the club’s flagship events, the Group Three Newcastle Cup.

“Every track has been analysed by GRNSW and we are the first to have the improvements done.”

“The logic behind our upgrades as the building and other aesthetics works are completed ahead of the Newcastle Cup, a race we hope to promote up the ranks in years to come.”

“Although the interruptions to our venue are an irritant, nothing is more important than the welfare of the greyhounds and GRNSW ought to be applauded for this.”

Mr Williamson also advised that there will be no trials conducted Monday night or Tuesday morning and no race meetings scheduled for next week should be affected.

During September, all meetings at The Gardens were transferred to Gosford whilst the grandstand and other hospitality areas were refurbished.

The Gardens has been the subject of various upgrades in recent times, with the boxes shifted from 413m to 400m back in 2010, in an attempt to reduce the dangers associated with bend starts. The controversial catching pen was also restructured and moved further towards the top of the first turn, to reduce the high speeds in which greyhounds were forced to stop suddenly after a race.

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More Allen Deed Background Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:24 +0000 Thursday’s item about Allen Deed, the Ballarat Cup heat and steward’s reactions apparently posed some consternation here and there, including from our readers. Let’s clarify some form issues and also add to the betting story, which is decidedly odd.

Two points have been made about Allen Deed’s habits and form. Neither is accurate.

The idea that the dog would prefer, or find it easier, to handle a one-turn track and a longer run to the turn is not supported by its 46-run history. We all know that it tends to race in the middle of the track yet it has actually done well from a range of boxes from 1 to 8. Its sectional times can vary a lot but once again there is no indication throughout its career that it does better from one side to the other. In any case it has used a one-turn track like Ballarat only twice before this occasion – both times at Geelong where it did quite well.

16 of its 18 wins prior to the Ballarat run were on circle tracks.

Lastly, the suggestion that its poor Sandown runs were due to bad boxes is simply not true (the last two were 3 and 8). On both these occasions the dog left the boxes poorly and then raced poorly at the tail of the field. There were no incidents in the race that affected its progress.

Consequently, its lively performance at Ballarat and its smart BON time were in sharp contrast to its previous two runs. There were no obvious excuses and it is now too late to go back and check out the reasons. In all three cases the key issue is that a favoured dog, previously a strong and consistent performer, was impossible to predict. Apparently, stewards are either not qualified or not interested in such ups and downs, which amounts to a systemic failure.

Further checks on the betting on Allen Deed’s heat add to the comments already made in this column. The mystery was why the NSW Win pools escalated to unprecedented levels (nearly $34k) when the other heats averaged $8,446. So now consider the relative starting prices of four runners in that race.

Runner NSW Victoria

Take Charge



Scenic Shot



Allen Deed






If we assume that the home (Victorian) prices were “normal” – and the pool there certainly was – then the huge plonk from unknown sources on the NSW TAB was clearly on Scenic Shot and Beckenbauer, which ended up running 4th and 6th respectively. That same plonk obviously ignored Allen Deed, and so its price eased right out. NSW also had a completely different favourite.

All this is in stark contrast to typical TAB behaviour where “home” and “away” prices tend to merge closer together as betting finalises. Fluctuations in this particular case therefore suggest the big money came in very late.

I might also point out that the disparity between the prices of Take Charge and Allen Deed in Victoria indicates that local punters had doubts about the latter’s current form – quite logically. Normally these two dogs are in very different classes.

What happened with online bookies or Betfair is unknown but GRV officials would have access to that data.

We can have no idea why all these peculiarities were present – whether in form or betting. That was the very reason I raised the subject. Such a knowledge gap is not a help in encouraging the public to support greyhound racing. Since the basic facts are clear it is up to GRV to look further and come up with some explanation.

I might add that since TABs started doing business in the 1960s I have never ever seen such huge price variations from one state to the other. That alone justifies investigation.

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2014 Group Three Summer Cup Heats Preview Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:00:49 +0000 Group staying racing hits the Harbour City this Saturday night when Wentworth Park hosts two heats of the Group Three Summer Cup.

With next week’s final worth $25,000 to-the-winner, there is a great opportunity for greyhounds to qualify. Only 13 runners will contest the two heats with eight advancing to the decider.

Here is a look at the two heats;

Race 3 – Schweppes Summer Cup Heat 1 – 8:08pm

1 – My Miss Diva (John James) - A winner of six from 34 who has done most of her racing in northern New South Wales. She has only won one race here from six attempts and is likely to need luck to feature.

2 – Joane (Christine Proctor) - A young run on type who has been consistent at Wentworth Park, winning three and placing in five of her nine appearances there. She has been sharpened up for this with a few runs over the sprint trips and could be a rough hope at double figure odds.

3 – My Boy Brodie (Mick Player) - A winner of just two races who comes into this having never raced over the longer trip. He is yet to win in town and faces a sharp class rise here. He looks hard to have based on that data.

4 – Zipping Maggie (Peter Dapiran) - A Wentworth Park Group winner who took out the Chairman’s Cup here back in September. She has the pace to lead and boasts a personal best at the track of 41.78. Her recent performances have been slightly below her very best but she did make the Group One Bold Trease final last week at Sandown Park. She drops in class here and has to be considered as one of the main hopes.


6 – Pumped Up Zarr (Neil Staines) - Grand old campaigner who has been in great form of late, winning his last three over this journey. He will be up challenging for the lead early and loves the track with seven wins from 13 appearances there. He is a big hope again in this.

7 – Avondale Maurick (Ron Bell) - Does not win out of turn with four victories from 20 goes at this trip. He is also yet to flatter on the clock with his best of 42.34 unlikely to be good enough to win this. Place chances appear his best hope.

8 – Greta’s Rescue (Rodney McDonald) - An interesting youngster who has been bought along slowly by astute mentor Rodney McDonald. Has done most of her racing in the country with a win and two placings from her four Wentworth Park distance efforts. She is likely to be a fair way back but, with a clear run, could well run into a placing.

Selections: 4-6-8-2

Race 4 – Schweppes Summer Cup Heat 2 – 8:29pm

1 – Sweet It Is (Darren McDonald) - The undisputed Queen of Australian staying races who notched up her fourth Group On win last week. She possesses a freakishly strong finish and will relish the small field. She will start at a very short quote here and should be winning.

2 – Zipping Rory (Bethany Dapiran) - A consistent Victorian chaser who returns after falling in a heat of the Bold Trease a fortnight ago. He did spear the lids to win a heat of the Chairman’s Cup here in a rapid 41.75 and is very capable when he lands on the lure. That has been his only placing in four starts at Wentworth Park which is some sort of concern.


4 – Dusty Moonshine (Denice Warren) - Talented local bitch who returns from a six week break for this series. She has won four from eight at the track with a best of 41.86 and is usually very close to the lead in her races. Given the right breaks, she is a knockout chance.

5 – Beks (Patrick Bouchier) - Another Victorian who comes into this after making the final of the Group One Bold Trease last week. His strike rate is only fair and he makes his Wenty debut here so he is the type that would have to be taken on trust in this heat.


7 – Luzaka Icon (Marien Sullivan) - A seasoned distance campaigner who only yields moderate results in easier classes than this. She will be well back early and is unlikely to trouble the class dogs in this race.

8 – Raramuri (Ian Morgan) - A young up-and-comer who takes the plunge into Group racing in this event. She has won three from eight over the journey and boasts a best of 42.15. This will be a real litmus test for her but she has the ability to run a place.

Selections: 1-2-4-5

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Keybow Claims Time Honours In Brisbane Cup Heats Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:37:24 +0000 The 2014 Group One Brisbane Cup looms as one of the most exciting editions on paper after six heats were run and won at Albion Park last night.

Favourite punters got off to a flying start in the first heat with Keybow saluting comfortably for leading Victorian mentor Darren McDonald.

Beginning evenly with the field from box three, the son of Take The Kitty and Key Exit quickly put the paw to the floor and crossed to the rails around the first turn. Once he found the front it was a case of times and margins, with the Perth Cup winner cruising to the line three and three quarter lengths clear of a gallant Cyndie’s Special in a slick 29.81.

Cyndie’s Special qualified for the big final next week, running a top race from box one for trainer Bill Elson.

The second heat saw boom Queenslander Happy Haswell sent out as the $2.20 favourite from box seven.

As he usually does, Happy Haswell came out a fraction behind the field before mustering pace to sit in fourth spot around the first turn.

However, by that time, the Darryl Chapman- trained Exhibitionist had already speared to the front and had a substantial break on the classy field chasing her.

Despite his best efforts, Happy Haswell couldn’t catch her in the run to the line as Exhibitionist scored by just under five lengths in a quick 29.91.

The consistent Bill’s Fantasy and reigning Brisbane Cup champ Kiss Me Ketut duelled for favouritism in the third heat with honours going to the former by the time the lids flew open.

Both were in the top half of the field in the early stages, with Kiss Me Ketut doing the better of the two as he sat second behind the leader Fusaichi Kahn.

It was another race where you had to be on the bunny, with Kiss Me Ketut unable to reel in the lamplighter in the home straight.

Starting at double figure odds, Fusaichi Kahn, a regally bred son of Where’s Pedro and Daydream, clocked a fast 29.96 in recording his eighth win from 31 starts.

Kiss Me Ketut did enough to earn his spot in the feature final where he will be aiming to become just the second chaser to win two Brisbane Cups since its inception in 1972.

Punters only wanted to be on one greyhound in the fourth qualifier and that was the Peter Young-trained Iva Vision which started at a skinny $1.20.

Stepping well from box two, he had plenty of time to find top gear in the run to the line on the first occasion and, once he found the front, it was all over. The son of Ivan Brown and Visualization stopped the clock in a handy 30.15 at what was his first run back in the Sunshine State since claiming the Group Three Sandown Shootout and running second in a heat of the Melbourne Cup.

Gun Victorian chaser Awesome Project was another short priced favourite in the fifth heat, looking to give Darren McDonald two through to the $75,000 to the winner final.

The son of Collision and Honour Phase raced in an ideal third position throughout the race but, just as he was about to start his run approaching the home turn , he was dragged down by another greyhound and lost all chances, ultimately finishing sixth.

His misfortune enabled the leader, Le Sirenuse, to skip away and record a three length triumph in 30.17.

The sixth and final heat lost its star attraction when My Bro Fabio was withdrawn due to injury earlier in the week. This opened the race up for the local stars, all looking to secure their spot in next week’s big one.

Beginning beautifully from box seven, You Can Talk found the front in the early stages and the daughter of Outa Credit and You Say So was never headed from that point onwards.

Race favourite Clash Of Kings tried gamely tried to chase her down but had to settle for second as You Can Talk triumphed by one and three quarter lengths in 30.20.

The box draw for next week’s Brisbane Cup is as follows:

1. Cyndie’s Special
2. Iva Vision
3. You Can Talk
4. Exhibitionist
5. Le Sirenuse
6. Fusaichi Kahn
7. Keybow
8. Kiss Me Ketut
9. Happy Haswell
10. Clash Of Kings

It will be a big night at Albion Park next Thursday, with an additional two races added to the card.

ARG will have a full preview of the race prior to the final.

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Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview November 28 2014 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:07:13 +0000 The weekend is almost here! Hopefully we can get you a couple of winners to ensure it gets off to a great start.

Race No. 3Eastern Park Bowls Club7:48 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.


1PARANOIA [5]75132FSHJ Guy (Horsham)
2COME AT ME [5]72231FSHM Chilcott (Heathcote)
3GOT THE PICTURE [5]74132NBTA Chapple (Exford)
4PREMIER PORSCHA [5]42832NBTC Capuano (Anakie)
5BLACK JAYMAR [5]2654726.31(6)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
6FLAME BALE (NSW)[5]45554NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7CERBERUS [5]71126NBTM Quick (Haddon)
8FOUR ELEMENTS [5]17FSTDC Dew (Anakie)
9RECKO BALE (NSW)[5]Res.63244NBTT Womann (Lara)
10BRAZEN BEAUTY [5]Res.5831FSHJ Guy (Horsham)

Got The Picture is a highly promising speedster and he looks well graded in this event. Four starts ago he didn’t have much luck here but he followed that effort up with a slick 25.48 Shepparton win. On that occasion he pinged the lids and never looked in doubt, if he can reproduce that type of effort he should lead all the way again.

Cerberus turned in a top performance when placed at Ballarat two runs back behind the exciting Stompin’ and he appears suited to a wide draw tonight. His box manners aren’t great but if he gets room to muster speed he should be there at the end.

Paranoia has the good draw and he will be charging home at the finish, whilst Come At Me caught the eye when he broke through at Shepparton last time in 25.64.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Got The Picture with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 5Lynette’s Florist (gobis Reg. Only) (gobis)8:28 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 520 metres at Geelong Of $3,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235 GOBIS: $1,000.


1MY TAB [5]15265FSTDP Tabone (Nambrok)
2BAZZA’S GIFT [3]6514830.11(7)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)
3WAIT TIL DARK [5]4748130.23(1)J Hunt (Lara)
4UPSET BOY [4]8735830.49(5)J Hunt (Lara)
5CANDLE WISH [5]6626330.61(2)J Maple (Little River)
6MEPUNGA HAYLEY [3]4573729.78(4)J Britton (Anakie)
7RED HOT MILLIONS [5]2447830.49(7)T Womann (Lara)
8GALAHAD [4]2444530.39(4)T Womann (Lara)
9SISCO WAKE [5]Res.53641FSTDD Galea (Lara)

Mepunga Hayley is going to be fairly short but she looks to be a moral and its worth banking on her in the quaddie. She has been racing against the country’s best sprinters in recent times and she hasn’t been experiencing a lot of luck, tonight is an enormous drop in class and with an ounce of luck in the first 30m she should take care of this lot.

Bazza’s Gift beat a classy lineup at Sandown three runs back in 29.62 and he looks a lock for the quinella spot. He has won two of three here and he should be able to settle in the top three early.

Upset Boy is the run on type in the event, he is much better than his recent form reads and he could be a nice place bet.

Galahad rounds out the place hopes, he is rarely far away in this company and the wide draw isn’t a big disadvantage.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Mepunga Hayley with Sportingbet

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

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

Exacta: 6/2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

Best Value:

Race 8: Dyna Ishaan

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Jeff Britton Dominates Brian Johnstone Memorial Semi’s Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:54:19 +0000 Jeff Britton’s temporary posting as the King of Angle Park continued on Thursday night when he dominated the two semi-finals of the 2014 Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial.

Britton landed the quinella in the first semi when his pairing of Oakvale Flyer and Weblec Belle (2) staged a battle royale. Eventually it would be the class of Oakvale Flyer that saw her sneak home by the barest of margins in 29.95.

The pair began the race well with Weblec Belle leading before Oakvale Flyer railed under her out of the straight and took a one length lead. The pair raced like that all the way to the home straight where Weblec Belle made one last ditched effort only to fail by a nose.

Sunday Shoes (4) ran on well to grab third and qualify for next week’s $25,000 to-the -winner final with Gun McBain (5) finishing fourth to also advance.

Britton then showed the first semi was no fluke by backing up to quinella the second as well when Texas Titan (2) scored by 1 1/4 lengths from his litter sister Oakvale Destiny (3) in a rapid 29.66.

Both dogs left the boxes worse than midfield before cutting a swathe through the field to take up the top two positions as the field headed down the back straight. Texas Titan led out in the centre with Oakvale Destiny poised on the rails a length away.

But try as she might, she could not over haul her brother who was impressive and continued his affinity with the Angle Park circuit.

Local trainer Cameron Butcher qualified two runners for the final with Dodger I Am (5) finishing third and Spicy Peppa (7) fourth.

Four of the finalists next week will come from the ultra successful Vapour Whirl – Foot Luce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter. Texas Titan, Sunday Shoes, Oakvale Flyer and Oakvale Desitny are all progeny of the mating which has already produced Group winners and multiple Group finalists.

The box draw for the 2014 Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial is as follows;

1 – Spicy Peppa (Cameron Butcher)
2 – Gun McBain (Vadim Roz)
3 – Oakvale Destiny (Jeff Britton)
4 – Texas Titan (Jeff Britton)
5 – Dodger I Am (Cameron Butcher)
6 – Weblec Belle (Jeff Britton)
7 – Oakvale Flyer (Jeff Britton)
8 – Sunday Shoes (Nathan Wilson)

9 – Gunsmoke McBain (Vadim Roz)
10 – Young Gun McBain (Vadim Roz)

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Magic Earner Qualifies Fastest For Group Two Dapto Puppy Classic Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:51:00 +0000 The final field for the 2014 Group Two Dapto Puppy Classic has been determined after four semi-finals were conducted at Dapto on Thursday night.

Magic Earner has qualified fastest for next Thursday night’s final with a 29.77 run. Here’s a run-down on how each of the semi-finals panned out:

Semi-Final One

As anticipated. Magic Earner (2) improved sharply after having her first look at the track last week. Beginning from box two, she was outpaced early by Ajita (3) but by the first turn she was clear. Her only dangers from then on appeared to be Alderley Reform (1) who had managed to push up along the rails into second and Magic Knight (8) who had safely negotiated his way across the field to find third position.

However, Magic Earner proved to be too strong and she kicked away for a five length win in a fast 29.77. The High Earner and Magic Capers (Spiral Nikita – Undermatched) bitch, trained by Jodie Lord, has now won five from 21. Alderley Reform, a chaser by Yahoo Omar and Bananarama (EA’s Itzaboy – Cheeky Intent) finished second, securing trainer Terence Cahalan a spot in next week’s final. Magic Knight held on to third.

Semi-Final Two

Diminutive 25kg chaser Lunar Sky (3) had to work hard to grab the lead in the early stages of the second semi-final with the pressure coming from the odds-on-favourite, Frattini (5). Frattini was spat out on the first turn and ended up at the rear of the field while Lunar Sky held her ground and led down the back. The Cosmic Rumble and Sky Fly High (Big Daddy Cool – Token Melody) bitch, trained by Amy Bennett, staved off a big challenge by George Micallef’s Bertacious Bee (8) to score by a neck in 30.01. Magic Rama (4) filled the minors.

Semi-Final Three

They say lightning never strikes in the same place twice but Stilton Lucky (4) went against the grain in the third semi-final managing to win his second race in a row after cracking his maiden at his 10th start last week at huge odds. The Cosmic Rumble and Dynamic Shiraz (Bombastic Shiraz – Tarhooley Dooley)dog, trained by Phillip Goodsell, started this event at 50/1 and when he hit the lead down the back at speed it became clear he was going to score at those massive odds. He ended up recording a 1 3/4 length win in 30.09 over early leader Spring Bonanza (1). Spring Bonanza, a bitch by Spring Gun and Magic Fantasy (Premier Fantasy – Le Royale) was having her second look at the track for Queensland trainer Tom Tzouvelis and elected to use a bit of the track, leaving plenty of room for Stilton Lucky to scoot underneath her around the first turn. Billy Blue Eyes (2) finished back in third while race favourite Sokyo (6) struck interference straight out of the boxes and was never a factor.

Semi-Final Four

Rare Pearl (6) broke through for her first win at Dapto in the final semi-final. There was a mix-up at the start as Aerial Blitz (2) speared right, entangling Doozy (3), Enchanted Molly (4) and Le Burglar (5). Rare Pearl also copped a check but was able to steady herself and stay in a handy position. As the field rounded the turn, Aerial Blitz was still in front with Tonight Tonight (1) in second, enjoying an interference free run along the rails. At this stage Rare Pearl was in third, looming dangerously. By the 600m boxes, the Bekim Bale and La Pearl (Where’s Pedro – Tiggerlong Nokia) bitch was in front and the Steve White trained chaser went on to score by seven lengths in 29.83. Tonight Tonight, a blue fawn bitch by Just The Best and Where’s Fancy (Where’s Pedro – Sweet Fancy) chased valiantly to fill second for trainer Garry Edwards and take the final spot in next week’s final.

The field for next week’s final (in no particular order) is:

Magic Earner – Jodie Lord (29.77)
Alderley Reform – Terrance Cahalan (30.11)
Lunar Sky – Amy Bennett (30.01)
Bertacious Bee – George Micallef (30.04)
Stilton Lucky – Phillip Goodsell (30.09)
Spring Bonanza – Tom Tzouvelis (30.21)
Rare Pearl – Steven White (29.83)
Tonight Tonight – Garry Edwards (30.32)

Reserves will be Magic Rama (30.17) for Lorraine Perrin and Magic Knight (30.25) for Frank Hurst.

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Cyril Wilson Suspended For Caffeine Positive Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:45:38 +0000 Offences:

GAR 83 (2) (a): The owner, trainer or person in charge of a greyhound nominated to compete in an Event shall present the greyhound free of any prohibited substance.


Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards have finalised deliberations on penalty following analysts’ reports of the finding of caffeine and its metabolites theophylline, paraxanthine and theobromine in the urine sample taken from You Ess Marshall after that greyhound won the Twin Towns Maiden Series Final (420m) at Tweed Heads on 28 June 2014.

Consistent with the protocols established for dealing with such matters under the GRNSW Prohibited Substance Penalty System, trainer Cyril Wilson was advised of the reports received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory and Racing Analytical Services Ltd Victoria, via written notification of the laboratory findings.

Mr Wilson had advised GRNSW of the probability of the reports having occurred due to the administration of EPO Canine, which testing had shown to contain caffeine. A product warning notice had been distributed by GRNSW in June 2013 in relation to the possible dangers of use of this product close to race day.

Following alternate correspondence Mr Wilson pleaded guilty to a charge under GAR 83 (2) (a) of having presented You Ess Marshall for the event other than free of any prohibited substance in that the urine sample taken from the greyhound after the event was found to contain caffeine and its metabolites.

After GRNSW had considered submissions from Mr Wilson on penalty, he was suspended for a period to expire at midnight on 25 January 2015. The period of suspension commenced from 20 October 2014, cognisant of Mr Wilson’s voluntary withdrawal from the industry upon original notification of the penalty proposed.

In considering penalty, stewards took into account his guilty plea, previously unblemished record in more than 30 years of training, a lack of any significant wagering on the event, previous penalties relevant to this substance, his personal circumstances and the effects that such reports have on the image of racing.

Notwithstanding those factors, the requirement for a penalty to be imposed in circumstances where a measure of negligence had been identified as a possible factor in the reports also had to be considered.

Under GAR 83 (4), You Ess Marshall was disqualified from the event in question and the placings amended accordingly.

Mr Wilson was advised of his right of appeal.

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