Greyhound Racing | Australian Greyhound Racing News, Tips, Betting, Box Draws & Sales » Greyhound Racing Queensland Racing | 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. Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:36:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kay’s Happy With His Kennel Star Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:36:46 +0000 Happy Haswell bounced back to his best with a terrific 30.37 run at Ipswich on Thursday evening, just four one hundredths off the Best 8 Class Record held by Exhibitionist.

The Reg Kay trained son of Surf Lorian and Teenage Dream was having his first start since finishing at the tail of the field in the Group Three Gold Coast Cup final, but Kay said he was expecting a quick display.

“I gave him a post to post the week before and he just smashed the record so I was expecting him to go good”, Kay explained.

“He pulled up injured after his last run at Albion Park. He was crook in the shoulder and lame for a couple of days, I gave him a week off and lasered it and worked on it and he has come good. Hopefully, fingers crossed, he is ok now.”

The blue brindle chaser, who turns two today, has enormous potential, with Thursday’s victory his 13th at just his 18th career start.

Kay rates Happy Haswell up with the best greyhounds he has had at his young age. That is a big statement from a man who has trained three Queensland Greyhound of the Year winners, Elite State, Size Can Matter and Elite Blue Size, and has won an Australian Trainer of the Year title.

“At this age he is as good as any dog I have ever had. He is pretty ordinary early, but he does have good track sense. When you are against the good top dogs it finds you out but I have got no doubt that he will run 600 later on.”

Happy Haswell and his talented litter brother Good Call Paul are both from Kay’s breeding line. Kay gave their mother, Teenage Dream, to young Hunter Valley enthusiast Cory Clark as a pup when he was living in New South Wales a few years ago.

“I gave him the bitch (Teenage Dream) and when she came on season I had a service to Surf Lorian.

“We put her to him and I got a pup, but I bought another one because I liked them so much.

“When you trial them there is only a tenth between them but Happy has the knack of getting through the field whereas Paul runs up the back of them.”

Good Call Paul is currently on the sidelines after pulling up a bit distressed after his last start victory over the 635 at Lismore. Kay plans to start him again soon before building him back up over the middle distance.

“He nearly broke the record at Lismore but he put in a bit hard and pulled up tardy after the run, I had to give him two weeks off. He is such a hard trier and he is only young.”

As for his brother, Kay is hoping Happy Haswell can feature in the upcoming Group Three Ipswich Cup series.

“If he hadn’t got hurt at Albion Park, Jason (Thompson) wanted to give him a crack at a Prelude of The Melbourne Cup, but that was a setback and it is a bit late to send him now.”

“The heats of the Ipswich Cup are on Saturday week, that’ll be his next mission.”

As for a potential campaign in Victoria, Kay is in two minds as to whether or not to send him down to Thompson, who trained Kay’s Don’t Knocka Him to win the 2012 Golden Easter Egg.

“We are handicapped up here with two tracks and I am one of the old fashioned guys, I don’t like sending them around the same track week after week.”

“I would love to send him down there and give him a go in the big time, but since they put the prizemoney up here it has changed our mind a little bit. The prizemoney here is terrific now.”

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Proctor’s Master Stroke In Future Stars Final Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:31:26 +0000 All eyes were on new Maitland’s new 400m track record holder Winsome Jacko in the Brodie Wells Electrical Future Stars Final, with the son of El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby starting from box six at the skinny odds of $2.30. Finn’s other runner Winsome Mission was also well supported by punters at $4.50.

Locally trained runner Gauge This was best away at box rise, with Christine Proctor’s Master Gee and Robert Green’s Lord Licrick positioning themselves nicely behind the leader heading around the turn. Finn’s three runners missed the jump and became entangled with inside runner Lord Gee, forcing them back through the field. It became a fierce battle upfront when Lord Licrick made his move on the outside, taking the lead halfway down the straight from Gauge This and Master Gee, who was making good ground. Heading for home it became a line of three runners, with Master Gee prevailing by a head over Lord Licrick in a smart time of 22.61. Early leader Gauge This finished a neck away in third position and Winsome Jacko flew home to run fourth. Scenes of jubilation erupted in the catching pen following the event, with Christine Proctor and husband Allan celebrating winning an event they’ve desired for many years.

“I’ve been trying to win this race for a long time so it’s a dream come true,” said a delighted Christine.

“It was so tight at the finish and I was so happy when I heard my dog had won, I couldn’t believe it.”

Master Gee impressed on debut in a heat of the series last week, clocking a brilliant time of 22.38. After coming up with box seven in the final, Proctor knew her charge was going to have to produce something special to beat a red hot field of chasers.

“When you’re up against so many good dogs and the new track record holder, I knew it was going to be a very hard race.”

The son of El Grand Senor and Oh Em Gee will now make his way to Bulli, where Proctor will work him through the grades and hopefully get some more pleasuring results.

“My plan at this stage is to take him to Bulli and see how he goes. I was very pleased with how he went in this series, so it will be good to see what he can do at other tracks.”

Proctor and Master Gee’s owner Christopher Black are now $8,000 richer; thanks to the prizemoney kindly donated by the race’s new sponsor Brodie Wells Electrical.

This series has produced some of the most promising pups in the state of New South Wales, with Melinda Finn’s new track record holder Winsome Jacko a star on the rise, whilst Master Gee, Lord Licrick and Gauge This are three greyhounds everyone should enter into their black books and keep a close eye on in the near future.


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Trowbridge And Wilson’s Whirlwind Ride Looks Set To Continue Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:02:54 +0000 When SA hobbyist Ken Trowbridge and his brother-in-law Nathan Wilson decided to breed a litter from their modestly performed racebitch Foot Luce, they never expected what would happen next.

Foot Luce was trained by Neil Rawlings and started just six times for a 30.63 win at Angle Park. The daughter of Hallucinate and Scarlett was the first greyhound the pair had ever owned and, upon her retirement, she was originally just going to be a pet.

“We bought her from a breeder in Melbourne when she had just been broken in. She was well bred, she just didn’t have all the ability on the track,” Ken explained.

“We had her for three months as a pet in the backyard and had no plans to breed from her, we were going to continue just buying dogs.”

“Then I moved to Lewiston and had a couple of acres so I thought we’d have a go at breeding.”

Trowbridge and Wilson didn’t go into the breeding game exuding confidence so they chose a reasonably priced stud dog that seemed to suit Foot Luce’s bloodlines.”

“We did a bit of research, we didn’t want to go to anything too commercial being our first litter, basically we just wanted to have a go.”

“We picked Vapour Whirl because he worked well with her and it’s turned out to be alright.”

Foot Luce whelped a healthy litter of 10 pups on the 10th of July 2012, three dogs and seven bitches. Trowbridge and Wilson, who had split the litter in half, received quite a surprise when they were broken in.

“They got broken in at Kevin McNamara’s and we went there to pick them up and we were hoping that one, or even two, might make the track. Then he said that all of them were Melbourne city class.”

Most of the youngsters were then sent to leading mentor Jeff Britton to try and make it in Victoria. The most successful pup from the litter to date has been Oakvale Destiny, owned by Nathan and trained by Jeff, which won the Group One Sapphire Crown at Sandown earlier this year. Amazingly, litter sister Oakvale Flyer filled the quinella in that race.

Also in the litter is Texas Titan, another chaser owned by Nathan, which, along with Oakvale Destiny, made the Group One Adelaide Cup final at Angle Park.

Ken, who only took out his trainer’s license nine months ago, decided to bring another litter sister, Footluce Diva, home from Melbourne in June and try training her himself. So far Footluce Diva has won nine from 28 with seven minor placings.

“I thought I’d bring her back for a few months and bring her through her grades. She isn’t as strong in a field as (Oakvale) Destiny so I thought the easier fields might help her out and give her a bit of confidence.”

“She made the Gawler Produce final, the Puppy Championship final and she ran second in the SA Oaks final behind Oakvale Destiny.”

Trowbridge wants to potentially send her back to Britton in Melbourne later in the year, but her immediate plans include a crack at the upcoming Group Three Brian Johnstone series at Angle Park.”

“She has run some pretty handy times in Adelaide, she has run 29.7 at Angle Park, so we are planning to put her in the Brian Johnstone in a few weeks time. If Jeff wants her back later on and she is running well enough she can definitely go back.”

Trowbridge had another winner from the litter on Wednesday when Miss Footluce broke through for her maiden win at Angle Park. Clocking a handy 30.23, she has a bit of catching up to do to rival some of her littermates, but Ken is confident that she has plenty of improvement in her.

“She was trialling really well in Melbourne with Jeff and Angela but she was a bit field shy. It’s obviously a better calibre of dogs over there in Melbourne and she got bumped around a fair bit and didn’t really push on.

“She did a fibula in the Gawler Produce heats and had to have four months off. Judging by last week she has come up tenfold so I am really stoked with her. She is going to improve.”

Unfortunately, the Vapour Whirl litter is the only one that Foot Luce produced. The black bitch was bitten by a snake while her first litter were breaking in and sadly passed away. The good thing for Ken and Nathan is that they still have her daughters which should all make excellent broodbitches when the time comes to head to the breeding barn.

For now though, the talented bunch appear to have plenty of racing left in their legs at just 27 months of age. Trowbridge, who is assisted by his wife Melissa, is just happy to have fun with their chasers which have already exceeded his expectations.

“Whatever happens from here we don’t really care because we have had lots of fun with them. We don’t expect anything more from them because to start with we didn’t even expect half of them to make the track and all but one has, we are very happy.”

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Greyhound Racing Wins A Few Battles Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:29:23 +0000 There is little doubt that the NSW parliamentary Inquiry has produced terrific results for greyhound racing. Several battles have been won although the war has some way to go yet.

On the way, Inquiry chairman Robert Borsak from the Shooters party has done a fine job of unearthing many of the facts, helped by all but one of the other six members of the committee from Liberal, National and Labour parties.

The exception has been Dr John Kaye (Greens), who instigated the whole process. He has been a dead loss. His extremist views, supported by demonstrators from tiny splinter groups carrying carefully prepared placards telling lies (eg Don’t Use Taxes to Support Greyhound Racing), from a biased reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald, and from the ABC’s 7:30 Report, have been emphatically quashed by the majority.

Kaye produced dissenting comments on the first report – views which were duly featured in a helpful Sydney Morning Herald, which might be better known as the Green-Left Daily these days. Then he proposed a string of amendments to the just-published second report, all designed to make life near impossible for greyhound participants. Every one was thrown out by a 6:1 vote.

The objective of Kaye and like-minded people is not to improve greyhound racing but to shut it down completely. Happily, no-one bought that theme – certainly not the NSW government which has broadly supported the committee’s conclusions in its formal “Response” to the reports.

Whatever ends up happening, this Inquiry has undoubtedly established a pro-forma approach to the subject and might well lead to improvements in other states and even in other codes. It also provides a stark lesson to media outlets which try to launch tirades based on biased, unproven or limited evidence – all in conflict with journalistic ethics.

To be sure, many of the recommendations are to do with animal welfare and related matters where authorities and clubs need to smarten up. Some work has already been done in that area and the government has assured us it will continue to oversee progress and check on reports demanded from management.

So, where are we now?

Well, the three key conclusions and recommendations – accepted but not formally ruled on by government – are now being thrashed out in detail.

(1) Racing authorities should have the power to adjust racefield fees to a level they consider suitable.

(2) NSW tax rates should be made more competitive with other states – ie reduced.

(3) In Borsak’s words, “I strongly reiterate the importance of a restructure of the board and management of Greyhound Racing NSW”.

Added to which is the proposal to hive off $100 million immediately to distribute amongst the three codes in undecided proportions. But don’t count your chickens yet.

Items (1) and (2) should get a run in some form. The huge difference in tax rates between NSW and all other states is simply bad policy because it means NSW is deliberately pushing business away to other jurisdictions for no good reason. It is killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

It not only poses a cash problem but weakens the ability of the racing codes to prosper in the long run. The issue has been highlighted by the recent agreement signed by Queensland Racing and Tattsbet, cutting the tax rate to 0.83% (from 1.83%), thereby generating a $30 million boost to prize money. Currently, NSW charges 3.22%, Victoria 1.28%.

Item (3) is equally important. Much of the attention has gone to two areas: poor communication between management and participants, and the ineffective operation of the Integrity Auditor job. The new proposal is that the Auditor function should be totally removed from GRNSW control and made fully independent. It may or may not be linked to similar changes to the harness code. Government is also considering whether appeals to ICAC should be possible.

Yet Borsak’s words suggest much more than all that. The government and the Inquiry have not done much more than talk about adding two more members to the board, representing or appointed by participants – ie mainly trainers. That is hardly a “restructure” and it suggests a leaning towards the bad old days when the call was always for “more dog men on the board”.

That sort of stuff has been proven to be ineffective in the past and is even less likely to work now. It runs counter to normal commercial practice and to the trend in all other states except Queensland. If communication is poor that is a failure of the personnel, not of the structure of the board. Even in Queensland the peculiar four-board set up, all staffed by insiders, has shown nothing in its several months of existence that offers any hope of progress – rather the opposite. In fact, the greyhound chairman has barely been heard at all while the overriding RQ chairman, Bob Dixon, talks and talks but does little.

In any event, going down this road would undoubtedly produce one big problem – a good proportion of the work force will dislike the appointed person, or disagree with what he does. Back to square one.

But none of this recognises the racing industry’s key weakness – it is run at authority and club level by committees. All of which reminds us that the camel was a horse designed by a committee. It’s the lowest common denominator effect. That’s the structure that needs to change. 1950s practices have no hope of working in this century, if indeed they ever did.

What the industry has failed to acknowledge is that the system of management by committee, supported by bureaucrats, is suited only to slow action, a lack of innovation and the absence of accountability. Process dominates outcomes. That’s administration, not management.

… more to come.

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Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 31st 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:56:13 +0000 With Derby Day looming it’s time to load your pockets. Start with up to $200 in free bets at Centrebet. If you have an account with Centrebet, be sure to check out the other offers at ARG.

Race No. 5Petsnacks Sprint Series F8:36 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $5,130 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,000 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1I’M NO BULLY522130.16Frank Hurst
2HILDA’S BOY412229.91Mario Abela
3ZIPPING TARN221129.85Jason Mackay
4KNOCKA’S RETURN241129.71Mark Wilcox
5MIAMI LASS322230.19Leonard Studders
6WATTO LOTTO334129.73John Callaughan
7MARLOW MAN223129.82Anne Foley
8ENCAPSULATE333129.94Mark Gatt
9LUKEY CHINO417230.29Christine Proctor
10IRIRIKI716230.34Peter Lagogiane

Marlow Man returned to his best form here last week when scoring a brilliant heat win in 29.82. On that occasion he showed a tremendous turn of foot soon after the start and if he produces a similar beginning tonight he should have more than enough speed to cross. Knocka’s Return overcame plenty of difficulties in running to score a strong 30.25 heat win and with the wide running Miami Lass on his outside he should get a few more breaks early in the race.

Zipping Tarn is aiming for a hat-trick of wins and if she can step away cleanly she should be able to settle in the top four early. She hit the line strongly in her heat last week so if she is close to them off the back straight she should be right in the mix. Watto Lotto is never far away in this type of company and he is a great anchor for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Trifecta: 3,4,7/3,4,6,7/1,2,3,4,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 6Dapto – Wenty F8:58 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,330 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,300 2nd: $700 3rd: $330.


1PAPERBOND311430.33Kristy Sultana
2ROMAN QUEEN2311NBTFrank Hurst
3WIN SOME CASH232630.35Margaret Keys
4SANTA ANITA511330.69Shaun Evans
5ANNA MAREOLAS155230.48Robert Arnold
6HOLLIE ANNE228130.17Philip Goodsell
7TROUBLE CREEK362731.51Janel Erwin
9VON RYAN433229.94John Ayoub
10HEZA COSMIC443630.20Kevin Keys

Paperbond has the good draw and he should atone for a luckless effort here on Monday night. He normally has great box manners and is armed with slick early speed. His last 40m can be a bit of a concern but if he holds them out then he should build up a nice break mid race.

Roman Queen is drawn to get a nice sit behind Paperbond early and is very strong in the run home. It’s her first look at the track but if she handles the first corner she should be a major player. Road Agent has won three of four to date and he was far from disgraced when placed in his heat at Dapto, if he can clear them from the pink he may take some catching.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Paperbond

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

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

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

Best Value:
Race 2: Interrogated

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Galilee Spirit Claims 2014 SA Sprint Championship Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:33 +0000 Lewiston trainer Robert Isaacson already has an SA Sprint Championship on his resume courtesy of Scull Murphy in 2007. On Thursday night at Angle Park he added another to the list as Galilee Spirit (3) crossed the finishing line first.

At box rise, Galilee Spirit showed his customary box speed to take the lead early ahead of Black Bottle (4) and Dustnado (8). From there, he was never headed as he recorded a one length win in 29.70. The Aston Galilee and Southpaw Chic (Where’s Pedro – Jayarri) dog has always demonstrated that he is reliable once he is on the bunny so it was always going to be a challenge for those dogs trying to run him down. Dustnado tried his hardest but could only manage third while Wild Soul (1), who was again just steady away, finished strongly to capture second.

The Listed feature adds $15,000 to Galilee Spirit’s prizemoney and the victory was career win number 29 for the 30kg dark brindle chaser.

Full Results

1st: Galilee Spirit (3) – Robert Isaacson
2nd: Wild Soul (1) – Kim Johnstone
3rd: Dustnado (8) – Steve Hoffman
4th: As It Goes (5) – Oswald Chegia
5th: Genghis Kahn (7) – Kathleen Johnstone
6th: Black Bottle (4) – Kathleen Johnstone
7th: Kalden Gambino (6) – Troy Murray
8th: Kalden Kapone (2) – Troy Murray

Time: 29.70
1st Split: 4.37
2nd Split: 16.75
Margins: 1 x 1
Scratchings: Farmeroo (9) Winbrook (10)

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So, He’s Not The Best Sprinter From The Island State? Sure? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:17:14 +0000 I have to admit to being somewhat surprised by the reaction to my article ‘Buckle Up Wes becomes the best ever from Tasmania.’ Following his first-up from an injury-enforced spell victory in the Topgun, I made the suggestion that Buckle Up Wes could now arguably be called the best sprinter to have ever come out of Tasmania.

One reader commented, ‘very poorly written article’, and I have to put my hands up and say ‘fair enough’, because clearly a number of readers missed the point I was trying to make in the body of the text.

That point was simply that on his performances to date, Buckle Up Wes is surely entitled to be acknowledged as the best sprinting greyhound to have ever campaigned against the best in the country on their own doorstep, that is, on the mainland.

Among some of the greyhounds mentioned in the numerous comments at the end of my original piece were the likes of Sheila’s Teresa, Lillipilli Power, Topline Doovee, Awesome Cole, Cheetah Zorro, and True Vintage.

In my original article I wasn’t making a list of all the Tasmanians down though the decades who have crossed Bass Strait and plundered a major race or two. There are, indeed, plenty like that. I merely highlighted a number who really did register a series of major victories or topline performances which set them apart from many others. Equally, both Sheila’s Teresa and Cheetah Zorro are best known as stayers, so, like Chinatown Lad, Fallen Zorro, Bell Haven and Oak Queen, they weren’t under consideration.

Those who read the original article and with longer memories than many others might have noticed I didn’t mention Busy Vintage (who won the 1984 National Sprint Championship at Harold Park and was plagued by injury throughout his career), or Crotty Kid (who raced with success at Harold Park, winning the last Winter Stake run at that course, in 1987, in race record time and was third in the Melbourne Cup), or Highland Summer, Mona’s Beauty, Arkaroola (who won eight of 12 starts at Wentworth Park and was second in the 1975 Australian Cup), Shantung Tiger, Ralph The Mouth, Big Moose, Fergalicious, Rewind and, well, you get the picture. None of the aforementioned boast the same set of race performances as Buckle Up Wes.

As for True Vintage, she was a mighty sprinter, in Tasmania. Her record on the mainland doesn’t come anywhere near that of Buckle Up Wes, or even the others I mentioned in the original article, such as Ebony Minda or Iceni Princess, to name just two.

True Vintage raced 66 times for 40 wins, 13 seconds and two thirds. She once put together a sequence of 15 successive victories between January and May 1988 and had previously strung together 12 in a row before that. Her best performances on the mainland, however, were restricted to a track record 22.90 over 400 metres at Maitland in February 1987, a win over 424 metres at Sale and two victories over 511 metres at Olympic Park.

Her other interstate races include a second over 400 metres at Wangaratta, third over 424 metres at Sale, a fifth over 424 metes at Warragul, and two sixth’s at Olympic Park. True Vintage is arguably the best sprinter to have ever raced inside Tasmania.

To use a cricket analogy, scoring a series of centuries in grade cricket is hardly to be compared with making a ‘ton’ on the international circuit. For a Tasmanian to be taken seriously as a genuine top-flight performer, he or she needs to cement their credentials in the toughest marketplace in the nation, and that is in Melbourne and Sydney.

The fact remains that Buckle Up Wes is the only genuine Tasmanian sprinter to have made five Group 1 races, scoring two wins, one second, one third, and one fourth.

No other Tasmanian has ever come near to equalling this feat as a sprinter.

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Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 30th 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:13:03 +0000 Get yourself up to $700 in free bets at Sportingbet for a big night of racing at Sandown Park.

Best Bet:
Race 10: Azza Azza Azza

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Lektra Hawk

Leg 1: 1,2,5,7 – Leg 2: 3 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,5,6 – Leg 4: 1,3,4,6 – $80 for 100%

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown7:09 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1POCKET KINGS [5]54584FSHR Galea (Brookfield)
2RED SUPERMAN [5]21837NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
3PENNSYLVANIA IS [5]12611FSHA Paraskevas (Cranbourne South)
4BLISTERING BOB [5]54135NBTJ Karamatic (Lara)
5IMA RIVER BOY [5]23222FSHD Saunders (Somerville)
6FLOTILLA [5]13767NBTG Walker (Clayton)
7ANDIAMO NEO [5]32132NBTR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
8ESPARZA (NSW)[5]22513NBTB Ennis (Lara)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Tough race to kick off the night but the promising Esparza is a member of the in form Ennis kennel and with an ounce of luck she should get us off to a flying start. Two starts ago she pinged the lids and posted a sizzling 29.43 win here, if she repeated that effort she would blow this lot away, my only concern is that she has missed the start on every other occasion to date.

Red Superman is another promising type and he is armed with a great turn of foot. His box manners aren’t great but he does knuckle down pretty quickly and if given room in the first 50 or metres he should be able to settle in the top three early. Blistering Bob is very hard to follow but when he is on song he can run serious time. He has been placed in one of his two starts here and with a slow beginner on his outside he should get a fairly clear passage early. Andiamo Neo rounds out the chances, he has been placed in all six starts to date and he has early speed. He is an improving type and he may be worth an each way ticket if he is over the odds.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Esparza

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/2,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Race No. 2Shootout Box Draw Tonight!7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1NO RANSOM [5]6172629.60(2)R Britton (Lara)
2WESTON EAST (NSW)[5]12212NBTA Langton (Anakie)
3RONALDO MAGIC [5]66141NBTS Clarke (Tooradin)
4DYNA NORFOLK (NSW)[5]35713FSHJ Hunt (Lara)
5BLACK KADEN [5]54462NBTP Kelly (Longwarry North)
6EL ROSCOE [5]45576NBTM Karamatic (Lara)
7CREAMY SODA [5]11164FSHL Cockerell (Buckley)
8SISCO FIASCO [5]63273NBTT Galea (Brookfield)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Ronaldo Magic is airborne at present and he looks poised to strike again tonight. He has won two of his past three starts here and on both occasions he has reeled off blistering sectionals. He should get a relatively clear run in the early stages and if he happens to find the bunny early it should be a matter of times and margins.

Weston East is probably the most talented chaser in the event, however he is still learning the caper and he is going to need a lot of luck as they head into the first turn. Two starts ago he scored a scorching 29.36 win here but his first section of 5.21 means that he is unlikely to get things his own way early tonight. No Ransom has a heap of talent when switched on and he appears drawn to make an impact. With three wins from ten tries here, he must be considered a major player. Dyna Norfolk is the interesting runner, he has scored some highly impressive provincial wins and the manner in which he has hit the line suggests that he shouldn’t have too much trouble running out this trip.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ronaldo Magic

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

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,3,4 ($6 for 100%)

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

Race No. 3Hays Recruitment7:46 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]13225NBTT Womann (Lara)
2DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]1342329.91(7)J Hunt (Lara)
3CHEEKY HAND [5]2132530.14(2)D Dean (Nyora)
4MARGINS (NSW)[5]11311FSHB Ennis (Lara)
5MAINTENANCE MAN [5]16472NBTS Bauer (Lovely Banks)
6RAPID INCLINE [5]6453830.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7THUNDER EYES (NSW)[5]42675FSHR Britton (Lara)
8CHLOE’S HAND [5]81175NBTD Dean (Nyora)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Margins is another member of the powerful Ennis kennel and he should continue on his winning way. He has won four of five to date and his past two wins have been enormous. First he travelled to Ballarat and smashed a handy lineup in a blistering 25.17, he then followed that effort up with a commanding 29.53 win here and he had to overcome difficulties in the early stages last time. With a clean getaway he should settle in the top three early and I would expect him to put a gap in them mid race.

Harden Bale is the run on dog in the event and he looks drawn to get a nice sit early, he has been placed in three of his past four starts and he appears to be nearing another win. Dyna Synch is the interesting runner, I’m a big fan and I think his recent runs are much better than they look, he has won two of six here with a solid 29.91 PB but I think he is a much better chaser now and he should be able to get down to around the 29.50 mark with a clear run. Maintenance Man normally pings the lids and he is one of many potential leaders in this event, he didn’t have much luck in his debut here two runs back but he should be much better for that run.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Race No. 4Spud Regis At Stud8:07 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1JEWEL BALE (NSW)[5]2263229.32(2)J Hunt (Lara)
2LAMIA BALE (NSW)[5]5425729.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
3HEKATE BELLE [5]14616NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
4WHITE WALKER [5]5725829.82(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
5UPSET BOY [5]2262829.64(2)J Hunt (Lara)
6IBROX DIGGER (NSW)[5]2314229.78(4)S Clarke (Tooradin)
7CRUISER’S SOL [5]3332429.90(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]2276229.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

I know I should have given up on her by now but once again Jewel Bale is going to suck me in. She has been unlucky but also a tad disappointing of late but from the red she should be able to hold a much more prominent position in the early stages and I would expect her to run over the top of them late. I’m surprised that she hasn’t stepped up to the longer journey but she is still showing enough at present to stick to the sprinting assignments. She has been very costly of late so dont rush in to take short odds, if she is unders it may be worthwhile just anchoring her in your exotics.

Lamia Bale has been competing in strong company of late and she should appreciate the class drop. She is normally a very reliable beginner and with the lack of speed underneath her she should be able to get a cheap lead. Her run three starts back behind Banjo Boy was highly impressive and she really should finish in the top two tonight. Hekate Belle set the Cranbourne track alight when scoring in 29.98 recently and a repeat of that effort would see her feature tonight. My concern with her is that she can be very inconsistent and she races best when she lands on the bunny, with the early speed of Lamia Bale I can’t see her crossing. Upset Boy rounds out the chances, he is very fast when he gets out into the open spaces and if he can get through the first turn without too much bother he can run a big race.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Race No. 5The Superdogs Are Coming!8:28 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.


1LEFT IS RIGHT [4]5131229.84(1)A Langton (Anakie)
2JOEY VALDEZ [4]1321529.46(5)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
3SONIC DASH [4]3131429.72(5)A Langton (Anakie)
4TICK BALE (NSW)[4]3765629.56(7)J Hunt (Lara)
5FARMOR LAS VEGAS (QLD)[5]4612429.61(4)R Britton (Lara)
6JAYNEY BALE (NSW)[4]1311729.53(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
7ZAMBORA MAGIC (NSW)[4]7787129.75(3)G Whitford (Yarram)
8ACCESS [4]8161829.43(3)I Garland (Longlea)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Left Is Right is a real up and comer and he is unbeaten from this draw. This is clearly a rise in class for him, however he has showed that he can run serious time when on the bunny and from the red he should be able to hold them out. Last week he led for a long way and was only gunned down near the line by the talented Bazza’s Gift, if he can hold them out he should be able to set up a good break mid race and that should be enough for him to score.

Farmor Las Vegas is clearly the class factor and he has won three of ten here. He has the rare ability of being able to lead or come from off the speed in his races and with the slow beginning Tick Bale drawn underneath he should get every chance in the early stages. Joey Valdez is a little hit or miss early but when he does step he is capable of running the hands off the clock, I dont think he will lead tonight but he should get a nice sit behind Left Is Right and he should be able to apply some strong pressure mid race. Zambora Magic rounds out the chances, he returned to form with a sizzling 30.05 Cranbourne win last time and if he gets away cleanly he is more than capable of featuring.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2,5/1,2,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 6Solo Bold Trease 21/11 (gobis)8:52 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $12,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025 GOBIS: $2,400.


1ZIPPING RORY (NSW)[3]3515741.67(4)B Dapiran (Northwood)
2ZIPPING MAGGIE (NSW)[3]1432641.85(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)
3SWEET IT IS [2]2221142.04(7)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4SHALL SHE ROCK [2]1213141.90(5)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
6BAILEY ROSE (NSW)[5]38232NBTE Lieshout (Drouin West)
7JUST DUCAL [3]2161542.03(1)J Roberts (Devon Meadows)
8SLIPAWAY MAVIS [5]57455NBTE Sladdin (Sebastopol)

Sweet It Is has won two in a row and this class act looks well placed to notch up the hat trick. She is likely to trail them early but she has destroyed similar line-ups in her past two victories. She is clearly the best stayer in the land and she returns to what is probably her favourite track. The bookies are going to open her up short odds but I think it is worth anchoring her in exotics and banking on her in the quaddie.

Zipping Rory scored a blistering 41.75 Wentworth Park win three runs back and he is drawn to find the early lead tonight. His form is extremely inconsistent but he is a big talent when he can find the bunny early in his races, with two wins from six tries here and a 41.67 PB, he may just give the favourite something to catch. Zipping Maggie has cooled off in her past four runs after taking the staying world by storm in August and September. She has the speed to settle in the top two early and her recent effort when placed behind Sweet It Is at Wentworth Park was far from disappointing. Bailey Rose could be the value in the exotics, she has been placed in three of four here and she hasn’t been too far away in similar company of late.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 3/1,2,6/Field ($15 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,2,6/3/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 7Macro Meats Shootout 6/119:11 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.


1SONIC PIRATE [4]3222234.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
2ZIPPING FELIX (NSW)[4]7611434.17(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)
3KAYO MARCIARNO [5]6413234.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
4NEWFIRE RILEY [5]5245634.20(2)P Goold (Monbulk)
5WIND WHISTLER [5]24645FSTDA Langton (Anakie)
6SISCO RAGE [4]3411134.29(5)J Galea (Lara)
7LETHAL THREE (NSW)[5]5237334.25(5)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8BATMANDU [5]4163434.25(1)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Sisco Rage is flying again and he is a massive chance of notching up his fourth victory in a row. The box draw is against him tonight but luckily he has slow beginners all around him so if he can get away cleanly he should be able to settle in the top two of three early and he is then likely to go into overdrive mid race. He has proven in his career to be a super talent when he gets clear galloping room and with the lack of speed in tonight’s race he should get every chance to show his best.

Sonic Pirate is the likely leader in the event and he has been placed in his past six starts here. He will set a cracking pace but in recent weeks his last 40m has been a struggle, if they happen to bunch up behind him tonight he may just steal the prize. Wind Whistler could be a star stayer in the making and he should improve on his luckless middle distance debut at The Meadows. He is likely to get back early but the manner in which he has hit the line over 500m suggests that this journey will be right up his alley. Kayo Marciarno is another run on dog and he is a great dog to anchor for third and fourth in your exotics, clearly not good enough to win but he is always thereabouts.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Exacta: 1,5,6/1,3,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

First Four: 1,5,6/1,5,6/3/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,5,6/1,5,6/Field/3 ($30 for 100%)

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


1DYNA YEMEN (NSW)[4]1112629.65(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
2DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]1123529.62(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
3AWESOME PROJECT (NSW)[1]1116329.35(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4CAMPASPE WILL [4]6416429.44(8)N Walls (Melton)
5WE ARE GEELONG [3]2114729.62(2)M Karamatic (Lara)
6BABYLON CLUB [4]5322529.60(5)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
7PELOTON BALE (NSW)[3]1343229.68(2)J Hunt (Lara)
8DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[4]3723829.88(8)S Collins (Lara)

Quality lineup and its hard to look past the explosive Awesome Project, he has won six of ten here and his effort in the Top Gun was very impressive. There isn’t a lot of speed drawn on his outside so if he can get away with them on terms he should have enough natural speed to be up outside Dyna Nico as they negotiate the first turn. His middle section is the strongest part of his race so he should put a gap in them as they head for the back straight, if you can get around $2.40 I think that is great value.

Dyna Yemen is a star in the making and he is more than capable of matching it with the favourite, however he is still learning the caper and he can be slow to begin at times. The red draw is a definite advantage and he should be able to fill the quinella spot. Campaspe Will has an enormous engine and if the good Campaspe Will turns up he is more than capable of rolling Awesome Project. His PB of 29.18 here is off the charts and if he can get an ounce of luck early he should be right in the finish. Babylon Club could be the surprise packet, in recent weeks he has turned in some monster efforts here and he is well placed out wide.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Awesome Project

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

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,6/1,2,3,4,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

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

Race No. 9Rsn – Racing And Sport9:55 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.


1ZELL BALE (NSW)[5]61153FSTDS Collins (Lara)
2LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]42733NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
3IMA FAIRYTALE [5]11226NBTS Cachia (Anakie)
4HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]4625141.69(7)C Schlensog (Anakie)
5STARC (NSW)[4]7534242.10(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
6NUREYEV (NSW)[5]6632442.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
7MIMICKING (NSW)[5]4352342.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
8PARIS SPARKS [5]56254NBTD Pulis (Moe South)
9DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]Res.43524NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10DU PLESSIS (NSW)[5]Res.76417NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Heaps Of Ability returned to the winners list at Cranbourne in a scorching 41.35 and on that occasion he beat the classy Zipping Spike fair and square. He isn’t the best of beginners but he does muster speed well and if he can settle in the top four you should see him make a race winning move mid race. He has a ridiculous 41.69 PB here and if he runs anywhere near that he should win with ease.

Starc looks the likely leader and he has a solid record here, last week he was in the mix for the entire journey and he only went down narrowly in fast time, if he can reproduce that effort he will be right in the finish. Love Affair is a promising staying type and she turned in a solid effort when placed behind Sweet It Is last time out. She has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in her races so all she requires is a little bit of luck in running. Nureyev has solid place prospects and he must be included in your exotics, he can’t win the event but he can run homer into some minor money.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Quinella: 4 to rove with 2,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

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

Race No. 10Harvey Norman – Springvale10:14 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1CORNELIUS FUDGE [5]3484529.30(8)L Cockerell (Buckley)
2WHATTA JOKE [5]1336729.77(3)D Dean (Nyora)
3AZZA AZZA AZZA [5]14124NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4SOHO RHYTHM [5]2237329.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
5EL GRAND SEAL [5]1341329.88(3)J Britton (Anakie)
6DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[5]1178229.53(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [5]6113429.81(3)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
8ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[5]2463729.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Azza Azza Azza made his debut here last week and he should be much better for the run. On that occasion he was slow to begin and he had to work overtime mid race, tonight he doesn’t have a lot of speed around him so he should have enough natural dash to find the early lead and I would expect him to run some serious time on the bunny tonight.

Nockabout Aussie has an enormous engine and when he sees daylight he can produce an amazing sprint, from the poor draw tonight he will need a few things to go his way but if they do he will be right in the finish. El Grand Seal should settle on the speed with the favourite and she should give a good sight, she isn’t strong enough to win but she can hold on for a place. Cornelius Fudge is much better than his recent form suggests and he will be hitting the line strongly, it may be a good idea to anchor him for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Azza Azza Azza

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

Trifecta: 3,5,7/1,3,5,7/1,3,4,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

First Four: 3,5,7/3,5,7/1/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 3,5,7/3,5,7/Field/1 ($30 for 100%)

Race No. 11Berwick Mazda10:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.


1IMPACT BALE (NSW)[5]21424NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
2DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]5753129.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
3PRAISE CHORUS [5]75334NBTD Condon (Devon Meadows)
4PURE MAYHEM [5]11312FSTDW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
5LEKTRA HAWK [5]5124429.50(4)I Cockerell (Buckley)
6PAPA HOOK [5]14227NBTR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
7NO NO NOTORIOUS (NSW)[5]11258NBTD Dean (Nyora)
8IMA SCREW LOOSE [5]11281FSHC Capuano (Anakie)
9GALLOPING BETSY [5]Res.45328NBTR Conway (Bunyip)

Going for a bit of value in this event with Lektra Hawk, he is likely to start at good odds but he is highly talented and he is worth an each way ticket. He is risky at box rise but when he steps he is capable of matching it with the best of them. If he can reproduce his 29.50 PB effort he should give a great sight.

Praise Chorus is the likely leader and his recent efforts haven’t been that bad, he is rising a little in class tonight but I would expect him to have a nice lead mid race and he may be able to hang on. Pure Mayhem has a great record and he was a recent strong 34.48 winner here over 595m, with a clear run early he should figure prominently again. Dyna Glinda probably has the most talent in the event but she isn’t the most reliable, if she gets away like she did at Cranbourne last time then she becomes a major player.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Praise Chorus and Lektra Hawk

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,4,5/2,3,4,5 ($9 for 100%)

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10.58pm

One Dee is a highly promising speedster and she recently set the track alight at Bendigo when posting a scorching 23.63 victory. She is normally a very good beginner and there is absolutely no speed in this event, she should find herself in front at the first bend and from there on it should be a procession.

Dyna Nihilist has been placed in five of six here and when he is switched on he is capable of just about anything. He is likely to settle back in the field but if the gaps open up at the right time he should be right in the mix. Weblec Belle has won three of four over this journey and she appears to be improving with every run, the wide draw is a little concern tonight but if she gets through the first turn she shouldn’t be too far away. Morson Senor rounds out the chances, he has the good draw and he should be in contention for most of the journey.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on One Dee

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

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

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

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Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 30th 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:47:36 +0000 Best Bet:
Race 4: Spring Amanda – Launch on Spring Amanda at Centrebet with up to $200 in free bets.

Best Value:
Race 5: Bogie Classic

Leg 1: 1,4,5 – Leg 2: 1,8 – Leg 3: 2,3,4,5,6 – Leg 4: 1,3,4,6,7,8 – $90 for 50%

Race No. 1Woodville South Cricket Club Mix…7:15 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.


1ALDERLEY RIOT117730.17Terrance Cahalan
2VICTA SCOTT524529.89Ronald Schadow
3FANCY RICK211129.82John Shanahan
4YICHE622529.99Angela Modra
5PEPPER KAHN346630.02Kim Johnstone
6RAPIDO GRIS271730.34Wendy Matcott
7HE’S A VILLIAN621230.08Lisa Rasmussen
8PREMIER EVENT266129.98Laurence Cahalan
9DYNA HAKON464829.74Wendy Matcott

Very open race to kick start the night but I think the speedy and well drawn Premier Event can get the cash. Last week he dropped back to the 388m journey and scored a sizzling 22.19 win and if he can display similar sectionals tonight he should cross and lead all the way. He’s A Villian is absolutely flying at present and if he can settle midfield he should prove very hard to hold out. The only concern with him is that he may get shuffled back at the first turn. Fancy Rick is going to be well supported but I don’t think he has winning prospects tonight, place claims appear best for him. Yiche has the speed to lead and if she holds them out she can get the cash.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Premier Event

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

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

Trifecta: 8/3,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 2Ultimate Salads & Catering (sa O…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.


1ONUS ON ME332130.29Robert Isaacson
2RUBY SWIFT334230.60Tony Hinrichsen
3MIDWAY MAGIC225230.32Desmond Hockley
4SPRING TYSON212231.31Tony Lagana
5KENTA BALE726330.26Donald Turner
6KANKAKEE MCLAREN314330.11Donald Foster
7BEV’S CHOICE163130.27Robin Harnas
8FAUSTINO FAUST682530.67Bozidar Stamenkovic
9FIESTY FAIRY154430.37Kevin Murnane

Faustino Faust was a tad unlucky at Gawler last Sunday and I think he can make amends tonight. He was almost across and away before he got dragged down, with a keen railer drawn directly underneath tonight he should get a nice cart across and he may just zip away mid race. Midway Magic is a great dog to plonk for second and third, she rarely wins but she is never far away. Bev’s Choice is a promising speedster and she scored a slick 22.34 win here over 388m when second up from a spell last week. Spring Tyson rounds out the chances, she can muster speed very quickly and if she holds them out she will prove hard to reel in.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Faustino Faust

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

Trifecta: 8/3,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 3Dj’s Fabrication & Welding (vete…7:55 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.


1DISCO DAVE422130.17Kim Johnstone
2MINDCETTE822830.30Lester Harris
3BOGAN CENTRAL443429.97Karen Bearpark
4BUBBA RAY DUDLEY326830.12Karen Bearpark
5DANYO’S LUKE371429.92Colin Swain
6SHEZA DIVA642229.99Marie Whyte
7TEN ACES1215NBTPetar Jovanovic
8JUST AS FANCY553230.31John Shanahan
9DYNA HAKON464829.74Wendy Matcott

Danyo’s Luke can be very hard to follow at times but his last two efforts here have been extremely impressive. This is one of the weakest events he has faced for a while and with an even getaway he should get the cash. Just As Fancy is ideally drawn out wide and he hit the line hard when placed here on Monday. This race features quite a few which are a doubt to run the trip so he may just pick them off late. Mindcette could be the value, he is resuming from a short spell and he is drawn to get a nice sit early on.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Danyo’s Luke

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

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

Exacta: 5,8/1,2,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 4Adami’s Sand & Metal Stake Cta D…8:13 PM
5 event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.


1ZARA MCLAREN333243.25Helen Foster
3PANDORA’S SIN321443.71Wendy Matcott
4SHEZA TEN474143.56Petar Jovanovic
5DUCKTAIL JIVER524443.67Janice Jones
6MANILA EXPRESS412143.34Captain Abbott
7MCLAREN GRACE453643.41Tania Foster
8SPRING AMANDA111343.50Wendy Matcott

Spring Amanda is well placed in the pink and she should have no trouble crossing to the early lead. She has won three of her past four starts with the latest win being over this journey in a smart 43.50. Manila Express has won her past two over this trip and she has the class edge, she will need some luck early but if she gets it she will be a major player. Zara Mclaren was narrowly beaten here last week and she is never far away in this class. She is unlikely to win but she is a must for your exotic bets. Pandora’s Sin is the only other genuine winning chance, I dont like where she is drawn but if she happens to lob in the top three she will play a part.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Spring Amanda

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

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

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

Race No. 5Small Print Stake Cta Division18:38 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.


1BREAKER KAHN564130.35Kathleen Johnstone
2SHAMROCK PETAL666230.26Robert Isaacson
3SNEAKY LITTLE ME14X130.04Petar Jovanovic
4BOGIE CLASSIC243829.86Ben Rawlings
5RED LINE LAD233430.14Lisa Rasmussen
6VELOCITY DAFF452230.09Kim Johnstone
7VAN CARRHO FLASH253830.91Troy Murray
8WREX BALE347530.08Wendy Matcott
9DYNA HAKON464829.74Wendy Matcott

Breaker Kahn returned to the winners list here on Monday with a strong 30.56 victory and from the red draw he should be able to go back to back. Bogie Classic could be the value in the event, she is better than her recent form reads and she may be able to find the early lead tonight and that will help her confidence. Red Line Lad has been hitting the line strongly here of late and he should be around the money again at nice odds. Sneaky Little Me is a huge talent and she will be well in the market, however she does make a lot of mistakes in her races so she may be a risk.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Breaker Kahn

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

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

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

Race No. 6Pps Painting Contractors Pty Ltd…8:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.


1SET THE SCENE648829.66Laurence Cahalan
2DYNA ERWIN426429.84Wendy Matcott
3BOGIE YATES175330.23Ben Rawlings
4BAZ WILL ROCK418430.35Kathleen Johnstone
5ALLEN ILLEM654329.81Tony Rasmussen
6SENNI TONY623329.91Colin Swain
7FLYING BALE333729.97Lisa Rasmussen
8WHEELS OF FIRE311130.13John Shanahan
9DYNA HAKON464829.74Wendy Matcott

Wheels Of Fire is airborne at present and he should notch up his fourth win in a row. He is armed with a dazzling turn of foot and with an even getaway he should be off and gone at the first bend. Set The Scene can be hard to follow but he has a big engine when on song, from the red he will need some luck at the first bend as he likes to get wide, however if he gets a clear run he will prove hard to hold out. Allen Illem is never far away over this journey and he can run home into a place. Senni Tony has been placed in his past three starts here and he can run a drum again.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wheels Of Fire

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

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

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

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

Race No. 7H Barber Westfield West Lakes Mi…9:22 PM
3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,555 2nd: $730 3rd: $365.


1LOLLY BALE342129.67Lisa Rasmussen
2EMERLEY SENORITA221229.85Peter Hurley
3VICTA BROOKE851729.77Ronald Schadow
4FARMEROO131529.78Kenneth Gill
5STEW’S MISTAKE111529.67Donald Turner
6WINBROOK172529.79Alan Mcculloch
7AVID TYSON631130.00Tony Lagana
8KALDEN BLANCO111129.95Robert Isaacson

Winbrook was a recent finalist in the Adelaide Cup final and he hasn’t experienced much luck since. This race features quite a few front runners who struggle in the concluding stages, he should be able to settle mid field and make a strong move as they head around the home turn. Emerley Senorita is in great form and she will settle in the top two, my only concern with her is that she may get pestered by the speedy Avid Tyson in the middle stages. Farmeroo has a great record here and he shouldn’t be too far away and he has a habit of winning at big odds.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Winbrook

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

Quinella: 6 to rove with 2,4,5 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 82014 Sa Sprint Championship F Ct…9:41 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $21,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $15,000 2nd: $4,000 3rd: $2,000.


1WILD SOUL331329.79Kim Johnstone
2KALDEN KAPONE611429.67Troy Murray
3GALILEE SPIRIT173129.62Robert Isaacson
4BLACK BOTTLE418229.84Kathleen Johnstone
5AS IT GOES223429.72Oswald Chegia
6KALDEN GAMBINO535229.70Troy Murray
7GENGHIS KAHN514329.68Kathleen Johnstone
8DUSTNADO212129.59Steve Hoffman
9FARMEROO131529.78Kenneth Gill
10WINBROOK172529.79Alan Mcculloch

Wild Soul has amazing track sense and he appears drawn to get all the breaks. From the red he should be able to boot through early and settle in the top four, he is extremely strong in the run home and he really does look well placed here. Dustnado was a top 29.88 heat winner and he should give a great sight again, the wide draw doesn’t help but there isn’t too much speed in this race so he shouldn’t get posted wide. Black Bottle ran the race of his life last week and if he leads he should give a great sight again. Kalden Gambino has won nine of 24 here and with a good getaway he should be able to make an impact.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wild Soul

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

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

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

Race No. 91994/1995 C Grade Premiers Stake…10:05 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.


1LANNISTER121129.97Troy Murray
2DENALI HERO617731.11Dean Decrea
3ALDERLEY RETREATX43330.46Kathleen Johnstone
4ALL BLACK JACK115530.02Ronald Murch
5PIERO612630.01Robert Isaacson
6WOODSIDE JAGGER344230.04Graham Smith
7DOONA BALE645230.01Tony Rasmussen
8LEKTRA BETTY347630.32Wendy Matcott
9DYNA HAKON464829.74Wendy Matcott

Lannister is going very well at present and he is drawn to lead from go to whoa. He has shown in previous races that he can have a tendency to switch off and lose focus, however from the red he should roll straight to the lead and with no distractions he should get the job done. Woodside Jagger led for a long way here last week and he is well placed in a wide draw, with a good getaway he should give a great sight again. Doona Bale is the run on type in the event and she can fill the minor money, she is better suited to a rails draw but she will get a long way back early so the box draw shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lannister

Trifecta: 1/5,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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


1STORM ALLEN332130.40Wendy Matcott
2DYNA DRAMA734730.46Wendy Matcott
3NOREN BALE537330.64Lisa Rasmussen
4MISATO BALE636430.46Wendy Matcott
5COOL AND BLACK214530.33Desmond Hockley
6DEADLY CAPER112830.28Robert Isaacson
7LEKTRA NINJA537630.40Wendy Matcott
8BOONOONA BOY615529.97Troy Murray
9DYNA MORRIGAN342530.37Wendy Matcott
10SPARE WHEEL373430.43Roger Harris

Deadly Caper scored a strong 30.55 win here four runs back and he appears well graded in this event. There is no speed whatsoever in this event so if he gets away on terms I think he will have enough speed to cross and lead. He is normally very strong in the run home so if he does cross he will prove hard to reel in. Boonoona Boy has the class edge but the wide draw is a concern, if he can get through the first turn without too much bother he will be right in the finish. Storm Allen is a strong type and he broke through for a well deserved win on Monday in 30.43, I dont think he is a winning prospect but he must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Deadly Caper

Trifecta: 6,8/6,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

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

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

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Fletcher Knocking On The Door of A Group One Victory Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:47:56 +0000 Appin trainer Jason Fletcher is closer than ever to his dream of winning a Group One final, with talented sprinter Xtreme Knocka the fastest qualifier for Saturday night’s Vic Peters Classic.

Exiting from box two last week, the son of Knocka Norris and Misty Fields began moderately before mustering good pace to lead into the first turn, saluting by three and a half lengths in a flying time of 29.56.

“It was a terrific run last week. He got some room to move and everything worked out well,” said Fletcher.

Fletcher isn’t as optimistic about Xtreme Knocka’s chances this Saturday night, after coming up with a difficult box eight draw.

“Box three and box eight were left when it came to our turn to pick and unfortunately we got eight. I’d love him to be stepping out in a different coloured rug on Saturday, but I’m just hoping the dogs on his inside help him get across.”

Despite the obstacle of overcoming box eight in the final, Xtreme Knocka recorded a speedy run home of 11.69 on Saturday night and can figure at the finish, if he’s close enough.

“I was very pleased with his run home and if he’s chasing a dog that’s not so strong, I’d be confident of his chances. John Finn’s dog (Anything Less) is very strong and if he gets a chance I don’t think anything will run him down.”

Xtreme Knocka has been one of the surprise packets of this series, coming into the heats two weeks ago with eight career wins under his belt, including a speedy 28.73 performance at Bulli over 515 metres.

“After he won at Wentworth Park in 29.82, I decided to take him away from the track and he won a couple at Bulli and ran a very good second to Evil Punk over the 600m at Dapto.”

“He’s always had plenty of ability, but just had to learn to run with seven other dogs.

Finishing second in his heat behind Cosmic Angel in 29.88, Fletcher was confident in his greyhounds’ ability to get the job done in the semi final from a favourable box draw.

“It definitely did surprise me how well he went last week. I was very happy with his run home, but there’s a lot of strong dogs in the final this week and he will need to do everything right to have a chance.”

“He really enjoys racing at Wentworth Park and has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few weeks.”

After a flying 26.13 performance trial at Bulli over the 472 metres back in March, Xtreme Knocka headed to Jason Thompson’s kennels in Victoria and notched up a handy maiden victory at Sandown Park over the 515 metres in a time of 29.85.

In July Xtreme Knocka transferred to Fletcher’s Appin kennels and has blossomed since, wining six of thirteen starts, with an overall career record of nine wins from twenty three attempts.

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