Its been about a week since we have had fine weather here in Queensland. But today the sun is shining and the skies are clear, so it looks as if we will get a nice dry track for racing tonight at Albion Park, who have introduced a 395 meter race on a Monday night the last two weeks in a row. It’s a bad decision if you ask me, but the super talented Maid For Ron looks a special in that race.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Not Held 9.04pm
There is four dogs debuting over the 600 meter trip here tonight. Trex Fox, who is a son of champion stayer Miss Brooke, Abbey Corsair a daughter of freak stayer Dashing Corsair, Big Dac and my tip Not Held. Not Held is a top grade Albion Park Performer who has been racing the states best week in week out and has been finding the grade a bit much. The drop in class here is perfect and the step up in trip looks suitable for the son of Mogambo. He also loves the rail and has drawn box one here tonight.
From the red he should be able to punch through and it’s quite possible he can lead, and if he does then i’d say thatâ€™s the end of the race. He is pretty strong and shows every indication he can run out the 600 in at least 35.20. About $3.00 should be around for him, which is value at Sportingbet.
Hougenie looks the main danger but she has been unreliable at her last few, beginning fast on some occasions and slow on the others. If she does ping and go she will be super hard to reel in. She has posted a fast time of 35.15 here and on the bunny she can go quicker.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 9 Box 7 Long Gully Surf 9,14pm
715 meter staying race here tonight and with the scratching of the likely favourite Kaylarikki it has opened up for Long Gully Surf. In a race that has little or no early pace, Long Gully Surf is the one to beat. Most of the field are get back and run on types and that will suit the very strong Long Gully Surf who has recorded a win here in 43.60. With the slow early pace he should be much much closer than usual to the bunny and that should make him a certainty. A couple of starts back he flew from the rear to win really well in fast time at Gawler. So expect him to be running over the top of these tonight.
Zara Mclaren is the main danger, but she is a non winner and struggles to get past the post first. Abdon Dale is the classiest runner but its been a while since he was at his best, he can win but god only knows when it will be. Surely his bad form cant continue for too much longer.
Long Gully Surf to win from boxes eight and five.
Grafton Greyhounds Race 3 Box 8 Pepi Katona 7.48pm
Completely forget the form of Pepi Katona, he is a very talented dog and has a big motor but its just been a while since he has performed. I donâ€™t know the reason why he is so out of form, but he surely cant keep running out of a place. He has to turn his form around and im sure it will be sooner rather then later. The biggest concern of all is he has only won the one start from 14 here and thatâ€™s a major concern. He did however lead here last start and I reckon if he can get forward early and find the top he will keep going.
Punters should find odds of about $15.00 about the son of El Galo, so make sure you back him each way. Battlefront looks the main winner though and he has been very consistent and has raced well here last start when winning.
Launceston Greyhounds Race 5 Box 1 Frimpong 7.59pm
The former Victorian Frimpong has been going really well since moving to Tassie. The 500 meter trip wont be a problem and he has drawn the red box which will see him greatly aided. He has drawn wide boxes in his two starts here and has not had much luck. Box one should see him spring out and find the bunny from the get go. Once in front the looks capable of running quick enough to win this.
Box four runner Breaking the Law looks the main danger and he cant be overlooked. If he gets forward early and finds the top or near too he will be the one to beat. Take the exacta as both dogs look above the others.
Shepparton Greyhounds Race 7 Box 8 State Sensation 9.06pm
The talented State Sensation will be mighty hard to stop resuming here from a lay off. He is a high speed chaser who has a big motor when on song. Tonight’s race is a bit short for the son of Elite State but he should find himself much more forward here in this fresh from a spell. If he jumps and gets a clear uninterrupted run early on he should be steaming down the outside in the run to the line.
Great chance to take advantage of the Sportsbet $250 bonus. Eachway chance.
Best of Luck
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We had a great day yesterday, with Spring Court saluting at Ipswuch paying $3.40 and Wilma Bale getting up to win at $8.40, beating our second pick Sweet it is. Punters who took Wilma Bale and the exacta were duly rewarded.
Tonight looks much harder, but I’ll do my best to try keep that winning feeling flowing. With selections at The Meadows, Wentworth Park and Cannington.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 6 Box 1 Fort Allen 8.57pm
Fort Allen looks the winner here tonight from the perfect box one draw. He was unlucky last week when run down by Mepunga Melachi from box two when he flew away in a fast 5.04 first section. He should go just as good tonight from box one and expect him to have no trouble leading. He posted a PB here last start of 29.94 and a repeat will see him win tonight. He’s got a great record from box one and while there is a few that can run him down, he’ll probably have a few lengths break.
Nobby Bale looks a huge threat and expect him to be hitting the line really hard. Tyronimo also gets his chance, but may need to begin better and stay in touch early. There won’t be a huge price on offer for Fort Allen, but at nearly 2-1 he looks a really solid bet with all factors in his favour.
Nobby Bale can certainly fill a place or win with luck, so keep him safe and maybe back him for a place.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 8 Box 3 Born Ali 9.50pm
The feature race of the night is the $25,000 to the winner Gold Cup at Wentworth Park. I’m going to go with Born Ali, who will be off and running early and will make her own luck. She’s a fast front running type as most know and can run out the 700 on the bunny. She does have require a little but of luck to win tonight and she will need Lucy Wires and Dyna Willow to jam up a bit. Lucy Wires has drawn well and has a booming finish, so with a clear run she can run over the top them.
Cawbourne Clooney could be the knockout dog, she’s a fast bitch but doesent really go until she finds the rails. With slow beginner Lucy Wires boxed on her inside Clooney should be able to find the rail really early on. So punters should keep her very safe.
If $5.00 or more is available for Born Ali fixed at the corporate bookmakers, then I suggest jumping on as she makes her own luck. A solid place bet could be Cawbourne Clooney from the suitable box and she could represent good place value.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 7 Box 1 Ash Flash 11.57pm
I doubt we will see many big priced winners here at Cannington tonight. It looks a card where most races will be dominated by the favourites. Ash Flash was beaten last start but will be primed and a better suited back here at Cannington tonight. There’s no doubting her ability and she has hit her straps since coming across from Victoria. Box one is perfect and expect her to trail in behind star chaser Magpie Bob.
He’s probably a few runs short of peak fitness, so expect him to get tired in the run to the line. He should spear out and make the early pace for Ash Flash. As long as Ash can find the rail and hold a forward position I expect her to finish far too hard for these here tonight. Great bet well boxed and no excuse here tonight.
Best of Luck
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Race 1 – 525M Maiden Final – 7:13PM
Little Turn finally gained some luck in running and that allowed the Darren McDonald trained speedster to score a smart all the way heat win last week. If he can repeat his 5.11 sectional, he should have no trouble crossing early and getting the cash.
Footluce Diva was far from disgraced in her heat and from the good draw she should be pressuring the favourite throughout.
Estrela Escura and Dr. Rahoual are both improving types who look to be the likely hopes to fill the minors.
Top Four : Â Â 5 – 1 – 2 – 7
Trifecta: 5/1,2,7/Field ($18 for $1)
Trifecta: 5/1/Field ($6 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,5/1,2,5,7/1,2,5,7 ($12 for $1)
Race 2 – 525M Grade 5 Heat – 7:35PM
Striking Blaze should continue the hot start to the night for Darren McDonald. Drawn in the prized red box, he should be burning to the early lead and from there on it should be a matter of times and margins.
Unix Bale has plenty of gears but her lack of early speed is always a concern. Obviously with luck early she will feature, however with her racing pattern she would be a solid anchor for second and third in your exotics.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 4 – 6 – 8
Trifecta: 1/4/2,3,6,7,8 ($5 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,4/1,4/2,3,6,7,8 ($10 for $1)
Trifecta: 1/4,6,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($15 for $1)
Race 3 – 525M Grade 5 Heat – 7:57PM
In a race where Cheap Currency is expected to start odds on, I think it is best to look for some value. I can’t split Sky Fighter and Proven Looper. Sky Fighter is expected to ping and challenge for the lead whilst Proven Looper musters pace quickly and he should get a nice cart across early. Both should be at least $4.00 or better. So if you have something on both you should double your cash.
Cheap Currency has plenty on these when it comes to ability, however his box manners are terrible and I expect that he will be giving them a big head start.
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 8 – 3 – 4
Suggested Bet: Sky Fighter and Proven Looper both to win, take some exotics with Cheap Currency to run second or third also.
Race 4 – 525M Grade 5 Heat – 8:20PM
Dyna Orion has scored two brilliant wins here recently and he is expected to be odds on. Tonight I think he is the lay of the night. His first sectionals have been average to date and he is likely to get strung up in traffic early.
I am expecting Closing Time to pounce on the early lead and win comfortably. She has been placed in seven of her past eight starts and she is very consistent with her box manners.
Squall Bale could be the blowout chance, he is much better than his recent form suggests.
Top Four : Â Â 2 – 5 – 4 – 6
Suggested Bet: Closing Time and Squall Bale both for the win, have a little extra on Closing Time. Shop around the corporate bookmakers for the best value .
Race 5 – 525M Grade 4 – 8:38PM
Probably the most open race of the night, My Bro Fabio has them all covered for ability but he is likely to be spotting them an enormous head start. Ollie Bale has experienced a limited amount of luck recently and with so much pace drawn underneath he should get a nice sit early and have his chance to return to the winners list.
Godric Grydindor scored a powerful 29.62 Sandown win last time and from the good draw he will be a major player again. Radinka Bale has a smart record here but she may struggle to cross from out in box six.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 1 – 5 – 6
Trifecta: 1,3/1,3,5,6/1,3,4,5,6,7,8 ($30 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,3,6/5/Field ($18 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,3,6/Field/5 ($18 for $1)
Race 6 – 525M Mixed 3/4 – 8:57PM
Fort Allen has sizzling early speed and he should lead clearly, however his last 50m is always suspect. With this being said, Tyronimo drawn in box two should be able to camp on the leader early and make a strong move off the back straight. He recently broke 27 seconds at Horsham and a repeat of that would see him proving too strong here.
The quinella spot should be filled by early leader Fort Allen, he has been in consistent form of late and he is likely to be fairly short.
Hawk Alone rarely runs a bad race and he just needs an ounce of luck early.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 2 – 7 – 4
Trifecta: 2/1/3,4,6,7,8 ($5 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,2/1,2/3,4,6,7,8 ($10 For $1)
Trifecta: 2/1,4,7/Field ($18 for $1)
Race 7 – 525M Mixed 4/5 – 9:20PM
Woodnear has the gun draw and he has won his past five starts in brilliant style. The brother of Ernie Bung Arrow is normally a very reliable beginner and if he can step on terms again, he should have no trouble holding the early lead and winning.
Bazza’s Gift beat a top field at Sandown in early February and when given space in the early stages he can muster pace very quickly. With Woodnear leading he should get a nice sit early and he may give the leader a big fright.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 2 – 4 – 3
Suggested Bet: Quinella 1,2
Trifecta: 1,2/1,2/Field ($12 for $1)
Trifecta: 1,2/1,2,3,4/Field ($36 for $1)
Race 8 – 525M Mixed 2/3 – 9:40PM
In a race with a number of chances, I think we can find some value. Yoda Bale is armed with blistering early speed and if he can begin cleanly he has more than enough speed to cross. He should be around the $12 mark and is worth an each way bet.
Empire Allen should follow Yoda across early and although disappointing at Sandown last week, he can atone here as he loves this track.
Clone Your Own will bomb the start but he has great mid race pace, must for the exotics
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 8 – 6 – 1
Suggested Bet: Win bets on Yoda Bale and Empire Allen
Race 9 – 525M Grade 5 Final – 9:57PM
Lonesome Pirate is blessed with ridiculous talent but he doesn’t always show it. Drawn in the red box, tonight he gets his chance to drive to the early lead and he should be running sub 30 on the lure.
Lou Todd got to the line strongly in his 30.23 heat win and with some luck early he should be a major player again.
Cosmic Rush must be respected at odds and do not leave out of your exotic bets.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 3 – 7 – 8
Suggested Bet: Load up on Lonesome Pirate at sportingbet and have something small on Cosmic Rush at odds.
Race 10 – 600M Mixed 4/5 – 10:20PM
After an unsuccessful staying attempt, Allen Eryk drops back to his favourable 600m journey. With slow beginners drawn either side he should get all the breaks early and if remains untouched he should get the cash.
Knockabout Aussie is a frustrating chaser, he has lots of gears but has a tendency to find trouble in running. He is likely to get back early but look for him to be screaming home.
Jewel Bale makes her middle distance debut and she gives every indication that it will suit.
Top Four : Â Â 4 – 7 – 3 – 2
Suggested Bet: Allen Eryk to win with Sportsbet
Race 11 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:40PM
Lunar Tom is a brilliant beginner who has finally drawn his box. Drawn in eight, he should be given plenty of room to muster to the early lead and in a mediocre affair he should prove far too strong. If you can get $3.50 or better, load up as he is the best of the night.
Wise chief led for a long way in his top Horsham placing recently and if he can settle near the speed again he should be a major player.
Top Four : Â Â 8 – 2 – 3 – 4
Suggested Bet: Win bet on Lunar Tom
Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:57PM
To finish the card we have the toughest race of the night. I think this is a race where you can have something on a few runners at value. I am expecting Pepper Fozz to lead and she was far from disgraced when placed here last week. She will be double figures and worth an each way ticket.
Why Not Wayne is the most talented in the race but he will be relying on luck early. He will also be double figures. Fearsome Mint is the likely favourite and I think he might struggle in his first look at the track.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 7 – 5 – 4
Suggested Bet: Win bets on Pepper Fozz, Why Not Wayne and Firecette.Â All will be double figures.
1,3,5,6/1,2/1,2/1,3,6,7,8 ($80 for $1)
1,3/1,2,4,7/1,2/1,3,6,7,8 ($80 for $1)
Our best result was White Prado winning easily at Hobart last night at $3.90 and the trifecta in the same race in order, which paid $18.00 . The rain played havoc at Albion park and a we saw a few upset results. Our main bet for the night, Pearl Za Zinger, was quite disappointing after missing the start and finishing fourth. Had she jumped I feel she would have won, so keep a close eye on her. It wont be long till she wins.
The run of the night has to go to the former W.A chaser now trained in S.A by Troy Murray Rulebook, who completely thrashed a quality field and run the hands of the clock, running a blistering 29.26 at Angle Park.
Punters with a keen eye will be aware Troy often has great success with dogs who come across form W.A with poor form. Rulebook was heavily backed early on and opened up extremely short, but drifted to odds of $6.00.
Infinite Wish was unlucky at Sandown over the staying trip and sheâ€™s been super consistent of late. She stormed home from near the rear to only just go down. She is well overdue for a win and it looks likely no matter where she starts next, sheâ€™ll just win. So stick with her.
Ipswich Greyhounds Race 4 Box 2 Spring Court, 3.57pm
Plenty of winners here today at Ipswich. Spring Court for leading trainer Col Byers could be the overs in race four. He is a pretty handy type and is racing in solid form. I really try to steer clear of short course bend starts as they are a recipe for disaster, but he looks capable of getting away quickly and finding the rail before the majority of the field. Once he is on the lure and in clear galloping room he can carve out a fast enough time to win.
Sox And Crocs and Madraski look the main dangers and they are likely to start the favourites. Sox And Crocs hasnâ€™t drawn well and he will need all the luck he can get. Madraski is likely to make her own luck and will be off and burning from the outset. Cee Eh Oh is the only other likely winner, but box seven makes it hard if she doesnâ€™t fire out.
Punters looking to take exotics could box up runners 2,5,7,8 in a trifecta $24.00 for 100%
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 5 Billyâ€™s Shelby 8.58pm
Tough Garden to Wenty race here tonight. Wentworth Park can be a tough track to win on first up on and it’s likely Heâ€™s A Knight will start the favourite. Box seven is tough and while he was the quickest qualifier in the heats, I donâ€™t like him here in the final. He may struggle to clear them early and I donâ€™t really like his chances of coming from behind and running them down. So he looks a possible lay bet.
Box five runner Billyâ€™s Shelby is my on top selection and she is likely to be the strongest runner excluding Heâ€™s a Knight. Black Bravo and Cowboy Ed look the early speed and both dogs are likely to fire out and make the pace. Black Bravo has had six attempts here and has only managed the one placing, so its unlikely he can win tonight. Cowboy Ed looks tested at the distance and is probably going to walk over the last 50 meters of the trip.
If Billyâ€™s Shelby can lob in third or fourth then its quite possible she can run over the top of these in this. Punters should be able to find odds of around the $5.00 mark and she looks a great chance to win here tonight.
Geelong Greyhounds Race 6 Box 9 Wilma Bale 8.48pm
Wilma Bale certainly has the speed and ability to win this, but back her at your own risk. She burst onto the seen when winning her maiden in a fast sub 30.00 time at Wentworth Park and then shen followed it up with another fast victory. Since sheâ€™s been transferred down to Victoria she hasnâ€™t been the same dog and has struggled to find her early form.
She is being stepped up here to the 680 meter trip in a attempt to get her to find some form. If she can get forward early and find her way onto the bunny she can run time and I donâ€™t think the longer journey will pose to much of a problem if she races on the speed. The biq question though is can she get forward and find her way to the front, at her best she most certainly can. If odds of around $6.00 are about I suggest having a small wager and putting her in your exotics.
The dog to beat and likely short priced favourite is the super talented Sweet It Is, who has been recently transferred to the kennel of leading trainer Darren McDonald. She has a huge motor and if she stays in touch with them early she can run right over the top of them.
Wilma Bale the value and Sweet It Is the one to beat.
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Tonight’s main attraction will be the running of the Maitland Cup, with Maitland taking over the usual time slot of Dapto. Paw Licking looks to have a stranglehold over the race after lowering the record in the heats last week. 9.58pm the lids fly open and $40,000 awaits the winner.
Its not great weather here in Queensland and it’s possible that Albion Park will be called off tonight if the rain keeps up, which seems quite likely according to the forecast. I’m not a big fan of wagering when the it rains, I feel it affects some dogs more then others. I remember an incident at Albion Park one night, when a daughter of the champ Miss Grub was odds on favourite to win. It was pouring rain and she had to be dragged to the boxes. The lids flew open and only seven runners came out, with the odds on pop deciding it was too wet. She walked around the boxes and back under the shelter. So keep that in mind when punting tonight.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 3 Pearl Za Zinger 7.26pm
Its quite a hard card tonight at Albion Park, and its likely to get harder if the rain keeps up during the meeting. Speedy beginner Pearl Za Zinger looks a great each way show here tonight in this 5th grade. Her past couple of starts have been good and she’s only been beaten by small margins. The daughter of Surf Lorian and Kaycee Diva can begin well to lead, with box seven runner You Say So the only other likely leader. Two starts back she recorded a personal best of 30.15 and if she runs up to that here tonight, she’ll be mighty hard to stop.
Pearl Za Zinger looks capable of setting up a couple of lengths break on the majority of the field and will keep going all the way if she doesn’t get too much pressure. You Say So is the likely pressure dog and he won well Monday night from the same box. These two runners look the likely leaders for the majority of the race and can run first and second here.
Box four runner Flick Pass, box six runner Jungle Junction and box one runner Big Dac look likely to fill the placings respectively. My only concern is Pearl Za Zinger and YouS ay So could tangle up, and if this does happen, it is likely to open the race right up.
Eachway Pear Za Zinger, speedy and boxed well, great chance. Look for $5.00 fixed at Sportingbet.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 2 Encosta Kahn 7.55pm
Encosta Kahn is once again tonight’s Angle Park selection. He’s been unable to get across the line first here the last three weeks when he’s looked the outright winner. He has drawn the two box here tonight and he should have no excuses in getting across over to the rail, even if Victa Sam does beat him out he should be strong enough to take over early on. HE is still racing really well and he still looks capable of breaking 30.00.
Victa Sam at his best can win and he looks set to run a much improved race here from the inside trap. He has always raced well here and looks likely to gain a clear trouble free run early on, which should see him get closer to the bunny than he has been for a long while, which should result in an improved performance. Allen Illem from out wide can race handy and with racing luck he will be steaming around the outside mid race.
Encosta Kahn win only and last chance at around the $2.30 mark with Sportsbet. ã€€ ã€€ ã€€ ã€€ ã€€
Maitland Greyhounds Race 6 Box 3 Nosey Rozy 9.14pm
We all know how good Nosey Rozy is, but I just hope we see the best of her. At her best she’s a likely group winner. Rozy is a track record breaker and a flying machine when on song and she returned from a long injury lay off and went like a rocket here last start after beginning slowly. She should begin much better here tonight now she has had that first run back out of her system. She has stopped the clock here in a solid 25.31 already, but she’s certainly capable of running much quicker then that. Box three suits and she can begin with them, before unleashing an early onslaught of sheer pace, which should see her put a gap in her rivals before racing away for a comfortable victory.
Lil Miss Sparkle is the main danger. She will get the run of the race and get her chance to show her brilliant early toe. She should begin fast and will be the likely winner should Rozy find herself caught up in traffic.
$3.30 should be around for Rozy and I suggest jumping on early with one of our many corporates.. Punters looking for value cant go past the ageless Yo Cool Maxie, who is back racing in superb fashion, winning eight of his last 10 starts at over four years of age.
Hobart Greyhounds Race 6 Box 8 White Prado 9.05pm
This is a clear cut three dog race here tonight. White Prado, Despicable Matt and Minnie Mogul look panels better then the rest of the field. White Prado is my on top selection and he has once again drawn perfectly in box eight. The son of Where’s Pedro was narrowly beaten here last week by Minnie Mogul as the short priced $1.20 favourite. There is no way he can start at that price again, not after being beat on his merits last start, and with the addition of Despicable Matt who posted a solid 26.36 here, which was just slightly slower then Minnie Mogul.
White Prado did look to have a bit more in reserve last week and it’s likely he can go much quicker then he did here when being beat. Its quite possible $ 2.80 to $3.00 could be around fro him tonight, so if he starts around that I say load up. He looks the winner.
Sandown Greyhounds Race 3 Box 4 Cee Ronaldo 7.46pm
This fellow has a motor and when on song can challenge some of the states best. His form is only very average of late, but with a quick getaway he can run time and prove very hard to beat. Box four isn’t much of a concern, despite it being the only box he’s yet to win from. He fell very early into his career and I feel that has always lingered with him, stopping him from fulfilling his potential. He is however a winner of nearly $58,580 and looks a chance to add to that tally here tonight. If he can begin and get across he will give them plenty to catch.
The main danger is the very speedy Osbourne Bale, who will likely spear the lids and head straight to the front. If they jam in behind then he looks the winner.
Cee Ronaldo could be overs in this so have a each way go here at him in this suitable race. ã€€
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Race 7 – 595M mixed 4/5 – 9:11PM
In what looks to be a tough race, I think Ema’s Princess can turn the tables on Corridor after their encounter here last week. Drawn underneath her opponent this week, Ema’s Princess should be able to punch through early and settle in front of Corridor. On the lure she will take a power of beating.
Corridor tested the clock here last week when running sub 34 seconds. Tonight it will be a much tougher assignment to lead and therefore I believe his chances look limited to a place hope at best.
Duchess Bale is new to the middle distance and staying ranks, but based on her smart 600m Meadows win on Saturday, she will be a key player tonight and in the future. Dyna York might be a nice place bet at Value, you should be able to find around $4.50 or better fixed and he is worth an interest.
Top Four : Â Â 2 – 3 – 5 – 6
Trifecta 2,3/2,3,5,6/1,2,3,5,6,7,8 ($30 for $1)
Race 8 – 515M Free For All – 9:35PM
Another race which looks to have some value. There are potentially five possible leaders, which I believe gives a clear advantage to Buckle Up Mason and Premier Event. Both speedsters have enough dash to punch up and hold the lead and if either one is left in front they will take a power of beating.
Innocent Til has been in dazzling form but from out wide he is going to need too much luck to get across. At Even money or a bit better, he looks to be another great lay prospect.
Gold Town has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races. Last week he overcame a heap of difficulties to score at The Meadows and with some luck early tonight he can feature again.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 2 – 6 – 5
Suggested Bet: Buckle Up Mason and Premier Event to win, should be $5 and $14 respectively, shop around the various bookies for the best value.
Race 9 – 715M Mixed 4/5 – 9:55PM
Berry Blitz makes her 700m debut tonight and she has given every indication to date that the trip will suit. In recent runs she has been hitting the line hard over shorter trips. From her good draw, she should get plenty of room early to balance up and make her big move mid race.
Heaps Of Ability is another up and coming staying prospect who possesses a lot more natural early speed than Berry Blitz. If he can step on terms he should find himself a clear leader as they pass the post the first time. The only concern is the last 50m, Berry Blitz may just over power him in the final stages.
Tatty Fields and Boris Sent Me are both always thereabouts and they must be included in your exotic bets. Boris may be a tad under the odds, so if my fancied two can feature there should be some nice dividends with the exotics.
Top Four : Â Â 8 – 3 – 4 – 2
Suggested Bet: Berry Blitz and Heaps Of Ability both for the win
Trifecta 2,3,8/4/Field ($15 for $1)
Trifecta 2,3,8/Field/4 ($15 for $1)
Race 10 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:14PM
Stylish Baroque showed plenty of early dash when smartly placed here last week behind Scintillating. With a slow beginner drawn directly underneath, she should have no trouble finding the rails and early lead. When running second here last week she recorded a slick 29.65 and a repeat of that effort sees her win tonight.
Moot Point has been racing in consistent fashion and being armed with a big finish, he should find himself featuring in the result if he can gain an ounce of luck in the early stages.
Oakvale Flyer and Fortuna Allen look to be the only other two winning chances. Oakvale Flyer is hit or miss early and she must hit to have any chance. Fortuna Allen will rely heavily on luck in the initial stages, if she can settle in the top four she will pressure for the winner’s cheque.
Top Four: Â Â 2 – 8 – 6 – 3
Suggested Bet: Stylish Baroque to win, great chance to load up with the Free $250 at Sportsbet!
Race 11 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:38PM
Crowdza Captive musters pace at a great rate and after her three recent placing’s here she should return to the winners list. Eye Smith which is drawn directly underneath moves to the left at box rise which should allow Crowdza Captive to lead and score an all the way win.
Allen Orville races well from inside draws and if he can step cleanly he should find himself settling in the first four as they head through the first turn. The only knock on him is that he tends to find a lot of trouble in his races.
Silver Brodie has the talent to win but crossing from box eight may be beyond him. Man Of Manners was a former top grader, if he can recapture some of his best form he might be a nice place bet.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 1 – 2 – 5
Quinella 6 to Rove with 1,2,5
Trifecta: 1,6/1,2,5,6/1,2,4,5,6,8 ($18 for $1)
Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:58PM
The Steve Shinners trained High Speed Chase can hopefully get us out on a winning note. This promising speedster has won four of his eight starts to date, with one of those being over this track and journey in a slick 29.47. This race lacks genuine early speed so it’s easy to see him making every post a winner.
Dello Bale has scored three of his four career wins from the red box and if he can run his normal 5.15 to the first marker, he should settle in a prominent position early and feature in the finish.
Owen Bale looks to be the run on dog in the race. Having had no luck in his recent efforts, he will be hoping for an ounce of luck initially and if given it, he may be the blowout hope.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 1 – 7 – 8
Suggested Bet: High Speed Chase to win, should get around $3 or better
6/1,2,6,7,8/2,3,5/1,2,5,6,7 ($75 for $1)
6/7,8/2,3,5/1,2,5,6,7 ($30 for $1)
1,2,4,6/7,8/2,3,5/1,2,5,6,7 ($60 for 50c)
Race 1 – 715M Novice Final – 7:07PM
In a race which includes a number of one-paced chaser, it is hard to get excited about taking odds on with Storm Red. Having scored an impressive heat win from this draw last week, I believe that she is worth taking on tonight. Norrie’s Antics should be around the $10.00 mark and I think she has the ability to lead all the way in this weak event.
Our Spotty is a professional placegetter and he wasn’t totally disgraced in his heat last week. From the middle draw he will need an ounce of luck but he is a must for all exotic bets.
Storm Red obviously the class factor, however I can’t back her at the short odds.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 1 – 4 – 3
Suggested Bet: Norrie’s Antics each way with sportsbet, should get double figures.
Trifecta: 1,6/1,6/Field ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 1,6/1,3,4,6,8/Field ($48 for $1)
Race 2 – 515M Grade 5 Heat – 7:24PM
Bogner Bale has had little luck in his recent runs, normally a reliable beginner and with the advantage of an empty draw directly outside, he should pounce on the early lead and prove too classy.Â If you can find anything around the even money mark, load up.
Mepunga Ranger is much better than his recent form suggests and with some luck in the early running he should fill the quinella spot.
Sapporo and Salegreys Power look to be the only other hopes, however Sapporo has seen better days and Salegreys Power faces a stiff task in trying to cross early.
Top Four : Â Â 4 – 3 – 7 – 8
Trifecta: 4/3,7,8/3,7,8 ($6 for $1)
Trifecta 3,4/3,4/Field ($12 for $1)
Quinella 4 Roving with 3 & 7
Race 3 – 515M Grade 5 Heat – 7:46PM
The smart Osbourne Bale faces a significant class drop and he seems to do his best racing at this track. With some early speed drawn directly underneath, he should get a nice cart across early and prove too strong in the run home.
Cee Ronaldo has got plenty of gears but he is extremely unreliable early. From the squeeze box he will rely heavily on luck, but he can definitely threaten with some room early.
Place claims must be given to Mepunga Locky and Missile Flash. Missile Flash has shown improvement in every run since crossing to Victoria.
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 4 – 8 – 2
Suggested Bet: Osbourne Bale to win with Sportingbet.
Race 4 – 515M Grade 5 Heat – 8:07PM
Velocemente is surprisingly well drawn out in box six and he should be given plenty of room initially to muster speed and settle in a forward position. He has been racing in much stronger class of late and he should get every chance to return to the winners list.
Outside Velocemente there appears to be a number of chances. Johnny Heritage is very hit or miss early but he was far from disgraced when placed at Bendigo last start. Given an ounce of luck early, he should be in the finish.
Tweak seems to be racing below his best but the drop in class may help him regain some much needed confidence.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 4 – 5 – 3
Suggested Bet: Velocemente to win ($3 or better fixed at Sportsbet)
Race 5 – 515M Mixed 4/5 8:29PM
Mepunga Melachi got the cash for us at The Meadows on the weekend at $22.00, but I think tonight he faces a tough task. Scintillating was just that when scoring here last week in 29.41. A repeat of his 5.02 first section sees him leading from go to whoa again.
Tick Bale was enormous when placed here last week behind Hooksy. He is likely to get back early again but he will be steaming home at the business end.
Shadow Lane and Mepunga Melachi are both drawn to make their presence felt. Shadow Lane does his best racing here and he can run time on the lure.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 4 – 2 – 1
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 6/1,2,4/1,2,3,4,5,8 ($15 for $1)
First 4: 6/2,4/1/Field ($10 for $1)
First 4: 6/2,4/Field/1 ($10 for $1)
Race 6 – 715M Final – 8:52PM
Alpe D’Huez is likely to be short and he was quite impressive in his heat, however from a middle pin tonight he looks to be a major risk and is worth laying. Infinite Wish should be the value runner and should start around the $6.00 mark. In a race which features three or four leaders who struggle to run the trip, it is easy to see her getting a nice sit on the leaders and proving too strong in the run to the line.
Sisco Rage broke 42 seconds here last week and if he can settle in the first two or three again he is likely to be a major player. The draw doesn’t look favourable but in his defence he is fairly reliable at box rise.
Alpe D’Huez finally broke a run of seven outs here last week in his heat. Like Infinite Wish, he is likely to be giving them a big head start but he will get past some tired chasers in the run home.
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 8 – 6 – 2
Suggested Bet: Quinella 7 to rove with 2,6,8
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Lismore Greyhounds Race 8 Box 4 Iâ€™m I Said, 9.05pm
This fellow is very talented and is a pretty good type in the making. His mother Black Candy, who is now sadly deceased, was a prolific Albion Park performer and this fellow looks just as talented this early on in his career. He is a winner of five from eight so far, with two minor placings. He was beaten here last week for the first time after beginning poorly, but I expect him to make amends here tonight. Heâ€™s not a brilliant box dog but he does have enough early toe to get across them from the pink box tonight.
Once across the race will be all over, but itâ€™s just a case of if he can get across. At a price of 3.00 or better he is worth a ticket, but I cant see him starting at that price so bet cautiously.
Box five runner Queen Emma Cloud is the main danger. She has only won the one from nine here, but sheâ€™s run a few placings. She has enough early toe to fire out and if she gets across early she will be one who can knock off the favourite at a good price, so keep her safe.
It may be worth taking a boxed exacta with these two runners, because if Queen Emma Cloud does beat Iâ€™m I Said it will pay well for a $2.00 outlay for 100%.
Mandurah Greyhounds Race 9 Box 1 Novaâ€™s Guess 12.27pm
Novaâ€™s Guess is owned and trained by former leading Queensland trainers Dave and Christian Robartson, who bred and races champions such as El Galo, High Earner and Miss Hot Gossip. They have recently moved back across to WA and have had good success since doing so.
This girl is by the good producer Expect More out of Turanza Bale, who is the mother of super chaser Xylia Allen. Novaâ€™s Guess has had a few chances to break through recently, but Iâ€™m prepared to give her another chance here tonight against a suitable field. She can jump quick enough to put herself in a winning position and will be greatly aided by the inside box.
There is not much in the way of standouts in this race and I highly doubt they can break the 23.00 mark. Novaâ€™s Guess has only posted a slow time of 23.42, but looks capable of running 23.15 if she steps away. The main danger looks to be box three runner Ocean Prince who, based on his stewards trial, can run a solid 23.12. If he repeats that he can win.
Take the quinella and boxed exacta with these two runners.
Warragul Greyhounds Race 8 Box 3 Bit Chili Billie, 9.09pm
Tough race, but there could be a few dogs over the odds that can win. This girl flew over the 400 meter trip here a while back and can begin well enough to lead from box three. She is capable of just breaking the 26.00 mark and while she will need to do that to win, she does have the ability to do so. Boxes one, two and seven look very hard to beat and they are stronger then my selection in this.
But they may find themselves tangled up as they all look capable of jumping together. If $7.00 or more is about for Bit Chili Billie, sheâ€™s worth an each way ticket. Box two runner Mermaid Princess is probably the main danger as sheâ€™s racing in superb form and ran a fast 29.58 when being beaten last start at Sandown. She is one from one at Warragul and has recorded a fast 25.83 for the 460 meter trip. A repeat of that performance will see her go close.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 8 Spring Caprice, 7.22pm
Plenty of tough races on the card tonight at Albion Park. Hara’s Sammy looks hard to beat, as does Fawn Corsair. The young, but super talented son of Dashing Corsair looks the likely winner of his 600 metre event.
Spring Caprice looks the best value and this looks the right sort of race for her. She wasn’t beaten all that far last time out and can show top early speed to clear them from the pink box. Once in front she should carve out solid sectionals and be very hard to run down. She was only just beaten here last start by Grin And Win in a much tougher race. Although the time wasn’t flash, it was a rough and tumble affair and the slow winning time reflects that.
Her trainer Col Byers doesn’t do much racing here at Albion Park, but when he does he generally only aims his 520 meter dogs here. He prefers to race his short course dogs at Ipswich, so rest assured he’s confident she can run the longer trip out. Spring Caprice hails from a pretty handy litter so keep your eyes on them as they progress.
The main danger looks to be No Hugs Here from box one. He should get the run of the race and will be tough to beat if he slides through early and takes up a forward position. Third pick is Miss Kamikaze, who looks above average and can certainly win with luck. These three selections look the main winning hopes.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box 2 Princess Tee 7.34pm
The ex-Queenslander won well last start at her fourth attempt since coming back to South Australia. She went exceptionally well, running 29.97 in the process. Box two looks great for her again here and she should find it much easier to take the early lead from box two that from box six last week. Although she broke 30.00 here last week, I doubt she’s capable of going much quicker, but a sub 30.00 run will see her win this.
Cosmic Illusion could be the main danger if she pings and finds the bunny early. She’s not overly strong, but can run around 30.15 if things go her way. Princess Tee is armed with early speed however, and she’s shown she can run the time required.
Launceston Greyhounds Race 9 Box 1 Chicka Scott, 10.18pm
This fellow has a PB of 29.86 and loves exiting the red box. He’s got a big motor and can run when things go his way. This is only his second run tonight from a short lay off and he should be fresh and ready to ping. He loves to rail and at times can come out running. There is little or no speed on the inside so he should get enough room to push up under a few from the start.
Kawasaki Rose will be the market leader and she should let rip from the moment the boxes fly open. She’s broken 30.00 here and looks set to be a pretty handy chaser.
Chicka Scott should represent value and he’s worth an eachway ticket.
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Most of the focus will be on Wentworth park here tonight. With runners from states all around Australia hoping to win there way through to the heats of the $250,000 Golden Easter Egg.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 4 box 6 Manyana Pearl, 8.28pm
The main two dogs in this that punters will come for are Where’s The Surf and the Apple isle chaser Hellyeah Bolt, but both dogs will need to be on their A game in this. Hellyeah Bolt has the early speed and if he happens to ping and get over it’s likely he will lead all the way. Where’s The Surf has to contend with box five and unless he pings or gets a dream run, he’s going to have to work really hard to win.
Manyana Pearl on the other hand won really well last start here and winning form is good form. She speared the lids and was too good for a fairly good line up, stopping the clock at 29.95. Manyana Pearl will have have no trouble out wide and if she begins well, she can get over and race a couple off the rail around the first turn. She seems to be getting better with racing and a win wouldn’t surprise here.
Boxes 2,3,4 don’t show a great deal of speed early and this should allow the outside division to get across them early. Once the outside division get across, it looks really unlikely they can be run down. Box one runner Quite Ready looks a chance based on his solid 30.00 run here last start, but he is stepping up a long long way in class tonight and probably won’t handle the pressure. Manyana Pearl should be the value for punters looking outside the two favourites and she looks the best chance of upsetting the two main hopes.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 8 Box 2 Fort Allen, 9.38pm
Fort Allen did all that was required of him last start when he demolished some good dogs at Ballarat, including the talented favourite Nic Nac Nui. He speared out from box four and took up the lead straight away and was never in danger. I see no reason why he can’t continue that winning form here tonight from the perfect box draw. Fort Allen should have no trouble outpacing box one runner Velocemente, and he should shoot to a soft and easy lead early. Once on the bunny he can improve on his PB of 30.18 and he looks capable of running near 30.00 dead.
The main two dangers are Velocemente who is slow early, but very strong. He looks a huge threat if he can stay in touch with then early. The flying Cornelius Fudge only needs to find galloping room and he’ll unleash a huge finishing burst. He’s won here in a solid 29.91 but looks capable of going better should things go his way.
With early speed and in great winning form, Fort Allen can be backed here with confidence.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 10 Box 1 Powerhouse, 12.57am
Big money was paid for this fellow with the intention of trying to win the Perth Cup. That assignment was unsuccessful, but he still remains a high quality chaser and no doubt connections will be looking to recoup some of their outlay here tonight. He’s proven he can gallop and was flying while under the care of Jason Thompson in Victoria, but has been super disappointing since coming across.
Box one is the golden draw here for him tonight and the son of Path to Power should make full use of it. He’s managed a PB of 30.32 and it’s likely at his ultimate best he’s capable of bettering that. If he comes here ready to race he can lead these and make his way around the first turn in front. If he’s able to get around the turn without finding trouble he looks mighty hard to beat.
His record from box one is fantastic and all things point to him winning. My only concern is he’s not in great form and may not be at the top of his game. Box seven runner Rapido Kid is highly talented and can win this with ease. But he’s going to have it contend with box seven and find his way across pretty quickly. Powerhouse ticks all bar one box and punters should stick with him.
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Wentworth Park Race 1 – 520m Grade 5 – 7:27PM
Rangi Ruby has been impressive without winning in her two runs from a short spell. Normally a reliable beginner, she should follow Another Sprite across early and assume control off the back straight. You should be able to get around $3.50 or better.
Another Sprite looks the likely leader and he has been fairly strong to the line in his two recent Nowra 520m wins. If he steps cleanly he should figure prominently.
Doo Wop Hooligan is the run on dog in the field and may be worth anchoring for third and fourth in exotics.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 5 – 3 – 8
Suggested Bet: Rangi Ruby to win with Sportingbet
Trifecta: 5,6/5,6,8/3 ($4 for $1)
Trifecta: 5,6/3/5,6,8 ($4 for $1)
Quinella: 6 Roving with 3,5,8
Wentworth Park Race 2 – 520M Mixed 4/5 – 7:52PM
Electro Storm has a top record here and from the wide draw he should get plenty of room to muster speed. His form doesn’t read well, but he has continued to improve with each run from a spell.
Hero’s Return was going to be prominent early in a strong race here last week before he was knocked over. If he steps like he did last week he will be a major player.
Minza Red One looks to be the only other winning hope, he can lead or come from off the speed and is a must for the exotics.
Top Four : Â Â 8 – 3 – 4 – 6
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 3,4,8/3,4,8/1,3,4,6,8 ($18 for $1)
Wentworth Park Race 3 – 520M Mixed 3/4 – 8:08PM
Evil Punk has put in some enormous runs of late and with some handy early speed drawn underneath him, he should get a nice sit early and prove too strong.
Rue De Kahn has won eight of her twelve starts to date and she is also a reliable beginner. With the empty draw outside she should be in the mix throughout.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 4 – 1 – 8
Suggest Bet: Evil Punk to win, should be $2.80 or better
Wentworth Park Race 4 – 520M Mixed 4/5 – 8:28PM
Where’s The Surf is making his NSW debut, but he comes here after scoring in near Track Record time at Traralgon. He is normally very adaptable and should have no problems with his first look at the track.
Hellyeah Bolt is a gun Tassie chaser who looks the quinella chance from his good draw. Place claims must be given to Apollo Reign and Retiring.
Top Four : Â Â 5 – 8 – 2 – 4
Suggested Bet: Where’s The Surf to win
Wentworth Park Race 5 – Mixed 4/5 Heat – 8:47PM
The Ron Ball trained speedster Rascal Flash has scored two sub 30 second wins at Albion Park of late which gives him a major chance here. His biggest asset is his early speed and he should have no trouble leading these.
There’s A Earn and Raging Obsession look to be the two obvious dangers. Cawbourne Bugsy will be in the market but from his wide draw he looks to be a risk.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 4Â – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Load up on Rascal Flash, should lead and win. Great opportunity to use one of the many bonus bets available.
Wentworth Park Race 6 – 520M Mixed 4/5 Heat – 9:10PM
Swift Opulence powered to the line when winning here last start and she should get every chance to lead throughout in this affair. Frosty Jay Jay is clearly the class factor but he is poorly drawn and he will be looking to get wide through the first turn. Lay of the night!
Dark Warrior is super consistent and in good hands. He should have no trouble with his first look at the track.
Top Four : Â Â 4 – 7 – 1 – 3
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 4/1,3,7/Field ($18 for $1)
Wentworth Park Race 7 – 720M Heat – 9:27PM
Dyna Kayla should get plenty of room early from her good draw and she may prove too strong in the run home against these.
Born Ali has been in tremendous form of late and she looks to be the main danger with some luck early. Destini Fireball continues to impress at his old age and he must always be respected!
Top Four : Â Â 8 – 4 – 5 – 6
Suggested Bet: Load up on Dyna Kayla, best bet at Wentworth Park tonight. Sportsbet $250 free bet would be well used here.
Wentworth Park Race 8 – 720M Heat – 9:50PM
Dyna Willow has won three of four starts here and she can atone for her luckless effort at The Meadows last time in a Group One Final. Lucy Wires appears to be her main opposition, but she has a tendency to find loads of trouble in her races.
Wag Tail has enough speed to lead against these and she must be included in the exotics. Eleazar may find this class beyond her.
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 6 – 4 – 2
Â Trifecta 6,7/6,7/ Field ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 7/2,4,6/Field ($18 for $1)
Wentworth Park Race 9 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:12PM
Clonakilty Man should get plenty of cover from Unorthodox early and if he can settle in the first two or three he should prove far too strong.
Lani Banarni will be the short priced favourite, but she may be worth risking tonight. She races best from an inside draw and she may be posted wide throughout in this event.
My Asuncion may be worth a place bet at big odds.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 8 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Clonakilty Man to win, My Asuncion place (must run first two but will be around $7 for the place)
Wentworth Park Race 10 – 520M Grade 5 – 10:35PM
We should be able to finish Sydney off on a winning note. Smashing Sally is a very reliable beginner and she should make every post a winner. If you can get better than even money, have some of the nights profits on it.
What A Player is the clear danger but he can bomb the start at times. Load up in trifectas and exactas with Smashing Sally. The dividend will be short but sweet.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 5 – 6 – 1
Suggested Bet: Smashing Sally to win
Trifecta 3/5/1,2,4,6 ($4 for $1)
Trifecta 3,5/3,5/1,2,4,6 ($8 for $1)
3/4,7/4,8/4,6,7 ($12 for $1)
3,4,7/4,7/4,8/4,6,7 ($36 for $1)
Meadows Race 1 – 525M Maiden Final – 7:14PM
Premier Woofie overcame difficulties to win his heat in impressive style and I think he can continue to improve. Three starts ago he ran a smart 5.10 sectional here and a repeat of that will see him lead throughout.
Dyna Orion was the fastest heat winner but his draw made things easy for him. From a middle pin I think his lack of early speed may bring him undone.
Wind Whistler and Lady Toy will both hit the line solidly and must be included in the exotics.
Top Four : Â 5 – 1 – 4 – 3
Suggested Bet: Premier Woofie to win with Sportsbet and rove in quinellas with 1,3,4.
Meadows Race 2 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 7:38PM
Lou Todd has been luckless of late and he faces a big drop in class. He can be hit or miss early, but will muster speed at a great rate and he should get sufficient room initially. Any price over $3.00 is value.
Cosmic Rush is more than capable when on song but he can be very unreliable. His last two runs at Healesville have been solid and he should be in the mix throughout here.
Ousti is ideally drawn and must be included in exotics, but I do think he will be under the odds.
Top Four : Â Â 6 – 7 – 3 – 8
Suggested Bet: Quinella 6 Roving with 3,7,8
Trifecta: 6/3,7,8/Field ($18 for $1)
Meadows Race 3 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 7:58PM
Kirky Courtz does her best racing from the rails draw and in a race that lacks genuine early speed, she should be able to hustle up and settle in the first two through the bend. Should be $4.00 or better which is value.
Lonesome Pirate has the class edge but he has become very unreliable of late. Armed with a great turn of foot, if he can step on terms he will be in the firing line early and that should he enough for him to finish in the top two.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 5 – 3 – 8
Suggested Bet: Kirky Courtz to win at Sportingbet
Meadows Race 4 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 8:22PM
Stealthy Dancer is normally a reliable beginner and he looks well placed in this company. He has been placed in one of his two starts here and at $3.50 or better here is great value.
Why Not Heather is perfectly drawn out wide and at big odds she is capable of causing an upset. Kakihara will be the favourite and hard to beat, but he has been slow to begin of late and may be worth risking tonight.
Top Four :Â Â Â 2 – 8 – 1 – 6
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 1,2,8/1,2,8/Field ($36 for $1), also win bets on Stealthy Dancer and Why Not Heather, with more on Stealthy Dancer.
Meadows Race 5 – 525M Special Event Final – 8:40PM
Shot to Bits is a ridiculous talent who should get the cash if he can step on terms and avoid early bother. Two starts ago he broke the Bendigo 500m Track Record and he should continue to improve.
Schlitterbahn has done her best racing to date from this draw and she should feature once again. Unix Bale will be hitting the line hard and he just needs an ounce of luck.
Top Four : Â Â 7 – 8 – 3 – 6
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 7,8/3,6,7,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($24 for $1)
Meadows Race 6 – 600M Special Event – 8:58PM
I think this is a race with some value to be found. Ozzie Bullet will go around at double figure odds, but he has enough early speed to lead and he is worth and each way ticket. Musquin Bale will also settle on the speed and at $5.00 or better it would be better to back both runners straight out.
Hailstorm Billy has been in super form of late but he is likely to end up in the grandstand going around the first bend. Hala Belle is a must for the exotics.
Top Four : Â Â 4 – 3 – 2 – 8
Suggested Bet: Ozzie Bullet, Musquin Bale and Hala Belle all for the win, should be able to double your money at worst. All will be $5.00 or better. Shop around the Corporate Bookies and get the best value .
Meadows Race 7 – 525M Mixed 4/5 – 9:20PM
With a slow beginner drawn directly outside, Dyna Beth looks the bet of the night. This classy bitch has been luckless in her past six runs and back to one of her favourite tracks she should ping and win.
Silver Brodie can run the hands off the clock when he lands on the lure, but from box six he looks a place hope at best. Squall Bale has blowout potential.
Top Four :Â Â 4 – 6 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Dyna Beth for the win if you can land $2.70 or better at Sportsbet
Meadows Race 8 – 525M Free For All – 9:38PM
In one of the toughest races on the night it may be worthwhile having something each-way on Mepunga Melachi at big odds. He will get a long way back early but there will be a couple of frontrunners in this race who will stop quickly and he may just run over the top of them.
Cornelius Fudge is super consistent and he should be a major player from his favourite draw. Buckle Up Mason looks to be the other winning hope but he will need a lot of luck initially.
Top Four : Â Â 5 – 8 – 7 – 2
Suggested Bet: Mepunga Melachi Each Way
Quinella 5,7,8 boxed ($3 for $1)
Meadows Race 9 – 525M Restricted Win Heat – 9:57PM
The only two winning hopes are drawn alongside each other. Stealthy Mark and Yambla Mick should both settle on the speed and fight out the finish. It is very hard to split them so maybe have something on them both to win and you can double your money.
Kraken Flooro is very talented but she is likely to get back early and she can make a lot of mistakes in her races.
Top Four : Â Â 3 – 4 – 5 – 1
Suggested Bet: Stealthy Mark and Yambla Mick both for the win.
Meadows Race 10 – 600M Grade 5 – 10:20PM
Wise Ella will pounce on the early lead and she will take a power of beating. Last start she managed to cross from a wide draw and score at Sandown in a sizzling 34.13. She looks suited again.
Duchess Bale makes her debut over the longer journey and she gives every indication that it will suit.
Bekim Hatrick must be included in exotics as he will be powering home late.
Top Four : Â Â 1 – 2 – 4 – 8
Trifecta 1/2/3,4,6,7,8 ($5 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2/1,2/3,4,6,7,8 ($10 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,4/,1,2,4/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($24 for $1)
Meadows Race 11 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:40PM
Lektra Brave scored two brilliant Sandown wins in February and he should get every chance from the favourable rails draw.
Upset Boy has been placed in his three tries here and with his early speed he should be in the mix again. Yakamov Bale has shown plenty of improvement in recent runs.
Top Four: Â Â 1 – 5 – 6 – 4
Suggested Bet: Lektra Brave to win
Quinella 1 Roving with 4,5,6
Meadows Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 10:57PM
Tonk set the track alight when scoring at Wentworth Park last time and with a lack of genuine early speed drawn inside he should be able to lead all the way.
Maximus Glider has shown a great return to form at Sandown of late and he should continue to race well. He is the main danger with an ounce of luck early. Bazza’s Gift and Proven Looper must be included in the exotics.
Amadeus Strikes may have trouble crossing from her wide draw.
Top Four : Â Â 4 – 5 – 3 – 7
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 4,5/3,4,5,7/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($24 for $1)
7/2,3,4,6,8/4,6/5,7,8 ($30 for $1)
3,6,7,8/2,3,4,6,8/4/5,7,8 ($60 for $1)
Yesterday turned out to be a profitable day again for ARG selection followers. It’s been quite a while since we had a clean sweep, but we managed three from three yesterday. They were only short prices, but hopefully we can continue that winning form into tonight. Cairnlea Layla got home at $1.60, Abundia Flyer saluted at $3.10 and Regal Patch won by a head at $2.60. A $10.00 all up would of netted a solid $129.00 return.
Tonight’s meetings looks quite promising, so hopefully we can find a few winners at Albion Park, Dapto, Sandown, Hobart and Angle Park.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 1 Tweed Chic, 8.28pm
Tweed Chic could be the value runner here and looks a super chance of winning this. The daughter of Velocette and Halzani has already proven she has a motor after stopping the clock in a superb 29.87 here a few starts back. In her last four starts she’s been dealt a rough hand having drawn boxes seven and eight in her last four starts. Tonight she has the cherry and this should see her bounce back to her best.
There’s quite a lot of speed early in the race so she can’t afford to many mistakes from the get go. But she’s got enough early toe to boot up around the first turn and should she get up inside them, she will prove super hard to catch once on the bunny.
Outside her there is many chances. Boxes 2,6,7,8 look to all be huge hopes, but will do it tough from outside. Box six runner Angvella has plenty of talent, but at his only start here he jumped and cut hard towards the rail and I can see him finding trouble should he repeat that. Box seven runner Size Does Matter was ultra impressive last start, flying out and leading all the way. But I’m not so sure he can do it against a much better field here tonight. You Say So jumps from box eight and could be the smokey. He should get a clear trouble free run from the get go, so keep him safe. These four runners look the main winning hopes.
Tweed Chic has the box and the ability to win this so stick with her.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 7 Box 4 Encosta Kahn, 9.22pm
This fellow looks a solid bet here tonight, even from box four. He’s dropping a long way down in grade and looks set to give these a beating. He’s got enough early toe to ping the lids and get across onto the bunny early here. He has a best time of 29.80 and while he hasn’t run around that for a while, if he finds the bunny early he’ll go close. He’s been pretty solid in running places lately and should still be capable of breaking 30.00 should he get straight to the front.
Box one runner Mel Allen looks the main threat with the suitable draw. She put her best effort in last week when running second from box five when chasing home Dustnado. If she can navigate box one and push through hard early she’s a huge threat.
While all things point to Encosta Kahn Don’t go rushing in and taking the short odds. $2.40 looks around the right price for him from a middle box.
Dapto Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Lemon Aid 8.37pm
This race doesn’t look all that hard to sort out, but it’s never easy when faced with field full of non winning maidens. Lemon Aid has been quite solid in his past two starts, despite finishing in slow time on both occasions. I doubt this lot can go much quicker then 30.50 and Lemon Aid looks able to run that if he gets on the bunny and gains a clear trouble free run.
The main danger is box four runner Complete Girl. The daughter of Westmead Osprey and Midnight Lee looks set to fire out from the middle and take up the early lead based on her Bulli performance. The question mark is whether or not she can run out the 520m trip.
Punters looking to take exotics should anchor boxes one and four.
Hobart Greyhounds Race 2 Box 4 Frimpong 8.43pm
Frimpong looks a big chance here tonight based on his terrific win two starts back. The son of Knocka Norris has greatly improved since coming across from Victoria. He has a solid PB here and while this is a quality field, he should still start as one of the main chances. The four box won’t be an issue if he shows the same amount of speed as he showed in his last win here in Hobart.
Punters looking to back Frimpong should aim to get around $5.00 Sportsbet. Mental As Ben looks a huge threat from the suitable box eight draw. He’s a classy chaser and has the ability to run a fast time when on song so keep him very safe.at
Frimpong Each way.
Sandown Greyhounds Race 2 Box 1 Coconut Grove, 7.25pm
This fellow trained by the Ennis team should be far too good for these here from box one. He flew around Sandown a few starts back and stopped the clock in a fast 29.57 he should have no trouble firing out and leading from the start of this race here. The box will be the big advantage and there’s no reason why he can’t win this.
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Please have a read of part one of this preview for races one through to six of tonight’s Sandown meeting.
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Race 7 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 9:11PM
Whodat Knockin’ has a top record at this track and in February scored an enormous 33.99 win over the 595m journey. In a race which lacks genuine early speed, he should roll to the early lead and prove too strong for this company. He is likely to be short, but if you can findover even money, load up!
The only real threats to the favourite are drawn out wide. Infinite Wish has experienced bad luck in her past five starts and from box six tonight she is likely to experience it again. Lethal Three can ping the lids at times and if she can step cleanly tonight she should be in the mix throughout. If taking a quaddie, these are the only three runners you need, but have a few more units with Whodat Knockin’.
Top Four : 2-6-7-5
Suggested Bet: Load up on Whodat Knockin’ if better than even money at Sportingbet.
Race 8 – 515M Free For All – 9:35PM
The in form Walk Hard is likely to go around as favourite. Like Hooksy earlier in the night I think he may be worth laying! Innocent Til is normally a faultless beginner and it looks as though he will assume control soon after box rise. With Walk Hard in the event, you should be able to get $3.20 or better and that looks to be value.
Marcus Joe scored an all the way win here last week in 29.34 and a repeat of that puts him in contention, but I think Innocent Til may burn him off mid race. He looks to be a strong quinella chance.
There is no doubting Walk Hard is the most talented runner in the field but from box five it looks as though he has a tough night ahead. Jewel Bale looks to be the only other winning chance. She has a top record at Sandown and the draw should work in her favour.
Top Four : 3-2-5-1
Trifecta 3/1,2,5/1,2,4,5,6 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,3/5/1,2,3,4,6 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 1,2,3/1,2,3,4,6/5 ($12 for $1)
Race 9 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 9:55PM
Allen Eryk is stepping up to the 715m journey for the first time. In his two middle distance runs of late he has given every indication that the longer journey won’t be a concern. Allen Eryk should be in a speed battle with Sisco Rage for most of the trip and I expect him to draw away in the closing stages. With Arising expected to start favourite, you might be able to get $2.80 or a little better.
Sisco Rage has been in tremendous form of late and he is ideally drawn. The only negative against his name is that in his last try over this trip he got very tired in the last sixty metres.
Arising has won his past three starts in good style, but he has been beaten in his only two tries over this journey. From the middle pin I think he is a definite lay prospect tonight.
Top Four : 2-1-4-5
Race 10 – 595M Mixed 4/5 – 10:14PM
This race looks to be a raffle. With so many chances I think it will be worthwhile to split your bet and invest on both Easton Bale and Dream It. Dream It normally goes around at short odds, but from tonight’s draw you are likely to see him at $5.00 or better. The draw doesn’t appear to be an advantage but I think over the longer journey he can settle closer to the speed and the extra distance will work in his favour.
Easton Bale is expected to be double figures, however this consistent chaser has the speed to find the early lead and I expect there to be some shuffling as they all head through the first bend. With all the trouble behind him he may be able to pinch this race at odds.
See Him First is clearly the class act of the race, but he can bomb the start at times and he races best when drawn out wide. From box three he will need some early luck.
Top Four : 7-4-3-6
Suggested Bet: Dream It and Easton Bale both for the win
Race 11 – 515M Mixed 4/5 – 10:38PM
Awesome Project was enormous here last week when running second and he has a slow beginner drawn outside, which should allow him to muster to the early lead. If he can find the early lead I expect him to be running sub 29.30, which would prove far too good for his rivals.
Crawf’s Bread has been ultra consistent of late and the middle pin shouldn’t pose too many concerns. He should be on the speed throughout and looks to be a solid quinella hope.
Clone Your Own can bomb the start in his races and he can’t afford to make those mistakes in tonight’s event. Include him in your exotics, but I don’t think he is a winning chance.
Top Four : 3-5-4-6
Suggested Bets: Awesome Project Win (should be $2.20 or better)
Trifecta: 3/5/1,2,4,6 ($4 for $1)
Trifecta: 3,5/3,5/1,2,4,6 ($8 for $1)
Trifecta: Box 3,4,5 ($6 for $1)
Race 12 – 595M Grade 5 – 10:58PM
In the get out stakes I think we can find some value. Dyna York has drawn perfectly out wide and he is much better than his recent form suggests. I expect him to be double figures and with two keen railers drawn underneath him, he should be able to hit the front as they pass the post the first time and he can run time when on the lure.
Zipping Joe is likely to settle well back in the field but he will be steaming home late. From the middle pin he will need a tremendous amount of luck, but he is more than capable of featuring.
Knockabout Aussie is a hard dog to follow. Blessed with ridiculous talent, he has an uncanny knack for finding bother. Once again he is drawn poorly but he must be kept safe as with some luck he will be in the finish.
Top Four : 8-5-6-2Â
Suggested Bet: Dyna York Each Way
8/Field/2,6,7/1,2,3,5 ($48 for 50c)
8/Field/2/1,2,3,5 ($32 for $1)
2,3,4,7,8/1/2,6,7/1,2,3,5 ($30 for 50)
Race 1 – 515M Grade 5 – 7:06PM
In a race which possesses numerous front runners, Empire Allen should be able to muster enough early speed and hold the lead from his favourable draw. Two starts ago the Angela Dailly trained chaser ran a bottler behind class performer Innocent Til in a heat of the Horsham Cup. In the past he has run his best races when on the lure and tonight he should get every chance to lead throughout. If you can find $3 fixed or better, try your luck with one of our Free-Bet Offers!.
Godric Gryfindor hasn’t had much luck in recent runs and is drawn in box two, he should be able to follow Empire Allen through on the first turn. He is sure to test Empire Allen for the majority of the trip, however the last thirty metres will be a struggle.
Likely favourite Bogner Bale has been in terrific form of late, but he is likely to be posted wide throughout, therefore making him a trifecta player at best. It’s worth noting that if Peloton Bale gets a start from a rails draw he must be kept very safe.
Top Four : 1-2-3-8
Suggested Bet: Empire Allen to win at Sportingbet, also rove him in quinellas with 2 & 3
Race 2 – 595M Grade 5 Final – 7:25PM
Coconut Grove had no luck in the early stages of his heat last week from box five and tomorrow night from the rails draw he should be able to show a little more early dash. I’m expecting him to jump on terms and this should allow him to establish a big break mid race. It’s also worth noting that this will be his second try over the 595m trip, so he should strip much fitter tonight.
Zipping Rory is blessed with enormous talent but the box draw will make things tough for him tonight. He has most of these covered on pure ability, however he still needs to fix his racing manners. At $8.00 or better he is worth a saver bet.
Mepunga Ledger and Ruff Cut Diamond look to be the only other winning chances. Both aren’t blessed with early speed and will rely heavily on luck, so include them in your multiples.
Top Four : 1-6-8-5
Suggested Bet: Anchor Coconut Grove in Trifecta’s and Exactas. 3,5,6,8 to fill the minors.
Race 3 -Â 515M Grade 5 – 7:43PM
This race has a number of promising speedsters engaged, none more so than the Jason Thompson trained Scintillating. He is a last start winner here in a very fast 29.26 after recording a first split of 5.02. With a slow beginner drawn directly outside he should get every chance to repeat his last performance and that should see him record an easy victory.
High Speed Chase has shown an enormous amount of ability, but he is still a little inexperienced and will require a lot of luck early to be competitive. He is likely to be posted three or four wide going through the first turn and I’m happy to risk him tonight.
Crowdza Captive is a reliable beginner who has a consistent record at Sandown. He should settle just behind the favourite early and fill the quinella spot. Reserve Rumble Comet can run a big race if he gets a start.
Top Four : 4-6-8-7
Suggested Bet: Trifecta 4/6,7,8/1,2,5,6,7,8 ($15 for $1) also include Scintillating in all ups.
Race 4 – 515M Grade 5 – 8:08PM
Intriguing race in which I think we can find some value. Dundee Toro has been luckless of late and he showed a return to form when placed in his heat. With a wide runner drawn directly outside and a lack of speed from runners drawn out wide, he should find himself in a very prominent position early. He should be $8.00 or better, which is worth an each-way ticket.
Who’s Doing What looked highly impressive in his Victorian debut. The most impressive part of his recent 30.14 Geelong win was his run home. He powered to the line and made a mockery of his rivals.
Zipping Makka is likely to get back early, however he will get to the line solidly and if you’re a first four player, it’s worth anchoring this bloke for third and fourth.
Top Four : 3-7-6-1
Suggested Bet: Dundee Toro Each way, also rove him in quinellas with 1,6,7.
Race 5 – 715M Grade 5 Heat – 8:28PM
The first leg of the quaddie looks straight forward tonight, with Alpe D’Huez facing an enormous drop in class. His record over this trip is pretty ordinary, but in this company he should settle in the first three and take control mid race. Take him one out in the quaddie.
Speed Lane should fire to the lead and run her normal consistent race, but the last seventy metres is always a worry for her over this trip.
Hot Chili Lankan is the intriguing runner. He is making his staying debut and his previous sprint form suggests that this trip will really suit. If you see $12.00 or better he is worth a saver bet. Unfortunately you can never back this bloke with any confidence, as he does make a lot of mistakes in his races.
Top Four : 8-2-7-4
Suggested Bets: Quinella Alpe D’Huez to rove with 2,4,7
Trifecta 8/2,4,7/2,3,4,6,7 ($12 for $1)
Trifecta 7,8/2,3,4,7,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($32 for $1)
Race 6 – 515M Grade 4 – 8:52PM
Probably the most open race of the night. Hooksy set the track alight here last week in 29.15, however from his draw tomorrow I think he might be the lay of the night! There is a heap of pace from boxes one through five, which will see him posted wide throughout. Jordan Allen has enough speed to hold them out early and he can run time on the lure. I think you should be able to get $5.50 or better at Sportsbet.
Great Spartacus is hit or miss early, but last start at The Meadows he pinged and broke the 30 second barrier. If he can step again tonight he should be in the mix.
Tick Bale is the run on dog in the race and he could be a great dog to anchor in first four and trifecta bets for third and fourth.
Top Four : 1-5-6-7
First four 1,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/6/1,2,3,5,7 ($36 for $1)
First four 1,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/1,2,3,5,7/6 ($36 for $1)
A big day of racing at Angle Park today, with heats of the Breeders Prelude. Every heat has a sub 30.00 second dog engaged and there looks to be a couple of genuine hopes in most races. While a few stand out in each field, punters will find it tough to find the outright winners. Sidney’s Shadow, a daughter of Mogambo and Alana blues, is in red hot form and should be setting the time standard for the day after posting a flying 29.56 a couple of starts back against far better opposition. She is one of many runners today for Cameron Butcher.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 10 Box 1 Cairnlea Layla, 4.16pm
This girl posted a scorching 29.77 stewards trial here nearly a month ago today. While she’s yet to win in two starts since, she’s been putting in some solid runs. Box one is perfect for her today and she should make every post a winner.
There’s moderate speed drawn around and I expect her to punch up early and take the early lead. Once she hits the front she should repeat her 29.77 stewards trial. The daughter of Mogambo has posted some fast times in Victoria and there’s no doubt she’ll knock up winning a few here. The main danger looks to be her litter mate in Cairnlea Ethan, who is just as talented and looks a huge threat if he pings and gets across early. Box six will make it super hard for him and I highly doubt he can beat his sister from the gun draw.
Cairnlea Ethan won’t be a huge price, but even money should be about and she looks the one.
Great bet and maybe worth the exacta.
Albion Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Abundia Flyer, 3.44pm
This girl can run but must be quite injury prone. She’s only had 23 starts and while that’s only netted the one win, she’s much quicker then her form suggests. Box one is a huge advantage over the 395 meter trip and she should use the box to perfection. This is her first run in nearly a year and while that does put me off, I think she will start at a huge price.
Her last four starts have been over the longer 520m trip, but disregard that year old form. Her only win has been here in a solid 23.04. If she is to ever win another race then this looks the perfect opportunity against a average field.
SeÃ±or Beach looks the main winning option and he’s in great form, winning his last two race starts here at Albion Park over the 331m trip. But he’s no certainty and huge odds could be had about Abundia Flyer.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 7 Box 8 Regal Patch, 11.37pm
This race looks a match race between two dogs, box two runner Coxie, and box eight runner Regal Patch. Both dogs have been racing consistently and will look to head straight to the front from the get go. Coxie has a best time of 30.72 with a 5.80 first section and Regal Patch has a best time of 30.78 with a 5.79 first section. There is basically nothing between them, so who ever gets out first with the clearer run looks the likely winner. Box seven runner Redod Roxy should jump and drag Regal Patch across.
This is Regal Patch’s third attempt here, so she should be primed and ready to win with a coupe of starts under her belt. Punters looking to take exotics could try anchoring boxes two and eight.
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Ipswich Greyhounds Race 7 Box 5 Freddie Finch, 5.02pm
Freddie Finch has been super consistent in his last four starts by running four seconds. It won’t be long before the son of El Galo finally picks up a win. He’s suited from the middle box and can begin quickly against this opposition. There looks to be five genuine winning chances in Kool Alexia, I’m Lilly Hot, Freddy Finch, Silky Wanda and I’m Ziva and all look genuine hopes. Freddy Finch is capable of running 30.80 and can lead all the way.
Punters looking for value could try boxing up all five runners in a trifecta and first four.
Lismore Greyhounds Race 3 Box 2 Kulu Cher, 7.22pm
This is the sort of race that Kulu Cher can win. Box two suits and expect her to be pushing forward early. She’s run a PB of 30.42 here and that looks fast enough to win this. She’s drawn inside likely favourite Killara and can hold her out early. If she’s able to do this she should be able to beat her to the line. Box eight runner Lee Kahn gets his chance from out wide, but will need to be burning from the get go to get across the field.
Gosford Race 3 Box 1 Fantastic Barb, 7.39pm
This bitch looks a certainty here tonight. Box one is perfect for her and she should ping and go straight to the front and race right away from a solid line up. She’s got a big motor and can run fast times when on song. She’s two from three here and all things point to her bringing up win number 15 from 30 starts.
Great even money bet so load up.
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 9 Box 6 Never Ever, 9.26pm
There looks to be a few nice winners here at Albion Park’s meeting tonight. Skuzi looks tough to beat, Hougenie looks set to salute and Katherine Benz can win at a nice price from out wide. But our top pick is the Anne Southee trained son of Cosmic Rumble, Never Ever.
He’s been around the mark in his last couple and has threatened to win at some stage, but has fallen short on the past two occasions. He should lead these from out wide tonight and once on the bunny, he should carve out solid time. He’s not overly strong, but neither are the rest of the runners. Hara’s Annie will pose a problem early for Never Ever as he looks to rail up. But as long as he gets across her, I’m confident he can beat her.
Hara’s Annie and Loud Max look hardest to beat and are both boxed well. Hara’s Annie put in a fantastic run here last start chasing home litter brother Hara’s Harry to finish second, and she should improve on that performance. If she finds the front before Never Ever does, I doubt Never Ever can run her down. Loud Max is the best credentialed runner with a PB of 30.25, but he’s pretty disappointing even though he’s finished runner up in his last four starts.
These three runners look the standouts and should run in the top three. Punters looking to take a first four should throw in box one runner Chez Dominique trained by leading trainer Sandra Hunt.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 5 Box 5 British Bomber, 7.57pm
This son of Elite State was always going to knock up winning a few here at Angle Park. He’s been solid over the 515 trip here winning a couple and running a few placings. He does look suited to the 600 metre trip and has performed well in two of his three starts, with a solid PB of 35.37. He goes better from outside draws as he likes room to move and races a couple off the rail. He’s better suited out here I feel than when he was when running second over the trip last start.
The only concern here is that he may be slow to begin and find himself caught up in the early scrimmage. But he’s capable of beginning and should with ordinary beginners boxed around him.
The main two danger are box eight runner Full Beer Fridge, who’s having his first go over the trip. He has been racing poorly over the 515 of late, but he should fire out and could be a smokey if he can lead clearly. Oogaboo Oz is the likely second favourite and she’ll be a huge threat if presented with the right run. These three dogs look the top three runners in the race.
Launceston Greyhounds Race 10 Box 3 Bag Of Spice 10.40pm
Bag of Spice won’t be more then even money, but he looks the outright winner with a couple of likely chances engaged who don’t like winning. Sandy’s Pick has the ability to win this but hasn’t yet worked out what winning is. He was lucky to win last start after throwing the race away a couple of times. He’s suited by the red box, but I doubt he’ll use it to the best of his ability. Arnhem Warrior has also been going well, but the squeeze box makes it harder.
Bag Of Spice is in form and should jump straight to the front in this and put the race beyond doubt. He looks capable of running low 30.00s and should win with a few lengths in hand. His recent form is fantastic and all things point to win number three for the son of Collision and Pepper Spice.
Great bet and a race where a roughie could find the placings.
Shepparton Greyhounds Race 7 Box 2 Lachlan Bomber, 9.09pm
Three starts back Lachlan Bomber went really well when running second the the Jason Thompson trained Scintillating. This is a far easy race and he should find his way to the front from the start. He’s a pretty speedy dog on his night but hasn’t really fired since coming up from Sydney, but he’s also had too tackle a few smart ones in the process. He hasn’t drawn well in his past 8 starts and there’s no doubt that attributed to his poor form. If he comes out and finds the bunny tonight, I doubt they will catch the son of Dyna Lachlan.
Jack Silver is the class runner and is in form, and he’ll be hard to beat in this. Punters taking a gamble on Lachlan Bomber will be hoping Jack Silver bombs the start and gets held up in traffic at some stage in the race.
Best of luck
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The Meadows Greyhounds Race 12 Box 2 Tyra Giselle 11.00pm
Unfortunately I’ve found one in the last tonight. So hopefully punters are able to build a bank early on in the night
and this girl can win, to top the night off. The daughter of champion bitch Paua To Burn has run some fast times at Sandown in previous wins, but is yet to go quick here at The Meadows. Her recent form is only fair and that is of concern. II generally only like backing dogs when they’re in form, or have drawn the right box in the right field. But this girl does tick a few boxes with her early speed and her solid record overall. A lot depends on her finding the bunny and gaining clear running without being pressured.
While there is a touch of speed in the race, at her best she does have enough speed to head them off and find the front. There’s no doubt if she does she’s capable of running far quicker then her PB of 30.30. She deserves to be in the market, but not to short. About $5.00 is about the right price for her.
There looks to be a few dangers, Dyna Geldof and Choir Master look the main pair outside Tyra Giselle. But both have to navigate across from the outside and will need to gain luck and be at there best to win.
Ipswich Greyhounds Race 3 Box 2 What It Shrinks, 8.19pm
Disregard the form of this dog and just rely on my selection. Her form is poor and it’s to hard to tell if she can run from her form. But she’s been trialling very fast and can really carve out solid time in this. But she’s very moody and does need a little bit of luck and have things go her way.
Rain Stream who won last weeks heat gets wide in her races, so our selection should get a gun run up the inside. She will only need a clear path and to find the bunny, and she’ll make her presence felt in this.
Joe’s Choice from box seven has plenty of talent, but the box makes it tough. Box eight runner Oh That’s Nice was impressive last week so she’ll be the hardest to beat. She should have no trouble with the pink box and should be out and burning from the outset.
Boxes 2,7,8 look super hard to beat, so work them into your multiples.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 2 Avondale Maurick, 9.08pm
As most form guides read, Avondale Maurick should of won last start. But as he was going to the lead he was chopped out and checked back in the field. This week should be different, he should find the front here tonight with ease, and once in front they won’t go past him. He worked extremely hard early and still finished of the race really well last start.
Little Red beat him last week but she was gifted a run after Maurick was inconvenienced. There’s no way she can beat him tonight.
Suits Us has come up with the red but he’ll need more then the red to beat Avondale Maurick. Everything points to the box two runner winning, so load right up here.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 2 Box 2 Born Lightning, 10.27pm
The ex Victorian looks like she can get the chocolates here in this. She’s quite talented and will no doubt win races here at Cannington. She’s drawn well and takes on the right field to notch up her first win here in WA. She’s run solid times in Victoria so she should be able to get down around the 30.60 mark here. If she can get out and stay out of trouble, find the rail and clear room she’ll be there at the finish.
Box one and box three runners look the main two hopes and both are boxed well to show there best. Love of Lauryn is a strong run on dog and she should be finishing hard at the end. Lochinvar Lass has won five from ten and on that record alone she’s a huge threat. These three runners look the top picks so work then into your multiples.
Best of Luck
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Tonight’s Group Two Richmond Derby market is up at Sportsbet and they have the Mark Gatt trained Red Road as the $2.50 favourite. Kennel mates Boyce Road ($4.50), Ritza Raider ($6.50) and Ritza Ryder ($9.00) are all in the mix.
â€œItâ€™s hard to go past Red Road, heâ€™s an up and coming greyhound. He was too good from the six in qualifying and has drawn the rails for the final, so it’ll be hard for anything to head him”, sportsbet.com.auâ€™s Shaun Anderson said.
If there is a danger it is probably National Derby runner-up Evil Punk ($3.60), who jumps from box three.
The box draw for the $40,000 final :
1. Red Road Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mark Gatt Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $2.50
2. Ritza Ryder Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mark Gatt Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $9.00
3. Evil Punk Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â James Coyle Â Â Â Â Â $3.60
4. Manyana Groper Â Â Â Â Syd Swain Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $31.00
5. Boyce Road Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mark Gatt Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $4.50
6. Romantic Affair Â Â Â Â Â Â Mario Abela Â Â Â Â Â Â $14.00
7. Calamity Trigger Â Â Â Â Â Â Michael Eberand Â Â $21.00
8. Ritza Raider Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mark Gatt Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $6.50
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Ipswich Greyhounds Race 7 Box 1 Haode, 4.58pm
Haode, a son of Surf Lorian and Abundia Boo, could be a real chance in this here today. Abundia Boo was a super fast race bitch who ran some brilliant times at Albion Park and Ipswich. This fellow will start at a big price, but Peter Dunne has been getting a few winners of late, so the kennel is in form. Box one will suit him and he should punch up inside them around the first turn. His exposed form is not much to go on, but he does have his fair share of ability, and he should be able to run around the 31.00 mark and he looks a solid eachway bet in this.
Apart from our selection, there’s plenty of other winning chances in the race. Most are out of form, or have drawn tough boxes. Box two runner Harley Are could start favourite based on the inside box and his 30.92 win here two starts back.
Punters looking to take exotics, could box up runners 1,2,4,5,8 in a trifecta.
$60.00 for 100 %.
First leg: 1,4,5
Second Leg: 3,4,8
Third leg: 1,2,4
Fourth leg: 1,2,3
$81.00 for 100%
Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 2 Box 1 Lacey Lois, 7.36pm
Boxes win races as we all know, and Lacey Lois has come up with the cherry in this. Box one is a gift at Wenty if the dog can use the box and get away quickly. She’s had one start for one win from box one and should make it two from two here tonight. Her last start third was brilliant after working her way from last into third by the time they crossed the line. She stopped the clock in a moderate 30.47 in last weeks run, but can break 30.00 if she steps away and finds the bunny.
Box eight runner Storm Twister could be the knockout dog. He flew the lids and won really well at Nowra last start, and generally most dogs run around the same time at Wentworth Park as they do at Nowra.
Geelong Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Tweak 8.06pm
The very talented but moody Tweak looks a solid bet in this race here tonight at Geelong. The son of College Causeway has a big motor, but is extremely moody and does not always race to his full potential. He generally needs luck in his races, and does need to get forward early. But he gets his chance to find the bunny tonight and should be a worthwhile bet. He’s out of form at present so bet with caution, but this should ensure he starts at odds of around $5.00. Anything less and I feel your taking unders.
Box four runner Ennis Bale looks the danger, he has been racing consistently of late, and looks suited to the big Geelong track. He’s proven he can win in fast time from outside boxes, do don’t let the squeeze box turn you off him in this.
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 10 Box 8 Fusaichi Kahn 9.54pm
While there is a few good ones going around tonight, Fusaichi Kahn may be over the odds in this. He takes on the talented Jungle Junction and all the money will come for her. Box eight suits the son of Whereâ€™s Pedro and he should be burning from the outset. He is yet to miss a place here at Albion Park and has a PB of 30.11 for the 520m trip. He should have the early speed to head these off and take up the early lead and once in front he should have to much mid race pace and should be able to put up three or so lengths on the field. Jungle Junction on the other hand will have to do it tougher from the back and will need to gain clear running from the moment the boxes fly open. Zamelik for trainer Tom Noble looks to have talent based on his 29.72 win at Rockhampton two starts back. He will relish the inside draw and should be kept very safe in this.
Fusaichi Kahn has early speed and is proven and well drawn. Great bet.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box Emerley lover 8.15pm
Emerley Lover from box one should be a great bet from the red box here tonight. He has tremendous speed over 500 meters, which was evident in his 30.36 win at Gawler. He can burn out here tonight and give them something to catch. He has only had the one try over the trip, for a PB of 35.58, but he should be able to lower that mark quite significantly here tonight.
Troy Murray does well with his dogs and only Fair Change and Pedroâ€™s first look capable of running him down on recent form. Flying machine Abdon Bale is having his second run back from a spell and his record is superb over the 600m journey. He could be the knockout dog if he finds his brilliant old form. Itâ€™s a tough race with a few winning chances, so donâ€™t be to quick to jump in and take theon offer.
Emerley Lover should be worth backing, and should start at odds of $6.00
Dapto Greyhounds Race 3 Box 2 Madam Nikita, 8.12pm
This girl was heavily backed last start and really failed to fire. She was beaten by her litter mate and she looked quite flat in running. She hails from a punting kennel, so keep an eye on the tote. She has run a fast 22.62 over the short at Richmond, so she can definitely gallop. If she can ping and land on the bunny, she should be winning. She looks capable of running quick time and it wouldnâ€™t surprise me if she run low 30.00s.
Miss Pocano looks the main danger after her solid 30.18 win here last start. She will however have to improve her first section and cross the majority of the field early to be a winning chance.
Boxes win races and Madam Nikita has the right box to be winning this. Eachway with caution.
Hobart Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Trex Tiger 10.08pm
This fellow originally hails from Queensland and has a bit more talent then his exposed form suggests. He has stopped the clock in a solid 26.36 here, but is no doubt capable of quicker if he can jump and find the bunny from the get go. In his last two starts heâ€™s had boxes four and eight, so that has made his task of gaining clear running early quite difficult. From box one tonight he should gain the clear running that he needs to show his best. Big chance from the red and looks the one.
Box three runner Rear Window will be the main danger, he’s in form and has been running consistent times of late. Punters looking for value could try taking the exotics. With Trex Tiger and Rear Window for first and second.
Sandown Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Boris Sent Me. 8.08pm
Boris Sent Me looks the one here in this. He’s drawn the red and will get every chance too bring up win number eight here. He won’t be the best to begin, but he will be up in the leading division early, and once within striking distance he should be too good mid race for these. He was great in winning last week and I see no reason why he cant continue.
The interesting runner is Rocky Bale from box six, who is having his first go over the staying trip. He’s bred to run the distance, so only time will tell if he can make the step up to the gruelling trip.
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 2 Doc Graham, 4.24pm
It took the Darren Russell trained Doc Graham 16 starts to finally win his novice. He did so in winning last Thursday night at Albion Park in a moderate 30.38. He has only been unplaced in three of his 16 career starts and inside draws are a big advantage to him and he should make full use of the draw. He takes on a far easier class of dog then he has been racing and all things point to a win for Doc Graham in this. Heâ€™s not brilliant away, but does rail and musters quite good pace once into stride. Doc Graham does have a tendency to labour at times, and he can get a little wayward, but heâ€™s strong and should finish real hard.
Abbyâ€™s Fantasy will probably be the early leader, and will take a power of beating based on her last start fifth, where she was beaten by a length in a fast 30.12. She is quite moody in my opinion and will need to be on her game today. These two runners look the standout pair of the field and should be running one and two.
Doc Graham should start second favourite, so punters can be assured they will get odds of at lease 2-1 about the son of Whereâ€™s Pedro. The only other two runners that can be placed in my opinion are Gotcha Back and Maxi Bon. Both dogs have drawn well and when on song can threaten. But both are only in fair form, and will need a lot of luck go there way.
Exotics look the best way to make a quid in this.
Bulli Greyhounds Race 7 Box 8 Rum Punch 9.08pm
I am going with the second favourite here in Rum Punch, and heâ€™s well boxed to whoosh around the outside and put pay to these. He won well in solid time last start, and has had plenty of race experience, having had 12 starts as compared to the two starts experienced by probable favourite Oblivious. The big Bulli track suits this fellow and he should relish the pink box.
While Oblivious has gone quicker then Rum Punch he will have to contend with a middle box and some experienced runners. There is no doubt he is a tremendous talent and will go on to bigger and better things. But with Rum Punch drawing the outside and having the added experience he looks the better bet of the two. He won well in 26.52 last start and he should again improve on that time.
These two runners look the standouts and only bad luck should see these two finish out of the placings. Punters looking for value should find it again with taking exotics.
Cannington Greyhounds Race 7 Box 2 Freeway Sparkle 11.37pm
Freeway Sparkle looks the main dog in this event here tonight. Sheâ€™s finally back to her best and has been racing very consistently of late. She has the early speed to fly the lids and find the bunny from the get go. Once in front she should be able to reel off good sectionals and put a gap in these mid way through the race. Its very important that she leads and gets everything her own way to show her best.
Box one runner Bad Memory for leading trainer Linda Britton is certainly a talent having won her last three performance trials. She was only slow to begin last week but mustered very good pace to lead all the way in a solid 31.12. These two runners having drawn boxes one and two should get the run of the race and look the main two in a wide open affair.
Thereâ€™s no substitute for experience and as long as Freeway Sparkle starts at odds of $2.50 or more sheâ€™s worth a win bet or as a standout in exotics.
Ballarat Greyhounds Race 5 Box 3 Special Pup 8.21pm
Special Pup is an absolute flying machine who hasnâ€™t found his feet since coming across from Western Australia. Heâ€™s had four starts in Victoria and been disappointing on each occasion. Heâ€™s too fast of a dog to continue this poor form and he should give these wind burn tonight if he comes out running. He is able to win from any box, but the key to success with him is getting a clear run in the early stages of the race. Most of the money will come for box two runner Cosmic Station, but he hasn’t got the straight line speed that Special Pup has. Punters should be able to achieve odds of $5.00 about the Michelle Mallia-Magri trained and Bill Skipper owned Mandurah Cup winner.
Special Pup looks a great bet tonight if the real Special Pup turns up.
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Ipswich Greyhounds Race 8 Box 7 Viridian 5.08pm
520 meter event here and the ever consistent and hard chasing Viridian gets the nod here in this. She raced on Saturday night over the 431m trip, and jumped as the odds on favourite. She was slow to begin and was never in the hunt after that.
Sheâ€™s a super hard chaser and I doubt youâ€™d find a harder chasing greyhound in Australia. Sheâ€™s come up with box seven here, but shouldnâ€™t have any problem getting across the inside dogs.
She will however have to race up outside box one runner Got No Cents, and box two runner Im Ziva, early on. All three dogs are winning chances, but a lot will depend on who gets around corner first and on the bunny. Viridian has the best PB of the three runners with a PB of 30.68, and if she is to win this here today, she will need to go close to that.
Box one runner Got No Cents, is the weakest of the three, so unless she skips right away early, I doubt she can hold off the others.
Viridian should be the value runner, and I wouldnâ€™t be surprised to see her start at odds of around $6.00 in this.
Punters looking to take a trifecta, could box up runners 1,2,6,7 at a cost of $24.00 for 100%
Gawler Greyhounds Race 11 Box 3 Lochinvar Impala 3.47pm
This fellow got the job done at Angle Park last start, but was quite disappointing even in winning. He did run a fast 30.06, but I thought he was entitled to go quicker then he did. Hopefully he finds Gawler more to his liking and salutes here. Heâ€™s a fast dog when on song and he hasnâ€™t really hit his straps I feel since coming across from NSW. Box three here today is perfect with two slow beginners on his inside, so he should have no trouble finding the top by the first corner. Once in front, he will get the chance to show his mid race burn, and should be able to put a gap in these quite quickly.
Based on his Nsw form he looks capable of running around the 30.70 mark and that will win this by panels.
Box one runner Bubba Ray Dudley put in brilliant run last start from box six and he could be a real danger should Lochinvar Impala not find the top early. Dudley was only fair to begin last start, but mustered awesome mid race pace to sneak up the inside, and was narrowly beaten in fair time. Heâ€™s been out of form for quite some time and at one stage was up for sale, but the son of Falcon can gallop and a win wouldnâ€™t surprise based on last weeks effort.
These pair look the main two, so maybe a few exotics are the way to go here in this.
Lismore Greyhounds Race 5 Box 4 Glenzinnis Clan 8.05pm
Rewind twelve months ago and this fellow was a hot young prospect who looked to be well on his way to great success. He ran 30.03 as a young dog at Albion Park and if I remember correctly he was the favourite for a young guns at Albion Park. Soon after though injury struck and he hasnâ€™t come back the same dog since. He is still capable of winning though, and heâ€™s been around the mark of late without winning. His overall record here at Lismore is solid, although he is yet to run fast time here.
Most of the field engaged in this are getting on a bit and this looks the race for him to find the winners circle again. Box four doesn’t make it easy, but he should find himself just in behind the leading division early on, and only needs a slice of luck to race up the inside and take over mid race. If he finds the bunny early on, he should still be capable of running 30.20 here, and thatâ€™s good enough to win this.
Box one runner Benâ€™s House is the class runner, and he generally does most of his racing at Albion Park. Heâ€™s become very stale of late, but cant be discounted from box one. If he finds the top without any early trouble, he will be mighty hard to run down.
The only other chance is given to box six runner Queen Emma Cloud, who can win if she gets across the field from the get go.
These 3 runners look the main trio, with Glenzinnis Clan the best value.
Warragul Greyhounds Race 5 Box 2 Allen Orville, 8.08pm
This dog went real well last start when running second to the super talented Magic Diva. He was quickly into stride and raced in the leading division for the entire race. Magic Diva didnâ€™t begin all that well and had to muster to weave here way to the front.
This is no easy race, but I feel a win isnâ€™t far away for this fellow and Iâ€™m going to continue to follow him. Box two is nice and he should trail the early leaders. If he does manage to stay within striking distance, then look for him to be coming hard at the finish.
Box one runner Nelly Allen has drawn perfectly and she looks the hardest to beat.
Eachway Allen Orville
Best Of Luck
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 2 Box 1 Skuzi, 7.05pm
Talented type who’s drawn perfectly here in this. Should boot up from the red and hold the lead around the first turn.
Should run 30.25 -30.30 and that will win this. Boxes two, three and four the dangers.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 8 Krakow Mclaren, 7.14pm
Two starts back this girl went well over the short trip. She should run the 515 and is suited out wide. With a quick getaway, she can cut across and lead. She’s sure to win over the 515m trip here and tonight looks her chance. The main danger is Voltron Bale from box three. Krakow Mclaren
Grafton Greyhounds Race 7 Box 1 Kenworth Cloud, 9.16pm
Back to his home track and should grow a leg from box one. Has a smart Pb of 27.28 and is the hardest to beat. Disregard latest form and go on last Grafton victory.
$2.50-$3.00 chance. The danger is Might Be Me from box two.
Launceston Greyhounds Race 6 Box 1 Lonely Road, 9.22pm
Failed last start but should make amends from the red. Has run quick time at Hobart and should demolish these. Looks capable of running 30.00- 30.10 and should win.
$2.00 chance. The danger is box eight runner Bailey’s Comet.
Shepparton Greyhounds Race 10 Box 3 Wakeup Wednesday, 10.14pm
Looks to be very talented and should spear the lids tonight. Is capable of running quick time and looks the winner should he ping. Flew at Warragul and should fly here. The danger is box one Aussie Irish, but he’ll need to stay in touch early to threaten.
Wakeup Wednesday, $2.40 -$3.00 chance.
Best of luck
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Wentworth Park Greyhounds Race 6 Box 2 Spiral Jill, 8.58pm
All the hype is around the three Queensland runners engaged in this. Hall of Fame trainer Rob Ball has decided to bring three of his in-form team to Wentworth Park, in preparation for a crack a the Golden Easter Egg. Rascal Flash, Bellagio Lad and Swift Opulence have drawn boxes one, four and six respectively. But with only Bellagio Lad having a had a run on the track, I’m willing to lay all three.
Spiral Jill is in solid form and has broken 30.00 here. Jill has had ten starts for three wins and four placings on the track, and should be able to get forward early in this. If she can clear box one runner Rascal Flash she looks the one to beat here with track experience on her side.
Punters should be able to find odds of around $6.00 about the daughter of Black Enforcer. As for the Queensland trio, I’d prefer to watch them go around, before placing a wager on them.
Ipswich Greyhounds Race 6 Box 4 Jonathan’s Hope, 4.39pm
I’ve got quite an opinion about this young dog, and he’s really starting to put it all together now. He won well last start at Albion when an odds-on favourite. He’s yet to race here, but he looks the one to beat, and he should be well suited to the Ipswich circuit. Box four shouldn’t worry him, and he should one of the first into stride. A lot will hinge on the first turn here, so he does need to get around it safely and within striking distance. He’s more then capable of running 30.70 here if pings, and things go his way.
Box one runner Ausphil Girl and box three runner Mungunyah look the dangers, so keep them safe.
Punters looking for value should find it with a boxed exacta of the three main hopes.
Best of Luck
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 6 Absolute Boss, 7.25pm
This dog looks the one to beat here tonight, after narrowly going down last Thursday night here. He drew box six last week as well, so don’t be put off by the box. Barbella and Luck As Ell should be the first two out of the traps, and they will likely drag the Boss across with them. He’s run a PB of 30.07 and looks to be in that same form presently. In a race that looks quite even on paper Abosolute Boss should start at odds of around $5.00, and looks a genuine winning chance.
The danger could be the in and out customer Betty’s Memory. She’s drawn the red and will get the run of the race. She generally gets away from the boxes well, but has quite a flat spot mid race. If she’s gets overtaken mid way through she generally gets beat. But if she manages to hold the lead in the middle stages, she’s mighty hard to beat.
Keep her safe at odds.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 5 Box 8 Suntory Gold, 8.40pm
Suntory Gold’s run on Monday night was brilliant when getting beat by Wonder Whirl in fast time. She drew the five on that occasion and was spat out the back early on. She comes up with the pink box here tonight and should get a far better run in the early stages of the race. She looks to be a very powerful bitch and the 600 looks perfect.
Wonder Whirl has again been drawn in the same race, and will be the hardest to beat. She should go forward early and take plenty of catching. If Suntory Gold can stay in touch early she should find herself threatening Wonder Whirl late.
Dapto Greyhounds Race 3 Box 3 Madame Nikita, 8.12pm
Shocking race with some really slow dogs engaged. Madame Nikita looks the clear and outright winner, based on her past performances at Richmond. She should take up the early lead, and once in front, be near impossible to catch. It’s nearly impossible to make a case for the others, and as long punters can secure, odds of around even money, then Madame Nikita looks the easy money bet of the night.
Hobart Greyhounds Race 10 Box 1 Sandy’s Pick, 10.50pm
Sandy’s Pick is a non winner, but surely tonight’s race is the one she brings up win number two in. She’s in great form at present, running 8 placings in her last 10 starts. But she has a tendency to not want to find the line first. From box one tonight she should bounce straight on the lure and just win. Her PB of 26.43 is solid enough, and tonight’s race is hers to loose.
Adelina Pines could be the danger if she gets toward early and races on the speed.
Sandown Greyhounds Race 8 Box 1 Surf Mail, 9.35pm
Box one is never the best box for the flying Surf Mail, but he’s fourth up from a spell and should be ready to fire. He’s a tremendous dog with a big motor and since he was sent to Victoria he’s grown another leg. He has a flying PB and will only need luck around the first corner to win this tonight.
The inside dogs in the race appear the main hopes, so punters should look to base their exotics around them.
Best of luck
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Albion Park Greyhounds Race 2 Box 3 Giggling Panther 7.05pm
I watched this bitch in a heat of the Vince Curry and she’s got her fair share of her ability. She was flogged in her last two starts at Ipswich, but she still looks a great chance here based on the great run in her first start. She’s only a fair beginner, but could get the run of the race up the inside of a few here. She’s quite strong and with a little bit of racing luck she could fill a hole.
Great eachway bet.
Box six Le Sirenuse and box eight Skuzi are the main dangers, but will need to navigate their way across from the outside. Both dogs have ability, but aren’t speedy beginners so luck will be required in the early part of the race. Box one runner Brodie’s Memory has the red and she’ll be greatly benefited by it.
Punters looking to take exotics, could try boxing the four selections up in a trifecta.
Angle Park Greyhounds Race 3 Box 1 Nevada Smith, 7.21pm
Tough race here but as I often say boxes win races, and Nevada Smith as come up with the cherry here. He’s only a young dog, but has been racing well and has recorded a PB of 30.11 here, and with a clean jump he should be able to lower that mark. There is however four or so other winning chances, so make sure a price of $3.00 or more is secured. Winbrook and Regal Looper look the main two of the four dangers, but both dogs will be spotting Nevada Smith a lead, so they will have to be at their very best to run him down.
Launceston Greyhounds Race 4 Box 1 Shotgun Willy. 8.39pm
This race is a foregone conclusion, with box eight runner Whodat Lass a graded certainty. She’s got panels on this field and should win by the length of the straight. Shotgun Willy has been racing well over his last couple and should fill second place. I suggest followers take all the exotics with Shotgun Willy to run second. He’s run on nicely in his past two starts and has come up with the red box here tonight, so he should get a soft run if he exits the box quickly. The only other chance looks to be Greysynd Merry, she’s a race hardened old dog and loves to run a place, so she looks the only other chance based on exposed form.
Shepparton Greyhounds Race 3 Box 8 Trail Blazing, 7.48pm
Most of the money should come for box four runner Optimus Bart, but he was disappointing last start and I can’t have him again tonight. Trail Blazing looks well drawn out in the pink and looks to be a promising young pup. He battled on well last start at Sandown and should get plenty of room here tonight. He appears quite strong and will only need to get away and wind up on the outside to threaten these here tonight.
He should start at odds of about $7.00, so he’s a solid eachway bet if he does.
Best of Luck
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Huge night of racing tonight at The Meadows with two Group One’s, the $100,00 Super stayers and the $250,000 Australian Cup. If Dyna Nalin can win he will surpass the mighty Miata in all time stakes earnings.
Ipswich Greyhounds Race 8 Box 6 Hanson Houdini, 9.59pm
Hanson Houdini gets a real chance to jump back into the winners circle here. He’s well drawn out in the six box here and should be able to head these off here early. His last few runs have been below bar at Albion Park, but he goes far better here at Ipswich and has a PB of 30.69. It’s quite a hard race and a case could be made for most of the field. Hanson Houdini should start at odds of around $8.00 and at that price he’s a solid eachway chance. Box one runner Stay The Night could be the danger, as he should get the run of the race.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 6 Box 5 Maddison Dee, 8.42pm
It’s unlikely Maddison Dee can win this, but she’s most deserving after continually making group final after group final. She’s a get back and run on type and is getting on in age. But it is a race where they will start to jam up coming for home, and if she can get forward early and near the lead she could be the late swooper. She’ll be big odds here tonight so stick to backing her each way. Box seven Dyna Willow, should get a cart around them early on, and she looks the hardest to beat.
The Meadows Greyhounds Race 8 Box 2 Keybow, 9.43pm
I thinks it’s impossible to go past the super Keybow in the $250,000 Group 1 Australian Cup. He ran the second quickest time of all here last start going 29.58. He should get the gun run of the race behind Kiss Me Ketut, and based on last weeks sectionals, it’s impossible for Ketut to hold him out in the run home. Box four runner Innocent Till, looks a danger and if he pings and gets across, he’s more then capable of holding on in this.
Best of luck
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As promised, we have had a close look at staying performances in 2013 in order to find out which dog has been the fastest around. To do that we scoured the records in all states and pulled out all the dogs with multiple wins and examined their careers.
We ended up looking at 37 dogs but quickly eliminated more than half of those because they had won only 2, 3 or 4 times, In any event, those particular dogs would not have made it through the next check anyway, although Fancy Liza might have been an exception. She disappeared in mid-year, following three smart distance wins.
Other dogs have done well into the current year but did not have enough eligible figures in 2013.
The rules we adopted are:
1. Minimum of five wins. For sprinters we required 10 wins but that is not practicable for stayers because they do not race enough over the longer trips. Non-winning runs are ignored.
2. All wins must be over 699m or longer (thereby allowing Cranbourne 699m to be counted). Including the 650m-680m bracket as well would have altered things considerably but since they are much less taxing on the dogs they would therefore understate staying ability.
3. Times run at each track were then converted to the equivalent at Wentworth Park 720m for ease of comparison. This is done by accessing our library of time conversions, established by surveying thousands of performances at each track where the same dog has run at both.
We see a time assessment as preferable to prize money won or Group points earned, as are used in AGRA tables. There are a few reasons. First, the dogs do not know how much they are racing for and are trying as hard as they can to win in any race. Second, prize money varies wildly from race to race and year to year (even more so for sprinters) and does not necessarily reflect a dogâ€™s year-round performances. Third, was the dog well suited to a particular track? There are big differences there. Fourth, and most influential, luck plays a huge part in successful racing â€“ did the dog have a decent box, was it free of interference, was it fully fit this time, did it travel well, and so on.
The alternative of ranking by Group wins may be more valid in that it usually brings together the best available fields but it also involves only a limited number of races. On balance, it cannot outweigh all the other more practical factors. Consider also that greyhounds are bought, sold and bred primarily on the basis of their speed. In any event, (a) some Group wins are achieved in moderate times (as just happened a week ago) by dogs that cannot get near making our top ten list, and (b) Group status can be bought by a club, irrespective of the quality of the field. One example is the Ipswich maiden series now being run.
A further comparison is that while three stayers made the top ten of the AGRA 2013 points list (Destini Fireball, Proven Impala and Irma Bale), only 14 were in AGRAâ€™s top 95 scorers. This is an obvious reflection of the relatively low attention paid to staying races and the smaller money on offer.
The results may surprise a little but remember we are looking for the dog which is consistently faster than the others. Results are shown in the table below.
FASTEST STAYERS – 2013
|10||Gold Affair Two||5||17||42.42||42.25|
These times may be compared with the Wentworth Park track record of 41.88.
Proven Impalaâ€™s staying wins occurred at Wentworth Park, Sandown Park and The Meadows and it also did well over shorter trips.
Others with honourable mentions, in alphabetical order, are Ash Flash, Diamond Lucy, Magpie Bob, Major League, Maddison Dee, Mimicking and Token Mclaren, all with five to eight wins but not in quick enough time. Then followed Bell Haven (which did better in 2012), Cheetah Zorro, Dyna Werribee, Fancy Liza, Fender, Infinite Wish, Mimicking, Set to Shine and Sweet It Is with three or four wins each. None in this list averaged fast enough times.
Note that Miataâ€™s average was affected by its last few runs when it was recovering from a previous illness. It finished racing in May of 2013 but there is no doubt it would have been top of the list in 2012. All Destini Fireballâ€™s better runs occurred in the first seven months of the year. It did not win again until just last week, and then in only average time.
I should add that it is difficult to assess time comparisons between Angle Park and Wentworth Park because of the lack of top dogs at the former and a shortage of dogs which compete at both tracks. Token Mclarenâ€™s times represent our best estimate of the situation. However, it is probably reinforced by the fact that seldom do top SA stayers get into the placings at the eastern state tracks.
There are many factors involved in a dogâ€™s staying successes but our observation is that one aspect dominates all others in a field of otherwise talented dogs â€“ the ability to put itself in a good position in the first 100m of a race. Strangely, few winners come from the back of the field. The odd one that does gets a lot of publicity but it is often unjustified as the victory is more often due to the leaders stopping, rather than the winner thundering home. People seem to forget that the vast majority of dogs are slowing down after they pass the 450m mark. After that it is a matter of which one slows least.
In that context, the layout of a track is hugely influential, more so that it should be. There is room for racing authorities to pay much more attention to improving the details of track design. First turn clashes occur just as often in staying races as they do in sprints.