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Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 25th 2014

Quality fields at Sandown tonight with Melbourne Cup Preludes taking place. We have many free bets for ARG readers looking to boost their betting banks.

Best Bet:
Race 12: Cosmic Wise

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Flying Twist

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,5,6,8 – Leg 2: 1,2,5,6,8 – Leg 3: 1,2 – Leg 4: 4,5,8 – $150 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie7:07 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOMMY EL [5]56144NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
2JINGELLIC (NSW)[5]52353FSTDM Fox (Laverton)
3CREATIVE KARISMA [5]411129.98(4)K Podmore (Wagga Wagga)
4JUBILEA BALE (NSW)[5]6531529.57(4)J Hunt (Lara)
5SCANEZ CEE [5]5112230.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
6RAPID INCLINE [5]1372430.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7WAR ROOM [5]36652FSHM Carter (Violet Town)
8POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]7412130.02(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]Res.7433130.03(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
10SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]Res.5887729.58(5)J Gill (Darriman)

Jubilea Bale is dropping considerably in class and with an even getaway she should prove very hard to hold out. Two starts back she showed her strength when she overcame early difficulties to score at Warragul in 26.33. With a slow beginner drawn underneath she should get a fairly clear passage early and she has won here previously in a zippy 29.57.

Scanez Cee has been racing in very consistent form of late and he was narrowly beaten here last week behind the exciting Dyna Yemen. He consistently runs around the 5.15 mark early and that should see him settle in the top three early. War Room is the interesting runner, he has been struggling of late in Victoria but prior to coming here he had scored some blistering wins on prominent NSW tracks. Polly Bale is going to be well supported and she really caught the eye when scoring at The Meadows in a slick 30.01, my only concern with her is that she may have trouble crossing in the first 50m.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Jubilea Bale

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Nathan Sturgess Final7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. RAHOUAL [5]54281NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
2LONESOME KNIGHT [5]68652FSTDJ Westerlo (Clyde)
3PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]7656134.35(6)J Hunt (Lara)
4DR. DES [5]42171FSTDW Mcmahon (Darriman)
5DYNA TREASON (NSW)[5]46552NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
6EXPLOSIVE ANGEL [5]62132FSTDM Brown (Loch)
7MOOT POINT (NSW)[5]132F1FSTDM Carter (Violet Town)
8ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]5875134.26(8)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.5253234.98(8)A Langton (Anakie)
10DAINTREE PUZZLE [5]Res.42232NBTG Joske (Jeeralang Junction)

Rockin’ Josie looks well placed in the pink draw and she returned to her brilliant best with a sizzling 34.24 heat win last week. From the draw she should get room to muster in the first 50m and that should allow her to carve across to the early lead. Her heat winning time was at least three lengths faster than any other heat and she has the ability to either lead or come from off the speed in her races.

Dr. Rahoul took over soon after the start in his commanding 34.56 heat win and from the red he should be in a prominent position early, he isn’t overly strong but if he holds them out at the first bend he may just pinch the race. Penance Allen has the class edge but she is going to need a heap of luck in the first 50m. If she can reproduce her 34.35 PB run here she will be right in the mix. Dr. Des has a great record here and if he can get away cleanly he should be a major factor, however I think he may be a little under the odds in this event.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rockin’ Josie

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3The “superdogs” Are Coming!7:44 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]1443642.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
2FLYING TWIST [5]15423NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
3DEWANA BABE [4]1335142.00(7)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
4BIG KAT [4]3588442.13(3)C Schlensog (Anakie)
5LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]14314NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6STARC (NSW)[4]2161242.10(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
7BLINKER’S ON [5]17123NBTB Ennis (Lara)
8KIM KEEPING (NSW)[5]5124742.31(2)J Cottrell (Langwarrin)

Starc is an exciting prospect and his effort when placed here last week was impressive. He was beaten six lengths behind Ruff Cut Diamond here last week but they did run an eye popping 41.52 in that event. I would expect him to settle in the top two again early and he appears to be getting stronger and stronger with every run over this journey.

Blinker’s On is going to start a false favourite again and although he is a winning chance he is going to be way under the odds. He is likely to get back in the early stages and he was quite disappointing when coming from off the speed at Bendigo last time over 660m. Flying Twist has been far from disgraced in her two recent placings over this trip and she can run a monster race at odds again. She is likely to set the tempo and if there is some shuffling behind she may just steal the prize. Love Affair rounds out the chances, she recently scored an all the way Meadows win in 42.95 recently and that type of effort would see her be competitive in this.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Starc and Flying Twist (more on Starc)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Tab Melb. Cup 21/11 – Grv Vic Bred Final (gobis)8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $12,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1REBELATION [5]4266334.51(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
2MEPUNGA FEARON [5]25432NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
3ROY GALO [5]26563NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
4RINASH [5]1143234.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
5SIGN OF SNOW [5]2833234.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
6COULTA ROCK [4]1343134.22(8)D Curtain (Longwarry)
7SONIC PIRATE [4]1726134.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
8DEADLY BOY [4]1641134.33(8)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
9MORNINGSIDE [5]Res.12273NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
10HESSION BOOTS [5]Res.28634NBTR Clark (Toolleen)

Mepunga Fearon normally pings the lids and he led for a long way when narrowly beaten in his heat last week. From the rails draw he should punch through and lead again and with a wide runner drawn on his outside I am expecting him to get away with a bigger mid race lead. Obviously the last 30m is going to be a concern again but at around the $3.50 mark I’m willing to take the chance.

Deadly Boy reeled in Mepunga Fearon last week and he exits the same pin tonight, the concern with him is that there is more pace drawn underneath him tonight and he may be posted wide for the first 200m or so. If he gets a similar run early as last week he is an obvious contender but I wouldn’t be willing to take short odds. Rebelation has the good draw and he wasn’t disgraced in his heat, he has some early speed and he should be able to settle in the top three. Prior to last week he was well down on confidence and after last week’s improved effort he may continue to improve.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Fearon

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

Trifecta: 2/1,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 5Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 18:28 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TEXAS TITAN (SA)[4]3431329.57(7)J Britton (Anakie)
2DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[3]1152529.56(2)J Hunt (Lara)
3WE ARE GEELONG [4]7112129.62(2)M Karamatic (Lara)
4MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]8414829.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BANJO BOY [2]1134229.34(8)K Virtue (Tooradin)
6FARMOR LAS VEGAS (QLD)[4]2115429.61(4)R Britton (Lara)
7BLURRED LINES [3]7117129.68(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[4]4345129.52(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Dyna Ostrander was desperately unlucky in last week’s SA Derby Final at Angle Park and he should make amends tonight at nice odds. After a smart getaway, he was about to cross and lead but just as he was about to clear them he was dragged down and he lost all momentum. With slow beginners all around him tonight he should get a very clear passage early and he will give a great sight on the bunny.

Texas Titan loves racing over this track and trip and he recently powered to the line when scoring at Angle Park in 29.77. He likes to use a bit of the track, however from the red he should get a fairly clear passage early and that will allow him to get into some open space without too much trouble. Banjo Boy resumes from a spell and if he is wound up he should make an impact. There is a fair bit of speed drawn around him in this event so he can’t afford to make too many mistakes early. Farmor Las Vegas is ridiculously consistent and he should be in the mix for a long way, surprisingly he has a great record from this draw and he is worth a ticket if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 28:52 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIND WHISTLER [4]2121229.49(8)A Langton (Anakie)
2OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]2515329.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3DREAM IT [4]3217129.53(5)B Ennis (Lara)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[3]4313129.62(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[4]4111129.43(3)D Brown (Lara)
6TAKE CHARGE [3]2221129.52(2)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
7BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[2]2331229.26(5)J Hunt (Lara)
8CAMPASPE WILL [5]3116429.44(8)N Walls (Melton)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Campaspe Will has won five of seven from this draw with a keen railer in box seven he is likely to better that winning record. Three starts ago he set the track alight at The Meadows when posting a blistering 29.72 win and a similar effort tonight would see him get the cash with relative ease.

Wind Whistler is racing like an absolute Beast at present and he will be charging home again. He is likely to get a long way back in the early stages but he has won five of nine here so he has no trouble working his way through a field. Ollie Bale is a little hit or miss early but he showed he can run time when he scored an all the way Meadows win recently in 29.89. He needs to lead to win his races but with slow beginners either side he may be able to find the bunny early. Dream It is going to be well fancied and with some luck early he is a major player, however with the pace around him I think he is a risk tonight. National Time and Take Charge are two smokey’s who must be included in your quaddies, both are lid pingers and if there is some shuffling behind, either one could steal the prize.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/1,2,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 1,2,8/1,2,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 7Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 39:11 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA ARMAGH [3]3437229.37(6)J Britton (Anakie)
2GIMME FUEL [2]2186129.44(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3HIGHBURY (NSW)[4]2353429.46(1)R Britton (Lara)
4WARRIOR KING (NSW)[4]4431229.25(1)B Ennis (Lara)
5MYSTIC TWIST [4]6615129.63(3)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
6DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]6267729.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
7DELLO BALE (NSW)[4]2343129.41(1)J Hunt (Lara)
8LAMIA BALE (NSW)[3]5161129.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Mepunga Armagh had been struggling in recent weeks but last time at Angle Park he showed a glimpse of his best and I would expect that his confidence will continue to climb. After a slow getaway he showed that blistering turn of foot which had been missing in his recent efforts. If he can reproduce that turn of foot he should have no trouble holding the lead from the red and he will be running time on the bunny.

Warrior King smashed his rivals when scoring here in 29.30 two runs back and with a clear run in the first 50m he should be a major player again. Once again the box draw is against him and he will need a lot to go right for him to win. Gimme Fuel reeled off smart sectionals in his 29.44 win here last week and if he crosses the red early he will give a great sight again. Dello Bale could be the value in the event, he will trail them early but he hits the line strongly in his races and he does have a very impressive 29.41 PB.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 49:35 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HEKATE BELLE [5]15614NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2BAZZA’S GIFT [2]1854729.54(1)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)
3HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[5]4886429.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4OAKVALE DESTINY (SA)[3]5341129.67(7)J Britton (Anakie)
5MARCUS JOE [1]2215329.24(4)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
6LADY GOLDENPAW [4]6311829.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
7SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]52452NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
8MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[3]1211129.38(2)B Ennis (Lara)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

My Bro Fabio is racing in electric fashion and it’s hard to see him being beaten after he recently broke the Canberra Track Record with a breathtaking 29.89 win. He followed that effort up by winning the Canberra Cup final by a whopping 12 lengths. If he can get through the first bend with only a few knocks he should balance up as they head for the back straight and he will round them up very quickly.

Oakvale Destiny recently captured the Group Two SA Oaks Final and she loves racing here, like the favourite she can be a little slow to begin but she does have a tremendous turn of foot and she always finds a way to put herself into contention. Marcus Joe should settle in the top two early and he will give a great sight, he has won here previously in 29.24 and a similar effort would see him go very close to winning. Samus Allen rounds out the genuine chances, she has the speed to cross and lead and she appears to be getting stronger with every run.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 4,5,8/4,5,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Macro Meats9:55 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]3427434.33(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
2DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]3144334.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
3HEIDI GO SEEK [2]3552334.25(2)A Langton (Anakie)
4RALPHY CINEL (NSW)[4]2521234.38(6)J Borg (Maryborough)
6SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[4]2512534.41(2)J Britton (Anakie)
7TICK BALE (NSW)[3]5775334.32(3)J Hunt (Lara)
8ARISING [3]3174134.01(3)D Knocker (Langwarrin)

Heidi Go Seek has shown some improvement in her two most recent efforts and she should appreciate the step up in distance. She has won three of five over this journey and she has a tendency to ping the lids over this distance range. With no speed in the inside two boxes, I can see her easily crossing to the early lead and she will give a great sight at nice odds.

Rumero Reason has his favourite draw and he posted his impressive 34.33 PB here from this pin. From the red he should settle a lot closer to the speed than normal and I would expect him to be putting pressure on the leaders as they head off the back straight. Ralphy Cinel has early speed and he should appreciate the empty draw on his outside. This is a bit or a rise in class for him but he should be able to adapt. Tick Bale is the interesting runner, he is much better than his recent form reads and he has a great record from wide draws.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,7/1,2,3,4,7 ($27 for 100%)

Each Way Heidi Go Seek

 

Race No. 10Berwick Mazda10:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPEED SERIES (NSW)[3]2652629.50(8)G Campbell (Peechelba)
2PRINCE TO EXCEL (NSW)[4]7121129.91(2)G Jose (Catani)
3GORHAM BALE (NSW)[4]2123229.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
4BAHAMA BAY [4]3154829.70(1)A Britton (Lara)
6DR. KLAAS [4]111429.62(5)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
7FABIO (QLD)[4]1111229.63(3)K Greenough (Pearcedale)
8BAYMAN BALE (NSW)[4]1611630.06(2)J Hunt (Lara)

Gorham Bale hasn’t had a lot of luck in recent weeks and he is bursting to break through. There is a bit of speed drawn around him and that should help him, as it will allow him to get a nice sit in the early stages. When he gets out into some open space he is capable of reeling off very impressive sectionals which is evident by his brilliant 29.42 PB here.

Speed Series has a great record from the red and he can show smart early speed in his races. He has clearly lost a couple of lengths with age but his placing at Warragul two runs back showed he is still more than competitive. Prince To Excel has scored two strong 440m Sale wins of late and he should be ready to step back up to 500m. Fabio is likely to start favourite but I think he is a risk tonight as this is clearly the toughest race he has contested in his brief career.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gorham Bale

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

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,2,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards10:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1UNIX BALE (NSW)[5]81276NBTS Collins (Lara)
2MORNINGSIDE [5]12273NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3BUNGA BUNGA [5]42116NBTJ Greenough (Pearcedale)
4TWEAK [5]12126NBTT O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
5KAYO MARCIARNO [5]2535634.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
6VELOCEMENTE [5]86334NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]24238NBTS Collins (Lara)
8HE ISN’T REALLY [5]3736434.44(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
9MISS SOCIETY [5]Res.7286734.47(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)
10ATLAS GENIUS (SA)[5]Res.1231634.55(5)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)

Unix Bale is a keen railer and the way she has been hitting the line of late suggests that she is looking for this distance range. She recently made the SA Oaks Final and the manner in which she finished off the race in her heat was very impressive. From the inside draw she should be able to settle mid pack and she should make a strong move mid race, this is one of the weakest races she has contested for a while and she should be value.

Tweak scored a more than handy 34.67 Meadows win three runs back and he should set a cracking pace. He is yet to win here in seven tries over this journey but this is a big drop in class for him. Dyna Geldof has been racing well of late and he will settle in the top two early. He isn’t strong in the run home but if there is some trouble behind he may get away with the prize. He Isn’t Really has a heap of talent and if he can get some luck in the first 50m he won’t be far away.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets

Win Bet on Unix Bale

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

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Cosmic Wise overcame a bad start to score at Angle Park last week in 30.29 and tonight I would expect her to step a lot better and dictate the terms. She has a smart 29.60 PB over this journey and she is armed with a great turn of foot when she hits the sand, with slow beginners on either side she should get all the breaks.

Dyna Glinda is much better than her recent form suggested and if she can step a little better tonight she will run a big race at odds. Four starts ago she posted a strong 34.43 Meadows win but she hasn’t experienced a lot of luck since then. Hailstorm Billy loves racing here and he will be steaming home in the closing stages, he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Soho Rhythm has the good draw and she was far from disgraced in her recent 545m Ballarat placing.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Wise

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 25th 2014

Best Bet: Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for ARG readers. Load up on the well bred Footluce Diva.
Race 2: Footluce Diva

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Shady Deal

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,3 – Leg 2: 1 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,5 – $30 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Find Grsa On Facebook Mixed Stak…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GILBERT ALLEN241630.00Lisa Rasmussen
2WREX BALE231330.08Wendy Matcott
3SCREAMIN’342130.09Ben Rawlings
4VALLADARES118529.75Lauren Harris
5OSBOURNE BALE362629.96Wendy Matcott
6NEBULA215529.78Lauren Harris
7HONKY TONK DOLL126229.82Sidney Topp
8FIRE TYSON285629.58Tony Lagana
9BRONEEE255530.07Wendy Matcott
10DOONA BALE656530.01Tony Rasmussen

Fire Tyson was very disappointing here on Monday but tonight he exits his favourite draw and he should show tremendous improvement. Nebula has been racing well in stronger class of late and he only needs luck early to feature, whilst Valadares is hit or miss early and he will take a power of beating if he gets away on terms.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fire Tyson

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

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

 

Race No. 2Mcqueens Tavern Stake Cta Divisi…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FOOTLUCE DIVA431229.72Kenneth Trowbridge
2SPARE WHEEL332330.43Roger Harris
3ALHANNA151330.15Angela Modra
4MADISON MCLAREN518230.27Helen Foster
5DYNA WISTA311130.16Tony Rasmussen
6MADAM CRASH222629.93John Mundy
7MISATO BALE341230.51Wendy Matcott
8STORM ALLEN322630.55Wendy Matcott
9GOLDEN COBRA748830.41Charles Irwin
10ONE WINTA866330.62Micheal Delorenzo

Footluce Diva scored a brilliant 29.72 win here two runs back and she has won three of four tries from this draw, she will be short odds but she should get the cash. Alhanna should burn to the early lead and she will give a great sight for most of the trip. Madam Crash is well drawn out wide and she shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Footluce Diva

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Grsa.com.au Stake Cta Division17:55 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YAMBLA MICK117329.91Troy Murray
2BLACK BOTTLE515330.17Kathleen Johnstone
3ZAC BALE5872NBTTony Rasmussen
4GRANDE TO EXCEL731330.01George Rehmann
5SHADY DEAL451230.24Kim Johnstone
6KISAI BLADE188229.95Petar Jovanovic
7COSMO KRAMER173129.96Paul Barry
8ALLEN NAMOR683529.90Wendy Matcott
9WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott
10FLYING BALE366629.97Lisa Rasmussen

Shady Deal turned in a strong performance in his SA debut here last week and with some luck in the first 50m he should be able to go one better. Cosmo Kramer is suitably drawn out wide and he will unleash a barnstorming finish. Yambla Mick is a class act and he has a great record from the red draw.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Shady Deal and Cosmo Kramer

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

Exacta: 1,5,7/1,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER MERC216430.07Angela Modra
2TOKEN SPINNER564130.04Michael Stewart
3ALLEN CYDAN872730.57Wendy Matcott
4DYNA ERWIN618529.84Wendy Matcott
5WIREGRASS465129.96Ben Rawlings
6DEFIB DARYL425529.88Petar Jovanovic
7YODA BALE533730.21Tony Rasmussen
8FIERY MCBAIN426130.06Todd Kelly
9BAZ WILL ROCK1878NBTKathleen Johnstone
10JUNTA BALE364730.00Lisa Rasmussen

Yoda Bale is dropping in class tonight and he should get plenty of room to muster speed in the first 50m tonight, he can run time on the bunny and he should be value in this event. Power Merc has the good draw and she drops back to a more suitable trip, whilst Wiregrass has a terrific record here.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Yoda Bale

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AS IT GOES127234.92Oswald Chegia
2HE’S A VILLIAN163235.21Lisa Rasmussen
3HESSION BOOTS8634NBTRodney Clark
4WHIP COOL7265NBTTina Cattermole
5ANIMATE322335.25Lester Harris
6DYNA DAINA314735.00Wendy Matcott
7VICTA SCOTT855235.10Ronald Schadow
8CRASH DOOLEY121735.28Lisa Rasmussen
9PIERO658435.67Robert Isaacson
10DOONA BALE656535.10Tony Rasmussen

As It Goes is drawn to hold the early lead and she was very impressive when narrowly beaten by Dustnado here last week over 515m. He’s A Villian made Genghis Kahn work overtime for victory last week and he should be in the mix again. Hession Boots comes here with strong Victorian form and he will be charging home late.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets;

Win bet on As It Goes

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Wine Wise (sa Owned) Stake Cta D…8:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1EMERLEY SENORITA511329.85Peter Hurley
2DANYO’S LUKE443229.92Colin Swain
3SADIE’S GUESS216630.63Kim Johnstone
4ABSOLUTE BOSS421430.11Robyn Mackellar
5BIG MICK DEE158329.98Lisa Rasmussen
6SPOT GOES RACING361129.94Petar Jovanovic
7DEE DEE CORSAIR351229.83Robyn Mackellar
8STUZZICHINO252130.02Petar Jovanovic
9WOODSIDE JAGGER144430.04Graham Smith
10VICTA BROOKE365429.77Ronald Schadow

Emerley Senorita was recently placed in the Group Two SA Oaks Final and she should prove hard to beat based on her two impressive sub 29.90 wins here of late. Danyo’s Luke has been solidly placed in his past two starts here and he is suitably drawn. Sadie’s Guess made her SA debut here last week and she should be better for the run.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Emerley Senorita

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

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

 

Race No. 7Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Mixed S…9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ESPECIALLY1531NBTRodney Clark
2RECKLESS BROWN3175NBTRodney Clark
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW513129.56Cameron Butcher
4SMASH CRASH176429.87Steven Brook
5SISCO GOOD3211NBTRyan Galea
6SPORTING TEARS761729.85Steve Meimetis
7GENGHIS KAHN332129.68Kathleen Johnstone
8KALDEN GAMBINO141429.70Troy Murray

Especially has a great record from this draw and she looks to have the class edge based on her recent slick 30.40 Canberra win, she should have enough speed to hold the lead and it’s hard to see her being reeled in. Genghis Kahn is ideally drawn out wide and he has been in tremendous form. Kalden Gambino was a recent 30.00 winner here from a wide draw.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,7/1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats Grade 4 Series F Cta…9:41 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GALILEE SPIRIT211129.62Robert Isaacson
2PREMIER EVENT275429.98Laurence Cahalan
3ALLEN ILLEM717229.81Tony Rasmussen
4LUKEY DEEZ353829.87Troy Murray
5DAKOTA PREMIER453329.57Colin Simes
6COOL GUINNESS115629.90Kirin Corby
7SHIMMERING HOOD551530.16Kevin Murnane
8SENNI TONY617329.91Colin Swain
9BRENT BALE852430.66Wendy Matcott

Dakota Premier has turned in two solid runs since returning from a spell and he should now be primed to show his best form. Galilee Spirit has won three straight here and he was super impressive in last week’s 29.81 heat win. Allen Illem is never far away and he can run home into a place.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dakota Premier

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHEZA TEN322443.56Petar Jovanovic
2VICTA VICTORIA331743.44Ronald Schadow
4ZARA MCLAREN254443.25Helen Foster
6JACKO LANKAN734543.51Petar Jovanovic
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD131443.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won 10 of 17 over this journey and she has at least six or seven lengths on her closest rival. The small field will suit and she should get the cash at around the $1.20 mark. Zara Mclaren is another with a great record here and she should run home into the quinella spot. Sheza Ten should lead them up and hold on for the minor money.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

Quinella: 4,8

 

Race No. 10Orange Box Records Stake Cta Div…10:24 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AEROPLANE BOWSER364330.55Walter Harkins
2LAKE BURLEY324330.39Wendy Sebastyan
3LANNISTER122829.97Troy Murray
4MANIC415130.09Robyn Mackellar
5QUERY BALE663730.45Wendy Matcott
6SISCO FIASCO5725NBTTess Galea
7DECKO BALE573831.16Wendy Matcott
8VELOCITY SAPHIRE432430.40Kim Johnstone
9DAZZLE ALLEN4577NBTWendy Matcott
10ALLEN ULTRON735230.46Lisa Rasmussen

Lannister was a finalist in last week’s SA Derby Final and he should appreciate the enormous drop in class. His heat effort two starts back when beaten by Aston Kane was very impressive and he should make light work of this lot. Manic is the obvious danger, he really caught the eye when winning his SA debut in a slick 30.09. Sisco Fiasco comes here with solid Victorian form.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lannister

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Bayer – Advocate Stake Cta Divis…10:44 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LIFESTYLE LAD871629.97Petar Jovanovic
2RAPIDO GRIS222230.34Wendy Matcott
3ALLEN KENNY218730.02Tony Rasmussen
4VELOCITY DAFF432230.09Kim Johnstone
5MAX ROCKS638330.14Kevin Murnane
6SHAYNE BALE151230.47Lisa Rasmussen
7RILEY CRACKS IT854230.16Paul Barry
8POP’S CASTLE126330.25Damien Smith
9LYRICAL ALLEN486831.26Wendy Matcott
10GEORGE AGAIN624529.73Ben Rawlings

Shayne Bale is racing in very consistent fashion and he should be able to go one better on his luckless placing here on Monday night. Max Rocks is never far away in this company and he can ping the lids on occasions. Likely favourite Lifestyle Lad has the good draw and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Shayne Bale

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

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

There’s Nothing Like A Good Bookie

It’s not always easy to follow the West Australians. They are now debating whether to privatise their TAB – the last one remaining in government hands. Labor is against it while the Liberals-Nationals want to go ahead. These are the same Liberals that tried to stop Betfair operating in the state, only to be thwarted by the High Court ruling in favour of Betfair. A different Minister is now in charge.

Anyway, the important thing is to assess who would be better off with or without a sale.

Other states were quick to make the change, largely because their Treasurers liked the idea getting hold of big dollars to help with other state demands. Short term gains are always popular with politicians – the long term is someone else’s problem.

In part, there were usually quick payoffs to the racing codes to ensure their support yet that also came at a cost – ie racing lost most of its influence over what the TABs did.

However, all those sales came at a time when the racing scene was vastly different. Betting exchanges and NT bookmakers were either non-existent or not a significant force and life was much more stable. Not necessarily progressive, but more stable.

Today, there is no more dominant force in the racing industry than Tabcorp, by far the bigger of the two TABs. Not just because it controls NSW and Victorian TABs (and also hosts WA for the moment) but because it also owns SKY and most radio broadcasters and it alone decides when races will be run and at what tracks, and which codes get preference. Then there are all the international races that now have coverage, with more to come according to CEO Attenborough. These will shove greyhounds further into the background and there will be no appeal possible.

What we are left with now are two questions; are Tabcorp and Tattsbet efficient and are they helping the industry go forward?

In the power game, TattsBet is hardly relevant at the moment. Its pools are small and declining so its only hope is that state governments will get together and nationalise betting pools. It can then rely on service and marketing alone.

The arrival of NT bookmakers (so-called – they are not really bookmakers at all) has immediately demonstrated that there is a lot of padding in the “price” the TABs charge. That is, their legislated 16% average deduction from each dollar is well above what it costs the newcomers to operate, albeit that the TABs provide more services, particularly the across the counter betting facilities throughout the country. This factor alone produces instability.

One outcome is that the NT people, with base costs of around 6%, have a huge excess they can use to pay for publicity, advertising and sponsorship as well as to shift profits to their mostly overseas owners. They also pay smaller fees than the TABs so the more they succeed the less raceclubs rake in for a given amount of wagering (even after allowing for sponsorship payments etc). There is a counter argument that the NT guys have expanded the market but while that was certainly true at the beginning, it has been more of a once-off benefit than an ongoing one.

Another view is that the NT people provide real competition for the betting dollar yet that is getting to be a thin argument, mainly because they do not initiate price competition but simply copy what the TABs offer – albeit the customers get some help from “best of” payouts.

At heart, the TABs are still monopolists. But is a private monopoly better than a state-owned monopoly? That’s always a doubtful proposition. One acts in the interests of the average citizen, the other in the interests of its shareholders, who will expect useful and continuing dividends. Currently, actions by the TABs to jam more and more action into a small space – ie the racing calendar – and to push more strongly into the mug gambler sector are clearly more helpful to their shareholders than to the racing industry.

Over time, quality has bowed to quantity, thereby contributing to a downgrading of the customer profile. That alone creates some risk to the industry, as has already been evidenced by the massive drop in wagering’s share of the gambling market over the last 20 years – from 50% to around 10% now. While TAB policies are far from the only factor involved there, they are certainly influential.

On balance, it is hard to see what benefits the privatised TABs offer to customers or governments under the current regime. They are growth oriented but only in respect to what their shareholders might like, and then perhaps more short than long term.

Historically, TABs, and later SKY Channel, have provided hefty boosts to customer services and therefore to turnover. But those advantages seem to have run out of steam and are now on a downward slide due to the heavily overcrowded calendar. In any case, who is to say those gains would not have occurred were governments to have retained ownership?

Philosophically, I prefer privatisation of commercial activities, but not to private monopolies. The only other option would be that governments – or perhaps a National Racing Commission – take a much closer role in supervising what the privatised TABs do. That might be more cumbersome but it could also take TABs down a road that better serves the industry and its customers.

Another sensible measure would be to introduce more direct competition. That is readily available in the form of traditional bookmakers who have long been dudded by the same forces that influenced state Treasurers to grab as much money as they could out of TAB sales. That is, the excessive protection offered to TAB buyers as a part of the sale. For example, why not allow those bookmakers to operate shopfronts around the suburbs at their discretion, and to take bets any way and at any time they wish?

It’s as well to remember that the current wagering mess – which is what several high profile people claim it is – is a direct product of arbitrary restrictions placed on oncourse bookmakers by raceclubs and state governments. Out of economic necessity those bookies rebelled and decamped to the NT to ply their trade. All that can be traced back to poorly justified free kicks given to TAB buyers in the first place. In short, free enterprise did not triumph at all. Instead, private monopolies prospered but, in the long term, at some cost to racing.

That’s why I could have no confidence in the WA Liberals flogging off their TAB.

Albion Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 25th 2014

Tom Waterhouse is offering a $250 free bet and frequent greyhound promotions. This is a great way to boost your bank for a huge Thursday night of racing.

Best Bet:
Race 9: Lulu’s Lad

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Strong Stanley

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

 

Race No. 1Macro Meats Gourmet Game6:43 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GUNNADOO APACHE24130.41Glenda Dart
2TIME IS MONEY13NBTSteven Scott
3LATE SHOW ANGEL663230.46Darren Titmarsh
4BIG YELLOW TAXI828730.41Peter Roy
5DZEKO452130.34Glenda Dart
6CLASSIC TYCOON331730.49Jeanette Cauchi
7BUCK CITY278230.61Selena Zammit
8BRING BACK JOE486330.50Paul Robson
9TITAN ASH234430.32Raymond Burman
10DASHING JILLIE4256NBTJohn Edwards

Gunnadoo Apache is an improving type and from the rails draw he should get every chance. Two starts ago he settled near the speed and he hit the line strongly when scoring in 30.41 and he should continue to improve. Big Yellow Taxi has the speed to lead and he should give a great sight at odds, whilst Dzeko is aiming for a hat trick of wins and with some luck early she should be right in the mix.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gunnadoo Apache

Boxed Quinella: 1,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Tattsbet.com7:03 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ASTOUND YA415130.09Gloria Falla
2WINDFALL321830.45Peter Cauchi
3TRANSKEI HERO612230.29Robert Giltinan
4COSMIC BOSS572830.24Ron Ball
5VISUALIZE IT152430.07Peter Young
6THIS TIME REBA363130.64Peter Ruetschi
7WINSOME HENRY1611NBTSteven Scott
8JANDINELLE152430.40Keiron Butler
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

Cosmic Boss finally delivered on his early promise with a blistering 29.91 win here last week and he should go back to back. Visualize It has won two of eight here and she has more than enough speed to cross and lead. Astound Ya is racing well and he has the good draw, however he may be a little under the odds.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Boss

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

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

 

Race No. 3Brandons Electrical Services7:22 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VELOCITY ZOE347430.11Shane Ellis
2TINY TURNER113530.29Ron Ball
3I’M ALL STRIPES553330.27Sandra Giles
4HIGH AND MIGHTY357730.16Tom Tzouvelis
5HOPE’S FANTASY665130.14William Elson
6GEMMA DUAL121430.25John Reimer
7BOARDIES726530.35Jeff Cumming
8WASHINGTON TRICK825730.06Janette Finneran
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

There are a lot of front runners in this event and I think the speedy Tiny Turner should have enough speed to hold them out and score. Velocity Zoe had no luck when resuming from a long spell at Ipswich and she should be much better for the run. Hope’s Fantasy has the class edge and she only needs an ounce of luck to feature.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Garrard’s Horse And Hound7:41 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CORNELIA JESS484430.69Ron Hawkshaw
2KING ELLIOT282530.21Reg Hazelgrove
3ALL YOU CAN434830.18Peter Ruetschi
4SUPER VISION643130.27Peter Young
5DREAM RIVER1X8530.10Troy Okamura
6LOUD MAX443830.25Scott Buckland
7FARMER’S GOLD2X4229.98Darren Russell
8MELODY SERENADE533330.05Lyndall Massey
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

Farmer’s Gold has a great record here and if he can reproduce his 29.98 PB run he should prove too classy. His recent 431m efforts at Ipswich should have him primed for this. King Elliot should set the pace and this is a drop in class for him. Dream River has the talent and he only needs an ounce of luck in the first 50m to feature.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Farmer’s Gold

Trifecta: 7/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Rq Young Guns Bne 520 F8:05 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $14,400 Prizemoney.
1st: $10,080 2nd: $2,880 3rd: $1,440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DUTCH STRYKER218129.81Raymond Burman
2MISTER TO US111229.99Terrence Auckram
3BRADLEY BENZ224229.99Geoffrey Uhrhane
4HAPPY HASWELL122129.64Reg Kay
5SUPER VELO147129.84Sandra Hunt
6GRIM CREEPER411229.86Thomas Noble
7FEMME JOLIE767130.20Jan Warner
8KNIGHTS TEMPLAR442230.26Amy O’reilly
9FAST NOODLE132330.15Barry Morris
10GUNSPEED131330.06Shane Ellis

Happy Haswell is an excitement machine and he will take a power of beating based on his breathtaking 29.64 heat win. Dutch Stryker has the good draw and he too was super impressive when scoring in 29.81. Mister To Us is the run on dog in the event, if there is some shuffling up front he may just run over the top of them late.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Big Dog Racing Supplements8:25 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING COLARADO437235.18Colin Byers
2ABBEY CORSAIR143835.08Desmond Youngberg
3GOLFING AMY11X434.94John Pollock
4MUNGUNYAH335235.53Kevin Kemp
5NOT HELD136435.07Shane Ellis
6WHITE HORNET782335.17Raymond Burman
7MY MISS DIVA5717NBTJohn James
8OBAMMA LASS563735.72John Reimer
9DARK BLAST466635.49Thomas Noble

Golfing Amy was pretty stiff here last week but prior to that she had been in great form with two sub 35 second wins here. With a wide runner drawn outside she should get every chance. Not Held struggles from this draw but this is a drop in class for him and he only needs an ounce of luck early. White Hornet is more than capable on his night and if he goes around at silly odds he may be worth an each way ticket.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 3/2,5,6/1,2,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 7Brisgreys.com8:44 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GUNSPEED131330.06Shane Ellis
2TEAR AWAY SIZE211429.86Reg Kay
3REGAL LAURYN414230.06Tony Brett
4SEVEN STRAIGHT131630.01Jeff Cumming
5SPACE WAVE445630.09Tony Zammit
6WAG TAIL213430.09Christina Harman
7FANCY STICHES813130.00Reg Hazelgrove
8LE SIRENUSE1X1530.06Tom Tzouvelis
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

Tear Away Size has an enormous engine and with a heap of speed in the red she should get a perfect sit early and then assume control off the back straight. Le Sirenuse is well placed in the pink and she beat a good line-up at Lismore recently by six and half lengths. Seven Straight is racing with confidence and he will be sweeping home late.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Tear Away Size

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 8A Team Stud9:08 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $6,900 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,830 2nd: $1,380 3rd: $690.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PHANTOM JEWELS333129.94John Free
2YOU CAN TALK466229.94Peter Ruetschi
3HONEY BOUQUET747329.94John Conlon
4BILL’S FANTASY333429.93William Elson
5MINER’S MOSS1X1629.89Mathew Reid
6FLASH REALITY116329.58Tony Brett
7OUTA TEMPO142130.08Peter Ruetschi
8CYNDIE’S SPECIAL226129.88William Elson

Flash Reality is one of the fastest chasers in the land and with the speedy Miner’s Moss drawn underneath he should get a perfect run into the first turn. He is all class and bad luck is the only danger. Cyndie’s Special returned to the winners list with a speedy 29.91 win here last week and she will be in the mix throughout.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Golf Gurus Aspley9:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RAINBOW REX462530.24Darren Russell
2BLUE DEN451330.32John Reimer
3GAMAH’S WONDER861130.42Owen Kunde
4ARABIAN ORACLE335630.24Brian Baker
5BIG DAC756330.24Colin Hamilton
6LULU’S LAD562329.97Ron Ball
7CRIMSON TIDE354730.49Sidney Goodwin
8HAWKO’S MISTAKE683429.94John Edwards
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

Lulu’s Lad has been very unlucky in his past two runs here and he is graded to get the cash tonight. He has a top record over this journey and he should get a fairly clear passage early. Arabian Oracle has been placed in three of her past five here and she should give a great sight. Hawko’s Mistake is well drawn out wide and he shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lulu’s Lad

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PAY SHEET713330.15Ron Ball
2FLASH HOUDINI352430.84Amy O’reilly
3JOHNATHAN’S HOPE412430.08John Pollock
4STRONG STANLEY631530.74Reg Hazelgrove
5KNAVE224130.23Marilyn Johnson
6PHOEBE’S FLAME1121NBTJulie Edmondson
7ABBY’S FANTASY536330.10William Elson
8SKUZI111330.34Tony Apap
9WHAT A LOOKER547830.96Tammy Stuhmcke

Knave is a super consistent chaser and he looks to have the class edge based on his powerful 35.11 win here last week over 600m. Strong Stanley had no luck in his metro debut last week, with a better start tonight he should give a good sight in the lead. Jonathon’s Hope was a smart 30.08 winner here three runs back and he races well from inside draw.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Knave

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

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

This Week In Racing History

SEPTEMBER

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Which Chariot, later to become a pre-potent outcross sire, won his second Australian start, over 375 yards at Goulburn, in 1960. The UK import had raced with success in England before being brought to Australia. He had won his first start, also over 375 yards at Goulburn, three weeks earlier.

Queensland sprinter Questions caused a minor upset when he defeated champion sprinter Rapid Journey in the 1998 final of the Brisbane Cup for owner-trainer Dennis Reid. Fellow Queenslander Faithful Hawk was a strong third.

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Arvo’s Junior took out the 2003 Sir John Dillon Memorial over 715 metres at Sandown. In doing so, he notched his 13th successive win on the track and was unbeaten at the distance. The win meant he equalled Striding Ahead’s record of 13 consecutive metropolitan wins in Melbourne (which had been achieved at Olympic Park).

The Dave Irwin-trained Tommie Streaker won the Dapto Leagues Club Maiden in 1997, scoring by five lengths in a fast 29.85 and earning $20,000 for the win. Tommie Streaker went on to win the 1998 Christmas Gift (Wentworth Park), Bulli Gold Plate, Wyong Derby and 1999 Toowoomba Cup.

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At a cost of $18 million the new Wentworth Park racetrack and grandstand opened, in 1987. The grass track had race distances of 520 and 720 metres. A crowd estimated at around 7,000 people attended the night. The first race winner (over 520 metres) was War, from box one; the first 720 metres winner was Tiara Rapid; the last race (720 metres) was won by Aunt Becky; the fastest time of the night over 520 metres was 30.20, run by Tiger Flyer; the fastest over 720 metres was 42.13 by former Victorian stayer Sonic Wave, who won a heat of the Sydney Cup. Darinelli Star became the first to fall in a race, the Free For All, won by Flash Jass.

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Coorparoo Flyer became the first Queensland sprinter to take out the National Sprint Championship when he scored in the 1975 event, run over 530 metres at Wentworth Park. Trained by Paul Cauchi, Coorparoo Flyer defeated NSW hope Solid Bond by a head with South Australian Cape Soon third. The winner picked up $8,000 for first.

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Champion bitch Flying Amy defeated Dynamic Driver by eight lengths to take out the 1995 Brisbane Cup (520 metres, Albion Park) in a new race record time of 29.89. Flying Amy earned $50,000 for the win.

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Tasmanian star Busy Vintage won the 1984 National Sprint Championship, run over 457 metres at Harold Park. The David Crosswell-trained sprinter defeated Victorian Eaglehawk Star by three lengths with West Australian Blue Echo third. Blue Echo had won his previous 14 starts on end and was attempting to emulate the effort of South Australian speedster Kate’s A Scandal who won the 1981 National Sprint Championship to record her 15th successive win, then an Australian record.

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Track specialist Temlee scored a six lengths victory in the 1974 National Sprint Championship, run over 511 metres at Olympic Park. Exiting box four, Temlee defeated South Australian champion Bristol Sue with NSW representative Thunder’s Pride third.

NSW sprinter Bob’s One took out the 1999 Brisbane Cup by almost six lengths from Queensland stars Faithful Hawk and Questions in a fast 30.02.

Johnson Not Declaring Senor Slamma A “Good Thing” In Hobart St Leger

Despite the fact that smart chaser Senor Slamma has won four races in succession, Leith trainer Gary Johnson is not overly confident that the greyhound can extend the winning streak in the $7,150 M A Morgan St Leger (461 metres), to be conducted at the HGRC meeting in Hobart on Thursday night.

“He is strictly a hit and miss greyhound and therefore has to be taken on trust,” he explained.

“If he flies the lids and leads he will take plenty of catching. But the game is over if he misses the kick because he just doesn’t like other greyhounds around him.”

Owner by Gary’s wife Robyn, the son of El Grand Senor was now won 13 races while accumulating a purse of almost $20,000 and can claim a pb of 25.88 on the Hobart circuit, which is considerably faster than his St Leger rivals and an indication of what he is capable of while high-balling in the premier position.

“I rate Gary Fahey’s greyhound Bruny Venture and Russell Watt’s Boston Heart as huge winning chances in the event, but in saying that it’s a classy field and virtually every runner has a chance,” Johnson concluded.

Meanwhile Kinloch Brae bitch Ireland’s Force will also be shooting for five wins on the trot when she contests the $7,150 Big Moose Laurels (461 metres), which will also be decided on Thursday night’s 11 event HGRC card.

An occupant of Russell Watt’s Moorleah kennel, she has impressed greatly in recent weeks, but will meet stiff opposition in the feature. The Laurels has also attracted a star-studded field, including the likes of the Ted Medhurst prepared Velocette bitch Lillycette.

Another bitch to have excelled this week in Tasmania is the topliner She’s All Class, who gave her rivals a galloping lesson in The Advocate Grade 3 (452 metres) conducted at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting at the Devonport Raceway.

She was well supported in wagering on the event at a $1.80 quote and did not let her supporters down by flying the lids from the pink box to take up the running, before eventually scoring by three lengths in the time of 25.39.

Owned and prepared at Bishopsbourne by astute mentor David Crosswell, the daughter of Dyna Lachlan has now won 20 of 34 lifetime outings and accumulated a purse of almost $40,000, despite having had her career curtailed by serious injury and having a litter of pups.

Her elated owner-trainer declared her “a machine” after she won on Tuesday, which was only her second run back from the enforced spell.

“She had her toe off early in her career and then a sesamoid injury. Those things only ever happen to the good ones,” he declared.

Crosswell will map out a programme for She’s All Class, which may very well include tilts at the Devonport Cup and possibly the Hobart Thousand and is confidently predicting that one day she will make a great brood bitch.

“She will throw a champion one day, but she isn’t ready to retire yet. She’ll let me know when she is,” he said.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 24th 2014

With two best bets and a best roughie at Angle Park today, it’s time to load up at Centrebet with $200 in free bets.

Race No. 3Macro Meats Grade 5 Series H Pr2…12:57 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SOLAR STORM835631.08Wendy Matcott
2OMAR BALE567529.97Wendy Matcott
4ALLEN PARAGON455330.76Wendy Matcott
6PANIC KING788530.19Donald Turner
7KRAKOW MCLAREN511129.92Donald Foster
8PUNISHMENT311429.84Carole Scott

This race looks to be a genuine race in two between Krakow Mclaren and Punishment. From the pink draw I’m going to give Punishment the edge. He is normally a reliable beginner and he is armed with a ridiculous turn of foot soon after box rise. With three wins from nine tries here and a brilliant 29.84 PB, he is going to take a power of beating. Krakow Mclaren is airborne at present and she really caught the eye with a slick 29.92 win here last Thursday. She should match motors with Punishment for a long way but I think Punishment will edge away up the home straight. Allen Paragon and Solar Storm should fight for the minor money, Allen Paragon was handily placed here behind Yambla Mick last time and the smaller field will suit.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Punishment

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Only At The Dogs Grade 5 Series …1:12 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LEKTRA RIPPER344130.10Wendy Matcott
2DYNA OLSEN178730.98Wendy Matcott
3OUT TO WIN178130.24Donald Turner
5DR. DANNY735430.55Donald Turner
6GO MESSI1561NBTSharyn Gray
7UNAVOIDABLE5674NBTRoss Burns
8LITTLE ELSIEX31530.32Steven Brook

Out To Win returned to form with a commanding 22.36 win here over 388m and he should be able to repeat the effort over the 515m journey. There isn’t a whole lot of early speed drawn around him so he should be able to drive to the early lead and from there on he should prove far too zippy for his rivals. Lektra Ripper is the run on dog on the event and with an ounce of luck early he will prove very hard to hold out. He recently powered to the line when scoring at Gawler in 30.92. Dr. Danny and Dyna Olsen should battle it out for third spot, both should settle just off the pace and they won’t be too far away at the end.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Out To Win

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

Trifecta: 3/1,2,5/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

Best Roughie:
Race 7: Infinite Power

Gondwana Land Reveals Its History

The story by my colleague Molly Haines about WA resorting to six-dog fields for Free-For-All races should tell the industry what is under the rock when you pick it up. So, what do we find? And what are the likely implications?

Few would know that WA has a rule that ensures a race must have no fewer than seven starters. Quite a lot of races in the east have smaller fields than that to start with, and hundreds more when scratchings are included. As another example, this column has more than once proposed that all bend-start races should be limited to six runners to lessen the effect of unpredictable interference. The worst of those are in the 600m category where, ironically, WA is planning to build exactly that at its “new” multi-million dollar Cannington track.

England would be laughing as it has only six boxes anyway, and therefore offers low-interference running – the evidence is there for the taking.

But this is just what’s on the surface. You have to dig further.

Consider the industry climate. For over a decade now greyhound breeding numbers have been flat or in decline. The number of races has been on the increase as state authorities strive to fill (supposed) gaps in the TAB calendar, always with inferior dogs because that’s all that are left. Overcrowded programs have led to a fall in wagering turnover per race, even for major events and at the bigger city tracks. Those volumes are being split amongst more and more operators and the traditional TABs are losing market share. Gross turnover has been creeping up but only because of extra races or better tax deals with governments, not because of internally generated growth. Products are more attuned to mug gamblers who are rising as a proportion of the total.

That’s a pretty messy package.

WA’s conundrum is that it has been one of the main offenders. Between 2003 and 2013 it increased the number of races by 32.2% while the number of starters went up by 28.3%. Most of that change was due to programming more races per meeting. 12-race cards are normal while the odd 13- or 14-race meeting also pops up. In practice, it is demanding more dogs to fill its own races.

Of course, WA has always relied on the flow of decent dogs from the eastern states to replenish its ranks. These are usually well-performed dogs which may have outlived their competitiveness at home and where owners see the potential for better returns in the west. Since WA now finds that flow is fading it has recently decided to attract more newcomers by giving them an easier transition into the local grading system.

But that eastern supply is equally affected by the demand at home – a symptom that comes out in the wash when we find that 20% to 25% of all races are starting with short fields. Simultaneously, there has also been a significant rise in the proportion of short races, many down to the 300m category, which are invariably filled by dogs of dubious quality.

The upshot now is that WA is wondering how it can maintain turnover levels when it reduces the number of runners per race. The short answer is that it can’t, because punters are geared to chasing high-return exotic dividends and invariably steer away from short fields.

On the other hand, trying to squeeze more Win betting out of existing races is difficult for two reasons. First, overcrowded programs offer smaller pools and also leave no time for punters to re-set their objectives to the next race and, second, because the code has steadily built up an over-betting habit caused by sheep-like following of favourites and tipsters’ selections. Value is hard to find. TABs have accelerated those trends by promoting dumb bets such as Mysteries, boxed Trifectas, Big 6 and the like. In all those cases you will lose in the long run and very often in the short term due to the resultant distortion in odds and therefore in dividends. The TAB takeout is much higher in those areas, too. All of which reduces the ability of customers to keep turning over their money.

A solution for WA, or any other state, must lie in making better use of what they have – ie promoting greyhound punting to more and wealthier people. However, to do that requires not only better marketing but also creating more attractive products and better tracks.

So far, there is not the slightest indication that any authority wants to go down that road. Quite the reverse, in fact. WA is trying to patch up a 1960s Holden when parts are scarce and people are not even buying new ones. Queensland is in a similar bind but is not trying to do anything about it. NSW admits it has long term financial hassles but still has difficulty in grasping the nettle. Other states either don’t know the problem is there or are hoping it will go away.

Nevertheless, a problem is also an opportunity, not just for WA but for the whole country. It just needs a national racing authority and a national betting pool to exploit it.

PICTURES WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

In a revolutionary move, Channel Seven is mooted to shortly do a deal to bring TVN pictures inside its own camp and show live gallops races routinely on its free-to-air network. It already does so for some prime Saturday meetings.

Remember that TVN was created by the leading thoroughbred raceclubs in NSW and Victoria because they were dissatisfied with the depth of coverage provided by SKY. SKY’s two or three-channel operation is wedded to Tabcorp’s already overcrowded calendar (see above item) and therefore allows little time to chat about pre-race or post-race matters.

Probably the key point here is that the change is media-driven, not something that racing bosses thought up. Indeed, TVN has been something of a financial embarrassment. It is further evidence that the racing establishment is unable to come up with decent ideas about advancing the industry. There are plenty of moans, groans and waffle but little attention paid to modern business practices.

My personal evidence would be that as someone with only a passing interest in the gallops I am always an interested follower of the existing Seven coverage of horse racing. Being in my dotage (as are more and more of us), I no longer play football or cricket so Saturday afternoons are usually available for anything interesting. So I now watch the gallops. It even encourages me to make the odd bet.

Surely this is an area where greyhounds could better take the sport to the public. Costs are not small, but it could be worth a try.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 23rd 2014

Quality night of racing at Warragul tonight. Sportingbet is offering ARG readers a massive $700 in free bets. Increase the bet bank and get on tonight’s best bets.

Race No. 3Tooradin Trial Track7:27 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 400 metres at Warragul Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1OUSTI [5]42557NBTI Dann (Whitelaw)
2NIMROD [5]2141823.01(7)S Nagy (Traralgon)
3RIPPLEBROOK AL [5]2637423.10(2)D Hill (Traralgon)
4OPUS BALE (NSW)[5]2118223.22(3)S Collins (Lara)
5MISS SO GOOD [5]84211NBTS Wilson (Carrum Downs)
6DAGGY’S GIFT [5]48378NBTP Burns (Koo Wee Rup)
7BURST A MOVE [5]3372723.17(2)D Pattinson (Pearcedale)
8RULLA RONALDO (TAS)[5]4122223.09(3)T Burns (Koo Wee Rup)
9ANNABELLA GIRL [5]Res.8735823.20(5)W Dawes (Moe South)
10BROOKLYN’S ACE [5]Res.78788NBTJ Sultana (Newborough)

Opus Bale was a tad unlucky when narrowly beaten at Ballarat last time and in this class he should be able to go one better. With a wide runner on his outer and a slow beginner drawn underneath he should get a clear run in the first 50m and that should allow him to drive to the early lead. He did post a slick 22.68 Geelong win three runs back so he can run time on the bunny. Burst A Move is an improving type and she has won here previously in a solid 23.17. She musters pace quickly in her races and she should be able to settle in a prominent position. Nimrod is hit or miss early but when he hits he is highly talented, two starts ago he beat a more than handy field when scoring at Sale in 25.28

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Opus Bale

Trifecta: 4/2,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 4 to rove with 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,7/2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Big Dog Products8:50 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 680 metres at Warragul Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BEKIM GODDESS [5]21564FSTDT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
2MCAVANEY [5]66768FSTDS Lithgow (Devon Meadows)
3PIFFIN’ YONNIES (NSW)[5]65641FSTDE Vigor (Anakie)
4TYRA GISELLE (NSW)[5]64434FSTDT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
6LLEWY’S LAD [5]37267FSHM Fearnley (Yinnar)
7CLUMSY TANK [5]62676NBTM Lithgow (Devon Meadows)
8VALERIA BALE (NSW)[5]62164FSTDR Camilleri (Lara)

Llewy’s Lad is much better than his recent form suggests and he should be suited by the rise in distance. He is normally a reliable beginner and with an empty draw underneath he should get every chance to roll to the early lead and dominate out in front. Tyra Giselle looks the obvious danger, she posted a solid 725m Meadows placing two runs back and she should settle on the speed. Valeria Bale can be hard to follow at times but she must be respected based on her strong 38.40 Bendigo win three runs back.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Llewy’s Lad

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

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

Trifecta: 6/3,4,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Best Roughie:
Race 5: Symmetry Lad

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 22nd 2014

It’s Brownlow Medal night and Brad has picked out a couple of runners at Angle Park. Open an account at Sportingbet for a $700 exclusive free bet.

Race No. 1Only At The Dogs Mixed Stake Ctb…6:36 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $885 2nd: $260 3rd: $130.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FIRE TYSON428529.58Tony Lagana
2WREX BALE223130.08Wendy Matcott
3BOGAN CENTRAL648229.97Karen Bearpark
4DISCO DAVE345430.17Kim Johnstone
5EYE SMITH655230.71Jeffrey Guy
6DANYO’S LUKE344329.92Colin Swain
7LOLLY BALE775829.67Lisa Rasmussen
8ALLEN CYDAN187230.57Wendy Matcott

Fire Tyson hasn’t raced with a lot of luck in recent times but he appears drawn to get all the breaks tonight. Tonight he has a very slow beginner drawn on his outside and that should allow him to drive through and hold the early lead and it’s hard to see him being run down when he is running sub 29.8 on the bunny. Wrex Bale has been racing well in recent weeks and he should run home into the quinella spot, he likes to use a bit of the track but he is likely to get back early so he should be able to get out into the open. Danyo’s Luke has a smart 29.92 PB here and he is more than capable of matching it with the best when he pings the lids.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fire Tyson

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Grsa.com.au Mixed Stake Ctb Divi…8:36 PM
3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,370 Prizemoney.
1st: $950 2nd: $280 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN321730.02Kim Johnstone
2WHERE’S DORA766830.14Robin Harnas
3BRENT BALE885230.66Wendy Matcott
4GILBERT ALLEN524130.00Lisa Rasmussen
6SHAYNE BALE415130.47Lisa Rasmussen
7SENNI TONY561729.91Colin Swain
8PRINCESS TEE764329.87Oswald Chegia

Princess Tee is another who hasn’t had a lot of luck recently and she looks poised to return to the winners list. Lately she has been racing from unsuitable inside draws and from the pink tonight she should be able to regain some confidence. Senni Tony looks the obvious danger, he was a smart winner here two runs back and he appears to be back to his best. Pepper Kahn has the speed to lead and she should give a great sight out in front, whilst Gilbert Allen rounds out the winning hopes, he is hit or miss early but he is very smart when he gets out on the lure.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Princess Tee

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

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

Trifecta: 8/1,4,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Best Roughie:
Race 8: Osbourne Bale

Six Dog FFA’s Approved In WA

The successful push for a six-dog field in Free For All (FFA) races around WA tracks was put into place on Saturday night at Cannington in the heats of the WA bred championship.

After numerous complaints to the grading department about FFA’s not being able to fill a minimum seven-dog field, the change was made to allow six dogs to decrease the chance of not being able to run a FFA.

“Dogs are taking longer to get though the grades and there is obviously less dogs above grade five level. It was seen as an ongoing problem and the worst thing you could have is the best dog staying home.” Industry representative on the grading panel Dean Starkie explained.

John Crossley’s On Coin was one of the chasers who stayed in the kennels because only six greyhounds were nominated for the FFA at Cannington on a Saturday night.

“He missed out on one FFA, I had the stewards phone to say there weren’t enough numbers so I asked why there can be six dogs racing over 642 but not in a FFA. He would have missed out on another two FFA’s but he was out injured.” Trainer John Crossley stated.

“It happened at Northam a couple of times prior to getting the extra grade five races. Grade four dogs couldn’t go in a FFA and before that there where three or four times the best 300 metre dogs stayed home.” Starkie explained.

The constant evolution of the greyhound industry, not only in WA but Australia wide, means that regulations should be constantly looked at as time and situations change.

With suggestions by trainers to drop the number to as low as five dogs in a FFA, the industry had to look into how betting turnover would be affected.

“Every time you drop numbers the betting turn over goes down. So you need to find a balance where you are putting rules in place and the best dogs go around without compromising the betting turnover.”

“It’s all about our dog population being small in comparison to Melbourne. A lot of interstate greyhounds when they came over were out-graded. Hopefully the grading changes should lead to more city dogs being here and give the industry a bigger pool to buy from.”

Starkie also believes that the previous uncertainty surrounding the new Cannington track took its toll on WA greyhound numbers. With the confirmation of the new track he hopes the industry continues to breed as well as purchase greyhounds from outside the state.

“It’s going to take a little while for things to pick up but at the moment we want the best dogs going around every week.”

Drawing On History Is A Big Risk

The Daily Form Service (DFS), which provides all the wall sheets seen in NSW TAB outlets, has a considerable history. It’s run by some people who have long been very cluey about the gallopers and so when Tabcorp thought about improving service to dog punters it turned to DFS and asked them to build some greyhound formguides up from nothing. Some odd practices emerged, not least that DFS decided to use its own codes for each track, which is really annoying.

Another outcome is that DFS, in evaluating the runners, uses one measure which is apparently useful for horses – Best in Last 12 Months. Personally, I believe it is a hopeless guide for dogs as their circumstances can change from one period to another. Illness, injuries, environments, keenness, etc can easily intervene.

But, back to the score at the Test, if DFS had been rating The Meadows last Saturday, they would certainly have given Dyna Willow a few extra points because of its old form. And, amazingly, they would have been right to do so this time, because the bitch swamped the opposition from the home turn to win in a smart 42.58 in its 715m heat of the Topcat Video Cup. But I think that would have been pure luck. The next 99 times out of hundred they are likely to miss out.

Dyna Willow did have some good runs in its history – ie from last April back – but its current form has been terrible. It has done nothing in its last nine runs and in its last five runs it finished 8, 7, 6, 5, 8. It started this race at $13.60 and the Watchdog rated it at $10.00, both of which were way under the true odds. Some of Saturday’s field was ordinary but there were four other runners which had lots better form.

In the event, favourite Sweet It Is messed around as usual, got blocked a couple of times and then flashed home for a one length second. All very normal for it, and in its customary time bracket.

Anyway, while Dyna Willow’s massive form reversal may have attracted groans from favourite backers, there was not a word from the stewards. Not even a polite question. It is really hard to understand their purpose in life if they are not going to assess huge form changes of this order.

The other heat was just as strange. Not because of the way it was run but the time of 43.06 was pedestrian, to say the least, even though it contained two of the better distance dogs in the country – Xylia Allen and Zipping Maggie – and they were both untouched during the race. It was run fair and square, although Zipping Maggie did have to battle across from box 8 (never easy at The Meadows) and race outside Xylia Allen all the way.

Further, the 3rd dog, Bailey Rose, franked the time because after a good jump it ran just what it normally does, even though it finished less than a length behind the two first dogs.

Making comparisons, Xylia Allen’s time was its worst ever over the long trip and, relatively, its worst since last year and the times it recorded after mucking up the starts over the 500s. Zipping Maggie’s winning time was ten lengths slower than its recent runs.

My comment now might be boring to some but it is clear as a bell – both bitches were backing up seven days after tough runs over the distance at Wentworth Park and were not at their top. Mind you, most of the other runners in the two heats were in the same boat. The perennial problem is that there is usually no way of determining which dogs will handle the back-up and which won’t.

On top of that, they are all going to go round again in another seven days in the final. I suggest using the dartboard approach for that. Race programmers are doing punters no favours when they do this.

While on the subject of tipsters, it would be great if someone could do something about the stuff Skyform puts up on the screens. We all have our own preferences but these guys are on another planet. For example, I have seen an odds-on favourite (correctly rated) completely left out of their First Four selections. I wrote to them once on the ground that they were doing a disservice to the industry (even though it helped my prices at times) and they should review their entire system. Their response, some five months later, was that they were doing fine thanks, because they picked 30% of all winners. Yet, in greyhound racing, the tea lady can do that just by selecting shorties.

Anyway, the more important thing is not just picking a winner, but getting the right price for it. Just last Saturday, five favourites started at odds-on at Wentworth Park and The Meadows. Two won and three lost so an even bet on each would have cost you 26% of your bank.

WHAT THEY SAY

Attending to some correspondence, I got a note from a Mr Todman the other day. However, like his namesake, he may be just a sprinter. He made some good points but then finished with this: “Pointing out the bleeding obvious about stayers not backing up week to week is not an edifying story we should all know this”.

Well, maybe we “should” but clearly many of us don’t. Indeed, that’s the whole reason for myself and others writing this stuff.

My reference had been to doubts about Xylia Allen winning the Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park because she was backing up just seven days after a searching run in her heat – something she does not do well. I also advised investors not to take odds-on. In practice, she started at $1.80 and never looked like beating Zipping Maggie. Anyone accepting my view would have done well, but those who didn’t threw away something like $50,000 on Win totes around the country and heaven knows how much elsewhere.

We won’t get it right all the time but we do try.

As an aside, can I suggest to keen gamblers that any time you take odds-on 10 times in a row you will end up losing money. Now I do know one guy who is brilliant at picking winners out of races like that. He does not mind the short odds but he really knows his dogs, he does not back them from bad boxes and he might bet only once in a meeting, maybe twice at the most. But he is one in a thousand. As they say, “don’t try this at home”.

Allen Deed Sets The Standard In Group Two Bob Payne Sprint Heats

Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly is no stranger to success at Wentworth Park and is on track to secure another Group win with Allen Deed, who recorded a blistering time of 29.43 in heat one.

Starting as the $2.90 favourite with punters, the son of Jarvis Bale and Greta Bale began moderately from box eight, before mustering brilliant pace down the back straight to sit behind early leader Yogi Blue. He then showed sensational acceleration at the top of the home turn, saluting by nine and a quarter lengths over Yogi Blue. Even more pleasing for Dailly, was a scorching run home time of 11.51, placing him in good stead for next week’s final. Allen Deed notched up his seventeenth career win last night from just thirty eight starts and already has an impressive prizemoney total of $111,510.

A depleted second heat saw both reserve runners gain a start, with new Bulli track record holder Silent Effective all the rage at $2.00. Andrea Dailly’s Ollie Bale also received plenty of support from punters at $3.30 and began quickly from box two along with inside runner Fred Sealey. Second reserve Asia’s Babe mustered good pace from box four and headed into the back straight in second position. The Marie Burton trained chaser took the lead over Fred Sealey heading for home and raced away to score by three lengths over first reserve runner Hayden Hair. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Kenso Rain recorded her tenth career win last night and clocked a smart time of 29.88.

Last week’s Group One Dapto Megastar runner up Ritza Hattie stepped out in heat three and was made the $4.80 equal favourite along with inside runner Give You Credit and Rue De Kahn in a wide open affair. Ritza Hattie began beautifully from box six and quickly took the lead at the first turn over Rue De Kahn, who was making good ground along the rail. Coming to the home turn, Rue De Kahn desperately tried to make a late lunge at the two-time Group winner and missed by a head, with Ritza Hattie victorious in a time of 29.75. Trainer Mark Gatt will be looking to notch up his third Group win with the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Midnight Flare, who recorded her fifteenth win last night, taking her prizemoney total to an impressive $171,460.

The fourth and final heat included last week’s Group One Dapto Megastar winner Tommy Brislane exiting from box three. He started at $2.70 with punters over Victoria runner Crackerjack Dak at $3.80. The Steve White trained chaser began brilliantly as expected and led all the way in a flying time of 29.64. The son of Premier Fantasy and Mary Virginia recorded his eleventh win from just fifteen starts and continues to uphold his reputation as one of the best sprinters in the state. Tommy Brislane will be looking to add the $40,000 in prizemoney on offer next week to his prizemoney total of $122,340. Evil Punk ran a brilliant race to finish second and has only been unplaced once out of his past seven starts. The James Coyle trained chaser reduced the winning margin to two and three quarter lengths and will be a formidable force if he gets some room to move in the final.

Group Two Bob Payne Spring Sprint Final – $40,000 to the winner:

1 – Asia’s Babe – Marie Burton
2 – Rue De Kahn – Dean Swain
3 – Evil Punk – James Coyle
4 – Allen Deed – Andrea Dailly
5 – Yogi Blue – Peter O’Reilly
6 – Tommy Brislane – Steve White
7 – Hayden Hair – Peter Quinton
8 – Ritza Hattie – Mark Gatt

Reserves:

9 – Crackerjack Dak – Andrea Dailly
10 – Maximum Lil – Andrea Dailly

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 21st 2014

Quality fields today at Sandown. Open an account at Centrebet for $200 in free bets and frequent greyhound based promotions.

Best Bet:
Race 4: Pappa Galo
Race 10: Glock

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,6 – Leg 2: 1,2,3,4,6 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,5,6 – Leg 4: 7 – $75 for 100%

 

Race No. 8Dandenong Cricket Club4:11 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown (sap) Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1THUNDERLIPS (QLD)[4]1126129.82(8)K Height (Toora)
2JOEY VALDEZ [5]12132FSHB Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
3SNAPPER’S MATE [5]53275NBTR Fisher (Lara)
4HIGHBURY (NSW)[5]18235FSHR Britton (Lara)
5TOP INNINGS (TAS)[5]14635FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
6MISS SOCIETY [5]17286FSHJ Imlach (Pearcedale)
7BECKENBAUER (SA)[5]28123FSHD Pattinson (Pearcedale)
8CLAY BIRD (SA)[4]4281429.90(4)M Chilcott (Heathcote)
9TRANSAM SALLY [5]Res.74F56NBTY Byron (Noble Park)

Beckenbauer has returned to racing in fine style and he really caught the eye when placed here last week behind the classy Lamia Bale. He is armed with a tremendous turn of foot and if he can step away on terms he should have more than enough pace to cross and lead. Thunderlips led all the way here last week in 29.82 and from the red he appears to be the danger, he should settle on the speed with Beckenbauer but he might get a little tired in the last 30m. Joey Valdez has a heap of talent but he can make mistakes in his races, if he gets a few breaks early he should be a major player. Miss Society rounds out the chances, she drops in class and distance and she may be worth a bet if she goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Beckenbauer

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Berwick Mazda Ht34:29 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown (sap) Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOTAL SILENCE (NSW)[5]76565NBTD Pattinson (Pearcedale)
2DYNA TREASON (NSW)[5]24655FSTDJ Hunt (Avalon)
3CAMBRIDGE PRINCE [5]53533NBTA Langton (Anakie)
4DR. DES [5]48421FSTDW Mcmahon (Darriman)
5POLKADOT FLYER [5]46635FSHC Watson (Eden Park)
6ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]55328FSHT Noy (New Gisborne)
7NUREYEV (NSW)[5]46752NBTR Britton (Lara)
8DAINTREE DYNASTY [5]55756FSTDG Joske (Jeeralang Junction)
9MAVERICK BOMBER [5]Res.87617NBTM Cartechini (Hallam)

Cambridge Prince has been racing consistently without winning of late and his latest two efforts here have been great. Today he drops considerably in class and with some luck early on he should prove too strong. He is likely to go around at the $7 mark and that is a great each way price. Dr. Des has the class edge and he is likely to lead for a long way, I have my doubts about him running a strong 595m but this is a fairly weak race and he may just steal the prize. Nureyev rounds out the chances, he was smartly placed here last week and he should be storming home in the final stages.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Bet on Cambridge Prince

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 3,4,7/1,3,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

Big Names Go Down In Top Cat Video Cup Heats

While all the big names advanced to next Saturday night’s Group Three Top Cat Video Cup final, the heats certainly threw up a couple of surprises at The Meadows on Saturday night.

Accomplished half-miler Dyna Willow ($13.20) provided the biggest shock when she rekindled some of her best form with the fastest win of the two qualifiers.

The daughter of Collision and Horizon Bale (Stately Bird – Vodeena Bale) stopped the clock at 42.58 and managed to stave off the fast finishing Sweet It Is en route to her first win since April.

The 29kg red brindle bitch left box six moderately and bided her time midfield before slipping up the rails on the home turn to hit the front and prevail by a length. Sweet It Is, Zipping Rory and Shot To Bits filled the next three placings in that order and all qualify for next week’s final.

Earlier, promising bitch Zipping Maggie lowered the colours of Xylia Allen for the second consecutive week when she registered her sixth straight victory.

After jumping from box eight, the daughter of Turanza Bale and Natalie Rass (Malfoy – Al Fresco) stormed home to claim Xylia Allen (4) right on the line just in front of Bailey Rose (3). Zell Bale finished fourth to also advance to the final.

Zipping Maggie registered the time of 43.05 and showed her share of tenacity to dig deep and overhaul the early leaders. That is particularly impressive given the contrast to her Group Three Chairman’s Cup win a week earlier where she was able to lead for most of the race.

The quality of greyhounds that qualified for the $25,000 to-the-winner event should ensure that we have a mouth watering final next Saturday night.

Qualifiers for the Group Three Top Cat Video Cup (In no particular order);

Zipping Maggie (Peter Daprain)
Xylia Allen (Jenny Hunt)
Bailey Rose (Eddie Lieshout)
Zell Bale (Steve Collins)
Dyna Willow (Steve Collins)
Sweet It Is (Darren McDonald)
Zipping Rory (Bethany Daprain)
Shot To Bits (Paul Ryder)

Reserves

Paris Sparks (Dennis Pulis)
Can Can Hurrican (Patrick Bouchier)

Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview Sept 20th 2014

Quality fields and plenty of quality free bet offers. Open an account via ARG and take advantage of the different promotions.

Best Bet:
Race 1: Dusty Moonshine
Race 3: Zipping Weston

Best Roughie:
Race 9: Another Call

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 6,7,8 – Leg 2: 8 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,6,7 – Leg 4: 3,5 – $30 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Bohemia Crystal Stakes7:28 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $8,550 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,000 2nd: $1,700 3rd: $850.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS FICTION656342.55Ivan Hanna
2JOANE321242.64Christine Proctor
3MY ASUNCION184742.28Adele Powell
4AVONDALE MAURICK237442.34Ronald Bell
6DUSTY MOONSHINE146141.90Denice Warren
7HOUGENIE345342.81Peter Ruetschi
8REVERBERATE3132NBTPeter Sims

Dusty Moonshine is an exciting staying prospect and in all three of her wins over this journey she has broken the 42 second barrier. With an empty draw underneath she should get a clear run in the initial stages and assume control as they pass the post the first time.

Hougenie is a classy QLD stayer and she turned in a top performance when placed at Albion Park over 600m last time. Last time she raced here she got a little tired in the run home, I would expect her to improve on a lot on that run. Reverberate comes here with strong WA form and she has a great record from wide draws. If she avoids early bother and handles the track at her first look she should be a major player.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/4,7,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 2Garners 2nd Time Lucky Stks7:47 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RECRUITMENT134230.07Shaun Evans
2COOLABAH JET232329.93Jodie Lord
3EAST COAST LOW684730.17Ivan Hanna
4REMOTE CONTROL512229.97Anthony Azzopardi
5CAWBOURNE POWER324429.78Jodie Lord
6MISS ALL CLASS372230.10Ronald Field
7USAINE324230.05Margaret Bannerman
8KOOL MAC211830.35Anthony Duggan
9CYCLONE SIMONE514330.05Majella Ferguson
10HE’S A KNIGHT642230.38Geoffrey Sattler

Remote Control has a great record here and with two strong placings here in his past two runs he should be able to go one better. He can miss the kick at times but he does have a tremendous turn of foot when he hits the ground, with slow beginners on either side he should get every chance to drive through early.

Recruitment has the good draw and a heap of ability, however he was very disappointing at Dapto last time and I think he is a lay at the short odds tonight. Cawbourne Power doesn’t win here very often but he is more than capable when on song, if he happens to settle near the lead he will prove extremely hard to hold out. Coolabah Jet rounds out the winning hopes, she has been placed in five of her past six over this journey and she is armed with smart early speed.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Remote Control and Cawbourne Power

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Sammy Noodle Cup8:10 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING WESTON334429.62Anthony Azzopardi
2WINGIN’ PRAYER436430.47Ronald Bell
3HOLLIE ANNE171630.80Philip Goodsell
4SORRENTO MOON455530.12Ronald Bell
5HILDA’S BOY361130.18Mario Abela
6WELL FOUND434730.64Ashley Dwyer
7KURMOND GODDESS732330.19Christine Proctor
8SHILLING FLEX122830.48Sean Bannerman
9GLOWING OPAL337630.33Wendy Brown
10RHINO COLLISION611829.89David Duncan

Zipping Weston is going to start a short priced favourite but he is graded and drawn to win. He has been luckless in his most recent efforts and from the red draw he should begin a lot better and I can see him leading from go to whoa. He has a dazzling 29.62 PB over this trip and the next best runner in this event probably can’t get within eight lengths of that type of run.

Shilling Flex looks well placed in the pink and if she can reproduce his 30.55 Canberra performance she should fill the quinella spot. She is normally a very reliable beginner and she should put pressure on the favourite for the first 300 or so meters. Kurmond Goddess has been placed in three of her five runs here and she should be in the minor money again. Hilda’s Boy is the interesting runner, he has scored some brilliant provincial wins in his career but he has struggled when he comes to town.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/5,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 1/5,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 5,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 4Wentworthpark.com.au 2-5 Wins On…8:27 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $11,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $8,000 2nd: $2,000 3rd: $1,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY TOP158129.90Dennis Barnes
2ARE JIP142129.48Kristy Sultana
3FANTASTIC SID111229.79Jason Fletcher
4ELLA HAS CLASS131230.00Dean Swain
5SHADY RHINO714230.23David Duncan
6TAUTOLOGY271229.68Steven White
7BIG TEE SAL718130.08Robert Barnden
8FLAMING FRENZY246129.67Justin King
9KISS THE HAWK113330.07Christine Proctor
10KURMOND GODDESS732330.19Christine Proctor

Flaming Frenzy was back to her brilliant best with a sizzling 29.79 win here last week and from the good draw she should go back to back. After a clean getaway she mustered pace quickly and posted a 5.43 to the first mark, that type of effort should see her get across and lead at the first turn. This is a pretty strong race but after three runs from a spell she should be at peak fitness now.

Tautology set the track alight here two starts back with a 29.68 win and he should be thereabouts again. He can be hit or miss at box rise but if he gets away on terms he will be right in contention. Are Jip has the class edge and is easily the most talented runner, my only concern is that he likes to get wide and he will need a few things to go his way in the first 50m from box two. Fantastic Sid is an exciting prospect and he rounds out the winning hopes. He has won two of three here and he is armed with smart early speed.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Flaming Frenzy and Tautology

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

Trifecta: 3,6,8/1,3,6,8/1,2,3,6,8 ($27 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Bob Payne Spring Sprint H8:50 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LUCY LIPS215229.99Susan Smith
2ZAMBORA MAGIC313729.49Frank Hurst
3APOLLO REIGN121129.81Michael Cope
4HELLO GOOD BYE3348NBTCharlie Gatt
5YOGI BLUE416130.03Peter O’reilly
6CAWBOURNE WHIP511229.38Jodie Lord
7SHOULDERS121829.36Anthony Azzopardi
8ALLEN DEED5121NBTAndrea Dailly
9ALL TOO FANCY111529.81Dennis Barnes
10KURMOND GODDESS732330.19Christine Proctor

Allen Deed is racing in blistering form and he is drawn to be a major player. Last start he powered to the line after finding early bother to post a top 30.03 Meadows win and at the moment he would chase through a brick wall, he is going to need a little luck as they head into the first bend but if he gets it, keep your eye on the clock.

Cawbourne Whip has a breathtaking 29.38 PB here and she has recently been scorching the sand at Canberra, she normally gets away quickly and she should be a major player throughout. Shoulders is another chaser in rare form but he looks poorly drawn in the seven, he will need to ping the lids to have any chance.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Deed

Trifecta: 8/5,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 8 to rove with 5,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Bob Payne Spring Sprint H9:15 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FRED SEALEY5135NBTAmy O’reilly
2OLLIE BALE251529.83Andrea Dailly
3STILTON BLUE466229.82Philip Goodsell
4KICKING ROCKS322430.01Ryan Tredway
5KISS THE HAWK113330.07Christine Proctor
6LANI BANARNI118829.72Charlie Gatt
7PRINCE TANGA265229.93Maureen Sharman
8SILENT EFFECTIVE411129.54Darren Sultana
9HAYDEN HAIR322830.25Peter Quinton
10ASIA’S BABE612429.80Marie Burton

Silent Effective is an absolute freak and with a clear passage in the first 50m he should put a space in them. Two starts ago he came from near last to score and he still managed to post a breathtaking 29.60, from the wide draw I can see him settling in the top three early and it will be interesting to see what time he records.

Stilton Blue should set the pace and he is likely to give a great sight, he was a tad disappointing when run down at Dapto last time but I would expect him to improve on that run. Ollie Bale could cause an upset, he beat the in form Allen Deed at The Meadows two runs back in 29.89 and he can ping the lids at times. Lani Banarni can be hard to follow but she has won five of seven here and she can run time on the bunny.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Bob Payne Spring Sprint H9:35 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GIVE YOU CREDIT414229.94Peter Ruetschi
2RUE DE KAHN321529.64Dean Swain
3BESSY BOO354129.71Christine Proctor
4SOARING EAGLE756529.89Marie Burton
5COSMIC ANGEL331629.99Anthony Azzopardi
6RITZA HATTIE126229.47Mark Gatt
7QUEEN ESTHER413529.64Noelene Holloway
8MAXIMUM LIL3811NBTAndrea Dailly
9TAKE IT ALL314429.75Doreen Drynan
10RECRUITMENT134230.07Shaun Evans

Ritza Hattie turned in a massive performance at Dapto last time when narrowly beaten by Tommy Brislane and with a clean getaway tonight she should return to the winners list. She has won here previously in a ridiculous 29.47 and she should be able to match motors with Queen Esther in the first 60 or so meters.

Give Your Credit has the good draw and he might be able to punch through and lead, he did win his only try here in 29.94 and with the benefit of having seen the track he should be able to go much quicker this time around. Rue De Kahn has a great record here and she can ping the lids, I’m a bit concerned that she won’t be able to cross the red early but if she does she becomes a major player. Queen Esther is all class but she tends to race better from a rails draw, place claims look best for her from the seven box.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1,2,6/1,2,3,6/1,2,3,6,7 ($27 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,3,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Bob Payne Spring Sprint H9:57 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CRACKERJACK DAK1471NBTAndrea Dailly
2DOUBLE TRIGGER624529.68Kenneth Burnett
3TOMMY BRISLANE122129.51Steven White
4EVIL PUNK512229.70James Coyle
5CHICA DESTACADA111529.49Doreen Drynan
6HERSI625229.75Peter Lagogiane
7ZIPPING TANK212130.00Anthony Azzopardi
8MUSQUIN BALE841429.66Andrea Dailly
9ALL STRUNG OUT121329.55Glenn Rounds
10LONGNECK637330.11Christine Proctor

Chica Destacada returns to her favourite track and she should ping the lids and win. Her two most recent wins here have been in 29.60 and on both occasions she went sub 5.40 to the first marker. If she can reproduce a similar early section tonight that should be enough for her to cross Tommy Brislane in the first 50m.

Tommy Brislane is a very reliable beginner and he has won seven of eleven here. He recently beat a top class line-up at Dapto in 29.82 and he should match motors with Chica Destacada for most of the trip. Evil Punk is always a chance in these types of races and if he can get some luck in the first 50m he should be right in the mix. Zipping Tank is the run on dog in the race and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Chica Destacada

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JOSHUA BALE656230.22Margaret Bannerman
2AVONDALE CHARM614629.68Ronald Bell
3EXPLOSIVE EBONY211830.15Walter Simmons
4ANOTHER CALL442329.98Jodie Lord
5PREMIER MOZZ335129.93Kristy Sultana
6GRADENCE336429.76Mark Gatt
7RITZA RAIDER135329.79Mark Gatt
8TAKE IT ALL314429.75Doreen Drynan
9LACEY LOIS662629.86Peter Acers
10MY AWESOME OPALX45629.91Marie Burton

Gradence has been chewing up a lot of funds in recent times but I’m going to get sucked in again. He is well drawn out wide and this looks to be a very winnable race. He will get back early but all the front runners struggle to run out the trip and he should pick them off up the home straight.

Ritza Raider has a slick 29.79 PB over this trip and with slow beginners drawn either side he should get a fairly clear run in the early stages. Take It All is ideally drawn in the pink and he looked impressive when he powered home to score here in 30.06 three runs back. Another Call should set a cracking pace and if there is some shuffling behind him he may just steal the prize. Avondale Charm has a heap of talent but she has been very disappointing in her most recent runs.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 6,7,8/4,6,7,8/2,4,6,7,8 ($27 for 100%)

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ASHA TANGA463629.83Maureen Sharman
2MISS SUEKO443429.67Justin King
3MAKE A FIFTY218529.92Simon Ma
4CAN OF118529.47Beau Hedley
5HAYDEN HAIR322830.25Peter Quinton
6LONGNECK637330.11Christine Proctor
7ALL STRUNG OUT121329.55Glenn Rounds
8ZIPPING BRUNO413729.81Anthony Azzopardi
9HECTOR KAHN536429.88Dean Swain
10SNOW SHIRAZ354429.93Barry Colless

Miss Sueko is much better than her recent form reads and if she can get away cleanly she should prove too classy for these. She has posted a blistering 29.67 here previously and with a slow beginner drawn underneath she should get every chance to repeat that effort.

Can Of is a tremendous talent and he had no luck when resuming from a spell at Maitland, if he can gain a clear passage in the first 50m he should make Miss Sueko work very hard for victory. All Strung Out is a classy Victorian and although he is yet to win here in five runs, he has been placed in two Group Race finals here. Zipping Bruno is the only other winning hope, he can be hit or miss early but if he gets away he should run a big race.

Top Four: 2 – 7 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Miss Sueko

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

Exacta: 2,7/2,4,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 20th 2014

Massive night of racing tonight at Wenty and The Meadows. Open an account at Sportingbet for an exclusive ARG $700 free bet.
Best Bet:
Race 2: Summer Wages

Best Roughie:
Race 9: Gemstone Jack

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 4 – Leg 2: 2,4,7,8 – Leg 3: 2,4,6,7 – Leg 4: 1,3,5,6 – $64 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Macro Meats Ht1 (1-6 Wins)7:18 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POCKET KINGS [5]71355NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
2SALEGREY’S LATE [5]48436NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
3MUMMA HOOK [5]53318NBTR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
4SMITH AND WESSON [5]17232NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5REEN’S FABIAN [5]73733FSTDJ Holden (Nambrok)
6ELLY NORA [5]12445NBTM Briganti (Tuerong)
7MACCA’S SWAY [5]223T1NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
8HUNTER ROCKS [5]61133FSHG White (Mount Helen)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Smith And Wesson is a highly promising speedster and he should go one better tonight after being narrowly beaten here last week. He is normally a very good beginner but last week he was a tad slow early and he wasn’t able to lead. With a clean getaway tonight he should be able to lead from go to whoa.

Reen’s Fabian is a very fast chaser when given room early and he should get a nice cart across in the early stages. He hasn’t had a lot of luck in his most recent efforts but he has scored some sizzling wins at Sale over a similar journey. Hunter Rocks has a heap of talent and he should improve on his debut placing here last week, whilst Macca’s Sway broke through for a well deserved win at Horsham during the week in a smart 27.37.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Smith And Wesson

Quinella: 4 to rove with 5,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Sky Racing Ht2 (1-6 Wins)7:35 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FIRST DAN [5]72553NBTG Nicoll (Botanic Ridge)
2LEFT IS RIGHT [5]16230.24(2)A Langton (Anakie)
3SMOKING ROSIE [5]34431NBTJ Reid (Notting Hill)
4SPREADING RUMORS [5]1283130.04(4)J Maple (Little River)
5SUMMER WAGES [5]34122NBTW Bickerton (Cranbourne South)
6BUNGA BUNGA [5]14211FSTDJ Greenough (Pearcedale)
7ALMANI BRUISER [5]45817FSHN Kosky (Hallam)
8BOOLITE BRUISER [5]56164FSHJ Thomson (Boolite)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Summer Wages has been racing in consistent fashion and with an even get away tonight he should return to the winners list, three starts ago he posted a strong 29.74 Sandown Park win and he has then followed that effort up with two handy Metro placings. He should have the speed to lead and he will prove too good for this lot.

Left Is Right was a top 30.24 debut winner here last month and on that occasion he posted a solid 5.14 to the first marker, a repeat of that effort would see him go with the favourite for quite a while. Almani Bruiser is showing plenty of promise and he looks to be a major player based on his impressive 29.74 Sandown Park win in early August. Spreading Rumours rounds out the winning hopes, he can be hard to follow at times but he does have a lot of talent, if he doesn’t get crowded by the five in the early stages he can feature.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Summer Wages

Exacta: 2,5/2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 5 to rove with 2,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Follow @thewatchdogtips On Twitter7:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FEIKUAI MOLLY [5]42434NBTP Tabone (Nambrok)
2ATHOS [5]8488430.28(4)R Gray (Pyalong)
3FEIKUAI ZACK [5]41133NBTA Inger (Nambrok)
4BAYMAN BALE (NSW)[5]4161130.02(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
5KERRIGAN BALE (NSW)[5]5615130.17(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]13F2130.35(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7SILVER BRODIE (NSW)[5]3565530.06(4)L Delbridge (Balliang)
8DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]F234330.33(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
9SATSUKI BALE (NSW)[5]Res.1151NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10DYNA LEMMY (NSW)[5]Res.71344NBTT Womann (Lara)

Feikuai Zack is very hit or miss early but he is extremely talented when he hits and I’m tipping him to ping the lids tonight. Four starts ago he scored a commanding 30.12 win here and he has since been placed on two occasions here in strong company. There is a fair bit of depth in this event but if he does everything right early he can salute at nice odds.

Kerrigan Bale has the class edge and she beat a good line-up when scoring at Sandown Park in 29.63 recently. She too can be unreliable early but she has a consistent record here having been placed in six of her nine tries. Allen Gravion is the in form chaser but the box draw is a big concern for him, if he gets some room in the first 50m he should be right in the mix at the end.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 3/4,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Hudson Pacific Final8:19 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GALLOPING ROCKY [5]4562334.55(5)R Conway (Bunyip)
2LADY TOY [5]21112NBTN Gost (Little River)
3TWEAK [5]5121234.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
4DISCO [5]21312FSTDC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
5HURRICANE ISAAC [5]2667234.62(1)A Flores (Yinnar South)
6KIRABILLI GEORGE [5]52372FSTDD Drew (Dennington)
7HANKOS [5]2125234.94(2)M Briganti (Tuerong)
8DARBAIN DASHER [5]4161334.88(5)R Conway (Bunyip)
9DEWANA BABE [5]Res.7133534.66(7)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
10ULTOR BALE (NSW)[5]Res.6545334.51(4)J Hunt (Avalon)

Lady Toy has been racing in dazzling style of late and although she is better suited to a longer journey she should still prove too good. Last week she settled much closer to the speed than she normally would and from there on she was always going to win her heat, from the two box she should be able to rail up and settle fairly close again.

Tweak looked impressive when posting a strong 34.67 heat win and he should be able to find the early lead again, he appeared to be tiring late in the race last week, so he should be better for the run. Galloping Rocky has the good draw and she is never far away in her races. From the red she should be able to settle in the top three and she is a must for your exotic bets.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Topcat Video Cup Ht18:38 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZELL BALE (NSW)[5]82732FSTDS Collins (Lara)
2MADAME BLACK [5]36515FSTDM Trapani (Greenvale)
3BAILEY ROSE (NSW)[5]12236FSHE Lieshout (Drouin West)
4XYLIA ALLEN (NSW)[4]1211242.47(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
5MIMICKING (NSW)[5]2555442.76(1)R Britton (Lara)
6CAN CAN HURRICAN (NSW)[5]43213NBTP Bouchier (Dennington)
7AMITY FLAME [2]1172141.89(2)A Flores (Yinnar South)
8ZIPPING MAGGIE (NSW)[4]1111143.38(5)P Dapiran (Northwood)

The great Xylia Allen and Zipping Maggie are set to do battle again and I think the Champ can turn the tables on Zipping Maggie. Last week Xylia Allen missed the kick and was never able to put any pressure on Maggie at Wentworth Park, tonight I would expect her to begin a lot better tonight and she will be running time on the bunny.

Obviously Zipping Maggie is the second pick, she has won five on the trot and in four of those wins she has posted sizzling times, if she crosses from the pink tonight she will make the favourite work overtime again. Bailey Rose has been racing well over the staying journey and she will continue to improve with more racing. Zell Bale is the interesting runner, he has good form over the middle distance journey and he should be on the speed for a long way. This is a big ask at his first staying try but if he can hold the early lead he may be able to hold on for a place.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xylia Allen

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

 

Race No. 6Tabrewards.com.au8:57 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KETUT’S KAPUT [4]2113230.53(5)E Vigor (Anakie)
2ALLEN ZENTAX (NSW)[5]T238530.03(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3SOFA SO GOOD [4]7158630.39(7)I Vigor (Anakie)
4HEIDI GO SEEK [5]3355229.74(1)A Langton (Anakie)
5JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[4]2371630.56(7)S Collins (Lara)
6SISCO GOOD [4]5132130.11(5)R Galea (Brookfield)
7ALLEN GIZMO (NSW)[5]5162730.20(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
8FABIO (QLD)[4]5111130.22(2)K Greenough (Pearcedale)
9DYNA LEMMY (NSW)[5]Res.71344NBTT Womann (Lara)
10DYNA KEITARO (NSW)[5]Res.47723NBTT Womann (Lara)

Allen Zentax was very unlucky at Ballarat during the week in a strong field and from the good draw tonight he should be able to make amends. I expect the red to hold the early lead and that should allow him to drive through at the first turn and hold a prominent position. He has won here previously in a slick 30.03 and a repeat of that run would see him roar away with a commanding victory.

Fabio is aiming for his fifth victory in a row and if he can cross from the pink he will give himself every chance, he is expected to start a short price favourite and I think he is a little bit of a risk. There is a fair bit of early speed in this race and he is not going to have things his own way in the first 50m. Heidi Go Seek has been struggling in recent months but this is one of the weakest events she has contested for a while, if she gets some room in the initial stages she should be right in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Zentax

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

Exacta: 2,4,7/2,4,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 7Topcat Video Cup Ht29:22 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALCALA [5]66464NBTC Newman (Chiltern)
2SHOT TO BITS [4]1111142.68(6)P Ryder (Corio)
3PARIS SPARKS [5]7256143.15(7)D Pulis (Moe South)
4SWEET IT IS [5]1212342.67(6)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5HONEYDUKES [5]31635FSHB O’keefe (Wangoom)
6DYNA WILLOW (NSW)[3]8765842.16(4)S Collins (Lara)
7ZIPPING RORY (NSW)[4]7344442.17(6)B Dapiran (Northwood)
8GOLD AFFAIR TWO [5]2622542.70(7)R Britton (Lara)

Quality line-up and I am going to give the edge to the up and coming star Shot To Bits. Last week he made his staying debut and he scored a strong victory in a handicap event. I expect that he will have derived a lot of benefit from that run and he should be even better this week. With Sweet It Is in the event, you are likely to get big over’s about this one.

Sweet It Is looks the clear danger and she is the reigning National Distance Champion, however her record here isn’t that great and she is going to be giving them an almighty head start. Zipping Rory has been racing well without winning of late and he has the ability to ping the lids on occasions. He is likely to be big over’s in this event also and he is definitely worth a saver bet.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 7 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Shot To Bits and Zipping Rory

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,4,7/2,4,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 8Maurice Blackburn Lawyers9:42 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TICK BALE (NSW)[4]5577530.00(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
2CEE RONALDO [4]3354330.17(3)G Campbell (Peechelba)
3LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]2516130.00(7)S Collins (Lara)
4HOOVER JACK [3]7486829.78(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]2233129.74(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[3]2488629.96(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
7CRAWF’S BREAD [1]6721830.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8ZIPPING SNOOPY (NSW)[4]7115130.11(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)

Buckle Up Mason is a track specialist and after winning here last week in 30 flat it’s very hard to look past him. This event is much weaker than last week’s race and if he can reproduce his 5.07 to the first marker he should be able to make every post a winner.

Lamia Bale caught the eye with a strong 29.64 Sandown Park win last time and she has won here previously in a speedy 30.00. She has been missing the kick of late but I am expecting her to improve her box manners tonight. Tick Bale has been racing without luck in recent times and he should show some improvement from the red draw. He has won four of 11 here and the draw should allow him to settle much closer to the early speed tonight.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Buckle Up Mason

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Follow @thewatchdogtips On Twitter10:05 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ECHELONIC ACTION [4]5211234.52(3)R Camilleri (Lara)
2DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[4]1137134.57(2)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3SPEED SERIES (NSW)[5]42652FSTDG Campbell (Peechelba)
4GEMSTONE JACK (TAS)[5]35437NBTA Bullock (Exeter)
5ARISING [5]4317434.27(8)D Knocker (Langwarrin)
6BLONDE CAVIAR [5]3125334.86(6)P Franklin (Moyston)
7FUZZY BUZZY [5]65723NBTN Perkins (Romsey)
8SMART MAXWELL [4]3122134.64(5)R Camilleri (Lara)

Duchess Bale returned to form with a sizzling 34.21 Sandown Park win last week and she appears set to make it two in a row. She normally pings the lids and with a slow beginner drawn underneath she should be able to find the rail quite easily. Eight of her 13 career wins have been from inside draws so all the stats point to her winning.

Echelonic Action has won two of his past three here and he is drawn to get a nice sit in the early stages, I dont think he can reel the favourite in but he should run home into the quinella spot. Speed Series is the interesting runner, he has a good record here over 525m and he should put a lot of pressure on Duchess Bale for most of the trip. Gemstone Jack is a Tasmanian visitor and he is more than capable when on song, he might be a nice place bet at big odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Duchess Bale

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Sky Racing Ht3 (1-6 Wins)10:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIMPLY CRUZIN [5]23712FSHS Clarke (Tooradin)
2COURTESY [5]2712830.79(2)C Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
3WILLOWVALE FOX [5]72175FSHA Flores (Yinnar South)
4JESS’ FANTASY [5]32223FSHM Jenkins (Frankston)
5FLEETWOOD STORM [5]31730.30(5)A Langton (Anakie)
6KUKLINSKI [5]88452NBTP Mccoll (Kooroocheang)
7BREMER [5]23746NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
8TURBINE [5]2242830.22(8)J Torr (Myers Flat)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Bremer is much better than his recent form reads and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. He has been missing the kick and finding trouble soon after the start in recent times and with a slow beginners drawn either side I expect that he will get more room in the early stages here.

Simply Cruzin is drawn to lead for a long way and he was far from disgraced when placed at Sandown Park in his 500m debut. He should have derived a lot of benefit from that run and I would expect him to hit the line much better. Fleetwood Storm was an impressive 30.30 winner here two runs back and he is showing loads of promise, whilst Turbine is more than capable but he will need some luck as he may struggle to cross from the wide draw.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bremer

Quinella: 7 to rove with 1,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,7/1,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,7/1,5,7,8/1,2,4,5,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Ajs Corporation Ht4 (1-6 Wins)10:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONESOME PIRATE [5]12552NBTA Mcdonald (Reservoir)
2SIG SAUER [5]42811FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3EXPRESS LANE [5]54166FSHS Clarke (Tooradin)
4QUICKER THAN AL [5]52262NBTA Hanson (Marong)
5RENSTAR [5]21221FSHL Delbridge (Balliang)
6RICK FERN [5]24326NBTM Mason (Finley)
7KINGSTON REGAL [5]38125FSHW Bickerton (Cranbourne South)
8VICTORIA PLEDGE [5]12212NBTR Comensoli (Wangaratta)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Rick Fern turned in a massive effort at Shepparton two runs back and he appears well graded in this event. He is quite a reliable beginner and with his turn of foot I can easily see him crossing in the first 50m. He has won over 595m previously so if he does find the lead in the early stages he is going to take a power of beating.

Sig Sauer scored a sizzling 29.59 Sandown Park win recently and if he gets some room early he should be right in the mix. Quicker Than Al is always thereabouts but he struggles to win, with seven placings in 11 tries here, I would expect him to finish in the minor money again. Victoria Pledge is a classy provincial chaser and from the good draw she may cause an upset, she has struggled here in the past but her early speed always makes her a factor in these races.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rick Fern

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 11:00PM

Tough race to finish but the promising Lonesome Jozza appears to have the edge. In mid August he made his debut and on that occasion he posted a solid 30.47 win here when leading all the way. If he can reproduce that effort, that should be enough for him to score.

Viral Bale has a heap of talent but he tends to do a lot wrong. If he can avoid trouble in the first 50m he should be right in the finish. Thor Bale is racing consistently and he can muster pace very quickly in his races, with a slow beginner on his outside he should get every chance to settle in a prominent position. Jingellic rounds out the chances, I dont think she can win the race but she may be able to run on into the minor money.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 7,8/2,3,7,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

Distance Dogs Chase The Top Cat

The biggest names in Australian Staying racing will again go head-to-head this Saturday night when the heats of the Group Three Top Cat Video Cup take place at The Meadows.

The two heats will include Australia’s highest stakes earner Xylia Allen, triple Group One winner Sweet It Is and recent Chairman’s Cup winner Zipping Maggie.

$25,000 awaits the winner of next week’s final. Will Xylia Allen add to her bulging bank account? Will Sweet It Is mow them down to claim the cash? Or will Zipping Maggie upset them all again and continue her meteoric rise?

Here is a look at the two heats;

Race 5 – Top Cat Video Cup – Heat 1 – 8:38pm

1 – Zell Bale (Steve Collins) – Jumps up in distance from sprints for this race after two recent placings over 520 metres at Wentworth Park. He may find himself closer to the speed in this but is yet to win beyond 600 metres and faces some hot opposition here.

2 – Madame Black (Michael Trapani) – A winner of just one from 10 who looks way out of her depth in this race and is likely to struggle.

3 – Bailey Rose (Eddie Lieshout) – A young bitch who made the final of last weekend’s Chairman’s Cup in Sydney. She will keep coming but is in a tough race here and place claims appear best for her.

4 – Xylia Allen (Jenny Hunt) – The Queen of the loam who chases her 41st career victory in this race. She finished second in last Saturday’s Group Three Chairman’s Cup. She has finished in the top two placings at her last six outings and, while she has only won one of her four starts over this journey, she is capable of anything. She is the one to beat.

5 – Mimicking (Robert Britton) – A rising five-year-old who lines up for start number 107 here. He has not won since December last year and has only saluted in two of his 34 goes over this trip. He is likely to struggle.

6 – Can Can Hurrican (Patrick Bouchier) – A consistent middle distance chaser who has only recently graduated to the longer trips. He led before fading for third in an easier race over this trip last time out. He could be in front early but looks vulnerable over the concluding stages.

7 – Amity Flame (Anthony Flores) – A handy stayer who has made multiple Group finals and resumes here in her first run since December of 2013. There is a lot of unknowns for her heading into this but there is no doubt that she can gallop and that she loves The Meadows. It may pay to see where she is at this time around.

8 – Zipping Maggie (Peter Daprain) – An exciting young bitch who has won her last five races including the heat and final of the Group Three Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park. She is likely to be prominent early and, if granted some space, she could be a real threat to the favourite here.

Race 7 – Top Cat Video Cup – Heat 2 – 9:22pm

1 – Alcala (Colin Newman) – Average middle distance chaser who has been racing below her best of late. She looks up against it here.

2 – Shot To Bits (Paul Ryder) – An exciting young dog who has won nine from 17, including his last five straight. Likes to race on the pace but came from well back to grind out a tough victory over this trip last start. He looks to be the knockout dog here after his recent track record runs at Bendigo.

3 – Paris Sparks (Dennis Pulis) – Veteran chaser who wound back the clock with a win at Sale last time out. She has won two from seven at this journey but looks tested in this sort of company.

4 – Sweet It Is (Darren McDonald) – Triple Group One winning bitch who flashed home for third in last week’s Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park. She does get a long way back in her races and often needs some room to unleash her run home. Her record at The Meadows is only average with one win from 10 attempts at this trip but she is a much improved bitch from some of those races. If she is afforded some luck, she should go very close here.

5 – Honeydukes (Barry O’Keefe) – A winner of just one from 15 who appears way out of her depth here. She will need a miracle to feature.

6 – Dyna Willow (Steve Collins) – A multiple Group winner with some handy performances to her name at The Meadows. She appears to be a long way down on confidence and struggling to recapture her best from. She could only be taken on trust here but is hard to have based on recent efforts.

7 – Zipping Rory (Bethany Daprain) – Finished fourth in the Group Three Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park last week. He is always thereabouts in top company but is yet to really break through at this level. Tends to get back and may need some luck in the running.

8 – Gold Affair Two (Robert Britton) – A consistent race bitch who followed two second placings behind Xylia Allen with a fifth in the Chairman’s Cup final last week. She does her best work when she can land on the speed which is a distinct possibility in this race. Definite each way prospect.

Group Two Bob Payne Spring Sprint Heats Preview

Group racing action will return to Wentworth Park tonight, with four heats of the Group Two Bob Payne Spring Sprint to be conducted.

Last week’s Group One Dapto Megastar winner Tommy Brislane and runner-up Ritza Hattie will line up in heat three and four respectively. Group One National Sprint Champion Chica Destacada returns to Wentworth Park for the first time since her National’s victory over in Perth and Peter Mosman Classic winner Bessy Boo will start in heat three after returning to her winning ways at headquarters last Saturday night.

In heat one, Cawbourne Whip returns to Wentworth Park after finishing runner-up in last week’s Canberra Cup. She has a sizzling personal best of 29.38 at this track and despite a hindering box six draw will be hard to beat. The Jodie Lord trained chaser has a good Wentworth Park record of six wins and two minor placings from fourteen starts.

Shoulders unfortunately came out on his nose in last week’s Dapto Megastar final, however look for a much-improved performance on Saturday night. This beautifully bred son of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed flew around the 520m distance last month, recording a time of 29.36. Anthony Azzopardi’s chaser will have to overcome a box seven draw, but will only need a clean getaway to figure heavily in this affair.

Zambora Magic clocked a flying personal best of 29.49 at Wentworth Park last month and has a great opportunity to take this out from a handy inside draw. The son of Magic Sprite has four wins from twelve starts at the track and will run a cheeky race if given room to move early.

Silent Effective headlines heat two and is one of the form sprinters in New South Wales, recording three impressive victories at his past three outings. The son of Cosmic Rumble and Best Percentage broke the track record over the 515m at Bulli last month, followed by a 29.60 performance at Wentworth Park a week later. Despite being a notable slow beginner, trainer Darren Sultana will gain plenty of confidence from his perfect box eight record of three wins from three attempts.

Stilton Blue has excellent early pace and is suitably drawn in box three. The son of Where’s Pedro and She’s A Player led last week at Dapto, before being claimed by Premier Mozz in fast time. The Philip Goodsell trained greyhound has two wins from nine attempts at Wentworth Park, with a solid personal best of 29.82.

Kicking Rocks will motor home from box four and has recorded some consistent performances of late at Maitland. The son of Comic Rumble and Really Satisfies has an excellent Wentworth Park record of two wins and two minor placings from five starts and will only need some luck early on to challenge this field.

Queen Esther is faultless at box rise and should get a nice cart across from box seven in heat three. The daughter of Lochinvar Marlow and Fascinate Marina took out the Black Top Consolation at The Gardens last month and has notched up 11 victories at this track from 39 starts, with a flying personal best of 29.64.

Ritza Hattie returned to her brilliant best last week, finishing runner up in the Group One Dapto Megastar. Despite being drawn inside a fast beginner, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Midnight Flare can ping the lids and has a sizzling personal best of 29.47. Trainer Mark Gatt will gain plenty of confidence from her Wentworth Park record of four wins and six minor placings from ten starts.

Rue De Kahn finished fifth in the Canberra Cup final on Sunday and has drawn ideally in box two for trainer Dean Swain. The daughter of Where’s Pedro and Shelbourne Dawn has a solid Wentworth Park record of three wins and five minor placings from thirteen starts and has a speedy personal best of 29.64, recorded back in May.

The final heat has last week’s Group One Dapto Megastar winner Tommy Brislane engaged. He will exit from box three and is looking for his third straight win. After stepping away beautifully last Friday, the son of Premier Fantasy and Mary Virginia led throughout in smart time and has an impressive Wentworth Park record of seven wins from eleven starts. Trainer Steve White will be hoping for a repeated performance, with a personal best of 29.51.

Group One National Sprint Champion Chica Destacada returns to headquarters for the first time since taking out the NSW Sprint Championship final last month. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Eluthra has notched up seven wins from fourteen starts at the track, including a sizzling personal best time of 29.49. Trainer Doreen Drynan will be hoping for a flawless beginning after she found a heap of trouble in the Dapto Megastar final last week.

Crackerjack Dak will relish an inside draw after a very impressive performance at Sandown last week, recording 29.50. The Andrea Dailly trained chaser has good early pace when on-song and is a genuine chance in this final heat. The son of Mogambo and Lil’s Memory will be the second runner from that litter, with his sister Maximum Lil jumping from the pink in heat three.

The first heat will jump at 8.50pm.

Progress Comes Only After Hard Decisions

It’s always hard to know what GRNSW is doing (Brent’s Blog has not been seen for the last three months, for example) but its approach to the four NSW Northern Rivers clubs has always been puzzling.

Of those, Tweed Heads is Non-Tab and will remain so because its Saturday afternoon meetings are in no-man’s land due to Tabcorp’s preferences for the gallops. However, although this club is also by far the most successful Non-Tab operation in the country, it has had its dates cut as part of what we assume to be an economy drive by GRNSW. We don’t know what the savings are but they could not be great.

It is also a mystery because that happened at a time when Queensland lacked a one-turn track following the closure of the Gold Coast. A hole was waiting to be filled. Even now, its replacement at Logan is likely to be a good two years in the making (regardless of what the publicity says). That was an opportunity to better promote Tweed Heads but it was not to be. Opportunity lost!

Elsewhere, the grass circuit at Casino celebrates its Cup meeting tonight. All the usual suspects will be going around, unlike at Tweed Heads’ lucrative Galaxy meeting where numerous dogs come from interstate to compete. But, in this day and age, Casino’s tight, no-straight track does not measure up to modern standards and, in any event, it is much too close to the nearby Lismore club to justify them both existing. If money is tight, why were their efforts not combined?

Lismore, too, needs improvements because of its bend starts but that could readily have been organised at the time of the rationalisation. It is the business, population, educational, cultural and administrative centre of the region. Casino has lots of cattle but they don’t bet much.

The relative performances of these two clubs should also be considered in the light of the fact that Casino has long enjoyed a preferred time slot – usually Friday twilight – while Lismore has been in the deadly Tuesday night position and Grafton has been jumping around all over the place, generally filling gaps here and there.

Further south, Grafton is battling along with half-money racing although it offers by far the best layout available in the area (particularly its 407m trip) and is nicely separated from the other three. In all the circumstances, some rationalisation is called for and Grafton is long overdue for promotion.

It would be no different in principle to what has already happened at Orange-Bathurst – with modest success (apart from building a horrible 450m start at Bathurst).

GOOD TIMES AHEAD?

Following his good win the week before it looked like Starc was disappointing in running second to Ruff Cut Diamond at Sandown on Thursday. Not so. He actually improved by nearly three lengths but had no hope with the winner. And the dog is not yet two years old and smallish for a male at barely 30 kg.

It was no wonder. Ruff Cut Diamond ran the fastest 715m seen in a long while – 41.52 – easily bettering anything ever done by Xylia Allen or Sweet It Is. Miata’s track record is 41.17. Ruff Cut Diamond led all the way but actually ran away from Starc in the home straight.

Both the newcomers were having only their second start over the long trip and both were sired by Bekim Bale, as were two others in the field, including the fourth placegetter, Love Affair, and Allen Wake. Dare I suggest they all could do with a break of at least a couple of weeks now.

Critically, Bekim Bale might be launching a return to glory in the staying ranks. Can it be true?

(See also other Bekim Bale comments in our 15 September article re NSW stayer Space Age etc).

HARD TO FOLLOW

At Sandown in Race 8 stewards deemed the run of Tonk (6) as “unsatisfactory” and demanded a trial before accepting future nominations. I have to feel for the connections, even though the decision is not too dramatic. Here are some excerpts from the stewards report.

“Billy Bowlegs and Tonk collided soon after the start checking Billy Bowlegs”. “Tonk checked off Stunning Ashberg on the third turn”. “Tonk and Dyna Geldof collided in the home straight”.

Observations show that Tonk, a dedicated railer and chancy beginner, came out moderately from the middle box, got barrelled on the awful 595m bend start, got to the rail around the back, and pressed on strongly to pass a couple of runners on the way to the post – still chasing hard all the way into the pen. What was the point in being nasty to it?

A more productive recommendation from the stewards would be to put the club and GRV on trial for creating such a lousy start to a race. Ditto for the 600m start at The Meadows.

By comparison, the talented Dyna Perseus (8) (about which I wrote nice things many weeks ago when it was in sparkling form around the provincials) was in Race 7 just earlier, well backed just behind the two favourites. It came out poorly and ran last all the way, not really interested. Its previous form had been up and down. Stewards said not a word. How can you work them out?

(Note: The writer had no financial interest in either of these dogs).

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 19th 2014

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Geelong

Race No. 9P & R Food Services Ht2 (vic Bred)9:49 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 520 metres at Geelong Of $1,890 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,325 2nd: $375 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MANBO MAN [5]42745FSHD Geall (Lara)
2FLYNN O’MALLEY [5]5622130.55(6)G Hansen (Daisy Hill)
3ICE FLICKA [5]38544FSHJ Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
4BLINDER [5]31328NBTR Britton (Lara)
5SALLY GARDENS [5]32455FSHW Donlon (Burnbank)
6BILLY BRAE [5]71247NBTJ Carr (Devon Meadows)
7CHAPPY [5]14413NBTT Deglaitis (Moolap)
8TINA TWO [5]31288NBTM Davis (Altona Green)

Blinder is has been racing in much stronger company of late and she should return to the winners list tonight. She is normally a very reliable beginner and she should set a very fast pace. Two runs back she posted a top placing here behind Al Moran and a similar effort tonight would see her win very easily. Chappy is well drawn out wide and he caught the eye with a slick 28.13 Bendigo win recently and he should fill the quinella spot. Tina Two hasn’t had any luck in her past two runs but she was in good form prior to that, whilst Manbo Man is drawn to show some improvement.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Blinder

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 6: Caramel Mix

 

Wentworth Park

Race No. 7Aaa Radiator Specialists Sprint …9:19 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,330 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,300 2nd: $700 3rd: $330.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TEDDIE BOY243529.93Mark Arncliffe
2STORY TIME724530.66Marie Burton
3CAWBOURNE COBRA425230.00Jodie Lord
5BREAKER KAHN413429.77Jason Magri
6BLACK TRAMINER6227NBTNeal Gray
7SPIRITED JOURNEY777530.29Lisa Mcfarlane
8MRS. DUNCAN835730.15Grant Dunphy

Breaker Kahn was a strong 30.18 winner here last week and he looks well placed in his race. His box manners aren’t the best but he does possess a very good turn of foot and with some room in the first 20m he should be able to settle in the top three early. This is the weakest race he has contested for a while and I would expect him to put them to the sword as they head off the back straight. Mrs Duncan is much better than her recent form suggests and if she can cross from the outside she can play a major role here. Cawbourne Cobra is yet to win here in 13 tries but she has turned in some top performances here previously.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Breaker Kahn

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

Best Roughie:
Race 1: Bit Bazzaar

2014 Group Three Casino Cup Heats Preview

The best 32 greyhounds nominated for the 484m distance at Casino on Friday will contest the heats of the Group Three Casino Cup.

The first of the four heats kicks off in the Northern Rivers area of NSW at 1:59pm. The first two place-getters in each heat will contest next week’s $25,000 to-the-winner final.

Here’s a look at the top chances in each heat:

Heat One – Group Three Casino Cup (Race 5 at 1:59pm)

The Northfield family is never without a talented chaser and in the first heat Bralyn Stalker (7) gets to show his wares in what appears to be his toughest assignment to date. Coming into the race, the large 38kg chaser by El Grand Senor and Bralyn Maisie (Firefly Boy – Moulamein) has won 9 from 13, including three from four at Casino and a personal best of 27.33. He is a great beginner and has won from the box. Bralyn Stalker’s mother was a handy conveyance, winning the Casino Cup in 2006 and the National Futurity and Ladies Bracelet in 2007.

Sassy Dior (1) has the fastest best time in the race. Back in September last year she stopped the clock at 27.12. She had four months off not long after that run, returned to racing for one month and then was off again for another four months. On her first run back she had a fall but has since recovered from that to be a last start winner at Lismore. She loves box one, winning four from six. She has had three wins at the track.

Trenty’s Rose (2) has had just six starts in her short career but has won four of them. Three of her wins have been over the 411m distance at Casino. She stepped up to 484m last week and won in 27.77. She is likely to improve on that and has been drawn in a position where she can show her early speed.

If you’re looking for dogs that have had plenty of racing experience then you can’t go past Gloria Trick (6) and Wilhelm (8). Both chasers have been racing around Albion Park. Gloria Trick finished second to the flying Miner’s Moss last week over the shorts at Albion Park. The only issue for both greyhounds is that they don’t have great records from their respective boxes.

Heat Two – Group Three Casino Cup (Race 6 at 2:17pm)

Glenda Dart’s Nevaeh Beach (1) has drawn perfectly and will start the likely favourite in the second heat. She has a best of 27.36 at the track, which she recorded when winning last week. The El Grand Senor and Runya Beach (Big Daddy Cool – Little Receiver) bitch has won five from seven wearing the red rug.

Glamour Row (5) hasn’t raced since her win in the heat of the Townsville Cup. On that occasion she led all the way to win at big odds. She will again start at big odds for this race but cannot be overlooked. She has won six from 16 at the track with a best time of 27.09.

Glenreagh Rocket (8) knows what it takes to win the Casino Cup after taking out last year’s final. He has won four of his last six starts and has three wins and four placings from seven starts at the track. He also has a good record from box eight, recording five wins and five placings. His best is 27.18.

I’m A Believer (7) has an overall record of 10 wins from 21 starts but is yet to have a start at Casino. He has been unplaced in his last two runs but prior to that had won three of his last four. He will need to begin well from the awkward draw.

Heat Three – Group Three Casino Cup (Race 7 at 2:34pm)

Paw Licking’s sister Kingsbrae Molly (5) will strut her stuff in the third heat. She has the pace to overcome the box but it will be interesting to see how she goes over the 484m distance as she has done all her recent racing over 411m. She has been lightly raced in her career, with just the 19 starts. She has won 11 of those and that is largely due to her almost faultless performances out of the boxes. She has won nine of her last 10 and is sure to be prominent.

Kikem Shilling (2) is a well-bred chaser by High Earner and Bit Sweet (Solve The Puzzle – Chili Berger). She has won two from three at the track. Last week she ran six and a half lengths second behind Nevaeh Beach. Her best time at the track is 27.23.

Birkdale Beauty (1) has not been out of a place in her last seven starts. She has won three of her last five and those wins have been around Lismore and Grafton. She is coming to Casino for her first race-start.

Heat Four – Group Three Casino Cup (Race 8 at 2:52pm)

Pace Ventura (5) has all the pace that his name suggests. He was gallant in the final of the Townesville Cup, finishing second to Farmor Las Vegas. The Run’s House and Sniveller (Bombastic Shiraz – Georgia Brown) dog has won at the track in 27.14 and can easily overcome the poor draw with his speed.

With the pace on the inside, Stev (6) may get a good cart across. He has won twice at Casino for a best of 27.42. He has been in the money in his last four starts and isn’t the worst chance in this race.

Cosmic Dyrva (3) is the form-dog of the race. She has won her last four straight for trainer Glenda Dart. She is yet to win over this distance at Casino with her recent wins coming at Lismore, Tweed Heads and Grafton. She has begun well in all those wins and if she repeats that she may well prove hard to beat.

Dayseas Jet (4) has a mile of experience at the track. She has been around this distance on 17 occasions and has earned herself five wins in the process. Her recent form is patchy with just the three placings in her last 10 starts but those three placings have been in her most recent race performances.

Iva Vision Takes Out The 2014 Group Three SA Derby

Iva Vision did not let punters down when he saluted in the final of the Group Three SA Derby at Angle Park on Thursday night.

The son of Ivan Brown and Visualization (Surf Lorian – Leataro) stopped the clock at a slick 29.57 in an imperious six-length rout.

Iva Vision left box eight in third place behind Dyna Ostrander (6) who was one of the best away with Dyna Alchemist (4) also chiming in. However, the Queenslander used the wide draw to perfection. While the inside division were bustling for a spot he timed his run to the nano-second to get across the field just as he was entering the first corner. From that point, the race was all but over as the 36kg black dog sped away to claim the $25,000 winners cheque.

The two strong chasers Wind Whistler (1) and Texas Titan (7) filled the minors. Wind Whistler’s run was almost as impressive as Iva Vision’s. He copped some interference down the home straight the first time and showed great race sense to wind his way through the field to find some clear running in the closing stages.

Of the others, the chances of top SA hope Aston Kane (3) were obliterated within a few strides of leaving the boxes as he checked heavily off Allen Icarus (2) and lost all momentum.

The Derby win was the tenth career victory for Iva Vision. The Peter Young trained chaser has only faced the starter 15 times, so he is blossoming into a serious race dog. He has now amassed over $50,000 for connections and with the world his oyster, he is sure to be able to add to that over the coming months.

Full Results

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

Time: 29.57
1st Split: 4.58
2nd Split: 16.92
Run Home: 12.65
Margins: 6L x 2 3/4L

Scratchings: Dyna Chaser (9), Dakota Premier (10)

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 18th 2014

Best Bet: Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet. Load up on Dyna Zod in race one. This will hopefully give you some bullets for the rest of the big night ahead.
Race 1: Dyna Zod

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Unix Bale

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

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie7:06 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]1137629.76(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
2HELLO STRANGER [5]1526729.72(6)R Britton (Lara)
3AIRBOUND [5]3138230.07(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
4ZANDER’S EXPRESS [5]31141NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
5NELIRIAN [5]54T6FNBTN Rilen (Nilma North)
6LEAD INTO DEMISE [5]44615FSHR Clark (Toolleen)
7MY TAB [5]12117NBTP Tabone (Nambrok)
8ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[5]25133NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
9LA LUCA TRICK [5]Res.64143NBTI Bindley (Wonthaggi)
10DR. SAMSON [5]Res.68616NBTW Mcmahon (Darriman)

Dyna Zod is much better than his most recent efforts suggests and from the favourable red draw he should kick start the night off in fine style. Four starts ago he recorded a top 25.84 Geelong win and since then he hasn’t had a lot of luck in much stronger company, if he can get away cleanly this really looks his race.

Erza Allen is better suited to a rails draw but this is the weakest race that she would have contested for a while, she can be a tad hit or miss early but if she happens to step she should make an impact. Zander’s Express has finally found his best form again and he should settle in the top two early, this is his first 500m run for a while so his last 50m may be a little shakey.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Zod

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Harvey Norman- Springvale Ht1 (vic Bred)7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1REBELATION [5]2426634.51(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
2AMLIN GIRL [5]17361FSTDA Terry (Cranbourne South)
3IDLE WAYS [5]7178334.76(6)D Curtain (Longwarry)
4LOU TODD [5]15328NBTD Pell (Toolleen)
5VELOCEMENTE [5]38633NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6MEPUNGA FEARON [5]62543FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
7TEKKI MINX [5]14164FSTDD Crawford (Pearcedale)
8DEADLY BOY [5]61641FSTDS Mckenna (Napoleons)
9NIFTY NEVEELK [5]Res.51343NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.7864534.95(5)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Rebelation is dropping considerably in class and from the good draw he should be able to settle much closer to the early speed tonight. There is a little bit of early speed drawn on his outside but those runners all like to race in the middle of the track, so he should get all the breaks in the early stages.

Mepunga Fearon has enough speed to find the early lead and he is a class act when on song, my only concern with him is that he may struggle in the final 40m. If he can cross and there is some shuffling behind him, he may just steal the prize. Deadly Boy is racing in great style but I would prefer that he started from an inside draw. Lou Todd rounds out the chances, his effort two runs back behind Gimme Fuel was more than handy and that type of performance would be enough to win this.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rebelation

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

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

Trifecta: 1,6,8/1,4,6,8/1,3,4,5,6,8 ($35 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3The Swan Chief Final (no City Wins)7:44 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]45711NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
2ZIPPING FELIX (NSW)[5]1376134.48(8)P Dapiran (Northwood)
3BATMANDU [5]7P53134.25(1)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
4NUREYEV (NSW)[5]46752FSTDR Britton (Lara)
5DR. RAHOUAL [5]26542FSTDJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
6WINSTON GROOM [5]58542NBTR Britton (Lara)
7MANTARAY LAD [5]55112NBTD Geall (Lara)
8ATLAS GENIUS (SA)[5]4123134.55(5)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
9CAMBRIDGE PRINCE [5]Res.53533NBTA Langton (Anakie)
10NIFTY NEVEELK [5]Res.51343NBTR Kleeven (Denison)

Atlas Genius is perfectly placed out wide and he turned in a very strong performance when winning his heat in 34.47. He is normally a reliable beginner and he should settle in the top three early. He has shown a liking for this track having been placed in six of eight tries and with some luck early he looks a value bet.

Zipping Felix can be hard to follow at times but there is no doubting that he has tremendous ability. He is going to need luck in the first 50m as per usual but if he gets it he will prove very hard to hold out. Zipping Bart has the good draw and he is aiming for a hat trick of wins, I think he can place but at the $3 mark I believe he is massive unders. Include in your exotics but definitely lay for the win.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Atlas Genius

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

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,2,4 ($3 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Rob Smith Ht2 (vic Bred)8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIGN OF SNOW [5]6283334.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
2MORNINGSIDE [5]31227NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3NEWFIRE RILEY [5]3732634.20(2)P Goold (Monbulk)
4HESSION BOOTS [5]32863NBTR Clark (Toolleen)
5DESTINI LOBO [5]41313FSTDE Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
6DYNAMO’S MISS [5]44218NBTL Darby (Drysdale)
7ABBEY’S HAND [5]3245434.21(4)R Britton (Lara)
8COULTA ROCK [5]11343FSTDD Curtain (Longwarry)
9NIFTY NEVEELK [5]Res.51343NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.7864534.95(5)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Sign Of Snow is dropping in class and from the red he should get every chance to lead all the way. He has won seven of ten from this draw and his recent placings of late suggest that he isn’t far away from saluting again. He will obviously need to lead to win this but with slow beginners drawn directly outside him, this race really looks his to lose.

Hession Boots will be well fancied and is a winning chance, however he will get a long way back in the early stages and he will need a few gaps to open mid race for him to get into contention. Coulta Rock is poorly drawn out wide but he does possess a great turn of foot, so if he can step on terms he should have enough speed to get across. Newfire Riley has seen better days but he is still racing in ok fashion, he must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sign Of Snow

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au Ht3 (vic Bred)8:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RINASH [5]6114334.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
2BRIDGESON [5]17144FSTDT Iwanyk (Seymour)
3HEKATE BELLE [5]11561FSTDK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
4ROY GALO [5]72656NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
5WHY NOT WAYNE [5]32524NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
6KAYO MARCIARNO [5]5253534.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
7ALOTTA LUCK [5]28332NBTG Jose (Catani)
8SONIC PIRATE [5]41726NBTP Reinders (Gruyere)
9NIFTY NEVEELK [5]Res.51343NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.7864534.95(5)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Rinash loves racing from the red draw and he recently scored a blistering 25.71 Warragul win from this pin. He should have sufficient speed to poke through and lead and he has won over this trip previously, so the trip won’t pose any problems.

Hekate Belle can be hard to follow but she showed her true ability with a strong 30.20 Meadows win last week, the manner in which she has been hitting the line of late suggests that she should be able to handle the extra distance. Sonic Pirate could be the smokey, he has turned in some big performances over the 515m trip and he is capable of pinging the lids at times.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Berwick Mazda8:52 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]8431329.70(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
2DR. PAULIE [5]3637629.90(3)L Delbridge (Balliang)
3WHERE’S THE SURF [5]76822NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4RUMBLING RICK (TAS)[5]2332429.52(3)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5GORHAM BALE (NSW)[4]3212329.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
6GALAHAD [5]6244430.09(1)T Womann (Lara)
7CORNELIUS FUDGE [5]5636329.30(8)L Cockerell (Buckley)
8HAILSTORM BILLY (NSW)[5]2232429.35(2)A Langton (Anakie)
9DANISH SUCCESS (NSW)[5]Res.86583FSHH Sarkis (Londonderry)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.7864529.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Where’s The Surf was gone about a month ago, however his past two placings here suggest that he is getting back to somewhere near his best. There isn’t a lot of speed drawn underneath him tonight, so with a clean getaway he should be able to find the early lead again and he will then prove very hard to gun down.

Hailstorm Billy is super consistent and he has a fantastic record over this track and trip. He can be a little slow to begin at times but he should get plenty of room from the pink to muster speed and if he is close to them off the back, he will make a big impact. Gorham Bale has loads of talent but he does make a lot of mistakes in his races, if he can reproduce his 29.42 PB run here then he can play a major role. Cornelius Fudge is another track specialist and he is great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets, he is likely to get a long way back early but he is always running on strongly.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 3,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,5,8/7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,5,8/Field/7 ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,5,8/3,5,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing And Sport9:11 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FLYING TWIST [5]31542NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2FANTASIZZING [5]6157342.48(1)N King (Pearcedale)
3RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]27254NBTM Fearnley (Yinnar)
4ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]5144342.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5STARC (NSW)[4]2216142.10(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
6SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]42512NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
7LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]41431NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[5]48324NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
9DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]Res.75341NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

I know he keeps sucking me in but Dyna Perseus should win if he can avoid trouble in the first 50m. When given clear running he is one of the fastest chasers going round and he can run all day. This is one of the weakest events that he has contested for quite a while and he may actually go round at an attractive price.

Starc beat a similar field here last week and he should be improved by the run as it was his first try over this distance range. The box draw is against him but if he can settle mid pack he should be able to work his way through the field and make an impact. Ruff Cut Diamond was a bit disappointing here last week but she should be much better for the run, whilst Supersonic Hawk is never far away in his races and he may cause an upset.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyne Perseus

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:35 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK EMPRESS (NSW)[5]67416FSHH Sarkis (Londonderry)
2STUNNING ASHBERG (NSW)[5]11588FSHH Sarkis (Londonderry)
3HE ISN’T REALLY [4]1373634.44(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
4MYSTIC TWIST [4]2661534.36(1)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
5BILLY BOWLEGS (NSW)[5]27424FSHH Sarkis (Londonderry)
6TONK (SA)[5]11F52NBTB Ennis (Lara)
7DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]12423NBTS Collins (Lara)
8CAPRIATI (NSW)[5]38233FSHH Sarkis (Londonderry)
9PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]Res.2765634.35(6)J Hunt (Avalon)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.7864534.95(5)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Reigning Easter Egg Champion Tonk made his middle distance debut last week and although he looked a little flat early, he still managed to hit the line strongly and go down narrowly. He should be much better for that run and with some luck in the early stages he should take a power of beating.

Billy Bowlegs is the interesting runner, he has turned in some monster performances at Wentworth Park and Dapto in his career and he has been jumping a lot better over the 500m journey of late. If he happens to land in the top two he will run a big race. Mystic Twist was a strong 34.36 winner here two runs back and she should be in the mix for most of the trip, whilst He Isn’t Really hasn’t experienced a lot of luck recently and he could show improvement at nice odds.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Tonk

Trifecta: 6/3,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 9Razldazl Greyhounds9:55 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GIMME FUEL [3]3218629.46(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2RECKLESS BROWN [4]1131729.97(5)R Clark (Toolleen)
3WARRIOR KING (NSW)[4]6443129.25(1)B Ennis (Lara)
4JORDAN ALLEN (NSW)[4]4843729.60(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5ELITE DEVIL (QLD)[4]4336229.77(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
6JEWEL BALE (NSW)[4]1624429.32(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
7OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[3]3144329.48(7)J Britton (Anakie)
8CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]3422229.66(8)K King (Langwarrin)

Warrior King showed he was back to his brilliant best with a scintillating 29.30 win here last week, tonight he is drawn to get a perfect sit behind the one and the two for most of the trip and he should then run over the top of them as they round for home.

Jewel Bale is a super talent but she tends to find a lot of trouble in her races, she is poorly drawn again tonight but she is too good to totally dismiss. Gimme Fuel has enough speed to punch through and lead and three runs back he did lead throughout when scoring a strong 34.33 win here over 595m. Elite Devil could be some value in this event, in his most recent effort he led for a long way and recorded a top placing behind the in form Allen Deed at the Meadows.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Sky Racing10:12 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]15245NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
2UNIX BALE (NSW)[5]88127NBTS Collins (Lara)
3VAPOUR STORM [5]4224229.84(2)D Selleck (Tooradin)
4TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[5]1434529.55(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5WHATTA JOKE [5]2235429.77(3)D Dean (Nyora)
6DR. DES [5]4842129.57(6)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
7SCENIC SHOT (NSW)[5]31611NBTM Mallia-magri (Avalon)
8PETER’S PICK (QLD)[5]33126NBTJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
9NO NO NOTORIOUS (NSW)[5]Res.51112FSHD Dean (Nyora)
10SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]Res.7588729.58(5)J Gill (Darriman)

Samus Allen is an exciting talent when on song and she should return to form from her good draw. With slow beginners drawn on her outer, she should be able to punch through and lead comfortably, she is a much better chaser on the bunny and if you can find $2.80 or better, that is good shopping.

Peter’s Pick is a gun QLD chaser and he hasn’t had a lot of luck since scoring at Warragul in 25.90 when making his Victorian debut. The big concern with him are his box manners, he tends to bomb the start but then shows a great turn of foot, if he misses away tonight he may get posted wide for a long way. Tiggerlong Amigo is much better than his recent form reads and this is a big drop in class, whilst Unix Bale turned in a top performance at Angle Park two runs back and she will be charging home late.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested bets:

Win bet on Samus Allen

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

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards10:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA YEMEN (NSW)[5]31611FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
2SCANEZ CEE [5]8511230.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
3VANGER BALE (NSW)[5]1433129.64(8)T Womann (Lara)
4THOUGHTFUL WISH [5]6542430.00(6)A Langton (Anakie)
5WILD LAST STRESS [5]62116FSHK Ward (Mount Moriac)
6DROOPYS BENTLEY (GA)[5]1111330.04(7)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
7RAPID INCLINE [5]4137230.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
8SPORTY HEART (NSW)[5]41166NBTD Curtain (Longwarry)
9MIDNIGHT REIGN [5]Res.3521730.00(8)M Marshall (Noble Park)
10DR. LES [5]Res.17875NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)

Droopy’s Bentley has won four of his five starts to date impressively and he is surprisingly well drawn in box six. With the speedy Wild Last Stress drawn on his inside, he should get a nice cart across in the early stages and takeover mid race.

Scanez Cee has been finding the line well in recent times and he was placed behind an in form chaser here last time, if he can get a clear run initially he should be a factor at the business end. Dyna Yemen is an exciting prospect and he will be a short priced favourite, he is very hit or miss early so I think he is a risk at the short odds. Thoughtful Wish will find the line hard and she must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Droopy’s Bentley

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

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Above All left all onlookers stunned two weeks ago when he set the track alight here with a scorching 29.33 win and tonight with a clear run in the first 50m he is probably capable of going a little bit quicker.

Ulla Allen can ping the lids on occasions and she looks the danger based on her impressive 30.40 Cranbourne win two runs back. Dr. Klaas has only had the one start but she did post a brilliant 25.04 Sale win and she clearly has a heap of talent.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/3,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

A Hard Choice For Trainers And Others

Debate about positive and negative aspects of the industry could go on forever, not just in these columns but in the several blogs favoured by some in the industry – mainly owners and trainers. These folk, particularly in NSW, are not happy about many aspects of the industry. They concentrate on fees, prize money and grading, all of which are under the direct control of state racing authorities, each one different from the others.

Their dilemma is emphasised by the actions of the country’s biggest owner, the NSW-based Paul Wheeler, as outlined in his submission to the NSW Inquiry recently. Good dogs go to Victoria, lesser ones to South Australia, and that’s about it. Virtually none go to NSW. This bias is a direct reaction to policies adopted by state authorities – nothing more, nothing less.

With that in mind, I have often written to Racing Ministers, Greyhounds Australasia, state authorities and official inquiries proposing significant changes and improvements to the system. In fact I have been doing that since 1994, starting with the idea of creating a national form database and making it readily available to all, just like the Stud Book. I never had a reply from them, which is par for the course on most subjects,

In fact, good form information is harder to get now than it was 20 years ago. That’s largely due to the secretive way in which WA/NSW set up the Ozchase data system. Whatever else it does, it denies customers access to data-friendly form and results services. Conversely, Victoria, the only state outside Ozchase, is much more helpful.

Anyway, attempting to halt the slide, below I have printed below a copy of part of a letter sent to Greyhounds Australasia over four years ago, hoping that it could spark authorities into action. It never got a reply. I don’t even know if they read it.

This section was titled “The Big Choice”.

“The industry has a choice to make. Should it seek higher quality racing, and with it the potential for better educated and wealthier punters, or should it accept the status quo and run with volume at any cost, any quality and with mug gamblers as the dominant customer group?

With some limited exceptions, the industry has chosen the latter course so far, and all indications are that it will continue that way. In all codes, the top bracket is not the problem. It is the week to week fare that has fallen away.

Indeed, in greyhound racing such a policy is specific and deliberate as administrations and clubs everywhere persist with measures to better satisfy – some might say subsidise – low grade performers. Heavy maiden programs, often with added prize money, events for dogs with limited wins, novice races (ie with a maiden win only) and non-penalty races (ie circumventing the normal grading rules) are routine parts of the effort. No other racing code, no other sport, and no other human endeavour, goes down that path. Well, the Salvos do but do we want to take a page out of their book?”

If anything, these trends have been magnified since 2010, presumably indicating that none of the states have any concern about progress or excellence. Indeed, we should add to the above list the substantial recent shift towards short course racing and the squibs they encourage. In effect, the industry is asking its customers to patronise the equivalent of park football or fourth grade district cricket and to bet on them.

However, they are about to get another poke in the eye. Revenue is at stake this time.

Tabcorp is excited about new ventures into its coverage of international racing, especially from Hong Kong where the season is just starting.  This comes at a time when the wagering scene is in some turmoil as tote turnover is on the decline, while local and overseas-based online bookies battle with authorities and (often) their own customers to grab a bigger slice of the action.

There is no other option but that this move will harm greyhound racing yet not a word has been heard from state authorities, much less from GAL which does not like addressing commercial matters (never mind that its members have to deal with exactly that when they get back to their home states). An already crowded racing program is about to get more so, meaning that greyhounds will get squeezed out the back.

How long can we allow this to continue? And what’s next? The Mongolian marathons are popular in some quarters. And the Kazakhstan races where team members hurl the headless body of a goat from one to the other are very traditional – it’s a bit like a cross between roller derby and horse polo. They could be slipped in between the Swedish trots and the New York gallops, about which gamblers also know absolutely nothing.

 

ON A NARROWER SCALE

There’s a funny thing about the life of a greyhound writer – some readers are happy, some hate you. Such is life. However, I should comment on a couple of matters brought up the other day.

One reader said I was right but negative in my last article (a perplexing comment?). That’s the one in which I congratulated four or five winners, including Zipping Maggie.  I am guessing about the negative bit but it might have been the comments about poor fields at The Meadows and Albion Park being an illustration of the state of the art in this country. In particular, that revolves around the fact that the nation is now running more races but with the same or fewer dogs. Along with other factors, I suggested that we could “ignore this at your peril”.  So far, that has been the attitude of racing authorities.

As always, my articles are fact-based and then often accompanied by opinion or suggestions. Preferably, people who don’t agree should put forward their interpretations so we can get a good balance, but rarely does that happen so you are stuck with me.

Another comment came from someone – apparently a trainer – who suggested I needed to get a dog and a lead and learn properly myself. Now this would be a big mistake, even if I wanted to (and I don’t).  A lifetime of brushing shoulders with trainers tells me that most have very strong opinions but rarely do they ever go into print, which means it’s hard to know what everybody is thinking. Even the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry brought out just a handful.

Anyway, were I to go down that road, I would then become less independent and less inclined to properly evaluate another trainer’s performances. Now, I rarely talk about individual people as such but I do comment on their dogs and what they do. That’s my job.

Two more things: first, having been in the greyhound writing caper for 20 years or so, I must have pointed out a hundred times or more in various articles that the industry’s two greatest assets are its top dogs and the skills of its better trainers.  The problem is that the industry is not taking full advantage of those assets. Second, I cannot claim to represent any one group but if I have a bias it would be towards the serious punter group. They are the people who pay everybody’s wages. They are also the source, potentially, of increased prize money. Consequently, they are more than entitled to express their opinions. In fact, it should be compulsory.

A mix of positive and negative will therefore continue as and when necessary and as supervised by the editor. By all means, keep count if you want to. But please write in, preferably with reasons for your views – there is plenty of space after each article or on the CONTACT section of the website.

Angle Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 18th 2014

Sportingbet is offering ARG readers with an exclusive $700 free bet. With such a big night of racing at Angle Park tonight the time is now to take advantage.

 

Race No. 1Emmsee Sportswear 82681155 Stake…7:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YODA BALE753330.21Tony Rasmussen
2VICTA BROOKE336529.77Ronald Schadow
3DANYO’S LUKE134429.92Colin Swain
4COSMIC WISE541330.51Jeffrey Britton
5SADIE’S GUESS6216NBTKim Johnstone
6DYNA QUISTIS318530.00Wendy Matcott
7ROCK DOMINATION422230.12Joseph Briffa
8YICHE312229.99Angela Modra
9RED TIN136630.06Robin Harnas
10WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott

Cosmic Wise comes here with strong Vic form and if she gains a clear run early she should win. Sadie’s Guess scored an impressive 30.69 Cannington win two runs back and she can burn along early. Yiche is best of the local hopes.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 4,5/1,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Handy Can Rubbish Stake Cta Divi…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STORM ALLEN532230.55Wendy Matcott
2KRAKOW MCLAREN151130.09Donald Foster
3TOP GUN MCBAIN165230.80Todd Kelly
4SPARE WHEEL833230.48Roger Harris
5LONG GULLY MARK221430.11Paula Hearnden
6SNIPER SKILLS577630.29Leanne Fagan
7BRONCO BALE631630.50Wendy Matcott
8YOUNG GUN MCBAIN341230.32Todd Kelly
9DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott
10POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan

Krakow McLaren is airborne at present and he beat a smart type when scoring here last week in 30.20, he should lead all the way again. Long Gully Mark is well graded and he too has been racing in great form. Bronco Bale was unlucky in a heat of the derby last week and he can atone tonight.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Krakow McLaren

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

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Gsm Property Management Mixed St…7:55 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PANDORA’S SIN212135.21Wendy Matcott
2HE’S A VILLIAN116335.21Lisa Rasmussen
3SPRING AMANDA122835.17Wendy Matcott
4DOONA BALE365635.10Tony Rasmussen
6STOP SCRAMMIN’426435.42Petar Jovanovic
7GENGHIS KAHN133234.85Kathleen Johnstone
8PIERO5658NBTRobert Isaacson

Genghis Kahn has turned in some enormous performances here over 515m recently and tonight he is perfectly drawn and he steps back up to his favourite trip. Spring Amanda can ping to the early lead and she should give a great sight. Pandora’s Sin is racing well and she is drawn to be thereabouts.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 7/1,2,3/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Peak 24 Fitness And Pt Stake Cta…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WREX BALE622330.08Wendy Matcott
2VELOCITY DAFF343230.09Kim Johnstone
3ABSOLUTE BOSS242130.11Robyn Mackellar
4JUNTA BALE136430.00Lisa Rasmussen
5GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
6WAVE JOCKEY664230.01Leanne Fagan
7BIG ZAP612429.65Troy Murray
8LIFESTYLE LAD187129.97Petar Jovanovic
9MAX ROCKS663830.14Kevin Murnane
10LYRICAL ALLEN6486NBTWendy Matcott

Big Zap has been pinging the lids of late and from his suitable wide draw he should make every post a winner, this is a big drop in class for him and there should be no excuses. George Again hasn’t had a lot of luck recently and he can show improvement at good odds. Wrex Bale just needs luck to feature.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Big Zap

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

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

 

Race No. 5Jim’s Electrical – 131 546 Free …8:38 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY SURF531243.26Paula Hearnden
2PSYCHOTIC GOLD113143.13Petar Jovanovic
3HUSKY DREAMER336443.19John Gale
4VICTA VICTORIA433143.44Ronald Schadow
5TOKEN MCLAREN115X42.89Donald Foster
6INFINITE WISH5636NBTAngela Langton
7DEFIB DARYL242543.26Petar Jovanovic
8SHEZA TEN233243.56Petar Jovanovic

Token McLaren recently represented SA in the National Distance Championship and he should return to the winners list tonight. Psychotic Gold has won 10 of 16 over this journey but she has been racing very flat of late. Infinite Wish has enough talent to cause a boil over.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Token McLaren

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

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

 

Race No. 6Macro Meats Grade 4 Series H Cta…8:58 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER EVENT827529.98Laurence Cahalan
2ALLEN ILLEM271729.81Tony Rasmussen
3SENNI TONY256129.91Colin Swain
4COOL GUINNESS511529.90Kirin Corby
5LUKEY DEEZ135329.87Troy Murray
6SHIMMERING HOOD455130.16Kevin Murnane
7GALILEE SPIRIT821129.62Robert Isaacson
8DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes
9BRENT BALE885230.66Wendy Matcott

Dakota Premier is well placed in the pink box and he should be much better for the run here last week when he was first up from a short spell. Galilee Spirit smashed his rivals when scoring here last week in 29.92. Allen Illem can run home into a place.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dakota Premier

Trifecta: 7,8/7,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Goodwood Baseball’s 125th Mixed …9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KALDEN KAPONE882629.67Troy Murray
2SPORTING TEARS576129.85Steve Meimetis
3MEPUNGA ARMAGH343730.74Jeffrey Britton
4NEBULA221529.78Lauren Harris
6WILD SOUL171129.79Kim Johnstone
7CAIRNLEA LAYLA611229.44Robyn Mackellar
8SIDNEY’S SHADOW651329.56Cameron Butcher

Mepunga Armagh never got a look in here last week and if he can step a little better tonight he should be able to lead early and prove too classy for these. Wild Soul continually finds a way to win and he will be suited by the empty draw underneath. Cairnlea Layla is a massive chance if she gets across.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

Trifecta: 3/6,7,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIND WHISTLER212129.82Angela Langton
2ALLEN ICARUS346229.96Steven Collins
3ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
4DYNA ALCHEMIST111229.70Steven Collins
5LANNISTER512229.97Troy Murray
6DYNA OSTRANDER115230.13Jenny Hunt
7TEXAS TITAN343129.77Jeffrey Britton
8IVA VISION118129.68Peter Young
9DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
10DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes

Iva Vision turned in an excellent performance to score here last week in 29.68 and he appears better suited from the pink draw tonight. Aston Kane should lead for a long way and he has a terrific record here having won eight of nine. Wind Whistler will be charging home into a place. Texas Titan could be the surprise packet, he will go around at over the odds but he was super impressive in his heat.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Iva Vision

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

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

 

Race No. 9Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…10:05 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY FICELLE8866NBTKathleen Johnstone
2JACKO LANKAN647335.38Petar Jovanovic
3STUZZICHINO225235.32Petar Jovanovic
4VICTA SCOTT385535.10Ronald Schadow
5JOJA STAN424235.31Graeme Stirling
6ANIMATE132235.25Lester Harris
7SET THE SCENE2718NBTLaurence Cahalan
8CRASH DOOLEY312135.28Lisa Rasmussen

Set The Scene is stepping up to the 600m journey in SA for the first time and he really should put a space in them. Stuzzichino has been racing well of late and he can fill the quinella spot, whilst Jacko Lankan has been placed in two of four over this trip and he will be running home late.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Set The Scene

Trifecta: 7/2,3,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN KENNY721830.02Tony Rasmussen
2DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
3OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott
4SHADY DEAL7451NBTKim Johnstone
5SCREAMIN’234230.09Ben Rawlings
6BLACK BOTTLE251530.17Kathleen Johnstone
7KISAI BLADE331829.95Petar Jovanovic
8FLYING BALE736629.97Lisa Rasmussen
9WOODSIDE JAGGER144430.04Graham Smith
10MADIBA MAGIC378830.83Paul Fagan

Flying Bale is well drawn out wide and he has been racing in much stronger company of late, with a clean getaway he should run a big race at value. Screamin’ was far from disgraced when placed here last week and she is overdue for another win.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flying Bale

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 8/1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Only At The Dogs Stake Cta Divis…10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA MOTLEY232630.23Wendy Matcott
2KNUCKLE BOOM116230.48Leanne Fagan
3KARA ROTO635430.67Todd Kelly
4IRISH MIDGE273230.26Kirin Corby
5BILLIE ROCK186530.37Alan Randall
6ONE WINTA218630.62Micheal Delorenzo
7VELOCITY SAPHIRE643230.40Kim Johnstone
8MISATO BALE434130.51Wendy Matcott
9POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan
10DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott

Dyna Motley looks well placed in the red and after being placed in six of his past eight starts, he is bursting to break through. With some luck early he should make light work of this lot. Misato Bale has the speed to lead and he hung on for a solid win here on Monday. Irish Midge is rarely far away and she should get plenty of space in the first 50m of the race.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Motley

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

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

 

Best Bet:
Race 9: Set The Scene

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Bronco Bale

Albion Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 18th 2014

Tonight at Albion Park is about taking on Tom Waterhouse with his $250 free bet offer. Good luck and good punting!

Best Bet:
Race 8: Rose Of Galo

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Give Me Class

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,3 – Leg 2: 2,4,5 – Leg 3: 2,4,5,6 – Leg 4: 7 – $36 for 100%

 

Race No. 1A Team Stud Rq Young Guns Bne 52…6:43 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BRADLEY BENZ322429.99Geoffrey Uhrhane
2HAPPY HASWELL112229.95Reg Kay
3GARRANGAY DUK812230.10Joanne Martin
4FAST NOODLE113230.15Barry Morris
5STARTIN’ MONDAY454430.48Margaret Quarrell
6COSMIC BOSS857230.24Ron Ball
7BULL TITAN342130.07Raymond Burman
8MR. HOPPINS336130.41Amy O’reilly
9MARLIN SLAYER2425NBTSteven Boody

Happy Haswell is all class and he has been racing in fantastic form at Ipswich recently. If he can reproduce his slick 29.95 PB here, he should score quite comfortably. Bradley Benz has the good draw and he recorded a brilliant placing here two runs back, whilst Fast Noodle can feature with a clear run initially.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Happy Haswell

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

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

 

Race No. 2Sky Racing Rq Young Guns Bne 520…7:02 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KNIGHTS TEMPLAR244230.26Amy O’reilly
2DUTCH STRYKER221830.05Raymond Burman
3CALIFORNIAN DUDE523530.22Paul Mcilveen
4SKUZI111130.34Tony Apap
5MADDIARNA114X30.31Sandra Hunt
6TEAR AWAY SIZE121129.86Reg Kay
7CYCLONE CLIFFORD233630.34Mark Saal
8DREAM RIVER31X830.10Troy Okamura
9MARLIN SLAYER2425NBTSteven Boody

Tearaway Size will be short odds but she should get the cash with an ounce of luck early. She has won her past two at Ipswich with the most recent being in a dazzling 30.35. Dutch Stryker should fill the quinella spot, he can ping the lids at times and he recently won here in a smart 30.05.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3The-a-team.com.au Rq Young Guns …7:22 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GUNSPEED513130.06Shane Ellis
2MISTER TO US411129.99Terrence Auckram
3WILD WRIGHTX13129.97Tony Brett
4SUPER VELO214729.90Sandra Hunt
5TITAN ASH223430.32Raymond Burman
6GIVE ME CLASS125430.27Deborah Arnold
7LEO’S WISH457830.08Peter Young
8BLUE HOUDINI564531.16Amy O’reilly
9MARLIN SLAYER2425NBTSteven Boody

Going for some value with Give Me Class, stormed home at Ipswich last time after finding bother and I think he can run a big race at nice odds. Gunspeed led all the way here last time in 30.06 and he should give a great sight again. Mister To Us is a huge talent and he will be steaming home late.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Each Way: Give Me Class

Trifecta: 1,2,6/1,2,6/Field ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 4Tattsbet.com Rq Young Guns Bne 5…7:41 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FEMME JOLIE476730.20Jan Warner
2PIKELET518529.88Ron Ball
3GRIM CREEPER141129.86Thomas Noble
4JAYDEN LASS14130.24Raymond Burman
5VELOCITY SPICE131229.82Peter Wilson
6IRON MAJOR1113NBTRenald Attard
7FLASH HOUDINI1352NBTAmy O’reilly
8JACKSON’S DAY211130.03Margaret Quarrell
9MARLIN SLAYER2425NBTSteven Boody

Jackson’s Day looks well placed in the pink and he has won his past three starts in brilliant style, Velocity Spice was a blistering 29.82 winner here two runs back and if she pings the lids she will be a major player. Grim Creeper will start favourite and is a chance but he does like to run wide and he will need luck in the first 50m.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Jackson’s Day

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

 

Race No. 5Garrard’s Horse And Hound8:05 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KNAVE222435.07Marilyn Johnson
2CAPTAIN CES3441NBTThomas Noble
3GOLFING AMY511X34.94John Pollock
4ZIPPING REX3211NBTGary Friend
5FLICK PASS712134.99Ron Ball
6OBAMMA LASS556335.72John Reimer
7WHITE HORNET178235.17Raymond Burman
8RAIN STREAM524335.04Robert Handyside
9SPRING COLARADO243735.21Colin Byers
10DARK BLAST5466NBTThomas Noble

Golfing Amy has scored two sub 35 second wins here recently and with a clean getaway she should score again, she has won five of 14 over this trip and she is well graded. Captain Ces powered to the line in his 30.07 win here over 520m and he should race well over the longer trip.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Golfing Amy

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

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Radley Bale @ The A Team8:25 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BILL’S FANTASY733329.93William Elson
2PLACID PLANET721129.62Tony Brett
3OUTA TEMPO114230.16Peter Ruetschi
4SEVEN STRAIGHT413130.01Jeff Cumming
5FUSAICHI KAHN212229.88Glenda Dart
6LE SIRENUSE21X130.06Tom Tzouvelis
7YOU SAY SO266130.09Peter Ruetschi
8COIN OF PHRASE173429.80Colin Byers
9TEE BRADY146730.09Tom Tzouvelis
10DULCIE DEE775629.95Edith Hancock

Fusaichi Kahn has been placed in six of his past eight and with a clear run in the first 50m he can salute at nice odds. Placid Planet is airborne at present but he is better suited to a wider draw. Outa Tempo could run a cheeky race at big odds.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fusaichi Kahn

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

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

 

Race No. 7A Team Stud Lightning Bne 331 F8:44 PM
OPEN event over 331 metres at Albion park Of $7,800 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,460 2nd: $1,560 3rd: $780.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ELANORA BEACH214118.96Glenda Dart
2EYE DEAL511118.87Colin Byers
3BLACK FONIC661119.01Glenda Dart
4BANC DE KAHN111118.87Glenda Dart
5STICKS ROSE HI121118.94Trevor Thompson
6MINER’S MOSS31X118.72Mathew Reid
7PAWS DOWN144118.98Alex Green
8GEMMA DUAL112119.08John Reimer
9WONG SIZE SUZIE162218.99Cynthia Suttle
10GLORIA TRICK321219.00Trevor Wilson

Banc De Kahn has won four of five over this trip and her 5.03 to the first marker was the fastest of all of tonight’s finalists. Sticks Rose Hi has dazzling mid race pace and she can feature with some luck early. Miner’s Moss broke the record here last week but he will find this a little more difficult from box six.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Banc De Kahn and Sticks Rose Hi

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

 

Race No. 8Big Dog Racing Supplements9:08 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $6,900 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,830 2nd: $1,380 3rd: $690.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WINGED ELITE148330.02John Hutchinson
2CYNDIE’S SPECIAL222629.88William Elson
3JETTA’S GIRL612329.79Tony Brett
4HONEY BOUQUET574729.94John Conlon
5NOT HELD113629.90Shane Ellis
6CHARIOT’S OFFIAH631529.77Ross Ogden
7ROSE OF GALO311129.99Albert Kennewell
8YOU CAN TALK146629.94Peter Ruetschi

Rose Of Galo should find the early lead like normal and it’s hard to see her being reeled in after she just demolished a class line-up in the NSW Futurity. Chariot’s Offiah was a sizzling 29.86 winner here two runs back and he can ping the lids on occasions.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rose Of Galo

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

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

 

Race No. 9Fear Zafonic @ The A Team9:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KING ELLIOT328230.21Reg Hazelgrove
2LULU’S LAD756229.97Ron Ball
3HAWKO’S MISTAKE368329.94John Edwards
4ALL YOU CAN643430.18Peter Ruetschi
5FANCY STICHESX81330.00Reg Hazelgrove
6RAILROAD ROCKET471630.11Barry Morris
7ARE ATE414130.20Rachel Scott
8LOVE KILLS336329.91Brian Partridge
9GAMAH’S WONDER586130.42Owen Kunde
10MELODY SERENADE533330.05Lyndall Massey

Are Ate set the track alight at Ipswich last time with a dominant 25.02 win and a similar effort tonight would see him score from his favourable wide draw. Lulu’s Lad was desperately unlucky here last week and he can go one better, King Elliot is drawn to be prominent for a long way.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Are Ate

Trifecta: 1,2,7/1,2,7/1,2,4,5,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Macro Meats Gourmet Game9:52 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1OUTBACK HERO362330.15John Geoghegan
2BLUE DEN245130.32John Reimer
3SUPER VISION464330.27Peter Young
4WINDFALL232130.45Peter Cauchi
5LATE SHOW ANGEL466330.46Darren Titmarsh
6TWEED CHIC758129.87Mark Johnston
7STRONG STANLEY1631NBTReg Hazelgrove
8JANDINELLE215230.40Keiron Butler
9MINNIE JAYDA811630.59Cary Grant
10JOHNATHAN’S HOPE412430.08John Pollock

Tweed Chic finally returned to form with a strong 30.26 win here last time and this race doesn’t appear to be much stronger. Strong Stanley has great 431m Ipswich form and he can lead for a long way. Jandinelle continues to improve and she can show blistering early speed in her races.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 6,7,8/1,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

2014 Group Three SA Derby Final Preview

Thursday night showcases another night of Group Three racing in South Australia with the final of the SA Derby to be run and won at Angle Park.

The $25,000 to-the-winner event has been taken out in recent years by Turanza Bale (2008) (sire of super-star Xylia Allen), Dyna Forte (2009), Walter Bale (2010), Yowyeh (2011), Spud Regis (2012) and last year’s winner Ernie Bung Arrow.

Queenslander Iva Vision (8) has qualified the fastest for the 2014 final and will be relying heavily on his perfect record out of box eight. He may have trouble crossing this field as there is a bit of pace on the inside with the likes of Allen Icarus (2) and Aston Kane (3). A few strong types will be looking to feature, such as Dyna Ostrander (6), Texas Titan (7) and Wind Whistler (1). They all need luck early to do their best work at the end.

The improver appears to be Dyna Alchemist (4), who got to the lead last week but was just grabbed by Iva Vision. The Collins kennel has noted that he should be improved off that run. Lannister (5) looks to have a challenge ahead of him as he has had just the two wins coming into this final.

The race is schedule to jump at 9:41pm. Here’s a look at each of the greyhound’s in the final and the Centrebet fixed odds market:

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Wind Whistler
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Partnership
Prizemoney
$28,760
Last 10 Starts
3231722121
27 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Seminole
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,250 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 7 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Trainer) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Wind Whistler is in a better position near the fence.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 29.82 4.58 4.58
Box 2
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Allen Icarus
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$6,130
Last 10 Starts
2141713462
25 Months Brindle Dog by Dyna Tron - Olivia Allen
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $323 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 3 5 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
16% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “We are probably expecting the same sort of performance from him. He will benefit from a look at the track and he is a young, consistent chaser that gives 100% all the time. He could run a cheeky place.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.96 4.39 4.39
Box 3
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Aston Kane
Trainer
Raymond Murray
Owner
Raymond Borda
Prizemoney
$15,280
Last 10 Starts
3124132621
25 Months Black Dog by El Galo - Aston Elite
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $955 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 14 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
88% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 8 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – This exciting chaser is a real live-chance. He led last week for a dominant 29.78 victory. He is a winner of eight races from nine starts at the track and is a good beginner. This is his first real test to see if he can mix it in the higher grades.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 29.78 4.41 4.44
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Dyna Alchemist
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$29,155
Last 10 Starts
2236251112
26 Months Black Dog by Superman - Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,944 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “I expect a lot from him this week. He came into the heats underdone and he had not seen the track. He will be better for the run last week and better for a look at the track. He can begin and he goes straight so the draw shouldn’t be a worry for him.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.70 4.43 4.43
Box 5
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Lannister
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
G Harris, M Bruggeman, A Robertson
Prizemoney
$3,870
Last 10 Starts
X2251251222
30 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Cool Keepsake
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $430 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 4 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – He has just the two wins from nine starts but has been placed on seven occasions. He has just the one win at Angle Park from seven attempts. He will find this just a bit too tough from the draw.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.97 30.03 4.50 4.50
Box 6
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Ostrander
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$38,775
Last 10 Starts
2165111152
28 Months Black Dog by Heston Bale - Dyna Panama
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,615 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 8 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
Comments: ARG opinion is - He won four in a row around Victorian tracks before being unplaced at Sale and then finishing second in his heat behind Texas Titan. He had box eight last week and after finding early trouble, worked himself into the race well. He obviously has the ability but the draw hasn’t been kind to him. He has had seven goes from box six for just one victory.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.77 4.63 4.63
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$25,785
Last 10 Starts
1312853431
26 Months Black Dog by Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Fair Running MIddle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,517 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Texas Titan does want to use the track but he will be a fair way off the track out in box seven.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.77 29.77 4.62 4.62
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.90
Heat Replay
Iva Vision
Trainer
Peter Young
Owner
Conlon Miller Young Partnership
Prizemoney
$26,665
Last 10 Starts
4121111181
30 Months Black Bitch by Ivan Brown - Visualization
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,905 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 9 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
64% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is - Based on last week’s run and his form from a wide draw, Iva Vision looks the one to beat. He was the fastest heat qualifier and has really taken to Angle Park.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.68 29.68 4.59 4.59
1st Res
Race Odds
$23.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Chaser
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$5,215
Last 10 Starts
6183433233
27 Months Light Fawn Dog by Superman - Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $307 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 3 1 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has just the three wins from 15 starts and will struggle to feature if he gets a start.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.04 4.57 4.57
2nd Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
Dakota Premier
Trainer
Colin Simes
Owner
L Simes, K Stagg, N Farley
Prizemoney
$19,705
Last 10 Starts
1141121453
28 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Dakota Bird
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,095 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 12 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has a great record at the track with 10 wins from 13 starts. He ran an average race last week and will need to show a bit more pace if he is to factor in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 30.09 4.41 4.55

Aston Kane SA’s Best Hope In Group Three SA Derby

The Group Three South Australian Derby is just around the corner. While the final is dominated by Victorian trained dogs, there is a chance that the Derby title will stay in South Australia.

The locally trained dogs in Thursday night’s final are Lannister and Aston Kane. Lannister, a youngster by Premier Fantasy and Cool Keepsake (Big Daddy Cool – Corrumbene Lass), has had just the nine starts for two wins and seven placings. He has been consistent and to his credit, has made a Group Three final. Lannister is trained by Lewiston based trainer Troy Murray. He looks to be up against it in this race as he has drawn in the middle of the field and is surrounded by some very talented chasers.

Another Murray, in the form of Ray, trains one of the hot chances, Aston Kane. Ray Murray is based at Reeves Plains and has a few handy greyhounds in his kennel including Aston Thomas (20 from 52), Caramel Flirt (10 from 37) and Dashing Canute (4 from 6). Aston Kane has been outstanding in his short career, with the El Galo and Aston Elite (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) dog clocking up 14 wins from 16 starts. With the good draw, he is in this race up to his ears and represents a big chance of keeping the Derby title in SA hands.

Another chaser in the field with a South Australian connection is Texas Titan, who is locally owned by Nathan Wilson.

The Jeff Britton trained Texas Titan is a brother to another Wilson owned star in Oakvale Destiny, the winner of last week’s Group Three SA Oaks. Texas Titan and Oakvale Destiny form part of the Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter that the Wilson-Trowbridge Racing syndicate bred in 2012.

Some more flavour to add to the race is that this will be the second-time the Langton/Britton partnership will be looking to take out both the SA Oaks and SA Derby in the same year. They achieved this feat back in 2011 with Mepunga Nicky and Yowyeh. “We have done it once already and we are hoping to do it again”, Langton told ARG.

The race is scheduled to jump at 9:41pm (SA time). Be sure to check out ARG’s full final preview that includes comments from some of the trainers and an analysis of each greyhound’s chances.

This Week In Racing History

SEPTEMBER
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Dutchy’s Angel took out the 2000 Traralgon Cup by a head from Trousers with Hotshow Ben third. The Tom Dailly-trained sprinter collected $16,000 for the victory.

Cape Hawke set a new track record for 515 metres at Sandown in 2011, running 29.13 to clip 2/100ths off the previous mark set by Heston Bale just two days earlier.

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Busy’s Chief won the 1976 NSW Country Championship, run over 580 yards at Wentworth Park. From box eight, Busy’s Chief won by three lengths from Sunset Lodge in a fair 31.35.
On the same night, Olympic Thunder won the Metropolitan Cup over 790 yards by four lengths, also from box eight.

The Larry Procopio-owned and trained stayer What’s New won the 2004 Chairman’s Cup (720 metres, Wentworth Park) defeating Resigned by three-quarters of a length with Victorian Arvo’s Athena just a neck away third.

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The first night meeting was held at the Bulli greyhound track, in 1952.

Bristol Sue took out the 1974 Adelaide Cup from Prince Arthur and Melwood. The brilliant bitch gave trainer Doug Payne a record of three wins in the three runnings of the premier sprint held in South Australia. He would have to wait 15 years before winning his fourth and last Adelaide Cup (with Kuriarkin in 1989).

Rooney ran a new race record time of 23.80 in taking out the 2006 Warragul St Leger for trainer Darren McDonald.

Keeko Bale won the 2008 Traralgon Cup by just almost seven lengths from Velocette, running a new race record 29.46

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Red Zero scored by a whopping eight lengths in the 1969 final of the National Sprint Championship, run over 500 yards at Harold Park. The local hope defeated star stayer Busy’s Charm with Queensland sprinter Pied Rebel third and the brilliant Benjamin John fourth. Red Zero earned $6,000 for the victory.

Jesse Bale took out the 2007 Dapto Leagues Club Maiden (formerly known as the Dapto Maiden Thousand), defeating Leroy Brown and Double Trouble in a fair 30.20 to collect the $15,000 first prize money.

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The Jim Ward-trained Maggiore became the last undefeated greyhound to race at Harold Park before the track closed forever when he scored by five lengths over 457 metres there in 1987. Maggiore took his record to six starts for six wins and was unbeaten in three races at Harold Park.

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Queensland hope Dancing Gamble scored a brilliant victory in the 1988 National Sprint Championship final, run over 558 metres at the Gabba. Exiting box two, Dancing Gamble defeated fellow Queenslander Daring Coup by three-quarters of a length with NSW star See Yah a similar margin away third. There was controversy after the race when it was found that See Yah’s trainer had neglected to remove the greyhound’s collar prior to loading him into the boxes and See Yah had competed in the race with his collar still on.

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The Geoff Watt-trained speedster Benny McGrath won the 1972 Singleton Classic (then called the Daphne Smith Memorial Classic), run over 466 metres. Benny McGrath defeated Harold Park specialist El Gazelle by a length with Grand Metal third.

Western Australia registered its first victory in a National Sprint Championship when local hero Mister Toewyte took out the 1978 final, run over 512 metres at Angle Park. Mister Toewyte defeated NSW representative Sole Force with Victorian Ella’s Champion third.

Bogie Leigh set a new track record time of 29.48 for 520 metres at Lismore in 2003.

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