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Rebecca Watson Disqualified For 18 Months

RWWA Stewards today completed their inquiry with respect to Greyhound Trainer Miss Rebecca Watson arising from the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the presence of 61 greyhounds at a Nambeelup Park kennel property, the persons associated with these greyhounds and the actions and associations of registered persons with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry.

The inquiry had 3 previous sittings on 26 June, 10 and 31 July 2014, where evidence was taken from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly, Deputy Chief Steward Mr Paul Searle, Ms Rebecca Watson, Mr Kody Charles, Mr Larry Valenti, Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Glen Price and Mr Dan Biddle. Ms Linda Hulsinga and Mr Graham Berry were also called to the inquiry.

At a hearing on 31 July 2014, Miss Watson was found guilty to two under GAR 86 (ah) in that she associated with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by relocating greyhounds discovered at the property at Nambeelup by Stewards on 9 April 2014.

Miss Watson pleaded guilty to a third charge under Rule 136 relating to relocating 16 of COSMIC RUMBLE/KIP DYNAMITE PUPS to the property in question prior to the litter being ear-branded and micro-chipped without the consent of the Controlling Body.

In considering an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account, amongst other things;

– Miss Watson’s previous record and personal circumstances
– The seriousness and circumstances of the offences
– Her level of involvement with respect to the relocation of the greyhounds concerned in relation to Charges 1 and 2
– The need for deterrence both general and specific

In relation to the two charges under GAR86 (ah) Stewards imposed a disqualification of eighteen (18) months. In relation to the charge under Rule 136, Stewards imposed a disqualification of nine (9) months.

All penalties are to be served concurrently.

Inquiries in relation to charges issued to Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Kody Charles, Ms Linda Hulsinga, Mr Glen Price, and Mr Graham Berry arising from this matter are currently in progress.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 20th 2014

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Bogie Yates

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hanson Jedd

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

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

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Arabian Oracle

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST
20

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

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

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

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

22
Maggiore commenced what would be an impressive early career by winning his first start for trainer Jim Ward, scoring by two lengths up the 366 metres straight at Wyong in 1987.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 Group Three Dapto Maiden Semi-Finals Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are Ate Dominates 2014 Group Three Townsville Cup Heats

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

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

Heat One

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

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

Heat Two

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

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

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

Heat Three

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

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

Heat Four

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

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

Heat Five

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

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

Heat Six

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

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

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

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

McDonald And Britton Double Up At Lang Lang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe racing and happy travels to you all.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 19th 2014

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

 

Ipswich

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Surf Abit

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

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

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

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

 

Gawler

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

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

 

All-Up

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Huge Prizemoney Increases For Queensland Greyhound Racing Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 18th 2014

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

Angle Park

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

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

The Sacrifices Of The Greyhound Opposition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glen Price Fined $750 In The Graham Berry Inquiry

RWWA Stewards today completed their inquiry with respect to Greyhound Trainer Mr Glen Price arising from the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the presence of 61 greyhounds at a Nambeelup Park kennel property, the persons associated with these greyhounds and the actions and associations of registered persons with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry.

The inquiry had 2 previous sittings on 26 June and 10 July where evidence was taken from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly, Deputy Chief Steward Mr Paul Searle, Ms Rebecca Watson, Mr Kody Charles, Mr Larry Valenti, Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Glen Price and Mr Dan Biddle. Ms Linda Hulsinga and Mr Graham Berry were also called to the inquiry.

After considering the evidence various charges have been issued against Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Dan Biddle, Mr Kody Charles, Ms Linda Hulsinga, Mr Glen Price, Ms Rebecca Watson and Mr Graham Berry. The inquiry is currently progressing to hear each respective case in due course.

At a hearing on 31 July 2014, Mr Price pleaded guilty to a single charge. The charge was issued under GAR 86(o) with the offence being that Mr Price omitted to advise RWWA that a racing greyhound under his care and control, had been removed from his kennels and was then discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014 at the premises of disqualified person Mr Graham Berry, which was considered negligent.

A fine of $750 was imposed.

In considering an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account, amongst other things;

– Mr Price’s previous record and assistance to the inquiry
– The seriousness of the offence
– Mr Price’s current status and personal circumstances
– The circumstances surrounding the commission of the offences
– That Mr Price was not responsible for placing the greyhound at the Nambeelup property

Dan Biddle Disqualified For Nine Months And Fined $1000

RWWA Stewards yesterday issued their decision with respect to penalty in relation to Greyhound Trainer Mr Dan Biddle arising from the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the presence of 61 greyhounds at a Nambeelup Park kennel property, the persons associated with these greyhounds and the actions and associations of registered persons with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry.

The inquiry had 2 previous sittings on 26 June and 10 July where evidence was taken from RWWA Principal Investigator Mr Phil O’Reilly, Deputy Chief Steward Mr Paul Searle, Ms Rebecca Watson, Mr Kody Charles, Mr Larry Valenti, Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Glen Price and Mr Dan Biddle. Ms Linda Hulsinga and Mr Graham Berry were also called to the inquiry.

After considering the evidence various charges have been issued against Mr Tim Mullany, Mr Dan Biddle, Mr Kody Charles, Ms Linda Hulsinga, Mr Glen Price, Ms Rebecca Watson and Mr Graham Berry. The inquiry is currently progressing to hear each respective case in due course.

At a hearing on 24 July 2014, Mr Biddle pleaded guilty to three charges. Two charges were under GAR 86 (ah) in that Mr Biddle associated with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing. The third charge was under GAR 86 (d) in that he made a false and misleading statement on a Notification for Whelping for the BLACK WOLF/SHAMBI GEM litter lodged with RWWA on 24 March 2014.

In relation to the two charges under GAR 86 (ah), Mr Biddle was disqualified for nine (9) months for each offence. In relation to the third charge under GAR 86 (d), a fine of $1000 was imposed.

In considering an appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account, amongst other things;

– Mr Biddle’s previous record
– The seriousness of all offences
– Mr Biddle current status and personal circumstances
– The circumstances surrounding the commission of the offences
– The need for both general and specific deterrence
– The periods of disqualification are to be served concurrently and took effect as of the issue of the decision yesterday.

In view of the circumstances of this case and that charge three was in relation to a number of puppies having been relocated to the care and control of a disqualified person prior to ear branding and micro chipping taking place, the Stewards acting under Rule 138 (5) have directed that all puppies from the BLACK WOLF x SHAMBI GEM litter whelped on 10 March 2014 will be subject to DNA fingerprint analysis for the purpose of ascertaining the correct parentage of each greyhound which must be completed within 3 months from yesterday’s decision.

Linda Britton Pair Will Represent WA In National Sprint Final

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Distance box draw is as follows:

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

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

Michael Hooper Receives $250 Suspended Fine

Greyhound Racing NSW stewards conducted a hearing on Friday, 8 August 2014 into a charge against trainer Michael Hooper under GAR 86 (f) (iii) of having published comments in a Facebook posting on Monday, 7 July 2014, which was deemed by stewards to be improper.

Submissions were taken by Mr Hooper, who pleaded guilty to the charge and was subsequently fined $250, with the penalty wholly suspended for six months on the provision that Mr Hooper has no further breaches under the same rule within that period.

In considering penalty, stewards took into account Mr Hooper’s guilty plea, his honest and forthright presentation at the hearing, his demonstrated contrition and subsequent removal of the post. Stewards also took into account Mr Hooper’s previous record in relation to conduct matters across 21 years of licensing, his industry involvement and several industry references.

Stewards also considered the impact that such matters may have upon the image of the greyhound racing industry and the need to establish a general deterrent of low tolerance of such behaviour, which potentially could adversely impact the industry.

Mr Hooper was advised of his rights of appeal.

Report Delayed Again And Trainers Unhappy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEWER WORDS, MORE FACTS, PLEASE

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

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

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

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 17th 2014

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

 

Gawler

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dee Dee Corsair

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

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

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

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

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

All Up

Race 3: My Names Tom to Place

Race 4: Cairnlea Layla to Win

Race 5: Time For War to Win

Race 6: Big Dingo to Win

Race 7: Dee Dee Corsair to win

Race 9: Avid Tyson Each Way

 

Warrnambool

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Peggie

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

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

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

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

Jay Schafer Fined $2500 For Positive Swab

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

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

GAR 83 (2) (a) reads:

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

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

Mr Schafer pleaded guilty to the charge.

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

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

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

Mr Schafer was advised of his appeal rights.

Peter Roy Fined $1500 For Meloxicam Positive

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

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

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

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

Mr Roy pleaded guilty to the charge.

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

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

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

Mr Roy was advised of his appeal rights.

Additional ARG Information

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

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 16th 2014

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

Best Roughie:
Race 6: Funky Chicken

Quaddie:
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Race No. 1Tabrewards.com.au7:18 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Jens and All In Ky

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Sultans Hot Rod Club7:57 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Sisco Rage

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Ruff Cut Diamond and Lady Goldenpaw

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Echelonic Action

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Silver Brodie

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Sky Racing10:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

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

Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 16th 2014

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Inner City

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xtreme Knocka

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Angel

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

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

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Miss Sueko

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Each Way My Awesome Opal

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

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,5,7

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hougenie

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rue De Kahn

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Swan’s Mavis

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

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

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Jump The Queue Chasing National Glory For Charity In WA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reserves

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

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

WA National Distance Final Preview

In just his second start over the 715 metre distance, Obama Keeping will line up against WA’s best stayers for a chance to represent his state in the 2014 National Distance Final held next week at Cannington.

The Terry Erenshaw trained middle distance, turned stayer, finished second behind Reverberate from box three in last week’s heat of the WA National Distance Championship. The black dog stuck on Reverberate’s tail, even snatching the lead at one point, but failed to hold on finishing second in his first start over the distance.

With a 700 metre run under his belt, the son of Bekim Bale – Beth Keeping will be better for it as he begins his campaign to become a seasoned stayer against the states best distance dogs.

“You’re never confident with any dog, you expect the worst and hope for the best.” Trainer Terry Erenshaw explained when asked about how he expected his chaser to go first up over the distance.

“I thought he would have been able to stick with Reverberate but he couldn’t, she dropped him off pretty swiftly.”

Drawing box eight in a final with talent coming from just about every box Obama Keeping will have pull out something special if he is to represent the state next week.

“It’s good to have the dog in the race but he isn’t up to the standard. He will shine another day and I am proud to have him in the race.”

“There are plenty of races for this dog, just not this one. But he did a marvellous job to get there.”

“At the moment he can’t compete with seasoned stayers, especially at this level and it would be naive to think otherwise.”

Obama Keeping has had just 23 starts for seven wins and six minor placing’s. If he takes to the 700 metre distance as easily as he did with the 600 he looks to have a bright future ahead of him in the staying ranks.

As for this weeks deciding final, Erenshaw finds it hard to pick the winner out of Reverberate, Ash Flash and Bingle Monelli.

“If Reverberate and Bingle Monelli want to bounce each other around they are going to make the race for something else coming from behind and the only dog coming from behind would be Ash Flash. Then Ash Flash may have trouble getting through the race.”

Despite the high standard of talent that will be arriving on WA soil in the next few days, with the likes of Sweet It Is and Xylia Allen, Erenshaw still believes that a WA dog could take out the National Distance series because of the home ground advantage.

At 9.07pm, the guesswork will stop and the greyhounds will do what they do best, run. The $14,500 to the winner will pale in comparison to the spot in the $75,000 final earned for the following week. All prices are from the current Sportingbet fixed odds market.

Bingle Monelli for trainer David Hobby has received box one and is set to start the race paying $3.60. The daughter of Collision – Joanne Monelli loves the cherry box, producing seven wins from 10 starts and that may prove to be the advantage she needs to win the race.

Flight Of Anevay has drawn box two for trainer Kody Charles and is at long odds to take out the race ($31.00). Last week she finished third in her best performance over the distance to date, this week she will find it hard with an abundance of talent throughout the field. She will probably have to look for her first win over the distance against easier company.

Wing It Appeal for young trainer James Jefferies is a sneaky $21.00 chance from box three. The daughter of Head Bound – Twinkle Appeal has been consistent in the staying ranks at Cannington with 11 starts for eight wins. She loves to use a bit of the track which causes her to do a lot more work then she needs to do.

Reveberate has drawn box four for trainer Linda Britton and will start around $3.10 to take out the race. She has been in great form and in her last 14 starts over the 715 she has been a picture of consistency, never finishing any worse than third place. If she is to take out this race she will need Ash Flash to find trouble behind so that she doesn’t have him on her tail to potentially run over her on the line.

Freeway Ace for trainer Keith Harding will start the race paying around $31. The WA bred dog has been around the staying ranks for a while. The brindle chaser stepped down in distance to the 530 then had a week off before running in the heats last week. Improvement should be eminent with a run over the 700 under his belt.

Mullet Hunter has drawn box six for Ben Abercrombie and is currently paying $11.00 for the win. This bitch is new over the staying ranks with just four starts to her name for one win and one minor placing. She is a fast beginner and that should see her around the lead most of the way despite jumping from box six. If she is caught out in front alone and there is trouble behind she may just hold on to claim the victory.

Ash Flash will start as $2.10 favourite for trainer Paul Stuart out of box seven. It doesn’t matter what box this freakish bitch receives because she is going to be near last out of the boxes. Her come from behind style although entertaining can be cause for concern if there is trouble in front of her. In saying that she is very strong and has been able to manoeuvre throughout the field to win on nine out of 14 occasions over the staying journey.

Obama Keeping is jumping from box eight and is set to pay around $23 to take out the race. He is another dog that could find himself in the lead early, being only his second run over the distance there will still be more room for improvement so its expected that he will tire towards the line.

Reserves

Free Candy for trainer Steve Withers was unlucky not to make it through last week and she is yet to win over the 700 from her three starts. Her run last week was impressive, she was faced with a few interferences and looked to hit the line stronger than before. It’s only a matter of time before the Oaks winner salutes over the staying journey.

Houdini Monelli for David Hobby is the second reserve. Last week he looked mid race as though he could challenge the leading Reverberate and Obama Keeping but instead tired towards the line just holding onto finish fourth. If he was to get a start, he will need to gather a decent lead if he is to take out the race.

Winsome Prince Charges Into Dapto Maiden Semi Finals

Cranebrook trainer Melinda Finn returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in 2014 with Winsome Prince, who was ultra-impressive in a heat of the Group Three Dapto Maiden Series.

Starting at skinny odds of $1.90, the beautifully bred son of Barcia Bale and Winsome Shiraz stepped beautifully from the four alley and accelerated away to score by seven and a half lengths in a flying time of 29.77. The 36kg heavyweight is now the firm favourite heading into next week’s semi-finals and will have plenty of supports after a superb debut. Doozy and Restless Heart filled the minor placings, whilst Bedlam Bridge finished fourth.

A talented first heat saw Julie Fletcher’s Whittaker the $1.70 favourite, closely followed by Jason Mackay’s talented youngster Zipping Saxton. After a poor start, and plenty of interference, Whittaker found the rails heading into the back straight and zoomed past his rivals, saluting by fourteen lengths in a fast 29.86. The son of Milldean Panther and Mrs Trickett recorded the fastest run home of the night clocking 12.42 and will only need some luck early on to be a huge threat next week. Zipping Saxton finished strongly after finding early trouble, with Get Out Claws and So Far the other semi-final qualifiers.

Paua Explosion stepped out in heat two as the $2.40 favourite, however faded in the latter stages to finish fourth. After a good start, Owen Langley’s Debbie’s Prince prevailed by a length and a half over the fast-finishing Diablo’s Secret, with early leader Bronco’s Prance running third. The son of Magic Sprite and Nimbastic recorded 30.25 on the clock and looks set to improve for next week.

Anthony Azzopardi led out the $1.80 favourite in heat three, with Topper Road all the rage exiting from box eight. Stepping beautifully from the wide draw the son of Oaks Road and Uno Emi was never headed in a 30.08 performance, saluting by nine and a quarter lengths. Mr. Emgrand for Luke Azzopardi finished second, whilst Zipping Jacob ran third. Charlees Jackpot finished in fourth to qualify for next week.

Steve White’s Paua To Escape stepped out as the $2.30 favourite in a wide-open fourth heat, with Cleaning Money and It Happened also well supported by punters. The beautifully bred Cleaning Money by El Grand Senor and Clay Model stepped beautifully from box two and led all the way in 30.20 for trainer Gary Adams. Paua To Escape balanced up after striking trouble early on to finish second and It Happened placed third. Avatar Princess finished fourth for Matthew Wotton to qualify for next week.

There were plenty of strong chances in heat five, with Talking Fancy and Kiddie Cuts made equal favourites, with Martin Clegg also in the market. Outsider Fast Country was best away from box four, with Colt Rocket in second place heading into the back straight. The Amy Bennett trained chaser was two strong at the finish, saluting by four and three quarter lengths in a time of 30.27.

Mark Gatt blooded a newcomer in heat seven with Jett Setter, who was made the $2.60 favourite from box five. After finding trouble early on he was no match for Dean Swain’s Ella Has Class, who began quickly from box three and held off early challengers to score by two and three quarter lengths in 30.21. The daughter of Bekim Bale and Bralyn Ella showed good early signs on debut and look for improvement on the clock next week. Second favourite Dragon Emgrand gave Luke Azzopardi his fifth qualifier for next week’s semi finals and Heard ‘em Say finished fourth.

Master Shot started as the red-hot favourite in the eighth and final heat for trainer Dave Pringle and made punters extremely nervous early on after missing the jump and finding a heap of trouble. Mark Gatt’s Encapsulate skipped away down the back, before the son of Brett Lee and Midnight Movie charged home to salute by two and a half lengths in 30.20. Encapsulate held on to finish second and Unbroken ran third. Nifty Reign finished in fourth and will take his place in the semi-finals next week.

Next week’s semi-finals will decide which eight finalists will be vying for a first prize of $25,000 in the final.

Tabcorp Hedging Its Bets

Following falls in normal TAB business in 2013/14 Tabcorp is looking to increase the proportion of betting done via smartphones and the like, particularly in respect to in-play bets which are currently available only through phone or personal contact. Overall, digital betting rose 18.2% to $2.9 billion during the year.

CEO David Attenborough wants to see punters wandering around ClubTabs and PubTabs furiously thumbing their I-Pads and the like as the field heads up the back straight. TAB licensees would be pleased as the extra business (assuming they get the credit) would help with the economics of running their facilities, and also make their venues more valuable in the long term.

Last year retail betting volumes fell 4.9% in Victoria and 1.2% in NSW, which would have been offset by the increasing Fixed Odds business where the company saw a 37% rise in revenue (the turnover figure was not stated).

The benefits of in-play betting for greyhound races are dubious due to the short time frames involved. In fact, how Tabcorp’s price assessors might operate is also a mystery given the huge advantages accruing to leaders. It would be practical only for longer galloping and harness races.

It would be far more helpful to see TABs set up decent “bookmaking” facilities under their Fixed Odds banner, where punitive books of 130% or so are now the norm. More so as genuine bookmaking is almost a lost art in greyhound racing, certainly at most TAB tracks.

A breakdown of Tabcorp’s racing turnover shows NSW with $3,819 million and Victoria with $2,762 million. Its Luxbet “bookmaking” subsidiary in the Northern Territory showed almost no increase.

However, the declining importance of tote betting places even more pressure on the need to create a national betting pool, particularly for greyhound racing which suffers from too many tiny and unworkable local pools. Both state Treasurers (in taxes) and racing authorities (in commissions) have much to gain due to their higher takes from traditional betting forms.

Added to that is the relatively poor performance of the betting exchange Betfair, which is struggling to maintain a level. So much so that James Packer’s interests have now bought out the British parent’s half of the action. His future strategies are unknown but he has shown a long term preference for gaming rather than wagering, unlike his late father.

This is a pity as the concept of a betting exchange provides a significant alternative to traditional means of betting. That’s worth its weight in gold at a time when genuine bookmakers are becoming thin on the ground.

A CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE

If you get one bad apple, how can you be sure there are not more in the bag?

Readers may be amazed to learn that reporter Natalie O’Brien from Fairfax has just won a media award for environmental investigations (not related to racing this time). O’Brien was responsible for a series of heavily biased reports on greyhound racing around the time of the establishment of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry. Some of those reports extensively quoted dissenting comments by Inquiry deputy chairman Dr John Kaye MLC (Greens) who has himself been side-lined by his fellow members for his lopsided views.

Both these people have clearly indicated they just don’t like greyhound racing. No special reason, they just don’t like it. Well, that’s their right.

O’Brien’s articles occurred around the time of the strongly slanted and poorly researched ABC TV program about greyhound “abuses” on the 7:30 Report. And, while O’Brien’s articles purported to be “reporting”, in practice their limited views should have placed them under an “Opinion” heading. Clearly the paper’s management is not very observant. Or perhaps they just don’t understand racing.

All have since been discredited by the Inquiry, which reported favourably on the care and dedication of greyhound participants. However, it was critical of the code’s administration. A final report on the financial outlook for greyhound racing is due very soon.

In my view, the lack of balanced reporting in the (now) left-leaning Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC means consumers should take anything they say with a grain of salt. I don’t trust either, and nor do many learned observers far more competent than me. For the moment, I am continuing with my SMH subscription only to keep track of what is going on and because I like to get their crosswords and football commentary.

Meantime, although it is a year since this kerfuffle emerged, no action has been seen from racing authorities to better inform the general public about the industry or the greyhound breed. Our leaders seem to think that if they keep punching out media releases which are read only by industry insiders that all will be well. That will not happen. The public will never come to us – we have to go to them.

Let’s take the words out of Hilary Clinton’s mouth. In an interview on America’s future, reported by the Wall Street Journal and The Australian she advised, “We should take pride in ourselves and make our case to the world. We don’t even tell our story very well.” Exactly.

As for awards, many of these appear to be insiders applauding other insiders. All very nice but hardly objective.

DESIGN TO ELIMINATE CROWDING

At Sandown in race 10 yesterday stewards thought fit to mention that “Sky Fighter crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Yakamov Bale, Kerrigan Bale, Eliza Blanche, Sisco Good, Zipping Snoopy, Dr. Don”.

Well, technically, there is a grain of truth in that, but not much more. Sky Fighter is not a crasher and did not crash on this occasion. It simply moved gradually across to the rail, leading by the time it got to the judge.

What really generated all the interference, and there was plenty, was Kerrigan Bale (1) moving out immediately after the jump, thereby inconveniencing favourite Eliza Blanche (2) and generally squeezing up the field. Therefore it appeared that Sky Fighter did more damage than it was really responsible for.

The point about this is not just to pin-prick the stewards’ words (although they could have done better) but to emphasise how important it is to devise ways of designing tracks so that dogs are encouraged to stay further apart. That may not change anything either of these two dogs did but it may help the rest of them.

As a further illustration, in two other races the inside squeezing led to two very good gallopers but moderate beginners from box 8 being able to whizz around the field on the first turn to record really smart times (Allen Deed, R8 and Shot To Bits, R12). Both deserved to win but other runners were denied a similar chance. The fix? Not entirely sure but Hobart may offer a few clues.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview August 15th 2014

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

 

Ipswich

Race No. 7Greg Sternberg Vet Surgeon5:49 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $900 2nd: $250 3rd: $125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1IPSWICH MELODY556730.98Lancelot Waldon
2YOU ESS MARSHALL411631.18Cyril Wilson
3NINJA TOUCH865531.42Mick Campbell
9YA ACE YA374831.10John Judd
5OHIYESA627530.46Deborah Arnold
6GET AROUND HIM5651NBTGrant Fennelly
7DASHING COURTNEY547530.88Lancelot Waldon
8CREDIT ACE656231.09Bob Adams

I think we can find some value in this event with the Brian Kutner trained Bogie Ruler. He has been sparingly raced to date and he returned from a six week layoff to be placed here on Tuesday. On that occasion he didn’t seem too comfortable with dogs on his outside, but tonight from the middle he should get some more galloping room and I think he can get the job done at good odds. You Ess Marshall is likely to start favourite and based on his two recent wins here he appears to be the main danger. He should settle on the speed but I don’t think he can go with Bogie ruler mid race. Get Around Him is the only other winning hope, he has the class edge but I would prefer him drawn closer to the fence.

PLEASE NOTE BOGIE RULER SCRATCHED.

Top Four: 4 – 2 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 2,4,6/2,4,5,6/2,4,5,6,7 ($27 for 100%)

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

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

Best Value:
Race 9: Gemma Duel

 

Wentworth Park

Race No. 5Gosford – City F8:40 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,330 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,300 2nd: $700 3rd: $330.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC PRINCESS451230.89Carly Brown
2SASS4X33NBTAnthony Duggan
3RAY MAN4452NBTEvelyn Harris
4ALAN’S KIDZ214130.05Robert Barnden
5SPIRIT TO EXCEL233129.96Anthony Callaghan
6JESSICA MACY143530.82Michael Bonser
7TINA’S DISPLAY8472NBTEvelyn Harris
8SHOWROOM4634NBTPeter Lagogiane
9MASTER TRICKETT857530.52Jill Harper
10SAMBUCA SIYAN835831.12Frank Cini

Appears to be only two genuine winning chances in this event but I’m very keen on the surprisingly well drawn Spirit To Excel. With the speedy Alan’s Kidz drawn directly underneath he should get a perfect cart across as they head into the first bend and I would then expect him to put a space in them off the back straight. Alan’s Kidz has won two races here of late and on both occasions he has shown blistering early speed. He should lead again tonight and he should have enough in the tank to hold on for the quinella spot. Ray Man and Showroom look to be the best of the rest. I don’t think they are good enough to win but they can run into a place.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Spirit To Excel

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

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

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

Exacta: 4,5/3,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Community Fund

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 4,5 – Leg 2: 1,3 – Leg 3: 1,2,5 – Leg 4: 1,8 – $24 for 100%

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST
13

Tara Princess won the inaugural Laurels Classic, in 1964. The Syd Barrett-trained bitch ran the 555 yards trip at Sandown Park in 31.44.

Spread Eagled lived up to his name as he took out the 1990 Anniversary Trophy (Olympic Park, 511 metres) by four lengths from the smart Eureka Man, overcoming box five.

14
Marcy Maree won a maiden stake at Moree over 453 yards from box one in 1971, at the age of just 10 months. She was believed to be the youngest chaser to ever win a race at a licensed meeting.

Track specialist Footmark defeated Maria’s Mystery, another local star, in a match race run over 684 metres at Maitland in 1974.

Irinka Barbie notched her 14th victory (from only 21 attempts) over 720 metres at Wentworth Park, in 2004. This equalled the record of 14 wins at the 720 metres trip on the loam surface at the track, set by Pearl Larrcki. It would prove to be her last distance win at the Sydney course. The race was a heat of the NSW division of the National Distance Championship. Irinka Barbie would finish second to Classy Customer in the final the following week.

Knocka Norris defeated Made To Size by nine lengths to win the 2008 National Sprint Championship Queensland State Final for trainer Reg Kay.

15
William Charles won the 1988 Anniversary Trophy, run over 511 metres at Olympic Park. Trained by Graeme Bate, William Charles scored by three-quarters of a length from The Earbrander with Terminal Time a head away third.

16
Mantra Lad equalled the track record of 42.28 for 725 metres at The Meadows when taking out the 2008 National Distance Championship Victorian State Final by six and a half lengths.

17
Montana Jet equalled the track record of 27.0 over 500 yards at Temora in 1957, notching her fifth win in six career starts. She was just 13 months old.

Saki Dasher ploughed through the heavy track to take out the 1970 Anniversary Trophy final over 800 yards at Olympic Park, scoring by three and a half lengths for owner-trainer Randall Hutchinson.

18
Karen Janet won the 1998 Australian Airlines Sprint Trophy, run over 511 metres at Olympic Park. She scored by just half a length from the smart Bright Judge. Future Melbourne Cup winner Speedy Mick was fifth.

19
Punters staged a demonstration against the judges decision after the running of the Harold Park Stake (660 yards) in 1933. Odds-on favourite Footlight Flashes had fought the eventual winner Veassa in the home straight, going down officially by a neck. Stewards later barred Footlight Flashes from future races, so he was taken to Victoria and went on to win the 1933 Melbourne Cup.

Ascapella Miss scored by 13 lengths over 749 metres at Gawler in 1974, running a new track record time of 45.20.

At the Gabba in 1976, Joy Of Salome was engaged in a race when she was tackled by a young male as the field swept onto the home turn. Joy Of Salome, a 14/1 ($15.00) chance, was running sixth at the time. The man wrestled her to the ground. A number of spectators converged on the man but police arrested him first and took him from the ground. Stewards ordered all bets be paid after viewing film of the race and determining the result had not been affected by the incident.

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 14th 2014

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

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

Best Bet: Bet up at Sportingbet on Mepunga Hayley with your $700 free bet.
Race 7: Mepunga Hayley

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Dynamo’s Gift

 

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown Final7:07 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HESTIA BALE (NSW)[5]5130.05(1)M Delbridge (Balliang)
2SMOKEM JIMMY (NSW)[5]3129.99(3)S Jones (Orange)
3LISTER BALE (NSW)[5]130.05(2)M Delbridge (Balliang)
4QUASI BALE (NSW)[M]3NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5OUR SPOTTY [M]56723NBTG Watts (Lara)
6WHY NOT LISA [M]2NBTG Carter (Devon Meadows)
7UNTHER BALE (NSW)[M]2NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
8PROVEN BOLT [M]52222NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)

Very open race to start the night but the well bred Smokem Jimmy looked very impressive when scoring here last week in 29.99. On that occasion he stepped cleanly and went past the first marker in a more than handy 5.15, if he can reproduce that type of effort he should be able to hold the early lead again. He appeared to get a little tired in the run home last week so I would expect him to hit the line a little better tonight.

Hestia Bale scored a convincing 30.05 heat win from this draw and she should make an impact again. She has been well supported in her two runs to date and I would expect her to show continual improvement with each run. Lister Bale scored well on debut and he went through the first bend in a zippy 5.12, that type of run would see him settle in the top two tonight and if he can avoid trouble at the first bend he should be thereabouts at the business end. Unther Bale and Proven Bolt both have enough ability to cause a boil over as well, so very tough race to kick off and it’s worth looking for over’s.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Follow Us @sandowndogs7:26 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

1KILTAH MAGIC (QLD)[5]5111329.53(4)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2TROPICAL OASIS [5]5126829.97(6)B Dapiran (Northwood)
3CONQUER FEAR [5]1825129.88(1)G Howell (Pearcedale)
4BUNGA BUNGA [5]6272129.74(2)J Greenough (Pearcedale)
5VEETEE SAHARRAH [5]21281FSHP Anderton (Devon Meadows)
6DYNA KEITARO (NSW)[5]3118129.73(1)T Womann (Lara)
7PHENOM BALE (NSW)[5]32438NBTT Womann (Lara)
8MY BABY PORSCHA [5]23122NBTC Cortese (Hampton Park)

Kiltah Magic has come up with the gun draw and she announced herself as a future star when scoring here in a sizzling 29.53 last month. She isn’t the best beginner but she does possess a fairly good turn of foot, so if she can get away on terms she should have sufficient speed to punch through and lead. There are a couple of handy types in this event but I don’t think they will be able to reel her in when she is running sub 29.50 on the bunny.

I’m a massive fan of Conquer Fear and I believe that once he really learns how to race he will be a major player in much stronger races than this. He has a solid 29.88 PB here but he is capable of going a lot quicker and if he gets the breaks at the right times he may salute at nice odds. Veetee Saharrah caught the eye with a slick 30.16 Cranbourne win last week and she too is a real up and comer. This is clearly her toughest test to date but if she finds herself in the top two as they head for the back straight she will be looking to make a huge impact. Dyna Keitaro has won three of five impressively and despite the awkward draw he must be kept safe.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Facebook.com/sandowndogs7:44 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

1GORHAM BALE (NSW)[5]1221329.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
2HETALIA BALE (NSW)[5]31126NBTT Womann (Lara)
3MISS PENGUIN [5]6147229.76(6)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
4LAGOON MYTYE (NSW)[5]11624NBTT Reid (Yuroke)
5STAKER’S CHIN [5]1533129.50(8)B Harper (Seaspray)
6SING FOR ME [5]61821NBTM Repia (Long Gully)
7LONESOME JETT (QLD)[5]11163NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
8DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]16554NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Gorham Bale is a highly promising chaser and I think in time he is going to be a star stayer, however at present he is flying over the sprint trip and he appears drawn to get the cash. Two starts ago he stepped cleanly and let throughout when recording a blistering 29.42 win here, obviously a repeat of that would see him win quite comfortably here. My only concern with him is that he does like to race middle to wide through the turns and with the pace drawn out wide he may just need a little luck as they approach the bend.

Lonesome Jett is blessed with a scintillating turn of foot and although she was beaten here on the weekend, I believe she will be a lot better for the run. In her brief career to date she has recorded some very quick wins on the provincial circuit and I think she is good enough to run a strong 500m. Staker’s Chin scored a commanding 30.50 Cranbourne win last start and he has won here previously in a very zippy 29.50, so with some luck in running he should be able to make an impact. Of the others, Dyna Zod has been a little disappointing since winning a heat of the Group One Maturity Classic but with a clear run early he may be able to regain some confidence.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/5,7,8/4,5,6,7,8 ($12 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Opteon Property Final8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BAHAMA BAY [4]6113129.70(1)A Britton (Lara)
2DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[4]1651129.71(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
3OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]1326129.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
4TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[4]1166129.55(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5PAPPA GALLO [4]2211429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)
6CLASSY BOY [5]2522229.60(2)J Thorpe (Arthurs Creek)
7ASTRONOMIC (WA)[4]5211129.61(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
8WIND WHISTLER [4]2323129.49(8)A Langton (Anakie)

Astronomic is racing in rare form at present and with his blistering early speed he is going to prove very hard to hold out. After scoring two sub 30 second wins at The Meadows, he followed that up with an all the way 29.61 win here. In his past five starts his first sectionals have consistently been around the 5.10 mark and that type of effort would just about see him cross to the early lead tonight. This race is probably the strongest race he has contested but he can run time on the lure and he appears to be getting better with every run.

Dyna Ostrander is a star in the making and he turned in a monster effort to score a 29.71 heat win. On that occasion he bombed the start and he had to work overtime to get into contention but he was still good enough to score. I am expecting him to step a lot better tonight and he should find himself in contention as they head for the back straight. Wind Whistler is a powerhouse stayer in the making and I would be looking for him to be charging home late in tonight’s event. I think he may get a little too far back early tonight but he should run home into a place.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Astronomic and Dyna Ostrander

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au8:28 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

1GALAHAD [5]5234F30.09(1)T Womann (Lara)
2LEKTRA BIANCA [5]2366429.91(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
3SISCO RAGE [5]22572NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]6385229.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
5VICTA BALE (NSW)[5]3545629.66(1)S Collins (Lara)
6ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[5]23443NBTS Collins (Lara)
7PELOTON BALE (NSW)[5]1323229.80(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
8DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[5]42363NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)

Duchess Bale was a tad disappointing here last week after leading but I think she should have enough speed to lead again tonight and there doesn’t appear to be too many Wind Whistlers in this event. She is yet to win here in seven starts but she has been placed in four of those runs and all of her starts here have been in strong company. The key to this race is that there is very limited early speed engaged and from the pink she will get plenty of room early and therefore she should get a very cheap lead.

Sisco Rage has been racing a tad below his best of late but he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. Box three isn’t a big disadvantage and if he can get away cleanly he should be able to get a nice sit just behind the early leaders. Peloton Bale is a huge talent but he loses too many races because of his poor box manners. From the seven box he is going to need a heap of luck but he still should be good enough to run home into a place. Galahad and Allen Malik must be included in quaddies if you are going wide in the first leg.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Duchess Bale

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,3,6,7 ($4 for 100%)

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

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

Trifecta: 3,7,8/1,3,7,8/1,3,6,7,8 ($27 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Rsn – Racing And Sport8:52 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

1SIR GAZZA [5]35416NBTR Britton (Lara)
2SONIC PETITE [4]5656842.74(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
3ZIPPING MAGGIE (NSW)[4]8285141.85(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)
4LADY TOY [5]11234NBTN Gost (Little River)
5MIMICKING (NSW)[4]8622542.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
6SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]62245NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
7NEWFIRE RILEY [5]3745342.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
8SHALL SHE ROCK [4]5314242.01(8)D Crawford (Pearcedale)

On last week’s performance it is very hard to look past the exciting Zipping Maggie. After a good getaway, she showed great early speed and assumed control soon after the start for an all the way win here last week in a sizzling 41.85. The most impressive part of that effort was that she actually went faster than the National Distance Championship State Final which was won by the champ Xylia Allen. If she begins cleanly and finds the early lead again it is very hard to see her being run down tonight.

Shall She Rock was far from disgraced when placed behind Maggie last week and although I don’t think she can turn the tables, she should be good enough to fill the quinella spot. She will be keen to find the fence early but with some luck in the first 50m she should be able to make an impact. Lady Toy will likely trail them early but she runs all day and I would expect her to pick off the stragglers in the final 100m of the race. She is a bit one paced but if the gaps open at the right times she shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Berwick Mazda9:11 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA HAYLEY [5]11123NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
2EXQUISITUS [5]2647634.27(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)
3GREYWINDS BUTCH (NSW)[5]56737FSTDT Womann (Lara)
9DYNA YORK (NSW)[5]Res.27765NBTS Collins (Lara)
5PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]2133134.35(6)J Hunt (Avalon)
6MAXIMUM LIL [5]51521FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
10CLASSIFIED MISS [5]Res.77612NBTA Warton (Elliminyt)
8MISS SOCIETY [4]2521734.47(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)

Mepunga Hayley is a gun sprinter and she should have no trouble with the rise in distance. Three starts ago she captured the Group One Maturity Classic at The Meadows in a blistering 29.79 and from the red tonight she should lead throughout. She appears to hit the line very strongly in her sprint races and if she finds the early lead and if the track is in good knick I think she can give the 34 second barrier a good nudge. She is going to be short but she looks to be a great anchor in the quaddie and take her up front in your exotic bets.

Oscura turned in a monster effort when scoring here on Sunday in 34.47, he experienced a heap of trouble in the run but he was still good enough to pick himself up and make an impact. He will most likely give Mepunga Hayley too big of a head start but he should be able to run home into the quinella spot. Penance Allen showed her best with a smart 34.35 win here last week and if she can get through the first bend relatively unscathed she should be able to run a drum.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/3,4,5/3,4,5,6,7 ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:35 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BRENT BALE (NSW)[4]5726229.66(6)M Delbridge (Balliang)
2TYRONIMO [2]2546129.51(8)W Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
3HAILSTORM BILLY (NSW)[4]6223229.35(2)A Langton (Anakie)
4DYNA BETH (NSW)[2]5638429.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[2]2151429.26(5)J Hunt (Avalon)
6CRAWF’S BREAD [3]1131629.37(5)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
7HEIDI GO SEEK [4]1777329.41(3)A Langton (Anakie)
8ALLEN DEED (NSW)[3]5811229.65(4)A Dailly (Anakie)

Allen Deed scored a breathtaking 25.24 Geelong win three runs back and he appears to have returned to racing a much better sprinter. He has always been a very fast chaser but in his two Geelong wins of late he has showed a devastating turn of foot and he has made some quality chasers look second rate. From the pink tonight he is going to need a little bit of luck as they head into the first bend but if he can balance up in the top four he will take a power of beating.

Buckle Up Mason scored a smart 29.99 Meadows win two runs back and he is very reliable at box rise. He isn’t as strong as he used to be but he is still good enough to hold off most of these. Hailstorm Billy does his best racing here and he has been racing in very consistent fashion. He is likely to get a long way back in the early stages but he has terrific track sense and he should be in the mix at the business end. Dyna Beth is the smokey in the event, she was a runner up in last year’s Melbourne Cup and she is just a little down on confidence at present. If she happens to get away cleanly and lead, she can definitely show her best form and get the cash at massive odds.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Deed

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

Trifecta: 3,4,5,8/3,4,5,8/2,3,4,5,7,8 ($48 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MUMMA HOOK [4]8153629.75(1)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
2CHARMING RUMBLE (NSW)[4]1811129.72(4)H Clarke (Buln Buln)
3GIMME FUEL [4]1567729.49(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
4WHAT FOR (NSW)[4]4144429.76(2)D Fisher (Lara)
5ENNIS BALE (NSW)[4]1512129.68(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
6SOHO RHYTHM [4]3651529.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
7SKINNY VINNIE [4]3127729.57(2)R Britton (Lara)
9DR. DES [4]Res.1675629.57(6)W Mcmahon (Darriman)

Gimme Fuel has been unlucky/disappointing in his past few runs but tonight he finds himself in one of the weakest races he has contested for a while. There is a fair bit of early speed drawn on his inside and if he can step away cleanly I would expect him to sit just outside the leaders or lob just behind them on the fence. If he avoids trouble he should take over mid race and then career away as they head for home.

Mumma Hook doesn’t run a strong 500m but from the red I would expect her to punch through and lead early. She has won here in a solid 29.75 previously and if there is some shuffling behind her she may just steal the prize. Soho Rhythm charged home to score here in 29.64 two runs back and she isn’t too badly drawn out wide. Jordan Allen is more than capable but he can be a very hard dog to follow, from the pink I have my doubts as to whether or not he will be able to cross early.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gimme Fuel

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

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

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

Exacta: 1,3/1,3,6,8 ($6 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

1KERRIGAN BALE (NSW)[5]1372329.48(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
2ELIZA BLANCHE (QLD)[5]2811129.59(1)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3SISCO GOOD [5]53234NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
4ZIPPING SNOOPY (NSW)[5]17174NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
5DR. DON [5]51114NBTW Mcmahon (Darriman)
6YAKAMOV BALE (NSW)[5]62251NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
7SKY FIGHTER (NSW)[5]4616329.74(1)I Dann (Whitelaw)
8DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]74672NBTS Collins (Lara)

Extremely difficult race and with Eliza Blanche expected to start very short I think we can find some value. Yakamov Bale finally broke through at Cranbourne the other night in a solid 30.53 and I think he can back to back. On that occasion he settled second and as they passed the back straight he idled up to the leader and put pay to him very quickly. The manner in which he hit the line was quite impressive and with a couple of keen railers drawn underneath tonight, he should find himself very close to the early lead again and he may just prove too strong.

Zipping Snoopy can be hard to follow at times but there is no doubting that he has a heap of ability. Three starts ago he beat Eliza Blanche at The Meadows and I think he will be good value again tonight. He would need to settle in the top two to win but he does have a great turn of foot soon after box rise and I can see him finding the early lead with a clean get away. Obviously Eliza Blanche is a great chance but at Sandown on Sunday she appeared to show a flat spot mid race when scoring in easier class, tonight in better company she can’t afford to lose too much ground mid race.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Yakamov Bale and Zipping Snoopy

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

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

Trifecta: 2,4,6/1,2,4,6/1,2,4,5,6,8 ($36 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

1LAMIA BALE (NSW)[5]21683NBTS Collins (Lara)
2GROOVE GIRL [5]3142129.52(5)L Delbridge (Balliang)
3ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]12245NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
4TURBINE [5]5522229.78(8)J Torr (Myers Flat)
5TRULY LOYAL [5]73314NBTD Fisher (Lara)
6DYNAMO’S GIFT [5]7861329.46(5)R Darby (Drysdale)
7GRAND FAITH [5]8418229.49(4)P Dapiran (Northwood)
8CALL ME SCARY [5]1266429.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

Grand Faith was far from disgraced when placed here last week and with some luck early he should be able to go one better. He is armed with an explosive turn of foot and three starts ago he smashed a smart field when scoring at Shepparton in 25.38. He tends to do his best racing from wide draws and if he can reproduce his sizzling 29.49 PB here he will take a power of beating.

Lamia Bale has had little luck since winning a semi final of the Group One Maturity Classic at The Meadows in 30 flat last month and she is drawn to show improvement. There isn’t a whole heap of early speed drawn outside of her, so she should get a clear run into the first bend. Dynamo’s Gift is very fast on his night and if given a clear run initially he has the ability to score, from box six he will need everything to go his way but if he goes around at big odds he is worth a saver bet. Turbine rounds out the winning hopes, he has been placed in his past three starts and he should be thereabouts again.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Grand Faith and Dynamo’s Gift

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

Exacta: 1,6,7/1,4,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/1,4,6/1,2,3,4,6 ($12 for 100%)

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Sonic Pirate turned in a monster effort when placed here on Sunday behind gun sprinter Eliza Blanche. On that occasion he pinged the lids and led Eliza Blanche for most of the trip and he was only gunned down in the shadows of the past. If he can reproduce a similar performance tonight he will definitely give them something to catch at nice odds.

Shot To Bits is a freakish talent and he only needs to get through the first bend without too much trouble to make his presence felt. He has been slow to begin in his past two starts but he has powered home to go down narrowly in fast times, with an ounce of luck he will definitely feature. Erza Allen is another promising chaser she must be respected based on her recent 30.18 Meadows win, her 5.05 to the first marker was super impressive and that type of effort would see her just about lead tonight.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sonic Pirate

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

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

Trifecta: 6,8/5,6,7,8/1,4,5,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 14th 2014

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Race 2: Spicy Peppa

Best Roughie:
Race 5: He’s A Villain

 

Race No. 1Tony Schultz Stake Cta Division17:10 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ABSOLUTE BOSS832130.11Robyn Mackellar
2BOGIE PRINCE381329.83Ben Rawlings
3VICTA BROOKE523229.77Ronald Schadow
4YICHE411130.06Angela Modra
5GILBERT ALLEN743430.00Lisa Rasmussen
6DANYO’S LUKE741429.92Colin Swain
7PRINCESS TEE242529.87Oswald Chegia
8MAX ROCKS216630.14Kevin Murnane
9SPOT GOES RACING646129.94Petar Jovanovic
10VELOCITY BREEZE136730.03Kim Johnstone

Princess Tee has been a little costly of late but I’m willing to give her one more chance. She is perfectly drawn out wide and two starts ago she turned in a monster performance when placed behind Max Rocks. Absolute Boss was a smart 30.11 winner on Monday and he is drawn to play a major role again. Yiche should settle on the speed also and he is in career best form.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Princess Tee

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

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

 

Race No. 2Blake’s Crossing Vet Surgery Juv…7:35 PM
JUV event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEADLY CAPER6661NBTRobert Isaacson
2HASHTAG HARRY443230.37Todd Kelly
3ROSES IN SPRING7NBTRaymond Burgess
4TASER MCBAIN133530.32Todd Kelly
5ALDERLEY REFORM5X1130.00Terrance Cahalan
6SPICY PEPPA11130.03Cameron Butcher
7DYNA MOTLEY234230.32Wendy Matcott
8YOUNG GUN MCBAIN755130.41Todd Kelly

Quality race for a juvenile and looks to be a match race between Alderley Reform and Spicy Peppa. I’m giving the nod to Spicy Peppa, she has won her first three starts in great fashion and her first sectionals are very impressive. Alderley Reform beat the talent Gun Mcbain two weeks in a row here recently and with some luck initially he will be in the finish again. Dyna Motley is another promising type and he can run home into a placing.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Spicy Peppa

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

Trifecta: 5,6/5,6,7/Field ($24 for 100%)

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISATO BALE526630.92Wendy Matcott
2CHILLI IN WHITE434330.22Desmond Hockley
3MADISON MCLAREN115530.27Helen Foster
4TALKALOT TEARS621830.18Steve Meimetis
5LITTLE DAKOTA144229.88Colin Simes
6FOOTLUCE DIVA371129.81Kenneth Trowbridge
7GRANDE TO EXCEL422530.01George Rehmann
8SUSHI BALE535430.46Lisa Rasmussen
9MISS ICY ROSIE264730.43Steve Meimetis

Grande To Excel finds himself in a race which lacks a lot of early speed and if he can getaway cleanly he should be able to get a very cheap lead, the last 30m is a concern but he may just steal the prize. Footluce Diva set the track alight with a sizzling 29.81 win here recently and she only needs an ounce of luck, whilst Little Dakota recorded a top placing here last week after two months off and he should be much better for that run.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 5,6,7/5,6,7/2,5,6,7 ($12 For 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Angle Park Vet Clinic – Greg Moo…8:14 PM
FFA event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $4,800 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,360 2nd: $960 3rd: $480.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VICTA SCOTT713835.10Ronald Schadow
2GENGHIS KAHN544734.85Kathleen Johnstone
4CAMOUFLAGE MODEL341335.71Steven Brook
5STUZZICHINO754135.54Petar Jovanovic
7JACKO LANKAN533635.63Petar Jovanovic
8PANDORA’S SIN642135.35Wendy Matcott

Genghis Kahn is dropping back to his favourite trip and he should be suited by the smaller field. He will be looking to get wide early but once he balances up he should be able to put them to the sword. Camouflage Model should ping to the early lead and she was far from disgraced when placed at Gawler over 643m last time, whilst Pandora’s Sin is never far away over this journey.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Quinella: 2,4

 

Race No. 5Gapsa Birthday Celebration Stake…8:38 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIREGRASS774335.19Ben Rawlings
2ULTIMATE LIDDELL657435.96Dean Decrea
3CORRINE CORRINA511335.32Kenneth Trowbridge
4DOONA BALE484435.10Tony Rasmussen
5DYNA GRAY153735.23Lisa Rasmussen
6HE’S A VILLIAN523735.70Lisa Rasmussen
7AS IT GOES163234.92Oswald Chegia
8WHO DE PUNK536535.05Walter Harkins

Wiregrass appears drawn to find the early lead and she finds herself in the weakest event she has contested for a while. Her last effort when placed here over 515m was impressive and she indicated she would be better suited to this journey. He’s A Villain is one the unluckiest chasers in work and if he can get through the first bend he should impact the scoreboard.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wiregrass

Trifecta: 1/3,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,6/1,3,6,7/1,3,4,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 6Bucket O’beef Stake Cta Division…8:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1OMAR BALE543529.97Wendy Matcott
2BIG MICK DEE326229.98Lisa Rasmussen
3VELOCITY DAFF625330.09Kim Johnstone
4KALDEN KOSTELLO621430.04Troy Murray
5SENNI TONY326629.91Colin Swain
6SCREAMIN’253730.28Ben Rawlings
7VALLADARES111129.75Lauren Harris
8VICTA MERRILL358230.33Ronald Schadow
9FANCY FICELLE468830.16Kathleen Johnstone
10WOODSIDE JAGGER755430.04Graham Smith

Kalden Kostello scored a commanding 30.04 win here recently and he should have no trouble finding the early lead tonight. He should be around the $4.00 mark and that appears to be great value. Valladares is racing in dazzling style and obviously he would win with a clear run, however he does bomb the start in his races and may find himself posted wide for most of the trip. Screamin’ struggles to win at present but she has the ability to cause a boilover.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kalden Kostello

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Wine Wise Stake Cta Division19:22 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KALDEN BALERION225229.75Troy Murray
2YODA BALE241530.21Tony Rasmussen
3NEBULA152129.78Lauren Harris
4ALLEN ILLEM251629.81Tony Rasmussen
5DYNA ERWIN526129.84Wendy Matcott
6VELOCITY LYREM727130.14Kim Johnstone
7FARMEROO212529.78Robyn Mackellar
8CHARMED ASSASSIN614129.60Petar Jovanovic

Wide open affair, but I think if Kalden Balerion can get away cleanly he may just be able to lead all the way. He is better suited to a wider draw but his effort behind Wingard last week is too hard to ignore. Nebula has won eight of 13 here and he has brilliant track sense, whilst Farmeroo can make an impact if he gets a clear run early.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kalden Balerion

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Thank You – Janice Teague Mixed …9:41 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SET THE SCENEX12729.66Laurence Cahalan
2REGAL LOOPER312829.70Cameron Butcher
3SPRING AMANDA221529.59Wendy Matcott
4KALDEN GAMBINO311429.70Troy Murray
5SIDNEY’S SHADOW211329.56Cameron Butcher
6SPORTING TEARS113229.85Steve Meimetis
7WINGARD131229.71Desmond Hockley
8ENCOSTA KAHN356329.79Kathleen Johnstone
9PREMIER EVENT235129.98Laurence Cahalan

Fantastic line-up and I’ve decided to go with the early speed of Wingard. He got rolled on Monday but I think he should be able to fire to the early lead tonight and he’s a much better chaser on the bunny. Sidney’s Shadow is a gun and if she can step cleanly she will prove very hard to hold out. Sporting Tears is flying at present and he will be in the firing line throughout, whilst if Set The Scene can get to the outside without losing too much ground he may just chew them up late.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wingard and Sporting Tears

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

Exacta: 5,6,7/1,5,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Samantha Herzog Mixed Stake Cta …10:05 PM
4/5 event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PSYCHOTIC GOLD211243.13Petar Jovanovic
2SHEZA TEN777443.56Petar Jovanovic
4VICTA VICTORIA135443.84Ronald Schadow
5KAYLARIKKI432843.22Raymond Burgess
7ZARA MCLAREN323443.25Helen Foster
8DEFIB DARYL712343.26Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold was desperately unlucky in the National Distance Championship state final last week and she gets her chance to make amends tonight. From the red she should get a perfect sit early and she will prove way too strong. Defib Daryl will be suited by the smaller field and he looks the obvious quinella chance. Zara Mclaren loves racing here and she regularly fills the placings behind the two mentioned earlier.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/8/7

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

First Four: 1/8/7/4,5 ($2 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Natasha Jones And Family Stake C…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALDERLEY RIOT751830.45Terrance Cahalan
2KALDEN PLAYBOY473330.40Troy Murray
3BUGSY TAYLOR215529.95Michael Giniotis
4POP’S CASTLE342130.25Damien Smith
5CHERIA BALE863530.46Wendy Matcott
6BOGIE YATES513430.48Ben Rawlings
7LONZA’S CHARM762230.46Lester Harris
8HONKY TONK DOLL221129.82Sidney Topp
9VICTA NICOLE747730.07Ronald Schadow
10YELENA BALE154730.27Lisa Rasmussen

Honky Tonk Doll has finally put it all together having scored two brilliant wins here in a row and from the favourable pink draw she should make light work of these. Lonza’s Charm has turned in two great performances here since coming from NSW and with a clear run early she should run the quinella. Kalden Playboy is in good hands and will be better for his last start placing here when having his first look at the track.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11The Searle Family Stake Cta Divi…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 WISTA347430.16Tony Rasmussen
2SHAMUS’S ENTITY454330.58Ben Rawlings
3CUDDLETIME TEARS2157NBTSteve Meimetis
4BLACK BOTTLE131831.12Kathleen Johnstone
5AEROPLANE BOWSER435631.27Walter Harkins
6LEKTRA HEARN234730.49Wendy Matcott
7PUNISHER BALE446530.27Wendy Matcott
8KASAI WARRIOR242230.10Petar Jovanovic
9MISS ICY ROSIE264730.43Steve Meimetis

Shamus’s Entity was very unlucky here last week and finds himself in a fairly weak affair tonight. He is normally a reliable beginner and there isn’t a whole heap of speed in this event. Kasai Warrior has a fair bit on most of his rivals but will be giving them a big head start. If the gaps open at the right time he will be right in the finish.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 2,8/2,5,6,8/1,2,3,5,6,8 ($24 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,8/2,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/5,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 2 to rove with 5,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Talented Youngsters On Show At Dapto

Eight heats of the Group Three Dean Industrial Maiden Series over 520m will kick off this Thursday night at Dapto, with a juicy $25,000 up for grabs to the final winner.

Heat One:

Zipping Saxton (4) comes into this event with a blistering 29.41 performance trial at The Gardens, followed by a respectable 30.25 performance trial at Dapto last week. Trained by master mentor Jason Mackay, this beautifully bred son of Spring Gun and Agent Gibbs is undoubtedly the one to beat.

Whittaker (2) also comes into this race with outstanding performance trial form, having recorded a flying 26.34 over the 472m at Bulli last week. The Julie Fletcher trained son of Milldean Panther and Mrs Trickett’s will attract a few keen eyes from punters, making his debut over the 520m distance. Get Out Claws (3) has been consistent at the track and finished second last week in 30.51, before backing up with a Nowra third on Monday.

Heat Two:

Talented youngster Bronco Prance (8) makes his debut in this heat for trainer Peter Rodgers and has excellent trial form, with a fast 29.87 performance at Gosford earlier this month and a sub 23 effort at Richmond a month prior, clocking 22.95. Despite being drawn out wide, the daughter of Bit Chili and Good Purchase has genuine early pace to cross and lead the field.

In form trainer Steve White has a great chance in this heat with Paua Explosion (7), who trialled very well at Nowra over 365 (20.71) back in May and the only question is the step up in distance, however she would have been well schooled at the track. Cherokee Fiddle recorded a speedy time of 30.10 at the track last month and is one of the genuine chances from an ideal box draw. The Ben Mccauley trained chaser has been very consistent, placed four times from six starts and will go close to cracking his maiden in this event.

Heat Three:

Paua To Change (6) gets a chance to redeem herself after an unplaced run on debut at Bulli back in June after producing two solid trials at Goulburn coming into that race. Despite the awkward box draw, the Steve White trained daughter of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt is drawn inside a slow beginner and should get room to move early on.

Zipping Jacob (7) comes off the back of some very consistent performances in the Laurie Healion Memorial Maiden at the Gardens over the past few weeks and despite his lack of early pace, should be primed for a strong finish. Topper Road (8) debuts for trainer Anthony Azzopardi from a suitable wide draw and recorded a speedy 26.41 in his only performance trial at Bulli last week. The son of Oaks Road has good early pace and should use the box to perfection.

Heat Four:

Paua To Escape (4) is another smart greyhound from the Head Bound – Paua To Erupt litter and performance trialled at the track two weeks ago in 30.52. The Steve White trained chaser will need to overcome a poor box draw with a good start. Cleaning Money (2) was beaten convincingly in his only performance trial earlier this month at Wentworth Park, however look for solid improvement from the son of El Grand Senor and Clay Model, who should go well from an inside draw. It Happened (7) has good trial form on the board for trainer Luke Azzopardi, but will need to improve on the clock to be competitive in this affair.

Heat Five:

Julie Fletcher has another strong chance in this heat with the beautifully bred Martin Clegg (7), who comes off a 25.86 performance trial at Goulburn and looks certain to go well in this affair. The son of Fabregas and Meredith Grey only needs to cross and should record good time. Kiddie Cutts (1) has come up with the coveted red rug and notched up a solid time at Wentworth Park back in June, clocking 30.24 over the 520m. Colt Rocket (2) missed the jump and got smashed on debut during the Laurie Healion Maiden series at the Gardens; however look for the Amy Bennett trained greyhound to take full advantage of a suitable box draw.

Heat Six:

Trainer Melinda Finn debuts Winsome Prince (4) after a fast 30.12 performance trial last week and this promising sprinter is the one to beat in this race despite an awkward middle draw. The son of Barcia Bale and Winsome Shiraz should carve out smart time if he gets to the lead early on.

Ballistic Tip (3) has been impressive in both his performance trials over the short distances and will be up with the frontrunners early on. Bedlam Bridge (2) has been consistent, despite being winless after sixteen starts; however look for him to be flying home at the finish.

Heat Seven:

Mark Gatt debuts Jett Setter (5), who was impressive in clocking 30.03 last week in his only performance trial and will only need to overcome a poor box draw to be a threat in this heat. Dragon Emgrand (2) recorded a solid time of 31.15 over the 535m at Richmond back in June and will be another one to watch out of the Luke Azzopardi kennel. Ella Has Class (3) produced a solid 30.30 performance in a trial last week at The Gardens and showed decent pace in the early stages to warrant respect.

Heat Eight:

Master Shot (8) blew his rivals away in both performance trials at Bathurst, carving out a brilliant time of 25.31. The beautifully bred son of Brett Lee and Midnight Movie will be prepared to perfection by trainer Dave Pringle and should get a nice cart across from the wide draw. Encapsulate (1) is another promising youngster from the Mark Gatt kennel and despite only recording a time of 30.66, is drawn perfectly on the inside to produce a good performance. Unbroken (2) is also drawn well close to the rails and can improve on his trial form. The regally bred son of Brett Lee and Stylish Scene will make his race debut for trainer Majella Ferguson and should run a cheeky race.

The first four placegetters of each heat will move through to next week’s semi finals, with heat one set to jump at 7.29pm.

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