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Brooke And Jamie Ennis Set For A Double Delight

Brooke and Jamie Ennis are set to have a big weekend.

The top-line training duo are on the crest of a winning wave and could well add another two Group race wins to their impressive list of accomplishments this Sunday.

The Ennis kennel will rug up the favourite in both the Canberra and Healesville Cups, the latter of which they have two runners engaged.

Jamie Ennis told ARG that it is a good time of year to be racing and described how fortunate he is to have a kennel choc-full of talent.

“Us trainers are a bit spoilt for choice this time of year with the amount of races to choose from,” Ennis told ARG.

“Brooke and I are probably even more lucky that it’s not only these three dogs that we have who can run in Group races, so you have to really sit down and map out what is best for the dogs.”

The Canberra Cup final will feature their star My Bro Fabio, who warmed up for the $25,000 to-the-winner event by setting a new track record in the nation’s capital last Sunday.

Ennis says he believes the greyhound had well and truly earned the achievement.

“I was glad he could finally put a performance like that on the board last week. I know everybody has heard me say that he is the fastest dog I’ve had and that he has put some great performances in around The Meadows in heats and stuff like that, but it is great for him to finally get a track record.”

“I’d hate to think what sort of times he might be running in the middle of summer when the surfaces are a little bit harder.”

Ennis says the Canberra Cup campaign was something that the pair had planned meticulously and is part of a much grander scheme.

“We are sort of looking at trying to get him a start in the Top Gun and races like that. You won’t get invited by just winning free-for-alls, you need to win Group Races. On ability and times, you’d like to think he can win the Canberra Cup but that is barring an accident or bad luck. If he can do that then he might be a chance of gaining a start in some of those sorts of races.”

The Ennis’ have two starters in the Group Two Healesville Cup, with recent kennel acquisition Size Does Matter and exciting youngster Beejay the Deejay both making the $45,000 to-the-winner final after winning their heats last Sunday afternoon.

Beejay The Deejay is not two-years old until October and has already won seven races. While excited about the precocious pup, Ennis is also realistic about his future.

“He is a really high-speed dog. He is probably only ever going to be a country cups type of greyhound, I don’t think he will do anything spectacular over 500 metres or more but to be doing what he is at his age is just terrific.”

Size Does Matter started his career in Queensland with Reg Kay before the Ennis’ purchased him. He is loaded with potential and already looks like he may repay the pair in spades. Ennis says a race like this may not have been the sort of event that made them want to own him, but it has panned out well.

“I originally bought him as more of a 500 metre Group type dog but I have just been keeping him fresh and running him over the sprints. He is loving it and really wants to be there right now. He is coming out of the boxes and I even said to Reggie Kay that it is what had been his biggest problem early in his career, but he seems to be improving now. I wouldn’t swap him for any other dog in the final but if anything is going to beat him, it will be having to get across from box six.”

It may well transpire that the two kennelmates assist each other in the run given the box draw.

“Beejay The Deejay likes to cut down to the rails pretty hard, he does it on the circle too, he might take care of the dogs inside him and our other guy might get the run. As you know, you can play these things over and over in your head a thousand times and try and make a case for yourself, but once you put them in the boxes, it is in the lap of the Gods.”

Come Sunday evening, we will know if the Gods have shone on the kennel of Brooke and Jamie Ennis.

Background To The Chairman’s Cup

This Saturday night will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chairman’s Cup, a race inaugurated by the GBOTA to honour its past and present chairmen. What is now the fifth major distance event conducted over 720 metres at Wentworth Park each year, it originally started life as a stepping-stone contest for stayers who were starting out on the road to the top. That all changed in 2007 when it was opened up to the best 32 stayers nominated.

Inaugural running

The first Chairman’s Cup was run on 11 August 1984, over 732 metres on the grass surface at Harold Park. Secret Secret annexed the event, defeating No Exceptions and future top-liner Sharyn’s Vogue in 43.43. Note: for some strange reason the GBOTA has recorded the name of this inaugural winner as Secret Ash. Whether the greyhound had its name changed after the Cup I don’t know, but at the time it won the race it was definitely Secret Secret (Sole Force x Northville Moss). The following month Secret Secret won the Anniversary Cup at Harold Park. I know it’s 30 years ago, but seriously, how can peak bodies get something as simple as the name of the greyhound that won the inaugural running of a premier event so wrong?

Distances

It has only been contested over two distances: 732 metres at Harold Park and 720 metres at Wentworth Park, first on grass between 1988 and 1991, and on the sand since 1992.

When Is The Race Run

It was contested in August from 1984 until 2000, with the only exception being the 1997 version, run in late July. Since 2001 it has been run in September.

Biggest Winning Margins

Arisara won the 2002 final by seven lengths, Swazi Flash (1988) scored by six lengths and Amity Bale (2009) won by five and a quarter lengths.

Closest Winning Margins

Dolly’s Gal (1993) and Sharden Blaze (1998) both scored by just a head, while Siso (1992) and New Seika (1996) received the judge’s nod by a neck.

Most Successful Trainer/s

Alan Pringle is the only trainer to have more than a single winner, scoring in 1988 with Swazi Flash and in 1994 with Miss Cruise.

Only Dual Winner/s

None. Being a restricted event between 1984 and 2006 meant that no winner could come back and defend a title.

Only Reserve/s To Win

None. The closest was in 2007 when the second reserve Just Friends ran second to Flashing Floods.

Dual Finalists

What’s New (dead-heat fifth 2003, Won 2004), Slick Lee (third 2010 & 2011).

Some Beaten Stars

Sharyn’s Vogue (third 1984), Chief Mocka (second 1987), Sonic Wave (third 1987), Alastic Rebel (third 1992), Bonza Boy (second 1996), Dalalla (second 1998), Gallant Seagull (third 1998), Arvo’s Athena (third 2004), Fallen Zorro (third 2008), Jarvis Bale (third 2009), Forty Twenty (sixth 2010), Irma Bale (second 2012), He Knows Uno (fifth 2012), Smart Valentino (second 2013)

Notes

The 1997 final was delayed by nine days. Scheduled for 19 July, the meeting that night was abandoned after five races when a power failure in an electricity sub-station blacked out the track. Additionally, that final featured five finalists sired by Worthy Reward, but they were blown out by the Carolyn Reinke-trained Amico Mio. The Worthy Reward progeny ran second, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth. Amico Mio later went to New Zealand and raced with success.

Sharden Blaze was the first Victorian stayer to win the cup, taking out the 1998 final.

The 2007 final featured the unusual situation of having both reserves gaining a start. I Love Lucy was scratched and replaced by first reserve Lyn’s Daisy, while pre-post favourite Miagi was also scratched and replaced by second reserve Just Friends. The latter managed to run a strong second behind Victorian star Flashing Floods.

By contrast, the 2010 final was reduced to just six starters with no reserves and a late scratching.

Chairman’s Cup (G3)

1984 Secret Secret
1985 Sarah Bale
1986 Major Look
1987 Classy Vogue
1988 Swazi Flash
1989 Lilac Livery
1990 Hey Bee
1991 Copper Magnet
1992 Siso
1993 Dolly’s Gal,
1994 Miss Cruise
1995 Wide Receiver
1996 New Seika
1997 Amico Mio
1998 Sharden Blaze (V)
1999 Platinum Prince
2000 Yaroun Express
2001 Fiasco (V)
2002 Arisara
2003 Somersby Faus
2004 What’s New
2005 Arapina Miss
2006 Red Dusk
2007 Flashing Floods (V)
2008 Chinatown Lad (T)
2009 Amity Bale (V)
2010 Your Signature
2011 Shimaguni (V)
2012 Know Peace (NZ)
2013 Proven Impala (V)

2014 Group One Megastar Final Preview

All eyes will be on Dapto tonight with the running of the Group One Megastar final. A star-studded line up of greyhounds will take their place in the boxes at 9.40pm, with one group of connections walking away with $75,000.

After a superb 29.69 performance in last week’s prelude, Shoulders is likely to start the favourite from box one, just ahead of Jason Mackay’s superstar Zipping Willow, who will be looking for her tenth consecutive win in tonight’s final.

Londonderry trainer Anthony Azzopardi had the opportunity to select his box last week and certainly gave plenty of hope to Shoulder’s breeders and owners Brett and Deborah May, who will make the trip from the Hunter Valley today to be trackside.

Recent National Sprint winner Chica Destacada has also drawn well in box two and can never be underestimated in these big affairs. Trainer Doreen Drynan is having a dream run with her at present and will be looking to notch up her second Group One victory for the year.

All prices are courtesy of Sportingbet, who are also offering ARG readers with an exclusive $700 free bet.

“Shoulders is drawn ideally from the cherry and is entitled to be favourite after winning last Friday’s Prelude in smart time,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.

“Chica Destacada will make things interesting from Box 2 though and if she finds the lead early you can bet she’ll take some running down.”

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.20
Shoulders
Trainer
Anthony Azzopardi
Owner
Deborah May
Prizemoney
$61,185.00
Last 10 Starts
3211222121
27 Months Black Dog by Comic Rumble - Bit Stressed
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3.824.06 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comment (Brett May – Owner): “I am really happy with the draw and if he steps well and gets some room to move on the rail that would be great. He loves Dapto and hopefully things can go his way.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.49 29.69 5.36 5.40
Box 2
Race Odds
$5.00
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee syndicate
Prizemoney
$131,615
Last 10 Starts
1162563111
28 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Eluthra
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,062.12 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 11 4 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comment (Kerry Drynan – Kennel Representative): “It’s a hard race and she will definitely have to do everything right to be competitive. Her trial last Friday was a little disappointing, but the conditions weren’t the best so it is hard to get a guide on that run. What I can tell you though is that she is sound and well so we are just hoping for a good start and a little luck.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 3
Race Odds
$7.00
Tommy Brislane
Trainer
Steven White
Owner
Geoffrey Slattery
Prizemoney
$41,890.00
Last 10 Starts
1111151122
24 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Mary Virginia
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,222.31 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 9 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
69% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comment (Steven White – Trainer): “I think he’s well boxed, very hard race as it should be for a group one. He’s fit and healthy just needs luck in running through the first corner.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.80
Flash Reality
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Marlene Ellis
Prizemoney
$159.585
Last 10 Starts
1113111116
33 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Orara Flash
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $8,865.83 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
61% 89%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 2 3
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comment (Tony Brett – Trainer): “I was really happy with how well he trialled last week, given it was his first look at the track. Obviously the box isn’t ideal, but I’m hoping he can get away well and have some luck at the first turn.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT NBT NBT NBT
Box 5
Race Odds
$61.00
Heat Replay
Woods
Trainer
Marie Burton
Owner
Kevin Maloney
Prizemoney
$53,305.00
Last 10 Starts
4871757736
42 Months Black Dog by Goodesy - Ominous Spirit
Start Average Running Rail Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $683.40 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 15 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 45%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 2 2 1
ARG Comment: Found a lot of trouble before getting a run through in the megastar prelude won by Shoulders. Is drawn badly once again and will really need to lift to challenge this field.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.59 30.59 5.34 5.34
Box 6
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Ritza Hattie
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$150,810
Last 10 Starts
2142331126
34 Months Black Bitch by Bombastic Shiraz - Midnight Flare
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,386.07 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 14 8 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 93%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
ARG Comment: Returns from a four month spell and trialled 30.26 at this track last week. Faces a tough task from box six, however if she jumps and is given some clear room to move is capable of winning this final.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.59 30.07 5.43 5.47
Box 7
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Zipping Willow
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$157,410.00
Last 10 Starts
2111111111
39 Months Black Bitch by Goodesy - Sirocco Lass
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,935.25 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 28 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
70% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comment: Absolute superstar who is unbeaten at this track and will be looking for her tenth consecutive win tonight. Faces a tough test crossing from a wide draw, however only needs to be up the front early on to test this field.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.48 29.48 5.37 5.37
Box 8
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Lacey Lois
Trainer
Peter Acers
Owner
P Acers & A Powell
Prizemoney
$24,915.00
Last 10 Starts
4223242662
33 Months Black Bitch by Superman - Naughty Nicki
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $803.71 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 6 12 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 3 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0 3 1
Comment (Adele Powell – Part-Owner): “I know she will be competitive and if there’s any trouble with the inside division she may get the fly. She is well and will be a little fitter for the run last week, I’m looking forward to Friday.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.03 30.03 5.37 5.37

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 12th 2014

With a pair of best bets from Geelong to Dapto, the time is now to open an account at Centrebet and cash in on the $200 free bet.
 

Race No. 8Buxton Real Estate – Geelong9:27 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 460 metres at Geelong Of $2,005 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,405 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ISHAAN (NSW)[5]37522NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
2IMA APPLE [4]3148125.93(4)J Riley (Wallington)
3DYNA FILBERT (NSW)[4]4252525.86(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
4WAYMORE’S BLUES [4]2214725.56(7)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
5OUR FIREMAN [4]4416526.09(6)J Psaila (Little River)
6WHITE WALKER [4]4157725.87(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
7AGILITY [4]5867625.94(8)M Delbridge (Balliang)
8TWIN TERRA [4]4566826.00(8)J Psaila (Little River)

Waymore Blues has been desperately unlucky in his past two starts and prior to that he posted a blistering 25.56 win here. Tonight he has steady beginners drawn on either side and that should allow him to drive to the early lead and post an all the way victory. Dyna Ishaan has a tremendous record from this draw and he should match motors with the favourite for most of the trip, the only concern with him is the last 30m because he can struggle in the final stages on occasions. Dyna Filbert has a smart 25.86 PB here and he rarely runs a bad race, he is likely to drop out early but he can run home strongly into a place.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Waymore Blues

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

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Phil Mieski

 

Race No. 4Country Motor Company Stakes8:19 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Dapto Of $6,130 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MY AWESOME OPAL3X4530.97Marie Burton
2PREMIER MOZZ233530.03Kristy Sultana
3HAYVILLE CHARLEE112330.09William Bates
4VELVET FLAME615530.20Andrew Bayliss
5SOARING EAGLE175630.10Marie Burton
6SCOUT’S GOLD872430.02James Mcfarlane
7STILTON BLUE146629.60Philip Goodsell
9INVICTIVE318130.04Jason Magri

Stilton Blue has a fantastic record over this journey and he is much better than his recent form suggests. He has competed at the top level in his past few runs and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and he should have more than enough speed to cross and lead. Velvet Flame was a recent Wentworth Park winner in 29.84 and she should be in the mix for a long way. My Awesome Opal is a more than capable type but he likes to scout wide in his races and he will need an ounce of luck in the initial stages.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Stilton Blue

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Joe’s Chance

Iva Vision Sets Time Standard In 2014 Group Three SA Derby Heats

The finalists for the 2014 Group Three SA Derby have been decided after four heats of the race were conducted at Angle Park on Thursday night.

South Australia will have just two representatives in the final, with the rest of the field made up of one Queenslander and five Victorians. Steven Collins has qualified two runners as has the Angela Langton/Jeff Britton combination.

The fastest qualifier for next week’s final is Iva Vision. He stopped the clock at 29.68 and is likely to start as the favourite next week after drawing box eight for the final. He has a perfect record from the pink.

Iva Vison, a somewhat unfashionably bred dog by Ivan Brown and Visualization (Surf Lorian – Leataro), was impressive in his heat win over Dyna Alchemist (1), as he copped a check at the first turn but kept on chasing hard to swamp Dyna Alchemist late and win by a neck. Dyna Chaser (6) finished third and did enough on the clock to qualify as first reserve for next week’s final.

Angela Langton’s Wind Whistler (7) proved too strong in the second heat. Allen Icarus (3) flew out to an early lead, recording a fast 4.39 to the first mark. The short-priced favourite Hostile (6) couldn’t cross the field and was checked out of the race turning into the back straight. At this stage, Wind Whistler was plying his trade near the back of the field. He started his run mid-way down the back straight and drew away for a two and a quarter length win in 29.82. Allen Icarus started at huge odds of $31.00 but qualified for the final by running second. Dakota Premier (4) finished third and will be second reserve for next week’s final based on his time.

Texas Titan (6) started off a great night for the Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter by winning the third heat and securing a spot in next week’s final. His sisters Oakvale Destiny and Footluce Diva ran the quinella in the Group Three SA Oaks later in the night. Texas Titan got away better than expected and found himself in a good spot near the lead. Once he hit the front, he was never going to be beaten and romped away for a five and three quarter length win in 29.77 over the favourite, Dyna Ostrander (8).

The final heat went the way of local hope Aston Kane (5). He kept a great career record intact to bring up his 14th win from 16 starts. He stopped the clock at a tidy 29.78 and won by four lengths over Lannister (7).

The Final field in Box Draw order is:

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

9. Dyna Chaser (1st Res) – Steven Collins (Vic)
10. Dakota Premier (2nd Res) – Colin Simes (SA)

Oakvale Destiny Wins The Group Three SA Oaks

Earlier this year two sisters ran the quinella in the Group One Sapphire Crown at Sandown Park. The two sisters were by Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) and they were Oakvale Destiny and Oakvale Flyer.

Fast forward to a Thursday night at Angle Park in early September 2014 and again, two sisters quinella a feature race. This time, it is the Group Three SA Oaks and Oakvale Destiny is the winner. This time it is another sister, Footluce Diva, joining her on the podium as runner-up.

The race ended up panning out perfectly for Oakvale Destiny (4). Emerley Senorita (2), a noted wide runner, began well and led the field into the first turn. She shifted off the track meaning there was space inside of Oakvale Destiny in the early stages. Both Mepunga Hayley (3) and Oakvale Destiny (4) were slow away at box-rise. Oakvale Destiny mustered pace quicker than her kennel-mate, took advantage of the gap created by Emerley Senorita, and secured a handy position on the rail turning into the back straight. Emerley Senorita was still a few lengths clear at this stage but Oakvale Destiny was just too close and looked the winner at that point. She soon swept under Emerley Senorita and scored by four and a half lengths in 29.69. Footluce Diva plugged away to grab Emerley Senorita in the closing stages of the race to claim second position. Emerley Senorita held on for third.

Oakvale Destiny has now won 10 from 23 and has earned connections close to $170,000 in prizemoney. Oakvale Destiny is owned by Nathan Wilson and trained by Jeff Britton.

Full Results

1st: Oakvale Destiny (4) – Jeffrey Britton
2nd: Footluce Diva (5) – Kenneth Trowbridge
3rd: Emerley Senorita (2) – Peter Hurley
4th: Fratelli Fresh (7) – Dustin Drew
5th: Mepunga Hayley (3) – Jeffrey Britton
6th: Honky Tonk Doll (6) – Stephen McKenna
7th: Unix Bale (8) – Steven Collins
8th: Spring Amanda (1) – Wendy Matcott

Time: 29.69
1st Split: 4.47 (2)
2nd Split: N/A
Margins: 4 1/2 x 3/4
Scratchings: Frattini (9), Boojerooma (10)

Quartz Bale Salutes In Spring Maiden Classic At Cannington

Paul Stuart’s Quartz Bale is one of many talented youngsters currently hitting the Cannington racetrack and he got the upper hand on Wednesday night by taking out the Spring Maiden Classic.

Quartz Bale started as $1.25 favourite from box seven, with Steve Withers’ Stay And Play the closest in the betting market at $6.00 from box one.

The 38 kilo chaser stumbled out of the boxes towards the rails and bumped with Joe Daily’s Canon Ruler (box six) before finding the lead as the field went past the catching pen. There was little to no chance of the maiden field catching Quartz Bale as he extended his lead throughout the 530 metre trip, stopping the clock at 30.38. Banjo Monelli (box eight) ran on well to finish second, eight lengths behind Quartz Bale, with Zipping Suri (box three) and Stay And Play (box one) rounding out the first four.

In the heats of the Spring Maiden last week the son of Yahoo Omar – Zambola Bale showcased his early zip to win convincingly by ten and a half lengths in a personal best of 30.31 from box three. He qualified a few weeks prior in a time of 30.81.

The Wheeler-Stuart partnership continues through their light fawn chaser, hopefully following in the big footsteps of Miata and Dyna Nalin. The $9,000 Spring Maiden Classic final looks to be just the beginning of the features races Quartz Bales could take out.

Quartz Bale wasn’t the only chaser of Stuart’s that impressed at Cannington on Wednesday night. Kinloch Brae – Starlight Delly litter siblings Starlight Acacia (box six) and Starlight Jack (box eight) finished first and second respectively in the second race on the cards, with Starlight Acacia recording a personal best time of 30.57.

Starlight Acacia has won six from 10 starts, with three minor placing’s. Starlight Jack hasn’t had as much experience with five starts for three wins and two minor placing’s. Tureaud looks to be the fastest out of the litter of ten, recording a personal best time of 30.21 at just his fourth career start. Tureaud went on to compete in the Peter Thomas series on Saturday night against his toughest competition yet, taking out his heat but failing to catch a leading Jump The Queue in the final.

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 11th 2014

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Race 2: Bridgeson

Best Roughie:
Race 4: Dynamo’s Miss

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 3,4 – Leg 2: 2,3,6 – Leg 3: 3,5,6,8 – Leg 4: 3,4 – $48 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown7:08 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

1BUNGA BUNGA [5]2142129.74(2)J Greenough (Pearcedale)
2WEBLEC BELLE (SA)[5]1130.13(2)J Britton (Anakie)
3ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[5]82513NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
4DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]3112329.91(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
5TOMMY EL [5]23561NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
6LEKTRA OUTLAW [5]811FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
7MY BABY PORSCHA [5]54325NBTC Cortese (Hampton Park)
8FRAGILITY [5]45622FSHJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.6425229.82(2)A Langton (Anakie)
10GO GO GAIL [5]Res.76651NBTF Bickerton (Pearcedale)

Bunga Bunga has shown a return to form recently and from her favourable draw she should continue on her winning way. Four starts ago she posted a strong 29.74 win here and most recently she scored a commanding 30.20 Cranbourne win from this draw, so if she can get away on terms tonight she should be able to lead from go to whoa.

Weblec Bale is unbeaten in her two starts to date and it’s hard to ignore her debut win here in a slick 29.71, on that occasion she showed smart early speed and scored by a whopping 12 lengths. This is clearly a big step up in class but she should be able to handle it. Erza Allen recently posted a handy 30.28 Meadows win and with a clean getaway tonight she should figure prominently. Her box manners can be a little inconsistent but when she pings she is capable of running slick sectionals on the bunny. Dyna Synch rounds out the winning hopes, he is likely to get a long way back initially but he has been hitting the line solidly of late and he tends to race well here.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bunga Bunga

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Facebook.com/sandowndogs7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUFF EDGES [5]72741NBTD Ferguson (Longwarry)
2PRAISE CHORUS [5]11362NBTD Condon (Devon Meadows)
3JUAN DIEGO [5]16717NBTN Boyd (Pearcedale)
4BRIDGESON [5]6171429.40(6)T Iwanyk (Seymour)
5SMOKING ROSIE [5]5344329.90(4)J Reid (Notting Hill)
6YOUNG HAWKE [5]61164NBTC Bahen (Yuroke)
7AIRBOUND [5]2313830.07(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
8DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]5113729.76(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
9DYNA FATBOB (NSW)[5]Res.35235FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
10MIDNIGHT REIGN [5]Res.2352130.00(8)M Marshall (Noble Park)

Bridgeson is an exciting prospect and she looks well graded in this event. Prior to her luckless Meadows effort, she showed a tremendous turn of foot when scoring at Horsham in a speedy 27.15. There isn’t a whole lot of speed drawn around her tonight and if she reproduces her blistering 29.40 PB run here she will prove far too classy for this lot.

Airbound is a very consistent chaser having been placed in seven of his past eight starts. He races better from inside draws but he is likely to get back early so he should be able to find the rail soon after the start. Dyna Zod scored a brilliant 25.84 Geelong win from this draw last month and if he can improve his box manners tonight he will be a major player. Young Hawke is the interesting runner, he is very hit or miss at box rise but when he steps he is capable of carving out very zippy sectionals. He is likely to start around the $8 mark and with slow beginners on his outside he should get a clear run in the early stages, so he is definitely over the odds.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bridgeson

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Follow Us @sandowndogs (1-5 Wins) Final7:44 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

1ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]513F2NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
2DYNA KEITARO (NSW)[5]3477229.73(1)T Womann (Lara)
3SIG SAUER [5]42811NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4ABOVE ALL (NZ)[5]1F1FSHR Britton (Lara)
5PEGGIE [5]73261NBTB Walker (Rowville)
6SCANEZ CEE [5]3851130.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
7CUSTOM CLASSIC [5]47161NBTK Smyth (Lang Lang)
8GLOCK [5]72311FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.6425229.82(2)A Langton (Anakie)
10CONQUER FEAR [4]Res.6411229.80(3)G Howell (Pearcedale)

Glock has turned in some enormous performances of late and he should fire again tonight. He first caught my eye when he charged home to be narrowly beaten by All Strung Out at Cranbourne four runs back. Since then he has posted a strong 600m Meadows win and last Sunday he smashed his rivals when scoring here in a very fast 29.45. The wide draw isn’t an advantage but he has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races.

Allen Gravion has the good draw and he was far from disgraced when narrowly beaten here on Sunday. From the red he should be able to settle a little closer to the early speed and he is very strong in the run to the line. Sig Sauer showed a great turn of foot when scoring a 29.59 heat win and he should be in the mix from the outset. He had been struggling for a while there but he appears to have put it all together in his past two starts. Above All is likely to start favourite and based on his breathtaking 29.33 heat win he must be respected, my only concern with him is that there is a bit of speed drawn either side and he may not get enough room to muster.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Glock

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

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,8/1,3,8/1,2,3,4,6,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Sky Racing8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1IMA FAIRYTALE [5]1532534.13(7)S Cachia (Anakie)
2ALOTTA LUCK [5]32833NBTG Jose (Catani)
3ABBEY’S HAND [5]4324534.21(4)R Britton (Lara)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]42817NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5DYNAMO’S MISS [5]64421FSTDL Darby (Drysdale)
6SONIC PIRATE [5]24172FSTDP Reinders (Gruyere)
7VELOCEMENTE [5]43863NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]5165834.26(8)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)

Dynamo’s Miss has been racing in great style at Ballarat of late and I think she may be great value in this event. Two starts ago she was placed behind the states hottest chaser in Allen Deed and she followed that effort up with a strong 30.98 victory there. She can be a little hit or miss early but if she gets away with them she will take a power of beating at nice odds.

Sonic Pirate steps up in distance and he shouldn’t have too much trouble running out it. He has a terrific record here over the 515m trip and he is normally quite reliable early, the wide draw is also an advantage. Dyna Glinda pinged the lids when scoring at The Meadows in 34.43 recently and she is likely to start favourite. She is obviously a great winning chance but she is very hit or miss early and I wouldn’t be willing to take short odds. Ima Fairytale does her best racing here and if she can reproduce her blistering 34.13 PB here should she be right in the mix.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Dynamo’s Miss and Sonic Pirate

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au8:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FLYING TWIST [5]13154FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
2ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]6514442.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
3RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]12725FSTDM Fearnley (Yinnar)
4STARC (NSW)[5]42216FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
5HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]2534641.69(7)C Schlensog (Anakie)
6BANJO BLITZ (NSW)[5]51483NBTK Virtue (Tooradin)
7NEWFIRE RILEY [5]5373242.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
8BEKIM HATRICK [5]22457NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)

Ruff Cut Diamond is making her well awaited staying debut and with the scratching of two smart types her task has been made a lot easier. Since her breathtaking 29.26 win here she hasn’t experienced a lot of luck and I’m expecting her to be able to find the early lead tonight and that should allow her to regain some confidence. The manner in which she has hit the line over her middle distance races of late suggests that she shouldn’t have too much trouble covering the extra distance

Starc is another making his staying debut and he should relish the rise in distance. He has turned in some monster efforts at The Meadows over 600m of late and he should be breathing down the favourites neck as they head for the finish line. Newfire Riley is a veteran chaser and he is still racing well, he will be suited by the smaller field and if the two staying debutant struggle in the run home he should be thereabouts and ready to pounce.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ruff Cut Diamond

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

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

Exacta: 3,4,7/2,3,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Berwick Mazda8:52 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

1VAPOURASH [5]8811129.39(1)L Morshead (Barongarook)
2WHERE’S THE SURF [5]27682NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3ALL STRUNG OUT [5]4512129.90(5)G Rounds (Devon Meadows)
4ENNIS BALE (NSW)[5]1632629.68(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
5PAPPA GALLO [5]1668629.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)
6WARRIOR KING (NSW)[5]1644329.25(1)B Ennis (Lara)
7COBRA BALE (NSW)[5]4565129.70(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
8GALAHAD [5]F624430.09(1)T Womann (Lara)
9ZANDER’S EXPRESS [5]Res.63114NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
10MEPUNGA LOCKY [5]Res.5654529.58(2)S Elsum (Camperdown)

Where’s The Surf showed a sign of his best form when runner up here last week and I think he can go one better tonight at nice odds. Before last week’s effort he had experienced a string of luckless efforts and with his confidence boosting run last week I believe he will be back to his brilliant best tonight. He is yet to win here in seven tries but he has been placed in four of those runs.

All Strung Out recently captured the Great Chase at The Meadows and he appears to be getting better with every run. He can be a tad slow to begin in his races but he has terrific track sense and he is able to work his way through a field. Warrior King has won only one of eight here but that win was in a scorching 29.25, the box draw is against him tonight but he has the ability to ping the lids on occasions and if he does tonight he should be a major player.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Where’s The Surf

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport Final (gobis)9:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MORNINGSIDE [5]23122NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2MAXIMUM LIL [4]1438134.28(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
3GIMME FUEL [4]1321834.33(7)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
4DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]21242NBTS Collins (Lara)
5LOU TODD [5]81532NBTD Pell (Toolleen)
6DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[5]1483234.74(8)M Delbridge (Balliang)
7SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[4]5425134.41(2)J Britton (Anakie)
8MYSTIC TWIST [4]1266134.36(1)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
9VELOCEMENTE [5]Res.43863NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10SIGN OF SNOW [5]Res.3628334.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)

Gimme Fuel is armed with explosive early speed and he should prove hard to reel in based on his impressive 34.33 heat win last week. There is a little bit of speed drawn underneath him tonight but he should have sufficient speed to cross and he appears to be getting stronger with every run over this journey.

Dyna Perseus has been very costly in recent times and he is a very hard dog to follow, however there is no doubting his talent and he is always a chance in these races because he does have the ability to ping away. Lou Todd finished quite strongly when placed in his heat and he won’t be too far away at nice odds. Mystic Twist was a top all the way 34.36 heat winner last week and if she can cross from the wide draw she should be in the mix again. She can be a bit risky at box rise and from the wide draw she will need to step but I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and say she will get away on terms with them.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gimme Fuel

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

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

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

Trifecta: 3,5,6/3,5,6,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 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

1RUMBLING RICK (TAS)[4]2233229.52(3)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2MEPUNGA FEARON [3]1625429.43(5)J Britton (Anakie)
3CRACKERJACK DAK [3]8214729.43(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
4ASTRONOMIC (WA)[4]1133429.61(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[4]3248829.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]6484129.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7CRAWF’S BREAD [2]1672129.37(5)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]4626729.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
9ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]Res.3123629.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
10JERSEY JACK [4]Res.6463429.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)

Crackerjack Dak is the reigning Victorian Sprint Champ and he is unbeaten in three runs over this track and trip. In his return to Victoria he experienced no luck at all at The Meadows and I am expecting him to improve tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and he has gone a very zippy 5.03 to the first marker here in the past.

Astronomic is another who hasn’t raced with a lot of luck recently and he should be able to follow Crackerjack Dak across in the early stages and he should be able to settle in the first two as they negotiate the first turn. Rumbling Rick has the good draw and he hasn’t missed a place in his past eight starts. With a clean getaway tonight he should be in the mix for a long way again. Humphrey Bale could be the value in the event, his last two runs have been poor but he is much better than that and he can run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crackerjack Dak and Humphrey Bale

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 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

1TONK (SA)[5]311F5FSTDB Ennis (Lara)
2DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]5131434.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
3RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]1134234.33(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[4]5113734.37(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5PRUE BALE (NSW)[5]1737834.13(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6KAYO MARCIARNO [5]4525334.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
7SIGN OF SNOW [5]3628334.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
8ROY GALO [5]27265NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)

Reigning Golden Easter Egg Champion Tonk didn’t have much luck when resuming from a spell at Warragul but he will be much better for the run and from the red draw tonight he should be able to lead from go to whoa. This is his first try over this distance range but I’m sure he would have had a number of trials in the lead up to this and he shouldn’t have too much trouble covering the extra ground.

Duchess Bale has a smart 34.37 PB over this journey and she should be able to settle in the top two or three initially, she has missed the kick in her past two so she appreciate being up on the speed and out of trouble. Dyna Orion is the run on dog in the event and he appears perfectly placed in the two box, with a fairly clean getaway he should be able to settle just off the speed and he will be looking to run over the top late. Rumero Reason has a good record here over this trip and the 515m journey and if he can avoid early bother he won’t be far away at the business end of proceedings.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Razldazl Greyhounds10:12 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

1JEWEL BALE (NSW)[4]2162429.32(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
2DR. PAULIE [4]1363729.90(3)L Delbridge (Balliang)
3BECKENBAUER (SA)[4]2281229.51(3)D Pattinson (Pearcedale)
4LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]3251629.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
5CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]6342229.66(8)K King (Langwarrin)
6TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[4]6143429.55(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
7JORDAN ALLEN (NSW)[4]1484329.60(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
8COSMIC STATION (NSW)[4]1231429.55(4)D Brown (Lara)
9ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]Res.3123629.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
10JERSEY JACK [4]Res.6463429.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)

Jewel Bale has been placed in all seven tries from this draw and this is one of the easiest races she has contested for a while. She tends to jump a lot better from this draw and she should be able to settle in the top three early, with a blistering 29.32 PB here she should prove far too strong in the run home.

Lamia Bale recently scored a commanding 29.54 win here and she is one of the more reliable beginners in this event. She should have enough speed to cross in the early stages and she should give a great sight. Crowdza Captive has been placed in 15 of her 22 tries here and she should settle in the top two early, her last 50m isn’t great but if there is some shuffling behind her she may steal the prize. Tiggerlong Amigo has been a little disappointing of late but he is in good hands and he should make some improvement.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Trifecta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,6/1,3,4,5,6,8 ($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

1MEPUNGA RANGER [5]8151429.76(3)S Elsum (Camperdown)
2STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]5237229.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
3NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[5]1411129.43(3)D Brown (Lara)
4PETER’S PICK (QLD)[5]63312FSHJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
5SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]21524NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
6SOHO RHYTHM [5]5277429.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
7SOFA SO GOOD [5]13715NBTI Vigor (Anakie)
8PEDRO’S RUNAWAY (NSW)[5]54214NBTB Burns (Werribee)
9JUBILEA BALE (NSW)[5]Res.7166529.57(4)J Hunt (Avalon)
10CALL ME SCARY [5]Res.6786429.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)

National Time has been absolutely airborne of late and if he steps away cleanly he should continue on his winning way. In his past three country wins he has smashed quality opposition and the turn of foot he showed after the start was tremendous. He has a top 29.43 PB to his credit and a similar effort tonight will see him fight out the finish.

Peter’s Pick has turned in great performances in his two Victorian runs and he should be suited by the rise in distance. Prior to coming to Victoria he had scored some blistering wins at Albion Park over a similar journey. Mepunga Ranger has come up with the coveted red draw and he recently caught the eye when he scored a powerful 30.09 Meadows win, he has raced well here in the past and with a clear run initially he should be in the mix. Samus Allen has been a little disappointing in her past few but with a better start tonight she can find some form.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on National Time

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

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Shanlyn Patch has recently rejoined the powerful Thompson kennel and from his favourable draw he looks poised to return to the winners list. Prior to returning to Victoria, he had been racing well at Wentworth Park and he had scored two sub 30 second wins. He likes to scout wide in his races and with a slick beginner and keen railer drawn underneath he should get a nice cart across.

Summer Wages has won three of five runs here and if he can reproduce his 29.50 PB run here he should be fighting out the finish, my only concern with him is that he is a mad railer in Silver Brodie drawn directly on his outside. Kerrigan Bale has a brilliant turn of foot and she has recorded a 5.05 to the first marker here previously. Silver Brodie is much better than his recent form indicates and he may be worth a saver bet if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Shanlyn Patch

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

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

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

Albion Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview Sep 11th 2014

With two best bets, a best roughie and some quaddie Tips, there is fantastic value available. Join with Centrebet and receive free bets, as well as frequent dedicated Greyhound betting promotions.

Best Bet:
Race 6: Placid Planet
Race 7: Mullaway

Best Roughie:
Race 5: Lulu’s Lad

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,8 – Leg 2: 6 – Leg 3: 1 – Leg 4: 1,2,3,4,5,7 – $18 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Macro Meats Gourmet Game6:40 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CLASSIC TYCOON233130.49Jeanette Cauchi
2TITAN ASH122330.32Raymond Burman
3HOUINDEED14330.52Peter Ruetschi
4ART OF CONFUSION411430.15Gary Pettersen
5WILD WRIGHT5X1329.97Tony Brett
6MACIE’S DINGO134230.28Darryl Armfield
7YES DOES576330.36Dean Turley
8ELITE EFFORT6154NBTKeiron Butler
9KNIGHTS TEMPLAR424430.26Amy O’reilly
10BIG YELLOW TAXI828730.41Peter Roy

Art Of Confusion is armed with smart early speed and she was a recent 30.15 winner here. Wild Wright is an exciting prospect and he will feature with some luck initially, whilst Titan Ash has been consistent in her brief career and she rounds out the winning chances.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Art Of Confusion

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

Trifecta: 2,4,5/2,4,5/Field ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Brandons Electrical Services7:04 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUPER VISION346430.27Peter Young
2GUNSPEED251330.23Shane Ellis
3COMMANDO CHARLES6X8630.41Kylie Jorgensen
4COSMIC CATCH733530.42Ian Hoggan
5GARRANGAY DUK481230.10Joanne Martin
6BOARDIES472630.35Jeff Cumming
7JOHNATHAN’S HOPE241230.08John Pollock
8MINNIE JAYDA181130.59Cary Grant
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Minnie Jayda has won eight of her 12 starts to date and she should prove too zippy for these based on her two brilliant Lismore wins of late over 520m. Garrangay Duk has a slick 30.10 PB here and with an ounce of luck early she should be able to feature. Gunspeed is racing well and he can show early speed in his races.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Minnie Jayda

Exacta: 5,8/2,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 2,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Glen Gallon @ Stud7:22 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HAWKO’S MISTAKE336829.94John Edwards
2SEVEN STRAIGHT741330.01Jeff Cumming
3GELZINNIS CLAN331130.03Jeff Ahern
4HARA’S DERECK658530.27Kerry Myers
5SWIFT OPULENCE118430.02Ron Ball
6VIRIDIAN434730.15Colin Curtis
7MOSS GAMBO864330.36Glenda Dart
8ARABIAN ORACLE233530.24Brian Baker
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Swift Opulence has a great record here and this is the easiest race she has contested for a while, with a couple of slow beginners drawn underneath she should get every chance. Gelzinnis Clan was back to his best with a strong 30.11 win here last week and he will be steaming home again. Hawko’s Mistake is drawn to give a great sight.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Swift Opulence

Trifecta: 5/1,3,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Tattsbet.com7:41 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALL YOU CAN316430.18Peter Ruetschi
2DAYSEAS RIGG527830.28Claude Dacey
3SUDOKU REBEL413130.11James Gallaway
4GRIM CREEPER411429.95Thomas Noble
5KING ELLIOT232830.21Reg Hazelgrove
6DREAM RIVER123130.10Troy Okamura
7CELTIC COLLEEN31X730.32Robert Alchin
8DOC GRAHAM776430.15Darren Russell
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Grim Creeper has a sizzling 29.95 PB over this trip and if he can step on terms he should have sufficient speed to lead throughout. King Elliot is never far away over this trip and he should settle in the top two early. Dream River caught the eye with a strong 30.10 win here last week and he rounds out the winning hopes.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Garrard’s Horse And Hound8:05 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YOU SAY SO226630.09Peter Ruetschi
2LULU’S LAD675629.97Ron Ball
3GALWAY TORNADO631330.18Kevin Galloway
4HOPE’S FANTASY156630.14William Elson
5VANILLA BLISS815330.19Brian Baker
6HIGH AND MIGHTY563530.16Tom Tzouvelis
7FANCY STICHES5X8130.00Reg Hazelgrove
8CAPTAIN CES243430.10Thomas Noble
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Lulu’s Lad is much better than his recent form reads and he should run an improved race at nice odds. You Say So is drawn to find the early lead and he has run some big races behind Happy Haswell at Ipswich recently. Captain Ces is well drawn out wide and he is capable of running time on the bunny.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lulu’s Lad

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

 

Race No. 6Connections Dishlicker’s Dash8:25 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPACE WAVE144430.09Tony Zammit
2DULCIE DEE377529.95Edith Hancock
3COIN OF PHRASE417329.80Colin Byers
4BILL’S FANTASY573329.93William Elson
5ZIPPING ZORO331430.13Stephen Kavanagh
6PLACID PLANET372129.62Tony Brett
7OUTA TEMPO211430.16Peter Ruetschi
8ATTA BOY TED144630.18Renald Attard

Placid Planet almost broke the track record here last week winning in a breathtaking 29.62 and with an empty draw underneath tonight he should get the cash again. Dulcie Dee didn’t have much luck when resuming from a spell but she is better than that and I would expect her to improve tonight.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/2,3,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 7Big Dog Australia8:44 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MULLAWAY111134.62Joanne Price
2MY ILLUSIONX37635.18Dean Turley
3SUSPECT CLAIMS623535.25Deborah Arnold
4KNAVE222235.07Marilyn Johnson
5WALK WITH FAITH121234.88Tom Tzouvelis
6FLICK PASS147134.99Ron Ball
7RAIN STREAM252435.04Robert Handyside
8SPRING COLARADO224335.21Colin Byers
9JUNIOR PHANTOM546735.82John Free
10ROSE TO SIZE264X35.84Trevor Salmoni

Mullaway has won four on the trot and the most impressive win was two runs back when he posted a near record 34.62 when winning by 12 lengths. Knave has been runner up in four straight and he should fill the quinella spot again.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Sky Racing9:08 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $6,900 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,830 2nd: $1,380 3rd: $690.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUMBLE STREET113529.91Jeff Cumming
2NOT HELD311329.90Shane Ellis
3PHANTOM JEWELS133329.95John Free
4WHITE HORNET151730.03Raymond Burman
5FUSAICHI KAHN221229.88Glenda Dart
6WINGED ELITE814830.02John Hutchinson
7CHARIOT’S OFFIAH263129.77Ross Ogden
8HONEY BOUQUET157429.94John Conlon

Fusaichi Kahn posted a brilliant 29.96 win here two runs back and with a clean getaway he should score again tonight. Chariot’s Offiah is poorly drawn out wide but his 29.86 win here last week is too hard to ignore. Phantom Jewels is never far away in her races.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fusaichi Kahn

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

Exacta: 3,5,7/1,3,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Brisgreys.com9:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $4,660 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,260 2nd: $930 3rd: $470.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOP NINJA353730.21Jeff Ahern
2BLUE DEN624530.39John Reimer
3FREDDIE FINCH258230.76John Pay
4VISUALIZE IT315230.07Peter Young
5OUTBACK HERO336230.15John Geoghegan
6STAR SPEED582430.28Colin Byers
7DON’T JOSH ME171629.91Wayne Mcdonald
8ABBY’S FANTASY145330.10William Elson
9HARA’S SAMMY365430.21Kerry Myers
10BRIGHTVIEW STAR688631.63Craig Wright

Visualize It has a great record here and she is normally a very reliable beginner. This isn’t a strong race so if she leads she should prove too zippy. Outback Hero was smartly placed here last week and he should be in the mix for a long way again. Top Ninja will be steaming home late and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Visualize It

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LATE SHOW ANGEL346630.46Darren Titmarsh
2JANDINELLE121530.40Keiron Butler
3DAYSEAS ASTRA535230.45Claude Dacey
4DOOLEY’S LOCK376530.67Barry Dull
5CASH KING1241NBTRobert Cooke
6ASTOUND YA114130.09Gloria Falla
7HIGHLIFE823130.31James Loye
8KUSCHY ASSASSIN13X3NBTCraig Wright
9FEMME JOLIE247630.20Jan Warner
10COSMIC BOSS285730.24Ron Ball

Astound Ya continues to improve with racing and he should take care of these after he scored a slick 30.09 win here last week. Cash King should pounce on the early lead and he will be running slick sectionals, it’s his first try over this journey so the last 40m is a concern.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Astound Ya

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview Sep 11 2014

Best Bet: With $250 in free bets available at Tom Waterhouse, there is no better time than to bet up on our best bet.
Race 2: Frattini

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Doona Bale

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

 

Race No. 1Coffex Coffee Mixed Stake Cta Di…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STUZZICHINO422230.02Petar Jovanovic
2DANYO’S LUKE513429.92Colin Swain
3TIME FOR WAR143129.93Michael Giniotis
4FARMEROO312529.78Kenneth Gill
5YICHE231229.99Angela Modra
6BIG MICK DEE741529.98Lisa Rasmussen
7GALILEE SPIRIT482129.62Robert Isaacson
8ALLEN ILLEM627129.81Tony Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Galilee Spirit has returned to form with a scorching 22.04 win here over 388m and a similar display of speed tonight would see him lead throughout. Farmeroo is ultra consistent and he should be able to settle in the top three early, whilst Yiche is expected to lead and she should give a great sight

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Galilee Spirit

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

Exacta: 4,5,7/3,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARK SIMON673830.72Colin Swain
2FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
3BLACK BOTTLE825130.17Kathleen Johnstone
4SCREAMIN’223430.28Ben Rawlings
5ALLEN CYDAN2418NBTWendy Matcott
6HE’S A VILLIAN711630.11Lisa Rasmussen
7WOODSIDE JAGGER414430.04Graham Smith
8SPORTY HEART4116NBTDavid Curtain
9GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
10OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott

Frattini is a gun NSW speedster and she will prove hard to beat based on her top placing here last week in a heat of SA Oaks. He’s A Villian will be charging home late and he recently scored two top wins here over 600m. Woodside Jagger is suited by the wide draw and if he step a little better he should be in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Frattini

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

Exacta: 2/4,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…7:55 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ALCHEMIST5111NBTSteven Collins
2SIR BRIDGBORN816NBTDavid Curtain
3IVA VISION1118NBTPeter Young
4SPOT GOES RACING143329.94Petar Jovanovic
6DYNA CHASER3323NBTSteven Collins
7PUNISHMENT131129.84Carole Scott
8DASHING CANUTE111130.30Raymond Murray

Dyna Alchemist has won three on end in town in Victoria of late and from the good draw he should get every chance to continue on his winning way. Iva Vision is a classy QLD chaser and recently trialled here in impressive fashion. Punishment has a great record here and he is well placed in a wide draw.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:14 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY MARK122130.13Paula Hearnden
2FOOTROT FANNING334129.99Bozidar Stamenkovic
3ALLEN ICARUS1346NBTSteven Collins
4DAKOTA PREMIER214529.57Colin Simes
6HOSTILE2121NBTDarren Beasley
7WIND WHISTLER221229.88Angela Langton
8DYNA MOTLEY223230.23Wendy Matcott

Great race and star Victorian chaser Hostile should get every chance to score with an empty draw underneath. He is capable of running the hands off the clock and if he leads it should be a matter of times and margins. Wind Whistler is a star stayer in the making but he still showed enough zip to score here in 29.88 recently.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hostile

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

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

 

Race No. 5Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:38 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GORHAM BALE321230.11Steven Collins
2KISAI BLADE633129.95Petar Jovanovic
3COOL GUINNESS251129.90Kirin Corby
4AEROPLANE BOWSER356330.57Walter Harkins
5LITTLE DAKOTA115229.88Colin Simes
6TEXAS TITAN534330.38Jeffrey Britton
7BIG ZAP161229.65Troy Murray
8DYNA OSTRANDER1115NBTJenny Hunt

Texas Titan was desperately unlucky here two runs back and I think he can make amends tonight at good odds. Dyna Ostrander was disappointing at Sale last time but he had been in devastating form prior to that. Gorham Bale just needs some room early to feature in the finish.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Texas Titan

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

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

 

Race No. 6Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:58 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALDERLEY REFORM111129.86Alan Mcculloch
2DYNA VILLA1121NBTJenny Hunt
3KASAI WARRIOR422230.10Petar Jovanovic
4BRONCO BALE5631NBTWendy Matcott
5ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
6COULTA ROCK113430.01David Curtain
7LANNISTER151229.97Troy Murray
8OPUS BALE4211NBTSteven Collins

Aston Kane is the state’s most exciting and promising speedster and he reminds me quite a bit of last year’s Derby winner Ernie Bung Arrow. I think he has enough speed to cross and he should prove too strong. Dyna Villa has won nine of 11 in Victoria and he too can reel off blistering sectionals, whilst Coulta Rock will hit the line strongly and he could run a race at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Aston Kane

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

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

 

Race No. 7Macro Meats Mixed Stake Cta Divi…9:22 PM
2/3 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH BOLT122229.76Anthony Bullock
2NEBULA122129.78Lauren Harris
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW365129.56Cameron Butcher
4SET THE SCENE727129.66Laurence Cahalan
5MEPUNGA ARMAGH6343NBTJeffrey Britton
6KALDEN BALERION123129.75Troy Murray
7GENGHIS KAHN113329.68Kathleen Johnstone
8WILD SOUL317129.79Kim Johnstone

Mepunga Armagh is a reliable beginner and he should prove hard to hold out based on his blistering 29.86 Meadows win in early August. Hellyeah Bolt was far from disgraced in his placing here last week and he is drawn to be a major player.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING AMANDA412229.59Wendy Matcott
2EMERLEY SENORITA151129.85Peter Hurley
3MEPUNGA HAYLEY311229.86Jeffrey Britton
4OAKVALE DESTINY534129.63Jeffrey Britton
5FOOTLUCE DIVA143129.72Kenneth Trowbridge
6HONKY TONK DOLL111229.82Sidney Topp
7FRATELLI FRESH636129.98Dustin Drew
8UNIX BALE881229.91Steven Collins
9FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
10BOOJEROOMAX12329.83Bozidar Stamenkovic

Oakvale Destiny scored a dazzling 29.63 heat win last week and the manner in which she hit the line was super impressive. With some wide runners drawn underneath, she should miss the kick and then be able to find the rail with ease and that should allow her to drive through into a prominent position early. Mepunga Hayley was unlucky but at the same time a little disappointing in her heat, if she can ping the lids and lead tonight she might just get away with the prize. Spring Amanda has the good draw and she was far from disgraced when placed in her heat and she could score at nice odds.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Stake C…10:05 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING CHARLOTTE282730.59Wendy Matcott
2IDLE WAYS717829.96David Curtain
3ENCOSTA KAHN376429.79Kathleen Johnstone
4GEMSTONE JACK354330.20Anthony Bullock
5PREMIER EVENT182729.98Laurence Cahalan
6HEIDI GO SEEK335530.91Angela Langton
7GILBERT ALLEN524130.00Lisa Rasmussen
8JUNTA BALE413630.00Lisa Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis

Premier Event is a reliable beginner and he recently score an all the way win here in 29.98. He should have sufficient speed to cross and he may prove too strong in the run home. Spring Charlotte is better than her form reads and she can show improvement from the good draw.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Premier Event

Trifecta: 5/1,2,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN432130.02Kim Johnstone
2SENNI TONY225629.91Colin Swain
3YODA BALE575330.21Tony Rasmussen
4STOP SCRAMMIN’442629.66Petar Jovanovic
5FLYING BALE473629.97Lisa Rasmussen
6MAX ROCKS666330.14Kevin Murnane
7JOJA STAN342430.10Graeme Stirling
8DYNA QUISTIS331830.00Wendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings

Senni Tony has been racing well without winning of late and from the favourable inside draw he should return to the winners list at nice odds. Stop Scrammin’ is never far away over this journey, whilst Pepper Kahn should lead for a long way and give a good sight.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Senni Tony

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

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

 

Race No. 11Mcqueens Tavern Open Stake Cta D…10:44 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEFIB DARYL324243.26Petar Jovanovic
2JACKO LANKAN364743.51Petar Jovanovic
4SHEZA TEN523343.56Petar Jovanovic
6HUSKY DREAMER133643.19John Gale
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD211343.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won nine of 15 over this track and trip and she appears to have panels on this lot. Defib Daryl has his favourite draw and he is never far away in this class. Husky Dreamer should round out the trifecta.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Psychotic Gold

Trifecta: 8/1/6

 

Race No. 12Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…11:00 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDANCE ROCK632430.45Dustin Drew
2KALDEN BLANCO323830.08Troy Murray
3SHAMROCK PETAL513830.26Robert Isaacson
4DOONA BALE636530.01Tony Rasmussen
5BOGIE YATES513130.32Ben Rawlings
6LIFESTYLE LAD721829.97Petar Jovanovic
7VELOCITY DAFF334330.09Kim Johnstone
8DYNA OLSEN5217NBTWendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Sundance Rock didn’t have much luck here last week but from the red tonight he should be able to punch through and lead, if he holds the lead he should prove too strong for these. Doona Bale will go around at silly odds and she is a great place hope, whilst Velocity Daff has been racing well without winning of late.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sundance Rock

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

Curiouser And Curiouser

Tuesday’s item on sectional times for Ipswich 431m races has aroused some consternation. And understandably so.

We said that the times had been allocated to the race winner, not necessarily the dog responsible for leading. That statement was based on a perusal of Ipswich results on the GRNSW-Ozchase website on Wednesday morning. Each sectional time appeared against the winner’s name, as is the case on the error-ridden Tasmanian results pages. At that time, no videos were available on the page so crosschecking was impossible and we accepted the information in good faith.

Much later that day, or certainly now, those pages have been changed. The sectionals have been assigned to the correct dog and videos have suddenly appeared to confirm that.

So somebody updated the files. But questions remain – who did that and why? Who posted the original incorrect file? What data has gone into the individual dogs’ career records?

The clear message is that if complete and accurate results are not available then put up nothing.

Incidentally, this trip boasts the highest percentage of leaders winning races in Australia – 66%. Averages elsewhere are around the 50% mark. That’s nothing to be proud about, but simply a reflection of an unfair layout and the huge advantage of jumping clear on the disruptive bend start. Whatever happens at Logan, Bundamba, Albion Park or elsewhere, the Ipswich circuit should be re-aligned. The fix would not cost a huge amount of money.

An addendum. Tasmanian videos are available (if you try hard enough) on local Tasracing websites, but do not make their way onto the Ozchase pages where the “official” results are published. Why not? At least then anyone keen enough could make their own corrections to the misleading sectional data.

The outcome of all this is that OzChase is not only cumbersome to access but provides unreliable and/or incomplete information – surely a management failure.

2014 Group Three SA Derby Heats Preview

The males get a chance to strut their stuff at Angle Park on Thursday night in the heats of the Group Three SA Derby. The ladies will be battling out in the final of the Group Three Oaks.

The 2014 Derby is open to the best male greyhounds whelped on or after March 1, 2012. Four heats of the $25,000 race will be conducted and here’s a look at the best chances in each race.

Heat One – Race 3 at 7:25pm

This race should be an interesting battle between Dyna Alchemist (1) and Iva Vision (3). Dyna Alchemist has won his last three races at The Meadows and Sandown Park. His last win was a best-on-night 29.44 performance at Sandown. The Superman and Talia Bale (Fortified Rush – Brenell Bale) dog won from this draw last start so he looks well placed for this race.

Iva Vision, a Queenslander by Ivan Brown and Visualisation (Surf Lorian – Lestaro) has won three of his last four coming into this. He trialled 29.80 at the track back in late August and then returned to Albion Park last week to run a disappointing last behind Fred Sealey in a mixed fourth and fifth grade event. Overall, he has won eight from 13 and is capable of leading. He is also proven on the clock as he has clocked a fast 29.62 around Albion Park. Hopefully he can make the trip worthwhile for his Queensland trainer Peter Young.

Of the local hopes, Punishment (7) comes into the race with four wins from his last five starts. The Collision and Madam Lash (Just The Best – Miss Bossy) dog has raced over the 400m at Gawler and 388m at Angle Park in his last two starts. He steps back up to 515m for this but he has won three from eight at the track with a best of 29.84. This will be the first time he jumps from box seven in his career.

The other promising local type is King Canute (8). The youngster is yet to turn two years of age and has only had the five starts, winning four of them. The majority of his wins have been over the shorter distances but he stepped up to 515m racing last week for a solid 30.30 win from box eight. The Bekim Bale and Bralyn Ella (Pure Octane – Bralyn Maisie) dog has shown a penchant for the pink, now winning twice from the box. His mother ran third behind Mepunga Nicky in the 2011 SA Oaks.

Heat Two – Race 4 at 7:44pm

Hostile (6) hopefully won’t prove to be just that when he makes his debut at Angle Park under race conditions. The Collision and Restless Style (Surf Lorian – Double Guess) dog has been to Angle Park for two trials and has performed well both times, clocking 29.60 and 29.51. In between those two trials he won at Sandown in 29.58. He has won seven from 20 overall and has recorded a 29.59 track record run around Geelong.

Drawn next to Hostile is strong type Wind Whistler (7). The Premier Fantasy and Seminole (Big Daddy Cool – Call Collect) dog is trained in Victoria by Angela Langton but had the benefit of a start at the track two weeks ago, winning in 29.88. He is not noted for his early pace but finishes strongly.

For experience and form at the track, Dakota Premier (4) stands out. He has 10 wins from 12 starts at Angle Park and has a best time of 29.57. The Premier Fantasy and Dakota Bird (Stately Bird – Top Treat) dog is always thereabouts in the early stages, so he could really challenge for the win in this race. He has won two from three out of the box and has won 12 from 17 overall in his career.

The other dog with good form at the track is Footrot Fanning (2). The Surf Lorian and Koombooyana Miss (Fortified Rush – Koomboyana) dog has four wins from nine at the track and a best of 29.99. He lacks early pace which may see him find some trouble.

Heat Three – Race 5 at 8:08pm

Dyna Ostrander (8) has won four of his last five, which includes wins at Cranbourne, Sandown Park and The Meadows. The Heston Bale and Dyna Panama (Gable Lafourche – Raisa Bale) dog will be having his first look at the track and will be seeking to notch up his first win from box eight.

Cool Guinness (3) has won nine from 16 at Angle Park including a best time of 29.80. He is a very reliable beginner and will be hunting for the lead early. The Premier Fantasy and Cool Keepsake (Big Daddy Cool – Corrumbene Lass) dog is still searching for his first win from box three. His best form is from outside boxes.

Big Zap (7) has impressed on the clock at Angle Park with a best of 29.65 at the track. He has four wins from 11 starts over this distance and comes into the race on the back of some racing over the middle distance trip. The Superman and Boss Ready Made (Big Daddy Cool – Emerald Shoes) dogs form has been mixed as he has won just two of his last five. He has form from outside boxes.

Heat Four – Race 6 at 8:28pm

Dyna Villa (2) looks tough to beat in the final heat. The Collision and Roxio Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) dog has won nine from 11 and has won four of his last five. If he races up to this form he should be adding another win to his tally.

Aston Kane (5) has won 13 from 15 including seven from eight at Angle Park. The El Galo and Aston Elite (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) dog has a best of 29.57 and has won from the middle draw. He has pace and often leads so he will present a big threat to Dyna Villa.

Since the calendar clicked over to September, Opus Bale (8) has found winning form, winning his last two. Overall, he has only won three from 16 but the recent purple patch he has hit shows he may be on the improve. The wins were at Shepparton and Geelong over the shorter 400m distance. The High Earner and Maple Bale (Spiral Nikita – Vista Bale) dog needs to be near the lead to be chance and will have to cross Aston Kane and Dyna Villa from box eight.

Alderley Reform (1) is well boxed and has won his last four at Angle Park. The Yahoo Omar and Bananarama (EA’s Itzaboy – Cheeky Intent) dog is bred to show pace. The rails draw brings him right into the race and he could cause a minor upset at healthy odds.

2014 Group Three SA Oaks Final Preview

The 2014 SA Oaks final will take place on Thursday night at Angle Park at 9:41pm. The Group Three event carries a $25,000 prize and Victorian trainer Jeff Britton has two huge chances of snaring the main prize.

Britton trains two of the finalists; Mepunga Hayley and Oakvale Destiny. Both of these bitches are Group One winners and have plenty on this field in the class stakes. It remains to be seen if either of them can add their name to the winner’s list.

Previous winners of the Oaks race include El Paso, Braakensiek, Petite Verdot, Lukeamy, Tiarta, Miss Mini Mouse, Que Sera Sera, Irreplacebale, Jean Jeannie, Kalden Athena, Mepunga Nicky, Hope’s Up and last year’s winner, Kokoda Spirit.

Mepunga Hayley and Oakvale Destiny will battle for favourtism prior to box-rise as not much seperates the pair. Oakvale Destiny was the fastest heat winner and she has the most experience at the track out of the two. The best local hopes look to be Spring Amanda and Oakvale Destiny’s sister, Footluce Diva.

Here’s a comprehensive look at the form for each of the finalists and an analysis of their chances:

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
Spring Amanda
Trainer
Wendy Matcott
Owner
Greg Board
Prizemoney
$16,585
Last 10 Starts
1522154122
30 Months Red Fawn Bitch by Mogambo - Focus Bale
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $502 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 9 8 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 4 3 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 0
ARG Comments: Spring Amanda is a versatile bitch that has won over this distance as well as the middle distance and staying trips. She showed good early pace last week and had one of the best first sections of the four heats. She led her heat last week but was run down by the classy Oakvale Destiny. She has won just one race from box one from five attempts. She has a flying best of 29.59 and will have to run right up to that to be competitive.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.59 29.85 4.41 4.42
Box 2
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Emerley Senorita
Trainer
Peter Hurley
Owner
P & J Hurley
Prizemoney
$12,035
Last 10 Starts
1866731511
30 Months Brindle Bitch by El Grand Senor - Emerley Charmer
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $273 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
44 11 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 39%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 9 2 3
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Emerley Senorita was a surprise heat winner last week at $17.00 but she showed the benefit of a good record at the track. Last week’s victory was her ninth at the track and she recorded a personal best of 29.85. She won from the wide draw last week and moves to a box where she has had just the two wins from seven tries. She likes to use the track so this draw does not appear ideal.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.85 29.85 4.44 4.44
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.00
Heat Replay
Mepunga Hayley
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Barry Smith
Prizemoney
$188,360
Last 10 Starts
4111231112
27 Months Black Bitch by Bekim Bale - Mepunga Harmony
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $7,534 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 12 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
ARG Comments: Mepunga Hayley is a Group 1 winner already this year and she is well placed to take out this Group 3 event. She was unable to take the lead away from Emerley Senorita last week, going down by a narrow margin. However, she was having her first start at the track last week and she is likely to improve off that. She is one of the main chances.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.86 4.49 4.49
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.30
Heat Replay
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$139,635
Last 10 Starts
4136115341
26 Months Blue Bitch by Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,347 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 9 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comments: Oakvale Destiny rattled home last week to overtake Spring Amanda and secure a convincing three and a half length win in a fast 29.63. The Group 1 winner has now had the benefit of two starts at the track. Her only fault is that she can get back in her runs so she has to rely on luck early to get a good crack at the leaders.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.63 29.63 4.58 4.64
Box 5
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Footluce Diva
Trainer
Kenneth Trowbridge
Owner
K & M Trowbridge
Prizemoney
$18,110
Last 10 Starts
3163711431
26 Months Black Bitch by Vapour Whirl - Footluce
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $787 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 8 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
ARG Comments:Footluce Diva is locally trained and also a sister to the highly fancied Oakvale Destiny. She clocked her best time last week and jumped from a wide box. The squeeze box hasn’t been good to her so far as she is yet to record a win from two starts. She will need to put her best foot forward to overcome the two talented chasers drawn inside her.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.72 29.72 4.48 4.48
Box 6
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Honky Tonk Doll
Trainer
Sidney Topp
Owner
Sidney Topp
Prizemoney
$9,540
Last 10 Starts
8235221112
28 Months Black & White Bitch by Dyna Lachlan - My Lippling
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $366 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 7 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 4 6 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 1
ARG Comments: Honky Tonk Doll is a fast beginner who showed the most early pace last week. Her wins are well spaced so if she leads she will have to have a long break over the rest of the field to be any chance. She has run into a good patch of form lately so her connections will be hoping that all the luck goes her way.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 30.02 4.40 4.50
Box 7
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Fratelli Fresh
Trainer
Dustin Drew
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$15,095
Last 10 Starts
1215163611
27 Months Red Brindle Bitch by High Earner - Magic Capers
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,161 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 7 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
54% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG Comments: Fratelli Fresj was impressive last week from box five, leading virtually all the way to break the 30 second barrier at her first look at the track. She is capable of running a place at odds.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.98 29.98 4.53 4.53
Box 8
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Unix Bale
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$37,735
Last 10 Starts
3355248812
30 Months Brindle Bitch by Collision - Mamie Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $943 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 10 7 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 0 1
ARG Comments: Unix Bale showed no early pace last week which is not going to work well for her from box eight. She ran home into second behind Footluce Diva last week. She has only won the one race in her last 10 starts and it looks like she will find it tough to make a mark in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.91 4.68 4.68
1st Res
Race Odds
$8.50
Heart Replay
Frattini
Trainer
Christine Oldfield
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$7,160
Last 10 Starts
1111171513
26 Months Brindle Bitch by Collision - Dusty Retreat
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $795 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Frattini is a talented NSW chaser who finsihed a tight third behind Emerley Senorita at her first look at the track. She has six wins from nine starts so she knows how to find the line. If she gets a start she will give it a good crack but will have to overcome two experienced Group 1 winners.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.89 4.51 4.51
2nd Res
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Boojerooma
Trainer
Bozidar Stamenkovic
Owner
Bozidar Stamenkovic
Prizemoney
$28,620
Last 10 Starts
343122F123
28 Months Black Bitch by Collision - Koombooyana Star
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,201 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 3 3 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 3 5
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Boojerooma won the Group 3 Howard Ashton at the track earlier this year. She has only been unplaced once in her last 10 starts. Her chances will rest on the draw she gets if she gains a start as she has a better record from inside boxes.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.83 29.99 4.46 4.51

Medusa’s Me Mum Impresses In Maiden Victory

Cooranbong trainer Beau Hedley unleashed a talented youngster on the racing scene last Monday, with Medusa’s Me Mum most impressive in a heat of the Macro Meats Maiden Series.

Exiting from box five in heat one, the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Magic Medusa started as the $2.50 favourite and didn’t disappoint punters, clocking a best of the night time of 29.93. After getting a good start, the 25kg chaser took the lead around the first turn, streaking away at the finish to score by four and three quarter lengths.

The victory was not only pleasing for Hedley, but even more so for owner Linda Henderson, whose experienced some extremely difficult times in recent months and thoroughly deserved something to smile about.

“Linda is a great lady who has been through some tough times recently and I was so pleased for her after the race. Hopefully she can keep improving from her and we can have some fun,” said Hedley.

After clocking a sizzling time of 25.19 in a performance trial at Maitland two weeks ago, Hedley was confident of her chances heading into Monday night’s race.

“I told Linda if she gets left along for the first few strides she will be hard to beat. Her performance trial at Maitland was very good and I’m really happy she has drawn box eight on Saturday night. It should give her some room to move.”

Paua Explosion was also impressive in her heat for trainer Steve White; clocking 30.00 from box one in heat two. After missing the start from box one, the daughter of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt sat behind the early leader, taking over in the back straight and saluted by one and a half lengths.

Other heat winners included Karma Connie (30.12), Lagoon Kootchy (30.27), Talkin Fancy (30.34), Peejay Jack (30.60) and Devine Raider (30.76).

Box draw for $10,000 Macro Meats Maiden Final:

1. Talkin Fancy – Dennis Barnes
2. Devine Raider – Pat Parrelli
3. Peejay Jack – Amy Bennett
4. Fantastic Spiral – Jason Fletcher
5. Lagoon Kootchy – Raymond Webster
6. Paua Explosion – Steve White
7. Karma Connie – Peter Honnery
8. Medusa’s Me Mum – Beau Hedley

Fahey Brothers Make Clean Sweep At Devonport

Brothers Gary and Greg Fahey made a clean sweep of the $5,760 George and Eileen Johnston Puppy Championship Final (452 metres) at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting when they provided the trifecta for the annual feature with littermates Soul Sister, Rip And Tear and Breaker’s Tip. Surprisingly, it was the despised outsider Soul Sister that prevailed in the prestigious event, recording a time of 25.64 and paying a win dividend of $26.80.

One of Tasmania’s best known racing identities, Greg purchased the well related bitch Dennes Point (Go Wild Teddy – Wooreddy) from the Island syndicate headed by prominent breeder Barry Heawood and bred her to Mogambo. The resultant litter to be raced by him in partnership with Gary, a well known trainer based at Mangalore. The winner of six of 12 lifetime outings while accumulating stakes in excess of $8,700, the bitch had all the credentials to become a successful matron, her dam having already proven to be a wonderful producer.

Greg’s judgement was correct, members of the litter have impeccable manners, an abundance of speed and have impressed greatly in recent months.

On Tuesday, Rip And Tear as the likely leader was public elect, and everything went according to plan until the final stanza, when Soul Sister blew him away with a powerful finishing burst. She had only won on one occasion previously, but according to her trainer, had improved greatly in recent weeks. “The others were five or six lengths quicker than her, but when we trialled them last she went as well as they did,” he explained.

Fahey also explained that he was delighted to win a raced named in honour of George and Eileen Johnston. “George was one of the instigators of me getting into the game back in the sixties when I first got my love of greyhounds,” he said.

Icons of the greyhound racing industry in the North West, the Johnson’s were involved in the sport as participants as well as administrators and raced such standouts as Fenton Girl, Fenton Doll, Rambling Jet, Fiery Bob, Lucky Concession, Edward My Lad, Quiet Doll, Fenton Gold, Devon George and Miss Top Notch.

“George would breed a litter and give prospective purchasers the pick of them, keeping the pups that were left for himself,” former NWGRC chairman Gary Sutton explained. “Invariably he would end up with the best greyhounds, so it just goes to prove what a great trainer he was.”

Meanwhile fledgling sire St. Pierre was credited with a winner at the NWGRC meeting when Black Sienna, one of the offspring of bitch Wongawilli Wala, was successful in the Fenton Girl Juvenile (452 metres). An occupant of Ted Medhurst’s powerful Mangalore kennel, the bitch recorded a time of 25.78 in winning the event at odds of $2.30 and is displaying plenty of potential at this stage of her career.

The Allan Anderson juggernaut also continued to gain momentum at the meeting when he prepared yet another winner in what is the greatest run of success he has experienced during his long period of involvement in the sport. Blue Tam, by Go Wild Teddy from Juicy Lucy, took out the Quiet Doll Grade 4 (452 metres), recording a time of 25.72 and paying a win dividend of $3.00.

Daniel Miles Fined $200 Under Greyhounds Australasia Rule 86 (o)

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into an incident at the Cairns Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting on 26 July 2014 following a complaint lodged by Trainer P. Milani regarding the handling of his greyhound Duel Em Up by Trainer Daniel Miles following the running of Race 3.

After taking evidence from Mr Daniel Miles, Stewards issued a charge against Mr Miles pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule 86 (o).

The specifics of the charge were that on 26 July 2014 Mr Daniel Miles handled the greyhound Duel Em Up trained by Mr Peter Milani in an improper manner following the running of Race 3 on 26 July 2014, an event on the program of the Cairns Greyhound Racing Club.

Mr Miles pleaded guilty to the charge.

When assessing penalty Stewards took into account Mr Miles’ previous record where he has had a licence for 13 years and has never faced the Stewards in relation to a similar manner. Mr Miles was fined $200.

Mr Miles was advised of his appeal rights.

This Week In Racing History

SEPTEMBER
10

Security Star set a new track record time of 20.03 for the 350 metres trip at Kempsey in 2005.

Lochinvar Prada annexed the 2008 Black Top over 515 metres at the Gardens, defeating Elite Oriental and Cindeen Shelby.

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The inaugural National Sprint Championship was run over 500 yards at Harold Park in 1965. The event was taken out by NSW representative Best Sun, trained by Eddie Batiste, who downed fellow NSW sprinters Satyr Rocket and Chariot Charm. The closest interstate runner was Queenslander He’s Lightning, with Billy Vee (sixth) the first Victorian across the line.

The Reg Hazelgrove-trained Carnage Maker took out the 2007 Lismore Cup and picked up $25,000 first prize money.

12
King Cinbon set a new track record of 24.3 for 440 yards on the loam circuit at Harold Park. The loam track had only been opened seven days earlier.

Ascapella Miss collected $640 for taking out the 1974 Interstate Challenge over 704 metres at the Gabba. The South Australian champion defeated local star Captain Winter by seven lengths with arch-rival Miss High Lo third in a new track record time of 41.61.

Freewheeler won the 1988 Victorian final of the National Sprint Championship, held at Olympic Park, defeating Hay Dinney.

The Robert Britton-trained Victorian sprinter One Tree Hill took out the 2007 Black Top at the Gardens, running a fast 29.44 for the 515 metre trip.

13
Victorian stayer Corcoran won his maiden in 1973. Running over 720 metres at Shepparton, Corcoran scored by 15 lengths and equalled the track record of 43.00.

Chinatown Lad became the first Tasmanian stayer to take out the Chairman’s Cup (720 metres, Wentworth Park), winning the 2008 running from Varvatos and kennelmate Fallen Zorro. Chinatown Lad set a new race record time of 42.23.

14
Peter Brent made it three starts for three wins in taking out the 1949 Maitland Derby, run over 440 yards, by two lengths.

The inaugural Adelaide Cup was won by local sprint star Bristol Miss in 1972. The Doug Payne-trained champion (box 8) scored by five lengths from the smart North Kinta.

Victorian stayer Proven Impala won the 2013 Chairman’s Cup by four and a half lengths from the ill-fated Smart Valentino, running a race record 42.01 for trainer Joe Borg.

15
Cheeky Student took out the 1972 Gippsland Hurdle Championship, run over 540 yards at Warragul, by five lengths from Italian View and Jeandelo, running 30.5/16.

Wylie Boy won the 1995 Traralgon Cup by seven lengths from Sonic Duke to pick up $10,000 for his connections.

New Zealand stayer Know Peace won the 2012 Chairman’s Cup (720 metres, Wentworth Park) by three lengths from Victorian star Irma Bale.

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Macareena won a Harold Park Stake (top grade) over 500 yards in 1953 by eight lengths in a fast 26.6 to take her record to seven starts for seven wins at the big Glebe circuit.

Cherrie Sepol smashed the 722-metre Wentworth Park track record in taking out the 1978 Metropolitan Cup. Cherrie Sepol scored by 10 lengths and ran a sensational 42.50 to clip 4/100ths off the previous mark held by Kawati Boy.
On the same night, prolific winner Happy Endo took out the final of the NSW Country Championship, run over 530 metres. The victory was her fifth from her previous six outings.

Tabcorp Should Get Its Finger Out

It’s all very well for Tabcorp’s boss, David Attenborough, to complain* about the activities of corporate and overseas bookmakers, but should he try to be more competitive himself?

*See address to American Chamber of Commerce, 28 August, listed on Tabcorp website.

The major example can be seen in Tabcorp’s Fixed Odds pricing, where books of 130% are normal and roughly parallel those of the online people. These are punitive figures which no normal customer can ever overcome over a period. In traditional wagering terms, they are an insult to punters.

Attenborough could well order the figures reduced to, say, 117%, which equates to the deduction he takes out of conventional tote business (an average of $16 out of every $100 or $14.50 for Win bets). He could make the pace and re-take the initiative from the NT group. No doubt the NT companies would follow and customers would get a better deal all round. Turnover and prices would both be better, and there is still plenty left for the betting operators to dine out on.

Another sensible move would be to get rid of the ridiculous Duet bet, which hardly anyone buys, and thereby boost turnover for standard Quinella and Exacta betting, both badly in need of help at the smaller greyhound meetings.

So why doesn’t he?

Of course, part of the answer is that, contrary to Attenborough’s claim that “we have morphed into a more agile, customer-led organisation”, Tabcorp is hell-bent on scraping as much as it can out of every bet made, almost regardless of where that will lead customers and the industry in the longer term. For Fixed Odds, the current attitude is that if they (corporate bookies) can do it, so can we. For Duet betting, they obviously cannot be bothered cleaning up a relic of the ages. The customers are not leading at all, Tabcorp is.

WINNING AND LOSING AT THE SAME TIME

Mind you, state racing authorities are no better than Tabcorp as they are also in the 130% camp when quoting odds on their formguides. What a terrible example to set for the industry! It is impossible to understand their motives in doing that. Their other options are to use a 100% book as a guideline to runners’ real chances or to adopt the tote figure of 117% which would allow direct price comparisons.

Let’s take those comparisons a bit further. As I write, at Horsham (Tuesday) the Watchdog is suggesting books of 125%, 132%, 128%, and 127% for four of the better races. But in real life punters did things a little differently. All four of the Watchdog’s top picks also ended up as favourites but at shorter prices.

 

NSW TAB Watchdog Actual
Race 4 $2.80 $1.80 Won
Race 5 $1.70 $1.40 Won
Race 6 $2.00 $1.90 Lost
Race 7 $2.50 $2.30 Lost

 

This introduces three features of greyhound betting; (a) punters over-bet on the favourite; (b) the Watchdog, as the most prominent tipster, probably influences punters’ selections; and (c) the average punter is not paying attention to value.We have not shown Fixed Odds for these races but they are in fact identical to the final tote payout. Information on what happened during the course of betting is not available.

An even dollar on each of these favourites resulted in a loss of 80 cents, or 20% of your $4 investment. To put it another way, the Watchdog’s suggested odds are more sensible but they never happen in practice. Maybe GRV should take out a bookie’s licence?

A further comment would be that most punters would not be aware of the final odds because only around half of the pool would be evident prior to the time punters had to place their bet. Any later fluctuations are influenced by the relatively small size of greyhound pools – and Horsham’s twilight slot on Tuesdays is as good as it gets for provincial racing, often producing bigger pools than for evening races in town (on the NSW TAB).

The outcome is that maybe half the punters are taking a pig in a poke because they are gambling without real knowledge while the other half may understand the form but is still forced to guess that the final price will be satisfactory – and often it will not be. Of course, this may well be one of the factors which encourage a shift to Fixed Odds Betting. Seldom will that do you any good but at least you will know what you are getting.

From the industry’s viewpoint, it is stuck with a volatile betting structure, one which has grown up like Topsy and is totally out of the control of racing administrators. The real competition we used to have – from on-course bookmakers – has disappeared along with the on-course crowds they once served. Indeed, that change is the real reason why controls over wagering should have changed long ago. (Efforts by RNSW to regulate online bookmakers are belated steps but are unlikely to reverse the trends significantly).

Aside from extra regulation, solutions, or rather assistance of some sort, are available from two sources – the creation of a national pool with greater price certainty, and mounting efforts to better educate punters about greyhound racing.

The Federal Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, is currently looking into online gambling activities and so may well venture into the wagering scene, particularly as many prominent people are complaining – eg Tabcorp, Racing NSW, former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett, and probably Racing Victoria (which often tends to be follower, not a leader).

JOKING, PERHAPS?

Here is one that slipped by me, largely because I take a very low interest in racing at Ipswich due to its disruptive layout.

However, since the recent transfer of form and results data from the local Queensland people to the GRNSW-operated Ozchase system some changes have occurred, not least being the fact that winning box information is missing.

Importantly, they have ended up with the dreadful Tasmanian practice of assigning sectional times for Ipswich 431m races to whatever dog won the race, never mind what actually led. Consequently, future career records will be distorted because they follow only what goes onto the formline.

Queensland is also deficient at all other provincial tracks.

Add to that the more common practice – at NSW Northern Rivers tracks, for example – of not allocating the single sectional time for all short races to any runner at all and you have a dog’s breakfast of data.

Expecting serious punters to support the sport under these conditions is fanciful dreaming.

Graham Berry Inquiry Concludes With More Disqualifications

ARG Opinion: This ongoing case has been one of the biggest inquiries in Australian Greyhound Racing. RWWA have made it clear that they won’t tolerate clear disdain for the rules. An example has been made of Graham Berry that should be noted Australia wide. He was disqualified for a serious charge and proceeded to ignore that disqualification, resulting in very hefty penalties.

We have provided a link below to each steward report for the different cases within the inquiry.

Greyhounds – Stewards’ Inquiry – Conclusion of inquiries arising from a report of Greyhounds found at the property of a disqualified person.

RWWA Stewards have today completed all outstanding inquiries surrounding the discovery of 61 greyhounds by RWWA Principal Investigator Mr P O’Reilly and the Stewards on 9 April 2014 at a property in Nambeelup Park and the persons associated with them and their actions and associations with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry, who was found at the property at that time.

In this respect the following inquiries have now been concluded with the penalties as indicated applied.

• Owner/Trainer Mr Michael Gordon pleaded guilty in a written submission to a charge under GAR86(ah) with the particulars being he did associate with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by attending Mr Berry’s premises prior to 9 April 2014 and assisting Mr Berry to worm greyhound puppies that were located at the premises in question.

Disqualified for nine (9) months.

• Owner/Trainer Mr. Jason Marley pleaded guilty in a written submission to a charge under GAR86 (ah) with the particulars being he did associate with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by contacting Mr Berry and organising for Stanga Jill, a greyhound he owned, to be moved to the premises in question as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9th April 2014.

Disqualified for three (3) months.

• Owner/trainer Devin White was found guilty at a Stewards inquiry to a charge under GAR86(ah) with the particulars being he did associate with disqualified person Mr Graham Berry for the purposes of greyhound racing by having a litter of seven Magic Sprite x Uno Shazza greyhounds, which he was the licensed breeder of, at the premises in question as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9th April 2014.

Disqualified for three (3) months.

In considering the appropriate penalty in each case, Stewards took into account, amongst other things:

• Each person’s personal circumstances, level of involvement in the matters arising and seriousness of their respective offences.
• The seriousness of the offence and the consequences it has had for the Greyhound Industry.
• The need for deterrence both general and specific

The conclusion of these inquires now completes all inquiries arising from the initial investigation, which has seen penalties issued for various rule breaches as previously reported to the following individuals:-

• Disqualified person – Mr Graham Berry – Disqualified for a total of 10-years and fined $2,500
• Owner – Ms Linda Hulsinga – Disqualified for a total of 18-months
• Trainer – Mr Dan Biddle – Disqualified for a total of 9-months and fined $1,000
• Trainer – Mr Tim Mullany- Disqualified for a total of 6-months
• Trainer – Mr Glen Price- Fined $750
• Trainer – Mr Kody Charles – Fined $10,000
• Owner – Miss Rebecca Watson – Disqualified for a total of 18-months.

Graham Berry Fined $2,500 And Disqualified For 10 Years

RWWA Stewards have now completed their inquiry with respect to disqualified person Mr Graham Berry 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 has proceeded in the absence of Mr Berry who was invited to make written submissions in the matter both with respect to conviction and penalty. No submissions were received.

On 19 August 2014, Mr Berry was found guilty to the following charges, which the Stewards on 5 September imposed the penalties as indicated.

In considering the appropriate penalty, Stewards took into account, amongst other things:

– Mr Berry’s record during his time registered with RWWA which was poor.
– That he was a disqualified person at the time.
– The seriousness of the offence and the consequences it has had for the Greyhound Industry.
– The extensive number of greyhounds involved, his disregard for the Rules of Racing and failure to adhere to the restrictions of disqualification.
– The need for deterrence both general and specific

Charges and penalties

Three (3) charges under Rule 99 3 (g) as follows:

1. The specifics of the charge related to Mr Graham Berry, being a disqualified person with RWWA, remaining at a place where 60 registered for racing and breeding greyhounds were kept, as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014, whilst disqualified.

Ten (10) year disqualification.

2. The specifics of the charge related to Mr Graham Berry, being a disqualified person with RWWA, entered premises of another licensed person where greyhounds were kept, to collect Ceejay Shambi and her 9 pups by Magic Sprite and relocate them to his premises, as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014, whilst disqualified.

Five (5) year disqualification

3. The specifics of the charge related to Mr Graham Berry, being a disqualified person with RWWA, entered premises of another licensed person where greyhounds were kept to collect Cosmic Wild and an unnamed adult greyhound out of Rumble Supreme/Kalden Gem ear branded WBARB and relocate them to his premises, as discovered by RWWA Officials on 9 April 2014, whilst disqualified.

Five (5) year disqualification.

4. Rule 91(c) relating to contempt at the Stewards inquiry he attended at Ascot on 10 July 2014 – Fine $1,000

5. Rule 86(g) relating to insulting language to the RWWA Principal Investigator as he left the Stewards inquiry on 10 July 2014 – Fine $1,000

6. Rule 86(f) relating to insulting language to the RWWA Principal Investigator during a kennel inspection conducted on 9 April 2014– Fine $500

7. Rule 86(q) relating to making an act that is detrimental to the control of greyhound racing by making a false report to the WA Police on the 9 April 2014 in an attempt to prevent the Stewards from lawfully entering his property on the 9 April 2014. – Five (5) year disqualification.

The periods of disqualification issued are to be served concurrently. In summary Mr Berry has been disqualified for a period of 10-years and fined $2,500.

Pursuant to GAR100, as Mr Berry was found to have breached the restrictions of disqualification (GAR99), his 12-month penalty of disqualification issued on 31 October 2013 for a breach of GAR86(o), (which was recommenced on 1 January 2014 following a previous breach of this rule), is again recommenced as from 9 April 2014 and expires on 8 April 2015.

Stewards have also directed that the penalties of disqualification now issued are to commence after the 12-month disqualification has been served, and accordingly the 10-year disqualification shall expire on the 8 April 2025.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 10th 2014

Early day today, with the first at Angle Park kicking things off.

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Race No. 1Find Grsa On Facebook Stake Pr2 …12:27 PM
6 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK GECKO2734NBTKym Burnett
2DAKOTA JOE433536.09Colin Simes
4PING KING122735.38Rebecca Mcauley-fry
5LOOKS LIKE DAD474435.35Anthony Fry
7RUBY SWIFT362435.62Tony Hinrichsen
8COOL OPAL3515NBTRebecca Mcauley-fry

Dakota Joe didn’t have much luck in his 600m debut here last week and he should be much better for the run. In his race last week the gaps never really opened up for him. Today in the smaller field he should be able to work his way through the field with ease and should prove far too strong in the run home. Black Gecko is expected to punch through and lead early. He should set a cracking pace but I think the last 50m may be a challenge for him. Ping King is the interesting runner, he seems to reserve his best for the Gawler track but this race isn’t strong and he should be in the mix with some luck early.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dakota Joe

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Only At The Dogs Stake Pr2 Divis…1:57 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $820 Prizemoney.
1st: $580 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHIMSICAL BLUES12NBTGary Rawlings
2ELSWADO783430.64Kiah Edwards
3DOUBLE DIEGO6338NBTNadine Payne
10KIPSANG686730.33Anthony Fry
5NATURALLY CURLY634330.13Trevor Jessup
6FOOTROT FLARE121830.24Bozidar Stamenkovic
7ALLEN ULTRON544730.46Lisa Rasmussen
8KNUCKLE BOOM211630.48Leanne Fagan

Footrot Flare had no luck at all when resuming from a spell recently and she should be able to make amends today. Before going from a spell she had set the track alight at Gawler with a slick 22.64 win and there isn’t anything in this field that can get near that sort of time. Today she has slow beginners drawn on either side and if she can get away on terms with them, she should be able to lead from go to whoa. Naturally Curly is armed with a monster finish but he has been dropping out a lot further than normal in the early stages of his races recently, however this is not a strong race so he should be able to pick them off in the closing stages. Knuckle Boom and Double Diego round out the chances, both should settle somewhere near the lead and they should be able to hold on for some of the minor money.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Footrot Flare

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

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

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

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

Coursing Stalwarts Close The Season Out At Virginia Coursing

After a coursing season spanning April to September, it came down to the final stalwarts still left standing. With a small program on hand, Len Wilson and Galaxy Snow took out the GOTBA Maiden stake in 15.60 over Ben Rawlings and Wiregrass. Times were not the fastest as the greyhounds were running into a fairly strong headwind all afternoon. Ben Rawlings and Screamin’ took out the second GOTBA Maiden Stake in 15.89 when defeating Ray Fewings’ Light Beer. Ben took out the third GOTBA Maiden when Bogie Yates defeated Emerley Colt in 15.67. Raja’s Green Man continued his winning form when defeating Emerley Street in the GOTBA Juvenile in 15.50. Shaun Laffin spent Father’s Day with yet another win by Big Merc when defeating Wendy Sebastyan’s Lake Burley in the mixed Novice/One Stake. Rolland Parry returned to the winner’s dias when Vail defeated Blutigaroo in the Free For All in 15.40.

The 2014 GOTBA Greyhound of the Year is Michael Louth’s VAIL who had a good season and the Trainer of the Year goes to Ben Rawlings who overtook Don Turner at this last meeting.

The Club is appreciative of our band of dedicated workers and volunteers – from our Slipper to our Judge and Lure Driver, Canteen staff and catching pen assistants – all play a very important part in presenting our sport to industry participants in a professional manner.

We look forward to a productive season in 2015 and trust that owners/trainers will continue to support us in the manner that they have previously. Take care and may the gods of speed and safe racing look over you!

RESULTS:

RACE 1 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Bill Wudarczyk and Len Wilson’s GALAXY SNOW (BK D, Jan ’11; Cosmic Rumble/Springvale Snow) defeated Leslie Bein’s WIREGRASS (BK B, Jun ’11; Collision/Bogie Skye) by 4 lengths in 15.60. Winner trained by Len Wilson.

RACE 2 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
L Torpy, G Esmond, B Penny & K Hassan SCREAMIN’ (BK B, Jul ’11; Big Daddy Cool/Midnight Promise) defeated Mariane Wilton’s LIGHT BEER (BE & W D, Jan ’12; Corporate Raida/Peachy Coluda) by 1.5 lengths in 15.89. Winner trained by Ray Fewings.

RACE 3 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Leslie Bein’s BOGIE YATES (BK D, Jan ’12; High Earner/Bogie Gem) defeated P & J Hurley’s EMERLEY COLT (BK D, Oct ’12; Spring Gun/Emerley Chant) by 2 lengths in 15.67. Winner trained by Ben Rawlings.

RACE 4 : GOTBA JUVENILE STAKE
Ray Fewings’ RAJA’S GREEN MAN (BK D, Mar ’13; Bit Chilli/Dancing Jay Lo) defeated P & J Hurley’s EMERLEY STREET (BK B, Feb ’13; Oaks Road/Emerley Belle) b7 8 lengths in 15.50. Winner trained by Ray Fewings.

RACE 5 : GOTBA NOVICE/ONE STAKE
Philip Kruger’s BIG MERC (DK B D, May ’10; Pure Octane/Foolish Jean) defeated Wendy Sebastyan’s LAKE BURLEY (BK D, Mar ’11; College Causeway/Where’s Leena) in 15.51. Winner trained by Shaun Laffin.

RACE 6 : GOTBA FREE FOR ALL STAKE
Michael Louth’s VAIL (BK D, Aug ’11; Bombastic Shiraz/Sitka) defeated C & R Christensen’s BLUTIGAROO (BK D, Feb ’10; Shanlyn Prince/Go Wild Shirl) by 10 lengths in 15.40. Winner trained by Rolland Parry.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 8th 2014

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Race No. 1Spud Regis At Stud Mixed Stake C…6:37 PM
2/3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,470 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,020 2nd: $300 3rd: $150.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WREX BALE326230.08Wendy Matcott
2YODA BALE157530.21Tony Rasmussen
4SENNI TONY522529.91Colin Swain
5PROVEN JUDDY131529.69Jarrad Murray
7SET THE SCENE272729.66Laurence Cahalan
8LOLLY BALE767729.67Tony Rasmussen

Set The Scene is a class act on his night and from the wide and draw and in the small field he looks poised to score an easy victory. Two starts ago he turned in a strong performance when placed behind Kalden Gambino and he has a dazzling 29.66 PB over this journey. Proven Juddy appears to be the obvious danger, he was dragged down just as he was about to take the lead here last time so he should show drastic improvement tonight. Senni Tony is the interesting runner, his effort three runs back behind Cairnlea Layla was massive, if he steps cleanly tonight he should run a nice race at odds.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Set The Scene

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Only At The Dogs (veterans N/p) …9:36 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $850 2nd: $250 3rd: $125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CURLWAA HOPE383830.05Christopher Jaensch
2BRITISH BOMBER614329.92Steven Brook
3LUKEY DEEZ413529.87Troy Murray
4CHARTER244630.95Lauren Harris
6STOP SCRAMMIN’444229.66Petar Jovanovic
7MEL ALLEN652629.98Lisa Rasmussen
8POETIC MOVER617429.97Donald Turner

Stop Scrammin’ should be suited by the big drop in class tonight and with an empty draw underneath he should be able to take advantage in the early stages. He showed a return to form with a strong placing here last Thursday and tonight he finds himself in a race which lacks genuine early speed, so I can easily see him leading from go to whoa. Mel Allen could be the smokey in the race, she tends to show a lot more early speed when drawn out wide and she should be able to settle in the top two early. Lukey Deez is likely to start favourite and he is a chance but his two runs since scoring here in 29.87 have been fairly disappointing.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Stop Scrammin’

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

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

Trifecta: 6/2,3,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

Help Is Available If You Want It

Not for the first time, a boffin is on his way to radically changing a sport. This time it’s the way tennis coaches can make use of technology to improve their charge’s tactics.

The Australian reports that a USA-based Aussie, Damien Saunder, is collecting data from Hawkeye files to better guide tennis players on where to place their serves, for example. Saunder is a geospatial designer specialising in online mapping and data visualisation. He grew up playing tennis and AFL in Wangaratta.

“Tennis is a spatial game, meaning that the location of the ball or where a stroke or player is and therefore we can begin to understand the spatial patters about the sport”, Saunder said. “Many sports, like football, basketball and baseball have been using analytics for years to explore potential unknown patterns about the game, their players and opponent’s tactics”.

Currently, analysis of this sort is in widespread use by AFL and NRL clubs and the Australian Institute of Sport to check how well their players are doing, where they run, jump or swim, where injuries occur and how much work they do – and more.

Saunder’s technique goes well beyond the data you might have already seen on Hawkeye screens. For example, it not only looks at where the server places the ball but also how well the receiver handles it.

The underlying technology seems ideally suited to working out how best to design a greyhound track. Science will beat opinion any time.

A small example is already here as Tasmanian thoroughbreds carry a GPS marker to allow authorities to pinpoint their exact positions at various stages of the race and then calculate sectional times accurately. (What a pity they can’t move on to local dog races, where existing practices are hopelessly in error).

ANOTHER EXAMPLE

Full marks for GRV in its effort to rebuild the Healesville straight track. I had thought it improved considerably on the previous version – and it probably did. However a review of the heats of the Cup racing last Sunday revealed a great deal of unpredictable lateral movement, mostly from dogs veering over to the rail and the inside lure. Even dogs racing out wide were crabbing their way along, keen to get a better sight of the lure.

Relatively, little of that happens at Capalaba in Queensland, where they use a centre drag lure. So how best to do it?

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF

At Wentworth Park on Saturday Xylia Allen did what she normally does and won. Sweet It Is did what she normally does and lost. They ran 41.76 and 42.15 respectively.

Xylia Allen gets out quickly and leads. Sweet It Is comes out slowly and has to find her way through the maze, usually getting held up a couple of times. Those have always been their patterns and that’s what happened at Wenty.

And that’s why the result at Cannington in the Nationals was an aberration – a top effort from both but still an aberration. As were their relative starting prices. Sweet It Is may well have improved slightly over the last couple of months but that still does not make her a reliable bet in a top race. Apart from the winner, her opposition in the Chairman’s Cup heat was not too marvellous yet punters paid dearly to see her go down at $1.30. If you put a dollar on her both times, you are now losing money.

It’s not just these two. For years now the majority of top staying races have been taken out by leaders. Their staying capacity comes second. See, for example, Bentley Babe, Flashing Floods, Irma Bale and perhaps Dashing Corsair. Admittedly, genuine staying types have often been thin on the ground but that’s another story again.

It also makes another point. While a change of kennel to a top mentor may well produce good results (as with Sweet It Is), you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Sometimes, the stories concentrate on the successes, and ignore the failures, much as punters will tell you about their wins but never their losses. Essentially, Sweet It Is is still what she always was – a talented but slow-beginning stayer.

The bigger disappointment at Wenty was the poor showing of Dusty Moonshine, which was only a shadow of the dog that ran in the 41.90s three times in a row. It would not have beaten Xylia Allen anyway but a fading 42.54 after a good start tells us it was nowhere near its best form. It simply was not fit enough for this class and will not make the final.

Now to the future. Based on its history, Xylia Allen will not be able to repeat its heat time with the final only seven short days away. Whether it can still win is the hard question. Odds-on, look on!

DOLLARS AIN’T DOLLARS

I refuse to read, digest or believe any more stories about record prize money unless the authors first correct their data for inflation. Just to take one example, Xylia Allen, for all her brilliance, would not live with a former “record” money winner, Rapid Journey, if you put them up ten times in a row. Nor with Miata at the other end of the distance scale. Xylia Allen does score in the versatility stakes, but is probably best served over the middle distances.

That inflation, incidentally, has occurred not just in broad economic terms but it the way the industry allocates prize money. Neither of those other two dogs competed for $250,000 to $350,000 first prizes in relative or absolute terms.

Somebody with the data should set, say, the year 2000 as a base and adjust everything back to that level.

Group Two 2014 Healesville Cup Finalists Decided

Brooke Ennis will hold all the aces heading into next Sunday’s Group Two Healesville Cup after her recent kennel addition Size Does Matter set the time standard in the eight heats yesterday.

After beginning well from box eight and carving hard left to the rails in the third heat, the son of Bekim Bale and Size It Up (Elite State – Size ‘Em Up) exploded away mid race to win by six lengths in a swift 18.94.

He was the only heat winner who would break the 19-second barrier on the afternoon in a most powerful exhibition.

Earlier in the day, the first heat was won by the Jeff Britton trained Cosmic Wise in the time of 19.17. The 29kg black bitch made the most of box one by staying nailed to the rail and storming home from mid-field to land a two length victory.

The second heat also went the way of Britton when El Grand Seal overcame a tardy start from box four to score by the barest of margins in 19.28.

It was then Brooke Ennis’ turn to go back-to-back when, following Size Does Matter’s impressive win in heat three, Beejay The Deejay led all the way to upset his more fancied rivals and take out the fourth heat.

The promising young son of El Grand Señor and See Ya Señorita (Elite State – Bazwill) lowered the colours of big guns Walk Hard and Luca Neveelk en route to a one-length win in 19.09.

Heat five saw a boilover of gargantuan proportions when the Gary Hansen trained Call Me Hank saluted from box one at odds in excess of $36. The 35kg black dog used the rails alley with aplomb and staved off the late challengers to score in a blanket finish with the first five dogs all within 1 1/4 lengths of each other. He stopped the clock at 19.09 in an ultra competitive event.

The upsets continued in the sixth heat when Chocco Rocco ($32.20) led all the way from box six to win for Thomas O’Donovan. The regally bred son of Bombastic Shiraz and Leprechaun Chloe (Brett Lee – Glamorous) was simply too good, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 19.06.

Heat seven saw the third straight winner in excess of $30 win when the Peter Presutto trained Accomplished defeated some big names to advance to next week’s final.

After landing on the speed from box three, the 34kg black dog showed plenty of fight in front to take the heat by 1 1/2 lengths in 19.05. In the process he defeated the track record holder There’s A Earn and Recent Darwin Cup winner Clash Of Kings.

The final heat was taken out by Zambora Storm, who celebrated back-to-back Healesville wins by registering a personal best of 19.01. The Graham Whitford trained son of Magic Sprite and Secret Powers (Pure Octane – Witch Magic) lobbed on the bunny from box three and shot away mid-race to register a convincing 2 1/2 length victory.

The eight winners all progress to next Sunday’s $45,000 to-the-winner final with Brooke Ennis and Jeff Britton set to rug up half the field between them.

A full preview of the final, along with trainers comments will be available later in the week here on ARG.

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 7th 2014

Tom Waterhouse is offering ARG readers with a $250 free bet. As well as the free bet, TW will have a special Greyhound based promotion on this Tuesday. So there is no better time than now to open an account.

 

Race No. 6Greyhoundtips.com.au Start Winni…6:36 PM
OPEN event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,025 Prizemoney.
1st: $710 2nd: $210 3rd: $105.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1EMERLEY WIZARD716522.76Peter Hurley
2HIGH STATUS815222.73Karen Wittholz
3WHAT’S RUNNING351422.75Michael Giniotis
4FANCY RICK542222.55John Shanahan
5DISCO DAVE173422.83Kim Johnstone
6KATZ SHADOW753822.58Allen Miegel
7SNIPER SKILLS635723.10Leanne Fagan
8BOGIE EMERALD114322.74Ben Rawlings

Bogie Emerald has been placed in ten of eleven tries here with six of those being victories. She is a keen railer and if she can step cleanly she should be able to carve across in the early stages and break up the field. She is one of the more reliable beginners in training and this really looks her race. Katz Shadow could be the value in the event, he is much better than his recent form suggests and with a better getaway tonight he should be thereabouts. Fancy Rick will start a short priced favourite but he will need all the breaks from the middle pin, he has a blistering 22.55 PB here but he can be very hit or miss early. Emerley Wizard rounds out the chances, he is drawn to settle in the top three early and he too excels at this venue.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Exacta: 4,6,8/1,4,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Gawler Farm Machinery Stake Pr2 …7:16 PM
5 event over 531 metres at Gawler Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COLD PIES883631.01Ross Panagiotou
2MONTANA EXPRESS336431.35Kenneth Newlyn
3VOCAL RHYTHM3258NBTKenneth Newlyn
4TYSON WILLOW527630.77Tony Lagana
5JACK BALE153831.40Wendy Matcott
9RUN DEE CEE666531.30Michael Ceravolo
7WAVE JOCKEY872630.79Leanne Fagan
8PEPPER KAHN743231.62Kim Johnstone

Please note the scratching of Allen Paragon.

Pepper Kahn has her favourite draw and this is the weakest event she has contested for quite a while now. She normally steps cleanly and she should find herself in the first two as they negotiate the first bend. She has a flat spot mid race but she will come again in the home straight and she should prove too strong in the run home. Allen Paragon powered to the line when placed at Angle Park last time and he looms as a danger, he appears to be getting better with every run in SA and he will break through soon. Wave Jockey is well drawn out wide and he has a great record here, his form at present is better than it reads.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 6,7,8/1,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,6,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

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Race 7: Chilli In White

Star Recall Sets The Standard With Flying 29.97 Run

Star Recall shone around Cannington in the heats of the Spring Gift last night over the 530 metre distance, breaking the 30-second barrier for the first time in her career, clocking a slick 29.97.

The daughter of High Earner – No Recall jumped from box eight as odds on favourite paying $1.50 in the second and final heat of the night.

Star Recall received a clear run towards the inside of the track thanks to the early speed of Jump The Queue from box seven. As the field went into the home straight Thunder Rama held the lead wearing the blue rug and Star Recall loomed behind him. The pair matched strides a number of times before Star Recall showed her class pulling away to victory. Thunder Rama held on for second as Luba Monelli came home strongly to finish in third position. Jump The Queue managed to cling to fourth place after tiring in the home straight.

Star Recall made her 18th victory her finest, joining an elite club of chasers who have managed to break the 30-second barrier, including track record holder Miata (29.81).

Linda Britton’s Gone To Heaven won the first heat of the night from box one. She made it two wins in the one week when she jumped from box one and camped on the rails to convincingly secure a rug in next weeks Spring Gift final in a time of 30.46. Jason Stuart’s Black Dymas (box three) stayed within a few lengths of Britton’s leading bitch throughout finishing second, with Deyna (box two) and Love Of Lauren (box four) not far behind him. Zelemar Fever was unlucky to miss out on a place after jumping last out of the boxes wearing the black rug. She had to manoeuvre through the field and chase strongly into fifth place.

The box draw for next weeks $20,000 Spring Gift final is as follows:

1 Jump The Queue – Peter Hepple
2 Luba Monelli – David Hobby
3 Deyna – Linda Britton
4 Black Dymas – Jason Stuart
5 Gone To Heaven – Linda Britton
6 Star Recall – Linda Britton
7 Love Of Lauren – John Iwanyk
8 Thunder Rama – John Iwanyk

9 You Can Dream – Dennis Calleja
10 Zelemar Fever – Linda Britton

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Heats Preview

The nation’s capital hosts the heats of the Group Three Canberra Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The race is conducted over the trying 530m journey and is open to the best greyhounds nominated. The eventual winner will pocket $25,000. The first two place-getters from each heat will go through to next week’s final.

Here’s a look at the four heats:

Heat One – Group Three Canberra a Cup (Race 5 at 5:42pm)

On paper, the race looks to be a battle between Pumped Up Zarr (1) and Rue De Kahn (8). Pumped Up Zarr has recently turned four years of age but the Big Daddy Cool and Midnight Drama (Go Wild Teddy and Ready To Rise) dog is still winning races. He has been racing over the distance events in the latter part of his career however his sprint form at Canberra is good. He has two starts for two wins over the trip and a best of 30.28. He has also won three times from the rails draw.

Rue De Kahn (8), the winner of the Group One National Futurity at The Gardens, will be having her first start at Canberra. She has the ability to show pace and lead and she will need to in order to overcome the wide draw. She has good form from boxes six and seven but is yet to win from box eight. She is a winner at both Wentworth Park and The Meadows so is definitely up to the class of dogs in this heat.

The only other runners that look like a possible chance are Tiger The Weapon (3), Another Call (5) and Tribal Beat (7). They’ve all had relatively recent wins but their form and the times they have posted haven’t been as good as the two main chances.

Heat Two – Group Three Canberra Cup (Race 6 at 6:05pm)

The clear stand-out in this race is the Victorian My Bro Fabio (1). The Brooke Ennis trained son of Turanza Bale and Flamenco (Where’s Pedro – Zarbo) has won four of his last five around Sandown and The Meadows and should prove too good in this field. He is strong, loves box one, and can run time so he ticks all the boxes. The only thing going against him is that he is having his first look at the track in race conditions.

If Especially (4) can handle the awkward draw she is the main danger to My Bro Fabio. She is a very consistent beginner and back in July she led My Bro Fabio in a race around Sandown. He ended up winning that event by seven lengths so she really needs to get in front here to give herself a chance.

NSW bitch Lani Banarni (6) has shown solid form coming into this series with six wins from her last 10 starts including two in a row at Wentworth Park recently. She’s hasn’t had too much joy from box six in the past so she will need some luck from the draw.

Cheeky Grant (8) has won five of her last 10 but is yet to record a win from box eight. Her recent wins have been at Dubbo and Wentworth Park.

Another Chance (5) has won over the 400m distance at Canberra. He can show good speed but the query is whether he can run out the 530m strongly.

Heat Three – Group Three Canberra Cup (Race 7 at 6:21pm)

Father Skeeta (2) has won his last four in a row and the Aston Galilee and Madam Jessie (Bond – Go Wild Jessie) dog will be looking to make it five in a row from the handy draw. He is yet to have a start at Canberra but is coming off two good wins at Wentworth Park. He’s reliable early so should be right in this.

Shilling Flex (6) has faced the starter just 14 times in her career. She has won five of those races including one at Canberra over this trip in 30.55. Her box manners have been consistent and this should put her in good stead from the draw.

Other winners at Canberra include Van Carrho Flash (4) who has win twice at the track for a best time of 30.73 and Usaine, who has also won two at the track, for a best of 30.75.

Heat Four – Group Three Canberra Cup (Race 8 at 6:41pm)

Zambora Magic (8) absolutely scorched around Wentworth Park two starts back, stropping the clock at 29.49. The Magic Sprite and Secret Powers (Pure Octane – Witch Magic) dog has notched up 14 career wins. He is having his first look at Canberra over this trip. If he replicates his recent Wentworth Park run he is right in this.

Cawbourne Whip (3) has won two at the track including a 30.21 victory last start. The black and white bitch by Dyna Lachlan and American Spot (Molotov – Elite Monelli) has won 15 from 30 in her career and has recorded fast times at Bulli, The Gardens and Wentworth Park. She is a winner of the 2014 Canberra Capital Distance Championship and took out the Group Three Dapto Maiden last year. She is drawn well in box three and will start the favourite.

Pleiades (6) has had six goes at this trip at Canberra for one win and four placings. He finished five lengths second behind Cawbourne Whip last week from box three and he now moves out to box six for this. He has had nine starts from the draw for just one win.

Storm Twister (1) is capable of leading from this draw. He is a last start winner at Nowra in 30.22 and has won from this draw previously. This will be his first run in Canberra over this distance.

Black Daddy (2) is a strong type who hasn’t had much luck in his last two runs from bad draws. He has won in a fast 30.53 over the 535m at Richmond and has won nine from 34 overall. The better draw brings him into the race.

Group Two 2014 Healesville Cup Heats Preview

Eight heats of the world’s richest straight track race will take place amid the Yarra Ranges on the banks of the Watts River this Sunday, when the 2014 Group Two Healesville Cup series kicks off.

The $45,000 to-the winner event is held over the 350 metre loam trip and has attracted plenty of quality in 2014.

Due to changes in the racing calendar, it will be the second Healesville Cup for 2014 with trainer Kel Greenough given the unique opportunity of winning the same race twice in a year. He won the race in February with Frosty Jay Jay and will have High Speed Chase and Unleash De Fear engaged in this Sunday’s heats.

Here is a look at the main chances in each of the eight heats;

Race 4 – Healesville Cup – Heat 1 – 1:25pm

The Darren McDonald trained Harry Keeping (3) heads to Healesville for the first time but looks most suited to the trip. The young dog has never finished worst than second in his 12 career starts and has impeccable box manners. He could well lead all the way.

Darcy’s Entity (4) is another promising youngster with six wins to his credit from eight starts. He comes into this after finishing third behind All Strung Out in the Group Two Great Chase final at The Meadows on Wednesday and should also be close to the speed.

Beckenbauer (2) looks well drawn for trainer Darren Pattinson. He begins well and should be able to cross to the rails and possibly put himself right in the race from that point.

Race 5 – Healesville Cup – Heat 2 – 1:45pm

El Grand Seal (4) is a very consistent sprinter who is in the capable hands of Anakie mentor Jeff Britton. A winner of 10 from 20, she should be able to find the front early and give this field plenty to catch.

The Peter Akathiotis trained Nockabout Aussie (7) is a powerful type who can be devastating when he leaves the traps well. He is a little hit and miss at box-rise but will be finishing the race right off and has to be considered.

Texan (1) is a greyhound with a penchant for the straight track and has plenty of experience at the venue compared with his rivals. He has won seven of his 15 Healesville appearances for trainer Karen Leek and if he can run around his best time of 19.11, he will be in this up to his ears. He is in fantastic form, with a runner-up result in the Waterloo Cup last weekend rounding out his preparation.

Race 6 – Healesville Cup – Heat 3 – 2:06pm

Transcend Time (6) is an interesting runner in the third heat. He has had just three runs back from a break after running in the Healesville Cup in February. All three runs have been at this track and have yielded two wins and a third to Walk Hard here a fortnight ago. He has won three from five at the track and boasts a best of 19.18. He should be thereabouts in this heat.

Dark Warrior (1) has an imposing record from the inside draw with five victories from eight starts. He has never finished worse than second in five starts here and ran second behind Transcend Time here a month ago. If he produces anywhere near his personal best of 19.10 then he will be close to winning.

The Kelly Bravo trained Top Secret (3) is a speedy beginner who led for a long way before being run down by All Strung Out in the Group Two Great Chase final last Wednesday at The Meadows. He could land on the bunny and give plenty of cheek here.

Size Does Matter (8) has recently made his way into the kennel of Brooke and Jamie Ennis and debuted for them with an impressive best of the night 25.16 win at Ballarat. He is no stranger to straight racing having competed at Capalaba in Queensland and could be value in this field.

Early Return (2) is a genuine track specialist with 15 wins from 31 starts at Healesville. He had been a little below his best before a good 300 metre win last time out. He knows this place backwards.

Race 7 – Healesville Cup – Heat 4 – 2:29pm

The fourth heat looks to be a genuine match race and features Walk Hard (1), who was a finalist in this race earlier in the year and has an imposing record from box one. The Nicole McRae trained dog has won a a remarkable seven from eight when exiting the cherry and has a Healesville record to match, with eight wins from 11 attempts up the straight. He is not a speedy beginner but will be motoring home late nailed to the fence.

Luca Neveelk (3) has the near-flawless record of 17 wins from 20 outings which includes four from four at Healesville. While the race appears a match race between him and Walk Hard, he should have the advantage of doing it from in front with impeccable box manners being a feature of his racing style.

Hallelujah Henry (7) has not raced since July but has clocked a fast 18.93 here in the past. He faces a tough test first-up but can gallop and is definitely one for exotics.

Hekate Belle (8) has won three of her last four and was a finalist in Wednesday’s Group Two Great Chase. She has her share of early speed and looks to be an each way proposition.

Race 8 – Healesville Cup – Heat 5 – 2:45pm

The Rob Britton trained Farmor Las Vegas (4) returned to form by taking out the heat and final of the Group Three Townsville Cup recently. He has won three from five at this track with a personal best of 19.16. If he can find a bit of room early on he will take some beating.

Azza Azza Azza (2) has a superb strike rate with 15 wins from 20 starts. he has won his last four starts and also has a best here of 19.16. He could lob on the bunny and lead from go to whoa in this one.

Waymore’s Blues (7) is a regular in quality company with 11 wins from 32 starts. He has his first crack up the straight in this heat and could be some sort of hope if he begins well.

Shameless Bandit (8) is just 20 months old but has won two from two at Healesville including a swift 19.05 which he registered last week. He faces a steep class rise here but has some ability.

Race 9 – Healesville Cup – Heat 6 – 3:08pm

Matt’s Entity (1) is a quality chaser with 40 wins to his name. He has won eight from 11 out of the inside box and has never finished worse than second at his five Healesville appearances. He looks the one to beat in this heat.

Senor Socks (4) is a consistent chaser who has won one from two here with a best of 19.20. He finished second to Zambora Storm here recently and is one of the main threats to the favourite.

Mepunga Armagh (5) could be the sort of dog who will challenge for the lead early if he gets a little bit of space at box-rise. He is a winner of 16 from 38 and should be good enough to be right in the mix here.

Lonesome Jett (8) won her first four career races and has since found it a little harder in tougher city class. She can obviously run and could be one for the exotics from the wide draw.

Race 10 – Healesville Cup – Heat 7 – 3:33pm

The penultimate heat is headlined by the exciting There’s A Earn (2) for Darren McDonald. The black dog celebrated his first race run since April by setting a new track record here last week of 18.80. Anything near a repeat of that will see him winning this heat with consummate ease.

The Brooke Ennis trained Universal Size (7) made an impact at his first outing at Healesvlle last weekend when he won in a zippy 18.92. An encore performance would see him right in this race.

Recent Darwin Cup winner Clash Of Kings (8) has won his last four in a row and seven of his 11 career starts. The main concern may be his slightly tardy box manners but, if he stays straight from the wide draw, he may nullify that.

Race 11 – Healesville Cup – Heat 8 – 3:54pm

The final heat looks to have a number of winning chances. Unleash De Fear (5) has recently found his way south into the care of Kel Greenough. He is a son of Disintergrate, who was a straight-track flyer in New South Wales. He has won nine from 18 and shown plenty of ability in the process. He should be close to the speed early and right in the mix at the business end of proceedings.

Tiggerlong Amigo (4) is undefeated in two starts at Healesville for trainer Darren McDonald and has a personal best of 19.26. He will need to be on his best behaviour at box-rise to avoid trouble early with his usual moderate get-away.

Jaraco (1) has registered two best on day runs in his last three outings at Warrnambool and Ballarat. He can begin well and has a good record from the inside draw, only missing a place once in five starts. He is a definite chance here.

Zambora Storm (3) returned to the winners circle last week for the first time since March with a handy 19.29 win here. He can ill afford to make any errors against this opposition if he is to figure.

Soldier Spy (6) has recorded a quick 19.16 and with early luck could be the knockout dog for trainer Michael Fox.

Xylia Allen The Yardstick In Chairmans Cup Heats

Superstar bitch Xylia Allen stamped her authority on yet another Group race series when she set the time standard in the heats of the Chairmans Cup at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

The black flash was as dominant as ever en route to her 40th career win, roaring away to win by 5 1/2 lengths in a slick 41.76, which is 0.23 seconds outside the track record she set back in April.

After beginning on terms with the field from box six, Xylia Allen quickly found the front in the first heat. Gold Affair Two (8) managed to remain within a length of her until they passed the post the first time before the champion proceeded to give a quality field a galloping exhibition.

The daughter of Turanza Bale and Tayah Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) notched up her 12th win from her last 14 starts and is likely to be sent out as favourite for next Saturday’s $25,000 to-the-winner event.

Gold Affair Two hung on for second placing with Bailey Rose a further 2 1/4 lengths back in third. Zipping Rory (5) claimed fourth to also advance to the final.

The second heat saw a boilover when the Peter Daprain trained Zipping Maggie (3) showed the virtue of racing on the pace to defeat recent National Distance Champion Sweet It Is by 2 1/4 lengths in 42.00.

The daughter of Turanza Bale and Natalie Rass (Malfoy – Al Fresco) was fourth away but worked her way to the front by the post the first time.

She wasted no time in putting a margin on the field, opening up a four-length ascendency heading into the back straight. A margin she would maintain until the final stages of the race.

All eyes were on the odds-on favourite Sweet It Is (4) who was finding her fair share of trouble back in the field. By the time she found some space it was too late and she could only manage to run home for second.

The win was the 27-month old bitch’s 10th from just 20 starts and, given it was her first run at Wentworth Park, she may be open to improvement in the final.

Liara Allen (2) hung on for third place while My Asuncion (8) booked a place in the final with a fourth placing.

The box draw for the Group Three 2014 Charimans Cup Final is as follows;

1 – Bailey Rose (Eddie Lieshout)
2 – My Asuncsion (Adele Powell)
3 – Zipping Maggie (Peter Daprain)
4 – Sweet It Is (Darren McDonald)
5 – Xylia Allen (Jenny Hunt)
6 – Zipping Rory (Bethany Daprain)
7 – Liara Allen (Steve Collins)
8 – Gold Affair Two (Robert Britton)

Reserves

9 – Dyna Willow (Steve Collins)
10 – Queen Marina (Nolene Holloway)

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