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Azzopardi’s Vic Peters Classic Campaign On Track

Master Londonderry trainer Anthony Azzopardi will be hoping for another repeat performance from his chasers tonight at Wentworth Park, with live chances in each of the three Group One Vic Peters Classic semi-finals.

Azzopardi’s freakish greyhound Shoulders has come up with box one in semi-final one and was back to his best last week, clocking a speedy time of 29.77. Jumping beautifully from box four, the son of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed sat behind the early leader and cruised past Jewel Action halfway down the straight. Shoulders has a sizzling personal best of 29.36 over the 520m journey and holds a special place in his trainers heart.

“From where this dog has come from and what he can do in a race is a credit to Brett and Deb. I would love to win this race with him for them, he’s that special,” said Azzopardi.

“I’m over the moon with box one, but last time he had this box in a big final he bombed the start and that was it. It’s hard when there in the first line of dogs to go in the boxes, but hopefully he can settle down and get a good run to the first turn, because he can clock fast time.”

Anything Less will be looking to upset Shoulders in heat one after a stunning 29.75 come from behind performance last week. Speedy beginner Lady Ronray led the field as expected into the back straight, with John Finn’s chaser too strong at the finish. The son of Bekim Bale and Casey’s Angel has an impeccable career record of eight wins from just eleven starts and will exit from the middle draw again tonight.

Kennelmates Zipping Tank and Cosmic Angel will both step out in semi-final two from box three and eight respectively, with Azzopardi rating their chances very highly, provided they get some luck in running.

“Zipping Tank has to rely on some luck early on, but he’s very strong at the finish. Last week was a great run and if he gets some room to move he will be charging home.”

Cosmic Angel is another talented offspring by Cosmic Rumble out of Bit Stressed and was brilliant last week, leading all the way from box one in a flying time of 29.62. Despite going from one side of the box draw to the other, Azzopardi has found the secret formula to his success and will be hoping it continues tonight.

“I brought him (Cosmic Angel) into this series fresh off a spell. He was always better than Shoulders, but just didn’t rise to the top like his brother did. Something just seems to have sparked with him now and he’s worked it all out.”

Zipping Weston will line up in the last semi-final from box six and despite finishing second last week, produced an enormous effort after suffering heavy interference at the first turn. The son of Smooth Fancy and Navigator Miss faces a tough task with speedy on either side of him, however this greyhound comes from the sensational ‘Hallinan’ bloodlines, renowned for their run home speed and strength.

In-form chaser Are Jip will also step out in the last heat from box eight for talented owner-trainer Kristy Sultana. The son of Fabregas and Monique’s Doll will be looking for his fourth consecutive win and third straight victory at Wentworth Park. Are Jip has been brilliant at his past two outings, clocking 29.63 and 29.61 and decimating his rivals by large margins. The wide draw shouldn’t prove an issue for this consistent lid pinger, whose one of the most exciting greyhounds in the state at present.

Lucy Lobster will jump from box two and was also successful in her heat last week in 29.92. The daughter of Brett Lee and One Tree Hill saluted by ten and a half lengths and has blistering early pace that will give trainer Charlie Lamb plenty of hope of securing a final’s berth.

Semi-final one will be run and won at 8.28pm EDST. All winners and runner ups will move through to next week’s $75,000 final along with the two fastest third placegetters.

Cachia In Hope Of Four Paw Glory In Group Two All Star

It’s needless to say that group racing is an exciting time. The atmosphere is full, stakes are high and the competition is fierce and this is exactly what Cannington has to look forward to tonight in the Group Two All Star Sprint.

At headquarters Four Paw Glory and owner Sean Cachia will get to experience the thrill of group racing for the first time.

“It’s pretty exciting! I have been in the dogs for six years and he is the first dog I reared on the property to be in a group race and I am very happy about it”, owner Sean Cachia explained.

Last week in the heats of the All Star Sprint Four Paw Glory rocketed out of box eight to lead from start to finish, recording the second fastest heat time of 30.85 on a slow and heavy track.

In this weeks $40,000 to the winner final, the son of Collision – Pearlee Surprise has drawn closer to the rails in box four under the watchful eye of trainer Linda Britton.

“If he is able to lead and get a clear run he can record good times which puts him in the race. He will need a little bit of room early where he can use his first two or three strides to muster up a bit of early pace. My fingers are crossed, that’s all you can do.”

Cachia is unable to make the trip West to witness his first group performer pull on his blue rug because he will be playing the role of trainer in the heats of the Group One Hume Cup at The Meadows with Ima Fairytale. Cachia holds the daughter of Superman – Bronie Blue Bell in high regards from box three in the sixth heat of the night.

Four Paw Glory, informally known as Rocky, made the trip from Anakie, Victoria to Nambeelup, Western Australia in June this year. Rocky soon made himself at home in the Britton residence where he spent two months on the sidelines recovering from a metatarsal fracture he sustained as a puppy.

“The bigger track at Cannington suits him; once he has his own room he is a different dog. It was a good opportunity to try and get him on the bunny rather then chasing dogs from behind.”

After a total of three months on the sidelines Rocky made his Cannington debut from box three. He led everywhere but on line, tiring to finish second behind Vocal Express. He went on to win his next three races; once he got the taste of Cannington victory there was little stopping the 34-kilo chaser, continually dropping his personal best time, eventually to 30.44.

“I couldn’t have asked for much more. It’s hard enough to get a winner, let alone five from seven.”

From Rocky’s 16 starts he has recorded seven wins and three minor placing’s earning over $18,000. For a dog that spent most of his puppy life running away from a three-legged Maltese Terrier and his sister, he has exceeded expectations.

“I was in the middle of moving from my residential property to the farm when I bought them. I actually brought a bitch first then rung back and brought a second one and that was him.”

“Her name was Ima Pearl, she was the fastest dog I have ever had. I had to retire her due to injury but she managed to win one race.”

“They lived in the backyard for a month while I had the yards set up. He is a great dog, the most relaxed dog I have had. I never heard him bark in the paddock.”

Rocky’s gentleman persona will have to be left in the kennels if he wants a group title to his name. He is coming up against WA’s fastest bred chaser in On Coin who has drawn box one, but On Coin isn’t his only competition. Paul Stuart’s Coconut Grove has proved in his two starts at Cannington that he can record some pretty quick times. Derby winner Tiggerlong Amigo for Darren McDonald has also made it through and is likely to be a very strong contender come box rise.

The Group Two All Star Sprint is set jump at 8.27pm and all prices are courtesy of the Centrebet fixed odds market.

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
On Coin
Trainer
John Crossley
Owner
J & B Crossley
Prizemoney
$228,845
Last 10 Starts
1351114511
40 Months Red Brindle Dog by Primo
Uno
- West
On
Lee
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,632 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
63 30 14 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48% 84%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 3 3 2
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 5 0 0
Trainers Comments (John Crossley): “It’s about time he got a decent box in a big race. I would say he is in with a good chance, he is jumping good which is great because he needs to in this race with all the pace around him. He was very tired after his run last week because he was out for so long but in the morning he was good as gold again. My Mate Cobber and Coconut Grove are his main dangers.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.86 30.88 5.61 5.70
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Coconut Grove
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Greyhound Brokers Australia
Prizemoney
$26,175
Last 10 Starts
2135856123
35 Months Black Dog by Bit
Chili
- Smell
The
Roses
Start Well Running Rails Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $844 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 7 6 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 52%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 1 0
ARG Comments: On Debut two weeks ago he stopped the clock in a best of the night time of 30.47 after he jumped cleanly out of the boxes. Last week he didn’t show the same early pace as the week before which landed him in trouble and saw him chasing down On Coin. If he misses the start again this week it will be a much harder task to run down On Coin who will be fitter from last weeks run.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.47 30.92 5.71 5.83
Box 3
Race Odds
$23.00
Heat Replay
Deputy Chief
Trainer
Max Julien
Owner
M & P
Julien
Prizemoney
$29,915
Last 10 Starts
1432863326
33 Months Black
&
White
Dog by Where’s
Pedro
- Miss
Slick
Start Fast Running Rails Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $747 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 6 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 5 10 4
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Trainers Comments (Max Julien): “It’s just a matter of who wants to get out first. Last week I expected him to run a place so I am very happy that he is in the race. He is drawn the same as last week so that should probably help him.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.70 30.92 5.71 5.71
Box 4
Race Odds
$8.50
Heat Replay
Four Paw Glory
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
Sean Cachia
Prizemoney
$16,825
Last 10 Starts
1516111286
31 Months Black Dog by Collision - Pearlee
Surprise
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $420 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 5 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 0 1
Trainers Comments (Linda Britton): “Im expecting the three (Deputy Chief) to run off a bit so Four Paw Glory needs to begin well to clear it because that could bring him undone.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.44 30.85 5.64 5.71
Box 5
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
You Can Dream
Trainer
Dennis Calleja
Owner
Dennis Calleja
Prizemoney
$54,915
Last 10 Starts
141121122
35
Months
Black Bitch by Premier
Fantasy
- Hot
Puzzle
Start Okay Running Rails Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,121 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
49 16 8 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
47 15 8 8
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
ARG Comments: She will need to improve her first sectional if she is going to win this race. The early pace coming from the inside of the track will make it very hard for her to get a run onto the lure. Running dogs like Coconut Grove and Tiggerlong Amigo down is also going to be a hard task, a much better place chance.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.45 30.56 5.70 5.84
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.20
Heat Replay
My Mate Cobber
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
Kerri Doubikin
Prizemoney
$30,455
Last 10 Starts
1351121114
30 Months Black Dog by High
Earner
- No
Recall
Start Okay Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,691 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 9 1 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 9 1 3
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 1
Trainers Comments (Linda Britton): “He recored the best time last week so hopefully he begins and finds the front early. I am expecting improvement from On Coin so I think he will be a danger in the race.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.33 30.56 5.71 5.82
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
Tiggerlong Amigo
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Helen Finn
Prizemoney
$78,655
Last 10 Starts
2818154341
30 Months White
&
Black
Dog by Cosmic
Chief
- Tiggerlong
Petal
Start Running Finish
Prizemoney Rating $2,313 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 14 4 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Trainers Comments (Darren McDonald): “He has drawn well in the race. If he comes out and produces his best time he will be competitive.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.31 30.97 5.73 5.85
Box 8
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
Cee Sheen
Trainer
Jason Stuart
Owner
Jason Stuart
Prizemoney
$19,880
Last 10 Starts
2421723231
33 Months Blue Dog by Cosmic
Rumble
- Right
On
Ruby
Start Running Finish
Prizemoney Rating $662 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 5 13 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 4 7 3
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
Trainers Comments (Jase Stuart): “If he gets a start he will be up against it from out wide, he will be relying on a flying start and trouble behind him. If My Mate Cobber gets the fly it will be game over.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.64 31.37 5.66 5.94
1st Res
Race Odds
Heart Replay
Luba Monelli
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
M & M Quinsee
Prizemoney
$100,180
Last 10 Starts
3464243134
41 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo - Foolish
Monelli
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,788 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
56 19 8 12
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 9 4 9
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: If she is to get a run she is a better place chance. Her form of late has been inconsistent but you can’t count her out because if she decides to turn up she could cause havoc.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.43 30.97 5.71 5.81
2nd Res
Race Odds
Heat Replay
Astronomic
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Paul Stuart
Prizemoney
$68,300
Last 10 Starts
3263433111
33 Months Red
Fawn
Dog by Cosmic
Rumble
- Right
On
Ruby
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,897 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 13 9 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 8 4 4
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Astronomic is a very speedy chaser but failed to get into the race last week on the heavy track. If he is to get a run in the final he will be hoping for an inside box to give him the best chance possible.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.23 31.08 5.63 5.78

2014 Group One Hume Cup Heats Preview

The cream of Australia’s middle distance racing crop will dominate the program at The Meadows on Saturday night when seven heats of the Group One Hume Cup take place.

The final will be held next week with $75,000 awaiting connections of the winner.

The first heat of the night will be Race Three which is scheduled to jump at 7:58pm.

Here is a look at some of the main attractions in each of the heats;

Race 3 – Hume Cup Heat One – 7:58pm

Group winning stayer Zipping Maggie (4) drops back to the 600 metre journey for trainer Peter Dapiran in this opening qualifier. She has won 12 from 25 and has plenty of talent and jumps from box four for the first time in her career. She has enough early pace to be prominent here and will be finishing the race off well.

Tarks Nemesis (1) is first up since July but is a quality middle distance chaser in the astute hands of Angela Langton. She may have been better suited from a wide box but has to be respected.

Texas Titan (7) steps up to middle distance racing for Jeff Britton and gives every impression that he will relish the journey.

Spring Leaf (6) is yet to miss a place over the 600 metre trip at The Meadows in four outings and could be some sort of knockout at double figure odds.

Race 4 – Hume Cup Heat Two – 8:22pm

Musquin Bale (1) looks to hold all the aces in the second heat. He enjoys an inside draw and has been producing some of his career’s best sprint efforts of late. He will go very close to leading this and, if he does, he will take some catching.

Eliza Blanche (6) has won her last six in a row and saluted in her only start over this trip in 34.80 two starts back. She is a versatile type who can lead or come from behind and is in the strong Darren McDonald kennel. She is a massive hope here.

Warrior King (8) has his first crack at middle distance Group Racing for Brooke Ennis. He looks to have drawn well out wide but is yet to prove himself over a trip like this. His best chances will be if he can land close to the speed.

Hailstorm Billy (5) has been racing well below his best but has a great record here. If he replicates his personal best of 34.47 he will be a hope in this.

Race 6 – Hume Cup Heat Three – 8:57pm

The third heat features superstar bitch Xylia Allen (7). She is the track record holder over this journey and has been freshened for her assault on yet another Group One. If she comes out on terms here she is going to take a lot of beating.

Deadly Boy (5) is a very strong type who clocked a swift 34.46 here two starts back. He has to be considered on that effort.

Tweak (8) is always thereabouts and is far from the worst based on the credence of his all-the-way 34.48 victory here last week.

Race 7 – Hume Cup Heat Four – 9:20pm

The classy My Bro Fabio (2) looks to have a mortgage on the fourth heat when he jumps from box two for Brooke Ennis. The Canberra Cup winner, who many consider unlucky not to be contesting the Top Gun, has been sizzling over the sprints of late, winning six of his last eight. He would have to find trouble to not win this one.

Cosmic Wise (1) returns from an Adelaide Cup campaign and looks to have everything in her favour here. She has an imposing record from box one, winning four from five and has also won two from three over this journey with a best of 34.47. She is the obvious danger to the favourite.

Flying Twist (8) has won her last four on the trot and loves The Meadows. She is undefeated at this trip from two attempts and has a best of 34.58. She is far from the worst.

Race 9 – Hume Cup Heat Five – 10:25pm

The fifth heat looks to be a very open affair. The Jeff Britton trained Mepunga Hayley (6) has not won since August but has the runs on the board. She has clocked a zippy 34.36 here in the past and, should she produce something like that in this race, she will be in it up to her ears.

Dream It (5) comes into the race after a fighting second to kennel mate My Bro Fabio last week. He has won here in the past in 34.73 and, if he finds the front, it’s going to take a good greyhound to get past him.

Ralphy Cinel (1) has been racing in terrific heart and has won his last three. He is drawn to land on the bunny and give them something to catch.

Race 10 – Hume Cup Heat Six – 7:58pm

The penultimate heat sees Julie Bale (6) boasting a terrific record over the 600 metres at The Meadows. She has won four from seven with a best of 34.57 which brings her right into calculations here. She has won three of her last six with all of those victories coming at this track.

Ima Fairytale (3) has won both of her starts over this trip and is very hard to run down if she lands on the bunny. She drops back from an attempt over more ground for this but has had a two week freshen up and should be cherry ripe to put her best paw forward.

Bessy Boo (2) is a strong New South Wales sprinter who looks suited to the extra ground. If he can adapt to the track he has to be considered a chance in this.

Know Class (8) is an interesting runner. The veteran Kiwi returned from a spell with a win over 515 metres at Sandown. He is a grinding type who has plenty of strength and could surprise in a race like this.

Can Can Hurrican (1) has managed at least a place in nine of his 12 goes over this journey. He has a love affair with box one, winning five of six when he sports the cherry stretch vest. He is the knockout hope.

Race 11 – Hume Cup Heat Seven – 11:00pm

The last heat will see Bookkeeper (1) looking to recapture his best form. At his best he is simply devastating and has won five from eight at The Meadows with a best of 34.06. His three runs since February have been well below par and he can only be taken on trust.

Kelly Bravo’s Lethal Three (2) is a strong type who has won two at The Meadows with a best of 34.43. Her race will depend a lot on how well she can leave the boxes. If she is near the lead, she is a huge hope.

Maximum Lil (4) is a classy type who won at her only attempt over this journey in 34.62. She should enjoy the return back to 600 metres after recent interstate racing in New South Wales and South Australia at Group level over the sprints.

Gorham Bale (8) gives the impression that 600 metres will be right up his alley based on his recent strong wins over the shorter trip at The Meadows. He faces a rise in grade here but has to be considered.

Background to the Vic Peters Classic

The Vic Peters Classic was once the most sought-after restricted-age trophy in the country and at one stage supplanted the Hobart Thousand as the richest in the country. It remains a prized scalp for any trophy cabinet with the winner joining some of the great greyhounds to have competed in the nation.

Inaugural running

The first event, simple called the Harold Park Classic, took place on 26 September 1951. Run over 500 yards (457 metres) on the spacious one-turn grass circuit at Harold Park, the event was the second-richest in the country, worth £1,000 ($2,000) to the winner, second only to the Hobart Thousand which had seen its first prize jump to £1,200 for 1951. One of Australia’s greatest ever trainers, Stan Cleverley, took out the race with Sharid, who downed Brilliant Sign by a length and a half with Yathong Chief third. The brilliant bitch ran a fast 26.8 and had been considered a certainty beaten earlier in the year when knocked down at a crucial stage in finishing eighth in the Hobart Thousand.

Names

The race was known simply as the Harold Park Classic between 1951 and 1961. In 1962 it was renamed the Vic Peters Memorial Classic to honour he passing of the GBOTA Secretary Vic Peters. It has been called the Vic Peters Classic since 2001.

Distances

From 1951 to 1986 it was run over 457 metres (500 yards) on the grass surface at Harold Park. From 1987 to 1992 it was held over 520 metres on grass at Wentworth Park. Since 1993 it has been run over 520 metres on the loam surface.

When Is The Race Run

The first few events after 1951 took place in late September and into October. Since 1959 the final has been held in either October or early to mid November.

Reserve Winners

Tegimi in 1978 and Ashby Bale in 2007.

Biggest Winning Margins

This race has possibly produced more big margin winners than most others around the nation. Bobniak (1997) holds the sway having won by eight and three-quarter lengths, followed by Placid Boy (1995) who won by eight lengths, Ashby Bale (2007) seven and three-quarter lengths, Collision (2003) and Isadoll (2010) both won by seven and a quarter lengths, Pine Top (1961) by seven lengths, Nitro Burst (2008) six and a half lengths, Belfast Johnny (2013) six and a quarter lengths, Worth Doing (1988) six lengths and Black Top (1962), Tegimi (1978), Brother Fox (1984) and Leon Mal (1993) all crossed the line five lengths clear of their nearest rivals.

Closest Winning Margins

A dead-heat is the absolute closest you can ever go in a race and in 1963 Seraphino and Test Pattern couldn’t be separated by the photo finish camera. In 1990 McVella and in 2004 Cheeky Renegade both scored by a nose while 1979 victor Scott Of Minmi won by a short head and 1970 winner Shapely Escort won by half a head.

Most Successful Trainer/s

Stan Cleverley leads with three, having trained inaugural victor Sharid (1951), Montana Jet in 1958 and Milimsimbi in 1969 while Andrea Dailly has scored with Cromlah Bale (2006) and Ashby Bale (2007).

Some Beaten Stars

Rhombo (third 1953), Sunview (fifth 1956), Take A Bow (second 1962), Miss Warcroft (third 1963), Zoom Top (fifth 1968), Silent Retreat (second 1969), Plunder Road (third 1969), Pied Rebel (fourth 1969), Size Seven (second 1970), Shane’s Monaro (fifth 1971), Benny McGrath (fourth 1972), Busy’s Chief (seventh 1974), Call Me Hobbs (fifth 1976), Emiline Bale (third 1977), Glider’s Son (eighth 1980), Winifred Bale (third 1982), The Ringer (second 1983), Holstein Boy (second 1985), Tutanekai Lad (second 1986), Tallest Peer (second 1991), Iago (second 1992), Keon Star (second 1994), Zazziam (sixth 1994), Tranquil Flyer (second 1996), Roanokee (fifth 1996), Token Prince (sixth 1997), Faithful Hawk (second 1998), Questions (third 1998), Dalalla (seventh 1998), Stately Bird (second 1999), Pearl Larricki (fourth 2000), Kippax (sixth 2000), Dancing Habit (fourth 2003), Eiffella (fourth 2004), Lukeamy (fifth 2004), One Tree Hill (sixth 2006), Talk’s Cheap (third 2007), Snozz (second 2008), Pedrosa (second 2009), Renegade Chief (third 2012),

Tidbits

It became the richest race in the country in 1954 when the first prize was raised to £1,500 ($3,000), holding the crown to 1957 when it was worth £1,900 ($3,800). It may have held the richest race title into 1958 as well, but I don’t have reliable proof of this. It was certainly the richest age-restricted event in the country between 1951 and 1962.

The race has been good for maiden gallopers with 50/1 ($51.00) chance Bongearon taking the 1964 version, future top-liner Kim’s Monaro winning in 1973 and Scott Of Minmi taking out the 1979 running.

Black Top equalled the-then track and world record time for 500 yards (457 metres) when he won the 1962 Classic in 26.4, joining his sire Top Linen at the top of the speed tree.

1970 winner Shapely Escort went on to become the 1971 NSW Greyhound of the Year while 1988 winner Worth Doing was controversially crowned with that prestigious title in 1989. Bobniak became the first to be crowned NSW Greyhound of the Year in the same year he won the award, in 1997. Go Wild Teddy achieved the same feat, in 2000.

Brother Fox became the fastest greyhound over 457 metres in the world when he annexed the 1984 Classic in a sensational 25.82, breaking the track record held by Satan’s Legend by 13/100ths.

Previous Winners

1951 Sharid
1952 Happy Kay
1953 Cola Minda
1954 Dasher’s Bow
1955 Knight Ruler
1956 Smooth Event
1957 Cantee (V)
1958 Montana Jet
1959 Festival Time
1960 Rocket Mac
1961 Pine Top (V)
1962 Black Top
1963 Seraphino/Test Pattern
1964 Bongearon
1965 Daily Tide
1966 African Ballet
1967 Mr Spot
1968 Sammie Sparrow
1969 Milimsimbi
1970 Shapely Escort
1971 Real Words (V)
1972 Woolley Wilson
1973 Kim’s Monaro
1974 Cell Block
1975 Alpha Brava
1976 Black Derby
1977 Rocket Monaro
1978 Tegimi (V)
1979 Scott Of Minmi
1980 Bavarian Aztec
1981 Gleefullee
1982 King Seagull
1983 Inch Time
1984 Brother Fox
1985 Daisy Doll
1986 Spanish Dance
1987 Alice Irene
1988 Worth Doing
1989 Alyssa Belle
1990 McVella
1991 Alastic Rebel
1992 Sparkling Spirit
1993 Leon Mal
1994 Barney Blue
1995 Placid Boy
1996 Tricky Wind
1997 Bobniak
1998 Bigbad Luther
1999 Flash Joan
2000 Go Wild Teddy
2001 Toll Security
2002 Long Stitch
2003 Collision
2004 Cheeky Renegade
2005 Watch The Web
2006 Cromlah Bale (V)
2007 Ashby Bale (V)
2008 Nitro Burst (V)
2009 Dancing Surf
2010 Isadoll
2011 Spring Gun
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Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 24th 2014

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Race No. 5Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com 5th Gr…4:17 PM
5 event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BEAUTY ROSE HI653125.70John Pay
2AUSCZECH EXPRESS546625.52Ashley Bock
3MR. ELEGANT584525.75Jeffrey Garrick
4MR SNEAKY SNEAKY632725.67Scott Buckland
5ISHIKAWA783425.76Jeff Jones
6NOTTA ALOTA114725.41Kenneth Mackenroth
7AGRO’S GUN213125.32Beverley Chappell
8TASMAN613425.43Rachel Scott
9JUNIOR ROSE HI163526.24Trevor Thompson
10TOKEN COMET785725.64John O’dea

Gralin has been racing well over the shorter journeys of late and after a luckless effort at Wentworth Park over this distance he is ready to show improvement. Last time out he was a tad slow to begin and he had to work hard mid race and he was then found wanting up the home straight. Tonight he should be able to land on the bunny and he should set up a nice lead mid race, he is going to get a little tired in the run home but he should have enough left in the tank. Miston Belle was a brilliant 29.87 Gosford winner four runs back and she is drawn to feature, she can be a little hit or miss early but from the red she should anticipate the start quite well. Lorella Fire is showing promise and she didn’t have much luck here last week, the draw doesn’t help tonight but she can ping the lids and she shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gralin

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

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

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

Race No. 6White Rose Boarding Kennels4:37 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SMASHING NIRO722530.89John Pay
2STEALTHY DANCER148431.80Terry Mort
3BORGY ROSE HI576731.34Trevor Thompson
4BAGO KYSAM422331.10Peter Ruetschi
5LOUD MAX387331.03Scott Buckland
6PAY SHEET233431.21Ron Ball
7SHE’S TOO HOT123130.99Jeffrey Garrick
8DAINTY LASS126330.82Amy O’reilly
9HARLEY ARE658430.92Russell Keidge
10BLUE HOUDINI8X4731.11Amy O’reilly

Big Tee Sal is a classy type and he is surprisingly well drawn in the middle. With the fast beginning and keen railing Stratavon Pat drawn underneath he should get a nice cart across as they head into the first turn. Four starts ago he pinged the lids and scored an all the way 30.14 Wentworth Park win and a similar effort tonight would see him score with ease. Stratavon Pat should lead them up and she has a top record here, she has been placed in five of her past six starts and she should give a great sight again. Hayden Hair can be a bit of nonny at times but he has a heap of ability and he is drawn to make an impact. He has been racing in much stronger company of late and it’s hard to see him missing a place from the red draw. Masii could be the value in the event, he can show early speed in his races and he could run a cheeky race at big odds.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Big Tee Sal

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Make Magic

2014 Group One Topgun Preview

All eyes will be on The Meadows tomorrow night for the 22nd running of the Group One Topgun, which will see eight of the country’s best greyhounds chasing top honours and the $150,000 winner’s cheque.

The Wheeler family have won the last three Topgun’s and will be looking to make it four in a row with Adelaide Cup winner Allen Deed, who’s drawn perfectly in box seven. Trained by Andrea Dailly, the son of Jarvis Bale and Greta Bale isn’t blessed with early toe but has a massive motor and will to win. He has been clocking slick times in his recent starts against top company and is currently the $2.80 favourite with Sportingbet to land the cash.

Darren McDonald has two runners in the final, with Keybow in box two and Awesome Project in box six.

Keybow is a good beginner and has an exceptional record from the two alley, but hasn’t been seen on the track for a while and this is not an easy assignment. However, there is no doubt that McDonald wouldn’t race him unless he was 100% fit. He should be fresh and ready to go.

Awesome Project will face a tough task from box six being only a moderate beginner. He is a very fast animal but will need plenty of luck from the green.

Jeff Britton also has two runners in the final with Group One winner’s Oakvale Destiny and Mepunga Hayley.

Oakvale Destiny is another slow beginner but she is drawn well in the three and should be able to find the fence early on. With plenty of field sense she could certainly run into the money if she can position herself well in the early stages.

Following the scratching of Flash Reality, Mepunga Hayley gains a start in the field and, unless there are further scratchings, she will jump from box four. That isn’t a bad alley for her as she has a slow beginner on her inside and will hold a good line to the first turn. She is hit and miss at the start but she really pings the lids when she gets her timing right.

Tassie has it’s first Topgun representative with Buckle Up Wes drawn box five. He has a perfect two from two at The Meadows including a brilliant win in this year’s Group One Australian Cup. He has good pace once he hits the ground and will make his presence felt if he is left alone in the first few strides after box rise.

NSW rounds off the field with Chica Destacada drawn along the rail and Zipping Willow drawn in the pink.

Little Chica is a pocket rocket and can explode from the traps, she will relish the draw. She has been a little flat since winning the National Sprint at Cannington but has had a freshen up since then and will just need to step well to be in with a winning chance.

Zipping Willow is probably the state’s best bitch. She has a good record from out wide but this is tough company and she will really need to burn in the early stages to be close to the lead around the first turn. It will be a big challenge but she is more than capable on her night.

Let’s have a look at each runner’s stats and hear what the trainers have to say:

Box 1
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee syndicate
Prizemoney
$131,865
Last 10 Starts
6256311156
29 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Eluthra
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $4709 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 11 4 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
Doreen Drynan (Trainer) – “When you are in a race like this having box one is an advantage, but you have got to be able to use it. She is going well, she is trialling well and she is feeling fit and ready to go. We are just hoping for luck because in a field like this you have got to have luck, that’s for sure.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
Keybow
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
K Lean
Prizemoney
$306,635
Last 10 Starts
7122414153
34 Months Black Dog by Take
The Kitty
- Key
Exit
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $9582 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 14 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 1
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 7 2 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer) – “He’s drawn a good box, he just hasn’t had the racing that you sometimes need in these big races, not by choice. He is very fit and he is very well so we are just hoping more than anything, it’s a hard race.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.58 30.81 (5th) 5.03 5.22
Box 3
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
N Wilson
Prizemoney
$180,525
Last 10 Starts
1153411313
27 Months Blue Bitch by Vapour
Whirl
- Foot
Luce
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $6943 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 11 2 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer) - “It is a good box. She is a little bit tardy early so we are hoping for a clear run through to the first corner. The best part of her race is the middle part, she shows a lot of pace once she hits the ground. I am hoping through the first corner she can find herself in a nice position.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.22 (3rd) 30.22 (3rd) 5.16 5.16
Box 4
Race Odds
Heat Replay
Flash Reality (SCRATCHED)
Trainer
Owner
Prizemoney
Last 10 Starts
-
Start Running Finish
Prizemoney Rating Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
Box 5
Race Odds
$4.40
Heat Replay
Buckle Up Wes
Trainer
Ted Medhusrt
Owner
Johnson Sutton syndicate
Prizemoney
$401,485
Last 10 Starts
7111121711
40 Months Black Dog by Collision - Everlong
Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $8364 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 29 7 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
60% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 1
Ted Medhurst (Trainer) – He is reliant on a good beginning. If he begins fairly well he has got high speed to the first peg so I don’t really think the box draw is that bad. He has just got to come out nice and use that speed.
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.74 29.74 5.04 5.04
Box 6
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
Awesome Project
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
B Canty
Prizemoney
$257,930
Last 10 Starts
1142171116
41 Months Black Dog by Collision - Honour
Phase
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,057 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 26 7 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
51% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer) – “The draw is not as good as it could be but the dog is well and is going well. If he gets the start right he can really fly.”
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.92 30.12 5.16 5.16
Box 7
Race Odds
$2.80
Heat Replay
Allen Deed
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
J Wheeler
Prizemoney
$187,860
Last 10 Starts
2151211621
34

Months

Blac Dog by Jarvis
Bale
- Greta
Bale
Start Slow Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4581 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
41 18 10 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 5 3 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
George Dailly (Co-Trainer) – “He is drawn well, we needed him drawn out wide. We are hoping he will be in a good position going around the first turn, you can’t give dogs like this a start and a beating. He has got to be running two or three going around the first turn.”
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.85 30.03 5.13 5.13
Box 8
Race Odds
$8.50
Heat Replay
Zipping Willow
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
Hallinan Hallinan syndicate
Prizemoney
$158,320
Last 10 Starts
1111111172
40 Months Black Bitch by Goodesy - Sirocco
Lass
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3770 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
42 28 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 88%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 1 0
Jason Mackay (Trainer) - “It’s a real hard race and box eight isn’t an advantage at The Meadows, but we are happy with her. It all depends on box rise. If she nails the start I’d expect her to cross and lead at the winning post. I couldn’t be happier with her, her last few trials have been outstanding.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.11 30.11 5.23 5.32
1st Res
Race Odds
$23.00
Heart Replay
Mepunga Hayley (Box 4)
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
B Smith
Prizemoney
$188,560
Last 10 Starts
1123112545
28 Months Black Bitch by Bekim
Bale
- Mepunga
Harmony
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6734 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 12 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
43% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 5 0 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – “Box four is probably good for her, she likes the middle of the track. Hopefully she can jump to the front, she likes to be out on her own and she is a good front runner.”
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.79 29.79 5.06 5.06
2nd Res
Race Odds
$8.50
Heat Replay
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
M Jones
Prizemoney
$116,375
Last 10 Starts
1112111151
32 Months Black Dog by Turanza
Bale
- Flamenco
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2984 Rating 75
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 19 8 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
49% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 4 0 3
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comments: “More than handy chaser who demolished the Canberra track record recently in a heat of the Group Three Canberra Cup before returning the following week for a dominant win in the final. Hit and miss at the start but could figure in the finish if he gets a start.”
Best Casino Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.69 30.21 (2nd) 5.13 5.25

An intriguing race, I think the inside pair hold the key. Both are terrific beginners on their night and if either bounce on the bunny they can set up a big enough break to snare the prize.

I will go with Keybow for the simple reason that he has plenty of experience around the track. I think Buckle Up Wes will be nice and fresh and can win if he gets a clear run. Allen Deed is well boxed but can’t give this field too much of a start.

Tips:
2. Keybow
5. Buckle Up Wes
7. Allen Deed
1. Chica Destacada

Finn Steals The Show At Maitland

It was well and truly ladies day at Maitland yesterday afternoon, with astute female trainer Melinda Finn dominating the Brodie Wells Electrical Future Stars heats, notching up three winners and a track record in the process. No greyhound in the history of racing at Maitland had broken the 22-second barrier, until yesterday.

Winsome Jacko went into heat three well supported by punters at $1.80 and despite a slow exit from box eight, showed a brilliant turn of acceleration at the top of the turn to streak away by six and a quarter lengths in an astounding time of 21.98. The previous record of 22.11 had been held by Barry Evans’ Little Ed since March of 2012, who fittingly took out the GBOTA Sprint Series Final and was trackside to witness his record fall. Jason Mackay’s talented chaser Zipping Midge battled on gamely, however this truly gifted greyhound is undoubtedly racing’s newest sensation.

“He didn’t begin that well, but I was really glad he had box eight and got plenty of room to move,” said delighted trainer Melinda Finn.

“I expected him to go well because he’s been trialling very fast there, but probably didn’t expect him to break 22 seconds.”

The son of El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby will be joined by litter mates Winsome Mission and Winsome Blue, who were outstanding in their respective heats, clocking times of 22.20 and 22.51. Winsome Mission jumped from box six and emulated his brother’s turn of speed to round up the early leaders, clocking a flying run home of 6.55. Winsome Blue stepped out in the final heat from box one and took full advantage of an inside draw. Railing underneath his rivals, the 35kg heavyweight took the lead half way around the turn, saluting by three quarters of a length at the finish.

“The whole litter is very fast. Winsome Mission broke in the best and I was really happy with how he came out. When you breed them, break them in and train them, it gives you a real kick when they perform like this.”

Finn could be forgiven for planning well and truly ahead of next week’s final, with the Cranebrook trainer illustrating her desire to nurture her talented youngsters through the grades.

“They’re only 18 months old and I don’t want to rush them yet. I’ll just work them through the grades at different tracks, because there’s plenty of time for the big races.”

Londonderry trainer Christine Proctor also had a memorable afternoon at the Hunter Valley circuit, notching up two heat winners with litter brothers Lord Gee and Master Gee. Lord Gee stepped out in the opening heat from box three and after a moderate getaway, railed underneath the leaders to salute by one and three quarter lengths in 22.45. Master Gee started from box eight in heat six at skinny odds of $1.60, and rewarded punters enthusiasm, virtually leading all the way in a flying run of 22.38. The 34kg heavyweight by El Grand Senor out of Oh Em Gee is a definite star on the rise and will be well supported once again in next week’s final.

Lord Licrick for owner-trainer Robert Green came into this series after a very impressive 22.69 performance trial at Richmond and didn’t disappoint from box seven, clocking a smart time of 22.51. The son of Oak’s Road and Myron’s Angel saluted by three and a quarter lengths at the finish, with a solid run home time of 6.68.

The biggest upset of the day came in heat seven, when $17.30 outsider Airbourne Miss began well from box five and brushed off his rivals at the top of the turn, scoring by three and a quarter lengths in a smart time of 22.69. Owned and trained locally by Allan Mcgowan, this talented son of Knocka Norris and Dis Low Kate clocked a sizzling run home time of 6.59 and thoroughly deserves his place in next week’s final.

The box draw for next Thursday afternoon’s $8,000 to the winner final will be released on Monday.

2014 Group Two Lismore Cup Preview

The Northern Rivers comes to life this Friday night when the final of the 2014 Group Two Lismore Cup takes place.

A cool $40,000 awaits the winner of the event which is run over the 520 metres on the winding loam circuit.

A field of consistent greyhounds have qualified for the race with plenty of early pace sure to provide some highlights in the initial stages.

Be sure to check the Fixed Odds market at Centrebet, where you can get up to $200 in free bets.

Here is a look at the race with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 

Love Kills

Trainer
Brian Partridge
Owner
Rat Race syndicate
Prizemoney
$26,840
Last 10 Starts
2223363241
43 Months   Black   Dog   by   Surgeon - London Lizzie
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,118 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 7 5 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 1
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 0
ARG Comments: Returned to form last week with his first win since May. He is rarely far away and is drawn to get the opportunities in this race. He is an way hope.
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.35 30.35 4.53 4.65
Box 2
Race Odds
$3.50
Heat Replay
 
Bill’s Fantasy
Trainer
William Elson
Owner
Cynthia Elson
Prizemoney
$30,890
Last 10 Starts
5733342241
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Premier Fantasy - Regal Silver
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $702 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
44 15 5 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
William Elson (Trainer): “I missed the chance to trial him at Lismore and I nearly didn’t nominate him, but thought I would give it a go. If he jumps well, he will be hard to beat. I think he is entitled to be favourite. We have a good alley and he seems to like the track.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

30.19

30.19 4.41 4.41
Box 3
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
 
Mal Rose Hi
Trainer
Patrick Lavis
Owner
Trevor Thompson
Prizemoney
$10,105
Last 10 Starts
1314164112
29 Months   Black
&
White
  Dog   by   Vapour Whirl - She Rose High
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $561 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 8 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 6 1 3
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
ARG Comments: Lismore specialist who will need to step well and find some room early to put himself in the race. If he can get that luck, he could be a knockout, but it is a big “if”.

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.21 30.25 4.46 4.46
Box 4
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Walk With Faith
Trainer
Tom Tzouvelis
Owner
Brett Gaspari
Prizemoney
$24,160
Last 10 Starts
4112127271

40 Months

  Black & White   Bitch   by  

Fear Zafonic

- Surf Queen
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $636 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 11 9 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 3 0
Tom Tzouvelis (Trainer): “Hopefully she can cross Mal Rose Hi and find the fence. She is very strong and broke the 35-seconds at her first go over 600 metres at Albion Park. She has a small injury after that and is still on the way back. She has been racing well and only need that bit of luck to find the fence, then she may get the run.”
Best LismoreTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.27 30.27 4.46 4.46
Box 5
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Outa Tempo
Trainer
Peter Ruetschi
Owner
Kenneth Crawford
Prizemoney
$32,575
Last 10 Starts
2114213172
31 Months   Red Brindle   Dog   by   Outa Credit - Where Are You
Start Risky Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $724 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
45 9 10 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 2 0
Peter Ruetschi (Trainer): “The box is not too bad, he is a middle to wide runner so he should be ok. He just needs to begin and hopefully get a crack at them.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.50 4.48 4.48
Box 6
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Fusaichi Kahn
Trainer
Glenda Dart
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$26,110
Last 10 Starts
4252212232
32 Months   White & Brindle   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro - Daydream
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,044 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 6 11 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 0
Glenda Dart (Trainer): “He broke in at the track so he knows the place okay. He had a break in the lead up to this so he would be fresh. We would have been happier with an inside box, he will have to go straight, he cut a bit left last week.”
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.31 4.45 4.45
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Yogi Blue
Trainer
Peter O’Reilly
Owner
P & A O’Reilly
Prizemoney
$76,290
Last 10 Starts
4161124322
42 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cool Effort - Opal Assassin
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $966 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
79 23 15 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 2 2

Peter O’Reilly (Trainer): “He trialled the Monday before the heats last week on a wet track, I’m not sure whether or not that may have just left him a little bit flat. He should be better for the run last week. If he can lead at the first corner, I will be stoked.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.27 4.43 4.43
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.50
Heat Replay
 
Birkdale Beauty
Trainer
Lee Wylie
Owner
Toowynose syndicate
Prizemoney
$18,145
Last 10 Starts
1321111751
31 Months   Black   Bitch   by   El Grand Senor - Tricky Uno
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $490 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 13 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 4 4 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Lee Wylie (Trainer): “I think I prefer him drawn out wide with that room to move. Last week was her best time and she ran a really good first section. We are really hoping she can do it again this week. She will need to lead, she has never really come from behind to win.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.18 30.18 4.34 4.34
1st Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heart Replay
 
Dulcie Dee
Trainer
Edith Hancock
Owner
Edith Hancock
Prizemoney
$16,760
Last 10 Starts
3253775633
36 Months   Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision - Dulcinea
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $524 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 8 3 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 4 2 4
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Has not won since last November and looks to be facing a stiff test in a race like this.
Best LismoreTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.13

30.29

4.39 4.39
2nd Res
Race Odds
$34.00
Heat Replay
 
Intensive Storm
Trainer
Dean Turley
Owner
First Timers Partnership
Prizemoney
$24,340
Last 10 Starts
4821312163
31 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble - Real Exciting
Start Fsir Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $427 Rating 81
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
57 11 7 12
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 2 2 6
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Speedy type who has a less than flattering at the track winning just two from 15. Will need a lot of luck if she gets a start here.
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.50 30.52 4.41 4.45

The charge to the first turn is going to be all important.

Birkdale Beauty (8) will be looking to replicate her slick first section from last week. If she can she may take some catching.

Bill’s Fantasy (2) has the draw and the pace to make this race his own and looks the obvious punter’s elect.

Yogi Blue (7) has plenty of class and should be improved from last week.

Outa Tempo (5) and Fusaichi Khan (6) are very consistent and their chances hinge on jumping ok and landing in the first couple early.

Walk With Faith (4) and Love Kills (1) both have powerful finishes and could have the last crack at the leaders.

Ipswich Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 23rd 2014

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Best Bet:
Race 5: Tearaway Size

Best Value:
Race 9: Line Up Buoys

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 6 – Leg 2: 1,3,5,8 – Leg 3: 2,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,2,6,7 – $48 for 100%

Race No. 1Sky Racing6:42 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BOGIE DREAM573130.78Glenn Carlyle
2WAR PICTURE31NBTMark Wilkes
3SCOTTISH CLAN385131.00Gavin Linnan
4FABULOUS STORM5130.65Reg Hazelgrove
5HARD LUCK421231.10Selena Zammit
6SMILEY MILLER167631.28Robert Giltinan
7TARKS BLACK ROSE4214NBTJohn Thompson
8MARLISA31730.76Christina Harman
9OH LAY OTIS7286NBTChristopher Field
10SHAYLOR ZELDA734231.17Troy Sharpe

Hard Luck is an exciting Prospect and he should be much better for the run here last week. He tends to miss away in his races but he is armed with a dazzling turn of foot, so if he doesn’t get too crowded early he should be looking for the lead as they head for the back straight. Tark’s Black Rose is well drawn out wide and she caught the eye when scoring here over 431m in 25.10 recently and she should have no trouble with the extra journey. Fabulous Storm blew away his rivals with a brilliant 30.65 win here last time out and with luck early he should feature again.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hard Luck

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

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

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

Race No. 2Rosewood & District Community Ba…7:07 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YES DOES327231.19Dean Turley
2CARDWELL22130.69Ron Ball
3SHIVERANCE4130.87Trish Southee
4SHEZ SASSY8273NBTJames Gallaway
5MOONLIGHT TYCOON5152NBTJeanette Cauchi
6TITAN ASH736230.81Raymond Burman
7HOPPING HOUDINI21230.61Amy O’reilly
8BILLY ROSE HI113330.96Trevor Thompson
9BURWANA436731.39Tom Tzouvelis
10LATE SHOW ANGEL645431.38Darren Titmarsh

Hopping Houdini recorded blistering sectionals when winning here in 30.61 two runs back and a similar effort would see him score again. There is little speed around him so he should be afforded all the favours in the initial stages. Cardwell beat Hopping Houdini here last week and she should give a great sight again, I think whoever leads out of the two will win but I think Hopping Houdini has a little more natural dash. Titan Ash is a strong type and she will be steaming home late, she may get too far back early to win but she is a great dog to anchor for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 7/2,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 7 to rove with 2,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 3Dinky Di Web Design7:25 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEE GEE JAYEE515130.79Bob Adams
2ISOLATOR713531.05Richard Nelson
3CELTIC MATCH153230.65John Pay
4JEBRYNAH ALLEY418830.91Dean Turley
5ROSE RADIANT532330.79Mervyn Pratt
6RUPERT387130.63Bruce Linnan
7HABANA FLEX225231.63Rick Kuhl
8I’M ALL STRIPES363230.79Sandra Giles
9DROP JAW267330.46Amy O’reilly
10JOHNATHAN’S HOPE752430.87John Pollock

Celtic Match is a reliable beginner and she tends to do her best racing here. Four starts ago she showed good early speed when posting a slick 30.65 win here and if she can produce similar sectionals tonight she should get the cash. Dee Gee Jayee has the good draw and he powered to the line in his strong 30.79 win here last time, from the red he should get all the breaks. Rupert returned to form here last week but that was from the red draw and from the middle pin tonight he will need some luck, he is obviously a chance but he will need a few things to go his way. Habana Flex rounds out the chances, she is better suited to a shorter trip but she could give a bold sight in the lead.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Celtic Match

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

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

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

Race No. 4Raincat Transport7:50 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC BOSS684531.01Ron Ball
2TRU RYDER451330.76Adam Mcintosh
3JACKSON’S DAY164230.75Margaret Quarrell
4FYRE GAL422730.86Renald Attard
5GIVE ME CLASS753130.66Deborah Arnold
6BRADLEY BENZ4251NBTGeoffrey Uhrhane
7BUCK CITY821331.34Selena Zammit
8THAT ONE612531.09Peter Cauchi
9PART THE SEA226830.70Rachel Scott
10CANDY CRUSH358731.20Noel Evans

Jackson’s Day was solidly placed here last week when having his first look at the track and he should be much better for that run. He is armed with a dazzling turn of foot and he should get every chance to lead throughout. Cosmic Boss is much better than his recent form reads and if he can step cleanly he might have enough early toe to hold them out. Give Me Class turned in a strong performance to win here last time in 30.66 and with some luck at the first turn she should be in the mix again. Bradley Benz could be the value, he has been racing against strong company of late and he may appreciate the drop in class.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 5Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com8:09 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KIDATEE CROC232430.40Darren Russell
2SKUZI331330.56Tony Apap
3KING ELLIOT256830.63Reg Hazelgrove
4NALA’S HEART1172NBTRobert Handyside
5TINY TURNER522130.51Ron Ball
6TEAR AWAY SIZE114730.21Reg Kay
7SUPER VISION548230.93Peter Young
8INTENSIVE STORM2163NBTDean Turley
9ARE ATE163730.43Rachel Scott
10BELLISIMO BELLE555431.20Darren Titmarsh

Tearaway Size should get a nice cart across from Tiny Turner in the early stages and she should prove too strong in the run home. She has won seven of ten here and her 30.21 PB means that she has panels on her opposition. Kidatee Croc has the good draw and he caught the eye when recording two sub 30 second wins at Albion Park in September. Skuzi has a great record here and he is showing promise, this is his toughest test but he should be up to it. Nala’s Heart has enough speed to lead a race like this and she may be worth a bet if she goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 6Super Butcher8:28 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DREAM RIVER1125NBTTroy Okamura
2ATTA BOY TED386330.62Renald Attard
3GRIM CREEPER766531.29Thomas Noble
4SPACE WAVE667130.72Tony Zammit
5FARMER’S GOLD231630.85Darren Russell
6HAWKO’S MISTAKE4516NBTJohn Edwards
7MELODY SERENADE572530.76Lyndall Massey
8FRED SEALEY387430.43Amy O’reilly

Dream river can be a little hard to follow but when he is switched on he is a super talent. Four starts ago he showed blistering early speed before posting a very fast 29.86 Albion Park win, from the red he should find the early lead and he will prove too slick for these. Farmer’s Gold has a heap of talent but poor box manners have cost him throughout his career, if he can find the rail soon after the start he should run a big race. Fred Sealey could be the value, he has a tremendous record here and his recent form is much better than it reads. Grim Creeper has been disappointing of late but with some luck early he may be able to regain some confidence.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dream River

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

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

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

Race No. 7Big Dog Australia8:52 PM
5 event over 630 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MY ILLUSION4472NBTDean Turley
2RAIN STREAM133237.45Robert Handyside
3ABBEY CORSAIR6144NBTDesmond Youngberg
4SHAYLOR BERT234337.36Troy Sharpe
5RUBY ROO861537.61Craig Wright
6OKAY YETTA551537.60Reg Hazelgrove
7REGAL LAURYN2464NBTTony Brett
8GOLFING AMY285137.23John Pollock
9STARTIN’ MONDAY4474NBTMargaret Quarrell
10SPRING RIDGE466537.74Colin Byers

Rain Stream was dragged down at a crucial stage here last week and that probably cost her victory, tonight she meets a similar field and with a little more luck she should taste success. Regal Lauryn is making her staying debut and the way she hits the line over the 500m journey indicates that this trip will definitely suit. She likes to scout wide in her races so she should get every chance from out there. Golfing Amy was a strong 37.23 winner here last week and she is an obvious chance again, the only concern with her is that she may struggle to cross from the wide draw.

Top Four: 2 – 7 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rain Stream

Trifecta: 2/6,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 2 to rove with 6,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 8Gatton Tyre Service9:11 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $9,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,650 2nd: $1,900 3rd: $950.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NOT HELD431330.40Shane Ellis
2EXHIBITIONIST23X730.62Tony Brett
3TEE BRADY6145NBTTom Tzouvelis
4WHITE HORNET536130.60Raymond Burman
5COIN OF PHRASE472330.83Colin Byers
6CHANT271530.92Tony Brett
7CYNDIE’S SPECIAL6235NBTWilliam Elson
8ROYAL ROWDY813130.73Gregory Hancock

Chant is a faultless beginner and he should take a power of beating based on his sizzling 29.84 Albion Park win two runs back, he is yet to win here in two tries but he is in good form and he looks well placed here. Cyndie’s Special should follow Chant across in the early stages and she should match motors with him for most of the journey, her last 50m isn’t great but she should hang on for the quinella spot. Not Held has the good draw and he is never far away in this company, he has won six of 14 here and he posted his impressive 30.40 PB here from this draw. Exhibitionist is a class act when on song but he appears to be a little down on confidence at present.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Chant

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

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

Trifecta: 6,7/6,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 9Rosewood & District Community Ba…9:34 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BIG DAC333330.66Colin Hamilton
2HOPE’S FANTASY166230.86William Elson
3THUNDER OF SPEED642230.85Marion Goodwin
4SPRING COLARADO621230.77Colin Byers
5MUNGUNYAH361230.82Kevin Kemp
6NOT THE ONE113230.54Robert Essex
7LINE UP BUOYS626630.77Bradley Woods
8ROYAL ALBERT264X30.68Desmond Gilroy
9FLICK PASS424630.89Ron Ball
10GAMAH’S WONDER746531.35Owen Kunde

Hope’s Fantasy led for a long way here last week and with a clean getaway tonight she should be able to go one better. This is one of the easiest races she has contested for a while and she should get all the breaks early. Not The One has a great record here and he has won three of his past five, the draw is against him tonight but he does like to scout wide in his races. Line Up Buoys can be hard to follow but he is a super talent when he lands on the bunny. Spring Colorado turned in a big effort when placed here last week and he should be respected again.

Top Four: 2 – 7 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Quinella: 2 to rove with 4,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

Race No. 10Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com9:54 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHERIDON144331.18Robin Palmer
2DON’T JOSH ME716830.43Wayne Mcdonald
3MADE THAT WAY246330.77Darren Titmarsh
4BELL’S PLAN2111NBTNorm Bradford
5COSMIC PAULY274231.14Gregory Berry
6PILGRIM’S PRINCE315130.56Rachel Scott
7APACHE DESSA654130.99Peter Smith
8GRIN AND WIN425230.63Tony Zammit
9ABBY’S FANTASY273431.26William Elson
10OSKAR DA POOCH644231.14Amy O’reilly

Cosmic Pauly got very lost on the first bend here last week and I would expect him to show great improvement tonight. He has scored some sizzling provincial wins in his career to date and his middle sectionals are ridiculous. Grin and Win was far from disgraced when placed here last week and he should be in the mix again, he has won five races here and has been placed on another five occasions from 12 tries. Don’t Josh Me has a heap of talent but he doesn’t always show it, obviously if he is switched on he becomes a winning prospect. Made That Way should settle in the top two early and he could give a nice sight at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Pauly

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

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

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

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 23rd 2014

Best Bet: Open an account at Centrebet and get up to $250 in free bets for tonight’s best bets at Sandown.
Race 2: Dyna Perseus
Race 9: Marcus Joe

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Du Plessis

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

Race No. 1The ‘superdogs’ Are Coming!7:05 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

1CAUSTIC BALE (NSW)[5]2142NBTS Collins (Lara)
2WESTON EAST (NSW)[5]1221NBTA Langton (Anakie)
3HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]21322NBTT Womann (Lara)
4NO RANSOM [5]1617229.60(2)R Britton (Lara)
5RAPID INCLINE [5]7645330.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
6COME ON FANTASY [5]25123NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
7ESPARZA (NSW)[5]2251NBTB Ennis (Lara)
8UCEM [5]36121FSHP Triaca (Redcastle)
9SAM TOOCAN [5]Res.75436FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
10HIGH LIGHT STAR [5]Res.25735FSHL Dalton (Coldstream)

Come On Fantasy meets some highly promising speedsters tonight but if she reproduces the effort which saw her win at The Meadows in 30.08 she will be more than competitive. On that occasion she recorded a very zippy 5.06 to the first marker and she has shown to begin a lot better when drawn out wide. With slow beginners drawn on either side she should get a fairly clear passage early and if she finds the bunny she will prove very hard to gun down.

Weston East set the track alight here last Sunday when posting a 29.36 win and he appears to be getting better with every run. The only concern with him is that he had missed the kick in his two previous starts and he can’t afford to make any mistakes tonight. No Ransom has a good record here and he hit the line strongly when placed behind the in form Jayney Bale here last week. The box draw hasn’t done him any favours but he is likely to settle back in the field anyway, so as long he gets a few gaps mid race he should be right in the mix. Esparza will be well supported and she is highly promising, however she is drawn poorly out wide and she is likely to find bother early.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 2Solo Bold Trease 21st Nov.7:22 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GOLD AFFAIR TWO [3]5644841.91(7)M Hanke (Miepoll)
2JUST DUCAL [3]2216142.03(1)J Roberts (Devon Meadows)
4DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[4]3154342.08(6)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5SHALL SHE ROCK [3]1121342.01(8)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
7STARC (NSW)[4]2753442.10(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BIG KAT [4]4632142.13(3)C Schlensog (Anakie)

I know I sound like a broken record but going with Dyna Perseus again tonight. This week he is drawn much closer to the inside and with the empty draw underneath he should get a fairly clear passage into the first bend. Four starts ago he posted a sizzling 42.08 win here and he is a super talent when he lands on the bunny. There is a little more depth in this week’s event so you might be able to land $3 or a little better.

Shall She Rock is very consistent and she has won two of her past four at The Meadows in fine style and in addition to that she has a record of two wins from five tries here. She is likely to settle mid field but she is very strong in the run to the line and she only needs an ounce of luck in running to feature. Big Kat returned to the winners list with a strong 39.42 Warragul win last week and she is well placed in the pink draw, she rises in class a little tonight but she runs out the journey well and she must be included in your exotic bets. Starc has been a little disappointing since scoring here in 42.10 in September, however he does have enough early speed to lead and that may help him regain some confidence.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Perseus

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

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

Quinella: 4 to rove with 5 & 8 ($2 for 100%)

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

Race No. 3Rsn – Racing & Sport Final7:45 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GLOCK [5]42322FSTDD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2NUREYEV (NSW)[5]46632NBTR Britton (Lara)
3PURE MAYHEM [5]11131FSHW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4SERASH BALE (NSW)[5]58463FSHJ Hunt (Lara)
5SISCO RAGE [5]1341134.40(6)J Galea (Lara)
6BLACK VEIL [5]6635334.55(4)R Britton (Lara)
7ALLEN GUNDAM (NSW)[5]34571NBTT Womann (Lara)
8CHASIN MIKADO [5]23872NBTP Jones (Hoddles Creek)
9COSMEA [5]Res.63123FSTDS Daniliuk (Sunbury)
10FREESIA BALE (NSW)[5]Res.64364FSTDJ Hunt (Lara)

Glock has tasted success for a little while now but from the red tonight he should get every chance to taste success. He normally gets back in his races, however he does possess a lot of pace once he hits the ground, so with a clean getaway tonight there is every chance he could hold them out at the first bend. He is a super talent when he gets out into open space and I think he is just about a moral to score tonight.

Sisco Rage is back to his brilliant best and he looked super impressive when scoring here last week in 34.36, after beginning slowly he showed a tremendous turn of foot and he put them to the sword as they headed off the back straight. From the middle pin he will need a few things to go his way but his confidence is up and I expect him to turn in a big performance. Pure Mayhem was never headed in his 34.48 heat win and if he finds the bunny early he should give a great sight again, I’m convinced that he runs a strong 595m but if they shuffle up behind him he may just steal the prize. Nureyev is a great dog to plonk for third and fourth in your exotics, he will get back early but he hits the line hard and he is never far away.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Glock

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

First Four: 1,3,5/1,3,5/2/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,3,5/1,3,5/Field/2 ($30 for 100%)

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

Race No. 4Macro Meats Shootout 6th Nov.8:10 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[5]3117829.53(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
2BUNGA BUNGA [4]6842129.74(2)J Greenough (Pearcedale)
3AZZA AZZA AZZA [5]11412FSHW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4MEPUNGA MOSS [4]4127429.43(2)J Britton (Anakie)
5AIRBOUND [4]5315629.61(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
6EL GRAND SEAL [5]2134129.88(3)J Britton (Anakie)
7SAAHD [4]3321129.78(6)G Ennis (Sandhurst)
8DYNA VILLA (NSW)[4]3331829.46(2)J Hunt (Lara)
9HOOVER JACK [5]Res.7565629.58(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
10MAINTENANCE MAN [5]Res.41647NBTS Bauer (Lovely Banks)

The excitement machine Azza Azza Azza is finally making his Metropolitan debut and I think he will be able to see out the extra distance. He is explosive early and if he handles the first turn he should give the sectional records a solid nudge. He is obviously going to get a little tired in the run home but I think he should have built up a big enough gap mid race to hold on.

Dyna Villa is well placed in the pink draw and he is unbeaten in four tries here. If he steps cleanly he should be able to put some pressure on the favourite mid race and in the closing stages, he will need some luck early but with a clean getaway his natural speed will allow him to cross. Airbound is a great place prospect in this event, he is going to get a long way back early but this race features a number of front runners and he should be able to pick them off late in the race. Duchess Bale has the good draw but my concern with her is that she is an on the bunny dog and I can’t see her holding them out tonight.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Azza Azza Azza

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

First Four: 1,3,8/1,3,8/5/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,3,8/1,3,8/Field/5 ($30 for 100%)

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

Race No. 5Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 98:28 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]5337529.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
2ONE DEE [5]1451429.62(1)S Taylor (Keilor East)
3DYNA ALCHEMIST (NSW)[4]2421429.44(1)S Collins (Lara)
4ACCOMPLISHED [5]11442FSHP Presutto (Devon Meadows)
5NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [4]3611329.81(3)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
6BALLERINO [5]11411FSHJ Borg (Maryborough)
7PAPPA GALLO [5]1243229.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)
8BLURRED LINES [3]1212229.68(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
9DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.7575329.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10LEKTRA BRAVE [4]Res.42F4829.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Tough race but I think the in form Blurred Lines can get the job done. He has been showing blistering early speed in his races of late and with a clean getaway I can’t see anything in this field holding him out in the run to the first turn. Three starts ago he beat Allen Deed in a heat of the Adelaide Cup and I can see him getting down to around the 29.30 mark if he finds the bunny in the early stages.

Dyna Alchemist scored a commanding 25.65 Geelong win recently and he didn’t have much luck in the Cup final a week later. He scored a brilliant 29.44 win here in his only try and he has a ridiculous turn of foot soon after box rise. Nockabout Aussie is so hard to follow but he is never far away over this trip and he will be charging home at the business end of proceedings, if the gaps open at the right time he is more than capable of scoring. Ollie Bale rounds out the chances, he is a little down on confidence but he has the red tonight and that should allow him to settle a little closer to the speed.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Blurred Lines

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

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

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

Race No. 6Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 108:53 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SONIC DASH [4]2313129.72(5)A Langton (Anakie)
2CRUSADE MARJEN [4]1143529.28(1)D Jensen (Keysborough)
3DYNA YEMEN (NSW)[4]1111229.65(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4RITZA HATTIE (NSW)[3]2132129.37(2)M Gatt (Thirlmere)
5VAPOURASH [5]1116229.39(1)L Morshead (Barongarook)
6ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[4]6246329.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
7TOP SECRET [4]7111229.72(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[5]6474429.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.7575329.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10LEKTRA BRAVE [4]Res.42F4829.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Dyna Yemen is an explosive youngster and his effort when placed in a heat of the Geelong Cup was enormous. In that event he bombed the start but picked himself up and powered to the line before going down narrowly to the classy Hallelujah Henry. Tonight he should be able to find the rail soon after the start and he should make a strong move mid race. This is his toughest test to date but I think this bloke can be a major player during the carnival.

Ritza Hattie has returned to racing in great fashion and she smashed a handy line-up at Wentworth Park last time in 29.80. She has won two of four here with a sizzling 29.37 PB, if she reproduces that type of run she will take a power of beating. Top Secret is another who is in great form and I would expect him to lead for a long way, over this journey his last 40m is always a struggle but he will set a cracking pace and he should have a good break mid race. Crusade Marjen is the interesting runner, he is blessed with a heap of talent but his box manners have really let him down in recent weeks.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Yemen

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

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

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

Race No. 7Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 119:12 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIZE DOES MATTER (QLD)[5]11252NBTB Ennis (Lara)
2IVA VISION (QLD)[5]18112FSHP Young (Morayfield)
3ACCESS [4]2816129.43(3)I Garland (Longlea)
4JAYNEY BALE (NSW)[4]5131129.53(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
5DYNA NICO (NSW)[3]4112329.62(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6PELOTON BALE (NSW)[3]1134329.68(2)J Hunt (Lara)
7NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[4]1152329.43(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8FARMOR LAS VEGAS (QLD)[4]5461229.61(4)R Britton (Lara)
9DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.7575329.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10LEKTRA BRAVE [4]Res.42F4829.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Size Does Matter is a freak talent and he just about looks a moral from the rails alley. He has won seven of eight from this pin and his effort when placed here last week was massive. After missing the kick, all he wanted to do was find the rail and once he found it that’s when he was at his best. There isn’t much speed on his outer so as long as he comes out on terms he should have enough natural speed to hold them out.

Peloton Bale was far from disgraced when placed behind My Bro Fabio here last week and he should be running on strongly again. The box draw isn’t great but it shouldn’t matter too much as he generally settles back in the field. Iva Vision is a gun Queenslander and he recently captured the Group Two SA Derby, if he handles the track at his first look he should make the favourite work a little for victory. Access is the value in the event, he has the speed to lead and he has won here previously in a slick 29.43. With a clean getaway he could give a nice sight at odds.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Size Does Matter

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

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

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

Race No. 8Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 129:35 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]1542529.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
2LEKTRA HAWK [5]4512429.50(4)I Cockerell (Buckley)
3LEFT IS RIGHT [4]1513129.84(1)A Langton (Anakie)
4DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]7761529.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CORNELIUS FUDGE [5]6348429.30(8)L Cockerell (Buckley)
6PLACID PLANET (QLD)[5]11251FSHT Brett (Grandchester)
7BAZZA’S GIFT [2]7856529.54(1)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)
8BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[2]2723229.26(5)J Hunt (Lara)
9DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.7575329.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10LEKTRA BRAVE [4]Res.42F4829.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Lamia Bale turned in a career best performance when placed behind Banjo Boy here recently and from the red draw tonight she should get every chance to lead throughout. In her recent placing here she went sub 29.50 and I think on the bunny tonight she should be capable of going a little faster. If you can snag around $2.60 or better, that is great value.

Buckle Up Mason is super consistent and he is still racing very well. He is yet to win from the pink draw but there isn’t much speed underneath him tonight so he should get a fairly clear passage initially. Placid Planet is the interesting runner, he has scored some breathtaking wins at Albion Park in his brief career to date, however he runs very wide in his races so I think he may need a run or two at this venue. Cornelius Fudge could be good value the place, he gets a long way back initially but he works his way through a field nicely and he tends to do his best racing here.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lamia Bale

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

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

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

Race No. 9Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 139:55 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MARCUS JOE [1]1532229.24(4)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
2HIGHBURY (NSW)[4]4413129.46(1)R Britton (Lara)
3GRAND LEGACY [5]82141NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
4KERRIGAN BALE (NSW)[4]1514129.48(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CRACKERJACK DAK [2]7138229.43(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
6DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[3]5733329.56(2)J Hunt (Lara)
7KISS ME KETUT [3]6375829.46(6)D Burnett (Marcus Hill)
8CREATIVE KARISMA [3]1111129.34(3)K Podmore (Wagga Wagga)
9DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.7575329.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10LEKTRA BRAVE [4]Res.42F4829.52(1)A Dailly (Anakie)

Marcus Joe is a track specialist and he is drawn to make every post a winner. Back in August he pinged the lids and recorded brilliant sectionals throughout when winning here in 29.46 and a similar effort tonight would see him score with ease. There is a bit of speed drawn on his outside but he has a great turn of foot and he should be able to hold them out.

Crackerjack Dak is unbeaten in four starts here and if he steps cleanly he should make a big impact. He does his best racing when on the bunny but if he lands on the back of Marcus Joe he can still give a great sight. Dyna Ostrander could be the value in the event, he is armed with a ridiculous turn of foot and with a clear passage early he should find himself in a prominent position as they head through the first turn. Grand Legacy is absolutely flying on the provincial circuit and although this is a big rise in class he is more than capable of sneaking into the placings. He has raced well against similar opposition at The Meadows earlier in the year and he must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Marcus Joe

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

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

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

Race No. 10Tab Melb. Cup Friday 21st Nov.10:14 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

1SHOT TO BITS [5]14154NBTP Ryder (Corio)
2LEPRECHAUN MACEY [5]1726142.25(4)P Bartolo (Little River)
3BEKIM GODDESS [5]41726FSHT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
4UNTRACEABLE [5]17632FSTDM Auld (Tatura)
5ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]3465642.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]14352NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7MIMICKING (NSW)[5]5435242.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
8DU PLESSIS (NSW)[5]77641FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
9NIMBLE ICON (NSW)[5]Res.67534NBTA Flores (Yinnar South)

Du Plessis returned to form recently with a strong and fast 30.84 Ballarat win and he is ideally placed in the pink draw. This is his first try at this journey but his littermates have been flying over this distance range of late, I expect that he will find the early lead and he should build up a nice lead mid race. Obviously the last 50m is going to be a worry but at the odds I’m willing to take the chance.

Shot To Bits is going to start a short priced favourite but his two most recent efforts have been quite poor. From the red he may be able to settle in a more prominent position early and he may be able to gain some confidence if he settles closer to the lead. Untraceable led for a long way at The Meadows last week over 725m and he should be in the mix for a long way again, this is a much weaker lineup than the field he met at The Meadows and he should play a prominent role. Leprechaun Macey is resuming from nearly a year off and she is in good hands, watch for any significant betting moves.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Du Plessis and Untraceable

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,8/1,2,4,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

Race No. 11Harvey Norman – Springvale10:38 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

1WHY NOT WAYNE [5]45224NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
2BATMANDU [5]2416334.25(1)G Scott-smith (Pakenham South)
3ECHELONIC ACTION [5]2314734.55(5)D Coleman (Lara)
4AGENT JACK [5]1816534.18(2)D Hay (Maffra)
5SMART MAXWELL [4]6121134.17(2)D Coleman (Lara)
6FILIUS FLITWICK [5]12611FSTDD Todd (Dereel)
7DISCO [5]23163FSHC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
8SONIC PIRATE [4]1322234.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
9KAYO MARCIARNO [5]Res.6413234.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
10ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]Res.35544NBTT Noy (New Gisborne)

Agent Jack is a freak talent and he recently set the track alight with a dazzling 29.27 win here over the 515m journey. He is normally a good beginner and with the lack of speed drawn underneath him he should be able to find the early lead. With a 34.18 PB over this trip it is very hard to see him being run down if he happens to land on the bunny.

Sonic Pirate is a faultless beginner and he has turned in some excellent performances over this journey of late, he tends to get a little tired in the run home but if they shuffle up underneath him early he may just build up a race winning lead. Echelonic Action is the run on dog in the event, he can be very hit or miss early but he will hit the line hard and he must be included in your exotic bets. Smart Maxwell just keeps on winning at present and he is a major player if he can get away cleanly. The draw doesn’t help but he is in career best form and he may be worth a bet if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Agent Jack

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

Trifecta: 4,8/4,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,8/3,4,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10.58pm

Papa Hook has been racing in tremendous fashion at Warragul of late and he deserves a crack in town. He is normally a fair beginner but he musters pace at a ridiculous rate. With a wide runner drawn on his outer he should get plenty of room early and he should lead them as they head into the first turn.

Waymore Blues is a gun and he should appreciate the drop in class. He can be very hit or miss early but he is explosive when he finds the bunny. Five starts ago he scored a sizzling 23.82 Bendigo win and he also caught the eye when placed here last week. Polly Bale is well drawn out wide and she is showing plenty of promise. She would need to ping and lead to win but she did record two top placings here of late from this draw, so she must be respected. Strange Wish has a great record here and he must be included in your exotic bets, he struggles to win these days but he is never far away.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Papa Hook

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

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

Trifecta: 4,7,8/2,4,7,8/2,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Graeme Bate Penalty Increased On Appeal From GRV

Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) has, for the first time, appealed a decision of the independent Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board (RADB) for being too lenient.

The decision of the GRV Stewards to appeal the decision was made on Friday 13 June and was taken in light of the strict approach of the current administration in relation to the use of prohibited substances.

GRV will continue to test for these substances and penalise any person that breaks the rules.

Yesterday, VCAT increased the penalty in the case of Graeme Bate by one (1) year, with the total disqualification period now three (3) years.

Graeme Bate pleaded guilty to five serious offences under the Greyhounds Australasia Rules (GAR) before the RADB on Tuesday 10 June this year. The charges included; administering a prohibited substance to a greyhound under his care, administering a prohibited substance to greyhounds trained by another person, procuring tablets for the purpose of administering to greyhounds and making a false and misleading statement.

GRV Chairman Peter Caillard said this sends a strong message to those who try to gain an unfair advantage adding that GRV’s clear view is that prohibited substance use will not be tolerated.

“We are committed to eradicating any type of prohibited substance use in Victorian greyhound racing,” Mr Caillard said.

“The original decision to disqualify Mr Bate for just two years was too lenient and we believe the decision of VCAT to increase Mr Bate’s penalty vindicates the Stewards decision to appeal.

“We have increased our swab numbers by 25 per cent in the past year taking close to 4300 individual swabs. We now test out-of-competition, pre-race and post-race in addition to freezing and storing samples for retrospective testing.

“We will continue to address the use of prohibited substances in greyhound racing which will allow the
punter to continue to have confidence in the integrity of our product.”

ARG Opinion:
The key factor here is that the GRV cop the wrath of the greyhound community for fines/suspensions/disqualifications being too lenient or harsh, when in actual fact it’s the RADB that are deciding the penalties imposed within Victoria for serious offences. The RADB are not bound by the guidelines and are completely independent of GRV. The guidelines for penalties for different drug offences are in place as a suggested penalty but are not binding. It comes down to a RADB decision as to the penalty. Well done to the GRV for standing their ground in this case and appealing the decision. Is this just the first of many?

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 23rd 2014

Quaddies, Fixed Odds, Exotics, $700 free bet. Sportingbet has it all.

Best Bet:
Race 4: Manila Express
Race 11: Young Gun Mcbain

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Everlasting Gaze

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,3,6 – Leg2: 1,4,5,8 – Leg 3: 2,3 – Leg 4: 1,7 – $64 for 100%

Race No. 1Newton Jaguars Netball Club Mixe…7:11 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SADIE’S GUESS622730.47Kim Johnstone
2YODA BALE412630.11Tony Rasmussen
3YICHE162229.99Angela Modra
4OSBOURNE BALE631629.96Wendy Matcott
5SENNI TONY562329.91Colin Swain
6HE’S A VILLIAN162130.11Lisa Rasmussen
7KALDEN BLANCO311130.08Robert Isaacson
8CHARMED ASSASSIN81X729.60Petar Jovanovic
9BAZ WILL ROCK874130.35Kathleen Johnstone
10WREX BALE347530.08Wendy Matcott

This race is full of front runners and I think the very strong and in form He’s A Villian can get the job done. He has been absolutely flying of late and all he needs is an ounce of luck in running. Yiche is a faultless beginner and she has been racing in consistent fashion. She should settle in the top two early and she has been hitting the line a lot better of late. Kalden Blanco has won three straight and is obviously a great chance again, the only concern with him is that there is a heap of pace drawn on his outside and he will need a few favours in the first 50m as Charmed Assassin will be looking for the fence.

Top Four: 6 – 3 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on He’s A Villian

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

Trifecta: 3,6/3,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,6,7/3,5,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 2Pendleton Estate Wines Stake Cta…7:36 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DIGNIFIED LAD685230.09Martin Doyle
2CHEROKEE MCLAREN551130.34Tania Foster
3MISATO BALE263630.46Wendy Matcott
4PYKE BALE475430.53Wendy Matcott
5COOL AND BLACK121430.33Desmond Hockley
6MONTGOMERY ROAD225230.30Nadine Payne
7DYNA ARCEUS561231.00Tony Rasmussen
8TASER MCBAIN443130.32Todd Kelly
9HIGH MARKET8556NBTPetar Jovanovic
10DYNA MORRIGAN342530.37Wendy Matcott

Dyna Arceus has been racing in much stronger company of late over the staying journey and he should appreciate the drop in class. He is going to get back in the field early but he has great track sense and he should be able to pick them off late. Taser Mcbain led all the way here last week in 30.40 and she should give a great sight again. Cherokee Mclaren should settle in the top two or three and he is aiming for a hat trick of wins, whilst Montgomery Road has turned in some big performances of late and he only needs a clear run early to feature.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Each Way bet on Dyna Arceus

Quinella: 7 to rove with 2,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 7 to rove with 2,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 3Essentially Pet Australia Stake …7:55 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LYRICAL ALLEN842530.35Wendy Matcott
2WOODSIDE JAGGER434430.04Graham Smith
3KISAI BLADEX31429.95Petar Jovanovic
4BOGIE YATES117530.32Ben Rawlings
5BREAKER KAHN435630.45Kathleen Johnstone
6BETTER CALL SAUL753529.94Micheal Delorenzo
7SHE’S ILLUSIVE611730.45Kim Johnstone
8FLYING BALE133329.97Lisa Rasmussen
9WITCH BALE388630.45Wendy Matcott
10KANAME BALE775730.59Wendy Matcott

She’s Illusive has scored two handy wins of late and the most impressive of those two wins came from wide draws. I am expecting her to begin well and she should assume control as they head into the first turn. Flying Bale is well placed in the pink and he should get a nice cart across early. Bogie Yates has had no luck in his past two runs and with a clean getaway he can make an impact, whilst Breaker Kahn could be the big improver, he is much better than his recent form reads.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on She’s Illusive

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

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

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

Race No. 4Neil Dansie Family Free For All …8:19 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PANDORA’S SIN132143.71Wendy Matcott
2LONG GULLY SURF145243.26Paula Hearnden
4HUSKY DREAMER464643.19John Gale
5MANILA EXPRESS341243.34Captain Abbott
7SPRING AMANDA311143.50Wendy Matcott
8ZARA MCLAREN433343.25Helen Foster

Manila Express recently scored a strong 43.75 win here in a similar field and with a clear passage early she should repeat the dose. She has a clear class edge and with slow beginners drawn underneath she should be able to settle in the top two or three early. Spring Amanda is in brilliant form and she should lead for a long way, whilst Pandora’s Sin has won four of seven over this journey and she is drawn to hit the scoreboard again.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Manila Express

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

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

Trifecta: 5/1,7,8/1,2,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 5Ph8 Water Stake Cta Division28:41 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUGAR RAY LEE5534NBTPetar Jovanovic
2ALLEN ILLEM565429.81Tony Rasmussen
3DANYO’S LUKE837129.92Colin Swain
4VICTA SCOTT252429.89Ronald Schadow
5PEPPER KAHN134630.02Kim Johnstone
6BIG ZAP312329.65Troy Murray
7LOLLY BALE634229.67Lisa Rasmussen
8RAPIDO GRIS227130.34Wendy Matcott
9BAZ WILL ROCK874130.35Kathleen Johnstone
10WREX BALE347530.08Wendy Matcott

Danyo’s Luke pinged the lids on Monday and he beat a quality lineup when scoring here in 30.04. With a similar get away tonight he should be able to lead all the way again. Big Zap is well drawn out wide and he turned in a monster effort when placed here last time. He should get plenty of room to muster speed early and I would expect him to settle in a more prominent position early. Allen Illem is a class act and he is rarely far away and with the suitable rails draw he should be running home into the minor money.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Danyo’s Luke

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

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

Race No. 62014 Sa Sprint Championship H Ct…8:59 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GALILEE SPIRIT117329.62Robert Isaacson
2SET THE SCENE864829.66Laurence Cahalan
3AS IT GOES722329.72Oswald Chegia
4GENGHIS KAHN151429.68Kathleen Johnstone
5DAKOTA PREMIER324429.57Colin Simes
6KALDEN GAMBINO453529.70Troy Murray
7KALDEN BALERION124429.75Troy Murray
8WINBROOK817229.79Alan Mcculloch

Galilee Spirit is a very fast chaser when on the bunny and from the red he should be able to hold them out early and score. He scored three sizzling wins here in September and he really looks suited here. Dakota Premier is much better than his recent form reads and he is surprisingly well drawn in the middle. Genghis Kahn will be steaming home late and he only needs a bit of luck through the first turn. Winbrook rounds out the chances, he is well drawn out wide and he should be at peak fitness after three runs from a spell.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Galilee Spirit and Dakota Premier

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

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

Race No. 72014 Sa Sprint Championship H Ct…9:22 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK BOTTLE141829.84Kathleen Johnstone
2DUSTNADO421229.59Steve Hoffman
3WILD SOUL133129.79Kim Johnstone
4FARMEROO613129.78Kenneth Gill
5VERY BITTA337429.53Murray Harvey
6PROVEN JUDDY211429.69Jarrad Murray
7VALLADARES521629.75Lauren Harris
8KALDEN KAPONE661129.67Troy Murray

Wild Soul continually finds a way to win and with the speed drawn underneath him tonight he should get every chance to score again. He has the ability to lead or come from off the speed so it’s very hard to tip against him. Dustnado showed great pace when placed behind Oakvale Destiny last time and he should give a great sight. Valladares is well drawn out wide and he was a recent Adelaide Cup finalist. Proven Juddy can ping the lids and if he gets across he should prove very hard to gun down.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 7 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wild Soul

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

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

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

Race No. 8Macro Meats (sa Owned) Grade 5 S…9:41 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1EMERLEY SENORITA222129.85Peter Hurley
2RED LINE LAD423330.14Lisa Rasmussen
3VICTA BROOKE485129.77Ronald Schadow
4COOL GUINNESS613229.90Kirin Corby
5MERLOT MONELLI587330.46Lisa Rasmussen
6SUAVE ODESSA522430.57Robyn Mackellar
7PUNISHMENT251229.84Carole Scott
8ABSOLUTE BOSS444430.11Robyn Mackellar
9BIG MICK DEE133529.98Lisa Rasmussen
10RILEY CRACKS IT326530.16Paul Barry

Emerley Senorita is racing in career best form and she should lead from go to whoa. She will looked to get wide at the first turn but she should have superior speed to her rivals and she should be suited by the drop in class. Punishment was a tad disappointing here last week but he is well drawn again and he should be right in the mix. Red Line Lad has the ability to cause an upset, he has posted three impressive placings here of late and he will be hitting the line strongly. Victa Brooke rounds out the chances, she showed a return to form when winning her heat and she only needs luck to feature again

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Emerley Senorita

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

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

Trifecta: 1/2,3,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 9Ph8 Water Mixed Stake Cta Divisi…10:05 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,555 2nd: $730 3rd: $365.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DOONA BALE364535.10Tony Rasmussen
2CAMOUFLAGE MODEL687135.71Steven Brook
4VICTA VICTORIA174235.03Ronald Schadow
5ANIMATE653135.25Lester Harris
7MISS PARTY GIRL648435.76Colin Swain
8DYNA DAINA775135.00Wendy Matcott

Camouflage Model is a reliable beginner and she returned to form with a zippy 31.31 Strathalbyn win last time out. There is no speed drawn around her so she should get a cheap lead and she will build up a nice lead mid race. Victa Victoria showed signs of her best form when placed here last Thursday, she too will be suited by the smaller field. Doona Bale is a keen railer and she can run a big race from the red draw, she will be big odds but she is more than capable.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Camouflage Model

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

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

Race No. 10Studio 38 Hair And Beauty Stake …10:26 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALL BLACK JACK211530.02Ronald Murch
2BIG MICK DEE133529.98Lisa Rasmussen
3BOBBY HERITAGE637330.39Wendy Matcott
4EVERLASTING GAZE372230.36Petar Jovanovic
5BLUE VIPER547129.94Lauren Harris
6BOGIE CLASSIC224329.86Ben Rawlings
7ALDERLEY RETREAT62X430.46Kathleen Johnstone
8VELOCITY DAFF445230.09Kim Johnstone
9KANAME BALE775730.59Wendy Matcott
10WITCH BALE388630.45Wendy Matcott

Blue Viper returned to form with a slick 30.06 win here last week and she looks poised to win again. With a keen railer drawn directly underneath she should be able to get a nice cart across early and she should find herself in the top two as they head through the bend. Bogie Classic has been racing well of late but she hasn’t received a lot of luck, if she can get away cleanly she should be able to make a big impact. All Black Jack has the good draw and he should be vying for the early lead, he isn’t overly strong but if he holds them out he could build up a nice lead mid race.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Blue Viper

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

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

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

Race No. 11Jason Dansie Good Guys Stake Cta…10:46 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ASUKA BALE312830.50Tony Rasmussen
2DYNA VANITY563630.32Nadine Payne
3FIESTY FAIRY215430.37Kevin Murnane
4DEADLY CAPER311230.28Robert Isaacson
5LEKTRA NINJA275330.40Wendy Matcott
6VERA ALLEN487330.50Wendy Matcott
7YOUNG GUN MCBAIN242230.12Todd Kelly
8KANKAKEE MCLAREN731430.11Donald Foster
9TEGRA BALE458530.36Wendy Matcott
10TUTU TRAIN146530.86John Gale

Young Gun Mcbain has been placed in seven of his past eight and he deserves to break through. There isn’t much speed underneath him so if he can get away evenly he should have more than enough speed to drive to the early lead, he is much better than these and he looks a moral. Deadly Caper will be hitting the line hard and he continues to improve, the draw doesn’t help but as long as he can settle just off the speed he will be a major player. Fiesty Fairy can show early speed in her races and she may give a good sight, whilst Asuka Bale is drawn to be in the mix.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Young Gun Mcbain

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

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

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

Future Stars On Show At Maitland

Eight heats of the Brodie Wells Electrical Future Stars Series will be run and won at Maitland this afternoon, with some outstanding prospects on debut over the 400 metres. This extremely popular event will again carry a winner’s purse of $7,000, which will be presented to winning connections next Thursday.

Key Performers:

Shelby Thunder (7) will make his debut in heat one from for trainer Deen Parkinson after an impressive 22.73 performance trial at the track last week. Leading all the way from box five, this impeccably bred son of Cosmic Rumble and Cindeen Shelby will be well supported by punters, despite exiting from box seven. Shelby Thunder appears to have inherited some of his mother’s notable early speed after clocking a fast first sectional of 5.31.

Gauge This (6) and Harry Bailey (8) will step out in heat two, with both greyhounds recording an outstanding time of 22.68 in their respective performance trials at Maitland. Walter Simmons’ Gauge This is a son of Lochinvar Marlow and Hail Queenie and was brilliant last week, leading all the way and scoring by five lengths at the finish. Harry Bailey is another promising youngster from renowned breeders Brett and Deborah May, with the son of Brett Lee and Daydream prepared by astute trainer Anthony Azzopardi. Exiting from box five last week, Harry Bailey saluted by two lengths and recorded a fast early split of 5.28, which will help him get across from the wide alley.

It wouldn’t be a maiden series without Martin and Fiona Hallinan making an impact and Zipping Midge (1) is looking to do just that in heat three. The daughter of Fabregas and Zipping Jewel sizzled around Maitland two weeks ago in 22.65 and is certain to be familiar with the 400m distance, being prepared by master Hunter Valley trainer Jason Mackay. In-form trainer Melinda Finn will be looking to continue her winning ways with Winsome Jacko, who will exit from box eight in the same heat and comes off a flying 26.19 performance trial at Bulli. This son of El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby will certainly test this field at the finish.

In heat four, Winsome Jacko’s litter mate Winsome Mission will start from box six after a brilliant 25.50 performance trial over the 450m two weeks. Trainer Melinda Finn has decided drop the son of El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby back in distance and he will have to overcome a tricky draw to figure prominently in this event.

Finn will again unleash another talented prodigy from El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby in heat five, with Winsome Warrior (6) simply outstanding at Richmond on Saturday night, recording 22.66 over the 400m and blitzing his rivals from box seven. Despite another awkward box draw, this greyhound illustrated blinding speed in his only trial and should post a smart time with a repeat performance. Looking to upset the favourite with be Lord Licrick (7) for owner-trainer Robert Green. This son of Oaks Road and Myron’s Angel performance trialled a month ago at Richmond and was equally impressive over the 400 in 22.69. Green will be confident with his charges chances, particularly being drawn inside a slow beginner.

Christine Proctor has another live chance in heat six with Master Gee (8), who clocked a sizzling time of 22.56 at this track in a performance trial last month. The 35kg son of El Grand Senor and Oh Em Gee destroyed his rivals by nine and a quarter lengths from box five and makes his racing debut from box eight.

Two outstanding prospects will line up in the final heat of the day, with Melinda Finn’s Winsome Bluey exiting from box one. The son of El Grand Senor and Ramblin’ Ruby finished second to Winsome Jacko in a performance trial at Bulli two weeks ago, clocking a fast time of 26.25 over the 472m. The 36kg heavyweight showed a great turn of acceleration and should handle this track and distance with ease. Beautifully bred chaser Petal Sannette also finished second in her only performance trial to date, clocking a speedy time of 22.71 earlier this month at Maitland. The Kevin Johnson trained daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Bloss Sannette battled on gamely behind Zipping Midge and expect a big showing from box two.

All eight heat winners will move through to next week’s $7,000 final, which was won last year by Devine Awe in a time of 22.52 for local trainer Pat Parrelli.

This Week In Racing History

October
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The inaugural Strathalbyn Cup was held in 1973, run over 536 metres. The winner was Bululla, trained by Neil Penley, who scorched around the circuit in a new track record time of 31.76 to clip 30/100ths from the previous mark. Bululla scoed by 10 lengths from Star Actress and Bronze Record.

White Coonowrin, owned and trained by Ray Gatti, won the 1992 Brisbane Cup, the last one to be run over 558 metres at the Gabba. The local hope defeated former Tasmanian sprinter turned NSW resident Iceni Princess by three-quarters of a length with Goldstream third.

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Tasmanian champion Shantung Tiger scored a brilliant victory in the 1997 Devonport Cup, overcoming box five to score by three and a half lengths from Ginger’s Charm.

The 2001 Devonport Cup saw a close duel with great rivals Black Caleb and Stylish Doctor fighting out the finish. Black Caleb prevailed by a head to take their personal scoreline to two wins apiece. Black Caleb would go on to win his last nine in succession, including another narrow victory over Stylish Doctor. It was the last time the Devonport Cup final was run in October.

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South Australian Scenic Spa downed Victorian finalist Storm Glade in the 1985 final of the National Sprint Championship, run over 513 metres at Sandown Park. The victory was the second for a South Australian in the nationals, coming just four years after Kate’s A Scandal, who had also been successful in Victoria, at Olympic Park.

The 2004 final of the Canberra Cup (530 metres) was annexed by Tasmanian sprinter Awesome Cole who won by three-quarters of a length from Tadmore Eddy with Miracle Cracker third. Highly-fancied Victorian finalist Monster’s Inc was fourth.

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The Ron Gill-trained Bobniak won the 1997 Vic Peters Memorial Classic by almost nine lengths from Little Ego and Victorian finalist Fraud. Bobniak had won his first 13 starts before suffering his first defeat in a heat of the Classic, running second to the ill-fated Marcus Wonacott.

In one of the most controversial races of all time, the 2008 Topgun was taken out by El Galo, who was later disqualified for a drug infringement. Runner-up Regal Thyme was elevated to first place, ahead of One Tree Hill (NSW) and All Caution.

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Alastic Rebel exited box three and took out the 1991 Vic Peters Memorial Classic at Wentworth Park by three lengths over the smart Tallest Peer with Almerzo five lengths away third.

Bookkeeper set a new track record time of 34.06 for 600 metres at The Meadows in 2013, shaving just 1/100th off the previous mark set by Nellie Noodles three and a half years earlier.

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Meticulous defeated Run’s House and Leprechaun Pace in the 2007 Topgun, the first to be run over 525 metres at The Meadows. NSW invitee Mandagery Man was scratched, replaced by fellow NSW sprinter One Tree Hill (who finished fourth). Meticulous received a whopping $125,000 for the victory, the largest amount ever paid to the victor of an invitation-only race.

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Placid Boy scored a hollow eight-length victory in the 1995 Vic Peters Memorial Classic final, earning $30,000 for connections.

The Mark Bell owned and trained speedster Go Wild Teddy won the 2000 Vic Peters Memorial Classic from Allan’s Token and Bigbad Raymond with future topline stayer Pearl Larricki fourth. This was the last time the race was known as the Vic Peters Memorial Classic, the following year it was renamed simply the Vic Peters Classic.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 22nd 2014

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Race No. 1Sky Racing2:54 PM
M event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $2,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,400 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DELIVERED424525.78Deborah Arnold
2LAKODA MAGIC846626.20Russell Druery
3MAXWELL RUMBLE2325.71Jeff Cumming
4SMILING FRIEDA853626.28Craig Wright
5MASTER CODY8573NBTTravis Elson
6VALIANT CRUSADER232425.71Denise Robinson
7CUTE CATE42325.72Reg Hazelgrove
8OH GUARANAX627NBTRobert Chant
9HOLA DINERO837NBTBrett Hazelgrove
10FIONA BENZ726.14Julius Perrett

Maxwell Rumble has recorded two handy placings in his brief career to date and prior to that he recorded a solid 24.67 when winning a Lismore performance trial. Today he has two slow beginners drawn underneath and he should be able to find the fence soon after the start. He’s in good hands I expect him to continue to improve with more racing. Valiant Crusader is well drawn out wide and he has been placed in three of four starts. He has shown good early pace in all four starts to date and he should put some pressure on Maxwell Rumble for most of the journey. Cute Cute is a member of the powerful Hazelgrove kennel and she is bred to have plenty of speed. She has been fair in her three runs so far but I would expect her to get better with more racing. Delivered rounds out the chances, he will be looking to get wide in the early stages but if he gets room early he should be in the mix.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Maxwell Rumble

Trifecta: 3,6/1,3,6,7/1,2,3,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

Quinella: 3 to rove with 1,2,6,7 ($4 for 100%)

Race No. 5Www.ipswichgreyhounds.com4:14 PM
5 event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $2,750 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,925 2nd: $550 3rd: $275.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KULU KARMA186125.44John Clarson
2PREMIER’S REIGN8412NBTMargaret Quarrell
3GREASY VINES578825.21Edward Neal
4HARA’S DERECK537225.21Kerry Myers
5WISE CHIEF852726.30Max Hay
6HONEY WEB385225.71Darren Titmarsh
7CARESSAR744525.48Jean Hose
8STALINGRAD762325.22Michael Geraghty
9LEGEND TYCOON768725.97Paul Cauchi
10KIKEM NEW ORLEAN458525.31Tom Tzouvelis

Kulu Karma is an exciting prospect and she really caught the eye when posting a strong 25.44 win here last week. From the red draw she should be able to poke through and lead at the first turn and from there on she should prove very hard to run down. She has scored some very fast wins in her brief career and if you can land $2.50 or better then you should load up. Hara’s Dereck is a class act when on song and he hit the line strongly when placed here last time. I expect that he will settle back in the field again but he has great track sense and he should be thereabouts. Premier’s Reign is resuming from a spell and she should be primed for a bold first up showing, although she has done most of her latest racing over 600m she is more than capable of showing enough speed to compete over this journey.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kulu Karma

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

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

Trifecta: 1,2,4/1,2,4/1,2,4,5,6,8 ($24 for 100%)

Best Value:
Race 8: Wong Size Suzie

Hunt Fined $2000 For 2013 Golden Easter Egg Positive Swab

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) stewards have finalised deliberations on penalty following analysts’ reports of the finding of the prohibited substance 5beta-androstane-3alpha, 17beta-diol at a concentration in urine of greater than 20 ng/ml in the sample taken from Cracker Jack Lil after that greyhound ran third in the 2013 Golden Easter Egg final at the Wentworth Park meeting on 30 March last year.

The presence of the substance was confirmed by the QLD Racing Science Centre on 26 November 2013, with an inquiry into the reports initially set down for hearing on 7 February 2014. Trainer Peter Hunt was unable to attend this inquiry due to personal circumstances.

After several attempts to conclude the matter, GRNSW, under the provisions of the rules relating to inquiries and notification, determined to hear the matter via written correspondence.

Following alternate correspondence Mr Hunt pleaded guilty to a charge under GAR 83 (2) (a) of having presented Cracker Jack Lil for the event other than free of any prohibited substance in that the urine sample taken from the greyhound was found to contain 5beta-androstane-3alpha, 17beta-diol at a concentration in urine of greater than 20 ng/ml.

On 24 July 2014, Mr Hunt was asked to provide any submissions on penalty by close of business on 8 August 2014. No submissions have been received in respect of penalty.

GRNSW have now determined the matter. Consistent with the position adopted for reports of this nature after the introduction of the threshold for this metabolite on 1 January 2013, Mr Hunt has been fined $2,000.

In considering penalty, stewards took into account such factors as Mr Hunt’s record of having only one previous offence under this rule in 2006, his guilty plea, the lack of any significant wagering support for Cracker Jack Lil, the comparatively low level of the substance reported but also the fact that the report came about after a sample had been taken from a greyhound presented for NSW greyhound racing’s flagship event.

Under GAR 83 (4), Cracker Jack Lil was disqualified from the event in question and the placings amended accordingly.

Mr Hunt was advised of his right of appeal.

ARG Note:
Sometimes Speedy is elevated into third position and receives $31,250 in prizemoney.

Gosford Witnesses Second Track Record In Three Weeks

It was a case of deja vu at Gosford tonight with another track record falling, this time over the 400 metres. Tracey Bruce’s talented sprinter Cawbourne Havoc returned from a 12-week spell and shattered the previous record held by All Tommie, clocking 22.47 in an astonishing display.

This beautifully bred son of Brett Lee and American Spot reduced the record set in 2012 by 0.14, with a sizzling early split of 10.50 and an equally impressive run home time of 12.00. Bruce was elated with the performance, which she watched with her family at their Hunter Valley property.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the time. The kids and I were cheering for him to win and I was so happy he did, then when I saw the time I started to cry.”

“I wasn’t sure whether the I’d read the time correctly and my ten year old kept saying it was right.”

Exiting from box seven in the Masters event, Marie Burton’s Soaring Eagle was made the $1.80 favourite from box one, however the race was all over in a matter of seconds once the black and white flash jumped straight to the lead and gapped his rivals by six lengths at the finish.

Cawbourne Havoc had his last race start at The Gardens back on July 18, where he finished last over the 515 metres after finding a heap of trouble. Bruce acknowledged that despite a hindering wrist injury, the talent this greyhound possesses is simply stunning.

“He has broken track records before but only in trials so unfortunately it doesn’t count. He’s such a beautiful dog and nothing ever worries him. The cat can walk past his kennel and he won’t even move.”

Cawbourne Havoc recorded his fifteenth career win tonight from start number forty one and appears to be showing no signs of slowing down even at three and a half years of age.

“He has terrible wrist problems and that prevents him from racing all the time. He always does well off a spell and I couldn’t be happier at his age to still be running such fast times.”

Bruce is an extremely family orientated woman and was quick to acknowledge the hard work her husband Jarred and son Chase put into their training operations.

“I’m just so happy for my husband and son Chase. He always talks about track records, even if he doesn’t know the person and he gets so excited when a dog breaks the record. I can only imagine how he’s feeling right now.”

“My husband and son do all the hard work going to trials and the race track, whilst I stay at home and focus more on the fitness side of the dogs. We haven’t had much luck lately so hopefully this is the start of a good run.”

This victory was made even more special with Bruce’s father recently having major heart surgery, with early reports the operation was a resounding success.

In what is a wonderful reward for perseverance and hard work, greyhound racing is always capable of providing a moment of jubilation that can put the biggest smile on someone’s face even in the most testing of times.

Buckle Up Wes A Top Chance For Tassie

‘Fantastic’ is the word that leading Tasmanian mentor Ted Medhurst has used to describe having a runner in this Saturday night’s Group One Topgun at The Meadows.

Medhurst will put the polish on Buckle Up Wes, one of the best sprinters the Apple Isle has ever produced and the pair are aiming to give their home state it’s first win in the invitation-only feature since its inaugural running in 1993.

“His group level form in the last 12 months has been fantastic and so has his recent form. I thought he’d get an invite and hopefully he’ll do us proud”, Medhurst enthused.

Buckle Up Wes hasn’t been seen since August when he won the Tasmanian Sprint Championship final at Launceston.

The son of Collision and Everlong Bale looked to be one of the leading contenders heading into the National Final at Cannington, before he was scratched and it was revealed that he had pulled up sore after his victory.

Medhurst says that his charge is now back to his best and is ready to take on the nation’s elite.

“He has had a fair bit of work. As soon as we corrected his injury problem he has been on the walking machine every morning and that’s kept him fit. He has had a lot of galloping up our straight at home and he has had enough trials to get his fitness satisfactory, that’s for sure.”

“He’s lovely and sound. He has had a nice little break and is fresh and ready to go.”

Buckle Up Wes has drawn box five in the $150,000-to-the-winner feature, but Medhurst believes that his dynamic black chaser has what it takes to overcome the poor draw.

“He is reliant on a good beginning. If he begins fairly well he has got high speed to the first peg so I don’t really think the box draw is that bad.”

“He has just got to come out nice and use that speed. If he does, the box draw isn’t as vital.”

Buckle Up Wes is already a winner at Group One level at The Meadows having won this year’s Australian Cup in a fast 29.74. Knowing that he can handle the track, Medhurst was happy to keep the 31 kilogram speedster home in the lead up to the Topgun.

“I thought about trialling him, but we took him over and trialled him before the Australian Cup and he had never been there and he ran sensational, his sectionals were really good and he ran 29.70 odd first look.”

“If we took him back and trialled him now he’d run that and you’d be happy, so we may as well do that in the race.”

It won’t be an easy task for the Tasmanian with six individual Group One winners in contention for top honours. Chica Destacada, winner of the National Sprint Championship, has drawn beautifully in box one, as has Keybow which will jump from box two.

Keybow is one of two runners for Darren McDonald, who also has Awesome Project engaged from box six.

Jeff Britton has had a terrific 2014 and will also rug up two runners in the final. Oakvale Destiny has drawn box three while Mepunga Hayley, the winner of this year’s Maturity Classic at The Meadows, has gained a start after the scratching of Queenslander Flash Reality.

Brilliant NSW bitch Zipping Willow will have to work hard to cross the field from box eight, while recent Adelaide Cup winner Allen Deed is drawn ideally in box seven.

The Andrea Dailly trained chaser is one of the finalists which Medhurst rates hardest to beat.

“Allen Deed is in form, he is obviously going to be a hard dog to beat and I have high respect for Keybow.”

“Keybow is a great dog and has run really quick times at The Meadows in the past. I’m sure Darren wouldn’t have him in it unless he was really primed for the race.”

As Medhurst puts the finishing touches on his kennel star, which will fly to Melbourne on Friday morning, he admits feeling excited ahead of one of the biggest races of his training career.

“It’s more being proud that he has been invited and that he is in the race. It’s such a big thrill to have a dog that’s good enough to be in the Topgun, in particular this dog.”

“It would be fantastic (if he could win) but nothing will change what we think of Wes if not”.

Steven Long Fined $1000 For Positive Swab

Offence Charged:
Mr. Steven Long failed to present the greyhound Midnight Strike free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club on Monday, 23 June 2014.

Report:
Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of pre-race urine sample taken from the greyhound Midnight Strike at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Steven Long, Mr. David Batty (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Long with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound Midnight Strike free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014 given that the pre-race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance ‘Prednisone and Prednisolone’.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules a breach of GAR83 (2) and (3) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Monday, 20 October 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Steven Long represented himself.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Steven Long pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB determined that Mr. Long was guilty as charged and imposed a fine of $1,000 (with $500 of this amount suspended for a period of 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 (2) and (3) in that period).

In assessing the penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Longs’ guilty plea;
(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Prednisone and Prednisolone and how and when the offences occurred;
(c) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;
(d) Prior penalties for similar category 2 prohibited substance offences;
(e) Mr. Longs’ character and his clean history in the greyhound industry.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified Midnight Strike from Event 7 – The Sita Australia – Grade 5 – at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 23 June 2014 and amended the placings accordingly.

What are Prednisone and Prednisolone?
Prednisone is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids and Prednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. In humans they are used for different inflammatory or autoimmune diseases and conditions. In dogs it’s a prescription drug used to treat various conditions such as Addison’s disease, inflammation from arthritis, allergies, and certain autoimmune diseases.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 21st 2014

Today we are off to Angle Park after the cancellation of Gawler’s meeting. Take advantage of the many different free bets offered by ARG and back a winner. Good luck and good punting.

Race No. 6Gawler South Bakery Mixed Stake …2:24 PM
3/4/5 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,370 Prizemoney.
1st: $950 2nd: $280 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAN OF MANNERS381622.96Ben Rawlings
2BOSS POWER BULL222322.92John Hancock
3WIRED FOR SOUND624622.45Robert Isaacson
4JAK AND HOPE118223.08Kenneth Newlyn
5TEN ACES712122.75Petar Jovanovic
6EMERLEY WIZARD433622.76Peter Hurley
7AVID TYSON163122.27Tony Lagana
8VELOCITY BREEZE677422.46Kim Johnstone
9BLACK TIE AFFAIR835522.78Rebecca Mcauley-fry
10KIKEM PLUGGER647523.27Raymond Murray

Avid Tyson had been struggling for a little while but she showed that she is back to her best with a brilliant 22.64 Gawler win last week. The most impressive part of that win was that Cash Or Credit landed just behind her and she was still able to hold him off. She looks well placed in the wide draw today and if she gets away with them she should put a space in them. Velocity Breeze is a class act and she looks the obvious danger, her recent form doesn’t look to flashy but she has been missing the start of late and I’m expecting her to show some improvement. Ten Aces has won two of his three SA starts to date and he must be respected, however the box draw is against him today and he will need a lot of things to go his way early. Man Of Manners rounds out the chances, he is a keen railer and he should get every chance to feature from the good draw.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Avid Tyson

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

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

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

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

Race No. 9Blakes Crossing Veterinary Servi…3:16 PM
6 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,125 Prizemoney.
1st: $780 2nd: $230 3rd: $115.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK PEES478422.89Rebecca Mcauley-fry
2FLASH TYSON175623.34Tony Lagana
3KARA ROTO741422.93Todd Kelly
4ALLEN JANGO1747NBTWendy Matcott
5LEKTRA BETTY134723.89Wendy Matcott
6CEE WALKER572622.98Kenneth Newlyn
7ZERO FAITH642722.97Rebecca Mcauley-fry
8REVERT BALE5X4423.18Wendy Matcott
9KILLER’S BOUNTY168823.65Ben Rawlings
10EMERLEY OCCA558623.05Ross Panagiotou

Kara Roto is normally a very reliable beginner and with the lack of speed drawn underneath her she should get every chance to score. She has won two of four over this trip and this is the weakest race that she has contested for some time. With a clean getaway she should drive to the early lead and score. Revert Bale looks suitably drawn in the pink and she should be able to improve on some luckless runs of late, she has been placed in two of her three tries here and the smaller field should suit. Flash Tyson is the interesting runner, she was a solid debut winner at Gawler but she hasn’t done much since and if she goes around at silly odds she may be worth a saver bet. Lektra Betty is the only other winning prospect but I think she is better suited to something longer, include her in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kara Roto

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

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

Trifecta: 3/2,5,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Best Roughie:
Race 1: Jackson Bee

Kevin Jakobi Disqualified For Clenbuterol Positive Swab

Offence:
Mr. Kevin Jakobi failed to present the greyhound Flaming Winter free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club on Monday, 14 April 2014.

Report:
Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of post-race urine sample taken from the greyhound Flaming Winter at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014.

During the investigation, Stewards received evidence from registered trainer Mr. Kevin Jakobi, Mr. David Batty (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Jakobi with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rules 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound Flaming Winter free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014 given that the post-race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules a breach of GAR83 (2) and (3) constitutes a Serious Offence. As a result, on Monday, 20 October 2014 this matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Kevin Jakobi represented himself.

Mr. Glenn Fish (GRV Chief Steward) represented the Stewards Panel.

Mr. Kevin Jakobi pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB determined that Mr. Jakobi was guilty as charged and disqualified him for a period of 6 months, with 3 months of this disqualification period suspended for 12 months pending no further breaches of GAR83 during this 12 month period, effective from Monday, 20 October 2014.

In assessing penalty, the Board took into account all the evidence and submissions, including the following matters:

(a) Mr. Jakobi’s guilty plea;
(b) The nature of the prohibited substance Clenbuterol and how and when the offences occurred;
(c) The need to maintain the integrity of greyhound racing and ensure a level playing field for all participants;
(d) Prior penalties for similar category 3 prohibited substance offences;
(e) Mr. Jakobis’ character and his clean history in the greyhound industry.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified Flaming Winter from Event 1 – The Midland Irrigation – Tier 3 – Maiden at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Monday, 14 April 2014 and amended the placings accordingly.

OPSM Needed – And Then Some

Stewards Report, Race 1, Geelong, 17 October.

“Arejay Smokey (8) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Zipping Spike (6)”.

No way. These two never touched. Not even close.

Stewards Report, The Meadows, 18 October.

Race 1
“Untraceable (8) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Starc (7), Allen Wake (6), Gold Affair Two (5) and Echelonic Action (4)”.

After the jump, Untraceable crossed to half way to the rail, not all the way. Starc was slow to jump and not affected. Allen Wake may have brushed with Untraceable but the impact was small. Gold Affair Two and Echelonic Action never got involved with Untraceable which was well in front of them at all stages. They just got cluttered up in the middle of the field. It happens.

Race 3
“Gorham Bale (4) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Lead Into Demise (2) and Thunder Eyes (1)”.

No way. Gorham Bale, always a slow beginner, tucked in behind the other two dogs, which then tangled with each other, mostly because Thunder Eyes was trying to move up the track. Having done that, the way was clear on the rail for Gorham Bale to move up and eventually record a nice win.

Race 6
“Tweak (6) crossed to the rail soon after the start checking Darbain Dasher (5), Kayo Marciarno (4), Athos (3), Deadly Boy (2) and Heaps Of Ability (1)”.

Never happened. Tweak never touched another dog and was well in front of those mentioned. The smash as they rounded the nearby corner was entirely due to Heaps of Ability running off. In any event Kayo Marciano, always a moderate beginner, was unaffected by that clash and got a rails run up to 3rd spot as a result.

Race 11
”Skyfire (4) crossed to the rail approaching the first turn checking Girthy (1) and Whistler Bale (2). Girthy checked off Under Taker on the first turn (3)”.

Not so. Skyfire was clear of the others. The “checking” was due to Girthy moving off the rail and contacting the other runner. It raced in the centre of the track for the rest of the race. The second sentence amplifies that.

Comment

The regular instances of misreading of races by stewards could be getting boring to readers but these mentions are necessary to indicate a significant and persistent problem. We don’t know but perhaps some of it emerges from wild assumptions made from head-on shots which are not available to the public (which would be how they confirmed a fighter in Race 12 at The Meadows). Obviously, they should be cross-checked with other views, but apparently that does not happen.

Whatever the cause, these reports are seriously misleading and therefore lead to a lack of confidence in anything stewards do. That is not a good advertisement for the industry.

They must also be seen in the context of stewards’ general disregard to large variations in form, as have often been noted in these columns. Just to name two, both Starc and Xylia Allen put in awful runs recently yet not a word was heard, not a question asked, despite both being well supported. With so much data and technology readily available today, this is unacceptable. Of course, dogs are not machines and some ups and downs are inevitable. However, it is the trainer’s duty to present a fit dog and it is the steward’s duty to assess their performances and keep the public informed. In the above two cases that did not happen.

Indeed, just for comparison, consider the hundreds of media articles and stewards’ comments over the last couple of weeks about the fitness of gallopers, how they were ridden, what trainers’ placement policies are and what penalties and scratchings have occurred. All of which is keenly followed by the public. Seldom does any of that occur in greyhound racing.

Separately, note also that two of the above reports on early hassles come from the notoriously disruptive 600m bend start at The Meadows. Since stewards are responsible for the integrity of racing, why are they not calling for the necessary improvements to the track layout? And to comparable examples at other tracks? Whose job is that? Why is it being swept under the carpet?

Incidentally, if you want to see a real crash to the rail, check out Race 5 at The Meadows. Hoover Jack (8) wanted the inside in no uncertain terms. Stewards got that one right but dogs were splattered all over the track so they could hardly miss it.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 20th 2014

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Race No. 8Racers Function Centre9:28 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 450 metres at Shepparton Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,650 2nd: $475 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JEWEL BALE (NSW)[4]4222625.32(8)J Hunt (Lara)
2RICK FERN [4]3266425.54(2)M Mason (Finley)
3HALLELUJAH HENRY [1]2122125.22(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4SPEED SERIES (NSW)[3]2647325.19(3)G Campbell (Peechelba)
5DYNA ISHAAN (NSW)[3]2128125.30(2)J Hunt (Lara)
6VICTORIA PLEDGE [2]2322325.49(3)R Comensoli (Wangaratta)
7UNIVERSAL SIZE (QLD)[4]1241125.47(1)B Ennis (Lara)
8STAGGER [1]1263125.33(3)G Selkrig (Devon Meadows)
9DYNA TONY (NSW)[4]Res.6325425.32(2)S Collins (Lara)

Hallelujah Henry recently contested the final of the Group Two Geelong Cup and after having no luck in the final he will be looking to regain some confidence tonight. He is normally a very fast beginner and has won four of five over this trip. There isn’t a heap of speed drawn around him so he should get every chance to lead throughout. Jewel Bale has been a money muncher of late but from the red tonight should be a major player. She is likely to settle back in the field early but will be charging home at the business end of proceedings. Dyna Ishaan can ping the lids in his races and will give a great sight if he finds the bunny early. He has been placed in five of six here and the awkward draw shouldn’t worry him too much. Stagger rounds out the chances, the veteran is a couple of lengths from his best but he is still too good to totally dismiss.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hallelujah Henry

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

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

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

Race 12 – 450M Grade 5 – 10.45pm

Dyna Norfolk is much better than his recent efforts suggest and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. With two speedy beginners drawn underneath and a slow beginner on his outside, he should get a fairly clear passage into the first turn and I would expect him to put a gap in them mid race. If you go back through his form, he has scored some very slick wins on the provincial circuit and it’s obvious he is just lacking confidence at present. Hettie Allen is going to be nice overs and she can run a big race at odds. She has the speed to lead early and has been far from disgraced in recent weeks. Noosa Rocket scored a slick 27.37 Horsham win two runs back and if he gets away he should be right in the mix.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Norfolk

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 6 He’s Bonza

My Mate Cobber Qualifies Fastest For All Star Final

On Coin proved once again that he still has what it takes, securing a rug in next weeks $40,000 Group Two All Star final. Although On Coin’s return to the winner circle held great importance to the Cannington crowd, My Mate Cobber stole the show and recorded the fastest heat time of 30.56 on a very wet track.

Deputy Chief for Max Julien was the surprise victor in the first heat of the night after flying out of the boxes to lead from start to finish. With favouritism shared between Astronomic (box one), Tiggerlong Amigo (box two) and Takahashi (box four), punters showed little support for Deputy Chief who ending up paying $26.00 for the win.

Victorian Tiggerlong Amigo staggered out of the boxes and that forced him to play catch up to the quick jumping Astronomic and Deputy Chief. He missed out on the victory by three quarters of a length in a winning time of 30.93. Astronomic held on for third, with Living Proof making a run for it late in the race to round out the first four.

The second heat of night went to the Linda Britton trained Four Paw Glory, who led all the way after crossing to the rails out of the boxes. Luba Monelli (box one) and You Can Dream (box two) were his only worries heading into the home straight. You Can Dream snuck in on the rails with Luba Monelli taking the outside route, but both failed to catch Four Paw Glory who went on to win by one and a half lengths in 30.85. You Can Dream held on for second with Luba Monelli finishing third and Ozzie Bullet (box four) retaining fourth place.

The third heat of the night was the one everyone was waiting for. As expected On Coin started as $1.90 favourite from box four with Coconut Grove second favourite starting around the $4.00 mark. On Coin flew out of the boxes meeting You For Real (box one) on the rails. After crossing You For Real as the field hit the catching pen, On Coin asserted his dominance, extending his lead to five lengths in the back straight. Meanwhile Coconut Grove had plenty of work to do trying to find his way past You For Real, Burundi (box seven) and West On Santo (box three). On Coin began to tire in the home straight, allowing Coconut Grove to make ground on him with ease to just miss out on the win by half a length in 30.88. You For Real finished third and a late surge from Houdini Monelli (box six) saw him finish fourth.

The last heat of the night saw favouritism shared between Linda Britton’s duo Te Amo (box two) and My Mate Cobber (box seven). Out of the boxes the duo matched strides until the long legs of My Mate Cobber carried him to lead. From then on My Mate Cobber raced away, leaving Te Amo, Cee Sheen (box one) and Thunder Rama (box six) to sort out the minor placing’s. In the driving rain My Mate Cobber won by eleven and a half lengths in an impressive time of 30.56. Cee Sheen used the outside of the track to run second, leaving Te Amo and Fully Tricked (box four) to finish third and fourth respectively.

The box draw was unable to be conducted on the night due to an injury sustained by Cee Sheen who finished second in the last heat.

The chasers who qualified for the Group Two All Star Sprint final are as follows (not box order).

Deputy Chief – Max Julien
Tiggerlong Amigo – Darren McDonald
Four Paw Glory – Linda Britton
You Can Dream – Dennis Calleja
On Coin – John Crossley
Coconut Grove – Paul Stuart
My Mate Cobber – Linda Britton
Cee Sheen – Jason Stuart

Reserves
Luba Monelli – David Hobby
Astronomic – Paul Stuart

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview October 19th 2014

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Race No. 6White Rose Boarding Kennels6:50 PM
5 event over 431 metres at Ipswich Of $1,750 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,225 2nd: $350 3rd: $175.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ELITE DESSA438725.14Stephen Arnold
2BEST JEWELS463725.57Desmond Gilroy
3AZA BUZZ253725.15Alex Green
4DE FONC835525.89Terry Mort
5BARRIE BOJANGLES5775NBTPatrick Mcshane
6BIG BRENDA865625.34Renald Attard
7BYONIC AVENGER2112NBTGrant Fennelly
8YOU AYE273125.48Calum Andersen
9OUTBACK HOBO857725.42John Geoghegan
10TARANIS787725.55Diane Hannon

Aza Buzz is resuming after two months off and he looks well graded in this event. Prior to going for a spell he had been racing in open company at Albion Park and he was highly competitive in those events. Being fresh I would expect him to begin well and he should settle in the top three early. He has a slick 25.15 PB here and on the bunny I think he could probably go a little quicker than that.

Byonic Avenger is the interesting runner, he has brilliant straight track form at Capalaba and if he can handle the main turn he should be a major player. He’s in good hands and I’m sure he would have had a couple of trials here. You Aye is well drawn out wide and he returned to form with a strong 27.56 Grafton win recently, with a good getaway he should be thereabouts. Elite Dessa rounds out the chances, he is much better than his recent form and he can improve from the red draw.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Aza Buzz

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

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

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

Race No. 8Araness Hay & Chaff Supplier7:29 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Ipswich Of $2,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,575 2nd: $450 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUPERT538730.77Bruce Linnan
2BITTER DISPUTE785831.19Fiona Frawley
3KLONDIKE RUSH661830.61Gavin Linnan
4WALLY WHO CALLS2526NBTPatrick Mcshane
5KNOCKIN’ MILO1178NBTTerry Mort
6GAMAH’S WONDER1174NBTOwen Kunde
7SHAYLOR ZELDA173431.17Troy Sharpe
8ROPELEY JET525331.04Kevin Forrester
9SKY TRAIN866431.50John Pay
10NOIR DIABLO357830.73Noela Fertch

Rupert’s current form looks poor but he hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in running of late. From the red draw he should be able to punch through and settle in the top three early and with a 30.77 Pb here he should prove too strong in the run home. He should be around the $3.50 mark which is good value in a race like this. Klondike Rush is a big danger but he can be very inconsistent, he has won here previously in a very zippy 30.61 but overall he has only figured in the money on two of eight occasions. If he steps away he should be right in the mix.

Ropeley Jet is a reliable beginner and he should lead for a long way, his last 50m is always a struggle but he should be able to hold on for a place. Knockin’ Milo is the query runner and comes here with strong Victorian form. If he has settled in well he should be primed for a bold showing.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rupert

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

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

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

Exacta: 1,3,5/1,3,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

Best Value:
Race 10: Busby

Azzopardi’s Triple Play In Group One Vic Peters Classic Heats

Londonderry trainer Anthony Azzopardi had a night to remember at Wentworth Park on Saturday, saluting in three of the six Group One Vic Peters heats conducted over 520 metres.

Azzopardi’s campaign began in heat one with talented chaser Shoulders ($3.70), who returned to the track for the first time this month after finishing second in a Melbourne Cup Prelude in Victoria. As expected Jewel Action ($3.30fav) was best away from box three and led the field around the first turn, with Shoulders (4) positioning himself nicely behind the front runner. The son of Cosmic Rumble and Bit Stressed chewed up the metres approaching the home turn and took the lead halfway down the straight, scoring by one and three quarter lengths in 29.77. Bred and owned by renowned greyhound couple Brett and Deborah May, Shoulders recorded his eighth win tonight from twenty starts and is now a genuine contender heading into next week’s semi-finals. Kristy Sultana’s Jewel Action battled on gamely to finish second and equal-favourite All Strung Out for Glenn Rounds ran third.

Lady Ronray was all the rage in heat two for trainer Ray Steele, starting at skinny odds of $2.00 from box seven. The daughter Cosmic Rumble and Ronray Disco pinged the lids at the start and gapped the field by five lengths heading into the back straight. Whilst most people would have assumed the race was all over, Anything Less ($2.90) had other ideas when he whizzed past the leader at the home turn, streaking away by four and three quarter lengths. The son of Bekim Bale and Casey’s Angel gave astute training duo John and Melinda Finn and owner Glenn Rounds plenty to smile about, clocking a smart time of 29.75. Frattini ($6.40) for Christine Oldfield ran a brilliant race to finish second, after copping several checks at the home turn and Lady Ronray suffered just her second career defeat, finishing third.

Another short-priced favourite Are Jip stepped out in heat three from box five and started at just $1.70 for owner-trainer Kristy Sultana. The son of Fabregas and Monique’s Doll began well from the middle alley and quickly mustered pace to lead throughout in an outstanding best of the night time of 29.61. Recording his ninth win from just eighteen starts, Are Jip will now head into next week’s semi-finals as the series favourite, and will be looking to secure his fourth consecutive victory. Black Empress also began well and battled on gamely to finish seven and three quarter lengths behind the winner for Harry Sarkis, whilst rank-outsider Gold Dawn ran the race of his life to finish in third position for Marie Burton.

Steve White was looking to end a terrible week on a high with Paua To Roar ($3.20, who was well supported by punters exiting from box three in heat four. The daughter of Head Bound and Paua To Erupt was looking to notch up her fifth consecutive victory, after taking out the Group Three Nowra Puppy Classic Final last Saturday. Stepping beautifully from box five, Paua To Roar shot away at the first turn over La Grand Logie and Zipping Tank who was making a heap of ground on the outside. Anthony Azzopardi’s talented chaser took the lead turning for home, careering away to score by four and a half lengths in 29.86. The son of Smooth Fancy and Navigator Miss comes from the regal Hallinan family bloodlines, with their greyhounds renowned for finishing strongly. Azzopardi secured his second winner of the night with owner Terry Kingcott, whilst Zipping Tank produced a new personal best time over the 520 metres. Paua To Roar cemented her place in next week’s semi-finals finishing second and La Grand Logie for Jeffrey Eaton finished a further one and three quarter lengths behind in third.

Favourite backers were finally rewarded again in heat five, with Lucy Lobster (4) starting at $3.30 for trainer Charlie Lamb. Coming into this series with some solid Wentworth Park form on the board, this beautifully bred daughter of Brett Lee and One Tree Hill didn’t disappoint, leading all the way and saluting by ten and a half lengths in 29.92. Anthony Azzopardi gained another qualifier in next week’s semi-finals, with Zipping Weston ($4.80) making up a stack of ground from box seven and outsider To A Tee for Harry Sarkis ($21.20) wound up in third.

The sixth and final heat saw Jason Fletcher’s Xtreme Knocka step out as the $3.30 favourite, however Anthony Azzopardi’s winning ways were set to continue, after Cosmic Angel stepped beautifully and produced an all the way display from box one in a sizzling time of 29.62. Another talented offspring by Cosmic Rumble out of Bit Stressed, Cosmic Angel recorded her first win since August and chose the right time to produce her fastest performance at Wentworth Park. Xtreme Knocka found trouble at the first turn before making up good ground to finish second, whilst second favourite Classy Kid finished in third.

Next week’s semi-finals are not to be missed, with the box draws to be conducted on Tuesday.

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 18th 2014

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Best Bet:
Race 4: Love Affair

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Allen Firestorm

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,5,7 – Leg 2: 2 – Leg 3: 8 – Leg 4: 1,2,6 – $12 for 100%

Race No. 1Dazling’s Last Hoorah (h’cap)7:15 PM (VIC time)
Handicap event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHALL SHE ROCK -8m [3]4112142.38(7)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
2BEKS -8m [3]1523242.76(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
3FLYING TWIST -9m [4]2311143.15(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
4ECHELONIC ACTION -10m [5]22314NBTD Coleman (Lara)
5GOLD AFFAIR TWO -10m [5]2564442.70(7)M Hanke (Miepoll)
6ALLEN WAKE -10m (NSW)[5]36346FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7STARC -10m (NSW)[5]12753NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8UNTRACEABLE -10m [5]21763NBTM Auld (Tatura)
9DU PLESSIS -10m (NSW)[5]Res.47764FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
10MADDIE GARI -10m [5]Res.84676FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Good race to kick off the night and I’ve decided to go with the in form Flying Twist. She has to give the outside division a metre head start but there isn’t a lot of speed drawn out wide apart from Starc so if she can step away cleanly she should be able to settle in the top two early. He two recent wins at Sandown have been super impressive and with a clear run its hard to see her being beaten.

Starc steps from the front mark and he led for a long way here last week. I think he will hit the line a little better tonight so with a clean getaway he should put himself in a prime position and then figure in the finish. Beks is armed with a monster finish and he only requires an ounce of luck in running to feature. Surprisingly he actually does his best racing here and he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Untraceable has been a tad disappointing of late but from the pink tonight he may show a little improvement, if he goes around at silly odds he may be worth a saver bet.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flying Twist

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

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

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

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

Race No. 2Robbo’s Last Flutter7:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DINA BALE (NSW)[5]71FSHS Collins (Lara)
2SOUL MAKER [5]368T2NBTA Britton (Lara)
3TANTRUM TOMMY [5]25322NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4QUANTUM BALE (NSW)[5]12541NBTT Womann (Lara)
5IMA SCREW LOOSE [5]22112NBTC Capuano (Anakie)
6SAM TOOCAN [5]73754NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7GANGNAM STYLE [5]23261FSHJ Shaw (Anakie)
8LAURIE’S CHANCE [5]42253NBTR Britton (Lara)
9DR. TAYLOR [5]Res.35568NBTJ Gill (Darriman)
10DR. WAUGH [5]Res.48874FSHJ Mcmahon (Darriman)

Quantum Bale is an improving type and he looks well placed in this company. He is yet to feature in three runs here but he is a much better race dog this time around and I expect a much improved performance tonight. Last start at Shepparton he hit the line strongly over the 450m journey when winning in 25.57 and on that occasion he beat the classy Jubilea Bale.

Dina Bale is showing loads of promise having won her past two starts here, her latest win was in an impressive 30.21 but the eye catching part of that effort was her run home time. She is clearly getting stronger with every run and she is drawn to play a major role tonight. Tantrum Tommy hasn’t had much luck since scoring here in 30.42 but he has posted some smart placings, he can be slow to begin at times but if he gets some room in the early stages he shouldn’t be too far away. Gangnam Style rounds out the chances, he is suitably drawn out wide and he recently beat the promising Weston East at Sandown Park in a more than handy 29.70.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Quantum Bale

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

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

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

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

Race No. 3The Eagles Club (1-5 Wins) Final8:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1THUNDER EYES (NSW)[5]62426NBTR Britton (Lara)
2LEAD INTO DEMISE [5]5622130.24(2)R Clark (Toolleen)
3BOTTOM DOLLAR [5]23531NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4GORHAM BALE (NSW)[5]323F130.33(4)S Collins (Lara)
5LADY DEEDEE [5]77342FSHK Leek (Devon Meadows)
6DUKE BALE (NSW)[5]37531NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7DYNA CHASER (NSW)[5]4212130.47(7)S Collins (Lara)
8HOT GOLD (NSW)[5]23521NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
9SISCO FIASCO [5]Res.36327NBTT Galea (Brookfield)
10DYNA ZERG (NSW)[5]Res.51322NBTS Collins (Lara)

Gorham Bale is a class act and he turned in a monster performance to score here last week in 30.38. He can be slow to begin so he will require some luck in running but he is a powerful chaser and if he is within range off the back he will take a power of beating. This track doesn’t really suit his racing style but surprisingly he has been placed in all five tries here with two of those efforts being wins.

Bottom Dollar returned to the winners list last week with a classy 30.22 heat win and if he can get away with them on terms he should have enough speed to drive to the lead. Over this journey he will probably need to lead but with a slow beginner on his outside he should get every chance. Thunder Eyes has been placed in two of his four starts here and he has been hitting the line well of late, from the red he should settle a little closer to the speed and he should be in the mix. Dyna Chaser rounds out the chances, he is better suited to a rails draw but he is going well and he must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gorham Bale

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

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

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

Race No. 4Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GRIFTER BALE (NSW)[5]11126NBTD Coleman (Lara)
2MATLIN’S TORNADO [5]83665FSTDP Repici (Hampton Park)
3EL CHANA [5]21424FSTDL Sturgess (Talbot)
4OSCAR DE LARGO [5]6565243.01(2)R Henness (Heathcote)
5TROPICAL THUNDER (NSW)[5]61384FSTDJ Karamatic (Lara)
6LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]14427FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
7DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]34143FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
8ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]43554FSTDT Noy (New Gisborne)
9DU PLESSIS (NSW)[5]Res.47764FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
10MADDIE GARI [5]Res.84676FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Love Affair is dropping considerably in class tonight and if she can reproduce here 42.95 winning effort from September she will figure in the finish. She normally begins well and with a wide runner drawn on her outside she should get every chance to settle in the top two or three early.

Double Rinse is a litter and kennelmate to Love Affair and she looks well placed to run the quinella. Two starts ago she hit the line strongly when placed behind Scanez Cee at Ballarat over 545m and she is better suited to this journey. Oscar De Largo is the interesting runner, he is likely to start big odds but his effort when placed here last week behind Shall She Rock was eye catching. Grifter Bale is a handy stayer and he can get into the minor end of the money, he is better suited to a wider draw but he hits the line hard so as long he doesn’t get shuffled too far back he should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Love Affair

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

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

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

Race No. 5Le Pine Funerals8:38 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BALLERINO [4]2114130.29(5)J Borg (Maryborough)
2GEMSTAR (NSW)[4]1F13330.13(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
3DR. RAHOUAL [4]1641730.37(2)J Mcmahon (Darriman)
4PRINCE TO EXCEL (NSW)[4]1117330.15(3)G Jose (Catani)
5DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[4]1757530.17(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6COBRA BALE (NSW)[4]1171730.10(3)J Hunt (Lara)
7ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[4]2172830.28(4)S Collins (Lara)
8HOOVER JACK [4]6756529.78(5)A Dailly (Anakie)

Ballerino is likely to start a short priced favourite but I think the value could be with Prince To Excel. Last time out he was placed behind the classy Crawf’s Bread and he is capable of showing sizzling early speed in his races. Three starts ago he beat a quality line-up at Sandown in 29.67 and a similar effort tonight would see him figure in the finish.

Ballerino continues to impress and he was never headed in his last start 30.20 win. I’m not convinced he runs the trip right out but if he does hold the lead he should be able to build up a nice break mid race. Dyna Glinda is very hit or miss early but she has lots of speed when given room to move in the early stages. She is much better than her recent form reads and she could be nice value. Allen Icarus should settle in the first two or three early and he has been placed in seven of 11 here. Cobra Bale is likely to be well fancied but he is poorly drawn and he will need a lot of things to go his way in the early stages.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Prince To Excel

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

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

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

Race No. 6Geotechnical Laboratories Final (gobis)9:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HEAPS OF ABILITY [5]5346234.47(4)C Schlensog (Anakie)
2DEADLY BOY [4]4112134.46(6)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
3ATHOS [4]5135134.89(4)R Gray (Pyalong)
4KAYO MARCIARNO [5]56413NBTG Neocleous (Yinnar South)
5DARBAIN DASHER [4]5573134.88(5)R Conway (Bunyip)
6TWEAK [5]2675334.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
7ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]15162NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
8DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]38372NBTS Collins (Lara)
9ROCK DOMINATION (WA)[5]Res.2543334.72(1)J Hunt (Lara)
10ACOLA ROSEBUD (NSW)[5]Res.4355434.77(1)T Noy (New Gisborne)

Deadly Boy caught the eye with an all the way heat win in 34.46 last week and with a clean getaway he should repeat the dose. He has a great record over both the 525m and 600m journeys and his sectionals from last week have him leading by a couple of lengths as they pass the post the first time.

Heaps Of Ability is well named and if he can get out into some open spaces soon after the start he will be a major player. The draw is against him tonight but he is too good to dismiss. Kayo Marciarno is the run on dog in the event and he is a great anchor for third and fourth in your exotics. He has been placed in eight of his 14 tries here and he could be a great place bet again. Athos was a handy 34.89 heat winner and he races fairly well here, this is a rise in class for him but he must be included in your quaddies.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Deadly Boy

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

First Four: 1,2,3/1,2,3/4/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,2,3/1,2,3/Field/4 ($30 for 100%)

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

Race No. 7Hudson Pacific9:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HIGHBURY (NSW)[5]3441330.18(2)R Britton (Lara)
2CRUISER’S SOL [5]47133NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
3ALLEN GIZMO (NSW)[5]5346430.20(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
4VELOCEMENTE [5]3424229.99(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CLAY BIRD (SA)[5]46655NBTM Chilcott (Heathcote)
6RADINKA BALE (NSW)[5]2145430.31(6)S Collins (Lara)
7HOT WHIRL [5]6332529.99(6)J Sharp (Lara)
8HOOKSY [5]1327129.95(4)T Auld (Tatura)
9YOKO [5]Res.3416330.38(6)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
10DR. SAMSON [5]Res.16464FSHW Mcmahon (Darriman)

Hooksy returns to the city circuit tonight and he looks a moral at $1.20. He couldn’t have drawn any better and he showed he is back to his brilliant best when scoring at Shepparton in 25.28 last week. He has a couple of keen railers drawn underneath so he should get all the breaks in the run to the first turn.

Highbury looks the obvious danger, he was a classy 29.55 Sandown Park winner two runs back and from the red draw he should sit just behind Hooksy for most of the journey. Hot Whirl has broken 30 seconds here previously and if she can cross early she should run a cheeky race at odds, whilst Radinka Bale has more than enough speed to cross but she isn’t overly strong, so she may be able to hold on for a place.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 7 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

Race No. 8Sky Racing Topgun Oct. 25th9:40 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BANJO BOY [4]4233129.73(1)K Virtue (Tooradin)
2DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]1411230.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
3TAKE CHARGE [4]2116230.20(8)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
4SPRING LEAF (NSW)[3]1344430.01(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]1272329.74(3)J Hunt (Lara)
7CRAWF’S BREAD [1]1822130.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
8DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]6776130.15(5)A Dailly (Anakie)

The classy Banjo Boy returned to his best form at Sandown Park last week with a dazzling 29.40 win from this draw and a repeat of that type of effort would see him score with ease again. He has won here previously in an eye popping 29.73 and the manner in which he hit the line at Sandown last time suggests he isn’t too far away from that type of form.

Dyna Nico blew her rivals away when scoring at Warragul recently in 25.74 and she has more than enough speed to lead this field for a long way, in her previous 500m runs she appeared to stitch up late, however she is a stronger type this time around and she should give a great sight. Buckle Up Mason is a track specialist and he has been racing well without winning of late. The empty draw underneath should help him and a top three finish appears on the cards. Crawf’s Bread is never far away in this class and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Banjo Boy

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,6,7 ($3 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 1/2,6,7/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 9Rsn – Racing & Sport9:58 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GO MOBO [4]1353335.12(3)D Coleman (Lara)
2LITTLE RED (NSW)[5]T5F87FSTDR Britton (Lara)
3SMART MAXWELL [4]4612134.64(5)D Coleman (Lara)
4HESSION BOOTS [5]4637434.64(4)R Clark (Toolleen)
5SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]2565634.87(5)J Britton (Anakie)
6RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]7445234.48(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
7ROCK DOMINATION (WA)[5]2543334.72(1)J Hunt (Lara)
8ZIPPING JOE (NSW)[5]6332634.65(8)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)

Go Mobo has the good draw and he looks ready to step back up to the 600m journey. His most recent racing has been over the 500m journey and he had been lacking a bit of early zip which made things difficult for him. From the red he should punch through and hold the early lead and from there on it should be a matter of times and margins.

Smart Maxwell has been airborne of late and if he crosses the red early he will give a great sight. His chances hinge on him being able to lead but he really is flying at present and is always a chance. Hession Boots is much better than his form reads and he is a must for exotic bets. He is likely to settle back in the field but he has a good record here and he always finds the line strongly. Zipping Joe rounds out the chances, he was never out of trouble here last week and he will be looking to make amends.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Go Mobo

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

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

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

Race No. 10Topcat Video10:20 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. DES [5]7144330.22(4)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
2ALLEN ZENTAX (NSW)[5]5622330.03(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3LEKTRA OUTLAW [5]23525NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
4ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[5]8361530.35(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
5FEIKUAI ZACK [5]37422NBTA Inger (Nambrok)
6SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]77158NBTJ Gill (Darriman)
7ALOTTA LUCK [5]33271NBTG Jose (Catani)
8WHITE WALKER [5]6457230.33(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
9CLASSIC NITRO [5]Res.4451630.62(2)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
10GHOST ROASTER [5]Res.6335430.57(4)C Mclennan (Airport West)

Allen Gravion scored a commanding 25.38 Shepparton win two runs back and he really looks well placed in this event. There isn’t a lot of early speed drawn around him so he should get plenty of room to muster speed and if he can settle in the top three he will prove too strong in the run home.

Feikuai Zack has been racing consistently at Wentworth Park of late and he has won here previously in a smart 30.12. He can be a little hit or miss early but if he gets away he is sure to make an impact. Alotta Luck set the track alight at Sandown last week when winning in 29.38, on that occasion she uncharacteristically pinged the lids, if she pings again then she wins easily but I’m not convinced that she can come out like that again. Allen Zentax does his best racing here and he could be nice value in this event.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Gravion

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

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

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

Race No. 11Ajs Corporation10:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GIRTHY [5]453F7FSHC Capuano (Anakie)
2WHISTLER BALE (NSW)[5]1516535.16(4)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3UNDER TAKER [5]34775FSHL Repici (Hampton Park)
4SKYFIRE [5]72211NBTS Drummond (Heathcote)
5OUR SHIRAZ [5]51531FSTDJ Higgins (Linton)
6DON JULIO [5]88184FSTDR Henness (Heathcote)
7ALLEN FIRESTORM (NSW)[5]82246NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8TEKKI MINX [5]64528FSTDD Crawford (Pearcedale)

Whistler Bale is dropping considerably in class tonight and she is unbeaten in her two tries here. Her winning times here aren’t flashy but she is a much better chaser this time around and she could probably get down to the 34.50 mark tonight. There are slow beginners all around her so she should settle top three and prove too strong in the run home.

Skyfire was a recent strong 29.75 Sandown Park winner and he has indicated that he is now ready for this trip, the box draw hasn’t done him any favours but he has been stepping a lot better of late. Our Shiraz is very consistent and he has a solid record here over 525m. He has the ability to ping the lids and if he can settle in the top two early he should be a major factor. Allen Firestorm is the smokey, he had no luck when debuting over this trip two runs back, if he could get a clearer passage early he may just cause an upset.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

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

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

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 11.00PM

Hestia Bale was far from disgraced in her placing here last week and with the drop in class tonight she should be able to go one better. I can see her settling in the top three early and she should make a strong move mid race, there really isn’t a lot of depth in this event so she should prove too strong.

Dyna Zod has been disappointing of late but he is capable of much better. If he can get a fairly clear passage early and sight the bunny he should be able to boost his confidence. Feikuai Molly has been placed in five of nine of this trip and she normally begins well, if the favourite happens to find bother there is every chance she might be off and gone with the prize. Lonesome Nitro rounds out the chances, he has scored two strong wins here to date and he only needs some luck at the first bend to feature.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hestia Bale

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

Trifecta: 2,4,5/2,4,5,8/2,3,4,5,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

Wentworth Park Tips & Betting Preview October 18th 2014

After a big day of Caulfield Cup day punting it’s time for greyhound betting to take centre stage. Centrebet is offering ARG readers up to $200 in free bets. Load up on Brad’s best bets.

Best Bet:
Race 6: Miss Sueko

Best Roughie:
Race 9: My Awesome Opal

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4 – Leg 2: 1 – Leg 3: 2,3,4,6,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,7 – $24 for 100%

Race No. 1Wentworthpark.com.au Stakes7:27 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WOODS433430.05Marie Burton
2CAWBOURNE LIBBY677830.02Jodie Lord
3COOLABAH JET271329.79Jodie Lord
4LACEY LOIS616629.86Peter Acers
5ZARITA251329.89Lorraine Roy
6ADDISON ROAD162329.98Mark Gatt
7GRADENCE334229.76Mark Gatt
8LONGNECK454330.11Christine Proctor
9MRS. CHITTY BANG631330.36Michael Green
10KNOT TELLING YA156630.01Marie Burton

Addison Road hasn’t had much luck of late and she should appreciate the drop in class tonight. She can be a little slow to begin at times but she does possess a wonderful turn of foot. She has slow beginners drawn on either side so should get every chance to settle in a prominent position early.

Zarita has turned in some monster performances of late and she will be hitting the line very strongly. She can ping the lids at times but it’s likely she will settle mid pack, if the gaps open at the right time she will be right in the finish. Lacey Lois is the likely leader and she should give a great sight, her last 50m isn’t great but if the well fancied runners happen to find trouble she may get away the race. Gradence is a lock to run a place, he is well placed out wide and he will be charging home late, he always seems to find one better on the night though, so place claims look best.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Addison Road

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

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

Trifecta: 5,6,7/4,5,6,7/3,4,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 2Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H7:50 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MIZZOU TIGER2461NBTHarry Sarkis
2ALL STRUNG OUT121329.55Glenn Rounds
3JEWEL ACTION111829.66Kristy Sultana
4SHOULDERS186229.36Anthony Azzopardi
5SWEET LOLLY888530.04Peter Massa
6AVONDALE AL11430.54Beau Hedley
7LADY LIVINGSTON515530.10Leanne Procopio
8KISS THE HAWK361529.91Christine Proctor
9KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring
10TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor

Jewel Action has been setting the track alight in recent weeks and if she reproduces her 29.66 winning effort here from two runs back she will prove very hard to reel in. This is clearly the toughest race that she has contested but she is very fast when on the bunny and her rivals will have to be on their game to reel her in.

All Strung Out has terrific track sense and he has a great record here having been placed in all six tries. His PB of 29.66 is ultra impressive, considering that he posted it whilst coming from off the speed. Shoulders was far from disgraced when placed at Sandown last time and he returns to a track in which he races well at. He should get a nice cart across from Jewel action early and he should make his presence felt. Avondale Al is an excitement machine and he is only having his fourth race start. In his second start he broke the 515m Gosford track record and if he can handle the rise in class he should be in the mix, however being so inexperienced I would prefer to watch tonight.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Jewel Action

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

Exacta: 2,3,4/2,3,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

Race No. 3Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H8:08 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUBWAY TO VENUS578131.57Harry Sarkis
2DRAGON EMGRAND211130.16Luke Azzopardi
3KURMOND GODDESS651229.94Christine Proctor
4FRATTINI3115NBTChristine Oldfield
5ANYTHING LESS124129.57John Finn
6INVISIBLE825630.01Larry Procopio
7LADY RONRAY111129.87Raymond Steele
8ISABEL ENLIM126630.38Len Haaring
9CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg
10SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef

Anything Less is up there with the fastest chasers in the land and if he gains an ounce of luck in the early stages he really should blow them away. He has won six of seven over this journey and I think at least four of them have around the 29.60 mark. He is a star in the making and only bad luck will beat him.

Frattini recently scored at Nowra in a sizzling 29.82 and if she pings the lids she will give a great sight on the bunny. She is making her race debut here, however I’m sure she has had a few trials here and shouldn’t have too much trouble handling the first corner. Lady Ronray has won 12 of 13 career starts and she is a flying machine early, her last 40m over this trip is always a worry but she is super reliable early and it’s hard to see her missing a place. Dragon Emgrand scored a strong 30.16 win here last time and I think he will continue to improve with more racing. I dont think he can win tonight but he has more than enough talent to sneak into a place.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 5,7/5,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

Race No. 4Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H8:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BLACK EMPRESS246129.81Harry Sarkis
2JUMBLE132329.91Craig Chappelow
3GOLD DAWN574230.93Marie Burton
4PASSENGER317730.06Larry Procopio
5ARE JIP151129.48Kristy Sultana
6ZIPPING BRUNO343329.81Anthony Azzopardi
7FAMOUS STYLE311430.27Carole Eaton
8EDDARD STARK121330.21Kenneth Burnett
9SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef
10TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor

Are Jip is an absolute gun and with slow beginners drawn on his outer he should get every chance to show his best. Four starts ago he smashed the clock when posting a 29.51 win here and all he needs to do is get out into some open space early in the event. He has the ability to lead or come from off the speed, so as long as he doesn’t find too much bother he should get the cash.

Jumble is armed with an explosive turn of foot and after three straight placings here he deserves to break back into the winners list. Although he has been beaten in those runs, he appears to be improving all the time and if he leads he is likely to make Are Jip work overtime for victory. Zipping Bruno is poorly drawn and being a slow beginner it is highly likely that he will find bother in the early stages. He is capable of winning but I think place chances appear best tonight. Passenger has raced well here in the past and he can show early speed at times, this is clearly the toughest race he has contested but a place finish wouldn’t be a surprise.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Are Jip

Exacta: 5/2,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 5Ladbrokes Stayers Stakes8:50 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,325 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,110 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPACE STAR315341.84Dawn Garrett
2EMILY’S SWEET151242.70Barry Howell
3STUNNING ASHBERG163642.64Harry Sarkis
4PADDLES ANDERSON314442.15Jodie Lord
5TEARS SIAM365842.34Dawn Garrett
6JOANE651242.40Christine Proctor
7GO JETTA GO144142.39Jason Fletcher
8AVONDALE MAURICK477242.34Ronald Bell
9DRIVING FORCE657242.69Larry Procopio

Space Star is a class act and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. In recent weeks he has been taking on the best and he has had to work too hard in the middle of his races, tonight he should find the bunny soon after the start and I would expect him to run the hands off the clock.

Paddles Anderson has adapted to the staying caper well in recent weeks and he should continue to improve, his effort here last week behind Sweet It Is was very impressive and he should give a great sight again. Tears Siam is a litter and kennelmate to Space Star and she should be running on strongly, she is likely to get too far back early on but she will run all day and she should pick off the stragglers late in the piece. Joane could be the value in the event, she races well here and she is likely to go around at big over’s, if the favourites happen to find bother she could be there to strike.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Race No. 6Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H9:07 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS SUEKO427229.67Justin King
2LA GRAND LOGIE131130.28Jeffrey Eaton
3ANNA MAREOLAS7815NBTRobert Arnold
4ZIPPING TANK121730.00Anthony Azzopardi
5PAUA TO ROAR111129.95Steven White
6JOE’S CHANCE252129.97Lorraine Roy
7CAPRIATI325330.14Harry Sarkis
8ETON GOLD414130.36Marie Burton
9TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor
10CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg

Miss Sueko is a faultless beginner and from the red she should be able to hold them out and lead all the way. She has a ridiculous 29.67 PB here and she showed she back in that form when placed behind the gun sprinter Anything Less here last week. If she gets away cleanly it should be a matter of times and margins. You can currently get around $2.40 fixed and that is massive odds in my opinion.

Paua to Roar just keeps on winning at present and he should put plenty of pressure on Miss Sueko for most of the trip, his last 40m will be a struggle but he should have enough in the tank to hang on for the quinella spot. Zipping Tank is the run on dog in the event, he is likely to find a few of these too zippy but he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotics. Joe’s Chance has enough talent to cause an upset, however I think place claims appear best for him tonight as he has drawn very poorly in box six.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Miss Sueko

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

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

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

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

Race No. 7Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H9:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SANTORINI BLUE411230.45Justin King
2CROWIE’S CHANCE412830.11Lorraine Roy
3KILTAH MAGIC5114NBTKelly Bravo
4LUCY LOBSTER133130.07Charlie Lamb
5GLORIFIED GEE483830.31Marie Burton
6LOCHINVAR IMPACT251129.78Robert Smith
7ZIPPING WESTON411629.62Anthony Azzopardi
8TO A TEE1532NBTHarry Sarkis
9SO FAR217630.17Charlie Micallef
10KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring

Lochinvar Impact is an exciting prospect and he has scored two brilliant provincial wins since returning from a spell. He musters speed very quickly in his races and if he can settle in the top two or three early he should take a power of beating.

Zipping Weston has a blistering 29.62 PB here and if he gets away with them he will be right in the mix. His box manners can be very inconsistent so if you back him your will be praying for a good getaway. Kiltah Magic is likely to start favourite and she is a classy Victorian, however she is making her Wentworth Park debut and she will need some luck as they head into the first bend. Lucy Lobster is a great place prospect, she looks the likely leader and she appears to be getting stronger with every run over this distance range.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lochinvar Impact

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

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

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

Race No. 8Macro Meats Gourmet Game Stakes9:50 PM
FFA event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE WHIP246329.38Jodie Lord
2ASIA’S BABE172429.80Marie Burton
3HERSI431129.75Peter Lagogiane
4STILTON BLUE615129.82Philip Goodsell
5HELLO GOOD BYE837130.30Charlie Gatt
6PEARL IRENE213129.99Lorraine Roy
7BESSY BOO414329.71Christine Proctor
8QUEEN ESTHER524229.64Noelene Holloway

Bessy Boo is likely to get back early and he is going to need some luck in running, however his run here last week behind Hersi was absolutely enormous. There is a fair bit of early speed drawn underneath tonight so I can see him finding the fence soon after the start and if he can get a few gaps mid race he will be right in the mix.

Cawbourne Whip has the good draw and if she gets away she will be in the finish. She has scored some ridiculously fast wins here and she is explosive when she lands on the bunny. Queen Esther showed a return to form when placed here last week and if she steps away she should give a great sight. She still isn’t racing at her best but her record here is too good to ignore. Hersi rounds out the winning chances, he has won two in a row here and he appears to be going from strength to strength.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets

Win bet on Bessy Boo

Trifecta: 1,7/1,7/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

Race No. 9Ladbrokes Vic Peters Classic H10:12 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC ANGEL316829.99Anthony Azzopardi
2CLASSY KID611429.82Vicki Prest
3XTREME KNOCKA121229.82Jason Fletcher
4WUXI313230.21Luke Azzopardi
5LITTLE CHARLIE4216NBTNancy Mcintosh
6UNBELIEF346229.78Troy Donaldson
7MY AWESOME OPAL618429.91Marie Burton
8BLACK BRONCO443230.31Christine Proctor
9CHASING THE LINE171730.87John Vanderburg
10KAYLA’S TIGER785831.09Len Haaring

Xtreme Knocka has scored some super Bulli wins of late and from box three he should find the rail quite early in the race. There is a fair bit of speed drawn underneath him so he should be able to get a nice sit initially and then make a powerful move mid race. He is extremely strong in the run to the line so it’s hard to see him being beaten with a clear run.

Cosmic Angel was a zippy 29.99 winner here three runs back and he is drawn to hold the early lead. He has had one month off so he should be nice and sharp and I would expect his first two sectionals to be very quick. My Awesome Opal is well drawn out wide and if he steps away on terms he has enough natural dash to get across. His last 50m isn’t overly strong but he is likely to be big odds and he has great place claims.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xtreme Knocka

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

Trifecta: 1,3,7/1,2,3,7/ 1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 10Ladbrokes.com.au10:35 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE POWER523229.78Jodie Lord
2TARAWI THUNDER558530.86Christine Proctor
3INTERROGATED223229.83Michelle Shambler
4HOLLIE ANNE632230.17Philip Goodsell
5TOTAL BLONDE561130.40Adele Powell
6MAGIC DREAM255229.84Jodie Lord
7CAWBOURNE KAYONO512330.36Jodie Lord
8CAWBOURNE COBRA614229.69Jodie Lord
9ENCAPSULATE133330.33Mark Gatt
10LOGAN JOHN123430.01Charlie Gatt

Cawbourne Cobra is ideally placed in the pink and she recently set the track alight with a 29.69 win over this journey. From the wide draw she should get plenty of room to muster speed and she should settle just behind the early leaders. She is quite strong in the run to the line so she will prove very hard to hold out.

Interrogated has been placed in his past four starts here and three of them have been in good times. He is likely to get back early but he has been hitting the line hard of late and he only needs a little luck in running to feature. Cawbourne Power is highly talented but he has a problem winning here. He has won one of 30 but he has been placed a further 19 times. From the red he should settle near the speed and he should finish top three. Magic Dream rounds out the chances, he can ping the lids at times and he has a zippy 29.84 PB here. He should follow Total Blonde across in the early stages and that should allow him to settle in a fairly prominent position.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

On Coin Makes His Return In Group Two All Star Sprint

He’s back! WA’s fastest bred chaser On Coin is making his second return from injury this year in the heats of the Group Two All Star Sprint at Cannington. He has spent two months on the sidelines nursing a tendon injury, with rest the best method of recovery for Crossley’s excitable chaser

Don’t let time away from the racetrack discourage you. After three months away from the track at the start of the year when he tore his shoulder muscle off the bone, On Coin came back just as quick as before recording 30.31 first up in a heat of the Lew Dorsa and then took out the final in a sizzling 30.10. But it gets better, at just his third start back the son of Primo Uno – West On Lee broke the magical 30-second barrier for the second time clocking 29.94.

“It looks like he is the kind of dog that likes time away from the track. He has had bad injures at bad times”, trainer John Crossley explains.

On Coin’s shoulder injury prevented him from accepting his invitation to the 2014 Group One Temlee at the start of the year. Crossley felt the same heartache last week when he had to decline his invitation to the Group One Topgun, which is set to run on Saturday the 25th of October at The Meadows.

“I wasn’t able to accept the invitation for the Topgun which was a shame. I couldn’t have trialled him any earlier than I did so it wouldn’t have worked out. He would have had to fly over and trial around The Meadows first because he hasn’t seen the track. He hasn’t travelled before either so I don’t know how he will handle it.”

Crossley is going into Saturday night All Star heats with an air of confidence after On Coin broke 17 seconds trialling over the shorts (297 metres) on Monday night.

“He pulled up good after the trial, he is back on now!”

Crossley believes that his biggest challenge will come from Paul Stuart’s Coconut Grove after drawing box four in the third heat of the night.

With $40,000 up for grabs in next week’s final, box draws hold great significance with a lot of early speed coming from the inside of the track. Running first or second in the heats on Saturday night will secure a rug in the following weeks final. The two fastest third placing’s will make up the reserves who will be hoping for the late call up.

Heat One – 8.25pm

Tiggerlong Amigo is returning to Cannington after taking out the Group Two WA Derby in May for Darren McDonald. This time around he has drawn box two, which will help in his endeavours to find the rails. In his previous two starts at Cannington he has hit the line strongly, which should see his as a real danger even if he misses the start.

Astronomic has drawn the cherry in the first heat of the night for trainer Paul Stuart. The son of Cosmic Rumble – Right On Ruby is yet to win upon return from a successful nine-start stint in Victoria with Darren McDonald, winning on three occasions and placing on five others. His first start back on WA soil saw him jump from box eight and get held wide, unable to get into the race. He made the trip to Mandurah to contest in the Mandurah Cup heats, but was stuck on the outside of the track again, missing out on a run in the final. This week he will appreciate the inside box which should see him camp on the rails with a very real chance of winning.

Takahashi has found herself in box four for the second week in a row. After returning from injury last week running second, the superstar stayer will be fitter for the run. It’s a given that she will be coming home strongly so expect her to be right up there come time to cross the finish line.

Heat Two – 8.42pm

Luba Monelli is dropping back in distance in second heat jumping from box one. The speedy beginner will more then appreciate the inside box which should allow her to camp on the rails and take out the race. If Luba Monelli feels the pressure early from You Can Dream (box two) it will be a very different story come time to cross the line.

You Can Dream is jumping from box two for the second week in a row. The quick beginner has been in fine form lately in Free For All company over the 530. Two weeks ago she made the 642 metre distance her own by leading all the way to win in her second appearance over the distance. She loves the inside boxes which should give her the helping hand to win this heat.

Proven Will is better suited closer to the rails but has shown on numerous occasions that he can win from anywhere. His last two starts at Mandurah over the 490 metre distance saw him looking for more ground at the finish line, so the return to Cannington should see him rearing to go. If he comes out of the boxes cleanly he is a real possibility to take the race out at decent odds.

Heat Three – 9.02pm

On Coin is jumping from box four on return; with seven starts for four wins wearing the blue rug. odds are in his favour. With injury time to freshen up away from the track he should be out of the boxes cleanly, his only issue could be his race fitness heading into the home straight.

Coconut Grove won impressively on debut last week from box three. With another inside draw the 36 kilo dog should only improve. Last week he crossed straight to the fence, with You For Real on his inside it could mean trouble out of the boxes for the duo.

You For Real has drawn perfectly in box one. Last week she jumped from box three and went straight to the rails out of the boxes. She will need to lead by plenty early because there are a number of strong dogs that will be making ground.

Heat Four – 9.17pm

Thunder Rama had no luck in the Mandurah Cup last week after putting in an impressive win in the heats. His early speed when he hits the ground should dismiss the awkward box six on his return the Cannington. His consistent Cannington form sees him right in the race, with a good chance of winning if he gets out of the boxes cleanly.

My Mate Cobber is a lightly raced chaser with just 17 starts to his name but don’t let his inexperience bother you, after returning from injury he has produced numerous 30.30 performances that have proven he has the talent. The litter brother to Star Recall is starting from box seven and will hopefully jump better than his last start over the distance.

Coxie is a sneaky chance of taking out this heat from box eight. He defied the odds in the WA Bred Championship three starts ago by defeating a hot field. Box eight will make things a little bit harder for the Joe Dailly trainer chaser but you can’t discourage this greyhound.

Despite the glow of Group Two heat racing on Saturday night at headquarters, all talk and eyes will be on the return of WA bred royalty, On Coin in the third heat. Although there is just the one greyhound that made the trip interstate to try their luck in the Group event (Tiggerlong Amigo), WA will have their hands full.

Upsets Dominate 2014 Lismore Cup Heats

Less than three lengths separated the four winners of the heats of the 2014 Group Two Lismore Cup on Friday night.

It was an evening of upsets with no favourites winning their heats and only one (Yogi Blue) advancing to next week’s final.

The Lee Wylie trained Birkdale Beauty qualified fastest, leading all the way to score by a length in 30.18 in the opening heat at bolter’s odds.

The daughter of El Grand Señor and Tricky Uno (Primo Uno – Oxley Magic) speared the lids from box six and set up the victory with the fastest first section of the night (4.34).

She had to dig seep in the run home to stave off the efforts of Mal Rose Hi (4) who finished second and also qualified for next Friday night’s $40,000 to-the-winner final.

Walk With Faith (1) found plenty in the final 50 metres to snatch the second heat by a nose from Yogi Blue (3) in 30.27 for trainer Tom Tzouvelis.

The nicely bred daughter of Fear Zafonic and Surf Queen (Surf Lorian – Queen Size) left the inside box in second place and was still three lengths off Yogi Blue as the pair swung for home. Walk With Faith railed like the lure in the concluding stages and timed her run to perfection to land her 11th career victory and advance to the Group Two final with Yogi Blue.

Second reserve Love Kills continued the upsets when he came from well back to finish over the top of Outa Tempo (1) and claim the third heat in 30.35.

The Brian Partridge trained son of Surgeon and London Lizzie (Brett Lee – Divorce Remorse) was last to leave the traps from box six and was still fifth as the field headed down the back.

Swinging for home, the 34kg black dog unleashed his run home and quickly reeled in the leaders to score by 2 1/2 lengths from Outa Tempo.

The final heat of the night saw Bill’s Fantasy make good use of the outside box to lead all the way and win by two lengths in 30.19.

The Bill Elson trained son of Premier Fantasy and Regal Silver (Surf Lorian – Wongawillisue) put on a polished display and qualified for his second Group final in three weeks. Fusaichi Khan (7) finished second to book a place in next Friday’s final.

Qualifiers for next Friday’s Group Two Lismore Cup final (in no particular order);

Birkdale Beauty – Lee Wylie
Mal Rose Hi – Patrick Lavis
Walk With Faith – Tom Tzouvelis
Yogi Blue – Peter O’Reilly
Love Kills – Brian Partridge
Outa Tempo – Peter Ruetschi
Bill’s Fantasy – William Elson
Fusaichi Khan – Glenda Dart

Reserves

Dulcie Dee – Edith Hancock
Intensive Storm – Dean Turley

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