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SEPTEMBER
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Dutchy’s Angel took out the 2000 Traralgon Cup by a head from Trousers with Hotshow Ben third. The Tom Dailly-trained sprinter collected $16,000 for the victory.

Cape Hawke set a new track record for 515 metres at Sandown in 2011, running 29.13 to clip 2/100ths off the previous mark set by Heston Bale just two days earlier.

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Busy’s Chief won the 1976 NSW Country Championship, run over 580 yards at Wentworth Park. From box eight, Busy’s Chief won by three lengths from Sunset Lodge in a fair 31.35.
On the same night, Olympic Thunder won the Metropolitan Cup over 790 yards by four lengths, also from box eight.

The Larry Procopio-owned and trained stayer What’s New won the 2004 Chairman’s Cup (720 metres, Wentworth Park) defeating Resigned by three-quarters of a length with Victorian Arvo’s Athena just a neck away third.

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The first night meeting was held at the Bulli greyhound track, in 1952.

Bristol Sue took out the 1974 Adelaide Cup from Prince Arthur and Melwood. The brilliant bitch gave trainer Doug Payne a record of three wins in the three runnings of the premier sprint held in South Australia. He would have to wait 15 years before winning his fourth and last Adelaide Cup (with Kuriarkin in 1989).

Rooney ran a new race record time of 23.80 in taking out the 2006 Warragul St Leger for trainer Darren McDonald.

Keeko Bale won the 2008 Traralgon Cup by just almost seven lengths from Velocette, running a new race record 29.46

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Red Zero scored by a whopping eight lengths in the 1969 final of the National Sprint Championship, run over 500 yards at Harold Park. The local hope defeated star stayer Busy’s Charm with Queensland sprinter Pied Rebel third and the brilliant Benjamin John fourth. Red Zero earned $6,000 for the victory.

Jesse Bale took out the 2007 Dapto Leagues Club Maiden (formerly known as the Dapto Maiden Thousand), defeating Leroy Brown and Double Trouble in a fair 30.20 to collect the $15,000 first prize money.

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The Jim Ward-trained Maggiore became the last undefeated greyhound to race at Harold Park before the track closed forever when he scored by five lengths over 457 metres there in 1987. Maggiore took his record to six starts for six wins and was unbeaten in three races at Harold Park.

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Queensland hope Dancing Gamble scored a brilliant victory in the 1988 National Sprint Championship final, run over 558 metres at the Gabba. Exiting box two, Dancing Gamble defeated fellow Queenslander Daring Coup by three-quarters of a length with NSW star See Yah a similar margin away third. There was controversy after the race when it was found that See Yah’s trainer had neglected to remove the greyhound’s collar prior to loading him into the boxes and See Yah had competed in the race with his collar still on.

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The Geoff Watt-trained speedster Benny McGrath won the 1972 Singleton Classic (then called the Daphne Smith Memorial Classic), run over 466 metres. Benny McGrath defeated Harold Park specialist El Gazelle by a length with Grand Metal third.

Western Australia registered its first victory in a National Sprint Championship when local hero Mister Toewyte took out the 1978 final, run over 512 metres at Angle Park. Mister Toewyte defeated NSW representative Sole Force with Victorian Ella’s Champion third.

Bogie Leigh set a new track record time of 29.48 for 520 metres at Lismore in 2003.

Nichols Family To Celebrate A Treble Of Devonport Wins

Broadmarsh husband and wife team Keith and Joan Nichols will live it up this week on the proceeds of a winning treble at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway. The pair combined to win with debut running litter mates Silver Pierre and Smichols and then completed a highly successful day with the very smart former interstate bitch Molly Monroe, who has now won four races in succession and eight of 20 lifetime outings.

Keith bred the first litter of pups in Tasmania by former Australian and Devonport Cup winner St. Pierre and right from the outset they displayed plenty of potential.

“They showed plenty of speed from the start and were very sensible. I liked them a lot and when I trialled several of them for the first time a fellow trainer said he would like to take all of them home with him,” he explained.

As soon as the litter of eight was whelped, Joan Nichols fell in love with the fawn pup and immediately claimed him as her own. Racing as Silver Pierre and taking full advantage from the red box, he recorded a time of 25.72 in winning Tuesday’s NWGRC Juvenile (452 metres) while paying a win dividend of $4.30.

A race later, Smichols surprised somewhat by taking out the The Advocate Juvenile (452 metres) in the time of 26.22, the track having deteriorated due to the rain, while paying a lucrative $23.80.

The highly promising Molly Monroe, the winner of four of six since entering the Nichols kennel, then railed through in the concluding stages to take out the Surepick Grade 4 (452 metres), paying $2.60 for the win and recording a time of 25.73.

Raced by Victorian owner Paul Westerveld, the Bartrim Bale bitch is obviously relishing her change of environment and will continue to win while in her present form.

“Paul raced Her Highness with success from my kennel and when he decided to take her back to Victoria he said he would send me a replacement and I am so glad he did,” Keith Nichols explained.

Meanwhile another Southern trainer to excel at Tuesday’s meeting was Brighton based Rod Ransley, who took out a double with the smart chasers Good Question and Tay’s Intention. The former took out the Hankook Tyres Grade 4 (452 metres) in the time of 26.11 while paying a win dividend of $4.10 and the latter was successful in the Greg Mansfield Grade 5 (452 metres), paying $4.00 for the win and recording a time of 25.82.

Flowery Gully mentor Michael Louth was also seen in the winners circle on two occasions, firstly with Iditarod, which was successful in the Dowling and McCarthy Tyres Maiden (452 metres) and then Canuck, which took out the Synectic Devonport Grade 5 (452 metres).

On Monday night at the Tote Racing Centre, Moorleah trainer Russell Watts took out the evening’s feature, the Steve King Ladies Bracelet Final (515 metres), with the very smart Kinloch Brae bitch Ireland’s Force, raced by the interstate based Fast Track Racing syndicate. The bitch railed through in the concluding stages to score an outstanding victory, her third in succession and tenth in a career spanning 27 outings.

“From memory I have never won the Ladies Bracelet before, so her win provided me with a great thrill,” Watt’s revealed.

The next day at Devonport the kennel landed a good old fashioned betting tilt when the aptly named Dyna Lachlan debut runner Tax Toy took out the Sing The Song Juvenile (452 metres), after firming from an opening Fixed Odds quote of $6.00 into $3.00 when the field was despatched.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 17th 2014

Huge day for Brad yesterday with winners galore. Tom Waterhouse copped it hard. Anyone that took advantage of the promo will have an extra $100 to throw on today’s Tips.

If you loaded up on Brad’s Tips there are plenty more free bets available at ARG. Good luck and good punting.

 

Race No. 3Macro Meats Grade 5 Series H Pr2…1:02 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $860 Prizemoney.
1st: $605 2nd: $170 3rd: $85.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAN OF MANNERS853130.79Ben Rawlings
2BREACHED AGAIN877630.50Leigh Drganc
3JESSIE FOZZ577430.31Leonard Wilson
4DYNA DAINA673130.17Wendy Matcott
5RAPIDO GRIS442230.39Wendy Matcott
6CHEROKEE MCLAREN836530.34Tania Foster
7FIERY MCBAIN374230.06Todd Kelly
8SNEAKY LITTLE ME2114NBTPetar Jovanovic

Sneaky Little Me is making her SA debut and she looks poised to make a big impact. She is a member of the powerful Jovanovic kennel and she comes here with strong NSW form. She is normally an average beginner but is blessed with an explosive turn of foot and should find herself in the first two as they go through the first turn. Man Of Manners has been racing well and from the red he should lead for most of the trip. Rapido Gris is the run on dog in the event, he has been placed in his last two starts here and he only needs some luck early to feature.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sneaky Little Me

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

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

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

Exacta: 8/1

 

Race No. 11Wine Wise Stake Pr2 Division33:22 PM
6 event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $820 Prizemoney.
1st: $580 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARK DEMON718422.91Desmond Hockley
2OUT TO WIN317823.81Donald Turner
3KIPSANG8674NBTAnthony Fry
4GREYSYND COOL675423.61Noel Bland
5RELLIM JOSHUA572322.88Petar Jovanovic
6SCORCH MCBAIN878622.52Brenton Prouse
7ZENITH ALLEN7545NBTWendy Matcott
8DYNA ZONE2315NBTWendy Matcott

Out To Win has been racing in much stronger company of late and he is drawn to get all the breaks in this event. He musters pace very quickly in his races and with a very wide runner drawn directly on his outside he should find himself in front soon after the start. Dark Demon has struggled here in the past but he has shown improvement in recent times and is drawn to play a major role. Rellim Joshua rounds out the winning hopes, he should settle in the top three and this event isn’t overly strong.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Out To Win

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

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

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

 

Best Roughie:
Race 5: Fiesty Fairy

Apology

Apology to:

(a) Greyhound Racing New South Wales (GRNSW);
(b) Mr Brent Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of GRNSW; and
(c) All management and staff of GRNSW.

Between about 18 August 2014 and 19 August 2014, Australian Racing Greyhound published an article on its website http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com entitled “NSW Racing Minister Urged To Examine GRNSW Performance” authored by James Dunn which made allegations concerning GRNSW, and its senior management and staff.

Australian Racing Greyhound unreservedly withdraws all allegations either express or implied in the Article and sincerely apologises to GRNSW, and its senior management and staff for any hurt and embarrassment caused by the publication of the article on its website.

Jan Warner Fined $2500 For Androstane Positive

Racing Queensland (RQ) Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the analyst’s findings in respect of a urine sample taken from the registered greyhound Femme Jolie, which won Race 3 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club on 13 June 2014.

After taking evidence from the trainer of Femme Jolie, Mrs Jan Warner, stewards issued a charge against Mrs Warner pursuant to Greyhounds Australasia Rule (GAR) 83 (2)(a) to which she pleaded guilty.

GAR 83 (2)(a) reads:

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

The specifics of the charge being that on 13 June 2014, Jan Warner, as the trainer of the greyhound Femme Jolie, did present that greyhound to compete in race 3 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club, when a urine sample taken from the greyhound following the event, was found, upon analysis, to contain the prohibited substance 5B-androstane-3a, 17B-diol.

After considering all available evidence stewards found Mrs Warner guilty as charged.

In assessing penalty, Stewards took into consideration the following points:

· Mrs Warner’s contribution to the industry spanning over 15 years
· That the prohibited substance ‘5B-androstane-3a, 17B-diol’ (BaB diol) is a metabolite of Testosterone.
· Previous penalties in respect to similar substances.

Subsequently Mrs Warner was fined the sum of $2500.

Acting under the provisions of GAR 83 (4) Femme Jolie was disqualified from its 1st placing in race 3 at the Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club on 13 June 2014.

The placing’s from the 431m Novice held on 13 June 2014 were amended accordingly.

Mrs Warner was directed to return all prize money received from the aforementioned event to Racing Queensland.

Mrs Warner was advised of her appeal rights.

Gary Smith Resigns As NSW GBOTA Director

On the 30th of May this year Gary Smith was elected as the Riverina District director for the NSW GBOTA. This election was for a two year period and was the second term for Smith, yet just months later he has resigned.

The amazing part of this story is that under the watch of Smith, the Temora Club has wiped out a $19,000 debt and had massive track upgrades, including a conversion from grass to sand.

“We did the conversion for $50,000 and there isn’t a track in Australia that has done it for that price. It was because we were all involved and did the work, which is something I’ll always be proud of,” explained Gary.

“This isn’t just me that has resigned. There is 14 of us, basically the entire Temora complex has resigned over the shit that’s been going on for years. A lot of these people weren’t greyhound orientated, they took part because it was a fun team environment. These people have busted their guts as volunteers. It wasn’t a leader led resignation, it was done by the 14 of us together and there is a lot more to this than meets the eye.”

“I’m very disillusioned with the sport. There is a minority that just knock everything that people do. Blind Freddy knows there is problems within the industry and if people don’t roll up their sleeves and get involved then the industry is in trouble. The people that are slagging others off for the work they are doing don’t do any work themselves.”

Whilst talking to Gary the passion and anger is extremely obvious. This is a man who had long term visions for the Temora Club and was hell-bent on implementing them, but now his passion for the sport has been disintegrated.

“I have no bones with GRNSW. There have been some decisions I don’t necessarily agree with, but I work with them. I also have no problem with the GBOTA. There is a minority out there that is trying to overrule a majority.”

“We had big plans for Temora. We have wiped out our debt and we are now in the black despite our funding being significantly reduced. The cup was on Sky this year and was a TAB meeting. Prizemoney was to be increased and we were putting proposals together for the track to be a TAB track. The track is in a location that appeals to Victorian’s as well and we thought we had a bright future unfolding.”

“I have five dogs in the kennels outside and I truly don’t know if I’ll ever bother racing them again. I’m just so upset at the moment.”

NSW GBOTA Chairman, Geoff Rose, said that Mr Smith’s resignation had been received with regret.

“Gary has made an outstanding contribution to the Association, to greyhound racing in the Riverina and greyhound racing generally,” explained Mr Rose.

“Gary has worked hard to increase sponsorship and promotion and his pivotal role in driving the grass to sand conversion at Temora is a substantial legacy.”

“His energy will be missed and I, on behalf of the Board, wish him the very best with future endeavours within and outside of the greyhound industry.”

When pressed as to what had caused this decision a distraught Smith laid it all out on the table.

“Some swines are running with bullshit that I took $8,000 out of the place by misappropriation of funds. Look at what happened to Albury, I saw that unfold and everything at Temora has been done by the book and managed strictly. It’s so disheartening after all of the work we have done.”

“To be called a thief is the last straw. I won’t wear that and there will be plenty more news to come. It’s other people within the industry that have seen fit with it and to run with it. When I get the evidence I will deal with it. There will be a small group clapping their hands, but I hope they understand what they have done.”

I’m sure there will be plenty more to come out of this resignation. To use an old saying, “we are just scratching the surface here.”

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 16th 2014

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Brad has picked out his best five bets for the day and is hopeful he can find us three winners amongst them so we can all get Tom for the extra $100!

Best Bets:

Gawler:
Race 11: Magic Hen

Warragul
Race 8: Pappa Hook
Race 11: Superfonic

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats Mixed Stake Pr1 Divi…2:54 PM
4/5 event over 531 metres at Gawler Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $885 2nd: $260 3rd: $130.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BUXTON MISS276331.20John Hancock
2KALDEN BALERION231630.76Troy Murray
3JUST AS FANCY717130.55John Shanahan
4SALLY BROWN264631.08Karen Bearpark
5ALHANNA315130.79Angela Modra
6LOLLY BALE6775NBTLisa Rasmussen
7MY SELYNYA147531.10Robert Drurey
8PROVEN JUDDY315430.64Jarrad Murray

Kalden Balerion is a gun chaser when on song and he should appreciate the big drop in class today. He is normally fair to begin but he will show a great turn of foot and with a slow beginner and wide runner on his outer he should get every chance as they head into the first turn. Proven Juddy should settle on the speed and is the obvious danger. He is drawn poorly but he has good box manners and he shouldn’t be posted wide for long. Alhanna scored a top 30.79 win here last week and a similar effort today would see her be in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Kalden Balerion

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Super Butcher5:32 PM
R/W event over 630 metres at Ipswich Of $1,275 Prizemoney.
1st: $900 2nd: $250 3rd: $125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MACIE’S DORA3416NBTRobert Mcgregor
2PIRATE KING866438.46Nikki Peters
3SOUTHERN LADY765537.85Billy Harris
4STONE FIXER6172NBTGlenn Smith
5KNOCK THE TOP388338.05Nikki Peters
9RUBY ROO5786NBTCraig Wright
7SMASHING NIRO542437.83John Pay
8TANIE ROSE HI767137.80Stephen Sherwell

Stone Fixer recorded a smart 35.63 Grafton win three runs back and he appears well graded in this. He has done most of his racing over the 500m journey and so I would expect him to show superior early speed to his rivals and he should make every post a winner. Smashing Niro doesn’t win very often but he is rarely far away here, two starts ago he finished strongly when second over this trip and he should produce a similar performance today. Macie’s Dora has the good draw and she should be on the speed for most of the trip. I have some doubts about her running the trip but this race isn’t very strong.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Stone Fixer

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

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

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

No Value, No Bet

The bloke who claimed that nobody ever reads this column might have been partly right. (Maybe nobody reads it except him?). Here’s what I wrote a week ago about the Chairman’s Cup: “Based on its history, Xylia Allen will not be able to repeat its heat time with the final only seven short days away. Whether it can still win is the hard question. Odds-on, look on!”

Well, very few of you took any notice. In the final, Xylia Allen started at $1.80, ran the same style of race it did in the heat, and ran second in 42.11, which was five lengths slower than in its heat and a similar amount behind this week’s winner. There was nothing unusual about this. Its petrol tank was not refilled. The bitch has done this repeatedly when forced to back up within seven days of an earlier distance race. It simply cannot manage the two. Sweet It Is also ran as it normally does, messing around early and finishing on late in its normal time.

Zipping Maggie recorded its fifth win in a row, running a spritely 41.78 on the pace all the way and leading from the judge the first time around. It never looked like losing while the other two never looked like winning. Noteworthy is that throughout its career it has moved up steadily through the distances, from 500 to 600 to 660 and then to the 700-plus category, always improving as it went on. The Wenty victory was certainly its best.

I had made it 3/1 each of the three of them, give or take a bit, which was pretty right in the circumstances. Odds-on for Xylia Allen never made any sense.

I am now demanding that my tipping license be returned immediately.

AND AROUND THE TRAPS

Elsewhere, against moderate opposition at Dapto, Dusty Moonshine returned to its former glory when it streeted the field in 43.16, busting Forty Twenty’s five year old track record. It was coming off two mysterious failures at Wenty when it did not look like a fit enough dog. Perhaps they have got it right now? Its next run might tell more.

Just prior to the Chairman’s Cup, another provincial record breaker, Space Star, trounced a 5th grade field at Wenty in a smart 41.97. Not a flash beginner, it will be interesting to see how it progresses with more experience and in better class. The interesting thing about Space Star and Dusty Moonshine is they both race like stayers. Not many do that.

The Space Age performances further emphasise a trend I noted earlier (see August 29 article) as its sire is the dynamic Bekim Bale. That connection was underscored last Thursday at Sandown where five of the eight entries (two were later scratched) in a 5th Grade 715m event were sired by the same Bekim Bale, all with different mums. No world beaters amongst them but one of them bowled home to victory (Starc) in nice time and another ran third. Similarly on Saturday at The Meadows, Bekim Bale provided two of the eight runners over 725m, including the winner Shot To Bits. In recent times, it’s hard to recall a more prominent sire of distance dogs than this one, perhaps excepting Bombastic Shiraz.

It’s interesting to note that some thoroughbred buffs have pointed out that sires with a short racing career do much better at stud than those with lots of races under their belt. Bekim Bale’s racing career was cut short quite early through injury, but not before recording a track record over Sandown 515m. Likewise for Brett Lee and others.

Shot To Bits also adds to the mysteries. A noted hard finisher, the 725m handicap at The Meadows on Saturday was its first attempt at the long distance following top middle distance form, including a track record at Bendigo 660m. It won nicely but in very slow time. Corrected for the handicap (which GRV formguides fail to show) it ran the equivalent of 43.31which is one of the three worst times recorded this year. That’s surprising, notwithstanding its normal slow start. More information needed.

Still at The Meadows, last Saturday’s meeting may have been a sign of the times. It had a slowly run handicap over the long trip, a Maiden Final over 600m, which generally indicates only that the dogs are not much good at shorter trips, and Novice dogs scattered through the program – five actually raced and four more were listed as reserves. There was a time when Novices could not dream of getting a run at major city meetings.

More signs. Albion Park’s Sunday meeting contained nothing but 331m races. Usually it has a mix of distances. This is a reflection of the quality of dogs on offer in that state and often elsewhere. Indeed, the first law of racing now is that nominations will always gravitate to the shortest trip on offer. Unfortunately, they are also the least predictable. Inquiries reveal that these policies are there to keep trainers happy, but punters will have a different view (meaning punters, not gamblers).

However, please don’t tell me these races pull in good money, therefore they are worthwhile. Observation at the TAB over many years tells me that the majority of mug gamblers have no idea what the upcoming race distance is. They are often disappointed when it finishes so quickly, which is also why serious punters don’t like them.

THE BIGGER QUESTION

All this to and fro about the quality of the staying ranks, or individual dogs, amounts more to a stab in the dark than anything else. It brings to mind ongoing studies into thoroughbred breeding where scientists have been trying to identify which genes produce sprinters and which stayers – and some claiming success.

But should the vets and the scientists be doing more to delve into greyhound genetics? The apparent shortage of genuine stayers is not helpful to the breed or to the way we put races together. I have already mentioned that programming heat and final events over successive weeks poses significant doubts (see above). Equally, there are both economic and welfare factors involved in that overstressing a dog does no-one any good – the dog, the connections, the punters or the public.

Star Recall Records The Third Fastest Run At Cannington

Star Recall became the third fastest greyhound to run over Cannington’s 530 metre distance in the Spring Gift Final on Saturday night, stopping the clock at a sizzling 29.85.

The daughter of No Recall – High Earner jumped from box six as the $1.40 favourite for trainer Linda Britton, who also had talented bitch Gone To Heaven (box five) and Deyna (box three) representing her kennel in the final.

Star Recall flew to the early lead, clocking a first sectional time of 5.57 with kennel-mate Deyna, while Thunder Rama crossed to the rails from box eight. Deyna soon found himself outpaced with the likes of You Can Dream, who entered the race as a reserve from box one after the scratching of Jump The Queue, and Gone To Heaven who showed glimpses of early speed.

With Star Recall on the arm, it was an impossible task for Thunder Rama to run her down as she crossed the line seven lengths clear in a super slick time of 29.85. Thunder Rama’s performance was also noteworthy clocking a personal best time of 30.39.

After breaking the magical 30-second barrier for the second week in a row Star Recall became the equal fastest WA bred chaser along side On Coin, who also won the Spring Gift final last year.

In just 34 career starts, Star Recall has won on 19 occasions and placing in 11 others. She has now taken her total prize money to over $155,000 including the $750 Westchase bonus.

My Bro Fabio Demolishes 2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Field

My Bro Fabio capped off a superb Sunday for Lara trainer Brooke Ennis. The 35kg chaser took out the Group Three Canberra Cup while just a few hours earlier Ennis’ recent kennel acquisition, Size Does Matter, won the Group Two Healesville Cup.

Turning to Canberra, My Bro Fabio (2) went to the boxes as the red-hot $1.40 favourite and he didn’t disappoint. After being mid-field away he showed explosive pace down the back to overhaul early leader Another Call (3) and win by an extending margin of 10 and a half lengths. He couldn’t better his track record run from the heats but still stopped the clock at a very slick 30.10. Runners trained by Jodie Lord filled the minors with Cawbourne Whip (8), who was considered the main danger to the favourite prior to the race, nabbing Another Call just before the post to take second place by a head.

My Bro Fabio, a black chaser by Turanza Bale and Flamenco (Where’s Pedro – Zarbo) now joins his brother Warrior King as a group race winner. My Bro Fabio is now the winner of 17 races from 36 starts. The $25,000 prizemoney pushes his career earnings past $100,000.

Full Results

1st: My Bro Fabio (2) – Brooke Ennis
2nd: Cawbourne Whip (8) – Jodie Lord
3rd: Another Call (3) – Jodie Lord
4th: Cawbourne Power (1) – Jodie Lord
5th: Rue De Kahn (5) – Dean Swain
6th: Black Daddy (7) – Kenneth Staines
7th: Father Skeeta (6) – Leslie Dennis
8th: Shilling Flex (4) – Sean Bannerman

Time: 30.10
1st Split: 4.98 (4)
2nd Split: 19.32
Run Home: 10.78
Margins: 10 1/2 x HD
Scratchings: Especially (9), Storm Twister (10)

Size Does Matter Too Strong In The 2014 Healesville Cup

Size Does Matter finished strongly to take out the 2014 Group Two Healesville Cup on Sunday afternoon for Lara trainer Brooke Ennis.

The son of Bekim Bale and Size It Up (Elite State – Size ‘Em Up) arrived just in time to score by a neck over early leader El Grand Seal (7) in the time of 19.17.

After leaving the boxes cleanly, Size Does Matter was granted the luxury of plenty of room to move and found a handy position behind early leader El Grand Seal.

From that point, it was always going to be a case of Size Does Matter’s strength coming into play, but the resilient El Grand Seal certainly made him work for the victory.

The pair drew level in the final 100 metres and the hulking 35kg black dog only gained the upper hand in the concluding stages of the 350 metre straight dash.

Jeff Britton trained both place getters, with Cosmic Wise finishing third, two lengths further astern.

The win in the $45,000 to-the-winner event ensured that Size Does Matter maintained his unbeaten record since transferring to the Ennis kennel with his Victorian tally now three from three.

It was his 13th overall win from just 24 career outings and pushed his earnings to a tick over $70,000. He is likely to now pop up in some of the Group events over 500 metres where he excels.

Brooke and Jamie Ennis made it a feature double on the day when they also landed the Group Three Canberra Cup later in the evening with their star chaser My Bro Fabio.

Full Results

1st – Size Does Matter (6) – Brooke Ennis
2nd – El Grand Seal (7) – Jeff Britton
3rd – Cosmic Wise (8) – Jeff Britton
4th – Zambora Storm (5) – Graham Whitford
5th – Accomplished (1) – Peter Presutto
6th – Beejay The Deejay (4) – Brooke Ennis
7th – Call Me Hank (3) – Gary Hansen
8th – Chocco Rocco (2) – Thomas O’Donovan

Time: 19.17
First Split: 6.49 (7)
Margins: Neck x 2
Scratchings: Swagzilla (9), Walk Hard (10)

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 14th 2014

Centrebet will be offering fixed odd at Gawler tonight. Open an account here at ARG for a $200 free bet and plenty of different promotions.

 

Race No. 3Greyhoundtips.com.au Win Stake P…6:39 PM
6 event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $820 Prizemoney.
1st: $580 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DIBLEY5123NBTDonald Turner
2LA NINA LADY416623.36Gary Pidgeon
4DYNA NOVA317423.05Nadine Payne
5LONG GULLY FLIP343822.91Paula Hearnden
6COOL MERRI256722.63Desmond Hockley
7PHIL DE MAGIC221323.33Ben Rawlings
8OZ STRIKER156423.08Karen Bearpark

Dibley has been racing well since coming to SA and his effort when placed at Angle Park two runs ago was quite impressive. From the red he should be able to hold the early lead and this is one of the weakest races he will encounter for a while. Phil De Magic is the obvious quinella chance, he is suitably drawn out wide and when given room he is capable of mustering speed very quickly. Oz Striker has won two of three here and can sneak into a place, whilst Cool Merri can be hard to follow at times but she does race well here and she must be included in your exotics.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 8 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dibley

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

Trifecta: 1,7/1,6,7,8/1,4,6,7,8 ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Gawler Farm Machinery Free For A…8:14 PM
FFA event over 400 metres at Gawler Of $1,025 Prizemoney.
1st: $710 2nd: $210 3rd: $105.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIRED FOR SOUND444622.45Robert Isaacson
2RED TIN713622.78Robin Harnas
3HIGH STATUS152222.73Karen Wittholz
4BOGIE EMERALD143122.74Ben Rawlings
5AVID TYSON146322.27Tony Lagana
6COWBOY JURY223322.86Karen Bearpark
7WHAT’S RUNNING514322.75Michael Giniotis
8VAIL214222.82Rolland Parry

Avid Tyson has won an amazing 30 races over this journey and she was extremely unlucky here on Tuesday. She is actually well drawn in the middle and she should get a nice cart across from Bogie Emerald in the initial stages. Vail is perfectly placed in the pink draw and his 22.86 win here in July really caught my eye. Wired For Sound rounds out the genuine winning hopes, he didn’t have much luck here on Tuesday also and he is drawn to get all the breaks in this event.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Avid Tyson

Trifecta: 5/1,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 5 to rove with 1,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

 

Best Roughie:
Race 7: Chilli In White

2014 Group Two Healesville Cup Final Preview

Healesville plays host to the world’s richest straight track race this Sunday when the final of the 2014 Group Two Healesville Cup takes place.

Two kennels will make up half of the field this year, with Brooke Ennis (Beejay The Deejay and Size Does Matter) and Jeff Britton (El Grand Seal and Cosmic Wise) both rugging up a pair of greyhounds.

$45,000 awaits the winning connections of the 350 metre scamper that will take around 19 seconds to complete.

Size Does Matter is set to start a short priced favourite, but the box draw may well have made the race more open than it seems.

Here is a look at the 2014 field in detail with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
 
Accomplished
Trainer
Peter Presutto
Owner
Ceemac syndicate
Prizemoney
$18,160
Last 10 Starts
3721811221
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision - Cosmic Brigid
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $956 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 7 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is - Has won two from four up the straight and ran a handy 19.06 in his heat win. He will need to leave the boxes well to be a winning hope but is a smokey at double figure odds.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.06 19.06 6.53 6.53
Box 2
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
 
Choco Rocco
Trainer
Thomas O’Donovan
Owner
D Bartolo
Prizemoney
$16,345
Last 10 Starts
1351351331
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bombastic Shiraz - Leprechaun Chloe
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $817 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 6 1 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Comments: ARG opinion is – Impressed at massive odds in his heat win running 19.07. Is often only moderately away from the boxes and may find himself in trouble as a result. He appears to be a rough place prospect at best.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.07 19.07 6.50 6.50
Box 3
Race Odds
$33.00
Heat Replay
 
Call Me Hank
Trainer
Gary Hansen
Owner
G Hansen
Prizemoney
$9,830
Last 10 Starts
3124132621
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Vee Man Vane - Bullicourt State
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $427 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 6 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Ran a slick 19.03 heat win from box one where he stuck to the rails like glue. He loves the track and is not the worst at massive odds.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.03 19.03 6.48 6.48
Box 4
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Bejay The Dejay
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
M Jones
Prizemoney
$14,615
Last 10 Starts
1311311121

23 Months

  Black   Dog   by   El Grand Senor - See Ya Senorita
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,329 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 7 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
64% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comments: Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative) – “He is a really high-speed dog. He is probably only ever going to be a country cups type of greyhound, I don’t think he will do anything spectacular over 500 metres or more but to be doing what he is at his age is just terrific.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.10 19.10 6.48 6.52
Box 5
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
 
Zambora Storm
Trainer
Graham Whitford
Owner
Lanigan Thomson syndicate
Prizemoney
$32,410
Last 10 Starts
5247236711
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Magic Sprite - Secret Powers
Start Fair Running Middle Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $705 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 17 11 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 0
Comments: Matt Lanigan (Owner) – “It is a very hot field, Size Does Matter crashed hard to the rail in his quickest heat win last week so that is a worry for us. If we can jump well enough and avoid trouble he will be right in it at the finish, he loves the Healesville track.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.01 19.01 6.52 6.52
Box 6
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
 
Size Does Matter
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Brooke Ennis
Prizemoney
$26,865
Last 10 Starts
2141121311
29 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bekim Bale - Size It Up
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,168 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 12 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Comments: Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative) - “I originally bought him as more of a 500 metre Group type dog but I have just been keeping him fresh and running him over the sprints. He is loving it and really wants to be there right now. He is coming out of the boxes and I even said to Reggie Kay that it is what had been his biggest problem early in his career, but he seems to be improving now. I wouldn’t swap him for any other dog in the final but if anything is going to beat him, it will be having to get across from box six.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
18.94 18.94 6.49 6.49
Box 7
Race Odds
$3.80
Heat Replay
 
El Grand Seal
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Patchers syndicate
Prizemoney
$25,870
Last 10 Starts
1121422151
32 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by   El Grand Senor - Sealin’ The Deal
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,232 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 11 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “She looks boxed well considering the way the six crashed last week, we just hope she can come out well and use the box.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.29 19.29 6.65 6.65
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
 
Cosmic Wise
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Brona Lane Racing syndicate
Prizemoney
$72,210
Last 10 Starts
2247128541
36 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Chief - Wise Penny
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,416 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 15 10 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 3 3
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “She probably wants the fence, that whole litter tend to prefer the rails. She is a good little straight track dog, we have a straight at home and she loves it, she will be running on, I just hope she stays away from our other one.”
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.18 19.18 6.53 6.53
1st Res
Race Odds
$21.00
Heart Replay
 
Swagzilla
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
A Tindall
Prizemoney
$6,365
Last 10 Starts
XX1124132
24 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble - Nova Surf
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $796 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 4 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Ran a huge race to go down narrowly in his heat last week. He could be a knockout chance if he gains a start.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
19.57 19.05 6.59 6.59
2nd Res
Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
 
Walk Hard
Trainer
Nicole McRae
Owner
N McRae
Prizemoney
$139,455
Last 10 Starts
1611313122
48 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bit Chili - Miss Bling
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,536 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 25 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: A genuine Group performer and straight track flyer who could easily win this final if he happens to get a gig.
Best Healesville Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
18.82 19.16 6.57 6.65

Size Does Matter (6) looks to have the race at his mercy if he can begin like last week and get a clear run to the rail. The danger is where he will find himself should he be away a little tardily.

Beejay The Deejay (4) has terrific speed and is another who will look for the fence. If he gets there he will be looking to hang on late as the fast finishers set out after him.

El Grand Seal (7) may be given some room early and has her share of early toe.

Call Me Hank (3) is at massive odds and has a penchant for the track.

Zambora Storm (5) is another who loves the track and will be charging home at the business end of proceedings.

2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Preview

My Bro Fabio set the track alight in last week’s Group Three Canberra Cup Heats and he will start the favourite for Sunday night’s final.

Lowering Prince Diablo’s 2011 track record of 29.96, My Bro Fabio was supremely dominant, romping away to a 12 length victory in 29.89 at his first start at the track. He had box one last week and is similarly drawn this week in box two for trainer Brooke Ennis. Gunning trainer Jodie Lord has three runners in the final and her best chance looks to be Cawbourne Whip boxed out wide.

The Canberra Cup has a quality honour roll, with previous winners of this race including former Topgun and Shoot Out winner Jaimandy Coops, Mark’s Wild Girl, Red Hot Lee, Runaway Promises, Mythological, Prince Diablo, Mepunga Geordie and Zipping Willow.

 

Be sure to check out Fixed Odds markets at Centrebet, where you can also get $200 in free bets.

Here’s a look at the 2014 final which is scheduled to start at 8:09pm:

Box 1
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Power
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
D Edwards & R Wallace
Prizemoney
$26,895
Last 10 Starts
3242533324
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Smooth Fancy - Prodigal Child
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $517 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
52 8 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1 3
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
ARG Comments: A moderate beginner who does not win out of turn. He is yet to win at the track and has won one from seven out of box one. He looks a rough hope at best.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.64 N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.00
Heat Replay
 
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Michelle Jones
Prizemoney
$78,855
Last 10 Starts
2215111211
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Turanza Bale - Flamenco
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,253 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 16 8 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 2 1
Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative): “I was glad he could finally put a performance like that on the board last week. I know everybody has heard me say that he is the fastest dog I’ve had and that he has put some great performances in around The Meadows in heats and stuff like that, but it is great for him to finally get a track record. On ability and times, you’d like to think he can win the Canberra Cup but that is barring an accident or bad luck.”
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.89

29.89 N/A N/A
Box 3
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Another Call
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
John Shea
Prizemoney
$27,315
Last 10 Starts
1126113442
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision - Dolphin Call
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $803 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 11 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comments: Has a reasonable strike-rate and boasts a quick win at Wentworth Park. Most of his 11 wins have either been in easier class or over shorter trips. It would be no surprise to see him lead but he will be under siege a fair way from home.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.65 N/A N/A
Box 4
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Shilling Flex
Trainer
Sean Bannerman
Owner
Sean Bannerman
Prizemoney
$5,525
Last 10 Starts
1131361122

25 Months

Fawn     Bitch   by  

Dyna Tron

- Okie Bale
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $368 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG Comments: A youngster who has been racing around the country tracks with moderate success. She will need to improve on her best time at the track of 30.55 if she is going to be a winning chance in this.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.55 31.02 N/A N/A
Box 5
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$112,000
Last 10 Starts
5221632321
31 Months   White & Blue Fawn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro - Shelbourne Dawn
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $3,862 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 10 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
ARG Comments: A top-line bitch and Group One National Futurity winner who has done plenty of racing at the elite level. She did not flatter on the clock in her heat win but is definitely the capable of going a lot quicker and could be the improver in the field. She is a definite each way proposition.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.63 30.63 N/A N/A
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
 
Father Skeeta
Trainer
Leslie Dennis
Owner
Leslie Dennis
Prizemoney
$23,810
Last 10 Starts
7237311111
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Aston Galilee - Madam Jessie
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $744 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 11 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
ARG Comments: This dog has hit a purple patch of form in the last three months with five straight wins, four of which were best on night performances. His heat win was a second slower than the favourite’s track record run which would suggest he is up against it. Should be close to the front early but may find this a little too tough.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.91 30.91 N/A N/A
Box 7
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Black Daddy
Trainer
Kenneth Staines
Owner
George Solomons
Prizemoney
$19,810
Last 10 Starts
6616361442
39 Months   Black   Dog   by   Big Daddy Cool - Spooky
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $566 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 9 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 2

ARG Comments: A strong type who will have little trouble running a strong 530m trip. The concern is that he may be caught up in trouble early. He is definitely a place hope if he is lucky enough to secure a clear run.

Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.87 N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.60
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Whip
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$72,025
Last 10 Starts
1163812511
33 Months   Black & White   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan - American Spot
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 16 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG Comments: A quality conveyance who is undefeated over this trip in the nation’s capital from three starts. She can be a little hit-or-miss at box rise but is as strong as they come. She looks the main danger to the favourite.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.09 30.47 N/A N/A
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
 
Especially
Trainer
Rodney Clark
Owner
Peter Knott
Prizemoney
$83,225
Last 10 Starts
1322156153
49 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Brett Lee - Special Sign
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 16 11 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 49%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: A veteran Victorian bitch who races mostly over the middle distances. She is certainly not the worst here should she gain a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT

30.84

N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Storm Twister
Trainer
Allan Manwaring
Owner
K Thompson & A Manwaring
Prizemoney
$11,100
Last 10 Starts
1512362813
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro - Ima Osti
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $529 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 7 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: A speedy type who raced on the pace before finishing third last week. Would need to lead to be any hope in the final should he get a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.88 N/A N/A

Is Tabcorp Killing The Goose?

Our entire wagering system is founded on the performance of our two main tote companies. They make up some three quarters of the action but they are looking shaky.

For many years, both thoroughbred and harness tote betting has been in decline. Over the same period, greyhounds have grown simply by adding more meetings but that effort has now come to a halt. Sports betting, a relatively new option, has grown simply because people like to bet on them. They can now do that easily where before it was hard.

The greyhound development was not a response to internal demand or canny management but to calls from Tabcorp/SKY to fill holes in the weekly program. Never mind how, just do it. Since neither horse or dog populations have increased – rather the reverse – it follows that average field quality has fallen away.

Simultaneously, the betting climate changed radically with the rise and rise of the Northern Territory’s online bookmakers and to some extent the intrusion of overseas based operators “illegally” attracting local business (one of which, from Vanuatu, is currently under pressure for failing to pay out winning punters). Both groups are filling gaps deliberately created by the stick-in-the-mud attitude of traditional racing establishments – ie by poor management.

But, regardless of their original purpose, all operators are now basing their products and services on what the totes offer. The strain is obvious, particularly so for greyhound racing.

According to news from GRSA, South Australia’s results for 2013/14 include a slight fall in tote business but a compensating rise in online bookmaker turnover. Roughly, this parallels the position in Queensland, where authorities have just concluded a fresh agreement with Tattsbet that led to the recent announcement of big prize money increases. These states provide Tatts’ two main sources of wagering business.

Tabcorp has already reported significant falls in traditional tote business in both NSW and Victoria. So there is nothing to suggest that the trends will not continue and, arguably, lead to further destabilisation of the Australian market.

Even so, Tabcorp CEO, David Attenborough, in a recent speech advised he is “pleased the company is performing well”. From Keno, perhaps? Or sports betting? And also from its coverage of overseas racing, which is set to grow and further shove local events into the background.

Brave words from these two betting monsters invariably claim wonderful things are happening but ignore the impact on traditional racing. First, the more races they cover, the less customers will have to spend on “normal” racing. Punters’ pockets are not unlimited. It will particularly affect greyhound racing where many meetings are relegated to the less rewarding SKY2 platform. Second, the attractiveness of all greyhound races is reduced because of the relative fall in pool sizes. So, while the tote companies are robbing Peter to pay Paul, the incentive to patronise greyhound racing is also reduced. The product is not good enough financially, and perhaps in other ways as well.

What Attenborough is trying to do, in the old words, is to stuff a quart bottle of milk into a pint container. There has been and will be spillage.

These trends are occurring today but even more important is the likely disturbance to the very structure of the Australian betting market in the longer term. For example, as normal tote turnover continues to decline what will that do to price integrity? The very essence of punting is the attempt to obtain value from your investment. How can that be possible if the price is jumping around like a duck in the bathtub?

Put another way, thousands of poker machines clunk away, day and night, in Australia’s many gambling venues. None is any different from another. They are all just machines, played mechanically by people who will always lose – winning is not an option. Yet wagering, punting, call it what you will, is headed down that same path as skill reduces in importance and the potential for winning, or at least breaking even, is gone with it. What’s the point? Where is the challenge? The elite few may do well enough (not least because they don’t pay full entry fees) but the rest will suffer the fate of the pokie players.

Currently, the impact on gallops pools is disguised by their sheer size, albeit that size has been shrinking for the last 20 years. However, pools which are already small, and getting smaller, are fluctuating wildly – partly due to their size and partly due to the increasing proportion of mug gamblers supplying the cash. That’s where greyhound racing now sits.

In essence, that system volatility is a bigger factor than the variability in the players’ knowledge. The system is more dominant than the person. Even if you have skills, you are less and less able to use them. So why bother?

Already, Attenborough reported that in 2013/14 “about 25% of our wagering turnover was through digital channels” and, of that, “more than half was through mobile devices as the likes of iPhones become more popular”. Yet someone with an iPhone in one hand and a beer in the other is hardly likely to study the form, never mind whether another “app” offers it or not.

By all means capture as much of the mug gambler trade as possible, but if that puts serious punting further into the background it will leave greyhound racing with nowhere to go in the long term. Except to join the banks of poker machines in the local RSL. But, oh dear, we are already there – that’s what Trackside machines are for. They are the final insult – a mechanical race sitting side by side with a real one.

Nationalising the betting pools will help a bit but will not solve the underlying problem. If I can mix my metaphors, the racing industry has a tiger by the tail but no ringmaster to control events.

Am I being negative? Maybe, but these are the facts of life. Ignore them at your peril.

MORE FAIRY STORIES

Stewards report, Race 6 Sandown, Thursday 11 September.

“Warrior King (6) crossed to the rail soon after the start and collided with All Strung Out (3), Ennis Bale (4) and Pappa Gallo (5)”. (Box numbers added)

Not even close. In fact, Warrior King never reached the rail at any stage of the race and never wanted to. It likes to race a couple off the fence. It was three dogs wide and quite happy as they passed the judge the first time. There was no such “collision” worth mentioning. Any interference amongst the above dogs was caused by All Strung Out moving to the right after the jump, but behind Warrior King.

Storm Ready To Hit Healesville

He’s the greyhound with his own Twitter account and this Sunday afternoon Zambora Storm will line up in the Group Two Healesville Cup final.

The son of Magic Sprite and Secret Powers (Pure Octane – Witch Magic) has been a model of consistency in his 46 start career that has yielded 17 wins and 19 placings to date, four of which have been at Healesville.

He has drawn box five for the $45,000 to-the-winner event and is sure to be doing his best work at the business end of proceedings.

Part owner Matt Lanigan gave ARG a few insights into his chaser as he prepares for the biggest race of his career.

“Dad and I purchased Zambora Storm from Charlie Azzopardi and Scott Edwards after Storm’s 11th career start,” Lanigan said.

“Our family friends Michael & Adam Thomson, who are also father and son, had mentioned to us that they were interested in purchasing a dog with us, so we offered them the chance to be in a syndicate with us for Storm.”

At that stage, Zambora was an up-and-comer who had won five races, but there was already a very good reason for the interest in the breed due to previous success that the Lanigan’s had from the progeny of Secret Powers.

“We had a very strong interest in the litter as it was the next litter down from our star chaser Zambora Blueboy.”

Zambora Blueboy (by Cosmic Rumble) was a winner of 16 races who also had a penchant for straight tracking. He was a star of the coursing scene as well, winning the Waterloo Cup in 2012 and 2013.

“Storm is trained by our long time family friend Graham Whitford at Yarram. Graham also trained Zambora Blueboy.”

Lanigan says that his 33kg black dog was forced to have some time off earlier in the year but is now starting to reproduce some of his better form and that he is cherry-ripe for Sunday’s final.

“He sustained a toe injury at The Meadows back in April and has taken some time to get back to full health.”

Lanigan says that his kennel star faces an arduous task on the weekend but is hoping that a combination of a little bit of luck at box-rise and his local knowledge could put him in the finish.

“He has drawn box five for the Final on Sunday in a very hot field. Size Does Matter in box six crashed hard to the rail in his quickest heat win last week so that is a worry for us. If we can jump well enough and avoid trouble he will be right in it at the finish, he loves the Healesville track.”

A win would see Zambora Storm more than double his career prizmoney earnings which currently stand at $32,411.

The Healesville Cup final is Race Eight on the card and is scheduled to jump at 3:09pm.

Tommy Brislane Takes Out The 2014 Group One Megastar Final

Tommy Brislane is the 2014 Group One Megastar champion, after leading all the way from box three Friday night at Dapto, to secure the title for trainer Steve White and owner Geoff Slattery.

Starting at $8.30 with punters, the son of Premier Fantasy and Mary Virginia was having his first start for a month, after finishing second at Wentworth Park in the NSW National Sprint Final to Chica Destacada.

Trainer Steve White was happy with the box draw of three and was just hoping for some luck in the early stages.

“I think he’s well boxed. It’s a very hard race as it should be for a group one and he just needs some luck running through the first corner.”

Tommy Brislane was best away with Tony Brett’s Flash Reality matching strides early on. The 34kg chaser bumped him off at the first turn and shot away down the back over Mark Gatt’s Ritza Hattie, who was making good ground along the rail. Coming to the home turn Ritza Hattie made one last surge and missed by a neck in the end, with Tommy Brislane securing $75,000 for elated connections.

“Once he went past me on the home turn I started cheering, then I saw on the TV that Ritza Hattie was getting closer and I was just hoping he could hang on. Mark Gatt has done a great job to get that dog back to her best after four months,” explained White.

“With so many group winning dogs in the race, Tommy (Brislane) had been trialling well and I was hoping he would jump as well as what he had been.”

“When he bumped off Flash Reality at the first turn, I started to think he could win and I’m really happy for the owner as well.”

Tommy Brislane burst onto the scene back in April at Wentworth Park and won seven of his first eight career starts, including a heat and semi final of the Group One Peter Mosman Classic in 29.71. After finishing fifth in the final, he returned one week later to clock a sizzling time of 29.51 over the 520m, stamping his authority as a genuine Group race contender.

White’s next target will hopefully be the Group One Topgun at the end of October.

“I hope he can make the Top Gun now off the back of that performance and I’ll probably put him in the Bob Payne series as well.”

Tommy Brislane now has an impressive prizemoney total of $116,890 and recorded his tenth win on Friday night from fourteen career starts.

Group One Dapto Megastar Final Results:

1st – Tommy Brislane – Steve White ($75,000)
2nd – Ritza Hattie – Mark Gatt ($15,000)
3rd – Flash Reality – Tony Brett ($7,500)
4th – Woods – Marie Burton
5th – Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
6th – Lacey Lois – Peter Acers
7th – Zipping Willow – Jason Mackay
8th – Shoulders – Anthony Azzopardi

S1: 5.34 (4)
S2: 17.09 (3)
Run Home: 12.73

Time: 29.82

Margins: Neck x 3 ½

Zipping Maggie Upsets Big Names To Win 2014 Chairman’s Cup

Zipping Maggie announced herself as an emerging staying star on Saturday night when she lowered the colours of Australia’s two big guns to take out the Group Three Chairman’s Cup for trainer Peter Dapiran.

The 28-month-old daughter of Turanza Bale and Natalie Rass (Malfoy – Al Fresco) left box three in second position and had worked to the front by the time she reached the home straight the first time, which is where she remained.

The 28kg dark brindle front runner carved out a slick 16.06 early and went on to run a personal best of 41.78 in an imperious 5 1/4 length win.

Champion bitch Xylia Allen finished second in the race. After jumping third she appeared to have a reasonable run in transit and, despite working to second off the back, she simply could not reel in the leader.

Triple Group One winner Sweet It Is filled third placing after coming from well back. She was slowly away and found herself some 25 lengths off the lead down the back straight, a margin she was unable to make up.

The victory was the 11th in Zipping Maggie’s 21 start career and pushes her earnings beyond $73,000.

Full Results

1st – Zipping Maggie (3) Peter Daprain
2nd – Xylia Allen (5) Jenny Hunt
3rd – Sweet It Is (4) Darren McDonald
4th – Zipping Rory (6) Bethany Daprain
5th – Gold Affair Two (8) Robert Britton
6th – Bailey Rose (1) Eddie Lieshout
7th – My Asuncsion (2) Adele Powell
8th – Dyna Willow (9) Steve Collins

Time: 41.78 (3)
1st Split: 16.06 (3)
2nd Split: 29.36
Run Home: 12.32
Margins: 5 1/2 x 1/2
Scratchings: Liara Allen (7), Queen Marina (10). Dyna Willow started from box seven.

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Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview Sept 13th 2014

Best Bets: Sportingbet has given ARG readers the opportunity of a $700 free bet. Open an account and have something on Brad’s best three on tonight’s card at Wenty.
Race 4: Flaming Frenzy
Race 5: Are Jip
Race 7: Space Star

Best Roughie:
Race 8: Dyna Willow

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 8 – Leg 2: 1,2 – Leg 3: 6 – Leg 4: 4,5,9 – $6 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Bowl’s Getting Hitched 2-5 Wins …7:28 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY TOP115829.90Dennis Barnes
2COOLABAH JET723229.93Jodie Lord
3KENNY SINGMAN372230.48Barry Lazzarini
4REMEMBER ROSS533829.89Keith Jarvis
5KATIE OI OI234430.17Christine Proctor
6TIGGERLONG CHICK313430.13Kevin Keys
7FANTASTIC SID111129.79Jason Fletcher
8GRALIN3121NBTBeau Hedley
9WINGIN’ PRAYER436430.47Ronald Bell
10EAST COAST LOW684730.17Ivan Hanna

Fantastic Sid is an exciting talent who has won five on end in devastating fashion. He has stepped on terms in every start and its dazzling turn of foot which has been his asset in all of those wins. Fancy Top is another highly talented prospect and she has the good draw in her favour. Remember Ross has a speedy 29.89 PB here and with an ounce of luck early he may just cause an upset.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Brett Scott’s Last Stand 2-5 Win…7:47 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MAGIC EARNER172630.06Jodie Lord
2PASSENGER145130.06Larry Procopio
3SWEET LOLLY741130.04Peter Massa
4ZIPPING LAYLA532530.54Leanne Jordan
5ODD SOX627530.59Ronald Bell
6COCKTAIL PARTY341731.25Kayla-jane Coleman
7BIG TEE SAL171830.08Robert Barnden
8JUST LIKE ME442230.23Peter Lagogiane
9SHADY RHINO871430.63David Duncan
10WELL FOUND434730.64Ashley Dwyer

Passenger has won here in the past in a zippy 30.06 and he showed he is somewhere near that kind of form when scoring at Richmond last time in an impressive 22.69. He has early speed to burn and I can see him leading all the way in this event. Magic Earner was handily placed here two runs back and from the red she should get a nice sit on Passenger in the early stages. Sweet Lolly has won her past two starts here in good style, my only concern tonight is that she has a couple of handy ones drawn underneath here and she may not get across early.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Passenger

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Macro Meats Maiden Series F8:10 PM
M event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $11,855 Prizemoney.
1st: $10,000 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TALKIN FANCY254130.34Dennis Barnes
2DEVINE RAIDER563130.76Patrick Parrelli
3PEEJAY JACK130.60Amy Bennett
4FANTASTIC SPIRAL22230.09Jason Fletcher
5LAGOON KOOTCHY130.27Raymond Webster
6PAUA EXPLOSION426130.00Steven White
7KARMA CONNIE26130.12Peter Honnery
8MEDUSA’S ME MUM129.93Beau Hedley
9TICK AWAY FIRE84230.22Mark Moroney
10ZIPPING SAXON222230.29Jason Mackay

Paua Explosion finally put it altogether with a brilliant 30.00 heat win and surprisingly she is much better drawn tonight in the six box. In her heat she moved right soon after box rise and found some bother but she picked herself up very quickly and then went into overdrive. Fantastic Spiral has showed tremendous early speed in his three runs to date and he should lead them a merry dance again. Medusa’s Me Mum was the quickest heat winner and she is a winning chance again, however she can’t afford to make any mistakes at box rise. Lagoon Kootchy rounds out the winning hopes, he led throughout in his heat and he may prove hard to reel in if he can lead again.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Paua Explosion

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Robbit’s Bish Bash Bosh Dash 2-5…8:27 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KISS THE HAWK311330.07Christine Proctor
2ZIPPING WESTON233429.62Anthony Azzopardi
3ELLA HAS CLASS131NBTDean Swain
4HURRICANE MAYBE343630.10Brian Barton
5RHINO COLLISION461129.89David Duncan
6MIKE LOWRIE858730.23Frances Harris
7FLAMING FRENZY224629.67Justin King
8LADY LIVINGSTON614530.10Leanne Procopio
9SORRENTO MOON455530.12Ronald Bell
10MIAMI THUNDER447430.41Leonard Studders

Flaming Frenzy has had no luck in her two runs from a long spell and tonight she should appreciate the enormous drop in class. In her two runs she has showed smart early speed before copping a sever knock at the first turn, with a good getaway tonight she should have enough speed to cross and she will be off and gone with the prize. Zipping Weston has a massive engine and with a clear run in the first 50m he will make a major impact. He can bomb the start at times but he does muster speed very quickly.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flaming Frenzy

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Damian Woodards Spectacular 2-5 …8:50 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING MOLLY243330.05Patricia Chaker
2KURMOND GODDESS673230.30Christine Proctor
3TAUTOLOGY327129.68Steven White
4GLOWING OPAL433730.33Wendy Brown
5BUNDY BEAR311530.05Mark Davidson
6MARIA’S IMPACT434329.85Luke Azzopardi
7IGNITE FOUR US143730.12Paul Grech
8ARE JIP114229.48Kristy Sultana
9SWEET ODESSA368230.53Natasha Benhard
10SORRENTO MOON455530.12Ronald Bell

Are Jip is a speed demon and he appears perfectly drawn in the pink. Three starts ago he posted a ridiculous 29.48 win here and a repeat of that run would see him win with ease tonight. He can be a tad hit or miss at box rise but he will get plenty of room to muster speed. Maria’s Impact should have enough speed to cross and lead and she was far from disgraced in her last start placing here. Tautology beat a gun field in 29.68 here last week, the only concern is the poor draw as he normally needs a bit of room in the early stages.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Are Jip

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Alan Pendleton Stakes9:15 PM
FFA event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,775 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,450 2nd: $1,550 3rd: $775.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BESSY BOO435429.71Christine Proctor
2QUEEN ESTHER841329.64Noelene Holloway
3TAKE IT ALL431429.75Doreen Drynan
4RITZA RAIDER413529.79Mark Gatt
5AVONDALE CHARM461429.68Ronald Bell
6HERSI262529.75Peter Lagogiane
7ALAN’S KIDZ111330.05Robert Barnden
8TAINTED LUKE546829.95Jennifer Brown

Bessy Boo has been desperately unlucky in recent months and tonight he should be able to atone from his favourite draw. He is normally slow to begin but from the red he should settle a little closer to the pace and he is likely to run over the top of them in the home straight. Queen Esther should pounce on the bunny and lead for a long way, with a wide runner drawn on her outside there should be no excuses for her tonight. Take It All is poorly drawn in the three but he should be charging home into a place at the end.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Aaa Radiator Specialists Stakes9:35 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,325 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,110 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AVONDALE MAURICK123742.34Ronald Bell
2JOANE232142.64Christine Proctor
3MISS FICTION365642.55Ivan Hanna
4CLAN ANNIE236242.44Alex Anderson
6SPACE STAR111341.84Dawn Garrett
7QUEEN MARINA183542.28Noelene Holloway
8YELLOW FEVER264742.45Ronald Bell

Space Star scored a dazzling 41.84 win here two runs back and he should make light work of this field. He can bomb the start in his races but with an empty draw underneath he should get more than enough room to muster speed. Avondale Maurick has a good record from inside draws and he should settle in the top two early, I dont think he can match the favourite but he shouldn’t be too far away. Miss Fiction will trail them in the early stages but she has a solid record here and I can see her running home into the minor money.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 6/1,3,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 8Chairmans Cup F9:57 PM
NG event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $34,375 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,250 3rd: $3,125.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BAILEY ROSE122342.33Eddie Lieshout
2MY ASUNCION618442.28Adele Powell
3ZIPPING MAGGIE111142.00Peter Dapiran
4SWEET IT IS121241.78Darren Mcdonald
5XYLIA ALLEN121141.53Jenny Hunt
6ZIPPING RORY734442.41Bethany Dapiran
7LIARA ALLEN332342.61Steven Collins
8GOLD AFFAIR TWO262242.14Robert Britton
9DYNA WILLOW876541.69Steven Collins
10QUEEN MARINA183542.28Noelene Holloway

Superstar chaser Xylia Allen caught the eye with an impressive 41.76 heat win and with a clear run early again she should get the cash. She is the current track record holder over this journey and she tends to begin a lot better from middle to wide draws. Sweet It Is looms as the obvious danger, she is a freakish stayer who recently beat Xylia Allen in the National Staying Championship, I think she may get a little too far back thought tonight so the quinella spot looks best. Dyna Willow is the former track record holder here and she is much better than her recent form suggests. She gets a start from the seven draw and I think she can run a bottler at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 4 – 9 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xylia Allen

Trifecta: 5/3,4,9/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Quinella: 5 to rove with 3,4,9 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC ANGEL133129.99Anthony Azzopardi
2ADDISON ROAD345129.98Mark Gatt
3LONGNECK163730.11Christine Proctor
4LUCY LIPS721529.99Susan Smith
5FIRE ELUSIVE182429.83Mark Moroney
6EDGE433529.68Graeme Barnett
7SWAN’S MAVIS276329.92Dean Swain
8SILENT EFFECTIVE441129.54Darren Sultana
9HERE’S SKEETA417830.16Ronald Alcock
10CAN OF118529.47Beau Hedley

Silent Effective is the real deal and it’s hard to see him getting beat after he scored here last week in a blistering 29.60. Last week he came from off the speed to win and the scary thing is that I think he can actually lead from the pink tonight. Cosmic Angel is super consistent and he showed a great turn of foot in his recent 29.99 win here, he should use his rails draw to advantage and if the favourite finds trouble he should capitalise. Addison Road returned to form last week and with some luck initially she should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/1,2,3/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Www.wentworthpark.com.au Stakes10:37 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,205 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,350 2nd: $1,235 3rd: $620.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SWEET ODESSA368230.53Natasha Benhard
2SHERLOCK885530.11Ronald Alcock
3ALL TOO FANCY611129.81Dennis Barnes
4MIAMI THUNDER447430.41Leonard Studders
5KITCHENER RUM622630.37Michael Gatt
6STEADFAST COSMO111229.95Lorraine Perrin
7ZELL BALE827330.19Steven Collins
8JEDD TOKAAM421230.23Helen Pullman
9HECTOR KAHN253629.88Dean Swain
10SOMETHING BLUE1251NBTMark Gatt

All Too Fancy has won three in a row with the latest being here in a slick 29.81. In all three wins she has been good to begin and has assumed control soon after the start, a similar getaway tonight she see her lead throughout again. Zell Bale is ideally drawn out wide and he has been placed in his three tries here. Steadfast Cosmo was far from disgraced in his handy placing here last week and he should be in the mix for a long way.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on All Too Fancy

Trifecta: 3/6,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

The Meadows Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 13th 2014

Greyhounds, NRL finals, AFL finals, group one gallops. It’s all happening today and what better way to load up than with a $200 free bet at Centrebet. Promotions galore.

Best Bet:
Race 6: Allen Deed

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Santa’s Special

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 2,5,8 – Leg 2: 7 – Leg 3: 2,3 – Leg 4: 3,4,5,7 – $24 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie (handicap)7:17 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

1BEKS -8m [3]1223142.76(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
2INFINITE WISH -9m [4]6556342.60(3)A Langton (Anakie)
3SHALL SHE ROCK -9m [4]2211542.38(7)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
4AREJAY SMOKEY -9m [4]5134242.92(4)B Iredale (Pearcedale)
5BIG KAT -10m [5]T1358NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)
6SHOT TO BITS -10m [5]21111FSTDP Ryder (Corio)
7CAN CAN HURRICAN -10m (NSW)[5]34321NBTP Bouchier (Dennington)
8SIR GAZZA -10m [5]6678443.53(1)R Britton (Lara)
9MADDIE GARI -10m [5]Res.66184FSTDO Fraser (Devon Meadows)

Shot To Bits is making his staying debut tonight and this excitement machine gives every indication that he will have no problems running it out. In recent weeks he has scored two breathtaking Bendigo wins over 660m and after breaking the track record in his first try, he took another three lengths off it the following week. Off the front mark he should burst to the early lead and it will be a matter of times and margins

Big Kat posted a top placing here three runs back and off the front mark tonight she should be in the mix again. She is normally a fairly reliable beginner and she should be able to settle in the top three early. Beks is off the back mark but he is racing in great form and with a clear run early he has enough talent to test the favourite, my only concern is that he may get too far back early from the back marker.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Tc Mikadog Final7:35 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Final event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LOCHINVAR COBRA [M]74FSHK Greenough (Pearcedale)
2BOMBER TITLE [M]62323FSTDF Strangio (Avondale Heights)
3STETSON QUAMBY (NSW)[M]43526FSTDP Dundon (Finley)
4WHISTLER BALE (NSW)[5]53261FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
5SOUL DANCER [5]21FSHB Briffa (Coolaroo)
6COUTA MODEL (NSW)[M]763FSHJ Magri (Avalon)
7ARCHI BALE (NSW)[M]33324FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
8SCRATCHY [M]54344FSTDP Gabriel (Toolern Vale)
9KOKO CABANA [M]Res.62335NBTJ Higgins (Linton)
10GREYSYND TURBO [M]Res.72235FSTDM Chilcott (Heathcote)

Lochinvar Cobra was poor in his heat last week tonight from the red draw he should step a lot better and I would expect him to make a big impact. He is yet to show any real form in his two race starts but he does great trial form and he is a member of the strong Greenough kennel. Soul Dancer led throughout in her smart 34.96 heat win and a repeat of that effort tonight would see her feature again. Bomber Title has had plenty of chances to win but he has been placed on ten occasions and he is never far away.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lochinvar Cobra

Trifecta: 1/2,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 3Horse Webster Tribute7:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS TRON [5]13182NBTS Fisher (Lara)
2VANGER BALE (NSW)[5]21433NBTT Womann (Lara)
3SOUL MAKER [5]54736NBTR Britton (Lara)
4WAYFARER [5]21632NBTD Brennan (Ross Creek)
5PROVEN BOLT [5]22261NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
6ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[5]34626NBTS Collins (Lara)
7JINGELLIC (NSW)[5]62523NBTM Fox (Laverton)
8LONESOME JOZZA [5]12630.47(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Vanger Bale is dropping considerably in class and from the favourable rails draw he should get every chance to score tonight. He has a speedy beginner drawn underneath and that should allow him to get a nice sit early and he will prove too strong in the run home. Ulla Allen is another who drops in class and she is armed with early speed, with a clean getaway she should settle in the top two early and figure prominently. Miss Tron led for a long way when placed here last week and she must be included in the exotics again.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Shepparton To The Meadows Final8:19 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

1BLUE TARTAN [5]31242FSHM Mason (Finley)
2SCENIC SHOT (NSW)[5]33161NBTM Mallia-magri (Avalon)
3MIDNIGHT MAID (NSW)[5]14632FSHR Massina (Golden Square)
4CREATIVE CHANT [5]23262FSHJ Mcclelland (Jindera)
5CETTE FOR SPEED [5]75132NBTR Massina (Golden Square)
6PUNK PIRATE [5]1431130.34(3)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
7THOR BALE (NSW)[5]1532130.48(2)S Collins (Lara)
8MINORITY (TAS)[5]14241NBTG Campbell (Peechelba)
9JAKE ROB [5]Res.1F863FSTDR Whybrow (Chiltern)
10ALLEN GRUNDY (NSW)[5]Res.13463FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)

Scenic Shot scored a sizzling 25.33 Shepparton heat win last week and he is drawn to get all the breaks again. I expect Blue Tartan will hold the early lead and that should allow him to get a nice sit early and he will then run over the top in the final stages. Punk Pirate is in rare form and he is the obvious danger. He has won here previously in a solid 30.34 and he is capable of going much quicker, my only concern is that he can miss the kick at times. Midnight Maid has on had the tow starts in Victoria but she is an improving type and she may go around at big over’s.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Scenic Shot

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

Trifecta: 2,6/2,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,6/2,3,5,6/2,3,4,5,6,7 ($24 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:38 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

1WHATTA JOKE [5]5223530.11(5)D Dean (Nyora)
2DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]1F23430.33(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
3TWEAK [5]3651229.90(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
4SKY FIGHTER (NSW)[5]3233130.04(4)I Dann (Whitelaw)
5DYNA YENITE (NSW)[5]7312330.17(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6GAUDI [5]23187NBTD Brennan (Ross Creek)
7FRANK FURTER [5]4814730.14(1)C Schlensog (Anakie)
8ZIPPING SNOOPY (NSW)[5]4711530.11(2)P Dapiran (Northwood)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Zipping Snoopy looks perfectly placed in the pink draw tonight and with a heap of early speed drawn in underneath him, he should get a nice cart across in the early stages. He has a good record here and he recently beat a smart field when scoring a handy 29.68 Sandown Park win. Dyna Yenite should set a cracking pace and he tends to do his best racing over this track and trip. Dello Bale is the class factor but he can slow to begin at times and he may get shuffled back in the early stages. Tweak rounds out the winning hopes, he is a little hit or miss early but he has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Zipping Snoopy

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Le Pine Funerals8:57 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA MOSS [5]1685730.13(7)J Britton (Anakie)
2ELITE DEVIL (QLD)[4]1433630.17(4)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
3SWEET DIVA [4]1826630.38(5)M Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]5843130.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5WHAT FOR (NSW)[5]4436FNBTD Fisher (Lara)
6LEKTRA LETHAL [4]3421530.41(2)D Fisher (Lara)
7ALLEN DEED (NSW)[4]2151229.85(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BILLY HIGGS [4]1776629.94(5)D Fisher (Lara)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Allen Deed is one of the most in form chasers currently in training and he looks ideally placed in a wide draw. He has won four of ten over this track and trip and he has a sizzling 29.85 PB and he is capable of going much quicker than that at present. Mepunga Moss is much better than her recent form reads and she does her best racing from this draw. If she can ping the lids tonight she should give Allen Deed something to catch. Lektra Lethal was a strong 30.41 winner here two runs back and he can sneak into the minor money tonight, whilst Dyna Nico returned to form here last week and she has enough speed to settle in the top two.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Deed

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport9:22 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

1BUSTINO [5]65263FSTDG Sneyders (Nilma North)
2SMART MAXWELL [5]43122NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
3ECHELONIC ACTION [4]6521134.52(3)R Camilleri (Lara)
4DESTINI GOLD [5]6653734.67(5)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
5OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]5538734.63(1)R Britton (Lara)
6DESTINI DUCATI [5]2173835.23(7)J Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
7GROOVE GIRL [5]71213NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
8DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]84868NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)

Echelonic Action is aiming for a hat trick of wins and if he can avoid early trouble he should accomplish the feat. In his past two performances he has unleashed a powerful finishing burst and he appears to be back to his brilliant best. Smart Maxwell has set the pace in Echelonic Actions past two wins and he should set the pace again, obviously the last 50m is a worry again but if there is some shuffling behind him he may just steal the prize. Dynamic Punch could be the value, he is much better than his form reads and he should get plenty of room to muster speed from the pink draw.

Top Four: 3 – 2 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 2,3,8/2,3,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats (gobis)9:42 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $11,340 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER FOZZ [3]6185130.44(3)B Fothergill (Numurkah)
2SISCO GOOD [4]4655130.11(5)R Galea (Brookfield)
3NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [3]1511329.83(2)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
4OLLIE BALE (NSW)[3]2725129.84(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]4223329.74(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
6CAMPASPE WILL [2]5311629.72(8)N Walls (Melton)
7MARCUS JOE [1]7221529.66(3)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
8TOP SECRET [4]1112330.11(2)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)

Marcus Joe has won seven of 16 here and he should make a big impact again tonight. He is normally a very reliable beginner and if he reproduces his recent 29.46 winning effort at Sandown Park he will prove extremely hard to hold out. Nockabout Aussie is an enormous talent and if the gaps open for him mid race he will be charging over the top of them late in the race. Buckle Up Mason is super consistent and with a clean getaway he should be in a prominent position throughout. Campaspe Will is going to be well supported but he is going to need a lot of luck from the poor draw.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Marcus Joe

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Sky Racing10:05 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

1WHITE HEART [5]85741FSHD Pell (Toolleen)
2ZIPPING SPIKE (NSW)[5]31611FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3FUZZY BUZZY [5]36572NBTN Perkins (Romsey)
4AMLIN GIRL [5]4173634.73(2)A Terry (Cranbourne South)
5NODDY HOLDER (NSW)[5]54144NBTS Dervish (Stanhope)
6PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]12765FSHJ Hunt (Avalon)
7BLACK KADEN [5]85652NBTP Kelly (Longwarry North)
8MATLIN’S TORNADO [5]55451FSHP Repici (Hampton Park)

Zipping Spike is an exciting prospect and he recently powered to the line when scoring at Sandown Park in 34.26. In his past two wins he has shown enough early speed to suggest that he can settle in the top three tonight and he will then prove too strong. White Heart has a heap of talent but is very inconsistent, from the good draw he should get every chance to show his best form tonight. Penance Allen has the class edge and she should improve on her luckless efforts of late, whilst Black Kaden could run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 1,2,6/1,2,6,7/1,2,3,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Tabrewards.com.au10:25 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

1AWESOME FEAR [5]7121530.50(4)G Moss (Craigieburn)
2VIRAL BALE (NSW)[5]6258430.77(3)S Collins (Lara)
3MY TURANZA [5]27553NBTD Fisher (Lara)
4POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]4174130.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
5RUN ANGEL RUN (NSW)[5]1714F30.12(5)P Bartolo (Little River)
6RAPID INCLINE [5]14137NBTR Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7TEKKI MINX [5]11416NBTD Crawford (Pearcedale)
8SANTA’S SPECIAL (NSW)[5]67124FSHE Lloyd (Anakie)
9POCKET KINGS [5]Res.2871NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
10SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Santa’s Special is ideally drawn in the pink and she should run a bottler at nice odds. Three starts ago she beat a quality line-up when recording a speedy 25.88 Geelong win and a similar effort tonight would see her get the cash. Run Angel Run has won three of five here with a 30.12 PB, with a clean getaway she should be a major player for most of the journey. Viral Bale has experienced no luck at all of late and he is much better than his recent form reads.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Santa’s Special

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Topcat Video10:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BREMER [5]12374NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2MOONHAZE (WA)[5]34623NBTD Fisher (Lara)
3ELITE FAZE [5]63121NBTE Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]2474330.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5FEIKUAI MOLLY [5]84243NBTP Tabone (Nambrok)
6MUMMA HOOK [5]65331FSHR Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
7HEKATE BELLE [5]11156NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8RADINKA BALE (NSW)[5]5224230.31(6)S Collins (Lara)
9SONIC DASH [5]Res.5415NBTA Langton (Anakie)
10LIONESS LULU [5]Res.15664NBTC Hayes (Mill Park)

Hekate Belle scored three brilliant provincial wins in August and if she can reproduce that form she will take a power of beating, she has been placed in two of her three tries here and she can show a great turn of speed soon after box rise. Bremer has the good draw and he was an impressive 30.28 Cranbourne winner from this draw in August. Radinka Bale will settle on the speed and she is rarely far away in her races.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hekate Belle

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 – 11:00PM

Fabio has recorded three consecutive wins of late and on each occasion he has dominated from the outset. I expect that he will find the early lead again and he should be running around the 30 flat mark on the bunny. Dyna Lemmy is drawn to get the gun run and he is a highly talented type when he is on song. Conquer Fear is racing well at present and with a clear run in the first 50m he should be thereabouts.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

2014 Group Three Chairman’s Cup Preview

Wentworth Park will be the stage for the clash of Australia’s staying Queens on Saturday evening when Xylia Allen and Sweet It Is go toe-to-toe in the Group Three Chairman’s Cup.

It will be the 30th running of the race and promises to be one of the best yet.

The $25,000-to-the winner event also features the promising Zipping Maggie as well as multiple Group winner Dyna Willow and should provide a great spectacle for all those on hand at the Glebe circuit.

Will it be the front-running Xylia Allen who carts the field home? Or will the exciting fast finisher Sweet It Is mow the field down on her way to victory?

The Chairman’s Cup is Race Eight on the card and is scheduled to jump at 9:57pm.

Here is a detailed look at all the runners with comments from connections;

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Bailey Rose
Trainer
Eddie Lieshout
Owner
The Golden Paw
Prizemoney
$15,686
Last 10 Starts
6435161223
30 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble - Spanky
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $922 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 5 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
Eddie Lieshout (Trainer): “What can you really say about the race? She is racing against two of the best stayers in the world. You might say I’d be better off buying a TattsLotto ticket than hoping to win but, really, I’ll be over the moon if she runs a place. We know she is always going to give us 101%, I’m just glad she got box one, luck’s a fortune.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.33 16.33 16.33
Box 2
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
My Asuncion
Trainer
Adele Powell
Owner
Adele Powell
Prizemoney
$39,010
Last 10 Starts
4323236184
50 Months Black Bitch by Bit Chili - Just Friends
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $500 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 8 17 20
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
10% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 1 6 5
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 0 5
ARG Comments: A veteran bitch who has raced over this trip 24 times for just one win. She is a dour type who will keep on coming but is up against some very good ones here and is likely to find them too hot.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 42.99 16.16 16.95
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$48,225
Last 10 Starts
1828511121
27 Months Dark Brindle Bitch by Turanza Bale - Natalie Rass
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,411 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 10 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comments: Made a nice debut at the track in her upset heat win. She could find the front early and give them something to catch. She looks the best chance outside of the two favourites.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.00 42.00 16.29 16.29
Box 4
Race Odds
$2.80
Heat Replay
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bear’s
Prizemoney
$425,310
Last 10 Starts
1212211212
33 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo - Off Springer
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $11,495 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 11 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer): “We just hope she can get a good go at them. It is a bad box in a tough race. If she wins, she wins, if she doesn’t well it is not going to change anything I do with her. She is exciting.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.78 42.15 16.62 16.68
Box 5
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
Xylia Allen
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$731,920
Last 10 Starts
1111411211
41 Months Black Bitch by Turanza Bale - Tayah Bale
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $9,384 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 40 11 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
51% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 1 2
ARG Comments: Champion bitch who has found her early speed again. Clocked a sizzling 41.79 last week and is capable of going even faster. If she finds the front early it could be curtains. She is the one to beat.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.53 41.76 15.84 15.98
Box 6
Race Odds
$18.00
Heat Replay
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Bethany Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$38,070
Last 10 Starts
1333173414
31 Months Red Fawn Dog by Mantra Lad - Cho Chang
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,464 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 9 2 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Snuck into the final with a fourth after coming from well back in the field. He will need to begin better to be a winning hope but place chances look more likely.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.41 16.51 16.51
Box 7
Race Odds
$N/A
Heat Replay
Liara Allen – SCRATCHED
Trainer
N/A
Owner
N/A
Prizemoney
$N/A
Last 10 Starts
N/A
N/A N/A N/A by N/A - N/A
Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating $N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
N/A% N/A%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comments: SCRATCHED
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Gold Affair Two
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Martin Hanke
Prizemoney
$126,720
Last 10 Starts
1476642622
53 Months Black Bitch by Texas Gold - Olgers Affair
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,254 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
101 21 17 18
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 4 2 1
Rob Britton (Trainer): “It is a big ask for her but I’m hoping that she can lead. If she can do that then she is a chance. She is going as well as ever but she is going to keep coming up against these good dogs. Realistically a place chance looks to be more of a hope for her.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.14 16.04 16.04
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$253,670
Last 10 Starts
1142228765
38 Months Red Brindle Bitch by Collision - Horizon Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,786 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
53 19 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative): “She is lucky she was a reserve. She is not racing with a lot of confidence, I think she just needs a run where she is left alone for the first hundred metres so she can do what we know she can. She is jumping out of her skin this week so I’m just hoping for that little bit of luck.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.69 42.53 16.14 16.69
2nd Res
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Queen Marina
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$31,325
Last 10 Starts
2636211835
36 Months Black Bitch by Lochinvar Marlow - Fascinate Marina
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $627 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 7 8 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
14% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 2 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG Comments: Moderately performed bitch who qualified for the National Distance Final. She will need to improve on her best to be any chance of figuring in the placings should she gain a start.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 43.00 16.18 16.64

 

Zipping Maggie (3) could well find the front early but is likely to be stalked by Xylia Allen (5).

If Xylia Allen can find the front easily enough then they are going to have to be very good to catch her.

Sweet It Is (4) will be in the back half of the field early but look for her to really unwind as they pass the 720 metre boxes in the run home. She will be the main danger to any front runner, she has a giant motor.

Dyna Willow (7) has the ability but will need a clean start and will also want to recapture her best form to be a winning chance.

Lieshout And Bailey Rose Tackle The Big Guns

When Drouin West trainer Eddie Lieshout rugs up his 30-month-old bitch Bailey Rose for Saturday night’s Group Three Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park, he may not be oozing confidence or be overly high on expectation. One thing that he will be exuding is pride.

Lieshout’s lightly raced conveyance will be stepping out for just her 18th career start and only her fifth attempt at the “half-mile” trip and the diminutive 24kg black bitch continues to impress the seasoned mentor.

“She has only had three or four goes over the 700 and she just keeps on improving,” Lieshout told ARG.

“She surprised me again last week in her heat, she got flattened not long after the start and just kept coming and kept trying. Once she found her feet, no one made any ground on her.”

The very fact that Bailey Rose is even in the Group Three final is a story in itself.

“The owner lives up in Sydney and he had asked me if I would ever bring her up that way so he could see her race,” Lieshout explained.

“I thought why not. When I seen the fields I thought bloody hell, I thought I was going to be in a fifth grade heat and final, but I said there is no way that I am going to scratch her, now she is a Group Three finalist!”

The heat in question saw the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Spanky (Bit Chili – Good Signing) finish third to Australia’s greatest ever prize-money earner, Xylia Allen. It was quite a baptism of fire for a greyhound that had rarely raced any higher than fifth grade company prior to that.

“She had never been to the track, never been that far from home, never raced in that sort of class.”

“We drove straight up, raced and drove straight home, it’s about an 11 hour drive. I had a good co-pilot to help me out so it wasn’t too bad.”

“She just lays down in the back of the car. She is a true professional, nothing worries her at all, she just goes about her business.”

It is that nature, coupled with a tireless work ethic that has endeared Bailey Rose to Lieshout.

“She is a very honest dog, in fact she is the most honest I have had in 40 years. I’d much prefer to have a greyhound who tries as hard as her than these ones that run a track record one week and then do nothing the next.”

“When she broke in, some other trainers didn’t want her because she was too slow. The owner asked me if I would take her, I said send her up. I certainly didn’t think she was going to be this good.”

When it comes to Saturday night’s $25,000 to-the-winner race, Lieshout is not expecting a miracle, he is just content in the knowledge that he has a dog that he knows will give her best.

“What can you really say about the race? She is racing against two of the best stayers in the world. You might say I’d be better off buying a TattsLotto ticket than hoping to win but, really, I’ll be over the moon if she runs a place. We know she is always going to give us 101%, I’m just glad she got box one, luck’s a fortune.”

The Chairman’s Cup Final is the eighth race on the Wentworth Park card on Saturday night and is scheduled to jump at 9:57pm.

Brooke And Jamie Ennis Set For A Double Delight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Background To The Chairman’s Cup

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

Inaugural running

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

Distances

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

When Is The Race Run

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

Biggest Winning Margins

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

Closest Winning Margins

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

Most Successful Trainer/s

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

Only Dual Winner/s

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

Only Reserve/s To Win

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

Dual Finalists

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

Some Beaten Stars

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

Notes

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

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

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

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

Chairman’s Cup (G3)

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

2014 Group One Megastar Final Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greyhound Tips And Betting Preview September 12th 2014

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

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Waymore Blues

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

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Phil Mieski

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

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

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

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Stilton Blue

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

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

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

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Joe’s Chance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Final field in Box Draw order is:

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

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

Oakvale Destiny Wins The Group Three SA Oaks

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

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

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

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

Full Results

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

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

Quartz Bale Salutes In Spring Maiden Classic At Cannington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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