The lightly raced Enry Walt ($16.20 on SuperTAB) upstaged his more fancied rivals in a devastating display to win the Macro Meats Group 1 Silver Chief in a Best of Night 29.84 over the 525 metres at The Meadows on Saturday night.
The son of Primo Uno and Awesome Saint burnt off his speedy rivals on the first turn, recording a quick split of 5.10 before flying to the second section in a breathtaking 17.64.
From there, the race was over, with the 38-kilogram chaser cruising to an easy six and quarter length win over Zenith ($5.70), giving the Ennis family a black-type quinella and a handy $65,000 in prizemoney. The locally trained Kilrush ($6.80), who was vying for the early lead, finished third, while favourite Sheoak Ian (box one) finished fourth.
Continue reading Ennis Family Quinella 2010 Silver Chief Final
for Wednesday 2nd December 2009 with tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), The Gardens (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland) and Cannington (West Australia).
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Very exciting night of racing coming at us from Ballarat with 7 heats of the Group 2 PetStock Ballarat Cup with the usual line of suspects fronting up for what is one of the premier country cups in the country. From The Gardens we should be in for a real treat with an elite lineup of stayers facing the starter in the Group 3 Newcastle Cup. The lineup includes Australia’s current top ranked stayer Amity Bale as well as her last start conqueror Drill ‘Em.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Wednesday 2nd December 2009
At Sandown tonight both the two highest ranked greyhounds secured their passports to Perth for the Group 1 $50,000 to the winner National Distance Final.
With the shock scratching of Mantra Lad from the final despite the fact he only had to start to be assured of a final berth in Perth, Vintage Octane then became the highest ranked greyhound who didn’t have to win tonight head to Perth.
Despite that fact, Vintage Octane who was incredibly dissappointing last week, somehow found more than six lenghts in the run and an incredible four lengths just in the last section to win the Victorian National Distance Championship and hold off Jarvis Bale who bloused past him last week in the heats.
Continue reading Vintage Octane And Jarvis Bale Secure Nationals Berths
Dashing Corsair has tonight used all his strength and the rails draw to set up a thrilling set of circumstances to the 2009 National Sprint Championship Final.
In the shadows of the post and after almost “duffing” a passing move on leader High Earner, Dashing Corsair tonight claimed the Queensland National Sprint Championship in a race that became a race in two after box rise.
As expected High Earner stepped only moderately but quickly accelerated across the field to the lead through the first corner and began to open up and gap the field.
Continue reading High Earner Now Relying On High Hopes
Just like Mantra Lad did on Thursday night at Sandown in the Victorian National Distance Championship Heats, Velocette must have had a sense of occassion tonight and stepped from the boxes when it mattered to book his ticket to Perth for the National Sprint Championship final.
With Fedex a surprise late scratching from his box one appointment in the fifth heat of the Victorian National Sprint Championship, that left the Ron McCullagh and Graeme Bate trained Velocette in the enviable position of being the highest ranked greyhound left in the National Sprint Championship nominations. Velocette just needed to convert that rank to a Victorian National Sprint Championship finals berth, to gather the AGRA priority rank seeding straight to the Group 1 National Sprint Championship final at Cannington in Perth.
As it stands, Like Mantra Lad in the National Distance Championship, Velocette can either win his way through to Perth for the big final; or if he is beaten in the Victorian National Sprint Championship final, he will still go to the $50,000 to the winner National Sprint Championship final as the highest ranked AGRA ranked greyhound securing the eighth finalist position.
Continue reading Velocette Steps When It Matters Straight In To Finals
Welcome toâ€™s for Saturday 15th August 2009 with tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
Another nice small profit last night from just the 5finding 3 winners and a second, the best of those the maiden final winner at Richmond who paid over $2.60 at and $2.80 at . Importantly though we deliberately did not include Silent Guardian at Geelong in our selections as we saw him a risk, and punters money went to the wall there with him getting beaten as a long odds on favourite. Sometimes its as much about what we don’t say, as what we do.
Good night of racing heading our way tonight with heats of the Victorian National Sprint Championship at The Meadows and both heats series of the New South Wales National Distance Championship and New South Wales National Sprint Championship at Wentworth Park.
Continue reading Greyhound Racing Tips For Saturday 15th August 2009
For the seventh straight month, the now retired El Galo has again claimed the top of the AGRA GroupRankings to the end of July 2009; but all the talk will be of the effect the rankings will have on the upcoming National Championships, especially the National Distance Championships as an unproven stayer looks likely to gain a national final berth through the rankings.
For the first time the Australian Greyhound Rankings, take on extra meaning this month, now that changes to the National Sprint and Distance Championships format come in to effect.
The new changes that effect both the National Sprint and Distance Championships Finals, will see only one runner each qualify from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, West Australia and Queensland for their respective finals. The home state will retain the right to start two runners in the final and the eighth spot will be filled by the highest ranked greyhound in the Australian greyhound rankings who contested the state heats but failed to qualify through to the national final from their state.
Continue reading July 2009 Greyhound Rankings Cloud National Championships
At the close of nominationsVictoria received a combined total of 73 nominations for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats and the Victorian National Distance Championship heats.
49 greyhounds were nominated for the Victorian National Sprint Championship heats to be held at The Meadows on Saturday 15th August 2009. Included amongst the nominees are recent group winners Trew Millions and Velocette, as well as high ranked greyhounds Fedex, Hanify’s Impact, Cindeen Shelby, Gardam Prince and Aston Trivett.
The Victorian National Distance Championship heats are to be held at Sandown Park on Thursday 13th August 2009 and they attracted 24 nominations including classy stayer Mantra Lad, as well as Vintage Octane and recent group winner Amity Bale.
Continue reading Seventy Three Nominations For Victorian National Champs
Southern sprinting sensation Velocette will take his shot at a fourth straight win in Brisbane in the Group One Garrardâ€™s Winter Carnival Cup Final this Thursday night.
The Graeme Bate-trained chaser has won his past three starts at Albion Park, including his heat and final win in the Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup where he collected a $25,000 winnerâ€™s cheque with a swift time of 29.90.
The Group One Garrardâ€™s Winter Carnival Cup is the curtain closer for the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival in Brisbane, and is worth $50,000 to the winner.
Continue reading Improved Velocette Aims For Back To Back Group Wins
Welcome toâ€™s free for Thursday 16th July 2009 with tonight from Sandown Park (Victoria), Grafton (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland), Angle Park (South Australia) and Mandurah (West Australia).
Tonightâ€™sfeatures the five heats of the Group 1 Garrards Winter Carnival Cup from Albion Park which is a fitting culmination to what has been the best Brisbane Winter Carnival in memory.
As usual weâ€™ll provide our betting
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Three of the four Group race winners from the 2009 Sky Channel Winter Carnival will join a barrage of top interstate talent this Thursday night at Albion Park for the heats of the Group One Garrards Winter Carnival Cup 520m.
Group One Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m) winner Queen Lauryn, Group Two Brandons Queensland Derby winner High Earner and last weekâ€™s Group Two Imagetec Gold Coast Cup winner Velocette will all be vying for a place in next weekâ€™s $74,000 final.
The Garrardâ€™s Winter Carnival Cup is the closing night of Brisbaneâ€™s Winter Carnival which features five group races and a series of feature races held from June to July.
Continue reading Winter Carnival Showdown In Group 1 Carnival Cup Heats
El Galo remains defiant atop the AGRA GroupRankings to the end of June 2009, despite not winning a group final in June..
Having claimed the top spot right from the outset in January courtesy of a Group 1 Adelaide Cup win, El Galo has managed to add enough points every month to persist in premier rank. In June El Galo only raced three times and onlw twice in group company, that being a heat and final of the Wangaratta Cup.
Those starts resulted in a Group 2 heat win and a < ahref="http://www.australianracinggreyhound.com/australian-greyhound-racing/group-listed-greyhound-racing/remo-rubik-upsets-el-galo-in-wangaratta-cup/14230" title="Remo Rubik Upsets El Galo In Wangaratta Cup" >narrow second to Remo Rubik in the Group 2 final. The 25 points was just enough to see El Galo stay ahead of Fedex, who depsite some indifferent form, has managed to hold second place ever since the first rankings for 2009 were released.
Continue reading El Galo Defiant At The Top Of June AGRA Rankings
AGRAâ€™s Greyhound of the Month for June 2009 is Queensland raced and trained sprint star High Earner.
The very talented young performer won his third Group final this year when he led all the way to win the Group 2 Queensland Derby at Albion Park. In 18 race starts, High Earner has now won more than $100,000 with wins also in the Group 3 Vince Curry Maiden at Ipswich and the Group 2 WA Derby final at Cannington.
After a lead up second to Surfin Silence High Earner won his heat of the Queensland Derby in a best of the night 30.09 defeating Trew Chase. He again showed his early speed and a fast middle section to record a best of the night 11.61.
Continue reading High Earner Named AGRA June Greyhound Of The Month
Australia’s newest superstar sprinter High Earner ($2.50) swept to his third Group victory in 18 starts when he won Thursday nightâ€™s Group 2 Qld Derby (520m) at Albion Park.
The son of Collision-Double Guess led throughout to win by three-quarters of a length over Fedex with a head to Dashing Corsair in third.
High Earner has now won 13 of his 20 race starts and been placed six times.
Continue reading High Earner Proves To Be Just That In Qld Derby