Ladies Steal The Show At Wentworth Park

It was well and truly ladies night at Wentworth Park this evening, with two female greyhounds taking out the finals of the NSW Sprint and Distance Championships, trained by two female trainers.

The NSW Distance final kicked off proceedings in race six, with last weeks fastest heat winner Dusty Moonshine, stepping out as the $1.60 favourite from box three. Queen Marina led the field past the post the firm time as expected and showed incredible strength to hold off Pumped Up Zarr and Miss Fiction, who filled the minor placings. Trainer Noelene Holloway continued her winning ways at headquarters, securing $12,000 for her efforts and booking a ticket to Perth to compete in the national final. Dusty Moonshine found trouble the entire way and finished in fourth spot.

A highly competitive NSW Sprint final saw an open market between runners, with Tommy Brislane made the $3.30 favourite over Chica Destacada at $3.60. The race was all over in a matter of seconds as Doreen Drynan’s outstanding chaser Chica Destacada pinged the lids from box three and led throughout in a flying time of 29.60. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Eluthra recorded her tenth win tonight and will be a genuine threat in the final at Cannington over 530m.

NSW National Distance Final Results:

1st – Queen Marina – Noelene Holloway ($12,000)
2nd – Pumped Up Zarr – Neil Staines ($3,000)
3rd – Miss Fiction – Ivan Hanna ($1,500)
4th – Dusty Moonshine – Denice Warren
5th – Cosmic Rosie – Gary Adams
6th – Cyclone Simone – Majella Ferguson
7th – Gotta Problem – Denice Warren
8th – My Asuncion – Adele Powell

Time: 42.29
1st Section: 16.18 (5)
2nd Section: 29.66 (5)
Run Home: 12.63 (5)

Margins: 3 ½ x ¾

NSW National Sprint Final Results:

1st – Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
2nd – Tommy Brislane – Steven White
3rd – Bessy Boo – Christine Proctor
4th – Miss Sueko – Justin King
5th – Silent Effective – Darren Sultana
6th – Asia’s Babe – Marie Burton
7th – Take It All – Doreen Drynan
8th – Queen Esther – Noelene Holloway

Time: 29.60
1st Section: 5.33 (3)
2nd Section: 17.88 (3)
Run Home: 11.72 (3)

Margins: 2 ½ x ½

Victorian Crackerjack Dak Off To Cannington For National Sprint Final

In a very open betting race, it was Crackerjack Dak (1) who emerged victorious in the final of the Victorian National Sprint at The Meadows on Saturday night.

The son of Mogambo and Lil’s Memory (Bombastic Shiraz – We Owe Heaps) was drawn to do well and he used the rails alley to his advantage to take the lead early and stay there.

Racing was tight in the first few strides as Cosmic Wise (3), Marcus Joe (5), Mepunga Armagh (6) and Buckle Up Mason (7) fought for the sit behind Crackerjack Dak. Cosmic Wise couldn’t sustain the early pace and was back in the field before the post the first time and this allowed Marcus Joe the run across to the rail. Mepunga Armagh slotted into third. Buckle Up Mason couldn’t overcome being posted wide and had to settle for fourth.

Crackerjack Dak was going well out front with the race on for second and third between Mepunga Armagh and Marcus Joe. As the greyhounds crossed the line, Crackerjak Dak had a margin of one and three quarter lengths over Marcus Joe with Mepunga Armagh a head away in third. The winning time was 30.05.

Crackerjak Dak has now won 17 from 40 and he will head across to Cannington with trainer Andrea Dailly to represent Victoria in the National Sprint final. While Victoria has taken out the National Sprint title on a number of occasions, it is yet to succeed in doing so at Cannington.

Crackerjak Dak’s win followed on from litter sister Maximum Lil earlier in the night and ended a good week for sire Mogambo (Where’s Pedro and Zarbo), who has qualified two runners in the National Sprint as his son Wild Soul took out the South Australian title on Thursday night.

The Meadows Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 9th 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. With the Victorian National finals tonight it’s a great time to load up and watch Victoria’s best in action!

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,5,6 – Leg 2: 1 – Leg 3: 3 – Leg 4: 1,2,4,5,8 – $20 for 100%

Best Bet: The well bred Maximum Lil will be the focus of our $700 Sportingbet free bet tonight.
Race 2: Maximum Lil

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Sprite Lee

 

Race No. 1Seany’s Last Run Final7:13 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

1ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[5]6126130.18(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
2ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[5]86362NBTS Collins (Lara)
3MR. PATONG [5]3531630.52(8)S Ralph (Tooradin)
4ENNIS BALE (NSW)[5]4151230.11(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
5ALLEN WARLOCK (NSW)[5]2743130.59(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
6JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[5]1281430.82(1)S Collins (Lara)
7DYNA RAPIDASH (NSW)[5]1811230.27(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
8DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]4413130.45(3)J Hunt (Avalon)

Erza Allen is an exciting talent and she returned to form with a brilliant 30.18 heat win here last week. In her heat she showed tremendous early speed and if she can reproduce similar sections she should have no trouble leading throughout. Her heat time was pretty handy but I think under the right conditions she can go much faster and a sub 30 second run is on the cards.

Ennis Bale is a super consistent chaser and he has been placed in seven of eight tries over this journey with three of those efforts being wins. He has slow beginners drawn either side tonight and he should get a clear run early. He also has the ability to lead or come from behind in his races. Dyna Synch is a highly promising type and he appears to be getting better with every run. He will get back in the early stages but he has great track sense and he only needs an ounce of luck to feature.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Bayford Epping Classic7:37 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

1DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]34814NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]6555534.63(1)R Britton (Lara)
3MAXIMUM LIL [5]55152FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
4EMA’S PRINCESS (NSW)[5]5218834.65(6)R Britton (Lara)
5RECKLESS CHARM [5]55247NBTB Pulis (Moe South)
6LADY TOY [5]21123NBTN Gost (Little River)
7ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]1516334.92(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
8GREYWINDS BUTCH (NSW)[5]F567334.42(3)T Womann (Lara)

Maximum Lil took a while to find her form when she resumed from a spell, however she showed she was back to her brilliant best when placed behind Astronomic here last week. She is a very reliable beginner and although she has a flat spot mid race she hits the line quite strongly and has given every indication that the 600m trip will suit. She really should get a cheap lead and she may prove too zippy for these.

Dyna Orion powered to the line when scoring at Cranbourne recently in 30.54 and from the red draw he should get every chance. He hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in his three tries over this trip previously but he should be able to settle a lot closer to the speed and he will make an impact on the scoreboard. Lady Toy will get a long way back in the early stages but she will run all day and I would expect her to run home into third or fourth spot.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Maximum Lil

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

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,6/1,3,6/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Le Pine Funerals Ht18:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZELL BALE (NSW)[5]6467629.99(3)S Collins (Lara)
2WAYMORE’S BLUES [5]1554630.32(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3WAR ROOM [5]24141FSHA Pringle (Yetholme)
10KARISE’S VOICE [5]Res.6756630.34(1)J Galea (Brookfield)
5FLYING TWIST [5]7776630.11(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6KALDEN KAPONE (WA)[5]14882FSHR Drew (Dennington)
7MEPUNGA MOSS [5]2124430.34(5)J Britton (Anakie)
9HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]Res.7455230.96(3)C Burton (Euroa)

Mepunga Moss is a lid pinger and she tends to like racing over this track and trip. She did a lot of racing early in her career here and she won three of her first five tries here. Her PB 30.34 isn’t too flashy but she is a much faster chaser this time around and she should be able to go sub 30 seconds nowadays.

War Room comes here with very strong NSW form and if he can handle the track at his first look he should make a big impact. He showed smart early speed in his slick 30.02 Bathurst win and that type of effort would see him play a part. Waymore’s Blues hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in his most recent efforts and if he can get a clear run early he should give a great sight. Zell Bale is back in form but he is better suited to a wider draw.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Moss

Exacta: 2,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 4Le Pine Funerals Ht28:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VIRAL BALE (NSW)[5]5133630.77(3)S Collins (Lara)
2PRINCESS PASS [5]6622530.67(7)J Sharp (Lara)
3SAPPORO (NZ)[5]2558329.82(4)T Womann (Lara)
4RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]1371130.05(1)M Fearnley (Yinnar)
5BLURRED LINES [5]4317730.13(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
6ALLEN KESSEL (NSW)[5]1262130.43(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7BLINDER [5]3783330.40(4)R Britton (Lara)
8DYNA FULCRUM (NSW)[5]2533330.13(3)J Hunt (Avalon)

Blinder had been a little disappointing, however she showed signs she is almost back to her best when placed at Geelong last time over 520m. She normally does her best racing when on the bunny but after a steady beginning she balanced up in third spot and stayed in touch with the top two in the run to the line. Tonight I am anticipating that she will get across early and she may just steal the prize.

Ruff Cut Diamond ran the hands off the clock at Sandown last time when posting a blistering 29.26 win and that form is hard to ignore. The only knock on her tonight is that she is drawn poorly in the middle and with some pace drawn on her outside she can’t afford to make too many mistakes early. Dyna Fulcrum rarely runs a bad race here and he should get a nice cart across in the early stages. He struggles to win these days but he is always a chance to run a drum.

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Blinder

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

Trifecta: 7/4,5,8/1,3,4,5,8 ($12 for 100%)

Quinella: 7 to rove with 4,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:40 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING JOE (NSW)[4]3316343.00(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2SIR GAZZA [4]5354143.53(1)R Britton (Lara)
3MIMICKING (NSW)[5]3862242.76(1)R Britton (Lara)
4BIG KAT [5]14162NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)
5GOLD AFFAIR TWO [4]1476642.70(7)R Britton (Lara)
6BEKS [4]4143143.15(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
7PARIS SPARKS [5]4866843.22(1)D Pulis (Moe South)
8LITTLE RED (NSW)[5]61517NBTR Britton (Lara)

Very open event and I think I have found some value with Gold Affair Two. Her form at present doesn’t look too attractive but she has been racing against the likes of Xylia Allen and Dyna Perseus in recent times. She doesn’t meet anything near that type of calibre tonight and I think she should be able to get a cheap lead and now that she has had five runs since a spell she should strip much fitter.

Beks turned in a monster performance to score here last week in 43.15 and if he gets an ounce of luck in running he should be in the finish again. He has shown much better track sense in recent efforts and I think he should continue to improve in the coming months. Zipping Joe has the good draw and he beat gun stayer Dyna Willow here three runs back, he is likely to start a short priced favourite tonight and I think he can win but I wouldn’t be willing to take odds on about him.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gold Affair Two

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Macro Meats8:58 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AWESOME PROJECT (NSW)[4]1421729.92(5)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2SPRING LEAF (NSW)[3]1836430.01(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
3HOT WHIRL [4]5243F29.99(6)J Sharp (Lara)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]4211430.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CRACKERJACK ROSE [4]4135230.31(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6WOODNEAR (SA)[3]2236230.11(5)V Cotton (Elaine)
7CLONE YOUR OWN (NZ)[4]3714730.07(8)R Britton (Lara)
8CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]2311230.34(3)K King (Langwarrin)

Awesome Project has been racing in super form of late and it’s hard to see him being beaten in this event. From the red draw he should be able to fire through and lead at the first bend and from there on I would expect him to put a space in them. He has a PB here of 29.92 but I think if he can lead tonight a sub 29.80 run could be on the cards.

Crackerjack Rose turned in a great performance two runs back when placed behind Eliza Blanche at Cranbourne and a similar effort tonight should see her fill the quinella spot. She has won two of four over this trip and in two of those efforts she has gone 5.05 or faster to the first marker, that type of effort would see her just about lead tonight. Clone Your Own has a favourable wide draw and if he can get away on terms he should be in the finish, whilst Spring Leaf loves racing here and she has the ability to cause a boil over.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 7 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Quinella: 1 to rove with 5 & 7 ($2 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport (gobis)9:20 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $12,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TWEAK [4]4335334.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
2WILL HE BOLT (NSW)[5]7281535.09(6)F Tasca (Greenvale)
3MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[4]2151134.41(6)B Ennis (Lara)
4RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]4641134.48(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6SMART MAXWELL [5]68324NBTL Jones (Woodend)
7DYNA KAYLA (NSW)[3]4111434.24(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BAZZA’S GIFT [4]6431834.70(2)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)

Looks to be a very skinny quaddie tonight as we get see the explosive My Bro Fabio strut his stuff in this event. In recent weeks at Sandown he has turned in two breathtaking performances when winning over the 595m journey. Both times he has been steady to begin but he has worked his way through the field and powered to the line when scoring in 33.94 and 34.01 respectively, with an ounce of luck early he should get the prize quite easily.

Dyna Kayla looks the obvious and only danger, she is unbeaten over this trip and she has a very slick 34.24 PB. If she can ping the lids and find the early lead she will definitely make the favourite work hard for victory. Rumero Reason has won three of seven here and he is aiming for a hat trick of wins, I don’t think he can win tonight but he can run home into a place.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Agra National Sprint Champs Vic Final9:42 PM (VIC time)
S/E Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $17,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CRACKERJACK DAK [5]2818229.94(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
2CRAWF’S BREAD [1]1113130.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
3COSMIC WISE (WA)[4]2471229.94(2)J Britton (Anakie)
4DREAM IT [1]1632129.84(1)B Ennis (Lara)
5MARCUS JOE [1]3117229.66(3)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
6MEPUNGA ARMAGH [3]8135129.86(8)J Britton (Anakie)
7BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]6215129.74(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
8NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [3]5261129.83(2)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)

Marcus Joe has a fabulous record over this journey and he was desperately unlucky in his heat last week. Once again he hasn’t been treated well with the box draw but he has enough natural early speed to avoid trouble as they charge for the first bend. It’s a very open race but at around the $4 fixed mark I think he is as good a chance as any and is nice over’s.

Crackerjack Dak has the favourable draw and he too loves racing at this track. From the red I would expect him to punch through at the first bend and hold the lead or at worst be sitting second as they head to the back straight. Dream It scored a blistering 29.84 heat win and he is always a chance in these type of events, the only knock on him is that he doesn’t like to be crowded and he can be slow to begin at times. Nockabout Aussie is a freakish talent and if he gets the right breaks he has the ability to cause a boil over.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Marcus Joe and Nockabout Aussie

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,5,8 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Le Pine Funerals Ht310:05 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RALPHY CINEL (NSW)[5]1321230.58(6)J Borg (Maryborough)
2SISCO GOOD [5]4353230.11(5)R Galea (Brookfield)
3FEARSOME MINT (NSW)[5]12836NBTM Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA ALCHEMIST (NSW)[5]23625NBTS Collins (Lara)
5MAD STAR [5]2322130.29(1)N Ryan (Devon Meadows)
6LADY GOLDENPAW [5]3465430.24(5)R Britton (Lara)
7SERCO BALE (NSW)[5]41417FSHT Womann (Lara)
8OAKVALE DESTINY (SA)[5]13611NBTJ Britton (Anakie)

I’m a big fan of Dyna Alchemist and although he has drawn poorly again I think he can get the job done. He has been desperately unlucky in his past four runs here but in those runs he has still managed to post two smart placings. His box manners aren’t great but he musters speed at a great rate and he should be in the top three as they negotiate the first turn.

Clearly Oakvale Destiny is the main danger and likely favourite, she has scored dominant wins at Cranbourne and Geelong in recent weeks and provided she can cross early she will make her presence felt. Lady Goldenpaw could be the surprise packet, he form of late has been poor but she is a reliable beginner and if she can land on the bunny she should be able to regain some much needed confidence. Ralphy Cinel has the good draw and if he doesn’t get shuffled back early he shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Dyna Alchemist and Lady Goldenpaw

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

Trifecta: 4,6,8/1,4,6,8/1,2,4,6,8 ($27 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Bendigo To The Meadows Final10:25 PM (VIC time)
S/E Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HOLD ON WINCUP [5]52272FSHD Mowat (Tuerong)
2KRAKEN SOUPY [5]51111FSHK Eyles (Murchison)
3SHOT TO BITS [5]441P2NBTP Ryder (Corio)
4AL MORAN [4]2623130.10(8)A Armstrong (Huntly)
5RECKLESS BROWN [5]6143130.43(5)R Clark (Toolleen)
6ESPECIALLY [3]1322130.06(3)R Clark (Toolleen)
7SWEET SHADOW [4]F462230.17(1)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
8NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[5]3867130.00(5)D Brown (Lara)

Shot To Bits is an enormous talent and he appears to be learning how to race, three starts ago he turned in a monster effort to score at Albion Park and then after a couple of months off he turned in a strong performance to be placed in his heat at Bendigo. He should have derived a lot of benefit from his first up effort and I think he can get a perfect sit behind the early leaders tonight. He will need a few things to go his way but if he gets some clear galloping room his opposition better look out.

Hold On Wincup has been racing in consistent style and he is drawn to probably hold the early lead. He makes his Meadows debut but he has posted some smart placings at Sandown Park in recent months. Reckless Brown is another front runner and if he happens to cross he may find himself with a big lead as they head off the back straight, whilst National Time should get plenty of room early from the pink draw and he is all class on his night.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Shot To Bits and Hold On Wincup

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 11Le Pine Funerals Ht410:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]2232430.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
2NONE OF THEM (NSW)[5]75167FSHR Britton (Lara)
3PUNCH IT [5]1538830.28(4)J Collins (Lara)
4YOUNG HAWKE [5]46752NBTC Bahen (Yuroke)
5OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[5]83323FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
6KIRKY COURTZ [5]3452430.41(1)J Sharp (Lara)
7DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]2174130.33(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
8MY KINDA MUSIC (NSW)[5]31826FSHA Pringle (Yetholme)

Very tough race but I’ve decided to go with the early speed of My Kinda Music. She has been disappointing in two of her past three runs but tonight she has two very slow beginners drawn underneath her and she should get enough room early to muster speed and burn to the early lead. She has scored some blistering Wentworth Park wins in her brief career to date so if she leads the distance will not be a problem.

Dello Bale has loads of talent and he will be powering to the line, the only concern with him is that he is a keen railer and being a slow beginner who may have a few difficulties getting across. If he can find the fence without losing too much ground, all he needs is a few gaps to open and he will make a big impact. Oakvale Flyer will be well fancied and if she gets away cleanly she should be in the mix throughout.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/2,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,5,8/7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,5,8/Field/7 ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race 12 – 525M Grade 5 Heat – 11:00PM

Fort Allen loves racing at this track and he is armed with sizzling early speed. If he can get away cleanly tonight he should be able to find the early lead and with the class drop he should be able to hold on for victory. His last 50m is always a concern but this is the weakest race he has contested for quite some time.

Kiltah Magic is a highly promising speedster and she looked ultra impressive when scoring at Sandown Park in 29.53, I feel she is a better chaser from an inside draw but if she can get the right breaks early she may just find herself in the mix as they head to the back straight. Fratelli Fresh is racing well and she should be afforded a clear run early, whilst Sprite Lee has been very unlucky of late and she has the ability to cause an upset.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fort Allen

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

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

Wentworth Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 9th 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. With the NSW National finals tonight it’s a great time to load up and watch NSW’s best!

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,4,5,8 – Leg 2: 3 – Leg 3: 1,4,7,8 – Leg 4: 3,5 – $40 for 100%

Best Bet: Bet up at Sportingbet on the best bet with a $700 freebie.
Race 4: Shoulders

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Zola Icon

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY CHANCE111329.99Andrew Bayliss
2MAZZY STAR852330.12Ronald Bell
3BLACK KASPA233430.51John Callaughan
4SINGING SAMMY2311NBTRonald Bell
5LE BURGLAR332229.95Pauline Moran
6FLIP THE WEAPON626229.98Frank Hurst
7FEAR ZA OYSTER524230.39George Brown
8ALLMENDINGER117429.69Justin King

Allmendinger was desperately unlucky here last week and although he is drawn poorly out in the pink I think he should be able to make amends tonight. Three starts ago he recorded a blistering 29.69 win here and on that occasion he showed a tremendous turn of foot soon after box rise. If he can get away on terms tonight he should be able to burn them off after about 50m or so. He isn’t the most reliable beginner but I think he should get the breaks tonight.

Fancy Chance looks the obvious danger from the gun draw. He recently scored an all the way win here in 29.99 and he possesses great early speed. From the red he should be able to settle in the top two as they head for the back straight and he won’t be far away at the business end. Le Burglar is the interesting runner, he lacks genuine early speed but he has the ability to work his way through a field and after a string of placings he is bursting to break through.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Adopt A Greyhound Stakes7:48 PM
4/5 event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,325 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,110 2nd: $1,485 3rd: $730.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1IRINKA HOPE116741.99Raymond Smith
2TIFI FOR ME127542.58Chris O’brien
3JOANE115142.77Christine Proctor
4YELLOW FEVER323X42.45Ronald Bell
5HAYDEN HAIR158242.65Peter Quinton
6BILLY STYLE243342.62Troy Macdonald
7SNEAKY BONANZA122542.57Judith Fisher
8LUZAKA ICON542542.71Marien Sullivan

Irinka Hope has been a little disappointing in her past two starts but prior to that she looked super impressive when scoring here and in the process she broke the magical 42 second barrier. From the rails draw she should be able to hold the lead or at worst settle in the top three, this isn’t a very strong affair and with an ounce of luck in running she should get the cash.

Luzaka Icon has the ability to cause an upset at odds and she should be afforded a fair bit of luck in running from the favourable draw. She hasn’t been too far away in recent efforts and she appears to be running out the trip a lot better these days. Joane smashed a similar field here last week in 42.77 and a repeat of that effort would see her be in the mix again.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Aaa Radiator Specialists Sprinte…8:07 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LOOSE CONNECTION421430.17John Hughes
2MY BOY SNOOP341429.73Anthony Azzopardi
3HURRICANE MAYBE617530.10Brian Barton
4HAYDE AND JASE665530.28Peter Quinton
7LANI BANARNI661130.08Charlie Gatt
8AVONDALE CHARM717729.68Ronald Bell

Very open race but I’m going to give the edge to My Boy Snoop. He is hit or miss at box rise and at present his box manners are very poor but I’m willing to give him a chance tonight. Two starts ago he turned in an enormous effort to score at Sandown in 34.11 and he has previously won here in a sizzling 29.70. There isn’t a whole lot of speed drawn around him so he should get a relatively clear run early.

Oh So Striking is an exciting prospect and he recently gapped a handy field when scoring at Richmond in 30.52. The empty draw underneath is a big advantage and he should get plenty of room in the first 50m. Lani Banarni has returned to racing in fine style with two brilliant wins and if she can ping the lids again she will be in the mix for a long way. She has a good record here having won four of six but she will need to trim her steady 30.08 PB.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on My Boy Snoop

Trifecta: 2,6/2,6,7,8/1,2,6,7,8 ($18 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 2/6,7,8/1,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Aaa Radiator Specialists Sprinte…8:28 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TAUTOLOGY331529.95Steven White
2SUPERCELL633230.13Mary Wright
3VELVET FLAME281229.94Andrew Bayliss
4MINZA RED ONE262129.77Charlie Gatt
5PREMIER MOZZ311629.93Kristy Sultana
6SWAN’S MAVIS821229.92Dean Swain
7BIG GIRL GERALD341130.07Mark Bell

Shoulders returns to her home track after running second in the Group One Maturity Classic at The Meadows and he looks primed to return to the winners list. The pink draw can sometimes be a disadvantage but he has a few keen railers drawn underneath and that should allow him to get a nice cart across in the first 50m.

Swan’s Mavis has been pinging the lids of late and if she gets away again she should lead for a long way. She was beaten by a freakish type here last week and if Shoulders happens to find trouble she may just steal the prize. Tautology is likely to be well supported but I feel that he is drawn poorly in the red, he is going to need the breaks in the first 50m and I don’t think he will get it. Velvet Flame possesses early speed and she should also give a great sight.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/3,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,6,8/3,6,8/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Aaa Radiator Specialists Sprinte…8:47 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $6,670 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,650 2nd: $1,350 3rd: $670.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPANKY’S LEGACY254129.95Andrew Bayliss
2CREEPY COUPE112429.71Adam Wade
3JOSHUA BALE344130.49Margaret Bannerman
4HECTOR KAHN218229.88Dean Swain
5BOOMING BENNETT123529.83Shannon Ellis
6FLYING MORSON212530.04Justin King
7NUMBER KRUNCH411430.14Darren Sultana
8READY TO RIOT757529.71Anthony Azzopardi

Booming Bennett has been racing in good style here of late and if she can reproduce her 29.83 winning effort from four runs back she will take a power of beating. There is a fair bit of speed in this event but she has recorded 5.42 to the first marker on two occasions here and that would be more than enough to lead here. With a couple of handy speedsters in this event she may go around at big overs.

Creepy Coupe obviously has the class edge but from the two box he will need everything to go his way in the first 50m. If he gets a clear crack at them he will most likely win, however there is a fair bit of speed drawn either side and he may just get squeezed out. Ready To Riot has gone off the boil since scoring at The Meadows in June, however she returns to her favourite track and that may help her regain some confidence.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Booming Bennett and Ready To Riot.

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Nsw Nationals Distance Challenge…9:12 PM
NG event over 720 metres at Wentworth park Of $16,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,000 3rd: $1,500.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PUMPED UP ZARR611342.23Neil Staines
2CYCLONE SIMONE111442.62Majella Ferguson
3DUSTY MOONSHINE211141.90Denice Warren
4COSMIC ROSIE413342.33Gary Adams
5QUEEN MARINA636242.28Noelene Holloway
6GOTTA PROBLEM347242.18Denice Warren
7MISS FICTION632442.65Ivan Hanna
8MY ASUNCION236142.28Adele Powell

Dusty Moonshine has won three in a row in brilliant style here of late and she really should make it four on the trot. All three wins here have been in sub 42 seconds and with her early speed she should be in the firing line from the outset. This is a pretty weak final and she appears to have at least six lengths talent wise on her nearest rival.

Pumped Up Zarr is drawn to hold a forward spot early and he was a recent winner here in a smart 42.42. I don’t think he can roll the favourite but a repeat of his previous win here would see him fill the quinella spot. Cosmic Rosie has been disappointing in her five tries here but I still believe she can do better and am willing to give one more chance. Her 42.05 Richmond win in July was super impressive and if she can bring that form across she could give this a big shake.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Macro Meats Mixed Series F9:35 PM
4/5 event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $7,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,800 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $700.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALAN’S KIDZ321430.05Robert Barnden
2LONGNECK641130.11Christine Proctor
3GLAD BAG415130.21Michael Blissett
4CAWBOURNE COBRA224230.00Jodie Lord
5TIGGERLONG CHICK324230.13Kevin Keys
6RECO MARLOW451130.02Frank Cini
7MOHAWK KOOL263130.08Mary Wright
8TIGER THE WEAPON352130.06Frank Hurst

Alan’s Kidz scored a recent 30.05 win here two runs back and on that occasion he showed blistering early speed. From the red draw he should be able to hold the early lead and he appears to be getting stronger with every run. This isn’t the strongest event so if he does hold the early lead he should have enough in the tank to hold on.

Cawbourne Cobra has recorded some top placings over this trip of late and she is bursting to break through. She can be slow to begin in her races but there is a bit of speed underneath her and that should allow her to find the rail soon after the start. Tiger The Weapon would be better suited to a rails draw but he is normally quite reliable early and he is capable of running time when on the bunny.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Alan’s Kidz and Cawbourne Cobra

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%0

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

Trifecta: 1,4/1,3,4,8/1,2,3,4,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Nsw Nationals Sprint Series F9:57 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $16,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,000 3rd: $1,500.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TAKE IT ALL312229.75Doreen Drynan
2SILENT EFFECTIVE414329.54Darren Sultana
3CHICA DESTACADA563129.49Doreen Drynan
4BESSY BOO313429.71Christine Proctor
5TOMMY BRISLANE511229.51Steven White
6ASIA’S BABE386329.89Marie Burton
7QUEEN ESTHER151129.64Noelene Holloway
8MISS SUEKO424429.67Justin King

Chica Destacada smashed a quality field when scoring here last week in a blistering 29.60 and a repeat of that would see her score in convincing fashion. She is a very fast chaser on the bunny and she has the luxury of having two very slow beginners drawn underneath her. She is currently $3.50 fixed with some online bookmakers and that is enormous value.

Tommy Brislane looks to be the main danger and prior to the heats, he was my tip to take out the final. Unfortunately he was a tad slow to begin in his heat and he was never a factor behind Chica Destacada. I would expect him to show immense improvement tonight but if he can’t cross her again in the early stages I don’t think he will be able to get past her. Queen Esther loves racing her but she will have her work cut trying to cross from the seven draw. Silent Effective is the interesting runner, he is blessed with ridiculous talent but he does take a few strides to get going.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Chica Destacada (snap up the $3.50, Huge over’s)

Trifecta: 1,3,5/1,2,3,5/1,2,3,4,5,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MINT SPLICE622130.17Chad Garrard
2QUEEN CHARLIE172130.14Leo Vanderburg
3EMMA PHASE522X30.10Troy Halligan
9TERRY’S MEMORY412630.18Raymond Smith
5CAWBOURNE POWER332429.78Jodie Lord
6STORM TWISTER236230.00Allan Manwaring
7BEARDED MIDGET751129.95Ronald Hoogenboom
8MIRROR REFLECTON21X430.27John Buckley

Bearded Midget is a brilliant beginner and he has returned from a short spell with two brilliant Bulli wins over 400m. The second of those wins appeared to be the most impressive as he had to overcome early difficulties to score. His last 50m is obviously going to be a big concern but I would expect him to establish a monster lead mid race.

Cawbourne Power has been placed in four of his past five starts here and he should appreciate the big drop in class. His box manners aren’t great but there are a few runners in this event who struggle to run the trip out and that should allow him to run over the top of them late. Queen Charlie has been racing in fine style of late over this trip and if she pings the lids again she should be in the mix when they head for home.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 2 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bearded Midget

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

Boxed Quinella: 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 5,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RETIRING334629.93James White
2ZOLA ICON328629.90Robert Sullivan
3HERE’S SKEETA556230.16Ronald Alcock
4RITZA RAIDER437329.79Mark Gatt
5SMASHING SALLY154X29.97Neil Falk
6MY AWESOME OPAL452329.91Marie Burton
7DROOPY’S BAY122830.10Janel Erwin
8AVONDALE ZENA164729.86Ronald Bell

Ritza Raider was desperately unlucky when placed here last week and tonight he gets every chance to return to the winners list. The middle pin is a big disadvantage but there are a number of wide runners drawn on his outer and that should allow him to get a relatively clear run in the early stages. This is probably the weakest race he has competed in for a while and if he can find the form which saw him win here in a slick 29.79 he should get the cash.

Avondale Zena is a reliable beginner and she is blessed with tremendous early speed. Her last 50m is always a struggle but if she can cross early she may carve them up and get away with a race winning lead. Zola Icon is much better than her recent form suggests and she should show some improvement tonight.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ritza Raider

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

Exacta: 4,8/1,2,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,4,8/2,4,8/1,2,4,5,8 ($18 for 100%)

NSW National Sprint And Distance Final Contenders To Be Decided

Tonight’s New South Wales sprint and distance championship final’s will be run and won, with the two winners heading over to Perth to compete in the grand final, worth $75,000 each.

The Distance final will kick off proceedings, with Dusty Moonshine the standout performer in last week’s heats clocking a flying 41.93. The daughter of El Grand Senor and Kiacatoo Pearl will be looking for her fourth straight win tomorrow night for trainer Denice Warren, who also has Gotta Problem exiting from box six, giving her two strong chances of making the trip to Perth.

NSW National Distance Championship Final 720m – $12,000 – $3,000 – $1,500

1. Pumped Up Zarr – Neil Staines (42.23): Won two on the trot before finishing third in his heat last week, after getting back mid-field early on. Has drawn ideally in box one to get a good look at the bunny early on and will be running on at the finish.

2. Cyclone Simone – Majella Ferguson (42.62): Has relished the step up in distance, recording three straight wins over the 600m recently and pretty much led all the way in her first attempt over the 720 in solid time.

3. Dusty Moonshine – Denice Warren (41.90): Was the standout performer in the heats last week, recording her fourth straight win and breaking the 42-second barrier. Definitely the one to beat.

4. Cosmic Rosie – Gary Adams (42.33): Has been a very consistent chaser over her past few starts, with an excellent personal best over the distance, could run a cheeky race if she gets room early.

5. Queen Marina – Noelene Holloway (42.28): Has electric early pace and should lead the field. If she can have
some luck will run a gallant race as expected.

6. Gotta Problem – Denice Warren (42.18): ran home very well last week, beaten by a length in fast time. Has drawn awkwardly in box six, however has a flying personal best over this distance and will be competitive.

7. Miss Fiction – Ivan Hanna (42.65): Has a solid record over this distance, however has failed to fire at her past few attempts at the track and will need to improve significantly to challenge this field.

8. My Asuncion: Adele Powell (42.28): Recorded an excellent win last week in fast time and is drawn well on the outside to get a nice run across. Will need to lift more at the finish.

NSW National Sprint Championship 520m: $12,000 – $3,000 – $1,500

An outstanding line-up of greyhounds will compete for the NSW National Sprint Championship title, with favourite runner Chica Destacada, who returned to her sensational best last week, leading all the way in 29.60 in her heat. Queen Esther is also flying at present, recording three of her past four starts at Wentworth Park and has electrifying early pace.

1. Take It All: Doreen Drynan (29.75): Is in great form at present, placing at his past four attempts at the track and has drawn ideally in box one. This greyhound has a very strong motor and look for him to come at them in the latter stages.

2. Silent Effective: Darren Sultana (29.54): When on song this greyhound has a massive motor and can record blistering times. If he gets a clear run, is definitely the one to watch to upset the favourite runners.

3. Chica Destacada: Doreen Drynan (29.49): Has a flying personal best at the track and returned to her brilliant best last week with a 29.60 all the way performance. Can lead all the way and fly the flag proudly for NSW.

4. Bessy Boo: Christine Proctor (29.71): Despite the poor box draw, the Group One Peter Mosman winner will be winding up at the finish and recording a smart time.

5. Tommy Brislane: Steven White (29.51): Ran a gallant second last week behind Chica Destacada in flying time and will need to time his start to perfection to position himself well in this race. Has a sizzling personal best at the track and can lead from start to finish.

6. Asia’s Babe: Marie Burton (29.89): Ran third last week in a heat and will find this race testing from a poor box draw. Place chance.

7. Queen Esther: Noelene Holloway (29.64): Is electrifying at boxrise and is one of the main dangers to take out this final. Has plenty of heart and will be up the front in the early stages.

8. Miss Sueko: Justin King (29.67): Recorded a sensational personal best at the track last month and has enough early pace to get across from the wide draw. Can test this field with a bit of luck.

The NSW Distance final will jump in race six at 9.12pm and the NSW Sprint final will be run in race eight at 9.57pm.

WA National Sprint Championship Heat’s Preview

It’s Western Australia’s turn to showcase their talents in the National Sprint heats on Saturday night at Cannington over the 530 metre distance. With just the two heats set to be run, the first four placegetters will receive a rug in next weeks WA deciding final.

Heat One – 8.10 PM, Perth time

Linda Britton looks to have the two favourites in the first heat of the National Sprint, Zelemar Fever, jumping from box two and Star Recall, jumping from box eight.

Reigning Temlee winner Zelemar Fever is set to start at $2.50 favourite. After a fall at Sandown’s Sapphire Crown she looks to have lost her zip out of the boxes that has seen her land in front of the field time after time. Her previous three starts have seen her manoeuvre through the field and hit the finish line with strength. If she manages to jump to the lead it’s hard to see anything catching her.

Star Recall is currently paying $2.80 to take out the heat from box eight. The little black bitch has been in great form from the start of her career, only missing out on finishing in the top three on four occasions. She missed out on the Oaks series and looks to be a genuine contender after a freshen up on the sidelines last week.

Luba Monelli returns from four months on the sidelines for trainer David Hobby. Prior to her break, Luba Monelli produced some impressive victories over the 600 metre trip. It’s a tough ask for Luba Monelli ($15.00) to take out this heat with chasers that are capable of clocking some very quick times.

Peter Hepple’s Jump The Queue ($5.00) will be the likely leader from box seven but will have to rely on trouble behind if she is to take out this heat.

Heat Two – 8.30 PM, Perth time

The winner of the second heat looks likely to come out of the inside boxes, especially with On Coin off the red. Since his return from a shoulder injury sustained in January, On Coin has set the standard high in WA. Almost week in week out On Coin has produced best of the night performances. The brindle chasers box manners have improved, which has helped him find the lead heading into the back straight on multiple occasions. He is the dog to beat in this heat and is paying $2.00 for the win.

Gone To Heaven has shown a return to form in recent weeks, pulling together two great performances in lower grade company. Jumping from box four, paying $3.50 for the win, she will need to be at her best to finish first past the post.

Last week, veteran Gomes proved that he could still perform in top company, clutching \victory in the closing stages. From box two he is starting at $15.00 for the win and it’s going to take a lot for the old boy to win, but like he showed last week he is capable of surprises.

With the first four chasers getting a run in the deciding final next week, it will bring them one week closer to possibly being named the 2014 National Sprint Champion.

WA National Distance Championship Heat’s Preview

In less then a month Cannington’s 715 metre distance will be the visiting home of Australia’s best stayers for the 2014 National Distance Championship. As part of the series this Saturday night WA’s stayers will vie for a position in next weeks deciding final. With just the two heats on show the first four placegetters will receive a rug next week, with a possible ticket to a Nationals victory on the line.

Heat One – 8.53PM, Perth time

The Paul Stuart trained Ash Flash is set to start as the $1.90 favourite from box six. The white bitch has only been unplaced twice over Cannington’s 715 metre distance. Her signature come from behind style can leave punters with hearts in their mouths, but her strength is hard to pass up.

Bingle Monelli for trainer David Hobby will exit from box four paying $3.50. Running in top grade over the 700 and has seen her run in the top three in all of her starts. She tends to find the lead early and therefore will be able to take advantage if trouble holds up Ash Flash.

Ben Abercrombie’s Mullet Hunter is currently paying $6.00 for the win from the favourable box one draw. With just the three starts over the 715 metre journey, Mullet Hunter is finding her strength quickly and last week ran down the very talented Free Candy. She will be at the front end of the field for the majority of the trip, but with strong chasers Bingle Monelli and Ash Flash, Mullet Hunter is going to have to hope for trouble behind her.

Oaks winner Free Candy will jump from box two at $6.00. She has had just the one journey around the 715 metre distance for a second placing and has produced convincing victories over the 642 with a 100% strike rate. Like Mullet Hunter, Free Candy will be at the front of the field and will need trouble behind to claim victory.

Heat Two – 9.12 PM, Perth time

Reverberate will start $1.70 favourite from box seven in the last heat of the night. Her consistency of late has seen her only finish unplaced twice over the staying journey at Cannington. This little bitch looks the likey winner of this heat because of her strength.

Ben Abercrombie’s Mondavi will start from box one paying $6.50 in his seventh journey over the 700. The red box will help the brindle chaser and looks to be a better place chance in this classy field.

Obama Keeping for trainer Terry Erenshaw is making his 715 metre debut from box three. The black dog has been impressive in his three starts over the middle distance including winning last week. He is set to start on Saturday night paying $5.00. It’s hard to see Obama Keeping win this heat; he looks to be more suited for a place chance because of his lack of experience over this distance.

Houdni Monelli is jumping out of box eight with punters given an $8.00 chance for him to take out the race. Last week he made a return to the 715 metre distance after a stint over the 530 and finished fifth. With a 700 metre run under his belt he will look to be a better chance in this race.

The winners of each of the heats will go home with $5,225 and find themselves a step closer to representing WA against the rest of Australia’s best stayers.

Victorian National Sprint Final A Wide Open Affair

Victorian aspirants for the National Sprint Championships line up on Saturday night at The Meadows for the Victorian leg of the Nationals series. The field is missing a number of top Victorian sprinters but nevertheless it should be a good race as each dog has a reasonable chance of success. Brooke Ennis’ Dream It is the fastest qualifier through to this week’s Victorian final. If Dream It cannot win this race on Saturday night he is a very rough chance of getting a wild card into the big final at Cannington.

Jeff Britton has two finalists. Britton missed out on a berth in the National Distance final with Mepunga Tiara on Thursday night at Sandown but he has a chance of qualifying for the sprint final with Cosmic Wise and Mepunga Armagh.

Here’s a look at each of the finalists and their current Sportingbet fixed odds prices:

Box 1 – Crackerjak Dak (Andrea Dailly) – $3.40

This Andrea Dailly trained dog loves an inside box so he is drawn to do well. The extremely well bred son of Mogambo and Lil’s Memory (Bombastic Shiraz – We Owe Heaps) ran second to Dream It in the heats last week from box two. He has won four from nine at The Meadows with a best time of 29.94. He needs to lead to do his best work.

Box 2 – Crawf’s Bread (David Crawford) – $9.00

Crawf’s Bread is an extremely consistent chaser and winning this race would be a nice little reward for the dog by Where’s Pedro and Tekki (November Fury – Brian’s Tiger). He defeated Marcus Joe last week to land a heat win in 30.12. He has won six from 18 at The Meadows with an overall best of 30.03. He’s got an imposing record from box one but from box two he has won just the one race from eight attempts.

Box 3 – Cosmic Wise (Jeff Britton) – $10.00

The Cosmic Chief and Wise Penny (Bombastic Shiraz – Awesome Berger) bitch had box four last week when running one and three quarter lengths second behind Buckle Up Mason. She has won two from six at the track and has stopped the clock at 29.94. Her form from inside boxes is good and she is generally reliable at box rise.

Box 4 – Dream It (Brooke Ennis) – $5.00

Dream It was last week’s fastest heat winner from box one. The Bartrim Bale and Ondina Bale (Collision – Maple Bale) dog moves to box four to week, a draw he has won from three times. Dream It is a talented conveyance, running second in this years Group Two Warrnambool Classic and also a finalist in the Group Two McKenna Memorial. He has had 10 starts at the track for six wins. He takes a few strides to get motoring so he will need some luck in the early stages.

Box 5 – Marcus Joe (Barry Moloney) – $6.00

This Velocette and Mojo Glory (Jack Junior – Mint Mojo) dog loves The Meadows. It was the scene of his Group One Maturity win last year and overall he has seven wins from 15 starts at the track with a flying 29.66 to his credit. He finished strongly behind Crawf’s Bread last week from box six and he has the squeeze draw for this race. He has only won once from box five so his connections will be hoping he can overcome the draw.

Box 6 – Mepunga Armagh (Jeff Britton) – $4.60

A winner last week in 29.86, Mepunga Armagh will be looking to make it two in a row on Saturday night. The Premier Fantasy and Mepunga Harmony (Pure Octane – Mepunga Shiraz) dog has two wins at the track from four starts. He had box eight last week for his eight and a half length win so the wide draw should not worry him this week. He’s got great early pace and looks a real chance.

Box 7 – Buckle Up Mason (Jenny Hunt) – $7.50

Jenny Hunt will be looking to qualify her second runner for the Nationals after her charge Xylia Allen took out the Victorian National Distance final at Sandown on Thursday night. Buckle Up Mason won in 29.99 last week to bring his Meadows record to 13 wins from 32 attempts at the track. His best is 29.74. The Collision and Everlong Bale (Primo Uno – Shique Bale) dog has just the one win from box seven but is capable of showing the pace needed to lead.

Box 8 – Nockabout Aussie (Peter Akathiotis) – $16.00

Nockabout Aussie had a comfortable six length win over Grand Legacy last week to win his heat in 30.02. He has not won from a draw wider than box six so the Knocka Norris and Aussie Nicky (Aussie Cruiser – Aussie Nerabella) dog looks to have a tough task ahead of him. He has won just three from 16 at the track so he will be relying on a lot of luck.

Reserves

Grand Legacy (9) finished second behind Nockabout Aussie. He has just the one win at The Meadows and will find it tough to challenge some of the others in this final. Woodnear (10) was well beaten by Mepunga Armagh. His last win was back in April this year and he is likely to be double figure odds if he gets a run.

Monday, 11 August 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Launceston – Monday, 11 August 2014

Race No. 1Flying Colours Printing Division…7:38 PM
JUV event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LUCKY MACKA486NBTDennis Turner
2GRAND ANGUS684730.83Ricky Martin
3NADASTROM151130.42Morris Strickland
4GLADIS GRICE544230.43Margaret Rossendell
5AZMODAN7NBTGary Johnson
6KINLOCH WARRIOR6624NBTRussell Watts
7KILTY’S FLYER431630.70Brendon Browning
8BUCKLE UP TANGO554430.68Gary Johnson
9BELLA’S A WINNER888NBTDennis Turner
Race No. 2National Greyhound Form Division…7:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FERARO ELI846831.77Susan Gittus
2LITTLE SPIN553830.39Jo-anne Ivory
3KINLOCH’S WAY757330.06Nicholas Howard
4JADIE BEAR5842NBTGary Johnson
5BLUE SLUGGER788331.75John Wilton
6BUCKLE UP BARNEY262430.35Gary Johnson
7WYNBURN CHARM268730.09Scott Bryan
8MOLLY MONROE831530.40Keith Nichols
Race No. 3Kingsley Jarman Fencing Division…8:18 PM
5 event over 278 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HIDDEN CODE267716.73Ricky Martin
2YOUR NOTHIN’458316.27Rodney Campbell
3BRITOMARTIS273416.34Rodney Campbell
4OH JOY116.15Susan Gittus
5SHADOW HAMMER324716.23Paul Tharle
6JONK’S GINGER4887NBTJo-anne Ivory
7MYSTIC DEVIL474116.03Jarrod Mallinson
8CANUCK342616.31Michael Louth
Race No. 4Tattsbet.com Division18:38 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,945 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,360 2nd: $390 3rd: $195.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COSMIC HARRY547430.39Ricky Martin
2TREX TIGER774630.19Susan Gittus
3HELLYEAH FLICKA668730.23Anthony Bullock
4HELLYEAH OLIVER478530.12Anthony Bullock
5DEVOCEAN767630.64Anthony Bullock
6SEDAR CHAMP788831.55Lyndon Smith
7BUCKLE UP NEIKO154429.97Gary Johnson
8HELLYEAH EVAN776330.71Anthony Bullock
Race No. 5Jet Pets Animal Transport Divisi…8:58 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,395 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MASON PINES323230.01Anthony Bullock
2SNORING NORA331530.02Anthony Bullock
3FAOLAN467530.00Peter Phillips
4SURF OSTI351230.44Michael Sutcliffe
5DESPICABLE MATT124130.02Brendan Pursell
6RAPIDDORE7465NBTGary Johnson
7HIGH SIERRA735830.17Michael Louth
8TO BE TREW242829.86Susan Gittus
Race No. 6Agra National Distance Champions…9:18 PM
OPEN event over 720 metres at Launceston Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GEMSTONE JACK1228NBTAnthony Bullock
2PEDRO’S VINEYARD523243.11Allan Anderson
3AN THAT4145NBTPaul Donaldson
4DOMENIC’S DOVE111442.73Clinton Tapp
5ALVIN BENZ333542.90Brian Crawford
6COSMIC FIRE742343.43Sonia Martin
7WILD CINDY152843.14Edward Medhurst
8PAINTED DOTTY111142.73Michael Stringer
9HELLYEAH OLIVER4785NBTAnthony Bullock
10MUMFORD’S SON353543.49Anthony Bullock
Race No. 7Launceston Veterinary Hospital D…9:38 PM
2/3 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $2,155 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,510 2nd: $430 3rd: $215.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LITTLE MISS TAKE337329.84Thomas Doherty
2WEE FIRE251830.07Margaret Rossendell
3DIRTY RICH618530.05Peter Phillips
4ULTRA WHITE235130.05Morris Strickland
5KALAWAY ERNIE465729.76Butch Deverell
6CLASS BARBIE411429.97Keith Nichols
7FLASH INNINGS331230.08Anthony Dawson
8OSCAR RALPH321129.85Morris Strickland
9PIONEER MOGUL684229.76Richard Hall
10FRYTSON567530.18Peter Phillips
Race No. 8Agra National Sprint Championshi…9:58 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HER HIGHNESS211129.88Keith Nichols
2CLASSIC SPENCE226230.04Anthony Bullock
3BUCKLE UP WES217129.33Edward Medhurst
4BLACK RIP387129.96Shane Whitney
5DESPICABLE BEN231229.84Brendan Pursell
6HELLYEAH BOLT261329.55Anthony Bullock
7DOMINATOR GIRL322329.81Paul Hili
8HELISKI631230.12Michael Louth
9LITTLE MISS TAKE337329.84Thomas Doherty
10HELLO BENNY756430.08Margaret Rossendell
Race No. 9A Total Car Rentals Division210:15 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,395 2nd: $400 3rd: $200.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WINSOME TOMMY313130.29Patrick Ryan
2HELLYEAH RAZOR764630.20Anthony Bullock
3WHISPERING ASH782530.44Wanda Hodgetts
4MISS SOMEBODY733230.40Susan Gittus
5SHANTY TOWN LAD212529.99Anthony Bullock
6HARD AS NAILS457330.28Anthony Bullock
7GOLDEN SAGE164629.96Butch Deverell
8LEICA COMET767629.88Ricky Martin
Race No. 10Duncans @ Hadspen Division210:32 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $1,925 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,350 2nd: $385 3rd: $190.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SON OF SUPERMAN335530.97Michael Sutcliffe
2FIFTH TURTLE676530.03Nicholas Howard
3SURF’S UP NOVA7456NBTRussell Watts
4CRAZY AMBER8X67NBTGary Johnson
5BALDACCI718330.37Susan Gittus
6FUN TIME6154NBTLoretta Mcshane
7TRUDELS423230.15Anthony Bullock
8WYNBURN BLAZE344730.57Scott Bryan

A Mixed Bag At Sandown

There was something for everyone at Sandown on Thursday night, including some quite smart wins led in by Ollie Bale’s 29.32.

Most remarkable were two last to first runs by Dyna Ostrander (29.71) and Wind Whistler (29.49). That sort of thing happens rarely in sprints, particularly not around a circle track, but both did it well.

However, the Free For All (race 8) was really odd. Several dogs got a look at the bunny but could not go on with it, leaving Tyronimo to storm along the rails in a solid 29.59. Favourite Keybow was well under the odds on recent form but managed only to plug along for 3rd place. Quick Succession, which should have been favourite but was way over the odds at $8.20, led easily but dropped out on the home turn, apparently suffering from a minor injury. The well performed Musquin Bale had a peek but could not go on with it.

Whatever the reasons, most of these dogs looked jaded. Previously, all have run equal or better time than the winner. But all except one (the rank outsider) also raced last Saturday at The Meadows, five days ago, and have had a solid campaign behind them. Too solid, it seems. Do they need time to frolic in the paddock?

The big race went predictably. Xylia Allen, after an uninterrupted run from box 2, got home comfortably in 41.90 to qualify for the National Championships. That’s a pretty average time for the trip and three lengths slower than it ran in its heat a week earlier. Indeed, the much lower rated Zipping Maggie chalked up its first distance win in the following race, a 5th grade, running one length faster time than Xylia Allen.

It is also a pattern that Xylia Allen has repeated time and again, demonstrating that it can’t back up very well in successive weeks. Nor can most of the others although Dyna Willow was unlucky to be barrelled on the first turn. Sweet It Is runs like a clock in any distance race and its 2nd placing in 42.12 was to be expected but will never be good enough to win a top class event.

Xylia Allen now faces a transcontinental voyage, a strange track and an unknown box in a couple of week’s time in its attempt to win the National event. Make sure you get good odds. With a clear run for both it is hard to see how it can hold out NSW stayer Dusty Moonshine, assuming it wins tomorrow’s run-off at Wentworth Park.

Meanwhile, Wag Tail scraped home at Albion Park in a fair 41.99 to book a ticket to Perth. It is an honest trier and can probably do better if it gets an inside box and some room but still looks only a place chance.

Finally, Victorian stewards rate yet another mention following this comment on race 4 at Sandown: “Strange Wish was slow to begin”.

In fact, Strange Wish speared out of the box, led by three lengths half way down the straight, ran 5.02 to the judge and then led until the home turn. When they write stuff like that, it does not give you much confidence about anything else they do. Thank heavens for race videos.

BET365 BATTLING

Online bookie Bet365 lost $40.8 million in the just completed financial year as it tried to establish a beachhold in the Australian online market. Revenue and customer numbers were well up but so were expenses for its 210 employees. It now claims 11% of an online market of about $13 billion.

Bet365 in Australia is majority owned by a British billionaire via its parent company of the same name.

Readers will remember Bet365 was on the other side of a claim by NSW owner/trainer Matthew Brunker last year before the Northern Territory Racing Commission.

Brunker invested thousands of dollars with Bet365 on a range of First Four options in a Maiden race at Ipswich and, when it succeeded, expected a huge payout for four winning bets. Previously, someone had placed Win bets of some thousands of dollars on an un-raced dog to make it a short-priced favourite. However, Brunker and his associates left that dog out of all their First Four combinations, raising the suspicion of Bet365 that the race was “fixed”.

A big complication was that Brunker claimed for four winning combinations each paying $14,000 on the Tattsbet tote – a claim that Bet365 first rejected and then later agreed to part-pay. The anomaly is that there was less than $4,000 cash available in the normal Tattsbet pool to pay out winning punters. However, like its opposite number, Tabcorp, the Queensland tote publishes fanciful figures for First Four dividends when no winners are available. Both assume an imaginary investment of 50 cents or less and so artificially inflate the published dividend – presumable to encourage lottery-like investments from mug gamblers.

While the NTRC basically supported Bet365 actions because of its listed rules, it also recommended that Queensland stewards and police should review the case for fraud. There is no record of any such police action while the stewards looked at the case but found no breach of the rules, despite the fact that the hot favourite finished last in the race and there was considerable doubt about the way it had been prepared for the race.

Subsequently, Bet365 amended its own betting rules in order to restrict payouts where “incorrect” dividends had been declared. This generated numerous complaints from its existing customers, mainly because it left Bet365 with the ability to decide what was correct and what incorrect.

Racing was not the winner.

Xylia Allen Looking To Emulate Dashing Corsair

With her victory in the final of Victorian section of the National Distance Championship complete, champion all-distance bitch Xylia Allen will now take on the best of the rest of Australia and, in doing so, will be looking to emulate the feat of the late Dashing Corsair.

The Queensland star, who recently had to be put down, won the 2009 National Sprint Championship and then made the final of the 2010 National Distance Championship, running fourth behind Blue Lorian. A year later, Dashing Corsair not only became one of a small group of greyhounds to make back-to-back National Championship finals, he managed to annex this event, on his home track at Albion Park.

Xylia Allen, having won the 2013 National Sprint Championship, will now be attempting to become only the second greyhound to achieve this unique double and add yet another trophy to the cabinet of the Wheeler dynasty.

She is also only the third greyhound in the long history of the Nationals to make both the sprint and distance finals. Apart from Dashing Corsair, the New South Wales all-distance star Just Like Jack also achieved the feat, but the other way around. Just Like Jack was a finalist in the 1995 National Distance Championship, finishing sixth behind Boronia Blossom. He then made the final of the 1996 National Sprint Championship, running fourth behind Shayne’s Champ.

Of course, should Xylia Allen win the national final she will also become Australia’s greatest prize money earner, eclipsing Miata, the 2012 National Distance Championship victor. As it is, she has become only the second greyhound to pass $700,000 in prize money in Australia.

There is also a precedent for this happening. Back in 1983, New South Wales champion sprinter Winifred Bale was contesting her second successive National Sprint Championship final. That in itself was a rarity. Out of the previous 19 runnings, only five greyhounds had been dual finalists.

Owned and trained by the late Allen Wheeler, in honour of whom so many current Wheeler-bred greyhounds are named, Winifred Bale had run seventh behind Madonna Lee at the Gabba in the 1982 final, but was at her home course of Harold Park for the 1983 final. From box seven she gave nothing else a chance to cruise home four lengths clear of the field and collect $24,000 for the win.

That sum took her total career earnings to $94,000 which eclipsed the previous mark of $93,165 held by Victorian sprinter Tangaloa.

So, if Xylia Allen can win, then for the second time in the history of the highest stakes winners in the country, a greyhound closely connected to the Wheeler family will have achieved the feat in national championship final.

Wild Soul Will Fly The Flag for South Australia In National Sprint

South Australian trainer Kim Johnstone will be taking Wild Soul (2) to Cannington to contest the final of the National Sprint Championships.

The Mogambo and Velocity Thunder (Flying Penske – Subjective Lee) dog won his 14th race over the 515 metre distance at Angle Park to win the South Australian leg of the National Sprint. He will be looking to be the first South Australian winner of the Nationals since Casino Tom in 1993.

Sporting Tears (7) zoomed across the field to lead with Wild Soul pushing up in second. Favourite Sidney’s Shadow (1) began fairly but shifted off the track going into the first turn. Wild Soul, who has been racing (and winning) over 600 metres at Angle Park surpassed Sporting Tears down the back straight to take the lead for home. Sporting Tears seemed to kick again but Wild Soul straightened and sprinted away for a two and a quarter length win in 29.91. Sporting Tears held on for second with Sidney’s Shadow challenging late to finish a neck behind Sporting Tears for third.

Wild Soul, who goes by the name of Raymond around the kennels, is owned by the Velocity Lodge syndicate and has done all his racing in South Australia.

Xylia Allen And Sweet It Is Qualify For 2014 National Distance Final

Champion sprinter/stayer Xylia Allen will look to become just the second greyhound in history to win both the National Sprint and Distance Championships after she took out the Victorian final at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

The Jenny Hunt trained daughter of Turanza Bale and Tayah Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) proved too strong to defeat a hot field in the time of 41.90.

After leaving box two mid-field, the 31.5kg bitch worked to third down the straight the first time as Liara Allen (8) made all the play in front, opening up a break as the lamp-lighter with Mepunga Tiara (1) in second place.

Xylia Allen made her way into second placing as the field headed into the back straight and was looming large. Eyes were on Sweet It Is (4) back in the field who had found trouble leaving the home straight the first time and had a gargantuan task ahead of her if she was going to catch Xylia Allen.

On the home turn, Xylia Allen wasted no time in wresting the ascendency away from Liara Allen and zipping away. Sweet It Is unleashed her customary run home but could only get within 3 1/2 lengths of Xylia Allen as they crossed the line. Liara Allen hung on for third some three lengths further astern.

Xylia Allen will now advance to the National Final in Western Australia on August 23rd where she gets another opportunity to overhaul Miata as the highest Australian prize-money earner.

The result was purely academic for Sweet It Is who will also gain a berth in the final after qualifying as the wild-card entrant based on rankings.

The win was Xylia Allen’s 38th from 75 starts and pushes her earnings just over the $700,000 mark.

She will look to continue the rich history of Victorian successes in the National Distance final. The Garden State has produced no less than seven winners since 2000 including Jarvis Bale, who won the event last time the final was run at Cannington.

Token McLaren Will Be The SA Rep At National Distance Championships

The ever-consistent Token McLaren (8) upset the favourite Psychotic Gold (4) in the South Australian leg of the National Distance Championships to secure a spot in the final to be held at Cannington.

Token McLaren is a three and a half year old chaser by Token Prince and Stevie McLaren (Stately Bird – Jay Lo McLaren). The 35kg blue chaser is trained at McLaren Vale by Donald Foster.

Token McLaren will be looking to emulate Bothing’s success in 2006. That was the last time a South Australian chaser won the National Distance title. Other South Australian winners include Julep (1989), Melmade Gazza (1985), Princess Baden (1984) and Bay Road Queen (1982).

At box-rise there was an even line away. Jacko Lankan (1) and Genghis Kahn (5) showed the most pace to guide the field past the post the first time. Psychotic Gold (4) was back in the field early and started to make her run rounding the turn into the back straight. At this stage, Token McLaren was in the better position, sitting fourth and looking strong. He got underneath Genghis Kahn turning for home and won comfortably by five and a quarter lengths in 43.18. Psychotic Gold rushed home for second and kennel-mate Defib Daryl (6) claimed third place.

Token McLaren has now won 23 races from 51 starts and the trip to Cannington will be the first time the greyhound has raced on a track outside of South Australia.

Queenslander Flash Reality Books A Spot In National Sprint Championships Final

Flash Reality (1) did not need to rely on a wild card to make the final of the National Sprint Championships after he took out the Queensland leg of the series in fine style.

The Premier Fantasy and Orara Flash (Bond – Sweet Elite) dog will be seeking to conquer all at Cannington and bring the trophy back to Queensland. Queensland’s last Nationals winner was Metz Magic in 2011. Other Queenslander’s to have taken out the title include Dashing Corsair (2009), Knocka Norris (2008), Elite State (2003), Flying Amy (1995), Dancing Gamble (1988) and Madonna Lee (1982).

The Tony Brett trained Flash Reality went to the boxes as the short-priced $1.20 favourite and he didn’t disappoint. Beginning well from box one, he swept to the lead before the first turn and strode away to a six and three quarter length win in 29.86. Cyndie’s Special (6) did all the chasing but no one was going to get Flash Reality once he hit the front. Gumlow Star (3) rounded out the placings. Fastest heat winner Give You Credit (7) didn’t step well from the boxes and his chances ended there.

Flash Reality has now won 11 from 17 and is a deserved representative for Queensland as he has won both the Group One Winter Carnival Cup and the Group Two Queensland Derby at Albion Park this year.

Wag Tail Flies Home To Claim 2014 Queensland National Distance Final

Wag Tail (5) will represent Queensland in the 2014 AGRA National Distance Final after she took out the Queensland final at Albion Park on Thursday night.

The Christina Harman trained daughter of Velocette and Bacardi Cruiser (Just The Best – Lou’s Cruise) timed her run to perfection to claim Rain Stream (8) right on the line and score by a half-head in 41.99.

After being sent out a $2.10 favourite, the 27kg black bitch found herself in fifth place early as the fastest heat winner Hougenie (7) tore around the outside to find the early lead. Mullaway (6) sat in second place with Rain Stream (8) working to a nice position in third place.

As the field headed into the back straight, Hougenie was giving them something to catch and looked as though the race was hers to lose, Rain Steam was beginning to make ground in third and looked the main danger while Wag Tail remained in fourth.

Off the back, Rain Stream had worked to second and set out after Hougenie who still had a four length break while Wag Tail was still in third and yet to appear as though she was posing any threat.

Into the home straight, Hougenie started to show signs of fatigue and was claimed by Rain Stream on the outside. Just as it looked as though Rain Stream would win the race, Wag Tail sprouted wings along the fence and claimed her in the shadows of the post.

Rain Stream finished a close second and reaffirmed that she looks to have a future as a stayer in the Sunshine State. Hougenie clung on for a tiring third two lengths away with Mullaway in fourth.

The win was Wag Tail’s 19th from 48 starts and her ninth from 15 over the staying trip at Albion Park. It takes her earnings to just shy of $70,000, an amount that could grow substantially if she takes out the big one at Cannington on August 23rd.

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview August 7th 2014

Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for our readers. Brad is very confident tonight and there isn’t a better time to load up!

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4 – Leg 2: 2 – Leg 3: 2,3 – Leg 4: 1,2,4,5,6,8 – $24 for 100%

Best Bet: We have an exclusive $700 free bet at Sportingbet. I’ll be whacking mine on Tiggerlong Amigo.
Race 4: Tiggerlong Amigo

Best Roughie:
Race 11: Conquer Fear

 

Race No. 1Bring Your Club To Sandown Ht17:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TURBINE [5]1552229.78(8)J Torr (Myers Flat)
2BAHAMA BAY [5]1611329.70(1)A Britton (Lara)
10VEE FOR VEGAS [5]Res.32583NBTS Neocleous (Yinnar South)
4ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[5]32344NBTS Collins (Lara)
5BARON BLING [5]1114229.68(7)R Eades (Carrum Downs)
6ZIPPING MAKKA (NSW)[5]7233629.75(7)J Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
7PHENOM BALE (NSW)[5]43243NBTT Womann (Lara)
8SMOKING ROSIE [5]5541629.90(4)J Reid (Notting Hill)

Allen Malik has been a little disappointing of late but a lot of that can be put down to him not receiving any sort of luck in the early stages of his races. In his past six starts he has been knocked over soon after box rise and from there on he has had to overcome mid race to get into contention. Tonight’s race doesn’t appear to have a whole heap of early speed in it and that should allow him to get a little luck in the early stages. If he settle in the first two at the first bend his confidence will skyrocket and he will be running time on the bunny.

Turbine has the good draw and he has been racing in very consistent fashion. From the red he should be able to push through at the first bend and hold a forward spot and if Allen Malik finds bother early on he may just get away with the prize. Wise Ella has a top record over this trip and she is dropping back from Free For All class, he chances hinge on her ability to step cleanly and settle in the top two early. She is very unreliable but if she goes around at silly odds she is worth a saver bet.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Allen Malik and Wise Ella

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

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

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

 

Race No. 2Facebook.com/sandowndogs Ht27:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KERRIGAN BALE (NSW)[5]2137229.48(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
2CANDLE WISH [5]15572NBTJ Maple (Little River)
3SENOR SOCKS (SA)[5]12212FSHR Britton (Lara)
4SISCO RAGE [5]62257NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5DYNAMO’S MISS [5]63122NBTL Darby (Drysdale)
9SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]Res.8587529.58(5)J Gill (Darriman)
7DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[5]21651NBTJ Hunt (Avalon)
10TWYCROFT BETTY [5]Res.15756NBTP Mullen (Cranbourne)

Kerrigan Bale is unbeaten in two tries here and if she reproduces her sizzling 29.48 PB run, it is very hard to see her being beaten. She has been a little hit or miss at box rise in recent times but the two times she has exited the red she has pinged the lids and led, so all the stats point to her. I would expect her to start around the $1.90 mark so it may be worth anchoring her in your exotic bets.

Senor Socks is making his metropolitan and 500m debut and I think he is an enormous risk. His box manners have let him down of late and he can’t afford to make any mistakes tonight. Sisco Rage has been racing with limited luck of late and he should appreciate the drop in class. He was a recent finalist in the Group One Maturity Classic and he produced enormous heats in both his heat and Semi Final. Dyna Ostrander is a star in the making and he should play a major role if he can reproduce the effort which saw him win at Cranbourne in a blistering 30.05 last week. He can take a few strides to get going but he has a notoriously slow beginner drawn on his outside so he should be afforded a clear run early.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3Berwick Mazda Final7:44 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA VILLA (NSW)[5]1111129.46(2)J Hunt (Avalon)
2GIRTHY [5]8222129.72(4)N Cachia (Anakie)
3GORHAM BALE (NSW)[5]2122129.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
4FLUKE OF FANTASY [5]1111129.59(1)P Crawley (Mortlake)
9JESS’ FANTASY [5]Res.3432229.72(2)G Selkrig (Devon Meadows)
6UNO WHIRL [5]6722130.07(5)J Maple (Little River)
7ALMANI BRUISER [5]1221129.74(5)N Kosky (Hallam)
8ABBEY’S HAND [5]4354129.63(5)R Britton (Lara)

Dyna Villa has won his past five starts in explosive fashion with the latest three being over this track and journey. In one of those wins he posted a blistering 5.02 to the first marker and a repeat of that would see him hold the early lead quite comfortably. In his first two starts he appeared to be very weak in the run home over this trip, however in his past couple of wins he appears to be getting stronger and stronger. He is a star of the future and if he steps cleanly he should make light work of these.

Gorham Bale showed his true talents with a brilliant 29.42 heat win on Sunday and he is always a chance in these types of races. The only knock on him though is that he can miss the kick at times and he likes to get out into the open spaces, he is going to be much better over the longer journey’s but he is still a contender here. Fluke Of Fantasy has won five on end and he showed the extra distance wasn’t a concern when scoring a handy 29.59 heat win. Obviously he would need to ping and lead to win but he does have the speed to talent to pull that off.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Villa

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Specialised Lighting Solutions Ht38:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ZOD (NSW)[5]31655FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
2PEDRO’S RUNAWAY (NSW)[5]67611NBTB Burns (Werribee)
3DYNAMO’S GIFT [5]5786129.46(5)R Darby (Drysdale)
4CANDLE BOY [5]7313730.05(2)J Maple (Little River)
5STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]1638529.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
6HETALIA BALE (NSW)[5]33112NBTT Womann (Lara)
7CETTE AWAY [5]6354829.83(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
8TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[5]3116629.55(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)

Tiggerlong Amigo has the right draw and he should be able to make amends for some luckless efforts of late. From the pink draw he should get plenty of room in the early stages and he should find himself in the top two as they head through the first bend. He has a slick 29.55 PB over this trip but I think he is a much better chaser now and he can probably get down to the 29.40 mark.

Dynamo’s Gift is an enormous talent and he put it all together at Ballarat last start when he beat a gun field in 25.43. He pinged the lids on that occasion and if he can step like that again he should find himself in the top two or three in the early stages. Dyna Zod has been a little disappointing since winning a heat of the Group One Maturity Classic but he exits the same draw tonight so I would expect him to show improvement. Strange Wish is poorly drawn and down on confidence but he is a more than capable type when on song. If he goes around at silly odds he is worth an each way ticket.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 1,3,8/1,3,8/1,2,3,5,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,5,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au Ht48:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNAMIC PUNCH [5]6534129.74(4)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
2CHECK MY SWAGGER (NSW)[5]2133729.83(2)T Curtain (Cranbourne South)
3PROVEN LOOPER (SA)[5]22374NBTW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
4OLLIE BALE (NSW)[5]F132629.36(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5DR. PETER [5]4114629.93(3)J Gill (Darriman)
6CALL ME SCARY [5]6712629.99(7)D Cortese (Hampton Park)
7KOSI CAN [5]2863129.74(1)L Kraemer (Cranbourne South)
8ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[5]2522129.89(6)S Collins (Lara)

Open race to kick off the quaddie but I think Ollie Bale looks well placed in this company. Two starts ago he was beaten by less than four lengths behind gun sprinter Keybow and on that occasion he probably should have finished a little closer as he found bother in the early stages. He has recorded a sizzling 29.36 here previously and if he can get anywhere near that he will take a power of beating.

Dynamic Punch looms as the obvious danger based on his impressive 29.74 win here on Sunday. On that occasion he was slow to begin before he worked his way through the field and then powered to the line. From the red he should be able to hold a more forward spot early and he is capable of reeling off slick sectionals when given some clear galloping room. Check My Swagger has the speed to lead this event but his last 50m isn’t the best part of his race. He has led for a long way in four of his past five runs here and he should be good enough to hold on for a place again. Kosi Can is back in form and he is capable of causing an upset if the more fancied runners find trouble.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 2 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ollie Bale

Trifecta: 1,4/1,2,4,7/1,2,3,4,7 ($18 for 100%)

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Agra National Dist. Vic Final (gobis)8:52 PM (VIC time)
S/E Final event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $19,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA TIARA [3]2411141.95(8)J Britton (Anakie)
2XYLIA ALLEN (NSW)[2]1114141.70(1)J Hunt (Avalon)
9ECHELONIC ACTION [5]Res.64153NBTR Camilleri (Lara)
4SWEET IT IS [2]1221142.04(7)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5DYNA WILLOW (NSW)[3]1422241.99(5)S Collins (Lara)
6BORN ALI [5]5443241.97(3)R Britton (Lara)
7ZIPPING RORY (NSW)[3]1333141.67(4)B Dapiran (Northwood)
8LIARA ALLEN (NSW)[5]17422NBTS Collins (Lara)

Quality affair and is probably a stronger race than what the Grand Final will actually be. After a quality set of heats it’s hard to go past the champ Xylia Allen, after a steady beginning she balanced up behind the early leader Looby Lu and as they went off the back straight she went into overdrive. She is racing move like a genuine stayer at present and she is drawn to get a perfect sit again behind likely leaders Looby Lu and Mepunga Tiara. If you see $2.20 or better, open up the wallet and have a crack.

Dyna Willow has recorded three consecutive placings in her three runs back from a spell and she appears to be getting closer to her best with every run. She was far from disgraced in her heat and if she avoids early bother she will definitely put the pressure on Xylia Allen. Sweet It Is returned to racing with a powerful 42.12 heat win and she should be a lot better for that run as well. She is going to get a long way back as usual but she is the ultimate professional and she will make things interesting as they turn and head for the run home.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Xylia Allen

Trifecta: 2,5/2,4,5/1,2,3,4,5 ($12 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,3,5/4/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,3,5/Field/4 ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing And Sport9:11 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GALLOPING ROCKY [4]5135742.54(4)R Conway (Bunyip)
2ZIPPING MAGGIE (NSW)[5]18285NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
3SHALL SHE ROCK [4]1531442.01(8)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
4UNIX BALE (NSW)[5]35524NBTS Collins (Lara)
6DARBAIN DASHER [5]43666NBTR Conway (Bunyip)
7NEWFIRE RILEY [5]4374542.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
8TYRA GISELLE (NSW)[5]26443NBTT Chatwin (Johnsonville)
9BANJO BLITZ (NSW)[5]Res.74315NBTK Virtue (Tooradin)

Zipping Maggie is a highly promising stayer in the making and she should appreciate the massive drop in class from her recent racing. She has been settling a long way back in the early stages of late and I would expect her to show a little more early dash in this event. There isn’t a lot of depth in this event and if she can get a trouble free run she should prove far too strong in the run home.

Shall She Rock hit the line strongly when scoring here recently in a smart 42.01 and a repeat of that effort would see her figure prominently again. She can be very hit or miss early but from box three she should be able to find the rails in the early stages and she produces her best when she can scrape the paint. Echelonic Action was far from disgraced when placed behind Xylia Allen here last week and he appeared to run the trip right out which was quite a surprise. If he can produce a similar effort tonight he may cause a bit of an upset. Unix Bale and Darbain Dasher both have poor form at present but they are more than capable and they must be included in all exotic bets.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 5 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Zipping Maggie

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

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TYRONIMO [3]2254629.51(8)W Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
2MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]1581329.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
4KEYBOW (NSW)[4]4141529.36(2)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5QUICK SUCCESSION [3]2111729.46(3)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
6DYNA BETH (NSW)[2]1563829.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
7SOHO RHYTHM [4]2365129.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
8GREAT SPARTACUS [4]1211629.58(7)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)

Tough race which will see gun sprinter Keybow go around at a very short quote but I think he is a massive risk tonight. The speedy and in form Quick Succession has been showing tremendous early pace in her races recently and she should carve up the favourite in the early stages and in the process she should get the fly as they head for the back straight. She has won three of five over this journey and her 29.46 PB suggests that she will prove very hard to run down when on the bunny.

Keybow clearly is a big chance but I wouldn’t be willing to take odds on. He recently scored a powerful 29.43 win here and at his best he should be able to go at least sub 29.20. He is going to cop a fair bit of trouble early tonight and he will need a lot of things to go right mid race. Great Spartacus has the perfect draw and he has been racing in career best form of late. He has been showing a lot more early speed than normal of late and if he can settle in the top two he should make his presence felt.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Quick Succession and Great Spartacus

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

 

Race No. 9Sky Racing9:55 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MISS SOCIETY [4]2252134.47(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)
2MY JACK RABBIT [5]4622134.24(4)D Langley (Cranbourne)
3SIGN OF SNOW [5]6261134.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
4SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]5622434.41(2)J Britton (Anakie)
5KAYO MARCIARNO [5]3134534.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
6HE ISN’T REALLY [5]14171FSTDC Schlensog (Anakie)
7RINASH [5]3123234.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
8IBROX DIGGER (NSW)[5]32537NBTS Clarke (Tooradin)

My Jack Rabbit finally showed his best with a brilliant 34.24 win here on Sunday. After stepping cleanly he showed a great turn of speed and he had a clear lead as he passed the post the first time and he appeared to get further and further in front as they approached the finishing line. Tonight he has the luxury of a very quick beginner being drawn in the red and a fairly average beginner draw in the three, so that should allow him to get all the breaks in the early stages. This event isn’t overly strong and if he reproduces last Sunday’s performance he will take a power of beating.

Sign Of Snow has scored two highly impressive Geelong wins over 596m of late and on both occasions he has beaten some gun middle distance chasers. He has raced well here in the past and it appears that his confidence is sky high again. Miss Society is drawn to lead for a long way and she actually showed a little more strength when scoring here in 34.47 last week. Tonight’s event is probably a little stronger but she should have built up a big enough lead to hold on for a place. Kayo Marciarno is the run on dog in the event and he is a great anchor for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Harvey Norman – Springvale Ht510:12 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MO TOWN SAN [5]43130.13(1)P Clark (Wangaratta)
2RICK FERN [5]73514FSTDM Mason (Finley)
3DR. DON [5]15111FSHW Mcmahon (Darriman)
4DECANUS (QLD)[5]33154NBTK Chalker (Pearcedale)
5DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[5]84236NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
6CLASSY BOY [5]2252229.60(2)J Thorpe (Arthurs Creek)
7VICTA BALE (NSW)[5]4354529.66(1)S Collins (Lara)
8WIND WHISTLER [5]5232329.63(7)A Langton (Anakie)

High quality grade 5 which has only three genuine winning chances but they are very hard to split. I’ve decided to go with the classy Duchess Bale, her record here isn’t great but she has been racing in Free For All company for quite a while now. She hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in recent months but she does have the ability to ping the lids and if she can land on the bunny she will be running some sort of time.

Wind Whistler has won four of seven over this trip and he has produced some enormous performances at The Meadows when competing in the Maturity Classic series recently. He gets a long way back in the early stages but once he gets out into open space he is capable of producing a blistering turn of speed. His chances hinge on him being able to get through the first bend relatively unscathed and if he does get that luck in running he will make a major impact. Dr. Don is the real up and comer in the event, he has scored some sizzling wins on the country circuit in his brief career and he should have no trouble taking on the stronger chasers. His early and middle sectionals will be brilliant and the only query may be the last 30m.

Top Four: 5 – 8 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Duchess Bale

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards Ht610:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LAGOON MYTYE (NSW)[5]51162NBTT Reid (Yuroke)
2SISCO GOOD [5]43532NBTR Galea (Brookfield)
3COMPA ALLEN (NSW)[5]43121FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
4ASTRONOMIC (WA)[5]35211NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
5CONQUER FEAR [5]6418229.88(1)G Howell (Pearcedale)
10DR. TIMOTHY [5]Res.15836NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
7DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]17467NBTS Collins (Lara)
8SOUL EATER [5]3424829.70(2)J Maple (Little River)

Astronomic appears to have found his WA form with two brilliant Meadows wins of late. Of the two wins, the latest one was the most impressive because he had to overcome a few difficulties in the early stages and he had to work very hard for victory. Once again he hasn’t drawn too favourably but he has a heap of natural speed and there isn’t a lot of speed drawn underneath him.

Conquer Fear is facing an enormous rise in class and he is going to be massive odds but I give him some hope of scoring. Last start at Sale he got polaxed early but he still hit the line hard and went down by less than two lengths. This is obviously a big test but he does have quite a few gears and he may surprise a few here. Lagoon Mytye and Dyna Geldof appear to be the other winning hopes.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 1,4,5/1,4,5,7/1,2,3,4,5,7 ($24 for 100%)

Something small on Conquer Fear each way

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 Heat – 10:52PM

Lektra Hawk hasn’t experienced a lot of luck in his most recent racing and I would expect him to show a lot more improvement from the red draw. He has been slow to begin in recent times but he should be able to anticipate the start a lot better tonight and if he can hold them out he will prove very hard to reel in.

Grand Faith can be hit or miss early but he is capable of reeling off sizzling sectionals when he pings. There is a little bit of speed drawn on his outside but he has enough pace to hold them out and he has won here previously in a very slick 29.49. Dyna Yenite led for a long way here last week and he must be included in your exotic bets, whilst Pappa Galo has a very quick 29.45 PB over this trip and he is always thereabouts in these kind of races.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lektra Hawk and Grand Faith

Trifecta: 1,2/1,2,3,4/1,2,3,4,5,8 ($24 for 100%)

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

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

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Race 1: He’s A Villain

 

Race No. 1Henley Raiders Rugby League Club…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,555 2nd: $730 3rd: $365.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHO DE PUNK653635.05Walter Harkins
2AEROPLANE BOWSER443535.39Walter Harkins
3HE’S A VILLIAN752335.75Lisa Rasmussen
4PANDORA’S SIN164235.48Wendy Matcott
5CORRINE CORRINA151135.32Kenneth Trowbridge
6MINDCETTE582235.25Lester Harris
7AS IT GOES316334.92Oswald Chegia
8VICTA VICTORIA413535.03Ronald Schadow

Wide open race to kick off the night but I think the classy As It Goes can return to the winners list. There isn’t a whole heap of early speed in this event so she should be able to settle in the top three and she has won here previously in a sizzling 34.92. The main dangers appear to be Victa Victoria who is perfectly placed in the pink, He’s A Villain who’s bursting to breakthrough and track specialist Pandora’s Sin

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on As It Goes and He’s A Villain

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

Trifecta: 3,7,8/3,4,7,8/2,3,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Hrrlc-henley Beach Hotel Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER MERC277330.07Angela Modra
2CHARMED ASSASSIN461429.60Petar Jovanovic
3WIREGRASS277429.96Ben Rawlings
4LILLY WAS HERE866729.88Leanne Fagan
5GALILEE SPIRIT177429.62Robert Isaacson
6PRINCESS TEE424229.87Oswald Chegia
7VICTA BROOKE252329.77Ronald Schadow
8MAX ROCKS421630.14Kevin Murnane

Princess Tee was enormous here last start and she should get a clear run into the first bend. Galilee Spirit will start favourite but he will cop some bother from Lilly Was Here in the early stages. Charmed Assassin was a top 30.15 winner here two runs back and he should fill the quinella spot.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Princess Tee

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

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

 

Race No. 3Hrrlc-sa Energy Solutions Stake …7:55 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POIDA685630.32Leanne Fagan
2CHILLI IN WHITE143430.22Desmond Hockley
3DYNA WISTA234730.16Tony Rasmussen
4HONKY TONK DOLL522129.82Sidney Topp
5MISS ICY ROSIE226430.43Steve Meimetis
6YOUNG GUN MCBAIN564730.63Todd Kelly
7DYNA MOTLEY223430.32Wendy Matcott
8ANTONIO TYSON223830.60Tony Lagana

Honky Tonk Doll put it all together with a sizzling 29.91 win here last week and with an ounce of luck early she should repeat the dose, she will be short but she does have panels on this lot. Chilli In White can muster pace quickly and she will get plenty of room early on, if the favourite finds trouble she should be good enough to capitalise. Dyna Motley is a real up and comer and he will continue to improve.

Top Four: 4 – 2 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 4/2,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Hrrlc-joe’s Live Lobster Exports…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SCREAMIN’325330.28Ben Rawlings
2SHAMROCK PETAL414530.26Robert Isaacson
3ALDERLEY RIOT675130.45Terrance Cahalan
4OMAR BALE354329.97Wendy Matcott
5COOL DUKE236730.57Kevin Murnane
6VELOCITY DAFF162530.09Kim Johnstone
7POP’S CASTLE723430.42Damien Smith
8KALDEN KOSTELLO462130.04Troy Murray

Kalden Kostello showed a great turn of foot when scoring here last week in 30.04 and tonight he finds himself in a race in which he should be able to find a cheap lead. The pink draw is a slight concern but if he crosses he will get the cash. Screamin’ is never far away and she is drawn to be prominent throughout, whilst Shamrock Petal can run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/1,2,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 5Hrrlc-country Brewer Kilburn Sta…8:38 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN354630.02Kim Johnstone
2ANIMATE233629.93Lester Harris
3DOONA BALE648430.01Tony Rasmussen
4QUEEN RASCAL117730.12Michael Stewart
5DYNA ERWIN152629.84Wendy Matcott
6HAIRY BEAR518730.08Cameron Butcher
7BOGIE PRINCE738129.83Ben Rawlings
8FIERY MCBAIN368630.06Todd Kelly

Bogie Prince has been sparingly raced of late but he returned to racing last week with a brilliant 22.35 win here over 388m, tonight he has a favourable wide draw and if he can burn them off early he should win. Animate should get a nice sit early and she can run home strongly into a place, whilst Dyna Erwin and Doona Bale can both run a big race at odds.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 7/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Exacta: 2,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 62014 Sa National Distance Champi…8:58 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JACKO LANKAN453343.51Petar Jovanovic
2LONG GULLY SURF444443.26Paula Hearnden
3KAYLARIKKI343243.22Raymond Burgess
4PSYCHOTIC GOLD121143.13Petar Jovanovic
5GENGHIS KAHN354443.99Kathleen Johnstone
6DEFIB DARYL371243.26Petar Jovanovic
7ZARA MCLAREN232343.25Helen Foster
8TOKEN MCLAREN412142.89Donald Foster

Psychotic Gold has been in rare form of late and it’s really hard to see her being beaten. On current form she is at least four lengths better than Token McLaren and I would expect her to settle in front of Token McLaren early on. Defib Daryl was massive in his heat and if he gets a clear run early he will be in the mix again. Token McLaren loves this track and trip and if he crosses from the pink he will take some holding out.

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Psychotic Gold

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

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

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

 

Race No. 7Hrrlc-mighty M-first For Steel M…9:22 PM
2/3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FIRE TYSON254229.58Tony Lagana
2WINGARD211329.71Desmond Hockley
3KALDEN BALERION122529.75Troy Murray
4YODA BALE124130.21Tony Rasmussen
5CAIRNLEA PETER236229.98Robyn Mackellar
6ENCOSTA KAHN535629.79Kathleen Johnstone
7ALLEN ILLEM425129.81Tony Rasmussen
8VELOCITY BREEZE113630.03Kim Johnstone

Wingard is a faultless beginner and if he can cross Fire Tyson in the first 50m he should be off and gone with the prize. He was a tad disappointing on Monday but he should make amends tonight. Kalden Balerion can be hard to follow but if he gets away on terms he will give the favourite something to think about. Fire Tyson is drawn poorly but if he gets some room early he can figure prominently.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Wingard

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

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

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

 

Race No. 82014 Sa National Sprint Champion…9:41 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIDNEY’S SHADOW321129.56Cameron Butcher
2WILD SOUL111329.79Kim Johnstone
3SET THE SCENE5X1229.66Laurence Cahalan
4KALDEN GAMBINO431129.70Troy Murray
5REGAL LOOPER131229.70Cameron Butcher
6FARMEROO421229.78Robyn Mackellar
7SPORTING TEARS411329.85Steve Meimetis
8CAIRNLEA LAYLA111129.44Robyn Mackellar

Quality final and the box draw is going to play a big role. Sidney’s Shadow is a reliable beginner and she has been racing in explosive fashion. From the red draw she should be able to punch through and lead throughout. Wild Soul is another who is flying at the moment and he only needs an ounce of luck early. Regal Looper can cause a boil over, whilst Cairnlea Layla will be short but she will have trouble crossing.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/2,3,5/2,3,4,5,6,8 ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 9Hrrlc-profile Audio (sa Owned) S…10:05 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MADISON MCLAREN811530.27Helen Foster
2ALLINGA DOT332130.13Yvonne King
3VINSATO132230.09Lauren Harris
4BLACK BOTTLE8131NBTKathleen Johnstone
5PHIL DE MAGIC642230.32Ben Rawlings
6STATELY LIGHT484130.45Bozidar Stamenkovic
7LITTLE DAKOTA214429.88Colin Simes
8MAGNUM MCBAIN421230.60Todd Kelly

Allinga Dot recorded a top placing here last week behind the promising Dodger I Am and if she can find the fence early she will take a power of beating. Little Dakota has loads of talent and he only needs a clear run in the early stages to feature. Vinsato showed a return to form when placed here last week and he can run a nice race again.

Top Four: 2 – 7 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allinga Dot

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

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

Exacta: 2,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Hrrlc-three Humped Camel Stake C…10:25 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KISAI BLADE331229.95Petar Jovanovic
2BOGIE YATES551330.48Ben Rawlings
3NEVADA SMITH315630.00Gavin Harris
4BIG MICK DEE432629.98Lisa Rasmussen
5VELOCITY LYREM372730.14Kim Johnstone
6KALDEN PLAYBOY4473NBTTroy Murray
7PIERO5X1530.13Robert Isaacson
8BUGSY TAYLOR382129.95Michael Giniotis

Really tough race but I think Kisai Blade should get the job done. He won’t be flashy odds but he is drawn to get a nice sit early on and he should prove too strong in the run home. Nevada Smith should settle in the top three early and he has a top record here. Kalden Playboy must be kept safe, he is a former WA chaser and he has recently joined the powerful Murray kennel.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,6/1,3,6/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($24 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Hrrlc-croydon Brewery Stake Cta …10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WANT THAT RABBIT251430.67Christopher Martin
2DYNA ARCEUS58X631.07Tony Rasmussen
3ALLEN ULTRON562530.46Lisa Rasmussen
4HASHTAG HARRY544330.37Todd Kelly
5SHAMUS’S ENTITY6454NBTBen Rawlings
6SPRING PEBBLES354730.71Wendy Matcott
7ZELEMAR STEEL367230.99Paul Fagan
8LEKTRA BETTY353130.58Wendy Matcott

Want That Rabbit finally broke through with a strong 31.01 Gawler win and he is drawn to repeat the dose. Hashtag Harry has been racing in much stronger company of late and if he can get away cleanly he will give them something to catch.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Eyes Bigger Than The Stomach?

When it comes to productivity and profits, more may not be better. Consider how racing programs are put together.

Half way through this calendar year it seems the number of dogs actually racing in Australia is still creeping upwards. Between 2010 and 2013 that figure was actually rising by an average of about 1% a year. The first two quarters of 2014 continued that trend. The average annual figure is now 13,900.

We obtain that figure by identifying every dog starting in a race, and then deleting duplicate names.

What we don’t know is where they are coming from. The latest breeding data from Greyhounds Australasia are for 2011. However, we know that there was a small decline over the previous 10 years while snippets from some state reports indicate breeding activity is still flat at best.

Since there are more races being run, it follows that the extra dogs are from the bottom of the barrel, probably encouraged by the addition of low class races to the program (T3, Class C, etc).

The next step is that some of those slow dogs tend to filter through to normal provincial meetings, thereby lowering standards there and making predictions more difficult.

The positive aspect is that a higher percentage of dogs are enjoying a useful racing life. Even so, the actual numbers involved would be tiny – probably a miniscule percentage of the 15,000 or so whelped annually.

Move along to another aspect of this subject – one that was highlighted recently when the gallops in Victoria decided to add a ninth race to the standard 8-race Saturday city meeting, but offered only 50% of normal prize money. Nominations may not be a problem but quality will be.

This copies steps the greyhound code took many years ago to turn traditional 10-race meetings into 12-race meetings, mainly because the TAB system could cope with the higher number and clubs wanted some extra cash. It’s still working in Victoria and WA and to a lesser extent in SA. But elsewhere they are flat out getting numbers for 10-race meetings. Even in Victoria, one in five races starts with an empty box, while in WA it is noteworthy that one race on the customary Cannington program has been turned in to a country standard 297m event – also due to a shortage of nominations. And Mandurah programs are splattered with 302m events, which are jumping contests rather than true races. In fact, in every state shorter races are making up a bigger proportion of the total. That suits lower quality dogs but generally punters prefer longer races.

The question that arises is whether the gallops or the greyhounds are doing better under the expanded regime.

Short fields are a negative to start off with as they discourage exotic bets. But equally as critical is whether programmers are robbing Peter to pay Paul. The constant overlap in starting times, exacerbated by delayed harness races as well as clashes between SKY1 and SKY2, results in gamblers jumping from one to the other and back again. Even if they wanted to, customers are physically unable to bet on both and will certainly not be able to sort out the prices in time.

There is every indication that the industry supply has already exceeded the demand from customers. Hence the terrible pools for some provincial events – $4,000 or so in a Win pool is certainly unworkable and would turn off serious punters. Remember also that not only are the three racing codes competing with one another but on several days each week with football matches in their four codes, all of which attract gamblers.

Racing authorities may claim they are getting higher overall incomes from all the extra races but that is an assertion, not a proven fact. For example, I watched a delayed dog race the other day increase its Win pool from $10,000 to $15,000 purely because it was sitting up there on the screen for a few minutes longer. People had a few dollars in their pocket and intended to invest in something, no matter what. And what they put on the dog race could not go on another race.

There will be an ideal middle ground somewhere but all the evidence suggests that we have gone past it into an area of diminishing returns. Meantime, the whole process has reduced the quality of the average race and turned off many serious punters. What is the cost of that, and was it worth it?

And will the Melbourne gallops come up against the same barrier?

Only a serious independent study would have any hope of uncovering the real truth and establishing whether the costs exceed the benefits. Meantime, media releases will contain the usual waffle.

SOME VETERINARY ECONOMICS

This information should be seen in the light of the recent Commonwealth change of policy to deregulate university fees. It comes from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling and AVA, reported by Fairfax Media.

Direct cost of six-year veterinary degree – $57,568 (under current conditions)
Starting salary for graduates – $47,300 (assumed to rise at 3% pa)
Expected HECs debt – $101,470 (with interest at long term bond rate of 5.21%)
Payback period – 22 years.

If universities were to increase course fees by 20% under new conditions, then …

Total debt – $250,330
Repayment period – 31 years.

80% of veterinary graduates are now women.

Note that any fee increases are now in the control of the universities, not the government. Effectively, repayments would rise if the student ends up staying out of the workforce for any reason including – for women in particular – starting a family. Nevertheless, a statement attributed to AVA president Julia Nicholls that “fee deregulation would have a disastrous impact” is quite misleading. It’s the cry of an organisation that wants more taxpayer support at a time when the nation cannot afford it. Anyway, it may not be justified.

It is not the concept of deregulation that is the key, but what universities do under that deregulated regime.
Fees could go up or down and by varying amounts from one to the other. If they charge too much then students will go elsewhere. They must also be considered in the light of future changes in salaries paid to veterinarians.

It’s certainly a field that racing administrators should be watching closely.

Can Hougenie Escape With The 2014 Queensland National Distance Title?

The Queensland representative for the National Distance final will be decided this Thursday night when they hold their own state final at Albion Park.

The winner will earn the right to represent the Sunshine State at Cannington on August 23rd in the National final.

Queensland’s last winner of the national final was Dashing Corsair in 2011 but you have to go back a few years to find the one before him.

It was in 1999 when Kobble Creek took out the event and capped off a terrific decade for the banana benders. In fact, Queenslanders took out no less than five National Distance finals in the 1990′s with Just A Charm (1991), Billy’s Blonde (1993), Boronia Blossom (1995 & 96) and Kobble Creek (1999) all saluting.

They will be hoping to revisit those halcyon days in 2014.

This year’s final contains some of Queensland’s most consistent “half milers”, with several appearing to be genuine winning chances.

The distance final is race five on the card and is scheduled to jump at 8:05pm.

Here is a look at the 2014 field with Centrebet’s fixed odds market prices. Centrebet are also offering readers with a $200 free bet;

1 – Set Her Again ($9.00) – Bruce Linnan - A reasonably consistent bitch who has won three from nine over this trip and has a good record from box one. The main concern is that she has not won since May in seven starts and has only filled a placing on two of those occasions. She will need to reproduce something like her personal best of 41.83 here to be a winning chance.

2 – Seven Straight ($31) – Jeff Cumming - Is yet to win over the 710 metre trip and has also not won for over two months. He does appreciate the inside draw but looks outclassed in this one.

3 – Suspect Claims ($31) – Deborah Arnold - Has only recently graduated to the longer trips and is showing some sort of promise to reach this final. She is yet to win over the 710 metre trip and despite being a likely improver, may need a little more time to be competitive against some of these dogs.

4 – Slippin’ Nova – ($51) – Amy O’Reilly - A winner of just two from 33 who is yet to fill a placing in three attempts over this journey. He was beaten a long way by Hougenie in the heats and looks out of his depth in this.

5 – Wag Tail ($2.20) – Christina Harman - Arguably Queensland’s best stayer at the moment. She has won eight from 14 over this trip, including a best of 41.69. If there are concerns they are the facts that she has not won from box five in two attempts and that she was beaten 4 1/2 lengths by Hougenie last week. She is very short in the betting, take her on trust.

6 – Mullaway ($4.80) – Joanne Price - A consistent type who has finished in the top two at his last four outings. He has won one and been placed in four of eight attempts over 710 metres. He has finished a close second to Rain Stream at his last two starts and is not far away from another win but his place chances appear better here.

7 – Hougenie ($3.50) – Peter Ruetschi - Returned from an unsuccessful campaign at The Meadows to land her first 710 metre win here last week. She set the time standard of 41.95 in last week’s heats and has a superb record from wide draws. She looks value at $4.00 and is the obvious danger to the favourite.

8 – Rain Stream ($8.00) – Robert Handyside – Backed up her surprise Presidents Cup win two weeks ago with another win in last week’s heats. She now has an imposing 710 metre record of three starts for two wins and a third and has not missed a place in her last six races. Her best is only 42.09 but she is an improver and a definite each-way proposition here.

Selections: 7-8-5-6

2014 Victorian National Distance Final Is An Absolute Cracker

It is being billed as a clash between two of Australia’s most exciting stayers, but in reality it is much more than that.

This Thursday night Sandown Park will host the final of the AGRA National Distance Championship Victorian Final. It is likely to be the most anticipated of all of the state finals in both the sprint and distance events.

If nothing else, it is most definitely equal of the quality of any group one event over the longer trip that you are likely to see in the next 12 months.

A quick snapshot of the field shows champion bitch Xylia Allen, multiple Group One winner Sweet It Is along with other Group winners Born Ali, Dyna Willow and Mepunga Tiara, what a race!

The winner will collect $12,000 and book their place in the national final at Cannington on August 23rd.

Here is a look at the field and the current fixed odds prices at Sportingbet;

1 – Mepunga Tiara ($5.50) – Jeff Britton - A very consistent bitch who had made multiple Group finals before she finally broke through by winning the Group Two Victorian Distance Championship at The Meadows recently. Loves to do her work from in front and has finished in the top two in six of her eight appearances from box one. She registered a personal best of 41.95 in her heat win. She has not missed a place in her four starts at Sandown Park and should she find the front early, she will be a major player here.

2 – Xylia Allen ($2.60) – Jenny Hunt - Australia’s champion sprinter/stayer who is nearing the all-time stakes earnings record set by Miata. She was back to winning form in her heat with a swift 41.70 win which was her 10th win in her last 11 starts. She is the one to beat and if she is anywhere near her best, she is unstoppable.

3 – Looby Lu – SCRATCHED

4 – Sweet It Is ($2.40) – Darren McDonald - A dual Group One winning bitch who’s racing style has thrilled race-goers in recent times. She is yet to break the 42-second barrier at Sandown Park in winning four of her eight starts there. If she gets a clean crack at them then she will be flying home late. Luck in the running is everything to her chances.

5 – Dyna Willow ($8.50) – Steve Collins - Possibly the forgotten dog of the field who has her fourth start back from a three-month layoff in this race. She has won four of her seven starts from box five and has a personal best winning time of 41.99. She has been a bit slow away from the boxes in her three second-placings since her return and will need to be closer to the pace to be a winning hope.

6 – Born Ali ($34) – Robert Britton - The Group One Galaxy winner who has been racing well below her best of late. She has not won since late March and has a less than flattering record at Sandown Park with just one win from seven starts. This race looks too tough for her on current form.

7 – Zipping Rory ($10) – Bethany Daprain - The youngster of the field who speared the lids and set the time standard of 41.67 in last week’s heats. He is yet to salute in two goes from box seven but if he can come out again like last week he will not be far off the pace. He looks to be the knockout chance.

8 – Liara Allen ($34) – Steve Collins - A consistent bitch who has only recently graduated to top-tier racing. She is yet to win beyond 700 metres which is a concern in this sort of company. It would be a surprise to see her winning this.

9 – Echelonic Action ($41) – Robert Camilleri - A brother to Sweet It Is who has been racing constantly over the middle distances but is yet to win beyond 700 metres. This looks like a very tough assignment for him.

10 – Zipping Joe ($20) – Darren McDonald – A Sandown Cup and Victorian Distance Championship finalist who would not be out of place in this final. Needs a bit of luck during his races due to his lack of box manners but has a big motor and will be running on.

Selections: 2-1-4-5

Tony Brett Has Strong Showing In Queensland National Sprint Final

Grandchester-based trainer Tony Brett looks a good chance to book himself a ticket to Cannington for the Nationals. He will rug up three runners in the Queensland National Sprint final on Thursday night at Albion Park and his fastest charge, Flash Reality, has drawn the coveted rails alley.

The quickest qualifier through to the finals was Give You Credit.

Box 1 – Flash Reality (Tony Brett)

Since joining Tony Brett’s kennels, this dog by Premier Fantasy and Orara Flash (Bond – Sweet Elite) has been almost unstoppable in Queensland. This year he has taken out the Group One Winter Carnival Cup and the Group Two Queensland Derby at Albion Park. He has gone close to the track record in a couple of wins and Brett rates him highly. If he runs up to his form, he will be off to prove himself at Cannington.

Box 2 – Fancy Stiches (Noela Hazelgrove)

Prior to last week’s third placing in the heats to Exhibitionist, Fancy Stiches had run last at her previous two starts. The Velocette and Whirly Storm (Black Enforcer – Cyclone Chrissy) bitch has won five from 20 at the track with a best time of 30.00. She will be at long odds in this race.

Box 3 – Gumlow Star (Sandra Hunt)

Gumlow Star finished one length second behind Exhibitionist last week. The El Galo and Jackpot Return (Bombastic Shiraz – Call Me Cash) bitch was a finalist in the Group One Winter Carnival Cup earlier this year but didn’t run a place. Her recent form has been mixed with just the one win from her last five starts. Her best is 30.07 and she will need to improve to take this out.

Box 4 – King Elliot (Reg Hazelgrove)

The red brindle Dyna Lachlan and Slick Candy (Black Enforcer – Cyclone Chrissy) dog was a finalist in the 2014 Flying Amy Classic. In his 27 start career, he has won 10 races. Four of those wins have been at Albion Park with a best time of 30.21. He ran second to Flash Reality last week from box two. He now moves to the less than desirable box four draw for the final.

Box 5 – Placid Planet (Tony Brett)

Brett’s second runner in the final ran third to Give You Credit last week. The Cosmic Rumble and Bogie Angel (Bond – Bogie Leigh) dog lacks nothing on the breeding side and in his 16 start career he has won six and placed on seven other occasions. He has run 29.86 at the track but will need to show pace to overcome the squeeze draw.

Box 6 – Cyndie’s Special (William Elson)

Cyndie’s Special performed really well behind Give You Credit last week, going down by just three quarters of a length in 29.90. The Premier Fantasy and Regal Silver (Surf Lorian – Wongawillisue) bitch is no stranger to feature race finals, finishing second in the 2014 Group Two Queensland Futurity. She had box two last week and this week moves to box six. She has won twice from this draw.

Box 7 – Give You Credit (Peter Ruetschi)

Give You Credit returned to the winners circle last week, which was testament to his chasing ability as he fell at his start prior at The Meadows. The Outa Credit and Where Are You (Hallucinate – Duel’s Me Mum) dog recorded his best time at the track last week (29.90), leading all the way from the box three draw. He has won just once from box seven but if he repeats last week’s efforts he could challenge Flash Reality.

Box 8 – Exhibitionist (Tony Brett)

Similar to Give You Credit, Exhibitionist recovered from a last start fall to secure a win in her heat last week. The bitch by Superman and Naughty Nicki (Bombastic Shiraz – Outrageous Claim) has won three of her last five and is the third of Brett’s runners in this final. She has won twice from the wide draw and has the pace to cross. Her best at the track is 29.99. She will need the luck in the early stages.

Reserves

Rose Of Galo (9) can show some pace and she is highly experienced at Albion Park, winning 12 from 34 starts at the track. She ran third in the Group Three Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park earlier this year. She isn’t without a chance if she gets a start. Yogi Blue (10) has struck an inconsistent patch of form, winning just one race in his last five starts. He finished fourth behind Give You Credit last week, beaten six and a half lengths. He will need a return to form to feature if he gets a run.

This Week In Racing History

AUGUST
6

The first greyhound hurdle using a jumping mechanical lure ever to be tried in Australia took place at Wentworth Park in 1954. The device had been invented by Pat Kieran, the ground manager at Wentworth Park. The first hurdle using the jumping hare was run over 580 yards (530 metres) and taken out by the favourite, First Entry, by eight lengths.

Swazi Flash, owned and trained by Alan Pringle, won the first running of the Chairman’s Cup over 720 metres at Wentworth Park, in 1988. Swazi Flash scored by six lengths from Francis John with Miss Pegasus a further seven lengths away third, recording 42.16 on the grass surface, just 7/100ths outside the track record. Swazi Flash had now won nine of her 12 career starts.

7
Roanokee won the 1997 Queensland Derby (520 metres, Albion Park) by six and a half lengths from Planet Hollywood, running 30.00 to set a new race record, clipping 28/100ths off the mark set by Jurassic Vapour three years earlier. Roanokee earned $12,000 for trainer Roger Green.

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Phantom’s Return won the 1966 Silver Chief Classic, run over 560 yards at Olympic Park. He earned $2,000 for the victory, running 30.14/16.

Kyasha won the 1994 Anniversary Trophy by a head from Terasaki. This was the last Anniversary Trophy to be held at Olympic Park. The race would not be run again until 2000, when it was reintroduced at The Meadows.

9
Black Top took out the 1963 four-dog invitational Interstate Challenge, run over 580 yards at Wentworth Park. Black Top used box one to full advantage to defeat the Victorian pair of The Stripper and Mulga Bay by three lengths in a fast 31.2. Black top’s litter brother, Keen Linen, finished fourth.

Carry On Coley took out the 1993 Anniversary Trophy, over 511 metres at Olympic Park, for trainer Alan Britton, scoring by almost three lengths from Artic Express and Celadon in a fast 29.73.

10
Rules won the 1989 McKenna Memorial at Sandown Park (716 metres), defeating Dorak and Carmella’s Charm. Champion stayer Bold Trease finished fifth. Two years earlier he had run second to great rival High Intensity.

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Woolley Wilson downed Mystery Man by two and a half lengths to win the inaugural running of the Sid Graham Memorial Trophy, over 587 yards at Richmond, in 1972. Woolley Wilson earned $1,000 for the victory. It was the only time the race was run over the sprint journey. From 1973 onwards it was contested over 722 metres.

The first running of the Chairman’s Cup took place, in 1984. Run over 732 metres at Harold Park, the race was taken out by Secret Secret (box 4) from No Exceptions and Sharyn’s Vogue.

Secret Code ran 26.01 to set a new track record for 460 metres at Bundaberg, in 2007.

Lady Arko snipped 2/100ths from the 715 metres track record at Sandown in 2011 when she scored in 41.55 to take out the National Distance Championship Victorian State Final. This was the fourth time in less than nine months the track record had been broken, coming down from the 41.70 run by So Seductive the previous year.

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Pol’s Duke, trained by veteran conditioner Ed Tucker, annexed the 1972 Sandown Hurdle Championship, winning by two lengths from Venetian Note and Faboc and picking up $3,000.

Psychotic Gold The One To Beat In SA National Distance Final

Petar Jovanovic almost looks to have a mortgage on the SA National Distance final at Angle Park on Thursday night; qualifying three runners for the final including fastest heat winner Psychotic Gold. The Foster family will be looking to challenge Jovanovic’s chances with brother and sister duo Token McLaren and Zara McLaren.

Here’s a look at each of the finalists;

Box 1 – Jacko Lankan (Petar Jovanovic)

Jovanovic’s first runner is probably his longest shot of winning. The Vapour Whirl and Molly Corleone (Token Prince – Miss Corleone) dog finished five and a quarter lengths third behind Token McLaren last week . He doesn’t have a great record from box one and his last win was back in May this year.

Box 2 – Long Gully Surf (Paula Hearnden)

Long Gully Surf has met Psychotic Gold in four of his last five starts and has been beaten convincingly each time. Last week, the Surf Lorian and Blue Palace (Go Wild Teddy – Queen Mint) dog went down by 14 lengths to finish fourth. He has only run one placing in his last five starts so is likely to find this just a little too hard.

Box 3 – Kaylarikki (Raymond Burgess)

The Path To Power and Spence’s Girl (Our Spence – Dharma) dog is yet to record a win over the staying trip at Angle Park. The closest he has come is a second placing behind Psychotic Gold last week; but he was over 11 lengths behind the pace. It doesn’t look like he can overcome the likes of Psychotic Gold in this race.

Box 4 – Psychotic Gold (Petar Jovanovic)

Psychotic Gold has been the in-form stayer coming into this series and the Vapour Whirl and Molly’s Gold (Bond – Resigned) bitch was dominant last week, winning by more than 11 lengths in a best of night performance of 43.13. It was her fastest win at the track and she looks the one to beat.

Box 5 – Genghis Kahn (Kathleen Johnstone)

Genghis Kahn led but was run down by Token McLaren to finish fourth in his heat. The Brett Lee and Another Request (Collision – Double Guess) dog is yet to prove he can stay, now failing twice over the trip. He may lead this field but he will struggle to hold on.

Box 6 – Defib Daryl (Petar Jovanovic)

Defib Daryl has shown he is capable of running the 731 metre distance, winning three from seven over the staying distance and placing on three other occasions. The Talk’s Cheap and Shakira Orchid (Tommy Quick – Lynishia Star) dog has gone 43.26 back in April this year. He was beaten just three quarters of a length by Token McLaren last week. He is a good each-way chance.

Box 7 – Zara McLaren (Helen Foster)

Zara McLaren was third behind Psychotic Gold last week and based on that she will need to improve to feature. Her last win was back in May but the Token Prince and Stevie McLaren (Stately Bird – Jay Lo McLaren) bitch has been very consistent, running a place in her last five starts.

Box 8 – Token McLaren (Donald Foster)

Of the two siblings, Token McLaren looks the best chance. He is a winner of nine from 13 at the track and has the fastest personal best in the race of 42.89. He ran his best in November last year. He won last week’s heat in 43.58 from box four. He has three wins from box eight and will present as the main danger to Psychotic Gold.

Reserves

Victa Victoria (9) was fifth behind Psychotic Gold last week. She is relatively new to the staying trip so may struggle against some of ether seasoned stayers in the final if she gains a run. Husky Dreamer (10) ran fifth to Token McLaren in the heats. He has just two wins from 36 starts over the 731 metre distance so he will be at long odds to take this out if he was to gain a starting place in the final.

What Can Winning Boxes Tell You?

Many years ago I wrote that “A well laid out track should produce a set of winning box percentages where no one box delivers less than 10% of all winners and where box 6 is the worst of the lot. If that does not apply, look for some peculiarity in track design which might be causing the problem”.

That principle still holds true today. In fact, you could enlarge on it. Three guidelines will quickly identify odd ones out:

1. Box 1 should be at or below 18%.
2. Box 6 (the worst) should not be less than 10%.
3. Box 8 should be around 12%.

All those rules hold good for one country – New Zealand – but not for the USA and not for Australia, where outcomes are erratic.

A survey of the seven main NZ tracks, using long term data, confirms that winners are more evenly spread with perhaps just one exception at Forbury in Otago, where 1 and 8 do better than expected over its 545m distance (which is worth checking).

Considering box 1, six of the nine sample tracks we looked at in Australia produce well over 18% of winners – Albion Park (20.1), Launceston (20.7), Sandown (18.4), Meadows (19.4), Wentworth Park (19.3), and Cannington (18.8). Most of those also had either many more or many fewer winners from box 8 than the expected average. In four of the nine, the worst box was not 6 but either 5 or 7. In total, that’s a disease.

Our underlying principles do not just apply in Australia and New Zealand. 10 year figures for English tracks, where only six runners take part, show the same thing. Here is an 8,000 race sample taken from a U.K. publication (Win at Greyhound Racing, Oldcastle Books, 1977):

Box 1 2 3 4 5 6
Winning % 19 16.6 15.3 14.9 16.7 17.1

 

Certainly, the English track managers seed dogs according to their railing ability. Even so, the wins are nicely spread, indicating a low interference level, and the saucer-shaped set of figures conforms to the basic principles of good design. Irish data is probably similar but their authority does not publish any figures.

So what’s wrong with Australia?

The first clue is obvious – cutaway first turns (the turn within the turn) at Wentworth Park, Bulli, The Meadows, Launceston and Cannington always do two things; they give the inside dog an additional advantage, one that it does not really need; and some dogs cannot handle the more complex turn, thereby causing interference as they move off.

The next clue is that some turns bring dogs together, rather than keeping them apart. That causes an unholy mess: The Meadows and Albion Park seem to be the worst there. Allied to that is the Sandown experience, which does all sorts of funny things, such as causing dogs to bump on the way to the turn and then prompting some inside dogs to dance to the right when they get there.

Horsham and Angle Park are better than most, although some mixing is present on the turn. Both have relatively low but still dominant box 1 figures.

Flat first turns at Richmond and Ipswich cause no end of trouble while Dapto’s boxes are jammed in against the line of the running rail. All generate interference.

In other cases, notably Bulli, a flat home turn throws dogs off and significantly changes the running order.

Generally, Australian track designs display a suck-it-and-see syndrome. In other words, the designs have no backing in engineering or any other discipline. They have just happened.

The foundation of New Zealand track designs is unknown, although their relative young age suggests that they may have learnt from experience elsewhere. Observations suggest turn banking is kinder than in Australia while the big swinger is the use of the follow-on-lure system which appears to offer dogs a wider and higher view.

Indeed, lengthy FOL trials in Brisbane and Adelaide produced lower levels of failing to chase convictions and lower injury rates as well. That outcome is consistent with obtaining a good sight of the lure and also with keeping dogs further apart. It is more than a shame that such experience has been wasted.

So, are winning boxes the answer to good track designs? No, not by themselves, but they are the prime evidence that tells you to look further. They are the red flags.

The trick is to find a solution that meshes the desires of a random and changing mix of dogs with a man-made collection of steel, loam and fluff. That’s not a simple task. To do it well demands some thousands of hours of study. However, we do have some basic principles to work with.

1. Never put boxes on a bend.
2. Make turns simple, even and well banked.
3. Switch to the follow-on-lure. There is nothing to lose.
4. Don’t guess – get the evidence first.
5. And listen to the dogs – they know best.

The above comments all refer to performances over the track’s main distance, where a good run to the first turn is available. Winning boxes for other distances will be more erratic as they are located on or near a turn.

Good data on winning boxes is not as easy to find as it should be. A major problem is that Victoria and Queensland some time ago shifted from long term data to providing it only for the previous 12 months. That means the majority of trips offer too few samples to justify statistical accuracy. A minimum of 400 is needed, but preferably 1,000 or more. In any case, current data for Queensland disappeared when it switched over to the NSW Ozchase system. The same thing happened when Tasmanian data was inserted.

In terms of racing information generally, the switch to the Ozchase system has put the industry back by 20 years.

The only reliable box information comes from National Tab form although even there the odd trip is doubtful as it does always not re-start data collection when the track undergoes a physical change but continues to use the same distance. Such changes always produce different winning box numbers. One example of that is the Maitland 400m trip.

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Thursday, 7 August 2014

Race No. 1Henley Raiders Rugby League Club…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,650 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,555 2nd: $730 3rd: $365.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHO DE PUNK653635.05Walter Harkins
2AEROPLANE BOWSER443535.39Walter Harkins
3HE’S A VILLIAN752335.75Lisa Rasmussen
4PANDORA’S SIN164235.48Wendy Matcott
5CORRINE CORRINA151135.32Kenneth Trowbridge
6MINDCETTE582235.25Lester Harris
7AS IT GOES316334.92Oswald Chegia
8VICTA VICTORIA413535.03Ronald Schadow
9DREAM CHOICE653635.19Todd Kelly
Race No. 2Hrrlc-henley Beach Hotel Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER MERC277330.07Angela Modra
2CHARMED ASSASSIN461429.60Petar Jovanovic
3WIREGRASS277429.96Ben Rawlings
4LILLY WAS HERE866729.88Leanne Fagan
5GALILEE SPIRIT177429.62Robert Isaacson
6PRINCESS TEE424229.87Oswald Chegia
7VICTA BROOKE252329.77Ronald Schadow
8MAX ROCKS421630.14Kevin Murnane
9KANAME BALE666730.86Wendy Matcott
10FAIR CHANGE558829.91Todd Kelly
Race No. 3Hrrlc-sa Energy Solutions Stake …7:55 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POIDA685630.32Leanne Fagan
2CHILLI IN WHITE143430.22Desmond Hockley
3DYNA WISTA234730.16Tony Rasmussen
4HONKY TONK DOLL522129.82Sidney Topp
5MISS ICY ROSIE226430.43Steve Meimetis
6YOUNG GUN MCBAIN564730.63Todd Kelly
7DYNA MOTLEY223430.32Wendy Matcott
8ANTONIO TYSON223830.60Tony Lagana
9DYNA SILKY568730.57Wendy Matcott
10PUNISHER BALE644630.27Wendy Matcott
Race No. 4Hrrlc-joe’s Live Lobster Exports…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SCREAMIN’325330.28Ben Rawlings
2SHAMROCK PETAL414530.26Robert Isaacson
3ALDERLEY RIOT675130.45Terrance Cahalan
4OMAR BALE354329.97Wendy Matcott
5COOL DUKE236730.57Kevin Murnane
6VELOCITY DAFF162530.09Kim Johnstone
7POP’S CASTLE723430.42Damien Smith
8KALDEN KOSTELLO462130.04Troy Murray
9AMUNRA874330.34Neil Mann
10WOODSIDE JAGGER755430.04Graham Smith
Race No. 5Hrrlc-country Brewer Kilburn Sta…8:38 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN354630.02Kim Johnstone
2ANIMATE233629.93Lester Harris
3DOONA BALE648430.01Tony Rasmussen
4QUEEN RASCAL117730.12Michael Stewart
5DYNA ERWIN152629.84Wendy Matcott
6HAIRY BEAR518730.08Cameron Butcher
7BOGIE PRINCE738129.83Ben Rawlings
8FIERY MCBAIN368630.06Todd Kelly
9AMUNRA874330.34Neil Mann
10WAVE JOCKEY548730.01Leanne Fagan
Race No. 62014 Sa National Distance Champi…8:58 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JACKO LANKAN453343.51Petar Jovanovic
2LONG GULLY SURF444443.26Paula Hearnden
3KAYLARIKKI343243.22Raymond Burgess
4PSYCHOTIC GOLD121143.13Petar Jovanovic
5GENGHIS KAHN354443.99Kathleen Johnstone
6DEFIB DARYL371243.26Petar Jovanovic
7ZARA MCLAREN232343.25Helen Foster
8TOKEN MCLAREN412142.89Donald Foster
9VICTA VICTORIA413543.84Ronald Schadow
10HUSKY DREAMER665543.19John Gale
Race No. 7Hrrlc-mighty M-first For Steel M…9:22 PM
2/3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FIRE TYSON254229.58Tony Lagana
2WINGARD211329.71Desmond Hockley
3KALDEN BALERION122529.75Troy Murray
4YODA BALE124130.21Tony Rasmussen
5CAIRNLEA PETER236229.98Robyn Mackellar
6ENCOSTA KAHN535629.79Kathleen Johnstone
7ALLEN ILLEM425129.81Tony Rasmussen
8VELOCITY BREEZE113630.03Kim Johnstone
Race No. 82014 Sa National Sprint Champion…9:41 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIDNEY’S SHADOW321129.56Cameron Butcher
2WILD SOUL111329.79Kim Johnstone
3SET THE SCENE5X1229.66Laurence Cahalan
4KALDEN GAMBINO431129.70Troy Murray
5REGAL LOOPER131229.70Cameron Butcher
6FARMEROO421229.78Robyn Mackellar
7SPORTING TEARS411329.85Steve Meimetis
8CAIRNLEA LAYLA111129.44Robyn Mackellar
9PUNISHMENT111329.84Carole Scott
10GALILEE SPIRIT177429.62Robert Isaacson
Race No. 9Hrrlc-profile Audio (sa Owned) S…10:05 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MADISON MCLAREN811530.27Helen Foster
2ALLINGA DOT332130.13Yvonne King
3VINSATO132230.09Lauren Harris
4BLACK BOTTLE8131NBTKathleen Johnstone
5PHIL DE MAGIC642230.32Ben Rawlings
6STATELY LIGHT484130.45Bozidar Stamenkovic
7LITTLE DAKOTA214429.88Colin Simes
8MAGNUM MCBAIN421230.60Todd Kelly
Race No. 10Hrrlc-three Humped Camel Stake C…10:25 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KISAI BLADE331229.95Petar Jovanovic
2BOGIE YATES551330.48Ben Rawlings
3NEVADA SMITH315630.00Gavin Harris
4BIG MICK DEE432629.98Lisa Rasmussen
5VELOCITY LYREM372730.14Kim Johnstone
6KALDEN PLAYBOY4473NBTTroy Murray
7PIERO5X1530.13Robert Isaacson
8BUGSY TAYLOR382129.95Michael Giniotis
9BOBBY HERITAGE644430.51Wendy Matcott
10WOODSIDE JAGGER755430.04Graham Smith
Race No. 11Hrrlc-croydon Brewery Stake Cta …10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WANT THAT RABBIT251430.67Christopher Martin
2DYNA ARCEUS58X631.07Tony Rasmussen
3ALLEN ULTRON562530.46Lisa Rasmussen
4HASHTAG HARRY544330.37Todd Kelly
5SHAMUS’S ENTITY6454NBTBen Rawlings
6SPRING PEBBLES354730.71Wendy Matcott
7ZELEMAR STEEL367230.99Paul Fagan
8LEKTRA BETTY353130.58Wendy Matcott
9PUNISHER BALE644630.27Wendy Matcott
10DYNA SILKY568730.57Wendy Matcott

Saturday, 9 August 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For The Meadows – Saturday, 9 August 2014

Race No. 1Seany’s Last Run Final7:13 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

1ERZA ALLEN (NSW)[5]6126130.18(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
2ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[5]86362NBTS Collins (Lara)
3MR. PATONG [5]3531630.52(8)S Ralph (Tooradin)
4ENNIS BALE (NSW)[5]4151230.11(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
5ALLEN WARLOCK (NSW)[5]2743130.59(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
6JAUNTY BALE (NSW)[5]1281430.82(1)S Collins (Lara)
7DYNA RAPIDASH (NSW)[5]1811230.27(8)J Hunt (Avalon)
8DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]4413130.45(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
9QUICKER THAN AL [5]Res.24325NBTA Hanson (Marong)
10ALLEN NEMO (NSW)[5]Res.5476230.52(7)S Collins (Lara)
Race No. 2Bayford Epping Classic7:37 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

1DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]34814NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2OXLEY MAJOR (NSW)[5]6555534.63(1)R Britton (Lara)
3MAXIMUM LIL [5]55152FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
4EMA’S PRINCESS (NSW)[5]5218834.65(6)R Britton (Lara)
5RECKLESS CHARM [5]55247NBTB Pulis (Moe South)
6LADY TOY [5]21123NBTN Gost (Little River)
7ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]1516334.92(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
8GREYWINDS BUTCH (NSW)[5]F567334.42(3)T Womann (Lara)
9ATHLETICA [5]Res.45575FSTDL Jones (Woodend)
Race No. 3Le Pine Funerals Ht18:00 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZELL BALE (NSW)[5]6467629.99(3)S Collins (Lara)
2WAYMORE’S BLUES [5]1554630.32(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3WAR ROOM [5]24141FSHA Pringle (Yetholme)
4TRAIL BLAZING [5]3233530.41(8)T Womann (Lara)
5FLYING TWIST [5]7776630.11(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
6KALDEN KAPONE (WA)[5]14882FSHR Drew (Dennington)
7MEPUNGA MOSS [5]2124430.34(5)J Britton (Anakie)
8MAGNETO BALE (NSW)[5]1177630.37(8)S Collins (Lara)
9HARDEN BALE (NSW)[5]Res.7455230.96(3)C Burton (Euroa)
10KARISE’S VOICE [5]Res.6756630.34(1)J Galea (Brookfield)
Race No. 4Le Pine Funerals Ht28:22 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VIRAL BALE (NSW)[5]5133630.77(3)S Collins (Lara)
2PRINCESS PASS [5]6622530.67(7)J Sharp (Lara)
3SAPPORO (NZ)[5]2558329.82(4)T Womann (Lara)
4RUFF CUT DIAMOND [5]1371130.05(1)M Fearnley (Yinnar)
5BLURRED LINES [5]4317730.13(3)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
6ALLEN KESSEL (NSW)[5]1262130.43(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7BLINDER [5]3783330.40(4)R Britton (Lara)
8DYNA FULCRUM (NSW)[5]2533330.13(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
9SQUALL BALE (NSW)[5]Res.7455430.34(1)S Collins (Lara)
10BOLT ON [5]Res.36488NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
Race No. 5Maurice Blackburn Lawyers8:40 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING JOE (NSW)[4]3316343.00(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2SIR GAZZA [4]5354143.53(1)R Britton (Lara)
3MIMICKING (NSW)[5]3862242.76(1)R Britton (Lara)
4BIG KAT [5]14162NBTC Schlensog (Anakie)
5GOLD AFFAIR TWO [4]1476642.70(7)R Britton (Lara)
6BEKS [4]4143143.15(3)P Bouchier (Dennington)
7PARIS SPARKS [5]4866843.22(1)D Pulis (Moe South)
8LITTLE RED (NSW)[5]61517NBTR Britton (Lara)
9FANTASIZZING [5]Res.3543443.19(6)N King (Pearcedale)
Race No. 6Macro Meats8:58 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AWESOME PROJECT (NSW)[4]1421729.92(5)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2SPRING LEAF (NSW)[3]1836430.01(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
3HOT WHIRL [4]5243F29.99(6)J Sharp (Lara)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]4211430.15(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5CRACKERJACK ROSE [4]4135230.31(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6WOODNEAR (SA)[3]2236230.11(5)V Cotton (Elaine)
7CLONE YOUR OWN (NZ)[4]3714730.07(8)R Britton (Lara)
8CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]2311230.34(3)K King (Langwarrin)
9MISSILE FLASH (NSW)[4]Res.5516630.16(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
10DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[4]Res.3736230.17(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport (gobis)9:20 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $12,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TWEAK [4]4335334.68(5)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
2WILL HE BOLT (NSW)[5]7281535.09(6)F Tasca (Greenvale)
3MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[4]2151134.41(6)B Ennis (Lara)
4RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]4641134.48(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6SMART MAXWELL [5]68324NBTL Jones (Woodend)
7DYNA KAYLA (NSW)[3]4111434.24(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
8BAZZA’S GIFT [4]6431834.70(2)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)
Race No. 8Agra National Sprint Champs Vic Final9:42 PM (VIC time)
S/E Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $17,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CRACKERJACK DAK [5]2818229.94(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
2CRAWF’S BREAD [1]1113130.03(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
3COSMIC WISE (WA)[4]2471229.94(2)J Britton (Anakie)
4DREAM IT [1]1632129.84(1)B Ennis (Lara)
5MARCUS JOE [1]3117229.66(3)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
6MEPUNGA ARMAGH [3]8135129.86(8)J Britton (Anakie)
7BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[1]6215129.74(3)J Hunt (Avalon)
8NOCKABOUT AUSSIE [3]5261129.83(2)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
9GRAND LEGACY [4]Res.F318230.17(5)P Dapiran (Northwood)
10WOODNEAR (SA)[3]Res.2236230.11(5)V Cotton (Elaine)
Race No. 9Le Pine Funerals Ht310:05 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RALPHY CINEL (NSW)[5]1321230.58(6)J Borg (Maryborough)
2SISCO GOOD [5]4353230.11(5)R Galea (Brookfield)
3FEARSOME MINT (NSW)[5]12836NBTM Lloyd (Anakie)
4DYNA ALCHEMIST (NSW)[5]23625NBTS Collins (Lara)
5MAD STAR [5]2322130.29(1)N Ryan (Devon Meadows)
6LADY GOLDENPAW [5]3465430.24(5)R Britton (Lara)
7SERCO BALE (NSW)[5]41417FSHT Womann (Lara)
8OAKVALE DESTINY (SA)[5]13611NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
9DYNA CHASER (NSW)[5]Res.1834330.47(7)S Collins (Lara)
10CRACKERJACK BABE [5]Res.57287NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
Race No. 10Bendigo To The Meadows Final10:25 PM (VIC time)
S/E Final event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HOLD ON WINCUP [5]52272FSHD Mowat (Tuerong)
2KRAKEN SOUPY [5]51111FSHK Eyles (Murchison)
3SHOT TO BITS [5]441P2NBTP Ryder (Corio)
4AL MORAN [4]2623130.10(8)A Armstrong (Huntly)
5RECKLESS BROWN [5]6143130.43(5)R Clark (Toolleen)
6ESPECIALLY [3]1322130.06(3)R Clark (Toolleen)
7SWEET SHADOW [4]F462230.17(1)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
8NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[5]3867130.00(5)D Brown (Lara)
9FULLY CHARGED [4]Res.2146230.33(3)S Barker (Elphinstone)
10GRUBBY [5]Res.14162FSHK Leek (Devon Meadows)
Race No. 11Le Pine Funerals Ht410:42 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]2232430.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
2NONE OF THEM (NSW)[5]75167FSHR Britton (Lara)
3PUNCH IT [5]1538830.28(4)J Collins (Lara)
4YOUNG HAWKE [5]46752NBTC Bahen (Yuroke)
5OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[5]83323FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
6KIRKY COURTZ [5]3452430.41(1)J Sharp (Lara)
7DELLO BALE (NSW)[5]2174130.33(7)J Hunt (Avalon)
8MY KINDA MUSIC (NSW)[5]31826FSHA Pringle (Yetholme)
9CRACKERJACK BABE [5]Res.57287NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10KARISE’S VOICE [5]Res.6756630.34(1)J Galea (Brookfield)

Moving Up

Prospects for the National Distance Championship in Perth have sharpened up no end following Dusty Moonshine’s third successive win over the Wentworth Park 720m trip. One or two is not unusual but three in a row is classy.

While the opposition was not over-strong, the amazing feature of those wins was that they were all in nearly identical time – 41.94, 41.90, and 41.93 – and they were convincing. The longer the trip the better it got. It is no slouch at the start, either, always in the first two or three.

It will start very short in the state final and will have to fall over to lose that. Since it is a fairly good field dog that is unlikely.

The bitch’s only problem at Cannington will be the risk of running off too far on the first turn. It is not a railer but usually works a couple off the fence. Cannington’s turns are not helpful to such runners, especially newcomers to the track.

Meanwhile, just as an exercise, I tried rating Dusty Moonshine by inserting it into Xylia Allen’s heat at Sandown last week. On form, it just shaded Xylia Allen.

I still wonder how El Grand Senor, a definite non-stayer, produced such a racer. Still, Miata did not have obvious help in her background either.

AND DOWN

On a lesser note, race 6 at The Meadows on Saturday would have to be the worst exhibition of staying I have seen in years. Sir Gazza and Mimicking flopped over the line to make up the Quinella in a pedestrian 43.53, 21 lengths outside Nellie Noodle’s track record.

Approaching the home turn those two were second last and last. The others decided to have a committee meeting as they turned into the straight.

More amazing was that punters had made Untraceable an even money favourite at its first attempt at the distance, and from a poor box (6). It collapsed like a house of cards on the home turn, which is what happens in these cases nine times out of ten (interference is not an excuse). It would be enough to encourage some retired bookmakers to return to the fold.

Amongst other things, performances like these indicate that efforts by state authorities to boost staying ranks (and there have been plenty) continue to be a dismal failure. The money has been wasted. Stayers are bred, not bought, whether accidentally or not. Fresh ideas are needed.

AND SO IT GOES ON

We need to keep commenting on the nature of the track at The Meadows in the hope that eventually someone will take action.

Last Saturday, with lots of quality sprinters, only two favourites won (at $2.60 and $4.00) which is not too unusual. But eight of the twelve First Fours paid $1,000 or more, indicating that disruptions are occurring in nearly every race, the running order is getting changed in unpredictable ways, and bolters are getting into the placings.

The major symptom in these cases is that even with a fair start, dogs are desperately trying to close in and get around the corner, only to find inside runners either scooting away from them on the sharp curve or veering outwardly to knock them down. It is a “quick and the dead” track – a poor design. Of course, the 600m bend start is even worse than the other two.

The club has made several changes to the sprint start over the years, so someone has realised there is a problem. Even so, it is still much of a muchness. A track might look pretty, but if it does not work well it is a ball and chain for the industry.

Authorities everywhere might consider the impact of these hassles on the prospects for growth in the gambling/punting fraternity. Already, both Sandown and The Meadows experienced negative TAB growth in 2012/2013 compared with the previous year (-0.9%), and income was boosted only by a higher share of state betting commissions. Both tracks are flat out getting full fields and often Novice dogs are making up the numbers. Poor prices offered by Fixed Odds purveyors will not help either.

If someone buys a car with steering problems, they would take it back to the maker to get fixed, but the bad taste would probably cause them to buy another make the next time around. Evidence from several sources suggests this is what has happened to many serious dog punters.

Time to start again.

WHERE ARE YOU

If you are not on the net, you don’t exist.

The new Newcastle Greyhounds club is still virtually anonymous so far as the internet is concerned. No website, no email addresses. Some details are available on the official GRNSW site but unfortunately that still has the Unibet prefix attached to it. Otherwise surfers will find an endless number of Newcastle (UK) mentions as well as a site of unknown origin which tells us all about the NCA club’s operation (although not well written). That one should be taken down.

The good thing is the disappearance of a commercial name tagged on to the club name. That should never be allowed to happen again. A club’s name is its one and only brand. That’s what it has to sell to customers. Valuable as those sponsors are, there is a place for everything

WA Star Uno Reltub Retired After 49 Win Career

After 49 wins from 106 career starts the Linda Britton trained Uno Reltub is now set to enjoy retirement and a possible career at stud.

“We tried for the 50th win but he just didn’t want it, he just couldn’t run like he could before. A lot of little things have held him up through his career.” Trainer Linda Britton explained.

At the ripe age of five, Uno Reltub has had his fair share of injuries, but it was old age that forced his retirement.

Uno Reltub broke onto the racing scene in early 2011 with victories in his first seven starts at both Mandurah and Cannington.

The son of Primo Uno – Shelly Reltub has a sizeable list of achievements that he has earned through his speed out of the boxes and desire to chase. In December 2011 Uno Reltub wrote his name into the record books, recording a track record of 22.23 over Mandurah’s 405 metre distance from box four, which still stands today.

Uno Reltub’s first group appearance came in the 2012 Perth Cup when he exited from box six and ended up in fifth place with the win going to Oaks Road.

2012 was a great year for the red brindle chaser who made the trip to Hobart to participate in the Group One National Sprint final from box two. He was unable to claim victory on foreign soil but did WA and his trainer proud, finishing fourth.

“Running in the Nationals in Tasmania was probably the standout!”

Uno Reltub’s 2012 campaign came to a sudden halt in the Mandurah Cup final when he broke his ulna. that saw him head to the sidelines with what Britton believed could have been a career ending injury. After spending 238 days on the sidelines Uno Reltub returned to winning form at his home track of Mandurah.

After 38 starts back from his lengthy spell for 14 wins, the veterans last few starts saw his old legs struggle to keep up with the pace of some of Mandurah’s best short course sprinters. It was then that Britton and owners Gary and Craig Weston decided that it was time to call it quits for one of their best dogs, who won them over $195,000.

Now that Tank is enjoying the life of retirement, Britton and owners Gary and Craig Weston are going to put their WA bred chaser to stud.

“We really want to put him over bitches of our own because I know that he wont be a commercial sire.”

“Uno Reltub is so tenacious and such a good chaser and a really tough dog. I think that’s what is lacking in a lot of dogs these days.”

“The bitch he goes over will need a bit of strength and possibly a bitch that is a little bit soft, something that needs a bit of chase thrown into them. He lacked a little bit of stamina but his best attribute was his early pace and pure speed.”

“I don’t have any bitches here at the moment, we will wait until a bitch comes up that is really suited to him, if it’s now or six months down the track, he is obviously going to have a home for life.”

Uno Reltub had the support of handler and kennel-hand Luke Townsend throughout his racing career and Luke is now more than happy to teach him the ways of retirement, with Tank more than content on Luke’s couch.

NSW National Sprint Finalists Decided

Two outstanding heats of the NSW National Sprint Championship were run and won last night at Wentworth Park, with Queen Esther and Chica Destacada both ultra-impressive over the 520m distance.

Queen Esther went into heat one as the $1.80 favourite for Hamlyn Terrace trainer Noelene Holloway and began beautifully from box one, clocking a speedy time of 29.77. Booming Bennett was fastest away, with the daughter of Lochinvar Marlow and Fascinate Marina hot on her heels at the first turn, streaking away to score by two and a half lengths at the finish. Notching up her eighteenth win from fifty-three starts, Queen Esther will be a force to reckoned with in next week’s final, despite coming up with box seven. In form chaser Take It All produced another barnstorming run to finish second from box five, giving Doreen Drynan another qualifier in the final.

Chica Destacada stunned enthusiasts in heat two. After failing to record a victory since May, the Doreen Drynan trained chaser was back to her brilliant best last night, leading all the way in a sizzling time of 29.60. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Eluthra began her career in stunning fashion with a 30.62 performance at Richmond followed by a blistering 29.46 win at Gosford. After somewhat of a form slump, she returned to peak form with a 29.49 victory at Wentworth Park back in May and is ideally drawn in box three for next week’s final. Favourite runner Tommy Brislane was gallant in defeat, but was no match for the winner who saluted by eight and three quarter lengths.

NSW National Sprint Championship Final Box Draw:

1. Take it All – Doreen Drynan
2. Silent Effective – Darren Sultana
3. Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
4. Bessy Boo – Christine Proctor
5. Tommy Brislane – Steven White
6. Asia’s Babe – Marie Burton
7. Queen Esther – Noelene Holloway
8. Miss Sueko – Justin King

Reserves
9. Booming Bennett – Shannon Ellis
10. Evil Punk – James Coyle

Two heats of the NSW National Distance Championship were conducted over the 720m, with an outstanding performance by Dusty Moonshine in heat one. The Denice Warren trained chaser took the lead in the back straight over Queen Marina, streaking away to score by eight and a quarter lengths in a flying time of 41.93. The beautifully bred daughter of El Grand Senor and Kicatoo Pearl recorded her ninth win last night from just fifteen starts and is emerging as a serious contender over the distance trip.

Heat two went to $13 outsider My Asuncion for trainer Adele Powell, leading all the way from box four in an impressive time of 42.28. The daughter of Bit Chili and Just Friends recorded her eighth career win last night and is now a genuine chance for next weeks final. Favourite runner Cosmic Rosie failed to fire from box seven, however finished in third position to qualify for next week’s final.

NSW National Distance Championship Final Box Draw:

1. Pumped Up Zarr – Neil Staines
2. Cyclone Simone – Majella Ferguson
3. Dusty Moonshine – Denice Warren
4. Cosmic Rosie – Gary Adams
5. Queen Marina – Noelene Holloway
6. Gotta Problem – Denice Warren
7. Miss Fiction – Ivan Hanna
8. My Asuncion – Adele Powell

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