2015 Group 1 Temlee tips & betting preview

THE Group 1 Temlee will be run and won at The Meadows on Saturday night and promises to be an exciting and enticing affair, despite the current furore that surrounds greyhound racing.

Zipping Willow has been withdrawn, giving the first reserve Marcus Joe an opportunity to compete for the $100,000 winner’s cheque.

My Bro Fabio is currently the $2.90 favourite with Sportingbet and is on a hot-streak, having claimed up his third straight win earlier this month in the Group 1 Perth Cup.

The Brooke Ennis-trained chaser has a blistering personal best time of 29.69 at The Meadows and will give punters plenty of confidence from box eight, with an impeccable record of four wins from five attempts in the wide alley.

Robert Britton puts the polish on Above All, currently $3.20 with Sportingbet, which has only been beaten once at The Meadows in four starts. The son of Magic Sprite and Kara Janx is already a dual Group 1 winner and has a sizzling personal best time of 29.76 over the track and distance.

The is plenty of value to be found in the race, with Melbourne Cup hero Dyna Villa a massive $7.00 at time of publishing. A win in the race would take his prize money earnings to $736,330 – less than $10,000 away from breaking Xylia Allen’s all time record.

The race is scheduled to jump at 9.52pm (Victorian time).

Box 1
Race Odds
$23
 
 
Marcus Joe
Trainer
Barry Moloney
Owner
Barry Moloney
Prizemoney
$255,700
Last 10 Starts
4241717117
Apr-11 Brindle Dog by Velocette-Mojo Glory
StartAverageRunningRailFinishFairly
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$4,124.19Rating65
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
6220136
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3261
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
19861
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4000
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Has a love affair with this track and if he gained a start he wouldn’t be without a hope, especially if he comes up with the red draw. He has solid early speed and he can go with any of these mid race, will be big odds but is not without a serious chance if he gains a start.”
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.6629.9950.45.21
Box 2
Race Odds
$6.50
 
 
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee & Pee Syn
Prizemoney
$299,605
Last 10 Starts
1211484617
May-12 Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble-Eluthra
StartFastRunningRailFinishFairly
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$7,490.13Rating75
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
401563
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3860
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1000
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4120
Kerry Drynan (Kennel Representative): “Happy with the box draw. She’s trialling well, but will have to step away cleanly to be competitive. Definitely not confident.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja: If this race was run in November/December she would have been a short priced favourite and just about a good thing, however at present she is racing well below her best and she is lacking confidence. She can ping the lids and when she finds the lure she is a different chaser, however I’m a little worried that she is going to bump with the red soon after box rise and I dont think she can recover after that.”

Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
30.6330.635.255.25
Box 3
Race Odds
$10
 
 
Allen Deed
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$206,700
Last 10 Starts
6152161f35
Dec-11 Black Dog by Jarvis Bale-Greta Bale
StartSlowRunningWideFinishVery
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$15,900Rating90
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
5421103
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3963
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
13630
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
7012
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Absolute freak and he is the current track record holder here. If you knew that he was going to get a clear run you would absolutely unleash on him because he is the fastest chaser in the race but his box manners aren’t reliable and he will be looking to push wide at the first bend. There is a fair bit of speed draw on his outside tonight so he isn’t going to get things his own way and he is likely to get squeezed out early. He is extremely strong in the run home so even if he does find bother early he should be able to run home into a place.”
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3829.385.135.14
Box 4
Race Odds
$17
 
 
Awesome Project
Trainer
Joanne Gane
Owner
Brad Canty
Prizemoney
$318,150
Last 10 Starts
6313166121

Mar-11

 Black Dog by Collision-Honour Phase
StartFastRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$5,302.50Rating80
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
603088
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5077
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
6202
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
10500
Brad Canty (Owner): “I think he will go well, but he needs to come out running to be a chance in this race.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Has been a great chaser for quite a while now and if he takes his place he is a genuine winning hope. Last time out he returned to form with a dazzling 29.39 Sandown Park win and he has the speed to get across and find the rail early. He tends to do his best racing at Sandown Park but he has raced well here in the past and if he can find the early lead he will prove very hard to reel in.”

Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.9230.275.165.29
Box 5
Race Odds
$7.00
 
 

Dyna Villa
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$636,330
Last 10 Starts
1311211182
Oct-12 

Black

 Dog by Collision-Roxio Bale
StartFastRunningMiddleFinishWeak
Prizemoney Rating$19,282.73Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
332046
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6191
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
8440
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
0000
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Absolute star and he loves racing here, his last couple of starts have been a tad disappointing but he is clearly better than that and he tends to race better from wide draws. With a slow beginner on his outside, he should get plenty of room to muster speed early and that should allow him to swoop into the early lead. He has proven in his career that he is a very fast chaser when he can dictate the terms out in front and he is always very hard to get past. I know he has been a tad disappointing of late but he should be ready to get back to his best and he might be over the odds tonight.”
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.6729.995.045.12
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.20
 
 
Above All
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Alison H Lee
Prizemoney
$218,165
Last 10 Starts
2111411211
Jul-12 Black Dog by Magic Sprite-Kara Janx
StartSlowRunningWideFinishVery
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$13,635.31Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
161030
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6281
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
5410
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2110
Robert Britton (Trainer): “It’s a strong field. He’s feeling good so you gotta be in it with a chance.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Freak talent who has had a couple of problems in recent weeks, if he is 100% fit then he is definitely a major player. Prior to having a short spell, he did capture the Group 1 Silver Chief final here and his effort to win that final was enormous. It is going to take another big effort tonight but if he is afforded a clear run early he should get every chance to put himself into contention. He obviously has to be respected but I think he will be under the odds tonight.”

Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.7629.785.145.15
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.00
 
 
Flash Reality
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Marlene Ellis
Prizemoney
$186,375
Last 10 Starts
1115318311
Dec-11 Black Dog by Premier Fantasy-Orara Flash
StartFastRunningMiddleFinishFairly
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$7,765.63Rating90
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
241425
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5888
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
0000
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3120
Tony Brett (Trainer): “He’s not badly boxed. If he can time the jump better than he did in his trial he will hopefully be up with the leaders heading into the first turn. He is feeling enormous and ready to run a great race.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Classy Queenslander and he really caught the eye in his trial here last week. In that effort he posted a sizzling 29.78 and I think he is capable of finding at least two lengths on that run. He only went through the first marker in 5.21, so clearly he missed the kick. With a clean getaway tonight he should be able to hit the first marker in around 5.04 and that would see him vying for the lead and he will prove extremely hard to hold out whilst running around the 29.60 mark. He is sort of the forgotten one, about six months ago he was the next big thing in racing but unfortunately he has been sparingly raced of late due to injury, I think tonight is the night he announces his arrival to the big stage.”

Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$2.90
 
 
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Michelle Jones
Prizemoney
$369,325
Last 10 Starts
5111236111
Mar-12 Black Dog by 

Turanza Bale

-Flamenco
StartSlowRunningWideFinishVery
Strong
Prizemoney Rating$7,857.98Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
472494
Strike Rates
Win %Place %

51

79
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
10430
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
5401
Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative): “He’s come back from Perth in really good halt and he’s trial at this track during the week was very good. I’m hoping Dyna Villa cuts hard to the fence, which he normally does and I’m sure he’ll run well, just need to luck at the first corner.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Absolute beast and he turned in a monster effort to win the Perth Cup last time out. Once again he is going to have his work cut out because he is going to be giving a gun lineup a big head start, however if he can settle around mid field and avoid early bother, he should be able to put himself into contention. There is no doubting he has the talent to beat any one of these chasers but I’m a little concerned that he will be posted wide for most of the journey, I would be anchoring him for second and third in your exotics.”

Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.6930.215.235.25

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Flash Reality and Dyna Villa with Sportingbet

Boxed Quinella: 3,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 5,7/3,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/3,5,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Sportingbet are giving new customers up to $700 in bonus bets to place upon the Temlee upon sign-up.

Space Star plots a course for Galaxy domination

SPACE Star looks set to record his first Group 1 victory next Saturday night after his tremendous display in a heat of the Galaxy at Cannington at the weekend.



Jumping well from box one, the black son of Bekim Bale and Tonto Tears was never headed and, despite racing wide for most of the trip, scored by six-and-a-half lengths in a hot 41.57. 



Now trained in Victoria by Robert Britton, the powerhouse chaser is yet to miss a place since joining his new kennel in November, winning six of eight including a tenacious triumph in the Group 2 Summer Distance Plate at Wentworth Park. 



Local greyhound Expect A Guess (box two) ran second for Christine Robartson ahead of Brooke Ennis’s Blinker’s On (box four) and Takahasi (box seven).



Ennis will have two runners in the $80,000-to-the-winner feature, also putting the polish on Lady Toy, which was dominant in the second heat. A renowned slow beginner, Lady Toy settled midfield early from box six, railing through into third position past the post on the first occasion. 



The unfashionably-bred daughter of Our Toyman and Railway Shiraz slowly started taking ground off the leaders My Mate Cobber (box one) and Starc (box two) down the back before dashing underneath the former in the shadows of the post, winning by half a length in 41.84.



My Mate Cobber and Starc held on to fill the placings with Ash Flash also making the final for Paul Stuart. 

Lady Toy has now won two from two since joining Ennis’s kennel with her other success coming in the listed Maidment Memorial at Sandown over 595 metres in January. 



The box draw for the Group 1 Galaxy is as follows:

Box 1 – Lady Toy
Box 2 – Blinker’s On
Box 3 – Expect A Guess
Box 4 – My Mate Cobber
Box 5 – Takahashi
Box 6 – Starc
Box 7 – Space Star
Box 8 – Ash Flash

1st Reserve – Tangier
2nd Reserve – Fachoong





The Meadows greyhound tips & betting preview January 31 2015

WHILE most of tonight’s attention will centre on Wentworth Park tonight with the semi-finals of the Group 1 National Derby and Futurity, there is still an excellent 12-race card being run at The Meadows with some talented types engaged. Lets get into our selections for the card:

Best Bet:
Race 2: Targaryen

Best Value:
Race 6: Love Affair

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 6,7,8 – Leg 2: 1,4,8 – Leg 3: 1,3,7 – Leg 4: 3,5,6,7,8
$135 for 100%

Race No. 1Topcat Video (handicap)7:15 PM (VIC time)
Handicap event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHALL SHE ROCK -7m [2]2241142.38(7)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
2BERRY BLITZ -9m [4]5216142.69(7)A Langton (Anakie)
3TIME DIMENSION -10m [5]14288FSHC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
4CAMBRIDGE PRINCE -10m [5]54238NBTA Langton (Anakie)
6TEARS SIAM -10m (NSW)[5]74145NBTR Britton (Lara)
7SLIPAWAY MAVIS -10m [5]1552243.08(6)A King (Sulky)
8MAY IT BE -10m [7]58262FSTDA Langton (Anakie)

Tears Siam is a full sister to the gun stayer Space Star and she isn’t too far off him talent wise. She is well placed out wide and she should get every chance to lead from the front mark. Three starts back she posted a sizzling 41.91 Sandown Park win and if she can reproduce that type of effort she would put a space in this lot.

Shall She Rock will give them a bit of a head start but she has a great record here and she should be able to drive through into a prominent position as they go past the post the first time.

Cambridge Prince has enough speed to settle in the top two early and if he does lead them up he should give them something to catch, he can be unreliable but he should get every chance from the front marker.

Berry Blitz rounds out the chances, she recently posted a strong 42.69 victory here and with some luck early she should be able to make an impact.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Tears Siam with Sportingbet

Exacta: 1,4,6/1,2,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 6/1,2,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 2Doc Dunn Buxs Derby7:35 PM (VIC time)
Grade 7 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TARGARYEN (NSW)[7]12NBTR Britton (Lara)
2BALLY MO TOWN (NSW)[7]34321NBTM Wallworth (Gisborne)
3WHY NOT LUCY [7]37375NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
4HAWK TANA [7]23313NBTB Harley (Axedale)
5HAKATA BALE (NSW)[7]53734NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6WHY NOT FRANKLIN [7]47344NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
7TANTRUM TOMMY [7]8522630.42(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
8CRAY CRAY [7]32134FSHR Britton (Lara)
9BIT OF ALRIGHT [7]Res.75683NBTP Formosa (Lalor)

Targaryen has recently joined the powerful Robert Britton kennel and he comes here after scoring a brilliant 26.41 Bulli win on debut. On Wednesday he went around this track and trip and he was far from disgraced when finishing second. From the red tonight he should be able to push through and hold the early lead and I think if he finds the bunny early he will be running some serious time.

Bally Mo Town is armed with smart early speed and he broke through for a well deserved win at Shepparton in 25.68. He is likely to match motors with the red for most of the trip and he should hold on for the quinella spot.

Tantrum Tommy doesn’t win very often but he is very strong and he has been placed in seven of his 14 tries here, he might be a good anchor for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Hakata Bale could be the value in the event, his recent form isn’t that great but he does possess early speed and if he finds the early lead he may prove hard to catch.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Targaryen with Sportingbet

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

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

First Four: 1,2,5/1,2,5/Field/7 ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,2,5/1,2,5/7/Field ($30 for 100%)

Race No. 3Wigan Warriors & Jd Darts Club7:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 6 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NEOLISIOUS [6]25152NBTR Crisafi (Pakenham)
2TIGER’S HERO [6]2711430.22(7)R Britton (Lara)
3FLASH ZOE [6]5736630.48(8)R Britton (Lara)
4DYNA BRAINIAC (NSW)[6]15275NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5SCHUMACHER [6]13413NBTJ Shaw (Anakie)
6GIRTHY [6]34662NBTB Jones (Pyalong)
7VELVET HAMMER (NSW)[6]7171FSHS Fisher (Lara)
8GANGNAM STYLE [6]63272NBTC Capuano (Anakie)

Neolisious is drawn perfectly in the red and she is improving with every start. Two starts back she overcame a slow start to score at Bendigo in 24.19 and tonight I am expecting her to begin a lot better and lead at the first turn. She isn’t known for her strength but she is hitting the line a lot better of late and this class should suit.

Dyna Brainiac has the class edge and he has been placed in five of his seven starts here to date. The box draw hasn’t done him any favours but he does muster speed well and he should be able to follow the three across in the run to the first bend.

Schumacher has a heap of talent and if he gains a clear run from the squeeze box he should be able to run a big race, he will go around at big odds and he could be the value.

Tiger’s Hero round out the chances, he has won two of his past three here and he does possess a great turn of speed soon after box rise.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 5 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Neolisious with Sportingbet

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,4,5/1,2,4,5 ($9 for 100%)

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

Race No. 4Hudson Pacific Final8:15 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

1REPAYMENTS (NSW)[5]1311129.87(2)B Ennis (Lara)
2RASHAD REASON (NSW)[5]2835130.34(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
3GROOVE GIRL [5]15325NBTL Delbridge (Balliang)
4TIGGERLONG FOX (NSW)[5]4761130.22(5)J Cusack (The Rock)
5RENSTAR [5]1213130.43(4)L Delbridge (Balliang)
6TIGGERLONG KATUT (NSW)[5]1352130.15(2)J Cusack (The Rock)
7PEDRO’S TWIST [5]3221230.20(7)D Murray (Napoleons)
8DESTINI LOBO [5]4245130.48(6)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
9ANGSANA (NSW)[5]Res.4142130.22(5)D Drew (Dennington)
10STARZAR DIAMONDS [5]Res.74T82NBTK King (Langwarrin)

Repayments is an exciting prospect who has won five of six to date and his latest victory was here in a blistering 29.87. His first sectional of 5.17 wasn’t overly impressive but he did bomb the start last time and from the red he should be able to begin a lot better. He is going to be quite short but it’s hard to tip against him so it may be worth anchoring him up front in your exotic bets.

Tiggerlong Fix is a highly talented speedster who has been sparingly raced to date. Last time out he showed dazzling mid race speed when posting a handy 30.22 and if he can begin well tonight he should give the favourite a minor scare.

Tiggerlong Ketut has enough speed to cross early and he should be able to improve on his smart 30.15 heat win, he got quite tired in the run home last week so he should be a lot better for that run.

Rashad Reason is well drawn nearer the inside and he should finish on strongly, he has been placed in seven of nine here and he shouldn’t be too far away again.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Repayments with Sportingbet

Exacta: 1,4,6/1,2,4,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 5Adam Di Blasi Stakes8:35 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KID MAXIMUS [5]6443830.23(5)P Akathiotis (Reservoir)
2HILDA’S BOY (NSW)[5]25344NBTR Britton (Lara)
3GALAHAD [5]7442730.12(2)T Womann (Lara)
4ZELL BALE (NSW)[5]6343829.99(3)S Collins (Lara)
5ALLEN ERYK (NSW)[5]2827530.01(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6CRACKERJACK ROSE [5]1732230.14(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7MEPUNGA MOSS [5]2856430.13(7)J Britton (Anakie)
8BECKENBAUER (SA)[5]7565530.26(6)D Pattinson (Pearcedale)
9POBBLEBONK [5]Res.88868NBTI Cockerell (Buckley)

Beckenbauer is much better than his recent form reads and he should get every chance to regain some confidence from the favourable pink draw. Back in early December he posted two brilliant Sandown Park wins and since then he has continually found bother soon after the start, with a keen railer drawn underneath tonight he should get a nice cart across and he will prove very hard to hold out.

Crackerjack Rose is extremely consistent and she has led in her past three starts here, if she can step cleanly again she should be able to cross and find the bunny again. She isn’t overly strong but this is the weakest event she has contested for a while so if she leads she will give a great sight.

Mepunga Moss is much better than her recent form reads and she too will benefit from the drop in class, she has won four of 11 over this journey and she just needs a clear run early to regain some confidence.

Zell Bale rounds out the chances, I dont like his winning hopes from the middle pin but he can run home into the placings.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Beckenbauer with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 6Rsn – Racing & Sport Final8:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 725 metres at The meadows Of $17,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $12,000 2nd: $3,500 3rd: $1,750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEADLY BOY [5]32213NBTS Mckenna (Napoleons)
2PENNSYLVANIA IS [5]11143NBTA Paraskevas (Cranbourne South)
3BIG KAT [4]4526142.63(5)C Schlensog (Anakie)
4SERASH BALE (NSW)[5]15124NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
5KILTAH MAGIC (QLD)[4]1517142.90(2)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
6RAIN STREAM (QLD)[5]82642NBTR Britton (Lara)
7PRINCESS PASS [5]22274NBTJ Sharp (Lara)
8LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]5375242.71(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
9GO JETTA GO [5]Res.52425NBTJ Thompson (Pearcedale)
10LITES AND SIRENS [5]Res.3221543.56(8)R Divirgilio (Devon Meadows)

Love Affair has the good draw and she could be great value in this event. She tends to do her best racing at this track and trip and from wide draws she tends to begin a lot better than normal. Last week she stormed home after finding early bother and she was far from disgraced, tonight she should settle in the first half of the field and as they round for home she should be about to assume control.

Deadly Boy made his staying debut and after being headed early and finding bother he managed to plug on well and hit the line better than expected, from the red he should be able to punch through and hold the early lead and I think he is a different chaser when on the bunny.

Serash Bale was desperately unlucky in her heat and I would expect an improved performance tonight.

Big Kat was the fastest heat winner and if she pings the lids she will give them something to catch, my concern with her is that there is a heap of speed in this event and she might ease out at the first turn.

Kiltah Magic can lead them up but I think they will reel her in with about 60m to go.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Deadly Boy and Love Affair with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 1,4,8/1,3,4,8/1,2,3,4,6,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 7Ajs Corporation9:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 600 metres at The meadows Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MACCA’S SWAY [4]4353134.57(2)J Borg (Maryborough)
2ATHOS [4]4532334.89(4)R Gray (Pyalong)
3COULTA ROCK [4]6633234.76(5)D Curtain (Longwarry)
4CORNELIUS FUDGE [3]8515634.35(8)L Cockerell (Buckley)
6DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[4]2474634.43(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7MEPUNGA HAYLEY [4]3152734.36(1)J Britton (Anakie)
8HAILSTORM BILLY (NSW)[4]6573734.47(4)A Langton (Anakie)

Mepunga Hayley appears to be a few lengths off her best form at present but this is the easiest race she has contested for quite a while and if she finds the bunny early she should salute. She tends to begin well from wide draw and there doesn’t appear to be a lot of early speed in this event, she is a different chaser when on the bunny and if you can land $3.50 or better that is over the odds in this class.

Macca’s Sway hit the line solidly in his handy 34.57 victory here last week and from the red he should settle a bit closer to the speed than normal.

Coulta Rock should be suited by the drop back in distance and with the lack of speed around him, he should get every chance to settle in the top two and he can run time when given a clear run.

Cornelius Fudge is the only other chance, he has won two of three over this trip and he will benefit from the empty draw on his outside.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,3,7/1,3,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/1,3,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:39 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ZOD (NSW)[4]7243130.13(6)A Dailly (Anakie)
2FLEETWOOD JAY [4]7631530.32(1)A Langton (Anakie)
3GO MOBO [4]1211130.24(2)D Coleman (Lara)
4REIKO BALE (NSW)[4]2363130.26(2)T Womann (Lara)
5DYNA FANCY (NSW)[4]7315130.16(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
6BOTTOM DOLLAR [4]6142630.22(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
7LEKTRA HAWK [4]3433730.13(6)I Cockerell (Buckley)
8CRACKERJACK MAX [4]4511630.07(2)A Dailly (Anakie)

Crackerjack Max is a class sprinter in the making and he should prove hard to hold out based on his recent Wentworth Park win in a sizzling 29.79. On that occasion he flew to the first marker and never looked back, he will find it a little hard to cross from the pink tonight but there is very little speed directly underneath so he should be able to carve across.

Bottom Dollar showed a return to form at Ballarat last time with a strong 25.32 victory and if he can show that type of form again he should be right in this. The box draw is a disadvantage but he does have good speed and he has won three of six here.

Dyna Fancy should settle in the top two or three early and she is rarely far away in this company, I dont think she will win tonight but she should figure in the placings.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 5 – 3

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

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

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

Race No. 9Le Pine Funerals9:55 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

1MY ZEPHYR [5]77167FSTDN Armstrong (Cranbourne)
2WHY NOT WAYNE [5]7672534.77(3)W Gray (Wendouree)
3FULL ON BLING [5]61144NBTJ Westerlo (Clyde)
4MY NAME’S JESSIE [5]24166FSTDW Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
5OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[5]54578NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
6IRELAND’S FORCE [5]14251FSHM Auld (Tatura)
7UNTRACEABLE [5]2111434.24(5)M Auld (Tatura)
8VOLKSJAGER BLUE [5]32248NBTP Ryder (Corio)
9DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]Res.5656834.81(4)A Dailly (Anakie)

Great race and I think the speedy Oakvale Flyer should appreciate the rise in distance and she should give the two fancied runners something to catch. Her form at present reads quite ordinary but she is much better than that and last time out at Wentworth Park she was about to assume control before being knocked over. On the bend start she should be able to carve across to the early lead and I think she will have no trouble covering the distance.

Full On Bling has scored two devastating Sandown park wins in recent weeks and if he is given some room early he should make his presence felt. He was a tad disappointing here last week but that was his first look at the track and I’m willing to forgive him.

Untraceable is an absolute beast and if he is switched on he should get the cash, the concern with him is that he can lose focus at times and he does tend to find bother in his races, so from the wide draw he will need everything to go his way early.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 7 – 8

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Race No. 10Sky Racing10:15 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PUD [5]33123NBTJ Desaubin (Langwarrin)
2SONIC DASH [5]31761NBTA Langton (Anakie)
3FEARLESS JOHN [5]3421330.40(2)J Hunt (Lara)
4USAIN I’M NUTTY [5]52531NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5LOUIE NEVEELK [5]53153NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
6LIARA ALLEN (NSW)[5]2386630.09(2)S Collins (Lara)
7SE’S HIGH ABOVE (GA)[5]4551230.35(7)R Britton (Lara)
8DYNA NIHILIST (NSW)[5]34462NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
9POBBLEBONK [5]Res.88868NBTI Cockerell (Buckley)

Usain I’m Nutty is a highly promising chaser and he is armed with a powerful finish, last time out he showed a bit more early dash than normal at Sandown and that allowed him to score with ease in a blistering 29.45. If he gains a clear passage in the first 50m he should be too strong in the run to the line.

Dyna Nihilist has a ridiculous amount of ability but he doesn’t always show it, from the wide draw he should get plenty of room to muster speed and if he can settle mid pack he should make a strong bid for victory as they get near the finish line.

Pud should hold a forward spot early and she didn’t have much luck in her debut here on Wednesday, she has scored some slick Sandown wins and if she does hold them out she will prove hard to reel in.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 1 – 2

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

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

Race No. 11Downtown Cleaning10:35 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SCUNITZA SPEED [5]7762230.61(3)B Panetta (Melton West)
2YOUNG HENRY [5]35216NBTN Gost (Little River)
3SPRING MILLIE (NSW)[5]2644330.68(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
4VERMONT [5]11818NBTS Hamilton (Ballarat)
5YOKO [5]6542130.31(1)J Carr (Devon Meadows)
6WHY NOT LUKE [5]53252NBTW Gray (Wendouree)
7ULLA ALLEN (NSW)[5]1771730.23(4)S Collins (Lara)
8FILIUS FLITWICK [5]75274FSHD Todd (Dereel)
9POBBLEBONK [5]Res.88868NBTI Cockerell (Buckley)

Vermont has won three of five to date in commanding fashion and with a clear getaway tonight he should get every chance to lead throughout. Two starts back he showed a great turn of speed when scoring at Warrnambool in 25.30 and a similar effort here will see him figure prominently.

Scunitza Speed led for a long way when placed here two runs back and she should settle on the speed again, she isn’t overly strong but this is quite a weak race and she might be able to hold on.

Young Henry has plenty of gears and if he can get to the outside he will prove hard to hold out. Three runs back he set the Bendigo track alight with a brilliant 23.81 win.

Ulla Allen rounds out the chances, she will hit the line solidly and she tends to race well here.

Top Four: 4 – 1 – 2 – 7

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

Race No. 12Tab Rewards10:57 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 525 metres at The meadows Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN ICARUS (NSW)[5]3244230.28(4)S Collins (Lara)
2SUAVE ODESSA (NSW)[5]43671FSHJ Fothergill (Numurkah)
3NALA’S HEART (QLD)[5]28753NBTR Handyside (Loganlea)
4WHITE WALKER [5]4862530.33(2)T Reid (Yuroke)
5PETER PETTIGREW [5]68485NBTL Cockerell (Buckley)
6NIFTY NEVEELK [5]61633NBTR Kleeven (Denison)
7DELI ALLEN (NSW)[5]5463730.24(7)S Collins (Lara)
8JEREMEY RENT [5]21466NBTB Pell (Toolleen)
9POBBLEBONK [5]Res.88868NBTI Cockerell (Buckley)

Allen Icarus hasn’t won for a little while but he is dropping in class tonight and from the red he should prove too good for this lot. He has been placed in 12 of 21 here and with a clean getaway he should have enough early toe to hold them out.

White Walker is another who doesn’t win very often but he is more than capable, two runs back he was narrowly beaten at Sandown Park in solid time and a similar effort here should see him feature.

Nala’s Heart hit the line solidly when placed here last time and if she is given a clear run early she can play a part in the finish, she is better suited to a wider draw but she won’t be desperate to get to the outside.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 3 – 5

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Space Star’s Summer Plate win is out of this world

Victorian chaser Space Star is a contender for run of the year, after producing a brilliant come-from-behind victory in the Group Two Summer Plate final at Wentworth Park on Saturday evening.

Exiting from box eight at just $1.30 with most outlets, the Robert Britton-trained chaser stepped well and sat in third position in the early stages.

Last week’s other heat winner, Starc, was best away from box one and took the lead turning for home the first time, with Space Star unfortunately taken off the track by another runner.

Pushed back to fourth position and 10 lengths from the leader, the 35kg heavyweight shifted to the outside of the track and charged forward, approaching the home turn a mere length behind Starc. In a thrilling finish, Space Star made one last-ditch effort on the line to score by a length in a flying time of 42.18 over the 720m distance.

The son of Bekim Bale and Tonto Tears kept his perfect box eight record of three wins from three starts intact with Saturday night’s win and recorded his first career group win for owner Camilla Limon.

Starc was gallant in defeat finishing runner-up for fellow Victorian mentor Andrea Dailly and rank outsider Smooth Number would have trainer Allen Hansen smiling from ear to ear after hanging on for third place.

Space Star’s victory was the 16th of his career at start No.27, with the $40,000 winner’s purse taking his prizemoney total to $146,700.

Group Two Summer Plate Final full results

1st: Space Star (Robert Britton) – $40,000

2nd: Starc (Andrea Dailly) – $10,000

3rd: Smooth Number (Allen Hansen) $5000

4th: Pumped Up Zarr (Neil Staines)

5th: Double Rinse (Andrea Dailly)

6th: Big Kat (Carl Schlensog)

7th: Serena Nimbus (Neville Brown)

8th: Zipping Rory (Peter Dapiran)

Time: 42.18
First section: 16.16
Second section: 29.58
Run home: 12.60

Margins: 1L x 11L
Scratchings: Raramuri, Joane

2015 Group Two Summer Distance Plate tips & betting preview

THE final of the Group Two Summer Distance Plate will be run and won this Saturday night at Wentworth Park, with some outstanding staying greyhounds engaged.

Robert Britton’s Space Star has been made the $1.40 favourite, after a sensational performance last week in a best of the night time of 42.20.

The Richmond 618m-track record holder got plenty of room to move from the outside alley in his heat and blitzed his rivals by ten and a quarter lengths at the finish. He will start from an identical draw in Saturday’s final.

Notable-finisher Zipping Rory will also be well-supported by punters, finishing third in his heat last week after suffering some early interference. Despite jumping from box five in this week’s final, the Peter Dapiran trained chaser recorded a sizzling personal best of 41.75 from the middle alley in a heat of the Sydney Cup last October.

Andrea Dailly has two runners in the final with heat winner Starc, who impressed at his Wentworth Park debut in a smart time of 42.47, and Double Rinse which finished fourth in the same heat.

The final is scheduled to be conducted at 9.29pm EDST, with winning connections set to receive $40,000 in prize money.

Lets hear the inside word from connections and Australian Racing Greyhound‘s expert tipster Brad Bugeja before checking out his suggested bets.

Box 1
Race Odds
$8.50
 
 
Starc
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Chris Nutt & Shaun Evans
Prizemoney
$49,810
Last 10 Starts
5f21325641
Oct-12 Black Dog by Bekim Bale-Glory Of Love
StartModerateRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,509.39Rating85
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
336113
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
1861
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2010
Tom Dailly (kennel representitive): “The red will suit him perfectly. if he could lead Space Star that would be great as he’s the dog to beat. I’d like him to lob onto bunny. i’m expecting him to go well.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja: “Scored an impressive 42.47 heat win last week in his debut here and he would have derived a lot of benefit from that run. He was fair to begin in his heat and after copping a couple of early knocks, he balanced up and really powered to the line. From the good draw he should be in a prominent position throughout and if the favourite finds trouble he should be able to capitalise.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.4742.4716.4516.45
Box 2
Race Odds
$31
 
 
Smooth Number
Trainer
Allen Hansen
Owner
Allen Hansen
Prizemoney
$19,410
Last 10 Starts
1172115234
Dec-12 Black Dog by Smooth Fancy-Ironbark Rebel
StartModerateRunningRailFinishModerate
Prizemoney Rating$524.59Rating30
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
371074
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2757
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2100
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3110
Allen Hansen (Trainer): “Very hard race against some really good dogs. I’m happy where he’s drawn because he likes the fence so hopefully he can improve on last week. I would love to run a place.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Soundly beaten in his heat and after settling second he got really tired in the run home. Can probably settle in the top three again tonight but I am expecting him to be going backwards with about 120m to go.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.9943.2516.4316.43
Box 3
Race Odds
$15
 
 
Serena Nimbus
Trainer
Neville Brown
Owner
Neville Brown
Prizemoney
$8,550
Last 10 Starts
3181111523
Mar-13 Red Brindle Bitch by Kinloch Brae-Where’s Tobin
StartFastRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$777.27Rating55
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
11513
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4582
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2011
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2100
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Fair effort in her heat but she did turn in an impressive performance here two runs back when placed behind Kiltah Magic. Will continue to improve with more racing but I can’t see her making an impact against this lot.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.4942.9716.3316.53
Box 4
Race Odds
$26
 
 
Double Rinse
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Chris Nutt & Shaun Evans
Prizemoney
$22,800
Last 10 Starts
2714364714

Oct-12

 Black Bitch by Bekim Bale-Glory Of Love
StartGoodRunningWideFinishModerate
Prizemoney Rating$950Rating60
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
24524
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2146
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1000
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2001
Tom Dailly (Kennel Representative): – “[Her] run was very good last week, [s]he was up there early and second up at the track i think [s]he should go ok.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Brilliant Meadows winner two runs back and she looked a little lost in her debut here last week. I would prefer her drawn a bit wider but if she happens to ping away and get into some open space she could run a cheeky race at nice odds.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
43.0643.0616.3616.36
Box 5
Race Odds
$5.50
 
 
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Peter Daparin
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$81,465
Last 10 Starts
721f218483
Feb-12 

Red Fawn

 Dog by Mantra Lad-Cho Chang
StartSlowRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,986.95Rating80
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
411249
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2961
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
7211
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4200

Bethany Dapiran (Kennel Representative): “He normally travels up to Sydney better the second week we’ve found. Not an ideal box for him, but hoping he can land in front.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Easily beaten in his heat and was probably a little disappointing but he has proven in his career that he can turn around his form quickly. Earlier in the year he was soundly beaten by Sweet It Is here but the following week he found plenty and won the Summer Cup Final by eight lengths. The box draw doesn’t help tonight but he has the ability to ping away and if he finds the bunny early he should be able to reel off some impressive sectionals.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
41.7542.8716.1316.59
Box 6
Race Odds
$16
 
 
Big Kat
Trainer
Carl Schlensog
Owner
Carl Schlensog
Prizemoney
$42,890
Last 10 Starts
2812453452
Mar-12 Black Bitch by Bekim Bale-Messines
StartFastRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$857.80Rating65
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
50898
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
1650
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
8111
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: “Soundly beaten by Space Star but was far from disgraced last week, she is suited by the wide draw and she is capable of settling in the first half of the field. I dont think she can win the event but with some luck in running she could sneak into some minor money.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.8442.8416.4616.46
Box 7
Race Odds
$15
 
 
Pumped Up Zarr
Trainer
Neil Staines
Owner
William Miller
Prizemoney
$61,910
Last 10 Starts
51651115f2
Aug-10 Black Dog by Big Daddy Cool-Midnight Drama
StartGoodRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,190.58Rating55
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
521594
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2954
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
15731
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
8401
Neil Staines (Trainer): “I’m expecting him to improve on last week’s run and I think he can go well from box seven. He’s been such a good dog and after his fall at The Gardens he’s starting to come back really good. He’s over four years old now and loves Wentworth Park, so it would be great to see him win.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Has a terrific record here and if he was at his best he would have to be considered a genuine chance, however last week I feel that he was a little ordinary. After beginning well and settling in the top two, he managed to assume control mid race but he was quickly reeled in by Starc, from the wide draw tonight I can’t see him settling in the top three early and I can’t see him making an impact when having to come from off the pace.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.0742.6316.0416.29
Box 8
Race Odds
$1.40
 
 
Space Star
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Camilla Limon
Prizemoney
$106,700
Last 10 Starts
5321213121
Jun-12 Black Dog by Bekim Bale-Tonto Tears
StartModerateRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$4,103.85Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
261544
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5888
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
7312
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2200
Robert Britton (Trainer): “He went really good last week considering the conditions and i’m happy with the box draw for Saturday night. He will need to lead or be up the front to have a chance in this final.”

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Potentially the best stayer in the land and he couldn’t have drawn any better. He should be able to step on terms and after about 50m he should be able to swoop into the first bend and assume control. He has a blistering 41.84 PB over this journey but I think if he finds the lure early he is capable of going a lot quicker than that.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
41.8442.2016.0716.33

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

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

Britton has Space Star Ready for Take-off in Summer Plate

Victorian mentor Robert Britton has had plenty of reasons to smile this week in the lead-up to Saturday night’s Group Two Summer Plate final, after Space Star dominated a star-studded heat last week in a best-of-the-night 42.20.

Stepping well from the outside alley, the 35kg heavyweight gapped his rivals by 10.25 lengths, with Britton pleased with his chaser’s efforts.

“Absolutely I was pleased with his performance last week and considering the conditions I couldn’t have been happier with his time,” he said.

“Last week he got turned sideways going past the 520m boxes for the first time and still managed to win by a good margin.”

The son of Bekim Bale and Tonto Tears made a return to the metropolitan circuit for the first time since October of last year, when he finished second in a 4th/5th-grade event over 720m, ironically in the same time he recorded on Saturday night.

Britton is hopeful about Space Star’s chances this week, but he emphasised the importance of his chaser being up with the leaders in the early stages.

“I think the key for him in the final is getting to the lead on the first lap,” he said.

“He’s not a really strong stayer in my opinion, I think he’s more of a 680-metre greyhound, however, he does have plenty up his sleeve and is improving.”

Space Star captivated the greyhound world at his maiden start at Richmond in March last year, annihilating the opposition by 26.25 lengths, in setting a new record time over the 618m of 35.00.

Punters could only watch on in awe over the following weeks, as the black flash continued to justify his skinny odds at Gosford (34.21 over 600m), Maitland (31.82 over 565m) and The Gardens (34.89 over 600m). Space Star first set foot on the Wentworth Park track in May of 2014, and clocked a solid time of 30.07 over 520m. His debut performance over the 720m distance at the track came three months later and was certainly worth the wait for all involved, after another outstanding win by 12 lengths, in a blistering time of 41.84.

In November, Space Star headed to Britton’s Lara kennels in Victoria to contest a heat of the Bold Trease Series over 715m and didn’t disappoint his new trainer, winning first-up at Sandown Park in a flying time of 41.65. After finishing second in the final a week later to multiple group-winning chaser Sweet It Is, Britton headed to The Meadows with his newest sensation and recorded another first-up win over the 600m journey in another fast time of 34.37.

Space Star came tantalisingly close to claiming his first Group One victory at Sale a month later, finishing a length and a quarter behind Star Recall in 37.14 over 650m.

After Saturday night’s sensational victory, Britton has big plans to travel further with his newest staying star and his excellent temperament is just an added bonus.

“He’s so relaxed in the car which really helps, because it’s a big trip up to Sydney,” he said.

“I’m looking at the Galaxy over in Perth after this race, but it’s a big ask going all the way over there, but we’ll see what happens.”

Team Dailly A Dominant Force In Paws Of Thunder Final

TEAM Dailly took out four Group races in 2014 and the powerful Victorian kennel looks primed to start the new year in dominant fashion with three genuine contenders in Saturday night’s Group One Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park.



Andrea, George and Tom Dailly had an incredible 19 runners engaged across the eight heats last weekend, winning three and running placings with a further five members of their superb team.

However, their two kennel stars, Allen Deed and Dyna Double One, failed to qualify with the former falling just after the start.



“Allen Deed only took five strides and fell so that was the end of him, he is a little bit sore so he probably won’t race for a month or so,” co-trainer George Dailly revealed. 



“The other dog, Dyna Double One, did a very good job. People keep forgetting that he is only a baby, he has only had five starts and the dog that led him [Shoulders] is a really good dog. I thought he did a top job to run second to him.”


Dyna Double One is second reserve in the main event on Saturday night. Despite this, they will still be represented strongly by Kerrigan Bale (box two), Spring Leaf (box three) and Maximum Lil (box seven) in the $100,000-to-the-winner feature.



Their fastest qualifier was the ultra-consistent Kerrigan Bale which began well from box eight, leading all the way in a quick 29.80.

A winner of 11 from 33, the daughter of High Earner and Maple Bale went into the race as a recent placegetter in the Group Two Laurels Classic at Sandown Park.



George Dailly was impressed with her display, saying she has always been capable of slick times.

“The pink isn’t the best box at Wentworth Park but they left her alone last week and she had a nice clear run to the first turn,” he said.



“She is quite consistent and she does a good job. She has good early toe so she usually gets out and goes, she doesn’t run too many bad races.”



Kerrigan Bale is drawn in box two this week but, while many trainers would love to wear the black-and-white stripes in a Group One final, Dailly said it would only be a good draw if she was left alone early.



“It will just depend on how she pings the boxes, if she gets out and gets a clear run to the first turn then it won’t bother her but if they jam her up then she won’t be in too good of a spot.



“If she is given a clear run early and is able to lead then she can carve some fast times, she is not a bad bitch. She has to lead though, if she is off the bunny then it becomes a bit hard for her.”



Directly on Kerrigan Bale’s outside is kennelmate Spring Leaf. The daughter of Spring Gun and Scarlett Cath put in an enormous performance in her heat to run down the Anthony Azzopardi-trained My Boy Snoop, clocking 29.92. 



“When we watched the race someone mentioned that she had done a very good job to run him [My Boy Snoop] down,” Dailly said. 



“He is renowned as a very strong dog but she is very strong as well, I wouldn’t expect her to get run down by too many dogs.”



Dailly mentioned Spring Leaf is faster than what her heat time suggested and said she should be well suited in box three. 



“She is faster than that, she did what she had to do to qualify but hopefully she can run a bit faster this week and get a nice clear run. If she is close to them up the back then she will be finishing on strongly.

“The box is good for her, it won’t worry her at all.”

Maximum Lil rounds out their chances from box seven. The black bitch, which is a winner of 16 races, clocked 29.99 when winning her heat from the awkward box five. 



Her chances in the race have been hampered by the fact boom sprinter Dyna Villa is drawn in box eight, the same alley he used to win last year’s Group One Melbourne Cup. 


“The draw wouldn’t have bothered me too much except for the fact that Dyna Villa has drawn the pink, I think he might give her a bit of grief early on. If he crosses to the rails coming out of the boxes then she is in big, big trouble,” Dailly said. 



The field is rounded out by Assertive Bella (box one), Coolabah Jet (box four), Whittaker (box five) and Shoulders (box six). 



Overall, the Anakie trainer said it was hard to split his trio. 



“I think they basically all have the same chance, I don’t think there is one that stands out. If any of them get a clear run they will be right in it but if they don’t we will be heading home [empty-handed].”



It should be a big night for the Daillys, who also have two runners in the Group Two Summer Distance Plate final over the 720 metres. Their chasers Starc (box one) and Double Rinse (box four) will be aiming to defeat Robert Britton’s Space Star which has a scintillating 41.84 personal best over the track and distance.



“It is a hard race, especially with Space Star in the pink because he can really run and he likes the track. We will just be doing our best to run him down, but they are in the race and are in good form, it will just be whether they are good enough.”



While a win in the staying feature would be nice, all eyes will undoubtedly be on race eight, when the lids fly open for the Group One Paws of Thunder.

Surprisingly, it is one of the few feature races that team Dailly hasn’t won.

Will 2015 be their year?



“It would be nice to win it and we are looking forward to it, it should be a really good night,” Dailly said.

Space Star Sizzles In Group Two Summer Distance Plate Heats

FORMER NSW chaser Space Star made a successful return to Wentworth Park on Saturday night, taking out a heat of the Group Two Summer Distance Plate, producing a brilliant display from box eight.

After stepping well from the outside alley, the Robert Britton-trained chaser quickly sped to the lead at the top of the first turn, taking over from outside runner Big Kat. The $1.50 favourite justified his short odds, gapping rivals by nine and a quarter lengths at the finish, in a best-of-the-night time of 42.40. Space Star hasn’t raced at Wentworth Park since October of last year and notched up win number 15 from start 26. Carl Schlensog’s Big Kat produced a brave effort to finish second, while Serena Nimbus made up good ground to place third. Smooth Runner, which was up with the leaders early on, held on for fourth and qualifies for next week’s final, which offers $40,000 to the winner.

Heat one went to another Victorian chaser in Starc for trainer Andrea Dailly, upsetting $1.80 favourite Kiltah Magic, which led comfortably from box one and unfortunately tired mid-race. Starc sat in fourth position going past the winning post the first time and railed beautifully to take the lead from Pumped Up Zarr turning for home. The son of Bekim Bale and Glory Of Love saluted by two and half lengths in an impressive time of 42.47, on a very wet Wentworth Park circuit. Starc recorded his sixth career win from start number 33 and notched up his first victory since November of last year. Local chaser Pumped Up Zarr finished second for trainer Neil Staines, while Summer Cup Winner Zipping Rory flashed home for third. Andrea Dailly secured her second runner in next week’s final with Double Rinse finishing fourth.

The box draw for next week’s $40,000-to-the-winner final is:

1 – Starc (Andrea Dailly)

2 – Smooth Number (Allen Hansen)

3 – Serena Nimbus (Neville Brown)

4 – Double Rinse (Andrea Dailly)

5 – Zipping Rory (Peter Dapiran)

6 – Big Kat (Carl Schlensog)

7 – Pumped Up Zarr (Neil Staines)

8 – Space Star (Robert Britton)

Reserves

9 – Raramuri (Ian Morgan)

10 – Joane (Christine Proctor)

Above All Claims 2015 Group One Silver Chief Classic

Former Kiwi chaser Above All has put in a breathtaking performance to claim tonight’s Group One Silver Chief Classic at The Meadows.



Trained by Robert Britton, the son of Magic Sprite and Kara Janx began fairly from box five, overcoming some slight trouble in the run to the first turn to sit in second position behind Dyna Villa running through the catching pen.



Once he balanced up down the back, the dashing black chaser set off in pursuit of last year’s Melbourne Cup winner who looked to have a winning break down the back.

As Dyna Villa swung for home, Above All hooked to the outside and unleashed a powerful finishing burst to assume the lead from Jenny Hunt’s kennel star just strides before the line. 

Boom youngster Dyna Double One ran a gallant race to finish third with Midnight Flynn just fourth.



Above All clocked 29.78 to win the $100,000 to the winner final and has now won 10 of his 16 starts with three minor placings. It was the second Group One victory of his career after he took out the Hobart Thousand in track record time last December.



Incidentally, both of his Group One triumphs have come from box five, highlighting the class of this magnificent chaser. 



Britton has already revealed that he will bypass the upcoming Paws of Thunder heats at Wentworth Park and will focus on the Group One Perth Cup series which will commence at Cannington on January 31.

Group One Silver Chief Classic Final Preview

The first Group One of 2015 is up for grabs on Saturday night at The Meadows when an exceptional field of young sprinters lines up for the Silver Chief Classic over 525 metres.

This year’s final is shaping up as one of the best in recent years with a sizzling showdown expected between Dyna Villa (box one), Dyna Double One (three) and Above All (five).

Dyna Villa won last year’s Melbourne Cup, the richest greyhound race in Australia, and looms as the one to beat from the inside. He has good early toe and is expected to be pushing up for the lead on the first turn. He is capable of posting blistering times so, if in front, the other runners would find it near-impossible to run him down.

Dyna Double One is the boom pup on the scene and is unbeaten in four starts. He ran an incredible 29.52 when claiming his semi-final last week, the second-fastest time posted at The Meadows. If he can get room to gallop early, there is no telling what he is capable of.

Above All recently won the Group One Hobart Thousand in track record time and he is a freak in his own right. He can be a touch slow early but he oozes class and can never be discounted.

Away from the three big guns, there are several highly promising chasers contesting the race.

Midnight Flynn (box seven) is out where he wants to be. He ran a commanding 29.84 when winning his heat two weeks ago. If there is any trouble on the inside, he might be the one to swoop around them from out wide and cause an upset.

Emrys (box two) ran a credible second in his semi-final last week. He is a slow beginner but is ideally drawn to hold his position on the rails and sneak into a place.

The remainder of the field is made up of Wheeler-owned greyhounds in Dyna Quirk (box four), Amaro Bale (box six) and Gorham Bale (box eight). They are all rated at pretty long odds, but it is not unlike the Wheeler Dynasty to provide a feature race winner at juicy odds.

The final is race eight tomorrow night and is set to jump at 9:43pm. Let’s hear what the connections had to say:

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.20
 
 
Dyna Villa
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$494,450
Last 10 Starts
1311131311
October 2012 Black Dog by Collision-Roxio
Bale
StartGoodRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$18,313Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
271726
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6393
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
6420
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2101
ARG Opinion - Terrific greyhound which is a genuine star of the sport. He is proven at Group One level and is capable of reeling off sizzling sectionals over the track and distance. He has a good mix of speed and strength and is the one to beat from the coveted inside draw.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.6729.745.075.10
Box 2
Race Odds
$18
 
 
Emrys
Trainer
Mario Briganti
Owner
The Rat Pack Syndicate
Prizemoney
$21,325
Last 10 Starts
4151142512
January
2013
 Black Dog by Magic
Sprite
-Prancing
Uno
StartSlowRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,333Rating85
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
16560
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3169
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
9250
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Mario Briganti (Trainer) – It was a last-minute decision to put him in the series because I was thinking about stepping him up to 600. He is more destined for a career over the middle distance and further. He is still in there with a chance, but realistically I don’t think he can win. The big guns are in one, three and five and I think one of them will win, I will just be happy to sit behind them and run a place.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.87 (2nd)29.87 (2nd)5.185.23
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.40
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Double One
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$22,990
Last 10 Starts
——1111
March
2013
 Black Dog by Barcia
Bale
-Crystin
Bale
StartFairRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$ 5,747Rating98
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4400
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
100100
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
4400
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
0000
George Dailly (Co-trainer) – Dyna Villa has more experience than him and he has a touch more speed [than Dyna Villa] so I think it is pretty even. If he gets caught behind Dyna Villa, Dyna Double One may not be able to figure out how to get past, it’ll be very interesting. He has had plenty of field trials, but against dogs that don’t know what they are doing, the same as him. It is a completely different kettle of fish to going against Group One dogs. Whatever he does, he will improve on.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.5229.525.075.07
Box 4
Race Odds
$23
 
 
Dyna Quirk
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$11,130
Last 10 Starts
——3112

March
2013

 Red
Fawn
 Dog by Barcia
Bale
-Crystin
Bale
StartFairRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$2,783Rating82
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4211
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
50100
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4210
George Dailly (Co-trainer) – He is a good box dog and he has got very nice early toe. He has got ability and he might give Dyna Double One a hard time early so it is a pity that they have drawn alongside one another.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
30.0430.415.105.19
Box 5
Race Odds
$3.90
 
 
Above All
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Alison Lee
Prizemoney
$118,165
Last 10 Starts
1211141121
July
2012
 

Black

 Dog by Magic
Sprite
-Kara
Janx
StartFairRunningModerateFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$7,878Rating91
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
15930
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6080
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
4310
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2200
Robert Britton (Trainer) – It is an outstanding field and he will certainly need a bit of luck to get across from box five. I would like to think that if he comes out well and gets that luck then he will be very competitive. Whether he is good enough to beat the two Wheeler dogs (Dyna Villa and Dyna Double One) I am not certain, but he will be right in it if he gets the opportunity to use his ability.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.7629.765.115.20
Box 6
Race Odds
$81
Heat Replay
 
Amaro Bale
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$12,780
Last 10 Starts
1242352312
March
2013
 Red
Brindle
 Dog by Kinloch
Brae
-Princess
Bale
StartFairRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,162Rating80
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
11252
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
1882
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
8240
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1001
ARG Comment – Regally bred pup that has put in a couple of handy runs during his career but this is an arduous assignment and he will need plenty of luck from the poor draw.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
30.1030.215.095.09
Box 7
Race Odds
$23
 
 
Midnight Flynn
Trainer
Michael Carter
Owner
John Carr
Prizemoney
$27,880
Last 10 Starts
2112311212
June
2012
 Black Dog by High
Earner
-Little
Zeva
StartFairRunningWideFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$2,145Rating93
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
13742
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
54100
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2110
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3120
Michael Carter (Trainer) – The way the field is boxed, I give him a good chance. There is a lot of speed on the inside and they have only got to jam up a little bit on the fence … he should be left alone out where he is. If he can get around them going around the first corner then I think he will take a fair bit of catching.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.8429.995.135.13
Box 8
Race Odds
$23
 
 
Gorham Bale
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$51,280
Last 10 Starts
43326361121
August
2012
 Black Dog by Batrim
Bale
-Amity
Bale
StartSlowRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,654Rating82
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
311097
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3284
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
10541
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3110
Steve Collins (Trainer) – It is a tough draw for a slow box dog and a mad railer. He is a pretty smart race dog, one of the smartest I have ever trained, he can hit the handbrake, wait for the opening, and then go through.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
30.0130.165.155.26
1st Res
Race Odds
$18
 
 
Dyna Yemen
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$43,650
Last 10 Starts
6316146343
July
2012
 Fawn Dog bySuperman -

Talia
Bale

StartSlowRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,984Rating86
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
22914
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4164
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
11602
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
George Dailly (Co-trainer) – The dog can really run, given a clear run he can really motor. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him go well if he got a run but he has got to draw near the rails, he isn’t that good drawn off the track.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.8730.065.165.27
2nd Res
Race Odds
$31
 
 
Dyna Vikkers
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$4,920
Last 10 Starts
——1233
March
2013
 Black Dog by 

Barcia
Bale

-Crystin
Bale
StartSlowRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,230Rating82
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4112
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
25100
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
4112
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
George Dailly (Co-trainer) – He is stepping up good. He is obviously not going as good as [his brother] Dyna Double One at the moment, but every time he goes out he is improving and figuring out what racing is about. He goes better and better each time, that’s about all you can ask from them.
Best The Meadows Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.9730.195.195.24

This Week In Racing History

December

31

The last night meeting with betting for greyhound racing in NSW was held in 1927, following the passing of new government legislation. The cinema lobby had claimed they were losing business to greyhound racing and made representations to the state government to have the sport restricted. Meetings at the Epping (Harold Park) and Mascot courses were held henceforth during the afternoon.

Paua To Burn equalled the 600 metres track record at The Meadows in 2005, running 34.09 to equal the mark set by Oh Behave three years earlier.

January

1

The NSW Chief Secretary, Mathews, announced in September 1949 that the government had approved the issue of a racing licence to the NSW Greyhound Breeder’s, Owner’s, and Trainer’s Association (GBOTA) to begin on this day in 1950.

The government chose the Vic Peters-led GBOTA from four applicants and issued the licence subject to the GBOTA obtaining use of Harold Park from the NSW Trotting Club. At the time 39 tracks in NSW authorised for greyhound racing, two in the metropolitan area, with 26 meetings a year each.

Victorian sprinter Rare Deceit defeated Grand Illusion by almost four lengths with Queensland star Jurassic Vapour third in the 1997 Adelaide Cup final, running a slow 30.12 for the 512 metre trip at Angle Park.

2

Amorous Angie completed a rare double when she scored over 500 yards at Ballina in 1950 to stretch her record to six starts for six wins. Amorous Angie had won at the same track, over the same distance just 24 hours earlier.

The Brendan Wheeler-trained Bartrim Bale took out the 2008 Bulli Gold Plate final, running the 472 metres in 26.35 and defeating Spring Smile by two and a half lengths with Awesome Hustler third.

3

Cool Mat downed Heaps Fast and Sea Serenade to snare the 2006 Gosford Gold Cup in a fair 30.33, using box one to full advantage.

The Robert Britton-trained Coulta Sky defeated Regal Thyme by a nose in 34.64 to win the 2009 New Year’s Cup over 600 metres at The Meadows.

4

Jimmy Neutron took out the 2003 Silver Chief Classic for trainer Steve McKenna, the first time the race had been held in January. Jimmy Neutron defeated Most Awesome and future champion stayer Arvo’s Junior.

5

Regal Thyme, despite box six, carved out sectionals of 5.01 and 17.85 on the way to annexing the 2008 Silver Chief Classic by three and a half lengths from Top Fuel in a fast 29.92 for owner-trainer Graham Long.

NSW stayer Best Quoted, attempting to become the first greyhound to win back-to-back West End Draught Distance Championships since Truly Lightning in 1984 and 1985, failed by just three-quarters of a length when second behind the Victorian Mid City Mandy in the 2006 running.

6

Great Linnie, a much-travelled hurdler with victories in Tasmania and southern NSW, scored an impressive victory over 550 yards in his first start over the hurdles at Wentworth Park, in 1940. Great Linnie had equalled the track records over 638 yards at Wagga and set a 410 yards hurdle record at Hobart. He later equalled the Wentworth Park hurdle record of 33.0.

NSW stayer Best Quoted won the 2005 West End Draught Distance Championship, run over 731 metres at Angle Park, by five lengths from Victorian stayer Arvo’s Junior with local hope Pristine Litenin just over six lengths further back in third place.

Wheeler Qualifies Five For 2015 Silver Chief Final

THE first Group One race of 2015 is set to be a cracker after four semi-finals of the Silver Chief Classic were run and won over 525 metres at The Meadows tonight.

The final, which will be held next Saturday, is set to be a ‘Wheeler’ affair with five of the eight finalists coming from the legendary racing dynasty.

Time honours went to Dyna Double One, owned by Brendan Wheeler, which stamped itself as a genuine star of the sport, running an amazing 29.52 in the third semi. Winning his fourth race from as many starts, the son of Barcia Bale and Crystin Bale began evenly from box five, quickly mustering speed and motoring away to score by 11 lengths over Amaro Bale.

Melbourne Cup hero Dyna Villa, another owned by Brendan Wheeler, was an emphatic winner of the second semi-final for Jenny Hunt, clocking an airborne 29.74. The dynamic black chaser used his inside draw perfectly, exploding from box two and railing beautifully around the first turn. Once racing in the front, the son of Collision and Roxio Bale was never in danger as he streaked clear to score his 17th career victory at his 27th start over a Emrys which ran a terrific second to book his spot in next week’s decider.

Paul Wheeler claimed the first semi-final of the night, with the Steve Collins-trained Gorham Bale recovering from a slow beginning to rail through and assume the lead on the first turn after many of the frontrunners found trouble. The interference enabled Gorham Bale to slip clear, defeating Dyna Quirk by just under four lengths in 30.16.

The fourth and final semi-final was taken out by Above All for Rob Britton. Despite only beginning averagely from box two, he raced with plenty of field sense to get into second position around the first turn before railing underneath the leader, Midnight Flynn, down the back and racing clear. The 2014 Hobart Thousand victor recorded a hot 29.76, bringing his record to 15 starts for nine wins and three seconds

Silver Chief Classic

Box 1 – Dyna Villa – Jenny Hunt

Box 2 – Emerys – Mario Briganti

Box 3 – Dyna Double One – Andrea Dailly

Box 4 – Dyna Quirk – Andrea Dailly

Box 5 – Above All – Robert Britton

Box 6 – Amaro Bale – Jenny Hunt

Box 7 – Midnight Flynn – Michael Carter

Box 8  – Gorham Bale – Steve Collins

Reserves

Dyna Yemen – Andrea Dailly
Dyna Vikkers – Andrea Dailly

2014 Group One Sale Cup Final Preview

THE early speed will be on in the Sale Cup, to be run on Boxing Day, but there are also several more than handy stayers who have claims on the $75,000 feature.

In what is shaping as an intriguing affair on paper, many of the runners are speedy sprinters, who may be tested by the 650 metre trip, while there are also a few stayers in the mix, giving the race some added strength.

Let’s see what the trainers had to say going into the last Group race of 2014.

Box 1
Race Odds
$10
Heat Replay
 
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$47,390
Last 10 Starts
1422861131
July
2012
 Black Dog by Vapour
Whirl
-Foot
Luce
StartFairRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,634Rating88
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
291056
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3472
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
5201
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – “He will probably want to get off the track a little bit so box one is probably not ideal, but we will just wait and see what happens.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.4937.496.216.21
Box 2
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Agent Jack
Trainer
Steven McKenna
Owner
Forte Alcock Syndicate
Prizemoney
$31,975
Last 10 Starts
1816516142
March
2012
 Black Dog by Bekim
Bale
-Flowering
Lily
StartGoodRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,453Rating92
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
221121
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5064
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
7501
Steven McKenna (Trainer) – “It is is favourite box so hopefully he puts his best foot forward. He seemed a little bit flat in his heat, I don’t know whether that may have just been from the travelling, but I am hoping he comes out firing on Friday night. Although I was a little disappointed with his overall time in his heat, he did what he needed to do to make the final and I think he should run out the distance strong. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.31 (2nd)37.31 (2nd)6.116.11
Box 3
Race Odds
$21
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Spike
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Brad Canty
Prizemoney
$25,685
Last 10 Starts
1111327132
March
2012
 Black Dog by Smooth
Fancy
-Navigator
Miss
StartSlowRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,617Rating87
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
16833
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5088
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
3011
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
ARG Comment – “Lightly raced dog that faces a tough challenge in the final against some of the best chasers going around in Victoria at present. He isn’t quick early, so will need to stay out of trouble and get a bit of luck in the running.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.34 (2nd)37.34 (2nd)6.246.24
Box 4
Race Odds
$2.45
Heat Replay
 
Star Recall
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Kevin Dover
Prizemoney
$181,055
Last 10 Starts
1188171151

March
2012

 Black Bitch by High
Earner
-No
Recall
StartExcellentRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$4,211Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
432374
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5379
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2200
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – “I wouldn’t say it is ideal how she is drawn, there is a bit of pace drawn directly outside her and that is the last thing that we needed. It was a really good run last week, I am hoping she will just get 20 metres of clear running early in the final, I just don’t know if she is going to get it.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.1837.186.156.15
Box 5
Race Odds
$10
Heat Replay
 
Kiltah Magic
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Sly Fox Syndicate
Prizemoney
$29,500
Last 10 Starts
4654611171
September
2012
 

Red
Fawn

 Bitch by Kilty
Lad
-Beltah
Magic
StartExcellentRunningWideFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,475Rating98
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
201002
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5060
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2100
Kelly Bravo (Trainer) – “Initially we thought it was a bad box but not once we saw how the field was drawn. Allen Deed is on her outside and she has a bit of pace on her inside so it probably isn’t too bad. We are hoping she will show enough pace to be up near the lead because I don’t think she would be able to come from behind, she seems to be more of a frontrunner.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.2137.216.046.04
Box 6
Race Odds
$4.60
Heat Replay
 
Allen Deed
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Jan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$198,805
Last 10 Starts
2154761521
December
2011
 Black Dog by Jarvis
Bale
-Greta
Bale
StartFairRunningWideFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$4,057Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4920111
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4163
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2110
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2000
George Dailly (Co-Trainer) – “I would rather him drawn on the outside than the inside. The way he went up the straight last week, he only had one dog on his outside and he nearly pushed him out and into the grass early. The wider he is, the better he is. I was very happy with how he went last week overall because I wouldn’t really consider him a true stayer. He had a lot of good dogs chasing him and he hung on well and ran the best of the night, he did a very good job.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.1537.156.236.23
Box 7
Race Odds
$4.40
Heat Replay
 
Space Star
Trainer
Rob Britton
Owner
Camilla Limon
Prizemoney
$79,300
Last 10 Starts
3153212131
June
2012
 Black Dog by Bekim
Bale
-Tonto
Tears
StartFairRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$3,304Rating90
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
241434
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5888
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4300
Robert Britton (Trainer) – “He has stepped up to the top level very well. He won and won well in his heat, he did it the hard way, but to be honest I thought he might have gone a little bit better. I think there is some improvement in him, I would like to see him run up to his trial time.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.3437.346.236.23
Box 8
Race Odds
$21
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Felix
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
Hallinan Hallinan Syndicate
Prizemoney
$27,385
Last 10 Starts
1455127311
May
2012
 Black Dog by Turanza
Bale
-Natalie
Rass
StartSlowRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$944Rating89
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
29844
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2855
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3200
ARG Comment – “Ran a top race last week to claim his heat, but his is a very strong final and he will need luck with three wide runners drawn on his direct inside.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.2537.256.356.35
1st Res
Race Odds
$3.00
Heart Replay
 
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bear’s Syndicate
Prizemoney
$602,165
Last 10 Starts
2211121162
November
2011
 Black Bitch by 

Mogambo

-

Off
Springer

StartModerateRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$12,043Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
5016124
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3264
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comment – “Australia’s best stayer who ran a credible second in her heat last week. That was her first start at the track so she is sure to improve. She is one greyhound that should never be discounted.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.35 (2nd)37.35 (2nd)6.386.38
2nd Res
Race Odds
$18
Heat Replay
 
Deadly Boy
Trainer
Steven McKenna
Owner
Anthony Forte
Prizemoney
$67,870
Last 10 Starts
1217151322
March
2012
 BlackDog  by 

Superman

-Dyna
Gabi
Start-Running-Finish-
Prizemoney Rating$ 1,331Rating-
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
511885
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3561
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comment – “Received a 28 day suspension at Sale for failure to pursue the lure with due commitment. Will not be taking his place in the field, even if there are scratchings.”
Best Sale Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
37.3737.376.176.17

Star Recall (4) has been desperately unlucky not to have won a Group One and I think she will finally get her chance on Friday night. She is blessed with early speed and she should be up near the front early on. She may be threatened early by Kiltah Magic (5) on her direct outside, but that runner wanted to shift off the track a bit last week which shouldn’t hinder Star Recall, a railer. The Jeff Britton-trained greyhound proved that she is very strong with a 37.18 heat win, just three one hundredths off the best of the night set by Allen Deed.

Kiltah Magic was the quickest early last week in the heats, but she cannot afford to let Star Recall slip underneath her on the rails as her overall time was better.

Allen Deed (6) is a Group One winner and is better boxed here than what he would be on the inside. Last week he wanted to get off the track early on, so he will be giving ground if he does that again. He has wide runners boxed directly on his inside and outside so will have to avoid getting tangled up if they are all trying to get off the track at once. If he can get some clear galloping room, he is right in it, but will need some luck.

Agent Jack (2) ran a good race behind Allen Deed last week. He hit a few flat spots but hung on well. I think he should improve off that run and he is boxed where he wants to be tonight, his biggest issue is that he has a runner on his inside that will want to get off on the first turn.

Space Star (7) is all class but will need to be able to adapt to the step down in distance from the longer journey against the top class greyhounds. He wont be able to give any of these too much of a head start.

The Group One Sale Cup is race eight at Sale this Friday and is set to jump at 9:42pm.

Dyna Double One Dazzles In Silver Chief Heats

Dyna Double One stamped himself as a star of the future after a surreal 29.55 performance when taking out a heat of the Group One Silver Chief Classic at The Meadows last night.

At just his third racetrack appearance, the son of Barica Bale and Crystin Bale stepped cleanly from box six before exploding in the run to the first turn. Once on the bunny, nothing else stood a chance as Dyna Double One sprinted to the line 13 lengths clear of Astronomize.

The victory kept his unblemished record intact which also includes a slick 29.81 over the track and distance last weekend. The Andrea Dailly- trained sprinter looms as one of the genuine contenders heading into Saturday’s semi finals and the $100,000 to the winner final on January 3.

Dyna Double One was just one of four heat winners for the Wheeler dynasty with their other standout performer being Dyna Villa which clocked a blistering 29.67 win from box seven.

Returning to a two turn track following his third placing in the Hobart Thousand on Thursday, the son of Collision and Roxio Bale was unchallenged throughout, winning dominantly by just under four and a half lengths for Jenny Hunt.

Hunt also trained another of the Wheeler heat victors in Amaro Bale which took out heat three from box one. Stepping reasonably from the inside, the red brindle chaser railed beautifully around the first turn and held on for a strong 30.10 triumph.

Andrea Dailly trained the Wheeler’s fourth Silver Chief heat winner which also happened to be a litter brother to Dyna Double One in Dyna Quirk. The red fawn dog, which does not turn two until March, scored his second win at start three, stopping the clock in a handy 30.04.

Dailly also scored a win in the final heat with Crackerjack Max leading virtually all the way from box two in a nippy 30.07, defeating Vapour Lee for Lyn Smith.

Rising WA chaser Tureaud also scored an impressive heat win in the opening qualifier.

The Paul Stuart- trained youngster stepped well from box four and was never in doubt, setting a hot time of 29.72 over the 525 metre trip. 

It was win number nine at start 13 for the regally bred black dog, a son of Kinloch Brae and Starlight Delly, a litter sister to champion bitch Miata. Ikaku Bale ran on well to pinch second for Andrea Dailly with Harden Bale filling the trifecta back in third.

Astromatic caused the biggest upset of the night in heat four when defeating recent Hobart Thousand hero Above All.

Astromatic, paying $18.60, began terrifically from box seven and quickly assumed the lead. Once in front that was where he stayed for the entire race, just getting in over the line in front of a fast finishing Above All.

Above All was far from disgraced after finding of trouble during the run before making up a stack of ground. He will get every chance to redeem himself in next Saturday’s semi finals.

It has been a top year for Jeff Britton and Angela Langton and the couple look to have a live chance in the Silver Chief series after Weston East saluted for Angela in heat two.

Clocking 29.90, the son of Oaks Road and Hot Spur used box one to his advantage by railing underneath the field following a slow beginning.

Once he was through the pack and sitting in second position, the black dog hooked to the outside of the leader, Dyna Alchemist, around the home turn and sprinted clear in the straight.

Midnight Flynn was another winner which managed to break the 30 second barrier, clocking 29.84 from box two, while Emrys was the slowest heat victor, although in saying that his time of 30.16 was still very good.

The semi-finals of the Group One Silver Chief Classic will be held at The Meadows next Saturday night.

The complete list of heat winners is as follows:

Heat One – Tureaud (29.72) – Paul Stuart
Heat Two – Weston East (29.90) – Angela Langton
Heat Three – Amaro Bale (30.10) – Jenny Hunt
Heat Four – Astromatic (30.09) – Stephanie Cameron
Heat Five – Emrys (30.16) – Mario Briganti
Heat Six – Dyna Quirk (30.04) – Andrea Dailly
Heat Seven – Dyna Villa (29.67) – Jenny Hunt
Heat Eight – Midnight Flynn (29.84) – Michael Carter
Heat Nine – Dyna Double One (29.55) – Andrea Dailly
Heat Ten – Crackerjack Max (30.07) – Andrea Dailly

The box draw for the four semi-finals are as follows:

Group One Silver Chief Semi-Final
1 Vapour Lee – Lyn Smith
2 Walt Bale – Jenny Hunt
3 Harden Bale – Tina Womann
4 Amaro Bale – Jenny Hunt
5 Dyna Double One – Andrea Dailly
6 Astromatic – Stephanie Cameron
7 Fleetwood Jay – Angela Langton
8 Dyna Alchemist – Steven Collins
9(Res) Decanus – Kerry Chalker
10(Res) Mr Emgrand – Luke Azzopardi

Group One Silver Chief Semi-Final
1 Zipping Ryan – Peter Dapiran
2 Dyna Villa – Jenny Hunt
3 Emrys – Mario Briganti
4 Charleston – Joe Borg
5 Serco Bale – Tina Womann
6 Dyna Vikkers – Andrea Dailly
7 Ikanu Bale – Andrea Dailly
8 Crackerjack Max – Andrea Dailly
9(Res) Quartz Bale – Paul Staurt
10(Res) Fearless John – Jenny Hunt

Group One Silver Chief Semi-Final
1 Axis Bale – Jenny Hunt
2 Gorham Bale – Steven Collins
3 Lektra Outlaw – Andrea Dailly
4 Prescribe – Ted Medhurst
5 Tureaud – Paul Stuart
6 Dyna Quirk – Andrea Dailly
7 Duomo Bale – Jenny Hunt
8 Fleetwood Zack – Angela Langton
9(Res) Quarrel Bale – Steven Collins
10(Res) Macca’s Sway – Joe Borg

Group One Silver Chief Semi-Final
1 Izzey Bale – Andrea Dailly
2 Above All – Robert Britton
3 Dawkins Bale – Jenny Hunt
4 Astronomize – Paul Stuart
5 Weston East – Angela Langton
6 Ultima Bale – Steven Collins
7 Midnight Flynn – Michael Carter
8 Usain I’m Nutty – Andrea Dailly
9(Res) Dyna Yemen – Andrea Dailly
10(Res) Hunter Rocks – Garry White

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview December 21 2014

Heading to Sandown with today’s tips and it should be a good day of racing with the final of the Group Two Laurels Classic.

Race No. 1Find Us On Facebook2:11 PM (VIC time)
Maiden event over 515 metres at Sandown Of $1,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $990 2nd: $285 3rd: $140.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TIGER’S HERO [M]3NBTR Britton (Lara)
2JUST LIKE JIM [M]266FSHS Ralph (Tooradin)
3MAGIC COUPS [M]76FSHA Lauterboom (Tooradin)
4CRAY CRAY [M]7422NBTR Britton (Lara)
5FIORELLI MICHA (NSW)[M]53322NBTA Langton (Anakie)
6DYNA PRISCILLA (NSW)[M]2FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
7LEKTRA DAVE [M]53613NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8ANGEL OF MUSIC [M]23255NBTA Langton (Anakie)
9ELFIE [M]Res.55448NBTD Cortese (Hampton Park)
10TROY’S VERDICT [M]Res.65525NBTS Kipirtidis (Cranbourne South)

Angel Of Music is probably one of the most talented maiden chasers going around and today she should be able to break through, she has been placed in eight of 12 starts to date and three starts ago she led until the shadows of the post when placed at The Meadows in fast time. From the pink she should be able to carve across to the early lead and she will prove hard to reel in.

Fiorelli micha has a heap of talent but she wont go past the leader, two starts back she pulled up three times in the run and amazingly wasnt sighted by the stewards, today she should settle mid pack and once she gets up to the leaders she should idle up alongside them and fill the quinella spot.

Tigers Hero is a member of the powerful Robert Britton kennel and he is drawn to run a big race, he was solidly placed here on debut and he should have derived a lot of benefit from that run.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Angel Of Music with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Exacta: 8/1,2,5 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 8Macro Meats Laurels Final (gobis)4:17 PM (VIC time)
S/E Group 2 event over 515 metres at Sandown Of $82,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $50,000 2nd: $15,000 3rd: $7,500 GOBIS: $10,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WEBLEC BELLE (SA)[3]1211229.40(3)J Britton (Anakie)
2WEBLEC ROSE (SA)[4]6272129.39(4)J Britton (Anakie)
3OUSAI BALE (NSW)[4]5771229.66(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
4KERRIGAN BALE (NSW)[4]1273129.48(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
5FOOTLUCE DIVA (SA)[4]2363129.35(1)J Britton (Anakie)
6LAMIA BALE (NSW)[4]7111229.37(4)S Collins (Lara)
7LADY RONRAY (NSW)[3]1113129.58(3)R Steele (Menangle Park)
8JAMIELA TWIST [5]1124229.39(2)J Galea (Rowsely)
9HASHTAG SELFIE [5]Res.1732329.98(5)R Britton (Lara)
10OAKVALE DESTINY (SA)[3]Res.1221329.52(1)J Britton (Anakie)

The main race of the day and i think the speedy Lady Ronray can cross early and she should steal the prize. Her last 50m isnt great but she will be burning along early and im expecting them to shuffle up behind her as they head through the first bend. In her two runs here she has run similar sectionals and overall time and those numbers should be enough to get the cash.

Lamia Bale has the clear class edge and she must never be discounted, im a bit concerned about the draw tonight but she has great track sense and she can work her way through the field.

Weblec Rose continues to improve and she made Lamia Bale look like a 5th grader here last week, if she pings and runs again she should give a great sight.

Weblec Belle is going to be well fancied but i think she is a massive risk from the red, she will look to shift out at the first bend and she may take out half the field.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lady Ronray with Sportingbet

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

Trifecta: 2,6,7/1,2,6,7/1,2,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

Best Roughie:
Race 6: Tekki Minx

2014 Group Two Laurels Classic Final Preview

The Group Two Laurels Classic takes centre stage at Sandown Park tomorrow afternoon and it looks to be a great race with a number of talented bitches engaged.

There isn’t much difference between any of the runners time wise so it wouldn’t be a shock to see virtually any of the eight salute.



Lets have a look at what the trainers had to say

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.50
Heat Replay
 
Weblec Belle
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Weber Lochel Syndicate
Prizemoney
$52,830
Last 10 Starts
1412712112
December
2012
 Fawn Bitch by Dyna
Tron
-Snow
Excuse
StartFairRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$3,108Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
17941
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5382
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
9520
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3210
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – She is well boxed, I think the two will give her a bit of room. I am hoping she can get out well and put herself in the race because if she begins slowly she could get into a bit of trouble.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.4029.81 (2nd)5.085.16
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.35
Heat Replay
 
Weblec Rose
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Weber Loechel Syndicate
Prizemoney
$9,400
Last 10 Starts
- – 14562721
December
2012
 Fawn Bitch by Dyna
Tron
-Snow
Excuse
StartRiskyRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,175Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
8220
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2550
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
5210
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – I didn’t know she was capable of running 4.93 early but when they (Weblec Rose & Weblec Belle) cam to me there wasn’t must difference, she just hasn’t been racing as well. I don’t think she came to racing as quickly as Weblec Belle. If she does what she did last week I think she will be very hard to beat.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3929.394.934.93
Box 3
Race Odds
$11
Heat Replay
 
Ousai Bale
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$18,580
Last 10 Starts
1166457712
October
2012
 Brindle Bitch by Yahoo
Omar
-Geisha
Bale
StartSlowRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,093Rating87
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
17621
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3553
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
3110
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1000
George Dailly (Co-Trainer) – She is a rough chance, a lot of the other bitches in the race are better than her but she is in it so you never know.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.6629.65 (2nd)5.095.09
Box 4
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Kerrigan Bale
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$47,900
Last 10 Starts
1251812731

July
2012

 Brindle Bitch by High
Earner
-Maple
Bale
StartRiskyRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,597Rating90
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
301045
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3464
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
11413
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4021
George Dailly (Co-Trainer) – She has to lead. She will have to get out and go, but she has early speed and she is quite strong to the line when she gets out on the bunny.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.4829.675.025.08
Box 5
Race Odds
$26
Heat Replay
 
Footluce Diva
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Trowbridge Trowbridge Syndicate
Prizemoney
$33,445
Last 10 Starts
1215723631
July
2012
 Black Bitch by Vapour
Whirl
-Foot
Luce
StartSlowRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,045Rating87
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
321045
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3159
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
9401
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3011
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – She is poorly boxed because there will be a lot of speed from the outside coming down on her. She is going to have to rely on a bit of trouble, she is very strong, so if there is a little bit of a pile up and she can get around the other dogs then she is a bit of a chance.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3529.815.065.22
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Lamia Bale
Trainer
Steve Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$85,645
Last 10 Starts
7223171112
July
2012
 Brindle Bitch by High
Earner
-Maple
Bale
StartFairRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$2,519Rating91
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
341083
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2966
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
19452
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2001
ARG Comment – Highly talented bitch that is in terrific form at present. She is not well boxed under a brilliant beginner so she will need to put her best paws forward to put herself into the race.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3729.67 (2nd)5.035.12
Box 7
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Lady Ronray
Trainer
Ray Steele
Owner
Irena Steele
Prizemoney
$37,175
Last 10 Starts
1113611131
December
2012
 Black Bitch by Cosmic
Rumble
-Ronray
Disco
StartExcellentRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$2,065Rating98
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
181403
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
7894
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2101
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4201
Ray Steele (Trainer) – I think it will suit her out there because she can come out really good off an outside draw. Her early speed is her best attribute but she will really need it on Sunday because there are seven other handy dogs in the race. She has got to use all of her early speed to be any chance
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.5829.585.015.01
Box 8
Race Odds
$15
Heat Replay
 
Jamiela Twist
Trainer
John Galea
Owner
Kim Holloway
Prizemoney
$11,360
Last 10 Starts
5361311242
July
2012
 Fawn Bitch by Where’s
Pedro
-Valley
Twist
StartModerateRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$793Rating89
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
10322
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3070
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
5121
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1000
ARG Comment – Has run a hot 29.39 over the track and distance but will need some luck to get into the race from the wide draw. If she can find the lead she is as good as any of these on the bunny.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3930.04 (2nd)5.085.29
1st Res
Race Odds
$31
Heart Replay
 
Hastag Selfie
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Shane Fisher
Prizemoney
$6,280
Last 10 Starts
-162317323
March
2013
 White
and
Blue
 Bitch by 

Cosmic
Rumble

-Coulta
Sky
StartModerateRunning Finish 
Prizemoney Rating$1,298Rating84
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
9223
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
2278
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
4111
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comment – Lightly raced greyhound that is always around the money but faces a stiff rise in class and will need a fair bit of luck to feature if she gains a start.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.9829.84 (3rd)

5.08

5.08
2nd Res
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$240,500
Last 10 Starts
3213728124
July
2012
 Blue Bitch by 

Vapour
Whirl

-Foot
Luce
StartSlowRunning FinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$ 7,074Rating88
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
341367
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3821
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
14434
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – She was stiff last week not to get through. She was last early last week and the dog that was back with her put her into the fence and then she got run off the track when she tried to make some ground. If she can get into the race she will always be a chance.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.5229.90 (3rd)5.145.32

If Weblec Rose (2) can begin like she did last week then it is hard to see anything leading her. She showed what she was capable of, clocking 4.93 early and 29.39 overall. She does like to get off the track a touch but she shouldn’t be threatened too much early from her direct outside and, as long as she gets clear galloping room around her, I think she can find the front and be too strong. 



Lady Ronray (7) is a class runner and she also shows tremendous speed early. She is a flawless beginner week in, week out, but she does have to cross six other runners here and a few of them can show early toe too. She will need to lead to win as she did get a little bit tired in the final stages last week, but if she can find the front she can record slick time on the bunny. I think she is the value runner in the race and is definitely the one to be on if the odds are too short for Weblec Rose.



Weblec Belle (1) isn’t a brilliant beginner but she is drawn well to get a nice run along the rails and she is very strong in the run to the line. 



Lamia Bale (6) is in top form but wont be helped by the poor draw and a lot of speed in the race. She can record some sizzling early sections in her races, however she has a bit going against her today.

The Group Two Laurels classic is race eight and will jump at 4:17pm.

2014 Hobart Thousand Rises Above All Others

Kiwi owner/breeder Alison Lee is still on cloud nine after her superb greyhound Above All scored an emphatic victory in last night’s Group One Hobart Thousand.

Beginning well from box five, the Robert Britton- trained chaser found the front in the early stages and put on an effortless demonstration, defeating Ride The Rails by seven and three quarter lengths with Melbourne Cup champ Dyna Villa back in third.

“It is surreal, I still can’t believe it”, Lee enthused, “It was very exciting and a great experience”.

Lee made the trip from the Land of the Long White Cloud to the Apple Isle to cheer on her brilliant black performer, thinking that he would race well in the $75,000 to the winner feature.

“I thought that if he jumped and got a bit of clear room that he would be a chance, but I really thought the one (Big Ticket) and two (Dyna Villa) would have jumped better and that he would have had to tuck in behind them”, Lee explained.

“Rob (Britton) said that the four (Blurred Lines) missed the jump and it gave him that little bit of room which he used to his advantage.

“Although he was in front, I wasn’t too sure because he had Dyna Villa behind him, but he just kept going.”

Not only did Above All record one of the most dominant Hobart Thousand wins in recent times, the son of Magic Sprite and Kara Janx also smashed the track record previously held by one turn king Paw Licking, clocking a breathtaking 25.52 over the 461 metre trip.

Lee said his effort to shave 12/100ths off the previous Hobart benchmark was just the icing on top of the cake.

“I couldn’t believe that he broke the track record and I didn’t even realise he had until I got down to the presentation. He went well and to top it off I was then told the track was a little bit soft too, so to get the track record has just made it unbelievable.”

Above All came into the Hobart Thousand series after having a freshen up following his fourth placing in the Melbourne Cup. Lee said that the short break was pivotal for Above All, with just 11 starts to his name before the Tassie series.

“He was unlucky in the Melbourne Cup, he got a couple of checks and we think he hit the rail. For him to hold on for fourth, we were really happy with the run.

“We wanted to keep him fresh, he races better that way and he is only young so Rob has just decided to race him lightly and pick out races for him.”

Above All qualified for Australia’s oldest race with a phenomenal last to first heat performance on December 11. Showing maturity and field sense way beyond what his racetrack experience would suggest, the 32 kilogram powerhouse weaved his way through the field and captured the lead in the run to the line.

“It was a huge run in his heat”, Lee said, “We were absolutely screaming back home.”

“When he jumped and got checked I thought ‘on no’ but he really used his brain, he went back to the rail and found his way through the field.”

Now with 13 starts for eight wins and two minor placings, Above All looms as one of the most promising and exciting chasers in the country. Lee, who bred him with her partner Merv O’Brien in New Zealand, said that they virtually knew from day one that he was superbly talented.

Based on this, they decided to send him to Australian shores to race under the tutelage of Britton, who previously trained their former gun speedster, Clone Your Own, to win the Group Two Harrison-Dawson.

“The bloke that broke him in said that he was quicker than any other dog he has put around.

“When I got him home I hand slipped him at Addington and the time that he ran home in for his first trial was huge. I knew then we had to get him over to Rob as soon as we could.”

“Rob is brilliant, he is such a good conditioner. He looks after his dogs, they are always fit and in brilliant condition and the whole family- Rob and Mary and Pete and everyone that works there, they are just really great.

“Plus they always buy him an ice cream and a cheeseburger on the way home”, Lee laughed.

At this stage, the next goal for him is tomorrow night’s heats of the Group One Silver Chief at The Meadows, however Lee explained that the final call will rest with Britton to determine whether the dog is ready to back up in the 525 metre feature.

“Rob wasn’t going to make any commitments until he was back at home and settled in his kennel, but if there are any issues then he will scratch him straight away.”

Lee and O’Brien, who have been breeding greyhounds for 18 years, look set to have a wonderful ride ahead of them with Above All.

“The sky is the limit for him and Rob will just pick and choose the races for him to go in and eventually he will stand at stud.

“As long as he stays fit and sound he should have a huge future, it is great what he is doing for New Zealand racing.”

Above All Seizes 2014 Group One Hobart Thousand

The Robert Britton- trained Above All has put in a breathtaking performance to claim this year’s Group One Hobart Thousand, defeating an outstanding young field in the process.

The son of Magic Sprite and Kara Janx was the standout heat winner last Thursday, coming from last early to surge clear in a time of 26.16 over the 461 metre trip.

With a better beginning from box five this week, the black powerhouse showed everyone what he is really capable of when getting on the bunny, obliterating the field to score by seven lengths in a phenomenal 25.52.

The airborne time broke the existing 25.64 track record which was set by Paw Licking when he won the same race last year.

Above All defeated the Kelly Bravo- trained Ride The Rails with Melbourne Cup hero Dyna Villa filling the trifecta back in third.

Above All has now won eight races from just 13 career starts with over $105,000 in prize money earnings.

He is now expected to take his place in a heat of the Group One Silver Chief on Saturday night where he has drawn box one in race five.

Sandown Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview December 18 2014

Another cracking night at Sandown Park ahead of a fantastic Group Two Laurels Classic which will be held on Sunday at the track. Hopefully we can get you a few winners tonight so that you have plenty of cash to load up on the big race on Sunday.

Best Bet:
Race 2: Armed And Ready

Best Roughie:
Race 1: Se’s High Above

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,3,6,7,8 – Leg 2: 1,3,7 – Leg 3: 2,3 – Leg 4: 1,2,3,6
$120 for 100%

Race No. 1Onautos.com.au7:06 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ANDIAMO NEO [5]24651NBTR Crisafi (Pakenham)
2SPRING GRACE (NSW)[5]51216NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
3LEKTRA UTOPIA [5]45113FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
4FARMOR EYE AM (QLD)[5]216230.01(3)R Britton (Lara)
5SHOUT OUT LOUD [5]31171NBTB Brown (Axedale)
6SE’S HIGH ABOVE (GA)[5]7335429.59(1)R Britton (Lara)
7ALLEN QUARIAN (NSW)[5]31261NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
8TELL ME MA [5]321FSHJ Carr (Devon Meadows)
9BILLY BUBBA [5]Res.35532NBTJ Naughton (Berwick)
10ADDIS REVENGE (NSW)[5]Res.33874NBTL Smith (Langwarrin)

Andiamo Nemo has the good draw and he recently caught the eye with a strong 28.17 Bendigo win. He has been placed in three of four here previously and this is the weakest race he has contested at this track. With the wide running Spring Grace drawn on his outside he should get a very clear run into the first turn and he should break away as they head for the back straight.

Spring Grace was a zippy 30.20 Meadows winner two runs back and she should give a great sight. In her past three starts she has recorded sizzling early sectionals and I can see her leading again tonight. She tends to drift wide through the turns so I dont think she can hold out the red.

Se’s High Above is armed with a monster finish and she shouldn’t be too far away at the end, she tends to find a lot of trouble so she could be a good anchor for third and fourth in your exotics.

Allen Quarian is a powerful chaser and if he can find the rail early he should be in the finish, my concern with him is that he can miss away and he will be looking for the rail.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Andiamo Nemo with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 1,2,7/1,2,6,7/1,2,4,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 2Abba Boarding Kennels7:24 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ARMED AND READY (NSW)[5]1113NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2MY ZEPHYR [5]32617NBTN Armstrong (Cranbourne)
3XTREME GRETEL (GA)[5]21427FSHR Britton (Lara)
4MAXIMUM CHEZ [5]11313FSHA Dailly (Anakie)
5SATSUKI BALE (NSW)[5]51545NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6SHE’S YOURS [5]4372229.71(3)W Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
7FLOTILLA [5]76781NBTG Walker (Clayton)
8DYNA CHASER (NSW)[5]58412NBTS Collins (Lara)
9JET MIKADO [5]Res.6184630.35(4)P Jones (Hoddles Creek)
10BLACK CHASE (QLD)[5]Res.37385NBTJ Gill (Darriman)

Armed And Ready was beaten when on debut here last time but I’m expecting him to make a lot of improvement tonight. He was a tad slow to begin last week and he had to work hard mid race to stay in contention. From the red tonight he should be able to hold them out early and then put a space in them mid race.

Satsuki Bale is dropping in class and she hasn’t had much luck since her handy 30.11 Meadows win, she is drawn poorly again tonight but the four should give her a nice cart across and that should allow her to settle in a prominent position.

Dyna Chaser returned to form at Geelong with a highly impressive 25.86 Geelong win and if he gets across early he will prove hard to hold out, unlike most of his opponents, he is able to run a genuine 515m.

Xtreme Gretel is a former American chaser now in the care of the in form Robert Britton kennel, he comes here with solid credentials so it will be worth watching the betting moves.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Armed And Ready with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 3Total Rubber7:43 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COME ON FANTASY [5]18624FSTDJ Borg (Maryborough)
2PETER PETTIGREW [5]5323334.72(2)L Cockerell (Buckley)
3BLONDE OASIS [5]33613FSTDB Dapiran (Northwood)
4DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]33143NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
5KO KO MIKADO [5]33474NBTP Jones (Hoddles Creek)
6SONIC PIRATE [5]4448334.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
7ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]3233234.47(3)P Dapiran (Northwood)
8FENDER [5]31221FSHB Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
9MACCA’S SWAY [5]Res.45864NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
10BLACK CHASE (QLD)[5]Res.37385NBTJ Gill (Darriman)

Come On Fantasy is dropping considerably in class and she is drawn to make a big impact. Five starts ago she posted a strong 29.62 win here from this draw over 515m and in that effort she gave every indication that this trip will suit. There is no speed on her outside so if she can step cleanly she should get every chance to lead all the way.

Sonic Pirate has a solid record here and he should be in the mix for most of the journey, he tends to get a little tired in the run home but if he happens to cross the red early he may just be able to establish a race winning lead.

Zipping Bart charged home when placed at Bendigo last time and with some luck early he should be there again, however if he is short odds I would be risking him as he does make a lot of mistakes in his races.

Dyna Glinda rounds out the chances, she has the ability to ping the lids and she caught the eye when winning at The Meadows in 30.12 three runs back.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Come On Fantasy with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 4Domain Appliances8:07 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PRINCESS PASS [5]44534FSTDJ Sharp (Lara)
2MAVERICK BOMBER [5]52385NBTM Cartechini (Hallam)
3MIMICKING (NSW)[5]4775242.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
4EXQUISITUS [5]46255FSTDJ Imlach (Pearcedale)
6CAMBRIDGE PRINCE [5]33212NBTA Langton (Anakie)
7BORN ALI [5]538T641.97(3)R Britton (Lara)
8TEARS SIAM (NSW)[5]5874141.91(8)R Britton (Lara)

Tears Siam is the litter sister to gun stayer Space Star and she made a dazzling Victorian debut here last week when winning by a staggering 20 lengths in 41.91. Once again she has drawn perfectly in the pink and if she steps on terms with them again she should prove far too classy for these. She is likely to start $1.50 or shorter but that is still massive over’s against this lineup.

Exquisitus has the ability to lead them up and she may be suited to this journey, outside of the pink this is a very weak race so she should get her own way out in front and she should run a cheeky race.

Born Ali is much better than her recent form suggests and she should give a nice site. She is clearly a fair way from her best but she should still be good enough to fill the quinella spot.

Cambridge Prince rounds out the place chances, he has been racing in consistent fashion and he appeared to hit the line a lot better at Geelong over 680m last time out.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Tears Siam with Sportingbet

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

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

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

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

Race No. 5Laser Electrical8:25 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

1ALLEN ERYK (NSW)[4]6528234.15(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
2SIGN OF SNOW [4]2663734.37(5)A Langton (Anakie)
3SMART MAXWELL [5]7485434.17(2)D Coleman (Lara)
4DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]4725534.52(7)A Dailly (Anakie)
5HE ISN’T REALLY [4]4674134.40(1)C Schlensog (Anakie)
6OAKVALE FLYER (SA)[5]11445FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
7ECHELONIC ACTION [4]1472134.25(1)D Coleman (Lara)
8CORNELIUS FUDGE [4]1361134.47(4)L Cockerell (Buckley)
9MACCA’S SWAY [5]Res.45864NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
10BLACK CHASE (QLD)[5]Res.37385NBTJ Gill (Darriman)

Allen Eryk has been racing in good style here of late and his effort three runs back was enormous. Tonight he has the luxury of slow beginners drawn on his outside so with a clean getaway he should be able to poke through and lead as they head past the post the first time. He is quite strong in the run home so if he does happen to lead I can’t see anything reeling him in.

Oakvale Flyer is making her middle distance debut and she shouldn’t have too much trouble covering the ground. She tends to race best when on the speed and this race doesn’t have too much pace so she should be able to lob in the top two early.

Smart Maxwell is better than his form reads and he does have a very zippy 34.17 PB here, if he can come out cleanly and get a clear run he could give a nice sight at odds.

Cornelius Fudge has regained his best form of late and he should be suited by the wide draw, I dont think he can win tonight but I think he is a genuine place chance.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 3 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Eryk with Sportingbet

Exacta: 1,3,6/1,3,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 6Long Island Country Club8:50 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CREATIVE KARISMA [4]1536329.34(3)K Podmore (Wagga Wagga)
2ALLEN GRAVION (NSW)[4]4882329.49(1)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3DYNA NIHILIST (NSW)[4]1312529.51(3)J Hunt (Lara)
4PAPA HOOK [4]3523229.76(6)R Neocleous (Hazelwood North)
5HOT WHIRL [4]32F5229.74(5)J Sharp (Lara)
6MAXIMUS GLIDER [4]5733529.48(1)D Crawford (Pearcedale)
7JAYNEY BALE (NSW)[4]1155129.48(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
8MISSILE FLASH (NSW)[4]3757129.57(4)A Dailly (Anakie)

Dyna Nihilist is an absolute beast and I think he can get the job done tonight. Two starts back he turned in a monster performance when placed behind Hobart Thousand finalist Ride The Rails and with an ounce of luck tonight he should go one better. At present he is one of the fiercest chasers in training and he really does look suited near the rail.

Papa Hook has the ability to lead and he is nearing another win. He has recorded three impressive placings in a row here and if he happens to cross them early they might just bunch up behind him and he could steal the prize.

Creative Karisma has a great record here and he should run an improved race from the red, he does have a sizzling 29.34 PB here and with the lack of speed on his outside he should be able to get a clear run in the early stages.

Jayney Bale is a class act and she is capable of just about anything, however tonight I think she is limited to a place chance because she may get posted wide for most of the journey.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Nihilist with Sportingbet

Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

Race No. 7Emerson School9:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLO GOOD BYE [5]7531429.09(5)P Galea (Rosedale)
2MAXIMUM LIL [5]1261429.39(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
3WHERE’S THE SURF [5]74123NBTD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
4SKINNY VINNIE [5]3246529.57(2)R Britton (Lara)
5HAILSTORM BILLY (NSW)[5]7435629.35(2)A Langton (Anakie)
6ALLEN MALIK (NSW)[5]3223429.80(6)S Collins (Lara)
7DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]1577429.88(8)S Collins (Lara)
8MEPUNGA MOSS [5]7454729.43(2)J Britton (Anakie)
9CLASSIC NITRO [5]Res.F4723FSHJ Carr (Devon Meadows)
10SPA JANGLES [5]Res.5333329.84(4)J Mccoll (Daylesford)

Maximum Lil can be hard to follow at times but when she pings the lids she is capable of running blistering times. Two starts back she stepped cleanly and reeled off an explosive 29.86 Meadows win, tonight she meets a similar lineup and apart from the pink there is no early speed at all, so she should get every chance to show her best form.

Where’s The Surf has been placed in six of ten here and he has been desperately unlucky in his past two starts, with an even getaway tonight he should be able to sit just behind Maximum Lil in the early stages and he will then apply pressure as they turn for home.

Hello Good Bye is a long way from his best but two starts back he did record a strong 29.54 win here, if he can repeat that effort he shouldn’t be too far away at the end.

Mepunga Moss had no luck here last week and she is capable of pinging the lids, she is down on confidence but if she finds the bunny early she can turn in an improved performance.

Top Four: 2 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Maximum Lil with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 2/1,3,8/Field ($18 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

1HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[4]3512229.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
2AWESOME PROJECT (NSW)[1]1661229.35(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
3MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[3]4316129.27(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
4OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]1848629.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[3]5535229.26(5)J Hunt (Lara)
6HAWK ALONE [2]2556629.38(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
7DYNA NICO (NSW)[4]2622329.62(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
8PRINCE TO EXCEL (NSW)[3]8152529.67(2)G Jose (Catani)

Awesome Project is a gun speedster and he should make light work of this lineup. Two starts back he stepped up in distance to score a dazzling 34.23 win here over 595m and I think he is better suited back to this journey. There is a bit of speed drawn around him tonight but he should be able to out muster them and if you can land $2.50 or better that is value.

Hawk Alone is never far away over this journey and he should be able to return to some form, there is a fair bit of speed in this event so he should be able to settle mid pack and that will allow him to avoid trouble at the first turn.

Humphrey Bale was far from disgraced when placed here last week and from the red he should be in the mix again. He will need a bit of luck at the first turn but if he gets it he should make an impact.

Musquin Bale beat Humphrey Bale here last week and he must be respected again, my concern with him tonight is that the two dogs underneath him have enough speed to match him and he may be posted wide for the first few hundred meters.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Awesome Project with Sportingbet

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

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

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

Race No. 9Tab Rewards9:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PENNSYLVANIA IS [5]7851134.59(8)A Paraskevas (Cranbourne South)
2ROCKABILLY KING [5]54615NBTE Dowsey (Cowwarr)
3THATCHER [5]52125NBTC Russell (Kyabram)
4BONJOUR BONSOIR (NSW)[5]4675234.76(3)J Delaroche (Cranbourne North)
5SPA CHEANG [5]84455FSTDJ Mccoll (Daylesford)
6EL CHANA [5]25526FSTDL Sturgess (Talbot)
7DIVA’S SHADOW [5]16835FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
8MISS SHIRLEEN [5]36336NBTN Stanley (Portland)
9MACCA’S SWAY [5]Res.45864NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
10BLACK CHASE (QLD)[5]Res.37385NBTJ Gill (Darriman)

Pennsylvania Is surprised me here last Sunday when he came from off the speed to score in 34.59, from the red tonight he should be able to push through and lead them up and on the bunny he should go a lot quicker on the clock. I think he can possibly get down to the 34.20 mark and there isn’t anything in this field that can get down to that sort of time.

Diva’s Shadow is making her middle distance debut and she should give a great sight. She is armed with smart early speed and she should match motors with Pennsylvania Is for most of the journey, she may get a little tired in the run home but she should be able to hold on for a place.

Bonjour Bonsoir was far from disgraced when placed at The Meadows last time and she should be in the mix again, she lacks early speed but she is strong and she is a must for your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 4 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Pennsylvania Is with Sportingbet

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

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

First Four: 1,7,8/1,7,8/4/Field ($30 for 100%)

First Four: 1,7,8/1,7,8/Field/4 ($30 for 100%)

Race No. 10Harvey Norman – Springvale10:15 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. DES [5]1373329.57(6)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
2DYNA FATBOB (NSW)[5]2175529.58(1)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3BUNGA BUNGA [5]6417329.74(2)J Greenough (Pearcedale)
4STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]3636129.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
5RUMERO REASON (NSW)[5]7743330.03(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
6POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]4523629.73(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
7UPSET BOY [5]8344729.64(2)J Hunt (Lara)
8TRICKY ROSE (NSW)[5]15112NBTB Dapiran (Northwood)
9CLASSIC NITRO [5]Res.F4723FSHJ Carr (Devon Meadows)
10OLD JOCK [5]Res.16462NBTN Stanley (Portland)

Tricky Rose is back to her brilliant best and she is drawn to make a big impact. Three starts back she showed a dazzling turn of foot soon after box rise when scoring at The Meadows in 30.31 and she should take some stopping again, with a clear run she is capable of running some serious time and this looks her race.

Rumero Reason has turned in three strong performances since resuming from a short spell and he is bursting to break through. He is going to need a lot of luck in running but if the gaps open at the right time he could get the cash.

Dyna Fatbob is dropping in class and he is suited by the rails draw, he can be hit or miss early but he is capable of good things when he steps cleanly.

Polly Bale rounds out the chances, she is better than her form reads and she only needs a clear run in the first 50m to feature.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Tricky Rose with Sportingbet

Exacta: 2,5,8/2,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 2,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/2,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 11Razldazl Greyhounds10:40 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DESTINI LOBO [5]7525629.76(1)E Rinaldi (Lethbridge)
2MINORITY (TAS)[5]27732NBTG Campbell (Peechelba)
3WEALTHY SCHOONER [5]12312NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
4KING ROCKSTAR [5]1181629.88(6)M Briganti (Tuerong)
5SAGE BALE (NSW)[5]12244NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
6DR. RAHOUAL [5]5376329.67(6)J Mcmahon (Darriman)
7LISSA BREEN [5]15327NBTC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
8HESTIA BALE (NSW)[5]5352629.87(2)M Delbridge (Balliang)
9ZIPPING COCO (NSW)[5]Res.87114FSTDB Dapiran (Northwood)
10RASHAD REASON (NSW)[5]Res.77353FSHA Dailly (Anakie)

Hestia Bale has been racing well in much stronger company of late and she gets her chance to score tonight. She is better suited to a rails draw but she still has the speed to cross and she has won three of her seven tries here.

Sage Bale should be in the mix for a long way and he too is dropping in class, with a wide runner on his outside he should get a clear passage early and he will get his chance to make an impact.

Dr. Rahoual is well drawn out wide and he will be strong in the run to the line, he has won here previously in a solid 29.67 and if given some room early he should be able to turn in a similar effort tonight.

King Rockstar rounds out the winning chances, he has speed to burn and if he settles in the top two early he may prove hard to reel in.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hestia Bale with Sportingbet

Exacta: 5,6,8/4,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 4,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

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

Race No. 12Laurels Final This Sunday10:58 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YOKO [5]47426FSHJ Carr (Devon Meadows)
2HUMMING BIRDHILL (NSW)[5]1166129.50(1)R Britton (Lara)
3DR. KLAAS [5]4548529.62(5)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
4DELI ALLEN (NSW)[5]67361NBTS Collins (Lara)
5CRAFTY MAISY [5]12361NBTC Russell (Kyabram)
6JAGMAN [5]43311FSHC Johannsen (Devon Meadows)
7FLAME BALE (NSW)[5]51152NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
8HILDA’S BEST (NSW)[5]42134NBTR Britton (Lara)
9LEKTRA SPIDER [5]Res.15174NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
10DASHA MIKADO [5]Res.84646NBTM Barber (Hoddles Creek)

Humming Birdhill put her best paw forward last time out and she looked ultra impressive when scoring at The Meadows in 30.06. In that effort she showed a great turn of foot soon after box rise and with a similar run in the early stages tonight she should get every chance to lead throughout.

Jagman continues to improve and he should run a big race again, last time out he beat the exciting Gunloch at Cranbourne in 30.57 and he only needs luck early to feature.

Flame Bale scored a hot 30.14 Meadows win three runs back and if she repeats that effort she should run a big race again, she normally shows early speed and there isn’t a whole lot of speed drawn underneath her.

Hilda’s Best should follow Flame Bale across early and he should make up for his luckless effort here last week.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Humming Birdhill with Sportingbet

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

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

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

2014 Group One Hobart Thousand Final Preview

The Hobart Thousand is the oldest race in Australia and has been won by some of the sport’s finest since it was first run in 1935.

The 2014 Group One Hobart Thousand will see a terrific lineup of some of the most promising young chasers in the country.

Lets have a look at each runner individually.

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.60
Heat Replay
 
Big Ticket
Trainer
Steven Clarke
Owner
Pat Sofra
Prizemoney
$22,785
Last 10 Starts
1122151511
December
2012
 Black Dog by Fabregas-Bella
Portrait
StartRiskyRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,753Rating98
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
13821
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6285
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4301
Steven Clarke (Trainer) - He has got his box so hopefully he takes advantage of it. He can be a little bit tardy from the boxes but if he can begin with them he certainly has the speed to match it with them.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
25.9025.905.125.12
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.40
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Villa
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$469,060
Last 10 Starts
3181311131
October
2012
 Black Dog by Collision-Roxio
Bale
StartGoodRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$19,544Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
241525
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6292
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3100
ARG Comment – Melbourne Cup winner that was very impressive in his 25.94 heat win. Has been jumping consistently well lately and would prove very hard to catch if he bounces on the bunny.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
25.9425.945.075.07
Box 3
Race Odds
$51
Heat Replay
 
Breaker’s Tip
Trainer
Gary Fahey
Owner
G & G Fahey
Prizemoney
$14,450
Last 10 Starts
3231112211
October
2012
 Black Dog by Mogambo-Dennes
Point
StartFairRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$850Rating87
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
17753
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4188
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
10441
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2101
ARG Opinion – Has won five of his last seven and began well last week but he comes up against a terrific field and looks like he will have to improve a few lengths or hope for a lot of interference to win.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
26.2226.375.055.05
Box 4
Race Odds
$12
Heat Replay
 
Blurred Lines
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Brett Bravo
Prizemoney
$75,860
Last 10 Starts
1712122871

March
2012

 Black Dog by Batrim
Bale
-Witch
Fantasy
StartRiskyRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$2,107Rating88
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
361194
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3167
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
6320
Kelly Bravo (Trainer) – It is probably not the greatest box for him because he needs a clear few strides early to get moving, if he gets that he goes ok.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
26.2326.235.115.11
Box 5
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
 
Above All
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Allison Lee
Prizemoney
$31,165
Last 10 Starts
1421211141
July
2012
 Black Dog by Magic
Sprite
-Kara
Janx
StartModerateRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$2,833Rating96
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
11720
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
6482
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
ARG Opinion – His heat run was his first start since finishing fourth in the Group One Melbourne Cup behind Dyna Villa. He put in a terrific run last week and is right in the race if he can begin cleanly.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
26.1626.165.105.10
Box 6
Race Odds
$18
Heat Replay
 
Hellyeah Bolt
Trainer
Anthony Bullock
Owner
Hellyeah Syndicate
Prizemoney
$88,090
Last 10 Starts
4656212341
September
2011
 Black Dog by Dyna
Lachlan
-Flash
Diamond
StartRiskyRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,545Rating93
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
572795
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4772
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
191031
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
7112
Anthony Bullock (Trainer) – I give him a big chance. I think it depends on what the one (Big Ticket) and the two (Dyna Villa) do at the start…if he begins like he did last week I will be very happy.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
25.7525.965.045.04
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
 
Ride The Rails
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Nadine Brown
Prizemoney
$52,165
Last 10 Starts
2132726311
October
2011
 Black Dog by Cosmic
Chief
-Pearl
Napoleon
StartModerateRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,086Rating94
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4817136
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
3575
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
6230
Kelly Bravo (Trainer) – His heat run was impressive. Hopefully being drawn off the track will allow him to get clear room to get into the race and he won’t find too much trouble. The Tassie dog in the pink (Señor Slamma) seems to go pretty straight, it doesn’t crash down to the fence, so as long as he (Ride The Rails) can begin with them I think he will improve a lot from his heat.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
26.0526.055.125.12
Box 8
Race Odds
$18
Heat Replay
 
Senor Slamma
Trainer
Gary Johnson
Owner
Robyn Johnson
Prizemoney
$35,665
Last 10 Starts
1111211111
April
2012
 Fawn Dog by El
Grand
Senor
-Tequila
Mall
StartGoodRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$793Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
452023
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4456
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
14800
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
7212
Gary Johnson (Trainer) – He likes the outside but the key to the dog is that he has got to jump to win. He usually runs pretty good sections and his second section is where he usually clears out away from them.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
25.8826.235.015.12
1st Res
Race Odds
$7.00
Heart Replay
 
Kicking Rocks
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Ryan Tredway
Prizemoney
$28,560
Last 10 Starts
2247311112
October
2011
 Red
Fawn
 Dog by 

Cosmic
Rumble

-Really
Satisfies
StartSlowRunning FinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,298Rating89
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
22963
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
4182
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1010
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comment – A very fast greyhound that is capable of clocking some scintillating times. He is tardy at box rise but has great acceleration when he is given time and room to balance up. Will need luck if he gains a start but is more than capable on his night.
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
-25.95 (2nd)

-

-
2nd Res
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 
Buckle Up Wes
Trainer
Ted Medhurst
Owner
R Johnson & S Sutton
Prizemoney
$551965
Last 10 Starts
3213728124
June
2011
 Black Dog by Collision-Everlong
Bale
StartGoodRunningMiddleFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$ 10,614Rating99
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
523085
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
5883
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
15831
Box – Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comment – Class runner of the field that has been a little disappointing at his last two starts. Despite this, he is one of the best dogs in the race and would prove hard to beat if he gains a start
Best Hobart Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
25.7726.01 (2nd)5.09-

Dyna Villa (2) is the class runner of the race. He is the winner of this year’s Melbourne Cup and is a genuine Group One star. He is drawn well in box two on Thursday night and if he can get room to move in the early stages he should get to the front and prove very hard to run down.

A few of the dogs in this race are hit and miss early but, if they time the start right, they can really fly. 

Big Ticket (1) looks to be a quality dog in the making and he has the ability to match it with any of these if he begins with them. Box one will help him but he can’t afford to let them get away from him in the early stages. He is the fastest qualifier coming into the race so must be respected.

Above All (5) ran a phenomenal race in his heat after striking trouble in the early stages. He didn’t manage to break 26 but the style of the win was amazing. You would think if he steps well he is good enough to challenge for the lead and take out the title.

Senor Slamma (8) is in terrific form as a winner of 11 of his past 12 starts, but he comes up against a whole new class of greyhound tonight and will have to make a big step up in grade.

Ride The Rails (7) has had two starts back since fracturing a hock for two outstanding wins. He is fast enough to win but he can mix his box manners and that won’t be any help in a Group One field. 

Hellyeah Bolt (6) is a quality dog but his form is hit and miss. He was back to his best last week but it is a big ask to do it again the following week and he only has an average strike rate from the green. Not saying he can’t win, but he would need to do everything right.

Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview December 14 2014

It should be a terrific day at Sandown Park with the semi finals of the Group Two Laurels classic and that is where we are headed with today’s tips.

Race No. 4Ideal Fasteners3:13 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 715 metres at Sandown Of $2,175 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,525 2nd: $430 3rd: $220.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SURVIVOR SAL [5]77456NBTT Cortese (Hampton Park)
2MEPUNGA SAMMY [5]87676FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
3HEAVENLY STAR [5]66556FSTDG Graham (Woodleigh)
4MIMICKING (NSW)[5]3477542.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
6ABBEY’S HAND [5]87126FSTDR Britton (Lara)
7SUNDAY SESS [5]17875NBTD Murray (Napoleons)
8TEARS SIAM (NSW)[5]65874FSHR Britton (Lara)

Mepunga Sammy has had no luck at all since resuming from a spell and he should be suited by the rise in distance. Back in April he posted a blistering 29.32 victory here over 515m and if he can produce those sort of sectionals early he should be able to build up a monster lead mid race. Being by Bekim Bale and the manner in which he hits the line over 515m, I believe he should have no trouble covering the ground.

Tears Siam is ideally drawn out wide and she comes here with solid NSW staying form, she has recently joined the powerful Robert Britton kennel and she should be primed for a bold first up showing in Victoria.

Abbey’s Hand should settle near the speed and she should give a nice sight, the last 50m may be a concern but she should be able to hold on for a place.

Mimicking is a long way from his best but this is the weakest race he has contested for a while so he must be included in your exotic bets..

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Sammy with Sportingbet

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

Quinella: 2 to rove with 4,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/4,6,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

Race No. 9Laurels Final Next Sunday4:36 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown Of $2,305 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,615 2nd: $460 3rd: $230.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YAZZ [5]64536NBTL Harris (Somerville)
2OPEC BALE (NSW)[5]62121FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
3SONIC FURY [5]65746NBTP Reinders (Gruyere)
4DR. DES [4]3137334.43(4)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
5ALOUETTE MAGIC [5]54558FSHJ Worsfold (Girgarre)
6MACCA’S SWAY [5]84586FSTDJ Borg (Maryborough)
7SERASH BALE (NSW)[5]72311NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
8PENNSYLVANIA IS [5]17851FSTDA Paraskevas (Cranbourne South)
9IN BLACK GEAR (NSW)[5]Res.51888FSTDA Langton (Anakie)

Opec Bale has been racing in explosive fashion and he really powered to the line when scoring at Horsham last time in 32.79. With a clean getaway tonight he should be able to settle in the top three and he should prove far too strong in the run home.

Macca’s Sway is making his debut over this journey and he should be suited by the rise in distance, he has had no luck in recent times but if you go back through his form he does have a brilliant 27.37 Horsham victory to his credit.

Pennsylvania Is has the good draw and she should lead them up for a long way, I’m not convinced that she will run the journey but she should have enough in the tank to hold on for a place.

Dr. Des rounds out the chances, he has a lot of talent and he has won here previously in a smart 34.43.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Opec Bale with Sportingbet

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

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

Trifecta: 2/4,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Best Value:
Race 3: Chrichton Bale

Group Two Sandown Laurels Heats Preview

The girls get their chance to shine as the Group 2 Sandown Laurels series kicks off on Sunday. The $50,000 to-the-winner race is open to the best 64 female greyhounds nominated that are whelped on or after 1 June 2012.

The heats take place at Sandown Park on Sunday, followed by semi-finals the following week with the final taking place on 21 December 2014.

The heats contain greyhounds of varied experience and class with a number of noted Group performers scattered throughout.

Here’s a look at the chances in each heat;

Heat One –  Race 1 at 2:04pm

The stand-out is Oakvale Destiny (1). She is already a multiple Group race winner and took out the bitches-only Group 1 Sapphire Crown earlier this year, so she is well and truly proven in this class. She will be a short-priced favourite.

Only two other runners in the field have won at Sandown. Come On Fantasy (2) stopped the clock at 29.62 three runs back to score her first win at the track from four attempts. Career wise she has won just three from 18. Image Puzzle (4) is a lightly raced bitch whose only career win came at Sandown in 29.88. She has led most of her races and will need to lead by a very long way to be any hope of defeating Oakvale Destiny.

Of the other runners, Miss Shirleen has been in the placings plenty of times but has been racing over longer distances. She is also yet to win from box eight.

Heat Two –  at 2:40pm

The Foot Luce sisters appear to have the second race between them. Footluce Diva (3) and Oakvale Flyer (4) are litter-mates to Oakvale Destiny, who is in the first heat. Oakvale Flyer (4), unlike most of the others in the litter, possesses a bit of early toe. If she shows that she will be hard to beat. She was a runner-up behind her sister in the Sapphire Crown and has won five at Sandown with a best of 29.43. Footluce Diva has raced around the track in 29.35 and has won three from seven at Sandown. She loves the rail so the draw looks good. She just has to avoid trouble early on.

Fratelli Fresh (6) has won two from three at the track and eight from 18 overall in her career. Her best at Sandown is 29.75 but she is yet to score from box six. She is very strong and more than capable on her day.

Hashtag Selfie (8) has not long started her career, with just the seven starts under her belt. She has won two and placed on three other occasions. She won her maiden at Sandown in 29.98 from box five. The draw for this heat is the widest she has drawn in her career and she will need to lead early to be in the race at the end.

Heat Three –  Race 5 at 3:16pm

Mepunga Hayley (1) is a Group race winner but she hasn’t won a race since August. The box draw is great for her as she has won three from four wearing the red stretch vest. Her best at Sandown is a fast 29.29.

Pud (8) is the veteran of just eight starts and has been impressive in her last two runs, running best on day at Cranbourne and Sandown. The Mogambo and Mum’s Heart (Elgrando – Zulu Zepha) bitch led all the way in 29.44 last week and clocked a handy 5.02 early. This will be a test for her to see if she can rise in class.

Diva’s Shadow (7) and Hestia Bale (8) have both recorded three wins from five starts at Sandown. Diva’s Shadow has been the quickest of the two with a best of 29.45. Her last two starts have been nothing flash and has won just one from three out of box seven. Hestia Bale has won one from three out of box eight and lacks the pace to cross the field.

Satsuki Bale (3) can show early speed and has won six from 19 overall. She has not really taken a liking to Sandown yet, failing to win after three attempts at the track.

Heat Four –  Race 7 at 3:59pm

The talented Secret Spell (5) will be looking to bounce back after running last in the Group 2 Ballarat Cup final behind Luca Neveelk. The Batrim Bale and Wicked Witch (Larkhill Jo – Witch Magic) bitch has won eight from 11 including one at Sandown in 29.26. A lot depends on how she steps but there does not appear to be much pace drawn around her.

Jamiela Twist (1) hasn’t put a foot wrong at Sandown, placing on each occasion she has raced at the track. Her best winning time is 29.39 and she looks well drawn on the rails.

Farmor Eye Am (2) has started just twice for a win and a second. It is a big jump from just breaking your maiden to starting in a Group 2 event but she is in the astute hands of Robert Britton so needs to be respected. She cracked her maiden at Sandown last week in 30.01 and is the improver in the field.

Mepunga Diva (7) has won twice at Sandown, with her best time of 29.58 coming from box five. She is a risky beginner but when she gets it right can sizzle early as shown by her best first split of 4.96. If she can begin well she will be up in the firing line.

Heat Five – Race 9 at 4:40pm

Handy NSW bitch Lady Ronray (2) gets her chance to show what she is capable of in the fifth heat. She trialled in 29.68 and that should be good enough to take this out. The Cosmic Rumble and Ronray Disco (Bombastic Shiraz – Ronray Lass) bitch has won 13 races from 16 starts and possesses plenty of pace so she should be able to get to the lead where she does her best work.

Julie Bale (5) has been racing over the staying trip with success and has been doing plenty of racing of late. She has not won over the 515m at Sandown but she has won three from box five.

Breshia Bale (7) steps up for her first 500 and is coming off a best-of-day performance over the 480m at Horsham. She can handle a wide draw and is a value each-way chance.

Heat Six – Race 10 at 4:56pm

Weblec Belle (3) is fresh off a win in the Group 3 Brian Johnstone at Angle Park, defeating Oakvale Destiny in impressive fashion. She has won four from seven at Sandown. She is racing very well at the moment so she is a big hope.

NSW bitch Jewel Action (6) has been improving at Sandown. She finished second behind Jordan Allen last week to improve on the last place she got at her first start at Sandown. She runs fast sections early at Wentworth Park and she will need to do that here to overcome the draw.

Rocka Hula Baby (8) has won her last two races including a 29.54 win last start at Sandown. The Premier Fantasy and Brislane (Brett Lee – Thai Again) bitch is in good hands with trainer Kelly Bravo but is yet to prove herself from a wide draw.

Heat Seven – Race 11 at 5:11pm

West On Delly (7) has won her last three on the trot around The Meadows and Sandown. The Brett Lee and West On Bluebird bitch started her short career off in WA in qualifying trials. She has had six starts in Victoria for three wins and two placings. Her best at Sandown is 29.67.

Lamia Bale (1) won well over 595m at Sandown on Thursday night in a heat of the Sir John Dillon Memorial and has won over this trip in 29.47. The only problem with the box one draw is that she likes to get off the track. She is better from a wider box. She has recorded a best of 29.48 at Sandown.

Jayney Bale (2) has won four of her last eight. Two of these have been at Sandown. The Jarvis Bale and Kumar Bale (Kiowa Sweet Trey – Winfrey Bale) bitch has won six from 15 in her career and has a good record from box two.

Heat Eight – Race 12 at 5:26pm

Dyna Nico (2) loves to be drawn near the rail and she is a great beginner. She has just the two wins at Sandown from eight attempts with a best of 29.62 but the draw brings her into the race.

Kerrigan Bale (5) has three wins at Sandown but likes to be drawn closer to the rail. She has been racing some class dogs like Kiss Me Ketut and Chica Destacada in recent times so she will appreciate racing against some of the more inexperienced chasers in this field.

American import Se’s High Above (6) won her maiden at Sandown in 29.59. She has not won at Sandown since but she is a very strong chaser. She lacks pace early which can be a problem from the draw.

2014 Group One Melbourne Cup Is Dyna Villa’s

Dyna Villa (8) has taken out the Group One Melbourne Cup in style, carving across from box eight to streak away for a two length victory in 29.36 at Sandown Park on Friday night.

The Collision and Roxio Bale (Droopy’s Vieri – Francesca Bale) dog came into the race unbeaten at the track. He had also never had his colours lowered wearing the pink stretch vest.

The money had been coming for Dyna Villa all day and at box-rise he was just shy of starting as the favourite. That honour went to Keybow (1) who punters had supported well due to the prime rails draw.

Dyna Villa forged out a fast first section of 5.04 to lead clearly into the first bend, just ahead of NSW bitch Chica Destacada (2). Rounding the turn, there was a little bit of interference between Above All (3) and Luca Neveelk (7), which left space for Keybow to hunt up along the rail into third.

Down the back, Dyna Villa got out to a six length lead and at this stage it was clear we were looking at this year’s Melbourne Cup winner. Chica Destacada tried her heart out, maintaining second position and pocketing connections $120,000 while Keybow filled the last of the minors.

Dyna Villa, trained by Jenny Hunt, has now won his first Group race. Prior to the Melbourne Cup, he had made the final of the Group 2 Geelong Cup. The generous prize-money of $420,000 takes his earnings over $460,000. He has just turned two years of age and the big win takes his career record to 15 wins from 23 starts. He looks to be the next star for the famous Wheeler family and little wonder given he is closely related to the recently retired Xylia Allen.

Full Results

1st: Dyna Villa (8) – Jenny Hunt
2nd: Chica Destacada (2) – Doreen Drynan
3rd: Keybow (1) – Darren McDonald
4th: Above All (3) – Robert Britton
5th: Cosmic Wise (5) – Jeffrey Britton
6th: Awesome Project (4) – Darren McDonald
7th: Star Recall (6) – Jeffrey Britton
8th: Luca Neveelk (7) – Gerald Kleeven

Time: 29.36
1st Split: 5.04 (8)
2nd Split: 18.62
Margins: 2 x 2
Scratchings: Cawbourne Whip (9), My Bro Fabio (10)

Sweet It Is Takes Out 2014 Bold Trease

She has done it again.

The bitch that trainer Darren McDonald described post race as a “Bold Trease re-incarnated” unleashed her trademark run home to clinch the 2014 Group One Bold Trease at Sandown at Sandown Park on Friday night.

A clear run in transit is always the key for the daughter of Mogambo and Off Springer (Flying Penske – Skullring) and, while she was slightly hampered leaving the home straight the first time, she could not of asked for a much better trip.

Ever the consummate professional, Sweet It Is took full advantage of the uninhibited run home to give the early leaders a cold and storm away to salute by a cool 5 1/2 lengths in a rapid 41.56.

After leaving the boxes reasonably well, Sweet It Is settled in seventh place as Zipping Maggie (2) took the ascendency, leading from Space Star (4).

Halfway down the back straight, Space Star took over and looked a big hope. Sweet It is began her move as the field passed the 715 metre boxes and made ground in a hurry.

Swinging for home, that familiar lightning turn of foot was as evident as ever as the 28kg black bitch hooked to the outside and put paid to her rivals in the twinkling of an eye en route to her fourth Group One victory.

Space Star hung on for second placing with rank outsider Reap The Benefit (5) working home for third placing.

Of the beaten brigade, excuses could not really be made for any of the runners with the winner simply too good and interference reasonably minimal.

The win was Sweet It Is’ 15th from 47 career outings and sees her career earnings reach a whopping $584,065.

2014 Group One Bold Trease – Full Results

1st – Sweet It Is (3) – Darren McDonald

2nd – Space Star (4) – Robert Britton

3rd – Reap The Benefit (5) – Michael Chilcott

4th – Zipping Maggie (2) – Peter Dapiran

5th – Beks (1) – Patrick Bouchier

6th – Blinker’s On (8) – Brooke Ennis

7th – Mystic Twist (6) – Mark Cauchi

8th – Coulta Rock (7) – David Curtain

Time: 41.56

1st Split: 6.17 (2)

2nd Split: 15.88 (2)

3rd Split: 30.62 (4)

Margins: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4

Scratchings: Dyna Kayla (9), Manila Express (10)

2014 Group One Bold Trease Final Preview

While the Melbourne Cup takes centres stage at Sandown Park tonight, greyhound fans will be treated to a double dose of Group One racing.

Just two races earlier, $100,000 is up for grabs for stayers in the 2014 Bold Trease.

Darren McDonald will rug up the favourite Sweet It Is from box three. Despite having won almost every important race on the calendar, the Bold Trease has been one that has so far eluded the astute Devon Meadows mentor.

Rob Britton will look to make it back-to-back wins in the race after he won the 2013 final with Cheetah Zorro. Britton is the only trainer in the race who has won the event in the past.

The Bold Trease is Race Six on the card and is scheduled to jump at 8:38pm.

Here is a look at each dog in detail with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 

Beks

Trainer
Patrick Bouchier
Owner
Patricia Bouchier
Prizemoney
$39,360
Last 10 Starts
3152325241
32 Months Black Dog by Bekim Bale-Flaming Doll
StartSlowRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,270Rating91
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
31667
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
19%61%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
6122
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
6112
ARG Comments: Made the most of his opportunities to flash home and score in 42.04 last week. That was his first win at the track in six attempts. He will need to begin well to be an chance of competing here.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.0442.046.346.37
Box 2
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$90,025
Last 10 Starts
1111432642
30 Months Dark Brindle Bitch by Turanza Bale-Natalie Rass
StartRiskyRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$3,215Rating90
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
281253
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
43%71%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
6210
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4110
Peter Dapiran (Trainer): “The draw looks to have helped her, it is what you want to be drawn close to the fence with both Sweet It Is and Beks usually reasonably slow away. She should get a good look at the lure. She got a little bit tangled up last week and, by the time she balanced up the run on dogs had a little bit too much momentum and just got her on the line.”


Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last

41.85

42.086.136.19
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.10
Heat Replay
 
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$484,065
Last 10 Starts
1232221112
36 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo-Off Springer
StartRiskyRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$10,523Rating99
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
6418106
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
30%63%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
11540
Box 3 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
5220
Braden Finn (Owner): “I spoke to Darren yesterday and he said the bitch is as good as ever and jumping out of her skin he’s just hoping for a clear run! It looks a very good race with the 2 dogs on the rise Space Star and Blinker’s On improving all the time should be a good final all dogs worthy of their spot in the race. I think the six should come out and lead and give the pink a nice cart over which will make him hard to beat.”

Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
41.4641.946.236.23
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.40
Heat Replay
 
Space Star
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Camilla Limon
Prizemoney
$36,800
Last 10 Starts
1111315321

29 Months

 Black Dog by 

Bekim Bale

-Tonto Tears
StartGoodRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,840Rating100
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
201223
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
60%85%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
11020
Box 4 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4400
Robert Britton (Trainer): “It was exciting to have a dog with so much ability come into the kennel, you often get pups who are a little more average so it was great to have him come in. We knew he had a big motor and it was good to see him get off the track last week where he wants to be, that allowed him to show what he can do. It was a good field in his heat but when you are running 41.6 then you wouldn’t be too disappointed if you got beat. To be honest I am not too happy with this week’s draw with the pace on his outside. I am hoping he can get a clear run early but you just wonder how it will happen. It could be a big night for us, but I have learnt over many years to not get too excited, they don’t give these sort of races away, that’s for sure.”
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
41.6541.656.206.20
Box 5
Race Odds
$101.00
Heat Replay
 
Reap The Benefit
Trainer
MIchael Chilcott
Owner
Geoffrey Collins
Prizemoney
$19,450
Last 10 Starts
4231212252
32 Months Black Dog by Bekim Bale-Zarbo
StartModerateRunningRailFinish

Good

Prizemoney Rating$648Rating88
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
30577
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
17%63%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2010
Box 5 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
4101
Michael Chilcott (Trainer): “He has drawn the worst box and is between the two fastest dogs in the race but you can not do much about that. He has enough pace to be up there but got shuffled back from second to second last in the heat, if he is sitting midfield heading for home, you never know.”
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
NBT42.816.356.35
Box 6
Race Odds
$34.00
Heat Replay
 
Mystic Twist
Trainer
Mark Cauchi
Owner
Kim Hollway
Prizemoney
$61,615
Last 10 Starts
1511737371
37 Months Brindle Bitch by Velocette-Valley Twist
StartGoodRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$1,760Rating81
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
351253
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
34%57%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
3100
Box 6 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3100
ARG Comment: Front running bitch who looks the likely leader in the race. Led all the way in her heat, winning in 42.07. That was her first win over the trip in three attempts. She will have to improve on that time to take this race out.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.0742.076.066.06
Box 7
Race Odds
$23.00
Heat Replay
 
Coulta Rock
Trainer
David Curtain
Owner
David Curtain
Prizemoney
$40,235
Last 10 Starts
431F341251
27 Months Black Dog by Velocette-Coulta Sally
StartGoodRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$1,150Rating86
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
351058
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
29%66%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1100
Box 7 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2010

David Curtain (Trainer): “He has a lot of ability and is maturing all the time. I think nearly every dog copped some interference in his heat and he did well coming back but that is why the time isn’t real flash. There is no stress and no expectation, whatever he does is a bonus.”

Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.7542.756.306.30
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.40
Heat Replay
 
Blinkers On
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Troy Little
Prizemoney
$50,590
Last 10 Starts
7123211112
30 Months Blue Dog by Cosmic Rumble-Good Oil
StartGoodRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$2,300Rating93
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
22951
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
41%68%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
6220
Box 8 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3110
Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative): “If you could draw the field the way you wanted to, this would have to be close to it. He should get a great cart over and be right in the race. He trialled over 600 before last week and was simply outstanding, he was very unlucky last week and probably should have won easily. But you have those nights and it was one where nothing went our way. He should get a lot more luck this week given the way the field is drawn. You can never be too confident with Sweet It Is in the race, she can do freakish things and run down anyone when things go her way.”


Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
41.7142.186.286.28
1st Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heart Replay
 
Dyna Kayla
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$136,285
Last 10 Starts
6411142173
28 Months Blue Bitch by Surf Lorian-Amity Bale
StartGoodRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$4,867Rating94
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
281442
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
50%71%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
3101
Box Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comments: Quality race bitch who found trouble when crossing to lead last week. She has plenty of Group racing experience and would be far from the worst if she gained a start.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
42.11

42.16

6.136.19
2nd Res
Race Odds
$101.00
Heat Replay
 
Manila Express
Trainer
Captain Abbott
Owner
Captain Abbott
Prizemoney
$23,645
Last 10 Starts
1234121413
32 Months Black Bitch by Bekim Bale-Flossy
StartSlowRunningRailFinishGood
Prizemoney Rating$430Rating80
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
551568
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
27%53%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
1001
Box Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
----
ARG Comments: A run on type who does most of her racing in easier classes. She will be a fair way back in this type of field and looks tested.
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
NBT42.326.276.27

The early pace in the race looks likely to come from Mystic Twist (6) and Zipping Maggie (2).

This should give Blinker’s On (8) a beautiful cart across into the action. Should he be afforded a clear run, he will take some running down.

Champion bitch Sweet It Is (3) will be worse than midfield early and is sure to be running home like a hungry school kid. If she gets a clear run in transit, she will add a fourth Group One title to her impressive curriculum vitae.

Space Star (4) set the time standard in the heats and had tons of ability. He will need to avoid dogs cutting across him early if he expects to use the track as usual.

2014 Group One Melbourne Cup Final Preview

The eagerly anticipated Group One Melbourne Cup is scheduled to jump at 9:24pm (VIC time) tonight at Sandown Park.

A whopping prize-money pool of $600,000 is available for place-getters. The winner receives $420,000, the runner up will receive $120,000 and third grabs hold of $60,000 – not too shabby for a 29 second run.

The Melbourne Cup was first conducted at Sandown Park in 1956. The race has come a long way since. In this year’s edition a number of story lines thread their way into the race.

If Keybow wins, he will break the Australian prize-money record and will make his trainer, Darren McDonald the first trainer to win four Melbourne Cups. If Above All wins he will become just the second greyhound from New Zealand to take out the great event. That feat was last achieved 40 years ago.

Recent winners of the Melbourne Cup include Black Magic Opal, Got A Moment, Dyna Tron, El Grand Senor, Lord Ducal, Surgeon, Betty’s Angel and Closing Argument.

We will soon know who the 2014 winner is. Here is a look at the form of each of the finalists;

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.10
Heat Replay
 
Keybow
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Kelvin Lean
Prizemoney
$343,635
Last 10 Starts
2414153611
35 Months Black Dog by Take The Kitty-Key Exit
StartRiskyRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$9,818Rating95
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
351673
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
46%74%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
8312
    
Box 1 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
2110
Kelvin Lean (Owner): “It is a good draw, it’s unbelievable. I think in these big races you have got to be on the inside and there is so much speed in this race that the inside is definitely the place to be.”

Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.3629.365.055.11
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
 
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee Syndicate
Prizemoney
$145,655
Last 10 Starts
6311156821
29 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble-Eluthra
StartGoodRunningMiddleFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$4,699Rating91
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
311253
    
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
39%65%
Track & Dist.
Starts1st2nd3rd
2110
    
Box 2 Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
3110
Doreen Drynan (Trainer): “It is the same box that she won the National Sprint from but she seems to go better when she is drawn out on the track a little bit. She seems to be able to pace up a lot quicker because she is inclined to step a bit to the right when she comes out of the boxes.”
Best Sandown Park Times
BestLastSect. BestSect. Last
29.2229.225.025.02
Box 3
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
 
Above All
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Alison Lee
Prizemoney
$29,510
Last 10 Starts
1F14212111
27 Months Black Dog by Magic Sprite-Kara Janx
StartRiskyRunningRailFinishStrong
Prizemoney Rating$2,951Rating94
Career Record
Starts1st2nd3rd
10620
Strike Rates
Win %Place %
60%80%