Iva Vision Takes Out The 2014 Group Three SA Derby

Iva Vision did not let punters down when he saluted in the final of the Group Three SA Derby at Angle Park on Thursday night.

The son of Ivan Brown and Visualization (Surf Lorian – Leataro) stopped the clock at a slick 29.57 in an imperious six-length rout.

Iva Vision left box eight in third place behind Dyna Ostrander (6) who was one of the best away with Dyna Alchemist (4) also chiming in. However, the Queenslander used the wide draw to perfection. While the inside division were bustling for a spot he timed his run to the nano-second to get across the field just as he was entering the first corner. From that point, the race was all but over as the 36kg black dog sped away to claim the $25,000 winners cheque.

The two strong chasers Wind Whistler (1) and Texas Titan (7) filled the minors. Wind Whistler’s run was almost as impressive as Iva Vision’s. He copped some interference down the home straight the first time and showed great race sense to wind his way through the field to find some clear running in the closing stages.

Of the others, the chances of top SA hope Aston Kane (3) were obliterated within a few strides of leaving the boxes as he checked heavily off Allen Icarus (2) and lost all momentum.

The Derby win was the tenth career victory for Iva Vision. The Peter Young trained chaser has only faced the starter 15 times, so he is blossoming into a serious race dog. He has now amassed over $50,000 for connections and with the world his oyster, he is sure to be able to add to that over the coming months.

Full Results

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

Time: 29.57
1st Split: 4.58
2nd Split: 16.92
Run Home: 12.65
Margins: 6L x 2 3/4L

Scratchings: Dyna Chaser (9), Dakota Premier (10)

Angle Park Greyhound Tips & Betting Preview September 18th 2014

Sportingbet is offering ARG readers with an exclusive $700 free bet. With such a big night of racing at Angle Park tonight the time is now to take advantage.

 

Race No. 1Emmsee Sportswear 82681155 Stake…7:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YODA BALE753330.21Tony Rasmussen
2VICTA BROOKE336529.77Ronald Schadow
3DANYO’S LUKE134429.92Colin Swain
4COSMIC WISE541330.51Jeffrey Britton
5SADIE’S GUESS6216NBTKim Johnstone
6DYNA QUISTIS318530.00Wendy Matcott
7ROCK DOMINATION422230.12Joseph Briffa
8YICHE312229.99Angela Modra
9RED TIN136630.06Robin Harnas
10WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott

Cosmic Wise comes here with strong Vic form and if she gains a clear run early she should win. Sadie’s Guess scored an impressive 30.69 Cannington win two runs back and she can burn along early. Yiche is best of the local hopes.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 8 – 1

Suggested Bets:

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

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

 

Race No. 2Handy Can Rubbish Stake Cta Divi…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STORM ALLEN532230.55Wendy Matcott
2KRAKOW MCLAREN151130.09Donald Foster
3TOP GUN MCBAIN165230.80Todd Kelly
4SPARE WHEEL833230.48Roger Harris
5LONG GULLY MARK221430.11Paula Hearnden
6SNIPER SKILLS577630.29Leanne Fagan
7BRONCO BALE631630.50Wendy Matcott
8YOUNG GUN MCBAIN341230.32Todd Kelly
9DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott
10POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan

Krakow McLaren is airborne at present and he beat a smart type when scoring here last week in 30.20, he should lead all the way again. Long Gully Mark is well graded and he too has been racing in great form. Bronco Bale was unlucky in a heat of the derby last week and he can atone tonight.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Krakow McLaren

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

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Gsm Property Management Mixed St…7:55 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PANDORA’S SIN212135.21Wendy Matcott
2HE’S A VILLIAN116335.21Lisa Rasmussen
3SPRING AMANDA122835.17Wendy Matcott
4DOONA BALE365635.10Tony Rasmussen
6STOP SCRAMMIN’426435.42Petar Jovanovic
7GENGHIS KAHN133234.85Kathleen Johnstone
8PIERO5658NBTRobert Isaacson

Genghis Kahn has turned in some enormous performances here over 515m recently and tonight he is perfectly drawn and he steps back up to his favourite trip. Spring Amanda can ping to the early lead and she should give a great sight. Pandora’s Sin is racing well and she is drawn to be thereabouts.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 7/1,2,3/Field ($15 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 4Peak 24 Fitness And Pt Stake Cta…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WREX BALE622330.08Wendy Matcott
2VELOCITY DAFF343230.09Kim Johnstone
3ABSOLUTE BOSS242130.11Robyn Mackellar
4JUNTA BALE136430.00Lisa Rasmussen
5GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
6WAVE JOCKEY664230.01Leanne Fagan
7BIG ZAP612429.65Troy Murray
8LIFESTYLE LAD187129.97Petar Jovanovic
9MAX ROCKS663830.14Kevin Murnane
10LYRICAL ALLEN6486NBTWendy Matcott

Big Zap has been pinging the lids of late and from his suitable wide draw he should make every post a winner, this is a big drop in class for him and there should be no excuses. George Again hasn’t had a lot of luck recently and he can show improvement at good odds. Wrex Bale just needs luck to feature.

Top Four: 7 – 5 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Big Zap

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

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

 

Race No. 5Jim’s Electrical – 131 546 Free …8:38 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY SURF531243.26Paula Hearnden
2PSYCHOTIC GOLD113143.13Petar Jovanovic
3HUSKY DREAMER336443.19John Gale
4VICTA VICTORIA433143.44Ronald Schadow
5TOKEN MCLAREN115X42.89Donald Foster
6INFINITE WISH5636NBTAngela Langton
7DEFIB DARYL242543.26Petar Jovanovic
8SHEZA TEN233243.56Petar Jovanovic

Token McLaren recently represented SA in the National Distance Championship and he should return to the winners list tonight. Psychotic Gold has won 10 of 16 over this journey but she has been racing very flat of late. Infinite Wish has enough talent to cause a boil over.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Token McLaren

Trifecta: 5/1,2,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Macro Meats Grade 4 Series H Cta…8:58 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER EVENT827529.98Laurence Cahalan
2ALLEN ILLEM271729.81Tony Rasmussen
3SENNI TONY256129.91Colin Swain
4COOL GUINNESS511529.90Kirin Corby
5LUKEY DEEZ135329.87Troy Murray
6SHIMMERING HOOD455130.16Kevin Murnane
7GALILEE SPIRIT821129.62Robert Isaacson
8DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes
9BRENT BALE885230.66Wendy Matcott

Dakota Premier is well placed in the pink box and he should be much better for the run here last week when he was first up from a short spell. Galilee Spirit smashed his rivals when scoring here last week in 29.92. Allen Illem can run home into a place.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dakota Premier

Trifecta: 7,8/7,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Goodwood Baseball’s 125th Mixed …9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KALDEN KAPONE882629.67Troy Murray
2SPORTING TEARS576129.85Steve Meimetis
3MEPUNGA ARMAGH343730.74Jeffrey Britton
4NEBULA221529.78Lauren Harris
6WILD SOUL171129.79Kim Johnstone
7CAIRNLEA LAYLA611229.44Robyn Mackellar
8SIDNEY’S SHADOW651329.56Cameron Butcher

Mepunga Armagh never got a look in here last week and if he can step a little better tonight he should be able to lead early and prove too classy for these. Wild Soul continually finds a way to win and he will be suited by the empty draw underneath. Cairnlea Layla is a massive chance if she gets across.

Top Four: 3 – 6 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

Trifecta: 3/6,7,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Race No. 82014 Schweppes Sa Derby F Cta Di…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIND WHISTLER212129.82Angela Langton
2ALLEN ICARUS346229.96Steven Collins
3ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
4DYNA ALCHEMIST111229.70Steven Collins
5LANNISTER512229.97Troy Murray
6DYNA OSTRANDER115230.13Jenny Hunt
7TEXAS TITAN343129.77Jeffrey Britton
8IVA VISION118129.68Peter Young
9DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
10DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes

Iva Vision turned in an excellent performance to score here last week in 29.68 and he appears better suited from the pink draw tonight. Aston Kane should lead for a long way and he has a terrific record here having won eight of nine. Wind Whistler will be charging home into a place. Texas Titan could be the surprise packet, he will go around at over the odds but he was super impressive in his heat.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Iva Vision

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

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

 

Race No. 9Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…10:05 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY FICELLE8866NBTKathleen Johnstone
2JACKO LANKAN647335.38Petar Jovanovic
3STUZZICHINO225235.32Petar Jovanovic
4VICTA SCOTT385535.10Ronald Schadow
5JOJA STAN424235.31Graeme Stirling
6ANIMATE132235.25Lester Harris
7SET THE SCENE2718NBTLaurence Cahalan
8CRASH DOOLEY312135.28Lisa Rasmussen

Set The Scene is stepping up to the 600m journey in SA for the first time and he really should put a space in them. Stuzzichino has been racing well of late and he can fill the quinella spot, whilst Jacko Lankan has been placed in two of four over this trip and he will be running home late.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Set The Scene

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Mcqueens Tavern Stake Cta Divisi…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN KENNY721830.02Tony Rasmussen
2DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
3OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott
4SHADY DEAL7451NBTKim Johnstone
5SCREAMIN’234230.09Ben Rawlings
6BLACK BOTTLE251530.17Kathleen Johnstone
7KISAI BLADE331829.95Petar Jovanovic
8FLYING BALE736629.97Lisa Rasmussen
9WOODSIDE JAGGER144430.04Graham Smith
10MADIBA MAGIC378830.83Paul Fagan

Flying Bale is well drawn out wide and he has been racing in much stronger company of late, with a clean getaway he should run a big race at value. Screamin’ was far from disgraced when placed here last week and she is overdue for another win.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Flying Bale

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

Exacta: 8/1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Only At The Dogs Stake Cta Divis…10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA MOTLEY232630.23Wendy Matcott
2KNUCKLE BOOM116230.48Leanne Fagan
3KARA ROTO635430.67Todd Kelly
4IRISH MIDGE273230.26Kirin Corby
5BILLIE ROCK186530.37Alan Randall
6ONE WINTA218630.62Micheal Delorenzo
7VELOCITY SAPHIRE643230.40Kim Johnstone
8MISATO BALE434130.51Wendy Matcott
9POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan
10DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott

Dyna Motley looks well placed in the red and after being placed in six of his past eight starts, he is bursting to break through. With some luck early he should make light work of this lot. Misato Bale has the speed to lead and he hung on for a solid win here on Monday. Irish Midge is rarely far away and she should get plenty of space in the first 50m of the race.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Motley

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

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

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

 

Best Bet:
Race 9: Set The Scene

Best Roughie:
Race 2: Bronco Bale

2014 Group Three SA Derby Final Preview

Thursday night showcases another night of Group Three racing in South Australia with the final of the SA Derby to be run and won at Angle Park.

The $25,000 to-the-winner event has been taken out in recent years by Turanza Bale (2008) (sire of super-star Xylia Allen), Dyna Forte (2009), Walter Bale (2010), Yowyeh (2011), Spud Regis (2012) and last year’s winner Ernie Bung Arrow.

Queenslander Iva Vision (8) has qualified the fastest for the 2014 final and will be relying heavily on his perfect record out of box eight. He may have trouble crossing this field as there is a bit of pace on the inside with the likes of Allen Icarus (2) and Aston Kane (3). A few strong types will be looking to feature, such as Dyna Ostrander (6), Texas Titan (7) and Wind Whistler (1). They all need luck early to do their best work at the end.

The improver appears to be Dyna Alchemist (4), who got to the lead last week but was just grabbed by Iva Vision. The Collins kennel has noted that he should be improved off that run. Lannister (5) looks to have a challenge ahead of him as he has had just the two wins coming into this final.

The race is schedule to jump at 9:41pm. Here’s a look at each of the greyhound’s in the final and the Centrebet fixed odds market:

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Wind Whistler
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Partnership
Prizemoney
$28,760
Last 10 Starts
3231722121
27 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Seminole
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,250 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 7 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Trainer) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Wind Whistler is in a better position near the fence.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 29.82 4.58 4.58
Box 2
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Allen Icarus
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$6,130
Last 10 Starts
2141713462
25 Months Brindle Dog by Dyna Tron - Olivia Allen
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $323 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 3 5 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
16% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “We are probably expecting the same sort of performance from him. He will benefit from a look at the track and he is a young, consistent chaser that gives 100% all the time. He could run a cheeky place.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.96 4.39 4.39
Box 3
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Aston Kane
Trainer
Raymond Murray
Owner
Raymond Borda
Prizemoney
$15,280
Last 10 Starts
3124132621
25 Months Black Dog by El Galo - Aston Elite
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $955 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 14 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
88% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 8 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – This exciting chaser is a real live-chance. He led last week for a dominant 29.78 victory. He is a winner of eight races from nine starts at the track and is a good beginner. This is his first real test to see if he can mix it in the higher grades.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 29.78 4.41 4.44
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Dyna Alchemist
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$29,155
Last 10 Starts
2236251112
26 Months Black Dog by Superman - Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,944 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “I expect a lot from him this week. He came into the heats underdone and he had not seen the track. He will be better for the run last week and better for a look at the track. He can begin and he goes straight so the draw shouldn’t be a worry for him.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.70 4.43 4.43
Box 5
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Lannister
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
G Harris, M Bruggeman, A Robertson
Prizemoney
$3,870
Last 10 Starts
X2251251222
30 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Cool Keepsake
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $430 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 4 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – He has just the two wins from nine starts but has been placed on seven occasions. He has just the one win at Angle Park from seven attempts. He will find this just a bit too tough from the draw.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.97 30.03 4.50 4.50
Box 6
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Ostrander
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$38,775
Last 10 Starts
2165111152
28 Months Black Dog by Heston Bale - Dyna Panama
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,615 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 8 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
Comments: ARG opinion is - He won four in a row around Victorian tracks before being unplaced at Sale and then finishing second in his heat behind Texas Titan. He had box eight last week and after finding early trouble, worked himself into the race well. He obviously has the ability but the draw hasn’t been kind to him. He has had seven goes from box six for just one victory.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.77 4.63 4.63
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$25,785
Last 10 Starts
1312853431
26 Months Black Dog by Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Fair Running MIddle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,517 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Texas Titan does want to use the track but he will be a fair way off the track out in box seven.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.77 29.77 4.62 4.62
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.90
Heat Replay
Iva Vision
Trainer
Peter Young
Owner
Conlon Miller Young Partnership
Prizemoney
$26,665
Last 10 Starts
4121111181
30 Months Black Bitch by Ivan Brown - Visualization
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,905 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 9 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
64% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is - Based on last week’s run and his form from a wide draw, Iva Vision looks the one to beat. He was the fastest heat qualifier and has really taken to Angle Park.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.68 29.68 4.59 4.59
1st Res
Race Odds
$23.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Chaser
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$5,215
Last 10 Starts
6183433233
27 Months Light Fawn Dog by Superman - Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $307 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 3 1 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has just the three wins from 15 starts and will struggle to feature if he gets a start.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.04 4.57 4.57
2nd Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
Dakota Premier
Trainer
Colin Simes
Owner
L Simes, K Stagg, N Farley
Prizemoney
$19,705
Last 10 Starts
1141121453
28 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy - Dakota Bird
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,095 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 12 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has a great record at the track with 10 wins from 13 starts. He ran an average race last week and will need to show a bit more pace if he is to factor in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 30.09 4.41 4.55

Aston Kane SA’s Best Hope In Group Three SA Derby

The Group Three South Australian Derby is just around the corner. While the final is dominated by Victorian trained dogs, there is a chance that the Derby title will stay in South Australia.

The locally trained dogs in Thursday night’s final are Lannister and Aston Kane. Lannister, a youngster by Premier Fantasy and Cool Keepsake (Big Daddy Cool – Corrumbene Lass), has had just the nine starts for two wins and seven placings. He has been consistent and to his credit, has made a Group Three final. Lannister is trained by Lewiston based trainer Troy Murray. He looks to be up against it in this race as he has drawn in the middle of the field and is surrounded by some very talented chasers.

Another Murray, in the form of Ray, trains one of the hot chances, Aston Kane. Ray Murray is based at Reeves Plains and has a few handy greyhounds in his kennel including Aston Thomas (20 from 52), Caramel Flirt (10 from 37) and Dashing Canute (4 from 6). Aston Kane has been outstanding in his short career, with the El Galo and Aston Elite (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) dog clocking up 14 wins from 16 starts. With the good draw, he is in this race up to his ears and represents a big chance of keeping the Derby title in SA hands.

Another chaser in the field with a South Australian connection is Texas Titan, who is locally owned by Nathan Wilson.

The Jeff Britton trained Texas Titan is a brother to another Wilson owned star in Oakvale Destiny, the winner of last week’s Group Three SA Oaks. Texas Titan and Oakvale Destiny form part of the Vapour Whirl and Footluce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter that the Wilson-Trowbridge Racing syndicate bred in 2012.

Some more flavour to add to the race is that this will be the second-time the Langton/Britton partnership will be looking to take out both the SA Oaks and SA Derby in the same year. They achieved this feat back in 2011 with Mepunga Nicky and Yowyeh. “We have done it once already and we are hoping to do it again”, Langton told ARG.

The race is scheduled to jump at 9:41pm (SA time). Be sure to check out ARG’s full final preview that includes comments from some of the trainers and an analysis of each greyhound’s chances.

Thursday, 18 September 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Thursday, 18 September 2014

Race No. 1Emmsee Sportswear 82681155 Stake…7:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YODA BALE753330.21Tony Rasmussen
2VICTA BROOKE336529.77Ronald Schadow
3DANYO’S LUKE134429.92Colin Swain
4COSMIC WISE541330.51Jeffrey Britton
5SADIE’S GUESS6216NBTKim Johnstone
6DYNA QUISTIS318530.00Wendy Matcott
7ROCK DOMINATION422230.12Joseph Briffa
8YICHE312229.99Angela Modra
9RED TIN136630.06Robin Harnas
10WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott
Race No. 2Handy Can Rubbish Stake Cta Divi…7:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STORM ALLEN532230.55Wendy Matcott
2KRAKOW MCLAREN151130.09Donald Foster
3TOP GUN MCBAIN165230.80Todd Kelly
4SPARE WHEEL833230.48Roger Harris
5LONG GULLY MARK221430.11Paula Hearnden
6SNIPER SKILLS577630.29Leanne Fagan
7BRONCO BALE631630.50Wendy Matcott
8YOUNG GUN MCBAIN341230.32Todd Kelly
9DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott
10POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan
Race No. 3Gsm Property Management Mixed St…7:55 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PANDORA’S SIN212135.21Wendy Matcott
2HE’S A VILLIAN116335.21Lisa Rasmussen
3SPRING AMANDA122835.17Wendy Matcott
4DOONA BALE365635.10Tony Rasmussen
6STOP SCRAMMIN’426435.42Petar Jovanovic
7GENGHIS KAHN133234.85Kathleen Johnstone
8PIERO5658NBTRobert Isaacson
Race No. 4Peak 24 Fitness And Pt Stake Cta…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WREX BALE622330.08Wendy Matcott
2VELOCITY DAFF343230.09Kim Johnstone
3ABSOLUTE BOSS242130.11Robyn Mackellar
4JUNTA BALE136430.00Lisa Rasmussen
5GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
6WAVE JOCKEY664230.01Leanne Fagan
7BIG ZAP612429.65Troy Murray
8LIFESTYLE LAD187129.97Petar Jovanovic
9MAX ROCKS663830.14Kevin Murnane
10LYRICAL ALLEN6486NBTWendy Matcott
Race No. 5Jim’s Electrical – 131 546 Free …8:38 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY SURF531243.26Paula Hearnden
2PSYCHOTIC GOLD113143.13Petar Jovanovic
3HUSKY DREAMER336443.19John Gale
4VICTA VICTORIA433143.44Ronald Schadow
5TOKEN MCLAREN115X42.89Donald Foster
6INFINITE WISH5636NBTAngela Langton
7DEFIB DARYL242543.26Petar Jovanovic
8SHEZA TEN233243.56Petar Jovanovic
Race No. 6Macro Meats Grade 4 Series H Cta…8:58 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER EVENT827529.98Laurence Cahalan
2ALLEN ILLEM271729.81Tony Rasmussen
3SENNI TONY256129.91Colin Swain
4COOL GUINNESS511529.90Kirin Corby
5LUKEY DEEZ135329.87Troy Murray
6SHIMMERING HOOD455130.16Kevin Murnane
7GALILEE SPIRIT821129.62Robert Isaacson
8DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes
9BRENT BALE885230.66Wendy Matcott
Race No. 7Goodwood Baseball’s 125th Mixed …9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KALDEN KAPONE882629.67Troy Murray
2SPORTING TEARS576129.85Steve Meimetis
3MEPUNGA ARMAGH343730.74Jeffrey Britton
4NEBULA221529.78Lauren Harris
6WILD SOUL171129.79Kim Johnstone
7CAIRNLEA LAYLA611229.44Robyn Mackellar
8SIDNEY’S SHADOW651329.56Cameron Butcher
Race No. 82014 Schweppes Sa Derby F Cta Di…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIND WHISTLER212129.82Angela Langton
2ALLEN ICARUS346229.96Steven Collins
3ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
4DYNA ALCHEMIST111229.70Steven Collins
5LANNISTER512229.97Troy Murray
6DYNA OSTRANDER115230.13Jenny Hunt
7TEXAS TITAN343129.77Jeffrey Britton
8IVA VISION118129.68Peter Young
9DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
10DAKOTA PREMIER145329.57Colin Simes
Race No. 9Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…10:05 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY FICELLE8866NBTKathleen Johnstone
2JACKO LANKAN647335.38Petar Jovanovic
3STUZZICHINO225235.32Petar Jovanovic
4VICTA SCOTT385535.10Ronald Schadow
5JOJA STAN424235.31Graeme Stirling
6ANIMATE132235.25Lester Harris
7SET THE SCENE2718NBTLaurence Cahalan
8CRASH DOOLEY312135.28Lisa Rasmussen
Race No. 10Mcqueens Tavern Stake Cta Divisi…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN KENNY721830.02Tony Rasmussen
2DYNA CHASER323330.04Steven Collins
3OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott
4SHADY DEAL7451NBTKim Johnstone
5SCREAMIN’234230.09Ben Rawlings
6BLACK BOTTLE251530.17Kathleen Johnstone
7KISAI BLADE331829.95Petar Jovanovic
8FLYING BALE736629.97Lisa Rasmussen
9WOODSIDE JAGGER144430.04Graham Smith
10MADIBA MAGIC378830.83Paul Fagan
Race No. 11Only At The Dogs Stake Cta Divis…10:44 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA MOTLEY232630.23Wendy Matcott
2KNUCKLE BOOM116230.48Leanne Fagan
3KARA ROTO635430.67Todd Kelly
4IRISH MIDGE273230.26Kirin Corby
5BILLIE ROCK186530.37Alan Randall
6ONE WINTA218630.62Micheal Delorenzo
7VELOCITY SAPHIRE643230.40Kim Johnstone
8MISATO BALE434130.51Wendy Matcott
9POIDA688430.32Leanne Fagan
10DYNA MORRIGAN646530.37Wendy Matcott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Final field in Box Draw order is:

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips And Betting Preview Sep 11 2014

Best Bet: With $250 in free bets available at Tom Waterhouse, there is no better time than to bet up on our best bet.
Race 2: Frattini

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Doona Bale

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,6,8 – Leg 2: 2,5 – Leg 3: 1,5 – Leg 4: 1,3,4 – $36 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Coffex Coffee Mixed Stake Cta Di…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STUZZICHINO422230.02Petar Jovanovic
2DANYO’S LUKE513429.92Colin Swain
3TIME FOR WAR143129.93Michael Giniotis
4FARMEROO312529.78Kenneth Gill
5YICHE231229.99Angela Modra
6BIG MICK DEE741529.98Lisa Rasmussen
7GALILEE SPIRIT482129.62Robert Isaacson
8ALLEN ILLEM627129.81Tony Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Galilee Spirit has returned to form with a scorching 22.04 win here over 388m and a similar display of speed tonight would see him lead throughout. Farmeroo is ultra consistent and he should be able to settle in the top three early, whilst Yiche is expected to lead and she should give a great sight

Top Four: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Galilee Spirit

Trifecta: 7/3,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,7/3,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 2Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARK SIMON673830.72Colin Swain
2FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
3BLACK BOTTLE825130.17Kathleen Johnstone
4SCREAMIN’223430.28Ben Rawlings
5ALLEN CYDAN2418NBTWendy Matcott
6HE’S A VILLIAN711630.11Lisa Rasmussen
7WOODSIDE JAGGER414430.04Graham Smith
8SPORTY HEART4116NBTDavid Curtain
9GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
10OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott

Frattini is a gun NSW speedster and she will prove hard to beat based on her top placing here last week in a heat of SA Oaks. He’s A Villian will be charging home late and he recently scored two top wins here over 600m. Woodside Jagger is suited by the wide draw and if he step a little better he should be in the mix.

Top Four: 2 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Frattini

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

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

 

Race No. 3Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…7:55 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ALCHEMIST5111NBTSteven Collins
2SIR BRIDGBORN816NBTDavid Curtain
3IVA VISION1118NBTPeter Young
4SPOT GOES RACING143329.94Petar Jovanovic
6DYNA CHASER3323NBTSteven Collins
7PUNISHMENT131129.84Carole Scott
8DASHING CANUTE111130.30Raymond Murray

Dyna Alchemist has won three on end in town in Victoria of late and from the good draw he should get every chance to continue on his winning way. Iva Vision is a classy QLD chaser and recently trialled here in impressive fashion. Punishment has a great record here and he is well placed in a wide draw.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 4Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:14 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY MARK122130.13Paula Hearnden
2FOOTROT FANNING334129.99Bozidar Stamenkovic
3ALLEN ICARUS1346NBTSteven Collins
4DAKOTA PREMIER214529.57Colin Simes
6HOSTILE2121NBTDarren Beasley
7WIND WHISTLER221229.88Angela Langton
8DYNA MOTLEY223230.23Wendy Matcott

Great race and star Victorian chaser Hostile should get every chance to score with an empty draw underneath. He is capable of running the hands off the clock and if he leads it should be a matter of times and margins. Wind Whistler is a star stayer in the making but he still showed enough zip to score here in 29.88 recently.

Top Four: 6 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hostile

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

Trifecta: 6,7/6,7/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

Race No. 5Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:38 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GORHAM BALE321230.11Steven Collins
2KISAI BLADE633129.95Petar Jovanovic
3COOL GUINNESS251129.90Kirin Corby
4AEROPLANE BOWSER356330.57Walter Harkins
5LITTLE DAKOTA115229.88Colin Simes
6TEXAS TITAN534330.38Jeffrey Britton
7BIG ZAP161229.65Troy Murray
8DYNA OSTRANDER1115NBTJenny Hunt

Texas Titan was desperately unlucky here two runs back and I think he can make amends tonight at good odds. Dyna Ostrander was disappointing at Sale last time but he had been in devastating form prior to that. Gorham Bale just needs some room early to feature in the finish.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Each Way Texas Titan

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:58 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALDERLEY REFORM111129.86Alan Mcculloch
2DYNA VILLA1121NBTJenny Hunt
3KASAI WARRIOR422230.10Petar Jovanovic
4BRONCO BALE5631NBTWendy Matcott
5ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
6COULTA ROCK113430.01David Curtain
7LANNISTER151229.97Troy Murray
8OPUS BALE4211NBTSteven Collins

Aston Kane is the state’s most exciting and promising speedster and he reminds me quite a bit of last year’s Derby winner Ernie Bung Arrow. I think he has enough speed to cross and he should prove too strong. Dyna Villa has won nine of 11 in Victoria and he too can reel off blistering sectionals, whilst Coulta Rock will hit the line strongly and he could run a race at odds.

Top Four: 5 – 2 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Aston Kane

Quinella: 5 to rove with 1,2,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/1,2,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

 

Race No. 7Macro Meats Mixed Stake Cta Divi…9:22 PM
2/3 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH BOLT122229.76Anthony Bullock
2NEBULA122129.78Lauren Harris
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW365129.56Cameron Butcher
4SET THE SCENE727129.66Laurence Cahalan
5MEPUNGA ARMAGH6343NBTJeffrey Britton
6KALDEN BALERION123129.75Troy Murray
7GENGHIS KAHN113329.68Kathleen Johnstone
8WILD SOUL317129.79Kim Johnstone

Mepunga Armagh is a reliable beginner and he should prove hard to hold out based on his blistering 29.86 Meadows win in early August. Hellyeah Bolt was far from disgraced in his placing here last week and he is drawn to be a major player.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5/Field ($12 for 100%)

 

Race No. 82014 Coffex Coffee Sa Oaks F Cta…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING AMANDA412229.59Wendy Matcott
2EMERLEY SENORITA151129.85Peter Hurley
3MEPUNGA HAYLEY311229.86Jeffrey Britton
4OAKVALE DESTINY534129.63Jeffrey Britton
5FOOTLUCE DIVA143129.72Kenneth Trowbridge
6HONKY TONK DOLL111229.82Sidney Topp
7FRATELLI FRESH636129.98Dustin Drew
8UNIX BALE881229.91Steven Collins
9FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
10BOOJEROOMAX12329.83Bozidar Stamenkovic

Oakvale Destiny scored a dazzling 29.63 heat win last week and the manner in which she hit the line was super impressive. With some wide runners drawn underneath, she should miss the kick and then be able to find the rail with ease and that should allow her to drive through into a prominent position early. Mepunga Hayley was unlucky but at the same time a little disappointing in her heat, if she can ping the lids and lead tonight she might just get away with the prize. Spring Amanda has the good draw and she was far from disgraced when placed in her heat and she could score at nice odds.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 8

Suggested Bets:

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

Trifecta: 3,4/3,4/Field ($12 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Stake C…10:05 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING CHARLOTTE282730.59Wendy Matcott
2IDLE WAYS717829.96David Curtain
3ENCOSTA KAHN376429.79Kathleen Johnstone
4GEMSTONE JACK354330.20Anthony Bullock
5PREMIER EVENT182729.98Laurence Cahalan
6HEIDI GO SEEK335530.91Angela Langton
7GILBERT ALLEN524130.00Lisa Rasmussen
8JUNTA BALE413630.00Lisa Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis

Premier Event is a reliable beginner and he recently score an all the way win here in 29.98. He should have sufficient speed to cross and he may prove too strong in the run home. Spring Charlotte is better than her form reads and she can show improvement from the good draw.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Premier Event

Trifecta: 5/1,2,4/Field ($15 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,5/1,5/Field ($10 for 100%)

 

Race No. 10Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN432130.02Kim Johnstone
2SENNI TONY225629.91Colin Swain
3YODA BALE575330.21Tony Rasmussen
4STOP SCRAMMIN’442629.66Petar Jovanovic
5FLYING BALE473629.97Lisa Rasmussen
6MAX ROCKS666330.14Kevin Murnane
7JOJA STAN342430.10Graeme Stirling
8DYNA QUISTIS331830.00Wendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings

Senni Tony has been racing well without winning of late and from the favourable inside draw he should return to the winners list at nice odds. Stop Scrammin’ is never far away over this journey, whilst Pepper Kahn should lead for a long way and give a good sight.

Top Four: 2 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Senni Tony

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

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

 

Race No. 11Mcqueens Tavern Open Stake Cta D…10:44 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEFIB DARYL324243.26Petar Jovanovic
2JACKO LANKAN364743.51Petar Jovanovic
4SHEZA TEN523343.56Petar Jovanovic
6HUSKY DREAMER133643.19John Gale
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD211343.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won nine of 15 over this track and trip and she appears to have panels on this lot. Defib Daryl has his favourite draw and he is never far away in this class. Husky Dreamer should round out the trifecta.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Psychotic Gold

Trifecta: 8/1/6

 

Race No. 12Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…11:00 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDANCE ROCK632430.45Dustin Drew
2KALDEN BLANCO323830.08Troy Murray
3SHAMROCK PETAL513830.26Robert Isaacson
4DOONA BALE636530.01Tony Rasmussen
5BOGIE YATES513130.32Ben Rawlings
6LIFESTYLE LAD721829.97Petar Jovanovic
7VELOCITY DAFF334330.09Kim Johnstone
8DYNA OLSEN5217NBTWendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Sundance Rock didn’t have much luck here last week but from the red tonight he should be able to punch through and lead, if he holds the lead he should prove too strong for these. Doona Bale will go around at silly odds and she is a great place hope, whilst Velocity Daff has been racing well without winning of late.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Sundance Rock

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

2014 Group Three SA Derby Heats Preview

The males get a chance to strut their stuff at Angle Park on Thursday night in the heats of the Group Three SA Derby. The ladies will be battling out in the final of the Group Three Oaks.

The 2014 Derby is open to the best male greyhounds whelped on or after March 1, 2012. Four heats of the $25,000 race will be conducted and here’s a look at the best chances in each race.

Heat One – Race 3 at 7:25pm

This race should be an interesting battle between Dyna Alchemist (1) and Iva Vision (3). Dyna Alchemist has won his last three races at The Meadows and Sandown Park. His last win was a best-on-night 29.44 performance at Sandown. The Superman and Talia Bale (Fortified Rush – Brenell Bale) dog won from this draw last start so he looks well placed for this race.

Iva Vision, a Queenslander by Ivan Brown and Visualisation (Surf Lorian – Lestaro) has won three of his last four coming into this. He trialled 29.80 at the track back in late August and then returned to Albion Park last week to run a disappointing last behind Fred Sealey in a mixed fourth and fifth grade event. Overall, he has won eight from 13 and is capable of leading. He is also proven on the clock as he has clocked a fast 29.62 around Albion Park. Hopefully he can make the trip worthwhile for his Queensland trainer Peter Young.

Of the local hopes, Punishment (7) comes into the race with four wins from his last five starts. The Collision and Madam Lash (Just The Best – Miss Bossy) dog has raced over the 400m at Gawler and 388m at Angle Park in his last two starts. He steps back up to 515m for this but he has won three from eight at the track with a best of 29.84. This will be the first time he jumps from box seven in his career.

The other promising local type is King Canute (8). The youngster is yet to turn two years of age and has only had the five starts, winning four of them. The majority of his wins have been over the shorter distances but he stepped up to 515m racing last week for a solid 30.30 win from box eight. The Bekim Bale and Bralyn Ella (Pure Octane – Bralyn Maisie) dog has shown a penchant for the pink, now winning twice from the box. His mother ran third behind Mepunga Nicky in the 2011 SA Oaks.

Heat Two – Race 4 at 7:44pm

Hostile (6) hopefully won’t prove to be just that when he makes his debut at Angle Park under race conditions. The Collision and Restless Style (Surf Lorian – Double Guess) dog has been to Angle Park for two trials and has performed well both times, clocking 29.60 and 29.51. In between those two trials he won at Sandown in 29.58. He has won seven from 20 overall and has recorded a 29.59 track record run around Geelong.

Drawn next to Hostile is strong type Wind Whistler (7). The Premier Fantasy and Seminole (Big Daddy Cool – Call Collect) dog is trained in Victoria by Angela Langton but had the benefit of a start at the track two weeks ago, winning in 29.88. He is not noted for his early pace but finishes strongly.

For experience and form at the track, Dakota Premier (4) stands out. He has 10 wins from 12 starts at Angle Park and has a best time of 29.57. The Premier Fantasy and Dakota Bird (Stately Bird – Top Treat) dog is always thereabouts in the early stages, so he could really challenge for the win in this race. He has won two from three out of the box and has won 12 from 17 overall in his career.

The other dog with good form at the track is Footrot Fanning (2). The Surf Lorian and Koombooyana Miss (Fortified Rush – Koomboyana) dog has four wins from nine at the track and a best of 29.99. He lacks early pace which may see him find some trouble.

Heat Three – Race 5 at 8:08pm

Dyna Ostrander (8) has won four of his last five, which includes wins at Cranbourne, Sandown Park and The Meadows. The Heston Bale and Dyna Panama (Gable Lafourche – Raisa Bale) dog will be having his first look at the track and will be seeking to notch up his first win from box eight.

Cool Guinness (3) has won nine from 16 at Angle Park including a best time of 29.80. He is a very reliable beginner and will be hunting for the lead early. The Premier Fantasy and Cool Keepsake (Big Daddy Cool – Corrumbene Lass) dog is still searching for his first win from box three. His best form is from outside boxes.

Big Zap (7) has impressed on the clock at Angle Park with a best of 29.65 at the track. He has four wins from 11 starts over this distance and comes into the race on the back of some racing over the middle distance trip. The Superman and Boss Ready Made (Big Daddy Cool – Emerald Shoes) dogs form has been mixed as he has won just two of his last five. He has form from outside boxes.

Heat Four – Race 6 at 8:28pm

Dyna Villa (2) looks tough to beat in the final heat. The Collision and Roxio Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) dog has won nine from 11 and has won four of his last five. If he races up to this form he should be adding another win to his tally.

Aston Kane (5) has won 13 from 15 including seven from eight at Angle Park. The El Galo and Aston Elite (Bombastic Shiraz – Elite Oriental) dog has a best of 29.57 and has won from the middle draw. He has pace and often leads so he will present a big threat to Dyna Villa.

Since the calendar clicked over to September, Opus Bale (8) has found winning form, winning his last two. Overall, he has only won three from 16 but the recent purple patch he has hit shows he may be on the improve. The wins were at Shepparton and Geelong over the shorter 400m distance. The High Earner and Maple Bale (Spiral Nikita – Vista Bale) dog needs to be near the lead to be chance and will have to cross Aston Kane and Dyna Villa from box eight.

Alderley Reform (1) is well boxed and has won his last four at Angle Park. The Yahoo Omar and Bananarama (EA’s Itzaboy – Cheeky Intent) dog is bred to show pace. The rails draw brings him right into the race and he could cause a minor upset at healthy odds.

Thursday, 11 September 2014


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Thursday, 11 September 2014

Race No. 1Coffex Coffee Mixed Stake Cta Di…7:14 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STUZZICHINO422230.02Petar Jovanovic
2DANYO’S LUKE513429.92Colin Swain
3TIME FOR WAR143129.93Michael Giniotis
4FARMEROO312529.78Kenneth Gill
5YICHE231229.99Angela Modra
6BIG MICK DEE741529.98Lisa Rasmussen
7GALILEE SPIRIT482129.62Robert Isaacson
8ALLEN ILLEM627129.81Tony Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott
Race No. 2Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…7:35 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DARK SIMON673830.72Colin Swain
2FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
3BLACK BOTTLE825130.17Kathleen Johnstone
4SCREAMIN’223430.28Ben Rawlings
5ALLEN CYDAN2418NBTWendy Matcott
6HE’S A VILLIAN711630.11Lisa Rasmussen
7WOODSIDE JAGGER414430.04Graham Smith
8SPORTY HEART4116NBTDavid Curtain
9GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
10OMAR BALE356729.97Wendy Matcott
Race No. 3Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…7:55 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA ALCHEMIST5111NBTSteven Collins
2SIR BRIDGBORN816NBTDavid Curtain
3IVA VISION1118NBTPeter Young
4SPOT GOES RACING143329.94Petar Jovanovic
6DYNA CHASER3323NBTSteven Collins
7PUNISHMENT131129.84Carole Scott
8DASHING CANUTE111130.30Raymond Murray
Race No. 4Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:14 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LONG GULLY MARK122130.13Paula Hearnden
2FOOTROT FANNING334129.99Bozidar Stamenkovic
3ALLEN ICARUS1346NBTSteven Collins
4DAKOTA PREMIER214529.57Colin Simes
6HOSTILE2121NBTDarren Beasley
7WIND WHISTLER221229.88Angela Langton
8DYNA MOTLEY223230.23Wendy Matcott
Race No. 5Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:38 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GORHAM BALE321230.11Steven Collins
2KISAI BLADE633129.95Petar Jovanovic
3COOL GUINNESS251129.90Kirin Corby
4AEROPLANE BOWSER356330.57Walter Harkins
5LITTLE DAKOTA115229.88Colin Simes
6TEXAS TITAN534330.38Jeffrey Britton
7BIG ZAP161229.65Troy Murray
8DYNA OSTRANDER1115NBTJenny Hunt
Race No. 6Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Divisio…8:58 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALDERLEY REFORM111129.86Alan Mcculloch
2DYNA VILLA1121NBTJenny Hunt
3KASAI WARRIOR422230.10Petar Jovanovic
4BRONCO BALE5631NBTWendy Matcott
5ASTON KANE111129.57Raymond Murray
6COULTA ROCK113430.01David Curtain
7LANNISTER151229.97Troy Murray
8OPUS BALE4211NBTSteven Collins
Race No. 7Macro Meats Mixed Stake Cta Divi…9:22 PM
2/3 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH BOLT122229.76Anthony Bullock
2NEBULA122129.78Lauren Harris
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW365129.56Cameron Butcher
4SET THE SCENE727129.66Laurence Cahalan
5MEPUNGA ARMAGH6343NBTJeffrey Britton
6KALDEN BALERION123129.75Troy Murray
7GENGHIS KAHN113329.68Kathleen Johnstone
8WILD SOUL317129.79Kim Johnstone
Race No. 82014 Coffex Coffee Sa Oaks F Cta…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING AMANDA412229.59Wendy Matcott
2EMERLEY SENORITA151129.85Peter Hurley
3MEPUNGA HAYLEY311229.86Jeffrey Britton
4OAKVALE DESTINY534129.63Jeffrey Britton
5FOOTLUCE DIVA143129.72Kenneth Trowbridge
6HONKY TONK DOLL111229.82Sidney Topp
7FRATELLI FRESH636129.98Dustin Drew
8UNIX BALE881229.91Steven Collins
9FRATTINI715329.89Christine Oldfield
10BOOJEROOMAX12329.83Bozidar Stamenkovic
Race No. 9Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Stake C…10:05 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING CHARLOTTE282730.59Wendy Matcott
2IDLE WAYS717829.96David Curtain
3ENCOSTA KAHN376429.79Kathleen Johnstone
4GEMSTONE JACK354330.20Anthony Bullock
5PREMIER EVENT182729.98Laurence Cahalan
6HEIDI GO SEEK335530.91Angela Langton
7GILBERT ALLEN524130.00Lisa Rasmussen
8JUNTA BALE413630.00Lisa Rasmussen
9SPORTING TEARS257629.85Steve Meimetis
Race No. 10Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PEPPER KAHN432130.02Kim Johnstone
2SENNI TONY225629.91Colin Swain
3YODA BALE575330.21Tony Rasmussen
4STOP SCRAMMIN’442629.66Petar Jovanovic
5FLYING BALE473629.97Lisa Rasmussen
6MAX ROCKS666330.14Kevin Murnane
7JOJA STAN342430.10Graeme Stirling
8DYNA QUISTIS331830.00Wendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10GEORGE AGAIN362429.73Ben Rawlings
Race No. 11Mcqueens Tavern Open Stake Cta D…10:44 PM
OPEN event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEFIB DARYL324243.26Petar Jovanovic
2JACKO LANKAN364743.51Petar Jovanovic
4SHEZA TEN523343.56Petar Jovanovic
6HUSKY DREAMER133643.19John Gale
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD211343.13Petar Jovanovic
Race No. 12Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…11:00 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUNDANCE ROCK632430.45Dustin Drew
2KALDEN BLANCO323830.08Troy Murray
3SHAMROCK PETAL513830.26Robert Isaacson
4DOONA BALE636530.01Tony Rasmussen
5BOGIE YATES513130.32Ben Rawlings
6LIFESTYLE LAD721829.97Petar Jovanovic
7VELOCITY DAFF334330.09Kim Johnstone
8DYNA OLSEN5217NBTWendy Matcott
9FANCY FICELLE886630.16Kathleen Johnstone
10WITCH BALE4864NBTWendy Matcott

Down To Five For The S.A GOTY

GRSA’s selection panel for the Greyhound of the Year has determined the five nominations for the prestigious title.

The Gala Awards Dinner will be held on February 22, where the S.A Bred, Sprinting and Staying awards will be announced as well as the overall South Australian Greyhound of The Year.

The panel will now conduct voting between the following five greyhounds for the 2013 title:

ERNIE BUNG ARROW

Breeding: Lochinvar Marlow – Slippers’ Tonic

Trainer: Ken Gill

Owner: Helen Deacon

2013 Record: 18 starts 16-1-0  $146,620

Greyhound of the Month – July, September, October & December

Won – Heat, Semi & Final Champion Puppy

Heat & Final Schweppes SA Derby (G3)

Heat & Final Triple M Adelaide Cup (G1)

Heat, Semi & Final Brian Johnstone (G3)

The obvious candidate, Ernie Bung Arrow burst on to the scene in the second half of the year. Rising from the age-restricted races, Ernie Bung Arrow quickly garnered national attention via his explosive early speed and lightening sectional times.

Giving his rivals a head start in age, class and experience, he became the first dog in eight years to keep the Adelaide Cup trophy on home soil, before taking his place in the Invitation-only Topgun as a result. Having started 2014 in brilliant fashion with a fourth Group victory, Ernie Bung Arrow will be front of mind for panelists when the voting takes place.

FIRE TYSON

Breeding: Emerley Carlos – Avid Willow

Owner/Trainer: Tony Lagana

2013 Record: 42 Starts.17-7-8 $71,650

Greyhound of the Month – January & February

Won –   Final SA Sprint Championship (G3 – third in heat)

Heat SA St Leger (third in semi & third in final)

Heat & Final Breeders 2013 Prelude (2)

Heat & Semi Howard Ashton (G3 – third in final)

Heat Gawler Breeders 2013 (second in final)

Consolation Gawler Gold Cup (G3 – third in heat)

Staking the claim of ‘Mr Consistency’, Fire Tyson did all of his racing at the top level in 2013. His tendency to use the middle of the track has meant he has been able to overcome poor draws on several occasions. His tenacious nature and rare ability culminated with a final berth in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup.

KALDEN KURAGEOUS

Breeding: Collision – Abbadale Affair

Trainer: Troy Murray

Owner: Saliba Di Manno (Syn)

2013 Record:  34 Starts. 12-5-10 $40,590

Won – Heat West End Anniversary Cup (G3 – second in final)

Heat Gawler South Bakery Cup (third in final)

Heat Gawler Gold Cup (G3 – third in final)

Heat Strathalbyn Cup (fifth in final)

Simply brilliant at his best, Kalden Kurageous came across from W.A in late 2012 and started the new year with a bang. With several sub-30 times at Angle Park, Troy Murray’s chaser would go on to win over five different distances at three different tracks in 2013. While he was unable to capture his best form in the middle part of the year, Kalden Kurageous bounced back like a good dog should, ensuring his nomination was well deserved.

TERCEL

Breeding: Falcon – Liza Brown

Owner/Trainer: Karen Bearpark

2013 Record: 51 Starts 20-11-8 $45,355

Won – Heat John Gray (second in final)

Final Shane McQueen (second in heat)

Previously known as a talented sprinter, Tercel changed his strategy in 2013 by stepping up to the 600-metre journey with instant success. Quickly knocking up 12 wins over the middle distance, as well as keeping his form over the sprints, no-one would begrudge Tercel a GOTY nomination. Interestingly, Tercel changed kennels in January 2014, racing under the care of Kim Johnstone in recent weeks.

TOKEN MCLAREN

Breeding: Token Prince – Stevie Mclaren

Owner/Trainer: Don Foster

2013 Record: 40 Starts 17-6-8 $30,150

Won – Heat Breeders Prelude 2013 (1) (second in final)

Heat Howard Ashton (G3 – sixth in semi)

Also sixth in Triple M Adelaide Cup consolation

6 starts over 731m at Angle Park for 5 wins and a second.

2 starts over 600m at Angle Park for 2 wins.

While the overall numbers don’t look impressive, anyone that saw Token Mclaren’s runs over 600 and upwards in 2013 will understand his nomination. Uncovered as the state’s next staying star, Token Mclaren had seven wins with a margin of over 10 lengths, including a 17-length demolition job over Angle Park’s 731-metre trip in November. His times over all three distances were red hot, and are comparable with some of the great stayers in recent years. Expect 2014 to be even better for this highly talented chaser.

Tonk Sizzles Around Horsham In An Electric 26.88

In a training career exceeding a decade, no dog has come close in quality to current kennel star Tonk for St Albans based trainer Charlie Mercieca.

“I’ve had Casey Jones win a few in city, both at Sandown and The Meadows, and she was lucky enough to win a couple of the 2k added Go Distance Racing events. I’ve currently got an unraced dog that goes ok, although he seems like more of a short courser at this stage and I’ve also got Devil’s Own coming back shortly. We only have three dogs in the kennel, so to have Tonk as part of the team is really exciting for us.”

After watching the son of Bartrim Bale demolish his rivals in a blistering 26.88 at Horsham, you couldn’t help but wonder what he could have done at the Ballarat Cup,

“I’m not disappointed we went the way that we did. If he hadn’t fallen at The Meadows we would have tackled Ballarat, but our main priority has been about getting the dogs confidence back. We feel that the last few wins have done that, which will really help him for the Silver Chief, which is the main target for the dog at this stage.”

“There was no benefit in getting the dog knocked about and taking two steps backwards. So we will look for another race in the country next, possibly a Grade 5 at Geelong, before going to the Meadows next Saturday night full of confidence.”

“We intend on chasing country cups and group races after the Silver Chief, form and injury permitting. He was very lucky to get through his fall relatively unscathed with only some minor scratches.”

In just sixteen career starts Tonk has won seven races and been placed a further eight times, which posed the question of what has been his best run in his young career, “I actually think his best run was in the SA Derby when he ran second to Ernie Bung Arrow, who is something special. Although his run at Horsham was his best against the clock, there is a big difference between racing in Grade 5’s and coming up against group class dogs”, explained Charlie.

“Because I’ve never had a dog with his ability before, it’s hard to know how far the dog can go. I think he has the attributes to win a feature race, he has early pace and is strong at the end. I’m sure that the dog will run a strong 595 at Sandown and 600 at The Meadows, which will open up more possibilities down the track.”

The exciting part about the last three wins for Tonk is that they have come on one-bend tracks, which adds another dimension to the greyhound’s future, with many lucrative country cups now on offer. “Early doors we definitely thought that he was a better dog around the circle tracks, but his recent form around the horseshoes have been phenomenal. He has run 25.29 at Ballarat prior to this, but the Horsham run was amazing, very few dogs can go that time.”

With the prospects of a group race win down the track, one can’t help but wonder about a possible stud career for the regally bred sprinter, “That would be the ultimate. He has great bloodlines with Bartrim Bale, who has a great strike rate, but is now based in China. His mum Coulta Gold is also a fantastic producer, so there is no doubt he is bred in the purple. But he will have to win a really good race to get noticed.”

Tonk’s 26.88 Horsham Replay


Yogi Blue’s – Outdated Rule Surrounds Ipswich Gold Cup Final

Last Saturday night the Ipswich Greyhound Club hosted six sensational Gold Cup heats for this weekend’s feature Group 3 final. With the 6 first placegetters and 2 fastest seconds progressing to the final, controversy surrounds the event following the suspension of heat winner Honey Bouquet for a first marring offence.

The Stewards report taken from the Greyhound Racing Qld website is reproduced below:

Race 7 – Ipswich Gold Cup Heat 4 520m
Shortly after the start HONEY BOUQUET shifted ground inwards. Approaching the winning post on the 1st occasion ZIPPING HURF was tightened for racing room between CEE EH OH and HONEY BOUQUET. Entering the bottom turn as a result of CLONAKILTY MAN shifting ground outwards CEE EH OH, RUSH OF POWER, HONEY BOUQUET and ZIPPING HURF were hampered in running with ZIPPING HURF losing ground. Approaching the 630m boxes CEE EH OH and ZIPPING HURF were racing tight and bumping losing ground. Racing over the concluding stages HONEY BOUQUET improved on the inside of YOGI BLUE and commenced shifting ground outwards, turned its heads outwards and made muzzle contact with YOGI BLUE on 1 occasion marring the running of YOGI BLUE.

Stewards spoke to the trainer of HONEY BOUQUET Mr. J Conlon and advised Mr. Conlon that the greyhound HONEY BOUQUET would be charged under Rule 69 (1) (a) Marring, 1st offence, and stood down for a period of 28 days plus a satisfactory stewards’ trial 520m all tracks.

The outdated rule that dogs found guilty of marring not being disqualified needs to change – the cost is too great for those other greyhound in the race being affected. Take last Saturday’s heat. Though it was visible to everyone watching the event live and on the slow motion replays, Honey Bouquet marred. At the conclusion of the race her trainer was informed that she had been stood down and suspended. She would not take her place in the final. Despite this – and because of this outdated rule – she still wins the race. Then because it is a heat race she is drawn for the Group 3 final. She is immediately scratched from box 3 and the first reserve takes her place in the final. This racing rule lacks common sense.

Where is the compensation for those greyhounds directly affected by Honey Bouquet’s performance? Those who were competing in the same race? Admittedly Honey Bouquet should have won her race easily. It was an enormous run and great performance, she made wonderful ground to peg back the leaders to win by the narrowest of margins.

Should Yogi Blue who finished second to Honey Bouquet been afforded the win and the place in the final? Why do stewards conduct a box draw on track with a greyhound that they have just suspended? When will the rules change to disqualify greyhounds from their race performances where they have been found guilty of marring and other like offences?

The victim in this instance is clearly Yogi Blue. While he didn’t perform to his best in last weekend’s heat race he does have an exceptional record at Ipswich including a super-fast 30.28PB here. That time is the second fastest of all the finalists. Only Surfin’ Kawati has run quicker – 30.19 PB set in his heat win which is the 4th fastest of all time at the track and trip. Changes need to be made. At his best Yogi Blue would be considered a strong chance – his race and chance will never be run.

Coincidentally, Yogi Blue was suspended in September 2013 for the SA Derby Final when second in his heat behind up and coming SA superdog Ernie Bung Arrow. The reason – Failing to Pursue due to injury. He was never drawn for the final after stewards made the decision to hold the draw over until the following morning. Perhaps a similar decision could have been made here with Honey Bouquet.

Nevertheless the race will go on and Saturday night will see the 2013 Group 3 Ipswich Gold Cup Champion crowned. The winner will join the list of past winners including: 1987 winner and great New Tears, 1989 winner Acacia Ablaze for trainer Brian McEvoy, 2003 winner Freedom Bale for an up and coming trainer Tom Tzouvelis and 2011 winner Cold Fusion who saluted in a race record 30.34 for trainer Neil Falls.

The finalists in box draw order:

Box 1 – Semi Earner (High Earner – Seminole)

Ex Victorian Semi Earner draws the cherry box for the group final after finishing a close second behind Swap in last weekend’s heat. Trained by Selena Zammit out of her Willow Vale base, the daughter of ill-fated sire High Earner has had a wonderful career registering 10 wins. Better known for racing over the middle distance events, the Ipswich 520m is a tough 520m and with her strength she will be running on strongly. Yet to win here she looks a place chance.

Box 2 – Swap (Collision – Velocity Miss)

Heat winner in a solid 30.54 PB winning by a length despite starting at big odds of $24.00 and being awkwardly drawn in box 4. Trained by Glen Smith he has an outstanding track and distance record with 13 starts resulting in 5 wins and 4 placing’s. Raced by the Velocity Lodge Partnership he is a live each way chance after coming up with a favourable box draw in box 2. Three wins in succession indicates his ability and he is racing in peak form. Quick early and runs a nice race here where his running and racing style perfectly suits the showgrounds circuit.

Box 3 – Honey Bouquet (Bit Chili – Honey Mist)

Scratched

Box 4 – Captain Clarrie (Elite And Classy – Where Are You)

The Peter Reutschi trained chaser produced a 30.63PB in his heat win last week when jumping well from box 8 in his all the way win. The 520m looks as far as he wants to go and he was paddling to the line when just hanging on. Draws box 4 in the final. The winner of 14 races with 9 placings from 37 career starts, the small 30 kilogram black dog has been another honest chaser throughout his race career winning $32,000 in prizemoney. Consistent and not without a chance.

Box 5 – Surfin’ Kawati (Surf Lorian – Tarzane’s Girl)

The Lois Neal owned and trained Surfin’ Kawati made it win 3 wins in succession when destroying his heat in a best of night 30.19 PB by 7 lengths after leading throughout. Fast early it was a dominant display from the boxes to the catching pen for the son of Surf Lorian. Racing in career best form it followed from his two previous sub 30 sec BON performances at Albion Park. Peaking at the right time and in career best form he looks to be the dog to beat, despite drawing box 5. The jump will decide his chances in the final and followers will hope he has luck early and from there all eyes will be on the clock for times and margins. Deserves a win like this.

Box 6 – Not Held (Mogambo – Velocity Held)

The Shane Ellis trained chaser finished a close 2nd in his heat when losing by the narrowest of margins to Captain Clarrie who he just failed to run down in the straight. In a race full of interference it was a good performance for the consistent chaser who lines up in Box 6 for the final. It is the second finalist for the Velocity Lodge Partnership. 26 career starts for 10 wins and 7 placing’s and close to $20,000 in prizemoney. A bread and butter chaser who may need luck from this draw – each way.

Box 7 – Spirited Flame (Vapour Whirl – Fire Goddess)

Despite winning his heat in the slowest time, it was a great performance by Box 7 finalist Spirited Flame who copped a number of bumps and checks throughout – overpowering them to the line in a blanket finish. The white and black bitch looked a little lost throughout the race and it was no surprise as she hadn’t been to Ipswich for a long time. The winner of $80,000 in prizemoney, she has a wonderful career record of 21 wins from 51 starts. Owner and trained by Christopher Riordon – she can win this despite her poor box speed.

Box 8 – Regal Lauryn (Surf Lorian – Queen Lauryn)

Brilliant heat winner in a fast 30.28PB after leading throughout from box 6. The recent Lismore Cup winner is looking to go back to back cups after drawing ideally in Box 8 for the final. She is beautifully bred being by Surf Lorian – Queen Lauryn – the dam being the Queensland great and holding the Ipswich Track Record at a supersonic 30.01. The winner of 8 from 10 here, and 16 from 33 overall she has already accumulated $85,000 in prizemoney throughout her short race career. In the hands of leading mentor Tony Brett she looks a strong winning chance despite her tendency to use all of the track.

Reserves

Box 9 (Box 3) – White Hornet (Cosmic Rumble – Skinny Magic)

Park Ridge trainer Ray Burman’s luck continues in 2013 with his young chaser White Hornet being afforded the advantage of Honey Bouquet’s suspension. Drawn as the reserve White Hornet will start in box 3 for the final – the same box he competed from in his heat when second behind fastest heat winner Surfin’ Kawati. Just 2 years of age White Hornet has recorded 11 wins from just 22 career starts, including 6 starts here for 3 wins and 3 seconds. Second successive group 3 final after recently finishing second at Albion Park in the Group 3 Gold Coast Cup final behind brilliant speed bitch Punch One Out. Each Way chance.

Box 10 – Thunder Rocks (Surf Lorian – Kaycee Diva)

The Stephen Arnold owner and trained chaser had a wonderful heat when a gallant second behind Regal Lauryn. It was a wonderful training performance to have the November 2010 son of Surf Lorian reverse his recent form where he has raced without luck at headquarters, including in his heat of the Group 3 Gold Coast Cup. A career record of 57 starts for 7 wins and 20 placings. Slow early but chasers hard and is an each way chance if he can gain a start in the final.

Selections – 5 – 8 – 9 – 2

The Ipswich Gold Cup Final is race 8 on a full 10 card program this Saturday night at Ipswich. Racing in the later timeslot – the race will be run and won at 10.04pm Qld time. ARG wishes all connections the best of luck for the final.

2013 Group 1 Topgun Preview

This Saturday Night the Meadows plays host to the 21st edition of the invitation-only Group 1 Topgun.  With a wonderful field of sprinters engaged the race features champion greyhounds from 4 different states. Victoria,  South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia – each entrant with their own realistic chance of taking out the first prize and the title of Topgun winner.   This year’s event will also be the final race of champion Queensland greyhound Glen Gallon, who with victory would surpass Miata as Australia’s highest stake winning greyhound.

As Greyhound racing’s most controversial race, arguments have continued around the Topgun format since the first running in 1993 when the race finished in a dead heat between Golden Currency and Worth Backing.  The Topgun creates media attention and is marketing genius. It gets participants talking and butting heads, participants argue for and against and ultimately the result is media attention on a race that many don’t believe should exist, let alone carry the status that it does.  A walk up start, Group 1 status and $150,000 to the winner.  These arguments add to the aurora of the event, the build-up, the spectacle.  It is what the industry needs – fuelling discussions between participants, stakeholders, observers and punters alike.

Adding to the furore to this year’s event is the drawing of champion greyhound Xylia Allen in box 5. Whilst definitely deserving her place in the final field, Greyhound Racing Victoria have done themselves and the integrity of the industry no favours by allowing Hall of Fame trainer Graeme Bate to be listed as her trainer.  Recently disqualified for elevated Testosterone levels Bate is facing nine months on the sidelines if an appeal before VCAT is not successful. GRV have since approved the transfer of Bate’s team to his son in law Peter Hunt. Some would say that in fairness to others in the industry, Bates punishment should have affected his whole team, not just changed the name of the dog’s trainer.

Nevertheless, the aurora of controversy surrounding the Topgun will continue and with a quality field assembled, Australian Racing Greyhound looks into each of the 8 finalists and 2 reserve runner’s chances.

Sky Channel TOPGUN – The Meadows Race 8 – 525meters – 9:52PM Vic Time

Box 1 – Peter Rocket (Where’s Pedro – Belron Blue) – Vic

The Keith Hellmuth-trained Victorian sensation has been a wonderful performer since first gracing the track some 49 starts ago.  With a career record of 20 wins and 19 placing’s, the August 2010 whelp has won in excess of $225,000 in prizemoney. With group wins in the Group 1 Megastar and the Group 2 Horsham Cup he is a multiple group finalist capable of running sub 30 at
the Meadows. With wonderful track form (12 starts – 5 wins and 6 placing’s) he looks well drawn in the cherry with the bonus of a wide runner drawn to his outside. Should have room to move early.

Box 2 – Punch One Out (Knocka Norris – Little Egyptian) – Qld

Owned and Trained by Grant Fennelly, the 27 kilogram speed machine is coming off her first group win when successful at her most recent start- the Group 3 Gold Coast Cup when running a flying 29.75 (BON) at Albion Park.  Often mistaken as being a he, she is a flying machine as evidenced by track records at Wentworth Park and Richmond.  With 44 career starts resulting in 22 wins and 14 placings, the February 2011 whelp has won in excess of $125,000 in prizemoney.  She is a speed machine capable of anything on her day.  Whilst yet to win at the Meadows (1 start – 1 third),, she did trial just .10 seconds outside the track record last week when scorching in a solo trial running 29.55.  Well drawn and with fast beginner to her immediate outside she will have every chance.

Box 3 – Tomac Bale (Dyna Lachlan – Princess Bale) – Vic

The first of three finalists for Australia’s greyhound dynasty The Wheeler Family.  Trained by Victorian Mentor Mark Delbridge, Tomac Bale headlines a kennel who have had an amazing 2013.  Loves the Meadows with 7 wins from 11 starts here including a 29.67 PB. Group 2 winner of the Launching Pad, he is a multiple group finalist and was second at his most recent start, the Group 1 Adelaide Cup Final. 23 starts resulting in 12 wins and 4 placing’s and in excess of $150,000 in prizemoney.  If he begins will take plenty of catching. A speed machine who can be risky (at times) at box rise – followers will know his chances in the first few strides.

Box 4 – Spud Regis (Bombastic Shiraz – Phiona) – Vic

December 2010 whelp who has faced criticism and negative comments about his invitation into this year’s event.  Returning from a brief stud career, his last performance was very impressive winning at this track and trip in BOD 29.83 one month ago. Track specialist with 10 starts resulting in 6 wins and 1 placing. The son of legendary greyhound Bombastic Shiraz, he is himself a 3 time group winner including the 2012 Group 1 Adelaide Cup, Group 3 SA Derby and Group 1 Australian Cup. With 31 careers starts returning 16 wins and 10 placing’s, he has been a superstar on the track winning $450,000 in prizemoney.  In the kennel of leading Victorian Mentor Andrea Dailly, Spud Regis will have plenty of support despite the awkward draw in box 4.  He is a tenacious chaser who is brilliant early – a win would not surprise despite a limited preparation.

Box 5 – Xylia Allen (Turanza Bale – Tayah Bale) – Vic

Champion bitch who has had a wonderful 2013 campaign, including 4 Group wins (3 Group 1’s) – Group 1 National Sprint, Group 1 Sapphire Crown, Group 1 Peter Mosman and Group 2 Launceston Cup.  Tenacious chaser who would run through a brick wall. Can be tardy early but does have excellent race awareness and field sense. 42 Career starts resulting in 17 wins and 16 placing’s including $377,000 in earnings.  Fast PB of 29.63 at this track and distance. Second of the Wheeler runners and is a winning chance.

Box 6 – Glen Gallon (Flying Stanley – Incoherent) – Qld

Queensland Champion and third on the overall all-time prizemoney list with $618,000 in career earnings. Regular group performer in the hands of leading Queensland mentor Tony Brett. The four year old superstar is having his final race start before retiring to stud and is looking for his 4th Group 1 win (Brisbane Cup 2011, Winter Cup 2012 and 2013).  A TOPGUN win would take his prizemoney past the great Miata as the all-time highest.  70 career starts resulting in 37 wins and 15 placing’s. Champion dog sure to be well supported in this despite the terrible draw.

Box 7 – Ernie Bung Arrow (Lochinvar Marlow – Slipper’s Tonic) – SA

Up and coming superstar from South Australia in the hands of popular mentor Ken Gill.  The November 2011 whelp is the baby of the field and has only faced the starter on 14 occasions for 13 wins and 1 second. Last start Group 1 Adelaide Cup winner where he was ultra-impressive in what was his toughest test to date.  The TOPGUN will be his first start at the Meadows and outside of South Australia. Trialled well and is sure to be improved after having his first look. Exceptional from the boxes, he has the ability to lead and is a definite winning chance.

Box 8 – Dyna Nalin (Ashom Bale – Tally Bale) – WA

West Australian speed machine and the third runner owned by the Wheeler dynasty.  In the hands of leading WA trainer Paul Stuart (Miata) who is no stranger to winning big events away from home.  Strong chaser who was victorious in winning the Group 1 Perth Cup in devastating fashion. Well drawn in box 8 as he can be a little tardy at box rise.  Group performer who possesses a powerful motor and can finish over the top of these.  Career earnings in excess of $278,000 from 38 starts for 25 wins and 7 placing’s.  Has raced well at the Meadows with 3 starts resulting in 2 wins and a second including a 29.89 PB. Winning chance.

Reserves

Box 9 – Gold Town (Surf Lorian – Golden Gwen) Vic

Trained by Lara mentor Peter Hunt, Gold Town has been a group performer throughout his 64 start career. Does have wonderful Meadows form with 19 starts resulting in 5 wins and 11 placings.  Was in outstanding racing form prior to last start, when he fell in a heat of the Group 2 Geelong Cup.  Recent form includes fast wins at Wentworth Park (Group 2 Bob Payne winner in 29.59BON) and Geelong (29.81B). Bank balance in excess of $191,000 – he is a strong greyhound capable of surprising if fortunate of gaining a start.

Box 10 – Marcus Joe (Velocette – Mojo Glory) Vic

Out of form recently, including a last start fall in a heat of the Group 2 Geelong Cup series.  The April 2011 whelp is owned and trained by Marcus Hill mentor Barry Maloney.  Has an incredible 29.66 PB at the Meadows and did win the Group 1 Maturity here in July 2013 beating Dyna Nalin.  25 career starts resulting in 7 wins and 10 placing’s he has close to $150,000 in career earnings. Is in a strong winning chance if he can rediscover his earlier career form

Selections – 2, 3, 8 and 1

With the race full of chances and conjecture, this year’s winner will not only be added to the honour role, but will be listed alongside some of Australia’s all-time greats – including: Rapid Journey (1998), No Intent (2001), Bombastic Shiraz (2003) and Meticulous (2007) as well as a host of famous Australian greyhounds of years gone by.

Hall Of Fame Trainer Graeme Bate Disqualified For 9 Months Over Positive Swab

Greyhound Racing Victoria have today advised that Victorian Hall Of Fame greyhound trainer Graeme Bate has been handed an effective nine month disqualification for returning an elevated Testosterone level in one of his greyhounds.

Following advice from Racing Analytical Services Laboratory, the Stewards of Greyhound Racing Victoria conducted an investigation into the results of a pre race urine sample taken from greyhound ‘Gunda Bale’ at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Thursday, 28 March 2013.

During the investigation, Stewards heard evidence from registered trainer Mr. Graeme Bate, Mr. Joe Briffa (Registered Trainer), Paul Zahra (Racing Analytical Services Laboratory) and Dr. Steven Karamatic (Greyhound Racing Industry Veterinary Officer), Dr. Alastair Smith (Veterinary Surgeon at Sandown Veterinary Clinic) and Mr. Tony Vandenberg (General Manager of Compliance and Governance at the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia).

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Bate with a breach of Greyhounds Australasia Rule 83(2) and (3) in that he did fail to present the greyhound ‘Gunda Bale’ free of any prohibited substance for an event at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Thursday, 28 March 2013 given that the pre race urine sample taken from the greyhound indicated the presence of the prohibited substance 5β-ANDROSTANE-3α, 17β-DIOL at a mass concentration greater than 10 ng/mL.

Under Rule 47.1 of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Local Rules this constituted a Serious Offence. As a result, on Monday, 14 October 2013 the matter was heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board in the first instance under Greyhound Local Racing Rule 47.3 and Sections 83C(b) and 83M(1) of the Racing Act.

Mr. Graeme Bate was represented by Mr. Phillip Boulton SC who was instructed by Mr. Vincent Murphy Solicitor.

Mr. Paul Holdenson QC with Mr. Chris Winneke represented the Greyhound Racing Victoria Stewards Panel instructed by Corrs Chambers Westgarth Solicitors.

Mr. Bate pleaded guilty to the charge.

After hearing all the evidence tendered and having regard to GAR83 (6), the RADB determined that Mr. Bate was guilty as charged and disqualified him for 12 months (with 3 months of this disqualification suspended pending no further breach of GAR83 during this period) effective from midnight Wednesday, 23 October 2013.

Acting under GAR83(4), the RADB also disqualified ‘Gunda Bale’ from Event 7 – City of Greater Geelong Mixed 4/5 – at the Geelong Greyhound Racing Club meeting held on Thursday, 28 March 2013 and amended the placings accordingly.

Graeme Bate spoke with Australian Racing Greyhound in the wake of today’s decision and was “naturally very disappointed and a bit taken aback” by the sentence. But it was the severity of the nine month disqualification which shocked the leading trainer, “I was expecting something, but I was not expecting that” said a despondent Bate.

Bate intends to appeal the decision with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). He will be seeking a stay of proceedings from VCAT and GRV Stewards to allow him to continuing training until the VCAT appeal ruling can be decided upon. That VCAT hearing is expected to be heard and finalised within four to six weeks.

In recent years Bate has had what many believe to be a lucky run with positive swabs, having never been disqualified despite return a positive swab to Morphine in 2002, two positive swabs to Procaine in 2009 and 2010, and a positive swab to Diclofenac (an NSAID) in 2011. Those recent positive swabs have cost Bate an SA Derby and a Darwin Cup victory.

Graeme Bate’s Recent Positive Swabs

Ironically, Bate was instrumental in a research project started in 2005 by Greyhounds Australasia (GA), Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), the Australian Greyhound Veterinary Association (AGVA), and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) which helped establish the current Testosterone threshold levels in bitches.

Gill’s Arrow Is Shooting Straight For Stardom

With an unusual name and an adorable roman-nose, Ernie Bung Arrow was always going to stand out on the racetrack. On Thursday night, the highly talented youngster emerged on an all new level when he took out the Group 1 Adelaide Cup in front of a bumper crowd at Angle Park.

Trained at Lewiston by Ken Gill, Ernie Bung Arrow has now won 13 of his 14 race starts with his only defeat occurring in August when he ran a close second behind Emerley Zodiak at Angle Park.

The son of Lochinvar Marlow was the favourite heading into the event on Thursday evening, despite being drawn out wide in box eight and facing a sharp rise in class against proven group performers such as Tomac Bale, Ronan Izmir, Peter Rocket and Kokoda Spirit.

However, punters evidently knew a good thing when they saw it.

When the lids flew open for the $75,000-to-the-winner final, Ernie Bung Arrow showed the electrifying early speed that has become a trademark for the black powerhouse, finding the front on the first corner and shooting away.

As the runners turned for home, Ernie Bung Arrow was in no danger as he ran to the line five and a half lengths ahead of the Mark Delbridge-trained Tomac Bale in a scintillating 29.70s. Filling the trifecta was dual group winner Ronan Izmir for Jason Thompson, with fellow Victoria Iona Seven finishing seven lengths behind the winner in fourth.

For Gill, it was the biggest win throughout his 42 year training career. While he had previously trained winners of both the SA Derby and the Gawler Cup, up until last Thursday, the illustrious Group 1 win had eluded him. However, with an ideal draw going into the race, Gill knew he had his best chance of snaring a win at the top level in the SA’s most prestigious event

“I’ve been in a group 3 a couple of times- I’ve won the Derby before and I have won the Gawler Cup before- but a Group 1 is a little bit better”.

“I was reasonably confident without being over-confident going into the race- box eight suits him because he gets a clear run and nothing is going to hit him early”

“He has early pace and it wins 90% of races if they can lead, so I hope he can keep it”.

Remarkably, it was also the second Group victory for Ernie Bung Arrow from just his last three starts. Last month, the ultra-talented youngster claimed the Group 3 SA Derby and the $25,000 winner’s cheque. While he does not turn two until the end of next month, Ernie Bung Arrow has now accumulated a wealthy bank account just shy of the $120,000 mark- not bad for a pup that was purchased for just $800.

Ernie Bung Arrow’s victory in the Adelaide Cup has now earned him an interstate vacation this weekend. The 31.8 kilogram dog will head to Victoria this Saturday night where he will trial at The Meadows. It is anticipated he will be racing at the track in just under a fortnight when the stars of the canine world assemble for the Group 1 Topgun.

“We are hoping (He gets a start in the Topgun). He is booked to fly over there Saturday morning and we are going to trial him Saturday night at The Meadows whether he gets a start in the Topgun or not”.

After the Topgun, Gill is likely to avoid the tempting Melbourne Cup series in favour of a feature race closer to home, before looking at some age-restricted series’ for the dog he proclaims to be ‘the best dog I’ve trained’.

“I don’t know about the Melbourne Cup because he has got one back on over here in Adelaide that he is just about a shoe in for, the Brian Johnstone, and that’s worth 30-odd thousand and is a group 3. He is still only a young dog so I don’t think we will head to the Melbourne Cup. We will try and keep him in his own age as much as we can”.

Whatever series he goes on to target, if Ernie Bung Arrow maintains his brilliant early speed and tenacious chasing attitude, he looks set for a fruitful career ahead on the track.

Time To Go The Tonk

Remarkably, last Thursday’s SA Derby winner Ernie Bung Arrow, ran all over the shop but still managed a PB of 29.55 and the hard-railing Tonk was unable to catch it. Both were assisted by the middle trio – Kiss Me Ketut, Hawk Alone and Allen Makato – striking early trouble and recording slower sectional times than they were capable of. Local dog Kalden Gambino excelled himself by crossing the field from box 7 with a sectional of 4.46 and then running third.

However, punters using the SA formguide started off with a big disadvantage. Half the sectional times were missing.

That formguide, published now by GRNSW, ignored all sectional times run in Victoria and WA. That meant that of the last 40 runs by the eight dog field, only 19 times were included. The home states did record all these times but they failed to make it across into the oddball NSW system.

One outcome was that the GRNSW tipster showed Tonk, the favourite and eventual second placegetter, coming out well behind the rest of the field. That followed its ordinary jump in the heats. However, its career form in Victoria was much better than that so it was reasonable to expect it to improve in the final, having now had experience on the track and moving from box 6 to box 1. And so it turned out. It still did not jump as well as it might but ended up running 4.50, as opposed to the 4.69 it ran in the heat while SA star Ernie Bung Arrow darted out in its usual smart fashion in 4.37. The SA dog now has an extraordinary 13 wins and one 2nd from 14 starts, which is approaching Miata standards. (Our records show one more run/win than published by GRNSW, something I have cross-checked elsewhere).

The GRNSW suggested price of $4.00 for Tonk was therefore well over its true odds. It actually started at $2.50 in NSW, which probably went too far the other way. But that’s what happens on the tote with good dogs in the rails box.

This continues the amateurish approach by GRNSW to form presentation. The frequent shortage of sectional times from provincial tracks and the omission of interstate times can turn good punting into guesswork, even for its own tipsters.

However, it also points up the lack of coordination amongst Australian racing authorities. The absence of national leadership leaves a yawning gap in the industry’s public profile, and also in the way it operates.

It’s now 19 years since I started campaigning for the establishment of a national form database, similar to the stud database run by Greyhounds Australasia. Victoria was of a like mind at the time and put up a formal proposal to GAL (which was then ANZGA). The idea was that not only would it offer a single reliable source for all concerned, including punters, but it would also save heaps of money because authorities would not have to duplicate work already done by clubs and interstate authorities.

The mind boggles at the benefits that would have offered the industry over those 19 years. We are talking millions of dollars here, all thrown down the drain because of petty rivalries and sheer incompetence.

The proposal got knocked on the head by none other than the NSW GRA, the GRNSW predecessor, which said it would be too much trouble for all its clubs because their computers were all running on floppy disks (remember them?). I think they were Commodore models built before the days of hard disks. I was tempted to offer to buy each of them a new computer.

In all that time, we still have not managed to build a credible and accessible national system. Even the current tri-state operation under the GRNSW banner (soon to be five-state) has not been able to develop a reliable output, nor one which people can use in a friendly or efficient manner.

It is not rocket science. Currently, National Tabform, a Melbourne-based family organisation, manages to do a thorough nationwide job, including a supply of all the information missing from the GRNSW model, and some more besides. You have to pay a monthly subscription but the service is there. Otherwise, Victorian and WA authorities provide very respectable free formguides for their local meetings, albeit usually missing many of those elusive interstate sectional times. Tasmanian and Queensland local guides prepared by their authorities are third rate by comparison but have now been superseded by the GRNSW version, or soon will be.

Let’s hope it will not be another 19 years before we get professionally produced greyhound form.

Meantime, we can record that last Friday that sectional offender Casino, or GRNSW, or both, re-started their previous practice of publishing sectional times for 411m events. We still have to guess what dog ran them but the times are there. May others follow! And may they then eventually start providing them for all runners, not just the leader, as occurs in Victoria.

TRACK QUERIES PERSIST

Our updated survey of falls and interference shows some tracks are still not doing well while some others have worsened.

Nationally, 5.3% of races involve a fall. Trips which are at the nasty end – say 9% to 12% – include Ballarat 390m, Bathurst 307m, 450m, 520m, Casino 411m, 484m, Cranbourne 311m, Horsham 410m, Nowra 520m, Sandown 515m, Shepparton 390m, Traralgon 298m, Warrnambool 390m and Warragul 400m. Note the heavy presence of short trips with starts which are close to the nearby bend. Six of these are newly constructed tracks which suggests authorities are not paying enough attention to the “unintended consequences” of their work.

Some longer trips are also posing hassles. The new 650m/660m bracket in Victoria – at Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Warrnambool, as well as Richmond 618m and Casino 620m in NSW – all reveal very high proportions (over 60%) of races where 20+ lengths margins are recorded. These are all awkward bend starts where the field is quickly chopped in half as they round the first corner. The national average is 28.3%.

Richmond 535m is also poor in this respect but that is undoubtedly due to runners failing to hold the flat first turn and then causing disruptions to others. The same could be said of Dapto 515m. Both tracks have been re-built at least once yet the old faults were repeated.

On the plus side, Hobart, Devonport, Mandurah and Northam continue to perform well. So does the re-built Healesville straight track, with a new lure and a loam surface. It replaced an aging grass track where runners regularly crashed over from the outside. Somebody found the secret there.

Those better results give the lie to claims that dogs themselves cause all the problems. Well, some may do, but most of the hassles are due to how man laid out the tracks.

Anyone interested in the details of our Interference Survey is welcome to click here to see it: Greyhound Track Statistics

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Sad to see that GWA CEO David Simonette has retired due to ill health and a search is on for a replacement. David was always helpful and communicative. Best of luck to him for the future.

Meantime, work is under way on detailed planning for a new Cannington track, due to open in 2015. It will need some government financing which maybe a problem as, like in Queensland. the Premier is currently busy telling the world the once flourishing state is now short of money.

Ernie Bung Arrow Keeps The SA Derby At Home

In a race where local victories have been few and far between, Ernie Bung Arrow for Ken Gill has overcome recent history and a more seasoned group of rivals to win the Group 3 S.A Derby at Angle Park last Thursday night.

After a lead-all-the-way heat win over Yogi Blue, Ernie Bung Arrow would start the final as a $3.70 elect, with Tonk ($2.60) from the Charles Mercieca kennel getting the most support from punters with the rails draw expected to be a big advantage.

Kiss Me Ketut ($4.60) would be wearing blue for the Derby final, alongside his nemesis from last week, Hawk Alone ($6.00) who would need luck from five and also drawn poorly was Mark Delbridge’s Allen Makoto ($6.00) in box six.

Troy Murray was represented by Kalden Gambino ($13.00) while Andrea Dailly would be hoping for a boilover with Osbourne Bale ($31.00) drawn off the track. Rounding out the field was surprise finalist Senni Tony who again would start big odds at around $21.00.

With much anticipation, the lure started to run on the main event for Thursday night, and while Ernie Bung Arrow was the first to show, it was his running line that put a quick end to half the challengers in the race. Moving swiftly towards the outside rail, Ernie Bung Arrow immediately checked Senni Tony, who in turn crunched Kiss Me Ketut, Hawk Alone and Allen Makoto. Tonk was the first to benefit from all this activity, obtaining a lovely run along the fence, but despite the collisions, Ernie Bung Arrow would show the way out of the straight with lightning first split of 4.37.

The other local chaser, Kalden Gambino was able to cross most of the field from box seven, and along with Osbourne Bale were poised and ready to strike down the back.

But the pace was too furious up front, with Ernie Bung Arrow being pursued ferociously by Tonk. Those two drew away to have the race amongst themselves with 150 metres to go and the typical Victoria versus South Australia battle was taking shape.

Entering the home straight, Ernie Bung Arrow again ran up the track, leaving the door wide open for Tonk to run over the top if possible. But the damage was being done on the clock, with Ernie Bung Arrow holding the lead and setting a new personal best of 29.55. Tonk was more than game in defeat with Kalden Gambino and Hawk Alone finishing several lengths behind the winner.

Owned by Helen Deacon, this son of Lochinvar Marlow and Slipper’s Tonic has been at the Lewiston property of Ken Gill throughout his short racing career. Bringing up a maiden Group victory, Ernie Bung Arrow has now improved his overall record to 11 wins and a second from 12 starts and adds $25,000 to his purse, plus a $3500 breeders’ bonus heading the way of Barry Jones.

With such an electric display, it looks likely that the S.A racing scene will have one of its own heading towards bigger and better things in the coming months.

Both the S.A Oaks and Derby have traditionally been excellent form races for the Adelaide Cup since it moved to the current October position. Indeed last years’ Derby winner Spud Regis would go on to win the State’s only Group 1 event after surviving the now infamous Dailly car and trailer accident.

With an eye on the 2013 Adelaide Cup, the performances of both Tonk and Hawk Alone over the course of this series have been very impressive, along with some of the chasers returning home after the Oaks final last week. None better than Iona Seven who carved up the Sandown track with a slashing 29.18 win last night for astute trainer Robert Britton, who is no stranger to winning races in the Festival State as well.

Tasmanian Hellyeah Bolt also proved that the wraps on him are warranted after he beat up the Free-For-All field, which included Encosta Kahn and Fire Tyson in 29.76 from box one. Previously with Anthony Bullock, the now Paul Hili-trained sprinter has set some amazing times in his home state in recent months, and with several weeks acclimatising to the Angle Park layout under his belt should be at the peak of his powers once the Group 1 heats get underway on October 3rd.

Thursday, 19 September 2013


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Thursday, 19 September 2013

Race No. 1Port Vincent Ventnor Hotel Stake…7:11 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KOUBEK221429.96Rebecca Mcauley-fry
2ROUSE FLYER1611NBTBarry Shepheard
3BENCHMARK633829.92Petar Jovanovic
4GLAD MAN128529.97Nicole Price
5DYNA DAINA225730.17Shaun Matcott
6DEE DEE CORSAIR462229.84Robyn Mackellar
7WAVE JOCKEY482230.27Karen Bearpark
8IKARI PEDRO454730.10Michael Giniotis
Race No. 2Js Sports Stake Cta Division17:35 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,270 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,590 2nd: $455 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BOB BALE412430.28Shaun Matcott
2LONG GULLY COURT452530.02Paula Hearnden
3FROM THE TOP322330.12Janice Jones
4DOUBLE BUBBLE713230.33Raymond Barkla
5TYSON WILLOW212329.96Tony Lagana
6DYNA ULTRA431130.62Lisa Rasmussen
7WILD SOUL115230.05Kim Johnstone
8ALLEN HANZ825330.28Tony Rasmussen
Race No. 3Cross Keys Hotel Stake Cta Divis…7:55 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RAUCOUS468830.82Leanne Fagan
2ALLEN QUINCY656730.44Shaun Matcott
3MISS LILY ROSE843530.08Robert Harris
4KALDEN KAPONE115529.88Troy Murray
5BOOK OF SHADOWS534X29.85Petar Jovanovic
6CHLAUS BALE364330.14Shaun Matcott
7WATS FOXY545330.22Michael Giniotis
8LIFE’S COOL243330.14Lisa Rasmussen
Race No. 4Bsg Australia Free For All Cta D…8:14 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,745 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHEZA TEN615743.56Petar Jovanovic
2DYNA ALINE511343.52Shaun Matcott
3LONG GULLY SURF1132NBTPaula Hearnden
4SUPER PICK224643.76Barry Shepheard
5HUSKY DREAMER422443.62John Gale
6CRIMSON STAR163543.86Robert Harris
7KALDEN MAYHEM181243.22Troy Murray
8YARRAMUNDI STAR147744.28Todd Kelly
Race No. 5Woodside Hotel Stake Cta Divisio…8:38 PM
5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,240 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,265 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KIHAEL KLOSE755135.48Raymond Barkla
2COSMIC WAY112134.96Zbigniew Wudarczyk
3CAMDALE BUDDY6617NBTPaul Hili
4FINBAR BALE732635.76Steve Meimetis
5VICTA SCOTT276735.71Ronald Schadow
6DANGER SIGN532635.18Terrance Cahalan
7BETSY ALLEN522535.21Lisa Rasmussen
8ALLEN BARDOLF122435.23Shaun Matcott
9ROCK OBSESSION375635.39Desmond Denton
Race No. 6Onkaparinga Meats Adelaide Cup S…8:58 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,265 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,985 2nd: $855 3rd: $425.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PENNY ALLEN411530.33Shaun Matcott
2YOUNG SNOZZ334129.80Petar Jovanovic
3WONDER WHIRL141429.67Michael Giniotis
4ALLEN ILLEM572430.02Tony Rasmussen
5GRAINNE O’MALLEY617129.78Robyn Mackellar
6PANDORA KIST111129.97Peter Hurley
7VICTA BROOKE556429.77Ronald Schadow
8ALLEN DIRK451530.10Shaun Matcott
Race No. 7Para Hills Community Club Free F…9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,265 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,985 2nd: $855 3rd: $425.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH BOLT111330.18Paul Hili
2FAIR CHANGE515129.91Todd Kelly
3CARLOS TYSON621829.86Tony Lagana
4CONTRARIAN166329.70Karen Bearpark
5ENCOSTA KAHN123329.80Kathleen Johnstone
6FIRE TYSON218129.71Tony Lagana
7HELLYEAH MISSILE112430.77Paul Hili
8VICTA SAM724329.86Ronald Schadow
Race No. 82013 Schweppes Sa Derby F Cta Di…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TONK221329.99Charles Mercieca
2ERNIE BUNG ARROW121129.57Kenneth Gill
3SENNI TONY257129.95Colin Swain
4KISS ME KETUT111230.20David Burnett
5HAWK ALONE142129.82Andrea Dailly
6ALLEN MAKOTO516130.06Mark Delbridge
7KALDEN GAMBINO121229.81Troy Murray
8OSBOURNE BALE542230.29Andrea Dailly
9HELLYEAH BOLT111330.18Paul Hili
10ENCOSTA KAHN123329.80Kathleen Johnstone
Race No. 9Sussex Hotel Stake Cta Division310:05 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAWBOURNE FLUTE533630.03Raymond Barkla
2DYNA GARTH643830.18Shaun Matcott
3KIKO’S BOY772530.39Leanne Fagan
4MISS MOZOLTOV2247NBTTroy Murray
5NIAMH PREMIER452730.05Robin Harnas
6GISELLE BALE473130.29Tony Rasmussen
7YICHE245731.17John Thorpe
8MARVEL534630.56Lisa Rasmussen
Race No. 10Abh Contracting Stake Cta Divisi…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JOJO JUNIOR856530.86Corey Ormsby
2DYNA ERWIN753430.13Shaun Matcott
3HOLLY KAYE681831.32Leanne Fagan
4JOJA STAN172230.10Zbigniew Wudarczyk
5IZZY ALLEN6854NBTTony Rasmussen
6FIERY MCBAIN537630.19Todd Kelly
7CHEMICAL MAKER2734NBTTroy Murray
8BO BONNIE341330.30Angela Modra
Race No. 11Kloses Supermarkets Stake Cta Di…10:42 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,270 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,590 2nd: $455 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BO FLIGHT444330.66Shaun Matcott
2SIENNA BALE8763NBTTony Rasmussen
3MURF’S ANGEL484130.08Terrance Cahalan
4HARELESS CHASER224430.29Kathleen Johnstone
5MIMIC MASTER873630.00Steven Coates
6UMIKA BALE237530.35Shaun Matcott
7GALAXY SNOW245430.01Zbigniew Wudarczyk
8POISON841730.40Lisa Rasmussen

Greyhound Betting Tips For Thursday 12th September 2013

Its a huge card of racing tonight, with some cracking heats of the SA Derby at Angle Park; and then later on we see the final of the SA Oaks with the champ Xylia Allen engaged. Dapto has the final of the rich Maiden series and what a super race that will be. There’s also a cracking 600m race at Albion Park with Metz Magic, Starliner and the booming finisher Tweed Bah Day. All in all a huge night of racing with the countrys best engaged.

Albion Park Greyhounds Race 4 Box 3 Cecil Henry 7.41pm

Cecil Henry will be looking to bounce back here after a dissapointing run last start. Generally speaking he flys the lids, and carve out brilliant sectionals. He needs to begin tonight if he is to have any chance of winning this, but with slow beginners all around he should have no trouble bouncing straight to the front. He’s had a little freshen up and he does seem to go better after a let up. There’s not really a great deal of danger here, but boxes 6,7 both have motors but will both need to ping and get up into the leading division from the get go. Dulcie Dee does look to be quite talented and Id be keeping a close eye on her in the future. Cecil Henry should lead and should be to quick for them here hes a great bet and fixed price will be on offer by one of our many sponsors – Iasbet, Sportingbet, Sportsbet and Luxbet.

Angle Park Greyhounds Race 7 Box 4 Tomac Bale 9.22pm

We all know how good Tomac Bale is,and I think tonight is the night we see this fellow shine. He will be perfectly suited to Angle Park and if he begins hes capable of running 29.30. There’s a couple of good young dogs engaged but this fellow should start even
money and at that price he looks tonight best bet. He has a huge motor if he’s able to lead and dictate running on the bunny; this will be an absolute walk in the park. It’s just a shame he hasn’t come up against harder opposition to increase his starting price. Behind Tomac Bale its quite hard to find the placings and it appears as if all runners have an equal chance. Tomac Bale to win and win well.

Dapto Greyhounds Race 9 Box 3 Greek Drama 10.20pm

I’m going to give this fellow one more chance here from the inside box. He’s not a bad animal and I feel once he does win one, he’ll go on to win a couple. He has the speed to bounce out and lead in this, and I think that will make the difference
to his form. His time of 30.72 is only fair but he should be able to get down around the 30.45 mark with a quick beginning and clear running. My only concern is he’s starting to turn into a serial placegetter, and at times has had his chance to win one. The biggest danger looks to be the perfectly boxed Speedy Marlow, and he too should spear the lids and take running down. At around $6.00 Greek Drama looks a great eachway bet.

Hobart Greyhounds Race 3 Box 5 Li Li 7.58pm

Li Li is the sister to champion stayer Bell Haven and looking at her previous few starts, she looks as if she’s ready for the step up to 700m racing. It’s not a hard race and Happy Tiger is the one to beat on exposed form but I’m not so sure he’s 100 percent ready for 700. For that reason I’m going to go with Li Li. She should be able to lead here and that will make all the difference here in this. In her last start at Launceston she got home really hard, against Holyheath who is quite a strong runner and has won over the 700. So based on that form line Li Li looks as if she get her chance here tonight to win. Win only as I think she’ll be short.

Sandown Greyhouns Race 6 Box 2 SuperSonic Hawk 8.52pm

Very tough race and I’m hoping we find value in backing Supersonic Hawk. He’s not the strongest runner but he has plenty of speed and he might be able to get the fly here and skip away. He has run a quick 34.41 here just a mere length and a half slower then the very talented but slow early runner Dyna Oats. Box 2 will make the difference here in this and all that’s needed for Supersonic Hawk to win, is a good jump and a clear run and he may just pinch this a good odds. Dyna Oats is the only danger, but box 1 runner Stetson Donna does need to play her part. She needs to get out fast and drag Dyna Oats in to the race. If she begins slowly and hampers him early the two runners might find themselves back in the pack and fighting for room to move. Based on that Supersonic Hawk looks the one.

Best Of Luck

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Thursday, 12 September 2013


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Thursday, 12 September 2013

Race No. 1Coffex Coffee Mixed Stake Cta Di…7:14 PM
3/4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,525 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,470 2nd: $705 3rd: $350.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HOPE’S UP116129.77Cameron Butcher
2ALLEN ILLEM157230.02Tony Rasmussen
3COUSIN CALLUM341429.75Petar Jovanovic
4VICTA SAM372429.86Ronald Schadow
5FRIDLI BALE317530.05Shaun Matcott
6CAWBOURNE FLUTE353330.03Raymond Barkla
7FIRE TYSON721829.71Tony Lagana
8GRAINNE O’MALLEY661129.78Robyn Mackellar
Race No. 2Only At The Dogs Mixed Stake Cta…7:35 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,240 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,265 2nd: $650 3rd: $325.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOKEN SPINNER165230.20Michael Stewart
2TEDDY TOOL733430.13Clarence Christensen
3CARLOS TYSON862129.86Tony Lagana
4ALLEN DIRK345130.10Shaun Matcott
5YOUNG SNOZZ333429.80Petar Jovanovic
6GO HARVEY GO134130.17Carole Scott
7MAGIC MUZZLE1123NBTMark Grima
8RIGHT TIME113229.96Cameron Butcher
9GOOD ODDS PUNK417529.89Walter Harkins
10MISS LILY ROSE843530.08Robert Harris
Race No. 3Coffex Coffee Free For All Cta D…7:55 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,745 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MIMICKING421643.08Robert Britton
2CAMDALE BUDDY3661NBTPaul Hili
3CRIMSON STAR616343.86Robert Harris
4KALDEN MAYHEM518143.22Troy Murray
5UNO LESSON312543.63Shaun Laffin
6MISS WOODS334443.47Gino Grgurovic
7HUSKY DREAMER842243.62John Gale
8DYNA ALINE351143.52Shaun Matcott
9YARRAMUNDI STAR147744.28Todd Kelly
10WIRADJURI RUSH317844.69Vadim Roz
Race No. 42013 Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Di…8:14 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HAWK ALONE214229.89Andrea Dailly
2ENCOSTA KAHN112329.80Kathleen Johnstone
3FRONT KNOCKA1111NBTSteven Withers
4ZAMBORA MAGIC7681NBTRobert Britton
5GALACTIC IMPACT166230.51Robert Chuck
6EASTON BALE5345NBTAndrea Dailly
7KISS ME KETUT1111NBTDavid Burnett
8AMRAM ALLEN6862NBTGraeme Bate
9DYNA FULCRUM1384NBTGraeme Bate
10NOBBY BALE13NBTGraeme Bate
Race No. 52013 Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Di…8:38 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA HAKON211429.87Shaun Matcott
2PELOTON BALE251NBTGraeme Bate
3YOGI BLUE1232NBTRobyn Mackellar
4CRUMP3346NBTTroy Iwanyk
5JOSHUA BALE651129.96Mark Delbridge
6TONK1221NBTCharles Mercieca
7ERNIE BUNG ARROW112129.57Kenneth Gill
8VELOCEMENTE217530.63Andrea Dailly
9DYNA FULCRUM1384NBTGraeme Bate
10NOBBY BALE13NBTGraeme Bate
Race No. 62013 Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Di…8:58 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RAPIDO GRIS3256NBTGraeme Bate
2VICTA SCOTT427629.89Ronald Schadow
3AWESOME PROJECT1313NBTBradley Canty
4XENOS BALE2168NBTGraeme Bate
5ALLEN MAKOTO2516NBTMark Delbridge
6HELLYEAH BOLT1111NBTPaul Hili
7KALDEN GAMBINO412129.81Troy Murray
8YODA BALE5843NBTAndrea Dailly
9LONG GULLY BILL463130.31Paula Hearnden
10DYNA FULCRUM1384NBTGraeme Bate
Race No. 72013 Schweppes Sa Derby H Cta Di…9:22 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HELLYEAH MISSILE4112NBTPaul Hili
2BOGIE PRINCE711129.83Ben Rawlings
3DYNA ISHAAN3453NBTGraeme Bate
4TOMAC BALE6112NBTMark Delbridge
5OSBOURNE BALE154230.29Andrea Dailly
6BUCKLE UP MASON2732NBTGraeme Bate
7SENNI TONY625730.01Colin Swain
8KALDEN KAPONE311529.88Troy Murray
9NOBBY BALE13NBTGraeme Bate
10LONG GULLY BILL463130.31Paula Hearnden
Race No. 82013 Coffex Coffee Sa Oaks F Cta…9:41 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $34,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $25,000 2nd: $6,000 3rd: $3,000.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LETHAL THREE133230.21Mark Grima
2KOKODA SPIRIT426129.68Mark Morrissey
3WIREGRASS111229.96Ben Rawlings
4WONDER WHIRL414129.67Michael Giniotis
5XYLIA ALLEN141230.05Graeme Bate
6IONA SEVEN222129.97Robert Britton
7PURCELL BALE111130.08Graeme Bate
8LONG GULLY COURT245230.02Paula Hearnden
9GURU DOLL613330.18Mark Morrissey
10BLACK VEIL422330.25Robert Britton
Race No. 9Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…10:05 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FAIR CHANGE351529.91Todd Kelly
2BETSY ALLEN452230.04Lisa Rasmussen
3DEE DEE CORSAIR146229.84Robyn Mackellar
4NIAMH PREMIER745230.05Robin Harnas
5BENCHMARK326329.92Petar Jovanovic
6WELL QUOTED111230.17Carole Scott
7SIR AL364230.35Steven Coates
8ALESSI BALE257229.95Lisa Rasmussen
9DYNA GARTH716430.18Shaun Matcott
10IKARI PEDROX34530.10Michael Giniotis
Race No. 10Coffex Coffee Stake Cta Division…10:24 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,960 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,075 2nd: $590 3rd: $295.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JOJA STAN117230.10Zbigniew Wudarczyk
2LIFE’S COOL224330.14Lisa Rasmussen
3DYNA ERWIN217530.13Shaun Matcott
4FINBAR BALE773230.28Steve Meimetis
5TRICKY NIGEL441630.43Kim Johnstone
6BOURNE SURFER526330.22Petar Jovanovic
7PEDRO’S FIRST582130.15Robyn Mackellar
8GURU DOLL613330.18Mark Morrissey
9FIERY MCBAIN553730.19Todd Kelly
10MARVEL534630.56Lisa Rasmussen
Race No. 11Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Stake C…10:42 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,270 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,590 2nd: $455 3rd: $225.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HARELESS CHASER572230.59Kathleen Johnstone
2UMIKA BALE423730.35Shaun Matcott
3WILD SOUL111530.05Kim Johnstone
4VELOCITY DAFF232230.26Kim Johnstone
5MIMIC MASTER787330.00Steven Coates
6WEBLEY BALE276230.43Shaun Matcott
7TYSON WILLOW221229.96Tony Lagana
8POISON684130.40Lisa Rasmussen
9DYNA ULTRA431130.62Lisa Rasmussen
10LONG GULLY BILL463130.31Paula Hearnden

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Greyhound Box Draw For Angle Park – Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Race No. 1Find Grsa On Facebook Mixed Stak…1:39 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER MERC186430.08Angela Modra
2GLAD MAN421129.97Nicole Price
4FINBAR BALE687730.28Steve Meimetis
5ASTON FORT312730.99Nicole Price
7BLUE VIPER121429.94Dennis Male
8AIR KISSES254530.21Karen Bearpark
Race No. 2Tattsbet.com Open Maiden Stake P…1:55 PM
M event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MILLION VOICES8747NBTLisa Rasmussen
2EMERLEY TRICKS446NBTPeter Hurley
3EXECUTIVE POWER263522.95Raymond Barkla
4NEVER SAY NEVER-NBTKim Johnstone
5BOSS CHIEF5845NBTJohn Hancock
6SPRITELY CASH337223.76Tony Rasmussen
7COWBOY JURY3828NBTKaren Bearpark
8AGENT OF CHANGE4657NBTShaun Matcott
9VICTA GEORGE76NBTRonald Schadow
10LAUREN’S MY GAL8823.74Raymond Barkla
Race No. 3Fundraising @ Chasers Stake Prv …2:14 PM
6 event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VICTA CASEY554322.73Ronald Schadow
2JOE BELLO774322.88Angela Modra
3IMA GENIUS866822.91Lisa Rasmussen
4NOBLE KAHN122.51Kathleen Johnstone
6WALLY ALLEN642222.53Shaun Matcott
7LOCUST FUND5642NBTJohn Hancock
8JITTERY KNOCKA664523.04Douglas Frith
Race No. 4Grsa.com.au Stake Prv Division22:30 PM
6 event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1COME ON CARRUMBA3864NBTShaun Matcott
2TUMULTUOUS658622.98Raymond Barkla
3ALL MY SIZE116523.01John Mundy
4VICTA RONALD821722.67Ronald Schadow
6KIPSANG2317NBTTony Rasmussen
7ALWAYS SOMETHING247222.78Gary Rawlings
8SHEZA DIVA413622.38Marie Whyte
Race No. 5Mcqueens Tavern Stake Prv Divisi…2:47 PM
5 event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ASTON BUZZ273822.58June Sharpe
2VICTA TINA616822.29Ronald Schadow
3BILLY KAHN676822.50Kim Johnstone
4FRIDLI BALE865523.21Shaun Matcott
5LITTLE OLIVE385322.69David Neal
6JIMMY GIAMEOS234822.58Shaun Matcott
7TILKA ON FIRE511522.54Oswald Chegia
8CETTE COURSE663822.86Gary Rawlings
Race No. 6Chasers.net.au Mixed Stake Prv D…3:05 PM
3/4/5 event over 388 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JOJO JUNIOR7438NBTCorey Ormsby
2BELFORD258622.55Bozidar Stamenkovic
3MR. PIPELINE346421.99Karen Bearpark
4DARYL BALE562522.66Shaun Matcott
5ALLEN QUINCY867622.39Shaun Matcott
6SHIRAZ DREAM613422.66Gary Rawlings
7BRAHMA BOY116622.31John Mundy
8FLYING CANDY414622.37Angela Modra
Race No. 7Schweppes Sa Derby Prelude (1) P…3:22 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $700 2nd: $200 3rd: $100.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIRED FOR SOUND225230.40Robert Isaacson
2EMERLEY ZODIAK881130.06Peter Hurley
3RUNAGATE3265NBTNicole Price
4GALACTIC IMPACT316631.00Robert Chuck
5DUSTNADO111229.59Steve Hoffman
6FIERY MCBAIN523530.19Todd Kelly
7BOGIE PRINCE171129.83Ben Rawlings
8ALMIGHTY TITAN213230.19Karen Butcher
Race No. 8Schweppes Sa Derby Prelude (2) P…3:42 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $1,000 Prizemoney.
1st: $700 2nd: $200 3rd: $100.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SIR SCRAPPY732330.50Karen Butcher
2VICTA SCOTT154229.89Ronald Schadow
3GALILEE SPIRIT211129.80Robert Isaacson
4DYNA HAKON362229.89Shaun Matcott
5WOODNEAR622130.16Matthew Payne
6WILD SOUL811130.05Kim Johnstone
7GHOSTLY THOUGHTS187830.71Robert Isaacson
8NICHOLAS JACK448730.03Todd Kelly
Race No. 9Be Active Stake Prv Division14:02 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BIG SHRIMPIN541430.72Gary Rawlings
2JUNGLE BARK512730.72Simon Gesler
3GALACTIC BLUE616731.00Robert Chuck
4KALDEN KAPONE413129.88Troy Murray
5VICTA MERRILL182530.47Ronald Schadow
6BOMBER KAHN266430.31Kim Johnstone
7FOOTROT FLARE16130.24Bozidar Stamenkovic
8IRISH ANGEL471530.51Terrance Cahalan
Race No. 10Tattsbet.com Stake Prv Division24:22 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LEKTRA BLING465630.52Shaun Matcott
2MR. PUNTING165630.30Simon Gesler
3DAYSBREAK385730.90Gary Rawlings
4BUBBA RAY DUDLEY545630.12Karen Bearpark
5ULTRA LIL122430.50Yvonne King
6MURF’S ANGEL234830.08Terrance Cahalan
7TOM TOM SURPRISE527630.54Gary Rawlings
8HAIRY BEAR841530.83Cameron Butcher
Race No. 11Gap Sa On Facebook Grade 5 Serie…4:42 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $785 Prizemoney.
1st: $545 2nd: $160 3rd: $80.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPERED254130.14Karen Bearpark
2AWESOME FIVESOME566330.22Karen Bearpark
3MARVEL6153NBTLisa Rasmussen
4FAUST’S FOREVER282129.97Bozidar Stamenkovic
5TOKEN MCLAREN537129.67Donald Foster
6SCREEN KISS874430.13Karen Bearpark
7JUST TED642430.59Douglas Frith
8KIHAEL KLOSE466730.10Raymond Barkla
9TOTAL DOMINATION527330.60John Hancock

Spud Regis Retires To Stud At The Top Of His Game

Champion Victorian sprinter Spud Regis has been retired after his emphatic victory in the Group Three Ambrosoli at Wentworth Park on Saturday night. The stunning black powerhouse was a winner of fifteen races from 27 starts including two group one’s and two group three’s with prize money earnings over the $440,000 mark. With the curtain closing on such a tremendous racing career, it is only fitting to pay tribute to a greyhound who has proven to be one of Australia’s best.

Spud Regis is by legendary sire Bombastic Shiraz out of the smart race bitch Phiona: a winner of twelve races and was whelped on the 7th December 2010. The chaser was trained by industry mogul Andrea Dailly and owned by Brian Treloar who named him after former AFL great and St Kilda skipper Danny Frawley.

Spud Regis showed plenty of potential from the start of his career winning ten of his first thirteen track appearances including the 2012 Group 3 SA Derby at Angle Park; however it was his emotional win in The Group One Adelaide Cup that really captured the attention of racing participants and the public as a whole. On the way back to their training property in Anakie (Victoria) after the heats of the feature where Spud Regis was victorious, Co-trainer George Daily was involved in a tragic car accident that claimed the life of fellow heat winner, and Spud Regis’ highly talented litter brother Big Black Mac. The heartbreaking night drew attention Australia wide, and put Spud Regis’ Adelaide Cup start in danger; however after being carefully monitored just one week after the horror crash, the extraordinary racer recorded one of the most sentimental victories in modern racing history, taking out the $75,000 final in a sensational 29.75 seconds for the 515 metre trip.

After his popular victory, Spud Regis’ form tapered off- albeit against the top echelon of Australian sprinters- as he hit a losing streak that lasted an agonising eight runs, however a change of scenery brought back the old Spud Regis, with the enigmatic dog bouncing back to the winners list in the 2013 Perth Cup Consolation at Cannington in February.

Upon his return home to Victoria, Spud Regis continued on his winning way, saluting in the 2013 Group One Australian Cup at The Meadows. Beginning brilliantly from the cherry, the talented campaigner made every post a winner clocking a scintillating 29.63 seconds for the 525 metre trip where he defeated fellow Victorian El Brooklyn by four and a quarter lengths on the line.

This win certainly dispelled any doubts surrounding the chaser and firmly established him as one of the nation’s best. The dual Group one winner made his final interstate venture just a few weeks ago for a stint at the Group One Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park. The speedster made quite an impression in his heat, scoring a dominant victory in a red hot 29.69 seconds, and was very unfortunate not to gain a start in the $250,000 final, running a solid third in his semi-final behind flying Hunter Valley bitch Punch One Out who ran a blinding race and in turn set a new track record of 29.27 seconds for the 520 metre distance.

Spud Regis returned to Wentworth Park last Saturday night and took out the Group Three Ambrosoli in fine style. The race was for those greyhounds that ‘just missed out’ on a chance at the Golden Easter final and carried a winner’s cheque of a lucrative $25,000. Showing his class, the 34 kilogram two year old carved across the field and eventually chased down the Graeme Bate prepared Fully Advanced to take out the race by three and three quarter lengths over roughie Amadeus Strikes in a breathtaking 29.73 seconds. While it would have been a very hard decision for Treloar to retire the powerful and talented chaser whilst he was racing so consistently and injury free, it was fantastic to see him end his career on a high note- with the vast majority of owners and trainers only able to dream of such a departure from the racetrack.

As they say, when one door closes another door opens and this will definitely be the case for Spud Regis; after such a successful racing career he will stand at stud with Tony Lockett, where he should receive a great reception from Australian breeders who will have the chance to tap into a fantastic bloodline.

Being a devoted Spud Regis fan I was honoured to see the champ race with my own eyes last week, and whilst I am personally sad that he will never grace the track again I wish connections all the best in the breeding barn with the ‘Spud’ and hope to one day see his pups emulate the success of their dad on the racetrack.

Spud Regis’ Adelaide Cup Glory After Brush With Death

It’s going to take more than a car accident to hold Spud Regis down. The resilient greyhound shook off his brush with death to score an emotional victory in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup at Angle Park on Thursday night.

Less than a week after being involved in a serious crash that claimed the life of his litter-mate Big Black Mac, Spud Regis collected the biggest pay cheque of his career and stamped himself as a genuine star of the sport.

Shooting for his eighth straight win, the son of Bombastic Shiraz showed his class flying out of box five to be second to the first turn.
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Adelaide Cup Greyhounds Involved In Tragic Accident

After a successful night of greyhound racing at South Australia’s Angle Park track for the heats of the 2012 Adelaide Cup, several of the Group 1 finalist greyhounds and their co-trainer George Dailly along with handler Carl, have been in involved in an tragic car accident in the early hours of the morning.

The accident is believed to have claimed several greyhound lives and both George and Carl have been hospitalised with injuries. Those injuries are considered “minor” but George is believed to be suffering from broken ribs.

One greyhound is confirmed to have been killed in the accident. Big Black Mac, who had qualified for the $175,000 Adelaide Cup final by winning the first heat of the Cup in 29.66 has been confirmed by Police as having died at the accident scene.

Big Black Mac was a very promising young greyhound winning 6 of his career 11 starts, with earnings of over $25,000 and had already registered a best time of 29.59 at Sandown. He wasn’t due to turn 2 years of age until December this year.

Lektra Ottens is also confirmed as missing, having fled the scene in panic. Police have confirmed that local CFA volunteers are still searching the area for the missing fawn greyhound.

Fourteen greyhounds are known to have been onboard when the accident occurred, having all competed for trainer Andrea Dailly at last night’s meeting. Several greyhounds are said to be “pretty banged up” and while it was believed there may have been multiple greyhound fatalities, only one greyhound is confirmed dead at this time.

A Police spokesperson has confirmed that a vet attended the accident scene to assist and assess all greyhounds.

Among those on board were Heston Bale, nominal favourite for the Adelaide Cup final after drawing box 1 in the final, and the winner of nearly $100,000 in prizemoney. High profile greyhound and SA Derby winner Spud Regis, another Adelaide Cup heat winner, was also onboard at the time of the accident.

The combined prizemoney earnings of the greyhounds known to have been involved in the accident is in excess of $450,000, where the real value of the greyhounds involved would be multiples of that with potential stud prospects Heston Bale and Spud Regis involved.

Dyna Lowell and Dyna Morris, who quinellaed the 2012 Traralgon Cup were both involved in the accident, with career prizemoney earnings of $131,000 and $130,000 respectively.

The accident is believed to have occurred in the early hours of the morning while George Dailly was sleeping and Carl was at the wheel. The accident occurred approximately 10kms east of Nhill, near the small rural town of Kiata about half way between the South Australian border and Horsham.

The Victorian Police spokesperson also confirmed that the Dailly’s “ute and trailer carrying 14 greyhounds traveling in an easterly direction, left the road at approximately 3:45am, crashing through a fence and a vacant paddock before impacting upon the western verandah and wall of a house where a male and female occupant were asleep. Both home occupants were unhurt in the incident” although they were said to have been thrown from their beds by the impact of the crash.

Amazingly there were no human fatalities from the accident, and the only confirmed greyhound fatality is that of Big Black Mac, although grave concerns are held for Lektra Ottens, and the racing careers of many of the injured greyhounds may be in doubt. Sources close to the Dailly kennel are suggesting already that neither Spud Regis, nor Heston Bale will return to Adelaide to take their places in the $175,000 final.

The accident is said to have “written off” the Dailly’s F250 truck and their expensive US imported dog trailer which was capable of transporting at least 16 greyhounds.

The Dailly’s greyhounds were returning to their Victorian Anakie training base having just won three heats of the $175,000 Adelaide Cup with Big Black Mac, Heston Bale and Spud Regis, all qualifying for the final. The Dailly’s also provided a further five placegetters during the eight heats.

Bookmakers such as TAB Sportsbet betting pre-post on the Adelaide Cup final have currently suspended all betting in the wake of the accident.

GRSA have already confirmed that the Angela Langton trained first reserve Quo Vadis, will take fatally injured Big Black Mac’s place in the final, and further announcements will be made as the other greyhounds injuries become known.

George Dailly’s brother Tom is currently in transit to the Horsham Hospital to attend upon George and Carl and to collect the remaining greyhounds.

This tragic accident comes just one night after Victorian greyhound trainers Steve and Heather Collins suffered a similar loss when kennel hand Jay ran off the road near Geelong on the way back from Warrnambool greyhounds and rolled the trailer, subsequently killing several greyhounds including Sisco Diamond and losing Lektra Ice who fled the scene.

Both the Dailly’s and Collins’ are prolific Victorian greyhound trainers who train greyhounds for leviathan greyhound breeders and owners, the Wheelers and the Lenehans.

UPDATE – 6/10/2012
Reports from the Dailly kennel today are that both Spud Regis and Heston Bale have faired well since the accident, and both are highly likely to return to Adelaide next week to contest the 2012 Group 1 Adelaide Cup Final. Lektra Ottens remains missing in the Wimmera area but no other greyhound fatalities have been confirmed.

2012 Adelaide Cup Final Box Draw

Last night at Angle Park we witnessed Group 1 racing at the highest level with eight heats of the Triple M Adelaide Cup where some of the best sprinters in the land battled it out for a chance to qualify for the Group 1 Final on October 11.

The fastest qualifier for the final was the Jason Thompson trained Victorian Proven Nitro in heat 3 who raced his way into favouritism for the final after a blistering display of high speed chasing. He made it three wins in a row when he began well from box 3 to pounce on the early lead and peeled of a sizzling 29.36 for the 515m journey in winning by 3½ lengths with his second split time to the back of 16.71 one of the quickest seen in recent years.

The last greyhound to go quicker at the Angle Park circuit was exactly one year ago when Cape Hawke rated 29.33 in winning his heat of the Cup and ultimately finishing third behind the flying Mepunga Nicky in the final. Proven Nitro has blistering speed and will have to show that in next weeks final after drawing box 7 with plenty of speed on his inside.

Jason Thompson produced his second qualifier for the final earlier in the night in heat 2 when strong chaser Coal King staked his claims with a powerful display of chasing. He began fairly from box 5 to initially race midfield before stretching out down the back straight and racing past leader Mepunga Geordie over the concluding stages to win by a lengthening 5½ lengths in a flying 29.71. It was his fifth win in his last 6 starts and his run home time of 12.61 was one of the quickest on the night.
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2012 Adelaide Cup Heats This Thursday Night

Eight heats of the Triple M Adelaide Cup have been drawn for this Thursday night’s (4th October) meeting at Angle Park. GRSA received 65 final nominations for the Group 1 series with 34 from South Australia, 29 from Victoria, 1 from Queensland and 1 from New Zealand.

The Interstate contingent is led by exciting Group performer Heston Bale who is one of sixteen Andrea Dailly representatives in the heats.

She also has last start SA Derby winner Spud Regis engaged that will be looking to continue his winning run at Angle Park after sweeping the Derby series.
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Spud Regis Storms In To Group 3 SA Derby Final Favouritism

Victorian chaser Spud Regis stamped himself as a real star of the future with a dominant display in the Group 3 Coca Cola SA Derby last night at Angle Park.

The Andrea Dailly trained flyer blitzed his rivals in a best of night 29.63 for the 515m journey leading throughout and winning by over 3 lengths from kennel mate Grigorieva Bale with fellow Victorian Peter Rocket for trainer Keith Hellmuth finishing third.

Spud Regis flew the lids early running a sizzling 4.32 to the winning post on the first occasion and from there was never headed recording his 7th win from just 10 starts and claiming the $25,000 first prize.
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Dailly Dominates SA Derby With Six Finalists

While the S.A Oaks may be over for another year, the Group 3 Coca-Cola S.A Derby is just heating up with four heats run last night at Angle Park. As usual, a host of Victorian greyhounds have made the trip across the border, with many of them likely to stay on and compete in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup in less than a months’ time.

Andrea Dailly’s ever-present team was at the forefront again and has qualified a staggering six out of the eight finalists, starting with young star Spud Regis who increased his already imposing record, with an effortless victory in the opening heat. Starting from box one at a very short quote of $1.70, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Phiona was untroubled in front and found it no problem to record a slick 29.64 to cruise home with four lengths to spare. The promising black dog has now won seven of its ten career outings and feature race victories are now appearing on the horizon.

Battling away behind Spud Regis for most of the journey was the kennelmate Schnikey Bale, who was game in defeat but would need to improve sharply to trouble to favourites in next week final.
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Dailly’s Dominate Coca Cola SA Derby Heats & Final Box Draw

The Interstate raiders were in force last night at Angle Park where they dominated the four heats of the Coca Cola SA Derby led by leading Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly who qualified an amazing 6 runners for next week’s final. She won three out of the four heats conducted last night, with up and coming sprinting star Spud Regis qualifying the fastest after a brilliant front running display in the first heat.

He made it 6 wins from his last 7 starts leading throughout in a blistering 29.64 for the 515m journey defeating kennel mate Schnikey Bale by 3¾ lengths and will start the clear favourite next week after drawing perfectly in box 1.

The second heat was a carbon copy of the first with the Dailly combination greeting the judge when strong chaser Bagget Bale ran home powerfully to score in a sizzling 29.66 in winning by 7¼ lengths defeating kennel mate Allen Dion who showed pace and hung on well for second.
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Graeme Bate’s Up And Away Laurels Victory Tempered By Positive Swab

While it was all cheers and beers after the second running for 2010 of the Laurels at Sandown last night when the Graeme Bate trained Up And Away prevailed over Kalden Athena, news has broken today that the victory has been tainted by a recent positive swab hearing before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

Despite Greyhound Racing Victoria not releasing any information whatsoever with regard to a Stewards Inquiry about Bate’s positive swab, it is understood a RADB hearing was held on the 21st December 2010 and Bate was found guilty or presenting a greyhound to race under the influence of a prohibited substance.

The positive swab stems from a swab taken from Jarvis Bale back in July 2010 when running third in the Group 2 AWM Distance Championship at The Meadows. On that occasion, Jarvis Bale was beaten by West Australia Blue Lorian for the $25,000 first prize.
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