Ernie On The Mend After Suffering Career-Ending Injury

Ernie Bung Arrow became a local hero in South Australia and simultaneously captured the hearts of racing fans nationwide when he won the 2013 Adelaide Cup, giving his veteran trainer Ken Gill his first win at Group One level after four decades in the sport.

Just over a year later Gill is nursing Ernie back to health after he sustained a career ending injury when winning at Gawler on October 9.

“That night when he walked back to me he was a bit lame and then he started to get swelling down the leg. I thought he had done a monkey muscle and would be out for six weeks”, Gill explained.

“The next morning it was different. It’s the bicep in the front of the chest and shoulder that runs down to his elbow.”

Ernie is now on the long road to recovery after requiring surgery to help repair the muscle, but Gill is expecting his former kennel star to make a full return to health.

“He is feeling a bit sorry for himself. He has got a bucket on his head and he has got a brace down his leg and his elbow.”

“It’ll be a couple of months before he is back to where he should be. It’s five weeks before we take the brace off and then he’ll take a few weeks to be able to put that leg back down on the ground and use it properly again.”

“Eventually he’ll be able to go out on my track and have a free gallop and do all of those things.”

It has been a tough year for Gill and Ernie Bung Arrow.

Just as the pair appeared to have the racing world at their feet, Ernie was put on the sidelines in February after chipping a bone in his wrist during a trial. That ruled out all plans of a Victorian campaign where he was a serious contender for the upcoming Group One Temlee at The Meadows.

That was just the start of the setbacks that Gill and Ernie had to endure.

During his comeback preparations Ernie injured his monkey muscle and contracted the kennel cough, all of which saw his return to the track pushed back until September.

Ernie bounced back after eight months off the scene with a win over 388 metres at Angle Park, before slipping on the mat and finishing back in the field when trying to defend his Cup crown in October.

His fans would only see him race on one more occasion when he won his last race at Gawler. That victory saw the son of Lochinvar Marlow and Slipper’s Tonic retire with the remarkable record of 24 starts for 21 wins and one minor placing.

The injury was a heartbreaking blow for Gill who believed that Ernie was almost back to his best.

“He was trialling good and I thought he was back. I hadn’t got him back to a full 500 but his early splits were fantastic.”

Aside from his Adelaide Cup success, Ernie Bung Arrow also claimed the Group Three SA Derby and the Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial. He also made the final of the Group 1 Topgun and earned in excess of $168,000- not bad for a pup that only cost $900!

Gill is now hoping that he will make it as a sire and has plans to stand him at stud once he is fully recovered. There is no doubt that his phenomenal early speed is sure to be highly sought after by potential breeders.

“He had tremendous early speed. I don’t think there has been a more consistent dog out of the boxes that I have seen in my 40 odd years. He was consistent every time, it wasn’t just once in a while.”

“When I first got him going out of the 500 boxes I thought he probably wouldn’t run 500 because he was so good early, but his last section was as good as any dog, probably better. He had all three sections; first, middle and last, all in one”.

It is bittersweet looking back on Ernie’s Bung Arrow’s career. Although most people can only dream of having a dog that can win them a Group One, it would have been incredibly frustrating to see him not reach his full potential due to injury. But Gill can’t speak highly enough of his mate Ernie, who took him on the ride of a lifetime.

“It was fantastic. In the kennel at home kids could get him out and play with him but when he was at the races he knew what he was there for and he was on the job. He was just a lovely dog.”

2014 Group One Adelaide Cup Preview

The Group One Adelaide Cup will be conducted on Friday night at Angle Park.

For the history buffs, the first Adelaide Cup was run in 1956 at Waterloo Corner and was won by Oakland Chief. The race eventually ended up at Angle Park in 1972. Doug Payne won the first three Adelaide Cups at Angle Park with Bristol Miss, Valjuka and Bristol Sue.

It’s fair to say the Adelaide Cup has an impressive honour roll. Notable winners of the race include champion bitches Sandi’s Me Mum and Highly Blessed, the one and only Rapid Journey and Angle Park track record-holder Brett Lee (28.88!). More recent winners include Collide, Miss Spicy, Big Time Max, Whippy’s Image, El Galo, Dyna Lachlan, Kilty Lad, Mepunga Nicky, Spud Regis and last year’s winner Ernie Bung Arrow.

This year’s event is highlighted by the remarkable achievement of Victorian trainer Jeff Britton. Britton has four of the eight finalists in the race.

The fastest qualifier is Britton’s Texas Titan, whose connections are based in SA. However, there wasn’t much on the clock between all the finalists so it will be a very hotly contested event.

Here’s a look at all the finalists and how some of the trainers think their charges will go;

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.60
Heat Replay
 
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeffrey Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$170,475
Last 10 Starts
6115341131
27 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Moderate Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,619 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 11 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 1
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – “She is well drawn. I am hoping she won’t get out too badly as she is not the greatest box dog. She does show pace once she hits the ground though so I am hoping she will be at least sitting in third going around the first bend. Allen Deed likes to run up the track a little and the three is slow early so I am hoping for some room along the fence. She isn’t a one dimensional bitch as she can go under or go around dogs.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.63 29.78 4.57 4.57
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.80
Heat Replay
 
Allen Deed
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$109,360
Last 10 Starts
1215121162
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Jarvis Bale - Greta Bale
Start Slow Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,734 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 17 9 2
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1 0
ARG opinion is – Delivered a powerhouse finish last week to go down by a narrow margin. He is the winner of 17 races and with any sort of room, looms as a major threat.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.77

29.77 4.66 4.66
Box 3
Race Odds
$33.00
Heat Replay
 
Winbrook
Trainer
Cameron Butcher
Owner
C Butcher & Y Butcher
Prizemoney
$15,115
Last 10 Starts
1411861881
31 Months   Blue Fawn   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro - Little Looper
Start Moderate Running MIddle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $719 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 9 3 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
43% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 9 3 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG opinion is – One of the local chances in the race. He returned from a long spell in fine style last week to record his ninth win at the track. He won at odds of 30/1 and is at long odds to win the final in current betting. He will need everything to go his way as he is coming up against some talented Victorians and Group winners in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.79 29.94 4.54 4.54
Box 4
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Mepunga Armagh
Trainer
Jeffrey Britton
Owner
Barry Smith
Prizemoney
$88,475
Last 10 Starts
1363437211

37 Months

  Black & White   Dog   by  

Premier Fantasy

- Mepunga Harmony
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,057 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 18 6 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – “I am hoping he might lead. I don’t mind him out of the four as he goes straight. The worry for him is Cosmic Wise as she likes to cut to the rail.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.83 29.83 4.41 4.41
Box 5
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Cosmic Wise
Trainer
Jeffrey Britton
Owner
Brona Lane Racing – Mgr J Wright
Prizemoney
$85,570
Last 10 Starts
1285413111
38 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Chief - Wise Penny
Start Good Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $1,584 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
54 18 10 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 0 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer) - “She loves the fence and goes left. She also goes well from wider boxes. She has to jump in front of Mepunga Armagh, meaning Mepunga Armagh will have to miss the start. She has really taken well to Angle Park as she loves the run-on lure. It has really fired her up. She has been a different dog at Angle Park and racing there helps when they come back to Victoria.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.84 29.84 4.55 4.55
Box 6
Race Odds
$30.00
Heat Replay
 
Valladares
Trainer
Lauren Harris
Owner
Next Racing – Mgr R Tugwell
Prizemoney
$13,920
Last 10 Starts
1111118521
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   El Grand Senor - Sealin’ The Deal
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $870 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 8 2 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 7 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Lauren Harris (Trainer) – “He has not been done any favours by the box draw. If he is going to win then he will need to go mod to low 4.30’s early. We know he can do that because he done it when he went 29.75. If he can do that, I think only Allen Deed could run him down.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.75 29.87 4.36 4.48
Box 7
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Blurred Lines
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Brett Bravo
Prizemoney
$53,730
Last 10 Starts
1777118521
31 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bartrim Bale - Witch Fantasy
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,733 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 10 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0

Kelly Bravo (Trainer) – “We are really happy he made the final. He was our second choice runner as we went over more for Gimme Fuel. We are hoping he can improve as he was having his first look at the track last week and got a bit lost on the first turn. Hopefully he can handle the turn better this week. I am not too concerned about the draw as there might be a bit too much pressure if he was drawn on the fence; there’s less chance of getting interference out wider.”

Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.75 29.75 4.44 4.44
Box 8
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
 
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeffrey Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$33,785
Last 10 Starts
2853431341
27 Months   Black   Dog   by   Vapour Whirl - Foot Luce
Start Moderate Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,689 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 7 3 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer) – He likes it out wide but the eight box is a long way off the track at Angle Park which makes it hard to get around all the dogs. If it was box eight at Sandown I would be happy! He is racing well and does possess some track sense. If I solo trialled him and Oakvale Destiny there would be nothing between them”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.74 29.74 4.61 4.65
1st Res
Race Odds
$20.00
Heart Replay
 
National Time
Trainer
Darren Brown
Owner
Peter Brown
Prizemoney
$40,685
Last 10 Starts
6714111152
37 Months   Black   Dog   by   Elite State - Encampbell
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $782 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
52 17 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG opinion is – Managed to get to the lead last week but was overtaken by the stronger finishing Texas Titan. If he gained a start he would need to lead and pinch a break to win.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.86

29.86

4.46 4.46
2nd Res
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 
Iva Vision
Trainer
Peter Young
Owner
Conlon Miller Young – Mgr P Young
Prizemoney
$52,915
Last 10 Starts
2111118112
31 Months   Black   Dog   by   Ivan Brown - Visualization
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,307 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 10 3 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
- - - -
ARG opinion is – Very unlucky last week from the wide draw but he kept trying and missed out on winning by the barest of margins. He won the 2014 SA Derby not too long ago so he is a logical winning chance if he gets a start.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 29.95 4.58 4.59

Britton’s runners hold the key to the race. He has the brother/sister duo boxed on the wings. Both are slow beginners, however they both appear to be well boxed. Oakvale Destiny (1) will be hoping for some room on the fence. It has been suggested that Allen Deed likes to use a bit of the track so this will give Oakvale Destiny the room she needs. Texas Titan (8) also likes to use a bit of the track but Britton indicated that it may be too hard to get across from the wide box at Angle Park as the boxes are so far off the track.

Britton’s other two runners, Mepunga Armagh (4) and Cosmic Wise (5), are boxed in the “guts”. Mepunga Armagh goes straight but Cosmic Wise likes to cut to the rail so she may very well hamper her kennel-mate in the early stages. Winbrook (3) will need to do everything right and deliver up a repeat of last week’s performance. Valladares (6) connections believe he has the speed to lead and he will need to show that to get over from box six. Blurred Lines (7) impressed at his first look at Angle Park and is likely to be improved for the run. Allen Deed obviously looms as a big danger as he unleashed an enormous run home last week to lose narrowly.

All in all it makes for a very interesting race. The field jumps at 9:48pm.

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 2nd 2014

Best Bet:
Race 9: Crackerjack Dak – Tom Waterhouse is offering up to $250 in free bets. Smash it on the Dak.

Best Roughie:
Race 12: Witch Bale

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1 – Leg 2: 4,5,6 – Leg 3: 1,2 – Leg 4: 3,5,7,8 – $24 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Cup Final Friday 10th Oct Stake …7:12 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN ILLEM172529.81Tony Rasmussen
2VELOCITY DAFF322430.09Kim Johnstone
3VAN CARRHO FLASH3253NBTTroy Murray
4RILEY CRACKS IT542330.16Paul Barry
5ALLEN NAMOR835529.90Wendy Matcott
6SPOT GOES RACING611729.94Petar Jovanovic
7ALDERLEY RIOT253130.17Terrance Cahalan
8JUNTA BALE472430.00Lisa Rasmussen
9ALDERLEY RETREAT3556NBTKathleen Johnstone
10TAIT BALE546530.12Wendy Matcott

Allen Illem exits a favourable draw and he should appreciate the drop in class tonight. Four starts ago he stormed home to win in 30.03 and he should figure prominently again. Van Carrho Flash comes here with strong NSW form and he has joined the powerful Troy Murray kennel. Velocity Daff won’t be far away also.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Allen Illem

Trifecta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,8/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Mcqueens Tavern Mixed Stake Cta …7:35 PM
4/5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,355 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,350 2nd: $670 3rd: $335.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PREMIER EVENT543229.98Laurence Cahalan
2YODA BALE337430.21Tony Rasmussen
3TOKEN SPINNER417330.04Michael Stewart
4ABSOLUTE BOSS214430.11Robyn Mackellar
5SHIMMERING HOOD515730.16Kevin Murnane
6STOP SCRAMMIN’264829.66Petar Jovanovic
7CARAMEL FLIRT261430.43Raymond Murray
8WREX BALE313430.08Wendy Matcott
9DYNA QUISTIS858730.00Wendy Matcott
10ALDERLEY RETREAT3556NBTKathleen Johnstone

Premier Event missed the kick and didn’t have a lot of luck here on Monday night, tonight he should step a lot better and I would expect him to lead all the way. Wrex Bale is ideally drawn out wide and he has been racing in very consistent fashion. Yoda Bale is better than his recent form reads and he should get a nice sit in the early stages of the race.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 2 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Premier Event

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

Exacta: 1/2,4,8 ($3 for 100%)

 

Race No. 32014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …7:55 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VERY BITTA143329.53Murray Harvey
2WINBROOK618829.79Cameron Butcher
3MUSQUIN BALE1485NBTAndrea Dailly
4WOODNEAR725730.01Verity Cotton
6MEPUNGA HAYLEY112529.86Jeffrey Britton
7GENGHIS KAHN321129.68Kathleen Johnstone
8IVA VISION181129.57Peter Young

Mepunga Hayley can be hard to follow at times but with an empty draw underneath she should get every chance to find the early lead. She has trialled here in 29.85 and under the right conditions she can probably get down to around the 29.55 mark. Iva Vision is an out and out star and he recently won the Group Two SA derby here in a blistering 29.57.

Top Four: 6 – 8 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 42014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …8:14 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN DEED2116NBTAndrea Dailly
2WIND WHISTLER212229.82Angela Langton
3LIMBURG FEAR418129.84Shaun Laffin
4BLURRED LINES1712NBTKelly Bravo
5PROVEN JUDDY542129.69Jarrad Murray
6SPORTING TEARS617229.85Steve Meimetis
7GALILEE SPIRIT111129.62Robert Isaacson
8SUPERFONIC2681NBTStephen Whyte

Allen Deed is a super freak and he should prove hard to hold out based on his breathtaking 29.43 Wentworth Park win two runs back. The draw doesn’t suit but he has amazing track sense and he should win. Wind Whistler is armed with a monster finish and he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 52014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …8:38 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CAMPASPE WILL1641NBTNorman Walls
2KALDEN GAMBINO414529.70Troy Murray
3TEXAS TITAN313429.77Jeffrey Britton
4SHADY DEAL512130.20Kim Johnstone
5NATIONAL TIME1115NBTDarren Brown
6CHARMED ASSASSIN536729.60Petar Jovanovic
7SET THE SCENE718629.66Laurence Cahalan
8NEBULA155129.78Lauren Harris

Campaspe Will has a big engine and if he can step cleanly he should get the cash, last start at Sandown he overcame early difficulties and he still managed to stop the clock in a sizzling 29.45. Texas Titan is very consistent and he recently won her in a smart 29.77, he will be charging home late and he only needs an ounce of luck.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 62014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …8:58 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1REGAL LOOPER128829.70Cameron Butcher
2SCREAMIN’421730.09Ben Rawlings
3HEIDI GO SEEK523230.44Angela Langton
4CRUSADE MARJEN5111NBTDavid Jensen
5OAKVALE DESTINY411329.63Jeffrey Britton
6CLASH OF KINGS1121NBTStephen Whyte
7DUSTNADO342129.59Steve Hoffman
8PUNISHMENT141229.84Carole Scott

Oakvale Destiny is all class and she will prove hard to hold out based on her brilliant 29.69 win here recently, she can be slow to begin but she works her way through a field with ease. Clash Of Kings recently trialled here in a smart 29.77 and he is racing in devastating form. He musters pace very quickly and he may give a great sight on the bunny.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 5/1,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5,6/5,6/Field ($12 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 72014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …9:22 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ASTON KANE111729.57Raymond Murray
2OLLIE BALE1533NBTAndrea Dailly
3DAKOTA PREMIER533229.57Colin Simes
4GIMME FUEL8612NBTKelly Bravo
5FARMEROO256129.78Kenneth Gill
6DANYO’S LUKE432129.92Colin Swain
7MEPUNGA MOSS7441NBTJeffrey Britton
8VALLADARES185229.75Lauren Harris

Aston Kane is a brilliant beginner and he has won here previously in a dazzling 29.57, he should have enough speed to hold them out and he should prove too zippy. Ollie Bale is drawn to get a nice sit on Aston Kane early and he has won numerous races in this type of class. Gimme Fuel is in great form and he only needs an ounce of luck early to feature.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race No. 82014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …9:41 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WOODSIDE JAGGER444330.04Graham Smith
2EYE SMITH552130.04Jeffrey Guy
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW131X29.56Cameron Butcher
4MAXIMUM LIL8113NBTAndrea Dailly
5ESPECIALLY531430.41Rodney Clark
6YICHE222129.99Angela Modra
7MEPUNGA ARMAGH372130.00Jeffrey Britton
8ERNIE BUNG ARROW111129.55Kenneth Gill

Mepunga Armagh returned to his brilliant best at Sandown Park last week and he should continue on his winning way tonight. Ernie Bung Arrow returned to racing in good style over 388m here last week and he should be in it for a long way. Sidney’s Shadow loves racing here and with some luck early she shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 7 – 3 – 8 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

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

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

 

Race No. 92014 Macro Meats Adelaide Cup H …10:05 PM
OPEN event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $6,875 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,250 3rd: $625.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FOOTLUCE DIVA312129.72Kenneth Trowbridge
2KALDEN BALERION161229.75Troy Murray
3CRACKERJACK DAK4713NBTAndrea Dailly
4HELLYEAH BOLT222429.76Anthony Bullock
5WILD SOUL711329.79Kim Johnstone
6BLUE VIPER225429.94Lauren Harris
7COSMIC WISE131130.29Jeffrey Britton
8EMERLEY SENORITA113229.85Peter Hurley

Crackerjack Dak is a super consistent chaser and he should prove hard to reel in based on his brilliant 29.50 Sandown Park win two runs back. Emerley Senorita has been racing well of late and she is well placed in the pink draw, whilst Wild Soul has won an amazing 16 of 37 over this trip and he has an amazing ability to work his way through a field.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 8 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crackerjack Dak

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

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

 

Race No. 10Gap Racing To Retirement Mixed S…10:24 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AS IT GOES272234.92Oswald Chegia
2BIG ZAP124334.87Troy Murray
3SHEZA TEN224235.36Petar Jovanovic
4SENNI TONY173435.14Colin Swain
5ANIMATE223635.25Lester Harris
6STUZZICHINO215235.32Petar Jovanovic
7TOKEN MCLAREN115X34.74Donald Foster
8DOONA BALE565335.10Tony Rasmussen

Big Zap has been racing quite well of late and he should be suited by the step up in distance, he is normally quite reliable early and he should be able to lead from go to whoa. As It Goes was a tad disappointing here on Monday but I would expect her to improve tonight, whilst Senni Tony is never far away in this type of company.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Big Zap

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,4,5 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,4,5 ($6 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

1YOUNG GUN MCBAIN222230.26Todd Kelly
2MISATO BALE412630.51Wendy Matcott
3FUNKY CHICKEN623130.06Jeffrey Guy
4TASER MCBAIN113430.32Todd Kelly
5MANIC151230.09Robyn Mackellar
6DYNA DRAMA833230.46Wendy Matcott
7ALLEN ULTRON352730.46Lisa Rasmussen
8DYNA WISTA111430.16Tony Rasmussen
9LONG GULLY MARK214430.11Paula Hearnden
10GOLDEN COBRA748830.41Charles Irwin

Manic turned in a monster performance when placed her on Monday night and he should go one better here, he is normally slow to begin this race features a number of front runners and he should run over the top of them late. Funky Chicken pinged the lids when scoring here in 30.06 last week, he normally doesn’t begin like that but if he does he will be in the finish again.

Top Four: 5 – 3 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Exacta: 1,3,5/1,2,3,5 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 12Come Along Next Friday Stake Cta…11:02 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YAMBLA MICK173229.91Troy Murray
2LYRICAL ALLEN486831.26Wendy Matcott
3HE’S A VILLIAN632130.11Lisa Rasmussen
4COSMIC WILD2871NBTJarrad Murray
5COSMO KRAMER731729.96Paul Barry
6BLACK BOTTLE153830.17Kathleen Johnstone
7ZAC BALE872630.69Tony Rasmussen
8WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott
9DYNA GARTH568430.18Wendy Matcott
10INFINITE POWER878830.37Michael Stewart

Cosmic Wild really caught the eye when scoring at Gawler last time in a blistering 22.50 and he should prove hard to reel in again. Yambla Mick has the good draw and he led for a long way here last week. He’s A Villian is absolutely flying and he only needs a clear run early to feature.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Wild

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

Exacta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,5 ($9 for 100%)

Ernie Bung Arrow Shoots For SA Glory

If a week’s a long time in football, then a year is an eternity in greyhound racing. No dog’s story can prove this more than South Australian legend Ernie Bung Arrow.

Ernie was the hero of Angle Park in 2013 and his group race assault at Angle Park kicked off with the 2013 Group Three SA Derby in September. Next on the radar was the 2013 Group One Adelaide Cup, a title that Ernie will be trying to defend this year, starting with tonight’s heat. The final group win for Ernie was the 2013 Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial.

After the win in the Brian Johnstone memorial the freak sprinter went on to win his next four starts. But from there it was all bad news. Ernie had his first serious injury early in 2014.

“I was just getting him ready to go back to Kel Greenough for the Temlee and he injured his his wrist. He had two chips and a crack in the wrist. We removed the two chips and had to plaster the crack, which put him out for a long time”, explained trainer Ken Gill.

“He was out for months and then when we were bringing him back he hit a fence and hurt himself again.”

“Then he hurt a monkey muscle at Kim’s and got kennel cough, it’s been one thing after another.”

With one run over the 388m at Angle Park since January the obvious question is how will the champion go in his return to big time racing.

“He can’t be 100% but will go ok. He won’t disgrace himself and I think he can just about lead. We just don’t know how far off his best he is though. We haven’t had him over the 500 in those periods, but his box to box and post to post efforts have been good with excellent sectionals on his own.”

“The dog is a couple of run’s short and the last 50m might tell tonight. Another two to three weeks and we would have been right. I wouldn’t have got him this far and he wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of Kim Johnstone however. Although she didn’t race him, she has played a huge part. I definitely wouldn’t have him in this series tonight without all the hard work that Kim put in.”

Tonight and the future will be a waiting game for Ernie’s connections, but they are still hoping that he can reach the level of his past glory.

“We are on the list for the Topgun and it’s a possibility. But I think we will have a crack at the Melbourne Cup if he stay’s sound and we can get him back to the level he was at before.”

2014 Group One Adelaide Cup Heats Preview

After conducting a number of Group Three races at Angle Park in recent times, it all culminates with the Group One Adelaide Cup. Seven heats of the $75,000 to-the-winner race will be conducted tonight.

The recent SA Oaks (Oakvale Destiny) and Derby (Iva Vision) winners will each contest a heat.

Here’s a look at the best chances in each heat.

Heat One – Race 3 at 7:25pm

The first heat opens with impressive Derby winner Iva Vision (8) who has the same box as he did in the Derby final. In that particular event he streaked away for a six length win in 29.57. He has been kept fresh since and with two wins from just the two starts at the track he clearly looks the one to beat.

Drawn next to Iva Vision is local chance Genghis Kahn (7). He has four wins from the box seven draw and has compiled nine wins at the tracks with 29.68 his best. He has won his last two and has been in good form prior to that.

Despite an indifferent performance in the SA Oaks final, Mepunga Hayley can never be dismissed. This year’s Group One Maturity winner is yet to record a win at Angle Park from two starts. She is having her first run out of the green rug and connections will be hoping she begins a bit better than the last time she raced at Angle Park.

The consistent Musquin Bale (3) looks well drawn near the fence. If he gets any sort of luck in running he is a chance. This is his first race start at Angle Park. He arrives in SA with 17 wins from 60 starts and he has been a Group race winner and finalist.

Heat Two – Race 4 at 7:44pm

A fortnight ago, Allen Deed (1) whizzed around Wentworth Park in the heats of the Group Two Bob Payne Stakes, stopping the clock at 29.43. He finished sixth in the final from a bad draw but for these heats he has drawn perfectly in box one. The Jarvis Bale and Greta Bale (Where’s Pedro – Gold Rush Bale) dog has not raced at Angle Park previously but he does have 17 wins from 39 starts so he knows how to find his way to the line.

Wind Whistler (2) was the runner-up behind Iva Vision in the SA Derby. He has taken to Angle Park really well with two wins and one placing from three starts. He is never a factor early on in races but he is very strong so watch his finish. He can’t be discounted based on his form at the track.

Galilee Spirit (7) will provide some hope for the locals. He has won his last four including a fourth grade event last week in 29.81. He has been beginning faultlessly and has a load of early speed so that will bring him right into the race. He also has six wins from box seven.

Another local with a bit of speed is Proven Juddy (5). He won at Gawler last start leading all the way. In his last five starts he hasn’t won at Angle Park over the 515m distance. His record at track is seven from 18 with a best of 29.69. He needs to be on top of his game to overcome the draw.

Heat Three – Race 5 at 8:08pm

This is a hard race with a number of chances. Campaspe Will (1) hasn’t drawn the red for a while so it will be interesting to see how goes. He has won three of his last five around The Meadows and Sandown and can run time on his day. This is his first race start at Angle Park.

Kalden Gambino (2) has nine wins at the track. The Lochinvar Marlow and Abbadale Affair (Big Daddy Cool – Sprinkles Of Gold) dog has a best of 29.70 and is good from an inside draw. He finished third in the SA Derby last year behind Ernie Bung Arrow.

Texas Titan (3) impressively won a heat of the SA Derby in 29.77 and subsequently finished third in the final. He will need some luck early as he likes to use a bit of the track. He possesses a strong finish.

National Time (5) has won four of his last five around Warrnambool, Sandown and Ballarat. He has good early speed but a poor record from box five, with just one win from eight attempts.

Heat Four – Race 6 at 8:28pm

SA Oaks winner Oakvale Destiny (5) lines up from box five. She was impressive throughout the Oaks series, winning the final in 29.69. She just needs to repeat that to take out this heat.

Crusade Marjen (4) has been quietly plying his trade in Victoria. The Enry Walt and Katathani (Brett Lee – Xanadu Dancer) dog has won 10 from 16 but has been predominantly racing over the shorter distances. He is fast early but is facing a rise in class and is coming against some experienced chasers.

Clash Of Kings (6) recently won the Group Three Darwin Cup. The lightly raced chaser has had just 13 starts for eight wins. He came to Angle Park in late September for a trial in which he recorded 29.77.

Two local chasers Dustnado (7) and Punishment (8) will battle it out from the wide draw. Both are last start winners at the track and have each won multiple times at the track and distance.

Heat Five – Race 7 at 8:52pm

Aston Kane’s (1) run in the SA Derby final can be wiped from memory as he suffered interference very early on and wasn’t able to overcome that. He has this draw for the first time in his career and coming into this race has 14 wins from 17 starts including eight at Angle Park. He should go well.

Gimme Fuel (4) is more than capable on his day. He is a winner of 16 races on Victorian tracks and will be having his first start at Angle Park. He won at Sandown in 29.44 two starts back and will just need to handle the track to be up there.

Ollie Bale (2) is a multiple Group race finalist that has been fairly quiet in his last five starts with just the one win. If he gets near the lead he will be hard to stop but he just has to overcome the pace of Aston Kane on his inside.

Heat Six – Race 8 at 9:11pm

Local hero Ernie Bung Arrow (8) takes centre stage in the sixth heat. The Lochinvar Marlow and Slipper’s Tonic (Bond – Slipper’s Gin) dog has won his last seven races (even though they have been dispersed over the last year as he had a long spell between January and September) and has a perfect record of three from three from box eight. He won this race last year and has gone a best of 29.55 at the track.

Sidney’s Shadow (3) had an unfortunate fall at his last start at the track but the experienced racer should bounce back well. He has won 13 races at Angle Park and is well boxed on the inside. His best time of 29.56 was recorded back in February this year.

Maximum Lil (4) is a well performed Victorian bitch from the Dailly kennel. She has won two of her last three and possesses a strong finish. Overall she has won 11 from 37. The draw is a worry for her first start at the track.

Especially (5) was a recent runner in the heats of the Group Three Canberra Cup, finishing third behind track-record-breaker My Bro Fabio. She had a run here at Angle Park last week, finishing fourth in a FFA event. She will likely be improved from that run but has a task ahead of her from the ordinary draw.

Heat Seven – Race 9 at 9:35pm

This is a another tough heat and is the final heat of the big Group One.

Footluce Diva (1) cannot be faulted on her recent performances. She won her heat of the SA Oaks and then finished second in the final behind her sister Oakvale Destiny. She won again last week in 29.79 from this box and was close to the lead.

Kalden Balerion (2) has won 10 from 27 including five wins at the track. He has been racing very consistently and will enjoy being drawn close to the fence.

Crackerjak Dak (3) finished third in the heats of the Group Two Bob Payne Stakes at his last start behind eventual winner of the series, Tommy Brislane. Crackerjak Dak was the Victorian finalist in this year’s National Sprint, finishing fourth in the National final at Cannington. If he gets on the bunny he will be hard to catch.

Another National Sprint finalist is drawn in box five. Wild Soul (5) was South Australia’s representative in the series. He has won 16 races at the track for a best of 29.79.

Emerley Senorita (8) impressed by winning a heat of the SA Oaks from this draw in 29.85. She finished third in the final and will be looking to give a good account of herself in this race.

Hellyeah Bolt (4) has won 25 from 48. The Tasmanian chaser has had his last two starts at Angle Park for a second and a fourth. He raced at the track in September last year and recorded a win in 29.76. He has won four times wearing the blue rug.

The seven heat winners and the fastest second will progress through to next week’s s final, which will be held on Friday, 10 October.

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview October 2nd 2014

With two best bets, a best roughie and quaddie selections, tonight is a great value night to open an account at Sportingbet and receive up to $700 in free bets.

Best Bet:
Race 4: Dyna Perseus
Race 6: Shot To Bits

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Conquer Fear

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,4,5 – Leg 2: 3 – Leg 3: 2,4,7 – Leg 4: 1,3,6,7,8 – $45 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie Final7:08 PM (VIC time)
Maiden Final event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VERNON BALE (NSW)[M]42232FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
2DR. BUFFY [5]141FSHJ Gill (Darriman)
3BOWL ‘EM OUT (NSW)[M]2FSHJ Cottrell (Langwarrin)
4MARCIARNO MISS [5]1FSHS Neocleous (Yinnar South)
5ACES AND ANGELS (NSW)[5]1FSHJ Cottrell (Langwarrin)
6KALLARA GEM [M]7252FSHS Steiner (Warneet)
7WESTON EAST (NSW)[5]1FSHA Langton (Anakie)
8DR. CINNAMON [5]17241FSHW Mcmahon (Darriman)
9ALL PRANCER [M]Res.73542FSHP Gabriel (Toolern Vale)
10ENDURO MISS [M]Res.2FSHP Presutto (Devon Meadows)

Bowl ‘Em Out showed a brilliant turn of foot soon after box rise when on debut here last week and he set the pace for most of the trip before being gunned down in the shadows of the post. With a good getaway tonight he should find the early lead again and he should be able to find the line a little better tonight.

Weston East ran down Bowl ‘Em Out here last week when scoring in a smart 29.59, he is obviously going to prove hard to hold out again but from the wide draw he may get posted a little wide in the early stages. Aces And Angels was airborne in the early stages of her 29.77 heat win, on that occasion she broke five seconds to the first marker and she should be a lot better for the run overall. Vernon Bale rounds out the chances, he has been placed in seven of eight starts to date and he is drawn to be in a prominent position throughout.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bowl ‘Em Out

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

Exacta: 3,5,7/1,3,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Facebook.com/sandowndogs7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ABOVE ALL (NZ)[5]F1421NBTR Britton (Lara)
2AGENT JACK [5]41418NBTD Hay (Maffra)
3FRAGILITY [5]25633NBTJ Van gelderen (Traralgon)
4HUNTER ROCKS [5]33157FSHG White (Mount Helen)
5JUST A TASTE [5]22311FSHK Karamatic (Lara)
6DYNA SYNCH (NSW)[5]3631329.91(7)J Hunt (Lara)
7SCANEZ CEE [5]1122230.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
8POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]4121330.02(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9FULL ON BLING [5]Res.412FSHJ Westerlo (Clyde)
10SONIC DASH [5]Res.41523NBTA Langton (Anakie)

Very good race and I think we can find some value in the wide draws. Above All is going to start a short priced favourite off the red but there is plenty of early speed drawn out wide and he may get shuffled back early on. Polly Bale has the speed to cross early and prior to her top placing here last week she posted a dazzling all the way win at The Meadows in a very zippy 30.01. She should get a nice cart across in the early stages and at the $6 mark she is good value.

Scanez Cee has recorded three brilliant placings here in a row and prior to that he had posted back to back wins here over the 515m and 595m journeys. He should match motors with Polly Bale in the early stages and he appears to be improving time wise with every run. He is likely to be around the $8 mark and it may be worth backing them both straight out. Agent Jack is a gun chaser and he should improve on his luckless Warragul effort when resuming from a spell. He can be hit or miss early but if he gets some room in the first 50m he should make a big impact. Above All is a star in the making and he is clearly a winning chance, my only concern is that he is going to start at short odds and he will need everything to go his way in the early stages.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 2 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Polly Bale and Scanez Cee

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

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 3Follow Us @sandowndogs7:44 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WHISTLER BALE (NSW)[5]11151FSTDM Delbridge (Balliang)
2SMART MAXWELL [5]22146NBTD Coleman (Lara)
3DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]42383NBTS Collins (Lara)
4DYNA ORION (NSW)[5]1443534.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
5SONIC PIRATE [4]7261334.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
6CONQUER FEAR [5]41123FSTDG Howell (Pearcedale)
7RUMERO REASON (NSW)[5]4274434.33(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
8HAILSTORM BILLY (NSW)[4]3245634.25(3)A Langton (Anakie)
9HE ISN’T REALLY [5]Res.7364534.44(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
10DYNA GLINDA (NSW)[5]Res.17575NBTA Dailly (Anakie)

Hailstorm Billy has been a tad disappointing in his past three starts but he is stepping back up to a more suitable journey and he is drawn to get all the breaks. He has won two races over this journey previously and he boasts an impressive 34.25 PB, with a couple of keen railers drawn directly underneath, he should get a nice cart across in the first 50m and that will allow him to settle in a prominent position.

Dyna Orion has a heap of talent and if he can find the rail in the early stages he will take a power of beating, the only knock on him is that he is normally slow to begin and he will need a few things to go his way in the first 50m. Conquer Fear is having his first try over this distance range and he has given every indication that he should have no trouble covering the extra distance. He has scored some slick wins in his brief career and if he found the bunny early he is likely to give a great sight at nice odds. Smart Maxwell has a great record at The Meadows over this distance range and he should be in the mix for a long way, he is likely to be under the odds but he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 8 – 4 -6 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Hailstorm Billy and Conquer Fear

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

Exacta: 4,6,8/2,4,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 4Tab Melb. Cup Friday 21/11 Ht18:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DOUBLE RINSE (NSW)[5]75341NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2IMA FAIRYTALE [5]25111FSTDS Cachia (Anakie)
3ZIPPING BART (NSW)[5]71151FSTDP Dapiran (Northwood)
4ECHELONIC ACTION [5]11222NBTD Coleman (Lara)
5LITTLE RED (NSW)[5]7T5F8FSHR Britton (Lara)
6DYNA PERSEUS (NSW)[5]24173NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
7TROPICAL THUNDER (NSW)[5]28613FSTDJ Karamatic (Lara)
8FANTASIZZING [5]1573842.48(1)N King (Pearcedale)
9MAJOR MISSILE [5]Res.87887FSHB Hodgson (Smythesdale)

Dyna Perseus is a dead set money muncher and it looks like he is going to suck me in again. I sound like a broken record but this bloke is a super talent when things go his way and this really looks his race. He should be able to settle in the first two or three early and I would expect him to assume control as they pass the post the first time. I would love to see him land on the bunny as I reckon he would be able to post a ridiculous time.

Ima Fairytale loves racing at this track and she has posted three impressive wins in a row over middle distances. This is her first crack at the 700m journey but in her last start 650m Warrnambool win she appeared to hit the line with a fair bit in reserve. Little Red could be the value in the event, her recent form is terrible but she did have strong NSW credentials before crossing to Victoria. Echelonic Action rounds out the chances, he is racing in consistent and career best form and with a clear run in the first 50m he should be able to make his presence felt.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Perseus

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

Trifecta: 6/2,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 5Www.tab.com.au Ht28:28 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JUST DUCAL [5]42422NBTJ Roberts (Devon Meadows)
2MATLIN’S TORNADO [5]51883FSTDP Repici (Hampton Park)
3SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[5]51256NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
4ENCHANTED BLING [5]74131FSTDJ Westerlo (Clyde)
5ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]4436342.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
6GALLOPING ROCKY [5]6234242.54(4)R Conway (Bunyip)
7PARIS SPARKS [5]56156NBTD Pulis (Moe South)
8SLIPAWAY MAVIS [5]57574NBTE Sladdin (Sebastopol)
9MAJOR MISSILE [5]Res.87887FSHB Hodgson (Smythesdale)

Enchanted Bling is a highly promising prospect and she is making her staying debut tonight. In recent weeks she has scored a strong finished win here over 515m and an all the way win over 595m. Her 595m Victory was super impressive as she hit the line with plenty in hand and she also posted an impressive time of 34.23. There is always some doubt about running out the journey but she gives every indication she can handle it.

Allen Wake was far from disgraced when placed here last week over this journey and this appears to be a drop in class for him, he should settle in the top three early and he is quite strong in the run to the line. Just Ducal caught my eye in his last start placing at Cranbourne, after getting a long way back early he hit the line very hard and was taking a lot of ground off the classy Shall She Rock in the closing stages.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Enchanted Bling

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

Trifecta: 4/1,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,4,5/1,3,4,5/1,3,4,5,6,7 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 6Berwick Mazda Ht38:52 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NEWFIRE RILEY [5]3265242.11(1)P Goold (Monbulk)
2DAINTREE PUZZLE [5]22322FSTDG Joske (Jeeralang Junction)
3SHOT TO BITS [5]11141FSTDP Ryder (Corio)
4DARBAIN DASHER [5]61355NBTR Conway (Bunyip)
5NUREYEV (NSW)[5]5244642.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
6BEKS [5]23152NBTP Bouchier (Dennington)
7BLINKER’S ON [5]71232NBTB Ennis (Lara)
8LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]43144NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
9MAJOR MISSILE [5]Res.87887FSHB Hodgson (Smythesdale)

Shot To Bits recently beat the likes of Xylia Allen, Sweet It Is and Zipping Maggie in a Group Three Event at The Meadows and he should have little trouble in accounting for a grade five field tonight. He does meet the talented Blinkers On but I think he will have his measure. Last Saturday night he gave a couple of those staying stars a head start and a beating and he appears to be the real deal.

Blinker’s On is the obvious danger and he should fill the quinella spot. His effort last week when placed behind Flying Twist was very impressive and he has scored some blistering wins in his brief career, he can make a lot of mistakes in his races and that is why Shot To Bits has the edge. Beks is a strong finisher and he has been placed in two of his three tries over this journey, I dont like his winning chances but he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Love Affair, could be the value in the event, she is showing staying promise and she appears perfectly placed in the pink draw. If she happens to cross and lead she will definitely give them something to catch.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Shot To Bits

Exacta: 3,6,7/3,6,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

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

 

Race No. 7Rsn – Racing & Sport Ht49:11 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Heat event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NODDY HOLDER (NSW)[5]44145FSTDS Dervish (Stanhope)
2VELOCEMENTE [5]63342FSTDA Dailly (Anakie)
3HONEYDUKES [5]16357FSHB O’keefe (Wangoom)
4CAN CAN HURRICAN (NSW)[5]21357NBTP Bouchier (Dennington)
5NEWFIRE ROSIE [5]57676NBTP Goold (Monbulk)
6SMOULDERING DOLL [5]12232FSHD Murray (Napoleons)
7BAILEY ROSE (NSW)[5]23638NBTE Lieshout (Drouin West)
8MIMICKING (NSW)[5]2555442.15(8)R Britton (Lara)
9MAJOR MISSILE [5]Res.87887FSHB Hodgson (Smythesdale)

Bailey Rose has been racing against some of the nation’s most elite stayers of late and after having been placed in two of her three tries here she deserves to break through. In late August she turned in two great performances over this journey and although she hasn’t won since then, she appears to be a much better stayer now. She should be able to cross from her wide draw and I would expect her to dictate the terms from the outset.

Smouldering Doll has been placed in her past five starts and she appears to be a chaser that can run all day, if she can get out into some open space early she should be a major player for the entire trip. Can Can Hurricane should settle near the speed and he will appreciate the drop in class, he can be hard to follow at times but he has turned in some strong performances at The Meadows over a similar journey. Velocemente rounds out the winning hopes, he is making his staying debut and although his racing pattern indicates that he should run out the journey, I’m still not convinced he is a genuine staying type.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Bailey Rose

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

Exacta: 4,6,7/2,4,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 2,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4,6,7/2,4,6,7/2,4,6,7,8 ($27 for 100%)

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats9:35 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LAMIA BALE (NSW)[3]1611529.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
2LETHAL THREE (NSW)[4]3253529.74(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3MYSTIC TWIST [4]6615129.63(3)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
4DYNA ISHAAN (NSW)[4]2221229.52(1)J Hunt (Lara)
5SPEED SERIES (NSW)[3]6526429.50(8)G Campbell (Peechelba)
6GO MOBO [3]8711329.38(3)D Coleman (Lara)
7DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[3]1525729.56(2)J Hunt (Lara)
8ZIPPING SNOOPY (NSW)[4]1515729.68(1)P Dapiran (Northwood)

Dyna Ostrander has been desperately unlucky in recent weeks and I expect him to regain some confidence and return to the winners list tonight. Two starts ago he was about to lead the SA Derby Final before he was dragged down, if he didn’t get dragged down, I have no doubts that he would have captured that final. There isn’t a whole heap of speed drawn underneath tonight and with a clean getaway he should have enough natural speed to cross.

Lamia Bale has the good draw and she has been racing in great style of late, two starts ago she posted an impressive 29.92 Meadows win when leading all the way and a similar effort tonight would see her feature in the finish. Go Mobo is unbeaten in two tries here and his 29.38 PB makes him a major player, the box draw doesn’t help tonight but he does muster speed very quickly in his races and if he can settle in the top three early he should be in the finish. Zipping Snoopy is well placed in the pink and prior to his past two defeats he did score a strong 30.13 Meadows win from this draw.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 6 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dyna Ostrander

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

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

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

 

Race No. 9Harvey Norman – Springvale9:55 PM (VIC time)
Grade 4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BAYMAN BALE (NSW)[4]6116230.06(2)J Hunt (Lara)
2RINASH [4]1432529.65(1)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
3DR. KLAAS [4]1114529.62(5)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
4KILTAH MAGIC (QLD)[4]1131529.49(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
5JERSEY JACK [4]6342129.54(2)J Zammit (Hazelwood North)
6GORHAM BALE (NSW)[4]1232329.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
7CROWDZA CAPTIVE [4]3422229.66(8)K King (Langwarrin)
8HOT WHIRL [4]7163329.74(5)J Sharp (Lara)

Crowdza Captive has only won two times from 23 attempts over this journey, however she has been placed a further 14 times. Her biggest assets are her great box manners and blinding early speed, with slow beginners drawn either side tonight she should get every chance to cross and lead again and it has taken three class acts to run her down in her past three starts here.

Gorham Bale has been placed in his past eight starts and if he is given some clear galloping room mid race he is sure to make his presence felt. The only knock on him is that he is normally slow to begin and he tends to find bother in his races. Bayman Bale has the good draw and he was far from disgraced when placed here last week, from the red he should be able to hold a forward spot early and he may run a big race at good odds. Kiltah Magic is going to be well supported but I’m not convinced about her winning chances, she has a tendency to miss the kick at times and from the middle pin she may get shuffled back in the early stages.

Top Four: 7 – 6 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crowdza Captive

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

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

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

 

Race No. 10Razldazl Greyhounds10:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,600 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,320 2nd: $1,520 3rd: $760.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BABYLON CLUB [4]4176529.60(5)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2TARKS NEMESIS (NSW)[5]17137NBTA Langton (Anakie)
3LEKTRA LETHAL [4]2157729.75(4)D Fisher (Lara)
4DUCHESS BALE (NSW)[5]37131NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5WAYMORE’S BLUES [5]47417NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
6TWEAK [5]2126729.57(4)T O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
7LADY GOLDENPAW [5]3118529.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
8RUMBLING RICK (TAS)[5]3324629.52(3)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
9UPSET BOY [5]Res.2513329.64(2)J Hunt (Lara)
10DR. DES [5]Res.2171429.57(6)W Mcmahon (Darriman)

Lady Goldenpaw is a faultless beginner and I can easily see her crossing and carving up the field in the early stages. She has won here previously in a zippy 29.68 and if she cuts across early she may be able to create enough separation for her to be able to steal the prize.

Rumbling Rick is dropping in class tonight and he should get a nice cart across in the early stages. He has been a little off his game of late but with the class drop he should be able to regain some confidence and make a big impact, however being a Dmac trained chaser, he is likely to be under the odds. Duchess Bale is a very hit or miss early chaser but when she hits she is always hard to hold out, three starts ago she beat a strong field when posting a sizzling 34.21 victory here over 595m. Waymore Blues is the only other winning hope, like Duchess Bale his chances are decided soon after box rise, if he gets away on terms he is a monster chance.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 4 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Lady Goldenpaw and Waymore Blues at the value

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

Exacta: 5,7,8/4,5,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards10:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BREMER [5]74631FSHD Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
2STRANGE WISH (NSW)[5]3722729.67(2)D Saunders (Somerville)
3HIGHBURY (NSW)[5]3534429.46(1)R Britton (Lara)
4GRAND FAITH [5]8233529.49(4)P Dapiran (Northwood)
5JEWEL BALE (NSW)[5]4442229.32(2)J Hunt (Lara)
6WHAT FOR (NSW)[5]6F52429.76(2)D Fisher (Lara)
7SOHO RHYTHM [5]7442229.64(7)A Hyde (Lara)
8DR. PAULIE [5]7673629.90(3)L Delbridge (Balliang)
9PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]Res.65613NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
10MONEY COME BACK [5]Res.2311429.47(2)G Selkrig (Devon Meadows)

Jewel Bale is another one of those money munchers but like Dyna Perseus earlier in the night, this really looks to be her race. With a blistering 29.32 PB here, she clearly has the class edge and only bad luck will beat her tonight, again. She has been missing the kick in her most recent efforts but that should help her tonight as there is a fair bit of speed drawn around her and that should allow her to find the rails soon after the start.

Soho Rhythm is well placed out wide and she was far from disgraced when placed here last week, she loves racing over this track and trip and if she can settle in the top two she will take a power of beating. Highbury could be the value in the event, two months ago he was airborne and he posted some impressive wins, he hasn’t had much luck since then but I expect him to show some improvement tonight. Strange Wish is a strong place hope in the event, he rarely wins these days but he is never far away and he may be a nice price for the place.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 3 – 2

Suggested Bets:

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

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

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

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Allen Icarus is racing in great style at present he should go back to back after scoring a well deserved 30.28 Meadows win last week. He is a very reliable beginner and he appears to be getting stronger and stronger with every run. He should have no trouble crossing and he will prove hard to run down as he should be able to get down to the 29.60 mark.

Dyna Fancy is another reliable beginner and she should match motors with Allen Icarus for most of the journey. She races well in this company and there isn’t a whole heap of early speed drawn underneath tonight. Her Highness is a classy Tasmanian chaser and she has recently joined the strong Bravo kennel, if she can handle the track at her first look she should be right in the mix.

Top Four: 6 – 4 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Allen Icarus and Dyna Fancy

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,6,7 ($6 for 100%)

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

Trifecta: 3,4,6/3,4,6,7/2,3,4,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Sandown Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 25th 2014

Quality fields at Sandown tonight with Melbourne Cup Preludes taking place. We have many free bets for ARG readers looking to boost their betting banks.

Best Bet:
Race 12: Cosmic Wise

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Flying Twist

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,5,6,8 – Leg 2: 1,2,5,6,8 – Leg 3: 1,2 – Leg 4: 4,5,8 – $150 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Tab Early Quaddie7:07 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $7,150 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,430 3rd: $720.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TOMMY EL [5]56144NBTG Whitford (Yarram)
2JINGELLIC (NSW)[5]52353FSTDM Fox (Laverton)
3CREATIVE KARISMA [5]411129.98(4)K Podmore (Wagga Wagga)
4JUBILEA BALE (NSW)[5]6531529.57(4)J Hunt (Lara)
5SCANEZ CEE [5]5112230.07(4)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)
6RAPID INCLINE [5]1372430.03(5)R Tartaglia (Newcomb)
7WAR ROOM [5]36652FSHM Carter (Violet Town)
8POLLY BALE (NSW)[5]7412130.02(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
9DYNA FANCY (NSW)[5]Res.7433130.03(8)A Dailly (Anakie)
10SURF JESTER (QLD)[5]Res.5887729.58(5)J Gill (Darriman)

Jubilea Bale is dropping considerably in class and with an even getaway she should prove very hard to hold out. Two starts back she showed her strength when she overcame early difficulties to score at Warragul in 26.33. With a slow beginner drawn underneath she should get a fairly clear passage early and she has won here previously in a zippy 29.57.

Scanez Cee has been racing in very consistent form of late and he was narrowly beaten here last week behind the exciting Dyna Yemen. He consistently runs around the 5.15 mark early and that should see him settle in the top three early. War Room is the interesting runner, he has been struggling of late in Victoria but prior to coming here he had scored some blistering wins on prominent NSW tracks. Polly Bale is going to be well supported and she really caught the eye when scoring at The Meadows in a slick 30.01, my only concern with her is that she may have trouble crossing in the first 50m.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 7 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Jubilea Bale

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

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5/3,4,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 2Nathan Sturgess Final7:25 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DR. RAHOUAL [5]54281NBTJ Mcmahon (Darriman)
2LONESOME KNIGHT [5]68652FSTDJ Westerlo (Clyde)
3PENANCE ALLEN (NSW)[5]7656134.35(6)J Hunt (Lara)
4DR. DES [5]42171FSTDW Mcmahon (Darriman)
5DYNA TREASON (NSW)[5]46552NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
6EXPLOSIVE ANGEL [5]62132FSTDM Brown (Loch)
7MOOT POINT (NSW)[5]132F1FSTDM Carter (Violet Town)
8ROCKIN’ JOSIE [5]5875134.26(8)V Borg (Hoppers Crossing)
9BERRY BLITZ [5]Res.5253234.98(8)A Langton (Anakie)
10DAINTREE PUZZLE [5]Res.42232NBTG Joske (Jeeralang Junction)

Rockin’ Josie looks well placed in the pink draw and she returned to her brilliant best with a sizzling 34.24 heat win last week. From the draw she should get room to muster in the first 50m and that should allow her to carve across to the early lead. Her heat winning time was at least three lengths faster than any other heat and she has the ability to either lead or come from off the speed in her races.

Dr. Rahoul took over soon after the start in his commanding 34.56 heat win and from the red he should be in a prominent position early, he isn’t overly strong but if he holds them out at the first bend he may just pinch the race. Penance Allen has the class edge but she is going to need a heap of luck in the first 50m. If she can reproduce her 34.35 PB run here she will be right in the mix. Dr. Des has a great record here and if he can get away cleanly he should be a major factor, however I think he may be a little under the odds in this event.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Rockin’ Josie

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

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

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

 

Race No. 3The “superdogs” Are Coming!7:44 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 4/5 event over 715 metres at Sandown park Of $8,745 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,120 2nd: $1,750 3rd: $875.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ALLEN WAKE (NSW)[5]1443642.44(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
2FLYING TWIST [5]15423NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
3DEWANA BABE [4]1335142.00(7)M Dewan (Carrum Downs)
4BIG KAT [4]3588442.13(3)C Schlensog (Anakie)
5LOVE AFFAIR (NSW)[5]14314NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
6STARC (NSW)[4]2161242.10(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
7BLINKER’S ON [5]17123NBTB Ennis (Lara)
8KIM KEEPING (NSW)[5]5124742.31(2)J Cottrell (Langwarrin)

Starc is an exciting prospect and his effort when placed here last week was impressive. He was beaten six lengths behind Ruff Cut Diamond here last week but they did run an eye popping 41.52 in that event. I would expect him to settle in the top two again early and he appears to be getting stronger and stronger with every run over this journey.

Blinker’s On is going to start a false favourite again and although he is a winning chance he is going to be way under the odds. He is likely to get back in the early stages and he was quite disappointing when coming from off the speed at Bendigo last time over 660m. Flying Twist has been far from disgraced in her two recent placings over this trip and she can run a monster race at odds again. She is likely to set the tempo and if there is some shuffling behind she may just steal the prize. Love Affair rounds out the chances, she recently scored an all the way Meadows win in 42.95 recently and that type of effort would see her be competitive in this.

Top Four: 6 – 2 – 5 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Starc and Flying Twist (more on Starc)

Exacta: 2,5,6/2,5,6,7 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 6 to rove with 2,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2,5,6/2,5,6,7/1,2,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Tab Melb. Cup 21/11 – Grv Vic Bred Final (gobis)8:08 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 Final event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $12,685 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025 GOBIS: $2,400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1REBELATION [5]4266334.51(1)M Mallia-magri (Avalon)
2MEPUNGA FEARON [5]25432NBTJ Britton (Anakie)
3ROY GALO [5]26563NBTS Ralph (Tooradin)
4RINASH [5]1143234.68(3)G Laidlay (Devon Meadows)
5SIGN OF SNOW [5]2833234.51(3)A Langton (Anakie)
6COULTA ROCK [4]1343134.22(8)D Curtain (Longwarry)
7SONIC PIRATE [4]1726134.49(8)P Reinders (Gruyere)
8DEADLY BOY [4]1641134.33(8)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
9MORNINGSIDE [5]Res.12273NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
10HESSION BOOTS [5]Res.28634NBTR Clark (Toolleen)

Mepunga Fearon normally pings the lids and he led for a long way when narrowly beaten in his heat last week. From the rails draw he should punch through and lead again and with a wide runner drawn on his outside I am expecting him to get away with a bigger mid race lead. Obviously the last 30m is going to be a concern again but at around the $3.50 mark I’m willing to take the chance.

Deadly Boy reeled in Mepunga Fearon last week and he exits the same pin tonight, the concern with him is that there is more pace drawn underneath him tonight and he may be posted wide for the first 200m or so. If he gets a similar run early as last week he is an obvious contender but I wouldn’t be willing to take short odds. Rebelation has the good draw and he wasn’t disgraced in his heat, he has some early speed and he should be able to settle in the top three. Prior to last week he was well down on confidence and after last week’s improved effort he may continue to improve.

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 1 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Fearon

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

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

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

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

 

Race No. 5Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 18:28 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TEXAS TITAN (SA)[4]3431329.57(7)J Britton (Anakie)
2DYNA OSTRANDER (NSW)[3]1152529.56(2)J Hunt (Lara)
3WE ARE GEELONG [4]7112129.62(2)M Karamatic (Lara)
4MUSQUIN BALE (NSW)[4]8414829.30(2)A Dailly (Anakie)
5BANJO BOY [2]1134229.34(8)K Virtue (Tooradin)
6FARMOR LAS VEGAS (QLD)[4]2115429.61(4)R Britton (Lara)
7BLURRED LINES [3]7117129.68(8)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
8TIGGERLONG AMIGO (NSW)[4]4345129.52(4)D Mcdonald (Devon Meadows)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Dyna Ostrander was desperately unlucky in last week’s SA Derby Final at Angle Park and he should make amends tonight at nice odds. After a smart getaway, he was about to cross and lead but just as he was about to clear them he was dragged down and he lost all momentum. With slow beginners all around him tonight he should get a very clear passage early and he will give a great sight on the bunny.

Texas Titan loves racing over this track and trip and he recently powered to the line when scoring at Angle Park in 29.77. He likes to use a bit of the track, however from the red he should get a fairly clear passage early and that will allow him to get into some open space without too much trouble. Banjo Boy resumes from a spell and if he is wound up he should make an impact. There is a fair bit of speed drawn around him in this event so he can’t afford to make too many mistakes early. Farmor Las Vegas is ridiculously consistent and he should be in the mix for a long way, surprisingly he has a great record from this draw and he is worth a ticket if he goes around at silly odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Exacta: 1,2,6/1,2,5,6 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 6Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 28:52 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1WIND WHISTLER [4]2121229.49(8)A Langton (Anakie)
2OLLIE BALE (NSW)[4]2515329.32(4)A Dailly (Anakie)
3DREAM IT [4]3217129.53(5)B Ennis (Lara)
4DYNA NICO (NSW)[3]4313129.62(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
5NATIONAL TIME (NSW)[4]4111129.43(3)D Brown (Lara)
6TAKE CHARGE [3]2221129.52(2)S Mckenna (Napoleons)
7BUCKLE UP MASON (TAS)[2]2331229.26(5)J Hunt (Lara)
8CAMPASPE WILL [5]3116429.44(8)N Walls (Melton)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Campaspe Will has won five of seven from this draw with a keen railer in box seven he is likely to better that winning record. Three starts ago he set the track alight at The Meadows when posting a blistering 29.72 win and a similar effort tonight would see him get the cash with relative ease.

Wind Whistler is racing like an absolute Beast at present and he will be charging home again. He is likely to get a long way back in the early stages but he has won five of nine here so he has no trouble working his way through a field. Ollie Bale is a little hit or miss early but he showed he can run time when he scored an all the way Meadows win recently in 29.89. He needs to lead to win his races but with slow beginners either side he may be able to find the bunny early. Dream It is going to be well fancied and with some luck early he is a major player, however with the pace around him I think he is a risk tonight. National Time and Take Charge are two smokey’s who must be included in your quaddies, both are lid pingers and if there is some shuffling behind, either one could steal the prize.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 5

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Exacta: 1,2,8/1,2,5,8 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 7Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 39:11 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1MEPUNGA ARMAGH [3]3437229.37(6)J Britton (Anakie)
2GIMME FUEL [2]2186129.44(1)K Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3HIGHBURY (NSW)[4]2353429.46(1)R Britton (Lara)
4WARRIOR KING (NSW)[4]4431229.25(1)B Ennis (Lara)
5MYSTIC TWIST [4]6615129.63(3)M Cauchi (St Leonards)
6DYNA BETH (NSW)[4]6267729.55(3)A Dailly (Anakie)
7DELLO BALE (NSW)[4]2343129.41(1)J Hunt (Lara)
8LAMIA BALE (NSW)[3]5161129.54(2)S Collins (Lara)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

Mepunga Armagh had been struggling in recent weeks but last time at Angle Park he showed a glimpse of his best and I would expect that his confidence will continue to climb. After a slow getaway he showed that blistering turn of foot which had been missing in his recent efforts. If he can reproduce that turn of foot he should have no trouble holding the lead from the red and he will be running time on the bunny.

Warrior King smashed his rivals when scoring here in 29.30 two runs back and with a clear run in the first 50m he should be a major player again. Once again the box draw is against him and he will need a lot to go right for him to win. Gimme Fuel reeled off smart sectionals in his 29.44 win here last week and if he crosses the red early he will give a great sight again. Dello Bale could be the value in the event, he will trail them early but he hits the line strongly in his races and he does have a very impressive 29.41 PB.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Mepunga Armagh

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

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

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

 

Race No. 8Tab Melbourne Cup Prelude 49:35 PM (VIC time)
Special Event event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1HEKATE BELLE [5]15614NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2BAZZA’S GIFT [2]1854729.54(1)N Bell (Point Lonsdale)
3HUMPHREY BALE (NSW)[5]4886429.48(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
4OAKVALE DESTINY (SA)[3]5341129.67(7)J Britton (Anakie)
5MARCUS JOE [1]2215329.24(4)B Moloney (Marcus Hill)
6LADY GOLDENPAW [4]6311829.66(8)R Britton (Lara)
7SAMUS ALLEN (NSW)[5]52452NBTJ Hunt (Lara)
8MY BRO FABIO (NSW)[3]1211129.38(2)B Ennis (Lara)
9PAPPA GALLO [5]Res.8656429.45(5)M Cortese (Hampton Park)

My Bro Fabio is racing in electric fashion and it’s hard to see him being beaten after he recently broke the Canberra Track Record with a breathtaking 29.89 win. He followed that effort up by winning the Canberra Cup final by a whopping 12 lengths. If he can get through the first bend with only a few knocks he should balance up as they head for the back straight and he will round them up very quickly.

Oakvale Destiny recently captured the Group Two SA Oaks Final and she loves racing here, like the favourite she can be a little slow to begin but she does have a tremendous turn of foot and she always finds a way to put herself into contention. Marcus Joe should settle in the top two early and he will give a great sight, he has won here previously in 29.24 and a similar effort would see him go very close to winning. Samus Allen rounds out the genuine chances, she has the speed to cross and lead and she appears to be getting stronger with every run.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 8/4,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,5,8/4,5,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Boxed Quinella: 4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

 

Race No. 9Macro Meats9:55 PM (VIC time)
Free For All event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $10,285 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,200 2nd: $2,060 3rd: $1,025.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUMERO REASON (NSW)[4]3427434.33(1)A Dailly (Anakie)
2DYNA ORION (NSW)[4]3144334.65(5)A Dailly (Anakie)
3HEIDI GO SEEK [2]3552334.25(2)A Langton (Anakie)
4RALPHY CINEL (NSW)[4]2521234.38(6)J Borg (Maryborough)
6SUPERSONIC HAWK (NSW)[4]2512534.41(2)J Britton (Anakie)
7TICK BALE (NSW)[3]5775334.32(3)J Hunt (Lara)
8ARISING [3]3174134.01(3)D Knocker (Langwarrin)

Heidi Go Seek has shown some improvement in her two most recent efforts and she should appreciate the step up in distance. She has won three of five over this journey and she has a tendency to ping the lids over this distance range. With no speed in the inside two boxes, I can see her easily crossing to the early lead and she will give a great sight at nice odds.

Rumero Reason has his favourite draw and he posted his impressive 34.33 PB here from this pin. From the red he should settle a lot closer to the speed than normal and I would expect him to be putting pressure on the leaders as they head off the back straight. Ralphy Cinel has early speed and he should appreciate the empty draw on his outside. This is a bit or a rise in class for him but he should be able to adapt. Tick Bale is the interesting runner, he is much better than his recent form reads and he has a great record from wide draws.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 4 – 7

Suggested Bets:

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3,4/1,3,4,7/1,2,3,4,7 ($27 for 100%)

Each Way Heidi Go Seek

 

Race No. 10Berwick Mazda10:12 PM (VIC time)
Mixed 3/4 event over 515 metres at Sandown park Of $8,940 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,260 2nd: $1,790 3rd: $890.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPEED SERIES (NSW)[3]2652629.50(8)G Campbell (Peechelba)
2PRINCE TO EXCEL (NSW)[4]7121129.91(2)G Jose (Catani)
3GORHAM BALE (NSW)[4]2123229.42(5)S Collins (Lara)
4BAHAMA BAY [4]3154829.70(1)A Britton (Lara)
6DR. KLAAS [4]111429.62(5)W Mcmahon (Darriman)
7FABIO (QLD)[4]1111229.63(3)K Greenough (Pearcedale)
8BAYMAN BALE (NSW)[4]1611630.06(2)J Hunt (Lara)

Gorham Bale hasn’t had a lot of luck in recent weeks and he is bursting to break through. There is a bit of speed drawn around him and that should help him, as it will allow him to get a nice sit in the early stages. When he gets out into some open space he is capable of reeling off very impressive sectionals which is evident by his brilliant 29.42 PB here.

Speed Series has a great record from the red and he can show smart early speed in his races. He has clearly lost a couple of lengths with age but his placing at Warragul two runs back showed he is still more than competitive. Prince To Excel has scored two strong 440m Sale wins of late and he should be ready to step back up to 500m. Fabio is likely to start favourite but I think he is a risk tonight as this is clearly the toughest race he has contested in his brief career.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Gorham Bale

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

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,2,8/Field ($15 for 100%)

 

Race No. 11Tab Rewards10:32 PM (VIC time)
Grade 5 event over 595 metres at Sandown park Of $8,225 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,750 2nd: $1,645 3rd: $830.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1UNIX BALE (NSW)[5]81276NBTS Collins (Lara)
2MORNINGSIDE [5]12273NBTK Bravo (Lovely Banks)
3BUNGA BUNGA [5]42116NBTJ Greenough (Pearcedale)
4TWEAK [5]12126NBTT O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
5KAYO MARCIARNO [5]2535634.59(3)G Neocleous (Yinnar South)
6VELOCEMENTE [5]86334NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
7DYNA GELDOF (NSW)[5]24238NBTS Collins (Lara)
8HE ISN’T REALLY [5]3736434.44(6)C Schlensog (Anakie)
9MISS SOCIETY [5]Res.7286734.47(7)J Imlach (Pearcedale)
10ATLAS GENIUS (SA)[5]Res.1231634.55(5)B Divirgilio (Langwarrin)

Unix Bale is a keen railer and the way she has been hitting the line of late suggests that she is looking for this distance range. She recently made the SA Oaks Final and the manner in which she finished off the race in her heat was very impressive. From the inside draw she should be able to settle mid pack and she should make a strong move mid race, this is one of the weakest races she has contested for a while and she should be value.

Tweak scored a more than handy 34.67 Meadows win three runs back and he should set a cracking pace. He is yet to win here in seven tries over this journey but this is a big drop in class for him. Dyna Geldof has been racing well of late and he will settle in the top two early. He isn’t strong in the run home but if there is some trouble behind he may get away with the prize. He Isn’t Really has a heap of talent and if he can get some luck in the first 50m he won’t be far away.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets

Win Bet on Unix Bale

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

Exacta: 1,4,7/1,4,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race 12 – 515M Grade 5 – 10:52PM

Cosmic Wise overcame a bad start to score at Angle Park last week in 30.29 and tonight I would expect her to step a lot better and dictate the terms. She has a smart 29.60 PB over this journey and she is armed with a great turn of foot when she hits the sand, with slow beginners on either side she should get all the breaks.

Dyna Glinda is much better than her recent form suggested and if she can step a little better tonight she will run a big race at odds. Four starts ago she posted a strong 34.43 Meadows win but she hasn’t experienced a lot of luck since then. Hailstorm Billy loves racing here and he will be steaming home in the closing stages, he is a great dog to anchor for second and third in your exotic bets. Soho Rhythm has the good draw and she was far from disgraced in her recent 545m Ballarat placing.

Top Four: 3 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Wise

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

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

Angle Park Greyhounds Tips & Betting Preview September 25th 2014

Best Bet: Centrebet is offering a $200 free bet for ARG readers. Load up on the well bred Footluce Diva.
Race 2: Footluce Diva

Best Roughie:
Race 3: Shady Deal

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,3 – Leg 2: 1 – Leg 3: 1,2,3,7,8 – Leg 4: 1,5 – $30 for 100%

 

Race No. 1Find Grsa On Facebook Mixed Stak…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

1GILBERT ALLEN241630.00Lisa Rasmussen
2WREX BALE231330.08Wendy Matcott
3SCREAMIN’342130.09Ben Rawlings
4VALLADARES118529.75Lauren Harris
5OSBOURNE BALE362629.96Wendy Matcott
6NEBULA215529.78Lauren Harris
7HONKY TONK DOLL126229.82Sidney Topp
8FIRE TYSON285629.58Tony Lagana
9BRONEEE255530.07Wendy Matcott
10DOONA BALE656530.01Tony Rasmussen

Fire Tyson was very disappointing here on Monday but tonight he exits his favourite draw and he should show tremendous improvement. Nebula has been racing well in stronger class of late and he only needs luck early to feature, whilst Valadares is hit or miss early and he will take a power of beating if he gets away on terms.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 7 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Fire Tyson

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

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

 

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

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FOOTLUCE DIVA431229.72Kenneth Trowbridge
2SPARE WHEEL332330.43Roger Harris
3ALHANNA151330.15Angela Modra
4MADISON MCLAREN518230.27Helen Foster
5DYNA WISTA311130.16Tony Rasmussen
6MADAM CRASH222629.93John Mundy
7MISATO BALE341230.51Wendy Matcott
8STORM ALLEN322630.55Wendy Matcott
9GOLDEN COBRA748830.41Charles Irwin
10ONE WINTA866330.62Micheal Delorenzo

Footluce Diva scored a brilliant 29.72 win here two runs back and she has won three of four tries from this draw, she will be short odds but she should get the cash. Alhanna should burn to the early lead and she will give a great sight for most of the trip. Madam Crash is well drawn out wide and she shouldn’t be too far away.

Top Four: 1 – 3 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Footluce Diva

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

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

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

Trifecta: 1,3/1,3/Field ($12 for 100%)

 

Race No. 3Grsa.com.au Stake Cta Division17:55 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1YAMBLA MICK117329.91Troy Murray
2BLACK BOTTLE515330.17Kathleen Johnstone
3ZAC BALE5872NBTTony Rasmussen
4GRANDE TO EXCEL731330.01George Rehmann
5SHADY DEAL451230.24Kim Johnstone
6KISAI BLADE188229.95Petar Jovanovic
7COSMO KRAMER173129.96Paul Barry
8ALLEN NAMOR683529.90Wendy Matcott
9WITCH BALE864530.90Wendy Matcott
10FLYING BALE366629.97Lisa Rasmussen

Shady Deal turned in a strong performance in his SA debut here last week and with some luck in the first 50m he should be able to go one better. Cosmo Kramer is suitably drawn out wide and he will unleash a barnstorming finish. Yambla Mick is a class act and he has a great record from the red draw.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 1 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Shady Deal and Cosmo Kramer

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

Exacta: 1,5,7/1,4,5,7 ($9 for 100%)

 

Race No. 4Gap Racing To Retirement Stake C…8:14 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1POWER MERC216430.07Angela Modra
2TOKEN SPINNER564130.04Michael Stewart
3ALLEN CYDAN872730.57Wendy Matcott
4DYNA ERWIN618529.84Wendy Matcott
5WIREGRASS465129.96Ben Rawlings
6DEFIB DARYL425529.88Petar Jovanovic
7YODA BALE533730.21Tony Rasmussen
8FIERY MCBAIN426130.06Todd Kelly
9BAZ WILL ROCK1878NBTKathleen Johnstone
10JUNTA BALE364730.00Lisa Rasmussen

Yoda Bale is dropping in class tonight and he should get plenty of room to muster speed in the first 50m tonight, he can run time on the bunny and he should be value in this event. Power Merc has the good draw and she drops back to a more suitable trip, whilst Wiregrass has a terrific record here.

Top Four: 7 – 1 – 5 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Yoda Bale

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

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

 

Race No. 5Only At The Dogs Stake Cta Divis…8:38 PM
3/4/5 event over 600 metres at Angle park Of $3,995 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,795 2nd: $800 3rd: $400.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AS IT GOES127234.92Oswald Chegia
2HE’S A VILLIAN163235.21Lisa Rasmussen
3HESSION BOOTS8634NBTRodney Clark
4WHIP COOL7265NBTTina Cattermole
5ANIMATE322335.25Lester Harris
6DYNA DAINA314735.00Wendy Matcott
7VICTA SCOTT855235.10Ronald Schadow
8CRASH DOOLEY121735.28Lisa Rasmussen
9PIERO658435.67Robert Isaacson
10DOONA BALE656535.10Tony Rasmussen

As It Goes is drawn to hold the early lead and she was very impressive when narrowly beaten by Dustnado here last week over 515m. He’s A Villian made Genghis Kahn work overtime for victory last week and he should be in the mix again. Hession Boots comes here with strong Victorian form and he will be charging home late.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 5

Suggested Bets;

Win bet on As It Goes

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

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

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

 

Race No. 6Wine Wise (sa Owned) Stake Cta D…8:58 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1EMERLEY SENORITA511329.85Peter Hurley
2DANYO’S LUKE443229.92Colin Swain
3SADIE’S GUESS216630.63Kim Johnstone
4ABSOLUTE BOSS421430.11Robyn Mackellar
5BIG MICK DEE158329.98Lisa Rasmussen
6SPOT GOES RACING361129.94Petar Jovanovic
7DEE DEE CORSAIR351229.83Robyn Mackellar
8STUZZICHINO252130.02Petar Jovanovic
9WOODSIDE JAGGER144430.04Graham Smith
10VICTA BROOKE365429.77Ronald Schadow

Emerley Senorita was recently placed in the Group Two SA Oaks Final and she should prove hard to beat based on her two impressive sub 29.90 wins here of late. Danyo’s Luke has been solidly placed in his past two starts here and he is suitably drawn. Sadie’s Guess made her SA debut here last week and she should be better for the run.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 3 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Emerley Senorita

Exacta: 1,2,3/1,2,3,7 ($9 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 7Cash Up Your Club @ Grsa Mixed S…9:22 PM
FFA event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ESPECIALLY1531NBTRodney Clark
2RECKLESS BROWN3175NBTRodney Clark
3SIDNEY’S SHADOW513129.56Cameron Butcher
4SMASH CRASH176429.87Steven Brook
5SISCO GOOD3211NBTRyan Galea
6SPORTING TEARS761729.85Steve Meimetis
7GENGHIS KAHN332129.68Kathleen Johnstone
8KALDEN GAMBINO141429.70Troy Murray

Especially has a great record from this draw and she looks to have the class edge based on her recent slick 30.40 Canberra win, she should have enough speed to hold the lead and it’s hard to see her being reeled in. Genghis Kahn is ideally drawn out wide and he has been in tremendous form. Kalden Gambino was a recent 30.00 winner here from a wide draw.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

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

Exacta: 1,7/1,3,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

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

 

Race No. 8Macro Meats Grade 4 Series F Cta…9:41 PM
4 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $4,415 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,095 2nd: $880 3rd: $440.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GALILEE SPIRIT211129.62Robert Isaacson
2PREMIER EVENT275429.98Laurence Cahalan
3ALLEN ILLEM717229.81Tony Rasmussen
4LUKEY DEEZ353829.87Troy Murray
5DAKOTA PREMIER453329.57Colin Simes
6COOL GUINNESS115629.90Kirin Corby
7SHIMMERING HOOD551530.16Kevin Murnane
8SENNI TONY617329.91Colin Swain
9BRENT BALE852430.66Wendy Matcott

Dakota Premier has turned in two solid runs since returning from a spell and he should now be primed to show his best form. Galilee Spirit has won three straight here and he was super impressive in last week’s 29.81 heat win. Allen Illem is never far away and he can run home into a place.

Top Four: 5 – 1 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dakota Premier

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

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

 

Race No. 9Angle Park Vet Clinic Free For A…10:05 PM
FFA event over 731 metres at Angle park Of $4,200 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,835 2nd: $910 3rd: $455.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SHEZA TEN322443.56Petar Jovanovic
2VICTA VICTORIA331743.44Ronald Schadow
4ZARA MCLAREN254443.25Helen Foster
6JACKO LANKAN734543.51Petar Jovanovic
8PSYCHOTIC GOLD131443.13Petar Jovanovic

Psychotic Gold has won 10 of 17 over this journey and she has at least six or seven lengths on her closest rival. The small field will suit and she should get the cash at around the $1.20 mark. Zara Mclaren is another with a great record here and she should run home into the quinella spot. Sheza Ten should lead them up and hold on for the minor money.

Top Four: 8 – 4 – 1 – 6

Suggested Bets:

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

Quinella: 4,8

 

Race No. 10Orange Box Records Stake Cta Div…10:24 PM
6 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,645 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1AEROPLANE BOWSER364330.55Walter Harkins
2LAKE BURLEY324330.39Wendy Sebastyan
3LANNISTER122829.97Troy Murray
4MANIC415130.09Robyn Mackellar
5QUERY BALE663730.45Wendy Matcott
6SISCO FIASCO5725NBTTess Galea
7DECKO BALE573831.16Wendy Matcott
8VELOCITY SAPHIRE432430.40Kim Johnstone
9DAZZLE ALLEN4577NBTWendy Matcott
10ALLEN ULTRON735230.46Lisa Rasmussen

Lannister was a finalist in last week’s SA Derby Final and he should appreciate the enormous drop in class. His heat effort two starts back when beaten by Aston Kane was very impressive and he should make light work of this lot. Manic is the obvious danger, he really caught the eye when winning his SA debut in a slick 30.09. Sisco Fiasco comes here with solid Victorian form.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 6 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Lannister

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

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

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

 

Race No. 11Bayer – Advocate Stake Cta Divis…10:44 PM
5 event over 515 metres at Angle park Of $3,065 Prizemoney.
1st: $2,150 2nd: $610 3rd: $305.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LIFESTYLE LAD871629.97Petar Jovanovic
2RAPIDO GRIS222230.34Wendy Matcott
3ALLEN KENNY218730.02Tony Rasmussen
4VELOCITY DAFF432230.09Kim Johnstone
5MAX ROCKS638330.14Kevin Murnane
6SHAYNE BALE151230.47Lisa Rasmussen
7RILEY CRACKS IT854230.16Paul Barry
8POP’S CASTLE126330.25Damien Smith
9LYRICAL ALLEN486831.26Wendy Matcott
10GEORGE AGAIN624529.73Ben Rawlings

Shayne Bale is racing in very consistent fashion and he should be able to go one better on his luckless placing here on Monday night. Max Rocks is never far away in this company and he can ping the lids on occasions. Likely favourite Lifestyle Lad has the good draw and he must be included in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 6 – 5 – 1 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Shayne Bale

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

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

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.

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