Londonderry trainer Tracey Hurst took the honours qualifying two out of her three semi finalists, winning the first and last semis with Fancy Mandy (fastest heats winner 29.63) and last semi with Dancing Surf and going forward into the $50,000 Group 1 final.
While Fancy Mandy’s semi time of 30.23 didn’t come close to the heat time the greyhound was impressive showing great tenacity to push through between runners early to surge clear in the back for a decisive 3 ½ lengths win. Dancing Surf led all the way to stop the clock in 30.13.
Fancy Mandy was expected to win and went out at 10/9 in the betting while Dancing Surf was the second longest priced runner in his race at 14/1 behind Brendan Wheeler’s Zambola Bale (13/8) which ran seventh after getting into strife early and the run should be forgotten.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 24th October 2009 with Tips tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
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Big night of greyhound racing with Australia’s only Group 1 by invitation race, the Topgun being run at The Meadows, along with the heats of the Group 2 Hume Cup for the stayers. In Sydney the champions of tomorrow go around in the Group Vic Peters Classic for the young greyhounds and despite the scratching of potential superstar Outa Credit, there is still plenty of depth in the semi finals. Over in Perth the final of the $40,000 to the winner All Stars Sprint has attracted a good field including 5 time track record holder Queen Lauryn.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Monday 7th September 2009 with Tips tonight from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland) and Angle Park (New South Wales).
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With racing from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland) and Angle Park (New South Wales), lets just review some of our betting advice for the way those tracks play.
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As was the problem with the AGRA rankings for racing greyhounds, the Australian greyhound sire rankings haven’t changed since July 2009 due to a lack of group racing finals.
Again, we hope that while the AGRA enjoy their annual junket at Cannington this week, they might sit down and talk about some of the shortcomings of their current system regarding how they ackowledge the best in the country. Under the current system, the State National Distance Championship and State National Sprint Championship winners weren’t even recognised, nor their sires or dams.
So, as the rankings are unchanged from July 2009, all we can really do is compare them to June 2009 to get some idea of emerging trends in the sires ranks.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 29th August 2009 with Tips tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
With the majority of the Nationals finalists decided it’s left to WA tonight to find the last two berths for both the National Distance Championship and the National Sprint Championship. Red Shilling is home as the West Australian National Distance Champion, having drawn box 1 again in the final. Doesn’t matter much who gets the second berth, but Red Shilling will be well and truly in the mix when the eastern states raiders arrive.
Linda Britton meanwhile has affirmed her dominance as a leading trainer in her own right, starting 5 of the 8 in the West Australian National Sprint Championship. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on the result, the random box draw has drawn all 5 of her runners next to each other in boxes 1-5. We’ll come to the West Australian Finals tips later, but I’m betting Linda will start at least one runner in the National Sprint Championship Final next week.
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Incoming GRNSW Chief Steward Clint Bentley has passed his first test and while I had always assumed my first article here might have been a brickbat, this time we have to throw a bouquet, well half a one anyway.
In last night’s New South Wales National Sprint Championship the wayward Foxhill Bella didn’t just do the punters cash cold, she completely stuffed the race and gave it to Did I Entertain on a plate.
Yes she copped some interference from behind just prior, but that did not excuse the brain fade that occurred immediately after, where she lost all interest in the lure and decided Zambola Bale’s left ear was an easier target.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Friday 21st August 2009 with Tips tonight from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia).
Big night of greyhound racing with the state finals in three stats and some very good greyhound racing at Dapto. Due to the hevay load of feature race, we offered up 13 tips and managed $350 plus profit at Sportbet and Iasbet, with the most pleasing win being that of Seminole, but good displays from Tafari bale, Voodoo Prince and Rail Raider.
Hopefully we’ll see some good Greyhound Racing action tonight with Greyhound Racing coming from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia), lets just recap betting advice for those tracks.
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Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Saturday 15th August 2009 with Tips tonight from The Meadows (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), and Cannington (West Australia).
Another nice small profit last night from just the 5 tips finding 3 winners and a second, the best of those the maiden final winner at Richmond who paid over $2.60 at Sportsbet and $2.80 at Iasbet. Importantly though we deliberately did not include Silent Guardian at Geelong in our selections as we saw him a risk, and punters money went to the wall there with him getting beaten as a long odds on favourite. Sometimes its as much about what we don’t say, as what we do.
Good night of racing heading our way tonight with heats of the Victorian National Sprint Championship at The Meadows and both heats series of the New South Wales National Distance Championship and New South Wales National Sprint Championship at Wentworth Park.
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