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LIFTOUT FORM GUIDE INDEX DUE TO ANY MEETING ADVERTISED IN NFG NOT MAKING OUR STRINGENT DEADLINES, PUNTERS CAN STILL OBTAIN THESE MEETINGS VIA FAX BY CONTACTING NGF’s PETER PEARSON ON (03) 93720677 WEDNESDAY FORM GUIDES INCLUDE: THIS WEEK’S final of the Group 3 SA Sprint Championship is shaping up to be a match race between the two fastest qualifiers, Kalden Aurora and Goosebumps, who seem to be both well drawn. GOOSEBUMPS finished a close second to Kalden Aurora in a heat last week in a best of night 29.82, so with box two in the final, she is well drawn to go close once again for trainer, Matthew Payne. A winner of five races from seven starts from the check alley, Goosebumps has a good chance of finding the lead early, and if she does will take a power of beating. A winner of 24 races from 49 starts with a personal best of 29.60 on the track, Goosebumps is all class, and with her strong preference for the rail and powerhouse finish, she should go very close. KALDEN AURORA looks the obvious danger after lowering the colours of Goosebumps in a heat, clocking Best Of Night 29.82, and she is also drawn nicely with box three in the final for trainer, Troy Murray. A lightly raced chaser with 12 wins from 25 career starts, Kalden Aurora is capable of sizzling runs, as shown by her personal best of 29.52, which she ran in the Adelaide Cup Consolation last October. A fast beginner with a good solid finish, Kalden Aurora will also be hard to beat if she finds the front early and will be battling it out for favouritism with Goosebumps in the lead-up. BANDANNA LAD will give Troy Murray a double chance in the final after he came from last at big odds to win heat three last week in 30.29. An honest chaser with good field sense and a strong finish, Bandanna Lad has drawn seven in the final, the same draw he had in the heat. A winner of 15 races from 65 starts, Bandanna Lad looks like he could be pushed back early, and with the class of the final field it will be a tough ask to come from behind. VICTA TROY was collared on the line when finishing second to Joken Kihael in a heat in 30.03, and is capable of challenging for the lead again in the final. Trained by Ron Schadow, Victa Troy has been in great form, winning four of his past five starts, and he made the transition to open company last week with no trouble. Kalden Aurora looms as a big threat in the SA Sprint title on Thursday night, having beaten star chaser, Goosebumps in BON 29.82 in a heat. The Meadows Richmond Albion Park Rockhampton Angle Park Cannington Shepparton Ballarat Dapto THURSDAY Sandown Park Geelong Elwick Maitland Dapto Grafton Warragul Albion Park Mandurah Angle Park Bandanna Lad, one of two runners for Troy Murray in this week’s final, impressed with a 30.29 SA Sprint heat win at Angle Park. A winner of 15 races from 35 starts, Victa Troy has drawn box five in the final, the same draw he had in the heat, and he will need to begin equally as well to give the best possible chance in the event. JOKEN KIHAEL is another chaser in good form, as shown by his 30.03 win over Victa Troy in a heat, and with his strength and tenacity he is more than capable of giving this final a shake. A 29.66 winner on the track last month, Joken Kihael has drawn box four in the final and a lot will depend on where he is in the race after the first turn. Trained by Petar Jovanovic, Joken Kihael has a fair record of 8 wins from 30 starts, but if he can lob close to the leaders early then he has good claims in the race. LED ZEPPELIN will give Jovanovic a double chance in the race and has drawn the coveted rails alley in the final. A second placegetter behind Bandanna Lad in the heat in a modest 30.29, Led Zeppelin will need to improve on that effort and also on his recent form. A winner of 21 races from 73 starts, Led Zeppelin has a personal best of 29.78 on the track, and if he can find his best form in the final then he could surprise. HENRY MALLET had every chance when finishing second to Rattle Gun in a heat, and with box six in the final, his task is much harder again, Trained by Neil Rawlings, Henry Mallet has an honest record of 12 wins from 56 starts and a personal best of 30.10 on the track but he looks well held in this. RATTLE GUN surprised when he got up at big odds in his heat to defeat Henry Mallet in a new personal best 30.03, and trainer, Bob Isaacson will be hoping he can do the same thing from box eight in the final. Another honest chaser with 16 wins from 53 starts, Rattle Gun has done a great job to make the final, but it will be tough to get across and into a forward position from his wide draw. Reserves for the event are Midget Farrelly for Bosco Stamenkovic and Kalden Mayhem for Troy Murray. - Paul Rehmann FRIDAY Warragul Traralgon Ipswich The Gardens Casino Gawler SATURDAY The Meadows Warrnambool Richmond Gawler (Sunday) Launceston (Monday) The above form guides may change without notice due to box draws being held over or nominations extended due to insufficient noms at the time of printing. OUR EXPERTS SELECT THEIR BEST BET FOR THIS WEEK John Pearson NGF ALBION PARK (THU) RACE 9 NO. 1 MIST OPPORTUNITY Matt Campbell ANGLE PARK (THU) RACE 8 NO. 2 GOOSEBUMPS Mark Pearson NGF SANDOWN PARK (THU) RACE 8 NO. 1 BLACK HOMBRE NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax. Michael Sullivan John Dow SPORTINGBET ANGLE PARK (THU) RACE 10 NO. 1 CHAOS MASTER WARRAGUL (FRI) RACE 8 NO. 3 ASTON ELLE Peter Pearson NGF TRARALGON (FRI) RACE 4 NO. 5 LADY BLING Danny Power SLATTERY MEDIA GROUP GRAFTON (THU) RACE 10 NO. 1 CAPTIVE National Greyhound Form, Thursday, January 19th, 2012 – Page 15


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