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THIS YEAR’S MulNSW tiquip Bob Payne Summer Sprint is as good as Ron any final field ever asArnold sembled at Sydney’s home of greyhound racing. Wentworth Park plays host to a Group 2 sprint this Saturday night, with the eight combatants having won 148 races between them. In finding the winner of this $40,000 prize you need to cross numerous scenarios, however, I lean towards the veteran, Radley Bale, who really performs at his optimum at the Glebe circuit. Drawn box eight with Kilty Lad beside him is a distinct advantage for this rising four year-old, who will be facing the starter on the 93rd occasion. Young Snozz and General Trigga are drawn to get reasonable luck early, while Oaks Road is going so well that he must be included in the mix. Rails runner, Undisputed Dos is in great form but terribly drawn, as six previous attempts in the red vest have come up empty. Fancy Dean is ultra consistent but has been up a long time now and will need things to go his way to figure in the final podium result. The only other runner, Shereen Bale can never be left out of contention, but the green rug is an issue.
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Cranbourne Cup & Victoria Cup Sunday January 15th … Page 62 If longevity counts for anything then Radley Bale must be the reigning champ. A rising four year-old, the red fawn racer will attempt to land the Summer Sprint final at Wentworth Park this weekend when having his 93rd start for the Wheeler/Bate team.
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WAYNE VASSALLO produced inform sprinter, Exclusivity in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade at The Meadows last weekend and greeted the judge ahead of his rivals after a shower or two had dampened the racing surface earlier on. Exiting box one at the 525 metres start, the $2.50 popular pick, Exclusivity was quickly behind the lure and went past the post a lap out in 5.16 then gapped them along the back straight. Pausing the timer at 17.88 holding a commanding four lengths break over Martili Bale, the son of Brett Lee and Wave To Tammy coasted to the line. Although Martili Bale ($11.30) reduced the winning margin to a length and half, the Tyrone Whittington and Greg Sprod owned racer still won quite comfortably in 30.21, while Dyna Dara ($6.80) finished third, a neck away. It was a nice even run handed in by Exclusivity, who failed to flatter at Ballarat the Wednesday prior, finishing fourth to another in-form greyhound, Smoke Home. This latest victory took his earn-
THE MEADOWS Saturday With Allan Hawkswell ings tally to $19,025, and his 13 lifetime starts have yielded six wins and two placings, whilst at the Broadmeadows layout he’s picked up two wins from three attempts. PETER HUNT is back in business training greyhounds, and last Saturday night he notched a fantastic Best Of Night win with the well backed Wongawilli Bruno. Drawn the two alley in the 525 metres Nationwide Seafoods Grade 5, the blue racer sped to the front at boxrise and maintained a good pace throughout. A winner twice at Horsham late last year, he registered 5.12 to the post the first time then edged clear along the Camp Road side of the track before halting the clock at 17.87 with two lengths on Spark Up and Axels, both running on sweetly. Raced by the Moxey family, the son of Big Daddy Cool and Won-
Exclusivity caught the eye with a bold front running all the way 30.21 win for connections at The Meadows last Saturday night.
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gawillicath got away on the final bend and was just warming up when he hit the line. A $3.30 chance on SuperTAB, Wongawilli Bruno defeated the powerful railer, Axels ($20.30) by six lengths in 30.16, while third placed Spark Up ($5.80) was a half length away. Although he couldn’t have beaten the winner on the night, perhaps Spark Up is one to remember for the future, as he was going well when checked as they rounded the home turn and lost his momentum. Wongawilli Bruno has won two of seven starts at The Meadows, whilst career-wise his scorecard reveals nine wins and nine placings from 26 outings for $17,635 in stakes.
A gem of a run WINLESS since September last year, it was a timely turn-around in form for Ruby Jet, who landed the Hudson Pacific Grade 5 last Saturday night. A good beginner, Ruby Jet sat just behind the pacesetting Laurie Valentine nearing the first corner but quickly took over and cleared out with a three lengths break at the next checkpoint. Assisted by some jostling on the final bend, the white vested Ruby Jet went on to beat the fast finishing Proven Cue by a half length, while Laurie Valentine wound up third, a neck away. Raced by Craige Ward, the Rob Britton prepared daughter of Gable Lafourche and Tiu Lid notched her first victory on the track, whilst her racing stats show six wins and 10 placings from 30 starts, picking up $24,895 along the way. ODDS-ON POP, Bad Company
didn’t let supporters down when he annexed the 600 metres Superman At Stud Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Prepared at Tooradin by Glenn Rounds, Bad Company came from the four gate and camped just behind the front running Emotion Princess, who recorded spits of 9.08 and 22.08 before the dangers loomed large. The winning move came when Bad Company ($1.60) surged to the front coming off the back and steadily built a break. The son of Collision and Casey’s Angel scored and easy four and three quarter lengths victory over Emotion Princess ($9.40) in 34.73, while Delfina Bale ($17.90) got to the line well in third place, a further five lengths adrift. Having his first start over the middle distance at The Meadows, Bad Company’s CV reveals 20 starts for seven wins. eight placings and $26,620 in the bank. A FAR WIDER market was on offer in the Maurice Blackburn Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 725 metres, with Double Jeopardy the $3.40 favourite ahead of Atelier ($3.60) then it was $4.90 about both Double Champ and Kinga Will. Soon after the starter had sent them on their half-mile quest it was Clovalley Viv that showed out from
Take It Home and Kinga Will. But rounding the first bend Take It Home darted to the front and clocked 16.25, with Clovalley Viv and Kinga Will in tow. Interference ruined the hopes of the nearest competitors, but Take It Home couldn’t build on his lead. Racing slightly away from the rail, Take It Home was passed by Atelier, who recorded 30.33 to the next mark, with Double Champ avoiding the trouble and running on. But Atelier was on a mission, and dressed in the yellow singlet cruised past the judge six and a half lengths clear in 42.97. Raced by Geoff Collins and trained at Yinnar by Mick Fearnley, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Zarbo outclassed runner-up, Double Champ, who was still taking ground from the winner when he passed the post, with Kinga Will a luckless third, 12¾ lengths further astern. Of the favourite, Double Jeopardy, he was fourth early on but hit the rail hard as they turned out of the straight then was never sighted, finishing fifth. A winner twice from five starts over the long trip at The Meadows, Atelier has sampled success seven times with 14 placings from 32 career starts.
DUE to an error in the grading process (seeding and guarding), the heats of the Cranbourne Cup, held on Monday 09 January, had to be redrawn. Trainers were advised that SMS
notifications that were previously received would be altered. A new SMS was issued when the field was redrawn. GRV apologised for any inconvenience that was caused.
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HOW QUICKLY things can change within the space of one day. A year ago, Jan and Bill Warner had just learned the devastating news that a Just The Best and Tad Smarter bitch, who had been a Father's Day present for Bill, had tragically dropped dead at breaking-in. Understandably they were devastated. “Jan was so upset and we were even talking about taking a good break from racing,” said Bill. They seriously contemplated giving it all away. But Bill’s been a dog man for decades, ever since he was dragged along to Beenleigh track on the first day of his working life by his then boss, dog man, Doug Helton. His wife, Jan lives for their team of dogs. Within a day after the loss of that pup that had already got “wraps” from the breaking-in complex, the Warners had bought a replacement; a littermate then being educated by Tony Apap, and as Mensa Miss she has given the Warner’s “a lot of fun”. Mensa Miss proved too strong to win a 600 metres Fifth Grade at Albion Park last Thursday night, clocking 35.36 when scoring by a head over Tallow Beach, with Isadel and Honey Brass dead heating for third. Mensa Miss has raced 25 times for four wins and 12 placings. Since being stepped up to 600 metres her form has been highly consistent, with a win and five seconds in seven starts. “We rang Tony (Apap) out of courtesy to tell him about the bitch
QLD David Brasch dropping dead during her second last trial before coming home from breaking-in,” said Bill. “Tony said he had three of the littermates he was breaking-in at the time.” Those littermates include Lacoste and Spindle, both of which have shown great ability out of the Christina Apap kennel. “But we bought this bitch rather cheaply and she has given us great fun,” said Bill. Jan owns and trains Mensa Miss. The bitch has been close to a win for some weeks and was beaten a half length by multiple Group 1 finalist, Bogie Beltah over 600 metres at Albion Park on December 28. “I’ve been handling Mensa Miss in all her recent starts,” said Bill, “but as soon as she drew box one tonight, Jan jumped in and overruled me.” “She was happy to take the glory.”
Having her eighth start over Albion Park’s middle distance trip last week, Mensa Miss broke through in 35.45 for Jan Warner, narrowly beating Tallow Beach, while Isadel (6) and Honey Brass (8) shared third place.
Unlucky cut TOP TRAINER, Tom Noble reckoned he should have won the recent rich Northern Rivers Vet Clinic Maiden at Lismore with Cut Above, rather than finish midfield. Cut Above made amends when he led throughout to win a 520 metres Novice at Albion Park last Thursday.
Don’t waste a good draw: Another red vested runner, Cut Above led from go to whoa in a 520 metres Novice at Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek raceway, downing Deutronium in 30.39 for Tommy Noble.
The son of Paddy’s Flame and Cyclone Lee scored by a length in 30.39, beating Deutronium, with two and a quarter lengths to third placed Onshore Special. Noble had expected much more of the dog. “This is the dog that trialled 30.20 here when he was 19 months-old,” said Tom. “He led tonight and I expected him to go much quicker, about 30.20 at least.” Cut Above was bought for $20,000 as a 19 months-old pup after he had trialled 25.24 over 431 metres at Ipswich. Long-time Noble ken55 STARTS : 23-9-7 nel client, Len Antonio bought the dog. Noble has run Cut Above in both the Eric Thomson (Albion Park) Member of a litter of four who won a whopping and Northern Rivers Vet 88 races and over $420,000 in prizemoney, Clinic Maiden (Lismore). including all FOUR making the final of the Group “I thought he should
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have gone close to winning the final at Lismore,” said Tom. “But he was dragged down from behind, and that was the second check he had got.” “If he wasn’t going to win, he would have at least run second.” Antonio and Noble have been a successful combination. One of their victories was with Don Paco in an Ipswich Auction final. Cut Above is a massive dog at 38 kilos.
Patient Jeff PATIENCE, as every dog man knows, is a virtue, and Wolffdene man, Jeff Cumming is as patient as they come. Cumming opened his 2012 with an impressive winner when Richter Rumble led throughout in a 520 metres Novice at Albion Park last Thursday night. The victory was “scary”, according to Cumming. Richter Rumble (Collision Rumble Ciarrai) began brilliantly and led throughout to score by eight and a
quarter lengths over Ruby Jones, with a neck to Mocha Shocker third. The winner ran 30.35. Cumming has been patient with the dog, bred and owned by Steve Kavanagh. “Steve asked me about five months ago to train this dog,” said Jeff. “He came with a ‘green report’ and I gave him a few starts and a few trials but then decided to turn him out for five weeks.” “It has worked wonders.” Richter Rumble resumed from that spell on Monday night when an impressive second, and Cumming was confident his dog would improve sufficiently to beat the classy line-up last Thursday night. Richter Rumble is a repeat mating of Collision and Rumble Ciarrai. The first resulted in Rumble Impact, who was a sensational sprinter in Victoria and has since been sent to Ireland to stand at stud. Cumming doesn’t have any stud plans for Richter Rumble at this stage.
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Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap Making it five wins at Albion Park, Hail A Mail came from a midfield position before winning a Fifth Grade at “The Creek” last week. Raced by Fred Harvey, the Des Hellbronn trained dog scooted past the post three and a half lengths clear in 30.21.
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FAT WRECK brought up his third win in a row at Angle Park last Thursday night when he took out the 515 metres Chasers.net.au Grade 4 feature final for trainer, Petar Jovanovic. Donning the yellow singlet and well in the betting at $3.90 after his 30.36 heat win and 30.11 last start success, Fat Wreck jumped fairly then showed great strength through a packed first turn to settle down second behind reserve runner, Persuading. Racing past Persuading in the back straight, Fat Wreck kicked clear to reach the top turn with a two lengths break. Working out to a five lengths lead through the final bend, Fat Wreck finished the race off well. The son of WW Apple Jax and Royal Magnate crossed the line six and a quarter lengths clear of Persuading in 30.14, with Red Lesta a neck away third. Jovanovic had a great night, taking home four winners on the 11-race card, with Precious Native annexing a Grade 5 in 30.34, while On This Day landed a Grade 5 in 30.26 and Deadly Impact won a Grade 5 in 30.72.
Heart keeps beating CRAZY HEART maintained her fantastic form at Angle Park last Thursday night when the Bruce Lellmann trained chaser took out the Fundraising@Chasers Mixed 2nd/3rd/4th Grade. Drawn box five and starting at $4.60 behind race favourite, Goosebumps ($2.70), Crazy Heart came out running and showed her customary early pace to hold the lead over Rawson Reason and Brahma Boy through the first turn. Leading by just a half length over the determined Brahma Boy along the back straight, Crazy Heart refused to surrender the lead and kicked back gamely to show the way by a length at the top turn. Stretching her advantage to a couple of lengths over the tiring with Brahma Boy through the final bend, Crazy Heart finished strongly and drew away up the home straight. The daughter of Black Enforcer and Bar Crusher coasted home a four and three quarter lengths winner over Gypsy Spy in 30.11, while Brahma Boy finished a close third. A finalist in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup early last year, Crazy Heart is racing is the best form of her career, with her record standing at 20 wins and 17 placings from 47 starts.
Smooth start for sprints THE NEW 388 metres trip at Angle Park had its first official start last Wednesday when three races were run. Jack’s Tiger had the honour of being the first ever winner over the distance for trainer, Leanne Fagan,
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Top Dog in 2011 MURRAY BRIDGE mentor, Shaun Matcott had another highly successful year with the kennel taking out the 2011 SA Leading TAB Trainer after producing 317 winners. Troy Murray stormed into second place over the latter stages to finish with 120, while Kim Johnstone had another strong year to wind up third on 102.
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Don Turner took out the Leading Non-TAB Trainer with 10 wins, followed by Gary Pidgeon (7) and Marion Lanyon (6). Scull Murphy passed away before his time in 2011, but his legacy remains as he spaced his opposition in the leading SA Stud Dog with 44 winners. Emerley Carlos took second place on 17, followed closely by Lucky Pristine and Rivergum Slayer locked together on 16. The Leading SA Brood Bitch always seems to deliver a tight result, and 2011 was no different, with Blue Palace scoring narrowly on 48 winners. Bar Crusher finished as the unlucky runner up on 46, with Tilka Lee taking third on 40. Judi Hurley stormed away with the Leading SA Breeder over the latter part of 2011, finishing on 129, well clear of Darrell Hearnden and the partnership of Matthew Payne and Barry Stewart, who shared second on 82.
Victa victorious again VICTA TROY racked-up his fourth successive win at Angle Park last Thursday night when he took out the Greyhound Adoption Program Grade 5 for trainer, Ron Schadow. Perfectly drawn in one and sent out as the $1.50 favourite, Victa Troy jumped safely and mustered pace to hold the early lead over Mate’s Honor through the first turn. Skipping clear to lead by three lengths over Mate’s Honor in the back straight, Victa Troy was setting a hot pace up front and had doubled his lead to six lengths at the top turn. Rounding the final bend still holding a race winning break over Mate’s Honor, Victa Troy showed no sign of slowing as he powered to the line. The son of Where’s Pedro and Teelah crossed the line five sand a half lengths clear of Adjust in 30.17, with Mate’s Honor holding on for third. Still improving with every run,
After beginning smartly from the centre draw, Crazy Heart led from go to whoa in a Mixed grade at Angle Park last week, clocking 30.11 for the 515 metres scamper.
Victa Troy took his record to 15 wins and seven placings from just 34 career starts.
THE SA Greyhound Industry was left in shock and mourning earlier this week when trainer, Travis Phillips tragically lost his 18 month-old son, Brae Travis Andrew Phillips in a horror road accident on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. Brae and his mother, Tamie, partner of Travis, were driving home and being followed by Travis in a new car that they had just purchased when they were involved in a terrible headon accident that took Brae’s life and has left Tamie in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit. Travis has left a touching and heart breaking tribute on the Greyhound Data website for his son, whom he described as having a great love for greyhounds. The greyhound world has lobbied quickly in their support for Travis and Tamie, with many offering direct support. And whilst nothing we can say will ease the pain and grief, NGF extends sincerest condolences and sympathy to the family at this tragic time. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Brae. - Paul Rehmann
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WENTWORTH PARK hosted its first major night’s racing this year via heats of the Group 2 Bob Payne Summer Sprint and the Globe Memorial Plate for stayers, with the results producing two superb finals this coming weekend. For the short coursers, the Mark Gatt trained Oaks Road continued his great form with his seventh win at headquarters in a very fast 29.64. This particular heat saw many runners well supported in betting, with the field combined having won 40 races in town. When the lids opened, the yellow vest of Adam Meway was first to show out, with the wider drawn duo of General Trigga and Zipping Jewel also well away. From the three trap. Oaks Road and Fancy Dean in the red were away moderately but found the fence in the run to the first turn. Adam Meway took them to the back, but as they fanned, Oaks Road gained a saloon passage run into second spot and in the twinkling of an eye was alongside the leader and
NSW Ron Arnold looked the goods. Oaks Road surged to the front down the back and was clocking slick sections, so the backmarkers were running for the minor prizes only. Rounding the home turn Oaks Road was well clear and went powerfully to the line for a five and three quarter lengths win over General Trigga, who just edged out Fancy Dean in the battle for the minors. Oaks Road is attractively bred being by Spiral Nikita from Leprechaun Pace, and has had 34 starts yielding 11 wins and 15 placings. General Trigga (Big Daddy Cool x Gemini Jessie), trained by Radomir Manojlovic, after 22 career starts has notched eight wins and six placings,
whilst the Wally Lutiuger prepared Fancy Dean (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy) has had 46 career starts for 22 wins and 18 placings. ‘EGG KING’ returned to the place of his greatest triumph, and it was Radley Bale at his best with an all way win in a fast 29.85. Nearing centurion status and a rising four year-old, it was Radley Bale well into stride from box two, while his kennelmate, David Bale did a good job of jamming inside rivals when he crashed over from box eight. At the first corner the pressure continued with favourite, Noble Pedro put out of play as he was taken very wide and Young Snozz was midfield but held up in traffic. Whilst this was happening, Radley Bale was minding his own business in front and always looked the likely winner. The only backmarker making any ground was Young Snozz, but he was very wide and looked to be giving away an impossible start. Turning for home Radley Bale was clear, while Young Snozz was
Oaks Road raced closer to the lead in a Summer Sprint heat in Sydney last weekend. After sweeping to the front at the half way mark, the Mark Gatt trained racer did it easy in the run to the judge, clocking 29.64.
Back to his best after a three months let-up, Kilty Lad led all the way in a Summer Sprint heat, recording 29.70 for Kelly and Brett Bravo at Wentworth Park last Saturday night. really stretching out, and as they nreared the post, he closed fast. Radley Bale held out the brisk finish of Young Snozz to score by a neck, with David Bale a further five and a half lengths away third. A son of Big Daddy Cool and Minkara Bale, Radley Bale, raced by the Wheeler/Bate combo, has had 92 starts for 33 wins and 26 placings. Young Snozz (Collision x Special Osti), trained by Jason Mackay, has had 26 starts with eight wins and 21 placings, whilst David Bale (Bartrim Bale x Dyna Beauty) from 28 career starts has had nine wins and 14 placings. ANOTHER VICTORIAN that returned to his finest form was Kilty Lad, who won for the first time in three months. Pinging the lids from box two, Kilty Lad had cleared out by the first corner. Working over from wide draws, both Undisputed Dos and Shereen Bale made it across safely, while the
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THE OUTCOME of the eight heats of the O’Driscoll Coaches Grade 5 series at Tattersall’s Park last Thursday night has presented the Hobart GRC with a sensational line-up for this week’s final. The Mick Stringer kennel will have two in the final, Painted Amigo and Ryno Rules, with Painted Amigo registering the equal fastest time of the eight heat winners. Painted Amigo, a son of Scull Murphy and Painted Shaza, bred by Stringer, began well from box one and once clear of the pack he bounded away, going on to score by almost a length from the very game Regent Reign, with the winner clocking 26.14, which was clearly the best. Ryno Rules almost replicated the effort of his kennelmate by taking full advantage of the inside box, hitting the line over six lengths clear of his rivals in 26.35. The Leigh Wood trained Bo Shen won a heat with a powerful display, scoring by over four lengths to the heavily backed Decibel in 26.70.
Tassie Peter Staples Wood also will have two finalists courtesy of a brilliant heat win by Three Tradies, who came from last to score a runaway win in 26.47. Hobart Thousand runner-up, Rewind, from the Morrie Strickland kennel, chased down the much improved Katsidis to land a heat in 26.14, thus equalling Painted Amigo’s effort. Other heat winners were Young Jaxon from the Anthony Bullock kennel, Adam’s Daddy, Whitney’s World and the ever-improving Bel Haven.
Rewind holds his form AT TATTERSALL'S PARK last Thursday night recent Hobart Thousand runner-up,
Rewind bounced back from a narrow defeat in the Group 1 race in Hobart with a courageous win in an Invitation race over 461 metres. Rewind began only fairly from box five and had to work hard to be lying third rounding the home turn, while the leader, Katsidis looked to be travelling well enough to win when he straightened three lengths in front. But Rewind knuckled down to his task lover the final stages and grabbed victory in the shadows of the post. Rewind, prepared at Bracknell by Morrie Strickland, was a nose second to Dyna Tron in the Hobart Thousand final on December 15, and this was his first start from the freshen-up. Strickland has set Rewind for the Group 2 Launceston Cup and Group 3 Devonport Cup, both of which are winnable races for the son of Collide and Ricky’s Angel. Strickland has stated many times that the dog is the best he’s trained, and another trainer, Terry Penny has enjoyed success with three of Rewind’s litter sib-
Last Thursday night, Mick Stringer’s Painted Amigo held out Regent Reign to snare a heat of the 461 metres O'Driscoll Coaches Grade 5 series in 26.14 at Tattersall’s Park, Hobart.
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Ryno Rules gave Mick Stringer a double by taking out a heat of O'Driscoll Coaches Grade 5 series in 26.35 at Australia’s most southern greyhound venue last week. lings, Penny’s Angel, Clyde’s Angel and Miss Roman Nose. Miss Roman Nose finished first and second respectively in the Tasmanian Country Oaks in Hobart and the Tasmanian Oaks in Launceston last year. Rewind spent some time in Melbourne in the care of Darren McDonald, who is likely to have the dog back in his kennel after the Launceston Cup series. MEANWHILE, Strickland may have another up and comer, Dasher Dooley, who scored a game win in a Juvenile/ Graduation in Hobart last week over 599 metres. Dasher Dooley went into the race on the back of consecutive minor placings over the middle distance in Hobart and Launceston, yet despite that good form, he was sent around at $5.30 and on the fourth line of betting. The Made To Size - Black Eyed Dooley dog began fairly from box eight but managed to be one off the rail at the top turn. He darted back to the rail turning for home and finished powerfully to score convincingly from Azz Always, who flashed home from well back, with Miss Astro a close third. It was only Dasher Dooley’s second win on the track from 13 starts, but most were over the shorter 461 metres trip. Dasher Dooley looks destined to be
competitive if he sticks to the middle distances or beyond.
Feraro delivers again FERARO DREAMS made it back to back wins when he gave his rivals a galloping lesson in The Mercury Juvenile over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park last week. The Susan Gittus trained dog showed blistering speed from box four to lead, but when seriously challenged in the home straight he found plenty, going on to score comfortably from reserve runner, Buckle Up Tyler, with the heavily backed odds-on favourite, Tree Bandit a closing third. Feraro Dreamer was coming off an impressive win over the 298 metres short curse in Launceston on Boxing Day, and prior to that he was placed in his previous two outings over 452 meres at Devonport. Despite the decent form, he was sent out at the lucrative price of $7.10. Feraro Dreamer (Where's Pedro Feraro Jet) was having his first start on the Hobart circuit, but with a liking for the U-turn, he is bound to be competitive in whatever he contests at the venue in the coming weeks. Buckle Up Tyler isn’t far off breaking his maiden status, and Tree Bandit was again a victim of being a slow beginner.
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A BUMPER CROWD was on-track at Cannington to witness Miata’s debut over the 715 metres staying journey. And the champion bitch did not disappoint her supporters, carving out a new track record 41.30, along with two record splits. Paul Stuart’s brilliant bitch drew ideally in the cherry for the second heat of the Distance Gift and was the heavily backed $1.04 favourite. Pakenham Lass, also on debut at the trip, jumped well from the outside and matched strides early with Miata, while the odds-on pop railed to a clear lead into the first turn. Miata was seven lengths ahead passing the post the first time, clocking 15.37, or just 0.09 outside Sitka’s section record. Bursting through the pen in 23.51, she lowered the sectional record by .04 and the buzz was building on-track and in the racecaller’s vocal tone. She left the back in 29.22, chopping two lengths of the third section record, with Pakenham Lass running on strongly in second place. The daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Winsome Bluebird finished solidly to record an eight and a half lengths win over Pakenham Lass, taking a half length off Drill ‘Em’s 2010 previous standard. Miata, who has won her past six races, has a CV showing 18 starts for 15 wins, two placings and over $52,000 in earnings. Amazingly, she now holds all three track records over all the city grade distances, with her 29.81 gallop over 530 and 36.55 around the 642 metres course at Perth’s city venue. Her time of 41.30 on a track that was deep raked four days earlier is even more impressive, and with a couple of runs under her belt, the 41-seconds mark has to be in danger. The $18,000 final will be run this Saturday, with Miata drawn in box six. Pakenham Lass, an impressive second, ran 41.87 and is drawn immediately to her left, whilst the first two from the other heat, McQueen (42.19) and Hogmania (42.71) have drawn out wide. Only bad luck will stop this rising champion from notching another win. A lot of east coast eyes will be watching as they weigh-up whether to make the trip to WA for the Group 1 Galaxy heats on January 28 to take on magical Miata.
WA Laurence Torpy Mungo’s birthday ON FRIDAY NIGHT all eyes will be focussed on Mandurah for the final of the Group 3 Birthday Cup over the 405 metres journey. Andrew McLaren and Terry Erenshaw both qualified two finalists, while Linda Britton’s Mungo Park was the star on the clock from the eight heats. Mungo Park ($2.90) headed to the 405 metres boxes in a very strong heat that featured Cannington heavyweights Vocal Enforcer and Marked Down, along with Mandurah specialist, Stormy Weather and Tom Tzouvelis’ raider, Kikem Riddler. Short courser, Speedy Image was away smartest, with Mungo Park mustering rapidly on the paint to assume a length lead at the 302 metres boxes. At the midway point Mungo Park
(Hallucinate - Stylish Scene) was highballing along with four lengths on Stormy Weather and Vocal Enforcer was pushing up along the rail. He maintained the advantage to the judge, recording a sensational 22.33. The Louise Dunn owned chaser has won 10 of his 24 starts, earning over $23,000. THE OPENING ROUND went to the Andrew McLaren trained Rudge ($9.60), who fended-off a determined challenge from the track record holder, Uno Reltub and won by a head in 22.65. The son of Velocette has been in ultra-consistent form at the provincial circuit, with this being his seventh win from 14 starts at the Peel layout. Uno Reltub was unlucky as he had to work three-wide around the pacesetting Plantagenet, while Rudge held the rail after crossing early from his wide draw. LATER ON, McLaren again enjoyed success with another Velocette offspring, as Okay Ashlee ($10.80), a daughter of Chantilly Lace, saluted. A relative newcomer from the Victorian provincial circuit, she exceeded expectations of connections and fell in by a nose to the desperately unlucky Not in Kansas in 22.76.
SPEEDY Cannington performer, Star Keeping ($5.40) brought up the first of Terry Erenshaw’s qualifiers in heat two. The Mandurah debutant was away cleanly from box seven and was never in serious danger, striding to an all the way two lengths win in 22.57. EXTREMELY talented Marbro Man (Elite State - Simerema Lass) gave Erenshaw his second qualifier, as after overcoming a moderate start from the inside draw, the $1.30 elect found room and mustered well to be third behind track specialist, Two Pot Screamer, who was in search of win number 30 at Mandurah. But it wasn’t to be his day, as the former topliner from Victoria levelled-up turning for home then scored by two lengths in 22.55. The impeccably bred Queenslander, Give And Take (El Galo - Swelligant) ran a slashing 22.42 and led throughout for Christine Robartson. The $3.20 favourite is the least experienced runner in the final, with just nine starts for six wins. BILL SKIPPER would have been
thrilled with the effort of Al’s Special ($1.60), who came again after being severely checked and took out a heat in 22.79, whilst even money favourite, Belarus also copped some interference before landing the final heat in 22.60. The inexperienced duo of Give And Take and Al’s Special have drawn the inside boxes for the $37,500 final and one of them looms as a likely Group 3 winner. Mungo Park is drawn awkwardly in box five, and despite all of his class, Marbro Man will need to begin better from box seven to be a serious threat. Al’s Special has saluted at eight of his past nine outings, and the son of Give Me Five and Barry’s Special has a sizzling 22.29 to his credit two starts ago. Marbro Man only has to begin to be a threat, with Give And Take a youngster on the rise. SELECTIONS AL’S SPECIAL Marbro Man Give And Take Mungo Park
Glen Graham with the itinerant Marbro Man, a Birthday Cup heat winner at Mandurah last Friday night. In the care of Terry Erenshaw for his WA campaign, the Simon Brown owned chaser ran the 405 metres in 22.55.
Give And Take, pictured with trainer, Christine Robartson, landed a heat of the Birthday Cup at the Peel track in a smart 22.42. The son of El Galo and Swelligant has now won twice from three tries over 405 metres.
Maddie and Danny Piccirilli with Paul Stuart and Adele Hobby joined top notch racer, Miata for Joe Mulder’s photo shoot. The brilliant red fawn bitch ran a swish 41.30 to easily land the 731 metres race at Cannington.
With a good record over Cannington’s 530 metres, Rock Dynamite, seen here with Kody Charles, scored his fifth win at the city venue in a Grade 5 last Saturday night, recording 30.63 in his nine lengths victory.
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COUSIN CALLUM picked up the $10,000 first prizemoney by taking out the Rapidvite Amino Cal Grade 5 final over 595 metres. After lining up in box one at $2.90, the Ray Webster trained chaser wasn’t all the flash away and didn’t have much room in the run to the first corner, where he was fourth. Fantasia led down to the Judge the first time in 9.31 but Cousin Callum had railed his way to second and was just three quarters of a length down, with a similar margin to Queen Of Cyprus in third possie. Fantasia was still the pilot along the back, going past the second marker in 23.57, but Cousin Callum was on the rail, just a half length in arrears, while Queen Of Cyprus was
poised to strike just behind. Cousin Callum railed to the front off the back and came right away at the end, scoring by five and a quarter lengths over Queen Of Cyprus ($2.80 fav), with three quarters of a length to third placed Hella Good ($5.30). Cousin Callum, who’s a Rookie Rebel hopeful, is a son of Hallucinate and Gondola Serenade, owned by Sharron Webster. The black chaser clocked Best Of Night 34.37 to bring up his first win at his second try at the trip, taking his career tally to 11 wins in 43 outings.
Boxed to win NOVA VITE was boxed to win heat five of the Radio Sport National Grade 5 over 515 metres and was the only successful favourite in the legs of the Quaddie. After lining up in box one as the popular fancy at $2.40, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Nova Keroma won the break but had to work hard to hold the lead down to the first mark in 5.12, with Autoamerican on her outer and Master Hugh a close third. Nova Vite managed to gain a length on Autoamerican turning out of the straight and extended that to two lengths at the back corner, going through in 18.95, with Mahogany Boy getting into third spot. Nova Vite packed too many guns on the night, defeating Autoamerican ($3.30) by a length and a quarter, with Mahogany Boy ($9.10) collecting third money, two and a half lengths back. Nova Vite registered 29.67 to take her record to seven wins in 25 starts, two of those firsts from four runs have been at Sandown. The black chaser is trained at Violet Town by Michael Carter for Suzanne Tindall.
Ken Bailey and Select Goddess after well the bred daughter of Pure Octane and Another Flood posted her second win over the 515 metres trip in a new 29.75.
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COME ON LUANN was first-up from a spell in the Macro Meats Free For All over 515 metres and gave a dashing display when scoring in Best Of Night 29.51. Sent to box seven at $18.90, the Joe Borg trained chaser showed plenty of speed from her favoured wide draw to lead down to the first mark in 5.10, ahead of Allen Elroy and Dyna Kate. Come On Luann had the pace on along the back, getting to the far turn in 18.81 with four lengths on Allen Elroy, then Dyna Kate was a length back third, and Explosive Drop headed the rest. They never really looked like catching Come On Luann, who arrived at the post five lengths clear of Allen Elroy ($4.50), with Dyna Kate ($2.90 fav) three quarters of a length further adrift. Come On Luann has won 10 of her 28 starts, whilst on the track she’s scored in five of her 14 attempts.
The underrated Big Stud notched his 13th career win, and his second over the 515 metres trip at Sandown Park with a strong victory in Grade 5 heat. Raced by the Big Stud Syndicate and trained at St. Albans by Ron Dunne, the son of former Sandown Park specialist. Cool Effort and Melena Bale clocked 29.95 in his two lengths success. Owned by Wally Heras, the black chaser is a daughter of Return The King and Star Diva.
Last two to Bate GRAEME BATE wound up with training honours via a double, but he had to wait until the last two races of the night to get it. His first leg was Gordon Bale in heat six of the Follow Us On Twitter Grade 5 over 515 metres and he led throughout to score in 29.65. Coming from box six as favourite at $2.90, the son of Velocette and Saffron Bale ran splits of 5.09 and 18.93 on his way to an eight lengths win over Powerfull Miss ($9.90), with a head to third placed Mystery Pink ($3.50). Gordon Bale has been around 15 times for eight wins, with his scorecard at the trip showing two wins in five goes. J AMES B ALE co mp l e te d
Cousin Callum’s trainer, Ray Webster is targeting The Rookie Rebel feature at The Meadows in February. After his beautifully bred chaser stormed home to score in 34.37 over the 595 metres trip last Thursday, he must surely come into calculations for the rich Group 2 $40,000 to the winner event. Cousin Callum is black son of Hallucinate and Gold Serenade, and apart from creating new figures for the Dapto 600 metres trip in November, he also bolstered his CV with two sub 30.00 victories at Wentworth Park in the same month.
Graeme’s double by recording 29.96 to take out heat seven of the twitter. com/sandowndogs Grade 5 over 515 metres. Wearing the red vest at $10.40, after being third early he railed through to take over at the second checkpoint in 19.15 that helped set up the win. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Gold Rush Bale hung on to beat Barry Blowout ($6.60) by three quarters of a length, with Dyna Deary ($17.00) a head further away. In ticking-up his first win at his third try at the trip, James Bale made his career tally two wins in 13 goes. Gordon Bale and James Bale were the second and third legs of a treble for owner, Paul Wheeler, who scored earlier in the night with the Andrea Dailly trained Adelle Bale, who completed the 595 metres Rapidvite Stop Cough Grade 5 in 34.56.
Mick Carter has certainly got Nova Vite firing on all cylinders. The Violet Town kennelled sprinter posted a 30.10 BOD win at The Meadows recently then followed it up with an all the way 29.67 victory at the Lightwood Road venue last week.
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From rags to riches MICKEY LEE, the exciting Cessnock trained prospect who scored brilliantly at Wentworth Park recently, was produced by a bitch bought for $1000, and then given away. Trained by Tony Callaghan for a syndicate that includes her breeder, Terry Kunde, Mickey Lee led throughout in a slick 30.19 to take her record to four wins from nine starts. “Her dam, Cass Appeal was bought for $1000 from her breeder, Barry Wilson, then won twice at Muswellbrook,”' Kunde explained. “I later got her for nothing but then was told she could not have pups.” “Our local veterinary surgeon, Peter Yore operated on her and said there was no reason she couldn’t become a mother.” “In March 2009 she whelped a litter that included Mickey Lee.” Kunde originally trained the bitch but his shift-work in the Newcastle coal industry saw him hand her over to Callaghan, a fulltime trainer. “She has blossomed under Tony’s care,” Kunde says. ********** DIGGER NORRIS, who upset the big names in Tuesday’s Grange Hotel Middle Distance Championship at Gosford, got her name through being born on Anzac Day. The daughter of Knocka Norris is trained at Lisarow by Merv Black, a retired Balmain butcher. Black and his pal, John Beattie bred Digger Norris from their bitch, Takeover Teddy, and race the greyhound in partnership. Black, who has only two greyhounds in work, set a record in 1972 when his stayer, Secret Sight won at Wentworth Park as a $101
THE JUDGING PANEL for the 2011 Queensland Greyhound Of The Year met in Brisbane last week. The nine voters opted for (in alphabetical order) Bogie King, Dashing Corsair and He Knows Uno as the three finalists. Ryan Ayre’s Bogie King won the National and Queensland Derbys; only the second greyhound to ever achieve that feat. Dwyer Lennon’s Dashing Corsair won the National Distance Championship and became the only greyhound to ever win the National Sprint and Distance Championships. Michael Patterson’s He Knows Uno ran more placings than wins, but it was usually at the highest level and he earned more prizemoney than any other greyhound considered. By any measurement, there was little separating six greyhounds. Take the Australian Greyhound Racing Association’s ratings for Group races Australia-wide for 2011 as an example. It shows He Knows Uno as joint fourth, Bogie King 10th and Dashing Corsair 12th in the whole of the land. Connections of Group 1 winners Metz Magic, Iso Octane and Glen Gallon are no doubt wondering why their greyhounds didn’t make the final three. It’s a case of 2011 was a stellar year of fierce competition. The winner will be announced at the Greyhound Awards Night at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane on Saturday, February 18.
GOTY stats DASHING CORSAIR won the 2010 Queensland Greyhound Of The Year.
chance, equal to the longest-priced winner on a Sydney dog track. ********** COOL SLATTS, fastest qualifier for Saturday’s Country Challenge Wauchope Cup, has responded to an altered routine applied by his new trainer, John Cameron. Cameron , who tr ains at Mitchell’s Island, near Taree, got the dog under three months ago. “He had been with Rose Birrell, a good Sydney trainer, but I wanted to get him showing more early pace so knew I had to change his training,” Cameron said. “There is a man-made lake at nearby Harrington and I swim him there without trialling him between races.” “It seems to have done the trick because he took the lead in the middle stages before winning his Cup heat at Wauchope, and was a bit unlucky when second to Wild Ride at Wenty Park on December 16.” ********** PERCE FLETCHER, who died last week aged 90, was a GBOTA Director from 1982 to 1994, Chairman of the Central Coast Branch for over 20 years and also a leading trainer. In 1951 Fletcher began training out of the backyard of his Yagoona home, but his world was torn apart 11 years later when he was struck by a hit -and -run d rive r whilst exercising three greyhounds. Two of the dogs, Rob’s Desire and Terry’s Desire were killed, and Fletcher was so severely injured he was unable to train for several years. But he made a triumphant return to the track in 1970 when he trained Arthur’s Desire to victory in the National Derby at Wentworth Park.
QLD Paul Dolan Co-finalists that year were He Knows Uno and High Earner. For 2011, Dashing Corsair and He Knows Uno line up again. Has there been a similar case before? The answer is “yes”, and it has happened twice. In 1993 Trojan Tears was the winner over Toban Leah and Worthy Reward. In 1994 Toban Leah and Worthy Reward were again finalists; the award going to Flying Amy that year. In 1986 Kirsty’s First won the title over Hopeful Doll and Pretty Fearless. In 1987 Pretty Fearless was the winner ahead of Hopeful Doll and Track Trump. THERE HAVE BEEN two dual winners of the award. Inaugural Gabba star, Top Simbi won in 1973 and 1974. And the great sprinting bitch, Flying Amy was the top hound in 1994 and 1995.
Beaut bonuses A NEW BONUS or incentive scheme, called Racing Queensland Incentive Scheme (RQIS), commenced on New Year’s Day. Ron Ball won the first bonus of $1,500 at the Albion Park Monday meeting. There were two RQIS Bonus
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Could Avondale Queen be our next ‘big find’. It’s quite possible, judging by her marvellous record to date.
WITH a new year starting, all fanatical punters and the like try to find a new superstar, that at the year’s end they can rightly say “picked that one 12 months ago”. Well, those who have seen Avondale Queen in her first four starts might just be thinking along those very same superstar lines. Whelped in July 2009, Avondale Queen is by Trewly Special out of Golorinda and has brought a relatively new name to the training ranks, as Beau Hedley prepares this zippy black chaser. Avondale Queen faced the starter for the first time at Maitland on December 1 and clocked a reasonable 22.91. Seven days later, with the experience under her belt, the winning time
was reduced to a flying 22.39 for the 400 metres trip. The young trainer didn’t rest there, as he was back with his girl the next week, this time over 450 metres. The result was another victory in a smart 25.06, and the extra distance didn’t cause any worry. Then it was off to Betchoice Gardens where a 515 metres journey awaited. This performance stamped her papers as genuine Group class. with
an astonishing win in 29.58. or just .35 outside the course record (put another way, it’s 5¾ lengths off the best). Another part of this impressive CV is her four wins to date that have come from boxes 4, 5, 7, 8, so draws haven’t been real kind. At the end of 2012 we all may call Avondale Queen by the same name as her sire – Trewly Special. She is shaping as one. - Ron Arnold
races at the Ipswich meeting the following day and the money was won. In the 520 metres Maiden, Noel Evans from Thagoona picked up a $1,000 bonus on top of the first prizemoney of $858 when Heartland Girl scored a nice win in the smart Avondale Queen has had just four career starts for four fast wins in very time of 30.71. The 431 metres Novice was also fast times for Beau Hedley and owner, Michael Brown. a bonus race and was won by the Michael Boody owned and trained Koongal. The figures were the same, winning prizemoney of $858 plus a $1,000 RQIS Bonus. Litters can be registered into the RQIS scheme for a total of $220. Or greyhounds born in Queensland before July 1 last year can be He Knows Uno Dashing Corsair Bogie King paid up for at $220 each. The bonuses apply to selected races at TAB meetings and are advertised in advance. In the case where, say a Novice race is advertised as the bonus event, and two Novice races are on the program, RQ selects, in its opinion, the BOGIE KING, Dashing Corsair and Dashing Corsair won the Group stronger of the races to be the bonus He Knows Uno were today named 1 National Distance Championship, as the three finalists for the title of becoming the first greyhound to win event. 2011 Queensland Greyhound of the both the National Sprint and There’s an upper age limit of 32 Year. Distance titles. He also won the months to be able to win a bonus. It was a stellar year for Group 3 Big Dog Cup and Group 3 At Rockhampton and Townsville Queensland greyhounds on the Superstayers, and was placed in the the bonus is $500. For Albion Park’s twilight and racetrack with a significant number Group 1 Association Cup and the Ipswich Tuesday meetings, it’s of individual Group race winners Group 2 Wentworth Park Gold Cup. and local greyhounds winning both He Knows Uno won the Group 3 $1,000. Albion Park on Monday nights the National Sprint and Distance Flying Amy Classic and Group 3 Rover Mowers Cup and was placed and Ipswich Friday twilights is titles. Each of the three finalists in the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, $1,500, while the bonus for Albion produced outstanding performances the Group 2 Bulli Gold Cup and the Park on a Thursday night is $3,000. during 2011. Group 1 Winter Cup. Bogie King won the Group 1 The winner will be announced at Consider this The healthiest part of a donut is the National Derby and the Group 2 the RQs Greyhound Awards night to hole in the middle. But you have to Queensland Derby, and was placed be held at the Sofitel Brisbane on in the Group 1 Topgun. Saturday February 18, 2012. eat the rest to get to the hole. National Greyhound Form, Thursday, January 12th, 2012 – Page 13
Welcome back IT’S NICE to see you all back with us in 2012. I do hope you all had a lovely time over the holiday period. It was a busy time for Group races, as the Group 1 Sale Cup was the last of the top Group races for 2011. being run on Boxing Day, whilst the Group 1 Silver Chief started 2012 off on New Year’s Day. And the former Group 1, now Group 2 Laurels Classic was held on December 29. The National Derby and National Futurity are the next Group 1’s on the calendar, whilst there’s a swag of Group 2’s and 3’s on in January.
Well deserved MYSTIC APPLE finally broke his Group duck, and oddly enough it wasn’t in a sprint race, but a Group 1 staying event The son of Hallucinate and Spiral Siyan stepped up to the 650 metres at Sale in their Cup, and in a heat went like last week’s pay out in front before being run down right at the end. He displayed similar tactics in the final but this time he was just a bit stronger at the end and defied all challengers. The Val Awramenko owned and trained chaser has a great record so far, having scored in 25 of his 55 starts. During 2011 he made four other Group Finals, running sixth in the Group 2 Warragul Cup over 460 metres to El Grand Senor, as well as being a luckless neck second behind that same dog in the Group 2 Shepparton Cup over 450 metres. In between he was runner up to Strong Intention in the Group 2 McKenna Memorial at Sandown over 595 metres, losing that race by three quarters of a length. Finally, he made the Group 2 Geelong Cup final over 460 metres, finishing seventh to Dyna Tron but only losing by four and a half lengths after finding trouble. Now that we know how strong this bloke is, he might be worth watching in a race such as the Cranbourne Cup. We do remember that “stayers” love the 520 metres trip there.
Just kept improving STETSON DONNA commenced her career on September 15 in a Geelong 460 metres Maiden and ran second. She then ran fourth at the same track and distance before ringing up a hat-trick of seconds at Warragul (twice) over 460 metres and Sandown over 515 metres. She then ran last at Sandown over the 515 metres before running two more seconds at that track at that trip. Those efforts put the writing on the wall that the daughter of Premier Style and Silent Flower was close to breaking through. In both of those races she chased Defrim Bale home. It was her ninth start when she fronted at The Meadows over 525 metres on November 23 and led throughout to score in 30.34 in a Maiden heat. She followed that up on Decem-
ber 3rd by leading from go to whoa to score in the final in 30.28. Back to Sandown, she came from behind to take out a heat of the Group 2 Laurels Classic over 515 metres in 29.78. She followed that up by landing a semi in 29.56 with another come from behind effort. And then in the final of the $50,000 to the winner event she made sure of her fate by jumping to the front to be an all the way winner in 29.54. Each time she races she treks down from Finley in NSW accompanied by her owner trainer, Peter Dundon. Now a lot of people may look at her breeding and scratch their heads. Her parents certainly aren’t household names but that doesn’t mean they don’t have much recommending them; quite the opposite in fact. Her sire, Premier Style is a son of Premier Fantasy and Stunning Style, with that bitch being by Awesome Assassin from Creative. Breeding buffs will recognise her line, as she’s a daughter of Head Honcho and Wee Sal. Pretty impressive stuff, eh? Hey, it gets better though, as her dam, Silent Flower is a daughter of Go Wild Teddy and Ashlee Jeannine, who in turn is by Gun Law Osti from Floodgate. Well, I guess female lines don’t come much better than that. Silent Flower is a litter sister of Grimby Teddy, Heza Tuff Teddy, Regal Jasper and Regal Ricky, and a half-sister of more top class chasers than you can poke a stick at. So anyhow, now you know where Stetson Donna gets her ability from; her great bloodlines.
Number five IF, as a trainer you land one feature/ Group race, you can consider yourself very lucky indeed. If you win any feature/Group race more than once it could be said that makes you a very good trainer. If you can win the same race five times I think it’s fair to say we can label you as having a penchant for the event and list you with all the great trainers. Jason Thompson just landed his fifth Silver Chief, and that is an amazing effort, to say the least. But there are some things about all of this that make doing this truly remarkable. The dog to give Jason his fifth Silver Chief was Godsend… a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Sensation Lee. Does that breeding sound familiar? I actually wrote a little story about this bloke’s litter brother, Hurlee some time back. Now the pairing of Bombastic Shiraz and Sensation Lee was a repeat mating, and as you know it’s produced a Group 1 winner. The two members of the previous litter were Lochinvar Marlow and
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Lochinvar Vogue. As you know, Lochinvar Marlow won the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder. Okay, so we now have a repeat mating with a Group 1 winner in both litters. For those who are totally against repeat matings, just re-read that. We’ve extolled the virtues of both Bombastic Shiraz and Sensation Lee here before, but if you check out Sensation Lee’s breeding you’ll notice that her dam, Grigorieva is a daughter of Awesome Assassin. Mentioning that chaser and a lot will remember that Jason Thompson trained him. And not only that, they may also recall that he won a Silver Chief too… in 1996 to be precise. In an extraordinary series of events, Jason also won a Silver Chief with Awesome Assassin’s sire, Light Of Fire (1994) and Awesome Assassin’s son, Ben’s Fury (2005). Jason’s other winner in the Group 1 Puppy Classic was Fedex, and to keep the family tradition going, that chaser’s dam was Tranquil Goddess, a daughter of Awesome Assassin’s litter sister, Goddess Of Fire.
Choking their dough I SPOTTED a dog in a race recently with some interesting form. Interesting in the fact that this dog must have some sort of starting box phobia, or something. It’s past six runs showed two ‘very slow outs’ and four ‘went up with the lids’. Okay, so if you’re silly enough to back this dog you’re basically betting that it might actually leave the traps with the other seven runners and possibly be some sort of a chance. Look, I can accept that a dog might go up with the lids, and it could be a one-off thing or it may happen a second time in a rare occasion. But if it happens a second time when a dog already has one of those on its form, I’d like to know why the Stewards haven’t pulled it in with a please explain. And it really beats the heck out of me how it managed four of those and it still hadn’t been pinged and put on a Satisfactory Trial All Tracks. And do you want to know something… well it kept its record perfect for bungling the jump at its most recent start. The Stewards Report stated that it went up with the lids at boxrise and was slow out. Now if you want this to get any sillier, this dog was vetted twice after the race and injuries were found, and it copped five days for said injuries. But this is where it becomes bizarre. The Stewards issued a warning to the trainer regarding the greyhound’s racing manners on the first turn. What about the fact that punters who aren’t up to speed on reading form are continually choking their dough on this dog?
The ton up TWO ITEMS that regularly arise with breeding are repeat matings, and the number of starts the dam had. As we know, there are those who only want unraced sisters to champions or breeders who won’t use a bitch that’s had more than “x” number of starts. And then there’s another train of thought that if you use bitches that had long-racing careers then there’s a good chance you’ll get dogs that actually race for a while. Bitches that have had 100 starts or more are shunned by a lot of breeders. We had champion, Floodgate listed as having had that many races
but she’s showing as 99 elsewhere, anyhow, close enough and of course, she did race up to 630 metres. Most breeders, no matter what train of thought they had, would have done anything to get Floodgate. Then again, if some had her, she’d never had been bred from. But therein lies another little thing, seeing as I mentioned Floodgate running 630 metres trips, breeders don’t mind if say a bitch has a lot of starts if they’re short course sprints, but a lot of staying starts and they go all weak at the knees. Well now, Elektra was a champion stayer who did the majority of her racing at the longer trips and actually went around 101 times. Ooh, I see some breeders running for their lives at the thought of breeding from her. Well, she’s had a couple of litters race; one to Where’s Pedro and one to Premier Fantasy, and they’ve done very well for themselves. From her first litter, Lektra Jay has been a really good competitor and from her second, Lektra Johnson has posted 29.38 around Sandown. Another staying bitch who had more than 100 starts was Seminole, and she won from 395 metres to 710 metres at Albion Park, and at the staying trip the tally of firsts tallied a dozen. Anyhow, her first litter was to Collision and its thrown Whispering Wind, who just contested the Group 1 Silver Chief final. Another bitch that had over 100 starts was Sonador, and she has already thrown plenty of winners too. To end this segment, I’ll look at another modern day repeat mating that was very successful. Geoff’s Mate went to Texas Gold and threw champion stayer, Drill ’Em. The daughter of Ashigga and Executive Maggie also threw a few handy ones in that first litter, and a few more than handy in the second litter, including Carbon Fibre, Carve ’Em and Texem. I see she visited that same sire again just recently, so it’ll be interesting to see what’s in that litter.
The silence was deafening (Part 2) I FIRED out emails a week and a half ago to quite a few high up people within greyhound racing around the countryside just to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I figure most of you took your holiday leave early.
Your Say “Fisher Man” stated, “I read through all your awards and you explained everything very well and I think you got it right.” Thank you. “Clever Fella” with, “Very good call on the Awards, I see what you mean, I actually rated Radley Bale for AGOTY ahead of High Earner and Dyna Tron.” “I felt that because the staying ranks were quite thin, their importance was less than normal.” A few felt the same way with the stayers, anyhow, your picks are duly noted. “Tas Wegian” remarked, “Thanks for giving Hobart a mention, they are the people-friendly club.” So it seems, I call them as I see them, and I liked what they did with the Hobart Thousand. “Mr Expert” stated, “I agree with most of your winners, although I’m surprised Kilty Lad didn’t get a mention.” Kilty Lad was really dead stiff. In fact, any other year and he’d probably have won a section.
The best male sprinter category had at least six dogs that could have won including the three I gave the awards to, Dyna Tron, Radley Bale and High Earner, as well as Kilty Lad, He Knows Uno and Allen Harper. And as I said in the best new talent, Heston Bale ran track records at both Sandown and The Meadows, so you could have called him the best male sprinter. A very hard year indeed.
The best rule I’VE mentioned this before but it’s still a really good rule of thumb when it comes to breeding. I want you to imagine that you’re sitting watching TV one night and there’s a knock at the door. You open it and find a man standing there with an armful of greyhound puppies. He says, “Do you want them?” So what will your first question be? Most would ask, “What are they by?” And depending on what the man tells you will determine whether you answer yes or no. If you don’t like the breeding, you’ll more than likely say no, despite the fact you’re getting them for free. And of course if you do like the breeding, you’ll probably say yes.
How’d they rank AT THE END of December, the AGRA ratings for race dogs were: 1. Dyna Tron 2. Radley Bale 3. Kilty Lad =4. Bobby Boucheau =4. He Knows Uno 6. High Earner 7. Shereen Bale 8. Allen Harper 9. Tonneli Bale 10. Bogie King The breeding section saw Collision head the sires list over Where’s Pedro, Bombastic Shiraz, Big Daddy Cool, Surf Lorian, Primo Uno, Over Flo, Premier Fantasy, Hallucinate, with Bit Chili making the Top 10. The broodies Top 10 were Abbadale Gold, Gold Rush Bale, Or Catra, Honeymoon’s Over, Dallas Gypsy, Minkara Bale, Ambrosia Bale, Winsome Bluebird, Horizon Bale and Kazar Bale.
This week’s Teaser GREYHOUNDS with names of three words have at times been real top class chasers. See if you can identify these just by their initials, and I’ll give you a clue, they’ve all won big races (listed). 1. EGS (Melbourne Cup) 2. CTV (Easter Egg) 3. DOW (Australian Cup) 4. VMV (Ballarat Cup) 5. GWT (Melbourne Cup) 6. SMM (National Sprint) 7. TTT (National Distance) 8. MHG (Laurels) ANSWERS NEXT WEEK
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Lismore attracts plenty of visitors over the Christmas holiday break and these youngsters, in town for representative cricket duties, enjoyed their visit to the Coleman Point track and got to get up close with Trevor Salmoni’s Black Bore, who saluted in 30.53 on January 3. - pic courtesy Lisa Vanderstok
Wild Ace won both his heat and final of the Supervite Hi-Performance sponsored series at Lismore on January 3. He careered away in the final, scoring by eight lengths in a BON 30.21 for owner trainer, Robin Palmer. Pictured is sponsor and Supervite Hi-Performance representative, Peter Brown with Robin and Val Palmer. - pic courtesy Lisa Vanderstok
Jason Stuart with Big Noter, after the white and blue chaser had recently Bafana Bafana, an 8/1 shot that took out the Claude Powell Memorial at Cannington recently in 30.89. Judy taken out a Mixed 3rd/4th Grade in 30.44 at Cannington recently for the Powell, Claude’s widow is standing second from the right behind those kneeling. Kajevajamas Syndicate.
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MANY readers would know of Robert Britton and Graeme Bate’s aborted plans to tackle the 2011 Irish Derby. Red tape, red tape and more red tape finally saw the two leading trainers throw their hands up and declare it became just too impossible. The Irish didn’t help matters either by sitting on their hands, but that’s another story. Anyway, the Poms got a sniff of the Aussie assault and decided they might like to try an entice some genuine green and gold fighting kangaroo endorsed chasers to have a crack at the English Derby at Wimbledon. Details are pretty sketchy at the moment, but sponsors, William Hill arere determined to get some sprinters from down under to tackle the English and Irish chasers at the famous Plough Lane Road Stadium in south-west London. There was originally plans to promote a qualifying event here in Oz in which the first three greyhounds won the right to represent Australia in the 2012 English Derby series. However, that idea has been scrapped, and William Hill Sponsorship and PR Manager, Jennie Prest confided to OTL that they have been working with DEFRA about travel rules and are close to putting out an information sheet to alert international owners and trainers of their plans. They intend to help any overseas connections with travel subsidies in an attempt to encourage international competition. OTL has been advised that the William Hill PR department will notify interested Aussie trainers very early in the new year. Apart from waiting for that important PR, interested parties can contact Jennie direct on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wagon train I KNOW integrity issues are first and foremost on most Stewards minds when officiating at tracks. Punters are to be protected at all times, and the number one priority should be that the sport is seen to be policed at the highest level. Now down south on the Apple Isle their greyhound stewards have been active lately in policing what they perceive to be unusual racing patterns and are to be commended on their diligence. But maybe a better understanding of the term “form reversals” should be placed on the agenda at their next symposium. Take the case of former Victorian chaser, Ward Bond. A winner of nine races on the mainland before taking up residence on the Island State, the fawn sprinter saluted first up in Tasmania at Launceston on December 5. Lightly raced since a 30.38 non penalty victory at The Meadows in late July, he had been beaten at his past four starts in Victoria in much harder races. Rated a good reliable breaker, he handled a Grade 4 sprint event at Launceston, leading all the way in a
The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it. steady 30.41, which was about up to expectations on the form he had disclosed in Victoria. Started at $11 but “Stewards queried trainer representative, M. Taylor in relation to Ward Bond’s apparent improved performance this evening”. M. Taylor stated that Ward Bond had been trialling well and was having it’s first race for its new trainer”. M. Taylor stated that he was not surprised with the performance of Ward Bond this evening, based on it’s recent trial performance”. Game set and match! Stewards refrained from further comment in that official December 5 Stewards Report. Another case involved a two-time winner, Regent Bonny, whose connections were asked to explain the “apparent disappointing performance” when it ran last (8th) at Devonport on November 15. “Stewards spoke to trainer representative, Ms. S. Sutton in regards to the apparent disappointing performance of Regent Bonny”. “Ms. Sutton explained that the greyhound is normally a good beginner, but missed the start today, thus affecting it’s chances”. That’s okay, question asked; question answered. But maybe Tassie’s sports coppers could have taken more notice of the earlier text in the SR that concerned this particular race, the tenth on the November 15 program. “Regent Bonny went up the lids and was slow out”. Personally I haven’t seen too many greyhounds that actually “go up with the lids” then win races, and I don’t expect to see any in the future. Another baffling incident involved Shanghai Rex, who scored a strong win at Devonport on December 6 in a pedestrian 26.54 (track record is 25.13). Youngster, Shanghai Rex was having his third start and was a $29 chance. His Juvenile win was about 22 lengths outside the Best Of Day. However, after a debut second in a Betfair Tasmanian Breeders Classic heat, beaten nearly five lengths in 26.66, then an eighth in the semi-final when a $70 pop, Stewards, in their wisdom, decided to interrogate connections over a perceived form improvement. “A post race swab sample was taken from Shanghai Rex, the winner of the event”. “Stewards spoke to Trainers representative, R. Martin in relation to the apparent improved performance of Shanghai Rex in this event”. M. Martin stated in his opinion that Shanghai Rex had been trialling well and began quickly. M. Martin further stated that he could offer no other explanation for the improved performance, other than this was the
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THANKS to Sports Betting guru, Gerard Daffy, we are able to bring readers a “blast from the past”. Current Capalaba President, Alec Stevens resided in Victoria for quite some time before being enticed north, where it’s “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. The former Lara resident happened to produce a longshot winner at Sandown Park 43 years ago that started at the remarkable odds of 250/1. The following is a report of the victory, courtesy of a Greyhound Weekly cutting from an old and tattered exercise book kept by Daffy.
The Last 250/1 winner Alec Stevens lent us his scrap book and pictured of the night his dog, Apollo Prince, won the first race at Sandown Park in March 1968 at the huge odds of 250/1. Apollo Prince was by Baratta greyhound’s second race start”. Form improvement. He just ran up to his capabilities, although limited at that. I don’t condone the stewards actions in these three cases, but boys and girls, please learn to read a form guide a little better and be a little more prudent in determining what you consider to be form reversals.
Justification IF you haven’t been paying attention or counting, 11 full/part-time GRV employees have now been implicated in the betting scandal that has shook the foundations of the Chetywnd Street Casino. The latest press release by GRV, acting on the recommendations of Sal Perna’s RIC on-going inquiry into issues of integrity within the codes headquarters, didn’t earn one line in any of the major media outlets. Aren’t we lucky... or are we? Imagine the intense scrutiny and mileage if either of the other two codes had ‘fessed up to a similar scandal. It would certainly grab a headline or two, and it has, with the harness code in Sydney trying to defend alle-
from Jordana and had been showing a bit of promise as a stayer, but he went out completely shunned by punters and bookies alike. But one punter managed to collect a tidy sum on Apollo that night. He fronted a bookie who was offering 100/1 on Apollo Prince and took $400 to $4 about him. After he had laid the bet, he said to the bookie, “That’s not a bad price considering he ran a good race here last start.” With a flourish that few bookies could muster, the fielder tweaked Apollo Prince’s price right out to 250/1 and replied, “That’s his right price.” “I’d better have another $4 on him at that price” said the punter. “You’ve got it,” said the bookie. “Do you want it again?” “Too right,” said the punter, reaching into his kick. gations of rorts and collusion within the stewards department and harness drivers being investigated by police. Despite the “pats on the back” as to how well the sport is travelling in Victoria, and how we are acknowledged as the premier greyhound state in the country, “Joe Public” isn’t informed and the sports news media just aren’t interested in the latest scandal. Greyhound racing is flying in this state, overtaken the harness code, but the success recipe can be simply attributed to some cagey negotiations performed a few years back when we simply did an “Oliver”, and asked for more of the distribution cake due to the amount of greyhound meetings punters could wager on. A total of 774 meetings were staged in 2007, whilst this year 917 meetings enticed punters to try the dishlickers. The more races you put on Sky Channel 1 and 2, the more turnover. It’s not rocket science. The bottom line with all three racing codes is market share, and in this area, greyhound racing is pumping up it’s tyres with helium.
After the race, the bookie was heard to mutter, “If my luck’s that bad, I’m off for a holiday”, and the next day he took off for a fortnight on the Gold Coast.” Unfortunately Alec was not so lucky with Apollo’s Prince’s win. His wife, Judy went out to have a modest wager on the dog, but when she saw the price she shirked the issue and took 33/1 with the concession bookmakers. Apollo Prince defeated Danielle’s Tip and Fairbairn Light and his time for the 785 yards journey was 45.1/16th (45.07). As far as Alec knows, Apollo Prince is the only dog for many, many years to win at such a long price. It is not very often that this price is seen at any race meeting, and even rarer when they win, so Apollo Prince certainly has a unique bit of history to record next to his name. But back to the problem, if you could call it that, the core of this inquiry, betting within the administration. Firstly, giving employees betting vouchers at Christmas parties and then pinging them for using them on our sport is a bit tough. Secondly, not having a rigid “non gambling” policy for employees suggests those in charge may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Coupled with the embarrassing dummy spit regarding the about face on the microchipping debacle, many interstate administrators are quietly having a chuckle at the current state of play in this once highly regarded greyhound state. Despite flying under the radar, once again, with this scandal, rightly or wrongly, many people are embarrassed and cringe at the thought that someone has lost their livelihood by placing an alleged $10 innocuous bet on a provincial greyhound venue in Western Australia. How that can affect the integrity of the sport in Victoria has me stumped... but them’s the rules nowadays.
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AGRA RUN OF THE MONTH AWARD - Dec 2011
Heston Bale & Noble Pedro It’s a tie: The AGRA’s Run of the Month for December 2011 has been awarded to joint winners Heston Bale and Noble Pedro after both greyhounds set new time standards at city venues on the same night, December 17. The night will go down in greyhound racing history as a rare occasion and a very rare occurrence. Never has two more important sprint records been set within a half hour of each other in different states.
AGRA GREYHOUND OF THE MONTH AWARD - Dec 2011
Dyna Tron after winning the Hobart Thousand.
AGRA’s Greyhound of the Month for December is again for the second month in a row brilliant Victoria sprinter, Dyna Tron. Continuing his outstanding form from November, he started by finishing a gallant second in the Group 1 Brisbane Cup behind Glen Gallon. Then he went to Hobart, winning a heat and a thrilling final of the Group 1 Hobart Thousand when back on a horseshoe track at Elwick.
AGRA GREYHOUND RACING BREEDING RANKINGS END DECEMBER 2011
THE FIRST of New South Wales’ Group races for 2012 was held at Gosford last Tuesday night, with the Woy Woy Poultry Gosford Gold Cup taken out by Prince Diablo, who added another trophy to the owner's mantelpiece following his Canberra Cup success late last year. The $40,000 to winner final produced a quality line-up with strong support for many runners, while Prince Diablo went to the start at $3.00 favourite, with the getaway to be all-important. When the lids rose, brilliant beginner, Wez Da Risk from box three was at her best and speared straight to the front, clocking a fast 5.38 for the first section. Approaching the first corner there was a wall of greyhounds behind her and something had to give. Leaving the straight the outside division that included of Adam Meway, Rybenbrook and Gable Drum all jammed into Things Missing and Main Drag, with Prince Diablo being pushed onto the fence. This was the defining moment of the 515 metres race, and as they fanned for the run into the back it was Prince Diablo that slipped into second spot with the tearaway leader well in his sights. Wez Da Risk was straining every muscle by the time they reached the top corner, however, the tiny 26kg chaser could hear the much bigger Prince Diablo closing rapidly. After at first trying to slip past the leader on the fence, Prince Diablo changed course and moved to the outside as they came down the side. The race was as good as over on the home corner, where Prince Diablo surged clear. Racing right away over the concluding stages and to the cheers of his supporters, Prince Diablo defeated a gallant Wez Da Risk by six
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and a half lengths in 29.92, with Nicholas’s Habit running on to take third place, a further three lengths away. Trained by John Finn, Prince Diablo took his earnings to $120,000, whilst the son of Premier Fantasy and Best Of Diablo has now had 36 career starts for 18 wins and six placings. Wez Da Risk (Run The Risk x Wez Da Picnic), trained by Pauline Moran, has had 27 career starts for nine wins and 11 placings, whilst Nicholas’s Habit Burton (Premier Fantasy x Shireen’s Habit).has gathered 17 wins and 28 placings from 81 starts for trainer, Marie Burton.
Follow the road CONNECTIONS of Oaks Road would be rightfully disappointed their charge didn’t make the Gold Cup final after the 31kg son of Spiral Nikita won the Cup Consolation in 29.79, some two lengths quicker handfed in by Prince Diablo in the main event. From box five Oaks Road was well into stride along with Fancy Dean in the stripe vest. In the drive to the first corner it was Oaks Road that bounced into Fancy Dean and came out of the duel in front as they headed to the back. Oaks Road went flying through the second section, and as hard as he tried, Fancy Dean simply couldn’t make any impression on the front runner.
From well back, Young Snozz started to run on out wide after being pushed deep in early proceedings. Straightening for bthe run-in Oaks Road was going strongly and easily held out Fancy Dean and scored by four and three quarter lengths. with Young Snozz only a half head away third. Oaks Road (x Leprechaun Pace) is trained by Mark Gatt and took his prize money tally to just shy of $100,000 from 33 starts, whilst his CV shows 10 wins and 15 placings. Prepared by Wally Lutiger, Fancy Dean (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy) has raced on 45 occasions for 22 wins and 17 placings, whilst Young Snozz (Collision x Special Doll), trained by Jason Mackay, has had 24 career starts with eight wins and 11 placings. VETERAN trainer, Merv Black grabbed a piece of the night’s action when Digger Norris was too strong in claiming the Middle Distance Championship over 600 metres. After a good beginning from box two, Digger Norris sat behind early pacesetter, Pure Adrenalin until the home corner. Taking a rails run, Digger Norris got past Pure Adrenalin and went home too solidly, winning by one and three quarter lengths, whilst Bomb Disposal was a distant eight lengths back in third place with the time recorded at 35.47. Digger Norris (Knocka Norris x Takeover Teddy) to date has had 61 career starts for seven wins and 17 placings. Pure Adrenalin (Made To Size x Jukebox Jessie) for Queensland trainer, George Brodie, from 70 career starts has produced 18 wins with 18 placings, whilst the Neil Staines trained Bomb Disposal (Big Daddy Cool x Bulletproof Girl) has had 25 career starts for eight wins and seven placings.
Class-act, Prince Diablo proved far too good in the 515 metres Gosford Gold Cup last week. Trained by John Finn, the handsome white and black racer won by six and a half lengths and halted the timer at 29.92.
AGRA GREYHOUND RACING RANKINGS END DECEMBER 2011
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Wentworth Park is excited to announce next week’s Group 2 Final fields following two heats of the Globe Memorial Plate (720m) and three heats of the Multiquip Bob Payne Summer Sprint (520m) tonight (January 7). Both of the Group 2 events attracted a high calibre of runners in the heats with racing enthusiasts looking forward to the Saturday January 14 Finals. First to be conducted were the two heats of the Globe Memorial Plate, which saw Victorian Echelon qualify fastest, taking out heat one in 42.54. Jason Mackay trained Zipping Lad continued his fruitful summer winning heat two over He’s My Future and Thrilling Frank in 42.64. Mackay said following the box draw he was pleased where both his finalists had drawn. “Given the red doesn’t jump I think my two are going to position well early. “Zipping Lad has had a big few
months but he will readjust back to the Wentworth Park start next week,” Mackay said. “I think this year will be his year, he is still a few runs off his peak but I am tipping he will have a big one.” Mackay offered about Zipping Lad. The Globe Memorial heats also saw the emergence of 2011 Golden Easter Egg runner up, He Knows Uno, as a stayer. Speaking after the box draw trainer Michael Patterson said he was extremely pleased with the greyhound’s efforts behind Echelon. “I was very impressed with his first 700 run,” Patterson said. “He has gone 42.74 on converted time and I think with a little weight to come off him and the right draw out wide, we will give it a shake next week.” The Multiquip Bob Payne Summer Sprint also brought about excitement trackside as the reigning Golden Easter Egg champion Radley Bale, Victorian Group 1 winner
Kilty Lad and NSW Sprinter Oaks Road all won their respective heats. Radley Bale had to hold off a late charge from Young Snozz in heat one, with the run pleasing connections of both runners. “He was a big run Young Snozz, he took five lengths off Radley Bale and it is well documented what Radley Bale can do,” Young Snozz trainer Jason Mackay said. Meanwhile Rob Camilleri for the Graeme Bate kennel said the team were pleased with the run of Radley Bale. “We know we have a couple of lengths up our sleeve for next week, Graeme (Bate) just wanted to get them through tonight, they will be cherry ripe next week,” Camilleri said. “Drawing box eight isn’t ideal for Radley Bale, I honestly think Oaks Road will be the one to beat on box draw, but he (Radley Bale) did win the Egg from box 7 so I guess he remains a chance.”
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Victorian Litter Registration Details Sire
DYNA LACHLAN (Go Wild Teddy x Benden Flex) sired a litter of six dogs and four bitches from So Busy whelped September 4 that was registered by Pearcedale breeder, Todd O’Neill. So Busy is a daughter of Bitability Bale and Gleaming Sarah, who won 27of her 76 starts, notching four races at Ipswich over 520 metres with a PB of 30.89, as well as scoring over the 630 metres there in 37.70. She saluted over the 520 metres at Albion Park in 30.65, plus scored five times there over 600 metres with 35.12 being her quickest. She proved too good at Gawler over 531 metres in 31.02 and won there over 643 metres in 37.61. She picked up two wins at Angle Park over 515 metres with 30.07 being her best and won six races there over the 600 metres where 34.68 was her best, plus she was successful five times over the 731 metres there with 43.30 being her quickest. The other members of her litter were Foundy’s Mate (9 wins), Matayer (3 wins), Milord Milo (2 wins), Tomeels Scrap (5 wins) and Tomeels Tam (14 wins). So Busy has had two litters to race, with her first to Brett Lee whelped October 2008 producing Horatio Cane (3 wins), Strong Intention (17 wins) and What About Waz (3 wins). Litter number two was to Where’s Pedro whelped June 2009 giving us Busy Pedro (1 win), Fib A Lot (2 wins), Maddison’s Girl (6 wins) and Where’s Bizzy (2 wins). The dam was a very smart chaser and has already thrown a Group winner, suggesting these youngsters should find plenty of success on the track.
fastest, was victorious over 440 metres at Sale in 25.10, picked up two races at Wangaratta over 403 metres with 22.98 being her best and scored over 457 metres at Geelong in 26.10. She saluted at Warragul over 424 metres in 24.36 and was successful at Ballarat over 450 metres in 25.33. She landed a race at Horsham over 336 metres in 19.55, plus a Shepparton 390 metres win in 22.41. The other members of her litter were Burb’s Fury (3 wins), Deagon Diva (11 wins), Deagon Shadow (10 wins), Ima Pleb Too (4 wins), Pure Rush (11 wins), Rebel Rush (3 wins), Red Rustico (4 wins) and Turbo Tubbs (6 wins), whilst a previous litter produced Deagon Magic (3 wins), Deagon Storm (8 wins), McCurdy (13 wins), Movenova (1 win), Our Little Rush (5 wins), Pleb (6 wins) and Simon’s Legacy (5 wins). The dam had plenty of talent and comes from a pairing that won 107 races, which augurs extremely well for the future of these youngsters.
KNOCKA NORRIS (Elite State x Oriental Angel) sired a litter of three dogs and six bitches from Uno The Dream whelped September 1, registered by Officer breeder, Carole Brown. Uno The Dream, a daughter of Primo Uno and Ocker Osti, won five of her 51 outings. She scored three times over 520 metres at Cranbourne with a PB of 30.58 and over 515 metres at Sandown in 29.87, as well as saluting over 513 metres at Traralgon in 29.81. The other members of her litter were Allowance (30 wins) and Officiate (1 win). The dam was a strong chaser who comes from a successful line, which tells us that these youngsters should make their presence felt on the track.
NEIL ROWE, Manager of the Binborrin Syndicate, registered a litter by Texas Gold (Flying Penski x Sheza Swifty) from Geoff’s Mate and the two dogs and one bitch were whelped September 3. Geoff’s Mate, a daughter of Ashigga and Executive Maggie, scored in 13 of her 108 starts, winning four times over 513 metres at Traralgon with a PB of 29.79 and over the 658 metres there in 39.81. She scored over 520 metres at Cranbourne in 30.77 and over 699 metres there in 42.75, picked up two wins at Sandown with 30.07 being her quickest and scored at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.17, as well as winning three races there over 600 metres with 34.73 being her best. The other successful members of her litter were Executive Star (4 wins) and Jakelin (5 wins). Geoff’s Mate has had two litters to race to date, both to Texas Gold, with the first whelped March 2007 producing Black Tights (2 wins), Drill ‘em (16 wins), Grinner (4 wins), Punchbowl Trent (5 wins) and Sub Soil (6 wins), whilst her second whelped April 2009 left us Carbon Fibre (4 wins), Carve ’Em (5 wins) and Texem (5 wins). The dam has already produced a multiple Group 1 winner as well as numerous other smart chasers to the same sire, which says these youngsters should have a bright future on the track.
LYNDHURST breeder, Graham Ingamells registered a litter of three dogs and four bitches by Lord Ducal (Bombastic Shiraz x Ducal Princess) from Grab A Deal that was whelped August 28. Grab A Deal, a daughter of November Fury and Silent Manners, scored in 14 of her 46 tries, winning at Healesville over 340 metres in 18.84 and twice over 298 metres at Traralgon with a PB of 17.03. She won three races over 311 metres at Cranbourne with 17.59 being her
A LITTER registered by Lyndhurst breeder, Graham Ingamells is by Elgrando (Black Shiraz x My Madigan) and the five bitches whelped August 27 are from Zulu Zepha. The dam, a daughter of Cruise Creek and Watusi Zepha, won 16 of her 54 starts, scoring twice at Warragul over 424 metres with 24.28 being her best and twice at Sale over 440 metres with 24.70 her fastest. She won over 450 metres at Ballarat in 25.73, was successful at The Meadows
over 525 metres in 30.42, picked up a win at Healesville over 340 metres in 18.87 and over 457 metres at Geelong in 25.74. She landed a race at Bendigo over 430 metres in 24.50 and at Sandown over 515 metres in 30.24, saluted twice at Warrnambool over 450 metres with a PB of 25.32 and won at Traralgon over 513 metres in 30.08. She picked up a win at Hosham over 480 metres in 27.51 and at Wangaratta over 474 metres in 26.93, as well as at Shepparton over 390 metres in 22.31. The other members of her litter were Exit Speed (3 wins), Hot Zepha (11 wins), Jibberish (7 wins) and Marbo King (8 wins). Zulu Zepha has had two successful litters to race to date, with the first to Elgrando whelped March 2008 producing Mum’s Heart (4 wins) and Zuluman (4 wins). Litter number two was to Mogambo whelped September 2009, leaving By Starlight (4 wins), Zara Zulu (3 wins) and Zulu Nation (3 wins). The dam had a lot of ability and is now proven, which tells us that these youngsters should do well on the track.
DRYSDALE breeder, David Burnett registered a litter of one dog and six bitches by Bombastic Shiraz (Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde) from Spiral Siyan, whelped August 13. Spiral Siyan is an unraced daughter of Spiral Nikita and Flight And Life, with her only littermate being unraced too. Spiral Siyan has had two litters to race, with her first to Hallucinate whelped March 2008 leaving Carlton Hero (12 wins), Jimmy Cooper (5 wins), Mo Above (2 wins) and Mystic Apple (25 wins). Her second litter was to Black Enforcer whelped January 2010, producing Spiral Jill (1 win). The dam is beautifully bred and has already produced a Group 1 winner, which speaks volumes for the future prospects of these youngsters.
HURRICANE LUKE (Premier Fantasy x Sophie’s Belle) was the sire chosen by Beaconsfield Upper breeder, Eric Sykes for Akiko Alley and the six dogs and four bitches were whelped September 16. Akiko Alley, a daughter of Bond and Blues Alley, scored seven times in 41 goes, saluting twice at Dapto over 520 metres with a PB of 29.99 and twice there over 600 metres with 34.95 her best. She scored at Richmond over 535 metres in 30.78 and twice at Nowra over 520 metres where 29.86 was her fastest. The only other successful member of her litter was Thunda Bond (1 win). The dam is from a good line and had plenty of ability, suggesting these youngsters should make an impression on racing too.
El Grand Senor STEVE HAWKINS, Manager of the Hawkins Family Partners Syndicate, registered a litter by El Grand Senor (Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold) from Seminole and the five dogs and three bitches were
from 19/12/2011 to 24/12/2011 Dam
Dyna Lachlan So Busy 04/09/2011 6D 4B T. O’Neill Knocka Norris Uno The Dream 01/09/2011 3D 6B C. Brown Lord Ducal Grab A Deal 28/08/2011 3D 4B G. Ingamells Texas Gold Geoff’s Mate 03/09/2011 2D 1B N. Rowe Elgrando Zulu Zepha 27/08/2011 0D 5B G. Ingamells Bombastic Shiraz Spiral Siyan 13/08/2011 1D 6B D. Burnett Hurricane Luke Akiko Alley 16/09/2011 6D 4B E. Sykes El Grand Senor Seminole 19/09/2011 5D 3B S. Hawkins Trewly Special Amy’s Teddy 08/09/2011 2D 0B S. Mallia Collision Dragon Angel 17/05/2011 5D 1B R. Clark Where’s Pedro Sonador 14/07/2011 1D 2B A. Lauterboom Collision Salegreys Classy 21/08/2011 2D 7B T. Chatwin In the week from December 19 to December 24 there were 12 litters registered with GRV.
whelped September 19. Seminole, a daughter of Big Daddy Cool and Call Collect, scored 18 times in 140 attempts, winning twice at Albion Park over 395 metres with a best of 23.20 and four times there over 600 metres with a PB of 35.57, plus she picked up 12 wins there over 710 metres with 42.22 being her quickest. The other successful members of her litter were Gannon (9 wins), Heidi Ho (1 win), Lahdi Dah (3 wins) and Spontaneous (6 wins). Seminole has had one litter to race and that was to Collision whelped January 2010, producing Glow After Dark (2 wins) and Whispering Wind (5 wins). The dam was a champion stayer and is now proven, suggesting that these youngsters should have their share of ability too.
TREWLY SPECIAL (Brett Lee x Chloe Jones) sired a litter of two dogs from Amy’s Teddy whelped September 8 and registered by Lalor breeder, Simon Mallia. Amy’s Teddy, a daughter of Token Prince and Smokey Melody, won five of her 33 goes, scoring at Richmond over 330 metres in 19.32 and twice there over 535 metres with a PB of 30.92. She saluted over 515 metres at Bulli in 29.49 and won at Wentworth Park over 520 metres in 30.61. The other members of her litter were Bright Keeping (18 wins), I Love Lucy (12 wins), Prince Keeping (13 wins) and We Love Princess (3 wins), whilst a previous pairing produced Bazwill (16 wins), Cawbourne Megsy (6 wins), Cawbourne Smokey (13 wins), Claudianna (4 wins) and Miss Livvy Doons (1 win). Amy’s Teddy has had one successful litter to race so far and that was to Elite State whelped January 2008, producing Amy’s A Fox (12 wins) and Pride Of Five (1 win). The dam comes from a great cross and is already proven, which suggests that these youngsters should taste their share of success on the track.
TOOLLEEN breeder, Rod Clark registered a litter by Collision (Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) and the resultant five dogs and one bitch whelped May 17 are from Dragon Angel. The dam, a daughter of Elite State and Oriental Angel, won 11 of her 70 outings, picking up three wins at the Gold Coast over 401 metres with a PB of 23.03 and six times at Albion Park over 395 metres where 22.99 was her quickest. She picked up a win at Bendigo over 430 metres in 24.08 and over 336 metres at Horsham in 19.54.
The other successful members of her litter were Elite Angel (6 wins), Elite Oriental (26 wins), Knocka Norris (21 wins), Lion’s Den (1 win) and Oh Mate (8 wins), whilst a follow-up litter produced Bub’s Angel (3 Wins), Not Today Son (8 wins) and Rocklynn’s Angel (6 wins). Dragon Angel has had one litter to date and that was to Premier Fantasy whelped December 2009, producing Oriental Lilly (1 win). The dam is from a great litter and is now proven, which suggests these youngsters should have a bright future.
TOORADIN breeder, Amy Lauterboom registered a litter by Where’s Pedro (Brett Lee x Elusive Rebel) and the one dog and two bitches whelped July 14 were from Sonador. The dam, a daughter of Primo Uno and Dame Kiri, won 31 of her 127 outings, scoring over 424 metres at Warragul in 23.96 and won six races over 525 metres at The Meadows with a PB of 29.98. She won 12 races at Sandown over 515 metres with 29.78 being her best and won five races at Traralgon over 513 metres where 29.78 was her fastest. She was successful six times at Cranbourne over 520 metres where 29.94 was her quickest and won over 457 metres at Geelong in 25.97. In her litter were Cool Diva (8 wins), Kiri Diva (4 wins), Kiri Magic (3 wins), Tekanawa Lad (11 wins), Uno Victor (1 win), Vibrant Show (7 wins) and Wispy Bouffant (1 win). Sonador has had one litter to race and that was to Where’s Pedro whelped August 2009, leaving Matador Lad (4 wins), Rockadore (6 wins), Sonador Miss (5 wins) and Spirit Catcher (2 wins). The dam was a top class chaser who has already produced winners to the same sire, which speaks volumes for the future of these youngsters.
Collision COLLISION (Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) sired a litter of two dogs and seven bitches whelped August 21 from Salegreys Classy that was registered by Todd Chatwin, Manager of the Bark Off Syndicate. Salegreys Classy, a daughter of Pure Octane and Classic Capri, won three of her 30 goes, all over 440 metres at Sale for a 25.20 PB. The other successful members of her litter were Salegreys Jet (4 wins) and Special Gaz (8 wins). The dam is a daughter of a triple Group 1 winning chaser and a Melbourne Cup winner, which suggests the future prospects for these youngsters is bright.
2012 LEADING SIRES - from January 1st MEADOWS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 40 -10-3-3 25.00% WHERES PEDRO 32 -5-8-7 15.62% EL GALO 10 -3-0-2 30.00% HALLUCINATE 8 -1-1-2 12.05% GO WILD TEDDY 10 -1-1-1 10.00% COLLISION 6 -1-1-1 16.66% PREMIER FANTASY 9 -1-1-0 11.11% BIG DADDY COOL 8 -1-1-0 12.05% SURF LORIAN 6 -1-1-0 16.66% TOKEN PRINCE 2 -1-1-0 50.00%
SANDOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 27 -4-3-1 14.81% COLLISION 9 -2-2-1 22.22% PURE OCTANE 7 -2-2-0 28.57% TALKS CHEAP 4 -2-0-1 50.00% ELITE STATE 4 -1-1-2 25.00% HALLUCINATE 7 -1-1-1 14.28% BARTRIM BALE 3 -1-1-1 33.33% WESTMEAD HAWK 3 -1-1-1 33.33% PATH TO POWER 6 -1-0-0 16.66% EL GALO 5 -1-0-0 20.00%
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BIG DADDY COOL 16 -7-0-1 43.75% WHERES PEDRO 44 -6-7-4 13.63% COLLISION 35 -5-4-8 14.28% BIT CHILI 23 -4-6-1 17.39% TRAIN A JOURNEY 10 -4-3-0 40.00% ELITE STATE 16 -4-2-1 25.00% SURF LORIAN 20 -3-3-4 15.00% BLACK ENFORCER 27 -3-3-3 11.11% GIVE ME FIVE 25 -2-3-3 8.00% BUCKINGHAM CHUCK 8 -2-1-0 25.00%
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MANDURAH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 35 -6-1-4 17.14% BIG DADDY COOL 18 -5-3-1 27.77% HALLUCINATE 20 -4-1-3 20.00% PURE OCTANE 17 -4-1-0 23.52% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 22 -2-7-4 9.09% COLLISION 25 -2-4-3 8.00% VELOCETTE 2 -2-0-0 100.00% PRIMO UNO 13 -1-2-3 7.69% GIVE ME FIVE 7 -1-1-3 14.28% SLATER 4 -1-1-0 25.00%
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COLLISION 19 -4-3-4 21.05% PREMIER FANTASY 7 -3-0-0 42.85% BIG DADDY COOL 16 -2-4-2 12.05% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 18 -2-3-4 11.11% HALLUCINATE 15 -2-1-1 13.33% MANDAGERY MAN 6 -2-0-1 33.33% EIFFELLA 5 -1-2-1 20.00% BIT CHILI 14 -1-1-1 7.14% KNOCKA NORRIS 10 -1-1-1 10.00% WHERES PEDRO 10 -1-1-1 10.00%
ANGLE PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
BIG DADDY COOL 9 -4-2-0 44.44% WHERES PEDRO 28 -3-2-2 10.71% PURE OCTANE 24 -2-0-6 8.33% WW APPLE JAX 2 -2-0-0 100.00% BOND 8 -1-4-0 12.05% COLLISION 11 -1-3-3 9.09% BLACK ENFORCER 4 -1-3-0 25.00% ELITE STATE 6 -1-2-1 16.66% BIT CHILI 5 -1-2-1 20.00% VELOCETTE 8 -1-2-0 12.05%
LAUNCESTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
WHERES PEDRO 14 -3-0-4 21.42% COLLISION 14 -2-3-1 14.28% COLLIDE 11 -2-1-2 18.18% MADE TO SIZE 2 -2-0-0 100.00% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 10 -1-2-2 10.00% BIG DADDY COOL 8 -1-1-1 12.05% GIVE ME FIVE 7 -1-1-1 14.28% PADDYS FLAME 6 -1-1-0 16.66% HALLUCINATE 3 -1-1-0 33.33% SOLVE THE PUZZLE 2 -1-1-0 50.00%
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BIG DADDY COOL 17 -5-1-4 29.41% BIT CHILI 30 -3-4-6 10.00% ELITE STATE 11 -3-0-1 27.27% WHERES PEDRO 17 -2-2-0 11.76% EL GALO 6 -2-1-0 33.33% GO WILD TEDDY 3 -2-0-0 66.66% COLLISION 17 -1-5-4 5.88% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 10 -1-2-1 10.00% BLACK ENFORCER 5 -1-1-1 20.00% PURE OCTANE 5 -1-1-1 20.00%
National Greyhound Form, Thursday, January 12th, 2012 – Page 59
Ballarat January 4
ZARA ZULU collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the final of the 450 metres Restricted Win Stake on Wednesday night. Sent to box two as favourite at $2.50, the Ros Hume trained chaser led throughout to score by two and three quarter lengths over Smart Intention ($3.10), with Kallum Jak ($17.30) three and a half lengths further afield. Zara Zulu, who registered the BON time of 25.35 to make it five wins in nine tries, is a daughter of Mogambo and Zulu Zepha, and was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Geoff Collins. The Michael Fearnley trained Alpe D’Huez completed the double for Geoff by recording 37.85 when an easy win in the 650 metres Restricted Win Stake. Rated on top at $2.00 from box three, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Joop Muse led all the way to bolt in by eleven and a quarter lengths over Black Physique ($8.50), with Annabelle ($2.70) the next one in, two and a quarter lengths back. Alpe D’Huez has now started six times and this was his fourth win. Gee Wah, who was a reserve for a 390 metres Grade 5, gained a start and she led throughout to score in 22.48. Coming from box four at $5.30, the daughter of Collision and Wahine saluted by two and three quarter lengths over Cassie’s Kid ($10.80), with a head to third placed Boy It’s Sandy ($5.60). Gee Wah, owned by Ray Hawkes, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Sam Liuzzi. The Allen Gutterson owned Shifty Mifty gave Sam his double by posting 22.42 when an all the way winner of a 390 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box eight as the popular elect at $2.50, the daughter of Paddy’s Flame and Perfect Cocktail realised a hat-trick of wins by beating Claretown Force ($15.10) by two and three quarter lengths, with Arvo’s Africano ($9.60) three quarters of a length back in third spot. Mid Levels took time honours over the 390 metres by clocking 21.97 to land the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the pink vest at 43.70, the son of Pure Octane and Black Chantilly led from pillar to post to beat Hornblower ($17.10) by five and a quarter lengths, with Chief Justice ($3.80) the next one in, a neck away. A winner of 30 of his 94 outings, Mid Levels is owned by Arthur Cooper and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Peter Giles. Tyer’s Special for the High Energy Syndicate gave Pete his double by running 22.14 when an all the way winner of a 390 metres Grade 5. Sent to box one as favourite at $1.50, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Laquinta Miss saluted by five and a quarter lengths over Jordan To Aden ($9.20) and Krakouer Magic ($11.40), with three quarters of a length splitting second and third.
The Meadows January 4
FASTEST run of the day belonged to Brynne Bale, who landed the MTD Grade 5 in a new PB 30.31. A quick exit from box six last Wednesday saw the Paul Wheeler owned chaser cut across to the rail before leading all the way, running sections of 5.21 and 18.08, with Digitize being the only threat, a couple of lengths down coming off the back. But Brynne Bale ($1.90 fav) was just warming up when she passed the post three and three quarter lengths clear of Digitize ($5.40), while the hard railing Proven Cue ($8.00) slotted into third spot, a length further astern. From 16 starts the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and top producer, Gold Rush Bale has won seven times with five placings for trainer, Graeme Bate. Boronia’s Peter Hartley produced Bandito in fine fettle for a tilt at the Macro Meats Grade 5 over 525 metres, and the black dog did the rest. Nicely away from the five alley, Bandito ($17.20) cut to the fence on the first turn and from thereon was never caught. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Sleek Physique opened his account at the Broadmeadows layout, running out a 10¼ lengths winner over Glamorous Keisha ($4.90) and third placed Pedro Sanchez ($5.70), who was a length further adrift.
At his 16th career start, Bandito has won four races along with six placings. In the superman@stud Grade 5, Mission Complete $4.70) handed in a very strong effort to score, Dressed in the pink vest, the Sam Cachia owned, Michelle Mallia-Magri trained fawn chaser raced close to the lead early on, and was just behind the pacesetting Iron Brian a lap out in the 600 metres event. Taking over at the half-way mark, Mission Complete was a length clear of Iron Brian coming off the back, with the result still in doubt. But aptly, the son of Superman and Cacheci increased his advantage all the way to the line, scoring in 34.79. Second, beaten two and a half lengths was Iron Brian ($4.40), with almost eight lengths to Che Wah ($13.00) third. Mission Complete has been a good money-spinner for connections, winning eight and placing 13 times in his 36 starts, whilst it was his fourth win from 10 outings over the middle distance trip at the northern suburbs raceway. The dubious honour of being the first greyhound for the year that didn’t break 31.00 at a midweek fixture belongs to Where’s Jacko, who clocked 31.06 when taking out the Maurice Blackburn Grade 5 to break his duck at the The Meadows. Drawn the coveted rails alley at the 525 metres start, Where’s Jacko ($6.80) began sweetly but was outpaced by Vuvuzela early on. Taking over rounding the first bend, Where’s Jacko was untroubled in the run to the judge, scoring by a half length to Burrawonga Joy ($13.00), with Vuvuzela ($7.40) third, a similar margin astern. Trained at St. Albans by Bernie Ender for the Condor Syndicate, Where’s Jacko has raced 69 times for 10 wins and 28 placings. Lethbridge mentor, Emilio Rinaldi picked up a couple of winners last week, with the first being a debutante in the 525 metres Le Pine Funerals Maiden. Coming off the reserves bench into box six, Motivator Missy (Bombastic Shiraz - Greys Lemon Ice), a $7.50 pop, led throughout to beat Gypsy Doone ($22.80) by three and a half lengths in 30.89, with nearly four lengths to third placed Went Wooshka ($1.60 fav). Emilio’s other winner, Five Paws snared the Hudson Pacific Grade 5 in 30.49. From box three at the 525 metres start, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Greys Destiny overcame a check at boxrise but worked home well to pass the post three quarters of a length ahead of Hostile Warrior ($4,30), with seven lengths to Carol Bale ($4.10 fav) third. It was the second raceday success from four starts for Five Paws ($4.60), who is raced by the Team Five Paws Syndicate.
All the rage
Warrnambool January 4
BLACK RAGE went out the $1.40 favourite in heat one of the 450 metres Restricted Win Stake on Wednesday night and led throughout to score in the BON time of 25.31. Coming from the three trap, the Mark Morrissey trained chaser scored by five and a quarter lengths over Where’s Mahogany ($7.00), with Sir Al ($9.00) five and a quarter lengths back in third spot. A winner of six of his 23 attempts, Black Rage is a son of Black Enforcer and Baltic Cascade, owned by Jordan Day. First starter, Opies Illusion took time honours over the 390 metres by posting 22.33 to score in heat five of the Maiden. Drawn in box six as favourite at $2.10, the fawn youngster scored by a length and a quarter over Saint Galo ($4.30), with Kadina Wonder ($12.70) picking up third money, two and three quarter lengths back. Opies Illusion, a son of Big Daddy Cool and Awesome Creation, is owned and trained by George Cini. Dennis Trewin and Tina Womann picked up a litter double and Miss Chaparal was the first leg and she ran 22.43 to take out heat three of the 390 metres Maiden. Sent to box eight at $3.50, the blue sprinter scored by four lengths over Jeeves ($10.70). Harbour Flash completed the litter double by clocking 22.51 to take out heat four of the 390 metres Maiden. Wearing the pink vest at $3.50, the son of El Galo and Proven Polly defeated Slipaway Willy ($2.90 fav) by three lengths. Paper Chaser ran 25.53 to take out heat two of the 450 metres Restricted Win Stake.
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The daughter of Superman and Nippy As came from box two to beat Thomeli Diamond ($1.50 fav) by two lengths. Paper Chaser, owned by the ACR Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Marcus Lloyd. The Keith Lloyd owned Jessina completed the double by registering 22.43 to score in the 390 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The daughter of Where’s Pedro and In Flew Enza came from box seven at $6.90 to salute by a neck over Alana Miss ($6.00). Maxim Reality led all the way to score in the third heat of the 450 metres Restricted Win Stake in the new PB time of 25.44. Sent to box seven as favourite at $2.30, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Sionara Baby beat Waratah View ($9.10) by three and a quarter lengths. Maxim Reality, owned by Joanne Maschmedt, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Jeff Britton. The Dean Higginbotham owned Jordy Pordy completed the double by running 25.58 to take out the fourth heat of the 450 metres Restricted Win Stake. After lining up in box two as favourite at $1.70, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and High Tide Honey scored by two and three quarter lengths over Mini Mitch ($3.80).
Favourite Aussie Ballarat January 5
AUSSIE NIKITA led throughout to easily take out a Tier 3 Maiden over 550 metres on Thursday in the BOD time of 31.78. Coming from box one as favourite at $2.20, the Peter Akathiotis owned and trained chaser scored by seven lengths over Mo’s Dreamin ($9.50), with Kiss Me Donkey ($17.70) a length further adrift. Aussie Nikita is a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Aussie Nicky and this was her 29th attempt at breaking through. Princess Maggie broke through with a comfortable win in a Tier 3 Maiden over 390 metres. Rated on top at $3.90 from box seven, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Born Lucky scored by five lengths over Ravishing Shiraz ($4.70), with a head to third placed Catch Ya Slater ($5.50). Princess Maggie, trained by Gary Peach for Noel Mugavin, stopped the clock at 22.67. Which Arandt took time honours over the 450 metres by posting 25.76 to land a Tier 3 Maiden. Drawn in box eight as favourite at $1.80, the Margaret Brealey owned and trained youngster got there by three lengths over Poppy Pomfrey ($12.70), with Holly Size ($10.80) collecting third money, three and a quarter lengths back. Which Arandt, who was having her fourth run, is a daughter of El Galo and Fast Suzie. Gillwartz ran the BOD time of 22.55 to score in a Tier 3 Maiden over 390 metres at her 17th attempt at saluting. Coming from box five as favourite at $2.30, the black sprinter led throughout to defeat Miss Madcap ($15.10) by three and a quarter lengths, with Branton ($6.70) the next one in, three quarters of a length away. Gillwartz, a daughter of Schwartzanager and Why Not Gillian, is trained by Shane Jack for the Blokesworld Syndicate.
Four on the trot
Warrnambool January 5
ENTICE ME JULIET made it four wins on the trot by taking out the 390 metres Grade 5 Final on Thursday night. Sent to box three as favourite at $3.40, the Jamie Karamatic trained sprinter led throughout to score by two and three quarter lengths over Kreuzer On Fire ($3.80), with Mepunga Weber ($15.60) coming in third, three and a quarter lengths in arrears. Entice Me Juliet, who clocked the new PB and BON time of 22.05 to make it 10 wins in 29 starts, is a daughter of El Galo and Enticed Lass, owned by Colin Brennan. State Of Bling took time honours over the 450 metres by clocking 25.46 to take out the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. After lining up in box six as favourite at $2.20, the son of Elite State and Miss Bling saluted by four and three quarter lengths over Magic Dasher, with a neck to third placed Go Wishing ($13.60). State Of Bling, owned and trained by Carol Westerlo, has now won seven of his 29 attempts. Sam’s Kingdom ran 22.15 to take out a
390 metres Grade 5 and provided trainer, Chris Johannsen with the first leg of a winning double. Owned by the Shopping Spree Partners Syndicate, the son of Return The King and Belinda Belle came from box two as favourite at $1.70 to lead throughout and beat his kennelmate Lanzarote ($5.00) by seven lengths, with Dominique ($32.30) a length and a half further afield. Sands Of Time for the Champagne Syndicate gave Chris his double by clocking the new PB of 22.14 when an all the way winner of a 390 metres Grade 5. The son of El Galo and Princess Jess wore the black vest as favourite at $1.60 to a five and three quarter lengths win over Perfect Five ($23.70), with Boys Pride ($13.00) the third one in, a length further afield. Troy and Tracey Deglaitis combined to take the night’s honours with a treble, and their first leg was with Latika in a 450 metres Grade 5. The daughter of Collide and Lavita came from box one at $6.50 to run 25.63 and defeat her litter brother and kennelmate McLaren ($2.50 fav) by two and a quarter lengths. Latika’s litter brother, Zultan was leg two and he posted 25.87 to score in a 450 metres Grade 5. The black galloper wore the yellow vest at $3.10 to a three and three quarter lengths win over Franco Pop ($6.80). Dioro completed the treble with a gallop of 25.87 to land a 450 metres Grade 5. Wearing the pink vest at $4.10, the son of Where’ Hoover and Lavita saluted by a neck over Jac’s Mate Jill ($4.10).
Like a bat out of Elle Geelong January 6
ASTON ELLE sped over the 460 metres on Friday night in a Mixed 4th/5th Grade to lead throughout and score in the BON time of 25.51. Coming from box five at $3.80, the Jason Thompson trained chaser scored by six lengths over Limburg Gold ($27.50), with Allen Hertz ($4.10) the next to arrive, a half length away. A winner of 12 of her 30 starts, Aston Elle is a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Elite Oriental, owned by Ray Borda. Ethel Bale ran 25.96 to take out heat two of the Grade 5 Damsels Dash over 460 metres. Rated at $3.60 out of box four, the daughter of Bit Chili and Bora Bale led throughout to score by four and three quarter lengths over Lady Latino ($22.90), with Surf Hazard ($2.90 fav) coming in third, a length and a half back. Ethel Bale is trained by Graeme Bate and was the first leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler. The Steve Collins trained Bance Bale gave Paul his double by registering 26.03 to score in heat three of the Grade 5 Damsels Dash over 460 metres. The daughter of Where’s Pedro and Fiona Bale came from box two at $7.10 to salute by a length over Midnight Lamp ($2.90), with Parisette ($8.90) collecting third money, a length and a half in arrears. El Lobo took time honours over the 400 metres by clocking the new PB of 22.60 to take out the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. After lining up in box two at $7.20, the David Crawford owned and trained sprinter beat Kian Prince ($2.40 fav) by a length, with Bouncer Norris ($5.30) a length back in third spot. El Lobo, a son of El Galo and Tekki, has scored in three of his 14 attempts. Fromelles registered the new PB and BON time of 30.48 to take out the 520 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box one as favourite at $1.70, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Coulta Tess scored by two lengths over Big Blue Rooster ($3.20), with Giggle Grange ($9.70) the next one home, a length and a quarter back. Fromelles, who’s won five of his 64 starts, is trained by Daryl Williams for Garry Watts.
Anticipated more Grafton January 6
IT WAS A TOUGH DAY all-round for punters at the Grafton greyhounds on Friday afternoon when just two favourites saluted on the 12event program. The day started out nicely when the
widely tipped Much More scored an impressive go to whoa victory in the opening race of the day, which was the Grafton Truck & Trailer Repairs Stake, but from thereon, finding a winner became very tough work indeed. Much More had supporters smiling when, as expected, the son of Collision and Joyful Lee came out running on the way to a near record 17.35 victory for trainer, Bob Cooke. The August 2009 whelp has been showing scintillating early speed in her races around Lismore and Casino, and she really appreciated the 305 metres journey. Chasing Slater ran a gallant second, while Delta Bond was third. The only other favourite to win on the program was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Darryl Schafer, when Nancy Trick finished well to take out the Bailey & Gough Real Estate Stake over 407 metres. Nancy Trick was dropping back in distance after winning nicely over 480 metres the previous but proved too strong for Reverend Lyndan and Yorklea Glider in 23.33. The second leg of the winning double for Darryl came two races later in the Gillespie Plumbing Maiden. In a race that looked to contain just two realistic winning chances, Moe Trick paid the nice dividend of $4.70, although his supporters would have been nervous when he was last away. A wide runner, he made full use of his outside draw by skirting around the field then recording a good 23.27, and this fellow may be a handy type when he goes over a longer distance. Race favourite, Lisa O'Leary finished second, with Red Scholes running third. Terry Lyndan continued on as normal when Bonny Lyndan scored a very good win in the Shiralee Produce 5th Grade, in what was her first run back after a seven months lay-off due to injury. Bonny Lyndan tracked the early leader, Destroyer Vale into the straight, and despite checking off that runner on a couple of occasions, she still proved too strong in the run to the line. The time for the journey was a good 17.58 , with Destroyer Vale holding on for second and third placed Hanify’s Beau a handy run at his first run here. Fairy Hill trainer, John Free also kept his clean sheet going after the previous week starting two runners for two winners, while this week his record was one from one when Phantom Lion made it two on end on this track. And it was a big effort again, as once he positioned himself second behind Elly Mae Trick, the Carters Canine Capers Stake was as good as over. Phantom Lion railed nicely on the turn to take the lead and then drew clear, winning by nearly four lengths to Elly Mae Trick, with Greed Is Good running on well for third. The time for the journey was smart at 27.45. Junction Hill trainer, Jim Madigan has been rewarded for his patience with his El Galo and Cheeky Renegade litter, as they are really starting to hit their straps, as was evidenced by the win of Royal Victory in the Caldwell Electrical Stake. Beginning beautifully from box four, Royal Victory quickly found the early lead and was never in any danger of relinquishing that position, recording a good 27.51 to beat Lyndan Bear and Thunderfire. Others that kept the flag flying for the locals were Diamintina in the Hessions Auto Parts 5th Grade \for Graeme Bowles and the Rod Sheather trained Dinjerra Style in the Kleenheat Maiden. Each of these runners led from start to finish and are by former good local greyhound, Fleet Assassin. Both of these greyhounds chase keenly and more wins are in store. Andrew Monaghan received some solace in the PFD Foodservices 5th Grade with Captive after his litter brother, Cackles Cooper was never out of trouble when an unplaced odds-on favourite earlier on. Captive was only fair to begin from his outside draw but showed a good turn of toe to round up his rivals on the turn before racing to the line strongly in the time of 23.21, defeating Lyndan Bandit and Vategem. Other winners on the day were Nagy Drew for Kevin Inglis in the Clarence Valley Sheds Maiden, Sebastian Vale for Glen Northfield in the Al’s Mechanical 5th Grade and Loud Proud Cloud for Gavin Lowe in the Phil McLennan Earthmoving Stake. - Grafton Guru
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Dewana bonus Traralgon January 6
DEWANA BLUE BOY picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 658 metres Novice Grade 5 on Friday night. Coming from box one at $10.90, the Matthew Dewan trained chaser scored by six lengths over Effone ($2.70 fav), with Ronald ($5.00) a length and three quarters back in third spot. Dewana Blue Boy, a son of Where’s Pedro and Uno Darryl, owned by the Dozus Two Syndicate, recorded 39.16 to tick-up his first win in nine goes. Taabinga Dream ran 30.18 to score in heat two of the 513 metres Maiden. Drawn in box seven at $4.20, the daughter of Pure Octane and State Of Volente scored a six and a quarter lengths win over Premiere Classe ($1.60 fav), with a neck to third placed Squeaky Taylor ($11.80). Taabinga Dream, owned by Damien Garske, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, John Connor. The George Wapshott owned Colorada completed the double for John by running the new PB and BON time of 29.58 to take out a 513 metres Grade 5. Rated at $7.80 out of box five, the son of Where’s Hoover and Royal Sal bolted in by 10¼ lengths over Leading Hand ($5.00), with Hillview Franky ($7.20) seven and a half lengths further astern. Colorada has now started 46 times and this was his seventh win. Caramel Fudge posted 30.34 to take out heat four of the 513 metres Maiden. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $2.70, the red fawn youngster saluted by three
Veteran’s record Healesville January 8
SPOT ON ROB broke the 350 metres track record on Sunday when he clocked 19.02 to
and three quarter lengths over Dewana Sienna ($20.50), with Flaming Paddy ($6.40) a length and a quarter further adrift. Caramel Fudge was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner trainer combo of Liz Gibilisco and Dominic Crisafi. Mickie Gee completed the litter double for Liz and Dominic by recording 29.98 to take out the 513 metres Special Event. The son of Where’s Pedro and Franklin Sand came from box six as favourite at $2.60 to beat Dr. Tye ($6.50) by a length and three quarters, with a similar margin to Tango In Paris ($17.70) in the minor end of the prize. There was a Mixed 4th/5th Grade run over the 298 metres and Sooty Smith registered 17.16 to score. After lining up in box four as the punters elect at $2.90, the Peter Giles trained sprinter defeated Fire ($11.50) by five lengths, with Taylor’s Train ($9.30) three and a quarter lengths further afield. A winner of six of her 31 attempts, Sooty Smith is a daughter of Elite State and Sidemoney, owned by Alan Laukaitis.
Skye’s the limit
Warrnambool January 7 KILTANON SKYE picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the VBIS Distance Series final over 650 metres on Saturday night. Drawn in box three as favourite at $2.40, the Martina Whelan trained stayer scored by two lengths over Loose Bolts ($8.20), with Going Home ($11.10) a length and a half back in third spot. Kiltanon Skye, a son of Where’s Pedro and Sum Chance, owned by the Kiltanon Syndicate, recorded the new PB time of 37.57 to make it five wins in 16 starts to date. score in the final of the Veterans Special Event for Mixed 4th/5th Grades. Sent out favourite at $1.60 from box two, the Margaret Grindley trained chaser defeated Strike The Match ($5.80) by three and a half
Spot On Rob is the new track record holder for Healesville’s 350 metres trip after his 19.02 victory.
Normal Like You with the Paraskevas boys after his first up win at Healesville. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.
Where’s Demonica secured the GOBIS Bonus and $10,000 first prize by taking out the Compacto Special Event final over 450 metres in the new PB and BON time of 25.09. The daughter of Where’s Pedro and Demonica came from box five at $7.40 to lead throughout and beat Southwood Chief ($4.40) by four and a quarter lengths, with a half length to third placed Rich Shiraz ($4.80). A winner of 19 of her 48 starts, Where’s Demonica is owned by the Gold Dust Syndicate and was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, David Geall. The Simone Kellermeyer owned Tarks Almighty completed the double for Dave by recording the BON time of 22.05 when an all the way winner of a 390 metres Grade 5. The son of Bit Chili and Skrat came from box seven at $2.70 to beat Cailyn Bale ($2.10 fav) by four and a quarter lengths, with Boys Pride ($36.10) three and a quarter lengths further astern. Tarks Almighty has now started seven times with this being his third win. Ikari Honcho led throughout to take out the GRV VBIS Maiden Series final over 450 metres and in doing so collected the GOBIS Bonus as well as the prize. Wearing the pink vest at $26.60, the Peter Dapiran trained youngster scored by five and three quarter lengths over Sonorous ($36.00), with Proven Emily ($2.20 fav) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Ikari Honcho, a son of Where’s Pedro and Premier Babe, owned by Mandy Dapiran, stopped the clock at the new PB time of 25.50. Mark Delbridge took the training honours for the night with a treble, and the John Falvey owned Chyna Run was his first leg, posting 25.30 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box four at $3.00, the lengths, with Our Rhino Man ($17.20) a half length further adrift. Spot On Rob, a son of Flying Scott and Jen Boyd, owned by the Marlie Syndicate, has now scored in 17 of his 67 starts. After being placed at all four runs on the track, Crafty Toni broke through by taking out heat two of the 350 metres Maiden. Drawn in box eight as favourite at $1.60, the daughter of Pure Octane and Navigator Miss scored by three quarters of a length over Puppy’s Revenge ($17.50), with a nose to third placed Excellent Talent ($3.60). Crafty Toni, trained by Julie Grindley for the Rundoggierun Syndicate, stopped the clock at 19.53. Run Bully Run made it two starts for two wins by taking out the 300 metres Maiden Final. Coming from box three as favourite at $1.80, the Angela Galea trained youngster saluted by a length and a quarter over Shanron Girl ($4.50), with Floyd ($18.20) a half length back in third spot. Run Bully Run, who recorded 16.91, is a son of Go Wild Teddy and Elbiz owned by the Elbiz Syndicate. Normal Like You took time honours over the 300 metres by posting 16.56 to score in the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated at $6.70 from box three, the son of Brett Lee and Brandeen Misty scored by a length and three quarters over Tapestry Lace ($7.30), with Jess Umbridge ($8.10) picking up third money, a half length away. A winner of 15 of his 29 starts, Normal Like You is trained by Andrew Paraskevas for the Sparkle And Fade Syndicate.
daughter of Surf Lorian and Motoring led throughout to beat Dynamic Amba ($2.90 fav) by a length. Arvo’s Josie was leg two and she clocked the new PB of 25.45 after leading all the way to land heat one of the 450 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The daughter of Primo Uno and Arvo’s Olivia came from box eight at $15.00 to defeat Breathe Fear ($2.40 fav) by three quarters of a length. Arvo’s Josie is owned by the Arvo’s Syndicate, who combined with Mark for his treble when Arvo’s Pablo ran 25.56 to take out a 450 metres Grade 5. The son of Meticulous and Arvo’s Cousin came from box one as favourite at $1.70 to beat his kennelmate Arvo’s Viper ($17.40) by a length and a quarter.
Diamonds are best Sandown January 8
DIAMONDS AT DUSK ran the BOD time of 29.60 to take out heat three of the 515 metres Maiden on Sunday. Drawn in box two as favourite at $2.90, the Angela Langton trained youngster scored by five and a quarter lengths over Went Wooshka ($3.60), with Queen Selene ($3.00) four and a half lengths further astern. Diamonds At Dusk, who was having her fourth attempt at breaking through, is a daughter of Westmead Hawk and Que Sera Sera, owned by the Champagne Syndicate. Glamorous Keisha scored an easy win in a 515 metres Grade 5 in the new PB time of 29.63. Sent to box two at $4.30, the daughter of Jones Junior and Glamorous defeated Call The Police ($1.50 fav) by six and a quarter lengths, with Blonde Luck ($42.20) four lengths
back in third spot. Glamorous Keisha was the first leg of a winning double for Diane and Ray Bartolo. Token Spinner completed the double for Diane and Ray by registering 29.90 when successful in a 515 metres Grade 5. The son of Token Prince and Betty’s Angel came from box six at $4.80 to salute by six and a quarter lengths over Walkaway True ($7.70), with Watta Innings ($2.00 fav) collecting third money, three and a quarter lengths back. Matty’s Gift recorded 29.99 to take out a 515 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box two at $9.20, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Pro Model scored by two and three quarter lengths over Jettison ($45.00), with Lightwood Mick ($3.20 fav) the next one in, two and a quarter lengths away. Matty’s Gift, owned by the Could Have Been Ten Syndicate, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Phillis Brown. The Susan Van Lieshout owned Rozehill Wolf completed the double for Phillis by running 29.65 to score in a 515 metres Grade 5. Wearing the red vest at $5.70, the son of Talk’s Cheap and Bernmar Lass beat State Of Bling ($2.00 fav) by three quarters of a length, with Di Jamaica ($12.80) the next one home, two and a half lengths away. The only 595 metres race on the card was a Grade 5 and Small Encounter took that out with a gallop of 34.41. The Barry Moloney owned and trained chaser came from box eight at $5.40 to score by three and three quarter lengths over Trubbo ($7.10), with Noaki Pace ($6.60) five and a quarter lengths further afield. Small Encounter, a daughter of Collision and Mojo Glory, has now won six of her 24 outings.
Martin and Angela Galea after Run Billy Run made it two in a row by taking out the Blue Stream Pictures Maiden Final.
Simon Lees and Harilda Prince who took out the first event on the Flaming Ash was the popular elect and saluted for favourite followers in the last - pics courtesy Clint Anderson of Blue Stream Pictures at Healesville on Sunday. weekend. National Greyhound Form, Thursday, January 12th, 2012 - Page 61
WITH LESS than four lengths on the clock from the heats separating the eight finalists, luck is going to play a big part in determining who will win the Group 2 Waverley Party Hire Cranbourne Cup final to be run over 520 metres on Sunday night. Jason Thompson has two finalists, Knocka Knows All and Proven Mayhem, whilst Andrea Dailly will rug-up three runners, Dyna Steal, Lektra Jay and Lektra Johnson, as well as having both reserves, Heston Bale and Bala Bale. If Heston Bale were to gain a start, then he’d be my selection, but assuming he doesn’t go around, I’ve ended up putting Lektra Jay on top. Interestingly, he made the final of the Group 1 Sale Cup, running a very unlucky sixth to Mystic Apple, beaten just two and a quarter lengths, then had his revenge on that chaser in the heats, beating him by a neck in 30.41. A son of Where’s Pedro and Elektra with 20 wins in 61 starts to his name, his only win on the track was in the heat, whilst his only other effort was a second. He’s in tip-top form, as before his Sale Cup campaign he won three on the trot, at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.19 BON, at Sandown over 515 metres in 29.45 and at that same track over 595 metres in 34.30 BON. A dog that likes to race on the speed, he’ll come from box eight here and that should see him get a nice run to the first bend then hopefully get himself in a good position. Strong dogs, or ones that that can stay, are always well placed around the Cranbourne 520 metres trip and Strong Intention has already scored at Group level, having won the 595 metres McKenna Memorial at Sandown, beating Mystic Apple by three quarters of a length. He took out heat one of the Cranbourne Cup in the Best Of Night 30.32 where he came from the inside trap and led from pillar to post to beat yet another Sale Cup finalist, Knocka Knows All by just a length and a half. Trained by Jamie Ennis, Strong Intention has won 18 of his 60 starts, with his heat effort being his first start on the track. The son of Brett Lee and So Busy will line up in box two and that should suit him ideally, giving him either a great chance of leading throughout or getting a sit on the leader. Mystic Apple appeals as one of the main dangers and he too is in great form, having just taken out the Group 1 Sale Cup over 650 metres. Owned and trained by Val Awramenko, his heat effort was his first start on the track, so there’s a chance he’ll improve on that and add this $40,000 to the winner race to his already impressive record of 25 wins in 56 starts. The son of Hallucinate and Spiral Siyan likes to race on the speed, but from the four trap he’s going to need to get out really quick and find the front at the first turn or he could get buried back in the pack. Knocka Knows All had been to Cranbourne once before his heat second, scoring and easy win in a slick 30.21 BON. He too, like Lektra Jay, didn’t enjoy the best of luck in the Sale Cup, running fifth, beaten just two lengths. The son of Knocka Norris and Miss Venamite is prepared by Jason Thompson and will be cherry ripe for his assignment from box five, and is certainly capable of scoring with no bad luck. SELECTIONS 8 LEKTRA JAY 2 Strong Intention 4 Mystic Apple 5 Knocka Knows All - Darryl Embling
SUNDAY JANUARY 15
SUNDAY JANUARY 15
1 pm WAVERLY PARTY HIRE CRANBOURNE CUP 520 M
4 2 3 1
SELECTIONS - MYSTIC APPLE - STRONG INTENTION - DYNA STEAL - PROVEN MAYHEM
4 3 5 1
HOT DOG RATINGS MYSTIC APPLE 100 DYNA STEAL 97 KNOCKA KNOWS ALL 94 PROVEN MAYHEM 90
PACEMAKER 2 ..SWOOPER 9..Tri- 234 - 234 - 12345
1 - 36341
BK B Mar'09 Where's Pedro - Proven Babe $38625 (O) McGrath Synd (T) JASON THOMPSON
Dyna Steal deserves his time in the limelight and the injury prone sprinter gets his chance in the final after his all the way heat win in 30.45.
7TH (6) 29.7 SAN 515 Nov10 4.50L Numero Uno Bale 29.56 B29.28 15.10 :5/6/6XTO/7 1ST (8) 29.7 SAN 595 Nov17 1.50L Premier Boloney 34.20 Bx 2.80F :2/2/1/1/1 FEL (1) 29.7 SAN 515 Nov24 Mystic Apple 29.73 B29.02 5.30 :S/8/Fell 6TH (2) 29.9 MEA 600 Dec3 8.50L Lasting Effect 34.66 Bx 3.50 :S/7/7/7/6W/6W 3RD (3) 29.9 MEA 600 Dec10 4.75L Stoked 34.90 Best 2.60F :6W/8W/4W/3W/3 6TH (4) 29.9 SLE 650 Dec18 13.75L Zipping Lad 37.42 Best 10.70 :S/4/7/7/7/6 3RD (8) 29.9 MEA 600 Dec24 7.25L Dyna Kate 34.77 Bx 4.90 :4W/4W/4W/5W/3 4TH (4) 29.7 SAN 515 Jan5 4.25L Big Stud 29.95 B29.51 5.70 :8/7/6/4 1ST (8) 29.7 CRN 520 Jan9 3.75L Heston Bale 30.34 B30.32 8.70 :S/3/4/3/1/1
2 - 14241
STRONG INTENTION 30.32(1) 4.50
BK D Oct'08 Brett Lee - So Busy (O) Todd O' Neill
(T) JAMES ENNIS
7TH (6) 34.7 SAN 515 Nov10 10.25L Bala Bale 29.38 B29.28 10.40 :S/5/7/7/7 2ND (8) 34.6 SAN 515 Nov17 0.10L Black Hombre 29.54 B29.21 4.30 :=1/2/2/2 2ND (8) 34.9 BAL 450 Nov30 1.25L Mungo Man 25.44 B25.17 4.20 :S/6/6/2 1ST (7) 34.8 SHP 450 Dec5 3.50L Arvo's Vixen 25.14 B24.97 1.40F :3/2/1 1ST (5) 34.6 SHP 450 Dec12 2.00L Black Rage 25.30 Best 6.70 :2/2R/1R 4TH (5) 34.7 SAN 515 Dec15 2.50L Zippstar 29.60 B29.48 5.60 :4/6/5/4 2ND (1) 34.7 SAN 515 Dec22 0.50L Dyna Lowell 29.57 B29.44 1.70F :2/1R/1R/2R 4TH (5) 34.7 MEA 525 Jan1 1.75L Aston Galilee 30.04 B29.93 8.20 :2/3/3/4 1ST (1) 34.6 CRN 520 Jan9 1.50L Knocka Knows All 30.32 Best 2.20F :XTR/=1AW
3 - 51331
BK D Feb'09 Collision - Gold Rush Bale (O) Brendan Wheeler
$31365 (T) ANDREA DAILLY
2ND (2) 30.8 MEA 525 Nov12 0.02L Mystery Pink 30.03 B29.94 2.30F :2/1/1/1/2 5TH (8) 30.8 SAN 515 Nov17 5.75L Mcdoom 29.50 B29.21 4.70 :1/2/2/3/5 1ST (6) 30.5 SAN 515 Nov24 1.00L Dodge Challenger 29.76 B29.02 4.80F :S/3/2/1/1 1ST (3) 31.1 BAL 450 Nov30 1.50L Mario Chief 25.43 B25.17 11.00 :3R/2R/1/1 5TH (7) 30.8 BAL 450 Dec7 4.25L Up And Away 25.23 Best 15.30 :7/7/5/5 1ST (3) 30.9 SAN 515 Dec15 2.75L Dyna Gala 29.48 Best 3.40F :S/=1/1/1/1 3RD (8) 31.0 MEA 525 Dec24 6.25L Dyna Digger 30.12 B29.77 1.90F :4W/4/4/3 3RD (3) 30.8 SAN 515 Dec29 3.50L Don Chendo 29.39 B29.21 4.80 :6/3/3/3 1ST (5) 30.8 CRN 520 Jan9 3.25L Bala Bale 30.45 B30.32 5.10 :XTR/LAW
4 - 12172
“Frosty” Thompson and Knocka Knows All who was runner-up to Strong Intention in the first heat.
BD D Mar'08 Hallucinate - Spiral Siyan (O) VAL AWRAMENKO
$191260 (T) VAL AWRAMENKO
2ND (4) 31.3 GEL 460 Oct28 0.10L Stagger 25.97SR B25.52SR 4.50 :=2/3/2 7TH (6) 31.3 GEL 460 Nov4 4.50L Dyna Tron 25.61 Best 19.80 :8/7/7 1ST (8) 31.1 BAL 550 Nov16 4.00L Buddy Rox 31.30 Best 1.10F :4/4/3/3R/1 1ST (8) 31.0 SAN 515 Nov24 0.10L Allen Elroy 29.73 B29.02 4.20 :S/6/3/3/1 1ST (6) 31.6 SAN 515 Dec1 4.25L Come On Rodge 29.46 B29.41 3.20F :LAW 2ND (1) 31.2 SLE 650 Dec18 1.75L Zipping Lad 37.42 Best 3.30 :1/1/1/1/Tired/2 1ST (3) 30.9 SLE 650 Dec26 0.25L Zipping Lad 37.42 Bx 6.30 :LAW 7TH (8) 31.0 MEA 525 Jan1 3.50L Aston Galilee 30.04 B29.93 2.10F :S/5/6/6/7 2ND (3) 31.2 CRN 520 Jan9 0.25L Lektra Jay 30.41 B30.32 3.00F :2/2/2/2/2
5 - 71252
KNOCKA KNOWS ALL 30.21(6) 10.00
WRBD D Apr'09 Knocka Norris - Miss Venamite $20836 (O) Reginald Kay (T) JASON THOMPSON
4TH (8) 32.2 TAR 537 Sep24 6.50L Tadmore Gizmo 30.99 B30.95 2.10 1ST (6) 32.6 CRN 520 Nov7 6.00L Major Monogram 30.21 Best 2.10F :S/5/3W/1/1 2ND (6) 32.6 SAN 515 Nov13 1.25L Sisco Turbo 29.75 B29.72 1.90F :S/=3/4/3/3/2 7TH (6) 32.5 SAN 515 Nov17 15.50L Stack 'Em Flat 29.61 B29.21 4.20 :S/5W/ Hamp/7/7/7 7TH (2) 32.5 SAN 595 Nov24 11.50L Daintree Palace 34.20 Best 3.00F :S/8/7/5/5/7 1ST (2) 32.8 SAN 515 Dec4 0.10L Big Stud 29.62 B29.60 1.60F :5/3/3/1 2ND (6) 32.3 SLE 650 Dec18 2.75L Lasting Effect 37.45 B37.42 9.00 :2/2/2/2/2 5TH (5) 32.4 SLE 650 Dec26 2.02L Mystic Apple 37.42 Bx 23.10 :XTR/3/3/3/5 2ND (2) 32.3 CRN 520 Jan9 1.50L Strong Intention 30.32 Best 4.70 :S/4/2/2/2/2
6 - 22222
TAKE ME HOME
WBE B Jun'09 Where's Pedro - Mystic Gale (O) Vince Tullio (T) AMY COLE
4TH (7) 27.5 BAL 550 Nov9 5.50L Lektra Fly 31.83HR B31.67HR 3.70 :3/3/3/3/4 2ND (1) 27.4 SAN 515 Nov17 2.25L Stack 'Em Flat 29.61 B29.21 16.80 :=1/1/1/2 8TH (5) 27.4 SAN 515 Nov24 18.00L Heston Bale 29.02 Best 29.60 :S/6/7/8/8 1ST (4) 27.6 SAN 515 Dec1 1.25L Prince Holyfield 29.61 B29.41 20.10 :2/2R/1R/1R 2ND (6) 28.0 GEL 460 Dec9 3.25L Mepunga Geordie 25.72 B25.68 7.70 :2/3/2 2ND (3) 28.0 SAN 515 Dec15 1.75L Zara Zulu 29.85 B29.48 5.30 :S/4/=2/2/2 2ND (8) 28.2 SAN 515 Dec22 2.00L Dyna Dara 29.91 B29.44 9.20 :2/3/3R/2R 2ND (6) 28.0 SAN 515 Dec29 2.75L Stetson Donna 29.54 B29.21 19.30 :S/ XTR/8R/3/3/2 2ND (2) 28.0 CRN 520 Jan9 1.25L Lektra Johnson 30.45 B30.32 17.00 :1/1/1/2/2
Heston Bale found Proven Mayhem too good in the fourth heat of the Waverley Party Hire sponsored Cranbourne Cup. The Meadows record holder was beaten nearly four lengths in 30.34 when a raging $1.70 favourite.
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LEKTRA JOHNSON 30.45(5)
BK D Aug'09 Premier Fantasy - Elektra (O) Susan Lenehan 3RD (4)
$33590 (T) ANDREA DAILLY
32.2 SAN 515 Nov10 8.00L Shereen Bale 29.37 B29.28 52.40 :8W/2/2/3 2ND (3) 32.4 SAN 515 Nov17 4.25L Crossfarnogue 29.58 B29.21 4.60 :S/6/3R/2/2 2ND (8) 32.5 SAN 515 Nov24 9.25L Heston Bale 29.02 Best 31.40 :S/4/=2/2/2 7TH (7) 32.9 BAL 450 Nov30 10.50L Cape Hawke 25.17 Best 10.00 :5/5/6/7 3RD (8) 32.6 SAN 515 Dec8 2.50L Dyna Beat 29.87 B29.47 4.10 :S/5/3/3/3 2ND (4) 32.7 MEA 525 Dec17 3.25L Lead Singer 30.02 B29.45Rec 4.70 :5W/5W/3/2 8TH (3) 32.7 MEA 525 Dec24 23.25L Cape Hawke 29.77 =Best 26.90 :5/8/8/8 1ST (1) 32.3 SAN 515 Dec29 9.00L Lucy's Rose 29.38 B29.21 2.60F :2/1/1/1 1ST (5) 32.3 CRN 520 Jan9 1.25L Take Me Home 30.45 B30.32 24.60 :3/2/2/1/1
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WBK D Dec'08 Where's Pedro - Elektra (O) Philip Lenehan
$100595 (T) ANDREA DAILLY
4TH (8) 32.2 MEA 600 Nov12 5.25L Stack 'Em Flat 34.48 Best 3.70F :4/4/5/6/4 5TH (7) 32.8 MEA 525 Nov19 5.80L Allen Hertz 30.20 B30.07 7.20 :7W/6W/6W/5 1ST (3) 32.6 MEA 525 Nov26 2.25L Hutmaker 30.19R Best 12.80 :2/2/2/1 1ST (6) 32.5 SAN 515 Dec1 5.00L Carol Allen 29.45 B29.41 3.80 :2/=1/1/1 1ST (2) 32.4 SAN 595 Dec8 3.25L Bling It On 34.30 Best 3.60 :2/2/2/1/1 2ND (5) 32.4 SLE 650 Dec18 0.25L Shimaguni 37.53 B37.42 4.20 :1/1/1/1/Hamp/2 6TH (4) 32.1 SLE 650 Dec26 2.25L Mystic Apple 37.42 Bx 10.80 :S/7/7/6/6/6 1ST (1) 31.8 CRN 520 Jan9 0.25L Mystic Apple 30.41 B30.32 3.40 :3/4/3/3/1 # ENGAGED, SAN Jan12 RACE 4 NGAGED, SAN Jan12 RACE 4
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BK D Oct'09 Bartrim Bale - Amelia Bale (O) Paul Wheeler
$50875 (T) ANDREA DAILLY
7TH (3) 30.8 SAN 515 Nov3 10.75L Proven Mayhem 29.63 B29.13 2.80 :5/8/8/7 4TH (5) 30.9 SAN 515 Nov10 5.25L Enry Walt 29.41 B29.28 3.30 :8/6/5/4 1ST (4) 31.1 SAN 515 Nov17 1.00L Gordon Bale 29.58 B29.21 1.90F :S/4/4R/3/1 1ST (6) 31.3 SAN 515 Nov24 9.25L Lektra Johnson 29.02 Best 2.60F :LAW 1ST (8) 31.3 MEA 525 Dec3 9.00L Axels 30.06 B29.99 1.30F :1/2/1/1 1ST (3) 31.3 MEA 525 Dec17 12.75L Gordon Bale 29.45Rec Best 1.40F :2/1/1/1 2ND (1) 31.3 MEA 525 Dec24 1.75L Godsend 30.02 B29.77 1.10F :3/3/3/2 3RD (3) 31.2 MEA 525 Jan1 6.50L Godsend 29.93 Best 2.70 :S/8R/4/3/3 2ND (6) 31.2 CRN 520 Jan9 3.75L Proven Mayhem 30.34 B30.32 1.70F :6/7/6/2/2
10 - 35542 BALA BALE Starts 18----7-2-3
Strong Intention came out running in the first heat Sale Cup winner, Mystic Apple lost no friends with his gallant second behind Lektra Jay in the third heat. and posted an all the way heat win in 30.32.
Bling It On (2) scored a narrow win in the first heat Granduer was never threatened at any stage in his of the Victorian Cup. runaway dozen lengths heat win in 41.45. Page 62 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, January 12th, 2012
BK B Nov'09 Bartrim Bale - Dyna Beauty $36585 (O) Paul Wheeler (T) ANDREA DAILLY
6TH (5) 25.0 SAN 515 Nov17 8.75L Dyna Tron 29.21 Best 16.50 :S/8/7/7/6 1ST (3) 24.8 MEA 525 Nov26 1.00L Cosmic Cooper 30.33R B30.19R 2.30F :2/1/1/1 1ST (4) 25.0 BAL 450 Nov30 5.25L David Bale 25.42 B25.17 4.70 :LAW 3RD (2) 24.8 BAL 450 Dec7 1.50L Up And Away 25.23 Best 8.00 :3/4/3/3 5TH (4) 24.8 SAN 515 Dec15 7.00L She Ain't Late 29.74 B29.48 2.20F :3/6R/4/5 5TH (1) 24.6 MEA 525 Dec24 9.25L Dyna Tron 29.96 B29.77 4.80 :4/4/4/5 4TH (6) 24.6 SAN 515 Dec29 11.00L Dyna Bert 29.21 Best 2.50F :XTR/5/6/6/4 2ND (6) 24.8 CRN 520 Jan9 3.25L Dyna Steal 30.45 B30.32 6.50 :=2/3/3/2/2 # ENGAGED, SAN Jan12 RACE 7 NGAGED, SAN Jan12 RACE 7
The $40,000-to-the-winner Cranbourne Cup final will be conducted on Sunday January 15th with the first race at 5.55pm. As well as great racing action there is a free entry lucky draw with over $1,000 worth of prizes to be won by
2 pm KARINGAL HUB TAB VICTORIA CUP 699 M
8 1 4 7
SELECTIONS GRANDUER ADELLE BALE MISS VIXEN BLING IT ON
8 7 5 4
HOT DOG RATINGS - GRANDUER 100 - BLING IT ON 98 - MISSION COMPLETE 96 - MISS VIXEN 93
PACEMAKER 4 ..SWOOPER 2..Tri- 178 - 178 - 14578
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BK B Oct'09 Bartrim Bale - Amelia Bale (O) Paul Wheeler
$16835 (T) ANDREA DAILLY
5TH (7) 25.5 MEA 600 Nov19 8.25L Mr. Sharp 34.99 Best 8.00 :7W/7/6/6/5 3RD (8) 25.7 MEA 600 Nov23 7.00L Uncle Pete 34.94 Bx 5.20 :6W/7/7/5/3 3RD (4) 25.3 SAN 715 Dec1 6.25L Kinga Will 41.98 Bx 8.00 :1/2/2/3/3 2ND (6) 24.9 MEA 725 Dec10 10.50L Granduer 42.61 Bx 16.30 :3/4/4/4/2 8TH (4) 24.8 SLE 650 Dec18 8.10L Kinga Will 37.45 B37.42 19.20 :7/8/6/8/4 1ST (3) 24.8 SAN 715 Dec22 2.50L Atelier 41.97 Best 4.30 :2/1/1/1/1 3RD (2) 24.8 SAN 715 Dec29 2.00L Atelier 42.06 Bx 3.10F :2/2/3/3/3 1ST (1) 24.8 SAN 595 Jan5 0.50L Fainting Fancies 34.55 B34.37 1.40F :3/3/2/2/1 4TH (3) 24.7 CRN 699 Jan9 2.50L Bling It On 42.33 B41.45 4.60 :=5/6/5/4/4
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BD D Apr'09 Texas Gold - Hannai Pumpkin $16215 (O) Gregory Bennett (T) CHRIS JOHANNSEN
1ST (1) 33.2 SLE 650 Nov13 0.75L Oily 38.30 Bx 4.10 :S/7/4/4/2/1 5TH (3) 33.1 MEA 725 Nov19 5.75L Gold Affair Two 43.41 B43.10 7.20 :S/8/8/8/8/5 1ST (7) 32.7 WGL 680 Nov29 2.00L Fawn Magic 39.51 Best 4.80 :S/8/8/6R/2R/1R 4TH (1) 32.7 SLE 650 Dec4 8.50L Bling It On 37.61S Bx 7.60 :8/4/4/4/4 3RD (4) 32.7 SLE 650 Dec11 0.75L Premier Boloney 37.63 Bx 11.40 :S/7/5/5/5/3 2ND (8) 32.6 WGL 680 Dec13 7.75L Crafty Lady 39.05Rec Bx 3.60 :VS/8/8/6/3W/2W 3RD (5) 32.5 SLE 650 Dec18 4.00L Lasting Effect 37.45 B37.42 20.30 :S/6/5/4/4/3 5TH (7) 32.4 SAN 715 Dec22 9.75L Adelle Bale 41.97 Best 3.50 :S/4/5/5/5/5 3RD (2) 32.3 CRN 699 Jan9 13.50L Granduer 41.45 Best 14.40 :4/3/3/3/3
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BK B Feb'09 Boris Reigns - Chat Line (O) Bjb Synd
$3192.5 (T) SHARYN COMBRIDGE
4TH (6) 26.8 TRA 658 Oct28 14.25L Miss Vixen 38.42 Best 33.70 :S/7W/7/7/6/4 7TH (7) 26.8 TRA 658 Nov4 12.25L Miss Vixen 38.56 Bx 56.20 :S/7/7/6/7/7 3RD (2) 26.7 GEL 680 Nov10 5.50L Flying Control 40.02 Bx 5.90 :6/6/6/5/3 2ND (4) 26.8 GEL 680 Nov17 11.00L Gold Affair Two 39.40 Bx 7.40 :S/5/5/5/3/2 3RD (5) 26.8 BAL 650 Nov23 7.75L Why Not Cooper 38.81 Bx 2.40F :S/6/6/6/6/3 2ND (5) 26.7 CRN 699 Dec5 6.50L Effone 42.30 Bx 2.30F :S/8W/6/6W/4/2 5TH (6) 26.3 SAN 715 Dec22 10.25L Crafty Lady 42.21 B41.97 51.60 :S/8/8/7/7/5 4TH (5) 26.2 BAL 650 Jan4 15.00L Alpe D'Huez 37.85 Bx 27.20 :8/8/7/6/4 4TH (3) 26.2 CRN 699 Jan9 14.50L Granduer 41.45 Best 31.80 :5/5/5/4/4
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BK B Jan'08 Brett Lee - Ceejay's Vixen (O) Risc Synd
(T) PAUL HILI
5TH (6) 26.2 SAN 715 Nov10 12.25L Echelon 42.03 B41.84 8.70 :S/8/8/8/6/5 2ND (2) 26.0 MEA 725 Nov19 3.50L Atelier 43.10 Best 2.30F :S/7/5/4/4/2 1ST (2) 25.9 MEA 725 Nov26 0.25L Karanji 43.52R Bx 2.50F :S/7R/4R/4R/4/1 2ND (1) 25.9 SAN 715 Dec1 1.75L Kinga Will 41.98 Bx 1.40F :S/4/3/3R/2/2 5TH (8) 25.9 MEA 725 Dec10 17.50L Granduer 42.61 Bx 6.80 :S/7/7/7/7/5 7TH (8) 26.0 SLE 650 Dec18 14.50L Zipping Lad 37.42 Best 16.20 :S/8/8/8/8/7 2ND (5) 26.1 SAN 715 Dec22 1.75L Crafty Lady 42.21 B41.97 3.80 :3R/1/1/1/2 6TH (7) 26.0 SAN 715 Dec29 4.00L Atelier 42.06 Bx 6.40 :S/5/5/5/5/6 2ND (1) 25.9 CRN 699 Jan9 12.50L Granduer 41.45 Best 5.50 :1/1/1/2/2
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F D Jul'09 Superman - Cacheci (O) Sean Cachia (T) MICHELLE MALLIA-MAGRI
4TH (1) 31.5 BAL 550 Aug31 2.75L Easy Peasy 31.28 Best 10.60 :2/4/4/4/4 1ST (1) 31.0 SHP 650 Sep5 4.25L Donna Matrix 38.39 Bx 2.30F :S/4/3/3/1/1 1ST (2) 31.5 SLE 650 Sep11 7.50L Onya Splash 37.71 =Best 1.80F :LAW 2ND (1) 31.3 BAL 550 Sep28 1.50L Cosmic Cooper 31.42 Best 3.70 :3/1/1/1/2 7TH (7) 31.4 WGL 460 Oct25 10.25L Judge Enforcer 26.17 B25.79 3.50F :5/7/7 8TH (7) 31.6 MEA 600 Oct31 19.00L Cosmic Cooper 34.68 Best 14.00 :4W/5/7/5/8 7TH (5) 31.6 BAL 550 Dec21 6.25L Quiet Brad 31.63 Bx 14.20 :6/8/8/8/7 1ST (8) 31.6 MEA 600 Jan4 2.50L Iron Brian 34.79 Bx 4.70 :3/2/2/1/1 3RD (4) 31.4 CRN 699 Jan9 0.75L Bling It On 42.33 B41.45 14.80 :2/2/3/3/3
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BK B May'09 Premier Fantasy - Pearlee Surprise $36745 (O) Hopkins And Brown Synd (T) NORMAN WALLS
1ST (2) 28.2 MEA 525 Nov5 2.75L Hurlee 30.27 B29.92 8.40 :3/1/1/1 5TH (3) 28.1 MEA 600 Nov12 6.25L Stack 'Em Flat 34.48 Best 21.80 :1/2/6/5/5 3RD (3) 28.1 SAN 515 Nov17 3.25L Mcdoom 29.50 B29.21 18.70 :3/4/4/3 5TH (5) 28.2 SAN 515 Nov24 7.00L Dyna Kate 29.61 B29.02 12.40 :S/6/6/5/5 7TH (5) 28.2 SAN 515 Dec1 16.00L Spring Special 29.41 Best 19.20 :2/7/7/7 8TH (4) 28.3 SAN 595 Dec8 11.00L Dyna Kate 34.69 B34.30 20.50 :=1/4/8/8/8 4TH (1) 27.6 CRN 520 Dec12 3.25L Carbon Fibre 31.04 B30.47 2.70F :2/1/4/4 1ST (3) 28.3 GEL 520 Dec30 1.00L Foley Bale 30.39 =Best 6.90 :2/2/2/1 2ND (8) 28.1 CRN 699 Jan9 0.25L Bling It On 42.33 B41.45 9.90 :1/1/1/1/2
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BLING IT ON
BK D Apr'08 Where's Pedro - Miss Bling (O) Carol Westerlo
$101700 (T) JOHN WESTERLO
5TH (3) 35.3 MEA 600 Nov5 12.00L Cosmic Cooper 34.65 Best 2.20F :S/3/3/7/7/5 2ND (2) 35.3 SAN 715 Nov10 2.75L Granduer 41.84 Best 4.20 :2/3/3/1/2 6TH (1) 35.0 SAN 715 Nov17 8.25L Zipping Malfoy 41.79 Bx 3.50 :3/3/3R/4/6 1ST (3) 35.0 SLE 650 Dec4 4.50L No Justice 37.61S Bx 2.20F :2/2/2/1/1 2ND (3) 35.0 SAN 595 Dec8 3.25L Lektra Jay 34.30 Best 4.10 :3/3/3/2/2 2ND (6) 35.4 SLE 650 Dec11 0.05L Premier Boloney 37.63 Bx 3.10 :S/5/4/4/4/2 4TH (8) 35.1 SLE 650 Dec18 4.25L Lasting Effect 37.45 B37.42 4.40 :7/6/5/5/4 1ST (7) 35.6 CRN 699 Dec31 15.75L Paris Montana 41.37 Bx 1.70F :XTR/LAW 1ST (2) 35.0 CRN 699 Jan9 0.25L Carlow Queen 42.33 B41.45 1.40F :4/3/2/2/1
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BD D Apr'09 Mogambo - Off Springer (O) Charles Bates
$76830 (T) LEN KETELAAR
2ND (4) 35.1 SAN 715 Nov3 0.25L Echelon 41.95 Best 2.40F :3/3/2/2/2 1ST (1) 35.3 SAN 715 Nov10 2.75L Bling It On 41.84 Best 2.50F :S/5R/6R/4/3/1 5TH (5) 35.3 SAN 715 Nov17 8.00L Zipping Malfoy 41.79 Bx 3.40F : S/7/5/5/5/5PreRaeVe 4TH (8) 35.3 WPK 720 Nov26 4.75L Zipping Malfoy 42.31 B42.27 3.30 : S/6/6/6/5/4/4/4 3RD (8) 35.2 WPK 720 Dec3 0.75L Zipping Lad 42.49 Best 7.40 :S/7/7/7/4/4/4/3 1ST (3) 35.7 MEA 725 Dec10 10.50L Adelle Bale 42.61 Bx 1.30F :4/3/3/3/1 3RD (6) 35.7 SLE 650 Dec18 2.25L Zipping Lad 37.42 Best 3.40 :S/5/4/4/3/3 3RD (6) 35.4 SLE 650 Dec26 1.00L Mystic Apple 37.42 Bx 4.40 :S/8/8/7/7/3W 1ST (5) 35.7 CRN 699 Jan9 12.50L Miss Vixen 41.45 Best 1.10F :2/2/2/1/1
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BD D Oct'08 Texas Gold - Lily's Portrait (O) Tuffen Synd
$6145 (T) CHRISTINE HAIGH
3RD (3) 32.8 SLE 650 Nov20 12.25L Cruise Away Lass 38.13 Bx 9.00 :3/6/4/4/3 3RD (6) 33.0 TRA 658 Nov25 13.00L Lady Bling 38.80 Bx 6.10 :3/5/5/5/3 3RD (3) 32.8 WGL 680 Nov29 4.00L Groober 39.51 Best 10.10 :1/1/2/Tired/3 5TH (7) 32.8 SLE 650 Dec4 10.00L Bling It On 37.61S Bx 32.40 :4/5/5/5 4TH (7) 33.0 SAN 595 Dec11 5.75L Sheza Weetbix 34.61 Bx 14.10 :5W/5/5/4/4 8TH (2) 33.2 SAN 595 Dec18 15.75L Double Jeopardy 34.33 Best 9.70 :5W/8/8/8/8 5TH (7) 33.3 SAN 715 Dec22 13.00L Double Jeopardy 42.27 B41.97 47.90 :6/7/8/6/5 4TH (7) 33.7 MEA 600 Jan4 10.75L Mission Complete 34.79 Bx 9.40 :2/3/4/5/4 5TH (1) 33.2 CRN 699 Jan9 4.75L Bling It On 42.33 B41.45 19.10 :=5/5/6/6/5
10 - 38885 TEXAS TRIX Starts 18----2-2-3
BD B Apr'09 Texas Gold - Civil Salute (O) Scott Synd
$3250 (T) KERRIE SMYTH
2ND (8) 29.8 TRA 513 Oct7 0.50L Sonny's Jet 29.80 B29.49 14.20 :XTR/2/2/2/2 4TH (2) 29.9 TRA 513 Oct14 6.75L Onya Splash 29.87 B29.57 23.40 :S/7/7/5/4 3RD (2) 29.6 GEL 596 Oct27 9.50L Riverdale Brandy 35.48 Bx 2.00F :S/5/3/4/2/3 1ST (7) 30.2 WGL 680 Nov8 0.25L Willodrie 39.84 Bx 2.80 :2/2/2/2/1 3RD (5) 30.2 MEA 600 Nov16 10.75L Lady Bling 34.78 Best 3.50 :3/3/4/4/3 8TH (6) 30.4 GEL 680 Nov25 13.75L Midnight Eclipse 39.77 Bx 8.40 :S/8/7/7/8/8 8TH (4) 30.9 CRN 520 Dec12 16.75L Credit Cruncher 30.48 B30.47 37.20 :7W/7W/8/8 8TH (5) 30.4 CRN 520 Dec31 6.75L Outlaw Torn 31.04 B30.47 18.70 :7W/7/7/8 5TH (4) 30.3 CRN 699 Jan9 25.75L Granduer 41.45 Best 23.30 :3/4/4/5/5
the adults, and there will be plenty of things for the kids, with free show-bags to the first 150 children, plus an animal farm and Camp Australia activities.
Entry is free and the gates open at 5pm
NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.
Published on Jan 11, 2012