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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - No. 832

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Can’t knock this fearless chaser’s chances in Saturday night’s Group 1 $250,000 to the winner Golden Easter Egg Final at Wentworth Park.

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THOROUGHBRED racing has promoted the Black Caviar phenomenon extensively for the past year and it’s now the greyhound world’s chance to do the same per medium of the freakish West Australian superstar, Miata. At Wentworth Park last Saturday in a heat of the Association Cup, Miata did what good judges believed a greyhound would never do. Miata travelled across the Nullarbor, had her first start in a month and her first official look at the famous Glebe circuit. But after all that, she still produced a track record run that not just broke the previous best, but completely obliterated it. As has been with Black Caviar, there are the “knockers” who say she beats the same horses each run, and this was also happening with Miata, as her West Australian opponents were not anywhere near her level. The eastern seaboard is where the best reside, many experts often spruik. After her track record run, many old timers were happy to state; “think I saw the best ever tonight”. Exiting box four, Miata went straight to the front while the Victorian, Shimaguni slotted straight into second spot and her supporters were very happy with the drop on the leader. At the lap mark the margin was two lengths, then three, four and by the top bend Shimaguni could ‘lift’ no more. Miata careered away over the concluding stages to record an eight lengths win from a gallant Shimaguni, with Hot Buzzard swooping on the third prize, two and a quarter lengths adrift. The 720 metres was clocked in 41.81, with the previous best at 41.93.

NSW Ron Arnold Miata, by Bombastic Shiraz out of Winsome Bluebird, trained by Paul Stuart, has now had 24 career starts for 21 wins and two placings. Prepared by ‘Team Dailly’, Shimaguni (Primo Uno x Messines) has had 32 career starts showing 20 wins and seven placings, whilst Ron Bell’s Hot Buzzard (Hallucinate x Cawbourne Fraz) has produced 12 wins and 13 placings from 38 career starts. THE FIRST Association Cup heat was taken out by He’s My Future, who clocked 42.55 and in doing so relegated New Zealand’s best stayer, Thrilling Brat to fourth. From box one, He’s My Future bounced out quickly and led his rivals a merry chase until the home turn, where some late swoopers emerged. However, after ‘lifting’ sufficiently, He’s My Future defeated Hotwire by one and a half lengths, with Gail Allen third, a neck away. By Hallucinate from Just Dazzle ’Em, the Carolyn Reinke trained He’s My Future has raced on 34 occasions for 14 wins and six placings. Hotwire (Big Daddy Cool x Ima Stunner), trained by Graeme Barnett, has notched seven wins and 13 placings from 29 career starts, whilst Gail Allen (Collision x Olivia Allen) and has now won 17 times with 11 placings from 46 career starts for Simon Rhodes.

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Like a competition car of the same name, Miata pushed the pedal to the metal at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and landed a heat of the Association Cup in runaway fashion. On receiving the checkered flag, the speedy WA stayer had clocked a new course record of 41.81 for the 720 metres journey.

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COULDN’T HAVE BEEN more impressed by the win of Devon Meadows kennelled Cee Waller, who proved far too good for his rivals in the RSN Grade 5 at The Meadows last Saturday night. Drawn box three at the 525 metres top of the straight start, Cee Waller began brilliantly and ran a blistering 5.02 early, an improvement of three lengths on his first hit-out there. Winging along the back straight full of running, with All Over Texas, Smokey Assassin and Streetbike Tommy in tow, the Wayne Vassallo trained racer continued his domination. After clocking 17.71 to be four lengths clear of Smokey Assassin at the penultimate corner, Cee Waller was never caught. Raced by the Dazed And Confused Syndicate, the blue dog defeated Smokey Assassin by four and three quarter lengths in Best Of Night 29.98, with third placed Streetbike Tommy over

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Can’t beat the female touch. Cee Waller, named after leading Sydney thoroughbred trainer Chris Waller has sent favourite punters broke when beaten in three consecutive outings as the popular elect, but showed his best form with a sizzling 29.98 BON victory. Handler, Karen Pitt defended the promising youngster, “he was handled by different people in those defeats, but does his best for me”. Might be wise to see who handles the Collision and Brooklyn Belle sprinter in future outings as he has a stack of ability.

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two lengths further adrift. Cee Waller, a son of Collision and Brooklyn Belle, made it five wins from eight career starts. NOW THAT Don Chendo is racing over the middle distance at both city venues, he’s become a more complete chaser. Whilst his form over the sprint trips was quite good, his style of racing relied heavily upon him getting a clear run in transit. And it still probably does, even though he’s racing over more ground. But last weekend the Joy Davis owned, Len Ketelaar trained dog stepped straight to the front from the four trap and blitzed them. He ran 9.00 to the first mark, leading Disraeli and Indy Son out of the straight, but then poured on the pressure along the Camp Road side of the course to register 22.00 when holding a two lengths break. Knowing just how strong Disraeli is, that home turn gap didn’t seem enough for the son of Where’s Pedro and Kilby Supreme. But he was able to fend-off the late rally by Disraeli and won the Superman @ Stud Mixed 4th/5th Grade by three quarters of a length in Best Of Night 34.46, while Barrique ran her usual honest race for third, nearly for lengths further astern. Don Chendo made it three wins from seven starts at the Northcorp Boulevard raceway, whilst career-wise his scorecard reveals 21 wins and 13 placings from 63 raceday appearances, netting $158,765 in stakes along the way.

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meadows layout, Leprechaun Betty came from the two alley and ran her rivals ragged in the Scotty’s Meats Restricted Win Final. With another flying start, similar to her March 12 first-up middle distance success, Leprechaun Betty was right behind the bunny rounding the first bend, where plenty of checking occurred, and she passed the post the first time vin 9.00 holding a four lengths break on Beautiful Noise and Rozehill Wolf. Coasting along the back, the daughter of Token Prince and Betty’s Angel arrived at the next checkpoint in 22.14, with her advantage now five lengths over Beautiful Noise. Going right on with the job in the run to the line, Leprechaun Betty saluted the judge almost eight lengths in front of Beautiful Noise, clocking a new PB 34.76, while Pacquiao finished fast for third. Raced by mother and son team of Diane and Ray Bartolo, the well bred Avalon kennelled racer’s CV now shows three wins and five placings after 13 outings.

Don Chendo: None come any more durable than versatile Don Chendo. The hard chasing son of Where’s Pedro and Kilby Supreme once again copped a squeeze box but came out running and scored his 22nd career win with a 34.46 win over the 600 metres trip.

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METZ MAGIC is storming his way to the upcoming Group 3 Big Dog Cup over 600 metres at Albion Park. He stopped off last Thursday night to win the Clem Jones Cup but the long-term plans for the dog are to be given another try over 710 metres... but not just yet. Breeder and owner, Bill Crooks said this when Metz Magic (Bombastic Shiraz - Witheren’s Girl) had scored a five and three quarter lengths victory in the 600 metres Clem Jones Cup. Metz Magic downed Pure Adrenalin in 35.01, with a head to Fashion Police running on well for third. The winner is trained by Ron Ball. Metz Magic made his 710 metres

QLD David Brasch debut at Albion Park a few weeks ago and led then held on to win in 42.32. Ball then switched him back to 520 metres for a heat of the Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park two weeks ago and Metz Magic was in trouble early before finishing fifth to Noble Pedro in a scorching Best Of Night 29.53. “He kept running into a dog in front of him,” said Bill. “He just

couldn’t get past it at any stage. I thought he should have run second.” But Bill says the plan is to keep Metz Magic to middle distance racing for now. The heats of the Group 3 Big Dog Cup (600m) will be run at Albion Park on Thursday next week, and that is a natural progression for him. “We have got to travel with him to keep him in the middle distance races,” said Bill. “We'll keep an eye open for any big races for him over 600 metres.” “But the plan is still to give him another try over the 700 metres as well.” “Ron wants to work him up to it again.” Ball said after that win that he had slight doubts about Metz Magic running out a strong 710 metres. “The trouble is the dog gets to the front early in 700 metres races,” said Bill. “He’s a tremendous chaser and he wears himself out.” Metz Magic, the Group 1 National Sprint winner last year, has now won 14 of his 29 starts. Bill has just sent Ball 12 young dogs to be trained. Six are by Surf Lorian from Witheren’s Girl and thus halfbrothers and sisters to Metz Magic. “My dad, Jim is 86 years old but he does most of the work with the youngsters, so that by the time Ron gets them to train, he has them pretty well educated,” said Bill. Crooks decided not to breed with Witheren’s Girl the last time she was on season.

Innisplain Jet, who proved too good in a 520 metres Novice at Albion Park, is seen here with Darren Russell and Tony Brett, who inspired the honest chaser to score by eight lengths in a fast 30.19.

Bill Crooks and Serena Lawrence with Metz Magic, who looks set to be a star in the upcoming Big Dog Cup. Last week at Albion Park, the Ron Ball trained dog was successful in the 600 metres Clem Jones Cup.

INNISPLAIN JET could be the newest star for Darren Russell and rival trainer, Tom Tzouvelis. Darren and Tom are mates… have been for years. They decided to race Innisplain Jet together when he was a pup, but Darren insisted he be the trainer as soon as he knew how good the youngster had broken-in. Russell and his family bred the dog.

Innisplain Jet (Where’s Pedro Something Wild) dashed right away to score by eight lengths in 30.19 in a 520 metres Novice at Albion Park last Thursday night, beating Raise Rose Hi, with a half head to Zambezi Express third. Russell shares ownership in the dog with Tom, and both are still shaking their heads over Innisplain Jet’s unlucky Vince Curry Maiden series at Ipswich in February. “I thought he could win the whole thing,” said Darren of the Vince Curry series. Innisplain Jet was knocked down in the semi-final won by Aston Carmelita (a winner last Thursday night at Sandown) and missed his chance. “He had slipped post-to-post at Ipswich before the Vince Curry series in 24.94,” said Darren. “He only got to have one 520 metres exit from the boxes and went 31.00 on a wet track.” Darren bred Innisplain Jet, and he

is one of three pups from the former star staying bitch. Something Wild. “I sold a bitch to Tom (Tzouvelis) and she broke-in exceptionally, but broke a hock and couldn’t race,” said Darren, “whilst the other dog in the litter has only had a couple of starts.” Russell will press on to a Young Guns series coming up at Albion Park. Innisplain Jet reeled-off a fast middle section of 11.59 and came home strongly in 12.77. “He didn’t come out as good tonight as he did when he won the Maiden in 30.04,” said Darren, “that was the difference tonight.” Innisplain Jet is a great type of youngster. “I’m reluctant to put a wrap on him,” he said. “Wait until he gets a middle draw and we’ll see what he does then.” “But at the moment he’s looking pretty good.”

HEADING into the Easter long weekend, racing on Thursday night in Queensland will be at Ipswich, and not the regular venue of Albion Park. Ipswich has again been granted full metropolitan status for a feature meeting, this time it’s the running of the $35,000 to the winner Magical Auction Series Final over 520 metres. Prizemoney for all other races ranges from $5,000 to $8,000, which is the Albion Park Thursday level. Pups purchased at the 2010 Ipswich Puppy Auction have contested the current series, with close to 30% making it from the sale to the heats. For a couple of years, Ipswich experimented with a $12,000 to the winner series over 431 metres for Auction pups. But the club felt that created little hype and elected to go back to a 520 metres event only. The Auction race series is currently unsponsored, but the club has been able to maintain the winner’s cheque at $35,000, the level paid dur-

Friday, each winner led all the way. Jill Hay’s Country carved out a first section of 5.42 from box two for an overall run of 30.62. Tony Zammit’s Runaway Rebel chased the leader all the way but was safely held in the run home, beaten two and a half lengths. Country’s final split was an impressive 11.87. Di Buxton’s Jean’s Work went a slick 5.34 from box three, scoring by eight and a half lengths over Heza Jimtrick for Ricky Whisson. Jean’s Work ran Best Of Day 30.41, with a run home of 11.96. Buxton said before the race she had expected improvement from the heats to the semis with Jean’s Work. “He has come back strong after a couple of injuries and feels really happy within himself,” she said. Buxton won last Thursday night’s $10,000 Easter Fifth Grade Trophy final at Albion Park with Jean’s Work’s littermate, Got a Moment, by Collision out of Splitting Hairs.

Buxton trained the dam for four wins at Albion Park and three at Ipswich. Rob Pines from Tasmania was a box two semi-final winner. The Ted Medhurst trained dog,, in the care of local mentor, Mick Demedio for this Ipswich series, ran a first split of 5.44. He railed around the first turn better than anything else on the day, and dashed clear to score by four and a half lengths over Shinzo’s Girl, clocking 30.79 for Richard Nelson. The run home was 12.07. Hot Tewin had been the fastest of the 12 heat winners at 30.51. The Rachel Scott trained bitch speared out of box three like a gazelle in her semi and ran 5.42 with run home of 11.91 for an overall 30.49. Hot Tewin scored by a nine and a half lengths over Bruce Linnan’s Atomic Aussie. Handler, Mike Chapman said Hot Tewin is a member of a litter of five, by Give Me Five out of Pilgrim’s

Legacy. “She’s the only bitch from the litter,” he said.

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It’s Jill’s country IN THE FOUR semi-finals of the Auction series run at Ipswich last

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Important data A FEW Ipswich Magical Auction facts: & The field for the final comprises four males and four bitches. The males have drawn boxes three, four, five and six, suggesting the females will be very hard to beat from their advantageous draws. & The last female greyhound to win was the Dennis Moore trained Elise Odette in 2008. & The last female trainer to win the race was Michelle Stella with Rylee’s Revenge in 2006. & Only one sire has more than one runner in this year’s final. Give Me Five is the sire of Country, Hot Tewin and Runaway Rebel.

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DIANNE BUXTON continued her feature race winning trot when Got A Moment landed the 520 metres Easter Trophy at Albion Park last Thursday night. The bitch’s litter brother, Jean’s Work had won the Eric Thomson Maiden Final at Albion Park late last year. Di gave full credit for the victory to her grandchildren, who, she said would have disowned her if she had ever tried to sell the little brindle bitch, who’s known around the Leichhardt kennels as Flo Jo. “Yes, she’s named after the American runner,” said Di. Now racing as Got A Moment, that little brindle bitch proved herself yet again when she led throughout to win the Easter Trophy. She scored by a half length over Time Will Tell, with a length to third placed Kelly Charm, after missing the start. Got A Moment (Collision Splitting Hairs) is one of a special litter. Her brother, Jean’s Work won the Eric Thomson Maiden at Albion Park last year, with Got A Moment fourth. Jean’s Work and littermate, Witch Half ran in the semi-finals of the Ipswich Auction last Friday. ‘She was always my favourite as a pup,” said Di, “but she was specially the favourite of our grandkids.” “If we had ever thought about selling her ... well, that just would

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not have happened.” Di and husband, Peter have already planned for Got A Moment to become a brood bitch of the future. “That’s why we are happy to sell the two bitches we have from her mother’s next litter (to Lochinvar Marlow),” said Di. Got A Moment paid dividends for Di’s hard work in the lead-up to the race. “She was a bit sore at the back end,” said Di, “and has not been jumping like I know she can, so I worked hard on her to have her right tonight, and she jumped like I know she can.” Got A Moment has now won four of her 12 starts. She was recently a great fourth to Katie Merry in the Group 2 Queensland Futurity final. “She’s getting stronger all the time,” said Di. “But I don't want to push her, as I’m happy with the way she is going and want to keep her happy.” She has no immediate plans for the bitch. ‘She’s quite sound so I will just keep racing her,” Di told us.

Pet pup: Got A Moment, pictured with Diane Buxton, took out the Big Dog Easter Trophy, recording 30.31 around Albion Park’s 520 metres trip last Thursday night.

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STRONG DEVELOPMENT of the GBOTA Magic Maiden Series at Easter was never more evident than last Friday night at Wentworth Park when three of the semi-final winners broke 30-seconds, with one winner clocking 29.77, which would be fast enough to win the Golden Easter Egg Final. Chris O’Brien raced a handy chaser named Tifi a few years back, and after her racing career ended she was mated with Collision. And from that subsequent May 2010 litter a new name of Tifia has been put up in lights. This 28kg chaser was kept for this Group 3 event, and judging by her dominant win, the sky’s the limit, with speed and power being her fortè. When the lids opened in the first of the Centrebet Magic Maiden semis, it was Tifia that hit top gear from the outset, and from box seven led Desiderata and She’ll Be Coming into the first corner.

NSW Ron Arnold Tifia was ticking over slick early sections, so it was always going to be a fast run and her race condition would be the only factor. However, as her mum was a solid stayer, obviously this gene has been passed down, and Tifia was full of running when heads were turned for home. At the judge, Tifia defeated She’ll Be Coming by eight lengths, with David’s Osti a further three and a quarter lengths away third. On a learning curve, Tifia remains unbeaten at this stage from two starts. She’ll Be Coming, still a maiden

Tifia is the one they’ll have to beat in the Magic Maiden final, having scintillating 29.77 all the way semi-final victory for Chris O’Brien.

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for Peter Rodgers, is by Surf Lorian out of Mearline Ottie, whilst David’s Osti (Bit Chili x Special Osti), prepared by Lyn White, is also yet to record his first win. THE GREATEST MYSTERY of all-time is the turn-around in fortune for trainer, Anne Kada and her 30kg chaser, Mega Flame. This daughter of Where’s Pedro had faced the starter on 10 occasions at the start of her career and couldn’t trouble the judge, however, at her past two appearances, she has not only won, but broke the “fast dog” barrier on both occasions. Boxrise saw Mega Flame exit box eight fast to charge down the outside and jam the inside brigade leaving the straight. With plenty of trouble behind her, Mega Flame clicked into overdrive down the back and bounded away with quick sections being recorded. Off the top bend Mega Flame was all on her own, with Doomed working hard in second spot but never likely to rein-in the leader. Turning for home in the 520 metres event Mega Flame was full of running and raced to the judge a dominant five and a quarter lengths winner over Doomed in 29.95, with third placed Buck Fever a further two lengths astern handed in a Mega Flame (x Awesome Berger) has

now had 12 career starts for two wins and four placings. Doomed, who’s yet to register a win for trainer Jason Thompson, is by Bombastic Shiraz from Lady Chase, whilst Buck Fever (Brett Lee x Kiacatoo Pearl) has recorded two wins and two placings from five career starts for trainer, David Pringle. IT’S GREAT to see trainer, Peter Lagogiane get his hands on a young pup with plenty of promise, as Tomato Catch Up led most of way in a semi, running a fast 29.96. Tomato Catch Up was another who used her box eight draw very well, and in the run to the first turn she crossed to the rail. Leaving the straight Tomato Catch Up chopped-off Suit Up Ted, who had pushed along the fence from her box two draw. Entering the back Tomato Catch Up got clear of Suit Up Ted, who was then involved in a mix-up and dropped back sharply, which caused plenty of trouble, and the leader bolted clear. Tomato Catch Up was in full cry down the side, giving nothing else a chance, with Flash Waters and the late swooper, Zipping Banjo battling out a spot to qualify for the final. Down the home running Tomato Catch Up was well clear and finished a dozen lengths in front of Flash Waters, with Zipping Banjo a half length back in third spot. Tomato Catch Up, by Bit Chili out of Elite Tory, to date has had four starts for two wins and one placing. Flash Waters (Elite State x She’s A Melody), prepared by Steven Sing, has notched four runner-up prizes to

date from five career starts, whilst the Jason Mackay trained Zipping Banjo (Slater x Navigator Miss) has had two starts for one win and one placing.

Sunshine State success BOB GILTINAN made a successful trip form the Sunshine State to grab a victory with Velocity High, who opened her winning account in 30.20, giving the fairer sex a perfect record of all semi-final winners. When the lids rose the inside division began best, with Sweet Lavender from box two just shading the blue vested Exclusive One, and Velocity High had exited the six trap and rushed down the outside to be alongside the leaders leaving the straight. Into the back Velocity High and Mr. Gambo shared the lead, however, the interstate raider always looked to be travelling the better. Off the top bend Velocity High drew clear, with Mr Gambo battling hard to qualify. Down the home straight Velocity High darted away and at the judge was a three and a quarter lengths winner over the fast finishing Trident Catch, who just made it into the final, a head in advance of Mr. Gambo. Velocity High, who is by High Earner from Bogie Skye, has registered a win and a placing to date. Trident Catch (Slater x Navigator Miss), trained by Jason Mackay, has had one win and a placing from two starts, whilst Mr. Gambo (Mogambo x Minty Bean) is still yet to win from nine attempts, however, has six placings for trainer, David Sundstrom.

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CONSISTENT sprinter, Lika Whisper secured his berth in the Easter Cup final with another professional performance to land a heat over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park, Hobart last Thursday. Lika Whisper showed his customary early speed to lead from box eight, with Mojito and Hellyeah Stella also quickly away and they crossed to the rail in unison. But Lika Whisper had enough strength to out-muscle the other pair and found the rail. The Brendan Pursell trained dog sped clear and on the line had over a length to spare over Collyn Tiger, with Hellyeah Stella almost a length further astern. Decembrist flashed home from last on the turn to grab fourth and clinched a berth in the final. Pursell said Lika Whisper has been a victim of wide draws of late with this his fourth outside alley in nine starts, although he has won three wearing the pink vest during his racing career. “He’s drawn eight at his past three starts and that hasn’t really suited him because he is better when he has something on his outside,” Pursell advised. “He’s done a good job tonight but he still isn’t quite racing as well as he can,” he said. Lika Whisper stopped the clock at 26.37, which is quite a way off his best of 26.02 that he recorded when winning in late September last year. The Ted Medhurst trained November Digger staked his claim on the Easter Cup with a convincing win in a heat.

Tassie Peter Staples November Digger began brilliantly from box eight and had the lead at the 340 metres boxes. He put the end result beyond doubt when he held a four lengths break turning for home, defeating Lucky Norris easily, with New Recruit working home well for third, albeit over a length astern. November Digger has been something of a quiet achiever, with this being his fifth win from 17 starts and all at the Hobart circuit. The first four placegetters in each of the Easter Cup heats progressed to the final.

Mortgage on final FORMER Victorian dog, Black Nitro will win next week's Easter Plate final with a leg in the air if he can mirror his first effort on the Tattersall’s Park U-bend circuit. It was a brilliant first look at the track, and whilst he was afforded box one, the son of Bombastic Shiraz reeled-off sensational splits and posted Best Of Night 25.86 over the 461 metres. His time made the Invitation graders that contested the Easter Cup heats look pedestrian. Black Nitro flew the lids and was matched early by the black vested Sandbanker but when he brushed her

Back Page Lead with handler, Brett Gordon, following a 26.31 Easter Plate victory at Elwick last week for owner, Geoff Slattery.

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Brendan and Blake Pursell hold Lika Whisper, made it through to the Easter Cup final at Tattersall’s Park on Thursday night, after the consistent chaser had easily won a 461 metres heat in 26.37. off at the top turn it was all over bar the shouting. Black Nitro is owned and trained by Paul Hili, who relocated from Victoria recently to set up in the quiet north-eastern Tasmanian town of Loira. APTLY named bitch, Back Page Lead powered her way into the 461 metres Easter Plate final for Grade 5 chasers with a courageous victory in a heat at Tattersall’s Park, Hobart last Thursday night. The bitch is owned by Melbourne based media guru, Geoff Slattery, who has despatched a number of his chasers to Tasmania in recent times. Back Page Lead began fairly from box five but had to be content with trailing in third spot in the run to the home turn. Rebel Lee and Franklin Bluboy shared the lead into the home straight but when Rebel Lee shifted up the track it presented Back Page Lead with a saloon passage run and the Wayne Smith trained bitch took full advantage. Back Page Lead put the end result beyond doubt within the blink of an eye. She hit the line two and a half lengths clear of Franklin Bluboy in a jhandy 26.31, with Rebel Lee a neck astern. CUSTODIAN also looms as a genuine winning chance in the final on the strength of his impressive heat win. Custodian charged from the boxes wearing the pink vest and had no trouble finding the rail. Once in front he sped clear and had a decent break at he top turn. Custodian (Shanlyn Prince – Chiki Boss) extended his lead in the run home and hit the line almost nine lengths clear of Hellyeah Taz in 26.31, with the camera unable to split Able Lad and Sherrin’s Choice for the skinny end of the prize. BREEDER’S CLASSIC winner, Emerald Lee looms as a genuine

chance in the final after she produced a new personal best effort to win a heat in 26.09. The Debbie Cannan owned and trained bitch began fairly from box two but was squeezed out of the battle for the lead and had three ahead of her at the top turn. But she stalked the trio and when a needle-eye opening appeared, she darted through the gap on the rail then went on to score by almost three lengths from Octane Vow in 26.09, with Pippi’s Gold over a length astern. ZAVANCE MAN secured his berth in the final with an emphatic two lengths heat win. The Ted Medhurst trained dog kept his unbeaten record on the track intact as he sped over the 461 metres in a handy 26.19, which was his best at the Tattersall’s Park venue. He showed good early speed from box seven and after a short battle with Lucky Day. he forged clear and was never going to be beaten.

Girl’s Purse WELL bred pup, Trackside Girl staked her claim on the Winning Edge Kibble Easter Purse with an emphatic heat win over 461 metres at Tattersall‘s Park in Hobart last week. The Alison Walker trained bitch began well from box one and eventually found the front after a stoush with Hellyeah Flossie, who’d begun brilliantly from box four. It was an impressive performance and arguably her best so far. She is only lightly raced, with this latest win coming at her fourth start. Trackside Girl already had a win to her credit at Devonport in Juvenile company, but she was slow out that day and had to come from behind to win. Walker said she was always confident about Trackside Girl making the final, but was just hoping she began well. “There’s always a bit of doubt in

your mind when they don’t always have good box manners, but when she began well tonight and held the rail I was very confident she would win,” Walker said. Trackside Girl is owned by Walker’s life partner, Paul Lee, who purchased the bitch as a pup from her breeder, Chris Woodhouse. Lee also purchased a litter brother, Lucky Day, who also shows promise. WHILST Trackside Girl was impressive, there was a lot to like about the debut performance of Zorro’s Legacy, who gave his rivals a galloping lesson in an Easter Purse heat. Zorro’s Legacy, by Bombastic Shiraz from former champion stayer, Fallen Zorro, began fairly from box seven but quickly mustered speed to chase Winklee Venus and Riverdance Bo, who showed good early speed. But by the time the field reached the 340 metres boxes, Zorro’s Legacy had crossed to the rail and sped clear of his rivals. He went on to score by five lengths from Canadian Bay, with Riverdance Bo hanging on for third ahead of Winkle Venus. Zorro’s Legacy stopped the clock at 26.35 following splits of 5.20 and 11.33. THE REMAINING Purse heat was taken out by Lashing Lad, who flew the lids wearing the pink vest and had enough courage and stamina to hold out the odds-on favourite, Sir Sonic, who failed by a neck, with Johnny Cougar grabbing third spot in a photo-finish over Camdale Buddy. It was Lashing Lad’s first race start, having only contested a quali in Launceston prior to last Thursday’s Easter Purse heat. Lashing Lad recorded 26.84, which was clearly the slowest of the three heats, but trainer, Alan Anderson is confident the son of Lilli Pilli Lad and Illusion can improve a lot on that time in the final.

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Pints Delight rounded out a hat-trick of wins at Angle Park by annexing the Free For All last Thursday night completing the 515 metres assignment in 29.91.

SA Paul Rehmann The son of Superman and Cold Pints held on, downing Johnny Will by a half head in 29.93, while Bad Boy Pedro wound up third.

Best paw forward PREMIER STRIKE put in a career best effort at Angle Park last Monday when he ran the fastest time of the night in a Grade 5 event for trainer, Ben Rawlings.

Drawn box seven when rated a $7.00 chance, Premier Strike came out running and led all the way, defeating Emerley Style by four and a half lengths in 30.01. ANGELA MODRA had a great night at the same meeting, training a tble via the efforts of True Pal, Gypsy Spy, and Galapagos. True Pal led all the way in a Grade 5 event in and scored by a length over Trumby in 30.14. Gypsy Spy came from midfield in a Mixed 2nd/3rd/4th Grade event and stormed for a one and a quarter lengths win over Emma’s Gift in 30.37. Galapagos took out the non penalty 731 metres race.

After settling down second early, he ran away over the closing stages to win by almost eight lengths to Then Quoted in 43.87. BANDANNA LAD took out the Gawler South Bakery Cup last Tuesday and went through the series undefeated for trainer, Troy Murray. Poorly drawn in the six, Bandanna Lad ($11.90) came from well back early and stormed home to snatch the lead in the closing stages. Bandanna Lad crossed the line one and a half lengths clear of race favourite, Where’s Pancho in 31.10, while kennelmate, Kalden Anastasia snared third place. KALDEN MAYHEM ran the quickest of the day at Angle Park last

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PINTS DELIGHT registered his third straight win at Angle Park last Thursday night when successful in the Jason Dansie Good Guys Free For All for trainer, Brian Rayner. Drawn in box four and starting well in the market at $3.20, Pints Delight flew the start and showed great pace to hold the early lead over race favourite, Johnny Will through the first turn. Leading by a length entering the back straight, Pints Delight kicked clear and reached the top turn with a two lengths break, after Johnny Will stumbled and lost ground. Rounding the final bend a length clear, Pints Delight had to dig deep to fend-off the strong finish of Johnny Will over the closing stages.

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MY LITTLE STAR made it back to back Prelude Final wins at Angle Park when she won the Classic Prelude 2 Final for trainer, Bosco Stamenkovic last Thursday night. Already a winner of the Prelude 1 Final back in February, My Little Star was a strong second pick at $3.00, with race favourite, Hope’s Up starting at $1.50, despite finishing runner-up to My Little Star in the Prelude 1 final. Drawn box seven, My Little Star jumped nicely and showed blistering speed to cross the field and hold the early lead over Dakota Amigo through the first turn. Skipping away from Dakota Amigo to lead by three lengths in the back straight, My Little Star was just warming up and had stretched her advantage to five lengths by the top turn. Rounding the final bend with a big lead over Hope’s Up, My Little Star finished the race off well. The daughter of Carlisle Jack and My Little Lady crossed the line four lengths clear of Hope’s Up in 30.08, with Izzy Mai running a good race in third place. Unbeaten in the series, My Little Star took her record to nine wins and four placings from 16 career starts. My Little Star also continued Bosco’s dominance in classic events this year. As well as taking out both Prelude Finals, Bosco also trained St. Leger winner, Koombooyana Girl in her 29.82 victory earlier the month.

Making a Point POINT TWO OVER notched his third win from his past four starts when he took out the Payneham

SA Paul Rehmann Automotive Free For All for trainer, Rob Harnas at Angle Park last Thursday night. Drawn out wide in the eight, Point Two Over ($2.60 fav) jumped nicely and showed good speed to cross into second place through the first turn, where Diva Doll was the pilot. Sharing the lead with Diva Doll entering the back straight, Point Two Over took over and skipped away to reach the top turn with a three lengths break on Rawson Reason. Rounding the final bend still nicely ahead of Rawson Reason, Point Two Over finished extended his advantage in the home straight. Although Only Jess made a late rally, the son of Collision and Camden Shiraz ran out a five lengths winner in 29.88, while Rawson Reason finished third.

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Christine Costa and Bosco Stamenkovic were flanked by The GRSA Hunnies after My Little Star had taken out the 515 metres Breeders Prelude 2 final in 30.08 at Adelaide’s Angle Park on March 29.

RICH SHIRAZ put in a great performance for Victorian trainer, Kevin Mugavin Jnr when he took out the Mt. Gambier Cup final last Sunday afternoon. A 30.22 heat winner, Rich Shiraz gave his rivals a galloping lesson in the final, scoring by over six lengths to Man Of Mystery and third placed Mate’s Honour in a fast 29.81. That time was just .02 outside the 512 metres track record that’s held by

Halfway Home. By Bombastic Shiraz out of Killarney Magic, Rich Shiraz took his record to 15 wins and 18 placings from 47 career starts. CARVE ’EM made a strong debut over the 731 metres at Angle Park last Thursday night when he won the Dansie Brown Free For All for trainer, Peter Hurley. Wearing the green vest and sent

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to the boxes as the $2.25 elect, Carve ’Em jumped safely but then showed superior pace and raced past Leica Drill and led through the first turn. Already out to a six lengths break with a lap to run, Carve ’Em was setting a hot pace early and extended the lead over Leica Drill to eight lengths passing the catching pen. Racing down the back straight with a big lead, Carve ’Em was look-

ing good and reached the top turn still eight lengths clear of Leica Drill. Rounding the final bend with Leica Drill edging back some ground, Carve ’Em coasted to the line under no pressure. The son of Texas Gold and Geoff’s Mate coasted past the judge five and a half lengths clear of Leica Drill in a solid 43.46, with Elena McLaren third.

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KILTANON SKYE continues to improve and was just too strong for his rivals in the Mulgrave Past Players Grade 5 Final over 715 metres. Drawn in box seven at $6.40, the Martina Whelan trained stayer was out well and at the first mark was a neck second behind Mist Opportunity in 6.10, with Yowyeh a close third in front of Ellen Bale. Mist Opportunity led them around to the winning post the first time in 15.71 with a length and a half lead over Kiltanon Skye and just a half length to Yowyeh on the inside third. Mist Opportunity was making a real go of it in front as she passed through the back corner in 30.47, but Kiltanon Skye was still in pursuit, just a length and a half behind, with Yowyeh boxing away on the inside and still in it. Kiltanon Skye put it into top gear to join the leader on the home turn then hit the front half-way down the running, going on to beat Yowyeh ($27.30) by three quarters of a length, with a similar margin to third placed Mist Opportunity ($2.90). Kiltanon Skye, a son of Where’s Pedro and Sum Chance, is owned by the Kiltanon Syndicate, and in clocking the new PB of 42.01 to collect the prizemoney and the GOBIS Bonus, the black stayer made it two from three at the trip, as part of his nine wins in 24 starts overall.

Super Cooper COSMIC COOPER posted the new PB and Best Of Night 34.20 to score in the RSN Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 515 metres. Sent to box two at $3.00, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Cosmic Goddess was slowly away but quickly mustered pace to be third into the straight the first time. Dr. Rochelle led down to the first mark in 9.21 and held sway by just over a length to Onya Splash, with

Luck of the Irish: Visiting Waterford friends of Penhurst trainer, Martina Whelan were delighted to see Kiltanon Skye make it back to back wins over the 715 metres staying trip. The nuggetty 29.4kg black chaser wore down Mist Opportunity to secure the GOBIS backed event in a slick 42.01, slicing .33 off his PB, created the previous week. nearly two lengths to Cosmic Cooper But once he broke clear, Cosmic third but on the fence. Cooper was untroubled for the reCosmic Cooper railed alongside mainder of the trip, beating Dr. Roof Dr. Rochelle to hit the front just chelle ($26.40) by four and a quarter before the second peg, taking the split lengths, with Shiny Sudoku ($14.20) in 23.42 by a head, with Jungle Hero getting home for third, two and three running into third possie, two lengths quarter lengths back. back. Cosmic Cooper, trained by Darren Brown for Louise Parkinson, has won two of his five tries at the trip, whilst overall the black galloper has scored in 16 of his 68 starts.

100 and smokin’ LINING up for his 100th start, Smoke Home bought up his 28th win by running a new PB and Best Of Night 29.44 to land the Mulgrave Football Club Free For All over 515 metres. Favourite at $2.60, the Lauren Gorman trained chaser left the three alley running and had no trouble leading them past the first mark in 5.05, with Vee Ate Mate second and Cosmic Planet third. Smoke Home was doing it stylishly out in front and passed the second checkpoint in 18.78 with a three lengths lead over Mario Chief getting into second spot over the hard railing Vee Ate Mate. Smoke Home maintained his momentum at the head of affairs to hold

When you’re out in front you miss the interference: Group 3 Launching Pad winner, Five Paws with Team Five Paws Syndicate member, Andrew Palmer and Lethbridge trainer, Emilio Rinaldi after the red and fawn daughter outsped her opposition to secure the $25,000 to the winner event. The Yanks have given us the Ford motor car, Coca-Cola and yo-yo’s. But I reckon the former Queensland trainer is eternally grateful to American breeders, Jack and Mary Butler, who parted with a couple of very well bred brood bitches, Greys Destiny and Greys Lemon Ice, who accompanied Emilio back home to Australia and created a niche with our two top sires, Where’s Pedro and Bombastic Shiraz. “She’s a tough bitch but I knew she’d come through.” Five Paws loves the Sandown Park circuit and has now won five of her six starts over the 515 metres trip. Home turn interference saw swoopers, Hannie Bale, Mepunga Melachi and Spiral Ballerina dent their chances when they all collided, but the winner made all the pace and equalled the race record time of 29.69. Club Director, Neil Brown remarked that the club would now push for the well-patronised special age event to be elevated to Group 2 status, and that will mean a further increase in prizemoney. Page 12 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Overdue win: Trainer, Peter Brown with the ultra consistent and honest Cosmic Cooper, who appreciated an inside draw for a change and notched his 16th career win. Runner-up at his previous three engagements, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Cosmic Goddess overcame a tardy start but hugged the rail to post a 34.20 victory over the 595 metres trip. Mario Chief ($16.10) at bay by a length and a quarter, with Carol Allen ($4.90) a length and three quarters further afield. Smoke Home, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Daintree Lady, owned by Gary Joske, has now won nine of his 29 starts at the trip.

Run of the night ALLEN LAWSON handed in the run of the night by taking out the Man In The Mirror Mixed 4th/5th Grade over 515 metres. After lining up in box one at $3.70, the son of Over Flo and Kazar Bale missed the jump badly and was three lengths last soon after boxrise. At the first mark it was Lorita Bale ahead in 5.01 with two lengths on Stagger and a further length to Khumbu, while Allen Lawson was last, nine lengths off the lead. Lorita Bale led them around to the back in 18.99 but was about to be claimed by Stagger, with Daintree Rocket third and Allen Lawson was fifth and still on the fence but only

four lengths down. Allen Lawson continued his forward charge and hooked out to come around the leaders on the final bend. He went on to win by two and a quarter lengths over Proven Mayhem ($7.30), with Lorita Bale ($4.30) picking up third money, a neck away. Allen Lawson stopped the clock at 29.77 to make it five wins in 21 goes on the track, whilst taking his tally to 15 wins in 64 starts to date. The black chaser, owned by Jan Wheeler, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Graeme Bate. RESERVE runner, Parisette gave Graeme his double by running 25.59 to take out the Macro Meats Grade 5 over 515 metres. Owned by Chris Nutt and Shaun Evans, the daughter of Velocette and Paris St. Germain came from box four at 417.50 to beat Cocky Boy ($3.10 fav) by three lengths, while Sam’s Kingdom ($3.70) was the next one in, three quarters of a length away.

Just Coincidence may be approaching her fourth birthday in May but there’s still plenty of life in the Collision and You Can Too bitch. Raced by Between The Wickets Syndicate and trained by Mario “Hollywood” Briganti at Tuerong, the inform sprinter made it four wins from her past five starts with a slick 29.63 success in the Grade 5 event. NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.


CLASSY chaser, Roxy Mac took out Puppy Classic in fine style, demolishing a talented field of youngsters to claim the $12,000 first prize. The Kylie McLennan owned and trained bitch held a class and experience advantage, and was sent out at $1.30 after drawing the cherry. The favourite got off to a flyer but tracked three-wide in the early on. Into the first turn she led by a half length over the speedy Under Scrutiny on the rail, with Bit Spicy sitting on her outside. Roxy Mac powered across to the paint through the bend and emerged on to the back section with a three lengths advantage. She clocked 18.97 off the back to lead by five lengths, and her sixth successive win was assured. It was a solo to the judge for Roxy Mac, who scored by 10 lengths in a sizzling 30.38, two lengths outside the race record set by reigning WA Greyhound Of The Year. Paul Stuart’s consistent chaser, Military Power led home the pack with Bit Spicy for Jamie March claiming the third prize. Roxy Mac has proven to be an ‘iron dog’, missing only a week of racing since she started her career with a slashing 30.43 Maiden victory last September. McLennan has always held her charge in high regard, and Roxy Mac proved that theory correct last October by taking out a heat of the Group 3 Mandurah Cup at her fourth outing… a remarkable achievement. The duo headed to Melbourne and acquitted themselves well in the Laurels, running Katie Merry to two lengths in a heat before finishing unplaced to Stetson Donna. After being beaten by Lektra Jay in a Perth Cup heat, McLennan stepped Roxy Mac up to middle distance, where she picked up her first feature win in the Summer Cup. After back to back wins in the

WA Laurence Torpy Juvenile races, which were astutely saved, Roxy Mac, a January 2010 whelp by Where’s Pedro from Della Bale, entered the Puppy Classic series with a resumè beyond her years. She has started 29 times for 13 wins and 10 placings and snared $59,000 in stakes. She is equal leader in the Cannington Track Star award with the highly rated Flying Machine, while the travelling duo of Miata and Hot Irish are battling for third. The future looks bright for Roxy Mac, with the Group 2 WA Oaks her likely next major target.

Pool demolition SATURDAY was a huge night out for owner, Damon Fardig and trainer, Ben Abercrombie. Early in the evening the duo qualified Hot Irish for the Golden Easter Egg final with a tough grinding head-bobbing win from the outside draw. Later at Cannington, star bitch, Rock Pool blitzed a strong Free To All field in a sensational Best Of Night 30.28 to bring up her 21st win. The daughter of Where’s Pedro and Will You Behave is approaching veteran status but turned back the clock with a virtuoso effort from the cherry, where she has now won six from seven tries. With speed in abundance to her outside, a clean start was essential for the $1.80 favourite. Rock Pool began well and mustered strongly, clocking a 5.69 to hold out Beau One and Starlight Delly into the bend. She slipped away to a two lengths

Kayla, Brianna, Rod and Kylie McLennan surround Roxy Mac after the classy type showed great acceleration from the rail draw and took out the Puppy Classic at Cannington, sizzling over the 530 metres in 30.38. advantage onto the back, with Bill McNally’s Ocean Deep leading the chase. Rock Pool burst five lengths clear leaving the back and recorded 18.86. A powerful run home saw her winning margin over Ocean Deep extended to 10 lengths. The 2010 WA Oaks winner now has a CV showing 60 starts for 21 wins and 12 placings and is approaching $124,000 in earnings.

Saturday snippets A GOOD WAY to go home from the track $350 in front was to have a $1.00 All Up on Ben MacLean’s two long-priced winners. Uno Lesson ($25.10) was given little chance in the staying Free To

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All, with the market dominated by McQueen and Rousay. The youngster with only two wins from his 26 career starts had shown some ability over the trip, placing twice, however, her best of 42.69 did not look fast enough to challenge for victory After jumping slowly, Uno Lesson (Primo Uno - Art Lesson) moved up to be fourth with a lap to travel, six lengths adrift of the highballing Hogmania. Passing the release point Hogmania was still leading by a couple of lengths over Freeway Fame and McQueen, with Uno Lesson railing solidly but still five lengths off the front runner. MacLean’s chaser continued to ride the rail through the final bend. He levelled with the leader into the home run before edging away to a one and a half lengths victory in a very smart 42.22. Hogmania for Greg Martin held second, with Freeway Fame third. JOURNEYMAN chaser, Keroma

Steel broke through for his first WA success with a blow-out eight lengths victory over the favourite, Flying Hypo in a moderate provincial Grade 4 over the middle distance. The $14.70 chance bustled across from box six and had an eight lengths lead passing the post the first time. The margin was never reduced as the pack raced each other to fill the minor placings. ANOTHER chaser breaking through for her first WA win was the Paul Stuart trained Darya Bale. Stepping up to 642 metres, the daughter of Over Flo was away smartly from box six to lead from the ‘bend’ start. With a circuit to travel she was holding Travel Bug Miss by three lengths and there was a similar gap to Mortal Combat. The lead duo broke well clear on the far side, with Darya Bale extending her break to four lengths. The winner tired in the final section but still held on to record a head victory in a very smart 37.28.

Tony Williams was delighted by the success of Bomber Command, who flew out of box one and led for most of the 530 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade, returning 30.69 in Perth on Saturday night. National Greyhound Form, Thursday, April 5th, 2012 – Page 13


Eggsactly GEE, hasn’t the Golden Easter Egg started on a great note? We saw nearly all of Australia’s best sprinters contest the 10 heats in an attempt to make their way through to the semi-finals stage, and you’d be hard-pressed to find four better semis. But of course that’s what you’d expect for a race where a quarter of a million dollars awaits the winner. I personally like the format of the “Egg”. “Sudden Death” is not an option in this race, as you can make the final without winning, and I know for some that doesn’t sit well. But I think when you’re talking about a race with a lot of money at stake, perhaps getting a second and a third chance, if you happen to strike a horror draw or some real bad luck in the early rounds, isn’t all that bad. Mind you, great dogs overcome bad draws and bad luck a lot of the time, but they can’t do it every time, can they? Anyhow, as we’ve seen with previous Eggs, a lot of the time a dog that was on fire through the entire series came out the eventual winner anyhow. There’s plenty of excitement about with this race, and I’m sure we’ll see another great dog as the winner in 2012.

That box one FOLLOWING-ON from last week with the thought that box one is terrible at Wentworth Park over the 520 metres, I wonder how it went when seemingly we had good dogs exiting that trap. The Golden Easter Egg heats looked a good place to start, so let’s see how the 10 reds went. The first heat had Undisputed Dos out of that box and he finished third to Allen Harper in a flying 29.60, thus progressing to a semifinal. In the second heat, El Caballo had the red and he chased Dyna Bert home in 29.81, beaten two and three quarter lengths to advance through. Chenzou Boy wore the red vest in the third heat and after being second for a good part of the trip, was overtaken in the run in to come in fourth. On to the fourth heat and Desalle Bale finished second to Noble Pedro in 29.53 when beaten five lengths,

and that was good enough to get through to the semis. Miss Roman Nose in the fifth heat went amiss when in front and failed to finish, and I don’t think we can blame the box for that. Oaks Road had the red in the sixth and he finished powerfully to score in 29.76; nothing wrong with that. In a small field in the seventh heat, where Dyna Tron looked an absolute “Monty”, Scarlet Liz wore the red vest into second spot, going down by eight lengths in 29.69, but still qualified for the next round. Stetson Donna came from box one in heat eight to lead throughout and score in 29.79. Krazy Fraz had box one in heat nine but it never “helped” him, as he finished sixth, whilst Bogie King was dressed in the red singlet in the final heat and he came in fifth. Really, two winners and four placegetters from nine to complete the course is a reasonable result; certainly not one that suggests that the inside trap isn’t any good there. Mind you, box three didn’t produce a winner. but in my opinion there were only two or three dogs in that trap that on paper looked to have any real chance. and two of those ran second. Still, I don’t think that’s a conclusive result.

Half a million up AS YOU’VE just read, Dyna Tron scored in his heat of the “Egg” and in doing so went past half a million dollars in prizemoney. That win meant that Dyna Tron is the sixth greyhound in our history to reach that mark. That victory took the son of Collision and Gold Rush Bale to $505,253, and with box seven in a semi-final, you’d reckon he’d be very short odds to make the final. The semi-final is worth $6,000 to the winner but that will still leave Dyna Tron around $8,000 short of overtaking fifth placed El Galo.

The others UNFORTUNATELY, Radley Bale only ran fourth in a heat of the “Egg”, and as such, is only a reserve for the semi-final stage. His stakemoney at present is $569,848, and that record is now looking a lot tougher for the 53 months-old galloper. Unless of course he’s fluked a start in the semi-finals to keep his record hopes alive. Failing that, the next open Group 1 is in June and that’s the Winter Cup in Brisbane. The open Group 2’s that are available are the Bendigo, Maitland and Warrnambool Cups, all in April, or the Healesville Cup and The Dawson in May, all of which carry $40,000 to the winner. The next Group 2 after that is the Traralgon Cup in June.

Current Victorian and Australian Greyhound Of The Year, Dyna Tron. Page 14 - National Greyhound Form, Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Oaks Road moved closer to the target by winning his heat of the “Egg”, putting him on $308,370, and of course if he can win his semi and the final, he’ll go to $564,370. But having turned three last November, he still has plenty of time left. I actually got a shock when I looked at Allen Harper’s stakemoney, as he’s showing only $215,260, which seems a bit short for a dog that’s won two Group 1’s. Anyhow, I have to go by that figure, and assuming he can win the “Egg”, he could be on over $470,000, but the real big thing in his favour is he is only three years of age. The others left in the “Egg” with good stakemoney tallies are Rewind ($139,715), Allen Elroy ($166,030), Allen Hertz ($107,626), Fancy Dean ($127,320), Noble Pedro ($103,675) and Lektra Jay ($198,545). Finally, Sure As, who’s only a reserve, is on $105.920 to be the only other greyhound with more than $100,000.

What’s wrong with people nowadays? SIR ELTON JOHN recorded a song called “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, and boy, is that true in this day and age, or what? When I was growing up, I was taught that if you do something wrong or make a mistake or something along those lines; once it’s pointed out to you then the first thing you should do is apologise. So what’s wrong with people nowadays, where no one seems capable of saying sorry when they’re clearly in the wrong? Are we now living in such a litigious society that the thought of someone saying sorry becomes an admission of guilt or fault, and therefore reason to be sued? Because if that’s the world we’re living in, where oh where did we go wrong? Another really annoying thing along the same lines are people who bemoan everything that’s happened to them as being somebody else’s fault. I call these people “professional victims” because no matter what bad things happen in their life, it’s always someone else that caused it. Don’t you just love ‘em?

Good reports I’VE HEARD some very good reports about pups by Australia’s stakemoney record holder, High Earner. Apparently some of these youngsters are breaking-in with huge wraps on them. That does not surprise me one iota. I’ve remarked in the past about the fact that a lot of Group 1 winners go on to produce Group 1 winners, and High Earner comes from a line of such dogs. Of course, as you know, High Earner won more than one Group 1, well, he didn’t get the stakemoney record by winning Tier 3 Grade 5’s, did he? He won a couple of Perth Cups and The Temlee, amongst other top events. His sire is Collision, and apart from being a top sire, on the track he won the Vic Peters Classic. Collision’s sire is Awesome Assassin, who’s by Light Of Fire, and this sire line continues back through New Tears, Pretty Short, Tangaloa and Temlee. Pretty impressive, eh? Of course Collision’s dam is Rumble Spirit (Malawi’s Prince x Follow Through), who is also the dam of Collide, Ace Hi Rumble,

Wave To Tammy, Spiritual Rumble, Wave To Emma, etc. Her dam, Follow Through was a brilliant matron, who also threw Smooth Rumble, Tried And True and Toolibuk, to a select three. High Earner’s dam is Double Guess, and she’s by Wild Season from Roxy Reason (Malawi’s Prince x Playground). Roxy Reason, as many would know, is the dam of chasers such as El Galo and Miss Hot Gossip With breeding like that, it’s hard to imagine High Earner not being a success at stud!

Where to bet OKAY, again I’ve been asked where do I like to bet when I decide I’m actually going to invest some of the “hard-earned”. As I’ve said before, I wouldn’t bet on these non-penalty or Tier 3 races with stolen money, no matter where they run them. The reason for this is quite simple… you’re trying to decide if a dog that hasn’t won in its last 50 starts actually knows what to do to win, or a dog that’s won once in two years is indeed having its day/week/month/ year. Really, for mine, I’d rather buy a lottery ticket, but as I’ve said, there are plenty of people that like punting on those races. That same feeling applies with the following for me. In Victoria, the short sprints on the twin tracks of Shepparton and Warrnambool are out, as too are those trips at the other two twin tracks of Geelong (outer) and Warragul, and I don’t like the shorts at Ballarat all that much either. Quite simply, you’re placing money on the fact of who’ll jump and lead, and that’s fine if you see an absolute flyer in the field. But when you do see that, usually everyone else does too and it goes around at $1.04. I’ll gladly bet on any of the twoturn tracks of Geelong (inner), The Meadows, Sandown, Cranbourne and Traralgon because you can work out a formline through the fields. I also like Sale and Horsham because they’ve been racing there long enough for, in my opinion, the form to stack-up. Interstate, I don’t look at provincials at all, mainly because I’m unfamiliar with the dogs, whilst metropolitan I’ll bet at Wentworth Park and sometimes Albion Park and Cannington, but only at the main meeting for the week, and that’s it. If people want to understand how form stacks-up, look at a dog that runs say second at Ballarat over 450 metres, beaten two lengths in 25.48 (25.60). If that dog is in there at its next start, you can almost bet your boots on it running between 25.50 and 25.70 with a clear run, although you need to look at box draws and the strength of the field, but at least you have something tangible to line the form up with. That’s how form stacks-up in my view, and I try to avoid places where that can vary by as much as 10 lengths without there seemingly being any logical reason!

Rematch looming THE GROUP 1 Association Cup heats sees Miata booked for a return after a slight let-up, whilst in the other heat is the New Zealand champ, Thrilling Brat. Presuming both have contested their respective heats, a great rematch is looming. However, having said that, there are some very good stayers engaged,

including He’s My Future, Double Jeopardy, Shimaguni, Hot Buzzard, Thrilling Frank and veteran, Slick Lee. Should be a great race!

Your Say “The Optimist” remarked, “I thought I’d be clever and pick a few roughies in the GEE, with the hope there’d be a boilover.” “I carefully chose the eight best roughies in my view and had $10 on each of them.” “Do you know how many got through the heats, one, and it’s a reserve.” I think that with the “Egg” that you really need to look at say the best 20 (two in each heat) and try to narrow that down and pick your eight from that. But having said that, I guess you’re not going to get 330/1, are you? “Tinker Thinker” asked, “Why weren’t there eight heats of the Launching Pad run?” Apparently because there were only 11 races on the card. “Bob the Breeder” with, “I’ve been looking through the stud dogs trying to work out what sires I might like to use and I’m kind of stuck. Any advice?” Hmm, I really don’t like offering advice on sires, quite simply because if you use my choice, rear the pups and they turn out no good, you’re out of a lot of dough and you might feel that’s my fault. Using a successful sire seems a good way to go because you know the dog can produce winners. Look at your bitch’s breeding and see if similarly bred bitches have ‘clicked’ with a certain sire. Look for things missing in your bitch in the dog, like if yours was slow early, so trying to put some early speed into them mightn’t be a bad idea, or vice versa, if yours was speedy, try a dog with some strength. Then have a look at what other successful breeders try to do, and see if what they’ve been doing can be made to work in your case. Mind you, my thoughts on breeding are that quite a few people use bitches that aren’t really up to scratch, and I feel that puts them behind the eight ball straight away. However, some of those bitches have in fact produced good dogs, but then again, a Quick Pick has won the purchaser First Division before! “In Principle” with, “After studying form guides meticulously for over a year, I think I can narrow down any race to just three dogs that in principle should win. What do you think about that?” Good luck....hehehe.

This week’s Teaser THIS week we’ll have a cryptogram. See how you go. 1. Nella back with the front of the Bazaar 2. Once the tape ends this is a must 3. Big street with trees 4. The best OS maybe 5. Pete from Spanish royalty 6. Pomp and ceremony for rearranged Dane 7. First half of an explosive in a movie 8. Durante when he was a kid ANSWERS NEXT WEEK

Last week’s answers 1. Radley Bale. 2. Dyna Tron. 3. Oaks Road. 4. Metz Magic. 5. Allen Harper. 6. Sure As. 7. Glen Gallon. 8. Fancy Will. All chasers are Group 1 winners.

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Letter to the Editor

Had to have a giggle at your vet’s article in the form guide this week concerning the possible use of ITPP. In Des’ mind, it appears because he has no knowledge or proof of it’s existence, then it doesn’t exist. We are ‘searching for answers’ as to why dogs are faster, certain trainers are dominating, and one particular breeder, is creaming the place, and Dr. Fegan, as is typical for his sensational viewpoints, does NOT see any abnormalities. Well Des, explain this for us all, could you? 1. Why has GREYHOUNDS AUSTRALIA

commissioned a professor, I believe MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY in NSW, for the determination and fact-finding in how to test for proof of its existence in OUR INDUSTRY. And this professor is adamant, by his articles, that it is being used... there just is not a technique capable presently, to determine of its existence. 2. Why are stewards investigating ANYONE ENQUIRING about the purchasing of this product via GOOGLE websites? And a couple of trainers have been interviewed... why would they (stewards) be concerned if the product DOES NOT EXIST WITHIN THE INDUSTRY?

Maybe they are concerned it does? And the word on the ‘street’ is there are DUMMY WEBSITES to catch unsuspecting enquirers! Ask those interviewed how they began their search... interesting stuff! 3. It's a known fact, through the thoroughbred/harness industry, that laboratories based in HONG KONG are researching and developing techniques to test for the drug concerned, and NOW HAVE A TECHNIQUE THAT WILL SHOW IT'S PRESENCE. 4. That current samples taken from horses in particular, not 100% sure in dogs, are being frozen awaiting for the

technique to be proven, in this way old samples can be re-tested to search if there has been usage of the chemical within ANY OF THE CODES. So how come myself and many others have access to this type of info, yet a professional like DR. FEGAN turns his head away from such positive movements in detecting such existence? He maybe right, but if he his wrong, he will look a real proper goose, and where is his credibility then? Just because we, or the controlling bodies, are not prepared to share everything they know yet, as it is really an ongoing procedure, so they certainly would

NOT WANT TO MANY OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE knowing or having inside data on the subject. And in this case, maybe DR. FEGAN has missed the boat on the updates, or he is not considered worthy of data being shared with him… and that could be a positive reaction due to his past postings and manner in the industry. I consider this a very important topic, and until evidence either way is produced, one regardless of status, needs to hold back before giving an opinion that IT DOESN’T EXIST and we, obviously the industry, are clutching at straws. - Francis

Response In reply to your reader, I must say that I have been aware of this product, among others, for a number of years, however, I am not interested in being a supplier of performance-enhancing products for my patients. ITTP is widely rumoured to be in use, however, I have seen no evidence of it and the racing laboratories have yet to detect it. I welcome research into its use and I feel the steps made in NSW horse racing authorities to establish a frozen sample bank is an excellent deterrent. - Des Fegan

Retrospective testing

Ian Vigor and Shiny Sudoku were surrounded by their admirers after annexing the 600 metres Nationwide Seafoods Grade 5 final in 34.71 at The Meadows recently.

I was taken aback today when an irate reader accused me of having ‘sensational viewpoints’! How does he know I live on top of a hill and have a terrific view of the Dandenong ranges and the city of Melbourne? He was rather angry that I mentioned the use of the performanceenhancing chemical, ITTP as being a possibility rather than a fact. It is an irritating characteristic I have, that holds me back from being all things to all people. I like to deal in facts. The reader was adamant that the use of ITTP was rampant in our industry, but as yet the facts do not support it. Maybe it is, and maybe in the future the evidence will be there to substantiate his assertion. However, it is not possible to prosecute anyone on a rumour or a hunch. I will concede that the racing laboratories have always being playing catch-up with cute or astute trainers who have helped their greyhounds to win with the benefit of medications that were undetectable or beyond the range of medications incorporated in a standard detection profile. Much of this inadequacy is not incompetence but simply a lack of resources. An analytical laboratory for the detection of every drug is not a cheap, nor is it a viable option. I am certainly no expert in this area, which is the domain of analytical chemists. Specifically, with regard to ITPP, it was discovered by researchers at the University of Strasbourg in 2008 and they reported their findings in 2009. It is an exciting discovery and will have many potential uses in medicine for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, but it is a long way from being commercially available as a drug. The purveyors of the chemical that people encounter on the web/net are nasty little spiders trying to make a fast buck, and if the white powder you buy

By Dr. Des Fegan MVB MRCVS

turns out to be moon dust, then buyer beware! ITPP is a chemical derived from a carbohydrate myo-inistol. This is one of nine isomers of the same combination of the atoms carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Each isomer has a subtly different spatial arrangement, very much like nine metal keys all of the same weight but with a different tooth pattern. Needless to say, if you buy the wrong shaped key it will not unlock any doors! Another medication that horse racing authorities are concerned about is Acadesine, also known by the abbreviation AICAR. This chemical was investigated by the Sark Institute in California and it was discovered to switch fast-twitch muscle fibres into efficient fat-burning slowtwitch muscle fibres, thereby increasing stamina. This would be of great benefit for a horse running over 3200 metres on the first Tuesday in November, but it is unlikely to be of much use in our sport, where fast-twitch fibres are dominant and desirable. As we have seen with Marion Jones and all associated with the BALCO Lab scandal in the USA, retrospective testing of properly stored samples can be a powerful deterrent. Marion has fallen a long way from her victory laps in the Sydney Olympic Stadium, and athletes will heed the painful message she delivers. The horse racing authorities of NSW are incorporating retrospective testing into their range of “integrity enhancers”, I believe it is certainly time, for Group race samples from greyhounds to be stored for possible future testing. Walnut Veterinary Clinic 84 Clarendon Street Cranbourne , 3977 (03) 5995 5255

Gary Shingles and the Eden Park team were trackside for Paul Munt’s photo shoot after Breathe Fear had just taken out a Mixed 4th/5th Grade at The Meadows, clocking a new PB 34.57 on March 24.

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29.79(7) 4.50 Mar 12

Black D May'10 SLATER - NAVIGATOR MISS $3880 (O) M HALLINAN & F HALLINAN (T) JASON MACKAY

2ND (5) 34.0 WPK 520 Mar15 4.50L Rail Blazer 30.47 B30.04 1ST (7) 34.1 WPK 520 Mar25 7.50L Flash Waters 29.79 Best 4.20 :4/1/1/1/1/1 2ND (3) 34.0 WPK 520 Mar30 3.25L Velocity High 30.20 B29.76 1.90 :S/8/4/4/3/3/2

8 - ..132

DOOMED

Starts 2----0-1-1

Trk/Dist 2----0-1-1

NBT

8.50

Fawn D Jul'10 BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ - LADY CHASE $1000 (O) DOMENIC SERGI (T) JASON THOMPSON

1ST (1) 32.4 BUL 472 Mar12 Stewards Trial 26.47 B26.47 3RD (7) 32.4 WPK 520 Mar25 4.75L Tomato Catch Up 30.10 B29.79 2.30 :2/1/2/2/2/3 2ND (6) 32.3 WPK 520 Mar30 5.25L Mega Flame 29.95 B29.76 3.00 :1/2/2/2/2/2

Miata and Paul Stuart after her sensational record breaking run over the 720 metres trip. The WA stayer is long odds on to win the Group 1 Association Cup on Saturday night.

9 - 32233

MR. GAMBO

Starts 9----0-3-3

Trk/Dist 2----0-0-2

NBT

26.00

Black D Feb'10 MOGAMBO - MINTY BEAN $1640 (O) L BOLWELL & V SAMMON (T) DAVID SUNDSTROM

3RD (2) 29.8 DTO 520 Feb23 6.50L Rare Bred 30.24 B30.07 3.80 :3/3/3/3 2ND (1) 29.9 RIC 535 Mar3 1.25L Bronte Anna 30.95 B30.44 4.10 :3/1/1/2/2 2ND (1) 30.0 RIC 535 Mar10 2.25L Bronte Anna 31.07 B30.39 4.10 :2/1/1/2/2 3RD (3) 29.7 WPK 520 Mar25 12.00L Too Rings 30.38 B29.79 9.30 :2/2/5/4/4/3 3RD (7) 29.8 WPK 520 Mar30 3.50L Velocity High 30.20 B29.76 31.90 :4/1/2/2/2/3

10 - 26313 BUCK FEVER Starts 6----2-1-2

Trk/Dist 2----1-0-1

30.15(6) 7.50 Mar 12

Black D Dec'09 BRETT LEE - KIACATOO PEARL $4225 (O) DANIELLE PRINGLE (T) DAVID PRINGLE

2ND (1) 32.9 DTO 520 Aug31 1.25L Helen Bale 30.71 B29.78 2.60 :4/4/2/2 6TH (7) 33.0 DTO 520 Sep8 8.25L Unfinished 30.26 B29.77 2.00 :S/7/6/6/6 3RD (8) 34.4 BAT 450 Dec5 2.00L Grovebrook Lad 26.36 B26.16 1.70 :S/7/7/7/5/3/3 1ST (6) 33.5 WPK 520 Mar25 2.75L David's Osti 30.15 B29.79 2.30 :4/4/4/3/2/1 3RD(5) 33.3 WPK 520 Mar30 7.25L Mega Flame 29.95 B29.76 3.30 :4/6/6/4/4/3

6 09:15pm HOTHAM BODY REPAIRS ASSOC. CUP 720 M

8 2 4 1

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$75000-18750-9375-300UNP$300

SELECTIONS MIATA HE'S MY FUTURE SHIMAGUNI HOT BUZZARD

8 4 6 2

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HOT DOG RATINGS MIATA 100 SHIMAGUNI 94 THRILLING BRAT 91 HE'S MY FUTURE 88

PACEMAKER 8 ..SWOOPER 5..Tri- 248 - 248 - 12468

1 - 11313

HOT BUZZARD

Starts 38----12-8-6

Trk/Dist 19----6-3-4

42.53(2) 12.00 Feb 12

Black B May'09 HALLUCINATE - CAWBOURNE FRAZ $41605 (O) T DRESSER & P VIPEN (T) RONALD BELL

3RD (8) 25.2 MAT 565 Jan19 5.25L Proven Idaho 31.96 Bx 4.30 2ND (5) 25.4 RIC 618 Feb1 1.75L Proven Idaho 35.66 Best 3.30 :2/3/4/3/2 1ST (7) 25.4 GOS 600 Feb7 0.03L Stately Shiraz 35.12 Bx 3.00 :4/3/3/3/1 1ST (2) 25.4 WPK 720 Feb11 1.75L Lavana 42.53 Bx 5.00 :3/3/4/4/4/3/1 1ST (3) 25.4 WPK 720 Feb18 2.75L Gail Allen 42.87 Bx 2.80 :4/2/1/1/1/1/1 3RD (4) 26.0 WPK 520 Mar17 8.50L Ascari 30.09 B30.08 7.20 :S/6/7/6/6/5/3 1ST (2) 26.0 WPK 720 Mar23 1.00L Perfect Power 42.56 Bx 1.70 :5/5/3/3/3/2/1 3RD (7) 25.9 WPK 720 Mar31 10.00L Miata 41.81Rec Best 13.00 :2/3/3/3/3/3/3

2 - 21711

HE'S MY FUTURE

Starts 34----14-4-2

Trk/Dist 15----7-2-0

42.32(4) 7.50 Mar 12

Fawn D Jun'09 HALLUCINATE - JUST DAZZLE EM $56310 (O) J MITTIGA & V LORUSSO (T) CAROLYN REINKE

Anne Kada and Mega Flame who is unbeaten Pat Breen and She’ll Be Coming who has in her two Wentworth Park outings. drawn the red alley in the Magic Maiden.

1ST (1) 32.1 WPK 520 Jan28 7.75L Zipping Malfoy 30.10 B29.69 3.40 :4/1/1/1/1/1 4TH (8) 32.4 MEA 525 Feb11 3.50L Zero's Hero 30.31 B29.66 3.80 :5W/6/6/4 5TH (5) 32.4 MEA 525 Feb18 5.75L Take It Home 30.42 B29.84 6.70 :XTO/7W/6/6/5 2ND (1) 31.7 MEA 600 Feb25 4.00L Thrilling Quest 34.55 Bx 8.30 :S/8R/6R/4R/4R/2 1ST (4) 31.7 WPK 720 Mar10 3.00L Irinka Gabby 42.32 Best 4.00 :2/1/1/1/1/1/1 7TH (3) 32.1 WPK 720 Mar17 14.00L Thrilling Frank 42.98 B42.29 2.00 :2/4/6/6/7/8/7 1ST (4) 32.4 WPK 720 Mar23 16.00L Stewards Trial 42.16 Best 1ST (1) 33.0 WPK 720 Mar31 1.50L Hotwire 42.55 B41.81Rec 3.30 :3/1/1/1/1/1/1

3 - 44644

LAVANA

Starts 77----12-15-10

Trk/Dist 45----7-8-7

42.33(1) 34.00 Jul 11

Black B Jan'09 COLLISION - TOKEN WHIZ $53872 (O) BIGGER THEN LIFE AUSTRALIA - MGR A WILLIAMS (T) AY LORD 2ND (8) 3RD (2) 3RD (7) 4TH (5) 4TH (3) 6TH (6) 4TH (5) 4TH (6)

26.3 WPK 720 Feb11 1.75L Hot Buzzard 42.53 Bx 8.00 :1/1/1/2/2/2/2 26.5 WPK 720 Feb18 3.50L Hot Buzzard 42.87 Bx 3.00 :3/4/4/4/4/3/3 26.1 WPK 720 Feb25 5.50L Cousin Callum 42.47 B42.30 5.50 :S/6/5/4/4/4/4/3 26.1 WPK 720 Mar3 4.00L Gail Allen 42.92 Bx 7.40 :4/3/4/4/4/4/4 26.3 WPK 720 Mar10 11.00L He's My Future 42.32 Best 13.40 :3/6/6/6/5/5/4 25.9 WPK 720 Mar17 12.00L Thrilling Frank 42.98 B42.29 16.70 :S/8/6/4/5/5/7/6 26.4 RIC 618 Mar24 10.00L Boundless Boy 35.41 Bx 13.70 :4/4/5/4/4 26.4 WPK 720 Mar31 11.00L Miata 41.81Rec Best 55.00 :4/4/4/4/4/4/4

4 - 14132

SHIMAGUNI

Starts 32----20-6-1

Trk/Dist 3----2-1-0

42.06(6) 8.50 Sep 11

Black B Apr'09 PRIMO UNO - MESSINES $181004 (O) Scg Synd (T) ANDREA DAILLY 2ND (4) 30.1 CAN 715 Jan21 8.75L Miata 41.59 Best 4.40 :S7/5/5/3/3/2 1ST (8) 30.1 CAN 715 Jan28 0.75L Kalden Athena 41.84 B41.58 1.04 :3/2/2/2/2/2/1 2ND (5) 29.7 CAN 715 Feb4 9.75L Miata 41.30 Best 7.40 :2/2/2/2/3/2 1ST (2) 29.9 MEA 600 Feb11 3.50L Dyna Morris 34.15 Best 2.80F :LAW 4TH (3) 29.9 MEA 725 Feb18 10.50L Miata 42.37 Bx 7.60 :3/3/2/2/4 1ST (2) 29.7 MEA 725 Feb25 0.10L Thrilling Brat 42.76 Best 1.70F :4R/1/1/1/1 3RD (1) 30.3 MEA 725 Mar3 12.25L Thrilling Brat 42.34 Bx 2.10F :3/2/2/2/3 2ND (2) 29.4 WPK 720 Mar31 8.00L Miata 41.81Rec Best 5.30 :3/2/2/2/2/2/2

5 - 21442

HOTWIRE

Starts 29----7-6-7

Trk/Dist 14----3-2-4

42.66(1) 34.00 Jan 12

Black D Sep'09 BIG DADDY COOL - IMA STUNNER $24240 (O) GRAEME BARNETT (T) GRAEME BARNETT 3RD (3) 1ST (1) 3RD (5) 2ND (7) 1ST (1) 4TH (3) 4TH (8) 2ND (8)

31.2 GOS 600 Jan24 3.25L Perfect Power 35.20SR B34.98SR 12.80 :4/5/4/4/3 31.1 WPK 720 Jan28 1.25L Atelier 42.66 Best 6.00 :4/2/2/1/1/1/1 31.0 WPK 720 Feb3 7.25L Irinka Gabby 43.00R Bx 2.70 :S/6/6/8/7/4/4/3 31.5 GOS 600 Feb28 1.00L Crazy Dave 35.05 Best 3.40 :S/7/4/3/2/2 31.4 WPK 720 Mar9 3.00L Dana Travis 42.92 Bx 2.70 :5/7/5/5/2/2/1 31.2 WPK 720 Mar17 13.00L Vintage Blend 42.29 Best 8.50 :S/6/6/5/5/5/5/4 31.6 MAT 565 Mar22 6.50L Cool Stunner 32.18 Bx 1.90 :S/8/5/5/4 31.3 WPK 720 Mar31 1.50L He's My Future 42.55 B41.81Rec 32.50 :/8/8/7/6/5/5/2

6 - 12214

THRILLING BRAT

Starts 34----20-5-2

Trk/Dist 5----2-1-0

42.15(8) 7.50 Nov 11

Brindle D Dec'08 HALLUCINATE - THRILLING FAITH $154108 (O) Gary Harding (T) KAREN WALSH

The early crow. Tomato Catch Up and Jodie Doomed is one of the youngest pups in the Centrebet Magic Maiden final. Van Enkhuyzen after his 29.96 heat win. Page 34 – National Greyhound Form, Thursday, April 5th, 2012

1ST (7) CAM 650 Dec24 Thrilling Quest 37.06 Bx N/P :1/2/2/2/1 1ST (8) 30.3 CAM 747 Dec30 11.20L Thrilling Quest 42.89 Bx N/P :2/2/2/1/1 6TH (5) 30.2 CAM 457 Jan12 6.70L Cotswald Prince 25.70 B25.52 N/P :S/7/8/6 1ST (4) 30.2 MEA 525 Feb11 Solo Trial 30.13 2ND (2) 30.6 MEA 725 Feb18 7.75L Miata 42.37 Bx 34.00 :XTO/2W/2W/3W/3W/2W 2ND (4) 30.6 MEA 725 Feb25 0.10L Shimaguni 42.76 Best 6.00 :XTO/1W/2W/2W/3W/2W 1ST (8) 30.3 MEA 725 Mar3 11.75L Adelle Bale 42.34 Bx 3.90 :2/1/1/1W/1W 4TH (7) 30.1 WPK 720 Mar31 2.25L He's My Future 42.55 B41.81Rec 1.80 :S/6/6/5/4/4/4/4

GAIL ALLEN

Starts 48----18-6-6

Trk/Dist 25----6-4-3

42.68(7) 21.00 Mar 12

Blue B Apr'09 COLLISION - OLIVIA ALLEN $47887 (O) JANICE WHEELER (T) SIMON RHODES

2ND (7) 26.1 WPK 720 Feb4 3.75L Lavana 42.48 Bx 12.30 :3/3/3/3/3/3/2 4TH (1) 25.8 WPK 720 Feb11 2.75L Hot Buzzard 42.53 Bx 4.70 :2/2/3/3/3/4/4 2ND (1) 26.2 WPK 720 Feb18 2.75L Hot Buzzard 42.87 Bx 3.60 :1/1/2/2/2/2/2 2ND (5) 26.1 WPK 720 Feb25 4.25L Cousin Callum 42.47 B42.30 5.90 :1/2/3/3/3/3/2 1ST (3) 26.3 WPK 720 Mar3 1.75L Thrilling Bloom 42.92 Bx 4.70 :2/2/2/2/2/2/1 1ST (7) 26.1 WPK 720 Mar10 0.50L Arapina Star 42.68 B42.32 6.70 :1/2/2/1/2/1/1 4TH (7) 25.8 WPK 720 Mar17 10.00L Thrilling Frank 42.98 B42.29 7.60 :4/8/8/8/8/6/4 3RD (5) 26.1 WPK 720 Mar31 1.75L He's My Future 42.55 B41.81Rec 15.20 :1/5/4/3/3/3/3

8 - 11111

MIATA

Starts 24----21-1-1

Trk/Dist 1----1-0-0

41.81Rec(4)1.66 Mar 12

Red Fwn B Oct'09 BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ - WINSOME BLUEBIRD $204895 (O) NICHOLE WHEELER (T) PAUL STUART

1ST (8) 28.7 MAN 647 Dec30 12.75L Bashy's Boy 36.40Rec Bx 1.10 :S4/2/2/1 1ST (1) 28.3 CAN 715 Jan7 8.50L Pakenham Lass 41.30Rec Best 1.04 :1/1/1/1/1/1 1ST (6) 28.5 CAN 715 Jan14 9.50L Mcqueen 41.71 Best 1.20 :S7/O/4/4/4/3/R1 1ST (3) 28.5 CAN 715 Jan21 8.75L Shimaguni 41.59 Best 1.20 :Xtr1/1/1/1/1/1 1ST (5) 28.5 CAN 715 Jan28 11.25L Kalden Petroni 41.58 Best 1.04 :4/2/1/1/1/1 1ST (4) 28.3 CAN 715 Feb4 9.75L Shimaguni 41.30 Best 1.40 :4/3/3/3/1/1 1ST (1) 28.3 MEA 725 Feb18 7.75L Thrilling Brat 42.37 Bx 1.20F :LAW 1ST (4) 28.4 WPK 720 Mar31 8.00L Shimaguni 41.81Rec Best 1.20 :1/1/1/1/1/1/1

9 - 32645

ADELLE BALE

Starts 29----4-5-7

Trk/Dist 2----0-0-0

BK B Oct'09 Bartrim Bale - Amelia Bale (O) Paul Wheeler

NBT

34.00

$42195 (T) ANDREA DAILLY

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 :S/6/6/5/4/4 3RD (1) 24.8 CRN 699 Jan15 4.60L Granduer 41.79 Bx 4.40 :WUWL/3W/4/4/4/3 2ND (7) 25.3 CAN 642 Jan21 4.50L Pakenham Lass 37.45 Best 5.50 :S6/6/6/4/3/2 4TH (1) 25.3 CAN 715 Jan28 15.25L Kalden Mayhem 41.75 B41.58 3.50 :tr1/1/2/2/2XW/6/4 3DH(2) 24.9 MEA 725 Feb25 3.50L Red Hot Andy 42.91 B42.76 12.10 :1/XTO/2W/2W/3/=3 2ND (6) 25.3 MEA 725 Mar3 11.75L Thrilling Brat 42.34 Bx 25.70 :XTR/1/3/3/3/2 6TH (7) 25.0 WPK 720 Mar10 21.00L He's My Future 42.32 Best 6.40 :5/4/7/7/7/6/6 4TH (8) 24.9 MEA 725 Mar17 5.75L Double Champ 42.99 Bx 3.90 :2/1/1/1/4 5TH (2) 25.1 WPK 720 Mar31 3.00L He's My Future 42.55 B41.81Rec 10.70 :5/4/2/2/2/2/5

10 - 51525 COUSIN CALLUM Starts 52----13-13-8

Trk/Dist 20----5-2-4

42.47(8) 19.00 Feb 12

Black D Mar'09 HALLUCINATE - GONDOLA SERENADE $54910 (O) SHARRON WEBSTER (T) RAYMOND WEBSTER

7TH (8) 33.7 MEA 600 Jan21 9.00L Disraeli 34.66 Best 11.10 :S/5/5/7/8/7 2ND (7) 33.1 RIC 618 Feb4 0.10L Spring Extreme 35.40 Bx 1.60 :2/2/2/2/2 1ST (5) 33.3 RIC 618 Feb11 1.00L Young Snozz 35.48 Bx 7.60 :3/3/2/1/1 5TH (7) 33.1 MEA 600 Feb18 5.00L Lektra Jay 34.40 Bx 31.90 :4/4/6/6/5 1ST (8) 33.2 WPK 720 Feb25 4.25L Gail Allen 42.47 B42.30 2.00 :5/3/2/2/2/1/1 5TH (2) 33.2 WPK 720 Mar10 12.00L He's My Future 42.32 Best 2.50 :S/6/5/4/4/4/4/5 2ND (1) 33.0 WPK 720 Mar17 9.75L Vintage Blend 42.29 Best 2.90 :5/3/2/3/3/2/2 5TH(1) 33.6 WPK 720 Mar31 14.00L Miata 41.81Rec Best 22.60 :S/7/6/5/5/5/5/5

8 10:15pm MACRO MEATS GOLDEN EASTER EGG 520 M $250000-62500-31250-2500UNP$2500 1 4 3 6

SELECTIONS HOT DOG RATINGS - DON'T KNOCKA HIM 6 - HOT IRISH 100 - DESALLE BALE 8 - DYNA BERT 99 - FANCY DEAN 4 - DESALLE BALE 95 - HOT IRISH 5 - TIME AND MONEY 93

PACEMAKER 1 ..SWOOPER 8..Tri- 13468 - 13468 - 134568

1 - 12231

DON'T KNOCKA HIM

Starts 29----13-6-6

Trk/Dist 3----1-0-1

29.57(1) 2.75 Mar 12

Blue Bdl D Nov'09 KNOCKA NORRIS - SURF QUEEN $36278 (O) REG KAY (T) JASON THOMPSON

1ST (5) 30.6 GEL 460 Jan27 5.75L Wongawilli Bruno 25.49 Best 1.90F :XTO/2/1/1 1ST (4) 30.3 TRA 513 Feb17 4.75L Zara Zulu 29.59 Best 1.90F :2/1/1/1 2ND (2) 30.3 MEA 525 Feb25 2.50L David Bale 29.83 B29.75 5.60 :3/1/=1/2 1ST (2) 30.4 GEL 460 Mar2 1.25L Fotoula Bale 25.86 Best 1.50F :S/5/3/1 2ND (6) 30.2 HOR 480 Mar6 0.25L Deville 27.02 B26.95 3.50 :S/3W/3/1/2 2ND (4) 30.4 HOR 480 Mar10 2.75L Dyna Tron 26.79 Best 8.10 :S/=3/2/2/2 3RD (7) 31.0 WPK 520 Mar24 10.00L Young Snozz 29.86 B29.53 4.00 :S/7/4/5/4/3/3 1ST (1) 30.8 WPK 520 Mar31 6.00L Wez Da Risk 29.57 Best 3.20 :4/1/1/1/1/1

2 - 28522

EL CABALLO

Starts 36----7-8-9

Trk/Dist 21----2-4-6

Black D Nov'09 EL GALO - ELUTHRA (O) KERRY DRYNAN

30.36(5) 18.00 Feb 12

$30205 (T) DOREEN DRYNAN

3RD (3) 34.0 WPK 520 Feb11 5.75L Watta Harmony 30.24 B29.96 2.80 :5/7/6/4/4/3 1ST (5) 34.4 WPK 520 Feb18 2.50L King Biscuit Boy 30.36 B29.92 6.80 :3/3/3/2/2/1 4TH (3) 34.3 WPK 520 Feb24 5.00L Time And Money 30.16 Best 6.10 :5/7/5/5/4/4 2ND (6) 34.4 RIC 535 Mar3 0.03L Undisputed Dos 30.87 B30.44 23.20 :4/3/2/2/2 8TH (7) 34.4 RIC 535 Mar10 11.00L Path To Vegas 30.39 Best 31.90 :S/8/8/8/8/8 5TH (6) 34.2 WPK 520 Mar16 7.50L Go Mighty Shiraz 29.92 Best 42.90 :S/7/8/8/8/6/5 2ND (1) 33.9 WPK 520 Mar24 2.75L Dyna Bert 29.81 B29.53 41.90 :3/4/3/2/2/2 2ND (1) 33.7 WPK 520 Mar31 3.75L Dyna Bert 29.71 B29.57 28.50 :5/3/2/2/2/2

3 - 37222

FANCY DEAN

Starts 56----23-18-7

Trk/Dist 30----16-7-2

29.68(5) 7.00 Sep 11

Blue D Jan'09 WHERE'S PEDRO - SWEET FANCY $128995 (O) C HANSIMIKALI & T CAHILL (T) WALTER LUTIGER 5TH (2) 1ST (2) 2ND (1) 3RD (8) 7TH (5) 2ND (2) 2ND (3) 2ND (1)

35.7 BUL 472 Jan23 8.50L Prince Diablo 26.02 Best 4.69 :2/5/4/5 35.7 WPK 520 Feb10 4.00L Flavours 29.90 =Best 2.10 :3/2/1/1/1/1 35.4 RIC 535 Feb25 0.50L Search Party 30.68 B30.52 1.40 :5/2/2/2/2 35.7 RIC 535 Mar3 2.75L Chiseled 30.54 B30.44 3.60 :4/4/3/3/3 35.8 RIC 535 Mar10 10.00L Path To Vegas 30.39 Best 5.00 :S/7/6/7/7/7 35.9 WPK 520 Mar16 2.50L Time And Money 30.01 B29.92 2.30 :5/4/2/2/2/2 35.9 WPK 520 Mar24 1.25L Stetson Donna 29.79 B29.53 4.50 :2/2/2/2/2/2 35.9 WPK 520 Mar31 0.05L Hot Irish 30.18 B29.57 4.10 :4/2/1/1/1/2

4 - 51521

DESALLE BALE

Starts 20----10-3-1

Trk/Dist 7----3-2-1

29.78(2) 4.50 Mar 12

Black B Mar'10 GO WILD TEDDY - PRINCESS BALE $25700 (O) PAUL WHEELER (T) BRENDAN WHEELER

1ST (1) 27.4 BUL 472 Feb20 2.25L Squashed Banana 26.27R Best 2.60 :4/2/2/1 1ST (8) 27.2 WPK 520 Feb25 1.50L Bullwinkle 30.02 B29.87 2.80 :5/2/1/1/1/1 7TH (1) 27.4 WPK 520 Mar3 10.00L Wez Da Risk 30.42 B30.22 1.80 :2/2/4/4/5/7 5TH (6) 27.3 DTO 520 Mar8 9.25L Final Word 30.18 B29.85 2.40 :4/6/5/5 1ST (1) 27.2 BUL 515 Mar12 9.50L Komodo 28.88 Bx 1.50 :2/1/1/1/1/1 5TH (5) 26.9 BUL 472 Mar19 5.25L Blitiz To Excel 26.42 B26.17 1.80 :4/4/4/5 2ND (1) 26.9 WPK 520 Mar24 5.00L Noble Pedro 29.53 Best 3.90 :5/3/2/2/2/2 1ST (2) 26.9 WPK 520 Mar31 0.10L Time And Money 29.78 B29.57 5.70 :4/1/1/1/1/1

5 - 15132

TIME AND MONEY

Starts 48----10-12-10

Trk/Dist 16----5-3-3

30.01(4) 13.00 Mar 12

Red Bdl B Oct'08 SLATER - BLACK SEA $35155 (O) ANTHONY BRAGG (T) ANTHONY BRAGG

1ST (5) 29.9 WPK 520 Feb4 3.50L Chasing De Cash 30.03 B29.93 11.60 :LAW 4TH (4) 29.5 WPK 520 Feb11 15.00L Wez Da Risk 30.01 B29.96 10.90 :S/6/5/6/7/6/4 2ND (1) 21.9 WPK 520 Feb17 0.10L Spring Gun 30.00 Best 8.40 :4/4/4/4/3/2 1ST (2) 29.6 WPK 520 Feb24 3.25L Ella Bonita 30.16 Best 2.90F :4/5/3/3/2/1 5TH (5) 30.3 BAT 520 Mar12 10.00L Spring Blueboy 29.79 Best 11.80 :S/6/8/7/7/5/5 1ST (4) 30.1 WPK 520 Mar16 2.50L Fancy Dean 30.01 B29.92 9.80 :LAW 3RD (7) 29.6 WPK 520 Mar24 4.75L Dyna Bert 29.81 B29.53 15.60 :S/7/8/8/7/5/3 2ND (1) 29.7 WPK 520 Mar31 0.10L Desalle Bale 29.78 B29.57 12.10 :5/2/2/2/2/2

6 - 11231

HOT IRISH

Starts 30----17-8-2

Trk/Dist 2----1-0-1

30.18(8) 8.50 Mar 12

Black B Oct'09 PREMIER FANTASY - LOVEY CRAVES IT $78465 (O) DAMON FARDIG (T) BEN ABERCROMBIE

1ST (7) 2ND (8) 1ST (8) 1ST (8) 1ST (1) 2ND (7) 3RD (2) 1ST (8)

26.5 CAN 530 Jan21 1.75L Big Noter 30.40 B30.21 14.40 :1/1/1/1 26.7 CAN 530 Jan28 0.25L Things Missing 30.40 B29.87 2.20 :1/1/1/1/2 26.8 CAN 530 Feb4 1.25L Big Jo King 30.47 B30.22 1.80 :1/1/1/1 26.7 CAN 530 Feb11 2.25L Uno Reltub 30.36 Best 2.10 :Xtr2/2/2/1 26.3 CAN 530 Feb18 4.00L Ever Grace 30.30 Best 1.80 :Xtr1/1/1/1 26.3 CAN 530 Feb25 3.00L Rock Pool 30.53 Best 1.50 :3X/3/4/2 26.3 WPK 520 Mar24 4.00L Stetson Donna 29.79 B29.53 2.80 :3/3/3/4/3/3 26.7 WPK 520 Mar31 0.05L Fancy Dean 30.18 B29.57 5.40 :1/3/2/2/2/1

7 - 14822

WEZ DA RISK

Starts 39----13-8-6

Trk/Dist 18----5-4-1

30.01(6) 11.00 Feb 12

Black B Dec'08 RUN THE RISK - WEZ DA PICNIC $45480 (O) SUZANNE COLUBRIALE (T) PAULINE MORAN

2ND (5) 26.3 WPK 520 Feb4 1.00L Main Drag 30.14 B29.93 14.70 :1/3/7/7/7/2 1ST (6) 26.6 WPK 520 Feb11 1.50L Undisputed Dos 30.01 B29.96 6.00 :LAW 7TH (3) 26.6 WPK 520 Feb18 12.00L Thrilling Fonz 29.92 Best 4.10 :2/2/2/2/2/7 1ST (8) 26.9 WPK 520 Mar3 0.75L Thrilling Fonz 30.42 B30.22 7.90 :LAW 4TH (8) 26.9 BAT 520 Mar12 4.25L Good Thing 30.17 B29.79 4.20 :2/4/4/4/4/4 8TH (1) 26.7 WPK 520 Mar16 16.00L Time And Money 30.01 B29.92 4.90 :2/2/4/7/8/8 2ND (2) 26.5 WPK 520 Mar24 1.25L Ascari 29.85 B29.53 6.60 :2/1/1/1/1/2 2ND (8) 26.7 WPK 520 Mar31 6.00L Don't Knocka Him 29.57 Best 12.40 :1/2/2/2/2/2

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DYNA BERT

Starts 50----16-13-9

Trk/Dist 4----2-0-0

29.71(2) 8.50 Mar 12

Red Bdl D Feb'09 COLLISION - GOLD RUSH BALE $101427.5 (O) Brendan Wheeler (T) ANDREA DAILLY

4TH (4) 33.0 CAN 530 Feb4 3.25L Prince Elite 30.44 B30.22 2.50 :4/3/2/2/4 2ND (5) 33.1 MEA 525 Feb25 5.00L Zara Zulu 29.75 =Best 9.10 :3/2/2/2 2ND (8) 33.0 SAN 515 Mar1 2.25L Allen Elroy 29.66 B29.39 3.40F :S/5/3/2/2 2ND (3) 32.8 HOR 480 Mar6 1.25L Mystic Apple 27.06 B26.95 6.10 :5/3/2/2 2ND (5) 33.1 SAN 515 Mar15 4.50L Allen Hertz 29.57R B29.48R 11.50 :2/3/2/2/2 1ST (6) 33.2 WPK 520 Mar24 2.75L El Caballo 29.81 B29.53 9.80 :S/6/2/1/1/1/1 1ST (2) 33.1 WPK 520 Mar31 3.75L El Caballo 29.71 B29.57 3.90 :4/1/1/1/1/1 # ENGAGED, BEN Apr4 RACE 12 NGAGED, BEN Apr4 RACE 12

9 - 41223

RITZA RYDER

Starts 26----10-3-7

Trk/Dist 12----3-2-5

29.74(2) 11.00 Aug 11

Red Fwn D Nov'09 WHERE'S PEDRO - MIDNIGHT FLARE (O) MARK GATT (T) MARK GATT

$26180

1ST (3) 32.2 DTO 520 Feb9 0.50L One Banana 30.39R B29.80R 1.95 :5/4/1/1 1ST (3) 32.0 RIC 535 Feb22 5.25L Arena Flyer 30.52 B30.39 2.40 :5/4/2/1/1 1ST (1) 31.8 BUL 515 Feb27 2.50L Bomb Disposal 28.75 Bx 1.40 :2/2/2/1/1 4TH (1) 31.4 RIC 535 Mar3 3.50L Chiseled 30.54 B30.44 2.50 :5/5/5/4/4 1ST (7) 31.9 WPK 520 Mar10 5.75L Yoit 30.14 B29.69 5.90 :3/3/3/3/2/1 2ND (4) 32.0 WPK 520 Mar16 1.25L Go Mighty Shiraz 29.92 Best 3.40 :S/6/4/3/2/2/2 2ND (6) 32.3 WPK 520 Mar24 8.75L Allen Harper 29.60 B29.53 10.90 :2/7/6/3/2/2 3RD (3) 32.2 WPK 520 Mar31 1.75L Desalle Bale 29.78 B29.57 11.00 :3/5/3/3/3/3

10 - 15733 WANDY NEG Starts 26----8-4-5

Trk/Dist 6----1-2-2

30.19(5) 11.00 Feb 12

Blue D Oct'09 EL GALO - SOPHIA'S DESTINY $20550 (O) WILLIAM BUTLER JNR (T) FRANK HARDMAN

4TH (7) 35.3 BUL 472 Jan23 8.25L Prince Diablo 26.02 Best 26.00 :S/8/4/7/4 1ST (4) 35.0 RIC 535 Feb4 0.50L Spring Blueboy 30.58 B30.34 3.30 :4/3/3/1/1 2ND (8) 36.7 WPK 520 Feb10 0.75L Rybenbrook 29.98 B29.90 26.60 :3/3/3/3/2/2 1ST (5) 35.2 WPK 520 Feb17 8.00L Patty's Lady 30.19 B30.00 1.90 :4/2/2/1/1/1 5TH (8) 35.8 RIC 535 Mar3 9.50L Paua Of Darkness 30.44 Best 4.50 :S/8/7/5/5/5 7TH (4) 35.8 WPK 520 Mar10 32.00L Mr. Meana 30.14 B29.69 3.80 :S/6/7/7/6/7/7 3RD (4) 35.1 WPK 520 Mar24 1.50L Ascari 29.85 B29.53 12.10 :S/7/5/4/4/4/3 3RD(2) 34.4 WPK 520 Mar31 6.50L Don't Knocka Him 29.57 Best 26.50 :S/7/6/6/4/3/3

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SEMI-FINALS RESULTS from last Saturday night at Wentworth Park have thrown the Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg into an “anyone’s guess” race, with the final field as wide open as at any time in the history of the great race. With all of the early pre-post fancies eliminated, it was the effort of the Jason Thompson trained Don’t Knocka Him that quickly elevated the son of Knocka Norris to the top of the betting charts following his best time effort in 29.57. Exiting box one, Don’t Knocka Him was quickly into stride and held the fence into the first corner, holding at bay Wez Da Risk, who came charging over from box eight.

Quick breaker Wez Da Risk and Pauline Moran.

Evergreen Fancy Dean and a smiling Wally Lutiger.

NSW Ron Arnold In crossing the face of the field, Wez Da Risk jammed the middle runners, which saw Dyna Tron, Young Snozz and Wy Yung Tiger all put out of action. Racing clear down the back, Don’t Knocka Him was carving slick sections, whilst Wez Da Risk was working overtime to stay in touch. The leader was travelling too well coming to the home bend and turning for home was set for his first Sydney victory. When the judge called a halt, Don’t Knocka Him was six lengths ahead of Wez Da Risk, who just held on to qualify, a half length in front of the fast finishing Wandy Neg. Don’t Knocka Him, owned by Reg Kay, is from a November 2009 litter of Surf Queen, with 29 career starts showing 13 wins and 12 placings. Wez Da Risk (Run The Risk x Wez Da Picnic) for trainer, Pauline Moran, to date has had 39 career starts for 13 wins and 14 placings, whilst Wandy Neg (El Galo x Sophia’s Destiny) and has notched eight wins and nine placings from 26 career starts for trainer, Frank Hardman. THE WHEELER CREW were always expected to get a few finalists, but the efforts of both Dyna Bert and Desalle Bale surprised many and they will fly the flag in the big one for the nation’s top kennel. Dyna Bert proved the win a week earlier was no fluke with a powerful all the way victory in a fast 29.71. From box two, Dyna Bert jumped nicely and went quickly towards the first corner, holding out Allen Harper, who was then caught in traffic and put out of play. Dyna Bert led clearly to the back, while El Caballo rolled into second spot in the red vest to give chase, but

Dyna Bert clocked 29.71 and was Promising youngster Desalle Bale handled by Chris Nutt. and Brendan Wheeler.

THIS WEEK is the 23rd running of the Golden Easter Egg, and every previous year I have watched the excitement and anticipation in the faces of all 176 finalists. This year it is a little different, as yours truly shares in the ownership of Wez Da Risk, who lines up with seven other finalists for the $250,000 first prize this Saturday night at Wentworth Park. I know life will be strange this week and hope the nights go quickly,

as you can only replay what might happen so many times in your mind. To all other finalists, I hope your dogs travel safely and best of luck to you, however, please understand the presentation will be different if our little girl “Sally” stands victorious. If successful, please excuse a little over-exuberance and even an odd tear as these are the moments that dreams are made of, and it makes writing about them that much more real. - Ron Arnold

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Don’t Knocka Him was never threatened in his runaway BON 29.57 semi win and has been allocated the prized cherry alley in the $250,000 to the winner Group 1 Macro Meats Easter Egg Final at Wentworth Park. the leader was doing it easy. After turning for home the Wheeler’s had their first final representative, with Dyna Bert a comfortable winner by three and three quarter lengths over El Caballo, while Deville was a further two and a quarter lengths away third. Dyna Bert, by Collision out of Gold Rush Bale for the Dailly team, has now had 50 career starts for 16 wins and 22 placings. By El Galo from Eluthra, El Caballo gives veteran trainer, Doreen Drynan a deserved Egg finalist, while career-wise his 36 career starts have yielded seven wins and 17 placings, whilst Deville (Bombastic Shiraz x Winsome Bluebird), prepared by Graeme Bate, has contested 42 races for 11 wins and 20 placings. IN THE NEXT semi we saw Brendan Wheeler produce a finalist when Desalle Bale led throughout to score narrowly in her best time to date, 29.78. When the lids rose Desalle Bale was away nicely and got over in front of Time And Money, who’d exited the rails alley. At the first turn the field behind the leaders jammed, allowing Desalle Bale to kick clear with Time And

Money working into second spot but giving the leader a half dozen lengths start. Desalle Bale was clear down the back with Time And Money gradually narrowing the gap, however, the leader was running slick sections up front. In the straight Time And Money kept grinding away but Desalle Bale was too far ahead and held on to score by a head, with Ritza Ryder a further one and a half lengths back in third place. Desalle Bale, by Go Wild Teddy out of Princess Bale, to date has had 20 career starts for 10 wins and four placings. Time And Money (Slater x Black Sea), trained by Anthony Bragg, has produced 10 wins and 22 placings from 48 career starts, whilst the Mark Gatt trained Ritza Ryder (Where’s Pedro x Midnight Flare) to date has had 26 career starts for 10 wins and 10 placings. TO GIVE the final a 4-state feel, it was the WA sprinter, Hot Irish that prevailed narrowly in the remaining semi. This was a close affair, where from the outset Fancy Dean off box one held the front just in advance of

Adam Meway, with favourite, Noble Pedro tightened for room in the early part. When they settled down Fancy Dean led, while Hot Irish worked around from the eight to be alongside the leader, with Adam Meway not far away. That trio continued to race tightly coming down the side, where also Noble Pedro unleashed a surge that made it a line of four when heads turned for home. In a blanket finish, Hot Irish got the stride in on the line to grab victory by a half length over Fancy Dean, running the 520 metres journey in 30.18, with Adam Meway a neck away third, just in advance of Noble Pedro. Hot Irish, by Premier Fantasy from Lovey Craves It, trained by Ben Abercrombie, has now had 30 career starts for 17 wins and 10 placings. Trained by Wally Lutiger, Fancy Dean (Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy) from 56 career starts has recorded 23 wins with 25 placings, whilst the Anthony Azzopardi trained Adam Meway (EA’s Itzaboy x Full Reign) to date, last year’s Egg placegetter has had 53 starts for 18 wins and 18 placings.

Hot Irish featured in a thrilling El Caballo has drawn the two alley in the Egg. finish to win his semi in 30.18.

Anthony Bragg and Time And Money.

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2012 MACRO MEATS WENTWORTH PARK (Sydney)

RACE 8

Saturday 7th April 2012

520 metres

Group 1

EL CABALLO

DON’T KNOCKA HIM

(El Galo x Eluthra)

(Knocka Norris x Surf Queen)

$17

$2.75 Black Dog - November 2009 - 33.9KG

Blue Brindle Dog - November 2009 - 31.0KG Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

R. Kay J. Thompson 28 12-6-6 $30,278

Runaway BON semi winner from this alley. Splits were good too and should lead at the first bend. Previous cherry form reveals three wins from four outings and has Jason Thompson providing the polish.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

K. Drynan D. Drynan 35 7-7-9 $28,530

Risky beginner who was placed in both heat and semi at big odds. Big class rise and doesn’t win too many races here.

DESALLE BALE

FANCY DEAN

(Go Wild Teddy x Princess Bale)

(Where’s Pedro x Sweet Fancy)

$4.50

$7 Black Bitch - March 2010 - 26.9KG

Blue Dog - January 2009 - 35.9KG Owner:

C. Hansimikali & T. Cahill

Trainer: W. Lutiger Total Starts: 55 23-17-7 Total Prizemoney: $127,320

Proven at Group level and a wonderful chaser who has a better than 50% winning strike rate here. Doesn’t know how to run a bad race and pipped right on the line in semi by Hot Irish. Will always give you a run for your money.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

P. Wheeler B. Wheeler 19 9-3-1 $19,700

Outstanding young sprint prospect who is conceding age and experience. Draw doesn’t help him either but motored home to clock 29.78 at only his eighth outing here. Worth strong consideration with a clear run early.

RITZA RYDER

(Where’s Pedro x Midnight Flare) Red Fawn Dog - November 2009 - 32.2KG

$11

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

M. Gatt M. Gatt 26 10-3-7 $26,180

Honest chaser who has met with first bend interference in both heat and semi. Does have a 29.74 PB here and gets to the line hard, keep safe if gains a start.

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2011 MACRO MEATS 2012 WENTWORTH WENTWORTHPARK PARK(Sydney) (Sydney)

Saturday Saturday23rd 7th April April2012 2011

10.15 pm

1st $250,000; 2nd $62,500; 3rd $31,250

TIME AND MONEY

HOT IRISH

(Slater x Black Sea)

(Premier Fantasy x Lovey Craves It)

$13 Red Brindle Bitch - October 2008 - 29.6KG Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

A. Bragg A. Bragg 47 10-11-10 $33,480

$8 Black Bitch - October 2009 - 26.3KG

Not far away from Desalle Bale in semi after drawing cherry. Can be hit and miss at box rise but did rattle home when a game placing behind Dyna Bert on March 24. Could be value if given room early.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

WEZ DA RISK

D. Fardig B. Abercrombie 29 16-8-2 $72,465

WA chaser who is a very reliable breaker who should vie for the lead with Don’t Knocka Him. Grabbed a last stride semi win in a blanket finish in 30.18 but is capable of lowering that PB if allowed to find the front early.

DYNA BERT

(Run The Risk x Wez Da Picnic)

(Collision x Gold Rush Bale)

$11 Black Bitch - December 2008 - 26.5KG Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

S. Colubriale P. Moran 38 13-7-6 $43,805

$87 Red Brindle Dog - February 2009 - 33.2KG

Has failed to break 30.00 secs at her past two victories here. Made the pace when runner-up in both heat and semi. Needs to break cleanly and open up a big break.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

B. Wheeler A. Dailly 49 15-13-9 $95,427

Been racing in top company in Melbourne without any great success until posting back to back wins here in both heat and semi, breaking 30.00 secs both times. Woeful career record from this alley, scoring just once from eight pink exits.

WANDY NEG

(El Galo x Sophia’s Destiny) Blue Dog - October 2009 - 34.4KG

$11

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

W. Butler Jnr F. Hardman 26 8-4-5 $20,550

Inexperienced sprinter who has won in three States. Eye catching effort when he thundered home behind Don’t Knocka Him in semi. Looks beyond him at this stage of his career but might be worth following if placed over longer trip later on. © Copyright NGF

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ASSOCIATION CUP Saturday 7th April, 2012 720 metres Group 2

WENTWORTH PARK (Sydney)

RACE 6

HOT BUZZARD

HE’S MY FUTURE

(Hallucinate x Cawbourne Fraz)

(Hallucinate x Just Dazzle Em)

$12

$7.50

Back Dog - May 2009 - 25.9KG Owner:

T. Dresser & P. Vipen

Trainer: R. Bell Total Starts: 38 12-8-6 Total Prizemoney: $41,605

Fawn Dog - June 2009 - 33.0KG

Strong finisher who has been racing well here but thumped by Miata in heat. Cherry draw always an advantage in any race but hard to see turning the tables on the unconquerable Miata.

Owner:

J. Mittiga & V. Lorusso

Trainer: C. Reinke Total Starts: 34 14-4-2 Total Prizemoney: $56,310

LAVANA

Loves this track and won four of his past five outings over the 720 metres trip. Likes to be up the front with the pacemakers but needs to trim his 42.32 considerably to cause an upset, place hope.

SHIMAGUNI

(Collision x Token Whiz)

(Primo Uno x Messines)

$34

$8.50

Black Bitch - January 2009 - 26.4KG Owner:

Bigger Then Life Australia

Trainer: A. Lord Total Starts: 77 12-15-10 Total Prizemoney: $53,872

Black Bitch - April 2009 - 29.4KG

Trounced at outsider odds at her past four starts, will be wide in the market again and prefer to see against weaker rivals.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

SCG Syndicate A. Dailly 32 20-6-1 $181,004

Chased her heart out behind Miata last week and the further they went the bigger the margin. She is the second best stayer in the race but the difference is the champion WA bitch will be chasing her eighth track record, place hope.

ADELLE BALE

(Bartrim Bale x Amelia Bale) Black Bitch - October 2009 - 25.1KG

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Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

P. Wheeler A. Dailly 29 4-5-7 $42,195

Looks out of her depth in this company, long odds if gains a start. Wait till she comes back to Melbourne in a Grade 5 staying event.

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ASSOCIATION CUP WENTWORTH PARK (Sydney)

Saturday 7th April, 2012

9.15

1st $75,000; 2nd $18,750; 3rd $9,375

THRILLING BRAT

HOTWIRE

(Hallucinate x Thrilling Faith)

(Big Daddy Cool x Ima Stunner)

$7.50

$34 Brindle Dog - December 2008 - 30.1KG

Black Dog - September 2009 - 31.3KG Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

G. Barnett G. Barnett 29 7-6-7 $24,240

Sparked up late in his race when a fast finishing second behind He’s My Future last week and will be running on again. Can’t see troubling Miata as he is lost for pace early, place only.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

G. Harding K. Walsh 34 20-5-2 $154,108

GAIL ALLEN

NZ distance chaser who blossomed in the Macro Meats Super Stayers Final in Melbourne from wide alley but disappointed last week when an unplaced $1.80 fav in heat, can lift.

MIATA

(Collision x Olivia Allen)

(Bombastic Shiraz x Winsome Bluebird)

$21 Blue Bitch - April 2009 - 26.1KG Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

J. Wheeler S. Rhodes 48 18-6-6 $47,887

$1.60 Red Fawn Bitch - October 2009 - 28.4KG

Scored steady back to back distance wins here on March 3 and 10. Collided and stumbled on first bend past two runs here, but is a reliable breaker and could push Miata early if she can avoid trouble.

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

N. Wheeler P. Stuart 24 21-1-1 $204,895

World rated half miler who has broken seven track records including a runaway 41.81 heat win last week. Just breaks their hearts with her fantastic will to win. The new “Fawn Flash” looks to have a mortgage on this Group event.

COUSIN CALLUM

(Hallucinate x Gondola Serenade) Black Dog - March 2009 - 33.6KG

$19

Owner: Trainer: Total Starts: Total Prizemoney:

S. Webster R. Webster 52 13-13-8 $54,910

Handy versatile chaser who holds the Dapto 600 metres track record. Honest but hard to see troubling Miata if he happened to gain a start.

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GOLDEN EASTER EGG Honour Roll

2011 RADLEY BALE

1990. ULTRA SENSE 1991. HIGHLY BLESSED 1992. JESSICA CASEY 1993. BILLY BINJANG 1994. MANCUNIAN GIRL 1995. MALAWI LAW 1996. TENTHILL DOLL 1997. BAHAMA IMAGE 1998. RAPID JOURNEY 1999. FAITHFUL HAWK 2000. STATELY BIRD 2001. BRETT LEE 2002. CARLISLE JACK 2003. CYRUS THE VIRUS 2004. BOGIE LEIGH 2005. PAUA TO BURN 2006. EDIE BEAUCHAMP 2007. SLATER 2008. BLAZING TOKEN 2009. DANA BEATRICE 2010. COSMIC RUMBLE 2011. RADLEY BALE

30.39 29.98* 30.32 30.70 30.20 30.44 30.51 30.59 30.17 29.93* 30.35 30.04 30.09 30.21 30.07 29.98 29.80* 30.09 30.16 29.70 30.12 29.67*

© Copyright

Christine Coleman Doug Ferremi John Finn Pauline Seymour Peter Wardle Graeme Bate Harry Sarkis Bill Mc Nally Jane Carruthers Peter Rayner Ken Paull Darren McDonald Bob Douglas Syd Swain Tony Brett Steven White Mary Wright Darren Murray Max Burdekin Rodney McDonald Darren McDonald Graeme Bate * Race Record

2008 BLAZING TOKEN

2001 BRETT LEE

1994 MANCUNIAN GIRL

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

1996 TENTHILL DOLL

1999 FAITHFUL HAWK

2005 PAUA TO BURN

2009 DANA BEATRICE

THE FACTS THAT MATTER

The Golden Easter Egg was awarded Group One status by the Australian Greyhound Racing Association upon its inception in 1990 This year’s event will offer $250,000 to the winner making it the richest free entry race in the world Throughout the 2010 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg series, $475,000 will be on offer in prize money The race is run only 1km from the central business district of Sydney The final of the Golden Easter Egg is traditionally run on Easter Saturday The first three editions of the Golden Easter Egg were run on a grass surface until Wentworth Park was converted to a loam track Malawi’s Prince, Black Shiraz and Token Prince have sired the most Golden Easter Egg winners with two each, while no brood bitch has produced more than one conqueror. Brett Lee, arguably Australia’;s finest greyhound racer, is the most decorated Golden Easter Egg winner taking out the 2001 event and finishing with a career strike rate of 78 per cent. The Golden Easter Egg boasts Australia’s all-time stakes leader Rapid Journey among its former winners, the John and Jane Carruthers trained dog winning the 1998 event. Boys hold a slender lead over the girls in the battle of the sexes with 11 wins out of the 20 Golden Easter Egg finals The Golden Easter Egg is by far the best attended greyhound meeting anywhere in Australia The event is open to the best 80 greyhounds nominated plus reserves A remarkable 13.75 per cent of the greyhounds drawn (excluding reserves) in Saturday’s heats are owned by Australia’s largest breeders, the Wheeler family Interstate greyhounds have won the event seven times, six of those have been from south of the border in Victoria The longest starting price winner in the history of Golden Easter Egg finals was 2009 starlet Dana Beatrice, who paid a juicy 15/1 for her followers

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2004 BOGIE LEE

1998 RAPID JOURNEY

2010 COSMIC RUMBLE

1991 HIGHLY BLESSED

2006 EDIE BEAUCHAMP

GATES OPEN AT 5.30PM FOR WHAT WILL BE A SPECTACULAR EVENING AT WENTWORTH PARK Racing will include • Group 1 MACRO MEATS GOLDEN EASTER EGG worth $250,000 to the winner. THE WORLD’S RICHEST GREYHOUND RACE • Group 1 HOTHAM BODY REPAIRS ASSOCIATION CUP, the NSW richest stayers event • Group 3 THE AMBROSOLI, Golden Easter Egg consolation • Group 3 CENTREBET MAGIC MAIDEN SKY Racing will provide an indepth analysis for each event, with boradcast on the big screen trackside. PLUS a visit from the Easter Bunny, Frizzy The Clown, face paining and live music. NSW GBOTA members and a guest will receive free entry on presentation of their valid membership card. ADULT ENTRY $15 Patrons are encouraged to utilise light rail; Sydney Buses stopping on Parramatta Road or Glebe Point Road.

Full information call be found at : www.wentworthpark.com.au 2007 SLATER

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West Palm Beach, Fl. - Round one qualifying action for Palm Beach Kennel Club's $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes gets underway on Wednesday afternoon, April 4. A field of 64 of the track's most promising young up and coming youngsters will take to the oval in eight qualifying events. The entire field will return for round two Saturday afternoon, April 7. The entries will be narrowed down to 32 for round three that’s on Wednesday afternoon, April 11. The field will then be cut to 16 for the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon, April 15. The final eight will comprise the $20,000 Bob Balfe Puppy Stakes field and will take to the oval in the championship final Saturday afternoon, April 21. Probable round one wagering favorites include: Race 2, #2 Milam Pierce (Team Record* - Sheriff Morton, Steve Gilster Kennel) should garner fan support by virtue of being the only entry in the race who has competed in the top Grade "A". In Race 4, #1 Flying Newton

(Kiowa Sweet Trey - Flying Geneva, Steve Gilster) will be going for his sixthconsecutive victory. Possible threats could come from the hard-trying #2 Where's Bitting (Iruska All Star - Bikini Bar, Marsella Racing) and the early-speedster #8 O Ya Reba (Stan's Boy Flyer - Xtreme Fashion, Rader Raing Kennel). Race 6, only two words...#7 Tempo Spitfire (Rhythmless - HH Honey Bee, Rader Racing). Race 8 will feature a battle for backstretch superiority between #1 Crapshooterdance (Grenade - Flying Exquisite, Brindle Kennel) and Rader Racing Kennel's #6 Minor Stroke (Rhythmless - Maza Mania). Race 10 will be an interesting qualifier, with #1 Doinitforsumdoll (Grenade Flying Exquisite, Brindle Kennel) and #3 Turbo Dallas (Soprano Drive - Fuzzys Kennedy, Rader Racing) duelling for the early advantage, while #6 Boundfortheshore (Dodgem By Design - Outshineeveryone, James Douglas Kennel) awaits for an opening to use his strong closing ability. Race 12 features last month's $50,000 St. Patrick's Invitational entry

#7 WW All Starodell (Iruska All Star WW's Oprah, Steve Gilster). Challenges may be forthcoming from top Grade "A" athletes #1 Turbo Skeet (Bob's Skeet - Turbo Wind Blown, Rader Racing) and #6 Fuguefortinhorns (Grenade - Flying Exquisite, Brindle Kennel). In Race 14, all eyes will be on #3 Lookn Even Finer (Fuzzys Cannon M's Princess, James Douglas) who last month turned in a clocking of 29.31 seconds, the third fastest 545-Royal Palm Course time of the season. In the afternoon's finale, Race 15, fan support will be behind #6 Rootin Tootin (Dodgem By Design - Outshineeveryone, James Douglas). But don't leave out the wellpositioned #3 Sourcreamanonion (Gable Sour Cream - Trent Power, Tru Palm Kennel) and #8 Turbo Edwin (Dodgem By Design - Greys Wind Gate, Rader Racing). The Puppy Stakes is named in honor of former Palm Beach Post Time sports columnist and great friend to greyhound racing, Bob Balfe. - Jeff Prince

straight and careered away to win by a big space in a brilliant 30.20. But a fallen dog ran back into the field, baulking Black Affair, who had seemed likely to finish second or third. When Black Affair missed a place, Trifecta and First 4 betting was compromised, so Stewards had no option but to declare the race void. Logically, win bets would stand, with place and exotic wagers refunded. “We floated that idea to the TAB a few years ago but they wanted no part of a rule change,” Bentley revealed. “It is not an ideal situation, and is probably worth pursuing again.” Catcha Grenade’s elimination cheated trainer, Doreen Drynan’s dog of being in the semis and getting a crack at next Saturday’s final, worth $25,000 to the winner. Imagine the upheaval if this fiasco occurred in a Golden Easter Egg final. ********** MUM-TO-BE, Jodie Van Enkhuyzen had

a dream introduction to training when her first starter, Too Rings snared $3,200 for winning heat two of the Magic Maiden at Wentworth Park. Van Enkhuyzen, partner of successful mentor, Peter Lagogiane, has not previously trained a greyhound. The five months pregnant Van Enkyhuyzen also owns Too Rings, who does not turn two until July. The family fortunes continued when Lagogiane won heat three with Tomato Catch Up, whilst he has a higher opinion of Ikkina, a luckless sixth in heat four. ********** THE Little Mother juggernaut continues, with the Sydney owned veteran recently scoring a record 79th New Zealand win. ********** VARIOUS top races have been scheduled to support the Industrea Mining Group Maitland Cup final on April 19. Worth $40,000 to the winner, the 450 metres Cup is open to the Best 64 entries, with heats on April 12. Final night also features a 400 metres Damsels Dash for 5th Grade bitches, a 565 metres Good Guys Championship, plus several $2,000 to the winner events and a Cup Consolation that carries $5,000 for first.

Buzzard swoops

HOT BUZZARD recently scored her sixth Wentworth Park win for Ron Bell, but the Hunter Valley trainer received a bigger thrill when collecting a modest $800 for winning a Maiden race at The Gardens earlier that night. Bell won with Pearl’s Pick, originally owned by his friend, the late Paul Field. Field died, aged just 36, of a heart condition soon after buying Pearl’s Pick as a puppy. “Paul, who worked as a bookie at The Gardens, was a terrific bloke, and after his passing his mates at the Toronto Hotel, along with his father and sister, formed a syndicate to race the greyhound, rather than sell her,” Bell said. “I am absolutely stoked to have won a race with her because it meant so much to so many people.” ********** CHIEF STEWARD, Clint Bentley concedes the ‘No Race’ process that robbed Catcha Grenade of a start in Friday night’s Magic Maiden semi-finals at Wentworth Park is flawed. In the March 25 heats, Catcha Grenade took the lead leaving the back

ONE OF the best cards of racing to ever be conducted at Bendigo has been drawn together on Wednesday with eight outstanding heats of the Group 2 Skill Training Victoria Bendigo Cup and four semi finals of the Polaris Gold Rush Maiden series. Reigning Victorian and Australian greyhound of the year Dyna Tron heads a star studded line aiming for a spot in the $40,000 to the winner Skill Training Victoria Bendigo Cup final with a host of proven top flight sprinters set to fly on Wednesday night. With stakes earnings in excess of $1/2million and a trophy cabinet that includes the Melbourne Cup, Horsham Cup and Geelong Cup as well as the Hobart Thousand, Dyna Tron is the most decorated sprinter in Australia at present and will line up in race eight. After a sizzling 29.69 victory in a heat of the Golden Easter Egg at Wentworth Park the son of freakish producer Gold Rush Bale finished a disappointing last in his Egg semi final on Saturday night but will look to make amends despite drawing awkwardly in box five. The opening heat sees Strong Intention ideally drawn in box one and the runner to beat. Already in 2012 the Jamie Ennis trained sprinter has been runner up in the Group 2 Rookie Rebel, Group 2 Cranbourne Cup and a finalist in the Group 2 Horsham and he will be aiming to make yet another group final. Multiple Cups winner Mystic Apple heads a strong field for heat two. The Sale and Cranbourne Cup winner has amassed $250,000 in earnings from his 27 career victories and he had drawn box two but will face tough opposition from Silver Chief finalist Whispering Wind and the ever present Allen Hertz. Reigning Top Gun champion Allen Harper is another runner who was knocked out of the Golden Easter Egg on Saturday night who will make his pres-

ence felt in the Bendigo Cup series. Recent 29.32 Sandown winner Hannie Bale and consistent speedster Peggy May will ensure Allen Harper has to work hard if he is to make it through to Sundays final. Group 2 Warragul Cup winner Stagger has drawn the red alley in his heat where he will take on smart sprinter Lektra Express and the speedy El Brooklyn. The sixth heat line up includes multiple group race finalist Allen Elroy, Horsham Cup finalist Lorita Bale and triple provincial Cup finalist Dyna Steal as well as the well performed King Benny. Quality sprinter Adulterous looks nicely drawn in box two in the seventh heat in a field that includes Lektra Johnson and Dyna Hackett while dual track record holder Classy Maldini will carry the red rug in the final heat against the talented Yarrawood, Garrick Bale and last years Gold Rush Maiden winner and Easter Egg finalist Dyna Bert, though Dyna Bert may not contest the series now he has qualified for the nations richest race in Sydney. The support card is made up of four semi finals of the Polaris Gold Rush Maiden where some of the stars of the future will be competing for a spot in the $10,000 to the winner final on Easter Sunday. Grigorieva Bale clocked a breathtaking 23.42 in winning his heat on Friday afternoon and he is clearly the dog to beat in the series and one with a bright future while Jason Thompson's Ima Geisha Girl was ultra impressive in a 23.70 heat victory on Thursday and that pair look likely to take out their respective semi finals. Wednesday night's meeting will be the fifth of eight race meetings that make up the Gold Rush Carnival at Bendigo that will conclude with two big on course family events on the Easter weekend where a lucky race goer on finals day (Easter Sunday) will take home a family trip to Disneyland value at $12,000.

OUTSTANDING sprinter, Audacious Elle kept her excellent Traralgon race record intact with an all the way win in the Top Cat Video Puppy Classic final on Saturday night. Audacious Elle has had nine starts at Traralgon for eight wins, including the Floodfawn Damsels Dash final in February and now the Top Cat Video Puppy Classic final. A consistent racer, she used her natural early pace to charge to the lead from box eight and was never headed. She ran 29.63 for the 513 metres trip, with early sections of 5.47 and 16.73.

Her winning margin was 3¾ lengths from a gallant Soda Boy, and a further 9¼ lengths to Undercover Girl in third placing. Audacious Elle has brought her career earnings up to $39,355 with the $7,000 to the winner final on Saturday night, and is now clearly regarded as one of the best race bitches in Victoria. She also made the final of the recent Australian Cup at The Meadows earlier in the year. Owner, Kevin Wainwright was naturally very elated after the win. Trained locally at Yinnar by Mick Fearnley, who was not at Traralgon because of a race commitment in Sydney with Wy Yung Tiger in a Golden Easter Egg semi-final. The Club held another successful Saturday twilight meeting and again encourages patrons to get along to Traralgon at Glenview Park on Saturday (5.30pm - 9.30pm) for a fun night of greyhound racing entertainment. - Hector L Caruana Manager, Traralgon GRC

Lismore can certainly attract some unusual punters to their top track. Pictured are some of the locals who dressed up for the Fancy Dress night on March 27. Gary Clarke’s Royal Oscar ran away with the Smooth Fancy @ Stud Stakes over 520 metres in 30.48. - pic courtesy Lisa Vanderstok NATIONAL GREYHOUND FORM NOW ON SALE WEDNESDAY IN NSW - Distributed by John Fairfax.

Following the Top Cat Video Puppy Classic at Traralgon’s Glenview Park last weekend, Peter Bryce snapped this pic of (L-R) Dianne W a i n wr i g h t , Cr ai g A l c o ck , Traralgon President, Don Haley, whilst kneeling behind the winner, Audacious Elle are Tameka Fasoli and trainer, Kevin Wainwright.

National Greyhound Form, Thursday, April 5th, 2012 – Page 57


RECENTLY the bad luck my dog Echelon suffered has caused a lot of uninformed comments as of his fitness to have been racing. To explain why this is not so – People I have been told have put articles on a certain greyhound site that amount to total bull. 1. Either they are very good checkers of dogs by looking for a distance, or 2. Can see by eye for a distance what my vet in her x-ray couldn’t, or 3. Are better than Evan Keene and Noel Massina who all three declared

ON AR R I VAL i n Au st r al ia, following a lifetime of involvement in greyhounds in Ireland, I wanted to continue my involvement in the sport. Following general discussion with greyhound people, I was advised to contact Judith Reed and she referred me to the esteemed Lenny Poore. I assisted Lenny and Cath at their ke n n e ls i n Cr a nb ou rn e. T h e knowledge of greyhounds I gained from Lenny was unsurpassable but paled into insignificance when compared to his friendship and humanity. I visited Lenny in all my

Echelon A1 and fit to race. 4. Can prepare and train better than Simon Barker. These checks were done days before his tragic hoc injury. Bad things happen, bad luck happens, a twist from a bump at the wrong time can do a lot of damage to any dog, many of us with dogs have ad the misfortune to experience a similar fate. So to the arm chair experts please only comment on things you have much better knowledge of. Lenny Jones, Echelon’s owner, Woodend

subsequent trips down under and was received like a son. Lenny loved greyhound racing. All his life he trained greyhounds and it was only in the end when he succumbed to serious illness that he stopped training. Thankfully I recently phoned him and, even in his suffering, he invited me to visit - that was Lenny. He will be sadly missed by his wife Cath, family and many friends both inside and outside racing. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam uasal (May he rest in Peace). Joe Hoare Tralee, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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FIVE PAWS displayed a lot of courage to lead throughout in the final of the Group 3 Launching Pad over 515 metres at Sandown last Thursday night. Going into the $25,000 to the winner event with a hat-trick of firsts on the track at the trip against her name, Five Paws was fourth pick with punters at $9.50 from box eight. The favourite at the very short quote of $1.50 was fastest qualifier, Hannie Bale out of box one. She stifled the betting following her 29.32 Best Of Night heat win, whilst Spiral Ballerina in the five was second pick at $6.80 and Chris Bale from box four was at $8.40. The remaining four were all at double-figure odds, with Mepunga Melachi the best of those at $14.50 from box three.

Five Paws, who loves box eight.

With a lot of early-speed runners in the race, the start was very important to many of their chances, and when the lids sprung open to send them on their trip it was Went Wooshka, Spiral Ballerina and Five Paws that won the jump, with Mepunga Melachi virtually walking out and settling last. Sorting themselves out, Five Paws won the early battle to be in front at the first mark in 5.03 with a half length lead over Spiral Ballerina alongside her, with Hannie Bale just over a length back third and on the fence. Five Paws crossed Spiral Ballerina into the first bend causing the second dog to check off the leader’s heels, while Hannie Bale missed the turn and speared wide. Five Paws made her way around to the back corner in 18.74 but Spiral Ballerina was on her hammer a length down, and they had three lengths on Hannie Bale and a further three lengths to Mepunga Melachi now fourth. Coming to the home bend Spiral Ballerina again had to check off Five Paws’ heels, while Hannie Bale and Mepunga Melachi closed quickly. But again, Hannie Bale came sharply off the fence and hooked to the outside to make her challenge; a move that ended up proving quite costly. In a punishing go to the line, Five Paws gritted it out to hold Hannie Bale at bay by a neck, with the

RACING QUEENSLAND LIMITED (RQL) welcomes the High Court decision regarding the use of race field information and is reviewing the judgment in considering the proposed fee structure to take effect from July 1, 2012, as current agreements in place are effective until June 30, 2012. The Acting Chairman of Racing Queensland, Mr. Tony Hanmer said this unanimous decision by the High

Court now provides certainty and clarity for the Racing Industry in Queensland and Australia. “Current arrangements favour New South Wales, where Product and Program arrangements between Racing NSW and Tabcorp place Racing NSW at a considerable advantage over other states racing industries.” “Racing NSW does not have a netting-off provision in the current agreement.”

“This means, unlike Racing NSW who are not required to absorb such costs, 100% of Race Information Fees charged to TattsBet from other states are deducted from the product fees distributed to RQL.” “Whilst the result is a net benefit from Race Information Fees for Queensland, it is certainly not in the order of NSW Racing benefits.” -Tony Hanmer RQL Acting Chairman

THE unanimous decision by the High Court to dismiss an appeal by Betfair and Sportsbet from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia is welcomed. This decision provides much greater certainty to the racing indus-

try, which is worth more than $2.5 billion to the Victorian economy and employs 70,000 people. The Victorian Coalition Government has already started examining the decision to understand its full implications in this state.

Based on this examination, the Coalition Government will bring forward legislation that makes sure the Victorian racing industry receives fair and reasonable returns for its racing product from wagering entities. - Mark Lee, Media Liaison

NOMINATIONS to the Directorate of the NSW GBOTA for the period June 1, 2012 until May 31. 2014 have closed. Elections will be held in three districts. In the Metropolitan District six members are seeking election. They are: Susan Absalom, Richard Blight, Michael Geraghty, Brett Lazzarini, Gabriel (Bill) Mangafas and Ross Penney. Mrs Absalom and Messrs Bligh and Lazzarini sit on the current Directorate.

In the Newcastle and Hunter River District three members are seeking election. They are: Jennifer Green, Gary Oldfield and Gerald Lee. Mrs Green and Mr Oldfield sit on the current Directorate. In the Riverina District two members are seeking election. They are: Garry Harding and Gary Smith. Mr Harding sits on the current Directorate. Ballot papers will be distributed to members in the first week of May.

The election count will take place on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Current Directors: Joe Bertinato ( So u t h Co as t an d So u t h e r n Tablelands District), Joe Cotroneo (Northern Rivers District), Geoff Rose (North and North Western District) and George Hayes (Western District) sought re-election in their districts and their nominations have not been opposed. They will be appointed to a further term as from June 1, 2012. - Brenton Scott Executive Officer

totally luckless Mepunga Melachi picking up third money, a length and a half back. Went Wooshka was the next one in ahead of Garett Bale, Spiral Ballerina, Chris Bale, with the winner’s kennelmate, Kansas Turnpike whipping them in. Five Paws, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Greys Destiny, clocked 29.69 to make it five wins with a second from all six runs at the trip, and that took her career tally to seven wins and five placings in 14 starts. The two year-old youngster, who is owned by the Team Five Paws Syndicate, took her career tally to $33,115. The red fawn chaser is trained at Lethbridge by Emilio “Norm” Rinaldi, whom we caught up with. “It was a tough win, but a win’s a win.” “When she got skittled from behind I thought she’s gone, but she just kept going.” “She goes alright from box eight; she doesn’t mind the outside, she knows exactly what she has to do, and she goes out there and she does it.” This was Norm’s first Group win, and he remarked, “It’s great, and we’re very happy with her.” “She’s strong and she’s gutsy; very happy with her and what she’s done.” “As I said, I’m very pleased, that’s for sure.” - Darryl Embling

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BREEDING NEWS

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Victorian Litter Registration Details Sire

MANIFOLD HEIGHTS, Geelong breeder, Mark Pearson registered a litter by Big Daddy Cool (Just The Best x Sobbing Sal) from One Foot Wrong and the four dogs and two bitches were whelped October 21. One Foot Wrong, a daughter of Craigie Whistler (USA) and Zippy Xena (Qld), was from a successful litter by Bobniak x Flying Amy. The successful members of her litter were Bec’s Sapphire (5 wins), Big Is Beautiful (13 wins), Rail Raider (15 wins) which includes Ipswich Auction race 2009 and he won five in a row Albion Park, Reflex Girl (3 wins) and Zippy Whistler (1 win). The dam is superbly bred, which says these youngsters, who are line bred to Flying Amy, should have a very bright future on the track.

Cosmic Chief

COSMIC CHIEF (Brett Lee x Cosmic Goddess) sired a litter of two dogs and two bitches from Makayla’s Hope whelped September 7 that was registered by Jordan Cooper, Manager of the Jordean Syndicate. Makayla’s Hope is a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and We Owe Heaps, who won 15 of her 73 starts, saluting at Geelong over 347 metres in 20.13, plus she scored over 297 metres at Cannington in 17.68. She picked up three wins over 302 metres at Mandurah with a PB of 17.20 and scored nine times there over the 405 metres with 22.76 being her fastest, as well as scoring at that same venue over 492 metres in 27.66. The other members of her litter were Abbey’s Dream (10 wins), Bad Glenny (14 wins), Intense Shiraz (12 wins), Lil’s Memory (2 wins), Sormaz (10 wins), Twangster (4 wins) and Unlimited Shiraz (4 wins).

El Grand Senor

A LITTER registered by Little River breeder, Diane Bartolo is by El Grand Senor (Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold) and the five dogs and one bitch whelped November 21 are from Chiquita Cherry. The dam, a daughter of Spiral Nikita and Betty’s Angel, won two of her 13 starts, scoring at The Meadows over 525 metres in 30.65 and over 515 metres at Sandown in 29.87. The other members of her litter were Barkley (1 win), Bee Jay Penn (4 wins), Billy Bull (8 wins), Ed Pacino (16 wins), Kokomo Flo (2 wins), My Jabulani (7 wins) and Ritza Ronnie (18 wins).

Cosmic Chief

LARA breeder, Peter Brown registered a litter of three dogs and four bitches by Cosmic Chief (Brett Lee x Cosmic Goddess) from Classic Diva, whelped December 9. Classic Diva, a daughter of Primo Uno and Innocent Eyes, scored in 20 of her 82 goes, winning four races at Geelong over 347 metres with a PB of 19.66 and over 457 metres there in 25.73. She picked up two wins at Bendigo over 430 metres where 24.29 was her best, was successful at Shepparton over 390 metres in 22.61, notched six victories at Warrnambool over 390 metres with 22.06 her quickest and scored over 450 metres there in 25.22. She picked up two wins over 390 metres at Ballarat with 22.17 her best and was successful there over 450 metres in 25.82. The other members of her litter were Current Time (10 wins), Jane’s A Diva (13 wins), King Street (10 wins), Like This (17 wins), Pako Road (11 wins) and Victory

Time (21 wins). The dam was a very fast provincial sprinter from a litter that won 102 races, which augurs extremely well for the future of these youngsters.

Bit Chili

BIT CHILI (Bombastic Shiraz x Chili Berger) sired a litter of five dogs and two bitches from Cosmic Diva whelped December 24, registered by Avalon breeder, Brian Parkinson. Cosmic Diva, a daughter of Brett Lee and Cosmic Goddess, won 25 of her 71 outings, including four races over 390 metres at Ballarat with a PB of 21.97 and over the 450 metres there in 25.76. She was successful twice at Geelong over 400 metres with 22.54 her quickest, as well as winning there over 457 metres in 26.29. She scored three times at Warrnambool over 390 metres with 21.90 her fastest and over 450 metres there in 25.60, as well as recording four wins at Horsham over 410 metres with 23.30 her best and had seven firsts at Mandurah over 405 metres with a PB of 22.78, whilst she won twice over 390 metres at Shepparton where 22.09 was her best. The other members of her litter were Cosmic Brigid (19 wins), Cosmic Chief (24 wins) and Cosmic Planet (22 wins). The dam had plenty of speed and is from a great litter that won 90 races, which tells us that these youngsters should win their share of races.

Premier Fantasy

PREMIER FANTASY (Premier County x Nifty Niamh) was the sire chosen by Cobains breeder, Virginia Delaney for Somerton Lass, and the two dogs and two bitches were whelped November 21. Somerton Lass, a daughter of Token Prince and Rap World, won eight of her 34 attempts, scoring three times at Warragul over 424 metres for a PB of 24.25 and won at Sandown over 515 metres in 30.57. She landed two races at Sale over 440 metres with 24.96 her best, plus she scored twice at Traralgon over 513 metres where 29.86 was her fastest. The other members of her litter were Backline Dash (6 wins), Double Token (1 win), Expect A Token (4 wins), Milch (1 win), One Man (6 wins) and Tinka Prince (3 wins). Somerton Lass has had four litters to date, and the first was to Where’s Pedro whelped May 2007 producing Cee Pee Yai (5 wins), El Castillo (10 wins), Hannah Bananah (12 wins), Hooray For Percy (27 wins), Miss Delaine (2 wins), Ned’s Pedro (17 wins), One More Ruby (5 wins), Thanos (11 wins), Tisdale (5 wins), Where’s Fly (14 wins) and Where’s Lass (8 wins). Litter number two was to Hallucinate whelped February 2008, leaving Drums And Roses (8 wins), Ella Ava (5 wins) and Tricia Rose (7 wins). Her third litter was to Where’s Pedro whelped November 2008 and that gave us Chuggington (2 wins), Destructinator (10 wins), Gingin And Dry (10 wins), Gingin On Rocks (13 wins), Launchinator (15 wins), Major Monogram (9 wins), Pedro’s Finest (16 wins), She’s Bossy (9 wins), Somewhere Girl (4 wins) and Where’s Somerton (1 win). Litter number four was to Premier Fantasy whelped June 2010 leaving Just A Fantasy (1 win) and Premier Policy (1 win). The dam has produced the winners of 227 races, suggesting these youngsters should more than make their presence felt on the track.

Bombastic Shiraz

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ (Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde) sired a litter of four dogs and three bitches from Leprechaun Chloe and these youngsters whelped December 1 were registered by Little River breeder, Diane Bartolo. Leprechaun Chloe, a daughter of Brett Lee and Glamorous, won 10 of her 38 starts, notching three races at Sandown over 515 metres with a PB of 29.64 and five wins at The Meadows over 525 metres with 30.06 her fastest. She was successful over 450 metres at Ballarat in 25.36 and at Horsham over 480 metres in 27.31. The other members of her litter were Apache Leap (8 wins), Brett Van Cleef (5 wins), Charlie Cha Cha (8 wins), Glamorous Denise (4 wins), Leprechaun Daisy (9 wins), Magic Sprite (10 wins) and Mr. Baz (3 wins).

El Grand Senor

DEVON MEADOWS breeder, Dragan Dodic registered a litter by El Grand Senor (Where’s Pedro x Elgrando Gold) and the two dogs and seven bitches whelped December 15 are from I’m Just Foolin’. The dam, a daughter of Just The Best and Heart’s War, won 12 of her 32 runs, scoring six times at Bundaberg over 460 metres with a PB of 26.36 and five times at Ipswich over 431 metres with 25.39 her best, as well as a win at Albion Park over 520 metres in 30.46. The only other member of her litter was I’m Not Foolin’ (11 wins).

Premier Fantasy

A LITTER registered by Flemington breeder, Arthur Cooper is one dog and two bitches by Premier Fantasy (Premier County x Nifty Niamh) from Black Chantilly, whelped December 13. Black Chantilly, a daughter of Brett Lee and Floodfawn, won 20 of her 56 starts, saluting four times at Traralgon over 513 metres with a PB of 29.57, as well as winning five races at The Meadows over 525 metres with 30.09 her quickest. She sample success four times at Sandown over 515 metres where 30.01 was her quickest, won over 530 metres at Cannington in 30.92, picked up two wins at Sale over 440 metres with a PB of 24.92 and over 457 metres at Geelong in 25.91. She was victorious at Albion Park over 520 metres in 30.31 as well as winning at Warragul over 424 metres in 24.01, plus scored at Warrnambool over 450 metres in 25.43. The other members of her litter were Regal Brett (24 wins), Regal James (5 wins) and Regal Robbie (9 wins). Black Chantilly has had three successful litters to date, with her first to Pure Octane whelped July 2007 leaving Afroman (8 wins), Instinction (2 wins), Octane Show (31 wins), Octilly Girl (10 wins), Pure Hussler (5 wins) and Silent Guardian (23 wins). Litter number two was to Pure Octane whelped March 2008, producing Chuck Monelli (21 wins), Delawney Street (8 wins), Mid Levels (31 wins), Pure Chantilly (1 win) and Raltreece (8 wins). Her third litter was to Surf Lorian whelped April 2009 and that gave us Diamond Deck (8 wins), Lacomare (7 wins) and Legs Diamond (1 win). The dam, who’s from the Floodgate line, was a top class chaser who has produced a Group 1 winner, as well as many other top class gallopers, which speaks highly of the future prospects of these youngsters.

Cosmic Chief El Grand Senor El Grand Senor Cosmic Chief Collision Big Daddy Cool Bit Chili Atlantic Prince Spitfire Jet Spitfire Jet Premier Fantasy Elite State Velocette Droopy’s Puzzle Premier Fantasy Bombastic Shiraz El Grand Senor Collision Cosmic Rumble Talk’s Cheap Premier Fantasy Collision Bit Chili Dyna Lachlan Bombastic Shiraz Schwartzanager Magic Sprite Jimmy Neutron Magic Sprite El Grand Senor Surf Lorian Mogambo Bombastic Shiraz

from 13/03/2012 to 19/03/2012 Dam

Makayla’s Hope Phlox Chiquita Cherry Classic Diva Little Jordyn One Foot Wrong Cosmic Diva Lee Magic Riverdale Candy Riverdale Crazy Ground Work Lucy Nate Scrappy Coco Hot Ride Somerton Lass Leprechaun Chloe I’m Just Foolin’ Pepper Spice Pure Citrate White Blossom Black Chantilly Snowsill Bale Smell The Roses Dashing Red Girl Leprechaun Daisy Why Not Gillian Spirited Lady Miss Call Remo Agogo Riddle Me Miss Leah Morris Lil’s Memory Next Top Model

Whelped Date

07/09/2011 15/11/2011 21/11/2011 09/12/2011 01/12/2011 21/10/2011 24/12/2011 03/11/2011 04/11/2011 24/11/2011 30/11/2011 18/11/2011 04/12/2011 27/11/2011 21/11/2011 01/12/2011 15/12/2011 19/12/2011 13/12/2011 17/12/2011 13/12/2011 17/09/2011 03/11/2011 03/12/2011 22/10/2011 29/11/2011 06/11/2011 06/12/2011 01/12/2011 07/12/2011 18/12/2011 20/12/2011 12/11/2011

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2D 2B 1D 2B 5D 1B 3D 4B 3D 3B 4D 2B 5D 2B 1D 0B 1D 5B 1D 3B 2D 3B 5D 5B 7D 3B 3D 4B 2D 2B 4D 3B 2D 7B 4D 5B 5D 4B 3D 6B 1D 2B 5D 5B 4D 4B 6D 3B 1D 1B 6D 3B 5D 1B 3D 3B 1D 3B 3D 1B 3D 4B 4D 3B 1D 6B

Breeder Name

J. Cooper B. Briffa D. Bartolo P. Brown D. Trewin M. Pearson B. Parkinson C. Althorp C. Abela C. Abela T. Duncan G. Miltos J. Guy N. Pittard V. Delaney D. Bartolo D. Dodic S. Cairns P. Oliver E. Wertiechowski A. Cooper C. Constantinou B. Riddle K. Otterbach B. Riddle S. Jack B. Tharle S. McKenna A. Brown W. Innes J. Ferguson J. Cooper S. Hood

In the week from March 13 to March 19 there were 33 litters registered with GRV. breeder, Seona Hood. Collision Next Top Model is a daughter of Surf BENTLEIGH EAST breeder, Chris Con- Lorian and By Request, who won 20 of stantinou registered a litter by Collision her 47 starts, scoring twice at Ipswich (Awesome Assassin x Rumble Spirit) over 520 metres with 30.56 her quickest from Snowsill Bale and the five dogs and and twice at Cranbourne over 520 metres five bitches were whelped September 17. with 30.61 her best. Snowsill Bale, a daughter of Surf She won over 515 metres at SanLorian and Gold Rush Bale, scored once down in 29.83 and six times there over in six goes and that was at Dapto over 715 metres with a PB of 41.96. 520 metres in 30.13. She picked up a win at Geelong over The other members of her litter were 600 metres in 34.64, as well as winning Allyson Bale (4 wins), Fabrice Bale (13 twice over the 700 metres there with a wins), Mergim Bale (8 wins), Valdrin Bale track record of 40.20 being her best. (2 wins) and Whitfield Bale (27 wins). She picked up two wins at Sale over Gold Rush Bale, the dam of Snowsill 650 metres where 37.43 was her quickBale, was mated with Collision and that est, won at Angle Park over 731 metres in left Dyna Tron and co., suggesting that 43.06, was successful at The Meadows these youngsters should meet with plenty over 725 metres in 42.89 and at Canningof success on the track. ton over 715 metres in 41.61, plus an Albion Park victory over 600 metres in Bit Chili NEWTOWN breeder, Ben Riddle regis- 35.14. The other successful members of her tered a litter by Bit Chili (Bombastic Shiraz x Chili Berger) and the four dogs and litter were Perfect Model (1 win), Ritza four bitches whelped November 3 are Surf (3 wins), Ritza’s Request (3 wins) and Sizzler (5 wins). from Smell The Roses. The dam was a champion record The dam, a daughter of Jim Joes Up and Our Maiden, scored six times in 20 breaking Group 1 stayer, and to Austragoes, winning twice at The Meadows over lia’s best stud dog, it augurs very well for 525 metres with a PB of 30.46 and over the future of these youngsters. 430 metres at Bendigo in 24.28. Vapour Whirl She won over 340 metres at Heales- ROSS BORVEEL got in touch and he has ville in 18.73 and at Ballarat over 450 a litter of pups that are for sale and you metres in 25.44, as well as at Warragul can find them in our classified section. over 424 metres in 24.33. These eight youngsters, four dogs The other successful members of her and four bitches are by Vapour Whirl litter were Ashlee’s Choice (3 wins), Bella (Ashigga x Broad Band) from Uno The Reign (8 wins), Diesel Grange (10 wins), Drill (Primo Uno x Nitro Bird). Granny’s Girl (1 win) and Mac Flirty (6 Uno The Drill was a strong chaser wins). raced 64 times for 10 wins and 14 Smell The Roses has had two litters who scoring from 430 metres to 570 to race so far, with her first to Bombastic placings; at tracks such as Ballarat, Shiraz producing El Sporto (4 wins), metres Kyella Rose (3 wins), Trackside (3 wins) Bendigo and Horsham. Her dam Nitro Bird is a daughter of and Twist And Shout (8 wins). Her second litter was to Path To Token Prince and Mystery Bird (Farloe Power whelped March 2010, giving us Melody x Dollar Bird) who won the Group 1 Waterloo Cup in New Zealand as well Black Vegas (2 wins). as running a track record at Cowra over Bombastic Shiraz 524 metres. She’s a half sister to top chasers BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ (Black Shiraz x Bombastic Blonde) sired a litter of one Silent Bird, Cyrus The Virus, Lara Flynn, dog and six bitches from Next Top Model Twain, Unopposed and Honest Bird; a and these youngsters, whelped Novem- very successful line that traces back to ber 12 were registered by Pearcedale Osti Lee.

2012 LEADING SIRES - from January 1st MEADOWS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 314 -45-48-47 14.33% WHERES PEDRO 277 -28-35-38 10.01% GO WILD TEDDY 105 -22-13-15 20.95% COLLISION 106 -19-19-16 17.92% ELITE STATE 57 -12-7-8 21.05% BARTRIM BALE 57 -11-11-9 19.29% VELOCETTE 55 -11-7-8 20.00% HALLUCINATE 55 -10-9-3 18.18% TOKEN PRINCE 27 -10-4-5 37.03% EL GALO 60 -9-4-11 15.00%

WENTWORTH PARK

SANDOWN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 399 -59-64-38 14.78% WHERES PEDRO 290 -48-32-44 16.55% COLLISION 98 -16-15-11 16.32% PREMIER FANTASY 107 -14-15-16 13.08% GO WILD TEDDY 44 -12-9-4 27.27% BIG DADDY COOL 93 -12-8-15 12.09% SURF LORIAN 65 -12-7-10 18.46% BARTRIM BALE 37 -10-4-6 27.02% EL GALO 51 -8-10-4 15.68% MOGAMBO 46 -8-9-5 17.39%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

COLLISION 160 -32-18-27 20.00% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 187 -31-29-25 16.57% BIG DADDY COOL 189 -20-28-24 10.58% WHERES PEDRO 101 -14-13-10 13.86% HALLUCINATE 115 -14-12-17 12.17% BIT CHILI 133 -12-15-16 9.02% PREMIER FANTASY 58 -12-7-5 20.68% KNOCKA NORRIS 71 -10-9-6 14.08% SLATER 50 -9-6-6 18.00% GIVE ME FIVE 62 -7-11-10 11.29%

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ANGLE PARK

CANNINGTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 222 -37-25-34 16.66% WHERES PEDRO 215 -36-27-23 16.74% COLLISION 140 -25-16-18 17.85% BIT CHILI 108 -24-18-19 22.22% BIG DADDY COOL 186 -19-20-23 10.21% PREMIER FANTASY 97 -14-19-11 14.43% SURF LORIAN 140 -14-16-15 10.00% HALLUCINATE 66 -13-10-7 19.69% PRIMO UNO 112 -11-20-22 9.82% BLACK ENFORCER 37 -8-8-3 21.62%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 317 -42-29-45 13.24% BIG DADDY COOL 188 -33-25-17 17.55% COLLISION 206 -30-36-24 14.56% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 210 -21-25-24 10.00% PURE OCTANE 249 -20-30-38 8.03% SURF LORIAN 133 -16-17-16 12.03% VELOCETTE 77 -11-7-9 14.28% GO WILD TEDDY 92 -10-11-9 10.86% RETURN THE KING 50 -10-9-5 20.00% BARTRIM BALE 64 -10-8-11 15.62%

DEVONPORT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

WHERES PEDRO 108 -15-17-13 13.88% GIVE ME FIVE 48 -11-4-10 22.91% COLLIDE 67 -9-8-10 13.43% BIG DADDY COOL 56 -8-6-6 14.28% PURE OCTANE 37 -8-5-6 21.62% PADDYS FLAME 54 -7-6-11 12.96% COLLISION 89 -6-11-13 6.74% HEAD BOUND 18 -6-3-3 33.33% EL GALO 30 -5-7-2 16.66% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 40 -5-5-6 12.05%

DARWIN

ALBION PARK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

COLLISION 374 -60-49-54 16.04% GIVE ME FIVE 300 -56-44-29 18.66% WHERES PEDRO 328 -50-44-34 15.24% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 252 -44-38-37 17.46% SURF LORIAN 319 -35-37-46 10.97% MADE TO SIZE 266 -27-44-36 10.15% BIG DADDY COOL 146 -26-19-8 17.08% EL GALO 118 -23-14-10 19.49% BIT CHILI 176 -20-22-21 11.36% ELITE STATE 122 -20-17-20 16.39%

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

SOLVE THE PUZZLE 11 -10-0-0 90.09% MOGAMBO 24 -9-5-4 37.05% SURF LORIAN 25 -6-5-3 24.00% BOND 44 -5-5-6 11.36% BOMBASTIC SHIRAZ 21 -4-2-3 19.04% EL GALO 13 -4-2-3 30.76% WHERES PEDRO 24 -4-2-2 16.66% NOVEMBER FURY 8 -3-3-1 37.05% METICULOUS 24 -3-2-4 12.05% BLACK ENFORCER 10 -3-2-2 30.00%

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Four on the trot Horsham March 27

DENERSUR made it four wins on the trot when he picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the Grade 5 Horsham Rural City Cup final over 480 metres on Tuesday night. Sent to box seven as favourite at $2.10, the Karen Leek owned and trained chaser scored by a length and a quarter over Just Tripping ($9.50), with In Hiding ($10.70) a half length further adrift. Denersur, a son of Black Enforcer and Miss Amberbee, made it 10 wins in 24 starts with a BON gallop of 27.26. Pernickety ran 27.72 to take out heat one of the 480 metres Maiden. Coming from box three as favourite at $2.50, the son of Meticulous and Aurora Rose saluted by a length and a half over Chuckie Cheese ($7.30), with Bound For Bali ($8.30) two and a half lengths further afield. Pernickety, owned by Michael Mitchell, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Charmaine Fisher. The Peter McCartney owned Kyland Jax completed the double for Charmaine by clocking the new PB of 23.56 to take out a 410 metres Grade 5. Drawn in box two at $5.20, the son of WW Apple Jax and Kyland Dancer beat Kirabilli Darcy ($6.70) by two lengths, with Mock Place ($2.00 fav) a neck further away. Jamaican Ruby led throughout to take out a 480 metres Grade 5 in 27.46. Wearing the red vest at $4.40, the black galloper scored by three lengths over Bolder ($8.00), with Allen Banter ($5.30) picking up third money, a neck away. Jamaican Ruby was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner trainer, Robert Walsh. Ima Harley completed the litter double for Robert by registering the new PB of 23.64 to take out a 410 metres Grade 5. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Call Me Shelley came from box five as favourite at $2.90 to lead from pillar to post to defeat Miss Hondo ($11.10) by a half length, with Time For Fun ($3.60) the next to arrive, three lengths further afield. Calabrese Gina took time honours over the 410 metres by running the new PB of 23.44 to take out the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Rated on top at $3.70 from box one, the Daniel Bicchieri owned and trained sprinter led all the way to score by a neck over Rusty Mahogany ($21.60), with Early Return ($4.70) a length back in third spot. A winner of six of her 20 starts, Calabrese Gina is a daughter of Droopys Maldini and Firing Zone.

Flaming final

Warragul March 27 FLAMING PADDY led throughout to take out the final of the 460 metres Restricted Win Stake on Tuesday night. Coming from box three at $9.50, the Ian Dann trained chaser accounted for Destination Zero ($4.30) and Code Nine ($3.10 fav), with three quarters of a length both ways being the margins. Flaming Paddy, a son of Paddy’s Flame and Hello Bianca, owned by the Tony & Maureen Syndicate, stopped the clock at the new PB time of 26.17. Perfect View ran 26.28 to take out the final of the 460 metres Maiden. Drawn in box seven as favourite at $2.10, the son of Hallucinate and Same View scored by a length and three quarters over Fine Power ($6.90), with a length to third placed Cantankerous ($27.80). Perfect View, owned by Mario Parnis, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Heather Collins. The John Galea owned Sisco Diamond completed the double for Heather by posting the new PB and BON time of 22.72 to score in the final of the 400 metres Grade 5. Rated on top at $2.90 out of box eight, the son of Superman and Sisco Train beat Dazee Agogo ($18.90) by a length and three quarters, with that same margin to third placed Token Show ($22.70). Sisco Diamond collected the GOBIS Bonus to take his record to 18 wins in 92 starts. Northern Trouble took time honours over the 460 metres by recording the new PB of 25.90 when successful in the Free For All. Wearing the red vest at $4.90, the Flor-

ence Alister trained chaser led throughout to score by two lengths over El Mulatto ($2.30 fav), with Master Hugh ($20.00) four and a quarter lengths further astern. A winner of 13 of her 70 runs, Northern Trouble is a daughter of Primo Uno and Northern Shadow, owned by Ronald Smith.

Dale’s tales

The Meadows March 28

WE ALL REMEMBER how good Bombastic Shiraz was in his heyday at The Meadows, don’t we? There was hardly a race that he didn’t win there. One of his progeny, Fast Red (x Hectic Schooner) has been ultra consistent at both city circuits lately. With three placings and a 30.24 win at the Broadmeadows layout amongst her past four sprint starts heading into the tab.com.au Grade 5 last Wednesday afternoon, Fast Red leapt fast from the two trap to lead Borough Boof and Pure Ruler around the first turn, with a glitch in the timer preventing any time for the first split. Down the back the Belinda Harley owned, Scott Holmes trained red reed fawn chaser was on the bunny and doing it easy, completing the next phase in 17.97. Well on her way to a hollow victory, the heavily supported Fast Red ($2.80) proved far too good, defeating the fast finishing Nugget Choice ($19.20) by six and three quarter in a new PB 30.23, while Borough Boof ($11.10) wound up third, just over a length away. From 12 starts, Fast Red won four times with five placings and kept her unblemished record intact over 525 metres at The Meadows. .In the last leg of the TAB Quaddie, the 525 metres Sky Racing Grade 5, So Manic ($9.20) certainly did appreciate the rails draw and recorded Best Of Day 30.04 and led from go to whoa. He ran past the post a lap out in 5.17 but lifted his act appreciably to clock 176.94 down the back, with the $1.90 pop, Dale Bale second and tagging them was Wongawilli Simon ($17.90). Drawing right away in the run home, the son of Bit Chili and Proven Elusive scored by an ever-widening four lengths, with a length to third placed Wongawilli Simon. Raced by the Mundy Syndicate and trained at Locksley by Simon Humphries, it was So Manic’s first victory at the track, whilst career-wise his scorecard shows nine wins and 15 placings after 53 attempts. There was post-race drama surrounding the winner, So Manic, and this was the Stewards Report on the incident: “So Manic was vetted following the event. It was reported that the greyhound collapsed post-race… no stand down period was imposed.” “Stewards directed a sample be taken from So Manic.” “This sample was aborted due to a breach of kennel security.” “Stewards spoke to Mr. J. O’Connell, Kennel Attendant and Mr. R. Camilleri, handler of Wongawilli Simon regarding the cancellation of the swab from So Manic.” “After interviewing both parties, Stewards established that Mr. Camilleri had inadvertently placed the greyhound, Wongawilli Simon into the incorrect kennel.” “Stewards also established that Mr.

O’Connell was not present at the kennels while Mr. Camilleri had placed his greyhound away.” “Stewards reminded both Mr. O’Connell and Mr. Camilleri of their responsibilities regarding this matter.” “Stewards also spoke to Mr. H. Sexton, Kennel Attendant, regarding this matter and took no further action.” Following a tardy getaway, the Michelle Mallia-Magri trained Starfire Magic won the 525 metres Maiden heat impressively. Coming off the reserves bench into box eight, Starfire Magic ($23.20) could only manage a first split of 5.32, whilst up front it was Midnight Swirl that had begun fast and clocked 5.06, with Nothing Much and the wide running Dyna Chaz in tow. But upon rounding the final bend, after Midnight Swirl had registered 18.03, the pacesetter copped a hefty bump, ending any prospect of a win. With Nothing Much still second and Starfire Magic third giving the leader a two and a half lengths start, the son of continued his dream rails run and took over nearing the line. After four tries, the Jim Bath owned red brindle dog notched his first victory by a half length over Nothing Much ($7.10) in 30.38, with Allen Denver ($3.40 fav) getting home fast in third place. Just the one race over 600 metres was run, and that was taken out by the well bred Carbon Fibre. Drawn box three, the son of Texas Gold and Geoff’s Mate was away sweetly and led early before copping a check. Racing to the front was Lever Footprint, who recorded 9.18 before being bumped, allowing Carbon Fibre ($5.10) to regain the premier position. That was the winning move, as after reaching the next mark in 22.43, the Dave Knocker trained racer scooted clear, passing the post nearly six lengths ahead of Lever Footprint ($4.50) in 35.11, with just over a length to the luckless Bowstreet Sentry ($16.80) third. Carbon Fibre, who has contested 21 races for seven wins and four placings, rackedup his first success at the Northcorp Boulevard layout for the owning Binborrin Syndicate.

Out of the blue

Shepparton March 28

BURRA BLUE led throughout to take out a 390 metres Tier 3 Maiden on Wednesday. Coming from box three as favourite at $2.30, the Ron Giles trained youngster bolted in by 10½ lengths over Cardiac Arrest ($28.10), with Clever catch ($9.00) three quarters of a length further adrift. Burra Blue, a son of Talk’s Cheap and Royal Chord, owned by the Burra Punters Syndicate, recorded the BOD time of 22.21 to break through at his fifth try. Blaze’s Revenge ran the new PB time of 25.65 to take out a Tier 3 Grade 5 over 450 metres. Wearing the red vest as the popular elect at $2.30, the black chaser greeted the Judge three quarters of a length in advance of Sisco Snake ($4.50), with Blonde Zepha ($11.10) six lengths further astern. Blaze’s Revenge was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner trainer, Peter Bartlett. Stop The Clock completed the litter double for Peter by coming from last to take out a

450 metres Tier 3 Grade 5 in the new PB time of 25.57. The son of Surf Lorian and Jill’s Revenge came from box two at $6.70 to defeat Seismic Texan ($16.20) by a length and a quarter, with Nancy Jay ($13.50) coming in third, a length and three quarters in arrears. Regal Command took time honours over the 450 metres by clocking 25.50 to score an all the way win in a Tier 3 Grade 5. Sent to box one at $9.60, the Jason Formosa trained chaser scored by three and a quarter lengths over Sir Don ($11.70), with Gold Pledge ($3.20 fav) picking up third money, two and a quarter lengths away. A winner of five of his 61 starts, Regal Command is a son of Pure Octane and Regal Odyssey, owned by Alf Spiteri.

Kennel quinella

Warrnambool March 28 OWNER Geoff Collins and trainer Ros Hume led in the quinella on a 450 metres Grade 5 on Wednesday night with littermates. Victory went to Durch Technik who came from box three as favourite at $2.10 to lead throughout and beat Giacometti ($4.70) by a length and three quarters, with Jimmy Two Hats ($9.60) coming in third, three and a half lengths away. Durch Technik, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Joop Muse, clocked the BON time of 25.10 to make it three wins in 11 outings. Harold Bale ran the new PB and BON time of 22.12 to take out the 390 metres Grade 5 Final. After lining up in box four at $8.30, the son of Droopys Maldini and Kumar Bale beat his kennelmate Aralu Bale ($32.10) by six lengths, with a neck to third placed Plankton ($8.50). A winner of seven of his 18 runs, Harold Bale is owned by Paul Wheeler and he was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Steve Collins. The Jan Wheeler owned Allen Barry by registering 25.56 to take out the 450 metres Maiden Final. Rated at $3.60 out of box six, the son of Buttsie Bale and Keeko Bale defeated Zhar Purple ($18.90) by four and a quarter lengths, with Wattle Bee ($6.00) a length back in the minor end of the prize.. Trainer, Angela Langton and the Champagne Syndicate picked up a double, with Quo Vadis being their first leg when he ran 25.46 to take out heat four of the 450 metres Maiden. Coming from box two as favourite at $1.80, the son of Westmead Hawk and Que Sera Sera romped home a seven and three quarter lengths winner over Amanda Allen ($12.00), with Cool Zed ($6.50) a half length back in third spot. Whispering Wind completed the double for connections by posting the new PB of 25.20 to take out the 450 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. The son of Collision and Seminole came from box four at $18.30 to salute by a length and a half over Dyna Hackett ($3.70), with a neck to third placed Eurico Bale ($8.00). Owner, Barry Smith picked up a double and the Joy McDowall trained Mepunga Coolaz was his first leg when he ran 25.80 when an all the way winner of heat three of the 450 metres Maiden. The son of Big Daddy Cool and Mepunga Diamond wore the pink vest at $3.60 to a four

lengths win over One Mission ($14.40), with Call Me Cheap ($2.50 fav) three and a half lengths back in third possie. The Steve Elsum trained Mepunga Weber completed the double for Barry by recording the new PB of 22.22 to take out the 390 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. After exiting the seven trap at $5.60, the son of Kiowa Sweet Trey and Mepunga Rebecca led throughout to beat Express Enforcer ($9.80) by a length and a half, with Kreuzer On Fire ($2.10 fav) picking up third money, three lengths back.

New record

Bendigo March 29

FIRST STARTER, Ima Geisha Girl set a new record for the 425 metres on Thursday night when she posted 23.70 to take out heat 11 of the Gold Rush Maiden. Coming from box eight as favourite at $1.40, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Elite Oriental led throughout to score by nine lengths over Hooded Naomi ($5.90) and Lozza’s Express ($5.40), with a length and a quarter the margin there. Ima Geisha Girl, owned by Reg Kay, was the second leg of a winning double for trainer, Jason Thompson. The Barbara Breen owned Weetbix Kid was Jason’s first leg and he ran 23.92 when an all the way winner of heat one of the 425 metres Gold Rush Maiden. Rated on top at $2.30 out of box four, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Weetbix cruised home a seven and a half lengths winner over Vesna’s Express ($5.20), with La Porsche ($24.30) four and three quarter lengths further astern. Why Not Bev ran 24.39 to take out heat two of the 425 metres Gold Rush Maiden. Sent to box six at $2.60, the Leigh Carter trained sprinter saluted by a head over Galba John ($9.60), with Koby Path ($19.30) two lengths back in third spot. Why Not Bev was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner, Gail Carter. The Greg Carter trained Why Not Hawksie completed the litter double for Gail by recording 23.93 when an all the way winner of heat 10 of the 425 metres Gold Rush Maiden. The son of Collision and Why Not Gail came from box two as favourite at $1.70 to score by seven and a quarter lengths over White Rabbit ($5.50), with Who Told Lochie ($8.20) the next one in, a half length away. Debutante Tarks Legend scored an easy win in the third heat of the 425 metres Gold Rush Maiden. Wearing the pink vest as favourite at $2.30, the David Geall trained youngster bolted in by 11¼ lengths over Dasher Hatfield ($3.80), with Zacariah ($34.60) three quarters of a length further adrift. Tarks Legend, a son of Where’s Pedro and Real Macoy, owned by Simone Kellermeyer, stopped the clock at 23.87. The easiest winner of the night was Ikari Pedro, who led throughout to take out heat six of the 425 metres Gold Rush Maiden by 14¼ lengths in 24.02. After lining up in box five at $6.50, the black chaser accounted for Catch Razor ($14.10) and Massive ($3.40), with a half length separating second from third. Ikari Pedro, a son of Where’s Pedro and Premier Babe, is raced and trained by Mandy and Peter Dapiran.

Of his 15 previous trips to The Meadows, Locksley kennelled chaser, So Manic had only scored once. But trainer, Simon Humphries persevered, and last Wednesday afternoon he managed a marvellous Best Of Day 30.04 victory, that took his overall record to nine wins and 15 placings from 54 raceday appearances.

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Streeted them

Hades bonus

GREYSYND PRINCE streeted his rivals when an effortless all the way winner of a Tier 3 Maiden over 460 metres on Thursday. Sent to box one as favourite at $2.10, the Paul Anderton trained youngster bolted in by seventeen and a quarter lengths over It’s Time ($4.50), with a neck to third placed Gav’s Gift ($5.30). Greysynd Prince, a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Hot Puzzle, owned by Warren Owen, clocked the BOD time of 26.00 at his sixth attempt at breaking through. Wild Conan appreciated the drop in class by taking out a Tier 3 Grade 5 over 460 metres. The son of Go Wild Jack and Groupie came from box seven at $7.70 to score by six and a half lengths over Kyella Rose ($4.00), with Squeeky Taylor ($13.00) the next one in, a half length away. Wild Conan, trained by Noel Carthew for Kevin Ward, stopped the clock at 26.09. Lead Act was surprisingly a reserve for a 400 metres Tier 3 Grade 5 and after gaining a start in box six, led throughout to score in 22.82. Rated on top by punters at $2.40, the light fawn sprinter beat Sergeant Darkie ($3.30) by four lengths, with Big Boy Jimmy ($5.90) three and three quarter lengths further astern. Lead Act, a son of Bond and Lusty Star, is trained by Louise Allen for the Lyrebird Syndicate. Ring King took time honours over the 400 metres by running the new PB of 22.76 to score in a Tier 3 Grade 5. Coming from box two as favourite at $2.90, the Peter Simone trained sprinter led all the way to score by two and a half lengths over Dragon Lord ($4.40), with Ce Senor Pedro ($8.80) picking up third money, four and a half lengths in arrears. A winner of four of his 28 starts, Ring King is a son of Return The King and Spacies Girl, owned by Wayne Barrow.

HADES METEOR collected the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 400 metres Maiden Final on Friday night. Coming from box one as favourite at $1.70, the Sam Bonaccurso trained youngster led throughout to score by a length over Entry Bale ($4.90), with Fluer Bale ($14.20) three and a half lengths further afield. Hades Meteor, a daughter of Hades Rocket and Jemma’s Image, owned by Alan Dowsett, stopped the clock at the new PB time of 22.59. Mystery Diamond ran the BON time of 34.77 to score in a 596 metres Novice Grade 5. After lining up in box eight at $6.60, the daughter of Surgeon and Chantail’s Rose scored by two and a half lengths over Lorian Moth ($1.70 fav), with Iguodala ($12.70) four and three quarter lengths further astern. Mystery Diamond, trained by Lexie Iredale for Shane Taylor, has won two of her 30 start to date. Simonova led throughout to take out the final of the 520 metres Grade 5 in 30.12. Coming from box three as favourite at $2.30, the black galloper saluted by two and a quarter lengths over Dewana El Galo ($11.00), with Grand Grange ($6.20) a length and a quarter further afield. Simonova, a daughter of Bond and Spence’s Girl, is owned and trained by Warren Duniam. Gotta Chance was successful in the 460 metres Grade 5 Final. Drawn in box six at $4.20, the Karen Leek owned and trained galloper got there by a head over Our Lisa ($9.50), with Our Presley ($14.40) three lengths further adrift. Gotta Chance, a son of Black Enforcer and Miss Amberbee, returned the new PB time of 25.90. Garrick Bale took time honours over the 460 metres by posting 25.79 when an all the way winner of a Grade 5. Sent to box five as favourite at $1.80, the Andrea Dailly trained chaser defeated Mitch’s Buddy ($7.20) by three and a quarter lengths, with Walking Street ($45.20) three quarters of a length back in third spot. Garrick Bale, who’s won four of his five attempts, is a son of Go Wild Teddy and Dyna Celeste and was the second leg of a winning double for owner, Paul Wheeler. Hackel Bale was Paul’s first leg and he recorded the BON time of 30.06 to take out a 520 metres Grade 5. Wearing the red vest at $3.50, the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Gold Rush Bale scored by three and a quarter lengths over Limburg Gold ($11.70), with Stand At Ease ($19.70) the next one home, a length and a quarter back. Hackel Bale, who’s started 27 times for seven wins, was the first leg of a winning treble for trainer, Graeme Bate. The Jan Wheeler owned Aleta Allen was leg two for Graeme and she posted 25.95 to score in the 460 metres Grade 5. Sent to box two at $6.70, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Tally Bale accounted for Marked Down ($4.60) and Maxim Reality ($9.60), with the margins being three and a quarter lengths by three quarters of a length. Classy Maldini for the Gar Bob Syndicate completed the treble for Graeme by registering the BON time of 22.33 to atake out the 400 metres Free For All. The son of Droopys Maldini and Firing Zone came from box four as favourite at $1.80 to lead throughout and beat Fully Advanced ($6.50) by six and a half lengths, with Bingle Bay ($9.80) three lengths further astern. Classy Maldini has raced 29 times with this being his 16th win.

Warragul March 29

Both records go Bendigo March 30

MAJOR KING broke the 500 metres track record on Friday night when he clocked 28.24 to take out a Grade 5. Coming from box five as favourite at $3.20, the Michael Chilcott trained chaser led throughout to score by eight and a half lengths over Clayoquot ($4.70), with Why Not Nick ($6.90) a length and three quarters back in third spot. A winner of four of his 24 starts, Major King is a son of Return The King and Early Whisper, owned by Rod Ashworth. Grigorieva Bale broke the 425 metres record by registering 23.42 to take out heat 19 of the Gold Rush Maiden at his third attempt at breaking through. Drawn in box six as favourite at $2.20, the son of Turanza Bale and Kingston Bale bolted in by eight and three quarter lengths over Kreuzer Gibbs ($3.30), with Hot Command ($3.90) two and a quarter lengths further afield. Grigorieva Bale, owned by Paul Wheeler, was the second leg of a winning double for trainer, Andrea Dailly. Haylee Allen was Andrea’s first leg and she posted 24.16 to score in heat 13 of the Gold Rush Maiden over 425 metres. Sent to box five as favourite at $2.10, the daughter of Buttsie Bale and Swiss Bale defeated Mr Apocalypse ($5.20) by six and a half lengths, with Arvo’s Chita ($8.30) coming in third, a length and a quarter back. Haylee Allen was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner, Jan Wheeler. Allen Benji gave Jan her litter double by clocking 23.92 when an all the way winner of heat 18 of the Gold Rush Maiden over 425 metres. The Graeme Bate trained youngster came from box one as favourite at $1.60 to bolt in by 10 lengths over Goldwood ($13.70), with Issey Whirl ($43.70) a length and three quarters back in third spot. First starter, Big Intention scored an easy all the way win in heat 17 of the Gold Rush Maiden over 425 metres. Rated on top at $1.40 out of box five, the Jamie Ennis trained youngster romped in by nine and a half lengths over Baz Did ($10.80), with Bolt Baby Bolt ($11.30) a length further afield. Big Intention, a son of Path To Power and Runway Model, owned by Todd O’Neill, stopped the clock at 23.86.

Geelong March 30

Elle of a bonus

Traralgon March 31

AUDACIOUS ELLE picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the final of the Top Cat Video Puppy Classic over 513 metres on Saturday night. Sent to box eight at $2.80, the Michael Fearnley trained chaser led throughout to score by three and three quarter lengths over her litter brother, Soda Boy ($5.00), with Undercover Girl ($35.40) five and a half lengths further astern. Audacious Elle, a daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Pure Elle, owned by Kevin Wainwright, returned the BON time of 29.63 to make it 13 wins from 25 starts. Code Nine took out a 513 metres Grade 5 with a gallop of 29.92. Rated at $3.80 out of box eight, the son of Global Warming and Chains saluted by three

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and a quarter lengths over Bizarre Escape ($2.00 fav), with Destination Zero ($10.80) coming in third, a length and a quarter away. Code Nine, owned by John Hamilton, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Ken Height. Credit Cruncher brought up the double for Ken by collecting the GOBIS Bonus when successful in the 513 metres Free For All. After lining up in box four as favourite at $2.60, the son of Global Warming and Maxi Van Demon ran 29.75 to defeat Saint Neo ($5.30) by a length and a half, with Battle Rose ($2.90) collecting third money, three lengths in arrears. Burn Notice took time honours over the 298 metres by registering 16.97 to land the Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the pink vest at $9.90, the Paul Andrews trained sprinter defeated Return The Opal ($8.20) by five and a quarter lengths, with Mid Levels ($4.700 the next one home, two and three quarter lengths back. A winner of five of his 21 starts, Burn Notice is a son of Meticulous and Conspiracy Lass, owned by Diane Young.

Mickie’s bonus Bendigo April 1

MICKIE GEE picked up the GOBIS Bonus by taking out the 660 metres Grade 5 on Sunday. Sent to box six at $4.40, the Dominic Crisafi trained stayer scored by two and a quarter lengths over Onya Splash ($3.60 fav), with Hostile Warrior ($4.20) a length and a quarter back in third spot. Mickie Gee, a son of Where’s Pedro and Franklin Sand, owned by Liz Gibilisco, clocked 38.36 to tick up his sixth win in 12 runs. Proven Havana led throughout to take out heat three of the Ladies Bracelet over 425 metres. After lining up in box one at $4.40, the daughter of Velocette and Thanks Blue accounted for Fast Galo ($9.30) and Fancy Diamond ($1.70 fav), with two and a half lengths both ways being the margins. Proven Havana, trained by Paul McColl for the McGrath Syndicate, stopped the clock at 24.20. Gomes took time honours over the 425 metres by running 23.98 to take out heat five of the Gold Watch. Drawn in box three at $21.60, the Dallas Moore owned and trained chaser scored by a neck over Conviction ($2.40 fav), with Harcool Lad ($4.90) three quarters of a length further adrift. Gomes, who’s won four of his 10 outings, is a son of Bombastic Shiraz and Shazlyn. Shared recorded 24.20 to score in heat four of the Ladies Bracelet over 425 metres. Coming from box three at $12.70, the white and black chaser got there by a half head over Hiavackova ($2.80 fav), with Cane Nero ($7.40) a length and three quarters further afield. Shared, a daughter of Where’s Pedro and Premier Babe, is owned and trained by Mandy and Peter Dapiran.

Pride is best Sale April 1

KING’S PRIDE ran the BON time of 29.93 to take out the 520 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade on Sunday night. Coming from box one at $4.60, the Lionel Kraemer trained galloper scored by a half length over Talkative ($5.90), with Flashing Wish ($6.20) two and a quarter lengths back in third spot. A winner of nine of his 45 starts, King’s Pride is a son of Talk’s Cheap and Trusta Rush, owned by the Vanechteldabel Syndicate. Chyna Run posted 25.13 after taking out heat two of the 440 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Wearing the blue vest at $7.20, the daughter of Surf Lorian and Motoring scored by a length over Lektra Fly ($2.50 fav), with Launchinator ($4.00) the next one in, a length and a half back. Chyna Run, owned by John Falvey, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Mark Delbridge. The Paul Wheeler owned Irvine Bale completed Mark’s double by running 24.96 to take out heat three of the 440 metres Mixed 4th/5th Grade. Drawn box six at $5.20, the son of Go Wild Teddy and Dyna Bility scored a five lengths win over Absinth Shot ($2.80 fav), with Arvo’s Vixen ($3.60) picking up third money, a length and a half in arrears. Omega Eli took time honours over the 440 metres by recording the new PB of 24.94 to score in a Grade 5. Sent to box four at $9.60, the Barry

Harper trained chaser beat his litter and kennelmate Omega Joshua ($2.40 fav) by five and three quarter lengths, with El Black Galo ($33.00) seven and a quarter lengths further astern. Omega Eli, a son of Where’s Pedro and Omega Lilly, owned by Heather Harper, at his eighth start registered his third win.

Favourite snowman Sandown April 1

OUR SNOWMAN went out favourite at $2.60 in a 595 metres Grade 5 on Sunday and scored in the BOD time of 34.44. Coming from box four, the Jim Psaila trained chaser defeated Baurna Molly ($14.70) by five and a quarter lengths, with Nitriss Neveelk ($7.80) two and a quarter lengths back in third spot. A winner of six of his 20 starts, Our Snowman is a son of Elite State and Quick Gem, owned by Brett Nye. First starter, Hair Raser ran 29.90 to take out a 515 metres Maiden. After lining in box two as favourite at $2.60, the daughter of Surf Lorian and Miss Chilli led throughout to score by six and three quarter lengths over Duke Mokoe ($16.20), with Viking Speed ($15.50) a length and three quarters further afield. Hair Raser, owned by M C + C E Morris, was the first leg of a winning double for trainer, Robert Britton. The Alan Dowsett owned Hades Jet gave Rob his double by running 29.77 to score in a 515 metres Grade 5. Sent to box one as the popular elect at $1.70, the son of Hades Rocket and Jemma’s Image defeated Oomoo ($7.80) by a length, with that margin again to third placed Nitro Nymph ($6.50). Odie For Now took time honours over the 515 metres by running the new PB of 29.34 to take out a Grade 5. Rated on top at $2.30 out of box five, the Kel Greenough trained chaser led throughout to score by seven and three quarter lengths over Kansas Tornado ($3.80), with Mr. Bohannan ($8.20) four and three quarter lengths further astern. Odie For Now, a son of Big Daddy Cool and Shanlyn Lass, owned by the You Can Do It Syndicate, has now won three of his seven attempts.

Talking Greyhounds

For the only time in 2012, the big Dual Code Greyhound/Harness race meeting will be run this Easter Sunday. It will be the only chance this year to enjoy the largest race day in NSW with 18 races programmed for the day. The first 100 children through the gate will receive free Easter Eggs and a Children’s Jumping Castle will be on-course. The racing action will kick-off around midday, with some fantastic racing and some big feature races in both the greyhounds and harness codes. Be a part of history this Sunday at the Wagga Showgrounds. ********** WAGGA ran a fantastic meeting last Sunday, April 1, with both visitors and locals enjoying success. Wagga trainer, Peter Dooner took out the TAB Number 1 final with the well supported commodity, Around The Traps ($2.50), whilst Dooner completed a winning double for the night with the impressive I’m In Business ($1.70), who looks to be a really serious Wagga Cup contender. The other feature of the night, the Tasty Tucker Mixed Final was won by long-time supporter, Graeme Hull via Port Furi ($6.60). Port Furi, owned by well known Dapto trainer, Susan Steele, also collected the $1,000 Blue Paws Bonus. Two heats of the Dual Meeting Cup were run and the visitors dominated with Big Dude ($4.90) for Jindera’s Brian Lord saluting in the opening heat. Victorian trainer, Geoffrey Scott-Smith landed the other heat with Crown Poker ($7.90). With the benefit of the run on the track, Crown Poker will be the improver for the $1500 to the winner final this Sunday. Two heats of the Caltex Fernliegh Road Maiden were run, with Raven Coxy ($2.10) coming from well back for Jindera mentor, Tony Seymour, and Tiggerlong Bling ($3.30) took out the other heat for Wagga’s Mick Finn, and will come in for plenty of support in the final. Other winners on the night were Big Wanalta, who just loves Wagga, and is trained by Victorian, Barry Martell, Pearls Choice ($1.70) looked a good thing perched up in box

one and didn’t let supporters down for Wagga conditioner, Dave Cox, while evergreen Wagga trainer, Kenny Seckold aced the final event with Brianna’s Rose ($5.20). With no racing in the Riverina for three weeks after this weekend, Wagga will release its Wagga Cup Carnival on April 22. Standby for news of a fairly large kennel that will be relocating to Wagga in the coming months. - Wagga Wrangler

Fastest yet

Bendigo April 2

KID CONDOR recorded the fastest time yet over the 500 metres when he ran the new PB of 28.22 to take out heat two of the Mixed 4th/5th Grade on Monday night. Coming from box one as favourite at $2.90, the Don Jarvis owned and trained chaser scored by three and a quarter lengths over Finest Result ($10.30), with Our Boy Lez ($54.50) picking up third money, five and a quarter lengths in arrears. Kid Condor, a son of Bit Chili and Rosie Jay, has scored in seven of his 34 starts. David Warburton rugged-up two runners in the opening race, a 425 metres Maiden, and led in the quinella on the event. Victory went to Cussen Park, who came from box eight as favourite at $2.70 to score by a length and a quarter over Mark’s Park ($3.30), with Proven Polka ($9.50) three lengths further astern. Cussen Park, a son of Hallucinate and Scarlett O’Hara, owned by Barry Parker, stopped the clock at 24.72. Wilham’s Son took time honours over the 425 metres by clocking 23.79 to take out a Grade 5. Sent out favourite at $2.80 from box three, the Darren Murray trained chaser scored by seven and a half lengths over Black Bant ($5.50), with Captains Mount ($2.90) picking up third money, a length in arrears. A winner of eight of his 21 starts, Wilham’s Son is a son of Bartrim Bale and Bahloo Express owned by T R & P R Hitch. Negreanu celebrated having his 50th start by taking out a 425 metres Grade 5. After lining up in box five as favourite at $2.40, the son of Meticulous and Proven Model beat Reekay Riot ($4.20) by two and a half lengths, with Lonely Delight ($8.70) the next to arrive, a length and a quarter away. Negreanu, who posted 24.17, is trained by William Rudd for Brett Margerison.

Best spot on

Healesville April 2

SPOT ON ROB ran the BOD time of 16.60 to take out the 300 metres Mixed 4tg/5th Grade on Monday. Coming from box two at $5.10, the Margaret Grindley trained sprinter scored by a length and three quarters over Jess Umbridge ($2.20 fav), with Smoky’s Turn ($9.30) three quarters of a length further adrift. A winner of 20 of his 75 runs, Spot On Rob is a son of Flying Scott and Jen Boyd, owned by the Marlie Syndicate. Mexico Joe ran 19.47 to take out heat three of the 350 metres Maiden. The son of Path To Power and Delightful Sal came from box six as favourite at $3.80 to score by two and three quarter lengths over Nuvola ($7.00), with Cyclone Ruby ($16.50) coming in third, four and a half lengths in arrears. Trained by Martin Galea, Mexico Joe was the first leg of a winning litter double for owner, Serafino Bianco. Studly Dan completed the litter double for Serafino by registering 19.58 to take out heat four of the 350 metres Maiden. Sent to box eight as favourite at $3.30, the Angela Galea trained youngster defeated Gin Lee’s Gem ($13.60) by a length and three quarters, with Swift State ($3.40) picking up third money, a neck away. Clearly Kiddo made her debut in heat five of the 350 metres Maiden and scored in 19.55. Wearing the red vest as favourite at $3.70, the Florence Alister trained youngster scored by a length over Lucy Belle ($6.10), with Bowstreet Cinque ($10.50) the next to arrive, three lengths further afield. Clearly Kiddo, owned by Gary Lock, was the first leg of a winning double for her litter. The Tom Alister trained Bristler’s Patch completed the double for the litter by running the BOD time of 19.34 to score in heat six of the 350 metres Maiden. Rated at $4.80 out of box four, the son of Mister Twink and Tiffinie’s Gem beat Madu Shoes ($7.30) by five and three quarter lengths, with Foxy Phantom ($16.10) two lengths further astern. Bristler’s Patch, owned by the Full Tilt Racing Syndicate, and this was his fourth attempt at breaking through.

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