2014 Nowra Summer Puppy Classic Final Preview

The Shoalhaven Greyhound Racing Club plays host to a Group Three final on Saturday night, with the 2014 Nowra Summer Puppy Classic to be run and won over the 520 metre distance.

The reward for the winning connections is $25,000, a nice return on the small investment made to nominate the greyhound for the race while it was still a puppy.

The favourite for the race is Stilton Blue (4) who went close to the track-record in the heats. The fastest qualifier from the semi-finals was Quick To Go (8) who noticed up her first career win in the process.

The race jumps at 7:24pm.

Box 1
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 

Solar Pak

Trainer

Chris O’Brien

Owner

B Ward & M Walden

Prizemoney
$10,330.00
Last 10 Starts

1718461533

26 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by  

Mogambo

Tifi

Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $689.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 2
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1

Comments: Chris O’Brien (Trainer) – “With a bit of luck and a bit more experience on the inside she should go well. If you asked me to swap boxes I would say no. It’s always a help drawing the inside in a final. She is fit and well and looks tremendous. She needs a little bit of room to move. If she can get on the bunny she is strong.”

Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.12 30.30 4.39 4.43
Box 2
Race Odds 
$21.00
Heat Replay
 

Gold Buccaneer

Trainer
James Mcfarlane
Owner
In Stitches Syndicate
Prizemoney
$18,030.00
Last 10 Starts

6151784411

26 Months   White & Black   Dog   by  

Where’s Pedro

She’s So Pretty

Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $286.00
Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 2 3 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: ARG opinions is – Has two career wins from 11 starts and hasn’t shown a tonne of early pace so far in his career. He looks tested here. 
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.42 30.75 4.48 4.56
Box 3
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Leica Destiny
Trainer
Susan Sundstrom
Owner
Susan Sundstrom
Prizemoney
$6,885.00
Last 10 Starts
2164174712
26 Months   Black   Dog   by   Dyna Lachlan Destiny
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $383.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 16 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Blessed with good early toe which is an asset at Nowra. She isn’t the strongest in the race but if she can get to the front early she may be able to do enough to hold on for the win. 
                                       Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.28 30.28 4.34 4.36
       
Box 4
 Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
 
Stilton Blue
Trainer
Philip Goodsell
Owner
Jason Bolwell
Prizemoney
$10,030.00
Last 10 Starts
1122111714

26 Months

  Blue   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro

She’s A Player

Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $669.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 7 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
47% 80%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 1
Comments: Philip Goodsell (Trainer) – “They (Stilton Blue and Hollie Anne) are both well.”

Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 30.31 4.26 4.47
Box 5
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
 
Hollie Anne
Trainer
Philip Goodsell
Owner
Jason Bolwell
Prizemoney
$4,050.00
Last 10 Starts
2557113542
26 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro She’s A Player
Start Risky Running Rail Strong  
Prizemoney Rating $289.00 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 3 3 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 2 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: Philip Goodsell (Trainer) – “They (Stilton Blue and Hollie Anne) are both well.”
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.22 30.22 4.46 4.50
Box 6
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
 
Someone Tifi
Trainer
Chris O’Brien
Owner
Pale Ale Syndicate
Prizemoney
$2,605.00
Last 10 Starts
2321146824
32 Months   Brindle   Dog   by   Mogambo Tifi
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $326.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0  0
Comments: Chris O’Brien (Trainer) – “He has no pace and needs a lot of luck. He is a bit dour but quite strong. He will need to be on the pace to be up there from the draw.”
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.74 30.89 4.48 4.56
Box 7
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
 
Highbury
Trainer
Paul Roach
Owner
D Moore & J Sammut
Prizemoney
$3,410.00
Last 10 Starts
2362527321
25 Months   Black    Dog   by   Collision Apology
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating

$262.00

Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 3 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 3 0
Comments: ARG opinion is –  Has taken to the Nowra circuit well with two strong performances in the heats and semi-finals of this series. He will need some luck from the outside draw but is an each-way chance.

Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.03 30.26 4.38 4.50
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.50
Heat Replay
 
Quick To Go
Trainer
Charles Dalton
Owner
Graham Ganderton
Prizemoney
$1,520.00
Last 10 Starts
XXXXXX2641
23 Months   Black   Bitch   by Collision   My Hot Fantasy
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $380.00 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Cracked her maiden last week and showed plenty of ability in the process. She was the fastest qualifier for the final but has to contend with the wide box eight draw for the first time in her career. 
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.04 30.04 4.35 4.39
1st Res
Race Odds
SCR
Heart Replay
 
Power Of Will – SCRATCHED
Trainer
N/A
Owner
N/A
Prizemoney
N/A
Last 10 Starts
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N/A   N/A   N/A   by   N/A N/A
Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
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Strike Rates
Win % Place %
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Track & Dist.
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N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box Record
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Comments: Scratched
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
 
Gone Ratty
Trainer
David Mott
Owner
David Mott
Prizemoney
$1,005.00
Last 10 Starts

XXXX331455

25 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Fancy Liss  
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $168.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 0 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Hasn’t set the world on fire so far in her short career. She will need luck if she gains a start.
Best Nowra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.50 30.96 4.48 4.65

Stilton Blue (4) had this draw when he flew around the Pinebowl circuit in 29.57. That day, he recorded 4.26 to the first section. If there is a repeat of that on Saturday night he looks the winner.

Solar Pak (1) is a very strong greyhound drawn on the rail. She needs room to move and she may get that with a risky beginner, Gold Buccaneer (2), on her immediate outside. She ran third to Highbury last week beaten just three quarters of a length.

Stilton Blue may not have it all his own way early with Leica Destiny (3), a reliable beginner, drawn on his inside. Her strength at the end of the race is not as good as some of the other fancied runners so there will need to be some interference behind her for her to clear out.

Highbury (7) has improved each week and has to be considered. Quick To Go (8) is inexperienced but has shown ability, with a 30.04 win last week. She was able to show what she could do on the bunny last week. The query this week is whether she can put herself in a favourable position from the wide draw.

Gold Buccaneer, Hollie Anne (5) and Someone Tifi (6) often get back a little in their runs and this will work to their disadvantage in the final as they may cop some interference. Of the three of them Hollie Anne looks the best chance to feature.