2015 Group 1 Sale Cup heats – free tips and best bookie prices

FOUR high quality heats of the Group 1 Sale Cup (650 metres) will be run at Sale on Sunday evening, the first of which kicks off at 7:40pm AEDT.

Heading the nominations for this year’s feature is evergreen Western Australian Star Recall which is the $5.50 favourite with Bet365 to take out the final. The daughter of High Earner and No Recall is back in Victoria to defend her 2014 Sale Cup title in what appears to be a series with a host of winning chances.

The Wayne Vassalo trained It’s A Plane ($7) is well in the market after a couple of unlucky performances. There is no doubting the son of Hondo Black and It’s A Blur has plenty of ability and having won two from two at Sale he looks a realistic chance of making the final.

Margins ($7.50) for Jamie Ennis looks to be one of the top series contenders after a convincing victory at Sandown two starts back where he clocked a slick 34.11 over the 595 metre trip. The son of Bekim Bale and Gogo Sutro is drawn to take up a forward position in his heat, however he won’t have it all his own way as there are some more than handy types in the race.

One of his main rivals appears to be Blazin’ Bomber ($6.50 with Bet365 to win the decider) who stepped up to the 600 trip throughout the Group 3 Sir John Dillion Memorial at Sandown Bark, running fourth behind Lithgow Panther ($10) and Secret Spell ($10).

Margins will also be up against Group 1 Bold Trease winner Bourbski Fever ($13) in his heat which was luckless at Sale last week, but with clear running she should be firing on all cylinders as they head for the judge.

Below we have previewed each heat, including our top four selections and the best betting odds.

Race No. 5Gold 1242 Sale Cup Ht17:17 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 650 metres at Sale Of $7,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BOURBSKI FEVER (NSW)[3]21445NBTA Dailly (Anakie)
2CHRICHTON BALE (NSW)[4]1621837.79(3)M Delbridge (Balliang)
3MARGINS (NSW)[4]42431FSHJ Ennis (Lara)
4GRAND INTENTION [5]62164FSTDG Ennis (Sandhurst)
5CUT LOOSE MAX [5]26312FSTDG Howell (Pearcedale)
6DUBLIN BULL [5]11F22FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
7BRING SEXY BACK (QLD)[5]75526FSTDR Romyn (Newborough)
8BLAZIN’ BOMBER [4]13824FSHD Pattinson (Pearcedale)
9WEST ON DELLY [4]Res.43545FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
10FEIKUAI POLLY [5]Res.36744NBTA Steele (Doncaster)

8. Blazin’ Bomber $3.50 with Sportsbet
Looks to be some speed from centre boxes in this with Blazin’ Bomber looking to get a nice cart across from Dublin Bull and possibly Cut Loose Max with Margins punching up to try and hold a spot. I see Blazin’ Bomber sitting up just behind the speed and being too strong in the run to the line.

1. Bourbski Fever $5.50 with Crownbet
Ran into plenty of dead ends last week but with her get back and run home style that happens from time to time. Recent winner of the Group 1 Bold Trease so has the class to figure. If she can get a clear passage through the field she’ll be finishing the best of this lot but will the 650 be too short?

3. Margins $3.50 with Bet365
Punched through to lead at Sandown last week and showed his class to win in 34.11. Needs to pinch a break on the top two selected to win this and is capable of doing that if he can hold Cut Loose Max and Dublin Bull out. Missed the kick slightly at Sandown on Thursday night when beaten by Cut Loose Max and never really looked a chance. Should go better from this draw and a straight run to the turn.

5. Cut Loose Max $5.50 with Sportsbet
Ran a good race to win at Sandown on Thursday night running 34.15 over the 600m can be a bit touchy at box rise but with the step up in distance should find himself settling down closer even if he missed it slightly.

Tips 8-1-3-5

Race No. 6Gold 1242 Sale Cup Ht27:40 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 650 metres at Sale Of $7,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING TRAIL (NSW)[5]36332FSHJ Ennis (Lara)
2ZIPPING EASTWOOD (NSW)[4]57164FSHM Delbridge (Balliang)
3LADY TOY [4]55265FSHJ Psaila (Little River)
4RYNO’S RAIDER (NSW)[5]21215FSHT O’donovan (Devon Meadows)
5AGENT JACK [5]61167NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
6TEXAS TITAN (SA)[4]3328737.49(1)J Britton (Anakie)
7RING THE BELL [5]22218NBTG O’keefe (Neerim Junction)
8IT’S A PLANE [3]4144537.64(7)W Vassallo (Devon Meadows)
9WEST ON DELLY [4]Res.43545FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
10FEIKUAI POLLY [5]Res.36744NBTA Steele (Doncaster)

4. Ryno’s Raider $5.00 with Bet365
Tipping Ryno’s Raider with some degree of confidence and I think the $5.00 available with Bet365 is a great price. If he jumps cleanly i can see him crossing those on his inside and finding a nice spot Zipping Eastwood could possibly punch forward and make it difficult for him to lead but i think if he positions himself near the lead he will be too good.

2. Zipping Eastwood $5.00 with Bet365
Drawn to get a cosy run with steady beginners either side of him if he happens to lead will take plenty of running down as evidenced by a 41.94 Sandown win three runs back.

8. It’s A Plane $3.20 with Sportsbet
No doubting the ability of this dog but I’m just not sure where he will position himself around the first turn and I’m thinking he may be midfield and wide. He hasn’t had much luck his last couple and although he’s won two from two at Sale his record off outside boxes isn’t great.

6. Texas Titan $12 with Crownbet
Won a heat of the Sale Cup last year and is a grand old campaigner that rarely runs a bad race, should be included multiples.

Tips 4-2-8-6

Race No. 7Gold 1242 Sale Cup Ht38:04 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 650 metres at Sale Of $7,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1STAR RECALL (WA)[2]1224137.15(4)J Britton (Anakie)
2SALLY GARDENS [5]81664NBTG Buchanan (Sunday Creek)
3PADDLES ANDERSON (NSW)[4]5132137.86(4)D Dean (Nyora)
4LITHGOW PANTHER (NSW)[4]62511FSHR Britton (Lara)
5BELLS ARE RINGIN [3]2211137.53(5)G O’keefe (Neerim Junction)
6NO DONUTS (NSW)[4]11113FSHB Canty (Aberglasslyn)
7ALEXIS KELTON [3]2511137.41(8)S Toner (Bunyip)
8KILKEE FLEX (NSW)[5]41886NBTP Dapiran (Northwood)
9WEST ON DELLY [4]Res.43545FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
10FEIKUAI POLLY [5]Res.36744NBTA Steele (Doncaster)

4. Lithgow Panther $3.60 with Sportsbet
Last start Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial winner which draws to get a good sit on the speed. I think he can sit somewhere close behind Star Recall and reel her in close to the line.

1. Star Recall $2.25 with Bet365
What a gem this girl is and she comes here after campaigning back “home” in WA where she has been going well. She comes up with the perfect box to lead up and fend off the late challenge of Lithgow Panther and co.

7. Alexis Keaton $7.50 with Bet365
Big Step up in class on recent runs but her times have been super, she uses a little bit of the track so i see her up and outside Star Recall, this race will be a good test for her to see how she handles group company.

6. No Donuts $5.00 with Sportsbet
Super NSW Dog who claimed a heat of the Sir John Dillion and made his run with Lithgow Panther in the final and was far from disgraced to place Third. He probably sits just behind the speed and will be there and there abouts.

Tips 4-1-7-6

Race No. 8Gold 1242 Sale Cup Ht48:23 PM (VIC time)
S/E Heat event over 650 metres at Sale Of $7,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,000 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SECRET SPELL [3]11822FSHB Bravo (Lovely Banks)
2KRAKEN FLASH [5]42727FSHK Eyles (Murchison)
3FULL ON BLING [4]4461237.75(2)J Westerlo (Clyde)
4LINCO BALE (NSW)[5]12233NBTM Delbridge (Balliang)
5COSMIC OWL [4]71551FSTDJ Britton (Anakie)
6COME ON FANTASY [4]14223NBTJ Borg (Maryborough)
7ZIPPING MAGGIE (NSW)[5]2211FNBTM Hallinan (Clergate)
8MINNESOTA NICE (NSW)[5]67264FSHS Barker (Elphinstone)
9WEST ON DELLY [4]Res.43545FSHJ Britton (Anakie)
10FEIKUAI POLLY [5]Res.36744NBTA Steele (Doncaster)

1. Secret Spell $3.00 with Bet365
Will lead this race for a long way but the last 75 will be the worry. She got collared on the home turn in the Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial final by Lithgow Panther but she stuck on to run second. If she can break this field up a bit and with a couple of 600’s under her belt she may just keep kicking.

6. Come On Fantasy $7.00 with Sportsbet
Unleashes a big finish, raced here last week and with the benefit of that look it wouldn’t be surprising to see her finding the line first. Usually begins well and hits a flat spot and then comes again.

7. Zipping Maggie $11 with Crownbet
Resumed at Wentworth Park over the 500 with a nice win coming from behind then fell at Richmond lat start. She has a touch of class and is a big chance of qualifying if she gets around the first turn in a decent position.

5. Cosmic Owl $8 with Sportsbet
Didn’t have any luck two back when got squeezed up for room off the inside, made amends with a win last week at the Meadows over 600. Speedy and consistent, probably a level below these but she will be trying her heart out and definitely one for the first 4’s

Tips 1- 6 – 7 – 5

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