2015 Group 3 Richmond Oaks heats odds, tips and runner comments

FOUR classy heats of the Group 3 Richmond Oaks will be run at the Londonderry track on Saturday night, with the first two from each qualifier progressing through to next week’s $30,000-to-the-winner final.

To help you land all the winners, Australian Racing Greyhound’s Brad Bugeja has studied the form to bring everyone his top selections for each heat.

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Race No. 5Unibet Oaks Heat 1 Richmond Oaks…8:35 PM
NG event over 535 metres at Richmond Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,500 2nd: $600 3rd: $250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TRICKY SUMMAH118832.15Ronald Seymour
2FROST YOURSELF141530.74Jason Mackay
3SMASHING SALLY687630.45Neil Falk
4WHERE ON EARTH182130.59Sam Simonetta
5STAR TORANA222730.76Shaun Evans
6MISS SUEKO332131.21Justin King
7STILL SEARCHIN’X22730.77Melinda Finn
8FLASH EARNER221330.87Shayne Fleming

Flash Earner is ideally drawn out wide and she has been racing in super fashion of late. From the pink draw she should be able to carve across and settle in the top two as they head for the back straight and she will take a power of beating. She has won three of five over the track and distance and since her last start here she has improved quite a fair bit, making her $3.70 quote with William Hill nice odds.

Frost Yourself should share the early lead and she has scored some solid Wentworth Park wins of late. She has been placed in her only try here and if she can find the top early she will prove hard to get past.

Miss Sueko can be hard to follow at times but she returned to form with a slick 29.94 Wentworth Park win last time and if she pings again she should make an impact.

Star Torana is ultra consistent and she rounds out the chances, she will need some luck at the first corner but she is quite strong and she shouldn’t be far away at the end.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 6 – 5

Race No. 6Unibet Oaks Heat 2 Richmond Oaks…8:54 PM
NG event over 535 metres at Richmond Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,500 2nd: $600 3rd: $250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1RUE DE KAHN113230.50Dean Swain
2LEMON TREE GIRL4145NBTCaroline Hughes
3DEBORAH LEE751130.94Anthony Azzopardi
4ZIPPING MIDGE3417NBTJason Mackay
5MORISH1130.39Kristy Sultana
6CHICA DESTACADA514630.62Doreen Drynan
7SHILO GULLY73X1NBTJacob Burke
8KURMOND GODDESS217331.01Christine Proctor

Rue De Kahn is extremely reliable and she has been racing in dazzling form of late. From the red she should be able to punch through at the first turn and hold them out as they head for the back straight. She is very hard to get past when she is on the lure and she will be running serious time.

Morish is an excitement machine and she caught the eye when scoring a devastating 30.39 win here last week. On that occasion she showed brilliant early speed and she was never in doubt, she is still learning the caper and this is a tough test but she should be up to the challenge.

Chica Destacada is a superstar when on song and if she fires out early she will become a serious contender, she has been very inconsistent of late though so she might be under the odds.

Zipping Midge rounds out the chances, she is the reigning Futurity champ and she can show smart early speed in her races.

Top Four: 1 – 5 – 6 – 4

Race No. 7Unibet Oaks Heat 3 Richmond Oaks…9:17 PM
NG event over 535 metres at Richmond Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,500 2nd: $600 3rd: $250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FANCY TOP4121NBTAnthony Azzopardi
2IN FULL BLOOM1512NBTBrian Smoothy
3UNO SUZIE1214NBTJodie Lord
4WINSOME AMANDA113430.67Melinda Finn
5WUXI2135NBTLuke Azzopardi
6EARTH BREAK668531.05Sam Simonetta
7KEEP LEFT142331.28Leo Vanderburg
8MEDUSA’S ME MUM117XNBTRussell Mansley

Fancy Top, currently $2.35 with William Hill, has a massive engine and if she reproduces the form which saw her capture the Dubbo Cup she will prove extremely hard to reel in. Three starts back she broke the 25 second mark at Maitland and she followed that effort up with two amazing Dubbo runs. From the red she should be able to lead them up and this race isn’t overly strong

Uno Suzie can show early speed in her races and she recently scored two sub 29.80 Wentworth Park wins, if she can step away cleanly and land behind the red early she should be right there at the end.

Winsome Amanda is an improving type and she does own a speedy 30.67 PB over this journey, her box manners aren’t reliable but she does finish on well and she can’t be left out of your exotic bets.

Wuxi and In Full Bloom round out the hopes, both are facing their toughest test but they can show early speed and if they find the top they can cause an upset.

Top Four: 1 – 4 – 3 – 2

Race No. 8Unibet Oaks Heat 4 Richmond Oaks…9:39 PM
NG event over 535 metres at Richmond Of $2,350 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,500 2nd: $600 3rd: $250.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ZIPPING ABBY331631.10Ronald Seymour
2FUNKY BOO BOO544731.49Joseph Proietto
3RESERVOIR TIME622830.77Peter Barnes
4WHITE LABEL288730.89Sydney Swain
5MRS. RIGHT336731.08Rita Nicolaou
6ELLA HAS CLASS3X3130.83Dean Swain
7GOOD ODDS REGINA1114NBTFrank Hurst
8JEWEL ACTION821230.70Kristy Sultana

Zipping Abby was a little disappointing in the Ladies Bracelet final last week but the track was very wet and she got buried a long way back early. Tonight I’m expecting her to settle a lot closer to the early speed and she should prove far too strong for her rivals at the nice odds of $2.80 with William Hill.

Good Odds Regina has won seven of 14 to date and she looks the likely leader, I’m still not convinced she runs a strong 500-metres against this type of company but she should have a nice lead mid race and a top three finish is on the cards.

Jewel Action returned to her best with a top 30.74 win here two runs back and she is drawn to get a nice cart across early. She has raced well in this class previously and she should be right in the mix.

Ella Has Class is another who has returned to her best in recent weeks and she will be very strong in the run to the line.

Top Four: 1 – 7 – 8 – 6

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