2015 Group Three Devonport Cup Heat Tips

THE Apple Isle will hold the spotlight tonight with seven heats of the Group Three Devonport Cup to be run and won over 452 metres. Each heat winner plus the fastest second will qualify for next week’s $25,000-to-the-winner final.

Let’s take a look at each of the heats.

Race No. 3Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…1:39 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CHINCHERO226725.58Anthony Bullock
2NIGHT TREMORS125625.82Eileen Thomas
3BREAKER’S TIP116125.73Gary Fahey
4TOP SECRET8475NBTKelly Bravo
5RED FANG713226.07Gary Johnson
6RYLEE’S ROGUE112325.94Patrick Ryan
7DOMINATOR GIRL647625.43Paul Hili
8UNDERCLASS HERO431125.28Michael Stringer
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat One

The first heat sees classy Victorian speedster Top Secret take on up and coming local star Breaker’s Tip. Top Secret had little luck when contesting a heat of the Hobart Thousand recently and I would expect an improved effort today. His best performances in Victoria have come on similar tracks to this one and I expect him to be burning from the outset.

Breakers Tip was a finalist in the Hobart Thousand and he has won three of six here, he will need to lead to win but if he holds them out he will give a great sight.

Night Tremors is more than capable but he is poorly drawn nearer the inside.

Underclass Hero is probably the only other genuine chance, he is well placed in the pink draw and he is back in form. If he can reproduce his blistering 25.28 PB run he will take a power of beating

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 8 – 2

Race No. 4Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…1:59 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SENOR SLAMMA117125.22Gary Johnson
2PRESCRIBE113725.09Edward Medhurst
3COSMIC FIRE415125.71Sonia Martin
4NOOEE’S LAD315425.56Butch Deverell
5KINLOCH’S FURY112825.64Eileen Thomas
6RED NITRO788325.53Steven Hutt
7QUICK ADVANCE153525.56Robin Grubb
8GEMSTONE JACK216225.51Anthony Bullock
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Two

This is easily the best race on the card and I can’t wait to see Senor Slamma take on Prescribe. Senor Slamma is probably better suited to a wider draw but, if he can step cleanly, he should be able to hold them out and he will make Prescribe work hard for victory. Senor Slamma has won eight of 16 here and he jumps and runs on most occasions.

Prescribe is the new star on the rise and he returns home after a luckless stint in Victoria, he should get a perfect sit behind Senor Slamma early and he should fill the quinella spot.

Kinloch’s Fury and Gemstone Jack look the likely place hopes, both have good records here and if they can avoid early bother they should fight for the minor end of the money.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 6 – 8

Race No. 5Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…2:19 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GREAT TAYLORS833125.84Anthony Bullock
2MINNIE MOGUL376225.61Paul Hili
3BUCKLE UP FLETCH357325.66Gary Johnson
4MENTAL AS BEN877825.54Ricky Martin
5COSMIC EAGLE558X25.82Jillian Stamford
6HAY TY1481NBTLeon Brazendale
7PIPSTAR624225.64Robin Grubb
8KALAWAY ERNIE578725.48Butch Deverell
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Three

Very tough race to assess but I think Pipstar is getting close to another win and she is suitably drawn out wide. Three starts back she was placed behind Dyna Villa and last time out she was placed behind the classy Sing The Song, if she can get away cleanly she should run a bottler.

Kalaway Ernie is all class and if he is fit he will be right in the mix, he resumes after four months off but he has the good draw and he has won here previously in a dazzling 25.48.

Minnie Mogul has a poor record here but she is racing well, she has the speed to lead and she could give a nice site at odds.

Buckle Up Fletch is also worth watching, his current form isn’t great but he is much better than that and if he happens to ping he will regain some confidence.

Top Four: 7 – 8 – 2 – 3

Race No. 6Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…2:34 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LITTLE TURN467825.63Russell Watts
2GOLDEN SAGE183325.53Butch Deverell
3BAIN’S LANE224125.46Brendan Pursell
4BLURRED LINES8718NBTKelly Bravo
5WYNBURN RUSH127125.72Ben Englund
6DARK VITO111125.46Edward Medhurst
7CLASSIC SPENCE758225.87Anthony Bullock
8HELISKI753425.73Michael Louth
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Four

Another very even heat and I think the Victorian Blurred Lines can lead all the way, two starts back he won a heat of the Hobart Thousand and on that occasion he defeated a similar lineup to what he meets today.

Bain’s Lane probably has the most talent of any runner in the field but his box manners are terrible and he can’t afford to make too many mistakes today, if he pings then he probably wins but if he misses away he will need a lot of things to go right.

Dark Vito is an excitement machine and he has won four in a row and all of those wins have been in sizzling times, he will need luck from the draw but if he gets away he should be in the firing line for the entire trip.

Heliski rounds out the chances, he has the perfect draw and I can see him running on strongly and grabbing some minor money.

Top Four: 4 – 3 – 6 – 8

Race No. 7Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…2:49 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DEMI CALI131125.68Edward Medhurst
2CLASSIC NIKKO242425.85Anthony Bullock
3WYNBURN WIZARD133525.88Scott Bryan
4BRUNY VENTURE122125.71Gary Fahey
5HELLYEAH EVAN756625.95Anthony Bullock
6HEKATE BELLE8528NBTKelly Bravo
7BLUE MAYHEM8611NBTCraig Davis
8FLASH INNINGS677725.58Anthony Dawson
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Five

Bruny Venture is a lid pinger and he has been racing in brilliant fashion of late, he has won four of five over this journey and with an ounce of luck early he should be able to roll to the early lead. He meets some handy ones here but he has beaten similar line ups of late and he is a very speedy customer when he lands on the lure.

Hekate Belle is a classy Victorian and if she gets away cleanly she will most likely prove too strong, she is better suited to a rails draw but she is strong and more than capable of overcoming a few difficulties in running.

Demi Cali will be well supported and she is highly promising, I think she is a risk from the red as she may get crowded in the early stages.

Wynburn Wizard could be the value, his recent runs have been impressive and he might get a nice sit early.

Blue Mayhem is another talented Victorian who can run a race at odds, she will need some luck early but she is high on confidence at present and she is more than capable.

Top Four: 4 – 6 – 7 – 3

Race No. 8Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…3:09 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TRULY LOYAL834526.40Allan Clark
2STAR CHAMBER142625.87Edward Medhurst
3DANIEL’S BAY636325.42Gary Fahey
4SHE’S ALL CLASS412825.30David Crosswell
5PROVEN FANTASY236225.50Paul Hili
6CLASSIC JOEL272226.04Anthony Bullock
7HER HIGHNESS722825.72Kelly Bravo
8SING THE SONG542125.01Robert Grubb
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Six

Sing The Song is the current track record holder and she has drawn perfectly in the pink. Last time out she returned to form with a brilliant 25.69 win here and she should get a nice cart across from Her Highness in the early stages.

Her Highness hasn’t had a lot of luck since going to Victoria but she did commence her career her and she left this State with a brilliant record, she should roll to the early lead and she will make Sing The Song work hard for victory.

Daniel’s Bay has a tremendous turn of foot and if he is given some room early he will take a power of beating, he has won five of 14 here and he holds a super impressive 25.42 PB.

She’s All Class is well named and she must be respected, I dont like the draw but she is far too good to dismiss.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 3 – 4

Race No. 9Dowling Mccarthy Hankook Tyres D…3:24 PM
OPEN event over 452 metres at Devonport Of $2,360 Prizemoney.
1st: $1,655 2nd: $470 3rd: $235.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SENOR SCOOBY114825.68Butch Deverell
2BLUE MCCOOL617625.64Gary Johnson
3SIR BUDDY668525.82Ralph Townsend
4WINSOME TOMMY121325.84Patrick Ryan
5JULIA FLY’S454125.84Anthony Bullock
6ROXY RHYTHM871425.70Robert Grubb
7RIP AND TEAR457325.66Gary Fahey
8CALLAMAC BAZ221125.68Brendon Browning
9GET UP ALVIN564526.01Leon Brazendale

Heat Seven

Last chance to qualify and this is probably the hardest heat to assess. Blue Mccool can be a little inconsistent but in his 30.16 Launceston win three runs back he showed blistering mid race pace and I think a similar effort today would see him figure in the finish.

Senor Scooby was a zippy 25.68 winner here from this draw three runs back and he is likely to lead for a long way, it’s a big rise in class today but he should be able to handle the pressure.

Roxy Rhythm and Callamac Baz round out the chances, both love this track and trip and they are both suitably drawn out wide.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 8

Australian Racing Greyhound will have a full review of the heats, including the box draw for next week’s final, by tomorrow morning.

Happy Punting!