Albion Park greyhound selections & betting preview April 16, 2015

THERE is an excellent night of racing in the Sunshine State tonight, with 10 great races being run at Albion Park. The highlight of the meeting is the Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity final, while there is also five heats of the Group 2 Queensland Derby over 520-metres.

Australian Racing Greyhound‘s expert form analyst, Brad Bugeja, has previewed the meeting, putting together his best bets and suggested wagers.

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Best Bets:
Race 2: Dyna Villa
Race 8: Iva Vision

Best Roughie:
Race 6: Gun Mcbain with William Hill

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 2,8 – Leg 2: 1,2,3,7,8 – Leg 3: 1,6 – Leg 4: 2
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Race No. 1Garrard’s Horse And Hound6:47 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1GOT A BROTHER755130.59Dianna Buxton
2STARGATE SYSTEM723430.36Wayne Crick
3ULTRA BLUE732330.11Errol Kleinhans
4RADLEY RETURN316530.01Sandra Hunt
5CRAZY SEXY531830.10Tony Brett
6AWESOME CLOUD6751NBTGavin Lowe
7LADY ABIGAIL623130.20Frank Hancock
8KILLARA623630.33Robin Palmer
9RHYTHMIC BLUES3336NBTMichael Woodcock
10FEMME JOLIE172530.20Jan Warner

Crazy Sexy is a faultless beginner and she should give a great sight on the lure tonight. Last week she was polaxed soon after box rise and was therefore never a factor. Tonight there isn’t a lot of speed drawn underneath so if she steps cleanly she should get every chance to drive through and assume control at the first turn. She won in 30.10 here two runs back and a similar effort tonight will see her win again.

Awesome Cloud turned in a great performance to score at Lismore last time in 30.32 and she should make an impact in her metro debut. With the speed drawn in box five, she should be able to get a nice cart across in the run to the first turn and if she handles the corners well she might give the favourite a scare.

Radley Return is the most talented chaser in the event but she is very hit or miss at box rise, if she happens to come out she is a genuine winning chance but I think she will get crossed early so place claims look best.

Stargate System is the run on type in the event, it might be worthwhile anchoring him for third and fourth in your exotic bets.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 4 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Crazy Sexy with William Hill

Exacta: 5,6/2,4,5,6 ($6 for 100%)

Quinella: 5 to rove with 2,4,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5/2,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 2Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland De…7:08 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1DYNA VILLA2163NBTJenny Hunt
2ELUSIVE DESIRE131429.96Colin Graham
3BREATHING FIRE711330.09Frank Hancock
4IKARI EXPRESS7163NBTPeter Dapiran
5TRIGGER132430.58Peter Wilson
6BLUE SCORPION2X2330.03Steve Lennon
7PICTURES PEARCE121630.15Peter Ruetschi
8WAIKARIE WARRIOR211530.06Brian Baker
9PRINCE SUPREME152330.37Kathryn Friend
10RUSTY’S IMAGE1243NBTAlbert Kennewell

Dyna Villa has been well served by the box draw and he appears to have a stranglehold on the series. He clearly isn’t racing at his brilliant best at present but from the red he should hold them out early and I would expect him to be running around the 29.80 mark on the lure, that should be good enough to score in this.

Ikari Express is quite inexperienced but he does possess a heap of talent. Three starts back he was a slick 30.00 Meadows winner and if he can find the rail in the early stages he should run a big race at nice odds.

Elusive Desire has a great record here and he is drawn to get the gun run, with the red expected to lead he should be able to drive through and settle in second spot as they head for the back straight.

Breathing Fire is a super talent and if given a clear run he can run a big race, he is better suited to a wide draw but with a slow beginner directly outside he should be afforded a clear run.

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 4 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Trifecta: 1/2,3,4/Field ($18 for 100%)

Quinella: 1 to rove with 2,3,4 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1/2,3,4 ($3 for 100%)

Race No. 3Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland De…7:25 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1FAST BEAN626330.06John Edwards
2BAGO KYSAM142629.93Peter Ruetschi
3YOUNG GUN MCBAIN2124NBTVadim Roz
4INSPECTOR CLOUD273130.97Gavin Lowe
5WHATA NICE SIZE81X229.89Tony Brett
6SWAP YA41130.26Tony Apap
7QUASI BALE1716NBTMark Delbridge
8MAIN STORY71430.34Sandra Hunt
9PRINCE SUPREME152330.37Kathryn Friend
10RUSTY’S IMAGE1243NBTAlbert Kennewell

Quasi Bale is an absolute beast and if he handles the first turn he should blow his rivals away. Four starts back he won the Richmond Derby in a breathtaking 30.22 and he did that coming from off the speed. There are a couple of handy ones in this event but he is better than them and he only needs some luck in running.

Bago Kysam has broken the 30 second barrier here previously and he is armed with handy early speed, if he finds the front he should make the favourite work hard for victory.

Whata Nice Size has won four of eight here and he is very fast when on the lure. He has a sizzling 29.89 PB but he did that when he was able to lead easily, I dont think he will be able to get a cheap lead tonight.

Young Gun Mcbain is a talented SA chaser and he isn’t without a hope.

Top Four: 7 – 2 – 5 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Quasi Bale

Quinella: 7 to rove with 2,3,5 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 2,7/2,3,5,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 7/2,3,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 4Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland De…7:44 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1UP THE ATTITUDE115729.96Vicki Wisener
2WILDASH WARRIOR431530.44Bob Giltinan
3MPINGO173230.12Christopher Riordon
4DAWKINS BALE1122NBTJenny Hunt
5POP THE CORK11631.01Peter Ruetschi
6NO CALLARATAH655130.15John Edwards
7DON’T DOUBLE UP321230.14Pamela Field
8BULL TITAN153430.07Raymond Burman
9PRINCE SUPREME152330.37Kathryn Friend
10RUSTY’S IMAGE1243NBTAlbert Kennewell

Very good race and it should be an interesting battle between Up The Attitude, Dawkins Bale and Pop The Cork. I’m going with the class factor in Dawkins Bale, he was recently placed in the Group One Easter Egg Final and he turned in three fantastic efforts throughout that series. He is armed with good early speed and I’m expecting him to settle just behind the red in the early stages.

Pop The Cork is a super talent and if he comes out running I think he and Dawkins Bale will go stride for stride from the back straight onwards and it should be a great battle. He is still learning the caper but there is no doubting he is a star in the making.

Up The Attitude broke 30 seconds here last week and he has devastating early speed, he should lead them up but I think the other two will be too brilliant for him mid race.

Don’t Double Up could be the smokey, he continues to improve and he does possess early speed, if you’re looking for value he could be it.

Top Four: 4 – 5 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Dawkins Bale with William Hill

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,5,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/1,5,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4,5/4,5/Field ($12 for 100%)

Race No. 5Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland De…8:09 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PACIFIC HARBOUR181830.07Brian Francis
2OPUS FORTE121230.00Luke Azzopardi
3GET INVOLVED272230.10Pamela Field
4GENERAL CLOUD241330.51Gavin Lowe
5SMASHNIAK GOLD342430.13George Kadniak
6BLUE I AM121430.04Peter Ruetschi
7DOUBLE STORM232530.05Reg Hazelgrove
8NO DONUTS2117NBTBradley Canty
9PRINCE SUPREME152330.37Kathryn Friend
10RUSTY’S IMAGE1243NBTAlbert Kennewell

Another great race and it should be a great battle between No Donuts and Opus Forte. No Donuts is having his first look at the track tonight but he appears to be better drawn than Opus Forte so therefore he holds the advantage. He is armed with very good early speed and if he can reproduce the effort which saw him win at Wentworth Park in 29.59 he should get the cash.

Opus Forte is a gifted chaser and he was far from disgraced in his debut run here last week. He can be a little hit or miss early but if he does step he will make No Donuts work very hard.

Pacific Harbour has the good draw and he should run a cheeky race, from the red he should be able to punch up and hold a top three spot early and that will allow him to grab some minor money.

Double Storm must also be included in your exotics, he is well drawn out wide and he will work to the line strongly.

Top Four: 8 – 2 – 1 – 7

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on No Donuts with William Hill

Exacta: 1,2,8/1,2,7,8 ($9 for 100%)

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,2,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,2,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,8/1,8/Field ($12 for 100%)

Race No. 6Glen Gallon @ Stud Queensland De…8:28 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VICTORY PRINCE113530.67Gary Friend
2FABULOUS STORM354129.80Reg Hazelgrove
3GUN MCBAIN1121NBTVadim Roz
4CERVELO514630.28Peter Ruetschi
5CHEVALEIR NUIT223530.67Michael Brauer
6DON’T GO QUIETLY361129.96Pamela Field
7RENOUF’S MAGIC221430.02Elaine Klaassen
8EXPRESS PACE1316NBTDarren Pattinson
9PRINCE SUPREME152330.37Kathryn Friend
10RUSTY’S IMAGE1243NBTAlbert Kennewell

Express Pace is a highly promising Victorian speedster and he should prove hard to hold out based in his slick 29.43 Sandown Park win two runs back. He possesses good early speed and there isn’t a lot of speed drawn directly underneath, if he can cross and find the lure he should score with ease.

Gun Mcbain is a classy SA chaser and he should handle himself quite well, he recently captured the Gawler Cup Final and on that occasion he destroyed a quality lineup. He is a faultless beginner and he should make an impact.

Renouf’s Magic was disappointing here last week but this week I think he will show improvement from the suitable wide draw. He doesn’t like to be crowded in his races so from the seven he should be able to balance up and get into stride a lot quicker than he did last week.

Top Four: 8 – 3 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Express Pace

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,3,7 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3,7,8/1,3,7,8/1,2,3,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 7Bogie Leigh Futurity Bogie Leigh…8:52 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $69,250 Prizemoney.
1st: $48,475 2nd: $13,850 3rd: $6,925.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1KINGSBRAE LAVINA563229.99John Dart
2POCAHONTAS817130.37Patricia Carrington
3TITAN ASH154230.06Raymond Burman
4ABBY’S MAGICX66130.12William Elson
5MAGIC MAIDEN133229.96Errol Kleinhans
6OVER HERE112129.84Peter Ruetschi
7DYNAMITE SPEED211130.06Colin Byers
8CYNDIE’S MAGIC112230.30William Elson
9ULTRA BLUE732330.11Errol Kleinhans
10THIS TIME REBA643330.03Peter Ruetschi

Kingsbrae Lavina was far from disgraced when runner up in her heat last week and tonight she appears drawn to go one better. She has a terrific record over this track and trip and she has broken the 30 second barrier previously. The early speed of Over Here is obviously a concern but if she can hold her out she should be able to get the prize.

Over Here is absolutely flying and she continues to get stronger with every run. In her seven tries here she has managed to go 5.53 or quicker in every run and if she repeats that she should cross, however there is a fair bit of speed in this event so she might not get things her own way early.

Magic Maiden is a very strong chaser and she loves racing here, if she can avoid being crowded in the early stages she should balance up in the first half of the field and she may run over the top of them late.

Cyndie’s Magic turned in a top performance in her heat and if she pinged she could score at nice odds, the only concern is that she can bomb the start in her races and she may get posted wide for most of the trip.

Top Four: 1 – 6 – 5 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bets on Kingsbrae Lavina and Cyndie’s Magic

Quinella: 1 to rove with 5,6,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,6,8/1,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1,6,8/1,5,6,8/1,3,5,6,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 8Tattsbet.com9:12 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $9,026 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,318 2nd: $1,805 3rd: $903.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1BILL’S FANTASY513629.93William Elson
2IVA VISION222129.62Peter Young
3GRAND ROMAN151329.89John Conlon
4ABBY’S FANTASY162730.10William Elson
5KIDATEE CROC155329.94Darren Russell
6HOUGENIE121529.95Peter Ruetschi
7KNAVE521430.03Marilyn Johnson
8LINE UP BUOYS441130.02Bradley Woods
9RENATUS152830.05Robin Palmer

Iva Vision was back to his brilliant best here last week and he is drawn to get a dream run behind the red in the early stages. Last week he powered to the line when posting a sizzling 29.87 and if he can settle in the top three as they head for the back straight he should prove too good and too strong for his rivals.

Bills Fantasy is drawn to lead for a long way and he should give a great sight. His last 50-metres or so is always a concern but his early speed means that he is always a contender.

Hougenie won at Ipswich four runs back in a breathtaking 30.24 and she should be suited to the wide draw, there isn’t a lot of speed on her outside so she should be afforded a clear passage in the run to the first bend.

Kidatee Croc could be the value in the event, he has a great record here and he could go around at over the odds.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Iva Vision with William Hill

Quinella: 2 to rove with 1,5,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/1,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 2/1/Field ($6 for 100%)

Race No. 9Sky Racing9:35 PM
4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SPRING BONANZA116330.10Tom Tzouvelis
2DASHING MAN318530.25Tammy Stuhmcke
3COIN OF PHRASE236229.80Colin Byers
4LATE ANGEL LEE817429.57Darren Titmarsh
5MELODY SERENADE811729.99Lyndall Massey
6HOPE’S FANTASY471330.08William Elson
7BIRKDALE BEAUTY347230.14Lee Wylie
8SPOOKIE’S GIFT423130.01John Dart
9WAIKARIE MAGIC125630.04Brian Baker
10DAYSEAS RIGG485630.21Claude Dacey

Spookie’s Gift is ideally placed in the pink draw and he returned to his best with a top 30.09 win here last time from the same pin. He is blessed with brilliant speed once he hits the ground and with a clean getaway tonight he should be able to lead from go to whoa.

Birkdale Beauty is armed with early speed and she should come across with the pink in the early stages, she isn’t overly strong but she will hang in for quite a while and a top three finish is on the cards.

Late Angel Lee is poorly drawn but he is the current track record holder and he recently returned to racing with a brilliant 29.97 win here.

Spring Bonanza has the good draw and the speed to be a nuisance, she is better suited to a shorter trip but she could take home some minor money.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 4 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Spookie’s Gift

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,4,7 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 7,8/1,4,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 10Glen Gallon @ Stud9:55 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,126 Prizemoney.
1st: $4,988 2nd: $1,425 3rd: $713.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1PRINCE FREDERICK732230.09Hassell Rolph
2CALIFORNIAN DUDE256130.22Paul Mcilveen
3THIS TIME REBA643330.03Peter Ruetschi
4SUPER VELO442329.75Sandra Hunt
5NOT THE ONE561530.18Robert Essex
6BLUE STATUESQUE172330.16Kathryn Friend
7SPRING CHARLIE213630.14Colin Byers
8PAUA TO ROAR3183NBTSteven White
9BIG DAC337230.17Colin Hamilton
10TRAV’S FANTASY152430.13William Elson

Super Velo can be very hard to follow at times but there is no doubting that he is blessed with amazing talent. The middle draw is a small concern but he does have two wide runners on his outside so that should allow him to get enough room to muster speed. He has a blistering 29.75 PB here and with a clear run he should be winning.

Paua To Roar is ideally drawn in the pink and he does have a dazzling turn of foot. He can it miss away at times but from out wide he should get plenty of room and time to balance up, if he handles the track he should be right in the finish.

This Time Reba has a great record here and she will be hitting the line hard, I would prefer her from a wide draw but she is dropping in class and she must be respected.

Prince Frederick is well placed in the red and he continues to improve and get stronger, from the inside he could push through and lead and he will give a great sight.

Top Four: 4 – 8 – 3 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Super Velo with William Hill

Quinella: 4 to rove with 1,3,8 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/1,3,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,4,8/1,3,4,8 ($9 for 100%)