Albion Park greyhound tips & betting preview April 2 2015

THERE is a stack of excellent chasing action around the nation tonight including 10 terrific races at Albion Park in Queensland.

The standout event is race number eight, the Winged Runner trophy over the 520-metre trip, featuring talented greyhounds such as Visualize It (box one), Birkdale Beauty (box three), Spring Bonanza (box four) and Hougenie (box eight).

Lets get into our full preview of the meeting.

Best Bet:
Race 7: Iva Vision with William Hill

Best Roughie:
Race 10: Hope’s Fantasy

Quaddie:
Leg 1: 3,8 – Leg 2: 3,4,7 – Leg 3: 3 – Leg 4: 1,3,5,7,8
$30 for 100%

Race No. 1Sky Racing6:41 PM
NOV event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ROCKAWAY BEACH214230.36Glenda Dart
2STARK WARNING212530.33Michael Patterson
3HEIDI BENZ215430.15Geoffrey Uhrhane
4SILKY OAK1230.63Pamela Field
5SMASHNIAK GOLD613430.13George Kadniak
6SHOOT THRU BLUE321831.23Darren Russell
7VIRUNGA456130.50Michael Boody
8CHEEKY FREYER722730.42Reg Hazelgrove
9PASSIVE PROTEST413130.36Pamela Field
10PARCHMENT6613NBTMichael Boody

Heidi Benz is armed with slick early speed and she should get every chance to return to form in this event. There is a little bit of speed in this event but if she can reproduce her 5.56 sectional from January she should have enough speed to lead and if she does find the lead she will prove hard to reel in.

Silky Oak is showing plenty of promise and she was far from disgraced when placed behind the speedy Black Model at Ipswich last time. The box draw isn’t great tonight but she should follow Heidi Benz across early and she will continue to improve with every run.

Smashniak Cloud is hit or miss early but he is capable of good things when he hits, three starts back he reeled off impressive sectionals when posting a zippy 30.13 win here.

Rockaway Beach rounds out the hopes, he doesn’t possess great early speed but he has the right draw and he will be strong in the run to the line.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 5 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Heidi Benz with William Hill

Boxed Quinella: 1,3,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,4/1,3,4,5 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,4,5/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 2Tattsbet.com7:05 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1ULTRA BLUE437330.18Errol Kleinhans
2ANTI DENTITE1231NBTMark Saal
3FLASH ZOE433330.44Steven Scott
4RADLEY RETURN231630.01Sandra Hunt
5KNOCKER121430.08Peter Ruetschi
6REALITY GHOST263230.49Les Lewis
7KINGSBRAE NELLY167130.17John Dart
8TINY TURBO167330.30Neil Catchpole
9POWER JET253430.79Peter Rayner
10MINNIE IMPACT745630.52Raymond Burman

Knocker has won three of six over this trip previously and he is armed with sizzling early speed. He can miss the kick at times but he has a slow beginner directly on his outside and that should allow him to drive through into a commanding position at the first bend. He appears to be hitting the line better after every 500m hit out and I think with a clear run tonight he could go sub 30 seconds.

Kingsbrae Nelly is another chaser with high speed and she loves racing here. After a couple of luckless runs at Wentworth park she returned to form with a handy 30.36 victory over this track and trip.

Tiny Turbo is drawn to get a nice cart across and early and he could be the value in the event. Four starts back he caught the eye with a strong 30.33 win here and he is always in the mix.

Radley Return is probably the most talented chaser in the race but she can do a lot of things wrong, if she can get away cleanly she should run a monster race.

Top Four: 5 – 7 – 8 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Knocker

Boxed Quinella: 4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 5,7/4,5,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 5,7,8/4,5,7,8/1,3,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 3Garrard’s Horse And Hound7:25 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1JANDINELLE278130.40Keiron Butler
2PICTURES PEARCE141230.15Peter Ruetschi
3VEUVE143830.67Darren Titmarsh
4COSMIC SPLIT11129.94Gregory Brennan
5BLUE SCORPION112X30.03Steve Lennon
6FYRE GAL332630.58Renald Attard
7MAGIC MAIDEN141329.96Errol Kleinhans
8DON’T GO QUIETLY361129.96Pamela Field
9POWER JET253430.79Peter Rayner
10NO CALLARATAH365530.15John Edwards

Cosmic Split appears to be a star in the making and with an ounce of luck early he should continue on his winning way. Since moving from Victoria he has had two runs for two devastating wins in sub 30 seconds. On both occasions he was airborne early and he never looked in doubt, if given room in the first 40-metres he should zoom to the early lead and continue on his winning way.

Magic Maiden has a serious engine and she has won four of her ten tries here all in fast times. She generally begins quite well and she likes to scout wide in her races, so with a clear passage early she should be able to make an impact.

Pictures Pearce has the talent to be a nuisance and he recently won here in 30.28. He is likely to settle mid-field but he will hit the line solidly and if the leaders happen to bunch up he may run over the top late.

Top Four: 4 – 7 – 2 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Cosmic Split

Quinella: 4 to rove with 2,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Exacta: 4,7/2,4,7,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 4/2,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 4Brisgreys.com7:44 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LOTUS BLOSSOM411630.44Peter Ruetschi
2MAL ROSE HI412430.26John Pay
3FEMME JOLIE261730.20Jan Warner
4GRIN AND WIN257430.30Tony Zammit
5ZIPPING REX257530.47Gary Friend
6SURFIN’ SUE221230.28Darren Russell
7TWEED CHIC452229.87Mark Johnston
8ELUSIVE DESIRE131329.96Colin Graham
9BEAT THE BULLET835630.91Dean Turley
10THUNDER EYES357530.35Steven Scott

Elusive Desire is a powerful chaser and if he can avoid bother at the first turn he will take a power of beating. He isn’t the best of beginners but he does muster well and if he can settle in the top four he should be close enough to score. He has won four of 13 here overall and he does own a slick 29.96 PB when coming from off the speed.

Lotus Blossom is drawn to set a cracking pace and she should give a great sight. Prior to her last start defeat her she had posted two devastating 431-metre Ipswich wins and on both occasions she broke the magical 25 second barrier. I’m not convinced that she will run a strong 500-metres but if she gets away mid-race she might just steal the prize.

Mal Rose Hi is very strong and he is never far away in his races, he will look to get wide in the early stages but if he can balance up midfield he should run home into the placings.

Surfin’ Sue rounds out the legitimate chances, she has the speed to lead but she will get tired late, so she is a must for the exotics.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 2 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Elusive Desire

Quinella: 8 to rove with 1,2,6 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 8/1,2,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Race No. 5Qld Greyhound Adoption Program8:09 PM
3/4 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1SUMMER’S BUG122430.24Travis Elson
2RENATUS321530.05Robin Palmer
3UP THE ATTITUDE361129.96Vicki Wisener
4KNAVE445230.03Marilyn Johnson
5COIN OF PHRASE732329.80Colin Byers
6STELLA NIGHTS122129.89Glenda Dart
7FABULOUS STORM313529.97Reg Hazelgrove
8KINGSBRAE LAVINA335629.99John Dart
9DAYSEAS RIGG485630.21Claude Dacey

Up The Attitude is racing in sizzling form at present and he should be able to lead from go to whoa. Last week he went through the first marker in an eye popping 5.52 before he gapped a quality lineup and posted a slick 29.98 overall. He has two poor box dogs on either side so he should be afforded all the breaks in the run to the first turn.

Kingsbrae Lavina is another smart beginner and she has broken the 30 second barrier here previously. With a clean getaway she should be able to settle in the top two early and that should allow her to finish in the placings.

Stella Nights powered to the line in her top 35.02 win here over 600-metres last time and she will be storming home again, I think she will get too far back to score but she could be a good anchor for third and fourth in your exotics.

Knave could be the value, he will go around at big odds but he has the ability to finish in the minor money.

Top Four: 3 – 8 – 6 – 4

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Up The Attitude with William Hill

Boxed Quinella: 3,4,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,8/3,4,6,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/4,6,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 6Easter Trophy Bne 520 F8:28 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $9,800 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,860 2nd: $1,960 3rd: $980.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1NOT THE ONE256130.18Robert Essex
2MELODY SERENADE128129.99Lyndall Massey
3YADA YADA YADA121130.02Mark Saal
4FAST BEAN616230.06John Edwards
5LADY ABIGAIL136230.20Frank Hancock
6MISS HUSSY141230.38Peter Rayner
7BLUE I AM712130.04Peter Ruetschi
8DASHING MAN623130.25Tammy Stuhmcke
9TWEED CHIC452229.87Mark Johnston
10SURFIN’ SUE221230.28Darren Russell

Yada Yada Yada is in career best form having won four of his past five. Last time out he roared through the first turn and never looked back when posting an impressive 30.02 heat win. Of tonight’s finalists he was one of the quickest to the first mark and if he can repeat that effort he should hold them out and score.

Fast Bean is very hit or miss at box rise, but if he gets away he should match motors with the three. He has won here previously in a zippy 30.06 and if he goes around at silly odds he could be worth an each way ticket.

Blue I Am is armed with a great turn of speed and he has won two of four tries here. He will need some luck to get across but if he does he will make his presence felt.

Dashing Man is a long way from his best but he does hit the line hard and he could be a good anchor for third and fourth in exotics.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 8

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Yada Yada Yada

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

Trifecta: 3,4,7/3,4,7,8/2,3,4,5,7,8 ($36 for 100%)

Race No. 7Tattsbet.com8:52 PM
BT8 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $9,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $6,650 2nd: $1,900 3rd: $950.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1LATE ANGEL LEE681729.57Darren Titmarsh
2GRAND ROMAN141529.89John Conlon
3IVA VISION132229.62Peter Young
4FARMER’S GOLD227629.98Darren Russell
5KING ELLIOT116230.17Reg Hazelgrove
6BILL’S FANTASY215129.93William Elson
7FUSAICHI KAHN236429.88Glenda Dart
8DREAM RIVER143129.86Troy Okamura

Iva Vision has been desperately unlucky in his past three starts and he looks poised to return to the winner’s list. Four starts back he smashed a handy lineup in his 29.93 win here and he does own a blistering 29.62 PB here, with a clear run early he should make light work of this lineup.

Farmer’s Gold is likely to bomb the start and that should work in his favour as it will allow him to find the rail soon after box rise. The best part of his race is his mid-race pace and if the gaps open at the right time he should be able to take it right up to the favourite.

Dream River is super versatile and the pink draw should be an advantage tonight, he normally steps fairly but he musters at a great rate and I can see him settling in the top three early.

Grand Roman and Late Angel lee both must be respected, both have big engines and they just need some luck early to feature.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 8 – 2

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Iva Vision with William Hill

Boxed Quinella: 2,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,4/2,3,4,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/2,4,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Race No. 8Winged Runner Trophy Bne 520 F9:12 PM
OPEN event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $10,800 Prizemoney.
1st: $7,560 2nd: $2,160 3rd: $1,080.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1VISUALIZE IT477129.83Peter Young
2TITAN ASH7X1530.06Raymond Burman
3BIRKDALE BEAUTY123430.14Lee Wylie
4SPRING BONANZA311630.10Tom Tzouvelis
5SPANISH QUEEN623430.08Frank Hancock
6CUTE TO BOOT264730.21Colin Graham
7ROSE OF GALO112329.99Albert Kennewell
8HOUGENIE321229.95Peter Ruetschi
9MAGIC MAIDEN141329.96Errol Kleinhans
10THIS TIME REBA136430.03Peter Ruetschi

Visualize it has come up with the good draw and if she finds the lure early she should dash away and score with ease. She can be a little unreliable at box rise but she does have great speed and the two and three should give her some room as they hit the first bend. She has a brilliant 29.87 PB and her rivals won’t pick her up if she is running near that time.

Hougenie recently set the Ipswich track alight with a breathtaking 30.24 win and she is ideally placed in the pink draw. Her record here over 500-metres isn’t spectacular but her 600-metre record is impeccable and this isn’t an overly strong race.

Spanish Queen has speed to burn and she could run a cheeky race at odds, her form has tapered off a little of late but she is much better than that.

Rose Of Galo also can’t be forgotten, she has had two runs from a lengthy spell and she should be ready to fire.

Top Four: 1 – 8 – 7 – 5

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Visualize It with William Hill

Quinella: 1 to rove with 5,7,8 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/5,7,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

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

Race No. 9Garrard’s Horse And Hound9:35 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1TEXAS TEE173530.26Keiron Butler
2RUPERT127230.35Bruce Linnan
3THIS TIME REBA136430.03Peter Ruetschi
4SHOT OF FEAR357130.38Greg Cannon
5SUPER VELO424429.75Sandra Hunt
6HELLO STRANGER8188NBTSteven Scott
7KILLARA562330.33Robin Palmer
8SPOOKIE’S GIFT242330.01John Dart
9PRINCE FREDERICK773230.09Hassell Rolph
10HOLYWOOD ROSE HI877230.36John Pay

Spookie’s Gift has been a little costly in recent weeks but there is no doubting his talent and he looks perfectly placed in the pink draw. There isn’t a whole lot of speed in this event so if he can step cleanly he should be able to swoop into the lead at the first bend. He has a smart 30.01 PB here but I think if he finds the lure early tonight he is capable of going much faster.

Super Velo has a great record here and he hasn’t had much luck in his three runs from a spell. If he can get away on terms tonight he should drive through into a threatening position and he will make his presence felt.

This Time Reba was a slick 30.03 winner here four runs back and she shouldn’t be too far away again. She can be a little risky at box rise but if given room to drive through she could get up at nice odds.

Top Four: 8 – 5 – 3 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Spookie’s Gift

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

Trifecta: 8/3,5,6/Field ($18 for 100%)

Exacta: 3,5,8/3,5,6,8 ($9 for 100%)

Race No. 10Sky Racing9:55 PM
5 event over 520 metres at Albion park Of $7,500 Prizemoney.
1st: $5,250 2nd: $1,500 3rd: $750.

No.NameFormBestTrainer

1CHARIOT’S OFFIAH666429.77Ross Ogden
2LILLY BELLEBIRD334430.31Sandra Hunt
3CLASSY HAZE563429.93Neil Catchpole
4HANNAH MARRIE128230.14Roan Enright
5JEBRYNAH ALLEY612430.55Dean Turley
6SPRING COLARADO524430.12Colin Byers
7HOPE’S FANTASY444730.08William Elson
8BIG DAC553330.17Colin Hamilton
9PRINCE FREDERICK773230.09Hassell Rolph
10ZAFONIC BOOM886430.16Marilyn Johnson

Classy Haze is returning to town and if he is switched on he should put a space in them. His box manners are always a concern but he does muster extremely well and he has the benefit of a wide runner drawn directly on his outside. He looks really well graded in this event and he should get the cash.

Hannah Marie is a reliable beginner and she should give a great sight, she was far from disgraced when placed here last week and she will give them something to catch if she lands on the lure.

Hope’s Fantasy is dropping in class and she can show smart early speed in her races, she is likely to be around the $7 mark tonight with William Hill and that is good value.

Chariot’s Offiah is struggling for form but the rails draw is an advantage, if he could regain some of his old form he could make an impact at good odds.

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 7 – 1

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Classy Haze with William Hill

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

Exacta: 3,4/1,3,4,7 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 3/1,4,7/Field ($18 for 100%)