Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Monday 9th March 2009. Last night’s tips started like a house on fire with all 5 of our first 5 tips to run greeting the judge in front. Included in those wins was Uno Express’s VBIS Maiden Series Final win at Horsham which paid out a very nice $5.70 (Best Price).
The tips went very close to a huge collect when Cyclone Ned ($13 Best Price) was clearly the run of the race in the Group 2 Horsham Cup. Beginning well off the red box, Cyclone Ned was headed by Velocette and Hanify’s Impact but held his ground to the corner, when he proceeded to wobble off the track again losing 5 lengths to the two very quick dogs ahead of him. Balancing up again he ran those two dogs down to finish third, just 2 lengths off winning the race in near track record time. Clearly very under-rated this dog is as quick as any running around and eligible for much easier races.
Amongst the good winners were two runners who have found their way to the NTBBA Files. More Than Ready at Horsham was ideallly boxed in box 1 and began well enough to use the box and go forward but showed a distinct lack of commitment to push through and then showed no interest in the rest of the race. Another runner to go in to the NTBBA is Canberra runner Facial, this greyhound clearly has ability but had no interest in trying to compete for the lead in the early part of the race and then went back to last before getting to the outside and rounding up the field to finish second. This dog will be something over 650m-700m but ’til then he stays firmly in the NTBBA at distances under that.
Those laying our Tips on Betfair had a night from hell with 6 of our selection greeting the judge as more than a few of those as favourite. Overall, those laying our selections last night found themselves in a $500 hole.
Tonights Greyhound Racing comes from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Angle Park (South Australia) and Albion Park (Queensland).
Wentworth Park went from being a very fair track to a leader biased track with the addition of “transition turns” to the corners in the mid 90’s. Leaders have been advantaged ever since that track modification and consequently red box draws are small advantage over both the 520m and 720m distances now.
Albion Park was the first track in Australia to move to the finish-on lure system and it is definitely the better of the two Queensland TAB tracks. A lack of depth in a lot of races can cause upsets at Albion Park when favourites are over-rated or suffer interference. Tread warily when betting on the corner start 600m races; and the 700m races will often throw up odds-on favourites that have alot of weakness about them.
Angle Park is all about leading to the first corner, class dogs will knock up winning in South Australia as their is a definite lack of depth, even at higher grades. Again be wary of betting in 600m and 700m events at Angle Park as in many cases it is just the last throw of the dice for connections and there are very few genuine stayers.
Cranbourne races over the 311m, 520m and 699m distances. Punters should stay away from the 311m races as a short run to the first corner cause unpredictable results and leaders usually win. Box 8 is a huge advantage in these races. The 520m distance runs more consistently and the track show a more normal distribution of the four “bookend” boxes performing best. The 699m races are run infrequently and usually contain one standout selection.
Wentworth Park – Race 4 – Box 1 – All Done
All Done never got in to the race here Saturday night, but does have a very good record off inside draws and boasts good wins at Richmond (30.79) and Dapto (30.11) for 4 wins and 1 placing from just 11 starts. Has had 6 goes here for just the one win, but is capable of better then form suggests. Being a son of Bond, he’ll need the right run but should get a good run behind Evangelina and Muskerry Belle and be too good in the run home.
Wentworth Park – Race 5 – Box 7 – Eluthra
With enough room to drive a truck through the gap early courtesy of the scratching of boxes 5,6 and 8 (Box 6 Mountain Of Love, sadly looked to break down badly at Richmond Friday night and the veteran campaigner who was the 2008 GRNSW Challenge Winner looks to have run his last race), Eluthra (box 7) should have no trouble leading or sitting outside likely leader Compact Journey (box 3) and proving too stron in the run to the line. This daughter of Most Awesome ~ Buena Sarah has made Wentworth Park something of a second home have 37 of her 69 starts at HQ’s for 11 wins and 13 placings and no reason to see that stoppping here.
Wentworth Park – Race 8 – Box 2 – Tearaway Tanya
The very well named Tearaway Tanya does just that in her races, explodes from the boxes and says catch me if you can. The daughter of Benny’s Toll ~ Ominous Angel has put a good record together at The Gardens and winning 3 of her last 5 starts with a further placing and now has a good record of 4 wins and 3 placings from 10 starts. This is her first run at Wentworth Park but given her early speed she should lead easily and prove hard to catch.
Albion Park – Race 4 – Box 1 – Miss Amy Jade
Miss Amy Jade looks well placed here for her first run at Albion Park after two good wins at Ipswich over the 520m journey. On both occassions Miss Amy Jade ran best of the night times winning the maiden heat and final from boxes 2 and 5. A move to box 1 shouldn’t present too much of a problem for this daughter of Bombastic Shiraz ~ Chilling Subject, although she does like to use plenty of the track and will need some luck to get clear down the back. This bitch is a potential topline stayer in the making who can pick up some of these weaker 520m races in town early in her career.
Albion Park – Race 8 – Box 4 – Dashing Corsair
Dashing Corsair put his 3rd win on end together taking out last weeks heat in the best of the night 30.14, and now has the enviable record of 11 starts for 6 wins and 1 placing at Albion Park over this track and distance. Only an average beginner, Dashing Corsair is a strong railer who’ll need to get past Flying Kostanza early to get to the rail but this son of Malfoy ~ Rose Flamenco has a good finish ansd should prove too strong.
Angle Park – Race 4 – Box 1 – Sculpted
This son of Bond and Kikiku is well related to some handy sprinters and being a Bond we can expect improvement of this inside draw. Sculpted led at this track back in December 2008 for a good 30.03 win and a repeat showing of that ability would win this race. Generally this breed is very quick early and Sculpted should reverse his previous moderate form with a quick win in this.
Angle Park – Race 7 – Box 2 – Diana Bale
Talented Diana Bale has drawn the right side of the track for her and with veteran campaigner Gypsy’s Conquest drawn inside her, she should get the room to move she needs. With a record of 7 wins and 10 placings from 26 starts at this track and distance, this daughter of World Class ~ Sarina Bale should know her way around Angle Park by now. A last start Mt Gambier win should be the confidence boost she needs to return to wining form.
Angle Park – Race 10 – Box 1 – Altitude Bale
Sitting up in the red box off a last start Gawler victory from box 8, Altitude Bale gets his chance here to win one in town, after having 5 starts since being sent over from Victoria for 1 win and 2 placings. A one time 25.68 Ballarat winner at earlier in his career, Altitude Bale is nowhere near that form at the moment and is walking from the boxes at present, but still should be able to secure a run in transit and prove to good for this lot.
Cranbourne – Race 8 – Box 1 – Thane
Yarram trained Thane has a good record of 5 starts at Cranbourne for 2 wins and 2 placings and has never missed a place from box 1, having started 4 times for 2 wins and 2 placings and looks the one to beat in this race. A good winner at Warragul and Cranbourne in early February fresh from a break, Thane should prove too good and can lead from box 1.
Cranbourne – Race 9 – Box 8 – Sardius
Loathe as we are to bet in these 311m races, the odds and the record tips us in to Sardius in this race off box 8. Box 8 actaully has the best record over this distance and Sardius has the good record of 2 starts for 2 wins at the track and distance. With a best time of 17.88 beating the very handy Cordozar, Sardius should be able to avoid trouble and run to the lead from the pink box at good odds for our followers.
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NTBBA File (Never To Be Backed Again)
Me Boss (New South Wales)
Bikini Beach (Queensland)
Autumn Honey Bee (New South Wales)
Teaman Titch (Victoria)
More Than Ready (Victoria)
Facial (ACT/New South Wales < 650m)
Australian Racing Greyhound Specials (Follow Up On Them Next Start)
Special Sign (Albion Park)
Physical (Dapto, Bulli, Richmond)
Punk Appeal ( > 600m races)
Cyclone Ned (Victoria)
Uno Express (Victoria)