Greyhound Racing Tips For Wednesday 18th March 2009

Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 18th March 2009 with Tips tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), The Gardens (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia).

Yesterday’s Greyhound Racing Tips just scraped by for a result for us with all of our tips thereabouts in running and 4 winners for the night. Unfortunately all were well backed, so it was pretty much a neutral night losing between 1-2 bets across all the bookmakers over all.

And for the first night we can remember, laying the tips didn’t show a result either, so backing them or laying them at Betfair, the night ended up in negative territory either way.

All in all getting out of a Tuesday night, which is easily the worst night for greyhound betting of the week; for a bascially neutral result should count as a win.

With tonights Greyhound Racing coming from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), The Gardens (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia), lets recap our track advice for those tracks, no matter how much it might upset some.

Ballarat is one of the fairest one turn tracks in the country and in general punters can bet with confidence over all distances, although inside boxes are slightly favoured and the 8 box races well off the 450m start. The track suits both speedy and strong greyhounds.

Warrnambool was redeveloped in 2008 to remove much of the bias and interference that occured on the old “egg” shaped track. Unfortunately while inteference has been reduced, “transition turns” have turned the track in to a leader biased procession. In almost all races the winner comes from the greyhound in front about 50m from the boxes. Only strong railing greyhounds can make ground from behind and wide runners are decidedly disadvantaged. The red box is favoured over all distances.

The Gardens is one of New South Wales’ newest tracks and now the sole home of the NSW NCA. The track strongly favours early speed dogs but the 413m races should be avoided at all costs as they are decided more by interference than ability.The 515m races are worth betting on but the inside 3 boxes are all favoured and even good dogs will find it hard to cross from wide draws. The 600m trip, being a corner, start can often pose a difficult greyhound betting option and the inside box is a huge advantage. Few races are run of the 715m journey.

Ipswich can be a punters graveyard and as a general rule punters avoid investing in the 431m races unless you are laying them on Betfair, as the corner starts throws up many unlikely winners and lots of interference. If you must bet on these races, box 1 wins almost twice as many races as every other box with the exception of the second best box, box 2. The 520m races are a little more even, but have a decided bias toward the four inside boxes due to the short run to the corner and even class greyhounds find it hard to win from wide boxes. The 630m races are another corner start.

Cannington is one of the better two tracks which does tend to give greyhounds off the speed a chance to run on. Both the 530m, and 642m distances favour the inside boxes and the 1 box has a slight advantage over the 715m distance. The 297m races,starting at the top of the back straight, runs reasonably fairly, although box 1 is an advantage. The four inside boxes are advantaged over the 530m, the three inside boxes over the 642m and the 715m races reasonably evenly.

Ballarat – Race 2 – Box 3 – Born Charlie

The Rob Britton trained Born Charlie couldn’t have been more impressive last week running 8.42, 25.67 to win with a leg in the air by 2.75 lengths as a $1.90 favourite. Only has to run the same first section as last week to easily lead this and win.

Lay Of The Night – Ballarat – Race 3 – Box 1 – Aston Volante
Has started odds on at every start and has failed miserably at last 2 starts at Geelong costing punters plenty. Can be slow at jump and doesn’t show al ot of commitment in amongst dogs. Will starts odds on again tonight and at the price he will start, we’d rather be bookies than punters.

Ballarat – Race 6 – Box 2 – Pure Love

Winner of 12 of 25 starts with 8 minors and in the Darren McDonald kennel. A good win at Healesville before an unlucky 2nd at Warragul from an awkward draw. Move to box 2 helps and inside runner doesn’t have the best red box form. Will be short but should win.

Ballarat – Race 8 – Box 3 – Whistling Drive

Won very impressively here last week to take his record to 3 wins from his last 4 starts and ran a good time of 37.86 in doing so. Trained and owned by the Bartolo family, this son of Two Up Larry ~ Leprechaun Flee looks a likely dog in the making and is lengths ahead of the others.

Warrnambool – Race 4 – Box 5 – Explosive Rhode

Mining Oasis in box 4 will hopefully lead here and give Explosive Rhode the perfect cart in to the race. Once that happens Explosive Rhode will be right where he wants to and should prove too strong in the run to the line.

Warrnambool – Race 5 – Box 2 – Miss Fluffy

Same box, same track, and a similar field to last week for impressive winner Miss Fluffy. Having now won 4 of 6 starts steps up to the 450m distance tonight and might be a little weak in the run home but will lead this field by 5 from the boxes. One of those that just seems to pay more every time she wins and we’ll be on again.

Warrnambool – Race 12 – Box 1 – Jay Bartel

Jay Bartel burnt our figures here last when completely duffed the start and didn’t do enough from then on. Has drawn the one box again this week, so we’re going to back up in the hope he learnt something last week. Has enough ability to win, just needs to show best.

The Gardens – Race 2 – Box 5 – Lochinvar Milano

Has won last 4 starts in a row for 4 wins from 7 starts with 3 seconds. Should be winning this but does want to get off the track and is not always the best beginner. Have to be on the best dog in the field as he has lengths on the rest.

The Gardens – Race 6 – Box 3 – Best Of Elite

Flew the boxes here last week on debut and ran the quick time of 30.16 from box 6 with a good 5.03 first section. Winner of 3 of 7 starts with 2 minors and the move to box 3 only helps his chances.

Ipswich – Race 8 – Box 4 – Pop Culture

Won very well for us last week in the heats from box 8. Has to contend with the move to box 4 here but does usually want to get down to the rail anyway and has now had 5 starts at the Ipswich track for 3 wins and 1 placing for trainer Christine Robartson.

Cannington – Race 5 – Box 1 – Charlie Reltub

Has been flying of late with 2 good wins at Cannington over this distance from boxes 1 and 3, leading all the way on both occassion. Sitting up in the red box again and its a case of just put in and take out for us punters on this Linda Britton trained greyhound.

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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)
Sculpted (South Australia)
Matching Outcome (Queensland)

Australian Racing Greyhound Specials (Follow Up On Them Next Start)

Physical (Dapto, Bulli, Richmond)
Punk Appeal ( > 600m races)
Cyclone Ned (Victoria)
Uno Express (Victoria)
Tearaway Tanya (New South Wales)
Sardius (Victoria – short races / wide draws)
Lochinvar Polo (New South Wales)
Like Iron Mike (Horsham)