2014 Group Three Canberra Cup Preview

My Bro Fabio set the track alight in last week’s Group Three Canberra Cup Heats and he will start the favourite for Sunday night’s final.

Lowering Prince Diablo’s 2011 track record of 29.96, My Bro Fabio was supremely dominant, romping away to a 12 length victory in 29.89 at his first start at the track. He had box one last week and is similarly drawn this week in box two for trainer Brooke Ennis. Gunning trainer Jodie Lord has three runners in the final and her best chance looks to be Cawbourne Whip boxed out wide.

The Canberra Cup has a quality honour roll, with previous winners of this race including former Topgun and Shoot Out winner Jaimandy Coops, Mark’s Wild Girl, Red Hot Lee, Runaway Promises, Mythological, Prince Diablo, Mepunga Geordie and Zipping Willow.

 

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Here’s a look at the 2014 final which is scheduled to start at 8:09pm:

Box 1
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Power
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
D Edwards & R Wallace
Prizemoney
$26,895
Last 10 Starts
3242533324
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Smooth Fancy Prodigal Child
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $517 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
52 8 11 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1 3
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
ARG Comments: A moderate beginner who does not win out of turn. He is yet to win at the track and has won one from seven out of box one. He looks a rough hope at best.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.64 N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$2.00
Heat Replay
 
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Michelle Jones
Prizemoney
$78,855
Last 10 Starts
2215111211
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Turanza Bale Flamenco
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,253 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 16 8 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 2 1
Jamie Ennis (Kennel Representative): “I was glad he could finally put a performance like that on the board last week. I know everybody has heard me say that he is the fastest dog I’ve had and that he has put some great performances in around The Meadows in heats and stuff like that, but it is great for him to finally get a track record. On ability and times, you’d like to think he can win the Canberra Cup but that is barring an accident or bad luck.”
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.89

29.89 N/A N/A
Box 3
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Another Call
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
John Shea
Prizemoney
$27,315
Last 10 Starts
1126113442
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision Dolphin Call
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $803 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 11 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comments: Has a reasonable strike-rate and boasts a quick win at Wentworth Park. Most of his 11 wins have either been in easier class or over shorter trips. It would be no surprise to see him lead but he will be under siege a fair way from home.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.65 N/A N/A
Box 4
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Shilling Flex
Trainer
Sean Bannerman
Owner
Sean Bannerman
Prizemoney
$5,525
Last 10 Starts
1131361122

25 Months

Fawn     Bitch   by  

Dyna Tron

Okie Bale
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $368 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 2 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG Comments: A youngster who has been racing around the country tracks with moderate success. She will need to improve on her best time at the track of 30.55 if she is going to be a winning chance in this.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.55 31.02 N/A N/A
Box 5
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$112,000
Last 10 Starts
5221632321
31 Months   White & Blue Fawn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro Shelbourne Dawn
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $3,862 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 10 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
ARG Comments: A top-line bitch and Group One National Futurity winner who has done plenty of racing at the elite level. She did not flatter on the clock in her heat win but is definitely the capable of going a lot quicker and could be the improver in the field. She is a definite each way proposition.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.63 30.63 N/A N/A
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
 
Father Skeeta
Trainer
Leslie Dennis
Owner
Leslie Dennis
Prizemoney
$23,810
Last 10 Starts
7237311111
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Aston Galilee Madam Jessie
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $744 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 11 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
ARG Comments: This dog has hit a purple patch of form in the last three months with five straight wins, four of which were best on night performances. His heat win was a second slower than the favourite’s track record run which would suggest he is up against it. Should be close to the front early but may find this a little too tough.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.91 30.91 N/A N/A
Box 7
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Black Daddy
Trainer
Kenneth Staines
Owner
George Solomons
Prizemoney
$19,810
Last 10 Starts
6616361442
39 Months   Black   Dog   by   Big Daddy Cool Spooky
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $566 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 9 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 0 2

ARG Comments: A strong type who will have little trouble running a strong 530m trip. The concern is that he may be caught up in trouble early. He is definitely a place hope if he is lucky enough to secure a clear run.

Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.87 N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.60
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Whip
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$72,025
Last 10 Starts
1163812511
33 Months   Black & White   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan American Spot
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 16 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG Comments: A quality conveyance who is undefeated over this trip in the nation’s capital from three starts. She can be a little hit-or-miss at box rise but is as strong as they come. She looks the main danger to the favourite.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.09 30.47 N/A N/A
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
 
Especially
Trainer
Rodney Clark
Owner
Peter Knott
Prizemoney
$83,225
Last 10 Starts
1322156153
49 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Brett Lee Special Sign
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,300 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 16 11 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 49%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: A veteran Victorian bitch who races mostly over the middle distances. She is certainly not the worst here should she gain a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT

30.84

N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Storm Twister
Trainer
Allan Manwaring
Owner
K Thompson & A Manwaring
Prizemoney
$11,100
Last 10 Starts
1512362813
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Ima Osti
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $529 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 7 2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: A speedy type who raced on the pace before finishing third last week. Would need to lead to be any hope in the final should he get a start.
Best Canberra Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.88 N/A N/A