2014 Group Three Chairman’s Cup Preview

Wentworth Park will be the stage for the clash of Australia’s staying Queens on Saturday evening when Xylia Allen and Sweet It Is go toe-to-toe in the Group Three Chairman’s Cup.

It will be the 30th running of the race and promises to be one of the best yet.

The $25,000-to-the winner event also features the promising Zipping Maggie as well as multiple Group winner Dyna Willow and should provide a great spectacle for all those on hand at the Glebe circuit.

Will it be the front-running Xylia Allen who carts the field home? Or will the exciting fast finisher Sweet It Is mow the field down on her way to victory?

The Chairman’s Cup is Race Eight on the card and is scheduled to jump at 9:57pm.

Here is a detailed look at all the runners with comments from connections;

 

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Bailey Rose
Trainer
Eddie Lieshout
Owner
The Golden Paw
Prizemoney
$15,686
Last 10 Starts
6435161223
30 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble Spanky
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $922 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 5 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
Eddie Lieshout (Trainer): “What can you really say about the race? She is racing against two of the best stayers in the world. You might say I’d be better off buying a TattsLotto ticket than hoping to win but, really, I’ll be over the moon if she runs a place. We know she is always going to give us 101%, I’m just glad she got box one, luck’s a fortune.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.33 16.33 16.33
Box 2
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
My Asuncion
Trainer
Adele Powell
Owner
Adele Powell
Prizemoney
$39,010
Last 10 Starts
4323236184
50 Months Black Bitch by Bit Chili Just Friends
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $500 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 8 17 20
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
10% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 1 6 5
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 0 5
ARG Comments: A veteran bitch who has raced over this trip 24 times for just one win. She is a dour type who will keep on coming but is up against some very good ones here and is likely to find them too hot.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 42.99 16.16 16.95
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$48,225
Last 10 Starts
1828511121
27 Months Dark Brindle Bitch by Turanza Bale Natalie Rass
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,411 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 10 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comments: Made a nice debut at the track in her upset heat win. She could find the front early and give them something to catch. She looks the best chance outside of the two favourites.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.00 42.00 16.29 16.29
Box 4
Race Odds
$2.80
Heat Replay
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bear’s
Prizemoney
$425,310
Last 10 Starts
1212211212
33 Months Black Bitch by Mogambo Off Springer
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $11,495 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 11 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer): “We just hope she can get a good go at them. It is a bad box in a tough race. If she wins, she wins, if she doesn’t well it is not going to change anything I do with her. She is exciting.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.78 42.15 16.62 16.68
Box 5
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
Xylia Allen
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$731,920
Last 10 Starts
1111411211
41 Months Black Bitch by Turanza Bale Tayah Bale
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $9,384 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 40 11 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
51% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 7 1 2
ARG Comments: Champion bitch who has found her early speed again. Clocked a sizzling 41.79 last week and is capable of going even faster. If she finds the front early it could be curtains. She is the one to beat.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.53 41.76 15.84 15.98
Box 6
Race Odds
$18.00
Heat Replay
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Bethany Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$38,070
Last 10 Starts
1333173414
31 Months Red Fawn Dog by Mantra Lad Cho Chang
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,464 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 9 2 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Snuck into the final with a fourth after coming from well back in the field. He will need to begin better to be a winning hope but place chances look more likely.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.41 16.51 16.51
Box 7
Race Odds
$N/A
Heat Replay
Liara Allen – SCRATCHED
Trainer
N/A
Owner
N/A
Prizemoney
$N/A
Last 10 Starts
N/A
N/A N/A N/A by N/A N/A
Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating $N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
N/A% N/A%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comments: SCRATCHED
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Gold Affair Two
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Martin Hanke
Prizemoney
$126,720
Last 10 Starts
1476642622
53 Months Black Bitch by Texas Gold Olgers Affair
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,254 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
101 21 17 18
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 4 2 1
Rob Britton (Trainer): “It is a big ask for her but I’m hoping that she can lead. If she can do that then she is a chance. She is going as well as ever but she is going to keep coming up against these good dogs. Realistically a place chance looks to be more of a hope for her.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.14 16.04 16.04
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$253,670
Last 10 Starts
1142228765
38 Months Red Brindle Bitch by Collision Horizon Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,786 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
53 19 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative): “She is lucky she was a reserve. She is not racing with a lot of confidence, I think she just needs a run where she is left alone for the first hundred metres so she can do what we know she can. She is jumping out of her skin this week so I’m just hoping for that little bit of luck.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.69 42.53 16.14 16.69
2nd Res
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Queen Marina
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$31,325
Last 10 Starts
2636211835
36 Months Black Bitch by Lochinvar Marlow Fascinate Marina
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $627 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 7 8 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
14% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 2 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: Moderately performed bitch who qualified for the National Distance Final. She will need to improve on her best to be any chance of figuring in the placings should she gain a start.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 43.00 16.18 16.64

 

Zipping Maggie (3) could well find the front early but is likely to be stalked by Xylia Allen (5).

If Xylia Allen can find the front easily enough then they are going to have to be very good to catch her.

Sweet It Is (4) will be in the back half of the field early but look for her to really unwind as they pass the 720 metre boxes in the run home. She will be the main danger to any front runner, she has a giant motor.

Dyna Willow (7) has the ability but will need a clean start and will also want to recapture her best form to be a winning chance.

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