2014 Group Three Ipswich Cup Final Preview

Queensland will be the epicenter Saturday night feature racing when the final of the 2014 Group Three Ipswich Cup takes place.

No less than $25,000 awaits the winning connections and there are plenty of live chances in an intriguing affair.

Recent Lismore Cup winner Yogi Blue, flying machine Happy Haswell and last year’s champion Regal Lauryn are just three of the main chances in an event that sees all eight runners with genuine claims.

The 2014 Ipswich Cup final is race eight on the card and scheduled to jump at 8:17pm.

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Here is a look at all the runners with comments from their connections on how they see their chances;

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Le Sirenuse
Trainer
Tom Tzouvelis
Owner
Toni Graham
Prizemoney
$24,175
Last 10 Starts
2121F15841
33 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Pure Octane Absolute Style
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $834 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 11 8 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 5 2 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Tom Tzouvelis (Trainer): “She is drawn where she wants to be, she may not be the fastest dog in the race, that’s just the facts but she loves the place and has the box she wants. She picked up a small injury in the Lismore Cup series and may have been a little bit underdone going into last week’s race, so she may strip a little bit fitter.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.47 30.66 5.46 5.47
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.40
Heat Replay
 
Yogi Blue
Trainer
Peter O’Reilly
Owner
P and A O’Reilly
Prizemoney
$116,940
Last 10 Starts
1124322162
43 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cool Effort Opal Assassin
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,426 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
82 24 16 11
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 4 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 6 2 1
Peter O’Reilly (Trainer): “He came into the heats off an injury and had done next to nothing for nine days, he may have been a little underdone. He is going good and looks really well drawn.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.28 30.76 5.34 5.34
Box 3
Race Odds
$20.00
Heat Replay
 
Cyndie’s Special
Trainer
William Elson
Owner
Cynthia Elson
Prizemoney
$62,765
Last 10 Starts
2616235742
36 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Premier Fantasy Regal Silver
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,141 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 14 7 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 0 4 1
William Elson (Trainer): – “She has drawn a good box so she should go well. If you are out the front and away from all the trouble, you have got more of a chance of winning. She has early speed, her first and second sections are pretty good and she can run home too, she is pretty strong. She has been unlucky a couple of times, but she might get there one day. I reckon she will go well, Happy Haswell will most probably win it, but she will be right in it in the finish.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.68 30.68 5.43 5.47
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.40
Heat Replay
 
Happy Haswell
Trainer
Reg Kay
Owner
Reg Kay
Prizemoney
$63,430
Last 10 Starts
1122111811

24 Months

  Blue Brindle   Dog   by   Surf Lorian Teenage Dream
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,338 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 14 3 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
74% 89%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 5 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 0
Reg Kay (Trainer): “The dog outside him likes to use the track and the dog on his inside is usually slow early so he might get a bit of room. He has had plenty of practice from box four. I think he is still getting better, if he just had a bit more early pace he could really be one of the best going around for his age.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.18 30.40 5.40 5.42
Box 5
Race Odds
SCR
Heat Replay
 
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Box 6
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Farmer’s Gold
Trainer
Darren Russell
Owner
Margaret Dwyer
Prizemoney
$36,720
Last 10 Starts
F422316121
33 Months   Fawn   Dog   by   Where;s Pedro Surin’ Sal
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,020 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 9 11 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Darren Russell (Trainer): “He needed to draw inside, I think that would have been his best chance. The dog who is in box seven is quick early and wants to come across. He has as much ability as them but the draw hasn’t helped.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.50 30.56 5.52 5.54
Box 7
Race Odds
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Flash Houdini SCRATCHED
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Box 8
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Regal Lauryn
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Leonard Antonio
Prizemoney
$101,855
Last 10 Starts
4142464172
46 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Surf Lorian Queen Lauryn
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,079 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
49 19 8 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 9 2 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 1
Tony Brett (Trainer): “Our only chance was to draw the eight and we done that so I give her some sort of rough hope. She is going as good as ever but her racing style has changed a bit since she won it last year. She is more dour now and seems to be a little bit stronger. She may not be the fastest dog in the race but if they make any mistakes, she is where she wants to be and she will be right there.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.26 30.85 5.49 5.49
1st Res
Race Odds
$13.00
Heart Replay
 
Hopping Houdini (BOX 7)
Trainer
Amy O’Reilly
Owner
P and A O’Reilly
Prizemoney
$14,445
Last 10 Starts
XXX2121113
28 Months   Black   Dog   by   Black Houdini FMary Hoppins
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,064 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 2 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Peter O’Reilly (Kennel Representative): “Hes only young but he is going real well,he can certainly get out of a box. He looks pretty well drawn out there too, he has won two races from wide boxes.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.54 30.73

5.26

5.35
2nd Res
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
 
Placid Planet (Box 5)
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
Leslie Bein
Prizemoney
$28,560
Last 10 Starts
7211251813
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble Bogie Angel
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,058 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 9 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 1 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Comment: Super consistent performer who has his share of ability. He tends to begin moderately and likes to,use the track. He can ill afford to be too tardy here or he may find himself in trouble.
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.47 30.66 5.37 5.37

Happy Haswell (4) is the class runner and the amount of room he is granted early could be key to his chances. If he lands in the top couple at the post the first time, expect him to explode away in the second half of the race.

Yogi Blue (2) is a recent Group Two winner who could find the front early here. He will give them something to catch if he lands on the bunny.

Reigning champion Regal Lauryn (8) has had a lean 12 months by her standards but is drawn to go back-to-back if she produces her best.

Le Sirenuse (1) is another drawn perfectly and has an affinity with the Ipswich Circuit. Expect her to be thereabouts at the business end of proceedings.

Youngster Hopping Houdini (9) is lightning early and could carve across the field and put himself in the picture at odds.