2014 Group Three SA Derby Final Preview

Thursday night showcases another night of Group Three racing in South Australia with the final of the SA Derby to be run and won at Angle Park.

The $25,000 to-the-winner event has been taken out in recent years by Turanza Bale (2008) (sire of super-star Xylia Allen), Dyna Forte (2009), Walter Bale (2010), Yowyeh (2011), Spud Regis (2012) and last year’s winner Ernie Bung Arrow.

Queenslander Iva Vision (8) has qualified the fastest for the 2014 final and will be relying heavily on his perfect record out of box eight. He may have trouble crossing this field as there is a bit of pace on the inside with the likes of Allen Icarus (2) and Aston Kane (3). A few strong types will be looking to feature, such as Dyna Ostrander (6), Texas Titan (7) and Wind Whistler (1). They all need luck early to do their best work at the end.

The improver appears to be Dyna Alchemist (4), who got to the lead last week but was just grabbed by Iva Vision. The Collins kennel has noted that he should be improved off that run. Lannister (5) looks to have a challenge ahead of him as he has had just the two wins coming into this final.

The race is schedule to jump at 9:41pm. Here’s a look at each of the greyhound’s in the final and the Centrebet fixed odds market:

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Wind Whistler
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Partnership
Prizemoney
$28,760
Last 10 Starts
3231722121
27 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Seminole
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,250 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 7 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Trainer) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Wind Whistler is in a better position near the fence.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 29.82 4.58 4.58
Box 2
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Allen Icarus
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$6,130
Last 10 Starts
2141713462
25 Months Brindle Dog by Dyna Tron Olivia Allen
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $323 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 3 5 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
16% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “We are probably expecting the same sort of performance from him. He will benefit from a look at the track and he is a young, consistent chaser that gives 100% all the time. He could run a cheeky place.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.96 4.39 4.39
Box 3
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Aston Kane
Trainer
Raymond Murray
Owner
Raymond Borda
Prizemoney
$15,280
Last 10 Starts
3124132621
25 Months Black Dog by El Galo Aston Elite
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $955 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 14 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
88% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 8 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – This exciting chaser is a real live-chance. He led last week for a dominant 29.78 victory. He is a winner of eight races from nine starts at the track and is a good beginner. This is his first real test to see if he can mix it in the higher grades.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 29.78 4.41 4.44
Box 4
Race Odds
$4.20
Heat Replay
Dyna Alchemist
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$29,155
Last 10 Starts
2236251112
26 Months Black Dog by Superman Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,944 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 5 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “I expect a lot from him this week. He came into the heats underdone and he had not seen the track. He will be better for the run last week and better for a look at the track. He can begin and he goes straight so the draw shouldn’t be a worry for him.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.70 4.43 4.43
Box 5
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
Lannister
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
G Harris, M Bruggeman, A Robertson
Prizemoney
$3,870
Last 10 Starts
X2251251222
30 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Cool Keepsake
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $430 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 4 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – He has just the two wins from nine starts but has been placed on seven occasions. He has just the one win at Angle Park from seven attempts. He will find this just a bit too tough from the draw.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.97 30.03 4.50 4.50
Box 6
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Ostrander
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$38,775
Last 10 Starts
2165111152
28 Months Black Dog by Heston Bale Dyna Panama
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,615 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 8 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 1 2
Comments: ARG opinion is – He won four in a row around Victorian tracks before being unplaced at Sale and then finishing second in his heat behind Texas Titan. He had box eight last week and after finding early trouble, worked himself into the race well. He obviously has the ability but the draw hasn’t been kind to him. He has had seven goes from box six for just one victory.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 29.77 4.63 4.63
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$25,785
Last 10 Starts
1312853431
26 Months Black Dog by Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Fair Running MIddle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,517 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Angela Langton (Kennel Representative) – “They (Wind Whistler and Texas Titan) have both got as much ability as any of the others in the race, it is just a matter of where they are in running. They both just need a clear run…Texas Titan does want to use the track but he will be a fair way off the track out in box seven.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.77 29.77 4.62 4.62
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.90
Heat Replay
Iva Vision
Trainer
Peter Young
Owner
Conlon Miller Young Partnership
Prizemoney
$26,665
Last 10 Starts
4121111181
30 Months Black Bitch by Ivan Brown Visualization
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,905 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 9 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
64% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Based on last week’s run and his form from a wide draw, Iva Vision looks the one to beat. He was the fastest heat qualifier and has really taken to Angle Park.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.68 29.68 4.59 4.59
1st Res
Race Odds
$23.00
Heart Replay
Dyna Chaser
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$5,215
Last 10 Starts
6183433233
27 Months Light Fawn Dog by Superman Talia Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $307 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 3 1 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has just the three wins from 15 starts and will struggle to feature if he gets a start.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.04 4.57 4.57
2nd Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
Dakota Premier
Trainer
Colin Simes
Owner
L Simes, K Stagg, N Farley
Prizemoney
$19,705
Last 10 Starts
1141121453
28 Months White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Dakota Bird
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,095 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 12 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 3 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Has a great record at the track with 10 wins from 13 starts. He ran an average race last week and will need to show a bit more pace if he is to factor in this final.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 30.09 4.41 4.55