2014 Group Three Top Cat Video Final Preview

What better way to close the curtain on AFL Grand Final day than with some Group racing over the half-mile at The Meadows.

$25,000 awaits the winner of the Group Three 2014 Top Cat Video final which features not only some of the best established stayers in the country, but also one very talented up and comer.

Many of the stars engaged did battle in the Chairman’s Cup at Wentworth Park final just a fortnight ago when youngster Zipping Maggie upset a quality field.

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Box 1
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$260,970
Last 10 Starts
4222876581
39 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Horizon Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,775 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 20 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 3 3 2
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 0
ARG Comments: A Group performed bitch who returned from a form slump in style last week to register a 42.58 heat win. She has finally drawn a decent box in a big race final and has an imposing record in the red vest. This week will be a good indication if she is back to her best or if it was a one off.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.16 42.58 4.56 5.06
Box 2
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Bethany Dapiran
Owner
Hallinan Syndicate
Prizemoney
$39,195
Last 10 Starts
3331734443
31 Months   Red Fawn   Dog   by   Mantra Lad Cho Chang
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,400 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 9 2 8
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 0 4
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 1
ARG Comments: A consistent dog who will keep coming. He is yet to break through and make his mark at the elite level and may find these just a little too hot. He looks a place chance at best.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

42.17

42.86 4.53 5.10
Box 3
Race Odds
$51.00
Heat Replay
 
Bailey Rose
Trainer
Eddie Lieshout
Owner
The Golden Paw Syndicate
Prizemoney
$16,811
Last 10 Starts
3516122363
30 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Spanky
Start Fair Running MIddle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $885 Rating 82
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 5 3 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 2
ARG Comments: Flew home to go down narrowly to the two big guns (Xylia Allen and Zipping Maggie) last week in her heat. She is likely to go around at big odds and is a young improver. Should she get a few breaks in transit she will be rattling home and could jag a placing.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 43.11 4.97 4.97
Box 4
Race Odds
$81.00
Heat Replay
 
Zell Bale
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$40,271
Last 10 Starts
1518273214

33 Months

  White & Fawn   Dog   by  

Big Daddy Cool

Talia Bale
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,033 Rating 76
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 8 5 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 0
ARG Comments: Stepped up from sprints to finish fourth in his heat some 8 1/2 lengths behind Zipping Maggie. He is likely to struggle against the top class opposition in this event.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 43.57 5.04 5.04
Box 5
Race Odds
$4.00
Heat Replay
 
Xylia Allen
Trainer
Jenny Hunt
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$740,230
Last 10 Starts
141121122
41 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Turanza Bale Tayah Bale
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $9,253 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
80 40 13 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 80%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 7 2 2
ARG Comments: Champion bitch who was mowed down in the last stride by Zipping Maggie in last Saturday’s heat. Is likely to be on the speed and is capable of anything. Her record is not overly flattering at The Meadows but she can never be under estimated.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.47 43.06 4.97 4.97
Box 6
Race Odds
$2.40
Heat Replay
 
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bear’s Syndicate
Prizemoney
$430,745
Last 10 Starts
1221121232
33 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Mogambo Off Springer
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $10,769 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 11 8 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 1 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 3 1 1
ARG Comments: Triple Group One winner who puts her luck in the lap of the Gods as she tries to negotiate her way through a field. She has an exciting finishing style and will be flying home late. She is another with a record at The Meadows which is not as good as her results at other venues. If she is midfield halfway through the race, watch her mow them down.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.67 42.65 4.56 5.15
Box 7
Race Odds
$3.30
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
Halinan Syndicate
Prizemoney
$80,425
Last 10 Starts
8285111111
28 Months   Dark Brindle   Bitch   by   Turanza Bale Natalie Rass
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,656 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 12 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
55% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 0

ARG Comments: The most exciting staying prospect in the country at the moment. She has won her last six races in a row and defeated the best in the process. She won her heat and final of the Group Three Chairman’s Cup in Sydney before giving Xylia Allen a start and a beating here last week. She has to be considered a huge chance to continue on that form in this one.

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
43.06 43.06 5.02 5.02
Box 8
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Shot To Bits
Trainer
Paul Ryder
Owner
Rypa Syndicate
Prizemoney
$36,350
Last 10 Starts
412211114
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bekim Bale Eye The Tiger
Start Slow Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,019 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 9 4 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
ARG Comments: An emerging stayer who gets his first crack at a Group final in this race. He is risky at box rise and it would be preferable to see him on the speed. He might be a knock-out chance if things fall his way but he is likely to need luck.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.68 42.93 4.59 5.17
1st Res
Race Odds
$51.00
Heart Replay
 
Paris Sparks
Trainer
Dennis Pulis
Owner
Dennis Pulis
Prizemoney
$61,200
Last 10 Starts
6681725615
46 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by   Bombastic Shiraz Infinite Charm
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $746 Rating 75
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
82 13 6 14
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
16% 40%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: An old stager who does not win out of turn and looks tested in this class. He would be rougher than a pineapple if he managed to gain a start here.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
43.15

43.28

4.93 5.00
2nd Res
Race Odds
$31.00
Heat Replay
 
Can Can Hurrican
Trainer
Patrick Bouchier
Owner
J Turner
Prizemoney
$35,555
Last 10 Starts
4213432135
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Hurricane Luke Cin Cin Shiraz
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,045 Rating 78
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 9 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: A reasonably consistent on pacer who bombed the start last week and snuck into the reserves for this. Would face a stiff task to be any hope of winning this should he get a start.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 43.90 4.53 5.15

Early speed could play a big part to the chances of Xylia Allen (5) and Zipping Maggie (7). If either of them can find a prominent position early, then they are sure to be right in the finish.

Sweet It Is (6) will rely on room to move in transit to be a genuine winning hope.

If Dyna Willow (1) can make use of the favourable draw and reproduce last week’s effort, she will be in this up to her ears.

Bailey Rose (4) and Zipping Rory (2) are sure to be running on in and are minor place hopes.