2014 Group Two Lismore Cup Preview

The Northern Rivers comes to life this Friday night when the final of the 2014 Group Two Lismore Cup takes place.

A cool $40,000 awaits the winner of the event which is run over the 520 metres on the winding loam circuit.

A field of consistent greyhounds have qualified for the race with plenty of early pace sure to provide some highlights in the initial stages.

Be sure to check the fixed odds market at Centrebet, where you can get up to $200 in free bets.

Here is a look at the race with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 

Love Kills

Trainer
Brian Partridge
Owner
Rat Race Syndicate
Prizemoney
$26,840
Last 10 Starts
2223363241
43 Months   Black   Dog   by   Surgeon London Lizzie
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,118 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 7 5 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 1
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 0
ARG Comments: Returned to form last week with his first win since May. He is rarely far away and is drawn to get the opportunities in this race. He is an way hope.
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.35 30.35 4.53 4.65
Box 2
Race Odds
$3.50
Heat Replay
 
Bill’s Fantasy
Trainer
William Elson
Owner
Cynthia Elson
Prizemoney
$30,890
Last 10 Starts
5733342241
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Premier Fantasy Regal Silver
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $702 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
44 15 5 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
William Elson (Trainer): “I missed the chance to trial him at Lismore and I nearly didn’t nominate him, but thought I would give it a go. If he jumps well, he will be hard to beat. I think he is entitled to be favourite. We have a good alley and he seems to like the track.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

30.19

30.19 4.41 4.41
Box 3
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
 
Mal Rose Hi
Trainer
Patrick Lavis
Owner
Trevor Thompson
Prizemoney
$10,105
Last 10 Starts
1314164112
29 Months   Black
&
White
  Dog   by   Vapour Whirl She Rose High
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $561 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 8 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 6 1 3
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
ARG Comments: Lismore specialist who will need to step well and find some room early to put himself in the race. If he can get that luck, he could be a knockout, but it is a big “if”.

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.21 30.25 4.46 4.46
Box 4
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Walk With Faith
Trainer
Tom Tzouvelis
Owner
Brett Gaspari
Prizemoney
$24,160
Last 10 Starts
4112127271

40 Months

  Black & White   Bitch   by  

Fear Zafonic

Surf Queen
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $636 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 11 9 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 3 0
Tom Tzouvelis (Trainer): “Hopefully she can cross Mal Rose Hi and find the fence. She is very strong and broke the 35-seconds at her first go over 600 metres at Albion Park. She has a small injury after that and is still on the way back. She has been racing well and only need that bit of luck to find the fence, then she may get the run.”
Best LismoreTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.27 30.27 4.46 4.46
Box 5
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Outa Tempo
Trainer
Peter Ruetschi
Owner
Kenneth Crawford
Prizemoney
$32,575
Last 10 Starts
2114213172
31 Months   Red Brindle   Dog   by   Outa Credit Where Are You
Start Risky Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $724 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
45 9 10 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 2 0
Peter Ruetschi (Trainer): “The box is not too bad, he is a middle to wide runner so he should be ok. He just needs to begin and hopefully get a crack at them.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.50 4.48 4.48
Box 6
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
 
Fusaichi Kahn
Trainer
Glenda Dart
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$26,110
Last 10 Starts
4252212232
32 Months   White & Brindle   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Daydream
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,044 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 6 11 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 0
Glenda Dart (Trainer): “He broke in at the track so he knows the place okay. He had a break in the lead up to this so he would be fresh. We would have been happier with an inside box, he will have to go straight, he cut a bit left last week.”
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.31 4.45 4.45
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Yogi Blue
Trainer
Peter O’Reilly
Owner
P & A O’Reilly
Prizemoney
$76,290
Last 10 Starts
4161124322
42 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cool Effort Opal Assassin
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $966 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
79 23 15 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 2 2

Peter O’Reilly (Trainer): “He trialled the Monday before the heats last week on a wet track, I’m not sure whether or not that may have just left him a little bit flat. He should be better for the run last week. If he can lead at the first corner, I will be stoked.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.27 4.43 4.43
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.50
Heat Replay
 
Birkdale Beauty
Trainer
Lee Wylie
Owner
Toowynose Syndicate
Prizemoney
$18,145
Last 10 Starts
1321111751
31 Months   Black   Bitch   by   El Grand Senor Tricky Uno
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $490 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 13 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 4 4 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Lee Wylie (Trainer): “I think I prefer him drawn out wide with that room to move. Last week was her best time and she ran a really good first section. We are really hoping she can do it again this week. She will need to lead, she has never really come from behind to win.”

Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.18 30.18 4.34 4.34
1st Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heart Replay
 
Dulcie Dee
Trainer
Edith Hancock
Owner
Edith Hancock
Prizemoney
$16,760
Last 10 Starts
3253775633
36 Months   Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Dulcinea
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $524 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 8 3 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 4 2 4
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: Has not won since last November and looks to be facing a stiff test in a race like this.
Best LismoreTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.13

30.29

4.39 4.39
2nd Res
Race Odds
$34.00
Heat Replay
 
Intensive Storm
Trainer
Dean Turley
Owner
First Timers Partnership
Prizemoney
$24,340
Last 10 Starts
4821312163
31 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Real Exciting
Start Fsir Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $427 Rating 81
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
57 11 7 12
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 2 2 6
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comments: Speedy type who has a less than flattering at the track winning just two from 15. Will need a lot of luck if she gets a start here.
Best Lismore Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.50 30.52 4.41 4.45

The charge to the first turn is going to be all important.

Birkdale Beauty (8) will be looking to replicate her slick first section from last week. If she can she may take some catching.

Bill’s Fantasy (2) has the draw and the pace to make this race his own and looks the obvious punter’s elect.

Yogi Blue (7) has plenty of class and should be improved from last week.

Outa Tempo (5) and Fusaichi Khan (6) are very consistent and their chances hinge on jumping ok and landing in the first couple early.

Walk With Faith (4) and Love Kills (1) both have powerful finishes and could have the last crack at the leaders.