Group Three Laurie Healion Memorial Final Preview

The Group Three Laurie Healion Memorial Final concludes today at The Garden’s, with $25,000 awaiting successful connections after the race.

Surfection comes into the race as favourite, recording a sizzling 29.68 on debut two weeks ago and will be very hard to hold out from a suitable box three draw. Trained locally by Cliff Clark, owner Cory Clark was given the mother of the greyhound to race and breed with and now is having the time of his life watching this son of Surf Lorian and Teenage Dream, mature into a very smart greyhound.

Invisible and Lightest Touch will challenge for the lead from the outside boxes and Zipping Jacob has been very unlucky at his past two runs and is drawn to perfection in box one.

The final will be race five on today’s card, jumping at 5.08pm.

The odds below are the current fixed odds at Sportingbet, who are also offering a $700 free bet.

Box 1
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
Zipping Jacob
Trainer
Scott Austen
Owner
Scott Austen
Prizemoney
$455
Last 10 Starts
233
24 Months Fawn Dog by Spring Gun Agent Gibbs
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $151.67 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 2
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Scott Austen (Trainer): “I was so happy when I saw he had box one. I’m pleased with his past two runs and hopefully he can jump better this week and get up near the leaders. It’s a huge thrill to be in this final.”
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.33 30.33 5.35 5.35
Box 2
Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
Bedlam Bridge
Trainer
Christopher Carl
Owner
Christopher Carl
Prizemoney
$1,625
Last 10 Starts
5453235222
23 Months Black Dog by Bekim Bale Desolate
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $108.33 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 0 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0% 40%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
ARG Opinion: Has been a very consistent greyhound during this series, finishing runner up in both his heat and semi-final. Is a poor beginner, however a handy box draw should suit him and can challenge for a place.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.37 30.46 5.24 5.29
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.05
Heat Replay
Surfection
Trainer
Clifford Clark
Owner
Cory Clark
Prizemoney
$415
Last 10 Starts
41
20 Months Blue Brindle Dog by Surf Lorian Teenage Dream
Start Fast Running Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $207.5 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Cory Clark (Owner): “It’s the third time he’s been in a full field, so he has the same chance as any of the other finalist’s but if he can find the lead I’m praying for a good outcome.”
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.69 31.16 4.93 5.07
Box 4
Race Odds
$13.00
Heat Replay
Devine Lad
Trainer
Patrick Parrelli
Owner
Jason Parrelli
Prizemoney
$600
Last 10 Starts
622X24
31 Months Red Brindle Dog by Collision Devine Rush
Start Good Running Rail Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $100 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0 3 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0

ARG Opinion:
Fast beginner who has produced a solid performance in his heat, however tends to weaken at the finish. Look for him to be up with the early leaders and could hold on for a place.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.32 30.41 5.02 5.02
Box 5
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
Lika Jay Jay
Trainer
Martin Bowe
Owner
Donald Henry
Prizemoney
$1,140
Last 10 Starts
531
19 Months Black Bitch by Superman Jamati Jamie
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $380 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG opinion: Showed brilliant acceleration in his semi-final win last week, recording good sections and if he gets a clear path will take some running down.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.01 30.01 5.09 5.09
Box 6
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Don’t Point
Trainer
Peter Neilson
Owner
Spud Racing Syn
Prizemoney
$1,140
Last 10 Starts
754631
28 Months Black and White Bitch by Cosmic Chief Points
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $ Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17% 33%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 0
ARG opinion: Recorded his first victory last week at huge odds of $41 from box five and will need some luck again at the start from a poor box draw, however his solid run home time last week does give this greyhound some hope.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.31 30.31 5.16 5.20
Box 7
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
Invisible
Trainer
Larry Procopio
Owner
Larry Procopio
Prizemoney
$1,170
Last 10 Starts
762522632
27 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Brisk Miss
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $130 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 0 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
ARG Opinion: Was very unlucky last week when he got forced wide in the home turn and finished second. Ran third the week prior in smart time and has the early pace to cross from the wide draw.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.96 30.19 5.10 N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
Lightest Touch
Trainer
Robert Glover
Owner
Jean Lewis
Prizemoney
$570
Last 10 Starts
13
23 Months Black and White Dog by Where’s Pedro Vee Girl Vane
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $ Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG Opinion: Was very impressive on debut in his heat clocking smart time from a wide box draw. Definitely has the early speed to use the right box to perfection and will be a threat in this final if he gets close enough.
Best Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.98 30.91 5.05 5.07