2014 Group One National Futurity Preview

The Group One National Futurity final features eight female finalists racing for $75,000. The race kicks off the first of two big feature races at The Gardens on Friday night, with the Futurity listed as race six on the card and jumping at 8:58pm. Ritza Hattie is the fastest through to the final and possesses the best time at the track. She will need to overcome box eight to feature in the finish. Here is a look at the form and what some of the trainers have had to say about their dog’s chances.

Box 1
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Rev
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$8,645.00
Last 10 Starts
3416123234
24 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan American Spot
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $618.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 4 3 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 0 1
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0

Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Has the early speed to contest the lead and a good PB at the track. In with a chance.

Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.66 30.20 5.02 5.02
Box 2
Race Odds 
$4.40
Heat Replay
 
Smashing Sally
Trainer
Neil Falk
Owner
Lastlot Syndicate
Prizemoney
$11,410.00
Last 10 Starts
1664251112
22 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Hurricane Luke Smashing Jen
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $601.00 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 6 4 0
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Comments:  Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Strong bitch who has run fast times at Richmond. Had box eight last week running second and is better boxed closer to the rail. One of the chances.
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.87 30.04 4.99 4.99
Box 3
Race Odds
$34.00
Heat Replay
 
Queen Esther
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$18,225.00
Last 10 Starts
5613171744
30 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Lochinvar Marlow Fascinate Marina
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $675.00 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 7 2 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 3
Comments: Noelene Holloway (Trainer) – “She not long resumed from having a month off and is feeling really good. I am really happy with box three and confident that she will be very competitive in this race.”
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.00 30.27 5.02 5.02
Box 4
 Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
 
Rue De Khan
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$3,650.00
Last 10 Starts
1151123

24 Months

  White and Blue Fawn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro Shelbourne Dawn
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $608.00 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: Dean Swain (Trainer) –  “I think she is a real chance and is very underrated in this race. She’s only had the six starts and has no speed on her outside so I’m hoping she can jump well again. Last week she was unlucky, but she’s a young bitch on the up and I wouldn’t have put her in this series if I didn’t think she was up to it.”
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.80 29.89 5.00 5.00
Box 5
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
 
Little Satisfies
Trainer
Ryan Tredway
Owner
Ryan Tredway
Prizemoney
$4,240.00
Last 10 Starts
7414521
28 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Really Satisfies
Start Slow Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $606.00 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 43%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Upset winner last week and will need a lot of luck to feature in the final.
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.03 30.03 5.07 5.14
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Delta
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
Damian Hallinan
Prizemoney
$5,560.00
Last 10 Starts
1223114132
23 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Bekim Bale Scarlett Spy
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $556.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 4 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0  0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Talented youngster who is right in this if she has some luck in the early stages of the race.
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.58 29.67 5.07 5.07
Box 7
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Cobra
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$3,700.00
Last 10 Starts
1122623543
24 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan American Spot
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating

$247.00

Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 3 5 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1  1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Hasn’t won at Unibet Gardens from four attempts. The roughest of Jodie Lord’s chances in this race.
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.00 30.09 5.03 5.18
Box 8
Race Odds
$1.80
Heat Replay
 
Ritza Hattie
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$110,535.00
Last 10 Starts
1231121121
27 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Bombastic Shiraz Midnight Flare
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,526.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 12 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
60% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2  1  0  1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0  0
Comments: Mark Gatt (Trainer) – “Has been good her past couple of starts but is jumping badly and I have done some box work with her this week to try and turn that around. She pulled up good after the run and is a chance if she jumps.”
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.41 29.55 4.95 5.11
1st Res
Race Odds
$7.50
Heart Replay
 
Cawbourne Whip
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
Jodie Lord
Prizemoney
$38,280.00
Last 10 Starts
1118111245
24 Months   Black and White   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan American Spot
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,552.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 8 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
53% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6  1 0  1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Reels of fast early sections and a live chance if she gains a start. Has a fast 29.46 PB at Unibet Gardens to her name.
Best Unibet Gardens Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.46 30.50 4.94 5.20
2nd Res
Race Odds
$N/A
Heat Replay
 
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Prizemoney
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Last 10 Starts
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Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
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Strike Rates
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Track & Dist.
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Box 6 Record
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Ritza Hattie (8) has not been beginning well in recent weeks, but has been overcoming poor starts to still feature in the business end of her races. She should get some room from box eight as there is not much speed inside her. Zipping Delta (6) has shown a lot of talent in her short career, missing a place only once in her 10 starts and she is very strong at the end, but has not been done any favours by the box draw.

Cawbourne Rev (1) has drawn well on the rails and if she runs up to her best and there is a little bit of interference to Ritza Hattie, she could emerge as one of the place-getters. Smashing Sally (2) is also drawn well close to the rails and has flown around Richmond in her two starts prior to the Futurity series. She is yet to be unplaced at The Gardens.

The smokey in the field appears to be Rue De Kahn (4). She has only had the six career starts, possesses early speed and has no speed drawn to her immediate outside.