2014 Group Three Gold Cup Final Preview

The final of the Group Three Gold Cup forms the piece de resistance of a great card of chasing at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

Victorian visitors look to have one paw on the trophy and the $25,000-to-the-winner prizemoney cheque.

Four invaders from down south qualified for this week’s final and form the popular quartet to win the race in punters (and many experts) opinions.

Will the trophy be heading interstate for the second straight year? Or can a local spring an upset and keep the cash in New South Wales

Let’s take a look at the race in detail;

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.20
Heat Replay
 
Lucy Wires
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Geoffrey Collins
Prizemoney
$125,770.00
Last 10 Starts
1514116562
36 Months   Dark Brindle   Bitch   by   Flying Penske Okgo Box To Wire
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,492.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 13 5 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 3 1 2
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Comments: Rob Britton (Trainer) – “I’m happy with the box-draw. I’ll be disappointed if she doesn’t run a real forward race from box one. But we have still got to beat a pretty good field. In the past she has probably began better from in near the fence and it is a long time since she has been drawn there. I’m hoping it will make the difference. But Dyna Willow has had the wood on her we have just got to hope that we can turn it around.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.82 42.21 16.15 16.55
Box 2
Race Odds 
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Cawbourne Looney
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
H Gilbert, S Byrnes, A Baker
Prizemoney
$57,030.00
Last 10 Starts
1577312164
37 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Trewly Special Book Of Days
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,188.00 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 14 5 8
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 8 1 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – A winner of eight at this trip who has broken the magical 42-second barrier here before. Runs her best races when she is on the pace which may not be easy to do in this type of field.

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.92 42.66 16.08 16.59
Box 3
Race Odds
$4.00
Heat Replay
 
Born Ali
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Noel Mugavin
Prizemoney
$239,875.00
Last 10 Starts
8114118711
39 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Velocette Born Princess
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,286.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
73 20 16 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 2 0
Comments: Rob Britton (Trainer) – “She could lead all the way, absolutely. She has been going terrific. You can’t been front runners, they don’t need luck, they just need to be good enough. Overall,  I’m happy with the way it has all panned out and confident that both dogs should run up to their ability, wether that is good enough, time will tell I guess.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.35 42.41 16.16 16.16
Box 4
 Race Odds
$17.00
Heat Replay
 
Eleazar
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Brian Allan
Prizemoney
$30,630.00
Last 10 Starts
2321617123

28 Months

  Brindle   Bitch   by   Bit Chili Cool Poss
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $1,056.00 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 7 11 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Likely leader who struggles to run out the 720 metres at Group level. Could put a space on them and with luck be right there at the finish. Will need things to go her way in the last hundred metres.

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.32 42.43 16.05 16.05
Box 5
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
 
Avondale Maurick
Trainer
Ronald Bell
Owner
Keenaz Syndicate
Prizemoney
$20,835.00
Last 10 Starts
7526114163
37 Months   Red Fawn   Dog   by   Knocka Norris Sirocco Pearl
Start Good Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $695.00 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 9 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 2 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comments: ARG opinion is – Looks a little out of his depth in this race. He is a fifth grader who is just starting to forge his way in the staying ranks and has only won two races beyond 700 metres. He comes up against some of the best in the country here and faces a gargantuan task.


Best Wentworth ParkTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.68 42.71 16.28 16.28
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.80
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$206,050.00
Last 10 Starts
1341127131
33 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Horizon Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,792.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 17 6 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 4 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 4 2 0
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “She is going well. We are hoping fro a little luck from box six in the final. We will see what happens. Most of all we just hope she gets around safely.”

 


Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.92 42.04 16.14 16.34
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
 
Destini Fireball
Trainer
Emilio Rinaldi
Owner
Emilio Rinaldi
Prizemoney
$631,095.00
Last 10 Starts
3283254112
48 Months   White & Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Greys Destiny
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $10,179.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
62 25 11 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 4 0 3
Comments: ARG opinion is – Veteran chaser who is as dour as they come. He should land in the top four or five and will just keep coming which a consistent pace throughout. If he is afforded the slightest amount of luck, he will be right in this race.

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.28 42.52 16.25 16.29
Box 8
Race Odds
$35.00
Heat Replay
 
Suits Us
Trainer
Kenneth Burnett
Owner
Alison Beavis
Prizemoney
$55,260.00
Last 10 Starts
3452632313
50 Months   Fawn   Dog   by   Bombastic Shiraz

Supreme

Dancer

Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $906.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 15 11 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 3 3 6
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 2 1
Comments: Ken Burnett (Trainer)  – “I’m quite happy sitting out in box eight, it is a hard race but I’m happy. It’s not going to be an easy race for him but personally I think he has going the best I’ve seen him go. He had a testicle up in his groin that we got cut out. Since we had that removed, he has come back a fair bit better. I think they will push down on the inside dogs, so if he stays out wide he might get a bit of a fly, if he does, well, you just don’t know, he’s racing pretty good. He came from a long way back last week, you can’t see it on the video but if you see the head-on from the boxes, the three cam straight left and knocked him down. As he went into the corner he was getting prettied up by the rest of them. I’m rely happy with the way he is going, but as you know, it’s a hard race, those Melbourne dogs are hard to beat. Anything can happen in a final, we are there and he is feeling good so we will see what happens.”

 

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.45 42.66 16.12 16.65
1st Res
Race Odds
$34.00
Heart Replay
 
Shoe Laces Lady
Trainer
Lesley Green
Owner
Lesley Green
Prizemoney
$25,980.00
Last 10 Starts
4828881225
32 Months White & Blue     Bitch   by   Cool Effort Thing Ona String
Start Good Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $684.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 10 11 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Will be longs odds if she gets a start. Her best is an average 42.77 at Wentworth Park and she will need solid improvement to factor in the placings. 
Best Wentworth ParkTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.77 42.77 16.32 16.47
2nd Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Kayla
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$114,140.00
Last 10 Starts
1611112325
29 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Surf Lorian Amity Bale
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,339.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 10 3 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
56% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  0  0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Up and coming stayer who has been placed at Group One level.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.80 42.80 16.51 16.51

Eleazar (4) and Born Ali (3) look the probable lamp-lighters in the race. The key for Born Ali will be staying clear of Eleazar. If she can do that, she is going to give them plenty to catch.

Lucy Wires (1) is drawn well and if she can come out in the top few she is likely to blow them away. The concern for her is that she can be tardy early and has a tendency to leave herself with too much to do.

Dyna Willow (6) is the consumate professional and can put herself in the race either from on the pace or off it. She is the most consistent bitch in the race and has to be strongly considered.

Despite having better form from inside draws, old-stager Destini Fireball (7) hasn’t gone too badly from box seven in the past either. He is a recent Group One winner who will just keep bobbing along on the pace. If he gets his chance he will take it.

Of the others Suits Us (8) is racing in great heart and from the wide draw could be in top top few at the finish, while Cawbourne Looney (2) has performed well at the track in easier races in the past. Both are locals who are very experienced at the track. They will need to produce their very best to win the race.