2014 Group Three Summer Cup Final Preview

Champion bitch Sweet It Is will highlight the field for the Group Three 2014 Summer Cup at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

She will look to emulate her feat from the Bold Trease a fortnight ago and add another black type victory next to her name.

Victorians originally made up half of this year’s field, however the scratching of Beks will see that number reduced to three. This will give the local dogs an extra crack at the arduous task of keeping the trophy in New South Wales.

No finalists from the 2013 running of the event appear again this year. That race was won by the recently retired Dyna Willow.

$25,000 awaits winning connections for the 2014 event which is Race Eight on the card and scheduled to jump at 9:48pm

here is an in-depth look at the race with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
SCR
Heat Replay
Beks SCRATCHED
Trainer
N/A
Owner
N/A
Prizemoney
N/A
Last 10 Starts
N/A
N/A N/A N/A by N/A N/A
Start N/A Running N/A Finish N/A
Prizemoney Rating N/A Rating N/A
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
N/A N/A
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
SCRATCHED 
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Box 2
Race Odds
$1.35
Heat Replay
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Two Bears Syndicate
Prizemoney
$600,565
Last 10 Starts
3222111211
November 2011 Black Bitch by Mogambo Off Springer
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $12,512 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
47 16 11 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 3 1
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 0
ARG Comments: The Queen of Australian staying racing and a four time Group One winner. She showed uncustomary early speed in her heat to sizzle and run a near record 41.55. She is the class in the field and only needs a semi-clear run to win.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.55 41.55 16.30 16.30
Box 3
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
Dusty Moonshine
Trainer
Denice Warren
Owner
Alanna Orbell
Prizemoney
$49,725
Last 10 Starts
1146111363
September 2011 Blue Bitch by El Grand Senor Kiacatoo Pearl
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,260 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 11 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 4 0 2
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Denice Warren (Trainer): “I have always said she is a couple of lengths of being a good group dog and that is the case again here. She should strip fitter after last week. She has had her share of injuries and that makes it hard to manage her racing. She needs to find her early pace again in this race. I have picked a couple of races out for her coming up and she will race until she comes in season. After that, her owner has a Collision straw, so that’s where she will be heading.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.86 42.57 16.18 16.68
Box 4
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Greta’s Rescue
Trainer
Rod McDonald
Owner
Graham Codner
Prizemoney
$19,115
Last 10 Starts
1424132122
June 2012 Blue Brindle Bitch by Cosmic Rumble Dana Mel
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $490 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 8 9 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 3 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 0 2 2
Rod McDonald (Trainer): “She is probably the youngest and most inexperienced in the field in terms of staying racing. The draw doesn’t look too bad, she has a couple of slower ones inside. The main worry is the five, she led our heat last week. Maybe she will hold the outside dogs out and we will get a nice run though.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.27 42.70 16.51 16.58
Box 5
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
Joane
Trainer
Christine Proctor
Owner
David Gilders
Prizemoney
$27,735
Last 10 Starts
5123324144
June 2012 Black Bitch by Magic Sprite Verity Chase
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $792 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 3 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 0 0
Christine Proctor (Trainer): “She is in a very hard race, I don’t know if she is up to this sort of field just yet. She was a horrible beginner over the sprints early in her career but she is coming out very well over the distance. If she can run a place, I would be over the moon.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.40 42.82 16.51 16.58
Box 6
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Avondale Maurick
Trainer
Ron Bell
Owner
Keenaz Syndicate
Prizemoney
$48,455
Last 10 Starts
7721261431
February 2011 Red Fawn Dog by Knocka Norris Sirocco Pearl
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $969 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 15 8 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 5 4 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Ron Bell (Trainer): “We didn’t get any favours with the boxes, we have three in Saturday and they have all drawn box six. Really, he is in a very hard race, he is a 42.4 dog and you can’t win these running that sort of time. He does have some pace and he could even lead, but he would have to hold out the best dog in Australia. He did manage to hold out Space Star a few weeks ago and win but this is a lot harder.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.34 42.57 16.28 16.55
Box 7
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Zipping Rory
Trainer
Bethany Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$55,715
Last 10 Starts
43515721F2
February 2012 Red Fawn Dog by Mantra Lad Cho Chang
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,548 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 11 4 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 0 0 4
Peter Dapiran (Kennel Representative): “He seems to have recovered well from his fall at Sandown, he just needs to begin as well as he can and hopefully get a clear run, he really needs that clear run.”
 
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.75 42.49 16.13 16.44
Box 8
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Zipping Maggie
Trainer
Peter Dapiran
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$90,875
Last 10 Starts
6221436223
May 2012 Dark Brindle Bitch by Turanza Bale Natalie Rass
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,029 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 12 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 2
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 1
Peter Dapiran (Trainer): “I would probably prefer her drawn underneath Zipping Rory just in case he holds her out a little bit, but hopefully she can begin well and find the lead.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.78 42.57 16.00 17.02
1st Res
Race Odds
$26.00
Heart Replay
Raramuri
Trainer
Ian Morgan
Owner
Victor Peruch
Prizemoney
$16,260
Last 10 Starts
4415213325
August 2012 Dark Brindle Bitch by Trewly Special Now Quoted
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $625 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 4 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 3 1 2
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comment: A young stayer who has not won since September and is yet to be proven in the top grade. She gets her chance against the best in the country here but she will need to improve on her best of 42.15 to be a hope.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.15 42.76 16.23 16.35
2nd Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
Pumped Up Zarr
Trainer
Neil Staines
Owner
William Miller
Prizemoney
$60,210
Last 10 Starts
3551651115
August 2010 Black Dog by Big Daddy Cool Midnight Drama
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,204 Rating X
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 15 8 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 7 2 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comment: Veteran chaser who had been in some of the best form of his career before a fifth to Avondale Maurick in the heats. He will need to jump and hope for luck if he gets a gig in this one.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.07 42.91 16.04 16.78

The speed in the race is likely to come from Zipping Maggie (8), Joane (5) and Dusty Moonshine (3). Zipping Rory (7), Avondale Maurick (6) and Greta’s Rescue (4) should also be close to the speed.

The equation for the race is simple, if Sweet It Is (2) can secure a reasonably clear passage in transit, the race is hers for the taking.

If she finds too much trouble, it is wide open for those up front to pinch. Zipping Maggie is the obvious class runner of the others but will need to find her best to win.