2015 Group Two Gosford Gold Cup Final Preview

GOSFORD greyhound track is the place to be this Friday night, with the running of the Woy Woy Poultry Gold Cup Final, with successful connections set to receive $40,000 in prize money.

Last year’s event was taken out by Awesome Project, who’s now dominating the Victorian racing circuit.

Zipping Willow will start a short priced favourite for Hunter Valley trainer Jason Mackay, after a sizzling all the way display last week in 29.48. Ideally drawn near the rails, this Wentworth Park specialist will be looking to notch up her thirty fifth career win and crack the $200,000 prize money barrier.

Last week’s fastest final qualifier Are Jip is awkwardly drawn in box five, however will only need some luck in running to challenge this field. The Kristy Sultana- trained chaser clocked a near record time of 29.36 in his heat and will have plenty of support on Friday night from punters.

Mentioned by many as one of the greatest Gosford Cup fields ever assembled, all eight greyhounds have a considerably strong chance of securing the win, and kicking off their 2015 racing campaign in style.

The final will be run and won at 9.37pm EDST.

Box 1
Race Odds
$1.85
 
 
Zipping Willow
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$190,095.00
Last 10 Starts
2411411131
June-11   Black   Bitch   by   Goodesy Sirocco Lass
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,727.35 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 34 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 86%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 8 0 0

Cameron Hallinan (Kennel Representative):
“She is suited perfectly on the inside alley, but Are Jip is the big danger.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.48 29.48 4.36 4.36
Box 2
Race Odds
$9.00
 
 
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$136,810
Last 10 Starts
2215812542
Feb-2012   White & Blue Fawn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro Shelbourne Dawn
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,336.83 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
41 12 11 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 5 2
Dean Swain (Trainer): “I’m really with the box draw and just hoping she can begin well and put herself in the race. Her fitness will be a lot better this week and after a good trial on Monday morning, i’m expecting her to go well.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.58 29.58 4.42 4.42
Box 3
Race Odds
$15
Heat Replay
 
Farmer’s Gold
Trainer
Darren Russell
Owner
Margaret Dwyer
Prizemoney
$43,020
Last 10 Starts
6121f22241
Jan-12   Fawn   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Surin’ Sal
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,688.75 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 8 3 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 2 0
Darren Russell (Trainer): “I think he will go well, but will need luck at the first turn.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.53 29.53 4.62 4.62
Box 4
Race Odds
$11
 
 
Zipping Angel
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$27,030
Last 10 Starts
2513352142

Jan-12

  Black   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan Agent Gibbs
Start Average Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1.228.64 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 7 5 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Cameron Hallinan (Kennel Representative): “I don’t think she will be too far away from Zipping Willow with the right run.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.54 29.54 4.44 4.44
Box 5
Race Odds
$5.50
 
 
Are Jip
Trainer
Kristy Sultana
Owner
Kristy Sultana
Prizemoney
$34,955
Last 10 Starts
2151114331
Dec-2012  

Black

  Dog   by   Fabregas Monique’s Doll
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,590.68 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 10 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Kristy Sultana (Trainer): “A very hard race and the box draw doesn’t help him either. If it’s meant to be it will be.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.36 29.36 4.40 4.40
Box 6
Race Odds
$11
Heat Replay
 
Magic Display
Trainer
Evelyn Harris
Owner
Dayle Cogdon
Prizemoney
$64,830
Last 10 Starts
4531487112
Oct-2011   Black   Bitch   by   Magic Sprite Display Bonus
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $ Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 19 6 13
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 3 3 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 0 2
ARG Comment: Battled on gamely last week, finishing second behind Jewel Action in fast time. Has the early pace to overcome this awkward box draw and can put herself into the race during the early stages.
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.80 29.83 4.34 4.40
Box 7
Race Odds
$9
 
 
Jewel Action
Trainer
Kristy Sultana
Owner
Timothy Caines
Prizemoney
$56,135
Last 10 Starts
1823282271
Oct-2012   Brindle   Bitch   by   Tuiaki Miss Beeslee
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,304 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 12 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 88%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Kristy Sultana (Trainer): “A very hard race and the box draw doesn’t help her either. If it’s meant to be it will be.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.58 29.70 4.36 4.40
Box 8
Race Odds
$9
 
 
Ritza Hattie
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$186,565
Last 10 Starts
3215322632
Nov-2011   Black   Bitch   by   Bombastic Shiraz Midnight Flare
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,664.13 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 16 13 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 1
Mark Gatt (Trainer): “The box won’t help her, but I was really happy with her run last week behind Zipping Willow and hopefully she can begin well and get across from this draw.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.62 29.62 4.54 4.54
1st Res
Race Odds
$16
 
 
Queen Esther
Trainer
Noelene Holloway
Owner
Noelene Holloway
Prizemoney
$98,765
Last 10 Starts
2344213223
Aug-2011   Black   Bitch   by Lochinvar Marlow  

Fascinate Marina

Start Fast Running Rail Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $1,391.06 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
71 20 8 12
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 5 1 3
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comment: Led the field until the home turn in her heat last week and finished third. If she gains a start will be one of the front runners, however lacks the stamina to match it with some of these.
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.63 29.63 4.35 4.35
2nd Res
Race Odds
$4.50
 
 
Anything Less
Trainer
John Finn
Owner
Glenn Rounds
Prizemoney
$79,530
Last 10 Starts
1113212313
Aug-2012   Black   Dog   by  

Bekim Bale

Casey’s Angel
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,185.79 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 11 3 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
58% 89%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comment – Flew home last week to finish third after a slow getaway. A huge chance if he gains a start, however will need some luck in running.
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.76 29.76 4.59 4.59