Cyril Rowe Plate Final Preview

The final of the Group 3 Sportingbet Cyril Rowe Plate takes place at Bulli on Wednesday at 9:25pm, which is Race 8 on the card. My Signature (4) is the favourite to take out the race after an impressive debut at the track in the heats. Belfast Johnny (5) is on the second line of betting, with Knocka’s Return the third favourite after being the fastest heat winner. This is a tough final, with plenty of chances.

Box 1
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
 
Ritza Ryder
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$142,153.00
Last 10 Starts
3615353313
50 Months   Red Fawn   Dog   by    Where’s Pedro Midnight Flare
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,947.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
73 21 12 17
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 6 4 2
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 0 2
Comments: Mark Gatt (Trainer) – “I think he’s well boxed. He’s an older dog now but he’ll be trying. He is in good shape for the race.”
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.02 26.41 10.09 N/A
Box 2
Race Odds 
$10.00
Heat Replay
 
Spring Eddie
Trainer
Bruce Lloyd
Owner
 Bruce Lloyd & David Purnell
Prizemoney
$23,810.00
Last 10 Starts
2116132211
46 Months   Black   Dog   by   El Galo Spring Smile
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $554.00 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 14 11 6
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 2 2
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 5 3 0
Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Has speed early but will need to be a clear leader to be in with a chance as there are faster and stronger dogs in the field.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.33  26.39 9.97 9.97
Box 3
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
 
Zipping Logan
Trainer
John Chapman
Owner
Blue Rock Syndicate
Prizemoney
$46,156.00
Last 10 Starts
4411382127
46 Months   Blue Brindle   Dog   by   Made To Size Valeri’s Purse
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,198.00 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
69 21 12 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 2 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 0 0
Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Has good form at the track but will need to improve on his personal best to be in the finish.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.31  26.31  N/A N/A
Box 4
 Race Odds
$3.00
Heat Replay
 
My Signature
Trainer
Lena Sweetman
Owner
Lena Sweetman
Prizemoney
$23,805.00
Last 10 Starts
1251161111

37 Months

  Black   Dog   by   Talk’s Cheap Signature Rowe
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $721.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 15 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 0
Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is –Could not have been more impressive last week running 26.08. Right in this.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.08 26.08 10.00 10.00
Box 5
Race Odds
$3.50
Heat Replay
 
Belfast Johnny
Trainer
Troy Vella
Owner
Deanna Hart
Prizemoney
$101,780.00
Last 10 Starts
2113311143
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble Wongawilli Sue
Start Risky Running Middle Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $5,654.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
61% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2  1 0
Comments: Troy Vella (Trainer) – “If he jumps with them I know he can go close but he didn’t jump too good last week. We’ve been doing a bit of work with him since last week’s run, so we are expecting him to go pretty good. He will be very competitive. He missed the kick badly from the eight last week because of the silent lure at Bulli. He seems to fight a bit harder when he’s in the middle of the pack to push through.”
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.24 26.24 N/A N/A
Box 6
Race Odds
$4.00
Heat Replay
 
Knocka’s Return
Trainer
Mark Wilcox
Owner
Mark Wilcox
Prizemoney
$33,070.00
Last 10 Starts
1621321211
34 Months   Red Brindle & White   Dog   by   Knocka Norris Winning Shiraz
Start  Risky Running Rail Finish  Strong
Prizemoney Rating $894.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 37  18 9 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
49% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9  5 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 1  1
Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is –Strong dog who just needs some room to move in the early stages of the race. If he gets the room, watch him unwind at the finish. Big hope.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.03  26.03 N/A  N/A
Box 7
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Fast Archer 
Trainer
Clay Mullens
Owner
Brett Hogden
Prizemoney
$43,545.00
Last 10 Starts
1763174482
 35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Collision  Clay Model
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,361.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 12 6 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  0   1  0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 0
Comments: Clay Mullens (Trainer) – “He’s not the fastest dog in the race, but anything can happen. He will be better for the run this week. I was really impressed with his run last week. I would rather the rail, but being such a long straight the outside won’t bother him too much. He’s definitely the improver.” 
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
 26.51 26.51 N/A N/A
Box 8
Race Odds
$12.00
Heat Replay
 
Osteria Mozza
Trainer
Christine Oldfield
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$25,250.00
Last 10 Starts
3341311422
37 Months   Black)   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Dusty Retreat
Start Good Running Rail Finish   Strong
Prizemoney Rating $647.00 Rating  97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 36  8 8 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22%  69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4  2 2 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3  0 0   0
Ron Oldfield (Kennel Representative) –“He jumped well last week and handled the outside box and got himself across to the fence and led. I’m hoping that he will come out just as well this week. He’s drawn the eight but he’s got a fair bit of speed underneath him. He went well last week and he’s pulled up okay himself so we’re hoping that he’ll go okay. I think there’s a few chances in the race. When you’ve got box eight, you’ve got to get across seven good dogs. It’s not easy, you’ve got to put everything together and you’ve got to jump well and show pace and you’ve got to go left to get across them. If you stay out on the track they’ll hunt up underneath you. We hope he’s a chance.”
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.13  26.13  9.97 9.97
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
 
 Gradence
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
 Joseph Scerri
Prizemoney
$101,168.00
Last 10 Starts
1322241213
44 Months   Black & White   Dog   by   Vapour Whirl Ding’s Rocket
Start  Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,297.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
78 21 17 19
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27%  73%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 5   1  1 2
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments – Slow beginner who will need luck early to be a chance at the finish.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.52  26.69 N/A N/A
2nd Res
Race Odds
$4.00
Heat Replay
 
Natural Player
Trainer
Mark Wilcox
Owner
Mark Wilcox
Prizemoney
$9,015.00
Last 10 Starts
1137111114
34 Months   Blue Brindle   Dog   by   Knocka’s Return Winning Shiraz
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $530.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 17 13  1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
76% 88%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A  N/A N/A
Comments: Was very unlucky last week when trying to make a run in the first half of the race. A chance if he gets a suitable draw.
Best Bulli Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.29 26.45  N/A  N/A

As stated, this is a tough race on paper. There’s plenty of early speed amongst Spring Eddie (2), My Signature (4), Belfast Johnny (5) and Osteria Mozza (8). Belfast Johnny is still adjusting to the silent lure and if he times the start well in the final, he will be hard to beat. If My Signature leads, he will be hard to run down. Knocka’s Return (6) is a very fast animal and if he can get a clear run, is capable of anything. Zipping Logan (3) doesn’t have a bad record at Bulli, while Fast Archer (7) is the natural improver with this race being his second run back from a spell. If any dog makes a mistake in the race, the experienced Ritza Ryder (1) will be there to capitalise. He loves Bulli and has won a feature event at the track previously.

2014 Cyril Rowe Plate Heats