Group Two Gosford Gold Cup Preview

Tuesday night will see the running of the highly anticipated $40,000 Group Two Gosford Gold Cup, after four sensational heats were conducted last Tuesday evening, with the winners being: Pantone Green (29.81), Magic Display (29.99), Awesome Project (29.62) and Billy Buzzard and My Signature finished in a dead-heat recording 29.75.

Despite Awesome Project securing time honours for the heats, much of the talk amongst trainers has surrounded reigning Group Two Black Top winner Billy Buzzard, who is a notable speedster when the lids fly, and My Signature who stormed home last week to almost clinch victory in a smart time.

Anthony Azzopardi will attempt to win his second consecutive Gosford Gold Cup with Hurricane Rino, after taking out the event last year with Free Will, who was ultra-impressive in a flying time of 29.59.

A terrific supporting program will accompany the big race on Tuesday night with a $7,000 consolation for those greyhounds who missed out on a final spot, along with the Middle Distance Championship over 600m, with connections to receive $5,000 for their efforts.

The Gosford Gold Cup will be run and won at 9.18pm (EDST).

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Avondale Amor
Trainer
Ronald Bell
Owner
Michael Eveleigh
Prizemoney
$24,650
Last 10 Starts
2324322712
33 Months Black Dog by Knocka Norris Micro Lee
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $912.96 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 7 10 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26 74
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 2 1
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 2
Comments: Ronald Bell (Trainer): “He’s a place chance. The others are a bit strong for him but he came home well last and ran down a dog which he usually doesn’t do, so Gosford might be his track. You never know what can happen and I’m happy with the inside box and just hope he has some luck.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.81 29.81 4.45 4.49
Box 2
Race Odds
$5.00
 My Signature
Trainer
Lena Sweetman
Owner
Lena Sweetman
Prizemoney
$22,405
Last 10 Starts
1125116111
37 Months Black Dog by Talk’s Cheap Signature Rowe
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $700.16 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 14 7 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 5 0 1
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 5 1 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment: Got to the line extremely well last week after being back in the field early to dead-heat with Billy Buzzard. Has an impeccable record at Gosford with a near record personal best of 29.40 and if he gets a clear run will be very hard to beat once again.
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.40 29.75  4.46  4.46
 Box 3
Race Odds
$21.00
Jeppeli
Trainer
Peter Ruetschi
Owner
Kenneth Crawford
Prizemoney
$25,606
Last 10 Starts
3575245622
38
Months
Brindle Dog by Elite and Classy Where Are You
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $556.65 Rating 75
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 6 10 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
13% 52%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 1
Comments: Peter Ruetschi (Trainer): “He’s feeling well and got to the line strong last week, which is the best he’s gone for a while. Box eight is a very strong runner and is the main danger. It’s a tough field but he’s improving every start and this will only be his second time at Gosford.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.91 29.91 4.37 4.37
Box 4
 
Race Odds
$15.00
Magic Display
Trainer
Evelyn Harris
Owner
L & S Bull
Prizemoney
$16,980
Last 10 Starts
2113151511
26 Months Black Bitch by Magic Sprite Display Bonus
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $771.82 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 10 4 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Comments: Evelyn Harris (Trainer): “There’s a lot of early pace in the race so I’m hoping she can begin well and get a run along the rails. She was terrific in her heat and had to do it hard because she got a few checks. I’ve got my fingers crossed she goes good again this week. Its a huge thrill to be in the race.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.99 29.99 4.41 4.41
Box 5
 
Race Odds
$21.00
Hurricane Rino
Trainer
Anthony Azzopardi
Owner
Pamela Braddon
Prizemoney
$22,900
Last 10 Starts
5723772222
28 Months Brindle Dog by Collision Taradearra
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $848.15 Rating 70
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 10 8 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 0
Comments: Anthony Azzopardi (Trainer): “He’s the biggest roughie in the race. He’s only a 30 second dog and a lot of things would have to go his way for him to be competitive in this. I was hoping to draw a box and unfortunately didn’t but I’m happy to be in it.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.07 30.07 4.39 4.39
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.50
Billy Buzzard
Trainer
David Richardson
Owner
Buzzard Syn
Prizemoney
$54,290
Last 10 Starts
1114143411
33 Months Black Dog by Cosmic Rumble Flying Buzzard
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,585.24 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 12 3 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 4 2 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 4 0 0
Comments: David Richardson (Trainer): “He’s feeling the best he’s ever felt at the moment and I was really happy with his performance last week. He’s running close to the sectional records every start and all he has to do is begin again. I’m not overly concerned with the box, but box two is the danger, he takes such a big stride and is so strong and fast.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.75 29.75 4.31 4.31
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.00
Pantone Green
Trainer
Margaret Keys
Owner
Side Pup Collective Syn
Prizemoney
$25,085
Last 10 Starts
1713323121
32 Months Black Dog by Magic Sprite Wind It Up
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $643.21 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 15 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 77%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 2 1
Comments: Kevin Keys (Kennel Representative): “As long as he gets around safely thats the main thing. I wasn’t suprised he went so good last week because his first start at the track he broke 30 and ran second. The box won’t worry him because he always jumps well, but he has to lead to win, he can’t come from behind.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.81 29.81 4.38 4.38
Box 8
Race Odds
$2.50
Awesome Project
Trainer
Bradley Canty
Owner
Bradley Canty
Prizemoney
$19,825
Last 10 Starts
5314271111
33 Months Black Dog by Collision Honour Phase
Start Moderate Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $1,293.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 10 4 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Comments: Bradley Canty (Trainer): “He will be very hard to beat. I wasn’t surprised with his time last week and he can improve that too. I’m very happy with box eight and he should get room to move from out there. Box six is the main danger.”
Best Gosford Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.62 29.62 4.59 4.59

2014 Gosford Cup Heats

Past Discussion

  1. Alansmith Thanks Alan – mistakes can always happen. Working for Sky Channel I’d have thought you’d know that better than most.

  2. Hey Alan,

    Grow up how old are you to criticise something so small and have the nerve to call in unprofessional..

    Fucken keyboard warrior…

    Great story dim. Keep up the amazing journalism.

    P.s. Alan can you please speed check that for me ya dumb shit..

  3. Well. There’s an intellectual response.

    The reality is that her articles have mistakes in them. That’s not my problem, but hers. I appreciate the language may difficult for some, certainly your reply suggests that, but I would expect that a “senior” writer would know the difference between his and he’s.

    Have a nice day.