2014 Group One Brisbane Cup Final Preview

The 2014 Brisbane Cup looms as a terrific final with eight supremely talented chasers all looking to secure the riches.

Four locals will take on four interstate contenders where the winner will walk away $75,000 richer.

The race is set to jump at 9:16pm QLD time, lets look at each of the runners and see what their connections have to say.

Box 1
Race Odds
$15
Heat Replay
 
Cyndie’s Special
Trainer
William Elson
Owner
Cynthia Elson
Prizemoney
$64,765
Last 10 Starts
6235742662
November
2011
  Black   Bitch   by   Premier
Fantasy
Regal
Silver
Start Moderate Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,199 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
54 14 18 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
42 10 14 5
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 3 0
Bill Elson (Trainer) – You can’t beat box one. She should go with them and if she can keep her position on the rails around the first turn then she will have a chance. She has plenty of mid- race strength but they are all good dogs in it.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.86 30.07 (2nd) 5.54 5.69
Box 2
Race Odds
$3
Heat Replay
 
Iva Vision
Trainer
Peter Young
Owner
Conton Miller Young Syndicate
Prizemoney
$117,925
Last 10 Starts
1181121121
March
2012
  Black   Dog   by   Ivan
Brown
Visualization
Start Modeate Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,896 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 13 4 0
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
65% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 9 1 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Peter Brown (Trainer) – It is a good field. I think he will go alright but we are definitely not confident of winning the race, there are too many speedsters in there. It all depends on how he gets to the first corner. He rails good, hopefully when he hits the first turn he can weave his way through.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.62 30.15 5.55 5.72
Box 3
Race Odds
$34
Heat Replay
 
You Can Talk
Trainer
Peter Ruetschi
Owner
Kenneth Crawford
Prizemoney
$75,385
Last 10 Starts
5613325221
March
2012
  Red
Brindle
  Bitch   by   Outa
Credit
Where
Are
You
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,538 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
49 19 11 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 13 6 5
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 1
Peter Ruetschi (Trainer) – She has been a good bitch for us. It will be a hard race for her to win, but she is in it because she has got early pace. She can’t go as quick of some of the dogs but she is there, that’s the main thing.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.94 30.20 5.52 5.55
Box 4
Race Odds
$6
Heat Replay
 
Exhibitionist
Trainer
Darryl Chapman
Owner
Darryl Chapman & Darren Scells
Prizemoney
$75,385
Last 10 Starts
5613325221

December
2011

  Red
Fawn
  Bitch   by   Superman Naughty
Nicki
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,753 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 16 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
37% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 6 1 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 0
Darryl Chapman (Trainer) – It’s all about her start, if she gets far enough in front she wins. I don’t think the box really matters if she jumps because she will just go to the lead but if they crowd her we will have a problem.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.91 29.91 5.49 5.49
Box 5
Race Odds
$31
Heat Replay
 
Le Sirenuse
Trainer
Tom Tzouvelis
Owner
Toni Graham
Prizemoney
$41,675
Last 10 Starts
1F15841211
January
2012
  Black   Bitch   by   Pure
Octane
Absolute
Style
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $1,302 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 13 9 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 6 4 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 0
Tom Tzouvelis (Trainer) – She is an outside chance. She will try her best but she has got an awful draw, but you have got to contend with what you have got. Her main chance is if she can lead, she can come from behind, but you can’t afford to give these sorts of dogs a start.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.06 30.17 5.58 5.58
Box 6
Race Odds
$17
Heat Replay
 
Fusaichi Kahn
Trainer
Glenda Dart
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$34,715
Last 10 Starts
2232472311
February
2012
  White
And
Brindle
  Dog   by   Where;s Pedro Daydream
Start Moderate Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,119 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 8 12 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 7 2
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 3 0
ARG Comment – Claimed his heat at double figure odds. The well bred chaser isn’t blessed with much early speed and will have to contend with an awkward draw. While he has plenty of ability, he will need clear galloping room and a lot of luck to cause an upset two weeks in a row.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.88 29.96 5.57 5.57
Box 7
Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
 
Keybow
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Kel Lean
Prizemoney
$408,885
Last 10 Starts
1415361131
December
2011
  Black   Dog   by   Take
The
Kitty
Key
Exit
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $11,050 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 17 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Darren McDonald (Trainer) – I think he has got a really good chance. He is well drawn, if he can come out of the boxes well he should be right. He is very good when he gets on the bunny.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.67 29.81 5.57 5.60
Box 8
Race Odds
$7.50
Heat Replay
 
Kiss Me Ketut
Trainer
David Burnett
Owner
David Burnett
Prizemoney
$157,345
Last 10 Starts
6375811522
August
2011
  Black   Dog   by   Bombastic
Shiraz
Spiral
Siyan
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,579 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 22 8 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 6 1 1
David Burnett (Trainer) – He didn’t quite box the way he needed to in his heat but he will be better for the run this week. If I had to pick what box I wanted I would have picked box eight, I couldn’t have asked for a better draw. Keybow is the main danger but there are a couple of local dogs that know the track and have early speed that can make or break the race.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.82 30.06 (2nd) 5.58 5.59
1st Res
Race Odds
 
Heart Replay
 
Happy Haswell SCRATCHED
Trainer
Reg Kay
Owner
Reg Kay
Prizemoney
$89,930
Last 10 Starts
2111811152
November
2012
  Blue
Brindle
  Dog   by  

Surf
Lorian

Teenage
Dream
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $ 4,087 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 15 4 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
68% 86%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 7 2 0
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Opinion – Boom chaser that put in a great performance in his heat, running second to Exhibitionist. He is a slow beginner which will not help him if he gets a start but he has a copious amount of talent.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.64 30.23 (2nd)

5.57

5.65
2nd Res
Race Odds
$12
Heat Replay
 
Clash Of Kings
Trainer
Stephen Whyte
Owner
Stephen Whyte
Prizemoney
$48,610
Last 10 Starts
1121132572
July
2012
  Black   Dog   by   Fear
Zafonic
Queen
Lauryn
Start Moderate Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $ 2,701 Rating 86
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 8 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG Comment: Regally bred chaser which ran a solid second in his heat last week. Has plenty of talent but is yet to win over the track and distance so will need a bit of luck if he gains a start against some of these seasoned Albion Park experts.
Best Albion Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.30 (2nd) 30.30 (2nd) 5.61 5.65

While Keybow (7) is set to start as favourite, I think Exhibitionist (4) can land the cash if she begins like she did last week.

She has began flawlessly at her last two starts and if she can make it three in a row I think she will lead the field. Once in front, they will all have to catch her.



Keybow is the obvious danger. He should relish the wide draw and will get every chance to muster speed and circle the field going around the first turn. 



Iva Vision (2) is a class animal but he will need to bring his best box manners as he can’t afford to give these type of dogs too much of a start. 



Kiss Me Ketut (8) is aiming to go back to back in the Brisbane Cup and is drawn perfectly in box eight. He is better than his last few starts read and he is right in the race. 



You Can Talk (3) should put herself into the race early, she will need a bit of interference behind her to be able to hold on.

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