2015 Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden tips & betting preview

THE 2015 Group 2 Vince Curry Memorial Maiden will be run and won on Saturday night and there is a quality field of eight greyhounds vying for the $40,000 winner’s purse.

After the withdrawal of boom youngster Pop The Cork due to the current live-baiting crisis, the series has lost a bit of its star factor but it should still be an exciting race all the same, with each runner looking to have a promising future on the race track.

The race is set to jump at 7:08pm local time.

Lets have a look at the statistics for each dog in the event:

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.35
 
 
Crazy Sexy
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
T Whittington & G Sprod
Prizemoney
$1,800
Last 10 Starts
——–21
April
2013
  Black   Bitch   by   El
Grand
Senor
Fancy
Jaffa
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Solid
Prizemoney Rating $900 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Exited this draw last week and was never headed in her brilliant 30.62 heat win. Her first section of 5.31 was clearly the fastest so if she can turn in a similar effort tonight she should hold the early lead and she will prove hard to reel in again. There is a fair bit of early speed in this race, so I am a little concerned that she may cop a little more pressure in the early stages, great winning chance but I wouldn’t be taking anything under $3.50.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.62 30.62 5.31 5.31
Box 2
Race Odds
$31
 
 
Our Beach Girl
Trainer
Michael Geraghty
Owner
Allan Thrower
Prizemoney
$800
Last 10 Starts
—5655622
October
2012
  Blue   Bitch   by   Fear
Zafonic
Our
Cheeky
Beach
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $114 Rating 40
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 0 2 0
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0 29
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Had a few chances to win and was probably lucky to make the final as she was beaten by a whopping 18 lengths in her heat. Will get back early and will find it very hard to keep up with this lot.”

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.31 31.31 5.47 5.47
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.00
 
 
Heidi Benz
Trainer
Geoffrey Uhrhane
Owner
Sovereign Racing – Mgr N Uhrhane
Prizemoney
$2,440
Last 10 Starts
——2212
March
2013
  White
and
Brindle
  Bitch   by   Westmead
Osprey
Bella
Ciata
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Fairly
Strong
Prizemoney Rating $610 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 3 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Was beaten in her heat last week but she was far from disgraced. She generally pings the lids and she is armed with genuine speed, I think she should be able to sit outside or just behind the red in the early stages and if she is within two lengths of the leader as they head for the back straight she is a serious contender. The box draw isn’t great but there is no speed drawn around her so she should be afforded a clear run in the early stages.”

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.61 30.61 5.41 5.41
Box 4
Race Odds
$14
 
 
Unaffordable
Trainer
Adam Hines
Owner
Michella Hines
Prizemoney
$800
Last 10 Starts
——–22

June
2013

  Brindle   Dog   by   Kinloch
Brae
Harbour
Gift
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $400 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
0 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:My smokey for the final and I think he is a great place bet. He has turned in two terrific and strong performances to date and with the speed drawn on the inside he should be able to drift across early and then drive through into a prominent position. He is getting stronger with every run and I think he will continue to improve, if he goes around at silly odds he is definitely worth an each way ticket.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.74 30.74 5.52 5.54
Box 5
Race Odds
$4.60
 
 

Got A Brother
Trainer
Dianna Buxton
Owner
Dianna Buxton
Prizemoney
$1,600
Last 10 Starts
——–31
February
2013
 

Red
Brindle

  Dog   by   Collision Splitting
Hairs
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $800 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Was the biggest improver in last week’s heats and he must be respected again, the concern tonight though is that he is drawn poorly and the red draw made the difference in last week’s heat win. If he steps well then he is definitely a winning chance but there is an abundance of speed in this event so any hesitation at box rise will see him get strung up in traffic. Going to be a great sprinter in the future but I’m happy to risk him in this event.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.50 30.50 5.44 5.44
Box 6
Race Odds
$19
Heat Replay
 
Okavango
Trainer
Mathew Reid
Owner
Dennis Reid
Prizemoney
$1,800
Last 10 Starts
——–12
April
2013
  Black   Bitch   by   Magic
Sprite
Bellbird
Park
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Weak
Prizemoney Rating $800 Rating 60
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Steady heat winner in the first round and then was well held in his semi final last week. Drawn poorly once again and doesn’t have the early and middle race zip to stay in contention. Likely to improve with more racing but can’t see her making an impact tonight.”

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.06 31.06 5.44 5.49
Box 7
Race Odds
$10
 
 
For Luck
Trainer
Paul Hili
Owner
All In A Day (Syn)
Prizemoney
$18,735
Last 10 Starts
4164624632
April
2013
  Brindle   Dog   by   Dyna
Tron
Velocity
Gap
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $800 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50 100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Outside of Pop The Cork, he was easily the most impressive chaser in the first round of heats and he didn’t have a lot of luck after missing the start in his semi. Tonight he exits the same draw which saw him win here in a sizzling 30.58 and if he can turn in a similar effort tonight he should be right in the finish, my only concern is that there is quite a bit of speed in this event and he may get posted wide for most of the journey.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.58 30.86 5.39 5.45
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.00
 
 
Norm The Storm
Trainer
Mathew Reid
Owner
Dennis Reid
Prizemoney
$1,800
Last 10 Starts
——–21
April
2013
  Black   Dog   by  

Magic
Sprite

Bellbird
Park
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $900 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %

50

100
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Has turned in two great performances here in recent weeks and he looks poised to figure prominently again. He isn’t explosive early but he has enough speed to put himself into contention and he is blessed with brilliant mid race speed. If he can avoid early bother, he should make a strong move mid race and a top three finish is on the cards.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.54 30.54 5.50 5.50

Top Four: 3 – 4 – 8 – 1

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