Group Two Ipswich Puppy Auction Final Preview

Eight pups will reach the conclusion of a two year journey when they take their place in Saturday night’s Group Two Puppy Auction Final at Ipswich.

The race is worth no less than $40,000 to-the-winner, which is certainly nothing to be sneezed at for these young greyhounds.

Are Ate is likely to start an odds-on favourite for Park Ridge South mentor Rachel Scott. He won the Group Two Devonport Cup earlier in the year and has been sizzling around the Ipswich circuit over the first two weeks of the series.

Jan Warner will rug up two starters for the race in a field that includes five greyhounds trained by female trainers.

Let’s take a look in detail at how they measure up;

Box 1
Race Odds

$31.00

Heat Replay
 
Ipswich Melody
Trainer
Lancelot Waldon
Owner
Lancelot Waldon
Prizemoney
$3,595.00
Last 10 Starts
7887885782
24 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Chief Yessam Melody
Start Good Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $106.00 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 2 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
6% 15%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 0 1 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is: Has a very poor strike-rate and is yet to win in 11 attempts at this journey. Looks to be tested in this field.

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.98 N/A 5.46
Box 2
Race Odds 
$15.00
Heat Replay
 
Coach Little
Trainer
Patricia Carrington
Owner
Robert Olsen
Prizemoney
$9,455.00
Last 10 Starts
633334222
30 Months   White & Black   Dog   by   Fear Zafonic She’s The Word
Start Good Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $249.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 7 11 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 0 3 4
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Comments: Patricia Carrington (Trainer): “Box two is good but I don’t think he can run the five-hundred out real strong. He jumps alright, it is just that last little bit he seems to struggle. Anything happens in those big races I just hope he can lead and hang on in that last little bit. We’d love him to win for the fellow who owns him, Robert Olsen, he lives up in Townsville.”

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 30.92 N/A 5.48
Box 3
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
 
Masai Princess
Trainer
Jan Warner
Owner
Jan Warner
Prizemoney
$7,710.00
Last 10 Starts
1222133531
28 Months   Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Miss Manyara
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $321.00 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 5 7 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1 1
Comments: Jan Warner (Trainer): “We are not too unhappy with her coming from box three, she is a good jumper. If she can jump and land in front, it will take a lot for someone to run us down. She is a length quicker than Femme Jolie at the moment. They are both still very young.” 
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.69 30.69 N/A 5.39
Box 4
 Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Femme Jolie
Trainer
Jan Warner
Owner
Jan Warner
Prizemoney
$1,680.00
Last 10 Starts
XXXXXX2241

24 Months

  Black   Bitch   by   Fear Zafonic Dream Thyme
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $420.00 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: Jan Warner (Trainer): “We would have preferred her to get box eight. She was actually a bit sick before the series and it was touch-and-go whether she would race or not. She is a promising pup, we have had an offer for her but we knocked it back, we feel we are going to have a lot of fun with her. I’m expecting to see a big improvement from her.”

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.71 30.71 N/A 5.41
Box 5
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 
Royal Albert
Trainer
Desmond Gilroy
Owner
Donna Darcy
Prizemoney
$8,460.00
Last 10 Starts
3277611412
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bit Chili Yes Mistress
Start Good Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $445.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 4 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 47%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 2 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 0 2 0
Comments: ARG opinion is: Consistent type who landed a 30.68 win here a fortnight ago. Can be a little tardy early in his races and, as a result, may need some luck from this awkward draw.


Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.68 30.96 N/A 5.51
Box 6
Race Odds
$1.65
Heat Replay
 
Are Ate
Trainer
Rachel Scott
Owner
Quad Dog Partnership
Prizemoney
$45,770.00
Last 10 Starts
2132415411
30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Lochinvar Marlow Long Long Mama
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,064.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 13 8 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 53%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 2 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 1 0
Comments: Mike Chapman (Co-Trainer): The draw looks good, the five tends to crash left and the seven and eight stay off the track. We are confident that if he can lead, he should really win the race. It would be a big thrill for the owners, they bought the pup at six weeks of age. They have a few other pups with us and have had some luck, it would be good if they could win this race.”
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.43 30.43 N/A 5.40
Box 7
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 
Oh That’s Nice
Trainer
Dennis Hawkins
Owner
Dee Cee’s Partnership
Prizemoney
$3,585.00
Last 10 Starts
XXXXXX1112
25 Months   Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Chasin’ Chloe
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $896.00 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
75% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is: Promising young pup who only tasted defeat for the first time last week. Would probably need to find a length or so to be a winning hope but has plenty of scope for improvement with this being just her fifth race start.

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.61 30.88 N/A 5.48
Box 8
Race Odds
$16.00
Heat Replay
 
Melody Serenade
Trainer
Lyndall Massey
Owner
Lyndall Massey
Prizemoney
$4,775.00
Last 10 Starts
211F252531
24 Months   Black   Dog   by   Cosmic Chief

Yessam Melody

Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $434.00 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 3 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comments: Don Massey (Co-Trainer): We don’t hold much hope from box eight, we really wanted to be drawn closer to the inside. I think from out there it is just going to be too hard to get across. He is really more of a 431 metre dog. We just have to hope there’s a bit of a mix-up and we get the fly.”

 

Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.87 30.87 N/A 5.47
1st Res
Race Odds
$21.00
Heart Replay
 
Part The Sea
Trainer
Rachel Scott
Owner
Butibam Partnership
Prizemoney
$7,755.00
Last 10 Starts
6152515233
30 Months   Black    Dog   by   Bit Chili Yes Mistress
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $194.00 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 4 6 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
10% 45%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 3 5 7
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: ARG opinion is: Is consistent without winning too often. Would have to be considered a place chance if gaining a start.
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.79 30.97 N/A 5.59
2nd Res
Race Odds
$41.00
Heat Replay
 
Elite Alanna
Trainer
Cynthia Shuttle
Owner
Cynthia Shuttle
Prizemoney
$3,975.00
Last 10 Starts
3547411653
29 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Elite State Alanna Lorian
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $221.00 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 3 2 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2  0  0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: ARG opinion is: Has performed well over shorter distances at Ipswich but is yet to flatter over the longer trips. Is a definite improver but would need luck to feature in this race.
Best Ipswich Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 31.01 N/A 5.51

All things being equal, it is hard to see anything beating the Devonport Cup winner Are Ate. The only slight concern is how easily he can find the front, with some speed coming from the likes of Coach Little and Masai Princess on the inside.

The only other unknown quantity is how much improvement some of these very young dogs have in them. Oh That’s Nice and Femme Jolie only need to find a length or two to be genuine contenders and that is not beyond the realms of possibility.

It augurs well for a super final come Saturday night.