2014 Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial Final Preview

A selection of the best South Australian bred greyhounds going around will line up to contest the Group Three Brian Johnstone Memorial at Angle Park this Thursday night.

The 2014 instalment of the event is restricted to greyhounds whelped between June 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.

This year’s series has been dominated by not only Jeff Britton’s Anakie kennel but also by the Vapour Whirl – Foot Luce (Hallucinate – Scarlett) litter, the progeny of which make up exactly half the field of the $25,000 to-the-winner event. Britton also has four runners in the race, three of which hail from said litter.

Among the recent winners are Uncle’s Miss, Jean Jeannie, Uncle Remus and Handsome Shiraz. The 2013 final was taken out by Ernie Bung Arrow.

Here is a look at this year’s final in depth with comments from connections;

Box 1
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
 
Spicy Peppa
Trainer
Cameron Butcher
Owner
C Butcher & Y Butcher
Prizemoney
$11,840
Last 10 Starts
1135111524
25 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Little Looper
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $789 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 9 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
53% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 8 2 1
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
ARG Comments: Pacy bitch with a solid record at Angle Park. She may need to improve on her best time of 30.00 to take this one out.

Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.00 30.31 4.41 4.46
Box 2
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
 
Gun McBain
Trainer
Vadim Roz
Owner
R Kelly, V Roz, R Price
Prizemoney
$22,100
Last 10 Starts
4165171134
25 Months   Black   Dog   by   Spring Gun Flame McBain
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $670 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 16 7 2
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 12 6 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
ARG Comments: Zippy beginner who looks drawn to lead this field. If he does, he will need to find plenty in the last hundred metres with some very classy finishers engaged here.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.90 30.16 4.42 4.45
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.20
Heat Replay
 
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$227,295
Last 10 Starts
113122312
29 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Moderate Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $7,332 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 12 5 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 74%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 1 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer): “She looks to be drawn ok, she isn’t too far off the fence and Texas Titan won’t cut down on her, she should get her chance.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.63 29.78 4.54 4.54
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.50
Heat Replay
 
Texas Titan
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$39,140
Last 10 Starts
3414228611

29 Months

  Black   Dog   by   Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Slow Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,450 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 9 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 0 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 1
Jeff Britton (Trainer): “He is going well and he loves the track. It seems to suit wide runners, dogs like him and Allen Deed, not that he runs as wide as him. He is definitely a chance if he gets the room he needs.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.66 29.66 4.59 4.59
Box 5
Race Odds
$14.00
Heat Replay
 
Dodger I Am
Trainer
Cameron Butcher
Owner
C Butcher & T Butcher
Prizemoney
$12,080
Last 10 Starts
1111F13433
25 Months   Blue   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble Little Looper
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $755 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 10 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62% 88%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 10 1 3
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1

ARG Comments: A strong type who has an impeccable record at Angle Park in a relatively short career. Will need to begin well like he did last week to be any chance in this classy field.

Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.80

29.90 4.44 4.44
Box 6
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
 
Weblec Belle
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
J Weber & N Loechel
Prizemoney
$19,780
Last 10 Starts
2131412712
24 Months   Fawn   Bitch   by   Dyna Tron Snow Excuse
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,413 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 7 3 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Jeff Britton (Trainer): “She has a bit of pace and should be up there early. She doesn’t have any great turn of foot during the race and can be a bit one paced but she is some sort of hope. She is running it out well and looks like she might get a bit more ground down the track.”
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.84 29.86 4.45 4.45
Box 7
Race Odds
$4.60
Heat Replay
 
Oakvale Flyer
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$76,580
Last 10 Starts
3144132311
29 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,641 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 10 6 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 0

Jeff Britton (Trainer): “She looks well drawn out there. She might not always show it but she has a bit of pace, I think she has shown it from box eight before. I terms of the boxes, she looks to be the best drawn of the lot of them.”


Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.65 29.95 4.47 4.48
Box 8
Race Odds
$35.00
Heat Replay
 
Sunday Shoes
Trainer
Nathan Wilson
Owner
Nathan Wilson
Prizemoney
$7,020
Last 10 Starts
6221436223
25 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $334 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 5 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 4 2
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
ARG Comments: A dour, run-on type who will just keep coming. She has better records from inside draws and may lack the blue riband quality of her litter mates engaged in this one.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.97 30.14 4.55 4.55
1st Res
Race Odds
$61.00
Heart Replay
 
Gunsmoke McBain
Trainer
Vadim Roz
Owner
R Kelly, V Roz, R Price
Prizemoney
$10,905
Last 10 Starts
2623811445
25 Months   Black   Dog   by   Spring Gun Flame McBain
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $242 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
45 9 11 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
22 3 3 6
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comment: A young dog who has only won three of 22 attempts at this trip. Would appear better suited in an easier class at this stage.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.21 30.36

4.45

4.48
2nd Res
Race Odds
$61.00
Heat Replay
 
Young Gun McBain
Trainer
Vadim Roz
Owner
R Kelly, V Roz, R Price
Prizemoney
$12,480
Last 10 Starts
2222212745
25 Months   Black   Dog   by   Spring Gun Flame McBain
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $266 Rating 81
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
47 7 16 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 3 12 2
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARG Comment: Another young dog who has only managed three victories from 30 goes over this journey. He looks tested in this company.
Best Angle Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.11 30.37 4.45 4.47

The early pace in the race looks to be from Gun McBain (2), Spicy Peppa (1) and Weblec Belle (6).

Classy performer Oakvale Destiny (3) is already a multiple group winner and could find the fence early, she is only a moderate beginner but has exceptional sections after that and could rail through and explode away.

Texas Titan (4) likes to use plenty of the track and loves the track. If he gets some room in the run to the first turn, expect him to be very prominent.

Oakvale Flyer (7) looks very well boxed out wide. Her race is likely to hinge on how well she leaves the traps.