Eight heats of the 2012 The Bunyip Gawler Gold Cup were conducted at last night’s twilight meeting.
Fastest qualifier for this Sunday’s Group 3 final was the Queensland trained Bogie King for Ryan Ayre who flew around the Gawler circuit in a fast 30.41 (.18 outside the track record) for the 531m journey. Ryan also qualified Bogie Magic for Sunday’s event.
Two other trainers qualified multiple greyhounds for the final with Ray Murray preparing Aston Thomas & Kalden Komoto and Petar Jovanovic with Cousin Callum & Picaboon.
Mad Monza for George Cooper surprised with his victory in heat 7 paying over $32.00 on TattsBet and defending champion Kalden Mayhem for Troy Murray stamped his claim for back to back victories after another barnstorming finish rattling home in a slick 30.57.
Fastest second placegetters Time For Fun (30.64) and Premier Bill (30.66) were declared reserves.
The heat winners and their times were:
Heat 1 – Cousin Callum 30.63
Heat 2 – Kalden Mayhem 30.57
Heat 3 – Bogie Magic 30.74
Heat 4 – Kalden Komoto 30.57
Heat 5 – Bogie King 30.41
Heat 6 – Picaboon 30.85
Heat 7 – Mad Monza 30.89
Heat 8 – Aston Thomas 30.80
The box draw for the Final was conducted on track by Gawler Mayor Brian Sambell and Gawler GRC Committee Members Bob May & Mike Wittholz:
2012 Gawler Gold Cup Final Box Draw
1. Kalden Komoto Ray Murray
2. Bogie Magic Ryan Ayre
3. Cousin Callum Petar Jovanovic
4. Kalden Mayhem Troy Murray
5. Mad Monza George Cooper
6. Picaboon Petar Jovanovic
7. Bogic King Ryan Ayre
8. Aston Thomas Ray Murray
9. Time For Fun (res) Norma Millington
10. Premier Bill (res) Des Hockley
The Bunyip Gawler Gold Cup Final will be run this Sunday 4th November as a twilight fixture.
The Cup will be race 7 on the card at 7.27pm.