Strathalbyn Set To Sizzle For Sunday’s Cup Final

This Sunday sees the running of the Daish Irrigation and Fodder Strathalbyn Cup. The race is run over the trying 536 metres on a track that gives all runners a chance.

A quality field has been assembled including the current track record holder, Right Time who will start from the extreme outside. The eight dogs have won no less than 106 races between them (add another 33 if we are counting reserves) so there is a wealth of experience amongst the combatants. Troy Murray has completed a tremendous training effort with three dogs in the starting eight as well as a reserve runner.

 

2013 Strathalbyn Cup Preview

Box 1
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$3.00
Allen Illem
Trainer
Tony Rasmussen
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$15,635
Last 10 Starts
2434751632
31 Month Black Dog by Velocette Olivia Allen
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $390.88 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 11 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 52%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0  2 0
Comments:  Consistent dog who ran well last week despite an average start. Has a good record at the track and can carve out time given the right run. Will need to begin on terms this week to be a winning chance.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.16 31.16 6.23 6.31
Box 2
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$4.00
Kalden Kurageous
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
P Saliba, B Di Manno, M Catanzariti, S Librandi
Prizemoney
$42, 380
Last 10 Starts
1111532121
43 Month Black Dog by Collision Abbadale Affair
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $847.60 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
50 18 6 14
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 4  1  1
Comments: Has been a model of consistency in recent times. Ran second in the Gawler Cup before a quality win in the heats here last week. Could find the fence early and loom as the one to beat. Definitely one of the top chances.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.23 31.26 6.09 6.23
Box 3
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$9.00
Kalden Mischief
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
C Murray & J Murray
Prizemoney
$16,190
Last 10 Starts
4411158532
43 Month Light Brindle Dog by Collision Abbadale Affair
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $294.37 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 19 10 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1  0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1  1  0
Comments: Hasn’t been beginning as well as he can of late. Ran second in moderate time last week and will need to improve on that to feature in the finish here.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.63 31.63 6.31 6.31
Box 4
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$11.00
Miss Mozoltov
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
Hood And Thompson
Prizemoney
$5,515
Last 10 Starts
4771181442
35 Month Blue Dog by Where’s Pedro Mozoltov
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $153.20 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 8 9 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1  2  0
Comments: Ran an ok second to Kalden Kurageous in his heat at his first start at the track. The box draw has done him no favours and he is likely to need luck.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.37 31.37 6.38 6.38
Box 5
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$13.00
Loveless Moment
Trainer
Tracie Price
Owner
T Price & K Van Der Laan
Prizemoney
$4,440
Last 10 Starts
4741544F51
34 Month Black Bitch by Bond Loveless Girl
Start Good Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $111 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 8 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 28%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5  3 0 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3  1  0
Comments: Scorched early from box three last week to land a quality win. Has a terrific strike rate at the track and a good record from box five. If she can reproduce the same early speed as last week she is not out of this at good odds.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.39 31.39 6.07 6.07
Box 6
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$5.00
Victa Victoria
Trainer
Ronald Schadow
Owner
R Schadow & J Schadow
Prizemoney
$32,380
Last 10 Starts
6115431131
39 Month Dark Brindle Bitch by Surf Lorian Teelah
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $539.67 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
60 18 11 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0 2  0
Comments: Ultra consistent bitch who was the fastest heat winner. Faces a big challenge from this draw given her poor record from the green alley. Definitely good enough if she can land in the first couple early on.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.06 31.06 6.17 6.17
Box 7
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$4.00
Dyna Millier
Trainer
Lisa Rasmussen
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$7,195
Last 10 Starts
4644435152
31 Month Red Fawn Bitch by Ashom Bale Maple Bale
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $156.40 Rating 82
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 6 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
13% 41%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6  1  1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0  1  1
Comments: Snuck into this final with a plodding second placing last week. Doesn’t win out of turn and looks tested in this race. Record at the track is average and is yet to win from this box in six attempts. Looking to others.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.43 31.56 6.15 6.33
Box 8
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$7.00
Right Time
Trainer
Cameron Butcher
Owner
C Butcher & Y Butcher
Prizemoney
$17,045
Last 10 Starts
3244561151
43 Month White & Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Keep Token
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $396.40 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 18 4 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 4 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2  0  1
Comments: Track record holder who is racing in great heart. Can handle the pink alley with aplomb and won well last week. Looks the one to beat and represents value at the early quote.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.71 31.26 6.06 6.31
1st Res
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$13.00
Who De Punk
Trainer
Walter Harkins
Owner
Backstairs Package Racing
Prizemoney
$4,305
Last 10 Starts
5174556113
26 Month Black Bitch by Collision Punk Angel
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $215.25 Rating 81
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 4 2 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 40%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0  1
Box  Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A 0 0  0
Comments: The youngster of the field who is yet to flatter at this track and will be tested if she gains a start.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.41 31.41 6.24 6.24
2nd Res
Pre Post Odds
N/A
Race Odds
$11.00
Aston Odin
Trainer
Troy Murray
Owner
Ray Borda
Prizemoney
$34,800
Last 10 Starts
313126F233
47 Month White & Fawn Dog by Pure Octane Miss Elly Mint
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $490.14 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
71 21 12 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 72%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4  1  0  1
Box  Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A 0 0  0
Comments: Regally bred, grand old campaigner who would be a place chance if he gains a run.
Best Strathalbyn Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
31.40 31.54 6.25 6.25

 

If the track record holder Right Time can find a nice position with some room at the post the first time then he will take a power of beating. Victa Victoria and Kalden Kurageous certainly look the main dangers with Allen Illem and Loveless Moment also better than average chances. It certainly shapes up as one of the best Strathalbyn Cups in recent memory and should provide a cracking spectacle.