Clash Of The One-Turn Titans For The Group One Hobart Thousand

Hobart GRC will play host to one of the most anticipated races of 2013, as one-turn specialists Black Magic Opal, Paw Licking and Ronan Izmir will jump side-by-side. While Black Magic Opal will start firmly in the red, the rest of the market looks wide open with the best of the box draw going to some determined locals, hoping to keep the title on home soil for the first time since 2008.

 

Full preview for the race is included below:

 

Box 1

Race Odds

$26.00

Heat Replay

Sing The Song

Trainer

Robert Grubb

Owner

Grubb Syn

Prizemoney

$21,355

Last 10 Starts

2454131141

34 Months   Brindle   Bitch   by   High  Earner Stylish Moon
Start: Good

Running:

Wide

Finish:

Good

 

 

 

 

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 11  2 3

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

40%

 60%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 0 0
       

Box 1 Record

Starts 1st
1 0    
Comments: Talented local chaser with good mid-race speed. Needs room outside her in the race which won’t happen here. Outsider.

Best Hobart Time

25.73

 

Box 2

Race Odds

$15.00

Heat Replay

Yappin’ Jack

Trainer

Mick Stringer

Owner

Witherden Syn

Prizemoney

$41,265

Last 10 Starts

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31 Months   Red Brindle   Dog   by   Aston Gallilee Patsy Anne
Start Fair/Good

Running

Rail

Finish

Fair

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 18  5 0
       

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

60%

76%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 10  2 0
       

Box 2 Record

Starts 1st    
4 4    
Comments: Loves the track, and this box, and was game in defeat last week. Needs to be at his absolute best against this class.

Best Hobart Time

Best

25.77

 

Box 3

Race Odds

$17.00

Heat Replay

Farmor Las Vegas

Trainer

Robert Britton

Owner

Wayne Scott

Prizemoney

$145,145

Last 10 Starts

1241122121

34 Months   Black   Dog   by   Knocka Norris Farmor Cee you

Start

Fair

Running

Rail

Finish

Strong

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 20  15 1

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

42%

75%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1  0 0

Box 3 Record

Starts 1st
3 0
Comments: Very consistent Victorian who deserves a win at the highest level. Draw isn’t too bad, and can pull off the upset with any slip-up from the favourite.

Best Hobart Time

 25.78

 

Box 4

Race Odds

$21.00

Heat Replay

Clone Your Own

Trainer

Robert Britton

Owner

Alison Lee

Prizemoney

$162,545

Last 10 Starts

3133462182

36 Months   Black   Dog   by   Droopy’s Marco Elie Saab

Start

Fair

Running

Wide

Finish

Excellent

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
44 17  6 9

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

38%

72%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0

Box 4 Record

Starts 1st
4 0
Comments: Racing in great fashion and deserves his spot despite being pipped by Hellyeah Bolt in the heat. Not without a chance if given the right run in transit.

Best Hobart Times

25.85

 

Box 5

Race Odds

$8.00

Heat Replay

Hellyeah Bolt

Trainer

Anthony Bullock

Owner

Hellyeah Syndicate

Prizemoney

$34,655

Last 10 Starts

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27 Months   Black   Dog   by   Dyna Lachlan Flash Diamond

Start

Fair

Running

Middle

Finish

Good

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 11 2 2

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

64%

82%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 7 1 0

Box 5 Record

Starts 1st
2 2
Comments: Arguably the fastest chaser in Tasmania at present. Races best on this circuit, but the box draw with so much pace around him, is quite simply horrible. Needs luck.

Best Hobart Time

25.75

 

Box 6

Race Odds

$11.00

Heat Replay

Ronan Izmir

Trainer

Jason Thompson

Owner

Sally Burns

Prizemoney

$236,755

Last 10 Starts

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35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Elite State  Adhara Izmir

Start

Quick

Running

Middle

Finish

Fair

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
49 31 5 6

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

63%

85%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1  0 0

Box 6 Record

Starts 1st
7 4
Comments: Has claims to being the best one-turn sprinter in the land, perhaps with the exception of his kennel mate. In great form and should run a place at worst.

Best Hobart Time

25.87

 

Box 7

Race Odds

$6.50 

Heat Replay

Paw Licking

Trainer

Kel Greenough

Owner

Allan Lang

Prizemoney

$207,150

Last 10 Starts

1513127121

33 Months   Black and White   Dog   by   Elite State Kingsbrae Di

Start

Quick

Running

Middle

Finish

Fair

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 26  7 2

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

60%

81%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0

Box 7 Record

Starts 1st
4 2
Comments: Victorian speedster who was brilliant on his Hobart debut. Caught between a rock and a hard place here though, and would need to begin at his brilliant best to lead, which is somewhat of a worry. Don’t discount.

Best Hobart Time

25.77

 

Box 8

Race Odds

$1.50

Heat Replay

Black Magic Opal

Trainer

Jason Thompson

Owner

Black Magic Syn

Prizemoney

$498,430

Last 10 Starts

4111111111

30 Months   Black   Dog   by   Magic Sprite Awesome Opal

Start

Excellent

Running

Rail

Finish

Good

Career Record

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 28 4 0

Strike Rates

Win %

Place %

32%

91%

Track & Dist.

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  1 0  0

Box 8 Record

Starts 1st
7 6
Comments: Raging favourite after producing one of the best two-month form spells in recent memory. Looks a formality here and should lower his own record at his second-up look at the track.

Best Hobart Time

29.65 TRec

 

VARCOE (Debbie Cannan) and TEDDY TOM BOY (Maurie Strickland) make up the reserves, with the $75,000 to the winner event set to jump at 9.44 AEDST.

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