2014 Group One Super Stayers Preview

For greyhound fans who like a little bit of everything in a race, the Group One Super Stayers at The Meadows on Saturday night could well be the race for you.

From the new graduates to distance racing, Lethal Three and Whodat Knockin’, to the grand old stager and defending champion Destini Fireball. Throw in the consummate professional Dyna Willow and the up-and-coming Dyna Kayla and there’s a veritable smorgasbord of chasing variety.

They will all vie for an alluring $100,000 over the lung-busting 725 metre journey, with plenty of genuine winning chances.

The Super Stayers is the sixth race on a stellar program and takes place at 8:42pm.

Let’s take a look at how they line up and what the connections think of their chances.

Box 1
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
 
Hala Belle
Trainer
Peter Akathiotis
Owner
Peter Akathiotis
Prizemoney
$38,410.00
Last 10 Starts
2814673142
30 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro Aussie Belle
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $1,200.00 Rating 83
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 8 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 1
Comments: Peter Akathiotis (Trainer) – “She’s got enough pace to put herself in the race early and then she can finish it off, that’s the best thing about her. From the red, she’s got enough pace to lead, it just depends what the three (Whodat Knockin’) does. Even if we can land second or third I’ll be happy, then she can let go down the back.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 42.91 4.94 4.94
Box 2
Race Odds 
$7.50
Heat Replay
 
Destini Fireball
Trainer
Norm Rinaldi
Owner
Riverwalk Syndicate 
Prizemoney
$529,170.00
Last 10 Starts
5232832541
47 Months   White & Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Greys Destini
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $8,820.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
60 24 10 7
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 8 1 2
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 6 2 0
Comments: Norm Rinaldi (Trainer) – “He’s starting to hit a bit of form again so we are definitely in there with a chance. A few of the ones that were going to be there aren’t there but that’s what finals are all about, you’ve got to get through.He’s got box two which he has had before and he’s had a light week this week, it’s all going well. It depends how the others jump, there’s always pro’s and cons.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.40 42.87 4.97 5.01
Box 3
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
 
Whodat Knockin’
Trainer
Sam Bonaccurso
Owner
Who Dat Syndicate
Prizemoney
$43,255.00
Last 10 Starts
7113733181
30 Months   Brindle   Dog   by   Knocka Norris Shanlyn Supreme
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $1,311.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 9 4 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 1
Comments: Sam Bonaccurso (Trainer) – “He runs pretty straight so any box really suits him as long as he’s left alone for the first 10 or 20 metres. He doesn’t actually get out all that well from the boxes. A lot will depend on the dogs around him, Destini Fireball on his inside is a big dog so he won’t want to run into him and I think the four (Lethal Three) likes to get left a bit and look for the rails. So if he misses the start, they might take his run. The first fifty and the last fifty is where he will need the luck. This Saturday night being his second go over 700 metres is probably going to be more of a test for him.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.86 42.86 4.84 4.84
Box 4
 Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
 
Lethal Three
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
Trident Syndicate
Prizemoney
$33,100.00
Last 10 Starts
2652151712

28 Months

  Blue   Bitch   by   Velocette Flushed
Start Good Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $1,655.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 6 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Comments: Kelly Bravo (Trainer) – “I thought when she had to work so hard to lead last week to lead that she might get tired at the end but she finished it off a little better than I expected actually with it being her first run. She loves the fence, so I’m just hoping she get get down to the rail. I actually think she is capable of running a little bit better time than she did last week if she doesn’t have to work too hard. She actually pulled up really well and wasn’t flat at all after the run which probably tells me that she got the trip well without it taking too much out of her. I just hope she can find her way to the front early.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 43.12 5.06 5.06
Box 5
Race Odds
$26.00
Heat Replay
 
Maddison Dee
Trainer
Michael Chilcott
Owner
Smakd Racing Syndicate
Prizemoney
$93,420.00
Last 10 Starts
7526114163
47 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   El Galo Oh Behave
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $1,213.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
77 17 12 14
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 56%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 3 3 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 0 3 2
Comments: Michael Chilcott (Trainer) – “She’s still going as well as she ever has gone, she just needs a little bit of luck on the first turn I guess. Dyna Kayla took a step right early last week and Lethal Three wants the fence so we can only hope for a little but of room early and maybe they will bunch up. She went 5.01 to the first mark last week and her best is 4.96 so she is not far of going what she can run.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.68 43.17 4.95 5.01
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.00
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Kayla
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$84,140.00
Last 10 Starts
1116111123
28 Months   Blue   Bitch   by   Surf Lorian Amity Bale
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,259.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 10 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
63% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Comments: Tom Dailly (Co-Trainer) – “She’s sort of stepping up into Group One racing very quickly, she’s got the ability she just needs to get out of her box.”

 


Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.63 43.14 4.86 5.11
Box 7
Race Odds
$4.50
Heat Replay
 
Dyna Willow
Trainer
 Steven Collins
Owner
 Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$185,050.00
Last 10 Starts
 1713411271
32 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Horizon Bale
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,513.00 Rating 89 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
41 16 6 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 1 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “I think she is well boxed out there, she just needs a little bit of luck early and she will be right in the finish. She had to do it hard last week. She is not beginning as well as she can, but she is just using all her steam late which isn’t too bad, but she will need luck early.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
 42.16 43.07   4.98  5.18
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
 
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Len Jones
Owner
Len Jones
Prizemoney
$51,960.00
Last 10 Starts
1513451162
27 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Mogambo Off Springer
Start Moderate Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,078.00 Rating 87
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
25 6 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 40%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 1 1 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 0 1
Comments: Len Jones (Trainer) – “I’d rather have the eight box than any other box, if you can’t have box one, you may as well have eight. She seems to go around the field so hopefully she won’t have the problems that she has had in some of her recent starts. She has been getting caught up and belted around a little bit and she has had to come from a long way back. Hopefully she doesn’t give them the sort of start she has been on Saturday night.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.67 42.97 5.12 5.12
1st Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heart Replay
 
Infinite Wish
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Syndicate
Prizemoney
$69,935.00
Last 10 Starts
7267341243
30 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Premier Fantasy Jean Jeannie
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $1,890.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
37 10 8 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Speedy type who could land close to the speed if gaining a start but will be tested in the concluding stages.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.60 43.25 5.01 5.09
2nd Res
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
 
Benarkin
Trainer
 Tony Brett
Owner
Velocity Lodge Syndicate 
Prizemoney
$92,020.00
Last 10 Starts
1112321334 
40 Months   Black   Dog   by   Path To Power Velocity Cloud
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $2,190.00 Rating 87 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 42  16  10  7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 79%
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: Zippy beginner who was placed in the recent Zoom Top here. Would have to be considered a place chance if gaining a start.
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT  43.18   4.98 5.14 

There looks to be a ton of pace from the inside division in this race, with Hala Belle (1) and Whodat Knockin’ (3) capable of sizzling early. Destini Fireball (2) and Lethal Three (4) could also be thereabouts with a clean getaway.

Sweet It Is (8) may get some room early and find herself a little more prominent than she has in recent starts. Maddison Dee is another who may get a little bit of room early and land a little closer than she has been.

The two who look to get their big chance at Group One glory here are Dyna Kayla (6) and Dyna Willow (7). If Dyna Kayla can find the early pace she exhibited in her early staying races she could go very close.

Dyna willow is ultra consistent and can fly at The Meadows. She always manages to find a way to put herself in the race and has to be considered as one of the major players.

It should be an all-engrossing affair with every runner having their share of claims to etch their name into the Group One staying racing annuls.