2015 Group 1 Rookie Rebel tips & betting preview

THE Group 1 Rookie Rebel will give Australia’s best middle distance stars the chance to shine on the big stage as they all compete for a slice of the $75,000 winner’s cheque.

Amazingly, half of the field are sired by High Earner, the former Queensland star who once held the all time prize money record. He will be represented by Ralphy Cinel (box one), Sisco Rage (box four), Star Recall (box six) and Lamia Bale (box seven).

Cosmic Chief will also have two pups in the event with Ride The Rails (box two) and Cosmic Wise (box eight) looking to give their sire his first win at the top level. Incidentally, Cosmic Chief was trained by Darren Brown, who also owns his son, Ride The Rails.

The race is set to jump at 8:58pm.

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.00
 
 
Ralphy Cinel
Trainer
Joe Borg
Owner
M Crowe
Prizemoney
$99,690
Last 10 Starts
4413828311
November
2011
  Black   Dog   by   High
Earner
Fantasy
Parade
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,556 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 14 7 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36 64
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 4 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Super talent who has won four of five over this journey. He is drawn to get all the breaks in the early stages and if he does find the lure in the early stages he will take a power of beating. Last time out he won the Big Dog Cup at Albion Park in a devastating 34.70 and if he reproduces that effort he will take some catching. He appears to be racing with extreme confidence and he really looks a good bet from the red draw.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.44 34.46 8.89 9.00
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.20
 
 
Ride The Rails
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
N Brown
Prizemoney
$138,055
Last 10 Starts
1231113114
October
2011
  Black   Dog   by   Cosmic
Chief
Pearl
Napoleon
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Fairly
Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,422 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
57 22 14 8
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39 71
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 1 0

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Absolute star and he is unbeaten in his two tries over this journey. There is a bit of speed draw around him but if he can step on terms he would have more than enough pace to push through and hold them out. Four runs back he turned in an almighty performance when placed in the Warragul Cup Final and he deserves to win a big one. He has them all covered for talent and he just needs a clear run early to win this.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.20 34.48 8.97 8.97
Box 3
Race Odds
$10
 
 
Waymore’s Blues
Trainer
Kelly Bravo
Owner
B Bravo
Prizemoney
$95,415
Last 10 Starts
5111251213
January
2012
  Collide   Dog   by   Collide Casey’s
Angel
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Weak
Prizemoney Rating $1,767 Rating 60
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
54 17 10 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31 65
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 1

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Racing in great heart of late and if he happened to find the early lead he could definitely feature. The concern though is that over this journey he will need to lead clearly and with the amount of speed in this event, I just can’t see that happening. Place chances do look best but even then, he will still need a lot to go his way.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.42 34.42 8.94 8.94
Box 4
Race Odds
$7.00
 
 
Sisco Rage
Trainer
John Galea
Owner
J Galea
Prizemoney
$120,415
Last 10 Starts
3111282273

February
2012

  Black   Dog   by   High
Earner
Sisco
Power
Start Average Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,564 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
77 20 13 14
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29 61
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 0 2
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 1 3 4
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Like Ride The Rails, he is racing in peak form at present and he is probably the hardest chaser in this race. Once again the box draw hasn’t done him any favours but if he can time the start he should be able to settle in a prominent position and he will be very strong in the run to the line. From the draw he is going to need a lot of luck but he is going to be over the odds and he does appear to be a nice each way bet.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.39 34.39 8.94 8.94
Box 5
Race Odds
$21
 
 

Echelonic Action
Trainer
Deborah Coleman
Owner
L Jones
Prizemoney
$78,412
Last 10 Starts
4721313254
November
2011
 

Black

  Dog   by   Mogambo Off
Springer
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $956 Rating 45
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
82 14 9 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17 41
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 5 5 4
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 2 0 2
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Has been a good chaser for quite a while now and he deserves his spot, however he is a little down on his best form at present and he will need a lot of things to go right for him to feature. From the middle pin he is likely to get spat out the back early and he can’t give these type of chasers a start and a beating.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.46 34.61 9.08 9.26
Box 6
Race Odds
$3.30
Heat Replay
 
Star Recall
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
K Dover
Prizemoney
$289,815
Last 10 Starts
7115111114
April
2012
  Black   Bitch   by   High
Earner
No
Recall
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,038 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
48 29 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
60 81
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 4 2 1

ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Absolute star and she has taken all before her in recent months. She has a blistering 34.01 PB over this journey and she is armed with genuine early speed. There is very little speed directly underneath her so if she can step away cleanly she should be able to settle in the top two or three early. I think she has only tasted defeat once over this distance range and in all of her wins she has run blistering times, she is going to be fairly short but everything points to her to win.”

Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.01 34.64 8.81 9.26
Box 7
Race Odds
$5.50
 
 
Lamia Bale
Trainer
Steve Collins
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$147,295
Last 10 Starts
1112123133
July
2012
  Brindle   Bitch   by   High
Earner
Maple
Bale
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,682 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 12 9 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30 68
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 0 2
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:One of the most honest chasers in training and she is capable of pinging the lids. Her recent racing has been done over the sprint journeys of late and that means she should be nice and sharp and she should show a lot of early speed. If she can step cleanly she should follow Star Recall across early and that will allow her to settle in a prominent spot. I dont think she can win tonight but she is more than capable of running a place.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
Box 8
Race Odds
$10
 
 
Cosmic Wise
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Brona Lane Racing – MGR J Wright
Prizemoney
$121,200
Last 10 Starts
1157156628
September
2011
  Black   Bitch   by  

Cosmic
Chief

Wise
Penny
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,809 Rating 70
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
67 21 11 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %

31

60
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 0 3
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 3 4
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Much better than her recent form reads and she has a terrific record here. She is likely to start double figure odds tonight and she could be the value. Two starts back she turned in a great effort when placed behind Astronomize and a repeat effort would see her run a mighty race here. She recorded her impressive 34.28 PB here from this draw, so the wide draw shouldn’t pose too many problems.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
34.28 34.28 8.87 8.99

Top Four: 1 – 2 – 4 – 6

Suggested Bets:

Win bet on Ralphy Cinel with Sportingbet

Boxed Quinella: 1,2,4,6 ($6 for 100%)

Exacta: 1,2/1,2,4,6 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 1/2,4,6/Field ($18 for 100%)