2015 Group Two Cranbourne Cup Final Preview

THE Group Two Cranbourne Cup field has been obliterated by the scratchings of leading contenders Luca Neveelk and Hostile. The Neveelk kennel has been rocked by a severe illness and ARG wishes Luca Neveelk and the rest of the kennel all the best for a quick and safe return to the track.

The scratching of these two star chasers has opened up the field and gives Avondale Porche an enormous chance of leading throughout. It will also mean multiple group winner Oakvale Destiny can position herself into the race from her tricky box six draw.

As Australian Racing Greyhound’s Brad Bugeja observed, prior to the scratching’s it was hard to see her being able to find an early position, but that has changed with a lot of the early speed underneath her being removed.

Wind Whistler is another that will be at a massive advantage. There was a huge risk of the speedsters chopping him out in the run to the first turn, but you would now assume there will be less early pressure from the outside. If he can position well early, look out.

Although the depth of the race has been sorely tested, there is still plenty of quality in the race at the top end. Whodat Knockin’ also comes into calculations now, but you feel he would need to lead clearly to win. Zambora Magic could be the knockout chance at massive odds for Graham Whitford.

The race is set to jump at 9.08pm AEST and connections will be hoping for luck as their chasers charge towards a huge $45,000 winners cheque and Group Two glory.

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.80
 
 
Wind Whistler
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne PTN (Syn)
Prizemoney
$62,045
Last 10 Starts
5335115332
June 2012   White and Black   Dog   by   Premier Fantasy Seminole
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1.632 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 9 10 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24 71
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 4 1
Angela Langton (Trainer) – Hopefully he can get a bit of luck early. He is a slow beginner, but is drawn where he wants to be. It’s not a perfect box at Cranbourne but if he can position well early he is probably as good a chance as any in the race.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.39 30.39 5.62 5.66
Box 2
Race Odds
$26
 
 
Sonic Pirate
Trainer
Peter Reinders
Owner
Peter Reinders
Prizemoney
$43,910
Last 10 Starts
2244448351
December 2011   White and Black   Dog   by   Premier Fantasy Sonic Jet
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $860 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 10 12 4
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20 51
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 3 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
ARG Opinion – Showed enormous courage in his heat after being clearly headed. Biggest race of this chasers career and he will need a lot of luck to trouble his more fancied rivals.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.28 30.64 5.47 5.56
Box 3
Race Odds
SCR
Heat Replay
 
Hostile
Trainer
Darren Beasley
Owner
Chatterwal SYN
Prizemoney
$72,650
Last 10 Starts
3221211241
April 2012   Black   Dog   by   Collision Restless Style
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $ 2,270 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 11 10 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
34 69
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
SCRATCHED
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.78 30.24 5.36 5.41
Box 4
Race Odds
SCR
 
 
Luca Neveelk
Trainer
Gerald Kleeven
Owner
P Kleeven
Prizemoney
$205,365
Last 10 Starts
1111318112

May 2012

  Blue   Dog   by   Talk’s Cheap It’s A Neveelk
Start Electric Running Rail Finish Poor
Prizemoney Rating $6,624 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 24 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
77 90
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1 0
SCRATCHED
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.32 30.32 5.35 5.35
Box 5
Race Odds
$2.40
 
 
Avondale Porche
Trainer
Kel Greenough
Owner
M Brown
Prizemoney
$49,935
Last 10 Starts
1231713131
April
2011
 

Blue

  Bitch   by   Knocka Norris Micro Lee
Start Good Running Moderate Finish Decent
Prizemoney Rating $2,774 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 13 1 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
72 94
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
ARG Opinion – Brilliant chaser when on song. The scratchings of Hostile and Luca Neveelk gives this bitch a genuine chance of leading the race and from there she will be enormously hard to run down.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.21 30.21 5.30 5.30
Box 6
Race Odds
$2.60
Heat Replay
 
Oakvale Destiny
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
N Wilson
Prizemoney
$251,760
Last 10 Starts
2231221311
July
2012
  Blue   Bitch   by   Vapour Whirl Foot Luce
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,993 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 15 6 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42 78
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 0
Angela Langton (Kennel Rep) – She is a super race bitch and if she can find a spot early she can run over them. She is an extremely smart bitch that can use any box to advantage through her sensational field sense. The only concern is she is a slow starter.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.76 30.32 5.52 5.52
Box 7
Race Odds
$21
 
 
Zambora Magic
Trainer
Graham Whitford
Owner
G & M Lanigan SYN
Prizemoney
$46,310
Last 10 Starts
7787184641
October
2011
  Black   Dog   by   Magic Sprite Secret Powers
Start Good Running Wide Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $784 Rating 78
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
59 16 5 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27 54
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 2 1 1
Graham Whitford (Trainer) – He’s a very talented dog that has won in 29.40s at Wenty. He needs a bit of room, but I think he might get that tomorrow night. The scratchings take the speed out of the middle and he’s not without some chance in the race.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.05 30.55 5.51 5.51
Box 8
Race Odds
$6.00
 
 
Whodat Knockin’
Trainer
Jason Thompson
Owner
Who Dat (SYN)
Prizemoney
$78,395
Last 10 Starts
1138211261
August
2011
  Brindle   Dog   by   Knocka Norris Shanlyn Supreme
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $1,537 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
51 17 6 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33 63
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 0 3 0
ARG Opinion – Struggled in the run to the line last week. Will need to cross and hope that the stronger dogs such and Wind Whistler and Oakvale Destiny don’t position up in striking distance. Needs a bit of luck.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.37 30.37 5.42 5.42
1st Res
Race Odds
$21
 
 
Dyna Geldof
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$55,836
Last 10 Starts
4515774322
November
2011
  Fawn   Dog   by Surf Lorian  

Penelope Bale

Start Fair Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $962 Rating 86
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
58 13 8 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22 52
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Steven Collins (Trainer) – The dog is really well and has seen the track now. It all comes down to the start and if he brought his Wentworth Park form he would be a huge chance.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.57 30.57 5.52 5.52
2nd Res
Race Odds
$31
 
 
Ibrox Digger
Trainer
Steven Clarke
Owner
C Dance
Prizemoney
$45,170
Last 10 Starts
2541614226
January
2011
  Red Brindle   Dog   by  

Knocka Norris

Laura’s Legacy
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $564 Rating 82
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
80 12 20 16
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
15 60
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 3 2 1
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
Steven Clarke (Trainer) – He’s a very consistent dog and I think he deserves his place in the field. He can run a place because he is such an honest chaser. He’s been racing against top quality dogs and I won’t be surprised if he runs a massive race with a bit of luck.
Best Cranbourne Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.32 30.59 5.48 5.48