Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup Final Preview

The Group 1 Gold 1242 2013 Sale Cup is race eight on the card and will jump at 9:49pm. The fastest qualifier from last week’s heats is the Jason Thompson trained chaser Phenomenal. He was the only dog to break 37 seconds for the 650 metre distance and had the fastest first section. If he repeats that effort he will be hard to beat. The race also features staying sensations Lucy Wires and Dyna Willow. Last year’s Sale Cup runner up Czar has made his second consecutive final.

Astute trainer Robert Britton has three runners in the field, while Greg Neocleous has his first ever group race finalist in Kayo Marciarno.

Box 1
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Kayo Marciarno
Trainer
Gregory Neocleous
Owner
Gregory Neocleous
Prizemoney
$62,190.00
Last 10 Starts
2577261151
44 Months   White and Fawn   Dog   by   Mister Twink Sharon Lee
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $942.00 Rating 81 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
66 8 17 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40%  60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 1 4 1
Comments: Gregory Neocleous (Trainer) – “I reckon he’s an each way chance. He loves the rail so I think he’s an each way chance. Phenomenal’s the one to beat of course, he’s got the time on the clock, but from the red I think he’s an each way chance.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.52 37.64 6.24 6.37
Box 2
Race Odds
$35.00
Heat Replay
Noaki Spitfire
Trainer
Garry Selkrig
Owner
William Baldock
Prizemoney
$34,235.00
Last 10 Starts
1151121421
34Months   Black   Dog   by   Bombastic Shiraz Noaki Pace
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $951.00 Rating 83 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 14 6 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
Comments: Garry Selkrig (Trainer) – “He should go alright, it’s a pretty hard race. He’s probably the lowest qualifier in the race but I think he will try hard anyway. I think he can lead the race. The strange thing about him is, every time he has been in front, no greyhounds ever gone past him. When he’s been in front in a race he hasn’t been headed ever once, nearly the other night, but he still holds his record intact. It’s a very very very hard race. I just need luck and hope for the best and that he has luck and that all the others have bad luck. It’s all about luck, but we’re in it. We’re trying everything to have that extra bit in him, he’s been swimming down at Frankston and been doing a bit of work.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.74 37.74 6.24 6.37
Box 3
Race Odds
$23.00
Heat Replay
Czar
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Cherie Ivers
Prizemoney
$130,918.00
Last 10 Starts
4547562341
48 Months   Fawn   Dog   by   Flying Penske Classy Creek
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,455.00 Rating 86 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
90 17 20 16
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 0 2 0
Comments: Robert Britton (Trainer) – “He likes the track. He ran second in the race just beaten last year, I don’t think he’s going any worse so he’s got to be a chance based just on that. We’re talking about a race with an odds on favourite in it and Phenomenal in a clearly run race will probably win, but the dogs racing well.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.25 37.48 6.18 6.26
Box 4
Race Odds
$6.50
Heat Replay
Lucy Wires
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Geoffrey Collins
Prizemoney
$110,870.00
Last 10 Starts
3154112151
33 Months   Dark Brindle   Bitch   by   Flying Penske Okgo Box To Wire
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $5,279.00 Rating 90 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 11 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
52% 81%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 0
Comments: Robert Britton (Trainer) – “Personally I think the race maybe just too short for her. In saying that, with her (and Born Ali) we are probably looking for a rough race. If there’s a bit of interference and they stack up she’ll be the dog running home. If it’s a cleanly run race I’ll probably be in a bit of strife. I think that she may need 700 metres.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.51 37.51 6.41 6.43
Box 5
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Born Ali
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Noel Mugavin
Prizemoney
$124,635.00
Last 10 Starts
1141511122
36 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Velocette Born Princess
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,978.00 Rating  85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
63 14 16 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 1 1
Comments: Robert Britton (Trainer) – “Couldn’t have her racing any better. I think she’s won seven of her last 10 or something like that and a couple of seconds. She’s doing everything right and again, a bit like Lucy Wires, she’ll be running on. If it’s a cleanly run race, Phenomenal will be just too good.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.56 37.56 6.24 6.24
Box 6
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Nalin
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$441,375.00
Last 10 Starts
4112123222
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Ashom Bale Tally Bale
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $9,808.00 Rating 92 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
45 26 11 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
58% 87%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 1 0
Comments: Paul Stuart (Trainer) – “It’s not a good draw. It’s hard to win from out there, from out wide. He’s going to have to come out and try and get across to the fence. It’s a bit difficult from out there and he’s got a bit of speed on his outside so hopefully he comes out or he might find himself in a bit of strife on the first turn. He’s going to have to begin a little bit better then last week and try and hunt up early.”
Best SaleTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.53 37.53 6.26 6.26
Box 7
Race Odds
$1.60
Heat Replay
Phenomenal
Trainer
Jason Thompson
Owner
See the Dream Syndicate
Prizemoney
$49,870.00
Last 10 Starts
2412281111
29 Months   Dark Brindle   Dog   by   Collision Tocsin
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,168.00 Rating  100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 13 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
56% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 0
Comments: Bill Buccilli (Owner) – “I never go into any race overconfident, especially being a Group race and with the likes of some of the dogs that are in there. I’m confident with the preparation that Jason Thompson’s given him, confident with the form that he has been showing the last few starts and if he can reproduce that I certainly think he’s a show. From the wide box draw he’s going to have to do the same thing again and lead, I think he was two lengths faster than any dog to the first post so he’s going to have to reproduce that. He’s been starting his last few starts. He’s primed for it that’s for sure.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
36.96 36.96 6.11 6.11
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$94,485.00
Last 10 Starts
2175411171
30 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Horizon Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $2,779.00 Rating 92 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 13 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  1 0  0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 0  3
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “I think she’d rather be drawn closer to the rails but I’m hoping that Phenomenal’s going to jump good and sort of cart her across from out wide. I don’t think we’ll be able to beat him (Phenomenal) because he’s such a good dog. I think she’s in with a chance but as I said if Phenomenal jumps on the bunny he’s definitely going to be hard to beat, he’s just such a good dog, but I still think she’s in with a chance.”
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.23 37.23 6.24 6.24
1st Res
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
Destini Fireball
Trainer
Emilio Rinaldi
Owner
Riverwalk Syndicate
Prizemoney
$511,120.00
Last 10 Starts
3743725232
45 Months   White and Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Grey’s Destiny
Start Good Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $9,465.00 Rating 84 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
54 23   9  6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
43% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3  2   1  0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Will try hard if he gets a start but looks a place chance at best.
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.35 37.61 6.21 6.35
2nd Res
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Cheetah Zorro
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Garity Heawood Syndicate
Prizemoney
$147,585.00
Last 10 Starts
4532131172
40 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Bombastic Shiraz Fallen Zorro
Start Good Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating  $2,545.00 Rating  83
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
58 14 11 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 60%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  0  1  0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Comments: Recent Bold Trease winner that can lead if she gets a start. She is an each way chance.
Best Sale Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
37.75 37.75 6.22 6.22

 
The key to the race is Phenomenal. As stated earlier, if he leads into the first turn, he will win the race. He has been brilliant since stepping up to middle distance events. If there is some interference then the run on dogs, such as Lucy Wires, will be there to take advantage of it. Dyna Willow finished off her performance strongly last week and has shown in recent times that she can lead, so she isn’t without a chance. The dog that wins the race will earn connections $75,000 and add a Group 1 race to its list of achievements.