Group 1 Superstayers final tips & betting preview

THE new track record holder at The Meadows, Space Star, will be looking to secure another Group 1 victory in tonight’s $100,000 Superstayers final.

Starting at skinny odds of just $1.60, the Robert Britton trained chaser was never headed in a brilliant exhibition last week over the 725m distance. Clocking a sizzling time of 41.93, the son of Bekim Bale and Tonto Tear will only need a clear run from box six to post another impressive time.

Brooke and Jamie Ennis will be praying for some luck with their runner Lady Toy, which will exit from box one. The Galaxy runner-up blew her rivals away last week in 42.58 on a drenched surface and can easily secure this event if the favourite finds trouble.

The Ennis family will notch up their third Group 1 title within a month if they are successful, a training feat that reflects their outstanding ability in preparing quality chasers.

Other heat winners from last week, Nicki Fields and Luna Jinx are not out of it, provided they get a clear getaway in the early stages. Nicki Fields has won four of her past five attempts and will significantly improve on her personal best time last week of 42.91.

The final will be run and won at 8.38pm (Victorian Time).

Box 1
Race Odds
$3.10
 
 
Lady Toy
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Norma Gost
Prizemoney
$147,042.50
Last 10 Starts
3411211241
Jun-12   Black   Bitch   by   Our Toyman Railway Shiraz
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,774.39 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
53 14 13 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26 72
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 0 3
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 2 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: “Has gone to a new level since joining the Ennis camp and she has been fortunate to draw well in all the Finals/Feature Events she has contested in recent months. Last week she scored a commanding 42.58 heat win and on a good track that run probably was more of a 42.30 run. The box draw is a big advantage tonight and if she steps well she could give the favourite a run for his money, however I still think she had her chance to beat him in Perth, so I can’t see her turning the tables on him.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.58 42.58 4.65 5.21
Box 2
Race Odds
$19
 
 
Berry Blitz
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Ptn – MGR S Smith
Prizemoney
$37,885
Last 10 Starts
5216123612
May-12   Black   Bitch   by   Bekim Bale Jean Jeannie
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fairly Strong
Prizemoney Rating $881.05 Rating 40
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
43 7 14 5
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
16 60
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 2 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 1 3 1
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Great effort to qualify for the final and deserves her spot, however I think she is well out of her depth and she is going to need a lot to go right for her to take home some minor money. She can show early speed in her races but with the speed drawn around her, she is likely to get shuffled back early and she can’t give these calibre of chasers too big of a head start.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.71 42.41 4.57 5.10
Box 3
Race Odds
$14
 
 
Blinker’s On
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Blinkers Syndicate – MGR T Little
Prizemoney
$87,855
Last 10 Starts
2625153422
May-12   Blue   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble Good Oil
Start Hit or Miss Running Middle Finish Fairly Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,834.03 Rating 75
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 10 8 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32 65
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 1
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: After looking over last week’s heats, I think he was by far the most disappointing. Once he landed second I kept thinking to myself that its only a matter of time until he chews the leader up and runs away to an easy victory, however he appeared to be a bit one paced and I think he may have even switched off. His effort in the Zoom Top though was too good to totally dismiss, so I think he can feature in the money tonight, however he will need to improve on his poor heat run.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.45 42.96 5.07 5.12
Box 4
Race Odds
$41
 
 
Echelonic Action
Trainer
Deborah Coleman
Owner
Leonard Jones
Prizemoney
$80,722.50
Last 10 Starts
2131325462

Nov-11

  Black   Dog   by   Mogambo Off Springer
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Fairly Strong
Prizemoney Rating $960.98 Rating 45
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
84 14 20 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
17 54
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 0 1 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 1 2
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Has been a consistent and competitive chaser for quite a while now and he turned in a great effort when placed in his heat last week. The box draw hasn’t done him any favours and his record of one placing from seven tries over this journey doesn’t give me much confidence in his chances. Great effort to qualify but is facing an uphill battle in this lineup.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
43.00 43.00 4.57 5.01
Box 5
Race Odds
$15
 
 

Luna Jinx
Trainer
Len Ketelaar
Owner
G Harris, J Roberts, S Harris
Prizemoney
$46,730
Last 10 Starts
1413422161
May-12  

Blue

  Bitch   by   Velocette Hannah’s Jinx
Start Risky Running Middle to Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,507.42 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 13 5 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
42 65
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Has always had enormous talent but she tends to make a lot of mistakes in running. She turned in a very strong effort to score in her heat and if you knew she was going to get a clear run she would be a great chance to finish in the top three. My concern with her is that she doesn’t like to be crowded in her races and from the middle pin she is likely to get spat out the back early.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.20 42.93 4.59 5.12
Box 6
Race Odds
$1.60
Heat Replay
 
Space Star
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Camilla Limon
Prizemoney
$318,900
Last 10 Starts
1312111111
Jun-12   Black   Dog   by   Bekim Bale Tonto Tears
Start Good Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $10,287.10 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 20 4 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
65 90
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 4 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Easily the most in form chaser in the country and he continues to get better and better with every run. Last week he speared the lids and reeled off ridiculous sectionals before eclipsing a track record which looked almost impossible to break. He is suited to the wide draw tonight and if he can settle in the top three early he should blow his rivals away, he is the real deal and if he appears to be getting stronger with every run. A win tonight will see him climb past 400k in prize money and in the coming months I would expect him to continue his climb up the all time prize money list.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.93 41.93 4.97 4.97
Box 7
Race Odds
$16
 
 
Nicki Fields
Trainer
Gerard O’Keefe
Owner
Darren And Michael Puleio – MGR D Puleio
Prizemoney
$35,680
Last 10 Starts
1142311311
Sep-12   White & Blue   Bitch   by   Knocka Norris Misty Fields
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating   Rating 60
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 8 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
40 75
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Racing in career best form and she railed their ears off when scoring here last week in 42.91. The time wasn’t flashy but the track was slow and she can obviously go much faster than that. My concern with her tonight is that she is drawn on the wrong side of the track and she is likely to settle too far back in the early stages.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.91 42.91 5.02 5.02
Box 8
Race Odds
$18
 
 
Beks
Trainer
Patrick Bouchier
Owner
Patricia Bouchier
Prizemoney
$41,420
Last 10 Starts
3252415442
Mar-12   Black   Dog   by  

Bekim Bale

Flaming Doll
Start   Running   Finish  
Prizemoney Rating   Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 6 7 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %

17

57
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 3 5 2
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 1 1
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:My smokey for the final and I think he is a fantastic place bet. He is perfectly placed in the pink draw and he tends to save his best racing for this track and trip. He was soundly beaten in his heat but that was only his second run from a spell and I am expecting him to improve quite a bit on that run. I can’t see any chaser getting near Space Star but I think this bloke can avoid trouble early and he could put some value into the quinella dividend.”
Best The Meadows Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.32 42.96 5.22 4.72

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 8 – 3

Suggested Bets:

Quinella: 6 to rove with 1,3,8 ($3 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/1,3,8/1,3,8 ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/1,3,8/Field ($18 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/1/Field ($6 for 100%)

Trifecta: 6/1/3,8 ($2 for 100%)

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