Group Two Warragul Cup Final Preview

After a record breaking run in the Group 2 Lion Quality Products Warragul Cup last week, Walk Hard has drawn the undesirable yellow rug. The race jumps at 9:28pm on Friday night and features Paw Licking and Black Magic Opal. There’s plenty of pace in the race and it should be a good one. The winner takes home $43,750.00.

Box 1
 
 
Race Odds
$4.00
Heat Replay
Paw Licking
Trainer
Kelvyn Greenough
Owner
Kingsbrae Di
Prizemoney
$283,650.00
Last 10 Starts
1312712112
34 Months   White & Black   Dog   by   Elite State Kingsbrae Di
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $X Rating 100 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
45 27 8 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
60 82
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 5 0 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is: High speed greyhound who is boxed perfectly. He has a 100% record from box one. It took a track record to beat him last week. He is a big chance.
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.55 25.53 6.40 6.42
Box 2
 
 
Race Odds
$3.20
Heat Replay
Deadly Vane
Trainer
Joe Borg
Owner
Deadly Capers Syndicate
Prizemoney
$36,060.00
Last 10 Starts
1116151151
24
Months
  Blue   Dog   by   Vee Man Vane Surfing Idol
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,774.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 8 0 0
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comments: Joe Borg (Trainer) – “I am just going to put him in the box and let him run his own race.”
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.57 25.57 6.54 6.54
 Box 3
 
 
Race Odds
$31.00
Heat Replay
Awesome Grunt
Trainer
Ian Bindley
Owner
Ian Bindley
Prizemoney
$41,270.00
Last 10 Starts
5121125411
28
Months
  Black   Dog   by   Bombastic Shiraz Runnin’ Jumpin’
Start Risky Running  Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $1,464.00 Rating  96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 13 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 4 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0

Comments: Ian Bindley (Trainer) – “I think there’s a few there that if they lead he’s going to have a lot of trouble. Paw Licking and Black Magic Opal, if they get to the lead he’s going to be in real trouble. He hasn’t got the pace early that they’ve got but if he can stay out of trouble early and they don’t get clear, he would be an outside chance. He likes it on the fence so the box draw isn’t too bad. If he can sit behind Paw Licking, he’s a stronger dog at the finish but it’s getting there that will be the problem. He’s a very smart dog in the field, he will take gaps, he will go inside dogs and he will go around dogs. There’s just a lot of pace in the race. I really think he will struggle to thread his way through them.”

Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.79 25.79 6.48 6.61
Box 4
 
 
Race Odds
$23.00
Heat Replay
Evie’s Entity
Trainer
Lyn Smith
Owner
Yolo Syndicate
Prizemoney
$68,340.00
Last 10 Starts
1544151211

37 Months

 

  Black   Bitch   by   Mogambo Girl Aloud
Start Slow Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,709.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 19 8 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 5 0 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 3 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is: – Tenacious bitch that loves Warragul. Slow beginner who may not be able to catch the leaders if she suffers some early interference.
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.55 25.79 6.59 6.66
Box 5
 
 
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Walk Hard
Trainer
Nicole McRae
Owner
Nicole McRae
Prizemoney
$62,460.00
Last 10 Starts
1251311211
40 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bit Chili Miss Bling
Start Slow Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $1,893.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 15 9 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 3 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 3 0
Comments: Nicole McRae (Trainer) – “He needs a miracle. The box is against him. It’s hard to get a clear run from box five. Everything’s got to go your way. There’s pace all around him.”
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.46 25.46 6.56 6.56
Box 6
 
 
Race Odds
$81.00
Heat Replay
Risk Of Damage
Trainer
Geraldine Debono
Owner
Geraldine Debono
Prizemoney
$27,140.00
Last 10 Starts
4225723171
38 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Path To Power Above The Sky
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,005.00 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 8 8 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 0 1

Comments: Geraldine Debono (Trainer) – “I am not too sure. She’s in there. All I am hoping is that she does well from her box. She likes the outside but she’s got some good competition with her. She loves Warragul. All I hoped for in the heat is that she was there with them and it was such a surprise that she actually got up there and stayed with them from box four, I didn’t think she would do any well out of box four. The three was scratched late last week and gave her a bit of room. I am just glad she is there.”

Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
26.04 26.04 6.55 6.55
Box 7
 
 
Race Odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
Black Magic Opal
Trainer
Jason Thompson
Owner
Black Opal Syndicate
Prizemoney
$527,690.00
Last 10 Starts
1111112161
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Magic Sprite Awesome Opal
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $13,531.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 30 5 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
77% 90%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 4 1 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG opinion is – Has opened as favourite for the race and has the pace to overcome the box. If Paw Licking leads and gets a saloon run along the rails, Black Magic Opal will have to work hard to get around him.
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.59 25.62 6.46 6.49
Box 8
 
 
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
Crump
Trainer
Troy Iwanyk
Owner
Off The Leash Syndicate
Prizemoney
$75,925.00
Last 10 Starts
1785211412
32 Months   Black   Dog   by   Superman Mon Cherie
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,852.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
41 19 6 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
46% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 3 1 2
Comments: Troy Iwanyk (Trainer) – “I think he’s well boxed, his run in the heats was very good. It’s a tough race but if he can stay out of trouble and sit outside of them he should be somewhere in the finish with a clear run.”
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
25.58 25.76 6.60 6.66
1st Res
 
 
Race Odds
$23.00
Cointreau Cap 
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Paul Donaldson
Prizemoney
$37,565.00
Last 10 Starts
3218113512
37 Months   Black   Dog   by   Premier Fantasy Alotta Mojo
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $894.00 Rating 94 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
42 19 3 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 86%
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: ARG opinion is – Has the speed to be up there early but will need to improve off last week’s run to be a chance.
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 25.84 6.50 6.50
2nd Res
 
 
Race Odds
$31.00
Musquin Bale
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$40,015.00
Last 10 Starts
4135285182

33
Months

  Red Fawn   Dog   by   Dyna Lachlan Princess Bale
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $X Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 7 5 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 58%
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: ARG opinion is – Returned from a long spell last week and ran a good race. He has natural improvement in him if he gets a start.
Best Warragul Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
NBT 25.88 6.60 6.60

 

 

Paw Licking (1) has an enviable record from the inside draw, winning all five times he has started from the box. He was beaten in track record time last week and his early sections were flying. If he repeats that effort, he will be in with a big chance. Black Magic Opal (7) will need to contend with an outside draw. He is the short priced favourite for the race and if he runs up to his best, will be hard to beat.

Newly crowned track record holder Walk Hard (5) has not drawn well in the five. He will need some luck in the early stages, but there is no doubting his talent. Crump (8) is boxed nicely on the extreme outside and ran home impressively last week. Deadly Vale (2) is the youngster in the field and can post fast times. We will have to wait and see how he handles the box at the track.

Awesome Grunt (1) ran home brilliantly along the rails last week. If he can get a nice position early he can run a place. Evie’s Entity (4) loves Warragul, but she can be slow at box rise and she can’t afford to give some of the dogs in this field a start. Risk of Damage (6) won at odds last week. Her run showed great tenacity but she will need some luck from the draw.

It should be a great final and we may just see the track record go again.