2014 Group One Galaxy Preview

One of the hottest fields for the Group One Galaxy is set to go around on Saturday night at Greyhounds WA Cannington at 8.27pm Perth time and it’s hard to not to sense the excitement and nerves for trainers and owners involved in the $80,000 race. WA has three chasers in the final; Linda Britton’s Reverberate (box 4), Paul Stuart’s Ash Flash (box 8) and Lionel Rees’ Hellmuth (box 6). The best chance is with Stuart’s young stayer Ash Flash, who is set to jump paying $4.50. Victorian Born Ali for Robert Britton holds favouritism overall, currently paying $2.80 for the Galaxy win.

Born Ali is not the only talented stayer that Victoria has to offer; Lenny Jones’ Sweet It Is won her heat in the third fastest time of 41.99. Infinite Wish has somewhat of an advantage after having an extra start at Cannington the week before heats. It helped her find the in the heat, taking the corners better then the following week, but she was unable to reel in a high flying Born Ali. Dyna Willow, Gold Affair Two, Born Ali and Sweet It Is will all benefit from their run last week so expect them to come out running quicker times.

Box 1
 
 
Race Odds
$2.80
Born Ali
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Noel Mugavin
Prizemoney
$147,255.00
Last 10 Starts
1411822111
38 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Velocette Born
Princess
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,165.00 Rating 100 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
68 17  16 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
25% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  1 1 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 9 4 1 1
Comments: Kristie Collyer. (Handler): “Box One is definitely an advantage, especially with her early speed. Dyna Willow would be the dog to beat, if Born Ali is in front with Dyna Willow behind, there is a good chance she will run over the top of Born Ali.”
Best Canningtonl Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.71 41.71 15.52 15.52
Box 2
 
 
Race Odds
$4.00
Sweet It Is
Trainer
Leonard Jones
Owner
Leonard Jones
Prizemoney
$48,450.00
Last 10 Starts
1154315161
28
Months
  Black   Bitch   by   Mogambo Off
Springer
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,202.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 22  6 0 3
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
27% 41%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 2 0 0 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment. ARG comments – The inside box will improve her chances after jumping from box eight last week. She has the third fastest qualifying time coming into the race after running down fellow Victorian Gold Affair Two. 
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.99 41.99 15.95 15.95
 Box 3
 
 
Race Odds
$6.00
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins 
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$155,185.00
Last 10 Starts
1143171114
32
Months
  Red
Brindle
  Bitch   by   Collision Horizon
Bale
Start Okay Running  Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating  $4,083.00 Rating  96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 15 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 66%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  4 1 1 0

Comments: Tammy Collins (Handler) – “Dyna Willow prefers box three to any of the other boxes. It will come down to the first corner and what jumps and makes it to the front. Born Ali is the dog to beat from box one.”

Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.17 42.17 15.94 15.94
Box 4
 
 
Race Odds
$20.00
Reverberate
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
T Whittington &
G Sprod
Prizemoney
$72,790.00
Last 10 Starts
2132211111

38 Months

 

  Black   Bitch   by   Premier
Fantasy 
Surpassing
Start Quick Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,347.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 54 15  13 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  15  6   4  4
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 5 2 1 0
Comments: Linda Britton. (Trainer): – ” Reverberate is a place chance at best. There is a lot of pace around her, so her only chance is if she leads the race. Over all she is an honest dog.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41`.97 42.51 15.64 15.89
Box 5
 
 
Race Odds
$10.00
Infinite Wish
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Ptn
Mgr S Smith
Prizemoney
$67,460.00
Last 10 Starts
2143762735
33
Months
  Black   Bitch   by   Premier
Fantasy 
Jean
Jeannie
Start Good Running Middle Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $1,984.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
34 10 8 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 1 0 0 0
Comments: Trainer unavailable for comment- (ARG comment): She is up one run on her other travelling companions which gives her a bit of an edge. She has a lot of early speed to contend with in the race so she will need to be a length in front of them on the first corner to have a good chance at winning the race.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.90 41.90 15.63 15.63
Box 6
 
 
Race Odds
$65.00
Hellmuth
Trainer
Lionel Rees
Owner
L Rees &
J Rees
Prizemoney
$17,160.00
Last 10 Starts
2333361321
41 Months   Black   Dog   by   Mogambo Lagoon
Magic
Start Average Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $286.00 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
60 4 8 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
7% 38%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  4 0 0 2

Comments: Trainer unavailable to comment (ARG comment) – With just the one win over the 715 metre trip this race looks very much out of the WA chaser’s reach. Hellmuth is also a slow beginner but has strength behind him.

Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.09 42.57 16.09 16.14
Box 7
 
 
Race Odds
$12.00
Gold Affair Two
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Martin Hanke
Prizemoney
$109,375.00
Last 10 Starts
2648131231
43 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Texas
Gold
Olgers
Affair 
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,228.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
89 20 14 17
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
22% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  1   0  1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  11 2 3 2
Comments: Kristie Collyer (Handler)- “Gold Affair Two is going to have to come out of the boxes well to be in the race. Hopefully she gets carted across nicely to put her in a good position.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.09 42.09 15.47 15.47
Box 8
 
 
Race Odds
$4.50
Ash Flash
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Trevor Rhodes
Prizemoney
$48,615.00
Last 10 Starts
1114173211
32 Months   White   Bitch   by   Velocette Ashleigh
Ella
Start Well Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $2,113.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 23 10   2 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
43% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  4 3  0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  4 1 0 1
Comments: Paul Stuart (Trainer) – “Ash Flash is probably a level below the Victorian dogs in the race but in saying that you can’t knock her form here; she ran good times at Cannington a couple of weeks ago which puts her up there with them. It is the first time she has raced against a really good field and the way she races she should appreciate having the good dogs in the race. She should get every opportunity to perform but there are some good dogs in the race.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.75 42.07 15.88 15.91
1st Res
 
 
Race Odds
$20.00
Dyna Werribee
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$59,585.00
Last 10 Starts
3153154736
29 Months   Red
Fawn
  Bitch   by   Surf
Lorian
Corona
Bale
Start Okay Running Rail Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $1,103.00 Rating 94 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 54 10   9 12
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: ARG opinion is – Dyna Werribee failed to jump last week which proved costly because Born Ali and Infinite Wish got enough of a lead to prevent Dyna Werribee from running the pair down. Her time although isn’t bad,it wouldn’t be enough to get her across the line if she gets a start in the final. 
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.19 42.19 15.91 15.91
2nd Res
 
 
Race Odds
$50.00
Sassy Bullet
Trainer
Michael Rees
Owner
Michael 
Rees
Prizemoney
$40,015.00
Last 10 Starts
3484743661

31
Months

  Black   Dog   by   Magic
Sprite 
Sassy
Rebel 
Start Average Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating  $1,134.00 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
56 18  4 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
 18 6 1 3
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Comments: ARG opinion is – Sassy Bullet has the ability to fly out of the boxes and break away from a pack but this Galaxy field has too much early pace and strength to let Sassy Bullet get away with too much if she gets a run. 
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.06 42.20 15.53 15.73

 

 

2014 Galaxy Heats

Pedro’s Finest is set to pull on his racing rug for the 150th time in his career, taking away from the excitement of the big races for a split second. Although unable to make it through to the Group One Galaxy after running fifth in the heat last week, he will jump from box one for trainer John Iwanyk and the Pride Of Five Syndicate in the 715m FFA.