2014 Group Two WA Derby Preview

Eight chasers will pull on their respective rugs to take part in Cannington’s Group Two Derby on Saturday night. The $40,000 to the winner final is made up of just the one interstate chaser, Darren McDonald’s Tiggerlong Amigo; who is set to start favourite despite jumping from box six.

In the heats he found the front in a matter of seconds and didn’t look like being beaten, as he extended his winning margin to over nine lengths. The white and black dog stopped the clock in the fastest qualifying time of 30.31, which earned him favouritism heading into the race.

David Hobby’s Prang Monelli looks to be WA’s best chance from box two. His heat performance saw him come strong after missing the start. At 8.09pm Perth time the 530 metre boxes will open and the 2014 Derby winner will be named.

Box 1
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
Panther Monelli
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
M & M Quinsee
Prizemoney
$11,570.00
Last 10 Starts
1821536351
24 Months Black Dog by Milldean
Panther
Fantasy
Monelli
Start Average Running Rails Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating $723.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 5 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 3 0 2
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Got an easy run last week from box two finding the lead early on. This week will be harder with chasers like Ambitious Gem and Tiggerlong Amigo who have plenty of early pace.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.66 30.77 5.77 5.89
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.50
Heat Replay
Prang Monelli
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
M & M Quinsee
Prizemoney
$20,750.00
Last 10 Starts
1236541111
30 Months Brindle Dog by Collsion Joanne
Monelli
Start Average Running Rails Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $648.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 9 7 8
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 2 2 5
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion is – Not the best of beginners which doesn’t help his cause. If he is going to be any chance of winning the Derby he will need to find the lead early to hold off the likes of Tiggerlong Amigo.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.66 30.66 5.85 5.85
Box 3
Race Odds
$30.00
Heat Replay
Major Heartache
Trainer
Max Julien
Owner
M & P
Julien
Prizemoney
$6,505.00
Last 10 Starts
2536416483
28 Months Black
&
White
Dog by Where’s
Pedro
Miss
Slick
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $325.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 2 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
10% 25%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 2 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Comments: ARG opinion – Last week in the heat he was unlucky not to come away with the win over Full Of Beans. This weeks test is a bit tougher, can’t see him being able to hold off some of the talented chasers in the final.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.84 30.84 5.76 5.79
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.80
Heat Replay
Full Of Beans
Trainer
Ben Abercrombie
Owner
Helen
Sayer
Prizemoney
$13,795.00
Last 10 Starts
123114111
25 Months Black Dog by Collision Miss
Marley
Start Fast Running Rails Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $1,532.00 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 89%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 6 1 1
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 0
Comments: Ben Abercrombie (Trainer) – “His strength is his ability to get to the front so he might lead this race. Just have to hope he is a long way in front for him not to be caught because he isn’t that strong. If it rains it won’t help him because he gets tired on a heavy track.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.68 30.84 5.64 5.72
Box 5
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Deputy Chief
Trainer
Max Julien
Owner
M & P
Julien
Prizemoney
$16,040.00
Last 10 Starts
1547711522
28 Months Black
&
White
Dog by Where’s
Pedro
Miss
Slick
Start Average Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $802.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 4 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 4 4 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 1 0
Comments: ARG comment – Last week Deputy Chief put in a super performance when he thundered home to beat Jabba Da Pup. This week is a bit harder with dogs like Tiggerlong Amigo and Prang Monelli who are going to be strong to the line.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.73 30.86 5.75 5.92
Box 6
Race Odds
$2.30
Heat Replay
Tiggerlong Amigo
Trainer
Darren McDonald
Owner
Helen Flinn
Prizemoney
$18,665.00
Last 10 Starts
1311112371
29 Months White
&
Black
Dog by Cosmic
Chief
Tiggerlong
Petal
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,097.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 8 3 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
47% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
Comments: Darren McDonald (trainer) -“He will be very hard to beat if he comes out like he did last week, he also looked pretty strong. Full Of Beans should take out the inside dogs when he crosses to the rails and Ambitious Gem should be up there early in the race.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.31 30.31 5.73 5.73
Box 7
Race Odds
$25.00
Heat Replay
Burundi
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
Gregory
Smith
Prizemoney
$4,850.00
Last 10 Starts
2651311
26 Months Black Dog by Bekim
Bale
My
Black
Bess
Start Well Running Middle Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $808.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) – “The best we can hope for is that he can run into a place. He is a little bit too inexperienced at the moment and it will be hard to beat Darren McDonald’s dog.”
Best Cinnington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.74 30.88 5.77 5.77
Box 8
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Ambitious Gem
Trainer
Jamie Marsh
Owner
Anthony Barranca
Prizemoney
$14,720.00
Last 10 Starts
2572233122
28 Months Blue Dog by El
Grand
Senor
Cosmic
Sapphire
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $817.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 5 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 0 3 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: Jamie Marsh (Trainer) – “I think he will struggle because he is outclassed. Box eight is also a massive disadvantage because he likes to head towards the rails. I am just happy to be in the final.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.70 30.75 5.69 5.69
1st Res
Race Odds
$15.00
Heart Replay
Jabba Da Pup
Trainer
Christine Robartson
Owner
Jodee Jennings
Prizemoney
$9,915.00
Last 10 Starts
2211611
27 Months Black Dog by Go
Wild
Teddy
Pretty
Spiffy
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Average
Prizemoney Rating $1,416.00 Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 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: Very talented young dog, if he is to get a start in the final he will look to improve on his first start at Cannington.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.94 30.94 5.77 5.77
2nd Res
Race Odds
$10.00
Heat Replay
Stangafied
Trainer
Brad Yates
Owner
A & J
Marley
Prizemoney
$25,965.00
Last 10 Starts
2314311141
25 Months Black Dog by El
Grand
Senor
Stanga
Jill
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $ Rating
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 10 4 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 7 3 2
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Stangafied isn’t the best box dog and this will more then likely cost him the race if he gets a start, although he is strong it will take a massive effort to run down some of the talented chasers in the field.
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.21 31.10 5.77 5.93