2015 Group 1 Perth Cup final tips & betting preview

A SENSATIONAL night of racing is set to take place at Cannington on Saturday with the running of two Group 1’s: the Perth Cup (530m) and the Galaxy (715m).

The Perth Cup has attracted a quality lineup with the favourite being versatile bitch Star Recall off the cherry. The daughter of High Earner and No Recall has been in terrific form recently and is drawn to make her presence felt.

Paul Stuart has three runners engaged in the final in Astronomize (box two), Quartz Bale (box four) and Starlight Jack (box seven) with each greyhound having a fantastic chance in seizing the prize.

The other major player in the $140,000-to-the-winner feature is My Bro Fabio (box eight), which scored an enormous last-to-first victory in his heat last week. The powerhouse black sprinter just need a touch of luck early to be a massive threat.

The Group 1 Perth Cup final is race eight on the card and is set to jump at 12:22am AEDT.

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.35
 
 
Star Recall
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Kevin Dover
Prizemoney
$289,815
Last 10 Starts
1711511111
April
2012
  Black   Bitch   by   High
Earmer
No
Recall
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $6,166 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
47 29 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62 63
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 14 6 4
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 3 2 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Track specialist and has taken all before her in recent weeks. Prior to her two recent wins here, she had been racing in Victoria and she recently captured the Sale Cup Final. She is highly versatile and she has blistering speed at both ends of her races. If she steps cleanly from the red she should just about hold them out at the first bend and if she leads I can’t see them reeling her in.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.85 30.17 5.57 5.66
Box 2
Race Odds
$4.20
 
 
Astronomize
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Paul Stuart
Prizemoney
$24,705
Last 10 Starts
112126111
November
2012
  Red
Brindle
  Dog   by   Kinloch
Brae
Starlight
Delly
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,941 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 5 2 0
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62 88
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 1 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Exciting talent who has won six of nine to date and all of those wins have been in explosive fashion. Last time out he reeled off breathtaking sectionals before stopping the clock in a best of the night 30.05. If he can step away like he did last week he should match motors with the red for most of the journey and it should make for a stirring battle.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.05 30.05 5.65 5.65
Box 3
Race Odds
$23
Heat Replay
 
Whodat Knockin’
Trainer
Jason Thompson
Owner
Who Dat – Mgr D Doherty
Prizemoney
$85,590
Last 10 Starts
2112613341
August
2011
  Brindle   Dog   by Knocka
Norris
  Shanlyn
Supreme
Start Average Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,528 Rating 55
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
56 18 7 11
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32 64
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 0 2
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Draw helped in his heat win and it was a pretty weak lineup. He was having his first look at the track so he should improve on his steady 30.55 winning time but I still dont think he can improve enough to be a factor.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.55 30.55 5.78 5.78
Box 4
Race Odds
$7.50
 
 
Quartz Bale
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Paul Wheeler
Prizemoney
$39,690
Last 10 Starts
1111821341

October
2012

  Light
Fawn
  Dog   by   Yahoo
Omar
  Zambola
Bale
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,835 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 10 1 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
71 86
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 9 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
0 0 0 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Poorly drawn tonight but he has probably the best turn of foot of any chaser in this field. Last week he was just steady to begin but once he hit the 40m mark he went into another gear before scoring in a blistering 30.12. He will need to do everything right in the first 50m but if he gets room to muster he will give the inside two something to think about mid race.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.12 30.12 5.69 5.72
Box 5
Race Odds
$26
 
 
Xtreme Knocka
Trainer
Jason Thompson
Owner
John Macri
Prizemoney
$41,595
Last 10 Starts
4221781212
September
2012
 

White
&
Blue
Brindle

  Dog   by   Knocka
Norris
Misty
Fields
Start Average Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,155 Rating 50
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 13 11 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
36 72
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Led for most of the journey here last week and was far from disgraced as he was gunned down right on the line. The rails draw was a big factor last week and from the middle pin tonight I think he is going to face an uphill battle. He is highly talented on his night but too many things need to go right for him to feature in this.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.27 30.27 5.70 5.70
Box 6
Race Odds
$23
Heat Replay
 
Downlight
Trainer
John Carmody
Owner
P Cameron, C Levitzke, S Mackinnon, B Mackinnon
Prizemoney
$45,715
Last 10 Starts
2232244111
Nov
2012
  Black   Dog   by   Kinloch
Brae
Starlight
Delly
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Weak
Prizemoney Rating $1,987 Rating 40
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 11 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
48 87
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 6 7 2
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Was probably the biggest surprise of the heats and he is unlikely to feature tonight. He has the speed to be in the firing line at the first turn but he just doesn’t have the speed mid race to match some of the more fancied runners. Great effort to qualify but I can’t see him making an impact tonight.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.51 30.51 5.60 5.66
Box 7
Race Odds
$8.50
 
 
Starlight Jack
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
Aleisha Stuart
Prizemoney
$71,860
Last 10 Starts
1111114121
November
2012
  Black   Dog   by Kinloch
Brae
  Starlight
Delly
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,421 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 13 6 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
62 90
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 10 5 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0

ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Has won 11 of 17 over this journey and he was probably the most impressive heat winner last week, purely because he managed to come from off the speed and reel in a very fast chaser. If he pings away tonight he is obviously a chance of clearing them and winning, however he has done his best racing from inside draws in his career to date and I think he is going to have to work too hard in the early stages.”

Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.26 30.26 5.63 5.77
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.20
 
 
My Bro Fabio
Trainer
Brooke Ennis
Owner
Michelle Jones
Prizemoney
$229,325
Last 10 Starts
1511123611
March
2012
  Black   Dog   by  

Turanza
Bale

Flamenco
Start Slow Running Wide Finish Very
Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,985 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 23 9 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50 78
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 3 0 1
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Ridiculous talent who will unwind an almighty finish, last week he copped a couple of knocks in running but he was still good enough to score. The time was a bit disappointing but it was his first look at the track and I would expect him to have derived a lot of benefit from that run. He is going to be giving some brilliant chasers a big head start but he has done it before and with a trouble free run he will take a power of beating.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.47 30.47 5.91 5.91
1st Res
Race Odds
$23
 
 
Cosmic Wise
Trainer
Jeff Britton
Owner
Brona Lane Racing – Mgr J Wright
Prizemoney
$115,415
Last 10 Starts
3115715662
September
2011
  Black   Bitch   by Cosmic
Chief
 

Wise
Penny

Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,776 Rating 70
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
65 21 11 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32 60
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 0
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG’s Brad Bugeja:Solid effort in her heat and she wouldn’t be without a hope if she started, she has made a couple of Group One Finals in her career already and if she runs I would definitely include her in my exotic bets.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.29 30.29 5.74 5.74
2nd Res
Race Odds
$21
 
 
Gone To Heaven
Trainer
Chris Halse
Owner
A Haines, P Haines, C Halse
Prizemoney
$73,755
Last 10 Starts
1171241742
January
2012
  Black   Bitch   by  

Collide

Casey’s
Angel
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Weak
Prizemoney Rating $1,891 Rating 55
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
39 17 6 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44 67
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
31 16 4 3
Box – Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
ARG’s Brad Bugeja: Has a tremendous record here and is capable of running blistering sectionals, only concern with her is that she tends to fold up quickly when the pressure goes on in these stronger races. Has the talent to make an impact but has to lead and can’t see that happening in this field.”
Best Cannington Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.09 30.52 5.60 5.67

Top Four: 2 – 8 – 1 – 4

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