Group Three Birthday Cup Preview

On Friday night at 8.02pm Perth time Mandurah greyhounds will hold the Group 3 Mandurah Mail Birthday Cup over the 405 metre distance.

Linda Britton has three chasers and a reserve prepared for the final. Her best chance lies with Te Amo, who will jump from the pink box. If Britton is able to get a start with her second reserve Rapido Kid, litter brother to Te Amo, he will also give the rest of the field a run for their money.

Both David Hobby and Bill Skipper have two contenders in the final. Skipper has the fastest qualifier for the final with Special Pup who will be wearing the yellow rug. David Hobby’s Luba Monelli holds favouritism heading into the final despite jumping from box four.

Burzynski cannot be forgotten. His early speed from any box can land him lengths in front of the field; he also has the strength to prevent dogs from running him down.

The eight dogs vying for the $37,000 prize will need to be at their very best in this speedy field.

Box 1
 
 
Race Odds
$11.00
Gomes
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
G Weston & C Weston 
Prizemoney
$75,320.00
Last 10 Starts
1112566616
47 Months   Black   Dog   by Bombastic
Shiraz  
  Shazlyn
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,158.00 Rating 94
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
65 17 11 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26%  57% 
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 4 2 0
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) – “Gomes is probably a better place chance even though he has a great box. If he comes out of the boxes well he’s in with a really good chance.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.69 22.69 N/A N/A
Box 2
 
 
Race Odds
$6.50
 Ritchie Rich 
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
David Hobby
Prizemoney
$64,465.00
Last 10 Starts
1324623632
47
Months
  White & Black   Dog   by   Premier
Fantasy
Disturbia
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,056.00 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
61 16 14 8
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
   4  1 2 0
Comments: David Hobby (Trainer) – “He has the ability to jump to the front. He should run home strong.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.48

22.83

6.51 N/A
 Box 3
 
 
Race Odds
$13.00
Special Jim 
Trainer
William Skipper
Owner
William Skipper
Prizemoney
$22,350.00
Last 10 Starts
1871374612
43
Months
  Black   Dog   by   Velocette Barry’s
Special
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $698.00 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 10 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 1 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 3 0
Comments: William Skipper (Trainer) – “I think they might go a bit too quick for him. He has been slow of the boxes recently so there will always be something that will get in his way unless he steps out.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.60 22.87 N/A N/A
Box 4
 
 
Race Odds
$3.00
Luba Monelli
Trainer
David Hobby
Owner
M Quinsee & 
M Quinsee
Prizemoney
$59,830.00
Last 10 Starts
1143313443

42
Months

  Black   Bitch   by   Mogambo Foolish
Monelli 
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating  $1,813.00 Rating 100 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 13 4 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 82%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
   5 1 0 2
Comments:  David Hobby (Trainer) – “She went fast last week so she is in with a good chance. i expect her to come home strong.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.54 22.54 6.62 6.62
Box 5
 
 
Race Odds
$4.00
Special Pup
Trainer
William Skipper
Owner
William Skipper
Prizemoney
$40,400.00
Last 10 Starts
1842118165
43 Months   Black   Dog   by   Velocette Barry’s
Special
Start Good Running Rail Finish

Great

Prizemoney Rating $1,262.00 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 16 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 11 1 0
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 1
Comments: William Skipper (Trainer) – “Special Pup is our best chance, he might get the run from this box. If he shows the same sort of explosive speed, half way down the running he is going to be chance.“
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.41 22.53 5.51 N/A
Box 6
 
 
Race Odds
$9.00
Burzynski
Trainer
Ben Abercrombie
Owner
Badger’s Curse SYN Mgr G Dwyer
Prizemoney
$42,640.00
Last 10 Starts
1566161621
43 Months   White&
Black 
  Dog   by   Premier
Fantasy
Tayza
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,522.00 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 12 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
43% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  1 0 0
Comments: Ben Abercrombie (Trainer) – “The box is good for him so he is some chance, but he will have to be faultless to win the race.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.79 22.79 N/A N/A
Box 7
 
 
Race Odds
$13.00
Hello Knocka
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
Too Much Red SYN Mgr T Price
Prizemoney
$28,110.00
Last 10 Starts
1268133454
35 Months   Black   Dog   by   Knocka
Norris
Regent
Ebony
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $611.00 Rating 96 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
46 9 10 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 54%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 1 2 3
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) – “Hello Knocka is an outside place chance because of his box. He does love Mandurah so that works in his favour.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.74 22.74 N/A N/A
Box 8
 
 
Race Odds
$5.00
Te Amo
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
M Romer, G Adamson, S Allen
Prizemoney
$84,265.00
Last 10 Starts
1411421132
43 Months   Black   Bitch   by  

Cosmic
Rumble

Osti’s
Bride
Start Good Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating  $2,478.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
24 12 5 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 75%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
       
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 1
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) – “She’s probably our best chance in the race, the only worry for her is the box. It is going make things a bit harder crossing from out there.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.55 22.55 N/A N/A
1st Res
 
 
Race Odds
$13.00
Fancy Dreamer
Trainer
Paul Stuart
Owner
P Stuart, G Alexander, S Alexander
Prizemoney
$20,115.00
Last 10 Starts
2111211511
37 Months   Black    Dog   by   Brett
Lee 
Fancy
Penny
Start Good Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,183.00 Rating 92 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 9 2 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
53% 76%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1 2
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Paul Stuart (Trainer) – “Depending on how he draws he would be a good chance if he gets a run. He is a very fast dog around Mandurah.” 
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.61 22.61 6.63 6.63
2nd Res
 
 
Race Odds
$6.00
Rapido Kid
Trainer
Linda Britton
Owner
 M Romer, G Adamson, S Allen
Prizemoney
$7,350.00
Last 10 Starts
1211111

43
Months

  Black   Dog   by   Cosmic
Rumble 
Osti’s
Bride
Start Good Running Middle Finish Well
Prizemoney Rating  $1,470.00 Rating 99 
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
   6 5 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
80% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
  5 4 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Linda Britton (Trainer) – “I would love for Rapido Kid to get a run. Off last weeks run he would have been in with a chance.”
Best Mandurah Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
22.34 22.75 6.59 N/A