2015 Group 2 Launceston Cup semi-final tips & betting preview

THREE semi-finals of the will be run and won on Monday night with first and second plus the two fastest thirds progressing through to the following week’s $40,000-to-the-winner final on February 16.

Race No. 6A Total Car Rentals Launceston C…9:18 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $4,380 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,070 2nd: $875 3rd: $435.


1BREAKER’S TIP411129.84Gary Fahey
2WAREHOUSE MOUSE246330.24Paul Hili
3MANDY CHARM147429.72Edward Medhurst
4REBELATION633230.27Paul Donaldson
5RAPIDDORE258430.29Gary Johnson
6BAIN’S LANE715329.87Brendan Pursell
7GEMSTONE JACK362430.07Anthony Bullock
8811129.59Kelly Bravo
9STAR CHAMBER624530.03Edward Medhurst
10QUICK ADVANCE527530.11

Semi Final One

There appears to be only two genuine winning chances in this semi and in reality Secret Spell should just gap them. Last week she had her first look at the track and after stepping well she reeled off explosive sectionals before stopping the clock in an eye popping 29.59. She is drawn on the other side of the track tonight which is a small concern but she has won from this draw previously and with an ounce of luck she should win by panels.

Breaker’s Tip is the local star and he has won four of five over this track and trip. From the red he should be able to push through and go with the favourite in the early stages, however I dont think he will be able to match her mid race, he does look a moral for the quinella spot though.

Bain’s Lane has a heap of talent but he is always hampered by his poor box manners. If he misses it away again tonight he should be able to find the rail early and he could push through into a prominent spot mid race.

Gemstone Jack rounds out the place hopes, he has a great record here and he will be very strong in the run home.

Top Four: 8 – 1 – 6 – 7

Race No. 7A Total Car Rentals Launceston C…9:39 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $4,380 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,070 2nd: $875 3rd: $435.


1HALF CENTURY228329.89Anthony Bullock
2BLACK SIENNA133430.13Edward Medhurst
3DOMINATOR GIRL655129.74Paul Hili
4ONE DEE214129.92Shane Taylor
5WAYMORE’S BLUES251229.79Kelly Bravo
6BRAD HILL BILLY313229.64Allan Clark
7SING THE SONG233329.88Robert Grubb
8GREAT TAYLORS357430.22Anthony Bullock
10DIRTY RICH421530.05Peter Phillips

Semi Final Two

Looks to be a fairly even race but I think the middle division will dominate the race. Waymore Blues was placed in sizzling time in his heat and on that occasion he looked a little lost at the first corner. He should be able to follow the blue across in the early stages and I expect him to then get away mid race. He has the class edge and with a clear run he should salute.

Brad Hilly Billy was enormous when placed behind Secret Spell here last week, he is normally a fair beginner but he does muster speed at a rate of knots and if he turns in a similar performance to last week he will take a power of beating. The only thing that concerns me tonight is that he is awkwardly drawn and he does take a couple of strides to wind up.

Sing The Song is suited by the wide draw and she should run a nice race at big odds, I dont think she can win but she is a must for the exotics.

One Dee rounds out the chances, she was an impressive heat winner last week and she should be in the mix for most of the journey again.

Top Four: 5 – 6 – 7 – 4

Race No. 8A Total Car Rentals Launceston C…10:03 PM
SE event over 515 metres at Launceston Of $4,380 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,070 2nd: $875 3rd: $435.


1SENOR SLAMMA212330.06Gary Johnson
2SENOR SCOOBY486229.94
3UNDERCLASS HERO584229.79Michael Stringer
4RAZ SIMPSON43X430.11Anthony Bullock
5WASHINGTON355330.20Kyron Ebdon
6RIDE THE RAILS113129.67Kelly Bravo
7LILLYCETTE231129.63Edward Medhurst
8MINNIE MOGUL533229.93Paul Hili
9GLOBAL DEEJAY217530.26Peter Phillips
10YEAH RIGHT461529.76Edward Medhurst

Semi Final Three

Ride The Rails is an absolute beast and with a little luck in the early stages he should win in convincing style. He was recently placed in the Hobart Thousand and Cup finals and he capped off a great stretch with a 29.67 heat win last week. He is suited by the wide draw and there isn’t a whole lot of speed around him, he really should get the cash easily.

Senor Slamma has the good draw and he wasn’t disgraced in his heat placing, from the red he has a great chance to hold them out early and he is a different chaser when on the bunny.

Lillycette is airborne at present and her three wins at this track have all been around the 29.70 mark. I’m a little concerned about the pace on her outside but if she steps cleanly she should give the favourite something to think about.

Top Four: 6 – 1 – 7 – 2

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