2015 Group 3 New Sensation tips & betting preview

SIX heats of the Group 3 New Sensation series kick off the 2015 Golden Carnival at on Friday night.

First run in 2013 when taken out by Charmed Assassin, the 2015 series is open for greyhound whelped on or after the 14th November 2012 with no more than 10 wins from no more than 20 starts.

The final, worth $25,000-to-the-winner, will be run on April 4th, the same night as the Golden Easter Egg.

Race No. 2New Sensation H7:38 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


2IRISH WHIP41531.30Jason Platts
4ROAD CREW311230.41John Maroun
5BLUE REVOLVER126530.34Owen Langley
6COUNTRY FOX113630.01Neil Staines
7MR. MAKE BELIEVE216230.21Paul Roach
8PRINCE DON1653NBTGregory Paget
10COOL 5315NBTMichael Hodges

Tiggerlong Katut has scored some great wins in recent months and he should be able to lead throughout in this heat. He has won two in a row at Wagga and in late January he scored a top all the way win at The Meadows in 30.15. If he steps cleanly he would have no trouble leading and he will give a great sight out in front.

Still Searchin’ has the good draw and she can atone for her three luckless efforts here. She isn’t the best of beginners but from the red she should be able to settle in the first half of the field and she may run over the top of them in the home straight.

Mr. Make Believe has a great turn of foot and he recently beat a handy lineup of pups when posting a smart 30.21 here. The wide draw won’t help but if he steps cleanly he has enough early toe to get across.

Country Fox has the talent to win a race like this, however I’m a little concerned about the speed drawn on his outside.

Top Four: 3 – 1 – 7 – 6

Race No. 3New Sensation H7:58 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1STAR TORANA122130.33Shaun Evans
4DEVIL PRINCE222330.19Owen Langley
5NO JOCKEY NEEDED315230.41Anthony Azzopardi
6MIRACLE WHIP1521NBTLesley Hannaford
7EVIDENCE313130.21Mark Bell
8FAMOUS STYLE2X5530.27Carole Eaton
9COOL TIFI5315NBTMichael Hodges
10PARIS ROUBAIX8878NBTDarris Fahey

Kingsbrae Nelly is having her first look at the track but she did look impressive when scoring an all the way win at in 30.17. She is still learning and she will continue to get stronger with every run but this race doesn’t appear to be overly strong so she might be able to steal it.

Star Torana has a great record here and she has scored some top wins in her brief career to date, my concern with her tonight is that she does like to move wide at the bends and she might get dragged down as she moves off.

Miracle Whip showed great early speed in his impressive 30.02 Bathurst win last time and if he brings that form to town he will be a major player in this, the box draw isn’t great tonight but he did exit this pin in his Bathurst Victory.

Evidence rounds out the serious chances, he can be hard to follow but he has scored some dominant wins at Bulli in recent weeks.

Top Four: 2 – 1 – 6 – 7

Race No. 4New Sensation H8:18 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1WINSOME JACKO436629.61Melinda Finn
3TRUE BLU DESTINY316530.62Susan Sundstrom
4ZIPPING EASTWOOD214229.91Jason Mackay
5SWEET RELEASE125130.60Neil Staines
6CALYPSO STAR1254NBTKayla-jane Coleman
7GOLDENGROVE LAD211129.83Sydney Swain
8LITTLE HIGH218629.98Johannes Vanderburg
10COOL TIFI5315NBTMichael Hodges

This is easily the strongest heat depth wise and I think there is some value with the pink Little High. Three starts back he recorded a brilliant 30.55 Richmond win and prior to that he recorded two eye catching placings here. I’m expecting the inside division to bunch up in this event and that might allow him to zip away mid race.

Goldengrove Lad has won three on end and he went through the first marker in a blistering 5.35 last week before scoring in an overall 29.83, he steps from a wider draw tonight but he has genuine early dash and with a clean getaway he should come across nicely with the pink.

Winsome Jacko is the most talented chaser in the event and if you knew he was going to come out you would empty your bank account. However, he can bomb the start at times and he does like to get wide. If he goes around at silly odds he is definitely worth a bet but I wouldn’t be rushing to take short odds.

Cosmic Break must also be respected, he is making his debut for a new kennel and he has shown great talent in his brief career to date.

Top Four: 8 – 7 – 1 – 4

Race No. 5New Sensation H8:38 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1HIGH PRAISE582430.51Karen Thompson
2ZIPPING TROY117NBTMartin Hallinan
3BLACK JELLYBEAN815530.77Simon Ma
4MASTER GEE314830.17Christine Proctor
5CAGMA145630.73Christopher Carl
6TOPPER ROAD183329.80Anthony Azzopardi
7SHEBA’S IMAGE261230.10John Lawson
8NO DONUTS211230.21Johannes Vanderburg
9COOL TIFI5315NBTMichael Hodges
10PARIS ROUBAIX8878NBTDarris Fahey

No Donuts is the real deal and after two brilliant Richmond wins of late he appears ready to show his best in town. He is a fairly reliable beginner and he is armed with an explosive turn of speed, he should get a nice cart across from Topper Road early and I would then expect him to put them to the sword mid race.

Topper Road is clearly the next best, he is a super beginner and he has won here previously in a slick 29.80, he hasn’t been at his best in his past two runs but he should strip a lot fitter tonight.

Black Jellybean is another who has smart early speed and he should be in the mix for a long way, he lacks the strength of the other two but he should still be able to hand on for a place.

Zipping Troy is the interesting runner, he has won two of three at Sandown and he appears to be quite strong.

Top Four: 8 – 6 – 3 – 2

Race No. 6New Sensation H8:58 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1SAN JOY2213NBTLesley Hannaford
2FANTASTIC SID522129.71Jason Fletcher
3KINGSBRAE LAVINA113330.54John Dart
4TIGGERLONG KILLA563130.32Kevin Keys
5LORD LICRICK133529.96Robert Green
7JODY FLY726X30.44Christopher Carl
8ESTRANGED411NBTLuke Azzopardi
10COOL TIFI5315NBTMichael Hodges

Fantastic Sid is a super talent and he blew away his rivals when scoring at Dapto last time in 29.54. He has the speed to lead them again tonight and if he finds the lure early I would expect him to run around the 29.60 mark. There is a small concern about the speed drawn directly outside but if he does everything right at box rise he should salute.

Lord Licrick was a smart 29.96 winner here four runs back and he appears to be getting stronger with every run, he has drawn poorly once again but he does have good speed and that should help him avoid any early trouble.

Kingsbrae Lavina broke the 30 second barrier when winning at Albion Park three runs back and if she reproduces that type of form she will figure in the finish, she had a look at the track last week so she should have derived a lot of benefit from that run.

Bedazzled Bead is the interesting runner, she has only had the three runs in to date but one of those was an impressive 25.45 win, I’m concerned that she will struggle in the final 50m but she could be on the speed for most of the trip.

Top Four: 2 – 5 – 3 – 6

Race No. 7New Sensation H9:18 PM
NG event over 520 metres at Wentworth park Of $4,630 Prizemoney.
1st: $3,500 2nd: $770 3rd: $360.


1GUNDAL A GOGO815230.52Barry Colless
2DEBORAH LEE141430.16Anthony Azzopardi
3LORD GEE811330.05Christine Proctor
4IONA CHAMPION121129.96Troy Donaldson
5ZIPPING SONNY112329.81Jason Mackay
6APHORISM5171NBTShaun Evans
7RED BASTIEN427531.17Chris O’brien
9COOL TIFI5315NBTMichael Hodges
10PARIS ROUBAIX8878NBTDarris Fahey

Very even contest and I think Lord Gee should get a clear passage in the early stages and that might allow him to zip away mid race. He has scored two impressive wins here of late and he appears to be getting stronger with each run and he also improved a fair bit on the clock. He has a wide runner with speed on his outside, so he blue should run cover for him and if he can find the lure early he should be running around the 29.80 mark.

Zipping Sonny is a beast and he will be powering to the line. He was recently placed in the final of the and prior to that he had turned in some dazzling performances at Richmond over the 618m journey.

Aphorism is showing plenty of promise and he should be ready for this type of assignment. He doesn’t box well but he does have a great turn of foot and he should be in the mix for a long way.

Top Four: 3 – 5 – 6 – 2

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