The 2020 SA Match Race Series is on tonight at Angle park, just a few weeks after The Meadows held the Victorian version of the match race series.
A couple of Victorians have made the trek to SA’s home of greyhound racing to add some interest to the series with the most prominent being Catch The Thief, who was all the talk after the last series when narrowly gunned down by Christo Bale in his match race.
Officially the match race series race is Race 3 on tonight’s race card, and the first match race isdue to start at 7.22pm (SA time), Match 2 at 7.31pm, Match 3 at 7.40pm and Match 4 at 7.49pm.
GRSA ranked the greyhounds nominated to determine their match races pitching 1v4 ranked against each other; 2v3, 5v8 and 6v7. Is ranking the greyhounds and hand selecting the head to head races the right formula? Personally I prefer less intervention and the matchups left to random draw.
Prizemoney for each Match will be range between $2,500 and $3,250 with unplaced $350 for each Match.
The overall SA Match Series winner will be based on overall times and will collect $5,000 for first, second $1,430, and third $715. Additionally, the winner of the SA Match Race Series will be guaranteed a spot directly into the Group 1 Adelaide Cup Final which is perhaps more valuable than the prizemoney on offer from tonight’s series.
You can bet on the overall winner and placegetters at Australia’s best greyhound bookmakers, as well as on each individual match race.
Before we get in to the head to head matchups, for reference here are the top 20 fastest times ever recorded at Angle Park. We doubt any will get down to Brett lee’s marks tonight, but Shadow Mist and Catch The Thief will give the low 29’s a good shake.
Angle Park’s Fastest Greyhounds
- Brett Lee 28.88 in 2001
- Brett Lee 29.04 in 2001
- Betty’s Angel 29.12 in 2007
- Big Daddy Cool 29.14 in 2004
- Betty’s Angel 29.17 in 2007
- Worm Burner 29.17 in 2016
- Hooked On Scotch 29.19 in 2019
- Fernando Bale 29.20 in 2015
- Eduardo 29.20 in 2015
- Sennachie 29.21 in 2020
- Mepunga Blazer 29.25 in 2017
- Worm Burner 29.25 in 2016
- Classic Capri 29.26 in 2001 (second behind Brett Lee)
- Rulebook 29.26 in 2014
- Shadow Mist 29.29 in 2020
- Dyna Double One 29.30 in 2015
- Bothing 29.30 in 2006
- Big Time Max 29.30 in 2007
- Shima Breeze 29.30 in 2019
- Querencia 29.30 in 2019
AustralianRacingGreyhound.com provide you with every Speed Star series match race head to head winner.
Angle Park Match Race Free Greyhound Speed Star Tips
SA Match Race Overall Winner
For the overall match race placings, we only see it as a race in two between Shadow Mist and Catch The Thief for fastest times, with the odds slightly favouring Catch The Thief from a preferred draw. Back on home soil Shadow Mist shouldn’t be underestimated. Zipping Zarbo looks the best each way bet of the series at $13.00.
Match Race H2H Race 1 7:22PM: Oakvale Beauty v Shadow Mist
Match Race H2H Race 2 7:31PM: Golden Night v Lektra Theory
Match Race H2H Race 3 7:40PM: Alfieri v Catch The Thief
Match Race H2H Race 4 7:49PM: Defy v Zipping Zarbo