Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tips for Friday 6th March 2009. Last night’s results were certainly better than Wednesday’s tips and we found three winners, with quite a few narrow seconds and the odd abject failure.
Two of our losing bets were terribly unlucky not to win, and we can follow up on Special Sign at Albion Park off an inside draw and Physical at Dapto with confidence. Dapto greyhound Me Boss and Albion Park greyhound Bikini Beach should be laid at all costs at future starts.
And those that like to lay our greyhound tips, didn’t fair that much better on Betfair last night, despite some good collects the three winners wiped out those profits.
Tonight’s greyhound racing comes from Geelong (Victoria), Richmond (New South Wales) and selected races from Mandurah (West Australia).
Geelong is considered to be a safe punting track especially over the 457m distance. The 347m starts are usually plagued by interference and terrible betting races, while the few 600m races run can produce good results but the short run to 1st corner has caused more than one betting plunge to go astray.
Richmond has always been a hot bed of greyhound betting activity, both good and bad; and it has always paid to follow educated money in most races at Richmond. The track has undergone some changes in recent years but the 535m and 618m distances on tonight’s card are good safe betting events as most dogs will get their chance in the run.
Mandurah can be a punters graveyard, the 492m distance, 647m distance and the 302m distances are corner starts and even the 405m start is only a short run before the corner. Good beginners are decidedly advantaged as are the red boxes over all 3 shorter distances.
Geelong – Race 3 – Box 3 – Aston Volante
Love him or hate him, Jason Thompson has a smart one here owned by Ray Borda, and Aston Volante possesses impeccable bloodlines being Bombastic Shiraz out of Champion Queenslander Bogie Leigh. A best of day Meadows winner in 30.03 on debut, Aston Volante should account for this lot easily.
Geelong – Race 7 – Box 4 – Fedex
The Group 1 National Derby winner Fedex, was always going to win this race but was likely to face stiff opposition from Gardam Prince, who was ideally boxed out wide. But with the scratchings, there is only 5 dogs left in the field and no Gardam Prince. Fedex will be effectively solo trialling. If you can’t take the short odds on offer, Tickets Please will appreciate the small field and should run second……about 10 lengths behind Fedex.
Geelong – Race 9 – Box 7 – Teaman Titch
The 2008 Group 2 DDC Launching Pad winner looked like being a superstar of the greyhound racing world in early 2008, but the son of Bombastic Shiraz~Call Me Donna has really struggled to find the zest for racing he had at his first few starts. Teaman Titch is capable of running blistering time, but the key to him these days is to be able to position up in the first three greyhounds without any pressure from the outside. Teaman Titch gets that opportunity tonight from box 7 over a very suitable distance. If he doesn’t win tonight, you can put the pen through him forever.
Geelong – Race 11 – Box 5 – Regal Blaze
Looks a race in two here between the well drawn Brass Knuckles (box 1) and inexperienced Regal Blaze (box 5). The scratchings of boxes 2 and 4 have ensured both greyhounds should get a good run and this race should really get decided on ability alone. On the face of it Brass Knuckles will start favourite with a slightly quicker time at Warragul than Regal Blaze, but Regal Blaze has more upside and is a more consistent beginner who should prevail in this race.
Richmond – Race 3 – Box 7 – Punk Appeal
The John Harris trained Punk Appeal looks ideally boxed out wide in this 618m event, and with two scratchings to his inside and a slow beginner on his outside, he should be able to position up well in the run and be too strong. Punk Appeal put 2 goods wins together at Gosford, improving his times at each win, before finishing third there last start after finding trouble early in the race.
Richmond – Race 5 – Box 5 – Autumn Honey Bee
From the strong Ivers staying damlines Autumn Honey Bee has been working up to this distance and found form at Gosford over the 600m before two preparatory runs here at Richmond over the 535m for a 1st and a 2nd. This trip looks ideal for her now and although not boxed that well, she should be able to work in to this race and prove her class over an extremely moderate opposition.
Richmond – Race 8 – Box 4 – Lend Us Fifty
Strangely graded race with one veteran greyhound who has won over $120,000 in prizemoney up against a relative youngster with $35,000 in prizemoney, a handy stayer resuming and the rest of the field average TAB class greyhounds at best. The super speedy but weak Opas Weapon should lead easily from box 2 and give Lend Us Fifty a beautiful cart in to the race. With a slow beginner in box 1 (Clancy) and the resuming stayer, Graceful Amy, in box 3; those two greyhounds should have no trouble heading to the winning post the first time in clear running. Lend Us Fifty, the 2008 Peter Mosman Classic winner at Wentworth Park has clearly had some injury worries since, but he could race 5 lengths off his best and still win this. Mountain Of Love is the interesting runner who after 81 starts and $121,480 in prizemoney and at 4 years of age is only now having his first start at Richmond over 535m.
Mandurah – Race 7 – Box 1 – Elite Saint
Incredibly quick ex-Victorian greyhound now trained by Linda Britton who is relishing the weaker fields in WA. Good beginner on his night and the red draw should see him lead comfortably here. Broke the Mandurah 302m track record in January 2009 and while this is about as far as he wants it, Elite Saint should lead and win easily.
Mandurah – Race 9 – Box 4 – Kay Token
With just 5 wins from 59 starts this daughter of Token Prince~Eriskay might not inspire a lot of confidence, but having only just been stepped up to the 647m trip, she recorded a good 37.56 win overcoming trouble in the run and then switched back to a 492 and charged home to win again looking like a different dog to the form she’d been displaying. Happy to stick with her now her confidence is up and back over the 647m.
Mandurah – Race 10 – Box 2 – Miss Dashing
A winner of 3 from 7 with 2 placings over this distance and last start winner from box 1, Miss Dashing looks a good bet in an even race. Typically a good beginner, she overcame trouble to win last week in 23.12 and won’t have to go much quicker to win this. In the good hands of Andrew McLaren and should be a nice price.
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