Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s free Greyhound Racing Tipsfor Monday 20th April 2009 with Tips tonight from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland) and Angle Park (New South Wales).
Due to a software upgrade yesterday we abandoned the Sunday tips which, as a rule, we recommend for anyone serious about greyhound betting, as the majority of Sunday greyhound racing is little more than non-tab fare. When the powers that be realise what a goldmine they could see if they just put on some half decent racing on Sunday, then it may change but ’til then our advice is avoid at all costs.
With racing tonight from Cranbourne (Victoria), Wentworth Park (New South Wales), Albion Park (Queensland) and Angle Park (New South Wales), lets just recap the way those tracks play.
Cranbourne races over the 311m, 520m and 699m distances. Punters should stay away from the 311m races as a short run to the first corner cause unpredictable results and leaders usually win. Box 8 is a huge advantage in these races. The 520m distance runs more consistently and the track show a more normal distribution of the four “bookend” boxes performing best. The 699m races are run infrequently and usually contain one standout selection.
Wentworth Park went from being a very fair track to a leader biased track with the addition of “transition turns” to the corners in the mid 90’s. Leaders have been advantaged ever since that track modification and consequently red box draws are small advantage over both the 520m and 720m distances now.
Albion Park was the first track in Australia to move to the finish-on lure system and it is definitely the better of the two Queensland TAB tracks. A lack of depth in a lot of races can cause upsets at Albion Park when favourites are over-rated or suffer interference. Tread warily when betting on the corner start 600m races; and the 700m races will often throw up odds-on favourites that have alot of weakness about them.
Angle Park is all about leading to the first corner, class dogs will knock up winning in South Australia as their is a definite lack of depth, even at higher grades. Again be wary of betting in 600m and 700m events at Angle Park as in many cases it is just the last throw of the dice for connections and there are very few genuine stayers.
Cranbourne Greyhounds – Race 6 – Box 2 – Count Correct
Count Correct has only won 5 of her 37 starts but has put 2 goos runs together here and at The Meadows and gets every chance again forn box 2 tonight. Won a mid-week Meadows race in a pedestrian 30.69 but ran down a very good greyhound in Uno Express that day and backed it up with a close 2nd here last week, just getting caught by Arctic Domain. Should get the right run again and will be a good odds.
Cranbourne Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 8 – Siesmic Green
Siesmic Green has a very good record from outside boxes and finds himself in a suitable field here tonight. Just caught by Aston Volante at Sandown last start in 30.10 after leading and should get the chance to do the same here again from box 8. Has had 3 starts here for a win and a 3rd and her PB of 30.03 will win this with a leg in the air. With slow beginners to her inside she should easily cross the field.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds – Race 4 – Box 6 – Repeated
The long awaited return to racing for former sprinting star Merleen but fancy Richie Dean’s Repeated might do as Radio Star did last week and reverse his previous modereate form and put his best foot forward. Has a good record from this box and in the smaller field should get all the breaks. Only has to run up to his best to win.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds – Race 6 – Box 2 – Magic City
Fresh from turning New Zealand Greyhound Racing on it’s head for several months, Andy Lord and Jodie Gilbert didn’t wait long before making their presence felt back here at headquarters. Magic City went whoosh from the boxes last week and lead all the way in 30.23. Will only present better here again this week, although sadly we probably won’t be getting the same double figure price we got last week.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 1 – Watta Guy
Watta Guy has flopped twice since we were on him when he won well at Gosford from box. Back in the right box agiain tonight, we get another chance to cash up on the Margaret Greer trained runner. You just have to ignore his Wentworth Park form and trust that he will gain lengths from his favourite box. Let’s hope we can get the same double figure odds we got at Gosford.
Wentworth Park Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 1 – Snow Bunny
Snow Bunny is a very quick beginner that has should be able to lead No Dingo and hold the inside running from box tonight. Hasn’t had a lot of luck recently but will get every opportunity tonight. Races best from the front all the “experts” will be on Malak Bale, so we’re bound to get a great price for a bitch that has won 2 and placed 2 of 5 starts from this inside alley.
Albion Park Greyhounds – Race 6 – Box 1 – Luva Drink
The well bred Luva Drink gets his chance tonight from the inside draw and should probably get every chance to lead this field. Has won 4 of 22 starts here with 14 minors and has a PB of 30.49. Has run 2nd at all his past 3 starts and is bursting to break through for a win.
Albion Park Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 5 – Black Raven
Black Raven ran exceptionally well through the Ipswich Auction 431m series races recently and capped those efforts with a 4th to Gnarraloo in the final from a wide draw. Won the 2 previous races very well from boxes 5 and 1 and should lead this easily. Taking on some handy types at her Albion park debut but should prove too good.
Albion Park Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 6 – Ease The Payne
The Christine Robartson trained Ease The Payne did the job very well for us last week from box 5 and can do it again here from box 6 in the final. Is another from the fying Collision ~ New Guess litter and has now won just 4 of his 9 starts at the track and distance. Second up from a good break and will only be further improved.
Angle Park Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 2 – Phil’s Pride
We tried to catch Phil’s pride a few times recently over the 600 here but couldn’t quite get the cash. Now racing back over the 515m you’d be forgiven for thinking that we should be off him here, but Phil’s Pride does go very well from an inside draw and can lead all the way with only moderate pace boxed all around him.
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