Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 14th October 2009 with Tips tonight from Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), The Gardens (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia).
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With tonight’s racing coming Ballarat (Victoria), Warrnambool (Victoria), The Gardens (New South Wales), Ipswich (Queensland), and Cannington (West Australia), lets review our betting advice for those tracks.
Ballarat is one of the fairest one turn tracks in the country and in general punters can bet with confidence over all distances, although inside boxes are slightly favoured and the 8 box races well off the 450m start. The track suits both speedy and strong greyhounds.
Warrnambool was redeveloped in 2008 to remove much of the bias and interference that occurred on the old “egg” shaped track. Unfortunately while interference has been reduced, “transition turns” have turned the track in to a leader biased procession. In almost all races the winner comes from the greyhound in front about 50m from the boxes. Only strong railing greyhounds can make ground from behind and wide runners are decidedly disadvantaged. The red box is favoured over all distances.
The Gardens is one of New South Wales’ newest tracks and now the sole home of the NSW NCA. The track strongly favours early speed dogs but the 413m races should be avoided at all costs as they are decided more by interference than ability.The 515m races are worth betting on but the inside 3 boxes are all favoured and even good dogs will find it hard to cross from wide draws. The 600m trip, being a corner, start can often pose a difficult greyhound betting option and the inside box is a huge advantage. Few races are run over the 715m journey.
Ipswich can be a punters graveyard and as a general rule punters avoid investing in the 431m races unless you are laying them on Betfair, as the corner starts throws up many unlikely winners and lots of interference. If you must bet on these races, box 1 wins almost twice as many races as every other box with the exception of the second best box, box 2. The 520m races are a little more even, but have a decided bias toward the four inside boxes due to the short run to the corner and even class greyhounds find it hard to win from wide boxes. The 630m races are another corner start.
Cannington is one of the better two tracks which does tend to give greyhounds off the speed a chance to run on. Both the 530m, and 642m distances favour the inside boxes and the 1 box has a slight advantage over the 715m distance. The 297m races,starting at the top of the back straight, runs reasonably fairly, although box 1 is an advantage. The four inside boxes are advantaged over the 530m, the three inside boxes over the 642m and the 715m races reasonably evenly.
Ballarat Greyhounds – Race 10 – Box 1 – Rev Limiter
Long wait for the best bet of the night. Odds won’t be flash but the Tony Lockett owned Rev Limiter has won 4 of 5 starts so far and in this moderate field looks a pretty good thing. Another Collision sired greyhound who looks above average, this ones dam Beachley is a litter sister to the former handy chaser Slater.
Ballarat Greyhounds – Race 12 – Box 1 – Elite Ice
Elite Ice has won 2 of 5 starts so far with a further second and run 25.69 at Warrnambool winning on both those occasions. Gets box 1 here in the last race of the night and shouldn’y have any trouble accounting for Liddell who will start favourite in the race. Strong finisher who is racing well.
Warrnambool Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 1 – Freddy Flathead
Freddy Flathead is ideally drawn in box 1 here where he won from 4 starts ago in 22.23. He has started 8 times from box 1 for 5 wins , 2 seconds and just the one unplaced run. Last 3 runs have only been ordinary but should improve dramatically from box 1.
The Gardens Greyhounds – Race 5 – Box 5 – Isaac Muldoon
Isaac Muldoon will start good odds in this despite having won 4 of 10 starts and winning 3 of his last 4 starts. Won here over the 413m in 24.10 and then steeped up for a 30.67 win. Ran 30.21 last start winning here leading all the way and should go well agian despite the awkward box.
The Gardens Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 8 – Best Of Elite
Speedy Best Of Elite look a good bet here off box 8 where he has won 1 race and run a placings from 2 starts. Has started here at The Gardens 5 times for 2 wins and can lead from the wide box. Won’t need to improve at all on his 29.94 PB to win again.
2009 Group 2 Ipswich Auction Series Final – The Gardens Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 7 – Santino Marella
Santino Marella looks a real rising star in the making. Not quick early but possesses an enormous mid to late race run and came from off the pace to win easily last week in the heats. Ran the best of the semi finals in 30.59 despite overcoming some interference from box 8 and is unbeaten at this track and distance. Race looks tailor made for him with several speedy types boxed inside him who will be sitting ducks for Santino Marella late in the race.
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