Welcome to Australian Racing Greyhound’s Greyhound Racing Tips for Wednesday 16th September 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 6 – Box 1 – Giacinta
This bitch will go around at huge odds yet again and hasn’t won since March 2009 but despite that fact, she should represent one of the best bets of the night. All bar one of her wins have been from box 1, and we’ve learnt the hard way that she won’t even go from box 2, only box 1. There is come classy greyhounds in this that’ll help increase our price, but don’t worry about that, when she wins she goes well as seen by a 25.41 win here and 25.49 win at Warrnambool.
Warrnambool Greyhounds – Race 4 – Box 2 – General View
John Galea usually has a pretty handy time with youngsters once they start wining and General View has won a maiden heat and final at Shepparton. Both wins were in good time and leading almost all the way. Should be able to lead again and although won’t start big odds, will win.
Warrnambool Greyhounds – Race 7 – Box 3 – Flashbacks
Have tipped this dog a few times and am starting to get Flashbacks of my own about some of his lesser runs! Form doesn’t show it but nearly led here 2 starts ago and almost led again at Horsham last start, but just couldn’t get free and got dragged back in the pack both times. Has won just the one race in 7 attempts but that win was an all the way effort at Horsham in 27.81. Has run third here previously and is a lot better than form suggests.
Warrnambool Greyhounds – Race 8 – Box 1 – Elite Luke
Another John Galea trained runner and a greyhound who is well boxed to perform at their best. On best form Elite Luke is more than handy and has run 30.12 at The Meadows. Won 2 starts ago at Shepparton leading almost all the way and should be able to do the same again tonight. Has started 5 times from box 5 for 3 wins and 2 seconds.
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