Radley Bale Early Favourite For 2012 Launceston Cup Final

Classy Victorian chaser has been installed favourite in early markets on the $57,000 Tasracing Cup (515 metres) to be conducted at the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night.

The only prepared chaser to make it through to the rich final, Radley Bale will run from the white box and is being quoted at $2.

On Monday night the son of recorded the time of 29.91 in winning his heat from the blue box and no doubt will be improved by the experience.

The fastest qualifier on the night was the Graeme Moate prepared Shanlyn Hirdy, which sizzled around the circuit in the time of 29.69.

The son of has drawn the green box in the final and is on the second line of betting as a $4.50 chance.

In a night of surprises on Monday night, Tasmanian champ Rewind failed to qualify for the , when defeated in his heat by the prepared Lika Whisper.

Pursell, a former leading harness racing trainer-reinsman, has been responsible for a great training performance with the son of Solve The Puzzle, which made full use of the red box to score in the time of 30.13.

Lika Whisper has drawn the blue box on Monday night and is being quoted at $11 in the Cup market.

Leading trainer ’s runners are invariably very short in the market, but that wasn’t the case with the smart performer Sandbanker, who won his heat on Monday night paying the huge dividend of $53.30, despite having good recent form.

The son of Collision recorded the time of 29.86 and will occupy the check box on Monday night at odds of $9.

Medhurst’s neighbour at Mangalore Mick Stringer, also one of his kennel occupants for the Launceston Cup when New Recruit recorded the time of 30.21 in winning his particular heat.

The son of Paddy’s Flame has drawn the yellow box next Monday night and is being quoted at $17.

In another surprise, the prepared Strapper’s Angel also qualified by winning his heat, paying a lucrative $38.60.

A member of the outstanding Collide – Ricky’s Angel litter, Strapper’s Angel recorded the time of 29.87 and has drawn the coveted red box in the final at odds of $9.

Exeter trainer Anthony Bullock will be represented on Monday night by heat winner Classic Camdale, which will run from the pink box at a quote of $15.

The son of Collision recorded 29.90 in winning his heat and could prove to be the surprise packet in the rich final.

Last but certainly not least is the Max Auld prepared Max A Zillion, which gained a start on Monday night with the scratching of Au Revoir, but was still able to win his heat impressively in the time of 29.79.

The son of Bombastic Shiraz will start from the black box in the final and is third pick in the early market at odds of $8.

$57,000 Tasracing Group 2 Launceston Cup Final (515 metres)

1. Strapper’s Angel
2. Sandbanker
3. Radley Bale
4. Lika Whisper
5. New Recruit
6. Shanlyn Hirdy
7. Max A Zillion
8. Classic Camdale
Reserves
9. Strong Intention
10. Three Tradies

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