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“EASTAR” MATCH RACE SERIES NEXT WEEK Written by:
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12/04/19

After last night’s meeting at Angle Park all is ready for next weeks “Eastar” Match Race series to be held on Thursday night, 18th April (Easter) at headquarters. 

This event is for South Australian local greyhounds. Selection for this series is based around winning times at Angle Park for greyhounds that have run over the 515m at any Angle Park meeting since 1st December, 2018 along with those that have trialled to set a time.

It will be an exciting night with innovative coverage from inside the boxes and around the track for each match race. There will be specific greyhound rugs for each greyhound adding to the promotion around the Easter theme.

Prizemoney for each match will be between $4,500 and $3,000 with GRSA adding $500 for each greyhound which places second in their match. The overall winner will collect $5,000.

Listed below is the refined list of the top 18 eligible greyhounds that have won and broken 30 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December, 2018 including those that have trialled. We have also broken the times down to 4 decimal points for those greyhounds that ran similar times.

Trainers will now need to nominate on Monday at 9am with GRSA for the Match Race series to confirm their position –

1.     Cawbourne Swade – 29.48

2.     Victa Ashley – 29.55

3.     Come On Enzo – 29.61

4.     Honcho Monelli – 29.64

5.     Black Antico – 29.69

6.     Bailey Rocks – 29.71

7.     Time’s Right – 29.73

8.     Jack Get Back – 29.7742

9.     Cairnlea Ebony – 29.7825

10.    Vermouth – 29.7918

11.    Cairnlea Jet – 29.7962

12.    Star Anise – 29.7987

13.    Unique Edition – 29.8002

14.    Gemtree Dynamo – 29.8011

15.     Winsome Money – 29.8200

16.     Shima Mart – 29.83

17.     Fly By Them – 29.84

18.    Shimando 29.86

Some greyhounds not on the list are either ineligible, injured or racing Interstate and are not available for the series even though they have won in quick times during this period. These greyhounds are Shima Breeze, Red Rock, Sennachie, Fabwik, Alfieri, Premier Double, Waterloo Monelli, Querencia, Azalea Monelli, Alicante Bouchet, Lektra Theory, Love Made Me and Westside Nippa.

The head to head matches will be decided based on the final listing and nominations. Match 1 will be 1 v 4, Match 2 will be 2 v 3, Match 3 will be 5 v 8 and Match 4 will be 6 v 7. There will be no manual selection from the Grader.

The overall winner of the local Match Race series will be guaranteed a spot in the State of Origin Match race series (SA V Vic) in September so long as it is nominated and eligible to represent SA.

Prizemoney for the match races –

Winners receive - Match 1 – 1 v 4 $4,500, Match 2 – 2 v 3 $4,000, Match 3 – 5 v 8 $3,500, Match 4 – 6 v 7 $3,000.

Runner Ups receive - $500. 

Overall SA Eastar winner (based on overall times) - $5,000, second $2,500, third $1,000.

 Nominations close Monday, 15th April with GRSA at 9.00am.

It will be a super nights racing which will also include the 2019 Easter Cup Final over the 600m as well as normal graded events which should be a fantastic programme of racing.