Angle Park Preview - Thursday 11th July 2019 Written by:
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by The Shadow

Tonight we have three fantastic heats of the 2019 Champion Puppy, races 3, 4 and 5.  The Steve Bartholomew kennel hold a very strong hand in the opening two events with Galactic Titan and Galactic Athena who both love the Angle Park loam and look well drawn.  We also have a very strong 731m on the programme  which is race 10 followed up by a smart 600m.

Race 1 - Hopefully we can kick off with an early winner with Roxy’s Daisy down in box 1, she has been racing well and was a last start winner here in handy time.  Spirit Of Pop is our value runner out in box 8, he has terrific Gawler form and can run into the placings. Box Up

Race 2 - This is the maiden of the night and it’s hard to get a form line on these with several having their first start.  American Man is in the powerful Rasmussen kennel so we will put him on top.  Holy Reign has had 6 starts for 2 placings and is having her first run here in SA, the ex-NSW chaser is sure to be in the mix. Box Up

Race 3 - Galactic Titan looks well boxed again out in box 8, he won here 2 runs back in 29.81 then was placed here last start when a good 2nd he looks very hard to beat.  McLaren Dazzler loves an inside draw and can run into the money as can Romanowski who never looked like getting beat here last start. Box Up

Race 4 - Galactic Athena has certainly taking a liking to Headquarters with 3 from 3 here all in quick times, she overcome early trouble here last start to win which was a massive run, she looks the one to beat again.  Dashing Dixon is a must for the trifecta along with Fly For Fun. Box Up

Race 5 - The Lauren Harris trained Missy Crane flew the lids and won here in 30.03 last week from this draw, she is in terrific form and should take a power of beating again.  Weblec Queen is very smart when on song and can run a cheeky race, add Miss Breakout who can improve. Box Up

Race 6 - This certainly is a tricky affair with a heap of chances, I like one here at good each way odds in Acoustic Lee she has a good turn of early pace and might be able to skip to the front and pinch this.  Come Home will be rattling home late and is well drawn, as is Spring Cuervo who has won his last 4. Box Up

Race 7 - Canya Chase found a heap of trouble here last start when unplaced, he has been freshened since and was in terrific form prior, he can bounce back and win tonight.  Weblec Nic has been racing well over the 600m and has won 4 of her past 5, she has early pace and certainly looks a danger. Box Up

Race 8 - There looks to be a heap of early pace in this so it makes for a tricky event, we will stick with Alicante Bouchet in the Rawlings kennel, she has won her past 2 here leading throughout on both occasions.  Times Right is very smart when on song and is drawn for a bold showing.  Waterloo Monelli will be flying home late and is a definite for our First Four. Box Up

Race 9 - I’m Top Girl won her maiden here last start in good fashion scoring in 30.04, she has been placed prior and looks a chance again. McLaren Mystique is slow early but should improve from a rail draw, add Nero Shiraz and Surveyor for the minors. Box Up

Race 10 - This is the 731m of the night and the Nicole Stanley kennel hold a strong hand with her 2 runners in Dyna Quota and Ethics, both have won here and are hard to separate.  West On Tia is working towards a win and I wouldn’t be surprised if she won. Box Up

Race 11 - Whata Key found a heap of trouble here last week and proved pretty costly with punters he is well drawn here and can bounce back.  Alpha Aion is my pick as he carved out a slick 29.78 win here last start from this draw winning by over 7 lengths, he steps up to the 600m here and is very strong. Box Up

Race 12 - The Laurie Cahalan trained Mepunga Zeus has been hit and miss on box rise of late, if he can stay out of trouble early he will be hard to beat.  Y
oda has the draw and will be doing his best work late.  Staunch As could be the surprise packet as he is a chance of leading and is capable of pinching this. Box Up

Best Bets
Race 3 No. 8 Galactic Titan
Race 4 No. 8 Galactic Athena
Race 5 No. 2 Missy Crane

Best Each Way 
Race 8 No. 7 Waterloo Monelli

Best Roughie
Race 12 No. 4 Staunch As



Races 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000.

Races 6 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Exacta Jackpot of $2,000.

Races 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000.

Races 6 & 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Exacta Jackpot of $2,000.

Races 5, 6, 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a First 4 Jackpot of $1,000.


Participants are reminded, if they have not already done so, to provide GRSA with your mobile phone number to enable text messages to get sent to you updating you with the most current information in the industry.

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features – 
Final Cinderella’s Commercial Cleaning Champion Puppy - 515m (For greyhounds whelped on or after 1/7/17.  Special Event – No penalties or awards apply – Heats 11/7/19) Not G-Six 
$4,215 Heats Restricted Wins Feature – 600m (0-4 wins only. $5,545 Final 25/7/18)
$3,855 Grade 5 Masters – 515m (For greyhounds 3¾yo or over at time of nom – must have raced previous 6 months or qualy trialled in that time. 4yo and higher will have preference. N/P) 
$2,655 Open Maiden – 515m 
$4,055 SA Bred Grade 5 – 515m
$6,030 Free For All – 731m
Nominations close Monday 15th July with GRSA at 9.00am. 



The monthly Kennel Capers for June was released a few weeks ago so make sure you grab yourself a copy.

Remember to keep up to date with weekly updates and media releases using the GRSA website at 


The Man from the Tower give us all the tips for tonight’s exciting night of racing at Angle Park.

First 4 selections – 
Race 1: 1,2,5,4
Race 2: 8,4,7,1
Race 3: 8,4,1,7
Race 4: 1,8,2,4
Race 5: 2,4,8,7
Race 6: 7,1,5,4
Race 7: 2,5,4,8
Race 8: 1,2,7,8
Race 9: 2,5,8,7
Race 10: 7,2,8,5
Race 11: 2,8,7,5
Race 12: 8,1,4,2

Best Bet: Race 5, No. 2 Missy Crane
Each-Way: Race 7, No. 5 Shahaka
Roughie: Race 2, No. 8 Ardmona Miss



Extensive works have been undertaken over the last few weeks by GRSA and contractors to install the relevant infrastructure to have two starting distances on the Murray Bridge Straight Track. 

Tomorrow’s (Friday 12 July) straight track trials will be conducted from both distances between 9am – 11am.  Ideally, 350m trials to go first.  No bookings required for straight track.  Normal trial bookings for circle track.  

With both the 300m and 350m distances now fully operational, an additional trialling session (straight track only) has been scheduled prior to the race meeting this Sunday 14 July.  The trial session will be held from 2pm – 3pm sharp as kennelling for the race meeting will begin at 3.15pm.  Kennels will be available for trial dogs or they are to be taken off course post-trialling.  Phone bookings only on 8243 7172 with cut off being 3pm Friday.

Updated straight track schedule:
• Friday 12 July                    TRIALS                  9am – 11am
• Sunday 14 July                  TRIALS                  2pm – 3pm
• Friday 19 July                    TRIALS                  9am – 11am
• Sunday 21 July                  TRIALS                  2pm – 3pm (times TBC)
• Wednesday 24 July          RACING


With trialing beginning over both distances on the Murray Bridge straight track, trainers can set their sights on preparing for the new National Straight Track Championship Series.
Murray Bridge (SA), Healesville (Vic) and Capalaba (Qld) have come together for this exciting new straight track series with each track to host heats and a state final with representatives from each to progress to the National Final which this year will be held at Healesville on Sunday 18th August.
The heats for SA at Murray Bridge will be on Wednesday 31st July 2019 with the State final on Wednesday 7th August from which 3 representatives will go through to the National Final.
Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding prizemoney for this brand new series!

Heats: Wed 31st July @ Murray Bridge, SA
State Final: Wed 7th August @ Murray Bridge, SA
National Final: Sunday 18th August @ Healesville, Vic


Participants are advised that licences expired on the 30 June, therefore, any greyhound being nominated will not be eligible if licences locally or Interstate are not updated.

GRSA encourages trainers to check with owners Interstate and locally and ensure they have a current licence. 

Please contact the Integrity department regarding your licence if you have any issues.


Tonight we see 3 terrific heats for the 2019 Cinderella’s Commercial Cleaning Champion Puppy Final which features some of the State’s best young greyhounds that were whelped on or after 1st July 2017.

The heats are race 3, 4 and 5 on tonight’s program so be sure not to miss them!

Heat 1 - Race 3
2. TILLY'S CHARM Bozidar Stamenkovic
4. ROMANOWSKI Lauren Harris
5. POWER BURNER Maurie Kiley
7. WHAT A WISH Lisa Rasmussen
8. GALACTIC TITAN Steve Bartholomew

Heat 2 - Race 4
1. SWEET ELLA Lauren Harris
2. FLY FOR FUN Lauren Harris
5. SIR TRUCULENT Wally Harkins
7. DASHING DIXON Gavin Harris
8. GALACTIC ATHENA Steve Bartholomew

Heat 3 - Race 5
1. LOOKIN' GOOD Rob Harnas
2. MISSY CRANE Lauren Harris
4. BARMAH MCLAREN Tania Foster
5. WEBLEC QUEEN Lisa Rasmussen
7. FIRETAIL Lauren Harris
8. MISS BREAKOUT Ben Rawlings



The GCA National Championships are just around the corner.  The National Finals this year will be held at Cannington in Western Australia on Saturday, 24th August. 

Both the National Sprint and National Distance Finals will carry prizemoney of $75,000 to the winner. 
The State series’ for SA will be held at Angle Park on Thursday, 1st August for the Heats with the State Finals on the 8th August.

In an effort to support this series ALL States will be conducting their Finals on the same night to be run within a 2 hour period.  It makes for a great promotional concept.
• Nominations this year will close at the normal time with GRSA which will be at 9am on Monday, 29th July.

A reminder to all trainers of the clause which requires a greyhound to have been domiciled in South Australia for a period of not less than 76 days out of the 150 days immediately prior to the nomination closing date to be eligible to represent SA, which going back is on Wednesday, 15th May 2019.  If unsure of a greyhound’s status, please contact the GRSA grading staff.


SA bred Sennachie lowered the Albion Park 520 metre track record with a breathtaking performance in last Thursday night’s Group 1 Sky Racing Brisbane Cup Final.

Sennachie produced a stunning 29.38 run in the $250,000 to-the-winner feature for Victorian trainer Steve White and SA owners Kirin Corby and Bill Wudarczyk, blowing his rivals away with brilliant early speed which he sustained throughout the trip winning by four lengths.

Bred locally by Wudarczyk, Sennachie, a son of Fernando Bale and Rhonda Rocks, is now a winner of 12 of his 20 career starts which includes the Group 2 Queensland Derby at Albion Park in May where he won in an electrifying 29.52.

Congratulations to all connections!