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31/10/19

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

After a very exciting month of racing here at headquarters we come to the end of another month and we need to keep backing winners to build the bank for next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. We have a 12-event programme and there looks to be several good things throughout the night, as always, we will have a lash at the Trifectas and First Fours.

Race 1 - Tony’s Spark can bounce back after finding a heap of trouble here last start, he has the pace to lead and should go very close. Cutie Lee and Victa Louise along with Velocity Dory for our First Four. Box Up 1.2.5.8

Race 2 - This is the 1st of two Maidens tonight and we will go with Shadow Burner down in box 2, he is in the Rasmussen kennel and is sure to be in the mix on his debut. Fantastic Flame and Jabba Bolt can fill the placings. Box Up 2.4,7,8,

Race 3 - Right Exit led here last start only to be run down late by Worth a Shout, she has the paw on the till and can break through in this. Wooden Tiger has trialled well and looks the main danger. Spring Vinnie is well drawn and can run into the placings. Box Up 1.2.5.8

Race 4 - Little Earner is in outstanding form winning 5 from 5, she has terrific early pace and should win again. What A Wish was a handy winner last start at Gawler and is drawn to run a very cheeky race and will be right in the finish, add Springvale Issy who will be doing her best work late. Box Up 1.4.5.8

Race 5 - This is a wide open affair but we will go with Power Burner out in box 6, he has won his past 3 here all in good fashion and should be able to ping and lead once again. The dangers look to be the well-drawn Long Gully Evie and No Knowledge both are more than handy. Box up 1.3.4.6

Race 6 - The Cameron Butcher kennel has another quality sprinter in Coorong Lucy, she has won her last 4 here and Murry Bridge all in good fashion, she is drawn for a bold showing once again. Springvale Anna stormed home win last start in 30.23 from box 2, she is the value for our Trifecta along with Flying Dutchy. Box Up 1.3.6.7.

Race 7 - The Rasmussen kennel should have a big night and they have another strong chance with last start winner Worth A Shout in this, he won on his SA debut in 30.07 from a wide draw and should only be improved by the run he should be at each way odds. Conner Peruzzi has terrific short course form looks the danger. Box up 2.6.7.8.

Race 8 - This particular event looks a ripper on paper as there is a heap of chances, I still like the well-drawn Fantastic Yankee who has been on fire of late with 2 good wins over the 455m at Murray Bridge, he is very strong and is drawn for a bold showing. Superstar Chase has been very good to us in recent weeks and has won 3 from his last 4 here, he continues to improve and is amongst the main chances, add the pacey Times Right for our First Four. Box Up 1.2.7.8.

Race 9 - This is the 600m of the night and its very hard to go past the Victorian chaser Razors Edge he is in superb form with placings at Sandown and Geelong in recent runs he has had a look here late last month when 2nd in quick time he is our top pick. Spring Kuda and Victa Boris for the minors. Box up 1.2.4.8.

Race 10 - Five Thirty returned to the winners circle here last week with a strong win over Holy Reign, she will be the one running on again and should prove too strong. Holy Reign and Max Jake can set the pace early and are chances again for the First Four, add Sir Truculent who found a heap of trouble last start and is very strong. Box Up 2.4.6.8.

Race 11 - The Troy Murray trained Waterloo Monelli gets his chance to bounce back tonight, he should be right on the pace early and take beating. Blastoise and Hesa Marlow both have early pace and can settle forward but would need to pinch an early break to salute. Box Up 1.2.4.7

Race 12 - I say it every week its always good to go home on a winner and we can do that with Emmy Gray, she has the pace to lead and is back in grade tonight, she should find this a little easier than her recent starts. Resolute Lee loves to run a place and is a must for the Trifecta along with Lenny The Jet. Box Up 2.5.7.8.

Best Bets

Race 4, No: 4 - Little Earner

Race 8, No: 1 - Fantastic Yankee

Best Roughie

Race 5 No: 3 - Cawbourne Clint

Melbourne Cup Tip

Vow And Declare  ( good luck! )

 

TAB JACKPOTS TONIGHT

ANGLE PARK TRIFECTA JACKPOT ON RACES 1,2,3,4,5
Race’s 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 on each race.

ANGLE PARK QUADRELLA JACKPOT
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $1,000.

ANGLE PARK EXACTA JACKPOT
Race’s 6 & 7 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Exacta Jackpot of $2,500.

ALBION PARK QUADRELLA JACKPOT
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,000.

ALBION PARK QUINELLA JACKPOT ON RACES 1 & 2
Race 1 & 2 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quinella Jackpot of $2,500 on each race.

HOBART TRIFECTA JACKPOT ON RACES 1,2,3,4,5
Race’s 1,2,3,4 & 5 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000 on each race.

HOBART QUADRELLA JACKPOT
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $1,000.

HOBART ANY 2 JACKPOT ON RACES 6 & 7
Race 6 & 7 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Any 2 Jackpot of $2,500 on each race.

 

KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for October 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 www.grsa.com.au. For up to the minute information provide GRSA with your mobile phone details for text message updates for all Industry news.

 

ANGLE PARK NEXT THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$11,435 Leigh Rogers Final – Grade 6 – 515m (Heats 31/10/19) Not G-SIX

$5,545 Free For All Bitches Only 515m

$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, $3,510 Juvenile – 515m, $6,025 Open – 600m

$6,030 Free For All – 731m

Nominations close Monday 4th November with GRSA at 9.00am.



The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s terrific night of racing at Angle Park including four heats of the Leigh Rogers Grade 6 Feature series.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:       Race 2, No. 1 - Shadow Burner

Each-Way:      Race 7, No. 7 - Conner Peruzzi

Roughie:         Race 1, No. 8 - Velocity Dory

 

GRSA TEXT SERVICE

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

 

LOCAL NEWS

LEIGH ROGERS GRADE 6 FEATURE HEATS TONIGHT

There are 4 heats of the Leigh Rogers Grade 6 feature tonight to be run over the 515m journey with some of the best young local talent looking to qualify for next Thursdays $11,435 Final on 7th November.

The series has been extremely well supported by the industry and exciting prospects Little Earner, Power Burner, No Knowledge, Coorong Lucy, Conner Peruzzi and Wild Looking will all be top chances in their heats to qualify.

With 4 heats the winners and second placegetters will qualify for next weeks final. The box draw will be conducted oncourse tonight.

GRSA introduced this race onto the feature race calendar two years ago in recognition of former long time Food and Beverage Manager, Leigh Rogers, who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer three years ago. Leigh is the husband of Rachel and father of three young girls and it will be great to see them back oncourse in recognition of Leigh.

 

GAWLER TRIALS TOMORROW

With the changes to racing dates for the Gawler Cup on Sunday Night Gawler will trial tomorrow morning.

 

2019 GAWLER GOLD CUP THIS SUNDAY

Five terrific heats of the 2019 Gawler Gold Cup were conducted Tuesday with the box draw for the Final conducted that night at the Industry Seminar held at the Gawler venue.

The heat winners and their times were:

Heat 1 – Alpha Aion 30.73

Heat 2 – Allinga Jess 30.90

Heat 3 – Axel Footluce 30.63

Heat 4 – Star Anise 30.76

Heat 5 – Jack Get Back 30.70

Gawler Gold Cup Final – Box Draw

1. Axel Footluce – Ken Trowbridge

2. Awesome Catch – Robert Camilleri

3. Alpha Aion – Ben Rawlings

4. Fantastic Bronx  - Richard Stasiak

5. Allinga Jess – Yvonne King

6. Jack Get Back -  SCR

7. Immediate -  Deb Coleman

8. Star Anise -  Jan Jones

9. Kisses For Cloda (res) – Ben Rawlings

10. Aston Jedi (res) Ray Murray

The $36,000 Group 3 Final will be run this Sunday night 3rd November. The race is listed to jump at 8.29pm (SA time) and will be race 8 on the program. Racing on Final night starts at 5.47pm with the last of 12 races to be run at 9.54pm.

Also featured on the night will be the $8,000 2019 Gawler Sprint Classic for those greyhounds which qualified in heats last Friday along with the $8,500 2019 Gawler Stayers Cup. The $4,000 Gawler Gold Cup Consolation has drawn together a great field for those that just missed the Final.

In an added bonus for the Club all races (except race 2) will be covered on Sky Racing 1 providing more exposure for Gawler’s Group 3 event. Sunday night will feature plenty of entertainment for all the family with rides and amusements for the kids along with food vans. Entry is by gold coin donation at the gate.

 

BRIAN JOHNSTONE HEATS

Following the 2019 Gawler Classic and both the Classic 2019 Prelude Finals attention will swing to the rich Brian Johnstone Series. The Group 3 series is the main event of the Classic 2019 Futurity.

The Heats for the Brian Johnstone will be run on Wednesday, 13th November at Angle Park, followed by the Semi- Finals on Thursday, 21st November and the $37,500 Final on Thursday, 28th November.

Nominations for the heats close with GRSA at 9.00am on Friday, 8th November.

 

AUTO SORTING FOR GRADING STARTED TODAY

GRSA advises that the auto sorting of the Order of Preference for Grading purposes started today for the Angle Park Monday night meeting on November 4th

This process reduced this part of the process by about 2 hours and does remove some of the discretion of the Grader because it will also incorporate all greyhounds, even those off the Order with a Weighted Points Score (WPS) table.

GRSA made changes to the Order of Preference as previously advised which include -

  • No 5 – Qualifying trials will be managed separately outside the automation
  • Remove St Leger & Champion Puppy heats reference
  • Remove 6 months criteria reference
  • Remove Grader giving preference to performances over 400m
  • No 9 (Placed 2 of last 3 in City) and No 10 (One win from last 3 in City)
  • Any reference about Pathway or Time Graded is removed from this file
  • Update Track Classifications based on new file for WPS (Weighted Points Score)
  • For WPS (Fell is considered as 4th and FTF is next available placing)

The WPS will assist with the selection of those greyhounds not on the Order of Preference so all greyhounds will effectively be sorted into an order for selection. 

GRSA has the support from the GRP that when using the automation that if the order of entry by Order of Preference, Race wins or WPS is discovered to be incorrect after fields have been drawn that GRSA will NOT redraw the race in question (so long as the greyhound is correctly graded). If this did occur then the affected greyhound will get first preference at its next nomination. 

GRSA will publicise the Order of Preference and WPS document once grading of each meeting is completed to be posted on the GRSA website similar to the Time Grading report.

 

WEIGHTED POINT SCORE TABLE

All greyhounds will also have a WPS calculated based upon the WPS table. There is no age criteria on the start dates when calculating the WPS. The WPS must be calculated on the greyhound’s last 5 Race starts. If the greyhound has not competed in 5 Races, the pro-rata WPS will be applied.

Pro-rata WPS

Greyhounds that have not yet competed in five (5) starts are allocated points on a pro-rata or an average over five (5) starts with a weighting of 80% applied to the "pro-rata" points.

 

To calculate the points of a greyhound that has not competed in five (5) starts:

  1. divide the greyhound’s total points by the amount of starts it has competed in
  2. multiply the new average by the difference between 5 and the number of actual starts and apply the 80% discount weighting
  3. add the result to the actual points earned from the greyhound’s starts.

 

Examples for working out the points of greyhounds using this method:

One Start = 36 points 36 / 1 = 36; 36 x 4 = 144 x 0.8 = 115; 115 + 36 = 151 points

Two Starts = 46 points 46 / 2 = 23; 23 x 3 = 69 x 0.8 = 55; 55 + 46 = 101 points

Four Starts = 84 points 84 / 4 = 21; 21 x 1 = 21 x 0.8 = 16; 16 + 84 = 100 points

 

The full table of tracks and classifications is available on the GRSA website and published in the last editions of kennel capers.

 

GRADING REVIEW PANEL MEMBERS

With the 2 year term for some Members of the Grading Review Panel expiring GRSA is now seeking applications from Industry persons who are interested in joining the Panel.

The Grading Review Panel looks at all things grading in South Australia and how rules and policies can provide a fair and balanced system. Members work in a group environment and are required to have a strategic and balanced view in regard to the best outcomes for everyone in the industry. Some expiring Members have indicated that they would like to continue on the Panel which can be considered pending their nomination.

Listed below are the specific categories that are up for nominations.

• Mature Professional Trainer

• Semi- Professional Trainer

• Pathway/Hobbyist

• Breeding Background

• Wagering Background

• Ownership Background

Should you fall under one of these categories and would like to join the Panel please apply in writing to myself at shaun.mathieson@grsa.com.au advising the attributes you could bring to the Panel. Applications close on Friday, 1st  November 2019 which will then be considered by the GRSA Board for appointment. The appointment will be for a 2 year term which could be extended if agreed upon, with the Panel meeting 2 to 3 times a year, however, there will be general correspondence during this time which will take place via email.

The next meeting scheduled for the Grading Review Panel is on Thursday 28th November 2019 at 11am.

GRP POSITIONS (AS FROM 17/10/2019)

POSITION

RECOMMENDED

Mature Professional TR

Petar Jovanovic (exp)

Semi Professional TR

Kevin Bewley (exp)

Pathway/Hobbyist

Sharyn Gray (exp)

Breeding background

Neil Mann (exp)

Wagering Background

Anthony McLean (exp)

Ownership Background

Daniel Grgurovic (exp)

Young Professional TR

Ben Rawlings (1 year left)

Semi Professional TR

Kim Johnstone (1 year left)

Club Representative

Mike Wittholz (2 year left)

 

ACCELL THERAPY MAT TO BE MOVED NEAR THE KENNEL HOUSE

GRSA have moved the Accell Therapy mat out of the reception area at Angle Park and moved it near the Kennel House.

This will hopefully encourage trainers to utilise the mat during and outside of normal Admin hours. The mat cannot be used on race days/nights however could be used on trial nights. GRSA will monitor the use of the mat to see if the move has assisted the use and trainers.

 

GRADING CHANGES FROM GRADING REVIEW PANEL HAVE STARTED

The main change from the GRP was that when a greyhound comes to SA and has won less than 5 races (1-4 wins) then it will be considered a Grade 6 even if it has won Grade 5 races (Metropolitan Grade 5 races (460m – 590m) in their State, however, will affect Grade 6).

There will be no retrospective grading for greyhounds already in SA with a starting date of the 9th September.

 

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FORM INCLUDES PROOF OF PURCHASE

Participants are advised that as from 1st September, 2019 a new Transfer of Ownership Form is to be completed if wanting to seek grading exemptions. 

The new Form has a Proof of Purchase section, this requires purchasers to lodge documentation confirming the purchase of the greyhound or if no documentation is available then it is a requirement for the Statutory Declaration to be completed.  If a Transfer of Ownership Form is lodged without the completion of this section then NO grading exemptions will be applied to the greyhound.  The form is available on our website.

 

TRANSFERING GREYHOUNDS INTO SA WITH PROOF OF PURCHSE AND GRADING EXEMPTIONS

GRSA has considered the scenario of SA owners purchasing greyhounds with the new proof of purchase transfer and choosing not to bring them back to SA but still hoping to get grading exemptions if needed at the time.

We have already had a number of greyhounds purchased with this process. Normally GRSA has not had to deal with this scenario as the greyhounds would normally be transferred to a local trainer in SA and race straight away so there has never been a policy in place.

 

 

 

GRSA has introduced the below policy - 

Any greyhounds purchased into SA ownership under the proof of purchase conditions to be trained in SA and seeking grading exemptions need to be in SA to receive grading exemptions before the 1st January 2020. On the 1st or after this date greyhounds have to come back to SA once purchased without any race starts interstate to receive a grading exemption.

 

Owners are encouraged to contact the GRSA grader to assist with specific grades of greyhounds prior to purchase.

 

WINNING GRADE 6 RACES IN ORDER

GRSA reminds trainers to win their grade 6 events in order at a specific venue. For the venues that allow two Grade 6 wins trainers need to win a Grade 6 over one distance and then a Grade 6 over the other distance. If a greyhound wins a Grade 6 and then a Grade 5 then they will lose their Grade 6 over the other distance at that venue.

 

MOUNT GAMBIER TIME GRADING TO BE A MIX OF WINS FROM OCTOBER

After a request from the Mt Gambier GRC to change the format of their Time Grading events, GRSA has approved the change for their Thursday meetings from specific grades to a mix of race wins. From their meeting on Thursday, 3rd October and all other Time Graded meetings races will be Maidens, 1-4 wins and 5+ wins which will change from Maiden, Grade 6 and Grade 5.

Races will still be Non Penalty, with normal Time Graded prizemoney.

For Middle Distance (600m) and Distance (732m) racing, the GRSA Grader (using discretion), may choose to construct a field over these distances without regard for the number of wins of the greyhounds nominated, if in the opinion of the Grader the spread of Time Ratings warrants the running of that race.

 

ICG MEETING ON NOVEMBER 8

The next Industry Consultative Group meeting will be held on Friday, 8th November 2019 with an agenda to be released shortly to the panel.

 

MOUNT GAMBIER CANCELLED ON BOXING DAY

GRSA advises that the meeting set down at Mount Gambier on Thursday 26th December 2019 has been cancelled. GRSA has been advised that there will not be a Vet available on this date for on track duties. 

Details are below -

Delete : Mount Gambier Thursday 26th December 2019 (TAB) Day

 

GRSA TRIALLING SCHEDULE UPDATED FOR MURRAY BRIDGE

  • Murray Bridge Tuesday. STAT and Qualys once a fortnight to be run at 6.50pm – 7.15pm the same as Angle Park. Dates will be Tuesday 12/11/19, 26/11/19