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06/02/20

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

It should be a good night for punting as the fields continue to be very wide open so that makes us lean towards the Trifectas and First Fours for value, we have a strong 10 event programme and the kennel to follow is the Rasmussen team who have 20 runners spread throughout the evening.

Race 1 - Worth A Shout is coming of a win here last start and looks well placed again. He has been missing the kick of late which is a bit of a worry but should be running on strongly. Lose Your Blues is the danger and is boxed for a bold showing. Add Peter Lee for the Trifecta. Box Up 1.2.4.8

Race 2 - The Troy Murray trained Major Major is knocking on the door, he has been runner up here at both his starts and can nearly lead tonight. Right Exit continues to frustrate the punters having her 23rd run tonight in a Maiden, she is drawn to be in the mix once again. Box Up 1.3.4.6

Race 3 - Hot Sambuca should start the punters elect, he is well drawn and is a lot better than his last start suggests. My Girl Rocks is more than capable, she can be hit and miss on lid rise but is very strong she has good claims at each way odds. Box Up 1.3.5.7

Race 4 - This is a strong 600m event and we must stick with Two Times Twice on his recent form. He led them a merry dance at his past 2 here in good times and is one of the better bets of the night. American Man continues to track wide in his races, he will be doing his best work late. Add Feelin who has been in great form over the sprint for our Trifecta. Box up 1.2.4.7

Race 5 - Looking for a bit of value in this as its very wide open. Dyna Adria is well drawn for the Rasmussen kennel, she is more than capable on her night so we will put her on top. Spring Fair has handy short course form and can add value to our First Four if able to lead. Holy Reign and Could Be Magic are the others who have strong claims. Box up 2.3.4.6

Race 6 - Winning form is good form and its very hard to go past Spring Vinnie in this, he is a very smart performer and will prove hard to beat from the rails draw. Emerley Zero is better than his past 2 suggests and should be included in our First Four. Add Collecting and Tatachilla for value. Box up 1.2.7.8

Race 7 - The Rasmussen team hold all the aces in this event, they have 4 runners engaged in this, What A Whish gets the nod from me as she is well drawn and will be at decent odds, she won here 3 runs back in 30.03 from the same draw. Tornado Alley is back in grade tonight and should be the big improver, he is very capable when on song and will be right in the finish. Box Up 1.5.6.7

Race 8 - Master Chaos resumed with an eye catching run when 2nd over the 455m at Murray Bridge, he loves this venue and is our top pick. Slippers Away has been racing well in easier company, she steps up tonight and can run a cheeky race at odds. Add Matty Mateusz and the pacey Nirimba Pirate for the minors. Box up 1.3.4.6

Race 9 - This is the distance affair of the night and we have a newcomer in the Ben Rawlings kennel in Boom Down, he has won 20 from 60 along with 23 placings including a win at Albion park early last month over the 710m, he should be very hard to beat on debut. My Boy Bean and Sir Truculent for the minors. Box up 1.2.4.8

Race 10 - Veteran trainer Aussie Chegia can send us home on a winning note with Fantastic Flame down in box 2, she has been hit and miss on box rise recently but looks well placed in this. McLaren Dazzler could be the surprise packet if he steps he is very capable on his night and is my roughie at big odds. Box up 2.3.4.7

Best Bets

Race 4 No: 2 - Two Times Twice
Race 6 No: 1 - Spring Vinnie

Best Each Way

Race 3 No: 3 - My Girl Rocks

Best Roughies

Race 5 No: 2 - Dyna Adria

 



 

KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for January 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.


 

 

TAB JACKPOTS TONIGHT

ANGLE PARK TRIFECTA JACKPOT ON RACES 1,2,3,4,
Race’s 1,2,3 & 4 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 $2,000.

ANGLE PARK EXACTA JACKPOT
Race 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Exacta Jackpot of $1,000.

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

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

ALBION PARK QUINELLA JACKPOT
Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Quinella Jackpot of $1,000.

HOBART TRIFECTA JACKPOT ON RACES 1,2,3,4,
Race’s 1,2,3 & 4 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 $2,000.

HOBART ANY2 JACKPOT
Race 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Any2 Jackpot of $1,000.

 


 

 

The Man in the Tower gives his selections for tonight’s excellent night of racing at Angle Park.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:       Race 4, No. 2 - Two Times Twice

Each-Way:      Race 7, No. 1 - What A Wish

Roughie:         Race 5, No. 2 - Dyna Adria



The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s fantastic night of racing at Angle Park.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:       Race 8, No. 1 - Nirimba Pirate

Each-Way:      Race 7, No. 8 - Firetail

Roughie:         Race 1, No. 7 - Legendary Lao

 


 

ANGLE PARK NEXT THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$5,545 Feature Mixed Masters Final – 515m (Heats 6/2/20)

$5,545 Heats SA St Leger – 515m (For greyhounds whelped on or after 1/7/17. $11,435 Final 20/2/20)

$4,215 Grade 5 Bitches Only – 600m

$6,030 FFA – 731m

Nominations close Monday 10th February with GRSA at 9.00am.

 



 

LOCAL NEWS

FINALISTS FOR THE 2019 TAB SA GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR

The Finalists for the 2019 TAB SA Greyhound of the Year are listed below.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner at Gawler on Saturday 15th February. Also announced will be the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY and SA Sprinting GOTY.

The Finalists are:

ALFIERI

2019 Starts 17-1sts 12, 2nds 2, 3rds 1
(Fernando Bale x Rhonda Rocks) (SA Bred) 
Owner – Kirin Corby & Bill Wudarczyk
Trainer – Bill Wudarczyk
2019 Prizemoney $22,745

ALICANTE BOUCHET

2019 Starts 26-1sts 11, 2nds 4, 3rds 4
(Kilty Lad x Mighty Chaos) (SA Bred) 
Owner – Meg Rawlings
Trainer – Ben Rawlings
2019 Prizemoney $72,430

COORONG LUCY

2019 Starts 21-1sts 14, 2nds 5, 3rds 0
(Worm Burner x Molly Be Nimble) (SA Bred) 
Owner – Cameron & Yvonne Butcher
Trainer – Cameron Butcher
2019 Prizemoney $34,955

OAKVALE BEAUTY

2019 Starts 19-1sts 9, 2nds 7, 3rds 3
(Kinloch Brae x Oakvale Destiny) (SA Bred) 
Owner – Nathan & Kerri Wilson
Trainer – Nathan Wilson
2019 Prizemoney $56,630

TIME’S RIGHT

2019 Starts 28-1sts 15, 2nds 4, 3rds 2
(Barcia Bale x Sidney’s Shadow) (SA Bred) 
Owner – Cameron & Yvonne Butcher
Trainer – Cameron Butcher
2019 Prizemoney $31,230


 

ANIMAL WELFARE FAQ NIGHT ON THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY

The Animal Welfare will be available on the Thursday evening of 13 February at Chasers for any questions you might have relating to anything animal welfare.

This will be an informal chance for you to ask any questions relating to kennel inspections, retirement in a non-judgemental environment.

- If you want information relating to your requirements under the Animal Welfare policy If you want to know how you can retire your greyhound other than through GAPSA 
- If you want to know how you can improve your chances of your dog moving through GAPSA faster 
- If you want to know how to fill out your retirement form for GAPSA/third parties/other adoption programs If you want to know how to fill out your treatment record book 
- If you want to know more about how to receive free carpet as bedding for greyhounds
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If you want access to the fact sheet about making a near indestructible bed for chewers 
- If you  want more information about the track injury rebate scheme


 

ST LEGER HEATS ON THURSDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY – NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY

A reminder to trainers that the St Leger heats for greyhounds whelped on or after 1st July, 2017 are to be run on Thursday, 13th February with the final on Thursday, 20th February.

Prizemoney for the St Leger series is – Heats - $5,545, Final - $11.435

• Nominations close with GRSA at 9am on Monday, 10th February.


GAWLER BREEDERS 2020 – HEATS IN FEBRUARY

The first part of the Breeders 2020 series kicks of with heats on Friday, 28th February over 400m.

The final will be run on Sunday, 8th March 2020.  For SA Bred greyhounds paid up for Breeders 2020     

• Nominations for heats close with GRSA at 9am on Monday, 24th February.



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.


 
TEMLEE, ROOKIE REBEL AND ZOOM TOP FIELDS RELEASED

Fields for the Group 1 Temlee (525m), Rookie Rebel (600m) and Zoom Top (725m) have been decided, setting up a massive night of racing to launch the 2020 TAB Australian Cup Carnival.

The three Group 1 invitational races made up of the best greyhounds available over the dedicated distance will be run at The Meadows on Saturday 15 February.
Please note, the below fields are not in box draw order. The box draws for the invitationals will be conducted on Saturday night at The Meadows.
 
Group 1 Temlee (525m) – $100,000 to the winner

Barooga Brett - Jamie Ennis
Jaro Bale - Andrea Dailly
Whiskey Riot - Anthony Azzopardi
Simon Told Helen - David Burnett
Western Envoy - Angela Langton
Oakvale Beauty - Jeff Britton
Good Odds Harada - Frank Hurst
King Cratos - Jason Magri
Reserves -
Slingshot Hammer - Robert Camilleri
Tiggerlong Tonk - Correy Grenfell
 
Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) - $75,000 to the winner

Tauwitchere - Steven Bruce White
Rajasthan - Robert Camilleri
Perfect Marshall - Janet Cottrell
Often Imitated - Jackie Greenough
Velocity Bettina - Anthony Azzopardi
Weblec Eagle - Matthew Lanigan
Waging War - Glenn Rounds
Infrared Lad - Joanne Price
Reserves -
Steinbrenner, Jeff Britton
Rockstar Prince, Andrea Dailly
 
Group 1 Zoom Top (725m) - $75,000 to the winner

Tornado Tears - Robert Britton
Blue Moon Rising - John Finn
Blue Shadows - Angela Langton
Blazing Cartier - Robert Britton
Just Terms - Jodie Lord
True Detective - Jeff Britton
Boom Down - Ben Rawlings
Here’s Tears - Robert Britton
Reserves - 
Annie Lava, Brendan Pursell
Apex Within, Rodney Clark


 
MURRAY BRIDGE CUP AND MOUNT GAMBIER CUPS IN MARCH/APRIL WITH BIG BONUSES

It will be a big couple of months of racing in March and April for the Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier Clubs when they conduct their Cup meetings.

The Murray Bridge Cup heats will be conducted on Friday, 6th March (as the Murray Bridge Speedway is on the Sunday night, Murray Bridge and Gawler have swapped) with the $15,000 to the winner (listed event) to be run on Sunday night, 15th March.
The Mount Gambier Cup heats have moved back one week to assist with scheduling and will be on Sunday, 29th March with the $15,000 to the winner (listed event) final on Sunday, 5th April.
GRSA will continue a couple of bonuses to link both events which will include a $5,000 bonus if the same dog can win both the Murray Bridge Cup and Mount Gambier Cup and a $5,000 trainer bonus if the same trainer can win both Cups (SA or Interstate or different dogs).



“EASTAR” MATCH RACE SERIES IN APRIL

The “Eastar” Match Race series will be held on Thursday night, 9th 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, 2019 along with those that have trialled (sessions to be determined) 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 $6,000.
 
Listed below is the current list of greyhounds (subject to domiciliary eligibility) that have won and broken 29.90 seconds at Angle Park since 1st December, 2019. GRSA will separate equal times to a third decimal point if required closer to the event:
 
Alfieri – 29.50
Coorong Lucy – 29.51
Axel Footluce – 29.61
Cairnlea Ebony – 29.62
It’s A Riot – 29.63
Wooden Tiger – 29.64
Boss McLaren – 29.67
I’s Top Girl – 29.72
Two Times Twice – 29.74
Rock It Fernando – 29.76
Feelin’ – 29.78
Tornado Alley – 29.78
Could Be Magic – 29.79
Established – 29.83
Springvale Issy – 29.84
Springvale Jorja – 29.85
Hot Desert Storm – 29.86
Castle Ruins - 29.88
Spring Vinnie – 29.89
 
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) - $6,000, second $2,500, third $1,500.
 
Nominations close Monday, 6th April with GRSA at 9.00am.



MOUNT GAMBIER SATISFACTORY TRIALS

Trainers are advised of a change to the booking of Satisfactory Trials at Mt. Gambier. 

Mt Gambier hold trials on Tuesday and Saturday mornings with Satisfactory trials ONLY being conducted on Tuesdays and need to be booked with Barry Shepheard from the Club on 0419 824 512. 
 
At Race meetings Satisfactory trials can be done when less than 12 races.  When there are 12 races these can be considered, however, the trainer will not be able to kennel and must take their greyhounds home straight after the trial. These race day trials will also need to be booked through Barry at the Club. GRSA administration staff will NOT accept these bookings and trainers will be directed to contact Barry Shepheard.


 
TIME GRADED AND PATHWAY EVENTS (FOR ALL EVENTS)

The GRSA Racing Department wishes to advise of an update to the process of allocating reserves for Time Grading (worst-to-best) meetings.

Currently the Time Grading methodology does not allow for the allocation of reserves to the majority of races, therefore increasing the likelihood of reduced field sizes.
Under the new methodology, greyhounds will be grouped into races according to their Time Rating, including the reserves:
•  8 greyhounds for G-SIX racing (6 in the field plus 2 reserves)
•  10 greyhounds for traditional 8 dog racing (8 in the field plus 2 reserves)
 
A random draw will then be conducted to determine the two reserve greyhounds.

If only one race then reserves as per Time Rating Rankings. This process is demonstrated in a table available on the GRSA website and Kennel Capers.
 
This change will be implemented for all Time Grading meetings from 1st January, 2020.


 
CHANGES TO MOUNT GAMBIER TIME GRADING FROM JANUARY 2020

After consultation with industry and local participants from the Mount Gambier region, GRSA will continue the trial of the Best to Worst format for the Mount Gambier Thursday meetings.

GRSA has made this change to accommodate the strong nominations for this venue and attempting to give all greyhounds of all abilities the opportunity to compete. This will generally be run on a fortnight basis however if there are not 12 races being conducted for all meetings GRSA will consider reviewing this process.
Conditions for the Best to Worst meetings will be based on the greyhounds Time Rating. There will be a limit of 5 as to how fast a greyhound can be rated. Greyhounds rated 4.75 to 1 will not be eligible for this meeting but will be given preference into the Sunday meeting of that week so long as they nominate and there is a race available. Under this format GRSA will be able to include reserves for all races under the dissection of the grader. The more than 50% of fastest rated greyhound eligibility clause will not refer to Best to Worst Time Graded events.
Please contact the GRSA Grader for further information about Time Graded events.