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25/06/20

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

We have another strong 12 event programme ahead of us tonight which includes two 600m events, a distance affair and some quality sprint events. As always all races are Trifecta and First Four events. We struggled early in the night here last week but came home with a late surge landing a couple of big winners at double figure odds so let’s hope we can keep on the right side of the ledger again.

Race 1 - The early pace will come from Danyo’s Rosie and Jervois Boy, both will be on the pace early and can figure in the First Four. Coorong Nugget will be running on and is amongst the main dangers. Box Up 1.2.3.8

Race 2 - This is the Maiden of the night and it’s a wide open, we will go with the Gavin Harris trained Springvale Cher, she can be hit and miss on box rise so let’s hope she can get a clear run early and power home. Joe Blake was a nice run here last start and will only improve, add Raging Rocco who has the gun draw.  Box Up 1.2.5.7

Race 3 - Ray Fewings has a smart one in Craggy Island, he has a perfect strike rate of 6 from 6 and is making his city debut, he looks the likely leader and is hard to tip against. Dakota Dart was a smart winner here last start in 29.91 and is drawn for a forward showing once again. Invincibility can add a bit of value to the Trifecta. Box Up 1.2.7.8

Race 4 - This is a top quality sprint affair and Coorong Lucy had her colours lowered here last week after striking early trouble, she can lead tonight and can bounce back. Alfieri will appreciate the small `field and is a class act if left alone early. Hot Sophie has won her last 5 and It’s A Riot is resuming. Box Up 2.4.6.8

Race 5 - Ashby Mayhem has been in good form at Gawler with 2 strong wins over the 531m, she steps up tonight to the 600m and is our top pick in this. Joint Interest is the value runner and will be doing her best work late. Tammy Parker and Springvale Jorja appear place chances. Box Up 2.6.7.8

Race 6 - Patrick Francis is our Each Way special of the night, he should be able to kick up early from the draw and the Rasmussen kennel is in fine form at the moment. Kennel mate American Man will be charging home and Ask Me Now is very strong and can’t be left out of calculations. Box Up 1.2.3.5

Race 7 - The Wally Harkins super star Sir Truculent continued on his winning way when winning by over 13 lengths in a slick 42.88 here last week, he will be short again and should win again. Miss Bellawood has her fair share of ability and looks a Trifecta chance once again along with No Surrender who continues to track wide in his races. Box Up 2.3.6.7

Race 8 - This certainly is a good race to have a crack at with our First Four as it’s a wide open affair, we need Fly For Fun to muster speed early so he can cross from his wide draw, he is a more than handy type and is amongst the main chances. Winlock Huddy will be running on late and is drawn to run a cheeky race, also add Lenny The Jet who is always a chance from a rails draw. Box Up 1.3.7.8

Race 9 - Its very hard to go past Fabs You Go on his impressive win here last week in a slick BON 29.63, he will take beating on that effort. Long Gully Wilma is never far away and won from this draw 4 runs back. Cawbourne Zebra and Leaving for the First Four. Box Up 1.2.5.8

Race 10 - Little Earner can bounce back tonight, she was trapped wide here last week when drawn out in box 8, with moderate beginners on either side she is our top pick. Defy is making his city debut, his interstate form is mixed but he shows plenty of ability when left alone. Mepunga Lock and our value runner for the First Four, Tyson’s Choice. Box Up 2.4.5.7

Race 11  - With only the five runners Two Times Twice should lead and win again from box 8, he returned to the winners circle last week with a smart 35.12 win and is our top pick. Holy Reign has the draw to improve and we can’t leave out West On Bamboo for the minors. Box Up 1.2.4.8

Race 12 - Springvale Shine should be at each way odds and can send us home on a winning note, she has been racing well in recent weeks and can handle a wide draw. Ainsley Flash has early pace and from the rails draw will be right in the mix. Velocity Bottino is new to the Murray kennel and should be included. Box Up 1.4.7.8

Best Bets

Race 5 No: 6 - Ashby Mayhem

Race 10 No: 2 - Little Earner

Best Each-way

Race 6 No: 1 - Patrick Francis

Best Roughie

Race 1 No: 2 - Jervois Boy

 

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.

 

KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for June was released last week 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 ANY 2 JACKPOT
Race 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Any 2 Jackpot of $5,000.

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 Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,000.

ALBION PARK TRIFECTA  JACKPOTS
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $5,000 on these races.

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 ANY 2 JACKPOT
Race 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Any 2 Jackpot of $5,000.

 

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.

 

ANGLE PARK THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$3,280 Heats Restricted Wins Feature – 600m (0-4 wins only at time of nomination. $4,715 Final 9/7/20)

$2,985 Grade 6 Bitches only – 515m

$4,715 Mixed Masters Stake - 515m (For greyhounds 3¾yo or over at time of nom-must raced prev 6 months or qualy trialled in that time. 4yo & higher will have pref. All grades eligible. N/P)

$2,255 Open Maiden – 515m

$5,120 Free For All – 731m

Nominations close Monday 29th June with GRSA at 9.00am.

 


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

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:       Race 5, No. 6 - Ashby Mayhem

Each-Way:      Race 6, No. 3 - I’m Top Girl

Roughie:         Race 11, No. 4 - West On Bamboo

 

LOCAL NEWS

2019 GAWLER PRODUCE SEMI FINALS TOMORROW

After four excellent heats last week we have two fantastic semi finals tomorrow at Gawler for the Produce Series. Heat winners were – Air Marshall 30.68, Springvale Ortiz 30.87, Jabari 30.98 and Born Lovely 30.97.

With 2 semi finals the first four placegetters will qualify for next Sunday (5th July) $22,000 Final. There will be a $2,700 Consolation also on Sunday with greyhounds which competed in heats that did not qualify for final needing to be renominated to be considered (from heats and semis). The Box Draw for the Final will be conducted oncourse

The winner of the Final is also eligible for a $8,000 bonus if it can win the 2020 Gawler Gold Cup later this year. If the winner of the Gawler Produce is SA Bred, there is also a $1,000 SA Bred Bonus paid to the owner and $500 bonus paid to the breeder.

Box Draw Semi Final 1 Gawler Produce tomorrow – Race 6 @ 4.14pm:

1.     See You Smile                               Ben Rawlings

2.     Jabari                                             Neil Mann

3.     Air Marshall                                   Ray Murray

4.     Spring Vinnie                                 Greg Board

5.     Shadow Burner                              Tony Rasmussen

6.     Hank The Hustler                           Nathan Wilson

7.     Long Gully Barny                            Paula Hearnden

8.     Allinga Ollie                                  Yvonne King

9.     Our Boy Wolf        (1st Res)           Troy Murray

10.  Keungi                   (2nd Res)          Michael Taylor

 

Box Draw Semi Final 2 Gawler Produce tomorrow – Race 7 @ 4.29pm:

1.     Vontae Mack                                 Ben Rawlings

2.     Oakvale Style                                 Nathan Wilson

3.     Spring Cobra                                  Greg Board

4.     Buddy Guy                                     Tony Rasmussen

5.     Dance Moves                                Tony Fry

6.     Springvale Ortiz                             Gavin Harris

7.     Spring Burner                                Greg Board

8.     Born Lovely                                   Ben Rawlings

9.     Oakvale Blue         (1st Res)           Nathan Wilson

10.  He’s All Ours         (2nd Res)          Lisa Rasmussen

 

MURRAY BRIDGE & GAWLER TRIALS SWAPPED NEXT WEEK DUE TO SWAPPING OF RACE MEETINGS

With Murry Bridge racing on Friday next week (3rd July) due to the Gawler Produce meeting on Sunday 5th July the trials at Murray Bridge will be conducted on Thursday morning instead of Friday morning and Gawler will be on Friday instead of Thursday.

 

LICENSE RENEWALS – EXTENDED BY 12 MONTHS

Due to COVID-19 and in support of participation GRSA has decided to extend all license renewals by 12 months.

For Tier 1, 2 & 3 Trainers, Breeders, Owners and Attendants these licenses will now expire on 30th June 2021.

 

THE GRADER ON LEAVE

GRSA advise that GRSA Grader Greg Barber will be on leave from Friday this week for a 4 week period.

He will not be contactable on his extension during this period so any phone calls or queries regarding grading need to be advised to the offices of GRSA on 8243 7100 where the Racing Manager will manage.

 

UPDATED BOXING PROCEDURES

Following COVID-19, all greyhound States nationally amended their boxing procedure to 4 waves of 2 dogs.

GRSA reviewed the procedure and is now boxing in 3 waves:

1 – 4 – 7

2 – 5 – 8

3 – 6

For G-SIX it will be in 2 waves.

This was implemented at all tracks last week. We are continuing to work with Government on a plan to returning to a regular boxing procedure.

 

2020 SA CHAMPION PUPPY HEATS IN JULY

Owners and trainers of up and coming youngsters should note that the Champion Puppy series isn’t far away.

The 2020 SA Champion Puppy Series is for greyhounds whelped on or after 1st July 2018 and is conducted as Heats to a Final series.

The $4,715 Heats will be run on Thursday, 16th July and the Final on Thursday, 23rd July.  Prizemoney for the 2020 Final will be $8,580.

*Nominations for the Heats close on Monday, 13th July with GRSA at 9.00am.*

 

MT GAMBIER STAKEMONEY INCREASE

Due to the Victorian Border closure, the opportunity for Mt Gambier to have a viable racing option has been dramatically compromised.

Further to discussions at the recent Members of Company meeting, GRSA and the Clubs expressed support for Mt Gambier returning to normal category 3 levels immediately. GRSA and the Clubs both believe that Mt Gambier needed additional support to remain viable in this difficult time.

Discussions are occurring in the background about stakemoney levels and staff remuneration returning to normal levels in the weeks ahead.

 

REMOTE TRAINERS FEE TO ASSIST MT GAMBIER MEETING

With continuing border restrictions affecting participation in the South East due to COVID-19, GRSA has decided to support the Mt Gambier Thursday meeting knowing the importance to be racing on a weekly basis during this time.

For those trainers that live more than 150 kilometres from Mt Gambier and travel to this meeting they will receive an additional $75 payment to their normal Trainers Fee. The fee will be capped at one payment per registered premises and will continue until the borders are open. This has taken effect from the Clubs meeting held on Thursday, 18th June 2020.

 

UPDATES FOR SA GREYHOUND RACE MEETINGS IN JULY FOR MT GAMBIER

Changes to the schedule are listed below in July for Mt Gambier. It is hoped the Sundays will remain for August. Mt Gambier will continue to race every Thursday –

Delete : Mount Gambier Sunday 5th July 2020 (TAB) Day

Delete : Mount Gambier Sunday 12th July 2020 (TAB) Day

Delete : Mount Gambier Sunday 19th July 2020 (TAB) Day

Delete : Mount Gambier Sunday 26th July 2020 (TAB) Day

 

FEATURES RACES FOR MT GAMBIER ON JULY 23

The Mt Gambier GRC will conduct some feature races on Thursday 23rd July as this date represents the Anniversary of the Club beginning with the first meeting conducted on 21st July 1979 at the old Glenburnie track.

The club will run -

Anniversary Cup (512 m, Open, Best 8)

John Reid Memorial (512 m, Maiden, Best 8)

Eric Lewis Memorial (732 m, Open, Best 8)

With prizemoney yet to be determined.

Nominations close Monday 20th July with GRSA at 9.00am.

 

2020 SA STRAIGHT TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP AT MURRAY BRIDGE IN LATE JULY

The 3 x State Straight Track Championships (Healesville, Capalaba & Murray Bridge) have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

They were to be held at Capalaba in QLD and will now be held in 2021. The 3 States will still run their local series to establish the State’s Straight Track Champion.

The $965 Murray Bridge Heats over the 350m will be run on Wednesday, 29th July and the $5,000 Final on Wednesday, 5th August.

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 Tuesday, 12th May 2020. If unsure of a greyhound’s status, please contact the GRSA grading staff.

*Nominations for the Heats close on Friday, 24th July with GRSA at 9.00am.*

 

2020 SA DISTANCE AND SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS IN AUGUST

The National Championships have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

They were to be held at Wentworth Park in NSW and will now be held in 2021. SA and other States will still run their local series to establish the State’s best sprinter and stayer.

The $5,120 SA Heats of the Sprint will be run on Thursday, 6th August and the $8,580 Final on Thursday, 13th August.

The Distance will be conducted as a one off Best 8 on Thursday, 13th August worth $9,330. GRSA will provide a lead up race depending on numbers for the stayers as required.

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, 20th May 2020. If unsure of a greyhound’s status, please contact the GRSA grading staff.

Sky Racing will also support this series with ALL States conducting their Finals on the same night to be run within a 2 hour period. It makes for a great promotional concept.

*Nominations for the Heats of the Sprint close on Monday, 3rd August with GRSA at 9.00am.*

(Whilst the nominations for the Distance will close on 10th August the domiciliary conditions will be the same as the Sprint)

 

MURRAY BRIDGE SUNDAYS TO FINISH AROUND 8PM GOING FORWARD

GRSA advise that we have liaised with Sky Racing regarding the finishing times of Murray Bridge on Sundays recently.

With COVID-19 restrictions in place Sky advised that where possible the meeting will finish around 8pm. This will aid participants returning home locally or travelling.

 

SCRATCHING DEADLINES AND TRIALS BOOKING CLOSING TO REMAIN AT 3PM

Whilst the Greyhound Racing SA Offices have gone back to closing at 4.30pm the scratching deadlines and trails bookings closing will remain at 3pm to assist the management of these processes.

 

MURRAY BRIDGE TRIALS

Satisfactory trials and Qualifying trials are held on a monthly basis on a Friday morning trial session, which has both tracks trialling.

The next trial session will be Friday, 17th July.