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18/02/21

 

TELLING THE TAIL

By The Shadow

We have a strong eleven event programme tonight here at headquarters  and it looks a very even night throughout so we might be able to snare a couple of winners at each way odds. We have racing over all three distances so it will make for a good night of betting as usual.

Race 1 - Certainly a hard one to start with but I liked the run of Stareena first up at Mount Gambier,she won in 30.14 and her recent form in Victoria was handy so we will put her on top. Stella Warning missed the start here last week, she won in 30.13 prior and is amongst the main chances. Add Shahaka and Burning Nitro. Box Up 1.2.4.7

Race 2 - This is the Maiden of the night and Stranger Tides started a short price favourite on debut and had to be content running 3rd behind his litter mate Tidelands, he can win tonight with that run under his belt. Slash Focus showed a glimpse on his debut when 4th and had been placed at Richmond from a wide draw in the past. Box Up 1.4.7.8

Race 3 - Gemtree Maximus won easily at Murray Bridge at his latest effort, from this draw with three wins from his five runs he is the one to beat again. Victa Kurt, Victa Emma and Victa Grosso have been racing well, they are all chances for the First Four. Box Up 2.4.7.8

Race 4 - Coorong Lucy has had a couple of weeks off, she was a last start winner here in a slick 29.67, she has won four of her last five here and is the one to beat again. Rushes is always a threat, he can carve out quick times when out in front and is a chance. Classic McLaren and Oakvale Blue for the minors. Box Up 1.2.5.8

Race 5 - This is the 600m of the night and Jack’s Well proved far too good when winning the SA St Leger final, he is having his first run over this trip tonight and is the one they will have to catch. Major Havoc broke through for a much-deserved win here from box 1 last week, he can figure again. Couture can add the value to our First Four. Box Up 1.3.5.6

Race 6 - All the early speed is coming from out wide so Jabari will need to be at his best to cross them in the run to the first turn, he won from here four runs back. Tippa is an interesting runner, he has been racing well on country tracks and the kennel has a good strike rate when coming to town. Buddy Guy and Blister can’t be over looked either. Box Up 4.6.7.8

Race 7 - Stevick has been in fine form winning his last three at Mount Gambier, he is making his city debut and the well-travelled sprinter looks one of the major players here. Hali’s Girl continues to show her good box manners, she has led only to be run down at her past two runs here, the draw will enhance her chances in this. Runaway Lad and Corryong McLaren can fill the placings. Box up 1.2.3.4

Race 8 - The two main chances here look to be Emerley Zero who led them a merry dance and won in 30.02 and Alfieri who worked home well from out wide to score in 30.11, they both are drawn to do similar again in this. Dissociative is another who has early dash and from the draw should get a clear run at each way value. Box Up 1.2.3.8

Race 9 - Tidelands won his Maiden here last week in good fashion and showed early pace, he is amongst the main chances again on that gallop. Departure Gate and Noir Star have been racing well, both have run time and can’t be dismissed in a very open affair. Box Up 4.5.7.8

Race 10 - This is the distance affair of the night and Miss Bellawood prove to strong again winning here Monday night in similar company, she should step to the front again in this and will take beating. Raylene Bale is the danger again, she is drawn to gain a clear run and will be right in the finish. Springvale Anna and Victa Jess for the First Four. Box Up 1.2.7.8

Race 11 - Rosie Red can send us home on a winning note, she finished 2nd in the St Leger final and from the draw will take a power of beating. Sell More Houses and Iranian Girl can run into the minors. 1 from 2.4.8 boxed.

Best Bets

Race 3, No: 8 - Gemtree Maximus
Race 5, No: 3 - Jack’s Well

Best Each-Way

Race 6, No: 4 - Tippa

Best Roughie

Race 7, No: 3 - Corryong McLaren

 

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KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for February was released two 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.

 


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

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:            Race 1, No. 2 - Burning Nitro

Each-Way:          Race 7, No. 3 - Corryong McLaren

Roughie:              Race 6, No. 3 - Shanlyn Charlott

 

ANGLE PARK THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features –

$3,280 Heats 2021 SA Launching Pad – 515m (1-4 wins with no more than 28 starts at close of noms. N/P. $4,715 N/P Final Thurs 4/3. Winner of final qualifies for $432,000 Launching Pad series at Sandown so long as remains eligible - 1-6 wins and 30 starts with Hts 18/3, Semis 25/3, $150,000 to the winner Final 1/4. If local winner not eligible then entry will go to next eligible greyhound from final)

$5,120 Free For All – 600m (NP – Grade 5 must nominate to be considered)

$3,280 Maiden / Grade 6 – 600m

$2,985 Juvenile– 515m

$5,120 FFA – 731m

Nominations close Monday 22nd February with GRSA at 9.00am.

 

LOCAL NEWS

MURRAY BRIDGE FRIDAY (TOMORROW) MOVED TO MORNING DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT

Please be advised that tomorrows Murray Bridge Meeting (19th February) has been moved into the Morning timeslot due to excessive heat forecast in that region.

The first race will be at 9.50am and the last of 10 at 12.45pm. Kennelling will be 8.45am to 9.30am. Trainers are still at liberty to scratch free of penalty due to the heat. GRSA appreciated the support of Sky Racing for this change.

 

SA WITH HUGE REPRESENTATION AT THE MEADOWS ON SATURDAY NIGHT FOR GROUP 1’S

The Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers – 3 Heats (1st and 2nd and two fastest 3rds qualify for $100,000 to the winner final) and Group 1 Australian Cup – 8 Heats (Only winners qualify for final) are conducted on Saturday night at the Meadows with SA having strong representation in both series.

Whether they be SA Owned, SA Bred or SA Trained we wish them the best of luck.

5.59pm – Burn Time – Heat 1 Group 1 Super Stayers (Box 2)

6.22pm – Sir Truculent – Heat 2 Group 1 Super Stayers (Box 2) & Run Like Jess – Heat 2 Group 1 Super Stayers (Box 8)

7.28pm – Aston Silk (Box 4)– Heat 2 Group 1 Australian Cup

7.48pm – Aston Kade (Box 3) – Heat 3 Group 1 Australian Cup

8.10pm – Weblec Ace (Box 8) - Heat 4 Group 1 Australian Cup

8.53pm – Aston Gwen (Box 5) - Heat 6 Group 1 Australian Cup

The final of the Australian Cup will take place on February 27, with the winner taking home $250,000.

 

SATURDAY MORNING MEETINGS

The next meeting will be on this Saturday, 20th February with the first race at 9.02am and the last of 10 at 11.37am.

The following meeting will be on Saturday, 6th March which will be a Timed Graded Meeting - “Worst to Best” rating. Greyhounds will be graded into 3 categories - Maidens, 1-4 wins and 5 or more wins. Specific grades of greyhounds are not considered except for Maidens. Races are non-penalty with Pathway Prizemoney. Reserves will be determined by the Grader. There will be no guarding. Refer to “Time Based Grading” published conditions.

This meeting will also feature $815 Six Fastest Forward (1-4 wins) Heats – 388m (Maximum 4 Heats - $1,230 Final Monday 15th March. These Heats will be selected from Worst to Best of this category. Final field will be a 6-dog field plus reserves, comprising of the greyhounds running the fastest times in the Heats, regardless of their finishing position in those heats)

• Nominations close Tuesday, 2nd March at 9.00am.

 

LAUNCHING PAD SA HEATS – NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY

Again this year the Sandown GRC offered sweepstakes tickets into the rich Launching Pad Series.

There are special conditions on the race, being for greyhounds that have won between 1 and 6 races and have not had more than 30 starts at close of their nominations.

The Heats will be run at Sandown over the 515m on Thursday, 18th March with the Semi-Finals on Thursday, 25th March with the $150,000 to the winner Final run on Thursday, 1st April. Greyhound Racing SA was able to secure a ticket and will give one greyhound the opportunity to compete in this lucrative series. We will run a Heat and Final series to determine who will make the Launching Pad Heats on 18th March.

Our Heats will be run on Thursday, 25th February over the 515m at Angle Park for greyhounds that have won 1-4 races and no more than 28 starts at close of nominations. The Heats will be worth $3,280 and will be Non Penalty events. The Final will be run at Angle Park on Thursday, 4th March over the 515m with prizemoney of $4,715 and will also be Non Penalty.

The winner of the Final will take their spot in the Launching Pad Heats two weeks later, however, if the winner for whatever reason cannot take their spot then the next qualified greyhound will be given that spot.

GRSA has restricted the series to 1-4 wins and 28 starts incase a greyhound wins both the Heat and Final so this will still keep them eligible. If greyhounds win outside the series this may deem them ineligible for the Sandown series. We have also made our Final two weeks before the Launching Pad Heats at Sandown to give the trainer an opportunity to get across the border and trial for the big race.

• Nominations close with GRSA for the SA Heats at 9am on Monday, 22nd February.

 

GAWLER BREEDERS 2021 – NOMINATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK

The first part of the Breeders 2021 series kicks off with $1,500 Heats on Sunday, 28th February over the 400m (Short Course).

The $3,000 Final will be run on Sunday, 7th March. For SA Bred greyhounds paid up for Breeders 2021

• Nominations for the Heats close Wednesday, 24th February at 9.00am.

 

EASTAR PRELUDE – NOMINATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK

$3,585 Eastar Prelude – 531m (City A Prizemoney, winner takes Prov 1 Grade. Maximum of 2 Preludes. Normal graded events)

• Nominations close Wednesday, 24th February at 9.00am.

 

SEEKING 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 X 2

• Breeding background

• Young professional trainer

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 what attributes you could bring to the Panel. Applications close on Friday, 26th February, 2021 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. The Panel meet 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 Monday, 15th March, 2021 at 12.30pm.

GRP POSITIONS (AS FROM 30/11/2020)

POSITION

MEMBER

Mature Professional TR

Petar Jovanovic (cont1.0)

Semi Professional TR

Vacant

Pathway/Hobbyist

Sharyn Gray (cont1.0)

Breeding background

Vacant

Wagering Background

Anthony McLean (cont1.0)

Ownership Background

Daniel Grgurovic (cont1.0)

Young Professional TR

Ben Rawlings (expired)

Semi Professional TR

Kim Johnstone (expired)

Club Representative

Mike Wittholz (1.0 left)

 

THE EASTAR – MATCH RACE SERIES AT GAWLER

The local South Australian match race series, nicknamed ‘The Eastar’, will be shifted to Gawler due to the track update of Angle Park, which is expected to be well underway by April 2021. The series will be held on Easter Sunday night, 4th April over the 531m.

A big local crowd is expected for the meeting given the timing of the event and the public holiday the following day.

Greyhounds competing must be South Australian, based on the Nationals Championships conditions, which require greyhounds to be domiciled in the State for at least 76 days of the last 150 days prior to the close of nominations.  Selection for this series will be for the fastest greyhounds nominated, based on their best time over the Gawler 531m distance since 1st October 2020 (regardless of their placing). GRSA will regularly update and publish a leaderboard (top 25), so all trainers and connections are aware of where their greyhound stands up until the close of nominations on Wednesday, 31st March 2021.

There will be two lead up Preludes dates of the Eastar at Gawler. They will be normal graded events over the 531m worth a total of $3,585 (City A prizemoney) with the winner taking a Prov1 penalty. They will be programmed for Sunday, 28th February and Sunday, 21st March with a maximum of 2 preludes per meeting.

The head-to-head matches will be decided based on the final leaderboard, with no manual intervention by the Grader, as per the following:

·       Match 1 – Seed 1 v Seed 4   (1st $2,750 - 2nd $350)

·       Match 2 – Seed 2 v Seed 3   (1st $2,500 - 2nd $350)

·       Match 3 – Seed 5 v Seed 8   (1st $2,250 - 2nd $350)

·       Match 4 – Seed 6 v Seed 7   (1st $2,000 - 2nd $350)

The prizemoney for the overall Eastar placegetters (based on individual times in the match races) will be:

  • 1st $4,500 – 2nd $1,300 – 3rd $650

The overall winner of the Gawler Eastar will be guaranteed a spot in the State of Origin Match race series (SA V Vic) to be held at the newly developed Angle Park track in September, as long as it is nominated and eligible to represent SA. As an added incentive the winner of the State of Origin Match Race Series guarantees itself a spot in the Group 1 Adelaide Cup in October and if successful will be guaranteed a spot in the Group 1 TOPGUN at the Meadows in November.

Current leader board – as at 18th February, 2021

Greyhound_Name

Meeting_Date

Venue

Distance

Finish_Position

Run_Time

Velocity Bottino

29-Nov-20

Gawler

531

1

30.54

Ned's Chance

10-Jan-21

Gawler

531

1

30.61

Golden Night

19-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.67

All Show

6-Dec-20

Gawler

531

1

30.68

Lily Pad

20-Dec-20

Gawler

531

1

30.69

Burning Nitro

20-Jan-21

Gawler

531

1

30.71

Stress The Point

27-Jan-21

Gawler

531

1

30.72

Untold

13-Nov-20

Gawler

531

1

30.73

Ashby Mayhem

29-Nov-20

Gawler

531

2

30.77

Major Major

25-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.79

Ragin’ Reign

10-Feb-20

Gawler

531

1

30.8

Bold Mirage

20-Dec-20

Gawler

531

2

30.8

Spring Cobra

2-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.8

Springvale Arge

23-Dec-20

Gawler

531

1

30.81

Concede

18-Nov-20

Gawler

531

1

30.81

Springvale Issy

30-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.83

Venus And Mars

8-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.84

Emerley Phantom

18-Nov-20

Gawler

531

2

30.85

Like A Librarian

3-Jan-21

Gawler

531

1

30.85

Victa Mikey

29-Nov-20

Gawler

531

1

30.86

Zipping Marshall

27-Dec-20

Gawler

531

1

30.87

Air Marshall

19-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.87

Departure Gate

7-Feb-21

Gawler

531

1

30.89

Threaten

10-Jan-21

Gawler

531

2

30.89

Sweet Rose

18-Nov-20

Gawler

531

1

30.91

Oakvale Style

3-Jan-21

Gawler

531

1

30.94

Hello I'M Jade

2-Dec-20

Gawler

531

1

30.95

Spofforth

25-Oct-20

Gawler

531

1

30.95