Angle Park Preview - 14th October 2021 Written by:
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By The Shadow

We have a strong 11 event programme here at headquarters tonight and lets hope we can continue on our winning way. As always all races are Trifecta and First Four events so we will look for a bit of value.

Race 1 - The night kicks off with a distance affair and Lashes Monelli has been in terrific form since arriving here in SA, she has won her last three here including the Premiers Cup here last week and looks far to strong again. Aston Kipchoge will be running on as will Zipping Nebraska who was a handy 3rd here 1st up. 3 from 1.5.7

Race 2 - High Octane was backed off the map on debut and finished 2nd here last week behind Born A Star, he obviously has shown something on the trial track so we will put him on top. Crying has been in the money in 3 of her 5 career starts and is amongst the better chances. Add Express Speed for value. Box Up

Race 3 - The Gavin Harris youngster Springvale Rex is well drawn here tonight, he can be hit and miss on lid rise but the draw helps his chances. Spring Illusion will be running on strongly and we can’t leave out Frankie Boy who was a smart winner here in 30.58 winning by 6L. Box Up

Race 4 - This is a wide-open affair but we will go with Golden Night who broke through for a much-deserved win here last Friday and could make it back-to-back. Kennel mate Impress Patch can pinch a place along with Queen Redeem. Box Up

Race 5 - This is over the 595m and we will go with Cawbourne Hope down in box 1, she has a good turn of early pace and looks a chance of leading. Rugged And Ready has been placed in three of his last four and is a must for the trifecta. Defy is strong and is amongst the better hopes. Box Up

Race 6 - There is a lot of pace here so we will go with Lana Roads who normally pings the lids and from box 1 hopefully holds the lead Victa Saige is another who has early pace and is very strong in the run home Tanner Max and Springvale Shine for the First Four. Box Up

Race 7 - The Rasmussen kennel can have a handy night and they have another big chance here with Victa Kurt, he has been placed here in 3 of 6 and only needs an ounce of luck early to be hard to beat. Highly Praised is well boxed and is capable of surprising as is Luxury Rocks who has handy Gawler form. Box Up

Race 8 - This looks a good First Four event to have a crack at, Basman has won his past two at Murray Bridge and Gawler over the short, he can nearly pinch this with luck. Victa Maggie is my pick she is very strong and is another who is in the Rasmussen team. Arby’s Roger won from this draw 3 starts back and can run into the places. Box Up

Race 9 - Woodside Zulu was an eye catching run here when 2nd behind Adele’s Entity in 30.34, he can be tardy away and likes to use plenty of the track, we will put him on top at each way odds. Power Burner has been racing well with 2 wins from his past 3 and is another who is strong. Weblec Whirl is a chance at value. Box Up

Race 10 - Occipital Eyes has very good Gawler form and if he can bring that to town he will be very hard to beat. Spring Burner has been placed at his past 3 and from the draw is a major player. Aston Gypsy is in the Matt Payne kennel who is having a very good run at the moment. Box Up

Race 11- Its always good to go home on a winner and we can do that with Sudden Force for the Lauren Harris kennel, he has been placed here in 3 of 5 and gets a chance to lead here. See You Smile is well drawn and will be running on as will Miss Takiri. Box Up


Best Bets

Race 5, No 1 - Cawbourne Hope
Race 7, No 2 - Victa Kurt


Best Each Way

Race 9, No, 4 - Woodside Zulu



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


The monthly Kennel Capers for September 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

Next weeks Angle Park Friday meeting features –

$5,150 SA Owned Grade 5 Final – 530m (Heats 14/10/21. Conditions apply)
$3,260 Grade 6 Bitches Only – 530m
$4,500 Classic 2021 Prelude (2) Final–530m (SA Bred Greyhounds whelp July19 to Dec19 & paid up Classic 2021. Heats 15/10)
$2,465 Open Maiden – 530m
$4,240 Mixed – 595m
$6,320 Open – 730m

Nominations close Monday 18th October with GRSA at 9.00am.


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

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

Best Bets:            Race 4, No. 5 Golden Night

Each-Way:          Race 8, No. 3 Basman

Roughie:              Race 9, No. 8 Foresaken





Please be advised that nominations for the Murray Bridge Straight Track meeting on Tuesday 19th October have been re - extended until 9am tomorrow (15th October).  At close of nominations GRSA had received around 60 nominations enough to run about 9 races. All grades and distances are required.



The Gawler Gold Cup carnival will be run over three meetings this year. The Gawler GRC has been in consultation with the Thoroughbreds and Harness Racing in the region and has made a mini carnival with all three codes running their main races for the year around the same time called the “Gawler Carnival of Cups”.

Our carnival will kick off on Monday night, 18th October with five $3,000 Heats for the Group 3 Gawler Gold Cup over the 531m along with four $1,855 Heats of the Gawler Sprint Classic for open 400m greyhounds. 

The Group 3 Gawler Cup Final will be run on Sunday night, 24th October worth $36,000 in prizemoney with the winner to receive around $25,000. This night will include the $8,000 Gawler Sprint Classic Final and there will be a $4,000 Consolation for the Gawler Gold Cup. To add to this feature night there will be the $2,565 Heats of the “Bothing” Gawler Stayers Cup for open 643m greyhounds.

The $8,500 Final of the Bothing Gawler Stayers Cup will be run on Sunday, 31st October along with the $4,000 Gawler Anniversary Cup over the 531m rounding out the outstanding three meetings of racing.

  • GRSA has elected to run a four dog 643m race on Monday night to assist those greyhounds progressing to the Bothing Stayers Cup heats the following Sunday.


Nominations for the Gawler Stayers Cup Heats close with GRSA at 9.00am on Wednesday, 20th October.

Nominations for the Gawler Anniversary Cup close with GRSA at 9.00am on Wednesday, 27th October.



Please note with the Gawler Cup Heats this year being conducted on Monday night, 18th October our normal schedule will change slightly. Angle Park will run on Friday, 15th October with a Day meeting at City B class while Sunday night, 17th October will be a Murray Bridge Prov 1 meeting around the One Turn. Please check the October All Tracks calendar for programmed events.



Invitations for the TAB Topgun Events have just been released by the The Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA) for trainers to nominate for the exclusive Group 1 TAB Topgun & Topgun Stayers events to be held at The Meadows on Saturday night 6 November.

South Australian trained greyhounds are well represented with invitations sent to staying stars Fantastic Radley for Ossie Chegia, Lashes Monelli and Run Like Jess for Tim Aloisi along with Sir Truculent for Wally Harkins. Our sprinters are represented by Stout Monelli for Tim Aloisi. Group 1 Adelaide Cup winner Do It has also received an invitation along with Match Race Challenge winner Aston Rupee along with many of the greyhounds that competed in our Adelaide Cup series.

Connections who have received invitations to nominate now have until 12 noon on Thursday 21 October 2021 to lodge a nomination with Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) should they wish to be considered for a position in the final fields.

The Group 1 TAB Topgun carries first place prizemoney of $150,000 for the Sprinters and $75,000 for the stayers, having been won by some outstanding greyhounds over the years. This year is sure to be no different.  The full list is provided below -



TRIALS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS (excluding Mt Gambier)

Below are the trial dates and times for the next few weeks particularly over the Gawler Cup Heat period.


Thursday 14th – Murray Bridge AM

Friday 15th – Gawler AM

Saturday 16th – No trials

Sunday 17th – Angle Park AM

Monday 18th – Gawker and Murray Bridge AM

Tuesday 19th – Angle Park PM

Wednesday 20th – Murray Bridge PM

Thursday 21st – Murray Bridge AM

Friday 22nd – Gawler AM



Due to 8 nominations received tomorrows Classic 2021 Prelude (2) feature will now be a final. This will be race 4 on the program due to start at 12.33pm.


The Leigh Rogers Grade 6 feature will be run over the 530m journey with $3,260 Heats on Thursday, 28th October and the $14,275 Final on Thursday, 4th November.

Nominations for the Heats close with GRSA at 9.00am on Monday, 25th October.

GRSA introduced this race onto the feature race calendar four years ago in recognition of former long-time Food and Beverage Manager, Leigh Rogers, who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer five years ago. Leigh is the husband of Rachel and father of three girls who are growing up so fast and it will be great to see them back on course in recognition of Leigh.



Following the 2021 Gawler Classic and the Classic 2021 Preludes, attention will swing to the rich Brian Johnstone Series. The Group 3 series is the main event of the Classic 2021 Futurity.

The $3,700 Heats for the Brian Johnstone will be run on Thursday, 11th November at Angle Park, followed by the $4,500 Semi- Finals on Thursday, 18th November and the $37,500 Final on Thursday, 25th November.

Nominations for the Heats close with GRSA at 9.00am on Monday, 8th November.