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13/01/22

TELLING THE TAIL
By The Shadow

Well the weather has been hot this week and so is the racing here tonight at Angle Park with a very strong 12 event program, we have the 2022 Sprint Final (race 8) and 5 heats of the John Gray ( races 1 through to 5 ). As always all races are Trifecta and First Four events so lets keep on backing winners as we have over the last 6 weeks.

Race 1 - Brief proved too strong from this draw here last week and kicked our night off on the front foot, she has the pace to lead and win again as she loves this draw. Threaten has been in terrific form winning his past two the wide draw is the concern. Aston Marlon is a chance if he brings his Mount Gambier form with him. Box Up 1.4.6.8

Race 2 - Springvale Maddi can bounce back in this, she looked to have every chance here last week when 2nd but hopefully she can go straight to the front here and score. Run Like Jess is very strong and was a last start winner at The Meadows. Midnight Blast is an each way chance from the good draw. Box Up 2.4.5.6

Race 3 - We will go with the newcomer here in Mr. Ticket who is now in the Rawlings kennel, he has 11 wins next to his name from 43 starts and has been placed at Wenty late last year and is drawn well here. Enthusiastic has won two from 3 since transferring here to SA and is a chance as is Twin Pick who is capable of showing up. Box Up 1.3.6.7

Race 4 - The Trengove kennel have a handy team in work and they can go close with Kingsville Flyer in this, he has struck form with 3 wins all over the 530m. Barbados Express can handle the wide draw and is dropping back here in distance. Weblec Blade can add some value to the First Four. Box Up 2.4.7.8

Race 5 - Sunset Toxic was very impressive when winning at Gawler last run in quick time and looks very hard to beat in this, so we will put him on top. Alfieri can never be overlooked when he draws the rails and is the improver. He’s All Purpose has a good strike rate here and is a chance. Box Up 1.4.7.8

Race 6 - Memphis Keeping has a perfect record here since transferring to SA, he has been carving out quick times and is the one to catch again in this. Aston Gypsy landed some handy bets here last week when leading throughout and is drawn to be in the mix again. Fantastic Victor will be charging home. Box Up 1.2.3.4

Race 7 - This is over the 595m and it’s a wide open affair for mine, I have gone with Sold No Houses as he has been placed here on 4 occasions  and he looks a chance of leading. Departure Gate has been racing well at the Mount and has placed here in the past. Box Up 4.5.7.8

Race 8 - This is the Final of the 2022 SA Sprint with $15,000 going to the winner, Tony Rasmussen has done a fantastic job getting 4 runners through to the final and his main chances look to be Victa Grosso and Victa Haydn both won here last week coming from midfield and are right in this. Stout Monelli is my top pick, he found trouble here last week from a wide draw but has the rails here and has been very impressive prior running good times. Box Up 1.2.4.5

Race 9 - Tough race this one, I have stuck with last start winner here Lot Of Poise who has shown ability at both his runs here in SA. Archman is in the Jovanovic kennel and was a winner up the straight at the Bridge, he is sure to be well tried. Our Vinnie can run into the placings. Box Up 4.5.7.8

Race 10 - Another wide open affair here and the main chances look to be Little Purpose who has good early speed. Psychotic Babe who continues to get our hopes up in the runs and Researched who has handy Gawler form box them up and we should go close. Box Up 1.2.4.7

Race 11 - This is over the 730m and Frankie Boy is the pin up boy over this trip of late winning 6 of his 8 starts, he should take beating again. Victa Jess has been racing well over the 595m and is a chance of leading for a long way. Trifecta in order for $1 7.1.3.5

Race 12 - Stranger Tides can send us home on a winning note, he has the rails draw and can nearly lead here tonight. He’s On Fire can figure he has been racing well at the Bridge and Gawler and has early pace. Sentinel McLaren is strong. Box Up 1.2.5.7

Best Bets

Race 2, No: 4 - Springvale Maddi
Race 5, No: 4 - Sunset Toxic
Race 7, No: 4 - Sold No Houses ( All The 4s! )

Best Each Way

Race 3, No: 3 - Twin Pick

Best Roughie

Race 4, No: 2 - Weblec Blade

Good Luck.

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KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for January was released today 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 tonight.

First 4 selections –

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

Best Bets:            Race 1, No. 1 - Brief

Each-Way:          Race 8, No. 2 - Victa Grosso

Roughie:              Race 4, No. 5 - George The First

 

ANGLE PARK THURSDAY (City A)

Next weeks Angle Park Thursdays meeting features –

$14,275 Final John Gray – Grade 5 – 530m (Heats 13/1/22)

$3,915 Heats Mixed Masters - 530m (For greyhounds 3¾yo or over at time of nom-must raced prev 6 months or qualy trialled in that time. 4yo & higher pref N/P. $5,150 Final 27/1/22)

$2,465 Maiden – 530m

$4,240 Mix 4/5 Bitches – 595m

$3,460 SA Bred Grade 6 – 530m

$6,320 Open – 730m

Nominations close Monday 17th January with GRSA at 9.00am.

 

LOCAL NEWS 

2022 SA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL TONIGHT

We had two heats of the listed SA Sprint Championship last week with Victa Grosso (30.69) for Tony Rasmussen and kennel mate Victa Haydn (30.44) both successful. The final tonight shapes as a wonderful start to the New Year with an outstanding race on the cards.

Tonights $22,000 Listed SA Sprint Championship will be Race 8 tonight due to be run at 9.07pm (SA Time).

Box Draw for 2022 Listed SA Sprint Championship Final over 530m ($15,000 to the winner) -

  1. Stout Monelli                                                              Tim Aloisi
  1. Victa Grosso                                                              Tony Rasmussen
  1. Mallee Magic                                                              Tony Rasmussen
  1. Victa Haydn                                                                Tony Rasmussen
  1. Harbor Blues                                                              SCR
  1. Fly For Trix                                                                  Jane McNicholl
  1. Victa Mikey                                                                Tony Rasmussen
  1. Meet Joe Black                                                          Bec Romyn
  1. Zinfandel Nikki (Box 5)                                           Gavin Harris
  1. Hot Spartan (2nd Res)                                              SCR

 

JOHN GRAY HEATS TONIGHT

Another feature tonight at Angle Park is heats of the Time Honoured John Gray Grade 5 series with 5 fantastic heats drawn together.

The likes of Brief, Threaten, Springvale Maddi, Run Like Jess, Mr. Ticket, Enthusiastic, Kingsville Flyer, Sir Truculent, Sunset Toxic and He’s All Purpose will all be looking to qualify for the $14,275 Final next Thursday night at Angle Park.

The Box Draw for the John Gray will take place oncourse tonight after the running of Race 6.

 

FINALISTS FOR THE 2021 TAB SA GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR

The Greyhound of the Year Selection Panel met and determined the Finalists for the 2021 TAB SA Greyhound of the Year.

The greyhounds need to be SA trained at the time for performance’s to be considered along with other eligibility criteria. The panel members will now cast their individual votes on the title, with the winner announced at the Awards Dinner at Angle Park on Saturday 5th February. The Greyhound of the Year Panel members are also voting on other awards including the SA Bred GOTY, SA Distance GOTY , SA Sprinting GOTY, SA Short Course GOTY and SA Bred & SA Owned Interstate trained greyhound to be announced at the Awards Dinner.

The GOTY Finalists are:

DON’T TELL LIES

2021 Starts 21-1sts 8, 2nds 1, 3rds 1

(Fernando Bale x Quest For Glory)
Owner – Don’t Tell The Girls Syndicate – Manager Cameron Betts
Trainer – Lauren Harris
2021 Prizemoney $50,510Won final Group 3 SA Oaks (4th in heat)

Won heat & final Leigh Rogers Feature
Won heat Group 2 Bogie Leigh Futurity (7th in final)
Seventh heat of Group 1 Adelaide Cup
Won 2 races in a row

Best Times:     30.32 (530m Angle Park), 25.70 (455m Murray Bridge), 29.89 (530m Murray Bridge), 29.73 (520m Albion Park)

JACK’S WELL

2021 Starts 36-1sts 17, 2nds 5, 3rds 4
(Aston Dee Bee x Molly Be Nimble)
(SA Bred) Owner – Cameron & Yvonne Butcher\
Trainer – Cameron Butcher
2021 Prizemoney $78,165

Greyhound of the Month – February & May
Won heat Group 1 Adelaide Cup (3rd in final)
Won heat & final SA St Leger
Won heat & final Breeders Prelude (1)
Won heat Breeders Prelude (2) (6th in final)
Won final SA Anniversary Cup (2nd in heat)
Won heat Gawler Produce (5th semi final)
Second heat of Group 3 Gawler Cup (7th in final)
Second heat listed SA Sprint Championship final (5th in final)
Third final Group 3 Howard Ashton (1st in heat & 1st in semi final)
Third heat Shane McQueen (4th in final)
Fourth heat of Listed Murray Bridge Cup
Fifth SA Match Race Series
Won 6 races in a row

Best Times:     29.42 (515m Angle Park), 30.42 (530m Angle Park), 34.43 (595m Angle Park), 34.93 (600m Angle Park), 25.52 (455m Murray Bridge), 29.66 (530m Murray Bridge), 30.65 (531m Gawler)

 

RUSHES

2021 Starts 36-1sts 12, 2nds 5, 3rds 4
(Collision x Midnight Moments)
Owner – Gold Rush Syndicate - Manager Jane Mallard
Trainer – Lisa Rasmussen
2021 Prizemoney $53,885

Greyhound of the Month – June & August
Won heat & final State National Sprint Championship
Won heat & final Shane McQueen Feature
Won heat listed SA Sprint Championship final (6th in final)
Won heat listed Murray Bridge Cup (6th in final)
Second heat SA Anniversary Cup (5th in final)
Third heat of Group 1 Adelaide Cup (2nd in consolation)
Seventh SA Match Race Series
Eighth Gawler 50th Anniversary Cup
Won 3 races in a row

Best Times:     29.95 (515m Angle Park), 30.47 (530m Angle Park), 30.79 (531m Gawler), 25.20 (455m Murray Bridge), 29.78 (530m Murray Bridge)

 

VICTA GROSSO

2021 Starts 38-1sts 14, 2nds 12, 3rds 6
(Fernando Bale x Victa Victoria)
(SA Bred) Owner – My Four Girls Syndicate – Manger Kerry Braun
Trainer – Tony Rasmussen
2021 Prizemoney $76,145

Greyhound of the Month – October
Won heat & final of Group 3 Gawler Cup
Second final Group 3 Howard Ashton (2nd in heat & 2nd in semi final)
Second final Ashes Festival of Fire (3rd in heat)
Second Kate’s A Scandal Xmas Sprint
Second heat Breeders Prelude (2) (5th in final)
Third final Gawler Produce (2nd in heat & won semi final)
Third heat SA St Leger (3rd in final)
Fifth heat of Group 1 Adelaide Cup
Won 4 races in a row

Best Times:     30.05 (515m Angle Park), 30.29 (530m Angle Park), 25.40 (455m Murray Bridge), 30.19 (530m Murray Bridge), 30.66 (531m Gawler)

 

VICTA HAYDN

2021 Starts 37-1sts 15, 2nds 8, 3rds 5
(Fernando Bale x Victa Victoria)
(SA Bred) Owner – My Four Girls Syndicate – Manger Kerry Braun
Trainer – Tony Rasmussen
2021 Prizemoney $83,315

Greyhound of the Month –
Won final Group 3 Howard Ashton (2nd in heat & 4th in semi final)
Won final Gawler Produce (4th in heat & 2nd semi final)
Won heat of Group 3 Gawler Cup (3rd in final)
Second final Kings And Queens (2nd in heat)
Second final Bonfire Festival of Fire (3rd in heat)
Third heat Breeders Prelude (2) (4th in final)
Fourth heat of Group 1 Adelaide Cup
Won 3 races in a row

Best Times:     29.94 (515m Angle Park), 30.49 (530m Angle Park), 34.07 (595m Angle Park), 29.64 (530m Murray Bridge), 30.64 (531m Gawler), 37.67 (643m Gawler)

 

GREYHOUND OF THE YEAR ON SATURDAY 5TH FEBRUARY AT ANGLE PARK AGAIN THIS YEAR

The date has been set for the Greyhound of the Year function at Angle Park again this year on Saturday night, 5th February 2022.

The GOTY awards night is always a great night and this is anticipated to be extremely exciting with another wide open count for the top awards. It’s a night not to be missed.

Please note that the Saturday Morning race meeting will be conducted at Gawler on this day to allow the set up at Angle Park.

 

FEATURE GOLDEN MAIDEN HEATS THIS SUNDAY

With 16 greyhounds nominated for the Feature Golden Maiden Series at Gawler this Sunday there will be two heats.

They will be races 4 and 5 and be run over the 531m journey.

The first four from each heat will qualify for next Sundays final, 23rd January, worth $5,000 Final

 

2022 GAWLER PRODUCE SECOND PAYMENT DUE 28TH  JANUARY

After nominations were finalised for the 2022 Gawler Produce GRSA has guaranteed final stakemoney of $22,000 with an estimate for the total series prizemoney around $40,000. The series is for greyhounds whelped in 2020.

The racing dates for this series will be Heats on Friday, 10th June 2022, Semi Finals on Sunday, 19th June 2022 and the Final on Sunday, 26th June 2022.

GRSA administers the event for the Gawler Club, so all payments are to be made to GRSA. If you have already made the one off payment then there is nothing more to do, however, if you only made the first payment the second lot of payments are due on Friday, 28th January 2022 with the third and final payment due on Friday, 1st April 2022.

The paperwork will be posted early next week so keep a look out for them in your letterbox.

 

LOW GRADE FEATURES IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY

The next Low Grade series we will run is a Mixed Masters series at Angle Park over 530m with $3,915 Heats on Thursday, 20th January with the $5,150 Final on Thursday, 27th January.

• Nominations for the Heats close Monday, 17th January at 9.00am.

 

SA BRED DOUG PAYNE FEATURE ON JANUARY 27TH  

GRSA advise that the $14,275 Doug Payne SA Bred Feature Free For All (Non Penalty) will be run on the 27th January.

• Nominations close on Monday, 24th January 2022 at 9.00am with GRSA.

 

NOTICE TO INDUSTRY – GRSA ADMIN AND GAP

Over the last few weeks the reception function for GRSA and GAP has been undertaken remotely.

This will continue and we encourage people to limit their contact with GRSA or GAP to phone or email in the short term as we continue to monitor the unfolding situation. During this period, please contact GAP on 0437 527 633 and GRSA Admin on 8243 7100 between the normal office hours of 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. This week we have attempted to provide race books for patrons, industry and staff and we hope this can continue.

 

KURT DONSBERG HERE TONIGHT

Our Oncourse Photographer, Kurt Donsberg, has been taking some leave however he has been able to adjust his leave and attend tonight’s Angle Park meeting for the listed SA Sprint Final which we appreciate greatly. He will return normally on Sunday night at Gawler for the heats of the Gawler Golden Maiden series.

Those wishing to take a photo when Kurt is not in attendance after the event please liaise with the stewards on the day/night.