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07/09/17

TELLING THE TAIL

by The Shadow

Tonight’s 11 event programme looks very open so we will concentrate very hard on the trifectas and first fours as there looks to be value throughout the night, the 600m is one we can have a crack at which is race 5 on the card as there are a heap of chances in that event. Remember the guaranteed trifecta pool of $10,000 for race 1 tonight.

Race 1 - The old fellow gets his chance to win again over the 515m here tonight and that is Gun McBain. He looked the winner here last week only to be run down in the final stages by Wheel Spinner, they ran the quinella last week and can nearly do it again tonight. Add Rip It Ralph for value. Box Up 1.2.5.8.

Race 2 - This is a wide-open affair but we will stick with the Ben Rawlings trained pair in Minacious and Superbious, both have been around the placings of late and look a chance to break their maiden. The newcomer in Jean Genie could surprise 1st up at big value. Box Up 3.4.6.8.

Race 3 - The Robyn Mackellar kennel has been in form of late and she has a handy one in Emerley Nolen out in box 7, he flew home late to run a very good 3rd here last start after finding early trouble and will give this a big shake.  Just Ruby can be hit and miss but is worth putting in the first four, Box Up 1.3.4.7.

Race 4 - Dyna Keitaro will find this a lot easier than his past couple but he needs to improve his box manners as he has been struggling to keep up early, he will be flying home late and can’t be left out. Disaaci is drawn for a bold showing and has the pace to be right in the finish. Box Up 1.3.5.7

Race 5 - This is the 600m of the night and I like one in this at each way odds in Sutton Steele out in box 7, he looks the likely leader and with luck might be able to pinch this. Bamba Lam Barney was very disappointing here last start but is a lot better than that run suggest and will be the big improver. Add  in Zero Knockin’ who loves this trip. Box Up 3.5.6.7.

Race 6 - I like the inside brigade here but think Sketchy Gun can salute as he has the pace to jump to the front. Rock Away is back in grade and will add the value for our first four. Heading My Way is better than her past couple and is a chance of causing an upset. Box Up 1.2.3.6.

Race 7 - On Fire returned to Angle Park and missed the kick but flew late to run 2nd behind the inform High Eden Frost in 29.73, he will bounce back and make it 30 career wins tonight. Marlow Brown has been setting the pace in his last 5 and is sure to run a very bold race again. Box Up 1.3.4.5.

Race 8 - The Jovanovic kennel can quinella this event with Cairnlea Kenny and Cairnlea Ollie, both have terrific early pace and should be put in the trifecta. We tipped Windmill Haze here last week and he flew home to get up in the last bound at good odds so he is a must again for the trifecta on that effort .Box Up 2.5.6.7.

Race 9 - Winning form is good form and Lupe Fiasco has won 3 of his last 5 all in good fashion and from box 1 will be the measuring stick for mine. Shores Girl has been the improver in recent runs and will run a cheeky race. Box Up 1.5.6.8.

Race 10 - Long Gully Pete loves a wide draw and should run a bold race once again from his draw of 7, he led through out to score here last week and we will make him our top pick in this. Dawning Hope will find this a lot easier than his last start and the inside draw will help his chances. Box Up 1.3.4.7.

Race 11 and we can go home on a winning note again with the well performed Reelin’ down in box 1, he won here 3 starts back in a handy 30.25 and should be very hard to beat. Libby Raider loves to fill a place as does Keno Bale. Box Up 1.2.4.7.

Best Bets 
Race 1, No: 2 - Gun McBain
Race 5, No: 7 - Sutton Steele

Best Each Way
Race 3, No: 3 - Coffee Boy

Best Roughie
Race 2, No: 8 - Jean Genie


ANGLE PARK TRIFECTA GUARANTEED POOL OF $10,000 ON RACE 1
Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Guaranteed Trifecta Pool of $10,000.

ANGLE PARK QUADRELLA GUARANTEED POOL OF $5,000
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Guaranteed Quadrella Pool of $5,000.

ANGLE PARK EXTRA DOUBLE JACKPOT 
Race 3 & 4 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Extra Double Jackpot of $2,542.

ANGLE PARK DOUBLE TRIO JACKPOT 
Race 7 & 8 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Double Trio Jackpot of $324.

ALBION PARK QUADRELLA GUARANTEED POOL OF $25,000

Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Guaranteed Quadrella Pool of $25,000.

ALBION PARK EXACTA JACKPOT 
Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Exacta Jackpot of $15,083.

ALBION PARK DOUBLE TRIO JACKPOT
 
Race 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Double Trio Jackpot of $185.

HOBART TRIFECTA JACKPOT ON ALL RACES
All Races tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Trifecta Jackpot of $1,000 on All races.

HOBART QUADRELLA JACKPOT 
Race’s 5,6,7 & 8 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Quadrella Jackpot of $2,500.

The Man from the Tower give us all the tips for tonight’s fantastic Angle Park meeting.

Angle Park First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet: Race 4, No: 1 - Disaaci
Each-Way: Race 10, No: 2 - Aston Fabio
Roughie: Race 2, No: 8 - Jean Genie


The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s fabulous night of racing at Angle Park featuring the King’s And Queens Feature Final.

Angle Park First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet: Race 10, No: 7 - Long Gully Pete
Each-Way: Race 6, No: 1 - Bella Trix
Roughie: Race 9, No: 4 - Mighty Barcia

 

ANGLE PARK NEXT THURSDAY

Next weeks Angle Park meeting features – 
$4,590 Heats Coffex Coffee SA Oaks – Group 3 – 515m (For bitches whelped on or after 1st June 2015. Maiden greyhounds are ineligible. $35,000 Final 21/9/17)
$4,590 Heats BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies SA Derby – Group 3 – 515m (For dogs whelped on or after 1st June 2015. Maiden greyhounds are ineligible. $35,000 Final 21/9/17)
$3,390 SA Bred Grade 5 – 515m
$4,990 Mixed – 731m
Nominations close Monday 11th September at 9.00am with GRSA 


KENNEL CAPERS ONCE A MONTH

The monthly Kennel Capers for September will be released next 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.


2017 SA OAKS POSTPONED ONE WEEK TO RUN NEXT WEEK

The Group 3 Coffex Coffee SA Oaks heats were to be run this Thursday night at Angle Park however with insufficient nominations to run two heats or more GRSA has postponed the series for one week.

The heats will now be conducted next Thursday night 14th September and will coincide with the Group 3 BGC SA Derby heats run on the same night. Both finals are worth $25,000 to the winner ($35,000 in total) to be run on Thursday 21st September. Eligibility for both the Oaks and Derby are for greyhounds whelped on or after 1st June 2015 with Maiden greyhounds ineligible. 

For Group races in South Australia it is a requirement that there are at least two heats conducted with full fields preferred. GRSA would encourage any trainer with an eligible greyhound interested in competing in both series to ensure they nominate by the prescribed time. GRSA however reserves the right to conduct, postpone or cancel these series depending on nominations received.

Nominations for both the Group 3 SA Oaks and Group 3 SA Derby close with GRSA at 9.00am on Monday 11th September 2017.

Both races are perfect lead in events to the $107,500 Group 1 UBET Adelaide Cup series commencing with heats on Thursday 5th October, with the final on Friday 13th October.



KINGS AND QUEENS FEATURE FINAL TONIGHT

GRSA introduced the Kings and Queens Feature series in support of those greyhounds affected by the change to the GCA Age Restricted Classics from 30 months back down to 27 months for this years Oaks and Derby.

Tonight’s $6,000 final has drawn together an outstanding line up after the heats were conducted last week. 

Heat winners were – 
Windmill Haze – 29.88
Cairnlea Ollie – 29.81
Hesa Marlow – 29.83



OAKS & DERBY TRIALS 

Tonight Queensland trainer Tom Tzouvelis has booked in Maurice Minor to trial at Angle Park in preparation for the SA Derby series. He is a winner of 8 races from 21 starts along with 7 placings and won a heat of the recent Group 3 Darwin Cup and on Saturday night won the Ipswich Derby. He will trial after Race 3 tonight.

On Saturday morning at Angle Park, Tom will also trial Comaneci in preparation for the postponed Oaks in a Box to Box. She is a winner of 8 races from 25 starts and is a sister of Maurice Minor.

Last Thursday night both Mepunga Blazer and Paradiso Lass for Jeff Britton who ran 1st and 2nd in the recent Group 1 Maturity Final at the Meadows trialled over the 515m. 

Impressive sprinter Mepunga Blazer who has won 9 races with 2 placings from 17 starts and over $140,000 in prizemoney, trialled in 29.48 (4.44,16.73) for the Derby while Paradiso Lass who has won 6 races with 6 placings from 21 starts trialled for the SA Oaks series in 3015 (4.58,17.51).

Last Monday night at Angle Park on a very wet night WA trainer Enzo Crudeli booked in 3 greyhounds to trial over 515m in preparation for the SA Derby series. Impressive last start Cannington winner Black Bombshell who has won 8 races from 14 starts trialled in 30.06 (4.57,16.95) while Budles Galore who also won last start at Cannington trialled in 30.16 (4.65,17.25). He has the record of 5 wins and 6 placings from 15 starts. Kennel mate Backpacker Jack who is a winner of 7 races from 18 starts and 4 minor placings trialled in30.52 (4.75, 17.44) and was the last of the three to trial in wet conditions.



GUN MCBAIN ANOTHER SHOT AT AUSTRALIAN RECORD

South Australia’s iron dog Gun McBain will again be looking to make history tonight at Angle Park.

He will be taking aim at the Australian record for the most TAB wins by any greyhound in Australia. The Raye Kelly trained star equaled Just Proper’s record of 65 wins when he won at headquarters two weeks ago. Just Proper raced from 2012 to 2015 in Darwin and built an exceptional record. If Gun McBain can win he will take his record to 66 wins from 161 starts including 52 placings and prizemoney will surpass $160,000. He is engaged in race 1 tonight (box 2) due to start at 6.37pm SA time and he will hopefully add another accolade to his outstanding career.

The Australasian TAB record his 74 wins held by Little Mother who raced in New Zealand from 2009 to 2012 so there may be another target in “Guns” sights with success tonight. 



GOTBA COURSING CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND

This Sunday's GOTBA Coursing meeting at Virginia has been cancelled with only 22 nominations received.



70 NOMINATIONS FOR GREYHOUND AUCTION 

After nominations were finalised last week we have received 70 nominations for the Auction to be conducted on Sunday 29th October. GRSA and AGRC will now go through the nominations and collate the catalogue which will hopefully be available by the end of September.

The conditions have changed from last year due to breeding numbers and processes. 
The main changes are – 
• Extension of dates for eligible pups – increased to 1st October 16 to 30th June 17 
• This will be a Reserve Auction with the vendor to pay commission on Reserve price if passed in to be eligible for the Race Series. 



2017 UBET ADELAIDE CUP RACE DATES & CONDITIONS

UBET Adelaide Cup Race Dates: 

Thursday 5th October : 
UBET Adelaide Cup Open Heats x up to 8 @ $9,290 each
($6,500, $1,860, $930)

Friday 13th October: 
UBET Adelaide Cup Final @ $107,500 
($75,000 to the winner, $20,000, $10,000, unplaced $500) 
UBET Adelaide Cup Consolation @ $9,290
($6,500, $1,860, $930)
Total Prizemoney & Trophies for Heats, Final & Consolation: $191,110

Nominations:
UBET Adelaide Cup Heats close Monday 2nd October with GRSA at 9.00am. (Whilst this is a Public Holiday Grading Staff will be working and releasing these fields on Monday) 
A special nomination form is available from GRSA or nominations can be made on-line, please specify Adelaide Cup. 

Automatic qualifiers for UBET Adelaide Cup Heats (if nominated):
a) Winner of the UBET National Sprint Final SA Series on Thursday 10th August (On Fire)
b) Winner of the UBET National Sprint Final at Albion Park on Friday 25th August (Jury)
c) Winner of the Coffex Coffee SA Oaks on Thursday 21st September. 
d) Winner of the BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies SA Derby on Thursday 21st September. 
e) Winner of the Group 1 Megastar at Dapto on Thursday 28th September. 



SA COUNTRY CUP FINAL TO BE RUN ON ADELAIDE CUP FINAL NIGHT

The details of where greyhounds can qualify for the $7,375 SA Country Cup Final have just been released. This year the final moves back to Angle Park over 515 metres to be run on Adelaide Cup Final night Friday 13th October 2017. The special conditions are as normal with dates listed below - 

Qualifying

Track  -  Distance  -   Date of Meeting
Strathalbyn  -  536m  -  Friday 15.09.17
Port Augusta  -  503m  -   Saturday 23.09.17
Gawler  -  531m  -  Sunday 01.10.17
Mt Gambier  -   512m  -  Sunday 01.10.17

Country Cup Final Prize-money
1st  -  $5,000
2nd  -  $1,250
3rd  -  $625
Unplaced  -  $100



2015 AUCTION SERIES – 515M SERIES

As part of the 2015 Greyhound Auction there is one more series to take place. This series will have heats on Monday 18th September with the $5,000 final on Monday 25th September over the 515m. This series is for those greyhounds sold through the 2015 Greyhound Auction.
Nominations close Wednesday 13th September at 9.00am with GRSA.



HEATS CLASSIC 2017 PRELUDE (1) 

The heats of Classic 2017 Prelude (1) will be run on Monday 25th September with the final on Monday 2nd October. This series is for greyhounds paid up for Classic 2017. 
Nominations close Wednesday 20th September with GRSA at 9.00am. 



GAP BIRTHDAY ON THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

The Greyhound Adoption Program will celebrate their Birthday at Angle Park on Thursday night 28th September. It will be a terrific night to recognize all the tremendous work that has been done over the years along with plenty of fun and GAP parades to boot.



BREEDERS SUPPORT UPDATES

In September last year in response to inquiries about the changes to the Breeders Support Program taking effect in April 2016 Greyhound Racing SA advised the changes below.

These changes are in support of breeder viability and continues increased spending on animal welfare and integrity initiatives.


Changes listed below:

Breeder Support Program
The following changes to the Breeder Support Program have been implemented:
1. Combined claim limit of $800 for all veterinary and transport expenses
2. Removal of the advanced application process for the breeders rebate now that both sires and breeding females must be registered
3. Removal of the cap on litters in anticipation of national (tiered) breeder licensing

SA Bred Maiden Payment - $1,000 if whelped in 2016
The SA bred maiden payment rewards participants that get a greyhound to the track to win a race. GRSA has committed to dramatically increase this payment from $175 to $1,000 ($500 breeder/$500 owner) on 1st July, 2017. This will result in all greyhounds that are whelped in 2016 being eligible for this support. 



TRIAL DATES FOR STRATHALBYN

All bookings for normal trials will be taken by the Club. As they do on Wednesday nights they will now also take the bookings for Friday nights.

You can book trials via text MSG / or call Yvonne King at the Club on 0407 334 349 between 9am and 11am on the day of the trials.  All qualifying trials will need to be booked through GRSA as per normal by 12.30pm on the day of the Qualy trials. GRSA thanks the support of Yvonne and the Strathalbyn GRC in regard to these changes. Please note there will be no qualifying trials in August due to the increased racing at the venue.

The following dates are for the next trial sessions at Strathalbyn - 
Wednesday 13th September
Friday 22nd September
Wednesday 27th September



ANGLE PARK QUALIFYING TRIALS – NOW WEEKLY

Angle Park Qualifying Trials will now be run weekly on Tuesday night, for the corresponding Monday APM meeting and the Wednesday APD meeting.  

Trainers must be specific on their nominations about which day they are trialling for and what distance. (ie Wed 388m, Mon 515, Mon 600m etc)

Tuesday Angle Park Qualifying dates are:
September 12th (for APM Monday meeting on 18th September – for APD Wednesday meeting on 20th September)
September 19th (for APM Monday meeting on 25th September – not for APD Wednesday meeting on 27th September due to Time Grading) 

Nominations close with GRSA at 12.30pm on the Tuesday of the meeting.



KURT DONSBERG – THURSDAY NIGHTS AND ALSO MONDAYS

GRSA secured the services of Kurt Donsberg for Thursday nights oncourse photography.

Kurt is no stranger to greyhound racing as he is the son in law of industry stalwart John Oehme so his face will be familiar to many industry people. Kurt will not only be doing Thursday nights he will also be available on Monday nights for the next few months. Those participants looking for a photo please see Kurt on the night or contact GRSA.