Angle Park Racing Preview - 5.10.17 Written by:
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by The Shadow

This is what we have all been waiting for “its Adelaide Cup time” 6 fantastic heats kick off in race 3 and with a big contingent from Interstate arriving, the racing tonight will be first class. We see last year’s winner Aqua Cheetah in heat 4 (race 6) try and defend his title and local champ Worm Burner return to his home track in heat 5 (race 7) so it appears a terrific night of racing so let’s hope we can back a heap of winners. 

Race 1 - The Petar Jovanovic kennel is in fine form of late and they have Molly Dobbs racing well, and she looks very hard to beat from box 5 in the opening event, she has a good turn of early pace so will give this a big shake. Winsome Summer will be charging home late and is a must for the trifecta, add Jimmy McBain for value from his rails draw. Box Up

Race 2 - Troy Murray has two runners engaged in this and they can nearly run the Quinella, both are drawn well in box 1 and 7 and they should take beating. Slippers Wish can run a cheeky race down on the fence and is a must for the First Four. Box Up

Race 3 - This is the first of the 6 UBET Adelaide Cup heats and the Seona Thompson kennel has arrived with a very strong team, they can start their night off with a winner with Aston Dee Bee which is owned here in SA by Ray Borda. He is a winner of 23 from 42 and is coming into this event with 3 wins from his last 5 starts and for mine is drawn to win from box 8. Raw Ability wasn’t disgraced at his 1st look at the track when 3rd here late last month so he will be the improver along with local sprinter Lachlan Brown who is racing well over the short. Box Up

Race 4 - The two main chances will be coming from out wide in Black Bombshell and Bewildering with the latter being in the money 19 of 28 and is another one in the Thompson kennel. Black Bombshell won the SA Derby here last start and has shown a liking to the Angle Park loam and will be right in the mix again. Box Up

Race 5 - Winning form is good form and you can’t get any better than Zara’s Entity in the Kelvyn Greenough kennel, she was a last start winner at The Meadows in a slick 29.64 from box 5 then trialed here in a sensational 29.29 so we will put her on top. Lightning Frank made good late ground here last week at his 1st look and should be the big improver.  Box Up

Race 6 - Last year’s winner Aqua Cheetah has been well travelled of late and is returning from 2 wins at Dapto, he has won 2 of 2 at this circuit and should come out running and will be trying to defend his last years win.  Hukanui will be doing his best work late and the faster they go early will suit him down to the ground. Add Striker Light who has been in the money 27 of her 35 career starts and is boxed for a bold showing. Box Up

Race 7 - Worm Burner returns to his home track where he won the National Sprint title in 2016, he should start the punters elect from a favourable draw of 2 and with moderate beginners either side he should be able to punch up on the fence and hold the early lead. Jacqui Blax has been running super quick times over the 600m and returns to the sprint tonight, he will be doing his best work over the last 100m and is a must for the trifecta. Sassy Ginger is a WA performer and might be a sneaky chance at odds. Box Up

Race 8 - This is the 6th and final heat of the 2017 Adelaide Cup and the 2 main chances look to be Cairnlea Kenny and Ando’s Mac, both are front runners and from their middle draws will need luck early but their class should prevail. Aston Kody is more than capable on his night and could be the roughie with luck. Box Up
Race 9 - This is a handy 600m event and it’s hard to go past last start winner Springvale Carla who has been racing well of late, she will be running on strongly over the last 100m. Zero Knockin’ and Bamba Lam Barney for the minors. Box Up

Race 10 - Glory Fire looks one of the better bets of the night, she has only had the 4 career starts but comes out running. Edison Bale and Sassy Kist can add the value to our trifecta. Box Up

Race 11 - Blaxland should start the punters elect in the final event on a terrific night of racing, the Ray Murray trained sprinter loves a wide draw and should stay out of early trouble. Shimatron is very strong but will need an ounce of luck in the run to the 1st turn. Box Up

Best Bets 
Race 3, No: 8 - Aston Dee Bee
Race 5 No 8 Zara’s Entity

Best Each way
Race 4, No: 7 - Black Bombshell

Best Roughie
Race 1, No: 1 - Jimmy McBain

Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Guaranteed Trifecta Pool of $10,000.

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.

Race’s 3,4,5,6,7 & 8 tonight (Adelaide Cup Heats) at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a First 4 Jackpot of $2,500 on each race.


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.

Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $15,967.

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

Race’s 3 & 4 tonight at Hobart will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Extra Double Jackpot of $2,977.

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

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


Angle Park First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet: Race 5, No. 8 Zara’s Entity
Each-Way: Race 1, No. 1 Jimmy McBain
Roughie: Race 10, No. 3 Sassy Kist

The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s exciting night of racing at Angle Park featuring the Heats of the Group 1 UBET Adelaide Cup.

Angle Park First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet: Race 5, No: 8 - Zara’s Entity
Each-Way: Race 7, No: 7 - Sassy Ginger
Roughie: Race 10, No: 5 - Minotaur


The monthly Kennel Capers for October 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 For up to the minute information provide GRSA with your mobile phone details for text message updates for all Industry news.


Next weeks Angle Park Friday night meeting features – 

$107,500 UBET Adelaide Cup Final – 515m (Group 1. Heats 5/10/17)
$9,290 UBET Adelaide Cup Consolation – 515m (Consolation from Adelaide Cup Heats – trainers must re nominate to be considered
$9,915 Premier’s Cup – 731m (Best greyhound nominated)
$7,375 SA Country Cup Final – 515m (For greyhounds which qualified in heats. Special conditions apply)
$4,990 Open – 600m
Nominations close Monday 9th October at 9.00am with GRSA 


Six super heats of the UBET Adelaide Cup have been drawn together for tonight’s meeting at Angle Park with some outstanding greyhounds from Interstate taking on the cream of the crop from SA. 

The UBET Adelaide Cup Final carries total prizemoney of $107,500, with the winner to receive $75,000. With six heats each winner and the two fastest second placegetters will progress through to the Group 1 Final on Friday night, 13th October. 

GRSA appreciates the continuing support of GRVIC for allowing our premier night to be conducted on a Friday each year in the interests of the National Racing calendar. By GRVIC swapping one of their meetings the Group 1 UBET Adelaide Cup will gain maximum coverage to the wider community with all races being shown on Sky Racing 1 and makes for a terrific start to the weekend.

UBET have full tote and fixed odds coverage available for the heats tonight with the Shadow previewing each race earlier in the preview.

UBET also have an all in fixed odds market available for next week’s Group 1 final with the top priced contenders listed below – 

Zara’s Entity - W $3.70  |  P $1.68
Bewildering - $4.00  |  $1.75
Aston Dee Bee - $4.50  |  $1.88
Ando’s Mac - $9.00  |  $3.00
Worm Burner - $9.00  |  $3.00
Aqua Cheetah - $10.00  |  $3.25
Striker Light - $11.00  |  $3.50
Raw Ability - $14.00  |  $4.30
Lightning Frank - $21.00  |  $6.00
Black Bombshell - $26.00  |  $7.25
High Eden Snow - $31.00  |  $8.50
Sassy Ginger - $31.00  |  $8.50

All other greyhounds 34.00 or above (UBET odds as of 12.00 noon 5/10/17)

The Box Draw for the Adelaide Cup Final will take place oncourse after the running of race 9 tonight at approximately 9.40pm (SA time).

For those greyhounds that miss out on qualifying for the Adelaide Cup Final there will be a $9,290 consolation on the program where trainers will need to renominate to be considered.  


Bookings are still open for the Chasers Buffet at the 2017 UBET Adelaide Cup but best you book now!!

$40 covers your seat in Chasers and their amazing all-you-can-eat buffet. Seating in Chasers provides you with the best positioning to see the festivities of the Adelaide Cup unfold. Book NOW to avoid disappointment as it's booking out fast. Phone 8243 7150. 

General entry is gold coin donation with all proceeds going to GAP and there will be tonnes of free rides and entertainment on the night. It promises to be a “SPOOKY” top night!


Again with this years Adelaide Cup being on a Friday night, Gawler will race on the Thursday night (12th October).

There will be Grade 5 heats over 400m and Grade 6 heats over 531m with both finals to be conducted on Sunday, 22nd October. There will also be a Novice 0-4 wins over the 643m. This meeting will be a Provincial 2 meeting.
Nominations close 9.00am on Monday 9th October with GRSA.

There will be trials at Gawler as normal on Thursday morning 12th October however there will be NO trials at Angle Park on Saturday 14th October due to clean up from the Adelaide Cup.


The qualifiers for the $7,375 SA Country Cup Final have been determined under the conditions.

This year the final moves back to Angle Park over 515 metres to be run on Adelaide Cup Final night Friday 13th October 2017.

Qualifiers are - 
Strathalbyn  -  Stick Figure (2nd) & Shimatron (3rd) – Memory Assassin (1st WITHDRAWN)
Port Augusta  -  Aussie Steel (1st ) & Croydon Boys (2nd)
Gawler  -  Winsome Summer (1st) & Mr. Arjay (2nd)
Mt Gambier  -   Colden Girl (1st) & Paraphernalia (2nd)

Reserves to be determined.


Trainers are reminded of their obligation to notify GRSA within 3 working days of a greyhound coming into or leaving their kennel (Rule 105(4)(i)). 

This is a requirement for all greyhounds regardless of where bred.  We have had a number of trainers recently put in training amendments late the night prior to nominations closing at 9am the following day, this practice can lead to your nomination not being accepted or being unable to nominate online should any issues arise the following morning.
Trainers are also leaving it to the night before nominations close to have greyhounds “checked off”.  This practice can also lead to your nomination not being accepted or being unable to nominate online should any issues arise.

It is therefore in the trainer’s best interest to have lodged with GRSA the training amendment and clearance of the greyhound a number of days prior to wishing to nominate the greyhound.  It is not GRSA’s responsibility to ensure that the paperwork is processed within ½ hour, which is the amount of time available to have it processed before nominations close at 9am.


Participants are reminded of their obligation to ensure that when lodging paperwork that it is fully completed and payment is made at the time of lodgement.  GRSA is here to assist should you be unsure of how to complete any paperwork however it is not our responsibility to arrange for its completion, nor is it our responsibility to ensure that it is lodged.  Therefore, please ensure when lodging any paperwork eg, Transfer of Ownerships, Litter Registrations etc that they are fully completed and paid for and lodged within a timely manner.


Forty-three of the country’s best greyhounds have been handed invitations for either the Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun or the Group 2 Sky Racing Stayers Topgun, with both races to be run at The Meadows on October 28.

South Australia is represented in the Stayers with the Ben Rawlings trained Bogie Bekim given an invitation. It is a reward for a terrific year so far for the high quality stayer. Hopefully he can make the final cut.

The final field will be announced on Sky Racing 2’s, The Catching Pen on Tuesday, October 17, at 6.30pm. The Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun will be worth $150,000 to the winner (the richest invitation-only race in the world), while the Group 2 Sky Racing Stayers Topgun holds a $75,000 winner’s purse. The box draw for both races, once the finalists for both races are announced, will take place on track at The Meadows on October 21.


Recently GRSA has had a couple of queries in regard to the reintroduction of 277m racing at Mt Gambier after they installed their 732m distance boxes.

When Mt Gambier transitioned from Non TAB to TAB Sky Racing the 400m boxes were installed and the 277m racing ceased. There is no intention from GRSA to move back to 277m racing. With the full support of the Mt Gambier GRC in regard to Time Grading, greyhounds of all abilities can race on Fridays over 400m, 512m, 600m so we feel at this time there is no need to separate the pool of greyhounds any further. Time Grading does allow greyhounds the opportunity to get into a race they can be competitive in even, if they can’t run a quick 400m. 

Having said that, like the potential to run 388m races on a Monday night, where we are today is quite different than two years ago and will likely be different in a further two years, therefore nothing would be ruled out as an option by GRSA.


GRSA will be trialling a change in food offerings at Chasers with a reduced buffet to be available on Monday nights as well as a breakfast/brunch buffet on Wednesday.

This will begin next week starting Monday 9th October. The snack menu will also be available. The ala carte menu will still be available with existing participant discounts in McQueens.


Many items were discussed at the most recent Grading Review Panel meeting on Friday 1st September with the minutes available on the GRSA website.

The main outcomes were – 

• Grading Review Panel positions to be classified allowing for diversity when further applications are sought
• Time Rating for each greyhound to be made available on the GRSA /OzChase website
• Participants surveyed via Facebook regarding Pathway Racing format
• Masters Eligibility to change from 3½ years to 3¾ years
• More Open races in preference to FFA races and reduction in Non Penalty events
• No Owner guarding except for Heats 


The catalogue for our greyhound Auction on Sunday 29th October will be released shortly.

There is a requirement for anyone wishing to bid on a greyhound that they are registered before the Auction on Sunday 29th October. 

The conditions that have changed from last year due to breeding numbers and processes 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. 


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.


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.

The following dates are for the next trial sessions at Strathalbyn - 
Friday 6th October
Wednesday 11th October (Qualy Trials)
Friday 20th October
Wednesday 25th October


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:

October 10th (for APM Monday meeting on 16th October – for APD Wednesday meeting on 18th October)
October 17th (for APM Monday meeting on 23rd October – not for APD Wednesday meeting on 25th October due to Time Grading) 

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


GRSA secured the services of Kurt Donsberg for Thursday nights oncourse photography (also Adelaide Cup Friday night). 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.