Angle Park Preview - Thursday 13th September 2018 Written by:
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by The Shadow

We certainly have a big 12 event card on offer tonight with 3 Heats of the SA Derby and 3 terrific Heats of the Coffex Coffee SA Oaks, the Victorian visitors have come across in big numbers and will add a heap of spice to tonight’s racing. As usual all races are Trifecta and First Four events so it’s certainly worth having a crack at a few throughout the night.

Race 1 - Ben Rawlings has Alpha Aion racing well and he drops back to the sprint tonight after a very smart win over the 600m here last week, he should be right in the mix and we will put him on top. Tyla Grace is our value runner as she can run a cheeky race from her wide draw. Box Up

Race 2 - Aston Ranza made good ground here last week when 2nd in 30.42, she will be improved by the look at the track and will be hard to beat. Jackie Dee and Flummoxed are close to a win and can fill the placings. Box Up

Race 3 - This is the 1st of the Derby Heats and the Thompson kennel has crossed the border with Fab Reiko down in box 1, he has won 8 from 16 and won at Sandown in 29.49 3 runs back, he is drawn for a bold showing. Axel Footluce is in the powerful Jeff Britton kennel and he rarely leaves without getting a winner or 3 here in SA, he has a terrific strike rate of 6 wins from 10 starts and can’t be overlooked. Box Up

Race 4 - This is the 1st of the Oaks Heats and the main chances will come from Oakvale Magic, Queen Werina and My American Girl, all have a good turn of early pace and should acquit themselves well in this. It looks a good race to box a few up as they are all interstaters. Box Up

Race 5 - Grey Ghost was very impressive when winning on debut in a very slick BOD 29.69 last week, he charged home to score from box 5 and will be improved with that look at the Angle Park loam. Kennel mate Oakvale Warrior has a terrific strike rate with 4 wins from 5 here and loves a wide draw. Box Up

Race 6 - The Greenough kennel is no stranger to SA and they look to have a handy one with Often Imitated who trialled here in 29.85, she has won 3 from her 8 starts and looks well placed in this. Ash Star is a must for us as she has had 22 starts with 9 wins and 3 placings and is the most experienced in this event. Box Up

Race 7 - Hot Marlow can bounce back from his rails draw tonight, he was in good form prior to last start and should lead and win. Abuzz is in fine form and has been in the money at his last 5 runs; add Croydon Boys and Game Face for the First Four. Box Up

Race 8 - This is my roughie of the night and that is Stack The Aces, why you ask? He has a good turn of early pace, he is back in distance and has been racing well over the 600m, he is strong in the run home. Mepunga Gal charged home to win here last week in 29.90 and is boxed for a bold showing along with Windmill Haze. Box Up

Race 9 - Victorian chaser Blue Shadow trialled here in 29.70 and showed terrific box speed, he has won 5 from 8 and should prove very hard to beat. Victa Ashley has won 3 of his past 5 and should run a cheeky race once again. Box Up

Race 10 - The Rasmussen team rarely leave the track without a winner and they have a very good chance with Shima Breeze down in box 4, he ran a handy 2nd at The Meadows last start and won here prior in good time. Weblec Nic has only had the 3 starts and trialled here in 30.11, add Oakvale Striker who has very smart short course form for the minors. Box Up

Race 11 - This is the distance event of the night and we have a very interesting runner out in box 8 in Pirates Curse, he has done his recent racing in New Zealand and has been transferred to the powerful Rasmussen kennel, we must include him in our Trifecta on his SA debut. Springvale Choix and Springvale Cooke look big chances. Box Up

Race 12 - The inside 2 look the main chances in this in Dyna Quail and Isen Allen, both have reasonable form and should be well suited by their draws. Spring Spinner will be running on late and is worth putting in the First Four. Box Up

Best Bets
Race 5 NO 3 Grey Ghost
Race 7 NO 1 Hot Marlow

Best Each Way
Race 1 NO 2 Emerley Nolen

Best Roughie
Race 8 NO 6 Stack The Aces

Race 1 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include a Trifecta Jackpot of $2,000.

Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Quinella Jackpot of $6,793.

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


The monthly Kennel Capers for September was released today so make sure you grab yourself a copy.

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Next weeks Angle Park meeting features – 
$35,000 BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies SA Derby Final – 515m – Group 3 (For dogs whelped on or after 1st June 2016. Heats 13/9/18)
$35,000 Coffex Coffee Oaks Final – 515m – Group 3 (For bitches whelped on or after 1st June 2016. Heats 13/9/18)
(*$25,000 Bonus if a greyhound can win the SA Oaks Final or SA Derby Final – Adelaide Cup Final double) - (*$20,000 SA Trainer Bonus or $10,000 Interstate Trainer Bonus if any Trainer can win 2 of 3 Feature events 1. Oaks/Derby Finals (20/9) 2. Match Race Overall Winner (27/9) 3. Adelaide Cup Final (12/10). – Trainer can only win bonus once. Conditions apply)
$2,310 Open Maiden – 515m
$3,550 SA Owned Grade 5 – 515m
$? Graded – 600m
$5,240 Free For All – 731m
Nominations close Monday 17th September at 9.00am with GRSA 

The Man In The Tower gives his selections for tonight’s super night of racing at Angle Park.

First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bets: Race 2, No. 8 Aston Ranza 
Each-Way: Race 4, No. 2 Oakvale Magic
Roughie: Race 11, No. 1 Max Jake


The Boy from the Bush gives his selections for tonight’s terrific night of racing at Angle Park including the heats of the Group 3 SA Oaks and Group 3 SA Derby.

First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bets: Race 3, No. 1 Fab Reiko 
Each-Way: Race 6, No. 1 Reiko Rocketta
Roughie: Race 12, No. 4 Deflection


The SA Oaks series kicks of tonight and we are pleased to get three excellent heats for the Group 3 feature. The quality is terrific and it all goes well for an outstanding final on Thursday, 20 September. 
Heat 1 is (Race 4 – 7.43pm), Heat 2 (Race 6 – 8.28pm) and Heat 3 (Race 10 – 9.57pm). 

The first two from each heat along with the two fastest thirds will qualify for the $35,000 Group 3 Coffex Coffee SA Oaks Final on Thursday, 20th September. The box draw will be conducted oncourse after the running of Race 11.


If you thought the heats of the Coffex Coffee Oaks were going to be exciting and produce ultra-competitive racing then the heats of the BGC SA Derby look just as enthralling. 

The anticipation will be electric as some of the best young sprinters around Australia do battle in the prestigious SA Derby series. 
Heat 1 is (Race 3 – 7.22pm), Heat 2 (Race 5 – 8.09pm) and Heat 3 (Race 9 – 9.38pm). 

The first two from each heat along with the two fastest thirds will qualify for the $35,000 Group 3 BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies SA Derby Final on Thursday, 20th September. The box draw will be conducted oncourse after the running of Race 10.

GRSA would like to thank all local and Interstate trainers and connections for supporting the SA Oaks and SA Derby series this year and with your continued support these prestigious series’ will continue on for many more years to come. 


Greyhound Racing SA in support of our Spring Carnival announced significant bonuses attached to our major feature races over the next two months.

There are two fantastic bonuses – 
a. There will be a $25,000 double bonus if a greyhound can win the Group 3 SA Oaks Final (20/9) or Group 3 SA Derby Final (20/9) and the Group 1 Adelaide Cup Final (12/10).  Should there be a dead heat in any of these Finals the bonus will be split accordingly with a maximum of $25,000 being paid for the double bonus.
b. There will be a $20,000 South Australian trainer bonus and a $10,000 Interstate trainer bonus if a trainer can win two feature events over two of our three feature race nights – 
1. Oaks/Derby Finals (20/9)  or 2. Match Race Overall Winner (27/9)  or 3. Adelaide Cup Final (12/10). There will be a maximum of one bonus per Trainer. Should there be a dead heat in any of these events the bonus will be split accordingly with a maximum of $40,000 being paid for the trainer bonus.  To be eligible to win the trainer bonus the greyhound is to be registered in your kennel no later than one month prior to the Adelaide Cup Final (12/10).


GRSA has introduced an exciting new feature “State of Origin” Match Race series in a lead up to the Group 1 Adelaide Cup where 4 greyhounds from SA will take on 4 greyhounds from Victoria in one on one racing.

The State of Origin Match Race series between South Australia and Victoria will be held on Thursday, 27th September this year, the week before the Adelaide Cup heats. 
Eligibility as to who represents South Australia or Victoria would be based around the Nationals conditions. Greyhounds would need to be trained in either State 76 days out of the last 150 prior to the close of nominations.
GRSA will call for nominations which will close on Friday morning, 21st September at 9am for the State of Origin Match Race series. The best four greyhounds nominated from SA and Victoria will be selected by the GRSA grader. The Grader will use whatever information he has available to select those greyhounds. The Graders decision will be final. Those greyhounds not selected from Interstate will be given the opportunity to solo trial or race in another event on the night. Reserves will be declared with one from SA and one from Victoria depending on nominations to replace the States representative if scratched. For example the SA reserve will only replace an SA scratching.

The Grader will rate the four greyhounds from each State in order from 1 to 4 with 1 being the highest rated greyhound. The head to head matches will be decided by the two 1 rated greyhounds competing against each other and then it will be 2 v 2, 3 v 3 and 4 v 4. Prizemoney for each individual match will also reflect 1 to 4 with the 1 rated greyhounds receiving the most amount of money. However the overall winner will still be determined based around the times the greyhounds run so all greyhounds have that opportunity.

Winners of match races – 
1 v 1 – Winner $3,750
2 v 2 –  Winner $3,500
3 v 3 –  Winner $3,250
4 v 4 –  Winner $3,000

Overall State of Origin winner (based on overall times) $5,000, second $2,500, third $1,000

The State of Origin Match Races will be Race 4 on the program with the first match to be run at 7.22pm (SA time) with each Match 9 minutes apart.
Race 4  -    Match 1 – 7.22pm (Sky 1 & Sky 2)
• Match 2 – 7.31pm (Sky 2)
• Match 3 – 7.40pm (Sky & Sky 2)
• Match 4 – 7.49pm (Sky 2) 

Greyhound Racing SA has exciting new vision of inside the boxes to be used for the Match Race Series which will give viewers a “greyhound eyes” view as the boxes fly open. 
Nominations: State Of Origin Match Race Series closes Friday 21st September with GRSA at 9.00am. 


UBET Adelaide Cup Race Dates: 

Thursday 4th October : 
UBET Adelaide Cup Open Heats x up to 8 @ $10,710 each
($7,495, $2,140, $1,075)

Friday 12th October: 
UBET Adelaide Cup Final @ $107,500 
($75,000 to the winner, $20,000, $10,000, unplaced $500) 
UBET Adelaide Cup Consolation @ $10,710
($7,495, $2,140, $1,075)
Total Prizemoney & Trophies for Heats, Final & Consolation: $203,890

UBET Adelaide Cup Heats close Monday 1st 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 Coffex Coffee SA Oaks on Thursday 20th September. 
b) Winner of the BGC Industrial Cleaning Supplies SA Derby on Thursday 20th September. 
c) The 4 SA & 4 Vic greyhounds selected for Match Race series on September 27.


Auction Nominations for the pups section extended and close tomorrow.

The Adelaide Greyhound Racing Club in conjunction with Greyhound Racing SA will again conduct a Greyhound Auction this year in October, however, there will be some significant changes to the conditions.  The most notable will be NO race attached to the Auction Series for puppies, however, the Auction has been opened up to not only include pups but Ready for Racing greyhounds and Brood Bitches.

Below are the details regarding the series - 
Greyhound Auction Date – Sunday, 21st October
Categories for Auction– 
Pups – 4 months to 11 months (whelping date – born 1st October 2017 to 30th June 2018)

Ready for Racing – 
12 months to 19 months (if named and raced must trial in some way)
20 months or older (must solo trial over 274m, 388m or 515m. Handslip optional)
Trials to be conducted on Monday night or Wednesday Day at race meeting to be filmed the week prior to the Auction. Footage to be available on the GRSA website prior to Auction. Prefer all greyhounds to trial on the same night

Brood Bitch -  Must have a Pink Card or apply for a Pink Card at nomination time to be approved prior to the Auction date. 

Nomination Fees  - All greyhounds 12 months and older will be $50 nomination fee, Puppies 4 months to 11 months will be $50 for the first pup for each vendor from that litter and then $20 per pup for each other pup from that litter. If another vendor is nominating it will be $50 even if from a litter already nominated.
Commission - The commission will be 7.5% of sale price. The nomination fee will be deducted from the commission.  For example a ready to race dog sold for $2,000 will have a commission of $150, but only $100 will be deducted from sale proceeds as $50 already collected as part of nomination fee.
Swabbing – It will be the intention of the Integrity staff to swab all greyhounds that trial in public for the Auction. 
Catalogue – Whatever the vendor puts on their nomination form is what will be published in the catalogue. It is crucial that vendors give sufficient information to ensure the best chances of sale.
Nomination closing times – Friday, 14th September for all entries. 


Below are details of where greyhounds can qualify for the $7,375 SA Country Cup Final, to be run at Angle Park over 515 metres on Adelaide Cup Final night Friday 12th October 2018. Specific conditions apply.

Track               Dist.     Date of Meeting
Port Augusta  503m   Saturday 22.09.18
Mt Gambier    512m   Sunday 23.09.18
Strathalbyn     536m   Friday 28.09.18
Gawler            531m   Sunday 30.09.18

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


On Wednesday nights there has been a variance in starting times.
• Untimed grabs will now start at 5.30pm from 5th September
• All trials including grabs and pen trials start at 6:30pm 
• Field Trials followed by Single Trials from each distance starting at 536m to 416m to 319m 
• At conclusion of 319m Pen Trials late Grab Trials will commence starting from 319m to 416m to 536m 


The mat is now available in the foyer area of the Angle Park building. 

GRSA in conjunction with Accell Therapy will start demonstrating the use of the Mat at Angle Park trials on Tuesday nights. Julie from Accell Therapy will be oncourse and we will advise that dates and times. It is recommended that a greyhound derives benefit with a 15 to 20 minute session and is generally for recovery from racing or injury. It will still be available during normal office hours to be used (greyhounds racing on that day excluded). Please ask the Racing Admin staff if you wish to use the mat. 


All bookings for normal trials will be taken by the Club for Wednesday 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 - 
Wednesday 19th September
Wednesday 26th September
Wednesday 3rd October
Wednesday 10th October (Qualifying Trials)
Wednesday 17th October


Angle Park Qualifying Trials are 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 18th (for APM Monday meeting on 24th September – no APD Wednesday meeting on 26th September due to Time Grading meeting)
September 25th (for APM Monday meeting on 1st October – for APD Wednesday meeting on 3rd October)
October 2nd (for APM Monday meeting on 8th October – for APD Wednesday meeting on 10th October)
October 9th (for APM Monday meeting on 15th October – for APD Wednesday meeting on 17th October)
October 16th (for APM Monday meeting on 22nd October – no APD Friday meeting on 26th October due to Time Grading meeting)
October 23rd (for APM Monday meeting on 29th October – for APD Wednesday meeting on 31st October)
Nominations close with GRSA at 12.30pm on the Tuesday of the meeting.