Angle Park Preview - Thursday 1st November Written by:
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by The Shadow

I hope you all followed last week as we had a very good night on the punt with several winners and trifectas, tonight should be no different as there appears to be a couple of good things throughout the evening. Don’t forget all races are Trifectas and First Fours.

Race 1 - it’s a handy one to kick off with as there are several chances, Sarina Monelli can give this a big shake if she can stay out of trouble early, she won from this draw 2 starts back in good time and is amongst the main chances, Aston Hodge and Agent Thirteen for the placings. Box Up

Race 2 - with only the 5 runners we will go with Alter Ego who has been placed at 5 of her 11 starts, she should be running on well; Spring Rodney will appreciate the small field as will Eedee Keepsake who is from a very handy litter. Box Up

Race 3 - there is a bit of early pace in this and the well-drawn Launching should go very close from his rails draw on his recent efforts, Jackie Dee is another who has early dash from the boxes and is a must for the First Four add Spring Kudu and Karaoke Party. Box Up

Race 4 - the Gregory Board sprinter Spring Sniper has been racing very well over the short with wins at Strathalbyn and Gawler he looks well placed in this, Just Ruby has been in form and can’t be overlooked. Box Up

Race 5 - the Kirin Corby kennel rarely has an ordinary dog in her kennels and she looks to have another handy one with Tauwitchere, she won on debut in 29.91 from box 7 and should only improve again tonight, Max Pick is another handy youngster who has won his past couple here and will be one to follow in the future. Box Up

Race 6 - this is one of the better bets of the night and that is Lenny The Jet down in box 1, he carved out a slick 29.77 run here last start from this draw and should do the same again tonight Max Cobra and Madam Onyx can run into the placings. Box Up

Race 7 - this is a wide-open affair, so we will make Data Queen our roughie of the night, she has a good turn of early pace and can handle a wide draw, Blessed Is Black has been ultra-consistent of late and is a must for our Trifecta. Box Up

Race 8 - Nations has his draw and as we all know when in front he can carve out very quick times and should take a power of beating, Rachel Zane can improve and should be at reasonable odds, so we will put her in the mix along with the pacey Larrikin Locky. Box Up

Race 9 - the Ben Rawlings trained Alicante Bouchet missed the kick last start at Gawler when unplaced, she won from this draw here 5 starts back and will prove hard to beat in this, Gemtree Dynamo and Nut Allergy can run cheeky races and are well in the mix. Box Up

Race 10 - this is the distance event of the night and it’s very hard to go past the inform Cairnlea Jet out in box 8, he carved out a very smart 43.17 here last week and looks the measuring stick once again, Jeebus Bird is knocking on the door and will be in the finish. Box Up

Race 11 - we have done it in the last 2 weeks and that is, we go home on a winner, and tonight I like Dyna Adria who was a very good 2nd behind Matriculate in 29.94 from box 5, she should be able to lead here tonight and score, Run Rosie is a veteran here of 88 starts and loves this draw she will be rattling home late. Box Up

Best Bets
Race 3 No. 1 Launching
Race 6 No. 1 Lenny The Jet

Best Each Way
Race 4 No. 1 Just Ruby

Best Roughie
Race 7 No. 7 Data Queen

Melbourne Cup tip for Tuesday

Good Luck!

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

Race’s 3 & 4 tonight at Angle Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include an Extra Double Jackpot of $2,465.

Race 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, it will include an Exacta Jackpot of $20,314.

Race’s 7 & 8 tonight at Albion Park will carry an extra bonus for punters, they will include a Double Trio Jackpot of $333.

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 October was released earlier in the month so make sure you grab yourself a copy.

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Next week’s Angle Park meeting features – 

$10,710 Final Leigh Rogers Grade 6 – 515m (Heats 1/11/18)
$4,820 Free For All (N/P) – 515m
$3,350 Grade 5 Masters – 515m (For greyhounds 3¾yo or over at time of nom – must have raced previous 6 months or qualy trialled in that time. 4yo and higher will have preference. N/P)
$2,310 Open Maiden – 515m
$2,565 Juvenile – 515m 
$5,240 Open – 600m
$5,240 Free For All – 731m
Nominations close Monday 5th November with GRSA at 9.00am. 


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

First 4 selections – 

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

Best Bet - Race 11, No. 2 Dyna Adria
Best Each Way - Race 5, No. 7 Max Pick
Best Roughie - Race 6, No. 6 Madam Onyx



Following on from the Classic 2018 Preludes, attention swings to the rich Brian Johnstone Series.

The Group 3 series is the main event of the Classic 2018 Futurity. 
The Heats for the Brian Johnstone will be run on Wednesday, 14th November at Angle Park, followed by the Semi- Finals on Thursday, 22nd November and the $37,500 Final on Thursday, 29th November. 
Nominations close with GRSA at 9.00am on Friday, 9th November.



The 2018 Gawler Gold Cup carnival wraps up on Sunday with the running of the Gold Cup Final, set to run as race 8 at 8.17pm. 

The final is worth $36,000 in prizemoney with the winner to receive $25,000.  An outstanding line up of greyhounds have made the final including Group 1 Adelaide Cup finalists Fabwik and Master Chaos, along with recent Strathalbyn Cup winner Shima Breeze.   Also on the night will be the final of the BGC Supplies Gawler Sprint Classic for open 400m greyhounds featuring Jack In Black, Stir Crazy, Steel and Victa Ashley and the final of the Gawler Dry Cleaners Stayer’s Cup for open 643m greyhounds which features Phil’s Green, Spring Spinner and Max Jake. Both finals are worth $7,855 and will be run as races 4 and 5 respectively. 



GRSA advises with the transition from Strathalbyn to Murray Bridge to support participants from that region it will be FREE trials at ALL Angle Park trial sessions on Tuesdays and Saturdays until Murray Bridge is racing.

It is still important that participants that are trialling advise staff to ensure they are oncourse for their allotted timeslot.

GRSA is also looking at other ways we can assist participants in that region during this time.



The racing dates for SA greyhounds for the remainder of the 2018/2019 season including Murray Bridge have been released.

Whilst all dates are subsequent to change it is anticipated that the first Murray Bridge meeting will be run on Wednesday, 19th December 2018 meaning that our local schedule will change.  All meetings at Murray Bridge initially will be on the One Turn track with the Straight track anticipated to have its first meeting on Wednesday, 13th February 2019.
GRSA will look to trial at Murray Bridge for about one month and conduct at least one Picnic meeting (Non-TAB) to ensure everything at the venue is working prior to our first meeting on the 19th December.

GRSA appreciates the feedback from participants regarding trialling under the new schedule and would welcome any more feedback before this is reviewed and a trial schedule is released. 
A full list of Racing Dates for the 2018/2019 season have been included in Kennel Capers and on the website along with an updated version of the Angle Park and Gawler feature dates which have changed based on the new schedule of racing.



Tonight we see 6 heats of the Leigh Rogers Grade 6 feature run over the 515m journey with the $10,710 final on next Thursday, 8th November. 

GRSA introduced this new race onto the feature race calendar last year in recognition of former long time Food and Beverage Manager, Leigh Rogers, who lost his battle with a rare form of cancer two years ago. Leigh is the husband of Rachael and father of three young girls and it will be great to see them oncourse in recognition of Leigh.



Tonight is also GAP night oncourse!

As part of the night there will be two GAP parades for the rehomed greyhounds, the first between races 1 and 2 with the second between races 5 and 6, this is always a great addition to the night.  There will also be a presentation to the winner of race 8 the Free For All, and a raffle being run by GAP to be won on the night.  So pleasure make sure you grab a ticket.



The Port Augusta Greyhound Racing Club will again have a Non-TAB meeting on Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6th November.

This is a great day for the Port Augusta Club with the meeting featuring the $1,000 On The Lure Transport Free For All over the 447m and the $1,000 On the Lure Mixed 4/5 over the 503m.


GOTBA will present their Annual Awards at Angle Park on Thursday, 15th November. To be presented will be the SA Coursing Greyhound of the Year and the Coursing Trainer of the Year.

Also featuring on the night will be a Free For All event for greyhounds which competed at Virginia during 2018. This race will be graded on circle form. The race is supported by GOTBA and carries prizemoney of $4,820.
Nominations close with GRSA at 9.00am on Monday, 12th November.


The 2019 Gawler Produce Stakes will be run by GRSA in conjunction with the Gawler Greyhound Racing Club.

Once again, we will offer guaranteed Final Stakemoney, which will be $22,000. The estimate for the total series prizemoney is $40,000, based on this year’s series. The series is for greyhounds whelped in 2017.

In 2019 we will again be offering additional incentives for trainers to nominate. A bonus will be offered to any greyhound which can win both the Produce Stake and the Gawler Gold Cup. The jackpot will increase from $6,000 to $7,000 as Panhandle Slim did not take part in the Gawler Gold Cup.
The SA Bred bonus will also be continued; should the winner of the Final be SA Bred, there will be a bonus of $1,000 to the owner and $500 to the breeder. The dates for this series will be Heats on Friday, 21st June 2019, Semi Finals on Friday, 28th June 2019 and the Final on Sunday, 7th July 2019 with a $2,700 consolation event. 

GRSA administers the event for the Club, so all payments are to be made to GRSA. The fees are, one-off payment option $121.00 or the sustaining option at $33 (first), $55 (second) and $88 (Final). 

Nomination Forms are available, along with the full list of conditions and the payment schedule.  Forms have been posted to those with eligible greyhounds.
* Nominations for the 2019 Gawler Produce will close on Friday, 16th November with GRSA.


With the 2 year term for some Members of the Grading Review Panel expiring, GRSA is now seeking applications from Industry persons who are interested in joining the Panel. The Grading Review Panel looks at all things grading in South Australia and how rules and policies can provide a fair and balanced system.

Members work in a group environment and are required to have a strategic and balanced view in regard to the best outcomes for everyone in the Industry. Some expiring Members have indicated that they would like to continue on the Panel which can be considered pending their nomination.

Listed below are the specific categories that are up for nominations:
• Young Professional Trainer
• Semi- Professional Trainer
• Club Representative

Should you fall under one of these categories and would like to join the Panel please apply in writing to myself at advising the attributes you could bring to the Panel. Applications close on Friday, 2nd November 2018 which will then be considered by the GRSA Board for appointment. The appointment will be for a two year term which could be extended if agreed upon, with the Panel meeting two to three times a year, however, there will be general correspondence during this time which will take place via email.
The next meeting scheduled for the Grading Review Panel is on Friday 16th November 2018 at 10am.


The next Industry Consultative Group meeting will be held on Friday, 30th November 2018.

GRSA has advertised in Kennel Capers for a “Person Interested in Greyhounds” to join the panel for our next meeting.


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. (i.e. Wed 388m, Mon 515, Mon 600m etc)
Tuesday Angle Park Qualifying dates are:
November 6th (for APM Monday meeting on 12th November – for APD Wednesday meeting on 14th November)
November 13th (for APM Monday meeting on 19th November – for APD Wednesday meeting on 21st November)
Nominations close with GRSA at 12.30pm on the Tuesday of the meeting.