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BACK & LAYS – Cannington Greyhounds Group 1 Qualifiers  – Saturday March 16th – Perth Cup and Galaxy Heats

Race 2- Perth Cup Heat 2

#5 Dyna Patty 

The Group 1 Australian Cup winner is flying at the moment. I love the fact she had her first look at the circuit last Saturday and ran a sizzling 29.56. Earlier in her career, she didn’t cope with pressure on her outside but she railed beautifully here. I am not concerned by the squeeze draw as it should allow her to accelerate to the crown of the track and prove too good.

 BACK – 4 Dyna Patty units at $1.40

Race 3 – Perth Cup Heat 3

#2 Miss Splendamiro 

In what looks a tricky race, she goes into this race without a start at the track and failing and running second at $1.10 last Sunday at Sandown Park. She is well drawn close to the rails which will ensure she stays red figures, so at the price point I am happy to have a set against her. Garbrandt, Benali and Campini should all begin well and will be hunting for the fence so I am hoping this could cause her to find some trouble.

 LAY – Miss Splendamiro 2 units at $1.90

#1 Dyna Orenthal 

He has been racing really well over the 600 metres of late and from the gun alley the drop back in distance is not a worry. Seeing a couple of the other fancies including Campini have tricky draws I am confident he can click through the gears nicely and finish strongly for a placing.

 BACK – Dyna Orenthal the PLACE 2 units at $3.60

Race 4- Perth Cup Heat 4

 #4 West on Augie – BACK (3 units at > $1.50)

Initially I was surprised Dyna Patty went straight past him down the back straight last Saturday, but it was a very hot race and he held on ok. Even though this is a Cup heat, it is a weaker race than his last start. There also shouldn’t be much pressure on his outside as he likes to hunt down the middle of the track. I am happy to take the shorts here.

 BACK – West on Augie 3 units at $1.50

Race 6- Perth Cup Heat 6

#4 Nangar Jill 

She often explodes out of the boxes and does her best racing when out in front. I am not sure she can do that here against Perth Cup quality dogs. Even if she found herself several lengths in front I am confident she can get reeled in. If Hasten Slowly can begin off the mat on terms he could crash straight into her which would cruel her chances.

 LAY  Nangar Jill 2 units at $8.50

Race 7 – Galaxy Heat 1

#7 Tornado Tears 

He astonishingly broke the track record in a solo trial over 600 metres in what was his first look at the track in 34.47. He looks back to his best after finding trouble and having an awkward action in Group 1 Superstayers at The Meadows. I would prefer him from an inside draw but this is compensated by the smaller 6 dog field. He should hit the lead by the back straight and power away from these rivals at “20% interest”.

 BACK – Tornado Tears for 6 units at $1.20

#2 Equilibrium 

Keep in mind there is no third dividend here, I am still confident he can run second. Apart from Tornado Tears he is the strongest dog in the race. He is a very wide runner so I am hoping he can get to the outside safely by the winning post the first time around and roar into second placing at the finish.

 BACK – Equilibrium the PLACE for 2 units at $2.50

 Race 8- Galaxy Heat 2

#1 West on Hawkeye

Looking for some value here seeing Moment to Jive is very short and has a tricky draw but not willing to lay her. West on Hawkeye was bumped and lost plenty of momentum on the first turn here last Saturday and I believe he could have finished a lot closer. He may be able to settle closer here off the cherry draw and could run a really cheeky race at nice odds. 7 of his 17 career wins have come from Boxes 1 and 2.

 BACK – West on Hawkeye for 2 units at $5.50

Australian Cup Final | The Meadows | Saturday 2nd March

Distance: 525m

Track Record: Allen Deed 29.376 seconds (3/1/15)

Field and Stats

Dyna Patty: Best 29.67.

Ran this time in heat with a 1st split of 5.11. 4 wins and a placing from 6 starts this draw. 6 wins from 14 starts this trip. Group 1 Maturity Classic winner over this trip.

Returned to sizzling form in her heat win. Even though her record from box 1 is very good, I have always felt she is better drawn off the track as it allows her to accelerate more easily.

I was tempted to make her the lay bet as she is very short in the market, however My Redeemer and Dyna Oscar are likely not to be railing either. If she was to explode out she may be able to get the gun run on the first turn and lead all the way.

My Redeemer: Best 29.71 (22/12/18).

Won his heat in 29.71 with a 1st split of 5.12. Has only missed a placing twice in 8 starts this trip. 4 wins and 3 seconds from 8 starts this draw. 2018 Melbourne Cup winner.

Going for the elusive Melbourne Cup/ Australian Cup double. He is a proven star at Group 1 level. However, I did feel he found one of the weaker heats and has been using plenty of the track in recent runs.

With a stack of speed thundering down from the outside and Bago Bye Bye beginning well and hunting for the rails and possibly Dyna Patty railing under, I’m not sure he will be able to obtain clear running. He will start close to favourite here I am happy to take him on at the price point.

Dyna Oscar: Best 29.94.

Recorded this time in heat win. 1st split of 5.22. 3 wins from 6 starts from this draw. Most experienced chaser over this trip with 26 starts.

Was a surprise heat winner for mine. He would need to jump better than he ever has before and is probably the only greyhound in the race that I would say cannot win.

Bago Bye: Bye Best 29.54.

Ran this time in heat, quickest of heats with a 1st split of 5.10. Has won 14 of his past 16 starts. 3 wins from 7 starts this draw. Has been doing his recent racing in New Zealand.

Is a greyhound I have followed closely throughout his highly successful stint in New Zealand. I have always rated him as a ‘mad railer’ so I let him go around last week seeing he had Box 8. He then ran a staggering 29.54 at his first race start at the track and from an unfavorable draw. So he is better suited here closer to the rails and he will keep coming. He just needs that initial luck early and find the rail. He is my pick to win but without much confidence.

Deliver: Best 29.69 (22/12/18).

Won his heat in 29.70 with a 1st split of 5.07. Undefeated from this draw (2 starts). Has won his past four races including the Group 1 Rookie Rebel over 600 metres at this track.

Handled the drop back in distance with aplomb last week in his heat. He has a good record from middle draws and he would not surprise me at all if he were to win the race but the map at the first turn looks sticky on paper.

Black Opium: Best 29.91.

Ran this time in heat with a 1st split of 5.05 (second quickest). 1 start for 1 win from this draw. Has won 11 of 15 career starts. Least experienced chaser in field.

Has been a little hard to catch of late but the powerful Thompson kennel will have her cherry ripe for this. She used Box 1 to the max in her heat and could find it tough going out wide. Prior to last year’s Melbourne Cup she was exploding the lids no matter where she was drawn and if she could do that here she is right in the finish.

Miss Splendamiro: Best 29.73.

Recorded this time in heat win. 1st split of 5.02 (quickest). 5 wins and 2 placings from 10 starts this draw. Never missed a placing in 3 starts over this trip. Hasn’t missed a placing in her past 15 starts.

Ran an incredible first two sections here in her heat (5.02 17.53) and trainer Dave Geall was quoted after the race saying she was a run short in her preparation which bodes well for this race. If she had an inside draw I would be very confident but Box 8 in Group 1 races is a very tough ask. She will need to make no mistakes and looks a little unders in the betting.

Shima Breeze: Bet 29.89.

2nd in heat in a time of 29.78, 1st split of 5.05. Has won from every box except Box 7. Has led all the way in 3 of her past four starts.

Shima adds to the brigade of speed dogs who will be charging down from the outside, even if she were to explode out she would need some trouble behind to hold on and win against these rivals.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – WIN – Bago Bye Bye (4) >$6.00 (1 unit)

 LAY – WIN- My Redeemer (2) <$4.00 (1 unit)

Fanta Bale Super Stayers Final | The Meadows | Saturday 2nd March

Distance: 725m

Track Record: Space Star 41.933 seconds (28/2/15)

Field and Stats

Double Gee: Best 42.30 (29/12/18)

Runner up in heat in 42.48, 1st split of 5.14. Group 2 winner over 720 metres at Wentworth Park. First start from Box 1 in 31 career starts.

Took a while to find the rail and balance up from an unfriendly draw in his heat, but his run from the winning post the first time around was excellent. He has a much better draw here and I am confident he can run into the placings.

Poco Dorado: No best winning time.

Ran third in heat in time of 42.72, 1st split of 5.04. Only had two starts from this draw for a win and a second. Dual Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed.

Has been very disappointing in her two recent runs over this trip. She doesn’t seem to be bringing her sensational NSW form to Victoria. We probably have missed the boat to lay her when she failed at even money odds here last start and will be much bigger odds here.

Boom Down: No best winning time.

Ran third in heat in 42.52, 1st split of 5.20. Only one start from Box 3 for a third. Hasn’t missed a placing in his last 6 starts. Second least experienced chaser in field (25 starts).

Kept coming in his heat despite some traffic issues throughout and he hit the line really well. He has a better draw here and should be able to land on the paint more easily.

He is my smokey in this event and will be huge each way odds on the exchange and looks to be a place play for Betfair Insider followers.

Black Impala: No best winning time.

Runner up in heat in time of 42.58. 1st split of 4.83 (quickest). Has never won from this draw in 6 starts. 2 seconds from 3 starts over this trip.

Has been flying along early in his races running sizzling sectionals and seems to be getting stronger. He could set up an early lead again but this is a high quality field and I can see him getting swamped late.

Tornado Tears: Best 41.96.

Ran this time in heat with a 1st split of 4.95. Won 21 of 30 career starts and has won 8 races in a row. Multiple Group race winner. Last start here was half a length off 4 year old track record.

Is a champion chaser who will be extremely hard to beat. His last two wins here have been breathtaking but he doesn’t represent any value here. He is desperate for the fence so Box 5 is no help here. There is no way I would lay him but happy just to watch him go around.

Blue Moon Rising: Best 42.73.

Ran this time in heat win with 1st split of 5.00. Has yet to win from this draw in 9 starts. Has not missed a placing in his last 14 starts. Has placed in Group 1, 2 and 3 races.

Has really caught the eye as of late and was gutsy in winning his heat. He has had the benefit of two handy inside draws and has to contend with a wide draw in this event. I don’t think he can win.

Ebby Ripper: Best 42.48 (6/11/17 and last week).

Won her heat coming from a long way back in 42.48. 1st split of 5.13. 2 wins from 15 starts from this draw. Most experienced chaser in field lining up for her 103rd start.

Is the veteran chaser of the field who is still racing well. Strangely, her Victorian form in hot races seems to be better than her NSW form in weaker races. The draw is no help to her but could flash home late.

Peppertide: (likely to start from Box 6) No best winning time.

3rd in heat in 43.02 with a 1st split of 5.04. 6 wins from 13 career starts but yet to win here in 2 attempts. Least experienced and youngest chaser in field.

Comes into the field with the scratching of Hot Tip. He has been performing much better at Sandown Park than he has at The Meadows. Over this trip he seems to miss the kick and course wide. He won’t be able to make those mistakes in this event.

Taken King: 2nd emergency

No best winning time. 4th in heat in 42.57 with a 1st split of 4.94 (second quickest of heats). Been in the money in 26 of his 33 career starts.

Betting Strategy

 BACK – PLACE – Boom Down  (3) > $5.00 (2 units)

 BACK – PLACE – Double Gee (1) >$1.90 (2 units)

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