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Herald Sun Form Guide : May 14th 2009
52 Herald Sun, Thursday, May 14, 2009 + SANDOWN CUP THE CONTENDERS Group 1 Sandown Cup, 715m, tonight, 9.40pm 1. BAD GLENNY (Bombastic Shiraz – We Owe Heaps) Trainer: John Maple (Little River) Stats: 43 Starts. 12-10-5 Prizemoney: $32,300 The Watchdog Says: Many smart wins here over 515m and if he can fi nd the early lead again tonight, he may run a cheeky race. $31.00 2. LADY MOSCATO (History Lesson – Lady Kero) Trainer: Jason Thompson (Pearcedale) Stats: 42 Starts. 17-10-6 Prizemoney: $55,770 The Watchdog Says: If she can settle in the fi rst three as they go past the post the fi rst time, she should be prominent in the run to the fi nish line. 3. NEXT TOP MODEL $10.00 Celebrity tipsters forSandownPark heraldsun.com.au JONATHAN BROWN AFL star and third generation participant $20 BIG6 7,8/ 1,7/ 6/ 4,8/ 6,7,8/ 1,2,4,5,7 (16.66%) Running total: $384.10 MATTHEW RICHARDSON Richmond champion and greyhound enthusiast $20 BIG6 1,2,7/ 1,2,3,5,7,8/ 4,5,6/ 3,4/ 7,8/ 1,2,3,4 (2.31%) Running total: $419.65 Footballers: $873.75 versus 3AW Footy commentators: $732.65 $6.00 (Surf Lorian – By Request) Trainer: Jason Thompson (Pearcedale) Stats: 9 Starts. 3-3-2 Prizemoney: $11,195 The Watchdog Says: Likely to settle prominently and with a trouble-free run may become most inexperienced chaser to win this great event. 4. OCTANOL $17.00 (Pure Octane – My Girl Georgina) Trainer: Peter Giles (Moe) Stats: 28 Starts. 8-6-1 Prizemoney: $69,905 The Watchdog Says: Speared to front in heat and got a stitch near home turn. But if he fi nds the lead may run the trip out stronger this week. 5. VINTAGE OCTANE (Pure Octane – My Girl Georgina) Trainer: Darren McDonald (Cranbourne) Stats: 33 Starts. 18-7-2 Prizemoney: $132,740 The Watchdog Says: Likes to lead in staying races as he tends to tire towards the end, but tough here with speed drawn either side of him. 6. SIROCCO HERO (Collision – Scarlett Spy) Trainer: Wayne Vassallo (Pearcedale) Stats: 38 Starts. 10-10-7 Prizemoney: $47,730 The Watchdog Says: Sizzling form and ideally drawn out wide. If he can hold out Mantra Lad early, he may be the one to cause a boilover. 7. HEADLEY BALE (Bond – Tannice Bale) Trainer: Andrea Dailly (Anakie) Stats: 27 Starts. 8-6-8 Prizemoney: $36,915 The Watchdog Says: Unlike most of her rivals, has the ability to fi nish off races and if she can stay out of trouble, will be storming home. $8.00 JOSH FRASER Collingwood ruckman and greyhound owner $20 BIG6 1,7/ 1,3,8/ 4,6,8/ 2,4,6/ 5,7,8/ 1,4,8 (4.11%) Running total: $70.00 REX HUNT 3AW Footy commentator and greyhound broadcaster $20 BIG6 1,2,3,7/ 1,7,8/ 1,2,4,5,6,8/ 2,3,4,6,8/ 6/ 1 (5.55%) Running total: $262.20 TONY LEONARD 3AW Footy commentator and grehound owner $20 BIG6 1,7/ 3,7,8/ 2,5,6,8/ 2,3,4/ 7,8/ 1,4,8 (4.62%) Running total: $156.00 DENIS PAGAN 3AW Footy commentator and grehound enthusiast $20 BIG6 1,3,7/ 3,4,8/ 4,6,/ field/ 3,5,8/ 4 (4.62%) Running total: $314.45 The 3AW footy commentators are taking on the AFL stars to see who can raise the most money for TLC for Kids, which provides immediate distractions and urgent attention for sick children, young people and their families. Each week the tipsters place a $20 bet, compliments of Greyhound Racing Victoria, with all winnings going to the charity. Total raised for TLC for Kids since July 2006: $14,597.05 $12.00 turned good Nick Quinn $2.90 BAD Glenny was exactly that for many punters when he saluted at the bolter’s odds of $25.60 in his heat last Thursday. Bad Glenny was lucky to get a heat run after being the second reserve. But once he had a start in the race, he produced a total form reversal and jumped from the boxes like El Galo before cruising to victory. ‘‘Once he found the front I grew in confidence,’’ trainer John Maple said. ‘‘I was still a bit nervous, but 8. MANTRA LAD (Pure Octane – Al Fresco) Trainer: Graeme Jose (Catani) Stats: 36 Starts. 14-7-4 Prizemoney: $178,410 The Watchdog Says: One of few to break the 42-second barrier and if he can fi nd the lead, it’s hard to see his rivals running him down. $2.50 9. WHICH WABBIT (1ST EMG) (Bombastic Shiraz – Call Me Donna) Trainer: Robert Britton (Lara) Stats: 40 Starts. 11-8-6 Prizemoney: $47,160 The Watchdog Says: Does his best racing out in front and it’s hard to see him having enough early speed to lead this fi eld. + $51.00 10. NATALIE RASS (2ND EMG) (Malfoy – Al Fresco) Trainer: Graeme Jose (Catani) Stats: 18 Starts. 5-5-4 Prizemoney: $33,110 The Watchdog Says: Has a slick best of 42.27sec, but would need to draw well to have any chance of reproducing that time here. Pictures: PAUL MUNT PHOTOGRAPHY/www.grv.org.au $21.00 it was great to see him win like he did. ‘‘I always knew he’d be better when he got over more ground. ‘‘The bookmaker told me he was 50-1 in the ring. If I’d seen that I would have thrown something on, but I thought I’d used up all my luck just getting him into the race.’’ Bad Glenny has drawn perfectly in box one for tonight’s final and his trainer gives him a chance of causing an upset. ‘‘Obviously I was hoping he would (draw the red) andwhen he did I was delighted, so it has definitely helped his chances,’’ Maple said. ‘‘I think he is a $12-$15 shot, if they are betting over those odds then I think he is defi- nitely worth a small invest- ment.’’ Maple is acutely aware the opportunity the race has pro- vided Geelong owners Geoff Cooper and his son Jordan. Cool for dogs: Bad Glenny has given trainer John Maple a realistic shot tonight. ‘‘The prizemoney is sensa- tional and it pays down to third, so if he could run a place I would be absolutely ecstatic, and if he could get up and win I’d be over the moon,’’ Maple said. Bad Glenny had won just $26,000 in sprint races before winning his Cup heat. Maple has been involved in greyhound racing since 1970 and tasted Group 1 success in 1995 as a part-owner of Sydney Easter Egg winner Malawi Law, trained by Graeme Bate. He has been training full time for four years at Little River. Picture: BRUCE MAGILTON A Baddy
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