2019 Industry Information Survey

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20190824 – Cannington Saturday – National Championships

20190823 – Mandurah Friday

“Sheed’s Goal breaks maiden status for the On The Far Syndicate”
Sheed’s Goal entered tonight’s Essential Refrigeration Services Maiden having being placed in 10 of his 23 career starts. Recent minor placings behind quality youngsters like Mocha Bean, Any Tips Jim, Porsche Monelli and Sunset Harlow suggested he would surely break through soon and he was well supported into a $2.30 favourite. From box two he left cleanly and matched strides with the speedy Bolo for the first 300m. Turning for home Sheed’s Goal shook off Bolo but litter siblings Sketchy Kirks and Sketchy Solo were both making ground from midfield. Sheed’s Goal held on to score by just over a length in 23.12, defeating the strong finishing Sketchy Kirks who beat Bolo for second by half a length. Sketchy Solo finished close up in fourth position and both ‘Sketchy’ greyhounds will appreciate the potential rise to 490m. The Dennis Kerr managed On The Far Syndicate race their greyhounds with Nambeelup trainer Michael Johnston and with his reliable box manners and early zip Sheed’s Goal looks set for a very bright future.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 4 Number 3 COOL TALENT : Displayed plenty of zip and will be winning over 405m very soon.
Race 5 Number 6 IT’S THE HORSE : Didn’t have much luck and after an early squeeze did well to run on strongly at the finish for fifth.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)

Can Silver Stun Her Nationals Rivals

By James Broadhurst

All the attention centred on fancied pair Black Opium and Premium Share ahead of Saturday night’s Crocmedia National Sprint final (520m) has allowed Queensland’s entrant, Silver Stunner, to fly under the radar leading into the race.

While Silver Stunner’s trainer Travis Elson is more than happy to have the spotlight on his competitors, he believes that his greyhound is capable of having an impact in the race.

“We’re excited to be here and we think we’ve up for this but we’re happy to have a low-key build-up,” Elson said.

“With the way she races she’s never going to be a $1.50 chance.”

Silver Stunner has a thrilling but dicey racing style which generally sees her lagging in the early stages and relies heavily on her booming late race speed to make up ground.

A prime example was her performance in the QLD Sprint final, where she came from the clouds to score a narrow but memorable victory.

“That’s her pattern of racing,” Elson admitted.

“She’s always back near the tail of the field but she’s got a big finish and she never gives up.

“Every time she goes out you’ve got your fingers crossed that she can find a passage through.

“Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn’t, that’s just the way it goes.”

Elson believes her weakness – her lethargy at box rise – provides the key to her chances in the National Sprint final, especially given she’s jumping from out wide in box seven.

“I’m hoping she doesn’t show too much early speed so she can drop back and go to the rail where she can take all the short cuts.

“Then if an opportunity arises she’ll be in a position to take it.

“The worst-case scenario is she goes with them early and ends up getting pushed three or four wide.

“We’re going into the race needing luck, we know that, but what else is new?”

The Crocmedia National Sprint Championship final is scheduled for 8.59pm WA time on Saturday.

Hello Rhonda ready to rumble in WA Nationals

By Brennan Ryan

Tasmanian trainer Robin Grubb is under no illusions about the huge task that awaits Hello Rhonda in Saturday night’s Group 1 Crocmedia National Sprint Championship (520m) at Cannington.

The well-bred daughter of Fernando Bale and Sing The Song is no stranger to group race success, claiming the Group 2 Launceston Cup back in February in emphatic fashion.

Grubb said he is thrilled to have qualified for the $75,000 to-the-winner final where she’ll exit from box one.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Hello Rhonda,” said Grubb in the lead up to Saturday night’s final.
“Seeing her step up to group race level at home is one thing but this is a whole other level … she’ll do is proud. Her preparation has been faultless heading towards this race – having box one is a huge bonus as well.”

The Grubb family has enjoyed huge success over the years with their breeding-line, going back to their foundation broodbitch Stylish Dotty.

Hello Rhonda’s litter has won 50 races from 99 starts which includes Hello Lenny and litter stand out Peco Can.

Grubb says Hello Rhonda has been given every chance heading into the National Sprint decider, enjoying a perfect lead up after settling right in at the kennels of ex-Tassie trainer Ray Smithson.

“I’ve never travelled with a greyhound interstate and Ray has been a tremendous help,” said Grubb.

“My son-in-law Josh (Wright) is over there in Western Australia and he says Hello Rhonda has settled in well … all we can hope now is that our bitch can put her best foot forward and do Tasmania proud.”

Hello Rhonda faces an all-star field including the likes of Black Opium, Premium Share and Campini.

The Jason Thompson-trained Black Opium is the $2.40 favourite, eyeing off a rather deserved group one title having finished runner-up in the Australian Cup, Melbourne Cup and Brisbane Cup.

Tasmania’s distance representative Bronelly Jacob is a $61 outsider from box one for Exeter trainer Anthony Bullock, with champion Victorian stayer Tornado Tears the raging $1.60 favourite from box five.

Tasmania’s history in the Nationals is highlighted by the great sprinter Busy Vintage, trained by David Crosswell, who claimed the title in 1984 at Harold Park, holding out Eaglehawk Star by three lengths.

Kialdu D’or finished a gallant second to Placard in the 2002 sprint final held at the white city track.

20190822 – Mandurah Thursday

“One Last Hurrah makes it 2 from 2 at Mandurah”
Highly talented sprinter One Last Hurrah cruised to an easy win in tonight’s opening event, the Free Entry TABtouch Park Novice over 302m. The daughter of Glen Gallon began her career in South Australia where she would usually lead over 395m (Murray Bridge) and 400m (Gawler) before folding up late and failing to hang on. She won her maiden over 302m earlier this month in 17.36 when she led throughout from box eight. This evening she mirrored that performance, mustering to the front from box seven before posting a smart 17.31. Five lengths away second was Just A Dreamer and a head away in third position was Joe Gundi. The decrease in metreage has made a large difference to her racing career and it’s hard to see her not ending up in Country FFA company.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 3 ZIPPING FLYNN : Hit the line hard and although unplaced was an eye-catching performance.
Race 4 Number 4 SMURF : Dug deep in the wet conditions to win in 17.30.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)