Amazing Chase Countdown Continues

The top positions on the Formpro Amazing Chase leader boards at the three venues basically remained the same over the past week. There was minimal movements with the minor positions at those venues.

Pictured: Tom Tee who is the new Formpro Amazing Chase favourite

There was significant movement on the TAB Futures market (option 986) quotes with a new overall race favourite being installed.

The stunning 29.99s 520m gallop that the Ray Adcock prepared Tom Tee produced when winning his Kolorful Kanvas Garden City heat saw him strongly cementing his place on top of the Addington table. In doing so he has displaced Ridin’ Shotgun (now at $4.50) as the series favourite now being offered at $3.50. Shantui ($4) from the Dave and Jean Fahey kennels has been moved into second favouritism despite not having raced in this country yet.

The 30.96s 520m time that Translator ($41) delivered for her heat fourth placing in the Flair Canterbury Laurels saw her take the second position on the Addington board for her conditioners Dave and Jean Fahey. Her kennelmate Opawa Shackley ($12) is now in a final field selection ballot possie with her 31.02s posted time.

At the Manukau Stadium on Sunday afternoon we saw Lochinvar Brogue ($10) reclaim the second position on the northern leader board when he won the C5 527m event in 30.51s for his trainer Denis Schofield. His time bumped race rival in that event, Westworld ($16), back to third position with his previous 30.55s best time.

Occupying fourth place on the northern table and therefore in the current second reserve position for the final remains the Lisa Cole trained Bigtime Welldone ($101) with his 30.65s clock. Making an appearance for the first time on the table was the Schofield prepared Zipping Silva ($21) who returned 30.85s when going under by a head in his NZ debut outing in the C3 527m event.

There was a change to third place on the Hatrick leader board with the Cole trained Bigtime Bell ($51) improving her 520m time to 30.24s, therefore she’s currently in a final field ballot position. Cawbourne Trixy ($12) for Matt Roberts sits on top with her slick 29.77s clock, while Bigtime Paddy ($14) for Cole stays in second with his 29.79s time.

Three greyhounds Thrilling Surge, Storm Warning and Vikings has been officially withdrawn from the series.

Translator Bigtime Bell Lochinvar Brogue
Formpro Amazing Chase nominated greyhounds who featured during the week (from left): Translator moved into second place at Addington; Bigtime Bell advanced into the third position at Hatrick; Lochinvar Brogue reclaimed second on the Manukau table

THE WEEK AHEAD

Formpro Amazing Chase nominated greyhounds who hold racing engagements in the week ahead obviously includes greyhounds who will contest the two $7,500 Addington feature 520m finals on Thursday evening.

Tom Tee will start as the warm favourite in the Kolorful Kanvas Garden City (race 10) at Addington on Thursday. Translator will be seeking to improve her time in the Flair Canterbury Laurels final (race 8), while kennelmate Opawa Shackley will be seeking to do likewise in the race 9 open class 520m event. Adding interest to the race is Epic Dream ($61) for Ray Adcock who will exit from trap one for her first crack at posting a qualifying time.

At Hatrick on Friday evening we’ll see five of the Lisa Cole nominated greyhounds racing in the $11,000 NZRS Advanced final (race 9) and who will attempt to improve their respective positions on that venue’s leader board.

The Auckland Sunday meeting will see nominated Amazing Chase greyhounds contesting two races on the card. First up in race 10 Bigtime Bell, Bigtime Welldone and Zipping Silva will be joined by the Marcie Flipp trained Joe Joe ($61), who will be having his first attempt at registering a qualify time.

The following event well see the Schofield prepared Beltom ($101) posting her first time in an event where she clashes with her kennelmate Lochinvar Brogue, along with Westworld.

Opawa Shackley Spare Some Time Beltom
Formpro Amazing Chase nominated greyhounds in action this week includes (from left): Opawa Shackley at Addington; Spare Some Time will race at Hatrick; Beltom will clock her first Amazing Chase qualifying time on Sunday

Pawnote: Planning for the July 30 Formpro Amazing Chase finals day at the Manukau Stadium is well advanced. Numerous fundraising activities for the nominated charity KidsCan will be released shortly. Hospitality detail packages will also will be announced soon.

On the racing front the Auckland Club has framed an attractive support race programme on the card. Trainers are advised to check out the updated July 30 Auckland schedule in the calendar section on this website.

Additional feature races during the afternoon includes: C5 Manukau Superbowl 527m for a $6,000 stake. The C5 sprinters has a $3,500 318m dash available for them. C4 greyhounds are also catered for with a $5,000 527m event, along with a $2,800 318m sprint (C3 graded chasers may nominate for those races). The stayers are also looked after in the $5,000 Thayne & Dorothy Green Distance over the 603m trip.

By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 12/07/2017 9:46:55 AM

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