Amazing Auckland Sunday Support Card

The Auckland Club has framed an amazing support card for the afternoon of the Formpro Amazing Chase. Numerous feature races will be contested during the Sunday afternoon meeting, which also features another terminating $25,000 Pick 6.

Pictured: Lochinvar Brogue, who is a leading prospect in Sunday’s C5 527m feature event

Heading the list of feature races is the $6,000 Quix Plumbing Supports KidsCan Stakes (race 8). Lochinvar Brogue has been the dominant open class 527m greyhound at the Auckland headquarters over recent months. The Denis Schofield prepared chaser has won eight of his last eleven races at the venue. He stylishly won last Sunday’s $5,500 feature 527m event in 30.76s from trap six and he will step away from that trap again on Sunday.

Scofield has three other contenders contesting this event. Gold Class owns sufficient early pace to feature here as seen when she delivered her freewheeling 30.64s 527m win two races ago. She must use her early pace when hopping away from trap eight. Slow starts from recent wide draws has plagued Blazing Spirit. He must jump out smartly from trap seven. Untouchable was last sighted at the races back in March when racing over 457m at Cambridge. He owns a proven Manukau 527m race record.

A slow start led to traffic problems last Sunday for Kava Blu. He is generally reliable from the traps as illustrated by his prior three solid 527m efforts for his trainers Wayne and Tracy Steele. He looms as a place prospect again, despite being allocated the tricky five trap to jump away from here.

Clockwise Rap secures the draw advantage via the ace trap here for his conditioner Phil Green. He led last Sunday’s field around the first turn before being claimed by Lochinvar Brogue and then Beltom during the run home. He can make things interesting for a long way here.

The Group 1 winning Spare Some Time is making the trek north for his trainer Lisa Cole. He missed in his only previous Manukau 527m outing. He would have benefited from that first look at the track, plus he has also drawn nicely in trap two. The Steve Clark trained Jimmy’s Rocket is backing up from his NZRS Advanced assignment at Cambridge on Thursday evening where he endured a traffic impeded racing passage.

The reserves are both prepared by Ben Craik. Beautiful Boy will be stepping up in class being C4 graded if required while Westworld has just been dropped back down to C4. He is capable of sniffing out a stake if he’s racing here.

Kava Blu Clockwise Rap Spare Some Time
Quix Plumbing Supports KidsCan Stakes contenders (from left): Kava Blu; Clockwise Rap; Spare Some Time

The $5,000 Thayne & Dorothy Green Distance (race 6) has attracted a tidy looking field. Ideally drawn for it in the one trap is the Formpro Amazing Chase first reserve Translator from the powerful Dave and Jean Fahey kennels. She travels north with solid recent Addington 645m form and a bold track debut effort can be expected from her here.

The locally Henny and Leo Laagland trained Kitty’s Shiraz owns sound Manukau 603m form and a repeat of that form suggests that she’ll be required back at the podium after the race. Loose Unit for Steve Clark brings in a C2D grading into this event having won over 600m and 650m in Victoria. He was impeded when looking likely during the run home over 527m last Sunday.

Ace Bale has won two staying races for his trainers Carol Morris and Pippa Lammas. Those wins came over the Cambridge 650m trip, plus also over 645m at Hatrick. He is likely to go looking for the rail after jumping away from trap four here.

Zipping Silva is a proven stayer from across the Tasman for Denis Schofield. Included in his wins over the Ditch was successes ranging from 600m out to 720m. He adds interest here by having his first look at a longer trip since arriving here.

Greg Hore and Peter Fergusson are fronting up with a pair of contenders who own completely contrasting racing styles. Electric Lotto owns a strong finish as we saw during her gutsy fourth in the recent 779m Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Collar final. She maintained a strong staying gallop to seize victory over 645m at Hatrick on Wednesday. On the other paw Alzheimer’s is at her best when she sets the pace. It is that tactic that she must use in this event.

Matt Roberts is bringing Silky Sock north after she was held in the midfield traffic in the 645m race that was won by Electric Lotto on Wednesday. She must push forward early after jumping from trap eight.

Translator Kitty's Shiraz Electric Lotto
Thayne & Dorothy Green Distance contenders (from left): Translator; Kitty’s Shiraz; Electric Lotto

The C4 graded 527m chasers receive the opportunity of chasing after a $5,000 stake in the I Pave Supports KidsCan Stakes (race 3). Once again Phil Green has come up trumps with the draw after his charge Good Job was allocated the one trap to step away from. He owns a proven record from that desired trap. Kennelmate Electric Dee Eye has been delivering competitive recent Cambridge 375m sprints as we saw once again at Cambridge on Thursday when he rattled home late for his third placing.

Beltom will enjoy the easing in class she receives here, especially after her solid recent C5 527m efforts which yielded her with minor placings for her trainer Denis Schofield. She has proven to be a strong on the pace chaser and she’ll be awfully hard to reel back in if she leads her rivals into the first turn after exiting from the eight trap here.

Jinja Squeak is returning into the C4 chasing ranks thanks to his 31.06s 527m C3 win last Sunday for his conditioners Wayne and Tracy Steele. Jumping from trap two is likely to assist him. He is the omen bet for this event when looking at the race name. The Jared Udy and Denise Cottam trained Ima Lucky Zarr has been mixing his recent race distances. Two races ago he finished solidly for his 603m second, then he endured a traffic impeded 375m sprint at Cambridge on Thursday.

Lisa Cole has accepted with two runners for this event. Bigtime Welldone was sighted doing his best work at the business end of his 520m assignment last Sunday, while Bigtime Flyer will make his return to the venue of his 527m NZRS Novice victory following his sound Manawatu 457m third last Monday.

The Ben Craik prepared Bloomingdales will be loading away into trap seven. She owns slick early pace which is an asset she must utilize from the jump here. Adding interest here is the Craik trained pair of reserves. Both Beautiful Boy and Westworld are more than capable of being able to secure a post race podium position they gain a race start here. After all the recently downgraded Westworld is the Formpro Amazing Chase second reserve.

Good Job Jinja Squeak Bloomingdales
I Pave Supports KidsCan Stakes contenders includes (from left): Good Job; Jinja Squeak; Bloomingdales

The open class sprinters hasn’t been neglected either on Sunday. They will contest the Hydroflow Supports KidsCan Sprint race 7 $3,500 318m dash. Local conditioner Steve Clark holds a strong hand in it, especially after his sharp sprinter Nitrology secured the ace trap to step away from after he cut out his 318m assignment in 18.40s last Sunday.

Kennelmate Yeboah was the victim of a luckless 318m sprint when he was severely checked last week. He is more than capable of being able to bounce back in this dash after having been a stylish 18.28s 318m winner in his prior 318m sprint here. Jump Up has drawn poorly in trap five, however this Hayley Mullane trained sprinter owns sufficient box speed to beat that draw. Forget about his 375m Thursday Cambridge miss where he copped an early check.

Lisa Cole is returning with her competitive C5 sprinter Bigtime Opal. She held a Hatrick 305m racing engagement on Friday evening. She has drawn nicely in the two trap. Kennelmate Bigtime Ellie is making her return to Manukau. She must hop away smartly from trap four after having finished in the midfield in her recent Hatrick 305m sprints. Reserve Allegro Lass has the ability to boost up the race combos. She did win a NZRS Sprint final at Hatrick earlier in the season.

The balance of this feature sprint field is provided from the kennels of the newly married couple Ross and Lynne Udy kennels. Hello Star made a bold return into the C5 sprinting ranks when delivering her Cambridge 375m third on Thursday. She holds swooping claims from out in trap eight here. Raging Demon had been delivering competitive C5 sprints until he found himself on the wrong side of a fair amount of jostling on Thursday. Beat The Butcher was downgraded back to C4 when missing at Cambridge on Thursday.

Nitrology Jump Up Raging Demon
Hydroflow Supports KidsCan Sprint contenders includes (from left): Nitrology; Jump Up; Raging Demon

By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 28/07/2017 4:10:15 PM

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