Kiwi Bred Chasers to Clash in Addington 520m Heats

Two 520m heats for the Kiwi bred chasers at the Addington Raceway on Thursday evening will decide the finalists who will advance through to the Christchurch hosted January 11 $11,470 NZRS Advanced final.

Pictured: Tom Tee has drawn to strongly make his presence felt in his NZRS Advanced heat

Here’s took at the runners in both of the 520m heats.

NZRS Advanced, heat 1 – race 8
1 Tom Tee (Fabregas – Mini’s Fantasy): Classy greyhound who can be forgiven his last start Waikato Cup 457m heat miss. He’s a potent chaser around this circuit who demands respect.
2 Replica Yella (Yella Mustard – Zita Grace): He’s a C4 graded chaser who has been racing in recent combined C4/5 520m fields. Improved draw can assist his place claims in this event.
3 Nicey Spicey (Swift Fantasy – Assert): She has been contesting C4 295m sprints. She hasn’t raced over 520m here and she has missed in two previous Ascot Park 457m races.
4 Junk Mail (Barcia Bale – Jinja Power): He has made a solid start to open class racing as seen by his recent bold 520m efforts around here. He holds sound advancement claims from this heat.
5 Princely Gold (Fast Archer – Homebush Violet): He is also better known as a short course sprinter who has just one 520m placing at this venue from his ten previous attempts.
6 Boston Billy (Bit (Chili – Nina’s Girl): This bloke owns a cast iron constitution. He doesn’t know he’s C4 graded these days as seen by his bold C4/5 520m second to Junk Mail two races ago.
7 Opawa Shackley (Lochinvar Marlow – Opawa Born Free): She might be in the twilight of her glittering career, however she still has feature race claims left in her paws. Respect her.
8 Hilton Forabet (Above All – Jinja Cookie): She arrives into this heat facing her toughest career assignment after her solid pair of C3 520m & 390m wins. She is still improving and she has compiled tidy stats from this trap.
Reserves
9 Opawa Kevin (Cosmic Rumble – Miss Idol): He just recently returned into the C4 chasing ranks. He owns vast experience and he can deliver a competitive 520m effort from an inside trap.
10 Think Tank (Barcia Bale – Jinja Power): He’s a C4 graded litter brother to Junk Mail who has yet to win over this 520m trip.

Junk Mail Boston Billy Opawa Shackley
NZRS Advanced heat 1 contenders includes (from left); Junk Mail; Boston Billy; Opawa Shackley

NZRS Advanced, heat 2 – race 10
1 David’s Legacy (Lochinvar Marlow – Claremeont): He’s a C4 assessed chaser who has no option but to place himself straight onto the early pace. He placed in his only previous race from this trap.
2 Invincible Sue (Barcia Bale – Andrea): That was a tidy training performance from the master to produce this girl fresh up for her stylish C3 30.29s 520m win last Thursday. She would have benefited from that outing.
3 Nozzno Fear (Talk’s Cheap – Hard Habits): This New Zealand Cup finalist warmed up for this assignment via his tidy 26.16s Ascot Park 457m Tuesday win. He holds solid looking claims in this heat.
4 Vikings (Barcia Bale – Jinja Power): He has been hinting that he belongs in the echelon of chasers and he can confirm those thoughts by delivering on his known ability in this heat.
5 Fair Pippa (Barcia Bale – Jinja Power): She’s a litter sister to Vikings who has had her recent issues. She owns early pace, plus she owns strength at the business end. That says respect her here.
6 Crotty (Don’t Knocka Him – Emerge): He found himself jammed up in the midfield pack when upgrading from a C2/3 event to C4/5 over 520m last Thursday. He must break quickly here.
7 Opawa Timo (Fabregas – Opawa Eye): There’s no denying this guy’s race fitness heading into this event after his strong pace making last start 645m win at this venue. He must adopt those same pace making tactics here.
8 Opawa Cheviot (Fabregas – Opawa Eye): She owns the power to feature over the concluding stages as seen in the manner that she finished resolutely for her Southland 732m Tuesday second.
Reserves
9 Opawa Kevin (Cosmic Rumble – Miss Idol): He just recently returned into the C4 chasing ranks. He owns vast experience and he can deliver a competitive 520m effort from an inside trap.
10 Think Tank (Barcia Bale – Jinja Power): He’s a C4 graded litter brother to Junk Mail who has yet to win over this 520m trip.

David's Legacy Vikings Opawa Timo
NZRS Advanced heat 2 contenders includes (from left); David’s Legacy; Vikings; Opawa Timo

By Peter Fenemor

 

Posted on 3/01/2018 9:48:12 AM

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