Monday is Commentators Big Day Out

It promises to be a real cracker of a meeting at the Manawatu Raceway on Monday afternoon where an interesting array of race commentaries will be delivered during the meeting. Twelve different commentators will deliver their respective commentary styles during the Commentators Day Out meeting. Monday is also crunch time for the greyhounds who hold qualifying aspirations for the $28,000 City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase March 29 set of four 457m match races.

Pictured: The Trackside TV produced line-up of commentators for Monday’s Palmerston North meeting 

The meeting kicks off with Matt Cross, who is followed by Jason Teaz. The Canterbury callers Trevor Wilkes and Mark McNamara follow them. Tony Lee then picks up the microphone and he’ll hand it over to Dave McDonald. Aaron White is quite use to calling at the venue, as is the next up Darryl Robinson.

Northern thoroughbred commentator George Simon will then call his 457m event, while Andy McCook gets to call the first leg of the terminating $15,000 TAB Pick6. McCook then teams up with Mark Rosanowski and the pair of them will deliver a duet call on the 660m distance event. Next up Rosanowski then gets to call his own race. James Van de Maat is an emerging talent in the Victorian commentary ranks and he’ll deliver the call on the race 13 457m event.

Take a look at the innovative list of race names that the progressive Palmerston North GRC has come up with! There’s also a terminating $15,000 TAB Pick6 on offer commencing on race 10 (meeting 3) and continuing on all five meeting 9 races.

Matt Jason Trev Mark Tony Dave Daryll George Andy RosoJames

Here’s the Trackside images of the commentators involved (from top left)
Matt Cross; Jason Teaz; Trevor Wilkes; Mark McNamara; Tony Lee; Dave McDonald; Darryl Robinson; George Simon; Andy McCook; Mark Rosanowski; James Van de Maat

City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase qualifying

It is now or never time for the greyhounds attempting to qualify for the City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase with the final opportunity to book field positions for the two dog set of four 457m match races. There are a number of nominees contesting races, while it is also expected there will be greyhounds who will 457m solo trial following the race meeting.

There was some significant changes to the Golden Chase leader board during Wednesday’s Manawatu meeting, which came out of the last race C4/5 457m event. All About Space zoomed straight up into the third possie when the Auckland Cup finalist delivered her tidy 25.87s 457m win for Lisa Cole.

Her kennelmate Blazin’ Carter kicked on solidly his half-length second and in doing so he posted a 25.89s time which places him in fourth equal place with another kennelmate Bigtime Levi. Northern trainer Steve Clark presented his Auckland Cup third pace getter Pinny Mack for his first qualifying attempt in the same race and he returned a 25.95s clock when finishing a further length behind. That provided him with the eighth quickest time. It is likely that Pinny Mack will use his solo trial entitlement this Monday.

Completing a stylish Wednesday 457m solo trail was the Peter Fergusson prepared Robson. He returned a 25.90s gallop, which propelled him into sixth place on the leader board.

Ask King Jeff (Cole) still sets the Golden Chase time standard at 25.78s, while Big League Diva (Gary & Sandra Fredrickson) retains the second position with her 25.83s clock. The Auckland Cup winner Diddilee (Angela Turnwald) rounds out the top eight in seventh place with his 25.93s time. Currently forming the reserves bench are You Can Be (Cole) 25.97s and Fusion Cronulla (Turnwald) 25.98s.

All About Space Blazin' Carter Robson Pinny Mack

Making their first appearances on the City Of Palmerston North Golden Chase leader board on Wednesday were (from left): All About Space; Blazin’ Carter; Robson; Pinny Mack

By Peter Fenemor


Posted on 15/03/2019 5:19:01 PM

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