Eric Thomson Memorial Maiden Final
Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, Amy Street, Albion / Thu 22 Aug
War Veterans Races
Kilcoy Race Club Inc., 26 Showground Road, Woolmar / Sat 24 Aug
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LETHAL PROMISE (10) was sent forward from the 2nd line here over the 1780m trip 3 starts back and taking over in front kept them all chasing. Last start from gate 8 he was looking to come with one run when 4m from the winner RAFFERTY DELIGHTS. With some front line tempo he can arrive here.
DARBY BRIGHTS (4) has been top 2 at her past 3 starts, the most recent when charging home in the closing stages to get within a nose of victory behind JANIES GOT A GUN. That followed successive wins when working in the run from 2nd line gates. Back to the front line she is right in the mix.
LYNCHMAN (1) took on the 2040m trip last start and looking to take them all the way just couldn’t quite see it out. Back to the mile suits and he will be trying to fight them off.
DEADLY ROCKER (2) was a dominant winner here 2 starts back when proving too strong from the breeze and posting a 17m victory. He found the line nicely last start when 3rd to REMEMBER MAC and is right in the fight.
SELECTIONS: LETHAL PROMISE (10), DARBY BRIGHTS (4), LYNCHMAN (1), DEADLY ROCKER (2)
SUGGESTED BET: LETHAL PROMISE (10) to win
FLASHING GOOD TIME (2) looked to take them all the way last start from gate 1 and after setting a steady tempo couldn’t hold them out to finish 4th. 3 starts back she finished along the inside in good style to grab the silver behind LETHAL PROMISE. Lighting the lamps she can try to fight them off.
TAP IT IN (10) has the tough gate to overcome but still looks to get his chance in this line-up. Taken back from gate 6 last start when FLASHING GOOD TIME set the tempo he worked home well to claim the bronze. A tough winner from the breeze 3 starts back over the 1780m he can issue a challenge.
HOT DOGMA (8) will take good benefit from his latest start when 1st up from a break and working in the run fought on well to be 4m from the winner. With a nice trail through he has podium claims.
CHEYENNE WARRIOR (9) will strip fitter from his latest outing when 2nd up from a break he settled well back in the pack and ran home fairly. In a wide open contest he can chime in on the exotics.
SELECTIONS: FLASHING GOOD TIME (2), TAP IT IN (10), HOT DOGMA (8), CHEYENNE WARRIOR (9)
SUGGESTED BET: Exotic 2-8-9-10
GOTOTHEMOON (8) will take some benefit from his latest start when 2nd up from a break and sent forward and doing work in the run couldn’t see it out. His return run was a tidy effort when finishing with one run to grab the bronze and he is worth a chance here.
LAZY BLAZE (3) tracked into the race on the grass at Kilcoy 2 starts back on the back of SHADOW PASS and the run had merit when making up plenty of ground. Too far back last start he can have a look in the early stages here and can be around the money.
MAJOR TRALEE (9) looked to have found his race last start and from gate 1 went for an all the way win only to be grabbed on the line. With the right cart into the contest he has place hopes.
MY MAGIC MERLIN (6) found his race last start and controlling it from the breeze fought them off to score. He has no favours from the gate but the last win was a solid effort and he can feature here.
SELECTIONS: GOTOTHEMOON (8), LAZY BLAZE (3), MAJOR TRALEE (9), MY MAGIC MERLIN (6)
SHADOW PASS (1) will take further benefit from his latest start when 3rd up from a break and scoring victory on the grass at Kilcoy. That followed an all the way win at AP from gate 1. He can hustle early to hold the front and dictate terms here.
ONE MANS PASS (8) started fav last time out and didn’t get the space when needed and closed well to be 3m from the winner COURAGEOUS LEO. Buried away 2 starts back when 4m from the winner, he will appreciate getting away from the pegs and can issue the closing challenge here.
RAFFERTY DELIGHTS (9) was angle to the pegs last start and following the cheap runs sprinted best to arrive on the line for victory. Off the 2nd line at his past 5 starts he will be storming home again.
HAPPY SCHNAPPS (3) was luckless last start from the 2nd line when trying to find race position. Only run-down in the closing stages 2 starts back over the 1780m trip he is some hope here.
SELECTIONS: SHADOW PASS (1), ONE MANS PASS (8), RAFFERTY DELIGHTS (9), HAPPY SCHNAPPS (3)
SUGGESTED BET: SHADOW PASS (1) to win
NERIO (8) was shuffled away after starting from inside the 2nd line last time out and when she saw space it was too late as she was attacking the line strongly. That followed a strong run when breezing in a mares qualifier and only beaten 6m. With better luck here she can finish over the top.
ARBIT MAJOR (1) was hitting the line strongly to grab the silver here 3 starts back from gate 10 and only beaten a head. His next start had merit behind the in-form NONE BETTOR and from gate 1 he will get the perfect trip and be ready to take a shot.
HOT ROD HEAVEN (5) bided his time back in the pack and then finished over the top to score a nice win at AP last start. That followed a hat-trick of 2nd placed finishes and despite the wide gate he is in the mix.
KATNISS (4) had an early look last start from gate 3 before taking cover and hit the line in good order in the closing stages behind JANIES GOT A GUN. The front line suits and she won’t be far away.
SELECTIONS: NERIO (8), ARBIT MAJOR (1), HOT ROD HEAVEN (5), KATNISS (4)
SUGGESTED BET: NERIO (8) to win
NO TRANSACTIONS (3) is doing a good job since arriving in Qld and from 4 starts has now been runner-up twice and scored twice here on the triangle. Here last start he forced his way to the front and once in control was never in danger. Seeing the mobile for the first time he can look to dictate.
JUSTABITLIKEMUM (9) was working hard in the run last start over the 2138m trip after starting from 10m and boxed on well to the line to be 3m from the winner OLE SUN. Grabbed right on the line by SOUTHERN ALPS 3 starts back, she has a good Redcliffe record and been in the money at her past 6.
DOWN UNDER RORS (1) started from the front tape here 2 starts back and after being slowly away did some work in the run and was too strong in scoring. Handy from the mobile he is in the mix.
DAENERYS STORMBORN (8) returns from a break and will take good benefit from the run. Having just one start last prep before going for a further break, she has trialled well and can feature.
SELECTIONS: NO TRANSACTIONS (3), JUSTABITLIKEMUM (9), DOWN UNDER RORS (1), DAENERYS STORMBORN (8)
SUGGESTED BET: NO TRANSACTIONS (3) to win
MY ULTIMATE JOE (6) worked home in good order to grab the silver behind NOTMUCHUPTOP at AP 3 starts back when having just the 3rd start of his career. At his past 2 starts he has thrown away chances with gate breaks and while that makes him a big risk, he strikes a winnable target.
KATHLEEN GRACE (7) couldn’t go with them last start from the pocket trail when ADRIFT hit the hammer at the 300m. She will need some luck from the inside 2nd line here, but should appreciate this level of opponent and can land some money.
SPEEDY MITCHELL (1) makes his Qld debut for Aileen Smith and was last seen at Wagga in a luckless run where he struck trouble. Smith does a great job with these types and he stays under notice.
KAYJAYS TERROR (3) gets back into the main draw after being banished to the outside gates. With the return to the front and even luck in transit she has exotic hope.
SELECTIONS: MY ULTIMATE JOE (6), KATHLEEN GRACE (7), SPEEDY MITCHELL (1), KAYJAYS TERROR (3)
SUGGESTED BET: MY ULTIMATE JOE (6) to win
ADRIFT (3) had been getting closer to a win each start since returning for his 3YO term and broke through last start as a red figure fav. Forcing his way to the front from gate 2 he took control and then put them away in a slick closing panel. He can look to dominate them again here.
MATRON JUJON (1) was buried away on the pegs last start from inside the 2nd line and too far back to issue a challenge. From this gate 2 starts back she was able to lead all the way to score by a half-neck over SHEZA GALVINATOR. With the options from the ace gate can go close.
SHEZA GALVINATOR (4) looked to take them all the way from gate 1 last start and was grabbed on the line to go under a half-head. Finding position without getting too far back are key to her chances.
TELLELLA (7) should gate a prefect trip against the pegs here and be ready to issue a closing challenge when the gaps appear. Beaten a head via the passing lane 2 starts back she will be charging.
SELECTIONS: ADRIFT (3), MATRON JUJON (1), SHEZA GALVINATOR (4), TELLELLA (7)
SUGGESTED BET: ADRIFT (3) to win
LIFES BLACK (4) is still searching for a breakthrough after placing in all 3 career starts. His run from the 2nd line here on debut was strong when hitting the line in great style before being nabbed right on the line in the Breeders Consolation. Freshened since his last run he can cash-in here.
POINT OH FIVE (1) has earned his ticket back into the main draw and lands the best gate of his career to date. His run last start was good under the circumstance and with the improved alley will be right in the fight.
LETS DIG IT (5) secured the pocket trail last start from inside the 2nd line and was hitting the line in good order. The wide gate dents his hopes but he won’t be far away.
SHESFEELINPRECIOUS (7) returns from a break and draws to get a perfect trip along the inside here. Showing steady improvement last campaign she has podium claims.
SELECTIONS: LIFES BLACK (4), POINT OH FIVE (1), LETS DIG IT (5), SHESFEELINPRECIOUS (7)
SUGGESTED BET: LIFES BLACK (4) to win