GRNSW Country Challenge – Goulburn Cup Final Preview

This Saturday afternoon, Goulburn will run the next leg in the celebrated 2009/10 GRNSW Country Challenge, the Goulburn Cup Final (457m).

The fastest qualifier for the final is Justin King’s Katie’s Tears who ran the 457m of heat two in a blistering 25.41. Katie’s Tears stands a strong chance on Saturday and will jump from box two.

Drawn beside Katie’s Tears on the inside, Ruth Matic’s Shamus O’Shaw is set to start from box one. Shamus O’Shaw took out his heat in a sharp 25.84 and is one of three runners owned by members of the Matic clan in the final.

Owned by Matthew Matic, Fact Or Fantasy saw success in heat one, clocking a solid 25.92. Fact Or Fantasy has drawn box five for the final and will start beside the family’s third final starter, Danielle Matic’s Lorne Bowler in box four. Lorne Bowler secured victory in heat three in 25.85 seconds, just over Shamus O’Shaw’s heat one winning time, and boasts a flawless three from three record at the Braidwood Road complex.

The $5000 to-the-winner Goulburn Cup final is scheduled as race nine on the super 13 race programme for Saturday afternoon and will start at 3:45pm (NSW time).

2009 Goulburn Cup Final Field & Box Draw:

Box

Form

Greyhound

Trainer

Best Time T/D

1 2131
SHAMUS O’SHAW
Ruth Matic 25.64
2 1121
KATIE’S TEARS
Justin King 25.41
3 1121
WILD REGIMENT
Bruce Willard 25.81
4 1231
LORNE BOWLER
Danielle Matic 25.55
5 3512
FACT OF FANTASY
Matthew Matic 25.92
6 1152
BRADY’S WISH
Susan Steele 25.94
7 2532
OZZIE HOOTS
Mark Roberts 26.07
8 5452
SHINEY
William McKenna 26.02
Reserves:
9 2313
FINE THOUGHT
Mark Wilcox 25.53
10 2537
PRINCE ERAGON
Mark Roberts 26.05

Goulburn Race Programme – Saturday 28 November:

Race #

Race Name

Distance

Grade

Prizemoney (1st-2nd-3rd)

Time (NSW)

1 Medivet Raceway 350m MX $300-80-50 1:00pm
2 Medivet Maiden 350m MX $500-80-50 1:20pm
3 Ian Mitchell Appreciation 350m 4/5 $300-80-50 1:40pm
4 Medivet Novice Final 457m NG $500-80-50 2:00pm
5 Medivet Stemcel Treatment 700m NG $500-80-50 2:20pm
6 Garry Andrews Appreciation 457m M $300-80-50 2:40pm
7 Medivet Best 8 457 457m FFA $500-80-50 3:00pm
8 Medivet Best 8 350 350m FFA $500-80-50 3:20pm
9 Medivet Goulburn Cup Final 457m NG $5000-1000-400 3:45pm
10 Bio-Bute Pain Free 350m 5 $300-80-50 4:10pm
11 Medivet 1800 356 505 350m MX $300-80-50 4:30pm
12 Shaneel Khan Appreciation 457m 4/5 $300-80-50 4:50pm
13 Medivet Takin U to the Future 457m 5 $300-80-50 5:10pm