2010 Perth Cup Final Field & Preview

This Saturday night all eyes will be on Cannington as the club gets ready to host a bumper night of greyhound racing headlined by the $210, 000 final of the Group 1 SKY Racing Perth Cup (530m).

Eight of the nation’s most exciting sprinters will take to the track in the 2010 Perth Cup looking to secure the lucrative $140,000 first prize for their connections.

The brilliant Queensland chaser trained by Christine Robartson, High Earner, is likely to start as the odds on favourite despite their less than ideal box draw of five. The son of Collision was the fastest heat winner by far last week when he ran a blistering 29.93 to win by an emphatic seven lengths in his first look at the Cannington track since he took out the WA Derby (530m) in May last year ahead of Dashing Corsair.

The only thing going against High Earner is box five, as he has only won one of his four starts wearing the yellow.

High Earner’s biggest threat will be Joanne Monelli, the speedy David Hobby-trained bitch drawn ideally on the rails in box one. The daughter of Premier Fantasy claimed a solid win in the opening qualifier last week, when star Australian – Adelaide Cup winner Dyna Lachlan finished a disappointing seventh after starting as the $1.80 favourite.

Joanne Monelli loves box one, winning five and placing three times from her nine starts wearing the red rug.

Other decent dogs with claims in the Perth Cup final include Regent Diamond and Oxley Spirit both drawn well in boxes two and three respectively.

Regent Diamond is one of three dogs representing Nambeelup-based trainer Linda Britton, and her best contender. The daughter of Primo Uno who won the Group 3 Sprint Challenge two starts back has a solid record from box two and if she can pull out one of her recent quick starts she will be in with a good chance.

Britton’s other Perth Cup finalists are How I Roll drawn awkwardly in box six and consistent Cannington track specialist Wassim Bale, looking slightly outclassed out wide in eight.

The Andrew McLaren-trained Oxley Spirit is another bitch who begins well. Has only had 15 career starts to date and is definitely promising. Has been on fire recently winning seven of her last eight races and will be unlucky not to place here.

Also watch out for Zini’s Gump in the blue, a good chance for a place here.

The other feature race at the meeting is the $120, 000 Group 1 Galaxy (715m) programmed as race five at 8:27pm. Also worth watching is the $33, 750 Perth Cup Consolation (530m) running as race three at 7:50pm.

Race seven is the big one, the Perth Cup Final, at 9:12pm.

2010 Perth Cup Final Field & Box Draw:

Box

Form

Greyhound

Trainer

1 121
JOANNE MONELLI
D Hobby
2 711
REGENT DIAMOND
L Britton
3 121
OXLEY SPIRIT
A McLaren
4 331
ZINI’S GUMP
T Erenshaw
5 181
HIGH EARNER
C Robartson
6 241
HOW I ROLL
L Britton
7 151
ARVO’S BREEZE
T Womann
8 631
WASSIM BALE
L Britton
Reserves:
1st 332
RICKY’S A ROBBER
M Beamish
2nd 332
FLYING SHAMBI
G Berry

Race Programme – Cannington – Saturday March 13, 2010:

Race #

Race Name

Prizemoney

Distance

Grade

Time (WA)

1 CANNING STAKE $4,415 530m 5 7:05pm
2 FREE TO ALL $6,200 715m FTA 7:27pm
3 PERTH CUP CONSOLATION $33,750 530m Final 7:50pm
4 FREE TO ALL $5,835 530m FTA 8:07pm
5 GALAXY $120,000 715m Final 8:27pm
6 CANNING STAKE $4,415 530m 5 8:47pm
7 PERTH CUP $210,000 530m Final 9:12pm
8 PERTH CUP CONSOLATION $18.045 530m Final 9:33pm
9 MIXED STAKE 4/5 $4,770 530m Mixed 4/5 9:54pm
10 CANNING STAKE $4,415 530m 5 10:11pm
11 MIXED STAKE 3/4 $5,125 642m Mixed 3/4 10:27pm
12 DOLPHIN STAKE $1,665 642m 4 10:42pm