The 2012 Globe Memorial heats – preview, field, comment, ratings and tips

Even trainer Mick Patterson isn’t sure what He Knows Uno will produce at his first attempt over 720m at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

The Northern Rivers galloper is in the first heat of two of the Group 2 $40,000 first prize 2012 Globe Memorial (720m, 7.50est).

“It’s still an unknown, isn’t it,” Patterson offered.

“He gives us every indication he will get 700 – his run home times are special – but you don’t know until they do it.”

While Zipping Lad will start odds on favourite in the second heat of the series, He Knows Uno is up against an even lot including Key To EdenEchelon and Slick Lee.

He Knows Uno is one of three 2011 Queensland Greyhound Of The Year nominees which also include Dashing Corsair and Bogie King.

The Jason Mackay-trained Zipping Lad  is a frontline contender for 2011 NSW Greyhound of the Year honours.

Patterson has given He Knows Uno just three middle distance races in preparation for the 720m event.

The slow beginner who loves to rail looks nicely placed in box one.

The first four in both heats will qualify for the final on Saturday week.


  1. He Knows Uno (Mick Patterson) (47:21-15-3): Having his first start at this distance. Quality galloper whowon the 2010 Brisbane Cup. Always gives the appearance that the extra journey will suit. Will undoubtedly make a good stayer but one would think he will improve on whatever he achieves in this race. Still good enough to win as loves this track. Rating 8.
  2. Kinga Zac (Jason Mackay) (30:13-6-3): Having his firsttry over the distance here. Has good early speed and quite capable of taking up the early running. In good yard and likely to run well. Rating 6.
  3. Satin Surf (Chris Carl) (14-6-1-2): Taken to distance racing quickly and won past two starts here over this trip in 42.60 and 42.71. More depth in this field but has demonstrated a liking for distance races. Rating 5.
  4. Echelon (Graig Treheme) (35:12-7-6): Always in the big staying races and rarely runs bad race. Likely to be beaten for speed but has a touch of class and most capable of blowing them away late. A must include in all bet types. Rating 8.
  5. Slick Lee (Keith Pedrana) (104:21-29-22): Had over 100 race starts but still capable of running a big race. Poor box will see him get back and finish on strong. Would have preferred him drawn a little closer to the fence but worth an eachway ticket all the same. Rating 7
  6. Crafty Lady (Wayne Vassallo) (12-8-0-1): Well regarded Victorian who iscoming through the ranks. This will be her first look at Wentworth Park and has been given no favours from the box draw. Have to like her winning strike rate but being thrown in at the deep end somewhat. Might be one to add into the multiples. Rating 6
  7. Kalden Mayhem (Troy Murray) (62:28-6-10): Quality South Australian who has run the equivalent of 42.44 here despite not having won in three starts at the track. Prefer him when draw closer to the inside but too good to dismiss out of hand. Rating 6.
  8. Key To Eden (Eric Castle) (25:16-2-4): Yet to miss a place in eight starts over this trip at this track and has won five of them. Quick early and well suited in box eight. Led all the way beating Slick Lee two starts back in 42.42 sec. A repeat would see her go close here. Rates highly. Rating 8.

Tips: He Knows Uno 1 Key To Eden 2 Echelon 3 Slick Lee 4.



  1. Digger Norris (Mervyn Black) (60:6-11-16): Has been consistent at Gosford lately. Truth is she rarely wins out of turn and meeting a few smart ones here. Placed three times in seven starts at this track and trip and place claims appear best again. Rating 4.
  2. Thrilling Frank (Russell Mansley) (28:8-3-1): Can be risky away and has won two of 11 starts over this track and trip. Best time at this track has been in 42.78 and there is a definite class rise happening here. Happy to risk. Rating 4.
  3. Zipping Lad (Jason MacKay) (34:20-6-2): The class runner of the field and likely overall favourite for the series. Has won six of eight starts over this track and distance and was runner up in the other two. Is quick early and is the likely leader. Has a best here in 42.12 Goes well from the inside boxes and clearly the one to beat. Rating 9.
  4. Kalden Petroni (Troy Murray) (30:11-4-5): First start this track and distance. Dominating middle distance races in Adelaide and moved up to the 731m with success last start albeit without a glowing performance. Good attitude lately and will be improved by the 731m race. Include in multiples. Rating 6.
  5. He’s My Future (Carolyn Reinke) (24:10-1-2): Began well at past two starts andleed throughout from box eight here last time albeit in slowish 42.95 whe odds on. Loves box eight having won seven of his eight starts from the alley. Not so here and the quality of field is much better here. Does like the track. Rough show with early luck. Rating 5.
  6. Devine Nation (Patrick Parrelli) (51:10-11-12): Won two of 15 starts over this track and distancewith the best in 42.35. Slow early and the box makes the task even tougher. Good on his night but happy to risk in this one. Rating 4.
  7. Bomb Disposal – scratched
  8. Which On Wheels (John Callaughan) (29:5-7-6): Won two of six starts over this track and distance, Both wins in December in 42,50 and 42,77. Small bitch and has the box to stay out of trouble. Risky early but can show speed. Definitely one for multiples. Rating 6.
  9. Graceful Jewel (Jamie Saunders) (27:3-3-1): Slow early and rarely wins. The class factor also works against her. Unplaced at all six starts at this track and trip. Could start triple figure odds if gets a start. Rating 1.

Tips: Zipping Lad  1  Kalden Petroni 2 Witch On Wheels 3 He’s My Future 4.

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