The 2012 Globe Memorial Plate Final – preview and tips

Top stayer Zipping Lad has maintained favouritism for Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Globe Memorial Plate Final 720m at Wentworth Park despite recording a slower heat time last week.

The Jason MacKay trained dog notched up his seventh win at the track from nine starts in the time of 42.62 sec.

Zipping Lad jumped uncharacteristically slowly but headed to the rail and avoided early race trouble.

He became stronger with each stride and easily defeated He’ My Future by five lengths.

The honour of the quickest heat time went to Victorian Echelon (from box four) in 42.55 sec.

The son of Mogambo jumped midfield and worked his way to the front in the final stages to defeat distance first starter He Knows Uno (from box 1).

Both dogs have drawn wide in the final while Zipping Lad will jump from the same box three.

Echelon has box eight which suits his style as he can avoid any early trouble.

He Knows Uno was slow early last week but railed up to be in front after a lap.

He is another who always runs a good race Wentworth Park and the three dogs seem to have the strongest chance in the final.

Outside the three roughies Thrilling Frank and Crafty Lady both ran respectable heats.

Crafty Lady made a stack of ground late after being a long way back.

She unfortunately has drawn badly in box six, the same box as when fourth to Echelon in the heat beaten six lengths.

If there is to be a bolter winning this race Crafty Lady  would be it.

Tips: Echelon 1, Zipping Lad 2, He Knows Uno 3 Crafty Lady 4.

Group 2 Globe Memorial Plate Final, Wentworth Park- Saturday January 14

  • 1. Digger Norris
  • 2. Kinga Zac
  • 3. Zipping Lad
  • 4. He’s My Future
  • 5. Thrilling Frank
  • 6. Crafty Lad
  • 7. He Knows Uno
  • 8. Echelon.
  • 9 Kalden Petroni
  • 10Satin Surf

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