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Wangaratta 3200m Preview

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1 Wangaratta 3200m Preview on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:23 pm

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A small field this year for the Wangaratta 3200m leaves DizzyRunner predicting a slow race and a strong chance for the backmakers to challenge for the win. Whilst the race has 4 former 3200m Stawell Winners (Munro, Spence, Barton, and Gray), the absence of quality mid-field racers to keep the pace high will leave the likes of Threfall and Murphy to gobble up the field.

Predictions are at the bottom of this page.

Good Racing.

5966 Brady THRELFALL BENDIGO 0
A phenomenal performer in the pros. Never to be discounted. In fact, his mark is generous given his wins and times over this distance. A little surprising the field has not been lifted due to Threlfall’s presence. Always turns up for the big races. Expect big things. Considering the target time is between 9 and 9:10 and an 8:25.8 for 3km from December last year, Brady could take this out.

2317 Matthew MCDONOUGH HIGHTON 90
Ran 3rd in the Maryborough mile suggesting he is in form and saving himself for a bigger race. The only question is, which one.

6670 Paul MUNRO PASCOE VALE 90
Ran second at the Ringwood mile and looked to have plenty in the tank. Could seriously challenge in both big distance events over the weekend (a winner of last years Stawell Backmarkers 2mile) though preferred for the Albury Mile the day before.

6049 Justin MURPHY BOX HILL 120
Anyone who saw this man’s win in the Gippsland Mile would not discount him, though several wins this season has him well back in handicap. Has the Ks in the legs to give the 2mile a real challenge. Must work with Williamson to hold off Threlfell.

6181 Cody WILLIAMSON MAIDEN GULLY 120
Had an excellent win in the Maryborough Mile. Has come out 40m since this race last year and will seriously challenge. Top 3.

2801 Andrew PATTEN EAST MELBOURNE 140
An easy win last week off 110m at St Albans. Whilst not the biggest mile on the calendar, a sign that Patten is in some form. Though 140m may be too tight.

6772 Cameron BISHOP WANGARATTA 160
An infrequent racer.

6502 Phillip O'BRIEN FOREST HILL 170
Young O’Brien has a low 9minute 3km under his belt but may still lack experience racing pros. Has had his first win this season over the mile. If he can race smart and follow another runner (Spence/Lawson), he may finish in the places.

3038 David SPENCE ESSENDON 170
Consistent performances over the mile distance this year. A generous mark. Could challenge for the win.

6426 Joshua SAIT SHEPPARTON 180
A new runner to VAL.
3114 Corey LAWSON CLAYTON 220
Seen rarely this season in pros though racing frequently over the longer distances in amateurs. A shrewd runner, not to be discounted.

6013 Adrian PHELAN ESSENDON 230
Racing frequently this year though not getting quicker.

1365 Greg BARTON KILMORE 250
Loves a long race but has not improved his mark enough after his 09/10 stawell 2mile win.

5953 Luke GRAY OAK PARK 260
Another former Stawell 2mile winner. Not this year.
0263 Gordon MUIR WOODEND 260
A late start to the season though quickly finding his form. 3rd at Gippsland in 4.10 is ominous. Will need to find 5-8 more seconds.

0518 Phil NODEN JUNORTOUN 300
Not competitive enough this season to be considered.

2604 Arron DOWNES AIRPORT WEST 300
Only a few races for the rippled Downes. Will not have the speed to stay away.

0548 Matthew BATEMAN ALBERT PARK 360
After time away from the sport, Bateman has steadily improved. Though not quite there yet, expect a strong finish in a race later in the season

2022 David PAGE ELSTERNWICK 370
Another experienced Pro runner who knows when to find another gear (usually in big races). 3rd in the Ringwood mile, 2nd in the womens/vets Maryborough mile, and 4th in Gippsland mile in 4.12 suggest good form. Preferred for the Albury mile.

0183 Mark HIPWORTH HUGHESDALE 380
Has been performing well over shorter distances this season suggesting he will not be suited to the longer 2mile.

0115 Peter NODEN EAGLEHAWK 460
Managed 9:20 off 440m last year. Not this year.
6544 Rebecca CATO GLEN IRIS 500
Race will be too quick for Cato who will close to the front marker.

7239 Prue STANLEY 999
Unknown.

Predictions (in order)

Williamson, Cody
Threlfall, Brady
Murphy, Justin
Spence, David

2 Re: Wangaratta 3200m Preview on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:05 am

Ribera

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Good preview Dizzy.
Some extra info on the new runner to the VAL Josh Sait. He is the nephew of former VAL runner Kevin Sait. Whilst he is new to the VAL, he is well known in the pro cross country circuit having won 2 of his last 4 starts. He ran 62 mins for 10 mile/16k and 34 mins for 10k. Whilst a mile may be too short he is up to his neck in the 2 mile.
ps. check with your training buddies, they should be able to fill you in on Josh Smile

3 Re: Wangaratta 3200m Preview on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:14 am

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Oh when the SAIT.......Comes marching in,
Oh when the SAIT.....Comes marching iiiinnn,
Howww I want to have a bet on Joshy,
Oh when the SAIT comes marching in. drunken

apologies, couldn't help myself. affraid


4 Re: Wangaratta 3200m Preview on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:23 am

Ribera

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Also Dizzy Runner, ¿Por qué no dirige usted dos millas?

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