The main feature this Saturday night at The Meadows will be the Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee, worth $145,000.
Each of the eight runners over the Australian Cup distance of 525m have a chance of winning as evidenced by the market. In what will be a good guide for who to follow throughout the Australian Cup series, the Temlee brings together the best eight sprinters in the country.
To view each runner in detail please see below.
TEMLEE RUNNERS ANALYSED
September 2010 Spiral Nikita x Miss Yap
Trainer: Steve McKenna Owner: Anthony Forte
Starts: 31: 17-5-2 Meadows PB: 29.94s
Prizemoney: $168,420 TAB Odds: $3.70 Favourite
Group race honours: Winner Group 2 Geelong Cup, 3rd Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
Meadows record: 6: 4-1-0
Hurunui Hitman is favourite with TAB to win the Group 1 Temlee on Saturday night.
October 2009 Premier Fantasy x Lovely Craves It
Trainer: Ben Abercrombie Owner: Damon Fardig
Starts: 67: 38-12-5 Meadows PB: First Start Here
Prizemoney: $269,735 TAB Fixed Odds: $5.50
Group race honours: Won Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation (2012), 3rd Group 1 Perth Cup (2013)
Meadows Record: First Start Here
Hot Irish is WA’s best sprinter and looks well drawn in the Group 1 Temlee
July 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Teeze
Trainer: Kelvyn Greenough Owner: Anthony Lockett
Starts: 21: 14-4-2 Meadows PB: 29.89s
Prizemoney: $170,175 TAB Fixed Odds: $4.00
Group race honours: Winner Group 1 Silver Chief, 3rd Group 1 Vic Peters, Finalist Group 1 Perth Cup.
Meadows Record: 5: 3-2-0
Renegade Chief is the most recent Group 1 winner at The Meadows.
November 10 Knocka Norris x Sonnet’s Image
Trainer: Jason Thompson Owner: John Macri
Career: 17: 10-1-3 Meadows PB: 29.59s
Prizemoney: $94,431 TAB Fixed Odds: $8.50
Group race honours: Winner Group 2 Great Chase, Finalist Group 2 Cranbourne Cup and Group 2 Warragul Cup
Meadows record: 4: 2-0-1
10 per cent of Boris Fields’ prizemoney goes to community group Your Respite Options as a result of his Great Chase victory
September 10 Collision x Exceptional
Trainer: John Finn Owner: Davis Guthrie Syndicate
Starts: 19: 8-2-4 Meadows PB: First Start Here
Prizemoney: $117,920 TAB Fixed Odds: $14.00
Group race honours: Won Group 1 Paws of Thunder
Meadows Record: First start here
Sheikha is New South Wales’ only representative and won the Group 1 Paws of Thunder.
July 2010 Nitro Burst x Proven Cobalt
Trainer: Jason Thompson Owner: McGrath Syndicate
Starts: 37: 20-5-7 Meadows PB: 29.59s
Prizemoney: $138,540 TAB Fixed Odds: $5.50
Group race honours: Won Group 1 Vic Peters, Group 3 Shootout, 3rd Group 1 Adelaide Cup, Finalist Group 1 Melbourne Cup, Group 1 Brisbane Cup, Group 1 Silver Chief.
Meadows record: 6: 4-0-1
The Temlee will be Proven Nitro’s sixth Group 1 final and his second in 2013
August 09 Flying Stanley (US) x Incoherent
Trainer: Tony Brett Owner: Velocity Lodge Partnership
Career: 54: 29-9-2 Meadows PB: 29.69s
Prizemoney: $470,727 TAB Fixed Odds: $5.50
Group race honours: Winner Group 1 Brisbane Cup (2011), Group 1 Winter Cup, Second Group 1 Melbourne Cup, Group 1 National Sprint Championship, Group 1 Brisbane Cup (2012), Group 1 Silver Chief, Group 3 Gold Coast Cup, third Group 1 Temlee (2012).
Meadows record: 6: 2-1-1
Glen Gallon will take his prizemoney beyond $500k if successful this Saturday night.
October 2010 Bombastic Shiraz x Hello Sienna
Trainer: Sandra Collins Owner: Sandra Collins
Starts: 30: 15-5-2 Meadows PB: 30.11s
Prizemoney: $105,220 TAB Fixed Odds: $21.00
Group race honours: Winner Group 2 Cranbourne Cup
Meadows record: 4: 2-0-0
Cintiarna leads the field on her way to her victory in the Cranbourne Cup.