2017 Doddi's Dash - Form Guide Ver 2

With only six weeks to go entries for the 2017 Mandurah Masters Doddi's Dash are flooding in and organisers may have to look at limiting numbers, particularly for the fashion parade. So get in quick!

Among the entries received so far are a few swimmers who did not compete last year or are competing this year while still recovering from injury. In addition, some recent tanking has caught the handicappers attention. Accordingly, handicaps remain very fluid with some updating of the form guide and handicaps proving necessary:

2017 Doddi's Dash - Preliminary Handicaps and Form Guide Version 2

Track: Wet, Cold, Bumpy & Salty

1 Neil Aitken - 0:00 - 100-1

First run in this event. Stablemate of Gerry, trains regularly, will take some catching on this handicap, those in the know suspect is that he is tanking to boost odds

2 Michelle Marinovich - 2:50 - 100-1 Yet to race this season, under raced mare from the BP stable where she is performing well in track work

3 Jan Boddy - 3:05 - 100-1

Perky mare, injured in an off-track fall, but back in harness, connections insist she is a starter, the Vet not so sure

4 Greg Cockram - 4:05 - 100-1

Will attract money if this handicap remains. Plans to race full time on hold - again!

5 Pauline Wingate - 4:05 - 100-1

Champion mare, proven performer even though recent form only on short flat heated tracks

6 Mandy Kelly - 4:20 - 100-1

First run in this event. Lightly raced mare, part of the MB stables where she trains well, but may struggle on bumpy track

7 Ann Ferguson - 4:20 - 100-1

Raced well in Greece, despite not being seen at the training track. Well supported in the betting by grandchildren

8 Cathy Isbister - 4:30 - 100-1

Well trained and another from the BP stable that will attract money with this handicap

9 Sue McDonald - 5:25 - 100-1

Raced and danced well in Greece

10 Linda Ray - 6:00 - 100-1

Could be in the money, if prevented from pulling out part way

11 Deb Bloor - 6:00 - 100-1

Odds on favourite for fashion prize, recent Greece form will see this mare racing in better company

12 Jane Thomas - 6:25 - 100-1

Showing the benefit of new training regime, could be a smokey if not swimming backstroke.

13 Helen Cahill - 6:50 - 100-1

May race or May not race - depends on the day, did not remain on previous handicap for long given the improvement shown since last season and joining BP stables

14 Deb Brown - 6:55 - 100-1

Still in a spin after Greece carnival, where her form was better off track than on

15 David Ralph - 7:30 - 100-1

Interrupted preparation, recent overseas form unknown, has been seen recently walking the course

16 Brett Johnston - 7:30 - 100-1

Racing regularly, worth a flutter (oranges not accepted for bribes!)

17 Rod Baker - 7:50 - 100-1

Spending too much time at stud to be a serious contender

18 Paul Jacklin - 8:30 - 100-1

Can be disruptive in the stalls, serious contender

19 Susan Giles - 8:35 -100-1

Raced lightly, distance will suit, recent form suggests she may need to see the whip to get her best

20 Jenny Crake - 8:45 - 100-1

Stablemate of Steve Crake, however this should not influence betting

21 Wayne (Spud) Hurtado - 8:45 - 100-1

First run in this event. Untrained and badly behaved gelding, recently banned from racing in Greece, Spain, Ireland and UK

22 Narelle Gillmore - 8:45 - 100-1

Well trained and behaved mare, darling of the MB and BP stables, Greece form would suggest she could feature

23 Ken Isbister - 8:50 - 100-1

Another from the BP stable, recent track work has not escaped the eye of the handicapper, still a big chance