2017 Doddi's Dash - Form Guide Ver 5.1


2016 Doddi's Dash!

The count down continues, with less than 10 or 11 sleeps to go before the 2017 Mandurah Masters Doddi's Dash on Sat 18 November.

This week sees the official start of the spring carnival with punters (and handicappers) casting their eye over the results of Doddi's Dash warm up events like the SWA Cottesloe 1.25km and Augusta Adventure Race.

The latest updated form guide sees a classy field of 46 taking shape with some scratchings, new entries and updates on some runners form. As usual, handicaps remain subject to market fluctuations and do not bear any relationship to swimming ability.


2017 Doddi's Dash - Updated Handicaps and Form Guide Version 5.1

Track: Wet, Cold, Bumpy & Salty

1 Neil Aitken - 0:00 - 100-1

Has shown marked improvement in response to some tough love and the threat of the whip from trainer Gerry. Needs to wean himself off the flippers!

2 Gerry Green - 0:00 - 100-1 Silver fox! Has been racing "unco" for the last year, getting back to into some good two arm form. May only be running on behalf of betting syndicate to pace stable mate Neil into the race or maybe the Silver Fox is planning a double bluff and Neil will pace Gerry for the win!

3 Michelle Marinovich - 2:00 - 100-1 Yet to race this season, but in good shape under new trainer. Recently, in the prize money at Royal Show, but not sure which event? Has been seen passing a brown paper bag to handicapper!

4 Jan Boddy - 2:15 - 100-1

Hard Core Swimmer! Attending secret training camp. Track work improving, if swimming form is as good as dancing will be there abouts.

5 Marta Daniel - 3:30 - 100-1

Just entered. Previously raced at NSW country meets. Can not get enough hard work, so training with both the MB and BP stables, may also be training with Peel and Mandurah Swim Clubs! Handicappers will be watching!

6 Ann Ferguson - 3:30 - 100-1

Raced well in Greece, despite not being seen at the training track. Well supported in the betting by grandchildren. Sue Mc has given her a copy of her secret dancing training program, which should pay dividends (10x100 Jive on 1:50??)

7 Rosemary Green - 3:20 - 100-1

Recently knocked up 3,000,000 km on a Sunday morning, so 1 km will not worry this chatty Mare. May be late starter but will be there at the end.

8 Lyn McPhail - 3:20 - 100-1

Well credentialed mare. Has been given exemption to race breast stroke, so those few who are able to should give her a wide berth.

9 Cathy Isbister - 3:40 - 100-1

Well trained and another from the BP stable that will attract money with this handicap. One for the lady punters, nice as pie before the start but is prone to an attack of white line fever.

10 Sue McDonald - 4:35 - 100-1

Raced and danced well in Greece, but looking to improve with new grueling dance training program from Head Dancer MB (Aerobic set: 4x200 Pride of Erin to warm up then 2x100 Cha Cha - sprint first 25, then 2x100 Rumba - hard - with one hand resting on your butt!).

11 Linda Ray - 5:10 - 100-1

Not seen racing much, but has been unusually nice to handicapper recently?

12 Jim Pattison - 5:30 - 100-1 Stable mate of Kirk, with good recent form in Greece. May swim in his birthday suit to celebrate the occasion!

13 Greg Cockram - 5:30 - 100-1 Early morning track form has not gone unnoticed. Rumours are he is seeking out dodgy vet for some "special" assistance, will definitely be swabbed if in the money! Taking time off work to train for the Dash!

14 Deb Bloor - 5:30 - 100-1

Odds on favourite for fashion prize, intense cross training regime is paying dividends. If not swimming in stockings, well worth considering along with Ingrid for the Fashion and Dash Double.

15 Jane Thomas - 5:40 - 100-1

Showing the benefit of new training regime, could be a smokey if not swimming backstroke. Swam at Cottesloe warm-up event and finished just outside top 10 female Super-legends in WA.

16 Helen Cahill - 5:40 - 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. Reportedly seen training with stable mate John on Sunday mornings!

17 Pauline Wingate - 6:00 - 100-1

Champion mare, improving and moving up the field accordingly. Now starting to put in some serious work down at Doddi's track, but may be a ruse as she is part of a syndicate financing Gerda's entry.

18 Deb Brown - 6:10 - 100-1

Still in a spin after Greece carnival, where her form was better off track than on. Needs to focus on swimming rather than new stallion in the paddock next door.

19 David Ralph - 6:40 - 100-1

Starting show promise after putting in some solid swims on the course. New yoga training program has him supple as a willow! Nearly back to his best in recent track form!