DAM Slippery, the NSW-owned but Queensland-trained winner of Friday night's Ladbrokes Richmond Oaks, will return to Wentworth Park for the heats of the group 1 Golden Easter Egg on April 6.

Dam Slippery was a gallant runner-up to Victoria's Circle Of Dreams in the group 1 National Futurity at headquarters on February 2.

Part-owner Michael Phillips secured Dam Slippery, who has now won 14 of 29 starts, through buying several brood bitches from western Sydney breeder Norm Becroft when he retired from the sport.

"Among my purchases was Go Mini Mouse, who was the 2011 Nowra Greyhound of the Year and the 2012 Country Challenge winner,'' Phillips said.

"Go Mini Mouse's third litter, sired by Dyna Double One, are particularly smart, as apart from Dam Slippery, they include Dam The Man, who has won two of his past three starts and the Peter Lagogiane-trained Double Back, who has won three from seven races.

"Although Dam Slippery is only tiny, just 24kg, she is the strongest bitch I have ever led to the starting boxes, she is really hard to hold.

"It is ironic that Dam Slippery has won the group 2 Richmond Oaks while Miss Splendamiro, which I also part-own and who is trained by David Geall, has been in six group race finals but taken out just a group 3, the Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park.

"While Dam Slippery's trainer Brett Hazelgrove is aiming at the Easter Egg with her, Miss Splendamiro is off to WA for the heats of the group 1 Perth Cup at Cannington on Saturday.''


UNBEATEN speedster Guiding Light could be headed for the group 3 New Sensation series at Wentworth Park following her third consecutive win at Richmond on Friday night.

Trained by Peter Rodgers for successful local breeder George Tyrpenou, Guiding Light overcame some early interference to win over 400m in 22.80.

When Guiding Light was 12 months old, Tyrpenou was heading overseas and asked Rodgers to educate and train her.

Although Guiding Light has not been tried beyond 400m, Rodgers is confident she will see out a solid 520m at Wentworth Park.

He ranks her as the fastest greyhound he has educated and believes breaking 15sec running home at the finish of a post-to-post trial at Richmond indicates she has the stamina to star beyond short course journeys.

George Tyrpenou raced Guiding Light's dam Faded Lilly, who won 12 of 28 starts.

A daughter of Cosmic Rumble, Faded Lilly's other progeny include last year's Temora Cup winner Nitro Blast, Taylor's Charm, a winner of 12 races, and Paul Roach's flying short courser Plus One, who has won three from four races.


CENTRAL Coast owner-trainer-breeder Lorraine Atchison credited fellow trainer Mark Bell after her greyhound Blueberry led throughout at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

It was Blueberry's second win in two Wentworth Park outings and took her record to five wins from 14 starts.

"Blueberry's big asset is her early pace,'' Atchison said.

"But I bred her through advice from Mark Bell, who has trained greyhounds on my behalf.

"I had raced a Brett Lee bitch called Sheike, who was injured and retired after recording a win and a couple of placings from a handful of starts.

"Mark contacted me and suggested I mate Sheike with his former champion sprinter Go Wild Teddy.

"He reckoned that by crossing Sheike with Go Wild Teddy I could not miss out on getting pups which can run, and Blueberry is the result of his advice.''