American import staying star, Lucy Wires, will look to stake her claim at a second Wentworth Park staying title, after drawing box one in the opening heat of the 720m Schweppes Summer Cup on Saturday night.

Prepared by Victorian trainer, Robert Britton, Lucy Wires claimed the Sydney Cup back in October before finishing second to kennelmate Cheetah Zorro in last Thursday night’s Group 1 Bold Trease at Sandown Park.

The consistent strong finisher will again relish the 720m distance and opportunity to flash late in the piece. Lucy Wires will meet 2012 Schweppes Summer Cup champion Bell Haven, drawn favourably in box eight, as well as Smart Valentino and Infinite Wish.

Bell Haven was desperately unlucky in her heat of the Bold Trease at Sandown, while Smart Valentino finished third in the same series in his return to racing following an injury. Box draw for the opening heat is:

Race 6 - SCHWEPPES Summer Cup Heat 1

9:15 PM

NG

720 Metres

$6000-1700-850

Box

 

Last 4

Greyhound

Trainer

Best Time T/D

1

4112

LUCY WIRES

Robert Britton

42.50

2

1362

DYNA WERRIBEE

Steven Collins

NBT

3

2133

SMART VALENTINO

Mark Swift

41.88

4

2475

INFINITE WISH

Angela Langton

42.34

5

3641

WIRADJURI RUSH

Vadim Roz

42.56

6

2612

HOTWIRE

Graeme Barnett

42.38

7

2673

MY ASUNCION

Adele Powell

42.76

8

2524

BELL HAVEN

Edward Medhurst

41.88

The second heat features in form stayer, Cawbourne Looney which recently cracked the 42 second barrier for the journey.

Recent Wentworth Park winners Suits Us, Set To Shine and Seven Straight also feature in the second heat.

Wheeler kennel representative, Dyna Willow, also gets the opportunity to put her mark on the Wentworth Park staying scene. Having drawn box six, with a vacant box to her inside, Dyna Willow has been performing consistently in strong Victorian company of recent months.

The box draw for heat two of the Schweppes Summer Cup is:

Race 7 - SCHWEPPES Summer Cup Heat 2

9:35 PM

NG

720 Metres

$6000-1700-850

Box

 

Last 4

Greyhound

Trainer

Best Time T/D

1

2116

SEVEN STRAIGHT

Jeffrey Cumming

42.56

2

5421

SUITS US

Kenneth Burnett

42.45

3

2312

MY FRIEND MITCH

Adele Powell

42.80

4

5412

MELLIE JAYNE

David Sundstrom

43.02

5

VACANT

6

7541

DYNA WILLOW

Steven Collins

NBT

7

1141

CAWBOURNE LOONEY

Jodie Lord

41.92

8

5818

SET TO SHINE

Robert Mumford

42.25

First race for Saturday’s meeting is at 7.28pm, with gates open at 5.30pm.

Further inquiries can be made with the NSW GBOTA, Operations Manager, Ellen Dwyer on 0403 802 022