The 2015 Golden Easter Egg series won’t leave race goers disappointed with a sensational ten race card set for Saturday night (March 21) at Wentworth Park.
In its 26th year, the Group 1, three week series continues to attract the highest calibre of nominations from across Australia with recent Australian Cup winner Luca Neveelk and Temlee winner My Bro Fabio among the A list names drawn. With $250,000 to go to the overall winner on Easter Saturday, April 4, the Golden Easter Egg remains one of the most sought after events in greyhound racing.
Saturday’s opening heat features Group 1 Ladbrokes Paws of Thunder winner Dyna Villa, drawn in box eight, where he won the January feature, Dyna Villa, is looking to bounce back to form after a string of seconds in recent starts. He meets NSW hopefuls Lani Banarni and Are Jai Que who can both offer early pace in the event.
After taking out the Group 2 Richmond Derby last Friday (March 13), Quasi Bale will line up from box one in the second heat. An even event, this heat also features in form Spacecraft and The Meadows track record holder Allen Deed.
Heat three sees the appearance of Group 1 Temlee and Perth Cup winner My Bro Fabio, who trialed at the Glebe venue last Saturday night, clocking a sensational 29.37 before the first (see here). Seeking back to back Golden Easter Egg’s Brooke and Jamie Ennis’ star meets Keybow (box six) and NSW sprinter I’m Pedro (box seven) among others.
Recent Rookie Rebel winner Cosmic Wise headlines heat four, drawing box four, while last start winners Zipping Carter (box three) and Whittaker (box seven) are drawn well to be competitive in the series.
Trainer of Zipping Carter, Jason Mackay said that he was pleased with the son of Mandagery Man x Pink Bandana’s most recent Wentworth Park start, when he clocked 29.64 and is now primed for the Golden Easter Egg series.
“He (Zipping Carter) went well last week, and he needed to draw inside, so box three gives him that chance,” Mackay said following the box draw.
One of the toughest events of the night comes in race six with Anything Less, Dyna Double One, Zipping Oscar, Chica Destacada and Lamia Bale all lining up. X factor can also come from La Grand Logie or Over Limit who are also drawn in this event. A cannot miss affair.
National Derby winner Fernando Bale has drawn box six in the seventh heat of the night. Another strong field, Australian Cup finalist Recruitment also features along with the likes of Azza Azza Azza, Quartz Bale and Awesome Project.
The final leg of the quaddie, is another strong race with Australian Cup placegetter Hostile (box one), Gosford Cup winner Ritza Hattie (box two), National Futurity second placegetter Spring Leaf (box eight) and Zipping Willow. Hostile trialled prior to last Saturday’s (March 14) meeting clocking 29.63.
Race nine is an even event which includes Group 1 Paws of Thunder finalist Bad Boy Sniper and National Futurity finalist Weblec Belle. Wentworth Park regulars Bessy Boo and Queen Esther also line up in the penultimate race.
The final qualifier features National Futurity winner Zipping Midge as well as 2014 Golden Easter Egg finalist Magic Display.
All placegetters will progress to the four semi-finals on March 28, with fourth placings make up final semi spots and reserves. All is now set in readiness for NSW’s flagship event, gates open at 5.30pm this Saturday, with first race to go at 7.28pm.
Full copy of the fields is available by clicking here
Further inquiries can be made with the NSW GBOTA, Operations Manager, Ellen Harris on 0403 802 022.