Racing on Saturday, March 28 will be at its best, with Wentworth Park to host four sensational Group 1 Golden Easter Egg (520m) semi-finals and three dazzling Group 1 Association Cup (720m) heats.
The culmination of the best sprinter and stayers on one meeting, is a spectacular of
racing not to be missed.
Saturday’s program at Wentworth Park opens with the first of three Ultra Sense heats, with heats two and three will close out the program. The Ultra Sense series will carry $15,000 to the final winner on April 4, with the likes of Rare Pearl, Gorham Bale, Father Skeeta,
Margins and Quartz Bale featuring in the series.
Race two will see the opening heat of the $75,000 to the winner, Association Cup, which last year saw the 720m track record broken by Xylia Allen in the heats.
Heat one features last start winner Tuavasa Shek, drawn in box one, while Luzaka Icon has drawn well in box eight. Mullaway, drawn in box six, returns to Wentworth Park after breaking the Albion Park 600m track record on Thursday (March 19).
2014 Association Cup winner, Sweet It Is, makes her return to racing in the second heat, drawing box two. The strong qualifier also features Zipping Rory (box one), Starc (box six) and Lady Toy (box five) which was impressive on debut at the Glebe circuit on March 14, when she clocked 41.85.
The final heat also shapes as a tough affair with Group race winners Space Star (box six), Luna Jinx (box three) and Zipping Maggie (box seven) all featuring. Box draw for the Association Cup will take place trackside following race five.
Following the three Association Cup heats, the four semi-finals of the Golden Easter Egg then take centre stage. First two from each semi-final will progress to the April 4, Easter Saturday, $250,000 to the winner final, while third and fourth placegetters will progress to the Group 3 Ambrosoli.
After clocking 29.45 on debut at the track, Over Limit headlines the opening semi-final. Drawing box eight, the Paul Stuart prepared chaser meets fellow heat winners My Boy Snoop (box one) and Bad Boy Sniper (box four). A very even field, Gosford Cup winner Ritza Hattie (box seven) and National Futurity winner Zipping Midge (box three) also jump in the first semi-final.
Group 1 Ladbrokes Paws of Thunder and Melbourne Cup winner, Dyna Villa returned to form last Saturday night, continuing his unbeaten record from box eight. In this weekend’s semi-final, the Jenny Hunt prepared runner will jump from box six, and meets fellow heat winners Zola Icon (box three) and Ronray Spirit (box four).
Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly will both looking to have Dyna Double One capitalise on the good box draw to keep the hope of a second Golden Easter Egg title alive. Dailly’s Dyna Double One was impressive in his second behind Over Limit in the heats, and has drawn box one in Saturday’s semi-final.
Australian Cup finalist Recruitment has come up with box one in the third of the semi-finals, while joint fastest heat winner Hostile has drawn box eight. 2012 Golden Easter Egg winning trainer, Jason Thompson will be looking for heat winner Xtreme Knocka to make the most of the box two draw, and give Thompson a hope of winning his second Golden Easter Egg victory.
The final qualifier is a red hot race with Fernando Bale (pictured) drawn in box five, while fellow heat winner Dawkins Bale has drawn box one. The final semi-final feature five Group 1 winners, including Temlee and Perth Cup winner, My Bro Fabio who scrapped into the semi-finals after finishing fourth in his heat.
Racing this Saturday night is shaping as one of the best nights Wentworth Park has seen. Full box draws are available on TheDogs and Wentworth Park websites. Gates will open at 5.30pm on Saturday, with patrons able to go in the draw to win $1000 on Saturday, April 4 (conditions apply).