Andrea Dailly is on track to claim her second Golden Easter Egg (520m) title after qualifying three runners for next Saturday’s $250,000 to the winner event.
Dailly who last won the Golden Easter Egg in 2013 with Grigorieva Bale, took out three of the four semi-finals which headlined Wentworth Park’s meeting tonight (March 28).
First reserve, Dyna Nico which jumped from box four was the first of the Victorian trainer’s treble to qualify, spearing the lids to clock 5.29 to the first mark, before scooting away to a personal best time of 29.55. Opening semi final race favourite, Over Limit finished in second position, while National Futurity winner Zipping Midge finished in third.
In the second qualifier it was Dyna Double One which saluted from box one in 29.55 over Ronray Spirit which put in a gutsy performance to finish in second. Sisco Rage and Frost Yourself battled out the minor placings, with both runners to progress to the consolation next Saturday.
Speaking after the race Andrea Dailly said it was great to finally see Dyna Double One show his ability at the Glebe circuit.
“I am really pleased with that run tonight, the draw assisted, and hopefully he can do it again next week now,” Dailly said.
The Oaks based Owner - Trainer, Shaun Evans continued his fantastic weekend when Recruitment, prepared by Deborah Coleman won the third semi-final. Evans has already qualified runners in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Magic Maiden and New Sensation series for next Saturday night’s Finale spectacular. Leading virtually all the way, Recruitment beat home Hostile and Zipping Abby, while Xtreme Knocka finished in fourth.
Mutliple Group 1 finalist, Hostile was sadly injured at the conclusion of the semi final three, and was subsequently withdrawn from the box draw for the April 4 Final.
The final run off saw Fernando Bale continue his love affair with Wentworth Park, spearing the lids to clock 5.27 and an overall personal best and best of the night of 29.34. Jenny Hunt prepared Dawkins Bale steamed home for second, while Spacecraft and My Bro Fabio finished third and fourth respectively.
Box draw for the Golden Easter Egg is as follows
Box draw for the Group 3, Ambrosoli - Golden Easter Egg consolation