Not even the constant rain could stop the Fernando Bale show, as the star chaser showed his continual love for the Wentworth Park circuit, leading all the way to win the 2015 Golden Easter Egg.
Stopping the clock at 29.48, Fernando Bale off box eight claimed a 4 1/4 length win over Dawkins Bale and Dyna Nico, with the faultless beginner not missing a beat to clock a 5.33 first section to lead the field at the first turn and inevitably claim the $250,000 winner’s cheque.
In a big night for the Wheeler family, Paul Wheeler owned and bred the winner and second place getter, while son Brendan finished third with Dyna Nico. The victory the third for the Wheeler family with Radley Bale winning in 2011, while Grigorieva Bale won in 2013.
Speaking after the race, Brendan Wheeler said Fernando Bale continued to be the ultimate professional and it was a credit to everything the trainers do.
“We can’t thank our trainers enough, they all do a sensational job and we are just so proud to have won the 2015 Golden Easter Egg,” Wheeler said.
In a big night at the Glebe Circuit, the Paul Wheeler owned and bred, Lamia Bale took out the Group 3 Ambrosoli in an all the way performance. Clocking 29.90 in her victory over Spacecraft and Zipping Abby.
Space Star continued his fantastic form winning the Group 1 AAA Radiator Specialists Association Cup. In a fantastic display of staying prowess, Space Star was able to run down early leader Lady Toy in the final strides, while Zipping Felix rattled home for an impressive third placing.
Both trainer Robert Britton, and owner Michael Ivers, spoke of how proud they were of Space Stars effort and his ability to continually compete at the highest level.
In other races, Flash Earner won the $15,000 Ultra Sense for Shayne and Annette Fleming, giving the family one of their biggest thrills in the sport. Chasing The Line for Loren Harbone won the Life Members Stk, and Bessy Boo returned to form in the Ladbrokes Monthly Medal Jackpot.
Group 3 Ladbrokes Magic Maiden winner Black Bear Lee returned the faith in owners when he took out the $25,000 to the winner event over Zipping Meg and Down Every Road. After knocking back big offers mid week, the Ruth Matic prepared chaser speared the lids to clock 30.27.
Alan and Christine Proctor had a night to remember taking out the Group 3 New Sensation with Lord Gee. Developed as an up and comers event, for greyhounds 27 months of age and under with limited wins and start, Lord Gee jumped smartly and led virtually throughout to beat Aphorism and Tiggerlong Katut.
Wentworth Park returns to feature racing on April 18, with the Group 3 Gold Cup for stayers. Further information can be obtained from Operations Manager, Ellen Harris on 0403802022