Victorian trainer Jason Thompson has capped a big week in greyhound racing, claiming his second Group 1 Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg. 

Having already secured Group 2 and Listed glory on Thursday evening at Sandown Park, Thompson was on a high when he hit the harbour city. 

Drawing box one in the $250,000 to the winner Final, Thompson's starter Moreira was well supported in wagering along with 2015 runner up Dawkins Bale. 

It was Hunter based Knight Sprite the first away at box rise, clocking 5.45 to the first mark, with Asa Killa Queen in hot pursuit. Asa Killa Queen taking up running through the pen, before the renowned strong finishers Brad Hill Billy and Moreira started to descend.

Rounding the home turn, Morieir clung to the rails and made the most of the draw, holding out Brad Hill Billy to just a neck on the line. Stopping the clock at 29.77, Moriera beat home Brad Hill Billy, with Knight Sprite finishing in third place. 

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Thompson, who won his first Golden Easter Egg title in 2012 with Don't Knocka Him, who also won from box one, said that the win was a great thrill like any race. 

"I think maybe from box two he may have had a similar run, but from anything wider than that, the result might not have been what it was.

"I was very thankful he drew the one and he used it,"Thompson said. 

"I wouldn't swap it for anything... it is a bit more special when you have to travel and I am just so proud and more proud of the dog," Thompson added. 

Hear the full post race interview with Jason Thompson here 

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In a big night at the Glebe circuit, Mark Giddings secured his first Group 1 victory when Lioness Lulu took out the 720m Association Cup in 42.21. 

Jumping smartly from box eight, Lioness Lulu lead throughout, with Whittaker rattling home from second, while Phantom Reign finished in third position. 

A thrilled Mark Giddings said that the $75,000 to the winner victory was something special. 

"I hope she can do it again," Giddings said. 

"This is just something else."

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Other support events on the program included: 

Group 3 Ambrosoli (Golden Easter Egg Consolation) taken out by Marley Bale (box 8) in 29.60

Group 3 New Sensation taken out by Tilly's Boy (box 7) in a close affair in 29.81

Group 3 Ladbrokes Magic Maiden taken out by Wicked Warrior (box 3) in 30.06

Listed Ultra Sense taken out by Hugo Boss (box 5) in 30.09

 

Trackside, a number of patrons walked away richer after a kids, teens and adults Egg n Spoon race. 

Pictures from the night are below:


   
 Group 3 Ambrosoli  Group 3 New Sensation  Group 3 Magic Maiden
     
 Listed Ultra Sense Life Members Stk won by Star Torana Kids & Teens after their Egg & Spoon Race
     
     

 

Wentworth Park returns with Group racing over the 720m next Saturday night, April 2 with heats of the Group 3 Gold Cup.