Boom provincial speedster Zipping Tayla makes her much anticipated Wentworth Park debut on Saturday night but trainer Jason Mackay has warned "she is no good thing.''
Zipping Tayla, who has won her past three races over 515m at Ladbrokes Gardens in fast times, has box five in race seven, the Tonkin Drysdale Partners Stakes, a 520m fifth grade.
"She has clocked initial splits of 4.95 and 5.02 in her three recent wins at The Gardens and on those figures Zipping Tayla is capable of being the pacemaker,'' Mackay said.
"But box five is a worry for a novice greyhound like her.
"Aston Ginger, who has box four, has good early speed and Zippy Ethics, who has drawn six, can also get out of the boxes smartly.
"Lack of Wentworth Park experience won't be a problem for Zipping Tayla because I have given her a couple of trials there but the draw has me worried.''
Friskey, who boasts the remarkable tally of 16 wins from 25 starts, is another provincial sprinter making her Wentworth Park debut on Saturday night.
Friskey has box six in the Woy Woy Football Club Stakes, a 520m fifth grade, and is expected to make a bold bid to lead all the way.
But her connections believe her prospects will be far brighter if the track surface is fast.
Kim Mulrine, whose husband Andrew trains Friskey, said: "She had a post to post trial at Wenty ages ago and while she only recorded ordinary time the track was very slow.
"That was when Andrew was stepping Friskey up from short course racing and she is stronger now because she led all the way to win twice over 515m at Ladbrokes Gardens last month.
"We think she will go all right but we are hoping for a fast track, which suits front-runners like Friskey.''
Dandy Dale has won just one from seven Wentworth Park starts but trainer Stuart Hazlett believes his dog is boxed to enhance that record in Saturday's Lucky Girl Caitlin Classic, a 520m fifth grade.
At his most recent race Dandy Dale began brilliantly from box seven to lead throughout in a 520m fifth grade Dapto, clocking a nippy 30.15sec.
"I liked him drawn wide at Dapto but Wenty is a vastly different course and there I prefer Dandy Dale drawn closer to the fence,'' Hazlett said.
"Box three looks nearly perfect and if he begins as quickly as he did at Dapto he should run a big race.''
Hazlett also has Tammy Parker in box six in the 720m Ladbrokes Monthly Medal final, a 720m novice event worth $9200 to the winner.
"I wanted Tammy Parker drawn close to the rails and from box six she will need to come out running,'' Hazlett said.
Tigers Gold, who flashed home along the rails to win his heat, looks good value in this event.
Veloce Tesoro and Blinken Gone have strong prospects of winning a double at Wentworth Park on Saturday for their trainer, Kembla Grange-based Ruth King.
Veloce Tesoro, who has box two in race one, finished third to Fantastic Winnie and Catch The Love at his only Wentworth Park outing and Catch The Love won brilliantly at his next start in town.
Blinken Gone, who has box one in race four, a 520m fifth grade, trounced a top grade lineup at Dapto at his latest race on August 2.
Best Bet Veloce Tesoro (race 1)
Best Value Blinken Gone (race 4)
Quaddie race 5 - 4, 5, 3
Race 6 - 7, 6, 4
Race 7 - 5, 2, 1
Race 8 - 8, 4
$20 for 37.03%