2014 Group Two Bob Payne Spring Sprint Final Preview

Eight talented greyhounds will line up in tonight’s Group Two Bob Payne Spring Sprint Final, with the winner set to collect $40,000 for connections.

Victorian runner Allen Deed sizzled around the Wentworth Park circuit last week in 29.43 and will exit from box four tonight for trainer Andrea Dailly. After getting off to a slow start, the son of Jarvis Bale and Greta Bale accelerated away in the back straight, clocking a blistering run home of 11.51.

Recent Group One Dapto Megastar winner Tommy Brislane continued his winning ways last week, leading all the way in 29.64. Megastar runner up Ritza Hattie returned to the winners circle, narrowly defeating Rue De Kahn in 29.75.

The box draw will play its usual part in tonight’s final, with Ritza Hattie and Tommy Brislane coming across from wide draws. Rue De Kahn has drawn ideally near the rails, whilst Allen Deed will need to avoid trouble exiting from box four. After returning to his best last week, Evil Punk will figure at the finish and can post smart time at this track.

The final will be run and won at 9.57pm.

Box 1
Race Odds
$15.00
Heat Replay
Asia’s Babe
Trainer
Marie Burton
Owner
Raymond Gold
Prizemoney
$22,560
Last 10 Starts
6367261241
30 Months Black Bitch by Cosmic Rumble Kenso Rain
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $626.67 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
36 10 9 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
28% 64%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 2 2
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 2 0
ARG Comment: Ran a super race last week after gaining a start as second reserve. Does run very wide, but has good early pace and if she gets some luck, can figure at the finish.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.80 29.88 5.39 5.44
Box 2
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$117,900
Last 10 Starts
2163232152
31 Months White & Blue Fawn Bitch by Where’s Pedro Shelbourne Dawn
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $3,684.38 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
32 10 8 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 3 5 1
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 3 2
Comments: Dean Swain (Trainer) – “I was really happy with her performance last week, getting so close to winning. I’m glad she has drawn box two thats exactly what I wanted and now she gets her chance. I’ve kept her fresh this week and i’m hoping she can begin well and get through the first turn.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.64 29.78 5.40 5.40
Box 3
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Evil Punk
Trainer
James Coyle
Owner
James Coyle
Prizemoney
$85,850
Last 10 Starts
4251151222
36 Months Black Dog by Collision Punk Angel
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,619.81 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
53 14 14 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
26% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 5 7 4
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2 0
Comments: James Coyle (Trainer) – “After being sick I was so pleased with his run last week to get that close. He will be a lot better this week and I’m happy with his box draw. Hopefully he can get through the first turn and get his chance.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.70 29.81 5.40 5.46
Box 4
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
Allen Deed
Trainer
Andrea Dailly
Owner
Janice Wheeler
Prizemoney
$108,010.00
Last 10 Starts
8112151211
33 Months Black Dog by Jarvis Bale Greta Bale
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $2,842.37 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 17 8 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 1 0
ARG Comment: Was the stand out performer of the heats last week, clocking 29.43. Will have to overcome a difficult box draw and get some clear room heading into the back, but if he’s anywhere near the front runners, will storm home at the finish.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.43 29.43 5.48 5.48
Box 5
Race Odds
$11.00
Heat Replay
Yogi Blue
Trainer
Peter O’Reilly
Owner
P & A O’Reilly
Prizemoney
$73,230
Last 10 Starts
1153541612
41 Months Blue Dog by Cool Effort Opal Assassin
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $976.40 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
75 23 13 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
31% 61%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 1 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 2 2 0
Comments: Ran a brilliant race last week to finish second behind Allen Deed in flying time and can ping the lids again from box five to run a cheeky race, but he will need to find some strength at the finish.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.01 30.01 5.39 5.39
Box 6
Race Odds
$2.50
Heat Replay
Tommy Brislane
Trainer
Steve White
Owner
Geoff Slattery
Prizemoney
$122,340
Last 10 Starts
1115112211
24 Months Black Dog by Premier Fantasy Mary Virginia
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $8156.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 11 2 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
% %
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 8 2 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: Steve White (Trainer) – “He’s fit and well after last weeks hiccup in the catching pen and will need luck from the six box. I’m hoping he can begin as well as he has been of late.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.51 29.64 5.32 5.32
Box 7
Race Odds
$151.00
Heat Replay
Hayden Hair
Trainer
Peter Quinton
Owner
Peter Quinton
Prizemoney
$38,175.00
Last 10 Starts
1158232282
44 Months Black Dog by Paddy’s Flame Offangorn
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $615.73 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
62 12 17 10
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
19% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
15 3 3 2
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 1 3 2
ARG Comment: Ran the race of his life last week to finish second behind Asia’s Babe at big odds. Is suited better over more distance, however look for him to be running home at the finish.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.07 30.07 5.54 5.61
Box 8
Race Odds
$4.75
Heat Replay
Ritza Hattie
Trainer
Mark Gatt
Owner
Mark Gatt
Prizemoney
$171,260
Last 10 Starts
4233112621
34 Months Black Bitch by Bombastic Shiraz Midnight Flare
Start Fast Running Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5.708.67 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
30 15 9 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
50% 93%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 5 3 3
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Comments: Mark Gatt (Trainer): “I was really happy with how she went last week. After having such a long spell it was good to see her begin well and get on the bunny. I’m expecting her to go well again, but she will need to ping from the eight to get across.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.47 29.75 5.33 5.36