2014 Group Three Christmas Gift Final Preview

The final group race of the year at Wentworth Park will be run and won on Saturday night, with Zipping Willow the early favourite to notch up yet another victory at the track. Trainer Jason Mackay will be looking to keep his talented chaser’s superb run of form going, as she looks to notch up her fourth straight win and twentieth career win at the track.

Doreen Drynan’s Chica Destacada was the fastest heat winner last week and is suitably drawn in box one, provided she begins cleanly and matches Zipping Willow early on. After finishing second in the Group One Melbourne Cup, the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Eluthra oozed confidence last week and should challenge this field.

Last year’s winner Double Twist went onto win the coveted NSW Greyhound of the Year title, with both of these greyhounds certain to be mentioned when the nominees for this year’s award are announced.

Successful connections will take home $25,000 in prize money, with the final to jump at 9.48pm EDST.

Box 1
Race Odds
$2.80
 
 
Chica Destacada
Trainer
Doreen Drynan
Owner
Dee and Pee Syndicate
Prizemoney
$271,355
Last 10 Starts
1115682121
May-12   Black   Bitch   by   Cosmic Rumble Eluthra
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $8,222.88 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 13 6 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
16 8 2 2
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Kerry Drynan (Kennel Representative): “She missed the start a bit last week and will have to improve on that from box one. Zipping Willow is the danger, but i’m just hoping she can begin well and be up there early on.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.49 29.77 5.33 5.42
Box 2
Race Odds
$15
 
 
Peter’s Pick
Trainer
John Callaughan
Owner
Peter Henry
Prizemoney
$40,655
Last 10 Starts
3312652232
Nov-11   White & Black   Dog   by   Made To Size Tina’s Shadow
Start Average Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,231.97 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
33 15 7 6
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
45% 85%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 2 1
ARG Comment: Ran the race of his life last week to finish second behind Chica Destacada at big odds. Is drawn perfectly to get a nice run again and if he gets some luck is a good place chance.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.22 30.22 5.57 5.57
Box 3
Race Odds
$13
 
 
Zipping Angel
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$26,620
Last 10 Starts
5325133521
Jan-12   Black   Bitch   by   Dyna Lachlan Agent Gibbs
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,331 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 7 4 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
11 4 1 2
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 1 0
Cam Hallinan (Owner Representative): “We are hoping that she can hold out Chica Destacada at the first turn and give Zipping Willow a clear run.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.73 29.95 5.41 5.41
Box 4
Race Odds
$21
 
 
Jumble
Trainer
Craig Chappelow
Owner
Redliner Syn
Prizemoney
$11,385
Last 10 Starts
1424132122

Oct-12

  Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Surpassing
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $569.25 Rating 75
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 4 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 1 2 2
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 1 1
ARG Comment: Flew out from box five last week to lead until being tackled in the home straight by Cawbourne Kayono. Should be in the middle early on, but will need to find something at the finish to match some of these strong greyhounds.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.91 30.21 5.44 5.52
Box 5
Race Odds
$6.00
 
 
Rue De Kahn
Trainer
Dean Swain
Owner
Michael Laffey
Prizemoney
$136,300
Last 10 Starts
 
Feb-12   White & Blue Fwn   Bitch   by   Where’s Pedro Shelbourne Dawn
Start Good Running Rail Finish

Good

Prizemoney Rating $3,586.84 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38 12 10 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 4 7 1
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
       

Dean Swain – Trainer: “I think she has a good chance, she is a class act and I think the box isn’t all bad. She needed the run last week, so will be improved for Saturday. It’s a fantastic field and i’m proud to be a part of it.”

Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last

29.64

30.17 5.40 5.52
Box 6
Race Odds
$1.90
 
 
Zipping Willow
Trainer
Jason Mackay
Owner
M & F Hallinan
Prizemoney
$185,570
Last 10 Starts
1724114111
Jun-11   Black   Bitch   by   Goodesy Sirocco Lass
Start Fast Running Rail Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,787.14 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
49 33 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
67% 86%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
26 20 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 4 2 0
Cam Hallinan (Owner Representative): “She isn’t drawn badly, but will need to begin very well to get to the front at the first turn. We are all confident she can go well.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.35 29.78 5.29 5.37
Box 7
Race Odds
$21
 
 
Zipping Tank
Trainer
Anthony Azzopardi
Owner
Terry Kingcott
Prizemoney
$22,840
Last 10 Starts
2171445242
April-12   Black   Dog   by   Smooth Fancy Navigator Miss
Start Good Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $1,087.62 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
21 6 5 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 3 3 0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 0 0

Anthony Azzopardi (Trainer): “Will need a lot of luck from the box.”


Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.86 30.33 5.52 5.52
Box 8
Race Odds
$31
 
 
Cawbourne Kayono
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
S Byrnes & A Baker
Prizemoney
$19,305
Last 10 Starts
3733411231
Apr-12   Black Dog     by   High Earner Elle Mcstate
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $551.57 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
35 10 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
29% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 2 2 2
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 0 1 1
ARG Comment: Showed great strength last week in taking out final heat of the night. Will need to improve on the clock to be a threat in this affair, however has good early pace and can get a nice cross from the wide draw.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.09 30.09 5.36 5.50