2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, odds, tips & comments

THIS Saturday night, Wentworth Park will host 10 heats of the 2015 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg. The top three from each heat plus the two fastest fourths will progress through to next week’s semi-finals before the $250,000 to-the-winner decider on April 4.

With the nation’s best sprinters all converging on Wentworth Park for a crack at the prize, Australian Racing Greyhound has analysed each greyhound and its chance throughout the entire series. Comments are from our form analyst Brad Bugeja, who has been in stellar form recently.

William Hill is offering readers of Australian Racing Greyhound up to $700 in bonus bets to place on whichever greyhound they think will win the Golden Easter Egg upon sign-up
 

Heat One

Box One: Emrys
Black Dog – 31.6kg – January 2013
Magic Sprite x Prancing Uno
Trainer: Mario Briganti
Career: 24: 8-6-0
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Silver Chief, 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup

“Drawn to get every chance to advance and would be worthy of a final appearance, however he lacks the genuine early zip to win the Egg, should get through the first round but will struggle after that.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $21

Box Two: Lani Banarni
Black Bitch – 29.0kg – September 2011
Disintergrate x Hey Princess
Trainer: Charlie Gatt
Career: 28: 10-3-2
T/D: 9: 5-0-0
T/D Best: 29.72
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic

“Pretty ordinary last week when she resumed from a spell and likely to find the going tough again tonight. Unlikely to make an impact.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Three: Sisco Fiasco
Black Bitch – 28.0kg – April 2012
Kilty Lad x Sisco Flame
Trainer: John Galea
Career: 41: 6-7-7
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON Sandown 29.47

“Has found a leg in recent months in Victoria and I could see him advancing to the second round but not any further. His times in Victoria have been good but he is yet to take on this type of company.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

Box Four: Margins
Black Dog – 37.1kg – February 2013
Bekim Bale x Gogo Sutro
Trainer: Brooke Ennis
Career: 18: 7-3-1
T/D: 1: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 30.05
Career Highlights: WON Sandown 29.30

“Has always shown enormous talent and at his best he would be a major player, however was fairly ordinary last week and his racing pattern means he will always need a lot of luck in running.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Five: Ollie Bale
Black Dog – 32.0kg – October 2011
Go Wild Teddy x Zambola Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 78: 18-13-8
T/D: 7: 2-1-1
T/D Best: 29.83
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Silver Chief, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, 2014 Group 2 Horsham Cup, 2014 Group 2 Warrnambool Cup.

“Good record here and is always competitive in these types of races, fair bit or speed in this event so he will need some luck but if he gets through this week he could be a smokey to make the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Six: Are Jai Que
Black Bitch – 31.8kg – November 2012
El Grand Senor x From Somewhere
Trainer: Michael Clayton
Career: 23: 16-4-2
T/D: 5: 4-0-1
T/D Best: 29.98
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 22.42, 22.47

“Speed demon which, because of her early speed, is always a chance. She will need to lead to win but if she does she has a great chance of progressing through the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $34

Box Seven: Spanky’s Legacy
Brindle Dog – 28.4kg – March 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Spanky
Trainer: Andrew Bayliss
Career: 40: 11-8-6
T/D: 18: 2-6-3
T/D Best: 29.95
Career Highlights: 4TH 2014 Group 1 Peter Mosman Semi-final

“Thrown in the deep end here and I can’t see him getting into the race from out wide, unlikely to advance and even if he does he will face another tough challenge next week.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Eight: Dyna Villa
Black Dog – 32.6kg – October 2012
Collision x Roxio Bale
Trainer: Jenny Hunt
Career: 37: 20-7-6
T/D: 2: 2-0-0
T/D Best: 29.64
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2ND 2015 Group 1 Silver Chief, 3RD 2014 Group 1 Hobart Thousand, FINALIST 2014 Group 2 Geelong Cup, 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup, 2015 Group 1 Temlee.

“All class and after a few disappointing efforts he appeared to show his normal great dash at Shepparton last time out. Will need this hit out to increase his fitness but he is a great chance and he should be ready to peak come final night.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

1st Reserve: Seven Jacks
Black Dog – 34.7kg – August 2012
Lochinvar Marlow – Lor Lor Retta
Trainer: David Taylor
Career: 30: 8-6-8
T/D: 8: 2-1-2
T/D Best: 30.02
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby

“Racing well in recent weeks but meets a good lineup here and unlikely to make an impact.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

2nd Reserve: To A Tee
Black Dog – 33.9kg – February 2013
Fabregas x Malkate
Trainer: Harry Sarkis
Career: 21: 5-3-5
T/D: 10: 1-2-3
T/D Best: 29.96
Career Highlights: WON Bulli 26.30

“Extremely honest chaser and could advance to the second round if he draws well, has solid early speed and is very strong.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Heat Two

Box One: Quasi Bale
Black Dog – 31.2kg – December 2012
Bekim Bale x Amanda Bale
Trainer: Mark Delbridge
Career: 21: 12-1-1
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby

“Richmond Derby winner and ran the hands off the clock in that Final. Drawn to get every chance and should appreciate the look at the track, will get better as the series progresses.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

Box Two: Bundy Bear
White and Blue Fawn Dog – 30.6kg – April 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Shirl’s Magic
Trainer: Mark Davidson
Career: 27: 8-4-3
T/D: 12: 3-1-1
T/D Best: 29.86
Career Highlights: WON Gosford 29.89, The Gardens 29.65

“Good record here and can run time when on the lure, however this is a big step up for him and there appears to be too much depth in this event.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Three: Cosmic Prince
White and Black Dog – 31.9kg – December 2011
Cosmic Chief x Tiggerlong Petal
Trainer: Craig Proce
Career: 38: 18-10-5
T/D: 2: 2-0-0
T/D Best: 29.98
Career Highlights: WON Wagga 30.63, Wentworth Park 29.98

“Unbeaten here in two tries and is armed with smart early speed. I can see him finding the lead and he could give a sight at odds, will be big odds but could be a value place bet.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Box Four: Tautology
White and Black Dog – 32.5kg – September 2012
Premier Fantasy x Mary Virginia
Trainer: Steven White
Career: 30: 5-6-6
T/D: 17: 3-2-3
T/D Best: 29.68
Career Highlights: WON Nowra 30.12, Wentworth Park 29.68

“Former promising sprinter who appears to have lost his way, draw doesn’t help and with the speed drawn around him, he is likely to get spat out the back early on.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Box Five: Spacecraft
Black Dog – 31.7kg – April 2013
Brett Lee x Cristalle
Trainer: Lorraine Atchison
Career: 23: 11-5-1
T/D: 8: 3-1-0
T/D Best: 29.69
Career Highlights: WON Maitland 25.10, Wentworth Park 29.69, Gosford 29.39

“Easily the state’s most in form chaser and has reeled off breathtaking early sectionals in recent weeks. If he pings then he is a major player but be wary as he can bomb the start at times.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $10

Box Six: Zipping Abby
Fawn Bitch – 26.9kg – July 2012
Spring Gun x Agent Gibbs
Trainer: Ronald Seymour
Career: 17: 7-6-2
T/D: 11: 4-3-2
T/D Best: 29.66
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.66, FINALIST Group 1 National Futurity Semi-Final

“I’m a huge fan of this chaser and she looks perfectly placed out wide. Allen Deed should give her plenty of room in the early stages and if she settles in the top two early she will be right in the mix.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Seven: Allen Deed
Black Dog – 32.5kg – December 2011
Jarvis Bale x Greta Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 57: 21-10-3
T/D: 3: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 29.43
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Adelaide Cup, WON The Meadows 29.37 TR, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Perth Cup, 2014 Group 1 Topgun, 2014 Group 1 Sale Cup, 2014 Group 2 Bob Payne Sprint, 2014 Group 2 Ballarat Cup, 2015 Group 1 Temlee

“All class and like Zipping Abby he is drawn perfectly. His form doesn’t read to well of late but he trialled well at The Meadows last time and he will get better as the series progresses. Serious contender!”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

Box Eight: Winsome Senor
Blue Dog – 35.7kg – February 2012
El Grand Senor – Winsome Shiraz
Trainer: Melinda Finn
Career: 31: 9-2-7
T/D: 2: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 30.34
Career Highlights: WON Bulli 26.56, Cannington 30.69, Mandurah 27.67

“Has raced fairly since returning from WA and he is likely to be posted wide throughout tonight. Would really need to improve on his two runs from a long spell.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

1st Reserve: Ronray Spirit
Black Dog – 33.8kg – December 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Ronray Disco
Trainer: Terrence Reid
Career: 24: 14-0-4
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 2 Warragul Cup, FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup

“Warragul Cup champ who has the early speed to put himself into contention in his races. Can make an impact if he happens to gain a start.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

2nd Reserve: Tina’s Display
Black Bitch – 25.7kg – October 2011
Magic Sprite x Display Bonus
Trainer: Evelyn Harris
Career: 54: 10-13-10
T/D: 4: 0-2-0
T/D Best: 30.33
Career Highlights: WON Grafton 23.27, Lismore 24.31, Gosford 29.77

“Enormous class rise and only placed in two of four here, unlikely to play a part if she gains a start.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Heat Three

Box One: Dyna Yemen
Fawn Dog – 34.2kg – July 2012
Superman x Talia Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 31: 9-4-4
T/D: 3: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 29.89
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.87, Sandown Park 29.35

“Better than his recent form reads and he appears drawn to make an impact in the first round, would need to draw well throughout the series to feature but he does have the talent to win a race of this calibre.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Two: Fusaichi Kahn
White and Brindle Dog – 32.5kg – February 2012
Where’s Pedro x Daydream
Trainer: Glenda Dart
Career: 44: 11-14-5
T/D: 3: 1-1-0
T/D Best: 29.71
Career Highlights: 2ND 2014 Group 1 Brisbane Cup, FINALIST 2014 Group 2 Lismore Cup

“Has won here in 29.71 previously but that type of form appears well behind him. Still racing fairly well in QLD but will get burnt off early tonight will need everything to go his way.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Three: My Bro Fabio
Black Dog – 35.7kg – March 2012
Turanza Bale x Flamenco
Trainer: Brooke Ennis
Career: 50: 28-10-4
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 Temlee, 2015 Group 1 Perth Cup, 2014 Group 1 Hume Cup, 2015 Group 3 Canberra Cup, 2015 Listed Australian Sprint, Canberra 29.89 TR

“Absolute freak and with an ounce of luck he should progress through the first two rounds. He trialled here last week in a breathtaking 29.37 and if he reproduces that throughout the series he will take a power of beating.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $7.50

Box Four: Yogi Blue
Blue Dog – 31.1kg – April 2011
Cool Effort x Opal Assassin
Trainer: Peter O’reilly
Career: 96: 24-17-15
T/D: 6: 1-1-1
T/D Best: 30.01
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 2 Lismore Cup, 3RD 2014 Group 3 Ipswich Cup, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup, 2014 Group 3 Gold Cup, 2014 Group 3 Townsville Cup, 2014 Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint

“Former smart chaser who is a shadow of his former self, missed a place in his past five and will find this beyond him.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Five: Xtreme Knocka
White and Blue Brindle Dog – 33.7kg – September 2012
Knocka Norris x Misty Fields
Trainer: Jason Thompson
Career: 40: 14-11-3
T/D: 8: 2-2-1
T/D Best: 29.56
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic, 2015 Group 1 Perth Cup

“Can be hard to follow but when he pings away he can match it with the best. Draw doesn’t help tonight but if he makes it through to next week and draws inside he could make the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Six: Keybow
Black Dog – 30.8kg – December 2011
Take The Kitty x Key Exit
Trainer: Kel Lean
Career: 41: 20-7-4
T/D: 7: 3-1-0
T/D Best: 29.45
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Perth Cup, 2014 Group 1 Brisbane Cup, 2014 Group 3 Silver Bullet, 2ND 2014 Group 1 Australian Cup, 2014 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, 3RD 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Topgun, 2014 Group 2 Queensland Derby

“Star chaser who is resuming after a three month spell. If he is wound up he will definitely progress well through the series, however he is drawn poorly tonight and I’m not too confident about his chances.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $17

Box Seven: I’m Pedro
White and Black Dog – 33.6kg – July 2012
Where’s Pedro x Dawn’s Memory
Trainer: Sydney Wales
Career: 34 11-7-8
T/D: 17: 3-4-5
T/D Best: 29.75
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Richmond Cannonball

“Has the speed to cross tonight and has been racing in great form of late, he has a smart 29.75 PB here and his early pace means that he is always a chance in whatever race he contests.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

Box Eight: Caustic Bale
Brindle Dog – 35.5kg – December 2012
Bartrim Bale x Tonnelli Bale
Trainer: Steve Collins
Career: 25: 12-2-3
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Warragul Cup

“Has finally put it altogether and his two Sandown wins of late have been in blistering times. Drawn poorly tonight but should get a cart across from the seven and he will get better as the series progresses.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $34

1st Reserve: Zipping Saxon
Fawn Dog – 33.5kg – July 2012
Spring Gun x Agent Gibbs
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 11: 3-6-1
T/D: 5: 0-3-1
T/D Best: 29.94
Career Highlights: 2ND 2014 Group 3 Dapto Maiden, WON Maitland 24.88

“Very unlucky not to qualify for the series. Is a serious talent and would be competitive if he gains a start.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

2nd Reserve: Booming Bennett
Black Bitch – 26.4kg – November 2011
Lochinvar Marlow x Bouncing Bunny
Trainer: Kim Mulrine
Career: 30: 8-5-4
T/D: 11: 2-2-3
T/D Best: 29.83
Career Highlights: WON Goulburn 25.71, Wentworth Park 29.83

“Sparingly raced of late and just not good enough to compete at this level.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $501

Heat Four

Box One: Samus Allen
Black Bitch – 29.6kg – May 2012
Bekim Bale x Blachura Bale
Trainer: Jenny Hunt
Career: 39: 15-8-4
T/D: 2: 0-0-1
T/D Best: 30.27
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup

“Drawn well and showed her class when making the Group One Australian Cup Final. She has slow beginners directly on her outside so should get the breaks in the first round. Serious chance to make the Final”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Two: My Boy Snoop
White and Black Dog – 35.1kg – February 2012
Where’s Pedro x Daydream
Trainer: Anthony Azzopardi
Career: 34: 9-7-5
T/D: 18: 3-5-2
T/D Best: 29.73
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 3 Bulli Gold Cup, The Gardens 29.56, Gosford 29.27

“Former top talent who just appears to be struggling at the minute, he is third up from a spell now so he might fire but he will need to find plenty to get past the first round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Three: Zipping Carter
Black Dog – 31.6kg – February 2013
Mandagery Man x Pink Bandanna
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 13: 6-2-2
T/D: 10: 4-2-2
T/D Best: 29.64
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 National Derby, WON Gosford 29.55, Wentworth Park 29.64

“Red draw helped in his blistering 29.64 win here last week but he showed his true talent and if he can maintain that form for three weeks he will be a major player, his risky box manners are always a concern though.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $14

Box Four: Cosmic Wise
Black Bitch – 29.4kg – September 2011
Cosmic Chief x Wise Penny
Trainer: Jeff Britton
Career: 70: 23-11-7
T/D: 1:0-0-0
T/D Best: 31.56
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 Rookie Rebel, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, 2014 Group 1 Adelaide Cup, 2014 Group 2 Healesville Cup

“Poorly drawn in the first round and with the speed on her outside I can see her getting squeezed out, if she can get through the first round she is more than capable of winning a race like this as she is a multiple Group One Finalist already.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

Box Five: Dyna Nico
Brindle Bitch – 28.2kg – July 2012
High Earner x Maple Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 43: 10-10-6
T/D: 5: 1-2-2
T/D Best: 29.85
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Collerson, 3RD 2015 Group 1 National Futurity

“Lid pinger and could be some nuisance value in this series, she performed well in the recent Futurity Series here and she could be a nice place bet pre post.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Six: Sisco Rage
Black Dog – 29.9kg – February 2012
High Earner x Sisco Power
Trainer: John Galea
Career: 81: 21-13-15
T/D: 1: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 30:49
Career Highlights: 3RD 2015 Group 1 Rookie Rebel, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Maturity Classic, 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup, 2015 Group 2 Warragul Cup, 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup

“Has a big engine but like always he has drawn poorly. He should get a nice cart across from the yellow early and if he settles in the first half he will prove hard to hold out. If he draws well in the following weeks he is more than capable of taking out the title.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Seven: Whittaker
Black Dog – 32.1kg – November 2012
Mildean Panther x Mrs Trickett
Trainer: Julie Fletcher
Career: 21: 11-3-2
T/D: 10: 5-2-0
T/D Best: 29.80
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2014 Group 3 Dapto Maiden

“Great record here and has a huge motor, like Sisco Rage he can be slow to begin and he needs a rails draw. Has the talent to win the Final but he will need some luck in the first round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $31

Box Eight: Midnight Flynn
Black Dog – 29.2kg – June 2012
High Earner x Little Zeva
Trainer: Michael Carter
Career: 21: 9-4-2
T/D: 1: 0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.70
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic, 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup

“Gun Victorian who appears ideally placed in the pink draw, has some sizzling Meadows wins to his credit and if he avoids bother at the first turn he should feature tonight and he will continue to be a factor throughout the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

1st Reserve: Ikaku Bale
White and Red Brindle Dog – 31.2kg – March 2013
Kelsos Fusileer x Chloe Allen
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 17: 5-2-1
T/D: 3: 0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.21
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.60

“Another with enormous talent but he will need to draw well. He has struggled in his three runs here but since those runs he has posted an eye-popping 29.60 Meadows win.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

2nd Reserve: Kiss The Hawk
Black Dog – 32.4kg – November 2012
Bit Chili x Groovey Goddess
Trainer: Christine Proctor
Career: 31: 7-5-13
T/D: 20: 3-1-11
T/D Best: 29.91
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.91, Bulli 22.68, Maitland 25.63

“Soundly beaten in easier class of late and likely to find the going tough again.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Heat Five

Box One: Paua Explosion
Black Bitch – 27.1kg – September 2012
Head Bound x Paua To Erupt
Trainer: Steven White
Career: 23: 6-7-3
T/D: 10: 3-2-2
T/D Best: 30.00
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 3 Dapto Maiden, WON Gosford 29.61

“Has brilliant early speed but moves right at box rise and can bomb the start. From the red she is likely to find bother tonight and I can’t see her getting past the first round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

Box Two: Rue De Kahn
White and Blue Fawn Bitch – 27.4kg – February 2012
Where’s Pedro x Shelbourne Dawn
Trainer: Dean Swain
Career: 50: 13-14-5
T/D: 25: 4-9-1
T/D Best: 29.64
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 National Futurity, 2ND 2015 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup, FINALIST 2014 Richmond Oaks, 2014 Group 3 Canberra Cup, 2014 Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint

“Great record here and has shown glimpses of her best form in recent weeks. Not an overly strong heat and with a clean getaway she could finish in the top three. Can get past the first round but that’s about it for her.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Three: Dawkins Bale
Black Dog – 31.9kg – February 2013
Turanza Bale x Bala Bale
Trainer: Jenny Hunt
Career: 17: 6-3-2
T/D: 1: 0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.72
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.87

“Super talent who has a devastating turn of foot. He has a slow beginner drawn on his outside and he should match motors with Luca Neveelk for most of the journey. I think he could announce himself to the big stage in this series, serious chance to capture the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

Box Four: Nightwatchman
Black Dog – 31.9kg – November 2012
Fabregas x Tittle Tat
Trainer: John Callaughan
Career: 27: 6-3-5
T/D: 10: 2-2-2
T/D Best: 30.00
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 30.45, Wentworth Park 30.00

“Will trail them early and I can’t see him giving these types of chasers a start and a beating. Could maybe sneak into a place and advance to next week but can’t see him making the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Five: Crackerjack Max
Red Fawn Dog – 32.4kg – March 2013
Kilty Lad x Makayla’s Hope
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 26: 7-5-4
T/D: 2: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 29.79
Career Highlights: WON Sandown 29.43, Geelong 25.75, Ballarat 25.22, Wentworth Park 29.79

“Former promising speedster who appears to have lost a bit of late, needs to lead in his races and I can’t see that happening tonight. Really likely to struggle in this series”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Six: Fashion Princess
Fawn Bitch – 26.4kg – December 2011
Where’s Pedro x Fashion Diva
Trainer: Arthur Langman
Career: 37: 9-7-7
T/D: 16: 3-4-2
T/D Best: 30.06
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.06

“Drawn poorly and meets a classy line-up, will finish well down the track in this.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Seven: Luca Neveelk
Blue Dog – 36.9kg – May 2012
Talk’s Cheap x It’s A Neveelk
Trainer: Gerald Kleeven
Career: 36: 27-3-3
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup, 2014 Group 2 Geelong Cup, 2014 Healesville Derby, 2ND 2015 Group 2 Warragul Cup, 3RD 2014 Group 3 Silver Bullet, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, 2014 Group 2 Bendigo Cup, 2014 Group 2 Ballarat Cup, 2015 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup

“Reigning Australian Cup champ and is a faultless beginner. He is having his first look at the track here so he will improve on whatever he does in the first round. Super chaser and is obviously a great chance to win the final and become the greatest stakes earner.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $7.50

Box Eight: Lemon Tree Girl
Blue Bitch – 26.5kg – September 2012
Snozz x Lemon Tree Lady
Trainer: Caroline Hughes
Career: 35: 10-6-2
T/D: 12: 3-2-0
T/D Best: 30.07
Career Highlights: WON Gosford 29.85, Wentworth Park 30.07

“Yet to break the 30 second barrier here and must lead to win her races. I can’t see her advancing beyond this week.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

1st Reserve: Repayments
Black Dog – 35.3kg – March 2013
El Grand Senor x Oh Em Gee
Trainer: Brooke Ennis
Career: 12: 8-0-1
T/D: 1: 0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.46
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.87

“Unlucky not to make into the heat’s and if he gains a start he can make an impact. He has some super wins to his credit and he looks ready for the big stage.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

2nd Reserve: Zipping Spike
Black Dog – 32.7kg – April 2012
Smooth Fancy x Navigator Miss
Trainer: Johannes Vanderburg
Career: 17: 8-3-3
T/D: 2: 1-0-0
T/D Best: 29.95
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Sale Cup

“Stayer who will likely find these way too zippy, unlikely to gain a run but even if he does I can’t see him making an impact.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $101

Heat Six

Box One: Father Skeeta
Black Dog – 34.4kg – November 2011
Aston Galilee x Madam Jessie
Trainer: Leslie Dennis
Career: 45: 12-8-6
T/D: 14: 4-4-2
T/D Best: 29.86
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 3 Canberra Cup, WON Gosford 29.68

“Drawn well but is down on confidence and he is likely to get shuffled well back early. Unlikely to make an impact.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Two: Over Limit
Black Dog – 30.0kg – September 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Nova Surf
Trainer: Paul Stuart
Career: 14: 11-0-1
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON Ballarat 24.77 TR, Shepparton 25.15, Warragul 25.65, Geeong 25.25, Ballarat 24.96, The Meadows 29.66

“Exciting prospect which has recently changed kennels. He is having his first look at the track but with slow beginners on either side he should gain a clear passage. Has two near record runs at The Meadows and if he is fit he will be a big factor throughout the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

Box Three: Anything Less
Black Dog – 35.5kg – August 2012
Bekim Bale x Casey’s Angel
Trainer: Melinda Finn
Career: 27: 13-6-3
T/D: 17: 9-4-2
T/D Best: 29.56
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 3 Magic Maiden, 3RD 2014 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic

“Track specialist but he is slow early and he always relies on luck in his races. Drawn to get a nice sit in this heat so he should advance into the second round. Has the talent to win a race of this calibre but he will need luck in running.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $34

Box Four: La Grand Logie
Black Dog – 33.0kg – March 2013
El Grand Senor x Oh Em Gee
Trainer: Jeffrey Eaton
Career: 18: 8-2-4
T/D: 10: 4-1-3
T/D Best: 29.73
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic, WON Maitland 22.36, Wentworth Park 29.73

“Has great early speed and normally puts himself in the mix in his races, however he has drawn one of the tougher heats and he is going to be under pressure from the outset. I think he will struggle to get past week one.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Five: Dyna Double One
Black Dog – 33.4kg – March 2013
Barcia Bale x Crystin Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 11: 6-3-1
T/D: 1: 0-1-0
T/D Best: 29.74
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation, The Meadows 29.52, 3RD 2015 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic

“Another exciting talent and he was narrowly beaten in fast time at his only try here. He is a good beginner and he is armed with great early speed, he should finish in the top two tonight and he is one of my fancies for the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $18

Box Six: Zipping Oscar
Black Dog – 29.5kg – November 2012
Fabregas x Zipping Jewel
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 21: 13-1-3
T/D: 11: 5-1-1
T/D Best: 29.88
Career Highlights: WON Maitland 25.35, The Gardens 29.87, Wentowrth Park 29.88

“His form reads well but he lacks early speed and he doesn’t have the class to match some of his opponents.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $126

Box Seven: Chica Destacada
Black Bitch – 26.2kg – May 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Eluthra
Trainer: Doreen Drynan
Career: 42: 15-6-3
T/D: 21:10-2-2
T/D Best: 29.49
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 National Sprint Championship, 2014 Group 3 Christmas Gift, 2ND 2014 Group 1 Melboune Cup, FINALIST 2014 Group 2 WA Oaks, 2014 Group 1 Dapto Megastar, 2014 Group 1 Topgun, 2015 Group 1 Temlee

“Loves racing here and was runner up in the Melbourne Cup late last year, however she has really gone off the boil of late and will need to find plenty to progress through the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

Box Eight: Lamia Bale
Brindle Bitch – 28.0kg – July 2012
High Earner x Maple Bale
Trainer: Steve Collins
Career: 43: 13-10-6
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 2 Sandown Laurels, 2014 Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial, 2ND 2015 Group 1 Rookie Rebel, 3RD 2015 Listed Australian Sprint, FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup

“Desperately unlucky in the recent Australian Cup Final and should handle herself well in this series. She is making her debut here and she will get better as the series goes on.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $101

1st Reserve: Foxy Nakita
White and Black Bitch – 28.7kg – September 2012
Head Bound x Paua To Erupt
Trainer: Steven White
Career: 15: 8-1-1
T/D: 6: 2-0-0
T/D Best: 29.70
Career Highlights: WON Goulburn 25.47M, Wentworth Park 29.70, Bulli 26.19

“Capable of running very quick sectionals but must lead to win her races. Even if she gains a start she is meeting a gun line-up and I can’t see her featuring.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

2nd Reserve: Schooner Doll
Black Dog – 30.9kg – July 2012
Brett Lee x Isadoll
Trainer: Beverley Sweeney
Career: 35: 13-7-3
T/D: 11: 3-3-2
T/D Best: 29.83
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.03

“Returned to the winners list last week but the time was average and doesn’t have the talent to go with most of these.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $151

Heat Seven

Box One: Azza Azza Azza
Brindle Dog – 32.7kg – May 2012
Collision x Alotta Mojo
Trainer: Wayne Vassallo
Career: 33: 22-4-0
T/D:0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup

“Trialled here recently and went pretty ordinary but he did blow the start. His last start Shepparton win shows that he is in great condition and he is drawn to progress through to the next round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $15

Box Two: Quartz Bale
Light Fawn Dog – 37.8kg – October 2012
Yahoo Omar x Zambola Bale
Trainer: Paul Stuart
Career: 19: 11-2-2
T/D: 0: 0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup, 3RD 2015 Group 1 Perth Cup

“All class and was a recent runner up in the Australian Cup Final. Will need some luck in the first round because he is having his first look at the track but if he gets through he will be a major player in the following weeks.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Three: Loose Connection
Black Dog – 32.1kg – February 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Awesomeness
Trainer: Caroline Hughes
Career: 36: 6-4-3
T/D: 13: 3-1-0
T/D Best: 30.17
Career Highlights: WON Wentowrth Park 30.17, Dapto 30.08

“Steady 30.38 winner here two runs back and this is a massive rise in class. Just not good enough”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $501

Box Four: Frost Yourself
Black Bitch – 26.4kg – October 2012
El Grand Senor x Little Egyptian
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 29: 6-7-6
T/D: 12: 2-5-2
T/D Best: 30.01
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.07, The Gardens 22.75, Ipswich 31.10

“Has early speed but she finds herself in a race with a ridiculous amount of speed, won’t lead tonight and unlikely to finish in the first half of the field.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Five: Recruitment
Black Dog – 33.3kg – February 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Josette Bale
Trainer: Deborah Coleman
Career: 26: 9-4-3
T/D: 7:3-1-0
T/D Best: 29.74
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Australian Cup

“Australian Cup finalist and has raced well here in the past, however he is poorly drawn tonight and is going to need a lot to go his way. Can maybe sneak into third spot if he avoids trouble but I can’t see him making the Final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $151

Box Six: Fernando Bale
White and Dark Brindle Dog – 29.4kg – March 2013
Kelsos Fusileer x Chloe Allen
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 15:10-1-1
T/D: 4: 3-0-1
T/D Best: 29.42
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 National Derby, Ballarat Derby

“Faultless beginner and has breathtaking mid race pace, he has a blistering 29.42 PB here and he is absolutely flying at present, he is a big chance in everything he competes in and I am confidence he can win the final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

Box Seven: Awesome Project
Black Dog – 30.4kg – March 2011
Collision x Honour Phase
Trainer: Johannes Vanderburg
Career: 62:30-10-8
T/D: 9:4-1-1
T/D Best: 29.76
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup, 2014 Group 2 Harrison-Dawson, 2ND 2015 Group 1 Temlee, 3RD 2014 Group 1 Topgun, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Melbourne Cup, 2014 Group 1 Winter Carnival Cup, 2014 Group 2 Geelong Cup

“Been a great chaser for quite a while and is still going well but he has landed in one of the strongest heats and he will find it difficult from the wide draw.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $21

Box Eight: Gun Mcbain
Black Dog – 30.1kg – November 2012
Spring Gun – Flame Mcbain
Trainer: Vadim Roz
Career: 48: 25-10-2
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 2 Gawler Gold Cup, 2014 Champion Puppy

“Top SA chaser and he deserves to make the trip across and have a shot at this race, however he meets some explosive talents here and I can’t see him getting across.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $126

1st Reserve: White Spyro
White and Black Bitch – 26.0kg – May 2012
Disintergrate x Hanify’s Elite
Trainer: Craig Davis
Career: 48:15-8-10
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Wagga Gold Cup, FINALIST 2014 group 2 Bendigo Cup, 2014 Temora Cup

“Struggles to run 500m and just not good enough to compete with these.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

2nd Reserve: Flash Earner
Black Bitch – 28.3kg – June 2012
High Earner x Silver Shiraz
Trainer: Shayne Fleming
Career: 20: 6-5-3
T/D: 4:2-2-0
T/D Best: 29.94
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.94, Richmond 30.88

“Has been racing well here in recent weeks but this is a big step up in class. Won’t feature.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Heat Eight

Box One: Hostile
Black Dog – 32.5kg – April 2012
Collision x Restless Style
Trainer: Darren Beasley
Career: 34:12-10-2
T/D:0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Listed Cup Night Sprint, Geelong 29.59 TR, 3RD 2015 Australian Cup, FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup

“Flew in a trial here last week and he couldn’t have drawn better. Has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races so he should be a major threat throughout the entire series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $17

Box Two: Ritza Hattie
Black Bitch – 28.8kg – November 2011
Bombastic Shiraz x Midnight Flare
Trainer: Mark Gatt
Career: 47:19-13-9
T/D: 22:8-6-8
T/D Best: 29.47
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup, 2013 Group 2 Sandown Laurels, 2014 Group 3 Ambrosoli, 2013 Group 3 Spring Puppy Classic, 2ND 2014 Group 1 Dapto Megastar, 2014 Group 3 Ladies Bracelet, 2014 Group 3 Laurie Healion, 3rd 2014 Group 2 Bob Payne, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 National Futurity

“Very hard to follow at times but there is no doubting her talent, if the real Ritza Hattie turns up she could win this event and easily win again the following week. Can’t tip her with confidence but it wouldn’t surprise me if she made her way into the Final.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $19

Box Three: Winsome Prince
Black Dog – 35.0kg – February 2013
Barcia Bale x Winsome Shiraz
Trainer: Melinda Finn
Career: 22: 15-0-4
T/D: 7:3-0-3
T/D Best: 29.72
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 3 Dapto Maiden, Maitland 24.79 TR, 3RD 2015 Group 1 National Derby, FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby

“I’m a huge fan of this chaser but he just hasn’t delivered on his early promise. He has been missing the kick of late but if he can mend his box manners, he has the speed and talent to be competitive throughout the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Four: Gorham Bale
Black Dog – 35.6kg – August 2012
Bartrim Bale x Amity Bale
Trainer: Steven Collins
Career: 39:10-10-8
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic

“Top effort at the Meadows last time but his racing pattern won’t help him around this circuit, he is likely to drop out early and he will need a lot of things to go his way. I dont like his chances of getting past the first round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Box Five: Diva’s Shadow
Black Bitch – 26.5kg – January 2013
Cosmic Rumble x Mepunga Diva
Trainer: Jeff Britton
Career: 21:10-2-1
T/D: 1:0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.71
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Ballarat Oaks, The Meadows 29.83

“Brilliant beginner and appears to be getting stronger with every run. She has seen the track previously so if she pounces on the early lead she should give a great sight. Her early speed will help her be a threat in whatever race she contests.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $151

Box Six: Chasing The Line
White and Black Dog – 31.7kg – May 2012
Cosmic Rumble x Lily Appeal
Trainer: Loren Harborne
Career: 15:5-1-0
T/D: 8:3-1-0
T/D Best: 29.67
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.76, Goulburn 25.70

“Has a good record here and has ability, however is drawn poorly tonight and he meets some brilliant types. He is unlikely to progress into the next round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Seven: Zipping Willow
Black Bitch – 25.6kg – June 2011
Goodesy x Sirocco Lass
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 52:34-7-3
T/D: 27:20-2-2
T/D Best: 29.35
Career Highlights: WON 2013 Group 3 Canberra Cup, 2014 Group 3 Ladies Bracelet, 2ND 2014 Richmond Oaks, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Topgun, 2014 Group 2 Black Top, 2014 Group 1 Dapto Megastar, 2015 Group 1 Temlee

“Well drawn out wide and has an amazing record here, she is resuming after three months off but she is in good hands so I would expect her to be in great condition for this.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $13

Box Eight: Spring Leaf
Black Bitch – 27.8kg – July 2012
Spring Gun x Scarlett Cath
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 45:14-9-5
T/D: 5:3-1-0
T/D Best: 29.50
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 1 National Futurity, FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder

“Raced well here in the Futurity series earlier in the year and she has maintained that good form since. The draw isn’t great tonight but if she can qualify for the next round she is more than capable of qualifying for the final. Her overall chances will hinge on what happens at the first turn of this event.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

1st Reserve: Passenger
Black Dog – 30.5kg – April 2012
Premier Fantasy x Brisk Miss
Trainer: Larry Procopio
Career: 33:5-5-4
T/D: 24:4-3-4
T/D Best: 30.03
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.03, Richmond 22.69

“Struggling at present and even at his best he wouldn’t be able to compete in this event.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $501

2nd Reserve: All Too Fancy
Blue Bitch – 29.6kg – March 2012
Larkhill Jo x Sweet Fancy
Trainer: Dennis Barnes
Career: 39:15-9-4
T/D: 9:2-2-1
T/D Best: 29.81
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 30.79, Bathurst 29.85

“A tad unlucky not to get a run in the heats, has scored some great wins on the Provincial circuit in recent months but she might find this beyond her though.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $151

Heat Nine

Box One: Dyna Glinda
Black Bitch – 28.4kg – April 2012
Allen Harper x Dyna Kate
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 57:12-4-13
T/D: 1:0-0-0
T/D Best: 30.82
Career Highlights: WON Sandown 33.94, The Meadows 30.12, Cranbourne 30.07

“Has been flying over the middle distances of late and the red draw is a big advantage tonight. This is a rise in class for her but her recent times have been impressive and she is very strong. I dont think she can make the final but she should put in a good showing this week”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

Box Two: Weblec Belle
Fawn Bitch – 27.1kg – December 2012
Dyna Tron x Snow Excuse
Trainer: Jeff Britton
Career: 28:10-8-3
T/D: 3:0-1-1
T/D Best: 29.70
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 3 Brian Johnstone Memorial, Sandown 29.25, FINALIST 2015 Group 1 National Futurity

“Star chaser but she is drawn poorly, her box manners aren’t great and she will be looking to get wide. If she gains a clear run then she is a huge chance but she will need a lot of things to go her way.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Three: Aristotle Bale
Black Dog – 33.6kg – October 2012
Collide x Hafren Bale
Trainer: Jenny Hunt
Career: 35:11-8-4
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 29.84, Sandown 29.36

“Brilliant Sandown winner two runs back and is capable of matching it with these types of chasers, I think he would struggle to make the final but he could be some nuisance value in this event.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $51

Box Four: Queen Esther
Black Bitch – 25.6kg – August 2011
Lochinvar Marlow x Fascinate Marina
Trainer: Noelene Holloway
Career: 78: 21-9-12
T/D: 57:13-7-7
T/D Best: 29.64
Career Highlights: 2ND 2014 Group 1 National Futurity

“Great record here and has been a good chaser for a long time, however she is a few lengths off her best and I can’t see her featuring from this draw.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

Box Five: Ima Fairytale
Black Bitch – 28.0kg – June 2012
Superman x Bronie Blue Bell
Trainer: Heather Collins
Career: 46:15-5-8
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON The Meadows 34.35, 30.11, Sandown 34.18, 29.58

“Resuming from a spell and is better known as a stayer, will find bother from this draw and unlikely to play a part in this series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $201

Box Six: Bad Boy Sniper
Fawn Dog – 29.0kg – October 2012
Dyna Tron x Isseymiyake
Trainer: Jason Magri
Career: 28:12-4-5
T/D: 13:7-3-0
T/D Best: 29.43
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 1 National Derby

“Is an absolute beast and if he can step cleanly he will prove very hard to hold out, he is better suited to an inside draw but he has the ability to lead or come from off the speed in his races. He should be prominent throughout the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $19

Box Seven: Bessy Boo
Black Dog – 31.1kg – March 2012
Bekim Bale x My Black Bess
Trainer: Christine Proctor
Career: 68:20-11-13
T/D: 38:9-6-7
T/D Best: 29.71
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 National Sprint Championship, 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby

“Strong effort to make the final of the Richmond Derby recently and is rarely far away but tonight he is drawn poorly and may get too far back early. Can maybe progress through to next week but I dont think he can go beyond that.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $126

Box Eight: Winsome Mission
Black Dog – 33.1kg – April 2013
El Grand Senor x Ramblin’ Ruby
Trainer: Melinda Finn
Career: 18:9-2-2
T/D: 9:4-1-2
T/D Best: 29.62
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby

“Well placed in the pink draw and has a massive engine, has won four of nine over this trip and he has a sizzling 29.62 PB to go with it. He is drawn to advance through this week and if he draws well the week after he is a major player.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

1st Reserve: Velvet Flame
Light Brindle Bitch – 26.8kg – March 2012
Collision x Perfect Model
Trainer: Andrew Bayliss
Career: 46:12-11-4
T/D: 20:5-2-1
T/D Best: 29.78
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 3 New Sensation

“Must lead to win her races and finds herself in a very strong heat, I can’t see her making an impact in this race if she gains a start.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $151

2nd Reserve: Boojerooma
Black Bitch – 29.9kg – May 2012
Collision x Koombooyana Star
Trainer: Bozidar Stamenkovic
Career: 22:8-4-6
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best: N/A
Career Highlights: WON 2013 Group 3 Howard-Ashton

“Great SA talent and her times at Angle Park are extremely impressive, however this is the first time she has taken on this type of class and she will find the going tough.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

Heat 10

Box One: Allen Malik
Brindle Dog – 33.8kg – December 2011
Surf Lorian x Spiral Bale
Trainer: Steve Collins
Career: 62:15-10-13
T/D: 3:2-0-0
T/D Best: 29.91
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 2 Shepparton Cup, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2013 Group 2 Ballarat Cup, 2013 Group Three Christmas Gift

“Has raced well of late without winning and looks suitably drawn tonight. He should advance to next week and if he draws well in round two he is a sneaky chance to make the final. Lacks the brilliance of the top liners but is very honest.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

Box Two: Zola Icon
Black Bitch – 30.2kg – March 2012
Mogambo x Focus Bale
Trainer: Robert Sullivan
Career: 48:10-9-4
T/D: 32: 7-5-2
T/D Best: 29.90
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.98, Richmond 30.73

“Races well here but this is a big step up in class, must lead to win and I can’t see that happening.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Box Three: Zipping Midge
Black Bitch – 27.3kg – November 2012
Fabregas x Zipping Jewel
Trainer: Jason Mackay
Career: 11:5-3-0
T/D: 7:3-2-0
T/D Best: 29.80
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 National Futurity

“Reigning National Futurity champ and she is armed with great early speed. Her last two runs haven’t been great but she is in good hands and I’m expecting her to bounce back in this series. I dont think she can win the final but she can qualify.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $19

Box Four: Karma Connie
Black Bitch – 27.3kg – January 2013
El Grand Senor x Mad Manalishi
Trainer: Peter Honnery
Career: 25:8-5-3
T/D: 13:4-2-2
T/D Best: 29.83
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.83, Gosford 29.85, The Gardens 29.76

“Talented chaser but this is her toughest test and I think she will be a better chaser when she steps up over a longer journey.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Five: Veyron Bale
Black Dog – 33.1kg – March 2011
Meticulous x Blachura Bale
Trainer: Simon Rhodes
Career: 80:16-12-12
T/D: 11:4-0-1
T/D Best: 29.50
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2013 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2014 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2013 Group 2 Ballarat Cup

“Former star chaser who is a long way from his best. Poorly drawn and unlikely to worry the judge in this series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $251

Box Six: Kerrigan Bale
Brindle Bitch – 27.9kg – July 2012
High Earner x Maple Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 41:14-6-7
T/D: 5:3-0-1
T/D Best: 29.73
Career Highlights: 3RD 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, FINALIST 2015 Group 1 National Futurity

“Top record here and is armed with explosive early speed. Four starts back she posted a blistering 29.69 Meadows win and if she can continue to begin well she will be a major contender throughout the series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $26

Box Seven: Whodat Knockin’
Brindle Dog – 30.6kg – August 2011
Knocka Norris x Shanlyn Supreme
Trainer: Jason Thompson
Career: 60:19-8-11
T/D: 0:0-0-0
T/D Best:N/A
Career Highlights: 2ND 2015 Group 1 Perth Cup, Cranbourne 41.00 TR, FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Superstayers, 2015 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup

“Has been a top flight chaser for sometime and is still racing in good style, Surprisingly he is having his first try here over the trip and he will need some luck early. This is not an overly strong heat so he should get every chance to progress to the next round.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $81

Box Eight: Magic Display
Black Bitch – 25.0kg – October 2011
Magic Sprite x Display Bonus
Trainer: Evelyn Harris
Career: 66:21-6-14
T/D: 20:6-0-4
T/D Best: 29.71
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2014 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, 2015 Group 2 Gosford Gold Cup

“Fast beginner and is still racing in solid style, however she struggles over the final stages and will find it hard to hold out some of her stronger opponents. Can maybe sneak through into the second round but will take a big effort.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $41

1st Reserve: Army Surplus
Black Dog – 34.2kg – November 2011
El Grand Senor x Wacky Car Races
Trainer: Adam Wade
Career: 43:13-7-4
T/D:19:6-3-2
T/D Best: 29.61
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 30.68, Wentworth Park 29.61

“Very fast chaser when on the lure but does do a lot of things wrong in his races and would need to ping to finish in the top three here. Has the talent but I think he will find this too difficult.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $61

2nd Reserve: Altered Crusher
Black Dog – 38.5kg – December 2011
Bit Chili x Making A Splash
Trainer: Jonny Sledzianowski
Career: 49:8-8-9
T/D: 1:0-0-1
T/D Best: 30.52
Career Highlights: WON Maitland 22.58, 25.37, The Gardens 29.75

“Average beginner and doesn’t have the brilliance required to feature in this series.”

Odds to win the Golden Easter Egg: $501

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Past Discussion

  1. Be interesting to see how a few reserves missed a start, 2 notable ones, seven jacks and ronray spirit plus others, then I look at the fields and some of the dogs in the fields can’t win a race at bulli or dapto in the fields and just shake my head and wonder!!!

  2. Be interesting to see how a few reserves missed a start, 2 notable ones, seven jacks and ronray spirit plus others, then I look at the fields and some of the dogs in the fields can’t win a race at bulli or dapto in the fields and just shake my head and wonder!!!