Ladies Steal The Show At Wentworth Park

It was well and truly ladies night at Wentworth Park this evening, with two female greyhounds taking out the finals of the NSW Sprint and Distance Championships, trained by two female trainers.

The NSW Distance final kicked off proceedings in race six, with last weeks fastest heat winner Dusty Moonshine, stepping out as the $1.60 favourite from box three. Queen Marina led the field past the post the firm time as expected and showed incredible strength to hold off Pumped Up Zarr and Miss Fiction, who filled the minor placings. Trainer Noelene Holloway continued her winning ways at headquarters, securing $12,000 for her efforts and booking a ticket to Perth to compete in the national final. Dusty Moonshine found trouble the entire way and finished in fourth spot.

A highly competitive NSW Sprint final saw an open market between runners, with Tommy Brislane made the $3.30 favourite over Chica Destacada at $3.60. The race was all over in a matter of seconds as Doreen Drynan’s outstanding chaser Chica Destacada pinged the lids from box three and led throughout in a flying time of 29.60. The daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Eluthra recorded her tenth win tonight and will be a genuine threat in the final at Cannington over 530m.

NSW National Distance Final Results:

1st – Queen Marina – Noelene Holloway ($12,000)
2nd – Pumped Up Zarr – Neil Staines ($3,000)
3rd – Miss Fiction – Ivan Hanna ($1,500)
4th – Dusty Moonshine – Denice Warren
5th – Cosmic Rosie – Gary Adams
6th – Cyclone Simone – Majella Ferguson
7th – Gotta Problem – Denice Warren
8th – My Asuncion – Adele Powell

Time: 42.29
1st Section: 16.18 (5)
2nd Section: 29.66 (5)
Run Home: 12.63 (5)

Margins: 3 ½ x ¾

NSW National Sprint Final Results:

1st – Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
2nd – Tommy Brislane – Steven White
3rd – Bessy Boo – Christine Proctor
4th – Miss Sueko – Justin King
5th – Silent Effective – Darren Sultana
6th – Asia’s Babe – Marie Burton
7th – Take It All – Doreen Drynan
8th – Queen Esther – Noelene Holloway

Time: 29.60
1st Section: 5.33 (3)
2nd Section: 17.88 (3)
Run Home: 11.72 (3)

Margins: 2 ½ x ½