Plenty Of Chances In A Hot Summer Cup Field

This Saturday night’s Group 3 2013 Schweppes Summer Cup final at Wentworth Park promises to be an absolute gem. Eight of the country’s top stayers, representing four different states, will line up for a crack at the $25,000 first prize at 9:12pm.

A star studded field will contest the time honoured event that has been won by some super stars in years gone by. This year’s edition includes multiple group winner Bell Haven, National Distance champion Smart Valentino and Sydney Cup winner Lucy Wires. There are at least a handful of genuine chances in this race and there will be plenty to keep an eye on from box rise, right through to the final stride. This should be a cracker.

Box 1
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Infinite Wish
Trainer
Angela Langton
Owner
Champagne Partnership – Manager S Smith
Prizemoney
$56,485.00
Last 10 Starts
1112624753
28 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Premier Fantasy Jean Jeannie
Start Excellent Running Middle Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $2,092.00 Rating 92
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
27 9 6 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
33% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 1
       
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 3 1
Comments: Angela Langton (Trainer) – “I’m very happy with box one. I think she’s a little bit of a chance if she can lead and get a bit of a break on them and the others jam up behind her. I think she likes the noisy lure at Wentworth Park, unfortunately we don’t have any of those in Victoria, she begins better and has a lot more confidence there.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.34 42.38 16.13 16.13
Box 2
Race Odds
$5.50
Heat Replay
Smart Valentino
Trainer
Mark Swift
Owner
Mark Swift
Prizemoney
$123,160.00
Last 10 Starts
1113213314
33 Months   Black   Dog   by   Where’s Pedro Smart Betsy
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,246.00 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
29 11 3 6
       
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
38% 69%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 4 1
       
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 2 0 1
Comments: Mark Swift (Trainer) – “The draw is good, he is a lot closer to the rails which is where he does his best work. Hopefully he’s a little bit closer early on this week, if we can get a sit on Infinite Wish, that would be ideal. There’s plenty of good dogs to beat though and this is a very tough race. I’d say Lucy Wires is the one to beat, she’s one of the best stayers going around.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.88 42.63 16.34 16.74
Box 3
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Bell Haven
Trainer
Edward Medhurst
Owner
D Cannan & R Milner
Prizemoney
$272,710.00
Last 10 Starts
1182625242
44 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Head Bound It’s A She
Start Fair Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,131.00 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
66 26 18 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 6 6 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 3 3
Comments: Edward Medhurst (Trainer) – “I’d prefer to be drawn out wide without a doubt, but we got what we were given. If she can position herself in the top three or four it would be great for her. She pulled up beautiful and the run would have done her good actually, because she hadn’t had a seven hundred since the heats of the Bold Trease and she blew a bit after last week’s run.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.88 42.21 16.11 16.51
Box 4
Race Odds
$3.80
Heat Replay
Lucy Wires
Trainer
Robert Britton
Owner
Geoffrey Collins
Prizemoney
$105,770.00
Last 10 Starts
1182625242

33 Months

  Dark Brindle   Bitch   by   Flying Penske Okgo Box To Wire
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $5,566.00 Rating 99
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 10 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
53% 84%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 2 0 2
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Comments: Robert Britton (Trainer) – “She’s not well boxed, so we will need a fair bit of luck early in the race. I’d just like to think that she is in touch when they head up the back the second time. She got away really well last week but from box four it’s going to be a different game, there’s a fair bit of pace around her. As far as the dog goes, she’s well and I’m confident she will run a very good race but that first turn does worry me.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.09 42.09 16.39 16.39
Box 5
Race Odds
$51
Heat Replay
My Friend Mitch
Trainer
Adele Powell
Owner
Adele Powell
Prizemoney
$22,515.00
Last 10 Starts
7226523123
42 Months   Black   Dog   by   Bit Chili Just Friends
Start Fair Running Rail Finish

Strong

Prizemoney Rating $402.00 Rating 79
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
56 6 14 13
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
11% 59%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 2 1 1
Comments: Adele Powell (Trainer) – “I’ll need a lot of luck, even if Bell Haven and Lucy Wires get into trouble, we’d have to catch the one (Infinite Wish) or the eight (Dyna Willow). The interstate dogs have just got it all over the Sydney dogs, they’re just panels ahead. I’m in there hoping for a lot of luck, but I know he’ll go out there and he’ll try. He gives it his all and I can’t ask for anymore than that. He’s a really big dog with a big heart.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.70 42.70 16.38 16.46
Box 6
Race Odds
$17
Heat Replay
Set to Shine
Trainer
Robert Mumford
Owner
George Tsohalis
Prizemoney
$48,700.00
Last 10 Starts
1412258184
40 months   White & Black   Bitch   by   Mandagery Man Princess Tayah
Start Good Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $885.00 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
55 13 8 9
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
24% 55%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 4 3 0
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 2 1
Comments: Robert Mumford (Trainer) –  “We’d prefer to be in box one but what do you do. Dyna Willow is drawn outside us this week so we are sort of hoping we can keep it out there. We got impeded a bit by the three in our race last week and she didn’t really have a chance after that. Most of the time she begins pretty well, we are just hoping she can this week.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.25 42.72 16.22 42.72
Box 7
Race Odds
$17
Heat Replay
Seven Straight
Trainer
Jeffrey Cumming
Owner
Jeffrey Cumming
Prizemoney
$37,236.00
Last 10 Starts
1712321162
36 Months   Red Brindle   Dog   by   Cosmic Rumble Nicely Done
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,329.00 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
28 9 5 5
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
32% 68%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 2  0
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 1 1
Comments: Jeffrey Cumming (Owner) – “I’m very happy with the box and he likes to use a bit of the track, so that’s where he wants to be. He’s only had the five seven hundred metre starts, so I’m keeping the fingers crossed that there is a bit of improvement. He would certainly have to have some luck on his side to match the Victorians. Last week was his first seven hundred for over a month so I was happy with it, and I think he should have some improvement in him. He had a bit of a virus after his last start in Melbourne so I had to back off him for a month. He’d had a couple of six hundred trials and that’s it going into last week, so hopefully he’ll have a little bit more in the tank this week.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.56 42.59 16.29 16.29
Box 8
Race Odds
$3.00
Heat Replay
Dyna Willow
Trainer
Steven Collins
Owner
Brendan Wheeler
Prizemoney
$64,485.00
Last 10 Starts
1122175411
30 Months   Red Brindle   Bitch   by   Collision Horizon Bale
Start Risky Running Middle Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $3,224.00 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 11 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
35% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1  1 0  0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0  3
Comments: Tammy Collins (Kennel Representative) – “We’d much prefer to have the fence but I suppose box eight is better than being in the middle. I don’t think we will be able to get across Infinite Wish, so hopefully we can get a sit on her. She (Dyna Willow) cut to the fence a bit from six last week but if she does that again she might find it a little bit harder. I think she can go quicker than that, watching the replay she got a little bit lost through the catching pen and lost a couple of lengths there so it’ll be interesting on Saturday night if she finds the front to see what she can do.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.92 41.92 16.14 16.14
1st Res
Race Odds
$41
Heat Replay
Hotwire
Trainer
Graeme Barnett
Owner
Graeme Barnett
Prizemoney
$87,087.00
Last 10 Starts
5353226125
51 Months   Black   Dog   by   Big Daddy Cool Ima Stunner
Start Slow Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,075.00 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
81 17 15 19
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
21% 63%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
38  8 5 8
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Looks to be a little out of his depth at this level and may struggle if he gains a start.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
42.38 42.73 16.50 16.96
2nd Res
Race Odds
$11
Heat Replay
Cawbourne Looney
Trainer
Jodie Lord
Owner
H GIlbert, S Byrnes & A Baker
Prizemoney
$46,940.00
Last 10 Starts
1147811415
34 Months   Black   Bitch   by   Trewly Special Book of Days
Start Fair Running Middle Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $1,173.00 Rating 88
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
40 12 4 7
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
30% 57%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 7 1 0
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Comments: Started long odds on last week and has flown here in the past. Would be far from the roughest hope if she somehow landed a gig in this race.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
41.92 42.74 16.08 16.74

 

The box draw has done no favours for Lucy Wires and Bell Haven, who will both be looking to land midfield and power home. Dyna Willow holds all the keys, if she finds herself on the bunny early, it may be a case of “eyes on the clock”. Smart Valentino is drawn to get his chance if he can begin on terms. The knockout chance may be Infinite Wish who loves the track and should be in front for a long way from the favourable draw. This is certainly has all the ingredients to be a great race.

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