Wednesday’s Wentworth Park betting tips & quaddie | Feb 22, 2023
Another wonderful Wednesday night of Wentworth Park greyhound action is upon us with a 10-race program set down for decision. With one fourth-and-fifth-grade race, a Maitland to Wenty final and a maiden mixed in amongst seven fifth-grade races, it promises to be an action-packed night with plenty of winners to be found.
Best Bet: Got The Feature (Race 5)
Dave Smith brings this son of Fernando Bale and Sheez My Chicki back to Wentworth Park for the first time since he used box one to perfection and raced away with a good 30.08 win back on January 28, beating Double Baroque in the process. Since then he's remained unbeaten and now has a winning streak of six in a row to defend. He is two wins and a second from box one in three attempts, and a win and two placings from five attempts at Headquarters. He is one of only a couple of runners to have won on this track, and in a final where the heats were conducted at the large and spacious Maitland track that might be a big bonus. He won his heat in the best time of the night and followed that up with a flying gallop at Goulburn, so he is definitely the one to beat.
Danger: Wilson's Pick
While she was four-tenths of a second slower than Got The Feature, she did everything right and showed good pace to lead and win comfortably in her heat. She loves being drawn off the track and is three from three from box seven, and she's won two races around this circuit – something no other runner can boast. She doesn't smash the clock, which is the worry, but might be at silly odds for such a good dog.
Race 5 – Got The Feature (1)
Form: 111111 | Career: 26: 9-4-1 | Trainer: David Smith
Next Best Bet: Comet A Cost (Race 9)
Jason Magri has his hands on another very talented chaser with this son of Superior Panama and Sweet City Woman. Comet A Cost absolutely brained them when recording a Group-quality time of 29.47 on a track that didn't seem all that conducive to quick times and won by more than eight lengths. He moves into box one, which he has only had once for a third, but has had nine career starts now for six wins and three minors. He has a slow beginner drawn alongside him, which should help him and give him some room early, and while he may be short, he'll be a good anchor for your multis. He is two from two at Wentworth Park, has relished the step up in distance and has been finishing off his races superbly. He may well be a future middle-distance star.
Danger: Cartel Model
From the Lord kennel but just isn't quite living up to the expectations that were place on him. Royally bred, has had three good wins here in town and has broken the 30-second mark, but just lacking the consistency of a top-line chaser at the moment.
Race 9 – Comet A Cost (1)
Form: 113311 | Career: 9: 6-1-2 | Trainer: Jason Magri
Best Value Bet: Esme Watson (Race 10)
Old Esme did the right thing for us last time we were on her and is just getting back to peak fitness after an injury layoff. She is so much better when drawn near the fence and last week was good chasing hard while having her heart broken by Comet A Cost in her first 500m race since her break. While she was beaten eight lengths, the time was phenomenal and she recorded a personal best of 30 seconds dead. A repeat of that effort, with some improved fitness, might be enough to sneak away with this race. With not that much early pace in this race she just might find herself using the inside draws she loves so much to her advantage. She should be good odds in this field, especially with Zipping Jada at a short quote.
Race 10 – Esme Watson (2)
Form: 556142 | Career: 22: 5-3-1 | Trainer: John Smart