Following the running of the Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg heats (520m) on Saturday (April 9) at Wentworth Park, seeding and the box draw for this Saturday’s semi-finals has been determined.
After drawing box three in last Saturday’s heat, fastest semi-final qualifier, Radley Bale, has secured another inside draw (box 2) in semi-final A, drawing between kennel mates, Allen Hertz and Darya Bale.
Radley Bale, 29.45, fell just one hundredth shy of Queen Lauryn’s Wentworth Park 520m track record in his impressive heat ten win on Saturday night.
“I am always confident with him (Radley Bale), he can begin well and he was well suited to the way he was boxed last Saturday,” trainer Graeme Bate said following the release of the semi-final box draw.
“The track was quick on Saturday night, but he is capable of breaking the track record anywhere he goes.
“He was only one hundredth off the track record at Sandown (on March 17) so he has only just missed two records now,” Bate said.
Bate was pleased with all five of his semi-finalists’ box draws, despite the three kennelmates drawing alongside each other in semi final A.
Kilty Lad for Victorian trainer Kelly Bravo another smart winner on Saturday, producing a blistering 5.35 first section in his 29.62 win.
“He is generally quick early, and having a bit of a break (before the series) has been good for him,” Bravo said.
“He was a little bit underdone going into the race, having had six weeks off, and only a couple of runs in preparation.
“We were really happy with the run, and he has a bit up his sleeve going into week two, hopefully he peaks at just the right time,” Bravo said.
Kilty Lad will start favourite in his semi-final, with trainer Bravo pleased to have drawn just off the rails.
Box draw for Saturday’s four semi-finals follows. Race order and times will be determined in full meeting box draw distributed Tuesday April 12.
2011 Golden Easter Egg Semi Finals Box Draw
MACRO MEATS GEE SEMI A NG 520 Metres
2133 ALLEN HERTZ Graeme Bate 30.27
1211 RADLEY BALE Graeme Bate 29.45
2122 DARYA BALE Graeme Bate 29.87
1112 ADAM MEWAY Anthony Azzopardi 30.01
1123 KELLY’S HERO Lorraine Watts 29.96
1711 SHIRAZ POINT James Ennis 29.95
8212 BOGIE BELTAH Ryan Ayre 30.43
6184 MALTA James Ennis 30.20
5114 WEONA BANQUET Kenneth Staines 30.27
2114 NOBLE PEDRO Mary Wright 29.79
MACRO MEATS GEE SEMI B NG 520 Metres
1124 HIGH EARNER Kel Greenough 29.82
7282 PUSH THE PAINT Jeff Britton 29.94
1143 BRAVADO DOS Christopher Carl 30.24
1852 TUIAKI Neville Brown 29.84
5243 HILLCREST GWEN Glenda Dart 30.41
1121 BOGIE KING Ryan Ayre 29.52
1412 HE KNOWS UNO Michael Patterson 30.04
2723 PROVEN CHEVY Mark Azzopardi 30.03
1154 HELLA GOOD Graeme Bate 30.26
1124 SIENNA’S DELIGHT Dean Swain 30.08
MACRO MEATS GEE SEMI C NG 520 Metres
7343 NUMERO UNO BALE Brendan Wheeler 30.03
3652 HAYDER BALE Graeme Bate 30.03
1341 KILTY LAD Kelly Bravo 29.62
5333 TONNELI BALE Graeme Bate 29.99
2112 DYNA TRON Andrea Dailly 30.21
2121 LETHAL POWER James Ennis 30.21
4261 MONSTER JACK Lorraine Roy 29.82
1143 DECEMBRIST Robert Douglas 30.20
4154 NOVEMBER DIGGER Christine Oldfield 29.95
6154 KAILUA BAY Pavka Stamenkovic 30.19
MACRO MEATS GEE SEMI D NG 520 Metres
4323 I’M MIGHTY MAGIC Norm Becroft 30.18
7131 ASTON ELLE Jason Thompson 29.99
1221 MANUEL BALE Andrea Dailly 29.80
2111 MORE SPACE Garry Edwards 29.68
4452 DID I ENTERTAIN Robert Arnold 29.85
5211 MICK THE MOZZ Andrea Dailly 30.01
3352 WOODEN BALL Mark Arncliffe 29.93
1513 SERGIO Garry Harding 30.12
1186 ELITE BLUE SIZE Reg Kay 29.96
4114 CAROL ALLEN Graeme Bate 30.28