Victorian trainer Andrea Dailly has a phenomenal strike rate at Wentworth Park in group race finals, with last night’s victory in the Group 3 Ladies Bracelet, continuing a sensational run of form in Sydney.
Elfen Bale appeared to be Dailly’s best hope and started off the inside alley as $3.80 shared favourite with kennel mate Dyna Nico. The daughter of Kelsos Fusileer and Chloe Allen, who’s litter brother is Group 1 winner Fernando Bale, stepped well from box one and took a comfortable lead at the first turn.
Dyna Nico was hot in pursuit and hit the lead approaching the top corner of the home turn and it appeared as if the race was all over, until Elfen Bale made a last ditch effort on the line to score by a neck. Dailly’s other finalist Spring Leaf recovered well from a poor getaway, finishing just 1.75 lengths away in third place. The winner recorded a sizzling time of 29.80 on a drenched Wentworth Park surface and clocked a speedy run home of 11.77.
Team Dailly walked away with $34,375 in prize money last night, with Elfen Bale’s career statistics now sitting at nine wins from 20 starts and $59,600 in earnings.
Results – Group 3 Ladies Bracelet Final – Wentworth Park 02/05/15 – 520m
1st – Elfen Bale – Andrea Dailly ($25,000)
2nd – Dyna Nico – Andrea Dailly ($6,250)
3rd – Spring Leaf – Andrea Dailly ($3,125)
4th – Uno Suzie – Jodie Lord
5th – Queen Esther – Noelene Holloway
6th – Zipping Abby – Ronald Seymour
7th – Star Torana – Shaun Evans
8th – Pearl Blonde – Jodie Lord
S1: 5.35 (1)
S2: 18.03 (4)
Run Home: 11.77
Margins: NK x 1.75
Scratchings: Rue De Kahn, Senorita Selena