2013 Ladies Bracelet Heat One
Owner Harry Markou will be hoping to continue his fantastic run of success with his ‘Love’ dogs this Saturday night when the well performed My Sweet Love lines up in the first heat of the group three $25,000 to the winner Ladies Bracelet at Wentworth Park. The black bitch is trained by the astute Ruth Matic of Canyonleigh and has developed into a track specialist at headquarters saluting at eight of her eighteen starts over the 520 metre distance with a personal best time of a scintillating 29.73 seconds. The three year old chaser has drawn ideally in box two and should ping to the front, however she comes up against a highly talented bunch with almost half the field reassembling from last week’s QLD Futurity.
The winner of that event, Purcell Bale will line up from box four for the powerful Bate/Wheeler combination. The daughter of Dyna Lachlan and Princess Bale has won eight races from nineteen starts and looks a force to be reckoned with despite the poor draw.
On her outside wearing the yellow is the vivacious Winsome Charlee for Melinda and John Finn. The pocket rocket was desperately unlucky in last week’s Futurity finishing sixth, which was just one of many feature finals she has competed in. Winsome Charlee placed 3rd in the Dapto Country Winnebago Puppy Classic, 3rd in the Gosford Gold Cup Consolation, 3rd in the National Futurity Final and second in this year’s Golden Easter Egg to Grigorieva Bale whilst she was also a finalist in the 2013 Collerson at Wentworth Park. The beautifully bred bitch is by Where’s Pedro and out of Ramblin’ Ruby and has won from every box except from box five where she has drawn for this week’s heat. Despite this the peppy bitch has plenty of heart and although she has no early speed, she comes home like a train and should be figuring in the finish.
Queensland Futurity runner up Xylia Allen will give the Bate/Wheeler team two runners in heat one when she begins from box seven. As a winner of ten from twenty four she looks to have a massive shot, with the Launceston Cup winner rated by her trainer as ‘one of the fastest I have ever trained’. This massive statement paired with her awesome ability should see the big 31 kilogram bitch go close to favouritism.
Also worth mentioning in the first heat is Christopher Nutt’s Parissette. The daughter of prolific producer Paris St Germain carries with her great form which she has brought up from the apple aisle, with her rails draw sure to be in her favour.
2013 Ladies Bracelet Heat Two
Golden Easter Egg placegetter Cracker Jack Lil will be looking to bounce back to the winners list when she pings from the black in heat two. The 27 kilogram speedster is a winner of nineteen races from thirty one starts with a best of 29.72 seconds for the track and distance with her exceptional early pace a definite advantage in this field where she looks to be the early leader.
Drawn poorly on her inside is the flying South Australian My Little Star who will be making her Wentworth Park debut at her thirty eighth start. The black and white daughter of Carlisle Jack has been a terrific money spinner for trainer Bozidar Stamenkovic but will face her acid test tonight against a cracker field. Despite this she has plenty of class but will need to get away cleanly and avoid interference from her outside competitor who begins like a bullet and cuts straight to the rails.
Squeeze box runner Velvet Fog will be looking to maintain her impressive statistics and to keep her Wentworth Park form unblemished when she jumps wearing yellow for owner/trainer Benjamin Mccauley. The daughter of Bit Chilli has won five with four minors from a mere twelve starts and made her Sydney debut last Friday in great fashion running away to score by five and a half lengths in a fast 29.98 seconds. The black bitch possesses plenty of early speed and looks a definite threat if she can overcome the draw.
Rails runner Cawbourne Classy has hit a purple patch of form at precisely the right time for this event as a winner of her last two starts including a win at Wentworth Park where she travelled 29.99 seconds however she will have to do everything right with many of these runners capable of running much faster than the time that she posted in her win. Whilst it is definitely tougher than her recent assignments, the Anthony Lord prepared bitch is suited to run well from box one and should be able to sneak up into the placings
Graeme Bate and Paul Wheeler also have two engaged in this heat, with their best shot looking to be Dyna Jezabel who will start from box three.
2013 Ladies Bracelet Heat Three
The inform Sharron Webster kennel will start close to favourite in heat three with three and a half year old Lagoon Lowanna who has been racing in career best form over recent weeks. The Wentworth Park specialist won two on the trot at the Ultimo circuit including a barnstorming 29.68 seconds success where she also flew early, running a stunning first section of 5.30 seconds before finishing down the track last week to Jason Mackay’s sensational bitch Sometimes Speedy. The black bitch has won four over the track and distance and seventeen overall, and looks to be a huge chance.
Her biggest threat looks to be the lightly raced speedster Princess Black who lines up from box three for trainer John Heard. The pint sized performer tips the scales at just over 25 kilograms but certainly races with plenty of heart which she showed throughout February and March this year collecting four wins in succession over the track and distance with a best time of a breathtaking 29.59 seconds. The daughter of Give Me Five has only started once since finding trouble in a semi of the Golden Easter Egg, when finishing fifth behind the talented Fast Archer earlier this month. With a fast beginner on her outside, the risky starter will need to beat her rival out of the boxes, however she has the ability to do that and should go close from this draw where she has won two from three.
Yet another runner from the Bate kennel, Langi Bale, will jump from box five and looks to have a great chance at her track debut. The 27 kilogram lightweight has been a handy little racer winning fourteen races from thirty three starts including a fast 29.66 seconds at Sandown. The quick youngster has been running over the middle distance trips of late where she saluted at her last start over the consistent Yowyeh. Whilst she has a massive motor, she does lack early pace, and racing against a strong field, she can’t afford to give them too much of a start.
Green runner Midnight News will be looking to bring all of them undone at just her tenth start for trainer David Pringle. The least experienced of the eight runners, the bitch by champion sire Bombastic Shiraz out of Midnight Movie showed plenty of field sense and talent at her last start when overcoming a poor getaway to win by seven and a half lengths in an electrifying 29.45 seconds. This is clearly the best time posted by any of the runners in her heat and a repeat of that performance will see her obliterating her top class counterparts, however it will be difficult from the poor draw as she is another that lacks early zip.
2013 Ladies Bracelet Heat Four
The second half of John and Melinda Finns dynamic duo will step from box three in heat four. Sheikha is an extraordinary bitch who has made two group one finals at headquarters, the Golden Easter Egg and The Paws of Thunder, with the daughter of Collision and Im Exceptional taking out the latter in superb style earlier this year. A renowned railer, she is much better suited here than out wide and although she won’t be flying the lids, she is boxed perfectly to sit behind and pounce on the early leader.
One of her biggest threats is Kenneth Staines flying machine Montana Izmir who recently scored a hatrick of wins in town in fast time before running second to Lagoon Lowanna at her last start. Montana Izmir has won eight races from twenty nine starts and looks to have a promising future after posting a scorching 29.63 seconds at Wentworth Park just two starts back. The Elite State youngster is accustomed to the awkward draw where she has started from seven times and with her early pace she should be up with the leaders in the early stages, and if she can cross, she looks hard to run down.
Stamenkovic has another South Australian flyer engaged on Saturday night with Koombooyana Girl who is drawn nicely in box two in the final heat. The red fawn sprinter by Big Daddy Cool comes into the series with good form as a winner of sixteen from thirty two. The bitch has only just resumed from a two and a half month spell when she ran fifth behind Just Shine earlier this month. Despite this, she has plenty of speed with her record showing fast wins at the track including a 29.66 seconds triumph over the 515 metre journey whilst she has also defeated the likes of Sometimes Speedy, and based on this, she should also be respected.
Racing kicks off at Wentworth Park at 7:27pm this Saturday night whilst the girls are set to shine with the first heat of the Ladies Bracelet being race four with the lids to fly at 8:27 pm.