Following four semi-finals of the 520m Group 1 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg and two heats of the Group 1 Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup at Wentworth Park tonight, the final line up for next week’s finals have been determined.
Western Australian stayer Miata made her first Wentworth Park appearance in heat two of the Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup.
Prior to tonight’s start, Miata had 20 wins from 23 starts with four track records to her name. Her appearance has been eagerly anticipated, and the Paul Stuart trained daughter of Bombastic Shiraz x Winsome Bluebird didn’t disappoint.
Miata got away from the boxes well, and despite Shimaguni giving it her best attempt to stay with the Western Australian, Miata won by eight lengths in a new track record time of 41.81; taking .12 of Chinatown Lad’s 720m track record set in 2008..
The qualifiers for the Group 1 Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup are as follows, with a box draw to be conducted Monday:
GAIL ALLEN – Simon Rhodes
HE’S MY FUTURE – Carolyn Reinke
HOT BUZZARD Ronald Bell
HOTWIRE – Graeme Barnett
LAVANA – Anthony Lord
MIATA – Paul Stuart
SHIMAGUNI – Andrea Dailly
THRILLING BRAT – Karen Walsh
1ST Res – ADELLE BALE – Andrea Dailly
2ND Res – COUSIN CALLUM – Raymond Webster
The box draw for both the Association Cup final will occur at a Media Launch at The Mint on Monday from 10.30am. Miata, new 720m track record holder will be in attendance.