The opening heat went the way of John Vanderburg trained, Penetrator, which picked up the lead from Transcend Time in the home straight to win by 2 3/4lenghts in 30.07.
Fastest heat qualifier Hoover Boy defeated red hot favourite Bye Bye Bucks in the second qualifier, to claim his position in next Saturday’s night feature. The Luke Azzopardi prepared greyhound putting together back to back wins at the Glebe Circuit and securing a personal best of 29.77 in the process.
After jumping moderately, heat three favourite Mr. Clydesdale did not disappoint followers, claiming victory over Street Boss, which made the most of the inside draw.
In the final run off it was Leeroy Rocker which led all the way to book the final position for next week.
Returning from a stint in Victoria, Leeroy Rocker validated the support received in betting winning by three lengths over Here Comes Kenny, which charged home late to claim second position.
The even nature of qualifiers will make for a thrilling final next Saturday night. The box draws for the 2012 Group 2 Multiquip Bob Payne Spring Sprint Final is:
2012 Bob Payne Spring Sprint Final Box DRaw
Race 8 – MULTIQUIP BOB PAYNE SPRING SPRINT FINAL 9:58 PM
NG 520 Metres $40,000 – $10,000 – $5,000
Box 1 – 1242 HERE COMES KENNY Adele Powell 29.87
Box 2 – 8112 STREET BOSS Owen Makin 29.86
Box 3 – 2X11 HOOVER BOY Luke Azzopardi 29.77
Box 4 – 1151 LEEROY ROCKER Jane Crawford 29.94
Box 5 – 1162 BYE BYE BUCKS Kenneth Lewis 29.73
Box 6 – 1271 MR. CLYDESDALE Robert Mccolm 29.56
Box 7 – 5121 PENETRATOR John Vanderburg 30.04
Box 8 – 1122 TRANSCEND TIME Mark Azzopardi 29.97
1st Res – 1213 PERFECT CHANCE Lorraine Roy 30.17
2nd Res – 3123 HE’S SO SHY Jimmy Micallef 29.92
Entry next Saturday night will be just $2, in celebration of Wentworth Park’s 25 year re-opening anniversary.
In addition, there will be cake, jumping castle and live entertainment. While on Level 1 for just $25, attendees can receive entry, race book, live entertainment and finger food in the Silver Cocktail Function. Bookings can be made by contacting 02 8587 1210 during business hours Monday to Friday.