FORMER New South Wales sprinter, Robbie Rotten, proved far too good for his opposition in winning the Group 2 Warragul Cup last night to give his young trainer Kayla Cottrell another big race victory in her short training career. Box five proved no obstacle to Robbie Rotten, as he began brilliantly to establish an early break in his rivals and from that point, he never looked a danger of defeat, eventually winning by almost 4 lengths. Still owned in New South Wales by Deon Hansen, the dog was transferred to Cottrell in November and has tasted defeat just the once in his five starts since the move. The Traralgon Cup, of which will be run next week, would be the likely next mission for Robbie Rotten.
Heats of the National Futurity and the National Derby at Wentworth Park last night provided for some spectacular racing with Victorian visitors qualifying a total of eight dogs across both events. It was the George Farrugia owned Boston Garden, normally trained by Jeff Britton but with caretaker trainer Alan Proctor for this series, taking time honours in the Derby, recording a fast 29.79 aided by brilliant beginning to lead throughout. Whilst recent Dapto Megastar winner, Ritza Donna, storming away in the closing stages to record a best of the night 29.72 in then Futurity. Both finals, which will be held next Saturday night at Wentworth Park, appear to be very open events after the box draw.
Group racing continues at Wentworth Park tonight, with eight outstanding heats of the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder to be contested, supported by two heats of the Group 2 Summer Cup for the stayers. Let us see if we can steer punters into a few winners on the program.
Wentworth Park Race 1 No 4 Stanley Road $1.50 at PlayUp
New South Wales best stayer in 2021, and likely to record his first victory this year in this heat. Does get back in his races but is very strong. Main danger appears to be Victorian Hank The Hustler, who is getting back to best based on his last two runs.
Wentworth Park Race 2 No 6 Untapped $2.45 at PlayUp
Impressive here last week when finishing a close second at her first look at the track. She will benefit greatly from that run and can lead throughout in this race.
Wentworth Park Race 3 No 8 Coastal Model $1.80 at PlayUp
Loves this track, recording back-to-back fast wins here in recent weeks. Should cross with ease and win easily.
Wentworth Park Race 4 No 4 Zipping Conway $3.90 at PlayUp
Flies shortly after box rise, so empty box outside him is the key here we think, as he will get room to gather himself and find the lead. Runs fast times when on the lure.
Wentworth Park Race 5 No 3 Do It $2.80 at PlayUp
Winner of Adelaide Cup last year who loves an inside draw. Will find the rails from this draw and prove too strong.
Wentworth Park Race 6 No 5 Zulu Warlord $8.50 at PlayUp
Ultra consistent galloper who wins his races with fast starts. He can lead here and that will immediately put pressure on the favourite who likes to use plenty of the track, so the inside draw is against him.
Wentworth Park Race 7 No 3 Zipping Kyrgios $1.85 at PlayUp
Racing in spectacular form as evidenced by his last start win in the Group 2 Gosford Cup in very fast time. Loves this track. Only bad luck can beat him.
Wentworth Park Race 8 No 3 Jungle Deuce $1.45 at PlayUp
Star dual distance performer who blew them away last start at Albion Park in the final of the Group 2 Golden Sands, winning by six lengths in near track record time. Should handle the drop in distance with ease. Loves racing at this track. Looks the best bet of the night, so make him your banker in your multi bets.
Wentworth Park Race 9 No 8 Zipping Kansas $1.70 at PlayUp
His last two starts at this track and distance have resulted in big wins in break taking times. Since his last win, has smashed the Dapto record in a trial. Loves a wide draw. Will win.
Wentworth Park Race 10 No 3 Aston Rupee $1.28 at PlayUp
Regarded by many as the fastest greyhound in the world following the times he has been recording at Sandown in recent months. New here but has trialled very well. Just needs clear air in the first twenty metres to show everyone who good he is. Yes.