Following an outstanding night of racing at Wentworth Park, on Saturday night (March 23), the box draws for the Group 1 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg (520m), Group 1 Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup (720m) and Group 3 Ambrosoli (520m Golden Easter Egg Consolation) were conducted.
On a night which saw some sensational results and honours shared between New South Wales and Victorian runners, the meeting highlight was the obliteration of the 520m track record by Punch One Out.
The victory in the final semi-final, stunned the crowd with 0.16 seconds being taken off the previous record held by Noble Pedro.
Trainers Jason Mackay said following the draw that boxes haven fallen ideally for both runners, which should make next week an exciting battle.
Yet to claim the Golden Easter Egg title, Mackay said is was great that owners of both runners would now be able to get to the track and enjoy the moment.
“It has taken five starts for Punch One Out to get a handle on the start at Wenty, but everythign fell into place,” Mackay said.
“Track was in great order, and I have always know she is capable of those times, but at just 25months of age, I still think there is more to come,” Mackay added.
With five Group Race finals now drawn for this coming Saturday’s feature program, Easter Saturday night is bound to see more exceptional racing moments.
The box draw for the Group 1 Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg:
Macro Meats New Golden Easter Egg Final Box Draw
$250,000 - $62,500 - $31,250
Box 1 - Cracker Jack Lil - Peter Hunt
Box 2 - General Destini - Emilio Rinaldi
Box 3 - Punch One Out - Jason Mackay
Box 4 - Grigorieva Bale - Andrea Dailly
Box 5 - Winsome Charlee - John Finn
Box 6 - Hot Irish - Steven Clarke
Box 7 - Sometimes Speedy - Jason Mackay
Box 8 - Sheikha - John Finn
1st Res - Spud Regis - Andrea Dailly
2nd Res - Allen Dion - Andrea Dailly
The box draw for the Group 1 Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup is as follows:
Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup Box Draw
$75,000 - $18,750 - $9,375
Box 1 - Fancy Liza - Christoped Spratt
Box 2 - Destini Fireball - Emilio Rinaldi
Box 3 - Miss Nicole - Charles Galea
Box 4 - Bell Haven - Edward Medhurst
Box 5 - Back Page Lead - Steven White
Box 6 - Gully Miss - Jacob Burke
Box 7 - Robert Andrew - Steven White
Box 8 - Hotwire - Graeme Barnett
1st Res - Irma Bale - Graeme Bate
2nd Res - Jilly’s Army - David Righetti
The box draw for the Group 3 Ambrosoli is as follows:
The Ambrosoli Box Draw
$25,000 - $6,250 - $3,125
Box 1 - Renegade Chief - Kel Greenough
Box 2 - Rob Pines - Edward Medhurst
Box 3 - El Caballo - Darren McDonald
Box 4 - Allen Dion - Andrea Dailly
Box 5 - Amadeus Strikes - Steven White
Box 6 - Fully Advanced - Graeme Bate
Box 7 - Spud Regis - Andrea Dailly
Box 8 - Peter Rocket - Keith Hellmuth
1st Res - Garrick Bale - Andrea Dailly
2nd Res - Boris Fields - Jason Thompson