Semi-Final Fields, Big Movers In Easter Egg

BRILLIANT heat winner Mackenna is on track to race into the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg Final despite drawing box six in her semi-final on Saturday night.

BRILLIANT heat winner Mackenna is on track to race into the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg Final (520m) despite drawing awkwardly in box six in her semi-final on Saturday night. have installed the Michelle Sultana-trained daughter of Whiskey Riot as the red hot $1.50 favourite for the fourth and final qualifier following her blistering 29.20 heat romp at the weekend.

The mesmerising performance was the second fastest time ever recorded at the famed Glebe circuit and the fastest ever time posted by a female.


Shakey Jakey holds the long standing record at 29.07.

The $4.60 second favourite in Mackenna's semi-final is boom NSW chaser Zipping Megatron (box 4) ahead of Group 2 Richmond Derby hero Go Bears (box 3) at $10.

Victorian Shima Current, certain to be better for the heat hit-out, is next best at $12 from box four.

Impressive heat winner Irinka Daniel

Favouritism for the opening semi-final is with hugely impressive 29.57 heat winner Smooth Plane from the all-powerful Dailly kennel.

Two-time winners of the Golden Easter Egg, courtesy of Grigorierva Bale (2013) and the great Fernando Bale (2015), the Tom Dailly-trained Smooth Plane will exit box four in his bid for an Egg berth where early markets see him the $2.80 elect.

In a wide open semi-final, Omega Travis (box 1), My Hepburn (box 2), Zali Keeping (box 5) and Nad Al Sheba (box 6) are all under double figure odds, where the first two across the line will progress through to the $350,000-to-the-winner finale.

Champion Victorian trainer Jason Thompson's quest for a third Golden Easter Egg title rests with Tim Zoo and the Australian Cup hero couldn't have been more impressive winning his heat in 29.59.

On the strength of that barnstorming effort the powerhouse chaser has been installed a $1.90 favourite in the second semi-final where two-time Group 2 winner Nangar Jim, and Queensland sensation All Natural, share second favouritism at $4.80.

The biggest mover in All-In betting markets has been the Andy Lord-trained Nangar Larry after the prolific winning sprinter drew box one in the third semi-final.

A placegetter in the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder in January, the son of Shima Shine looks poised to qualify for another Wentworth Park feature, quoted at $3.50 early doors from the plum draw.

August Bob, a brilliant 29.35 heat victor, has been installed a $3 favourite from box four while exciting newcomer Angel Shirley is at $5 after drawing precariously in five.


Angel Shirley $26 into $12

August Bob $41 into $8

Mackenna $10 into $4

My Hepburn $101 into $31

Nangar Larry $26 into $10

Smooth Plane $101 into $10

Zali Keeping $51 into $21

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