‘Something Beaten': Garry Can ‘Stun' In Egg Semis

VICTORIANS loom large in the Easter Egg semi-finals, with heat winners Mackenna, Tim Zoo and Smooth Plane all installed favourite for their run-offs.

VICTORIANS loom large in Saturday night's Group 1 Golden Easter Egg semi-finals, with flying heat winners Mackenna, Tim Zoo and Smooth Plane all installed favourite for their run-offs.

But one Vic raider is flying under the radar.

Cole Brett has warned punters not to let Garry Stun On, which is ideally drawn in box one in the second semi, slip under their guard.


A Meadows specialist, with 12 of his 15 wins coming at the track, Garry Stun On was a luckless fourth to 29.78 winner Quantifiable in his Easter Egg heat.

Named after his trainer's late brother Gary Brett, a Victorian coursing stalwart, Garry Stun On was overlooked in betting, sent around at $31 from box six in his second visit to Wentworth Park.

He was never out of trouble before flashing home in an eye-catching performance.

"I thought he was something beaten," said Cole Brett.

"It was a huge run. We were very proud of the dog.

"He was virtually stopped in his tracks and lost all his momentum. He got so far back, but he was rocketing home the last 20 or 30 metres.

"I just wish he could've got his head down and run third, because I had a huge whack at him each-way!"

Garry Stun On, a December '20 son of Fully Loaded, a brother to G1 winners Poke The Bear, Out Of Range and Hooked On Scotch, had an unconventional lead-up to his Easter Egg campaign.

His three most recent victories came in middle distance events as Cole targeted the G1 Rookie Rebel during the Australian Cup Carnival and was disappointed when his kennel star was overlooked.

After a dominant 595m Sandown victory over G1 Association Cup contender Zulu Blast, Brett decided to head to Sydney.

"There wasn't a lot here in Victoria for him, so I freshened him up and put him up the straight at Melton and he went enormous," Brett explained.

Garry Stun On is once again set to go around at double figures on Saturday night, despite drawing box one, from where he's won four from ten, with four minors.

But he's being kept much safer at $11, with fellow Vic, G1 Australian Cup hero Tim Zoo, a 29.59 heat winner for two-time Easter Egg victor Jason Thompson, $2.30 favourite.

"It's a beautiful box," Brett said.

Garry Stun On will exit box one in his Easter Egg semi-final on Saturday night

"Nobody is talking about him and I hope it stays that way. 

"He's underrated but he's a very good dog, he can run the time and he's strong.

"I go up there with a dog that's in good form and loves the rails. 

"If he can find the bunny, you watch the clock! He's run 29.70 at The Meadows.

"We're quietly confident. It won't be a shock for anyone who knows the dog if he can win. Whatever happens, he won't disgrace himself.

"Don't let him go around without having something on him!

"I've never won a big race – nothing major – and if he can run one/two on Saturday I don't know how I'd cope. I couldn't sleep last week!"

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