Victorian youngster Hooksy is a $2.20 favourite with TAB’s fixed odds market to win the Group 3 New Sensation on Saturday night at Wentworth Park.
The Tanya Auld-trained greyhound has run Best of Night times in his past five outings (at Sandown & Wentworth Park), and his semi-final win over 520m on Friday in 29.57sec was more than two lengths faster than the quickest Golden Easter Egg semi-final winner (Evil Punk) at the track the following night.
The son of Hondo Black and Uno Witch won his heat on 4 April in 29.44sec, which was .01sec superior to the fastest Easter Egg heat winner (Keybow) the next day.
Hooksy will be chasing a $25,000 first prize in the final of the age-restricted event.
Other semi-final winners were Irondale Bravo (29.66sec) and My Kinda Music (29.75sec), plus another Victorian-trained greyhound – Bottom Dollar (30.27sec) from the Glenn Rounds kennel.
NEW SENSATION BOX DRAW
1. RAINCHECK (Peter Lagogiane, NSW)
2. IRONDALE BRAVO (Darren Sultana, NSW)
3. HOOKSY (Tanya Auld, VIC)
4. VELVET FLAME (Andrew Bayliss, NSW)
5. BOTTOM DOLLAR (Glen Rounds, VIC)
6. MY KINDA MUSIC (Alan Pringle, NSW)
7. KING ODESSA (Kristy Sultana, NSW)
8. LACEY LOIS (Peter Acers)
9. SILENT EFFECTIVE (Darren Sultana)
10. SIR REDMOND (Brett May)
RACE 5: Bottom Dollar defeated Raincheck in 30.27sec
RACE 6: Irondale Bravo defeated Lacey Lois in 29.66sec
RACE 7: My Kinda Music defeated Velvet Flame in 29.75sec
RACE 8: Hooksy defeated King Odessa in 29.57sec
WENTWORTH PARK FRIDAY FULL RESULTS: CLICK HERE