Anakie trainer Angela Langton is looking to add another trophy to her long list of achievements with her first Perth Cup finalist, Shared Equity, who’ll jump from Box 6 in the $213,750 Group 1 race (520m) on Saturday Night at the new Cannington Track.
“It was such a big thrill when she won her heat, it would be terrific to win the final because it’s something that I may never get the opportunity to enjoy again – you just have to savor the entire experience,” explained Angela, pictured above with son Nicholas and Shared Equity after winning the 2015 Ballarat Cup.
“She definitely is up there with the best of them. I don’t think I have ever had a dog in the amount of group races she has been in. All of my dogs are very special, but Shared Equity is great because of her achievements,” and
“Que Sera Sera is also up there because she was my first Group 1 winner. I will never forget that,” Langton explained.
“Shared Equity has proven herself and stood up against what are currently the best greyhounds around” – ANGELA LANGTON
The Perth Cup Final is Shared Equity’s 11th group event. Surprisingly, within her decorated career, this is only Shared Equity’s second interstate trip.
“It’s quite amazing that she’s made this many group events. It’s great for any dog to do this but for her, considering that in most of these races she is the only female – it’s a bit special,”
“As for the travelling, she is a brilliant traveller which is really fortunate. We sent her over to stay with Linda Britton a week before the heats. She saw the track for the first time in a meeting the week before the heats so she would know where to run.”
“I’m travelling over on Saturday to watch the race but I’ll just be a spectator. She is with family over there so she is in great hands and I am happy to leave the winning formula!”
Previously, Langton believed that Shared Equity had experienced a run of bad luck in previous Group races such as the weather-affected 2015 Warrnambool Classic. Shared Equity secured her first group victory in the Group 2 $108,000 Ballarat Cup in December.
“I really felt that if she was ever going to win a Group race, the Ballarat Cup was it. She was perfectly drawn and she jumped well. Once she got out in the front, she never looked back. That was her night and I’m happy she got it done,” said Langton.
Looking forward, Shared Equity lines up against a star-studded field which includes fellow Victorian Blazin’ Bomber (Darren Pattinson).
“If she jumps well and leads, she will have a great chance. I always say though, ‘whatever will be, will be’. She has proven herself and stood up against what are currently the best greyhounds around. Racing weekly in these types of events you meet the best and she has stood up to the test,” Langton said.
“The great thing about her is that no matter what happens, she will give herself every opportunity. At Cannington, it’s all about who is leading after the first turn. Hopefully it is her!”
WATCH: Shared Equity’s Perth Cup heat win at Cannington last Saturday night from box 2.