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Patty prevails in Warrnambool Cup

Andrea Dailly’s dual Group 1 winner Dyna Patty added a country cup to her already outstanding resume with a dominant victory in Wednesday night’s Group 2 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Cup Final (450m).

In claiming the $47,000 winner’s purse, Dyna Patty denied favourite Orson Allen, another Wheeler family bred and raced superstar, Greyhound Racing Victoria’s $50,000 bonus for claiming three country cups in a calendar year – for the time being at least.

After already taking out the Cranbourne and Horsham Cups this year, Orson Allen was the fastest qualifier at Warrnambool with a 24.94sec heat success on debut at the venue.

Trained by Correy Grenfell, Orson Allen started $4.10 favourite from box eight, ahead of rails runner Lucy’s Milo at $4.70, with local contender Crimson Vixen a $5.70 chance for Norm McCullagh of Bold Trease fame.

While Dyna Patty was the second fastest heat winner, clocking 25.04sec, the Australian Cup and Maturity Classic heroine got out to a generous $7.60 after drawing box four.

Hopes of celebrating the first hometown Cup triumph since 1999 were raised when Crimson Vixen jumped to the front and raced clear of pursuing kennelmates Dyna Patty and Lucy’s Milo.

Lucy’s Milo and Dyna Patty joined Crimson Vixen entering the home straight and Dyna Patty forged clear to defeat the unlucky Orson Allen by 2.49 lengths in 24.96sec, her 20th win from 50 starts, with her prizemoney tally now ticking past $600,000.

“She performs every week and she did the job tonight. She ran a very good race,” said a delighted Tom Dailly, husband of trainer Andrea.

“When she turned for home she had nothing near her and she stormed home.”

Dyna Patty’s only other appearance in a provincial cup came at Ballarat last December, where she finished fifth to Aston Kimetto.

Earlier in the night, Anthony Azzopardi’s Seal The Deal improved his unbeaten record at Warrnambool to four from four when taking out the $10,000 to-the-winner Stan Lake Memorial (450m).

A son of Azzopardi’s former star Zambora Brockie, Seal The Deal ($4.50) finished best to defeat favourite Flynn ($2.90) by .73 of a length in 24.91sec, bettering Dyna Patty’s Cup-winning time and continuing the impressive start to his career with his seventh win from 11 starts.

VIDEO: The Dailly kennel collected its fourth Warrnambool Cup when dual Group 1 winner Dyna Patty overpowered an elite field to add a country cup to her glowing resume.

VIDEO: Handler Tom Dailly chats to James Van de Maat following Dyna Patty’s magnificent Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Cup win.

Dyna Patty overpowers her rivals in the home straight.

Dyna Patty overpowers her rivals in the home straight.

Warrnambool Cup placegetters Dyna Patty (centre), Orson Allen (left) and Crimson Vixen with their respective handlers.

Warrnambool Cup placegetters Dyna Patty (centre), Orson Allen (left) and Crimson Vixen with their respective handlers.

The 2019 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Cup presentation.

The 2019 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Cup presentation.

Seal The Deal takes out the Stan Lake Memorial over Flynn.

Seal The Deal takes out the Stan Lake Memorial over Flynn.

Seal The Deal with trainer Anthony Azzopardi.

Seal The Deal with trainer Anthony Azzopardi.

Photos by Clint Anderson.

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About Gerard Guthrie - Chief Journalist The Greyhound Recorder One of Australia's leading greyhound racing journalists since 2000 with the Greyhound Recorder and now with Greyhound Racing Victoria. Part-owner 2013 Group 1 Paws Of Thunder winner Sheikha. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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