West Footscray trainer Darren Beasley has no complaints ahead of Saturday night’s Golden Easter Egg heats (520m) at Wentworth Park, with his star sprinter Hostile drawing box one.
“If I could choose any box for him it would be box one. The first three placegetters make it through to the semi-finals next week so he appears well placed to do so from that draw,” Beasley said.
“It’s hard to imagine him leading from the start in races of this calibre, but he usually begins fairly well and if he is within striking range of the leaders with 200m to go he’s always in with a chance.”
Hostile has drawn box one on six occasions for three wins, two seconds and a third.
Hostile trialled at Wentworth Park last weekend, a week after finishing third in the Group 1 ATC Insurance Australian Cup (525m) at The Meadows.
“He was a little slow early in his trial at Wentworth Park but he ran about 29.63sec overall, which is going well. His run home time was only marginally slower than My Bro Fabio’s run home time on the night, so I’m extremely happy with that because My Bro Fabio is an outstanding greyhound and a dual Group 1 winner,” Beasley said.
Hostile is rated a $41.00 chance to win the Golden Easter Egg, while fellow Victorian My Bro Fabio is the favourite at $6.00.
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