Twelve heats of the Group 1 Maturity Classic were conducted at The Meadows last Saturday night, with Dyna Patty recording the quickest time of 29.73sec when defeating NSW star Ella Enchanted by just under a length.
Four semi-finals will be run this Saturday night, with the winners and second placegetters to advance through to the $100,000 to-the-winner final on 29 July.
There appears to be plenty of value in the TAB market with the Andrea Dailly-trained Dyna Patty now a clear favourite at $6.00 to win the series, and she has the advantage of exiting box one in her semi-final.
Drawn alongside Dyna Patty in box two is Regazzoni who, despite possessing brilliant early speed, shouldn’t provide too much concern for the favourite according to his trainer Angela Langton.
“He (Regazzoni) is a good beginner but he runs pretty straight so he shouldn’t crowd Dyna Patty too much,” Langton said.
Langton also trains the classy Hasten Slowly, who is drawn in box four in the same semi.
“Hopefully Regazzoni can jump well and give Hasten Slowly a cart across to the rail, as Hasten Slowly is probably our best chance of finishing in the top two and making it through to the final. It’s a very tough semi,” she said.
Hasten Slowly, winner of the Group 3 Flying Amy Classic in Brisbane last month, is one of four greyhounds on the second line of betting to win the Maturity at $8, while Regazzoni, who has won eight from 16, is at the generous odds of $301 to take out the series.
Saturday night’s Quaddie at The Meadows, which starts at Race 5, will carry a $20,000 Jackpot.