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.
Photos by Clint Anderson.