• Sunday, 10 Apr, 2022,
  • by Andrew Copley

Massive night for Vics in Sydney

Victorian contenders Zara’s Ivan (Andrea Dailly) and Idolize (Peter Presutto) finished out of the placings to NSW star She’s A Pearl (Jodie Lord) in Saturday night’s main event at Wentworth Park – the $343,000 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg – however it was still a remarkably successful night for the Big V.

Gypsy Wyong (Andea Dailly) and Mepunga Ruby (Jeff Britton) made it a Victorian quinella in the $102,500 Group 1 Association Cup (720m), the former snaring her fourth Group 1 victory, while Dailly filled the trifecta in the $33,500 Group 3 The Ambrosoli, with Lala Kiwi defeating Zippy Tesla and Daph’s Ascend running 1-2-3.

Meanwhile, young Victorian trainer Kayla Cottrell also had a night to remember when Devine Empress took out the $55,000 age-restricted Group 3 New Sensation (520m).

“She came out better tonight and there was that clear passage into the first turn and she just took advantage of it,” Kayla told The Dogs post-race.

“She doesn’t know how to take a hard hit. She’s just determined and a super chaser.”

“She’s still learning, very immature and it’s only early stages, (but) I’m very happy with tonight and there’s plenty more improvement in her that’s for sure.”

Click on the tweet below to watch Kayla Cottrell’s post-race interview…

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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