2010 Schweppes WA Oaks Preview

This Saturday night a field of top class sprinters will take to the track at Cannington to fight it out in this year’s Group 2 Schweppes WA Oaks (530m), worth $35,000-to-the-winner.

The sure-to-be sensational final features the likes of the super consistent I’m Hot Property, Odessa Shiraz and two dogs from the kennel of leading trainer Andrea Dailly, Cara Bale and Supreme Vision.

Four heats for the sprint feature were held last Saturday night, with the speedy Rock Pool securing victory in the opening qualifier. The daughter of Where’s Pedro x Will You Behave held off Supreme Odessa by four lengths, with the warm favourite Greta Bale finishing an unlucky third.

Rock Pool has drawn ideally for the final and presents a real danger from box one, while Supreme Odessa, one of two dogs representing NSW trainer Kristy Sultana, will jump from box five.

Sultana also has Odessa Shiraz lining up in box three, the classy black bitch from boom sire Bombastic Shiraz coming off a sharp heat win from last week. Odessa Shiraz was the fastest qualifier, winning in a brilliant time of 30.29 and defeating Black Velveteen by an emphatic seven lengths.

The other two heat winners were I’m Hot Property and Supreme Vision. I’m Hot Property put in a brilliant performance to qualify in the second fastest time, 30.38, holding off the favourite, Cara Bale.

Drawn in box six for the final, I’m Hot Property is a good Place chance, while the Andrea Dailly-trained Cara Bale boasts an imposing record of five wins and two second placings from her past seven starts and is drawn in box four.

Kennelmate to Cara Bale, Supreme Vision took out the fourth and final heat last Saturday, and is drawn on the outside fence in box eight for the final.

The other group greyhound final taking place this weekend is the $25,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Bob Payne Winter Stakes (520m) at Wentworth Park.

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2010 Schweppes WA Oaks Final Field & Box Draw

Box

Form

Dog

Trainer

Best Time (T/D)

1 451 ROCK POOL B. Abercrombie 30.30
2 182 EVER GRACE L. Britton 30.58
3 221 ODESSA SHIRAZ K. Sultana 30.29
4 112 CARA BALE A. Dailly 30.53
5 512 SUPREME ODESSA K. Sultana 30.71
6 111 I’M HOT PROPERTY Co. White 30.38
7 552 BLACK VELVETEEN B. Abercrombie 30.66
8 131 SUPREME VISION A. Dailly 30.68
Reserves
9 383 GRETA BALE B. Wheeler 30.87
10 743 FORTY TWO BELOW B. Abercrombie 30.56