Did I Entertain Wins 2010 Winter Stakes – Favourite Daydream Finishes Fourth

In an entertaining showdown at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, the Robert Arnold-trained Did I Entertain claimed a classy win ahead of a top-class field in the $25,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Bob Payne Winter Stakes (520m).

Veteran runner Did I Entertain ($6) again showed his love of the Wentworth Park track securing his fourth consecutive win there, this time in a speedy 30.13. He burst out of box four and held on to defeat Tuiaki ($5.40) by three quarters of a length, with New Divide ($11.20) a fast finishing third just a further head away.

Quick beginner New Divide jumped beautifully but was soon challenged for the lead as Did I Entertain and Daydream moved up on either side, fighting for the front at the first turn.

Coming around the initial bend, Did I Entertain took the lead and raced strongly on the inside rail maintaining his position in the front around the home corner and held on to win again, taking home the money.

Runner-up Tuiaki had sat just off the pace the whole race, but pulled out an impressive late burst to again finish second to Did I Entertain after being beaten by a nose by him in the heats.

The warm prerace favourite, National Futurity winner Daydream ($3.10) finished over fourth lengths away from the winner in fourth after failing to make up the ground she lost from her average start from box eight.

Did I Entertain, a red brindle son of Bombastic Shiraz, has now won 23 of his 62 career starts for over $150,000 in prizemoney.

The other feature greyhound race decided over the weekend was the Group 2 Schweppes WA Oaks at Cannington where Rock Pool claimed victory.

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2010 Bob Payne Winter Stakes Results

Placing

Dog

Trainer

Margin

SP

1 DID I ENTERTAIN Robert Arnold $6.00
2 TUIAKI Neville Brown ¾ $5.40
3 NEW DIVIDE Kenneth Cheetham head $11.20
4 DAYDREAM Brett May 3 ½ $3.10 F
5 MAGNIFIQUE Julie Fletcher ½ $6.10
6 SMOOTH FANCY Anthony Azzopardi 3 $5.90
7 LOVIN’ SPOONFUL Raymond Webster ¾ $41.90
8 REV LIMITER Tina Womann ½ head $17.60