Enry’s last stand in 2011 Melbourne Cup

It is becoming a David and Goliath challenge for veteran sprinter Enry Walt but it would be glorious if he can win his final race start in tonight’s Group 1 $290,000 2011 Melbourne Cup (515m) final at Sandown Park.

Gary and Gwen Ennis are bringing down the curtain on a fine career which includes 14 Group finals, 23 wins, and over $250,000 in prizemoney.

Pronounced ‘N. Riewoldt’ after St.Kilda’s AFL Captain Nick, Enry Walt is the only Melbourne Cup runner not owned by giant NSW breeder Paul Wheeler who not only has seven starters but also the reserve Dyna Bert in the final.

It is a task that bookmakers believe is beyond the son Primo Uno turn four year old in January.

Tattsbet have him at $31and Tabsportsbet have him $26.

It would be the fairytale that gives racing life, but, his breeder and trainer Gary Ennis is not confident.

“I think he will struggle from box 3, however he did win his heat from the same box so you never know”, the Sandhurst trainer said.

“He has made 14 group finals and won three of them, including a Group 1 [Silver Chief] very early in his career.”

“He’s been a great dog and it will be amazing for him to exit the racing scene in the Melbourne Cup, which is the biggest stage of all.”

Ennis, who has bred many top greyhounds during more than 30 years in sport, said Enry Walt was among the best of them.