Charrua To Bounce Back At Wentworth Park

Charrua looks set to bounce back from a shock defeat when he lines in at Wentworth Park tonight.

The Jodie Lagogiane-trained greyhound has box two in the 5th grade Ladbrokes Cash In Stakes (race one, 520m) four days after setting up a big lead in another Wentworth Park race, only to tire and finish third.

“On Saturday Charrua was having his first race for six weeks so he should be improved by the run,” Lagogiane’s husband Peter said.

“Before Saturday we gave Charrua a post-to-post slip at Wenty and he went well, clocking 24.30. But that is nothing like having a hard 520 metre race so we expect him to win.

“Charrua was in a fourth grade on Saturday and drops a class this week.”

In the Goulburn to Wentworth Park final (race two, 520m) the likely scratching of Jock Colley is likely to benefit first reserve Nino De Oro.

Trained by Subawa Ngurah, Nino De Oro will be in with a strong winning chance if she jumps from box one, which will certainly be the case if Jock Colley is the only scratching in the race.

“I trialled Nino De Oro at Wenty three weeks ago and was happy with the way she went,” Ngurah said.

“She didn’t have much luck when third from box four in her heat at Goulburn so should go well if she gets a run from box one.”

In form trainer Jodie Lord, who landed a winning double at Wentworth Park on Saturday night, has several strong chances tonight.

Lord has Lucky Whip and Tough Torque in the Goulburn To Wentworth Park final, Young Thug and Asa Barboza in the 4/5th grade Ladbrokes Info Hub Stakes (race six, 520m) and Rohan Hill against Skywise in the 4th grade Stakes (race nine, 520m).

“Lucky Whip, who has been knocking on the door for a Wentworth Park win, is a bit stronger than Tough Torque,” Lord said.

“Asa Barboza pulled up well after his win on Saturday night and looks well placed, while Rohan Hill is not really suited in box one but he has won twice from the rails and the way they are drawn in his race, he should get a clear run to the first corner.”

The best bet on the program should be the Ray Smith-trained Big Daddy Bee, who was third to the all-conquering Fanta Bale in Saturday night’s Group 3 Ladbrokes Sydney Cup.

Big Daddy Bee is well drawn in the 5th grade Martin and Fiona Hallinan Stakes (race three, 720m) and should relish a massive drop in class this evening.

The Ladbrokes Multimaker Stakes (race eight, 520m) – the top grade event on tonight’s program – has Watch The Wasp superbly drawn in box seven.

Watch The Wasp, who runs his best races when drawn wide, should come home too strongly for his rivals.

Meanwhile, fastest heat winner Little Digger should only need a reasonably clear run from box seven to take out the lucrative Phil Donato Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Maiden final (race five, 520m).