Garry Anesbury heads to the Wagga greyhound track on Friday with high hopes of taking home an early Christmas present at one of the club’s biggest meetings of the year.
The Wagga trainer likes what he’s seen of Sutton Zoe,his runner in the feature event, the $1775 Ladbrookes Boost Xmas Maiden (320m) which opens the 10-race meet.
“She’s in it up to her ears,” Anesbury said. “She’s been knocking on the door and I think she’s really got her foot on the till.”
Sutton Zoe had five minor placings in five starts in November (including three thirds at Wagga). She’s coming off a sixth at Shepparton and a fourth at Goulburn.
Anesbury is also confident about one of his runners in the heats of the New Years Cup (400m).
“Ninja Sloy – I reckon she will win and win easy,” he said.
Ninja Sloy is in the last of the three heats, with the final to be held next Friday night.
The $4000 Leo Hartley Memorial (525m) will also be run on December 28.
With enough entries for just one heat, the field will have a dry run this Friday.
Anesbury says his Armand Bale will have his work cut out against the competition in that event, as will Cruisy’s which runs in the first of the New Years Cup heats.
Anything that looks like a Christmas gift would be nice but at least one winner’s cheque would really top things off.
“Oh yeah!” he said.
“But mate if they all runa place, I’ll be happy. I’m happy just to get up there and see them go round.”
The meeting gets underway with the Xmas Maiden at 7.04pm. Entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus are also on the cards.