Four semi-finals of the Group 2 Macro Meats Laurels were held today at Sandown Park, with trainer Jeff Britton continuing his recent dominance having claimed two of four semi-finals.
Highly regarded New South Wales chaser Lady Ronray (pictured) took out the first semi-final for trainer Raymond Steele. Lady Ronray led all the way to win in 29.58 from Ousai Bale, to cement a spot in her first Group race final.
Jeff Britton’s Weblec Rose exploded out of box four stopping the clock at a breathtaking 4.93 to the first split. She went on to claim the second semi-final, from last week’s Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial winner Lamia Bale.
Andrea Dailly’s Kerrigan Bale added to her already impressive record at Sandown Park having taken out semi-final three. Recent Group 3 Brian Johnstone winner Weblec Belle ran second, joining litter sister Weblec Rose in next week’s final.
Footluce Diva claimed semi-final four of the Laurels to complete a stellar day for Jeff Britton. Jamiela Twist ran second and secured her place in the $72,500 final for trainer John Galea.
The Group 2 $72,5000 Macro Meats Laurels final will be held Sunday 21 December.
Semi-final 1 – (Lady Ronray, Ousai Bale,)
Semi-final 2 – (Weblec Rose, Lamia Bale)
Semi-final 3 – (Kerrigan Bale, Weblec Belle)
Semi-final 4 – (Footluce Diva, Jamiela Twist)