Kavanagh Ready To Rumble In Sydney Return

ICONIC greyhound identity Steve Kavanagh has fond memories of the last time he stepped foot in Wentworth Park - Golden Easter Egg night in 2010.

Adam Dobbin

1 March 2021

STEVE Kavanagh has fond memories of the last time he stepped foot in Wentworth Park.

It was on Easter Saturday in 2010 when his grand galloper Cosmic Rumble annexed the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg Final (520m) in powerhouse fashion.

So it’s somewhat ironic that Kavanagh returns to Wentworth Park on Tuesday night plotting a Golden Easter Egg path with his hugely exciting juvenile Louis Rumble.

“I’ve had some handy dogs in that time but nothing to really consider bringing to Sydney,” Kavanagh said.

“To think it’s been 11 years. Time flies.”

On Tuesday night, Kavanagh will give smart litter brothers Louis Rumble and Rumble Ranger box-to-box trials at Wentworth Park before deciding what’s next for the sons of Fernando Bale.

Offspring of Kavanagh’s former top racer Joyce Rumble, Louis Rumble has won nine of his 14 starts in sizzling style while Rumble Ranger has won three of eight, including victory in Vince Curry Memorial Maiden Final (520m) at Ipswich.

“They’ve both got terrific early speed – actually different to the type of dogs I’m used to,” Kavanagh said.

“Louis Rumble missed the start at Albion Park last night but still managed to find the front and win. And Rumble Ranger miscued the start but I was happy with his run – he stuck on well considering it was his first time in behind dogs.”

Heats of the $250,000-to-the-winner Golden Easter Egg (520m) are slated for Saturday March 20 while qualifiers for the age restricted Group 3 New Sensation (520m) are set down for four days later.

“I’m still undecided what to do but how they trial will have a lot to do with it,” Kavanagh said.

“I’ll leave the door open for the moment but with their speed you would think they would be suited to Wentworth Park. Whether they would get a run in the Easter Egg is another issue as well. But the New Sensation is there as a nice second option.”

Kavanagh’s Fernando Bale x Joyce Rumble litter has created a huge impression, racing 77 times for 38 wins at a strike-rate of 37 percent.