There was no dream result for leading Dubbo trainer Charmaine Roberts in Saturday's semi-finals but the Central West will still be well represented in next weekend's $1 million Golden Easter Egg Final.
Roberts had Group 2 winner Caitlyn Keeping contest the fourth and final semi-final at Wentworth Park on Saturday night but her star missed out on a top two finish and passage through to the rich feature and had to settle for fifth.
Caitlyn Keeping, going from box eight, was right in the running for most of the 520m trip and sat third behind Miss Splendamiro ($2.80) and Blue Striker ($6.50) heading into the bend for home but tired late on.
There had been success for the region earlier in the night, though.
In the second semi-final, Zipping Bailey finished first and booked his ticket to the big dance alongside runner-up Irinka Lizzy.
Zipping Bailey, trained by Jason Mackay, is owned by Martin Hallinan.
Hallian is one of the sport's leading owners and is based at Clergate, just outside Orange.
He was Zipping Bailey win just ahead of the Raymond Smith-trained Irinka Lizzy.
Smith is one of the top trainers in the western area and his Forbes kennels have produced Group 1 success in the past.
Irinka Lizzy ran from box two on Saturday night and she'll be wearing the black and white rugby again in the final.
Irinka Lizzy will go from box two while the Hallian-owned Zipping Bailey has drawn box six.
The spot in the final continues another fine run of form for Smith.
The leading Forbes trainer will also have Little Digger going from box two in next Saturday's Group 1 Association Cup, and Feral Franky will start from box one in the Group 3 New Sensation.