Vic Peters Classic Final – Wentworth Park Saturday Night Racing

The final of the Group 1 Schweppes Vic Peters Classic will be held this Saturday night at Wentworth Park and punters are getting ready for a show stopping night of action.

Accompanying the greyhounds on the track will be eight of the lifeguards from the famous Bondi Rescue television show as well as World Champion boxer Danny Green there to present the Green V Jones Stakes trophy at the meeting.

The Tracey Hurst-trained Puddy Muddles is set to start the Vic Peters Classic final as the odds-on favourite from box two.

The opening event on the nights is the Over Flo @ Stud Stake 4th– 5th Grade race. Contesting the 720m event is the Michael Cope-trained Reign Over Me looking to make up for a disappointing run in the Group 2 City of Hume Cup heats in Victoria. Reign Over Me started as the second favourite in the race, but only managed to finish fifth behind the top fancied runner Amity Bale.

Despite the lower class of Saturday night’s race, there is still an enormous amount of interest surrounding the event and its other runners including Salvatore. The Eric Castle-trained Salvatore is coming from a sensational 720m debut last Saturday night, which he ran in an extra sharp 42.70 seconds, drowning the in-form Golden Blue by nine lengths.  Salvatore will jump from box three on Saturday night.  Reign Over Me still looks the one to beat with an impressive 720 metre Wentworth Park record.

Race five will be another highlight on the night. The Green V Jones Blue Paws FFA is set to be an intriguing clash with the classy Take The Kitty in box five, coming from a seventh place run to Cindeen Shelby in last Saturday’s Group 1 Topgun at The Meadows, taking on a star-studded field including Richard Dean’s strong sprinter Repeated starting ideally from box three. In-form Repeated ran the best time of the night at Sandown last start in the Melbourne Cup Prelude with 29.57 seconds. Other notable entrants include Bell’s Place (box seven) and Snozz (box eight).

Wentworth Park Saturday Night Race-Card:

Race 1 – Over Flo @ Stud Stake (720m) 4th/5th Grade – 7:27pm

Race 2 – Globe Memorial Stake (520m) 5th Grade – 7:45pm

Race 3 – Hotham Body Repairs Stake (520m) 5th Grade – 8:07pm

Race 4 – Bondi Rescue Stake (520m) 5th Grade – 8:28pm

Race 5 – Green V Jones Blue Paws Stk (520m) FFA – 8:50pm

Race 6 – Give Me Five @ Stud Stake (520m) 4th Grade – 9:07pm

Race 7 – AAA Radiator Specialists Stake (520m) 4th/5th Grade – 9:27pm

Race 8 – Schweppes Vic Peters Classic Final (520m) NG – 9:48pm

Race 9 – De Bortoli Wines Stake (520m) 5th Grade – 10:12pm

Race 10 – GRNSW Stake (520m) 5th Grade – 10:35pm

Schweppes Vic Peters Classic Final (520m) – Field & Box Draw:

Box Last 4 Greyhound Trainer Best Time T/D
1 1532 Puddy Muddles Allan Manwaring 30.14
2 1141 Dancing Surf Tracey Hurst 30.13
3 7111 Pedrosa Paul Stuart 30.32
4 2312 Tyler Bale Brendan Wheeler 30.47
5 1161 Fancy Mandy Tracey Hurst 30.23
6 8412 Freaky Lee Keith Pedrana 30.41
7 4361 Boston Blackie Mario Pavlin 30.11
8 1412 Rock Muncher Reg Gardoll 30.49
9 7113 Silent Hill Chris Phillips 30.50
10 5423 Naughty Nicki Adele Powell 30.65