2010 Paws of Thunder Final Betting Preview – Smooth Fancy Hot Favourite

This Saturday night Wentworth Park will host the highly anticipated final of the $100,000-to-the-winner Group 1 Paws of Thunder (520m) series.

The 2010 Rock Energy Paws of Thunder Final features a star studded field of the best sprinters in the country and provides punters with one of the cracker betting opportunities of the year!

Early favourite to take out the Paws of Thunder this year is Anthony Azzopardi’s brilliant son of Collision, Smooth Fancy.

Smooth Fancy in box 3 will start the odds-on favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au and will be hard to beat with a good jump

Smooth Fancy, drawn in box three for Saturday, has been in red hot form of late winning their past four starts including their last two at this track and distance.

The fastest dog in the field with a blistering 29.48 personal best here last week that nearly broke the track record, superstar Smooth Fancy will start the favourite.

If he pulls out a run anything like last week, Smooth Fancy will run away with his second Group 1 victory following their win in the Group 1 National Sprint Championship.

Best outsiders to put in a Trifecta with the favourite or bet on to Place at Ladbrokes.com.au are Lochinvar Marlow & Greywinds Doll

The other top pick in the Paws Of Thunder is the Darren Brown-trained Cosmic Chief.

A couple of sizzling victories here has the punters getting behind the Brett Lee dog, but Cosmic Chief has a tough task to get in front of Smooth Fancy from the awkward box five draw so looks best in an Each Way wager at Sportsbet.

Another dog to watch that could cause an upset and looks the best Place chance is classy sprinter Lochinvar Marlow in the ideal box one draw.

Punters looking for value and who fancy the exotic bets should try adding Greywinds Doll (box six) in a Trifecta with the more fancied runners as they have the speed but a wider draw will be tough.

The 2010 Rock Energy Paws of Thunder Final is scheduled as Race 8 at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and is due to jump at 9:57pm.

To get the hottest odds on your picks in this ripper showdown, sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au today!

2010 Rock Energy Paws of Thunder Final Field & Box Draw

Box Form Dog Trainer Best Time (T/D)
1 1421 LOCHINVAR MARLOW Robert Smith 29.71
2 1442 ENRY WALT Garry Ennis 30.09
3 1111 SMOOTH FANCY Anthony Azzopardi 29.48
4 7112 PROVEN JETT Michael Carter 29.92
5 1211 COSMIC CHIEF Darren Brown 29.66
6 1311 GREYWINDS DOLL Tina Womann 29.74
7 3742 COSMIC PLANET Darren Brown 30.10
8 1622 SUPREME ODESSA Kristy Sultana 29.95
Reserves
9 1133 SNOZZ Jason Mackay 29.91
10 1X13 NEW DIVIDE Kenneth Cheetham 30.00