2012 Bob Payne Summer Sprint final – preview and tips

TAB Sportsbet’s market on the final of the .$40,000 first prize 2012 Bob Payne Summer Sprint (520m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night is a fair reflection on the openness of the Group 2.

Comeback kid Kilty Lad has been made 2012 Bob Payne Summer Sprint $3.80 favourite with four others runners Radley Bale, Young Snozz, Oaks Road, and  Fancy Dean $6 or less.

Kilty Lad has the imposing record of 24 wins from 48 starts.

The dual Group 1 winning son of Superman returned to racing in last week’s heats with all guns blazing.

He ran 29.70 sec in the heat, one of three 2012 Bob Payne Summer Sprint heats all run in similar times.

Twelve months ago Kilty Lad won both the Silver Chief Classic and Adelaide Cup.

He remained in top races but was injured in the invitation Group 1 Topgun at The Meadows on October 22.

Last week the injured hock ligaments gave Kilty Lad no troubles and if past performance is a guide box seven will suit.

Kilty Bale has won four of six starts from the box and handily has Radley Bale drawn on its outside in the 2012 Bob Payne Summer Sprint.

Last week Radley Bale won his heat in 29.84 but his initial reaction at box rise was to jump outwards.

A repeat would give Kilty Lad room to move early.

Radley Bale is good from any box and loves Wentworth Park.

The Golden Easter Egg winner has now won four  of five starts at the track and is sure to give his backers a great run.

Perhaps the most impressive run in the three heats was that of the defeated Young Snozz who finished second to Radley Bale.

It picked off  many lengths in the second half of the race to go down narrowly.

Just a bit of luck early and Young Snozz could easily finish over the top of its rivals and win. Certainly he looks like a sensible eachway bet.

Oaks Road ran the fastest heat time in 29.64 sec from box three but has been given a tougher task in box five.

He is likely to be beaten for early dash and needs that ounce of luck to avoid trouble.

The heat time speaks for itself and if Oaks Road is close enough in the second half of the race it will take stopping.

Both Melbourne Cup runner-up Shereen Bale and General Trigga are the Tab Sportsbet outsiders at just $10 signifying the quality and even chances in this final.

Fancy Dean was slower out than usual early in the heat and can bounce back in the final with a better getaway..

Tips: Young Snozz 1, Kilty Lad 2, Radley Bale 3 Fancy Dean.

Group 2 Bob Payne Summer Sprint Final Wentworth Park – Saturday January 14.

  • 1. Undisputed Dos
  •  2. General Trigga
  •  3. Young Snozz
  • 4. Fancy Dean
  •  5. Oaks Road
  •  6. Shereen Bale
  •  7. Kilty Lad
  •  8. Radley Bale.
  • 9. David Bale
  • 10 Cold Fusion

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