2016 Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic – best odds & free tips

RITZA Lenny is the favourite to take out this Saturday’s Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic (520m) at Wentworth Park after coming up with the prized rails draw.

Trained by Mark Gatt, the blue dog is the $2 favourite with Sportsbet and will be aiming to make it three in a row when he jumps in the $75,000 to the winner final, having clocked fast times in his heat (29.78) and semi (29.82) of the series.

A three time group finalist, the son of Barcia Bale and Lagoon Lowanna holds a fast 5.44 personal best first split at Wentworth Park, with a repeat sure to see him punching up towards the front in the charge around the first turn.

His biggest threat as far as bookmakers are concerned is El Magnifico for Bruce and Julie Fletcher at $3.40.

A winner of 10 from 18 overall, El Magnifico is one of the best young sprinters in the state and if he brings his A-game he will take a power of beating, having recorded a breathtaking 29.59 heat win two weeks ago

While he holds a perfect one from one from the extreme outside, he does appear to jump better when drawn closer to the fence, however the advantage of box eight is that he will get plenty of room to move and can wind up in the early stages.

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Leading Victorian conditioner Jason Thompson has two runners engaged in the final, with Buck Forty rated his best shot at $6.

The son of Buck Fever and Fancy Jaffa is ideally drawn towards the fence and he is capable of finishing strongly and running into some money with a bit of luck in the initial stages.

Thompson’s other charge Invictus Rapid is the only other runner under double figure odds at $9.50, with the 12 time winner aiming to overcome the bad box four draw.

In his semi-final, the black dog showed good early toe and was far from disgraced when finishing four and one quarter lengths behind El Magnifico, however he won’t be able to afford to do anything wrong in the feature final.

Team Dailly will be aiming to go back to back in the Classic when Shima Song ($12) jumps from box three.

The powerful Victorian kennel put the polish on champion sprinter Fernando Bale in last year’s final, with their contender this year going into the final with four wins at her past five starts.

The other runners aren’t given much of a chance by the bookies, with Tap Out Scarlet (box five) and Zambora Idol (box seven) both $31 chances, while Christine Proctor, who won the race in 2014 with Bessy Boo at double figure odds, rounds out the field with Runway Idole (box six) the rank outsider at $41.

The Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic is race eight on the card at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and is set to jump at 9:57pm.

Box One – Ritza Lenny
Blue Dog – 35.5kg – June 2014
Barcia Bale x Lagoon Lowanna
Prize money: $50,845
Trainer: Mark Gatt
Career: 20: 11-3-1
Box: 3: 3-0-0
T/D: 6: 4-1-0
T/D Best: 29.71
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2016 Group 2 Cyril Rowe Cup, 2016 Group 2 Maitland Gold Cup, 2016 Group 2 Richmond Riches

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $2 with Sportsbet

Box Two – Buck Forty
Black Dog – 37.1kg – January 2014
Buck Fever x Fancy Jaffa
Prize money: $188,388
Trainer: Jason Thompson
Career: 20: 7-4-4
Box: 0: 0-0-0
T/D: 3: 0-2-1
T/D Best: 29.98
Career Highlights: WON 2016 Group 2 Launching Pad

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $6 with Crownbet

Box Three – Shima Song
Black Bitch – 27.5kg – May 2014
Dyna Tron x Shimaguni
Prize money: $48,317
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Career: 22: 11-3-2
Box: 3: 3-0-0
T/D: 2: 1-0-1
T/D Best: 30.07
Career Highlights: WON Sandown Park 29.50, The Meadows 30.00

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $12 with Sportsbet

Box Four – Invictus Rapid
Black Dog – 33.9kg – February 2014
Cosmic Rumble x Miss Fiesty
Prize money: $61,303
Trainer: Jason Thompson
Career: 37: 12-10-5
Box: 2: 1-0-0
T/D: 4: 0-2-0
T/D Best: 30.02
Career Highlights: 3RD 2016 Listed Australian Sprint, FINALIST 2016 Group 1 Silver Chief Classic, 2016 Group 1 Harrison-Dawson

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $9.50 with William Hill

Box Five – Tap Out Scarlet
Black Bitch – 25.1kg – December 2013
Magic Sprite x Indigo Gem
Prize money: $28,362
Trainer: Rodney Metselaar
Career: 35: 9-5-6
Box: 3: 1-0-0
T/D: 17: 4-3-3
T/D Best: 30.10
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.10, Bathurst 30.14

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $31 with William Hill

Box Six – Runway Idole
Black Bitch – 26.0kg – July 2014
Cosmic Rumble x Runway Ready
Prize money: $20,922
Trainer: Christine Proctor
Career: 27: 6-8-2
Box: 3: 1-1-0
T/D: 12: 3-4-1
T/D Best: 30.22
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.28, Bulli 22.54, Richmond 22.87, Gosford 30.08

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $51 with Sportsbet

Box Seven – Zambora Idol
Black Dog – 31.4kg – April 2014
Nolen x Sheza Pleaser
Prize money: $19,929
Trainer: Tony Spiteri
Career: 15: 6-3-2
Box: 1: 0-1-0
TD: 6: 3-1-0
TD Best: 30.02
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.02, Bulli 26.57, Goulburn 25.32

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $31 with Crownbet

Box Eight – El Magnifico
Black Dog – 35.5kg – March 2014
El Grand Senor x Little Grey
Prize money: $29,995
Trainer: Julie Fletcher
Career: 18: 10-1-2
Box: 1: 1-0-0
TD: 12: 5-1-2
TD Best: 29.59
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.59, Bulli 25.86, Bulli 28.51

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $3.40 with Crownbet

1st Res – Unlawful Entry
Brindle and White Dog – 31.1kg – December 2013
Knocka Norris x She Ain’t Late
Prize money: $227,453
Trainer: Brett Bravo
Career: 41: 16-3-7
Box: N/A
TD: 2: 0-1-1
TD Best: 30.06
Career Highlights: WON 2015 Group 1 Hobart Thousand, 2015 Group 2 Great Chase, 2015 Listed Cup Night Sprint, Warrnambool 24.72TR, Sandown Park 28.95TR, 2ND 2015 Group 2 Ballarat Cup, 3RD 2016 Group 2 Warrnambool Cup, FINALIST 2016 Group 1 Temlee, 2016 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup, 2016 Listed Australian Sprint

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $6.50 with William Hill

2nd Res – Nangar Thunder
Blue Brindle Dog – 34.9kg – March 2014
Swift Fancy x Armatree Elle
Prize money: $14,920
Trainer: Dave Irwin
Career: 16: 7-2-5
Box: N/A
TD: 7: 2-0-4
TD Best: 30.02
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.02, Grafton 27.32, Maitland 25.32

Odds to win the Peter Mosman: $18 with Sportsbet

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