NSW Sprint and Distance Championships – odds and free tips

THE best sprinters and stayers in New South Wales will converge on Wentworth Park this Saturday night for the finals of the NSW Sprint and Distance Championships.

Held over the 520m and 720m respectively, the winner of each race automatically qualifies for the group 1 National final over each distance, both of which are set to be run and won at Angle Park on August 27, 2016.

The first feature to jump will be the NSW Sprint final at 9:12pm, with dual group winner Knight Sprite the $2.30 favourite with Sportsbet. The son of Magic Sprite and Jaydo’s Neglect comes into the race having won two of his past three starts over the track and trip including a fast 29.89 effort last Saturday.

The black dog is drawn ideally in box two with slow beginners either side of him which should give him every chance of leading from go to whoa.

Bessy Boo, $9, will be aiming to qualify for an unprecedented third National Sprint Championship, having made the group 1 decider in 2014 and 2015.

A rising five year old, the Christine Proctor-trained greyhound is still racing well and knows every grain of sand at Wenty – having won 31 races at the Ultimo circuit.

The classy Brad Hill Billy, $10, recently had a stint over the half mile before dropping back down over the sprints for this series and he was far from disgraced when placing second behind Compare in his heat last week.

He was slow to move on that occasion and had to work hard to put himself into the race, going down by just one and a half lengths in 30.25.

Box five will do him no favours in the final, but he is a class animal and is capable of winning from anywhere.

Brad Hill Billy’s younger half brother Dandy Jack is rated a $5.50 shot to win his way to Adelaide and looks a solid chance from box eight. The black dog generally shows great early speed and if he can get away well from the eight he will be right in this event.

Less than an hour later the lids will fly for the Distance decider, with classy stayer Cardiology the $2 top elect with Sportsbet.

The regally bred daughter of Where’s Pedro and Amnesia has won four from six over the track and trip including a personal best 42.11 in her heat last weekend.

Jumping from box one on that occasion, the black bitch sat in second spot in the early stages before making her move, scoring by a widening nine and one quarter lengths on the line.

Whittaker is the most favoured runner to beat the favourite at $3 and he proved he is back to his best with a 42.33 win last start. The November 2012 whelp has won five races over the 720m trip at Wentworth Park and is well drawn in box two to find a nice spot on the fence in the early stages.

More In Store is the next best at $6 following on from her handy second behind Whittaker in her heat. Working her way from the back of the pack, the daughter of Kinloch Brae and Lady Arko was beaten four and one quarter lengths on the line.

If she can repeat her 42.03 personal best she will be right in the mix despite being drawn awkwardly in the four.

The NSW Sprint Championship is race six on the card, with the Distance final set to jump as race eight.

NSW Sprint Championship – 520m

Box One – Benteke
Black Dog – 34.8kg – August 2014
Collision x Pearl Napoleon
Prize money: $19,233
Trainer: Ruth King
Career: 10: 5-2-2
Box: 3: 3-0-0
TD: 29.73
TD Best: 6: 3-2-0
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2016 Group 3 Magic Maiden

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $5 with Sportsbet

Box Two – Knight Sprite
Black Dog – 30.3kg – February 2013
Magic Sprite x Jaydo’s Neglect
Prize money: $198,517
Trainer: Gayle Masterson
Career: 61: 28-14-6
Box: 10: 4-3-0
TD: 36:11-11-5
TD Best: 29.72
Career Highlights: WON 2016 Group 2 Gosford Cup, 2016 Group 2 Richmond Derby, 3RD 2016 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, FINALIST 2015 Group 3 Xmas Gift

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $2.30 with Sportsbet

Box Three – Bessy Boo
Black Dog – 30.2kg – March 2012
Bekim Bale x My Black Bess
Prize money: $317,016
Trainer: Christine Proctor
Career: 137: 41-24-24
Box: 13: 4-0-4
TD: 96: 28-17-17
TD Best: 29.58
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic, 2ND 2015 Group 1 National Sprint Championship, FINALIST 2014 & 2015 Group 2 Richmond Derby, 2015 Group 1 Dapto Megastar, 2015 Group 1 Topgun

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $9 with Sportsbet

Box Four – Compare
Black Bitch – 28.0kg – July 2014
Barcia Bale x Cinnabar Star
Prize money: $17,265
Trainer: Christine Proctor
Career: 13: 6-2-0
Box: 0: 0-0-0
TD: 5: 3-1-0
TD Best: 30.24
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 30.24, Dapto 29.97, Bulli 26.63

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $34 with Sportsbet

Box Five – Brad Hill Billy
Black Dog – 31.6kg – January 2013
Kinloch Brae x Break Even
Prize money: $245,330
Trainer: Ray Smith
Career: 70: 26-15-14
Box: 8: 2-2-3
TD: 25: 10-6-5
TD Best: 29.37
Career Highlights: WON 2014 Group 2 Launceston Cup, 2015 Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint, 2ND 2016 Group 2 Richmond Derby, 2016 Group 1 Golden Easter Egg, 3RD 2015 Group 2 Shootout, FINALIST 2015 Group 1 Topgun

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $10 with Sportsbet

Box Six – Barking Bad
Black Dog – 34.5kg – May 2014
Bella Infrared x Ebby Miss
Prize money: $26,059
Trainer: Michael Eberand
Career: 24: 10-6-4
Box: 3: 2-1-0
TD: 3: 2-0-1
TD Best: 30.45
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2016 Group 2 Bulli Gold Cup

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $8.50 with Sportsbet

Box Seven – Ritza Lenny
Blue Dog – 35.1kg – June 2014
Barcia Bale x Lagoon Lowanna
Prize money: $64,602
Trainer: Mark Gatt
Career: 23: 12-3-2
Box: 2: 0-1-0
TD: 8: 4-1-1
TD Best: 29.71
Career Highlights: 3RD 2016 Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic, FINALIST 2016 Group 2 Bulli Gold Cup, 2016 Group 2 Maitland Gold Cup, 2016 Group 2 Richmond Riches

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $7.50 with Sportsbet

Box Eight – Dandy Jack
Black Dog – 32.8kg – October 2013
Dyna Tron x Break Even
Prize money: $30,581
Trainer: Ray Smith
Career: 31: 14-2-8
Box: 4: 2-0-1
TD: 10: 4-0-4
TD Best: 29.93
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 29.93

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $5.50 with Sportsbet

1st Res – One Samuel
Black Dog – 36.5kg – September 2013
Spring Gun x Fascinate Marina
Prize money: $34,730
Trainer: Noelene Holloway
Career: 45: 9-9-7
Box: N/A
TD: 25: 5-4-5
TD Best: 29.77
Career Highlights: 2ND 2016 Group 2 Bulli Gold Cup

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $21 with Sportsbet

2nd Res – Magic Spring
Black Dog – 33.8kg – September 2013
Spring Gun x Fascinate Marina
Prize money: $163,129
Trainer: Noelene Holloway
Career: 53: 18-10-5
Box: N/A
TD: 45: 14-8-4
TD Best: 29.86
Career Highlights: WON 2016 Group 1 National Derby, 3RD 2015 Group 2 Ballarat Cup

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $5.50 with Sportsbet

Tips: 2 – 3 – 8 – 5

NSW Distance Championship – 720m

Box One – Cardiology
Black Bitch – 27.5kg – March 2014
Where’s Pedro x Amnesia
Prize money: $59,362
Trainer: Kayla-jane Coleman
Career: 29: 13-5-3
Box: 2: 1-1-0
TD: 6: 4-2-0
TD Best: 42.11
Career Highlights: WON Wentworth Park 42.11, Richmond 35.21, Bulli 33.36

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $2 with Sportsbet

Box Two – Whittaker
Black Dog – 32.5kg – November 2012
Milldean Panther x Mrs Trickett
Prize money: $100,821
Trainer: Julie Fletcher
Career: 53: 19-8-9
Box: 6: 2-0-1
TD: 13: 5-3-3
TD Best: 42.10
Career Highlights: 2ND 2016 Group 1 Association Cup, 2016 Group 2 Summer Distance Plate, FINALIST 2014 Group 3 Dapto Maiden, 2015 Group 1 Paws of Thunder, 2015 Group 1 Dapto Megastar

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $3 with Sportsbet

Box Three – Whispering Soul
Brindle Bitch – 26.0kg – January 2014
Kinloch Brae x Mantra Style
Prize money: $8,335
Trainer: Dean Swain
Career: 17: 5-0-2
Box: 1: 1-0-0
TD: 2: 0-0-1
TD Best: 42.85
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 35.77, Gosford 29.82

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $26 with Sportsbet

Box Four – More In Store
Black Bitch – 25.9kg – May 2013
Kinloch Brae x Lady Arko
Prize money: $53,832
Trainer: Mark Gatt
Career: 33: 10-7-6
Box: 4: 1-1-0
TD: 11: 5-2-1
TD Best: 42.03
Career Highlights: FINALIST 2015 Group 2 Chairman’s Cup

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $6 with Sportsbet

Box Five – Cawbourne Bright
Black Bitch – 25.9kg – April 2013
Bright Ebony x Kate Leigh
Prize money: $78,675
Trainer: Glen Quirk
Career: 56: 21-10-8
Box: 4: 2-0-1
TD: 6: 1-1-3
TD Best: 42.52
Career Highlights: WON Wanganui 38.12, Christchurch 38.30, Waikato 38.37, Palmerston 38.55

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $15 with Sportsbet

Box Six – Runway Bono
Red Brindle Dog – 30.2kg – July 2014
Cosmic Rumble x Runway Ready
Prize money: $12,245
Trainer: Dean Swain
Career: 19: 6-2-2
Box: 2: 1-0-1
TD: 2: 2-0-0
TD Best: 42.88
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 35.49, Bulli 26.12, Bulli 28.58

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $31 with Sportsbet

Box Seven – Celestial Folk
Black Bitch – 24.5kg – March 2014
Cosmic Chief x Miss Pennypacker
Prize money: $8,312
Trainer: Carly Absalom
Career: 21: 2-3-5
Box: 3: 0-1-2
TD: 7: 1-2-1
TD Best: 42.73
Career Highlights: WON Richmond 36.68

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $51 with Sportsbet

Box Eight – Lovelace
Blue Bitch – 29.6kg – February 2013
Swift Fancy x Inflated Ego
Prize money: $49,156
Trainer: John Smart
Career: 40: 9-11-5
Box: 7: 0-4-1
TD: 10: 3-4-0
TD Best: 42.18
Career Highlights: 3RD 2016 Group 1 Albion Park Gold Cup

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $6 with Sportsbet

1st Res – Miss Foxy Lee
Black Bitch – 27.0kg – December 2013
Magic Sprite x Cristalle
Prize money: $45,293
Trainer: Dean Swain
Career: 26: 13-1-1
Box: N/A
TD: 3: 2-0-0
TD Best: 42.41
Career Highlights: WON Canberra 34.18 TR

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $5 with Sportsbet

2nd Res – Madliena Girl
White and Black Bitch – 24.7kg – July 2013
College Causeway x Juicy Lucy
Prize money: $27,128
Trainer: Joe Satti
Career: 34: 7-13-3
Box: N/A
TD: 34: 7-13-3
TD Best: 42.30
Career Highlights: WON Dapto 34.74, Gosford 43.16

Odds to win the NSW Sprint Championship: $5.50 with Sportsbet

Tips: 1 – 4 – 2 – 8