2014 Group One Vic Peters Classic Preview

The finale to a superb Group One Vic Peters Classic series will be decided tonight at Wentworth Park, with all eight greyhounds capable of taking out the title and securing $75,000 for connections.

Jason Fletcher will be looking to win his first Group One race with Xtreme Knocka, who is the fastest qualifier from last week’s semi finals, after a sizzling 29.56 performance over the 520m. The son of Knocka Norris and Misty Field will need to overcome a tough box eight draw, with plenty of speedy greyhounds engaged underneath him.

John Finn’s Anything Less has been installed as the pre-race favourite, and has a huge motor when he gets wound up. After producing a sensational come from behind performance last week in 29.61, this talented greyhound will only need some luck from the three alley to challenge this field and continue his trainers winning ways of late.

Talented female trainer Christine Oldfield will be looking to notch up her second Vic Peters Classic final in three years, after taking out the race in 2011 with now proven sire Spring Gun.

Tonight’s winner will join an illustrious honour roll, including the likes of Proven Nitro, Nitro Burst, Cromlah Bale, Collision, Go Wild Teddy and Bobniak. This series continues to produce sensational greyhounds both on and off the track, with this year’s crop of youngsters certainly no different.

The final will be run and won at 9.50pm.

Box 1
Race Odds
$4.80
Heat Replay
Frattini
Trainer
Christine Oldfield
Owner
Amanda Stollery
Prizemoney
$13,310
Last 10 Starts
1715311522
27 Months Brindle Bitch by Collision Dusty Retreat
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $950.72 Rating 90
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 8 2 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 79%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 0 2 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0 1
ARG Comment: Is ideally drawn in box one and showed good stamina last week to finish second behind Lucy Lobster. Will need to be in a handy position mid-race to have any chance of saluting in this affair, but can carve out a nice time and give trainer Christine Oldfield another Vic Peters title.
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.89 29.89 5.47 5.52
Box 2
Race Odds
$21.00
Heat Replay
Le Grand Logie
Trainer
Jeff Eaton
Owner
Jeff Eaton
Prizemoney
$8,655.00
Last 10 Starts
11131133
19 Months Black Dog by El Grand Senor Oh Em Gee
Start Good Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $1,081.88 Rating 80
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 5 0 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
63% 100%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 0 2
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 0 1
Carole Eaton (Kennel Representative): “I am just so excited to be in this final. I couldn’t be happier with the box draw as he’s a mad railer and a good beginner as well. He will need some luck because there’s some very good dogs in this race, but anything can happen.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.97 29.97 5.41 5.41
Box 3
Race Odds
$2.70
Heat Replay
Anything Less
Trainer
John Finn
Owner
Glenn Rounds
Prizemoney
$57,125.00
Last 10 Starts
1117124111
26 Months Black Dog by Bekim Bale Casey’s Angel
Start Moderate Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,760.42 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 9 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
75% 83%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 7 1 0
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Melinda Finn (Kennel Representative): “Will need luck at the start from box three.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.57 29.61 5.41 5.51
Box 4
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
All Strung Out
Trainer
Glenn Rounds
Owner
Glenn Rounds
Prizemoney
$85,305.00
Last 10 Starts
1345121332
26 Months Black Dog by Bekim Bale Casey’s Angel
Start Moderate Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $4,489.74 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
19 6 5 6
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
% %
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 0 4 3
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comment – Glenn Rounds (Trainer): “I’m hoping he’s not too far back heading around the first corner and can get some room to move. He’s a very consistent dog and has gone well in this series, so I’m just hoping for a bit of luck and that he can finish off the race strongly.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.55 29.84 5.50 5.59
Box 5
Race Odds
$7.00
Heat Replay
Lucy Lobster
Trainer
Charlie Lamb
Owner
Sweet Lady Punt Syn
Prizemoney
$25,785
Last 10 Starts
1133133111
25 Months Black Bitch by Brett Lee One Tree Hill
Start Fast Running Wide Finish Good
Prizemoney Rating $1,841.75 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 8 1 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
57% 93%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 4 0 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 0 0 2
Charlie Lamb (Trainer): “I’m so proud of her and what she’s done in this series. She’s such a good little chaser like her mum was and I’m just hoping she can jump well again from this box.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.85 29.85 5.31 5.34
Box 6
Race Odds
$8.00
Heat Replay
Jewel Action
Trainer
Kristy Sultana
Owner
Tim Caines
Prizemoney
$32,765.00
Last 10 Starts
1221111823
24 Months Brindle Bitch by Tuiaki Miss Beeslee
Start Fast Running Finish
Prizemoney Rating $1,820.27 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 11 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
61% 94%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 4 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Kristy Sultana (Trainer): “Very, very hard race. We will be crossing our fingers at the start.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.66 29.86 5.31 5.42
Box 7
Race Odds
$9.00
Heat Replay
Cosmic Angel
Trainer
Anthony Azzopardi
Owner
Deborah May
Prizemoney
$20,895.00
Last 10 Starts
1613316812
28 Months White & Black Dog by Cosmic Rumble Bit Stressed
Start Fast Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $1,229.12 Rating 95
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 7 2 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
41% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 3 1 2
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1

Anthony Azzopardi (Trainer): “I think he’s only a place chance. It’s going to be hard to win from box seven. It’s a good box for him, but to much pace in box five and six, so it’s going to be hard to get across. We are only hoping for a good result.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.62 29.78 5.35 5.45
Box 8
Race Odds
$8.50
Heat Replay
Xtreme Knocka
Trainer
Jason Fletcher
Owner
Jason Macri
Prizemoney
$22,675.00
Last 10 Starts
2111121221
25 Months White & Blue Brindle Dog by Knocka Norris Misty Fields
Start Good Running Middle Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $985.87 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
23 9 7 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 2 1
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 1 1 0
Jason Fletcher (Trainer): “I’m not confident with box eight, but he has plenty of ability and I’m just hoping he can avoid trouble at the first turn. If he’s close enough he can win, but there’s some very strong dogs in the race that he may not be able to run down.”
Best Wentworth Park Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.56 29.56 5.44 5.44