2013 Group 2 Dapto Puppy Classic Final Preview & Trainers Comments

The final of the Country Motor Company Puppy Classic series concludes on Thursday night at Dapto. A quality field of youngsters that graduated from the 2012 auction will face the starter. There is an assortment of sires amongst these finalists with Where’s Pedro the only sire having more than one representative.

The Where’s Pedro ex. Ima Osti litter has two dogs in this final. The litter was bred by Alan Manwaring and Leslie Thompson. Tommy Wong Turn, also from the same litter, lines up in the consolation final. This is a great achievement for this litter.

The favourite for the final is Exhibitionist, who will start from Box 2. She has been impressive throughout the series and looks hard to beat from the inside draw.

The box draw for this race was conducted in a way that connections got to choose their own box once they were drawn out at random. The Webster’s were the first to draw their box and they selected the pink alley for their chaser Lachlan Bomber.

Box 1
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
Little Elsie
Trainer
Amy Bennett
Owner
David Galvin
Prizemoney
$10,900.00
Last 10 Starts
7211561211
28 Months Blue Fawn Bitch by El Grand Senor Oxley Amy
Start Excellent Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $605.55 Rating 98
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
18 7 4 1
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
39% 67%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 3 0 0
Box 1 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 1 1 0
Comments: Amy Bennett (Trainer) – “She improved two tenths on her heat time last week so I was stoked. I’m expecting her to improve again as she has every week. Drawing box one is great because it wins you races. She won’t have to cross any other dogs and she’s been beginning every time.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.03 30.03 5.40 5.40
Box 2
Race odds
$1.90
Heat Replay
Exhibitionist
Trainer
Tony Brett
Owner
D Chapman & D Scells
Prizemoney
$6,965.00
Last 10 Starts
151F211111
24 Months Red Fawn Bitch by Superman Naughty Nicki
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $696.50 Rating 100
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 7 1 0
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
70% 80%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 1 0
Box 2 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0 0
Comments: Tony Brett (Trainer) – “If she can repeat what she done last week, she will be very hard to beat. If she can lead, I don’t think they’ll run her down. She’s been doing it consistently and it would be nice if she lead again.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.71 29.71 5.29 5.29
Box 3
Race Odds
$33
Heat Replay
Spring Creek Kev
Trainer
William Richards
Owner
William Richards
Prizemoney
$2,075.00
Last 10 Starts
4862523342
27 Months Black Dog by Cosmic Rumble Kianinny
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $148.21 Rating 84
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
14 1 3 3
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
7% 50%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
6 1 2 1
Box 3 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 1
Comments: William Richards (Trainer) – “Like all races, if there’s trouble he could win. If there’s trouble up in front he’s a big chance. If there’s no trouble at front he’s in trouble. He can’t begin. He’s a slow beginner. I would prefer another box but we had no choice. By the time I got to draw one out all the good boxes had gone. The three’s not too bad. The one and the two will go quick and all going well he could just be camped right behind them. The seven and eight are the next two quickest. If they cut across and there’s a bit of a mix up, he’s gotta be a chance. Of all the dogs in the race he has the best middle section of all of them. If he’s within three or four of them at the catching pen they wanna be looking behind them because he’ll be coming but whether they’ve got too much start on him that will be the problem.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.24 30.59 5.56 5.60
Box 4
Race Odds
$33
Heat Replay
Obee One
Trainer
Leslie Thompson
Owner
Leslie Thompson
Prizemoney
$4,090.00
Last 10 Starts
3322755212
24 Months White & Black Dog by Where’s Pedro Ima Osti
Start Fair Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $240.59 Rating 85
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 2 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
12% 65%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
5 1 2 0
Box 4 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 1 0 0
Comments: Leslie Thompson (Trainer) – “He probably needs a lot of luck. If he begins he could be in it for a long way, like all dogs I think. It all depends on the start. He’s very quick early. He just hasn’t timed it right but if he ever jumps he will give a bit of cheek for the first couple of sections. His sister will go alright too, My Bella Rose. They’re out of the same litter. He’s not the fastest but he’s honest.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.33 30.33 5.41 5.41
Box 5
Race Odds
$17
Heat Replay
Gold Hunter
Trainer
James McFarlane
Owner
Heather Sepple
Prizemoney
$2,600.00
Last 10 Starts
3664232512
24 Months Black Dog by Vapour Whirl Molly’s Gold
Start Risky Running Wide Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $216.67 Rating 89
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
12 1 4 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
8% 58%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
8 1 2 2
Box 5 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3 2 0  2
Comments: James McFarlane(Trainer) – “To be honest I really don’t think he’s got a chance but anything can happen in a final. You’ve got a one in eight chance. All the speed dogs have got the good boxes so it’s going to be hard. I think the 2 (Exhibitionist) is the winner. All we can hope for is everything gets tied up at the first turn and we go outside them all or they pressure each other at the first turn and get wide and we get underneath them. We’ve got no pace early, but as soon as he gets around to the 300 metre boxes he takes off.”
Best DaptoTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.15 30.17 5.64 5.66
Box 6
Race Odds
$12
Heat Replay
My Bella Rose
Trainer
Alan Manwaring
Owner
A Manwaring & L Thompson
Prizemoney
$3,805.00
Last 10 Starts
2233631722
24 Months Black Bitch by Where’s Pedro Ima Osti
Start Good Running Rail Finish Fair
Prizemoney Rating $223.82 Rating 93
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
17 3 5 4
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
18% 71%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4 1 2 1
Box 6 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 1  0
Comments: Alan Manwaring (Trainer) – “If the favourite repeats what it done last week it looks like its pretty much unbeatable but young dogs don’t always produce what they do one week to the next. If it makes a mistake we’re a chance. We can run sections to lead so if you’re in front, fingers crossed they jam up behind you. The guys that picked the seven and eight are happy out there but they can’t cross my bitch in the six so I think I’m better drawn then the seven or the eight. If the two makes a little bit of an error, I look the leader.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.16 30.17 5.33 5.42
Box 7
Race Odds
$6.00
Heat Replay
Lani Banarni
Trainer
Charlie Gatt
Owner
C Gatt & P Baker
Prizemoney
$3,805.00
Last 10 Starts
3612134421
27 Months Black Bitch by Disintergrate Hey Princess
Start Good Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $292.69 Rating 96
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
13 3 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
23% 62%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
7 2 2  1
Box 7 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
1 0 0 0
Comments: Peter Baker (Owner) – “She is better suited out wide, although she utilised the one box well last (Thursday) night. Coming into the heats, she was underdone as she was on the comeback from a seasonal spell. She is hitting her peak and can go a bit quicker then what she ran last (Thursday) night.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
29.98 29.98 5.40 5.40
Box 8
Race Odds
$5.00
Heat Replay
Lachlan Bomber
Trainer
Sharron Webster
Owner
Tim Phillips
Prizemoney
$15,135.00
Last 10 Starts
1125113821
25 Months Black Dog by Dyna Lachlan Sonic Bomb
Start Good Running Wide Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $756.75 Rating 97
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
20 11 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
55% 80%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
3  1 2  0
Box 8 Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
2 2 0  0
Comments: Ray Webster (Co-Trainer) – “We chose Box 8 so obviously we are very happy with where he’s drawn. We felt that he uses a bit of the track and stays out wide so we thought that would be the place to be and if there’s a mix up in the middle or the inside hopefully we will miss it. We are very pleased with the way he is going. He went into the series with not a lot of work because he injured his hock at Wentworth Park back in October and he needed four weeks off so we’ve only really had one gallop before the heats and he’s 100% now and improved from the heat to the semi final and hopefully he’ll improve from the semi-final to the final which he will have to because Exhibitionist went about four tenths quicker then him. We’re just hoping he can repeat what he did at Wenty a few months back when he went 29.92. If he does that it will put him right in the race. I think the main threats are Exhibitionist and Amy Bennett’s dog in the one box and probably the dog drawn inside us trained by Charlie Gatt. I think they’re the four main chances and they were actually the four semi final winners so I think they’re the dogs to be concerned with. We give our dog a reasonably good chance of winning it.”
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.17 30.17 5.37 5.42
1st Res
Race Odds
$21
Heat Replay
Encosta Deplente
Trainer
Frank Hurst
Owner
Chris Petersen
Prizemoney
$6,290.00
Last 10 Starts
1311752113
27 Months Red Fawn Dog by Hallucinate Bananarama
Start Good Running Rail Finish Moderate
Prizemoney Rating $698.89 Rating 91
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
9 4 1 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
44% 78%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4  1 1  1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Comments: Not without a chance if he gets a start. Has the early pace to lead.
Best DaptoTimes
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.24 30.39 5.39 5.39
2nd Res
Race Odds
$21
Heat Replay
Genetic Jenny
Trainer
Judith Fisher
Owner
Colin Brown
Prizemoney
$2,975.00
Last 10 Starts
3721142823
29 Months Black Bitch by Collision Cool Karen
Start Risky Running Rail Finish Strong
Prizemoney Rating $297.50 Rating 81
Career Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
10 2 3 2
Strike Rates
Win % Place %
20% 70%
Track & Dist.
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
4  1  2  1
Box Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A N/A N/A  N/A
Comments: Will need some luck to feature if she gets a start.
Best Dapto Times
Best Last Sect. Best Sect. Last
30.41 30.41 5.60 5.64

 

Exhibitionist looks the likely leader. However, if she misses the jump there will be plenty looking to replace her in that role. Little Elsie is a consistently good beginner and drawn to do plenty. My Bella Rose has plenty of early toe and may hamper Lani Banarni’s and Lachlan Bomber’s chances of crossing to the lead. Her brother Obee One is also capable of showing some early speed and could make things interesting up front. If Lachlan Bomber is at his best he is in with a shot for a long way. Spring Creek Kev and Gold Hunter will be looking for some luck early and if they are given room, can finish off the race very strongly.

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