Ando’s Mac wins 2016 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic

ANDO’S Mac stamped himself as one of the most promising youngsters in the country with a blistering win in Saturday night’s Group 1 Vic Peters Classic (520m) at Wentworth Park.

Exploding from box six, the Jason Mackay-trained sprinter went straight to the front in the run towards the first turn, kicking clear of kennel mate Mister Twister (box five) through the catching pen.

Once out in front it was a case of times and margins, with the son of El Grand Senor and Brook’s Doll stretching out to score by five and a half lengths in a scorching 29.69.

Mister Twister, which went into the final with five wins from just five starts, ran a gallant race to finish second, with Brett Bravo’s Benteke (box one) filling the trifecta back in third spot.

Ando’s Mac is owned by Luke Anderson and Michaele Alderdice and has now won over $124,000 in prize money. Saturday’s victory took his overall career record to 14 wins an five placings from 26 starts, while the fawn dog has now won eight of his nine appearances since joining Mackay’s kennel back in September.