Scott-Smith’s chaser out to emulate Fernando Bale in Peter Mosman

DUNDEE Osprey will be aiming to emulate the feat of champion sprinter Fernando Bale when he heads to Wentworth Park for the heats of the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic (520m) on Saturday night.

Dundee Osprey comes into the series having won the Group 1 Harrison-Dawson (515m) at Sandown Park at his last start, the same race Fernando Bale won in 2015 before taking ‘Wenty’ by storm, capturing the $75,000 final in stunning fashion.

Trained by Geoff Scott-Smith, Dundee Osprey, $17 with Bet365 to win the final, prepared for his race debut in the Harbour City with a dominant 29.84 trial at his first look at the track last weekend.

“He pulled up very well after the Harrison-Dawson so we decided to have a go at the Peter Mosman,” Scott-Smith told Australian Racing Greyhound.

“A few people said to me that he would need a look around the track so we brought him up for a trial before the series and I was very happy with him.

“It was his first look at the track and he had been in the car for two days beforehand too so it was a very good effort.”

Following the slick run, Scott-Smith has remained in NSW with his star performer to eliminate the stress of travelling heading into the heats.

“I decided to stay in Bathurst for the week – I thought it was better for him rather than travelling up and back from Victoria.

“He has settled in very well up here and he is feeling really good so I think it has helped him rather than being up and down in the car all that time – it is a long trip.

“Hopefully he benefits from staying here the week.”

Dundee Osprey has drawn box one in the sixth of 10 Peter Mosman heats on Saturday night, with the son of Fabregas and Dundee Rose set to do battle against a quality line-up including Big Chicken (box two), Invictus Rapid (box five), Megsie Marble (box six) and Shima Song (box eight).

Scott-Smith said he is happy with the draw and expects his powerhouse performer to go well.

“He has won off box one at home and he trialled out of box one the other night and he seemed to go straight early and he railed nicely around the first corner.

“It all depends on where he is in the race, but if he can be within three or four lengths off them down the back then you would think he’d be in with a good chance because his last section is always his best.”

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A win on Saturday night would give Dundee Osprey 10 victories from just 21 starts, with the 35 kilogram heavyweight already a winner of $134,800 in prize money earnings.

Saturday’s meeting is set to be massive, with a stack of talent lining up for the series including the best sprinters on offer from NSW as well as Victoria.

Dean Swain, who is currently leading the NSW Metropolitan trainers premiership, has a good hand coming into the race with four contenders including Miss Foxy Lee who has won her past three starts coming into the Classic series.

The daughter of Magic Sprite and Cristalle will jump from box six in the opening heat of the night.

Champion trainer Jason Mackay will put the polish on talented litter mates Zipping Bruiser and Zipping Lilly heading into the heats, with the latter a recent winner of the Group 3 Ladies Bracelet over the track and trip.

Team Dailly have eight greyhounds engaged across the heats and will be looking to score back-to-back editions of the race, while Kelly and Brett Bravo are also set to play a part in the heats with five runners, including Sandown Park track record holder Unlawful Entry (heat four box three).

The first heat of the Group 1 Peter Mosman Classic is race two at Wentworth Park on Saturday night and is set to jump at 7:50pm.

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Ultimate Magic – $13
Aeroplane Tommy – $13
Unlawful Entry – $17
Ando’s Mac – $17
Dundee Osprey – $17
Big Chicken – $21
Chaser – $21
Shimatron – $21
Miss Foxy Lee – $26
Aqua Cheetah – $26
Zambora Beau – $26
Zipping Bruiser – $26
Shima Song – $26
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Nangar Thunder – $34
Vintage Rox – $34
Invictus Rapid – $34
Dyna Irminus – $34
Buck Forty – $34
Dyna Juggler – $34
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Rippin Hayne – $51
Natahli Dedee – $51
Letron James – $51
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Fullstop Period – $51
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Old Timer – $67
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Canya Crazy – $1001
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