Bessy Boo ($17.00) has upset a red-hot field in the running of the Group One Peter Mosman Final at Wentworth Park, storming home from box one to claim the $75,000 first prize for trainer Christine Proctor and owner Ashley Wilson.
After finishing fifth in the heats and second last week in his semi-final, the son of Bekim Bale and My Black Bess wasn’t given much hope in tonight’s final, however he had a very strong motor to complement a perfect box one draw.
Jumping well from the inside alley, Bessy Boo stuck to the rails and found himself in second position heading into the back straight, behind early leader Push It who exploded away from box two. The 30kg greyhound grabbed his rival halfway up the straight to score by three quarters of a length at the finish in a fast time of 29.71. All Strung Out ran another brilliant race from box eight and claimed second position, with early leader Push It finishing in third.
Bessy Boo recorded his eleventh career victory tonight from thirty-four starts and has now cracked the $100,000 prize money barrier, with a total of $114,565.
1st – Bessy Boo (1)– Christine Proctor
2nd – All Strung Out (8)– Glenn Rounds
3rd – Push It (2)– Dean Swain
4th – Stilton Blue (3) – Philip Goodsell
5th – Tommy Brislane (5) – Steven White
6th – Where’s the Surf (6) – Darren McDonald
7th – My Awesome Opal (7) – Marie Burton
8th – Access (4) – Ian Garland
1st Split: 5.39 (2)
2nd Split: 17.95 (2)
Run Home: 11.76 (1)
Margins: ¾ x ¾