The Group 1 $75,000 to the winner event saw a high calibre of nominations received, with some of Australia’s best youngster set to fight out the final next week.
Tonight’s semi-finals saw victories go to Renegade Chief, Unexplained, Allen Dion and Odie For Now.
Opening semi winner Renegade Chief was the fastest qualifier, posting a 29.91 win over Mucho Caliente and Ronan Izmir. Victorian trainer Kel Greenough posted a double with Odie For Now
winning semi-final four in 30.11.
Majella Ferguson prepared Unexplained continued his good run of form winning the second qualifier in 30.15, after finding a favourable rails run at the first turn. Proven Nitro was an impressive run, finishing second and ensuring himself a place in the Group 1 final.
Largest upset of the night went to Allen Dion, which started from the red alley following the scratching of Connor Izmir. The Andrea Dailly trained greyhound made the most of the inside draw leading for most of the 30.04 journey.
Next Saturday night (November 3) will also see the running of the exciting Do You Think You Can Score? Soccer Penalty Shoot Out competition. 20 race night attendees, 16 years or above, will have the opportunity to kick for $1,000 in cold hard cash. With $20,000 up for grabs this thrilling event is bound to again attract a high level of interest.
Run back on March 17 for the first time, five competitors successfully put the ball in the back of the net, picking up $1,000 for their efforts. Premier League Goal Keeper Nathan Denham is again on board and looking to stop any shots getting past him this time.
Next Saturday night’s meeting at Wentworth Park is set to be a fiery one.
The box draw for the 2012 Centrebet Vic Peters Classic Final is:
Race 8 – CENTREBET VIC PETERS CLASSIC FINAL 9:57 PM
NG 520 Metres $75,000 – $18,750 – $9,375
Box 1 – 7311 GARRICK BALE Andrea Dailly 29.84
Box 2 – 2112 TRANSCEND TIME Mark Azzopardi 29.83
Box 3 – 1121 RENEGADE CHIEF Kel Greenough 29.91
Box 4 – 8111 ODIE FOR NOW Kel Greenough 29.61
Box 5 – 3242 MUCHO CALIENTE Mark Azzopardi 30.00
Box 6 – 2121 UNEXPLAINED Majella Ferguson 29.96
Box 7 – 1312 PROVEN NITRO Jason Thompson 29.63
Box 8 – 2741 ALLEN DION Andrea Dailly 30.04
1st Res – 5733 RONAN IZMIR Kenneth Staines 30.02
2nd Res – 5723 BILLY THE SID Sydney Swain 29.73