Zipping Remus the hot greyhound betting favourite to win Group 1 Vic Peters Classic

in full flight winning his heat of the 2023 1 Vic Peters Classic in the fastest time of 29.49.

Zipping Remus is gearing up to mirror the success of his sire Feral Franky in the upcoming 2023 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic final after qualifying fastest for the oldest feature event on the NSW Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association () feature race calendar

The Vic Peters Classic, was first run in 1951 as the Annual Classic and later renamed to the in 1962 to honour Vic Peters, the first Secretary of the NSW GBOTA.

Zipping Remus will be looking to emulate his sire Feral Franky, who was a triumphant victor of the prestigious race in 2019.

The John Finn-trained up-and-coming star displayed his prowess in the heats at Wentworth Park, where he surged to a commanding victory, winning by an expansive margin of 11.25 lengths in a remarkable time of 29.49 seconds.

The dogs winning time is just off his personal Wentworth Park best of 29.45, a time he set coming off a marring charge incurred at Dubbo.

2023 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic Heat 1 – Zipping Remus (29.49) T: John Finn

The son of Feral Franky and Zipping Tayla is a litter brother to 2023 Group 3 Magic Maiden runner-up Zipping Elkie, and Magic Maiden fourth place-getter Zipping Rousey, while he himself was a recent 2023 Group 2 Flying Amy Classic finalist at Albion Park.

If Zipping Remus clinches victory in the 2023 Vic Peters Classic, it would be a back-to-back win for trainers John and , following last year's success with Gatlin.

Tarawi Tiger won the second of the Group 1 heats when he railed up late to beat ex-Victorian greyhound Al's Entity by 0.75 lengths in 29.90 seconds.

Trained by Alan Proctor, Tarawi Tiger has been ultra consistent in three Wentworth Park runs, running 29.90, 29.92 and 29.90.

2023 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic Heat 2 – Tarawi Tiger (29.90) T: Alan Proctor

Bred and owned by Lorraine Atchison, Tarawi Tiger has now had 14 starts for eight wins and five placings.

Tarawi Tiger is by out of 2020 Group 2 runner-up .

Al's Entity (Collision x Zara's Entity) was having his first start at Wentworth Park for new trainer Michelle Sultana since transferring from Victoria.

The 2023 Group 3 Meadows Vic Bred final champion did plenty wrong in the run, and will only get better with further racing around the Glebe circuit.

Along with the three winners, he was the only other greyhound to break 30 seconds in the heats.

Calypso Rogue, who defied the odds to secure a victory in the last of the three Vic Peters heats in 29.93 seconds.

Sent to the boxes by greyhound bookmakers at the second longest greyhound betting odds in the market at +2200, Calypso Rogue was able to establish a two to three length advantage over the field early, which he was able to maintain to the finish line.

2023 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic Heat 3 – Calypso Rogue (29.90) T: Henry Norman

Trained by Henry Norman, Calypso Rogue was having his first start at Wentworth Park, off the back of a 25.43 best-of-night win at Maitland over 450m.

Owned by David Waddington, the son of and Knocker Elly has now had eight starts for four wins and two third placings.

The Vic Peters Classic is the oldest feature event on the NSW GBOTA's race calendar.

It is an age-restricted event open to male greyhounds whelped between July 1 and June 30.

It was first conducted in 1951 as the Annual Classic and was renamed the Vic Peters Memorial Classic in 1962.

Notable Vic Peters winners include Black Top, Shapely Escort, Sammie Sparrow, Woolley Wilson, Tegimi, Alpha Brava, Brother Fox, Worth Doing, Go Wild Teddy, Collision, and Cromlah Bal​e.

2023 Group 1 Vic Peters Classic Final

Odds correct at time of publication

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