AT WENTWORTH PARK last Saturday night, we saw 10 heats of the time honoured Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic get underway, and the fastest winner was a two and a half year-old dog, who may just be the best bred in the sport at present. The names of Bombastic Shiraz and One Tree Hill have been etched on many honour rolls, with a Melbourne Cup and Paws Of Thunder being high on their lists. Often when two champs are mated the offspring don’t line match with mum and dad’s deeds on the racetrack. However, following the performance of Two Tree Hill, it doesn’t appear to be the case for this litter. Two Tree Hill, trained by Charlie Lamb, was explosive when winning his third race at the Glebe venue and clocked 29.90 on a surface that was rain-affected. ANOTHER smart customer was the Chris O’Brien prepared Tifia, who scored her fourth win at the track and is yet to be unplaced from seven
NSW Ron Arnold starts over the 520 metres journey. Once the 28kg chaser stepped smartly from box seven a dominant win was always set to evolve, and the trainer deserves full credit for holding her form from the Easter Magic Maiden win. Tifia is another well bred youngster, who’s by Collision out of Tifi, and down the track will more than likely follow a staying career, similar to what her mum did successfully. VICTORIAN TRAINER, Kel Greenough rarely makes an unsuccessful trip to Sydney, and he found another winner, Odie For Now, who was having his first look at the track and who finished strongly to win in 30.23.
Charlie Lamb has Two Tree Hill going well at present, and on Saturday night the avid chaser recorded 29.90 in Peter Mosman series heat.
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Odie For Now is by Big Daddy Cool from Shanlyn Lass, and his Victorian form had been most promising with 12 starts showing five wins and three placings, so there is no doubt that this black and white chaser will improve as this series continues. THE RAIN started to leave its mark on the surface by the half-way point of the meeting, and it was a strong dog needed to grab success in the latter part. This was highlighted by the barnstorming finish of Just Joking, who scored his first win in the red vest at his fourth attempt. After Thunder Lee set a cracking pace, Just Joking worked into a forward position and then pulled deep and surged to victory in 30.11. Trained by James Zahra, Just Joking, a son of Big Daddy Cool and Key Exit, has now had three victories over the course. ONE of the most experienced chasers in this series is Midnight Capers, and this year’s National Futurity winner is on song to add another Group race trophy to the mantlepiece. Midnight Capers had to work hard from box eight but finished very powerfully to defeat a gallant Bonita Banana in 30.30. Midnight Capers, by Collision from Midnight Move, raced by the Pringle clan at Clergate, has now earned $100,000 and her formcard shows 12 wins and 10 placings after 24 career starts. ANOTHER with plenty of track experience is just turned two year-old Bye Bye Bucks, who made it nine wins at Wentworth Park. Giving trainer Ken Lewis and his family the ride of their life, Bye Bye
Highly promising racer, Tifia, raced by the Pale Ale Syndicate, charged to a near nine lengths victory in a Peter Mosman Classic heat last weekend, clocking 29.96 for trainer, Chris O’Brien. Bucks really worked hard for his win, having been caught deep from box eight. Cool Zack Knee and Krisa Bale had kept a solid pace up-front and Bye Bye Bucks couldn’t get a clear crack at them until reaching the home corner. Once he hit the lead, the son of Bit Chili and See Ya Senorita charged away to score in 30.39 and at this stage would hold series favouritism. USING box eight to perfection, Captive continued his rise up the ranks and made it four wins at the track with a 30.15 victory. Once he jumped best, Captive cleared out to give nothing else a chance, and is another with good Wentworth Park creditenials. Trained by Marie Burton, the 32kg chaser, by Collision out of Viscaya, overall has had 23 career starts for seven wins and eight placings. TRAINER, Syd Swain believes Billy The Sid is still not wound up and would derive much improvement from his 30.08 victory, and fourth win at the city track. Exiting box one Billy The Sid jumped well, and after being in second spot early, was solid at the end, maintaining a near perfect record of
eight wins from 10 starts. Billy The Sid, by Cosmic Rumble from Midnight Lace, is unbeaten in four starts from inside draws. TRAINER, Steve White has prepared Group winners before, and the improving Amadeus Strikes is well in this series, judging by her first city win in 30.30. Normally a front running type, Amadeus Strikes settled just off the pace on this occasion but worked home stoutly to claim an easy two and a half lengths victory over Between Wickets. Amadeus Strikes (Bombastic Shiraz x Forgetful Lucy) overall has had 11 starts for five wins and four placings. The final heat was one for the bookies, as Sargent Mitchill scored at big odds to break through for his first Wentworth Park win after six attempts. Leading throughout, Sargent Mitchill was never threatened in a race that saw plenty of trouble, and the race time of 30.41 was the slowest of the 10 heats. Sergent Mitchill, who is by Big Daddy Cool from Gotta Be Burns, to date has had 11 starts for four wins and four placings for trainer, Mark Hardman.
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