Ando's Mac Claims Time Honours As Ladbrokes Vic Peters Series Begins
Sensational sprinter Ando's Mac ($1.84 with Ladbrokes BestPlus20 Tote) bounced back to his best in last nights Group One Vic Peters heats at Wentworth Park, notching up his fifth win at the track from seven attempts. The fawn flyer stepped beautifully from the three alley, clocking an impressive early split of 5.43 at the winning post the first time. This son of El Grand Senor and Brook's Doll turned on the after burners mid-race and gapped his rivals by six and a half lengths at the finish, stopping the clock at a sizzling 29.72. Ando's Mac is relishing being under the care of new trainer Jason Mackay, having only suffered defeat once under his Richmond Vale mentor in seven starts.
This years Group Three Magic Maiden winner Wicked Warrior ($3.40 with Ladbrokes BestPlus20 Tote) also returned to the winners circle in heat four, recording a flying new personal best of 29.80. Exiting from box four, this son of Where's Pedro and Bit Sassy showed a great turn of foot at box rise to dash to the lead and streaked away to salute by five and a quarter lengths. Last nights win was the eighth of his career from just thirteen starts.
Runway Bono ($13.12 with Ladbrokes BestPlus20 Tote) took out heat five at juicy odds for trainer Dean Swain, with the 600m specialist posting a sizzling, new personal best time of 29.81. This son of Cosmic Rumble and Runway Ready got a solid getaway from box five and mustered good pace, taking advantage of a rails run at the first turn to sit behind early leader Better Call Sloy. The brindle flyer streaked away to salute by two and a quarter lengths, posting a speedy run home of 11.78. Last nights victory was the ninth of his career and first win at Wentworth Park since April.
NSW Sprint Championship winner Benteke ($4.12 with Ladbrokes BestPlus20 Tote) made a successful return to Wentworth Park last night after transferring to Victorian mentor Brett Bravo last month. This son of Collision and Pearl Napoleon began with the field in heat eight and showed great strength to balance up when he received plenty of attention from his rivals heading towards the first turn. The 34kg chaser sat behind early leader Mainline Osti and took the lead at the top of the home turn, careering away to score by three and a half lengths, stopping the clock at 29.95. Last nights victory was the eighth of his career from start number sixteen and he also claimed time honours for the fastest run home of the night, finding the line in an impressive 11.74.
The final greyhound to record a sub-30 second performance in last nights heats was the undefeated Mister Twister ($3.16 with Ladbrokes BestPlus20 Tote) for Jason Mackay. Stepping out on debut at the track from box eight in heat nine, this son of Collision and Double Twist didn't disappoint his followers, after showing outstanding pace to cross from the wide draw and take the lead heading into the back straight. Mister Twister drew away from his rivals to score by nine lengths, recording a solid time of 29.97. Plenty of eyes will be on this greyhound next week, as he looks to keep his undefeated record of four wins from four starts alive.
Next weeks semi-finals are as follows, subject to confirmation, with the box draw to be conducted by GRNSW on Tuesday.
Good Odds Bricky
Got A Motor
Black Hole Sun
9 - Roman Red
10 - Zambora Idol
Better Call Sloy
Spring Creek Bill
9 - Kilkee May
10 - Dynamite Diesel
9 - Vince Fawn
10 - Wicked Pedro
9- Spring Creek Max
10 - Spring Clarkie