Australia's best greyhound, Fernando Bale, put on a stunning display of speed to win the 2015 Group 1 Rapidvite Peter Mosman Classic at Wentworth Park on Saturday night (June 20).
Before a stellar crowd, the race favourite which reached a top of $1.45 in the Wentworth Park betting ring, speared the lids to record a first section of 5.29.
Shooting away down the back, kennelmate Dyna Double One was able to claw back ground in the latter stages, however it was too late, with Fernando Bale recording a 29.27 win.
Wentworth Park's equal 2nd fastest 520m time, the win was Fernando Bale's 13th straight victory and fourth Group 1 for 2015.
Trainer Andrea Dailly claimed the trifecta in the event, with Dyna Double One finishing second, while Elfen Bale finished in third position. The win also gave connections, Wheeler Kennels the second Group 1 trifecta for the year, after they took home 1st to 3rd in the Golden Easter Egg back in March.
Speaking following the race, owner Paul Wheeler thanked all the staff which contributed to the win and said plenty of challenges still lay before the sensational sprinter.
"He is only young, give him another few months and if he stands up to the racing, we could see plenty more."
Listen to Paul Wheeler's full interview here
Watch the final of the $75,000 to the winner, Group 1, Rapidvite Peter Mosman again
On a big night of racing Bessy Boo took out the Bill Baker Memorial Stk in a sizzling 29.58. 12months on from his Peter Mosman victory, connections said that the greyhound continued to be a thrill to train.
The night's events also saw over $1,000 raised for gofundme.com/forjakessake1. Congratulations to DJ Higgins who won the Mechanical Bull Rising challenge, holding on for 65 second to score $500 in cash.
Following seven weeks of qualifying rounds, Saturday's racing also featured the $20,000 GBOTA Challenge Sprint and Stayers Finals with both events putting up thrilling results.
In the sprint final it was four and half year old Cumberland Black which claimed the winner's purse narrowly over Shilling Flex in 29.99. Cumberland Black finished on top of the pointscore table, however went into the final as the $9.40 third elect behind placegetters Shilling Flex ($4.60) and Fantastic Spiral ($1.60 fav).
Connections were overwhelmed by the victory, commending the greyhound on a tremendous effort.
For the stayers it was Lithgow Panther which held on at the line to win the $20k cheque. The exciting runner lead virtually throughout, holding on by a nose over Ritza Ruby and Cheeky Grant.
Watch the two GBOTA Challenge finals again: