Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth win in the 2017 Group 1 $1m Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart, above, is the favourite for the 2017 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Black Heart Bart, above, is the favourite for the 2017 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Restricted class runner Royal Star was the last of the Peters owned runners to be included in the final fifteen horse Kingston Town Classic field and joins Perfect Jewel, Cosmic Storm and Silverstream to carry the cerise and white colours.

Royal Star is stepping up sharply in class to Group 1 weight for age company after running second last Saturday in a 1400m BenchMark 72+ Handicap at Ascot.

“I didn’t think Royal Star would get in,” Peters told The West Australian.

“But she’s ready to show her best, after pulling up well on Saturday.

“She had difficulty getting clear and was unlucky. William blamed himself for the defeat.

“Jarrad Noske will take over on Royal Star and William is staying with Perfect Jewel.

“Glenn Smith has been booked for Cosmic Storm and Brad Parnham is Silverstream’s new rider.”

Cosmic Storm and Silverstream finished tenth and thirteen respectively in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 25 while Perfect Jewel is the winner of four of her five race starts and is coming off a last start win in the Group 2 $500,000 W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot in Perth on Railway Stakes Race Day.

Royal Star has been installed as one of the outsiders of the Kingston Town Classic field at $41 with Ladbrokes.com.au while Silverstream at $51 and and Cosmic Storm at $101 would also cause a boil over if they happened to win.

Three year old filly Perfect Jewel at $5.50 is Peters’ best chance of claiming his fifth Kingston Town Classic trophy after securing the major prize with Old Nick (1998), Old Comrade (2000, 2001) and Perfect Reflection (2015).

For all the latest and the best odds for the Kingston Town Classic go to Ladbrokes.com.au.

Early betting for the 2017 Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.50 Black Heart Bart, $4.80 It’s Somewhat, $5.50 Perfect Jewel, $8.50 Tom Melbourne, $11 Achernar’s Star, Life Less Ordinary, $17 All Our Roads, $21 Material Man, Great Shot, Pounamu, $34 Money Maher, $41 Royal Star, $51 Silverstream, Gatting, $101 Cosmic Storm.

Final field for the 2017 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 1x75x32352 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 59kg
2 3x1119x033 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 59kg
3 2186×52321 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 59kg
4 05×2222623 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 59kg
5 11x4963x16 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 59kg
6 x31114x145 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Mitchell Pateman 59kg
7 26216×3549 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 59kg
8 x122x25392 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 59kg
9 82413×6517 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Lee Newman 58.5kg
10 90122×2110 SILVERSTREAM Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 57kg
11 3x1511x460 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 57kg
12 11612×1522 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 56.5kg
13 1x122x7122 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 52kg
14 x223x11617 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 52kg
15 1×1141 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 50kg

 

 

 

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