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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.
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)
|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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