Daily Dogs – Saturday, January 23

Wentworth Park: Race 5 (7:57pm AEDT)
No. 3 Zipping Sapporo

Zipping Sapporo has been nothing short of outstanding this campaign and she will take plenty of beating in the Group 1 Futurity Final.

The classy daughter of Aston Dee Bee has won six of her last seven starts and put paid to her rivals in her heat here last week, winning by the tune of nearly seven lengths.

With even luck, there’s no reason why she won’t be in the finish again.

Wentworth Park: Race 6 (8:17pm AEDT)
No. 5 Run Like Jess

She’ll need luck after drawing awkwardly, but I’m confident that Run Like Jess is the best runner in the Group 2 Summer Distance Plate Final, and he can win again.

The on of Fernando Bale has won five of his last eight starts, and tuned up for this race with a close-up second behind Mepunga Isla in the Group 2 Golden Sands before flashing home to win his heat here last week.

He is at peak fitness and with clear passage, he’ll be hard to hold out.

Wentworth Park: Race 7 (8:38pm AEDT)
No. 2 Zipping Moose

Zipping Moose has only made five appearances at the races so far, but he is clearly an above-average talent, and he can record his first Group 1 win in tonight’s National Derby Final.

The son of Aston Dee Bee has won four races so far, running second on the other occasion, and he was last seen flashing home to comfortably beat several of these opponents here last weel.

He can go forward from Box 2 and will be tough to catch.

Wentworth Park: Race 8 (8:58pm AEDT)
No. 5 Wow

Ordinarily I would be inclined to steer away from a dog jumping from Box 5 in a race as good as this one, but that in itself underlines my opinion of Wow.

Wow has gone to another level this campaign and hasn’t looked like losing any of his last seven starts.

He comfortably won the Group 2 Gosford Cup two back and stamped himself as the one to beat in this race when he broke the clock in last week’s heat.