Young Stars clash in Classic

10 / 08 / 2017 Article by: Shane Yates
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The jury is out on which is the best young chaser, Diamonte’s Boy or Wynburn Cutie.

With their head-to-head record locked at one win apiece, the verdict is currently a split decision. However, the one fact everyone can agree on is they are both excitement machines on their way to the top.

Tonight at Luxbet Park in Hobart, the pair will clash in the Young Stars Classic Final over 461 metres.

Diamonte’s Boy, trained by Debbie Cannan has won four of six starts, including a victory in the Hobart Breeders Classic.  The Ben Englund prepared Wynburn Cutie has notched up five wins from just six outings, with success in the Tasbred Final at Devonport and the Division 4 Final of the J.G. Nelson Cup in Launceston.

On the two occasions the young guns have met, the winning margins have been 4 1/4-lengths in favour of Diamonte’s Boy and in the return bout it was a neck the way of Wynburn Cutie.

Diamonte’s Boy will jump from the red box tonight and boasts the quicker of the first splits at 5.08-seconds, while Wynburn Cutie is a winner from box seven and has recorded the fastest overall time of 26.03-seconds.

As Tasracing form analyst Robert Fahey points out, Winklee Jane has been placed on two occasions behind Diamonte’s Boy and has a victory over It’s A Wink to its credit and stands out as the trifecta player to add to the fancied pair.

Mangalore trainer Susan Gittus dominated Monday night’s 278-metre races with her Magic Spite-Cover Girl litter making a clean sweep of all three events.

Tonight the team of six youngsters is spread across the opening three races on the card over the 340-metre dash.  Sammy Frost and Shadrack are highly fancied, after their impressive victories on debut, while Olary is among the leading hopes in race three.

Watch all the action from tonight’s Young Star Classic meeting, commencing at 19:37, via the live stream service at tasracing.com.au

Diamonte’s Boy winning the Hobart Breeders Classic in June.

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