Despite an impressive win in last Thursday’s $40,000 Sister Cities Cup at Angle Park, Queensland’s Bogie King is quoted at long odds to win the group 1 Adelaide Cup.
The Les and Sandi Bein owned Ryan Ayre trained dog is quoted at $26 in pre post betting for next Thursday’s $75,000 to the winner Cup final.
To make the final, Bogie King must win his heat tonight. He has drawn box six in race eight at 9.11 p.m.
GRSA received 65 nominations for the Adelaide Cup series. 34 are from South Australia, 29 from Victoria, one from Queensland and one from New Zealand. Eight heats will be run, with winners only going through to the final.
The Victorian contingent is led by the exciting sprinter Heston Bale who is one of 16 entries from the Andrea Dailly kennel.
Pre post all in betting with Tattsbet for next Thursday’s final has Heston Bale the $3.50 favourite ahead of Zara Zulu, also from the Dailly kennel, at $6.00.
Tattsbet is offering a fixed odds markets on each of the heats tonight. Presently, Bogie King is $3.00 to win his heat. Heston Bale is at $1.33.
Tattsbet has a jackpot trifecta pool of $4,471 on race eight which is Bogie King’s event.
At Albion Park tonight there are two heats of the group three Gold Coast Cup over 520 metres.
Top Gun invitees Glen Gallon (pictured) and Don’t Knocka Him have drawn separate heats. Both will be short priced favourites. The first four placegetters in each heat progress to next Thursday’s $25,000 to the winner Gold Coast Cup final.
Tattsbet has a quadrella jackpot pool of $12,926 on tonight’s Albion Park card. Many punters will make Glen Gallon and Don’t Knocka Him the ‘’anchors’’ in races seven and eight.
At Albion Park yesterday, the Darren Russell trained first starter Rozelle Flash was the fastest of the seven heat winners of the Eric Thomson Memorial Maiden series over 520 metres.
The son of Elite State and Joy Esme clocked 30.18., scoring by three and a half lengths from box five. The dog’s run home time of 12.74 was also the fastest of the seven heats.
Dave Irwin’s Stop Scrammin’ scored in 30.25 from box one, with a final split of 12.79.
The seven heat winners plus fastest second placegetter Top Uno go through to next Thursday’s $10,000 to the winner final.
The Eric Thomson is a time honoured race which started at the former Southport track on the Gold Coast in the mid 1980s. It was run at the Gold Coast Parklands from 1999 to 2008 and subsequently at Albion Park. Eric Thomson was a long time patron of the Gold Coast Greyhound Racing Club.
Story by Paul Dolan, photo by Corey Pearce.