The $77,000 Group 2 TAB Great Chase Grand Final (525m) will be run at The Meadows this Wednesday at 1.20pm with a slashing field assembled, and for those thinking about placing a bet here’s how I see the race panning out.
Cutting Edge arrives unbeaten at the Group 2 feature having won all of his seven outings to date. There’s no doubting this boom young talent will carry the majority of the focus after a sensational 29.74 heat win followed by a gusty 30.19 semi final win at 525 metre Meadows distance.
The Joe Borg trained Lee Brilliance has reached a real purple patch of form with a run of five consecutive wins including two fantastic victories at the venue. The son of Cosmic Chief appears to have enough pace to hold the early lead and if he can repeat his 29.86 victory set in the semi, he will be right in the thick of things at the finish.
The other greyhound I believe will be playing a big role in the Grand Final is the recent acquisition to the Bravo kennel, Unlawful Entry. This explosive young pup loves to race three greyhounds away from the rails especially on corners, so box eight will no doubt assist his chances in the Great Chase Grand Final.
I expect the race to pan out with Lee Brilliance holding the early lead around the first corner, closely followed by Cutting Edge as they head to the back straight. As they approach the home bend I’ll be looking for Cutting Edge to make his move and chase down Lee Brilliance, with Unlawful Entry in the pink rug to whip down the outside into third.
As the community groups and greyhounds get set for another cracking group race worth $47,000 to the winner, it’s time to get to The Meadows and get your bets on for what will be an action packed Grand Final!
JAMES’ SELECTIONS: 2 1 8 3