Serg and Bill Buccilli are continuing to See The Dream with their son of Black Magic Opal – Bewildering who has earned a rug in Friday night’s Group One National Sprint at Albion Park.
Classed as the highest ranked greyhound in Australia according to the Australian Greyhound Racing Association (AGRA), Bewildering won himself a run in the Group One Sprint as the Wildcard.
“He deserves to be in the race,” co-owner Serg Buccilli said.
“We were lucky that the Wildcard fell our way after traveling all over Australia.”
Finishing second in the Victorian Sprint heat and final to kennel mate and Nationals $3 favourite Aston Dee Bee, Bewildering will have to put his best foot forward to come away with his third group win.
Bewildering has proven he is more than capable of defying the TAB odds following a magic win in the 2017 Group Two Warrnambool Classic paying $7.50.
His past two starts at Sandown Park being the Victorian Sprint heats and final, Bewildering has finished second after missing the start.
“He isn’t the most reliable beginner out of the boxes but you can’t count him out. He proved that in the Shepparton Cup heats when he worked his way through the field.”
Bewildering’s last win was a heat of the Group Two Shepparton Cup which saw the Thompson trained talent use the outside of the track to claim victory.
Jumping from box seven on Friday night at Albion Park, owner Buccilli gives him every chance.
“In the group races the dogs have to do everything right. There are plenty of good dogs in the field but with the likes of Aston Dee Bee and Jury in the race he is going to have to be at his very best.” Buccilli said.
With the Thompson kennel claiming just about every Group race Victoria has to offer, Seona is yet to win a National final and with three representatives, two in the sprint and Burn One Down in the stayers, she has the dogs to do it this year.
“They give the dogs every chance and they are prepared very well. One thing we know is that the dogs will have the best preparation heading into the race.”