Locally bred, owned and trained greyhound Kryptonian will enter today’s heats of the Group 2 Horsham Cup (480m) in outstanding form, having won his past three on end for trainer Jeff Guy.
The rise to stardom has been rapid for the 26 month old black sprinter, who started racing in January and has carved out six wins from 18 starts.
This includes Best of Night wins at Warrnambool and Ballarat, plus two sizzling wins over Horsham’s famous 480m circuit in 27.17sec.
Kryptonian is not only trained locally, but he was bred and is owned by Chris Johnson, who runs a caravan park in Horsham.
“He knows the track back to front and he’s in very good form,” Johnson said. “It is a big step up in class for him though.”
Horsham will host six heats of the Cup tonight, with the winners and two fastest second placegetters making it through to Sunday’s $67,000 final.
“KRYPTONIAN is very strong and I think that with a bit of luck he will camp behind ASTON BOLERO and ASA KILLA QUEEN and run them both down” – TRAINER JEFF GUY
If Kryptonian does make it through, he won’t be the first Horsham Cup finalist Johnson has owned.
“I had a greyhound called Deville who made the Horsham Cup a few years ago (he ran 5th to Dyna Tron in 2012). Kryptonian is a bit more consistent than Deville though so fingers crossed,” he said.
Trainer Jeff Guy is a bit more confident of a good showing from Kryptonian.
“I have backed him at $21 with TAB fixed odds. I actually rate him about a $6 chance behind Aston Bolero and Asa Killa Queen. They are both outstanding greyhounds, but Kryptonian is very strong and I think that with a bit of luck he will camp behind them and run them both down,” Guy said.
The first of six Horsham Cup heats kicks off at 4:34pm.
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