Victorian Zambora Brockie (pictured) is currently sitting short priced favourite ($1.40) after drawing box one in the National Sprint Final which is set to jump on Saturday night at Angle Park in South Australia.
The Anthony Azzopardi trained chaser has had a faultless lead up to the Nationals series, accumulating nine victories in a row – all but one in best of the night times. His impressive string of form included wins in the Group One Brisbane Winter Cup (520m) and the Group Two Horsham Cup (480m).
The son of Nitro Burst and Flying Liddy was never missing out on a run in the National Sprint Final, thanks to his number one AGRA ranking. For the AGRA ranking list click here.
WATCH: Zambora Brockie (box four) and Dundee Osprey (box five) finish first and third in the Victorian Sprint Final at The Meadows.
Zambora Brockie had his first a look at Angle Park in his 38 start career (25 wins and six minor placings) last week recording, 4.40sec, 16.76 and 29.44sec in a race night trial.
Fellow Victorian Dundee Osprey was named the AGRA Wildcard, thanks to his seventh placed AGRA ranking despite finishing third in the Victorian National Sprint Final at The Meadows. He will jump from box two with the TAB placing $11.00 on him to defeat the field.
Dundee Osprey’s most impressive win without a doubt was in the Group One $145,000 Harrison Dawson at Sandown Park in May, which saw the TAB pay out $24.70 for his first group one win.
Benteke, from New South Wales looks to be the main worry for the Victorian pair, jumping from box three with a starting price of $7.00 after clocking an impressive trial time of 29.49sec.
Gerry O’Keeffe has plenty reasons to smile after picking up the Ned Bryant ‘Silver Fox’ award last Friday night at the Victorian Greyhound Awards for his outstanding achievements throughout the 2015/16. Litter siblings Ring The Bell and Bells Are Ringing played a huge role Gerry’s Ned Bryant award (full story here).
On Saturday night at Angle Park Ring The Bell has his third attempt at Group One glory in the National Distance Final, which is run over the 731 metre distance. Ring The Bell was the shock winner of the Victorian Sprint Final after $1.30 favourite Burn One Down missed the start and was unable to get into the race.
WATCH: Ring The Bell jump from box seven to win the Victorian Distance Final at Sandown Park.
If Ring The Bell claims his first Group One Victory on Saturday night from box two ($2.40) he will become the third consecutive Victorian greyhound to win the National Distance Championship.