• Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018,
  • by Andrew Copley

Fanta surpasses Dyna Double One in huge night for Vics in Sydney

Raw Ability added a second Group 1 to his repertoire when taking out the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder (520m) at Wentworth Park last Saturday night.

The Anthony Azzopardi-trained sprinter, who won the 2017 Group 1 Adelaide Cup, burned off fellow Victorian Up Hill Jill in the early stages before taking out the $75,000 first prize.

Meanwhile, million-dollar greyhound Fanta Bale (pictured) added another feature race to her bulging CV when taking out the Group 2 Summer Distance Plate (720m) at the same meeting.

The $40,000 first prize took Fanta Bale’s career earnings up to $1,178,475, surpassing former great Dyna Double One ($1,160,316).

Only eight-time Group 1 winner, the retired Fernando Bale ($1,299,370) has won more prize money in Australia’s history.

Trainer Robert Britton’s now plans to freshen his superstar up ahead of a tilt at winning a seventh Group 1 in the Zoom Top invitational (725m) on the opening night of the Australian Cup Carnival at The Meadows on Feb 17.

Fanta Bale wins the Group 2 Summer Distance Plate.

Raw Ability wins the Group 1 Paws Of Thunder.

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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