A sensational semi-final win by Poke The Bear has seen him open up as the $2.70 favourite to win greyhound racing’s first Million Dollar Chase at Wentworth Park this Saturday night.
The white and fawn sprinter showed enormous determination to defeat fellow Victorian Benali in a ding-dong semi-final at Wentworth Park on Friday, clocking 29.66sec, the fastest time of eight semis.
Poke The Bear is one of four Victorians in Saturday’s $1 Million to-the-winner final, including three from the Seona Thompson kennel.
The Thompson kennel had an extraordinary night on Friday, also winning the Adelaide Cup with Real Simple.
MILLION DOLLAR CHASE
Saturday 20 October, Wentworth Park
1 MIDNIGHT STARLET (Seona Thompson VIC)
2 SKY WAVE (Victor Sultana NSW)
3 DYNA HARPA (Andrea Dailly VIC
4 AZKABAN (Seona Thompson VIC)
5 POKE THE BEAR (Seona Thompson VIC)
6 BIG BUTTERS (Andrew Crouch NSW)
7 MYSTIC RIOT (Jodie Lagogiane NSW
8 JAMELLA JET (Andrew Crouch NSW)
9 HECTON BALE (Andrea Dailly VIC)
10 BENALI (Robert Britton VIC)
WATCH: Poke The Bear (7) defeats Benali (8) in a spectacular semi-final win on Friday night.