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Tornado on top of the world

He was a super hero in the Zoom Top and by the sounds of it, Tornado Tears will be a super hero on Saturday night at The Meadows when he lines up in the third heat of the Fanta Bale Super Stayers.

Tornado Tears did what great greyhounds do, and in this case it was claim an invitational Group 1 over they staying distance first start back from five months on the sideline.

It was wasn’t just a win, in fact I found myself somewhat emotional (for someone with little emotion) after I got to witness what Tornado Tears did in the Zoom Top.

But now, attention is on the second week of the Australian Cup Carnival and I have the answer to the question on every Tornado Tear fan’s lip.

Master trainer Robert Britton has given the brightest, greenest and most energetic light.

“I am really happy with how he pulled up after the Zoom Top,” Britton said.

“After he won the Zoom Top it was more of a relief more than anything at first.”

“He has given me no indication that there could be any issues which is great.”

Yes, Tornado Tears has natural strength (and speed of course), but I couldn’t help but ask if Robby had any concerns about how his star athlete will handle backing up in his second start over the 725-metre distance.

“I’m not concerned with how he will handle the trip again. He is feeling great and I am just hoping for a clear run out of the boxes,” Britton said.

Saturday night will see three heats of the Group 1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers, run and won at The Meadows. Winners, second place getters and the two fastest third place getters will make up the $100,000 to-the-winner feature.

Also, on Saturday night The Meadows will host eight heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup, with only the winners making it through to the $250,000 to-the-winner final which will be run on Saturday 2 March.

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Molly Haines
About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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