Saturday night’s Group 1 Perth Cup boasts an outstanding field including four Victorian greyhounds.
Among them, two Australian Cup winners (Hecton Bale & Dyna Patty), an Australian Cup runner-up, plus the hottest greyhound sprinter going around in Orson Allen.
Orson Allen was simply magnificent. Fresh from his Horsham Cup win in track record time seven nights earlier, Correy Grenfell’s superstar looks primed to break his Group 1 duck.
His heat win in 29.32sec was half a length of Cannington’s 520m track record and five lengths faster than the next best heat winner.
The Perth Cup looks like Orson’s Allen’s best chance of breaking his Group 1 duck.
Speaking of hot greyhounds, champion Victorian stayer Tornado Tears ran the race of his life in heat of the Group 1 Galaxy, winning by 18 lengths and shaving more than six lengths off the 715m track record.
“He (Tornado Tears) has not only broken the track record, he has absolutely smashed it,” announced race caller Peter O’Neill.
The previous record of 41.66sec belonged to Neil Monelli.
WATCH: Orson Allen (5) led all the way to get within half a length of Quick Jagger’s 520m track record.
WATCH: Tornado Tears breaks the 715m track record with a dominant display.
Group 1 Perth Cup Box draw
1) Hecton Bale, Enzo Crudeli
2) Kiss Me Linda, Chris Halse
3) Eighty Eight, Paul Stuart
4) Hasten Slowly, Chris Halse
5) Dyna Patty, Andrea Dailly
6) Campini, Paul Stuart
7) Orson Allen, Correy Grenfell
8) West On Augie, Chris Halse
9) Love Me Tinder, Paul Stuart
10) Petria Monelli, David Hobby
Group 1 Galaxy
1) Bee Dee, Enzo Crudeli
2) Reidy’s Runner, Christine Bennett
3) Barcali, Chris Halse
4) Tornado Tears, Chris Halse
5) Outshined, Jamie Marsh
6) Rockstar Patriot, Paul Stuart
7) Equilibrium, David Hobby
8) Back On Lava, Shayne Williams
9) Allen Mike, Enzo Crudeli
10) Moment To Jive, Sarah Appleton