Tornado Tears will grace the 720-metre distance at Wentworth Park for the first time on Saturday night in a heat of the Group 1 Association Cup.
Tornado Tears started his racing career at Wentworth Park over the 520-metre distance and recorded his first two victories in 30.44sec and 30.43sec.
“He is a dog that goes better after he has had a look at the track, but he did do a lot of his early education at Wentworth Park,” trainer Robert Britton said.
Interestingly, Tornado Tear’s third start at Wentworth Park was in a heat of the 2018 Paws Of Thunder where he was defeated by Raw Ability and former kennel mate Not Available.
Tornado Tears is fresh off a three-week break after his Galaxy Campaign in Perth where he finished second to former Victorian Rockstar Patriot after finding plenty of trouble.
“He has had a freshen up and I am really happy with how he is doing,” Britton said.
Tornado Tears will line up in box two of heat one (race five) of the Association Cup on Saturday night.
He is the $1.33 favourite despite NSW star Poco Dorado being drawn in the same heat.
Bago Bye Bye is the interesting runner in the opening Association Cup heat. He was the fastest qualifier into the TAB Australian Cup (525-metres) last month before running equal fourth placing with Miss Splendamiro in the final.
The son of Barcia Bale and Keira’s Charm has had just the one run back and that was a flying 710 metre start at Albion Park in Brisbane.
The second and final Association Cup heat sees Dyna Chancer compete at Wentworth Park’s 720-metre distance for the first time from box two.
Steven-Bruce White’s Boom Down has drawn box three in the same heat hot off the back of a second placing at Wentworth Park to Veloce Nero.