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Tornado Warning for Gold Cup heats

Torndao Tears is back at Albion Park tonight in a heat of the Group 1 Brisbane Gold Cup.

Off the back of a 7th placing in the Group 1 Sandown Cup, trainer Robert Britton admits his champion greyhound is down in confidence at the moment.

But the sun fixes everything doesn’t it? A sunny 24 degree day will put a simile on my face that’s for sure.

Tornado Tears, a two time Group race winner at Albion Park over the 710 metre and track record holder there, has drawn box six in the second Gold Cup heat.

“At the moment he is looking for an inside box to get a bit of confidence back but you cant change it now,” Robert said.

“He loves the track up at Albion Park and at this stage all we can hope for is that he makes it through and then draws a good box in the final.”

In race eight tonight, Tornado Tears finds himself up against Veloce Nero (3), Double Gee (4) and fellow Victorian Dyna Chancer (8).

“There is no doubt he is a very talented dog, just a little bit down on confidence and all of that can change with good box draws.”

Ella Enchanted heads the betting market in the opening Gold Cup heat after drawing box one. She finds herself up against Bago Bye Bye (2), Blue Moon Rising (4) and Poco Dorado (8).

Just the two heats of the Brisbane Gold Cup, which will see the first four place getters earn a rug next week.

Latest TAB odds

Albion Park are also hosting five heats of the Group 3 $110,000 Flying Amy Classic (520m) which has sparked attention from Anthony Azzopardi and Steven Bruce White.

Azzopardi ‘s contenders;
– Fernando’s Riot (R3 B4)
– Whiskey Riot (R4 B6)
– Seal The Deal (R5 B8)
– No Vacancy (R6 B1)

Steven Bruce White’s contenders;
– Gwydion (R2 B2)
– Sennachie (R5 B2)

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