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Tears to defend title

Tornado Tears’ box six hoodoo continued when he was a beaten odds-on favourite in one of two Gold Cup heats (710m) at Albion Park in Brisbane last week but the champion stayer will still defend his crown this Thursday night.

Tornado Tears (pictured) stormed home to finish third and after drawing box two he’s the $2 TAB favourite for the Group 1 final.

The Robert Britton-trained Tornado Tears is chasing the fifth Group 1 of his career, with fellow Victorian Dyna Chancer to join him in the final.

Star Victorian sprinter Sennachie will be chasing his second Brisbane feature trophy in the Group 3 Flying Amy Classic (520m), having won the Queensland Derby in May.

Group 1 Gold Cup

Group 3 Flying Amy Classic

WATCH: Dyna Chancer (8) and Tornado Tears (6) were placed in a heat of the Gold Cup behind Bago Bluff.

WATCH: Bago Bye Bye wins a heat of the Gold Cup while Victorian Ella Enchanted (1) just missed a place in the final after running a luckless fifth.

WATCH: Sennachie (2) wins a heat of the Flying Amy Classic in 29.83sec after being challenged throughout.

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