All eyes are on local greyhound, Wally Milne who is setting his sights on becoming the first locally trained greyhound to win the Group 2 Triple M Bendigo Cup since 1997.
Trainer Rodney Clark, who is based in nearby town Toolleen, is looking forward to the race on Friday night and confident with the box 1 draw.
“To come up with Box 1, we are absolutely delighted” he told Simone Fisher.
“Bendigo is his favourite track, with 5 wins and 2 places in his last 7 starts.”
“The key is for him to hold the fence during the race. Hopefully he can sit on the two and hold his spot” Clark said.
The chaser had a great race in the heats with an overall time of 23.8 seconds. He momentarily grabbed lead in the home straight before narrowly going down to the favourite Jebrynah.
This is Clark’s first attempt at his home cup and is hoping to double his chances if first emergency ‘Kraken Lightening’ can make her way onto the field.
The Group 2 Triple M Bendigo Cup will be held this Friday night at the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association.
*This article was complied by Lauren Marie