Electrifying youngster and recent Speed Star winner Hooked On Scotch has booked himself a ticket into the Adelaide Cup final after taking out the $10,000 State-of-Origin event at Angle Park last night.
Race 3 at Angle Park was split into four two-dog match races yesterday, each featuring a Victorian and a South Australian representative.
After dual Group 1 winner Sennachie (Steve White) had set the time standard at 29.21sec over the 515m trip, the overall favourite Hooked On Scotch (Jason Thompson) overcame a bumping duel with his opponent Fly For Fun before clocking 29.19sec.
As part of a new cross promotion between GRV and Greyhound Racing SA, the fastest greyhound across the four matches was guaranteed a place in the $75,000 to-the-winner Group 1 Adelaide Cup final on October 11, bypassing the heats.
And in a further reward, Hooked On Scotch has also gained entry into the $25,000 to-the-winner four-dog Shootout (515m) at Sandown Park on 14 November.
Hooked On Scotch (Barcia Bale – Nicki Fields), a 21-month-old half brother to recently retired champion Poke The Bear, has had just nine starts (five wins).
Incidentally, Victorian greyhounds defeated their SA counterparts in all four matches.
STATE OF ORIGIN RESULTS
SENNACHIE (VIC) 29.21 defeated CRASH BANDICOOT (SA) 29.75
STEINBRENNER (VIC) 29.42 defeated ALPHA AION (SA) 29.86
HOOKED ON SCOTCH (VIC) 29.19 defeated FLY FOR FUN (SA) 29.57
SPRING BRIDGE (VIC) 29.57 defeated CANYA CHASE (SA) 29.91
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