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Who wants to be a millionaire?

Five Victorian connected greyhounds are one win away from a $1m windfall after taking out semi-finals of the Million Dollar Chase at Wentworth Park last night.

Victorian-trained trio Black Opium, Curt Lee and Shima Shine are all at single figure odds to win the Friday night’s final at Wentworth Park in what is an even betting market.

Meanwhile, Get It Gizmo and Flying Bazza, both trained in NSW by Jason Mackay, were both bred, and are owned, in Victoria.

The Jason Thompson-trained Black Opium set the time standard early in the night, clocking 29.46sec, however her time was narrowly bettered by Get It Gizmo, who ran 29.45sec. Get It Gizmo has Box 1 in the final and is the second favourite at $3.80 behind local star Good Odds Harada ($3.60).

TAB ODDS

Here’s a snapshot of Victoria’s Million Dollar Chase hopefuls…

GET IT GIZMO
Semi time: 29.45sec (Best)
Box in Final: 1
Trainer: Jason Mackay (NSW)
Breeder: Harry Manolitsis (VIC)
Owner: Gizzy’s Gang Syndicate, Arnie Manolitsis (Manager) (VIC)
Starts: 17; 8-3-4
Prize money: $45,480

FLYING BAZZA
Semi time: 29.78sec
Box in Final: 3
Trainer: Jason Mackay (NSW)
Breeder: Barry Smith (VIC)
Owner: Gary Webb (VIC)
Starts: 14; 7-4-1
Prize money: $27,745

BLACK OPIUM
Semi time: 29.46sec
Box in Final: 5

Trainer: Jason Thompson (VIC)
Breeder/owner: See The Dream Syndicate, Serg Buccilli (Manager) (VIC)
Starts: 36; 19-7-0
Prize money: $413,353

SHIMA SHINE
Semi time: 29.60sec
Box in Final: 6

Trainer: Andrea Dailly (VIC)
Breeder/owner: Davrob Syndicate, Robert Cummings (Manager) (VIC)
Starts: 11; 9-0-1
Prize money: $38,185

CURT LEE
Semi time: 30.14sec
Box in Final: 8

Trainer: Glenn Rounds (VIC)
Breeder: Vincent Borg (VIC)
Owner: David Carroll (VIC)
Starts: 26; 17-3-1
Prize money: $89,580

Get It Gizmo with Harry Manolitsis.

WATCH: Get It Gizmo (8) shows tremendous mid-race power on his way to clocking a Best of Night 29.45sec.

WATCH: Black Opium (3) explodes into this Friday’s Million Dollar Chase final at Wentworth Park with an all-the-way semi-final win last night in 29.46sec.

WATCH: Shima Shine (8) overcomes early interference to blow her rivals away in a Million Dollar Chase semi at Wentworth Park last night.

WATCH: Flying Bazza (1) shows plenty if determination to win his semi-final in 29.78sec.

Andrew Copley
About Andrew Copley - Racing Communication Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 20 years of experience working as a greyhound racing reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset.
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