Victorian sprinter Emerald Rainbow has upset hot favourite Good Odds Harada to take out the 2019 Goulburn Cup.
A $17 chance, the David Geall-trained Emerald Rainbow (Fernando Bale – Where’s Demonica) gave away a start to the recent Million Dollar Chase winner Good Odds Harada ($1.30) before hunting up on the rail to snare the $25,000 first prize.
According to a report in the Greyhound Recorder, Lara trainer David Geall made a starting admission heading into Sunday’s final.
“To be truthful I didn’t know he (Good Odds Harada) was going there … if I had I would have stayed at home,” Geall confessed.
Renowned for his lightning early speed, this was Emerald Rainbow’s first group win, having been unplaced in the Warragul Cup, Geelong Cup and Healesville Cup.
A litter brother to 2018 TAB Melbourne Cup winner My Redeemer, he has now won 26 races from 77 starts while his career earnings have risen to $104,525.
He was the only Victorian greyhound to contest the Goulburn Cup after his litter brother, Fernando Drums, also trained by Geall, was scratched from the final.
2019 GOULBURN CUP PLACEGETTERS
1st – Emerald Rainbow (Vic)
2nd – Corleone King (NSW)
3rd – Good Odds Hararda (NSW)
Victorian sprinter Emerald Rainbow (2) found a pot of gold in yesterday’s Goulburn Cup, upstaging hot favourite and Million Dollar Chase winner Good Odds Harada (3).