Leading greyhound trainer Steve White admits to jumping up and down in his loungeroom after Sennachie drew Box 3 in Saturday night’s Group 1 TAB Topgun (525m).
White said that while his dual Group 1 winning superstar is perhaps one 500-metre run short of being at his absolute best, he’ll head to The Meadows with no excuses having overcome a virus that hampered him during his recent Adelaide Cup campaign, when he ran 3rd to Hooked On Scotch in the final.
“I was hoping for either Box 1 or 3 so I’m rapt. He’s generally a reliable beginner and he’ll need to start well on Saturday,” White told RSN’s Simone Fisher.
“He is back to his normal, loveable self (after Adelaide). He’s bouncing around and feeling really good. I trialled him at The Meadows the other day and he ran 29.70-odd which I was happy with.”
Giving White further confidence is the fact that Monday night’s RSN Silver Bullet winner Barooga Brett is drawn in Box 4.
“I’m glad Barooga Brett is drawn on the outside of Sennachie because he does like to drift a little wide on the first corner,” White said.
Bred in South Australia, Sennachie has won 15 of his 27 starts and earned $520,500 in prize money.
He has had Box 3 five times in his career for three wins and two minor placings and is the $3.50 favourite to claim the $150,000 first prize on Saturday night.
WATCH: Sennachie (8) takes out the Group 1 Maturity Classic in July.