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‘Tornado’ twist

Robert Britton is brimming with confidence about his ageless staying star Tornado Tears ahead of the Group 1 Bold Trease (715m) at Sandown Park at 9.27pm tomorrow.

“I think he’s going as well as ever,” Britton said. “The only issue is that his racing habits seem to have changed. He’s not driving through on the fence; he’s waiting for an opening.”

But the revered trainer says his four-time Group 1 winner, who has won nine races from 10 starts over 715 metres at Sandown, has lost none of his natural ability.

“If you put him around on his own at Sandown, he’d still run close to his 41.20sec PB,” he said.

Tornado Tears, who has started favourite at his past 39 outings, is in ‘unfamiliar territory’ from a betting market perspective at $6.50 with TAB.

“All being equal, he’s the best dog in the race, so it’s pretty good value,” Britton said.

WATCH: Tornado Tears (8) comes from the clouds to win a heat of the Bold Trease.

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About Peter Quilty - Has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.
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