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Superstars Black Opium, Christo Bale and Tiggerlong Tonk square off in a dream clash at The Meadows this afternoon.

And the ‘showdown’ is sure to pique punters’ interest!

At the time of writing, Tiggerlong Tonk headed TAB’s fixed odds market at $2.70, followed by Christo Bale and Black Opium at $2.90 each of two. The Free For All (525m) is Race 8 at 5.24pm.

Australia’s sprint queen, Black Opium has won two Group 1s, while ultimate professional Tiggerlong Tonk and powerhouse Christo Bale are both Group 2 winners.

Here’s the ‘tale of the tape’ on this terrific trio:

T: Correy Grenfell (Mount Wallace)
51 starts: 26 wins
1st – G2 Horsham Cup (485m); G3 Easter Gift (515m)
2nd – G2 Bendigo Cup (425m)
3rd – G1 Harrison-Dawson (515m); G1 Maturity Classic (525m)
The Meadows 525m: 12 starts – 5 wins (30.05sec PB)
Box 3 – 5 starts: 3 wins


T: Mark Delbridge
32 starts: 15 wins
1st – G2 McKenna Memorial (595m)
Finalist: G1 Silver Chief (525m); G1 Maturity Classic (525m)

The Meadows 525m: 14 starts – 6 wins (29.72sec PB)
Box 7 – 2 starts: 0 wins


T: Jason Thompson
60 starts: 29 wins
1st – G1 Sapphire Crown (515m); 2020 G1 Brisbane Cup (520m)
2nd – 2018 G1 Melbourne Cup (515m); 2019 G1 Brisbane Cup (520m)
Finalist: G1 National Sprint Championship (520m)
The Meadows 525m: 14 starts – 6 wins (29.64sec PB)
Box 8 – 8 starts: 4 wins

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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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