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:
TIGGERLONG TONK (Box 3)
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
CHRISTO BALE (Box 7)
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
BLACK OPIUM (Box 8)
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