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‘Tears’ of joy

Victoria’s ‘special staying squadron’ made a clean sweep of the G3 Sydney Cup heats (720m) at Wentworth Park last night.

The Rob Britton-trained Here’s Tear’s ($3.70) clocked the fastest heat time defeating Vic counterpart Sunset Bourbski ($1.70F) by three and a half lengths in 42.16sec.

Here’s Tears has returned to the form which landed him the G1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers (725m) at The Meadows. He was also runner-up in the G1 Zoom Top and holds Sandown’s 715-metre track record (41.16sec).

And just over 20 minute later, Britton saluted again with Here’s Tears’ ageless older brother – five-time G1 winner – Tornado Tears ($1.50F) in 42.18sec.

Rockstar Beav ($5.20), trained by Andrea Dailly, also won a heat in 42.49sec. (She also prepares Sunset Bourbski.)

The dominance of the Vics is reflected in TAB’s fixed odds market for the G3 Sydney Cup final.

Sunset Bourbski is $3.00F, followed by Here’s Tears and Tornado Tears both at $3.50, and Rockstar Beav at $14.00.

Pawnote: Dailly took out last year’s Sydney Cup with Boom Down, who came from a near-impossible position to win.

G3 Sydney Cup
Friday 16 October, Wentworth Park (720m)
1. Here’s Tears (Vic)
2. Tornado Tears (Vic)
3. Tap Out Sniper (NSW)
4. Rockstar Beav (Vic)
5. Big Skinny (NSW)
6. Show Me Confetti (NSW)
7. Sunset Bourbski (Vic)
8. In Your Time (NSW)
9. El Rapido (NSW)
10. Really Unreal (NSW)

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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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