The Great Chase has been a ‘great’ concept – supporting the disability sector – since its inception in 2003. And it continues to get even greater!
And today, the 18th staging of the Group 3 TAB Great Chase Grand Final (525m) – conducted at The Meadows – was won by a Gippsland-based speedster headed for greatness.
The William McMahon-trained Dr. Tucker (Bernardo x Dr. Dawn) collected a $47,000 first prize for connections with a dashing frontrunning display.
Bouncing out of Box 5, Dr. Tucker ($5.10) defeated Earn The Answers ($6.50) by 1.6L, with Sovereign Wind ($7.30) a further 4.6L away third in 30.05sec.
He only turned two years old on October 13, but already this rising star has won eight races from 11 starts – including the past five in a row. And he’s registered six wins from seven starts at The Meadows.
Ironically, one form expert has rated him a “carbon copy of Simon Told Helen” who won last year’s final.
And, as we know, Simon Told Helen has gone on to win four Group 1 races and the Australian Greyhound of the Year title. So, the ‘Great Expectations’ continue.
Meanwhile, eight groups that attended the TAB Great Chase Grand Final at The Meadows last year were drawn a dog in today’s final, with the group matched to Dr. Tucker, Wood ‘N Crete in Ararat taking home a top prize of $10,000.
The other seven groups all collected $2,000 each, equating to $24,000 being given away to Victoria’s disability sector.