• Friday, 12 Feb, 2021,
  • by Peter Quilty

Game, set, match for Barty & Shima?

TAB has ‘served’ up a cross-sports proposition which should prove a ‘smash’ hit with sport’s loving punters!

Its ‘Tennis-Temlee’ offer is $4.00 about World No. 1 Ash Barty winning her third-round clash tomorrow against Russian 29th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova and superstar greyhound Shima Shine claiming the Group 1 Temlee (525m) at The Meadows.

It’s an enticing proposal considering head-to-head betting sees Australian tennis queen Barty at $1.28 and Alexandrova at $3.60, while greyhound sprint king Shima Shine is at $2.70.

Barty scored a 6-1, 7-6 second-round victory over fellow Australian Daria Gavrilova on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Shima Shine will be chasing his third G1 win in tomorrow night’s $100,000-to-the-winner Temlee. He’s in Race 8 Box 8 at 8.55pm.

Arguably, Australia’s No. 1 sprinter, Shima Shine recently won the G1 Gold Bullion (520m) at Albion Park in Brisbane.

Prepared by Victoria’s leading trainer Andrea Dailly, Shima Shine is contesting his sixth G1 event and holds track records at Warragul (460m) – 25.19sec and Bendigo (425m) – 23.35sec.

He’s also won 30 races from 48 starts – including 12 of his past 17 – and $564,588 in prizemoney. And he’s won nine times in 11 starts from Box 8, which is an amazing 82% strike rate!

WATCH: Shima Shine (2) defeats Simon Told Helen (8) and clocks a sizzling 29.67sec in last year’s G1 Topgun at The Meadows.

But you’ll need to be as fast as a ‘Kyrgios first serve’ on TAB’s ‘Tennis-Temlee’ offer as betting closes at 11am tomorrow when Barty’s match is due to start.

Peter QuiltyPeter Quilty

Peter Quilty

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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