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Shepparton Cup AFL special

If you reckon Hawthorn will beat Essendon on Saturday night then you may want to consider this intriguing offer from TAB.

The betting giant has put up $7.50 for the Hawks to win their Round 1 clash against the Bombers into champion greyhound Catch The Thief taking out Saturday night’s Group 2 Shepparton Cup (450m).

Catch The Thief is currently the favourite at $3.30, and trainer Jason Thompson is going into the race with plenty of confidence.

“I think he’s got a great chance. He’s a great race dog, he always gives his all and he’s been in races like this his whole life,” said the Pearcedale trainer, who is eyeing a fifth Shepparton Cup.

Bounce down for the Hawks v Bombers Round 1 clash at Marvel Stadium is 7.25pm, while the Shepparton Cup is Race 8, to run at 8.59pm.

You can all watch the Shepparton Cup night action LIVE and FREE from 8.05pm via GRV’s Facebook Page or through The Watchdog app.

$67,000 SHEPPARTON CUP (450m)
Saturday, 8,59pm

1 MUSIC EVENT (Michael Carter)
Looking to become the first local greyhound in 27 years to win this race.

2 CATCH THE THIEF (Jason Thompson, Pearcedale)
Super-impressive when winning first up for new trainer Jason Thompson in his heat.

3 PAPI GO FAST (Robert Camilleri, Lara)
Named after Melbourne Storm superstar Ryan Papenhuyzen. Hasn’t missed a place in his 28-start career.

4 BENCHESTER (Mark Morrissey, Junortoun)
Holds the track record over Shepparton’s 385m distance and ran 4th in this race last year.

5 BAROOGA SMOKE (Brett Nye, Little River)
The fastest heat winner and ran 2nd to Shima Shine in the Horsham Cup two weeks ago.

6 ASTON GWEN (Benjamin Magri, Avalon)
Group 2 Laurels winner. Trainer Ben Magri’s mum Michelle trained the winner of this race in 2012.

7 TIGGERLONG TONK (Correy Grenfell, Anakie)
Multiple group race winner and is undoubtedly one of Australia’s premier sprinters.

8 FERDINAND BOY (David Geall, Lara)
Boasts unrivalled mid-race speed and has won 5 from 6 out of Box 8.

9 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE (Jessica Sharp, Avalon)
10 SONNY DAZE (Rodney Clark, Toolleen)

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Peter Quilty
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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