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Betting wide open in ‘Shima Shine Out’ market

TAB has come up with two tempting ‘Greyhound Racing Offers’ linked to Wednesday night’s $67,000 Group 2 Macey’s Bistro Warrnambool Cup final (450m).

The betting giant is up and running now on ‘Shima Shine OUT’, as well as ‘Warrnambool Cup x Match Race’ (Shima Shine/Ferdinand Boy) – and both propositions represent great value.

Punters can get more than $3 the field with superstar and dual G1 winner Shima Shine (Box 5) – prepared by Victoria’s leading trainer, Andrea Dailly – out of the Cup final betting equation.

SHIMA SHINE OUT MARKET

Heading that market is ‘country cups king’ Yozo Bale (Box 8) at $3.20, followed by Do It (Box 1) and Qwara Bale (Box 3) – both at $3.50.

Trained by Correy Grenfell – who also has ‘ultimate professional’ Tiggerlong Tonk in the Cup Night Match Race on the program – Yozo Bale won last year’s G2 Bendigo Cup and G2 Ballarat Cup. He was also runner-up in the G1 Temlee and G2 Geelong Gold Cup.

Do It, who defeated Ferdinand Boy in a Cup heat, is one of two finalists for Jeffrey Britton, while the Dailly-trained Qwara Bale has won five of her past eight starts and is the only female in the $47,000 to-the-winner final.

Odds for the remaining finalists are: $7 Dream Wizard (Box 2); $11 Mepunga Warrior (Box 6) & Jax Bale (Box 7); $51 Denzell Bale (Box 4).

TAB is also tempting bettors with a $3.50 offer on Shima Shine winning Warrnambool Cup (Race 8, 8.38pm) and ‘next big thing’ Ferdinand Boy claiming the two-dog, $10,000 winner-takes-all Cup Night Match Race (Race 9, 9.00pm).

Arguably Australia’s No. 1 sprinter and a triple track record holder, Shima Shine blitzed in a Cup heat. He clocked a scintillating 24.76sec – just over half-a-length outside the track record, which has stood for five years.

Ferdinand Boy, trained by David Geall, has won six of his past seven starts – including the G2 Shepparton Cup, setting a new track record, and the G2 Ballarat Cup. 

SHIMA SHINE / FERDINAND BOY MARKET

RELATED

2021 G2 MACEY’S BISTRO WARRNAMBOOL CUP
Wednesday 5 May (Night) – 450m
$67,000 – $47,000 (1st); $13,335 (2nd); $6,665 (3rd)

  1. DO IT (Jeffrey Britton, Anakie)
  2. DREAM WIZARD (Sean Lithgow, Devon Meadows)
  3. QWARA BALE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
  4. DENZELL BALE (Samantha Grenfell, Anakie)
  5. SHIMA SHINE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
  6. MEPUNGA WARRIOR (Jeffrey Britton, Anakie)
  7. JAX BALE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
  8. YOZO BALE (Correy Grenfell, Anakie)

Reserves

  1. GOT THE TORQUE (Brooke Ennis, Lara)
  2. GYPSY YANKEE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)

HEAT WINNERS
(fastest to slowest):

  • 24.76sec Shima Shine
  • 24.93sec Qwara Bale
  • 25.03sec Mepunga Warrior
  • 25.07sec Yozo Bale
  • 25.09sec Jax Bale
  • 25.10sec Dream Wizard
  • 25.16sec Do It
  • 25.17sec Denzell Bale

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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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