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
2021 G2 MACEY’S BISTRO WARRNAMBOOL CUP
Wednesday 5 May (Night) – 450m
$67,000 – $47,000 (1st); $13,335 (2nd); $6,665 (3rd)
- DO IT (Jeffrey Britton, Anakie)
- DREAM WIZARD (Sean Lithgow, Devon Meadows)
- QWARA BALE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
- DENZELL BALE (Samantha Grenfell, Anakie)
- SHIMA SHINE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
- MEPUNGA WARRIOR (Jeffrey Britton, Anakie)
- JAX BALE (Andrea Dailly, Anakie)
- YOZO BALE (Correy Grenfell, Anakie)
(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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