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Can Tiges’ do it ‘on the bit’

Tiges’ fans won’t be ‘horsing around’ with TAB’s AFL/Greys offer tonight.

They’ll be ‘riding home’ the betting giant’s $3.30 proposition on Richmond to lose by 15pts or less, or even win, against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba and rising star On The Bit winning at his Geelong debut.

Injury depleted Richmond is eighth on the AFL ladder with five wins from nine matches, while the Brisbane Lions are fourth with six wins.

Meanwhile, the Matt Lanigan-trained On The Bit – a winner of four races from only six starts – is TAB’s $1.60 favourite in a Grade 5 heat (460m).

He’s owned by the ‘Correct Weight’ syndicate comprising prominent jockeys Jye McNeil (who rode last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment), John Allen and Harry Coffey, along with Warrnambool horse trainer Daniel Bowman and close friend Paul McDowall.

The Lions vs Tigers clash at the Gabba commences at 7.50pm, while On The Bit is in Race 6 Box 2 at 8.27pm.

WATCH: Serious up-and-comer On The Bit (6) does it in a ‘canter’ at Warragul on April 6.

On The Bit with part-owners, well-known jockeys Jye McNeil and Harry Coffey, after a win on Warrnambool Cup night. McNeil rode Twilight Payment to victory in the 2020 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

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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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