Superstar 2019 Group 1 TAB Australian Cup runner-up Black Opium couldn’t break Jason Thompson’s Cup hoodoo, but the champion Pearcedale trainer is optimistic her half-sister Immunity can go one-better on Saturday night.
Thompson boasts multiple victories in greyhound racing’s other three ‘majors’ – the Melbourne Cup, Golden Easter Egg and Topgun – however Australian Cup glory has proven strangely elusive.
“Some races you have plenty of luck in, but it just hasn’t worked out in the Australian Cup,” Thompson said.
“It’s one of those races every trainer wants to compete in and to be lucky enough to win it one day would be great. Hopefully it’s Saturday!”