• Thursday, 25 May, 2023,
  • by Trent Langskaill

The Stir Up | Sandown Cup Edition

GRV’s Peter Quilty, Gerard Guthrie and Trent Langskaill provide their thoughts on some of the star greyhounds racing in Victoria.


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Quilts  Fellas, the Sandown Cup Carnival concludes tomorrow night and it is highlighted by the final of the world’s premier distance race, the Group 1 Sportsbet Sandown Cup.

Gerard  Quilts, Dustin Drew admitted this week that Untapped (Box 1) could be racing for the last time tomorrow night. Can she become the sixth greyhound to win successive Sandown Cups?

Trent  Cawbourne Magic (Box 2) will be a tough rival, Gerard. The Andy Lord-trained star will be hoping to break through at the top level after placings in two Group 1 events here in Victoria.

Quilts  Moraine Suzie (Box 3) was runner-up to Cawbourne Magic in their heat. The Brendan Pursell-prepared stayer is eyeing a second Group 1 after her triumph in the Topgun Stayers.

Gerard  Is this the Group race where Korda (Box 4) prevails? The Jeff Britton-trained Group 1 Bold Trease placegetter has contested three other Group 1 events and is also a Group 3 runner-up.

Quilts  First Picked (Box 5) is another finalist looking to win a second Group 1. Dual Sandown Cup-winning trainer Rob Britton advised me that “the box draw has made it difficult”.

Trent  Osprey Athena (Box 6) is building a strong profile with eight wins and 12 minor placings from 27 starts. Could she upset her more fancied rivals for trainer Angela Langton?

Gerard  Tim Britton could follow in the footsteps of his father, Rob, and train a Sandown Cup winner. Dirt Farmer (Box 7) is in form with four victories in his last seven starts.

Quilts  Will Zipping Orlando (Box 8) cement his status as Australia’s best stayer? The John Finn-trained stayer has won finals of the Group 1 Association Cup and The 715 in the last two months.

Trent  If that’s not enough, the country cups queen Kelsey Bale and last Thursday night’s Group 1 Harrison-Dawson winner Amron Boy clash in the Group 3 Bill Collins Showdown. Bring it on!

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Trent Langskaill

Trent Langskaill is an experienced media personality and market mover in greyhounds. You can hear him regularly on RSN, SEN Track and you’ll find him at a track near the winners.

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