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  • Saturday, 06 Jan, 2024,
  • by Andrew Copley

Won by a street

NATURE STRIP charged into his first country cup final with a devastating seven-length heat romp, and he looms as a major player in Friday night’s Group 2 final.

Trained by David Geall, NATURE STRIP was the fastest of the seven heat winners, clocking a time of 25.407 seconds when eclipsing a field that included big guns UNLEASH COLLINDA and HECTOR FAWLEY.

It was a huge night for greyhound racing at Warragul on Friday as superstars turned out in force for a crack at the first Victorian country cup for 2024.

Jason Thompson got four runners through, including Topgun winner TRANSPONDER, dual country cup winner ALPHA ZULU and Melbourne Cup finalist TIM ZOO.

PASS THE BUCK was another greyhound to qualify when turning the tables on Phoenix winner SCHILLACI.

WARRAGUL CUP
HEAT WINNERS

(fastest to slowest):

25.41sec Nature Strip
25.51sec Pass The Buck
25.54sec Alpha Zulu
25.61sec Burn Along
25.67sec Skinny Olive
25.78sec Tim Zoo
25.97sec Got Attitude

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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