6:30 PM (AEDST) Saturday, March 3 at The Meadows, Broadmeadows
A huge night at the dogs will take place this Saturday at The Meadows, with the Group 1 Australian Cup Final set to feature.
Race 1 – Sky Racing (525 metres)
Race 2 – The Catching Pen Every Tuesday (525 metres)
Race 3 – GRV VicBred Maiden Series Final (525 metres)
Race 4 – Super VicGreys Series Heat 1 (525 metres)
Race 5 – Meadows Conference & Events Centre (525 metres)
Race 6 – Sky Racing Super Stayers Final (725 metres)
Race 7 – Home Of 9 Group 1’s (600 metres)
Race 8 – Australian Cup Final (525 metres)
Race 9 – Super VicGreys Series Heat 2 (525 metres)
Race 10 – Super VicGreys Series Heat 2 (525 metres)
Race 11 – TAB Multiplier Final (525 metres)
Race 12 – Topcat Video (525 metres)
Race 8 – Australian Cup Final – This Group 1 feature event will be the headlining event of the meet, with a grand total of $357,000 in prize money on the line. Raw Ability will be the favourite here and has firmed slightly in betting after bouncing back with a last start win after a dip in form the race prior which ended his 3 race win streak. Looks to be back on form and is going to be mighty tough to beat here. Chasin’ Crackers is a consistent feature finisher, having featured in 34 of his 41 career starts. Had a big win in his last run, coming home with a margin of 6 lengths. Genuine threat here. Hecton Bale has won 3 of his last 4 starts, including his most recent run. In top form for this race. Slick is also in peak form as is Dyna Chancer and book are capable of taking the race to the favourite.
Betting: Raw Ability $2.70; Chasin’ Crackers $3.60; Hecton Bale $5.00; Slick $5.50; Extreme Magic $8.00; Opal Nera $9.00; Dyna Chancer $9.50; Zipping Inglis $19.00; Hasten Slowly $20.00; Dyna Forrest $21.00.