2009 Sky Racing Topgun First Round Invitations Announced

Twenty four first round invitations to nominate for the 2009 $100,000 to the winner Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun were released by the Topgun selection panel last night following nearly 4 hours of intense discussion.

The expert 9 person panel consists of a number of industry media, race callers, graders and managers; all of which have an extensive history and knowledge of greyhound racing.

The panel has a mandate to select the best field taking into account both group race results and current form when sitting down to discuss possible candidates.

The panel also have a policy whereby exceptional performances by a greyhound between the first and second Topgun panel meetings may justify the extension of a late invitation. The panel have their eye on a number of chasers, and will keep a close watch on some notable races in this period including the Group 1 Paws of Thunder, Group 2 South Australian Oaks & Derby and the Group 2 Geelong Cup series.

The second Topgun selection meeting will be held on Friday 9th October where the panel will put forward a case for the 24 aspirants and will ultimately decide on the final field which is to be announced at the Meadows on Saturday 10th October.

2009 Topgun First round invitees are:

    VICTORIA (11)

  • Birthday Boy
  • Cindeen Shelby
  • Cosmic Rumble
  • Dentax Bale
  • Dyna Forte
  • Dyna Lachlan
  • Mantra Lad
  • Remo Rubik
  • Trew Millions
  • Turanza Bale
  • Velocette
    NEW SOUTH WALES (7)

  • Bananarama
  • Dana Beatrice
  • Excel Like Time
  • Goodsey
  • Magnifique
  • Take the Kitty
  • True Kihael
    QUEENSLAND (3)

  • Dashing Corsair
  • High Earner
  • Queen Lauryn
    TASMANIA (2)

  • Big Moose
  • Topline Doovee
    WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1)

  • Miss Slick