2023 Group 1 Brisbane Cup betting upended after final Brisbane Cup preludes

Albion Park greyhounds

Greyhound racing action is hotting up in Queensland ahead of next week's running of the 2023 Group 1 Brisbane Cup heats on Thursday June 29 at Albion Park.

Australian greyhound bookmakers were forced to completely reshuffle the Brisbane Cup ‘all-in' greyhound odds betting markets after the last of the preludes were run on Thursday night.

Postman Pat established himself as the 2023 Brisbane Cup favourite with a near track record 29.39 cup prelude win.

The former New Zealand (NZ) greyhound remains undefeated in Australia in six race starts, and is now the +250 favourite to win the rich $650,000 to-the-winner final.

Greyhound punters could have got as much as +700 about Postman Pat to win the Brisbane Cup early, but following his dominant win on Thursday night; the price has been crunched on all greyhound betting apps.

(+600) is the second favourite for the $1 million feature and he put his ability on show with a victory in a prelude contest at Albion Park on Thursday night.

The -trained dog was the top greyhound betting hope in the second of three cup preludes at betting odds of +150 with greyhound bookies.

From the yellow box, Amron Boy sat third in the run early, before forcing his way toward the lead, while Crackerjack Aret from box eight was brought down.

Sitting outside Big Town Hero heading down the back straight, Amron Boy was always going to win, and ran away with the race to win by 6.25 lengths in 29.73.

2023 Brisbane Cup Prelude (Albion Park, 520m) – Amron Boy (29.73) T: Brooke Ennis

It was his fourth start at the track and distance, having placed at Group 2 level at Albion Creek last year, finishing second behind Photo Man in the 2022 Classic.

The x Miami Fernando chaser recently won the 2023 Group 1 Harrison Dawson, before winning a thrilling version of the 2023 Group 3 Bill Collins Showdown match-race downing Kelsey Bale in head-to-head competition.

In the first of three Brisbane Cup preludes at Albion Park on Thursday night, the Brooke Ennis-trained Rejuvenate began as a +180 favourite with greyhound betting sites, at his first look at the track.

In the race though, Rejuvenate was given no opportunities to get to the lead with the classy West Australian (WA) chaser, Elite Machine, able to lead from box one on debut at the track.

The 2023 Group 1 winner was looking to bounce back after falling in the 2023 Listed Winter Cup at Cannington won by Electrified.

Elite Machine was sent out a +300 hope in the race, on the third line of betting, but after finding the lead the -trained greyhound was far too strong, winning on debut in 29.78.

2023 Brisbane Cup Prelude (Albion Park, 520m) – Elite Machine (29.78) T: Jamie Marsh

Elite Machine, who is by out of Pat's Lass, has 20 wins from 37 starts and over $370,000 in prize money.

Remarkably Elite Machine has not yet been added in to the 2023 Brisbane Cup ‘all-in' betting markets, but will no doubt be one of just five greyhounds quoted at single figures to win the 2023 Group 1 Brisbane Cup race.

Rejuvenate is currently paying +1100 to win the Cup.

The eye catching run from local greyhound Bat Sign was impressive, finishing second in the prelude behind Elite Machine.

Bat Sign is currently +5000 to win the Group 1 race.

Queensland trainer Tony Brett will be focus of everyone's attention next week with many of the favourites for the cup, being under his care for their campaigns.

Race favourite Postman Pat, Elite Machine, Alpha Zulu, Stealth, and Umberto are all on working holidays at Brett's kennels.

Jason Thompson's is on the third line of the cup ‘all-in' betting at +700, while reigning Albion Park track record holder Jay Is Jay is currently +800.

Nominations for the 2023 Group 1 Brisbane Cup heats close next week, with the heats to be run on June 29, and the $1 million final to be run on July 7 2023.

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