BURN One Down will head to Albion Park this Thursday night to contest the Listed Super Stayers Invitational over 710m.
The son of Buck Fever and Fancy Jaffa has never seen the track, but is suited by the four-dog field and this looks the ideal assignment for him ahead of the Group 1 National Distance Championship final, which will be held at Albion Park in August.
Burn One Down is currently the $1.50 favourite with Bet365 and will exit box seven in the $25,000 event.
The Super Stayers is a flagship race of the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club and was first run on September 21, 2006, when won by local heroine Miss Brook which downed NSW star Miss Grub by a length.
Since then the event has been won by some high class greyhounds including Gunnadoo Magic (2008), Mantra Lad (2009), Dashing Corsair (2011) and Xylia Allen (2014).
Who will add their name to the honour roll in 2017? Below we have previewed this year’s final.
The Listed Super Stayers is race eight at Albion Park this Thursday night and is set to jump at 9.13pm.
Listed Super Stayers – tips
BURN ONE DOWN (7) is a freak and for a while he was widely regarded as the best stayer in Australia. He has had a few injury problems, but he has won three from four since resuming from a spell in May. He tends to give his rivals a big start, but three of the four greyhounds in this race are ‘drop out’ stayers so I can’t see him getting out of touch. He is the class runner of the race and is capable of running blinding times – the four dog format suits him and I expect him to be winning.
EBBY RIPPER (3) is a talented bitch and she showed her class with a fast 41.81 win at Albion Park last Thursday night. Prior to that she was very unlucky in her heat of the Gold Cup when finishing fourth behind Fanta Bale. She tends to take her time to work into the race, but she should get every chance to put herself in this event with just the four dogs going around.
CYNDIE’S MAGIC (1) has had 21 goes around this track and trip and the red box suits her. She will be last early but will be working home late – question mark over her having the class of a dog like Burn One Down in the run to the line though.
BIG EASY RED (5) looks the certain leader. He has bounced back to form in recent weeks and ran second behind Fanta Bale in the Group 1 Gold Cup here last start. Probably needs to break to 42 second mark on the bunny to be a genuine chance of winning and with some super dogs chasing him it is going to be a tough assignment.