Granduer upstaged his litter-mate Echelon to claim the fastest win in the heats of the Group 1 Bold Trease Carnival Cup at Sandown Park tonight.
Trained by Len Ketelaar for fellow Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association director Charlie Bates, Granduer broke through for his first win in seven starts at the Lightwood Road venue, defeating recent Group 3 Sir John Dillon Memorial winner Bling It On by 2¾ lengths in 41.84 seconds.
In the earlier heat, Echelon claimed his third win in as many starts, finishing over top of Zipping Lad to win by 1¾ lengths in 42.03.
Slick Lee finished third, and will line up in his 14th Group final at start number 100 in Thursday night’s $75,000 Group 1 final.
2011 Bold Trease Carnival Cup Final
- Box 1 – Bling It On John Westerlo $3
- Box 2 – Ebby Miss Michael Eberand $21
- Box 3 – Echelon Craig Treherne $3
- Box 4 – Zipping Malfoy Anthony Azzopardi $21
- Box 5 – Granduer Len Ketelaar $3.40
- Box 6 – Slick Lee Keith Pedrana $10
- Box 7 – Zipping Lad Jason Mackay $6.50
- Box 8 – Robert Andrew Robert Britton $21
- 1st res – Elite Strike Paul Anderton $16
- 2nd res – Miss Vixen Paul Hili $12