With only a week until the Group Two Multicam Black Top kicks off with heats for the $50,000 feature next Saturday and a number of runners will be having their final hit-outs at The Gardens today in race six, the Black Top Heats Next Week 28/8.
The favourite will be Torrington Miss. Prepared by Group One winning trainer Eric Castle who now based at Sawyers Gully in the Hunter Valley, Torrington Miss has built an imposing record so far with in her short career with 10 wins from 22 starts and 4 minor placings.
The daughter of underrated sire, Super Burst, which Castle stands at stud, and Curi Lee is unbeaten in two starts at The Gardens and possess blistering early pace which is so important around the ‘speed circuit’ of The Gardens.
The form analyst for Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has labelled Torrington Miss as one of the best bet of the meeting, saying;
“TORRINGTON MISS (2), excellent beginner with blistering zip ideally drawn between slow beginners, unbeaten this track, the one to beat”
Last Friday, local star New Divide for veteran trainer Ken Cheetham made a bold statement to his prospective Multicam Black Top competitors, by running a sensational 29.49 for the 515 metres and will be rounding off his Multicam Black Top preparation at Wentworth Park on Saturday night against star chasers Did I Entertain, Snozz and TAB No1 Club greyhound, Numero Uno Bale.
Last year, Cheetham was honoured to win the inaugural ‘Macca’, the consolation of the Multicam Black Top, named in honour of popular race caller John McDermott, with Take The Kitty, but would love nothing more than to take home the big one this year.
The Nation’s best chasers from all over NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia will converge on The Gardens next Saturday for the heats of the Group Two Multicam Black Top, with the $35,000 to the winner Final, the following Saturday.
Nominations close this Tuesday with GRNSW at 9am AEST
You can bet live on tonight’s bumper meeting at The Gardens at Sportsbet or Iasbet, with the first race of the early evening program scheduled to kick off at 4.02pm AEST