Palawa King and Valpolicella set for Association Cup showdown

Valpolicella Association Cup Heat 3

In an awaited , and Valpolicella will face off once again in the prestigious Association Cup Final Saturday at on April 20, 2024.

These two talented competitors displayed their skills in the heats, setting the stage for an exhilarating $75,000 race.

Trained by , Palawa King delivered an incredible performance with a 14 ¼ length victory in 42.19 seconds, leaving his competitors far behind.

Association Cup Heat 2 Race Replay – Palawa King (42.19)

On the other hand, Valpolicella, guided by Tony Zammit, overcame a slow start to finish strong and secure a seven-length win in 42.29 seconds as a heavy $1.24 betting site favourite.

Association Cup Heat 3 Race Replay – Valpolicella (42.29)

Known as some of the best stayers in the sport of greyhound racing, Palawa King and Valpolicella have previously competed three times in group 1 races.

Palawa King triumphed in the , while Valpolicella emerged victorious in the Zoom event.

Their upcoming race will be their first encounter on the prestigious Wentworth Park track.

Valpolicella will open as the leading bookmaker favourite from box 8 at $2.40.

Palaw King, with four group 1 wins under his belt, has unfortunately drawn box 5 and will open up as the second favourite at $2.90.

During Heat 1 of the Association Cup, Al's Entity, a greyhound from Victoria trained by Darryl Thomas, clinched a win over Canya Amy, finishing the race in 42.26 seconds.

Association Cup Heat 1 Race Replay – Al' Entity (42.26)

After the championship decision, the finalists will soon turn their attention to for the heats of , known as the world's long distance race, with a grand prize of $500,000.

Palawa King impressed last year by reaching the final and showcasing his talent in this competition.

With anticipation mounting, fans of greyhound racing are eagerly looking forward to witnessing a showdown between Palawa King and Valpolicella two long distance runners set to provide an enthralling spectacle, in the prestigious Group 1 Association Cup Final.

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John Budwee
John Budwee
3 months ago

Two of The Finalists are By That Great Sire of Stayers Feral Franky What a Great Achievement