Robbie Rotten dominates star-studded Warragul Cup final

Robbie Rotten and Kayla Cottrell after Warragul Cup
Kayla Cottrell and Robbie Rotten after winning the Warragul Cup on Friday night. Picture: Facebook.

Former NSW-based chaser Robbie Rotten is certainly making his presence known down south, after dominating a star-studded line-up in the Group Two Warragul Cup final on Friday night.

Many experts didn’t give the son of Keybow and Ness Quick as greater chance as some of his rivals, however that didn’t stop the blue 33kg chaser stepping beautifully from the middle draw and leading throughout over the 460m journey in 25.55.

Robbie Rotten ($7.20 with Neds) beat home Kinson Bale ($9.60) and Hamillson ($6.60) in what was a blanket finish between several runners, with the winner scoring by 3.5 lengths.

Young gun trainer Kayla Cottrell continued her winning ways in what can only be described as one of the most outstanding starts to a training career you’ll ever see. She added the group two feature to her already-impressive resume of group one titles and at just 18 years of age, is set to be one of our sport’s greatest conditioners.

“He (Robbie Rotten) is an older dog – he’s over three – but as a pup he wouldn’t go at all and his owner Deon (Hanson) got him as a ‘giveaway’,” Cottrell said.

“He’s from a very good litter, which also includes More Sauce (runner-up Group 2 Black Top and G2 Maitland Cup), but he was the problem child. Not anymore!.”

Robbie Rotten’s owner Deon Hansen made the trip to watch his charge and understandably was left speechless by the performance, having lost his voice post-race.

Robbie’s now won 14 of his 29 career starts including his past four outings and has a very exciting future in a state that offers plenty of fantastic opportunities for a greyhound of his racing calibre.

Meanwhile, Gus Selkrig’s Brother Bearing won the $10,00 to-the-winner Match Race Sprint over 460m after starting the race as a $1.35 favourite. Brother Bearing defeated Xavien Bale by just over three lengths in 25.70 to continue Selkrig’s love affair with Warragul Cup day.

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