The son of Collision and Double Guess strode into one of Australia’s greatest races after a Best of Night 29.83 heat win on Saturday, and will start as favourite from box seven in the $150,000-to-the-winner final. If victorious, the Christine Robartson-owned star will push his career winnings to $713,795 – a whopping $182,800 clear of Rapid Journey’s decade long prizemoney benchmark.
After a stint at stud between April and September last year, High Earner returned to racing, joining the successful kennels of Kel Greenough with amazing results. The black chaser has won two Group 1 races this year, taking out his second Perth Cup in January and the Temlee at The Meadows two starts back.
Connections will be hoping for a change of luck in this year’s event, with High Earner falling on the first corner in last year’s Group 1 MTD Australian Cup final. High Earner is a $1.75 pre-post favourite to win the Australian Cup at Sportsbet
High Earner’s main danger appears to be Darren McDonald’s star chaser Perfect Fancy, who will start from box six in the final after a super 29.91 heat win (second fastest of the night). From four previous Group 1 finals, the son of Black Enforcer and Flash Fancy has run second on three occasions, and looks ready to claim a major prize.
The MTD Australian Cup is one of two Group 1 finals at The Meadows on Saturday night, with the best stayers in the land clashing in the Macro Meats Superstayers final on what promises to be a huge night of racing.
Patrons on the night will enjoy free entry, loads of kids entertainment – including the chance to win children’s bikes – a live band, free TAB Big 6 Vouchers and some of the best racing on the calendar at Australia’s premier greyhound racing venue.