Holy Moley Upsets The Healesville Cup

South greyhound trainer was in a state of shock when winning Saturday’s Cup with her young sprinter Holy Moley.

At just 25 months of age and in just his ninth career start, Holy Moley came from midfield to storm past champion provincial sprinter to claim the $12,000 first prize.

“My heart was racing and my legs were shaking after the race because he was so far back and I didn’t give him any chance”, Elizabeth said of the son of and Lady Sinade.

Vee Man Vane, the 2007 Cup winner, looked to have the race won when he speared to the lead from box 8, but he was beaten by a head in a photo finish in a spectacular finish.

Third in the line of betting at $5.00 behind Vee Man Vane ($2.70 Fav) and 2007 winner ($3.50), Holy Moley made it five wins and three placings from nine starts to date.

“We bred Holy Moley and his brother (trained by Russell McRae), who is also a very good greyhound as he won the Breeders Maiden series in November”, Elizabeth explained.

Holy Moley is owned by the Smooth Ruskie Syndicate, made up of Russian pair Alex Ivachoff and Michael Propopiev, who are plasterers by trade.

* Photo’s courtesy Clint Anderson Photography

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