Worm Burner upstages favourite to win 2016 National Sprint

WORM Burner has upstaged one of the hottest fields assembled at in recent memory to claim Championship final (515m).

Punters rallied around Victorian superstar Zambora Brockie from the ideal rails draw, sending the dual group 1 winner to the traps as the $1.45 top elect. However, when the lids flew open local hope was able to outpace the black speed machine in the run to the line on the first occasion, rolling to the front of the pack and kicking clear.

Once on the bunny it was a case of times and margins, with the son of Oaks Road and Little Looper sprinting to the line to score by five and three quarter lengths over Zambora Brockie in an airborne 29.17.

Western Australian chaser Times Square (box seven) filled the trifecta back in third position, eight and one quarter lengths off the winner.

Worm Burner has now won 28 of his 43 starts including his last 11 in succession, with Saturday’s triumph taking his career earnings over $164,000.

Trained by , the brindle dog is the first South Australian chaser to claim the , made up from greyhounds representing all states around the country, since Tom won the 1993 edition of the feature.

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Todman
Todman
4 years ago

Great win, great time, remember Brett Lee went 4 lengths faster, Brett Lee was a superstar, Wormburner was special too.

another growler
another growler
4 years ago

Do you think it wise to use the term “bunny” you brainless idiot. Are you aware the industry has been banned and one of the reasons is the use of live baiting. God help us!

Todman
Todman
4 years ago

Bunny, you are the bunny, it’s only a metaphor you dill, could have said Rag but bunny states the case perfectly, go away.

another growler
another growler
4 years ago

Todman Its public perception dick head. When they see that term “bunny” and it is still being used by stupid race callers, what are they going to think. There is no hope for us if clowns like you and Ernst keep promoting the sport like this.

Todman
Todman
4 years ago

Growl away you retard, bet you used bet 2/6 each way, wanker.

Gomazz
Gomazz
4 years ago

When I read the term “bunny”, my chest tightened and I became short of breath. Had to take a valium and go and have a lie down.