High Earner Looks For Fourth Group Win In Gold Coast Cup

Written By Monday 6th July 2009  

Queensland and Western Australian Derby winner High Earner will go into next week’s $38,000 ImagetecGold Coast Cupas favourite after blitzing his field in the Heats last Thursday night.

TheChristine Robartsontrained dog is leading the market for the Group Two race at 3-1 after the box draw put him out wide in box eight.

Last Thursday night’s heats saw a barrage of top talent hit the track along with High Earner, including former Victorian performer, Velocette.

Drawing a favourable box two in the final, Velocette was the third fastest heat of the night in the windy conditions, running in 30.18 with onlookers giving it the title of the run of the night.

Fastest qualifier of the night was emerging greyhoundDashing Corsairwho was a finalist in theQueensland Derbyand WA Derby and has consistently improved with each start, last night’s blistering time of 30.07. Dashing Corsair drew box five in the final.

Another who is becoming accustomed to winning at Albion Park isSteve Kavanagh’s Cosmic Rumble, winning his heat in a quick 30.16.

The win takes his record to four wins and four placings from eight starts at the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club, beating race favourite Turanza Bale.

Cosmic Rumble beat High Earner in similar fashion at Brisbane in theFlying Amy Classiclast May, and with his first sectional last night of 5.72, drawing box five should not be a problem for the start.

Each second place of the four heats also qualified, withTrew Millionswho ran behind High Earner drawing box four, Paddy Bell who finished second to Dashing Corsair in box three, Turanza Bale in box seven, and Ryan’s A Rocket in box six.

Ryan’s A Rocket was impressive in his performance behind Velocette recording the fastest second place of the night.

The Ron Ball trained performer has been a consistent winner at Albion Park sitting second behind Dashing Corsair in theBrisbane Greyhound of the Yearleaderboard.

The Final next Thursday night is sure to draw a crowd of punters to the track with the quality field.

Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club general managerLuke Gatehousesaid the Club was very fortunate to have the quality dogs making the finals.

“During the entire Winter Carnival we have had some of the best fields I have ever seen, and this means that we are getting quality finals,” said Mr Gatehouse.

“It goes without saying in any sport, the big names pull the big crowds, and that is what has been happening.

“The punters are out in force too, which is one of the best indicators of how good the racing is.”

The GarrardsWinter Carnival Cupis the closing night of the Sky Channel Winter Carnival, and will be celebrated with trackside party including live music, kids entertainment and competitions on Thursday night, July 23.

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