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Dapiran Fears Underdogs

Peter Dapiran fears a couple of lesser-lights ahead on Saturday night’s Group 3 Topcat Video Cup (725m) at The Meadows at 9:45pm.

The Northwood trainer has up-and-coming star Zipping Maggie in the race, and while she along with big guns Sweet It Is and Xylia Allen are sure to feature heavily in betting, Dapiran insists there is more than three genuine chances chasing the $25,000 first prize.

“If Dyna Willow repeats her heat run from the red box we’re not going to beat her. It just depends on the (sort of) run she gets (in the final).”

“There’s another young dog in the race too drawn on the outside called Shot To Bits who has got high potential, and it will be interesting to see how he comes up over the next couple of distance races,” Dapiran told RSN radio.

Incidentally, tonight’s meeting includes a $10,000 minimum pool in the First 4 for Race 1 on the card at 7:15pm.

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