Thirty-two of the country’s best greyhounds have been handed first round nominations for the Group 1 Sky Racing Topgun, to be run at The Meadows on October 25.
The Topgun panel will then meet on Sunday, October 12, to cut the field down to eight from the list of trainers who accept first round invitations sent out yesterday.
The final field will then be announced on Sky Racing 2’s The Catching Pen on Tuesday, October 14, at 6.30pm. MGRA Manager Marg Long said that this year’s TOPGUN again promises to be one of the most anticipated nights on the racing calendar.
“The 32 first round nominations are of the highest quality and the lead up to this race will be huge. The TOPGUN panel face the unenviable task of selecting eight greyhounds from such a talented group of chasers.”
Anakie trainer Andrea Dailly is best represented with four first round nominations, including Allen Deed, Crackerjak Dak, Hawk Alone and Ollie Bale. They are among 17 nominations from Victoria. New South Wales is represented through seven nominations, including National Sprint Champion Chica Destacada.
Tasmania has a sole representative with the Ted Medhurst-trained Buckle Up Wes hoping to return to the track where he enjoyed Australian Cup glory.
The Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN is worth $150,000 to the winner – the richest invitation-only race in the country.
First round nominations (Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN)
Buckle Up Mason
My Bro Fabio
Rue De Khan
Ernie Bung Arrow
Buckle Up Wes
Please note: With upcoming Group races to be run and won, the club reserves the right to extend late invitations to greyhounds in the lead up to the announcement of the final field.
The Group 1 Sky Racing TOPGUN!