Saturday night’s Topgun of 2016 is sure to be one incredible race with six Victorian representatives as well as a South Australian (Worm Burner) and a Sydney-sider (Let It Develop) chasing the $150,000 first prize money.
Coming off three straight defeats, elite sprinter Zambora Brockie will be needing a relatively clear passage to the first corner if he is to outclass this superb, handpicked Group 1 field.
I expect Pantera Nera to begin brilliantly, with the fast breaking Aston Bolero looking to push wide as he accelerates in the early section. Add to that Worm Burner in Box 3, another who will push really wide going into the corner, and he race looks set for Pantera Nera to establish a handy break down the back straight.
The 525m distance is a decent journey in the world of greyhound racing, and although Pantera Nera should be leading with Aston Bolero not too far behind, we can expect the likes of Zambora Brockie, Unlawful Entry and Dundee Osprey to be charging to the finish line.
With all this in mind I’ve settled on Pantera Nera to win from Dundee Osprey, Zambora Brockie and Aston Bolero in a First 4 that carries a $25,000 Jackpot.
James’ Topgun selections
WATCH: Elly Wicks and James Van de Maat preview the 2016 Group One Sky Racing Topgun (525m)