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Fanta shows plenty of fizz in Hume Cup

Fanta Bale ($5.00) continued her rise to stardom with a brilliant all-the-way win in the $108,000 2016 Hume Cup (600m) overnight.

The Robert Britton-trained greyhound staved off a classy field to claim her sixth straight win and a $75,000 first prize.

“She could be anything,” handler Peter Riley quipped after the win, which was her 13th victory from 17 starts.

“Her best distance will probably end up being 600-650 metres, but I’m sure Robert will target the (TAB) Melbourne Cup (515m) with her now.”

“She is beginning a lot better now and is growing in confidence, and in just 17 starts she has shown an ability to perform in big races. She won the St. Leger at Warragul and now she has won the Hume Cup.”

Fanta Bale is a daughter of David Bale and Ucme Typhoon, the latter being imported from America.

“Robert imported Ucme Typhoon from America. She won at Sandown and The Meadows and then Robert gave her to Paul Wheeler to breed with on the proviso that Robert got to train the pups, so it has worked out well,” Riley added.

WATCH: Fanta Bale proved too elusive for her rivals in the 2016 Hume Cup on Monday night.

Fanta Bale kicks away to a comfortable lead in the 2016 Hume Cup.

Fanta Bale with handler Peter Riley after winning the Group 1 Hume Cup.

Fanta Bale is all smiles after her Hume Cup win.



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