CUP TILT: Richmond Vale trainer Jason Mackay has two starters in the Winter Cup at Brisbane.They may be different sexes and starting either end of the boxes but Young Snozz and Zipping Catra give Richmond Vale trainer Jason Mackay two chances in tonight’s group 1 Winter Cup final at Albion Park.
Mackay’s charges, dog Young Snozz and bitch Zipping Catra, will jump from box two and eight respectively and have genuine chances of bringing home the $75,000 first prize from the Queensland track.
They both took out heats of the 520 metre series last week with impressive showings, most notably Young Snozz with a time of 30.37 seconds closely followed by Zipping Catra (30.75s) in a later event.
“There was three days of rain in the lead up to the heats but they both stood up,” Mackay said.
“Took two up and got two through which is a good start – but they have boxed well and they are both a chance [in the final].”
Young Snozz now has a career record of 10 wins from 26 starts after his startling Albion Park debut, while Richmond Oaks winner Zipping Catra has previous group 1 experience following an appearance in the Vic Peters final at Wentworth Park.
Mackay, one of the country’s leading trainers, is having a good run scoring a double with Tiz Now and Chisled at Bulli on Monday.
Mackay will be chasing more finals glory at Maitland tonight with two young up and comers in action. The experienced mentor is now looking after Fancy Tip, who will jump from box two in the Rod Higgins Bookmaker Mixed Final.
Fancy Tip arrived at his Richmond Vale kennels following last week’s heat win at the Maitland Showground track.
Fancy Tip is the fastest qualifier for the 450m decider after stopping the clock at 25.12 seconds on Thursday.
Mackay also has Gold Trump on a maiden run in the second event (450m) on the 10-race card.
Three heats of the Rural Country Cup will also be run during the twilight meeting while the 565m challenge (race five) should be evenly contested with three participants already breaking the 32 second barrier up against last week’s Maitland To City final winner Shelly Shelby.
Maitland Greyhound Club sponsorship and promotions manager Fred Robertson said Fancy Tip (race eight, number two) was his best bet of the day.
Racing starts at 4.02pm.
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