Arvo’s Florence Wins Cranbourne Cup

It was a shocking night for favourite backers at Cranbourne on Monday night, as Arvo’s Florence claimed an upset victory in the $30 000 final of the Group 2 Karingal Hub TAB Cranbourne Cup (520m).

Starting the race with generous odds of $9.10, Arvo’s Florence defeated the Darren McDonald-trained Ultra Rumble ($4.40) by an easy 3 ¾ lengths with another long-priced runner, Curwen Walker ($15.20) a further 1 ¾ lengths back for third.

The highly fancied Fedex, installed as the $3 pre-race favourite, just missed out on making it an all local trifecta, coming in a head behind Curwen Walker in fourth.

Book Of Music in box two found the lead early on but Arvo’s Florence soon came up on the outside, overtaking the eventual seventh placegetter on the first corner and maintaining their front position right to the end for an impressive win.

Runner-up Ultra Rumble made their assault on the outside from box eight, while Curwen Walker made up a lot of ground to come in a fast finishing third after trailing well back mid race.

It was another strong win for the increasingly consistent Arvo’s Florence who was the fastest qualifier for the final. Coming home in a smashing 30.17 seconds over the 520m race, the Terry Burns-trained dog managed to overcome their wide box seven draw to win their third race in succession and bring their career record to six wins from 18 starts.

2010 Cranbourne Cup Results:

Placing

Greyhound

Trainer

Margin (From Winner)

1
ARVO’S FLORENCE
T E Burns
2
ULTRA RUMBLE
D N McDonald 3.75
3
CURWEN WALKER
N C Rilen 5.50
4
FEDEX
J Thompson 5.60
5
STAGGER INN
G W Selkrig 5.75
6
ATOMIC VOODOO
J Galea 10.00
7
BOOK OF MUSIC
A Langton 11.25
8
BLITZEM BALE
S J Collins 12.00