2010 Townsville Cup Preview – Mr. Metz Hot Favourite

Tonight the next group race on the Australian greyhound racing calendar will take place in Queensland with the running of the $16,000-to-the-winner Group 3 Townsville Cup (498m).

The quality sprint will be contested by eight top dogs, including winners from last week’s heats Big Enforcer, Mr. Metz, and Tom Nobel’s three kennelmates Terrific Style, My Boy Monty and Finishing Style.

Boom local runner Mr. Metz, trained by Ron Ball, is sure to start as the favourite in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets after his emphatic six and a half length victory in the qualifiers.

Drawn in box six for tonight’s final, the consistent son of Bond ran a scintillating 28.96 here last week at his first look at the track and will be hard to beat if he jumps well.

Hot favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au Mr. Metz looks hard to beat

Following Mr. Metz, the second fastest qualifier for the Townsville Cup was Terrific Style who won their heat by an emphatic eight and a half lengths in a sharp 28.99.

Terrific Style is in flying form having won five races on the trot, including their past three at this track and distance, and looks to be Mr. Metz’s biggest danger after drawing box eight.

Terrific Style in box eight looks the best value dog to Place at Ladbrokes.com.au

The 2010 Townsville Cup is scheduled as race eight at Townsville tonight and is due to jump at 9:12pm.

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2010 Townsville Cup Final Field & Box Draw

Box Dog Trainer
1 Late Illusion Bradley Belford
2 My Boy Monty Thomas Noble
3 Don’t Listen Bradley Belford
4 Finishing Style Thomas Noble
5 Big Enforcer Bradley Belford
6 Mr. Metz Ron Ball
7 Railroad Blackie Barry Morris
8 Terrific Style Thomas Noble
Reserves
9 Imposing Jett Robynne Black
10 War Machine Allan Metcalfe