Mr. Metz Wins 2010 Townsville Cup Beating Terrific Style

Red hot favourite Mr. Metz claimed a comprehensive victory in last night’s $16,000-to-the-winner Group 3 Townsville Cup (498m) adding yet another Group race to their impressive record.

Trained by Ron Ball, Mr. Metz (Bond x Iza Tora) started as the $1.80 favourite and jumped beautifully from box six, leading all the way to beat Terrific Style ($2.70) by three lengths with My Boy Monty ($16) a further two and a half lengths away in third.

Second and third placegetters Terrific Style and My Boy Monty are kennelmates trained by Tom Noble.

Any punters that read our Townsville Cup Preview and followed our betting tips would have enjoyed a nice payout as we predicted Mr. Metz to win and Terrific Style to place.

We predicted Mr. Metz to win and Terrific Style to place in our race preview

It was a brilliant performance by the boom Queensland sprinter as Mr. Metz beat his record at this track and distance winning in 28.87, slicing 0.9 of a second off his previous best set in the qualifiers, the time just outside the track record of 28.72 set by Devine Gem.

Mr. Metz has now won 16 of his 22 career starts and with last night’s win handed trainer Ron Ball and owner Bill Crooks back-to-back Townsville Cup success after they combined to win last year’s edition with Ryan’s A Rocket.

The classy runner will now head to Newcastle to contest Saturday’s heats of the Group 2 Black Top (515m).

The great greyhound racing action this weekend is headlined by the highly anticipated finals of the Group 1 National Distance Championship (731m) and the Group 1 National Sprint Championship (515m) at Angle Park.

Stay tuned for our race previews and betting tips on these exciting showdowns and in the meantime head to Ladbrokes.com.au to open an account with Australia’s favourite online bookmaker and receive a free $100 bet!

2010 Townsville Cup Results

Place Dog Trainer SP Margin
1 Mr. Metz Ron Ball $1.80F
2 Terrific Style Thomas Noble $2.70 3.00
3 My Boy Monty Thomas Noble $16.00 5.50
4 Don’t Listen Bradley Belford $24.50 10.00
5 Late Illusion Bradley Belford $21.70 11.50
6 Finishing Style Thomas Noble $24.30 13.75
7 Railroad Blackie Barry Morris $35.20 17.25
8 Big Enforcer Bradley Belford $18.70 18.00