Topgun Calling For Kyrgios After Black Top Ace

THERE’S no stopping Zipping Kyrgios - the son of Aussie Infrared continuing his rampaging form with victory in the Sires On Ice Black Top Final.

Adam Dobbin

8 October 2021

THERE’S just no stopping Zipping Kyrgios.

On Friday night at The Gardens the son of Aussie Infrared continued his rampaging form with a powerhouse victory in the Sires On Ice Black Top Final (515m).

Trained to the minute by John and Minnie Finn, Zipping Kyrgios made light work of his box five draw to land straight into third out of the straight behind leaders More Sauce and Zulu Warlord.

From there it always seemed a matter of time until the 20-time winner would unleash his devastating finishing burst and that he did turning for home, racing away to score in a breathtaking 29.28.

More Sauce stuck on for second 2 ¼ lengths away in a gallant performance for Michael and Michelle Lill while Zulu Warlord made his presence felt in yet another big race to finish third.

But the night belonged to Zipping Kyrgios.

From humble beginnings, the prolific winning sprinter which won the Bob Payne Sprint at Wentworth Park in May, has a profound knack of making the difficult look easy.

Box draws, tracks, opposition … it matters for very little, he just finds a way to get the job done.

Which is what the good ones do.

In career best form, owners the Hallinan family and the Finns have some big decisions to make in the coming weeks.

Friday night’s Black Top success should all but solidify his invitation for next month’s Group 1 Topgun at The Meadows.

After that there’s Shootouts and Melbourne Cups to consider while a spot in the inaugural The Phoenix looms large also.

In 39 career starts Zipping Kyrgios now boasts 20 wins and 14 placings for prize money edging all so close to $200,000.

He hasn’t missed a place in his past 17 starts, almost all exclusively in top or group race company.

It’s hard to think of a greyhound you’d rather go into battle for you.

Enter The Phoenix slot holders.

If they haven’t come calling they will certainly start now.