Tornado Tears Hot Fav For Sandown Cup Defence

DEFENDING champion Tornado Tears has opened the $1.65 favourite for Thursday night's Group 1 Sandown Cup Final despite drawing awkwardly in box six for trainer Rob Britton.

Mick Floyd

20 May 2019

Defending champion Tornado Tears has opened the $1.65 favourite with despite drawing box six in the $250,000 RSN Sandown Cup.

Trainer Rob Britton was disappointed with the draw however he is confident that ‘Batman’ is in good order ahead of Friday night’s final, which is the world’s richest race for stayers.

“You take what you get, you can’t change anything,” said Britton.

“I was concerned he might have pulled up a bit flat, but I’m really happy with him.”

Tornado Tears won the Cup from box 7 last year and Britton believes he’s racing just as well this time around.

“At his best and with a clear run he can still run the same time as last year, (but) you’ve got the best greyhounds in Australia in the race, it doesn’t matter who you are you need that luck going into the first turn.”

Ella Enchanted and Bago Bye Bye are the only other runners in single figure odds at $3.80 and $4.40 respectively.

Interestingly, box six is the only alley Tornado Tears hasn’t won from yet in his marvelous career, and there would be no better time than to remedy that stat in Friday’s Sandown Cup decider.