Emerging Superstars Storm Into Bendigo Cup Mix

TWO emerging superstars of the sport will lock horns in a salivating finale of the Group 2 Bendigo Cup (425m) next Saturday night.

Adam Dobbin

9 October 2021

TWO emerging superstars of the sport will lock horns in a salivating finale of the Group 2 Bendigo Cup (425m) next Saturday night.

Typhoon Sammy and Paua Of Buddy – both sons of Aston Dee Bee – were hugely impressive heat winners to race their way into next Saturday night’s $50,000-to-the-winner final.

In a truly remarkable heat performance, hugely exciting youngster Typhoon Sammy maintained his unbeaten Victorian record with a track record breaking heat victory.

Winner at 16 of his 23 starts and five straight since transferring to the kennels of Jason Thompson, Typhoon Sammy was simply brilliant in his 23.28 victory, shaving a length off Shima Shine’s previous 23.35 time-standard.

Paua Of Buddy was outstanding in his own right with a powerhouse 23.59 heat win, the Warragul 400 metre track record holder extending his record to seven wins and two seconds from 10 starts for trainer Steve White.

But while the star duo are right in the mix for the finale they run into a flurry of top flight sprinters, including three-time Country Cup champ Ferdinand Boy.

The Dave Geall-trained son of Fernando Bale was tradesman-like in landing win number 30 from a 52 start career.

Winner of the Shepparton, Ballarat and Healesville Cups, Ferdinand Boy will be striving to keep his unblemished record in group finals intact when he steps out in next week’s decider.

 

Adding another layer of intrigue to the final was the sizzling performance of Dr. Tucker in the final heat, stopping the clock in a flying 23.38.

The Great Chase hero was super impressive, going into the series off an eye-catching second to Ferdinand Boy in last Sunday’s Sale Sprint Championship.

The son of Bernardo has endured an injury interrupted 2021 but when fit and firing he’s without doubt in the top echelon of sprinters in the country.

The remaining Bendigo Cup heat winners were Shima Classic (23.90), Lots Of Chatter (23.54), Aston Shine (23.75) and Perfect Colour (23.67).

The box draw will be conducted on Sunday.