Medhurst trio has its eyes on golden prize

The Tasmanian Gold Cup is one of the feature races on the Tasmanian greyhound racing calendar.
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The final will be staged this week in Hobart with the powerful Ted Medhurst kennel launching a three-pronged attack on the trophy.

Ted will be represented by veteran performer Star Chamber and up and coming stars Chief Jetpilot and Dark Casio.

Star Chamber is almost four years of age but is still performing at the highest-level week-in week-out, qualifying for the final by running second, beaten a length by the Eileen Thomas-trained Perfect Metre.

The son of Lonesome Cry – Infatuation has stepped out on the Hobart track on forty-five occasions for twenty wins and eighteen placings, and will be one of the more fancied runners for the final after drawing box two.

ANTICIPATION: The Tasmanian Gold Cup is a precursor to the Hobart Thousand which was won in 2015 by Unlawful Entry.

Kennel-mate Dark Casio, a daughter of multiple-Classic winner Emerald Lee, has only had six starts on the track for two victories and three seconds.

This includesher close second behind the Anthony Bullock sprinter Strait Ate in last week’s heat.

Chief Jetpilot rounds out the leading trainer’s assault with a record of three wins and sixplacings from just eleven starts on the track.

Tasmanian Country Derby winner Celtic Kid, trained by Shirley Sutcliffe will be shooting for a winning hat-trick after gunning down Chief Jetpilot in his heat, while the Susan Gittus-prepared Suzy La Rue showed her class,notching up herfourth win on the track.

She provedtoo slick for the Margaret Rossendell-trained Aye Pee McCoy winning by four lengths.

The running of the Gold Cup also signals the Luxbet Hobart Thousand is just around the corner.

Tasmania’s feature race series will be run over two weeks, culminating with the $107,000 final on December 22.

The state’s best sprinters willattemptto stave off a strong interstate contingent.

First run in 1939, the Hobart Thousand boasts winners from Australia and New Zealand and itshonour rollis littered with the superstars of greyhound racing.

Little Spaniard, trained by Mick Stringer, is the most recent Tasmanian winner back in 2008, toppling its more fancied kennel-mate Topline Doovee.

Dyna Tron the 2010 champion also captured the Gr 1 Melbourne Cup on its way to clinching the 2011 Australian Greyhound Of The Year title.

The Steve Kavanagh-trained Australian Hall Of Fame champion Brother Fox was in the winner’s circle in 1985 and the super chaser Benjamin John conquered another Hall Of Fame star, Zoom Top, in a race for the ages in 1969.

One fact we know for sure, the fastest greyhounds and the best trainers in the land will travel to Tasmania in quest of Group 1 glory.

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