Melbourne Cup Greyhounds Tips - unbeaten chaser the one to beat

  • Melbourne Cup Greyhounds Tips
  • Unbeaten greyhound hardest to beat

The $630,000 TAB Melbourne Cup Final will be run and won at Sandown Park on Friday night.

Eight greyhounds will vie for the title of Melbourne Cup champion when the lids rise in Race 6 at Sandown Park. 

Early box speed should come from My Redeemer in 1, She’s Gifted in 2, Black Opium in 5 and West on Augie in 8. 

In their heats, both My Redeemer and She’s Gifted recorded their first split in 5.06 seconds. Dyna Harper clocked 5.03 but that isn’t enough to get across the two drawn inside her. Black Opium’s 5.01 will see her go close to crossing the pair and she is a consistently fast beginner. West On Augie recorded the quickest first split at 5.00, but he will have his work cut out to get across Black Opium. 

Black Opium is unbeaten from seven career starts and her 29.21 was the best on the night. Kennel mate Poke The Bear recorded 29.24 and looks the main danger to Black Opium, although he will be giving her a head start as he tends to begin a length or two slower than Black Opium. 

Seona Thompson won’t mind if either Black Opium or Poke The Bear is victorious in the Melbourne Cup Final, but we will as Black Opium will fly the flag for us. 

My Redeemer and She’s Gifted would both love to lead also and if one of them is able to do so, they are going to prove hard to run down with both finishing 1L slower than Black Opium. 

It is going to be a fascinating race with four serious winning chances from the box draw. We wouldn’t be as excited if Black Opium had drawn the red but with her out in the yellow rug, she will be made to earn victory, and what a victory it would be if she could remain unbeaten with the Melbourne Cup Final added to her trophy cabinet. 

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