WAGGA-owned greyhound Kilkee Flex is through to another group one final, this time the Bold Trease at Sandown on Friday night.
All eyes in the greyhound industry will be on Sandown on Friday night for the Melbourne Cup and Kilkee Flex will start as one of the fancies in one of the supporting feature races.
A few weeks after placing third in the group one Hume Cup at the Meadows, Kilkee Flex will contest another big race.
The winning connections of Friday night’s Bold Trease get $100,000.
Kilkee Flex was purchased for just $1500 by Wagga trainer Shannon Ellis and nine of his mates, all tradesmen.
They have hired a mini bus and will make the trip down to Sandown on Friday.
“It’s pretty exciting,” part owner Paul Hallcroft said.
“We’re pumped to get down there again.”
Kilkee Flex is drawn box six for the final over 715 metres.
She won from box five in the heat last Friday night and qualified third fastest.
The group are confident she will give a big sight in the final.
“She’ll give it a shake,” Hallcroft said.
“They’re all good dogs, we’re just going to need a bit of luck early.
“She’s become a bit more seasoned and still has got a fair bit more improvement left in her.”
The owners are Hallcroft, Ellis, Brad McGarry, Phil Foster, Bernie Walsh, Barry Flack, Owen Thompson, Brian Hay, Warwick Hay, Ben Jones and Rod Matthews.
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