Cheetah Zorro continued a fine family tradition in winning the Group 1 SOLO Bold Trease at Sandown Park tonight.
The former Tasmanian led from box rise but was headed as the field approached the home turn before rallying to claim a narrow quarter length victory in 42.26 seconds.
Less than one length separated the first five runners across the line in one of the closest finishes seen in a Group 1 final.
Cheetah Zorro is a daughter of Fallen Zorro, 2008 Sandown Greyhound of the Year and three-time Group 2 winner over the distance at Sandown Park. Incidentally, one of those races was the SOLO Bold Trease continuing a tradition that also saw Fallen Zorro’s litter-brother Chinatown Lad claim the 2008 RSN Sandown Cup.
Kennelmate Lucy Wires made it a quinella for the popular Robert Britton kennel, while grand campaigner Destini Fireball placed for the seventh time at Group race level.
The SOLO Bold Trease was just one of the highlights of a stellar card of greyhound racing headlined by the world’s richest greyhound race, the TAB Melbourne Cup.