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Dyna Villa worthy favourite for Tattsbet Hobart Thousand final

16 / 12 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Dyna Villa with handler Susan Gittus after the dog's impressive Hobart Thousand heat win last week icon Click to enlarge

MELBOURNE Cup winner Dyna Villa is a deserving favourite for Thursday night’s $105,000 Tattsbet Hobart Thousand and victory would give him two Group 1 wins in the space of a month.

Dyna Villa was awesome in winning the richest greyhound race in the Australasia ($600,000 Melbourne Cup) and at his subsequent outing he was again impressive by easily winning his Hobart Thousand heat last week.

The Jenny Hunt-trained dog ran the 461 metres in a slick 25.94 with splits of 5.07 and 11.04 and that was an improvement on his solo trial time a week earlier.

Dyna Villa is the $2.50 favourite with Tattsbet while the youngest dog in the field Big Ticket is on the second line at $3.50.

The Tattsbet Hobart Thousand is the oldest Group 1 race on the national calendar and is a much sought after prize by local and interstate trainers and owners.

The Tattsbet Hobart Thousand will appear as race eight on the 10-event card on Thursday night and is scheduled to start at 10 pm (EST).

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