The Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Country Challenge could have a new leader after the Taree final on Sunday afternoon.
Go Mini Mouse, trained by Norm Becroft at Kurrajong, currently sits in second place on the GRNSW Country Challenge leaderboard. However, a win on Sunday would see her overtake her kennelmate Go Jessie’s Girl with only one leg to go in the series.
If Go Mini Mouse does take the overall lead on Sunday, it is highly likely she will be crowned the 2012 GRNSW Country Challenge winner and claim the $12,500 prize for her connections.
Go Mini Mouse goes into the Taree final as the likely race favourite following her heat win last weekend, where she recorded the fastest time. But she will have to be on her best form as she lines up against a quality field of greyhounds.
This includes Dozen Matter, Fancy Dish Licka, Marvicki and Nintendo Bones who all currently sit outside the top eight on the GRNSW Country Challenge leaderboard. A good result on Sunday, however, could see any of them rocket into the top eight and qualify for the K.S. Black & Co. Country Challenge Showdown at Wentworth Park in October, where they will compete for $25,000 in prizemoney.
The Taree Country Challenge Final traditionally attracts a good crowd and is supported this year by a fantastic 10-race card.
The 2012 GRNSW Country Challenge is held at 20 Non-TAB tracks throughout regional NSW. Greyhounds accumulate points according to their place in each individual final.
The Taree Country Challenge Final will jump at 3.30pm.
The field for the final can be viewed here (race 8).
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