Superstar Susie Sapphire Favourite For Easter Cup Title At Shelbourne Park
The Owen McKenna trained Susie Sapphire maintained her spot at the top of the Easter Cup betting after another sensational performance at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night.
This daughter of Droopys Jet – Jetstream Lynx blasted from trap four to take up the running in the opening semi-final and went on to win by three lengths in a time of 29.57.
The 2021 BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby winner is now the firm favourite to win the €25,000 prize with her odds cut into 4/9 from 13/8.
It was a desperately tight finish in behind the Oaks superstar with the Paul Hennessy trained Beach Avenue running on strong to grab second spot and is 20/1 to win the final. Darbys Delight was another head back in third and remains the 33/1 outsider in the betting.
Knight Tornado continued his winning streak by landing the second semi-final for trainer Graham Holland in a time of 29.70.
He had to fight off a challenge from his kennelmate Romeo Magico but Knight Tornado was too strong for him as he held his line between the final two bends.
This powerhouse is 5/1 from 6/1 to be crowned the Easter Cup champion while Romeo Magico 4/1 from 5/1 after finishing just a head behind in second. Priceless Jet ran a huge ran to finish third with his chances into 16/1 from 20/1.
4/9 Susie Sapphire
4/1 Romeo Magico
5/1 Knight Tornado
16/1 Priceless Jet
20/1 Beach Avenue
33/1 Darbys Delight
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