Hope to become reality for National Greyhound Draft

Precious Hope is flying the flag for the National Greyhound Draft and Team Tzouvelis tonight in Queensland when she lines up in the Group 3 Rockhampton Cup.

Despite being one of the last draft picks, the daughter of Barcia Bale and Mepunga Fame, is the $3.50 second elect in the Group 3 event which is run over the 510 metre distance.

Trained by Darren Taylor, Precious Hope won her heat of the Rockhampton Cup in a best of the night time of 30.18sec.

WATCH: Precious Hope win her heat of the Rockhampton Cup in a thrilling finish from box two.

Precious Hope is a winner of seven races from 12 starts, all of which have been at the Rockhampton track.

“Trainer Darren Taylor thinks that she is a big chance tonight. She hasn’t missed a place yet and she ran down a Group race finalist in the fastest heat last week,” Syndications Manager George Farrugia said.

A win in the Group 3 $20,000 Rockhampton Cup for Precious Hope will not only be a first for her but a first for the National Greyhound Draft.

“There will be some excited owners if she wins,” Farrugia said.

“The messages we have received from owners – many of whom are first timers – has been amazing.”

The Rockhampton Cup is race 8 tonight and will jump at 9.32pm Victorian time.

“A Group race victory would be the icing on the cake of what has already been a fantastic year for the National Greyhound Draft.”

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