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.”