King to Clash with Heavyweights in Healesville Cup

Darwin Cup winner Clash Of Kings will enter the upcoming Group 2 Lion Quality Healesville Cup series full of confidence having won his past four races on end.

The Stephen Whyte-trained greyhound won the Group 3 Darwin Cup four weeks ago when just 25 months of age and in just his 10th career start.

And his rich vein of form continued upon return to his home state of Victoria when he won a heat of the St. Leger at Warragul on Tuesday night, while he will line up in one of eight Healesville Cup heats on Sunday at 3:33pm.

“He’s racing very well at present. The Healesville Cup and the St. Leger complement each other quite nicely,” Whyte said.

“He is drawn in Box 1 in the St. Leger final on Tuesday, which will suit him. He’ll exit Box 8 in his Healesville Cup heat, however, which might make it pretty tough for him.”

“He has never raced at Healesville before, but he has trialled well there on a couple of occasions without setting the world on fire.”

“On Sunday he is up against Darren McDonald’s greyhound There’s A Earn, who broke the track record at Healesville last weekend, so he’s got the job ahead of him.”

The first of Sunday’s Healesville Cup heats kicks off at 1:24pm, and there is no shortage of quality among them, with some the other big names including Waterloo Cup winner Full Of Grace, Azza Azza Azza, Farmor Las Vegas, Luca Neveelk and Walk Hard.

The eight heat winners will progress through to the $64,000 final on Sunday, 14 September.

Healesville Cup fields
Healesville Cup information
Watch: Clash Of Kings wins a heat of the St. Leger at Warragul on Tuesday.
Pictured top: Clash Of Kings wins the Darwin Cup in August. Inset: Steve Whyte.

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