Keybow Keyed Up For Brisbane Cup

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After a dominant win in his heat, classy Victorian greyhound Keybow is well fancied in tonight's Group 1 Brisbane Cup at Albion Park and earn his owners another $75,000.

After jumping cleanly from box three, the Darren McDonald trained Perth Cup winner cleared out to win by 3.75 lengths in a slick time of 29.81. The son of Take The Kitty and Key Exit has drawn box seven for the Group 1 final. Runner-up Cyndie's Special also qualified as one of the two fastest second place-getters and has the coveted rails draw.  

Darryl Chapman's bitch Exhibitionist was also impressive in her heat beating Happy Haswell by almost five lengths in a quick 29.91. However, she'll need luck from box four.

Defending champion Kiss Me Ketut squeezed into the final after finishing second to Fusaichi Kahn , a regally bred son of Where’s Pedro and Daydream, who clocked a fast 29.96 to post his eighth win from 31 starts. Looking to become just the second chaser to win the Brisbane Cup twice since its inception 1972, 'Ketut' will start from box eight in the final, while his heat conqueror has box six.

Following his recent victory in the Group 3 Sandown Shootout and a second in a heat of the Melbourne Cup, Iva Vision returned to Queensland in style. Peter Young's star took his record to nine wins from 12 starts over the 520m at Albion Park, taking out his heat in 30.15. He'll jump from box 2.  

Le Sirenuse won Heat 5 in 30.17 from box five and has drawn the same barrier for the final, while You Can Talk was the slowest heat winner (30.20) and has box three for the final.


Chris Bombolas - Tatts Senior Writer

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