Catch The Thief chasing Shepparton Cup win

David Braithwaite

LOCALLY-OWNED greyhound Catch The Thief is favourite for Saturday night’s group two Shepparton Cup final.

Catch The Thief, now racing out of the Pearcedale kennels of top trainer Jason Thompson, having been under Briagolong-based Matt Clark, returned from a two-month spell after the Warragul Cup to win his heat on Monday night.

Catch The Thief drew box two for the final (race eight, 8.59pm), for which the winner will receive $47,000.

The dog competed in three group one finals in the past 12 months, including runner-up in the Adelaide Cup, as well as won the group two WA Derby and group three Warragul St Leger.

For more greyhounds news read Friday’s Gippsland Times.