GOOD news travels fast and when the trainers of the region's leading greyhounds got wind of the increased prizemoney the nominations for this weekend's Bundaberg Oaks (550m) and Bundaberg Derby (550m) came flooding in.
From October 1 Racing Queensland (RQ) increased prizemoney by between 30% and 50% and with $1015 up for grabs for the winners of the feature races tomorrow at Thabeban Park will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts.
In the Oaks there is two speedsters to look out for - El Galo Girl, trained by Paul Burgess in box two and Cambla Girl trained by Louise Cameron in box six could lead the field out early.
Neither is particularly strong but have the ability to build a race-winning margin early.
John Betro and Ron Brook have the biggest challengers to El Galo Girl and Cambla Girl with Betro's Ellie Poppins and Brook's Gazza's Angel having the best chances.
Young Bundaberg trainer Chris Gear will be hopeful the inconsistent form of He's A Hunter fades away in the Derby because Gear's dog has the pace to add to its $4760 in prizemoney. If He's A Hunter jumps well from box two he will be hard to beat.
Lee Kahn is best placed to challenge He's A Hunter while Brook's Mo Zam Zeke needs to be closer to turn around its run of second place finishes - Mo Zam Zeke placed second three times from the past four starts.
Gear might have two runners in the race with Keven Read's Chooka expected to be scratched because of a broken toe and Gear's Phineas Flynn to get a call up.
There will be eight races at Thabeban Park tomorrow starting at 1.30pm, the boxes open for the Oaks at 3.30pm and the Derby at 3.50pm.