Winning greyhounds return for Cup
FOUR winners from last Saturday's local meeting will be back on track in the heats of the Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club Anniversary Cup at Thabeban Park tomorrow.
Southern Spirit, which won the fourth grade in 27.01sec, and Formula One Fury, which clocked 27.34sec in her fifth grade success, are drawn the inside box in their respective heats.
After her fifth grade win on the weekend, Ledaro Cleo, which was the fastest of the quartet in 26.82sec, is nicely drawn in the white box in Southern Spirit's heat.
Madam Lakoda, which posted a slowish 27.41sec in getting the money in the Novice and which, like Ledaro Cleo is trained in Gin Gin by Ron Brook, would need to improve to be a chance from the black box in heat two.
Southern Spirit's trainer Narelle Mulcahy will also be represented in the second heat by Flipertty Jig, but with just two wins from 53 starts, a place appears her best hope.
Glasshouse Mountains trainer Elizabeth Griffin and Kevin Kemp each have three runners engaged in the heats, with Friffin hoping to take out the double.
In the first qualifier, she will rug up Carlinford Frost, which is unbeaten in two starts at the Park, and Jerry Can Cap, whose recent form is lack-lustre but has two wins and four placings from 10 appearances in the Rum City.
Carlinford Sam is Griffin's sole starter in the second heat and with a win at Albion Park two starts back and three wins and two placings from seven Bundaberg starts, he should also be in the thick of things.
Kemp's trio of Super Wally, Gamble On and Maddy's Queen are all moderately performed.
Bundaberg's David Raines will also have dual representation with Ben Morvan, which is down in grade after failing in Best 8 company at his first four Bundaberg runs, and the consistent Diamond Tulsa.
Can Acker Run will be striving for his fifth win from his past six starts in the Best 8 event, with veteran champion Back Page, which has been runner-up to him in his last four wins, again his hardest to beat.
Meanwhile, He's Got Speed, which has finished third at his past three starts, gets another opportunity the break through in the maiden.
Blue Ray will take a power of beating in the Novice, and the Lorraine Isles-trained Last Mohican – a last-start Albion Park winner – will be gunning for a hat-trick of victories in the fifth grade.
The third and fourth grade is a race of many chances but Disco Roberta will be hard to hold out from the inside.