Box Draw Evens Out Queensland Derby Final

Written By Friday 12th June 2009  

Next week’s Brandons Electrical will have punters scratching their heads after the box draw evened up the field following last night’s Heats.

Experience at shined through in the six Heats, with several Brisbane regulars making the cut, including fastest qualifier and reigning winner, who won in 30.09.

The Group Two race is worth $38,000 including a $25,000 winners cheque.

Southern favourite , from the kennel, didn’t start well in his heat at his first look at the Brisbane track. The Group One Maturity winner was unable to find the rail from box six, until it was too late, running seventh behind local -trained dog .

Mr Thompson’s other hopeful was and Derby winner , which also started fresh on the track, running a close second to . However, Fedex was the third fastest second placing of the six heats, qualifying as first reserve in the final.

Group One Queensland trainer has once again shown top training form with his solid performer Bogie Bomber beating Fedex in a time of 30.27. Bogie Bomber will jump from box eight in the final.

Third fastest qualifier of the night was , which is owned by , the major sponsor of the race, and a board member.

The classy -trained dog fired out from the start with a blistering 5.64 first sectional ahead of local sprinter , who also qualified. The two will jump from box three and five respectively, in the final.

Box one in the final will be Surfin Silence, who was second favourite to Aston Trivett in his Heat and jumped on the opportunity to lead the race.

New kid on the block was the second quickest of the night, backing up in a time of 30.18 after setting a blistering standard at last start of 29.87.

, who was the slight favourite in the race, qualified with one of the fastest second placings to Take The Kitty, and will jump from box two.

The night’s shortest-priced favourite to win a Heat was ’s who ran a mammoth race last week to win from behind, and then won again last night. Jumping from box six in the final, the promising greyhound is looking to make it eight straight wins from 10 starts.

The second reserve for the night is ’s that ran second to High Earner.

The Group Two Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby will be celebrated at Albion Park with children’s entertainment, and punter’s will be able to enter into the losing ticket competition for their chance to win a $500-win bet on the race.

2009 Group Two Brandons Electrical Queensland Derby Final

  • Box 1. – Surfin Silence
  • Box 2. – Dashing Corsair
  • Box 3. – Jamaican Bolt
  • Box 4. – High Earner
  • Box 5. – Setanta
  • Box 6. – Dyna Lachlan
  • Box 7. – Take The Kitty
  • Box 8. – Bogie Bomber
  • Reserves

  • 1st Res. – Fedex
  • 2nd Res. – Trew Chase
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