Four semi-finals tonight will decide the eight finalists for the $25,000 to the winner Vince Curry Memorial next Saturday night. The first two runners from each heat will make the final, with the two quickest thirds securing a reserve position.
Semi Final One, Race Five at 5.22pm
In box five for trainer Reg Kay is Jungle Junction (Cosmic Rumble-Cindeen Shelby). She looks one of two main hopes in this first heat after flying the lids last week and leading all the way in a solid 30.66. All three of her sectionals were solid and she only needs to step to make next weeks final.
Box six, Clash of Kings (Fear Zafonic-Queen Lauryn), is the other main hope. He won his heat exactly like Jungle Junction, leading all the way to score in 30.57, two lengths quicker then his main rival.
Both dogs are having their second start and will need to jump away cleanly. Box three runner Rain Stream looks the other chance based on her solid placing here last week. If she too can get forward, she'll prove challenging to defeat.
These three runners look the main hopefuls.
Semi Final Two, Race Six at 5.37pm
Semi Final two has the series hot shot Size Does Matter engaged to exit box three. The son of Bekim Bale and Size It Up was simply breathtaking to watch when he defeated a handy line up here last week. Box three should suit him and he only needs to get around the first corner safely and in third or fourth to prove far to strong for these.
Giggling Panther (Surf Lorian-Giggling) put in a impressive performance to place last week, after working extremely hard to find her way near the front after racing at the tail early. If she too gets around the first corner, she should put herself in a position to make the final.
Grin and Win (Made To Size-Real McCoy) from box seven, seemed a little underdone last week and will be one of the first runners burning to the top from out wide. He's a great chance if he gets over before the first turn scrimmage.
Semi Final Three, Race Seven at 5.56pm
We see the ultra impressive Hara's Annie, here from box two. She flew out last week and led all the way in super impressive fashion at odds of $14.00. I doubt she can go much quicker, but she only needs to repeat last weeks effort to secure her spot in the final.
Box one runner Skuzi, looks the other main hopeful, and he'll be greatly aided by the inside draw and he looks to have a load of potential improvement on him.
Semi Final Four, Race Eight at 6.16pm
The book ends look to be the main pairing in this. Bundy Benz has more race experience then most and will also be greatly aided by the red. She probably can't go much quicker then she did in her heat, but she should be the first out and on the bunny here tonight.
Angvella was the quickest heat winner and he is another with great early toe. From the pink box he will get every chance to burn them off before the first turn. If he gets over the race looks beyond reach of the other runners.