Eight chasers will walk across the podium tonight at Ipswich chasing the title of 2014 Vince Curry Memorial winner at 9.59pm. $40,000 awaits the victor in Australia's richest maiden race and six local trainers are represented and all have high hopes for their chargers.
Box One, Garrangay Duk, Pure Octane- Secret Sally
A bitch who has been lucky to make the final. Draws the red but will find it super hard to beat these. Rough chance at best here from the red.
Box Two, Werrina Lace, Mantra Lad- Petite Tory
This girl flew out in the heats and will be one of the hardest runners to beat. Her early toe and strength will no doubt be her greatest asset here and punters will need too keep her very safe.
Box Three, Clash of Kings, Fear Zafonic -Queen Lauryn
Massive chance here given to Clash Of Kings for trainer Steven Whyte. He's unbeaten in the series so far, and will look to take up the early lead, and race away. With a quick getaway and an ounce of early luck the $40,000 first prize could well be his.
Box Four, Jungle Junction, Cosmic Rumble-Cindeen Shelby
Another runner who looks a super chance to salute here. She's quick early and has plenty of raw talent. I'm not entirely sure she's peaked yet, so don't leave her out.
Box Five, Skuzi, Fear Zafonic- Una's Pride
The A Team's chances rest on this fellow here tonight. He's drawn the five and will need a fair bit of early luck.
He does however look very green, so improvement would not surprise.
Box Six, Grin And Win, Cosmic Rumble- Real Macoy
The famous Zammit name is represented by Grin and Win here tonight and he is in with some sort of chance.Again the box will make his task very difficult, but he's shown his class with two starts for two wins leading into the final. If he pings out and gets over, he could be standing on the podium come 10.05pm.
Box Seven, Size Does Matter Bekim Bale- Size It Up
Big things are expected from this young pup, and it will be a mammoth effort if he can deliver. Hes a slow beginner and will find himself out the back early. He's capable of running 30.20 here, but I doubt he can do that from the rear against some very quick front running dogs.
Box Eight, Don't Josh Me, Enry Walt-Shiloh Princess
This fellow will require a huge amount of luck and probably can't win based on his past performances. But he's in the field and will get his chance to take home the $40,000 winners cheque.