Bulli Gold Plate winner Proven Diego will be attempting to pull off the double at Bulli over the next two weeks when the Mark Azzopardi trained son of Collision takes on a star studded field in the second heat of the Cyril Rowe Memorial South Coast Cup over the 472 metre trip at Bulli on Wednesday Night.
Proven Diego scorched over the 472 trip in the Gold Plate in the slick time of 26.06 leading throughout to defeat Magnifique.
This field is worthy of any final with six of the fastest greyhounds in NSW facing the starter.
The Bruce Fletcher trained Magnifique is drawn in box two and with a fast first section of 9.96 will see the greyhound in the firing line from the outset with his nemesis Proven Diego in Box three his main danger.
Champion sprinter Borat winner of four out of five at Bulli is drawn in Box six with a personal best of 26.16 brings the John Carruthers trained dog well in the running to press for a berth in the final and compete for the $15,000 first prize. Borat has a very fast first section of 9.95 and a second section of 19,58 which is the same second section as Proven Diego.
When you bring into calculations Cool flight, Thai Alert and Tiggerlong Petal we are in for an exciting race.
The other heat appears to have two main chances with track specialist Awesome Hustler trained by Steven Konkolics up against the short course specialist Little James trained by Steve Gyftos. Little James has won 11 races from 16 starts with his best time over the 400 metres 22.71 and if he can run the 472 metres he will be tough nut to crack.
Cradle Mountain, Repeated, Kerosene, Tiggerlong Patch and Vice City are the other chances in the race.
There is a very good support programme with unbeaten Dentax Bale the best on the programme.