Million Dollar Chase series shaping up to be something special

trainer Mick Hardman with Chase Me Honey
The 2022 Bathurst Chase was a quinella for trainer Mick Hardman with Chase Me Honey defeating .

Nowra held their Million Dollar Chase (MDC) Regional final last night over the 520m, with Ashley Dwyer's talented charge Special Blend taking the spoils from box three in a speedy 29.53.

The son of Fernando Bale and Osti Influence was moderately away, however then took advantage of a glorious rails run to get up on the inside of early leader War Weapon to lead throughout, saluting by 4.25 lengths.

Marie Burton's , who started as race favourite with greyhound bookmakers, ate into the winning margin to finish second, with War Weapon placing third.

All three greyhounds qualify for the semi-finals to be held at on 29th April 2022.

Nowra Million Dollar Chase Regional Final 2022 (520m)

Chase Me Honey tasted success once again in the sole Bathurst Million Dollar Chase qualifying event at Bathurst on Monday (April 11), using box eight to perfection in carving out a slick 29.53 performance over the 520m.

The daughter of Fernando Bale and Nangar Miss was the second favoured runner by punters, with kennel mate Springview Magic starting favourite with greyhound betting apps from box one.

Analysing bounced in front from the four alley, with Chase Me Honey following her and taking the lead in the back straight, careering away down the home straight to score by 5.25 lengths.

Analysing finished second with 's Irinka Riley a further 1.25 lengths away in third.

Bathurst Million Dollar Chase Heat 2022 (520m)

Seven greyhounds from the event, including second reserve Free Road, will contest next week's final.

Bathurst Million Dollar Chase Regional Final 2022 (520m)

Bathurst Million Dollar Chase Regional Final Field

1 Impress Alcott T: Christopher Little
2 Analysing T: Michael Hardman
3 Chase Me Honey T: Michael Hardman
4 Rebel Road T: Paul Roach
5 Vacant Box
6 Thirsty Friday T: Ron McGuiness
7 Irinka Riley T: Jack Smith
8 Free Road T: Paul Roach

Maitland also conducted two strong heats of the series over the 450m journey, with boom youngster Zipping Maserati continuing his return to form with a sizzling 24.83 performance from box eight.

The son of Zipping Garth and Zipping Lilly set a new personal best time over the distance in defeating by three lengths, with King's Riot placing third and in fourth.

Maitland Million Dollar Chase Heat 1 2022 (450m)

In the other heat, also broke the 25-second barrier for trainer Brad Field, beginning smartly from the inside alley to lead throughout in 24.99.

It was also a new personal best time for the daughter of Dyna Double One and Lika Jay Jay. Lektra Lad for Mark Davidson finished second, with Zipping Eve in third and Pretty Boy Doo for Darryl Wilson in fourth.

Maitland Million Dollar Chase Heat 2 2022 (450m)

The final promises to be an enticing one, with the box draw as follows:

Maitland Million Dollar Chase Regional Final 2022 (450m)

Maitland Million Dollar Chase Regional Final Field

Maitland Showground450m
1 Sunrise Jenny T: Brad Field
2 Zipping Maserati T:
3 Lektra Load T: Mark Davidson
4 Zipping Eve T: Jason Mackay
5 Pretty Boy Doo T: Darryl Wilson
6 King's Riot T: Brett May
7 Hold Me Up T:
8 Clock Off T: Robert Howard
9 Funky Freak T: Joe Comito
10 Suaalli T: Charmaine Field
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