Prince Diablo has shaken up early markets following Saturday's (September 17) 29.56 heat win in the Greyhound Recorded Paws of Thunder (520m).
The John Finn trained greyhound set the sizzling time standard for the series, over two tenths quicker than next fastest heat winner Fancy Dean (29.82).
The son of Premier Fantasy x Best Of Diablo continued his red hot form leading all the way in the 6 ¼ length victory over Allen Hertz, just one week after becoming the first greyhound to break the 30 second barrier at Canberra (530m).
Prince Diablo will line up in semi final four this Saturday night, September 24, gaining box three for the second week running.
“We're really pleased with the draw, he just has to continue to jump like he has been,” Melinda Finn said following the box draw.
Prince Diablo will meet inform NSW State Nationals Sprint Champion Cold Fusion, which has drawn inside pace greyhounds; Wongawilli Wala, Dana Bel and Sienna's Delight, in box four.
Saturday's first race will go at 7.27pm, with the first of the Greyhound Recorder Paws of Thunder semi finals to go at 8.50pm.
Gates will open at 5.30pm. Box draw for the four semi finals are as follows:
Race 5 – GREYHOUND RECORDER PAWS OF THUNDER SF1
8:50 PM NG 520 Metres $5300-1500-750
4233 SLICK LEE Keith Pedrana 30.21
1812 ALLEN HARPER Graeme Bate 29.58
2113 NO JUSTICE Michael Abbott 30.16
2221 FANCY WILL Anthony Azzopardi 29.95
2152 GOOD THING Rodney McDonald 30.10
6433 RITZA RYDER Mark Gatt 29.74
3121 OUR DYNAMO Beverley Wood 30.17
6321 MCDOOM Jason Thompson 29.98
7614 RUBY JET Charlie Lamb 29.99
6414 CAWBOURNE HAZE Ron Bell 29.95
Race 6 – GREYHOUND RECORDER PAWS OF THUNDER SF2
9:12 PM NG 520 Metres $5300-1500-750
1272 MR. CLYDESDALE Robert Mc Colm 29.62
1724 CHIEF BAMBURY Graeme Bate 30.16
1211 FANCY DEAN Walter Lutiger 29.68
2372 GOLD NEBO Marie Burton 30.13
5763 DARYA BALE Graeme Bate 29.81
1413 SAM'S CONQUEST Kristy Sultana 29.95
4211 KILTY LAD Kelly Bravo 29.62
2222 OAKS ROAD Mark Gatt 29.58
2224 DYNA ICEMAN Brendan Wheeler 29.90
3464 CAUSING KAOS Gary Algie 29.78
Race 7 – GREYHOUND RECORDER PAWS OF THUNDER SF3
9:35 PM NG 520 Metres $5300-1500-750
4662 GRITTY PEARL Adam Wade 30.21
1132 NOBLE PEDRO Mary Wright 29.56
2111 REWIND Darren McDonald 30.00
3321 CHENZHOU BOY Luke Azzopardi 30.08
1143 MANDAGERY MISS Kristy Sultana 29.95
6181 KRAZY FRAZ Ron Bell 29.82
1233 DUSTY ARIZONA Elizabeth Bont 29.74
2233 PUSH THE PAINT Jeff Britton 29.94
5114 BLACK ROGUE Owen Makin 29.77
2274 TIME AND MONEY Anthony Bragg 30.40
Race 8 – GREYHOUND RECORDER PAWS OF THUNDER SF4
9:57 PM NG 520 Metres $5300-1500-750
4514 THINGS MISSING Mark Gatt 29.68
5522 RYBENBROOK Anthony Lord 30.38
4111 PRINCE DIABLO John Finn 29.55
2131 COLD FUSION Neil Falls 29.70
3722 WONGAWILLI WALA Graeme Bate 29.86
6473 DANA BEL Rodney McDonald 29.93
1443 SIENNA'S DELIGHT Dean Swain 30.08
3612 ALLEN HERTZ Graeme Bate 30.00
4244 FUNTASTIC SHIRAZ Carly Absalom 30.22
7214 MATILDA'S CHARM Robert Giltinan 29.94
Saturday's (September 17) meeting also saw Jonathan Shaw from the ACT win the James Boag Ice Chest after purchasing a bottle of James Boags at Friday's meeting.
The major prize draw for a $1,000 gift voucher at The Good Guys will be drawn on Saturday October 1, following the Greyhound Recorder Paws of Thunder Final.