Heat one was won by Special Girl, who raced up on the outside and was far too good running 30.66, with Golden Fleece and Don’t Josh Me, filling the places.
Heat two was won by Grin And Win, who flew the lids from box six and led all the way in 30.74 after trouble at the first turn. Claire Rose finished second. The Christina Harman trained Trident was probably the run of the race after being run off the track time and time again. He chased gamely to finish third.
Heat four was won by Hara’s Annie at odds of $14.00, who flew the lids and held off the favourite Trio bar in a solid 30.65. She also run 11.98 in the run home, so the 520 proved no problem for the daughter of Cosmic Chief. Miss Pitty Pat wound up third.
Heat five was once again won by the favourite in Jungle Junction, a daughter of Cindeen Shelby. She too speared out and put the race beyond date early on. She triggered the timer at 30.66. Iva Vision, the son of Ivan Brown, finished second and Garrangay Duk wound up in third.
Heat six saw Bundy Benz, the daughter of Dashing Corsair for Geoff Uhrane, salute in 30.91 showing that sometimes race experienced can be a huge advantage. Sovereign Magic ran second and Werins Lace rounded out the placings.
Heat seven was won by Not the One, who loomed up only in the straight to zoom past the early leaders in a slow 31.22 for club president Rob Essex. Giggling Panther and Premier Leo finished second and third respectively.
Heat eight was the one everyone had come to see with boom pup Size Does Matter engaged. He found trouble early and received check after check. Mid way through he looked no chance, but to his credit he chased hard and railed up around the home turn and raced away for a fantastic victory in 30.95. His run home time was no doubt the best of the night. Skuzi ran second and Wild Boy held on well for third.
Heat nine, and time honours for the night, went to Angvella, a son of Just the Best and Joy Esme, who was quickest early and stopped the clock in a fast 30.43. He looks like one that will be mighty hard to beat in the final if he gets through next weeks semis. What it Shrinks wound up second and Spring Caprice third.
Round two gets underway this Saturday night.