After scraping through to the final after finishing fourth in his heat last week, Allen Shaul ($22.70) began brilliantly from box 6 to establish an early lead.
Reign Over Me ($6.90) settled two lengths from the leader with Next Top Model ($8) and last week’s fastest heat winner Symmetry ($4.10) close behind.
Down the back, Reign Over Me looked set to reel in the lamp lighter but Allen Shaul, having just his third start over Sandown’s ‘half-mile,’ kicked again to take out the $20,000 first prize.
South Australian Satanic Cash ($3.80F) flashed home for an eye catching second placing just half a length from the winner.
Tonight’s finalists will now turn their attention to Australia’s richest greyhound race, the $143,000 Group 1 Radio Sport 927 Sandown Cup. Heats for the 47th Sandown Cup will be run on Thursday 6 May with the final to be run on Thursday 13 May.