Julie King and Splash Of Class after taking out the fourth semi-final of the Renzo Park Future Stars.
Julie King and Splash Of Class after taking out the fourth semi-final of the Renzo Park Future Stars.

Semi-finals full of class



THE four semi-finals of the Renzo Park Future Stars series provided some outstanding greyhound racing action at Colemans Point in Lismore on Tuesday night.

In the opening semi-final, Freddy, from the powerful Tony Brett kennel in Queensland, disputed the lead with Katakolo for the first 100 metres but was too strong for that greyhound to win by 3-1/2 lengths in 24.36 seconds.

In the second semi, Gnarley Babe started a $19.10 chance for Bill and Jan Warner and did well to hold off a luckless Evil Adams, the even money favourite, by 3-1/4 lengths in 24.47s, the slowest of the four semi-finals.

The impeccably bred Bogie Ace (Black Enforcer Bogie Leigh) improved sharply on his qualifying run to run down a game Bargero in 24.16s, the fastest time of the four semis.

Bogie Ace beat Bargero by three-quarters of a length and ensured Tony Brett had two runners in the rich final.

In the other semi, Splash Of Class proved she had just that with a solid 3-1/4 length win over Itza Girl Trick for Julie King.

The time was a good 24.19s, just 0.03s slower than Bogie Ace.

The box draw for the $12,000-to- the-winner final at Colemans Point next Tuesday night is: 1 Bargero, 2 Bogie Ace, 3 Katakolo, 4 Gnarley Babe, 5 Freddy, 6 Splash Of Class, 7 Itza Girl Trick, 8 Evil Adams, 9 Drive Up (1st res), 10 Striking Force (2nd res).



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