CUP RIVALS: Local Lismore Workers Club Cup hopes Captain Bravo and Club Sportz did battle last Tuesday night at Colemans Point with Captain Bravo finishing strongly to win by half a length in 30.26 seconds. Captain Bravo has drawn box eight in the sixth race tomorrow while Club Sportz has drawn box one in the seventh.
CUP RIVALS: Local Lismore Workers Club Cup hopes Captain Bravo and Club Sportz did battle last Tuesday night at Colemans Point with Captain Bravo finishing strongly to win by half a length in 30.26 seconds. Captain Bravo has drawn box eight in the sixth race tomorrow while Club Sportz has drawn box one in the seventh. LISA VANDERSTOK

Class aplenty in Cup heats

FOUR heats of the Lismore Workers Club Cup, a Group 2 event over 520 metres, will highlight an outstanding program at the Lismore Greyhound Raceway tomorrow.

The Lismore club has been allocated a Sunday afternoon timeslot starting at 12.50pm.

The fifth race, the opening heat of the cup, is full of chances.

Jai Elation, a winner of his past three starts including a last start 30.04s run over 520m at Wentworth Park, is the likely favourite.

But he will surely be tested by a well-travelled and in-form Bogie Bomber.

Bogie Bomber won at Sandown in Victoria in 29.91s for the 515m trip on October 8 and followed that with a third placing at Cannington in Western Australia on October 17.

Add Ipswich Auction winner Rail Raider and the in-form Kallan Bale to the mix and it should be a great race.

The second heat features the promising Robo Raptor and Paddy Bell, which contested the Ipswich Cup final last week, and local hopes Captain Bravo and Enforcer Fred.

In the third heat, the speedy Club Sportz has drawn perfectly in box one and should be prominent for a long way.

Orara Flash is racing in rare form, winning his past three starts in Brisbane, the two most recent in best-of-the-night times.

Banzai Pipeline, a recent 30.03s 520m Lismore winner, and Black Ruler, a winner of 21 races, look to be the best of the others.

In the final heat, last year’s cup winner Whirly Storm will have her work cut out to qualify.

Danny Phantom from Victoria has drawn ideally in box one and, as a winner of 22 races, this seasoned campaigner must be respected.

Azure Allegro, a flying machine in the early stages of her races, is capable of leading for a long way but the last 40 metres may test the Neville Robson-trained sprinter.

Excel Like Time, a winner of 19 of his 38 starts and a recent finalist in the Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park, is another well-fancied runner in this heat.

First and second in the four heats will progress to the $30,000-to-the-winner final next Thursday night, November 5.

A jumping castle will be provided tomorrow to keep the kids entertained and the bistro will be open for lunch from 12 noon.


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