Jury still out on cup outcome
THE clash of Queenslander Jury and top local hope Terra Torra should highlight the Lismore Workers Cup Final (520m) at Ladbrokes Park greyhounds track tomorrow night.
Jury was perfectly drawn in box one and set the time standard in the night of qualifiers last week with a slashing all-the-way victory in 29.57 seconds on a rain-affected track.
Jury, trained by Queensland's leading mentor Tony Brett, is the reigning National Sprint champion and is nicely placed for the $40,000-to-the-winner final, having drawn box three.
Ryan Newstead's Terra Torra kept her unbeaten Lismore record intact when she led throughout to hold off the luckless Opal Nera - also from the Tony Brett kennel - by a length-and-a-half in the slick time of 29.71 seconds.
Terra Torra won the Casino Cup last month and should be right in the Lismore final after drawing ideally in box one.
It will be Terra Torra's toughest test against a seasoned line-up of top city class greyhounds.
The other heat winners last week were Snug, which clocked 29.71s from box eight for Darren Russell, and Lee Wylie's Tooka Turn, which relished the box eight draw with a 29.95s win.
The first race on a 10-event card tomorrow night will be at 6.50pm, with the cup set to jump at 8.30pm.