The $145,000 Group 1 AJS Corporation Silver Chief (525m) kicks off this Saturday night with the first of a three-week series at The Meadows.
Australia’s best young male sprinters will line up in 10 heats this weekend, with winners, second and third placegetters and the two fastest fourths progressing to the semi-final stage on December 27.
The final on January 3 - worth $100,000 to the winner – is the first Group 1 event to be run and won in 2015.
Some of the highlights from Saturday night’s heats include:
Heat two: Lightly raced guns Tiggerlong Await (box six), Weston East (box one) and Dawkins Bale (box eight) look to continue the great starts to their career.
Heat four: Melbourne Cup and Hobart Thousand finalist Above All has drawn perfectly in box one against the speedy Droopys Bentley (box six) and classy NSW raider Bad Boy Sniper (box two).
Heat six: Clash Of Kings (box seven) is fresh off a fast 29.98 win at The Meadows, and faces Walt Bale (box eight), who won his Maiden at The Meadows in 30.05.
Heat seven: Melbourne Cup winner Dyna Villa has drawn box seven against the Darren McDonald-trained Gunloch (box four), who won in 29.98 at his last start at The Meadows.
Heat nine: The unbeaten Dyna Double One (box six) took out the Maiden final at The Meadows last week in 29.81. He takes on classy Tasmanian chaser Prescribe (box seven) and Astronomize (box eight) for leading WA trainer Paul Stuart.
Heat 10: Quartz Bale – a greyhound who won all of his first nine career starts – has drawn box eight in the final heat. NSW chaser Smoken Jimmy (box one) is a recent 29.62 winner at Wentworth Park.
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