It was first blood to Queensland in heat one of ID23 Pacers division when to local Future Assured (Always B Miki) who worked to the top and controlled the race from that point in a mile rate of a slick mile rate of 1:51.9.
Victoria claimed heat two via Better Eclipse (Betterthancheddar) the 2022 Chariots of Fire winner was driven with confidence by Greg Sugars who elected to go forward at the bell to sit outside the leader Captain Shuffles, Sugars controlled the race from that point.
Local star Leap To Fame (Bettor’s Delight) confirmed his favouritism for the final with a easy win in Heat Three in a mile race of 1:51.0.
After Leap To Fame’s victory all eyes was on his half-brother Swayzee (Rock N Roll Heaven) to see if he could match the deeds of half sibling and after Cameron Hart sent the five-year-old to the front a lap out the race was all but over in a mile rate of 1:52.5.
In the Trotters heats Ollivici (Orlando Vici) sat behind leader and favourite Mufasa Metro driver Chris Lang came away from the leaders back at the top of the straight to win by
Heat two saw the upset of the night when Plymouth Chubb (Majestic Son) overhaul 1.10 chance Queen Elida in the home straight to win. Plymouth Chubb won by four meters.
Defending champion Just Believe (Orlando Vici) effortless win in the Heat Three confirmed his place at the head of the market for the final on the December 16,
The second round of heats is Tuesday night December 5.