Dazzle you sets the pace
DIAMONDS Amore will start as the underdog in today's $30,000 Border Park Galaxy, but with just half a second separating all eight qualifiers, any dog could have its day.
The heat four winner jumped well but managed only a conservative 23.67 seconds for the 420m distance in Saturday's qualifier, 0.54 seconds adrift the fastest greyhound.
That title goes to heat two victor, Dazzle You, who ran a blistering 23.13s to be the quickest by 0.11s to 2008 Galaxy place-getter Taipan Bale (23.24s) in the eighth.
Early favourite Hanify's Impact from heat seven was a further hundredth-of-a-second off the pace (23.25), ahead of local hope Intelligence (heat six - 23.31s), Royal Surfer (heat five - 23.37), Classy Kate (heat three - 23.48s) and Bells Fair (heat one - 23.62).
“I like the two, Dazzle You to win it,” said Border Park Raceway secretary manager Stephen McGrath.
“It was a great run on Saturday and if it repeats that form, you will be lining up to claim your winnings from the bookmakers.
“For the places I will stick with times and go for Taipan Bale and Hanify's Impact.”
Race six on a 10-race program, the Galaxy is set to jump at about 2.47pm.
The day's racing program also includes the final of the Greyhound Racing New South Wales County Challenge and the final of the Club Banora Maiden.
Gates open at 10am, with the first local race, a Maiden 420m, to jump at 1.15pm.
Full on-course and interstate betting facilities are available on course in the club's undercover auditorium.