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Young stars out to play at Longwood

Race caller and GRVextra tipster James Van de Maat has bred three of the seven puppies who are lining up in the Sylveser Doyle Puppy Championship on Sunday at Longwood.

Erupt Eve Lad, Lieu Knee Annie and Gotham Queen are out of Evie’s Enity first litter to Barcia Bale.

Erupt Eve Lad is undefeated in two coursing events, the Buller Wine’s White’s Dog Puppy Final at Benalla and the Matthew Ryan Trophy at Longwood.

Lieu Knee Annie won the Smith and Calder Sign’s Puppy final at Benalla.

Gotham Queen had success on the coursing circuit in the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club Mixed Puppy Final at Lang Lang.

With eight victories from 17 starts on the circle track and four minor placings, Gotham Queen has also made her mark on the circle tracks.

WATCH: Gotham Queen win at Warrnambool from box four in a best of the night time. 

With $5,375 on offer throughout the three Championship courses Van de Maat is proud to have bred a litter that is able to compete against some of greyhound racing’s up and coming stars.

“It is so rewarding to have bred such a promising litter,”

“This years Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championship has been a very strong series and it wont be easy to come away with a win.”

Van de Maat believes that Erupt Eve Lad is the better of the three chances.

“He is a very classy young dog. He can trial very quick on the circle track but does lack experience.”

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The twin-code Slips to Boxes Challenge will also feature on Sunday at Longwood.

The Challenge rewards greyhounds that win three courses up the straight at Longwood on Sunday by seeing them qualify for the $1,650 to-the-winner final, to be held on the circle over 390 metres at Shepparton on June 25.

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