Warrnambool held seven heats of the Group Two Warrnambool Cup on Wednesday night, with the winners and fastest second making up the $67,000 field. The 2018 Warrnambool Cup will be run on Wednesday 2 May and will have free buses to transfer racegoers from the Warrnmabool Gallops directly to the greyhounds.
Heat one went the way of Aston Duke (2), who ran down Nangar Warrior (1) to win by 0.16 lengths in a time of 25.172sec.
The trip from Perth didn’t bother Striker Light (4) who ran down a very speedy Burn Like Fire (8) to win heat two of the Warrnambool Cup in a slick 24.923sec.
Black Mumbo used the wide box to make it through to another Country Cup, winning heat three in a time of 25.267sec.
Box eight held the advantage for the second consecutive heat, this time for Aston Dinnigan who defeated Beast Unleashed in a time of 25.247sec.
Lightning Frank kept locals hopes of a Warrnambool Cup win alive, winning heat five of the Warrnambool Cup over Monster Fish in a time of 24.936sec.
Heat six went the way of Horsham Cup winner Jimmy Newob, defeating Zipping Captain who ran the fastest second to gain a start in the Warrnambool Cup.
Zoom Out claimed the seventh heat and final heat of the Warrnambool Cup, defeating Raw Ability in a time of 25.038sec.