Heats to highlight Saturday's meeting under lights

London Tom with handler Graham Sheather following a win at Wagga in August. London Tom on Saturday will be aiming to secure a place in the Young Hotel Final on Boxing Day. Photo: Courtney Rees
London Tom with handler Graham Sheather following a win at Wagga in August. London Tom on Saturday will be aiming to secure a place in the Young Hotel Final on Boxing Day. Photo: Courtney Rees

Heats of the South West Slopes Credit Union Young Cup and Young Hotel Series will headline racing at Alfred Oval on Saturday night.

Greyhounds who negotiate the heats will qualify for the finals to be held on Boxing Day.

The two heats of the Young Cup has failed to attract full fields with five greyhounds entered in each race respectively. Only two greyhounds will miss a run in the decider, with the fastest eight greyhounds on Saturday progressing to the $3000-to-the-winner Cup final.

Young trainers Angela Della Bosca, John Hill and Timothy McCaffery have representatives from their respective kennels in the heats.

Elzy Lay for Della Bosca is set to jump from box one in the opening heat, while Hill's-trained Vanda Mick and Dana Jill for McCaffery are lining up in heat two.

Wallendbeen trainers Jack and Lorraine Roy have Jason's Chance in the second also.

"It's good prizemoney on Boxing Day. We didn't get full fields in the Cup's two heats but there's good fields for six heats of the Young Hotel series," Vicki Prest of the Young Greyhound Club said.

The Young Hotel Series Final on Boxing Day is worth $1200-to-the-winner.

Winners of each of the six heats on Saturday will secure a spot and the two fastest second placegetters will also book a berth.

The first of 10 races starts under lights from 7.30pm Saturday.