BURNIE greyhound trainer Sandy Elphinstone is set to register her biggest win this season if her talented stayer Posh Will can emerge triumphant in the Launceston Mitsubishi Distance Medley final over 720 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston next week.
Posh Will cemented a berth in next Monday night’s final by scoring an impressive win in a heat of th4 series over 720 metres and that followed an equally impressive win in a first round heat of the series over 600 metres a week earlier.
The Elphinstone-trained dog won impressively over 600 metres but last Monday night’s heat win was more impressive.
Posh Will was not the best beginner and settled midfield at the post the first time.
He improved from the 400-metre peg and when he moved alongside tear away leader Hollyheath nearing the home he staked his claim on the race.
Posh Will went on to score by 2-1/2 lengths from Cheetah Zorro with Disney Bound just over a length away third.
Posh Will was the only one to win both heats on his way to the final.
The final was made up of the eight top point scores from the two round of heats.
The winner earned 11 points with eight points for second and six for third.
Fourth place earned four points and points decreased by one through to seventh with no points awarded for last.
The Brendan Pursell-trained Side Com earned his place in the final by winning his heat over 720 metres on Monday night and that followed a second in his first-round heat a week earlier.
Side Com began brilliantly from box two but had to contend with Riley Diary challenging on his outside until they reached the home turn the last time.
But Side Com shrugged him off at the business end of proceedings and went on to score by over six lengths from the fast-finishing Wynburn Jet with Daintree Lover grabbing third 1-1/2 lengths away and just in advance of Riley Diary that tired noticeably over the final 50 metres.
Side Com stopped the clock at 43.27s that was the fastest of the three heat winners.
Wynburn Jet also made it into the final and if he can be more n touch with the leaders in the final he looms as a chance to win the race.
Consistent bitch Hellyeah Trish made her way into the final with a last-stride win in her second round heat last Monday night.
Hellyeah Trish looked to have no hope of winning when the field wheeled its way down the back stretch.
Chick Com held sway after beginning well from box three and looked home for all money when she hit the top of the straight with a three-length break.
But Hellyeah Trish had other ideas as she knuckled down to her task over the concluding stages.
Hellyeah Trish darted back to the fence about 100 metres out and she rallied along the rail to grab victory by a head from Dasher Dooley in the shadows of the post.
Chick Com held on for third despite tiring badly over the concluding stages.
The field for the final is packed with talent and one of which the Launceston club would be proud.