By BRAD ELLIS
AN exciting 10-event card has been set down for decision at the Grafton Greyhounds today with the highlight being race six, the Highland Pet Food Final over 407 metres.
Local trainer John Corrigan looks to be holding all the aces following the box draw with his exciting sprinter Millordo, having drawn perfectly in box one.
This talented son of Modern Assassin is a keen railer and with two slow beginners drawn outside him in boxes two and three it will take something special from his opposition to hold him out.
The Brad Northfield-trained Security Star looks to be the toughest for Millordo to beat.
Security Star has the necessary early pace to lead the field, has also recorded smart time at the circuit and ran a gallant second to Millordo in his heat.
Since the opening of the new loam track at Grafton we have seen the emergence of some very promising young greyhounds and tomorrow two of these will go head to head in the North Coast Challenge Heat with the first and second to contest the final at Tweed heads on June 13.
The two greyhounds in question are the Marlene Ellis-trained Fleet Assassin and Charlie Northfield's Lord Aragorn.
Fleet Assassin has recorded some smart victories here at Grafton, but will need to get a big lead over Lord Aragorn if he is to hold him out in the final stages.
Lord Aragorn has the career record of four starts for three wins and a second while Fleet Assassin has a similar record of five starts for his three wins and a second.
The best bet of the day appears to be Millordo, but he will be at a short price.
Looking for one at a bit of value we will plump for the John Haaring-trained Awesome Shuffle who will line up in the final event of the day.
Awesome Shuffle has been racing well at Lismore in recent starts, but does appear to race at his best at the spacious Grafton circuit.
From box three Awesome Shuffle should get a clear run and prove hard to beat.