Thursday Night’s Lismore Cup Final

The highly anticipated Group 2 Lismore Workers Club Cup Final will be held on Thursday night and with a $30 000 to-the-winner prize on offer it is sure to be a hotly contested event.

The field is made up of four local runners and a number of Queensland raiders.

The Nev Robson-trained Azzure Allegro has drawn the outside box one for the race and although not the strongest finisher in races, she still boasts a solid career record of 16 wins from 32 starts, which will likely see her start as the odds-on favourite.

She easily ran the fastest winning heat in a slick time of 29.97, drowning her rivals by eight lengths in her fifth start and fourth victory at Lismore over 520m.

Another top fancy for Thursday night’s final is the William Morris-trained Club Sportz drawing box four, with many saying Azzure Allegro and Club Sportz will be chasing each other down for the lead.

Other strong contenders set to put up a fight including Robo Raptor in box three and Tony Brett’s Banzai Pipeline from box seven. Banzai Pipeline ran a sizzling time of 30.04 seconds in his heat, the second fastest qualifier, defeating Club Sportz by three and a quarter lengths.

Ipswich Gold Cup finalist Robo Raptor has drawn barrier three for the final, after winning by a head over Black Attack in their heat.

Group 2 Lismore Cup Final Field & Box Draw:

Box Last 4 Greyhound Trainer Best Time T/D
1 4111 AZURE ALLEGRO Neville Robson 29.97
2 6112 KULU BUNYIP John Clarson 30.14
3 1131 ROBO RAPTOR 30.44
4 1122 CLUB SPORTZ William Morris 30.27
5 1352 BLACK ATTACK 30.45
6 7232 DULCINEA 30.16
7 1251 BANZAI PIPELINE Tony Brett 30.03
8 1241 SIDE CUTTER 30.37
9 2233 EMO APPEAL John Harris 30.30
10 6323 SPIRITUAL CLOUD Gavin Lowe 30.14

Lismore Thursday Night Race-Card:

Race 1 – Lismore Gbota Stake (420m) M – 7:27pm

Race 2 – Northern Rivers Gbota Stake (420m) Grade 5 – 7:52pm

Race 3 – Henry Winkler Smash Repairs Final (634m) Grade 4/5 – 8:11pm

Race 4 – Northern Rivers Stud (520m) M – 8:35pm

Race 5 – S & L Sand & Gravel Invitation (420m) NG – 8:55pm

Race 6 – Harvey’s Towing Stayers Trophy (635m) NG – 9:14pm

Race 7 – Tony Turcato Painting Stake (520m) NG – 9:35pm

Race 8 – Lismore Workers Club Cup Final (520m) NG – 9:57pm

Race 9 – Renzo Park Stake (420m) Grade 5 – 10:22pm

Race 10 – GRNSW Appreciation Stake (520m) Grade 4/5 – 10:39pm