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Star Sports Derby - Towcester 500M - £175,000 - Friday's heats

Friday – Heats 11-21

Charlie Lister OBE fields his six-strong Derby in this batch of heats.

The first of the Lister team to run is the greyhound that many feel is his best chance of landing the event for an incredible eighth time.

Dorotas Woo Hoo, who starts from trap six in the 11th qualifier, arrives on the back of a fantastic success in the RPGTV Scottish Derby.

The May ’15 true wide runner has improved in his two trials over course and distance and appears the best in this heat, in which Philip Simmonds has litter brothers Bang On Giles and Castell Henry in traps three and four.

Cloran Paddy, fifth to Jaytee Jet in last year’s Derby final, is the second of Lister’s dogs to run. He starts from trap four in Heat 13. It is difficult to imagine this stamina-stacked three-year-old not making the first three.

Talking of those from last year, Lenson Rocky, fourth in the decider last June, goes from trap two in Heat 14. Now trained by Tony Collet, the June ’14 son of Droopys Scolari has been lightly campaigned and appears open to improvement.

Richard Rees’ Black Zack – runner-up to Graham Holland’s Garryvoe Bobby in the Arc final at Swindon - bumps into a couple more residents from the Irish trainer’s Co Tipperary kennels when taking on Ballinakil Clare and Drive On Tipp in Heat 15.

Newinn Shadow joined Lister in February after starting his UK career with Hove trainer Seamus Cahill. He has looked good in trials and starts for the first time for his new master in Heat 16, in which he’ll take on his kennelmate, Dorotas Vic, amongst others.

Dorotas Wildcat, a brother of Dorotas Woo Hoo, is one of the best chances the locals have and Kevin Hutton’s dog gets his Derby tilt under way from trap three in Heat 18.

Fweshfromthesesh, trained by Alfie Herbert, has impressed in warm-up trials and takes on Pat Buckley’s Coolavanny Mason, the runner-up in the Scottish Derby final.

The last heat of the evening sees the return to the Derby of Hiya Butt, who so nearly landed the event when beaten a half-length after leading everywhere bar the line in the final last year. Th extra 20 metres at Towcester will make life more difficult but he is a class act and merits the utmost respect.

Hiya Butt, trained by Hayley Keightley, meets the Lister duo Stay Loose and Keplar Nine, amongst others, in the 21st qualifier.

Friday Heat 11-21

Heat 11

1 Airport Jumbo

2 Jaytee President

3 Bang On Giles

4 Castell Henry

5 Bubbly Turbo (m)

6 Dorotas Woo Hoo (w)

Heat 12

1 Minnies Highway

2 Garryglass Teddy

3 Bar The Warrior

4 Bentekes Bocko

5 Vacant

6 Maireads Spring (w)

Heat 13

1 Bubbly Express

2 Burgess Pappa

3 Graigues Loch

4 Cloran Paddy

5 Ashbank Puma (m)

6 Newinn Champ (w)

Heat 14

1 Romeo Treaty

2 Lenson Rocky

3 Cunning Joker

4 Shaneboy Style

5 Swift Hansel (m)

6 Master Kelly (w)

Heat 15

1 Ballymac Sarahjo

2 Kentish Duke

3 Ballinakil Clare

4 Drive On Tipp

5 Black Zack (m)

6 Aayamzacraftyone (w)

Heat 16

1 Bobaloubar

2 Bruisers Bullet

3 Quavor Knight

4 Bubbly Bluebird

5 Newinn Shadow (m)

6 Dorotas Vic (w)

Heat 17

1 Jaytee Denver

2 Impressive Guy

3 Bottom Line

4 Sab Miller

5 Saleen Ash (m)

6 Carlos Count (w)

Heat 18

1 Clash

2 Newinn Blitz

3 Dorotas Wildcat

4 Adageo Gold

5 Sneezys Martin (m)

6 Cappoquin Jack (w)

Heat 19

1 Toy Solider

2 Coolavanny Mason

3 Huarache Scotty

4 Kentish Fame

5 Garryglass Champ (m)

6 Fweshfromthesesh (w)

Heat 20

1 Droopys Acrobat

2 Frankies Lady

3 Droopys Rogue

4 Madabour Eoghan

5 Bubbly Torpedo (m)

6 Drumkeen Oyster

Heat 21

1 Theres The Bell

2 Hiya Butt

3 Pacey Bambi

4 Stay Loose

5 Bramble Robson (m)

6 Keplar Nine (w)