THE OTHER KOBE (t2) wins Saturday’s opening heat in 28.77 from Hawkfield Blue (t4 centre) and Whyaye Man (t1 rails). Clonbrien Treaty (t6 far left) is fourth, just missing out on a Quarter Final slot. Photo: © Steve Nash

DROOPYS PIVOTEL (t3) leads home his heat 2 rivals in 28.93 Photo: © Steve Nash

CHURCHFIELD SYD leads at the first bend in heat 3 Photo: © Steve Nash

GROUCHOS DUKE (t2) leads Glengar Martha (t6) on his way to winning heat 5 in 28.98 for Irish trainer John Byrne Photo: © Steve Nash

BALLYMAC SLICK (t5) gets up to beat Cooliogold (t2) in the concluding heat with Hawkfield Abbie (t4 right) staying on to take third. Photo: © Steve Nash

KING MEMPHIS (right) moves up on the inside to take over the lead at the first bend from fast away Ballinabola Ed, going on to score in 28.74 Photo: © Steve Nash