A big thanks to Steve Nash for the Saturday night batch of pix.

He now no doubt off to enjoy his 75th 😁 birthday party – Ed


AZURITE (t3) short heads Coss Tokyo (t1) in Saturday’s opening heat 9. Diane Henry’s Unreal Bruiser (t2) takes third but kennelmate Clona Curly (t5 right) misses out in fourth. Photo: © Steve Nash

BALLINABOLA ED storms into a first bend lead to take heat 10 in 28.91 Photo: © Steve Nash

ANTIGUA HAWK (t5) leads at the first bend from Faypoint Harvey (t4), going on to win heat 11 in 28.77. Ballymac Gizmo (t1 on rail) followed him home with Droopys Doughnut (t6 far left) also qualifying. Photo: © Steve Nash

EDWARDS (t1 rails) leads at the turn from El Tornillo (t3) and Boylesports Bob (t6) in heat 13 Photo: © Steve Nash

BALLYMAC FINN (t2) takes a middle course winning heat 14 from Hawkfield Abbie (t3) – as Savana Jackpot (t6 far right) and Jim By Two (t1) dead heat for the remaining qualifying spot. Photo: © Steve Nash

WHYAYE MAN (t3) wins heat 15 from Grouchos Duke (t1) with Droopys Pivotel (t4) joining them in the 48 stage. Photo: © Steve Nash

NEVER SAY NO (t3 right) reels in Miracle (t5), winning by a neck to conclude the second round heats Photo: © Steve Nash

Derby sponsor Ben Keith’s Goldie demonstating a typical placid nature as one of several retired dogs who roamed the crowd on Saturday. Photo: © Steve Nash