21:45 Eclipse final
T1 Mill Bling Bling
Bids for a third Category One victory (and to further enhance his Greyhound of the Year claims) after victories in the Steel City Cup and All England Cup (also from trap one). Readily beaten by Boher Paddy in the first round but has won four from six here and is a greyhound for the big occasion.
T2 Ballymac William
Third in last year's final but has run only six times since, gaining a somewhat fortuitous first win of the season in the semi-final. Should be better suited by this draw (runner-up in both previous starts here from trap two), but despite high class form as a youngster has a bit to find.
T3 Bowtime Joey
Dropped back to four bends for this after reaching the Yorkshire Leger semi-finals and gained a first Nottingham win (at the fourth attempt) in the heats when also drawn trap three. Comparatively lighted-raced and a Gymcrack semi-finalist, but will be highly tested here.
T4 Tudor Prince
Also contesting his second Eclipse final having finished fifth in 2010. Fully deserving of a big prize having been runner-up to Mill Bling Bling Bling in both the Steel City Cup and All England Cup; he was also third in the Laurels. Bound to be involved again but has won only one of his last eight Nottingham starts.
T5 Boher Paddy
The only unbeaten finalist to take his Nottingham record to five wins from six starts (his sole defeat came when finishing second in the Select Stakes). Faced with a potentially tricky draw but has won from both traps four and five previously and is arguably in career best form. Has lost only four times in twenty career starts and will prove hard to beat.
T6 Mark My Words
Runner-up in the Produce Stakes here in October and also finished fourth in the Select, but has won only one of his last eight starts here and just one of his last ten races. Sole middle seed up against five railers but his record is only average when drawn in trap six.
A thrilling final, but with much of the attention sure to focus on dual Category One winner Mill Bling Bling and prolific winning Boher Paddy. The latter, having comfortably accounted for his rival in the heats, would be far shorter in the betting were it not for an awkward trap five draw, but arrives here in peak form and is taken to complete his six-timer. Mill Bling Bling seems to reserve his best for the big occasion and looks the obvious danger, while Tudor Prince's consistency makes him best of the rest ahead of Ballymac William.
Like most of tonight's supporting races this is highly competitive, but Yahoo Jamie is a class act and can poach an early winning advantage despite a far from perfect draw. Dromana Max has an excellent record here and would be a big danger if getting out. Destroy The Camp posted a first class sprint trial.
Wide open again but Sakara Star should be suited by this stiff 500m and can make it five wins in his last seven at the expense of littermate Mays Harvestmoon who runs this track well and would be a big threat if breaking. Coin Case continues to please.
Another hot heat. Moving Marge would be a big player if trapping in front, while Rebellious Queen has excellent back form here, but rarely wins these days. Strong running Pond Shefelia is always a threat. But ex season Bush Whitney looks perfectly drawn and can win judged on her Oaks first round effort.
Farloe Ashes has won four from five here and can reverse Sheffield form with Power Charge back at his favourite venue. Scurry winner Drumcove Lad also holds obvious claims but prolific winning Lil Risky may prove too sharp from an ideal 'red' draw.
Produce winner Go Go Sonic has a strong record here but faces a stiff early battle with fast starting Freds Champ, who is very capable when securing an early lead. Mill Spartacus put up a stunning effort at Doncaster and is worth following until beaten.
Vivas Reason has won four of her last five and appears well treated on the draw outside two rails seeking rivals. Useful Fleeting Image can go well first time at a track and has to be respected, but there are fewer gamer sorts than Anfi Gem, whose four bend trial should ensure he is spot on.
Capoley Ash continues to impress and can make it four from four in marathons - he is simply not for opposing at the moment. Ayamzagirl will doubtless run her usual good race, but Ministry Magpie could split the pair now back up in trip after a near miss in the Kent Leger on Saturday.
Capoley Ash 21:25
Boher Paddy 21:45
Lil Risky 20:35
Mill Spartacus 20:50
Anfi Gem 21:10
Yahoo Jamie 19:40
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