Hurricane Harley ( Bettors Delight - Sugarland ) won his heat by 2.1 metres with a devastating turn of foot in 1.58.4 for the 2280 metres. He is lightly raced with 7 starts for 5 wins and 1 placing and prize money of $91,490.
The 3 year old fillies heats were held at Shepparton the following night and 2 Lauriston runners were engaged.
Pistol Abbey ( Western Terror- Art Princess ) having her first start for 6 months, sat behind the leader and used the sprint lane to win convincingly by 6.8 metres in 1.57.7. Her record stands at 11-3-2-2 , $51,990 and a best time of 1.56.3. Abbey was an APG yearling purchase by Lauriston.
Speak No Evil ( Well Said - Top Tempo ) completed the fillies double for Lauriston leading all the way to win her heat in 1.59.9 by 7.6 metres. She boasts a very impressive record of 13-10-1 ,an excellent mile rate of 1.52.4 and stakes of $137,310 .
The Heats for the 3 year old Colts and Geldings were at Bendigo on August 10, where Poster Boy Somebeachsomewhere _ Aston Villa ) was engaged. He drew Barrier 9 and once the field settled took the lead and won by 4.4 metres in a very fast 1.54.7 . This was .1 of a second outside the track record for the 2150m .
It was a week to remember and all 4 horses advance to the Semi Finals on Saturday August 18 at Bendigo .