Cahill's Danneel is fastest in Brighton Belle heats
Seamus Cahill: trains Brighton Belle heat winner Droopys DanneelPICTURE: STEVE NASH
SIX heats of the Coral Brighton Belle were the highlight of Hove's programme on Thursday night and fastest qualifier going forward to next week's semi-finals is Droopys Danneel.
The opening eliminator saw Kath Harris's Belle Vue raider Starmount Swift (9-4) make all of the running to beat the unlucky Fortunata by 1 1/4L in a time of 29.98sec.
Mark Wallis had four runners in heat two and it was his Aero Joker (5-2) who showed grit and determination to rally and beat Sherrys Rebound by 1/2L in 30.20sec.
Derek Knight's well-supported Seven Of Spades (7-4F) enjoyed a dream run on the fence in heat three to beat the eyecatching Ayamzabeauty by 3/4L in 29.94sec.
Heat four went to Seamus Cahill's Droopys Danneel (7-2) who turned second to the fast-starting Scramble and got on top close home to score by 3/4L in 29.87sec.
There was a surprise result in heat five when Claude Gardiner's Parkwest Angel (8-1) beat Droopys Hiss by the shortest of short heads in a clock of 30.17sec.
Last of the six eliminators went to Jason Heath's 12-1 chance Ballymac Sicily who belied her starting price to romp to a 3 3/4L success in 29.91sec.
Draw for next Thursday's semi-finals:
First: 1 Parkwest Angel, 2 Droopys Hiss, 3 Droopys Milla, 4 Story Time (m), 5 Droopys Danneel (m), 6 Ayamzabeauty (w).
Second: 1 Seven Of Spades, 2 Scramble, 3 Airforce Jewel, 4 Ballymac Sicily, 5 Sharies Miller (m), 6 Jaytee Monroe (w).
Third: 1 Starmount Swift, 2 Aero Joker, 3 Steam Machine, 4 Fortunata (m), 5 Sherrys Rebound (m), 6 Hailsham Hawk (w).