A classy field will assemble at Crayford for the 2018 Ladbrokes Gold Collar, which kicks off on Tuesday and it will see Greyhound Derby semi-finalist Saleen Ash aim to build on a fine run in the Towcester showpiece last month, and will line up in the first of six 540m qualifying heats.

Oakfield Caesar was a runner-up in this competition 12 months ago, and is set to line up again to try and go one better, while the likes of Shotgun Bullet, Roxholme Tiger, Droopys Who, Cloncunny Major and Black Farren are just another notable quintet entered for the event, which should be a cracking competition over the next few weeks, and should provide a host of thrills and spills.

2018 Ladbrokes Gold Collar First Round Draw

Tuesday 12th June

Heat 1

  1. Oh Yesyesyes
  2. Can't Teach That
  3. Garryglass Teddy
  4. Jackeen Flyer (m)
  5. Mustang Thrill (w)
  6. Saleen Ash (w)

Heat 2

  1. Mustang Swift
  2. Tinas Paddy
  3. Old Fort Comet
  4. Shotgun Bullet (m)
  5. Roxholme Tiger (m)
  6. Hollylake Fly (w)

Heat 3

  1. Ninja Penny
  2. Sporting Ranger
  3. Newlawn Scout
  4. Whistling Mall (m)
  5. Droopys Edge (m)
  6. Petes Boy (w)

Heat 4

  1. Courts Ad Darcey
  2. Droopys Dresden
  3. Maireads Ivy
  4. Rathcoole Ronnie (m)
  5. Goldsmith Slick (m)
  6. Travelin Soldier (w)

Heat 5

  1. Kentish Ranger
  2. Cloncunny Major
  3. Black Farren
  4. Greenfield Gate (m)
  5. Scran And Peeve (m)
  6. Glenbeg Val (w)

Heat 6

  1. Droopys Who
  2. Snowdon Archie
  3. Droopys Polly
  4. Toss The Coin (m)
  5. Jaytee Milan (m)
  6. Oakfield Caesar (w)