Seamus Cahill's Sporting Dave got the better of Trade Fudge in the final of the 2018 Coral Sussex Cup at Hove and that pair will line up in the showpiece competition on the south coast, which kicks off on Thursday and sees 36 top class greyhounds head to the track to try and claim the coveted crown.

The first round draw for the event has been made with Sporting Dave and Trade Fudge avoiding each other in the first round eliminators, which will see the first three from each heat qualify for the semi-finals, but that pair will face a multitude of lively adversaries in an event that has some first class winners down the years.

King Turbo, Brinkleys Poet and Clash are just three of the recognisable names in the first round, as they look to make it into the latter stages of the event, but connections of all the dogs will head to Hove dreaming of success, and you can check out the first round for the 2019 Coral Sussex Cup below, which has thrown up some mouth-watering clashes.

*The Coral Sussex Cup was redrawn on 15/07/2019

2019 Coral Sussex Cup First Round Draw

Thursday 18th July

Heat 1

  1. Swift Bullet
  2. Slaheny Star
  3. Slaneyside Sylvy
  4. Droopys Gold
  5. Ten More (w)
  6. Droopys Nirvana (w)

Heat 2

  1. Sidaz Jet
  2. Piemans Star
  3. Sporting Dave
  4. Towstar Freddie (m)
  5. Nans Dream (w)
  6. Headford Maurice (w)

Heat 3

  1. Droopys Denny
  2. Brave Venture
  3. Classic Tune
  4. Rogue Convict (m)
  5. Ower Boy Bullet (w)
  6. Waste House Eco (w)

Heat 4

  1. Nice Mystery
  2. Arthur Noodle
  3. Sheldan
  4. Antigua Rum (m)
  5. Power Magic (w)
  6. Waste House Bell (w)

Heat 5

  1. King Turbo
  2. Clairekeith Zane
  3. Seaglass Phantom
  4. Antigua Sands (m)
  5. Greenmount Jet (w)
  6. Headford Maurice (w)

Heat 6

  1. Brinkleys Poet
  2. Nans Major
  3. Deep Pockets
  4. Clash (m)
  5. Alien Sea (m)
  6. Lemount Venus (w)