Hayley Keightley's Roxholme Nidge produced a sensational track record-breaking performance in the first round of the Romford Puppy Cup last week, and the exciting youngster will aim to book his place in the final on Friday night when he lines up in the second of three mouth-watering semi-finals, which will see the first two qualify for the blue riband event.

A runaway eight-length winner of his first round heat, recording a rapid 23.26secs, the November '15 raider will be aiming to cement his place as the clear favourite for the event, and he has been drawn in trap one in his semi-final, which will see him take on the likes of Headford Kev and Hit The Roaduk, but it will be a tough task for that duo to challenge Keightley's star, if he emulates his first round win.

King Elvis is the other contender priced below double figures with the bookmakers, and the Liz McNair-trained speedster was also a winner in his first round race (23.76secs), and will be the star attraction in the first eliminator, where he will have to strut his stuff from trap four, and will be aiming to book his place in the final to face a huge matchup with Roxholme Nidge, who is one of the most exciting talents in training.

2017 Romford Puppy Cup Semi-FInal Draw

Friday 22nd September

Heat 1

  1. Sneezys Flo
  2. Ballymac Father
  3. Sporting Dave
  4. King Elvis (m)
  5. Queen Anna (m)
  6. Pro Magic (w)

Heat 2

  1. Roxholme Nidge
  2. Linden Twiggy
  3. Wuheida
  4. Hit The Roaduk (m)
  5. Kilmore Lemon (m)
  6. Headford Kev (w)

Heat 3

  1. Miss Boley
  2. Foxwood Boom
  3. Bubbly Panther
  4. Dudleys Irene (m)
  5. Prize Fighter (m)
  6. Headford Octane (w)