A star-studded field has been assembled for the 2018 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket, which kicks off at Crayford greyhound stadium on Tuesday, and the first of six heats will be an absolute hum-dinger in the 714m showpiece as Jaytee Patriot, Russelena Reggie and Roswell Romanov are set to do battle, while the other three contenders add significant depth to what should be a stunning eliminator.

Huarache Madison is one of the fancied runners for the event, which concludes on February 21, and that stayer will line up in heat five, while other eye-catching contenders in the field include Rubys Rascal, Jackeen Flyer and Goldies Hotspur, who will all be aiming to emulate Boylesports Star, who picked up glory in the event 12 months ago.

2018 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket First Round Draw

Tuesday 13th February

Heat 1

  1. Bubbly Tempest
  2. Roswell Romanov
  3. Russelena Reggie
  4. Romeo Desperado
  5. Shotgun Bullet (m)
  6. Jaytee Patriot (w)

Heat 2

  1. North Sea Tiger
  2. Incredible Flyer
  3. Kiltrea Mike
  4. Queen Lucy
  5. Goldies Hotspur (m)
  6. Dinnington Lady (w)

Heat 3

  1. Romeo Mandate
  2. Slippy Maska
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Meadow
  5. Cooladerry Lid (m)
  6. Kentish Power (w)

Heat 4

  1. Heroic Miss
  2. Rubys Rascal
  3. Rylane Dash
  4. Pollys Pim
  5. Mrs Roo (m)
  6. Leedon Brandy (w)

Heat 5

  1. Zenas Treacle
  2. Millroad Susie
  3. Pointless Pearl
  4. Huarache Madison
  5. Piemans Jet (m)
  6. Bubbly Firebird (w)

Heat 6

  1. Shreyas Solitair
  2. Bubbly Diamond
  3. Jackeen Flyer
  4. Garryglass Champ (m)
  5. Saffrons Bonnie (w)
  6. Bobaloubar (w)