Uno Suzie remains on target to take out her third Group race title in six weeks, after qualifying for the Group 2 Bob Payne Spring Sprint at Wentworth Park on Saturday night (September 19).
Finishing second behind Brad Hill Billy in the final heat, Uno Suzie was piped by just a neck on the line, with the winner stopping the clock at 29.90.
Trainer of Uno Suzie, Anthony Azzopardi also saw My Boy Snoop qualifier fastest for the series decider. Jumping from box one in the second heat, My Boy Snoop was impressive in beating Ritza Rossi in 29.67.
Steve White prepared Paua To Roar took the opening heat from Goldengrove Lad in 29.81, while it was Funky Punk off box one in the third qualifiers which beat home Lady Livingston.
The $40,000 to the winner final is an open final with all runners having winning chances.
Anthony Azzopardi said following the draw that he was reasonably happy with the draw, and while he likes to see Uno Suzie off the track more, she is racing is good enough form to overcome box four.
"She (Uno Suzie) won the Black Top and Canberra Cup both from wide draws, but she the draw around her is suitable," Azzopardi said.
"I was wrapped with My Boy Snoop tonight, he showed what he can do and there is no reason why he can't do that again in the Final."
The annual series, is named in honour of the late Robert Payne, who served as the NSW GBOTA Chairman from 1978-1985. The box draw, for the Group 2 Bob Payne is:
Check out fastest qualifier, My Boy Snoops run again below