With four length separating the final eight runners which have made the Group 3 Sydney Cup, the 2015 episode is due to be a rip snorter next Saturday at Wentworth Park.
One of three staying features held at Wentworth Park during the spring period, the Sydney Cup qualifiers opened with saw Ada Mary led throughout clocking 42.43, beating Wind Whistler and Entreaty.
Speaking after the race trainer Sharon Grey said she was just so thrilled with the run.
She has done what she needed to do and get out early, so I can't ask much more and happy to be in another Group Final with her.
In the second heat, the judge was unable to split Wild Fire and Dublin Bull. Dublin Bull lead the field but a final challenge from the Mark Gatt prepared Wild Fire on the line resulted in a Dead-Heat being declared.
Laugh With Mary finishing in second while Lithgow Panther finished in fourth position.
Watch the thrilling second heat again:
In a great night of racing at Wentworth Park, Queen Esther recorded her 100th career start, while Bessy Boo clocked up win number 17 at the track in the Ladbrokes Monthly Medal.
The box draw for Group 3 Sydney Cup is: