Speed Predator produced the ideal warm-up for Million Dollar Chase heats at Maitland next week with a second consecutive win at the track and distance on Monday night for Greta trainer James Porter.
Taking on a quality field in the Les Darcy Cup (450m), Speed Predator jumped from box two and was behind early leader Aston Sapporo before railing inside him on the home turn and taking over in front. He then held on by half a length in 25.02 seconds as Aston Sapporo fought back late. Ebby Infrared was third
Meanwhile, group 2 Black Top winner Flying Ricciardo continued his rise with victory in the Bathurst MDC regional final (520m) on Monday.
The Kristy Sultana-trained dog stretched his winning streak to eight with a 3.5-length victory from box eight in 29.58 - the same time as his heat win.