Big guns meet in Easter heats.
It was inevitable the draw would produce some mouthwatering clashes, but the match-up of Paradise Madison and Ardfert Thunder in the second heat is extra-special.
Paradise Madison will be making his seasonal reap-pearance, but his latest solo trial suggests he is more than ready for the challenge, while Ardfert Thunder is match-fit following his recent SIS Live Gold Cup challenge.
In terms of overall quality, heat three is the contest of the round with Ballymac Vic, Camas and North Bound likely to provide a spectacle. Throw in fast-starting Money Talks and Murralli Junior and it creates numerous possible outcomes.
All six heats will be run on Saturday night, with four to qualify to the next round.
Draw Heat 1 1 Raggletaggle Rio 2 Kereight King 3 Camas Crash 4 Priceless Rumble (m) 5 Tullna Lough (m) 6 Laughil George (w).
Heat 2 1 Cabra Buck 2 Log Cabin 3 Paradise Madison 4 Droopy Adler 5 Ardfert Thunder 6 Uncle Eoin (w). Heat 3 1 Farloe Chico 2 Ballymac Vic 3 Murralli Junior 4 Money Talks 5 Camas (w) 6 North Bound (w).
Heat 4 1 Tyrur Sugar Ray 2 Colmcille Olly 3 Ashfield Impact 4 Piu Di Pep 5 Hillcroft Champ (m) 6 Shelbourne Geoff (w).
Heat 5 1 Forest Ralph 2 Skywalker legend 3 Abbeyville Tipp 4 Hot Pursuit 5 Colarhouse Jacko (w) 6 Tyrur Gilmore (w).
Heat 6 1 Lanesdown Pen 2 Tyrur Justin 3 Head For Fame 4 Katies Quadrigo (w) 5 Refuge Of Sinner (w) 6 Jimmy Boy (w).