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Greyhound racing: William Hill Greyhound Derby preview.

DEERFIELD SUNSET, owned by Florida priest Father Bryan Dalton, has hardened to 5-4 favourite with the sponsors for the William Hill Greyhound Derby after his smart win in Saturday's third round at Wimbledon.

The Irish ace clocked 28.69 sec, a length and a quarter quicker than chief market rival Chart King, who recorded 28.79 sec when winning in heat six.

Hills' spokesman David Hood reckons they have the race between them: "It's hard to look past the pair for the winner, they both have tremendous pace and the draw has been kind to them," he said.

Quarter Final Draw

First: 1 Farloe Bramble, 2 Mustang Molotov, 3 Listen To This, 4 Secret Crystal, 5 Farloe Storm, 6 Time N Tide.

Second: 1 Dower Leader, 2 Pottos Storm, 3 Gurranebeg Dan, 4 Deerfield Sunset, 5 Clondara Hiker, 6 Athea Storm.

Third: 1 Race First, 2 El Hombre, 3 Stay For Tony, 4 Lung Of Iron, 5 First Issue, 6 Stouke Tim.

Fourth: 1 Kerwex Rose, 2 Winter Ray, 3 Pure Patches, 4 Curly Tresa, 5 Chart King , 6 Frisby Full.

Hills' bet: 5-4 Deerfield Sunset, 7-4 Chart King, 10 El Hombre, 14 Race First, 20 Bar.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 14, 1999
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