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Horse Racing: Suit must face the Bullet in National semi.

THATS THE BULLET and Suit Man, ante-post joint-favourites for the William Hill Grand National, go head-to-head in the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Friday, writes Richard Birch.

There was only six spots between them according to calculated times in Saturday's first round - even though Thats The Bullet won his heat by five lengths and Suit Man was beaten a neck.

Jills Fault, conqueror of Suit Man at the weekend, faces Taipan on Friday, while fastest scorer Knockafurtig will wear stripes in the second semi-final, drawn next to Irish challenger Druids Forrest.

The Tommy Foster-trained duo, Baran Geronimo and Heavens Supreme, third and fourth respectively in last year's decider, are among the 18 semi-finalists.

Trap Draw: 1st Semi-final: 1 Jills Fault, 2 Kelsos Bruno, 3 Snazzy Time, 4 Heavens Supreme, 5 Dechardom (m), 6 Taipan (m)

2nd Semi-final: 1 Droopys campo, 2 Baran Geronimo, 3 Custom Paul, 4 bal-lyeacle, 5 Druids Forrest (m), 6 knockafurtig (m)

3rd Semi-final: 1 Druids Sully, 2 Thats The Bullet, 3 Ballymoyer Mick, 4 Liscarney Jack (m), 5 Xamax Mr Grumpy (w), 6 Suit Man (w)
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 26, 2006
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