Jack is performer of round two.
After much debate, a vote gave a narrow verdict to Dolores Ruth's Irish star. The salver will be presented before Saturday's opening heat, along with a bottle of malt, and pounds 50 of Hills' vouchers intended for the kennelhand.
Bandicoot Tipoki took the opening round award (presentation above).
WINDY MILLAR, who took a crashing fall in Saturday's final second round heat, faces an operation this week to remove a badly damaged dew claw, but is expected to make a full recovery.
"It was a horrible fall," said trainer Pat Rosney yesterday, "and he's very sore today but it could have been a lot worse.
The dew claw is all but sliced off and will need to be operated on, but he should get back to the track and we,ve got to be thankful for that."
Bandicoot Tipoki's owner Ray White, accompanied by his son Billy (left), receives a silver salver from Racing Post greyhound editor Paul Brown after his track record run was judged the best performance of the Derby first round. pounds 50 of betting vouchers courtesy of Hills' Jennie Prest boosted the prize, as did a bottle of single malt which Charlie Lister helped to collect!