Edwards targets Megastar

DOUBLE CHANCE: Trainer Garry Edwards has two dogs in the Megastar heats.

DOUBLE CHANCE: Trainer Garry Edwards has two dogs in the Megastar heats.

Garry Edwards hasn’t had the most luck in the Dapto Megastar, but the Shoalhaven trainer is hopeful he can change all that with littermates Twisted Love and Fiery Cash in the next fortnight.

The Nowra Hill based conditioner will start both sprinters in the heats of the $75,000-to-the-winner group 1 this Thursday night.

The top two runners in each of the four heats will qualify for the lucrative final the following week.

Edwards has previously had three runners in the decider without success while an injury also prevented the trainer from pursuing a start in the race with 2013 NSW Greyhound of the Year Double Twist.

Coincidentally, Twisted Love and Fiery Cash are both daughters of Double Twist, by multiple group 1 winner Fernando Bale.

While admitting the littermates aren't of the same class as their champion mother, Edwards knows his sprint duo have the ability to shock the big guns with a slice of luck.

"Once you start getting up in grade you obviously have to have that X factor but they have got good pace when they hit the ground,” he said.

"I've made three finals in this series and these two might not be as good as others I've had before, but you only need a bit of luck.

"Both showed potential from when they broke in.

Edwards rated Twisted Love as the best chance of the duo after she drew ideally in box eight in the fourth and final heat of the night.

"She has brilliant early speed," he said.

"If she can begin like she did last week [at the same track], she will be a good chance.

"She put up sectionals and has pulled up well from the run.

"Drawing where she has, she is boxed beautifully."

Fiery Crash has drawn box four in heat two.

The light-raced bitch has had just 11 career starts, but has chalked up five wins and four placings.

"She's taken some time to hit her straps," Edwards said.

"She is nearly three now but has had some injury problems and has been seasonal.

"She's just missing the kick the moment but when she doesn't she's got good pace."

The opening race jumps at 7.19pm.

Meanwhile, the Bulli final of the Million Dollar Chase will be on Saturday.

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