Nominations for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Cyril Rowe Bulli Cup heats were extended until Wednesday morning, but club operations manager Darren Hull remains confident a strong field will contest the Group 2 qualifiers this weekend.
Hull expects there to be at least three heats for the $40,000 feature when acceptances are announced.
“We are pretty happy with the dogs that have nominated so far and it looks like it is going to be very competitive,” Hull said.
“There looks like there will be a big NSW contingent, with not a lot coming interstate. That means the prize money will more than likely be staying here.”
“Pindari Express and Black Forge are two dogs that will be among them and should be in with a chance.”
The decider of the Cup will take place on Saturday, February 23.
The 2018 edition of the Bulli Cup was taken out by the Mark Gatt trained Ritza Lenny.
The son of Barcia Bale rocketed out of the boxes and was never headed in a scorching run to the winning post.
Ritza Lenny was 3-¾ lengths clear of his nearest rival Jimmy Newob and clocked in at a scintillating 25.95 seconds, with the Sharron Webster trained Lagoon Pirate was third.