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Being based at Finniss, approximately 1 hour South of Adelaide, you would think that trainer Lauren Harris would be able to go about her business pretty much unnoticed. However, when you have just qualified your star sprinter Shadow Mist in the 1 Million Dollar Chase Final at Wentworth Park this Friday night there’s certainly more attention than normal!

And why wouldn’t there be? Shadow Mist won his Semi-Final last Friday night in very impressive fashion. He ran the fastest first split of any of the Semi-Final winners as well as the fastest second split off the back straight and qualified in the second fastest time overall running a brilliant 29.64 for the 520m journey. He has drawn box 1 in the final which is the box he has been most successful from, winning 6 races from 12 starts from the red. Shadow Mist sits equal on the second line of betting with Flying Ricardo (box 3) which has won 14 of his 16 starts, both just behind star WA Chaser Tommy Shelby (box 8) which qualified the fastest for the series running a sizzling 29.58. 

If we could crystal ball the way the race was to be run, we like Shadow Mist to begin nicely from the red, challenged by Flying Ricardo who likes to sit of the rails with Tommy Shelby sweeping down the outside to challenge. However, Shadow Mist burrows through the inside and holds them all out taking control into the back straight and from there if he runs up to expectation, the dream could well be a reality.

Shadow Mist, Lauren and her partner Ryan Tugwell have helped to push SA greyhound racing into the National spotlight by allowing all of their supporters to come on this journey with them, one that hopefully culminates in a famous win against some of the best sprinters in the land.

The Million Dollar Chase Final will be Race 9 on Friday night to be run at 9.33pm (SA time) at Wentworth Park in NSW with the winner taking home 1 Million dollars.