The heats of the NZ Greyhound Derby were run at Cambridge on Thursday 3 September with the final next Thursday.

With the Cole kennels qualifying all 8 dogs in the Oaks, it was no surprise to see the Coles have a major had in the Derby Heats.

And it wasn’t a surprise to see Big Time Cooper running the fastest opening split of 5.70 in the fastest heat – 25.37.

However, it make not be a laydown misere with Thrilling Morris powering home in the fastest closing sectional of 19.59 and a winning time of 25.39.

Heat 1 – winner Thrilling Morris

Heat 2 – winner Uthor Bale

Heat 3 – winner Thrilling Baxter

Heat 4 – winner Big Time Cooper

Heat 5 – winner Canya Moneymaker