The weekend started well with 2 qualifiers for the next round of the ECC Timber Champion Puppy 525 Stake at Shelbourne on Thursday evening. Quick Blaze was looking to follow up his impressive debut run from last week. Breaking slightly behind the eventual winner he looked like he was just about to edge it round the first turn but for bumping. Up the back straight he found himself in the group of 3 where he had to show bravery and force his way up the inside to run on for second place. In the final heat, Elevenrife, showed good early pace to force his way round the first turn just in front before quickly opening up a commanding lead. He ran on to eventually score by a comfortable 3.5 lengths in 28.57.