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Then there were sixty four qualifying tipsters.

Perth Turf Talk | Metropolitan Racing | Tue 7 March, 2017

After four months of battle the curtain draws on the standard season and the 217 vying competitors who failed to make the qualifying sixty four call it a night.

It was fitting that Ony, ranked 64th, qualified with only 13 starts showing how much winning counts in this game. Even more so than consistent returns. He nudged out Hijack and fishmonger - both with 16 starts - and the unlucky final placings of 65th and 66th.

It was the season that marked the first ever straight 8 in Raceday, thanks to an outstanding single performance by jayandbron.

After telling us on the forum for years, first time competitor Rodent proved that he does know a thing or two and marched to a comprehensive season victory. He now faces the fact that no competitor finishing in the top six has ever won Raceday.

Last years ladder topper BlacksAFake didn't quite find his groove but still managed to be there when it counts in 40th spot, with a host of other performing regulars - H-BOMBER, RIO, Bfacey77, Gilgamesh, choc, PAUL, jayandbron, Mi5fitz.

Rodent's good pal carey also featured for the first time (for a full season) and also qualified in 60th position.

So now the top 32 take a week off. They'll still have the option of competing but only for maintaining form - their final position is safe.

The bottom 32 face the daunting prospect of instant elimination. They will form four races with the top four in each progressing. Irrespective of scores, the bottom four of each race will depart.

The survivors will form the 16 competitors who will face the survivors ranked 17th to 32nd in the first round of one-vs-one. The top sixteen will enjoy another week out of the spotlight that week proving just how close your final ranking can take you to the major prize.

Good luck to our finalists.

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User Bfacey77

Bfacey77 11 Mar | Posts: 524

Great comp . Im glad i scrapped through to next round . Need to find some form if i going to be competitive . Good luck all .

User H-BOMBER

H-BOMBER 11 Mar | Posts: 6747

Bring it on! You're lucky I'm shite @rodent ;))

User thefalcon

thefalcon 08 Mar | Posts: 15416

good on you qualifiers.....well done..... =D> i'm in your boat, rustyh... :))

User rustyh

rustyh 08 Mar | Posts: 2135

B-) Recount.I seemed to have missed the cut?! :> =))

User Chelsea

Chelsea 08 Mar | Posts: 1224

Snuck in 32nd spot

User Rodent

Rodent 07 Mar | Posts: 4372

Bring it on!

User H-BOMBER

H-BOMBER 07 Mar | Posts: 6747

I'm coming for you @Rodent >:)