HEATS of the time-honoured JG Nelson Cup Series, run in four divisions, headline Monday night’s program at Mowbray.
Division 1 has the creme de la creme of the state’s sprinters.
Chief Jetpilot, winner of the Silver Trophy in Hobart for trainer Ted Medhurst, returns to Launceston after powering to victory in the LGRC Life Members Stakes back in May.
A winner of 23 of his 59 starts, the son of Cosmic Chief will face tough opposition in the opening heat from Tax Man Wins for trainer Russell Watts.
Anthony Bullock has the highly-promising Zulu Knocks in the second heat after a good performance last Monday night recording 29.80.
The first four placegetters from each of the two heats will progress through to the final next week.
Three heats of division 2, four heats of division 3 and two heats of division 4 will also be conducted on a showcase 11-race program.