Powell - Defiantly an athlete that will come into this event not knowing what to expect (As its a chasing game - not running for gold)But he will soon find out the form of the athletes he will be chasing in the heat (Semi/Final) Explosive starter as known to everybody. Dangerous contender.
Marr - Could call him the hide and seek champ of the century. Has a range of ability that is waiting to erupt and when not a better time? Long strides and will mow the out markers down no dramas, has trouble running away from the back markers (If any)but will be putting his best foot forward this week.
Williams - Won this event 2 years ago, and has come into this year better than he did back then. Have heard whispers that not only will he be coming down for a run, but to collect that prestigious known cheque($40,000). Has bulked up incredibly which will help make up those early meters, and bring him into the race.
Hargreaves - Well, as seen on Sunday (24/03/13) the danger is obviously coming from this well built sprinter by the name of Shaun Hargreaves (Best sprinter of the brothers) Already knowing what it takes - coming 4th, last year in this event. It will leave him open minded about his plot of attack. Watch out athletes, Not sure why they don't call him Shaun Bolt. My ultimate tip. Paying 15's on sports bet.
Carty-Cowling - Former known runner from the Magarity Stable training on the ultimate tester (Bray brook Football Ground)has in the past year moved onto another coach making a transition from grass to track. Has had some time off (Probably trialing). Running slick times off his tight mark all year will put up a fight in this event. Is able to get out quick..steady and hold his position well up the track will give him a nice advantage. Contender.
Coote - Well known for his versatile ability around the VAL calendar (Having wins from 1600's - 120 gifts) is a jack in the box. Love watching him run up the middle off his amazing mark. Is able to accelerate out with his quick steps and fight his way to the gates. Does sometimes tire, as seen in last years Stawell gift final. Put has explainable speed that will be seen on the day. Hot tip.
Murphy - Exceptional athlete that inspires all those competitors to give every race a red hot crack. Finds ways to make up early ground, pulling him into the race getting a nice cart for the bell lap. Has the knowledge of how to run a perfect 800m, with a tight mark, will still shock competitors, watch out.
Clayton - New to this style of running, has managed to make himself comfortable as seen in wins throughout the season. The specialist circle runner will show his comfort in the 800m final on monday, shoe in.. no questions asked.
Marrantelli - Long time pro runner, has had wins at stawell before and just about every other VAL meet over the seasons. Has proved his ability to everyone over the 800m with his the past two seasons. Showing his presence in the big finals always getting a mid field position and towing his way into the race. Look out.
Deane - The man with the movie star name and the movie star looks. Boy oh boy, taking out the 800m at keilor was just his way of saying, People make sure you get your 8 hours the night before, simply because he'll attack that last 200m like an unfeed shark. Early seeming to make up his early ground has proved that he has the miles in his legs for this distance. Massive threat.
Brennan - Strongest most aggressive runner to watch in the VAL. This man can make up incredible ground over this particular distance, and will demonstrate this effect on Easter Monday. Showing his head in almost every final of the 800m this season has just made it obvious that hes just that edgy to pop up and say hello to Australia when this final in broadcaster live from Central Park - Stawell. Top 3 Hope.
Mather - Magarity trained athlete is mostly known for his circuit runs taking out the most prestigious 400m in Aus and the 2nd richest 550m in Aus last season. His apparent injury has kept him from competing at his full potential therefore hasn't given him the runs he's wanted this season. He's hungry for a win, and some would say he needs to be feed. This 800m couldn't of come at a better time for the youngster Joshua Mather. (42m)
Naismith - Veteran/open runner has the handicap of a goddess. Darren's lengthy strides will make the task difficult for the backmarkers to catch him off this mark. Having a few set backs this season wont put him out of the contention for the 2012/2013 800m final this year, time off has given him a nice fresh start and if ready to go.
Quilty - Commonwealth game runner Sean Quilty will defiantly make a plot for this race. Having the kilometers in his legs for this circuit event will set him up beautifully off his handicap. Allowing the back markers to chase will give him time to make up some early ground from his mark and hopefully put him into a place to be in the finish. Chance.
Expected time: 1:48