The speedy blue chaser notched his fourth win from his past five starts with a personal best time of 27.43sec.
El Party’s effort was the fastest heat time by some margin, with the next best, Knight Fun, clocking 27.74sec during his all-the-way victory.
Rerod Roxy overcame box eight to score in his heat.
In what was only her third start for trainer Corey White, the former Victorian chaser won by over a length in 27.92sec.
Veteran of 98 starts Spicy Ebony took advantage of the chaos in her heat to bob up for a narrow victory, while Shamrock Express was able to hold out Rockin’ Robin to prevail in their heat.
The field for the Kanyana Cup final: 1. Ocean Li 2. Shamrock Express 3. Knight Fun 4. Rerod Roxy 5. El Party 6. Fancy Zac 7. Spicey Ebony 8. Pier Street Punk 1st Res. Rockin’ Robin 2nd Res. Precise Timing