Saturday night we landed a double. Zero lined up from trap 5 in the evenings opening A3 race. After taking a decent lead she kept up a strong enough gallop to see off the stronger runners. Salacres Ten completed the double by winning her A6 race. In all honesty she was never going to be too long winning in this grade. We quite fancied her to win her Owners Bonus Series Final a couple of weeks ago but although she led on that night she couldn't quite hold out and finished runner up. Saturday nights win was small compensation and hopefully she can kick on from here.
Just 4 runners on Monday night. Roman Blueboy finished second for the third time in three races whilst a fairly new dog to our kennel scored his first win for us. Ex-Henlow runner Chip Butty dead heated for first place in his A2. I must note the performance of Alma Radar in the maiden six bend open race. Yes i'm talking through my pocket slightly as I had a good bet on this Alec Stone trained dog but his 11 length plus victory was very pleasing on the eye and comes with the 'could be anything' tag over six bends plus.
We had 10 runners at Notts for the Tuesday BAGS meeting and came away with a very pleasing 4 winners , though it maybe could have been more. Salacrespatience got the day off to a good start when winning her A5 whilst Salacres Oak put behind him a run of 9 defeats to just get up and win his A4 race. Oak is a real character of a dog who is loved by all the other trainers and kennelhands at Notts. A real pleasure to train and a dog close to everybodys hearts. Our third winner of the day came courtesey of Salacres Rachel. Whilst the other runners were jostling for position on the inside of the track Rachel was biding her time on the outside and picking up pace. The result never looked in doubt from the third bend onwards and she eventually got up to win her A6 by 1 1/2 lengths. Next up Salacres News. What a grand little bitch News has been to the kennel. Always gives her all and despite now being a veteran of well over 5yo she remains as lively and keen as ever. A draw in trap 2 with very little in the way of early pace to take her on , she looked a good bet today and after taking an early lead , which she cemented down the back straight , the result was all over bar the shouting. Thanks News. I must admit we fancied Joes A Star a little in the very next race. No excuses though he was beaten into second place fair and square by a dog that was simply a little too good on the day.
As always thanks for reading and do come and have a chat anytime your down the track.