Saturday we managed a four timer including a very welcome on debut double from two of the Polizzi litter. The first winner of the night came from one of the kennel favourites though , Salacres Oak. Oakey will be 5 years old in a few months time but he shows no decline in his enthusiasm for the game , Saturdays win was his 21st from 94 career starts. Our next winner was Salacres Ossau. What a game little bitch this is , making her debut in front of a decent Saturday night crowd , she could have been forgiven for not getting involved in the race after severe first bend trouble in which she was lucky to stay on her feet , Ossau was having non of it though , she regained her composure to come through with a strong late run on the rail to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Ok the time might not have been flashy but the determination certainly was and she should remain one to follow for the rest of the year. In the very next race Salacres Longley (Ossau's brother) was also making his debut. He must have been watching as he seemed determined not to be outdone by his sister as he popped out of the traps well to win his A7 race by 5 1/2 lengths. Pups are pups though , they can impress one week and frustrate the next. They need handling well if we are all to see the best of them and to encourage them for the future. Salacres Fintan was our fourth winner on the night , this big dog by Zero Ten out of Westmead Primus completed a quickfire double by following up last weeks A4 win with this win in A3.
Just the one winner on Monday night. Salacres Classic had some decent bits of form over in Ireland and although winning 4 x A2 races since arriving here , he'd probably not quite lived up to his best Irish form so far. Monday evening though he took an early lead in his A2 race and the result never really looked in doubt as he powered home to a 6 1/2 length victory in 3011. We were represented in the nights two finals , Farran Sexton in the standard final and Salacres David in the maiden final , no luck with either unfortunately , though David was arguably unlucky when coming with what could have been a strong late run that was halted when a couple of dogs fell in front of him at the third bend.
Tuesdays meeting looked a typically tough BAGS card so I was a little surprised that we had 4 winners from just 9 runners. Salacres Peter got a blessed run around the first two bends to put himself into a lovely position and came through with his customary strong late run to land the spoils by a head in a photo finish. This was his first win in A2 grade and after a slow start to his UK career he's now finding his form after wins in A3 and in a 730m open over the past few weeks. Express Sienna is a bitch who gives her all in every race she runs. She popped out well in her D2 sprint race and despite moving wide off the second bend she straightened up to win well. Salacres Aidan was our third winner of the day. Those of you with a good eye will have spotted him easing at the sough when leading in his last race. After again leading in this A4 race there were no such mistakes this time around as he saw the race out well to win by 1 3/4 in a personal best time of 3067 (+20). Aidan is a half brother to Walshes Hill and looks a pup that is heading the right way. Salacresbenidorm rattled off a quickfire hat-trick in February and after two beaten efforts since he was back on the winners podium taking his A3 race by 2 3/4 lengths.
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