Tuesdays BAGS meeting we headed to the track with 11 runners and came away with 3 winners and a couple of forecasts to boot. Savana Ophelia was our first runner of the day and beat of our own Roman Blueboy by a sh hd in a close finish. The Salacres forecast paid £14.30. The fourth race of the day saw our Salacres News knocked over at the first bend and the race be declared void as a result of her heading the wrong way down the track. Absolutely the right call by the track staff and i'm pleased to say News suffered nothing more than a bruised ego ! Our second winner of the day was Salacres Oak , a kennel favourite Oak handled this rise in class from A4 to A3 to complete his double. Salacres Zero became our third and final winner of the day , winning in the only way she knows by trapping out in front and blasting away. She held off the strong late challenge of our own Karma by 1 1/2 lengths. The Salacres forecast paid a massive £28.37.
Friday evening we landed a double. Incredible Ruby added to her impressive winning tally for us by taking the D2 sprint over 305m. Though our own Salacres Times set off in front , Rubys superior staying power saw her nab Times right on the line. The Salacres Forecast paid £10.83. Our second winner of the night came courtesey of Salacres Brent. Now an October 2010 veteran it was good to see the old lad winning again.
Just the 7 runners at Notts on Saturday although we did manage to land a treble. Salacres Dessie looked in a hopeless position going into the bend but trouble saw him skip around in front and the race was soon put to bed. He's 2yo now but as with a few of our Queen Of Rangers pups he's a little bit of a late developer and is pleasing us now after a slow start to his career. Salacres Foxy is a really striking looking dog. A fawn pup with distinctive black markings a a real bushy tail. He's got a nice touch of early pace and he won A4 at the third time of asking by a touch over 5 lengths. Foxys brother , Salacresbenidorm , completed the nights treble for us when he landed his A5 race late into the evening. He overcome early trouble to show good back straight pace and win impressively. I must say though I do think his upgrade to A3 is a little harsh. He's an October 13 pup and needs to be handled gently if we are to see him progress. Foxy and Benidorm by the way are bred by Zero Ten out of a bitch called Axle Boss. The eagle eyed amongst you will note that they are half brothers of Salacres Michael and Mist.
Also on Saturday we had Salacres Pele running up at Shawfield in the RPGTV Scottish Derby. In all honesty we really could have done with another couple of weeks preparation but this competition had been in mind for sometime so we took our chance. After trapping in front he couldn't quite maintain his position and after servere first bend jostling he lost his pitch and could never recover. We'll take a look at the calendar but there will be better to come in the months ahead.
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