We were also represented by 3 runners down at Romford on Friday evening. We always enjoy our trips to Romford. It's a great track with excellent facilities and a great atmosphere. Incredible Flyer and Empire lined up in heat 3 of the BGBF Puppy Oaks over 400m. Empire ran a terrific race finishing second in 24.22 plus 10. A great run for a young pup with just the one look around the venue. Empire will take her place in the final this coming Friday. Flyer could only finish fourth beaten a fair way after trouble , this trip wouldn't really play to her strengths and it was just another step on the ladder for a bitch we rate very highly. Later on the card David lined up in the 575m event. He wasn't too badly away , as he hasn't been at Notts lately , first bend trouble looked to put him out of the race but he showed a devastating burst of pace along the back straight to put himself into contention rounding the last couple of bends before running out of steam a little late on. David is a bit of a enigma and doesn't win as many races as his pace should allow , but he's another kennel favourite and i'm sure it'll not be long before he's winning again.
A tough night on Saturday. We had seven runners on the card but left for home empty handed with Salacres (A2) and Extreme (A3) being the closest we came to a winner as both filled the runners up position.
We had 10 runners at Notts on Monday evening including 3 in the D2 sprint. A return of 3 winners on the night including the first 3 home in the aforementioned sprint was a very welcome return. Salacres Dougie won the sprint in 17.93 by 4 lengths from Vincent and Keitel just a head back in third. The Salacres tricast paid out at £48.23. Salacres Kearni was our second winner on the night. Kearni was winning in A4 grade for the first time and as a July 15 pup he's definitely heading in the right direction. Our third winner on the night gave us all a great thrill. We've made no secret of the regard in which we hold Incredible Flyer (Makeshift x Barley Bussell July 15). Flyer made a great start to her career , firstly winning easily in A6 grade and then following that up not long after with a win in A3. Unfortunately it wouldn't be long before Flyer came down with the cough. As with most kennels around the country this year we had a few come down with it , particularly the younger pups. It's took alot of time and care from the team at the kennels to get Flyer back to form but her win in A3 a couple of weeks ago showed she was on the way back and last nights 480m Puppy open win absolutely confirmed it. Looking to be in an unpromising position at halfway , to those who don't know her so well at least , a win looked unlikely. To those that know her a little better however we could see her gradually moving through the gears. Flyer stays make no mistake about that and that is where her future will lay. Running on strongly up the run in she got up in the shadows of the line to win by 1/4 of a length and pull away to the pick up. We're all looking forward to her progress this year. Big mention must go to Vincent who owns this bitch in conjunction with Peter. Vincent only rears a couple of pups at a time usually but he leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of excellence and this bitch has been reared to his usual high standards.
Just the one winner on Tuesdays BAGS meeting but we've often gone home without a winner on the van so even one is appreciated. Salacres Pops was winning for the second week in succession in A3 grade. Pops has a nice touch of early pace and is getting stronger with each race. Being just an August 2015 whelp he's another of our young pups to be showing great promise.
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