Tuesdays BAGS meeting saw us land a treble. First up was Salacres Colin. He's really come to himself in the first few months of this year and Tuesdays victory took his tally since January to 5 wins. It was Colins first win in A4 grade and with a little bit of luck he might not have stopped improving yet. Salacres Oyster was our second winner of the day. Oyster hadn't won since February but she'd shown a few signs of coming back into a bit of form lately and the win didn't really take me by too much surprise. It's always nice when dogs that you've bred yourself do well. Salacres Brent gave us our third win of the day and he returned a massive 10/1. Barbican Lee who despite not having the Salacres prefix is one of our dogs came in second and this gave a Salacres forecast of £65.33. Well done to anybody who managed to land it !
Thursday we headed down to Hove on the south coast with Salacres Francie for a 515m maiden open race. Francie has some real nice form over in Ireland where he raced under the name Black Rogue. We thought he'd improved a little since his initial trial down at Hove and having looked at the race we decided we'd have a little bit of a punt on him. Having backed Francie from as high as 12/1 in a place down to an sp of 3/1 we were disappointed that he could only manage second place. It was doubly disappointing as the dogs that most people felt were the leading fancies in the race we beat , only for an unexposed outsider to narrowly get the better of us. Francie ran a good race though and i'm sure there'll be plenty more to come from him as the year progresses.
Seven runners on Friday evening but unfortunately no winners. The closest we came were a couple of second place finishes from Salacres Fred and Chip Butty.
Eleven runners for us on Saturday night and after Oscars Turbo and then Salacres Tiger finished second in their races we thought it might be another night where we were foiled by the crossbar. Gladly however that wasn't to be the case and we ended up winning with four. Salacres Adele (sister to Oyster) won her A6 race whilst new bitch to the kennel Salacres Paris won on her debut at Notts in A3. Paris is a nice little bitch , weighing in currently at just under 24kilo. She's a June 2013 whelp sired by Farley Blitz and out of a dam called Boherash Primo. Being small she'll not take too much knocking about but given a clear run she's a strong enough bitch over the 500m trip and it will be interesting to see how she progresses this year. Our third winner on the night was Salacres Foxy. I've mentioned before what a striking dog Foxy is , a real nice fawn dog with a dark streak and a bushy tail. He's got great early pace and if he can just improve upon his trapping a little he could take some leading up. Last night was his first win in A2 grade and with him being just an October 13 whelp there could be more to come yet. Salacres Roberto followed up his promising open run on Monday with second place behind Foxy , the Salacres forecast returned £22.37. Salacres Douglas was our fourth and final winner of the night. We purchased this dog from Crayford as he didn't really look like a dog that suited the Kent tracks tight turns. This belief looks to be well founded as Douglas was winning for the second time here at Notts in A3 grade.
It was good this week to hear from the new family of Salacres Guy. Guy was a kennel favourite during his time with us here at Salacres kennels and we're always pleased to hear how our ex-racers are getting on in retirement. So thanks very much to Guys new family who are obviously looking after him very well. Guy also has a whippet as a part of his new family and from the accompanying photos they seem to get on very well !