Saturday night we were to be represented by 9 runners and gladly ended up with 5 winners and a couple of forecasts for good measure. The night got off to the perfect start as Salacres Mist produced a really strong finish to lead close home in his A3. Mist had also won in A3 on his previous start and this stunning looking white and black dog is in great form with himself. Mist was 3yo this month but is running as well as ever. His sire is Zero Ten and he is out of a dam called Axle Boss. Next up we had Salacres Freddy and Salacres Havana running in A4. Both of these dogs are homebreds , Freddy being by Shaneboy Lee and out of Salacres Polizzi and Havana being by Kinloch Brae out of Queen Of Rangers. Prior to the race it was tough to pick between the pair , the bookies also agreed with this as they made Freddy 2/1 and Havana 7/4f. Quite where Freddy found his 5.00 second dead sectional i'm not quite sure but it was enough to see him always lead and hang on by a head from Havana. Freddy has been a very difficult dog to train from the moment he was born. I've mentioned before that I don't think this litter received the best of rearing for the first few months of their lives and this hindered both us and the dog. He weighs in at just over 25 kilo , which for a dog (yes a dog not a bitch !) is very small. He's a very picky eater to say the least. To have got him to win 3 from his last 6 races and winning in A4 grade despite not quite being 2yo yet , it's something we're all very proud of. Yes it's far from being an open class winner , but people don't always see the time and effort that goes into getting some dogs to even win a small graded race. With Havana finishing second the Salacres forecast paid £7.33. Our next winner was making her debut for us here at Nottingham. Salacres Tarnya was running in A4 grade and though it's generally difficult for debut runners to win , she did look to have a leaders chance. I felt she'd gone down on her belly a little in her last trial (a 30 spot difference in sectional from previous trial tells a tale) and after going up in a 507 sectional on Saturday night she went through the gears nicely down the back straight before keeping on gamely for a 2 3/4 length win. Win number two for Zero Ten on the night , with Tarnya being out of Westmead Servoca. Being only an October 13 whelp she could be one for your notebooks. Our third win of the night came from Incredible Ruby in her D2 sprint. What more can I say about this bitch ? She just gets better and better. Having won A1 last week she smashed the lids down to destroy this D2 field by 5 3/4 lengths. Even her full brother Walshes Hill would have been impressed with this run of 1776 (+30). Win number three for Zero Ten with Ruby of course being out of Incredible Lulu. We also landed another Salacres forecast in this race with Salacres Ten keeping on for second place. A £26.23 forecast was the dividend. Our fifth and final winner of the night was Salacres Kyle in A5. Kyle had shown up well on his debut and in our view was unlucky to be beaten. No mistakes this week as he produced an excellent 507 sectional and won by 3 lengths. Being an April 13 whelp he's turned 2yo now but is a really inexperienced type and is another worth following. This was also win number four on the night for Zero Ten , with all four winners being by different dams. Some effort.
Monday night saw Salacres Douglas winning in A2 grade for the second time. Peter had watched Douglas running at Crayford a few times and when the opportunity arose to purchase him we didn't hesitate. He always looked like a dog that would be more suited to a galloping track and having now won 4 from 8 races here at Notts , 2 x A3 races and now 2 x A2 races he looks a shrewd purchase.
Nine runners on Tuesdays BAGS card saw a return of one winner. Salacresprincess is never an easy bitch to catch right but is a genuine type when she gets a chance. Princess will be 5yo in August and it was good to see her winning for the first time since January.
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