After a very slow start to the week we headed down to the track on Friday with what looked to be a few live chances. The winners failed to materialise though , 3 runner up spots and just the one winner courtesy of Salacres Impact was a disappointing return in all honesty. That said one or two of the dogs who were given short sp's are very difficult types to win with. Take Salacres Inspire for instance. This nearly 3yo beautiful looking blue bitch has had just 13 career starts. She's got breeding to die for being by Zero Ten and out of the multiple open race winner producing dam Bluetoon Megan. Despite being one that is difficult to win with on the track , she'll definitely be a bitch that will be worth chancing a litter with , the breeding paddocks might be where we see the best of her. As already mentioned our winner on the night came via Salacres Impact. After winning last week when downgraded to A4 , he used the confidence brought about by that victory to follow up in A3.
After struggling for winners during the week it was difficult to raise the confidence levels for Saturday but thankfully we ended the night with a treble. Salacres Mist was our first winner. When Mist first arrived at the kennel he looked to have the same kind of ability as his full brother Michael. Mist has taken alot longer to settle in though and has taken alot more time to get right. He's been alot more difficult to train but therein lies the challenge and when you do finally get to the bottom of a dog it can be very rewarding. This was Mists third win for us and came in A2 grade. There could still be more to come from this dog so don't take him off your runners to follow list just yet. Our next winner was Salacres Cabra. It was difficult to really know what to expect from this dog as he had raced only 3 times in Ireland so there was very little Irish form to go off. He ran out a decent winner though so hopefully this young and inexperienced dog can prove a useful addition to the kennel. Our third and final winner of the night was Salacres Sonic. Winning in A2 after having a few weeks off this stunning looking white and black dog has proved a brilliant buy for myself and co-owner Bernie Slater. Bernie is a lucky owner and his shrewd purchases usually always turn out to be great value for money. Sonic isn't the easiest of dogs to train , he's quite lightly raced for that reason , however that's now 9 wins from just 26 runs and given that also included a six bend maiden open win down at Hove , it's not a bad record at all.
Twelve runners for us tonight on a rare all graded card on a Monday night at Notts. Hopefully there's a winner or two amongst them. Tango takes his place in the 732pm race , second place will do from him ! Tuesday sees Notttingham LIVE on Sky Sports for the final of the British Breeders Stakes and also the final of the Romeo Recruit at stud Oaks. We're represented on the night by Salacres Jimmy in the maiden 680m and by Salacres Pele in the puppy open. Good luck to all the runners on the night.
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