Saturday night saw us land a double courtesy of Salacres Night and Salacres Khan. Both scored the very first victories of their careers in A7 grade. Night has been a difficult bitch to get right , she started off quite well in her schooling trials but then seemed to lose all confidence , it's taken time and a spell over in Ireland for a bit of re-education but she has finally got off the mark. Khan is a pup as you all know I had high hopes for. He has started off slightly lower in grade than I had anticipated but last nights run of 30.93 plus 30 shows that the penny is dropping. He'll need to be handled correctly , a pups confidence can be shattered if asked to do too much too soon and with him not being the greatest of trappers just yet he'll have to continue to improve. Fingers crossed though he's heading the right way and i'm sure we'll see a decent dog next year. We were also represented last night by Salacres Tortuga in the Owners Bonus Series Final. Ace as he's known in the kennel ran a terrific race in third place and was unlucky not to be closer.
Away from Notts a great night was had at Shelbourne Park last night on derby semi final night. Ashfield Impact (pictured) trained by Vincent Morris and owned by Kitty Goldsmith ran a terrific race from start to finish to take the www.salacresracingteam.com 525 open in 2865. This is definitely a dog that will be winning many more races and is one to keep in your notebooks. Congratulations to a great set of connections who were all obviously delighted with their dogs terrific performance.
Signing off for now , check back for regular updates.