Town Back With A Bang !
Cool Biko was scoring for the 18th time in his career here at Nottingham on Monday evening. As previously noted Biko has been a terrific dog for the kennel and for myself and co owner Bernie Slater. Bernie's wallet is bulging from the amount of big priced bets he's landed on this dog ! Tuesdays BAGS meeting saw us end the day with a double courtesy of Salacres Bingo and Salacres Flo. Bingo has been a brilliant servant to the kennel , Tuesday was his 141st race for us and he was scoring for the 20th time. He has finished in the runners up spot on a further 21 occasions and he's always a dog that will give you a run for your money. At the opposite end of the scale Salacres Flo was winning for the second time in her short career so far. I was quite taken with her run , she showed alot of determination and if not graded too harshly next time out can win again. Friday evening saw us land a treble , though the night had got off to a bad start when Salacres Tortuga took a tumbling fall when squeezed up at the third bend. The fall could have ended his career so it was a relief to see this veteran get back to his feet and complete the course. One win since July 2012 added to a confidence busting fall will not do much to the already fragile confidence of a dog in the twilight of his career. Salacres Gemma scored a short head victory in A4 , that's about as much as she wants to win by so 5/4 was not really great value , though a winners a winner. Salacres Amalfi has been in excellent form for the past few months and he scored yet again to take his tally to 7 wins from his past 15 races. That's terrific form by anybodys standards , let alone from a dog who will be 5yo in a few months time. Salacres Tango scored for the first time in his career , getting up to lead bang on the line. Friday night we were also represented in open races at Romford by Salacres Vision , Chip and Jamaica. Though not coming away with a winner all three dogs ran with credit , Chip particularly unlucky , running a great race from behind when front running really is his forte. After starting the week on Monday with 1 winner , 2 winners on Tuesday and then a treble on Friday , Saturday saw us keep in sync as we scored a 4 timer. We had a brilliant few months from April 2012 onwards with Salacres Town but he's been laid off the track with injury since then. It was then a brilliant sight to see him come home in front in last nights D2 sprint event. Fingers crossed he can stay sound and we can enjoy a few more wins from Town over the coming months. Salacres City was scoring for the first time since July 2012 whilst taking her A8 event , whilst Salacres Naomi was tasting victory for the first time in her career at the 10th attempt. Salacres Pepper was making his debut for us here in the UK last night , I fancied him to run a big race and so it proved as he ran out a comfortable winner , running a big race from behind.
Peter Harnden , Trainer attached to Nottingham since 1997