A good start to the past weekend as we landed a treble at Nottingham and David ran a great race at Romford to qualify for the Champion Stakes semi final. Salacres Classic got the night off to a good start at Notts running out a 3 length winner of his A2 event in a time of 29:96 (+30). Classic is a good dog when able to dominate and this was his third win in his last six starts. Our next winner came in the shape of Salacres who ran out a ready winner of the Capla Flutter 100 up trophy. Phil Jones is a man who can ready a dog as well as anybody in the business , I know this as he's told me so himself , so it was a night when Salacres really had to be at his best to beat what was surely to be a primed and ready Capla Flutter. Salacres though was ready and after taking a first bend lead he ran out an impressive winner by 7 1/4 lengths in a time of 30:15 (+50). In all seriousness it's a great effort for any greyhound to reach 100 races so all credit to Elaine and Phil. Our third and final winner on the night was Slaneyside Trail. After taking an early lead Trail ran out a 3 3/4 length winner of his A7 race in a time of 31:28 (+50). Down at Romford we were represented by Salacres David in the Champion Stakes and by Salacres Matt in a puppy open. David ran a storming race from the back of the pack to be beaten just over a couple of lengths in the fastest time of the night. He now takes his place in the Champion Stakes semi final this coming Friday , hopefully he'll run just as well and if so he shouldn't be too far away at all. Matt trapped well but couldn't get a run and was out of contention early.
Two winners on Saturday night. Salacres Biaritz got the night off to the best possible start in the very first race , narrowly touching off our own Salacres Hill in a photo finish. The Salacres forecast paid £16.87. Joes A Star completed our double , running out a 1 1/2 length winner of his A3.
Monday we got on the winners podium just once , Crackaway Drama was winning for the fifth time in eleven starts. We also had 3 second place finishes , McManus , Peter and Francie all running with credit.
Tuesdays BAGS card saw us well represented but sadly drawing a blank. Never an easy day when you're heading home without a winner , I suppose all kennels have to have the odd day like this though.
We've spent the last couple of days travelling to Ireland and back to drop of our Zero Ten x Salacres Gem and Superior Product x Tomelli Expert pups for schooling. We've done all we can now , they all look in superb condition and we have great hope for them. Until they hit the schooling track though you just don't know. Let's hope we're receiving good news over the coming weeks.
Thanks as always for taking time to read the blog , anybody wanting a free cup of tea , coffee and a chat feel free to see Peter any meeting , he's always willing to share his thoughts on the days card.
Fingers crossed for Friday , let's hope David can qualify for the Champion Stakes Final.