After only getting back to Nottingham from Ireland early on Saturday it wasn't to be long before i'd meet up with Adrian Markey from Manilla Kennels in Newry and we'd head off to Wimbledon with Queen Of Rangers for her Oaks quarter final. It looked a tough enough draw and so it proved as first bend trouble ended any chance of qualification. Still she ran well and though she doesn't have any silverware for the last few months efforts , it's been a terrific experience with her and we can really look forward to her pups in 2013.
Back home at Nottingham on Saturday night it was great to see Salacres Lauren scoring the first win of her career , albeit in a lowly A8 race. She can only improve on that effort and should be worth following for a little while yet. After being quite critical of the grading of some of our dogs at present earlier on this post , it's only fair to point out when a dog has been fairly treated and in the case of Khan he has been handled very well by the office and as a young , open to improvement pup should be handled. Regular readers of this blog will be fully aware that we held Salacres Khan in high regard from a very young age , he scored again last night , winning his 5th race from just 13 career starts , this time winning in A3 for the very first time. Hopefully you backed him and he added a little bit more to your christmas fund.