Saturday night we had just the one winner. Salacres Howard winning his A8 race by 2 lengths. He is one of our homebred pups from the Rebel Ring x Centurion Ginny litter. He was beginning to get a little frustrating , but after scoring at the eleventh attempt we hope he can now progress.
Sunday we headed over to Coventry with Salacres Chip and Salacres Sparky. Chip didn't come away too badly in his sprint race and looked to be in a decent enough position , he was clipped from behind early though and that ended any chance of him getting involved. It has been a little while since Sparky tasted marathon action and we were hoping for a decent run. Sparky has pace over the trip of that there is no doubt. However he has brought myself and Mark both pleasure and frustration in equal measures. He didn't come away too badly but got to the first bend and decided that he didn't actually fancy racing that night and tailed himself off. Very very frustrating. Back to Notts for now Sparky !
Just the one winner at Notts on Monday night but I couldn't have been more pleased. Salacres Khan was marked up on this blog as a dog that readers should follow closely. He has showed me that he had a touch of class about him from the very first day he arrived at the kennel. There was simply something about the dog and his schooling trials showed me that he had the potential to be very decent. As i've previously noted it came as somewhat of a surprise when he graded in at a lowly A7 level. I'm as optimistic as the next man but when you had the belief that I did in the dog i've got to admit I thought he'd have qualified a little higher than that. His record though now stands at 9 wins , 5 seconds and 5 thirds from a total of just 23 races. He's gone from winning A7 back in September 2012 to winning A1 last night and with a puppy open victory thrown in for good measure. He's brought me great pleasure watching him progress through the grades and with a little bit of luck he hasn't stopped improving yet. I must also take time to thank Peter Robinson the racing manager at Notts and his team of staff. It's a difficult job bringing pups along but I must say that they've given Khan every chance to improve and learn his trade. Vincent Lund up in the Scottish highlands doesn't like too much of a mention but he must also receive a little praise for his rearing of Khan.
Todays (Tuesday) bags card saw us on the scoresheet just once. Salacres Night winning in A5 , a race in which we also had the runner up , Salacres Ali just 3/4 length back in second. A forecast just shy of £15.00 gave followers of the Salacres forecast a decent dividend.
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