Tuesdays BAGS card saw us score with 4 winners and in the process also land 3 good forecasts. Salacres Clover (11/2) was to beat Kaukola Ridge (6/4) into second place resulting in a forecast of £19.28. Next up Battstreet Lena was to score at a massive 10/1 , beating Salacres Gemma into second and giving a forecast of £32.43. Scarty Reidy finally got off the mark for us after numerous efforts since his move from Monmore , in all honesty the dog probably doesn't want to win too far and was harshly graded when first coming to the track. Given a run and in this sort of company he should stay competitive , though i'd be more inclined to play him in the forecasts and tricasts. Salacres News , a homebred bitch by Rebel Ring x Spread The News , was probably our most impressive winner of the day. She won by an increasing 4 1/4 lengths and posted a personal best time of 30.58 (3098 calc) in the process. Always nice to see any of our dogs improving but doubly nice when they're a homebred and reared. Salacres Robbery ran a fair enough race in second place , giving a forecast of £14.60. Robbery has been a good servant to the kennel but is another in our long list into their veteran stages. He's still loving his racing though and like all our veterans , whilst they're still running well and enjoying what they're doing , why stop them.
Talking of veterans it was great to see May 2006 whelp Battstreet Lena (Pinewood Blue x Funny Moment) scoring for the first time since March at massively rewarding odds of 10/1. Lena is owned by Chris Brentnall , Ant Meakin , Jon Stabler and Ken Stabler and was purchased by Chris from Eamon Moore in Ireland after winning 5 races. Once over at Nottingham she was improved out of all recognition by Chris and Tuesdays victory was her 15th in total at Notts and includes no fewer than 7 x A1 victories in her younger days. Lena has been a terrific servant to the kennel and her owners and she will be a difficult one to replace once she finally retires. At the moment though she's running well and enjoying herself so who knows when that will be.
Just on a final note it was disappointing that Salacres Vision wasn't accepted for the Champion Stakes at Romford this coming weekend. Yes his last win came in A2 company at Notts but looking a little deeper than that , the win was an obvious return to something like his best form , winning by over 8 lengths in 2985. One of the fastest graded runs ever recorded at Nottingham. The last time Vision was at Romford he recorded a top class 2395 , he was a finalist in last years Golden Sprint , in fact he was unlucky not to win the final after being terribly drawn out in six and just failing to get across in front at the bend. He also has top class form at the track over the 575 trip. Yes he's now turned 4yo but his last run signified that this is a dog who is far from finished with performing at a high level and after targeting the Champion Stakes with him for sometime now , it does leave me more than a little disappointed not to have been accepted.
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