Moving onto Tuesdays BAGS meeting and we had 9 runners and came away with 3 winners and 2 seconds. Our first winner of the day came via Salacres Song. She's a nice bitch , only a youngster of February 13 , so to win in A4 in only her second career start was a very decent effort indeed. Song is bred by Zero Ten and out of an unraced but extremely well bred dam called Revelate. Revelate is a full sister to Dusseldorf who raced for us and I cannot speak more highly of the breeding. This bitch could be anything and will continue to improve for a good while yet. Our second winner of the day was Salacres News. This homebred bitch has been a terrific servant to the kennel , winning for the 25th time in 116 races and with a further 21 runner up places for good measure. Life would be easy with a kennel full like her. Salacres Large ran second in this race to give a Salacres forecast of £31.13. Our third and final winner of the day was Salacres Colin. He was winning for the second time in his short career to date , only an A7 win but it will have done his confidence no harm at all. All young dogs need that bit of confidence to see them progress and even winning a small race like this can be a huge help.
Friday came and went without success. The best we could manage was a second place finish for Henry Hi I. Henry is proving a difficult dog to win with. This June 12 Ten Large Down dog was winless in 6 runs at Henlow and is still without a win to his name in 5 runs here at Notts. With a bit of luck he'll hopefully get his head in front soon and like I said with Colin , a win can provide a dog with a huge amount of confidence.
Saturday we headed down to the track with 11 runners and though the night started off well courtesy of a win from Salacres Impact , that was as good as it was to get as he proved to be our only winner. Down in grade Impact took advantage of major first bend trouble to turn in a menacing second position. He put the race to bed as he took the lead by the third bend and pulled away for a comprehensive victory.
Moving onto Monday night and we headed to the track with 6 runners , 5 in graded and Pele in the puppy open. We were doubled up in the first race with Salacres Paddy and Tango. The race in honesty looked made for Tango to chase after the favourite and finish in his customary second place. He was held up at a crucial time though and despite finishing with a rattle he was beaten for second by non other than our own Paddy. If your lucks out , it's out. Incredible Ruby also managed second in her A2 race but in all honesty was well beaten. The highlight of the evening though came from a brilliant performace from Pele. The odds suggested that he was up against it taking on Thirteen Bags but we were very hopeful of a big performance from a much more suitable trap 1 berth. Unfortunately Pele was bumped soon after trap rise and was crowded on both the run up and at the bend. In the meantime Thirteen Bags had taken a 3 length lead going down the back and set Pele a tough question. Digging deep Pele inched closer and closer and was only just touched off in the closest of photo finishes. Disappointing as it was a run that deserved no less than victory but it was a run that yet again filled us with optimism for the future.
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