Saturday evening brought a treble and a second at Notts and a mixed night of emotions at Peterborough. Salacres Freddy is often a dog who'll find a way to get beat in races he should be winning. His owner Deryck isn't known as Dangerous for nothing and at times it appears as if he's passed this trait onto Freddy. Saturday though Freddy was down into a very winnable A5 and even Dangerous couldn't bock this one. Freddy was away and gone like a flash and ran out a comfortable 7 length winner. Crackaway Drama was our second winner of the night. Drama had been a little below par last time out , by his own high standards , but he was well and truly back to form here with a game come from behind success in A2. Irish finished a well beaten second in his A7 , but Francie managed to win his A3 by 2 lengths to complete a treble at Notts.
Whilst we'd landed the treble at Notts we also had Matt and David representing Nottingham in the BAGS Track Championship at Peterborough. Matt was in a lovely position at the first bend in his Youngsters race , he lay a very handy second until disaster struck and he suffered a nasty hock injury. My thanks must go to the Peterborough vet though who patched Matt up well and who knows in time he may make a comeback. The main thing though is that Matt is well and isn't feeling too sorry for himself. He'll receive all the care and attention he needs during his period of recuperation. David is becoming a real fun dog to watch. Not one to come out of the traps too quickly it was going to take some effort for him to come from last to first over the sharp 435m of Peterborough in this Elite race. One by one though he passed them all and he got there to win comfortably in the shadow of the line. Boooom. A good win for David , a good win for the team and a good win for Notts. Everybodys a winner. Can I just pass thanks to all that sent their best wishes for Matts recovery. Very much appreciated by all the team here.
Monday night we had just the two runners. Best we could manage was Douglas finishing a well enough beaten second.
Tuesday we landed 3 winners and a forecast. First up was Romeo Blitz. Blitz took a little while to settle at Notts but today was his fourth win for us. This was his second run down to A5 grade and although he's no superstar he is upto winning against this class so long as he gets a run. It is worth keeping in mind though that he managed to lead off a very average 535 sectional , he'll not be given that luxury in too many races. Salacres Colin is a stalwart of the kennel , today was his 101st race for us and his 13th win. He looked to have a solid chance in this A7 and despite not making it easy he ground out a photo finish win from our own Silvia. The Salacres forecast paid £7.80. Silvia is a genuine bitch who stays very well at her own level. It's a shame that we don't have some lower level 680m races at the track as she'd be ideal for those , she'd be out of her depth against S2 class dogs though so it's a case of staying over 500m for now. Hopefully Silvia can win soon , her current strikerate of 1 from 25 isn't befitting a bitch who is as genuine as she is. The inside of the track looked to be running a good few lengths slower than the middle to outside on Tuesday and Fintan took advantage of this from his favoured trap 6 draw to win by 2 1/2 lengths in A4.
We're off to Newcastle on Thursday night. It's finals night for the Northern Puppy Derby and the All England Cup. It looks a great card and it's pleasing for us to be represented by David in the British Bred race.
Thanks for reading and see you soon.