One winner on Saturday as Salacres proved far too good on the night for his A3 rivals when winning by 5 1/4 lengths. We were also represented in this race by Salacres Koeman (Zero Ten x Salacres Gem). I like Koeman alot but he is still quite green and learning his trade. Once it all clicks into place he should become a nice dog.
Two winners and two second places on Monday evening. Freddy and Diablo both ran game races in defeat but Salacres Olympic and David both went one better by landing the spoils. Olympic is another dog from the Zero Ten x Salacres Gem litter. Anybody with a good eye will have spotted the potential he had shown in his first 2 x A3 races. So with a drop to A4 on Monday he looked to have a great chance to get off the mark. Pups being pups though you just never know and after not pinging the lids and then being crowded at the first , things didn't look like being straight forward. Laying handy approaching the third bend Olympic showed bravery and guts for such a young pup as he scythed between the two front runners like a knife through butter before running away to a 5 length victory. It was an impressive performance from one so young and inexperienced. Our second winner on the night was Salacres David. We'd hoped David would have been given the call to represent Notts at Perry Barr in the BAGS Track Championship Final however he was overlooked in favour of Beckjay Scooby. Now Beckjay Scooby is a very decent dog , more than decent in fact , but i'd suggest that on a day when point scoring is all important , David might have been a better choice. That's just opinion of course and yes a biased one at that , however after beating the aforementioned Scooby whilst not coming out of third gear last night , maybe he'd have been a wise choice afterall.
It's been a year since Awayday Rock last won a race for us , he was off for a good chunk of that time with injury. The team have worked hard though to get him back to the track in good shape and though todays A5 race was a bit below his previous A2 form , it was so rewarding and so pleasing to see him run so well. We said thank you for the last time today to two of our good servants , Salacres Jimmy and Roman Blueboy ran their final races for us today and will be heading off to start new lives on a comfy sofa. I was fully expecting the usual gas bags to start blowing out hot air this week. To some that's just their nature and I guess whilst they're talking about me at least they're leaving somebody who could take their madcap ramblings to heart alone. I suppose in a few months time we'll be reading about Jimmy and Blueboy on some list or other , i'll sleep peacefully in the knowledge that whilst they have served me well on the track , they have also been served well themselves , fed nothing but the best of food , looked after like kings and will now start new lives with their new families. I wish them the very best of luck.
Hope to chat with some of you at the track soon.