Tuesday we had eight runners on the morning BAGS card and although we'd have hoped to land a winner or two it was one of those days when we kept hitting the crossbar. Dessie got beat a neck after running one of his best races to date , Roman Blueboy got beat by a length and then Cookie completed a treble of second places by finishing runner up in his A7 race.
So after a quiet start to the week it was onto Fridays meeting which included the 4 heats of the Nottingham Trainers Championship. On paper it looked a tough ask for us to win the event but the dogs are in great form at present and are winning races that quite frankly they have no right to be winning. Our 4 trainers championship runners were Salacres Dubai , George , Impact and Sonic. Dubai finished last in his leg but the next 3 all ran out excellent winners and this was enough to see us crowned champions. A great performance from all involved. We had one other winner on the night and that was Salacres Large who won his A4 race. Large has really hit a purple patch just lately and that was his fourth win in just seven starts. Another young dog heading in the right direction.
Eight runners on Saturday saw us end the night with one winner. Salacres Rachel hadn't won since September last year but this wasn't a great A7 and after taking a commanding early lead she ran out a comfortable winner. She led off a very average sectional though so I do hope she's not too harshly treated next time out.
Down to Henlow for a few opens on Sunday , though in all honesty most were only there for a change of scenery. Salacres George looked the one of ours with stand out claims but I must say he really disappointed me. A reproduction of anything like his last time out Notts win would have seen him run out a comfortable winner of this race , a missed break and no real sparkle , allied to running off the bend saw him finish second at very short odds. Disappointing isn't the word.
Now I don't want to mention any names here but I was this week left feeling very upset about the handling of the sale of a UK based greyhound. We deal with many people in Ireland and the UK regarding buying dogs and i've got to say that the amount of times that we've been let down over the sale of a UK based greyhound is unbelievable. In my view once a deal is agreed it is agreed and as a seller you should stick to the agreement. If you don't want to sell your dog , then don't offer them for sale. Simple really.
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