On Saturday we were to be represented on either side of the Irish sea. Mark headed off to Dublin with Salacres Francie and though he could only finish in fifth place it was a privilege for the kennel to be represented on Boylesports Irish Derby Final night. We were pleased to support Shelbourne Park , Boylesports and everybody connected with Irish greyhound racing on such a special night. I hope in future years we can see many more British runners heading over. The Irish support our Derby greatly and it would be great to see the support returned. Back at home track Nottingham we landed a double. Roman Blueboy was racing for the first time since June and returned a fresh dog as he scored in A6. Salacres Foxy again won in A2 and he looks to be staying stronger with every passing race as he recorded a personal best of 3047 calculated. Foxy has a record of 9 wins from 28 starts. Not bad for a young dog who doesn't reach 2yo for another few weeks.
Just 3 runners at Notts on Monday night so a return of 1 winner , a second and a third wasn't too bad. Savana Ophelia popped out well and after taking an early lead she maintained a decent enough gallop and with trouble in behind stayed on well to take her A4. Salacres Colin took second in his A5 whilst Kingdom finished fourth after a slow start in her sprint open.
Tuesdays BAGS meeting saw us represented by just eight runners so a return of 4 winners and a neck second was very pleasing indeed. Oscars Turbo isn't the easiest dog to win with by any means so it was pleasing to see him follow up last weeks win in A7 with a good come from behind victory in A6. Hopefully he can keep on improving. Next up was Salacres Times who put her early pace to very good use as she soon took command of her A3 race , coming back to the field slightly late on but the result never really looked in any doubt. Aglish Champ finished runner up , beaten just a neck in A5 with a strong late finish. Our third winner wasn't too long in arriving though. Salacres Oak came through with a very strong late run to win his A3. He's a dog who goes well fresh and took his chance well at a very generous 8/1. Salacres Large completed the four timer. He was winning in A5 for the second week running and took his chance well.
Peter is away this week supporting the very worthy charity www.headcase.org.uk as they cycle their way across the Pyrenees. Anybody wishing to make a donation to Head Case can do so through the following link and I know it would be very much appreciated https://www.justgiving.com/headcasecancertrust
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