After we had to withdraw Salacres Impact from his 480m engagement we were only represented on the night by Salacres Sparky in the 905m marathon. At times we've watched Sparky and thought he had marathon prospect written all over him , at others he's left us bemused and looking like he barely stays six bends. Last night though he came away well , got himself into a handy position by the bend , took it up coming off the second bend and that was that , race over. Despite being challenged on numerous occasions during the race Sparky was not for passing. He just kept finding and finding and if they'd gone around again he'd have still been in front. He's not a dog that wins as often as he should , i've said that on this blog before , however after landing the last leg of our four timer at Henlow , then scoring on Select Stakes night , he certainly knows how to put his head in front when it matters most.
It was a great nights racing at Notts and a packed crowd. Just shows you what a free bottle of beer and good class racing does !
Anyway must rush , couple of runners to prepare for Henlow tonight , Salacres Cool and Salacres William , hopefully they'll both go well.