Tuesdays BAGS meeting saw us head to the track with 8 runners. We ended up coming away with a couple of winners in the shape of Roberto and Chek. Roberto ran one of his best races to date to take his A2 race by 4 1/2 lengths in 3027 whilst Chek also ran well to take his A4 by a head. I've got to put my hands up and admit I thought Chek was plenty short enough at the price but the win was still gratefully received.
Friday we had the 9 runners , just the 1 winner but what an impressive winner he was. Salacres Michael had previously won 4 races for us , namely an A3 , a couple of A2s and an A1. Fridays win was yet again in top level A1 company but it was a personal best effort that was very easy on the eye. Smashing out of his trap 3 berth he put a good field to the sword to always lead and win by 5 3/4 lengths in 3025. A great effort from this stunning looking white and fawn dog on a track that would have been a little slower than he'd really like.
Saturday night we had a very welcome four timer. Henry was first off as he took advantage of trouble on the inside to win his A4. Next up was Adele. Her A6 field was reduced to 5 runners and this gave Adele enough space to come through the field and take this race late. Chris was next up , steering a wide course throughout to win his A7 whilst Large rounded the night off by taking advantage of a drop in class to win his A6.
On Sunday we were to be represented by 5 runners down at Hove. The camaraderie of the trainers at Nottingham should never be underestimated. The good wishes of Phil 'ya dogs chucked in tonight' Jones and Laurence 'i'll have ya a pound your dogs all finish last' Tuffin were very much appreciated. Thankfully the dogs don't listen to Mr Tuffin (does anybody ?) and his pound coins will be spent well over at the track canteen. Salacres Pele was making his career debut at a high maiden open level. The fact we entered him to make his debut at such a level shows the regard in which we hold him. Despite not trapping in his best fashion and encountering trouble at a couple of points in his race , he was not beaten all that far and the run gave us alot of hope for the future. Salacres Zero looked hard in in her bitches open , she didn't look like she could lead and for a confirmed front runner having her first look at the track that proved decisive as she finished a well beaten last. Next up was Salacres Sonic. On paper he looked like our best chance of the day and he didn't let us down. Careful on the bends throughout on a strange track he gradually warmed himself up and came through with a powerful late run to land the spoils. The win made the long trip down to the south coast for Mark and Sonics co-owner Bernie Slater well worthwhile. Salacres Roberto was a very game runner up in his maiden race , he was involved in early trouble but stuck to his guns and battled on well to take second spot. This dog is really starting to mature now and remains one to keep on the right side of. Salacres Jimmy was our fifth and final runner of the day. He looked to be in hard and he , like Zero , finished well beaten. All in all a decent day with our three runners with chances all running well. It just goes to show that given a chance our dogs are ready , willing and able to take advantage.
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