Saturday night we scored with 3 of our runners. Salacres Jinsky was winning for the first time in her career when taking her A7 race. She ran well , getting up late on to score despite some trouble in running. She's an improving young bitch but is only tiny in stature. If she's handled right she can improve but she needed this win to get a little confidence into her. Salacres French finished second in this race , he also ran well. The Salacres Forecast paid £20.81. Next up was Salacres Butler. Now Butler is a game and consistent dog. Butler was having his 100th race here at Nottingham. Unsuccessful in 6 attempts over in Ireland he's gone on to win 17 times from 100 attempts here at Notts whilst finishing second a further 18 times. On Saturday , his 100th race remember , he was winning in A6 grade for only the second time in his career , life in the old dog yet ! Zacharius Corey was our third and final winner of the night. She knows only one way to win. Early pace always led. She's not one for being challenged too much but if she gets her own way out in front then she's as keen as they come. That was her 3rd win from 6 runs and at nearly 6yo she remains in very good form with herself. We were also represented in the Greyhound Derby down at Wimbledon on Saturday. Our charity greyhound Head Case was running but a moderate start from his trap 6 draw , along with first bend trouble , meant that his Derby challenge was over at the first hurdle. Still , nothing ventured nothing gained and there remains further races to be won with this dog throughout the summer.
The closest we came to a winner on Monday was Salacres Johno. He's been running well of late and if it hadn't been for a bit of third bend scrimmaging he would have found himself on the winners podium. That said I suppose his running style always means he could encounter trouble late on , he shouldn't be too long in winning again though. We were represented in the 480m maiden final at 922pm by Salacres Fancy. Owned by myself , Mark and Bernie she looked to be hard in , but barring last bend trouble she'd more than likely have finished a very creditable runner up. As it was she came off worst of all and ended up filling last place. She deserved more than that and she remains in good form.
Tuesday we had just the one winner. Salacres Brent was winning in A3 for the first time and winning for the third time in four races since mid May. He came over to the UK with a terrible virus and to be honest the dog is lucky to still be alive never mind running and winning races again. It took an incredible effort from all the team at the kennels to get this dog well again. Having given this dog to Mark as one to follow for readers of his Greyhound Express column it was particularly pleasing to see him winning. Nothing worse than looking like a mug lol
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