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25th April 2016

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RACE RESULTS
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domino_storm_fd.JPGDerby fever is beginning to grip the greyhound world as we are now just under two weeks away from the first round heats at Wimbledon. Speculation that this might not be the last ever Derby at Plough Lane following a stay of execution on the stadium's closure is great news and hopefully the sport can put on an excellent show to prove that greyhound racing has a strong future. As for our kennel entries, I'm still finalising our team before it closes on Tuesday and  I will do a full review of our runners and their draws in next week's newsletter. All our team that ran in trial stakes last Thursday will be certain entries headed by Domino Storm who firmly put the very fast Ballymac Brogan in his place in a hugely competitive race, she is in the form of her life and recorded a stunning 28.24 (+20) when winning by nearly 3 lengths. Most people say it's near impossible for a bitch to win a Derby but she has continued throughout her career to beat both the boys as well as the girls in top class races, I have to say at this stage our Oaks winner is our leading hope of landing a third Derby for Imperial Kennels. It was a good night for the kennel as Clondoty Alex showed some great battling qualities to win his trial stake in 28.49 (+20) and there were some reasonable performances from Deanridge Madbye (4th), Shutthe Backdoor (great early but taken off the track when trap 1 moved off at the second bend), Roswell Iceman (2nd) Aayamza Seve (5th). That left only Ballymac Shirley to run and a slightly missed break looked to have her in trouble but a scintillating burst of early pace saw her easily lead up and go on to score comfortably by 3 1/2 lengths in a superb 28.37, the racing manager deemed the going to be normal which made the run even better. Certainly both Ballymac Shirley and Domino Storm will take some beating on the competitive market of which bitch goes the furthest in the Derby but there is a lot of quality in that division that's for sure.

saffrons_boxer3.JPGBefore racing new purchase California showed good early pace to lead a good trial with Do It For Twiggy and Barricane Bullet before tying up and cramping and will have his last qualifying trial tomorrow. A trial that really pleased me was Saffrons Boxer who showed excellent all round pace to win by 5 lengths in a very nice 28.50. He could well be one of those unexposed types that could go a long way in the classic which would give our members of the Markwallisgreyhounds Racing Club a great thrill. The club is going very well at the moment and for anyone who wants to have a Derby interest at an affordable price now is the time to join.

Our other entries are likely to include Calco Flyer who has a run at Sheffield tomorrow. He was unlucky last year when eliminated in a tough heat in the opening round but came back to land the British Bred race on finals night. I can see him doing much better this year. We may have two or three other entries making our team up to about 12 though Blue Moment might miss the Derby after picking up a small toe injury in a trial at Towcester on Wednesday.

billys_bullet1.JPGDefinitely not going in the Derby is Patchys Kerry as she is concentrating on the Coral Regency at Hove over a stiff 695m and will have a break afterwards. On Thursday in the heats her bid for a third Category 1 title on the spin created its own special story. Kerry led a good field and was going well up to the last bend but the field was closing on her, one of those was an almost 'forgotten dog' in Billys Bullet and after having some small injury problems over the last three weeks we were surprised ourselves that he stayed on so well as we thought he was well short of a run. Not only did he stay on well he actually got up on the line to beat Kerry by 3/4 length in 41.60. Clearly Patchys Kerry is struggling to get home in this stamina sapping trip but write her off at your peril as she is a sensational winner but what a story Billys Bullet is, ante post favourite for last year's event he sadly broke his hock quite badly when seemingly romping to a wide margin success in the heats. A battle to come back to the track was won just before Christmas and some decent wins have followed but he certainly hasn't come back to his all conquering best, surely that can be expected and whether over time he does or doesn't he is still a very good dog and excites the owners when he runs. Most importantly he's loving being able to race again and he is having no reaction to his old injury and credit to my team for that, what a brilliant story it would be if he could qualify for the final. We also had another heat winner when Ribble a Atom got loose and our marathon runner outstayed her rivals to win well in 41.61, veteran Black Francis also qualified when 3rd in his heat. 

 

OPEN RACING

Our only open racing of the week is covered above.

 

TOWCESTER REVIEW

ferryforth_fran_fd.JPGOn Tuesday Cappoquin Jack got off the mark with a nice display of all round pace to win an A7 by 4 lengths in 28.52, Swift Slaney was most impressive back from injury winning an A5 in 28.37.

No luck on Friday from our five runners and on Saturday we had two nice winners with Ginas Lad in an A2 who scored by a length in 28.35and in a hot six bend race Ferryforth Fran was most impressive scoring by 3 lengths in a fine 39.34.

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK


OPEN - DOMINO STORM
GRADED - FERRYFORTH FRAN


 

WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK

Tomorrow we travel to Sheffield for some supporting races on the Sky card including Derby hopefuls Domino Storm and Calco Flyer.

A busy night Thursday as we travel to Hove for the semi finals of the Coral Regency while we also have Derby trial stakes at Wimbledon. 

 

WEBSITE RECOMMENDED BETS

Patchys Kerry might be a touch vulnerable but she is still in the Coral Regency as the semi finals approach. Billys Bullet must have needed the run when beating Kerry and is worth an interest at around 14/1 so we will add him to our bets.

Tomorrow on the Sky card at Sheffield I think both Calco Flyer and Domino Storm can win and a double on the two is advised.

BILLYS BULLET - 1.5 pts e.w ante post 14/1 - Coral Regency - Hove - semi finals Thursday

CALCO FLYER/DOMINO STORM - 4 pt win Double - Sheffield - Tuesday 

 

ADVISED LAST WEEK


PATCHYS KERRY - 5 pts win ante post 7/2 - Coral Regency - Hove - semi finals Thursday

 

 

Derby fever is beginning to grip the greyhound world as we are now just under two weeks away from the first round heats at Wimbledon, speculation that this might not be the last ever Derby at Plough Lane following a stay of execution on the stadiums closure is great news and hopefully the sport can put on an excellent show to prove that greyhound racing has a strong future, as for our kennel entries I'm still finalising our team before it closes on Tuesday, I will do a full review of our runners and their draws in next weeks newsletter, all our team that ran in trial stakes last Thursday will be certain entries headed by Domino Storm who firmly put the very fast Ballymac Brogan in his place in a hugely competitive race, she is in the form of her life and recorded a stunning 28.24 (+20) when winning by nearly 3 lgths, most people say it's near impossible for a bitch to win a Derby but she has continued throughout her career to beat both the boys as well as the girls in top class races, I have to say at this stage our Oaks winner is our leading hope of landing a third Derby for Imperial Kennels, it was a good night for the kennel as Clondoty Alex showed some great battling qualities to win his trial stake in 28.49 (+20), there was some reasonable performances from Deanridge Madbye (4th), Shutthe Backdoor (great early but taken off the track when trap 1 moved off at the second bend), Roswell Iceman (2nd) Aayamza Seve (5th), that left only Ballymac Shirley to run and a slightly missed break looked to have her in trouble but a scintillating burst of early pace saw her easily lead up and go on to score comfortably by 3 1/2 lgths in a superb 28.37, the racing manager deemed the going to be normal which made the run even better, certainly both Ballymac Shirley and Domino Storm will take some beating on the competitive market of which bitch goes the furthest in the Derby but there is a lot of quality in that division that's for sure.

Before racing new purchase California showed good early pace to lead a good trial with Do It For Twiggy and Barricane Bullet before tying up and cramping and will have his last qualifying trial tomorrow, a trial that really pleased me was Saffrons Boxer who showed excellent all round pace to win by 5 lgths in a very nice 28.50, he could well be one of those unexposed types that could go a long way in the classic which would give  our members of the Markwallisgreyhounds Racing Club a great thrill, the club is going very well at the moment and for anyone who wants to have a Derby interest at an affordable price now is the time to join.

Our other entries are likely to be Calco Flyer who has a run at Sheffield tomorrow, he was unlucky last year when eliminated in a tough heat in the opening round but came back to land the British Bred race on finals night, I can see him doing much better this year, we may gave 2 or 3 other entries making our team up to about 12 though Blue Moment might miss the Derby after picking up a small toe injury in a trial at Towcester on Wednesday.

Definitely not going in the Derby is Patchys Kerry as she is concentrating on the Coral Regency at Hove over a stiff 695m and will have a break afterwards, on Thursday in the heats her bid for a third Category 1 title on the spin created its own special story, Kerry led a good field and was going well up to the last bend but the field was closing on her, one of those was an almost 'forgotten dog' in Billys Bullet and after having some small injury problems over the last three weeks we was surprised ourselves that he stayed on so well as we thought he was well short of a run, not only did he stay on well he actually got up on the line to beat Kerry by 3/4 lgth in 41.60, clearly Patchys Kerry is struggling to get home in this stamina sapping trip but right her off at your peril as she is a sensational winner but what a story Billys Bullet is, ante post favourite for last years event he sadly broke his hock quite badly when seemingly romping to a wide margin success in the heats, a battle to come back to the track was one just before Christmas and some decent wins have followed but he certainly hasn't came back to his all conquering best, surely that can be expected and whether over time he does or doesn't he is still a very good dog and excites the owners when he runs, most importantly he's loving being able to race again and he is having no relation to his old injury and credit to my team for that, what a brilliant story it would be if he could qualify for the final, we also had another heat winner when Ribble a Atom got loose and our marathon runner outstayed her rivals to win well in 41.61, veteran Black Francis also qualified when 3rd in his heat.

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