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Weekend birthday celebrations has made our weekly newsletter a touch late and I will have to be brief as we approach a busy weekend of action.
It wasn’t the best ever weekend on the track with just a sole winner on Friday in Antigua Fire at Romford who scrambled home in a 750m race in 47.40. At Monmore we saw Aayamza Royale and Jaxx Purple crash out of the semi finals of the Summer Stayers and a defeat for the well fancied Antigua Breeze on Sunday in the British Bred sprint semi finals was also a bit of a blow though a real positive was that Saffrons Xpress
qualified for the final when 3rd in the same race. Certainly our kennel seems a little out of form at the moment but hopefully we can bounce back soon, we suffered a similar story around June/July last year which had everyone writing us off and I notice no one is making the same mistake this year. We have quite a few new dogs starting to run and the likes of Antigua Romeo and next month Coolavanny Messi will return from injury to boost our strength.
The launch of the new National Greyhound Supporters Club last week is an exciting concept that needs all our readers to embrace, already starting to gather real momentum you can join on the NGSC website
. Of course we all wait for when the world gets back to normal and then the NGSC will really start to make an impact on the promotion and rejuvenation of greyhound racing, we thank David Mitchell for his hard work and I’m really looking forward to what the NGSC can do and our kennel is fully behind the club. On Saturday at Henlow under the NGSC banner we won two races which had lovely trophies supplied by Burridge Trophies.
It seems like forever now that we have been in the grip of the pandemic but with tracks slowly beginning to let firstly owners into the stadiums and gradually the public albeit in limited numbers it’s still another step forward. Romford begins its September of big race competitions and we are expecting to have plenty of entries so I would suggest any owners who want to attend book their tickets early via the Romford website.
Our winners last week at Henlow included Energize Bobadoo (28.55) on Monday which was her last race before retiring. On Tuesday we had three nice winners in the evening with Shazzas Bullet (28.19) at a juicy 10/1, Algo For You (33.53) in a good S1 and a nice performance from Formel Jet (27.90). Longacres Lily (27.91) produced a shock when winning at 10/1 on Thursday and on Saturday we had two nice winners with Koroleva Queen (28.39) and an excellent 27.42 victory for the fast improving Agincourt Xena
in an A3.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
OPEN RACING - SAFFRONS XPRESS
GRADED - AGINCOURT XENA
WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK
A busy night's action at Romford on Friday with plenty of runners mostly in preparation for the forthcoming big competitions and on Saturday we have a few runners on the supporting card at Monmore.
A great effort from the Markwallisgreyhounds Racing Club's Saffrons Xpress to make the final of the Category 2 British Bred sprint competition on Sunday at Towcester and though a big price he is capable of pulling off a surprise.
WEBSITE RECOMMENDED BETS
With the kennel not just out of form but out of luck as Aayamza Royale hit the rail at the first bend causing her to lose all momentum in the semi final of the Summer Stayers at Monmore and now it’s time to step her up in trip.
Until we are back to form I will leave any recommended bets.
ADVISED LAST WEEK
AAYAMZA ROYALE - 2 pts each way ante post 7/1 - Ladbrokes Summer Stayers - Monmore - lost