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Monday 18th January 2010



After a very slow to the start of the year mainly due to the weather our kennel begins to get back to normal this week with a busy schedule planned. The first Sky meeting is on Tuesday at Hall Green which features the Betfair Prestige final over 645m and sees our St Leger hero Kinda Easy in action. He now trades as an even money favorite to land the spoils after an exhilarating performance in the heats where he beat the talented Lorrys Options comfortably some six lengths quicker than the other two heats. With five runners on the card including the in form and consistent Jogadusc Ace it would be a great start to the year if we tasted success. Last week despite some more heavy snow we had runners in two finals. At Harlow in the Monkey Standard final Bell Tornado was beaten a short head into second and in the first really competitive competition, the Coronation Cup at Romford, Eye Onthe Tempo could only finish 3rd to the impressive Fatboyz Zorro who took the title in good fashion.

We wait with bated breath as our Greyhound Derby winner Kinda Ready has his first workout on Tuesday morning at Monmore in a sprint. With the forthcoming Trainers Championship meeting on March 23rd at Doncaster (excellent choice of track) I feel with such a long lay off he is going to need a few trials and a couple of races to be match fit and will be a key member of our side that hopefully will include the likes of Eye Onthe Storm (see latest Feature Dog page), Droopys Zach, Kinda Easy, Eye Eye Pickle, Dalcash Scolari amongst others, a formidable squad of top class dogs.

The consultation meeting at the Holiday Inn opposite Walthamstow Stadium on Saturday morning was well attended by Greyhound enthusiasts led by Ricky Holloway. He along with all the SOS team have done a magnificent job in trying to reopen Walthamstow and we can only hope now that all the politicians and councillors see sense and refuse L & Q planning permission for their proposed slum city! If they do then despite a certain amount of negativity I'm sure it will be bought back at a sensible price creating much needed local jobs and leisure facilities for the community. From a personal point of view we trained the last winner at Walthamstow and we fully intend to train the first one at a new Walthamstow stadium.

Now we bring you news of a fantastic new project from our website, we are currently in the process of purchasing a racehorse that we intend to syndicate. The horse is a colt to be trained by the talented John Ryan in Newmarket only a few miles from Imperial Kennels. John like us enjoyed a superb year in 2009 sending out a healthy number of winners that included the impressive Silver Grecian owned by our kennel's very own Tony Wannacott, Alan Dee and Bill Mckluskey and thinks highly of the horse we intend buying. Details of this interesting syndication are now up on the Guest Column but be warned don't think too long about joining the syndication as shares are already in demand (I will be having a share myself).




On Monday at Romford still in freezing temperatures both Rockburst Canyon and Gan On Parker were 3rd in their respective heats of the Coral TV Puppy Trophy where they were at a big disadvantage drawn on the rails with a bias heavily favouring the outside. On the same night Glenagower Champ (30.39) and All That Noise (30.49) trialled well at Nottingham for tonight's Puppy Futurity. On Tuesday the heats of the Betfair Prestige at Hall Green had a competitive look to it. Our only entry Kinda Easy showed a distinct liking for the track when beating the top class Lorrys Options by nearly 3 lengths in a fast 40.15 (-80) some six lengths quicker than the other 2 heats.

A busy night at Harlow on Wednesday with the heats of the Monkey Maiden over 415m. Aldataro Lass ran well when 2nd in her heat while Foulden Vieri got his name on the score sheet for the first time winning by 1 3/4 in 26.81 (-30). In the other heat the traps opened too early and the race was void and was re-run on Saturday and Judo Flame making her debut was 2nd. In the Monkey Standard final we had three runners, Risky Fabio and Risky Invader were hampered at the start and it was left to the third of our runners Bell Tornado to chase after early pace setter Uncertain Step which he just failed to do by a short head in 26.34 (-30).

On Friday at Romford the feature race was the Coronation Cup Final where Eye Onthe Tempo was a well beaten 3rd from Fatboyz Zorro. Our other two runners saw a win from Risky Sensation in a Maiden Stayers by 1 1/4 lengths in 36.19 and an unlucky 2nd from Directors Fire beaten 1 3/4 lengths in 24.35.




On Wednesday two wins and a third from our three graded runners. Miss Sarah was 3rd while there were good wins from Centaur Rosina (26.69 calc) and Adageo (26.51 calc) who made it two on the spin.

On Saturday Blackey Said So was 2nd before a good run from behind by Legit Jack saw him prevail by 1 1/2 lengths in 26.29 calc. Three more convincing wins followed Genesis Fuzzums by 4 lengths in 26.35 calc, Justins Princess by 4 1/2 lengths in 26.19 calc and Bell Tornado ran riot winning by 6 1/2 lengths in 25.90 calc.








Droopys Seve, All That Noise and Glenagower Champ run at Nottingham in the heats of the Futurity Puppy Trophy. A big day's trial session at Monmore on Tuesday morning as the likes of Kinda Ready, Eye Onthe Flash, Dalcah Scolari, Directors Spur, Aero Bolt, Goldies Sam and two promising new pups Chaperlane Harry and Maeve are put through their paces. At night the start of the Betfair Arc at Swindon only sees one entry from our kennel as Eye Eye Pickle tries to win our third Arc in a row. Three runners in the Monkey Maiden Final at Harlow on Wednesday Foulden Vieri, Judo Fame and Aldataro Lass give us a strong hand. Opens at Henlow Thursday and Monmore Saturday as well as the Arc second round complete a busy week.




I hope everyone got on Kinda Ready ante-post for the Derby last week as recommended as his odds are coming down all the time. Difficult to see a proper bet this week so we will leave alone until we do.