Monday 25th April 2011
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Dave Wood at Questhouse Kennels has decided to Donate an upcoming pup from the following mating Black Shaw x Little Molly. Molly is litter sister to Little Urge who has already clocked 7 x 100 plus ratings on Data, brother Jog On Barney (Formerly Little Bargain) clocked 28-76 Clonmel as a puppy, the back breeding is straight from the Top Drawer.
He will Rear the pup through to 12 Months whereby it then becomes the responsibility of the winning owner.
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It was a much better week for the kennel results wise but without doubt the week belonged to the Chris Allsopp team who capped off a great night at Hall Green last Tuesday with Express Shuttle landing the Blue Riband. Now sadly only a Category 2 event, it was an excellent evening with Daren Johnson dropping in as he approaches the end of his epic adventure from John O Groats to Lands End. Thousands have been raised for the two charities Help For Heroes and the RGT and it was heart warming to see people giving generously and also seeing Daren in good shape after the trials and tribulations of his journey. Chris Allsopp landed a four timer on the night and the points awarded took him to the top of the Trainers Championship Standings, we ourselves ensured his lead wasn't too great with fine wins for Mountjoy Moon and the returning Ayamzagirl on the supporting card.
Mountjoy Moon couldn't have been more impressive in winning the Puppy Race in a very fast 28.08 just 6 spots off Eye Onthe Storm's track record and her next target will be the Sky race at Sittingbourne a week on Wednesday where she could be faced with the mouth watering prospect of taking on Gary Newbon's Monmore Puppy Derby winner Droopys Greg. The news that Droopys Greg won't be taking part in the Derby, now only three weeks away, came as a surprise to most people including myself but we also possibly face the same dilemma with Mountjoy Moon. Obviously she is as fast a pup as there is around at the moment but two things against her would be firstly, she is a bitch and they don't have the best record in Derby's and secondly she will still be a pup when the classic gets underway on May 12th. If she was mine I would put her in but I will decide for definite after I've spoken with her owner Patsy Canavan.
Ayamzagirl bounced back with a nice win in the Marathon to silence a few critics and on Saturday headed off to Sittingbourne for the heats of the TV Trophy. Drawn in the toughest of the three heats she never seemed to get going and despite getting beat by less than 4 lengths she could only finish 5th. It was slightly disappointing but on reflection her final time for the race would have seen her qualify from both the other two heats. Interestingly she is three from three at Hall Green and none from three at Sittingbourne.
Still at Hall Green I watched the recording of the meeting the next day and was impressed by the way Gary Newbon asked some searching questions to GRA supremo Clive Feltham. To be fair Clive answered them all with honesty and we were all left in no doubt of the fact that the GRA have no money to invest into their tracks and they are only trading to service their massive debt. Quite where that leaves the sport I don't know but with the GRA holding all the major classics and the rights to the Sky we all seem to be sinking with them.
Thanks anyway to Clive who made sure Daren and the GAAB team were well looked after on the night. Talking of which my wife Sarah with Linda and my two kids Daniel and Emily raised over £200 for GABB when we were at Mildenhall yesterday and we thank all the people at the track who donated. On a lovely day a good crowd was present and if they continue to do their once a month opens on Sunday I thoroughly recommend a visit, their carvery in the restaurant is as good as you can get anywhere, full marks!
The Derby is as said fast approaching and we were pleased with last Wednesday's trial session at Wimbledon. Two of Frazer Blacks raiders from across the water Droopys Hutton 28.42 and Droopys Diarra 28.44 set the standard for the day but we were delighted with Kinda Ready who strode out lovely when recording 28.52 and Blonde Snapper who clocked 28.53 just before the bowser went round. I was particualy pleased with last year's finalist Adageo who seems to have came through a career threatening injury. In his first 480m since last September he clocked a very respectable 28.79 and looks set to have another crack at the premier classic.
Both Blonde Snapper and Kinda Ready now trial at Sittingbourne tomorrow and will as well as Mountjoy Moon be aimed at the Sky meeting on TV Trophy night which should be their final preperation before the Derby. Blonde Fletch who was a shade unlucky at Hall Green heads to Brighton on Thursday where he will be one of the leading contenders for the Regency over 695m.
We drew a blank at Nottingham on Monday and on Tuesday Mountjoy Moon and Ayamzagirl were most impressive on the Sky card at Hall Green.
Dalcash Scolari was the star of the show at Henlow on Thursday and again showed his love for the track with a convincing win from off the pace in a warm 550m by 3 lengths in 33.83.
Our runners found it tough in the Derby trial stakes at Wimbledon on Saturday and Ayamzagirl was eliminated from the T.V Trophy heats at Sittingbourne.
On Sunday at Mildenhall Catunda Mae just prevailed when favourite for a 545 in 34.53 while Chapelane Harry returned from a long lay off to record a rare win by 6 lengths in 23.47
On Monday Kildream Boy and Legit Jack both ran well when 3rd while Mountjoy Orion was a very strong running winner by 3 1/2 lengths in a fast 28.12 + 20. On Wednesday Lord Aristocray was 2nd again before Risky Blue opened his account at the second time of asking scoring by over 2 lengths in 28.68 +20. On Saturday debutante Sulphur Spring showed good pace when 2nd and in a messy A1 Aero Spark ran on strong to grab the spoils by a short head in 28.73 + 20. Scodan Moet and Mountjoy Orion both ran well when 3rd in other A1's.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Tonight Kinda Breezy and Lil Risky making his debut for the kennel run in the same heat of the Coral on TV Maiden 400m.
On Wednesday the Sky cameras visit Peterborough for the Puppy Derby and Directors Wit, Goldies Destiny and Ayamzagirl have all got tough races.
The Regency at Hove starts on Thursday and Blonde Fletch should go well.
Romford on Friday and Wimbledon on Saturday complete the week
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Mountjoy Moon landed the 5 star nap at Hall Green but all the 6/4 and 11/8 was snapped up early but it was a win none the less. The short run to the bend doesn't suit Blonde Fletch but the fact is that he is a class act and we have to have a bet on him for the Recgency that starts on Thursday.
BLONDE FLETCH - 2pts e.w ante-post - Coral Regency - Hove - starts Thursday
ADVISED LAST WEEK
MOUNTJOY MOON - 5 pts win - Hall Green - Tuesday - WON 10/11