Monday 28th May 2012
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DERBY CHAMPION 2012
BLONDE BLSMBLONDE SNAPPEDMDMDNAPPER LblobloblIST 2012
Thank you Blonde Snapper for providing us with one of the best moments in our lives when landing the 2012 William Hill Greyhound Derby Final on Saturday night. I'm afraid words can't describe how I feel myself right at this moment and if I'm honest I am aboslutelye exhausted from the pressure, tension and celebrations of not just an amazing night at Wimbledon but an incredible build up during the week. For that reason I'm going to write a special Derby feature iwth some superb pictures and ocntributions from my staff to be ready on Wednesday morning and I hope everyone will enjoy reading this as much as I'm going to enjoy writing it.
I will also talk about and give all our readers an update on Aero Majestic who saldy broke his hock on Saturday.
I will keep this brief today as I really am so tired but plese log in on Wednesday.
Our first open racing action of the week was at Hove and Oxford on Thursday while I was a guest on RPGTV (surprisingly I managed to pick 9 winners on the night). Blonde Fletch having a warm up 659m race for the defence of his Regency crown ran well producing a 13.77 sectional when leading but just tired towards the end as strong stayer Balmi Blue passed him on the run in. Blonde Fletch is sure to come on for the run.
At Oxford we had a successful night with three of our four runners winning. Mountjoy Orion followed up on her victory from the week before with another authoritative win by 6 3/4 lengths in 36.62 while in 450m Standards a great double frorom litter brother Castlebride Dan, who beat a very good field in a fast 26.67, and Risky Fred who won well in 26.96. Ayamzaman recorded a decent 26.82 trial before racing.
At Romford on Friday we had another two winners from four runners with Springdale Hawk making it two opens from two races for us when taking a Maiden 575m in a good 35.67 while Dixies Air showed great track craft when winning again over 575m in 35.70.
All the action from Wimbledon will be reviewed in our special feature on Wednesday.
At Coventry on Sunday Carde Twilight saw that we never went home empty handed when landing a 687mn in 42.35.
Plenty of runners on Wednesday and an excellent few results with Swift Chef (28.25) winning after a 4 month absence. In an A1 Darian Creek beat Bit View Emma by 1 length in 28.08. Another kennel double in an A2 with Swift Cougar beating Risky Rosaleen by 3/4 length in 28.23. Both bitches wer returning from seasonal breaks and should improve. Benkaat Boy returned to winning ways when landing the to race of the night by 2 lengths in a fast 27.77.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
On Thursday Blonde Fletch begins his defence of the Coral Regency at Hove while our other open runners will be pencilled in at Hove and Romford on Friday and at Coventry on Sunday.
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I have already had so many people come up to me and thank us for putting Blonde Snapper up as our main Derby hope and he did not let us down in his gloriosu triumph in the Premier Classic for a profit of 150 points for those that got the 66/1 at the start of the event. For some who got 80/1 the day before it kicked off - happy days!!!!!! I'm afraid tipping Lil Risky before the draw is made is hazardous to say the least and with Jimmy Lollie drawn o his inside again he had no chance and 5 points were wasted.
While we and owner Mark Currell are hot then I feel we must back Blonde Fletch to defend his Regency title that starts on Thursday at Hove.
BLONDE FLETCH - 2.5 pts e.w ante-post - Coral Regency - Hove - starts Thursday
ADVISED LAST WEEK
BLONDE SNAPPER - 2.5 pts e.w ante-post - William Hll Greyhound Derby - Wimbledon - WON 66/1
LIL RISKY - 5 pts win - Wimbledon - Saturday - LOST