19th May 2021
Aayamza Royale was at her brilliant best last Saturday at Monmore as she smashed her own track record by over 7 lengths in the TV Trophy heats when winning by over 10 lengths in a brilliant 55.26. She now goes into Saturday's final at very short odds though we know it’s not going to be as easy as that, Monmore and 900m suits her perfectly and she is without doubt in top form but will need everything to go right to beat her chief rival Savana Volcano. Trap 5 Southfield Cody will most likely lead up and both Royale and Volcano will be coming at it hard and fast on the second lap and the key to the race is how they try to pass that rival and hopefully Aayamza Royale can do that first and sprint to the winning line to defend her title she so brilliantly won at Hove last year.
We also have plenty of interest in the supporting competitions on the card. Coolavanny Kyser won well again in the 480 heats and has drawn trap 1 in the final but definitely has the likeable Magical Arrow to beat. Both Black Eyed Molly and Baby Bullet ran well to make the Bitches 480m final while we also will put another couple of runners on the card including Ivy Hill Skyhigh who flew around in a trial (28.17) last Saturday.
At Yarmouth on Monday Bo Shine Bullet looked right on the ball when she was having her first race since being knocked over in the Golden jacket final in February. Leading off the second bend from kennel mate Fatboyz Trixie in the George Ing St Leger she kept up a relentless gallop to score by a couple of lengths in a superb 40.16, the fastest of the round, with Fatboyz Trixie just being run out of second place but also running very well back in 3rd. Bo Shine Bullet has a good draw in the semi finals on Monday though Fatboyz Trixie faces a tough race but has the quality to qualify for the final. There was a bit of a confusion on Monday as after I kennelled both our runners a few betting sites had Bo Shine Bullet down as a non runner and her trap was declared vacant, thankfully this was sorted pretty quickly and was down to a mix up between the racing office and the press association but was quickly rectified thankfully. The whole event looks decent class and will take some winning and Bo Shine Bullet sits at the head of the market and looks the one they all have to beat.
We are now only a couple of weeks away from the Greyhound Derby and it really looks like it’s going to be a tremendous event full of quality, in fact it certainly looks to me like entries could well go over the restricted 192 limit so it will be most important to get a couple of good trials or races in the bag to have the best chance of getting accepted. I certainly don’t envy the panel that will have to decide who gets accepted and who doesn’t and no doubt if you have a wide runner this would give you a distinct advantage of making the cut. We are looking at around 6-8 entries but I’m not going to talk too much until I have finalised our squad. With the crowds coming back and hopefully the weather warming up we are set for an exciting few weeks.
Disappointingly we couldn’t get a winner at Romford on Friday but Aayamza Lexie qualified for the Dual Distance final over 575m when second in her heat over 400m.
A better night on Saturday at Monmore as Aayamza Royale took her heat of the TV Trophy in a brilliant 55.26. In the bitches 480m supporting competition Black Eyed Molly qualified for the final when a close up 3rd and Baby Bullet ran well to also qualify. Coolavanny Kyser did well from trap 4 to take his heat of the 480m Standard in a good 28.33.
As said Bo Shine Bullet was the fastest winner of the heats of the George Ing St Leger at Yarmouth on Monday with a scintillating 40.16 with Fatboyz Trixie a couple of lengths behind also qualifying and last night at Towcester on a high class card we had two winners from two runners as Zachs Tornado ran a stormer to surprise a few people when winning a good bitches 500m in 29.62 and Drumcrow Brent kept his fine form going when winning a tough Derby trial stake in 29.65.
HENLOW & TOWCESTER REVIEW
Last Monday in form Saffrons Tiger won well in an A3 in a good 27.71 and youngster Lotties Wish took an A5 in 28.42 and Domino Charm completed a good morning when winning another A5 in 28.24.
We had just the one winner on Towcester’s new Thursday morning card as Tiffield Beauty won well in an A4 in 30.24.
At Henlow on Saturday Muxton Teddy added another win to his tally with a fine 27.75 victory in a good A2 and on Sunday we had two nice winners with an impressive performance from youngster Antigua Littlun winning an A2 on only her second ever race in a fine 27.60 and Sweet Pear looked good winning the A1 in a good 27.70.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
OPEN RACING - AAYAMZA ROYALE
WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK
Hopefully Aayamza Lexie can get our weekend off to a good start if she could win the Dual Distance final at Romford on Friday, Antigua Romeo goes in the heats of the Rose Bowl and there will be plenty of interest watching Aayamza Storm going over 8 bends for the first time.
A huge night on Saturday at Monmore as Aayamza Royale bids to defend her TV Trophy in a hot final, we also have two supporting finals and a couple of other runners on what should be a great evening.
On Monday the semi finals of the George Ing St Leger take centre stage at Yarmouth and Bo Shine Bullet sits at the head of the market for outright honours and Fatboyz Trixie runs in a tough semi final.
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Aayamza Royale can give us a real thrill as well as a nice profit if she could land Saturday's TV Trophy at Monmore while we are sitting pretty with our two selections for the George Ing St Leger at Yarmouth as we approach Monday's semi finals. A must bet and a speculative bet can be added to our interest as Aayamza Storm steps up to 750m at Romford on Monday and though her odds are likely to be cramped she looks like she stays all day, on Saturday's supporting card at Monmore Black Eyed Molly faces a tough little bitches final but I think she might get a decent run and upset the odds to win at a decent price.
AAYAMZA STORM - 4 pts win - Romford - Friday
BLACK EYED MOLLY - 2 pts win - 480m Bitches Final - Monmore - Saturday
ADVISED LAST WEEK
AAYAMZA ROYALE - 5 pts win ante post 2/1 - Ladbrokes TV Trophy - Monmore - final Saturday
BO SHINE BULLET - 2 pts ew ante post 9/2 - George Ing St Leger - Yarmouth - Semi finals Monday
FATBOYZ TRIXIE - 2 pts ew ante post 20/1 - George Ing St Leger - Yarmouth - semi finals Monday