Saturday 31st December 2011
JOIN GOBATA NOW
Just a quick update on our final week of the year where we finished on the track with two meetings last week. At Yarmouth on the graded card Questhousesavana was a good second before Risky Lass who has been plagued by injuries all year won nicely in A4 company in 28.79. In a hot A1 Bit View Emma ran well after a moderate exit, forcing her way to the front at the second bend only to find a couple of strong dogs Parkers Nemesis and Jackdaw Summer chasing her and passing her on the run in, only beaten a 1 1/2 lengths in third Bit View Emma is one to follow in 2012.
Our last open racing of the 2011 was at Henlow on Thursday and if our runners continue to perform as they did on that night in 2012 we will be set for the year. Munster Champ popped up with a nice win over 550m in 33.53 calc and Rookery Pedro rode a bad bump at the first bend to go on and score by 1 3/4 lengths in 27.74 calc over 460m. Rockburst Lenny completed a treble for the kennel where he showed real tenacity when holding off alll challenges to win by a short head in 33.72 in division 2 of the 550m and in the top division Risky Rosaleen was a good second to Coolavanny Jane.
We have no more racing until Yarmouth next Wednesday and we will be at Henlow on Thursday where Aero Bellagio will be making his debut in the Primus Telecom Puppy Derby Trial Stakes. On Friday the season really kicks off with a bang when both the Prestige at Hall Green and the Coronation Cup at Romford kick off with first round heats and we hope to be well represented in both events.
Well done to Seamus Cahill for securing 6th spot in the Trainers Championship on the last day and bad luck to Dean Childs for putting up a terrific battle. A massive congratulations to Charlie Lister for his OBE award in the New Years honours list, it's about time our industry had some recognition and there is no one better who deserves it more than Charlie for his training exploits over the last 25 years, let's hope that more follow in the future.
My review of 2011 will be up very shortly and all the Website Awards with our 5 To Follow results which should make interesting reading. Also look out for my Class of 2012 on our Feature Dog page which will have all of our kennel strength on as we look forward to the new season. Again I say a big thank you to Mick and Maureen for making our website one of most looked at and respected sites in Greyhound racing.
That just leaves me to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2012 from us all at Imperial Kennels
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK