Monday 16th May 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.
The Owner can visit the pup as often as they like and whenever they like and will be kept fully up to date via regular Pics and videos.
Entries are £10 a Ticket and cheques can be made payable to 'Give a bit back' and sent to
Dave Wood... 31 Foulden Bastle... Berwick upon Tweed... TD15 1UL,
if you include your name and address with your cheque I shall post your tickets straight away.
Or you can also pay via Paypal via the following link www.questhousekennels.co.uk/for%20sale/for_sale.html
Remember that one of the receiving charities is the Retired Greyhound Trust,. Please please try and give as much as you can, after all Daren is literally bursting his body up to Give a bit back and we as a sport can show our support by giving as much to his charity drive.
REMEMBER you can buy MORE than 1 Ticket, the more you buy the more chances you have of winning and the more money that goes to help our Retired Greyhounds and Helps Our Heroes.
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The highs and lows of our sport were truly highlighted this week for our kennel and particularly owner Mark Currell. On Tuesday the kennel and Mark were on a massive high after Blonde Fletch's exciting and superb win in the £8,000 to the winner Coral Regency at a packed Hove in front of the Sky cameras and then on Saturday the unexpected elimination from the Greyhound Derby of the well fancied Blonde Snapper left us all mystified and baffled. The worst news for the kennel unfortunately came on Friday at Romford where we sadly lost Scodan Parker who badly smashed a leg when contesting the final of the Coral Standard over 400m.
Blonde Fletch went into Hove's Regency final undefeated and an 8/11 chance with defeat out of the question. Expected to lead it came as a surprise when he was only 5th going into the short run to the bend and with a wall of dogs in front of him. After showing good pace to the third bend he still faced a mountain to climb with main danger the strong running Bower Hawk in front of him but some how he managed to barge his way to the front as they approached the 5th bend, still then Bower Hawk was a strong favourite in running to win but to his credit Blonde Fletch pulled out more to gallop to the line for a famous and well deserved victory. I must admit to going through every emotion during the race but in the end the result came as a huge relief as it had seemed an awful long time since we had landed a big race, in fact it was going back to last April when Eye Onthe Storm landed the Blue Riband at Hall Green. The win catapulted us to the head of the Trainers Championship standings as we are the first to break the 200 point barrier and it was nice to land a Category 1 event for the first time at the magnificent Hove track.
The William Hill Greyhound Derby got underway on Friday and Saturday with 25 heats and despite the smaller entry than normal there was no denying the quality was every bit as good as previous years. In all we had 10 entries with expectations high but with only four of ours making it through to the second round and with Blonde Snapper, who was in some books 3rd favourite to win outright, crashing out of the event the task of winning the premier classic for a second time is a lot harder.
2009 champion Kinda Ready got us off to a solid start in Friday's second heat when chasing home Romeo Spartan who held him all the way by 2 1/2 lengths in 28.58. 'Del Boy' might just have lost that real turn of pace but rule him out at your peril. Litter brother Kinda Easy hasn't been in any kind of form of late and try as he might he couldn't get on terms with the front runners and went out when 4th in heat six. Destroy The Camp is well fancied by many to go a long way in the Derby and looked set to win heat 10 after taking a first bend lead but could never shake off Pennys Viking and went down by a length in 28.71 (-10). Royal Premium ran well in heat 11 only going down by just over 3 lengths but unluckily in 5th to Slick Robert in 28.81 (-10).
On Saturday Eye Onthe Tempo found plenty of trouble when last in heat 15. It's great to see Adageo back but still looks short of match fitness when he just failed to qualify when 5th in heat 19. In heat 23 we faced the dilemma of having three runners and when all the field all reached the first bend together something had to give and Dalcash Scolari for the second year running came off worse. Jazz Apollo from trap 1 came out of the bend in front and won by 1 3/4 length in a modest 29.14 and Bellers Bud ran on well to take 4th in front of Dalcash Scolari. All eyes were on Blonde Snapper in heat 24 and nothing less than a win was expected but incredibly when the traps opened he was left flat footed. Pacing up to the bend it was close your eyes time, our hearts sank as Snapper received a hefty bump from trap 5 and was left with a lot of work to do just to qualify. It certainly looked like the wind was knocked out of his sail and like most Derby heats this year it seems very difficult to come from behind and despite a late thrust Blonde Snapper's Derby dream was over, his sectional of 4.97 when he can comfortably do 4.80 says it all.
Our four survivors all seem to have been drawn reasonably with Kinda Ready our only runner in Friday's batch of heats where he takes on former Derby favourite Boher Paddy. On Saturday Destroy The Camp in trap 5 will need to trap well to clear some pacey runners like Barefoot Bullet on his outside. Jazz Apollo will have every chance from his heat while Bellers Bud could surprise a few people from a good draw in the last heat.
Apart from the Derby heats on Friday and Saturday a brief look at the rest of the open racing. The ill fated Scodan Parker qualified from the Coral Standard heats on Monday at Romford. Blonde Fletch was the highlight of the week winning the Coral Regency at Hove on Tuesday. At Henlow on Thursday Risky Rosaleen won well in a Maiden 550m and Aldataro Lass hung on to land a 692m stayers to keep up her fine record at the track. Kinda Breezy was a good second in a 400m Maiden at Romford on Friday and Lil Risky was a shade unfortunate in his attempt at a four timer in the puppy race. The night sadly was spoiled by the injury to Scodan Parker.
On Wednesday Kildream Sweetie and Dobbydaize were both second before youngster Sulphur Spring won again in a 28.43 (+30). Legit Jack was best of our few runners ion Saturday when 3rd.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK
Aero Bolt runs in the 400m Coral hurdles tonight at Romford.
The main focus this week will be the Derby second round heats on Friday and Saturday at Wimbledon. Other entries are yet to be decided.
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Blonde Fletch finished the job off on Tuesday when landing the odds in the Coral Regency to give us a nice profit but Blonde Snapper's defeat and elimination from the Greyhound Derby has left us all shocked but both Destroy The Camp and Jazz Apollo still fly the flag for us going into the second round. We will keep our interest just on these for this week.
BLONDE FLETCH - 2.5 pts e.w ante-post 5/1 - Coral Regency - Hove - WON 5/1
BLONDE SNAPPER - 5pts win ante-post - William Hill Greyhound Derby - Wimbledon - lost
DESTROY THE CAMP - 2.5 pts e.w ante-post - William Hill Greyhound Derby - Wimbledon - second round Saturday
JAZZ APOLLO - 1.5 pts e.w ante-post -William Hill Greyhound Derby - Wimbledon - second round Saturday