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It is precarious to give your racing greyhound a name
that indicates a certain style of running or a certain outcome in a
We have several dogs in this category, including
Gonetoofastagain by Gemma Davidson.
The puppy, who will not be two until February, had his first
career race here a week ago and, while the racegoers may have
latched on to his name, he finished last.
Sometimes, however, the name works and had you been here last
weekend he would have rewarded you at odds of 6-1 as he won his
second race by no less than eight-and-a-quarter lengths.
Could it be that I have got it wrong all these years thinking a
name isn’t a good way of picking winners?
I do not often tip dogs over hurdles but feel obliged to point
you in the direction of Kilorigan, who has three wins from seven
The dog had races on the flat in Ireland at Clonmel before
joining Pat Thompson’s kennels in the spring and has shown a liking
for his new venue.
If it is value you are after then he could be your dog, having
started at odds of 5-1 or higher in all but one of his seven races
Having raced six times in grade H3, it may now be time for him
to be upgraded to H2. The dog has one previous race at that level
and finished fifth.
My advice is to wait for his next race in a H3 event.
In the Dog and Bitch of the Month event for October, we have
three greyhounds on three wins each. Trainers and connections of
Blow By Ruben, Clash Peggy and Islay Son will be wanting to notch
up that fourth win to clinch the award.
Friday night’s meeting is in aid of the "Wear It Pink" breast
cancer charity appeal. All ladies will receive free admission. Call
01322 557836 or visit www.crayford.com for details.