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It was an eye-catching debut at the weekend from Simple Jack, who put in a paw-perfect performance with a decent 23.74sec for 380m.
The dog showed tremendous early pace over the first 50, registering a sectional time of 3.56 which is decent and will see the dog win more races here if repeated.
The dog was a race winner at both Limerick and Drumbo Park in Ireland before his arrival, however, this was only his eighth career race on Saturday so he looks to have a promising future. He may land a quick double when he reappears.
Last week’s tip, Knockane Tiger, won for column readers at odds of 3-1 on Friday and what has become clear is just how consistent he is.
His last five races have seen times between 23.83 and 24.04 landing him two wins, two seconds and a third. That kind of form can’t be argued against and that is despite traffic problems along the way.
He has now won in A5 and A4. It may take a few races to win an A3 but I am confident the dog will progress.
We had some outstanding and unusual performances in the track’s Dog and Bitch-of-the-Month events for August.
While it is not unusual for a dog to win three races in a month, four wins is not so common and, given that each win results in an upgrading to a better class of opposition, it is a feat to keep on winning in this manner. So I must start with Royal Posh – trained by Patsy Cusack – who won five consecutive races, which is virtually unheard of.
In doing so, she denied Kimberleys Fox and Whistleandflute – who each won four – the bitch’s award.
If you had followed them during August you would have been rewarded with combined win odds of no less than 39-1. I suspect during September they will have further wins.
The dog-of-the-month was won by Best Of Both, who won four races for trainer Barry O’Sullivan with combined win odds of 13-1. It is worth following the dogs in form as, while many feel upgrading will halt progress, statistics say otherwise.
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