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It was a case of so close but so far for selection Blue Glenard
as she came home in second place in the final of the Tony Morris
Memorial Rose Bowl at the weekend.
As I had expected, she trapped out well recording a fast
sectional time of 3.54sec which was identical to eventual winner
Selkirk Souter. While she had every chance around the first two
bends, she found Selkirk just too strong crossing the winning line
two and a half lengths behind the Crayford-trained Souter.
On a positive note, this was a great achievement by Crayford
trainer Julie Luckhurst to get Selkirk Souter home in an improved
race win time of 23.35 to land the £2,000 prize.
The winner won on merit having won her heat and semi-final races
and on this evidence, will be a force to be reckoned with over the
Kennel-mate Tarsna Inca made it a double on the night for
trainer Luckhurst when also winning the John Humphreys Stakes open
race in a career best time of 34.27 over 540 metres.
She is also a dog that you should watch out for as she is a
regular winner having won 10 of her 27 races at Crayford.
Risky Baba made it a win at the second time of asking for
Crayford trainer Jean Liles when winning his A3 graded race over
The dog had previously came second in his debut race here a week
earlier and having overcome bumping at the first bend, ran on
strongly on this occasion to win in a time of 23.88.
While the greyhound has only had 29 career races, he has raced
at several venues – Romford being the last – and used all of that
experience to maximum effect.
Crayford should suit him as he clearly likes to race from trap
one and has the early pace to win plenty of races.
Last Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw all 14 races having trophy
presentations, so unusually I was in a position to watch all the
There were a couple of wins which impressed me and they came
from Jolly Hi and Blow By Ruben. Both dogs had to overcome early
trouble to win in their respective races but that is what made the
manner of the win even more impressive.
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