Last month the stadium staged an auction of Irish greyhounds.
Fifty came over from the Fair Isles and most were sold. Crayford trainers and owners bought around 30 – a bonus for the track as they will add to our racing strength.
I secured one to add to my existing two but I am not giving any clues. I will wait to see how she does before including her in my column!
On a fast-running track, there were some impressive trial times recorded by, in some cases, dogs that had not had a competitive race yet alone seen Crayford before.
One of the fastest times over 380 metres came from Droopys Marino, who registered 23.60sec.
He is an unraced puppy so there was nothing to go on apart from that Droopy prefix which, as everyone in racing knows, means they are usually decent dogs due to their breeding.
Other Droopys that ran well were Bingo (23.60), Melville (23.91), City (24.09) and Olympia (23.99).
If any of these dogs run here they should be noted as serious propositions.
Some greyhounds had previous race experience in Ireland and these included Glenvale Evie, who has had three races at Drumbo Park.
These were over 480m and first impressions indicate 380m here will be to her liking.
In Ireland, she ran those races out of traps four and six. For whatever reason, her trial here was out of trap two which also seems to suit.
Mythical Coldwar was one on my shortlist and she won her trial in an impressive 23.76.
She did a fast sectional time of 3.59 which, if repeated in most races here, would be enough to win and her three competitive races at Galway saw two wins and a second.
She clearly has potential, as her sale price here on the day reflected and could go to the top grade here.
Look out also for Royal Posh, who had the experience of no less than 14 races in Ireland before coming over for sale.
She is still young, being a December 2010 pup and will come onto our race card with at least 2-3 years of racing to be had.
That trial time of 23.57 was excellent and, combined with her previous races, makes her a potential winner.