[b][u]Doncaster Track facts[/u][/b]
Track circumference 427m
Traps Spring Curved fronted
Hare Fannon Swaffham
709m (702m?) 100m
A medium sized track, but still the sixth largest of the British tracks, with sweeping bends and a long run-up for all distances other than 661 and 868m.
First of all, [b]a big thanks[/b] to [b]Betfair[/b] for their continued generous sposorship of Greyhound racing..
A tricky opener, with just trials and breeding to go on. It’s anyone’s guess whether many of the going allowances for the trials are very accurate, so I would not read too much into the trial times. The best bred Greyhound to my eyes is [b]Droopys Christian[/b], who’s dam has thrown some fair sorts ...
The Hills sponsored Great North Run final was a very decent final and went the way of [b]Anfi Gem[/b]. In an eventful final, [b]Hesley Dingo[/b] hindered [b]Droopys Arshavin[/b] a number of times and [b]Droopys Arshavin[/b] looked most unlucky. [b]Anfi Gem[/b] made the most of the trouble in front and stayed on to record a decent rating of [b]115[/b]. I’d think [b]Droopys Arshavin[/b] would like a re-match some time soon. [b]Droopys Master[/b] flew round Romford to record the fastest time of the year over Romford’s 575m for Seamus Cahill, recording a decent [b]107[/b]. [b]Droopys Master[/b] is a litter mate of [b]Droopys Hestor[/b] and his dam Droopys Maddy has thrown a high percentage of open racers. [b]Droopys Belletti[/b] set the standard in the Betfair sponsored Yorkshire St Leger,...
On only 7th run in this country, [b]Cagey Joe[/b] recorded an excellent [b]117[/b] over Sittingbourne’s 500m. [b]Cagey Joe[/b] has decent Irish form up to 686m, so obviously has the option of stepping up to 6 bends. [b]Mill Pinpoint[/b] added the All England cup to his cabinet (won the Steel City cup earlier) running to a mark of [b]116[/b]. This is particularly commendable as a 4 year old, he run to within a length of his best according to my ratings. He beat a very decent field indeed here, which included Derby winner [b]Bandicoot Tipoki[/b], Coral Olympic winner and Sussex cup finalist [b]Ballymac William[/b] and [b]Yahoo Jamie[/b]. [b]Brickfield Snow[/b] scorched around Sheffield to win a maiden by 6 ¾ lengths and record a rating of [b]116[/b]. This was a lot faster than anything...
[b]Magna Buddy[/b] set the standard in the heats of the scurry, recording the fastest time of the year over Belle Vue’s 260m for a rating of [b]118[/b]. That makes it 11 wins, 5 of which were sprints, all in open company from 23 starts. He has also done well over 4 bends and reached the finals of the laurels back in September. The next fastest heat winners were the prolific winner [b]Jimmy Lollie[/b] and [b]Rotar Wing[/b], both setting marks of [b]113[/b]. Ladrokes Gold cup winner [b]Bucks Yahoo[/b] scorched round Nottingham to win the BetFred sprint trophy, recording a fine rating of [b]117[/b] in the process.
On only his 3rd outing, [b]Droopys Victor[/b] recorded a very fine rating of [b]112[/b] over at Sheffield. [b]Droopys Victor[/b] certainly looks one to note. [b]Droopys Victor[/b]...