It has been an interesting week at Central Park Stadium. Some of the best performances were as follows:
Kicking off the week with a win in the A3 was Getcallmyreg. Exploding from the traps he was a length clear of his nearest rivals at the sectional line. Trap Four, King Sinatra, showed early pace to take the inside line of Getcallmyreg at the first bend to take the lead. Running around the first two bends King Sinatra increased his lead to a length and half with our selection chasing in second. It stayed like this down the back straight but at the third bend Getcalmyreg started to eat away at the lead getting closer to taking the lead and hen they straightened up down the home straight he look the likely winner. With a tiring King Sinatra our dog of the day won by half a length.
Winning calculated time 29.61
Breaking evenly away from the traps, Gainstown Lark showed the best early pace to have a length lead at the sectional and pulling away to have a two length lead at the first bend. Coming in at the first two bends to run on the rail she increased her lead to three lengths coming into the back straight. She stretched out the field down the back straight and kept her pace running into the third bend. When she ran into the home straight it could be said she was slightly tiring but Gainstown Lark was always going to be the winner and she crossed the line three lengths in front of her nearest rival.
Winning calculated time 29.48
No stranger to this column, OnlyAtTheRoyal made a rare appearance in graded racing in the last race of the day in what was a strong A1. Breaking fast and veering left from the traps he was joined at the first bend with two wide running dogs but with the inside advantage and the pace meant he was two lengths in front coming out of the second bend. It stayed this was down the back straight until the third bend when In The Shower started to close this lead. With every stride the lead was closing and when they straightened into the home straight there was less than a length between them. They was joint late with the fast finishing Billys Rocket but the finishing line came in time for OnlyAtTheRoyal and he crossed the line winning by a head. With the second and third place distance was a short head.
Winning calculated time 29.10
Giton Ya Janner broke away fast and showed early pace but still was still in second place leading up to the first bend by Ridgedale Richie. Having the inside place at the first bend and not slowing down at the bend meant that she pulled away to have two and half length lead at the second bend with no sign of slowing down. She ran strongly down the back straight and around the last two bends to cross the line two and quarter lengths in front. Giton Ya Janner ran a perfect race with now four wins in the last five races.
Winning calculated time 29.40
Said and Done won the A1 on a all graded Friday night card. Breaking well enough from the traps it was the early pace that allowed her to be a length in front at the sectional. She cut in at the first bend to take away running space from her nearest rival and just accelerated around the first two bends to run into the back straight to be four lengths in front. She kept her gallop down the back straight string out the dogs behind her and stormed into the last two bends. It could have been she started to tire or the fact the dog in second place is a very string finisher but as she crossed the line her lead was being closed but she won the race by four and half lengths in a very impressive calculated time.
Winning calculated time 28.98
On a mixed open and grade race card Shotgun Happy, a raider from Hove, won the heat two maiden competition impressively. He missed the break from the traps and was two lengths behind the leading dog at the sectional line.
Showing good pace to catch two of the three dogs in front of him at the bend he was then forced slightly wide at the bend with the two dogs on his inside coming together. While this was going on King Diamond had a clear run in front and was five lengths in the lead as they all straightened down the back straight. Shotgun Happy showed great back straight pace to move into second place and close the lead down to three lengths at the third bend the momentum was with him and he took the lead before they came into the home straight. From there he ran on to win by four lengths.
Winning calculated time 28.82
Run of the week: Shotgun Happy Trained by D Knight
One to watch: In The Shower by B D O’Sullivan
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