Dillymore Racing Weekly Blog
Week ending Friday 5th June 2015
The week began as usual at Yarmouth Saturday night. Swift Dennis was set off the 5/4 favourite in the D2 sprint race but was slowly away and baulked at the first bend coming home last. 3 runners in the A1 race of the night saw My Mate Max open his account at teh third attempt clocking a very fast 27.90 leading off the first bend. Kennel mate Rorys Way came home 2nd more than 3 lengths behind the winner. Glanmire Jet was crowded at the third bend and finished 5th. Dillymore Debs finished 4th in the other D2 sprint race of the night after being baulked at the first.bend.
The same night the kennel had 4 runners in the 1st round heats of the Greyhound Derby. Lann Jacob finished 4th but had no answer to the winner breaking the track record, recording 27.95! Swift Seve missed the break in his race and trailled in last. Barnish Panther probably trapped too well and was involved in first bend bother finishing 4th he was very eye catching to the pick up staying on well. His future could be over 6-bends. Soviet Kenny also finished 4th despite being sent off the 2nd favourite but was bumped at the first bend.
Sunday at Sittingbourne saw Do It Boy 'win' his first open race in a 480m maiden. In what was a messy race Boy managed to get free from the trouble but was headed on the line with the judges calling a dead-heat. Borna Champ finished 3rd in a 500m open race coming out last and finishing very strong and pulling away at the pick up. Toosey Teddy won his heat of the 480m Standard competition and will run in the final next Sunday.
Back to Yarmouth Monday night. Mullpark Comet never got involved in her A4 race coming home last. Yanchep Park in A3 company was baulked from half way and trailled the field home. Soviet Angel was sent off the favourite to win her A1 race but was crowded at the first bend and also came home last. Hillsboro Park trapped well but couldn't get to the winner coming 2nd by one length. Mullpark Phantom left his running too late to finish 4th in his A3 race but this was a blanket finish with 3 short-heads covering the first four runners home.
Wednesday at Yarmouth, Mullparkchipmunk is finiding it hard to win at the moment finishing 5th in A3 grade after being crowded at the first bend. Soviet Paddy won the D1 sprint race trapping 2nd and passing the leader off the 2nd bend to win by over one length in a fast 16.44. The A1 top heat of the night saw the kennel have 3 representative with Borna Champ coming from his usual last to first to win the race in fine style by over a length. Kennel mate Dillymore Debs finsihed well herself to take 3rd place while Do It Boy finished 5th after being crowded at the third bend. The last race of the night Yanchep Park won his A3 race taking up the lead early and then battling back to re-take the lead near the line.
The week ended with Swift Keith finished 2nd inhis heat of the 2nd Round of the Greyhound Derby. Keith led off the first bend was was squeezed at the third bend and the winner had gone, buit Keith was a comfortable qualifier in 2nd place.
Week ending Friday 29th May 2015
4 runners Saturday night at Yarmouth started off with 3 runners in the A1 race of the night. Swift Seve making a return to graded action pre-Derby trapped well and got a nice pitch off the 2nd bend to go away winning in the fastest time of the year 27.88. Toosey Teddy was crowded at the second and third bends finishing 4th while My Mate Max led to the third bend but was crowded out in unlucky fashion in 5th place. In the other A1 race Borna Champ come from last to first in exciting fashion to win nicely in a time of 28.17. He will be stepped up to 6-bends again shortly after his injury layoff.
Yarmouth Monday evening saw Mullpark Phantom crowded at the first bend in her A4 contest coming home last. Swift Dennis in an A1 ran wide but finished very strong to take 3rd less than one length behind the winner. Glanmire Jet ran his heart out to come 2nd in the other A1 graded race after being crowded at the first bend. Yanchep Park missed the break a little and was then involved in first bend crowding and this put paid to his race chances finishing last. Soviet Angel needs to be on the bunny early doors and she too failed to trap her best and could only manage 5th in her A1 race.
Wimbledon on Wednesday saw the first runner in the this years 2015 Greyhound Derby. Swift Keith safely qualified in 2nd place staying on well.
Wednesday back at Yarmouth, kennel favourite Mullparkchipmunk finished 2nd in her A3 race with a clear run. Rorys Way in an A1 race challeningd well to the 3rd bend before being chopped off by the eventual winner finishing 2nd. Soviet Paddy in the top A1 race of the night led early doors but was passed by the winner near the line with his run being checked by the paassing dog. Kennel mate Do It Boy trailled the field home last after a troublesome race being crowded at the first and third bends.
The week ahead sees 4 runners Saturday night at Wimbledon with Swift Seve, Lann Jacob, Barnish Panther and Soviet Kenny all in the last batch of Greyhound Derby 1st Round Heats.
Week ending Friday 22nd May 2015
Very busy week for Dillymore kennels. The week began at Wimbledon Saturday night with the last look around Wimbledon for a few Derby entries. Barnish Panther missed the break again in his trial stake but ran on strongly to finish 4th. Do It Boy ran well for a first look around Wimbledon finishing 3rd. Lann Jacob was crowded at the first bend and that put paid to his chances coming home last. Toosey Teddy was in the hottest race of the night although getting a clear run could only finish 5th. Blonde Junior was bumped at the first bend finishing 4th was a decent run for first race at the track. The best was saved for last with Soviet Kenny trapping well and going round handy to soon take up the lead off the third bend to win by more than 4 lengths in a quick 28.41 time.
Yarmouth Monday saw Blonde Junior finish 4th in the A1 contest in what was a messy race he was marked awkward by the judge. In the same race My Mate Max was having his debut race, running very green and novicy he finished 5th but it won't be long before he starts winning after being put straight in the deep end. Yanchep Park was crowded at the first bend in his A3 race and finished last. Swift Dennis was trying to make it back to back wins, he led up to the first bend but was forced wide and battled well to finish 3rd in his A2 grade. Dillymore Debs in a D2 sprint ran well to finish 2nd, but the winner slipped the field at the first bend clocking a very fast 16.45 calculated time.
Fantastic night for the kennel on Wednesday. Firstly at Yarmouth Hillsboro Park won the A3 Owners Bonus Series Final trapping from the boxes and leading all the way. The other A3 race on the card the kennel had a 1-2 up with Mullpark Phantom coming from last to first to win beating kennelmate Mullparkchipmunk who had lead to near the line. In the first of 2 A1 races it was nice to see Kent St Leger winner Borna Champ make a return to the track after serious injury. After trapping in his usual slow style he made up 12 lengths to run on very strong for 3rd place less than 2 lengths behind the winner and flying to the pick up. In the same race Rorys Way was baulked at the third bend and he could not recover after that. The last race of the night Blonde Sniper was sent off the 4/5 favourite and duely obliged for favourite backers pinging from the boxes and leading all the way.
The same evening at Hove on SKY, Coolavanny Credo in the Puppy race needed the run after 4 weeks off the track. He never got going and the lack of fitness showed. Swift Keith held off the late challenge from Droopys Jarrow to win the Standard 515m race wellleading off the 2nd bend. Glanmire Jet in the veterens race held a promising position down the back straight but lost ground at the third bend coming home last of the field.
We look forward to the Derby draw on Sunday with our team entered as: Swift Keith, Soviet Kenny, Lann Jacob, Swift Seve and Barnish Panther. Best of luck to all owners.
Week ending Friday 15th May 2015
Very good start to the week at Yarmouth Saturday. Swift Dennis kicked off the night with a win in A2 grade leading off the third bend to hold on by 3/4L. In the A1 race of the night Soviet Paddy pinged from the traps to win all the way with kennel mate Blonde Junior running on well for 2nd place. Yanchep Park in the A3 race also pinged well from the boxes but was caught on the run for home finishing 2nd.
Wimbledon Saturday night saw a few kennel stars having a race at Wimbledon in preparation for the Derby. Soviet Kenny despite coming 4th ran very well in defeat from a tricky trap 4 after missing his break. Lann Jacob led up to the first bend but was just narrowly clipped by the dog on his inside and finished 5th. Barnish Panther missed his break as well and never got into the race coming home last.
Sunday at Sittingbourne, Do It Boy finished 2nd in a 480m open race, trapping better than usual from trap 1 he went round 2nd but couldn't match the impressive winner. Swift Seve negotiated the first bend without checking and ran away from the field in this 642m open race winning well. Toosey Teddy was foot perfect at the boxes to win his 480m open race in a very impressive time of 28.95, beating kennel mate Dillymore Debs into 5th, she was badly drawn in T3 and went straight towards the rails out of the boxes.
Just the 2 runners Monday night Yarmouth, Mullparkchipmunk was unfortunately crowded at the first bend and could only manage 5th in her A3. Mullpark Comet was slow away and she could only come home 5th as well in her A4 race.
Wednesday at Yarmouth Toosey Teedy was out again in graded A1 action but could only manage 2nd despite going off the 6/4 favourite, beating kennel mate Rorys Way into 3rd place. Hillsboro Park in A3 grade was crowded at the first bend but still led to near the line before being pipped on the winning line into 2nd place. In the same race Mullparkchipmunk was again crowded at the first and third bends coming home last.
Week ending Friday 8th May 2015
6 runners Saturday evening at Yarmouth. Mullpark Clare continued her luckless run over 659m (S2) being crowded at the first and third bends to be forced back to last. Swift Dennis was sent off favourite in his A2 race but running wide cost him the race finishing 5th. First race for new recruit Blonde Junior saw him come 2nd in the top A1 race of the night finishing well and will only improve for that run. In the same race Eagle Way was unfortunatley disqualified for fighting off the last bend. Dillymore Debs found herself in a sprint D1 race and ran with real credit to finish 2nd. Rorys Way in the other A1 race was forced wide at the first bend and then crowded at the third bend, coming home 4th.
Sittingbourne Sunday Soviet Paddy looks like he had the race in his hands after leading but was just picked up on the line losing by a head. Swift Seve is still looking to find his form finishing 4th in the 642m race. Lann Jacob went up with the traps and that cost him the race coming home last.
Monday at Yarmouth and the ever consistant Mullparkchipmunk finished 2nd in her A2 race beating kennel mate Yanchep Park into last place. Yanchep actually led to the third bend but was baulked. Hillsboro Park in another A2 race was baulked at the first bend and he couldn'tget back into the race after that finishing 4th. Do It Boy found a win for the kennel winning the A1 race on the card, trapping better than usual be led up the home straight pulling away in the fastest time of the night 28.24.
Wednesday saw the ups and downs of greyhound racing. Mullpark Phantom winning his A4 race in good style coming from the back. Blonde Sniper however was knocked over at the firstbend in his A1 race being sent off the 11/10 favourite.
Week ending Friday 1st May 2015
The week started at Yarmouth with 3 runners in the top-heat A1 race. Soviet Paddy, the recently crowned track champion led from the boxes to win leading all the way. Kennel mate Toosey Teddy was always handy in second place but couldn't quite get to Paddy losing by a short head on the line. Dillymore Debs was laying in third place for the majority of the race but was pipped into 4th place failing to land the kennel 1-2-3 by a neck. Mullparkchipmunk kept her consistant form going by coming 3rd in the A2 race after being crowded at the first bend. Do It Boy in the other A1 race was crowded at the start and baulked at the first bend and that put paid to his race.
Mixed night on Monday at Yarmouth. Yanchep Park opened the batting winning the first race of the night leading all the way in his A3 race. Mullpark Phantom finished 2nd in his A3 race despite being crowded at the first bend. Hillsboro Park, sent off the 11/8 favourite in the A2 race but was crowded badly at the first and third bends and came home 5th. Soviet Angel has lost her trapping boots recently and another moderate break put paid to her chances in the A1 race to come 5th. Mullpark Clare continues to get no luck in running being crowded at the 2nd and third bends and forced wide to trail the field come.
Wednesday saw some trials at Wimbledon. Blonde Junior clocked a 29.09 for his first look, while new recruit Barnish Panther beat Burgess Borna by 9 3/4L in a fast 16.14 for the 273m sprint trip.
Week ending Friday 24th April 2015
Just the 2 runners Saturday night at Yarmouth. Rorys Way in the top grade race was crowded at the first bend and forced wide off the second bend but still managed to get in front until being passed in the home straight to tire and come home 5th. Soviet Angel missed the break altogether in the other A1 race and was then involved in first bend bunching, to finish 4th.
No luck at Sittingbourne Sunday. Dillymore Debs drawn in trap 4 for a dead railer, trapped well but couldn't get to the rail at the first bend and was badly bumped and finished 4th in the 480m maiden race. Toosey Teddy was bumped off the 2nd bend when looking to position himself for a run down to the third bend, he too came 4th. Do It Boy in a 480m maiden race also finished 4th after being bumped at the first bend and crowded at the 4th bend. Swift Seve in the 642 race was crowded at the first bend and never got into the race after that.
A mixed bag on Monday night saw Mullparkchipmunk trail the field coming last in her A2 race with a clear run. Hillsboro Park was so close to winning his first A2 race when being pipped on the line by a neck. Litter brother Yanchep Park led to the third bend but was crowded out and finished 4th. Mullpark Clare still running in A1 graded but getting no luck in running found trouble at every bend and could only manage 5th. Mullpark Phantom won his A4 race coming from off the pace to win by a length.
A rare outing to Yarmouth on Wednesday almost saw 3 out of 3 winners. Swift Dennis back racing after a 14 week lay off came straight back in A2 grade trapped nicley to lead all the way only to be beaten a head on the line. Do It Boy won his A1 race in fine style, trapping last and moving through the field to win by a head on the line. Mullparkchipmunk won her first A2 race in a handy position early doors she led off the last bend and held on by a short head in a close 3-way finish.
At Swindon the same night saw the semi-finals of the Swindon Arc competition. Swift Keith was unlucky not to get round the first bend in 2nd position just clipping the back of the dog in front of him ending up in 4th place. Lann Jacob missed the break and couldn't get back into the race bring up the rear of the field.
Thursday at Yarmouth saw handslip trials given to Burgess Borna, Modern Music and Barnish Panther all of whom came off very well. In trials, new recruits Blonde Junior went round in 28.08 while Blonde Sniper recorded 28.61 which were very pleasing.
The week ended with 4 runners at Romford on Friday night. Eagle Way was a little unfortunate in the 400m maiden race finishing 4th but was bumped at the first bend and bumped at the third bend. Litter brother Rorys Way in the other 400m maiden race was bumped at the first bend and that put paid to his race chances. Swift Seve was stepped up to a 750m maiden race and needed to get on the bunny to have any chance but missed his break and finished 4th almost five lengths behind the winner. Soviet Kenny also missed the break in his 575m race which you can't afford to do against Adageo Bob.
Week ending Friday 17th April 2015
A busy week for the kennel. 5 runners Saturday night at Yarmouth. Mullpark Clare finished 2nd in the 659m S2 grade race after being baulked at the third bend and crowded at the fifth bend. Toosey Teddy won his A1 race despite not trapping his best in a very decent time of 28.06. Soviet Paddy was vry unfortunate to be knocked over in his 277m D1 sprint race when about to take the lead at the first bend. He will be stepped back to 4-bends for a few races to get his confidence back. Rorys Way was crowded out at the 2nd bend and that put paid to his A1 race coming home 4th despite being sent off the 7/4 favourite. Do It Boy was also sent off 7/4 favourite in the other A1 race and was also crowded at the half-way point when challenging the leaders to finish 4th.
4 runners at Sittingbourne Sunday. Coolavanny Credo was very unlucky in his 480m Puppy race. Despite missing the break he showed great pace down the backstraight and if it wasn't for the 1 dog moving back towards the inside rail at the third bend and hampering Credo the result would have been a lot closer than the 4th he finished. Soviet Angel was slowly away in the 450m race but stayed on well at the line to be up close with the others to end up 4th. Swift Seve never got going in his 642m maiden race and finished last. Dillymore Debs in the 480m maiden race actually ran better than the last suggests, showing good early pace to the bend and pace down the far side before being checked at the third bend.
Monday at Yarmouth, Mullparkchipmunk now up to the dizzy heights of A2 grade wasnt disgraced finishing 3rd in a fairly close finish. Mullpark Phantom was crowded at the first bend in his A4 race coming home 4th. Hillsboro Park trapped well but couldn't make the first bend in the lead and being badly crowded, he managed 4th as well. Yanchep Park never got going in his A3 race finishing 5th.
Trip to Romford Friday to end the week off. Eagle Way was bumped at the first bend in the 400m maiden race and came home 5th. Toosey Beannie found the 575m trip on the sharp side and was also bumped at the first bend also finishing 5th. Tooset Teddy was in a tough 400m Standard race and ran with credit to come 4th despite being baulked at the third bend. The last race of the night saw Soviet Kenny finish 5th against track champion Adageo Bob, although trapping well he was badly bumped at the first bend.
The week ahead sees Swift Keith and Lann Jacob line up in the heats of the Swindon Arc on Saturday and Burgess Borna has a handslip at Yarmouth on Thursday on the come-back after injury.
Week ending Friday 10th April 2015
Fantastic week for the kennel on the graded strength. Saturday night the kennel had a perfect 3 winners and a 1-2-3. Mullparkchipmunk started the celebrations winning up in A3 grade, leading and staying on well from the third bend. Rorys Way pinged the lids and won his A1 race all the way. The other A1 race saw Dillymore have 3 runners and amazing Dillymore Debs led off the first bend to win with kennel mates Soviet Jackson and Eagle Way coming home 2nd and 3rd behind her.
No success at Sittingbourne Sunday. Do It Boy making his open race debut ran well for his first look at the track in a 450m standard race, despite being bumped at the third bend he finished a good 4th in a decent time of 27.58. Swift Seve contested the lead a couple of time in the 642m maiden race but failed to get up near the line to come home 2nd. Coolavanny Credo in a tough Puppy 480m race came home 4th but wasn't disgraced only 2 lengths behind the winner Swift Leonard. He will improve a lot over the coming weeks. Toosey Teddy found his 480m Standard Final tough added with a rough ride up thehome straight from the opther runners he could only manage 5th. Soviet Paddy also came 5th in his sprint open race again there was a lot of trouble at the first bend and trap 3 was far from ideal for Paddy who loves the 6-box.
After the great run Saturday night, the kennel started Monday at Yarmouth off with a bang as well. Yanchep Park led from the traps in his A4 grade race to win well. The next race saw Soviet Angel also bring her trapping boots to win the A1 race beating Mullpark Clare into 5th place. The kennels run ended with old-timer Glanmire Jet finding trouble at the first bend and he could only manage 5th in his A1 race. Hillsboro Park was sent off 2/1 favourite but could only manage 2nd place in his A2 grade. Mullpark Phantom finished 5th in his A3 contest but ran on well in what was a close finish behind the field.
Swindon on Wednesday for the last of the Arc Trial Stakes, saw Soviet Kenny confirm that he has not taken to the track coming home last of the field. Lann Jacob however showed that he could be a live contender for the Arc after pinging the lids and beating some highly thought after greyhounds in a good time of 28.63. Lann Jacob and Swith Keith will be entered for the Arc starting week-Saturday.
Week ending Friday 3rd April 2015
The week began with 3 runners Saturday night at Yarmouth. Yanchep Park in A4 grade led to the 3rd bend but was passed by two runners and came home 3rd. Soviet Angel trapped well in her A1 race but was crowded at the first bend and that put paid to her chances of winning coming home last. Eagle Way showed his liking for a fast track (given +40) pinging from the boxes to win by 5 lengths in a quick 27.93 in his top grade affair.
5 runners on the van for the trip to Sittingbourne Sunday. Debutant Coolavanny Credo ran on very well with great credit in his first race finishing 3rd and clocking 29.39 over the 480m trip. Swift Seve in the 642m race was crowded at the first bend and forced to check at the last bend eventually coming home last. Soviet Jackson in the 480m Maiden Final also finished last but he was bumped badly at the first bend ending his chances. Toosey Teddy is progressing into a very nice type and won again against some classy greyhounds in this 480m standard contest leading off the last bend. Soviet Paddy finished 4th in the sprint race after being crowded at the first bend.
Back to Yarmouth Monday evening saw Hillsboro Park trap well but was forced to check at the first bend to finish 3rd. Do It Boy trapped his best to date and took up the led off the last bend only for a strong finisher to beat him by 1 length on the line in his A1 race. Mullpark Clare in the other A1 race of the night finished 4th after being crowded out at the first bend. Mullpark Phantom never really got into the race, trapping last he ran on for 4th place just over a length behind the winner.
Disappointing night at Swindon on Wednesday. 2 runners in the Arc Trial Stakes. Lann Jacob missed his break put paced up well and ended up causing his own trouble at the first bend. He came home last. Soviet Kenny was making ground on the outside at the first bend but had his ground taken away and had to stop in his tracks. He too came home last. The look round would have done both the world of good though.
Week ending Friday 27th March 2015
3 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night to start the week off. Eagle Way in an A1 grade led from the boxes but was crowded at the fi rst and second bends and that put paid to his race coming home 5th. In the other A1 race Do It Boy was in with a chance of winning going down the back straight but the gap never open up for him to pass the winner eventualy finishing 3rd ahead of kennel mate Soviet Angel who was badly crowded at the first bend coming home last.
Sunday saw some of the kennel given a race around Sittingbourne. Toosey Teddy was incredible unlucky in his 480m standard race just failing to get up on the line by a head. Dillymore Debs showed her early pace in the 480m maiden race being in a good position off the second bend another dog cut across her path checking her back into last place. Soviet Jackson was also unlucky in his 480m maiden race failing to get up on the line a head behind the winner.
Monday at Yarmouth Hillsboro Park got back to winning ways winning his A3 from off the pace after riding the first bend crowding. Rorys Way was crowded out at the final bend in his A1 grade finishing last. Mullpark Phantom is just finding the A3 grade a little on the tough side finishing 4th despite being baulked at the first bend.
Wednesday was the big night the kennel had been looking foward to. The 2015 Trainers Championship at Sittingbourne. Given we were 66/1 outsiders to win on the night, the kennel started off in fine form with Lann Jacob winning the Division 2 480m Standard, leading off the first bend and holding off the late charge of Blue Moment. Eagle Way was very much up against it in the 500m Puppy Race but race with credit despite finishing last. Soviet Paddy continued his rich vein of form in the Sprint Division, up against some of the best sprinters in the country he finished 3rd. Swift Seve was in a very tough 642m race in what could have been a St Leger final! Again Seve ran his best but came home last. Mullpark Clare was drafted in as a last minute reserve replacing Toosey Jeannie, Clare was up against it with three of the top 4 bitches in the country as her opposition. She too finishede last. Soviet Kenny in the 500m Standard race was unlucky finishing 5th but was two short heads behind 3rd place. Toosey Beannie was in a very tough 708m race and ran her heart out to finish 5th just a length behind Vanrooney. The final leg of the night Swift Keith was sent off the 11/10 favourite but missed the break but ran on very well to finish 2nd behind El Pedro for trainer Kevin Hutton who won the Trainers Championship on the night. Congratulations to Kevin Hutton from all at Dillymore. Dillymore finished 5th overall.
Week ending Friday 20th March 2015
Saturday at Yarmouth saw Yanchep Park the 2nd favourite but after leading to the third bend he faded coming home in 5th place. Soviet Angel missed her break and didn't show her usual pace to the bend and she too finished 5th. Do It Boy opened his account at the second time of asking at Yarmouth winning his A2 grade coming from off the pace.
Sunday was the last chance to give a few of the kennel dogs a look around Sittingbourne before annoucing the team for the Trainers Championship. Toosey Jeannie produced a very strong finish from the back of the field to go down less than a length in the 480m maiden open race. Rorys Way missed the break in the 450m open race and came home last despite showing very good pace down the backstraight. Swift Seve was up against it in the 500m open race against some well established greyhound but done himself proud finishing a respectable 4th. Toosey Beannie was not too far off the pace in the 642m open race finishing 4th but less than 3 lengths behind the winner. In the last race of the night Toosey Teddy finished 5th in the 480m open race Division 1 against a very good field after being bumped at the first bend.
Monday saw 3 runners at Yarmouth. Hillsboro Park like his brother on Saturday night led to the third bend then was crowded on the run in to finish last of the field. Millpark Clare came home 3rd in her A1 race after being slowly away she ran on very well. Mullpark Phantom was also slowly away and as he was beginning to make the ground the winning line came finishing 5th.
3 runners again on Wednesday. Glanmire Jet was unfortunate not to win, despite first bend crowding he found a good pitch of the 2nd bend coming home 2nd in the top grade race. Mullpark Clare thrives on the quick runs, despite missing the break altogether clocking a 6.00 sectional, she flew come to finish 4th less than 4 lengths behind the winner. Mullparkchipmunk flew from the lids to win her A3 grade in fine style. She is a model of consistency on the graded front for the kennel.
Team Annouced for the Trainers Championship at Sittingbourne Sunday:
500m Puppy - Eagle Way
265m Sprint - Soviet Paddy
480m Bitches - Mullpark Clare
500m Standard - Soviet Kenny
480m Standard Div 1 - Swift Keith
480m Standard Div 2 - Lann Jacob
642m Stayers - Swift Seve
708m Super Stayers - Toosey Beannie
Week ending Friday 13th March 2015
Six runners at Yarmouth Saturday night. Soviet Angel led off the first bend to win her A2 grade by just under 2 lengths. New comer to the kennel Do It Boy was baulked at the first bend and finished 4th in his A2 race. Old timer Glanmire Jet rolled back the years leading from halfway down the back striaght to win by a length and a half, beating kennelmate Soviet Jackson into 3rd place in the same race. Mullpark Clare never got into the 659m S2 race and trailed the field home, despite being sent off the 7/4 joint-favourite. Rorys Way pinged from the boxes in his A1 race but was caught by the fourth bend and came home 4th.
Sunday saw more runners being put through their paces at Sittingbourne ready for the upcoming Trainer's Championship. Pre-racing exciting new pup Coolavanny Credo went round in 16.90, which was very encouraging for a 16 month old pup. In racing, Toosey Teddy missed his break but stayed on very well to grab 3rd place in the 450m open race. Soviet Paddy in the sprint open race showed his promise after a slow start paced up well to get in front of top sprinter Cheers Tony off the 2nd bend but just could not hold him off on the line losing by a short-head, clocking a 16.45 for his first look around the track. Eagle Way stepped up to the 500m trip led to the fourth bend but didn't have the stamina to stay the full trip but still finished a good 2nd. Lann Jacob was involved in crowding at the first bend and finished 5th despite being sent off the 7/4 joint favourite.
Monday at Yarmouth, Hillsboro Park was crowded at the first bend and came home last. Mullpark Comet never got involved in her race and also came home at the rear of the field. Mullpark Phantom was baulked at the first bend and he stayed on well for 3rd place.
Swift Keith lined up at Monmore on Mondayafternoon in the heats of the Ladbrokes Spring Festival Dogs. Pinging quicly from the lids Keith was soon gone and went away to win by 2 and a half lengths in a fast 27.88.
Just the 2 runners at Yarmouth on Wednesday. Mullpark Clare ran much better finishing very strongly to come 2nd less than 1 length in the top grade race. Mullparkchipmunk was crowded at the start of her race and finished 4th in the A3 race.
Friday was the final of the Ladbrokes Spring Festival Dogs, Swift Keith was drawn in an unfavourable trap 5, but despite being sent off the 7/4 favourite he missed the break and came home 5th.
Week ending Friday 6th March 2015
This week began as usual Saturday night at Yarmouth. Soviet Angel kicked off with a 2nd in the A2 contest, leading to the half way mark. Mullpark Comet was baulked at the first bend and could only come in 5th. Mullpark Clare making her reappearance to the track finished 4th after first bend crowding in the top grade race of the night.
Sunday saw another trip to Sittingbourne to get some of the runners ready for the Trainers Championship night on 25th March. Eagle Way in a 480m puppy race challenged to the third bend before being bumped at the forth bend, eventually coming home 4th. Toosey Teddy won the 450m standard leading off the third bend beating some very useful types. Lann Jacob was pick up near the line after leading all the way in a very tough 480m standard race. Rorys Way was tried over the sprint trip and after being slow away moved off at the first bend to finish 5th. Toosey Beannie never really gotgoing in her 642m race and came home 4th.
Monday at Yarmouth, Mullpark Clare made a quick reappearance and the quick run almost paid dividend as she finished 2nd less than one length behind the winner in A1 grade. Hillsboro Park finished 4th in a clean run A3 race. The ever so consistant Mullparkchipmunk came home 3rd in her A3 race. She has been in the first three places in the last 16 races.
Tuesday saw 2 runners on the SKY card. Borna Champ was withdrawn fromhis race with a minor cut pad. Soviet Kenny ran very well for his first look round Wimbledon finishing 3rd in a tough 480m standard race. Swift Keith, showed his loving for the trap 1 box at Wimbledon by pinging out and winning in a superb time of 28.35.
Week ending Friday 27th February 2015
Very busy week for the kennel. Saturday at Yarmouth saw 5 runners. Soviet Angel was bumped and crowded all over the place and came home 5th in her A2 race. Glanmire Jet finished well running on for 3rd in the top grade affair. Rorys Way came 4th in his Track Championship semi final after challenging to the 3rd bend. Soviet Paddy won his semi final after pinging from the boxes to lead all the way, beating kennelmate Eagle Way in the same race who finished 4th after being crowded at the first bend.
Sunday at Sittingbourne saw only 2 runners on the card. Hillsboro Park having his first run away from Yarmouth in an open race sprint was crowded at the first bend to come hoem 5th. Lann Jacob didn't trap his usual best and was bumped at the first bend but battled well to finished 3rd on a track that was a full second slow.
Monday at Yarmouth saw the final of the A3 owners bonus series. Mullparkchipmunk finished 3rd after being crowded at the first and third bends and Mullpark Phantom in the same final came home last being involved in the first bend crowding.
Tuesday the kennel had 2 runners in front of the SKY camera. Borna Champ has taken a liking to Crayford and was no surprise to see him come from the backof the field to take the victory in very impressive style in the 714m open race. Toosey Beannie another who likes Crayford finished 4th in the 874m open race, she was bumped at the first bend and crowded at the seventh bend, but she would need to lead to win over that distance.
Only the 2 runners for the kennel on Wednesday again at Yarmouth. Glanmire Jet got into a winning position around the final bend but was crowded up the home straight to finished 2nd by 1 length. Soviet Paddy lined up in the final of the 57th Yarmouth Track Championship and made all trapping his best from trap 6 and leading all the way the take the prestigious track prize for his proud owners and trainer.
The week ended with runners in open races at Romford on Friday. Soviet Jackson was baulked at the first bend in his maiden 400m race and that put paid to his chances. Soviet Paddy also in another 400m maiden race almost lead at the first bend from trap 6 but was bumped and did very well to stay in the race for 3rd place. Toosey Jeannie ran a decent race to finish 2nd in the 575 maiden race. Soviet Kenny never got going in his 575m race after missing the break which you can't afford to do at Romford, despite being sent off the favourite.
Week ending Friday 20th February 2015
Five runners at Yarmouth Saturday night. Soviet Angel kicked off proceedings coming home 5th after being forced to check at the first bend. Rorys Way won his heat of the Yarmouth Track Champiosnhip very well in a fast 28.03 romping home by 5 lengths. Soviet Paddy on the comeback trial after a few week off led all the way to the run in in his heat of the same competition and finished a good 2nd, beating kennel mate Glanmire Jet who came home last after being involved in trouble at the first bend. Eagle Way won the next heat pinging from the boxes to win by a short head.
Monady at Yarmouth, Hillsboro Park was unfortunatley knocked over at the first bend but came off ok with no issues. The other 2 runners on the card both in the same A3 grade race reversed the form of last week coming home first and second with Mullpark Phantom beating Mullparkchipmunk by a short head.
Wednesday at Crayford saw Borna Champ line up for the semi finals of the Golden Jacket. After his traditional poor start and a bit of trouble up front Champ found himself in 3rd place. When challenging up the inside at the penultimate bend Champ checked, if passing on the outside he would most probably have qualified for the final. Champ will run in a supporting openrace on the SKY finals night next week.
Friday at Romford saw Toosey Beannie in a 575m maiden race, despite getting her nose in front at the half way stage she ended up coming home 4th. Toosey Teddy missed the break and was forced to check at the first bend, that was his race over finishing 4th. Soviet Jackson in a 400m maiden race also finished 4th which was a good run for his first look round against fomr very good types. Soviet Kenny broke the pattern of all the runners finishing in fourth position by leading off the last bend in his 575m race to win by 1 length. Kenny has taken a liking to Romford.
Week ending Friday 13th February 2015
Saturday night saw some more of the kennel runners return to the track. Rorys Way found life tough in a very good A1 race but challenged well to the third bend before being crowded and coming home 5th. Soviet Angel was in the other A1 race and was harshly upgraded despite not winning an A2 but she led to the 3rd bend to eventually come home third.
The regular Sunday visit to Sittingbourne was s successful one. Soviet Jackson still settling into the kennel ran a good race despite finishing 4th, he will only improve over the next few weeks and could make into a nice sort. Toosey Jeannie finished 4th in the maiden 480 competition final. She wants a little further in time could be a nice stayer. Lann Jacob flew from the traps to win leading all the way. He has taken well to Sittingbourne and could be a main player for the kennel on Trainers Championship night. Soviet Kenny hasn't quite found his feet at Sittingbourne yet but the kennel will persevere to see how he comes on the next few weeks.
Monday at Yarmouth, Mullparkchipmunk continued her rich vein of form by winning her A4 grade race by a short head. Liter mate Mullpark Phantom found A3 company a little tough and was crowded at the 2nd and 3rd bends.
Week ending Friday 6th February 2015
A quiet week for the kennel with a number of greyhounds on the sidelines recovering from kennel sickness.
The action started disappointingly at Sittingbourne with Burgess Borna going lame in a pre-race trial. She is likely to be off for a long period time with a gracillis muscle injury. Soviet Paddy was also knock over in his trial but got up and is fine to report. Dalcash Darkness failed to get interested in his 450m race coming home last. Swift Seve still seeking his maiden stayers win came home 2nd despite going off favourite again. Lann Jacob went up with the traps and did remarkably well to gain 3rd place in what was a very hot 480m standard race. In the same race Tyrur Andy finished last and it has now been decided by his owners to retire him. He has been a credit to the kennels and his owners over the past 2 years. Soviet Kenny back on the track after a 3 week break from winning the Romford Coronation Cup ran very well to finish 2nd in this 500m race. Last race of the night Toosey Jeannie finished 2nd to qualify for the 480m Maiden Competition final next Sunday.
Monday at Yarmouth only 2 runners in the A4 grade race Mullpark Phanytom beat litter mate Mullparkchipmunk to gain a 1-2 for the kennel.
The week finished on a high note with John Mullins being invited to participate in the Trainers Championship competition on Wednesday 25th March at Sittingbourne, a track that the kennel likes to support.
Week ending Friday 30th January 2015
With a small bout of kennel sickness in one of the kennel blocks, a number of runners were pulled of the card this week.
Sunday we took 4 runners to Sittingbourne. Dalcash Darkness found the 265m sprint to short a distance and never got involved coming home last. Swift Seve is knocking closer on the winners spot over 6 bends, finishing 2nd running on strongly. Toosey Jeannie in a tough maiden race finished 4th after being bumped at the first bend. Lann Jacob pinged from the boxes again to lead all the way and hold on by a neck in his 480m open race.
Monday at Yarmouth saw Mullpark Phantom get baulked at the first bend and came home last. Mullparkchipmunk was crowded at the first bend and battled well to finish in 3rd.
Borna Champ ran on the SKY card at Hall Green Wednesday in the 645m race. After missing the break he ran on well for 3rd place. Burgess Borna, Soviet Paddy and Toosey Teddy were all withdrawn off colour, however, most have made a full recovery now.
Week ending Friday 23rd January 2015
A very good week for Dillymore kennels. The week started Saturday night at Yarmouth. Mullparkchipmunk after a string of 2nd places got her nose in front on the line to win her A5 race. Soviet Jackson making his debut in A2 and ran very well leading all the way to the line just being beaten into 2nd place. He will improve a lot for that run and a big future is expected for him. Mullpark Clare was badly crowded at at the first bend in her top grade 659m race and trailed the field home. Soviet Paddy got back to winning ways leading all the way to take the A1 race in style.
Sunday at Sittingbourne the kennel runners could do no wrong. Six runners, 4 winners and two seconds. Dalcash Darkness open his open race account winning this 480m maiden race by 7 lengths, he capitalised on crowding behind to take the honours in a decent time of 29.39. Toosey Jeannie in a tough 500m race ran very well to grab 2nd place behind a good greyhound Wotnofizz. Litter brother Toosey Teddy won his mainden 480m race leading off the first bend to hold on my a neck to take the honours. Lann Jacob flew from the traps to win in style with Swift Seve running on strong to take 2nd place in the same race. Borna Champ came from the back of the field to win the 642m open race by more then 4 lengths going away from the field.
Yarmouth on Monday and the kennel runners were still performing well. Toosey Beannie led near the line to take the top grade A1 race showing her versitility over 4, 6 and 8 bends. Mullpark Comet was badly crowded at the first and that put paid to her race. Hillsboro PArk was also crowded at the first bend and ran well to grab 2nd place.
Wednesday saw Borna Champ run in the heats of the Hall Green Partex Marking Systems Prestige. Trapping his usual last he ran wide off the first bend and eventually managed to get into 3rd place though unfortunatley only the first 2 qualified for the final. Also trialling after racing at Hall Green were Burgess Borna, Tyrur Andy, Toosey Teddy and Soviet Paddy all of whom ran very well for first looks at the track. They will all run on the live SKY card on Tuesday.
Week ending Friday 16th January 2015
2015 has been a fantastic start for Dillymore kennels. This week has seen more big race success for everyone involved.
Six runners at Yarmouth Saturday night. Mullparkchipmunk started the evening with a 2nd in her A5 contest losing out by less than a length. Rorys Way led from the boxes to win his A1 grade at the first opportunity looking a very promising puppy. Mullpark Phantom was crowded at the third bend to come home 4th. Swift Dennis was forced wide at the first bend and that put paid to his chances in the other top grade affair. Soviet Paddy was back to winning ways in A1 company breaking well from the boxes to take the honours, while Soviet Angel led to the fourth bend in her A2 race being beaten into 4th place in a closely finished race.
Back to Yarmouth Monday night, Mullparkchipmunk out again in A5 grade again finished 2nd beaten a short head after leading for much of the race. Mullpark Comet back to somewhere near her best led on the run in for home to take the A3 race. In the order A3 contest Hillsboro Park led to the 2nd bend and came home 2nd two lengths behind the winner.
Tuesday saw a team of runners at Romford for the Cornonation Cup gala meeting. Swift Seve was baulked at the first bend in his maiden 575m race and came home last. Burgess Borna showed her class winning the 925m marathon by more than 9 lengths after missing the break and trailing the field early doors. Lann Jacob couldn't quite make the first bend and was crowded badly finishing 5th. Borna Champ ran very flat in the 750m open race getting himself into a good position but ran out of puff coming home, Champ likes the regular races and 3 weeks off he will have needed that race. Then the big race the Romford Coral Coronation Cup Final, Soviet Kenny smashed it from the boxes to hold off Adageo Bob on the line in a fast time of 34.90 for the 575m trip. It was a fanstatic run for his very proud owner and great kennel supporter Chris Waters to win this prestigous Category 2 event.
Wednesday was a very mixed night at Yarmouth. Swift Dennis finished cramped on a cold night, while Yanchep Park came home last after being baulked at the first bend. Thought Eagle Way with a smashed break won all the way in an impressive time of 28.13 to follow the potential his brother (Rorys Way) is showing. Mullpark Phantom was baulked at the start and could only manage 5th in A4 company.
Week ending Friday 9th January 2015
Great night Wednesday at Yarmouth. Mullpark Clare opened the night with success leading off the third bend to win well in top grade. Yanchep Park led from the boxes to win his A4 race. Glanmire Jet couldn't find any room at the first bend and was crowded out to 5th place, less than three lengths behind the winner.
Hove on Thursday with 3 runners. Dalcash Darkness in a maiden sprint checked off wide at the first bend and came home last. Toosey Teddy missed the break but ran the 475m trip well coming home 3rd. Toosey Jeannie stayed the 515m trip well too running on well for 2nd place for her first look round.
Swift Seve still looking for his maiden 6 bend win checked at the first bend stayed the trip well enough butcame home 4th. Lann Jacob just got his nose in front going into the first bend ofhis 400m race but was unfortunatley brought down but got up and completed the course.
Week ending Friday 2nd January 2015
Happy New Year to everybody. A quiet final week to the year for the kennel. Saturday at Yarmouth the ever improving Rorys Way already competing in A1s for an April 2013 challenged well to the 3rd bend ultimately coming home 4th in front of kennel mate Dillymore Debs who herself was crowded at the first and third bends. Mullparkchipmunk also led to third bend crowding in her A5 grade finishing 3rd. Donnys Angel found first bend crowding to end her chances in the other A1 race to trail the field.
On Friday the kennel had a number of runners at Romford. Lann Jacob ran on very well to finish a short head 2nd in his 400m open race. Hollycross Gerry contested heat 2 of the Coronation Cup and despite challenging the lead failed to qualify for the semi finals finishing 4th. Soviet Kenny led from the boxes in heat 5 of the Coronation Cup just to be picked up on the home straight but safely qualifying for the semi finals. Toosey Jeannie having her first open race was in a tough maiden race and despite checking at the first bend ran with credit and will only improve for this run. Burgess Borna found herself in a good early position and pulled away to win her 750m open race in the 2nd fastest ever time at Romford of 46.39.
Week ending Friday 26th December 2014
Another good week for the kennel to end the year on a good high. Saturday night saw 9 runners at the track on a busy night. Hillsboro Park beat Eagle Way in the A3 contest finishing 3rd and 4th after both being involved in first bend crowding. Exciting pup Rorys Way showed his potential winning the Puppy open race leading from the first bend to justifying being sent off 9/4 favourite. Dalsha Darkness was baulked at the first and third bend and could only come home at the rear of the field in his maiden open. Glanmire Jet trying to make it a hat-trick of A1 wins finished 2nd to a good winner, while in the same race Donnys Angel was crowded at the third bend and finished 4th. Swift Seve finished forth in the 659m open race after being baulked at the first bend, beating kennel mate Mullpark Clare into 5th place. Lann Jacob led to the fourth bend in his open race but probably lacked fitness to get home against a good field ending up 3rd.
Boxing Day proved a very good day for Dillymore kennels. At Yarmouth Mullpark Clare was crowded at the second and third bends and this put paid to her race coming home fifth. Soviet Angel making her debut for the kennel in A3 company was sent off the 8/11 on favourite and was brave at the first bend to lead and go away to win by more than 4 lengths. Mullpark Comet making her return to the track in was in the wars early doors to finish 4th. Swift Dennis ran very wide in top grade affair and came 5th. Another debutant for the kennel Soviet Paddy in A2 grade pinged the lids to win the 4/5 on favourite by just under two lengths. Glanmire Jet still in a rich vein of form for a veteran failed to win by the shortest of necks in his A1 grade despite being crowded at the first and third bends. In the last race of the night Yanchep Park finished 3rd in his A4 grade.
Over at Crayford, both Burgess Borna and Toosey Beannie lined up in the final of the annual JB Riney MBE Boxing Day marathon. In what turn out to be a great race, the kennel enjoyed a 1st and 2nd with Burgess Borna taking the honours by more than 6 lengths from Toosey Beannie in a new Track Record of 55.89 beating the previous time by 11 spots.
Week ending Friday 19th December 2014
Another decent week for the kennel. Saturday night saw rare open races at Yarmouth. Dalsha Darkness finished 2nd in the Standard Maiden Division 2. Rorys Way showed his potential for a young pup leading off the 2nd bend to win his A3 contest by more than 3 lengths. Dillymore Debs up to open class standard for the first time was crowded out at the first and third bends to finish last in her Standard Maiden Division 1. The 659m open race saw kennel mates and litter brother and sister Borna Champ and Burgess Borna race each other. Burgess Borna won at 7\2, though it must be said Borna Champ was crowded at almost every bend and never got a run to only come 3rd by two short heads in a blanket finish. Swift Seve ran on well to finish 3rd in the Standard 462m open race after being crowded at the third bend. Eagle Way in the last race of the night was sent off the 5\4 favourite but was crowded at the first and third bends to come home 4th in A3 grade but again looks like he will soon be winning.
Three runners on the Yarmouth BAGS card Monday evening. Hillsboro Park flew from the boxes to lead all the way in this A3 grade. Toosey Beannie was very unlucky forced wide and crowded at the first bend and against crowded at the third bend to finish 4th just over 2 lengths behind the winner. Yanchep Park trapped very well leading to the run in before cramping on what was a cold evening.
Only 2 runners at Yarmouth Wednesday. Mullparkchipmunk in a rich vein of form led off the 2nd bend to near the line only to be pipped for victory in the last stride. Mullpark Clare still up in A1 company was baulked at the third bend and finished 5th despite being sent off the 9\4 favourite.
Hove on Thursday. Holycross Gerry in a 515m open race was crowded at the 3rd bend and this ended his chances coming home last. Borna Champ lined up in the Ballyregan Bob Memorial Race over 695m, trapping his usual last he ran the track well and despite the result finishing 5th, he was less just over a length behind the winner (3 necks and a half length) in a blanket finish.
The week ahead sees open races at Yarmouth Saturday night along with at Crayford both Toosey Beannie and Burgess Borna contesting the heats of the JB Riney MBE Boxing Day Marathon over 874m..
Week ending Friday 12th December 2014
Well a fantsatic start to the week for the kennel on Saturday night. Glanmire Jet having his first win since May led off the 2nd bend to win his A1 contest. Rorys Way back on track after a few weeks off led from the boxes but was caught near the line despite being sent off the evens favourite. Next out was Dillymore Debs winning her A2 grade from down the backstraight coming home by 5 lengths. The last race of the night saw Toosey Beannie take on Burgess Borna in top grade company. Beannie came out the winner and Burgess Borna 3rd after being baulked at the third bend.
Monday afternoon saw trip to Monmore. Borna Champ contested the heats of the Lawrence Jones Memorial 684m. Trapping his usual last Champ missed some of the first bend crowding and got himself up to 2nd place before being badly bumped and he lost his motion and failed to qualify coming home in 4th. Holycross Gerry at the same meeting finished 2nd in his heat of the Lawrence Jones Memorial 480m Dogs competition.
At Yarmouth the same evening it wasn't as successful at the previous meeting. Hillsboro Park finished 4th in A3 grade after being crowded at the first bend. Mullpark Clare was also crowded at the furst bend and came home a close 3rd. Yanchep Park looked like victory was in the bag but faded on the run in to finish 5th albeit only 2 lengths behind the winner.
Wednesday back at Yarmouth, Mullparkchipmunk led all the way the near the line where she was just picked up in the last stride. Mullpark Clare finished 2nd in her A1 grade, while Glanmire Jet kept up his good form with a second win on the bounce in A1, beating kennel mate Swift Dennis into 4th place.
Friday back to Monmore saw Holycross Gerry line up in the final of the Lawrence Jones Memorial 480m Dogs, finishing 5th in the final he raced with credit for the the kennel.
Week ending Friday 5th December 2014
Very exciting start to the week for the kennel with Borna Champ contesting the Shelbourne Park Night of Stars 750yds race which he finished in 3rd position running on very strongly in with Ireland's best.
At Yarmouth the same night litter sister Burgess Borna got back to winning ways taking the A2 contest by more than 6 lengths. Mullparkchipmunk finished 2nd in her A5 grade despite first bend crowding. Glanmire Jet came home 3rd in his A1 race after being crowded at the first bend.
Monday Yarmouth hosted their leg of the BAGS Track Championship. Toosey Teddy started off proceedings with a 2nd despite leading all the way to the run in. Toosey Jeannie won the Bitches Division 1 race to secure more points for the home track. Toosey Beannie then won the Division 1 Stayers race taking the lead near the line.
Tuesday we took some runners for the supporting Essex Vase card. Swift Seve ran on well to finish 2nd half a length behind the winner of the 575 maiden race. Glanmire Jet ran a respectable race although finishing 5th in a top class hurdles field. Lann Jacob didn't get a run in his 400m open race coming home last but had been off the card for 3 months and came back in the hottest race seen for a while at the track. New recruit Dalcash Darkness missed his break in this 400m maiden race but looks a promising type with much scope for improvement.
Rare Friday meeting brought out the best in the kennel's runners. Mullparkchipmunk won her A5 grade leading off the 3rd bend. Donnys Angel then followed suit leading all the way in her A1. Swift Dennis is a rich vein of form narrowly failed to get up on the line to come 2nd a short head in his A1 race. Exciting young pup Eagle Way flew from the boxed to be cuaght near the line, though he will improve for this run and soon be winning in A3 company.
A good week for the kennel. Yarmouth on Saturday saw Mullparkchipmunk kick off with a win in her A5 running on well near the line. Glanmire Jet and Donnys Angel both raced each other in A1 grade, both involved in first bend trouble coming home 5th & 6th respectively. Mullpark Clare in the other A1 race did much better coming home 2nd despite being baulked off the 2nd bend.
Sunday saw a trip down to Sittingbourne. Swift Seve sent off the evens favourite for the 642m maiden race led in the latter stages but failed to fully see the trip out to finish 2nd. Borna Champ won his 642m race going off the 1/2 on favourite, leading off the last bend. Burgess Borna still finding her way back from seasonal rest was baulked off the second bend and came home last in the 500m race.
A van full of seven runners Wednesday at Yarmouth. Yanchep Park was sent off the 5\2 favourite but was crowded at the first bend coming home 4th. Toosey Teddy was also sent off the 2\1 favourite but was crowded at the first and second bends finishing 2nd. Litter sister Toosey Jeannie also came 2nd in the other A1 race after being baulked at the first bend, beating kennel mate Mullpark Clare who came home 5th. Hillsboro Park now up to A2 grade was the outsider of the race in the betting and was baulked at the first and crowded at the forth bend ending up 5th. Grand old servant Toosey Beannie won her A2 race by 3 lengths running on very well up the home straight.
Busy week for the kennel with a few winners as well. Yarmouth on Saturday saw Toosey Teddy run a good race despite crowded at the first bend ran on strong to finish 2nd in a good A1. Yanchep Park found his trapping boots but was crowded at the 3rd bend when dictating the race, coming home 5th. Glanmire Jet and Doonys Angel locked horns in the other A1 contest, finishing 2nd and 3rd, a short head separating the pair. Hillsboro Park was crowded badly at the first two bends, although finishing 3rd was almost 14 lengths behind the winner. Dillymore Debs improved with this run staying on well for 2nd in her A2 grade.
Sunday at Sittingbourne saw Burgess Borna in a 642m open race, although finishing at the back of the field she will come on for this run since seasonal rest. Toosey Beannie was slowly away from the boxes and baulked badly at the 2nd bend and that put pay to her 500m open race.
Wednesday at Yarmouth proved very fruitful for the kennel. Toosey Jeannie kicked of the meeting with a win an A3, despite being crowded early doors. Swift Dennis finally remembered how to win by trapping out and leading off the 3rd bend despite running a wide course. Burgess Borna on the come back still from seasonal rest ran on very strongly to finish 2nd in her A2 grade. Toosey Beannie likewise ran on very strong in her A3 race to grab 3rd.
Week ending Friday 14th November 2014
A rare week of no open race action for the kennel this week with all the action on the graded scene at Yarmouth.
Saturday saw 4 runners with Mullparkchipmunk starting off the week coming 3rd in her A5 grade. Burgess Borna had her first run out in an A2 since coming 2nd in the TV Trophy and being off in season. She found first bend trouble but the run will bring her forward. Glanmire Jet dropped back to graded action saw him finish 4th in a tough A1 race. Toosey Jeannie just failed to get up on the line losing by a neck in A3.
Monday saw Swift Dennis finally find his trapping boots out of the boxes but he was beaten on the line by a head in his A2 race. Yanchep Park found first bend trouble despite being sent off the 2\1 favourite but could only manage 5th. Dillymore Debs was sent off a short price 2nd favourite but was crowded off the 2nd bend and did not get a run coming home 4th.
The last of the weeks racing on Wednesday saw the kennel have Mullparkchipmunk finishing 4th in her A5 grade and Toosey Beannie coming 2nd in her A2 being sent off the 7\4 favourite.
Plenty of new exciting dogs coming into the kennel over the next few weeks to look out for once trialling.
Week ending Friday 7th November 2014
Disappointing news at the start of the week with Borna Champ being withdrawn coughing from the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon St Leger. Kennel had high hopes for him to keep progressing for the first round look at the track the previous week. He should be back within a few weeks.
Back at Yarmouth Dillymore Debs in an A2 was crowded at the first bend and she failed to get into the race after that. Toosey Jeannie produced a powerful finish to come 2nd in A3 grade. Toosey Teddy won A2 grade at the 2nd time of asking. Donnys Angel was baulked at the first and third bends and despite going off favourite finished last.
Monday saw 3 runners at Yarmouth. Hillsboro Park having his first run at A2 grade came home a respectable 3rd. Toosey Beannie ran on strong in her A2 finishing 2nd going off favourite. Yanchep Park battled well to lead all the way to the home straight before being pipped on the line.
Wednesday at Yarmouth saw Mullparkchipmunk finish 2nd in A5 grade, she challenged all the way down the back straight but the winner had won well. We had 2 runners in the A2 race unfortunatley Swift Dennis continues to run too wide and Hillsboro Park was crowded at the first bend, both coming home a disappointing 5th and 6th respectively.
The end of the week saw 2 runners at Peterborough for the 2nd leg of the BAGS\SIS Track Championship. Dillymore representating Yarmouth saw Donnys Angel come 4th in the Bitches Division 2 race and Toosey Beannie finishing 2nd in the Stayers Division 1 race. Both runners picking up reasonable points for Yarmouth against a strong Peterborough team.
A busy start to the week at Yarmouth Saturday night. Rorys Way opened his account at the first time of asking winning in A6 grade in an impressive manor. Toosey Jeannie did likewise in the next race coming home with a strong finish to win her A4 race. Dillymore Debs led to half way in her A2 race but was crowded out at the 3rd bend to finish 4th, beating Swift Dennis in the same race into 5th after running wide. Toosey Teddy was impressive in defeat coming 3rd in A2 grade first time up in a fast 28.27 beating some good types.
Over at Wimbledon the same night Borna Champ lined up in the heats of the William Hill St Leger. Champ was last out of the boxes but powered down the back straight to lead off the 5th bend to come home winning by more than 4 lengths.
Back to Yarmouth on Monday. Mullparkchipmunk led to half way but was crowded at the 3rd bend to finish 5th. Mullpark Comet continued her rich vein of form to win A3 grade with Hillsboro Park being crowded at the start coming come last. Yanchep Park continues to find life in A3 company tough and finished 5th after leading and being crowded at the 3rd bend.
Wednesday saw more success for the Dillymore runners. Mullparkchipmunk failed to get up on the line by the shortest of short heads. Hillsboro Park finally won in A3 grade leading all the way. Swift Dennis likes to take the long way round running very wide finishing 4th in A2 grade. Mullpark Clare in a tough A1 race came 5th after being crowded at the first bend and baulked at the 3rd bend.
Saturday at Yarmouth saw 2 new recruits have their first run outs. Dillymore Debs having her first run since a metatarsal injury as a pup led up the home straight to win her A3 grade. Roxy Way, a raw April 2013 pup, went off the 7\4 favourite in his A7 grade but was crowded at every opportunity of winning. He will be one to follow in the near weeks and likely to be going up the grades.
2 runners Sunday in the BAGS\SIS Track Championship at Doncaster. Representing Yarmouth were Donnys Angel who led to near the line in the bitches race to finish 3rd and Toosey Beannie who ran on strongly as favourite to finish 3rd as well.
Monday saw good win for Mullparkchipmunk, leading from the 3rd bend to take honours as joint favourite for the race. Swift Dennis continues to find the A2 grade hard to win finishing 4th.
Back to Yarmouth Wednesday, Toosey Beannie returning to graded action finished 2nd one length behind the winner in A2 company. Hillsboro Park was crowded at every part of the race and did well to finish 4th. Swift Dennis could not get involved in his A2 race finishing last. Mullpark Clare continued her rich vein of form winning her first A1 affair race. New recruit Eagle Way showed his potential winning first time up in A3 grade in a very good 28.31.
The week began on a fantastic note with Borna Champ winning the Carlsberg Kent St Leger Final at Crayford on Saturday evening. Champ lead from the off the last 2 bends and went away to win this Category 2 event by almost 5 lengths in a good time of 45.37. On the same card Glanmire Jet unfortunately found trouble in his hurdles race and could only manage 5th.
Sunday at Sittingbourne saw 2 runners. Cathys Clown produced a strong finish to come 3rd over the shorter 450m trip, while Swift Seve was crowded at the first bend to finished last in his semi-final of the Kent Derby.
Back to Yarmouth on Wednesday and a good night on the graded front. Yanchep Park opened the show with an all the way success in A4 grade. Litter brother Hillsboro Park was crowded at the first and third bends and finished last in the grade above. Mullpark Comet in a rich vein of form just failed to get up on the line to come 2nd a short-head in an A3. Toosey Beannie was the unluckiest runner of the night, trapping well but getting trouble at the first bend she battled from the back to come 3rd beaten a head and a short-head in a close photo finish. Mullpark Clare finished 5th in a touch top grade affair.
The long trip up to Newcastle for the All England Cup Final saw Swift Keith go off joint favourite to follow up his Yarmouth Derby success. Unfortunately he stumbled out of the boxes to finish 5th in what was a very final tough line up.
Good to see a few runners coming back. Burgess Borna had a sprint solo at Yarmouth whilst Dillymore Debs is ready to go after completing her qualifying trials back from serious metatarsal injury.
Good week for the Dillymore kennel. Saturday saw Tyrur Andy win a 540m open race at Crayford leading from off the first bend to take victory. Borna Champ finished a good 2nd in his semi final of the Carlsberg Kent St Leger. At Newcastle the same evening Swift Keith took the win in his heat of the All England Cup in impressive fashion.
Sunday saw a team of runners going to Sittingbourne. Comtesting the Kent Derby were Swift Seve who ran very well to finish 2nd to the winner. In the same race Cathys Clown was involved in the first bend bumped and failed to qualify in 4th. Holycross Gerry finished 4th after being forced to check at the 2nd bend, while Soviet Kenny was badly bumped off the first bend and could only manage 5th. Glanmire Jet lined up in the Grand National heats but could only finish 4th in what was a tough and messy race.
Monday saw a number of nrunners at Yarmouth on the graded strength. Mullparkchipmunk ran her usual consistant race to come 3rd. Mullpark Comet was crowded round the first 2 bends and finished 3rd. Mullpark Phantom and Hillsboro Park both in the same A4 grade finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Yanchep Park in a tough A4 grade come home in 4th place.
Wednesday at Yarmouth was a very successful night for the kennel. Hillsboro Park enjoying the quick runs led off the third bend to win by 4.5 lengths. Tyrur Andy flew from the boxes in top grade A1 to win by 5 lengths. Mullpark Clare was baulked at the first bend in A1 grade to finish 4th. Mullpark Comet ran on strong to win on the line in A3 company, beating kennel mate Yanchep Park into 4th place. Swift Dennis was forced wide at the first bend and came 4th.
First stop of the week was at Crayford for the heats of the Carlsberg Kent St Leger over 714m. Toosey Beannie found a lot of trouble early doors and failed to qualify. Borna Champ missed the break but kept a wide course and swept round the field off the last bend to justify favouritism and qualify for the semi finals. Tyrur Andy ran in the John Davidson & Colin Wilson Memorial Trophy, trapping well he was baulked at the first bend eventually coming home 5th.
Sunday was the regular trip to Sittingbourne. Glanmire Jet in his last preparation race for the Grand National was baulked badly at the 3rd hurdle and was brought down by another down, though luckily he got up as was fine after the race. Holycross Jerry finished 2nd in the Kent Derby Trial Stake Final to Derby Finalist Kincraig Rory. Both Jerry & Jet will be going with a big squad of entrants going to Sittingbourne next Sunday.
Yarmouth Monday. Mullpark Comet was crowded on the run up to the first bend finishing 4th. Toosey Beannie back in A2 grade could only manage 4th after being crowded during the race. Hillsboro Park was sent off joint-favourite in his A4 grade but could only manage 4th.
A night of near misses at Yarmouth Wednesday. Yanchep Park was crowded at every bend in his A3 race coming home at the rear of the field. Mullpark Phantom just failed to get up on the line missing out by a neck in the A4 contest. Swift Dennis was crowded at the start and finished last. Mullprk Clare is running out of her socks at the moment running her best race to date coming 2nd in this top grade affair less than a length behind the winner clocking 28.08.
Week ahead, Saturday sees Swift Keith going to Newcastle for the heats of the All England Cup, of which Glanmire Jet made the final last year. Borna Champ is in the semi finals of the Kent St Leger also on Saturday. Sunday sees a squad of runners going down to Sittingbourne for the Grand National and Kent Derby heats.
With the East Anglian celebrations over, back to the daily business and with John half way to his targets for the year top 6 in the Trainer's Championship is the main focus.
Sittingbourne Sunday saw Soviet Kenny run a good 2nd on his first look round the track in preparation for the Kent Derby. His kennel mate Swift Seve in the same race found first bend trouble and came home last. In the other trial stake Holycross Jerry finished 2nd to Derby-finalist Kincraig Rory so was not disgraced.
Monday at Yarmouth saw Mullpark Comet bumped at the first bend and that put paid to his chances coming home last. Swift Dennis, following the successes of his brother Swift Keith, ran on well to claim victory in his A3 contest. Hillsboro Park ran a good 2nd in his A4 grade.
Busy night on Wednesday at Yarmouth. Yanchep Park found trouble throughout his A3 race coming home in 4th place. Mullparkchipmunk led off the fourth bend to take the win by 3.5 lengths as the race favourite. Mullpark Clare kept up her fantastic form to led on the run to home in her best grade win of A2. Borna Champ dropped back to A1 company ran on well to claim 3rd place in this top grade affair. His future will be over 6-bends. Mullpark Phantom was crowded at the first bend and came home last in what was a closely graded race.
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The week was topped of by Swift Keith winning the Category 1 Yarmouth East Anglian Derby for his proud owner Chris Waters and a very emotional John and Debbie Mullins, Team Dillymore and the rest of the travelling supporters. On the same SKY meeting on the Wednesday Toosey Beannie won her Marathon race for her delightful owners. Tyrur Andy, racing further than he has raced before over 659m, ran with credit against seasoned campaigners to finish a non-disgraced 4th.
The beginning of the week saw Tyrur Andy go off 11\8 favourite in A1 grade but was crowded out at the 3rd bend when challenging the lead but ran on very well to the pick up. Mullpark Comet got back to winning ways in A5 grade coming from off the pace. The heats of the 659m Derby Purse saw Dillymore have both heat winners. Borna Champ, a new recruit and brother to Burgess Borna, ran on well from off the pace to win well in 40.71, while Mullpark Clare pinged the lids to lead all the way in a quicker time of 40.62.
The Yarmouth Monday meeting saw Swift Dennis finish 5th in A3 company after running wide again, Mullpark Phantom ran on strongly at the finish in A4 grade to come home 3rd. Yanchep Park is finding A3 grade tough, after finding early crowded came home last. Hillsboro Park was also crowded out of the boxes and could only finish 3rd in an A4. Mullparkchipmunk missed the first bend trouble to win in A6.
Monday at Romford Lann Jacob contested the heats of the Romford Puppy Cup. He qualified well by finishing a short-heat 2nd in a very good time.
With the kennel clocking up the miles this week, next stop was Sheffield for the heats of the Steel City Cup. Soviet Kenny ran well for a first look around the track to finish 3rd, but unfortunately only the first 2 qualified for the semi-finals Swift Seve finished 4th in his tough heat.
Back to Yarmouth on Thursday. Mullpark Phantom was in a very tough 6-bend race but race with great credit to finish 3rd only a neck behind top open racer Hather George. The final of the 659m Derby Purse saw Borna Champ finish 2nd just failing to get up on the line, while Mullpark Clare came home in 4th place. Both dogs are young and improving over the distance.
The week ended at Romford Friday with Lann Jacob in the semi-finals of the Romford Puppy Cup. It what was by far the toughest semi-final Lann Jacob was bumped at the 3rd bend and finished 5th.
Winners are starting to come back for Dillymore after a barren spell. Saturday at Yarmouth Soviet Kenny made his debut for the kennel in A1 grade. Going off 5/2 second favourite he ran wide at the first bend and came home 4th in a good time of 28.20. He will be better on a bigger galloping track. Donnys Angel flew the lids and was suprisingly picked up close to the line in her A2. Swift Seve, in the other A1 on the card, missed the break but ran well in defeat finishing 4th in 28.33.
Was good to see the return of Burgess Borna to the track at Sittingbourne Sunday. Although she was running over a distance too short for her she ran very well after missing the break she ran on very wel over the 642m trip to finish 2 lengths behind the eventual winner. On the same card Mountjoy Rebel was in a tough sprint race and ran with credit to finish 4th.
Monday 5 runners at Yarmouth. Swift Dennis ran wide in his A3 to finished a disappointing 4th after a good trial during the week finishing close behind Tyrur Andy. Yanchep Park made all at the boxes with a fantastic front running effort in his A4. Mullpark Clare and Mullpark Phantom finished 3rd and 4th in their S2 grade 6 bend race together. Hillsboro Park then followed up his brothers performance leading off the third bend to win his A5 grade for his excited owners having a double on the night.
Mountjoy Rebel was out again on Thursday at Hove. Making probably his worse ever break he tailed the field early on and his race was over. Cathys Clown who has taken a liking to Hove trapped like a bullet but was passed by the eventual winner Sidaz Pedro off the third bend, but credit to Cathys Clown he battled back on the line to lose by the shortest of necks. The Sussex Cup should be the main short-term target for him. Soviet Kenny ran Hove well first time in a 515m maiden race, although finishing 4th there were clearly signs this boy has good pace and will soon be winning.
A very encouraging week for the kennel with some of the runners off lame making their return to the track. Saturday at Yarmouth, Donnys Angel on the upgrade after her win last week was crowded at the first bend and could only finish 5th. Toosey Beannie, improving with every run back, was crowded at the first two bends to finish a decent 4th. Swift Seve, sent off the 5/4 favourite in a very tough A1 grade seemed to find trouble at every bend but finished 4th in a good time. Swift Dennis trapped out in front but ran off wide at the first bend and finished 4th as well.
Monday at Yarmouth, Mullpark Phantom ran on well at the finish to come 3rd. Mullpark Hunter left his trapping boots behind coming out last behind the field but ran on well too at the finish for 4th. Mullpark Clare in S2 grade missed the break and found trouble at every bend coming home 4th the 9/4 favourite.
Thursday at Hove, Cathys Clown again led all the way to win 7/4 joint-favourite over the 515m trip. Sussex Cup could be the next target for her. Pre-racing Holycross Jerry beat Burgess Borna a head in 30.40, Jerry still settling into the kennel after coming over from Ireland and Burgess Borna coming back from injury.
Friday at Romford saw Toosey Beannie over the 575m trip. She was baulked and forced wide at the first bend and she came home 5th. Mullpark Clare again missed the break and when trying to get back into the race was baulked at the second and third bends. Mountjoy Rebel made his reappearance back on track since March, but he was bumped coming out of the boxes but was good to see him running on after the line.
A week of ups and downs for the kennel. Saturday at Yarmouth saw 4 runners for the kennel. Mullpark Tornado was crowded and bumped at what seemed every point in the race but some how managed to finish in 4th position. Swift Dennis ran his usual race of running very wide and finished 3rd in a good A2 race. Toosey Beannie, still looking for her first win since her return from serious injury, was baulked at the first bend and crowded at the third bend coming home 4th in her A2 grade. Swift Seve finished a creditable 3rd in the very rough A1 race of the night running on at the finish.
5 runners Monday on the Yarmouth graded race. Yanchep Park trapped out second and challenged the leader to the 3rd bend before being outstayed and coming home 4th. Mullpark Phantom ran on strongly in his A4 grade to finish 2nd. Mullpark Clare was crowded at the first bend in her S1stayers race which but paid to her chances of winning eventually ending up in 3rd place. Donnys Angel going off the 4/5 favourite, rode the first bend crowding to pull away and win by 4 lengths for her very pleased owner. Mullpark Hunter ran a last in his race after being crowded at the first bend.
Swift Seve lined up in the heats of the Ladbrokes Puppy Summer Festival at Monmore. Unfortunately for a railer drawn out in trap 5 against a tough field he could not make any ground on the field coming home last. He is a young inexperienced dog that will only improve. Swift Keith was due to run in the Summer Cup Standard Competition but was withdrawn lame.
Trials at Yarmouth on Thursday was pleasing to see Tyrur Andy on the comeback trial from serious injury clocking 28.26, while Burgess Borna clocked a good 28.54. Disappointing note was promising pup Dillymore Debs coming off lame with a broken metatarsal bone.
Thursday at Hove saw home-bred Cathys Clown returning to Dillymore from her campaign in Ireland where he finished runner up in the Irish Laurels. Cathys Clown made all in the 475m open race to oblige as 5/4 favourite.
Saturday at Yarmouth brought no success for Dillymore graded runners. Mullpark Hunter was bumped at the first bend and crowded at the third bend to finish 5th in his A4 race. Mullpark Tornado, in a very strong A1 grade, finished 5th but was less than 2 lengths behind the winner. Toosey Beannie still on the come back trail came home 4th in an A2. Yanchep Park was well fancied in the market going off the 5/4 favourite but a missed break put paid to his chances.
Just the 2 runners Monday night. Swift Dennis running wide could only manage 5th place. Mullpark Phantom was crowded at the first bend and also finished 5th.
Plenty of kennel dogs trialling this week so hopefully we should have a few more runners back on the graded card and open races very soon. Some very exciting prospects soon to make their track debuts.
Graded action only this week for Dillymore. 4 runners Saturday at Yarmouth. Toosey Beannie sent off the 7/4F failed to justify favouritism finishing 5th when being bumped at the first and third bends. Mullpark Tornado ran a great race to finish 2nd behind open racer Benkaat Bloomer. Hillsboro Park was crowded at the start and put paid to his chances. Swift Dennis showed good early pace but ran wide at the first bend coming home 3rd.
Monday at Yarmouth was night of near misses with all 3 runners coming home in 2nd place. Donnys Angel ran on well in her A2 grade race, Mullpark Phantom also ran on from off the pace. Yanchep Park led from the traps and led everywhere except where it mattered most on the line.
Trial session Tuesday at Yarmouth saw the return of Tyrur Andy with a pleasing 16.82 sprint trial and both Swift Keith and Swift Seve dipping under the 28-dead clocking 27.87 and 27.86 respectively.
A busy week for the kennels with a number of runners involved at different tracks. Saturday saw 8 runners for Dillymore at Yarmouth. Mullpark Phantom was crowded out at the 2nd bend and could only manage 4th. In A2 race the kennel had both Swift Dennis and Donnys Angel running but unfortunately they came together at the first bend and that put paid to both of their races. Yanchep Park challenged well to the third bend but found no room and was forced to check finishing 5th. Mullpark Clare ran her heart out after being crowded at the first and third bends but failed to win by the shortest of necks. Mullparkchipmunk was crowded at the first bend and finished 4th. Mullpark Tornado ran on well to grab 3rd place after being baulked at the third bend, beating kennel mate Toosey Beannie into 4th place.
Saturday night over at Wimbledon saw Glanmire Jet line up in the heats of the Champion Hurdle. He was bumped about in a messy race and could only manage 5th place.
Sunday at Kinsley saw both Swift Seve and Swift Suarez drawn in the same heat of the Gymcrack Puppy competition. Seve was crowded badly at the first bend while Suarez ran well to the home straight where he qualified in 2nd place only to be disqualified for deliberate interference. Suarez will be re-schooled and have the relevant clearing trials.
The Derby dream for Dillymore ended Saturday night with Swift Keith being knocked out at the 3rd round stage of the William Hill Greyhound Derby. Keith will be rested for a few weeks before deciding his next races.
Yarmouth Saturday night saw 4 runners going to Yarmouth. Swift Dennis ran well to come 3rd in his A2 race clocking a very good 28.41. Toosey Beannie, making her return to the track from serious injury six months ago, was thrown straight into a strong A1 race and althought finishing last she was crowded and baulked for much of the race. Her trials indicate she could be a force to be reckoned with when stepped back up to 6 bends. Donnys Angel gave it her all as usual but could only finish 3rd. Hillsboro Park ran a very good race to finish 2nd in his A5 grade running on at the finish. He will be winning and going up the grades very soon.
Monday at Yarmouth and Yanchep Park was put in a sprint D2 grade after his good run in open race sprint 2 weeks ago, unfortunately he was crowded at the first bend and got no run finishing fifth. Mullpark Clare pinged the lids in top grade S1 over the 659m stayers trip leading all the way in a very good 41.53 time and a nice price for her owners at 9/2. Mullparkchipmunk finished 5th in her A5 grade.
The week ahead sees Glanmire Jet line up in the heats of the Champion Hurdle at Wimbledon on Saturday, while Swift Seve and Swift Suarez have both been drawn in the same heat of the Kinsley Gymcrack puppy competition on Sunday.
2nd round of the Greyhound Derby action at Wimbledon Saturday night saw Swift Keith qualify in 2nd place running very well behind the very quick away Irish raider Crokers Champ. He is now in the 3rd round to be run next Saturday (17th May).
5 runners at Yarmouth Monday night with some very good performances. Hillsboro Park upgraded to A5 trapped very well but was bumped at the first bend. Could have been a different story is he got round with a clear run. Mullpark Tornado got up on the line to win his A2 grade by a short-head, beating kennel mate Swift Dennis into 4th place. Yanchep Park led everywhere except where it mattered most - the winning line, being beaten by a length. Mullparkchipmunk led to the third bend and finished 3rd.
Just the sole runner at Romford Friday night after the withdrawal of Glanmire Jet. Mullpark Tornado was baulked at the 2nd bend in his 400m maiden race and finished last.
Of the trials this week Dillymore are pleased to announde Toosey Beannie is back running graded A1 Saturday night at Yarmouth after a fantastic 28.28 trial around the track. At Wimbledon Burgess Borna and Swift Suarez both had a trial back on track.
Derby fever started the week at Wimbledon Saturday night. Swift Keith, the sole entry for Dillymore, was outright ante-post favourite for the 2014 Greyhound Derby with the sponsors. Keith missed the break and battled back from an impossible looking 4th position to qualify in 2nd place to take his place in the 2nd round draw. Connections were very pleased with his run.
Monday at Yarmouth was the GreyhoundScene Forum night. The kennel had 9 runners on the all open race card to support this event. Yanchep Park in a 277m sprint ran very will running on for 3rd place. Swift Dennis was bumped at the first bend and could only manage 4th. Mullpark Clare showed very good early pace and led off the 3rd bend to win going away by over 6 lengths in the 659m Division 2 race. Donnys Angel was baulked at the first bend and finished a disappointing 5th. Swift Seve took a liking to the Yarmouth sprint trip with a very eye catching 2nd to Golden Sprint finalist Ilewin Allot clocking a very good 16.56. Hillsboro Park was badly crowded out at the third bend but finished a good 3rd in this open class race. Glanmire Jet led of the third bend to win the Division 2 standard race going off the 5/4 favourite. In the same race Mullpark Torando was bumped on the run up and finished 5th. The last race of the night was the Stayers Division 1 race and unfortunately for Mullpark Phantom he was knocked over at the first bend but was reported to be in great shape the next morning with no ill effects.
2 runners at Romford Friday night. Swift Seve in a 400m maiden race went off the 6/4 favourite but was bumped by the 2 dog out of the boxes then found trouble at the first two bends to finish 4th. Glanmire Jet in a 575m maiden race turned 2nd off the first bend but could not catch the winner who won by 6 lengths.
Mullpark Tornado started the runners at Yarmouth on Saturday night with a good 2nd place behind multiple open race winner Beaming Javier. Mullpark Phantom never got into his A3 grade race and ran on for 5th. He will prefer the step up to 6-bends shortly. The penny finally dropped for Swift Dennis leading off the 3rd bend and drawing away to win by 5 lengths in a good time of 28.33 as the 2/1 favourite.
Good night for the kennel Monday. Donnys Angel ran her heart out narrowly coming 2nd in a good time. Connections of Hillsboro Park were chuffed to see him come back and win his A6 race in a very good time after almost 5 months off the track with injury. Yanchep Park led to the 3rd bend and was involved in crowding before finishing 5th. Mullparkchipmunk never got into her A4 race finishing last.
The week ahead sees Swift Keith, the ante-post favourite for the 2014 William Hill Greyhound Derby run in heat 30 on Saturday night. While there are 8 runners on the card for Dillymore at Yarmouth for the GreyhoundScene forum night.
Saturday at Yarmouth, Swift Dennis down to A4 grade and ran a similar race to the previous week challenging to the 3rd bend but running wide off the thjrd and fourth bends to finish 2nd. A grade drop for Yanchep Park to A3 helped him to a 3rd place behind 2 very quick runners. Mullpark Hunter ran on very strong but was too late and finished 4th. Mullpark Clare in S1 grade ran a very good race to finish 2nd to very good winner Tyrur Modric.
Monday at Yarmouth, Mullpark Phantom finished 4th in his A3 grade going off 5\2 favourite. Donnys Angel, cant quite get her nose in front off the first bend was bumped again and could only finish 4th. Mullpark Comet was badly bumped at the first bend and finished 6th. Mullparkchipmunk ran his usual race and finished 2nd.
Only 1 runner Romford on Friday, Swift Seve finished 2nd in a maiden 400m race. He railed all the way round and stayed on very well beaten just under 3 lengths. Seve should be winning very soon.
Longrange Fox started the week off at Yarmouth Monday with a 2nd in a very competitive D2 sprint. Mullpark Hunter was crowded at the first and third bends and finished 4th. The penny is beginning to drop now with Swift Dennis and he challenged all the way to the third bend before moving off wide and losing ground to finish 3rd. We believe Dennis will be winning very soon. Mullpark Clare in a tough top grade six-bend affair was crowded on the run-in to the line to finish 5th. Donnys Angel looking to still rediscover her form finsihed 5th in A2 grade after early baulking.
The Monday meeting did not start very well for Dillymore. Mullpark Vulcan checked very badly at the first bend and unfortunately has been now retired. Mullpark Comet was baulked and crowded round the last 2 bends to finish 5th. Yanchep Park never got the run of the green and finished last. Mullpark Phantom could only finish 3rd in his A3 race.
Wednesday at Swindon Glanmire Jet raced on supporting race of SKY Swindon Arc final. Jet in a 509m flat race, could only manage 5th place in what was a very hot race.
At Romford Friday, Glanmire Jet over the hurdles finished a fantastic 2nd less than one length behind Springbok Hurdle wiunner Cornamaddy Jumbo. This was probably Jet's best hurdle race to date. Swift Seve was bumped early doors in his 400m puppy race and could only manage 5th.
The week started on Monday at Yarmouth with a win for Mullpark Phantom getting up on the line to win his A4 grade. In the corresponding A4 race Mullparkchipmunk finished 2nd with a good run. Longrange Fox finished 4th in a well contested A2.
3 runners at Romford on Friday. Glanmire Jet finished 2nd in his 575m maiden race. Swift Seve showed his potential finishing a very good 2nd to the well fancied Putdownyourfoot in a 400m maiden. Sundance Spartan pinged the lids and led all the way to win by almost 4 lengths for his proud connections in the 400m standard.
With the Derby fever almost upon us Swift Keith trialled at Wimbledon on Wednesday clocking a very fast 16.07 for the sprint trip. Connections are looking forward to their first Derby campaign starting in May.
A quiet week for the kennels with no winners for the first time in a long while. Monday at Yarmouth Mullpark Phantom ran on well after initial crowding but could only finish 5th. Mullpark Hunter was very unlucky to finish a short-head 2nd in his A4 grade after being crowded at the run up. Mullpark Comet could only manage 4th place in her A1 race with a clear run. Longrange Fox finished 5th after drifting wide at the first bend in A2 company.
Over at Nottingham on Monday, we had 2 runners in the Greyhound Stud Book Trophy heats. Sundance Storm flew from the boxes and challenged for the lead until the last bend and finished a very close 3rd, qualifying for the final next Monday. In the 2nd heat Sundance Spartan was crowded at the 2nd bend and finished 5th.
Wednesday at Yarmouth, the bad run continued. Yanchep Park was crowded at the start and the first bend and finished last. We had 2 runners in the A4 contest with Mullpark Vulcan finishing a close 2nd and Mullpark Clare a further head behind in 3rd place. Donnys Angel does not seem to be getting the luck in running at the moment, in her latest A2 race ,going off favourite again, she was crowded at the first bend finishing 3rd.
The week finished at Romford. Swift Seve in his maiden race for his excited owners railed very well but was baulked off the 2nd bend but ran on well over the 400m trip. Swift Suarez led off the first bend but was passed at the 3rd bend to finish second, he will improve for that run. Glanmire Jet jumped very well in the hurdles race finishing 4th to the very impressive Cornamaddy Jumbo, whom he had beaten the previous week.
The week kicked off at Yarmouth on Saturday night. Mullpark Comet finished last after being crowded at the first and third bends. Mullpark Hunter was crowded at the first 2 bends and finished a good 3rd. Longrange Fox, back over the sprint trip, never got into his D2 grade race and came home last.
Yarmouth on Monday saw 4 runners for Dillymore. Mullpark Vulcan, despite being crowded at the first bend, finished 4th in a fast time. Yanchep Park was bumped at the start and finished 3rd, he is getting closer to winning his first A2 grade. Mullparkchipmunk just couldn't get her nose in front at the first bend to lead and came home 4th. Mullpark Phantom, after a poor start, ran on very strong to finish 2nd in his A3 grade.
Nottingham on Monday evening saw Dillymore have 2 runners in the Betfred British Bred Stakes Final. Despite both Sundance Storm and Sundance Spartan going off 10/1 outsiders, they both ran with credit to finish a close 2nd and 3rd respectively for their proud owner Baker Racing.
A rare day out Wednesday with graded runners at Yarmouth saw Mullpark Clare lead from the half way point to win well in a good 28.67 (+30) in A5 grade. Yanchep Park found trouble at the first bend to get 5th place. It was a similar race for Donnys Angel, despite going off 9/4F, she was crowded at the first bend and could only manage 5th. Mullparkchipmunk missed the break and ran on for 4th place.
The week ended at Romford with 3 runners after Burgess Borna was withdrawn from the marathon lame (bruised toe). Swift Suarez, ideally wanting a nearer rails draw could not make all from the trap 5 box and found himself forced to check at the first bend coming home 5th. Glanmire Jet, back over the hurdles, ran a very good 3rd place, beating the current Grand National and Springbok winners. Tyrur Andy flew from the boxes recording his best ever Romford sectional (13.44) however off the 3rd bend he appeared to go lame and faded to the back of the field. The diagnoses seems Andy is OK and will be off the track for 4 weeks to recover.
Dillymore had 4 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night. Mullpark Clare, rising up through the graded ranks could only manage 4th in her A5 race after being baulked at the first bend. Zoozee Blue cramped up again in her race and finished a long way behind but came off the track fine. Mullpark Phantom, back over the stayers trip, ran on to win on the line obliging at 6/4 favourite. Mullpark Hunter was baulked at the first bend and crowded at the third bend comig home 4th.
Back to Yarmouth on Monday night. Mullpark Comet, in top grade action, moved off slightly wide off the first bend allowing the field to pass her eventually coming home 5th. Yanchep Park was baulked out of the traps but a good run in A2 company to come 4th. Mullparkchipmunk pinged the lids to win her A5 race all the way justifying joint favouritism. The last race of the night, top-grade action, we had 2 runners Mullpark Tornado and Longrange Fox were both involved in first bend trouble and finished 4th and 6th respectively.
The same night at Nottingham the kennel had 2 entries in the Betfred British Bred Stakes. Sundance Spartan led between the second and fourth bends to finish 3rd a short head twice behind the winner is what was a blanket finish race. Sundance Storm led all the way to the third bend but was beaten by the impressive Romeo Force. The kennel is looking forward to the final on Monday 24th March with 2 finalists. Glanmire Jet also ran in a 480m standard race but after a very slow start he could only manage to finish 5th.
Romford Friday saw 2 runners for the kennel. Tyrur Andy flashed from the boxes to make all in a very good 35.52 over the 575m trip. Burgess Borna saw her unbeaten run come to an end despite being baulked at the first and penultimate bends she just failed to get up on the line but ran on strongly to the pick up after the 750m winning line.
Night of near misses on Saturday at Yarmouth with four 2nd places. Mullpark Clare finished close 3rd in her A5 race despite being crowded at the third and forth bends. Mullpark Hunter was beaten a neck into 2nd in his A3 grade. Zoozee Blue back on the track was slowly away and cramped up and never got into her race. Yanchep Park now up to the dizzy heights of A2 flew from the boxes but was collared on the line by the favourite. Longrange Fox finished 2nd in his sprint D2 race over 277m, while Donnys Angel was beaten a head into 2nd place in A2 company.
Monday Yarmouth we had 5 runners. Mullpark Vulcan was badly baulked at the first bend and could only manage 5th place. Longley Park never got into his A5 race and finished last. Longrange Fox, back over 4-bends, ran a creditable close 3rd place. Mullpark Phantom was crowded at the first bend and came home 5th. Mullparkchipmunk ran his usual steady race to finish 3rd.
Dillymore had 3 runners at Swindon on Wednesday in the Pin Point Recruitment Trial Stakes. Sundance Storm was badly bumped and forced wide at the first bend in his race. Glanmire Jet made all from the boxes to lead all the way recording the fastest calculated time of the year 28.58. Tyrur Andy stumbled very badly out of the boxes and trailed the field by 8 lengths but made up ground to finish 5th in what was a very good run to the eye, despite the start.
The week ended at Romford on Friday with Mountjoy Rebel in the heats of the Golden Sprint. Unlucky to be drawn out wide in trap 6, Rebel was bumped at the first bend and crowded at the 3rd bend to finish 5th. Donnys Angel never got into the her 575m maiden race finishing last after cramping. She should be back to winning ways in her next A2 race at Yarmouth.
Sad news to finish off the week, Dillymore unfortunately announces that poor Mullpark Jeannie, who was recently diagnosed with a severe heart condition after her last race win at Yarmouth, lost her fight to live. RIP "Our Little Darling" and condolences to connections and the Dillymore staff.
Another good week for the kennel. Saturday evening at Yarmouth saw six runners with 3 winners. Mullpark Comet opening the batting with an all the way success in her A1 race. This was followed up by Mullpark Clare winning from trap to line in her first race over 659m in S2 grade. Longley Park was up in A5 and crowded at the first bend finishing 4th. Longrange Fox in a pretty hot A1 race was crowded at the 2nd bend and finished last. Yanchep Park kept up his impressive strike rate winning 6 lengths in A3 grade, beating kennel mate Mullpark Vulcan into 4th place.
2 runners at Sittingbourne Sunday. Swift Dennis was badly baulked in his maiden 500m race and finished 6th, while Sundance Storm continued his good vein of form with a nice 3rd place after dominating the early pace throughout this race.
Back to Yarmouth Monday where Mullpark Hunter finished 2nd a neck just failing to get up on the line in his A3 race. Mullparkchipmunk was crowded at the first bend and could only manage 5th. Mullpark Tornado took off after being baulked at the first bend to go away and win this A2 grade. Mullpark Jeannie continued her good form following her break from the track by winning her A3 race from the boxes.
Wimbledon in front of the SKY camera on Tuesday. Dillymore had 2 runners Swift Keith and Burgess Borna. Swift Keith, in what was a very tough race, flew from the boxes and won in a very rapid 28.22. He is now 16/1 favourite with some bookmakers for the 2014 William Hill Derby in May. Burgess Borna made it 4 from 4 over the stiff marathon trip in her career winning off the first bend by 2 lengths.
The end of the week saw 3 runners at Romford Friday night. Albeit no winners the kennel were pleased with the performances. Glanmire Jet in a 400m hurdle race ran very well to come 2nd to last years Grand National winner Mad Mash Snowy. Mountjoy Rebel found a bit of crowding at the first bend but battled well to run on for 2nd place. Tyrur Andy left his trapping boots behind and found trouble at the first two bends to finish 4th.
A very good week for Dillymore with plenty of winners and good performances. The week started off as it ended with winners. Yarmouth Saturday saw 5 runners. First race up saw Mullpark Jeannie back to winning ways for her devoted owner, despite being up-graded to A4 on her comeback she won after being crowded at the first 2 bends. Mullpark Hunter was narrowly beaten a short-head on the line in his A3 race. Longley Park opened her account at the 8th time of asking in A6 leading all the way. Looks like she will now start to make in-roads up the grading ladder. Mullpark Vulcan ran a solid 3rd in his A3 race while Mullpark Phantom finished 4th in the other A3 race on the card.
On the same night saw Glanmire Jet running at Wimbledon in the heats of the Springbok hurdles competition. He ran a very good race to qualify 3rd and is now into the semi-finals.
Sittingbourne was next stop on Sunday. Swift Dennis still on the comeback trail was in a tough 500m race finished 5th but the race would have done him good. 2 runners for Dillymore in the Sittingbourne Maiden Stakes Final over 480m saw Sundance Storm lead all the way and take the honours at 7/1. Kennel mate Mullpark Clare finished 5th in what was a very tough race. Sundance Spartan finished 4th in his 480m open race but led up to the 2nd bend showing good early pace.
Back to Yarmouth on Monday, Mullparkchipmunk finished 3rd in the A5 Owners Bonus Final after leading up to the first bend. Donnys Angel was narrowly beaten by one length in her A2 grade going off the 2/1F. Mullpark Comet pinged the lids and won all the way in her top grade affair. Yanchep Park ran a very creditable race now in A3 grade finishing a good 3rd.
Friday at Romford saw Mountjoy Rebel run on for 2nd after being bumped badly at the first bend. Could be a dark horse for the Golden Sprint starting at Romford in a few weeks time. Tyrur Andy won his 575m race leading from the boxes recording a 35.42 winning by more then 8 lengths.
The week finished at Wimbledon the same night with Glanmire Jet in a very tough semi-final of the Springbok hurdles. He ran well but could only manage 5th but we hope for success when reverting back to the flat very soon. Before racing Burgess Borna trialled over 480m losing a head to the very fast Aayamzamodel clocking a fabulous 28.64. She goes for the marathon race at Wimbledon Tuesday night with Swift Keith running in a hot 480m race.
Matinee meeting Saturday at Crayford saw Tyrur Andy line up the 4/5F in his heat of the Peter Bussey Memorial Trophy over 540m. Unfortunately Andy was knocked over at the first bend but got up and came of sound. Burgess Borna was also sent off 6/4F in her 874m marathon race winning well, making it 3 from 3 in marathon races now.
We went to Yarmouth Saturday evening with 4 runners, but could not find any winners. Donnys Angel finished 4th in her sprint D2 after being baulked at the first bend. Mullpark Comet was crowded at the 3rd bend finishing 4th. Mullpark Phantom, back up to 6-bends, finished a close 2nd. Mullpark Vulcan was involved in first bend bulking and could only finish 4th.
A Team of 4 runners decended on Sittingbourne Sunday evening. Mullpark Clare making her open race debut ran on very well to qualify for next Sunday's final in 3rd place. In the corresponding heat Sundance Storm led from the boxes to the home straight to also qualify in 2nd place. In the same heat Swift Dennis could only manage 5th place. Sundance Spartan came 4th in his 500m open race.
Yarmouth Monday saw all the runners performing well without success. Yanchep Park, still only a June 2012 pup, showed great early pace (5.41 sectional) only to be pick up into 3rd place. Mullparkchipmunk qualified in 3rd place to reach the final of the Owners Bonus Series A5. Mullpark Hunter was crowded at the first bend to finish 4th, while Mullpark Tornado looked eye catching in defeat in his A2 finishing 2nd.
Swift Keith made his return to the track at Coventry Friday, going off 1/2F in the 4-runner race, Keith quickly took control and won very well in a rapid 28.97 for the 485m course. Given the sad news that Coventry is to close on Saturday it looks like Keith will be the last open race winner at the track.
Cracking opening to the week for Team Dillymore. Saturday night at Yarmouth saw 4 runners, producing 2 winners including a Dillymore 1-2 in the same race. Mullpark Hunter started the evening off wiuth a very good 2nd place in A3 grade. The A2 contest saw Donnys Angel produce a very strong finish to win beating kennel mate Mullpark Tornado into 2nd place. Mullpark Comet ran a great race to win the corresponding A2 race on the card.
Over at Crayford the same night Glanmire Jet having his 2nd hurdle race against some experienced types jumped very well but was crowded at the first, third and fifth hurdle. Jet will now go straight to Wimbledon for the first round of the Springbok competition starting Saturday 22nd February. Tyrur Andy won trap to line to oblige at odds of 10/1 in a very fast calculated 33.68 for the 540m trip in a trial stake for the Peter Bussey Memorial Trophy.
Monday at Yarmouth saw Yanchep Park up in A3 grade going off 5/2F but could only manage 4th race. Mullpark Phantom ran on very strong to win his A4 race, while Mullparkchipmunk could only manage 5th place but never showed his usual early pace.
Coventry was the next stop on Friday with Mountjoy Rebel running in an open sprint over 263m. He trapped very well but the trap 1 dog Cape Impact just nicked up the inside off the 2nd bend to deny victory. Before racing saw Swift Keith have another trial clocking an impressive 29.25 on normal going for the 485m trip.
Busy week for the kennel with plenty of runners on the graded and open front. Saturday night the kennel had 2 runners at Yarmouth. Mullpark Clare opened her account at the third time of asking winning in A6 grade leading off the third bend. Mullpark Comet ran a good 2nd in her A2 race by 2L. At Wimbledon, Glanmire Jet had his first race over hurdles in a Springbok Trial Stakes. Being sent off the 5/4F he found early trouble but managed to jump the last flight very well to get up on the line to force a dead-heat with local runner Forest Com.
Monday was a return to Yarmouth. Yanchep Park started the evening well trapping and leading all the way up in A4 grade. This April 2012 pup boasts a 50% strike rate to-date and looks likely to climb the grading ladder. Litter sister Longley Park finished 4th in what was a closely fought finish 1 length behind the winner. Donnys Angel, still looking to recapture her form before being on the sidelines, went off 5/2F in her A2 race but could only finish 5th. Mullparkchipmunk led all the way to the line before being beaten in the last stride a short-head. She will soon be winning in her A4 grade.
Sheffield Festival of racing was next stop on Tuesday. Dillymore being represented with 5 runners on the card. Sundance Spartan having his debut race for Dillymore flashed form the boxes but was beaten into 3rd place by the impressive Golden Wonder. Swift Suraez, in a hot puppy race, ran a very creditable 3rd to finish only a neck behind the highly rated pup Droopys Jarrow. Monmore Puppy Cup the main target for Suarez now. Sundance Storm was unlucky not to make the first bend in front in his 500m maiden race finishing 5th. Burgess Borna continued her impressive introduction to the marathon scene winning the 934m race in a calculated fastest ever time over course and distance 57.67. Swift Dennis having his first outing since October finished 6th but needed the run to get back to full fitness.
Friday at Coventry saw Mountjoy Rebel being the sole runner. Leading all the way from the traps he found the 485m slightly stretching his stamina coming home 3rd. Before racing Swift Keith continued his comeback from injury with a fantastic 29.16 trial (compared to Exocet 29.45).
Good week for the kennel with some noticeable stand out performances. Saturday night at Yarmouth saw Mullpark Clare have her second race and she ran very well to get 2nd place while vastly improving on her time from the previous week. Yanchep Park finished 5th in the Owner's Bonus Series A5 after being crowded at the first bend. Mullpark Phantom was beaten a narrow head in S2 grade over 659m going off the 9/4F. Mullpark Hunter finished 5th after getting no run being crowded at the first, second and third bends. Donnys Angel was completely crowded out too in her sprint D2 race when going off 1/1F.
Monday was back to Yarmouth. Mullpark Vulcan led to the third bend but was ultimately beaten into a close 3rd place. Longley Park went off 9/4F but came home in 5th place. Mullparkchipmunk had a clear run but could only come 4th. While Mullpark Comet could only finish in the same position in her A2 race.
Wednesday was destination Hall Green on Sky TV. Swift Suarez ran in a puppy race and finished a good 2nd after checking off at the second bend. Burgess Borna making her first appearance over 8-bends after being bumped at the start powered home to win this Division 1 892m open race. Mountjoy Rebel was unlucky after getting no room around the first 2 bends ran on well to claim 2nd place.
The week finished with new recruit Sundance Storm finishing 6th at Coventry in a very hot race. Before racing Swift Keith continued his come back preparation with a very good 15.85 sprint trial in what looked slow conditions.
Great start to the week on Saturday night at Yarmouth with Yanchep Park winning his heat of the Owner's Bonus Series A5. After being crowded at the first bend he took the lead at the 3rd bend and won well. Mullpark Vulcan was badly bumped at the first bend and finished 6th. Tyrur Andy (1/1F) flew from the boxes but was narrowly picked up on the winning line to come 2nd a neck in A1 grade. Andy still boasts a better than 70% strike rate of wins in A1 company at the track. Donnys Angel was unlucky in defeat coming 3rd in a good A2 grade, beaten 5\4F.
4 runners Monday at Yarmouth. Mullpark Phantom ran on very strongly to finish 3rd in the A3 contest, Mullparkchipmunk also ran on but the line came too soon finishing a very close 3rd in A4 grade. Longley Park was too a close beaten 2nd in this A6 race. Mullpark Comet finished a creditable 4th in the top-grade affair on the night.
Wednesday morning saw the heats of the Prestige at Hall Green over 645m. The sole entry for Dillymore was Burgess Borna. She ran a game race, unfortunately only finishing 4th, but running on very well to the pick up. John believes now is the time to step her up in distance to the marathon division. Also at Hall Green, were Swift Suarez and Mountjoy Rebel who both trialled after racing clocking 29.05 and 29.13 respectively over the 480m course. All 3 will run on the Prestige finals night next Wednesday live on Sky.
At Wimbledon the same morning saw Glanmire Jet have his 3rd spin over the hurdles clocking 29.93 ready for the Springbok. On the flat, Swift Keith continued his comeback with a very impressive 16.04 sprint solo. Other Dillymore trialists were Swift Dennis 16.64, Sundance Storm 16.41 and Sundance Spartan 16.49.
Romford was the next stop on Friday. Tyrur Andy made all in his 575m maiden contest trapping and winning all the way. Mullpark Millkai, in a 750m maiden race, unfortunately she turned her head when coming to win the race, finished 2nd but was disqualified by the stewards.
The week started with 3 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night and they all ran with merit. Longley Park, now finding his traping boots, was crowded at the first bend but ran a good 3rd. Mullpark Clare, having her debut race for her owner, was crowded at the start and the third bend finishng 5th. Donnys Angel, still on the comeback trail came 2nd a head in the sprint D1 race. Shouldn't be long before she finds her winning streak again.
Monday night most of the runners were having their first runs of the year back so were somewhat ring-rusty. Mullparkchipmunk finished 4th in her A4, Mullpark Vulcan was crowded at the first bend and finished 6th in his A2. Mullpark Phantom was challenging the leaders when crowded out at the third bend to come 5th. Yanchep Park led all the way to the run in but faded into 5th place, while Mullpark Comet finished 6th in her A1 contest. All will improve for the run back on the track.
Tuesday saw Dillymore send a team of 4 runners down to Romford for the Coronation Cup supporting card. The meeting started of great guns with exciting new pup Swift Suarez taking the honours in the puppy race in a time of 24.13, leading all the way. There was drama in the extended marathon race where Mullpark Millkai was leading over the 925m course for the race to be stopped in the interest of safety. Burgess Borna in the 750m race a very strong race, despite being bumped and crowded numerous times she ran on bravely to get third place and was in front at the pick up. Mountjoy Rebel broke very well and led all the way over 400m.
Wednesday was trial session at Wimbledon. Glanmire Jet did the 2nd fastest trial session over hurdles clocking 30.15 in preparation for the Springbok competition. Swift Keith on the comeback trail did 16.25, while Swift Dennis did 16.58 and new recruits Sundance Storm and Sundance Spartan clocked 16.39 and 16.49 respectively over the sprint distance.
Week ahead, Dillymore have entered Burgess Borna in the Prestige at Hall Green and will have a couple of trialists there in preparation for the Sky Finals night week-Wednesday.
Tuesday saw Dillymore send trialists to Romford in preparation for the Coronation Cup final meeting next Tuesday. Tyrur Andy did a pleasing 35.70 while new puppy Swift Suarez did a 24.54 after missing the break completely.
Only 2 runners this week at Romford on Friday. Mullpark Millkai in a 750m maiden race was sent off 2/1 favourite but found trouble at the first end and upon challenging at the last bend to take the lead she was blocked off and finished 3rd, but ran on strong. Mountjoy Rebel trapped very well in the 400m contest but had his back legs taken away and was knocked over. John reports he is fine this morning.
The kennel expect Glanmire Jet to have his 2nd hurdle trial at Wimbledon on Wednesday in preparation for the Springbok hurdle competition.
Happy New Year to everybody! The past week has been quite for Dillymore.
5 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night. Fantastic win for Yanchep Park in A6 grade for his connections, leading all the way. Mullpark Vulcan came 5th in a tough A2 contest. Mullpark Hunter ran on well to finish 3rd after being crowded at the first 2 bends. Mullpark Comet found her A1 race too tough and came home 6th. Donnys Angel ran well after being crowded out at the 3rd bend for her passionate owner.
Burgess Borna made her debut over 8-bends at Romford on Friday night over 750m. After finding inital crowding at the first bend she powered home to win by 3L in a very respectable time.
Dillymore expecting a very good 2014, with some excitable new additions to the kennel currently trialling in.
Targets for 2014
1. To win at least one Category 1 event
2. To finish Top 6 of the Trainers Championship
First off Merry Christmas to everybody! Busy week for the kennel dispite the festivities of this time of the year. Saturday at Crayford saw Mullpark Millkai contest the heats of the JB Riney MBE Boxing Day Marathon Trophy. Mullkai led all the way the the last bend to be beaten 1 3/4L to the fast finishing Fatice Cream to qualify for the final on Boxing Day.
Coventry Sunday evening saw Tyrur Andy finish 2nd in the Div 3 Standard and Burgess Borna win her first open race at the third time of asking at odds of 6/4F and finishing and staying on very well ovet the 672m trip. Ballyreagan James was in a very rough puppy race and beaten (6th) by the very impressive Droopys Norris.
Boxing Day saw the action re-commence for Dillymore. 5 runners at Yarmouth on the card. Longley Park found his trapping boots and after leading could only finish 5th in A6 grade. Mullpark Jeannie just failed to get up on the line loosing a head in her A5. Mullparkchipmunk finished a good 2nd in A4 company. A big priced Mullpark Phantom (12/1) finished 2nd in A3 running on well to the finish line, while Mullpark Tornado finished 3rd in A2.
The final of the JB Riney MBE Boxing Day Marathon Trophy at Crayford saw Mullpark Millkai lead the field to the 7th bend until the fastly improving Em Millie powered home to take the honours for Dillymore friend Tony Gifkins. Mullkai took 4th place for her excited owners.
This week saw the action for Dillymore start at Crayford on Saturday night. Mullpark Millkai was the sole runner for the kennel in a 874m Marathon race. She was always in contention in this race, eventually making it to the front off the 6th bend only to be beaten by the fast finishing Fatice Cream. She will improve the more runs she has over 8-bends in time. Millkai returns for the Boxing Day Marathon heats which start on Saturday 21st December. At Yarmouth the same night Yanchep Park found the step up to A5 company tough first time out coming 5th, but he is young and will definately improve for his owners. Longrange Fox unfortunately cramped up in his A1 race and did Mullpark Jeannie in the A5 contest. Mullpark Comet, after her run at Hove last week, bounced back to win the A1 contest coming through the field to take the honours.
Coventry on Monday saw the semi-finals of the Golden Muzzle. Both Tyrur Andy and Mountjoy Rebel were drawn together. Neither get a decent run in what was a tough semi-final eventually coming 4th and 5th. On the supporting card Ballyregan James ran very well in defeat 4th behind the hugely impressive Coolavanny Fish. Burgess Borna, after missing the break, led off the 2nd bend but was just pipped on the line losing 1/2L.
4 runners at Yarmouth on Wednesday. Mullpark Hunter never got a run in this race being crowded at the first and third bends finishing 4th. Mullpark Jeannie led to the home straight before coming 3rd. Mullpark Phantom in A3 grade ran on to finish 3rd. Mullparkchipmunk , up in A4 grade for the first time, finished 4th.
No successes at Yarmouth Friday night. Longley Park turned in the traps but amazingly after losing more than 1.5 seconds on the sectional timing only lost by less than 1 second, so there is plenty of scope to come from this bitch once she gets her trapping boots on. Mullpark Phantom finished 4th in S2 grade over 659m. Mullpark Hunter was crowded out at the first and third bends coming home 5th. Yanchep Park was bumped at the first bend and came 5th. Mullpark Comet also crowded at the first bend finished 5th.
Merry Christmas to everybody and thanks to all the staff and helpers at Dillymore and all the owners who make it possible.
Heres to a successful 2014!
A busy week for Dillymore with a number of runners at various tracks.
7 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night with a mixed bag of fortune. Hillsboro Park in his 2nd race in A6 grade was knocked over at the first bend and it looks at this stage he will be off the track for a considerable period of time. Mullpark Jeannie, still on the comeback after being in season, lead up but cramped on the run in finishing 4th. Yanchep Park made a fantastic start to his career winning first time up in A6 grade, making up for connections disappointment in the earlier race. Burgess Borna also made a great start to her UK racing career winning first time up in A3 grade, out-staying kennel mate Bush Whitney who came home third. Mullpark Comet made a last minute dash for the line coming from the back of the field to narrowly come 3rd. Tyrur Andy ran his usual race and won the A1 in the last race of the night taking his win rate to 6 from 8 in A1 company.
Back to Yarmouth Monday with 3 runners. Mullparkchipmunk was involved in a rare dead heat in A5 company coming from behind to get up level on the line. Mullpark Phantom never got a run in her A2 coming in 6th. Mullpark Millkai ran on very strong to finish 2nd 3/4L behind the winner in A3.
Golden Muzzle at Coventry on Tuesday was the next port of call. Tyrur Andy finished 2nd in his heat and Mountjoy Rebel who had flown from the boxes in the fastest sectional of the round came home 3rd. Both qualified for the semi-finals next Monday, though unfortunatley for connections both are in the same semi.
3 runners again at Yarmouth Wednesday. No successes this time. Mullpark Vulcan finished 5th after first bend bumping. Mullpark Tornado was crowded out at the 3rd bend and came home 5th. Mullpark Hunter also came 5th after being baulked at the first bend.
Hove Thursday saw Burgess Borna have her first UK open race over 6-bends, unfortunately she could only finish 3rd, though she will come on for this race being 15 weeks out of season. Mulpark Comet found the pace too hot in the 515m maiden race coming home 5th.
Rounding the week off was 2 more runners at Yarmouth. Debut race for Longley Park, she missed her break slipping out the boxes doing a 6.02 sectional but manged to get back into the race for 4th place. Mullpark Phantom couldnt get going in his A3 race coming come 5th.
5 runners at Yarmouth Saturday night with a mixed bag of results. Mullpark Comet was up in A1 grade for the first time and finished 4th. Donnys Angel, back from injury and down in grade in A2, found trouble and could never get going finishing 5th. Tyrur Andy won a good A1 race at 9/4, making that 5 wins from 7 A1 races. Hillsboro Park made his debut for Dillymore in A6 grade, but this June 2012 pup was crowded at the first, third and fourth bends and finished 4th. He is sure to improve with age and start climbing the graded ladder. Mullpark Millkai finished 4th in A3 company.
Mountjoy Rebel continued his comeback to the track on Monday running in a Golden Muzzle Trial Stake at Coventry. Going off 9/4F he slightly missed his break and was crowded at the first bend, running well though to finish 3rd. He will now be entered along with Tyrur Andy for the Golden Muzzle first round heats next Tuesday (10th) at Coventry. Over at Yarmouth on the same night Mullpark Hunter finished 4th in A2 after being bumped at the first bend. Mullpark Phantom ran on well at the end to finish a close 5th in the A2 race. Mullparkchipmunk came 3rd in A5 grade.
Romford was the next destination for Team Dillymore on Wednesday. Tyrur Andy, making his 6-bend debut in a 575m maiden, unfortunately missed the break from trap 1, paced up well but had no where to go at the first bend checking back but finished strongly. Mullpark Millkai, making her debut too over the extended marathon trip of 925m, flew from the boxes, but was pipped on the line to lose by the shortest of short-heads. Back at Yarmouth, Mullpark Hunter down in A3 grade, ran on well to finish 3rd, a head behind the winner in the closest of finishes. Mullpark Vulcan, still to win in A1 company, finished 6th after being crowded at the start and baulked at the first bend.
2 runners at Hove on Thursday. Bush Whitney found the early pace to hot in this 515m bitches race coming home 6th, while Tyrur Willyjoe never got into the race over 475m. Dillymore and connections have decided to retire Tyrur Willyjoe after this run. He is 4 years 4 months, and has given connections a lot of fun over the last 15 months.
Not a good week for the kennel on and off the track. Toosey Beannie was found to have broken her hock after the Romford race last Friday, Saturday we had her x-rayed and cast on her hock and she will be retired and re-homed once she has fully heeled.
Back on the track, the kennel had 3 runners at Yarmouth on Saturday night. Mullparkchipmunk led to near the line being caught and beaten by 3/4L. Mullpark Phantom running his 8th race over the 659m trip, finished 2nd for the 7th time (his other race was a victory). Mullpark Jeannie was unfortunately brought down at the 4th bend, connections initially thought the worst but she appears to be OK after the race.
Monday night Tyrur Andy and Mountjoy Rebel were both running at Coventry. Tyrur Andy ran a very good race finishing 2nd and showed very good pace down the far side. Mountjoy Rebel flew from the boxes and made all in winning.
The same night the kennel supplied 7 runners for the final leg of the BAGS Track Championships vs Peterborough. The evening did not start off well for the kennel with Mullpark Marlis being brought down at the first bend and suffering a broken leg. She will join Beannie in the treatment room and will be re-homed once fully recovered. Mullpark Tornado finished a good 3rd in the bitches contest, Mullpark Millkai 2nd in the stayers event, Longrange Fox 5th in the sprint, Mullpark Hunter 4th in the dogs race and Mullpark Vulcan 5th in the standard event. Mullpark Comet won the final race of the night a hotly contested A2 coming from off the pace.
Coventry was first point of call this week on Monday. Tyrur Andy running an a 450m open race missed the break but ran on well to gain 4th place in what was his first run in 5 weeks. Mountjoy Rebel ran in the Div 1 450m open race and was unlucky coming 2nd a head (going off 4/5F) to the dog on its inside leading all the way. The kennel were very pleased with Rebel's run, being only his 2nd race back from the sidelines. Toosey Beannie made the step back up to 6-bends, however, a poor start cost her the race, though she ran on well and finished 3rd only 1 1/2L behind the winner.
No graded action for the kennel this week as most were involved in the BAGS Track Championship vs Peterborough. The final leg is next week.
Friday was racing at Romford. Glanmire Jet in the Essex Vase trapped well taking up an early 2nd place position, unfortunately the 575m distance slightly caught him out stamina wise and finished 5th. Toosey Beannie ran in a maiden 750m race. She trapped well and tracked the winner all the way but just couldnt get up on the line loosing by 1/2L.
Monday, Team Dillymore had 3 runners at Yarmouth. Mullpark Millkai went off 7/4F in A3 grade but ran on for a creditable 3rd place. Mullparkchipmunk led everywhere but on the line to be beaten a short-head in A6 company. Mullpark Jeannie, having her first race back since season break, also got her nose in front but finished in 3rd place in her A5 race.
Mountjoy Rebel had his first race back for 3 months on Tuesday's Sky card at Wimbledon. He ran a very game 3rd, leading out of the boxes but just couldn't turn in front of Farloe Warhawk at the first bend. Rebel will come on for this run and is being entered for a 450m race at Coventry on Monday (18th).
Friday was the away leg of the BAGS Track Championships at Peterborough. This was always going to be a rough fixture for all of the Yarmouth raiders. Dillymore represented 7 runners for Yarmouth on the day. Mullpark Marlis came 6th in the Bitches contest, Mullpark Vulcan 3rd in the Standard race, Mullpark Millkai 5th in the Stayers race, Mullpark Comet 6th in the 2nd Bitches race, Mullpark Tornado 3rd in the Standard race and Longrange Fox (4th) and Mullpark Hunter (6th) both contested each other in the last Standard race.
No winners this week, some dogs coming back from spells on the side line including Tyrur Andy after a very pleasing 28.32 (-10) trial at Yarmouth on Thursday. Also some puppies trialled and hope to be on the race card in the very near future.
Next stop for Dillymore is Coventry on Monday with 3 runners, Mountjoy Rebel, Tyrur Andy and Toosey Beannie.
This week was very busy for everybody at Dillymore including trying to get the power restored after the storm experienced by the whole of the UK knocked out the power and caused some damage which needed to be repaired. Nevertheless, the dogs where all safe and there were some noticeable performances on the track, despite some disappointments.
At Yarmouth Saturday night Dillymore had 5 runners. Mullpark Vulcan, having his 2nd run in A1 company, found trouble at the first bend and was beaten by the much favoured winner Ardera Bowe (1/2F). Longrange Fox (9/4) had the perfect pitch in trap 6 for his D2 race and made all from his outside draw in a smart 16.73 by 2 3/4L, fantastic win for his loyal owners. Mullparkchipmunk was beaten up at the first and third bends and never got a run, eventually coming in 3rd. in A5 company. Also on the card Mullpark Comet came 5th in A2 grade and Mullpark Hunter came dead-heat 2nd in a close finish A2 race.
Over at Wimbledon, Swift Keith started his quest for RFS Puppy Derby glory with a fine win in the first round. Despite missing the break he showed great pace to get to the first bend in front and powered away to win and qualify for the semi-finals.
Monday, Yarmouth played host to Peterborough in BAGS Track Championships. Dillymore where proud to supply Yarmouth 3 runners in this prestigious competition. Mullpark Marlis finished 4th in the Bitches contest behind the 3 Peterborough raiders. Mullpark Tornado was a dead-heat winner in the Standard race, while Mullpark Millkai finished 2nd in the Stayers race. Plenty of decent points were accumulated by the Dillymore runners going towards the Yarmouth accumulated total.
All the greyhounds were checked over by George Drake on Wednesday and the unfortunate news that Swift Keith was to be withdrawn from the RFS Puppy Derby was a blow to both the kennel and the owner. The welfare of the greyhounds are paramount by the Dillymore kennel staff and no risk was going to be taken with the muscle tear given the pup is so young and there is next year to look forward to.
Trials were the order of the afternoon on Thursday at Peterborough for 7 members of the Dillymore team. All ran well though the times were not to be read much into given the track was running 30-slow for the 420m course. The Yarmouth management will be picking their team shortly.
The Betfred Eclipse at Nottingham was the next point of call for team-Dillymore on Friday 2 runners entered and accepted. Both drawn in very tough heats but neither Toosey Beannie or Glanmire Jet got much of a run in their respective races an unfortunately failed to qualify. But the main thing both came off their races sound and fit.
Saturday was a busy night for the Dillymore team at Yarmouth. 6 runners in the van and high hopes for a number of runners. Mullpark Comet up from her win last week in A4 to the dizzy heights of A2 finished a creditable 4th in her first run at this level after being baulked at the first bend. Blonde Tango and Ballyregan James where both in the same A1 race, but the race was very troublesome with Blonde Tango being crowded at the first bend and finishing 4th and James being knocked over at the first bend, albeit coming off sound and well. Longrange Fox contested the D2 sprint affair going off 5\4F but was beaten to the first bend by the eventual winner but ran a very good race. Mullpark Tornado in the other A1 race finished a very close 2nd (3/4L) running on to the line. Mullpark Millkai, running her 3rd race in 6 days, won the S1 grade, powering down the home straight to claim victory by 2 1/4L at 3/1.
All eyes for Dillymore Monday was on the British Breeders Stakes Final at Nottingham. Toosey Beannie ran her usual gallant race, but unfortunately finished 6th, although only 4 1/2L behind the winner. 2014 will be her year once stepped up over 6-bends again. Also on Monday back at Yarmouth, Mullpark Hunter finished 4th in A2 grade, while Mullpark Phantom won his A3 grade by 2L finishing very well at a nice price of 11/2.
Wednesday was trial sessions at Wimbledon where Swift Keith had his final trial around the 480m course in preparation for the RFS Puppy Derby. Keith stopped the clock in a very pleasing 28.63 which was by far the fastest time of the day. Keith is now 6/1 joint ante-post favourite for this competition starting on Saturday (tomorrow). Mountjoy Rebel also trialled in 29.09 in preparation for his comeback.
Hove was the focal point of racing on Thursday, Glanmire Jet running in the semi-finals of the Hove Olympic. After missing the break, Jet ran with credit and was unlucky to be forced to check around the final bend when making up ground.
The week began with 5 graded runners at runners at Yarmouth all of whom were in very tricky races. Ballyregan James won at the fourth time of asking, finally getting out of the boxes cleanly and making the first bend in front, going away and winning this A2 in a good 27.95 at 7/2 for owner Patsy Canavan. Longrange Fox was in a very good D1 sprint race, but 1st bend crowding put paid to any chances he had, coming home 4th. Mullpark Phantom (aka the bookies favourite over the 659m trip!) kept up his 'un'fantastic record of another 2nd over the stayers trip in S2 grade. That is now 7 runs over course and distance, 6 2nds and 1 win. Also on the card was Mullpark Romeo who was baulked at the first bend coming home 6th in this A5 and Swift Dennis who ran very wide the whole race in A1 company also finishing 6th. High hopes are expected of Swift Dennis, but this is only his 2nd race after winning A2 the previous week.
Monday saw home bred and trained Toosey Beannie running in the semi finals of the British Breeders Stakes at Nottingham. Going off 2/1F, Beannie led all the way off the first bend only be beaten a short-head on the line. Connections however were overjoyed by her qualifying for her second major final in the final of October. Back at Yarmouth there were 2 runners for the kennel; Mullpark Millkai ran on a gallant 3rd in A3 company, though her strengths are to be found over a longer distance. Mullpark Hunter was up against it in a very strong A2 race, though despite missing the break he ran on well for 3rd place.
Next stop on Wednesday was trial session at Wimbledon. The best pups at Dillymore were trialled in preparaton for the RFS Puppy Derby commencing on Saturday 2nd November. Dillymore's leading chance for outright honours will be Swift Keith who will be near the top of the ante post betting market. He went round in a calculated 28.69, beating kennelmate Ballyregan James by 4 1/4L. The other trial saw Mountjoy Rebel returning to the track after a spell on the sidelines clocking a 29.30 beating Swift Dennis by 10L.
Thursday was back to racing at Hove. Glanmire Jet, the sole entry for Dillymore in the Hove Olympic, duly obliged for owners Howard Berlin & Lee Calcutt. Albeit first bend crowding helped his cause he took advantage of his inside pitch to win by 3 3/4L. Semi-finals of the Hove Olympic are next Thursday and Jet is looking to make his second successive major final after the fabulous All England Cup campaign earlier in the month. On the same card Mullpark Millkai finished 5th in the Maiden Stayers 695m race, though she was very unlucky in running being crowded at almost everybend and not getting a run in the race.