Racing. Is. Back!
The team returned to Shelbourne Park after a brief, but very much long enough, suspension of action for our kennel stars. We sent a team of 14 to Dublin for trials on a beautiful sunny day.
Somewhat fitting, it was Derby Champion Lenson Bocko who got the session underway with a solid 18.92 trial over the 350yrds. Ballydoyle Valor re-affirmed he is a serious dog this season as he beat Lenson Austin in a very decent 18.86. Indesatchel beat Clona Blaze by half a length in 19.18 whilst the same distance separated Ballyhimikin Jet and Black Parachute where Jet prevailed in another decent time 18.95. Newinn Hero led home Doolin Duke by two lengths in 19.18 whilst Lenson Blinder got the better of Rathcoole Fox by two lengths in 19.11. All very competitive 2 dog trials.
Newinn Session posted a very solid 18.95 and Newinn Taylor recorded 19.18. Clocking 20.36, Wolfe recorded a below par trial, clocking 20.36, but appears to be all ok, he’ll be checked over again in the morning to make sure there are no underlying concerns. Speaking afterwards Graham said: “He ran strongly into the pick-up and was on the hare which is controlled automatically. He looked fine in running, and barring a slight cut on the hare box, is showing no sign of any problem, even after a long journey home. In my mind, this was an error in the ray timing, not an injury problem. He will be checked over again in the morning, but I am not too concerned.”
Graham added “If you had said to me before trials that Lenson Bocko would do 18.92, I might be a bit concerned. But looking at the times overall, I can’t be unhappy with any of the dogs. We have already seen that Valor comes back very fresh after a lay-off. I think he did 18.41 last time.
“Overall, I think the track was a little bit dry but they continued to water it during the session. As far as I am aware, all the dogs came off sound.”