HAVANA BLACKBIRD ran another very gutsy race on Friday to come a close third and was just beaten on the line having taken up the running at the third bend. That was her 87th race and coming out of season, it is hoped she will get her 12th win shortly ! PANTHERS BLUEY races on Tuesday and it will be only her 7th race over the 6 bends. She has been a winner and 3 x 2nd from her 6 races to date over this trip and a 67% 1st and 2nd strike rate. In total she has raced 22 times for Panther and has a strike rate of 5 wins and 7 seconds and a % of 55. With the 6 bends all being handicaps, she is learning her trade in this sphere and even more improvement hopefully to come as she is only recently turned two.
With England through to the semi's it is a clash of semi's on Wed night as the big dogs take each other on for a place in the finals of The Grand Prix and The Classic at Sunderland live on RPGTV. Looks as if it will be a case of trying to watch both at once - one on the tv and the other on computer. Jimmy expected to have his say on Wed re the dogs on his own blog page. Don't miss his tips ! Hopefully they will be as good as Alan's on Sat when he stated '' CAN'T SEE DROOPYS KENAI BEING BEATEN 7/4 LOOKS FAIR PRICE '' in a text to owners in Panther connected to the dog who races for Jim Daly. Also recommended by the kennel. WON AT 5/4