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By Fiona Reid
Sport

ANNAN flyer Shadwell stormed to an impressive victory in the opening heats of the Gretna 280 metres Easter Handicap on Friday night.

The three-year-old dog, owned and trained by Ba Ba Metcalfe, powered through the field to head home comfortably with a 3.75 lengths lead.
4 fancy, his strongest challenge came from Wiggy’s Black, a two-year-old from the Wiggins kennels at Kirkbride.
There was another cross-border tussle in another Easter Handicap heat.
Mo’s Nemo, a two-year-old dog from the Rickerby kennels at Workington, crossed the line as 2/1 winner ahead of 6/4 Scots fancy Old Lands, a three-year-old dog from Andrew Pratt of Annan.

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES
First race (7.30) – 1, Flaming Lizzie, 1, 1/2 fav.; 2, Dun Soaked, 3, 5/2; distance 1.25 lengths; winning time 17.26 seconds.
Second (7.45) – 1, Tina’s Fault, 6, 4/5; 2, Johnny Drako, 3, 5/4; 1; 17.32.
Third (8.00) – 1, Flaming Rosie, 1, 4/6 fav.; 2, Staple, 5, 2/1; 1.25; 17.22.
Fourth (8.15) – 1, Mo’s Nemo, 6, 2/1; 2, Old Lands, 5, 6/4; 1.25; 17.43.
Fifth (8.30) – 1, Wull’s Diva, 1, 5/2; 2=, Crazy Lady, 4, 6/4 and Diamond Ice 3, 5/2 (dead heat); .75 length; 17.38.
Sixth (8.45) – 1, Jazz, 1, 2/1; 2, Port Glasgow, 2, 6/4; 2.75; 17.38.
Seventh (9.00) – 1, Shadwell (6) 6/4; 2, Wiggy’s Black, 2, 5/2; 3.75; 17.60.
Eighth (9.15) – 1, Betty, 5, 5/2; 2, Drac, 6, 2/1; 2; 17.52.
Ninth (9.30) – 1, History, 1, 2/1; 2, Drogba, 4, 5/2; 3.75; 29.37.

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