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By Toby McKend
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GREYHOUNDS: Border flyer's new year cheer

BORDER flyer Pop On Tia stormed to an impressive sprint victory at the first greyhound racing meeting of 2017 at Halcrow Stadium, Gretna on Friday night.

The two-year-old bitch, owned and trained by Tina Robinson and Basher Carmichael of Greenmill, Longtown led from the first bend to win by a comfortable 3.5 lengths from Tony Hopper’s four-year-old Workington dog Aguero.

Later, Glasgow-based Papa, a three-year-old dog, took the honours over the same distance, despite the efforts of a strong challenging Macca Tiger, a two-year-old dog from David Bowes’ Cleator Moor kennels.

Finally, over the middle distance, three-year-old front-runner Mollie, entered by Keith Geddes of Dumfries, won by almost four lengths from Colin Jackson’s three-year-old Glasgow dog Yazoo.

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Flaming Iris, trap 4, price 4/5; 2, Slouch, 5, 7/4; distance 4 lengths; winning time 17.30 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Claire’s Girl, 1, 5/4; 2, Shorts, 5, 5/4; 1.75; 17.46.

Third (8.00) – 1, Reject (5) 6/4; 2, Pop On Scarlet, 1, 7/4; 2.5; 17.75.

Fourth (8.15) – 1, Pop On Tia, 2, 5/4; 2, Aguero, 5, 5/2; 3.5; 1713.

Fifth (8.30) – 1, Another Wons, 5, 2/1; 2, Diamond Rosie, 2, 2/1; 2.5; 17.44.

Sixth (8.45) – 1, Flaming Patsie, 6, 2/1; 2, It’s A Ticket, 1, 2/1; 1.75; 17.57.

Seventh (9.00) – 1, Slump, 5, 6/4; 2, Macca Moose, 1, 5/2; .5; 17.62.

Eighth (9.15) – 1, Papa, 3, 5/4; 2, Macca Tiger, 4, 5/2; .5; 17.26.

Ninth (9.30) – 1, Mollie, 1, 5/2; 2, Yazoo, 5, 2/1; 3.75; 29.05.

 

SPORTSDESK: 01461-202417

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