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GREYHOUNDS: Brothers’ Long Tom triumph

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By Toby McKend
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GREYHOUNDS:  Brothers' Long Tom triumph

BROTHERS Tom and Harry Martindale saw their dog Long Tom live up to expectations at Gretna greyhound racing at the weekend.

 

The three-year-old favourite from the locally-based kennel maintained an early lead to win by a three-quarters length.

Runner-up was Oh Golly, owned and trained at the McMillan kennels at Port Glasgow.

Meanwhile, there was a winning double for the Beith kennels at Bonnybridge.

Real Fire, a two-year-old bitch, took the honours over the sprint distance finishing 1.45 lengths ahead of It’s A Whistler, a four-year-old dog from Brian Simpson of Carnforth.

Next, over the middle distance, Beith’s Real Fun enjoyed a runaway 4.75 lengths victory from West Cumbrian challenger Dunwell.

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Flash the Cash, 1, 5/2; 2, Jag, 2, 2/1; distance 1.75 lengths; winning time 17.61 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Wee Stewart, 2, 4/6 fav.; 2, Kelly’s Hero, 3, 6/4; 1.5; 17.38.

Third (8.00) – 1, Spectre, 2, 6/4; 2, Splendid, 5, 5/4; 3.5; 17.38.

Fourth (8.15) – 1, Eryn’s Dream, 1, 5/2; 2, Macca Mini, 3, 5/2; 7; 17.47.

Fifth (8.30) – 1, Long Tom, 1, 4/6 fav.; 2, Oh Golly, 3, 5/2; .75; 17.52.

Sixth (8.45) – 1, Real Fire, 4, 2/1; 2, It’s A Whisper, 5, 2/1; 1.75; 17.28.

Seventh (9.00) – 1, Real Fun, 6, 5/2; 2, Dun Well, 5, 5/2; 4.75; 29.47.

Eighth (9.15) – 1, Cherokee, 4, 5/4; 2, Pip, 1, 3/1; 1; 29.50.

 

 

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