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By Toby McKend
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GREYHOUNDS: Happy Harry's sprint delight

VETERAN Gretna trainers, brothers Tom and Harry Martindale, celebrated a sprint victory at Halcrow Stadium on Friday night.

Their three-year-old dog Happy Harry led from the first bend to win by two lengths during a shorter than usual race meeting at the border track.

The 4/5 shot, based at the brothers’ north Cumbria kennels, was followed home by Scots rival Oh Golly, a two-year-old dog from the McMillan kennels at Port Glasgow.

There was a dramatic photo-finish over the middle distance.

Sam’s Girl, a three-year-old bitch and 2/1 shot from the Hume kennels at Hawick, was judged to have been a neck ahead on the line.

Runner-up was Flaming Rosie, a three-year-old bitch, owned and trained by Tony Hopper of Workington.

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Bally Doyle, 4, 5/2; 2, Tiger Wave, 3, 6/4; distance .5 length; winning time 17.63 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Hiawatha, 2, 5/4; 2, Break, 4, 5/4; a head; 17.38.

Third (8.00) – 1, Ray’s Boy, 5, 4/5; 2, Aguero, 2, 6/4; 7; 17.17.

Fourth (8.20) – 1, Happy Harry, 2, 4/5; 2, Oh Golly, 5, 5/4; 2; 17.36.

Fifth (8.40) – 1, Rab’s Girl, 4, evens fav.; 2, Trick or Treat, 5, 5/4; 2; 29.55.

Sixth (9.00) – 1, Sam’s Girl, 4, 2/1; 2, Flaming Rosie, 3, 2/1; a neck; 29.62.

(Scheduled betting trial cancelled).

 

SPORTSDESK: 01461-202417

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