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By Toby McKend
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GREYHOUNDS: Hopper dream team double

THERE was a winning double for veteran Gretna trainer Tony Hopper at the weekend race meeting at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium.

His three-year-old 2/1 shot Aguero led from the first bend to win the 8.30 sprint race on Friday night.

He finished 2.75 lengths in front of Lonsdale Boy, a two-year-old dog from Glen Rafferty of Workington.

The Hopper kennels was in top spot again in the final 470 metres trip of the night.

Diamond Rosie, a two-year-old bitch, powered home to win by 1.5 lengths from Scots fancy Whack, a three-year-old from Willie Hyslop of Kilmarnock.

There was also a good night for Halcrow regular Dexter Clark from Kirkbride.

His 2/1 shot Dottie won by a neck in the opening sprint race while his similar priced bitch Barbie took the honours by .75 of a length in the 9.15 middle distance race.

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Dottie, trap 3, price 2/1; 2, Envoy, 6, 2/1; distance a neck; winning time 17.40 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Bunch, 2, evens/fav.; 2, Magic Sam, 5, 7/4; 1; 17.62.

Third (8.00) – 1, Noisy Rascal, 2, 9/4; 2, Magic Big Lad, 6, 2/1; 1.25; 17.56.

Fourth (8.15) – 1, Magic Ozzy, 2, 6/4; 2, Condor, 1, 5/2; 1.5; 17.33.

Fifth (8.30) – 1, Aguero, 5, 2/1; 2, Lonsdale Boy, 4, 7/4; 2.75; 17.45.

Sixth (8.45) – 1, Dupe, 6, 6/4; 2, Rosemary, 3, 3/1; 6; 17.37.

Seventh (9.00) – 1, Lonsdale Reason, 5, evens/fav.; 2, Unlock, 4, 3/1; 3; 17.37.

Eighth (9.15) – 1, Barbie, 3, 2/1; 2, Tidal Wave, 5, 4/1; .75; 30.17.

Ninth (9.30) – 1, Diamond Rosie, 1, 6/4 fav., 2, Whack, 6, 5/2; 1.5; 29.28.

 

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