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GREYHOUNDS: Hopper’s winning sprint double

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By Toby McKend
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GREYHOUNDS: Hopper's winning sprint double

VETERAN Gretna trainer Tony Hopper produced a winning double at Halcrow Greyhound Stadium on Friday night.

In the opening sprint race his four-year-old bitch Flaming Rosie led the way to cross the line almost a length in front  of fellow 5/4 shot Satchmo, a two-year-old owned and trained by Lanarkshire-based Colin Jackson.

The second Hopper victory saw his three-year-old dog Aguero win by two lengths over the same distance from Maurice Lawman’s Workington dog Unlock.

Outsider Magic Mac looked impressive over the 470 metres trip.

The three-year-old dog from Mark Little of Carlisle powered home at 3/1 ahead of fancied Newcastle dog Heist.

Anyone wishing the check recent form of leading Gretna runners can do so online at our racing archive at www.dng24.co.uk/?s=greyhounds

 

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES

First race (7.30) – 1, Flaming Rosie, 2, 5/4; 2, Satchmo, 5, 5/4; distance .75 lengths;  winning time 17.16 seconds.

Second (7.45) – 1, Farr, 5, 1/2 fav.; 2, It’s A Ticket, 3, 5/4; 4; 17.05.

Third (8.00) – 1, Break, 4, evens favourite; 2, Dixie, 3, 6/4; 2.75; 17.36.

Fourth (8.15) – 1, Magnet, 3, 5/2; 2, Magic Shift, 2, 5/2; 1.5; 17.24.

Fifth (8.30) – 1, Aguero, 4, evens fav.; 2, Unlock, 3, 2/1; 2; 17.39.

Sixth (8.45) – 1, Spectre, 3, 6/4 fav.; 2, Park Lane, 4, 2/1; 3.75; 17.21.

Seventh (9.00) – 1, Magic Mac, 5, 3/1; 2, Heist, 2, 7/4; .75; 29.36.

Eighth (9.15) – 1, Magic Dream, 3, 5/2; 2, barbie, 1, 2/1; a neck; 29.65.

Ninth (9.30) – 1, Rachel’s Romeo, 4, 5/2; 2, Mister Klopp, 5, 6/4; 4; 29.44.

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