2007 GREYHOUND DERBY

The 2007 Greyhound Derby Final

An excellent clip of the 2007 Greyhound Derby Final lasting 40 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvxwMyrwj5U

This race was run at Wimbledon on Saturday 7th July 2007

Trap Greyhound Sire Dam Price
1st Westmead Lord (Trap 6) Droopys Kewell Mega Delight 6/1
2nd Loyal Honcho (Trap 5 ) Top Honcho Midway Crystal 6/4 fav
3rd Forest Scholes (Trap 1) Droopys Scholes Colorado Tira 8/1
4th Dilemmas Flight (Trap 3) Droopys Vieri Early Flight 2/1
5th Ullid Conor (Trap 2) Late Late Show Tyrur Gillian 5/1
6th Caulry Fast Trap (Trap 4) Spiral Nikita Queen Survivor 33/1

The betting suggested a 2 dog race with Loyal Honcho and Dilemmas Flight being supported to the exception of all others. As the traps opened it was Westmead Lord who flew from the boxes and built up a 2 length lead around the first from Ullid Conor with Loyal Honcho a length back in third, followed by Forest Scholes, Dilemmas Flight who had not made her usual slick start, and Caulry Fast Trap bringing up the rear. Down the far side Westmead maintained her 2 length lead from Ullid and Loyal together. As they came around the third bend and approached the home straight Westmead still held a healthy lead, although Loyal and Forest were both running on strongly. Westmead was thought to be a short runner, but not tonight! He held on by a fast diminishing 1/2 a length from favourite Loyal Honcho, with Forest Scholes a further half length back in third. Dilemmas Flight just got up to pip Ullid for 4th place, but was never nearer, and the gallant Caulry Fast Trap came home last. The winners time was a fantastic 28.47 and he is certainly youg enough to defend his title next year.

 

 

 

Staplers Jo

 

 

Larkhill Jo

 

 

 

 

Westmead Flight

 

Droopys Kewell

 

 

 

 

 

Kilcannon Hero

 

 

Perrys Pusher

 

 

 

 

Double Ville

Westmead Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger

 

 

Smooth Rumble

 

 

 

 

Follow Through

 

Mega Delight

 

 

 

 

 

Mustang Jack

 

 

Knockeevan Joy

 

 

 

 

Rubys Bridge

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SEMI FINALS (30th June)

First Semi   Second Semi  
1  Vacant   1   Directors Chair  
2  Ullid Conor   2   Kanes Blue  
3  Forest Scholes   3   Dilemmas Flight  
4  Blakes World   4   Caulry Fast Trap  
5  Ballymac Charley   5   Loyal Honcho  
6  Westmead Lord   6   Greenwell Storm  
Qual  2   3   6   Qual  3   5    4  

First Semi Final

Confidence in Westmead Lord waned as the traps went up, finally going off the 4/5 favourite. As the traps lifted it was Ullid Conor (2) and Blakes World (4) who went to the bend together. After crowding Blakes World was knocked back to last and Forest Scholes mounted a challenge to Ullid Conor with Ballymac Charley in third and Westmead Lord close up in fourth. Ullid Conor led around the final bend bend and was challenged by Forest Scholes down the final straight, prevailing by a fast diminishing neck. Westmead Lord overtook Ballymac Charley to claim the final qualifying place. It was Ullid Conor at 2/1 who was to win the first semi final.

Second Semi Final

A shambles at the start of the second semi as the traps failed to open. Second time around and it was Dilemmas who led from the traps from Kanes and Directors with Loyal Honcho and Caulry challenging on the outside. Around the first bend and it was Dilemmas who maintained a small lead from Kanes with Loyal challenging for third. Down the far side and a good battle raged between Kanes and Dilemmas with Loyal starting to make ground and Caulry not out of it. The bitch was brave and took the lead with Loyal Honcho mounting the final challenge and Caulry moving into the third qualifying position. Down the home straight and the bitch went clear to record her seventh win from 11 Wimbledon starts. Loyal was 2 and a half lengths back in second, with no obvious reason why he should overhaul her in the final,  and the outsider Caulry Fast Trap thoroughly earning her place in the final. The winning time was 28.74, quicker than the first semi, and the winners price was 7/2 second favourite.

QUARTER FINALS (26th June)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
1   Directors Chair   1   Lenson Express   1   Blonde Jeannie   1   Express Ego
2   Full Bloom   2   Farloe Premier   2   Ullid Conor   2   Calzaghe Boyo
3   Droopys Robhino   3   Forest Scholes   3   Fear Me   3   Nervous Woody
4   Blonde Dino   4   Zigzag Dutchy   4   Blakes World   4   Caulry Fast Trap
5   Ballymac Charley   5   Bens Court   5   Phoenix Paddy   5   Westmead Lord
6   Dilemmas Flight   6   Greenwell Storm   6   Kanes Blue   6   Loyal Honcho
Qual  6   1   5   Qual  2   3   6   Qual  6   2   4   Qual  6   5   4

First Quarter Final

Ballymac Charley and Blonde Dino broke quickly on the outside and led at the first where there was severe crowding. This proved catastrophic for 4/6 fav Droopys Robhino (3) who stumbled and lost his chance, while Full Bloom (2) and Blonde Dino (4) suffered as well. This left the bitch, Dilemmas Flight (6) to lead around the second and go on to record a hollow 4 length victory in 28.68. Directors Chair (1) was not inconvenienced as much as others and ran on to claim second spot at 12/1, and it was left to Charlie Lister's Ballymac Charley at 16/1 to claim the final qualifying place.

Second Quarter Final

The strong fancy here was Greenwell Storm (6) but he was slowly away and took a middle to wide path. On the other hand Farloe Premier (2) and Forest Scholes (3) broke together and led around the first. They maintained their battle throughout but Farloe ran on the stronger to win in 28.52. None of the others got in a blow and it was left to Greenwell Storm to hold on for 3rd place from the fast finishing Zigzag Dutchy.

Third Quarter Final

An incredible heat which stunned the crowd as Phoenix Paddy (5), as short as 1/2 favourite, missed the break, was slowly away and was bumped as he checked at the first. Meanwhile Kanes Blue (6) made a slick break, sectional 4.83, and led around the first and was never troubled. Phoenix ran so wide he almost collided with the hare rail and did not finish to cause a sensation. Blonde Jeannie (2) was forced to check at the third to put paid to her chances. Kanes Blue held on with ease by 2 lengths from Ullid Connor (2) who had enjoyed a clear run, with Blakes World (4) at 50/1 taking the surprise third qualifying place.

Fourth Quarter Final

Express Ego (1) went off the 2/1 favourite but was to become the fourth unsuccessful favourite, beaten after getting bumped at the first bend by Nervous Woody (3). Loyal Honcho (6) looked impressive as he took a narrow lead from the traps, challenged by Westmead Lord on the inside. Westmead (5) held every chance but could not live with Loyal who won in a sparkling 28.46 to become the 7/4 favourite to win the final. Westmead Lord easily held on for second, a length and a half clear of Caulry Fast Trap at 25/1 claiming the final qualifying place.

THIRD ROUND HEATS (23rd June)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
1   Highbury Lao   1   Ullid Conor   1   Larkhill Jim   1   Farloe Premier
2   Blakes World   2   Lenson Earl   2   Express Ego   2   Manic Mile
3   Zigzag Dutchy   3   Fear Me   3   Farloe Jester   3   Forest Scholes
4   Moving Charlie   4   Astronomic   4   Phoenix Paddy   4   Allenbuild Flyer
5   Eye onthe Veto   5   Westmead Lord   5   Droopys Wells   5   Caulry Fast Trap
6   Dilemmas Flight   6   Ailbulk Rocket   6   Loyal Honcho   6   Vacant
Qual  6  3  2   Qual  3  5  1   Qual  4  6  2   Qual  1  3  5
             
Heat 5   Heat 6   Heat 7   Heat 8
1   Savanah Highlands   1   Fine Plan   1   Tyrur Lee   1   Blonde Jeannie
2   Directors Chair   2   Full Bloom   2   Droopys Robinho   2   Calzaghe Boyo
3   Blonde Dino   3   Ballymac Charley   3   Nervous Woody   3   Lenson Express
4   Congo Romeo   4   Hooter Macooter   4   Droopys Tobey   4   Westmead Joe
5   Bens Court   5   Kanes Blue   5   Greenwell Storm   5   Pagoda Tarbert
6   Corleones Rammi   6   Pilot Pretender   6   Swift Pirate   6   Greenwell Flash
Qual  5  3  2   Qual  2  3  5   Qual  2  3  5   Qual  1  3  2

SECOND ROUND HEATS (15th & 16th June)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
1   Two Nicks   1   Farloe Premier   1   Fabregas   1   Courts Ad Queen
2   Larkhill Jim   2   Westmead Alec   2   Lenson Earl   2   Droopys Robinho
3   Killer Keane   3   Love Forever   3   Droopys Kolo   3   Directors Wish
4   Jaxerback   4   Pilot Pretender   4   Nervous Woody   4   Droopys Tobey
5   Calzaghe Boyo   5   Minnies Premier   5   Astronomic   5   Westmead Liz
6   Congo Romeo   6   Toosey Blue   6   Coyote Justine   6   Greenfield Flash
Qual 2 6 5   Qual 4 5 1   Qual 4 5 2   Qual 2 4 6
             
Heat 5   Heat 6   Heat 7   Heat 8
1   Farloe Jester   1   Farloe Black   1   Astute Gift   1   Mullaghmore Man
2   Rough Gerrard   2   Westmead Joe   2   Phoenix Paddy   2   Directors Chair
3   Blonde Joey   3   Lenson Express   3   Westmead Lord   3   Cloheena Amy
4   Gotabetem   4   Deanridge Vixen   4   Fear Haribo   4   Swift Pirate
5   Moving Charlie   5   Pagoda Tarbert   5   Smoking Again   5   Orange Disorder
6   Corleones Rammi   6   Cahercrin Lad   6   Droopys Wells   6   Bens Court
Qual 6 1 5   Qual 2 5 3   Qual 2 3 6   Qual 6 4 2
             
Heat 9   Heat 10   Heat 11   Heat 12
1   Vacant   1   Barnfield On Air   1   Heroic Assassin   1   Champ Woodward
2   Rio Jericho   2   Ullid Conor   2   Gandisranger   2   Macniler
3   Ballymac Charlie   3   Forest Scholes   3   Allenbuild Flyer   3   Fear Robben
4   Discreet Cat   4   Fear Me   4   Meenala Cruiser   4   Highbury Lao
5   Blonde Dino   5   Droopys Fabregas   5   Hooter Macooter   5   Caulry Fast Trap
6   Loyal Honcho   6   Classy Star   6   Alibulk Rocket   6   Kanes Blue
Qual 5 6 3   Qual 2 4 3   Qual 6 5 3   Qual 4 5 6
             
Heat 13   Heat 14   Heat 15   Heat 16
1   Savana Highlands   1   Express Ego   1   Fine Plan   1   Stonewall Cert
2   Miselar Custard   2   Ballygarron Hope   2   Full Bloom   2   Blonde Jeannie
3   Tyrur Lee   3   Zigzag Dutchy   3   Iceman Vader   3   Bonville Podge
4   Drimeen Dasher   4   Geordie Parker   4   Side Leg   4   Manic Mile
5   Wayward Ted   5   Iceman Ross   5   Greenwell Storm   5   Pacey Macy
6   Dilemmas Flight   6   Eye onthe Veto   6   Butterbridge Ali   6   Blakes World
Qual 1 6 3   Qual 6 1 3   Qual 5 2 1   Qual 2 6 4

FIRST ROUND HEATS (5th - 9th June)

Heat 1

 

Heat 2

 

Heat 3

1 Two Nicks

 

1 Forest Scholes

 

1 Pinhead

2 Iceman Vader

 

2 Anycrack Jack

 

2 Catunda Deano

3 Drimeen Dasher

 

3 Pacey Macy

 

3 Southview Dan

4 Snoozy Palace

 

4 Discreet Cat

 

4 Astute Gift

5 Days of Speed

 

5 Mango Tango

 

5 Blakes World

6 Debbies Choice

 

6 Kindred Sparky

 

6 Ballymac Charlie

Qual 1 2 3

 

Qual 1 3 4

 

Qual 4 5 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 4

 

Heat 5

 

Heat 6

1 Joes Shuffle

 

1 Savana Highlands

 

1 Upper Hand

2 West Tipp

 

2 Express Ego

 

2 Fear Armani

3 Nervous Woody

 

3 Bonville Buster

 

3 Lillywhite Paddy

4 Big Bad Assassin

 

4 Did She

 

4 Fear Haribo

5 Smoking Again

 

5 Tanner Butler

 

5 Highbury Lao

6 Corleones Rammi

 

6 Moving Charlie

 

6 Droopys Tobey

Qual 3 5 6

 

Qual 1 2 6

 

Qual 4 5 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 7

 

Heat 8

 

Heat 9

1 Lenson Express

 

1 Farloe Jester

 

1 Rusheen Boss

2 Beatties Best

 

2 Gotabetem

 

2 Roman Emperor

3 Hedrivesmemad

 

3 Mattos

 

3 Stonewall Cert

4 Brooklyn Bridge

 

4 Airtech Spur

 

4 Tristar Blue

5 Pilot Pretender

 

5 Butterbridge Ali

 

5 Westmead Liz

6 Kanes Blue

 

6 Astronomic

 

6 Droopys Fabregas

Qual 1 5 6

 

Qual 1 2 5 6

 

Qual 3 5 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 10

 

Heat 11

 

Heat 12

1 Rocket Launcher

 

1 Zigzag Dutchman

 

1 Tyrur Lee

2 Raging Jack

 

2 Postal Supreme

 

2 Fabregas

3 Caulry Fast Trap

 

3 Phoenix Paddy

 

3 Fine Plan

4 Eye on the Veto

 

4 Funtime Chunky

 

4 Droopys Mcandrew

5 Astral Jazz

 

5 Geordie Parker

 

5 Who Needs Wings

6 Hooter Macooter

 

6 Orange Disorder

 

6 Rio Tuxedo

Qual 3 4 6

 

Qual 3 5 6

 

Qual 1 2 3

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 13

 

Heat 14

 

Heat 15

1 Full Bloom

 

1 Cool Tiger

 

1 Manic Mile

2 Exclusive Lee

 

2 Mullaghmore Man

 

2 Rough Gerrard

3 Cobra Striking

 

3 Westmead Syd

 

3 Droopys Lippi

4 Minnies Premier

 

4 Coolsville

 

4 Wayward Ted

5 Droopys Top Lad

 

5 Eye On the flame

 

5 Temple Lad

6 Dilemmas Flight

 

6 Iceman Ross

 

6 Getup Ditto

Qual 1 4 6

 

Qual 2 3 6

 

Qual 1 2 4

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 16

 

Heat 17

 

Heat 18

1 Stepaside Budgie

 

1 Bet Without Pete

 

1 Jaxerback

2 Barnfield On Air

 

2 Express Comet

 

2 Danus Black

3 Lenson Earl

 

3 Fear Me

 

3 Masterpiece

4 Blonde Dino

 

4 Vipar Totty

 

4 Westmead Alec

5 Westmead Nicole

 

5 Classy Star

 

5 Fear Daniel

6 Call It On

 

6 Droopys Wells

 

6 Swift Pirate

Qual 2 3 4

 

Qual 3 5 6

 

Qual 1 4 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 19

 

Heat 20

 

Heat 21

1 Rio Jericho

 

1 Allenbuild Flyer

 

1 Rev Counter

2 Corleoness Flash

 

2 Droopys Silver

 

2 Heroic Assassin

3 Larkhill Jim

 

3 Farloe Premier

 

3 Big Brett Coal

4 Blonde Sheriff

 

4 Directors Wish

 

4 Westcountry Lady

5 Cahercrin Lad

 

5 Pagoda Tarbert

 

5 Coyote Justin

6 Casino Valentine

 

6 Geldrops Stride

 

6 Loyal Honcho

Qual 1 3 5

 

Qual 1 3 4 5

 

Qual 2 5 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 22

 

Heat 23

 

Heat 24

1 Courts Ad Queen

 

1 Ullid Conor

 

1 Gandisranger

2 Knockskagh Snap

 

2 Westdale Blue

 

2 Deanridge Vixen

3 Miselar Custard

 

3 Caressed

 

3 Droopys Electric

4 VACANT

 

4 Newtown Koala

 

4 Kilsheelan

5 Meenala Cruiser

 

5 Westmead Lord

 

5 Pond Astronaut

6 Schofield Star

 

6 Alibulk Rocket

 

6 Congo Romeo

Qual 1 3 5

 

Qual  1 5 6

 

Qual  1 2 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 25

 

Heat 26

 

Heat 27

1 Blonde Jeannie

 

1 Bonville Podge

 

1 Macniler

2 Calzaghe Boyo

 

2 Journey North

 

2 Cleenas Lady

3 Love Forever

 

3 Farloe Black

 

3 Westmead Joe

4 Vacant

 

4 Champ Woodward

 

4 Moss Row Vee

5 Talkspot

 

5 Airtech Avit

 

5 Geevee

6 Trade Plate

 

6 Heavenly One

 

6 Toosey Blue

Qual  1 2 3

 

Qual  1 3 4

 

Qual  1 3 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 28

 

Heat 29

 

Heat 30

1 Blonde Joey

 

1 Killer Keane

 

1 Knockna Kirka

2 Ballygarron Hope

 

2 Fear Robben

 

2 Droopys Robinho

3 Winetavern Henry

 

3 Directors Tale

 

3 Directors Chair

4 Greenwell Flash

 

4 Greenwell Storm

 

4 Risk Related

5 Centaur Decree

 

5 Alternative Plan

 

5 Zigzag Dutchy

6 Rooster Nosey

 

6 Roxholme Ryan

 

6 Bens Court

Qual  1 2 4

 

Qual  1 2 4

 

Qual  2 3 5 6

 

 

 

 

 

Heat 31

 

 

 

 

1 Forest Express

 

 

 

 

2 Droopys Kolo

 

 

 

 

3 Cloheena Amy

 

 

 

 

4 Trained Assassin

 

 

 

 

5 Greenfield Hero

 

 

 

 

6 Side Leg

 

 

 

 

Qual  2 3 6

 

 

 

 

SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shawfield)

Winner Trap Sire Dam Time Distance SP
Fear Haribo 5 Larkhill Jo Yamila Diaz 5 28.76 10/11
Groovy Stan 1 Top Honcho Garbally Star 1 28.88 5/2
Greenwell Storm 4 Spiral Nikita Greenwell Star 4 29.02 6/1
Kylegrove Top 3 Top Honcho Bangor Shirley 3 29.08 6/1
Manic Mile 6 Pacific Mile Cute Mandie 6 29.18 10/1
Breeze Hill Juli 2 Larkhill Jo Toss Stella 2 29.26 20/1

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Tyrur Rhino Tyrur Ted Tyrur Marita 29.73
Tyrur Laurel Top Honcho Tyrur Fiona 29.83
Express Ego Top Honcho Airport Express 29.90
So Determined Larkhill Jo Have It On 30.04
Ardkill Jamie Top Savings Fast Issue 30.11
Groovy Stan Top Honcho Garbally Star DNF

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