2008 GREYHOUND DERBY

The 2008 Greyhound Derby Final

An excellent clip of the 2008 Greyhound Derby Final lasting 1 minute 9 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIKjxnGYPa8

This race was run at Wimbledon on Saturday 31st May 2008

Trap Greyhound Betting Time Distance
4

LOYAL HONCHO (4)

5/2 jf 28.60 3 1/2
3 TYRUR KIERAN (3) 11/4 28.88 1 1/2
6 BLONDE DINO (6) 10/1 29.00 5 1/2
5 TYRUR LAUREL (5) 5/2 jf 29.45 1 3/4
1 KRYPTONITE (1) 4/1 29.58 dist
2 LENSON EXPRESS (2) 20/1 dnf  

Last years runner up, Loyal Honcho, was made joint favourite along with Tyrur Laurel, to go one better and duly obliged. He broke quickly from an awkward four box to lead at the first and benefitted from bumping by the others. At the first all of the other dogs were involved in scrimmaging leaving Lenson Express to come off worst. Around the first Loyal Honcho, keeping in the middle of the track, built a clear lead from Tyrur Kieran on the rails and Blonde Dino on the wide outside. This order was maintained to the line and Loyal came home a clear three and a half length winner from Tyrur Kieran, with Blonde Dino a further length and a half back in third.

 

 

 

Walkabout Sid

 

 

Head Honcho

 

 

 

 

Fitzroy Lass

 

Top Honcho

 

 

 

 

 

Double Summit

 

 

Rainbow High

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Bright

Loyal Honcho

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manorville Sand

 

 

Dark Wonder

 

 

 

 

Dark Mecca

 

Midway Crystal

 

 

 

 

 

Druids Lodge

 

 

Elegant Penny

 

 

 

 

Call Me Penny

SEMI FINALS (24th May)

First Semi prices distances Second Semi prices distances
Tyrur Laurel (5) 4/1 1 L Loyal Honcho (5) 4/1 3 1/4
Kryptonite (4) 7/4 jf sh hd Blonde Dino (6) 6/1 sh hd
Lenson Express (2) 33/1 3/4 Tyrur Kieran (1) Evens 3/4
Toosey Blue (6) 7/4 jf 1/2 Commander Chief (3) 20/1 5 1/2
Express Ego (3) 8/1 4 Barnfield On Air (2) 5/2 sh hd
Droopys Obafemi (1) 7/1   Seanis Lad (4) 20/1  
Qualifiers   5   4   2     Qualifiers  5   6   1    

First Semi Final

There were joint favourites for the first semi final and, as the boxes went up, it was Kryptonite who showed enough early pace to lead on the inside of Tyrur Laurel, while Lenson Express claimed the rails position and enjoyed a clear run. In a cleanly run race Toosey Blue went wide, also enjoying a trouble free run. At the second bend Tyrur Laurel challenged early leader Kryptonite and took up the running challenged throughout by the joint favourite. Down the home straight Tyrur maintained a length lead with outsider Lenson Express claiming a finals slot a short head back in third.

Second Semi Final

Rails drawn Tyrur Kieran was made the even money favourite to take the second semi and broke smartly enough to cliam the rails and enjoy a trouble free run. However, previous years finalist Loyal Honcho was even quicker away on the outside and made all for a very smooth 3 1/4 length victory. Barnfield On Air made for the middle from the boxes and was crowded by both Seanis Lad and Commander Chief, so it was left to the slowly away Blonde Dino on the wide outside to follow Loyal home just a short head in front of the favourite.

QUARTER FINALS (20th May)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
1   Banrfield On Air  6/4   1   Droopys Obafemi       6/1   1   Tyrur Kieran              1/2f   1   Express Ego                       5/2
2   Boherna On Air   7/2   2  Lenson Express        25/1   2   Commander Chief      25/1   2  Kryptonite                          6/4f
3   Tyrur Laurel         9/2   3  Barnfield Woody        7/2   3   Bubbly Totti                   7/1   3   Seanis Lad                       16/1
4  Splanc                      12/1   Lenson Joker               8/1     Barnfield Slippy         12/1   4   Love Mac                         20/1
5  Cats Whiskers       50/1   5  Loyal Honcho              3/1   5   Kilkenny Lonejack   12/1   5   Rio Quando                    11/4
6   Blonde Dino          11/4   6   Melodys Pat              7/4f   6   Toosey Blue                  4/1   6   Dilemmas Flight             5/1
Qual  3   1  6 (2  5  4)   Qual   5   2   1(4  6  3)   Qual   6   1   2 (3  5  4)   Qual   2   3   1 (6  4  5 )

First Quarter Final

Barnfield On Air was installed the 6/4 favourite on the back of some strong performances in his heats and because he had his favoured inside box, and he did show early pace from the boxes but was forced to check by Tyrur Laurel who took up the lead from the first and made all. Blonde Dino, form the wide box, challenged from the second throughout to the final bend but had to settle for the final qualifying place a length and 3/4 behind the winner, as Barnfield came again on the inside and got up for second, beaten a length in 28.76. The 9/2 fourth favourite, Tyrur Laurel, recorded a winning time of 28.67.

Second Quarter Final

Melody's Pat, from the outside berth, was made the 7/4 favourite in front of uneasy Loyal Honch pitched on her inside, but it was to be Loyal Honcho and Lenson Express who got first run. Loyal and Melodys had a bumping match on the outside, which effectively put paid to the favourites chance, and Lenson Express took full advantage to claim the rails position and lead to half way. Loyal recovered well from the early bump and was back in contention by the third, running on too strongly for Lenson to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 28.83. It was left to Droopys Obafemi, who had suffered bumping on the inside and was crowded again at the second, to run on strongly to claim the third qualifying spot 2 3/4 lengths behind the winner.

Third Quarter Final

Strongly fancied Tyrur Kieran, perfectly placed in the inside box, was made the odds on 1/2 favourite and was quickly into his stride, but it was the second favourite Toosey Blue, on the wide outside who led at the first and, despite suffering a bump, maintained the lead throughout the race. In a bunching race behind it was the favourite who prevailed for second, 3/4 length behind, with Commander Chief a further 3/4 length back in third.

Fourth Quarter Final

Kryptonite, from the two box, was made the 6/4 favourite and justified his position at the head of the market despite being slow away from the boxes. He had made up the ground by the first bend to claim the rails position and lead at the first. Dilemmas Flight made a gallant bid on the outside but she was bumped at the first and it was left to the inside trio to share the 3 qualifying places with Seanis Lad claiming second 3/4 length behind the winner and a short head in front of Express Ego.

THIRD ROUND HEATS (17th May)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
 Tyrur Kieran        1   Seanis Lad                    1  Commander  Chief        Captain Solo                      
 Cyclers Lark        2   Ronnies Hustle              2  Farloe Batman                     2   Love Tiger                        
3   Rio Quando           3   Loyal Honcho                 3  Tyrur Laurel                     3   Droopys Obafemi           
4   Cats Whiskers       Monis Pet                        4  Barnfield Leo                    4  Farley Legend                 
5   A Million Maid      5   Kilkenny Lonejack    5  Toosey Blue                       5   Lenson Joker                
6   Droopys Tobey     6   Romeo Turbo                  6  Annual Scholes               6   Splanc                             
Qual   1   3   4   Qual   1   5   3   Qual   3   1   5   Qual  5   6   3
             
Heat 5   Heat 6   Heat 7   Heat 8
1   Express Ego              1  Boherna On Air          1   Love Mac                          1   Barnfield On Air          
2   Blue Jockey               2  Youllhavetogo                 2   vacant   2  Ullid Conor                      
3   Farloe Reason          3   Mustang Garcia         3   Barnfield Woody            3   Kryptonite                      
4   Catunda Harry           4   vacant   4   Fabulous Azure              4   Blonde Dino                     
5   Melodys Pat              5  Lenson Express              5   Machu Picchu              5   Side Leg                         
6   Barnfield Slippy      6   Bubbly Totti                 6   Dilemmas Flight            6   Droopys Maestro          
Qual   5   1   6   Qual   6   1   5   Qual   3   1   6   Qual  4   3   1

SECOND ROUND HEATS (9th & 10th May)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
Barnfield On Air       1   Express Ego              1   Tyrur Kieran               Love Mac                      
2   Farloe Reason           2   Blonde Dino              2  Lenson Express            2   Captain Solo                
 Romeo Maldini             3  Carlsberg Flash         Rocky Rocket              3   Pigalle Lady                 
4   Side Leg                     4   Eye Onthe Veto           4   Advantage Johnny    4   Droopys Kiowa             
5   Hulk Hogan                 5   Westmead Lord         5  Toosey Blue                 5   A Million Maid           
6   Shanacashel Lad       6  Monis Pet                      6   Scintillas Ruby              6   Droopys Wells            
Qual   1   2   4   Qual   1   6   2   Qual   5   1   2   Qual  1   2   5
             
Heat 5   Heat 6   Heat 7   Heat 8
1   Youllhavetogo           1   Farley Legend            1  Baran Pedro                 1   Toosey Tops                    
2   Seannis Strike       2   Droopys Obafemi         2   Love Tiger                      2   Musical Jack                  
Barnfield Mike          3  Lockdale Diamond       3   Melodys Pat                  3  Commander In Chief   
4   Catunda Harry     4   Farloe Niall                   4   Plough Lane                 4  Tyrur Laurell                
5  Marshman                 5   Lethal Frankie             5   Barnfield Leo                 5   vacant             
  Ninja Jamie            6   Droopys Tobey            6   Move On Kewell             6   Annual Scholes            
Qual   2   4   1   Qual   2   6   1   Qual    2   3   5   Qual   6   4   3
             
Heat 9   Heat 10   Heat 11   Heat 12
1   Calzaghe Ted           1   Black Ice Boss                Tyrur Rocky                  1   Rockburst Mason          
2   Blue Jockey              2   Kryptonite                    2   Ronnies Hustle           2   Ullid Conor                   
3   Farloe Batman         3   Lenson Joker              3  Broadway Spark             3   Boherna On Air           
4   Cyclers Lark         4  Fabulous Azure              4   Loyal Honcho                 4   Unique Option              
5   vacant   5   Noirs Wild                     5   Droopys Norman         5   Mustang Garcia           
6   Pennys Fleetfoot     6   Westmead Keawn      6   Barnfield Slippy          6   Talking Man                   
Qual   2   3   4   Qual   2   3   4   Qual   4   6   2   Qual   2   3    5
             
Heat 13   Heat 14   Heat 15   Heat 16
1   Tyrur Jay                  Getmeadoctor              1  Blonde Jeannie             1  Barnfield Woody           
2   Hackney Carriage    2   Ronaldos Merit          2   Seanis Lad                    2   Blackstone Champ        
3   Kilkenny Lonjack   3   Droopys Maestro    3   vacant   Cats Whiskers                
4   Machu Picchu           4   vacant   4   Splanc                            4   Rio Quando                   
5  Dilemmas Flight          5   Romeo Turbo             5  Blitz                                  5   Lowgate Theo                  
6   Madges Millions         6   Baby Blaze                 6   Bubbly Totti                 6   Casino Valentine           
Qual   4   5   3   Qual  3   5   1   Qual  6   2   4   Qual   4   1   3

FIRST ROUND HEATS (2nd & 3rd May)

Heat 1   Heat 2   Heat 3   Heat 4
Ballygarron Hope        1   Machu Picchu           Baran Pedro                    1   Malbay Ronaldo        
Farloe Reason             2   Melodys Pet            2  Lockdale Diamond         Blonde Jeannie        
3 Droopys Kiowa              3  vacant        Captain Solo                    3   Forest Scholes         
4 Eye Onthe Veto           4   Westmead Lord     4   Droopys Billy              4   Ronaldos Merit         
Advantage Johnny     5   Shanacashel Lad   5  Toosey Blue                    Loyal Honcho           
Granite Hill                  6  vacant         6   Eye Onthe Force          6   Baby Blaze                 
Qual  2  5  3  4   Qual  2  4  1  5   Qual  5  1  2  3   Qual  2  4  6  5
             
Heat 5   Heat 6   Heat 7   Heat 8
1  Blonde Buster           Ullid Conor             1  Pigalle Lady               1  Blackstone Champ       
2  Seanis Strike       2  Seanis Lad                2  Getmeadoctor            2  Hackney Carriage       
Tyrur Jay              3  Ninja Jamie            3  Temple Lad                3  Noirs Wild                 
4  Express Ego           4  Ballymac Ruso         vacant   4  Holyromanemperor  
5  Lowgate Theo          5  Attykit Admiral     5  Ballymac Under      5  Mystical Haka             
6  Romeo Maldini     Barnfield Leo           6  Bubbly Totti             6  Madges Millions         
Qual  3  4  2  6  5   Qual  1  3  2  6   Qual  3  6  2  1   Qual  6  1  2  3
             
Heat 9   Heat 10   Heat 11   Heat 12
1  Droopys Obafemi     1   Millions Girl             1   Commander in Chief     1   Spears Tarquinn       
vacant          2   Catunda Harry       2   Plough Lane                  2   Broadway Spark          
Lenson Joker         3   Marshman                  Blue Schmu                       3   Blazeaway Major        
4 Barnfield On Air   4  Sheepwalk Bann        Romeo Turbo                 4   Blitz                               
Side Leg                   Droopys Curbs       5   Pennys Fleetfoot            5   A Million Maid            
Bens Court            6   Scintilla Ruby          6   Rossacredibility          6   Swift N Smart             
Qual  4  3  5  1   Qual  2  5  6  3   Qual  1  2  4  5   Qual  6  5  4  2
             
Heat 13   Heat 14   Heat 15   Heat 16
1   Farley Legend             1 vacant   1  Rockburst Mason   1  Vangelis                       
2   Ronnies Hustle       Musical Jack             2   Love Tiger                Farloe Black              
3   vacant       Droopys Maestro     3   Toosey Tops              Boherna On Air         
4  Blonde Dino              4  Carlsberg Flash     4   Boherash Patriot      4  Fabulous Azure          
5  Westmead Keawn     5  Talking Man              Droopys Wells         5  Unique Option            
6   Edwards Solid             Hulk Hogan               6   Romeo Primo           6  Monis Pet                       
Qual  2  5  1  4   Qual  3  2  5  4  6   Qual  5  3  2  1   Qual  3  5  6  4
Heat 17   Heat 18   Heat 19   Heat 20
1  Kryptonite            1   Tyrur Rocky         1   Mustang Garcia     1   Barnfield Mike           
Calzaghe Ted          2   Black Ice Boss     2   Rocky Rocket           2   Barnfield Woody        
3  Love Mac               3   vacant   3  Cyclers Lark            3   Blue Jockey              
4  Hypatia Blue         4  Avon Scholes            4   Rio Quando             4   Ballygarron Ash         
5  Forest Gump        5   Farloe Niall           5   Pea Ball                   5   Droopys Toby            
6  Tyrur Laurel       6   Lethal Frankie       6   Castlemary Podge    6   Tyrur Rhino              
Qual  1  6  2  3   Qual  5   1   2   6   Qual  1  4  3  2   Qual  6  5  2  1  3
             
Heat 21   Heat 22   Heat 23    
1  Brickfield Class      Youllhavetogo                Farloe Superman      
2  Lenson Express          2  Trained Assasin           2  Fine Moment                
3  Missed A Train           Farloe Batman            3  Tyrur Kieran             
4  Barnfield Slippy       Kilkenny Lonjack      4  Cats Whiskers            
5  Casino Valentine      5  Dilemmas Flight       5  Splanc                        
6  Droopys Norman      6  Annual Scholes           6  Move On Kewell          
Qual  4  6  2  5   Qual  4  3  6  1  5   Qual  3  5  6  4    

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SCOTTISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shawfield)

Winner Trap Sire Dam Time Distance SP
Tyrur Kieran 1 Honcho Classic Tyrur Dee 29.02   6/4
Bubbly Totti 6 World Class Droopys Seville 29.28 3 1/4 4/1
Loyal Honcho 5 Top Honcho Midway Crystal 29.60 4 6/4
Pond Gallileo 3 Hondo Black Pond Anastasia 29.64 1/2 16/1
Kylegrove Top 2 Top Honcho Bangor Shirley 29.74 1 1/4 12/1
Killough Tale 4 Just the Best Catunda Sanna 29.96 2 3/4 8/1

IRISH GREYHOUND DERBY (Shelbourne Park)

Dog Sire Dam Time
Shelbourne Aston Just The Best Queen Survivor 29.83
Slip The Lark Larkhill Jo Slip The Posse 29.84
Ballymac Ruso Ballymac Maeve Ballymac Lark 29.94
Advantage Johnny Larkhill Jo Lughill Angel 29.96
Headleys Bridge Spiral Nikita Liscahane Ranger 29.98
Machu Picchu Top Savings Noan Flash 30.30

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