Another open race four-timer saw Matt Dartnall extend his already healthy lead as Hove’s leading open race trainer for 2018.
The Staines based handler, who recently revealed how streamlining his training operation had led to a dramatic upturn in fortunes, sent out winners 16-19 with a 43-1 accumulator from eight runners (with 2 x 2nds, a 3rd, and a 4th).
The star of the quartet was Droopys Polly (Romeo Recruit-Exiles Pride, Aug 14) with a FON 29.83 (-20) run to land the night’s £500 bitch’s final. She now has 12 wins from 15 races over course and distance.
Polly was ably backed up by Away Shelly who picked up her sixth win (3 x 2nds) from her last nine outings in 30.24 over the same course.
3-1 chance Hoo Har (16.26 -10) turned over kennelmate Lets Be Ready (4-5f) in the sprint with Toast Of London completing the night in another 515m event (30.25 -10).