With the first round of the Coral Regency just a fortnight away, John Mullins landed both trialstakes on Thursday with former Richard Baker trained runners.

41.74 N Russelena Reggie Bloomfield 15/3/18
41.77 (-15) Arthurs Impact Knight 15/2/18
41.79 (-15) Bangor Ella Mullins J 12/4/18
41.92 (-15) Minnies Highway Mullins J 5/4/18
41.92 (-15) Minnies Highway Mullins J 12/4/18
41.93 (-15) Slick Strauss Janssens 22/2/18
41.95 (-20) Russelena Reggie Bloomfield 8/3/18
41.99 (-15) Harts Beauty Collins 25/1/18

The quickest of the pair was the prolific Bangor Ella (Droopys Cain-Bangor ALice, Mar 15) with a short head victory over Shreyas Solstair in 41.80 (-15) for the 695m.

It was Ella’s first win for her new handler and her 9th in her last 14 races.

Kennelmate Minnies Highway (Ballymac Eske-Minnies Luselle, Aug 15) repeated her win of the previous Thursday, to the spot, when beating Jovial Monk in 41.92 (-15).

The bitch’s former handler also picked up doubles along with Patrick Janssens and Matt Dartnall (inevitably!) who continues to head the Hove open race table.

* The £10,000 Coral Regency gets underway on Thursday April 26, with semis and final the following two Thursdays.


With the Lawrence Jones Memorial meeting less than a fortnight away, four non-contact trainers sent out 10 runner expeditionary raids (@ £15 trainers appearance money) to Monmore on Thursday and came away with two winners.

The performance of the night goes to Richard Devenish’s Thameside Bound (Head Bound-Milliesupreme, Sep 15) with a 38.36 (-30) win over the 630 metres.

Fellow trainer/breeder Patrick Janssens sent along three runners and picked up a maiden 630m win for Affleck Dino (Kinloch Brae-Ardrine Lunar, Jan 16). The third Affleck littermate to achieve open race status following ‘Bolt’ and ‘Dream’ clocked 38.80 (-30).