Droopys Trapeze completed an unbeaten run through the Betfred Gymcrack Puppy Championship with victory in the £8,000 final  over 462 metres at Kinsley on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Wright’s dog, a 2-1 chance, flew out of the traps and won the early paced battle with the 4-5 favourite Holdem Rio.

The son of Tullymurry Act, a brother to Irish Cesarewitch winner Droopys Acrobat went a good two lengths clear down the back straight and was going away.

He went on to beat 25-1 shot Lowgate Hagrid, who was very eye-catching when running on for second, by almost three lengths in 27.23sec.

Wright said afterwards: “We’ve always thought a lot of him since he made an impressive debut at Newcastle and the only place he ran below expectations was in the Puppy Derby at Monmore when he got drawn in trap one.

“Trapeze is a dog that starts well and stays and if he keeps improving he will be top class.”

On future plans, Wright said: “I think the Derby will come too soon for him and we will run him in the Puppy Plate at the big Sunderland Festival in the summer.

“I only plan on having one runner Droopys Buick in the Derby at this stage.”

DROOPYS TRAPEZE Betfred Gymcrack winner. Kinsley 20th April 2016. Photo: Steve Nash

DROOPYS TRAPEZE Betfred Gymcrack winner.
Kinsley 20th April 2016.
Photo: Steve Nash


The under-card was a real disaster for the bookmakers as the first seven open race favourites were successful.

Before the Sky cameras started recording Droopys Bouchard looked another good prospect for Jimmy Wright after landing the Sue Fragely Memorial Stakes over 462 metres.

The son of Romeo Recruit was soon clear to register a five length victory over Burnfootpollyana in 27.30sec

Kevin Ferguson’s Acomb Ruby justified 1-2 favouritism in the Betfred Mobile Stayers Stakes over 650 metres, which was the first race on Sky.

The local bitch was soon clear and went on to slam Calzaghe Billy by seven lengths in 40.01sec.

Tyrur Fergal (6-4) was successful in the Catch Fred’s Pushes on Betfred TV Puppy Stakes over 462 metres.

Charlie Lister’s bitch bombed out of the boxes and was soon clear, eventually beating Cork Falcon by almost two lengths in 27.28sec.

Crossfield Molly (10-11) was an easy winner of the Betfred Treble The Odds on Lucky 15’s Bitches Stakes over 462 metres.

Seamus Cahill’s bitch was soon clear to come home almost six lengths in front of Aayamzaone in 27.30sec.

Roxholme Magic (1-5) was the easiest winner of the night when setting a new track record over 844 metres in the Betfred Marathon.

Hayley Keightley’s bitch pulled clear from the penultimate turn to slam early leader Happy Camper by 13 lengths in 51.95sec.

Southfield Jock, a Gymcrack Finalist last year, was successful in the Betfred Follow Us On Twitter Standard over 462 metres.

Seamus Cahill’s runner was soon clear and went on to beat Milford Taylor by five lengths in 27.17sec.

Master Lego (2-1) was a popular local winner of the Betfred The Place to be for the Euros Sprint Final over 268 metres.

The son of Scolari Me Daddy dog just made the first turn in front and went on to hold Johnny Vivaro  by a length in 16.01sec.

The run of winning favourites came to an end in the Betfred Goals Galore Stayers Stakes Final over 650 metres.

Roxholme Hottie, the 5-4 favourite, took the lead off Coolavanny Lass at the third turn and looked set for victory.

However Charlie Lister’s bitch came again to lead close home and score by half a length in 39.92sec.

Lister said afterwards: “She had a tumble a while ago which affected her confidence but she ran a great race tonight and hopefully she is back to her best again.”