TOWCESTER: SUNDAY (featuring Steve Nash photos)

The elimination of Scaglietti and a double for Tom Heilbron were the principal talking points of the KAB Maiden Derby at Towcester on Sunday.

Quickest on the day was Heilbron’s The Other Donny with a 29.11 run beating Irish entry Jaytee Craze who produced a fine run to come from last to second. There was a similar Heilbron/Hennessy forecast in heat five though the margin was a lot closer with Unanimous Leon just holding on.

The sole Irish winner on the day was Graham Holland’s Romeo Steel in 29.45, first over the line in a tight finish in which Scaglietti exited the event.

Junctionfourteen and Miami Bullet provided a double for Romford trainers Nathan Hunt and Paul Young. While Kevin Boon’s puppy Ivy Hill Thunder produce the day’s quickest sectional on his way to a 29.17 win on debut.

The Time Greyhound Nutrition Juvenile was won by Graham Holland’s Munster Juvenile winner Faypoint Harvey. The 11/8f led from trap to line clocking 29.21.

The invitation became a four-runner event following the late withdrawal of likely favourite King Memphis. This followed a disagreement over an extended kenneling time for the Derby favourite.

An acknowledged excitable kenneler, Memphis had been locked away for a couple of hours before the remainder of the field were weighed in following a misunderstanding over procedure.

FAYPOINT HARVEY leads at the first bend in the four runner Time Juvenile Championship, chased by Romeo Crusade (t1), Slick Sabo (t2) and Clona Curly (t6).
Photo: © Steve Nash

Shane Rigney of Time Nutrition presents the trophy to Nicky Holland after Faypoint Harvey’s Juvenile Championship win. Also pictured are Steve Rayner (left) and Willie Rigney. Photo: © Steve Nash

FAYPOINT SUSIE wins in 29.14 Photo: © Steve Nash

Glorious Tom (t5) leads at the first bend from winner Romeo Steel (t1 rails) in heat 4 Photo: © Steve Nash

29.11 fastest of the round THE OTHER DONNY (t2 right) is led early in heat 2 by Garfiney Blake (t4). Photo: © Steve Nash

CHOPCHOP RAINBOW (t4) wins the sprint open from Crossfield Larry (t1). Photo: © Steve Nash

ROMEO FIREBRAND wins in 29.45 Photo: © Steve Nash

JUNCTIONFOURTEEN (t2) wins heat 1 Photo: © Steve Nash

MIAMI BULLET (t1) leads Fatboyz Harvey (t5) on his way to impressive 29.20 in heat 6 Photo: © Steve Nash

IVY HILL THUNDER (t2) leads Untold Euro (t1) before going on to win heat 3 in 29.17 Photo: © Steve Nash

NOWITSMYTURN (t1) leads Swords Fudge at the turn, going on to win in 29.26 Photo: © Steve Nash

UNANIMOUS LEON on his way to what turned out to be a SH win over Barefoot Awesome t2) in heat 5. Photo: © Steve Nash

ZOO LURU (t1) leads Hawkfield Abbie (t5) at the first bend in heat 1. Photo: © Steve Nash

THE OTHER DONNY 29.11 in heat 2. Photo: © Steve Nash

GRAND PRIX WITHDRAWAL: Greenwell Ange has been withdrawn lame from the final of the ARC Grand Prix at Sunderland on Friday. All the opens


Original 6/4 ante post favourite Wicky Ned cruised through to the final of the Bresbet Gymcrack with a 28.62 semi final win on Sunday.

He is joined in the final by (original prices): Droopys Supply (12/1) Ellanne Run (14/1), Droopys Extragud (16/1), No Better Feelin (16/1) and Bramble Tango (28/1).

Following the draw, the bookies are currently betting: 4/9 Wicky Ned, 6/1 Droopys Supply, 13/2 Ellane Run, 9/1 Droopys Extragud, 14/1 No Better Feelin, 20/1 Bramble Tango.

Here are the thoughts of Racing Manager Andrew Mascarenhas on next week’s decider.