Liz McNair won her first ever Judgement Night competition at Hove on Saturday night and in typical fashion, the meeting saw a string of surprises, twists and turns all culminating with a fabulous sixth leg finale (details below).

For those participating, the PGR sponsored event lived up to its hype and more. Here are the thoughts of Rab McNair

Meanwhile John Mullins, traditonally a man of few words, was keen to acknowledge the efforts made in staging the event.

Liz and Rab McNair land the Judgement Night spoils after Queen Joni’s track record in the concluding leg – presentation by Hove General Manager Lena Birch, Racing Manager Rob Abrey and Garry Nash, Premier Greyhound Racing MD (right). Photo: © Steve Nash

Trophies on display Photo: © Steve Nash

QUEEN JONI sets a new Hove 500m track record of 28.81, leading home Crafty Shivoo (t1) by nearly five lengths and clinching the PGR Judgement Night Trainers’ title for Liz and Rab McNair. Photo: © Steve Nash

Dog racing’s version of the VAR offside line: Hove’s screen display of the photo finish shows Liz McNair trained King Sydney’s short head verdict over Kevin Hutton’s Coppice Ella (top) in the Standard. Photo: © Steve Nash

Aayamza Sydney is greeted by Lorraine Hyde-Banning – Aayamzaboys Syndicate’s regular (and loud) cheerleader – after landing the 515. Kennelhand Callum Field-Mullins looks on. Photo: © Steve Nash

CLONA KODY takes early command of the Pups race, leading Swift Carlo (t1) at the first bend, to get Richard Rees off to a flying start in Saturday’s opening race. Photo: © Steve Nash

AAYAMZA SYDNEY lands the Mullins joker at 6-1 in the Judgement Night 515, leading home Uncle Freddie (t5 Rees) and hot favourite King Memphis (t2 McNair) Photo: © Steve Nash

GARFINEY BLAZE brings some much needed cheer to the Mark Wallis camp, landing his Joker for max points in the Stayers.
PGR Judgement Night meeting. Photo: © Steve Nash

Hove Puppy Cup finalist DROOPYS PIVOTEL, on only his third start, wins 500m supporting open on the Judgement Night card in a superb 28.91 for Maxine Locke Photo: © Steve Nash

Sand flying at Hove’s first bend as King Sydney (t5) leads Glorious Tom (t2) in the Standard. Liz McNair’s runner was all out at the finish though, holding the wide running Coppice Ella (t6) by a short head. Photo: © Steve Nash

The opening round of the Ladbrokes Kent St. Leger gets underway at Crayford this evening.

Although only 20 greyhounds are due to go to traps for the four first round heats, there is an abundance of quality throughout and every race looks competitive.

Golden Jacket winner Razldazl Rolex is the ante post favourite with three Mark Wallis trained hounds next in the betting including two who will be on a revenge mission with Ricky Holloway’s runner.

Following a discussion to preview Judgement Night, the Champion Trainer offered some insight to his four KSL entries.

4/1 Dazl Rolex, 5/1 Ballymac Taylor, Coonough Crow, 8/1 Minnie Bullet, 9/1 Baywatch Bullet, 10/1 Capel Rose, 12/1 Droopys Flotilla, 14/1 Ballymac Johnjo, 16/1 Razldazl Amanda, 22/1 Low Pressure, Maleficent, 25/1 Longacres Porto, Swift Delta, 28/1 Swift Jock, 28/1  A Mystical Love, 50/1 Terrific Tonic, 66/1 Droopys Moose, Popsi Girl Cerys, 80/1 Feora Poppy, Harlequin Windy

Betting: 1/1 Coonough Crow, 2/1 Caprl Rose, 10/3 Low Pressure, 10/1 Swift Jock, 16/1 Droopys Moose


Betting: 1/2 Ballymac Taylor, 11/4 Droopys Flotilla, 6/1 Maleficent, 12/1 A Mystical Love, 25/1 Feora Poppy


Betting: 6/4 Ballymac Johnjo, Razldazl Amanda, 7/2 Swift Delta, 6/1 Longacres Porto, 20/1 Harlequin Windy


Betting: 2/5 Dazl Rolex, 4/1 Baywatch Bullet, 4/1 Minnie Bullet, 20/1 Popsi Girl Cerys, Terrific Tonic

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