Northern Puppy Derby Semi Final Night At Newcastle

For a reminder of last weeks first round heats please click here to take a look back at the videos.

Phil Barlow’s Velvet Violet got her career up and running at the third time of asking with a super first round heat win.  Nicely drawn against the rail Violet can make all with Diane Henry’s strong running Clona Curly looking set to follow her home and claim the second spot in next week’s final.


Maxine Locke’s Droopys Eunice looks absolutely plotted up against the rail and with anything like a start should be able to make the bend cleanly and set about her business off the front by the time they head onto the back straight.  We’ve yet to see the best of Ballymac Lineout but he’s a talented sort who should benefit from the extra space he’s likely to be afforded after the withdrawal off colour of Greenwell Ovett.  Eunice to land the spoils but Lineout can claim the second qualifying spot in next weeks final.

There was plenty to like about the performance of Kevin Hutton’s Coppice Ella last week and she looks booked to secure herself a place in next weeks final.  From a value perspective however Coppice Sapphire owned similarly to Ella by ‘Coppice Man’ Tony Brealey but trained locally here at Newcastle by Jimmy Fenwick looks particularly well drawn against the rail and can get the job done.


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Destiny Heads Quality Jacket Entry 

The Mark Wallis trained New Destiny headed a stella entry for this years Premier Greyhound Racing Golden Jacket when entries were finalised on Wednesday.  The October 2021 daughter of Grangeview Ten and Coonough Dolly is a winner of 12 of her 22 career races to date and prepped superbly for the competition with a 4489 calculated effort over the Jacket course and distance of 714m off the back of a lightning first lap time of 2297.  Ladbrokes have installed New Destiny as their 9/2 ante post favourite for the event with kennel mate Ballymac Taylor who was just 2 lengths back in that aforementioned trial last Saturday in as a clear 7/1 second fav with Jimmy Fenwick’s Bellmore Sally winner of the competition for the past two years installed at 16/1.




Forthcoming opens

Thursday: Hove –  Newcastle –  SwindonSuffolk Downs

Friday: Nottingham Romford

Saturday: Central ParkCrayfordMonmoreOxfordPerry Barr

Sunday: Sheffield – Towcester