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St Leger Dream Becomes A Reality For Roxholme

 

Sent off the 7/4 favourite, when the lids opened she looked in all sorts of trouble but her bravery knew no bounds. She had the pace to rush up to the corner and emerge in front. From that moment Roxholme Dream was in complete control and despite 25/1 Killieford Khali, now four years old, trying his best to make a race of it. In terms of a contest it was all but over. Killieford Khali tired close home but came third in the classic for the second year running. It was 9/2 Millwards Teddy the Pin Point Recruitment Yorkshire St Leger champion who finished the race full of running to come second but Roxholme Dream still had a healthy advantage of 2.75L at the line in 41.68.

 

The six finalists all emerge with huge credit; Farley Chicken 4th, Chicago 5th and King Kane 6th will all have better nights. All are more than capable of making it on the winners podium of a big race in the future. There is though a feeling that the front two (Roxholme Dream and Millwards Teddy) will take some stopping in any competition they enter in the future. I must give a special mention to Killieford Khali he's no big win to his name but what a dog he's been; third in successive St Leger's, runner-up in the Yorkshire St Leger and an Essex Vase finalist.

 

Mark and Hayley Keightley are great for greyhound racing and it's so refreshing to see the belief they have in the sport. Mark said 'The aim next year is buy some more dogs, keep on breeding them and have a big push at getting in to the top-six in 2015'. It promises to be a very exciting time for all at the Roxholme kennel and with greyhounds like Roxholme Dream in the kennel you get the feeling the Keightley's are capable of achieving their overall dream.