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Golden Jacket Final Preview

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Tuesday night the first category one winner of the year will be crowned after winning the 2015 Ladbrokes Golden Jacket and banking £17,500 for their connections. The ante-post favourite voodoo is alive and well after the great Roxholme Dream became its latest victim and joins a long list of 41 ante-post favourites that have bitten the dust. Roxholme Dream will shine brightly once again but Tuesday night will belong to another and her elimination means one thing the race is wide open.

 

Racenight Jenny was the quickest in round-one and she followed that up by being quickest in the semi-final (on calculated times) so connections have every right to be hopeful of winning this great event. She will have to trap better than in her semi-final but is more than capable of doing just that. If she wins will she be the first Category One winner to have had a litter of pups? 

 

At the end of the race these runners will have covered 24 bends in just over 10 days. To come out on top speed is perhaps not enough but must be combined with stamina. Bubbly Time has stamina in abundance and she showed in her semi-final she is certainly not lacking in the speed department so this may well be a major positive for her and puts her in the reckoning for sure.

 

Wiki Waki Woo is a greyhound that deserves huge credit she recently came 3rd in the Prestige at Hall Green and now lines up in another big final. She's appeared three times at Crayford twice in this competition and once in a trial-stake on each occasion she's had plenty of trouble and should she get a clear run could easily find significant improvement.

 

Black Francis is a very good greyhound who's no stranger to the winners enclosure and it would be no major surprise to see him come out on top. Millwards Amy and Malls Pride deserve huge praise for making the final.

 

TRAINERS VIEWS

 

Tony Collett on Racenight Jenny

 

'This is truly an amazing story when Jenny first came over we had problems and her owner Perry Madden actually changed his numbers. He could not take the amount of bad calls I was making it seemed like nearly every day I was calling with I'm sorry Perry this happened or that happened. She had to go on a drip and honestly it's been a nightmare but thankfully all that is now behind us and his patience and support is being rewarded. I'd say after the semi-final it's the best she's ever came out of a race for me and we are excited about the final. I honestly thought she was out in the semi-final after a horrendous break but she showed how clever and talented she really is. Very happy with the draw and hopefully she will break better (she can't break any worse) and be in a good position turning the opening corner. It would be truly remarkable for her to win this prestigious race after having a litter of pups. Crayford have been fantastic and great to the owner I'd like to thank them and Ladbrokes for sponsoring this great event'.

 

 

Lee Giftkins On Bubbly Time

 

'Absolutely made up for the Champagne Club and my mum Gloria and dad Tony who do all the hard work. It's fantastic for everyone involved to be in the final and we are all super excited. She had a Liver problem and we took her to the vet Bill Steele in Colchester, he identified it and gave her the medication. We knew there was a problem after Romford it was just not her running and so pleased to have her in this form now. She was brilliant in the semi-final and we are very hopeful of a big run in the final. We are very happy with the draw and the quick runs if anything seem to have brought her on. Friday morning she was bouncing you honestly would not have known she had raced over 714 metres the day before. I'd like to congratulate Crayford and Ladbrokes for their great sponsorship and hope we have a nice clean race on Tuesday and the best dog on the night wins'.