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RACING POST JUVENILE - WIMBLEDON 480M (£5,000)

Will Sanchez Score? Will Maum Become A Legend? Will Newinn Win? Will Gravy Be Laughing? Will Dimmick Likeitalot? Is Ballymac The One To Back? The only thing I know for sure is this will be sensational! 

 

If we talk about Dolores Rocket, Slaneyside Hare, Ayr Flyer, Top Savings, Fear Zafonic and Ballymac Eske you could forgiven for thinking we are describing a Hall Of Fame but these are just some of the amazing previous winners of the Racing Post Juvenile.

 

This year's race is an absolute cracker and looks set to have the greyhound world gripped. Six outstanding greyhounds who all have ferocious early-pace making the race to the corner of vital importance. 

 

Pat Buckley will be hoping to return over the Irish Sea after another successful raiding party with Lenson Sanchez. He came from Ireland and beat all in the RFS Puppy Derby. He was brilliant on the Night Of The Stars in Ireland and he's started 2015 off well recording a very fast 28.08 at Shelbourne Park. He clocked 28.66 -10 in a trial on the 21st February and connections are hopeful of further improvement.

 

Newinn Yolo was crowned the 2014 Standard Greyhound Of The Year and Best Newcomer. He narrowly missed out on Greyhound Of The Year but his army of fans cheered him to victory in The Caffreys Puppy Classic and The All England Cup. He put in a brilliant trial on Wednesday of 28.61 -20 that was easily the quickest of the session. (the closest to him was Airfield Paudie 28.80). If he makes the corner in front it really will be all over because he is arguably the strongest greyhound over the trip.

 

On Friday it was Jimmy Wright's greyhound Maum Legend who set tongues wagging with a 28.61 -20. Maum Legend may not have the big titles but is one of the most consistent greyhounds in training having finished runner-up in the Eclipse and finished 3rd in the All England Cup behind Newinn Yolo. He must come away in his best fashion to stand a chance of being on the winners podium. 

 

You simply can't write off Laughing Gravy the Romford Puppy Cup Champion who can really roar to the bend. Likeitalot 3rd in RFS Puppy Derby with a great draw in trap-one can also fly to the corner and Ballymac Brogan has got impressive course and distance form.

 

It's set to be breathtaking, who will come out on top?

 

CONNECTIONS

 

Lenny Ponder Owner Of Lenson Sanchez

 

'This is the hottest Juvenile I've seen for years. You need luck every time you go out the door and please God we get some on Tuesday night. I just hope all the dogs come off safe and it's a fantastic race, I'm sure it will be. We are happy with Sanchez and feel his trial will bring him on and we are excited about Tuesday'.

 

Pat Rosney Trainer Of Newinn Yolo 

 

'He trialled brilliantly at Wimbledon and went fastest of the session. He has come out of the trial well and we could not be more pleased. It will not be easy to win up against five top dogs. You need that bit of luck because any mistakes at this level get punished. He's shown he runs Wimbledon well and that's great news not just for this race but for the Derby'.

 

Jimmy Wright Trainer Of Maum Legend

 

'We gave him a break and to be honest he is just coming to hand now. I was delighted with his trial at Wimbledon and I expect that to bring him on further. It's a long way to Wimbledon for us but this dogs a fantastic traveller and it does not seem to bother him. He's got a good draw and we need him to have his trapping boots on because if he does he will be a contender. This will be one of the best races of the year and it's great to be involved in it. His main targets will be the Scottish Derby and then hopefully back at Wimbledon for a crack at the Derby'.

 

Draw 21.08 

 

T1 Likeitalot

T2 Newinn Yolo

T3 Lenson Sanchez

T4 Maum Legend (m)

T5 Ballymac Brogan (m)

T6 Laughing Gravy (w)

 

Live Sky Sports 4 HD - Tuesday 3rd March (19.00 - 21.30)