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The Caffreys Puppy Classic - Nottingham 500m (£7,500)

Crossfield Cesar swoops to conquer in the 2015 The Caffreys Puppy Classic final at Nottingham and bank the £7,500 to-the-winner prize. When Crossfield Cesar crossed the line in front it gave Seamus Cahill his third victory in this amazing race making him the joint most successful trainer alongside Mark Wallis with three victories each.


Droopys Buick was sent off the favourite but he had a difficult trap-five draw to overcome. He rocketed out but just failed to clear the opposition at the corner. It was Camp Joker that came out of the second-bend in front and Crossfield Cesar at this stage was only fourth and looked like he had plenty to do. Droopys Buick started to fly and Coolavanny Pat was also moving well, hitting the third-bend Droopys Buick was forced to check and Coolavanny Pat was done no favours. Crossfield Cesar swooped around the outside and hit the front to the cheers of his supporters. Camp Joker tried to rally but it was in vein Crossfield Cesar would not be denied and powered home to win by 1.75L over Camp Joker in 29.87 +10. See full result here 


When you look at some of the previous winners;Top Savings (2001), Droopys Shearer (2003), Ballymac Niloc (2004), Fear Robben (2006), Droopys Oscar (2010), Farloe Iceman (2011), Ballymac Eske (2012), and Newinn Yolo (2013) you start to realise how special this competition really is. Crossfield Cesar is in illustrious company but he's got the potential to become a superstar. Camp Joker, Droopys Buick, Fred The Shed, Pumpstreet Niall and Coolavanny Pat are all names your set to hear a lot more about it. There's every chance that future big race winners lined up for this 2015 The Caffreys Puppy Classic Final.


Seamus Cahill on Crossfield Cesar 


"He did not break in his best fashion, got the run of the race a little but he showed terrific pace down the back and ran out a worthy winner. It's great for us to get back on the scoreboard and enjoy a change of fortunes. I've won this before with Droopys Oscar and Droopys Odell, it's great to chalk up a third victory with Crossfield Cesar. This competition is always up there with the best puppy competitions in the country with so many great previous winners."


I" would have to speak with the owners but likely targets will be Kent Derby and later in the year the Eclipse back at Nottingham. It's going to be a big step up moving in to all aged company but that's what we have to do. You always hope for a Derby dog and one area Crossfield Cesar can improve is his breaking. He's got a ping break in him and if he develops that more consistently you'd like to think he will be a Derby dog. He's got the pace and the potential to develop in to a very good dog".