TROY SUZIEEQ became the biggest-priced winner in the event’s history when landing a surprise but deserved victory in the Premier Greyhound Racing Regency Final at Hove on Saturday.

The £20,000-to-the-winner GBGB Category One annual formed part of a fantastic double-header at the Sussex track, which included the Coral Sussex Cup Final as well as supporting competitions. However, the biggest prize of the night went the way of the Romford-based 28-1 chance.

A March 2019 daughter of Kinloch Brae and Redzer Ruby, railer Troy Suzieeq broke well from a wider-than-usual trap five pitch and was always bossing proceedings once riding a bump at the first bend and putting daylight between herself and her rivals off the second bend of the 695m six-bend trip.

Thereafter the three-year-old withstood a challenge from Chelms Cub (Jason Heath) at the third turn and then Bombardier (Mark Wallis) off the final bend before holding the renewed effort of that rival and crossing the line half a length clear of Bombardier, with Callmesteve (John Mullins) a staying-on close-up third.

Winning trainer David Mullins, who also trained 25-1 Prince Of Troy to win last year’s Olympic, said of the Mick Gollogly-owned runner: “To be honest I’m slightly in shock. I had to look again when they trapped – was that really trap five in front? I couldn’t believe it, but was delighted of course!

“Then again she still had so much work to do, but this bitch is just so game – and she needed to be in such a strong field. She kept going.”

Winning owner Mick Gollogly added: “I just love Brighton – I’ve always said it! Myself and Kelly (Searle) won the Olympic with Prince Of Troy – and now this. Fantastic. Many thanks to all at Brookside Kennels – David, Julie and the team – and to Brendan Maunsell in Tralee who bred her.”

In addition to the Premier Greyhound Racing Regency Final and the Coral Sussex Cup, won by Belinda Green’s Ninja Kerry, there were victories in the supporting finals for the Liz McNair-trained Havana Class (16.17sec) in the Coral Sussex Cup Sprint Trophy and Richard Rees’s Whats Up Eva (29.91sec) in the Coral Bitch Dual Distance Trophy.