Big Heat storms to victory in the 515m Grade A2 race
Big Heat continued his good run of form, winning the 515 metres Grade A2 race at Hove on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. He was not the favourite, but still ended up on top, earning a cash prize of £129.
The triumphant greyhound was also victorious in his previous race at Hove, thus he was given a good starting price of 3 to 1 by the bookmakers. He certainly lived up to the expectations of everyone in the end.
Big Heat completed the race distance in 30.32 seconds, after breaking in from trap number two. He got off to a decent start, and kept in increasing his speed as the finish throughout the race. He was unable to build up a big lead, but still managed
to end up ahead of the runner up by 0.07 seconds.
K. J. Tester’s trained dog is the son of Green Heat, out of Strickeen View and was born in February, 2009.
Second place went to Fabulous Shanty, who ran really well, but failed to end up on top of the table. She could have won, but did not get off to a good start. This cost her some time and she had to settle for the runner up place.
J. E. Gammon’s trained bitch went into the race from trap number five, and completed the overall distance in 30.39 seconds. She was given a starting price of 6 to 1 by the bookmakers, but exceeded expectations in the end.
The runner up bitch is the daughter of Fabulous Snowy, out of Bright Ebony and was born in January, 2010. She was the youngest participant in the event.
Ayamzalady, trained by S. A. Cahill, managed to complete the race in third place, after popping out from trap number one. She had a starting price of 7 to 2, and just managed to finish ahead of, Romeo Neo, by a short head’s distance.
The third placed bitch is the daughter of Westmead Hawk, out of Wee Grass Hopper and was born in May, 2009.
Further down the order, Romeo Neo completed the race in fourth place. He was also trained by Gammon and had a starting price of 9 to 2.
The final two places were taken by Da Begger and Swift Lesson. The latter was the favourite to win with a starting price of 2 to 1, but failed to make an impression.
Overall, the race was quite an interesting one, as the top three fought hard for victory.