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    British Performance Of The Week - Week 21, 2024
British Performance Of The Week - Week 21, 2024
AERO ARRAN - back to his best at Monmore Photo: Steve Nash. Source: greyhoundstar.co.uk

British Performance Of The Week - Week 21, 2024

Despite Queen Georgia's elimination from the Derby on Friday, spirits were lifted on Sunday when she landed the Time Greyhound Nutrition Three Steps To Victory. On a relatively calm track, she beat Savana Heross by four lengths in 38.88. This marks the fifth Cat One win for her litter.

At Towcester, the standout performance was easily King Memphis, who equalled the 500m track record and is the current Derby favourite.

But the Derby wasn't the only highlight. On Sunday, Ballymac Taylor set a new 942m track record at Towcester, shaving three lengths off Aayamza Royal’s previous record with a 57.91 run. Not So Slow became the third fastest hound over the 270m course with a 15.51 run, just shy of the records set by Havana Class (15.45) and Flashing Willow (15.42).

Dazl Rolex, after missing the Kent St. Leger Final, returned to Crayford on Sunday with a near six-length win in 44.97, matching his personal best from March.

Rioja Bungle, the ante-post favourite for the BGBF British Bred Maiden Derby, showed significant improvement by knocking half a second off his time in the semi-finals and winning the final with a respectable 28.37. March On Frankie also delivered a new fastest-of-the-year (FOY) run for the 640m at 38.91.

March On Freddie at Hove was also noteworthy. In a night where the fastest 500m opens were between 29.47 and 29.64, David Mullins' young star romped to victory in 28.98 (+10), winning by nearly 10 lengths. He looks promising for the 2025 Derby.

At Sunderland, the top performance typically goes to an A1 winner. This week, however, it was overshadowed by A2 winner A Lucky View, whose 27.29 was faster than any of the top heat winners. He'll likely move up in class as he aims for a hat-trick.

Pelaw’s highlight was Mags Star’s run of 26.05 in the A2 event, dethroning defending Performer of the Week, Rapido Spooks.

John Campbell’s Sallowglen Hope improved on his previous trial time at Swindon’s 476m course, winning an A5 on debut with a 28.77 (+20). After struggling with a grade hike to A2, he set a new personal best of 28.00 (+20) in a maiden open on Thursday.

At Nottingham, despite no open races this week, Roanna Grout’s 29.92 A3 win on Monday was notable. Yet, De Bumblebee’s 17.97 D2 win in his 90th career outing was equally impressive.

The Coral Coronation Cup, returning to a June slot, begins on Friday. Miami Bullet’s 35.21 run on Friday night was particularly impressive among probable contenders.

At Yarmouth, Tromora Rex was favoured for Saturday night’s 659m open but was defeated by kennelmate Chelms Chris, whose 40.73 was the fastest since August last year.

At Harlow, Goodboy Chubbs won the A2 with a six-length lead in the fastest time of the week, 26.30.

Suffolk Downs saw Bronson outpace Savana Robbie with a 23.95 run, the quickest of the week.

At Monmore, Aero Arran nabbed Saka Falcon in the final stride of an A1 event earlier in the week, recording 28.21.

Doncaster's slow track conditions didn't stop Droopys Cozy from winning the A1 with a 29.40 (+20) run, just edging it as the week's best.

At Kinsley, Ballymac Don’s 27.90 run in A2 was the fastest of the week, outperforming the 28.00 and 28.01 times.

Asbo Lenny continued his strong performance at Central Park with a 29.29 win, marking three wins and two seconds in his last five races.

Perry Barr’s top run was by De Sting with a 28.28 in A3 company, but Swizz Star’s A1 success in 28.36 (+10) might be the better performance.

Different Speed extended her winning streak to 11 at Perry Barr with a near six-length victory in 15.98, maintaining her dominance in Wales.

At Oxford, Mustang Ojay’s 14.90 sprint open race win was just shy of the fastest run of the year, standing out among a series of fast times on Saturday.

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