Search

Top trainers fight for title

13:00 24 March 2014

The UK

The UK's leading greyhound trainers battle it out for honours at Sheffield

Archant

UK’s leading greyhounds go for glory

The UK’s leading greyhound trainers go head-to-head in an eight-race shootout to decide the Ladbrokes Trainers’ Championship winner for 2014 at Sheffield’s Owlerton Stadium tomorrow.

And in a meeting widely regarded as one of the best of the year, points really do make prizes.

Confined to the top six handlers in the previous year’s Trainer of the Year standings, champion trainer Mark Wallis leads the field and will be joined by ‘Derby King’ Charlie Lister, plus Chris Allsopp, Barrie Draper, Seamus Cahill and Paul Young.

Lister has won five of the last nine Trainers’ Championship meetings - in which each trainer has a runner apiece in eight races over different distances or categories (bitches, pups etc) - and Farloe Tango leads his team.

The Greyhound of the Year and St Leger winner has a two-from-two record at Sheffield and will be fancied to strike gold over 720m - but the legendary trainer has a warning for punters.

“Sheffield doesn’t really play to his strengths, it’s a track where you’re always on the turn. But he’s never lost there, and I think the greyhound public want to see him race - so we’re in!” said Lister.

“The Coral Regency at Hove remains his main early-season target, and he seems to love the gallop there.”

Wallis is a runaway leader in the current Trainer of the Year standings and has the Ladbrokes Golden Jacket winner Hometown Honey in his team, while Cahill’s eight-strong squad is headed by Racing Post Juvenile champion Droopys Odell.

Young’s team includes highly-rated youngster Jaytee China, while Allsopp includes his kennel flagbearer Daddy Knowsbest and Draper will be hoping home advantage counts for his runners headed by Glenpadden Bolt.

Points per race are scored: 10-7-5-3-2-1.

Latest betting (Ladbrokes): 4-9 Charlie Lister, 7-2 Mark Wallis, 6 Paul Young, 16 Barrie Draper, Seamus Cahill, 50 Chris Allsopp.

SEE bagsracing.com for further details and big-race form.

SIS/ Sky Sports fixtures 2014

Sheffield – Tuesday, March 25

Swindon - Wednesday, April 16

Hove – Thursday, April 24

Wimbledon - Saturday, May 17

Wimbledon – Tuesday, May 20

Wimbledon – Saturday, May 24

Wimbledon – Saturday, May 31

Newcastle - Wednesday, June 4

Kinsley – Tuesday, June 10

Sheffield - Tuesday, June 24

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:23
Nick Reynolds and Joe Bricknell celebrate Romford's win over Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Striker pleased to pick up points ahead of FA Cup test

Yesterday, 13:57
England head coach Stuart Lancaster has named his squad for the Rugby World Cup (pic: Andrew Matthews/PA)

Lancaster names eight Sarries in 31-man roster for World Cup

File photo dated 19-05-2012 of West Ham United's Kevin Nolan celebrates with the Championship Play-Off Trophy

On the day he leaves, our West Ham Correspondent looks over the four years that the skipper was at the club

Yesterday, 13:00
Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Urchins boss praises Purcell & Knight after big Redbridge win

Most read sport

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder