Search

King’s Lynn trainer is hoping for derby success at Yarmouth Stadium

PUBLISHED: 06:00 21 September 2017

Clondoty Alex took the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium in 2016. Picture: Rob Colman

Clondoty Alex took the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium in 2016. Picture: Rob Colman

© Rob Colman 2016. No Syndication.

The 71st East Anglian Greyhound derby takes place this evening at Yarmouth Stadium.

This year’s final features a very rare situation where two trainers have two runners each in the final.

Paul Young, attached to Romford, has Bubbly Turbo and Bubbly Bluebird competing to win the £15,000 prize on offer whilst King’s Lynn-based trainer Kevin Boon also has two, kennel-mates Knockard Spring and racing fans’ favourite Murrys Act.

The race itself is full of stories, with trainer Charlie Lister targeting the big prize, aiming for his 12th East Anglian Greyhound Derby title if Newinn Shadow goes on to take the victory.

Another class act amongst the line-up is Hiya Butt, this year’s Peterborough Derby Winner and English Derby finalist for the last two years. He must have a serious case for winning the final from trap two.

The last time he was in this box in a trial he recorded a lightning split time of 5.25 and this could see him lead up the field and kick on clear.

On his inside is Bubbly Turbo, who will be looking to go one better than last year when he made the final, coming runner-up to Clondoty Alex.

Drawn in red again, connections will be hoping a better break than in last year’s final would see him bring home gold.

Kennel-mate Bubbly Bluebird, multiple big open race winner, will be hoping he has his trapping boots on for this final. If he does he will take some beating on the night.

Murrys Act, this year’s English Derby finalist and Coral Champion Stakes winner, has caught the eyes of racing spectators on more than one occasion so far in his derby campaign.

Most noticeably in the first round he clocked a breath-taking 27.27 run, winning by a very impressive margin.

This run was 10 spots off the current track record at the stadium and the third fastest time ever at the track over the standard distance.

Kennel-mate, the improving Knockard Spring, will be hoping to ping just as he did so competently in his first round battle with Marians Dream.

This would ensure he had a realistic chance of taking the win.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Gorleston made it four unbeaten in all competitions and two clean sheets in a row with this hard-fought win.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Wellesley plays host to Wroxham for the second time in a matter of days this afternoon, with Great Yarmouth Town desperate to shake off their poor form.

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Norfolk Senior Cup will take centre stage under the lights at Emerald park tonight as rivals Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town battle it out for a spot in the next round of the competition.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Striker Connor Ingram has left Lowestoft Town FC and rejoined Gorleston.

Most Read

Tue, 18:54

Four police officers were forced to sit on a man to get him under control during a dramatic arrest in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Police
Mon, 10:09

American fast food chain Taco Bell is launching in Great Yarmouth and now its location has been revealed.

Read more
Jonathan Newman
Thu, 17:29

Two cars have been involved in a collision in Gorleston High Street.

Read more
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Mon, 13:40

A teenager has been charged after a woman in her 60s was assaulted on the Great Yarmouth market place.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Tue, 13:01

A teenager who was found with a flick knife shortly after a man was slashed across the neck in Great Yarmouth has been jailed.

Read more
Martin Ivory

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy