Mick Livesey has bought a beautiful young bitch pup Razldazl Jayfkay out of Razldazl Pru.
Mick Livesey is Daily columinist for the Sport Newspaper, man behind the keyboard for SkyGreyhounds on Sky-Sports, editor of Greyhound Express and a man that does not mince his words
Blonde Snapper trained by Mark Wallis won the final missing the trouble encountered by most of the field, he won after holding off a challenge from Farloe Ironman to take the £125,000 first prize. Defending champion Taylors Sky was well placed when being baulked.
Irish entry Razldazl Jayfkay trained by Dolores Ruth had broken the track record in the second round with a 28.08sec performance but suffered in a messy semi final race and was eliminated along with her other two highly fancied runners Razaldazal Rioga and Razadazl Bugatti.
Razldazl Jayfkay 2012 English Greyhound Derby
Favourite and top rated Razldazl Jayfkay led from the boxes but in trying to make for the inside, as Judicial Ruling made for the outside, suffered along with Bubbly Phoenix and allowed the outsider and lowest rated Farloe Ironman to lead after the first bend. The strong running dog made the most of the opportunity and went clear to win unchallenged by 3 1/2 lengths in an impressive 28.16. The other inside runners had also tightened up at the first, but Coolavanny Bert remained unscathed to claim second place in 28.44, with Judicial Ruling being the first to recover from the skirmishes on the outside to claim the third final place a length and a quarter further back in third recording 28.54. The favourite was fourth a length and 3/4 back in 28.68, whilst Bubbly Phoenix was fifth some length and a quarter behind in 28.78. Bringing up the rear was the quietly faniced inside runner, Razldazl Rioga in a time of 28.92.