AL AN INDO WINNER
The Irish Independent competition dog Razldazl Al (Makeshift/ Dundooan Diva) finally got his act together at his fifth attempt when a very easy winner of the opening A4.
Trained by Dolores Ruth for the Family Rocks Syndicate, he was only third into the back straight as Canaska Miner led from Morell Minx. Then Razldazl really upped the tempo and raced past the two leaders before the third bend and then stormed clear to win by eight lengths from Baby Bilko in 28.99. Canaska Miner was a half length back in third.
Carol was the winner of the Irish Independent/Irish Greyhound Board promotion in which the prize was the ownership of a greyhound for a year with many side benefits. The dog was picked by Carol, husband Pat and children and they opted for a young dog from Dolores Ruth’s kennels.
The dog has been named Razldazl Al and is a son of Makeshift and Dundooan Diva.
He has done fine in trials and is expected to run a big race in the third heat tonight.
“We are getting very excited. We hope to have a group of seven or eight at Harold’s Cross and I am actually getting the chance to present the dog for weigh-in,” Carol said.
And how is the dog shaping? Ruth said: “He is in great form and I am expecting him to run very well.
“Preparations have gone well, but with dogs having their first race you never know how things will work out, but he is shaping like a nice early paced dog and hopefully he gets his break.”
Razldazl Al (8.24) is nominated to win Heat 3, though Da Vinci Max looks a real threat. Tarbrook Turbo (8.11) and Forest Enya are very interesting runners in Heat 2.