An interesting week

22.4.22. Noduff Imperial (pictured) made her debut this week in A7 and recorded a very respectable 29.48 showing good pace after a tardy start and running on well. That was clearly too much effort for Absinthe as she promptly came into season and will now have the best part of three months off!

Noduff Dunes was scheduled to trial today as the first step in her recovery from a muscle tweak but the trial has had to be cancelled as Mia, too, has come into season. That makes three of them with their feet up as Noduff Bellagio (Bonnie) also succumbed earlier in the month.

We therefore have just the one bitch flying the flag for the kennel at the moment. Fortunately Noduff Flamingo is doing us proud. Raspberry won her A8 in fine style this week, weaving her way through from the rear to take it up off the final bend. It would take a brave man to say that she can’t go on and take an A7 such was the way in which she won. That’s now three from four for her and, in between, she qualified to run over six bends. Well done Raspberry!

Turning to the boys and Noduff Excalibur did us proud by winning his first A1 on Thursday evening, leading all the way in a race full of early pace and recording 28.57. Jock made the most of a good draw in trap one, showed early pace and never looked back. For the second week in a row he was also still on top at the pick up.

Down at Crayford, Noduff Grand had the second of his four dog clearing trials and it passed without incident. He got bumped on the way to the first bend as he headed for the rails and the one dog moved off but Wallace tucked in behind and stayed on well to finish second in 23.96 off a 3.70 sectional. It will be interesting to see what Wallace can do with a clear run. Most importantly there were no shenanigans in either trial and he just has to run cleanly in the third and final trial to requalify for racing. He will likely do better over six bends in due course as he stayed well enough over 480m at Monmore.

Noduff Klondike has had two trials now and awaits his third. He railed quite tightly from three last time out and will start nearer the rail next time.