Dynmo goes through the gears in Nottingham final
Pat Rosney: His Head Iton Eoin was fastest heat winner at NottsPICTURE: STEVE NASH
DYNAMO JOE (10-11F) was a mighty impressive winner of the Caffreys Sprint Trophy Final at Nottingham on Monday night.
Carol Weatherall's dog, who was making it seven wins from his last eight starts, broke level with market danger Murlens Crash but drove the first bend better and surged clear thereafter for an emphatic 17.67sec romp.
The Nottingham card included heats of the Betfred.com Dual Distance Trophy with eliminators run over the 480-metre course and next week's final over 500m.
Heat one saw Frisby Barney (5-1) show the better early pace and lead by three lengths down the back straight but, in the end, Dave Pruhs' black was all out to hold his rallying kennelmate Ballymac Barn by a short-head in 29.08sec.
An Interesting second heat saw Pat Rosney's Head Iton Eoin (7-1) get first run on his field to make all in 29.02sec.
Henlow Puppy Derby finalist Fifis Legend missed his break but did a lot of running to get into second place while Scottish Derby finalist Bowtime Sykes stole third close home and qualified for next week's decider where he'll be a lot wiser for this run.
Romford's Monday evening Bags card was highlighted by three heats of the Coral On TV Maiden Stayers' Trophy (575m) for which Smiler Jack is the fastest qualifier going forward to Friday's £750 final.
Chris Mosdall's dog, the 11-10 favourite who went in the opening heat, took full advantage of a plot draw on the fence to miss first bend argy-bargy and then quicken away from the wide running Stellars Blue for a convincing 4 1/4L success in 35.61sec.
An uneventful heat two saw Chris Stringer's Hernandez, an uneasy 5-2 jolly, show the superior early pace and lead up from his kennelmate Ardmayle Player.
And that's basically how it stayed with the winner scoring by 1 3/4L and clocking 35.81sec
Claude Gardiner's Droopys Xavier (5-4F) was quietly impressive in coming from off the pace to overpower the leaders in heat three.
Despite a slow break and a first bend bump, the September 10 youngster was still charging into the third bend where he was forced to check and lost valuable momentum.
However, he was back in full stride on the approach to the fifth and stormed to the front on the turn for home and won going away in a time of 35.77sec.
Draw for Friday's final (live on RPGTV).
1 Smiler Jack, 2 Droopys Xavier, 3 Hernandez (m), 4 Stellars Blue (w), 5 Ardmayle Mohamad (w), 6 Ardmayle Player (w).