Macari's Hercules shows strength to win at Notts
Kelly Macari: Trains Nottingham sprint winner Mill HerculesPICTURE: STEVE NASH
MILL HERCULES was an emphatic winner of the Stadium Bookmakers Sprint Trophy final at Nottingham on Monday night.
Kelly Macari's black broke better than he did in last week's heats and drove the first bend well to kick on into a winning lead and beat the well-supported Around Corners by three lengths in 17.97sec.
Another feature of the Bags card were four Caffreys Puppy Classic Trial Stakes (competition proper starts next Monday) with the first of these going to John Millard's Swindon Produce Stakes winner Peacemaker in 30.40sec, Dave Firmager's Romeo You Decide made all in the next to record 30.39sec.
A fast start paved the way to success for Sean Davy's Rince Cosmo who took the third in 30.30sec while Charlie Lister's Killieford Deal impressed when scoring by a shade over five lengths in 30.23sec.
Earlier on the programme were two heats of a Betfred Maiden Standard Trophy (500m) competition (final next Monday) the first of which was won by Alex Grewcock's Ballymac Boy (7-4), who enjoyed a dream run up the rail to record 30.65sec.
Anticipated favourite Express Dancer was a non-runner for heat two which led to Homestead Call being sent off an odds-on jolly and Paula Timmins' charge duly made all in a time of 30.43sec.
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HEATS of the Coral On TV Puppy Trophy competition at Romford attracted a decent turn out and Jim Reynolds' Oscars Goodbye (3-1) took advantage of s good draw on the fence to land the opener in 24.60sec.
The second eliminator saw Dean Childs' Maisys Options (5-1) control the race from the front in 24.20sec while the third heat saw Jim Reynolds' back on the scoresheet with Paulees Stevie (9-2) who came late and fast to steal the prize in 24.58sec.
Draw for Friday's final (live on RPGTV).
1 Oscars Goodbye, 2 Droopys Deb, 3 Maisys Options, 4 Paulees Stevie (m), 5 Cabra Lee (m), 6 King Bruce (m).