Mr Chow runs down Express to land Regency
Chris Lund: Won the Coral Regency final with Mr ChowPICTURE: STEVE NASH
MR CHOW (5-2) was a sensational winner of the £8,000 Coral Regency final at Hove on Tuesday night.
Chris Lund's railer, who remains unbeaten over this C&D, produced a strong run from the final bend to catch runaway leader Express Trend close home in a speedy 41.03sec.
The first of the eight televised races was a 515-metre Puppy event bringing together two of the hottest youngsters in the country.
Charlie Lister's Farloe Tango (7-4) got first run on Ballymac Eske and, after chasing down early leader Ballymac Tobias, led from the third bend and kept on well to beat the Sheffield raider by 1 1/2L in a very useful 29.50sec.
Sprinters were up next and, following crowding on the inner, Seamus Cahill's Guinness Smokie (10-1) was able to sweep around the outer and forge on to record a 2 3/4L success over Lil Risky in a time of 16.47sec.
Hurdlers got their turn in the spotlight at 8.45 and Jason Foster's Any Questions (3-1), who started and jumped well, comfortably made all to beat Baran Bally Hi by 3 1/4L in a time of 30.42sec.
The Bitches race saw Rockburst Pearl (5-2) upset the odds when beating Silverview Perky the 2-5 jolly.
Matt Dartnall's bitch broke best and was always holding Charlie Lister's Oaks heroine to record a 1 1/4L success in 29.57sec.
Dogs only lined up for the 475m event at 9.20 and Paul Young's Jaytee Tiger (7-2), fast becoming a course and distance specialist, cracked out and made all in 27.60sec.
There was a classy turnout for the 515m Standard at 9.40 and, in a race where the lead changed hands on four occasions, it was Dave Hunt's Sawpit Sensation (4-1) that swept around the outer to lead off the final bend and record a 1 3/4L victory in 29.94sec.
A lung-bursting 930m Marathon preceded the Regency and Tony Gifkins' Bubbly Capel (4-6F) shot to the front at the first bend and maintained a relentless gallop to beat Aero Gaga by 3 1/4L in 56.80sec.
There were three open races prior to the live televised coverage starting with a 475m event for which Phil Simmonds' Trevi You Go (2-1JF) was an emphatic 5 1/2L winner in a sparkling 27.55sec.
Jason Foster's Lets Do This (7-1) was a surprise but game winner of the 740-metre Stayers' at 7.40 - making all in a time of 44.75sec.
The 515m Standard at 7.55 went to Tony Collett's Lenson Johnny (9-2) who made all in a time of 29.80sec.