Greyhounds: Telboy strikes in Rye Leger final.
LUACHMHAR TELBOY completed an unbeaten run through the event when making all to take Sunday's Mick Fawsitt Rye House St Leger final, writes Phil Donaldson. Sent off a 7-2 chance on the night, Sunday's success in the pounds 3,000-to-the-winner decider followed on from heat and semi-final wins at odds of 12-1 and 11-2 respectively.
The victory was a first competition success for his 63-year-old trainer Robert Orgles, who only took out a full licence around seven months ago.
Speaking from his Ockenden base, a chuffed Orgles stated: "Of course I'm well pleased, but I think the dog was a bit under-rated. He had the perfect make-up as the only wide, and his early pace was going to put him in front.
"It was an incredible chance for him and he took it well. We had a few bob on ante-post at 16s, and he's done everything right for us."
Orgles currently has 28 dogs in the kennels, and races graded at Harlow, where he's made a good start, as he stated: "I've managed about a 35 per cent strike, and it's been great to see some of the older dogs in the kennel doing well - I've had a few over five years old winning, and I've one bitch who recently won at six and a half!"
However, it's on the open scene where Orgles would like to make his mark, and he added: "I've had horses as well as dogs in the past, but now I'm giving it a real go with the greyhounds. I love open racing, and would love to get a few more dogs of this class in the kennel so that hopefully we can enjoy more moments like Sunday in the future."
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Sep 27, 2005|
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