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Greyhounds: Telboy strikes in Rye Leger final.

Byline: Phil Donaldson

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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