Seamus Cahill has impressive Champions Night at Romford

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Seamus Cahill has impressive Champions Night at Romford
Before last night, Seamus Cahill had already won enough races this year to make him eligible for the Trainers Championship, barring some minor setback. But after last night at Romford, it will take a major miracle for someone to best Cahill. His hounds won four races on Champions Night at Romford, significantly boosting his huge lead.
The three later Champions Night races included the Standard Final, the Marathon Final, and the Stakes Final.  After winning the Champions Night Puppy Final and the Watch Coral TV Standard earlier in the evening, Cahill took two of the final three events, including one of the biggest races of the year, the £10,000 Champions Night Stakes Final.
Coral Champions Night Standard Final
Tearaway John beat 5-4 race favourite, Fire For Effect, by a length in the Standard Final, giving Cahill his third win that night. John had the best start of the field, and took an early lead on his way to victory. Taking third place was Mays Rocknroller, 1¾ lengths back of Effect.
Fourth place went to Mays Rocknroller, while Droopys Cruyff took fifth, just ahead of last place finisher, Kish Corsair.
Coral Champions Night Marathon Final
Even if Cahill had a greyhound in the Marathon Final, it probably not have given him his fifth victory of the night. Bodell Clare was impressive with a 12 ¼ length win over Droopys Kirbee.  Right from the traps, there was no doubt in this race as to who would win.
It was a close fight for second with Kirbee taking it by a neck over Matching Amy. Another 5 lengths back, in fourth, was Capel Yankee, and a head behind him was Mistley Lucky, a 50-1 longshot. In last was Salacres Freedom.
Coral Champion Stakes Final
With Cahill already winning two Champions races on the night, and one of the day’s earlier races, the Champion Stakes Final was set to be exciting. It didn’t disappoint.
Cahill had Raving Black racing for him out of the second trap, but it was race 9-4 race favourite, Kildallon Bound, who took the early lead.  A surprise collision on the first bend between Bound and Bubbly Verdasco changed everything, giving Black a chance to move inside to the rails. Now ahead and on the inside, Black was able to pull ahead for good, winning the Stakes final by 6 ¼ lengths over Bound, giving Cahill his third Champions victory of the day.
In third place was Centurion Enry, finishing just a ½ length behind Bound. Verdasco, who helped engineer Black’s win, fell a long way back and finished in last place. All That Noise took fourth, and Bourne Masons placed fifth.
Cahill won the Trainers Championship in 2008 and is looking to take home his second title. After the results of Champions Night at Romford, that second title is something he can look forward to.



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