Castlelyons Cofi confident compensate for Puppy Derby
Losing the final game of The 2012 Track Bookmakers Puppy Derby on October 5 was a big setback for Castlelyons Cofi who could not be able to do well even in the subsequent starts.
Despite these factors, the bettors have not given up the C. Lister trained black dog, but picked him as the 7-4 hot favourite candidate for the opening Heat of Betfred Maiden 480m Trophy that is set to go down at Nottingham racecourse on Monday night.
Despite the fact that some sport analysts are concerned about the two-year-old novice runner?s ongoing lean patch, his trainer, fans and punters hope that he will be able to return to form instantly and win this open race of ?150.
Castlelyons Cofi has never run over 480-metre distance since debuting in August. This is going to be quite a new experience for him. Moreover, he is slightly acquainted with Nottingham. These factors also go against him.
So, there subsists great controversy in the dog being favourite for tonight?s contest. If he wins despite all the odds, this will definitely be a grand achievement.
The son of Ace Hi Rumble out of Dicks Ould Doll broke his maiden by winning an A3 race with 4-length margin on August 11. He went on to earn the title of The Bord na Mona 525 on 31st.
September was the best time of his career, as the brilliant young runner grabbed three classy victories in a row. Starting from the title of The 2012 Track Bookmakers Puppy Derby Round 1 Heat 9, he finished first in Round 2 Heat 4 and Round 3 Heat 4.
Despite these magnificent performances, the dog failed to sustain momentum to the play-offs. Having finished second in the Semi-Final, he fell as down as 5th in the final.
Most of Castlelyons Cofi?s fans term it as misfortune. This is true to a great extent, as the way he lost momentum was not normal.
Today is the time for Lister?s pupil to make up for that loss, and hopefully, he will be able to do it. Good luck to him.
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