Jason and Jessica Sharp had a night to remember at Sandown Park last night securing their first city treble.
With a large team of greyhounds to tend to at home, the husband and wife combination charged Dale Chapman with handling duties and he successfully led Philadelphia Pip, Mod Squad and Havana Miss to victory.
“We had seven runners in tonight which is a few more than usual,” said Chapman after the well supported Havana Miss claimed the night’s final race.
“It’s very pleasing. We came in with high hopes tonight and it’s great that they were able to produce on the night. We have a lot of young dogs coming through so to have a night like this is good for the team.”
Here is what Chapman had to say about each of Team Sharp Greyhound Racing’s three winners:
Race 1 box 4: Philadelphia Pip (29.76) – “She’s shown really good speed in her last few starts and we’re hoping she’ll get a bit stronger. The splits she runs down the back are pretty good so with time hopefully she can get to the higher level”
Race 2 box 3: Mod Squad (30.05) – “He’s a really nice dog. He’s still a bit greener than the others, but he shows good speed and we’re hoping he can get a bit stronger as well so we’ll see what happens.”
Race 12 box 4: Havana Miss (29.75) – “She was a bit fortunate with the draw with the vacant boxes on her outside. All she had to do was begin, she’s always been strong in her race and I thought she could run 29.70 which is what she did tonight and was good enough to win.”
Neo Cleo won for the 14th time at Sandown Park when she took out the night’s Free For All. Trainer Wendy Neocleous confirmed she will now target the 595m Speed Star event in September while also revealing the breeding plans for their dual group 1 winner.
It was also a good night for trainers Lisa Cockerell and Jason Thompson with both leading home a winning double.
Click here for full results from tonight’s meeting.