Crawford on a Blitz

David Crawford is on the verge of a period of success after the promising He Shall Blitz took out the Maiden final at Sandown Park last night.

He Shall Blitz began cleanly and soon settled on the tail of early leader Wise Thunder. He took control in the home straight and highlighted his strength to win by 2½ lengths.

“Obviously Jamie’s (Ennis trained Koko Kardash) was the fastest in the race, but I did give him a chance even though he can be a bit tardy early,” said Crawford.

Crawford’s run throughout April has been pretty hot so far. His team has had 17 starts and finished out of the placings in just four.

It looks to be a strike rate that may remain consistent for 2020. He Shall Blitz is one of three from his litter who have made a start to their racing career, so far they’ve combined for 35 starts with 9 wins and 12 placings.

“They’ve always been able to run time on their own, especially that one (Blitz). I’m hoping they’ll eventually race over ‘600’ or even ‘700’ metres. Their mother (Shall She Rock) was a good stayer and their sire (Dundee Osprey) could stay too.”

He said having raced the mother and seen the litter grow it does make success more satisfying.

“I had them in my hand when they were pups, it is pretty special.

“I don’t have as many (greyhounds) as I used to, I only intend on breeding one litter a year. My wife wants to go travelling but I like being with the dogs. I’ve had a crook leg for a while and they keep me moving.”

Crawford has He Shall Power, a brother to He Shall Blitz, in a Mixed 6/7 heat (Race 2) at Sandown Park on Sunday.

Click here for last night’s results

He Shall Blitz (2) claims the Maiden final
Jason Adams
About Jason Adams - Racing & Communications Officer at Sandown Park. Over 6 years involvement in greyhound racing and one of the sport's biggest and most passionate fans.
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