Swords Rex moves well in sprint trial on his return to Towcester

SWORDS REX gave a timely reminder of his talents when posting the fastest sprint trial time before racing at Towcester on Sunday.

Swords Rex moves well in sprint trial on his return to Towcester


SWORDS REX gave a timely reminder of his talents when posting the fastest sprint trial time before racing at Towcester on Sunday.

Graham Holland's charge, who went into last year's Star Sports/TRC Derby final unbeaten in the event only to have to settle for fourth behind kennelmate Gaytime Nemo, has not raced since December but moved well in posting 15.70sec (normal) for the 270m course.

That was three spots quicker than the 15.73sec recorded by Diane Henry's Savana Shay, while her Northern Puppy Derby champion Clona Curly clocked 15.93sec.

Holland's Faypoint Sean was the standard-setter over the 500m Derby trip with a 29.23sec effort while kennelmate Romeo Kingpin went round in 29.33sec and Richard Rees's Winter Derby winner Churchfield Syd in 29.38sec.