Viking Jack and Jim Hayton Kennel Visit

Viking Jack and his trainer Jim Hayton were featured on Racing Post TV ahead of the Betfred Eclipse which starts on Monday night….

A nice feature and it is great to see Jim getting so much good press. He is a great trainer and a great bloke!


Lode Henry Wins at Henlow- In Style

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Lode Henry advised at 7/2 as a MAX BET at Henlow Won by almost 6 lengths…

Lode Henry almost broke the track record at Henlow on Sunday as is back to winning ways…

The time was 25.57 which is just one spot under the track record! Jim Hayton’s dogs are flying and Henry certainly is back to his best!

I sent an email to Racing Post TV and it says all I need to say…

I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jim Hayton. Lode Henry got a bad injury at Wimbledon in May and Jim and the team have work hard to save his career, not only that he is back and just went a smidgen under the track record at henlow!!

I have had plenty of dogs with Jim over the years. What a wonderful trainer. He has won us a cat one this year with Viking Jack! he bred the best litter surely in training and I wish all three Lowgate dogs all the best in the Britih Bred semis tomorrow at Notts. VIKING JACK also runs there as we aim for the eclipse. !! Owning dogs with Jim is a pleasure and I am privileged to know him!

Jim is a BRILLIANT TRAINER and an even better bloke!!

LODE HENRY WAS ADVISED AS A MAX BET TO X22 MEMBERS! All X22 members get Carl Harris’ greyhound tips FREE!

We are at Nottingham on Monday with Viking Jack back in action!

Lowgates Score In British Breds- Two Big Winners

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It was a BIG NIGHT of Greyhound racing at Nottingham with the start of the British Bred tournament. X22 Premier Clients were advised the following…

With not much racing today, SALISBURY OFF and WINSOR still in doubt, only really Sedgefield. However there is some great British Bred Racing at Nottingham tonight. I have had a few quid Antepost on…

• LOWGATE ZIRCON at 16/1 (William Hill) £100
• LOWGATE ONYX at 14/1 £50
• LOWGATE ROCK at 16/1 £50 (20/1 Coral)

These are all from the same litter, owned, trained and bred by JIM HAYTON who trains Viking Jack. They are BIG PRICES! The heats start tonight;


21-07 Nottingham TRAP 5 LOWGATE ONYX (MAX BET)
This looks the bet of the night!

19-48 Nottingham TRAP 3 LOWGATE ROCK (WIN BET)

Onyx was indeed the best bet of the night as he bolted in…

Rocky was also a good winner…

Onyx ran well and was second to King Dec. He was not advised as a bet tonight, but Jim Hayton has three through to the British Bred Semi Finals. All three are from the same litter, there can be no better litter surely bred in the UK at present!

It was TWO BETS, TWO WINNERS for our greyhound bets.

MAUM LEGEND advised at 7/1 antepost is on course for the ALL ENGLAND CUP, which is live on SKY SPORTS on WEDNESDAY evening!

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Lode Henry On The Sheffield Card

Viking Jack is having a week off. Jim wants him fresh for the Steel City Cup with starts at Sheffield a week on Tuesday. This is what happened before the Monmore Gold Cup, so why change a winning formula?

Lode Henry was back racing in a sprint last week and ran third behind United Leeds. Trap 4 was his undoing Jim thinks and back over the minimum trip this week he has drawn trap 1. United Leeds re-opposes as does Bowtime Fella who came back to form last week to win. This is a really good sprint and Big H will be a big price. He is capable of winning, we would like to see a good run, prior to entering him in the Steel City Cup.

Lode Henry at Sheffield

Lode Henry at Sheffield

Jim’s dogs are flying at the minute, the Steel City Cup could be interesting!

A Great Night of Winners at Sheffield

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Carl Harris had a big night of winners and merriment at Sheffield on Tuesday…The Betting Times;

Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, is for me the best greyhound venue in the country! There has been fairly major investment in the track and Tuesday nights is open race night! Last night did not disappoint with a great card and a great night at the dogs!

I had booked a table for six in the Panorama Restaurant, I was  joined by Jim and Mick who train the dogs and three good pals. One of my mates is a pro, in the business whilst the other two are both novice punters and racegoers. The pressure of tipping winners to one person face to face far exceeds tipping to a thousand through email I can tell you! Happily the pockets were full as were the glasses all night with our four legged friends paying for our merriment all evening! it was a pleasure to see the joy on the lads’ faces as the winners went in.

Viking Jack was up fairly early, we had got through our starters, Yorkshire pudding for me, and main courses. We all went for steak, with tastes ranging from medium to Jim who asked for the literal char-grilled very well done option. Extra onion rings and chunky chips were ordered, though wonderful not necessary as roast spuds and veg were provided aplenty! What a fabulous meal, great value for money and a position overlooking the track with TV’s at every angle. Simply a stunning night out and one you should try.

Jack did not disappoint! I was worried that he may miss the break, coming back from Monmore usually means this happens, but he wasn’t badly away. It was a messy race, Jack had to fend off the attentions of a bit of an aggressive dog who wanted to fight, there was bumping and barging with Jack taking a rather significant side-swipe at one stage.

But Jack is all heart, his power and pace is matched only by his desire to win and he got on top to win going away in the fastest time of the night. The Steel City Cup is now the target and he will have a week off and enter the heats in a fortnight’s time fresh. It will be a great competition, the quality of dogs at Sheffield is one of the best in the UK. The Sheffield trainers are for me the strongest of any track with Barry Draper and Elaine Parker, who won the cup last year with the fabulous Pay Freeze no doubt going all out to win this prestigious competition for the umpteenth time.

I absolutely love Sheffield, the trainers, the people, the whole environment. I  may be a bit biased, having grown up in Rotherham and having Yorkshire flowing through my veins. To win the Monmore Gold Cup was a truly amazing experience, to have a shot at the STEEL CITY CUP is a dream for me, I can’t wait. I suspect Viking Jack will not be offered at 20-1  this time?

The performance was not lost on the Racing Post who headlined Jack yet again. He is certainly a dog going places. Once again I will point out he is handled by a supreme master, Jim’s dogs are running amazingly well.

Lode Henry ran a creditable third in his comeback in a really high class sprint. We were delighted with him. The winner United Leeds is a great dog owned by a very enthusiastic owner who makes it great fun with sporting rivalry and banter. Great dog, and Henry is ready for action now! The plan is a four bend run next week, and hopefully a tilt at the Steel City Cup.

It was a winning night, two of the three bets advised won, with Jim completing a double on the night courtesy of the powerful Lowgate Jasper. I was delighted for his owners Richard and Shirley. Wonderful people and greyhound lovers to the core. They have a good one in Jasper who is a St Leger Dog if ever I saw one. He was just getting going at the finish and will stay longer than the mother in law. Big future in store for Jasper. The 2/1 advised was value, thank you very much!

Big Thrill won easy enough and Shania had to settle for second with Bowtime Fella coming back to his old form which though costing me a good few quid was nice to see, a great dog who has been out of form of late.

We had plenty of other winners on the night, one of which was Global Way. Three dogs have now run from the Gold Cup final at Monmore and all have won. Global Way was 11/4, oi oi !!

I had a great night, with great mates, doing what I love. I got back home in time for a coffee and a chat with my wonderful family and was up the next morning at 5am with a spring in my step ready to do it all again. Sadly I will have to wait until next week to return to Owlerton, but there are plenty of winners to be found before then!

Jack Through To Gold Cup Semi-Finals

Jack is through to the semi-finals of the GOLD CUP at Monmore and was second by a short head, but was desperately unlucky not to win!!


Jack was advised at 20-1 to win the competition and is now 6-1 with sponsors Ladbrokes. the Semi finals are next Friday with the first two qualifying for the Sky final on 21st August!


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