Viking Jack Runs In The Select Stakes

It is the Betfred Select Stakes at Nottingham, a one off race where the best six dogs in the country are invited to run for a one off £7500. Viking Jack is among them and this is the feature race on a card that is also live on Sky Sports. I will be there with Jack, if you fancy a night at the dogs its free and you get a free beer and racecard! (see below).


It is a huge honour to be invited, we have been lucky and drawn trap 6, but this is some race. The dog in 5 Swift Hoffman is flying in trials and he clearly likes this track, but trials and races are different. Eden The Kid is potentially a star in the making, a Derby Finalist. Domino Storm won The Derby Plate and Swift Keith is an East Anglian Derby Winner. There is a non runner in trap 4. It is a seriously good race, but as we know Jack is a seriously good dog!

Pay Freeze won the Select last year, he was a dog I hugely admired, in many ways Jack comes here with a similar profile in so much as he hasnt been at the top of his game. Pay Freeze won despite being below par prior to the race, I hope Jack has the same result. His trial last week wasn’t great, BUT we know why, and you don’t have to worry. Someone posted on Twitter that we would need Jesus Christ himself to get Jack to win this race. Well we have Jim, I wouldn’t swap that even for the good lord himself!

Jack is not without a chance and I am completely bias but at 9/1 with Hills I am going to have a sporting bet. I think he has a better chance than the price suggests. He will need to trap out though, as he can do from time to time. He is up against it, but he is no 9/1 shot that is for sure. I am just going to enjoy the night. To have a dog selected for the Select Stakes is better than anything I could expect and Viking Jack is a star, he is the dog of a lifetime and I just love the adventure we have been on with him.

My family has had a rotten few months and Jack has been the sunshine, with an amazing Derby campaign, he has done more for me than he will ever know, he owes us nothing and we just have to enjoy him whilst we have him. We would be blessed to have another like him. I just enjoy the journey, because happiness is a journey, and boy is this one fun!

One final thought with Jack, you never know what he is going to do, he could easily win, or make a hash of it, that is part of the excitement, isn’t it???

21.08 Nottingham TRAP 6 VIKING JACK

Other bets on the card (Live on Sky)
19.43 Nottingham TRAP 6 ADAGEO BOB
19.59 Nottingham TRAP 4 TARGET HARRIS
20.51 Nottingham TRAP 1 DROOPYS COTTAGE

If you fancy a night at the dogs tonight, you can get in for FREE, simply download this voucher, not only that but you can have a FREE BEER!
CLICK HERE for Free Entry and Beer Voucher.

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