#GreyhoundDerby2020 Kennel Visit: Sharon Thompson

KENNEL VISIT: Trainer Sharon Thompson took the plunge last year and bought herself what she hoped would be a top class dog in Sparta Master. The brindle boy has really put her on the map as a trainer, doing her proud in numerous competitions; second in the Coronation Cup, fourth in the Monmore stayers final and he was set to line-up favourite for the Essex Vase when severe traffic problems caused him to be a non-arrival, much to Sharon’s devastation. Now, all eyes are on the Star Sports Derby. Here Sharon tells us why her ‘nearly’ dog could be a good bet at 40/1 ante post.

Sparta Master has been examined by vet Daniel Docherty and will need 4-6 weeks off the track due to a damaged ligament. Fingers crossed all goes well with his recovery and we see him at Nottingham. Everyone at Star Sports wishes him all the best.

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