l FORMER Oxford United ace Joey Beauchamp is back at Oxford with a newly-owned hound called Maldini Cullane, trained by Michael Peterson.

l THE Paddy Curtin-trained Hello Dino reached the final of the Laurels at Belle Vue on Thursday when beaten by a head in his semi-final.

Jolly Poacher, trained by Nick Colton met all sorts of bother finishing fifth in the same heat.

  • MAURICE Massey proved top dog last weekend with eight winners.

Angie Kibble and Michael Peterson sent out seven winners each.

  • THERE will be three additional meetings over the festive period with racing on Fridays – December 3, 10, 17, plus BAGS meetings on Christmas Eve and New Years Day.
  • NEW trainer Richard Baker introduced a potential hotpot in Everlast Rocket at Monday’s trial session.

The 2008 whelp posted a superb 27.08 in his first run at Cowley and comes with an unbeaten Irish record.

Baker, 49, a trainer since the early eighties had his biggest success with Feel Free in the Produce Stakes at Hall Green.

Dish of the Day, Move Along Max and Movealong Rory are three other hounds to watch.

  • THE latest calendar sees the demise of registered tracks down to 25, a loss of 13 in the last five years, with only one, Wimbledon left in London.
  • BLUEJAY Risky, trained by Bob Hannan, completed a hat-trick of victories in the A4, A5 and A6.
  • MARIA Dennis trials Blonde Button and Blonde Gunner tonight ahead of the Oxfordshire Gold Cup.