Lyreen Mover, last year’s Derby runner-up, is being aimed at next week’s Betfred Pall Mall at Oxford.

Trained by Gabor Tenczer in Hungary and owned by Max Picinelli, the black dog will be based at Shelgrove Farm, Horton-cum-Studley during the competition. He has already posted a handy 27.23.

With the Pall Mall in mind, several dogs took the opportunity to have a look at the Oxford track in a series of Betfred Standards over 450m on Thursday.

NICK Colton, whose 11 open race wins have amassed £9,260, is the leading Oxford trainer in the Greyhound Trainers Championship.

Only open race winners count and top is Mark Wallis with 76 winners (£28,190).

Oxford trainers standings: N Colton 11 wins (£9,260), R Yates 15 (£3,650), J Mayo 5 (£1,350), A KIbble 2 (£1,150), B Hannan 2 (£300), R Baker 1 (£150), M Peterson 1 (£150).

PAWSEYS Pride, a prolific winner at Oxford for owner Kirk Wheeler and trainer Angie Kibble, received an award for completing 100 races at the Owners Association meeting.

The black dog, who has won 29 races, has also picked up a three wins in a row award.

Others who hit a treble were Fragrant Rose, the mother of Pawseys Pride and Scoreless Dan, Ballymac Shane and Teds Porsche.

TRAINER Johnny Mayo has enjoyed a good spell lately with Burwood Freddie, who ret-urns to Hove for a crack at the group 1 race, the Olympic.

And more good news for Mayo is that the work on his new kennel block starts next week.

WHAT price a new car?

Trainer Paul Clarke already has one hand on the steering wheel, and if Toems Rocket completes a hat-trick of open race sprints at Nottingham on Monday, the dog’s owner has promised the handler a new car.

THE new initiative of the British Greyhound Racing Board (BGRB) in testing new greyhounds at the same time as marking them up has proved bit of a nightmare for the racing office.

The dogs are not very co-operative in providing quick samples, so the BGRB are issuing waiver forms to overcome the problem.