DERBY champion Loyal Honcho settled back into his home kennel on Sunday evening following his historic visit to England, but one of his first tasks on home soil was to have treatment for a nasty split web
which he aggravated in Saturday's Blue Squaresponsored final at Wimbledon.
The card also signals a return to Wimbledon for Greyhound of the Year Spiridon Louis, off with a split web
since his defeat in Walthamstow's Pepsi Marathon final on January 26.
"It looks like he was trod on at some point and has a slightly split web
. It's not too bad, and is one of those that if you leave it a bit, may not need cutting back, so that's what we'll do."
"It's ironic really because Westmead Lord is completely over the split web
that troubled him in the later stages of the Derby and is actually very well in himself.
Soppitt yesterday withdrew Go Marco Polo from the VCBet Grand Prix at Walthamstow due to the split web
he suffered at Doncaster on Friday.