Charlie Lister’s Newinn Shadow claims victory in East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth

Newinn Shadow, with Charlie Lister's head kennelhand Ian Sutherland, and owners after the 71st East

Newinn Shadow, with Charlie Lister's head kennelhand Ian Sutherland, and owners after the 71st East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium. Picture: Rob Colman - Credit: Archant

Newinn Shadow gave a sure-footed run to claim the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium and make history by giving his trainer Charles Lister a 12th win in the event.

Pinging the lids from trap five, Newinn Shadow took an early lead and stayed steady at the first turn before showing his power down the back run and had nothing left to do but head the field home by 3¾ lengths in a time of 27.23 to claim the £15,000 first prize.

King's Lynn trainer Kevin Boon's Murrys Act was second with Hiya Butt third.

Head kennel lad at the Lister camp, Ian Sutherland, said: 'He's been running really well in his trials here and had put in some good performances in the heats, but I knew once he shook the trap two dog off at the first bend it would be all over, as he does stay the trip well.'

Yarmouth Stadium spokesman Stephen Franklin said: 'Charlie's first winner in this event was in 1981 as a trainer himself and you can tell he has a unique relationship with this event.'


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