4-1 shot Mill Jonson upset the odds-on favourite Newinn Yolo to claim the Gymcrack at Kinsley last night for trainer Kelly Macari.
The dog won every heat of the competition which is run over 462 metres at the Yorkshire track on his way to the trophy and the first prize of £6000 for connections.
In the final he was drawn out of trap four and showed blistering early pace once again to lead at the first bend which proved crucial as there was trouble in behind. The Sunderland dog was left clear going into the back straight which was where the race was won. The worst sufferer of the trouble was Droopys Barclay who was on the floor after being knocked over by one his rivals.
Despite being hampered at the opening bend, Betfair favourite Newinn Yolo did bounce back to chase down Mill Jonson is the closing stages of the contest. Although the gap was closing as they approached the final bend, trap four just pulled out enough to hold off the challenge by just over two lengths in the end.
Last night also saw the return of the one-time Greyhound Derby favourite Ballymac Eske to the track in competitive action. He was able to score at Sheffield after going off at 2-7 in the betting which was available at betfair.com. That was his first race in over a year as the greyhound had been out of action through injury.
The former Scottish Greyhound Derby winner was entered in the Coors Light Three Steps To Victory competition by his trainer Barrie Draper and ran over 480 metres at Owlerton Park. He clocked the best time of the night at 27.88 seconds. Other heat winners on the evening at Sheffield included Caseys Wonder, Droopys Dave, Gotoon Mandy, Popular Ronnoco and Whiterock.