Murray, who also steered Treasury Tag
to the 1998 Scottish Derby final won by Larkhill Jo, said of Fair Taxes, who has enjoyed a tremendous career despite fracturing a hock during the 2014 Puppy Derby at Harold's Cross: "We were delighted with the dog's performance on Saturday night and he has come out of the race very well.
The programme also features three races from Wembley where the dog to follow is Scottish Derby finalist Treasury Tag
in the 9.24.
Charlie Lister, last year's successful handler, has an outside chance with Droop's Deniro who has good early and would benefit from any trouble on the opening bends while Francie Murray's other Irish raider, Treasury Tag
, has drawn the favoured inside berth and could get the breaks if making a fast start.
Royal Treason, an October 2005 whelp, is from the second litter of Three Star Girl, whose father Spiral Nikita sired the 2005 Puppy Derby hero Greenwall Storm, and was in turn by Phantom Flash, progenitor of Treasury Tag
, the 1997 victor.
looks the star turn on this evening's hour-long Dog Night programme on L!ve TV, writes Mark Sullivan.
Graeme Frew's Ayrshire ace, Our Dog Leonardo, looks certain to go through to the next stage, but faces strong challenge in the shape of well-drawn Treasury Tag
, owned and trained by top Irish handler Francie Murray.
Nearer the present day, Phantom Flash struck for the Brits with Treasury Tag
(1997) while the Australians Meeniyan Prince and Frightful Flash weighed in with Crossford Dana (1989) and Prince Of Tinrah (1998) respectively.
Irish-trained trio Treasury Tag
, Mi Sateen and Jonssen are in prime form and the only finalist who is not in with a good shout looks to be Droopys Deniro.
Group Order has Guinness 600 hero Real Branch and Puppy Derby winner Treasury Tag
, returned from England, to contend with while Odell Duke will be unleashing his famed early pace in an attempt to haul in likely leader Beaming Raven.
nCashmans bet: 5 Sineads Rocket, 6 Odell Duke, 7 Cool Panther, 8 Group Order, 12 Race One, 14 Westpark Lemon, Eleets Noir Boyy, 16 Real Branch, Kilmessan Jet, 20 Fly Fright, Astral Walk, 25 Clonleigh Lady, Treasury Tag
, 33 Palm View Man, 50 Fire Fly (other on request, choice terms, half odds 1,2; 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4; 1/12 odds to reach final)
It is a really top class entry with last year's winner Fire Fly defending his crown while other leading contenders include Eleets Noir Boyy, Westpark Lemon, Race One, Sineads Rocket, Treasury Tag
, Real Branch and Beaming Raven.
sports a middle seed but looks well drawn in one in the third heat at 9.39pm with wide-runner Ben Joe Boy on his outside in two but I prefer the latter's kennelmate Brickfield Ace who could hardly come into the race in better form.