Romeo Magico is an English Derby winner

Greyhound Romeo Magico became the first British bred winner of the Star Sports & TRC English Greyhound Derby in eight years when scooping the £175,000 first prize on Saturday night.

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Trained by Graham Holland and owned by greyhound enthusiast Dave Firmager, of Melton Mowbray, Romeo Magico beat 9/4 favourite Kildare when stopping the clock at 28.95 seconds – an average speed of 38.63 miles-per-hour.

Outsider of the six-strong field, Mickys Barrett, finished third at Towcester while Priceless Jet, Hello Hammond and Savana Beau filled fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Romeo Magico can now add an English Derby title to the three Irish ones he has won so far.