SLICK SILVERBACK LEADS THE WAY IN GUYS & DOLLS AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

The opening round heats of the Boherna House @ Stud Guys & Dolls A3 525 Yard Stake dominated the Sunday action at Clonmel with some smart performances from both the bitch and dog sections of the draw but it was the Tom O’Neill trained Silverback who returned the fastest time of the night when thoroughly impressing in his graded debut.


LOUIE FAVOURITE TO CLAIM THE CASH AT CLONMEL

Paul Cooney

Generously sponsored by Brendan Maunsell following the brilliant Produce stakes victory of his kennel star, the Cash Is King N1/N2 Unraced 525 Yard Stake was the feature of the Friday action at Clonmel where Michael O’Dwyer’s Stonepark Louie led the way in the first of three heats when leaving the impression that there could be improvement to come following his fastest of the round performance.


NANS QUEEN WINS THE FEATURE IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

Nans Queen (Paradise Madison-Kateann Queen) landed a few decent bets when winning race eight in Youghal last night, the Youghal Track Supporters Club A5 trophy race.


AMY POWERS TO VICTORY IN WATERFORD

Barry Drake

Raytown Amy (Tullymurry Act-Market Glory) justified short price favouritism to win Friday nights George Roche & W.T.S.C A5 bitch stake in most impressive fashion at Waterford track.


ROCKET ON TARGET FOR NEWLY FORMED SYNDICATE IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

A massive crowd gathered at Youghal track for Friday night's nine-race card, with the biggest roar of the night coming in race three, as Gonelikearocket (Droopys Jet-Kentish Rose) lived up to his name with an all the way win.


DOUBLE FOR DRINAN WITH JOKER THE QUEEN OF THE PACK

Barry Drake

Jokers Scamp (Tullymurry Act-Kenny Girl) landed the nap selection for us in last night's ninth race, an A3, in front of a large crowd at Youghal track.


SCOUSER TAKES FEATURE IN CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

A large crowd gathered in Curraheen Park on Friday night as a benefit night was held for St Joseph's Foundation.


PONY POUNCES LATE FOR GOBA FINAL VICTORY AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

Favourite following a brace of smart heat victories ahead of the Limerick & Clare GOBA A6 525 Yard Final, Dominic Lipper’s Our Pit Pony (Skywalker Puma/Black Eyed Magic) duly justified the confidence in an eight length verdict but in truth, the final was in keeping with so many of the GOBA events as he was made to pull out all the stops for a most game success in a hugely competitive showdown.


NO SEPARATING KATHLEEN & KARI IN GOBA THRILLER AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The Limerick & Clare GOBA events rarely disappoint in the entertainment stakes and the opening semi-final of Friday’s A6 525 Yard competition certainly added to that assertion when Kathleens Patch and Bright Kari served up a thriller as a photo-finish failed to separate the pair.


BLAME AND DAME ARE IMPRESSIVE SPRINTERS

Michael Fortune

The Stephen Townsley owned Blame The Game (Laughil Blake/ Rios Girl) confirmed his huge promise with a stunning run over the 400 metres distance at Dundalk on Friday night.


PAT MOLONEY KENNEL IN GREAT FORM AND A BIG WIN FOR YOUNG EVAN VARIAN

Barry Drake

The kennel of Pat Moloney has been in flying form over the last week or so and Minnies Vantour (Milldean Panther-Minnies Lantern) kept up that good form when taking last night's closing race, an A2, at a sunny Youghal track.


AN ACROSS THE CARD DOUBLE FOR PAT MOLONEY

Barry Drake

Bull Marker (Knockglass Billy-Vickis Dream), fourth in the recent Droopys Stud Champion Stakes final, made it an across the card double for team Moloney when taking Youghal's eight race, an A2, for Pat Moloney.


SUPPOSEDLY ONLY ONE OUTCOME IN GALWAY FINAL

Paul Cooney

The final of the Maurice & John Leahy Memorial A7 525 Yard Stake was the main event on the Friday programme at Galway and with a strong hand going to traps, Finola Richardson guided her Supposedly (Tullymurry Act/Theycallherbelle) to an unbeaten passage when leading throughout.


STONE ROLLED HOME AT HQ

Michael Fortune

The feature of Friday’s action at HQ was the €1,200 final of the Best Car Parks A3 and Conor Duffy’s Rolling Stone produced a career best effort to hold the late charge of Paradise Cody.


NELLIE THE BOSS IN YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

Nellies Boss (Tullymurry Act-Nellies Flyer) went quickest in Youghal on Friday night as the Michael O'Driscoll owned runner came from last to first to land the spoils.


O’MALLEY DOUBLE WAS WELL SCRIPTED AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

A very competitive Open 525 to close the Friday proceedings at Limerick was ultimately reduced to dominant solo display when the in-form Clearly Written produced a stunning early paced performance to defeat recent Golden Muzzle winner Crohane Ronnie.


LOCNAMON TROTS UP AS NIDGE IN THE WARS

Michael Fortune

The feature race at Shelbourne Park on Friday was the final of the €1,500 DGO BA A4/5 but it didn’t along expected lines.


DIXIE DIGS DEEP IN GALWAY SPRINT FINAL

Paul Cooney

Feature event on the Friday programme at Galway, the final of the Greyhoundsaspets S7 350 Yard Stake produced a thrilling encounter where Mary Jones’s wonderful veteran Lingrawn Dixie (Definate Opinion/Lingrawn Cracker) landed the spoils in game fashion.


FOUR FROM FOUR FOR ALICE

Barry Drake

Droopys Alice (Romeo Recruit-Droopys Blossom), trained by Johnny Linehan for the Courtmachove-Syndicate, made it four wins from four starts in Friday's Curraheen Park A3 stake final.


DOUBLES FOR DEREK KEHOE AND JOHN COLEMAN AT YOUGHAL

Barry Drake

Rusell Rovers GAA Club were the visitors to Youghal Greyhound Stadium on Friday night where a large crowd turned out on what was an exciting night of racing.


ADMIRABLE AMIRA CLAIMS GOBA FINAL AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

Always a source of lively banter between the Limerick track faithful, another of the ever competitive Limerick & Clare GOBA finals formed the feature on the Friday programme where John Ryan’s Moneygall Amira (Taylors Sky/Magical Amira) continued her smart progression in just a fourth race start to claim a narrow victory in a thrilling showdown.


SOME CLASSY PERFORMANCES IN CURRAHEEN PARK WITH DIVA OFF THE MARK IN STYLE

Barry Drake

On Friday nights Curraheen Park program, there was an outstanding winning performance from Palatine Diva (Droopys Jet-Seans Ranger), who is trained by John O'Sullivan for Stuart Welford, in the closing race, an A3.


PEARL POUNCES LATE IN FRIDAY FINAL AT GALWAY

Paul Cooney

Feature event on the Friday programme at Galway, the IGB Club Deal A5 525 Yard Final produced a brilliant buckle as Liam Jones’s Lingrawn Pearl (Kinloch Brae/Lingrawn Amelia) got on top close home to claim victory in a thriller.


BEAG MAKES BIG IMPACT IN GALWAY SPRINT STAKE

Paul Cooney

Sweepstake action formed the bulk of the Friday action at the Sportsground in Galway where the Gerry Holian trained Tailteann Beag (Kinloch Brae/Tailteann Cool) stole the headlines with a very smart debut in the 18-runner Greyhoundsaspets S7 350 Yard Stake.


HOUDINI GETS LOOSE IN NOVICE FINAL AT LIMERICK

Paul Cooney

The final of the Agritech Farm Supplies N2 525 Yard Stake was the feature of the Friday action at Limerick where the Pat Guilfoyle trained and owned Magical Houdini (Tyrur Big Mike/Impact Mixture) just prevailed as the Moneygall kennels filled the tri-cast positions.


BIG RUNS FROM DROOPYS ALICE AND KNUCK BOY AT CURRAHEEN PARK

Barry Drake

The Curraheen Park A3 stake got underway on Friday night and it produced a couple of top class performances.