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Cloneyogan Flash takes feature prize in Galway

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Moy owned Cloneyogan Flash took the feature contest at Friday’s racing at Galway Greyhound Track.

In the feature contest on Friday nights card the outcome was in little doubt from the halfway mark. From traps the Siobhan Garrihy of Moy owned Cloneyogan Flash was away smartly and she led Brickhill Davy and Sports Night by two lengths at the opening bend but with bunching among the chasers Cloneyogan Flash opened up a race winning advantage entering the back straight as she powered right away to defeat Brickhill Davy by seven and a quarter lengths in a superb 28.93.

Brave Balck owned by Clarecastle’s Kerryn Power lived up to her name in the S6 graded fifth contest as she forced her way through a narrow gap inside Tromora Ding and Bumblebee Pearl at the opening bend to record her maiden success. The Donie Duggan of Tulla trained daughter of Sidaz Jack & Coolronan Mocha lengthened well of the home bend to score by four and a half lengths in 19.60.

Ennis syndicate, the Blaze Trio were in fine form following the A8 graded seventh contest on Saturday night as their Blaze Bee made all the running for a runaway ten length victory over Merciful Ali in 29.73. The pair raced stride for stride to the opening bend where the winner came off best in a slight bumping match. Once clear down the back the daughter of Kinloch Brae and Cragbrien Shawl went further clear with every stride from halfway.

Autlon Superior trained by Seamus Fahy and owned by Ennis’ Pat Hogan made it back to back wins in the A4 graded ninth contest as he made almost all to defeat Springwell Hank by four and a quarter lengths in 29.45. The son of Superior Product & Heathlawn Queen disputed the early lead with Heathlawn O’Hara but turning down the back the winner opened up a three length advantage. From the this bend where the chasers got in each others way the winner was home and hosed.

Blaze Dubh owned by Tony Brigdale and Margaret Byrne took the concluding A4 graded contest as the son of Lenson Bolt and Blaze Flame collared the pace setting Burnpark Tommy approaching the home bend on his way to defeating Misunderstood by three lengths in 29.61.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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