A Kilrush dog took the top spoils in the headline event of Friday’s twelve race programme at Galway Greyhound Stadium.

In the concluding A2 graded 525 Yards contest, Puck Out broke smartly towards the outside to lead on the run towards the opening bend where he was tracked round by the Patsy Fitzgerald of Tullabrack, Kilrush owned Flyers Iniesta who switched inside to join issue entering the back straight. Racing along the back straight the front pair were clear of their rivals and passing the halfway point Flyers Iniesta showed in front for the first time. Leaving the back straight Flyers Iniesta said goodbye to his rivals as the son of Droopys Jet and Newline Farrah drew right away to score by six and a half lengths in 28.76.

The chief supporting contest on the card was the A3 graded ninth contest and this went to the John Whelan of Lisdoonvarna owned View Knockout trained by Declan McDonagh of Liscannor who railed superbly throughout as he outpointed the staying on Knockmeale Star by two and a half lengths in 29.10.

Owned by Thomas Keane of Kilmihil, Glynnscrossflora took the spoils in the newcomers 525 yards contest. She led early in the back straight on her way to a three and a half length success over Solana Drive in 29.58. The winner was headed on the run to the opening bend by Ballylean Rogue on her inner but tracking well Glynnscrossflora edged to the front entering the back straight as Jumeirah Cesear and Rinnwood Own tried to close. Out front though the winner gradually turned the score as Solan Drive and Rinnwood Own both stayed on well in the straight.

Having been narrowly denied earlier on the card, Inagh owners Niall Arthur and Bernard Farrell got their rewards in race 8 which was an A5 graded contest as their Wishful Blossom eased home three and three quarter lengths clear of Aulton Tiger in 29.32. The winner tracked well around the opening bend as Petticoat Pilot led the way early but entering the back straight Wishful Blossom led by a length. Striding out well the daughter of Ballymac Vic and Wishful Flyer gradually extended her advantage as Aulton Tiger stayed on for second place.

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