*Pat Reddan with Redzer Ruinart
Killaloe’s Pat Reddan had reason to celebrate in Limerick once again with Redzer Ruinart progressing in the semi-finals of the SIS Cambridgeshire.
The feature at Limerick Greyhound Stadium last Saturday night was the two semi-finals of the SIS Cambridgeshire and it was Marathon Queen, Dana Point, who flew home to record the fastest of the two semis for the Mullins-Curtin-syndicate of Gort.
Redzer Ruinart (Kinloch Brae – Redzer Ruby) was the fastest of the second round winners last week and she followed that up with an off-the-pace performance in the opening semi final. Owned by Pat Reddan of Killaloe, Redzer Ruinart was installed the 5/4 favourite after a rapid 41.55 clock last time out and she came away well from trap five to be only headed by Bling Bling Emma, who took a flier from trap one. Bling Bling Emma owned by John Meehan of Newmarket-on-Fergus continued to hold a narrow advantage up top however, but she was to come under serious pressure from Redzer Ruinart who swooped the penultimate bend to take control.
It was Saturday night racing only this week at Galway Greyhound Stadium with the feature contest on the ten race programme being the A2 graded ninth contest over 525 yards.
As the traps rose for the feature contest all six runners came away pretty much as one but in the run towards the opening bend the white jacketed Ballylean Rogue showed the best early pace and rounding the opening bend the Paddy Collins of Doora owned Ballylean Rogue led by almost a length from Brickhill Jethro and Loose Women with Tiger Roll in fourth place out wide. Racing down the back Ballylean Rogue extended his advantage to over three lengths as Loose Women pressed Brickhill Jethro for second spot. Approaching the home bend, Loose Women continued to reel leader in but Ballylean Rogue always had enough in hand and the son of Newhall Missile and Notimetotalk prevailed by half a length at the line in 28.90.
The most authoritative performance on the night came in the A5 graded seventh contest as the Siobhan Garrahy of Lahinch owned Cloneyogan Zippy routed her rivals by upwards of ten lengths in 29.08. Away well from her trap two berth the daughter of Kinloch Brae & Tiermana Rum quickly grabbed the rails berth and showing plenty of pace led by three lengths rounding the opening bend. Turning down the back the winner really opened up as as her rivals toiled in her wake Cloneyogan Zippy raced further clear with every stride as Master Of Magic kept on for a distant second.
Looks Fantastic owned by Roslevan’s Martin and Eve Crowe won the opening contest of the night which was graded A5. Looks Fantastic never saw another rival as she recorded her second career success by five lengths over Blacklabel Magic in 29.07. The Donal Duggan of Tulla trained daughter of Droopys Sydney and Sarista led by three lengths rounding the opening bend from Blacklabel Magic with Sports Oliva in third place. Clear and out in splendid isolation approaching the penultimate corner Looks Fantastic was always in control throughout.
In race five, the Declan and Terry McDonagh of Liscannor owned Kinielty Clever was another all the way winner on the night as the daughter of Droopys Roddick and Doubly Clever made all the running from her trap six berth in the A7 graded 550 to cruise home seven & a half lengths clear of Peteles Duck in 30.59.