*Leroy & Lily Anne Cremin with Miltown Casey
Miltown Malbay owned Paradise Mission caused a big upset in the final heat of the Treaty Cup Open on Saturday night.
There was a massive shock as Drahan Jet tasted defeat for the first time in his last five starts in the 350 yards sweepstake as Paradise Mission owned by Miltown Malbay’s Sean Meade landed the spoils.
Drahan Jet was expected to take all of the beating after giving the clock a real scare last week but he didn’t come away at all from five as Paradise Mission broke best from trap one. Trouble ensued at the bend as Paradise Mission went clear and Sean Meade’s black stayed on well to seal a three and a half length victory over the fast finishing Mohane Gent in second. Drahan Jet will be back next week as he came through strongly to finish a length further back in third. The time was a smart 18.84.
The twin feature on Friday night card at Galway Greyhound Stadium were the concluding pair of A3 graded contest over 575 and 525 yards respectively on a night that 100 members of the general public returned to the track.
In race three all six runners were away on terms for this S8 graded contest with Sports Abbey first to break rank towards the inner as they raced to the opening bend. Rounding the opening bend Knockdrum Lilly and Domhan Glory joined the leader out front with the Martin Griffin of Lissycasey owned Room To Stop closing just behind the trio in the cat bird seat. Off the home bend the gaps opened for Room To Stop and the son of Laughill Blake & Nebraska Scot got the better of Sports Glory on the run to the line to score by half a length in 19.42.
The opening contest on Saturdays night’s card was an A6 graded 575 yards contest in which Colossal Knight led towards the outer on the long run towards the opening bend where An Puma Dubh saved ground along the inner to enter the back straight a close up second. Racing along the back straight Colossal Knight and An Puma Dubh raced stride for stride until the Gerard Cooney of Shannon owned An Puma Dubh edged a couple of lengths clear at the third bend and although Fink Wood stayed on late in the straight An Puma Dubh prevailed by two lengths in 32.17.
This Novice 350 yards contest developed into a match from a very early stage as from trap the Claire Davoren of Ennistymon owned Wilbrook Bee broke smartly on the wide outside to lead as You The Man showed pace along the inner racing towards the opening bend. At the bend though the outcome was effectively settled as Wilbrook Bee cut to the rails and You The Man ran very wide and this allowed Wilbrook Bee(Bull Run Bolt-Tiermana Soda) draw right away to score by five and a half lengths in 19.71.
At the fourth time of asking the Martin Cronin and Jack Markham of Ennis owned Cragbrien Spider got off the mark in race five as he made all the running to defeat Black Flyer by a length and three parts in 30.27. Trapping well the soon Romeo Recruit and Cragmoher Susie led by two lengths rounding the opening bend as Black Flyer tracked him round along the rails. Racing along the back Cragbrien Spider extended his advantage and was allways in command out front.
In the early strides of race six in this S7 graded contest Clydagh Matt, Burnpork Lexi and Malbay Dixie were all prominent but as they settled down the Alanna & Michael Browne of Cree owned Burnpark Lei displayed the best early pace to lead from Malbay Dixie approaching the opening bend. Rounding the bend Burnpark Lexi took couple of lengths out of her rivals and the daughter of Adios Alonso & Burnpark Grainne stayed on well up the straight to score by two and a half lengths in 19.29.
In race eight the Ger and Leroy Cremin of Miltown Malbay owned Malbay Daisy was another winner to taken all on the night as the son of Skywalker Puma and Farrochmore stayed on well all the way to defeat Aulton Messi by a length and a half in 29.40. Smartly into his stride on the wide outside Malbay Casey led Bogger Maggie and Aulton Messi. Racing down the back the leader extended his advantage and with the chasing pack crowding slightly at the third bend Malbay Casey was in complete control from this point.