CILLOWEN MISSILE owned by Rockmount’s George Gallery recorded his second career success in the A4 graded sixth contest at the Galway Track on Saturday night last easing home five and a half lengths clear of Croaghill Sky in 28.90.

By Michael Maher

Less than two lengths covered the leaders approaching the opening bend with the winner and Bumblebee Spurs battling for the lead at the turn. With the benefit of the inside line Cillowen Missile lead into the back straight where he really lengthened his stride and as he exited the far side it was a case of how far as he powered around the final two bends.

In the opening A8 graded affair Serene Rolo broke smartly towards the outer and led racing towards the opening bend from Mellon Grange on his inside. Rounding the bend the rail hugging Melon Grange slipped through to take over in front entering the back straight. Leaving the back the lead was three lengths but the Makayla-Lynsey-Mullins of Gort owned Makaylas Dream was now taking dead aim at the leader and sweeping through off the home bend the Albert Mullins trained daughter of Explosive Boy and Supporting Trump score by five lengths in 29.59.

The outcome of this S8 graded sprint was settled at trap rose as the Gerard Kenny of Ennis owned Cragmoher Lass absolutely flew form traps and was five lengths clear after twenty yards. Racing towards the opening bend the daughter of Grangeview Ten and Burning Candle led by over five lengths from Fortune Seven and Break The Deal and although Fortune Seven closed with every stride Cragmoher Lass was still a length and a half to the good at the line in 18.22.

In race four the Seamus McMahon of Cooraclare owned Lissatouk Rose (Magical Bale & Lone Control) recorded her third career success in this A5 graded contest as she showed fine pace down the back on her way to a six length success over Moneygall Aaron in 29.36. The winner trapped well in company with Bogroad Star who got the better of the argument at the opening bend. Racing towards halfway the lead was two lengths but Lissatouk Rose then swiftly moved through the gears and sweeping to the front approaching the penultimate corner she drew right away for a convincing victory.

The feature contest on Friday night’s card at Galway Greyhound Stadium was the concluding A3 graded 525 and from traps Innfield Place began well and headed straight for the rails on the run towards the opening bend but rounding the bend Brickhill Buster moved round the outside to show fractionally in front entering the back straight. Racing down the back the pair raced stride for stride with Pats Best Girl back in third place. Exiting the back straight the Kilmihil native John Collins and Mark Patterson owned Brickhill Buster (Ballymac Best & Brickhill Sharon) began to assert and striking for home of the final bend had three lengths to spare over Pats Best Girl at the line in 29.32.

Some Summer trained and owned by Ennistymon’s Tommy Flanagan ran out a decisive four and a quarter length winner of the A5 graded ninth contest as she recovered from a tardy start to lead approaching halfway and draw clear of her rivals. Lady Eros and Denny’s Best were away with the former leading around the opening bend. Turning down the back though Some Summer (Romeo Recruit & Trembling Juliet) manoeuvred her way through the field to take command at halfway and from those point on it was a case of how far as she drew further clear of Dennys Best with every stride.

At the Limerick Track at last Thursday afternoon’s meeting, the dynamic duo from Newmarket-on-Fergus Myles Cummins and Breda Casey recorded a nice double with Snuggie Benny and Snuggie Jasper. Benny is a son of Ballymac Cashout and Slaneyside Goldi and made it two wins on the bounce with a 29.22 victory and Jasper a homebred son of Paddy’s Magic and Miles Girl recorded his ninth career success in 29.47 in an A4 graded contest.

Inislosky Petal took the A5 contest for Mary Crotty from O’Briensbridge with a 29.22 victory, this was career win number two for this daughter of Grangeview Ten and Blastoff Roisino.

Mr. Moffitt recorded a fourth career success for Tulla based trainer Donie Duggan in 29.49, a son of Slippery Robert and Clodagh’s Legend he is owned by Vincent Sweeney and Reece Gethins.

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