It was third time lucky for Cree Sydney owned by Denis Gould after putting two novice stakes to the back-burner while claiming the feature event in Galway on Saturday.

An A1 Graded ninth contest was the feature event in Saturday nights card at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Following two good runs on a Novice Stake in Cork, the Denis Gould owned Cree Sydney made it third time lucky in race four. From traps Roscrea Billy came away well but Cree Sydney quickly went through the gears to take command of the contest. Three lengths clear at the crown of the home bend the winner ran wide around the home bend but was never in any danger of defeat.

In race 3 the Martin Griffin of Lissycasey owned Charmed(Laughill Blake-Nebraska Scot) took her career record to three wins from eight starts as she got the better of Crokers Queen and Millrose Danny by a pair of necks at the line in this S7 graded sprint contest in time of 19.56. Away smartly in company with Crokers Queen, the winner showed pace to lead her rival by a length approaching the opening bend as Millrose Danny closed in behind the pair. Racing round the home bend the leader drifted slightly wide but she really stuck her neck out close home to record a game success.

Race 6 was the re-run of last weeks voided A4 contest and from traps Cloneyogan Blaze and Derrymoyle Pat both showed pace on the run towards the opening bend where the Siobhan Garrahy of Lahinch owned Cloneyogan Blaze tracked well to take a two length lead into the back straight. Racing down the back the leader extended his advantage top over four lengths as his rivals bunched up behind. Rounding the home bend the leaders was home and hosed to score by a length and a half from the staying on Sir Sean in 29.16.

All six runners were away as one in race eight for this A3 graded contest with the Michael Costello of Ballyvaughan owned Pinnacle Rio holding a narrow advantage along the rails as the opening bend loomed. Rounding the bend, Pinnacle Rio as usual took paint of the rails as he led by a length from Mollrose Annie and Danmar Corona entering the back straight. Racing down the back though Pinnacle Rio quickly stamped his authority on the contest and racing past halfway the son of Rio Quattro and Fawn Samantha led by three lengths as Danmar Corona and Mollrose Annie gave chase. Turning for home Pinnacle Rio was in command as he stayed on well to defeat Mollrose Annie by two lengths in 29.32.

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