Flyers Coolio owned by Kilrush’s Michael Fitzgerald recorded a thrilling win in Galway on Friday.

The A4 graded seventh contest over 550 yards at the Galway Track on Friday Night last looked a decent contest and so it proved as the Marion Moroney of Ennis owned Allegra Blue (Droopys Nudge-Rathmeehan Graggi) routed her rivals by upwards of eight and a half lengths in 30.13. On the long run towards the opening bend the wide seeded Sir Sean showed pace to lead Allegra Blue by almost two lengths but turning down the back the writing was clearly on the wall for all. Sweeping to the front approaching halfway Allegra Blue quickly set sail for home and powered round the third bend she left her rivals toiling as she strode right away for an impressive success.

As the traps rose in race three for an S10 graded affair, Gower Dazzler was first to emerge but on the run towards the opening bend with Amigo and Woodpark Beauty both showed pace on either side of the early leader to take command approaching the turn. Rounding the bend the front pair raced neck and neck but with Woodpark Beauty taking a wide route the Thomas O’Connor of Miltown Malbay owned Amigo railed well to take control of proceedings but close home Woodpark Beauty rallied well but Amigo(Eden The Kid-Kilcornan Lady) held on by a neck in 19.69.

There was a thrilling finish to the A5 graded ninth contest as the Michael Fitzgerald of Kilrush owned Flyers Coolio got up right in the line to deny the pace setting Brickhill Jethro by a neck in 29.46. Following a pretty level break Brickhill Jethro just shaded the issue rounding the opening bend where the well supported Jumeirah Emms lost all chance with crowding. Racing down the back Brickhill Jethro led Flyers Coolio by over two lengths and that gap remained until the home turn where the winner a son of Secreto & Convey Eve swung wide to deliver his race winning challenge to perfection.

Clare’s only winner at the College Road venue on Saturday nights card was Pal Drew owned by Colman O’Loughlin of Inagh who got off the mark in this S9/S10 contest with a one length win in a time of 19:59.

At the Limerick Track on Saturday night, Finnure Storm took the opener for his owners the Finnure Storm Syndicate of Mullagh. Boxed in trap one, the Denis P O Malley of Limerick trained greyhound chalked up his 16th win bringing his earnings to over €6,500, the time here was 29.28 for this A3 contest over 525 yards.

The final race on the card went to the Tom Flanagan of Ennistymon handled Ballyea Scrutiny, Tom has his greyhounds in flying form at the minute, on this occasion the Noel Gavin of Ballyea owned greyhound made it eight wins with a nice time of 28.59.

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