A brilliant performance from Tiermana Dash owned by Mullagh’s Noel Moroney was the highlight of the greyhound weekend.
There was a brilliant performance from the Noel Moroney of Mullagh owned Tiermana Dash in the A2 525 race at the Limerick on Saturday night last, Tiermana Dash was chasing a three-timer and he certainly didn’t disappointed as the August 18’ whelp blitzed the field to win in style. Running from trap three, the son of Kinloch Brae – Tiermana Hawk pounced from boxes to show the better of the early gears and lead early. From here, it was a straightforward night’s work for this talented brindle as he extended his lead to come home eight lengths clear of Ocean Hugo in second. The time was a scintillating 28.43.
Also on the night, Paradise Mozart returned to Limerick after a stint at headquarters and he produced a very nice performance in race nine over the 550-yard trip. Owned by Sean Meade of Miltown Malbay, Paradise Mozart was only moderately into stride from six as he was led early on by a number of runners. However, showing fine back straight pace, Paradise Mozart swept the penultimate bend to shoot clear and the son of Droopys Nidge – Alexandra stayed on strongly thereafter to seal a three length win over Towstar Gazza in second. The time was a slick 29.94.
The chief supporting contest on last Friday night’s Galway Card was the A3 graded eleventh contest which went to the Paddy Collins of Doora owned Ballylean Rogue who proved six and a half lengths too good for Flyaway Home in 29.26. The outcome though was settled at the opening bend as Rathin Minnie, Ballylean Rogue and Flyaway Home were all prominent out wide and with the inside runners drifting outwards the winner was the only one to avoid the bunching as he set sail for home down the back straight. Six lengths clear approaching the third bend Ballylean Rogue was in complete control as he recorded career win number three in style.
Second to the very promising Lost Santiago on debut the Declan and Terry McDonagh of Liscannor owned Kinielty Fastfit made no mistake at the second time of asking as he routed his rivals by upwards of six and three quarter lengths in 29.37. Trapping well in the centre of the track the son of Doratos Wildcat and Fast Fit Maeve led from Millrose Minnie and Merciful Grace rounding the opening bend. Entering the back straight Kinielty Fastfit extended his advantage over his rivals to almost four lengths as Millrose Minnie and Millroad Autumn gave chase but the bird had well and truly flown as the winner was gone beyond recall rounding the third bend.
In race five, the Pat Hogan of Ennis owned Aulton Jenny(Ballymac Best-Portumna West) took her career stats to four wins from six starts as he railed well through out this A6 graded contest which proved vital as she defeated Peteles Duke by two & a half lengths in 29.24. The winner was only in fourth place approaching the opening bend where early leader Whitelaced Boots ran very wide a move which allowed the eventual winner take command along the rails. Racing down the back Aulton Jenny led Peteles Duke by a length with the remainder five lengths further back but from the penultimate bend Aulton Jenny gradually began to increase her advantage for a comfortable success.
The Martin Griffin of Lissycasey owned Charmed made it third time lucky in race 3 in this S9 graded sprint contest as she proved one length too good for Pal Drew in 19.72. The winner was very smartly into stride and racing towards the opening bend she was closely attended to by Pal Drew as Woodpark Beauty found the door shut in her face by her two rival taking the opening bend. Despite swinging a little wide off the home Charmed was always in command as she stayed on well all the way to the line.
Race 7 was an S6 graded sprint contest which developed into a match virtually from traps rise as Both Barrloes towards the outer and Glynnscrosschris in the centre in the centre of the track with flew the traps and racing towards the opening bend the Thomas Keane of Kilmihil owned Glynnscrosschris held her line well along the rails to lead the wide running Both Barrels by a length. Approaching the home bend Both Barrels loomed up to deliver his challenge but Glynnscrosschris proved three parts of a length too strong at the line in 19.18.