TRAINING DOUBLES were recorded by Sixmilebridge’s Stephen Murray and Donie Duggan of Tulla at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Thursday last.
Bark Wahlberg in 29.26 and Evetheapple in 29.70 both trained by Stephen won their respective races, Wahlberg is owned by the Quin based syndicate BlessmefatherforIhave synd and this son of Premier Fantasy and Geelo Lu Lu recorded his fourth career success.
Eve the apple is owned by Cooraclare’s Joe Kelly, and she is the daughter of Burgess Bucks and Crokers Wish.
The Peter Russel from Shannon owned Amy’s Jack and Killuran News owned by Gary Cooney of O’Callaghans Mills completed the double for Donie Duggan. A son of Skywalker Rafa and Notimetotalk, Amy’s Jack notched his tenth career success in 29.06 and it was career win number 8 for Killuran News in 29.33 for this daughter of Good News and Anhid Classic.
There was racing last Wednesday at Galway Greyhound Stadium and there was a quickfire double for Quilty’s David Hogan with Tromora Rex and Tromora Orlando. Rex a daughter of Ballymac Cooper and Ballymac Merkle, made it an impressive debut in 29.52 and Orlando a homebred daughter by Ballymac Best and Tromora Champion recorded career win number one in 29.53.
The rich vein of form for the Cooraclare based Lissatouk Kennels, continued when Lissatouk Gena took the honours in an A2 550 yards contest for young James McMahon, Gena made it career win number four in 30.22. The finale of the evening went to Kilmihil’s John Collins with Brichill Maisie, a daughter of Ballymac Best and Brickhill Sharon, she stopped the clock in 29.38.
Members of Miltown Malbay Coursing Club ran an excellent meeting last weekend. The hare husbandry was exemplary and there was great success for The Haugh and Harte clan from Kilkee when Crew Beans took the honours in the feature event, The All Age Dog stake. The Derby trial stake went to Inagh’s Noel Hehir with Strikin Distance who followed up from his success from the recent Ennis Clarecastle Meeting.
Swords Rex has been hammered into 7/2 from 7/1 to win the willwego.com Irish St Leger at Limerick Greyhound Stadium making him the clear favourite to win the €30,000 purse. Trained by Graham Holland, this son of Droopys Sydney and Starry Display was paw-perfect when winning his heat on Saturday night as the 5/6 favourite. Wearing the red jacket, this 2023 Easter Cup champion raced clear to win by three lengths in an electric time of 29.27 beating Another Holiday and Deadly Style.
Holland also enjoyed success with Clonbrien Treaty who won heat seven in 29.42 with his odds trimmed into 5/1 from 7/1. Ballinabola Una put in a huge effort to qualify in second with 16/1 available while Gaytime Hugo is 14/1 after grabbing third place. Trainer Pat Buckley enjoyed another fruitful night at the southern track with Bobsleigh Syd winning back-to-back heats in a time of 29.70 with his odds a generous 33/1 in the outright.
His kennelmate and defending champion Bobsleigh Dream continued her winning form in the competition by winning heat eight in 29.68. This exciting lady is 8/1 to successfully defend her crown. Glengar Elvis completed the perfect treble in the Irish St leger for Buckley after he produced a decent 29.56 beating Music Glideaway by five lengths.