GORT’s John Quinn recorded a memorable treble victory in Galway Greyhound Stadium on Friday.

The A3 graded eighth contest was the top graded contest on Friday night’s card at Galway Greyhound Stadium but there was no doubting the highlight of the night and that was the treble recorded by popular Gort’s handler John Quinn who was ably assisted in all kennel duties this week by his granddaughter Kate Cantwell who led up all three winners which were incidentally all out of the dam Fast Fit Maeve who’s next litter is due from the same owners excellent servant Fast Fit Paddy.

The highlight of the Quinn Kennel treble came in the concluding A4 graded 525 contest in which Fast Fit Pennie just about was best away in the centre of the tracks and racing toward the opening bend the daughter of Doratos Wildcat and Fast Foot Maeve led from Toolate Shannon and Astro Kevin. Racing down the back Fast Fit Pennie led Toolate Shannon by two lengths with Astro Kevin and Kelpie close behind. Exiting the back straight Kelpie made a big move along the inner but Fast Fit Pennie held her line well and despite drifting to the centre of the track off the home bend she dug deep to see off Toolate Shannon and Kelpie by half a length and a neck in 29.50.

The opening leg of the treble came in race number four as having finished runner up on debut a couple of weeks ago Fast Fit Rex made no mistake at the second time of asking leading off the home bend on his way to a two and a half lengths success over Acambo in 18.32. From traps Acambo broke well and showed pace to lead from Burnpark Latitia and Fast Fit Rex approaching the opening bend . Approaching the home turn Acambo moved slightly wide and this allowed Fast Fit Rex (Malachi & Fast Fit Maeve) his opportunity and he swept through to win going away at the line.

The Malachi-Fast Fit Maeve litter double was completed Fast Fit Duke who he owns with his daughter Taragh Cantwell in the A5 graded ninth contest in which Aulton Jo and Cragmoher Time were away well on either side of the track with Aulton Jo taking command at the opening bend. Passing halfway through Fast Fit Duke began to move into the cat bird seat and moving outside to challenge racing around the crown of the home bend Fast Fit Duke gradually wore down Aulton Jo in the straight to prevail narrowly.

Bobtailbuttercup was best away from traps in the S5 graded sprint contest and racing towards the opening bend she led by almost two lengths from the improving Valinor with Cashback Express in third place along the rails. Rounding the bend though the Paul Horig and Catherine Darcy owned Valinor (Good News-Galadriel) slipped through along the rails to strike the front and kicking clear off the home bend the Declan McDonagh of Liscannor trained Valinor scored by two and a half lengths in 18.43.

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