It’s a big weekend ahead for the kennels where we are represented in 2 major finals, The Dandelion Bar & Nightclub Easter Cup Final at Shelbourne and the Gain Dog Food Irish Cesarewitch Final at Mullingar.

The weekend starts with us having four runners at Shelbourne on Thursday evening where House Of Fun and Riverside Swift do battle in the Dandelion Bar & Nightclub A3 525 Final. Joining them on the card are Forgotten Town in an A5 contest and Ardnacrusha Lady who has her debut race in an A6/A7 race.

Moving on to Saturday we have 5 runners at Limerick. Holborn Junior looks to follow up his winning return last week when he goes in the Treaty Cup Semi Finals where he has been drawn with all 3 of the other heat winners from last week. We have Riverside Charm is entered for the Roma Casino / Kennedy Cup A2/A3 550 Stake not to mention 3 runners in the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Stake 3rd round. Once again we have been unlucky in the draw and have 2 in the same heat where Runaway Rover faces Sidarian Blitz. Rover ran a big race behind Vans Viking last week and Blitz ran a brilliant race when leading at the 3rd so both are in fine form going into a very tough heat. Vans Viking goes in the first heat but has to overcome a tricky trap draw (Drawn 5). He’ll need a slick exit to get across to his favored rails position.

Over at Shelbourne we have Cabra Buck in Easter Cup Final and will be looking to follow up last weeks great performance when winning his semi final in great fashion. Also on the card, Hawaii Kinsale is in a top quality 525 Open race. Totos Tank goes in an 525 A1 whilst Silverhill Lucy is in a 575 A1 contest.

Sunday sees us head to Mullingar where we have Sidarian Lisa in an Open 550 before hoping Garryvoe Jet can continue his great run of form and get a clear run to trouble them in the Cesarewitch Final. With a trouble free run he will definitely give 100% and do his best for everyone connected.

Other Kennel News

Innameovhoff left this week to join Dean Child’s for a crack at the English derby. Forrachmore is heavy in whelp and due any day to Knockglass Billy. The brilliant Rockburst Pearl has been mated to Vans Escalade whilst English Oaks winner Droopys Hope is going to Frightful Flash Kennels this week to visit the same stud.

Looking further ahead we’ve three dogs entered for the Lee Strand 550 in Tralee due to start next week, they are Riverside Pat, Barnhill Turbo and Hooverville.