Blue East produced a strong finish lead home kennel companion Newinn Lester by a length in the Gain Greyhound Nutrition Select 525 Final at Waterford on Saturday evening.

It was a brilliant race with the lead changing hands 3 times, Skywalker Jorge had led early with Lester and Blue East following him round the opening turns. Along the far side the kennel pair started to make in roads and round the 3rd turn Newinn Lester edged in front out wide, but it was the rails running Blue East who took advantage of the shorter route as he grabbed the lead out of the final turns. Straightening up and running for home Lester and Blue East duelled it out with East eventually prevailing by a length in 28.44 to bring home a fantastic 1-2 for the team.

Blue East’s victory is the team’s third in the last four years, and also that of staunch kennel supporting owner Larry O’Rourke, following Riverside Oscar (2016) and Lughill Robbie (2017) successes in recent years.