Both our entries safely progressed to the next round of the GMHD Insurances Juvenile Classic at Tralee this evening.
No matter how fast dogs are, you still need luck on your side and Hovex Prince will count himself slightly fortuitous in his progression when seizing on trouble at the 3rd turn to shoot into a qualifying spot. Having faced crowding on the run up and the opening turn he found himself towards the rear of the pack. Entering the 3rd bend he was starting to build up a head of steam and with the door opening at this point, he seized his opportunity to slip into second spot. He showed a seasoned head on young shoulders to find his way through and is in next week’s draw.
Sidarian Vega followed up last weeks win with another victory this evening, but was made to work a lot harder for it. Showing good early dash he was equaled and slightly headed by the runner on his inside. Showing good pace along the back straight he drew level entering the 3rd bend, here he ran a superb bend to edge in front before pulling away to score by around seven lengths to the good.