Hooverville qualified for next week’s final of the Lee Strand 550 at Tralee in emphatic fashion when taking his semi final in a fast 29.78 (-10). Making a moderate start from boxes he powered to the front of the field by the first bend and accelerated into a formidable lead down the back straight, staying on strongly he came home to the good of five lengths. He’s been one of the most consistent dogs during the course of the competition, winning every round, and has taken to the track brilliantly. The draw for the final is :

1. Hooverville
2. Movealong Sonny
3. Confident Puma
4. Movealong Shaw
5. Van Frankie
6. Harping On

At Shelbourne on Thursday evening, Riverside Swift was victorious in the Paris & Cassie Mae Confirmation Party A3 Stake final. Showing good early pace, he battled hard and held on by a short head to take victory for owner Miss Rachel Holland. Also on the card, Ardnacrusha Lady won her semi final of the Barking Buzz App A6 Stake and progresses into next week’s final where she will be joined by kennel mate Rockburst Raven. He finished 3rd in his heat and progresses.