Rural Hawaii opened his account in fine style last Thursday evening at Clonmel when taking a heat of the The Red Mills/T.S.C. Open Unraced Plate opening round. Despite breaking from traps awkwardly he showed good acceleration to the opening turn where he had to be ride a bit of trouble. Asserting down the back straight in took control of the race at the half way point and never looked troubled when galloping clear to a two and half length victory.
On the same card, Leeview Lady continued her impressive run of form when bursting from traps to take the win in her Suirview Kennels Open Bitch Stake heat. Pacing up well she had a dream run on the rails at the opening turn and made the most of the solo. Stretching away from the chasing field she recorded victory by three and half lengths to progress to Thursday’s Semi Final.
Sunday saw us at Clonmel for the 2nd Round of The Red Mills/T.S.C. Open Unraced Stake. Riverside Gold was looking to follow up last weeks victory. He ran a game race, showing good bend running at the opening turn before powering away up the back straight. He looked like he would hold on but was eventually collared on the line but still progresses to this weekend’s Semi Finals. He’ll be joined by Ballydoyle Honey who showed great determination to get to the front in her heat. Keeping in contention early she had to go the long way round at the final turn and pushed on to take the win by half a length.
Rockburst Vienna finished 4th in her heat of the The Greyhound & Pet World Open 790 Stake to progress to this weekend’s Semi Finals.
There’s a real busy few days ahead with runners at Clonmel and Shelbourne coming up. Thursday sees us have 6 runners at Clonmel. Voodoo Angel and Riverside Blacky are drawn together in the Zero Ten @ Stud/T.S.C. A3/A4 Bitch Stake Semi-Final. Rural Hawaii will look to follow up last week’s victory when going in his Red Mills/T.S.C. Open Unraced Plate Semi-Final before Warrior Gwen and Cabra Mufasa line up in their respective Boylesports Hero @ Stud A1/A2 Puppy 525 Semi-Finals. Later in the evening, Leeview Lady goes in the Suirview Kennels Open Bitch Stake Semi-Final. We’ve 4 runners over at Shelbourne. Hovex Princess makes her competitive debut, before Rural Maui returns after a small break. Going To College returns after an extended layoff before our runners are closed with Silverhill Lucy looks to get more luck in running have have a clear run.
The weekend starts with a bang with 4 entries in the Best Car Parks Gold Cup 525 opening round. Clares Wonder is in fine form and lines up in the Heat 2. Elevenerife, in Heat 4, is coming back from layoff but had a spin last week and will come on for his recent run whilst Coran Sky is another running well and goes in Heat 5. Finally, Vans Viking is in heat 6 and after recording a super 18.60 trial last week will need to be on his toes in his tough heat.
Sunday we’re back at Clonmel with 3 runners. Rockburst Vienna needs to be in the first 3 to qualify in the Greyhound & Pet World Open 790 Stake Semi-Final. Ballydoyle Honey and Riverside Gold are paired together in The Red Mills/T.S.C. Open Unraced Stake Semi-Final. Again, a first 3 finish will see both of them qualify for next week’s big final.