The weekend saw plenty of action for the team, including picking up some nice wins at Shelbourne, Cork and Limerick.
The main event of the weekend was the Gain 600 at Shelbourne where Clonbrien Prince and Lenson Blinder did battle in a top quality field. Early pace proved vital to the outcome and it was Clonbrien Prince who prevailed as he reversed the Semi Final form to lead home Blinder to record a memorable 1-2, eventually crossing the line in 32.34 by three lengths.
Elsewhere on the card, O Mahoney had showed great back straight pace to take victory in the The GAIN Greyhound 28 A1/A2 600 Semi-Final before Wolfe landed the closing contest, The Gain Kindness Range Open 550. He had to show great determination to hold of the challenge on the run in but did so and crossed the line half a length in front in 29.52.
We hit a nice hat-trick at Limerick, including two heat winners of the Con & Annie Kirby Second Round ties. Romeo Rumble ran out an impressive winner in a heat of the Barking Buzz App Open Unraced 525 Round 1. Navigating a safe course round the opening turn he soon drew clear along the far side. He powered his way to a seven length victory in 28.72. Herecomesdahoney, having his second race back from layoff, produced a great display in Heat 5 of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial. Trapping well he held his position into the first bend, railing well, he kept on well and despite coming under pressure late on, he was not for catching as he won by a length in 28.52. The hat-trick was completed when Riverside Leo produced another top performance in Heat 6. Showing good early dash he led at the first bend and drew clear along the far side, turning for home he was still in full control and crossed the like three and a quarter in front of his nearest rival in 28.59.
Finally, at Curraheen Park we had two nice winners. Blue East showed he can do it both ways as he battled hard to get his head in front on the run in to land the Upcoming Events @ Curraheen Park Open 550, eventually winning by three quarters of a length in 29.65. Nitro Notorious rounded the evening off as he claimed the honours in the last race, leading all the way he won by four and half lengths in good 28.41. The feature race of the evening was the 2019 Two Wheel Training Cork Oaks Final where Clona Dream can be considered a little unlucky in running, looking like she would lead round the opening turn she had her back end taken from her and shuffled her back the field. Congratulations to connections of Boyleports Joy who went on to land the victory.
The only downside to the busy weekend was a nasty injury sustained to Fantasy Ben. We’re pleased to say it wasn’t the hock as first feared but is a severe tear to the TFL muscle. He now faces an extended period on the sidelines for rest and treatment to the injury.