After a hectic few weeks at Galway Greyhound Stadium, last night saw the return of some all-graded action and a treble for the kennels of Tommy Morrissey was the highlight of the night.
The first of the Morrissey greyhounds to pass the post in front was Errill Flash in race two, an A8 525-yard contest. A 2/1 market chance, Errill Flash lived up to his name at trap-rise as he flashed from two to open a healthy lead approaching the first corner. Trouble in behind enabled the leader to stretch clear down the back and despite the eye catching Moyolla Miss eating into the lead in the closing yards, the son of Good News and Clever Princess held firm to seal a half length victory. The time was 29.70.
Errill Cindy was next to secure victory in what was an S5 sprint contest. Connections are getting a real tune out of this daughter of Belles Direction and Geelo Lu Lu and last night she brought her career tally to six wins from just fifteen starts. Pinging the lids from trap three, Errill Cindy, a 5/2 shot, soon established a comfortable lead entering the opening corner and from here, it was a matter of how far as she tracked expertly before staying on well to record a four length win over Glynnscrossbecky in second. The time was 19.29.
The treble was completed in the concluding race of the night as Errill Daithi (Toolatetosell - Security) returned to winning ways with a fine performance. The talented fawn has displayed big pace in previous outings and he hit the ground running from trap three to dispute the early lead with Cloneyogan Blaze. However, after being outpaced in the early yards, traffic ensued and Errill Daithi reaped the rewards as he shot up the inside to take control heading into the back straight. From here, it was all about Errill Daithi and it was going to take a serious effort to reel him in based on prior displays. Galloping to a two length win over Upandatit crossing the line, the time for the Tommy Morrissey’s fawn was 29.05.
PATCH QUICKEST OVER THE STANDARD TRIP
The fastest run of the night over the standard 525-yard trip came in the penultimate race of the night as Breaghmore Patch made light work of his A2 contest.
Owned by Michael Corrigan, whose kennel has been in fine form of late, Breaghmore Patch headed to traps a 5/2 shot and he made a slick exit from trap four to take a two length lead into the opening corner. His advantage doubled upon entrance to the back straight and it became clear that, barring incident, the son of Ballymac Matt and Eileens Blue would record a second career victory. Maintaining a powerful gallop in the latter stages of the contest, Breaghmore Patch put this contest to bed as he crossed the line over seven lengths better off than Office Bar in second. The time was a fast 28.87.
FOUR ON THE TROT FOR OUGHAM SKY
One of the most in-form greyhounds in the Country at present is that of Luke Kilcoyne’s Ougham Sky and the October 19’ whelp made it four wins on the spin last night in another 350-yard contest.
Chasing a sixth career victory from just the ten starts, Ougham Sky came away well from trap four and she displayed the superior early gears to take control rounding the opening corner. It was familiar territory thereafter for the well-bred daughter of Ballymac Best and Portumna West and she duly justified her 4/5 starting price by staying on well to record a two and a half length win over Brickhill Shelby in second. The time was 19.19.
EYE-CATCHING DISPLAY FROM ALLEGRA BLUE
Earlier in the card there was an impressive performance from the Marion Moroney-owned Allegra Blue in what was an A4 550.
Heading to traps an even money chance in the market, Allegra Blue meant business from the off as she came away racing from trap four to dispute the early running with Sir Sean in six. However, after briefly surrendering the lead, Allegra Blue stormed to the front midway down the back straight and the daughter of Droopys Nidge and Rathmeehan Cragg drew clear thereafter. Quickly opening up a sizable advantage on her rivals, Allegra Blue crossed the line eight and a half lengths clear of Sir Sean in second. The time was a rapid 30.13 for the 550-yard trip.