It was an all graded affair at Galway stadium last night but there was a notable performance from a greyhound we are probably going to hear a lot about in the very near future.
Owned by the Kennedy-Family syndicate, Ballyregan Raven was pencilled in to run in race four, an ON3 event which the son of ‘Good News - Ballyregan Rach’ took by storm. With two very respectable qualifying trials in his book, the heavyweight black fluffed his lines at traprise and the orange jacket was a long way back rounding the opening turn. The even money jolly, ‘Ballyregan’ lay in fourth at this point but was beginning to rev his engine midway down the back straight. Making some eye-catching inroads, the November 18’ whelp was really motoring around the bottom two corners and excelled up the home straight to record an ever-increasing eight length victory. The time was a fast 29.02 and given his off the pace exploits, this greyhound looks to have several lengths up his sleeve.
Elsewhere on the card, the feature race of the night was the Racing on Friday/Saturday A1/A2 525’ and Moanduff Daisy was chasing her sixth victory on the trot.
Heading to traps the even money favourite, Moanduff Daisy was well away wearing the stripes but was headed early on by Rathmeehan May, another ultra-consistent performer. Now classified a veteran, the daughter of ‘Romeo Recruit - Rathmeehan Holly’ powered around the opening corner and it was to result in a ding dong battle between the latter and Moanduff Daisy who was chasing hard in second. However, Rathmeehan May held strong in the final stages of the race to deny ‘Daisy’ by a decreasing three parts of a length. Owned by John Collins & John Browne, this bitch has recorded twelve wins and eleven second during her career thus far and she clearly has plenty still to offer as the clock read an impressive 28.96.