Peter Farrell

Coolemount Boss is one of the most in-form trackers in the Country at present and the brilliant black stole the show again last night in Galway as he landed his A1 contest in some style.

Owned by the Four-Culchies syndicate, Coolemount Boss was chasing a hat-trick last night as he bid to step up on an impressive four length win last time out for connections. Sweetly drawn in trap one, the race was put to bed at trap-rise as the son of Iso Octane - Coolemount Bally quickly bolted from red to show his rivals a clean pair of paws entering the opening corner. Once in front, this impressive March 19’ whelp set a ferocious gallop and very much in familiar territory rounding the bottom two bends, the chasing pack made little inroads into the lead. Staying on well in the closing stages, Coolemount Boss was showing no signs of any let up and despite last week’s fastest performer, Cloneyogan Blaze chasing hard in second, Coolemount Boss crossed the line almost three lengths to the good. The time was a scorching 28.76 and this greyhound, owned by a syndicate of course, has now won five of his last six starts so connections are getting some tune out of this impressive youngster.


Next best over the standard trip was the Brian Johnson trained Puck Out (Laughil Blake - Way Out) in race ten, an A2/A3 525.

Owned by Mark Wade, Puck Out was on the end of a sharp defeat last time out but that run has clearly served him well as he bulleted from trap three to take control early on. Holding a three length advantage entering the back straight, Crafty Prosecco emerged a threat rounding the penultimate turn, however, Puck Out pulled clear once more to record a trap-to-line victory for connections. Three lengths clear crossing the line, the time was a good 29.04.


Elsewhere on the card Badgerfort Tommy (Azza Azza Azza - Noirs Face) recorded his twelfth career win in race two of the night.

Owned by Paddy Kennedy, the pocket-sized Badgerfort Tommy broke smartly from trap two and disputed the early running with Tiger Roll in six. Taking over at the opening corner however, Badgerfort Tommy excelled down the back straight and he drew further clear turning for home. Mollrose King came through for second but seven lengths in hand crossing the line, Badgerfort Tommy clocked 29.06.


There was no shortage of fine displays last night at the Connacht venue and Call Me Speedy added to that number in race five for owner Gerry Horgan.

Only a June 19’ whelp, Call Me Speedy was chasing a first career win but he did so in brilliant style. Swiftly away from trap one, the son of Kinloch Brae - Maldinis Flyer made his rails pitch in one play to his strengths as he stuck tight to round the opening corner two lengths clear. The advantage soon doubled down the back straight and as he reached the home turn, Call Me Speedy powered up the straight to cross the line with over ten lengths in hand. The time was 29.11.


Trainer Patrick O’Loughlin got on the scoresheet in race seven, the Talking Dogs A3 525, as Flyaway Home got back to winning ways for the first time since November of last year.


On the end of a narrow defeat last time out, Flyaway Home was taking no chances this time around as the daughter of Ballymac Eske - Pats Black Lizzy led early from trap six. Rounding the opening turn with a comfortable lead, it was curtains for her rivals thereafter as she maintained a strong gallop to come home three lengths clear of Ardera Pilot in second. The time was 29.15.


Kilbannon Psycho is really enjoying the 575-yard in Galway and last night the Owen McDonagh trained bitch recorded a third win from five starts over the trip.

Successful in her last two 575-yard contests due to her ‘out and gone’ tactics, Kilbannon Psycho was once again paw perfect at trap-rise as she bolted from trap one to dispute early on with Erris Sweep. However, railing like a cat rounding the opening corner, the daughter of Droopys Jet - Droopys Breeze, owned jointly by John and Owen McDonagh, quickly opened a sizable advantage and from here, she ran out a convincing three and a half length winner over Hanover Power in second. The time was a slick 31.75.