Peter Farrell

It was an all graded affair at Galway Greyhound Stadium last night where the star performance went to Cloneyogan Flash who made it two wins from two starts since the return to racing.

Owned by Siobhan Garrahy, Cloneyogan Flash is a seasoned performer at Galway and was chasing her eighth career win prior to last night’s race. Apply named, the daughter of ‘Kinloch Brae - Tiermana Rum’ flashed from traps to take a comfortable lead into the opening corner. Stretching her advantage down the far side, Brickhill Davy made progress in second but was some six lengths adrift approaching the penultimate corner. There was only to be one winner though as Cloneyogan Flash railed like a cat to storm up the home straight and record a seven length victory. The time was a very fast estimate of 28.73.


Shortly after, in the closing race of the night, Drombeg Blake also dipped under the 29 second barrier with an easy win.

Jointly owned by Fergal and Evan McAuliffe, Drombeg Blake ran slightly out of steam in his return to racing last week but he certainly stipped fitter last night with a comprehensive display to close the session. Quickest intro stride from trap four, the son of ‘Laughil Blake - Teachers Friend’ outpaced his rivals early on before taking an unassailable lead into the back straight. The result never in doubt, Drombeg Blake recorded a six length victory, in a fast time of 28.97.


There were several sprint contests on the card last night at Galway and the pick of these went to Foxwood Manny for owner, Aoife McGrath.

Off the mark last week in a winning time of 19.30, Foxwood Manny is certainly improving with each outing and the son of ‘Droopys Jet - Moanteen Beauty’ showed tremendous early gears after a slow start initially. Disputing the lead with Full Flight rounding the bottom two corners, it was nip and tuck up the home straight with Foxwood Manny getting the nod, by a neck, on the line. This was the second week on the trot the latter has claimed neck victories and this time the clock read a solid, 19.15.