Peter Farrell

The final of the Killee Town Unraced ON3 525 was the highlight on last night’s Clonmel card and it was the Declan Byrne-trained Fleeting Angel who ran out a comfortable winner of the €1,200 to the winner feature.

Owned by the Dream-Catchers-syndicate, Fleeting Angel came into the decider having won her opening round assignment in 29.16 before falling short to the favourite, Fabulous Syrah, in last week’s semi finals. However, the impressive January 20’ whelp was to turn the tables last night as she dominated for the majority of the contest to win comfortably. From what was a level break, Fleeting Angel displayed the superior early pace from trap two to take control of the inside and swoop around the opening turn. From here, it was routine stuff from the promising daughter of Droopys Jet and Bewitching as she accelerated clear of Fastnet Dasha in second and come the winning post, she was four and a half lengths better off than the fast-finishing Springfield Bee in second. The time was a slick 28.95 and many thanks are extended to the sponsor of this event.


Anthony Dwyer and Valerie Buckley have an exciting prospect on their hands in Roaming Prima as fresh off her fantastic 28.75 victory last week at Clonmel, she went much faster again last night to record a comprehensive victory.

Seeking to maintain her unbeaten start to her career, Roaming Prima was ultra-impressive last week but that was merely a teaser as she headed into last night’s A0/A1 525-yard contest. Running from trap two, the Graham Holland-trained bitch was quickly into stride but as was Silk Cut Sally and it was the latter who rounded in front. Forced to check in second place at this point, Roaming Prima had a four length deficit to make up but she did so in impressive fashion. Reeling in Silk Cut Sally by the penultimate turn, the daughter of Droopys Sydney and Yahoo Katie stormed to the front and she soon raced clear to record a two and a half length victory over the gallant Silk Cut Sally in second. The time was a blistering 28.65.


In race five, Mosey Choice got back to winning ways for owner Jim Moloney. After pinging the lids from trap one, the daughter of David Bale and Woodford Girl was pegged back early doors by Chasing Anna but the brindle was to get back on terms. Nestling closely in behind, Mosey Choice took charge once again off the penultimate bend and she stayed on well to deny Nearlylagertime by a length, in a time of 29.06.

The Shane McCormack-owned Archgrove Lucy made it back-to-back wins in race six as she came from behind to land her sprint contest. It was Gainstown Rua who showed narrowly in front from trap two and she headed the field into the opening bend. However, Archgrove Lucy was never too far off the pace and the daughter of Droopys Sydney and Boherna Eve duly took control on the run for home. Storming past her rival to seal a one length victory, the time was 16.57.

In race eight, Dromana Lee was another to make it back-to-back wins for Andrew Moloney. A winner in 29.14 last time out, Dromana Lee was flashy from traps as she showed the better of the early gears to sweep around her rivals. Quickly opening a healthy advantage down the back, the daughter of Ballymac Best and Old Fort Dakota was never under threat and she crossed the line over four lengths better off than Heathview Linda in second. The time was 29.05.

Another greyhound to dip under the 29-second barrier was Clondoty Seamie in race nine. Owned by John Leahy, the son of Laughil Blake and Clondoty Amy was bidding to take his career tally to five wins and he did so in trap to line fashion. Quickly into stride wearing the white jacket, Clondoty Seamie never saw another tail as he maintained a strong gallop throughout to come home a length and a half better off than Lisnakill Laurie in second. The time was 28.84.

There was another impressive youngster in the final race of the evening as Rays Twincam recorded a second career success for Mairead Corcoran. Only a January 20’ whelp, Rays Twincam came from off the pace in his last victory at Clonmel and he implemented similar tactics this time around also. Never in the race early doors after a slow start from trap five, the son of Candlelight King and Nom De Plume sliced through runners at the midway point and he galloped clear to cross the line an impressive, three and a half length winner. A lot to like about this fellow, his time was 29.11.