Peter Farrell

There were a number of smart performances at Galway greyhound stadium last night and one of the highlights was the performance of Drombeg Glory who bounced back to winning ways to record a fifth win from his last six outings.

Owned by Evan McAuliffe, Drombeg Glory has taken to the racing scene like a duck to water and from his seven starts to date, the talented sprinter has now recorded five wins and one second. Hoping to bounce back from a narrow defeat last time out, Drombeg Glory was once again quickest into stride from trap three to make the early running and he opened a healthy advantage approaching the opening bend. Tracking well around the bottom two bends, the pocket-sized son of Droopys Jet - Market Glory was home and hosed on the run for home and crossing the line, he had two lengths in hand over nearest rival, Ougham Sky in second. The time was 19.08.


The meeting had a mixture of distances on offer and there was a smart performance from Rathmeehan Dier in an A4 550. Owned by John Browne, the son of Droopys Sydney - Coolavanny Spice was swiftly into stride from trap four and he led the way into the opening corner from Cloondarone Lady in second. It was as you were for much of the way thereafter and Rathmeehan Dier stayed on strongly to cross the line two lengths better off from her rival in second. The time was a brisk 30.26.

The second of the 550 events on the card was landed by Hannover Power for owner Martin McDonagh. Now classed as a veteran, Hannover Power came away well from trap four but was outpaced early on by Office Bar in five. However, the latter checked up down the back straight which allowed Hannover Power a second bite at the cherry and he didn’t need a second invitation. Improving with every stride rounding the penultimate turn, the son of Vite Max - French In Black was in full flow in the closing stages and he stormed across the line to claim a four and a half length victory. The time was 30.36.

The fastest performer on the night over the standard trip was the Sean Daly owned Mollrose Prince. Running in the final race of the night, Mollrose Prince pinged the lids wearing the striped jacket and he powered to the front to quickly turn this contest into a procession. Drawing clear throughout, the son of Candlelight King - Mollrose Queen wasn’t for catching and he crossed the line nine lengths better off than nearest rival, Derrymoyle Pat in second. The time was a fast 29.01.

There was another fine display in race nine as Daddy Paddy recorded a fourth career win for owner Marissa Molloy. Well housed in trap one this week, Daddy Paddy was much sharper at traprise and after being briefly led by Badgerfort Tommy in the early strides, he quickly established a comfortable lead rounding the first. From here, the son of Droopys Roddick - Mary Kate Pats extended his advantage down the back and he stuck to his task well to run out a two length victor at the winning line. The time was a good 29.04.