Peter Farrell

There were plenty of eye-catching performances at Galway greyhound stadium last night and the pick of those came from Lingrawn Honour and Magical Angel as both greyhounds won comfortably.

Two young greyhounds with very bright futures, it was Magical Angel in the opening race of the night who set the tone as the June 20’ daughter of Cabra Firmino and Cabra Angel won in style.  Owned by Pat Guilfoyle, Magical Angel was installed an even money favourite in her quest to win at the third time of asking but she was off the pace early on after a sluggish start from trap two. In contrast, it was Caislean Roddick who took the field into the opening corner, however, Magical Angel was making swift progress upon entrance to the back straight. Taking control at this point, the brindle quickly opened a sizable lead over her rivals as she drew clear to win by an extending eight and three quarter lengths. A lot to like about the performance of this youngster, the time was 29.05 .20s.


In the penultimate race of the night, Lingrawn Junior posted the fastest time of the session as he flew around to win in emphatic fashion.

Owned by Kevin Jones, Lingrawn Junior has just turned two years of age and he has now notched a third career victory, posting a best time to date in the process. A son of Kinloch Brae and Lingrawn Cracker, who has incidentally amassed over €47,000 from her offspring, Lingrawn Junior broke best of all wearing the stripes as he stretched clear into the corner.  From here, it was a straightforward night’s work for Jone’s charge as he proved a class above his rivals in running out a six and a three quarter length victor. The time was a slick 28.87 .20s.


Elsewhere on the card, there were doubles for both Martin Fahy and Michael Corrigan and the first of the Fahy winner’s came in race three as Fast Fit Felix won on debut.

Heading to traps a 4/1 chance, Fast Fit Felix meant business from the off as he broke smartly from trap three to dictate the early exchanges with both Cappaneale Elsie and Annadown Daisy. Some trouble at this point allowed the John Quinn-owned December 19’ son of Dorotas Wildcat and Fast Fit Maeve to shoot clear and from here, Fast Fit Felix set a strong gallop to record a five and a half length victory. The time was 19.26 .10s.

The second winner for Martin Fahy also came over the sprint distance as Menmal Princess won comfortably. Also owned by Michael Casey, Menmal Princess, a 6/4 shot, came away well from trap one and she showed big gears to open a healthy lead on the approach to the opening corner. One-way traffic thereafter, the December 19’ daughter of Paddys Magic and Cottage Brandy stormed up the Galway straight to win by six and a half lengths from Long Cavani in second. The time was 19.18 .10s.


The Breaghmore greyhounds have enjoyed plenty of success at Galway in recent months and both Breaghmore Joe and Breagmore Rob both recorded victories last night.

Two litter brothers, it was Breaghmore Joe who was first to show in race eight. Nestling in behind Brickhill Daisey in this 550-yard event, the son of Ballymac Matt and Eileens Blue bided his time from trap three before hitting the front midway down the back straight. Staying on well thereafter, Breaghmore Joe had three parts of a length in hand over Mr QuizMaster at the winning line. The time for the 3/1 shot was 30.75 .20s.

In a different fashion to his litter brother, Breaghmore Rob won in make-all fashion in the final race of the night. Showing a nice turn of early pace from trap five, ‘Rob’ tracked expertly throughout and he pulled out all the stops to cross the line three parts of a length clear of Banter Blitz in second. The time was 29.55 .20s.