Magical Cormie ended 2020 on a high at Galway Greyhound Stadium and the Emer Guilfoyle-owned runner again proved a cut above the rest once again as he posted the fastest time of the session at the Connacht venue .
Running in race ten, an A1 525 event, Magical Cormie was chasing a ninth win from just the eighteen starts and he had to dig deep as he came from off the pace to land the spoils. It was Fast Fit Limit who came away best of all but Magical Cormie, after a moderate break from six, switching to a middle course and showing excellent early gears to turn the opening corner a close second. A length adrift down the back straight, the Patrick Guilfoyle trained runner outpaced Fast Fit Limit down the back and he quickly stormed to the front entering the penultimate bend. From here, it was a formality for the son of Head Bound - Montore Lady as he stayed on strongly up the home straight to come home two and a half lengths clear of Fast Fit Limit, who ran a cracker in second. The time was a smart calculated 28.86.
Elsewhere on the card there was a double for the kennel of Gerard Quigley as his litter comrades, Creevy Chance and Creevy Special both landed their respective events.
Creevy Chance was first up in race eight, an A5 525. Running wide throughout, Creevy Chance stayed out of trouble in the opening yards and got herself into contention entering the back straight. Powering past her rivals at this point, the daughter of Kinloch Brae - Creevy Charm stretched clear in the closing yards to account for a near seven length victory over Some Cut Two in second. The time was 29.66.
Shortly after, Creevy Special sealed the double in race eleven for the Quigley kennel. In a different style to his sister, Creevy Special led early on from trap three and after turning in front, he was never under much threat thereafter. Staying on strongly to cross the line six and a half lengths clear, the time was a decent 29.45.
IN OTHER RACES
The Michael Carey owned Exchange Three (Droopys Jet - Miss Lochdeise) is a serial winner around Galway track and he notched another victory last night in an A3 525. Leading from the outset wearing the stripes, Exchange Three went about his business in a professional manner as he tracked well throughout to come home three and a half lengths to the good. Zeus Nitro was an eye-catcher here as she made up huge ground to claim second. The time was 29.23.
Beslow Norajames landed the opener of the night for the kennel of Aidan Mannion. Fast away from trap five, the daughter of Quietly - Freedom Portrait maintained a strong gallop throughout and despite coming under late pressure from Croaghill Lizzie in second, Mannion’s charge put this one to bed by a length and a half. The time was a good 29.24.
One greyhound who despite not posting a hugely impressive clock but was a real eye-catcher on the night was the Tommy Morrissey owned Errill Daithi. The young July 19’ fawn wasn’t too well into stride from trap two and looked out with the washing entering the back straight as he occupied the rear of the field. However, showing a phenomenal burst of speed down the back, the son of Toolatetosell - Security nipped up the inside at the penultimate corner and powered clear to score by a rapidly extending nine and three quarter lengths. The time was 29.56.
The fastest scorer over the two bend trip last night was Confused Fitzy (Confident Rankin - Confused Breda). Owned by Gerry Manley, Confused Fitzy was chasing back to back victories and after a moderate break from trap three, he soon outpaced his rivals to the opening turn. Followed closely by Bumblebee Queen in second, it was very much a tw dog affair entering the home straight. However, Confused Fitzy stuck to his task well and was a length and a half in front at the winning line. The time was a slick 19.11.
Another greyhound who deserves a mention is Orbsen Ash as the son of Droopys Jet - Scala Maisie made it four wins from four starts last night for owner Tom Kelly. Well away wearing the white jacket, Orbsen Ash showed fine early dash to lead into the opening corner and from here, this greyhound certainly knew where the winning line was. A length in front at the lollipop, the time was 19.65.