Twentylittletoes was a very impressive winner on her last outing at Galway greyhound stadium and she was back in the winner’s circle last night as Kate Comerford and Cyril Collins’ bitch posted the fastest time of the night.
Running in the race of the night, an A2 event, Twentylittletoes won last time out in a slick 28.94 and the young June 19’ whelp was swiftly into stride from trap one last night to lead once more. Quickly establishing a healthy lead entering the back straight, the daughter of Droopys Sydney - Rathmeehan May was never under any pressure as she set a terrific gallop entering the penultimate corner where the race was already in the bag. Firmly on track for back-to-back wins, Twentylittletoes stayed on strongly close home and crossed the line four lengths clear of the Wee Small Hours in second. The time was a rapid estimate of 28.63 and this is a bitch whose stock is very much on the rise.
There was another very smart performance on the night and that came from the Padraig Hoban owned Newport Diva.
Trained by Martin Fahy, who has a habit of producing big performances from his kennel, Newport Diva ran out a most convincing winner of race four. Running from trap five, Newport Diva trapped expertly wearing the orange jacket and she was on her way to recording her fourth career victory as she rounded the opening turn well clear. Extending her lead throughout the contest, the daughter of Sparta Maestro - Love Honey was a class above her rivals and turning for home, she had eleven lengths in hand of nearest rival, Bumblebee Onatop, in second. The time was a brisk 28.74.
Elsewhere on the card there was a double for the kennel of Peter Hassett as litter sisters Peteles Duchess and Peteles Lady (Superior Product - Peteles Queen) landed their respective contests.
The first of the kennel double came in race five which was a 350-yard event. Jointly owned by Peter Hassett and Ele Hinds, Peteles Duchess was chasing her first career win but she had to go some to catch the early paced Glasheen Adios. Tracking well around the bottom two bends, Peteles Duchess rallied in the latter stages and chinned the leader by a head on the line. The time was 19.66.
The double was completed in race eleven as Peteles Lady led from trap to line to land the spoils. Quickly into stride from trap two, the fawn paced up well early on before taking a nice advantage into the back straight. From here, it was one way traffic throughout as Peteles Lady crossed the line two and three parts of a length better off than Flyers Wildfire in second. The time was 29.71.
IN OTHER RACES
Brickhill Yanky landed the opening race of the night which was a novice 350-yard event. Jointly owned by John Collins and Albert Long, the son of Droopys Sydney - Rathmeethan May, a litter comrade of Twentylittletoes, broke well from trap one to take up the running at the halfway mark. Staying on well thereafter, Brickhill Yanky ran out a near six length winner as the clock returned a decent 19.19.
There was another fine novice display in race three as the Michael Hogan owned Grangeview Curl got her career off to a flier. From the same dam that produced the likes of Grangeview Ten, the daughter of Ballymac Best - Portumna West boxed well from trap one and showed sizzling early pace to lead on the fence. Once clear, the young October whelp stuck to her task well and crossed the line two and a half lengths clear. The time was a good 29.36.
Solana Beach (Ballymac Vic - High St Sparkle) caught the eye on debut with a runners up finish behind Maybe Aye but she bounced back in good style to land race eight last night. Quickest into stride from trap four, the Mullins-Curtin owned bitch took control entering the opening corner. Striding out well thereafter, Noelles Torello challenged the leader on the back straight and despite threatening throughout, Solana Beach pulled out all the stops to land victory. A neck in it at the winning line, the time was a good 29.01.