Peter Farrell

Limerick Greyhound Stadium hosted an extra race meeting this week and there were two quality performances in particular from Gurtnacrehy Bale and the evergreen tracker, Clearly Written.

Gurtnacrehy Bale is a young greyhound who is certainly heading the right direction as he made it two wins from three starts in race six. After scoring on debut over the 525 yard trip, James Kelly’s charge reverted back to the sprint distance and proved too hot to handle for his rivals. Quickly into stride from trap three, the son of Laughil Blake - Tyrur Jennamarie showed a blistering turn of foot to the opening corner and stormed up the home straight to claim a near three length victory. The time was a very fast 18.86.


In race nine there was a very welcome winner as Clearly Written got back to winning ways for the first time since February.

Owned by Noel Nash and Gerry McManus, Clearly Written is approaching his fifth birthday next month but he is showing no signs of slowing down as he produced another polished performance from trap three. Off to his customary fast start, the Denis O’Malley trained black flew into the opening bend to head the field into the back straight. In truth, it wasn't much of a contest thereafter as the son of Laughil Blake - Airfield Mistake ran out a near six length winner, in a smart time of 28.82.


Elsewhere on the card there was a double for the McNamara kennel as Big Time Molly and Big Time Jamie landed the spoils in their respective contests.

Big Time Molly was first up in the curtain raiser as she landed her novice event in comprehensive fashion. Owned by Stephen McNamara, the daughter of Droopys Jet - Price Promise was fast away wearing the blue jacket and she never saw another tail as she eventually ran out a convincing six length winner. The time was a good 29.31.

Big Time Jamie was next to follow in race four which was the semi final of Limerick & Clare GOBA A7 525. It was a similar story to Molly in this one as Pauline McNamara’s charge was swiftly into stride from trap two to show the superior early gears and dictate the lead. It was a procession victory thereafter and the son of Good News - Portumna View ran out a huge, eleven length winner. The time was 29.55.