A NEAR PERFECT DRAW FOR DERBY DECIDER

Ian Fortune

The draw for the final of the Boylesports Irish Derby has thrown up the almost perfect conclusion with each and every greyhound holding strong claims.

One by one, as the name of each greyhound was called, there seemed to be a roar of approval from the Shelbourne stands.

Susie Sapphire and Singalong Sally will attempt to become the first female winners since Sprint Time in 1999. Susie Sapphire will wear the red jacket of one while Singalong Sally will be housed next door in two.

Carrigeen North, like Susie Sapphire, is still a puppy. He will race from trap three in what will be just his fifteenth career start. Explosive Boy, who has been Derby favourite for some time, will line out in trap four with the sole middle seed Jackslittlething in five. All About Ted as the sole wide seed is drawn in the stripes.   

It really is a race to look forward to and there seems every chance it could offer the most incredible spectacle.

BOYLESPORTS IRISH DERBY FINAL DRAW

1 SUSIE SAPPHIRE

2 SINGALONG SALLY

3 CARRIGEEN NORTH

4 EXPLOSIVE BOY

5 JACKSLITTLETHING (M)

6 ALL ABOUT TED (W)

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MICHAEL FORTUNE MEMORIAL DERBY PLATE DRAW

1 SWEEP THE YARD

2 SKYWALKER BARRY

3 KAMEKO

4 CALLAWAY MORT

5 MADABOUT CODY (M)

6 EVERMORE (M)