STRIDEWAY LENA confirmed her outstanding recent form with another smashing display in the final of the €2,200 to the winner John & Mary Killeacle Dowling Memorial A1 570 at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night.
In the care of James O'Mahony, the 5-2 second favourite was foot perfect from traps as she showed devastating early speed. Flying around the opening corners in front, she was three clear of Millridge Blake with at least five lengths back to favourite Crafty Babalino who was back in third.
It really was a magical display by the winner as he clocked a fantastic 30.56 to land the spoils. Crafty Babalino showed sensational staying power to get within half a length at the winning line. Four and a half lengths back to Millridge Blake in third.
Pictured: Angela and Jane Dowling and family making the winning presentation of the Perpetual Cup and winners trophy to James and Mary O'Mahony with the O'Mahony family and connections following Strideaway Lena's win in the John & Mary Killeacle Dowling Memorial
ALL ONE WAY TRAFFIC
Wasted Monday impressed in the final of the €1,200 to the winner Grandstrand Restaurant ON2 stake.
Kieran O'Dwyer's June puppy was the star of the show in earlier rounds and after he got it right at the traps to lead, it was soon over. The son of Good News and Vale Recruit, the 6-5 favourite in the betting, galloped to a wide margin success in a fantastic 28.39.