DROOPYS EDISON, trained by Robert Gleeson for Michael Dunphy and Paul Allen, was the quickest on the clock in the semi-finals of the Greyhound & Petworld Juvenile Classic in Tralee on Friday night.
Just making the corner in front from the rails pitch, the 6-4 favourite was in top gear heading down the back straight. Four clear at the second last corner, the winner was in cruise control as Glengar Scholar was trying hard to get on terms. In truth, the outcome never looked in doubt, however, Glengar Scholar did get within two lengths at the winning line, in a fantastic 28.18. Three lengths back to Lenson On Ice in third.
Coolavanny Hoffa took the second semi-final for trainer Michael O'Donovan and owner Mark O'Donovan.
Wi Can Dream was quickest from traps, but the 2-1 winner flew down the back straight, hitting the front before halfway. Showing bundles of pace up front, the impressive winner went on to beat Wi Can Dream, by two lengths, in 28.26. A massive performance from the front two, the runner up was six behind at the second last corner, and he showed huge gears to get within two at the line. Six and a half lengths back to Ballymac Kurtis in third.