It was all about Explosive Boy in the final of the €9,500 to the winner Waterford Select Stakes final at Kilcohan Park on Saturday night.
Trained by Patrick Guilfoyle for owner Peter Sutcliffe, once the 13-8 market leader got it right at the traps early and led, it was always going to take something special to deny him.
One Time Only was giving it a real go as he tracked the winner throughout. Little between the front two for most of the journey, However, Explosive Boy was always in control and the exciting tracker extended his lead in the closing stages. A wonderful 28.20 winning performance, two and a half lengths clear of the gallant One Time Only, with four lengths back to Skywalker Barry in third place.
FRANK ON TOP IN FINAL
Coolbunnia Frank came out on top in the final of the Greyhound & Extreme & W.T.S.C A3 stake final which carried a winner's prize of €1,650.
Noel Ryan's dog just had enough early pace to slip around in front, soon five clear, the early paced runner had enough in reserve so see off the running on Rockmount Titan, by a length and a half, in 28.76. A lovely front running display from the 10-3 winner. Coco Houdini two lengths behind the runner up in third.
DELIGHT FOR LAURA AND DEELISH
The Laura Flynn owned Deelish Lucia beat a strong field of runners in the final of the €1,500 Wexford A2 stake.
A strong running type, the 4-1 shot produced one of her best breaks to slip around in front. Glenbervie Rosy ran on strongly in the closing stages, but the one in front was powering up the home straight to land the spoils. Two lengths the margin, in 28.63. Three lengths back to Picture Parade in third place.
A JOY TO WATCH BOBSLEIGH DREAM
In other races, the performance of Bobsleigh Dream was a joy to watch in the Skywalker Canny @ Stud Open Bitch 525.
Trained by Pat Buckley for owner Willie Joe Murphy, the 4-11 favourite looked in trouble early on as Farranrory Megan was setting a strong pace upfront. Coming from well off the pace, the impressive winner showed massive gears to come through and score, in 28.68. Half a length clear of the fast-starting Farranrory Megan.