Peter Farrell

There was a brace of finals on offer at Clonmel Greyhound Stadium last night and these were landed in good style by both Mustang Vicky and Brynoffa Arminta.

Of the double-header featured on the card, the final of the Track Members and Split The Pot A1/A2 Dual Distance carried the biggest prize of €1,000 and Brynoffa Arminta bounced back from her semi final defeat to land the spoils for Eamon Mackey and Mark Thompson. An extremely wee-bred daughter of Ballymac Bolger and Ballymac Arminta, Brynoffa Arminta came away well from trap three and sat second on the run to the opener as Emers Dixie led the way. Running a brilliant opening corner, Brynoffa Arminta took command at this point and held a lead of two lengths from the improving Riverside Fudge in second. However, the 4/1 shot wasn’t to be denied on this occasion and turning for home, she pulled clear of her rivals to cross the line with two and a half lengths in hand over Riverside Fudge in second. The time was 30.29.


Prior to that, Mustang Vicky followed up her impressive opening round performance to score in the final of the Michael O’Sullivan Memorial A5/A6 Non Winners 525.

Owned by Sean Bourke, Mustang Vicky grabbed this stake by the scruff of the neck in the opening round as she posted a decent 29.03 and the December youngster followed that up with another dominant performance to take home the €700 first prize on offer. An even money favourite at the off, the daughter of Ballymac Eske and Mustang Markle was led early doors by Chasing Colbert, however, she quickly asserted at the opener to take control entering the second bend. From here, Mustang Vicky excelled and she galloped to a comfortable two and a half length victory over Chasing Colbert in second. The time was 28.99.


Elsewhere on the card, there was a good double for the kennel of James Heffernan as Flashy Cooper and Flashy Stanley both landed their respective events.

The first of Heffernan’s double to notch victory came in race two, an A4 525, as Flashy Cooper led from trap to line. Seven times a scorer prior to last night, the September 18’ son of Good News and Heavens Lilly is known for his early gears and he bolted from trap four to head the field on the approach to the opener. It was all one-way traffic thereafter for Flashy Cooper as he set a decent gallop throughout to cross the line with two and a half lengths to spare over Slaneyside Rice in second. The time was 29.48.

Just one race later, the double was sealed as Flashy Stanley bounced back from debut defeat to score over the 300-yard trip. A late bloomer as a May 20’ whelp, the son of Pat C Sabbath and Heavens Dazzler produced a brilliant performance in this S5/S8 event to run out a wide-margin winner. Running from trap five, Flashy Stanley bolted from traps and he put the contest to bed within a matter of strides. Tracking expertly between the bottom two bends, the black continued to set a strong gallop as he crossed the line with five and a half lengths in hand over Giglis Tonto in second. The time was 16.49.