Limerick greyhound stadium hosted its Monday last night and one of the most eye-catching performances on the night came from the debutant, Malbay Remi.
Owned by Gerard Burke, Malbay Remi is a well-made seventy-two pound bitch who had qualified with ease at the Dock Road circuit. Making her first start last night in an ON2/3 525 contest, the brindle was out like a light from trap one to lead the field into the opening corner. From here, the daughter of Kinloch Brae - Malbay Ally was never under pressure as she extended her lead to four lengths down the back straight. Tromora Rocket did make a good fist of it in the closing stages of the race as the January 2020 whelp was another who caught the eye in behind. However, the race was won at trap-rise as Malbay Remi maintained her advantage to cross the line with four and a half lengths to spare. The time was a smart 28.79.
BLASTOFF BEN FASTEST OF THE NIGHT
The twenty-nine second barrier did take a bit of a hit throughout the night and fastest of the session came in race eleven as Blastoff Ben secured his first career win.
Owned by Philip Buckley, Blastoff Ben was luckless on his last start at Limerick but he put things right in emphatic fashion last night. Running from trap three, Blastoff Ben was quickest into stride and he took a comfortable lead around the opening corner. Drawing clear down the back straight, the son of Droopys Jet - Blastoff Annie wasn’t for catching and he stayed on powerfully approaching the line to seal a five and a half length win. Aarons Best chased the winner home in a time of 28.61.
EMIRATE TAKES OFF
Fionns Emirate ran into a good one on his debut outing last time out but he wasn't to suffer the same fate last night as he raced to a convincing victory.
Fionns Emirate, owned by Michael Leahy, wasn't too well away from trap five but despite shipping a hefty bump at the opening corner, the son of Droopys Cain - Pink Racer ran a brilliant second bend to turn in behind early leader, Azure Jet. From here, Fionns Emirate took off down the back straight and he soon stormed past Azure Jet to take control. Extending his lead thereafter, Leahy’s charge crossed the line with nine lengths in hand. The time was 28.95.
The last of the greyhounds to break 29-seconds on the night was Ballygibba Paris (Droopys Roddick - Ballygibba Dawn) in race nine, an A5/A6 525.
Owned by Billy Guiney, Ballygibba Paris tasted his first success on his last outing at Limerick and he made it back-to-back wins with another trap to line display. Running from trap one, Ballygibba Paris came through the bars early on to take a two length lead around the opening corner. Keeping on well thereafter, he was never going to be caught and the strong running brindle came home three lengths clear of nearest rival, Bound Tobe Alfie, in second. The time was 28.98.
TROMORA BEST OF THE SPEEDSTERS
There were a number of sprint contests on the night but the most impressive return came in race five, the www.grireland.ie S6 350, as Tromora Champion ran out a clear winner.
Only a November 19’ whelp, Tromora Champion boasts a faultless card after winning on her debut in 19.32 and she shaved quite a few lengths off that win with another easy victory. Owned by David Hogan, Tromora Champion took a ping break from trap five and quickly showed her early gears to excel away from her rivals. Tracking brilliantly around the bottom two bends, the daughter of Droopys Sydney - Brogan Tic Tac stormed up the straight to cross the line a six length winner. The time was a swift 18.91.