Peter Farrell

With some top-class racing throughout the Country last night, it was an unusually quiet down in Limerick greyhound stadium as they hosted an all-graded twelve race card.

The fastest return over the standard trip came in race six as So Its Taylor proved a cut above the rest for joint owners Paul Pardy and Kevin Kelly. A very well-bred son of Taylors Sky - Wrathchild, So Its Taylor flashed from trap three to take a comfortable lead into the opening corner. From here, it was a straightforward night’s work for the September 18’ whelp and he galloped to a convincing six and a half length win over Carrigmore Vixen in second. The time was a decent 29.12.

Not too far off that time was Curraghmore Jet who landed the very next race which was an A4 525. Owned by Patrick Conway, the July 19’ son of Droopys Jet - Fire Back was chasing a first career win and he did so in trap to line fashion. Swiftly into stride wearing the red jacket, Curraghmore Jet took a five length advantage into the back straight over Groovy Tommy and despite the latter bridging the gap in the closing stages, Curraghmore Jet held on to score by a length and a half. The time was 29.14.

Prior to that, the S3/S4 350 looked a closely graded affair but Gurtnacrehy Dave made light work of the field to second career victory from just the four starts. Owned by James Kelly, Gurtnacrehy Dave was slickest into stride wearing the orange jacket and after showing terrific early boot, the son of Laughil Blake - Tyrur Jennamarie took an unassailable lead into the bottom two bends. Sticking to his task well thereafter, Gurtnacrehy Dave scored by three lengths at the winning line from the staying on, Tally Ho Buddy, in second. The time was 19.15.

Despite having to settle for second in the aforementioned sprint contest, the Walls-Of-Tally-Ho syndicate did score in race eight with Tally Ho Blaze. Breaking smartly from trap five, Tally Ho Blaze showed sizzling early speed to swoop the opening corner and go clear. Setting a decent gallop down the far side, the son of Ballymac Vic - Tally Ho Dawn did come under pressure late on but he had enough in reserve to score by a head at the line. The time was 29.26.

Also on the card last night were a couple of 550-yard contests and the first of those was landed by Tyrap Leo (Droopys Cain - Varra Bawn) as he claimed a first win from fourteen starts. Owned by David Carroll, Tyrap Leo was only moderately away from trap three but showed good track craft to stay in contention early on. Three in a line at the 300-yard mark, Tyrap Leo took control rounding the third turn and stayed on gamely close home to land a neck victory over Tiermana Caramel in second. The time was 30.28.

Shortly after, Kyletaun Beauty (Ballymac Bolger - Here Comes Pa) made it back to back victories for owner Joe Williams in the second of the 550-yard contests. After making all to score by over ten lengths last time out, Kyletaun Beauty took it up on the back straight last night and powered her way to victory thereafter. Crossing the line a comfortable three and a half length winner over Skilfull Sparky in second, the time was a good 30.23.

The final race of the night saw Puck Out show fine determination to seal victory for Galway trainer Brian Johnson. After leading for large parts of the contest, Puck Out looked to have run her race rounding the penultimate turn as Tally Ho Vicky took control. However, showing fine determination, the daughter of Laughil Blake - Way Out came back for more and landed the spoils by a head on the line. The time was 29.24.