Peter Farrell

It was an all graded affair last night at Thurles Park and the highlight of the card was a slick performance from Magical Jasper as well as a quality double for the kennel of Tommy Morrissey.

Despite performing well in recent starts, Magical Jasper has found wins hard to come by but Patrick Guilfoyle’s tracker got back to winning ways in some style last night with a dominating performance in race six. Noted staying on strongly last week behind a very good winner in Thunder Blue, Magical Jasper made no such mistake at traprise last night as he fizzed out in front from trap four to lead into the opening corner. From here, the son of Head Bound - Laughil Louise went about his business in a professional manner, staying on well to record a convincing five length win. The time, as you would expect, was a superb calculated 28.40.


Shortly after, there was a quickfire double for the in-form kennel of Tommy Morrissey with his greyhounds, Errill Tarzan and Errill Toolate.

Errill Tarzan was first up in a 330 yard event in race eight and he was chasing a fourth win in five starts. Clearly racing at the top of his game at present, the son of Tarsna Havana - Mandeville Can broke smartly from trap two but had to tuck in behind Wing Mirror approaching the opening corner with the latter showing the better early dash. Tracking well between corners however, Erril Tarzan was building up ahead of steam and finishing with a wet sail, he chinned Wing Mirror on the line. A short head separating the pair, the time was a fast 17.90.

The purple patch for Morrissey continued in the following race as Errill Toolate certainly didn't live up to his name as he led throughout to land the spoils comfortably.

Fast away wearing the black jacket, Errill Toolate showed the superior early gears into the opening corner and from here, he was intent on making every post a winning one. Maintaining a solid gallop throughout, the son of Toolatetosell - Shalish showed no signs of any let up in the closing stages and he claimed a two and a half length win over nearest challenger, Oldtown Hero in second. The time was a decent 29.12.


Elsewhere on the card there was another notable performance in race three from Star Blake as he returned to winning ways for the Amazing Four syndicate.

Breaking smartly from trap six, Star Blake (Laughil Blake - Stuckeybawn) showed a lovely turn of foot into the opening corner to sweep the bend and go clear into the back straight. A consistent greyhound who was chasing a fourth win from just the eight starts, Star Blake set a strong gallop into the bottom two bends and he stayed on with real gusto to land the win. Over three lengths clear at the winning line, the time was a smart 28.89.