The second round of the Red & White Collar Coursing Bred Sweep took place in Tralee on Saturday night and it produced several really smart displays.
Ballymac Rule (Newinn Wonder-Ballymac Town) setting a very high standard in the second heat, clocking a really smart, 17.41.
Owned and trained by Liam Dowling, it was all one-way traffic upfront, with the June puppy cruising to a five and a half-length success. A Nobel Pardon best of the rest of in second.
Of the others to catch the eye were Ballymac Weston (Mafi Magic-Strawberry Amy), which was another winner for Liam Dowling.
Hot Dog bolted from traps, setting a really strong early pace, but the winner gained the upper hand on the home straight. Two lengths the difference, in 17.63.
WINNING IN STYLE
Wallace Marie (Ballymac Best-Myleene) produced a smart 17.65 run to win in style.
Trained by John Moynihan for Brendan Matthews, this was over in a matter of strides as the winner broke quickly and soon took control. A five length success, in 17.65, with Paradise Swift finishing in the runner-up spot.
IN OTHER HEATS
Off To Chicago, for Donal O'Connell, got the better of Ballymac Floral in the opening heat. Following up on last week's success, the winner showed plenty of pace to win, in 17.67, two lengths clear of the Ballymac runner.
Ballybeg Wonder, for Daniel Buckley, was another to make it back to back wins, posting a slick 17.68. The outcome was never in doubt, a fine performance, five lengths clear of Great Call.
Crafty Magnifico was another to win in convincing style. Owned by the Divilly-Family-Syndicate, the winner didn't produce the quickest of starts, but he tracked lovely around the opening bends to lead. Pulling away, he scored, by six and a half lengths from Testament, in 17.73.
The other heat winners were as follows: Abbey Gonzalo, 17.97, for trainer Timmy Carmody and owners Anthony O'Connell and Gearoid Carmody. Carrigmore Robin, 18.02, for the P-And-A-Coffey-Syndicate.
You can find the full list of results and racing replays at View Results (grireland.ie)
We can expect fireworks next weekend as the event is really hotting up.