Peter Farrell

There were a number of smart displays at Galway greyhound stadium last night but the stand-out performances of the night came from Coolemount Boss and Heathlawn Lemon, who both ran out comfortable winners.

Heathlawn Lemon was first up in race five which was a 550-yard event. Owned by Rose Kelly, this well-bred son of Pat C Sabbath - Lemon Debbie produced a dominant display as he put this A5/A6 contest to bed with ease. Breaking smartly wearing the white jacket, Heathlawn Lemon already had four lengths in hand approaching the opening bend as he showed his rivals a clean pair of heels early on. Galloping out brilliantly down the back, the leader was never under any threat of being caught and he pulled clear rounding the bottom two bends to come home to a virtual solo. Over six lengths better off at the winning line, the April 19’ whelp clocked a very smart calculated time of 30.14.


Coolemount Boss was next up in race nine, an A1/A2 525, and he made it four wins from his last five starts in galloping to an easy win.

Owned by the Four-Culchies syndicate, who are getting quite a tune out of this greyhound, Coolemount Boss has only had the nine career starts thus far but has already registered five wins. Very much an ‘out and gone’ type of runner, the son of Iso Octane - Coolemount Bally implemented similar tactics last night from trap three as he came away well and outpaced his rivals on the run to the opening corner. Followed in second by Cloneyogan Blaze entering the back straight, the battle was on between the duo as they had several lengths in hand over the chasing pack. However, tracking expertly rounding the bottom two bends, Coolemount Boss stepped it up a notch entering the home straight and pulling clear with fifty yards remaining, it was a comfortable night’s work for Coolemount Boss in the end. Storming across the line four lengths to the good of Cloneyogan Blaze in second, the time was a brilliant, calculated 28.85.


Non Stop (Shaneboy Lee - Raficky) landed the opening race of the night which was a 350-yard contest. Owned by Niall O’Riordan and trained by Stephen Murray, Non Stop is soon to be entering veteran status as an April 17’ whelp but she remains a force after notching a tenth win last night. Only moderately away from trap two, Non Stop held her rails pitch to soar up the inside of Croaghill Blake and take control. A length a three quarters better off at the winning line, the time was 19.25.

Ger Cremin got on the scoresheet in race two as Millrose Brandy doubled his career tally. Quickest into stride from trap four, the fawn and white son of Ballymac Matt - Laughil Linda made every post a winning one as he came home a length and three quarters clear of Flyaway Home in second. The time was a swift 29.01.

Paddy and Paul Burke got back to winning ways in race four as Bumblebee Love produced a trap to line display to land the spoils. Smartly into stride from trap five, the daughter of Ballymac Vic - Bumblebee Rosie showed fine early dash to go clear and despite coming under pressure from the staying on, Turn The Page in second, she was a length and half clear at the line. The time was 29.28.

Orbsen Ash (Droopys Jet - Scala Masie) must be one of the most in-form trackers in the Country and he made it six wins from eight starts in race eight. Owned by Tom Kelly, this greyhound has fantastic early dash and he bolted from trap three to lead early on. Five lengths clear entering the back straight, Zeus Nitro did make swift inroads late on but the bird had flown and Orbsen Ash had over two lengths in hand at the winning line. The time was 29.28.