Peter Farrell

The litter of Good News - Magical Zeta has already hit the headlines in recent weeks with the exploits of Magical Soraya at Galway. Last night however, another littermate in Mystical Nico got off to an impressive winning start at Limerick.

Owned by Eoin Troy, Mystical Nico was taking his chance in an ON3 525 at Limerick Greyhound Stadium in the opening race of the night and he galloped to a convincing win. Well away from trap five, Hidden Daddy emerged as the biggest threat in the early stages but despite a slight bump at the opening corner, Mystical Nico surged to the front upon entrance to the back straight. Powering down the back thereafter, the December 18’ whelp flew to a nine length success as the clock returned a hot 28.69. The winner was a 4/6 chance in the market.


Elsewhere on the card there was a nice double for the Gurtnacrehy kennel as both Gurtnacrehy Dave and Gurtnacrehy Kyra ran out winners of their respective races.

First up was Gurtnacrehy Dave in race six and James Kelly’s charge produced a comprehensive trap to line victory. Fast away from trap three, ‘Dave’ showed a lovely turn of foot to the opening corner to sweep the corner in front. Once clear, the son of Laughil Blake - Tyrur Jennamarie stretched out impressively and crossed the line a solid four and a half length winner. The time was a good 29.28 as the winner returned a 6/4 market chance.

The double was completed in race eight as Gurtnacrehy Kyra showed guts and determination to break her maiden tag for James Kelly.

Out like a rocket from trap two, Gurtnacrehy Kyra railed like a cat early on and was in control rounding the opening corner. Ballyelan Bingo was in overdrive in behind however and he looked an all out winner heading into the penultimate bend. Gurtnacrehy Kyra was nothing if not game though in behind and sticking to her rails pitch in the latter stages, the daughter of Makeshift - Gurtnacrehy Perl got back up on the line to account for a head victory. The time was a decent 29.06 for the 7/4 jolly.