HAT-TRICK FOR THE BURKES AT GALWAY

HAT-TRICK FOR THE BURKES AT GALWAY

Peter Farrell

The team of Paddy & Paul Burke are never too far away when it comes to sending out winners at Galway greyhound stadium and the pair teamed up last night again as they recorded a hat-tricks of winners.

The first of the winners came in the opening race of the night as Flyers Wildfire recorded her second career win in what was an A6 525. A daughter of Secreto - Confey Eye, Flyers Wildfire was only moderately into stride as Peteles Lady made the early running from trap three. Holding a four length lead into the back straight, Flyers Wildfire followed in second and edging closer throughout, she had the leader firmly within her sights rounding the bottom two bends. Sweeping through on the rails late on, Flyers Wildfire stormed past Peteles Lady and the July 19’ whelp quickly opened a three length advantage as she crossed the line in a time of 29.32.

The double was completed in race eight, an A4 525, as Bumblebee Queen led from trap to line to claim a fifth career victory.

Bolting from trap three, Bumblebee Queen quickly raced to the rails and turned the opening corner with a couple of lengths in hand over Clonfeigh Sunset in second. The daughter of Droopys Jet - Droopys Breeze continued to set a decent gallop out in front thereafter and she kept her rivals at arm’s length throughout to record a two and a half length success. The time was 29.32.

The treble was secured in the very next race as Bumblebee Onatop landed her A5 contest in convincing style.

Like her kennel companion Bumblebee Queen, Bumblebee Onatop broke best of all from trap one and she made her rails pitch pay dividends as she rounded the opening bend in full control. Chased in second by Ferryforth Jess, there were three lengths separating the duo down the back straight. However, Bumblebee Onatop, a litter sister to earlier winner Flyers Wildfire, kept on well in the closing stages and despite pressure from Ferryfourth Jess in second, she crossed the line with two lengths to spare. The time was a fast 29.09.

LIKEABLE DEBUT FROM LUNA

Elsewhere on the card there were a couple of notable performances and the best of those came in race five which was a novice contest claimed by Tromora Luna.

Owned by Noel Hehir, Tromora Luna is only a November 19’ whelp but she came into the event with a nice 29.59 trial in her book at Galway and she blew holes in her rivals from halfway last night. It was Burnpark Diamond and Croaghill Donna who disputed early on but after first bend traffic, Tromora Luna straightened herself up to look a massive threat at the midway point. Storming to the front entering the penultimate turn, the daughter of Droopys Sydney - Brogan Tic Tac powered clear thereafter and she was three lengths better off than nearest challenger, Croaghill Donna, at the winning line. The time was a smart 28.98.

REWARD QUICKEST OF THE SPRINTS

Prior to that, the Sean O’Riordan owned Risky Reward broke her maiden tag with a nice display over the 350-yard distance.

Trained by Stephen Murray, Risky Reward broke smartly from trap four and quickly created daylight between her rivals entering the opening corner. Tracking well around the bottom two bends, the daughter of Quietly - Galloping Bibi stayed on well close home to record a two length win over Orbsen Oak in second. The time was 19.16.