The Paul McKenna Memorial A5/A6 575 continued at Galway greyhound stadium last night as we reached the semi final stages of the event. Kiss An Angel has had a stranglehold on this event from the outset and she continued to dominate with a routine success.
Kiss An Angel (Sparta Maestro - Blundel Spark) has been out on her own in terms of this stake, clocking some sensational times during the course of the competition so far with the 31.48 clock last week of particular note. However, the Mullins-Curtin syndicate owned bitch didn’t get everything her own way last night as she had to dig deep for the win. Breaking smartly from trap four, Kiss An Angel had Cloondarone Lady for company early on but it was Port West Salmon who challenged strongly around the opening bend to shoot to the front. There was little to separate the duo as they galloped down the back straight in tandem but it was rounding the penultimate turn where, as expected, Kiss An Angel began to take control. Sweeping the third bend, Kiss An Angel tracked expertly thereafter and she proceeded to storm clear up the home straight to cross the line four and three parts of a length better off than Port West Salmon in second. The time was another fast 31.51.
FOUR ON THE SPIN FOR BOB
The second semi final saw another greyhound remain unbeaten in this stake and indeed in her last four races as Flyers Bob landed a routine success.
Owned by Colm Fitzgerald and Cathal Meaney, this bitch is in a rich vein of form and she continued to produce the goods ahead of the feature final next week. A winner of each round to date, Flyers Bob was expected to figure prominently from the outset and this was the case as the daughter of Secreto - Confey Eye was fast away from trap five to make the early running where she was joined by Rosshill Holly. The duo disputed the lead for large parts thereafter, however, Flyers Bob began to pull clear entering the penultimate turn and after stepping it up a gear rounding the bottom two bends, it was clear there would only be one winner. Stretching her advantage with every stride approaching the winning line, Flyers Bob comfortably crossed the line three and a half lengths clear of Creevy Fire in second, with Dreenan Bobby qualifying in third. The time was a swift 31.92.