UNTOUCHABLE FLOYD MAKES IT EIGHT FROM EIGHT

UNTOUCHABLE FLOYD MAKES IT EIGHT FROM EIGHT

Peter Farrell

Burnpark Floyd holds the mantle of the most in-form greyhound in the Country at present and last night at Galway, the pocket sized black made it eight wins from eight starts as he landed another sprint contest for owner, Michael Browne.

A dream greyhound to own, Burnpark Floyd has a fantastic card of winning form since taking to the track back in October of 2019 and last night at Galway, he clocked a career best 18.98 to make it eight wins on the spin for his winning connections. ‘Floyd’ is the ideal greyhound as he stays in his grade every night he runs and despite dipping under the 19 second mark for the first time last night, his owner Michael Browne won’t complain too much with the progression his consistent black continues to show.

Once again stepping out lively from trap three, Burnpark Floyd showed his now customary early gears in the first 50 yards to develop a comfortable lead approaching the opening corner. Once in front, the son of ‘Tommy Brislane - Ballyea Beauty’ tracked as you would expect for an unbeaten greyhound and he continued his relentless gallop all the way to the winning line. Coming home over a length in front, Burnpark Floyd stopped the clock in a career best 18.98. Returning the 5/4 favourite, ‘Floyd’ will now step up in grade but confidence will be high as he chases his ninth win on the trot next time out.

WEST IS BEST

The run of the night over the standard distance came in the curtain closer as West Bank proved superior for her winning connections who were the Dunmore syndicate.

Chasing a fifth career win, West Bank had a rough ride last time out but he stepped away well wearing the striped jacket to challenge with Cloneyogan Flash in the opening exchanges. A 7/2 shot in the market, the son of ‘Droopys Nidge - Droopys Breeze’ maintained a strong gallop thereafter and despite coming under strong pressure from the fast finishing Caislean Roddick, West Bank stayed on to win by a length and a half, in a fast clock of 28.98.