Lough Tiger, the winner of the Bolands Citroen 325 Final and Samantha Molloy is pictured receiving the winner’s prize from Jimmy Maguire, Manager, Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium. Also included were winning owner, Jack Molloy Snr, handler Willie Sutton, Jack Molloy Jnr and Christy Jacob. Photo: Noel Browne.
Kilcohan Park – Friday July 21st
The graded variety of greyhounds had this fixture to themselves. The honour of recording the fastest time of the night came in the seventh contest with Sassy Sally doing the business in 28.80. Martha Waits cut an early dash from trap six but at the second turn Sassy Sally 5/4 sprinted into the lead. A six bend winner ‘Sassy’ was never in any subsequent danger racing on to three and a half lengths defeat of a running on Kingsmill Rio.
Race 1, N1 525: The James Moore owned Minglers Swiper 2/1 made no mistake in the opening novice contest making all the running in 29.73. Leading early on from Husky Majestic ‘Minglers’ came home two lengths clear of Jetaway.
Race 2, A5 525: The SKT Syndicate owned and Gerry Mulligan trained Socks And All 3/1 returned to winning ways in a speedy 28.98. Getting the better early of Minglers Vulcan ‘Socks’ saw the remainder of the trip out well to account for Mikey No Change by three and a half lengths..
Race 3, A7 525: Cloncunny Tara cut an early dash but the eventual winner Wajas Lot 2/1 was always close at hand. Producing the stronger finishing kick the Gerry Croke owned ‘Wajas’ came through to outstay ‘Cloncunny’ by a length and a half. Time 29.60.
Race 4, A6 525: The early paced Old Road Jack looked home and hosed here shooting into a clear lead. Coming with a sustained run however from off the pace the Ten Batts Syndicate owned Freddie Batt 6/4 finished full of running to eventually get the better of ‘Old’ by a length in 29.57.
Race 5, A5 525: Call Me Rocket 1/1 returned to winning mode in 29.22. The early paced ‘Call’ made an early break for home ahead of Greenbank Millar and while Moanduff Lass made sound late headway for second place ‘Call’ prevailed by three-quarters of a length.
Race 6, A6 525: Lemon Bailey and Boderan Ellie dominated the early stages. Owned by Damien Ryan and Andrea Mulcahy and trained by Philip Gough ‘Lemon’ went to the head of affairs at the entrance to the back stretch. Staying on well thereafter ‘Lemon’ 1/1 won unchallenged by a clear cut five lengths from Reality Recruit in a career best 29.11.
Race 7, A4 525: See introduction.
Race 8, A3 525: Track newcomer Galmonian Richie 2/1 created a favourable impression in the lucky last showing plenty of early dash to score in 29.05. ‘Galmonian’ saw the four bend trip out well to run out a length and a half winner over a fast finishing Eskes Ace.