Another dream run at Newbridge from Marian
There was good news again from Newbridge on Friday when Marians Dream, owned by Brendan Frayne from Wexford town, continued to impress and maintained her unbeaten record as she flew from traps to beat some hot bitches in her heat of the Red Mills Unraced Bitch Stake, recording a fast 28.74.
She has drawn a favourable trap one in her semi, and she will be a big player to reach the final of this valuable bitch stake.
She will be joined by the Aidan Denton (Enniscorthy)-owned Kereight Star who ran second in her heat and is nicely drawn in trap three in the other semi-final. Hopefully all will go well and both will reach the final. At Enniscorthy the second round of the spring open unraced was decided and the Nick Turner-trained Coco Blaze followed up his good win from the previous week when taking the first heat. He had to battle hard though to get the better of Kereight Sim by a neck in 29.60.
Heat two saw Enniscorthy man Pat Hyland with his charges in top form. His Vinegarhill Moon got out fast to turn over hot favourite Angry Anne in 29.63.
Heat three saw hot favourite Angry Man score in the best of the night time of 29.09. Heat four saw Neamstown Beast score a comfortable four-length win for Ian Tierney in a time of 29.35.
This week's semi-final will be interesting as things tighten up with more runners going to the bend together, so some luck is always needed to get to the final.
On Thursday, Marie and Patrick Whelan's Bring Him Home, who has been rising nicely, stepped up another grade after a hard battle to get the better of Strictly Buster by a short head win in a best of the night 28.89 in race six.
Race seven featured the Dermot Flynn-owned Tagalong Hawkeye, a giant 91-pounder who has been in tip-top form. Having scored five times in his last seven races, he took race seven despite having to overcome trap one. Hawkeye is disproving the myth of size as 91 lb. is considered huge for a track racing greyhound.
March 6 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A8/A9 525: 1, Sandeal Racer (owners, Fethard syndicate), 29.90; 2, Brackenstone Sue, 29.67.
Race two, A5 525: 1, Carrigoe Olive (owner, Derek Wilde, Enniscorthy), 29.59; 2, Esker Blake, 29.60.
Race three, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Misterin Smile (owner, Michael Galway, New Ross), 29.69; 2, Kingsmill Manuka, 29.72.
Race four, The Spring Open Unraced 525, round two, heat one: 1, Coco Blaze (owner, Mary Flynn, Gracedieu; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.60; 2, Kereight Sim, 29.62.
Race five, heat two: 1, Vinegarhill Moon (owner, Pat Hyland, Enniscorthy), 29.63; 2, Angry Anne, 29.73.
Race six, heat three: 1, Angry Man (owner, Liam Walsh, Waterford), 29.09; 2, Daroma Jean, 29.40.
Race seven, heat four: 1, Neamstown Beast (owner, Sophie Tierney, Kilmore), 29.35; 2, Piercestown Zara, 29.63.
Race eight, The Track Bar A3 525: 1, Codars Runaway (owner, Dara O'Connor, Co. Wexford), 29.17; 2, Ravens Jester, 29.34.
Race nine, March A2 525: 1, Kaleighs Cailin (owners, Kaleigh O'Connor and Matthew O'Connor, Enniscorthy), 29.05; 2, Piercestown Moll (owner, Seamus Whelan, Drinagh), 29.05.
March 9 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S4/S5 350: 1, Raise A Glass (owners, The N25 syndicate), 19.13; 2, Matric Kojak, 19.27.
Race two, Intertrack Betting A6 525: 1, Vinegarhill Lane (owner, Pat Hyland, Enniscorthy), 29.37; 2, Coco Breeze, 29.79.
Race three, A5 525: 1, Crossleigh Sven (owner, Madeleine O'Brien, Co. Carlow), 29.32; 2, Beannacht Dinny, 29.33.
Race four, The Trackside Diner A4 525: 1, Whitefort Mickey (owner, Ursula Neville, Enniscorthy), 29.46; 2, Slaneyside Roche, 29.49.
Race five, The Barking Buzz A4 600: 1, Before The Rush (owners, Corra Five syndicate), 33.45; 2, Rubi Light, 33.48.
Race six, The Try A Trio A3 525: 1, Bring Him Home (owners, Marie and Patrick Whelan, Enniscorthy), 28.89; 2, Strictly Buster, 28.90.
Race seven, The Track Bar A1/A2 525: 1, Tagalong Hawkeye (owner, Dermot Flynn, Enniscorthy), 29.12; 2, Starbucks Star, 29.26.
Race eight, March A3 575: 1, Missions Luck (owner, Aine Fortune, Enniscorthy), 32.17; 2, Town Belle, 32.18.