Codd set for dual interest in Credit Union Stake final
This Thursday is ladies' night at Enniscorthy Dog Track with free admission and a glass of wine for all, so a girls' night out is in order. On track the semi-finals of two very good stakes take place.
With the Enniscorthy Credit Union night coming up on Saturday, June 25, their stake is at the semi-finals stage and local trainer Tom Codd is doubly represented after he recorded a nice double last week.
Shaneshill took heat two and Slightly Mod scored in heat three, and luckily enough his runners drew different semi-finals and will be fancied to go well again this week.
However, the Nick Turner-trained Sound Boy was impressive when taking heat four in a fast 28.85 and is well drawn in trap two in the first semi-final. He looks like he will be hard to beat.
The Vimerby Unraced Stake is also at the semi-finals stage, and the one that caught the eye here in the second round was Bothar Nua Lad in heat four on the Monday night when, after being forced very wide at the first bend, he showed fine pace down the back to score well.
Although he has drawn the difficult trap six box, his pace can see him through in the second semi if he can avoid trouble at the bend.
Enniscorthy owner and trainer Dermot Flynn enjoyed a fine win in the final of the Track Supporters' Club A4/5 Tri Distance of €1,000, and the 600-yard distance proved very much to Tagalong Hawkeye's liking as he broke well from trap three to lead.
This big tracker of 89 lbs. galloped strongly to score by four and a half lengths from Fleeting Queen, with hot favourite Piercestown Stag getting up for third after encountering trouble at the first bend. Tagalong was impressive and is very much on the upgrade.
June 6 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Dodgey Sally (owner, Owen Conway, Clonard), 29.59; 2, Right Said Bob, 29.90.
Race two, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Pros Fancy (owner, Eugene Crosbie, Enniscorthy), 29.40; 2, Corrinns Dream, 29.57.
Race three, A5 525: 1, Kuda Jackdaw (owner, Peter Fitzgerald, Waterford), 29.55; 2, Vinegarhill Joey, 29.58.
Race four, The Vimmerby @ Stud Open Unraced 525, round two, heat one: 1, Annacurra Sam (owner, William Moules, Co. Wicklow), 29.43; 2, Fairly Tasty, 30.09.
Race five, heat two: 1, Droopys Clement (owner, Mark Lilley, London; trainer, Fraser Black), 29.30; 2, Ballinaboola Lord, 29.58.
Race six, heat three: 1, Women's Champ (owner, Thomas Breen, Co. Wexford), 29.52; 2, Misterin Zippy, 29.53.
Race seven, heat four: 1, Bothar Nua Lad (owner, William Delahunty, Co. Kilkenny), 29.50; 2, Piercestown Anna, 29.57.
Race eight, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Ballinclare Thea (owner, Andrea McCann, Gorey), 29.30; 2, Ballinaboola Ace, 29.82.
Race nine, June A4 575: 1, Karlow Snapper (owner, Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 32.12; 2, Stripe Richie, 32.26.
June 9 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A5 525: 1, Bubba Jet (owner, John Meadows, Co. Kilkenny), 29.36; 2, Nice Girl, 29.88.
Race two, The Credit Union A3 525, round one, heat one: 1, Stripe Lucy (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 29.52; 2, Ballymurn Royal, 30.04.
Race three, heat two: 1, Shaneshill (owners, Cormac Doyle and Eddie Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, Thomas Codd, Enniscorthy), 29.41; 2, Karlow Billy, 29.46.
Race four, heat three: 1, Slightly Mod (owner, Caitlin Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, Thomas Codd, Enniscorthy), 29.53; 2, Jills Jaguar, 29.81.
Race five, heat four: 1, Sound Boy (owner, Kim Bergin, Co. Waterford; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 28.85; 2, Sion For Blaze, 29.20.
Race six, The Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 Tri Distance final: 1, Tagalong Hawkeye (owner, Dermot Flynn, Enniscorthy), 33.01; 2, Fleeting Queen, 33.32.
Race seven, The Trackside Diner A4 525: 1, White Tyson (owner, Lisa Murphy, Co. Wexford), 29.40; 2, Early To Bed, 29.61.
Race eight, The English Derby Champion Jaytee Jet A0/A1 525: 1, Station Panther (owner, Liam Kelly, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny; trainer, William Finn, Waterford), 28.81; 2, Except Change, 28.88.
Race nine, The Next Meeting Thursday 16th June A2 525: 1, Karlow Crean (owners, WKC syndicate, c/o Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 29.10; 2, Gymstar Bugatti, 29.45.