Cracking runs in Open Unraced Stake
The second round of the Ballagh Open Unraced Stake featured on Monday of last week at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track and some cracking runs were recorded.
Three of the four heats were won in sub 29-second times, with Ballinclare Solo just edging the fastest run of 28.82 for the in-form kennel of Eilish McCann, Gorey, showing good early form to lead from trap to line in heat four.
The young Piercestown Leaf put in a very pleasing run for 'Shanks' Whelan in heat one when going to the lead down the back to score a fine 28.96 win.
Heat two saw the Daniel Frayne-owned and trained Southeast Jack show good early form to open up a clear lead into the back before going on to score easily in 29.11.
Heat three saw a fine performance from Willmount Pearl who came from off the pace to get up in the closing stages to score in a good 28.86.
This week's semi-finals will be two cracking contests and there is great interest in what is turning out to be a hot stake. Willmount's connections, Eamon Darcy and Oliver McGrath, enjoyed another fine win in race eight when full brother Only For Joy followed up his good Waterford debut win by scoring in a good 28.96.
Trainer Anton Butler enjoyed a nice double also as Telex Ping took race eight on Monday night while Telex Hawk scored in the first race on Thursday night, a sprint.
The Hennessys from Wicklow enjoyed a nice couple of winners on Thursday night when Martin's Maid In China took race two ,while Pádraic's Wickla Rahillion was a runaway winner of the Showgrounds A5 600 yards final (race six) in a very good time of 32.73.
November 9 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 575: 1, Lingstown Kassie (owner, Stephen Lawlor, Lingtown, Co. Wexford), 32.29.
Race two, A7/A8 525: 1, Seldom Fed (owner, Brendan Frayne, Wexford town), 29.17.
Race three, Intertrack Betting A5/A6 525: 1, Whitefort Mickey (owner, Ursula Neville, Co. Wexford), 29.57.
Race four, The Ballagh Boxing Club Open Unraced 525 round two, heat one: 1, Piercestown leaf (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 28.96.
Race five, heat two: 1, Southeast Jack (owner, Daniel Frayne, Forth Mountain), 29.11.
Race six, heat three: 1, Willmount Pearl (owners, Eamon Darcy and Oliver McGrath, Castlebridge), 28.86.
Race seven, heat four: 1, Ballinclare Solo (owner, Eilish McCann, Gorey), 28.82.
Race eight, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Only For Joy (owners, Eamon Darcy and Oliver McGrath, Castlebridge), 28.96.
Race nine, November A3 575: 1, Telex Ping (owners, Anton and Tony Butler, Coolballow), 31.49.
November 12 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S4/S5 350: 1, Telex Hawk (owners, Anton and Tony Butler, Coolballow), 19.37.
Race two, The Ballagh Boxing Club Fundraiser A6 525: 1, Maid Of China (owner, Martin Hennessy, Co. Wicklow), 29.21.
Race three, A4 525: 1, Asquinton Droopy (owner, Phyllis Bolger, Co. Wexford), 29.03.
Race four, www.igb.ie A3 525: 1, Pinewood Rogue (owner, Eamon Moore, Barntown), 29.07.
Race five, A2 525: 1, Salmon Lad (owners, Orla and Jack Stafford, Co. Wexford; trainer, John Kavanagh), 29.36.
Race six, The Showgrounds A5 600 final: 1, Wickla Rahillion (owner, Pádraic Hennessy, Co. Wicklow), 32.73.
Race seven, The Track Bar A2 525: 1, Bluestormrising (owner, Stuart Gethings, Enniscorthy), 29.40.
Race eight, A1 575: 1, Aoifes Prinskie (owner, Cecil Willoughby, Gorey), 31.55.