Frayne's fine year continues in final

James and Laura Crotty from Enniscorthy at the annual Pettitt’s gala race night on Thursday
James and Laura Crotty from Enniscorthy at the annual Pettitt’s gala race night on Thursday

The weather was kind thankfully on Thursday night for the annual Pettitt's gala night that attracted a huge crowd as always to Enniscorthy Dog Track.

There was a great buzz with families enjoying a night at the dogs, and there was some great racing to enjoy with some very good times recorded.

The feature was of course the Pettitt's A3/4 final of €1,200, and the very good year for Wexford town owner Brendan Frayne continued as his Honest Suckle, who came right back to top form in her semi the previous week, produced another top run as she led the field a merry dance to score a very convincing win in a fast 28.77.

The Tagalong Roy A1/2 final was won in identical time as another wide seed, Rocky Dee Rocket, owned by Dean O'Leary, also put on the after-burners when leading and running on strongly to hold the fast finish of Tycoon Rita by a length in 28.77.

The Philip Tierney-owned Bugatti Petite put up a very good performance in race three, the sprint, when recording a fast 18.84 for a clearcut win.

The Helen Toft-owned Cosy Messi was another to record a fast time when taking race seven over the 575 trip, powering past favourite Piercestown Molly to score by two and a half lengths in a very quick 31.28.

The Ocean Food Unraced Stake final was somewhat of an anti-climax, but not for the clearcut winner as Forest Bee got to the lead early and came home a clear eight lengths ahead in a good 28.92 for Kildare owner Paddy Kehoe.

August 21 results - race one, Welcome to Enniscorthy Track A8/A9 525: 1, Ashfield Páidí (owner, Kitty Goldsmith; trainer, Vincent Morris), 30.04; 2, Ashwood Trish, 30.14.

Race two, The Trackside Diner A7 525: 1, Youll Do Nothin (owners, The Pink Slip syndicate, Enniscorthy), 29.80; 2, Ashwood Joan, 30.08.

Race three, The Track Bar A6 525: 1, Metric Annie (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.70; 2, Safe As Houses, 29.80.

Race four, Bunclody GAA Club Fundraiser A5 525: 1, Bing Armada (owner, Vincent Morris, Rosslare Harbour), 29.68; 2, Stripe Jacko, 29.85.

Race five, www.igb.ie A5 525: 1, Mikey Blue (owner, Michael Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.28; 2, Dolls Lady, 29.31.

Race six, Oceanfeed Greyhound+ Open Unraced Bitch final: 1, Forest Bee (owner, Paddy Kehoe, Co. Kildare), 28.92; 2, Pinpama Girl, 29.48.

Race seven, Wishing Bunclody GAA every Success for 2017 A4 525: 1, Glenbrien Bolt (owner, Kathleen Stamp, Glenbrien), 29.40; 2, Duchess Erin, 29.57.

Race eight, The Closing Bumper A4 525: 1, Crossleigh Sven (owner, Madeline O'Brien, Co. Carlow), 29.17; 2, Dark Stone, 29.38.

August 24 results - race one, Welcome to Enniscorthy Track A4 525: 1, Monbeg Pedro (owner, Eamonn Doyle, Enniscorthy), 28.76; 2, Metric Brae, 29.14.

Race two, Pettitt's Supervalu Gala race night A4 525: 1, Duffry Gate Pat (owner, Alex Cooney, Enniscorthy), 29.25; 2, Seagrave Lace, 29.35.

Race three, Pettitt's SuperValu Arklow S2/S3 350: 1, Bugatti Petite (owner, Philip Tierney, Kilmore; trainer, Ian Tierney), 18.84; 2, Raise A Glass, 19.22.

Race four, Pettitt's SuperValu Enniscorthy A3/A4 575: 1, Misterin Zippy (owner, Michael Galway, Adamstown), 31.90; 2, Slaneyside Dolly, 31.92.

Race five, The Tagalong Roy A1/A2 525 Stake final: 1, Rocky Dee Rocket (owner, Dean O'Leary, Enniscorthy), 28.77; 2, Tycoon Rita, 28.84.

Race six, Pettitt's 2017 A3/A4 525 Stake final: 1, Honest Suckle (owner, Brendan Frayne, Wexford town), 28.77; 2, Tullycanna Dot, 29.01.

Race seven, Pettitt's SuperValu on the Quay A1/A2 575: 1, Cosy Messi (owner, Helen Toft, Killinick), 31.28; 2, Piercestown Moll, 31.45.

Race eight, Pettitt's St. Aidan's Wexford A3 525: 1, Mattys Coutinho (owner, James Gordon, Wexford town), 29.08; 2, Lord Of Hope, 29.13.

Race nine, Pettitt's in the heart of your Community Finale A2 525: 1, My Céilí (owner, Paula Dempsey, Enniscorthy), 28.82; 2, Elusive Star, 28.89.

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