Grand prize final the greyhound feature Thursday
The final of the grand prize will be the feature event on a top-class card at Enniscorthy Dog Track this Thursday night, and the local runners are putting it up to the outside trainers with four of them challenging for the €4,500 first prize.
Last weeks semis saw only a length between the two winners. Firstly the Tom Codd-trained Street Lane produced a fine effort when overcoming the trap six draw to just get the bend from favourite Fast Fix Alex.
He opened up the gap down the back and despite Fast Fix closing near the last bend, Street Lane pulled out more up the straight to score by two lengths in a fast 28.65, with Bluestormrising getting the final qualifying spot.
The second semi saw sponsor George Roche's charge Strictly Sand show some nice back straight pace to go past several runners including leader Lazy Legs to score an impressive win in 28.72.
Lazy Legs just did enough to hold the strong-finishing Airdown Rena to get the other qualifying spot.
The final line-up is - race three, The Grand Prize A1/A2 525 final (525 yards flat): trap one, Airdown Rena; trap two, Bluestormrising; trap three, Fast Fix Alex; trap four, Street Lane; trap five, Strictly Sand; trap six, Lazy Leg.
It promises to be a most entertaining race.
September 26 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A8/A9 525: 1, Metric Annie (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.69; 2, Long Slip Billy, 29.76.
Race two, www.igb.ie A7 525: 1, Katelyns Tadhg (owners, Brian and Katelyn Rossiter, Co. Wexford), 29.99; 2, Enchante, 30.09.
Race three, A6 525: 1, Spotless Lady (owner, Michael Deegan, Co. Kilkenny; trainer, Margaret Fortune, Co. Kilkenny), 29.35; 2, Aisling Wildcard, 29.70.
Race four, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Matric Kojak (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.61; 2, Safe As Houses, 29.89.
Race five, The Oceanfeed Greyhound+ A5 525: 1, Hillburn Biddy (owner, Jessica Boyd, Co. Wexford), 29.51; 2, Ashwood Whiskey, 29.54.
Race six, The Red Mills Racer A4 525: 1, Jen Jen Sky (owner, Michael Murphy, Enniscorthy), 29.64; 2, Doubleurluck, 29.81.
Race seven, The Track Bar A3 525: 1, Willoughby Sue (owner, Shay Hodnett, Ballymurn), 29.27; 2, Crossleigh Sven, 29.44.
Race eight, September A5 575: 1, Piercestown Anna (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 31.98; 2, Elite Josie, 32.19.
September 29 results - race one, The Grand Prize A5 550 semi-final: 1, Lochdara Jet (owner, Daniel Whelan, Co. Wexford), 30.67; 2, Jills Jaguar, 30.88.
Race two, The Grand Prize A5 550 semi-final: 1, Metric Mocha (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 30.50; 2, Mount Leinster Jayo, 30.64.
Race three, The Grand Prize A5 550 semi-final: 1, Bing Annie (owner, Enda Morris, Rosslare Harbour), 30.68; 2, Cosy Scolari, 30.99.
Race four, The Grand Prize A3 525 semi-final: 1, Piercestown Leaf (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 29.40; 2, Duffry Gate Pat, 29.45.
Race five, The Grand Prize A3 525 semi-final: 1, Baileys Pringles (owner, Bailey McGee, Co. Meath), 28.83; 2, Coyote Sea, 29.07.
Race six, The Grand Prize A1/A2 525 semi-final: 1, Street Lane (owner, Eddie Doyle, Kiltealy), 28.65; 2, Fast Fit Alex, 28.79.
Race seven, The Grand Prize A1/A2 525 semi-final: 1, Strictly Sand (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.72; 2, Lazy Leg, 28.86.
Race eight, The Track Bar A2 525: 1, Pros Fancy (owner, Eugene Crosbie, Enniscorthy), 29.14; 2, Ado Foley, 29.28.
Race nine, October A1 575: 1, Tagalong Roy (owners, John Codd and Diana Brodie, Enniscorthy), 31.98; 2, Leahs Phantom, 32.05.