Miley masters the favourite
There was a very good attendance at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on Thursday night and they enjoyed the beautiful, warm and sunny evening's racing where the feature event was the Droopy's Stud April Stake, with a very nice €3,000 cheque awaiting the winner.
Hot favourite was Faypoint Rush who was running from his favorite trap four box but, as I stated last week, Whitefort Miley was drawn next door in trap three.
And as Faypoint fluffed his lines, Whitefort made no mistake, getting out well to lead up to the corner.
While trap one runner Curra Octane (who finished third) gave chase down the back, there was little doubt Whitefort was in control and went on to record a popular victory in a good 28.81 by four and a half lengths from the running on Faypoint.
This was Whitefort's sixth win from 22 starts and his most important so far.
Monday night's big final, The Black Tom's Tinahely Open Unraced Stake with a first prize of €2,500, saw an excellent performance from Swithins Brae who left previous form well behind when posting a super run of 28.37.
Flying from traps, there was only going to be one winner after that, crossing the line seven and a half lengths clear of reserve Leahs Phantom.
There are some very big fundraising nights coming up over the next few weeks, so we have lots more good racing and very enjoyable nights out for all is very much on the agenda.
May 9 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Nut Job (owner, Frances Gleeson, Gorey), 29.37; 2, Marwood Murray, 29.39.
Race two, The Trackside Diner A6 525: 1, Silverback Jack (owner, Joe Devlin, Wexford town), 29.52; 2, Pleasant Skipper, 29.57.
Race three, The Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 525, round two, heat one: 1, God Save Ya (owner, Jamie Reck, Enniscorthy), 29.31; 2, Metric Majestic, 29.34.
Race four, heat two: 1, Kingsmill Model (owner, Kathleen Roche, Barntown), 28.94; 2, Ballycowen Ann, 29.11.
Race five, Black Tom's Bar Tinahely Open Unraced 525 final: 1, Swithins Brae (owners, Swithins syndicate, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford; trainer, Peter Cronin), 28.37; 2, Leahs Phantom, 28.89.
Race six, heat three: 1, Town Belle (owner, Seán Dooley, Co. Carlow), 29.11; 2, Master Conor, 29.28.
Race seven, heat four: 1, Codars Runaway (owner, Dara O'Connor, Enniscorthy), 28.91; 2, Stripe Lucy, 29.40.
Race eight, The Track Bar A0/A1 525: 1, Battledown (owner, Eddie Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, Thomas Codd, Enniscorthy), 28.90; 2, Willmount Jewell, 28.93.
Race nine, May A3 550: 1, Tip Top Maddies (owner, Jack Ryan, Co. Wexford), 30.31; 2, Early To Bed.
May 12 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy S3/S4 350: 1, Ballycowen Judy (owner, Kevin O'Gorman, Sleedagh), 19.23; 2, Old Road Jack, 19.47.
Race two, The Droopys Cain A7/A8 525: 1, Sir Kirby (owner, Michael Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.34; 2, Willoughby Sue, 29.35.
Race three, The Mall Brandy A6 525: 1, On The Mend (owner, Edward Dobbs, Enniscorthy), 29.58; 2, Jen Jen Sky, 29.59.
Race four, The Droopys Jet A5 575: 1, Hangover Dec (owners, Declan Morris and Cathal Doran, Enniscorthy), 32.02; 2, Me Hook On, 32.12.
Race five, The Romeo Recruit A4 525: 1, Cosy Scolari (owner, Helen Toft, Killinick), 29.26; 2, Strictly Good, 29.43.
Race six, The Droopys Stud April Stakes A2/A3 525 final: 1, Whitefort Miley (owner, Nancy O'Connor, Oylegate), 28.81; 2, Faypoint Rush, 29.12.
Race seven, The Aero Majestic A3 525: 1, Honest Suckle (owner, Brendan Frayne, Wexford town), 29.18; 2, Call Him Timmy, 29.28.
Race eight, The Rio Quattro A3 525: 1, Vaz Te (owner, Robert F. Bennett, England; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.16.
Race nine, A2 525: 1, Elite Sammy (owner, Patrick Roban, Enniscorthy), 29.25; 2, Father Ned, 29.42.