Tagalong Roy fills top spot
The first round of the Horse and Hound Tri-Distance was the feature event of the week at Enniscorthy Dog Track on Thursday, with four first round heats.
The first heat was a very good race between three runners as they battled it out to the line, with Tagalong Roy (trap three) getting the better of leader Cedars Runaway before holding the finish of Droopys Clement to record his ninth race win in a good 29.08.
Heat two saw trap one runner Forthemarlhole (trap one) make good use of her inside draw to go on to score from Glitzy Memphis by two and a half lengths in a time of 29.34.
Trap six worked in favour of Othello in heat three as he avoided the crowding inside him to come on to score from early leader My Céilí, with the unlucky Coyote Sea getting up to qualify in third. The time was 29.66.
The final heat saw Cougar Royal (trap two) make a good comeback in his first race back in four months to lead and run out a comfortable winner by two lengths from Leahs Phantom in a time of 29.26.
The second round continues this Thursday night, this time over 550 yards, and the semis promise to be very competitive indeed.
July 4 results - race one, The Roban Financial A6/A7 525 round one, heat one: 1, Pinewood Tess (owner, Eamonn Moore, Barntown), 29.72; 2, Avas Little Lady, 29.86.
Race two, heat two: 1, Tycoon Rocket (owners, Raymond O'Sullivan and Denis Leacy, Foulksmills), 29.61; 2, Ballina Kit, 29.64.
Race three, heat three: 1, Metric Diva (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.82; 2, Black Tusk, 29.96.
Race four, www.igb.ie A6 525: 1, Killahas Honey (owners, S.I.C. syndicate), 29.27; 2, Metric Paul, 29.41.
Race five, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Ballinclare Vixen (owner, Eilish McCann, Gorey), 29.49; 2, Liberty Boy, 29.54.
Race six, A4 525: 1, Alien Daisy (owner, Mary E. Browne, Gorey), 29.56; 2, Cill Dubh Cody, 29.77.
Race seven, The Track Bar A3 525: 1, Kuda Jackdaw (owner, Peter Fitzgerald, Waterford), 29.40; 2, Kilcarry Dancer, 29.41.
Race eight, July A4 575: 1, Sion For Blaze (owner, John Kehoe, Clonroche), 31.81; 2, Geneva Chris, 32.23.
July 7 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Carrigoe Duke (owner, Derek Wilde, Enniscorthy), 30.20; 2, Lord Ruso, 30.22.
Race two, The Track Bar A6 525: 1, Dark Stone (owner, Thomas Kirwan, Barntown), 29.28; 2, Bu Han Storey, 29.73.
Race three, The Track Diner A5 525: 1, Cill Dubh Shane (owner, Dolores Sidney, Co. Wexford), 29.56; 2, Safe As House, 29.77.
Race four, Bet With The Tote A4 525: 1, Jills Jaguar (owners, Caroline Fielding and Margaret Crotty, Enniscorthy), 29.45; 2, Duffry Gate Pat, 29.50.
Race five, The Horse and Hound A2/A3 Tri Distance round one, heat one: 1, Tagalong Roy (owners, John Codd and Diana Brodie, Enniscorthy), 29.08; 2, Droopys Clement, 29.15.
Race six, heat two: 1, Forethemarlhole (owner, Nora Dobbs, Enniscorthy), 29.44; 2m Glitzy Memphis, 29.61.
Race seven, heat three: 1, Othello (owner, Michael Flynn, Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny; trainer, Nick Turner), 29.66; 2, My Céilí, 29.73.
Race eight, heat four: 1, Cougar Royal (owner, John Murray, Piercestown), 29.26; 2, Leahs Phantom, 29.40.
Race nine, Try A Trio A1/A2 525: 1, Shaneshill (owners, Cormac Doyle and Eddie Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, Thomas Codd), 29.02; 2, Airdown Rena, 29.23.