Trap draw set to benefit Whitefort in Stakes final
A very good crowd attended the Crossabeg parish fundraising night on Monday at Enniscorthy Dog Track.
The card featured the semi-finals of the Black Tom's Bar Open Unraced Stake and, going on the results, the final is a tough looking race for punters to sort out.
Kingswood Bale kept his unbeaten record intact when taking the first semi by one and a half lengths in 29.02.
Meanwhile, Strictly Buster led and held off the challenge of res. G Leahs Phantom by three parts of a length in 28.96.
A very nice €2,500 awaits the victor in what promises to be a very exciting final.
On Thursday night the €3,000 Droopys Stud April Stakes final will top the attractive bill, and after last week's semi-finals there is a different take on what might happen.
In the first semi Stripe Mary has hit a rich vein of form and made it three wins in a row when timing her effort to perfection.
Tracking leader Corra Octane down the back, she was passed by Monamolin Tank by the third bend.
And as Corra and Monamolin battled it out, Stripes pulled out to the middle of the track to come storming past near the line and score by three-quarters of a length in 29.12 from Monamolin.
The second semi featured hot favourite Faypoint Rush but things didn't go according to plan.
As the traps went up there was a real battle to the first bend and Whitefort Miley took control here with the favourite in pursuit, but he never really looked like getting on terms.
The strong-running Whitefort held him all the way up the straight to score by three-quarters of a length, with the strong-finishing Piercestown Leaf getting up on the line to grab second spot in a fast time of 28.73.
The trap draw has made it interesting as Whitefort is drawn inside Faypoint and this could prove the telling factor.
May 2 results - race one, The Track Supporters' Club A4/A5 525, round one, heat one: 1, Town Mystery (owner, A.J. Dooley, Co. Carlow; trainer, Seán Dooley, Co. Carlow), 29.09; 2, Metric Majestic, 29.37.
Race two, heat two: 1, Southest Jack (owner, Daniel Frayne, Murrintown), 28.83; 2, Town Belle, 28.97.
Race three, heat three: 1, Ballycowen Judy (owner, Kevin O'Gorman, Sleedagh), 29.43; 2, Vinegarhill Lane, 29.88.
Race four, Black Tom's Bar Tinahely Open Unraced 525 semi-final: 1, Kingswood Bale (owner, P.A. Oliver, West Midlands; trainer, Michael Meade, Waterford), 28.92; 2, Swithins Brae, 29.02.
Race five, Black Tom's Bar Tinahely Open Unraced 525 semi-final: 1, Strictly Buster (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 29.06; 2, Leahs Phantom, 29.11.
Race six, heat four: 1, Stripe Lucy (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 29.26; 2, Master Conor, 29.28.
Race seven, heat five: 1, Codars Runaway (owner, Dara O'Connor, Enniscorthy), 29.30; 2, Bu Han Story, 29.65.
Race eight, heat six: 1, Dolls China (owner, Edward Sheridan, Co. Wicklow), 29.78; 2, Ballycowen Ann, 29.85.
May 5 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A6 525: 1, January Weather (owner, Philip Coleman, Saltmills), 29.19; 2, Carrigoe Duke, 29.92.
Race two, Intertrack Betting A5 525: 1, On The Ledge (owner, James Travers, Gorey), 29.77; 2, Pros Fancy, 29.78.
Race three, The Storm Control @ Stud A4 575: 1, Getreadyforit (owner, Cora Jones, Redcross, Co. Wicklow; trainer, Kenneth Jones), 32.04; 2, Desirable Fella, 32.05.
Race four, The Roban Financial A4 525: 1, Jills Jagura (owners, Caroline Fielding and Margaret Crotty, Enniscorthy), 28.99; 2, Samisla, 29.30.
Race five, The Trackside Diner A3 525: 1, Rocky Dee Rocket (owner, Dean O'Leary, Co. Wexford), 28.95; 2, Call Him Timmy, 29.47.
Race six, The Droopys Stud April Stakes A2/A3 525 semi-final: 1, Stripe Mary (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 29.12; 2, Monamolin Tank, 29.17.
Race seven, The Droopys Stud April Stakes A2/A3 525 semi-final: 1, Whitefort Miley (owner, Nancy O'Connor, Oylegate), 28.73; 2, Piercestown Leaf, 28.78.
Race eight, The Track Bar A2 525: 1, Qualify (owner, Danny Kenny, Pembrokestown), 28.88; 2, Ballymurn Royal, 29.16.
Race nine, May A1 525: 1, Gymstar Bugati (owner, Tommy Mahoney, Barntown), 29.24; 2, Kacys Blu, 29.34.