Turner trains Dipton to Pettitt's final honours
The annual Pettitt's night at Enniscorthy Dog Track on Thursday saw a huge turn-out for what was a most enjoyable family event with lots of free finger food, face painting, good music between races and some very good action on the track.
To top all that the weather held up for long enough. As the last race was run the rain came but too late to spoil the party thankfully. Pettitt's have been supporting the track for many years now and owners and trainers alike are grateful to the group for their continued backing.
The Pettitt's SuperValu A3 final went to Barntown trainer Nick Turner when Dipton Chase justified his favourite's tag, showing good early gears to the first bend to take control of the race and run out a comfortable winner in a time of 29.25.
The Ocean Feed + A4 was another big money final in race seven and Duffry Gate Pat, owned by Alex Cooney (Enniscorthy), made good use of his favourable trap three draw to lead up around the bend and run on well to hold the strong finish of Cosy Scolari to record his third race win and his most valuable in a time of 29.20.
The Pettitt's SuperValu Real Rewards A1/2 final saw a blistering start from trap two runner Street Lane, owned by Eddie Doyle of Kiltealy and trained locally by Tom Codd.
There was only going to be one winner as Lane was streets ahead down the back and although Corra Octane tried hard to close him down, he was all of six and a half lengths adrift at the line with the winner recording a very fast time of 28.82.
Owners Stephen and Karen Parker of Piercestown have their bitch Airdown Rena in top form of late. After she blew away her field the week previous over 550 yards, she returned to the standard trip in race nine, an A1/2, and after tracking leader Vaz Te down to the third bend, Rena made her move to challenge and proved the stronger up the straight to hold old favourite Station Panther's strong finish by a head in a good 28.97 - her third win from ten starts.
Proceedings opened with a nice double for David Jordan of Wexford town when his Archaton Puma overcame his difficult trap six to take race one, followed in race two as Archaton Fly ran out an easy winner of the 600-yard race, having eight and a half lengths to spare at the line for a clearcut win.
August 15 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A8/A9 525: 1, Ashwood Smokey (owner, Helen Doyle, Enniscorthy), 30.08.
Race two, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A7 525: 1, Emilys Master (owners, P. Cosgrave and Thomas Codd, Enniscorthy), 29.53.
Race three, The Pettitt's race night A6 525: 1, Mad Mango (owner, Conor Wickham, Barntown), 29.85.
Race four, The Track Sweetshop A5 525: 1, Ballinclare Lad (owner, wwEilish McCann, Gorey), 29.49.
Race five, The Trackside Diner A5 525: 1, Crossleigh Olaf (owner, Madeleine O'Brien, Co. Carlow), 29.52.
Race six, Oceanfeed Greyhound + A5 525: 1, Alien Daisy (owner, Mary E. Browne, Gorey), 29.88.
Race seven, The Track Bar A4 525: 1, Crossleigh Sven (owner, Madeleine O'Brien, Co. Carlow), 29.47.
Race eight, August A3 Bitch 525: 1, Forthemarlhole (owners, the Black Crow syndicate, Latimerstown; trainer, Anton Butler, Coolballow), 29.67.
August 18 results - race one, Pettitt's SuperValu Athy A5 525: 1, Archato Puma (owner, David Jordan, Wexford town), 29.68; 2, Metric Bluey, 29.70.
Race two, Pettitt's SuperValu Arklow A4/A5 600: 1, Archaton Fly (owner, David Jordan, Wexford town), 33.26; 2, Metric Minnie, 33.85.
Race three, Pettitt's SuperValu Enniscorthy A4 525: 1, Hillburn Biddy (owner, Jessica Boyd, Co. Wexford), 29.56; 2, Metric Lilly, 29.73.
Race four, Pettitt's SuperValu Gorey A3 525: 1, Indian Lover (owner, Patrick Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.15; 2, Our Little Dolly, 29.18.
Race five, The Oceanfeed Greyhound + A4/A5 575 final: 1, Oulartleigh Genie (owner, Christine Martin, Glenbrien; trainer, Jacqueline McCann, Glenbrien), 31.88), 31.88; 2, Ballygur Rumble, 32.09.
Race six, The Pettitt's SuperValu A3 525 final: 1, Dipton Chase (owner, Robert F. Bennett, England; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.25; 2, Stripe Rory, 29.49.
Race seven, The Oceanfeed Greyhound + A4 525 final: 1, Duffry Gate Pat (owner, Alex Cooney, Enniscorthy), 29.20; 2, Cosy Scolari, 29.30.
Race eight, The Oceanfeed Greyhound + A1/A2 525 final: 1, Street Lane (owner, Eddie Doyle, Kiltealy; trainer, Tom Codd, Enniscorthy), 28.82; 2, Corra Octane, 29.27.
Race nine, Pettitt's SuperValu St. Aidan's Wexford A1/A2 525: 1, Airdown Rena (owners, Stephen and Karen Parker, Mayglass), 28.97; 2, Station Panther, 28.98.
Race ten, Pettitt's Sleeda Farm A3 575: 1, Tip Top Maddie (owner, Jack Ryan, Gorey), 32.06; 2, Sion For Blaze, 32.07.