Very close finishes plentiful on all-graded card

Published 27/02/2016 | 00:00

It was a cold night on Thursday at Enniscorthy but there was a decent turn-out for the all-graded card on offer, with some nice runs recorded and some very close finishes.

The action started that way as only a short head and a neck separated the first three in race one, with Tycoon Dixie holding on to get the verdict.

Race two saw Cashen Warrior lead and win by a comfortable two and a half lengths. Mulrankin Sea overcame the trap six box to score a very convincing six lengths win to take race three.

Race four saw Willmount Jewel lead, but Metric Mocha came on strong to score by two and a half lengths to record his ninth career win. Race five went to Bu Han Story who got up to beat leader Slaneyside Aloha by three parts of a length.

Race six saw the fastest run of the night when Good Ability broke quickly to score by three lengths in a good 28.98. Leigh Oslo was recording his tenth race win when scoring by three and a half lengths over the 575 trip.

Race nine saw Sunfire Cosmic bring up the even dozen victories when getting a short head verdict over Piercestown Leaf.

The upcoming Storm Control @stud Unraced Stake for 48 will start on Monday, March 7, and is sure to create a lot of interest. In the past year over €5 million has been raised on benefit fundraising nights at greyhound tracks across the country for schools, hospitals, G.A.A. clubs etc., and all those who bought tickets have all had a great family night out also.

Any clubs, communities etc. interested in holding a fundraising night at the dogs should contact Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on 05392-33172 to reserve your night for the coming season.

February 18 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A7/A8 525: 1, Tycoon Dixie (owners, Raymond O'Sullivan and William Marlin, Foulksmills), 29.75; 2, Yokon Sand.

Race two, Intertrack Betting A5 525: 1, Cashen Warrior (owner, Ian Tierney, Tagoat), 29.29; 2, Metric Majestic.

Race three, The Barking Buzz A6 525: 1, Mulrankin Sea (owner, Thomas Byrne, Mulrankin), 29.45; 2, Kits Best.

Race four, A4 525: 1, Metric Mocha (owner, Pauline Byrne, Marshalstown), 29.00; 2, Willmount Jewel.

Race five, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday and Friday A4 525: 1, Bu Han Storey (owner, Liam Kavanagh, Enniscorthy), 29.56; 2, Tomahurra Nash.

Race six, Bet With The Tote A3 525: 1, Good Ability (owner, Robert F. Bennett, England; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 28.98; 2, Ballinamona Star.

Race seven, The Showgrounds A3 575: 1, Leigh Oslo (owner, Philip Coleman), 31.95; 2, Kingsmill Haven.

Race eight, The Track Bar A2 525: 1, Sunfire Cosmic (owner, Christopher Ryan, Murrintown), 28.99; 2, Piercestown Leaf.

Race nine, The Next Meeting Thursday 25th February A0/A1 525: 1, Daytime Dazzler (owner, Martin Petticrew, Enniscorthy), 29.31; 2, Stripe Richie.

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