Mary earns her stripes in style
Good turn-out at dog track
Thursday night's card at Enniscorthy Dog Track was a fundraiser in aid of Davidstown-Courtnacuddy G.A.A. club, and there was a very good turn-out to enjoy some fine racing.
The feature event was the final of the €1,700 to the winner Horse and Hound Tri-Distance Stake, and the in-form Stripe Mary proved victorious.
Following up her recent final win at Clonmel, she got out well from her trap two box and while favourite Droopys Clement challenged at the third bend, Stripe found a bit more and came home a snug two lengths clear of the latter in a good time of 31.64 over the 575 yards distance.
July 21 results - race one, The Davidstown-Courtnacuddy GAA S4/S5 350: 1, Rathsilla Messi (owners, John and Olive Morrissey, Rathsilla), 19.30; 2, White Tyson, 19.35.
Race two, The Track Sweetshop A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Misterin Zippy (owner, Michael Galway), 29.26; 2, Bluestormrising, 29.47.
Race three, The Track Sweetshop A5 Bitch 525 semi-final: 1, Elite Josie (owner, Patrick Roban, Enniscorthy), 29.44; 2, Carrigoe Olive, 29.82.
Race four, The Dawn Meats A6/A7 525 final: 1, Bu Han Story (owner, Liam Kavanagh, Co. Wexford), 29.64; 2, Metric Lilly, 29.74.
Race five, The Tipperary Water A4 575 final: 1, Geneva Chris (owner, Michael Meade, Waterford), 32.06; 2, Slaneyside Zaoa, 32.16.
Race six, The Niamh and Gráinne Murphy A3 525 final: 1, Karlow Billy (owners, WKC syndicate, c/o Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 29.00; 2, Sion For Blaze, 29.14.
Race seven, The Horse and Hound A2/A3 Tri-Distance final (575 yards): 1, Stripe Mary (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 31.64; 2, Droopys Clement, 31.81.
Race eight, The C.J. O'Loughlin A4 525 final: 1, Bing Annie (owner, Enda Morris, Rosslare Harbour), 29.41; 2, Willoughby Sue, 29.55.
Race nine, July A3 525: 1, Kilcarry Dancer (owner, Hugh Lambert, Co. Wexford), 29.49; 2, Tomahurra Cloud, 29.50.
Monday night's card featured the final of the Roban Financial A6/7 Stake, and there was a popular winner when the Matty Flynn-owned Ballina Kit, who had won her semi-final, followed up here when coming home two lengths to the good in a career best of 29.33.
She has now scored twice from just five starts.
The Summer Unraced Stake continued with the second round, and trainer Peter Cronin from Co. Kilkenny looks to have the aces as his Woops Jack was by far the quickest winner when recording a fast 28.83.
July 18 results - race one, The Summer Open Unraced 525 round two, heat one: 1, Millands Sivola (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 29.39; 2, Cill Dubh Conor, 29.46.
Race two, heat two: 1, Lochdara Jet (owner, Daniel Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.49; 2, Ride The Tiger, 29.63.
Race three, heat three: 1, Whoops Jack (owners, Larry Brannigan and Patrick Wells, Carlow; trainer, Peter Cronin, Waterford), 28.83; 2, Millands Bob, 29.25.
Race four, heat four: 1, Ardera Puma (owner, Anton Treacy, Bree; trainer, Peter Cronin), 29.80; 2, Tinahue Storm, 29.81.
Race five, The Roban Financial A6/A7 525 final: 1, Ballina Kit (owner, Matthew Flynn, Ballymurn), 29.36; 2, Pinewood Tess, 29.57.
Race six, The Trackside Diner A6/A7 525: 1, Ballinclare Lynx (owner, Andrea McCann, Gorey), 29.50; 2, Wallys Queen, 29.51.
Race seven, The Track Bar A5 525: 1, Call Him Timmy (owner, Eoghan Ruttledge, Co. Wexford; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.41; 2, Misterin Sand, 29.51.
Race eight, The C.J. O'Loughlin A4 525 semi-final: 1, Bing Annie (owner, Enda Morris, Rosslare Harbour), 29.33; 2, Duffry Gate Pat, 29.34.
Race nine, The C.J O'Loughlin A4 525 semi-final: 1, Willoughby Sue (owner, Shay Hodnett, Ballymurn), 29.52; 2, Metric Paul, 29.80.