Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mulrankin zips to clear-cut victory

The Kingsmill Messi Unraced Stake got under way on Monday of last week at Enniscorthy Dog Track with four first round heats, and a few notable runs were recorded in heats three and four.

The Thomas Byrne-owned and trained Mulrankin Zip had a nice card, winning both its qualifying trials in good times, and she made no mistake racing from trap five as she came home a clear winner in a good time of 29.18. This March '15 daughter of Droopys Cain-All At Sea looks a very nice prospect.

The suited and booted syndicate were in full voice in the next heat as their Lazy But Lively, who had also won his two qualifying trials, continued his winning ways, racing home to a fine win in a best of the round 29.15. This fellow is trained by David Morris for the syndicate and a good night was had by all.

Heat two was troublesome but Blade Home led and ran out a snug winner in the end from the running on Ravens Tulip. The winning time was 28.48.

The opening heat saw a very close finish after Kingsmill Stride showed good pace after a poor start to lead down the back.

He looked the likely winner, however, Metric Marwood had other ideas and ran strongly for the line to force a dead heat in a time of 29.78.

The second round will be interesting this week as some of the runners did not get the best of runs and improvements can be expected.

Owner Derek Wilde has been picking off races nicely of late, and in race two his Carrigoe Philjon was a most impressive winner.

Getting out well from the trap four box, he was always in control and ran out an easy winner in a good 29.08.

August 29 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A8/A9 525: 1, Savvy Jasper (owner, Noel Kavanagh, Gorey), 29.69; 2, Heavenstown Amy, 30.00.

Race two, The Oceanfeed Greyhound + A7 525: 1, Carrigoe Philjon (owner, Derek Wilde, Enniscorthy), 29.08; 2, Seagrave Jack, 29.36.

Race three, Kingsmill Messi @ Stud Open Unraced 525 round one, heat one: 1, Kingsmill Stride (owner, John Roche, Barntown), 29.78; 2, Metric Marwood (owners, Larry Byrne and David Morris, Enniscorthy), 29.78.

Race four, heat two: 1, Blade Home (owner, Gareth Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.48; 2, Ravens Tulip, 29.72.

Race five, heat three: 1, Mulrankin Zip (owner, Thomas Byrne, Mulrankin), 29.18; 2, Enchante, 29.88.

Race six, heat four: 1, Lazy But Lively (owners, The Suited And Booted Syndicate, The Folly, Wexford town; trainer, David Morris, Enniscorthy), 29.15; 2, Strictly Pet, 29.25.

Race seven, The Track Bar A6 525: 1, Nice Girl (owner, Eugene Crosbie, Enniscorthy), 29.42; 2, Dipton Spark, 29.70.

Race eight, September A5 525: 1, Sorghaghtani (owner, Mary Whelan, Enniscorthy), 29.40; 2, Running Fast, 29.71.

September 1 results - race one, Welcome To Enniscorthy A6 525: 1, Rathbally Titan (owner, James Flynn, Enniscorthy), 29.46; 2, Ashwood Whiskey, 29.67.

Race two, Intertrack Betting A5 525: 1, Call Him Timmy (owner, Eoghan Ruttledge, Wexford; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.45; 2, Hitthekettle, 29.59.

Race three, A4 525: 1, Kilcarry Dancer (owner, Hugh Lambert, Co. Carlow), 29.30; 2, Tanami Island, 29.51.

Race four, The Trackside Diner A4 575: 1, Tagalong Hawkeye (owner, Dermot Flynn, Enniscorthy), 31.92; 2, Danciabri, 32.51.

Race five, The Roban Financial A3 525: 1, Tree Tops Beauty (owner, Brendan McDonald, Ballymurn), 28.86; 2, Duffry Gate Pat, 29.03.

Race six, The FFK Sires A6 525: 1, Metric Malachi (owner, Joseph Mackey, Ferns), 29.80; 2, Coco Prince, 29.83.

Race seven, Unrecorded Trials Wednesday A2 525: 1, Piercestown Moll (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 28.93; 2, Dicky The Postman, 28.96.

Race eight, The Track Bar A2 550: 1, Sit Back (owners, Shem O'Donnell and William Walsh, Co. Carlow), 30.52; 2, Black Toms Brae, 30.76.

Race nine, September A1 525: 1, Stripe Mary (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 29.12; 2, Good Ability, 29.15.

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