Quality racing on show in Enniscorthy
Thankfully racing was able to go ahead at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track on Friday night, although it was bitterly cold.
Some good runs were witnessed on track with race four, the final of the Kereight King A5/6 Stake, the feature with a nice €1,400 first prize.
Favourite backers were happy all the way here as Faypoint Lisa led from trap to line and was always in command to score by two and a half lengths to maintain her unbeaten run through the stake. The time was 29.23.
The semi-finals of the Speedrite unraced stake were also run and there was something of an upset in the first as Chanceme Jay came up the outside from trap six and went round the first bend nicely, leaving trouble behind and going on to score from favourite Gemsons Coco in 29.39.
In the second semi, Battstreet Eva had a good battle with leader Ballinabola Theo before having to hold a renewed effort from the latter in a good time of 29.06.
This week's final looks a cracking race and any of the six finalists can win as the trap draw has thrown it wide open.
The Speedrite Open Unraced 525 Stake final: trap one, Uncle Wexford; trap two, Chanceme Jay; trap three, Ballinabola Theo; trap four, Gemsons Coco; trap five, Black Jet Hawk; trap six, Battstreet Eva.
The last two races were open events and featured two very good runs.
The ninth race saw hot favourite Kiltrea Brien go into a good lead down the back and he looked all over the winner at that stage of proceedings.
However, Karlow Joe was in hot pursuit and put in a powerful finaish to grab the money right on the line in a good time of 31.63 (575 yards).
Race ten saw another power-packed run from Airdown Rena who was scoring her 13th career win when impressively beating her litter sister Piercestown Leaf by four lengths in a best of the night 29.03.
December 4 results - race one, Welcome to Enniscorthy Track A4 525: 1, Mangan Boy (owner, Pierce Butler, Gorey), 29.35; 2, Metric Brae, 29.56.
Race two, Kereight King at Stud A5/A6 Sweepstake semi-final: 1, Faypoint Lisa (owners, Patricia and Michael Flanagan, Gorey), 29.30; 2, Tree Tops Beauty, 29.61.
Race three, Kereight King at Stud A5/A6 Sweepstake semi-final: 1, Lord Pink (owner, Tommy Woods, Enniscorthy), 29.32; 2, Kereight Quam, 29.56.
Race four, The Speedrite Open Unraced 525 Stake round two, heat one: 1, Gemsons Coco (owner, Shane Murphy, Coolcotts), 29.12; 2, Battstreet Eva, 29.33.
Race five, heat two: 1, Whitemill Lad (owners, Whitemill syndicate, Whiterock North, Wexford), 29.53; 2, Ontheverge, 29.70.
Race six, heat three: 1, Fox Cub (owner, Seán Furlong, Wexford), 29.67; 2, Falcon Blitz, 29.81.
Race seven, heat four: 1, Uncle Wexford (owner, James Robinson, Athy), 29.37; 2, Ping Be Slick, 29.58.
Race eight, Christmas Racing Every Friday in December A4 525: 1, Cactus Baldrick (owner, Ian Tierney, Kilmore), 29.24; 2, Lord Of Hope, 29.62.
Race nine, Music After Racing Next Friday Night A3 525: 1, Nothingsosay (owner, Andrew Sinnott), 29.50; 2, Mikey Blue, 29.67.
Race ten, Agricultural Show Party Night Next Friday A2 525: 1, Hot Diggity Dog (owner, Kate McCann, Ballymurn), 29.46; 2, Lisnakill Husky, 29.70.
December 8 results - race one, Welcome to Enniscorthy Track A4 525: 1, Lochdara Cain (owner, Thomas O'Rourke, Co. Wexford), 29.11; 2, Monalee Roy, 29.25.
Race two, The Henry Kelly A4 575 Stake semi-final: 1, Monalee Sara (owner, Roy Hatton, Enniscorthy), 31.86; 2, Likeable Light, 32.03.
Race three, The Henry Kelly A4 575 Stake semi-final: 1, Stripe Jacko (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 32.06; 2, Abbies Arc, 32.13.
Race four, Kereight King At Stud A5/A6 Sweepstake final: 1, Faypoint Lisa (owners, Patricia and Michael Flanagan, Gorey; trainer, Noel Walker), 29.23; 2, Tree Tops Beauty, 29.40.
Race five, The Speedrite Open Unraced 525 Stake semi-final: 1, Chanceme Jay (owner, John Dunne, Co. Wexford), 29.39; 2, Gemsons Coco, 29.67.
Race six, The Speedrite Open Unraced 525 Stake semi-final: 1, Battstreet Eva (owner, Eugene McCabe, The Faythe, Wexford), 29.06; 2, Ballinabola Theo, 29.09.
Race seven, Agricultural Show Christmas Party Night A3 525: 1, Pros Fancy (owner, Eugene Crosbie, Enniscorthy), 29.19; 2, Kereight Splat, 29.33.
Race eight, Racing Friday 15th & Friday 22nd December A2 525: 1, Stripe Pal (owner, Ned Freeman, Co. Kilkenny), 29.11; 2, Vinegarhill Moon, 29.21.
Race nine, Music After Racing Tonight Open 575: 1, Karlow Joe (owner, Henry Kelly, Co. Carlow), 31.63; 2, Kiltrea Brian, 31.73.
Race ten, Next Meeting on Friday 15th December Open 525: 1, Airdown Rena (owners, Karen and Stephen Parker, Bridgetown), 29.03; 2, Piercestown Leaf, 29.31.