Good News can make the headlines
Published 15/09/2016 | 02:30
A hectic weekend on the Dublin tracks kicks off this evening with a card which includes the semi-finals of the National Sales Unraced Stakes.
It will continue tomorrow with the heats of the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby and then we have the magnificent 13-race card at Shelbourne on Saturday featuring the final of the BoyleSports Irish Derby.
The main talking point in the Unraced Sales concerned Good News being led away unsold at €43,000 and he looked worth that type of money when clocking 28.30 in last week's heats.
He may even have to step up on that running this evening as among his rivals is Jumeirah Bran, a dog which has a 28.39 qualifying trial to his credit and clocked 28.57sec last week.
We must side with Good News (9.43) to win again for Sandra Guilfoyle and John Kennedy.
The other heat can be decided between Express Blackie (9.58) and Dream Mover.
Also tonight, the entire first round of a well-endowed Grand Prize will be run at Enniscorthy, an event which attracted 50 entries though advertised for 36.
The draw was made yesterday for the Dublin Coach Juvenile Derby, which is due to start at Harold's Cross tomorrow and there is a high-class entry.
An interesting runner is Robert Gleeson's ex-English trained Droopys Trapeze, in a hot Heat 8.
The outright fancy to win this competition is the Pat Buckley-trained Droopys Wilbury.