Impressive Move switches to Lenson team
The GMHD Juvenile Classic at Tralee invariably results in a number of high-profile deals and last week's fastest first round winner Keen Move has been the big market mover thus far.
The dog trained by Ger Reidy was owned by Fiona Reidy when clocking a flying 28.12 on Friday but he joined the Pat Buckley kennel on Monday and is now owned by Len Ponder. He has been renamed Lenson Rocky and he will continue to contest the valuable Tralee event if he settles in to his new quarters satisfactorily by Friday.
Buckley said: "He didn't eat on Monday night but he cleared his bowl on Tuesday and hopefully he will be fine to run on Friday night."
An absentee from the third heat tomorrow will be the Sean Dowling-trained Killeacle Jacks and the inside trap will now be vacant.
BoyleSports make Keen Move and Sidarian Eska their 7-/2 joint favourites for the Juvenile Classic while Double Oh Seven and Escapism are at 4/1 and it is then 10/1 bar the quartet.
Speaking of unraced competitions, one of last year's best events was the Superior Product @ Stud Stake at Enniscorthy in which Piercestown Nial won narrowly from Jaytee Dutch and Jaytee Jet. Well, the news from Michael Dempsey at the Co Wexford track is that the Frightful Flash Kennels will again sponsor the event this year under the name, the Storm Control@ Stud Unraced.
The event will boast a prize fund of €6,000 with the winner receiving €2,700. The first round will be run on Monday, March 7 and it is hoped to stage the final on Easter Sunday, March 27.
The Greyhound & Petworld Supersprint commences at Curraheen on Saturday and two names that stand out are the Ian Reilly-trained duo of Quietly and Hee Haws Sheriff. Quietly has always looked a top sprinter in the making but Hee Haws Sheriff would have to be ranked the likely winner of this event.