Greyhound Racing: Jet looks ideal for derby
Published 06/02/2012 | 05:00
Irish hopes of an English Derby victory this year took on another dimension on Saturday night at Shelbourne as Droopys Jet looked the ideal Wimbledon type when winning the Joe Dunne Memorial Puppy 525 in sensational fashion.
Trained by Fraser Black, Droopys Jet now boasts an unbeaten six-race career record.
The son of Slip The Lark and Droopys Mo broke smartly, had the early pace to lead into the first bend and then gave an exhibition of close railing on all four bends.
The result of it all was a blistering 28.39 run as he held the strong challenge of Subway Gerry by a length and a half, with Swords Jacko five and a half lengths back in third.
Conor Fahy's Tyrur Sheehy was a most impressive winner of the Consolation final as he led before the first bend and ran out a five-length winner from Piercestown.
For the second time in two weeks the 525 track record was broken at Limerick in the Vetsearch Recharge Open 525.
Having set a new mark of 28.27 in the first round, Calling Spice clocked 28.30 in winning her semi-final, and then Ogie Tom did even better to win the the second heat 28.25.