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Greyhounds: Quinn set to score big with Forest

Michael Fortune

Published 04/02/2013 | 04:00

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Former Ireland soccer star Niall Quinn is on course to capture the Boylesports.com Derby at the National Coursing Meeting at Powerstown.

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Quinn is the co-owner of Windsor Forest, which goes into the final day at Clonmel as the 5/2 joint favourite.

Windsor Forest took a heavy tumble in his morning defeat of Foxhall Johnny, but came out bouncing in the afternoon and got the better of Mr Big from a long slip. Forest will face Thomas The Tank in what promises to be a cracking quarter-final clash.

The other joint favourite is Kyle Leigh, representing Marie Field from Patrickswell, which will face Brendan Matthews' King Rooney in the last eight.

A number of the leading contenders were knocked out of the Greyhound & Pet World Oaks and Ardmore Charmer is now the 3/1 favourite to land the prize for Westport owner Noreen Hoban.

BOYLESPORTS.COM DERBY

2nd Round

1st Quarter: Newinn Wonder (0.5L) bt Cracking Jet 12.77; King Rooney (1.5L) bt Crushers Mania 12.86; Kyle Leigh (1L) bt Dale Pinocchio 12.67; Droopys Bestie (1.5L) bt Catunda Alonso 12.82; Tilford Tom (3L) bt Lucan Twilight 12.79; Longmeadow Raz (2.5L) bt Wilton Magic 12.95; Fatcatinhat (0.5L) bt Intacta Banba 12.90; Foxhill Mick (2L) bt Newry Awake 12.97.

2nd Quarter: Phoenix Bruno (2.5L) bt Catch Hunter 12.75; Cracking Lord (1L) bt Kyle Dixie 12.85; Droopys Abbott (1L) bt Jacksons Lane 12.93; Kilkeale Hero (2.5L) bt Go On Slogan 12.78; Barefoot Magnus (2L) bt Glendower 12.99; Thomas The Tank (1.5L) bt Pocketrocketben 12.80; Windsor Forest (6L) bt Foxhall Johnny 12.82l; Mr Big (2L) bt Tivoli Lar 12.92.

3rd Round

Top Half: King Rooney (0.5L) bt Newinn Wonder 12.66; Kyle Leigh (1.5L) bt Droopys Bestie 12.77; Longmeadow Raz (3L) bt Tilford Tom 12.77; Fatcatinhat (5L) bt Foxhill Mick 12.84.

Bottom Half: Phoenix Bruno (2L) bt Cracking Lord 12.84; Kilkeale Hero (8L) bt Droopys Abbott 12.78; Thomas The Tank (2.5L) bt Barefoot Magnus 12.76; Windsor Forest (1L) bt Mr Big 12.80.

Betting: 5/2 Kyle Leigh, Windsor Forest; 4/1 King Rooney, Kilkeale Hero, Thomas The Tank; 6/1 Longmeadow Raz, Phoenix Bruno; 10/1 Fatcatinhat.

GREYHOUND & PET WORLD OAKS

2nd Round

1st Quarter: Red Orchid (0.5L) bt Kinielty Jazz 12.99; Adios Belle (2.5L) bt Fingal Developer 12.83; Runaway Mitzy (10L) bt Cooga Music 13.17; Smart Ali (2L) bt Duchess 12.91; Loyal Lyric (5L) bt Kyle0. Trixie 12.80; Garrys Secret (2L) bt Vacume Lizzie 13.08; Crafty Diviso (ju) bt Stop That Ger 12.95; Miss Fury (0.5L) bt Skellig Tivoli 13.07.

2nd Quarter: Ardmore Charmer (2.5L) bt Dependable 12.90; Katelyns Bumble a bye, Double Trouble drawn 12.98; Bend Your Knee (2L) bt Killacolla Spice 13.06; Bringmesunshine (ju) bt Gillogue Magic 13.08; Camarillo Blonde (4L) bt Nickies Tip 12.96; Collect Me Now (2.5L) bt Pretty Stranger 12.87; Blades of Steel (5L) bt Minorcas Flyer 12.88; Gowayoudat (ju) bt Central Heroine 12.84.

3rd Round

Top Half: Red Orchid (1.5L) bt Adios Belle 13.10; Smart Ali (7L) bt Runaway Mitzy 12.87; Garrys Secret (4L) bt Loyal Lyric 12.94; Miss Fury (3L) bt Crafty Diviso 12.98.

Bottom Half: Ardmore Charmer (2.5L) bt Katelyns Bumble 12.83; Bend Your Knee (2L) bt Bringmesunshine 12.97; Collect Me Now (1L) bt Camarillo Blonde 12.96; Gowayoudat (ju) bt Blades Of Steel 12.77.

Betting: 3/1 Ardmore Charmer; 4/1 Red Orchid, Smart Ali, Collect Me Now, Gowayoudat; 6/1 Garrys Secret, Miss Fury; 8/1 Bend Your Knee.

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