Greyhounds: Tyson goes the distance
GREYHOUNDS: Enniscorthy trainer Pat Gordon enjoyed the greatest night of his relatively short training career when he won the final of the Joe Dunne Memorial 525 at Shelbourne on Saturday and went on to complete a fine treble with his Fatboyz prefix.
Fatboyz Tyson was the favourite to land the Dunne Memorial and he did so in style, confirming the impression that he will be a major player in this year's Irish Derby. Incidentally, the new Derby sponsor will be named at a press conference at Shelbourne this afternoon.
Fatboyz Tyson, winner of the National Puppy Stake last December, flashed out of traps and led Pablo Supreme to the bend. Barefoot Bullet moved second at this juncture and threw down his typically strong challenge.
Fatboyz Tyson is a very strong stayer and ran on powerfully to hold off Barefoot Bullet by a length and a half with Priceless Chef coming through to finish a two-length third.
He overhauled Pablo Supreme close home to claim third spot by half a length.
Fatboyz Tyson runs in the ownership of the Fatboyz Nodrog Syndicate and they were also on the mark with Fatboyz Nodrog winning an open 525 in the fastest time of the night, 28.74, while earlier Fatboyz Georgie won a heat of the Swords Prince @ Stud A1 525 in 29.28.
Down at Cork, Beaming Dilemma won the famed Guinness Trophy for Joshua and Cillein O'Brien. He led all the way and was left clear on the opening bend. He went on to win by seven and a half lengths from Evons Murralli in 28.35.