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Thursday 15 November 2018

Killer Bee stings all opponents despite poor start to heat

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The Red Mills Future Champion Unraced Stake continued at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track with six second round heats on Monday night.

Killer Bee again caught the eye in race seven (heat five) when overcoming an early bump and being checked off the second bend before getting into gear down the back to sweep to the lead up the home straight, scoring going away in a good 28.99.

Killer is drawn well in trap three this week and, with a good break, he could put his stamp on the stake with a very fast run if he can maintain current form.

The Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger final will be the feature event this Thursday night.

The €4,000 first prize will be contested for in what looks a very open affair, with little or nothing to choose between the six finalists judging by recent performances.

In the semi-finals last week, Obama Country came home very strongly to go past early leader Forest Rival in the home stretch to score going away, but he is not guaranteed to get as clear a run as he did this time.

His winning time was 30.22 over 550 yards.

The second semi-final saw a real battle as Flying Lola put in a bold effort to get the better of Hot Diggity Dog who went past her down the back.

Lola was not for giving in and she battled all the way to the line, only going down by three-quarters of a length, with Ballybough Murt a strong-finishing third in 30.21 (550 yards).

Trap draw for the 2018 Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger final; 1, Forest Rival; 2, Flying Lola; 3, Beepers Paddy; 4, Hot Diggity Dog; 5, Obama Country; 6, Ballybough Murt.

October 22 results - race one, The Model County 525 Stakes: 1, Elusive Rocket (owners, Philip Ryan and Eugene Gleeson, Co. Carlow), 28.87; 2, Willowpark Jess, 29.99.

Race two, The Book Your Christmas Parties at The Show Grounds: 1, Tyrur Seán Andy (owner, Michael Murphy, Co. Cork; trainer, Owen Doyle, Gorey), 31.74; 2, Tomahurra Ruby, 31.75.

Race three, Red Mills 2018 Future Champion Unraced, round two, heat one: 1, Crossfield Marty (owner, Brendan O'Shea, Cork; trainer, Peter Cronin, Co. Kilkenny), 29.20; 2, Droopys Bee, 29.34.

Race four, heat two: 1, Jaytee General (owner, John Turner; trainer, Paul Hennessy, Co. Kilkenny), 29.10; 2, Geansai Vim, 29.62.

Race five, heat three: 1, Express Sparkle (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.87; 2, Ballinaboola Gin, 29.25.

Race six, heat four: 1, Lebudgiesmuggler (owners, We Couldn't Afford A Horse syndicate, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny; trainer, Paul Hennessy), 28.87; 2, Jazz Beat, 29.18.

Race seven, heat five: 1, Killer Bee (owners, Peter Comerford and Tony Moore, Naas), 28.99; 2, Express Tiberus, 29.20.

Race eight, heat six: 1, Trade Chandler (owner, Sinéad Tuohy, Co. Tipperary), 29.02; 2, Jaytee Sienna, 29.51.

Race nine, The Loch Garman 525 Stakes: 1, Ballinaboola Rum (owner, Niamh Murphy, Ballinaboola), 29.10; 2, Goquicksaysmick, 29.11.

October 25 results - race one, The Welcome to The Sacred Heart Race Night 525: 1, Headford Iso (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 28.86; 2, Whitemill Lad, 29.38.

Race two, The Cosy Home Heating 525 Stakes: 1, Machinegunkelsie (owner, Ciara Gardiner, New Ross; trainer, Nick Turner, Barntown), 29.67; 2, Cyrils Pronto, 29.72.

Race three, The Sacred Heart N.S. Sprint Stakes: 1, Steeple Road Swift (owner, Michael Wren, Carrigaline), 19.22; 2, Ballinaboola Loch, 19.36.

Race four, The Newbawn N.S. Gala Race Night 525: 1, Ballybreen Champ (owners, John O'Connor and James Murphy, Enniscorthy), 29.62; 2, Zaras Oasis, 29.69.

Race five, The 2018 Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger semi-final: 1, Obama Country (owner, Lauren Ramsbottom, Portlaoise; trainer, Karol Ramsbottom), 30.22; 2, Forest Rival, 30.53.

Race six, The Sinnott's Bus Transport & Daybreak Open Sprint: 1, Broadstrand Kiwi (owners, Neil Fraser and J.P. Clements, Great Britain; trainer, Eamonn Moore, Barntown), 18.81; 2, Slaneyside Keyes, 19.02.

Race seven, The 2018 Boylesports Enniscorthy Leger semi-final: 1, Hot Diggity Dog (owner, Katie McCann, Ballymurn; trainer, Brian McCann), 30.21; 2, Flying Lola, 30.26.

Race eight, The Sacred Heart Race Night A4 525 Stakes: 1, Tullig Gold (owner, Caroline Hutton, Oxfordshire; trainer, Seán Dooley), 29.55; 2, Metric Brae, 29.79.

Race nine, The Newbawn Sacred Heart N.S. 575: 1, Pint Of Sausages (owners, The Carnew boys syndicate, c/o Shay Hodnett, Ballymurn), 31.71; 2, Kingsmill Rio, 32.16.

Race ten, The Tom Moran Car Sales 525 Stakes: 1, On The Tools (owner, George Roche, Barntown), 29.17; 2, Ballybough Jack, 29.31.

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