THE GOOD racing continued at Enniscorthy greyhound track last week, with several sub 29-second runs recorded on Thursday night.
In race one, Colston Apache drove a strong opening corner to grab the lead and he powered on strongly to run out a clear winner for his seventh career success in a good time of 28.97 -0.20 slow.
In race two, Beechwood Puma was scoring for the tenth time after showing nice early pace to lead. Puma was always in control from there, running out a snug four and a half lengths winner from Achilles who also ran well but could never get to the victor.
The time was 28.90 -0.20 slow.
Begrudgery enjoyed a drop in grade in race six and, although led down to the final corner by eventual runner-up Could Be Fast, he got level at this stage and finished much the stronger to score by a clear four lengths.
There was a very good run also in race seven as Grubbag Mylo came out well from box three and simply raced away from the field to score by a wide margin in a fast time of 28.90 -0.20 slow.
On Monday night two semi-finals of the A4 stake took place in Enniscorthy.
Coolbunnia Frank and Roddick Be Slick were comfortable winners of their heats, while the first rounds of the Dysert Unraced Stake were run as the first three races
The sponsor’s Dysert De Burca was just the quickest winner of the three heats in a time of 29.39 -0.20 slow.
Up to Shelbourne Park on Saturday night, and there was another good win for Co. Wexford runner Ballinabola Bolt.
He was scoring his eleventh career victory when taking heat two of the Talking Dogs Novice 750 yards stake (first round), leading and holding on well to score in a good time of 41.90.
Race one, Dysert Kennels Unraced Stake, round one, heat one, ON2, 525: 1, Telex Bushwacker (owner, Anton Butler, Rathaspeck), 29.37; 2, Sound Structure, 29.51.
Race two, Dysert Kennels Unraced Stake, round one, heat two, ON2, 525: 1, Killoughrim Bale (owners, Alan Dagg and Tom Dempsey, Enniscorthy), 29.26; 2, Apache River, 29.47.
Race three, Dysert Kennels Unraced Stake, round one, heat three, ON2, 525: 1, Dysert De Burca (owners, Maria Byrne and T.J. Donnelly, Co. Tipperary), 29.19; 2, Sunline, 29.61.
Race four, Greyhounds make great pets, A6, 525: 1, Reality Belle (owner, Paul Quilty, Co. Kilkenny), 29.84; 2, Ashfield Wind, 30.05.
Race five, Find and follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, A7/8, 525: 1, Scruffy Sue (owner, Raymond O’Sullivan, New Ross), 29.19; 2, Monemore Queen, 29.99.
Race six, Please be mindful of social distancing at all times at the track, A5, 525: 1, Gymstar Rocco (owner, Tommy Mahoney, Barntown), 29.41; 2, Airplane Dano, 29.97.
Race seven, The A4 Members’ Only Stake semi-final, A4, 525: 1, Coolbunnia Frank (owner, Noel Ryan; trainer, Davy Morris, Enniscorthy), 28.80; 2, Ballinabola Ruby, 29.04.
Race eight, The A4 Members’ Only Stake semi-final, A4, 525: 1, Roddick Be Slick (owner, Liam Butler Snr., Wexford town), 28.97; 2, Murphys Rocket, 29.42.
Race one, Find and follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, A1, 525: 1, Colston Apache (owner, Seamus Whelan, Piercestown), 28.77; 2, Jackeen Lizzie, 28.94.
Race two, Happy Halloween, A2, 525: 1, Beechwood Puma (owners, John and Jason Giltrap, Enniscorthy), 28.70; 2, Achilles, 29.01.
Race three, No official trials on bank holiday weekend, A6, 525: 1, Spicey Bale (owners, Alan Dagg and Tom Dempsey, Enniscorthy), 29.31; 2, Milk Shop, 29.48.
Race four, All trials must be booked through the office, A6, 525: 1, Slaneyside Manus (owner, Philip O’Brien, Enniscorthy), 29.63; 2, Jaytee Geronimo, 29.66.
Race five, Greyhounds make great pets, A5, 525: 1, Mulrankin Bell (owner, Thomas Byrne, Wexford), 29.16; 2, Tomahurra Wolf, 29.30.
Race six, Please be mindful of social distancing at all times at the track, A4: 1, Begrudgery (owners, Going Nowhere syndicate, Enniscorthy), 28.81; 2, Could Be Fast, 29.09.
Race seven, Find and follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, A4, 525: 1, Grubbag Mylo (owners, Jamie and Anthony Roche; trainer, Davy Morris, Enniscorthy), 28.70; 2, Pennylane Matt, 29.26.
Race eight, Racing on Sunday 24th October at 6.30, A3, 525: 1, Mise Buick (owner, Kieran Creane, Enniscorthy), 29.29; 2, Clounanna Cooper, 29.34.
Race nine, Goodnight and safe journey home, A3, 525: 1, Monbeg Farloe (owner, Cormac Doyle, Enniscorthy; trainer, John Kavanagh), 29.09; 2, Lorraine Machine, 29.16.