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Following Mind The Net's close call in the final of the Scottish Derby last Saturday, another Irish dog will be chasing a top British prize tonight when the Peter Cronin-trained All About Ya wears the blue jacket in the final of the Pin Point Recruitment Arc at Swindon.

Mooncoin-based Cronin had no luck in two major finals at the weekend with Metro Jack knocked over at the first bend in the Scottish Derby final on Saturday before Questoe Per Te finished fourth in the final of the Gain Cesarewitch at Mullingar on Sunday.

Perhaps it can be third time lucky and Peter was hopeful yesterday.

"He was a bit tired last week, but he seems to be getting better by the day and we have our fingers crossed," he said. "We sold Sidaz Harris after the first round and he could come back to haunt us, that's the worry. He is in trap one and he flies to the bend.

"I have no doubt our fellow is the better dog and if the race was at Shelbourne or Wimbledon, he would handle it okay."

If All About Ya, winner of last year's Texacloth, can lead on the bend he should win.

The final of the Arc will be shown live on Sky Sports 2 at 9.19 and the word from Swindon yesterday afternoon was that trap four will be vacant in the final as Benkaat Hero has been withdrawn.

SHELBOURNE ENTRIES

Due to technical problems, there is a delay in the completion of the Shelbourne cards this week, but entries for both the Gain 600 and the Healthcare & Transport Services Puppy Oaks will close this morning.

The Puppy Oaks is actually oversubscribed and there is the possibility that it may be run as a 48-bitch stake instead of 36. If that happens, trainers are warned that a couple of heats may be included in tomorrow night's card.

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Last Saturday's Easter Cup winner Skywalker Farloe will not be in the 600 field but his kennel companion Skywalker Legend, which was third in the final, will be a leading contender.

KILKENNY FIRST

Kilkenny Track will break new ground on Saturday, July 12 when they will stage the first Sales ever held at the famed venue.

It is hoped to have a top-class catalogue of dogs on offer and there is a possibility that the trials may be streamed live to facilitate potential buyers who can't make it personally to the track.

YOUGHAL GALA

The Easter Monday meeting at Youghal will be a special Matinee Family Fun Day with free entry and all sorts of treats for the kids as well as an Easter Egg Raffle. The first race will go off at 3pm.

GALWAY DATES

There will be no racing at Galway on Saturday night due to the Connacht versus Munster Pro12 rugby game. However, racing will be staged tomorrow with the Pick 4 guaranteed to €500 and then there will be an 11-race card on Good Friday with Galway WFC hosting their fundraiser that evening.


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