Sport Greyhounds

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Droopys Dargle set to gain victory

Droopys Dargle (8.57) has been consistent and she can take the bend and provide Pat Buckley with another big prize. Stock photo
Droopys Dargle (8.57) has been consistent and she can take the bend and provide Pat Buckley with another big prize. Stock photo
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

It was the first major greyhound competition to be sponsored when known as the Guinness 600 in 1964. Now 54 years later the Gain 600 as it is now known is still going strong and the final will be run in front of a huge crowd at Shelbourne Park this evening.

The market leaders are Beaming Paradise and Droopys Dargle but it would be no huge surprise if any of the six came out in front. Beaming Paradise goes from the inside box but can he get around the bend in front?

Droopys Dargle (8.57) has been consistent and she can take the bend and provide Pat Buckley with another big prize. Dumas and Vaguely Noble can battle it out for third. The Shelbourne card will also include the eight first round heats of the Sporting Press Irish Oaks and the reigning champion Forest Natalee (9.12) will be defending her title. Martin Lanney’s charge has been moving well in trials and she can make all the running in Heat 6. 

There are three British challengers and Heather Dimmock’s Donation (9.27) is a likely winner while others worth noting are Droopys Ant (7.42), Ballinakil Clare (8.12), Cabra Angel (8.42) and Tibet (9.57).

At Curraheen Park, the second round of the Riverside Oscar Open 525 is the highlight and winning cases can be made for Holycross Lad (9.20) and Skywalker Rafa (9.35).

Irish Independent

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