Friday 17 November 2017

Galway's big night full of promise

Trained by Robert Gleeson, Droopys Magician comes into the final unbeaten after three runs and she has looked a real star. In the semi-final she overcame serious traffic problems to win in 29.16. Stock photo: Getty
Trained by Robert Gleeson, Droopys Magician comes into the final unbeaten after three runs and she has looked a real star. In the semi-final she overcame serious traffic problems to win in 29.16. Stock photo: Getty
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

It's rare that Galway is the focus of the greyhound scene but tonight's meeting is undoubtedly the highlight of the year at the western venue as it sees the Galway Festival reach its peak with a card full of finals.

Highlight of the card is the final of the Flaherty Markets Corrib Plate (10.22) which is an A6 competition but invariably finishes up full of open racers.

The favourite, Droopys Magician, will surely race in open company in the near future.

Trained by Robert Gleeson, Droopys Magician comes into the final unbeaten after three runs and she has looked a real star. In the semi-final she overcame serious traffic problems to win in 29.16.

The likes of Velvet Honey, Silver Penny and Tyrur Minister are real dangers but such is the pace of Droopys Magician, she is nominated to prevail despite the draw.

Cragbrien Wonder will be the strong favourite for the James Horan Memorial 525 (9.52), while Coolio looks like the one to beat in the final trial stakes for the BoyleSports Irish Derby, which is just two weeks away, with Curious Boy the biggest danger.

Irish Independent

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