Friday 25 May 2018

Heisman ready to underline promise

Heisman goes into action in the fourth heat of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk this evening. Photo: Stock Image
Heisman goes into action in the fourth heat of the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup at Dundalk this evening. Photo: Stock Image

There are few greater tests of a greyhound than the 400-yard sprint at Dundalk, and it takes a greyhound of the highest class to land the Bar One Racing Irish Sprint Cup.

Th two-bend classic reaches the quarter-final stage this evening with four high-class contests in prospect. Last week a new star was unveiled as the Lawrence and Brian Jones-owned Heisman set a track record with a clock of 20.94.

He goes into action in the fourth heat this evening and it will take another supreme effort if he is to lead home main rivals Rathnasare Champ and Fleetwood Lee. Heisman will be doing his best work late and can be too strong for his rivals on the run to the line.

Going into this event Aulton Jet was rated one of our best sprinters but he didn't handle the bends well last week when beaten by Forest Natalee. The pair clash again in the first heat but Aulton Jet can lead to the bend and show the way to Forest Natalee and Toolmaker Rambo.

English challenger Fweshfromthesesh has taken well to the Dundalk circuit and will be strongly fancied in Heat 2. But Frank Courtney's Milldean Gem can step up from last week's effort to lead them home.

Peter Cronin's Cometwopass has already won the Gymcrack across the water and he can use his early pace to grab an early advantage in Heat 3;Claires Turbo and Riverside Chip can chase him home.

The final of the HRX Puppy Oaks is the big attraction at Shelbourne and it will be an open betting affair. Graham Holland's Rackethall Jess needs to get away better than last week but this strong stayer has the ability to take the prize.

Irish Independent

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