Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time for Good News in the Golden Muzzle

'Tonight, though, Good News can race to a deserved victory in this decider which can pave the way forward to a season which could culminate in BoyleSports Irish Derby glory.' (Stock photo)
'Tonight, though, Good News can race to a deserved victory in this decider which can pave the way forward to a season which could culminate in BoyleSports Irish Derby glory.' (Stock photo)
Michael Fortune

Michael Fortune

It can be an occasion for Good News at Limerick Stadium this evening with the punters likely to row-in heavily on the Pat Guilfoyle-trained dog of that name in the final of the €4,000 Greyhound & Petworld Golden Muzzle.

Good News has been claiming headlines since he first appeared on a track but luck hasn't been his ally thus far as he has contested three major finals while experiencing little luck in either event.

Tonight, though, Good News can race to a deserved victory in this decider which can pave the way forward to a season which could culminate in BoyleSports Irish Derby glory.

Yes, the son of Definate Opinion is that good. He gave a preview of his talents last week when winning the semi-final by a dozen lengths and a clear run this evening should see him confirm his superiority over a field which includes early paced Lone Bullet and the improving Dream Mover.

The other big Irish action this evening is at Curraheen Park where the second-round heats of the Barry's Tea Open 750 dominate the programme. Droopys Smasher (10.00) is the top attraction and another power-packed performance in anticipated with Yaya More Pints the likely threat.

Ger Kiely's Airmount Tess (9.45) showed signs of a return to form last week and she can lead home Flying Flyer in the second heat. The other heat can go to Richard Fitzgerald's Ranchers Wiston (9.30) at the expense of Rockchase Bilic.

Unfortunately open racing is scarce in Ireland at the moment due to the frustrating Shelbourne Park closure but Dundalk Stadium have two heats of their Open 550 on the card. They are difficult contests and the suggested likely winners are John McGee's Ballymac Galway (9.35) and the C.M. Bray-owned Ribbonman (9.50).

Irish Independent

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