DARING MIGGIE STRIKES LATE IN DUNFORD MEMORIAL

DARING MIGGIE STRIKES LATE IN DUNFORD MEMORIAL

Peter Farrell

With €2,000 to the winner, the ‘Mary Bridget & Tommy Dunford Memorial Guys & Dolls’ has delivered some exciting racing at Clonmel over the past three weeks and Daring Miggie has been at the forefront of that action for bulk of the competition.

Jointly owned by Stephanie Owens and Peter Woods, Daring Miggie called the judge into action last week as she reeled in Emers Velvet and it was a similar scenario last night as she struck late to get up in the shadows of the post and land the spoils. Fortune Maker however, played a huge part in the decider and it was he who sprung out in front from trap three to fly into the opening corner in front. Circus Act followed in second at this point with Daring Miggie sitting in fifth place with plenty of work on her plate.

OFF THE PACE PERFORMER

Daring Miggie has shown in previous starts her strong running capabilities and the Michael Meade trained bitch wasn't done yet. Edging closer throughout the contest, the daughter of ‘Droopys Cain - Daring Tavern’ was baring down on Fortune Maker rounding the final corner. The final still very much up the air with fifty yards to go, Daring Miggie delivered a powerful finish to collar the longtime leader, Fortune Maker, on the line. The judge ruled a head victory as the clock read an impressive 28.96. An appropriate end to a fantastic competition and many Thanks go out the Dunford Family for their sponsorship of the event.

LITTLE DOUBT FOR ESKE

The supporting cast on last night’s card was the ‘March ON3 Unraced 525’ sweepstake final and there were no shocks in this one as Doubtful Eske powered to victory.

Doubtful Eske cleaned up on his previous two starts, winning comfortable for owner Don Moloney and the fawn was even faster into stride this time around from trap six. Bit View Wonder was on the premises as well however and the latter took up the running off the second turn. Showing that he had more than one thread to his bow, Doubtful Eske battled back and the son of ‘Ballymac Eske - Yassoo Kitty’ outpaced his rival approaching the penultimate turn. Staying on strongly thereafter, Doubtful Eske recorded a three and a half length win over his rival as the clock read a fast, 29.09. Only a July 18’ whelp, this greyhound has a useful future ahead of him as he maintains his unbeaten career start.