Galway Greyhound Stadium hosted an eleven race program last night and it was a dam who caught the eye as Headford Hoe accounted for two winners in the shape of Annaghdown Patsy and Headford Sabbath.
Both victories came in the semi finals of the ‘Galway Unraced ON2 525’ and it was Annaghdown Patsy who got the shot underway with a runaway seven length victory. Installed the 4/6 favourite approaching traps, Annaghdown Patsy bolted out of trap one and showed blistering early gear to lead around the opening corner. Owned by Stephen Dillon, ‘Patsy’ scraped the paintwork off the rails and the eye catching fawn galloped into an unassailable lead down the back straight. Staying on well thereafter, it was a comfortable night’s work for the son of ‘Pat C Sabbath - Headford Hoe’ as he stopped the clock in 29.05.
In the second semi final it was litter brothers turn as Headford Sabbath held off Magical Otis to dip under the 29 second barrier.
Owned by Seamus Leahy, Headford Sabbath broke even from the stripes but showed huge courage to sweep the opening bend and take a four length lead down the back straight. The race looked all but over approaching the penultimate turn but Magical Otis ran chasing hard in second place. Stepping up his attempted with 50 yards to go, patrons were in for an exciting finish but Headford Sabbath was all out to hold the fast finishing ‘Otis’ by half a length. The time was an impressive 28.99 for the odds on 4/6 shot.
SEANIE SPRINTS TO GLORY
Killuran Seanie maintained his flawless record thus far in the final of the ‘Fundraising At The Dogs Unraced 350’ as he justified the favourites tag to take home the €400 first prize.
Trained by Donal Cooney, Killuran Seanie looked in a spot of a bother at traprise as Hillstreet Jack showed the better of the early pace from trap one and was clear heading into the opening corner. However, the latter chose to take the scenic route around the bottom bends which allowed Killuran Seanie up the inside. Storming to victory thereafter, the son of ‘Droopys Jet - Varra Megan’, owned by Leo McNulty and Donal Cooney, had almost two lengths in hand come the winning line. The time was 19.25.