We have the results and video replayed from heats 1-16 of the 2nd round of Irish greyhound derby and the draw for the 3rd round.
The fastest time recorded in the first session of the second round of the BoyleSports Irish Derby was produced by Good News as he clocked 29.49 in winning Heat 7 but the star of the night was surely fastest first round winner Sonic as he produced an amazing recovery to get up very late to beat Jaytee Barracuda in Heat 5 in 29.62.
One of the big talking points of the night was the success of Ronnie Craven’s rank outsider Lolos Framptons in 29.70 and his success saw the Trio pay a whopping €818.10 for a €1 stake.
Heat 1 – PHAT DADDY TOO GOOD
Me Phat Daddy displayed all his qualities to kick off the second round with a superb success.
Owned by the Glamour Paws Syndicate, the son of Scolari Me Daddy and Lemon Rita was ideally housed in the red jacket and after a fast start he dominated throughout.
Sidarian Fern was soon his nearest pursuer, but at no point did she look like closing the gap on the leader. Instead Me Phat Daddy stayed on far better than last week to extend his advantage in the closing yards. At the line he had four and a half lengths to spare in a fast 29.65. Impressive Guy was the same gap away in third.
Heat 2 – BEANS BURNS OFF RIVALS
Brendan Keogh’s Burnt Beans displayed both superb pace and determination to win the second heat over some fancied rivals.
The Ian Reilly trained son of Godsend and Highview Juli has wonderful early speed and he used it to great effect, powering into the turn to assert from the favourite Drive On Tipp, who was forced to check wide.
With Drive On Tipp losing momentum, Native Chimes took his chance to emerge as the main threat to Burnt Beans. Native Chimes really moved through the gears down the back straight to move second at halfway before closing right up on the leader into the third turn. Burnt Beans looked a sitting duck at this point, but he rallied on the run in to repel Native Chimes by a length and a half in 29.56. Drive On Tipp followed the pair home in third, a further three parts of a length adrift.
Heat 3 – LOLO A 33-1 SHOCKER
This year’s Derby has certainly provided plenty of wining favourites, but the bookmakers were the real winners in Heat 3 as 33-1 rank outsider Lolos Framptions produced the performance of his relatively short career to emerge a good winner for his owner, Ronnie Craven.
The son of Kinloch Brae and Lolos Ferrari was prominent in the opening yards alongside Jaytee Dutch, but when the latter ran off the turn, Lolos Framptons found himself clear of his rivals into the back straight. Javielenko moved second, but he failed to hold Minor Mike, who in turn was clipped from behind.
While all this was going on, Lolos Framptons was bounding along as happy as could be out front. Maintaining a strong gallop all the way to the line, the August ’15 whelp eventually saw off the fast finishing Droopys De Rossi by six and a half lengths in 29.70. Javielenko eventually saw off Minor Mike for third, a length behind De Rossi.
Heat 4 – NOTHING TYPICAL ABOUT ASH
Typical Ash, owned by the Secret Service Syndicate, backed up a wonderful opening round effort in the fourth heat to maintain his unbeaten record in the competition.
The Gerry Holian trained son of Droopys Scolari and Typical Pearl was soon in a prominent position and he displayed more early dash than his rivals to lead around the turn.
Kiss And Hug and Droopys Payet gave chase, but there was no catching the leader and he powered on to eventually win by seven lengths in 29.64, while the evergreen Cable Bay finished with a flourish to take second, a length and a half to the good over the fading Kiss And Hug.
Heat 5 – AMAZING SONIC LEAVES IT LATE
After a sensational 29.12 in the opening round, Sonic had to work considerably harder in Heat 5 as he came from what seemed a near impossible position to lead in the dying strides.
Not surprisingly Buckos Dream set the pace once clearing the fast starting Crinkill Jake on the corner, but he was never far enough clear of Jaytee Barracuda or Sonic as it transpired.
Sonic was only fourth into the turn and edging inwards he took a bump from Chawke It Down. This left Marion Maloney’s brilliant son of Knockglass Billy and Vickis Dream with a mountain to climb. Up front Buckos Dream continued to dictate, but he was challenged at the third turn by Jaytee Barracuda which led for home. But at this stage Sonic was absolutely flying in behind and the Graham Holland trained tracker got his nose ahead on the line for a head verdict over Jaytee Barracuda in 29.62. Buckos Dream was some three lengths third.
Heat 6 – EARLY PACE SETTLES IT FOR NOAH
Swithins Brae went to traps the tight favourite for this contest but he didn’t make the best of starts and it was Droopys Noah which got away best and he led up from a tightly grouped field which was headed early by Budgie Marbh.
But everything changed on the bend where the John Linehan trained Droopys Noah (Ballymac Eske/ Droopys Hilda) shot around and there was some crowding in behind. Offshore Point showed second entering the back with Swithins Brae in third and then it was three lengths back to Beannacht Tagdh.
Owned by the Ryan/ Drake/ Donovan Syndicate, Droopys Noah maintained his gallop all the way to the line where he had two lengths in hand of Swithins Brae in 29.54. It was then a length to the strong finishing Beannacht Tagdh in third.
Heat 7 – IT’S GOOD NEWS TIME FOR PAT
The betting on this contest found it difficult to separate Good News and Dream Dude and racing to the bend the two of them were also locked together with Jaytee President between them.
On the bend Dream Dude drifted wide and the Pat Guilfoyle trained Good News (Definate Opinion/ Pippy) was through in a flash to take it up and he led by a few lengths into the back from Hey Bound.
Good News is a strong stayer and the Sandra Guilfoyle and Mary Kennedy owned dog now showed his pace as he eased clear down the far side as he eased clear and had victory sealed a long way out. By the line his advantage had grown to eight lengths over Hey Bound in a best of the night 29.49. There was then a length back to Lemon Pete which got up on the line to pip Tyrur Hugo by a short head for the third spot.
Heat 8 – FWESH IS ONE FOR THE PUNTERS
The punters had taken a few blows during the night but in the last race they had one of their bankers in the Alfie Herbert trained British challenger Fweshfromthesesh and he did them proud.
Saunders Dash shot out of traps and led early from Droopys Harbour and an improving Fweshfromthesesh.
Fweshfromthesesh (David Bale/ Lissivigeen Joy) shot to the front on the bend and was followed by Fast Fit Alex with Droopys Harbour in third after being crowded on the corner. Fast Fit Alex challenged hard to the third bend but Fweshfromthesesh closed the door at this point and Droopys Harbour moved second. She ran on hard but couldn’t catch Fweshfromthesesh which won by a length from Droopys Harbour in 29.80 with Fane Sioux three lengths third.
Once again Clares Rocket was the star performer when the second round of the BoyleSports Irish Derby reached a conclusion at Shelbourne on Saturday.
The brilliant tracker flew from traps and ran out a very easy six and a half length winner in a time of 29.15 which was one spot faster than his run of the previous week.
Kennel companions Clonbrien Glory and Droopys Cabaye made it another treble in the Derby heats for trainer Graham Holland. There was also a superb performance from Tom Buggy’s Kilgraney Ace as he won his heat in 29.36.
Heat 9 – HERO REMAINS UNBEATEN
Laurels and Produce Stakes champion Clonbrien Hero maintained his unbeaten record in the competition when displaying real quality as he saw off the eye-catching Loskeran Vardy in Heat 9.
The massively talented son of Razldazl Jayfkay and Trout Or Salmon came away reasonably well and soon moved through the gears to join the fast starting Skywalker Manner at the turn. Carrying the better momentum, Clonbrien Hero swept to the front on the turn and entered the back straight two and a half lengths to the good.
At this point Loskeran Vardy shot into second spot and quickly reduced the leader’s advantage to a length and a half by the third turn. Clonbrien Hero is seeing out the 550yd trip strongly, however, and he maintained his lead to cross the line with a length and a half to spare over the gallant Loskeran Vardy in a superb 29.41. Skywalker Manner chased the pair home in third, a further five lengths adrift.
Heat 10 – BRILLIANT HAROLD OBLIGES
Tyrur Harold gave a clear indication of his undoubted brilliance in Heat 10 when emerging a magnificent winner despite fluffing his lines at traps.
PJ Fahy’s son of Tullymurry Act and Badminton Girl was understandably installed a hot favourite, but his supporters would have been concerned in the early yards as he was headed by both Cometwopass and Clona Kid.
Importantly for Harold, however, he held off Kilgraney Denver to turn third. Cometwopass seem to clip the rail between the opening two bends, allowing Clona Kid to challenge as they entered the back straight, but in truth both were now sitting ducks. Once straightening up, Tyrur Harold started to close and by halfway he was almost on terms.
By the third turn, Tyrur Harold was in front and he quickly put daylight between himself and his pursuers. It was a wonderful display from Harold as he emerged a comfortable three length winner in 29.68. Clona Kid clung on for second ahead of the advancing Jaytee Jet by a short head.
Heat 11 – SKIP PREVAILS AFTER QUITE A BATTLE
It looked an open race in advance and it certainly proved to be just that with the lead changing on a few occasions and the first three covered by less than a length at the line.
First to show was Toolmaker Obama and he led around the corner from Ballymac Galway.
The two of them were neck and neck into the back with Milldean Skip and Pension Plan in pursuit. Toolmaker Obama was baulked at the third bend and then Ballymac Galway was the meat in the sandwich coming off the last bend as the improving Pension Plan moved wide and joined Milldean Skip. It was desperately close on the race to the line and the photo showed that Milldean Skip (Superior Product/ Borna Girl) had prevailed by a neck in 30.07. The flying finisher Droopys Tee got up for second and it was just a short head to Pension Plan in third. Milldean Skip is trained by Marie Gilbert for the M&H Racing Syndicate.
Heat 12 – ROCKET POWERS HOME IN FLYING TIME
Clares Rocket (Confident Rankin/ Lemon Madrid) was a red-hot favourite for this contest and he didn’t his supporters an anxious moment.
He came away fast from six while his neighbour in five Slippery John walked out. But the Graham Holland trained Rocket led up comfortably from Jaytee Yankee, Dorotas Wildcat and Hovex Mick.
Dorotas Wildcat moved up to dispute second with Jaytee Yankee down the back but Clares Rocket was clear up front and the Full House Syndicate owned tracker was clearly not going to be caught. Jaytee Yankee checked between the third and fourth bends and lost his place with Hovex Mick now moving up on the outside. While Clares Rocket raced away for a six and a half length verdict, Hovex Mick took second and he was three and a half lengths clear ok Dorotas Wildcat which had a neck to spare over Jaytee Yankee. The winning time was 29.15 which was one spot faster than his brilliant first round effort.
Heat 13 – KILGRANEY AN ACE FOR TOM
Tom Buggy’s Kilgraney Ace (Scolari Me Daddy/ Kilgraney Poppy) is a trap six specialist and he certainly used his draw to perfection in winning this contest.
He broke well but it was Black Farren while led up from Droopys King and Kilgraney Ace. Brinkleys Blaze broke slowly and was at the back of the field racing to the bend.
Kilgraney Ace moved second between the opening bends and he then went past Black Farren into the third bend. Maintaining a wide course around the bottom bends he still kept increasing his lead and raced home three lengths in front of Black Farren in a smashing time of 29.36. Higher Level came with her typical late finish to take third place another five lengths back.
Heat 14 – DRUMSNA LANDS A SURPRISE VICTORY
The draw made this qualifier look a tricky contest and again it proved to be a very troublesome affair and we had a shock victory for Pauline Quinn’s Drumsna Star (Boherbradda Mac/ Royal Kate) in 30.02.
Kilmessan Gold was fast away and led up but the slow starting Sab Miller displayed fine early pace to challenge into the first bend.
The two dogs bumped and suddenly Drumsna Star shot to the front from Rockybay Rover with Inky Holdem now an improving third. Rockybay Rover closed into the third bend and challenged turning for home with Inky was making ground just in behind. It was a very close finish but Drumsna Star prevailed by a head from Rockybay Rover with Inky Holdem just three parts of a length third.
Heat 15 – CABAYE ANOTHER FOR HOLLAND
The classic is going along very well for Graham Holland and he had a further heat winner when Droopys Cabaye (Tullymurry Act/ Droopys Solange) turned in a smashing performance in winning Heat 15.
It was Concrete Jungle which broke best and led from Droopys Cabaye and Drumsna Legend. The other three runners had a bumping match on the bend.
Owned by Larry O’Rourke, Droopys Cabaye ran a very impressive bend to go past Concrete Jungle and set off for home. He was two and a half lengths in front around the bottom bends and he stretched that advantage to three and a half by the line in a time of 29.51. Drumsna Legend finished strongly to beat Concrete Jungle by half a length for second place.
Heat 16 – SARAHJO STRIKES AS JACK NODS
The night ended with another upset as the raging hot favourite Whoops Jack made a mess of the start and he was at the back of the field racing to the bend.
Swords Pepe made a flying start and he had a lead of four lengths on the second bend with Ballymac Sarahjo in second and Killeshil Jack now in third.
Swords Pepe has stamina limitations and Ballymac Sarahjo (Ballymac Vic/ Starwood Bound) was being shouted a winner at halfway as she began to close the gap. She was forced to check between the final bends and had to relaunch her challenge on the outside of the leader turning for home. Killeshil Jack was now a closing third but on the run for the line Liam Dowling’s Ballymac Sarahjo hit the front and won by half a length from Killelshil Jack in 29.95 with Swords Pepe two lengths third.
BOYLESPORTS IRISH DERBY
Third Round Draw
1 BALLYMAC SARAHJO
2 BEANNACHT TADGH
3 SIDARIAN FERN
4 BURNT BEANS (M)
5 FWESHFROMTHESESH (W)
6 KILLESHIL JACK (W)
1 BLACK FARREN
2 LEMON PETE
3 CABLE BAY
4 TYRUR HAROLD (M)
5 DROOPYS DE ROSSI (W)
6 JAYTEE BARRACUDA (W)
1 MILLDEAN SKIP
2 CONCRETE JUNGLE
3 INKY HOLDEM
5 CLONA KID
6 NATIVE CHIMES
1 ME PHAT DADDY
2 DOROTAS WILDCAT
3 IMPRESSIVE GUY
4 HOVEX MICK
5 SKYWALKER MANNER
6 JAYTEE JET (W)
1 GOOD NEWS
2 DRUMSNA LEGEND
3 SWITHINS BRAE
4 SWORDS PEPE
5 DROOPYS NOAH
6 DROOPYS CABAYE (M)
1 KISS AND HUG
2 ROCKYBAY ROVER
3 PENSION PLAN
4 FANE SIOUX
5 DRUMSNA STAR
6 CLARES ROCKET (W)
1 HEY BOUND
2 HIGHER LEVEL
3 DROOPYS HARBOUR
4 LOSKERAN VARDY
5 BUCKOS DREAM (W)
6 SONIC (W)
1 DRIVE ON TIPP
2 CLONBRIEN HERO
3 LOLOS FRAMPTONS
4 KILGRANEY ACE (W)
5 TYPICAL ASH (W)
6 DROOPYS TEE (W)