A week ago trainer Joseph Tobin brought Late Posh, without a win from five races, to the Suirside venue to contest the twelve dog Track Supporters Club A6/A7 Dual Distance Stake and the son of Late Late Show and Tyrur Posh created a big impression by making all the running to break his maiden in spectacular fashion by twelve lengths over the 550 trip in a time of 30.54 at Clonmel Greyhound Track. That performance ensured that the trainer and his Gowran based owner Michael Doyle would have a warm favourite in the decider which was run over the 575 yard trip. Late Posh went a 4/7 chance and he once again made short work of the opposition to take the nice 600 euro prize in decisive fashion. He was clear of his rivals off the opening turns and although Paddys Granada stayed on in game fashion Late Posh cruised to a six length success from that rival with third place going to Karin Milling’s Hold on Louis. His winning time was very useful 31.96.
Elsewhere on the card Stop the Doitin posted a smashing 29.25 in the opening A8/A9 event, Dan the Man got off the mark in very impressive fashion by clocking 16.32 in the S2/S3 sprint and in the final event an A5 contest Kellsboro Crafty got up to defeat Late Arrival by a neck in a very useful 29.03.
Race 1 (A8/A9) – The reserve Movealong Turbo was the 5/4 market leader but although running on well to take second spot after being slowly away Willie Barry’s charge made no impression on the impressive trap to line winner Stop the Doitin which coasted to a seven and a half length win. Brighton Beach took third place a length and a half in arrears of Movealong Turbo. Owned and trained in Kill, Co. Waterford by Adam O’Brien the winner is a daughter of Compass Don and Prodigy Jaguar and her winning clock was an eye-catching 29.25.
Race 2 (S4/S7) – A 5/2 chance Homecoming Queen made it two out of two for Waterford connections when breaking very smartly and staying on to hold the flying late challenge of the favourite Vonnies Choice by a neck in 16.50. The winner is a daughter of Killahan Phanter and Mrs. De and she was gaining her fourth winning bracket for Tramore owner/trainer Joyce O’Regan.
Race 3 (N2/N3) – Favourite backers got off the mark when the even money chance Windmill Daisey a daughter of Hometown Boy Nga and Windmill Chick took over from Heres Lady at the penultimate turn and surged clear to score by three and a half lengths.
Heres Lady stayed on for second spot two lengths ahead of the third home Vale Turbo.
Windmill Daisey is owned and trained in Cashel by Daniel O’Dwyer and her winning clock was 29.67.
Race 4 (Novice) – The even money favourite Drumwood Brae proved a big disappointment as Hattys Blueboy and Heres The Weeyin swopped places to the third bend from where the former took control and went on to score by a length and a half from a flying Maldini Victory which was in last place on the back straight. Cooladerry Mist finished half a length back in third spot. The winner, a 5/2 chance owned by John Graham Campbell is a son of Droopys Maldini and Hatty Bluebird and he stopped the clock in 29.74.
Race 5 (S2/S3) – Shaneboy Willie the even money favourite led from traps and looked all over a winner but Dan the Man threw down a strong challenge in the home straight and this son of Barefoot Bryan and Natural Energy showed a fine turn of foot to win going away by a lengths and a half in an impressive 16.32. Holding took the third place four lengths behind the favourite. Dan the Man is owned and trained in Golden by David Hickey.
Race 6 (A6) – Moveralong Andy set out to make all but the odds-on favourite Pass Her Dolly owned and trained in Kilmallock by Mary Hanley cruised up to the leaders at the third bend and drew clear in the home straight to account for Yourinthewill by four and a half lengths with Movealong Andy a length back in third. The winner a daughter of Droopys Kewell and Pass Her Over posted a career best 29.20 in chalking up her second winning bracket.
Race 8 (A5) – When Late Arrival, proven over a longer trip, got first run on her rivals it looked all over but the 5/2 chance Kellsboro Crafty came with a strong challenge on the run for home and got up to account for Niall Dunne’s charge by a neck in an exciting climax. Grannys Column finished four lengths back in third ahead of the very disappointing favourite Fionas Fantasy. Kellsboro Crafty a daughter of Ace Hi Rumble and Sine and Rise was gaining her second success for Mooncoin owner/trainer Ian Walsh and her winning time of 29.03 was a career best.