The Angel shows no mercy as she dashes to another impressive win

Racing at Kilkenny greyhound track on Friday night attracted a good attendance and produced lively atmosphere with the Mary Ramsbottom Memorial a3 525 stake second round heats the main attraction.

Racing at Kilkenny greyhound track on Friday night attracted a good attendance and produced lively atmosphere with the Mary Ramsbottom Memorial a3 525 stake second round heats the main attraction.

The performance of the round again came from Ger Langton’s Locnamon Angel (Royal Impact-Locnamon Belle). The July 10 bitch was well supported by the locals but this did not weight her down.

The race was level early before Locnamon Angel took control and began to put together another impressive display. Three lengths clear by the second, punters were able to rest easy as Locnamon Angel maintained her lead down to the third bend.

Cill Dubh Tommy continued to chase hard but never looked like getting to excellent four length winner. The winning time was 29.06.

In the opening heat of the stake Heavens Comet led Dr Phil into the first bend. Ascot Eoin ran wide off the first and he put a dent in Dr Phil’s chances. Heavens Comet went on to lead by two lengths at the second, a lead that was reduced to a length by Knockdrinna Duke into the third.

Tight finish

Neither of the front two totally see out the trip and they came back to the field late on. In a tight finish though it was Heavens Comet (Blue Savings-Zipolip) trained by Suzanne O’Neill who held on to defeat the favourite High St Kingo by a half a length in 29.67

Ballylooby Bart showed a nice up of early to lead up in the second heat. Lonergans Pub and Chicago Matt went up behind the leader but they were powerless to stop Ballylooby Bart kicking five lengths clear out of the second.

As the race moved onwards Chicago Matt tried to reel in the long time leader. Despite coming somewhat wide off the last, he closed the gap dramatically. However, it was not enough as trainer Martin Leahy chalked up another winner thanks to Ballylooby Bart. The winning distance was half a length in 29.32.

Favourite backers got it right again in the final heat as Some Touch (Bruce Ali-Tyrur Ali) made every yard of the running. The winner flew out and led Shes Only Saying to the first bend.

Secide moved up into second between the bends but by now Some Touch had established a four length lead. Secide clawed back two lengths in the latter stages but he was never getting to Some Touch who obliged by two lengths in 29.27.

Maroon Cha Cha bounced backed to winning ways in the s3/s4 ways. The well supported favourite popped out of trap 2 and led Skylark Snowy by little over a length around the first bend.

The opening race was an a5 contest. Everythings Rosy showed the best early up and led up. Station Boy ran off the bend and baulked a number of dogs. The bother left Everythings Rosy six lengths clear and beyond her rivals.

Stayed away

The daughter of Ace Hi Rumble and Droopys Clara stayed away to finish six and a half lengths clear of Station Boy in 29.47.

There was plenty of money about in the a6/a7 race. Most of the cash came for Quit Talking and Garryglass Marco. Garryglass Marco, Flomur Dan and Boycie went to the bend together. Garryglass Marco made the most of being on the rails at the first as his rivals got baulked.

The slow starting Saudi Bound moved up into second after a slow start but Garryglass Marco was in control by now. Roared on by his supporters, Garryglass Marco (Hades Rocket-Garryglass Jess) romped home by nine and a half lengths in 29.30.

Maroon Cha Cha bounced backed to winning ways in the s3/s4 ways. The well supported favourite popped out of trap 2 and led Skylark Snowy by little over a length around the first bend.

The Karol Ramsbottom trained son of Kinloch Brae and Pennys Mrsturpin galloped away to reward his supporters by two and a half lengths in 16.61. Royal Oak Sammy finished in second spot.

Howsyerdaymurt (Kinloch Brae-Kilara Fiona), owned and trained by Brian Ellard was the winner of the a2/a3 525. Monabrogue Mona popped out of trap 2 and led to the first bend with Howsyerdaymurt in behind. After bumping between the bends involving the front two and Kaysland, Howsyerdaymurt was a length clear at the second.

Piled on pressure

Howsyerdaymurt was still a length in front at the third but now Old Road Express and Kaysland were piling on the pressure. Howsyerdaymurt found plenty for pressure up front and eased away to score by a length and a half in 29.77.

Neon Charlie and Dublinhill Boy battled it out on the run to the first bend in the a2 525. Dublinhill Boy powered on out of the turn to lead the improving Princess Gael by two lengths at the second bend. At this point, Princess gael looked in a very good position and so it proved to be. The Martin Leahy trained strong running lady closed the gap into the third and made her move up the inerr.

The door was firmly shut but by now dublinhill Boy was beginning to run on empty. Princess Gael (Head Bound-Lemon Sophie) came again and got by to win for the fifteenth time in her career.

The winning distance was a length and a half in 29.27.