Kilkenny greyhounds: no hitch this time after card cancelled the previous week

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Kilkenny greyhounds: no hitch this time after card cancelled the previous week

On Friday night in St James Park greyhound track, Kilkenny, the postponed card from the previous week was run off.
The racing went off without a hitch, and it turned out to be a good night for John Phelan as his Trumera Quarry and Trumera Wood landed a quick fire double.
The faster of the two was Trumera Quarry, who roared to victory in the eighth race.
Howsyerdaymissus was well away and led early. However, as things tightened up in the bend, it was Trumera Quarry who swept by on the outer.
Trumera Quarry roared on into a three lengths lead over East Coast Blaze. The challenger clawed back a length into third, but Trumera Quarry (Superior Product-Spout Road) was far from finished.
Trumera Quarry ran on again and took the spoils by three lengths in a fine time of 29.25 as Howsyerdaymissus came through for second.
There were wins on the night for Ascot Grace, Flomur Pete and Gortkelly Eve.
The first race was a four dog affair. The money came for Coolside May before the off, but after a level start it was Kits Dilemma who led up on the inner.
Kits Dilemma continued to lead out of the second, followed by Feed Me Brie.
There was still two lengths in it by the third, but Feed Me Brie was soon on top and he raced clear to defeat the game Coolside May by five lengths in 30.08.
The second contest was tight early on, but it changed dramatically at the opening bend.
Slipped through
After plenty of bother Goldmine Scarlet slipped through on the rails. The leader held a five length advantage at the second turn but saw that advantage reduced by a length into the third as the well backed Blackstone Laura moved in pursuit.
Blackstone Laura kept on trying but Goldmine Scarlet maintained her unbeaten record, winning well by three lengths in 30.41.
There was better news for favourite backers in the third race when the Paul Hennessy trained Hello Rodge landed the spoils.
The 5/4 favourite began well in company with Oldroad Bulley. The pair drove on and were level rounding the second turn.
Down the far side Hello Rodge took control of the race as he galloped four lengths clear of his nearest rival.
Road Queen came through for second spot, but Hello Rodge was home for all money and by a comfortable six lengths in 29.68.
There was little in it early on in the a5 race before the reserve Acres Hill led up from trap 4.
The pace setter moved two lengths clear out of the second with Ascot Grace tucked in behind.
The lead was up to three lengths by the third, but the strong running Ascot Grace had the long time leader in her sights. Ascot Grace stayed on strongly up the home straight to get the better of Acres Hill by Two lengths in 30.15.
The fifth race of the night saw Local Dainty start well, but it was the improving Lemon Camila who slipped up the inner at the first and on into the lead.
There was a length between the pair at the second and that difference remained intact down into the third.
Untroubled
Lemon Camila kept pouring it on up front and was untroubled by the running on Ridgemount Gerry. Crossing the line, Lemon Camila was two and a half lengths clear in 29.48.
Gortkelly Eve started smartly in the nect race but had to give best early on to Archaton Becca, and it was the latter who went on to hold sway by a length at the second bend.
There was no change into the third although Ballygur Henry joined Gortkelly Eve in pressuring Archaton Becca.
The long time leader had no more to give and Gortkelly Eve took over between the bends. First run saw Gortkelly Eve home, a length clear of the fast finishing Foleys Gift in 29.77.
Flomur Pete was the gutsy winner of the a3 race. After showing best from trap 3, Flomur Pete went to the bend in front.
The leader was two lengths to the good at the second bend but down the back stretch he couldn’t quite shake the attention of Moynevilla Annie.
In the latter stages of the race Moynevilla Annie moved to challenge, but Flomur Pete refused to yield. Flomur Pete held on to continue his fine form, winning by a head in 29.65.
Early pace proved key in the finale and there are few if any with better early speed around Kilkenny than Trumera Wood.
Trumera Wood scorched his way to the first bend, followed by Jaytee Dakota.
Two lengths divided the pair out of the second, a lead that Trumera Wood maintained all the way to the third.
Optimistic ran on well late in the day but there was no catching Trumera Wood as he completed a double for the kennels. The winning distance was two and a half lengths in 29.55.