Racing at Kilkenny greyhound track on Friday night was hot. The track ran a little slower than usual despite the good weather.
The main attraction on the card was the start of the 12 dog Droopys Stud a2 525 stake.
Both heats went to dogs trained by Dolores Ruth with Razldazl Yeats clocking the fastest time in the process. The winner led up from trap 4 and got the bend in front.
Razldazl Yeats edged two lengths clear of Garryglass Sammy into the second before blasting six clear of Ballinattin Ash into the third bend. The challenger ran on but Razldazl Yeats held on by two and half lengths in 29.40.
In race 1, a5 525, Tipp Power started well. Lotarespect and Gash Tom joined into the first, with Lotarespect pushing his way to the front around the first bend. The leader skipped five lengths clear of Gash Tom into the second and maintained that lead down to the third.
There were no dangers after that for Lotarespect who galloped on to win by six lengths in 29.60.
Canvas Torrres led Condor Bobby up and around the first two bends inn the next race. The pair tangled at the second bend as they vied for the lead. This allowed Lemon Prince to sweep by and into the lead.
The strong running Lemon Prince looked a winner before the bother for his rivals. He easily powered away to win by eleven and a half lengths in 29.78. Condor Bobby filled the runner up spot.
From an even start in race three, Dysert Maestro led up and around the first bend. There was bumping behind the pace setter. This allowed Dysert Maestro slip three lengths clear of Crossleigh Basil and Zippy Sixpence into the second.
The leader poured it on into the third to increase his lead to six lengths. Crossleigh Basil ran on as Dysert Maestro faded, but in the end the Maria Byrne trained Dysert Maestro had enough done to win by two lengths in 29.83.
In race 4 (a3/4 525) things were level early. Tearaway La and Graigues Trade went to the first bend together. Tearway La was the sweeter on the rails and moved two lengths clear into the second.
Graigues Trade closed the gap and looked to challenge on the inner into the third. Tearway La shut the door. Graigues Trade was forced to check. Graigues Trade came again up the home straight but Tearway La held on by a head in 29.58.
Flyer from traps
In race five, Mister Bates took a flyer from traps and never saw a rival from there. The 4/1 chance scorched his way around the first. He was three lengths clear of Garryglass Ros at the second.
The lead was up to five lengths at the third. The Darragh Morrissey trained Mister Bates was in complete control. Barefoot Arthur ran on to challenge for second but Mister Bates saw it out by three and a half lengths in 29.50.
The Open 725 produced the best finish. Garryglass Jerry was the first to show, but Woe Katie took an early lead. The pair had a real tussle with Woe Katie just edging it.
There was nothing in it into the fifth before Garryglass Jerry kicked for home. It looked a winning move, but Garyglass Jerry began to struggle and came back to Woe Katie. From a long way off the pace, Miss Gold Bars began to charge.
Miss Gold Bars and Woe Katie lunged late but the Karol Ramsbottom trained Garryglass Jerry held on by a short head in 41.29.
Razldazl Banjo completed a double for trainer Dolores Ruth with an all the way victory in the second a2 semi final. The winner showed plenty of early dash to lead up and establish a four length lead over Blue Ballydaniel turning down the far side.
The lead was up to six lengths by the third and though Razldazl Banjo faded on the run home, he had enough done to win by four and half lengths in 29.52.
In race nine, Garryglass Sheba led early and into the first, followed by Triangle Archie. The pair were level by the second before Triangle Archie took charge down the back stretch.
Archie built up a three length lead into the third and though Ontherun Mitzy stayed on, Triangle Archie had it in the bag from a long way out.
Triangle Archie won by a length and a half in 29.63.
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