THERE was only one night’s racing at Kilkenny greyhound track this week because of maintenance work. That racing was on Friday and for the second week running the Paul Hennessy trained Who Told Ted flourished.
The son of Tyrur Ted and Who Told Marge was running in the second semi-final of the a2 stake. Again he clocked the fastest time. Fast away from trap 2, Who Told Ted led Castlehill Billy into the first bend.
There was a length in it at the second. By the third the pair were level. Who Told Ted dug deepest and stayed on to win by two lengths in an estimated 29.23. The track was estimated .40 slow for the 525.
Kilkenny Track A2 stake semi-final
The first semi-final was won by Triangle Lucca (Premier Fantasy-Triangle Mercury). Doc Herman led around the first but never got clear of the field.
Triangle Lucca and Sixpence More gave chase. By the third the trio were practically in a line. Nicky Nolan’s Triangle Lucca powered into the turn and stayed away to win by three and a half lengths from Raheen Phantom in 29.58.
Kilkenny track a4 stake first round
Trainer Paul Hennessy got his second winner as Shes Only Saying took the first heat of the Kilkenny track a4 stake. The 5/4 favourite was led early by Touch Screen but she blasted out of the second bend to take over at the head of affairs passing the halfway point.
Once in front, the daughter of Maryville Rumble and Tyrur Tara motored onwards to win by three and a half lengths from the running on Phillipstown Lad in 29.48.
The second heat saw May Bush start best and led early. It was a short lived lead as Son Of Mine took it over heading to the first, followed by the favourite Hello Deejay.
Hello Deejay was the third dog in the race to lead as he hit the front out of the second. Michael Doyle’s charge raced two lengths clear of Son of Mine into the third and ensured there would be no more changes in the lead as he doubled his lead on the run home. Hello Deejay (Late Late Show-Rosa Mystic) obliged in a time of 29.53.
The third heat was a messy affair with each of the five runners impeded in some form or another by the second bend. Slaneyside Pete managed to work his way to the front at the second bend and never looked back.
Barro Betty chased Slaneyside Pete home but never got any closer than five lengths in 30.06 to the Derek Kehoe trained son of Head Bound and Smooth Sky.
The first race was an a6 one and it was won by trap 3 Kielyfitzkellys (Mabels Dilemma-Marjak Paw). The race was level into the first bend before Kielyfitzkellys took it up.
The Shem O’Donnell trained leader eased into a three length lead at the third as Priceless Gossip gave chase. The challenger had no more to give and Kielyfitzkelly was able to coast home, six lengths clear. Deckos Daz came through to take second spot in 29.88.
The s1/s2 sprint was a race between Ballybough Kid and Neon Charlie. The former had the better of it on the run to the first and cut off Neon Charle at the turn. That proved key as the Martin Leahy trained son of Ace Hi Rumble and Droopys Lynx got daylight and pulled away to win by four lengths in 16.73, with the sprint estimated .20 slow.
The a3/a4 race saw trap 2 What A Disciple fly out and take an early lead. Newinn Magic went after the early leader and passed What A Disciple down the back stretch. Newinn Magic was in front by the third but the race was far from over.
What A Disciple came back for more an got up on the inner. The David Flanagan trained son of Saint Luke and Loyal Beauty came back for a half a length success in 30.08.
Toberadora Sam (Pacific Mile-Synone Starlight) too the a3 race by two lengths in 29.59. The winner asserted approaching to the first bend and moved two lengths clear of Gonewiththesnow out of the second.
Toberadora Sam moved four lengths clear into third and despite late pressure Glassmore Abby, Sam had this on in the bag for owner trained Brendan O’ Neill.
Mama Odie completed another treble for trainer Paul Hennessy as she claimed the a2/a3 race. The 6/4 favourite was the trap to line victory in 29.40.
Lemon Major tried to make a race of it but once Mama Odie got around the first bend in front, she was always going to be a tough nut to crack. Mama Odie stayed clear to triumph by two and a half lengths.